Monuments and museums in the nation's capital attract millions of visitors, but DC's cultural legacy is often undervalued. HumanitiesDC creates opportunities for residents to celebrate and contribute to this legacy through its free public programs and community-based grantmaking. Its Porchtales podcast, documentary festival, events series, and annual Heritage Showcase amplify the diverse voices that make up our city's past and present. The DC Oral History Collaborative offers training for anyone who wants to interview, record, and archive untold stories, while Community Journalism workshops train participants to cover important stories that are published in partnership with local news outlets. Engaging community expertise, HumanitiesDC annually awards some $1 million to projects exploring DC's vibrant cultural life - illuminating and strengthening the tapestry of unique, universal stories that make us who we are.

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Budget (FY0)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

Catalogue charities range in size from $100,000 to $3 million. This graphic indicates the budget range of the organization featured here. If you see an organizational budget above the $3 million mark, that is because the featured charity has grown in size since it first appeared in the Catalogue. We proudly present on our website the work of these "growth" charities.

About Spur Local

Each year 150+ community advocates review applicants on the basis of governance, equity, and impact. Each featured nonprofit has been successfully site visited and its financials given the thumbs up. Spur Local charges no fees and raises funds separately to support its work. Since 2003, it has raised over $57 million for nonprofits across the Greater Washington region.

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