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Every month, the Foundation Center in Washington, DC , offers an array of free and affordable classes. Check out their learning opportunities.

Featured Trainings
Proposal Writing Workshop
*Scholarships available*

Representatives from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the Washington, D.C. region with a budget under $1,000,000 are invited to apply for a scholarship to attend Foundation Center-DC's Proposal Writing Workshop.

The Proposal Writing Workshop is designed to give grantseekers hands-on proposal writing experience. Topics include: the grantseeking process, the impact of technology; components of a competitive grant proposal; and the grantmaker's process and criteria for funding decisions.

To apply for the scholarship (valued at $295), please visit the Foundation Center. The deadline to apply is
Wednesday, October 1.

Date: October 30
Time: 9:00a-3:00p
The deadline to apply for scholarship is Wednesday, October 1.


Grants Research and Training Center (GRTC)
As a cooperating collection of the Foundation Center, the GRTC is a community resource for nonprofit organizations, students, artists, and other individuals seeking foundation grant opportunities.

Upcoming Training Opportunities





  • Free access to the Foundation Center electronic databases on grantmakers: Foundation Directory Online Professional, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online and Philanthropy Insight.
  • Personalized 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.
  • Pro-bono review of grant proposals , contact GRTC for details.
  • Additional resources for nonprofits.
Companies that Care

Planning Ahead
Before Seeking A Grant

How do I find grants for my Nonprofit?

Visit Granspace!

Partnerships Explore Opportunities
Answers to common questions from grant seekers

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

Hours of Operation
10:00am - 4:00pm
10:00am - 4:00pm
10:00am - 4:30pm
10:00am - 4:30pm
Fridays & Holidays Closed

*GRTC is open by appointment only on the THIRD Thursday of every month until 7 p.m.  Please contact the GRTC at 703.324.8343 if you need an evening appointment.  


703-324-8343 / 703-222-9198

Mail or Visit Us:
Grants Research and
Training Center

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 432
(Note new location in Suite 432)

Fairfax, VA 22035

GRTC is supported by:
GRTC Sponsors

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