"Nourishing all of Greenbelt's Neighborhoods"

Greenbelt Community Foundation

Who We Are

Formed in 2006, GCF makes grant awards  twice a year for projects in the arts, education, environment, and community enhancement which “builds upon the ideals of collaboration, cooperation, and engagement through the generous participation of individuals and organizations” (from the GCF mission statement). For grant application information and other resources, please click here.

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What We Are

The Greenbelt Community Foundation (GCF) is under the umbrella of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region (CFNCR).

Along with more than 500 other donor advised funds, GCF resources are thoughtfully managed by CFNCR staff and investment professionals.

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What We Do

The Foundation serves as a bridge between donors, caring citizens, and the good works of community organizations.

A donation to GCF is an investment in Greenbelt.  The Foundation supports projects that strengthen the unique qualities of our city now and for future generations.

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GCF Funded Projects

New Awards – Summer 2015

  The Greenbelt Community Foundation is happy to announce the latest grantees, the...

alight Dance Theater: “Gardens for All Season”

Three Sisters: Gardens for All Seasons: Chesapeake Education, Arts and Research Society (CHEARS) in partnership with Alight Dance Theater will guide audiences through an active exploration of the Three Sisters Demonstration Gardens.

Greenbelt Farmers Market:  “Start-up and Enhancement Programs”

In 2007, GCF provided start-up funding to help launch a farmers market at Roosevelt...

Greenbelt Museum: “The First 75 Years” Exhibit

Greenbelt Museum: “Greenbelt: The First 75 Years”; an exhibition in conjunction with...

Girl Scout Troop 4816: “Watershed Preservation and Restoration”

The girls in Troop 4816 worked on four Greenbelt watershed restoration projects as part of their silver and silver trefoil awards

Springhill Lake Elementary: “Arts in Action Two”

An after-school program for 3rd through 5th grade Springhill Lake Elementary students who exceed proficiency in reading that will integrate the visual arts into existing curriculum.

GAVA/GATE: “75th Anniversary Animation Special”

GAVA/GATE Animation Program created an animated video with Greenbelt youth ages 11-15 to address the challenges brought on by the three physically separated geographic areas of Greenbelt.

TapRoots: “Hands-on ecology fun for middle schoolers”

Taproots began as an experimental program at Greenbelt Middle School (GMS) in January 2011 with the purpose of investigating the benefits of a specialized curriculum that focuses on critical thinking, hands-on interactivity and scientific inquiry.

Greenbelt Museum: “Green from the Start” exhibit

Greenbelt Museum: “Green from the Start” exhibit partially funded by GCF....

alight dance theater:  “Hometown Hero’s Project”

In observation Greenbelt’s 75th anniversary, the alight dance theater created a site-specific dance/movement installation at the Greenbelt Museum with support from GCF.