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, Ground Floor, BRIC, Ground Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5423

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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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CANCELLED - Office Hours: Penn Law Intellectual Property Clinic

Mon, March 30, 2020 5:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

This event is cancelled! In the interest of helping to limit the impact and spread of COVID-19, the Free Library is cancelling all public programs (with the exception of our LEAP out-of-school-time program) and outreach activities beginning March 16 through at least March 31, at which point we…

Adult Business RFC Program Calendar Nonprofit Business and Entrepreneurs Patents & Trademarks

CANCELLED - Headshots at the BRIC!

Wed, April 1, 2020 5:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, all Free Library locations will remain closed to the public until safety concerns have subsided. Most programs scheduled through the end of April are cancelled or postponed.  Learn more . Get a FREE headshot photo taken at the Business Resource…

Adult Business Career Workshops RFC Program Calendar Business and Economics Nonprofit Jobs & Job Seekers Business and Entrepreneurs Patents & Trademarks

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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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