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.

See what everyone is saying about our great service!

Services

Start Here!

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!

Request an appointment

Visit or Contact Us

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

Hours

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.
Foundation Center Funding Information Network

Upcoming Events

Showing 1 to 2 of 8

Filters On: Series: RFC Program Calendar

Make Money by Doing Good: Exploring Jobs in the Social Sector

Wed, September 27, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Nonprofits have long served a need in their communities that the private sector or government have been unable address. But as more individuals and businesses start to think about how they can give back to their communities, nonprofits are no longer the gold standard for doing good. With this…

Adult Other Great Programs RFC Program Calendar Nonprofit Jobs & Job Seekers

Nonprofit Legal Clinic

Thu, September 28, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Attend this  PhillyVIP  legal clinic to ask an attorney about corporate governance issues, trademarks and logos, employees and consultants, contracts and other nonprofit legal issues. Attorneys will walk clients through PhillyVIP/LawWorks' Nonprofit Legal Assessment Checklist…

Adult Discussion and Participation Other Great Programs Workshops and Enrichment RFC Program Calendar Nonprofit

View all events

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:

Support the Regional Foundation Center

Donate Now

newsletter archive