By Marie LeBlanc, Community Partnerships Coordinator
As we approach our celebration of the 10th Catalogue for Philanthropy, we look back to see how the Catalogue has grown and evolved.
In its third and fourth years, the Catalogue for Philanthropy continued growing — and marked its first significant milestone in fundraising for nonprofits. In 2005, Catalogue broke the $1 million mark with $1,778,181 raised in the first three years of publication, and went on to increase its annual fundraising level by 43% in 2006. In 2006, the Catalogue also became an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and transitioned its advisory board into a governing board.
The following charities were featured for the first time in print either in 2005 or 2006, and are relisted in the Catalogue this year:
- Nueva Vida offers support services for Latinas affected by cancer.
- DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence provides resources for thousands of domestic violence survivors in DC.
- Anacostia Watershed Society is an environmental group seeking safe, clean, swimmable and fishable Anacostia River
- Fair Chance builds capacity for nonprofits serving DC at-risk youth.
- Lorton Community Action Center works to break the cycle of poverty in Lorton, VA by providing community-based social services.
- theatreWashington promotes, represents, and supports Washington’s professional theatre community.
And the following nonprofits, originally featured in 2005 or 2006, were re-certified to remain on the Catalogue website this year:
- Community of Hope provides low-income, homeless, and underserved families with healthcare, housing, and education.
- ARRIBA Center offers employment training, job placement, bilingual, and advocacy services for minority disabled populations.
- Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Co. (DTSB&Co.) creates, presents, and tours dance works with a unique Asian American movement aesthetic.