The Foundation seeks to address the barriers that prevent homeless and low-income people from becoming self-sufficient. We support organizations that help individuals and families overcome these obstacles and attain stable employment and safe, secure housing. Programs that receive support include supportive transitional and permanent housing providers, vocational training and placement, substance abuse treatment and recovery, health care and mental health services, childcare, access to public benefits, emergency rent and utility assistance, case management, and legal representation. Priority is given to comprehensive programs that provide a continuum of services to help homeless, low-income and at-risk individuals and families attain stable employment, safe and secure housing, and self-sufficiency.
The Foundation also supports low-barrier services such as feeding programs and temporary shelters that provide basic services for the street homeless, the chronically mentally ill, and the most vulnerable members of our community.
Homelessness and At-Risk/Low Income PopulationsBread for the City
Bread for the City provides legal, medical and social services, and emergency assistance to impoverished children and adults in Washington, D.C.
Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place
The Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place provides outreach, medical and psychiatric services, transitional and permanent housing, and social services for homeless men and women living in upper Northwest Washington, D.C.
DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen collects more than one million pounds of food each year from local foodservice businesses and restaurants and converts that donated food into nearly 4,000 meals each day and trains unemployed men and women for jobs in the foodservice industry.
DC Employment Justice Center
DC Employment Justice Center secures and enforces the rights of low-income workers in the Washington, DC metropolitan area by providing legal services and educational programs about workplace rights and responsibilities and by working on legislative campaigns that benefit low-wage workers.
Downtown Cluster of Congregations
Downtown Cluster of Congregations is an ecumenical association of 43 congregations that share resources to provide outreach, case management, and referrals to indigent street homeless in Washington, DC.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
The Washington, DC LISC program is a site of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, the largest community development support organization in the country. Its mission is to help community based organizations create healthy neighborhoods that are good places to live, work, raise children and conduct business.
Miriam’s Kitchen provides warm meals for the homeless in the DC community and case management to assist those in need of transportation, housing and other various needs.
N Street Village
N Street Village provides a wide range of services, including substance abuse treatment and recovery, social services, emergency shelter, childcare, medical and mental health services and affordable housing for low and moderate income families and individuals in the District of Columbia.
So Others Might Eat
SOME (So Others Might Eat) is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of the nation's capital.
Thrive DC (formerly the Dinner Program for Homeless Women)
Thrive DC serves over 100,000 meals to homeless, men, women and children annually.
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless provides legal representation and helps homeless individuals secure benefits, avoid eviction, access shelter or subsidized housing, and secure mental health services.
NNCF only makes grants to pre-selected organizations.
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