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Grants to Washington, D.C. Nonprofits to Promote
Self Sufficiency for Low-Income Residents

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Jovid Foundation

LOI Date:


Deadline Date:

10/10/17 5:00 PM


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Grants to Washington, D.C. nonprofit organizations for programs, projects, and initiatives that help low-income residents become more self-sufficient. Letters of Inquiry are due by September 12. The funding source is especially interested in funding community-based efforts that provide programs and services to low-income D.C. adults that will help residents attain and retain employment.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179942

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation makes grants only to organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals or for projects that are sectarian in nature.

Pre-Application Information:

The Foundation has a two-step application process:

1. Letter of Inquiry (LOI)

Because the Foundation does not have the staff to review lengthy submissions, it does not accept unsolicited proposals that are already fully developed. The Foundation requests a letter of inquiry (LOI) describing the proposed project. Even if your organization has received funding from Jovid in the past, a new letter of inquiry must first be submitted.

Please note that only one LOI may be submitted for consideration during a twelve-month period.

To assist applicants, the Foundation’s Executive Director welcomes phone calls before submission of letters of inquiry.

2. Full Proposal (only accepted if invited after LOI review)

If the Foundation determines that the letter of inquiry merits in-depth consideration for funding, the applicant will be asked to develop a detailed proposal. An invitation to submit a full proposal does not constitute a grant commitment by the Foundation.

If a proposal is requested, Jovid encourages applicants to use the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers Common Grant Application ( However, if an organization does not use the Common Grant Application, please contact the Foundation’s executive director to discuss proposal information that must be submitted in order for the Jovid Board to fully evaluate your request.

2017 Timetable

-LOI due: January 10
-Proposal due (if requested): February 14

-LOI due: April 11
-Proposal due (if requested): May 9

-LOI due: September 12
-Proposal due (if requested): October 10

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Letter of Inquiry Submission Process:

The Foundation accepts the Washington Grantmakers’ Common Grant Letter of Intent format ( If an organization does not use the Common Grant Letter of Intent, it must provide the information requested by the Foundation at:

The LOI may be faxed or emailed to the Foundation (see fax/email listed below). It is the responsibility of the organization to ensure that the fax or email has been received at the Foundation by the deadline. LOI’s received after 5:00 PM on the deadline will be held until the next LOI round for consideration.

Please direct all correspondence to:

The Jovid Foundation
Bob Wittig, Executive Director
5335 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 440,
Washington, DC 20015

Phone: (202) 686-2616
Fax: (202) 686-2621

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington, DC