About Our Grantmaking

The Foundation is a nonprofit group staffed strictly by volunteers. Our focus is strictly local—within the greater Takoma area. We spend your money in ways that get you, our donors, the most bang for your buck. Aside from big special projects like the community center, we specialize in micro-grants aimed at groups that can start something big and can be self-funding once we give them a seed grant. We especially like to support programs that help the children in our community, and especially those children who do not have enough resources at home.

Generally, based on available funds, we consider grant applications twice a year. We encourage eligible organizations to apply for grants every spring and fall. We don’t fund every organization that asks, but we do fund many. A few of our more satisfying recent grants are highlighted below, while a more complete list of grantees is available in our annual archive lists.