Publications Our Research on the Greater DC region. Signature IssuesAdvancing racial equityBuilding strong, inclusive neighborhoodsCreating healthy and safe communitiesMeeting basic needsStrengthening public education and the labor force TopicsAdolescents and YouthAffordable housingAgingChildrenCrime and JusticeEconomic Growth and ProductivityEducation and TrainingFamiliesGender and SexualityHealth and Health PolicyHousing and Housing FinanceImmigrants and ImmigrationIncome and WealthJob Market and Labor ForceNeighborhoods and community-buildingNeighborhoods, Cities, and MetrosNonprofits and PhilanthropyPay for SuccessPoverty, Vulnerability, and the Safety NetRace and EthnicityTaxes and Budget Brief What Would Help DC Residents Have Greater Financial Security? June 13, 2019 Washington, DC, is a city of contrasts with respect to residents’ financial security. While some residents are among the country’s most financially secure, others find it hard to make ends meet. Research Report TANF on the Brink of Change May 29, 2018 The District of Columbia is changing its Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash assistance program to promote better long-term outcomes for families and children. Research Report Voices of the Community: DC, Maryland, Virginia December 7, 2017 Voices of the Community: DC, Maryland, Virginia (VoicesDMV), is a community engagement initiative from the Greater Washington Community Foundation, in partnership with the Urban Institute, designed to lift up residents’ stories and perceptions of Testimony Washington, DC's Produce Plus Program February 18, 2016 In this testimony before the Council of the District of Columbia Committee on Health and Human Services, Megan Thompson discusses how DC’s Produce Plus Program benefits recipients, the community, and the local food system by cultivating diverse c Research Report Understanding the Implications of Raising the Minimum Wage in the District of Columbia August 12, 2014 The minimum wage establishes a lower bound on what employers must pay their workers. Research Report Effects of a Higher Minimum Wage in the District of Columbia August 12, 2014 Over the next two years, the minimum wage in DC will increase in stages, ultimately reaching $11.50 in July 2016, and thereafter DCs minimum wage will increase with inflation. Research Report From Cradle to Career: The Multiple Challenges Facing Immigrant Families in Langley Park Promise Neighborhood June 23, 2014 With estimates predicting that immigrants and their children will account for most of U.S. population growth over the next 4 decades, it is critical to understand how to build ladders of opportunity for these families. Fact Sheet Characteristics of Low-Income Single Mothers Disconnected from Work and Public Assistance August 17, 2011 Families headed by low-income single mothers who are not working or receiving public cash benefits ("disconnected families") are among the most vulnerable in our society. Brief Nonprofit-Government Contracting in the Nation's Capital: Challenges and Opportunities March 15, 2011 Findings from the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropys National Survey of Nonprofit-Government Contracting and Grants show that a majority of human service organizations in Washington, D.C.