For more than 50 years, the Regional Foundation Library (RFL) has served as a bridge between the grant-seeking and the grant-making communities. Check out our Patron Spotlight!
The library is a unit within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) at the University of Texas at Austin. It is located in the DDCE’s Community Engagement Center at 1009 East 11th street. The RFL is also home to a rotating selection of art pieces from local art gallery La Peña.
The RFL contains core publications from The Foundation Center, the leading source of philanthropy information, as well as other major materials in fund development, grants, and nonprofit management. It provides free access to multiple Foundation Center online funding research tools.
The RFL has one of the most extensive Foundation Directory archives in the United States and is the fifth-oldest Foundation Center Funding Information Network partner.
The RFL offers consultations and orientations for funding research, for both nonprofit organizations and individuals. Because of the availability of electronic information on state and federal grant opportunities, the RFL emphasizes private sector funding options and information (i.e., private foundations and corporate foundations/direct giving programs). It has little on-site information about small business startups.
In keeping with its original commitment to make information accessible to all, the RFL is open to everyone, free of charge.