May 18 – June 7

Abramson Scholarship Foundation, Academy of Hope Adult PCS, Building Bridges Across the River, Capital Area Asset Builders, Deaf Abused Women’s Network (DAWN), District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH), Fellowship Square Foundation, Friends of Guest House, Little Lights Urban Ministries, Lorton Community Action Center, McLean Project for the Arts, Sitar Arts Center, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, and Washington School for Girls are among those recognized as #OneoftheBest local nonprofits by the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington.

ACT for Alexandria President and CEO, Heather Peeler, discussed the launch of the Foundation’s new Racial Equity Capacity Building Initiative in Alexandria Times.

Anacostia Coordinating Council discussed efforts to rebrand the “East of the River” neighborhood of Washington, DC in WAMU 88.5

Building Bridges Across the River was awarded a $115,000 grant from Mars Food according to WUSA9 and The Washington Post. The grant will support cooking classes and urban farming programming.

Center for Black Equity is gearing up to host the 29th Annual DC Black Pride celebration week according to PR Web. Over 40,000 individuals are expected to participate in the week’s events.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement launched its call for nominations for this year’s EXCEL Award. The award recognizes outstanding nonprofit executives in the region and provides educational grants to the winners and their organizations.

The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center is offering a free legal clinic on June 26 for nonprofits to meet one-on-one with an attorney who will draft or review and update whistleblower and record retention policies, and conflict of interest policy and disclosure form.

DC Central Kitchen’s culinary arts program for ex-offenders was featured in The Washington Post.

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance bi-weekly podcast, “Building Local Power,” was featured on GreenBiz. Episodes feature community leaders creating their own economic futures.

Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter is one of the seven nonprofit beneficiaries for this year’s Dulles Greenway’s Drive for Charity according to Loudoun Now.

Miriam’s Kitchen provided testimony on a Washington, DC City Council proposal to reduce tax incentives for technology companies and redirect funding to social service programs according to WAMU 88.5. Miriam’s Kitchen also shared the signs of hyperthermia and what to look out for in DCist ahead of the summer season.

The Child and Family Network Centers was featured in The Zebra for their work to advance educational outcomes for children in Alexandria, VA.

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley’s 2019 Scholarship Awards Dinner was featured in The Roanoke Times. This year, over $80,000 in scholarship funding was awarded to 67 local students.

United Way of the National Capital Area and Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers are teaming up with other regional based organizations to discuss strategies for ensuring a complete and accurate 2020 Census according to Prince William LIving.

Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement was featured in Fairfax Times about their Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman candidate forum.

May 11 – 17

Casey Trees discussed their efforts to increase and protect tree canopy on WAMU 88.5.

Community Foundation of the New River Valley‘s 2019 GiveBigNRV Giving Day brought in $327,581 according to Southwest Virginia Today. The total exceeded the organization’s goal of $300,000.

DC Central Kitchen and Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena were among several nonprofits to receive grants from the Washington Capitals and Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation during the 2018-19 season according to Capitals Outsider.

District of Columbia Nurses Association commented on the proposed budget cuts to the United Medical Center on Fox 5 DC.

Friends of Guest House in Alexandria was featured in Inside NoVA. Since 1974, the organization has helped over 3,000 women re-enter society following their incarceration.

The re-opening of the International Spy Museum was featured on CBS News, WTOP, WAMU 88.5 and Yahoo News. The new space features 10,000 artifacts and interactive exhibits.

Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter and Good Shepherd Alliance were among 32 nonprofits selected to receive grants from 100WomenStrong, totaling $296,935 according to Loudoun Now. The 2019 grant awards were announced May 14 during a ceremony at the Telos headquarters in Ashburn.

The Arc of Greater Prince William and Leadership Prince William partnered with Comcast to host the 18th Annual Comcast Cares Day according to Inside NoVA. During the event, over 300 volunteers completed service projects with The Arc.


May 4 – 10

Alliance for Health Policy is accepting nominations for the 2019 Bipartisan Health Policy Leader Award, Bipartisan Congressional Staff Award and Unsung Hero Award. Winners will be presented with the awards at the Alliance Annual Dinner on October 15, 2019 at Eastern Market’s North Hall.

SCAN of Northern Virginia partnered with Arlington Community Foundation and Arlington Department of Human Services to host a life-skills forum for youth aging out of the foster care system according Inside NoVA.

Blue Ridge Speech & Hearing Center in Loudoun is celebrating Better Hearing and Speech Month this May by offering free Kids Speech & Hearing Screenings. There are still two dates left: May 18 and 25, beginning at 8:00 am.

Glen O’Gilvie, Center for Nonprofit Advancement CEO, will speak at DC VERGE, one of several events hosted by Campbell & Company across the country to provide a platform for fundraising and nonprofit professionals to listen, network, and dive into Giving USA’s 2018 Report. Scheduled for Tuesday, June 18, 8:00am to 12:00 noon, the event will pinpoint the biggest headlines of the report in a short video, followed by a series of discussions focused on the future of philanthropy. Registration deadline is June 13.

The International Spy Museum geared up for the grand opening of its new location in Southwest Washington, DC this weekend according to WTOP and NBC4 Washington.

Maryland Nonprofits, in partnership with Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers, will hold the 2019 Maryland Nonprofits & MARFY Annual Conference on October 3 and 4 at the Maritime Conference Center in Linthicum Heights, Maryland. Member early bird discount pricing for #MANOAC19! is available until June 30, 2019

PHILLIPS is the recipient of a grant from the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation in partnership with KaBOOM to build a new playground at its Laurel campus on Whiskey Bottom Road. They will host a Build Day on May 22, 8:00am to 5:00pm to construct a beautiful new play space for the community. Skilled and unskilled volunteers are needed.

The grant application process for The Barbara McDowell and Gerald S. Hartman Foundation is now open. Grants are awarded for cases that will have an impact on an area of the law or a legal issue through the establishment of a legal precedent. The Foundation expects to allocate at least $150,000 for its 2020 grants. Applications must be submitted by August 1.

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