Every dollar donated helps create economic opportunity throughout region!

Donations to Wacif Build Your Community

Wacif is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, and your voluntary contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Your charitable contributions make it possible, giving hope to entrepreneurs whose ideas impact our community. You can build a more vibrant community by donating to Wacif.

With support from friends like you, we can make a difference for individuals and organizations across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. Our efforts to help dozens of entrepreneurs get off the ground would not be possible without donors like you. If you’d like to boost the value of your donation, check with your employer to see whether they offer a matching gift programs.

Ways to Give

  • Donate by Check

    If you would like to support Wacif by check, please click on the Donation Form, fill it out and send the form along with your check payable to “Wacif” to:

    Attn: Development
    2012 Rhode Island Avenue NE
    Washington, D.C. 20018

  • Donate through Guidestar

    Wacif received the GuideStar Exchange Gold participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. Visit Wacif’s Guidestar profile to learn more and to donate.

  • Donate when you shop online through AmazonSmile

    AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to Wacif.

    To select Wacif as your charitable organization:

    1. Sign in to on your desktop or mobile phone browser.

    2. Go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.

    3. Search and Select “Washington Area Community Investment Fund Inc”.

For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go to

  • Donate during Do More 24 

    Do More 24 is the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area’s largest 24-hour online fundraiser powered by United Way of the National Capital Area. Donors can contribute to any of the more than 700 participating nonprofits to fund programs and services right here in our own community. In 2017, Do More 24 raised more than $1.55 million, which allowed nonprofit organizations to fill holes in their budget, buy desperately needed new equipment and serve more people in need across our region.

    Do More 24 often takes place during the month of June each year. Stay tuned for the next Do More 24 campaign!