New home for Johnson UGO Foundation Library

The Johnson-UGO Foundation Library Has a New Home!
The Johnson-UGO Foundation Library, a foundation grant resource and training center, is now located on the ground floor of United Methodist Neighborhood Services on Broad Street in Philadelphia, PA where Dr. Mary White is the Executive Director.  As a complement to the Regional Foundation Center Library, located at the Free Library of Philadelphia in Center City, Johnson-UGO will continue to offer the same exhaustive foundation and grant resources provided by the Foundation Center’s core collection during primarily nontraditional operating hours.

Johnson-UGO will continue conducting  a series of free community grantseeking workshops that cover varied topics including how to write grant proposals, fundraising planning, and how to search the Foundation Directory Online Professional database.  If you’d like us to conduct workshops at your location, please contact us and we will be happy to accommodate!

If you need foundation or other fundraising research and you can’t make it to the library, just contact us at or call 215-200-4213, and we will conduct the research for you at no cost.

The Johnson-UGO Foundation Library Brochure

New Location information is as follows : 

Johnson-UGO Foundation Library at

United Methodist Neighborhood Services

Dr. Mary White, Executive Director

Rev. Yvette B. Davis, Collection Supervisor

804 North Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA  19130

Phone: 215-236-0304

Rev. Davis Cell Phone: 215-200-4213



FREE Workshops Include:

Granstseeking Basics – Understand the world of  philanthropy and all the facets of fundraising.

Proposal and Budget Writing Budgets – Learn how to prepare, write and package grant proposals and budgets, then learn what comes next!

Fundraising in a Challenging Economy – Yes, there are still funding opportunities – learn how to navigate the economic landscape to fund your mission!

How to Initiate and Build Relationships with Foundations –  Relationship, relationship, relationship!  If you have relationships with funders, you WILL get funded even in a recession!

Our  Foundation Center Core Collection holdings Include:

Foundation Directory Online Professional – A web based directory of over 100,000 foundations, updated weekly

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online – A web-based directory of foundations that GIVE GRANTS TO INDIVIDUALS for Education, Arts projects, and more

Hours of Operation

Monday        Closed

Tuesday        6:00pm – 9:00pm

Wednesday  6:00pm – 9:00pm

Thursday       6:00pm – 9:00pm

Friday            6:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday       9:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday          1:00pm – 5:00pm

(by appointment only) 

 Dr. Dorothy Watson Tatem, former Director of The Office of Urban and Global Ministries of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of The United Methodist Church, and The Rev. Richard H. Andrews, former pastor of Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church,  collaborated to form the Johnson-UGO Foundation Library, a Cooperating Collection of the nation’s leading nonprofit management and grantsmanship library, theFoundation Center.  Johnson-UGO was the first designated Cooperating Collection  formed by a collaboration of faith-based organizations. This is among five Foundation Center Regional Libraries and more than 425 Cooperating Collections throughout the United States.


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