April 27, 2022 at 3:34 PM
For more than 40 years, Martha’s Table has worked to support strong children, strong families, and strong communities in DC so that every Washingtonian can stay and thrive.
Knowing that one’s neighborhood influences access to resources, we are doubling down on our investment in the communities we stand alongside.
We also believe that our neighbors know best what their communities want and need to thrive. In 2021, over 1,000 neighbors shaped Martha’s Table’s 5 -Year Strategic Plan. What we heard loud and clear from them is the need for direct investments to help grassroots organizations build capacity.
In response, we are proud to launch the Community Impact Fund at The Greater Washington Community Foundation. Through this fund, we will support and strengthen grassroots organizations in Ward 8 that have been historically excluded from institutional philanthropy and whose leadership and staff reflect the demographic composition and lived experiences of the communities they serve.
The next information session about eligibility, the application process, and how to join the Review Committee will be held on May 3 at 11 am.
To sign up to attend the first information session, please click here.
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Volunteer to Serve on the Review Committee
Martha’s Table work is continually informed by the expertise and voice of the neighbors we stand alongside. We are seeking Ward 8 residents to serve on the Review Committee.
It’s our hope the committee will reflect the diversity of neighbors and a variety of lived experiences including parents, seasoned citizens, returning citizens, young adults, members of the LGBTQIA community, and those living with a disability.
Reviewers will bring to the selection process the benefits of their life experience, diverse outlooks, and local knowledge. They will be committed to objectively reviewing applications to ensure that grantees are selected in a fair and consistent way.
To learn more and apply to serve on the Review Committee, please click the link below.Volunteer Today!
The Martha’s Table Community Impact Fund is a grant program to support and strengthen Ward 8 nonprofits. This direct investment will help build capacity for organizations historically excluded from institutional philanthropy and whose leadership and staff reflect the demographic composition and lived experiences of the communities they serve.
For the 2022-2023 grant cycle, there will be up to 10 unrestricted, general operating grants awarded. Each grant will be a maximum of $10,000.
Grant funding can be used to support a wide-range of mission-focused activities from supporting specific, targeted initiatives to unrestricted use for capacity-building with a particular interest in projects that:
To be eligible, applicants must:
If you do not meet the eligibility criteria at this time, please be advised that Martha’s Table is planning other training and technical assistance programs that your organization may qualify for. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
The grant application period will open on Monday, April 4, 2022.
The grant application period will close on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 5:00 pm EST.
MT has taken multiple steps to ensure the proposal review and grant recipient selection process remains fair and equitable.
A Review Committee of volunteers who live and/or work primarily in Ward 8 will conduct a blind review and scoring of proposals. It is our hope that the reviewers will reflect the diversity of our neighbors including but not limited to parents, seasoned citizens, returning citizens, young adults, members of the LGBTQIA community, and those living with a disability.
To serve on the Review Committee, an individual must:
Review Committee members will receive a $500 stipend for their time and service. To volunteer, please click here.
For questions or help regarding the online application system, please contact Brittany Owens, Community Foundation’s Community Investment Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions regarding the Community Impact Fund grants, application requirements, or Review Committee, please contact email@example.com.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a day and time to use a computer and internet at Martha’s Table location at The Commons (2375 Elvans Road SE Washington, DC 20020)
April 19, 2022 at 8:00 AM
At Martha’s Table, volunteers are the driving force behind our work. They help us deliver on our mission and stand alongside our neighbors every single day. MT volunteers are made up of people from all walks of life who regularly come together in a commitment to supporting strong children, strong families, and strong communities through Martha’s Table. Earlier this month we sat down with three such volunteers who, at Martha’s Table, are famously known as the Lobby Ladies. Watch the interview to learn who the Lobby Ladies are and why they serve!
March 30, 2022 at 12:32 PM
During National Nutrition month, Martha’s Table’s healthy food programming was in full gear providing our early learners, partners, and neighbors with fresh groceries, hot meals, and educational presentations. Our Community Nutritionist, Camille Range, led multiple nutrition-focused initiatives ranging from MT’s participation in Hear the DC Crunch to demonstrating nutrient-rich and flavorful recipes for children in our partner schools.