The Community Foundation’s D.C. Office of Donor Engagement 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 nonprofit organizations.

Sharing DC is a strategic, donor-led funding process 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.  With staff facilitating an annual vetting and site visit process, Sharing DC’s donor-led grants committee evaluates each applicant’s program, management, and leadership to make sure it is the best possible investment. This year, the Committee’s focus area is homelessness prevention and intervention. Our goal is to help single adults, families and youth exit homelessness and move to permanent housing by providing funds to help them meet key needs and address barriers to homelessness. Starting in late September, Committee Members will travel across Washington, DC to visit nine amazing organizations that have been selected to apply for funding.  Click here to learn more.

Sharing DC Committee Members

Laura Stone, Chair

Vivian Brodsky

Beverley Carlson

Patricia Fagen

Merna Guttentag

Paula Hansen

Renee Licht

Karen Mayers

Dr. Marian Osterweis

Marc Rosenbaum

Dr. Randi Rubovits-Seitz

Richard Snowdon, III

Linda Weitz

Steven Weitz


Amina Anderson
Director, DC Office
(202) 303-2440

Gisela Shanfeld
Donor Services Associate

(202) 263-4779

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