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The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region is setting up two special community-wide funds in response to the Navy Yard shooting

by Prince Of Petworth September 18, 2013 at 12:16 pm 2 Comments

From a press release:

The Navy Yard Relief Fund will support the victims’ families and those injured in the attack.

This fund will provide direct support where it is most urgently needed in the short-term to assist our neighbors as they heal. 100% of contributions to the fund will support the victims’ families and those injured.

The Safer Communities Fund will address the long-term, systemic challenge of violence in our region. As a community foundation – and as residents of the region – we believe it is our duty to do all we can to help make our community a more healthy, safe, and stable place to live. Thus, the Safer Communities Fund will support nonprofit organizations that offer mental health services and reduce gun violence in our community.

Visit  www.thecommunityfoundation.org to access these funds.

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About The Community Foundation

The mission of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region is to strengthen the Washington metropolitan region by encouraging and supporting effective giving and by providing leadership on critical issues in our community. The Foundation, and our two regional affiliate foundations – The Community Foundation for Montgomery County and The Community Foundation for Prince George’s County – are part of a network of some 700 community foundations nationwide, each a tax-exempt, public charity made up of charitable giving funds established by individuals, families, corporations and other organizations. We currently manage more than 700 donor funds with assets totaling more than $326 million. We are the largest funder of nonprofit organizations in the metropolitan Washington region, with annual grants of more than $90 million.”

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