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district of columbia

Montgomery county • northern va • prince george's county

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.

Our staff organizes and directs Sharing DC, a strategic, donor-led funding process for generous residents of the District. Sharing DC facilitates education and civic engagement around local issues and encourages more residents and businesses to “give where they live.” Individuals come 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 $150,000 in grants to community-based nonprofit organizations addressing the critical needs of DC residents. Click here to learn more.

Our Staff

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

Gisela Shanfeld
Donor Services Associate

(202) 263-4779 • Email Gisela

Sharing DC Committee

  • Laura Stone, Chair
  • Vivian Brodsky
  • Beverley Carlson
  • Mary Lynn Ernstthal
  • Patricia Fagen
  • Marina Fanning
  • Renee Licht
  • Joseph MacDoniels
  • Karen Mayers
  • Jenean McKay
  • Marian Osterweis
  • Marc Rosenbaum
  • Dr. Randi Rubovits-Seitz
  • Richard Snowdon, III
  • Linda Weitz
  • Steven Weitz


Questions about our tools, programs, or the communities we serve? Browse any of these resources to learn more. For information not on our site, please contact us directly.

2017 Annual Report


VoicesDMV Report

2017 Grantee Report

Donor FAQs

Nonprofit FAQs

Donor Handbook