The Funding Resource Center

The Funding Resource Center is a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center, Inc., a nationwide network of libraries, community foundations and other nonprofit agencies. If you are interested in exploring potential funding sources for your organization, you may want to attend a library orientation. 

Our Community Investment Officer, Daryl Houston, facilitates the Resource Center Library orientations that are held the third Thursday of every month.  Orientations are held at The Center for Philanthropy (700 So. Dixie Hwy., Suite 200, West Palm Beach) and begin at 10:00 a.m. until noon. 

If you are interested in attending an upcoming orientation, please call 561-659-6800 to register. Space is limited and advanced registration is strongly recommended since walk-ins cannot be assured of seating (dates may be subject to change).

Frequently Asked Questions 

What is Available?

Our Resource Library serves the nonprofit sector. It provides visitors with free public access to the Foundation Center's core collection, plus our own collection of resource titles that include grantmaker directories, books, periodicals and videos on fundraising, board development, executive leadership, marketing and communications and nonprofit management.

We have two computer termanials available to visitors with free access to the Foundation Center's electronic databases, Foundation Directory Online Professional. This fully searchable database includes detailed profiles of all active U.S. foundations, as well as an extensive file of recent grants awarded by the nation's top funders.

We also have Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, where you can research more than 6,200 foundation and public charity programs that fund artists, students, researchers, and other individual grantseekers.

The Foundation Directory Online and Foundation Grants to Individuals Online are available to visitors by appointment only.  To guarantee access to either database when you arrive, visitors can schedule and reserve a time-slot by calling 561-659-6800 or emailing


Who Can Use the Resource Library?

Anyone is free to use the materials during our regular business hours, by appointment only.


Can I Check Out Materials?

Unfortunately, not at this time. This is a non-lending library. You can, however, make a limited number of photocopies of selected materials for 10¢ a page.


Do You Provide Individual Help on Fundraising and Nonprofit Management?

The Community Foundation is available for advisement to board and staff members of local nonprofit organizations and community groups. Email your questions to  or call 561-659-6800 to set-up an appointment.

The Foundation Center's Online Librarian can also answer your questions about foundations, philanthropy and fundraising research.


Where Are You Located and What Are the Hours?

The Resource Library is located at 700 So. Dixie Highway, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL  33401.   The library is open to the public during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, by appointment.


Other Questions?

E-mail Daryl Houston at or call 561-659-6800.