Catalogue Class of 2017-18

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As we celebrate our 15th anniversary year, the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington is proud to announce the Class of 2017-18. These nonprofits have been chosen to appear in the print Catalogue (to be released November 1st) and/or to be featured on our website.


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  1. Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington (2017) (Silver Spring, MD)  
    Food, clothing, education & emergency support for underserved families.

  2. After-School All-Stars DC (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Free, comprehensive after-school programs for low-income DC middle schools.

  3. ArtStream (2017) (Silver Spring, MD)  
    Uses the performing arts to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  4. Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Empowers young adults and the anti-poverty agencies at which they are placed.

  5. The Barker Adoption Foundation (2017) (Bethesda , MD)  
    Offers adoption, education, and support services for birth, adoptive parents and adopted children.

  6. Beyond Borders (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Works to end child slavery, gender-based violence, and extreme poverty in Haiti.

  7. BUILD Metro DC (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Entrepreneurship and college readiness program for students from under-resourced communities.

  8. C&O Canal Trust (2017) (Hagerstown, MD)  
    Works to preserve and protect the C&O Canal National Historical Park.

  9. Capital Fringe (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Connects independent artists and adventurous audiences across DC.

  10. Carpenter's Shelter (2017) (Alexandria, VA)  
    Shelter and supportive services for homeless adults and families.

  11. Casa Chirilagua (2017) (Alexandria, VA)  
    Community-based organization for at-risk families in the Central American immigrant community.

  12. Center for Inspired Teaching (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Transforms school experiences through engagement-based education and innovative teacher training.

  13. Centreville Immigration Forum (2017) (Centreville, VA)  
    Supports immigrant community with employment protection, English classes and skills training.

  14. Chamber Dance Project (2017) (Washington , DC)  
    Contemporary ballet with live music and intimate, interactive settings.

  15. Children's Science Center (2017) (Fairfax, VA)  
    Northern Virginia's first non-profit interactive children's science center.

  16. The Christ Child Society of Washington DC (2017) (Washington, DC)
    Fulfills emotional, educational, and material needs of at-risk children and mothers.

  17. City Blossoms (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Fosters healthy communities by developing kid-driven green spaces.

  18. Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Catalyzes affordable housing and economic development in DC.

  19. Collegiate Directions, Inc (2017) (Bethesda, MD)  
    Supports low-income, first generation students to and through college.

  20. Community Power Network (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Builds a clean, equitable, and local renewable energy system through solar co-ops.

  21. Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George's County (2017) (Riverdale, MD)  
    Advocates for and protects abused and neglected children in foster care.

  22. Critical Exposure (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Empowers low-income youth of color through photography and advocacy training.

  23. DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Uses advocacy and programming to cut DC's teen pregnancy rate in half.

  24. DC Diaper Bank (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Alleviates financial stress on families by providing diapers to low-income families.

  25. DC SCORES (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Uses poetry, soccer and service learning to inspire youth in after-school programs.

  26. The Delaplaine Arts Center (2017) (Frederick, MD)  
    Engages 80,000 visitors a year in a full-service, regional visual arts center.

  27. Earth Sangha (2017) (Fairfax, VA)  
    Ecological restoration and maintenance of the most comprehensive native plant nursery in the region.

  28. The Family Place (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Empowers low-income Latino families with educational and support services.

  29. Family Preservation and Strengthening Services (2017) (Vienna, VA)  
    Housing and case management for Fairfax working homeless.

  30. FRESHFARM (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Supports local farmers, food access, education and outreach through 14 area markets.

  31. Global Kids (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Global affairs and leadership development program for underserved youth.

  32. Great and Small (2017) (Boyds, MD)  
    Equine-assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs.

  33. Health Volunteers Overseas (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Professional training and education for health workers in resource-scarce countries.

  34. Hope for Henry Foundation (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Reinventing the way hospitals care for seriously-ill children.

  35. Hospice Caring (2017) (Gaithersburg, MD)  
    Companionship and practical help for end-of-life and support during grieving.

  36. Housing Initiative Partnership (2017) (Hyattsville, MD)
    Housing developer and counseling agency for low-income communities.

  37. The Human Trafficking Legal Center (2017) (Washington , DC)  
    Legal counsel and an opportunity to rebuild their lives for trafficking survivors.

  38. Marlow Guitar International (2017) (Rockville, MD)  
    Creating community through concerts, master classes, youth competitions, and outreach.

  39. Jews United for Justice (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Builds support for social, racial, and economic justice and equality in local communities.

  40. Joe's Movement Emporium/World Arts Focus (2017) (Mount Rainier, MD)  
    Classes, performances, arts education and work readiness for youth.

  41. Just Neighbors (2017) (Annandale, VA)  
    Legal services for low-income immigrants in Northern Virginia.

  42. Kids R First (2017) (Reston, VA)  
    Purchases and delivers grade-appropriate school supplies to needy children in Northern Virginia.

  43. La Cocina VA (2017) (Arlington, VA)  
    Promotes healthy food and empowers immigrants with culinary jobs and entrepreneurship skills.

  44. Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services (2017) (Laurel, MD)  
    Helps people in financial crisis regain stability and achieve self-sufficiency.

  45. Life Asset (2017) (Washington, DC)
    Provides low-income entrepreneurs with business loans and training.

  46. Literacy Council of Montgomery County (2017) (Rockville, MD)  
    High-quality English language and literacy instruction for adults.

  47. Mary House (2017) (Washington, DC)
    Helps low-income and refugee families rebuild their lives.

  48. MentorPrize (2017) (Bethesda, MD)  
    Recruits and matches mentors with mentoring programs in the DC area.

  49. Metropolitan Washington Ear (2017) (Silver Spring, MD)  
    Operates free news services for the blind, visually impaired and disabled.

  50. Network for Victim Recovery of DC (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Empowers crime victims through case management and legal services.

  51. New Endeavors by Women (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Heals lives of homeless women and children by creating new futures.

  52. One World Education (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Gives students and teachers the tools they need to improve student literacy rates.

  53. Only Make Believe (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Interactive theater for children in hospitals and care facilities.

  54. Open City Advocates (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Supports youth in DC's juvenile system with legal advocacy and mentoring programs.

  55. PEN/Faulkner Foundation (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Fosters a love of reading and a connection to writing through public readings and educational programs.

  56. Potomac Community Resources (2017) (Potomac, MD)  
    Provides therapeutic, recreational, social and educational programs for teens and adults with developmental differences.

  57. Potomac Conservancy (2017) (Silver Spring, MD)  
    Protects the Potomac River through local advocacy and conservation solutions.

  58. Reach Incorporated (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Develops literacy leaders by training teens to be tutors.

  59. The Reading Connection (2017) (Arlington, VA)  
    Literacy services for at-risk children and families in DC metro.

  60. REAL School Gardens (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    School gardens and comprehensive teacher training for Title 1 schools.

  61. Senior Services of Alexandria (2017) (Alexandria, VA)  
    Fosters independence to enable Alexandria seniors to age in place.

  62. Split This Rock (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Presenting, teaching, and cultivating the next generation of socially engaged poets.

  63. Stone Soup Films (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Amplifies nonprofit impact through storytelling and video.

  64. Touching Heart (2017) (Herndon, VA)  
    Provides children with tools to become the compassionate leaders of tomorrow.

  65. Urban Ed (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Transforms lives by creating hope and opportunity through information technology and skill development.

  66. The Virginia Hospital Center Medical Brigade (2017) (Falls Church, VA)  
    Improves community health in the Comayagua region of Honduras.

  67. Washington English Center (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    English classes and workforce development programs for adult immigrants.

  68. Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Legal services, advocacy, outreach, and education to address homelessness and affordable housing.

  69. We Are Family Senior Outreach Network (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Services for low-income seniors to help them age in place.

  70. Wilderness Leadership & Learning (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Develops life skills for youth with experiential learning, leadership training, and service.

  71. Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace (2017) (Bethesda, MD)  
    Strengthens women's technology, communication, and advocacy skills to support democratic and ethical practices, and enhance human rights.

  72. Woodley House (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Provides mental health housing and support services to adults with chronic and persistent mental illness.

  73. Yellow Ribbon Fund (2017) (Bethesda, MD)  
    Provides programs to make daily life more manageable for wounded service members and their family caregivers.

  74. Young Artists of America (2017) (Rockville, MD)  
    Excellence in vocal and instrumental training for youth.

  75. Young Playwrights' Theater (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Uses the art of playwriting to enhance student literacy, creative expression, and communication.

  76. Youth Leadership Foundation (2017) (Bethesda, MD)  
    Enriching underserved youth and families in the DC area with mentorship and character education.

Total: 76