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Foundation Center's mission is to strengthen the social sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy in the U.S. and around the world. The New York regional center is a private facility open to visitors seeking information related to philanthropy, fundraising, and nonprofit management. Staff members provide extensive reference assistance and training on related topics.


  • Use of laptops is limited to research on philanthropy, fundraising, and nonprofit management and is not for general use.
  • Laptops are available on a first-come, first-served basis in increments of two hours to ensure fair and equitable access for all.
  • A maximum of 200 records may be saved to a flash drive; exceeding this limit is a violation of copyright. All files unnecessary to workstation operation are deleted on a regular basis.
  • Foundation Center reserves the right to deny computer privileges to anyone who misuses the computer equipment or does not follow the established computer policies and procedures.
  • WiFi is also available, and we encourage you to bring your own laptop or device. Read our WiFi policy.


  • Visitors are expected to follow staff instructions and to treat staff and other users with courtesy.
  • No eating is permitted. Foundation Centerís New York office is a nut-free environment. All nuts and nut products are strictly prohibited. Drinks are permitted in the break area.
  • Cell phones should be silenced or placed on vibrate. Visitors can make or accept calls in the break area, but conversations must be kept at a reasonable volume.
  • Visitors in the open collaboration area are not permitted in any other part of the facility, including the training annex, unless they are attending a public program or class and are accompanied by Foundation Center staff.
  • Bags and other personal possessions may not be left unattended. Oversized items, such as large pieces of luggage, are not allowed.
  • Visitors who do not adhere to these policies will be prohibited from using Foundation Centerís facilities.
  • We value your patronage and appreciate your cooperation.
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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