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.

Open Grant Opportunities


Sharing Prince George's

Sharing Prince George’s County is a strategic funding effort representing a collection of philanthropic resources. Its aim is to increase economic security for residents of Prince George’s County by providing support for safety-net programs, educational activities, and workforce development opportunities. 


Fund for Children, Youth, and Families

The Fund for the Children, Youth and Families was established to invest in the betterment of underserved children, youth and families across the Greater Washington region. It invests in organizations achieving significant impact providing services and programming in the areas of Stable Homes Stable Families, Foster Care and Adoption, and Academic and Career Success.


The Resilience Fund


The Resilience Fund is interested in identifying community-based solutions that respond to federal policy shifts or other emerging issues impacting our region. Interested organizations located in or serving the Greater Washington region may submit a letter of inquiry for a rapid response grant. 


Upcoming grant opportunities

Transforming Neighborhood Initiative

The Transforming Neighborhood Initiative (TNI) Fund for Community Innovation, created by the Office of the Prince George’s County Executive and Prince George’s County Public Schools, provides program, general operating and capacity-building support to school or community-based organizations that currently provide quality free and/or affordable programming for youth, ages 0-18, and families living in the Prince George’s County’s TNI Communities. 

The 2018 RFP will be released in mid-fall.

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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 8, 2018
RFP Deadline: Varies


    • Sharing Prince George's
    • The Resilience Fund 
    • Fund for Children, Youth, and Families (Deadline: September 21 at 4pm)


    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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