Knowing that our donors can give anywhere in the world, our volunteers have created shared funds that focus solely on improving the lives of our lowest-income neighbors in the District of ColumbiaMontgomery County, and Prince George's County. These strategic, donor-led collective funding efforts facilitate education and civic engagement around local issues and make it easy for more local donors to give to high-impact organizations which are vetted by their peer philanthropists. Donors come together to learn first-hand about the challenges facing the region’s most vulnerable residents, combine their resources, and invest in organizations working to make a difference in the lives of children and families around the region. This past year, we celebrated that our givers have contributed nearly $9 million through Sharing funds since their inception.