December 30 – January 5
Bethesda Cares was featured in a Bethesda Magazine article about the recent death of homeless man and services available for homeless individuals in the County during the winter season.
A client of Bright Beginnings was profiled in The Washington Post as a part of organization’s participation in the Helping Hands Initiative. Through Bright Beginnings support, the client was able to get connected to educational, housing, medical and child cares services.
Children’s Law Center was mentioned in a Washington Post article on D.C. Public School system’s use of the 80/20 rule to determine if a student is considered absent for the day.
Comcast Foundation awarded $265,000 in grants to 16 nonprofits in the Greater Washington Region this year according to Alexandria News. Nonprofit award recipients include: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, Identity Inc., and the YWCA National Capital Area.
The Family Crisis Center was featured on WJLA over concerns raised about the unlivable conditions of a Prince George’s based domestic violence shelter and steps they are taking to improve them.
Food & Friends meal service volunteers were featured on WJLA for their work delivering meals to individuals with life changing illnesses despite this week’s cold temperatures.
Hope for the Warriors will be one of four beneficiaries of Hy-Vee’s annual Round Up program according Business Record. This year, the program brought in over $290,000 in funding.
Little Lights Urban Ministries Founder and Executive Director, Steve Park, will be honored with the 16th Annual John Thompson Legacy of a Dream Award according to Metro Weekly.
A partnership between N Street Village and Unity Health Care was featured in The Washington Post. Through the partnership, homeless women in need of medical attention are able to be seen within a N Street Village Shelter.
National Peace Corps Association applauded the nomination of Josephine Olsen to lead the Peace Corps by the White House in the Baltimore Sun.
Pathways to Housing DC was mentioned in a Washington Post article on the rise of unsheltered single adults in the District over the past five years.
Street Sense was mentioned in a Washington Post story on “Homelessly in Love,” a documentary featuring love stories in Washington, D.C.’s homeless community. The project received funding for video equipment from the organization.
The Training Source, Inc. announced that Gloria B. Thornwell, founder of BluPrint, LLC will join their board according to Digital Journal.
Volunteer Arlington is partnering with 12 Arlington based nonprofits, including Alliance for Housing Solutions, Arlington Free Clinic, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing and Just Neighbors, to host their annual MLK Day of Service according to Virginia Connection Newspapers. Volunteers will be able to participate in service projects around the community for all ages.
December 23 – December 29
Alice Ferguson Foundation President and CEO, Lori Arguelles, penned an opinion piece in The Washington Postabout waste-reduction and diversion efforts across the Greater Washington Region.
Beacon House received a donation of youth athletic sports equipment from DC United’s Russell Canouse of Redskins’ Jonathan Allen according to WUSA9.
Breast Care for Washington DC was highlighted in The Hill for their work in providing mammograms in the District. The organization has provided 3300 mammograms over the past three years according to the article.
Bright Beginnings, N Street Village and So Others Might Eat were featured in The Washington Post for their work in supporting individuals facing homelessness.
Bright Beginnings’ efforts to enrich the educational experience of their youth clients was highlighted in The Washington Post.
DC Appleseed, Washington AIDS Partnership and the DC Department of Health released a first year progress report this month on their plan to end HIV/AIDS in the District according to The Washington Post.
Identity Inc. was quoted in a Washington Post article on a Montgomery County Public School District plan to extend the academic school year by four to five weeks.
The International Spy Museum will relocate to L’Enfant Plaza in fall 2018 according The Washington Post. The new site will offer additional floor and event space.
Mary’s Center’s annual children’s holiday party was featured in NBC4 Washington. Toys were distributed to over 1,000 youth during the event.
Three clients from N Street Village were profiled in The Washington Post. All three women spoke about the impact the organization has had on their life.
December 16 – December 22
American Historical Association was mentioned in an Inside Higher Ed article on the growing trend of humanities and social sciences Ph.D.s working outside academe.
Anne Arundel County Community Action Agency is gearing up to host its 21st Annual Harriett Pratt Gifts of Love this month according to Eye On Annapolis. The event will benefit 140 low-income children in the area.
A Wider Circle and Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless were featured in a Montgomery County Sentinel article on charitable giving this holiday season.
A Wider Circle collected and distributed gifts to over 5,000 youth at D.C. Housing Authority’s “Gift of Love” event according to WJLA.
Bethany House of Northern Virginia and Homestretch were featured in Fairfax Times for their work in providing assistance and shelter for victims of domestic and family violence.
Former President Barack Obama’s surprise visit to a branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washingtonwas featured in People.
Bright Beginnings’ “Workforce Development Week” was featured in The Washington Post as a part of the organization’s partnership with The Washington Post Helping Hand Initiative.
Casey Tree’s was featured in a Washington Post article on tree-planting efforts in the District.
Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington and Thrive DC were featured on NBC4 Washington’s News4 Your Sunday: Holiday Philanthropy segment.
A report by The Center for Children’s Law and Policy on the conditions of youth prisons in Maine was featured in U.S. News & World Report.
A report by D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute on the decline of affordable housing in the District was featured in The Washington Post.
Two poet-athletes with DC SCORES performed their Poetry Slam! poems live on NBC4.
HomeAid Northern Virginia partnered with SevaTruck to bring food and winter essentials to individuals living in “tent cities” in Woodbridge, VA according to Inside NoVA.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced that 534 semi-finalists out of 2,500 applicants will advance in their Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholars award competition according to PR Newswire. Finalists will receive $40,000 for up to three years to complete their bachelor’s degree.
Jewish Federation of Greater Washington will receive the proceeds from Hawthorne restaurant’s “Falafel Frenzy” Christmas Eve dinner according to WTOP.
Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter and Loudoun Hunger Relief received the proceeds from this year’s Loudoun Empty Bowls event according to Loudoun Times-Mirror. This year’s event brought in $34,000 for the two organizations.
Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter received a donation of 250 bags of hygiene products by an 11-year-old resident for their clients according to Loudoun Times-Mirror.
Maryland Nonprofits CEO, Heather Iliff, discussed the impact the federal tax overhaul plan will have on charitable giving in the Delmarva Daily Times.
A client of N Street Village was profiled in The Washington Post as a part of the organization’s partnership with The Washington Post Helping Hand Initiative.
National Humanities Alliance congratulated seven programs in Virginia that received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in a press release on NBC 29 News. In total, the seven organizations received $647,399 in funding.
Rebuilding Together Alexandria received a $500 holiday donation from Alexandria’s Old Town Walled Garden Club according to the Virginia Connection Newspapers.
The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis was quoted in a Roanoke Times article on increasing school funding to better serve low-income students and address equity concerns.
United Way of Frederick County announced they will adjust their funding guidelines to help address challenges individuals that earn above the poverty line, but below the minimum cost of living, face according to The Frederick News-Post. Additionally, the organization was quoted in a Frederick News Post article on the changing demographics of Frederick County, MD.
Volunteer Prince William partnered with The Knights of Columbus George Brent Council to collect and pack over 800 gifts for families in Prince William County, VA according to the Arlington Catholic Herald.
December 9 – December 15
ACT for Alexandria Chief Program Officer, Brandi Yee, penned an article in the Virginia Connection Newspaperson the organization’s impact over the years in the community.
Fifty middle school students involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington had a holiday surprise visit from Former President Barack Obama according to the Washington Post.
CASA de Maryland applauded a Montgomery County Council resolution calling on the Trump Administration to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program according the Washington Post.
Madye Henson (Covenant House Washington), Bethany Henderson (DC SCORES) and Rosie Allen-Herring (United Way of the National Capital Area) were recently honored at The Washington Business Journal’s CEO of the Year and C-Suite awards ceremony this month. All three women were named Nonprofit Director of the year.
DC Vote was featured in a Washington City Paper article on DC Statehood efforts.
Doorways for Women and Families will be one of this year’s beneficiaries of Arlington Community Federal Credit Union’s “Loans That Give,” initiative according to Inside NOVA.
Faces & Voices of Recovery is partnering with Addiction Policy Forum to launch a few initiatives aimed at supporting individuals and families struggling with opioid and other substance use disorders according to Business Wire.
Family Services Inc. is partnering with Montgomery County to operate the new Safe Passage Center according to Bethesda Magazine. The new center will provide child visitation supervision for families experiencing domestic violence.
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless is seeking gift donations for families they serve according to Bethesda Patch. Thus far, the organization has collected 480 gifts and is seeking 600 more.
A report by the National Committee For Responsive Philanthropy on challenges and opportunities in southern communities was featured in Inside Philanthropy.
George Mason High School Student Council leaders will hold a toy drive to benefit Northern Virginia Family Services according to Falls Church News-Press.
N Street Village was featured in The Washington Post for their work in providing safe shelter for homeless women in the District. The organization is a nonprofit partner in The Washington Post Helping Hand initiative.
Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital was highlighted in a Kiplinger article on holiday season giving.
Rebuilding Together Alexandria was featured in the Virginia Connection Newspapers for their work in helping complete critical home repairs for low-income families in Alexandria.
Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy’s public forum calling for the expansion of Medicaid was featured in Falls Church New-Press. In attendance was State Senator George Barker (39th District) who addressed the crowd.
December 2 – December 8
The American Red Cross in the National Capital Region is assisting residents of an apartment building that recently caught fire in Southeast DC, according to NBC4 Washington.
Bethesda Cares is mourning the sudden passing of their new Executive Director, Michael Officer according to Bethesda Magazine.
Bright Beginnings was featured in the Washington Post for their work in providing child care services for homeless families in the District.
The Campagna Center is preparing to hold their 47th annual Scottish Christmas Walk according to Alexandria Times. The event, which will be held in Alexandria, VA, will feature a parade, holiday home tours and food tastings.
D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute and Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless were featured in a Washington Post article on potential changes to homeless service regulations in the District.
DC Central Kitchen was featured on WJLA for their efforts to prevent food waste in the region. The organization hopes to recover one million pounds of food in 2018, to help produce two million meals.
Generation Hope was featured in Afro American for their work in helping teen parents access and complete college.
Holiday recipes from Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Jewish Food Experience program were featured in WTOP.
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington’s annual legislative breakfast was featured in the Montgomery County Sentinel. Over 200 individuals were in attendance including a number of local, state and federal elected officials.
Legal Aid Justice Center is representing two undocumented immigrants who have filed a lawsuit filed against the US government for the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program according to Fairfax Times.
Martha’s Table received a donation of over 580 PB&J sandwiches as a part of a giving project by Robert E. Smith Business School Part-Time MBA students according to Montgomery County Media.
Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy is celebrating its 29th season of performing The Nutcracker according to Montgomery County Media. The show will run through December 10, at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center in Rockville, MD.
Northern Virginia Health Foundation’s report on health and economic disparities in Northern Virginia was featured in Fairfax Times.
Southeast Ministry was featured in a Washington Post article on adult education and training efforts in the District. The organization assists between 350 – 500 adults in completing the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems each year.
United Community Ministries was quoted in a Washington Post article on revitalization efforts along Richmond Highway and the impact it will have on existing communities in the area.
Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy recently held a press conferences to call on Members of Congress to expand medicated according to WHSV.
Washington Regional Alcohol Program will offer residents free safe rides home from December 15 through January 1, through their partnership with Lyft according to ABC7.
The Up Center received a $2,500 grant from Suffolk Foundation to help provide outpatient counseling services according to Suffolk News-Herald.
The Washington School for Girls was featured on NBC4 for their work in shaping and educating young girls in Southeast DC.
November 25 – December 1
A Wider Circle partnered with the Town of Chevy Chase View to collect home furnishing for families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness according to Bethesda Magazine.
Bread for the City was featured on WAMU 88.5 for a lawsuit they filed against the District for not properly administering Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.
Bright Beginnings Executive Director, Marla Dean, was profiled in the Washington Post as a part of the Helping Hand Initiative. This December, Dean will celebrate one year with the organization. Additionally, The Junior League of Washington was mentioned for their role in helping start the organization.
Casey Trees was featured in Governing Magazine for their work in planting and maintaining trees in the District.
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, was featured on CBS 19 discussing reasons why people give back to their community.
D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute was quoted in a Washington Post article on a new fund being established in The District to preserve affordable housing.
D.C. Hunger Solutions was featured in a Fast Company article on food injustice across America and policies that limit communities in addressing the issue.
A number of Greater Washington nonprofits including: DC Central Kitchen, Thrive DC and Miriam’s Kitchen were featured in a WTOP article about the importance of supporting local nonprofits during this year’s #Giving Tuesday.
DC Central Kitchen was featured in a CBS News 60 Minutes segment on DC Chef José Andrés’ humanitarian work.
DC SCORES was featured in W*USA9 segment about Giving Tuesday. The organization is hoping to raise $30,000 to help support their programing for youth.
The District Alliance for Safe Housing was featured in a W*USA9 story about recent family related violence in the region and the increase in adults seeking their services.
FACETS’ Hypothermia Prevention and Response Program was featured in The Virginia Connection Newspapers. The Program, which will run through April 2018, partners with churches to help provide shelter and meals for the homeless.
Men Can Stop Rape was featured on WUSA*9 for their work in teaching young men to identify and stop violence against women.
Rebuilding Together Alexandria President, Katharine Dixon, penned a thank you letter to the organization’s volunteers and supporters in the Virginia Connection Newspapers. Recently the organization was named Association/Non-Profit Business of the Year by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.
Shelter House received a $10,000 donation at the opening ceremony HomeGoods in Potomac Yard, VA according to Virginia Connection Newspapers.
The Arc of Northern Virginia was honored with the nonprofit leadership award by Leadership Fairfax at their 21st annual Northern Virginia Leadership Awards according to Fairfax Times.
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless was quoted in a Washington Post article on homeless encampments in the District.