Holiday Hours

Limited Library services on Thursday, December 14 due to necessary hardware and software updates. Details

The Republic Branch Library is closed for shelving renovations through Monday, Dec. 11. The branch will reopen Tuesday, Dec. 12.
Drive-up service continues during the renovations, Monday-Saturday from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Search Census Data with My Congressional District

My Congressional District, a new interactive tool from the U.S. Census Bureau, makes it easier to find the statistics you need. Simply select your district and instantly view information on American jobs, education, housing, and more. Then, share it on your Facebook or embed it on your webpage for easy access. More

The Basics of Grant Writing

Writing a grant proposal can seem like an overwhelming undertaking, but really it's all about the planning. There are literally thousands of resources available to help you through this process.
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Starting a Nonprofit - 501(c)(3)

There are many issues involved in starting a nonprofit organization. To make this undertaking easier The University of Missouri Extension has created a resource guide to assist you in the planning and decision making process. More

Grants for Individuals

There is no such thing as free money to pay your bills or to pay off your home. The majority of grant opportunities are for nonprofit organizations with 501c3 status. That being said there are some specific types of funding available for individuals; you just need to make sure you are dealing with a reputable source. More

Grants for Businesses

Contrary to information we receive from late night television and disreputable sales and seminars, there is no free money to start a for profit business. More

Tools for Nonprofits

The Funding Information Center at the Library Center has some great tools to strengthen your nonprofit and keep it moving in the right direction. More

Giving for Good?

Have you ever donated to a charity and wondered if the  money would make it to those in need?  here are a few quick ways to make sure you are donating to a real nonprofit that is providing assistance to real people. More

About the Funding and Business Information Center

The Funding and Business Information Center is a special collection of print and electronic sources of information, serving nonprofit and community organizations, as well as small business owners and entrepreneurs in Southwest Missouri. It is located at the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, Missouri. More

Homeless Awareness Month

The Homeless Task Force has been working for a year to unravel the tangled web of homeless services and needs in the area.  Read and review reports and findings from the Homeless Task Force, the Homeless Youth Subcommittee and the Continuum of Care. More

Supporting Your Position

Need help finding resources to support your grant writing projects? Check out these Web sites that give current, verifiable statistical information to support your cause. More

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