Our Mission

Many Hands is a women’s grantmaking organization committed to making a lasting impact on the lives of Washington, DC area women, children, and families in socioeconomic need and to helping its members become well-informed donors.

Our Philosophy

In order to effectively support women, children, and families in socioeconomic need, we must understand how race and other drivers of inequity shape the distribution of resources and opportunities within our society. We must also recognize and work to interrupt our own biases so that we, as grantmakers, do not reinforce inequitable outcomes.

To support this work, we are committed to building a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization. We believe that empowering a wide range of voices will promote deeper and more lasting learning that will inform our choices as Many Hands members and in our daily lives.

Our Network

Many Hands is proud to be part of a broader community of collective giving organizations that share information, resources, and best practices and promote high-impact community giving.

Philanos logoPhilanos empowers women by supporting the creation, development, and expansion of collective giving through informed grantmaking. Philanos has more than 70 affiliates worlwide, representing over 17,000 women. Collectively, affiliates have granted more than $125 million to nonprofit organizations in the US.

The DMV Collective Giving Network represents over 20 giving circles in the DC region whose members have pooled their resources to donate millions of dollars to local nonprofits. ts purpose is to unite and build the field of collective giving and provide opportunities for giving circles to network, learn, share best practices, and collaborate so they can continue to support and promote positive change in their communities.

Let’s make a difference together

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