Nonprofit Resource Center: Provides a description of the resources available at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library as well as links to other online resources.
***Trying to search for grants from home? You can access Candid’s (candid.org) Foundation Directory Online through Memphis Public Libraries with THIS LINK. This temporary access to FDO Essential is provided for use during the COVID-19 health crisis.***
Welcome to the Nonprofit Resource Center, a special collection located in the Business/Sciences Department (3rd floor, Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library). For over 40 years, we’ve supported the Memphis community as a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center by Candid. As an Access member of this international network, Memphis Public Libraries provides free access to the best and most comprehensive information available on foundation and corporate giving.
For more information, you can call the Business/Sciences Department at (901) 415-2734.
Our hours are Monday – Thursday 9 AM – 9 PM, Friday and Saturday 9 AM – 6 PM, and Sunday 1 PM – 5 PM.
Interested in free nonprofit workshops, events and resources? Click HERE for more information.
Whether you are inspired to begin a new nonprofit venture or would like to strengthen an existing one, we have a wealth of information available. The Nonprofit Resource Center maintains a core collection of print materials as well as free onsite access to Foundation Directory Online (Professional) at a dedicated nonprofit research computer in the Business/Sciences Department at Central. To begin using Foundation Directory Online (Professional), visit Central Library and speak to a librarian in the Business/Sciences Department.
Foundation Center and GuideStar recently merged into a new nonprofit entity called Candid. Foundation Directory Online, GrantSpace, the Funding Information Network, GuideStar’s organization research tools, and other existing services remain properties of Candid. For more information, Nonprofit Quarterly and Fast Company have both featured the merger. Memphis Public Libraries continues to provide free onsite access to FDO and other nonprofit resources.
Foundation Center by Candid staff are also available to answer any research- or nonprofit-related questions via email or live chat.
Nonprofit Resource Center page last updated April 6, 2020.