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HOUSING JUSTICE IS LONG OVERDUE

Flock DC is a real estate management company serving the District proper.

We knew from the start that to take flight, we all need fuel

This core value is at the heart of Flock’s birdSEED philanthropic giving initiative.

Good citizenship and bold contributions to community are part of our wingprint. Our giving began 12 years ago with our time. Indeed, it was all we had to spare. We helped build playgrounds, plant gardens, serve meals and sort clothing. We have (and still) wander the streets with trash bags and lend our spaces to those who have needed to gather, plot and plan for a better world.

Later, we added a microgrant program designed to support the activists and entrepreneurs among us so ideas could soar. We’ve provided funds with few strings and an indifference to credentials and tax status. We leaned into the passion and grit our incredible applicants brought to the table.

We homed in on getting resources to people like us - District of Columbia change makers and risk takers - the doers, makers and disruptors among us.

To date, Flock’s micro-grant program has funded big, bold ideas like large scale murals, veteran farmer supplies, funds for firefighters installing smoke detectors for seniors living east of the river and bicycle repair stations in underserved communities.

We supported an organization that hosts birthday parties for homeless kids and another that teaches African American girls to code. And so much more. But still Not Enough. And so begins our work on housing justice and our latest, most ambitious steps to support home buying for our Black and Brown neighbors in the District. These are the seeds we’re planting today as part of a reparative move toward a more just future.

We hope you join us. We have a lot of work to do.

We are proud to partner with Flock and welcome birdSEED into the Greater Washington Community Foundation family. This program comes at a time when our region, and our nation, is reckoning with its past and searching for solutions to address the history of discriminatory policies that Black and Brown folks have endured in our communities. We look forward to working with our community to grow the seed of this work to a scale that matches the disparities we see and the aspirations we share for a racially equitable and just region.

Tonia Wellons - President + CEO, The Greater Washington Community Foundation

reparative justice

The making of amends for a wrong one has done,
by paying money to or otherwise helping those who have been wronged.

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Flock DC is a real estate management company serving the District proper.

We knew from the start that to take flight, we all need fuel. This core value is at the heart of Flock’s birdSEED philanthropic giving initiative.

Good citizenship and bold contributions to community are part of our wingprint. Our giving began 12 years ago with our time. Indeed, it was all we had to spare. We helped build playgrounds, plant gardens, serve meals and sort clothing. We have (and still) wander the streets with trash bags and lend our spaces to those who have needed to gather, plot and plan for a better world.

These are the seeds we’re planting today as part of a reparative move toward a more just future.

We hope you join us. We have a lot of work to do.

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