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Remote library services and resources and virtual tutoring services are available while library buildings are closed. Assistance with all services, including locating print materials or requesting materials be digitized, is available

Instructor support for Blackboard, academic technology tools and teaching questions is available on the teaching resources for the COVID-19 virtual learning period page.  

Virginia Science and Technology Campus Library

Grants and Foundations

Temporarily closed for COVID-19 precautions

Beginning March 20, 2020, the VSTC Library suite will be closed due to COVID-19 public health safety recommendations. GWorld cardholders and the general public will not have access until further notice. We apologize to our grantseeking visitors for any inconvenience.

For the latest COVID-19 coronavirus alerts concerning GW operational status, visit the GW Campus Advisories website.


Online access available to FDO Essential database

Through August 31, 2020, Candid is providing grantseekers in our local community remote access to the Foundation Directory Online Essential database through the GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus. You may use the link to search for funders from your own home or anywhere off-campus. 

If you have questions or require assistance in obtaining specific information about peer 501(c)3 organization grant recipients or other information not available in the basic FDO Essential database, please contact our staff at virginia@gwu.edu with a full description of your needs. 


Candid Funding Information Network (FIN) Partner Location

The Virginia Science and Technology Campus Library is a Funding Information Network (FIN) Partner of Candid (formerly the Foundation Center), offering resources that help non-profit organizations and individuals identify sources of grants and foundation funding. Our staff member is certified by Candid to assist users with funding prospect research using the Foundation Directory Online. 

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Visitor Hours

Our resources are temporarily closed out of concern for community safety during the Coronavirus pandemic. For the latest COVID-19 alerts concerning GW operational status, visit the GW Campus Advisories website.

Foundation Directory Online and Grants to Individuals resources are available to the general public during library business hours. It is best to confirm before your visit that the library is operating on a normal schedule, and that staff would be available to assist you (first-time visitors, please see appointment instructions below). Non-GW visitors will not be permitted entry when a library staff member is not scheduled, or during University holidays and closures.


Grantseeker Visiting Policy and Appointments:

First-time users should contact us prior to arrival to schedule an appointment with our staff (new visitors to our location will require help to create a guest account for our computers). Please contact the library at least two business days before your planned visit by phone 571-553-8230 or email virginia@gwu.edu. Bring a valid photo ID to show at the security desk when you enter the building (Enterprise Hall); the library is one floor above the entrance level in Room 179.

  • Due to limited staffing, we may need to offer you alternative dates/times for appointments, although we will do our best to accommodate your schedule.
  • If you are brand-new to searching the Foundation Directory Online database (nonprofit grantseekers), we recommend viewing Candid's "Introduction to Foundation Directory Online" video to prepare for your library visit.
  • Returning visitors who have an unexpired GW library computing guest account are welcome to stop by anytime during posted business hours to work independently (no appointment necessary; we cannot guarantee staff availability). Thank you!
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