Arlington Funding Information Center

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The Arlington Funding Information Center (AFIC) is our community's best resource for nonprofit organizations, small business owners, and aspiring entrepreneurs who need high quality information to fuel their personal achievement or their organization's success.

Whether you need to learn how to find scholarships, incorporate a business or nonprofit, raise funds, create business plans, manage operations effectively, or write grant proposals, AFIC stands ready to help with specialized databases, books and eBooks, workshops, and more!

Materials are located on the second floor of the Central Library, but many online resources can be accessed via the web. For personalized assistance using our nonprofit and small business resources, schedule an appointment with a librarian.

AFIC Events

Event Descriptions

If you are interested in a specific event that you do not see on our upcoming calendar, please let us know.

Doing Business With the City

The first Friday of every month at 11 a.m., the City’s Purchasing Division will be available to meet with new vendors and hand out registration information and instructions.

Grant Writing Basics

If you work with a non-profit organization, or are new to grant writing and want to learn more.

How Do Companies Build "Referral Happy" Social Communities?

We will discuss strategies that do not waste your time and help you decide what platforms are most beneficial for your marketing goals.

How Does My Small Business Succeed in Online Searches?

We will discuss the basics of developing a strategy for online search engine success.

Nonprofit Grantseeking Basics

If you work with a non-profit organization, or new to grantseeking and want to learn about obtaining grants.

Nonprofit Networking After Hours

Come join us for a networking after hours event where you can meet others in the community just like you.

Online 365 - Developing an Affordable Marketing Plan for Your Small Business

Learn affordable strategies for your business that utilize online media integrated with traditional methods (i.e. direct mail, printed newsletters).

Public Speaking for the Public Sector

A workshop designed to equip non-profit and public sector professionals to deliver effective public presentations.

ReferenceUSA Training

The database provides you real-time access to more than 20 million businesses, 222 million consumers, U.S. new businesses, U.S. new homeowners and movers.  It can be accessed at the Library and also from home with your library card.

Start Your Own Business

In cooperation with the North Texas Minority Chamber of Commerce, the AFIC presents small business start-up basics.