Areas of Interest

Selected grantsARTS AND CULTURE

The Trusts promote the artistic and cultural dynamism of the city by making grants to arts and culture organizations in Washington, DC. The Trusts are especially interested in organizations that focus on visual arts from the 18th century through the present, opera, arts and culture programs with historic significance, and organizations that are cultivating new audiences.

The Trusts operate two grant programs, primarily in the Metropolitan Washington Region:

Selected grantsHospital Morale Programs

  • Grants for projects designed to improve the morale of hospital and community-based medical and clinic personnel. The program is grounded in the belief that improving the morale of those who care for patients will improve patient outcomes.

Selected grantsCommunity-based Clinics Program

  • Grants for research into the cure of Parkinson’s disease or the alleviation of symptoms accompanying Parkinson’s Disease
  • Grants for caregiver and other support programs addressing Parkinson’s disease


Watch ‘When Mickey Came to Town’ to learn about our efforts to protect the Virginia Piedmont.

The Trusts support organizations or programs that:

  • Preserve and protect the rural quality of the Northern Virginia Piedmont
  • Promote regional dialogue and cooperation on transportation, land use, agricultural systems and environmental concerns
  • Promote and protect clean water in the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers and Chesapeake Bay watershed
  • Promote parklands development and the health and well-being of local residents in Wards 7 and 8 while helping ensure they have opportunities to remain and thrive in their communities
  • Build local capacity and empower community based organizations and leaders to influence decision making and provide essential programming for a revitalized Anacostia River and adjacent parks

Selected grantsFARM TO TABLE

Watch ’50 Years of Farming’ to learn about Potomac Vegetable Farms.

Watch “Farming for the Future” to learn about the Farm to Table initiative.

Watch “Culture of Collards” to learn how farmers are preserving culture and promoting healthy communities.

Farm to Table is a new initiative that incorporates several of the Trusts’ previous priorities from “Community and Environment”; “Youth: Arts, Environment and Leadership” and “Health.” The Trusts support organizations or programs that:

  • Protect and promote the farm economy, particularly in the Virginia Piedmont
  • Identify and train new farmers
  • Improve the connection between farmers and local markets while bringing nutritious local food into low income communities in the Washington Metropolitan Region
  • Encourage youth involvement as leaders in the above activities


Support for community-based organizations serving neighborhoods of special interest to the Trusts, especially the Foggy Bottom and Georgetown neighborhoods in Washington, DC.

Selected grantsCAPITAL

A very small number of capital grants may be awarded each year to organizations with which the Trusts have had a prior giving relationship.


The Emergency Services program has been discontinued and replaced by our Neighborhood Civic Support program.