Many Hands Inc

Together we make a difference.

Chevy Chase, MD   |  https://manyhandsdc.org

Mission

Many Hands Inc. is a women's grantmaking organization committed to making a lasting impact on the lives of Washington, DC area women, children, and families in socioeconomic need and to helping its members become well-informed donors.

Ruling year info

2004

Board President

Mary Kwak

Main address

PO Box 15048

Chevy Chase, MD 20825 USA

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EIN

51-0486987

NTEE code info

Public Foundations (T30)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Impact and Partner Grants

Since 2004, Many Hands has granted more than $2.25 million to nonprofit organizations serving women, children, and families in socioeconomic need in the Washington, DC area. We currently make four grants each year, one in each of our four focus areas–economic empowerment, education, health, and housing. Of the four annual grantees, one receives the Many Hands $100,000 Impact Grant, and three receive Many Hands Partner Grants, the value of which is determined by the total amount raised in membership contributions that year. Organizations serving residents of one or more of the following areas are eligible to apply for a Many Hands grant:
District of Columbia
Montgomery County, MD
Prince George’s County, MD
Arlington County, VA
Fairfax County, VA
Alexandria City (VA)
Fairfax City (VA)
Falls Church City (VA)

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families
Women
Economically disadvantaged people

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Our results

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Population(s) Served

Women, Children and youth, Families, Social and economic status

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Impact and Partner Grants

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Many Hands has two primary goals. We support Washington, DC area nonprofits serving women, children, and families experiencing socioeconomic need by providing large-scale, largely unrestricted grants. We also empower donors to become more strategic and effective in their giving by helping them learn about philanthropy and the nonprofit sector and by pooling their resources to underwrite substantial gifts.

We raise funds from individual donors to support four large-scale grants each year and invite members to participate in the grantmaking process by reviewing applications, participating in site visits, and voting on the grantees. We support member learning through the grantmaking process, by offering educational events, and through our communications.

We are an all-volunteer organization that relies on the talents and commitment of our members to high-quality grantmaking and education programs while keeping expenses low. More than one-third of members volunteer in some capacity. We also take advantage of opportunities to learn from and with similar organizations through Philanos, a national network of women's grantmaking organizations.

Since 2004, Many Hands has made more than $2.25 million in grants to 40 organizations responding to the challenges facing women, children, and families living with low income in DC, suburban Maryland, and northern Virginia. More than 700 women have joined Many Hands over this period, deepening their understanding of the region, discovering small nonprofits with big impact, and becoming more committed and capable philanthropists.

Financials

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Many Hands Inc

Board of directors
as of 8/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mary Kwak

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/25/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)

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