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.
The City Fund Safer, Stronger DC Community Opportunity Grant
The City Fund Safer, Stronger DC Community Opportunity Grant seeks to fund nonprofits that help improve the lives of individuals and families living in District neighborhoods disproportionately affected by inequities related to social determinants of health including: access to educational, economic and job opportunities, access to health care services, quality of education and job training and recurring exposure to violent crime.
The Community Catalyst Fund
The Catalyst Fund is issuing a call for ideas on solutions that support poverty disruption through wealth-building, impact investing, and other strategies that provide economic opportunities for low-income residents of the Greater Washington region.
The Spring Creek Environmental and Preservation Fund
The Spring Creek Environmental and Preservation Fund was created to support local nonprofit organizations with a demonstrated track record in successfully preserving, protecting or encouraging sustainable use of exceptional natural or built environments in the Greater Washington region, particularly those environments affecting low-income populations.
Prince George’s Transforming Neighborhood Initiative Innovation Grant Fund
The Transforming Neighborhood Initiative (TNI) Fund for Community Innovation was established by the Office of the Prince George’s County Executive and Prince George’s County Public Schools. The Fund provides general operating, program funding, and capacity building support to school-and community-based organizations that currently provide quality free and/or affordable programming for youth, ages 0-18, and families living in Prince George’s County in its TNI communities.
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
- Community Catalyst Fund
- Spring Creek Environmental Fund
- Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative
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.