• The 2020 Cafritz Lecture on Philanthropy

    On February 27, join WRAG to hear from Groundswell Fund's Vanessa Daniel on the urgent need for philanthropy to invest in the grassroots leadership of women of color. Register today!

  • Housing Leaders Group of Greater Washington

    This initiative aims to secure $1  billion in new private and public capital to preserve and create affordable homes in our region. Read the announcement.

  • Hiring? Check out WRAG's job board
     

    Post your philanthropic and nonprofit job openings and we'll help you get the word out. A free service for members and $95 for non-members.

  • Looking for Back-Office Support?

    Fiscal sponsorship is one of the many ways WRAG serves the local philanthropic community. Click here to learn more about our services.

  • Washington AIDS Partnership

    Learn about the work of the Washington AIDS Partnership, its Health Corps team, and how you can join the fight against HIV/AIDS in our region. Visit the website.

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Latest News

January 2, 2020
WRAG's offices have moved to Navy Yard!
November 5, 2019
Last month, WRAG's Racial Equity Working Group hosted a community briefing & conversation to explore the intersection of immigrant justice and racial justice. In this blog post, REWG member Claudia Williams (Washington Area Women's Foundation) shares strategies for how philanthropy can effectively partner and support the pro-immigrant movement
July 15, 2019
Even without the citizenship question, we face challenges to a fair and accurate 2020 Census count. This is an all-hands-on-deck moment for the region.

Upcoming Events

21
Jan 2020

Members of the 2020 Census Working Group, and other funders interested in the topics of civic engagement and civic participation, are invited to this meeting on January 21. The first part of the meeting will be an opportunity to share updates with the working group and consider immediate next steps for the group. Then, we'll be joined by three special guests to help us consider philanthropy's role in supporting civic engagement beyond 2020.

23
Jan 2020

This brown bag lunch is an opportunity to explore one strategy for creating more equitable grantmaking processes: participatory grantmaking. REWG members with a experience with, or interest in, participatory grantmaking strategies are invited to this informal brown bag lunch with their colleagues.

03
Feb 2020

The Healthy Communities Working Group is a collection of WRAG members who come together to learn, network, and take action to make the Greater Washington region a place where all people thrive.

Spotlight

Taking Action to Ensure a Fair, Accurate, and Complete 2020 Census

The decennial census is a cornerstone of our democracy, determining Congressional districts and driving key decisions made by federal and local government, business, nonprofits, and philanthropy around the allocation of funding and where services are provided. Due to a number of factors, including the shift to online data collection and the climate of fear among communities that are traditionally some of the hardest to count, the threat of an inaccurate 2020 Census is very real. When children, people of color, immigrants, low-income families, and other vulnerable populations are undercounted, they are effectively made invisible. 

The region is mobilizing to get-out-the-count in 2020. WRAG invites members to join the 2020 Census Working Group to help leverage the resources of local philanthropy and other stakeholders to ensure an accurate and complete census count in the region. 

Watch the #CountDMVIn kickoff video above.