Members – Join us at the Annual Meeting to help choose the 2022 recipient of the Many Hands $100,000 Impact Grant!

When: Thursday, May 12, 2022
Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Grantee presentations and Q&A begin at 7:00 pm.

Where: Chevy Chase Village Hall
5906 Connecticut Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Street parking is available. Light refreshments will be served.

We are delighted to welcome Many Hands members and their guests to the 2022 Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 12 at Chevy Chase Village Hall.

The Annual Meeting is always a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the work of Many Hands grantees and the generosity of our community. This year, we are particularly excited to be gathering in person to reconnect with old friends and meet the new friends we’ve made on Zoom over the past two years.

The Annual Meeting is also the perfect way to introduce Many Hands to a friend. Invite a guest to discover the power of collective giving!

New this year, we will livestream the Annual Meeting for members who are unable to attend in person. Livestream attendees will be able to watch the meeting in real time but will be asked to submit questions for the grantees in advance.

Following the meeting, members will vote on the four grantees. One organization will receive the $100,000 Impact Grant; three will receive Partner Grants of at least $60,000 each. All voting will take place electronically, beginning the evening of May 12. Voting instructions will be sent with the grantees’ proposals in early May. Please note that we do not plan to distribute recordings of grantee presentations.

Many Hands remains COVID-aware and will abide by all restrictions in effect in Montgomery County. At this point, we are not requiring proof of vaccination or masks; however, we will happily provide masks at check in. We will keep you fully informed of any changes to our plans.

Please email Lynne Battle and Frazier Schulman at with any questions about the Annual Meeting. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Watch the Recording

Past Events

2022 Grant Cycle

Tuesday, March 15 – An Inside Look at Nonprofit Leadership – Zoom meeting with Arleen Joell (CAFY, 2021 Partner Grantee) and Jhae Thompson (Community Youth Advance, 2021 Partner Grantee)

Wednesday, March 9 – Member listening session (Zoom meeting)

Wednesday, February 2 – Member listening session (Zoom meeting)

Friday, January 21 – Finance 101 training for Focus Area Committee members – Zoom meeting (recorded)

Wednesday, January 19 – Foundant training for Focus Area Committee members – Zoom meeting (recorded)

Thursday, January 13 – Member listening session – Zoom meeting

Wednesday, January 12 – Member listening session – Zoom meeting

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 (recorded)

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)