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Grants and Foundations


Public database access ended Dec. 31, 2020

Candid's Foundation Directory Online Professional and Grants to Individuals database subscriptions for our campus expired on December 31, 2020; we will not be renewing or granting general public access to the library after this date. 

Members of the general public needing continued access to FDO database resources in 2021 should search the Candid website for another Funding Information Network provider convenient to their location. Currently, the Candid Funding Information Network partner location closest to our campus is the Reston Regional Library (disclaimer: GW has no affiliation with the Fairfax County Public Library system). 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 (for 501(c)3 nonprofit grantseeking) link that you could access from home.


GW students, faculty and staff FDO access

Internal GW users with active GW Single Sign-On credentials may still access the Foggy Bottom campus Foundation Directory Online subscription by logging in through the GW Libraries' database website. Off-campus 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 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.





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