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The work of these organizations spans policy advocacy in housing and education, organizing workers to push for living wages and safe working conditions, and assisting immigrants who are creating worker-owned cooperative businesses.

Pictured: Edgar Aranda-Yanoc

As we’ve deepened our work at the Meyer Foundation to advance racial and economic justice over the past six years — and especially since we began to organize our grantmaking around geography rather than issue areas — we’ve come to understand that immigrant communities and their experiences are central to our partners’ work in Virginia.

George L. Askew, M.D.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Meyer Foundation announced that George L. Askew, M.D. will serve as the Foundation’s next president and chief executive officer, effective April 1. Dr. Askew brings decades of experience as a former pediatrician and leader in federal policy, local government agencies, and nonprofit management spaces. The appointment follows an eight-month executive search

Julian Haynes

When Julian joined the Meyer Foundation in January 2016, we’d just begun our journey to center racial equity in our work. At the time, I don’t know that we fully realized how much the organization and we as Meyer staff would be transformed by this process. But, as Julian notes in his farewell message, Meyer

Councilmember Jawando, Council Vice President Albornoz and County Executive Elrich Announce New Guaranteed Income Pilot Program at Press Conference on Oct. 26 at 12:30 p.m. Special appropriation of nearly $2 million will be introduced at the Council to fund the program with additional financial support from the Meyer Foundation.

Janice Thomas (Photo By: Lydia Kearney Carlis for C-Suite Pics®)

Meet Janice Thomas (she/her), our interim chief executive officer at the Meyer Foundation! As our interim CEO, Janice works with the board and staff in setting and leading the strategic direction of the Foundation. Prior to stepping into the role of interim CEO, Janice served as the Foundation’s vice president for finance and operations, where she was

To bring about a just and equitable COVID-19 recovery, the focus of Meyer’s grantmaking in 2021, the Foundation awarded $3,015,000 to 26 organizations in May 2021.

Stephanie Sneed Headshot

The Meyer Foundation board and staff are thrilled to announce our newest addition to the team: Stephanie Sneed will join Meyer in the newly created role of Director for the Fund for Black-led Change, effective June 1.

The Fund for Black-led Change at the Meyer Foundation Following our November announcement of the Fund for Black-led Change, a multi-million-dollar, multi-year commitment of core support to Black-led and Black-centered organizations in the Greater Washington region, we’re thrilled to formally share the announcement of the Fund’s director, Stephanie Sneed, and the inaugural cohort of partners

Sonia Quiñónez

Since 2018, the team at the Meyer Foundation and I have had the pleasure of learning from and with Virginia Partnerships and Strategy Director Sonia Quiñónez. To say it has been a pleasure to work with Sonia doesn’t quite capture what a wonderful colleague she has been over the past three years. In everything she