Catalogue Class of
As we celebrate our 16th year, the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington is proud to announce the Class of 2018-19. Each of these nonprofits has been chosen, from 200+ applications, as "one of the best" local nonprofits in the region.
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 social media or send them an email.
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- Alice Ferguson Foundation (2018) (Accokeek, MD)
Connecting people to nature through education, stewardship, and advocacy.
- * Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (2018) (Arlington, VA)
Providing housing and supporting resident services to lower-income neighbors.
- * The Art League (2018) (Alexandria, VA)
Semi-professional, regional visual arts education for youth, adults, and the community.
- Artivate (2018) (Silver Spring, MD)
Arts education outreach bringing artists to people where they are.
- * Ayuda (2018) (Washington, DC)
Legal, social, and interpretation services for low-income immigrants.
- * Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition (2018) (Washington, DC)
Defending immigrants' rights through legal services, education and advocacy.
- Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (2018) (Washington, DC)
Building community through the arts.
- College Bound (2018) (Washington, DC)
Mentorship and college access program for Washington-area students.
- Community Ministries of Rockville (2018) (Rockville, MD)
Providing health and human services for Montgomery County's most vulnerable residents.
- CREATE Arts Center (2018) (Silver Spring, MD)
Inspiring creativity to advance personal development and well-being.
- * DC Bilingual Public Charter School (2018) (Washington, DC)
Charter school ensuring high academic achievement in dual-language setting.
- DC Special Education Cooperative (2018) (Washington, DC)
Preparing students with disabilities for post-secondary success.
- Docs In Progress (2018) (Silver Spring, MD)
Changing lives through documentary film.
- The Dwelling Place (2018) (Gaithersburg, MD)
Housing services for formerly homeless families.
- Encore Stage & Studio (2018) (Arlington, VA)
Theatre by kids, for kids.
- Everybody Wins! DC (2018) (Washington, DC)
Promoting children's literacy through shared reading experiences with a mentor.
- Falls Church-McLean Children's Center (2018) (Falls Church, VA)
Early childhood education program serving low-income, working families.
- First Generation College Bound (2018) (Laurel, MD)
College access services to low income underrepresented youth.
- Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena (2018) (Washington, DC)
Athletic and educational programming for young people in DC.
- Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services (2018) (Alexandria, VA)
Affordable housing provider for low-income working families
- Hope and a Home (2018) (Washington, DC)
Empowering homeless/low-income families to create stable homes.
- The House Student Leadership Center (2018) (Woodbridge, VA)
Out-of-school time initiatives for pre-teens and teens.
- Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (2018) (Rockville, MD)
Providing support, education, and prevention to end domestic/dating abuse.
- * Jubilee Housing (2018) (Washington, DC)
Providing affordable housing and programming to residents of Ward 1.
- KEEN Greater DC (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now) (2018) (Bethesda, MD)
Free, one-to-one exercise programs for young people with disabilities.
- * Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia (2018) (Washington, DC)
General civil legal services for DC residents living in poverty.
- McLean Project for the Arts (2018) (McLean, VA)
Exhibiting, educating and inspiring residents through contemporary art.
- Mentors, Inc (2018) (Washington, DC)
Youth mentoring for career/STEM exploration leading to 21st century employment opportunities.
- * Mobile Medical Care (2018) (Bethesda, MD)
Primary healthcare for over 4,000 low-income individuals annually.
- Nick's Place, Inc. (2018) (BELTSVILLE, MD)
Recovery home and life management programs for young men.
- Open Arms Housing (2018) (Washington, DC)
Helping formerly homeless women obtain and maintain permanent housing.
- Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (2018) (Silver Spring, MD)
Programs and services for people facing Parkinson's.
- Resources to Inspire Students and Educators (RISE) (2018) (WASHINGTON, DC)
Helps underserved, low-income DC youth achieve academic and career success
- * Safe Shores - The DC Children's Advocacy Center (2018) (Washington, DC)
Provides services to child victims of abuse in Washington, DC.
- * Samaritan Inns, Inc. (2018) (Washington, DC)
Provides housing, treatment, and recovery services to homeless/at-risk individuals.
- * Seabury Resources for Aging (2018) (Washington, DC)
Providing services and housing options for vulnerable older adults.
- * Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (2018) (Washington, DC)
Meaningful cultural programs in an inspired community setting.
- Special Olympics District of Columbia (2018) (Washington, DC)
Sports programs for people with intellectual disabilities.
- Stroke Comeback Center (2018) (Vienna, VA)
Support programs for stroke and brain-trauma survivors.
- Synetic Theater (2018) (Arlington, VA)
Movement-focused theater offering performances, education, and free community programs.
- * Tahirih Justice Center (2018) (Falls Church, VA)
Protecting immigrant women and girls fleeing gender-based violence.
- Teens Run DC (2018) (Washington, DC)
Youth mentoring and distance running program for underserved DC youth.
- * United States Capitol Historical Society (2018) (Washington, DC)
Enhancing and perpetuating the history and heritage of the US Capitol.
- Voices for a Second Chance (2018) (Washington, DC)
Serving justice-involved citizens pre- and post-release.
- * The Heart of America Foundation (2018) (Landover, MD)
Transforming spaces into modern learning environments.
- Washington Area Bicyclist Association (2018) (Washington, DC)
Advocacy, outreach, and education for better bicycling for everyone.
- Washington Improv Theater (2018) (Washington, DC)
Longform improvisational theater company offering classes and performances.
- The Washington Literacy Center (2018) (Washington, DC)
Literacy and workforce training for adults.
- Washington Revels (2018) (Silver Spring, MD)
Creating community and celebrating cultural traditions through music, dance and drama.