Our Region, Our Giving 2017

Publication date: 
November, 2017

The 2017 edition of Our Region, Our Giving takes a look at WRAG member giving in the Greater Washington region in 2016. This snapshot represents over $146 million in giving to nonprofit organizations that serve the region and over $3.5 billion in assets.

In this year’s report, we take a close look at a particular tool in the philanthropic toolbox: advocacy. Fifty percent of survey takers reported making grants to advocacy organizations and over 40 percent reported that they try to build relationships with policymakers and to educate them on issues of importance to their foundations.

We also followed up with our members to better understand the impact of our ongoing Putting Racism on the Table initiative. WRAG members seem to be actively committed to moving forward on race and racism. We find it promising that 36 percent of our members reported applying a racial equity lens to their grantmaking, and that another 34 percent are considering incorporating this lens into their work.

Click here to read the full report, which includes details on issue and geographic priorities, types of funding, and more.

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