Visions in Leadership

For more than 35 years, The Community Foundation and our donors have demonstrated a deep commitment to our diverse communities.

Going forward, working together we can bring positive change to the most difficult issues facing our region today.

What We Fund

The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region is home to nearly 700 donor-advised and field-of-interest funds formed by individuals, families and corporations from across the metropolitan Washington, DC region, each with distinct funding priorities. While the majority of these funds do not accept proposals or applications, a handful of funds do offer competitive funding opportunities; please see Competitive Grant Opportunities for more information.

The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region’s Community Leadership priorities are improving the economic outcomes for youth and low-income families in the region through strengthening education and workforce development opportunities.

The Community Foundation leads several funding collaboratives and strategic initiatives to increase the capacity of the local nonprofit sector to address these priorities. Additionally, The Community Foundation has committed its discretionary Community Leadership Fund assets, composed of generous contributions from our donors, to these initiatives.

To learn more about funding opportunities available as a part of these collaboratives and strategic initiatives, please click below. 



Nonprofit Sector Capacity-Building


For More Information

Contact our Community Investment team at (202) 955-5890 or