Greater Washington Community Foundation

Since 1973, the Greater Washington Community Foundation has been a champion of thriving communities and a catalyst for change through local philanthropic engagement, effective community investment, and civic leadership.

As the region’s largest local funder, The Community Foundation has invested more than $1.3 billion to build more equitable, just, and enriching communities.

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Twitter - @communityfndn


Recent News from Greater Washington Community Foundation

Prince George's Co. considers guaranteed income and its costs - WTOP News
Foundation: Greater Washington Community Foundation

Other jurisdictions in the D.C. already have a guaranteed income program. Now a local philanthropic group is offering to help Prince...more

PNC Bank and Walton Family Foundation Contribute $100 Million for Public Charter Schools
Foundation: Greater Washington Community Foundation, Walton Family Foundation

Prest has been writing about major gifts, grant making, and executive moves for The Chronicle since...more

Health equity grants awarded to groups helping low-income DC residents
Foundation: Greater Washington Community Foundation

"We can go all the way back to a period where Black people were here as chattel property and were unable to have any means of production for themselves, all the way up to redlining and the inability...more

Residents Participate In Kindness Day In Memory Of Tommy Raskin
Foundation: Greater Washington Community Foundation

Tommy Raskin committed suicide on December 31, 2020, his 27th birthday. To commemorate him, people gave money and helped at charity across. Locally, individuals shared their acts of generosity using...more

Greater Washington Community Foundation - The Business Journals
Foundation: Greater Washington Community Foundation

The Community Foundation mobilized $11 million through the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to address urgent needs, including nonprofits...more

Opinion | Mayor Bowser's harsh plan for DC's homeless encampments must end
Foundation: Greater Washington Community Foundation

... Greater Greater Washington, the Greater Washington Community Foundation, the Way Home, Sunrise DC, the Washington Area Bicyclist...more

Initial Steps In Catchafire's Approach to Racially Equitable Capacity Building | Philanthropy Ohio
Foundation: Barberton Community Foundation, Greater Washington Community Foundation, Ottawa County Community Foundation

In June 2020, we extended a free membership (gift) to our capacity-building program to help address the dearth of philanthropic funding going...more

Rep. Raskin and his wife on their late son: 'A radiant light in this broken world'
Foundation: Greater Washington Community Foundation

... the Tommy Raskin Memorial Fund for People and Animals, which was being set up through the Greater Washington Community...more

Social Enterprise Network Sites

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Enterprise Crafts Sweet Design

Florence Norman founded Sweet Cavanagh, an award-winning peer-led aftercare social enterprise based in Notting Hill. The company hires women and trains them how to make and design jewelry. However, these women are in the process of recovering from eating disorders and addictions.

Federal Government Grant and Assistance Programs

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