All Many Hands members are warmly invited to participate in one of two upcoming listening sessions with Board members Wendy Gray and Anna Pfeiffer. These informal, small group conversations are intended to gather feedback to inform the strategic planning process that is currently under way. Both sessions will take place on Zoom.

Session 1: Wednesday, January 12 @ 10:00 am

Session 2: Thursday, January 13 @ 7:30 pm

Please contact Wendy Gray with any questions at

Register for Wed, 1/12
Register for Thurs, 1/13

Past Events

2022 Grant Cycle

Sunday, January 9 – Coffee & Conversation – An informal discussion of the Focus Area Committee (FAC) process and opportunity to meet this year’s FAC chairs for members interested in serving on a committee – Zoom meeting

Thursday, October 28; Thursday, November 4; Thursday, December 2 – “Head, Heart, and Hands” – Three-part racial equity learning session for current and recent members – Zoom meetings

Tuesday, October 19 – Applicant Webinar – Review of the grant process and Q&A with prospective applicants

Wednesday, October 13 – Meet & Greet for new and prospective members – Cleveland Park, DC

Wednesday, October 6 – Meet & Greet for new and prospective members – Zoom meeting

Tuesday, September 28 – 2022 Grant Cycle Member Kickoff – Zoom webinar with Paty Funegra (La Cocina VA, 2021 Partner Grantee) and Brett Meyers (Nourish Now, 2020 Impact Grantee)

2021 Grant Cycle

Thursday, May 13 – Annual Meeting – Zoom webinar with presentations by the four finalists for the 2021 Impact Grant and audience Q&A

Tuesday, April 27 – Participatory Grantmaking– Zoom conversation with Rubie Coles (Diverse City Fund) sponsored by the DMV Collective Giving Network

Thursday, April 22 – Pregnant Girl – Zoom conversation with author Nicole Lynn Lewis (Generation Hope, 2020 Partner Grantee)

Tuesday, March 9 – Member Book Club – Zoom discussion of $2 a Day by Kathryn Edin and Luke Shaefer and Maid by Stephanie Land

Tuesday, March 2 – Trust-Based Philanthropy – Zoom workshop with Shaady Selahi (Trust-Based Philanthropy Project) sponsored by the DMV Collective Giving Network

Thursday, February 25 – Member Coffee & Conversation – Zoom meeting with Nan Monday, Alejandra Carrera, and Heather Lynskey (Homestretch, 2020 Partner Grantee)

Sunday, January 10 – Member Coffee & Conversation – Zoom meeting with Grants Committee chair Kathryn Zecca and Focus Area Committee co-chairs

Tuesday, December 8 – Uncovering Unconscious Bias in Philanthropy – Zoom meeting with Melissa Sines (PEAK Grantmaking) sponsored by the DMV Collective Giving Network

Tuesday, December 1 – Philanthropy, Power, and Impact: A Conversation with Tamara Lucas Copeland and Kathy Kretman – Zoom webinar

Tuesday, November 17 – Member Coffee & Conversation – Zoom meeting with Tammi Houton (Nourish Now, 2020 Impact Grantee)

Thursday, November 12 – DC’s Maternal Mortality Crisis – Zoom meeting with Andria Cornell (Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs) and Ebony Marcelle (Community of Hope DC, 2008 Partner Grantee)

Thursday, October 15 – 2021 Grant Cycle Member Kickoff – Zoom meeting with Kris Thompson (Calvary Women’s Services, 2020/2012 Partner Grantee) and Kenneth Ward (College Bound, 2012 Impact Grantee)