Nonprofit Resource Center

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.

We are a Foundation Center Funding Information Network partner. Visit for more information.

Welcome to the Nonprofit Resource Center, a special collection of resources located in the Business/Sciences Department on the third floor of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library. The Nonprofit Resource Center is a Funding Information Network Access partner of the Foundation Center. As a member of this international network, Memphis Public Libraries provides free access to the best and most comprehensive information available on foundation and corporate giving.

Whether you are just starting to research a nonprofit venture or would like to strengthen an existing one, we have a wealth of information available to you. We invite you to begin your research now by exploring the online resources listed at the bottom of this page.

Interested in free nonprofit workshops, events and resources?  Click HERE for more information.

We welcome you to visit us at 3030 Poplar Avenue, Memphis TN 38111 or 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.

The Nonprofit Resource Center maintains a core collection of print materials as well as access to Foundation Directory Online (Professional) at a dedicated nonprofit research computer in the Business/Sciences Department at Central. The Foundation Directory Online database compiles essential facts on grantmakers and their funding activities worldwide. To pinpoint prospective funders, explore grantmaker and recipient profiles, grant information, and up-to-date 990/990-PF information. With geographic search tools, you can zoom in on regional and local grantmakers and view grants by state, county, city, metro area, congressional district and ZIP code. To begin using Foundation Directory Online (Professional), visit Central Library and speak to a librarian in the Business/Sciences Department.

Foundation Center staff are also available to answer any nonprofit-related questions via email or live chat.


Nonprofit Resource Center page last updated March 15, 2018.