Grants and Foundations
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.
Please note: Foundation Directory Online and Grants to Individuals resources are available to the 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.
**Winter holiday schedule: CLOSED December 23, 2019 - January 1, 2020** Current GWorld cardholders only will have access to the building; no visitor access will be permitted during the intercession.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!