DC Social Innovation Project is a small, but mighty organization that provides leadership to support early-stage social innovators. Working in partnership, we are finding and cultivating new ideas that fill critical gaps in the solution supply chain here in the District of Columbia to tackle poverty. For every $1 we raise, we provide $7 of matching pro-bono services and support our unique social capital grants valued at $25,000 per grantee. Since our founding we have provided $325,000 in social capital grants and have an 80% success rate.Donate Now!
“Eli and I had no experience in non-profits when we started four years ago. You have helped ensure the program’s success. In every way, we are fueled by your support.”Louis Goldstein
“I practice philanthropy every month by making, celebrating, and encouraging others to give a financial gift. You don’t have to be rich to join DCSIP’s giving circle – for only 3 coffees a month you can be part of a movement to empower DC’s communities with creativity, courage, and ideas.”Abi Feseha
Three Ways to Make It Happen
Become a Community Champion
- Help support new solutions to poverty! Donate a minimum of $500 a year and take a front seat in our grantmaking process.
Become a Community Investor
- Help us tackle poverty for as little as 3 coffees per month! Earn recognition for your leadership to support social innovation that changes lives.
Become a StartUp Sponsor
- Underwrite our unique $25,000 social capital grant package with a $7,500 contribution to drive innovation in an area or community important to your business.
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