“Affordable housing” can seem like a vague term, but it has a specific definition. For a home to be affordable, it means that the amount a person spends – rent/mortgage, insurance, taxes, and utilities – is less than 30% of the household income.
WRAG's Year in Review summary 2012
In the "Reflections on the Past" section, former WRAG board chairs share their thoughts on WRAG's evolution over the last two decades.
What Funders Need to Know: How Do Teachers Become Great?
Our Region, Our Giving 2012
This how-to primer from Mission Investors Exchange is a comprehensive tool to increase your understanding about making program-related investments (PRIs).
WRAG's Year in Review summary 2011
WRAG's strategic framework, "New Frame, Lasting Value, Solid Foundation," which guides our work from 2012 through 2014.
The purpose of this research is to examine the current situation of the philanthropic roles and contributions by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the Washington metropolitan area, and how their roles and funding of the region’s nonprofit community may change in the near future.
Our Region, Our Giving 2011
The Project Streamline Grantmaker Assessment Tool is an online survey that generates a comparative report about your grantmaking processes. This tool will enable you to compare your grantmaking processes to those of other funders, as well as to the principles described in the report, Drowning in Paperwork, Distracted from Purpose.
WRAG's Year in Review summary 2010, plus mid-year report
This report from Grantmakers in the Arts discusses practices that arts funders have adopted which have inadvertently contributed to the chronic undercapitalization of the sector and suggests practices for the future.
This is a case study of the 8 Neighbors group and its history from Georgetown University.
Our Region, Our Giving 2010
Beyond Dollars: Investing in Big Change: How Washington Area Grantmakers Are Creating Lasting Impact, presents a series of recent case studies of Washington area “Big Change” grantmaking – initiatives that have, among other things, helped produce a drastic reduction in the local teen pregnancy rate, and helped access millions of dollars of previously untapped funding to feed the area’s hungry.
Our Region, Our Giving 2009
The Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area is home to more than four million people who live in the city and the surrounding Virginia and Maryland communities. All of us who live here hope that we, our families, friends and neighbors can be healthy and stay healthy throughout our lives. But how healthy are we?
A focus on racial equity can increase your effectiveness at every stage of the grant making process. Explores how a racial equity lens can help you scan your field or community, cultivate new leaders, encourage creative approaches, and nourish change inside your own foundation from Grantcraft.