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
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
Develops affordable housing and resident services programs for Arlingtonians.
Basic Needs, Food, & Housing
Offers same-day emergency assistance to cover basic needs for Arlingtonians in crisis.
Promotes sustainable lifestyle solutions through environmental education.
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 services for everyone regardless of ability to pay.
Offers adoption, education, and support services for birth, adoptive parents and adopted children.
Children, Youth, & Families
Offers long-term mentoring to those in child welfare system.
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.
Educates children with a variety of needs through individualized programming.
Provides emergency and long-term services to help those in need in Fairfax County.
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.
Connects underserved populations with quality dance performances and educational programs.
Youth & Community Arts
Supports low-income, first generation students to and through college.
Mentorship & College Access
Offers leadership development, advocacy, and college programming for girls and families.
Girls & Women
Focuses on helping low-income residents access healthy, local food.
Provides free mediation and conflict resolution services in Montgomery County
Community & Civic Engagement
Advocates for and protects abused and neglected children in foster care.
Serves as a membership organization that promotes DC's arts, heritage, and culture.
Makes arts/humanities education accessible for DC public school students.
Builds bilingual academic achievement for low-income, immigrant families.
Uses advocacy and programming to cut DC's teen pregnancy rate in half.
Alleviates financial stress on families by providing diapers to low-income families.
Helps Latino immigrants transition from homelessness to permanent housing.
Uses poetry, soccer and service learning to inspire youth in after-school programs.
Represents domestic violence survivors and at-risk children for free.
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.
Empowers youth and families through education and leadership development.
Supports high-quality arts and academic education for DC youth.
Enhances Fairfax County Public Library programs and services.
Building essential skills to help young children become kindergarten-ready.
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.
Produces challenging plays from a diversity of voices that inspire discussion.
Inspires business professionals to engage with local nonprofits.
Empowers people to leave homelessness and rebuild their lives.
Grants for investigative journalists to cover the costs of reporting
Mentors over 2,000 pre-teen girls annually, activating confidence & competence.
Helps girls in Northern Virginia build confidence through physical activity.
Manages Glen Echo Park's arts programs, festivals, and facilities.
Global affairs and leadership development program for underserved youth.
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.
Helps young people re-engage in their education in a non-traditional school environment.
Empowers adults through English language training.
HUD-approved housing counseling agency and youth mentoring programs.
Establishes sustainable indigenous programs to help landmine affected countries.
Matches DC teens with adult mentors for positive life trajectories.
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.
Provides stable housing, services, and community for formerly-homeless women.
Brings visiting authors and gives books to disadvantaged students.
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.
Life Skills, Training, & Employment
Boosts social-emotional learning through play and physical activity.
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.
Creates a thriving community for seniors, from housing to health programming.
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.
Presenting, teaching, and cultivating the next generation of socially engaged poets.
Enables low-income women to increase their
Develops multicultural teacher resources and meaningful family engagement strategies.
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.
Makes mental health counseling accessible to all.
Helps at-risk girls transition successfully from adolescence to young adulthood.