New York


32 Old Slip, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10005-3500


Note our 2018 Hours:

10:00 am-5:00 pm

Our library will be closed on Thursday, November 8th for a full-day program, The Future of Philanthropy: Thriving in a World of Change

Holiday schedule: 

Wednesday, November 21 - Closed
Thursday, November 22 - Closed
Friday, November 23 - Closed

Important information about your visit

At 32 Old Slip, you will be required to present photo identification to building security and obtain a visitor pass at the Visitor Services Desk before proceeding to our space on the 24th floor. The Visitor Services Desk is located at the south entrance of the building. Valid forms of identification include a driver's license, passport, military ID, or similar form of photo identification.

Please note that all nuts and nut products are prohibited in Foundation Center's New York location. 


We are located at 32 Old Slip between Front Street and South Street.

Public Transportation

Our office is conveniently located near several subway stops: 

  • 4 or 5 train to Wall Street (7-minute walk)
  • 2 or 3 train to Wall Street (5-minute walk)
  • R train to Whitehall Street (7-minute walk)
  • J or Z train to Broad Street (5-minute walk)

MTA Trip Planner

Contact Us:

To request an orientation or college class visit (minimum of 20 students), or to request a specific Foundation Center class for a group, contact:

Susan Shiroma, Senior Social Sector Librarian


(212) 620-4230

Services for People with Disabilities

To ensure equitable access to our library resources for all, Foundation Center is committed to providing services to individuals with disabilities. These services include but are not limited to:

In the Library: 

  • Wheelchair-accessible reference desk and computer workstations
  • Free photocopying of a reasonable number of pages from books and other library resources, within the parameters of copyright laws, as required to provide equal access
  • For visitors with visual impairments, reader services are available for up to one hour. (Advance notice is requested.)
  • Handheld magnifier

In Our Training Annex: 

  • ASL signers provided for Foundation Center trainings and special programs. Two weeks' notice is requested to allow for contracting with outside agencies. Attendees are encouraged to contact us in advance of on-site programs they plan to attend to discuss other accommodations.
  • For visitors with hearing impairments, a signer is available upon request for our scheduled training sessions (advance notice is required).
  • For other accommodations related to our training sessions, contact us at

From Home: 

Loans of Center-issued publications, and selected publications by other publishers, are available to individuals whose disabilities make visiting a Foundation Center Library or Funding Information Network location either impossible or a hardship. Learn More

Please feel free to contact us at (212) 620-4230 to let us know of your special needs in advance of a visit.

Note: In 2018, we will spend more time in the community and online to meet users where they are, and also offer more innovative programming within our space as well.  To accommodate these plans, we are modifying public access hours for Foundation Center New York.  Effective January 2018,  the New York Library will be open to the public during the following hours.: Tuesday through Thursday, 10am – 5pm. These new hours only effect general research within our library space, as we will often use the library for special programming during days in which we are not open for general research.