We are pleased to bring you the 2019 edition of Our Region, Our Giving, the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers’ annual report on our members’ philanthropy in the District of Columbia, northern Virginia, and suburban Maryland. Over the past summer, we surveyed our membership on their 2018 giving and assets, the strategies they employ to achieve their philanthropic goals, and the changes they anticipate for their institutions over the next year. These funders represent a cross-section of the region’s philanthropic community, including independent, family, corporate, community, and public foundations, as well as corporate giving programs. While they have a diverse set of programmatic and geographic priorities, and a range of resources dedicated to philanthropy, they are united by a common commitment to WRAG’s mission of improving the health and vitality of the region and all who live here.
In the 2018 edition of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers’ Our Region, Our Giving report, we take a look at WRAG member giving in the Greater Washington region in 2017. This snapshot of our membership’s philanthropy represents over $217.6 million in giving to nonprofit organizations that serve the region and nearly $3.6 billion in assets.
The 2017 edition of WRAG's annual report on philanthropy in the region.
The 2016 edition of WRAG's annual report on philanthropy in the region.
A quick look at recent giving by foundations and corporations in the Greater Washington region.
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.
Philanthropic giving in the Greater Washington region increased more than twice as much as the rest of the country in 2012.
In the "Reflections on the Past" section, former WRAG board chairs share their thoughts on WRAG's evolution over the last two decades.
Our Region, Our Giving 2012