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.


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 who, through a rigorous vetting and selection process, received one of the nearly 200 grant awards issued through our competitive and discretionary grant rounds during our current fiscal year to date. These awards total more than $6 million and include investments across the region and across a diverse set of issues. 


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

    grant rounds for 2018-2019 to be announced soon!


    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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