After nearly 30 years at our current location in the Union Square area, Foundation Center is moving to a new home at 32 Old Slip in the Financial District this July. Here are some reasons we’re excited about the move and why you should be too!
1. Collaboration: With more space for networking and team work, we’ll be able to bring you more opportunities to connect with others in the social sector. Stay tuned for new training courses, special events, happy hours, and meetups later this year.
2. Open meeting space: Need a place to gather your peers and colleagues? Starting this summer, you can put in a reservation for our new, larger public meeting room (or as we like to call it, our "workshop of nonprofiteer brilliance").
3. New amenities: Whiteboard walls, high-speed Internet access, and other upgrades will help our staff and visitors learn from each other and exchange ideas more effectively. With lots of natural light throughout the space, we’ll stay inspired and energized to continue making change and doing good.
4. Convenience: Our new office will be located within a short distance of several major transportation routes, not to mention some great food trucks (yum!) and classic downtown NYC attractions like the South Street Seaport and Lady Liberty herself. No matter where you’re coming from, you’ll have lots of options for reaching us and exploring the neighborhood.
5. Community: There’s a vibrant and growing community of social sector organizations in lower Manhattan. We’ll be the new kid on the block, but we’re looking forward to having great company and sharing the collective knowledge we gather from our neighbors with you.
These are just a few of the many reasons we can’t wait to settle in downtown. Now it’s your turn: What are you looking forward to at the new office? What would you like to see and do there? Who would you like to meet? Tell us in the comments below.
For updates about our move, head over to foundationcenter.org/newyork or call us at (212) 620-4230. We hope to see you at 32 Old Slip this summer!