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Grantmaking

We partner with organizations and projects that build the power of communities to reimagine, recreate, and reform systems in the pursuit of racial and economic justice.

Toward a Just & Equitable COVID-19 Recovery

COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted Black, indigenous, immigrant, Latinx and other communities of color. As we anticipate the end of the pandemic, we know that recovering and rebuilding from COVID-19 does not and should not mean returning to a pre-pandemic “normal.” Instead, we seek a “new normal” – rooted in equity, justice, and our shared humanity – that helps build a more racially just society where everyone in our region can thrive. For this reason, Meyer is exclusively focusing our core grantmaking in 2021 to support work that seeks a Just & Equitable COVID-19 Recovery. This means our work and the work we support will:

BUILD POWER

We believe that movements transform power by elevating the voices and demands of those most impacted, nurturing healing-centered leadership, and building resiliency within community.

CHANGE SYSTEMS

We define systems change as challenging and changing the policies, practices, priorities, and culture that created and perpetuate the inequities exposed and exacerbated during the pandemic.

COLLABORATE ACROSS CONSTITUENCIES AND ISSUES

We believe that multi-racial coalitions working on multiple issues and led by those most directly impacted by injustice yields the greatest potential to advance justice.

What We Support

In addition to these eligibility requirements, organizations or projects seeking funding from the Meyer Foundation must:

  • Address the root causes of inequity through systems change work;
  • Build power for purposes of advancing racial and/or economic justice;
  • Leverage the strategies for transformative change:
    • Organizing & Base Building
    • Advocacy
    • Capacity Building
    • Coalition Building
    • Narrative Change
  • Actively participate in broader organizing, movement, and/or field-building work to advance racial and economic justice in the Greater Washington region.

Eligibility

To apply for a grant from the Meyer Foundation, applicants should:

  • Be a nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) public charity designation by the IRS (or be fiscally sponsored by one) and
  • Work with and for the people and communities of the Greater Washington region, which Meyer defines as:
    • Washington, DC
    • Montgomery and/or Prince George’s counties in Maryland
    • Arlington, Fairfax, and/or Prince William counties and/or the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, and/or Manassas Park in Virginia

 

Most of the organizations Meyer supports are local organizations based in and carrying out their work in the Greater Washington region. National or statewide organizations may apply for a project grant if the work is strongly aligned with Meyer’s strategy and priorities, takes place in the Greater Washington region, and is implemented in close partnership with local communities and organizations.

If your organization is not yet a 501(c)(3) or does not yet have a fiscal sponsor, you are welcome to apply while you are securing that designation. Grants can only be made to verified public charities.

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How to Apply

Step 1: Read our Grants Guide. This comprehensive guide consolidates information about Meyer’s core grantmaking—which in 2021 will focus on supporting power-building toward a Just and Equitable COVID-19 Recovery. The guide reviews our strategy and funding priorities, application processes, what information we ask you to submit when you apply (and why we ask you to submit it), and how we evaluate funding requests.

Step 2: Submit an Interest Form. The Interest Form helps us learn about your work and takes about 30 minutes to complete. There are no deadlines to submit Interest Forms: we accept and review them year-round. We’ll respond within 30 days of your Interest Form submission to let you know whether we will consider it for funding and invite you to submit a proposal.

Step 3: If invited, submit a proposal. The questions on the proposal help us understand how your work aligns with our strategy and our core priority for a Just and Equitable COVID-19 Recovery.

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Grants Database

Below, please find a listing of grants the Meyer Foundation awarded in the last two years. Please note that Meyer’s strategy has evolved over the last several years, so past awards are not always indicative of work that aligns with our 2021 strategy and funding priorities.

Please visit our Annual Report page for prior lists of our grantee partners.

Organization NameAmountProjectYearGeographic Area ServedWebsite
Academy of Hope$50,000to support general operations2019District of Columbiawww.aohdc.org
Academy of Hope$50,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.aohdc.org
Access Youth$30,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.accessyouthinc.org
Access Youth$30,000to support the Restorative Justice Program2019District of Columbiawww.accessyouthinc.org
Access Youth$30,000to support general operations2019District of Columbiawww.accessyouthinc.org
ACT for Alexandria$50,000to support the ACT NOW COVID-19 Response Fund2020Virginiawww.actforalexandria.org
ACT for Alexandria$60,000to support the Racial Equity Initiative2020Virginiawww.actforalexandria.org
ACT for Alexandria$60,000to support the Racial Equity Initiative2019Virginiawww.actforalexandria.org
Action in Montgomery$100,000to support general operations over two years2019Marylandwww.actioninmontgomery.org
Advocates for Children and Youth$40,000to support general operations2020Marylandwww.acy.org
Advocates for Children and Youth$40,000to support general operations2019Marylandwww.acy.org
Advocates for Justice and Education$35,000to support general operations2019District of Columbiawww.aje-dc.org
Advocates for Justice and Education$25,000to support the Education Justice Project2020District of Columbiawww.aje-dc.org
Advocates for Justice and Education$7,500to support a digital organizing strategy2020District of Columbiawww.aje-dc.org
Advocates for Justice and Education$30,000to launch the DC Black Female Executive Director group2020District of Columbiawww.aje-dc.org
Advocates for Justice and Education$35,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.aje-dc.org
Advocates for Justice and Education$40,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.aje-dc.org
Advocates for Justice and Education$35,000to support the Educational Equity Empowerment Project2019District of Columbiawww.aje-dc.org
Advocates for Justice and Education$12,000to support planning for a Black Female Executive Director network in DC2019District of Columbiawww.aje-dc.org
African Communities Together$30,000to support general operations of the DC Chapter2021Washington Metropolitan Areawww.africans.us
Afrithrive$40,000to support Becoming Empowered Leaders for Immigrants Health Equity2020Marylandwww.afrithrive.org/
Alliance for Housing Solutions$15,000to support general operations2019Virginiawww.allianceforhousingsolutions.org
Alliance for Housing Solutions$15,000to support general operations2020Virginiawww.allianceforhousingsolutions.org
Alliance for Justice$10,000to support training for funders and nonprofits on election-related advocacy2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.allianceforjustice.org
American University, WAMU-FM$50,000to support research for WAMU's Through The Cracks podcast series2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.wamu.org
Arlington Community Foundation$50,000to support the Prompt Response Fund2020Virginiawww.arlcf.org
Asian American LEAD$40,000to support general operations2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.aalead.org
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy$2,500to support 2019 membership dues2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.aapip.org
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy$2,500to support 2020 membership dues2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.aapip.org
Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center$30,000to support general operations2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.apalrc.org
Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center$30,000to support general operations2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.apalrc.org
Association of Black Foundation Executives$5,000to support 2020-21 memberships dues2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.abfe.org
Association of Black Foundation Executives$5,000to support 2019-20 memberships dues2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.abfe.org
Ayuda$5,000to support participation in the Shriver Center on Poverty Law's Racial Justice Institute2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.ayuda.com
Ayuda$40,000to support general operations2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.ayuda.com
Ayuda$40,000to support general operations2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.ayuda.com
Beloved Community Incubator$40,000to support general operations of the Beloved Community Incubator2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.belovedcommunityincubator.org
Black Lives Matter DC$20,000to support general operations for Black Lives Matter DC2020District of Columbiawww.dcblm.org
Black Swan Academy$25,000to support youth civic and engagement programming2019District of Columbiawww.blackswanacademy.org
Black Swan Academy$25,000to support the Black Youth Policy Agenda2019District of Columbiawww.blackswanacademy.org
Black Swan Academy$40,000to support Envisioning Safety on Our Campuses & Communities2020District of Columbiawww.blackswanacademy.org
Black Swan Academy$25,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.blackswanacademy.org
Black Swan Academy$30,000to support the United Leaders 4 Freedom Youth Coalition2019District of Columbiawww.blackswanacademy.org
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington$25,000to support the Dunbar Alexandria-Olympic Branch in honor of Will Dunbar's leadership on the Meyer Foundation board2020Virginiawww.bgcgw.org
Bread for the City$250,000to support THRIVE East of the River's Cash Transfer Initiative2020District of Columbiawww.breadforthecity.org
Bread for the City$50,000to support advocacy and organizing work2020District of Columbiawww.breadforthecity.org
Bread for the City$120,000to support general operations over three years2019District of Columbiawww.breadforthecity.org
Bread for the City$10,000to support capacity-building for Bread for the City's Anti-Racism Institute2019District of Columbiawww.breadforthecity.org
Bright Beginnings$35,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.bbidc.org
Bright Beginnings$35,000to support the Workforce Development Program2019District of Columbiawww.bbidc.org
Building Bridges Across the River$25,000to support Community Leadership Empowerment Workshops2019District of Columbiawww.bbardc.org
Building Bridges Across the River$25,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.bbardc.org
Building Movement Project$5,000to support membership dues for Building Movement Project's Leadership Funders Group2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.buildingmovement.org
Byte Back$90,000to support general operations over two years2019District of Columbiawww.byteback.org
Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth$30,000to support the DC Reentry Program2019District of Columbiawww.fairsentencingofyouth.org
Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth$30,000to support the DC Reentry Program2020District of Columbiawww.fairsentencingofyouth.org
Capital Area Asset Building Corporation$50,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.caab.org
Capital Area Asset Building Corporation$50,000to support general operations2019District of Columbiawww.caab.org
CASA$50,000to support general operations2020Marylandwww.wearecasa.org
CASA$40,000to support the Solidarity Fund's response to the COVID-19 pandemic2020Marylandwww.wearecasa.org
CASA$70,000to support general operations in the Greater Washington region2020Virginiawww.wearecasa.org
Center for Assessment and Policy Development$15,000to support upgrading the technology, infrastructure, and staffing of the Racial Equity Tools website2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.capd.org
Center for Effective Philanthropy$2,500to support general operations2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.effectivephilanthropy.org
Center for Effective Philanthropy$2,500to support general operations2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.effectivephilanthropy.org
Center for Story-based Strategy$12,000to support narrative change work in the Washington Metropolitan Region2019District of Columbiawww.storybasedstrategy.org
Center for Story-based Strategy$100,000to support narrative change work in the Washington Metropolitan Region over two years2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.storybasedstrategy.org
Center for Story-based Strategy$3,000to support online training for grantee partners2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.storybasedstrategy.org
Central American Resource Center$65,000to support general operations ($50,000) and fundraising capacity-building ($15,000)2019District of Columbiawww.carecendc.org
Central American Resource Center$65,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.carecendc.org
Centreville Immigration Forum$105,000to support general operations over three years2019Virginiawww.centrevilleimmigrationforum.org
Centreville Immigration Forum$12,000to support executive transition2019Virginiawww.centrevilleimmigrationforum.org
Centreville Immigration Forum$40,000to support general operations2020Virginiawww.centrevilleimmigrationforum.org
Centro De Apoyo Familiar$50,000to support the Asset Building program2019Marylandwww.mycaf.org
Centro De Apoyo Familiar$40,000to support families affected by COVID-19 in Prince George's County2020Marylandwww.mycaf.org
Centro De Apoyo Familiar$50,000to support general operations2020Marylandwww.mycaf.org
Children's Law Center$60,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.childrenslawcenter.org
Children's Law Center$25,000to support implementation of the Student Fair Access to School Act2019District of Columbiawww.childrenslawcenter.org
Children's Law Center$60,000to support general operations2019District of Columbiawww.childrenslawcenter.org
City First Enterprises$25,000to support general operations2019District of Columbiawww.cfenterprises.org
City Year$45,000to support general operations for the DC program over two years2019District of Columbiawww.cityyear.org/dc
Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development$10,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.cnhed.org
Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development$270,000to support general operations over three years2019District of Columbiawww.cnhed.org
Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis$33,500to support the Fines and Fees Project2019Virginiawww.thecommonwealthinstitute.org
Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis$30,000to support general operations2020Virginiawww.thecommonwealthinstitute.org
Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis$50,000to support Fair Funding for Virginia Families2020Virginiawww.thecommonwealthinstitute.org
Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis$75,000to support general operations2019Virginiawww.thecommonwealthinstitute.org
Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis$75,000to support general operations2020Virginiawww.thecommonwealthinstitute.org
Community Bridges$30,000to support general operations2020Marylandwww.communitybridges-md.org
Community Bridges$30,000to support general operations2019Marylandwww.communitybridges-md.org
Community Enrichment Project$7,500to support a digital organizing strategy2020District of Columbiawww.thecepdc.org
Community Family Life Services$30,000to support the Women's Re-entry Program2019District of Columbiawww.cflsdc.org
Community Family Life Services$30,000to support the Women's Re-entry Program2020District of Columbiawww.cflsdc.org
Community Foundation for Northern Virginia$50,000to support the COVID-19 Response Fund2020Virginiawww.cfnova.org
Community Youth Advance$45,000to support general operations over two years2019Marylandwww.communityyouthadvance.org
Consumer Health Foundation$15,000to support implementation of the Count DMV In Census Project’s Rapid Response Fund2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.consumerhealthfdn.org
Cornerstones$10,000to support response to the COVID-19 pandemic2020Virginiawww.cornerstonesva.org
Critical Exposure$20,000to support executive transition2020District of Columbiawww.criticalexposure.org
Critical Exposure$85,000to support general operations over three years2019District of Columbiawww.criticalexposure.org
DC Access to Justice Commission$30,000to support strategic planning for the Justice for All project2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.dcaccesstojustice.org
DC Action for Children$30,000to support a merger with the DC Alliance of Youth Advocates2020District of Columbiawww.dckids.org
DC Action for Children$1,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.dckids.org
DC Alliance of Youth Advocates$60,000to support general operations2019District of Columbiawww.dc-aya.org
DC Alliance of Youth Advocates$60,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.dc-aya.org
DC Appleseed Center for Law and Justice$40,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.dcappleseed.org
DC Appleseed Center for Law and Justice$40,000to support general operations2019District of Columbiawww.dcappleseed.org
DC Fiscal Policy Institute$30,000to support executive transition2020District of Columbiawww.dcfpi.org
DC Fiscal Policy Institute$100,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.dcfpi.org
DC Fiscal Policy Institute$100,000to support general operations2019District of Columbiawww.dcfpi.org
DC Girls' Coalition$7,500to support a digital organizing strategy for the DC Girls' Coalition2020District of Columbiawww.blackswanacademy.org/coalition-building
DC Jobs With Justice$110,000to support general operations over three years2019District of Columbiawww.dcjwj.org
DC Jobs With Justice$40,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.dcjwj.org
DC Jobs With Justice$5,000to support attendance at the 2020 Jobs With Justice National Conference2020District of Columbiawww.dcjwj.org
DC Jobs With Justice$5,000to support participation in the Reclaim Rent Control training and strategy retreat2019District of Columbiawww.dcjwj.org
DC KinCare Alliance$7,500to support a digital organizing strategy2020District of Columbiawww.dckincare.org
DC KinCare Alliance$80,000to support general operations over three years2019District of Columbiawww.dckincare.org
DC KinCare Alliance$1,000to support participation in the Movement Matters 2020 Organizing Institute2019District of Columbiawww.dckincare.org
DC SCORES$75,000to support general operations over two years2019District of Columbiawww.dcscores.org
DC Vote$40,000to support general operations2019District of Columbiawww.dcvote.org
DC Vote$40,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.dcvote.org
Democracy Collaborative Foundation$150,000to support the Northern Virginia Anchor Collaborative over two years2019Virginiawww.democracycollaborative.org
District of Columbia Jewish Community Center$15,000to support the Behernd Builders Project in honor of Deborah Ratner Salzberg's service as chair of the Meyer Foundation board of directors2019District of Columbiawww.washingtondcjcc.org
Diverse City Fund$150,000to support the Diverse City Fund's COVID-19 emergency fund2020District of Columbiawww.diversecityfund.org
Diverse City Fund$90,000to support the Diverse City Fund over three years2019District of Columbiawww.diversecityfund.org
Dreaming Out Loud$5,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.dreamingoutloud.org
Edu-Futuro$25,000to support general operations2020Virginiawww.edu-futuro.org
Edu-Futuro$10,000to support the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund2020Virginiawww.edu-futuro.org
Edu-Futuro$25,000to support general operations2019Virginiawww.edu-futuro.org
Emergent Fund$125,000to support the People's Bailout in the Greater Washington region2020District of Columbiawww.emergentfund.net
Empower DC$40,000to support general operations2019District of Columbiawww.empowerdc.org
Empower DC$7,500to support a digital organizing strategy2020District of Columbiawww.empowerdc.org
Empower DC$50,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.empowerdc.org
Empower DC$40,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.empowerdc.org
Enterprise Community Partners$180,000to support general operations in the DC metro region over two years2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.enterprisecommunity.org
Equal Justice Initiative$1,000to support general operations in memory of Nathaniel "Nat" Williams2020Nationalwww.eji.org
Equity Lab$25,000to support the Seeding Disruption Fellowship2019District of Columbiawww.theequitylab.org
Equity Lab$25,000to support the Seeding Disruption Fellowship2020District of Columbiawww.theequitylab.org
Exponent Philanthropy$1,785to support 2020 membership dues2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.exponentphilanthropy.org
Exponent Philanthropy$1,750to support 2019 membership dues2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.exponentphilanthropy.org
Fair Budget Coalition$120,000to support the Fair Budget Coalition over three years2019District of Columbiawww.fairbudget.org
Fair Budget Coalition$50,000to support the Fair Budget Coalition2020District of Columbiawww.fairbudget.org
Fair Budget Coalition$7,500to support a digital organizing strategy for the Fair Budget Coalition2020District of Columbiawww.fairbudget.org
Fair Budget Coalition$50,000to support the Fair Budget Coalition's #JustRecoveryDC Campaign2020District of Columbiawww.fairbudget.org
Fair Chance$3,500to support attendance at a racial equity conference2019District of Columbiawww.fairchancedc.org
Fair Chance$50,000to support general operations2019District of Columbiawww.fairchancedc.org
Fair Chance$50,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.fairchancedc.org
Fairfax Futures$30,000to support field-testing Fairfax County’s School Readiness Equity Lens2019Virginiawww.fairfax-futures.org
First Generation College Bound$50,000to support general operations2019Marylandwww.fgcb.org
First Generation College Bound$50,000to support general operations2020Marylandwww.fgcb.org
First Shift Justice Project$40,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.firstshift.org
First Shift Justice Project$110,000to support general operations over three years2019District of Columbiawww.firstshift.org
Frontline Solutions$45,000to support the development of a racial equity capacity-building cohort model2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.frontlinesol.com
Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation$4,000to support 2020 membership dues for the Funders Committee for Civic Participation2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.funderscommittee.org
Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation$4,000to support membership dues2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.funderscommittee.org
Future Foundation$7,500to support a digital organizing strategy2020District of Columbiawww.thefuturedc.org
Future Foundation$40,000to support the Community Care Collective2020District of Columbiawww.thefuturedc.org
Future Foundation$35,000to support student and parent advocacy and organizing2019District of Columbiawww.thefuturedc.org
Gandhi Brigade$5,000to support closing the digital gap2020Marylandwww.gandhibrigade.org
Generation Hope$30,000to support addressing systemic challenges facing student parents and their children2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.supportgenerationhope.org
Georgetown University$25,000to support a research report on racial inequity, poverty, and eviction in DC2019District of Columbiawww.georgetown.edu
Georgetown University$120,000to support the Every Student, Every Day Coalition over three years2019District of Columbiawww.law.georgetown.edu/academics/academic-programs/clinical-programs/our-clinics/JJC/new-pro
Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital$20,000to support general operations in FY 20212020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.gscnc.org
Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital$20,000to support outreach initiatives in FY 20202019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.gscnc.org
GOODProjects$40,000to support general operations ($30,000) and the GoodZone Initiative ($10,000)2019District of Columbiawww.goodprojects.org
GOODProjects$40,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.goodprojects.org
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations$10,000to support 2020 membership dues and general operations2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.geofunders.org
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations$10,000to support 2019 membership dues and general operations2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.geofunders.org
Grassroots DC$7,500to support a digital organizing strategy2020District of Columbiawww.grassrootsdc.org
Greater Greater Washington Education Project$20,000to support the Greater Greater Washington Education Project's community engagement in the District of Columbia2020District of Columbiawww.ggwash.org
Greater Greater Washington Education Project$20,000to support the Greater Greater Washington Education Project's community engagement in the District2019District of Columbiawww.ggwash.org
Greater Washington Community Foundation$50,000to support Raise DC2019District of Columbiawww.thecommunityfoundation.org
Greater Washington Community Foundation$50,000to support the Resilience Fund2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.thecommunityfoundation.org
Greater Washington Community Foundation$4,520to support the Fund for Greater Washington through the 2019 Celebration of Philanthropy2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.thecommunityfoundation.org
Greater Washington Community Foundation$5,000to support the 2020 Count DMV In Census Project2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.thecommunityfoundation.org
Greater Washington Community Foundation$250,000to support the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.thecommunityfoundation.org
Greater Washington Community Foundation$50,000to support the Workforce Development Collaborative2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.thecommunityfoundation.org
Greater Washington Community Foundation$4,520to support the Fund for Greater Washington through the 2020 Celebration of Philanthropy2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.thecommunityfoundation.org
Greater Washington Community Foundation$25,000to support the 2020 Count DMV In Census Project2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.thecommunityfoundation.org
Greater Washington Community Foundation$150,000to support the 2020 Census pooled fund2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.thecommunityfoundation.org
Greater Washington Community Foundation$120,000to support the Prince Georges County Social Innovation Fund over two years2019Marylandwww.thecommunityfoundation.org
Greater Washington Community Foundation$2,160to support the 2019 Montgomery County Celebration of Giving2019Marylandwww.thecommunityfoundation.org
Higher Achievement Program$75,000to support general operations for the DC program over two years2019District of Columbiawww.higherachievement.org
Homeless Persons Representation Project$30,000to support work in Montgomery and Prince George's County, MD2019Marylandwww.hprplaw.org
Homeless Persons Representation Project$30,000to support general operations2020Marylandwww.hprplaw.org
Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers$30,000to support the racial equity learning series2020District of Columbiawww.handhousing.org
Housing Initiative Partnership$30,000to support general operations2020Marylandwww.hiphomes.org
Housing Initiative Partnership$30,000to support general operations2019Marylandwww.hiphomes.org
Identity$70,000to support general operations2019Marylandwww.identity-youth.org
Identity$50,000to support general operations2020Marylandwww.identity-youth.org
Identity$50,000to support the Black and Brown Coalition for Educational Equity and Excellence2020Marylandwww.identity-youth.org
Identity$25,000to support technology infrastructure upgrades2020Marylandwww.identity-youth.org
Identity$70,000to support general operations2020Marylandwww.identity-youth.org
Identity$40,000to support planning for the Black & Brown Coalition2019Marylandwww.identity-youth.org
IMPACT Silver Spring$30,000to support movement-building in Montgomery County2019Marylandwww.impactsilverspring.org
IMPACT Silver Spring$240,000to support general operations ($50,000) and Phase II of Montgomery County Racial Equity Ecosystem work ($30,000) over three years2019Marylandwww.impactsilverspring.org
IMPACT Silver Spring$5,000to support participation at the Racial Equity Institute training2020Marylandwww.impactsilverspring.org
IMPACT Silver Spring$50,000to support general operations2020Marylandwww.impactsilverspring.org
Independent Sector$7,000to support 2019-2020 membership dues2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.independentsector.org
Interfaith Works$40,000to support general operations2019Marylandwww.iworksmc.org
Interfaith Works$40,000to support general operations2020Marylandwww.iworksmc.org
Jane Bancroft Robinson Foundation$15,000to support the Strategic Design Initiative2020District of Columbia
Jews United for Justice$30,000to support general operations2019Marylandwww.jufj.org
Jews United for Justice$10,000to support strategic planning for the Silver Spring Justice Coalition2020Marylandwww.jufj.org
Jews United for Justice$30,000to support general operations2020Marylandwww.jufj.org
Jubilee Housing$60,000to support the Platform of Hope initiative2019District of Columbiawww.platformofhopedc.org
Jubilee Jobs$60,000to support general operations over two years2019District of Columbiawww.jubileejobs.org
Just Neighbors Ministry$90,000to support the Justice and Advocacy Fellowship over two years2019Virginiawww.justneighbors.org
Justice for Muslims Collective$35,000to support general operations2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.justiceformuslims.org
Justice for Muslims Collective$35,000to support general operations of the Justice for Muslims Collective2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.justiceformuslims.org
Justice for Muslims Collective$10,000to support JMC’s COVID-19 Relief Fund2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.justiceformuslims.org
Justice for Muslims Collective$7,500to support a digital organizing strategy for the Justice for Muslims Collective2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.justiceformuslims.org
Justice for Muslims Collective$30,000to support general operations of the Justice for Muslims Collaborative2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.justiceformuslims.org
La Cocina VA$30,000to support general operations2019Virginiawww.lacocinava.org
La Cocina VA$30,000to support general operations2020Virginiawww.lacocinava.org
La ColectiVA$7,500to support La ColectiVA's digital organizing strategy2020Virginiawww.lacolectiva.org
La ColectiVA$20,000to support La ColectiVA's response to the COVID-19 pandemic2020Virginiawww.lacolectiva.org
La ColectiVA$45,000to support organizing for La ColectiVA's Recovery Toward Liberation2020Virginiawww.lacolectiva.org
Latin American Youth Center$75,000to support general operations over two years2019District of Columbiawww.layc-dc.org
Latino Economic Development Center$100,000to support general operations over two years2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.ledcmetro.org
Latino Economic Development Center$50,000to support general operations2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.ledcmetro.org
Leadership Montgomery$40,000to support racial equity training and programs2020Marylandwww.leadershipmontgomerymd.org
Leadership Montgomery$100,000to support the Racial Equity Action Leadership program2019Marylandwww.leadershipmontgomerymd.org
Leadership Montgomery$100,000to support general operations ($25,000) and racial equity programs ($75,000)2020Marylandwww.leadershipmontgomerymd.org
Legal Aid Justice Center$75,000to support general operations2020Virginiawww.justice4all.org
Legal Aid Justice Center$30,000to support Fund our Schools in Northern Virginia2020Virginiawww.justice4all.org
Legal Aid Justice Center$30,000to support general operations2020Virginiawww.justice4all.org
Legal Aid Justice Center$75,000to support general operations2019Virginiawww.justice4all.org
Legal Aid Justice Center$25,000to support group management training with a racial equity lens2019Virginiawww.justice4all.org
Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia$50,000to support general operations2019District of Columbiawww.legalaiddc.org
Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia$50,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.legalaiddc.org
Legal Counsel for the Elderly$40,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.aarp.org/lce
Legal Counsel for the Elderly$40,000to support general operations2019District of Columbiawww.aarp.org/lce
Life After Release$7,500to support the Life After Release Fund's digital organizing strategy2020Marylandwww.lifeafterrelease.org
Life After Release$60,000to support the Life After Release Fund's Community Defense Project ($40,000) and the Justice & Liberation Institute ($20,000)2020Marylandwww.lifeafterrelease.org
LIFT$25,000to support general operations of LIFT DC2019District of Columbiawww.whywelift.org/washington-dc
LIFT$1,000to support general operations of LIFT-DC2020District of Columbiawww.whywelift.org/washington-dc
LinkUp$7,500to support a digital organizing strategy for LinkUp2020District of Columbiawww.linkupitsofficial.org
Literacy Council of Montgomery County, Maryland$60,000to support general operations over two years2019Marylandwww.literacycouncilmcmd.org
Literacy Council of Northern Virginia$45,000to support general operations over two years2019Virginiawww.lcnv.org
Local Initiatives Support Corporation$75,000to support general operations for LISC DC2019District of Columbiawww.liscdc.org
Long Live GoGo$40,000to support Long Live GoGo's cultural organizing and political education in DC2020District of Columbiawww.facebook.com/longlivegogo
Many Languages One Voice$4,600to support Movement Matters' Organizing Institute2019District of Columbiawww.mlovdc.org
Many Languages One Voice$25,000to support the Youth Action Team's 2019 Summer Institute for Student Organizers2019District of Columbiawww.mlovdc.org
Many Languages One Voice$25,000to support general operations2019District of Columbiawww.mlovdc.org
Many Languages One Voice$5,000to support the Student Organizing League2020District of Columbiawww.mlovdc.org
Many Languages One Voice$50,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.mlovdc.org
Many Languages One Voice$20,000to support Vendedores Unidos Mutual Aid Fund2020District of Columbiawww.mlovdc.org
Many Languages One Voice$25,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.mlovdc.org
Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations$111to support attendance at the ProInspire Racial Equity Cohort2020Marylandwww.marylandnonprofits.org
Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations$30,000to support general operations2020Marylandwww.marylandnonprofits.org
Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations$30,000to support general operations2019Marylandwww.marylandnonprofits.org
Maryland Center on Economic Policy$30,000to support general operations2019Marylandwww.mdeconomy.org
Maryland Center on Economic Policy$4,000to support participation in the ProInspire/BoardSource racial equity cohort2019Marylandwww.mdeconomy.org
Maryland Center on Economic Policy$7,500to support a digital organizing strategy2020Marylandwww.mdeconomy.org
Maryland Center on Economic Policy$30,000to support general operations2020Marylandwww.mdeconomy.org
Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition$40,000to support general operations2020Marylandwww.marylandconsumers.org
Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition$7,500to support a digital organizing strategy2020Marylandwww.marylandconsumers.org
Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition$30,000to support general operations2020Marylandwww.marylandconsumers.org
Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition$40,000to support general operations2019Marylandwww.marylandconsumers.org
Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Care$10,000to support general operations in honor of Deborah Ratner Salzberg's service as chair of the Meyer Foundation board of directors2019District of Columbiawww.maryscenter.org
Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Care$50,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.maryscenter.org
Meridian International Center$5,000to support the publication of the Meridian History Book2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.meridian.org
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments$100,000to support the regional local government racial equity cohort over two years2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.mwcog.org
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments$5,000to support the Census 2020 Conference2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.mwcog.org
Mikva Challenge$15,000to support the Youth Participatory Research Project on School Discipline2019District of Columbiawww.mikvachallenge.org/DC/
Mikva Challenge$80,000to support general operations over three years2019District of Columbiawww.mikvachallenge.org/DC/
Miriam's Kitchen$75,000to support general operations2019District of Columbiawww.miriamskitchen.org
Miriam's Kitchen$1,700to support participation in the National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference2019District of Columbiawww.miriamskitchen.org
Miriam's Kitchen$75,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.miriamskitchen.org
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless$45,000to support general operations over two years2019Marylandwww.mcch.net
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless$5,000to support racial equity training2019Marylandwww.mcch.net
Montgomery County Renters Alliance$30,000to support general operations2019Marylandwww.RentersAlliance.org
Montgomery County Renters Alliance$30,000to support general operations2020Marylandwww.RentersAlliance.org
Montgomery Housing Partnership$50,000to support the policy and advocacy program2020Marylandwww.mhpartners.org
Montgomery Housing Partnership$50,000to support the policy and advocacy program2019Marylandwww.mhpartners.org
Mothers Outreach Network$7,500to support a digital organizing strategy2020District of Columbiawww.mothersoutreachnetwork.org
Movement Matters$60,000to support capacity-building for community organizing groups in the region2019District of Columbiawww.movementmatters.net
Movement Matters$60,000to support capacity-building for community organizing groups in the region2020District of Columbiawww.movementmatters.net
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy$4,500to support 2020 membership dues2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.ncrp.org
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy$4,500to support 2019 membership dues2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.ncrp.org
National Korean American Service and Education Consortium$15,000to support the Emergency COVID-19 Mutual Aid Fund distributions in the Greater Washington region2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.nakasec.org
National Korean American Service and Education Consortium$40,000to support general operations in Northern Virginia2020Virginiawww.nakasec.org
National Korean American Service and Education Consortium$7,500to support a digital organizing strategy in Northern Virginia2020Virginiawww.nakasec.org
National Korean American Service and Education Consortium$25,000to support Health Care for All in Virginia2020Virginiawww.nakasec.org
National Korean American Service and Education Consortium$35,000to support general operations in Northern Virginia2019Virginiawww.nakasec.org
National Korean American Service and Education Consortium$35,000to support general operations in Northern Virginia2020Virginiawww.nakasec.org
National Network for Youth$1,000to support the fourth annual leadership retreat of the National Youth Advisory Council2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.nn4youth.org
Neighborhood Funders Group$15,000to support 2019 membership dues and 2020 conference sponsorship2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.nfg.org
Neighborhood Funders Group$5,000to support the Philanthropy Forward fellowship2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.nfg.org
Neighborhood Funders Group$5,000to support 2020 membership dues ($3,000) and general operations ($2,000)2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.nfg.org
Neighborhood Legal Services Program$30,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.nlsp.org
Neighborhood Legal Services Program$30,000to support general operations2019District of Columbiawww.nlsp.org
Nonprofit Montgomery$20,000to support Montgomery Moving Forward2019Marylandwww.nonprofitmoco.org
Nonprofit Montgomery$30,000to support COVID-19 related nonprofit advocacy and organizing2020Marylandwww.nonprofitmoco.org
Nonprofit Prince George's County$37,500to support general operations over two years2019Marylandwww.nonprofitpgc.org
Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance$30,000to support general operations2019Virginiawww.nvaha.org
Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance$30,000to support general operations2020Virginiawww.nvaha.org
Northern Virginia Family Service$50,000to support the Transformational Learning project2019Virginiawww.nvfs.org
OAR of Arlington, Alexandria and Falls Church$25,000to support general operations2019Virginiawww.oaronline.org
OAR of Arlington, Alexandria and Falls Church$2,470to support staff and partner participation in Undoing Racism2019Virginiawww.oaronline.org
OAR of Arlington, Alexandria and Falls Church$25,000to support general operations2020Virginiawww.oaronline.org
ONE DC$19,000to support leadership transition2019District of Columbiawww.onedconline.org
ONE DC$120,000to support general operations over three years2019District of Columbiawww.onedconline.org
ONE DC$50,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.onedconline.org
ONE DC$50,000to support the DC Cancel Rent Campaign2020District of Columbiawww.onedconline.org
ONE DC$7,500to support a digital organizing strategy2020District of Columbiawww.onedconline.org
PATH Partnerships$1,000to support membership dues for the Virginia Funders Network2020Virginia
PAVE (Parents Amplifying Voices in Education)$7,500to support a digital organizing strategy2020District of Columbiawww.dcpave.org
PAVE (Parents Amplifying Voices in Education)$60,000to support general operations over three years2019District of Columbiawww.dcpave.org
PEAK Grantmaking$3,000to support 2019 membership dues2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.peakgrantmaking.org
PEAK Grantmaking$2,000to support general operations2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.peakgrantmaking.org
PEAK Grantmaking$5,000to support 2021 membership dues and general operations2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.peakgrantmaking.org
PEAK Grantmaking$5,000to support 2020 membership dues and general operations2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.peakgrantmaking.org
People For Fairness Coalition$25,000to support the People For Fairness Coalition2020District of Columbiawww.pffcdc.org
People's Advocacy Institute$1,000to support the People's Advocacy Institute2020Nationalwww.peoplesadvocacyinstitute.com
Per Scholas$52,500to support general operations in the National Capital Region over two years2019Marylandwww.perscholas.org
PLTI of Alexandria$7,500to support a digital organizing strategy2020Virginiawww.plt-alex.org
Prince George's Child Resource Center$40,000to support child care workforce recovery2020Marylandwww.childresource.org
Prince George's Child Resource Center$40,000to support general operations2019Marylandwww.childresource.org
Prince George's Child Resource Center$2,800to support participation in the ProInspire/BoardSource racial equity cohort2019Marylandwww.childresource.org
Prince George's Child Resource Center$40,000to support general operations2020Marylandwww.childresource.org
Prince George's Community College Foundation$5,000to support the Presidential Legacy Fund in honor of Dr. Charlene M. Dukes2020Marylandwww.pgccfoundation.org
Prince George's Leadership Action Network$80,000to support general operations2020Marylandwww.industrialareasfoundation.org/topics/maryland-iaf
Prince George's Leadership Action Network$30,000to support organizing strategy development2019Marylandwww.industrialareasfoundation.org/topics/maryland-iaf
Prince George's Leadership Action Network$30,000to support general operations2020Marylandwww.industrialareasfoundation.org/topics/maryland-iaf
Progressive Maryland Education Fund$40,000to support general operations2020Marylandwww.progressivemaryland.org
Progressive Maryland Education Fund$100,000to support general operations over two years2019Marylandwww.progressivemaryland.org
ProInspire$120,000to support a racial equity cohort for boards2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.equityinthecenter.org
ProInspire$7,500to support an Equity in the Center convening2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.equityinthecenter.org
Public Justice Center$40,000to support the Education Stability Project2020Marylandwww.publicjustice.org
Public Justice Center$40,000to support the Education Stability Project2019Marylandwww.publicjustice.org
Race Forward$5,000to support racial equity training for nonprofit members of the Fairfax Office to Prevent and End Homelessness2019Virginiawww.raceforward.org
Racial Justice NOW!$20,000to support general operations2019Marylandwww.rjndmv.org
Racial Justice NOW!$5,000to support Racial Justice NOW!'s advocacy and organizing training for black parents2019Marylandwww.rjndmv.org
Racial Justice NOW!$50,000to support general operations of Racial Justice NOW!2020Marylandwww.rjndmv.org
Racial Justice NOW!$7,500to support a digital organizing strategy for Racial Justice NOW!2020Marylandwww.rjndmv.org
Racial Justice NOW!$20,000to support racial equity work in Montgomery County schools2020Marylandwww.rjndmv.org
Restaurant Opportunities Centers United$100,000to support general operations of ROC-DC over three years2019District of Columbiawww.rocunited.org
Restaurant Opportunities Centers United$7,500to support a digital organizing strategy for ROC-DC2020District of Columbiawww.rocunited.org
Restaurant Opportunities Centers United$20,000to support ROC-DC DMV Restaurant Worker Relief Fund2020District of Columbiawww.rocunited.org
Restaurant Opportunities Centers United$40,000to support general operations of ROC-DC2020District of Columbiawww.rocunited.org
School Justice Project$30,000to support general operations2019District of Columbiawww.sjpdc.org
School Justice Project$25,000to support the DC Special Education Systemic Advocacy Project2019District of Columbiawww.sjpdc.org
School Justice Project$30,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.sjpdc.org
SchoolTalk$35,000to support Restorative DC2019District of Columbiawww.restorativedc.org
Service Year Alliance$43,000to support capacity-building for Serve DC2019District of Columbiawww.serviceyear.org
Shaw Community Center$20,000to support general operations2019District of Columbiawww.shawcommunity.org
Shaw Community Center$20,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.shawcommunity.org
Southeast Ministry$50,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.seministrydc.org
Southeast Ministry$50,000to support general operations2019District of Columbiawww.seministrydc.org
SPACEs$80,000to support SPACEs's DC Initiative on Racial Equity in Local Government over two years2020District of Columbiawww.tides.org/project/social-venture/spaces
SPACEs in Action$7,500to support a digital organizing strategy for SPACES in Action2020District of Columbiawww.spacesinaction.org
SPACEs in Action$5,000to support dialogues to foster collaboration among DC grantees2019District of Columbiawww.spacesinaction.org
Teaching for Change$40,000to support general operations2019District of Columbiawww.teachingforchange.org
Teaching for Change$40,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.teachingforchange.org
Tenants and Workers United$40,000to support general operations2020Virginiawww.tenantsandworkers.org
Tenants and Workers United$30,000to support general operations2020Virginiawww.tenantsandworkers.org
Tenants and Workers United$30,000to support general operations2019Virginiawww.tenantsandworkers.org
Tenants and Workers United$20,000to support response to the COVID-19 pandemic2020Virginiawww.tenantsandworkers.org
Tenants and Workers United$7,500to support a digital organizing strategy2020Virginiawww.tenantsandworkers.org
Trabajadores Unidos de Washington DC$20,000to support COVID-19 Relief Fund2020District of Columbiawww.tuwdc.org
Trabajadores Unidos de Washington DC$40,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.tuwdc.org
Trabajadores Unidos de Washington DC$20,000to support general operations2019District of Columbiawww.tuwdc.org
Trabajadores Unidos de Washington DC$20,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.tuwdc.org
Training Source$60,000to support general operations over two years2019Marylandwww.thetrainingsource.org
Trinity Washington University$5,000to support the Emergency Student Assistance Grants Program2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.trinitydc.edu
Trinity Washington University$5,000to support the Student Emergency Fund2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.trinitydc.edu
TSNE MissionWorks$5,000to support 2019 membership dues for Building Movement Project's Leadership Funders Group2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.tsne.org
Turnaround for Children$30,000to support the Washington, DC program2019District of Columbiawww.turnaroundusa.org
Turnaround for Children$30,000to support the Washington, DC program2020District of Columbiawww.turnaroundusa.org
Tzedek DC$45,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.TzedekDC.org
Tzedek DC$45,000to support general operations ($30,000) and the LatinX Community Financial Empowerment Campaign ($15,000)2019District of Columbiawww.TzedekDC.org
UndocuBlack Network$30,000to support general operations of the UndocuBlack Network in the Washingtion Metropolitan Region2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.undocublack.org
UndocuBlack Network$30,000to support UndocuBlack Network's organizing in the Greater Washington region2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.undocublack.org
United Community$20,000to support general operations2019Virginiawww.unitedcommunity.org
United Community$10,000to support response to the COVID-19 pandemic2020Virginiawww.unitedcommunity.org
United Community$7,500to support a digital organizing strategy2020Virginiawww.unitedcommunity.org
United Community$5,000to support the Young Highway Task Force2020Virginiawww.unitedcommunity.org
United Community$20,000to support general operations2020Virginiawww.unitedcommunity.org
United Way of the National Capital Area$75,000to support the Emergency Assistance Fund2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.unitedwaynca.org
University of DC Foundation$50,000to support planning for the All American Talent Production System2019District of Columbiawww.udc.edu/foundation
Urban Institute$35,000to support Urban-Greater DC2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.urban.org
Urban Institute$200,055to support the development of an online data tool to measure progress on racial equity in the Greater Washington region2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.urban.org
Virginia Civic Engagement Table$50,000to support general operations ($30,000) and community education and strategy development around redistricting in Virginia ($20,000)2020Virginiawww.engageva.org
Virginia Civic Engagement Table$30,000to support general operations2019Virginiawww.engageva.org
Virginia Civic Engagement Table$7,500to support a digital organizing strategy2020Virginiawww.engageva.org
Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights$10,000to support general operations2020Virginiawww.vacir.org
Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights$10,000to support general operations2019Virginiawww.vacir.org
Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights$7,500to support a digital organizing strategy2020Virginiawww.vacir.org
Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy$2,200to support participation in the ProInspire/BoardSource racial equity cohort2019Virginiawww.virginiainterfaithcenter.org
Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy$30,000to support general operations2019Virginiawww.virginiainterfaithcenter.org
Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy$30,000to support general operations2020Virginiawww.virginiainterfaithcenter.org
Virginia New Majority Education Fund$32,500to support general operations2020Virginiawww.nvm-educationfund.org
Virginia New Majority Education Fund$30,000to support the ACE Collaborative's organizing during the COVID-19 housing crisis2020Virginiawww.nvm-educationfund.org
Virginia New Majority Education Fund$15,000to support Northern Virginia residents through the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund2020Virginiawww.nvm-educationfund.org
Virginia New Majority Education Fund$50,000to support general operations2020Virginiawww.nvm-educationfund.org
Virginia New Majority Education Fund$32,500to support general operations2019Virginiawww.nvm-educationfund.org
Virginia Poverty Law Center$10,000to support the Campaign for Housing and Civic Engagement (CHACE)2019Virginiawww.vplc.org
Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement of Northern Virginia$121,500to support general operations ($80,000) and the launch of a Campaign against Criminalization of Poverty ($41,500)2019Virginiawww.voice-iaf.org
Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement of Northern Virginia$80,000to support general operations2020Virginiawww.voice-iaf.org
Voices for a Second Chance$30,000to support the Transformative Empowerment Action Mandate (TEAM)2020District of Columbiawww.vscdc.org
Voices for Virginia's Children$30,000to support general operations2019Virginiawww.vakids.org
Voices for Virginia's Children$30,000to support general operations2020Virginiawww.vakids.org
Voices Unbarred$7,500to support a digital organizing strategy for Voices Unbarred2020District of Columbiawww.voicesunbarred.com
Washington Area Community Investment Fund$40,000to support general operations2019District of Columbiawww.wacif.org
Washington Area Community Investment Fund$40,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.wacif.org
Washington Area Women's Foundation$120,000to support the Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative ($60,000) and the Young Women's Intiative ($40,000) over two years and general operations ($20,000)2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.thewomensfoundation.org
Washington Area Women's Foundation$4,000to support attendance at a systems change conference2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.thewomensfoundation.org
Washington Housing Conservancy$25,000to support general operations in honor of Deborah Ratner Salzberg's service as chair of the Meyer Foundation board of directors2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.washingtonhousingconservancy.org
Washington Interfaith Network$120,000to support general operations over three years2019District of Columbiawww.windc-iaf.org
Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs$75,000to support general operations2019District of Columbiawww.washlaw.org
Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs$75,000to support general operations2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.washlaw.org
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless$35,000to support general operations2019District of Columbiawww.legalclinic.org
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless$30,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.legalclinic.org
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless$35,000to support general operations2020District of Columbiawww.legalclinic.org
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless$50,000to support general operations in recognition of Patty Mullahy Fugere and Amber Harding in honor of Jim Sandman's leadership as chair of the Meyer Foundation board2019District of Columbiawww.legalclinic.org
Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers$61,285to support general operations ($30,000), member services ($17,500), and the annual meeting ($13,785)2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.washingtongrantmakers.org
Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers$15,000to support the 2019 annual luncheon2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.washingtongrantmakers.org
Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers$47,500to support general operations ($30,000) and membership dues ($17,500)2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.washingtongrantmakers.org
Weissberg Foundation$5,000to support research on community organizing in Greater Washington region2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.weissbergfoundation.org
Year Up$75,000to support general operations of Year Up National Capital Region over two years2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.yearup.org
Young People for Progress$65,000to support general operations2020Marylandwww.ypforprogress.org
Youth Professional Development$60,000to support general operations over two years2019Marylandwww.ypd-md.com
Youth Transition Funders Group$2,500to support 2019-20 membership dues in the Youth Transition Funders Group2019Washington Metropolitan Areawww.ytfg.org
Youth Transition Funders Group$2,500to support 2020-21 membership dues in the Youth Transition Funders Group2020Washington Metropolitan Areawww.ytfg.org
YWCA of the National Capital Area$30,000to support general operations2019District of Columbiawww.ywcanca.org

Updated: 2/10/2021

Frequently Asked Questions

How do we report on our grant?

Your award letter will include reporting guidelines for required narrative and financial reports. Reports are typically due at the end of the grant term. Sharing your achievements, challenges, and lessons learned at the end of a grant year is an important way to enhance the joint learning and partnership between your organization and the Meyer Foundation. Some reports may take the form of a phone conversation. Any written reports can be submitted online by logging into your account  in our portal.

Does Meyer make multi-year grants?

Yes. Organizations that are good candidates for multi-year support (usually three years) are those that are particularly well-aligned with our strategy. To learn more about the types of organizations we are especially interested in supporting, review our Grants Guide.

Should we apply for general operating or project support?

Meyer’s primary grantmaking strategy is to provide general operating support. We award project-specific grants in circumstances in which a particular project aligns with Meyer’s strategy but the overall work of the organization does not. Please see our Grants Guide for more guidance on this.

If we are awarded a grant, when and how will we receive it?

Grant award letters are emailed to the applicant organization’s CEO within 2-3 weeks of grant approval. Our payments are made electronically via bill.com.

How will we receive grant payment?

Meyer makes all payments via bill.com. Our grant proposal asks you to indicate a finance contact to manage connection to bill.com if a grant is approved. Groups using a fiscal sponsor should indicate a finance contact at the sponsoring organization for payment. If your organization is new to bill.com, this person will receive an email invitation from bill.com to connect to the system once the grant is approved. If your organization already uses bill.com, we may ask for you to provide your Payment Network ID (PNI). Payment is normally sent within two weeks of grant approval.

 

Our funding is not yet fully expended, but our grant report is now due. What should we do?

Please contact your Partnerships and Strategy Director if you believe you will not be able to submit your final report by the due date. We can usually extend the report deadline so that you have time to finish your work.

What should we do if we can’t meet the deadline for submitting our final report?

While submission of a final report is an important part of the grant process, we can almost always be flexible with the actual due date. Please contact your Partnerships and Strategy Director or email us at grants@meyerfdn.org if you wish to discuss a different submission date for your final report.

If you still have questions, please email us at grants@meyerfdn.org.

Do I have to create an account to submit an Interest Form?

Yes. An account is required to apply for a grant. The account also allows you to save and return to your Interest Form or Proposal. If your organization is awarded a grant, you will also submit grant reports via the online account.

Can I transfer my online account to a different staff member?

Yes. If you are no longer the point of contact for a request, you can transfer your account to a new person by emailing us at grants@meyerfdn.org. A Meyer staff person will assist you in transferring your account.

Do you have any guidance on working in the Meyer grantee portal?

We hope you’ll find our portal to be intuitive. However, if you need guidance, we’ve developed some quick guides you can access here:

Setting Up An Account

Submitting an Interest Form

Submitting a Proposal

Helpful Navigation Tips

Are there any system requirements for using Meyer’s grantee portal?

There are no special system requirements for using our portal. You may use any browser. You may also use a mobile device.

Is Meyer accepting grant proposals for other work outside the Just & Equitable COVID-19 Recovery focus?

While Meyer is launching the Fund for Black-Led Change as well as convening conversations around Reimagining the Social Contract, at this time Meyer’s core grantmaking in 2021 is devoted solely to proposals within the Just & Equitable COVID-19 Recovery priority.

What are the deadlines to apply for a grant from Meyer?

There are no deadlines to apply for a grant. We review Interest Forms (a short form in which applicants briefly describe their work to us) throughout the year.

When does Meyer award grants?

In 2021, we will award most grants in May and October.

My organization received a grant in 2020. When should we apply again?

Meyer accepts and reviews Interest Forms on a rolling basis and will award most grants in May and October. Generally, we recommend that you apply when it makes the most sense for your organization, depending on when your fiscal year begins and ends, what your fundraising plan is, and when your staff is able to submit the request.

How much funding should we ask for?

Our typical grants range from $10,000-$75,000 per year. We encourage you to ask for the amount your organization needs. You won’t be penalized for asking for too much, but if you are invited to submit a proposal, your Partnerships and Strategy Director will discuss the size and length of the grant you should request in your proposal.

Does Meyer make capital grants?

Meyer makes a limited number of capital grants to organizations that are strongly aligned with our strategy.

We are a national or statewide organization that has a program in the Greater Washington region. May we apply for a grant?

Meyer is committed to growing local leadership. Most of the organizations the Foundation supports are based in and work in the Greater Washington region. If your national or statewide organization runs a program or project in close partnership with local communities or organizations, you could submit a project request for the part of your work that is strongly aligned with Meyer’s funding strategy, takes place in the Greater Washington region, and is done in close partnership with local community members.

My organization received a grant from Meyer in 2020. Do we need to submit an Interest Form if we want to apply for a grant in 2021?

Yes. All organizations applying for funding, including current and long-time grantee partners, need to submit an Interest Form this year.

Can I submit more than one Interest Form per year?

No. Meyer accepts only one per year, per organization. If an organization is leading a coalition, it can also apply as the lead for that coalition in addition to applying for a grant to support your organization’s work.

How do I know who our Partnerships and Strategy Director is?

Meyer’s Partnerships and Strategy Directors are organized by geography:

Our organization works in more than one jurisdiction. Who will be our Partnerships and Strategy Director?

You will work with the Partnerships and Strategy Director for the part of the region – DC, Maryland, or Virginia – where the majority of your work is focused.

I’d like to discuss my organization’s work with a Partnerships and Strategy Director before submitting an Interest Form. Can I do that?

Meyer’s Partnerships and Strategy Directors try to be accessible, transparent, and present in their respective communities. They will be happy to talk with you; however, for new applicants, the Interest Form is designed to be the first step in starting that conversation. If you have specific questions about the Interest Form itself, send them to us at grants@meyerfdn.org. If we have additional questions or need additional information about your organization or project after reading your Interest Form, someone from Meyer will be in touch with you.

If I have questions about the Meyer Foundation’s proposal while I am completing it, what is the best way to have those questions answered?

You can ask your questions directly in the proposal through our GivingData technology platform and a Meyer staff person will reply in a timely fashion. You can also email us with your questions at grants@meyerfdn.org.

If we have completed the common grant application, may we submit it instead of the online application?

Meyer does not accept the common grant application in lieu of our Interest Form. If you are invited to submit a proposal, you may opt to submit a proposal written for another funder (including a common grant application) if it addresses all of the narrative questions on Meyer’s proposal.

Our organization operates under a fiscal sponsor. May we apply for a grant?

Yes. Groups with fiscal sponsor arrangements may apply for funding. Please include the fiscal sponsor information when you submit your Interest Form. We ask for additional documentation, including your current sponsorship agreement, if you are invited to submit a proposal.

If our organization does not yet have a 501(c)(3) public charity determination from the IRS, but has applied for one, can we apply for a grant from Meyer?

Yes, you may apply for funding while your determination is funded. However, to receive a grant, you will have to either have a 501(c)(3) determination or a fiscal sponsor. Meyer only awards grants to 501(c)(3) entities.

What if my organization does not currently have a federal tax ID number?

An organization must have public charity status or a fiscal sponsor to receive a grant from the Meyer Foundation. You can submit an Interest Form without a tax identification number and if your idea moves forward, we will discuss this in more detail with you.

How do I know who our Partnerships and Strategy Director is?

Meyer’s Partnerships and Strategy Directors are organized by geography:

  • Nadine Duplessy Kearns is the Partnerships and Strategy Director for DC
  • Julian Haynes is the Partnerships and Strategy Director for Maryland
  • If you have a question about our grantmaking in Virginia, please contact our Partnerships Associate, Alexis Martinez