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Foundation Center
32 Old Slip, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10005-3500
Tel: (212) 620-4230
Fax: (212) 807-3677


Foundation Center is located at 32 Old Slip between Front Street and South Street.

Important Information About Visiting Our Office
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.


Public Transportation
Our office is conveniently located near several subway stops. (Click links below for maps.)

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Laptops and WiFi

Visitors are encouraged to bring their own laptops or other handheld devices. Our WiFi network provides access to Foundation Directory Online Professional, Foundation Maps, and related databases. Please read our WiFi usage policy.

Foundation Center will also make a limited number of laptops available on a first-come, first-served basis in increments of two hours to ensure fair and equitable access for all.

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 Foundation 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. If you are interested in finding out more about this program, please click here.

On the Internet:

  • People with visual impairments may also wish to visit the Accessibility Area of the Foundation Center's website.

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

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

(212) 620-4230

11:00 am-5:00 pm
Closed on Mondays and weekends
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Please note that Foundation Center's New York office is a nut-free environment. All nuts and nut products are prohibited. Read our full library policy.
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