Greater Washington Community Foundation
ABOUT THE 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. They work with donors and partners to enhance the quality of life in the District of Columbia, Montgomery County, Northern Virginia, and Prince George’s County by aligning resources and leveraging shared interests to amplify impact. As the region’s largest local funder, The Community Foundation has invested more than $1.2 billion to build more equitable, just, and enriching communities where all residents can live, work, and thrive.
As a tax-exempt public charity, they are a trusted steward of local charitable assets with the ability to accept donations and make grants to effective nonprofits. They manage hundreds of charitable giving funds on behalf of generous individuals, families, and businesses. They partner with their donors to pursue their charitable goals, identify impactful nonprofits, and pool resources for the greater good of their communities. Donors rely on them as their trusted partner to make charitable giving easy, flexible, tax-smart, efficient, personal and deeply rewarding. And they take seriously their responsibility to be the best stewards of our donor’s dollars, and partner to the community organizations making their vision for lasting change possible. They are accredited by the Council on Foundations for meeting its national standards for community foundations and maintain a four-star Charity Navigator rating and GuideStar Silver Seal of Transparency.
The Greater Washington Community Foundation exists to Build Thriving Communities by providing community leadership, inspiring local giving, promoting civic engagement, and guiding strategic philanthropy.
The Community Foundation envisions a Greater Washington region that is an equitable, just, and enriching place for all residents to live, work, and thrive.
Community is at the center of their work, but how they do that work stems from five very important values:
Listen to, be a champion for, and make a difference in their community.
Deliver amazing customer service.
Do the right thing — by their donors, their partners, and each other.
Incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of their work.
Work hard. Be kind.See more