The Greater Washington Community Foundation is the largest funder of nonprofit organizations in the Greater Washington region – we have granted more than $1 billion to thousands of nonprofits in our 45-year history, including about $80 million in the past year.

Available Grant Opportunities

The following competitive funding opportunities are available to nonprofit organizations serving residents of the metropolitan Washington region and eligible individuals in the metropolitan Washington area. Our ability to make grants and scholarships depends on the source and availability of grant/scholarship funds. Please review eligibility guidelines, requirements, and deadlines. Please note that unsolicited or out-of-area applications/proposals will not be accepted.

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Sharing Montgomery Fund

For more than 20 years, the Sharing Montgomery Fund has provided grants to nonprofit organizations with programs or services which directly serve low-income children, youth, adults, families, and/or seniors living in Montgomery County in three priority focus-areas: safety-net, education, and workforce development. Grants may support special projects, programs, or continuation funding.

Donors InVesting in Arts (DIVAs)

The DIVAs Giving Circle is comprised of Montgomery County women who seek to enable youth to have life-changing experiences through the arts. Each year, the DIVAs Giving Circle develops guidelines for its giving, evaluates youth/arts grant opportunities, and seeks to support rising youth-artists through a competitive review process facilitated by The Community Foundation’s professional staff.

Grant Rounds for 2018

As a trusted steward of local charitable assets on behalf of hundreds of donors in the region, The Community Foundation operates many individual grant rounds at various times throughout the year. We have listened to our nonprofit partners and in FY19 will continue to group funding opportunities into fewer rounds with uniform due dates. The Community Foundation will offer three grant rounds in the coming year:


RFP Opens: June 4, 2018
RFP Deadline: July 9, 2018


  • Sharing Montgomery LOI
  • Donors InVesting in Arts (DIVAs) Giving Circle


RFP Opens: August 6, 2018
RFP Deadline: September 24, 2018


    • Fund for Children, Youth and Families
    • Starbucks Memorial Fund
    • Sharing Prince George's


    RFP Opens: November 5, 2018
    RFP Deadline: December 10, 2018


    • Sharing Montgomery
    • Spring Creek Environmental Fund

    PLEASE NOTE: This schedule is subject to change. New opportunities may be added to the list over time.


    current grantees

    The Community Foundation is proud of and thankful for the nonprofit partners who work tirelessly to strengthen the Greater Washington region. We are excited to share the list of organizations selected to receive a grant during our last fiscal year. These awards include investments across the region in a diverse set of issues. 


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