Mary Grace Folwell

Of Counsel
Washington, DC

Mary Grace Folwell’s varied background in affordable housing and community development gives her—and clients— invaluable perspective. In addition to working as a lawyer in private practice, her experience includes serving as counsel for a housing authority and general counsel for a national affordable housing property management company.

She has a deep understanding of affordable housing and community development, operations, compliance, and risk management, and the unique tax, regulatory, and governance issues that nonprofits face. Mary Grace was a lawyer at Ballard Spahr for 10 years before she gained in-house counsel experience and experience on nonprofit boards and then rejoined the firm.

Professional Highlights

Board Memberships & Community Service

Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County – Board Chair, January 2020 – December 2021; Member of Executive Committee, January 2018 – present.

Homes for America – Board Secretary and Member of Executive Committee; Member of Real Estate Committee, January 2016 – January 2021.



The George Washington University Law School (2005 J.D.)

Swarthmore College (1991 B.A. in Psychobiology)


Washington, D.C.