The Weekly WRAG | Jan 26, 2022

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Mobilizing Philanthropy in the Greater Washington region

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Have you noticed something different about us? Perhaps it’s our new look as #WRAGturns30. This year, as we celebrate the milestone of our 30th anniversary as the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, we also celebrate a turning point in how we approach our work... 
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WRAG will be featuring DMV Black Philanthropy Leaders in honor of Black History Month! Do you know someone you think should be recognized? Let us know!
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On February 11, 2022 WRAG's Healthy Communities Working Group (HWCG) will be hosting :

“Deeply Rooted: History’s Lessons for Equity in Northern Virginia”, released in December 2021.

This report demonstrates disparities in education, income, housing, along with the harmful health effects of chronic exposure to discrimination, as products of history and are chiefly responsible for the large gaps in life expectancy that exist today


  • Dr. Steven Woolf, Senior Advisor, VCU Center for Society & Health
  • Patricia Mathews, President & CEO, Northern Virginia Health Foundation
This is a virtual event, click the button below for more info and to register.
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Exponent Philanthropy 
This four-month, 6-part series will take place from January-April 2022. Whitney Parnell, executive director and co-founder of Service Never Sleeps (SNS), will facilitate this powerful program, offer guidance to participants throughout the series, and create an environment where connections can be made with each other.
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WRAG Membership Renewal 

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 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

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. 

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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.
Working Group Recordings
Members of WRAG's working groups will receive the recording of their working group session after it has concluded. Working Group Recordings are available to members only. Interested in becoming a member? Interested in WRAG membership? Contact Todd Pittman, Director, Member Experience at, or schedule a time to connect HERE.
Dr. Yanique Redwood To Join BU Center For Antiracist Research as Executive Director

From the Article |"Dr. Yanique Redwood, a values-driven and innovative leader with decades of combined experience in racial equity, community-based participatory research and philanthropy, will be joining The Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. The Center was founded in 2020 by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, one of America’s foremost antiracist scholars and the author of several books, including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.."
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Press Release: Norton to Introduce Pay Equity Bill Requiring Employers to Provide Salary Range for Jobs in Advertisements and Interviews and to Existing Employees

From the Article |"Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), the first woman to chair the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, today announced that she will introduce a bill to require employers to provide the salary range for jobs in advertisements and interviews and to existing employees. Several states have enacted laws relating to salary range disclosure. "
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Task Force Issues Final Report, Recommendations on Food Insecurity in Prince George’s

From the Article | "One of the task force’s recommendations for Prince George’s officials to consider while working on the fiscal 2023 budget proposal is to set aside at least $250,000 to create a food security office. A director and staff would coordinate and lead various programs with other county agencies, private businesses, local farmers and residents."
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JPMorgan Chase Announces $75 Million Commitment to Help Close the Racial Wealth Divide in Greater Washington

From the Article | "On Tuesday, JPMorgan Chase announced a $75 million, five-year commitment in philanthropic capital and flexible low-cost loans to the Greater Washington region. These investments are drawn from critical lessons learned from the firm’s business growth and community investments in the Mid-Atlantic region over the past five years. Wards 7 & 8 in Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland will each benefit from $20 million from the new commitment, while the remaining $35 million will be divided up across the region including to places such as Richmond, Virginia. This new commitment brings the firm’s total investments focused on Black, Hispanic, Latino and other underserved communities in the region to $125 million by 2025. "
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Diverse City Fund is Hiring it's First Executive Director

The Diverse City Fund is partnering with POLIHIRE to find its next Executive Director. If you are interested in and prepared for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter outlining your qualifications and your resume to Please include only your name (Last, First) in the subject line when submitting these materials.

The annual salary for the Executive Director will be $100,000. The Diverse City Fund, through its fiscal sponsor, Social Good Fund, offers a competitive benefits package, which includes medical, vision, and dental plans and a 403(b) retirement savings plan.
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Race Equity Culture™ Fellowship Informational Webinar
Join GEO and Equity in the Center® on Wednesday, February 2 at 12:00 PM Eastern to learn about the Race Equity Culture™ Fellowship: a 10-month cohort for race equity leaders in philanthropy
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Awake to Woke to Work
Ground yourself in the process of building a Race Equity Culture. Explore the levers that drive change and the stages that mark transformation using the Race Equity Cycle. In collaboration with over 120 experts in the fields of DEI and race equity, we provide insights, tactics, and best practices to shift organizational culture and operationalize equity.
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