Catalogue Class of
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.
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- Access Youth (2018) (Washington, DC)
Restorative justice programming to reduce truancy and suspensions.
- The Arc of Northern Virginia (2018) (Falls Church, VA)
Advocacy and services for those living with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
- Art Enables (2018) (Washington, DC)
Vocational program and art gallery for artists with disabilities.
- Asian American LEAD (2018) (Washington, DC)
After school and summer mentoring programs targeting low-income Asian American youth.
- Beacon House (2018) (Washington, DC)
Closing the academic achievement gap for youth in Ward 5.
- Best Buddies Capital Region (2018) (Falls Church, VA)
Creating inclusion opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- Bishop John T Walker School for Boys (2018) (Washington, DC)
Tuition-free independent school located east of the Anacostia River.
- Bridges to Independence (2018) (Arlington, VA)
Helping families overcome homelessness and achieve stable, independent futures.
- Byte Back (2018) (Washington, DC)
Free tech training and career services for low-income adults.
- Capital Partners for Education (2018) (Washington, DC)
Mentoring and college/career readiness for low-income DC-area students.
- Carpe Diem Arts (2018) (Silver Spring, MD)
Building community and celebrating diversity through visual, literary and performing arts.
- The Child & Family Network Centers (2018) (Alexandria, VA)
Free early education and family services for at risk youth.
- Aspire Counseling (2018) (Gaithersburg, MD)
Mental health/wellness for everyone, regardless of ability to pay.
- City Kids Wilderness Project (2018) (Washington, DC)
Academic and life success through empowerment and outdoor adventure.
- CollegeTracks (2018) (Bethesda, MD)
Helping low-income students get to and through postsecondary education.
- Common Good City Farm (2018) (Washington, DC)
Growing food, educating, and serving the community.
- Common Threads (2018) (Largo, MD)
Cooking and nutrition education provider for underserved kids and families.
- Community Advocates for Family & Youth (2018) (Capitol Heights, MD)
Helping to embrace, educate, and empower those affected by crime.
- Crossroads Community Food Network (2018) (Takoma Park, MD)
Building a healthier, more inclusive, local food system.
- DC Greens (2018) (Washington, DC)
Advancing food justice in the nation's capital.
- DC Hunger Solutions (2018) (Washington, DC)
Working to improve the nutrition of low-income District residents.
- DC SAFE (Survivors and Advocates for Empowerment) (2018) (Washington, DC)
Ensuring safety and self-determination for domestic violence survivors in DC.
- Anacostia Playhouse (2018) (Washington, DC)
Theater performances, exhibitions, and instruction in an under-served neighborhood.
- Do the Write Thing Foundation of DC (2018) (Washington, DC)
After-school and summer arts enrichment in Wards 7 and 8.
- Dream Project (2018) (Arlington, VA)
Mentoring and scholarships to empower undocumented students to attend college.
- Food for Others (2018) (Fairfax, VA)
Providing free food to neighbors in need in Northern Virginia.
- Friends of Greenbelt Theatre (2018) (Greenbelt, MD)
Independent movie theater offering diverse programs for all our communities.
- Fund for Investigative Journalism (2018) (Washington, DC)
Supporting independent investigative journalism through grants, fellowships, and mentorships.
- Generation Hope (2018) (Washington , DC)
College completion and pre-k services for teen parents and children.
- Girls Inc of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area (2018) (Washington, DC)
Preparing girls to be healthy, educated, and independent women.
- The Grassroot Project (2018) (Washington, DC)
Training athletes to be health educators for teens.
- Healthy Babies Project (2018) (Washington, DC)
Health services, core needs for low-income, pregnant DC teens and women.
- Hope Connections for Cancer Support (2018) (Bethesda, MD)
Free cancer programs providing emotional support, education, wellness, and hope.
- Hope House DC (2018) (Washington, DC)
Helping children and their incarcerated fathers build stronger bonds.
- Insight Memory Care Center (2018) (Fairfax, VA)
Alzheimer's and dementia adult day health and education/resource center.
- Josh Anderson Foundation (2018) (Vienna, VA)
Suicide prevention resources and support for teens.
- Jubilee JumpStart (2018) (Washington, DC)
Quality, affordable early childhood education in a dual language environment.
- LIFT-DC (2018) (Washington, DC)
Empowering families to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.
- Little Friends for Peace (2018) (Mt. Rainier, MD)
Responding to personal & systemic violence with tested peace-building skills.
- Live It Learn It (2018) (Washington, DC)
Closing the achievement gap, one field experience at a time.
- Loudoun Hunger Relief (2018) (Leesburg, VA)
Feeding the hungry of Loudoun County, Virginia.
- Lucky Dog Animal Rescue (2018) (Arlington, VA)
Using a customized adoption process to find loving homes for dogs and cats.
- Mamatoto Village (2018) (Washington, DC)
Holistic maternal health and wellness programs for expectant mothers.
- Manna Food Center (2018) (Gaithersburg, MD)
The main Food Bank serving Montgomery County.
- Mercy Health Clinic (2018) (Gaithersburg, MD)
Primary and specialty outpatient healthcare for the medically underserved.
- Mi Casa (2018) (Washington, DC)
Preserves affordable housing to support and strengthen healthy, diverse neighborhoods.
- Mikva Challenge DC (2018) (Washington, DC)
Develops youth to be empowered, informed, and active citizens.
- Mobile Hope (2018) (Leesburg, VA)
Improving the lives of precariously housed and homeless youth.
- Mosaic Theater Company of DC (2018) (Washington, DC)
Theater company with a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and community engagement.
- Multicultural Community Service (2018) (Washington, DC)
Encouraging, promoting, and facilitating broad and inclusive civic engagement.
- My Sister's Place (2018) (Washington, DC)
Provides shelter and services to victims of domestic violence.
- Neighborhood Legal Services Program of the District of Columbia (2018) (Washington, DC)
Providing legal services to low-income DC residents.
- NOVA ScriptsCentral (2018) (Burke, VA)
Nonprofit pharmacy providing life-saving medications for uninsured patients in Virginia.
- One Common Unity (2018) (Washington, DC)
Empowering youth through the transformative power of the arts.
- A Place To Be (2018) (Middleburg, VA)
Music therapy for people with disability, medical, or life challenges.
- Pointless Theatre Company (2018) (Washington, DC)
Multi-disciplinary, puppet-based theatre company exciting a passion for adventurous art.
- The Posse Foundation (2018) (Washington, DC)
College access and leadership program for high school students.
- Potomac Riverkeeper Network (2018) (Washington, DC)
Protecting and defending the Potomac River.
- Prince George's Child Resource Center (2018) (Largo, MD)
Supports parents and child care providers so children can thrive.
- Prince William Area Free Clinic (2018) (Woodbridge, VA)
Free medical clinic serving low-income, uninsured patients.
- Prince William Conservation Alliance (2018) (Woodbridge, VA)
Inspiring action and working together to create sustainable communities for all.
- Project Change (2018) (Olney, MD)
Students achieving positive change in themselves and their community.
- Protect Our Defenders (2018) (McLean, VA)
Assistance and advocacy for victims of military sexual trauma.
- Real Food for Kids (2018) (Great Falls, VA)
Advocates for improving school food/educating students on healthy choices.
- Rock Recovery (2018) (Washington, DC)
Unique and holistic eating disorder recovery services and community education.
- Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington (2018) (Washington, DC)
Supporting, coaching, training our unhoused/unemployed neighbors to reach their goals.
- SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) of Northern Virginia (2018) (Alexandria, VA)
Child abuse prevention through public/parent education and child advocacy.
- Shout Mouse Press (2018) (Washington, DC)
Writing program and publishing house for unheard voices.
- Stepping Stones Shelter (2018) (Rockville, MD)
Emergency shelter for homeless families with children in Montgomery County.
- Story Tapestries (2018) (Germantown, MD)
Using the arts to power literacy, create understanding, and building community.
- Suited for Change (2018) (Washington, DC)
Providing professional attire and job-readiness support.
- Sunflower Bakery (2018) (Gaithersburg, MD)
Skilled job training and employment for individuals with learning differences.
- The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts (2018) (Washington, DC)
Award-winning provider of theatre education for children, teens, and adults.
- Together We Bake (2018) (Alexandria, VA)
Job training and personal development program for women in need.
- Tzedek DC (2018) (Washington, DC)
Safeguarding the rights of low-income DC families facing debt-related crises.
- Washington Area Bicyclist Association (2018) (Washington, DC)
Advocacy, outreach, and education for better bicycling for everyone.
- Washington Bach Consort (2018) (Washington, DC)
Professional baroque ensemble serving residents of all ages in DC.
- Washington Urban Debate League (2018) (Washington , DC)
Providing after school debate in under-served communities.