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Date Published: February 23, 2021

Agua Fund - Environment - Wash DC, FL, Shenandoah Valley

The Agua Fund, established in November 2002, is a family foundation based in Washington, DC. The mission of the Fund is to improve the quality of life through support of work to protect the natural environment and to help the poor, disadvantaged, and underserved. The Fund’s social service grantmaking on the local level focuses on Washington, DC, the Shenandoah Valley, and southwest Florida. Grantmaking in this category supports organizations that h…

Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust

The Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust makes grants to organizations, primarily in Washington, D.C., that provide care or treatment of economically deprived D.C. residents suffering from cancer or childhood afflictions. Awards are granted for one year at a time and may be extended upon re–application.

Carl M. Freeman Foundation - MD, DE, WV, Wash DC

The Carl M. Freeman Foundation has historically emphasized our support in the communities where we live and work “ including Montgomery County, Maryland; Sussex County, Delaware; and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. During our history we have been proud to provide significant grants to a wide variety of community organizations seeking funding “ and have supported everything from arts organizations and hunger centers to educational an…

Children's Charities Foundation - Wash DC, VA, MD

Founded in 1994 by a group of Washington–area business and professional leaders, The Children™s Charities Foundation has distributed nearly $7 million to charities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area including the District of Columbia; Montgomery and Prince George™s Counties in Maryland; Fairfax and Arlington Counties in Virginia; and the City of Alexandria, Virginia.

Clark Charitable Foundation

The Clark Charitable Foundation, Inc. is a private organization funded by the A. James Clark Family and managed by its Executive Director, Courtney Clark Pastrick. The Foundation’s mission is to provide a better quality of life for people living primarily in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. The Foundation places particular emphasis on organizations or programs that benefit the disadvantaged and those involving medical research, health care, a…

Community Foundation for the National Capital Region

Through our Program Initiatives, the Foundation commits its resources of staffing and unrestricted giving to comprehensive programs in the areas of Youth Development, Building Community through the Arts and Bridging Differences. These initiatives involve grantmaking, research, awareness building and coalition building.

Delaplaine Foundation

The Delaplaine Foundation is a private family foundation based in Frederick, Maryland, dedicated to the enrichment of communities and families within Maryland, nearby states and the District of Columbia. The following are some of the areas of special interest to Delaplaine Foundation. Please note that the Foundation is not limited to these areas and we encourage all eligible groups and organizations with a worthy cause to apply: Cultural Arts, Historical D…

Fluor Foundation - AK, CA, LA, NY. SC, NC, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA, Wash DC

The Fluor Foundation has a long history of investing in communities, nonprofit organizations, and education. Since its inception in 1952, the foundation, along with Fluor Corporation, has contributed more than $145 million to projects around the world. Areas of funding interest include Education, Human Services, Culture, Public/Civic Affairs. Geographical focus areas: AK, CA, LA, NY. SC, NC, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA, Wash DC.

Freddie Mac Foundation

The Foundation funds programs in the areas of: strengthening families, foster care and adoption, youth development. Geographic Areas: The Foundation™s grantmaking program serves the following metropolitan Washington, DC areas: District of Columbia; Virginia – the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William and the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Manassas Park, and Leesburg; Maryland – the counties of Charles, Frederic…

Glickfield Family Foundation - Wash DC & National Focus

Lou Glickfield and his wife, Marilyn, under the umbrella of the Glickfield Family Foundation, provide continuous support of many worthwhile charities in the nation’s capital area and throughout the entire United States.

Grants Fundraising.com

Grants Fundraising.com’s purpose is to help spread the word about grants programs initiatives and fundraising opportunities from foundations, 501c3 non–profits organizations and private sector sources by posting those initiatives on our site. If your organization, foundation or fundraising company has grants opportunities and you are looking to spread the word about it we invite you to contact us about it so we may be able to post your grant ini…

Harman Family Foundation - Wash DC, NYC, Boston, Los Angeles

The Harman Family Foundation supports programs that bring education and the arts to underserved populations in Washington D.C., New York, Boston, and Los Angeles. The Foundation supports educational innovation and seeks to strengthen the arts community, and strengthen the community itself through the arts.

Heinz Family Foundation

With offices in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., the Heinz Family Philanthropies are small organizations that generate outsized results. We work to create positive change across the philanthropic spectrum with particular interest in health care, women and health, and the environment. We establish private–and public–sector linkages to drive philanthropic innovation. The Heinz Family Philanthropies works as an operating foundation;…

Herb Block Foundation

The Herb Block Foundation is committed to defending the basic freedoms guaranteed all Americans, combating all forms of discrimination and prejudice and improving the conditions of the poor and underprivileged through the creation or support of charitable and educational programs with the same goals. The Foundation is also committed to providing educational opportunity to deserving students through post–secondary education scholarships and to promoti…

Hill-Snowdon Foundation - Multiple States

The Hill–Snowdon Foundation core of our work is making grants to help organizations achieve social justice for their constituents. Through our grantmaking we provide funds to help organizations do their work, learn about a range of issues impacting low–income families, and build relationships with leaders across the country. Due to our small staff, HSF does not accept unsolicited proposals. However, we actively seek out information from new gro…

Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation

The Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation is particularly interested in programs that preserve and strengthen Jewish life and the Jewish People, provide access to and appreciation of performing arts, and enhance the well–being of families. Grants in the latter two categories are made primarily in Washington D.C. and Montgomery County, Maryland. For grants serving the Jewish community, support may be provided to local, national, and/or inter…

Hull Family Foundation - Chicago, Wash DC, San Francisco Bay Area

The Hull Family Foundation supports actions that demonstrate a real commitment to bringing about change. The Foundation prefers to support proposals for new initiatives, special projects, expansion of programs and scholarship funds. The Foundation focuses grants to organizations that seek to make a difference in the following defined areas The Environment, Social Justice & Gender Equality, Arts & Culture, Education. The Foundation gives priority to…

John Edward Fowler Memorial Foundation

The John Edward Fowler Memorial Foundation awards grants only to organizations headquartered in and providing services for residents of Washington, DC and the Maryland & Virginia suburbs. The Foundation does not award grants to organizations that are headquartered in other parts of the country, even if they serve these preferred communities. The Foundation is particularly interested in funding organizations that are addressing the following issues: Hom…

Joseph E. and Marjorie B. Jones Foundation

The Jones Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people, particularly those residing in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, by funding non–profit institutions that support medical research, human services, health care initiatives and education.

Jovid Foundation

The Jovid Foundation’s primary interest is in supporting District of Columbia nonprofit organizations that help District residents in or at risk of long–term poverty to become more self–sufficient. Because the Foundation is small and seeks to make a positive difference, it is particularly interested in funding neighborhood–based efforts that provide programs and services to low–income DC adults that help them obtain and retain…

Lois and Richard England Family Foundation

Based in Washington, DC, the Lois and Richard England Family Foundation is driven by the Englands’ desire to improve their community, as well as to support other U.S. and international organizations. The Foundation has two major funding priorities: Out–of–School–Time Programs in Washington, DC (Spring Cycle); Jewish Community Life (Fall Cycle) – The Foundation has a strong commitment to strengthening Jewish community life local…

M&T Bank Charitable Foundation - NY, NJ, PA, MD, VA, DE, Wash DC

At M&T Bank, we recognize that our corporate success is directly related to the health and vitality of the communities we serve. So, as a corporate citizen, we believe in providing resources to not–for–profit organizations that make our communities better places to live and work. Through our philanthropic arm, The M&T Charitable Foundation, we support a diverse range of civic, cultural, health and human service organizations with financ…

Marpat Foundation

The MARPAT Foundation makes grants to organizations based in or benefitting the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area. Generally grants will be made to organizations that either: promote the visual and performing arts, encourage family planning, conserve natural resources or advance knowledge of the natural world, promote international understanding, preserve historic resources or advance knowledge of American history and culture, expand opportunities i…

Meyer Foundation

The Meyer Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations that serve the people and communities in the Washington, DC region. Grants are awarded the areas of arts and humanities, community service, education, health and mental health, law and justice, and neighborhood development and housing.

Moran Family Foundation

The Moran Family Foundation supports innovative programs that promote healthy development of at–risk children and at–risk families whose lives are impacted by the challenges of poverty. The foundation invests in Community Based Organizations that work to empower at–risk youth and their families to enhance the opportunity for each child to achieve their full potential. By supporting the growth and development of children and their families…

Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation is committed to building a stronger community for residents of the Washington, DC area through support of programs in arts and humanities, community services, education, health and the environment.

Palmer Foundation - MD, NC, VA. DC, IL, WI

Rogers and Mary D. Palmer established The Palmer Foundation, a 501(c)(3) foundation, in 1990. The trustees believe in honest, open communication, creativity, education and individual empowerment. The foundation’s geographical region is limited to the Mid West states (Wisconsin & Illinois) and the Mid Atlantic states (Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington DC), unless one of the directors has a personal interest elsewhere.

PNC Bank Foundation - Multiple States

The PNC Bank Foundation has earmarked funds for grants to nonprofit organizations which work to directly improve children’s school readiness by providing support in one of the following key areas: social and emotional development, teacher training and arts and culture. By focusing our support in these critical areas, we hope to achieve greater results in school readiness, which will yield stronger, smarter and healthier children, families and communit…

Prince Charitable Trusts - Chicago, Washington DC, Rhode Island

The Prince Charitable Trusts were established in 1947 from the bequests of Frederick Henry Prince (1859 – 1953) and his wife, Abbie Norman Prince (1860 – 1949). The three trusts operate as a family foundation with giving programs in the city of Chicago, the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and the state of Rhode Island. Areas of funding interest include Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Health, Social Services, Youth (Varies by state…

TKF Foundation

The TKF Foundation is a private grant–making foundation whose purpose is to create “Open Spaces, Sacred Places”. It partners with organizations to create sacred places which increase a sense of community and contribute to a deepening of human connections. These sacred places foster the development of human spirituality and are open and accessible to people of all beliefs, faiths and cultures. The Foundation supports only 501(c)(3) organizations and i…

Wachovia Foundation

The Wachovia Foundation is a private foundation that is funded annually by Wachovia Corporation. We provide grants to eligible 501(c)(3) tax–exempt organizations in two primary and two secondary focus areas. Primary Focus Areas: Education, Community Development. Secondary Focus Areas: Health and Human Services, Arts and Culture. Geographical areas: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Yor…

Washington Gas Charitable Giving Program - Wash DC, MD & VA

As a responsible corporate citizen, Washington Gas has developed a Charitable Giving Program that is designed to make a meaningful and lasting impact on the communities it serves through contributions, in–kind support and volunteer resources. The Charitable Giving Program focuses on three primary areas: education, the environment and health. Support is provided primarily in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.

Webber Family Foundation

The Foundation began focusing its grant–making on the gap between proficiency and potential for lower–income youth, with an emphasis on school readiness/early literacy for ages 3–5; out–of–school time enrichment programs for grades 6–12; and high–performing charter schools. The Foundation supports programs in Austin TX, where the Foundation is headquartered, and in Washington DC and the surrounding areas.

William G. McGowan Charitable Fund - PA, CO, NV, IL, NY, Wash DC, VA

The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund brings our vision to life through grantmaking in three program areas including Healthcare and Medical Research; Education, and Community Programs for Those Most Vulnerable. We give priority to programs that have demonstrated success, measurable outcomes, have a plan for sustainability, and aim to end cycles of poverty and suffering. The McGowan Charitable Fund restricts its grants to the following areas: Northeast Pen…

William J. and Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation - Multiple States

The William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation directs and manages several grantmaking programs. Grants in response to requests from the communities we serve are made through the Capacity Building Grants program. At the O’Neill Foundation the application process for a capacity building grant is an ongoing collaboration between the Foundation and the grant seeker. Our goal is to support the applicant during all phases of the process by maintaini…