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Grants Research and Training Center (GRTC)

As a Funding Information Network Partner of the Foundation Center, the GRTC is a community resource for nonprofit organizations, students, artists, and other individuals seeking foundation grant opportunities.

How do I find grants for my nonprofit?
There are several ways to locate grant opportunities.

  • Search the Foundation Directory Online Professional database from the Foundation Center by Candid. This online resource, located at the Grants Research and Training Center (GRTC) at the Fairfax County Government Center, offers free access and a complete up to date information on 140,000 US Foundations, grant makers and grants they have made. More information on finding grants can be found here.
  • Grants.Gov is the official site to find federal grant opportunities. Managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the site offers a database of more than 1,000 grant programs administered by 26 federal grantmaking agencies, searchable by agency, category, eligibility or CFDA number. Users can also browse listings of grant opportunities by agency or category. More about finding government grants is on Grantspace.
  • View Introduction to Finding Grants at Grantspace.org for more resource ideas. There is also more information on finding grants for nonprofits.

How do I apply for a grant?
To apply you must write a grant proposal. Each grant has unique requirements that must be included in the proposal. Foundation Center’s Grantspace.org is a free online resource that helps nonprofits become more viable grant applicants. Their site offers a knowledge base that answers commonly asked questions as well as sample grants and documents.

How do I learn about upcoming training opportunities?
Visit Grantspace.org for a training calendar that is a catalog of online and in-person training opportunities.  

How do I find and use the Foundation Directory Online Professional database?

  • Visit the Grants Research and Training Center located at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 432 Fairfax.  It offers self-serve free access to the Foundation Center electronic databases on grantmakers: Foundation Directory Online Professional, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online and Foundation Maps. You can find other locations that provide this resource here.

Want to Learn More? Check out Best Practices for Grant Writing Success Workshop
Fairfax County presented “Best Practices for Grant Writing Success” in May 2019.  The presentation can be is available in both video and slideshow format and provides a general review of grant application terminology, grant sources, writing strategies, and tips for stronger applications.  A corresponding resource guide is also available.

Other resources:
Loudoun County Grants 101 webinar.

 


Services

  • Free access to the Foundation Center electronic databases on grantmakers: Foundation Directory Online Professional, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online and Foundation Maps.
  • Assistance by trained staff on how to use the Foundation Center resources, walk-ins welcome or contact us to set up an appointment.
  • Workshops on best practices in grant writing, grant seeking resources and related topics. Some workshops are free. See calendar for event details.
  • Additional resources for nonprofits.
         
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Planning Ahead
Before Seeking A Grant

How do I find grants for my Nonprofit?

Visit Grantspace!


Partnerships Explore Opportunities
Learn more about grants , how to be a better grant seeker and available resources in the Grantspace blog.

Partnerships Nonprofit and Community Resources
An online resource designed specifically to meet the needs of grant seekers.


Hours of Operation

Monday
10:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday
10:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday
10:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday
10:00am - 4:30pm
Fridays & Holidays Closed

Phone/Email
703-324-5171
partnerships@fairfaxcounty.gov

Mail or Visit Us:
Grants Research and
Training Center

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 432

Fairfax, VA 22035

GRTC is supported by:
GRTC Sponsors

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