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.

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 Prince George's
  • Sharing Montgomery
  • Sharing DC


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


    • Fund for Children, Youth and Families
    • Starbucks Memorial Fund


    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. 


    For 45 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.

    The 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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