While the Regional Foundation Center is physically closed we remain committed to your professional development. Our programs and services have been moved online. Check out our upcoming virtual programs, schedule an appointment with a librarian, stay current by signing up for our newsletter, access Foundation Directory Online Essential remotely (library card required). Still have questions? Reach out to us and let us know how we can help! 

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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, Ground Floor, BRIC, Ground Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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Monday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
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Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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Virtual COVID Response Dashboard: Lessons for Nonprofits and Funders

Tue, October 27, 2020 3:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

This session will provide an introduction and tour of CHIP's Philadelphia regional COVID philanthropic response dashboard with findings for nonprofits and funders. From May to July of 2020, the  Center for High Impact Philanthropy  and  Philanthropy Network Greater…

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

Virtual Measuring Project Outcomes

Thu, October 29, 2020 10:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

This seminar is designed to address the following questions: Why should project outcome expectations be set and measured? What things should be measured? What are the barriers to establishing a measurement discipline? How can the barriers be overcome? What principles and techniques work best for…

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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