The spirit of the funding is simple in nature. One-page applications will be accepted over a 30-day period and grants up to $2,500 will be offered for projects or programs that impact DC proper. We ask that projects can begin and end in a three-month window. It is not required that applicants be part of or affiliated with a not-for-profit and businesses; artists, agitators, educators, and more are encouraged to apply.
Wonder where some of these microgrant investments have landed? We’ve sponsored murals, purchased diverse library books for under-resourced public schools, chipped in for a tractor needed by a veteran farmer and we sponsored a small organization that hosts birthday parties for homeless kids. We helped an entrepreneur get supplies to package his DC-specific hot sauce recipe, underwrote a bicycle repair station in Southeast DC where none existed and we partnered with an organization to provide carbon monoxide/smoke detectors to the elderly East of the River. And we KNOW there is more we can invest in. Is it you or your idea?
Our applications are currently closed. Next round will be announced in the Fall!