The Meyer Foundation identifies and invests in visionary leaders and effective community-based nonprofit organizations that are working to create lasting improvements in the lives of low-income people in the Washington, DC metropolitan region, and works to strengthen the region's nonprofit sector as a vital and respected partner in meeting community needs.
The Meyer Foundation's grantmaking is focused on four priority program areas:
Improving life outcomes for children and youth from low-income families by supporting work across a comprehensive education continuum to ensure that young people graduate from high school and earn post-secondary credentials. Learn more.
Building thriving communities in which low-income adults and families have access to health care and other essential services, and supporting public policy changes to reduce poverty. Learn more.
Helping low-income adults and families to stabilize their lives, build assets, and achieve financial independence by improving their access to living wage jobs and other economic and social supports. Learn more.
Increasing the effectiveness, sustainability, and influence of the Foundation's grantees and Greater Washington's nonprofit sector, and strengthening philanthropy in the region. Learn more.
Within each of these program areas, the Foundation has outlined the outcomes we're seeking to achieve and additional criteria for funding. You can review the program area descriptions by following the links above.
In all our grantmaking, the Meyer Foundation seeks to support:
Visionary and talented nonprofit leaders who are succeeding in meeting the needs of their communities.
Well-managed and sustainable organizations that can demonstrate impact and become anchors of their communities over time.
Organizations and strategies that are working to achieve lasting improvement in the lives of low-income people, families, and communities and the social and economic systems that support them.