University of Texas at AustinDivision of Diversity and Community Engagement

Testimonies

Check out our positive feedback! Watch below to hear Meredith Morrow, Institutional Gifts Manager for Austin Lyric Opera, speak about her experience with the Library. (More testimonies below).

 

Because of their support of area nonprofits, the Regional Foundation Library is one of the jewels of Austin. The staff is helpful; the resources are valuable. Going to Austin’s RFL helps to demystify the nonprofit funding process. Visitors are empowered to say “I can make this happen.”

Susannah Erler, CFRE
Grant Writer
Austin Community College District

For the past four years, I have brought my classes to visit the Regional Foundation Library to learn how to research and apply for grants from private foundations…I continue to include our field trip on my syllabus because I firmly believe that knowing how to apply for grants is something that will make them much stronger job candidates after graduation.

The two most common reactions I receive from students after they hear about the resources available at the Regional Foundation Library are “Gee, I wish I had known about this before I came to grad school!” and “This is amazing! I see myself doing a lot of research here in the future.” Almost uniformly, they think our trip is one of the most useful classes of their time at the [University of Texas] School of Information.”

Rebecca Elder
Adjunct Assistant Professor
School of Information, University of Texas at Austin

I cannot praise this best kept secret highly enough. The existence of this little office is why a one-room clinic in the back corner of a warehouse in Shelby County, Texas is now a 12-room primary care clinic with a three million dollar budget.

Jean Diebolt
Chief Executive Officer
The HOPE Project

The Regional Foundation Library has helped our small nonprofit organization, the Texas Jail Project, over several years by providing detailed information about various foundations, and more importantly, by providing advice and strategies. The staff has been available to explain how to use the search engines in their collection and to help us focus our searches, and they are also very responsive to follow-up questions by email.

The central location of the Foundation Library is easy to access from I-35 and it has adequate parking which is a real asset nowadays. We hope that this incredible resource continues to get the support it needs in order to help many valuable organizations in Central Texas.

Diana Claitor
Director
Texas Jail Project