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Our report exploring MARPAT Foundation’s grantmaking in Wards 7 & 8 is now available in PDF format.

Download it here.


Established through the generosity of Marvin Breckinridge Patterson in 1984, the MARPAT Foundation made its final grants and dissolved at the end of December 2017.

Over the years, most of the foundation’s grants were made to arts, environmental, historic preservation, social service, and family planning nonprofits in the Washington, D.C. area.

MARPAT has worked closely with the Prince Charitable Trusts to assist organizations working to restore the Anacostia River and enhance neighboring communities in Washington’s wards 7 and 8. In the fall of 2017, MARPAT provided some of its remaining funds to Prince to augment the grantmaking they are already doing to meet these goals. At its discretion, Prince will invite organizations to apply for this funding during the next few years.

MARPAT has donated its archives to the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. They should be available to researchers starting in 2019.


The MARPAT Foundation’s most recent IRS Forms 990-PF are available in PDF format:

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