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Business and Nonprofit Resources

Resources for businesses, entrepreneurs and nonprofits.

Resources for Nonprofit Organizations

  • Candid Learning (formerly Grantspace)
    Provides easy-to-use, self-service tools and resources to help nonprofits become more viable grant applicants and build strong, sustainable organizations. Note: some features of this website may require free registration.
  • GuideStar
    A complete source of information about U.S. charities and other nonprofit organizations with a database of more than 1.8 million IRS-recognized organizations. It may be used to benchmark your own nonprofit's performance or research the sector. Note: some features of this website may require paid subscription.
  • IRS.gov
    Tax information for charities and other nonprofits. 
  • National Council of Nonprofits
    The nation’s largest network of nonprofits.  With State Associations and 25,000-plus members, it serves as a central coordinator to help nonprofits increase their collective impact in local communities.

Online Resources for Nonprofits

Foundations and Grants


Have questions, need help with grants research? Ask at any of the three library branches that are designated as Grants Research & Training Centers: Reston Regional Library, Sherwood Regional Library in Alexandria and Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library in Falls Church. For 1-on-1 help with grant research library e-resources, feel free to contact librarian Vlad Shutov at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. You can reach him directly by email at  Vladimir.Shutov@fairfaxcounty.gov or by phone/voicemail at (703) 790-4019. He's also available for 1-on-1 brief consultations on Zoom, by appointment only.  

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