Catalogue Class of 2016-17

Congratulations to Catalogue for Philanthropy Charities of 2016-17!

The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington is proud to announce the following group of local, community-based charities selected to be featured in the 14th edition of the Catalogue for Philanthropy (released November 1st, 2016)!

Each of the charities listed below has successfully passed a rigorous review process conducted by a team 100+ experts in the local philanthropic field. Let these charities know you're proud of their achievement: Congratulate them with a “shout out” on Twitter using the icons next to their name.

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  1. 1st Stage (2016) (McLean, VA)  
    Creates thought-provoking, modern productions in Tysons, Virginia.

  2. 826DC (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Helps under-resourced youth find their voice through creative writing programs.

  3. Amara Legal Center (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Supplies free legal services for domestic survivors of sex trafficking.

  4. Arlington Free Clinic (2016) (Arlington, VA)  
    Provides exemplary, safety-net medical care for Arlingtonians in need.

  5. Arts for the Aging (2016) (Rockville, MD)  
    Helps seniors experience joy and healthy aging through multi-disciplinary arts experiences.

  6. Arts on the Block (2016) (Kensington, MD)  
    Provides job training and community development through the arts and design.

  7. Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC) (2016) (Washington, DC)
    Provides legal services for low-income Asian immigrants with limited English proficiency.

  8. Aspire! Afterschool Learning (2016) (Arlington, VA)  
    Bolsters upper elementary students' reading by providing supportive programs.

  9. Borromeo Housing (2016) (Arlington, VA)  
    Offers education, housing, and life skills programs for homeless young mothers.

  10. Brain Injury Services (2016) (Springfield, VA)  
    Helps survivors of brain injury lead fulfilling lives.

  11. Brainfood (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Uses food and cooking to teach life and job skills to youth.

  12. Britepaths (formerly Our Daily Bread) (2016) (Fairfax, VA)  
    Provides emergency and long-term services to help those in need in Fairfax County.

  13. Calvary Women's Services (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Supports homeless women in DC with housing, health, employment and education.

  14. CASA For Children of DC (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Advocates for abused and neglected children and youth.

  15. Center for Civilians in Conflict (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Advocates for smarter and more compassionate policies for war's civilian victims.

  16. Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Offers legal services, support, referral, and advocacy for Latino immigrants.

  17. Charlie's Place (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Empowers homeless with meals, case management, healthcare and encouraging potential.

  18. Coalition for Smarter Growth (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Advocates for equitable and inclusive communities in the DC region.

  19. Communities In Schools of the Nation's Capital (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Surrounds students with support, empowering them to stay in school.

  20. Community Foodworks (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Focuses on helping low-income residents access healthy, local food.

  21. Community Lodgings (2016) (Alexandria, VA)  
    Transitions families from homelessness to independence through housing and educational programming.

  22. Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County (2016) (Bethesda, MD)  
    Provides free mediation and conflict resolution services in Montgomery County

  23. Culmore Clinic (2016) (Falls Church, VA)  
    Offers high-quality, compassionate healthcare to low-income adults.

  24. Dance Place (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Hosts a thriving theater, dance school and community resources.

  25. DC Doors (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Helps Latino immigrants transition from homelessness to permanent housing.

  26. DC Law Students In Court Program (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Provides high-quality legal services for low-income Washingtonians.

  27. DC Youth Orchestra Program (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Provides high quality music education to 500+ young people.

  28. Empowered Women International, Inc (2016) (Alexandria, VA)  
    Cultivates economic and social empowerment for 350+ women annually.

  29. FACETS (2016) (Fairfax, VA)  
    Prevents homelessness, and re-houses those who have lost their homes.

  30. Fairfax Library Foundation (2016) (Fairfax, VA)  
    Enhances Fairfax County Public Library programs and services.

  31. The Father McKenna Center (2016) (Washington, DC)
    Provides guidance and basic human service to help rebuild lives.

  32. Food Recovery Network (2016) (College Park, MD)  
    Fights food waste and hunger by empowering student leaders.

  33. For Love of Children (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Helps students become proficient in reading and math through one-on-one tutoring.

  34. Forum Theatre (2016) (Silver Spring, MD)  
    Produces challenging plays from a diversity of voices that inspire discussion.

  35. Freedom Now (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Advocates to free prisoners of conscience through law and politics.

  36. Friends of Compass (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Inspires business professionals to engage with local nonprofits.

  37. GALA Hispanic Theatre (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Serves as DC's original stage for Latinos and youth.

  38. HomeAid Northern Virginia (2016) (Chantilly, VA)  
    Renovates housing for the homeless in partnership with shelters.

  39. Homestretch (2016) (Falls Church, VA)  
    Helps families achieve self-sufficiency and permanent housing.

  40. Horton's Kids (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Empowers at-risk children to succeed through comprehensive programs.

  41. Inner City-Inner Child (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Distributes books and provides learning opportunities for at-risk preschoolers.

  42. interPLAYcompany Orchestra (2016) (Bethesda, MD)
    Offers music education for adults with cognitive, intellectual and physical disabilities.

  43. Kakenya Center for Excellence (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Leverages education and knowledge to empower marginalized girls.

  44. KID Museum (2016) (Bethesda, MD)  
    Connects school-aged youth and families to STEM and cultural enrichment programming.

  45. Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington (2016) (Annandale, VA)  
    Empowers Asian community residents to contribute to US society.

  46. Latino Student Fund (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Provides educational support for PreK-12 Hispanic students and their families.

  47. Liberty's Promise (2016) (Alexandria, VA)  
    Helps low-income, immigrant youth learn about American civic life.

  48. Main Street Child Development Center (2016) (Fairfax, VA)  
    Prepares students for kindergarten through quality, affordable childcare.

  49. Marshall Legacy Institute (2016) (Arlington, VA)  
    Establishes sustainable indigenous programs to help landmine affected countries.

  50. Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy (2016) (Rockville , MD)  
    Strengthens the countywide adult English literacy network.

  51. Monument Academy Public Charter School (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Educates DC's foster and at-risk youth through public boarding school.

  52. Multicultural Career Intern Program (MCIP) (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Promotes educational experiences and a college-going culture among students.

  53. National Park Trust (2016) (Rockville, MD)  
    Preserves parks today and creates park stewards for tomorrow.

  54. New Futures (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Helps low-income youth access scholarships and middle-skill career education.

  55. Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program (2016) (Clifton, VA)  
    Offers therapeutic horseback riding for people with disabilities, youth-at-risk, and recovering military.

  56. Offender Aid and Restoration of Arlington (OAR) (2016) (Arlington, VA)  
    Assists individuals returning home from incarceration and court-involved adults and youth.

  57. An Open Book Foundation (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Brings visiting authors and gives books to disadvantaged students.

  58. Operation Renewed Hope Foundation (2016) (Alexandria , VA)
    Mobilizes Veterans to end Veteran homelessness.

  59. Passion for Learning (2016) (Silver Spring, MD)  
    Helps disadvantaged students gain literacy, technology and college readiness skills.

  60. Per Scholas (2016) (Silver Spring, MD)  
    Combats poverty by providing IT-training in underserved communities.

  61. Playworks (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Boosts social-emotional learning through play and physical activity.

  62. Rebuilding Together Montgomery County (2016) (Gaithersburg, MD)  
    Serves as a home repair and rehabilitation program for low-income homeowners.

  63. Red Wiggler Community Farm (2016) (Clarksburg, MD)  
    Employs individuals with disabilities and provides education for youth and adults on a local farm.

  64. RESET (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Brings STEM professionals to PreK-8th grades to deliver hands-on science activities.

  65. San Miguel School (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Educates Latino boys and prepares them for high school success.

  66. School Justice Project (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Supports older court-involved youth with disabilities through special education legal services.

  67. Shepherd's Table (2016) (Silver Spring, MD)  
    Provides meals, clothing and basic services for individuals experiencing homelessness.

  68. Street Sense (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Creates economic empowerment and artistic expression opportunities for homeless individuals.

  69. Teaching for Change (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Develops multicultural teacher resources and meaningful family engagement strategies.

  70. Thrive DC (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Offers services for hard-to-reach, homeless men, women, and children in the DC area.

  71. Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Provides torture survivors with employment, legal, and health services.

  72. The Veterans Consortium (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Offers pro bono legal and other professional services to veterans.

  73. Washington Area Community Investment Fund (2016) (Washington, DC)  
    Supports economic opportunity in local underserved communities through loan funding.

  74. Washington Youth Garden, Friends of the National Arboretum (2016) (Washington , DC)  
    Encourages healthy lifestyles and environmental stewardship in low-income communities.

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