The City Fund Safer, Stronger DC Community Opportunity Grant

The City Fund Safer, Stronger DC Community Opportunity Grant seeks to fund nonprofits that help improve the lives of individuals and families living in District neighborhoods disproportionately affected by inequities related to social determinants of health including: access to educational, economic and job opportunities, access to health care services, quality of education and job training and recurring exposure to violent crime.

General operating grants are available for organizations who can serve Safer, Stronger DC Community Partnerships priority police service areas. Priority consideration will be given to organizations not previously funded and those who demonstrate a successful work history related to community violence prevention, gang violence prevention, high risk individual mediation, high risk individual mentorship and violence disruption/interruption work.

Applicants must submit a proposal via The Community Foundation’s online application system no later than 4:00 pm, Thursday, December 14, 2017.

Two informational webinars will convene on Monday, November 20th from 10:00am to 12:00pm and Thursday, November 30th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. To register, click one of the buttons below:

Community Catalyst Fund

Building on our current portfolio of investments in workforce development, the Greater Washington Community Foundation is seeking to learn about community-based efforts to support small business, micro-enterprise development, entrepreneurship, and innovation. The Catalyst Fund is issuing a call for ideas on solutions that support poverty disruption through wealth-building, impact investing, and other strategies that provide economic opportunities for low-income residents of the Greater Washington region. We ask that you please share your ideas with us by responding to the questions in the online link below.

The Community Foundation will seek to invite full proposals from applicants who demonstrate particularly innovative, achievable, and impactful ideas in winter 2017. Up to $200,000 is available for funding in this program year. We expect to make no more than two or three grants through this fund.


Prince George’s Transforming Neighborhood Initiative Innovation Grant Fund


To foster positive outcomes for youth, ages 0-18, and families in the Prince George’s County TNI communities by supporting education for youth, including:

  • Literacy, early learning, college and career readiness and other enrichment and cultural activities that promote and assist in improving academic achievement;
  • Recreational activities that are offered in a safe and nurturing environment and encourage wellness, conflict resolution and violence prevention, and family engagement; and
  • Life skills activities that provide exposure to career fields or leadership development and civic engagement opportunities that foster responsible citizenship.

Grants of up to $20,000 are available for:

  • Out of school programs (summer and after school) that address the program objective
  • General operating support* to organizations whose mission and programs are primarily designed to address the goals of the TNI Fund.

Capacity Building Fellowships will also be awarded to organizations that are approved for funding.

*If applying for general operating support, the applicant must be headquartered within Prince George’s County.

Please refer to the Request for Proposals for specific guidelines around this opportunity. A pre-proposal webinar information session will be held to review the RFP Guidelines and online application system on Monday, November 20th at 11:00AM. Pre-registration is required. To register for the meeting, please follow this link:

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Spring Creek Environmental and Preservation Fund


The Spring Creek Environmental and Preservation Fund was created to support local nonprofit organizations with a demonstrated track record in successfully preserving, protecting or encouraging sustainable use of exceptional natural or built environments in the Greater Washington region, particularly those environments affecting low-income populations. Funding is available for eligible nonprofit organizations providing programs and activities that are directly related to the following priorities:

  • Preserving the regions historic places and protecting neighborhood diversity;
  • Preserving and ensuring equitable access to the regions natural resources;
  • Promoting smart growth and conservation efforts;
  • Supporting education, civic engagement and advocacy pertaining to environmental issues.

The maximum grant request allowable is $15,000. Both general operating and program-specific grant requests will be considered.


Qualified applications are invited to apply via The Community Foundation’s online portal, Gifts Online, no later than 4pm on December 4, 2017. For any questions, please reach out to Melen Hagos No calls, please.