Catalogue for Philanthropy's Class of 2017-18

06/12/2017 06:27 pm ET Updated Jun 12, 2017

It’s had to believe 15 years ago Barbara Harman’s vision has grown into what is now the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington. Today the Catalogue unveiled its 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 the Catalogue’s 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.

  1. After-School All-Stars DC (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Free, comprehensive after-school programs for low-income DC middle schools.
  2. ArtStream (2017)opens a new tab (Silver Spring, MD)   Tweet about this! Uses the performing arts to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  3. Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Empowers young adults and the anti-poverty agencies at which they are placed.
  4. The Barker Adoption Foundation (2017)opens a new tab (Bethesda , MD)   Tweet about this! Offers adoption, education, and support services for birth, adoptive parents and adopted children.
  5. BUILD Metro DC (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Entrepreneurship and college readiness program for students from under-resourced communities.
  6. C&O Canal Trust (2017)opens a new tab (Hagerstown, MD)   Tweet about this! Works to preserve and protect the C&O Canal National Historical Park.
  7. Capital Fringe (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Connects independent artists and adventurous audiences across DC.
  8. Carpenter's Shelter (2017)opens a new tab (Alexandria, VA)   Tweet about this! Shelter and supportive services for homeless adults and families.
  9. Casa Chirilagua (2017)opens a new tab (Alexandria, VA)   Tweet about this! Community-based organization for at-risk families in the Central American immigrant community.
  10. Center for Inspired Teaching (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Transforms school experiences through engagement-based education and innovative teacher training.
  11. Centreville Immigration Forum (2017)opens a new tab (Centreville, VA)   Tweet about this! Supports immigrant community with employment protection, English classes and skills training.
  12. Chamber Dance Project, dancers & musicians (2017)opens a new tab (Washington , DC)   Tweet about this! Contemporary ballet with live music and intimate, interactive settings.
  13. The Christ Child Society of Washington DC (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC) Fulfills emotional, educational, and material needs of at-risk children and mothers.
  14. City Blossoms (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Fosters healthy communities by developing kid-driven green spaces.
  15. Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Catalyzes affordable housing and economic development in DC.
  16. Collegiate Directions (2017)opens a new tab (Bethesda, MD)   Tweet about this! Supports low-income, first generation students to and through college.
  17. Community Power Network (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Builds a clean, equitable, and local renewable energy system through solar co-ops.
  18. Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George's County (2017)opens a new tab (Riverdale, MD)   Tweet about this! Advocates for and protects abused and neglected children in foster care.
  19. Critical Exposure (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Empowers low-income youth of color through photography and advocacy training.
  20. DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Uses advocacy and programming to cut DC's teen pregnancy rate in half.
  21. DC Diaper Bank (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Alleviates financial stress on families by providing diapers to low-income families.
  22. DC SCORES (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Uses poetry, soccer and service learning to inspire youth in after-school programs.
  23. The Delaplaine Arts Center (2017)opens a new tab (Frederick, MD)   Tweet about this! Engages 80,000 visitors a year in a full-service, regional visual arts center.
  24. Earth Sangha (2017)opens a new tab (Fairfax, VA)   Tweet about this! Ecological restoration and maintenance of the most comprehensive native plant nursery in the region.
  25. The Family Place (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Empowers low-income Latino families with educational and support services.
  26. Family Preservation and Strengthening Services (2017)opens a new tab (Vienna, VA)   Tweet about this! Housing and case management for Fairfax working homeless.
  27. FRESHFARM (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Supports local farmers, food access, education and outreach through 14 area markets.
  28. Global Kids (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Global affairs and leadership development program for underserved youth.
  29. Great and Small (2017)opens a new tab (Boyds, MD)   Tweet about this! Equine-assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs.
  30. Health Volunteers Overseas (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Professional training and education for health workers in resource-scarce countries.
  31. Hope for Henry Foundation (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Reinventing the way hospitals care for seriously-ill children.
  32. Hospice Caring (2017)opens a new tab (Gaithersburg, MD)   Tweet about this! Companionship and practical help for end-of-life and support during grieving.
  33. Housing Initiative Partnership (2017)opens a new tab (Hyattsville, MD) Housing developer and counseling agency for low-income communities.
  34. The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center (2017)opens a new tab (Washington , DC)   Tweet about this! Legal counsel and an opportunity to rebuild their lives for trafficking survivors.
  35. International Conservatory of Music (ICM) (2017)opens a new tab (Chevy Chase, MD)   Tweet about this! Creating community through concerts, master classes, youth competitions, and outreach.
  36. Jews United for Justice (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Builds support for social, racial, and economic justice and equality in local communities.
  37. Joe's Movement Emporium/World Arts Focus (2017)opens a new tab (Mount Rainier, MD)   Tweet about this! Classes, performances, arts education and work readiness for youth.
  38. Just Neighbors (2017)opens a new tab (Falls Church, VA)   Tweet about this! Legal services for low-income immigrants in Northern Virginia.
  39. Kids R First (2017)opens a new tab (Reston, VA)   Tweet about this! Purchases and delivers grade-appropriate school supplies to needy children in Northern Virginia.
  40. La Cocina VA (2017)opens a new tab (Arlington, VA)   Tweet about this! Promotes healthy food and empowers immigrants with culinary jobs and entrepreneurship skills.
  41. Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services, Inc. (2017)opens a new tab (Laurel, MD)   Tweet about this! Helps people in financial crisis regain stability and achieve self-sufficiency.
  42. Life Asset (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC) Provides low-income entrepreneurs with business loans and training.
  43. Literacy Council of Montgomery County (2017)opens a new tab (Rockville, MD)   Tweet about this! High-quality English language and literacy instruction for adults.
  44. Mary House (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC) Helps low-income and refugee families rebuild their lives.
  45. MentorPrize (2017)opens a new tab (Bethesda, MD)   Tweet about this! Recruits and matches mentors with mentoring programs in the DC area.
  46. Metropolitan Washington Ear (2017)opens a new tab (Silver Spring, MD)   Tweet about this! Operates free news services for the blind, visually impaired and disabled.
  47. Network for Victim Recovery of DC (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Empowers crime victims through case management and legal services.
  48. New Endeavors by Women (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Heals lives of homeless women and children by creating new futures.
  49. One World Education (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Gives students and teachers the tools they need to improve student literacy rates.
  50. Only Make Believe, Inc. (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Interactive theater for children in hospitals and care facilities.
  51. Open City Advocates (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Supports youth in DC's juvenile system with legal advocacy and mentoring programs.
  52. PEN/Faulkner Foundation (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Fosters a love of reading and a connection to writing through public readings and educational programs.
  53. Potomac Community Resources (2017)opens a new tab (Potomac, MD)   Tweet about this! Provides therapeutic, recreational, social and educational programs for teens and adults with developmental differences.
  54. Potomac Conservancy (2017)opens a new tab (Silver Spring, MD)   Tweet about this! Protects the Potomac River through local advocacy and conservation solutions.
  55. Reach Incorporated (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Develops literacy leaders by training teens to be tutors.
  56. The Reading Connection (2017)opens a new tab (Arlington, VA)   Tweet about this! Literacy services for at-risk children and families in DC metro.
  57. REAL School Gardens (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! School gardens and comprehensive teacher training for Title 1 schools.
  58. Senior Services of Alexandria (2017)opens a new tab (Alexandria, VA)   Tweet about this! Fosters independence to enable Alexandria seniors to age in place.
  59. Split This Rock (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Presenting, teaching, and cultivating the next generation of socially engaged poets.
  60. Stone Soup Films (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Amplifies nonprofit impact through storytelling and video.
  61. Touching Heart (2017)opens a new tab (Herndon, VA)   Tweet about this! Provides children with tools to become the compassionate leaders of tomorrow.
  62. The Virginia Hospital Center Medical Brigade (2017)opens a new tab (Falls Church, VA)   Tweet about this! Improves community health in the Comayagua region of Honduras.
  63. Washington English Center (formerly Language ETC) (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! English classes and workforce development programs for adult immigrants.
  64. Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Legal services, advocacy, outreach, and education to address homelessness and affordable housing.
  65. We Are Family Senior Outreach Network (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Services for low-income seniors to help them age in place.
  66. Wilderness Leadership & Learning, Inc. (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Develops life skills for youth with experiential learning, leadership training, and service.
  67. Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace (WLP) (2017)opens a new tab (Bethesda, MD)   Tweet about this! Strengthens women's technology, communication, and advocacy skills to support democratic and ethical practices, and enhance human rights.
  68. Woodley House, Inc. (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Provides mental health housing and support services to adults with chronic and persistent mental illness.
  69. Yellow Ribbon Fund (2017)opens a new tab (Bethesda, MD)   Tweet about this! Provides programs to make daily life more manageable for wounded service members and their family caregivers.
  70. Young Artists of America (2017)opens a new tab (Rockville, MD)   Tweet about this! Excellence in vocal and instrumental training for youth.
  71. Young Playwrights' Theater (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Uses the art of playwriting to enhance student literacy, creative expression, and communication.
  72. Youth Leadership Foundation (2017)opens a new tab (Bethesda, MD)   Tweet about this! Enriching underserved youth and families in the DC area with mentorship and character education.
  73. Children's Science Center (2017)opens a new tab (Fairfax, VA)   Tweet about this! Northern Virginia's first non-profit interactive children's science center.
  74. Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington, Inc. (2017)opens a new tab (Silver Spring, MD)   Tweet about this! Food, clothing, education & emergency support for underserved families.
  75. Urban Ed, Inc. (2017)opens a new tab (Washington, DC)   Tweet about this! Transforms lives by creating hope and opportunity through information technology and skill development.
  76. Beyond Borders (2017)opens a new tab (Norristown, PA)   Tweet about this! Works to end child slavery, gender-based violence, and extreme poverty in Haiti.
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