Capacity-building grant programs are intended to boost a nonprofit’s effectiveness, and with 77 percent of staffed grantmakers funding such efforts,* many in philanthropy must believe that investments produce positive outcomes for grantees. Until now, however, research in this area has been limited, making it difficult to assess the impact of this support beyond a typical grant period.
Last week, the Meyer Foundation and the Consumer Health Foundation (CHF) convened community members, advocates, and policymakers in the District to unpack the findings of the new Urban Institute digital feature, A Vision for an Equitable DC. The report, commissioned by Meyer and CHF, takes an in-depth look at the state of equity among the District’s black, white, and Hispanic residents using ward-level data.
On October 18, the board of directors of the Meyer Foundation approved an unprecedented investment of $1 million to support the production and preservation of affordable housing in the Greater Washington region.
The board of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, a private foundation in Washington, DC, elected Deborah Ratner Salzberg as chair of the board at its June 2, 2016 meeting.
The Meyer Foundation’s board of directors approved the first round of grants under the Foundation’s new strategic plan on June 2. The 80 grants, which totaled $3.25 million, reflect the Foundation’s mission to build an equitable Greater Washington region in which economically vulnerable people thrive.
The board of directors of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation has elected Rajiv Vinnakota, executive vice president for youth and engagement programs at the Aspen Institute, to a three-year term on the Foundation’s board.
The Children Fleeing Violence Fund, a collaborative grantmaking effort established by the Meyer Foundation, has awarded a first round of four grants totaling $130,000 to organizations that serve young people living in the DC region after fleeing violence in Central America.
At its May 7 meeting, the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation board of directors approved 82 grants totaling $3.4 million in the Foundation’s four program areas of Education, Healthy Communities, Economic Security, and a Strong Nonprofit Sector. These grants will support organizations whose work collectively touches the lives of more than 300,000 low-income people in the Washington metropolitan region.
The board of directors of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation has elected Dr. Charlene M. Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College, to a three-year term on the Foundation’s board, beginning in March 2015.
The board of directors of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation has elected Michael N. Harreld, regional president of PNC Bank for the Greater Washington Area, to a three-year term on the Foundation’s board, beginning in January 2015.