The Next Gen Giving Circle is pleased to announce the launch of its first grant application to support small nonprofits and community-based organizations in the Greater Washington Region. The application deadline is September 3rd at 6 PM. Founded in 2019, the Next Gen Giving Circle’s mission is to cultivate the next generation of philanthropists in the Greater Washington Region. The circle is made up of 80+ mid-career professionals whose collective contributions support local community causes. Our members recognize the adverse health and economic impacts that COVID-19 has had on our neighbors across the region. The giving circle invites applications from small nonprofits and community-based organizations supporting our neighbors facing housing and food insecurity as the pandemic progresses. This year’s funding priorities are:
Preventing evictions and foreclosures related to the economic distress of COVID-19. Eligible programs might include, but are not limited to, direct financial assistance for individuals, legal aid, and case management; and
Food and grocery assistance. Eligible programs might include, but are not limited to, community food pantries, grocery drop offs, community farms and gleaning programs.
Given the disproportionate impact of the pandemic’s fallout on black and brown communities, we are particularly committed to supporting BIPOC-led organizations; efforts driven by local community leaders; and support for programs that connect with hard-to-reach communities. For the purposes of this grant, we define a “small” nonprofit or community-based organization as budgeted expenses under $500,000. We will accept applications from entities with fiscal sponsors. To see the grant guidelines, application questions, and to learn about the selection process, please visit our website. Details about upcoming Q&A webinars are in the grant guidelines. Thank you for your interest in the Next Gen Giving Circle. Questions about becoming a member, media inquiries, or other requests can be directed to email@example.com. Sincerely, The Grants Committee Next Gen Giving Circle