Interest Areas

From its earliest days, the Philip L. Graham Fund has supported both large and small arts organizations in and around Washington, D.C.  Many of the city’s largest and most innovative theater companies, museums, dance companies, and arts education programs can trace their earliest funding back to the Graham Fund. 

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Recognizing the importance of Washington, D.C., to the nation and the world, the Fund considers requests from institutions that tell the stories of our country’s history, values, accomplishments and those that strengthen the greater metropolitan community as a whole.

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The Philip L. Graham Fund is committed to supporting efforts to advance and expand educational offerings for the children of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.  The Fund gives highest priority to programs that improve public education at the pre-college level for disadvantaged, low-income students and schools that address other special needs segments of the population. 

 

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The Health & Human Services segment of the Philip L. Graham Fund’s giving portfolio focuses on organizations serving those in greatest need in our community. Organizations providing shelter, food, medical care, and counseling to low income members of our community remain a high priority for the Fund.  The Fund does not accept proposals from hospitals.

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In recognition of the Fund’s origins and strong belief in the important role effective journalism plays in our world, grants are occasionally awarded to organizations working to advance broad professional goals in the field of journalism.  The Fund considers requests from organizations with focused efforts within the United States and prefers to fund one-time capital expense requests rather than general operating or program support. 

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