“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.
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Food, social, and environmental justice – these are a few of the ideas that speak to the better world we strive for. An internationally recognized food writer and culinary historian, Michael W. Twitty promotes an extension of these concepts in his notion of “culinary justice”: the idea that historically oppressed peoples should be recognized for their contribution to national and global food traditions and have the opportunity to prosper from this knowledge.
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.
This is a case study of the 8 Neighbors group and its history from Georgetown University.
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.
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 look at changes in D.C.'s wards 7 and 8 in 2004
WRAG's Year in Review summary 2010, plus mid-year report
WRAG's Year in Review summary 2011
WRAG's Year in Review summary 2012
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.
2007-2008 series on new partnerships in Greater Washington's philanthropic community.
Report of the former Out of School Time Task Force
A directory of nonprofits in wards 7 and 8, originally published in 2005.
In the "Reflections on the Past" section, former WRAG board chairs share their thoughts on WRAG's evolution over the last two decades.
In October 2001, the Children, Youth, and Families (CYF) Working Group of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers initiated a series of discussions about how best to address the challenges facing District youth.