About 2017-05-01T20:51:09+00:00


Safer, Stronger DC (SSDC) Community Partnerships is part of the District’s overall public safety and violence prevention agenda. This broad-based violence prevention strategy is rooted in public health with the recognition that reducing community violence cannot be accomplished through law enforcement alone. The approach fosters a community-oriented model to crime prevention and public safety.

SSDC will support the work of organizations whose missions and programs provide targeted interventions and strategies that:

  • Reduce incidences of violent crime,
  • Improve the health, well-being and quality of life of residents in the priority communities,
  • Increase community and civic participation, and
  • Engage residents in meaningful and productive activities.For this round of City Fund grantmaking, organizations may request between $25,000 to $100,000 for general operating support. Priority consideration will be given to organizations who demonstrate work related to violence prevention. The organization must have served for a minimum of two years in the selected priority Police Service Areas (PSA): 506, 507, 602, 603, 604, 702, 704, 705 and 706. The grant period is one-year.

Eligibility Information for City Fund Applicants

Applicant organizations must meet the following criteria to be eligible for grant consideration:

  • 501(c)(3) designation.
  • For fiscal sponsorships, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization must serve as the lead applicant.
    • The lead applicant for all proposals must have a physical location in the District of Columbia.
    • The organization must have an existing presence in the priority Police Service Areas.
  • Applicant organization, and fiscal sponsor must be compliant with all District business and tax requirements, including:
    • Registration as a non-profit with the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) and be in good standing.
    • Possession of a valid Charitable Solicitation or Charitable Exempt license.
    • Arrearages less than $100 to the District government.
    • Applicants must complete and sign a Tax Waiver form.
  • Only one application per organization and/or Federal Tax Identification Number, except for fiscal sponsorships.
  • Applicant has existing programming or has served in one or more of the priority PSAs for a minimum of two-years. The Safer, Stronger DC Community Partnership Team will confirm years of service during the due diligence process.