Catalogue Class of 2019-20


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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Note: An asterisk (*) indicates a "growth" organization -- a previously featured nonprofit whose budget now exceeds our $3 million limit.
  1. * A-SPAN (2021) (Arlington, VA)

  2. Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School (2019) (Washington, DC)

  3. * ACCA, Inc. (Annandale Christian Community for Action) (2021) (Annandale, VA)

  4. Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington (2021) (Silver Spring, MD)

  5. Alice Ferguson Foundation (2018) (Accokeek, MD)
    Connecting people to nature through education, stewardship, and advocacy.

  6. American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras (2019) (Annandale, VA)

  7. * AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation (Washington, DC)

  8. * Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (2018) (Arlington, VA)
    Providing housing and supporting resident services to lower-income neighbors.

  9. Arlington Thrive (2019) (Arlington, VA)

  10. * The Art League (2018) (Alexandria, VA)
    Semi-professional, regional visual arts education for youth, adults, and the community.

  11. Art Works Studio School (2019) (Hyattsville, MD)

  12. Artivate (2018) (Silver Spring, MD)
    Arts education outreach bringing artists to people where they are.

  13. Aspire! Afterschool Learning (2020) (Arlington, VA)

  14. * Audubon Naturalist Society (2020) (Chevy Chase, MD)

  15. * Ayuda (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Legal, social, and interpretation services for low-income immigrants.

  16. BEST Kids, Inc. (2019) (Washington, DC)

  17. Bowen McCauley Dance Company (2019) (Arlington, VA)

  18. The Brain Foundation (2020) (Springfield, VA)

  19. Brainy Camps Association (2019) (Washington, DC)

  20. Break the Cycle (2019) (Washington, DC)

  21. * Bright Beginnings (Washington, DC)

  22. C&O Canal Trust (2021) (Williamsport, MD)

  23. * Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Defending immigrants' rights through legal services, education and advocacy.

  24. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Building community through the arts.

  25. CaringMatters, Inc. (2021) (Gaithersburg, MD)

  26. Carpenter's Shelter (2021) (Alexandria, VA)

  27. Casa Chirilagua (2021) (Alexandria, VA)

  28. * Center for Adoption Support and Education (2020) (Burtonsville, MD)

  29. Children's Chorus of Washington (2019) (Washington, DC)

  30. CityDance (2019) (Washington, DC)

  31. College Bound (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Mentorship and college access program for Washington-area students.

  32. College Bound (2019) (Washington, DC)

  33. Community Legal Services of Prince George's County (2019) (Greenbelt, MD)

  34. Community Lodgings (2020) (Alexandria, VA)

  35. Community Ministries of Rockville (2018) (Rockville, MD)
    Providing health and human services for Montgomery County's most vulnerable residents.

  36. * Community of Hope (2020) (Washington, DC)

  37. CREATE Arts Center (2018) (Silver Spring, MD)
    Inspiring creativity to advance personal development and well-being.

  38. The Dance Institute of Washington, Inc. (2019) (Washington, DC)

  39. * DC Bilingual Public Charter School (2018) (WASHINGTON, DC)
    Charter school ensuring high academic achievement in dual-language setting.

  40. DC Special Education Cooperative (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Preparing students with disabilities for post-secondary success.

  41. District of Columbia Students Construction Trades Foundation (2019) (Washington, DC)

  42. Docs In Progress (2018) (Silver Spring, MD)
    Changing lives through documentary film.

  43. * Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School (Tacoma Park, Ma)

  44. * Doorways (2021) (Arlington, VA)

  45. The Dwelling Place (2018) (Germantown, MD)
    Housing services for formerly homeless families.

  46. The Dwelling Place (2020) (Montgomery Village, MD)

  47. Earth Sangha (2021) (Annandale, VA)

  48. The Ellington Fund (2019) (Washington, DC)

  49. Emerging Scholars Program (2021) (Arlington, VA)

  50. Encore Stage & Studio (2018) (Arlington, VA)
    Theatre by kids, for kids.

  51. Everybody Wins! DC (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Promoting children's literacy through shared reading experiences with a mentor.

  52. * FACETS Cares (2020) (Fairfax, VA)

  53. Fairfax Library Foundation (2020) (Fairfax, VA)

  54. Falls Church-McLean Children's Center (2018) (Falls Church, VA)
    Early childhood education program serving low-income, working families.

  55. Family & Youth Initiative (2019) (Washington, DC)

  56. The Family Place, Inc (2021) (Washington, DC)

  57. Fihankra Akoma Ntoaso (FAN) (2019) (Washington, DC)

  58. First Generation College Bound (2018) (Laurel, MD)
    College access services to low income underrepresented youth.

  59. First Generation College Bound (2019) (Laurel, MD)

  60. Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Athletic and educational programming for young people in DC.

  61. Friends of Guest House (2019) (Alexandria, VA)

  62. * Friendship Place (2021) (Washington, DC)

  63. Gandhi Brigade Youth Media (2019) (Silver Spring, MD)

  64. Georgetown Ministry Center (2021) (Washington, DC)

  65. Girls on the Run of Montgomery County, MD (2020) (Rockville, MD)

  66. Global Kids, Inc (2021) (Washington, DC)

  67. Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services (2018) (Alexandria, VA)
    Affordable housing provider for low-income working families

  68. Great and Small (2021) (Boyds, MD)

  69. * The Heart of America Foundation (2018) (Landover, MD)
    Transforming spaces into modern learning environments.

  70. HomeAid Northern Virginia (2020) (Chantilly, VA)

  71. Hope and a Home (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Empowering homeless/low-income families to create stable homes.

  72. Hope and a Home (2019) (Washington, DC)

  73. Hope for Henry (2021) (Washington, DC)

  74. Horizons Greater Washington (2020) (Washington, DC)

  75. The House Student Leadership Center (2018) (Woodbridge, VA)
    Out-of-school time initiatives for pre-teens and teens.

  76. Housing Initiative Partnership, Inc. (2021) (Hyattsville, MD)

  77. * Housing Up (2020) (Washington , DC)

  78. The Human Trafficking Legal Center (2021) (Washington, DC)

  79. * Iona Senior Services (2020) (Washington, DC)

  80. Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (2018) (Rockville, MD)
    Providing support, education, and prevention to end domestic/dating abuse.

  81. * Jubilee Housing (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Providing affordable housing and programming to residents of Ward 1.

  82. Just Neighbors Ministry (2021) (Annandale, VA)

  83. KEEN Greater DC (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now) (2018) (Bethesda, MD)
    Free, one-to-one exercise programs for young people with disabilities.

  84. Kids R First (2021) (Reston, VA)

  85. The Latino Student Fund (2019) (Washington, DC)

  86. * Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia (2018) (Washington, DC)
    General civil legal services for DC residents living in poverty.

  87. * Legal Counsel for the Elderly (2021) (Washington, DC)

  88. Liberty's Promise (2020) (Alexandria, VA)

  89. Liberty's Promise (2021) (Alexandria, VA)

  90. Life Asset (2021) (Washington, DC)

  91. * The Literacy Lab (2021) (Washington, DC)

  92. Lorton Community Action Center (2019) (Lorton, VA)

  93. Main Street Child Development Center (2020) (Fairfax, VA)

  94. Mary House (2021) (Washington, DC)

  95. McLean Project for the Arts (2018) (McLean, VA)
    Exhibiting, educating and inspiring residents through contemporary art.

  96. McLean Project for the Arts (2019) (McLean, VA)

  97. Mentors, Inc (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Youth mentoring for career/STEM exploration leading to 21st century employment opportunities.

  98. The Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts (2021) (Rockville, MD)

  99. * Miriam's Kitchen (2020) (Washington, DC)

  100. * Mobile Medical Care (2018) (Bethesda, MD)
    Primary healthcare for over 4,000 low-income individuals annually.

  101. * Monument Academy (2021) (Washington, DC)

  102. Multicultural Career Intern Program (MCIP) (2020) (Washington, DC)

  103. National Philharmonic (2021) (North Bethesda, MD)

  104. The News Literacy Project (2019) (Washington, DC)

  105. Nick's Place (2018) (Millsboro, DE)
    Recovery home and life management programs for young men.

  106. Northern Virginia Science Center Foundation DBA Children's Science Center (2021) (Fairfax, VA)

  107. Open Arms Housing (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Helping formerly homeless women obtain and maintain permanent housing.

  108. Our Military Kids (2019) (McLean, VA)

  109. Out Teach (2021) (Washington, DC)

  110. Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (2018) (Silver Spring, MD)
    Programs and services for people facing Parkinson's.

  111. Per Scholas National Capital Region (NCR) (2020) (Silver Spring, MD)

  112. Playworks Mid-Atlantic (2020) (Washington, D)

  113. Potomac Community Resources, Inc. (2021) (Rockville, MD)

  114. Project Create (2021) (Washington, DC)

  115. Rebuilding Together Montgomery County (2020) (GAITHERSBURG, MD)

  116. Rebuilding Together Montgomery County (2021) (Gaithersburg, MD)

  117. RESET (2021) (Washington, DC)

  118. Resources to Inspire Students and Educators (RISE) (2018) (WASHINGTON, DC)
    Helps underserved, low-income DC youth achieve academic and career success

  119. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC (2019) (Washington, DC)

  120. * Safe Shores - The DC Children's Advocacy Center (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Provides services to child victims of abuse in Washington, DC.

  121. * Samaritan Inns (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Provides housing, treatment, and recovery services to homeless/at-risk individuals.

  122. San Miguel School (2020) (Washington, DC)

  123. * Seabury Resources for Aging (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Providing services and housing options for vulnerable older adults.

  124. * Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Meaningful cultural programs in an inspired community setting.

  125. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts (2019) (Washington, DC)

  126. Special Olympics District of Columbia (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Sports programs for people with intellectual disabilities.

  127. Spend Yourself Food Pantry, Columbia Baptist Church (2019) (Falls Church, VA)

  128. Split This Rock (2021) (Washington, DC)

  129. Street Sense Media (2020) (Washington, DC)

  130. Stroke Comeback Center (2018) (Vienna, VA)
    Support programs for stroke and brain-trauma survivors.

  131. Stroke Comeback Center (2019) (Vienna, VA)

  132. Synetic Theater (2018) (Arlington, VA)
    Movement-focused theater offering performances, education, and free community programs.

  133. Synetic Theater (2019) (Arlington, VA)

  134. * Tahirih Justice Center (2018) (Falls Church, VA)
    Protecting immigrant women and girls fleeing gender-based violence.

  135. Teens Run DC (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Youth mentoring and distance running program for underserved DC youth.

  136. Teens Run DC (2019) (Washington, DC)

  137. ThanksUSA (2019) (McLean, VA)

  138. * United States Capitol Historical Society (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Enhancing and perpetuating the history and heritage of the US Capitol.

  139. * Urban Alliance (2020) (Washington, DC)

  140. Voices for a Second Chance (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Serving justice-involved citizens pre- and post-release.

  141. Washington English Center (2021) (Washington, DC)

  142. Washington Improv Theater (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Longform improvisational theater company offering classes and performances.

  143. * Washington Jesuit Academy (2020) (Washington, DC)

  144. The Washington Literacy Center (2018) (Washington, DC)
    Literacy and workforce training for adults.

  145. Washington Revels (2018) (Silver Spring, MD)
    Creating community and celebrating cultural traditions through music, dance and drama.

  146. * Wendt Center for Loss and Healing (2021) (Washington, DC)

  147. * A Wider Circle (2020) (Kensington, MD)

  148. The Women's Center (2019) (Vienna, VA)

  149. The Writer's Center (2019) (Bethesda, MD)

  150. Yellow Ribbon Fund (2021) (Bethesda, MD)

  151. Young Artists of America (2021) (North Bethesda, MD)

  152. Young Ladies of Tomorrow (2019) (Washington, DC)

  153. Youth Leadership Foundation (2021) (Washington, DC)

  154. YouthBuild Public Charter School (2020) (Washington, DC)

Total: 154