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$11 million raised for coordinated emergency response efforts

300 organizations funded

57% of nonprofit partners led by people of color

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Nonprofit Partners by Jurisdiction

Our nonprofit partners were selected for funding based on alignment with our strategic priorities, their deep roots in the community, and ability to both address urgent needs and reach historically underserved populations. They represent a wide range of approaches to serving different target populations and parts of the region. We invite you to learn more about our grantees and the impact of our investments in their vital work serving this community.

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District of Columbia

Abraham and Laura Lisner Home for Aged Women to purchase PPE and hand sanitizers for staff.

Academy of Hope to provide a robust learning system to adult learners experiencing reading challenges.

The Alliance of Concerned Men to harness the power of social media and develop a social impact bond model of financial incentives to reduce the recidivism rate of DC teens.

Black Swan to shift its work to mutual aid for students in Wards 7 and 8 by augmenting DCPS school meal sites and providing additional food/cleaning and supplies/toiletries to 300 families a week.

Bread for the City to support the THRIVE East of the River partnership.

Calvary Women’s Services to serve women experiencing homelessness in Ward 8.

Capital Area Asset Builders to provide 150 low-income families of color from Wards 5, 7, and 8 with a bank account, cash assistance, free tax prep, virtual financial counseling and education classes.

Capital Area Food Bank to provide meals to low-income individuals and families or people experiencing homelessness.

Casa Ruby, Inc to provide transportation to and accommodations at its shelters and hire a full-time cook to help feed vulnerable LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness.

Center for Nonprofit Advancement to provide cash and technical assistance to business owners in upper Georgia Avenue and Parks Main Street.

Central American Resource Center to provide rental assistance and emergency services to low-income, low-English proficient families.

Central Union Mission to provide shelter and food for over 4,000 families and men.

Christ House to provide medical and cleaning supplies to allow staff to support patients (homeless individuals) with acute medical needs that require 24-hour nursing care.

The Church of the Epiphany to provide case management, meals, and supportive services for individuals experiencing homelessness.

Community Family Life Services to provide technology and internet support to returning citizens and victims of domestic violence.

Community of Hope to purchase PPE and other supplies for health care providers.

Community Services Agency of the Metro Washington AFL-CIO to provide financial assistance directly to workers demonstrating need.

Community United Methodist Church to provide food and cash assistance to vulnerable populations that have been impacted by COVID-19.

Covenant House to provide shelter, food, and immediate crisis care for some of DC’s most vulnerable youth impacted by mental health, substance abuse, lack of education or employment, and those involved with the juvenile justice system.

DC Affordable Law Firm to provide legal services to represent individuals experiencing domestic violence.

DC Abortion Fund to increase its weekly pledge budget to area abortion providers to help callers fill the gap between the funds they can gather and the cost of the procedure and the health care they need.

DC Action for Children to support building strong partnerships between schools and Out of School Time programs to ensure an equitable and safe return to school and advocate for access to high quality learning opportunities beyond the school day that prepare DC’s youth for success in education, careers, and life.

DC Appleseed to develop an advocacy campaign to better support healthcare workers and home health care workers in response to COVID-19 and to provide legal support for a campaign to push back on the way DC was treated as a territory rather than a state for CARES Act Allocation.

The DC Association for Special Education (DCASE) to support organizations serving students with special education needs who are at risk of falling behind academically and developmentally. 

DC Bar Pro Bono Center to provide small business legal assistance to over 300 small businesses.

DC Central Kitchen to support Culinary Job Training program graduates to prepare emergency meals, transportation/delivery drivers navigating new sites, and staff providing case management and addiction recovery. 

D.C. Childcare Reopening Fund, in partnership with Mary’s Center, to invest in a network of local family childcare providers to ensure that low-income children and youth remain in licensed childcare programs that support healthy and safe development.

DC Fiscal Policy Institute and DC Action for Children to advocate for public policies that will invest in stabilizing DC’s fragile childcare sector.

DC Jobs with Justice to advocate for the needs of excluded workers in DC.

DC Rape Crisis Center to address a 15% increase in calls to its 24/7 hotline for survivors of sexual violence by hiring two additional paid hotline consultants.

DC SAFE to increase its ability to provide crisis shelter to individuals due to an uptick in domestic violence, and to replace funds lost from canceling its Spring Breakfast fundraiser.

DC Volunteer Lawyers Project to provide legal services for over 800 domestic violence victims.

District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH) to close a budget gap due to freezing volunteer programs and providing hazard pay for Advocates, technology for telehealth, and daily living essentials for survivors.

District Bridges to develop recommendations to ReOpen DC by convening a work group of stakeholders from landlords, business owners, and the government.

The District of Columbia Association for the Education of Young Children to conduct research that can be leveraged as DC re-designs its early education sector to meet the needs of families during and post COVID-19.

District of Columbia Forensic Nurse Examiners to support survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Diverse City Fund to help small grassroots organizations led by people of color provide hygiene and cleaning supplies, access to healthy foods, and stipends to replace lost wages for people ineligible for unemployment benefits.

Dreaming Out Loud to connect fresh and nutritious food offerings from local Black-owned farms in our region to food insecure residents, including 1,300 weekly CSA shares and 150,000 prepared meals.

Empower DC to lead advocacy efforts focused on public housing residents facing multiple challenges that make sheltering at home more difficult.

Fair Budget Coalition to advocate for budget policies and increase their online presence and work.

Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative to provide emergency support for children and families in Wards 7 and 8.

First Shift Justice Project to assist low-income working mothers in wards 4, 5, 7, and 8 to file unemployment insurance claims and provide other assistance as needed. 

Foster and Adoptive Parent Advocacy Center to serve families at risk with regular check-ins, building of social circles, and outreach to prevent child abuse and neglect. 

Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop to address the solitary confinement of incarcerated teens/youth who are on lockdown with limited use of internet and technology, which has halted online learning and personal connections.

Greater DC Diaper Bank to provide low-income families with a reliable source of diapers, formula, feminine products, and baby gear.

HIPS to create a tent clinic to provide in-person visits for sex workers and individuals experiencing homelessness.

Home Care Partners for equipment and protective supplies to refashion programs and work, switch staff to full or partial teleworking, and meet the constant influx of new COVID-related requirements.

The Homeless Children's Playtime Project to provide educational materials to children and families in shelters and overflow motels and to identify urgent needs and make emergency referrals.

The Hope Foundation Reentry Network to provide virtual programming and social worker support for vulnerable families and transition services to returning citizens to decrease the risk of recidivism. 

Horton's Kids to provide 500 students and their families in Ward 8 with wraparound community resources, academic and social emotional supports, case management, food and diapers, and financial assistance. 

House of Ruth to serve women and survivors of domestic violence and help mitigate the risk of increased homelessness for these populations.

Joseph's House to provide nursing and personal care for individuals that are experiencing homelessness with HIV/AIDS.

Jubilee Jobs for Returning Citizens COVID-19 Relief Fund to provide immediate financial assistance to 40 Jubilee Jobs placed clients who have recently lost their jobs.

La Clinica del Pueblo to provide health services to uninsured, low-income, limited English proficient members of the Latinx population in DC.

Latino Economic Development Corporation to provide grants to vulnerable low-income families in need of financial support due to COVID, and to support general operations such as staff time and indirect costs, particularly technological upgrades.

Life Pieces to Masterpieces to supply mutual aid (groceries and hand-sewn masks), academic supports, and connections to resources and therapeutic arts enrichment for 45 families in Wards 7 and 8.

LIFT-DC to empower low-income parents and caregivers of children ages 0-8 to achieve their financial and personal goals through 1:1 coaching and wraparound supports.

Little Lights Urban Ministries to support staff salaries and provide tech and internet access to low-income employees so they can continue to help children and families with basic provisions.

Low Income Investment Fund to support family childcare providers suffering financial loss with grants to cover expenses and technical assistance to help providers access public funding.

Mamatoto Village, Inc. to provide comprehensive perinatal support services to women of color in underserved communities.

Many Languages One Voice (MLOV) to provide vulnerable immigrant and refugee communities with public health promotion training for street vendors, employment and education services, and an unemployment fund for undocumented immigrants or immigrants. 

Martha’s Table to provide a weekly cash stipend to Ward 8 families facing lack of childcare and temporary loss of income for parents and caregivers.

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital to help The WISE Center build its infrastructure and improve technology to scale programs to provide mental health supports for more students and families. 

Mi Casa Inc to connect low-income, vulnerable immigrant communities to rental assistance programs.

Miriam's Kitchen to lead an advocacy coalition focused on the chronic needs of individuals experiencing homelessness.

Mutual Aid Movement, a project of Columbia Heights Village Tenants Association, to improve health, food, and housing security for individuals and families in DC.

The National Reentry Network for Returning Citizens to provide housing and other supports for returning citizens.

Neighborhood Legal Services Program of the District of Columbia to improve telework capacity in order to maintain effective and efficient client services and address new and emergent issues.

Neighbors' Consejo, a community-based health provider, to facilitate tele-behavioral health for undocumented Latinos in Ward 1 and low-income African-Americans in Wards 7 and 8.

Network for Victim Recovery to provide staff with living wages, support clients through the Survivor Support Fund, and provide frontline staff at hospitals with hazard pay.

New Endeavors By Women to support the transition to remote work and cover the costs of necessary cleaning services and supplies, to protect the health of our residents and essential staff.

New Futures to serve under-resourced young people pursuing postsecondary degrees while struggling with loss of income, lack of childcare, or adjusting to distance learning and remote work.

One Common Unity to provide mental health supports to low-income African American/Latinx students by transitioning to teletherapy, digital literacy programs, and emergency food/supplies for families.

ONE DC - Organizing Neighborhood Equity to advocate to cancel rent and mortgage payments and impose a two-year freeze on rent increases during COVID-19.

Pathways to Housing DC to continue providing outreach and to maintain access to medical and psychiatric care for people living on the streets.

The Platform of Hope to provide direct assistance to low-income families in Columbia Heights who are not eligible for unemployment or federal stimulus.

Reach Education Inc. to provide 400 students with stipends, technology support, and engaging vocations for youth at risk of high school disengagement.

Rising for Justice, Inc. to provide free legal services to low-income and indigent residents in DC.

The Safe Sisters Circle to provide direct legal services to domestic violence victims and working to prevent domestic violence through legal educational workshops in the community.

Samaritan Ministry to enroll returning citizens and individuals experiencing homelessness in a job readiness program.

Shout Mouse Press for the #ShoutInPlace Project to document the experiences of marginalized youth ages 16-24 who have lost jobs and are ineligible for unemployment.

SOME, Inc. to provide telemedicine services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness or extreme poverty.

THRIVE East of the River Partnership — a new collaboration between Bread for the City, 11th Street Bridge Park, Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative, and Martha’s Table — to support 500 families in Wards 7 and 8 with emergency assistance.   

Total Family Care Coalition to meet the emergency needs of families and children with mental health disturbances during the pandemic and advancing efforts to prevent domestic violence, child abuse, and suicide attempts among young adults.

Unity Health Care, Inc to provide health care to people in shelters and congregate settings, as well as in quarantine locations, and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

University Legal Services to advocate for housing for returning citizens.

Upwardly Global to establish an emergency fund to provide financial assistance for vulnerable immigrants, refugees, and asylees who are unemployed or working in frontline response (i.e., essential retail and grocery occupations, healthcare roles, gig workers).  

Urban Ed to provide financial assistance to disconnected youth and struggling students in Wards 7 and 8.

Voices for a Second Chance to provide support for incarcerated individuals and their families.

Volunteers of America Chesapeake Inc to provide telemedicine services for families experiencing extreme poverty or homelessness.

Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs to advocate for the compassionate release of individuals at risk of COVID-19 exposure in DC jails.

Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless to advocate for budget and other policies that impact individuals experiencing homelessness who stay in shelters and encampments during the pandemic.

Wendt Center for Loss and Healing to provide emotional support sessions (workshops and process groups) for frontline professionals and social services nonprofits whose staff members have been deeply impacted by COVID-19.

The Young Women's Project to employ youth peer health educators to advocate for District-wide school system funding to adequately support students’ rising and urgent mental health and wellness needs that are exponentially increasing during the pandemic.


Montgomery County

The Arc of Montgomery County to provide virtual supports and Personal Support Services to 577 people with intellectual and development disabilities. 

Bethesda Cares to provide critical services to individuals experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County.

CAREERCATCHERS INC to provide personalized and individualized career counseling for survivors of domestic violence, people experiencing homelessness, immigrants, people with disabilities, returning citizens, youth aging out of foster care, and disconnected youth.

CCI Health & Wellness Services to purchase PPE kits, COVID-19 Test Kits, and software to provide critical services to minority, immigrant, low-income, and uninsured or underinsured populations.

Chinese Culture and Community Service Center to transition its Pan Asian Volunteer Health Clinic to telehealth and to facilitate culturally competent support for health education and services.

CollegeTracks to provide virtual supports and additional assistance for first-generation-to-college students from low-income, minority, and immigrant families.

Community Bridges to provide case management for low-income, minority & immigrant girls which will include individual emergency aid and 1:1 support for distance learning to ensure they can be successful despite the challenges of the pandemic.

Community Reach of Montgomery County to continue providing healthcare access to the medically underserved by purchasing medical and cleaning supplies and equipment to facilitate telemedicine.

Cornerstone Montgomery, Inc. to expand telehealth services.

Crittenton Services of Greater Washington to provide case management, individual emergency aid, and distance learning support for low-income girls of color.

Crossroads Community Food Network to provide financial assistance to food business owners, market farmers, and vendors at the Crossroads Farmer's Market in Takoma/Langley.

Family Services, Inc. to address the overwhelming shortages of personal hygiene resourses, food, and household supplies.

Gaithersburg HELP, Inc. to purchase nutritious food to provide an additional 300 families with 3-5 days worth of food from its food pantry.

Germantown Cultural Arts Center/BlackRock Center for the Arts to provide over 100 families with culturally sensitive food, supplies, and COVID-19 kits.

Identity, Inc. to provide emergency cash assistance and to help low-income families access internet and digital devices for students to continue schoolwork, move academic support programs online, and increase the number of people served regardless of immigration status.

IMPACT Silver Spring to make emergency direct cash payments to undocumented single parents, disabled individuals, and the elderly who are not eligible for unemployment benefits or federal stimulus due to immigration status. 

Interfaith Works to provide meals for up to 70 people for 30 days, sanitation and safety supplies and services for people in shelters, and medical referrals for people who are uninsured or undocumented.

KID Museum to expand access to high-impact virtual programming this summer to combat summer/school closure learning loss and a severe achievement gap that disproportionately affects low-income children of color in Montgomery County.

Mobile Medical Care (MobileMed) to increase capacity to provide health care services to people experiencing homelessness at shelters and via telehealth.

Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless to double capacity to shelter 200 single men and increase services and supports for clients currently in permanent supportive housing.

Montgomery County Food Council to develop a food assistance distribution model to mitigate the risk of food supply chain disruptions in Montgomery County.

Montgomery Hospice, Inc. to care for infected Hospice at Home patients and to accept terminally-ill patients who have tested positive at Casey House, an inpatient facility.

Nonprofit Montgomery (MMF) to advocate for relief and recovery of the early care and education workforce in Montgomery County and the resilience of the ECE workforce system.

Nonprofit Village Center, Inc. to provide technology support to nonprofits transitioning to telework by providing training and help with upgrading technology.

Primary Care Coalition to purchase self-monitoring equipment for suspected infections to reduce risks for patients and providers and to provide primary care for low-income residents.

Rainbow Place Shelter for Homeless Women to provide shelter to women experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County.

Seeking Employment, Equality and Community to help cover expenses and infrastructure for programs providing employment, community engagement, and help meeting basic needs for food and housing.  

Shepherd's Table to provide food and meals to low-income individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

St. Camillus Church to address food insecurity by distributing food to individuals and families and providing access to a food pantry.

Stepping Stones Shelter to support increased expenses for staffing, food, cleaning, and technology to operate emergency shelter for six families experiencing homelessness.

Sunflower Bakery to provide skilled employment training and job exposure for adults and teens with learning differences.


Prince George’s County

Access to Wholistic and Productive Living Inc. to provide health education about COVID-19 and connect Prince George’s County residents to screening, testing, and supportive services.

City Gate to provide a summer distance learning program to halt learning loss for vulnerable children disproportionately at risk for achievement gaps that are amplified by the challenges of distance learning.

Community Advocates for Family & Youth to reach victims of crime by supporting the transition of counseling services to telehealth, and to partially cover rent and utilities at its Counselling Center during shutdown due to COVID-19.

Community Crisis Services, Inc. to enable the organization to continue operating and expand its crisis hotline and emergency shelter services serving vulnerable populations.

Community Outreach & Development CDC to serve individuals with everything from food and clothing to financial assistance and workforce development resources.

Community Support Services, Inc. to provide substantial support for the complex needs of children with differing abilities that have been unable to access in-person school or community-based services.

Community Support Systems, Inc. to provide food for individuals in Prince George’s County.

Community Youth Advance to recruit, onboard, and train mentors for 25 students to work on a pathway for re-engagement in school, as part of a partnership with PGCPS and the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) focused on re-engaging at-risk and chronically absent high school students.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)/Prince George’s County to serve high-risk children in foster care and shift its work to meet clients where they are through virtual supports.

Employ Prince George’s to launch the Prince George's County COVID-19 Hourly Employee Relief Fund which will provide $200 Visa Cash Cards to Prince George's County residents who have been laid off due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic

Food & Friends to provide meals, groceries, and nutrition counseling to people living with life-challenging illnesses.

Greater Baden Medical Services, Inc. to help stabilize and recover from a sharp drop in revenue due to the COVID crisis, ensuring it continues to provide health care services in Prince George’s County.

Greater Mount Nebo A.M.E Church to provide food and meals for individuals and families in Prince George’s County.

Greater Riverdale Cares/Central Kenilworth Avenue Revitalization Community Development Corporation to lead a dynamic partnership around food security in the Port Towns area.

Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection to provide case management support, targeted academics, and supportive services for over 400 youth that are at risk for disengagement from school or the workforce.

Hyattsville Aging in Place to ensure that seniors get the help they need to live safely by delivering groceries and supplies, operating telephone check ins via phone tree, and providing information and service referrals.

Jobs Have Priority for education and employment services to move clients from homelessness to self-sufficiency.

La Clinica del Pueblo to provide comprehensive primary care with wrap-around services for Latino immigrants and low-income families.

Latin American Youth Center to adapt services to ensure youth and families are supported, including delivering groceries, providing counseling and support services to youth, delivering diapers to families, preparing learning kits, and ensuring students have access to distance learning.

Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services to support homeless and low-income residents in crisis to achieve stability and self-sufficiency.

Maryland Community Connection to provide technology and supplies for the staffing and support of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in employment and community services.

Mary’s Center to offer medical, dental, behavioral health and supportive services for families.

People for Change Coalition to support 10 small businesses to develop a digital strategy in Prince George’s County.

Prince George’s Child Resource Center to provide support and technical assistance to childcare providers to ensure their sustainability and ability to create healthy and nurturing environments for children by helping families and educating caregivers..

Prince George’s County Public Schools Connect-PGCPS Fund to help defray the cost of internet connectivity and ensure every senior in need has internet access to participate in distance learning for the remainder of the school year.

SHABACH! Ministries to provide support for an Emergency Resource Center, which includes an emergency food pantry and clothing closet, and to provide educational services for children, youth, and adults.

St. Ann's Center for Children, Youth and Families to provide housing services for single women and children in Prince George’s County.

The Arc of Prince George’s County to support over 220 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our group homes or their homes where they live with family.

The Training Source to provide virtual training programs to disconnected youth in Prince George’s County

United Communities Against Poverty to provide emergency shelter, housing and foreclosure counseling services, and food assistance through an Emergency Food and Diaper Pantry.


Regional

Advocates for Children and Youth to create a regional Juvenile Justice Coalition to advance public policy that will protect children impacted by COVID-19 and create a paradigm shift for the treatment of girls.

African Communities Together to provide emergency cash support for the African immigrant diaspora in the Greater Washington region

Ayuda to help stabilize clients by offering cash assistance and food/grocery gift cards, and help accessing proper medical care, including prescription medication and medical supplies.

Best Kids to utilize a mentoring program for foster care youth that will address trauma due to COVID-19 and foster care, such as food insecurity, family unemployment, and pandemic related impacts on educational and social-emotional development.

Breast Care for Washington to purchase PPE for patients and staff along with updating office space to accommodate social distancing guidelines.

Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition to provide legal advocacy for immigrants in detention centers.

Care for Your Health, Inc. to expand telemedicine services to low-income and uninsured communities in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

CASA to serve immigrants who cannot take advantage of the federal stimulus by providing direct cash assistance to workers in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

Center for Adoption Support and Education to hire three new therapists and to cover the equipment needed to securely serve the growing mental health needs in DC and Maryland. 

Community Development Network of Maryland to lead advocacy efforts on affordable and public housing in Maryland.

Congregation Action Network to provide financial assistance to immigrant workers disbursed through 5 immigrant majority congregations.

DC Hunger Solutions and Maryland Hunger Solutions to deliver critical outreach to prospective and eligible SNAP participants, provide technical assistance on school meal programs, offer education and training, and advance advocacy campaigns to increase access to federal nutrition programs.

Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative, led by the Washington Area Women’s Foundation, supporting advocacy efforts to improve early childhood systems infrastructure, expand access to high quality early education programs, and help early educators effectively meet the needs of all children.

FAIR Girls, Inc. to provide sex trafficking survivors with case management and housing services.

Family & Medical Counseling to support COVID-19 testing and vaccination targeting residents of DC and Prince George's County, especially those living in Ward 7 and 8 and in the southern areas of Prince George's County.

FRESHFARM Markets, Inc. to provide over 15,000 meals to vulnerable seniors and families at risk of food insecurity and/or chronic disease.

Future Harvest to support farmer entrepreneurs that do not qualify for federal stimulus programs by providing them with mini cash grants.

Generation Hope to serve teen parents and their children who may experience or have experienced homelessness, foster care, abuse, and food insecurity.

Hearts and Homes for Youth to provide incentive pay for essential staff to ensure the safety and well-being of youth experiencing homelessness in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties.

Higher Achievement to close the opportunity gap for middle school youth in DC and Prince George's County by helping families meet basic needs and their child's academic and social emotional needs.

Homeless Persons Representation Project to provide legal representation for individuals experiencing homelessness in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.

JCADA to provide legal services to domestic violence victims, immigrants, refugees, and individuals experiencing homelessness.

Jews United for Justice to support budget and education advocacy focused on DC, and to advance the Under 3 Campaign.

La Clinica del Pueblo to support COVID-19 testing and vaccination targeting majority Latinx communities in DC and Prince George's County.

La Cocina VA to provide support for low-income, immigrant, mostly food-focused female-led small businesses.

Kings & Priests Court International Ministries to provide food and meals to individuals and families in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.

Latin American Youth Center to support engagement and outreach efforts to disseminate information on combating spread of COVID-19 and testing and vaccination options to increase the vaccination rate among Black and Latino populations in the region.

Latino Student Fund to mitigate the compounding impact COVID-19 closures had on over 300 Hispanic students that had pre-existing disparities.

Life After Release to provide mutual aid, services, and advocate for returning citizens.

Mary’s Center to replicate its mobile vaccine clinics, currently serving disproportionately impacted communities in DC, and expand into Montgomery County and Prince George’s County with a focus on hard-to-reach populations.

Mary House to provide shelter and transitional housing to refugee and immigrant populations.

Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Inc. to build the capacity of key Maryland-based community providers in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

Maryland Center on Economic Policy to advocate for families with low to moderate income, to increase equity in the tax code and education policy.

Mid-Atlantic Food Resilience and Access Coalition to extend its local food mini-grant program to resource BIPOC-led organizations with funds to purchase food through MAFRAC’s extended network of local food producers, including a number of Black-owned farms.

NACDL Foundation for Criminal Justice to launch the DC Compassionate Release Project and develop training programs and materials to assist people currently incarcerated who are at great risk from the novel coronavirus to take advantage of this statute.

National Coalition for the Homeless to provide virtual programs and uplift individuals experiencing homelessness to develop informed policy solutions.

Nueva Vida, Inc. for cancer support care (telehealth, co-pays, medication, and emergency bills) for uninsured immigrant Latino women in DC and Montgomery County.

Per Scholas National Capital Region to cover equipment and technology to get staff and students ready to work and learn from home, including piloting four remote classes and supporting new students enrolling in remote learning.  

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC to implement care through a telehealth system, replenish PPE to protect providers and patients, and to create virtual workshops.

Restaurant Opportunities Center of Washington DC to provide direct cash assistance to low-wage restaurant workers through Paypal, CashaApp, or gift cards for gas and food. 

Rockville Economic Development, Inc. Maryland Women's Business Center to support and provide additional stability to the childcare industry in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.

Sasha Bruce Youthwork to provide shelter for youth in DC and Prince George’s County and maintain a drop-in center, street outreach team, and an emergency shelter.

SMYAL to provide housing and support services, emergency cash and other assistance, and increase outreach to youth experiencing homelessness in DC and Montgomery County.

Street Sense Media to provide case management to individuals experiencing homelessness and support vendors who can’t sell print newspapers.

Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition to distribute emergency funds to mitigate the impact of reduced wages and lost work for immigrant hourly wage and gig economy workers of color, including survivors who are uninsured and ineligible for other forms of support.

Unite Here to advocate for the health and safety of service workers and educate over 150 workers about their rights.

Whitman-Walker Health to help facilitate the transition to telehealth for patients in the LGBTQ+ communities, patients living with HIV, and low-income patients.


Northern Virginia

Capital Area Food Bank and its partners to address the dramatic increase in food insecurity among Northern Virginia residents in Fairfax, Arlington, and Loudoun counties and the City of Alexandria.

Infant Toddler Family Day Care to directly support 85 Northern Virginia-based family childcare providers, all of which are led by women of color.