Special List: Holiday Giving 2016
Helps under-resourced youth find their voice through creative writing programs.
Youth Education & Enrichment
Provides high-quality adult basic education to improve lives.
Adult Literacy & Learning
Connects authors and books with students to build equitable access.
Mobilizes the community to stop pollution, restore natural systems, and rebuild relationships to Anacostia River.
Environment & Animal Services
Creates and provides evidence-based early education for under-resourced students.
Provides exemplary, safety-net medical care for Arlingtonians in need.
Health, Wellness, & Senior Services
Providing housing and supporting resident services to lower-income neighbors.
Basic Needs, Food, & Housing
Offers same-day emergency assistance to cover basic needs for Arlingtonians in crisis.
Helps seniors experience joy and healthy aging through multi-disciplinary arts experiences.
Provides legal services for low-income Asian immigrants with limited English proficiency.
Legal Services & Justice Programs
Mental health/wellness for everyone, regardless of ability to pay.
Offers long-term mentoring to those in child welfare system.
Children, Youth, & Families
Introduces dance to all ages through performances, workshops, and outreach.
Performing, Literary, & Visual Arts
Helps survivors of brain injury lead fulfilling lives.
Welcomes children with chronic health conditions to medically managed summer camps.
Provides emergency and long-term services to help those in need in Fairfax County.
Life Skills, Training, & Employment
Supports homeless women in DC with housing, health, employment and education.
Advocates for abused and neglected children and youth.
Empowers homeless with meals, case management, healthcare and encouraging potential.
Rescues adoptable dogs from overcrowded and high-kill shelters.
Supports low-income, first generation students to and through college.
Mentorship & College Access
Provides free mediation and conflict resolution services in Montgomery County
Advocates for and protects abused and neglected children in foster care.
Makes arts/humanities education accessible for DC public school students.
Charter school ensuring high academic achievement in dual-language setting.
Uses advocacy and programming to cut DC's teen pregnancy rate in half.
Provides safe housing for survivors of domestic violence.
Gives students professional experience while earning a college prep education.
Creating pathways out of homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault.
Restores, promotes and maintains Dumbarton Oaks Park.
Promotes sustainable lifestyle solutions through environmental education.
Empowers youth and families through education and leadership development.
Enhances Fairfax County Public Library programs and services.
Early childhood education program serving low-income, working families.
Helps teens in foster care find family.
Changes lives for foster youth through safe and engaging programming.
Fights food waste and hunger by empowering student leaders.
Empowers people to leave homelessness and rebuild their lives.
Supporting independent investigative journalism through grants, fellowships, and mentorships.
Community & Civic Engagement
Mentors over 2,200 pre-teen girls annually, activating confidence & competence.
Girls & Women
Helps girls in Northern Virginia build confidence through physical activity.
Global affairs and leadership development program for underserved youth.
Alleviates financial stress on families by providing diapers to low-income families.
Empowers at-risk children to succeed through comprehensive programs.
Distributes books and provides learning opportunities for at-risk preschoolers.
Legal services for low-income immigrants in Northern Virginia.
Immigrant & Refugee Services
Connects school-aged youth and families to STEM and cultural enrichment programming.
Empowers adults through English language training.
HUD-approved housing counseling agency and youth mentoring programs.
Educates DC's foster and at-risk youth through public boarding school.
Helps low-income youth access scholarships and middle-skill career education.
Collects surplus of fresh food and redistributes to those in need.
Gives students and teachers the tools they need to improve student literacy rates.
Helping formerly homeless women obtain and maintain permanent housing.
Provides grants for extracurricular activities to children of service members.
Veterans & Military Families
Fosters a love of reading and a connection to writing through public readings and educational programs.
Combats poverty by providing IT-training in underserved communities.
Supports parents and child care providers so children can thrive.
Brings STEM professionals to PreK-8th grades to deliver hands-on science activities.
Protects and revitalizes the lands and waters of Rock Creek Park.
Supports older court-involved youth with disabilities through special education legal services.
Provides meals, clothing and basic services for individuals experiencing homelessness.
Advances critical life skills of underserved youth through arts education.
Youth & Community Arts
Presenting, teaching, and cultivating the next generation of socially engaged poets.
Providing professional attire and job-readiness support.
Develops multicultural teacher resources and meaningful family engagement strategies.
Offers adoption, education, and support services for birth, adoptive parents and adopted children.
Supports high-quality arts and academic education for DC youth.
Makes mental health counseling accessible to all.
Offers services for hard-to-reach, homeless men, women, and children in the DC area.
Uses classical theatre to educate, explore, and entertain.
Transforms lives of girls through tuition-free private education.
Develops life skills for youth with experiential learning, leadership training, and service.
Helps young people re-engage in their education in a non-traditional school environment.