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.
America Online is committed to serving the public interest by drawing upon the Company's unique talents and resources to enrich people's lives and to strengthen the communities where its employees live and work. Supporting AOL Time Warner's philanthropic mission, AOL focuses on encouraging employees to get involved in meaningful volunteer activities, enhancing educational opportunities for disadvantaged youth and increasing digital opportunity and 21st Century technology literacy for nonprofits, schools and individuals in disadvantaged communities.
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 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.
Created by Freddie Mac in 1991, the Freddie Mac Foundation is dedicated to opening the doors to hope and opportunity for children, youth and their families. Through our giving, we have brightened the lives of more than 1.5 million children. The programs we invest in prevent child abuse and neglect. They find adoptive homes for children in foster care. They strengthen families and help young people reach their full potential. As one of the largest corporate funders in the Washington, D.C area, Freddie Mac and the Freddie Mac Foundation have invested $165 million to build a brighter future for children and families.
The Surdna Foundation, a national family foundation established in 1917, helps support organizations in five program areas: Environment, Community Revitalization, Effective Citizenry, the Nonprofit Sector, and Arts.