Many households earning above the federal poverty line are still unable to afford their basic needs. HOPE helps these and other low-income households attain self-sufficiency by finding them quality housing and working with them toward homeownership. Annually, over 1,000 clients enroll in its education cohorts and one-on-one counseling, creating action plans to rebuild credit, prevent foreclosure, prepare for their first real estate purchase, and ultimately, increase the value of their home. Its trainings allow participants to qualify for down payment assistance programs while strengthening their financial literacy skills. Free tax preparation services and entrepreneurship assistance, housing for seniors and people with disabilities, support for renovation projects that improve residents' quality of life, and rental counseling for tenants all help to create a world where people of any economic background can thrive.

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  • $1 million to $3 million
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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.

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Each year 150+ community advocates review applicants on the basis of governance, equity, and impact. Each featured nonprofit has been successfully site visited and its financials given the thumbs up. Spur Local charges no fees and raises funds separately to support its work. Since 2003, it has raised over $57 million for nonprofits across the Greater Washington region.

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