Each year Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration distributes $7 million dollars in funding to qualified community-based organizations (CBOs) in the District of Columbia through the outreach offices of the Mayor’s Office on Community Affairs (MOCA). These outreach offices manage community grant programs and work with grantees to implement programs focused on Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Priorities for District residents:
Fight For The Middle Class
End Gun Violence
All Students On A Pathway To Success
MOCA Grantees by Agency
Mayor’s Office on African Affairs (MOAA)
Mayor’s Office of African American Affairs (MOAAA)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington
Building Bridges Across the River
Congress Heights Community Training and Development Corporation
DC Affordable Law Firm
DC Strings Workshop, Inc.
DC Theater Arts Collaborative (DBA Anacostia Playhouse)
Dreaming Out Loud, Inc
The Dance Institute of Washington
Young Men's Christian Association of Metropolitan Washington
Mayor’s Office on Asian & Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA)
Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (MOLA)
Mayor’s Office on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning Affairs (MOLGBTQA)
The Mayor’s Office of Volunteerism and Partnerships (Serve DC)
Center for Inspired Teaching
Kid Power, Inc.
Latin American Youth Center
The Literacy Lab
The National Reentry Network
Relay Graduate School of Education
Teach for America
Teens Run DC
Washington AIDS Partnership
Immigrant Justice Legal Services Grant (IJLS)
Under Mayor Bowser’s leadership the Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs and the Office of the General Counsel are excited to announce the following list of organizations that will serve as grantees under the FY 23 Immigrant Justice Legal Service (IJLS). These 25 IJLS grantees will provide legal services on a pro bono and low bono basis to DC residents in need of assistance.
Any DC residents in need of legal help with an immigration matter may contact the organization(s) below. To get in contact with these organizations, please click on the organization’s name below to be directed to their respective website and retrieve their contact information:Whitman-Walker Health – De Colores (DC) Legal Access Initiative
2020 DC HOPE Community Grant
African Women’s Cancer Awareness Association
Anacostia Coordinating Council
Asian American LEAD
Bread for the City, Inc.
Bright Beginnings, Inc.
Capital Youth Empowerment Program
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Inc.
Central Community Development Corporation
Christian Tabernacle of God, Inc.
Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development
Columbia Heights Day Initiative DBA District Bridges
Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
Community College Preparatory Academy
Community of Hope
Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center dba Central Community Development Corporation
DC Dream Center
DC Jobs with Justice
Echelon Community Service
Ethiopian Community Center
Exodus Treatment Center
Faith for the City
Greater Washington Urban League
Healthy Babies Project
Hepatitis B Initiative of Washington DC
Homes for Hope, Inc.
Jah Kente International, Inc.
La Clinica del Pueblo
Latin American Youth Center
Leadership Council for Healthy Communities
Many Languages One Voice
Marshall Heights Community Development Organization, Inc.
Momma's Safe Haven
National Association for the Advancement of Returning Citizens
NCS Systems, Inc.
One Tent Health
Pathways to Housing DC
Prevention of Blindness Society
Reese Adbarat DSK Mariam Ethiopian Orthodox Church
Rehoboth Baptist Church
Renaissance Center for Culture and Education
Rich Capital Concepts
Rising Sun Programs
Rockson Community Development Corporation
Run Hope Work
Sasha Bruce Youthwork DC
Saving Our Next Generation
SLK Health Services Corporation
Special Olympics District of Columbia, Inc.
Stoddard Baptist Home Foundation, Inc.
The National Reentry Network for Returning Citizens
The Wanda Alston Foundation
The Washington City Orphan Asylum
Thurgood Marshall Child Development Center
Uptown Community Initiatives
Us Helping Us
Vida Senior Centers
Voices for a Second Chance
Volunteers of America Chesapeake, Inc.
Washington Literacy Center
Yaay Me, Inc.
Please find the application openings and submission deadlines for the MOCA grants:
Each year we are in need of volunteers to review grantee applications for each of our outreach offices.
Interested in being a Grant Reviewer?
Please complete the Grant Reviewer Form to sign up to become a grant reviewer for fiscal year 2023.
Funding Alerts and Grants Clearing House
We know how important it is to have access to capital to support mission critical operations. The Funding Alert, a free resource produced by Serve DC, highlights grant opportunities and resources for community-based, faith-based, 501 (c) (3) nonprofits, and District government agencies. In response to the District’s current public health emergency, the Funding Alert also includes coronavirus (COVID-19) related funding opportunities!
District Grants Clearinghouse
The Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism & Partnerships is the electronic clearinghouse for all District of Columbia government grant notices. See the chart below for current notices.
DC government agencies with requests or questions relating to the District Clearinghouse should contact [email protected].
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FY24 Empowering Change Against Gun Violence Grant
November 27, 2023
The Effi Barry Training Institute
December 5, 2023
FEMS – Paramedic-2024
December 8, 2023
First Episode Psychosis, Transition Age Youth
December 11, 2023
OSSE FY24 Healthy Schools Grant
December 19, 2023
FY24 Diaper Bank Grant
January 2, 2024
FY24 Produce Prescription Grant
January 2, 2024
Green Trades DC Technical Training Program
January 8, 2024
Enhancing Air Quality Awareness: Air Quality Advisory Board and Community Videos
January 15, 2024
River Terrace Wetland Enhancement
January 15, 2024
OSSE FY24 Early Literacy Intervention Initiative Grant
January 18, 2024
OSSE FY24 Flexible Scheduling Pilot Program
January 31, 2024
Meet Our Team
Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs
Mayor's Office on African Affairs
Mayor's Office on African American Affairs
Ianna Zaroubine Arenas
Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs
Mayor's Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Affairs
Serve DC - The Mayor's Office on Volunteerism and Partnerships
Cristina Sacco, Associate General Counsel
Grants Manager for the Immigrant Justice Legal Services Grant