The Weekly WRAG | Mar 9, 2022

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Mobilizing Philanthropy in the Greater Washington region

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Join us in welcoming new WRAG member if, A Foundation for Radical Possibility

Learn more about the Foundation here

What are ways in which our organizations can reduce incarceration? What does the path to Decarceration look like? What is the role of philanthropy in reducing incarceration within our communities of color in the Greater Washington region? This program will explore community-based alternatives to incarceration and how to increase social and family bonds that guide individuals away from crime.


  • Valerie Slater, Esq, Executive Director, RISE for Youth 

  • Thena Robinson Mock, Program Director Public Welfare Foundation 

  • Rachel Usdan, Peace for DC Fund 

  • Kevin Fields, Executive Director of Father Factor

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TD Charitable Foundation
TD Charitable Foundation Awards $5.8 Million to 33 Non-Profits Helping Affordable Housing Providers Deliver Critical Services.

"TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, today awarded a total of $5.8 million through the 16th annual Housing for Everyone grant program. The TD Charitable Foundation selected 33 non-profit organizations across TD Bank's footprint to receive Housing for Everyone grants ranging from $150,000 to $250,000."
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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.
DC churches create access to homeownership among Black residents

From the Article 
|" A group of D.C. churches is breaking down barriers to homeownership within the Black community by providing residents with resources that will help close the wealth gap across the city. The Washington Interfaith Network, an alliance of 50 D.C. churches, has launched the Building Black Equity and Wealth Through Homeownership initiative. The program is pursuing access to public land and government funding, while educating potential homeowners. So far, the Interfaith Network has placed 176 families into homes over the past decade, a mission that is creating stability and reducing violence."
Click here to read the article 

Launch of State of D.C. Schools 2020-21

The D.C. Policy Center is launching its State of D.C. Schools, 2020-21 report on March 10, 2022 from 3:30-4:30pm. 

This year’s report examines how students, families, and schools navigated virtual learning during school year 2020-21, the first full academic year when schools operated under pandemic conditions. Both qualitative and quantitative data show that the 2020-21 school year was a year of uncertainty for school communities. The report also reviews early signs of challenges related to virtual learning and finds that these manifested differently across different ages: fewer students enrolled in pre-kindergarten grades, fewer alumni began post-secondary after high school graduation, and most elementary and middle school students experienced unfinished learning. A year of school during the pandemic also led to disproportionate impacts for some student groups

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Moving Together Towards Abundance
From the Article | "How often have you attended a conference, a meeting, or listened to a speech lately that started with land acknowledgement? I’d bet it is growing and that is heartening. This acknowledgement is a key step to understanding the long history that has brought you to live on the land and the people to whom the land belongs. Yet, if you have moved on from acknowledgments unchanged in your actions, I challenge you to now go deeper in ways that lead to greater investments in Native communities. If philanthropy is truly about seeing the world as it could be, then we cannot sit complacent in the face of underinvestment in Indigenous communities!"

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