Philanthropy is more than check writing. It is an opportunity to leverage private sector dollars for social good. Many of our grantees reflect the diversity of our board’s interest and passions, but the spectrum of investment reflects on the extraordinary talent we have in our nation’s capital. We are not able to solve any one social issue or challenge, but through calculated risks, social investments, patience, listening and chronic learning, we hope to make thoughtful decisions on who to fund. We look forward to being active partners with our grantees and continue to improve on our grant making.