TGRC Updates – the Week of March 25, 2019
One-on-one appointments: If you are interested in making a one-on-one appointment with a TGRC staff member to discuss grant search strategies, please click here to see the schedule of available times and to make an appointment.
This week there will be a TGRC staff member in the library to assist during the following hours:
- Staff member available: Monday, March 25th from 3:00 to close
- Staff member available: Tuesday, March 26th from 11:00 to close
At all other times that the TGRC is open, the resources may be used on a drop-in (self serve) basis to those who have gotten an orientation to the resources.
The TGRC resource library – will be unavailable (closed) at the following times this week:
- Monday, March 25th, 11:30 to 2:00
- Tuesday, March 26th, 8:30 to 11:00
- Thursday, March 27th, all day
(Reminder: the current TGRC hours of operation are 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday).
CEC offices: 512-232-8586.
IMPORTANT: Info about the Grants to INDIVIDUALS database
IMPORTANT – To users of the Grants to INDIVIDUALS Online (GTIO) Foundation Center database: The TGRC received the following information from the Foundation Center – ‘The Foundation Center is working on fixing some bugs with the GTIO database. These bugs have limited some functionality including the ability to email search results.’ They believe a fix will be complete in mid-April.
Since the Foundation Center is working on fixing the GTIO bugs, TGRC recommends that those who are searching for grants for individuals postpone a visit until the Foundation Center has fixed the bugs. Please check back frequently for updates. Again, this pertains to the database that INDIVIDUALS use to find scholarships, artist funding and research projects.
These issues are apparently not influencing the FDO grants to NONPROFITS database.
For more than 50 years, the Texas Grants Resource Center (TGRC) has served as a bridge between the grant-seeking and the grant-making communities.
The TGRC is a unit within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) at the University of Texas at Austin. It is located in the DDCE’s Community Engagement Center at 505 East Huntland Drive, suite 270.
The TGRC contains core publications from The Foundation Center, the leading source of philanthropy information, as well as other major materials in fund development, grants, and nonprofit management. It provides free access to multiple Foundation Center online funding research tools.
The TGRC has one of the most extensive Foundation Directory archives in the United States and is the fifth-oldest Foundation Center Funding Information Network partner.
The TGRC offers consultations and orientations for funding research, for both nonprofit organizations and individuals. Because of the availability of electronic information on state and federal grant opportunities, the TGRC emphasizes private sector funding options and information (i.e., private foundations and corporate foundations/direct giving programs). It has little on-site information about small business startups.
In keeping with its original commitment to make information accessible to all, the TGRC is open to everyone, free of charge.