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Housing Justice

Flock is seeding this fund with $215,000 for down payment support.

The fund will focus on Black and Brown first time home buying residents of the District. The application/review process will be deliberately uncomplicated. A board of advisors will review applications and we will match funds with qualified applicants. A partnership with the Greater Washington Foundation will help support the administrative complexity so we can very simply help people buy homes.

 
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DOWN PAYMENT GRANTS

Building Better Living

DISTRICT MICROGRANTS + COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS

The spirit of the funding is simple in nature.

One-page applications will be accepted over a 30-day period and grants up to $2,500 will be offered for projects or programs that impact DC proper. We ask that projects can begin and end in a three month window. It is not required that applicants be part of or affiliated with a not for profit and businesses; artists, agitators, educators and more are encouraged to apply.

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT + ACTION

Need some wingpower for your program? We’re able to quickly convene and advance community change with our exceptionally dedicated team and network.

We’ve opened our doors to Black Lives Matter activists on protest days, you can spot us on trash walks, hosting fundraisers for healthcare or tutoring underserved kids in the District and feeding frontline workers while supporting our restaurants.

 

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

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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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