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:
Arts & Creative Economy
Health & Wellness
Jobs & Economic Development
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)
African Communities Together (ACT)
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Research Institute
Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center
Asylum Seeker Assistance Project
Ayuda: Consultation and Representation Expansion Program
Ayuda: Community Legal Interpreter Bank
Briya Public Charter School: Immigration Legal Services and Education for the Briya Public Charter School Community
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition: DC Detained Immigrant Representation Program
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington: Immigration Legal Services
DC Affordable Law Firm: DC Comprehensive Immigration Legal Services Project
DC Volunteer Lawyers Project: Relief: Representation & Legal Advocacy for Immigrant Families
KIND Inc.: Unaccompanied Immigrant and Refugee Children: Access to Justice and Protection in Washington, DC
Latin American Youth Center: LAYC Immigrant Justice Program
Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia: Immigrants’ Rights Legal Services Project
Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International: TASSC Legal Services Program
Trabajadores Unidos de Washington DC: Adult Workers Immigration Legal Services Resources Project
US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants: USCRI DC Children’s Legal Services
Whitman-Walker Health De Colores 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:
FY2023 Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Grant
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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Improving Children’s Health and Mitigating COVID-19 Impacts
February 13, 2023
OSSE FY2023 Healthy Tots Wellness Grant
February 17, 2023
OSSE FY2023 Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Act Teacher Pipeline Grants
February 17, 2023
FY2023 Great Streets Retail Small Business Grant Program
February 24, 2023
DC FloodSmart Homes Resilience Upgrades
February 27, 2023
FY2023 Locally Made Manufacturing Grant
March 3, 2023
Access To Job Grant
March 4, 2023
FY2023 Neighborhood Prosperity Fund
March 3, 2023
OurTime Community Programs – Early Intervention (OurTime-CP-EI)
March 6, 2023
DC Electric Vehicle Grand Prix
March 6, 2023
OSSE FY2023 Summer Accelerator Grant
March 20, 2023
FY23 Reimagine Downtown Action Plan & Engagement Program
March 21, 2023
FY2023 Notice of Funding Availability
September 30, 2023
Meet Our Team
Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs
Mayor's Office on African Affairs
Mayor's Office on African American Affairs
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