Who We Are

Since 1999, the DC Trust, formerly known as the DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation, has been proud to work in partnership government, nonprofit, and advocacy groups to create big solutions to the most pressing needs of the city’s youth.

The DC Trust is the only organization that brings together city agencies, public schools, employers, and community groups to expand learning, services, and opportunity for youth. Our integrated approach mobilizes partners, strengthens systems, and aligns resources to build bridges of collaboration that help respond to challenges and shape comprehensive youth programs.

We do this work by funding more than 70 community-based organizations, advancing program quality, and leveraging our data evaluation expertise to inform youth-focused policies, practices and philanthropy. Throughout our history, we have granted more than $100 million and served more than 100,000 youth and their families.