The Weekly WRAG 3/16/22

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Mobilizing Philanthropy in the Greater Washington region

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Join us in welcoming new WRAG member The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Learn more about the Foundation here
ABFE, A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities

Let's get ready to Harambee! We are excited to come together in person for the nation's largest convening of Black professionals in philanthropy - ABFE's 2022 Annual Conference, April 21st-23rd in Washington DC.

Meet us at the main stage (or online) for a series of thought-provoking plenaries focused on subjects important to Black communities, such as voting rights, federal policies, and Black family philanthropy. Additionally, attend a host of curated sessions designed to amplify ABFE's ten imperatives for the philanthropic sector.

Click here to learn more and register

This panel will focus on how women CEO's lead their team toward a more just and equitable organization. We will explore what it means to build the collective power of Black and brown people, advance equitable grantmaking, and build a supportive Board. 


  • Alexis L. Squire, Chief Service Officer, Executive Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser
  • Isabelle Leighton, Donors of Color Network
  • Lori Jackson, President and CEO at the Jane Bancroft Robinson Foundatio
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WRAG Membership Renewal 

Membership Renewal Deadline is March 31st
WRAG members have been sent their membership renewal packets. If you need to access the renewal form you can do so here or by clicking the button below. Not a member? Contact Todd Pittman here
WRAG Membership Renewal Form
WRAG Non Solicitation Policy
The meetings and activities of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers are not to be used to solicit grants, to solicit for professional services, or to promote any products, services, or events. This ensures a comfortable, respectful atmosphere in which professional relationships can be maintained. Members or guests who violate this non-solicitation policy will be excluded from future WRAG events and may not qualify for membership renewal
WRAG has published its new Strategic Framework transforming WRAG into a more racially just and philanthropy mobilizing organization. Check out the strategic framework by clicking the button below. 
WRAG Strategic Framework
Learn more about the Let's GO DMV! Guarantee Opportunity, Guaranteed Income pilot project by visiting the new website. 
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Looking For Shared Office Space?

WRAG is currently seeking subtenants for our space at the Navy Yard! Do you know of a nonprofit or foundation looking for office space? If interested, contact Leni Dworkis 

WRAG Member's Only Calendar

This WRAG member calendar acts as a resource for all WRAG members to submit and manage events throughout the year.  

Use of this calendar can ensure that events do not overlap between WRAG Members. 

To submit an event: make sure you're logged in, then click on the add event button. 

Click here to submit your first event!
WRAG Job Board
An employer looking to showcase your vision and culture? Jobseeker looking to apply your skills to make an impact in the Greater Washington region? Showcase your opportunities or discover what you are seeking on our job board!

WRAG will review all position descriptions submitted to our jobs board. Position descriptions must include the following information to be promoted on the WRAG job board:
  • Location information
    • Remote, hybrid, or on-location
  • Includes salary information
  • Includes benefits information  
Click here to post and search. Free to WRAG members!
Interested in WRAG membership? Contact Todd Pittman, Director, Member Experience at, or schedule a time to connect here.
Partnership to End Homelessness Awards Housing Justice Grants in Honor of Waldon Adams

From the Article |"The Partnership to End Homelessness (The Partnership) is pleased to announce $350,000 in grants awarded to seven organizations and coalitions leading systems change efforts in DC. Selected nonprofits receive $50,000 in funding to support work to end homelessness and increase the supply of deeply affordable housing.."
Click here to read the article 

Truist Foundation Partners with Connect Humanity to Advance the Internet Connectivity Space and Establish Digital Equity

From the Article | "Truist Foundation announced today it has awarded a $10 million grant to Connect Humanity, a nonprofit focused on advancing digital equity among historically marginalized communities. The grant will be used to strengthen Connect Humanity's current efforts in providing financing, tools, training and network builds to eliminate the digital divide. As more organizations and individuals adopt fully remote and digital work, the digital divide continues to expand, and barriers to entry deepen because of it. This Truist Foundation grant serves as an opportunity to advance the internet connectivity space and provide affordable and accessible training and networks for underconnected communities."
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Principles for Sustaining an Equitable Recovery

From the Article | "Growing wages and salaries, investment income, and business profits are boosting DC’s revenues, but not all of the District’s residents are on the path to recovery. There remains a huge gap between the city’s wealthier, largely white, residents and its Black and brown residents, who are disproportionately experiencing financial hardship, facing eviction, and carrying the trauma of sickness and death in their communities." 
Click here to read the article
United Way National Capital Area
Change Makers Education Series event, featuring a conversation on "The Impact of COVID-19 on Women in the Workforce." Have you registered yet? Find out more and sign up to attend the virtual event below. 
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The DAPP Survey and Report

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Sports and Entertainment Impact Collective, A Fiscally Sponsored Program of WRAG
"Too often, fun­ders fail to con­sid­er the total cost of their grants, cre­at­ing fund­ing gaps that have a dis­pro­por­tion­ate impact on small­er non­prof­its and orga­ni­za­tions of color."
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Applications are now open for the 2022 Sports & Entertainment Impact Certificate Cohort Launching May 19th.

SEIC offers the gold standard in trusted professional development for leaders across the sport, entertainment, and philanthropy industries. Our student experience stands apart from any other program: co-led by credible industry pioneers, our team of nearly 20 faculty is unmatched in size as is the quality of our 17 course curriculum.
Join Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia's conversation with Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation
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