The Weekly WRAG | Mar 2, 2022

Monday, March 7, 2022
Mobilizing Philanthropy in the Greater Washington region

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Join us in welcoming new WRAG member Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Learn more about the foundation here
The founding organizations of the Housing Justice Working Group – The Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, (WRAG), the Greater Washington Community Foundation, and HAND – write to Mayor Bowser to advocate the Mayor to utilize surplus revenues to support the over 40,000 DC residents (nearly half of an entire Ward in Washington D.C.) who are at risk of being evicted. 

Learn more about the letter and sign on to the letter via the button below. 
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ABFE, A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities

2021 Annual Report: 50th Anniversary Year 

Learn more about ABFE's work in 2021, their anniversary campaign, and their work looking ahead in 2022.

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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 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. 
Click here to learn more
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.
Maryland Gov. Hogan offers schools additional $125 million after accusations of shortchanging students

From the Article |"The Maryland Alliance for Racial Equity in Education, an advocacy group that criticized Hogan for leaving out the $125 million and noted that Baltimore and Prince George’s public schools have large numbers of students of color, credited Hogan’s move to add the funding to “relentless public pressure” and said the group applauds “every advocate, ally, policymaker, parent and student who spoke out in support of Black and brown student education."
Click here to read the article 

D.C. has enough cash on hand to help people facing eviction
From the Article | "As of the end of January, about 40,000 adult renters in the city were behind on their rent and might be facing the threat of eviction. Even by D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s (D) calculations, we need $187 million more for emergency rent and utility assistance. Moreover, our Rapid Rehousing program, designed to house families experiencing homelessness, will end aid to 913 families starting in March, and many of them will surely be added to the swelling numbers of the unhoused."
Click here to read the article

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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Watch the Meyer Foundation's series of short videos that highlight the work of our grantee partners in the #FundForBlackLedChange
Click here to watch the series
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