women in need
Giving Together is a giving circle - a group of like-minded, committed women who pool funds and volunteer time to help low-income women and children in the Washington, DC area. Our members make all decisions on the allocation of funds by means of a thorough grantmaking process.
Giving Together has established a Racial Equity Working Group (REWG), with nearly one-quarter of our members volunteering to participate. This is the first step we are taking to implement a new mission statement goal — advancing racial equity and social justice — which our members adopted unanimously at the 2020 Annual Meeting in late September.
GT members made the following grant awards at the 2020 Annual Meeting:
$25,000 to Identity, an organization serving primarily Latino youth and their families in high poverty areas of Montgomery County. Identity will use GT funds to build long-term capacity as a trauma-informed organization.
$50,000 over two years (2020-2022) to Mercy Health Clinic, an organization of largely volunteer doctors and nurses, that provides free health care to needy adults in Montgomery County. Our funding will enable Mercy to permanently expand their medical and counseling services to adolescents age 13-17.
Working with KaBOOM! - a non-profit builder of more than 2000 play spaces nationwide - we built a recreational space for the kids at John Bayne Elementary School in Capitol Heights, MD.
BUILD DAY was October 26, 2019.