Grant Research Center (GRC)
Grant Research Center Tools
Foundation Directory Online
A robust database of potential grant funders and the Guidestar Pro tool helps with both research and outreach related to nonprofit work.
Note: Access to Foundation Directory and/or Guidestar Pro will only be available after attending an orientation session. After orientation, CommunitySpace Members have access to the GRC while at your space, non-members will have access to the GRC tools and library by appointment only, at our Grant Research Center location. To schedule an unassisted appointment, email email@example.com.
Located at Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Room 103.2, Austin, TX 78752, the GRC is available to guests, in person by appointment only. Access to the GRC is a CommunitySpace Member benefit.
* Limited guest access is also available by appointment only.
*To access Member-only Grant Research Center services and benefits, become a Nonprofit Austin CommunitySpace Member
Orientation to GRC tools
Sign up for the next free virtual Orientation to Grant Research Center Tools
Your Personal Nonprofit Trainer
After taking orientation, you will be eligible use the GRC tools and to sign up for some one-on-one time with “Your Personal Nonprofit Trainer (FDO and Guidestar Pro)” if you need more assistance with GRC tools.
Access Foundation Directory Online
To schedule an unassisted appointment send us an email.
How do I schedule an appointment?
Appointments are scheduled online.
How do I cancel my appointment.
Cancel your appointment online.
Is parking available?
Yes, parking is available and enforced by ACC Police Department. Parking information can be found here.
Do I need to be an ACC Student or CommunitySpace Member to use the Grant Research Center?
The Grant Research Center is open to guests at limited times, please book your appointment online. Appointments are required.
Can I bring my own laptop?
Guests must use one of our limited number of desktop PC’s. CommunitySpace members may bring/use their own laptops.
Will I have access to WiFi?
Guests will have access to Guest Wifi. CommunitySpace Members will have access to Wifi as part of their membership.
Will I have access to printer?
Guests will not have access to a printer but you can easily email all of your database search results to yourself. CommunitySpace Members will access to printing as outlined in your Membership agreement. Copyrighted materials may not be printed on Nonprofit Austin printers.
Can I access the databases from my home or office?
The databases can only be accessed in the Grant Research Center’s physical location. In addition, CommunitySpace Members may access the databases from their CommunitySpace location.
Can I borrow or check out books/materials?
All resources are intended to be used on site. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of Nonprofit Austin staff.
Can I get instruction on using the GRC’s databases from GRC staff?
Guests will be oriented to the databases on their first visit. After that, additional assistance on creating research queries can be provided by appointment. CommunitySpace members will be oriented to the GRC’s database as part of their Membership orientation. Additional assistance can be scheduled as outlined in your Membership Agreement.
Will you do Grant Research for me or my organization?
We do not provide grant research services but you will be guided on the use of the databases and we are here to help with questions about using the resources.
Can Nonprofit Austin or GRC staff write grants for me?
We don’t write grants but we do offer learning opportunities that are available to Guests and CommunityMembers. CommunityMembers receive discounts, based on Membership type.
Can I leave my belongings at the GRC?
Please keep your belongings with you at all times, there is no storage available for Guests. Some CommunitySpace members have storage space as part of their membership.
Can you accommodate groups?
Yes, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss availability and needs.
Can I bring food and drink?
Food and drink are permitted so long as you use recyclable containers, avoid spilling, and clean up the area when you are finished.
Can’t find the answer to your question?
Email general questions to email@example.com.
Open to public by appointment only.
Make an Appointment
FURTHER INFORMATION; email firstname.lastname@example.org for further inquiries.
Users of the Grant Research Center agree to the following.
- To keep appointments to the 45 minutes allotment.
Please arrive on time so that you can make full use of your reserved time.
- To cancel appointments when unable to attend.
Please cancel any appointment you cannot keep so that this resource is available for others.
- To the leave the space ready for use by the next guest.
Please leave the space the way you found it.
- To keep noise to a minimum
- To wear headphones when listening to a device
- To step outside the GRC to take phone calls or to participate in video calls.