How To Apply

before you apply

  1. REVIEW our revised WHAT WE FUND page to make sure your group is eligible and your work/project aligns with our funding priorities.
  2. ATTEND an Info Session. Info sessions for the Fall Grant, in English and Spanish, will be held virtually through Zoom at the following times with members of the DC Fund Board and Grantmaking Team. 

Application links are below.


tips for applying

  • START EARLY – register and create your organization’s account as early as possible to make sure you don’t run into any technical issues and have time to familiarize yourself with the application. Unlike past rounds, the application does not need to be completed at one time.

  • CONSIDER VIDEO – the application gives the option to submit a video response to certain project narrative questions. Video responses will be given the same weight as written responses in the grantmaking decisions, so feel free to pick the method that helps you tell your story best.

  • RETURN HOME – even technology isn’t perfect! If you get an error message while completing any part of the application, just try returning to the homepage and try again.

  • REACH OUT – if you need any assistance with the application or accessibility support, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at We are happy to virtually walk through the application process with you.

Ready to apply?

Applications open Monday, August 29th, 2022 at midnight and are due by 11:59 pm on Friday, September 30th, 2022 2022.

Applications are now closed.