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In 2014 WRAG’s Health Working Group changed its name to the Healthy Communities Working Group to better reflect the fact that community development, housing, education, food security, income, and the neighborhoods where people live, work, and play have more to do with the health of people and communities than medical care. In 2015 we developed a theory of change to help us make Greater Washington a region where communities across all jurisdictions are thriving, and all people are living their lives to their fullest potential.
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.
Our Region, Our Giving 2010
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.
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.
WRAG's Year in Review summary 2010, plus mid-year report
2007-2008 series on new partnerships in Greater Washington's philanthropic community.
WRAG's Racial Equity Working Group
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?
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.
The Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers' 2017-2018 Strategic Framework (published November 2016).
Common Grant Application
WRAG's Year in Review summary 2012
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.
Philanthropic giving in the Greater Washington region increased more than twice as much as the rest of the country in 2012.