November 24 – 30
Over 3,200 runners participated in this year’s 13th Annual Arlington Turkey Trot, and its nonprofit beneficiaries, including A-SPAN and Bridges to Independence, were featured in Arlington Connection.
A Bright Beginnings teacher and former participant was profiled in The Washington Post as a part of the paper’s Helping Hand Campaign.
Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) will hold its first #DCEITC Forum spotlighting the role of the EITC in lifting low-income Washingtonian families out of poverty and providing a pathway to middle class. The Forum will be December 12 from 10:00am–2:00pm at the True Reformer Building / Public Welfare Foundation in Washington, DC.
The Campagna Center held its 48th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend and Parade according to Patch.
District Alliance for Safe Housing was mentioned as one of the recipients of the Bezos’s Day One Foundation donations in The Washington Post article on the impact of Amazon’s move to Northern Virginia.
As part of their Giving Tuesday campaign, Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation provided matching grants up to $25,000 for five local nonprofits, including DC Central Kitchen and Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena, according to the Washington Wizards.
Partners for Livable Communities honored individuals and organizations committed to “shaping a more livable, sustainable and equitable America” during their annual national awards program according to Alexandrianews.org.
Temple Rodef Shalom was mentioned in a WTOP article on reported hate crimes in Fairfax, VA.
November 17 – 23
Washington Wizards point guard, John Wall, distributed 500 turkeys to Bright Beginnings families for the Thanksgiving holiday according to NBC4.
DC Central Kitchen and Food & Friends were among the nonprofits featured in a WAMU 88.5 story about volunteering during the holiday season.
Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties awarded $125,000 to 16 Loudoun County nonprofits according to Loudoun Times-Mirror. Among the recipients was Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter, who will receive $8,500.
District Alliance for Safe Housing was among the 16 nonprofits selected to receive a Bezos 2018 Day 1 Families Fund Award according to WTOP, WJLA, and the Bezos Day One Fund. In total, 96.5 million will be awarded to the nonprofits.
Food & Friends was featured on FOX 5 DC and WTOP for their work in providing Thanksgiving meals to children and adults experiencing chronic illness.
Miriam’s Kitchen was featured in WTOP for their work in providing meals to individuals that are homeless.
October 20 – November 16
Arlington Community Foundation and Bridges to Independence are two nonprofits to receive a portion of the proceeds from the Arlington Turkey Trot 5K according to Inside NoVA.
A member of Beacon House Class of 2020, Kareem, was recently profiled by ABC7 in a “Rising Star” story focusing on his commitment to excellence and strong character.
Bright Beginnings Executive Director, Marla Dean, discussed the organization’s work supporting homeless families on NBC4 Washington’s Harris’ Hero segment.
The Washington Post kicked off the 2018 cycle of Helping Hand, an annual fundraising campaign for three charity partners: Bright Beginnings, N Street Village and So Others Might Eat. To kick-off the campaign, an N Street Village client was profiled in The Washington Post. Additionally, the Bright Beginnings fatherhood program was profiled in The Washington Post.
Capital Area Asset Builders discussed local efforts to increase affordable housing, small business growth and job skills in The Hill.
The Center for Nonprofit Advancement awarded its 2018 Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Award to Helen S. McIlvaine, Director of the Alexandria VA Office of Housing, according to the Zebra and Alexandrianews.org. Other winners included Najla Husseini, Deputy Chief, School Partnerships, DC Public Schools, Isiah “Ike” Leggett, County Executive, Montgomery County and Derrick Leon Davis, County Council Member, District 6, Prince George’s County.
In October, Consumer Action marked their 47th anniversary at their Annual Awards Reception, honoring Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, NerdWallet, a personal finance website and app that helps consumers easily make smart money moves, and Credit Builders Alliance (CBA), a national nonprofit helping nonprofit organizations move people from poverty to prosperity through credit building,
The Council for Court Excellence commented on a new facility that will house former inmates set to open next year in Washington, DC in The Washington Post.
D.C. Central Kitchen is among the nonprofits set to receive a “Where We Live” Initiative grant from Wells Fargo according to Washington Business Journal. D.C. Central Kitchen is also gearing up to host its 15th Annual Capital Food Fight according to WUSA9.
District Alliance for Safe Housing was mentioned in a Washington Post article about the lack of domestic violence policies in local government agencies.
Family and Medical Counseling Service will receive a $200,000 grant from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to help combat substance use and addiction in Washington, DC according to the Baltimore Business Journal.
Food & Friends was featured on WJLA to discuss their 12th Annual Slice of Life Thanksgiving Pie Sale.
Veterans celebrate Veterans Day by volunteering at Miriam’s Kitchen, according to NBC4, FOX5 and WUSA. Miriam’s Kitchen art therapy approach to helping people get back on their feet was also featured on NBC Washington.
National Low Income Housing Coalition was featured in a WAMU 88.5 article on the lack of affordable housing in Washington, DC, and quoted in a Huffington Post article about the tensions between Airbnb and affordable housing advocates in large cities.
The National Press Foundation honored Capital Gazette Editor and Chief, Rick Hutzell, with the Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year according to The Baltimore Sun.
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy discussed ways that philanthropic foundations can advance diversity and equity in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
Partners for Livable Communities’ 49th anniversary celebration and awards banquet honored individuals, nonprofits and communities committed to “shaping a more livable, sustainable and equitable America”.
St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families CEO, Sister Mary Bader, DC was recognized as Religious of the Year at the Fifth Annual Catholic Business Network-DC Gala. St. Ann’s was also recently awarded their second consecutive four-star rating from Charity Navigator.
Temple Rodef Shalom‘s recent immigration crisis forum was featured in WHAG.
Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement hosted Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring at a forum where members shared top concerns for the state according to WTOP. Over 1200 individuals attended the event.
United Way of the National Capital Area CEO, Rosie Allen-Herring, commented on partisan gridlock on Capitol Hill and the impact it has on regional issues in The Washington Post.