Nonprofit Resource Center

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, Memphis Public Libraries has supported the Memphis community, first as a Foundation Center Funding Information Network (FIN) partner, and now as a Candid Community Partner. Whether you are inspired to begin a new nonprofit venture or would like help with an existing one, we have a wealth of information available in print and online.

As a member of Candid’s network of nonprofit serving organizations, Memphis Public Libraries provides visitors to the Central branch with free onsite* access to the following subscription tools:

Foundation Directory
Foundation Directory Online (Professional) helps nonprofits find funding faster. Build robust prospect lists from 242,000+ grantmakers. Know which funders are more likely to provide support. Connect with key decision makers through the LinkedIn integration. Find collaboration opportunities and join forces with other nonprofits. Foundation Directory now also includes information for individuals seeking scholarships, fellowships, and grants.

GuideStar Pro is the most comprehensive source of nonprofit information. Community members can easily find local nonprofits where they can donate, work, or volunteer. Connect those in need to resources they rely on, such as food banks or shelters. Access 2 million+ nonprofits.

*No remote access available. Customers have the option to use a dedicated nonprofit research computer, any library desktop or laptop computer, or a personal device connected to the library’s public wireless network. For more information, please call (901) 415-2734 or visit the Business/Sciences Department to speak with a librarian.


Additional resources available free to anyone, anywhere:

Candid Learning
Access all of Candid’s live and on-demand trainings, webinars, and other resources designed to improve fundraising, overall sustainability, grantmaking, and transparency.

Candid OverDrive eBooks Collection
Access free books on fundraising, nonprofit management, marketing, and more.


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

Candid’s Go for the Gold! Campaign allows eligible nonprofits who earn their Gold Transparency Seal to receive one year of free access to the Foundation Directory Online (Essential). Visit Candid’s website for information on how to participate.



Nonprofit Resource Center page last updated Mar 1, 2024.