Nonprofit

The Regional Foundation Center informs the local nonprofit sector through research, resources, and workshops. The RFC houses Philadelphia's largest publicly accessible collection of print and electronic resources on fundraising, nonprofit management, general philanthropy, and institutional advancement. The RFC also provides free access to the Foundation Directory Online—the most comprehensive database of U.S. grantmakers and their grants. Through its comprehensive collection and professionally certified staff librarians, the RFC promotes responsible nonprofit management and successful fundraising by nonprofit groups at all levels—from grassroots startups to established institutions.

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The Regional Foundation Center is excited to offer one-on-one sessions with a librarian. We can provide individual or group training on our databases with regard to foundation funding, starting a nonprofit, prospect research and more!

Upcoming Events

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Virtual Nonprofit Nerds: Last-Minute #GivingTuesday Strategies

Mon, October 25, 2021 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Join Nonprofit Nerds Philly as we dive into #GivingTuesday Strategies! About this Event Now in its 9th year, #GivingTuesday has become a global phenomenon. According to the GivingTuesday Data Commons , about 34.8 million people participated in #GivingTuesday 2020, and total giving in 2020…

Virtual Introduction to Foundation Directory Online Essential

Thu, October 28, 2021 10:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Learn how to use everyone's favorite foundation funding database, Foundation Directory Online  (FDO). The user-friendly interface makes it easy to find funders that are interested in supporting your organization's mission. During this workshop we will explore the…

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Sample Documents

Just getting started? Find inspiration in this collection of sample nonprofit documents and quick resource guides. If you need additional assistance, contact the BRIC nonprofit department or schedule an appointment to meet with a librarian.

Databases & Digital Resources

Explore our extensive collection of premier nonprofit databases. If you need additional assistance utilizing the databases contact the BRIC nonprofit department or schedule an appointment to meet with a librarian.

Online Resources

Advisory Council

The Regional Foundation Center (RFC) gratefully acknowledges the support of our Advisory Council, which provides financial and human resources in support of the RFC's mission. Advisory Council members are available to advise and guide RFC staff librarians as they plan and coordinate outreach services to nonprofit audiences. The support of the Council is also essential to the growth, maintenance, and stability of the RFC's collection of print and electronic materials. Member organizations include:

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