Catalogue Class of 2018-19


As we celebrate our 16th year, the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington is proud to announce the Class of 2018-19. Each of these nonprofits has been chosen, from 200+ applications, as "one of the best" local nonprofits in the region.

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 social media or send them an email.

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  1. The Abramson Scholarship Foundation (2019) (Washington, DC)

  2. Access Youth (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Restorative justice programming to reduce truancy and suspensions.

  3. ALIVE! (2019) (Alexandria, VA)

  4. Anacostia Watershed Society (2019) (Bladensburg, MD)

  5. The Arc of Northern Virginia (2018) (Falls Church, VA)
    Advocacy and services for those living with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

  6. Arlington Pediatric Center (2019) (Arlington, VA)

  7. Art Enables (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Vocational program and art gallery for artists with disabilities.

  8. Asian American LEAD (2018) (Washington, DC)
    After school and summer mentoring programs targeting low-income Asian American youth.

  9. Atlas Performing Arts Center (2019) (Washington, DC)

  10. Beacon House (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Closing the academic achievement gap for youth in Ward 5.

  11. Best Buddies Capital Region (2018) (Falls Church, VA)
    Creating inclusion opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  12. Bethesda Cares (2019) (Bethesda, MD)

  13. Bishop John T Walker School for Boys (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Tuition-free independent school located east of the Anacostia River.

  14. Bridges to Independence (2018) (Arlington, VA)
    Helping families overcome homelessness and achieve stable, independent futures.

  15. BroadFutures (2019) (Washington, DC)

  16. Building Bridges Across the River (2019) (Washington, DC)

  17. Byte Back (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Free tech training and career services for low-income adults.

  18. Capital Area Asset Building Corporation (2019) (Washington, DC)

  19. Capital Partners for Education (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Mentoring and college/career readiness for low-income DC-area students.

  20. CapitalBop (2019) (Washington, DC)

  21. Capitol Hill Village (2019) (Washington, DC)

  22. Carpe Diem Arts (2018) (Silver Spring, MD)
    Building community and celebrating diversity through visual, literary and performing arts.

  23. The Child & Family Network Centers (2018) (Alexandria, VA)
    Free early education and family services for at risk youth.

  24. Aspire Counseling (2018) (Gaithersburg, MD)
    Mental health/wellness for everyone, regardless of ability to pay.

  25. City Dogs Rescue (2019) (Washington, DC)

  26. City Kids Wilderness Project (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Academic and life success through empowerment and outdoor adventure.

  27. City Wildlife, Inc. (2019) (Washington, DC)

  28. Collective Action for Safe Spaces (2019) (Washington, DC)

  29. College Tribe (2019) (Washington , DC)

  30. CollegeTracks (2018) (Bethesda, MD)
    Helping low-income students get to and through postsecondary education.

  31. Common Good City Farm (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Growing food, educating, and serving the community.

  32. Common Threads (2018) (Largo, MD)
    Cooking and nutrition education provider for underserved kids and families.

  33. Community Advocates for Family & Youth (2018) (Capitol Heights, MD)
    Helping to embrace, educate, and empower those affected by crime.

  34. Community Bridges (2019) (Silver Spring, MD)

  35. Court Watch Montgomery (2019) (Silver Spring, MD)

  36. CREATE Arts Center (2019) (Silver Spring, MD)

  37. Creative Cauldron (2019) (Falls Church, VA)

  38. Crossroads Community Food Network (2018) (Takoma Park, MD)
    Building a healthier, more inclusive, local food system.

  39. The DC Policy Center (2019) (Washington, DC)

  40. DC - MD Justice For Our Neighbors (2019) (Rockville, MD)

  41. DC Alliance of Youth Advocates (2019) (Washington, DC)

  42. DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative (2019) (Washington, DC)

  43. DC Greens (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Advancing food justice in the nation's capital.

  44. DC Hunger Solutions (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Working to improve the nutrition of low-income District residents.

  45. DC SAFE (Survivors and Advocates for Empowerment) (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Ensuring safety and self-determination for domestic violence survivors in DC.

  46. Anacostia Playhouse (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Theater performances, exhibitions, and instruction in an under-served neighborhood.

  47. DCist (2019) (Washington , DC)

  48. DAWN (2019) (Washington, DC)

  49. District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH) (2019) (Washington, DC)

  50. Do the Write Thing Foundation of DC (2018) (Washington, DC)
    After-school and summer arts enrichment in Wards 7 and 8.

  51. Dog Tag Inc. (2019) (Washington, DC)

  52. Dream Project (2018) (Arlington, VA)
    Mentoring and scholarships to empower undocumented students to attend college.

  53. Dreaming Out Loud (2019) (Washington, DC)

  54. Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy (2019) (Washington, DC)

  55. ECO City Farms (2019) (Riverdale, MD)

  56. Edu-Futuro (2019) (Arlington, VA)

  57. Encore Stage & Studio (2019) (Arlington, VA)

  58. Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) (2019) (Fairfax, VA)

  59. Fellowship Square (2019) (Reston, VA)

  60. Food for Others (2018) (Fairfax, VA)
    Providing free food to neighbors in need in Northern Virginia.

  61. Frederick Children's Chorus (2019) (Woodsboro, MD)

  62. Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop (2019) (Washington, DC)

  63. Friends of Greenbelt Theatre (2018) (Greenbelt, MD)
    Independent movie theater offering diverse programs for all our communities.

  64. Fund for Investigative Journalism (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Supporting independent investigative journalism through grants, fellowships, and mentorships.

  65. Future Link (2019) (Rockville, MD)

  66. Generation Hope (2018) (Washington , DC)
    College completion and pre-k services for teen parents and children.

  67. Girls Inc of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Preparing girls to be healthy, educated, and independent women.

  68. Girls on the Run NOVA (2019) (Fairfax, VA)

  69. The Grassroot Project (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Training athletes to be health educators for teens.

  70. Healthy Babies Project (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Health services, core needs for low-income, pregnant DC teens and women.

  71. Heartly House (2019) (Frederick, MD)

  72. Hero Dogs, Inc. (2019) (Brookeville, MD)

  73. Higher Achievement (2019) (Washington, DC)

  74. Homeless Children's Playtime Project (2019) (Washington, DC)

  75. Hope Connections for Cancer Support (2018) (Bethesda, MD)
    Free cancer programs providing emotional support, education, wellness, and hope.

  76. Hope House DC (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Helping children and their incarcerated fathers build stronger bonds.

  77. Housing Unlimited (2019) (Silver Spring, MD)

  78. Insight Memory Care Center (2018) (Fairfax, VA)
    Alzheimer's and dementia adult day health and education/resource center.

  79. InterAct Story Theatre Education Association (2019) (Wheaton , MD)

  80. Joseph's House (2019) (Washington, DC)

  81. Josh Anderson Foundation (2018) (Vienna, VA)
    Suicide prevention resources and support for teens.

  82. Jubilee JumpStart (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Quality, affordable early childhood education in a dual language environment.

  83. Kid Power (2019) (Washington, DC)

  84. Kids In Need Distributors, Inc. (2019) (Bethesda, MD)

  85. LearnServe International (2019) (Washington, DC)

  86. LIFT-DC (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Empowering families to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.

  87. Literacy Council of Frederick County (2019) (Frederick, MD)

  88. Literacy Council of Northern Virginia (2019) (Falls Church, VA)

  89. Little Friends for Peace (2018) (Mt. Rainier, MD)
    Responding to personal & systemic violence with tested peace-building skills.

  90. Little Lights Urban Ministries (2019) (Washington, DC)

  91. Live It Learn It (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Closing the achievement gap, one field experience at a time.

  92. LAWS (Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter) (2019) (Leesburg, VA)

  93. Loudoun Hunger Relief (2018) (Leesburg, VA)
    Feeding the hungry of Loudoun County, Virginia.

  94. Lucky Dog Animal Rescue (2018) (Arlington, VA)
    Using a customized adoption process to find loving homes for dogs and cats.

  95. Mamatoto Village (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Holistic maternal health and wellness programs for expectant mothers.

  96. Manna Food Center (2018) (Gaithersburg, MD)
    The main Food Bank serving Montgomery County.

  97. Mercy Health Clinic (2018) (Gaithersburg, MD)
    Primary and specialty outpatient healthcare for the medically underserved.

  98. Mi Casa (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Preserves affordable housing to support and strengthen healthy, diverse neighborhoods.

  99. Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project (2019) (Washington, DC)

  100. Mikva Challenge DC (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Develops youth to be empowered, informed, and active citizens.

  101. Mobile Hope (2018) (Leesburg, VA)
    Improving the lives of precariously housed and homeless youth.

  102. Mobile Medical Care, Inc. (2019) (Bethesda, MD)

  103. Montgomery Countryside Alliance (2019) (Poolesville, MD)

  104. Mosaic Theater Company of DC (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Theater company with a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and community engagement.

  105. Multicultural Community Service (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Encouraging, promoting, and facilitating broad and inclusive civic engagement.

  106. The MusicianShip (2019) (Washington, DC)

  107. My Sister's Place (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Provides shelter and services to victims of domestic violence.

  108. NAMI Montgomery County (2019) (Rockville, MD)

  109. Neighborhood Legal Services Program of the District of Columbia (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Providing legal services to low-income DC residents.

  110. NextStop Theatre Company (2019) (Herndon, VA)

  111. Nourish Now (2019) (Rockville, MD)

  112. NOVA ScriptsCentral (2018) (Burke, VA)
    Nonprofit pharmacy providing life-saving medications for uninsured patients in Virginia.

  113. One Common Unity (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Empowering youth through the transformative power of the arts.

  114. Operation Second Chance (2019) (Germantown, MD)

  115. PAVE Inc. (2019) (Washington, DC)

  116. A Place To Be (2018) (Middleburg, VA)
    Music therapy for people with disability, medical, or life challenges.

  117. Pointless Theatre Company (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Multi-disciplinary, puppet-based theatre company exciting a passion for adventurous art.

  118. The Posse Foundation (2018) (Washington, DC)
    College access and leadership program for high school students.

  119. Potomac Riverkeeper Network (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Protecting and defending the Potomac River.

  120. President Lincoln's Cottage (2019) (Washington, DC)

  121. Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (2019) (Washington, DC)

  122. Prince George's Child Resource Center (2018) (Largo, MD)
    Supports parents and child care providers so children can thrive.

  123. Prince William Area Free Clinic (2018) (Woodbridge, VA)
    Free medical clinic serving low-income, uninsured patients.

  124. Prince William Conservation Alliance (2018) (Woodbridge, VA)
    Inspiring action and working together to create sustainable communities for all.

  125. Progressive Maryland (2019) (Largo, MD)

  126. Project Change (2018) (Olney, MD)
    Students achieving positive change in themselves and their community.

  127. Protect Our Defenders (2018) (McLean, VA)
    Assistance and advocacy for victims of military sexual trauma.

  128. Public Allies Washington, DC (2019) (Washington, DC)

  129. Rainbow Families (2019) (Washington, DC)

  130. Reading Partners (2019) (Washington, DC)

  131. Real Food for Kids (2018) (Great Falls, VA)
    Advocates for improving school food/educating students on healthy choices.

  132. Rock Creek Conservancy (2019) (Bethesda, MD)

  133. Rock Recovery (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Unique and holistic eating disorder recovery services and community education.

  134. Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Supporting, coaching, training our unhoused/unemployed neighbors to reach their goals.

  135. SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) of Northern Virginia (2018) (Alexandria, VA)
    Child abuse prevention through public/parent education and child advocacy.

  136. ScholarCHIPS, Inc. (2019) (Washington, DC)

  137. Second Story (2019) (Vienna, VA)

  138. Shout Mouse Press (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Writing program and publishing house for unheard voices.

  139. Silver Spring Village (2019) (Silver Spring, MD)

  140. Sitar Arts Center (2019) (Washington, DC)

  141. Southeast Ministry (2019) (Washington, DC)

  142. Stepping Stones Shelter (2018) (Rockville, MD)
    Emergency shelter for homeless families with children in Montgomery County.

  143. Story Tapestries (2018) (Germantown, MD)
    Using the arts to power literacy, create understanding, and building community.

  144. Suited for Change (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Providing professional attire and job-readiness support.

  145. Sunflower Bakery (2018) (Gaithersburg, MD)
    Skilled job training and employment for individuals with learning differences.

  146. The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Award-winning provider of theatre education for children, teens, and adults.

  147. Together We Bake (2018) (Alexandria, VA)
    Job training and personal development program for women in need.

  148. Tracy's Kids (2019) (Bethesda, MD)

  149. Traveling Players Ensemble (2019) (Great Falls, VA)

  150. Tzedek DC (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Safeguarding the rights of low-income DC families facing debt-related crises.

  151. Volunteer Fairfax (2019) (Fairfax, VA)

  152. Wanda Alston Foundation (2019) (Washington, DC)

  153. Washington Area Bicyclist Association (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Advocacy, outreach, and education for better bicycling for everyone.

  154. Washington Bach Consort (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Professional baroque ensemble serving residents of all ages in DC.

  155. Washington School for Girls (2019) (Washington, DC)

  156. Washington Urban Debate League (2018) (Washington , DC)
    Providing after school debate in under-served communities.

Total: 156