We envision a region where equity, access, and opportunity are available to all residents. Our work is designed to ensure a bright future for the residents of the District of Columbia by helping people achieve economic security and build a better life for themselves and their families. The Nation’s Capital is a prosperous place; we work to help ensure that every resident can benefit from its prosperity.

The Foundation’s efforts to help residents attain economic security is achieved through its community leadership work that focuses primarily on three issue areas. Each area is designed to achieve a critical community goal:


Safety Net
Strengthen and preserve the safety net to meet basic human needs (i.e., food and shelter)


Prepare youth to graduate high school ready for college and careers

Grad-Cap-IconWorkforce Development
Help workers gain and acquire the skills and credentials needed to thrive in the region’s economy