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 nonprofit grants from home? Through the end of 2021, Foundation Directory Online (Essential) for grants to nonprofits will be available remotely. Unrestricted access is available until March 24, 2021. Beginning March 25, 2021, users will register for an account and can get a 24 hour day pass once every 30 days. Call (901) 415-2734 for information on how to access FDO Essential remotely.
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 during library operating hours.
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.
In 2019, Foundation Center and GuideStar merged into a single organization called Candid. Foundation Directory Online, Candid Learning (formerly GrantSpace), the Funding Information Network, GuideStar’s organization research tools, and other existing services remain properties of Candid. Memphis Public Libraries continues to provide free 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.
- FDO Essential Remote Access
- Financial Management for Nonprofits
- Free Nonprofit Workshops and Events
- Grants for Nonprofits
- Job Opportunities in Nonprofits
- Legal and Tax Information for Nonprofits
- Local Resources for Nonprofits
- Nonprofit Evaluation Tools
- One-Stop Shops for Nonprofit Resources
- Start-Up Information for Nonprofits
Nonprofit Resource Center page last updated August 26, 2020.