City of Enid

ENID, OK (October 15, 2012) – The Public Library of Enid and Garfield County will host a free workshop on grant seeking for nonprofit organizations on Saturday, October 27, 2012, from 10:00am to 11:30am.  The session will be led by Kief Schladweiler, Coordinator of Cooperating Collections with the Foundation Center ( in New York City.  Mr. Schladweiler will highlight the electronic and print resources available for your free use at the Public Library of Enid and Garfield County, a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center.  The training will cover the following areas:

Introduction to Finding Funders

Provides an introduction to the Foundation Center’s comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization’s funding needs. We will spend time exploring Power Search, which allows you to search across nine Foundation Center databases – grantmakers, grants, companies, 990s, news, jobs, RFPs, nonprofit literature, and PubHub reports.

Guide to Online Grantseeker Resources

We will introduce you to the resources available on the Foundation Center’s newest web site,, which offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of grantseekers.

Kief Schladweiler has been the Foundation Center’s Coordinator of Cooperating Collections since 2005.  He joined the Foundation Center in 1999 after working as a reference librarian for The New York Public Library. He received his M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

To sign up for the workshop, send an email to or call 580-616-7196.


ENID, OK (October 15, 2012) – On Thursday October 18, 2012, Grand Avenue will be closed from Cherokee Avenue to Oklahoma Avenue for approximately one week for road repairs.

Motorists are urged to use an alternate route and to use extreme caution whenever entering any construction zone.