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.

OUR CURRENT PARTNER

Safe Shores is direct service organization dedicated to supporting, working with and advocating for children and adolescents affected by trauma, physical abuse, and violence in the District of Columbia.

They provide services to families and children to provide immediate healing and relief form the trauma of abuse. They investigate alleged abuse, conduct forensic interviews, provide family advocacy, reduce trauma, and identify resources so that children and families may begin the healing process. The entire Safe Shores team is co-located at our center in order to provide access to services in one centralized location.

Safe Shores will use the funds from DC WISE to continue their work to teach adults how to recognize, respond to and prevent child sexual abuse.

“Although the need and demand for our prevention work continues to grow, accessing funding to support prevention is often tough. Many traditional foundations won’t invest in prevention.  Neither do government agencies. We are thrilled to partner with DC WISE to support the prevention of child abuse.

Michelle Booth Cole
Executive Director
SAFE SHORES | The DC Children’s Advocacy Center

The DC WISE Impact

DC WISE has raised nearly $340,000 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

Still counting…

The DC WISE Impact

DC WISE has raised nearly $340,000 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.

N Street Village

$36,000

FAIR Girls

$69,002

Playtime Project

$106,847

Safe Shores

Still counting…

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 June of each year.  Funds will be dispersed after this event.

DC WISE is a non-profit organization committed to investing in and enhancing organizations that positively impact the lives of women and children in the District of Columbia.

GET IN TOUCH

1407 T Street NW

Suite 201

Washington, DC 20009

info@DCWISE.org

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