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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.

Upcoming Workshops


Please note: First time and less experienced users are strongly encouraged to make an appointment with our staff. Please contact the library at least 24 hours ahead by phone 703-726-8230 or email Thank you!


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 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

First time and returning searchers Please Sign in Here


The library is open from 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM Monday through Friday and from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM on Saturdays.

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

Thursday, June 5, 2014 (11 am - 12:30 pm): Introduction to Fundraising Planning

This is a special session taught by Foundation Center DC field office staff!

Location: Exploration Hall 101 - 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn, VA 20147

Learn a basic planning process for diversifying your organization’s base of support.

A successful nonprofit organization needs to cultivate multiple revenue streams through sound financial planning. If your organization has never developed a fundraising plan or calendar, this hour-long session is for you. It provides an overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan. You'll learn how to:

  • Conduct an assets inventory
  • Develop a case statement
  • Identify fundraising partners
  • Prepare a fundraising plan and calendar

Introduction to Fundraising Planning will show you how to analyze your organization’s situation and develop a fundraising plan that will include a variety of revenue sources.

Register for the event here:

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