From time to time the Foundation is approached about a unique opportunity to support a project on Capital Hill that has unique impact on our community that falls outside our typical grant making schedule. Below is a short list of these grants and a short synopsis of their impact.
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2019: Tyler School - Teaching Kitchen
2019: Capitol Hill Village - Office Infrastructure
2018: Capital HILL BID - Ready, Willing, and Working
Some ideas are just too good to pass up. Normally, the Capitol Hill Community Foundation only offers one large grant each year, the Keller Grant. This year, we paired with our underwriter National Capital Bank to offer a second significant grant of $20,000 to the GED (General Educational Development) program created by Ready, Willing & Working (RWW).
Most Hill residents know the “men in blue.” Since 2003, the Capitol Hill Business Improvement District (BID) has provided street cleaning teams and safety ambassadors to the neighborhood. Fewer people know that behind the BID lies RWW – a non-profit founded by Patty Brosmer that offers training and support to men with histories of incarceration and substance addiction.
RWW’s goals, though, stretch beyond just getting these men a solid BID job. They aim to help them find economic stability. The GED program funded by this grant is designed to help the men in blue get their educational certification and move on to lifelong careers, freeing up highly sought-after space in the RWW program for new men in blue.