Top Giving Foundations: DC

Foundations have far-ranging interests. With some research, you’ll find one that's a “fit” for your work.

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They’re prescreened: they have a staff, issue RFPs, or otherwise indicate interest in receiving grant proposals. Some foundations are omitted, even though they award large grants, because they don’t accept unsolicited grant proposals. We list up to forty foundations for each state.

Foundation Name Total Annual Giving
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation $88,068,857
Greater Washington Community Foundation $86,792,195
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region $78,255,037
The Wyss Foundation $62,480,832
American Near East Refugee Aid $60,344,445
Pan American Development Foundation $53,636,501
The Freedom Forum, Inc. $31,221,707
Aga Khan Foundation USA $27,471,438
The Gottesman Fund $22,632,237
Public Welfare Foundation, Inc. $21,066,287
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation $20,278,559
AARP Foundation $13,571,769
Freedom House $12,014,823
The Aspen Institute $10,839,838
Moriah Fund $10,061,639
Bender Foundation, Inc. $6,855,812
U.S. Soccer Foundation $6,529,529
Summit Fund of Washington $6,216,260
Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation $5,992,970
ActionAid International USA $5,927,344
The District of Columbia Bar Foundation $5,826,395
Bauman Family Foundation, Inc. $4,931,946
AIDS United $4,538,721
The German Marshall Fund of the United States $4,189,844
Jovid Foundation $3,389,604
Center for International Private Enterprise, Inc. $3,114,988
Citybridge Foundation $3,056,675
Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust $3,030,507
The Agua Fund $2,966,953
Richard Lounsbery Foundation $2,725,578
Professional Athletes Foundation $2,722,657
The Arca Foundation $2,460,750
The Summit Foundation $2,318,281
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. $2,240,184
The Global Fund for Children $2,156,198
The Eurasia Foundation $1,744,074
Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation $1,673,100
The Joseph E. and Marjorie B. Jones Foundation $1,602,600
Herb Block Foundation $1,403,750
Banyan Tree Foundation $1,351,578