Flintridge Center Donates Research Collection to Benefit Non-Profits and Local Community
Pasadena, CA — Pasadena Public Library and Flintridge Center are pleased to announce the opening of the new Nonprofit Resource Center at La Pintoresca Branch Library. This special collection was created by Flintridge in 1993 and maintained at its offices through 2012 as a free resource library to support the work of local nonprofit organizations. The collection was ranked as one of the most significant collections for nonprofits in the Western United States. The holdings include extensive reference and circulating materials on fundraising and nonprofit management. Flintridge Center has donated the special collection to the Pasadena Public Library with the intent to focus exclusively on providing critical services to reduce community violence and programs for at-risk youth.
"The collection's new home in Flintridge's service area of Northwest Pasadena/West Altadena is an ideal fit," said Flintridge Center President Jaylene Moseley. "Now these valuable resources will be more accessible to nonprofits and our community, since La Pintoresca is open six days a week. Donating them to the library frees us to concentrate on pressing community needs."
The Nonprofit Resource Center is located in a dedicated space at the La Pintoresca branch and will operate as a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center, the country's largest repository of fundraising and nonprofit development resources. It is the only Cooperating Collection serving the San Gabriel Valley and is expected to be widely used by nonprofit staff and volunteers throughout greater Los Angeles.
"We are delighted to receive this wonderful collection and to be able to continue the Flintridge Center's work in providing local nonprofits with the resources they need to make a difference in our community," said Pasadena Public Library Director Jan Sanders.
"As the leader of a small, local organization, I have made great use of the Flintridge Center's comprehensive library collection in the past. I am happy that this important resource will not only
remain in the community, but will continue to be free and accessible to organizations that serve the youth of northwest Pasadena." Mo Hyman, College Access Plan.
The Nonprofit Learning Center is equipped with a dedicated computer with access to the Foundation Directory Online database. This computer is available on a first-come, first-served basis, Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Two additional computers, located in the branch's Technology Learning Lab, also provide access to the grants research database during the Lab's designated hours for adults. La Pintoresca staff is available onsite to assist users with the database.
Join us for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. Raymond Avenue on Tuesday, March 12 at 5 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the Nonprofit Resource Center.