Nonprofit Austin at ACC'S Grant Research Center (GRC)

Located at 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

The GRC includes assistance with research techniques using a suite of comprehensive grant research tools including Candid’s:

  • Guidestar Pro – provides access to the most all-encompassing source of nonprofit data, providing insights on over two million 501c nonprofits
  • Foundation Directory Online –information and funding history on 140,000+ foundations, corporations, and federal agencies

We help guide your efforts and connect you with the resources that will strengthen your organization, regardless of your prior experience.

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CommunitySpace Members
Unlimited available during CommunitySpace operating hours (Appointment required if assistance is requested or you need to use our PC. Wednesday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM & Thursday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Included in Membership Orientation
Via personal computer while in CommunitySpace membership space or in GRC by appointment
By appointment and subject to Membership
By appointment and subject to Membership
Available for use on site
Access as provided with Membership
Guests
One (1) 45 minute daily appointment only, during GRC operating hours (Wednesday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM & Thursday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Required prior to first use, by appointment only
Via GRC computer only (PC computers only)
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N/A
Available for use on site
Guest wifi access

*Peer review of funder requirements provided by application

FAQ's

How do I schedule an appointment?

Appointments are scheduled online.   Guests may only schedule one 45-minute appointment per day.

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, see hours above.  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 nonprofitaustin@austincc.edu 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 nonprofitaustin@austincc.edu.

Location

We are located on the first floor of Austin Community College Highland Business Center at 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd., Austin, TX 78752, Room 103.2.

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GRC Entrance

Grant Research Center

103.2

Elevators

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Stairs

103.2

Bathrooms

103.2

Lobby

103.2

Hours

Open to public by appointment (effective on June 1, 2022):

Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

*CommunitySpace Members have access to the database during CommunitySpace Operating Hours.   GRC and CommunitySpace are subject to ACC’s operating hours and closes for ACC holidays, emergencies, etc.

Make an Appointment

FURTHER INFORMATION; contact 512.223.7615, or nonprofitaustin@austincc.edu for further inquiries.

Community Agreements

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.