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Many Hands is the Philanos giving circle affiliate in the Washington, DC area.

Many Hands, Washington DC | PHILANOS giving circle network for women in philanthropy

Many Hands
PO Box 15408
Chevy Chase, MD 20825
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Who are we
Founded in 2004, Many Hands seeks to be the most meaningful vehicle for giving in our members’ lives. We leverage the power of collective giving to make high-impact grants, totaling nearly $2 million by 2020, and educate and encourage members to better serve our community.  About Us

Our mission
Many Hands is a women’s grantmaking organization committed to making a lasting impact on the lives of Washington, DC area women, children, and families in socioeconomic need, and to helping our members become well-informed donors. Grants

Join us
Members contribute $1,000 ($500 if under 35) to our Grant Fund, 100% of which goes to grantees. We have no volunteer requirement but offer many opportunities to get involved, including reviewing grant applications, attending and planning education events, and voting for grantees. Join Us 

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Greater Washington, DC (#nationscapital, #washingtonDC):  Home to many parks, historic monuments, museums, universities, and our nation’s government, Washington, DC is a city of more than 700,000 residents that celebrates hometown specialties like mumbo sauce, half-smokes, and go-go music, as well as cuisine, culture, and communities transplanted from around the world. Englobing the District, the Greater Washington region is the sixth largest metropolitan area in the country and includes Montgomery County (MD), Prince George’s County (MD), Arlington County (VA), Fairfax County (VA), and the cities of Alexandria (VA), Fairfax (VA), and Falls Church (VA).

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Nourish Now

seeks to end hunger through food recovery and redistribution, thus solving two major social problems simultaneously: food waste and hunger. Nourish Now collects donations from caterers, corporate cafeterias, grocers, wholesalers, and other partners throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area and distributes prepared meals, produce, and nonperishable food to individuals, families, and community organizations in Montgomery County, MD. Nourish Now was Many Hands’ 2020 Impact Grantee.

Access Youth

provides DC public school students access to the skills, resources, and support they need to stay in school and out of the juvenile justice system. In addition to improving student attendance, behavior, and academic outcomes, their work empowers students to learn and use restorative justice and peer mediation techniques so that they can become student leaders and mediators who can advocate for themselves, their schools, and their communities. Access Youth was Many Hands’ 2019 Impact Grantee.


    Friends of Guest House    

    helps women successfully reenter the community from incarceration through a gender-responsive and trauma-informed approach focusing on five pillars of livability: healthcare, employment, education, housing, and reconnection. Based in Northern Virginia, since 1974, Guest House has helped more than 4,000 women break the vicious cycle of incarceration, reunite with their families, and reintegrate into their communities. Friends of Guest House was Many Hands’ 2018 Impact Grantee.

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