- Classified as nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt status under Section 501 (c)(3) or Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code;
- Registered and operating within the WDC area; and
- At least 3 years of legal existence.
GRANTS NOT SUPPORTED
- Academic research programs.
- Individual petitions for scholarships.
- Individuals applying on their own behalf, including grant requests for travel or studies.
- Political activities.
- Religious activities.
- Capital campaigns/infrastructure projects/galas.
Before applying, please read the Improving Lives 2018 Guidelines.