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The STAND Foundation

Strengthening Thoughts And Nurturing Dreams

Our Mission

The STAND Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports marginalized youth in the DMV area. Our programs are strategically designed to provide the mental, emotional, social, physical, and developmental needs of the children we serve. 


According to the National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, "Childhood Trauma and Its Effect on Healthy Development" (July 2012), 26% of children in the United States will experience trauma before they are 4 years old. The probability of that increases significantly for children who live in economically disenfranchised areas. These traumatic experiences can lend to delayed emotional and social development which can negatively affect their adult lives. The STAND Foundation is here to address those needs in creative, fun ways in order to ensure a bright future for all program participants.

Our Vision

To provide year-round services for youth living in under-served and under-funded neighborhoods through our Nutrition, Wellness, and Equestrian programs. To support our community, The STAND Foundation strives to open a safe, comfortable facility to host our programs. With help from our supporters, we hope to secure land for an equestrian center in 2023!


As a 501(c)3 non-profit charity, the stand foundation relies on your support!

Please consider supporting our cause by donating.

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