The Capitol Hill Community Foundation awards grants to non-profit organizations, schools and other neighborhood groups in support of programs and projects that benefit residents of the Capitol Hill neighborhood.


Grants are made in the following areas:

  • Children’s education – programs in schools as well as after-school tutoring and mentoring
  • Social Services
  • Arts, culture and recreation for children and adults
  • Enhancement of the physical environment

In general, the Foundation awards grants for projects with specific outcomes and projects with a broad reach in the Capitol Hill community.

Please see the Guidelines for instructions on how to apply for these grants. Please see Past Grantees for a list of our most recent grants.

Grants guidelines



These grants of up to $350 are considered and awarded any time throughout the year. They are usually given for one-time or emergency needs.

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Fall and Spring Grants:

These grants of up to $2,500 are awarded in November and May each year. The corresponding grant submission deadlines are in September and March each year. These grants are given to a wide variety of projects benefiting the community by assisting:

  • Schools and teachers
  • Other youth programming (afterschool, summer, etc.)
  • Social service programs
  • Arts and culture
  • Neighborhood beautification and community building
  • On occasion, awards of more than $2,500 are made for projects of particular merit.

Next Fall and Spring Grant Due Date:
Monday, March 27th at 5pm

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The Arnold F. Keller, Jr. Award

This special grant of $10,000 is made once a year at the Capitol Hill Community Achievement Awards dinner in May. It recognizes projects or organizations making significant, ongoing contributions to the life of the community. To be considered for the Arnold F. Keller, Jr. Award, please send a Letter of Inquiry to the Foundation describing how you might use this award to benefit the community.