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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- Alice Ferguson Foundation (2018) (Accokeek, MD)
Connecting people to nature through education, stewardship, and advocacy.
- * Annandale Christian Community for Action (2017) (Annandale, VA)
Child care and emergency assistance to our vulnerable neighbors.
- * Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (2018) (Arlington, VA)
Providing housing and supporting resident services to lower-income neighbors.
- * Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (2017) (Arlington, VA)
Aims to end homelessness through supportive services and housing.
- * The Art League (2018) (Alexandria, VA)
Semi-professional, Regional, community, adult, youth visual arts education
- Artivate (2018) (Silver Spring, MD)
Arts education outreach bringing artists to people where they are.
- ASHA for Women (2017) (Rockville, MD)
Empowering South Asian women to lead abuse-free lives.
- Asian American LEAD (2017) (Washington, DC)
After-school & summer mentoring programs targeting low-income Asian American youth.
- Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (2017) (Washington, DC)
Serves Asian/Pacific Islander survivors of gender-based violence.
- * Ayuda (2018) (Washington, DC)
We offer legal, social, and interpretation services to low-income immigrants.
- Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad (2017) (Bethesda, MD)
Provides, at no cost, life-saving technology to communities served.
- Capital Area Asset Builders (2017) (Washington, DC)
Helps low- and moderate-income individuals and families to build wealth.
- * Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition (2018) (Washington, DC)
Defends immigrants' rights through legal services, education and advocacy.
- Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (2018) (Washington, DC)
We build community through the arts.
- The Choral Arts Society of Washington (2017) (Washington, DC)
Professional-caliber volunteer chorus performing masterpieces and new works.
- City Kids Wilderness Project (2017) (Washington, DC)
Academic and life success through empowerment and outdoor adventure.
- College Bound (2018) (Washington, DC)
Mentorship and college access program for Washington-area secondary school students
- Community Family Life Services (2017) (Washington, DC)
Support services for homeless and low income families and individuals.
- Community Ministries of Rockville (2018) (Rockville, MD)
Providing Health and Human Services for Montgomery County's most vulnerable.
- CREATE Arts Center (2018) (Silver Spring, MD)
We inspire creativity to advance personal development and well-being.
- CREATE Arts Center (2017) (Silver Spring, MD)
Inspires creativity to advance personal development and well-being.
- * DC Bilingual Public Charter School (2018) (Washington, DC)
Charter school ensuring high academic achievement in dual language setting.
- DC Creative Writing Workshop (2017) (Washington, DC)
In-class and after-school creative writing program for at-risk schoolchildren.
- DC Special Education Cooperative (2018) (Washington, DC)
The Co-op prepares students with disabilities for post-secondary success.
- Docs In Progress (2018) (Silver Spring, MD)
Changing lives through documentary film
- * Doorways for Women and Families (2017) (Arlington, VA)
Creating pathways out of homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault.
- The Downtown Cluster's Geriatric Day Care Center (2017) (Washington, DC)
Day center offering frail, at-risk seniors therapeutic and supportive services.
- The Dwelling Place (2018) (Gaithersburg, MD)
Housing services for formerly homeless families.
- The Dwelling Place (2017) (Gaithersburg, MD)
Housing and support services for homeless families with children.
- Educational Theatre Company (2017) (Arlington, VA)
Student-created and process-driven theatre education for ages 3-103.
- Emerging Scholars (2017) (Arlington, VA)
14-month academic/leadership enrichment for underrepresented students.
- Encore Stage & Studio (2018) (Arlington, VA)
Theatre by kids, for kids
- Everybody Wins! DC (2018) (Washington, DC)
Promote Children's literacy through shared reading experiences with a mentor
- Falls Church-McLean Children's Center (2018) (Falls Church, VA)
High-quality early childhood education program serving low-income, working families.
- Falls Church-McLean Children's Center (2017) (Falls Church, VA)
Building essential skills to help young children become kindergarten-ready.
- First Generation College Bound (2018) (Laurel, MD)
FGCB provides college access services to low income underrepresented youth.
- First Generation College Bound (2017) (Laurel, MD)
Increases college matriculation rates for least advantaged youth.
- Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena (2018) (Washington, DC)
Provides athletic and educational programming to young people of DC
- * Friendship Place (2017) (Washington, DC)
Empowers people to leave homelessness and rebuild their lives.
- Georgetown Ministry Center (2017) (Washington, DC)
A service-rich day center for chronically homeless individuals.
- Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services (2018) (Alexandria, VA)
Affordable Housing Provider for Low-Income Working Families
- * Hillside Work - Scholarship Connection (2017) (Greenbelt, MD)
Increases high school graduation rates and teaches skills for employment.
- Hope and a Home (2018) (Washington, DC)
Empowers homeless/low-income families to create stable homes.
- The House Student Leadership Center (2018) (Woodbridge, VA)
Out-of-school time initiatives for pre-teen and teens
- The House, Student Leadership Center (2017) (Woodbridge, VA)
Out-of-school time youth development and mentoring initiatives.
- The In Series (2017) (Washington, DC)
DC's home for innovative opera, intimate cabaret, and Latino programming.
- Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (2018) (Rockville, MD)
Provide support, education & prevention to end domestic/dating abuse.
- * Joy of Motion Dance Center (2017) (Washington, DC)
Dance education, performance, and engagement opportunities for a diverse community.
- * Jubilee Housing (2018) (Washington, DC)
Providing affordable housing and programming to residents of Ward 1
- Jubilee Jobs (2017) (Washington, DC)
Free job placement for individuals seeking marketplace jobs.
- KEEN Greater DC (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now) (2018) (Bethesda, MD)
Free of charge, one-to-one, programs for young people with disabilities.
- * Latino Economic Development Center (2017) (Washington, DC)
Drives economic advancement of low- to moderate income underserved communities.
- * Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia (2018) (Washington, DC)
General civil legal services for DC residents living in poverty.
- * The Literacy Lab (2017) (Washington, DC)
Literacy interventions to close the achievement gap.
- Lydia's House in Southeast (2017) (Washington, DC)
HUD-approved housing counseling agency and youth mentoring programs.
- McLean Project for the Arts (2018) (McLean, VA)
MPA exhibits, educates and inspires through contemporary art.
- Mentors, Inc (2018) (Washington, DC)
Youth mentoring for career/STEM exploration for 21st century employment.
- Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts (2017) (Rockville, MD)
Transforms individuals and communities through the visual arts.
- * Mobile Medical Care (2018) (Bethesda, MD)
Primary healthcare for 4,257 low-income individuals through 14,596 encounters annually
- National Philharmonic (2017) (North Bethesda, MD)
Resident professional orchestra, chorale and music education institute at Strathmore.
- Nick's Place, Inc. (2018) (BELTSVILLE, MD)
Recovery home and life management programs for young men.
- Nueva Vida (2017) (Alexandria, VA)
Services throughout the cancer continuum for underserved Latinas.
- OAR of Fairfax County (2017) (Fairfax, VA)
Assists those involved with the criminal justice system.
- Open Arms Housing (2018) (Washington, DC)
Supports formerly homeless women to obtain and maintain permanent housing.
- Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (2018) (Silver Spring, MD)
PFNCA provides programs and services for people facing Parkinson's.
- Perry School Community Services Center (2017) (Washington, DC)
Remedying conditions of chronic poverty through education and employment.
- Phoenix Bikes (2017) (Arlington, VA)
Teaches underserved teens bicycle repair through a community bike shop.
- Project Create (2017) (Washington, DC)
Creative youth development for children experiencing homelessness and poverty.
- Public Allies Washington, DC (2017) (Washington, DC)
Leadership and professional development that connects young adults to careers.
- Reading Partners (2017) (Washington, DC)
Tutoring program for low-income elementary students.
- Resources to Inspire Students and Educators (RISE) (2018) (Washington, DC)
Helps underserved low-income DC youth achieve academic and career success
- * Safe Shores - The DC Children's Advocacy Center (2018) (Washington, DC)
Provides services to child victims of abuse in Washington DC.
- * Samaritan Inns, Inc. (2018) (Washington, DC)
Provide housing, treatment, recovery services to homeless/at-risk individuals.
- * Seabury Resources for Aging (2018) (Washington, DC)
Services and housing options for vulnerable older adults
- * Seabury Resources for Aging (2017) (Washington, DC)
Social and housing supports to low-income elderly.
- * Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (2018) (Washington, DC)
Sixth&I offers meaningful cultural programs in an inspired community setting.
- Special Olympics District of Columbia (2018) (Washington, DC)
We provide sports programs for people with intellectual disabilities.
- Stroke Comeback Center (2018) (Vienna, VA)
SCC offers support programs for stroke and brain-trauma survivors.
- Synetic Theater (2018) (Arlington, VA)
Movement-focused theater offering performances, education, and free community programs
- * Tahirih Justice Center (2018) (Falls Church, VA)
Protecting immigrant women and girls fleeing gender-based violence.
- Teens Run DC (2018) (Washington, DC)
Youth mentoring and distance running program for underserved DC youth.
- * United States Capitol Historical Society (2018) (Washington, DC)
Enhance and Perpetuate the History and Heritage of U.S. Capitol
- Voices for a Second Chance (2018) (Washington, DC)
Our organization serves justice involved citizens pre and post release.
- * The Heart of America Foundation (2018) (Landover, MD)
Transforming spaces into modern learning environments
- Washington Area Bicyclist Association (2018) (Washington, DC)
Advocacy, outreach, and education for better bicycling for everyone
- Washington Improv Theater (2018) (Washington, DC)
Longform improvisational theater company offering classes and performances.
- The Washington Literacy Center (2018) (Washington, DC)
Literacy and workforce training for adults
- Washington Revels (2018) (Silver Spring, MD)
Creating community celebrating cultural traditions through music, dance and drama.
- * Wendt Center for Loss and Healing (2017) (Washington, DC)
Mental health services for victims of trauma, grief and loss.
- Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (2017) (Chantilly, VA)
Western Fairfax's go-to referral for emergency needs assistance.
- Young Women's Project (2017) (Washington, DC)
Builds the leadership and power of DC young people.