The DRANREF Foundation

The mission of The DRANREF Foundation is to advance STEM education and entrepreneurship in underserved areas.

For more information, visit their website


The mission of The Abacus Project is to help students become better problem solvers by enhancing their critical thinking skills and creativity.

Description of Education Initiatives: To integrate math and art to promote cultural awareness and improve math fluency. For more information, visit their education page.

Partnership with DC Collaborative

DC Collaborative member since 2016.

"The DC Collaborative gives us a voice, a platform, and opportunity to be a part of something bigger, enabling us to have the kind of impact we want to support DC residents and students."

Arts and Humanities for Every Student

The DRANREF Foundation is an AHFES provider! Teachers can view their AHFES Catalogue here.

Story Bank Blog

The DRANREF Foundation is featured on DC Collaborative's Story Bank Blog! You can read the blog post here

Fun Fact! The DRANREF Foundation received its first grant this year (2018) and the pilot program (The Abacus Project) funded received the "Innovation and Creativity Award" from Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS).

Contact the Education Department: Monica Freeman Lewis at

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Mailing Address: 975 F Street, NW
Office Location: 923 F Street, NW, #303
Washington, DC 20004
P: 202.470.6467

The DC Collaborative is a FY19 Service Organization grant recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.