About The Community Foundation

The Community Foundation is a 42-year old independent, public charity, with an independent Board of Trustees and grant review committee that has no affiliation with the DC government. The Foundation’s mission is to strengthen the region by encouraging and supporting effective giving and providing leadership on critical issues facing the region.

The mission of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region is to strengthen the Washington metropolitan region by encouraging and supporting effective giving and by providing leadership on critical issues in our community. We are a community of givers, dedicated to inspiring and creating change across the Washington region and beyond. The Community Foundation, which includes local officer in the District of Columbia, Montgomery County, Northern Virginia, and Prince George’s County – is part of a network of some 700 community foundations nationwide, each a tax-exempt, public charity made up of charitable giving funds established by individuals, families, corporations, and other organizations. We currently manage more than 700 donor funds with assets totaling more than $326 million. We are the largest funder of nonprofit organizations in the metropolitan Washington region, with annual grants of more than $90 million.

To learn more about The Community Foundation and how to get involved visit www.thecommunityfoundation.org.