The Greater Washington Community Foundation would like to acknowledge the generosity exhibited by our donors in 2018. Throughout the year you’ve continued to demonstrate a strong philanthropic spirit by 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 FUND
Grant recommendations submitted by December 14 will be processed by December 31, provided the grantee organization meets The Community Foundation’s due diligence requirements. Due to increased volume, we cannot guarantee that grant recommendations submitted after December 14 will be processed and mailed in 2018.
PLEASE NOTE: Grants submitted prior to December 14, 2018 must also be approved (meeting The Community Foundation’s due diligence requirements) to be processed and mailed by December 31, 2018.
MAKING GIFTS TO THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Stock and cash gifts (check, wire, online) submitted to The Community Foundation by December 31 will be earmarked as a 2018 contribution. Please note: The gift must be in The Community Foundation’s account by this day to be eligible for a 2018 tax deduction.
Gifts made online:
Gifts can be made online at www.thecommunityfoundation.org.
Gifts made via check can be sent to:
Attn: Finance Department
Greater Washington Community Foundation
1325 G Street NW
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 2018 contribution if postmarked by the US Postal Service on or before December 31.
Gifts of cash or securities made via wire transfer:
Please see 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 2018 contribution.
Gifts made via transfer from mutual funds:
In order for gifts made from mutual funds submitted to The Community Foundation to be received by December 31 and earmarked as a 2018 contribution, the transfer must be initiated by December 7, 2018.