Nonprofit Sector and Leadership Development

We are commited to strengthening our region's nonprofit organizations working to make the Washington metropolitan area a place of opportunity for all. Through targeted grants, general support grants, and other capacity-building and leadership development assistance, we help strengthen the region's nonprofit organizations and their leaders. From shining a light on effective organizations and committed individuals to incubating new organizations and supporting philanthropy-related research, The Community Foundation is working to promote the value and effectiveness of the nonprofit sector.

Explore this section to learn more about the innovative work that we, in conjunction with our regional affiliate foundations, are doing.

Linowes Leadership Awards

Through our annual Linowes Leadership Awards, we recognize unsung individuals whose creativity, vision, and leadership in the greater Washington metropolitan area are improving the quality of life in our region and inspiring others through their service. > MORE

Nonprofit Advancement Fund

Housed at our affiliate foundation, The Community Foundation for Montgomery County, this initiative seeks to build awareness about Montgomery County's nonprofit sector. > MORE

Nonprofit Village

Spearheaded by our regional affiliate, The Community Foundation for Montgomery County, this project is creating a shared workspace where nonprofits can conduct their business in an efficient, economical way. > MORE

Partnership for Prince George’s County

Spearheaded by our regional affiliate, The Community Foundation for Prince George's County, this initiative brings together nonprofit, business, government and community leaders to work toward healthy growth in this burgeoning region. > MORE