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Building access is available to GW students, faculty, and staff who have completed all of the steps in GW's"Gaining Access to Campus" procedures. No one will be allowed to sign in without a physical GWorld card or enter the library if their GWorld card tap is denied. Library access is not available for alumni or visitors. As of Saturday, July 31, masks are required inside all library buildings.

Virginia Science and Technology Campus Library

Grants and Foundations

Foundation Directory Online Access (GW students, faculty and staff only)

Internal GW users with active GW Single Sign-On credentials may access the Foggy Bottom campus Foundation Directory Online (FDO) subscription to search for nonprofit funders by logging in through the GW Libraries' database website. Off-campus GW users should first log on to the GW VPN. Usage is restricted to current GW students, faculty/staff, and sponsored researchers, and the VSTC Library cannot grant general public access. 

Our staff would be happy to assist our GW grantseekers with general questions and assistance in navigating the database. A free online tutorial is available from Candid, and we also recommend the Candid Learning website as an excellent resource for nonprofit fundraising and governance topics.


Options for the General Public (non-GW individuals)

Nonprofit grantseekers who are not affiliated with GW and want access to the Foundation Directory Online database should search Candid's website for another Funding Information Network provider convenient to their location.

Local individuals may seek assistance and FDO database access at the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties (disclaimer: GW has no affiliation with the Community Foundation).

Be aware that provider hours and entrance policies may be affected by pandemic restrictions. Please contact your preferred location ahead of time to confirm their operating status and ask whether they offer a remote FDO Essential link (for 501(c)3 nonprofit grantseeking) that you could access from home.





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