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Robert Hilbert Nonprofit Resource Center

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Katie Edson
Penrose Library
20 N. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 531-6333 x6141
Subjects: Nonprofit


Please note that the Penrose Library will be closed for renovations for approximately two months starting February 1, 2024.  For more information: Access to Foundation Directory and GuideStar will shift to Library 21c, located at 1175 Chapel Hills Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920. Use of the Robert Hilbert Nonprofit Resource Center at Penrose Library will be on a case-by-case basis. Requests can be sent to Katie Edson.


The Robert Hilbert Nonprofit Resource Center (NRC) is located in the Carnegie Library at Penrose Library. Funding for the NRC is provided by the Pikes Peak Library District and a grant from the El Pomar Foundation. The NRC 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 Robert Hilbert Nonprofit Resource Center and all PPLD facilities are operating without COVID-19 restrictions. While we are operating at normal capacity, staff from the Robert Hilbert Nonprofit Resouce Center are still available to assist you with your funding research needs remotely. Please email for more information. The resource center's hours have temporarily changed and will be open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., with a closure for lunch from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. No reservations are required. Please call (719) 531-6333, x6141, or email if you have questions.

On the left, you can access our Nonprofit Reference databases, information about our collection, how to sign up for our nonprofit monthly newsletter, local nonprofit sources, and more. 

Below you will find links to several guides that contain resources for conducting nonprofit grant research, how to start a nonprofit, information on becoming a CFRE, social impact, plus others.

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