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Washington Nationals Philanthropies

Fighting Racial and Social Injustice

The violent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor bring visceral pain to our staff, our Scholar Athletes, and our community. They represent a prescient reminder of racial and social injustices that will persist if we do not actively seek to dismantle systemic racism in our country. The attached letter was shared with supporters of Nationals Philanthropies and the Youth Baseball Academy detailing how our organization is listening, planning, and responding.

COVID19 Response

The NATS4GOOD Community Response Fund, administered by Nationals Philanthropies, will disperse charitable grants to community partners delivering essential food access, health, and human services in response to the COVID19 pandemic.


The Washington Nationals strive to become a civic partner to every Washingtonian interested in making a positive difference in our region and a leading philanthropic organization in professional sports.

At the heart of Nationals Philanthropies is a simple purpose with resounding impact – foster a culture of philanthropy in the DMV.


As the official charitable arm of the Washington Nationals, Nationals Philanthropies is a new entity that replaces the Dream Foundation. Building on the success of the foundation’s first decade in Washington, we aspire to an even bolder, more ambitious philanthropic vision that continues to align with the work of the Youth Baseball Academy while building an enhanced and cohesive platform for civic engagement that extends far beyond the Academy walls.

This new platform will catalyze the energy of Nationals fans, and the generosity and philanthropic goals of Nationals players, corporate champions, and community partners to invest philanthropic dollars with, through, and to Nationals Philanthropies – fueling even greater good for a better Washington region.

Board of Directors

Maria Evans
Vice President Sustainable Communities Partnership and Innovation
Fannie Mae

Timothy H. Gillis
Managing Partner, Greater Washington, DC Metro Area

Dhani Jones
Qey Capital

Jonathan Lerner
Director of Development and Leasing
Lerner Enterprises

Marla Lerner Tanenbaum
Principal Owner
Washington Nationals

Tony Lewis
Region Vice President of Government Affairs, Mid Atlantic

Rick Schifter
Senior Advisor
TPG Capital

Skip Spriggs
President and CEO
Atlanta Life Insurance Company

Reggie Van Lee
Chief Transformation Officer
The Carlyle Group