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 20 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.

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    Budget (FY2016)

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

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    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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