What is a community foundation?

Community foundations are tax-exempt public charities dedicated to improving the communities they serve.

As trusted stewards of local charitable assets, they both accept donations and make grants. Their wealth of community knowledge enables them to guide strategic philanthropy that responds to community needs. By partnering with civic leaders, nonprofits, donors, governments, and businesses, these unique organizations develop and implement strategies for systematic change in the regions they serve.

What we offer

The Community Foundation is a hub for philanthropy in the greater Washington region and we have impact in two important ways. We help individuals, businesses, and organizations positively impact the issues they are passionate about. We provide giving advice, services, and vehicles to help our community of givers achieve their philanthropic goals and connect with the communities in which they live and work. We also use the assets entrusted to us to make grants, strengthen effective organizations, and advocate for policies that foster financial security for all families in the region.

Meet our Staff