Paint splatter accent Announcing 2020 Delta Dream Grant Recipients

November 23, 2020

Washington Nationals Philanthropies and Delta Air Lines are proud to announce the eight recipients of the 2020 Delta Dream Grants.

Awarded annually since 2016, Delta Dream Grants support nonprofit organizations that provide services to children and teens in the Washington, D.C. region in the areas of academics, the arts, nutrition and sports. Additionally, Delta Dream Grants support nonprofits that refurbish youth baseball fields in the region. Sponsored by Washington Nationals corporate partner, Delta Air Lines, funding provides local organizations with targeted support for effective programming in accordance with the mission of Nationals Philanthropies (formerly the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation) and Delta Air Lines commitment to give back to the communities where employees live and work. The focus of the 2020 award was on youth nutrition programs, along with funds to refurbish youth baseball fields.


Banneker City Little League: Banneker City’s goal is to help children learn healthy competition, sportsmanship, work ethic, teamwork, conditioning and muscle-memory fundamentals through the national pastime, and provide a progressive continuum of that education – from Tee-Ball through Prep – in a healthy, safe, and encouraging baseball culture.

Falls Church Kiwanis Little League: The Falls Church Kiwanis Little League mission is developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork, and physical well-being in young citizens. By espousing the virtues of sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage, and respect for authority, the Little League Baseball program is designed to develop superior citizens rather than superior athletes.

FRESHFARM: FRESHFARM is a nonprofit that promotes sustainable agriculture and improves food access and equity in the Mid-Atlantic region. It operates producer-only farmers markets that provide vital economic opportunities to local farmers and food producers, pioneering food distribution programs that increase food access for low-income communities, and innovative food education that builds healthier communities.

Horton’s Kids: Horton’s Kids empowers children living in one of Washington, D.C.’s most under-resourced communities so that they graduate from high school ready to succeed in college, career, and life. Its work is grounded in the belief that comprehensive services are essential to empowering at-risk children to overcome the challenges in their environment and succeed in school and life.

Martha’s Table: Martha’s Table supports strong children, strong families, and strong communities by increasing access to high-quality education, healthy food, and family supports in the District. Its guiding belief is that every child, regardless of zip code, deserves the opportunity for the brightest future and a deeply engaged family and community committed to their success.

Mary’s Center: Mary’s Center has a mission to embrace all communities and provide high-quality healthcare, education, and social services to build better futures. The program serves under-resourced families representing over 50 countries through integrated delivery services known as its Social Change Model, which provides participants greater opportunities to achieve economic independence and pursue a path for a better future.

The House DC: The House DC aims to transform and empower the lives of inner-city youth and their families by giving them hope, a productive future, and a changed community. Its mission is to provide an opportunity for inner-city youth and their families to connect to Christ through creative programs that meet both physical and spiritual needs.

YMCA of Metropolitan Washington: The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington is a resource hub of health promotion with programs and initiatives aligned with the District’s Healthy People 2020 and the YMCA’s strategic plan. YMCA of Metropolitan Washington enhances out-of-school time nutrition education for elementary school students with the availability of affordable fruits and vegetables at pop-up farm stands in Wards 5, 7, and 8.

This marks the final year of the Delta Dream Grants program, which has issued more than 51 awards to deserving nonprofits across the region.