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)

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

  • Free access to the Candid electronic databases on grantmakers: Foundation Directory Online Professional and Foundation Grants to Individuals Online.
  • Assistance by trained staff on how to use the Candid resources.
  • Walk-ins welcome or contact us to set up an appointment.

Hours of Operation

10 a.m.–9 p.m.
10 a.m.–6 p.m.
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
1 p.m.–5 p.m.
Closed Holidays

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Grants Research and Training Center
Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library
7584 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA, 22043

Frequently Asked Questions

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 Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, offers free access and complete, up-to-date information on 140,000 U.S. foundations, grant makers and the grants they have made. More information on finding grants can be found at
  • Visit, the official site and centralized location for finding federal funding 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. Learn more about finding government grants on GrantSpace.
  • Review the Introduction to Finding Grants from GrantSpace 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. 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 Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library in Falls Church 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.

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