Funders and Supporters

DFC has been funded from the public, private, and business communities. Direct funders for our partners are listed on their own websites; the following list includes funders of the Developing Families Center umbrella. Our land and building were donated by Hechinger Enterprises; building renovation and programs were funded by the DC Department of Housing and Community Development and private donations. Programs have been supported by major grants from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Philip L. Graham Fund, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the MCA Foundation, the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, the Henry and Anne S. Reich Family Foundation, the Public Welfare Foundation, the Naomi and Nehemiah Cohen Foundation, the John and Mildred Holmes Family Foundation, the Weissberg Foundation, the Marpat Foundation, the Clark Winchole Foundation, the Joan and David Maxwell Advised Fund, the Freddie Mac Foundation, the Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, and the Roland Karlen Foundation. 

Supporting Organizations

The DC Primary Care Association, the National Academy of Science, Ward 5 Advisory Neighborhood Councils, Carver Terrace Tenants and Civic Association, Trinidad Concerned Citizens for Reform, H Street Community Development Corporation, Davis Developments, Inc, Advanced Digital Systems, Dewey LeBoeuf LLP, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobsen, Health Communication Connection, LLC, Hogan & Lovells, LLP, Kagan, Lubic and Lepper, KBE construction, Maternity Center Association, American Association of Birth Centers, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Children, Youth, Families and Elders, Offices of Council members Allen, Ambrose, Orange, Catania, Cheh, and Thomas, Safeway in the Hechinger Mall, The Sanchez Law Firm, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Program, KaBoom Playgrounds, Casey Trees, Operation Frontline and the Capital Area Food Bank, and the Washington Youth Garden. Many other individuals, organizations, companies, and foundations have contributed financially and in-kind over the development and ongoing operations of the Developing Families Center.


The DFC cultivates partnerships and establishes working relationships within the healthcare ecosystem for our target populations. These partnerships create a network of shared knowledge and awareness of initiatives, successes, and opportunities. And it facilitates the opportunity to work on disseminating best practices for reaching more women and families.
• DC Primary Care Association • Women’s Health Improvement Collaborative & Innovation Lab • Community of Hope • American College of Nurse-Midwives • DC Affiliate, American College of Nurse-Midwives • DC Ward 8 Health Council • Rodham Institute, George Washington School of Medicine • Greater Washington Community Foundation