Catalogue Class of 2017-18


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.

The charities listed below have successfully passed a rigorous review process conducted by a team of 120+ experts in the local philanthropic field. Let them know that you are proud of their achievements: congratulate them with a “shout out” on Twitter using the icons next to their names.

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Note: An asterisk (*) indicates a "growth" organization -- a previously featured nonprofit whose budget now exceeds our $3 million limit.
  1. * Annandale Christian Community for Action (2017) (Annandale, VA)  
    Child care and emergency assistance to our vulnerable neighbors.

  2. * Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (2017) (Arlington, VA)  
    Aims to end homelessness through supportive services and housing.

  3. ASHA for Women (2017) (Rockville, MD)
    Empowering South Asian women to lead abuse-free lives.

  4. Asian American LEAD (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    After-school & summer mentoring programs targeting low-income Asian American youth.

  5. Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Serves Asian/Pacific Islander survivors of gender-based violence.

  6. Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad (2017) (Bethesda, MD)  
    Provides, at no cost, life-saving technology to communities served.

  7. Capital Area Asset Builders (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Helps low- and moderate-income individuals and families to build wealth.

  8. The Choral Arts Society of Washington (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Professional-caliber volunteer chorus performing masterpieces and new works.

  9. City Kids Wilderness Project (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Academic and life success through empowerment and outdoor adventure.

  10. Community Family Life Services (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Support services for homeless and low income families and individuals.

  11. CREATE Arts Center (2017) (Silver Spring, MD)
    Inspires creativity to advance personal development and well-being.

  12. DC Creative Writing Workshop (2017) (Washington, DC)
    In-class and after-school creative writing program for at-risk schoolchildren.

  13. * Doorways for Women and Families (2017) (Arlington, VA)  
    Creating pathways out of homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault.

  14. The Downtown Cluster's Geriatric Day Care Center (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Day center offering frail, at-risk seniors therapeutic and supportive services.

  15. The Dwelling Place (2017) (Gaithersburg, MD)  
    Housing and support services for homeless families with children.

  16. Educational Theatre Company (2017) (Arlington, VA)  
    Student-created and process-driven theatre education for ages 3-103.

  17. Emerging Scholars (2017) (Arlington, VA)  
    14-month academic/leadership enrichment for underrepresented students.

  18. Falls Church-McLean Children's Center (2017) (Falls Church, VA)  
    Building essential skills to help young children become kindergarten-ready.

  19. First Generation College Bound (2017) (Laurel, MD)
    Increases college matriculation rates for least advantaged youth.

  20. * Friendship Place (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Empowers people to leave homelessness and rebuild their lives.

  21. Georgetown Ministry Center (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    A service-rich day center for chronically homeless individuals.

  22. * Hillside Work - Scholarship Connection (2017) (Greenbelt, MD)  
    Increases high school graduation rates and teaches skills for employment.

  23. The House, Student Leadership Center (2017) (Woodbridge, VA)  
    Out-of-school time youth development and mentoring initiatives.

  24. The In Series (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    DC's home for innovative opera, intimate cabaret, and Latino programming.

  25. * Joy of Motion Dance Center (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Dance education, performance, and engagement opportunities for a diverse community.

  26. Jubilee Jobs (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Free job placement for individuals seeking marketplace jobs.

  27. * Latino Economic Development Center (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Drives economic advancement of low- to moderate income underserved communities.

  28. * The Literacy Lab (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Literacy interventions to close the achievement gap.

  29. Lydia's House in Southeast (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    HUD-approved housing counseling agency and youth mentoring programs.

  30. Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts (2017) (Rockville, MD)  
    Transforms individuals and communities through the visual arts.

  31. National Philharmonic (2017) (North Bethesda, MD)  
    Resident professional orchestra, chorale and music education institute at Strathmore.

  32. Nueva Vida (2017) (Alexandria, VA)  
    Services throughout the cancer continuum for underserved Latinas.

  33. OAR of Fairfax County (2017) (Fairfax, VA)  
    Assists those involved with the criminal justice system.

  34. Perry School Community Services Center (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Remedying conditions of chronic poverty through education and employment.

  35. Phoenix Bikes (2017) (Arlington, VA)  
    Teaches underserved teens bicycle repair through a community bike shop.

  36. Project Create (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Creative youth development for children experiencing homelessness and poverty.

  37. Public Allies Washington, DC (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Leadership and professional development that connects young adults to careers.

  38. Reading Partners (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Tutoring program for low-income elementary students.

  39. * Seabury Resources for Aging (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Social and housing supports to low-income elderly.

  40. * Wendt Center for Loss and Healing (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Mental health services for victims of trauma, grief and loss.

  41. Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (2017) (Chantilly, VA)  
    Western Fairfax's go-to referral for emergency needs assistance.

  42. Young Women's Project (2017) (Washington, DC)  
    Builds the leadership and power of DC young people.

Total: 42