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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  15. * Bright Beginnings (Washington, DC)

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

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

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

  19. CityDance (2019) (Washington, DC)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  78. ThanksUSA (2019) (McLean, VA)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Total: 87