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Grants and Foundations



The Virginia Science and Technology Campus Library is a Funding Information Network (FIN) Partner of the Foundation Center.

The Virginia Science and Technology Campus Library works in cooperation with the Foundation Center in Washington D.C. to offer resources that help non-profit organizations and individuals identify sources of grants and foundation funding.

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Please note: Foundation Center resources are available during library business hours. Individual assistance is available by appointment only. Please contact the library at least 24 hours ahead by phone 703-726-8230 or email Click here to schedule your appointment online. Thank you!

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Available resources include:

Foundation Directory Online Professional
Available for in house use only.
Provides fundraisers with access to searchable online databases of grantmakers, grants, companies and 990s

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Available for in house use only.
Database of more than 6,500 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grant seekers.

Foundation Maps
Available for in house only.
Data visualization platform that brings to life data about U.S. and global philanthropy. 

Foundation Center
The Foundation Center's website provides online tutorials, training and tips on all areas of fund raising and philanthropy including proposal writing, budgeting, non-profit management and much more.

Research Guide on Grants
Guide to additional grant sources, information and details on upcoming workshops at the Virginia Science and Technology Campus. Pre-registration is required for all workshops due to space limitations. To register call or email the Library:(703) 726-8230

Building Entrance Policy

Visitors not affiliated with the George Washington University must present a picture ID and sign in at the entrance of Academic Building 2, located at 44983 Knoll Square, Ashburn, VA 20147, before proceeding up one floor to the Library in room 179.

The members of our Library Staff are happy to help get you started. Please stop by, call (703) 726-8230 or email us at


Upcoming Workshops

 November 21, 2014: 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Grant seeking Basics (limited seating - registration required!)

Learn the basics of finding and developing Grants by using the Foundation Center Database: Foundation Directory Online. This is a basic beginner’s course for those non-profit or charitable organizations seeking to learn about grants. You will learn some important information to help locate grant givers and how to apply.

 There is Limited Space for this event: you MUST REGISTER in advance at this link:


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