Corporate Giving

The Greater Washington Community Foundation provides a customized suite of services to help your company launch or grow its giving program and create more impact in the Greater Washington region and beyond.

Giving Back is Good for Business

Your business has a vested interest in the health and vitality of our region. Partnering with The Community Foundation is a convenient way to maximize impact for the people and communities you serve and generate a return on community investment.

With deep grantmaking expertise and community knowledge, we can help you develop corporate giving programs, manage charitable funds, engage employees, administer disaster relief programs, or create and execute community benefit collaborations.

How The Community Foundation can help Your Business Make a Difference

We provide a simple and yet powerful approach to giving with a variety of tools tailored to meet your company’s needs.

Contact us to explore which of these options are right for your business.

Corporate Advised Fund

An efficient, effective, and flexible alternative to starting a private foundation—without the administrative, legal, or tax burdens.

Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Fund

A way for your company to provide financial support to employees affected by natural disasters or other hardships.

Employee Giving Program

An option to engage employees in the community where they work and inspire philanthropy in the workplace.

Scholarship Fund

Help create pathways to success for more talented young people through a scholarship to help further their education.

Unrestricted Gift to The Community Foundation

Support our work to reduce poverty and income inequality, close the achievement gap for more local youth, secure stable housing for our neighbors experiencing homelessness, prepare the region’s workforce for the future of work, and more.

Types of GIFTS WE can ACCEPT

Complex Assets

Closely held stock, real estate, or other real assets.

Liquid Assets

Cash, credit card, or publicly traded securities can easily be used to add philanthropic resources to a fund. 

Private Foundation Assets

Your existing private foundation may also be converted into a component fund within The Community Foundation. You can retain the name and purpose of the private foundation while alleviating the administrative and compliance burdens.

Legacy Gifts

We can work with you or your advisor to create a legacy plan. Click here to learn more.


our partnerships & impact


Community Benefit Agreements

The Community Foundation has worked with local governments and businesses to build diverse community benefit collaboratives, including managing MGM National Harbor’s investments in improving the quality of life for Prince George’s County residents.


Disaster Response

The Community Foundation has helped several corporate partners support large-scale disaster relief and recovery efforts. Following Hurricane Harvey, we disbursed grants to 3,000 employees of Capital One, Fannie Mae, and Marriott International in the greater Houston area.


Issues Exploration

By sharing our knowledge of issues facing the region and relationships with high-impact nonprofits, The Community Foundation has helped Willkie Farr & Gallagher provide more than $2 million in support of educational and enrichment programs for underserved youth.


Research and Program Development

A partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co. on new research to address the skills gap in IT and healthcare sectors led to a $1 million grantmaking initiative aimed at helping workers advance skills to launch living-wage careers and meet the talent needs of local employers.