Sharing Prince George's

Deadline: Monday, August 28, 2017 by 4:00pm.  Submit all applications via our online application system (additional details can be found in the FY18 LOI Guidelines). 

About: Sharing Prince George’s County is a strategic funding effort representing a collection of philanthropic resources, managed by The Community Foundation in Prince George’s County. It supports quality nonprofit organizations addressing the economic security needs of Prince George’s County residents through education, workforce development and safety-net services. The Sharing Prince George’s Neighbor to Neighbor Fund and the MGM National Harbor Fund aim to increase economic security for residents of Prince George’s County by providing support for:

  • safety-net programs which help individuals in crisis to lift themselves out of poverty,
  • educational activities that prepare young people for a successful transition to adulthood, and
  • workforce development opportunities that will help residents earn a living-wage.

Qualified programs: The Sharing Prince George's Fund only makes grants to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations with programs or services conducted in Prince George’s County, Maryland, that meet one of the following program objectives:

  • Safety-net. To meet the basic needs of children and families in the County by strengthening the delivery of essential services (e.g. food, housing, emergency services).
  • Education. To support young people from Pre-K through post-secondary education to develop strong literacy and problem solving skills; and, to prepare young people for a successful transition to adulthood by providing academic and supportive services that increase the number of County youth who graduate from high school ready for post-secondary opportunities.
  • Workforce Development. To improve workers’ career prospects and earnings by increasing the number of County residents who acquire a post-secondary credential.

GuidelinesRequest for Proposals and Submission Instructions

How To Apply: Qualified applicants are invited to submit an application package at https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_5491?SA=SNA&FID=35054 no later than 4 pm Monday, August 28, 2017. 

Technical Assistance: A pre-proposal webinar information session will be held to review the RFP Guidelines and online application system on August 9, 2017 at 1pm. Pre-registration is required. To register for the meeting, please contact Melen Hagos, Community Investment Associate, at mhagos@thecommunityfoundation.org. No phone calls, please.

Donors InVesting in Arts (DIVAs) Giving Circle

Deadline: Letters of inquiry must be submitted via email by Tuesday, August 15, 2017 for consideration.

About: The Greater Washington Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Letters of Inquiry for the FY18 Grant Cycle of the Donors InVesting in Arts (DIVAs) Giving Circle. The DIVAs Giving Circle is comprised of Montgomery County women who seek to enable youth to have life-changing experiences through the arts. Each year, the DIVAs Giving Circle develops guidelines for its giving, evaluates youth/arts grant opportunities, and seeks to support rising youth-artists through a competitive review process facilitated by The Community Foundation’s professional staff. By early 2018, the DIVAs plan to make 2-3 grants ranging from $5,000 - $10,000 for individual programs and up to $15,000 for partnerships.

Qualified programs: The DIVAs will only accept applications from 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that have a strong track record of serving middle and high school aged Montgomery County youth, particularly those who are disadvantaged, marginalized, and/or underserved. In particular, the DIVAs are interested in supporting programs that:

  • Empower youth by using artistic mediums to tell stories about themselves, their families, and/or their communities;

and/or

  • Employ artistic mediums to help youth build connections between people from different backgrounds/beliefs, toward the aspirational goals of creating deeper understanding between individuals and more inclusive communities.

Guidelines:  FY 2018 Letter of Inquiry Guidelines  

How to Apply: The Letter of Inquiry narrative and required attachments must be submitted by email to bhanagan@thecommunityfoundation.org. No hard copies are required. Faxes will not be accepted.