August 8 – 14
ACT for Alexandria has broken fundraising records this year, and will celebrate its achievements with its first-ever virtual fall fundraiser, The Fall Salud and Virtual Celebration, on September 23, including performances from local artists and musicians. More details at ALXnow. ACT will also be one of the recipients of proceeds from the Alexandria Drive-In Theatre’s classic films series, set to begin the end of August. Learn more at ALXnow.
Bridges to Independence and a committee of volunteers are hosting a virtual trivia series. This team event is an opportunity to bring the spirit of sportsmanship alive while networking and catching up with friends – all from the comfort and safety of your home. Learn more at The Patch.
Deborah Weinstein, executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs, is quoted in an article by The Washington Post that discusses how DC paid millions to place the homeless in hotels to avoid covid-19, but the city has many rooms still empty while others are still in need.
A resolution approved by Leesburg Town Council during its Tuesday meeting will provide a total of $802,561 in grant funding to 26 local nonprofits through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, including Center member Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter. Full story at Loudoun Times.
A new report by Northern Virginia Health Foundation revealed a major disparity in the dental health of low-income adults in Northern Virginia compared with their wealthier neighbors. Read the full exclusive article at The Patch.
The Human Services Alliance of Greater Prince William received $950,000 in funding from Prince William County via its allocation of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding. Center member Pathway Homes, Inc. received $50,000 as part of the funding. Full story at Prince William Living.
Alfred Street Baptist Church recently granted the nonprofit organization, Senior Services of Alexandria, $10,000 to keep their Meals on Wheels delivery program going during this critical time. Full story at Local DVM.
August 1 – 7
Amy McNamer, executive director of the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington, is quoted in an article about whether or not private schools should close if public schools do. Full story at The New York Times.
Glen O’Gilvie, chief executive of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, and Vikara Village founder, Hannah Davis, are quoted in an article discussing the unprecedented difficulty nonprofits have been facing during the pandemic. Posted on The Washington Post.
Brenden Dillon, team member of the Washington Capitals, helped MSE Foundation donate 10,000 medical face masks to several nonprofits, including DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Reported by The Capitals Outsider.
Carlyn Madden, CEO of Good Insight, one of the Center’s industry experts, is co-chair of the Next Gen Giving Circle, which is seeking grant applications to support small nonprofits and community groups addressing housing and food insecurity in the region. Visit their website to view the grant guidelines and application questions.
Stacy Mitchell, co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), is quoted in an article discussing antitrust expert’s thoughts on breaking up Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. Posted on VentureBeat.
Rev. Keith Savage, co-chairman of Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE), is quoted in an article about the increasing demand for Gov. Northam to ban evictions during the pandemic. Posted on The Washington Post.
Marion Brunken, executive director of Volunteer Alexandria, is quoted in an article discussing how restaurants were hit hard by hurricane Isaias and how overwhelming it was amidst the pandemic. Posted on WUSA9.