Grantees

meet our grantees

Through our Fall 2023 General Grant Program, we invested $338,100 in 50 groups, coalitions, and organizations, leading grassroots community-led projects engaging communities in mobilizing, advocacy & organizing, and healing justice.

GENERAL GRANT PROGRAM FALL 2023

GROUPS & ORGANIZATIONS

Ahk Connect is a collective of diverse youth spreading the word about social justice issues via fashion, art, poetry, music, and more.

Allies For Change is dedicated to supporting migrant women through direct services, education, advocacy, and community-building to enhance their ability to organize and bring about positive change in their communities.

Ally Theatre Company uses theatre to work directly with people currently and formerly incarcerated in the DC area to reimagine the prison system and advocate for change.

Amy Jacques Garvey Institute will train youth to advocate for Budget Justice for programs that benefit Black and brown youth, and prepare radical youth to obtain ballot access as Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners.

Anacostia Yogi will create a year long monthly podcast led by DC youth living east of the Anacostia River.

Black Girls Farm is teaching members how to grow their own food and working to implement policies that increase food accessibility.

Black Women Benefit is a free group therapy program for Black women living in D.C. dealing with impacts of systemic violence.

Business Technology Career Center, Inc. (BTCC) is encouraging advocacy through conversation and community organizing for low-income grandfamilies.

Claudia Jones School for Political Education’s Saturday School is presenting political education forums, workshops and panels in DC.

Collective Action for Safe Spaces is working to make DC safer for everyone through community engagement and safer, in-person opportunities for connection.

CreativeBar is empowering and amplifying the voices of young people.

Darfur Women Action Group is uplifting the voices of DC residents of African descent through advocacy training and movement building to enable them to enact structural social change for a more equitable DC.

DC Family Child Care Association provides initiatives for Family Childcare Teachers to “Speak Up and Speak Out” within their communities to city officials and local regulating agencies, bringing awareness of the benefits of home-based childcare.

Diverse Voices Coalition is seeking to address the mental health crisis within the LGBTQ+ community.

Fihankra Akoma Ntoaso (FAN) serves youth impacted by the foster care system, providing programming that will help them lead successful lives and break the cycle of intergenerational trauma and poverty.

Friends of the DC Streetcar does outreach and education about transportation equity in underserved communities along Benning Rd and Minnesota Ave east of the Anacostia River.

Growing Pain Solutions is working on a policy campaign to reduce the distance incarcerated DC residents can be sent away from their homes.

Healthy Babies Project, Inc. mobilizes under-resourced youth of color to train, be certified, and provide community-based doula support to improve health outcomes for their peers.

Manna, Inc.’s Housing Advocacy Team (HAT) is a group of low- to moderate-income community-led residents that choose to educate themselves and their neighborhoods on behalf of the community.

Many Languages One Voice (MLOV) is developing the leadership of immigrant youth of color to become community advocates.

MORE Inc teaches families East of the River when and how to raise their voices about neighborhood changes, ensuring they’re part of decisions that affect their homes and community.

Muslims for Just Futures is developing outdoor, COVID-safe political education for Black and Brown Muslim community members focused on the way DC institutions perpetuate harmful policies that impact our community.

Obatala’s Children is supporting advocacy and storytelling with Black and indigenous families with disabilities in DC.

On the Ground News Productions provides weekly coverage of news and views by and about the global majority living in Washington, DC, or those displaced to our adjoining regions.

Pan-African Community Action (PACA) is building community-led power through political education and participatory programs of action

Paul Laurence Dunbar Tenant Association is organizing to fight for preservation of their housing complex.

Peace House DC is organizing pop-up health clinics and online trainings for mental health first aid.

Recovery Café DC is supporting people in recovery through community building.

Restaurant Opportunities Center DC (ROC-DC) is building power with restaurant workers across the DMV in order to create a more just, equitable and dignified restaurant industry.

Rising Hearts is providing unwavering support, empowerment, and healing to women and children affected by gun violence.

Serve Your City is leading a Free School for Unlimited Youth programs, where students participate in free, culturally competent opportunities.

Ship and Anchor LLC is working to transform the criminal legal system and the lives of those most impacted by it.

Swap DC is bringing awareness to the consequences of consumerism on our environment and our culture.

The Language Key is a community based approach to expressive therapy, self-awareness, and processing of trauma & anxiety through music and language.

The National Reentry Network for Returning Citizens is responding to harm and health & safety needs with a drive to build community around disrupting the root causes of harm.

The Solomon Northup Collaborative is helping youth move forward in an ever-changing world, through understanding of other cultures, and identifying resources outside the traditional classroom setting

The Yellow House Collective’s film “Las Muertes Más Bellas del Mundo” is a documentary that tells the story of Salvadorean artists who gave birth to a uniquely Salvadorean-Washingtonian identity.

Ujima First is the latest continuation of community-oriented work developed by HUResist, feeding the community and engaging folks in political education

Voices for Change is assisting women dealing with grief who need support after loss.

COALITIONS

Anacostia Violence Prevention Coalition is creating a network of care to address systems of violence in our community.

BCI Solidarity Economy Network is building power with local cooperatives to grow the local solidarity economy movement.

Black Lives Matter DC COLLAB is building member organizations’ capacity, impact, and reach through collective community training and political education.

Campaign to Close Central Cell Block is shedding light on the horrible conditions of the CCB and working to close it immediately.

Coalition for the Prosperity and Preservation of Black Businesses on Georgia Avenue is collecting data on Black businesses on Georgia Avenue who have been victimized by developers to present to the Council, press, and Office of Inspector General.

DC Child Justice Coalition is launching a podcast that addresses important issues impacting disabled and neurodivergent pregnant people and multi-generationally impacted disabled families.

DC Girls’ Coalition is elevating and centering the voices of young women, girls, femmes, and gender non-conforming youth in policy, advocacy, and organizing work.

Love More Movement Coalition is engaging the community of Stoddert Terrace and surrounding communities with transformative programs focused on healing

Queer & Trans Asian and Pacific Islander (QTAPI) Coalition is working to bridge the gap of AAPI Heritage Month (May) and Pride Month (June) to center queer and trans AAPI communities (QTAPI) in the District.

Tragedy to Hope is working to prevent domestic vioence and support survivors through community awareness and policy.

Zero Waste Coalition will promote zero waste practices and sustainability through community outreach, advocacy, and collaboration in community.