In predominantly affluent Takoma Park and Silver Spring, its easy to overlook the many individuals who struggle to get by. But ACSGW ensures that no one is forgotten, reaching out to the most vulnerable among us refugees and immigrants, at-risk youth, low-income seniors and helping them build independence and self-sufficiency. Donations of food, clothing, diapers, holiday baskets, and more help clients make ends meet during tough times. At the Learning Center, 8-week courses in English and computers boost job prospects for low-skilled workers; for more advanced students, training in computer repair and technical certifications increase earning power. Fitness programs and learning camps empower youth to make healthy choices and shape their own futures. And when emergencies strike (such as the 2016 apartment fire that displaced 60 families), crisis support makes a real difference. Serving nearly 3,000 families annually, ACSGW is always there to lend a hand. So can you.

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Budget (FY2016)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • The current budget for Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington is: $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

Catalogue charities range in size from $100,000 to $3 million. This graphic indicates the budget range of the organization featured here. If you see an organizational budget above the $3 million mark, that is because the featured charity has grown in size since it first appeared in the Catalogue. We proudly present on our website the work of these "growth" charities.

About the Catalogue for Philanthropy

Each year 120 expert reviewers evaluate applicants for distinction, merit, and impact. Each featured charity has been successfully site visited and its financials given the thumbs up. The Catalogue for Philanthropy charges no fees and raises funds separately to support its work. Since 2003, it has raised over $40 million for charities across the Greater Washington region.

The Catalogue for Philanthropy looks to friends like you to keep our services independent and entirely free of charge. Consider a small contribution to the Catalogue to cap off your gift and help the causes you care about get the full support they deserve!

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