The Board of Directors covers all Lever Fund operating costs, so 100% of your contribution is invested directly into the selected nonprofits.

We are a force for philanthropy in the DMV. For every partner organization, we provide the following strategic interventions: 

  • Due diligence and a rigorous cost-benefit analysis;
  • At least one cash grant, to show our commitment to the organization; 
  • Dinners and other events where prospective investors can hear from people who've been helped by the program; and
  • Limited-time matching dollars.  

When possible, we also open our networks and facilitate support and expertise.