December 12 – January 1

The Arlington Community Foundation has launched its 2021 scholarship program, giving students a one-stop opportunity to apply for more than 45 different scholarship funds for a combined total of $400,000 in student aid. Learn more at InsideNoVA.

Jeff Chester, the executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, is quoted in an article by The Washington Post discussing how the FTC called on nine companies to disclose their data collection practices.

Glen O’Gilvie, CEO of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, published an article in The Washington Post discussing “why you should apply a racial equity lens to your end-of-year giving.”

The Patch reported that JPMorgan Chase is providing $50,000 to both the Capital Area Food Bank and the D.C. Central Kitchen as the COVID-19 pandemic increases demand for meals and other services by local families hit hard by the crisis.

Generation Hope is now recruiting their next class of student parent scholars (teen parents attending local colleges and universities) for their Scholar Program, which provides wraparound support, including financial aid, mentorship, mental health support, case management, and early childhood development for students’ pre-k children. Scholar applications can be found at their website. They are also recruiting caring community members interested in mentoring Scholars in either individual (Mentor) or group (Resource Family) mentorship opportunities. Mentorship applications can also be found at their website.

The Health Care Transformation Task Force (HCTTF or Task Force), a group of leading health care payers, providers, purchasers and patient advocacy organizations, announced its FY 2021 Executive Committee. Reported by EIN Presswire.

Northwest Federal Credit Union recently received the Leadership Fairfax Corporate Leadership award as part of the 24th Annual Northern Virginia Leadership Awards program. Reported by businesswire.

The Loudoun Impact Fund has awarded $100,000 in grants to 12 nonprofit organizations serving the county, including $10,000 to Center member Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter. Reported by Loudoun Now.

Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Health Research, is quoted in an article by The Baltimore Sun discussing how effective face masks are.

Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, is quoted in an article by CNBC discussing how the bipartisan Covid-19 relief bill will provide ‘essential’ protections for tenants behind on rent.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Business Women’s Giving Circle has awarded $60,000 to five local nonprofit organizations as part of its annual grant cycle, including $10,000 to Center member Space of Her Own, Inc. Reported by InsideNoVA.

On December 22, The Parks Main Street was featured on ABC7 Good Morning Washington, interviewing its executive director Edwin Washington.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) president, Kurt Erickson, is quoted in an article by InsideNoVA about the 23rd annual “Law Enforcement Awards of Excellence for Impaired Driving Prevention.”


December 5 – 11

Jeff Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, is quoted in an article by TechTarget discussing how Apple is requiring privacy notices from app developers.

DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) has signed a 36,000-square-foot lease at RiverPoint at Buzzard Point, a 73,000-square-foot, mixed-use development in the works in southwest Washington, D.C. Reported by the Commercial Observer.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, in partnership with the Greater Washington Community Foundation and the PNC Foundation, announced a $200,000 grant to support infant and toddler childcare and early childhood education programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The full $200,000 grant has been awarded to support local family-based early care providers through Infant/Toddler Family Day Care, a local provider that will directly support 85 Northern Virginia-based family childcare providers, all of which are led by women of color. Reported by WDMA and InsideNoVA.

Dalia Mogahed, director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, is quoted in an article by NPR discussing the breakdown of how Muslims voted in the 2020 election compared to 2016.

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In Ward 8, four organizations have come together to help residents improve their financial situation in a simple way — by giving them five monthly cash payments of $1,100. The program, called THRIVE East of the River, is a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its outsized economic impacts on underserved communities in Wards 7 and 8. It is a collaboration between Martha’s Table, Bread for the City, the 11th Street Bridge Park, and Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative (FSFSC). Learn more at Street Sense Media. 

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Business Women’s Giving Circle (BWGC) has announced the winners of its annual grant cycle, including Center member Space of Her Own. Reported by Prince William Living.

Linda Holtzapple, executive director of Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging (SAAA), is quoted in an article by The Winchester Star discussing ways to alleviate feelings of isolation, particularly with seniors.

The Veterans Consortium (TVC) announced two newly elected members of the Executive Board who join a distinguished group of veteran advocates championing TVC’s mission of ensuring veterans receive excellent pro bono legal representation. Reported by CISION PR Newswire.


November 28 – December 4

Jonathan Singer, president of the American Association of Suicidology, is quoted in an article by The Washington Post discussing how to talk to loved ones when you’re worried about their mental health.

Britepaths needs community assistance to make the holiday season a happy one for 500 local families in need. Learn more at Connection Newspapers.

Lumina has given a $200,000 grant to the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP). Learn more at the foundation’s website.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement is teaming up with the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and other state associations for an upcoming virtual summit. Center members are invited to participate in this two-day conference with 25 breakout sessions, 2 keynotes, wellness opportunities and facilitated networking conversations this Tuesday and Thursday, December 8 and 10. Use code “Partnership” to receive the member discount. Learn more at here. The Center has also scheduled its 2nd Change Makers Panel Discussion for December 17, 9:30-10:30am. Learn more about this free event here.

After more than three decades as one of the District’s key organizations serving the poor and hungry, D.C. Central Kitchen is planning a relocation that will revamp the nonprofit’s ability to serve the region’s most needy. Learn more at The Washington Post. Mike Curtin, Jr., executive director of DC Central Kitchen, joined CBSN in a video discussing how millions of Americans are bracing for holidays amid rising food insecurity.

Jackson Williams, vice president of public policy at Dialysis Patient Citizens, had an article recently published by AJMC titled, “The Wrong Way to Design a Medicare Mandatory Demonstration.”

Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS) and its executive director, Dr. Judy Hanley, are mentioned in an article by the Loudoun Times discussing how Loudoun County has seen an increase in severity as domestic violence continues during the pandemic.

McLean Project for the Arts is opening two new exhibitions on December 9. Learn more at Tysons Today.

Aaron Dorfman, president of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, is quoted in an article by The Chronicle of Philanthropy discussing a “nonprofit wish list” of things the Biden administration could do to benefit the country’s nonprofit organizations.

Nueva Vida, an Alexandria cancer support network for Latinas, launched its second online art auction on November 30. “VIDART” will run through December 13. Learn more at The Zebra.

Amy Rice, vice president of programs at St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families, is quoted in an article by The Diamondback discussing how local organizations are fearful for what’s next as the CDC eviction moratorium ends.

Scott Nova, executive director of the Worker Rights Consortium, is quoted in an article by The Wall Street Journal discussing how Covid-19 infections have surged at one of the world’s largest medical glove maker organizations.

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