The Resilience Fund

The Community Foundation is proud to announce the establishment of the Resilience Fund. Formed in partnership with the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, the Resilience Fund has been established to fund the critical needs of nonprofits working to support our region’s vulnerable communities as a result of changes in federal policy.

Donors may contribute to the Fund and join with others who seek to ensure our region’s communities are resilient and supported in spite of federal policy shifts. Donors may elect to provide both general support and contributions designated for specific jurisdictions. Individuals or organizations that contribute $50,000 or more to the Fund are eligible to serve on a committee that will advise on grant decisions and future Fund priorities.

Initially, the Resilience Fund will accept grant requests by invitation only in response to urgent needs identified by the fund advisors, other contributors, and colleagues in the philanthropic community. The Fund is currently focused on changes in international travel, immigration, and deportation policies that have an impact on residents and families in the Greater Washington region. In the future, we anticipate supporting policy analysis and advocacy around federal budget proposals that would have an adverse impact on our region.

For more information, contact:

Tonia Wellons
Vice President for Community Investment
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
1201 15th Street NW, Suite 420
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 263-4762 Direct
twellons@cfncr.org

If you would like to make a donation through your Fund at The Community Foundation, please contact:

Nancy Withbroe
Vice President of Philanthropic Engagement
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
1201 15th Street NW, Suite 420
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 263-4763
nwithbroe@cfncr.org