NextGen Philanthropy at The Community Foundation

Gen Xers and Millennials are set to collectively become the most impactful generation of philanthropists ever. At the same time, the Greater Washington region is undergoing changes that challenge what it means and what it takes to live, work, and thrive here. As a catalyst for community change, the Greater Washington Community Foundation tackles these challenges with philanthropists, businesses, and local government.

Pool your resources for greater impact.

Our collaborative funds address some of the most urgent challenges in our region. By pooling your resources with other donors, you can leverage civic engagement and make an even greater impact than you could alone. Learn more about the mission and impact of each of the collaborative funds below.

Workforce Development Fund

The mission of the Workforce Collaborative is to address poverty and income inequality by helping workers advance their skills, credentials, employment and wages. The Collaborative has helped more than 6,500 local workers to launch family-sustaining careers.  


Sharing Funds

Our Sharing Funds in DC, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties allow donors to pool resources for greater impact in education, workforce development or safety-net services – in their own local communities.


A Partnership to End Homelessness in DC

The Community Foundation is preparing to launch a public-private partnership focused on ending homelessness in the District by ensuring that homelessness is a rare, brief, and non-recurring event. There is an immediate opportunity to align public and private sector resources and strategies to tackle this persistent challenge with renewed vigor and innovative solutions.


Resilience Fund

Launched in 2017 as a collaborative response to changes in federal policies disproportionately impacting people of color, immigrant and refugee communities. The Resilience Fund has supported local organizations to educate 7,000+ immigrants on their legal and civil rights, foster grassroots community engagement and expand school programs which combat hate, intolerance and anti-other sentiment.


Fund for Greater Washington

Giving directly to The Community Foundation helps support our ongoing work to create lasting change in our community. Your contributions are used to make grants to effective nonprofits, to incubate new ideas, and to support our programmatic initiatives, operations, and advocacy as we invest to make this a thriving, resilient, and enriching place for all who call our region home.

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Neighbors in Need Montgomery Fund

Established in 2008 as a response to the economic crisis and its deep impact on County residents, The Neighbors in Need Montgomery Fund has supported critical direct services, including food, clothing, shelter, and emergency assistance to help prevent evictions. It currently focuses on responding to immediate needs while also investing in strategic solutions to improve our safety-net system and help neighbors build pathways out of poverty. 

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Good Reads

Looking for an inspiring read to help guide your giving? An interactive data tool to better understand the quality of life in the region? This is what we recommend:

Events and Site Visits

We regularly host site visits and round tables for our donors to learn about the needs of our region, discover great organizations, and share ideas with other donors looking to make an impact. Stay tuned for upcoming events or contact our donor services team!