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Check out an eBook!

Forefront members, take a look at our new ebooks database! Contact the Library for log in details.


The Forefront Library provides both members and the prospective members free access to a wealth of resources and workshops on various aspects of fundraising and donor prospecting. Forefront librarians offer specialized research to Forefront Members’ specific needs, whether it be prospect research on foundations and individuals, samples and templates, salary surveys and job descriptions, and general research on philanthropic and nonprofit topics. Schedule a visit today!


Foundation Directory Access

If you are affiliated with a current Forefront member organization, please email all research requests to

Search Databases

Browse the list below or see details about all databases here

Search for Books

Clicking "Go" will redirect you to the Library's catalog page.

 For member reference services:

Schedule an Appointment!

Forefront Members can chat with the Library Team about our resources and services. Click the button below and choose a time from the librarian's calendar. Please note that all appointments will take place in Zoom.


Non-members are welcome to contact the library please use the email address,

Informational Subject Guides

Browse or search the Library's topic specific web guides. If you belong to a member network and need a password, please speak to a librarian.

Read the Newsletter

Subscribe to Forefront's newsletter to get the latest social impact sector news, resources, events, and more sent straight to your inbox! 

Get help from the Librarians!

 For member reference services:
  For general questions:     
 Call a Librarian: 312-578-0175     
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   Chicago, IL 60606