Many Hands

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About our group

Many Hands
Leadership
Many Hands is a women's grantmaking organization committed to making a lasting impact on the lives of Washington, DC area women, children, and families in socioeconomic need and to helping its members become well-informed donors.

We pool gifts from nearly 300 members and friends to make high-dollar, low-strings grants to local nonprofits working in the fields of economic empowerment, education, health, and housing. Members serving on review committees identify four grantees each year through a thoughtful deliberative process. One grantee receives the $100,000 Impact Grant, based on members' votes. Three grantees receive Partner Grants ($72,500 each in 2021).

We also engage members and friends through education events designed to promote excellence in grantmaking and build mutually beneficial relationships with grantees. Our monthly newsletter shares information about events, program and grantee updates, and member-focused features.
$2,300,000
Total Raised
285
Total Donors
$1,000
Avg. Donation

Previously supported

N
Nourish Now
$100,000 raised
C
Calvary Women's Services
$55,500 raised
G
Generation Hope
$55,500 raised
H
Homestretch
$55,500 raised

Network Affiliation

DMV represents over 20 giving circles in the DC region whose members have pooled their resources to donate millions of dollars to local nonprofits.
Philanos is the largest collective giving network for women’s giving circles and other collective giving groups with more than 70 affiliates and 17,500 women involved in one or more circles.

Location Washington DC, District of Columbia, United States

Focus Areas Children & Family, Economic Empowerment, Education, Girls & Women, Health, Social & Human Services

Membership Focus Adults Women

Founded May 2004

Contact info@manyhandsdc.org

About our group

Many Hands
Leadership
Many Hands is a women's grantmaking organization committed to making a lasting impact on the lives of Washington, DC area women, children, and families in socioeconomic need and to helping its members become well-informed donors.

We pool gifts from nearly 300 members and friends to make high-dollar, low-strings grants to local nonprofits working in the fields of economic empowerment, education, health, and housing. Members serving on review committees identify four grantees each year through a thoughtful deliberative process. One grantee receives the $100,000 Impact Grant, based on members' votes. Three grantees receive Partner Grants ($72,500 each in 2021).

We also engage members and friends through education events designed to promote excellence in grantmaking and build mutually beneficial relationships with grantees. Our monthly newsletter shares information about events, program and grantee updates, and member-focused features.
$2,300,000
Total Raised
285
Total Donors
$1,000
Avg. Donation

Previously supported

N
Nourish Now
$100,000 raised
C
Calvary Women's Services
$55,500 raised
G
Generation Hope
$55,500 raised
H
Homestretch
$55,500 raised

Network Affiliation

DMV represents over 20 giving circles in the DC region whose members have pooled their resources to donate millions of dollars to local nonprofits.
Philanos is the largest collective giving network for women’s giving circles and other collective giving groups with more than 70 affiliates and 17,500 women involved in one or more circles.

Location Washington DC, District of Columbia, United States

Focus Areas Children & Family, Economic Empowerment, Education, Girls & Women, Health, Social & Human Services

Membership Focus Adults Women

Founded May 2004

Contact info@manyhandsdc.org

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