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
Tracey Tolbert Jones, Corresponding
Michelle L. Young, Treasurer
Robyn Cohen Hudson
Mary Q. Grant
Denise P. Kimbrough
Michelle E. Milam
Francis P. Nelson
Deborah D. Singleton
Venida Hamilton, Immediate Past Chair
& Registered Agent
Our New WDCAF Grant Awardees
• Byte Back, Inc.
Byte Back, Inc., is a nonprofit that provides free technology training for under educated and underemployed adults. It’s adult training program is organized in three steps: (1) Digital Literacy, (2) Certification Training, and (3) Job Readiness and Career Services Support. The $2,000 grant from the Foundation will be used to support Byte Back’s adult tech education and workforce development initiatives, which are committed to providing services to a minimum of 125 eligible adults in classes during 2019.
• The Essential Theatre
The Essential Theatre is a nonprofit that is dedicated to producing theater through the performing arts reflective of the African American experience. The Essential Theatre offers free community performances, to include in-school performances to selected primary and middle schools, of Harriet Tubman, and will offer free and reduced priced tickets for its production of the autobiographical play, “From the Mississippi Delta,” with performances in July 2019. The $1,000 grant from the Foundation will be used to subsidize the cost of free/reduced priced tickets for young audiences and community performances of “From the Mississippi Delta.”.
• The Fishing School (NEW)
The Fishing School is a nonprofit that serves the neediest Washington, DC communities to prepare elementary and middle school youth for success in high school and life. Its core approach is comprised of three program components: (1) Elementary Afterschool Program, (2) Summer Camp Program, and (3) Parent Engagement Program. The $2,000 grant from the Foundation will be used for academic instruction and supplies necessary to implement The Fishing School’s academic, life skills, and parent engagement programming.
• Perry School Community Services Center, Inc. (NEW)
Perry School Community Services Center, Inc., is a multi-agency human services center. One of its many programs, the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program is a national program of literacy and preschool education for preschoolers ages 3 to 5, especially serving disadvantaged youth from low-income families, and presents a high-quality, age-appropriate 30-week curriculum in which Home Visitors teach parents in their homes. The $2,000 grant from the Foundation will be used to support the HIPPY Program for 25 youth and 20 families.
• Washington, DC Metropolitan Chapter, The National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NEW)
The National Alumnae Association of Spelman College, Washington, DC Metropolitan Chapter has developed the Loving Me Girls’ Conference, which is held annually for young women ages 13-18 in the DC Metro Area encouraging them to be their “best” selves in the cultural context of Beauty, Self-Expression, Sisterhood, and Teamwork (B.E.S.T.). The $3,000 grant from the Foundation will be used to assist in covering the cost of the one-day conference for 100 attendees.
Don't miss the best food tasting event in town on May 4, 2019 from 3pm-6pm at Trinity Washington University
Distinguished Men Cookin' with the Deltas tickets now on sale atwww.wdcacdst.org