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Resources for Steuben County Nonprofits

IRS Website

SCCF recommends searching the IRS website for information about charities and other non-profits, including how to apply for IRS recognition of tax exempt status, annual required filings, how to remain tax exempt, and other educational resources. For example, you can read about the life cycle of an exempt organization and how it changes with time.


Grant Station

GrantStation Insider is a weekly resource newsletter for information about funding opportunities, conferences, and seminars for not-for-profit organizations.


Carnegie Public Library

In 2011, the Steuben County Community Foundation made a donation to the Steuben County Carnegie Public Library to begin a collection of philanthropic resources. There are now materials regarding tips for nonprofit board members, grant writing, fundraising, and many other topics.



Sometimes it helps to get an outside perspective of your organization, and paid consultants can guide your nonprofit through strategic planning, board trainings, or organizational development. The Dekko Foundation has a list of consultants in Indiana and other states posted here.



GuideStar's Mission is to revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving.



BoardSource has long recognized the critical role that boards play in overseeing their organizations’ mission, finance, and strategic direction. With more than 25 years of hands-on experience working with nonprofit boards, BoardSource has become the go-to resource for funders, partners, and nonprofit leaders who want to magnify their impact within their community through exceptional governance practices.


IU Lilly School of Philanthrophy

The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy focuses on research to improve the nonprofit sector by collecting data, analyzing trends and documenting behavior of donors. That research is essential. It identifies best practices and challenges conventional wisdom.


IU Fundraising School

The Fund Raising School teaches comprehensive, proven fundraising concepts and principles, incorporating the latest research. At the same time, it offers specific tools and techniques that enable and empower fundraisers to effectively plan and manage developmental efforts



Indiana 211 Partnership, Inc. (IN211) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building the 2-1-1 system for Indiana. The goal is to create a seamless network of information and referral services that enables anyone in Indiana in need of human services to have quick referrals to those who provide them by dialing 2-1-1.


Paul Clark Nonprofit Resource Center in Fort Wayne

The mission of the Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center is to collect, organize, and share information on foundations, nonprofits, corporate giving, and related subjects. Read this news release about the changing structure of the resource center.


Grant Proposal Writing Resources

Foundation Directory Online (Contact SCCF for access)


Sample Funder Prospect Worksheet

Theory of Change

Logic Model Templates

Program Evaluation

Sample Project Budgets

KU Community Tool Box

Sample Grant Proposals



→ If you’re thinking about starting a nonprofit, we can help connect you with information and resources.

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