The mission of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region is to strengthen the Washington metropolitan region by encouraging and supporting effective giving and by providing leadership on critical issues in our community. We are a community of givers, dedicated to inspiring and creating change across the Washington region and beyond. The Foundation, and our two regional affiliate foundations - The Community Foundation for Montgomery County and The Community Foundation for Prince George's County - are part of a network of some 700 community foundations nationwide, each a tax-exempt, public charity made up of charitable giving funds established by individuals, families, corporations and other organizations. We currently manage more than 700 donor funds with assets totaling more than $326 million. We are the largest funder of nonprofit organizations in the metropolitan Washington region, with annual grants of more than $90 million.

What's New

  • New Report Outlines Challenges Faced by Latino Youth in Montgomery County

    There are over 25,000 young people across our region who are disconnected from either school or the labor market – and in some cases, both. The Community Foundation and Identity, Inc. have issued a study and report entitled Connecting Youth to Opportunity: How Latino Youth Perspectives Can Inform A Blueprint For Improving Opportunity In Montgomery County, Maryland. This all-new research study is based on a survey of more than 900 Latino youth in Montgomery County, and identifies an array of key indicators that could serve to inform whether or not students are becoming disengaged in school, have the potential to drop out, or may fail to find a job once they leave school. Click to read more.

  • Amplifying the Voice of Washington-Area Job-Seekers

    On Friday, May 23rd the Community Foundation accompanied six workers from across metropolitan Washington to the White House for a conversation with Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and Jeff Zients, Director of the National Economic Council and President Obama’s Economic Advisor, about the challenges of long-term unemployment. They were joined by additional jobseekers from the McLean Bible Church’s Career Network Ministry and the Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation. All of the participants had experienced six months or more of unemployment. Click to read about the conversation.