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. We 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. 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 where all residents can live, work, and thrive.
As a tax-exempt public charity, we are a trusted steward of local charitable assets with the ability to accept donations and make grants to effective nonprofits. We manage hundreds of charitable giving funds on behalf of generous individuals, families, and businesses. In doing so, we partner with our donors to pursue their charitable goals, identify impactful nonprofits, and pool resources for the greater good of our communities. Donors rely on us as their trusted partner to make charitable giving easy, flexible, tax-smart, efficient, personal and deeply rewarding. And we take seriously our responsibility to be the best stewards of our donor’s dollars, and partner to the community organizations making our vision for lasting change possible. We 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.