Since 2016, the Lever Fund has made five investments in high-performance, high-impact nonprofits—in Northern Virginia, the District, and Maryland—for a total of $195,000.

  • Northern Virginia
    • Genesys Works National Capital Region—$70,000
      See Lever Fund analysis here. See our Impact Report here. Based on early outstanding results, the board added to its initial $30,000 grant with two additional $20,000 investments, one in the Fall of 2017 and one in Fall 2018. Note that Genesys NCR is expanding its presence into the District.
  • District of Columbia
    • Washington Parks & People Green Corps Program—$25,000
      See Lever Fund analysis here. Watch the trailer for City of Trees (link is external), the award-winning film about Washington Parks & People.
    • BUILD's program at Friendship Tech—$50,000
      See Lever Fund analysis here. And watch a video (link is external) produced by the NCTA Foundation. Based on early outstanding results, the board doubled its initial grant with a $20,000 investment in the Spring of 2018. The following year, we awarded BUILD $10,000 after a successful Generosity Dinner celebrated the organization's work.
  • Maryland
    • Per Scholas, National Capital Region—$25,000
      See Lever Fund analysis here. After an initial $20,000 investment, the board approved an additional $5,000 for an event match.
    • Family Services, Inc., Keys to Success Program—$25,000
      See Lever Fund analysis here. See our Impact Report here.