Between the complex array of government programs, the many nonprofits organizations that have been created to serve post-9/11 veterans, and a lack of understanding of the needs on the part of civilians, it is hard to know if veterans are getting what they need. This edition of What Funders Need to Know explores some of the unique characteristics and circumstances of post-9/11 veterans and why philanthropy should support the nonprofit organizations that are serving them well.
In the latest edition of Our Region, Our Giving, we dig into data on giving, assets, funding practices, and trends in the sector that we collected from our member foundations and corporate giving programs in Summer 2014. The data tell a positive story about philanthropy in our region.
On October 17 2014, Washington Regional Food Funders welcomed more than 100 participants to Funding Greater Washington’s Food System: Opportunities Available through the 2014 Farm Bill at Gannett Headquarters in McLean, VA.
An audio recording of the September 17, 2014 panel discussion on Professor Alan Abramson's paper, "Foundations in the Washington, DC Region: The Puzzle of a Modest-Size Foundation Sector in a Wealthy Area."
June 2014 briefing on the impact of the FY2015 budget on public education in D.C.
This edition of What Funders Need to Know looks at the connections between housing and health.
A summary of a September 2013 convening of the region's food policy councils.
This W.K. Kellogg Foundation resource guide provides individuals and organizations with access to extensive learning materials, tools and data on racial inequities, their impact on communities of color, and the process for healing racial wounds so that communities can work together.
Why is the food system important to philanthropy? Because hunger, food insecurity, nutrition-related chronic disease, the health of our region’s resource lands and waterways, wages, and equal opportunity in the food economy all converge in our region's food system.
Summary of a learning event and stakeholder convening in Washington, DC.
Communities thrive when people are housed comfortably, safely, and affordably. This is especially true for children. And when children thrive, their educational and other outcomes are more likely to be positive.
In our latest edition of What Funders Need to Know, we look at the connection between stable housing and educational outcomes.
WRAG's Year in Review summary of 2013
Philanthropic giving in the Greater Washington region increased more than twice as much as the rest of the country in 2012.
Here are all of the ways that WRAG members can convene!
As older adults are increasingly choosing to age in place, cross-cutting issues are coming to the forefront – the quality of care received by disabled or chronically ill older adults in their own homes, and the quality of the jobs of the caregivers who provide this care.
A lot can change in a few years. That's why the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG) is excited to release Beyond Dollars: Philanthropy and BIG Change in the Greater Washington Region.
“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