One of the wealthiest African-American-majority counties in the country, Prince George’s County has grown dramatically in recent decades — its current population of more than 900,000 is nearly five times its size when measured in the 1950 Census. Prince George’s is a community that is “proud but honest” about its challenges and deeply rooted in civic pride and faith.
Since 1998, The Community Foundation’s office in Prince George’s County has worked closely with individuals, families, and businesses to match donor intent with community opportunity to create deeper local impact. We serve an important role in the County as a bridge between generous individuals, government and business organizations, and local nonprofit organizations. We are proud to oversee the following initiatives in Prince George's County:
+ Sharing Prince George's
Our staff organizes and directs Sharing Prince George’s, a strategic, donor-led funding effort to encourage more residents and businesses to ‘give where they live.’ Since its inception, Sharing Prince George’s has awarded more than $1 million in grants to some of the best community-based nonprofit organizations serving Prince George’s County residents. With staff facilitating a rigorous annual vetting and site visit process, Sharing Prince George’s donor-led grants committees evaluate each applicant’s program, management and leadership to make sure it is the best possible investment.
+ Transforming Neighborhood Initiative
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: East Riverdale/Bladensburg, Suitland/Coral Hills, Kentland/Palmer Park, Hillcrest Heights/Marlow Heights, Silver Hill, Glassmanor/Oxon Hill, Langley Park, Forestville, Woodlawn/Lanham.
+ Prince George's Co. Domestic Violence Fund
Prince George’s County, through the Department of Family Services, established the Domestic Violence Community Grants Fund in March 2017 to award mini-grants to domestic violence prevention nonprofit organizations. Grants assist individuals, families and survivors of domestic violence in achieving a greater level of independence, strengthen the family’s ability to cope with healing, and rebuild the family unit by removing various challenges which inhibit self-sufficiency, including but not limited to legal services, counseling services, support groups, employment, training and housing. In 2017, grants of more than $260,000 were awarded to four organizations including: Affiliated Santé Group, Community Advocates for Family and Youth, Family Crisis Center of Prince George's County, and House of Ruth Maryland Inc.
Announcing the 2019 Civic Leadership Awards on October 24!
The Civic Leadership Awards were established in 2006 by The Community Foundation in Prince George’s County to recognize, honor, and promote outstanding community leadership in Prince George’s County. The award recognizes individuals and organizations who too often are unrecognized for their important contributions—unsung heroes who have quietly, tirelessly, and unselfishly demonstrated outstanding commitment and service to improving and enhancing the quality of life in our community.