17 Apr 2020

Volunteering & Giving:

#SocialDistancing and Caring: Fundraisers and Charitable Giving

Thanks to all of your sharing and talking via social media– especially Twitter and Instagram– I’ve been asked more than once how people can help others during this time of need, specifically on the Hill. This will be a frequently updated list. I know I missed things– shoot me an email at Maria@thehillishome.com and I’ll add it.

Tatertot the Corgi models how good generosity feels. Photo via Instagram

Capitol Hill Community Foundation

The Capitol Hill Community Foundation is powered by neighborhood generosity and contributes to education and philanthropic causes around the neighborhood on a yearly basis. Their grant deadlines have been extended this year to April 20 and April 26. For more information, visit their website.

You can always donate to CHCF by clicking this link.

Capitol Hill Village

Capitol Hill Village is a member-powered organization that allows Capitol Hill residents to stay in their houses for as long as possible, fostering a sense of agency and community. They have a portal for members and the community at large with links to activities, grocery shopping, help around the house and more, which you can access here. If you are a member of the community who wants to help CHV’s mission, fill out this form and send an email to info@capitolhillvillage.org

Covid Care for the DMV Area

Spearheaded by neighbor Allison McGill, Covid Care helps individuals in high risk groups obtain food, get supplies and have errands run so they can stay at home and we can flatten the curve. What originally started as a small grassroots effort now boasts over 3000 volunteers. You can still volunteer by emailing alli@thetabledc.org or by visiting thetablechurchdc.org/coronavirus-assistance

Everyone Home DC

A local non-profit that ensures all our neighbors, regardless of their housing situation, feel at home on the Hill, Everyone Home DC helps the most vulnerable in our community. You can make a donation in this time of extreme need here.

Fundraisers for Restaurants/Restaurant workers

One of the industries most severely affected by this pandemic is the restaurant industry. Several restaurants have set up fundraisers to help their employees. The list below will be updated:

Fundraisers for other non-profits

Restaurants offering free meals


  • Free2Move is offering $100 in credits to first responders.Send a picture of your badge or email from your work account support@free2move-carsharing.com
  • Uber is offering discounted rides to first responders, in addition to waiving delivery fees for meal delivery.

Serve Your City

Serve Your City is the Ward 6 hub for #DCMutualAid, a community-led grassroots effort to safely support the Black and Brown folks hardest hit by the effects of this public health crisis. SYC is partnering with many other community organizations to make this happen, including Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Momma’s Safe Haven, the TraRon Center, Brotha’s Huddle and others. You can help in many ways:

You can contact the Ward 6 Hub at ward6mutualaid@gmail.com or 202-683-9962

DC Diaper Bank

The DC Diaper Bank continues its mission to support families and babies by providing free access to diapers, toiletries and feminine hygiene products. Visit GreaterDCDiaperBank.org to help, volunteer or donate.

Ready Willing and Working

RWW helps sustain the mental and holistic well-being of our Men In Blue, the ambassadors of Capitol Hill BID. Now more than ever, RWW needs your donations, as their yearly gala will not be happening this year. Donate here.

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