Grace Downtown works with partner organizations throughout the District that are working to see God’s love, justice and mercy renew the District spiritually, culturally and socially. We encourage you to read about our partner ministries and get involved through your Community Group.
There are so many wonderful organizations already in Washington DC, we are constantly amazed, and hope to be constantly learning from them. We encourage you to explore and get to know whatever ministries are in your neighborhood, and within you particular areas of interest. The below organizations are ones with which the Grace Downtown community as a whole has developed a strong and growing relationship, which we have made a special commitment to support and learn from.
Partnerships with organizations that are primarily focused on issues of mercy and justice are overseen by our diaconate. Partnerships with organizations that are primarily focused on helping others deepen their understanding of who God is and what Jesus’ work means for their lives are overseen by our elders and pastors.
If you want to learn more about one of our partners or want to get involved as a volunteer, contact our partner liaison listed below. If you'd like to learn more about a specific partner ministry or get involved, fill out our Partner Ministry Contact Form »
Anacostia Gracious Arts Program
AGAP partners with churches in DC’s Anacostia neighborhood to provide arts education to underserved youth in DC. Through after-school classes in drama, music, dance and visual arts, as well as chaperoned field trips to arts and cultural events throughout the city, AGAP helps students develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be made in the image of a creative God.
Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center
CHPC offers support and assistance to anyone facing a pregnancy or experiencing post-abortion stress. Their services include ongoing pregnancy support, prenatal and parenting classes, maternity and baby clothing and supplies, post-abortion peer support and Bible studies, referrals for medical, legal and adoption services.
Christian Legal Aid DC
DC has the most lawyers per capita of any city in the country, yet many of our neighbors can't find or afford legal counsel in times of crisis. Christian Legal Aid of DC works to fill that gap, connecting working lawyers with under-served neighbors who would not otherwise be able to afford legal services.
DC 127 Foster Care Initiative
More than 300 children are waiting for foster families in DC. DC 127 brings together many church communities in our city in an effort to reverse that statistic: We want to reach a point where the number of families willing and able to foster is greater than the number of children in need of foster care.
Little Lights Urban Ministries
Little Lights Urban Ministries works with kids from the Potomac Gardens and Hopkins public housing in SE, DC to help them grow academically, socially, and spiritually. If you are interested in volunteering in any way, whether through after-school programs or Saturday one-day missions trips, please contact them today.
N Street Village
N Street Village is a caring community that provides a spectrum of services to meet the needs of homeless and extremely low-income women as they move towards stable housing and maximum self-sufficiency. Every day N Street provide food, clothing, showers, transitional and permanent housing, mental and physical health care, and support to re-enter the workforce.
The Porch presents Christ’s love to Washington, DC’s youth. Teens from diverse backgrounds are provided a safe, welcoming space to know, receive and respond to God’s love, hope and healing. Through large group dinners, Bible study, small group discussion and one-on-one mentorship, The Porch equips students from 23 schools (spanning 5 of the 8 DC Wards, northern VA, and Prince George’s County) to lead whole, meaningful, and productive lives, invested in their community and confident in Jesus Christ’s love for them.