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.

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.

Sharing Prince George's

Sharing Prince George’s County is a strategic funding effort representing a collection of philanthropic resources, managed by The Community Foundation in Prince George’s County. It supports quality nonprofit organizations addressing the economic security needs of Prince George’s County residents through education, workforce development and safety-net services.

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Donors InVesting in Arts Giving Circle

The Donors InVesting in Arts (DIVAs) Giving Circle is comprised of Montgomery County women who seek to enable youth to have life-changing experiences through the arts. The DIVAs are seeking applications from 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that have a strong track record of serving middle and high school aged Montgomery County youth, particularly those who are disadvantaged, marginalized, and/or underserved.

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.

SUMMER

RFP Open: June 12, 2017
RFP Close: July 14, 2017

Funds:

  • Sharing Montgomery
  • Fund for Children, Youth & Families

FALL

RFP Open: July 24, 2017
RFP Close: August 24, 2017

Funds:

    • Sharing Prince George’s

    WINTER

    RFP Open: November 6, 2017
    RFP Close: December 4, 2017

    • Fund Opportunities TBD

    SPRING

    RFP Open: March 5, 2018
    RFP Close: 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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