Understanding the broad and changing needs of the communities in and around Washington, D.C., the Philip L. Graham Fund is dedicated to supporting organizations that provide a wide array of direct services to individuals and families. The Fund awards grants across four focus areas and a geographically vast area that includes 7 counties in Virginia and Maryland as well as the District of Columbia.

The Fund is always looking for innovative and efficient organizations to support. Over the past several decades, the Fund has invested tens of millions of dollars in the physical infrastructure, information technology, and transportation needs of local nonprofit organizations. Now, the Fund primarily awards general support grants. The Fund occasionally awards two-year grants to well-established organizations with a history of success in the community.

In 2023, the Philip L. Graham Fund awarded $5.69 million in grants to 149 organizations across Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Focus Areas

Reflective of its determination to respond to a wide range of community needs, the Fund's grant recipients are broad and varied. Grants are awarded across four interest areas.

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Recent Grants

A detailed listing of the Fund’s grants from the past 36 months can be viewed here.

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