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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 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

Introduction to Corporate Giving

Date & Time: TBD

Explore the world of corporate support and tools and resources on corporate giving.

  • Seeking to target companies that might fund your organization?
  • Finding it hard to get information?
  • Need to get beyond the Yellow Pages?

Join us for an introduction to the world of corporate support for nonprofits and funding research tools to help you identify corporate prospects. We'll answer such questions as:

  • What are the motivations behind corporate giving?
  • What is the difference between a direct corporate giving program and a company-sponsored foundation and how does it affect my approach to research?
  • What are the different pathways to partnership with a company?
  • How can I match my organization's needs with the interests of a corporation?
  • How can I use the Foundation Center's resources to locate corporate funders?

We will include a case study illustrating a corporate-nonprofit partnership.

Register online at the link below or by calling 202-331-1400.

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