Grants Research and Training Center

703-324-8685 TTY 711
12000 Government Center Parkway Suite 324
Fairfax, VA 22035
Ted Kavich
Administrative Services Division Director

Grants Research and Training Center (GRTC)

"Looking for grants for your nonprofit?

Online event, July 20, 2022.
Learn how to search for grantmakers who have funded organizations working on causes and with communities similar to those you serve. Registration is required. Learn more about the event.

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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

  • Monday–Wednesday 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Thursday–Sunday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Branch Locations Offering GRTC

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

There are several ways to locate grant opportunities.

To apply you must write a grant proposal. Each grant has unique requirements that must be included in the proposal. Candid Learning 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.

Visit Candid Learning for a calendar of online and in-person training opportunities.

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 and Grants to Individuals. 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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