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City Fund

Safer, Stronger DC Community Opportunity Grant

General Operating Support

The City Fund Safer, Stronger DC Community Opportunity Grants seek to provide funding to nonprofits that help improve the lives of individuals and families living in District neighborhoods disproportionately impacted by inequities related to social determinants of health including:

  • Access to educational, economic and job opportunities
  • Access to health care services
  • Quality of education and job training
  • Recurring exposure to violent crime.

General operating grants are available for organizations who serve the Safer, Stronger DC Community Partnerships priority police service areas.  Priority consideration will be given to organizations who demonstrate work related to violence prevention.

The Request for Proposals can be accessed by clicking here RFP.

Targeted Police Service Areas

302, 304, 305, 404, 506, 507, 602, 603, 604, 702, 704, 705 & 706

Funding Availability

$1.2 million

Grants Available

Applicants may request between $25,000 and $100,000 to support organizational mission. This includes day-to-day operations, infrastructure needs and innovative new initiatives that are not directly aligned with programmatic activity.

How to Apply

Application Requirements: Applicants must submit a proposal via The Community Foundation’s online application system no later than 4:00 pm, Thursday, December 14, 2017.

Applicant Informational Webinars: Two informational webinars convened on Monday, November 20th from 10:00 am to Noon and Thursday, November 30th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  You may access the audio recordings by clicking on the links below:

Monday, November 20th

Thursday, November 30th

PowerPoint of Presentation

Questions and Contacts

Please direct all questions to Manon Matchett at mmatchett@thecommunityfoundation.org.