The foundation is committed to celebrating cultural assets of Washington, DC and its surrounding areas. The portfolio includes support for museum activities, performing arts, art as a tool for literacy, and emerging artists who use visual arts, film or social media. Priority is given to projects that use art as a tool for public dialogue and education; public celebrations of art as a way to bring the community together; and that share community-building models that integrate different segments of society and awaken civic engagement. The foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals. For more information about the foundation’s grant-making process, visit Grant Guidelines.