The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation Grants Program

The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation Grants Program provides funding ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 typically over a 12-month period. It supports organizations that shift systems toward racial equity in the areas of housing, education, employment, or asset building in the Greater Washington region. Each area is tied to ambitious and highly-interconnected goals for building a more equitable region. Proposed projects must focus on systemic changes that promote racial equity across the DC region, and bring about long-lasting, measurable improvements in the lives of economically disadvantaged people, particularly people of color.

In 2019, the Foundation is especially interested in requests from organizations focused on developing and engaging youth leaders of color, elevating youth voice, and building power among young people, especially people of color.

Georgetown University has been invited to nominate one project. If you would like to pursue this opportunity, please submit:

  • one-page project description
  • CV of project manager

as a single document (both summary and CV) to no later than Thursday, January 10, 2019. An internal Faculty Research & Awards Committee will review applications to select the university’s nominee.


Pre-Application webinar (registration link):

January 8, 2019 at 11AM ET

Internal application:

January 10, 2019

Application (if nominated):

January 30, 2019 by 5PM ET


  • Serves the people and communities of the Greater Washington region, as defined by the Foundation
  • Provides long-term, measurable solutions that build an equitable Greater Washington community in which economically disadvantaged people thrive
  • Aligns with one or more of the Foundation’s goals for the region
  • Works toward systems change in the areas of housing, education, employment, and asset building, or provides strategic direct services to develop voices, knowledge, partnerships, and/or data with the potential to contribute to building movements and systems change efforts in these goal areas


For application assistance contact Katie Mire, Assistant Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations at (202) 687-2656 or

Various resources are available to Georgetown investigators. We encourage you to visit the Office of the Dean for ResearchResearch Development Services, and the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations