Washington, DC

Since 2000, we have awarded nearly $34 million in the Washington region to protect the environment, develop a sustainable food system, and support smart growth and equitable communities that are inclusive of vibrant arts and culture, quality health care and other efforts that support all residents' well-being. The Trusts are committed to protecting the rural character of the Northern Virginia countryside, as well as the culture and diversity of the region’s urban core. Protecting these resources requires ongoing vigilance, commitment and even a bit of grit. We take the long view and remain committed to a variety of strategies that, together, have a multiplying and enduring impact that strengthens the vitality of our communities.

Washington, DC

Since 2000, we have awarded nearly $34 million in the Washington region to protect the environment, develop a sustainable food system, and support smart growth and equitable communities that are inclusive of vibrant arts and culture, quality health care and other efforts that support all residents' well-being. The Trusts are committed to protecting the rural character of the Northern Virginia countryside, as well as the culture and diversity of the region’s urban core. Protecting these resources requires ongoing vigilance, commitment and even a bit of grit. We take the long view and remain committed to a variety of strategies that, together, have a multiplying and enduring impact that strengthens the vitality of our communities.

Washington, DC

Since 2000, we have awarded nearly $34 million in the Washington region to protect the environment, develop a sustainable food system, and support smart growth and equitable communities that are inclusive of vibrant arts and culture, quality health care and other efforts that support all residents' well-being. The Trusts are committed to protecting the rural character of the Northern Virginia countryside, as well as the culture and diversity of the region’s urban core. Protecting these resources requires ongoing vigilance, commitment and even a bit of grit. We take the long view and remain committed to a variety of strategies that, together, have a multiplying and enduring impact that strengthens the vitality of our communities.

Washington, DC

Since 2000, we have awarded nearly $34 million in the Washington region to protect the environment, develop a sustainable food system, and support smart growth and equitable communities that are inclusive of vibrant arts and culture, quality health care and other efforts that support all residents' well-being. The Trusts are committed to protecting the rural character of the Northern Virginia countryside, as well as the culture and diversity of the region’s urban core. Protecting these resources requires ongoing vigilance, commitment and even a bit of grit. We take the long view and remain committed to a variety of strategies that, together, have a multiplying and enduring impact that strengthens the vitality of our communities.

Washington, DC

Since 2000, we have awarded nearly $34 million in the Washington region to protect the environment, develop a sustainable food system, and support smart growth and equitable communities that are inclusive of vibrant arts and culture, quality health care and other efforts that support all residents' well-being. The Trusts are committed to protecting the rural character of the Northern Virginia countryside, as well as the culture and diversity of the region’s urban core. Protecting these resources requires ongoing vigilance, commitment and even a bit of grit. We take the long view and remain committed to a variety of strategies that, together, have a multiplying and enduring impact that strengthens the vitality of our communities.

Washington, DC

Since 2000, we have awarded nearly $34 million in the Washington region to protect the environment, develop a sustainable food system, and support smart growth and equitable communities that are inclusive of vibrant arts and culture, quality health care and other efforts that support all residents' well-being. The Trusts are committed to protecting the rural character of the Northern Virginia countryside, as well as the culture and diversity of the region’s urban core. Protecting these resources requires ongoing vigilance, commitment and even a bit of grit. We take the long view and remain committed to a variety of strategies that, together, have a multiplying and enduring impact that strengthens the vitality of our communities.

Washington, DC

Since 2000, we have awarded nearly $34 million in the Washington region to protect the environment, develop a sustainable food system, and support smart growth and equitable communities that are inclusive of vibrant arts and culture, quality health care and other efforts that support all residents' well-being. The Trusts are committed to protecting the rural character of the Northern Virginia countryside, as well as the culture and diversity of the region’s urban core. Protecting these resources requires ongoing vigilance, commitment and even a bit of grit. We take the long view and remain committed to a variety of strategies that, together, have a multiplying and enduring impact that strengthens the vitality of our communities.

Washington, DC

Since 2000, we have awarded nearly $34 million in the Washington region to protect the environment, develop a sustainable food system, and support smart growth and equitable communities that are inclusive of vibrant arts and culture, quality health care and other efforts that support all residents' well-being. The Trusts are committed to protecting the rural character of the Northern Virginia countryside, as well as the culture and diversity of the region’s urban core. Protecting these resources requires ongoing vigilance, commitment and even a bit of grit. We take the long view and remain committed to a variety of strategies that, together, have a multiplying and enduring impact that strengthens the vitality of our communities.

Areas of interest

Our  Washington,  DC  program  supports  a  vibrant  and  equitable  city  that  provides  a  high  quality  of  life  for  all  residents  of  the  District  of  Columbia,  while  protecting  the  natural  resources  and  the  rural  character  of  the  Northern  Virginia  Piedmont.  In  2017,  our  giving  in  DC  was  approximately  $2.1  million.  Click here for a breakdown.

Support for the arts as an integral part of a vibrant and equitable city. Key focus areas include:

Artistic excellence and access programs

  •  Major cultural institutions, mid-sized organizations and grassroots initiatives that create or present work to engage and inspire residents, and support local artists
  • Programs that provide access to the arts for underserved communities 

Community building

  • Cross-cultural understanding and initiatives that are reflective of the rich diversity of our region

Support to promote health and well-being and better health outcomes for residents, primarily in the District:

Health and well-being with a focus on district wards 7 & 8

  • Access to quality health care
  • Active living, nutrition education and healthy food access, and general well-being

Hospital morale 

  • Projects designed to improve the morale of hospital and medical personnel with a goal of improving patient outcomes

Parkinson’s research and services 

  • Research and medical training to enhance the field of Parkinson’s with the goal of finding a cure
  • Support for direct services to improve the day-to-day lives of those living with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers

Support for land use efforts designed to protect and preserve land and water resources and that contribute to equitable, inclusive communities with access to opportunity for all residents. This includes work to advance sustainable policy in transportation, land use, agricultural systems and natural resources.

Land protection

  • Preserve and protect the natural heritage of the Northern Viirginia Piedmont
  • Preserve and protect the rural quality of the Northern Virginia Piedmont and support smart growth and equitable development in the District’s urban core

Farming/new markets

  • Preserve farmland and promote the local farm economy, particularly in the Northern Virginia Piedmont and urban farming in DC
  • Identify and train new farmers with a focus on sustainable practices
  • Improve connections between local, sustainable farmers and new markets

Clean water

  • Promote and protect clean water in the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers and Chesapeake Bay watershed

Livable communities

  • Promote high-quality open space, with a focus on parks in the Anacostia River corridor, to encourage community building and support the health and well-being of residents in Wards 7&8
  • Empower and build the capacity of neighborhood-based organizations and community leaders to influence decision making related to a revitalized Anacostia River and adjacent parks
  • Support wealth-building and small business development for current residents in Wards 7&8 to ensure they have opportunities to remain and thrive in their communities
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After over 30 years of generosity, the MARPAT Foundation closed its doors in December 2017. As part of its final spend down, MARPAT entrusted us to allocate the remaining funds for Anacostia-related activities over the next five years. Support will align with our current priorities focused on:

  • Restoration of the Anacostia River and
  • Equitable revitalization of parks and communities in the Anacostia River corridor 
Preparing to apply

The Washington, DC program accepts applications  by  invitation  only  in  the  fall  and  spring  of each year. However,  please  contact  us  if  your  work  aligns  with  our  priorities.  We  are  eager  to  learn  about  visionary  leaders  and  innovative  programs. Note that our Washington program generally only funds organizations within the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia.

About eGrant: Proposals to Prince Charitable Trusts are only accepted through the eGrant.net online grant program (see “GO TO EGRANT” button below). If you have registered on eGrant.net with a funder other than Prince Charitable Trusts, you will also have to register separately with Prince to access our online application system.

About the proposal review process: Once a proposal has been received, you will be notified if we need additional information, and a site visit may be scheduled. Within six months of the proposal submission deadline, organizations will be notified as to whether the request has been funded.

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