CSH advances solutions that use housing as a platform for services to improve the lives of the most vulnerable, maximize public resources and build healthy communities. CSH is a Community Development Financial Institution that is the national leader in helping communities across the country create supportive housing to prevent and end homelessness. Since inception in 1991, CSH has been advancing innovative solutions that use housing as a platform for services to improve lives, maximize public resources, build healthy communities and break the cycle of intergenerational poverty which has resulted in transformed lives for more than 200,000 people. CSH’s loans and grants of $640M have been instrumental in developing supportive housing all over the country.
The Greater Washington Community Foundation works to strengthen the Washington metropolitan region by encouraging and supporting effective giving and by providing leadership on critical issues in our community. We are a community of givers, dedicated to inspiring and creating change across greater Washington and beyond.
Established in 2012, Open Road Alliance is a philanthropic initiative that serves the social sector by keeping impact on track in an unpredictable world. Open Road provides short-term solutions by disbursing fast grants and loans to nonprofits and social enterprises facing discrete, unexpected roadblocks during project implementation. It also conducts research and advocates for the adoption of long-term, system-wide risk management practices across the social sector.