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!

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Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Room 202
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5423

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Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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Upcoming Events

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Defining Your Audience: an Art & a Science

Tue, June 6, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Free Tools to Find Your Customers and Use Your $ Wisely Arts and culture based nonprofits can benefit from utilizing the same tools and techniques of the for-profit businesses surrounding them. Learn how to use the free resources of the  Business Resource & Innovation Center  to…

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Expert Office Hours: Fundraising

Wed, June 14, 2017 11:30 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

The Regional Foundation Center is pleased to offer Expert Office Hours with Volunteer Executive Consultants (VEC) from RSVP. On the second Wednesday of each month, VECs will be available for 45-minute management consulting sessions to assist you with a project or goal related to…

Adult Discussion and Participation Workshops and Enrichment RFC Program Calendar Fundraising Nonprofit

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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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