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Center for the Nonprofit Community

Independent Sector

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $500,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2009–December 31, 2011
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant provides support for Independent Sector’s newly purchased building in Washington, D.C. The grantee aims to establish a nucleus in the nation’s capital around which to gather, nurture, and expand ongoing public policy collaboration for the entire nonprofit sector. The grantee plans to cover the $33.5 million acquisition and improvement costs through bond and traditional commercial financing and fundraising efforts, as well as its own reserves. Besides additional office space to support a more robust public policy, advocacy, and leadership agenda, the Center for the Nonprofit Community will include a conference facility, a reference library, guest office spaces, and technology for virtual meetings. Independent Sector is a coalition of leading nonprofits, foundations, and corporations that aims to strengthen nonprofit initiative, philanthropy, and citizen action in the United States.