Year-End Grantmaking and Giving

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The Greater Washington Community Foundation would like to acknowledge the generosity exhibited by our donors in 2017.  Throughout the year you’ve continued to demonstrate a strong philanthropic spirit - maintaining and establishing new funds, and recommending thousands of grants to local and national nonprofit organizations.

In an effort to assist you with carrying out your end-of-year philanthropic goals, please see below for The Community Foundation’s deadlines regarding year-end giving and grantmaking activities:

RECOMMENDING GRANTS FROM YOUR DONOR-ADVISED FUND

Grant recommendations submitted by December 8 will be processed by December 31, provided the organization meets The Community Foundation’s due diligence requirements. Due to increased volume, grant recommendations submitted after December 8 may not be processed and mailed in 2017.

PLEASE NOTE: Grants submitted prior to December 8, 2017 must also be approved (meeting The Community Foundation’s due diligence requirements) to be processed and mailed by December 31, 2017.

Grant recommendations should be submitted through your Donor Central account.  Questions regarding Donor Central can be forwarded to Emily Davis (202-973-2501, edavis@thecommunityfoundation.org).

MAKING GIFTS TO THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Stock and cash gifts (check, wire, online) submitted to The Community Foundation by December 31st will be earmarked as a 2017 contribution. 

Gifts made via check can be sent to:          

Attn: Finance Department
Greater Washington Community Foundation
1325 G Street NW
Suite 480
Washington, DC 20005

*Please include the name of the fund in the memo line of the check. 

**Checks sent by US Postal Service mail can be earmarked as a 2017 contribution if postmarked by the US Postal Service for December 31.

Gifts made online:

Gifts can be made online at www.thecommunityfoundation.org. 

Gifts of cash or securities made via wire transfer:

Attached are the instructions for making gifts of cash or securities by wire transfer.  Please contact the Finance Department at 202-955-5890 if there are any questions. Monies must be in The Community Foundation’s account by December 31, to be earmarked as a 2017 contribution.