We cater to all levels of experience—whether you're an emerging entrepreneur, interested in learning more about the social sector, a newbie just starting out in your nonprofit career, or on the leadership team looking for resources to strengthen your organization for long-term sustainability. You benefit from our wealth of knowledge on the field and our staff of onsite resource specialists who can help guide your efforts.

Our Programs

We offer trainings and classes to strengthen your skills, and we also help to broaden your network and build connections to others in the field through our convenings, meetups and other special events.

Please check out our our program calendar to help plan your next visit.

Our Resources

In addition to our events and classes, we also offer a great deal of resources to guide your efforts to build your organization's capacity.

Foundation Center has a wealth of knowledge-building tools which are all available to you at no charge when you visit Foundation Center Northeast during our hours of operation—Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

These include:

  • Professional access to Foundation Directory Online (FDO): FDO makes it easy to turn foundations into funders. It's the only resource you need to search for the foundations most likely to give you grants and manage your prospects through to funding.
  • Other proprietary databases to help with your research such as: EBSCO Nonprofit Organization Resource Center for scholarly research, DonorSearch for individual prospecting, and LexisNexis Corporate Affiliations for researching corporate support.
  • Reference library and lending collection. Check out our collection here, or stop by our Center to browse first-hand.

We look forward to seeing you soon at Foundation Center Northeast!

P.S. If you are unable to get to our Washington, DC Center, please be sure to visit one of our Funding Information Network partners in the northeastern region.

Lending Program

  • Complete and sign a Borrower Registration Form and provide a valid photo ID as well as a phone number and/or e-mail address.
  • Agree to assume full responsibility for item(s) borrowed; agree to return items by their due dates(s) and in the same condition.
  • Up to two circulating items may be borrowed for two weeks and should be returned by 5:00 pm on the due date.
  • Renewals and/or reserves are unavailable at this time.
  • Anyone can return the item(s) for you and we accept books returned via regular mail, FedEx, or in our drop box.
  • Items not returned by their due date will be considered overdue.
  • Foundation Center staff will notify borrowers by phone and/or e-mail when items are overdue.
  • Borrowers who fail to return items promptly will be denied future borrowing privileges.
  • If an item is damaged, lost, or not returned, the borrower is responsible for the cost of the item(s). The library will submit an invoice to the borrower for the full replacement cost, plus a $10 handling fee.

To view items available to borrow:

  • Go to the Catalog of Nonprofit Literature
  • Click on "Advanced Search"
  • Click on the "Shelving Location" tab in the middle of the page and limit to "DC Circulating item"
  • Click "Search"
  • You can narrow the results by currently available items, author, item types, or subject