The Meyer Foundation pursues and invests in solutions that build an equitable Greater Washington community in which economically disadvantaged people thrive.
We envision a just, connected, and inclusive Greater Washington community in which systemic racism and its consequences no longer exist.
Our overarching strategy is to use all our resources, networks, and our voice to advance a vision of equity across the Greater Washington region. To achieve greater racial equity in housing, education, employment, and asset building, we employ the following strategies: Grantmaking, Capacity-Building, Collective Action, and Convening and Advocacy.
Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer created the Meyer Foundation in 1944. Eugene Meyer was an investment banker, public servant under seven U.S. presidents, and owner and publisher of The Washington Post. His wife, Agnes Ernst Meyer, was an accomplished journalist, author, lecturer, and citizen activist. In 1950 the Meyers created an independent board of business and civic leaders to guide the Foundation’s work. Read more about Our History.