The People’s Foundation, Inc. (TPF) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization established in 2005 by members of The People’s Community Baptist Church (TPCBC) in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Foundation was created through church member’s gifts to provide enduring financial resources for our mission and purpose. The fundamental purpose of the People’s Foundation is to empower community outreach through programmatic and financial support.

We do this by:

Assisting community organizations to identify needs, opportunities and initiatives that align with TPF values and mission.
Serving as a community resource for contributors who desire to leverage their donations to make a difference in the world, one community at a time.
Building collaborations and partnerships with other philanthropic organizations, nonprofits, the public sector and businesses.


The mission of The People’s Foundation is to support the social, educational, charitable and faith-based activities of our affiliated ministries, principally The People’s Community Baptist Church, as well as community-based programs and initiatives that exemplify the ideals and core values the on which the Foundation was established.


The People’s Foundation was established to be a mechanism to further the philanthropic endeavors of individuals and organizations in the Greater Washington, DC metropolitan region and the surrounding communities. It provides a vehicle for generous supporters to direct personal financial and property assets for future community initiatives. With a foundation of community service, TPF holds fast to four core values that shape our decisions and operations from day to day. We believe in the HOPE of the future for communities near and far.

Board of Directors

Marvin Dickerson
Marvin DickersonChairman
Mr. Dickerson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Dickerson Technologies, LLC, a full-service Information Technology consulting firm based in Germantown, MD.
Lorna Phillips Forde
Lorna Phillips FordeVice Chairman
Ms. Lorna Phillips Forde is President and Chief Executive Officer of Aria Travel Service LLC, a Missions & Leisure travel provider that inspires, educates and motivates members

Board Members

Tomi Bannister
Tomi BannisterMember
Tomi Bannister is an award-winning small business strategist and government contracting expert with more than 25 years’ experience delivering comprehensive, performance-based information technology operations and administrative support.
Danny Bell
Danny BellMember
Danny Bell and his wife Cathy own and operate 18 McDonald’s restaurants throughout Maryland, including locations in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, and Howard Counties, as well as Baltimore City. They became a franchisee with McDonald’s in 1990.
Fred Brown
Fred BrownMember
Fred Brown is an Administrative Judge and Deputy Director of the Office of Hearings and Appeals, U.S. Department of Energy. Fred attended college at Colgate University, and holds Juris Doctor and Master’s degrees from George Washington University.
Karen Holmes
Karen HolmesMember
Karen Holmes is the Owner of Holmes and Associates Financial Services, LLC where she serves pre-retirees, retires and small business owners providing tax-advantaged wealth creation, wealth preservation…

Get Connected

The People’s Foundation is committed to staying in touch with our community. We understand the growing relevance of social media to accomplish this goal. Please connect with us via our social media networks to stay informed of our initiatives and your opportunity to get involved with us.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?

Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

Winston S. Churchill

I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me