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Get Ready: 2026 Starts Now!

In 2026, the country will commemorate the 250th anniversary of American independence. All eyes will be on Philadelphia as we recognize the historic events that occurred here in 1776. The Free Library of Philadelphia is proud to be a…

Give Thanks with the Free Library this November!

November is almost upon us, and it already has us thinking about Thanksgiving and the spirit of giving as the holiday season approaches! Here at the Free Library, we're thankful for  you . No matter how you use and support…

Five Alternatives to Starting a Nonprofit

Are you thinking about starting a nonprofit organization? In the Regional Foundation Center (RFC), the Free Library’s resource center for nonprofits, we see lots of folks who are committed to helping their community and want…

29 Weeks, 374.25 Miles, 56 Libraries: A Library Patron's Journey

29 weeks, 374.25 miles, 56 libraries*. That’s the tremendous endeavor Free Library patron and supporter Carolyn Redmond accomplished during the COVID-19 pandemic—to travel to all of the Free Library’s neighborhood…

Ask an Accountant: Nonprofit Edition

Regional Foundation Center  librarians are frequently asked about accounting services for nonprofit organizations. As librarians, we love to answer your questions, but can’t answer your accounting or tax questions. So we…

Take Part in a Free Library Holiday Tradition: Dedicate a Bookplate

Each holiday season, the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation creates a festive commemorative bookplate that members of the community can gift in honor or in memory of those they care most about. With a gift of just $50 to the Free…

How the CARES Act Impacts Your Charitable Giving

Passed in March 2020, the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) includes several provisions designed to bolster the United States economy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You may have heard a lot about this…

Support the Free Library of Philadelphia on #GivingTuesday!

It’s Giving Tuesday and the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is participating! Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement that was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past…

At Home with BRIC: Virtual Nonprofit Resources

Whether you are working from home or working in your socially-distanced cubicle, the Regional Foundation Center at the Free Library is here to support you virtually. Check out some of our favorite resources that can be accessed from…

It's Library Giving Day!

This National Library Week , we have reflected on the many fantastic resources, programs, and events the Free Library offers. Even though our doors are temporarily closed and many of our programs have been cancelled, our librarians and…

Resources for PHL Nonprofits During COVID-19

Are you looking to research funding opportunities for your organization? Is your nonprofit helping those affected by COVID-19? The Regional Foundation Center at the Free Library of Philadelphia is here to help!  Foundation…

Communal and Cultural Growth at the Village of Arts and Humanities

The Free Library cares about digital inclusion, equity, and access, and has expanded beyond the walls of our  54 neighborhood libraries  to partner with area nonprofits, providing free access to technology and programming to…

Digital Inclusion, Equity, and Access | Mercy Neighborhood Ministries Hot Spot

The Free Library cares about digital inclusion, equity, and access, and has expanded beyond the walls of our 54 neighborhood libraries to partner with area nonprofits, providing free access to technology and programming to increase the…

Give a Gift to the Free Library Fund this Holiday Season

So many people revel in the spirit of giving this time of year—from giving gifts to loved ones to giving back to their communities. The Free Library and all of our supporters get in the spirit of giving too. We raised $15,000…

Give a Special Free Library Gift to Someone this Season: Dedicate a Bookplate!

Deciding what holiday gifts to get friends and family is always tricky, especially since this time of year can be so hectic. And once you finally figure that out, you have to worry about actually getting those gifts! Whether that means…

Join us for Music in the Air: A Free Library Fête!

It’s right around the corner! Join us at Parkway Central Library on Saturday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. for Music in the Air: A Free Library Fête . The Free Library’s annual gala will feature and showcase Parkway…

It's Giving Tuesday!

It’s Giving Tuesday ! Celebrated on the Tuesday after all of the chaos of Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a time to step back from consumerism and deals. It’s a day where everyone rallies to…

The Meaning of Philanthropy

With National Philanthropy Day just a few days ago and Thanksgiving fast approaching, it’s a great time to think about what philanthropy is and what it means to each and every one of us. According to Merriam-Webster ,…

Get Ready for the Nonprofit Job Fair!

The Nonprofit Job Fair returns to Parkway Central Library on October 23 and the Business Resource and Innovation Center staff have the resources to help you make a great first impression! After brushing up on our all-purpose job fair…

Four Websites That Make Job Searching Less Spooky

Searching for a new job can be scary, especially when you have no idea how to start or where to look!  These local Philadelphia resources can help take the mystery out of finding the perfect job. Halloween should be spooky, but…

Headshots + Resume Review at the BRIC!

Get a FREE headshot photo taken at the Business Resource and Innovation Center! Headshots are a unique service for entrepreneurs, nonprofit professionals, job seekers, and more.  Use your photo to enhance your professional…

Virtual Office Hours: Penn Law Intellectual Property Clinic

Have a question to ask a legal professional about patents, trademarks, copyrights or trade secrets?   Entrepreneurs, nonprofit directors, artists and inventors: you can reserve an appointment to attend free consultations…

Headshots + Resume Review at the BRIC!

Get a FREE headshot photo taken at the Business Resource and Innovation Center! Headshots are a unique service for entrepreneurs, nonprofit professionals, job seekers, and more.  Use your photo to enhance your professional…

Tell Your Nonprofit's Story Using Your Candid Profile

Start telling your nonprofit’s story online using your Candid nonprofit profile  and find out how you can share up-to-date information with millions of potential donors and funders using…

Headshots in the Rare Book Department!

Calling all bibliophiles, history lovers, artists, curioseekers, and professionals! The FREE headshot service you love in the Business Resource and Innovation Center  will be offered in the Rare Book Department 's Elkins…

Is Starting a Nonprofit Right For You?

Starting a nonprofit can seem terrifically complicated--is it worth it?  This class can help you decide. In this session you’ll learn the legal and logistical elements necessary to start a successful nonprofit. You’ll…

Virtual Office Hours: Penn Law Intellectual Property Clinic

Have a question to ask a legal professional about patents, trademarks, copyrights, or trade secrets?   Entrepreneurs, nonprofit directors, artists and inventors: you can reserve an appointment to attend free consultations…

Nonprofit Job Fair

Join us at Parkway Central Library on Thursday, October 13 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. to meet with nonprofit employers and other local support agencies. Wear your best and remember to bring along a current résumé. We will…

Virtual Ask a Nonprofit Expert: Fundraising

Ask a Nonprofit Expert about fundraising! Raising money for a nonprofit is an important activity for all organizations, yet it can be very challenging. During your session with a consultant, you can discuss the different ways to raise…

Headshots in the Rare Book Department!

Calling all bibliophiles, history lovers, artists, curioseekers, and professionals! The FREE headshot service you love in the Business Resource and Innovation Center  will be offered in the Rare Book Department 's Elkins…

Introduction to Foundation Directory

Learn how to use everyone's favorite foundation funding database, Foundation Directory  (formerly Foundation Directory Online). The user-friendly interface makes it easy to find funders that are interested in…

RFC Bookshelf

The Regional Foundation Center informs the local nonprofit sector through research, resources and referrals, as well as housing Philadelphia’s largest publicly accessible collection of print and electronic resources on fundraising,…

SimplyAnalytics

A mapping and data visualization application that makes it easy to create interactive maps and reports using powerful demographic, business, and marketing data.

GrantSelect

The most comprehensive source of available funding opportunities, GrantSelect contains more than 10,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 4,000 sponsoring organizations. The database comprises ten customized segments: Arts and…

Grants to Individuals Online

This database allows you to quickly search detailed descriptions of foundations that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers.

Foundation Maps Professional

An interactive mapping platform with data on millions of grants that allows users to reflect on their foundation’s grantmaking activity, explore activity in the field, and discover new partners for collaboration.

Foundation Directory Online Professional

This database makes it easy to turn foundations into funders. It’s the only resource you need to search for the foundations most likely to give you grants. It comprises more than 140,000 grantmakers, over 11 million previously awarded…

DonorSearch

DonorSearch provides accurate and actionable information that identifies prospective major gift donors, annual fund donors, and planned gift donors based on proven philanthropy and wealth analytics.

Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is an independent news organization that has been serving leaders, fundraisers, grant makers, and others involved in the philanthropic enterprise for more than 25 years. It offers a robust advice section to…

Patience Marime-Ball and Ruth Shaber | The XX Edge: Unlocking Higher Returns and Lower Risk

In conversation with Renée Chenault Fattah In  The XX Edge , Patience Marime-Ball and Ruth Shaber envision a new paradigm of gender-focused investing where more women are placed in decision-making roles and able to optimize their skills…