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Robert Hilbert Nonprofit Resource Center

This guide provides access to websites and databases containing information and resources for those in the nonprofit sector.

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History of the RHNRC

The Robert Hilbert Nonprofit Resource Center (RHNRC) is located within the 1905 Carnegie Library. The RHNRC includes a dedicated, full-time Nonprofit Librarian who assists patrons, organizes trainings, and purchases and oversees databases, books, and subscriptions. Since 2000, the Robert Hilbert Nonprofit Resource Center has helped the Pikes Peak region’s nonprofit community build capacity in managing programs, human resources, finances, and fundraising. The El Pomar Foundation has been instrumental in securing and maintaining this valuable resource for the Pikes Peak nonprofit community and beyond. RHNRC is a Funding Information Network partner of Candid, previously known as the Foundation Center. The Funding Information Network is comprised of libraries, community foundations, NGOs, and nonprofit resource centers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, plus a dozen other countries. The RHNRC collection moved from El Pomar’s Penrose House to Penrose Public Library in May of 2000. The RHNRC moved again in March 2003 to a dedicated room within the 1905 Carnegie Library, adjacent to Penrose Public Library. The intent of this move was to provide additional space for the growing collection, a dedicated space for nonprofit organizations researching grants and nonprofit management, and a computer terminal reserved for grant research. The Robert Hilbert Nonprofit Resource Center contains all the tools grant seekers need to identify funding sources such as foundations, corporations, government agencies, associations and individuals, as well as resources for nonprofit management, capacity building, IRS compliance, and starting a nonprofit. The Penrose Public Library’s staff has been specially trained to assist patrons with basic questions regarding the many resources available in the Robert Hilbert Nonprofit Resource Center.