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


Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • * Sunday had hour changes - Closed to public.
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  • * Saturday had hour changes - Independence Day
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Virtual Time Saving Tips for Social Media and Digital Marketing

Wed, August 5, 2020 10:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

How do you market your business online in the time of COVID-19? And what should you be doing today to be in a better position when we are "open for business" again? It can be difficult to implement all the things you know you should be doing when you are also involved in the day-to-day…

Adult Business Speakers and Lectures RFC Program Calendar Business and Entrepreneurs Virtual Programs

Virtual Implementing an Annual Appeal at Your Nonprofit

Thu, August 6, 2020 10:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Annual Appeal campaigns are a great way to raise money for your nonprofit. We will touch on the importance of matching gifts, challenge gifts, stock transfers and recurring gifts to capitalize on your donors’ giving potential. This workshop will walk you through the details of how and when…

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

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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.

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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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