April 20 – May 3
ACT for Alexandria expressed its appreciation in Alexandria Gazette Packet to the 9,423 donors who contributed to this year’s Spring2ACTion Campaign, helping raise over $2 million for 162 organizations.
Capitol Hill Group Ministry announced it has changed its name to Everyone Home DC according to Yahoo Finance. Additionally, the organization is celebrating 50 years of service.
Casey Trees celebrated Earth Day by planting 25 trees on the University of the District of Columbia campus according to WUSA9.
A 2017 national report by the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) on child care subsidies was included in a feature on WAMU 88.5 about how government funding has long fallen short, leaving states to tighten eligibility standards and pushing many providers to opt out of accepting subsidies at all.
A report by the Council for Court Excellence advocating for local criminal justice reform was featured in an article about Hope Village on WAMU 88.5.
Loudoun County (VA) Board of Supervisors awarded over $1.5 million in grants to local nonprofits according to Loudoun Times. Among the nonprofits set to receive funding are: Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter, Legal Services of Northern Virginia, and Good Shepherd Alliance.
Miriam’s Kitchen was featured in Stanford Social Innovation Review for their efforts to end chronic homelessness in the region. Miriam’s Kitchen also penned an opinion piece in The Washington Post about the importance of “Housing first” policies and programs in the District.
National Black Justice Coalition discussed the alarming rise in suicide rates among black youth in The Root.
National Forum for Black Public Administrators announced that Missouri City, TX, City Manager, Anthony J. Snipes, will serve as National President and Board Chair according to Black Press USA.
Community Foundation for Northern Virginia awarded a $25,000 Innovation Fund grant to PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families according to Alexandria Gazette Packet. Funds will be used to support an urban indoor vertical farm.
Seabury Resources for Aging will hold its annual premier gala, 2019 Leadership in Aging Awards Celebration, on May 15. The event honors individuals or businesses for outstanding service in the field of aging. This year’s honoree is Virginia Ali, co-founder of Ben’s Chili Bowl. Seabury is also celebrating its 95th anniversary!
A mentor/mentee pair with The Campagna Center’s Wright to Read program were featured in Alexandria Gazette Packet.
Britepaths, Habitat for Humanity Northern Virginia, Lorton Community Action Center, Pathway Homes and Wesley Housing Development Corporation joined with several other Virginia nonprofits to urge county leaders to invest more in affordable long-term housing support programs according to Mount Vernon Connection.
Washington Regional Alcohol Program offered free safe and sober rides home on Cinco de Mayo through its SoberRide program according Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch.
April 13 – 19
Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN) was among the organizations/agencies selected to receive a Virginia Housing Trust Fund Homeless Reduction Grant according to 13 News Now.
Community Foundation of the New River Valley Executive Director, Jessica Wirgau, discussed the potential impact that tax code changes could have on future philanthropic giving in Roanoke Times.
Miriam’s Kitchen was featured on WUSA9’s Great Day Washington segment, to discuss their efforts to end chronic homelessness.
Nonprofit Village will present its 2019 Making a Difference Awards to Interfaith Works, Passion 4 Learning and Tamara Copeland, President, Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers at its Awards Breakfast on May 3, 7:00am to 9:30am at Bethesda Marriott Pooks Hill. Tickets and sponsorships are still available.
The Campagna Center’s Out of School Time Programs were featured in Alexandria Gazette Packet. The organization served over 900 children in Alexandria, VA this year.
YWCA National Capital Area celebrates excellence in community service, civic engagement and philanthropy while highlighting extraordinary women in our community at its Empowering Every Woman Annual Luncheon & Leadership Awards. The event is on May 15, 11:30am – 1:30pm at the Mayflower Hotel.
April 6 – 12
Good Sweat, an indoor cycling studio with an emphasis on social impact, announced that A-SPAN and Doorways for Women and Families will be its first nonprofit beneficiary partners according to Washingtonian.
Casey Trees‘ Cherry Blossom map was highlighted in The Hillishome.
DC Central Kitchen’s new cafe for at-risk youth was featured on WUSA9. The cafe program aims to provide mental health services for young people in the community.
DC Central Kitchen was also highlighted in a Washington Post opinion piece written by José Andrés about feeding homeless individuals in Washington, DC.
N Street Village will host its Annual Empowerment Luncheon to raise awareness related to women and poverty, homelessness and health. The event is scheduled for Thursday, May 23, 12:00-1:30pm at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, DC.