Greater Washington is home to thousands of individuals who want to become mentors yet struggle to find programs that match their interests and availability. Meanwhile, mentoring programs lack the resources for quality recruitment. MentorPrize bridges the gap, uniting people across communities and boosting the chances of a successful mentor-mentee match. Through presentations at corporations, outreach at public events and volunteer fairs, and regular posts on volunteer websites, MentorPrize recruits suitable mentors for over 15 area nonprofits, allowing them to focus on direct service to the people they serve, from foster kids to teen parents seeking a foothold in the job market. The program sets a high bar: participating nonprofits must employ best practices and MentorPrize's regular follow-ups with partners and volunteers help promote quality mentoring relationships. For both mentor and mentee, these connections can be transformational. You can make the next match.

Headquarters: MD-Montgomery County

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; MD-Montgomery County; MD-Prince George's County; VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-Loudoun County; VA-Prince William County; VA-City of Alexandria; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church

Age Groups Served: Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49)

Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Men/Boys; Women/Girls; Students; Immigrants/Refugees

  • Mentors Recruited:   More than 400
  • Non-Profit Programs Served:   More than 20
  • Recruitment Events Secured:   More than 60

Awards & Recognition



  • MentorPrize Hosts Event on Power of Mentoring
    Wed Jan 11 2017, Bethesda Magazine  
    Features the discussions on how mentoring can enrich communities by bridging the gap between the privileged and disadvantaged.

Budget (FY2016)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • The current budget for MentorPrize is: 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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