The Community Foundation’s DC Office of Philanthropy and Donor Services works closely with individuals, families, and businesses to match donor intent with community opportunity to create deeper local impact. We serve an important role in the District of Columbia as a bridge between generous individuals, government and business organizations, and local nonprofits.
Since 1973, The Community Foundation has been proud to serve individuals, families, and businesses to match donor intent with community opportunity to create deeper local impact. We are proud to oversee the following initiatives in DC:
+ Sharing DC
Sharing DC is a strategic, donor-led funding effort for generous residents of the District. Sharing DC facilitates education and civic engagement around local issues by bringing donors together to learn, first-hand, about the challenges facing Washington’s most vulnerable residents and engage in a grant review process for investing in organizations that are working to make a difference in the lives of children and families in the District of Columbia. Last year, Sharing DC donors awarded over $160,000 in grants to homelessness prevention and intervention, focusing on two separate funding priorities: offering flexible funding to programs that help people with costs related to obtaining and moving into permanent housing and providing support for youth homelessness prevention and intervention programs. This year, the Committee’s focus area is workforce development and adult literacy.
+ Partnership to End Homelessness
Led by the Greater Washington Community Foundation and the District Government’s Interagency Council on Homelessness, the Partnership brings together the public and private sectors to advance effective and innovative solutions that will accelerate the development of affordable housing and ensure homelessness in DC is rare, brief, and nonrecurring. We believe that ending homelessness is possible if we work together — and it is a smart investment in our city’s continued prosperity.