Become a community champion

Over the past two years, we have all been impacted in some way by the pandemic and economic crisis. Although our experiences may be different, our community came together – as neighbors helping neighbors – to support each other through this crisis.

It’s times like these when community foundations like ours are positioned to respond quickly to urgent needs. For nearly five decades, The Community Foundation has worked to bring people and resources together, channel ideas into action, and invest in solutions. And the work to protect and support our community is more important now than ever.

As we remain focused on supporting our community’s evolving needs during these challenging times, we depend on contributions from donors like you! By giving directly to The Community Foundation, you become a Community Champion for our efforts to build equitable, just, and thriving communities in the Greater Washington region.

As a Community Champion, your ongoing support to the Fund for Greater Washington ensures The Community Foundation can be flexible and vigilant in leading the response to today’s needs and tomorrow’s challenges, as we invest to make this a thriving, resilient, and enriching place for all who call our region home.

Together, we can ensure the Greater Washington region is one of the best places in the country to live, work, and thrive for all residents.

Your Investments at Work

  • Your support enabled us to lead the largest philanthropic crisis response effort focused on this region. The Community Foundation mobilized more $11 million in community support for the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to help over 300 nonprofits expand critical services to address the urgent health and economic needs of our community.

  • Your support helps us keep our finger on the pulse of community needs through our VoicesDMV community listening and engagement initiative. Every few years, we survey residents to understand their attitudes and perceptions of quality of life in the region. The result is a collection of rich, local data that has served as a catalyst for more effective and strategic community investments.

  • Your support powers our community impact initiatives like the Greater Washington Workforce Development Collaborative which is addressing poverty and income inequality by helping workers advance their skills and credentials. Since 2007, it has helped more than 6,000 workers in the region earn credentials, get promotions and raises, and ultimately launch family-sustaining careers.

Make a Gift and become a Community Champion today!

There are several ways to become a Community Champion. If you would like to make an online donation to this effort, please complete the form below. For information on how to contribute by wire or check, please click here.

Community Foundation donors can make a grant recommendation in Donor Central.

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Davis, Campaign Coordinator, at or 202-973-2501.

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You can also contribute to any of the following collaborative funds to further support our work in the region:

Greater Washington Region

COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

Workforce Collaborative


Children's Opportunity Fund (Montgomery County)

Neighbors in Need Montgomery

Partnership to End Homelessness (DC)

The Equity Fund (Prince George’s County)

Sharing DC

Sharing Montgomery

Sharing Prince George’s