Upcoming Events

Introduction to Prospect Research: Finding Grants (4/10/18)

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the Forefront Library’s databases, print collection, and online research guides, as well as a deeper look at the Foundation Center's database, Foundation...
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
9:00am - 10:15am
Forefront Large Conference Room, 208 S. LaSalle Street, Chicago,

New Member Coffee Hour

The Forefront Library will host an informal coffee hour for new Members to learn more about Forefront's resources and to meet others in the Forefront community -- your statewide membership association for n...
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
10:00am - 11:00am
Forefront Library, 208 S. LaSalle Street, #1535, Chicago,

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Drop-In Assistance

No appointment is needed for drop-in assistance during our regularly scheduled hours. 

Feel free to stop by at any stage in your research process.  

Library patrons do their own research, but we can get you started and help you along the way!

Book a Research Appointment

Schedule an appointment:

Meet with one of our librarians to get help with your research!

  1. Select your librarian – we recommend selecting View All Staff.
  2. Select your date/time.
  3. Complete and submit the registration form.
  4. If you want to look up individual donor profiles, you MUST HAVE each donor’s city, state and zip code at a minimum. Home contact info is preferable to business contact info.

Please note appointments are face-to-face at the Library.