Washington Grantmakers is an association that connects more than 140 grantmakers funding in the region. Members include independent foundations, community foundations, operating foundations, charitable trusts, corporate foundations and corporate giving programs. They are united by a commitment to serving the people and communities of the region in partnership with the nonprofit and government sectors, through informed and effective philanthropy.
Network for Good was founded by the AOL Time Warner Foundation and AOL, Inc.; the Cisco Foundation and Cisco Systems, Inc.; and Yahoo! Inc., in partnership with over 20 nonprofit foundations and associations who share the desire to foster the informed use of the Internet for civic participation and philanthropy. Through its web site, Network for Good aggregates content and resources from sector leaders, organizes them and makes them available in one comprehensive, easy-to-use destination, which also helps to expand the reach, effectiveness and pervasiveness of all of Network for Good's nonprofit partners.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents 26,000 members in 167 chapters in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs.
The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area is the largest source of unrestricted giving to nonprofit organizations in the Washington, D.C. area and surrounding counties. More than 158,000 employees of the federal government give to the annual workplace charity drive. The Combined Federal Campaign, now managed by Global Impact, allows employees to give with confidence knowing that more than 3,000 nonprofit organizations have been thoroughly screened by federal employees for fiscal soundness, management expertise, and program integrity. If CFC was a private foundation, it would rank as one of the top 50 private foundations in the nation. The 2003 campaign goal is $50 million.
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region is a permanent collection of funds that provide grant monies to nonprofit organizations. We are a convener, catalyst, knowledgeable grantmaker, and responsible steward. We focus our efforts on the metropolitan Washington, DC region, including the District of Columbia, Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Maryland, and in communities in nearby Northern Virginia.
The mission of the Council of Latino Agencies is to support and promote its members for the betterment of the community and to act as a voice of the Latino community in the District of Columbia. The Council seeks to fulfill its mission through two main program areas — Policy Research and Advocacy Program and the Membership Services Program.
The Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington is a regional arts service organization working on behalf of artists, cultural arts organizations, and the community. The CAGW seeks to increase appreciation, support and resources for the arts, and to facilitate participation within the cultural arts community and among the arts, business, government, media and the general public.
The Mayor's Office of Partnerships and Grants Development (OPGD) advances the District of Columbia's strategic plan and improves the quality of life for residents of our nation's capital, through two major roles: Establishing partnerships between public and private, for-profit and nonprofit organizations and Pursuing financial support and technical assistance from public and private sources.
The Foundation Center's mission is to support and improve institutional philanthropy by promoting public understanding of the field and helping grantseekers succeed Founded in 1956, the Center is the nation's leading authority on institutional philanthropy and is dedicated to serving grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.
Greater DC Cares provides volunteer opportunities designed to brighten the lives of adults and children throughout the Greater Washington area. Now is a great time to renew your commitment to organizations you've worked with in the past, or lend a helping hand in other areas of need.
The GuideStar web site is produced by Philanthropic Research, Inc., a 501(c)(3) public charity founded in 1994. GuideStar's mission is to revolutionize philanthropy and nonprofit practice with information. GuideStar envisions the evolution of an increasingly efficient nonprofit marketplace where information about the operations and finances of nonprofit organizations is readily accessible and actively utilized by decision makers throughout the nonprofit sector.
The Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations ("Maryland Nonprofits") was established in 1992 as a result of a comprehensive statewide organizing effort in the nonprofit and philanthropic community. Maryland Nonprofits' mission is simple: to strengthen and improve individual nonprofit organizations and the nonprofit sector as a whole, while also working to bolster public confidence in and support for nonprofit organizations.
The Meyer Foundation works to develop Greater Washington as a community by supporting capable, community-based nonprofit organizations that foster the well-being of all people in the region. We are especially concerned about low-income people and creating healthy neighborhoods. We value and seek to promote the region's diversity.
The Nonprofit Roundtable's mission is to build the strength, influence and visibility of the non-profit sector in Greater Washington by conducting cutting-edge research, advocating on behalf of the sector, speaking with a strong voice, and developing sector leadership.
Founded in January 2000, NPower Greater DC Region is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is committed to helping other nonprofits in the Washington, DC area understand and access "mission-driven technology" — applying available technologies to deliver vital programs and services.
United Way's foundation is built on the proven effectiveness of local organizations working together to help people in need. Through an extensive network of volunteers and community service agencies, United Way organizations across America help meet the health and human care needs of millions of people every day. Second only to the Federal government, the United Way system supports the greatest variety of health and human services in the United States.
The Center for Nonprofit Advancement is the most comprehensive resource for education and training, networking, advocacy and buying opportunities for nonprofits in the Washington region. The Center provides training and education on how to manage and maximize resources, share best practices through networking, and advocate so governments understand that nonprofits provide core services that hold communities together.