THE DC WISE partnership program

Each year, DC WISE makes a 3 year commitment to a new partner organization to provide unrestricted funds to support women and children who are at-risk or disadvantaged.  These three-year grants enable our partners to make nimble financial decisions – whether to add a staff member, fund a new program, or fill in the gaps where city budgets fall short.

DC WISE Partners are organizations that are providing critical services and opportunities to women and children in Washington, D.C. who are homeless, low-income or otherwise at-risk.  Our dollars help to provide essential support services and supplies, create opportunities for education and employment, create healthy environments and challenge systemic injustice by advocating for policies and practices.

YEAR ONE

Our newest Partner will receive a large seed-money grant. Past grants have been between $100,000 and $150,000.

YEAR TWO

In the second year, the partner organization receives a smaller sustaining grant.  This amount is 10% of the total raised by DC WISE in that fiscal year. This can range from $10,000 to $15,000.

YEAR Three

In the third year,the partner organization receives a smaller sustaining grant.  This amount is 10% of the total raised by DC WISE in that fiscal year. This can range from $10,000 to $15,000.

2022 Partner | MY SISTER'S PLACE

DC Wise has chosen My Sister’s Place as our Partner Organization for 2022 because of the organizations commitment to providing safe housing and services to survivors of domestic violence and their families as they rebuild their lives on their own terms.

Our Mission
My Sister’s Place (MSP) shelters, supports and empowers survivors of domestic violence and their children, while providing leadership and education to build a supportive community. MSP is unique in offering a full continuum of care, from emergency shelter through transitional-to-permanent housing. Our experienced team of case managers and residential counselors provides clinical counseling, case management, and comprehensive services to empower survivors to recover and thrive. MSP also provides training, case consultation, and advocacy to engage communities to prevent violence and abuse.

Our Impact
Survivors Perspective
”I almost lost hope, and MSP
restored and brought my hope
back. The love and support has
permanently lit the light which I
was seeing from a distance.”
— X. D.

The DC WISE Impact

DC WISE has raised over $700,000 to support the work of our partners. We are using our network to build brighter futures for the disadvantaged women and children in Washington, DC.

FAIR GIRLS

$69,002

Safe Shores

$160,000

A Wider Circle

$100,000

BECOME A PARTNER

DC WISE has an annual application process.
If you are interested in being considered for a partnership, please fill out our online application. Applications are accepted in August and September.

STEP 1: APPLY

DC WISE Partnership applications are accepted in August and September. Applications must be made through the online process (link below).  If you have questions before submitting your application, please email info@dcwise.org.

The deadline for applications is September 30.

STEP 2: Review and Approval

DC WISE Partnership applications are evaluated by the DC WISE board based on merit and demonstration of need.

Applicants will be notified by the end of October.

STEP 3: partnership & funding

DC WISE holds a series of events to raise awareness and money for our partners throughout the fiscal year. Our partners are always invited to attend these events.  The annual DC WISE Gala is held in October of each year.  Funds will be dispersed after this event.

DC WISE is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to investing in and enhancing organizations that positively impact the lives of women and children in the District of Columbia. Tax ID: 46-5593472

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1810 14th ST, NW

Washington, DC 20009

info@DCWISE.org

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