Grants Research and Training Center

Fairfax County, Virginia


TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway Suite 324
Fairfax, VA 22035

Ted Kavich,
Administrative Services Division Director

Grants Research and Training Center (GRTC)


Fairfax County Public Library Grants Center (banner)

Trying to search for grants from home? You can access Candid’s Foundation Directory Online through Fairfax County Public Library with this link.

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

GRTC Services

Hours of Operation

10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Closed Sundays and Holidays


Reston Regional Library
11925 Bowman Towne Dr., Reston
703-689-2700, TTY: 711

Sherwood Regional Library
2501 Sherwood Hall Ln., Alexandria
703-765-3645, TTY: 711

Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library
7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church
703-790-8088, TTY: 711

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find grants for my nonprofit?

There are several ways to locate grant opportunities.

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. GrantSpace by Candid is a free online resource that helps nonprofits become more viable grant applicants. Their site offers a Knowledge Base that answers commonly asked questions and provides sample grants and documents.

How do I learn about upcoming training opportunities?

Visit for a calendar 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 the following Fairfax County Public Library branches:

  • Reston Regional Library at 11925 Bowman Towne Dr., Reston, 703-689-2700, TTY: 711
  • Sherwood Regional Library at 2501 Sherwood Hall Ln., Alexandria, 703-765-3645, TTY: 711
  • Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library at 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088, TTY: 711

for self-serve, free access to the Candid electronic databases of grantmakers: Foundation Directory Online Professional; Foundation Grants to Individuals Online; and Foundation Maps. Find other locations that provide this resource.

GRTC Is Supported By:

  • Candid
  • Fairfax County Department of Economic Initiatives
  • Fairfax County Public Library

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