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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.

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Catch up on Community Foundation news by reviewing our archive of recent press releases.

2014 

April 16

The Community Foundation Announces the First Round of City Fund Grants

March 4

Community Foundation's 40th Anniversary Features Diverse Line-Up of Regional Artists under One Roof 

January 29

CityCenterDC Awards $200,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofit Organizations

January 7

Laurie Wingate Appointed Executive Director of Raise DC

2013  

November 25

The City Fund 

October 21

The Community Foundation Announces Launch of The City Fund

September 18

Community Foundation Announces Launch of Two New Funds in Response to Navy Yard Tragedy

September 9

Leggett and Leventhal to Announce New Initiative to Address Panhandling

July 22

EnVest Announces 7th Annual Millennium Ball 40Under40 Honorees

June 6

Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries Awards More Than $1,000,000 in Grants to School Libraries

May 16

The Community Foundation Expands Leadership Team with New Senior Staff, Board Officers, and Trustees

May 14

Our Op-Ed in The Washington Post: Adult Literacy Funding is Crucial

April 19

C. Marie Henderson Named New Director of The Community Foundation for Montgomery County

April 18

Local Luminaries Join The Community Foundation in Honoring Civic Leaders in Prince George's County 

January 23

DC Metro Area Communities and Systems PEPNet Collaborative Announcement

2012

September 21
Community Foundation Donor Gifts over 1,600 Circus Tickets to Low-Income Children
 
September 14

New Survey Shows High Potential and Low Risk for Employer-Funded Tuition Assistance Programs in the DC Metro Region 

February 7

William Shipp Named New Board Chair of The Community Foundation for Prince George's County

2011

December 13
Community Foundation Honors Vicki and Roger Sant, Four Linowes Award Recipients at Celebration of Civic Spirit

November 15
Ellen Morgenstern Named Chief Development Officer of Community Foundation for the National Capital Region

November 10
Give to the Max Generates Over $2 Million For Local Charities

October 26
"Community Foundation Announces $450,000 in New Neighbors In Need Grants"

October 12
"Community Foundation Awards $1.25 Million In Workforce Development Grants"

January 2
"National Harbor Community Outreach Fund Awards $339,000 to Nonprofits Serving Prince George’s County, MD"


2010

December 16
4 Washington-Area 'Unsung Heroes' Receive Prestigious Award for Community Service and Leadership"

November 16
"The Community Foundation Neighbors in Need Fund Awards $585,000 This Month to Stem the Tide of Recession"

July 7
"The Community Foundation Neighbors in Need Fund Awards $585,000 This Month to Stem the Tide of Recession"

July 7
Neighbors in Need Fund Awards $973,000 in New Grants for Safety-Net and Mental Health Services in Ongoing Response to Recession


2009

December 17
"Neighbors In Need Fund Invests $645K To Reform and Strengthen Region's Safety Net"

December 10
"4 Washington-area 'Unsung Heroes' Receive Prestigious Award for Community Service and Leadership,"

December 10
"Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Receives Community Foundation's Prestigious Civic Spirit Award"

September 17
"Neighbors In Need" Fund Deploys $714,300 To Help Area Safety Net Nonprofits meet Unrelenting Demand

May 4
Washington Post's Boisfeuillet Jones, Jr. and Hispanic College Fund’s Fernando Barrueta Appointed New Trustees

March 16
"Neighbors in Need" Fund Awards $450,000+ to Area Charities Providing Safety-Net Services

February 24
National Harbor Community Outreach Grant Fund Awards $344,000+ to Prince George County's Nonprofits


2008

May 1
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Announces 2008 Linowes Leadership Awards

June 2
The Prince George’s Community Foundation Makes Grant to Help Send Oxon Hill High School Band to China’s Olympics Celebration

June 25
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Awards $725,000 in Grants for Parent and Youth Involvement in DC Education Reform

August 7
The Partnership for Prince George's County Awards More Than $149,000 in Inaugural Grants

October 22
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Awards $526,000 in New Grants Supporting Safety Net Services

November 10
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Releases New Study on Returning Troops and Military Families Shows Inadequate Nonprofit Resources to Address Health and Critical Needs

December 8
Major Grant to New "Neighbors in Need" Fund Helps Sustain Washington-Area Charities

December 15
New "Neighbors in Need" Grants Fund Approaches $800,000


2007

May 9
$1.5 Million in First-Quarter Grants Awarded by The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region

September 6
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Receives Major Grant from National Workforce Initative

September 6
The Community Foundation's September 11 Survivor's Fund Announces Evaluation Results