from the Chair
Welcome to the website of
the Washington, D.C. Alumnae Foundation, Inc.
The Foundation has a rich history of providing funding, “Investing In
The Future of Our Community”, to worthy community service programs
targeted at improving the quality of life for the citizens of the District
We invite you take the time to look at our website. Here you will learn
about our history and the programs we have funded over the past
thirty years, review our grant application process, and most
importantly, see the many ways you can contribute to the Foundation, which
includes participation in our annual major fundraiser.
As a public Foundation,
we remain committed to supporting worth-while community programs. That
commitment can only continue with your support. On behalf of the Board of
Directors, I welcome you to our site. Look us over, share our vision, and
lend us your support.
President, Board of Directors
Venida Y. Hamilton, Vice-President
Karla Gilchrist-Saunders, Corresponding
Michelle L. Young, Treasurer
Mary Q. Grant
Francis P. Nelson
Deborah D. Singleton
Venida Hamilton, Immediate Past Chair
& Registered Agent
Our New WDCAF Grant Awardees
• Arts for Our Children
Arts for Our Children is the nonprofit arm of the Davis Center, a professional dance studio. Incorporated in 2007, Arts for Our Children provides scholarships for students to participate in Davis Center’s programs. The center provides instruction in a variety of dance forms, including ballet, modern, tap and hip-hop, and teaches lifelong skills in etiquette, grooming, dressing for success and other areas. Arts for Our Children will receive a grant in the amount of $3500.00, which will be used to teach 36 students, ages 7 to 11, classical ballet, etiquette and proper nutrition.
• DC Forster and Adoptive Parent Advocacy Center (FAPAC)
The DC Foster and Adoptive Parent Advocacy Center (FAPAC) is a small non-profit organization founded in 2000 to address child welfare reform in DC. FAPAC is a respected and effective organization committed to ensuring that abused and neglected children find stability and permanency with loving parents who are well prepared and supported to meet their special needs and help them heal. FAPAC will receive a grant in the amount of $2,500.00 for its parent education program, which will be used to offer parenting workshops and coaching for young Washington, DC parents age 25 and younger, with children under the age of 10 years old.
• Georgetown Ministry Center (GMC)
The Georgetown Ministry Center (GMC) has provided essential services to individuals experiencing homelessness in and around the Georgetown neighborhood. GMC is both an oasis and liaison for disconnected homeless individuals to a better life, providing them with mental health and medical professionals, case workers and others who can be instrumental in facilitating their transition out of homelessness. GMC will receive a grant in the amount of $5,000.00 for its Winter Congregation Based Shelter. The shelter provides breakfast, dinner, psychiatric care, case management and a warm safe haven to 10-15 residents.
Our New WDCAF Donation Recipients
• Endeavors by Women (NEW)
New Endeavors by Women (NEW) creates futures. NEW provides a nurturing environment so that women can recognize their worth. NEW transforms lives, by providing housing, fostering the development of life skills and promoting education and employment to end the cycle of homelessness. The Foundation participated as a 1 Star Sponsorship at $1,000.