Vegso Community Resource Center

The Junior League of Boca Raton has four community-wide goals, all crucial to our social needs:

  • Stronger and Better-Operated Nonprofit Organizations
  • Growth of New Nonprofits and Improvement of Struggling Nonprofits
  • Increased Income For All Community Nonprofits
  • A More Efficient and Responsive Junior League of Boca Raton

The Vegso Community Resource Center opened its doors in January of 2004 after careful thought and research. The goal of the facility is to satisfy a need to have a single, centralized Resource Center to serve all of the South Palm Beach County nonprofit organizations. This exciting concept offers great promise toward realization of the effort to confront and resolve many community social skills.

Grant Library

Established through the efforts of the Junior League of Boca Raton, the Grant Library at the Vegso Community Resource Center is a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center, Inc. in New York, the nation's leading authority on private foundations. At no cost to the public, the library provides the most effective and comprehensive research tools available so that community members and nonprofit leaders can identify suitable funders for their organizations.

The collection consists of reference books, journals, and the latest Foundation Directory Online and the Grants to Individuals databases. In addition to the two Foundation Center databases, the library offers directories and grant guides, government resources (including resources specific to the state of Florida), subject guides, information on grants for individuals, and numerous other books pertaining to grantsmanship, nonprofit management, fundraising, and scholarship.

The Vegso Community Resource Center Grant Library is free and open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Grant library orientations, including database training, are held regulary. To view the schedule or register for the next training click here. For more information, please call the Vegso Community Resource Center at 561-620-2553.

Education

The Non-profit Training Committee is committed to working in partnership with other community support agencies to develop resources for nonprofit organizations in south Palm Beach and north Broward Counties. We actively solicit relationships with groups who would like to partner and provide trainings in our facility. In the past, we have established partnerships with the Nonprofits First, a program of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, the, and the School of the Arts at Florida Atlantic University.

Workshops are provided on a regular basis in our facility. Trainings are offered either at no cost or at a nominal fee, with scholarship opportunities available. The programming committee solicits feedback from our constituent nonprofit agencies in order to determine future training needs. To view a calendar of upcoming trainings click here. If you would like more information or wish to speak to someone about these exciting opportunities please call (561) 620-2553.

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