The Greater Washington Community Foundation is the largest funder of nonprofit organizations in the metropolitan Washington region – we have granted over $1 billion to over 8,000 nonprofits in our 43-year history, including about $80 million in the past year.

Grant Rounds for 2017-2018

As a trusted steward of local charitable assets on behalf of hundreds of donors in the region, The Community Foundation operates dozens of individual grant rounds at various times throughout the year. We learned from our nonprofit and community partners that this structure is difficult to navigate and track when funding opportunities are available. As such, The Community Foundation has consolidated its grant-making to competitive seasonal rounds, beginning this summer.


RFP Opens: June 12, 2017
RFP Closes: July 14, 2017


  • Sharing Montgomery
  • Fund for Children, Youth & Families


RFP Opens: July 24, 2017
RFP Closes: August 28, 2017


    • Sharing Prince George’s
    • Donors InVesting in Arts (DIVAs) Giving Circle


    RFP Opens: November 6, 2017
    RFP Closes: December 4, 2017

    • The City Fund - Safer, Stronger DC (tentative)
    • Spring Creek Environmental Fund


    RFP Opens: March 5, 2018
    RFP Closes: April 2, 2018

    • Fund Opportunities TBD

    For 40 years, The Community Foundation has brought together people and resources to tackle critical community issues, providing leadership and ensuring that our region is safe, vibrant, and thriving for all residents.

    Greater Washington Community Foundation focuses its Community Leadership work in three key areas—Education, Workforce Development and Safety Net —with the overarching goal of achieving economic security for all residents of the greater Washington region. Economic security is only possible when our youth graduate high school ready for college and careers; adult workers can obtain the skills and credentials needed to thrive in the region’s economy; and residents feel secure with their basic human needs such as food and shelter. 


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