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 need and to helping its members become well-informed donors.
By leveraging the power of collective giving, we seek to be the most meaningful vehicle for giving in our members’ lives.
Many Hands is a member of several groups that bring collective giving organizations together to share information, resources, and best practices and to promote high-impact community giving.
Catalist, formerly WCGN, the Women’s Collective Giving Grantmakers Network, empowers women by supporting the creation, development, and expansion of collective giving through informed grantmaking. Catalist has more than 70 affiliates worlwide, representing over 17,000 women. Collectively, Catalist 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.
The Maryland Philanthropy Network is a statewide association of more than 130 private and community foundations, intermediaries, corporations, donor-advised funds, and private charities, which convenes and provides programming and support for area collective giving organizations.
Ann-Marie Binsner, executive director of CASA/Prince George's County; Dr. Sheryl Brissett Chapman, executive director of The National Center for Children and Families; and Lisa Dominguez, director of clinical services at Safe Shores, addressed the challenges facing children in foster care and foster parents at a recent Many Hands panel discussion. Read a recap of the discussion.
- Access Youth
- Greater DC Diaper Bank
- New Endeavors by Women
- Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George’s County