Happy New Year!   

We’re pretty excited about the new year. Like you, we’ve been thinking about our resolutions and all that we hope to accomplish before next New Year’s Eve. In addition to eating better, going to the gym more, and calling our parents more, we have one resolution that we need your help with: to support even more innovative projects that tackle pressing social issues locally.

Since 2011, DC Social Innovation Project has awarded $100,000 in funding and pro bono services to help community members in Washington, DC develop and launch eight projects with innovative approaches to some of our area’s most pressing issues. These projects include:

  • a small-business incubator to help DC residents start food businesses,
  • a program pairing high school students with journalists from The Washington Post to help improve the students’ writing skills and prepare them for success in college, and
  • a community market bringing fresh produce and economic development opportunities to Ward 7.

Our resolution this year is to provide even more funding and services to support this work. We need your help to make that happen. To ring in the new year, we’re asking for your support to help us reach a goal of raising $2,013 by the end of next week. Whether you contribute $13.00, $20.13, or $130, your contribution will make a difference. As always, your contribution is tax-deductible and 100% of your donation goes directly to the grants we provide to help launch innovative projects. Since our grants are coupled with pro bono services, every $1 you donate becomes $4 in value. Additionally, all donations will be matched by a generous donor (for a total match of up to $2,500).

Please take a moment now to show your support and contribute!


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