Catalogue Class of
As we celebrate our 15th anniversary year, the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington is proud to announce the Class of 2017-18. These nonprofits have been chosen to appear in the print Catalogue (to be released November 1st) and/or to be featured on our website.
The charities listed below have successfully passed a rigorous review process conducted by a team of 120+ experts in the local philanthropic field. Let them know that you are proud of their achievements: congratulate them with a “shout out” on Twitter using the icons next to their names.
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- Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington (2017) (Silver Spring, MD)
Food, clothing, education & emergency support for underserved families.
- After-School All-Stars DC (2017) (Washington, DC)
Free, comprehensive after-school programs for low-income DC middle schools.
- ArtStream (2017) (Silver Spring, MD)
Uses the performing arts to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps (2017) (Washington, DC)
Empowers young adults and the anti-poverty agencies at which they are placed.
- The Barker Adoption Foundation (2017) (Bethesda , MD)
Offers adoption, education, and support services for birth, adoptive parents and adopted children.
- Beyond Borders (2017) (Norristown, PA)
Works to end child slavery, gender-based violence, and extreme poverty in Haiti.
- BUILD Metro DC (2017) (Washington, DC)
Entrepreneurship and college readiness program for students from under-resourced communities.
- C&O Canal Trust (2017) (Hagerstown, MD)
Works to preserve and protect the C&O Canal National Historical Park.
- Capital Fringe (2017) (Washington, DC)
Connects independent artists and adventurous audiences across DC.
- Carpenter's Shelter (2017) (Alexandria, VA)
Shelter and supportive services for homeless adults and families.
- Casa Chirilagua (2017) (Alexandria, VA)
Community-based organization for at-risk families in the Central American immigrant community.
- Center for Inspired Teaching (2017) (Washington, DC)
Transforms school experiences through engagement-based education and innovative teacher training.
- Centreville Immigration Forum (2017) (Centreville, VA)
Supports immigrant community with employment protection, English classes and skills training.
- Chamber Dance Project, dancers & musicians (2017) (Washington , DC)
Contemporary ballet with live music and intimate, interactive settings.
- Children's Science Center (2017) (Fairfax, VA)
Northern Virginia's first non-profit interactive children's science center.
- The Christ Child Society of Washington DC (2017) (Washington, DC)
Fulfills emotional, educational, and material needs of at-risk children and mothers.
- City Blossoms (2017) (Washington, DC)
Fosters healthy communities by developing kid-driven green spaces.
- Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development (2017) (Washington, DC)
Catalyzes affordable housing and economic development in DC.
- Collegiate Directions (2017) (Bethesda, MD)
Supports low-income, first generation students to and through college.
- Community Power Network (2017) (Washington, DC)
Builds a clean, equitable, and local renewable energy system through solar co-ops.
- Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George's County (2017) (Riverdale, MD)
Advocates for and protects abused and neglected children in foster care.
- Critical Exposure (2017) (Washington, DC)
Empowers low-income youth of color through photography and advocacy training.
- DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (2017) (Washington, DC)
Uses advocacy and programming to cut DC's teen pregnancy rate in half.
- DC Diaper Bank (2017) (Washington, DC)
Alleviates financial stress on families by providing diapers to low-income families.
- DC SCORES (2017) (Washington, DC)
Uses poetry, soccer and service learning to inspire youth in after-school programs.
- The Delaplaine Arts Center (2017) (Frederick, MD)
Engages 80,000 visitors a year in a full-service, regional visual arts center.
- Earth Sangha (2017) (Fairfax, VA)
Ecological restoration and maintenance of the most comprehensive native plant nursery in the region.
- The Family Place (2017) (Washington, DC)
Empowers low-income Latino families with educational and support services.
- Family Preservation and Strengthening Services (2017) (Vienna, VA)
Housing and case management for Fairfax working homeless.
- FRESHFARM (2017) (Washington, DC)
Supports local farmers, food access, education and outreach through 14 area markets.
- Global Kids (2017) (Washington, DC)
Global affairs and leadership development program for underserved youth.
- Great and Small (2017) (Boyds, MD)
Equine-assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs.
- Health Volunteers Overseas (2017) (Washington, DC)
Professional training and education for health workers in resource-scarce countries.
- Hope for Henry Foundation (2017) (Washington, DC)
Reinventing the way hospitals care for seriously-ill children.
- Hospice Caring (2017) (Gaithersburg, MD)
Companionship and practical help for end-of-life and support during grieving.
- Housing Initiative Partnership (2017) (Hyattsville, MD)
Housing developer and counseling agency for low-income communities.
- The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center (2017) (Washington , DC)
Legal counsel and an opportunity to rebuild their lives for trafficking survivors.
- International Conservatory of Music (ICM) (2017) (Chevy Chase, MD)
Creating community through concerts, master classes, youth competitions, and outreach.
- Jews United for Justice (2017) (Washington, DC)
Builds support for social, racial, and economic justice and equality in local communities.
- Joe's Movement Emporium/World Arts Focus (2017) (Mount Rainier, MD)
Classes, performances, arts education and work readiness for youth.
- Just Neighbors (2017) (Falls Church, VA)
Legal services for low-income immigrants in Northern Virginia.
- Kids R First (2017) (Reston, VA)
Purchases and delivers grade-appropriate school supplies to needy children in Northern Virginia.
- La Cocina VA (2017) (Arlington, VA)
Promotes healthy food and empowers immigrants with culinary jobs and entrepreneurship skills.
- Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services, Inc. (2017) (Laurel, MD)
Helps people in financial crisis regain stability and achieve self-sufficiency.
- Life Asset (2017) (Washington, DC)
Provides low-income entrepreneurs with business loans and training.
- Literacy Council of Montgomery County (2017) (Rockville, MD)
High-quality English language and literacy instruction for adults.
- Mary House (2017) (Washington, DC)
Helps low-income and refugee families rebuild their lives.
- MentorPrize (2017) (Bethesda, MD)
Recruits and matches mentors with mentoring programs in the DC area.
- Metropolitan Washington Ear (2017) (Silver Spring, MD)
Operates free news services for the blind, visually impaired and disabled.
- Network for Victim Recovery of DC (2017) (Washington, DC)
Empowers crime victims through case management and legal services.
- New Endeavors by Women (2017) (Washington, DC)
Heals lives of homeless women and children by creating new futures.
- One World Education (2017) (Washington, DC)
Gives students and teachers the tools they need to improve student literacy rates.
- Only Make Believe, Inc. (2017) (Washington, DC)
Interactive theater for children in hospitals and care facilities.
- Open City Advocates (2017) (Washington, DC)
Supports youth in DC's juvenile system with legal advocacy and mentoring programs.
- PEN/Faulkner Foundation (2017) (Washington, DC)
Fosters a love of reading and a connection to writing through public readings and educational programs.
- Potomac Community Resources (2017) (Potomac, MD)
Provides therapeutic, recreational, social and educational programs for teens and adults with developmental differences.
- Potomac Conservancy (2017) (Silver Spring, MD)
Protects the Potomac River through local advocacy and conservation solutions.
- Reach Incorporated (2017) (Washington, DC)
Develops literacy leaders by training teens to be tutors.
- The Reading Connection (2017) (Arlington, VA)
Literacy services for at-risk children and families in DC metro.
- REAL School Gardens (2017) (Washington, DC)
School gardens and comprehensive teacher training for Title 1 schools.
- Senior Services of Alexandria (2017) (Alexandria, VA)
Fosters independence to enable Alexandria seniors to age in place.
- Split This Rock (2017) (Washington, DC)
Presenting, teaching, and cultivating the next generation of socially engaged poets.
- Stone Soup Films (2017) (Washington, DC)
Amplifies nonprofit impact through storytelling and video.
- Touching Heart (2017) (Herndon, VA)
Provides children with tools to become the compassionate leaders of tomorrow.
- Urban Ed, Inc. (2017) (Washington, DC)
Transforms lives by creating hope and opportunity through information technology and skill development.
- The Virginia Hospital Center Medical Brigade (2017) (Falls Church, VA)
Improves community health in the Comayagua region of Honduras.
- Washington English Center (formerly Language ETC) (2017) (Washington, DC)
English classes and workforce development programs for adult immigrants.
- Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless (2017) (Washington, DC)
Legal services, advocacy, outreach, and education to address homelessness and affordable housing.
- We Are Family Senior Outreach Network (2017) (Washington, DC)
Services for low-income seniors to help them age in place.
- Wilderness Leadership & Learning, Inc. (2017) (Washington, DC)
Develops life skills for youth with experiential learning, leadership training, and service.
- Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace (WLP) (2017) (Bethesda, MD)
Strengthens women's technology, communication, and advocacy skills to support democratic and ethical practices, and enhance human rights.
- Woodley House, Inc. (2017) (Washington, DC)
Provides mental health housing and support services to adults with chronic and persistent mental illness.
- Yellow Ribbon Fund (2017) (Bethesda, MD)
Provides programs to make daily life more manageable for wounded service members and their family caregivers.
- Young Artists of America (2017) (Rockville, MD)
Excellence in vocal and instrumental training for youth.
- Young Playwrights' Theater (2017) (Washington, DC)
Uses the art of playwriting to enhance student literacy, creative expression, and communication.
- Youth Leadership Foundation (2017) (Bethesda, MD)
Enriching underserved youth and families in the DC area with mentorship and character education.