June 26 – July 2

Qlarant Foundation will provide grants totaling $412,500 to 20 community organizations that support underserved populations in Maryland and Washington, DC, including Center member Breast Care for Washington, DC. Full press release at GlobeNewswire.

Kenya Hutton, deputy director of the Center for Black Equity, is quoted in an article by The Washington Post discussing how in the shadow of Pride Month, queer people of color have stepped out.

Doug Vine, the director of energy analysis at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, joined Wake Up With Cheddar to break down how climate change is exacerbating extreme weather events across the U.S. Published by cheddar news.

Jeff Chester of the Center for Digital Democracy, is quoted in an article by Politico about The Federal Trade Commission’s first meeting under new Chair Lina Khan.

Stephanie Schmit, director of child care and early education at the Center for Law and Social Policy, is quoted in an article by truthout discussing child care.

The Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena announced the appointment of a new Chairman of the Board, Murry N. Gunty, and additional Directors. Learn more at Businesswire.

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging announced and detailed their Annual Conference and Tradeshow on EIN Presswire.

The National Catholic Educational Association is looking to rebound from its biggest one-year enrollment drop since the 1970s. Full story at EducationWeek.

The National Council of Nonprofits is mentioned in an article by The Daily Signal discussing how large salaries at a conservation group created by Congress are raising eyebrows. Also, the National Council of Nonprofits’ president & CEO, Tim Delaney, is quoted in an article by The NonProfit Times discussing SCOTUS’s decision to reverse donor disclosure demands.

Johnny Perez, director of the U.S. Prisons Program for the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, is quoted in an article by The Appeal discussing the movement to end solitary confinement.

The Parks Main Street is hosting the Riggs Park Art Crawl this Friday (7/9) and Saturday (7/10) starting at Culture Coffee Too (300 Riggs Road, NE) from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. For more information, visit their events page.

The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (ATC) and their volunteers are mentioned in an article by Connection Newspapers discussing how Arlington naturalist groups united to help clean a trail of an invasive plant.

Morgan K. Whitlatch, legal director at Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, is quoted in an article by Salon discussing Britney Spears’s conservatorship.


June 19 – 25

Brent Christensen, director of the American Institute in Taiwan, is quoted in an article by The Washington Post discussing how the US sent Taiwan 2.5 million vaccine doses.

The Barbara McDowell Foundation is now accepting social justice litigation applications for grants ranging from $40,000 to $50,000 per recipient. For more information, visit the application page.

The Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC), an organization created and jointly managed by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), DGA, and the WWF, won Lever for Change’s 2030 Climate Challenge and $10 million. Full press release at PR Newswire.

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is referenced in an article about inflation by Nairametrics.

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley wrapped up its eighth Annual Online Giving Day. Learn more about the event and how you can still help at WDBJ7.

The Point in Time Count released this year by the Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness is referenced in an article by The DC Line.

Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States endorsed the Healthcare for our Troops Act, introduced by Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) and Congressman Trent Kelly (MS-01). Full story at Tap Into Bordentown.

Dalila Boclin and her organization, FRESHFARM, are featured in an article by NBC4 discussing how their program links local farmers to people experiencing food insecurity.

Christopher Mitchell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance is featured in a video interview by BroadbandBreakfast discussing federal programs and the need for long-term and targeted solutions for increased connectivity.

Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic earned a 2021 Gold Rating from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) Quality Standards Program. Learn more at Fredericksburg.Today.

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) recently recognized the Prince William Area Agency on Aging’s ADHC Program with an Aging Achievement Award in the Home & Community-Based Services category. Learn more at Prince William Living.

Sister Dale McDonald, public policy director of the National Catholic Educational Association, is mentioned in an article by the CNA discussing a $50 million anonymous gift for students at Los Angeles Catholic schools.

Tim Delaney, president & CEO, and Tiffany Gourley Carter, policy counsel, of the National Council of Nonprofits published an article titled “Nonprofits Must Speak Up Now to Protect COVID-19 Recovery Funds” on The Nonprofit Quarterly.

Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, is quoted in an article by The Washington Post discussing how U.S. officials are expected to extend the eviction moratorium by 30 days.


June 12 – 18

In an article by InsideClimate NewsDoug Vine, director of energy analysis at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, discusses the clean electricity standard proposed by the White House that could give renewables an advantage in the fight for clean energy.

Jeffrey Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, is quoted in an article by phoneWorld Lina Khan, the new chair of the FTC.

Nat Baldino, policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), is quoted in an article by Teen Vogue discussing the “pay your dues’” culture associated with some toxic work environments.

Bo Shuff, executive director of DC Vote, is quoted in an article by The Washington Informer discussing DC Statehood developments.

Mark Robinson, a program coordinator for Family and Medical Counseling Service Inc., is quoted in an article by the Chicago Tribune discussing the opioid crisis and its record high death toll.

The Health Care Transformation Task Force (HCTTF or Task Force) developed a resource for industry stakeholders to review the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) payment models with ease. Full press release at EIN Presswire.

McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) appointed two new members— Jacqueline Henry and Chelsea Rao—to their Board of Directors. Barbara Hawthorn will return as chair of the 45-person board. All three women reside in McLean, VA. Full press release at TysonsToday.

MoCo Economic Development is competitively selecting grants ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 for Montgomery County nonprofits whose work aligns with the state’s intent to assist community organizations that create and sustain jobs. The application window is July 6-16.

Kathryn Monet, CEO of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, is quoted in an article on Stars and Stripes discussing how advocates are warning that end of eviction moratoriums could create an ‘unprecedented wave’ of homeless veterans.

Politico references a letter to congressional leadership written by National Council of Nonprofits President and CEO Tim Delaney and Board Chair Marnie Taylor. Delaney voices the organization’s appreciation for receiving one of MacKenzie Scott’s grant awards in an article by Forbes.

The Davis Center presents its annual Community Service Award to The Parks Main Street because of its dedication to the arts and small businesses in the community. TPMS is part of DC’s Department of Small and Local Business Development, which partners with the Center.

Bruce D. Brown, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, is quoted in an article by Salon discussing the strained relationship between the White House and reporters in recent years.


June 5 – 11

The Arlington Community Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2021 William T. Newman, Jr. Spirit of Community Award. Nominations are due by Friday, July 2. Learn more at InsideNova.

The Capital Area Asset Builders and Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS have joined forces to launch a strategic partnership to help underprivileged populations get on the path toward homeownership. Learn more at The Washington Informer.

7News exclusively featured Kenya Hutton, deputy director for the Center for Black Equity, and their “12 Months of Black Pride” program.

Sandy Markwood, the CEO of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, is a keynote speaker at the Mary Furlong & Associates (MFA) 18th Annual What’s Next Longevity Summit on June 16-17. Learn more at PRNewswire.

Johnny Perez, director of the U.S. Prisons Program at the nonprofit National Religious Campaign Against Torture, is quoted in an article by NBC News about pressuring President Biden to fulfill his campaign pledge to end solitary confinement.

Thelma D. Jones, founder of the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund, and her organization were recently featured in multiple media outlets: in the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Progress Magazine (pg 14-16), Spring Edition 2021; on Youtube participating in the FDMB Summer reading series to support reading in the District; in a video recapping their Breast Cancer Fund Give Back; and in the FDA Oncology Center of Excellence Project Community National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week video.


May 29 – June 5

After a hiatus during the pandemic, the Arlington County Fair will take place once again on August 18 – 22, reported by ARLnow.

Kurt Moser, president of the Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation, is featured in a video by ABC7 discussing their kayak clean up program.

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington celebrates its 40th anniversary with an imaginative video highlighting its impressive history. Learn more in the exclusive feature article on Metro Weekly.

The League of American Orchestras announced the recipients of the Ford Musician Awards. Full press release at Broadway World.

Mission Fulfilled is launching an initiative to add 10,000 Black boys this year to its program, which offers tech and entrepreneurship job training. Founder Gerald Moore Sr. talks about the org’s approach on Technical.ly.

Michael Pickering, executive director of Regional Addiction Prevention, Inc., is mentioned in a Washington Post article discussing DC’s fatal overdose numbers being up.

Bruce D. Brown, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP), is quoted in an opinion piece published by The Washington Post claiming that Trump’s Justice Department went on a media-eavesdropping blitz.

Serve DC The Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism invites you to join Mayor Muriel Bowser and community leaders on Saturday, June 19 from 9am-1pm for the DC COVID Community Corps Day of Action. Through this important initiative, community volunteers, local trusted groups, and multi-sector partners will go door-to-door to help fellow residents get their COVID-19 vaccinations. To register, please go to Serve DC’s website.

Washington Interfaith Network is mentioned in an article by the Washington Post discussing how the DC government will soon award long-term leases for some of the most valuable vacant land in the city’s portfolio.

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program recently shared tips as part of an effort to ensure young drivers stay sober on the road, learn more at WTOP.

The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network DC chapter is recruiting for their Board of Directors, made up of volunteers who set and direct the strategic planning for the organization to provide high-quality networking, professional development, mentorship, advocacy opportunities and more to young professionals working in Washington, DC. Learn more and apply at their website.

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