Local Nonprofit Bulletin
Philanthropic resources, news from small nonprofits in the DMV, upcoming events, and a roundup of opportunities to volunteer and offer your support! Have questions or an opportunity you want featured? Reach out to Amanda, our Communications and Marketing Coordinator, for shoutouts and collaborations!
Announcing our 20th Catalogue Class
After a rigorous application and selection process, conducted by a team of 170+ volunteer community advocates from the Greater Washington region, we are proud to announce the 2022-23 class of critical and trusted local nonprofits! Let these organizations know how much their work means to you by giving them a shoutout and supporting their efforts. You can also add your name to our mailing list to ensure you receive a complimentary copy of the Catalogue when it’s released in November 2022.
Matt Gayer Recognized as a 40 Under 40 Awardee
Congratulations to Matt Gayer, Co-Executive Director of the Catalogue, who was selected by the Washington Business Journal as one of the recipients of its 40 Under 40 Awards this year! Join us in congratulating Matt on this well-deserved award.
We also want to congratulate fellow awardees Tom Bartlett, Co-Founder and President of 20 Degrees, Gabrielle Majewski, Executive Director of the DC Affordable Law Firm, and Carlyn Madden, Founder and CEO of Good Insight.
How does the 2022-23 budget passed by the DC Council on May 24 impact the lives of DC residents? For one, the DC Diaper Bank Grant Program will be funded with $500,000 – fulfilling a critical need as diapers aren’t covered by federal assistance programs like SNAP. Catalogue nonprofit partner Capital Area Asset Builders also lauds the expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit to undocumented adult workers in the city.
Thanks to the collective advocacy of the Fair Budget Coalition – which includes nonprofits like the Amara Legal Center, DC Greens, Jews United for Justice, Legal Aid Society, Miriam’s Kitchen, Washington Area Bicyclist Association, and more – the budget will include 260 permanent supportive housing vouchers for families and 500 for individuals as well. Read more about the new city budget in the Washington Informer.
Speaking of diapers, congratulations to the Greater DC Diaper Bank for distributing their 25 millionth diaper back in March! “12 years ago we were operating out of my home – now we have 10,000 square feet of warehouse space,” Founder and Executive Director Corinne Cannon tells Washington Parent. “In spite of the challenges posed by COVID, what we’ve learned since 2020 is that our model works, and it can be replicated on a much larger scale in times of crisis.”
In other DC Council news, the Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) – which will help DC homeowners catch up on their mortgages and other housing-related payments – is still not open. With the District’s foreclosure moratorium for owner-occupied homes set to expire on June 30, the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia calls on the DC Council to “pass emergency legislation extending the foreclosure moratorium and strengthening protections for homeowners who submit applications once (HAF) is open.” Visit their blog to learn more.
Early voting in the District begins today! Ahead of primary election day on June 21, check out this 2022 Primary Voter Guide by Street Sense Media to view candidate profiles for mayoral, council chair, attorney general, and other candidates.
Despite new laws, commissions, and task forces, six people were killed by law enforcement officers in Montgomery County in 2021. Jews United for Justice, alongside partners like the ACLU of Maryland and NAACP, have been working to strengthen the local bill that established civilian-involved police disciplinary boards in Montgomery County. Now, they are opposing increased funding for a superfluous new branch of the Montgomery County Police Department called Community Resource Bureau. Learn more about their work on their website.
“A social historian as well as an artist, (Melanie Kehoss) excavates the past with a particular stress on foodways,” writes Mark Jenkins in the Washington Post. Tomorrow, June 11, is the last day to catch Kehoss’ show, “Labor and Leisure,” at the McLean Project for the Arts!
After more than four years of planning, The Well at Oxon Run is now open! This new urban garden and wellness space in Ward 8 is founded and operated under DC Greens, and was created as a partnership between The Green Scheme, The Friends of Oxon Run, Soul of the City, and the Department of Parks and Recreation. Valerie Bonk writes in WTOP that “In addition to the community garden, The Well also features an amphitheater, outdoor classroom, chicken coop, and a library.”
We’re so excited to see Mamatoto Village expanding! Their new location at 4315 Sheriff Road NE, double in size from their previous location, allows them to grow their offerings, such as by adding a milk depot and dispensary. As one of the few providers in Ward 7 offering pregnancy and postpartum services, Mamatoto Village has long supported Black families in having positive birth experiences. “In this nation, we do not support postpartum,” Ronnet Gross, a perinatal care specialist at Mamatoto, tells DCist. “And so while we can’t do all of it, we can help.”
Wednesday evenings | Summer in the Parks with the Rock Creek community, featuring music and fun-for-all-ages games & activities
June 11 | Enjoy a day of recitals and presentations by over 150 CHAW youth and adult students at CHAW’s Spring Performance Festival, co-located at CHAW and The Miracle Theater (535 8th St SE)
June 11, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Rain or shine, support the C&O Canal Trust and the C&O Canal National Historical Park by participating in the TowpathGO 5K Challenge
June 16 and July 7, 2:00 PM | Join Main Street and the University of Maryland for two webinars about the Main Street model of affordable, inclusive housing & membership!
June 16, 6:00 – 7:00 PM | The Art League’s June solo artist Beverly Valdez will discuss her exhibit “The Spirit of Carnival”
June 17, 6:00 – 9:00 PM | Opening reception for Justice Arts Coalition’s latest exhibition “Sotto Voce”
June 17, 6:30 PM | The Dream Project presents its 12th annual Scholarship Award Ceremony at the Wakefield High School Auditorium
June 18, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Celebrate Juneteenth at the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Community Resilience Day Celebration, co-sponsored by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association and more! Participating Partners include Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and Dreaming Out Loud. East of the River Steelband will also be performing.
June 18, 8:00 – 9:00 PM | Join The Theatre Lab for their alumni cabaret celebrating their 30th anniversary!
June 19, 2:00 – 10:00 PM | Head to Tommy Joe’s Bar + Grill in Bethesda for their Second Annual Father’s Day fundraiser benefiting St. Ann’s Center
June 20 – August 26 | Students ages 14-17 can flex their creative muscles and cultivate their artistic abilities at VisArts’ Teen Camp (scholarships available)
June 27, 6:00 – 8:00 PM | Learn the art of making herbal loose leaf tea with Common Good City Farm
June 27 – August 5, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Join Project Create’s multi-disciplinary arts summer camp in Anacostia! Elementary and middle school students will participate in visual, performing and digital media art-making, as well as exciting field trips. Free for DC residents (and includes a hot lunch)!
June 28, 7:00 – 8:30 PM | What’s at stake in the local primary elections in Montgomery County? Hear from Jews United for Justice in this non-partisan conversation on who is running, when the elections are happening, how you can be part of shaping Maryland, and more
June 29, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Capital Book Fest is here! Meet local, award-winning authors, enjoy interactive activities, shop for gently-used books, and more.
July 5 – 21 | The Giving Square is offering a series of Service Learning Workshops to help kids connect to issues, explore nonprofits, and define their own service learning path
July 16, 11 AM | Catch some original music by brand new DC youth bands at the Girls Rock! DC Showcase
July 18 – August 5 | Apply for National Philharmonic’s Summer String Institute! The orchestra program is still accepting applications until July 1
Join Rock Creek Conservancy for cleanups, invasive removals, and more!
Horizons Greater Washington is throwing a supply packing party on Tuesday, June 14, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM in advance of the kickoff of their summer programming.
Join the Prince William County Community Foundation’s efforts to eradicate hunger by volunteering at one of their upcoming food distribution events on: June 22 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM at Dale City Commuter Lot and June 30 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM at Unity Braxton Middle School, Manassas. Email them to RSVP and volunteer.
Designed for early- to mid-career professionals, the ABFE Connecting Leaders Fellowship Program is a year-long experience designed to sharpen the skills and strengthen the leadership capacity of?foundation staff, donors, trustees, and nonprofit leaders who are committed to assisting Black communities through philanthropy. The submission deadline is July 1.
“We Surveyed Hundreds of Philanthropy Professionals. Here’s What We Found” | Inside Philanthropy
Read some of the initial findings from this major survey, which include a broad overview of how people view philanthropy, their feelings about funders (and billionaire funders), their calls for reform, and more.
Gender Spectrum Collection | VICE
“Stock photos that accompany articles do more than illustrate subject matter. They have the power to shape perceptions of entire communities.” This stock photo library features images of trans and non-binary models to help organizations better represent members of these communities as people not necessarily defined by their gender identities.