September 26 – October 2

John Schall, CEO of the Caregiver Action Network, is quoted in an article by ABCnews discussing how more caregivers have been reaching out for help as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Abel Núñez, executive director of Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), is featured as a guest speaker on the Kojo Nnamdi Show at WAMU discussing a recent federal court ruling that poses a threat to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for immigrants.

The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center is holding a free virtual legal clinic on October 20 to help small businesses and nonprofits go over the legal requirements for starting up. At this virtual legal clinic, pro bono attorneys will meet with you one-on-one and walk you through several questions regarding your organization’s current status, in order to identity your next steps toward becoming a legal entity. Register and learn more at their website.

Patty McCarthy, the CEO of Faces & Voices of Recovery, is featured on a podcast by ABC news discussing racial disparities in alcohol and substance abuse.

Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River’s signature fall event is going online this year, with a renewed focus on community engagement and celebration. Learn more at Augusta Free Press.

Generation Hope Scholar A’ja Ross (Prince George’s Community College student) and Founder and CEO Nicole Lynn Lewis were featured in a Washington Post article on the challenges student parents are facing this fall in juggling homeschooling their children and doing their own coursework. Also, Voices for Black Justice Fund announced Nicole Lynn Lewis as one of 31 inaugural awardees for her support of student parents and advocacy of systemic higher ed transformation for racial justice.

The Barbara McDowell Foundation is seeking social justice litigation case proposals from nonprofit organizations for its Pro Bono High Impact Litigation Project. Learn more at their website.

ManyHands’ $100,000 Impact Grant, plus three other Partner Grants, are now open for applications through November 2. If you are interested in applying for a grant, please review the eligibility requirements and FAQs posted on the Grants page.

Charleen Katra, director of the National Catholic Partnership on Disability, was interviewed by The Catholic Telegraph and featured in an article discussing a police shooting in Utah.

SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) of Northern Virginia has launched a new plan to ‘raise awareness’ of abuse and neglect during the pandemic. Learn more at The Zebra.

September 19 – 25

Barbara Merrill, CEO of the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), is quoted in an article by disabilityscoop remembering U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s role in ensuring the rights of people with disabilities.

Philip Pannell, executive director of the Anacostia Coordinating Council, was interviewed by WUSA9 for an article discussing how Wards 7 and 8 are currently undercounted in the 2020 Census and why it’s a problem.

The Arlington Community Foundation announced that Arlington’s front-line human service workers will be honored with the 2020 William T. Newman, Jr. Spirit of Community Award. Reported by ARLnow.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement has started a Book Club for its members. Books will be selected based on relevance and benefit to the growth of those working in the nonprofit sector. The club is open to all staff at Center member organizations. Contact Patrick Rabiecki.

Abel Nunez, executive director of the Central American Resource Center, was featured as a guest in a town hall for Hispanic Americans hosted by ABC7. See the recap and video at WJLA.

The McLean Project for the Arts will host its 14th annual MPAartfest on a new virtual platform due to the continuing pandemic. This year’s festival will run Sunday, October 4 through Sunday, October 18, 2020. Learn more at TysonsToday.

Kathryn Monet, CEO of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, is quoted in an article by the MilitaryTimes discussing how COVID has complicated efforts to help homeless veterans.

September 12 – 18

This year, the Arlington Community Foundation will be honoring Arlington’s front-line human service workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic with the 2020 William T. Newman, Jr. Spirit of Community Award. Learn more about the 2020 Spirit of Community celebration taking place on Wednesday, September 23 at 12 pm at ARLnow.

Amy McNamer, executive director of the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington, was interviewed by The 74 for an article discussing how more than 11,000 DC students expected to attend the city’s public schools for the 2020-21 year haven’t completed the enrollment process as of Tuesday—a data point that, while improving, trails last year’s numbers.

Elizabeth Lower-Basch, a director at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), is quoted in an article by The Philadelphia Inquirer discussing how incomes were up and poverty was down across America in 2019 before COVID hit.

Everyone Home DC will wind up its month-long digital September Challenge to raise $50,000 for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness in DC with an online auction. Bidding on unique items, experiences, and great deals closes this Friday, September 25 at 10 pm.

National Recovery Month has been a fixture of the Recovery movement for 30 years, and starting this September the development of future themes and assets, as well as the management of the events calendar, will belong to Faces & Voices of Recovery and as always, the Recovery Community. Read the full press release at PRWeb.

Jenni Dakes, violence prevention and outreach program manager at Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter, will be a speaker at the The Loudoun Commission on Women and Girls’ inaugural Girl emPower Summit on Saturday, September 26. Reported by The Patch.

Kim R. Ford, president and CEO of Martha’s Table, is featured in an exclusive interview by the DCist discussing how to help DC families struggling financially during the pandemic.

The 2020 Maryland Nonprofits & MARFY Annual Conference will be held virtually on October 14 and 15. This two-day event includes an exciting line-up of over 30 speakers sharing their expertise in serving youth and families, board development, fundraising, leadership development, collaboration, public policy, human resources, marketing and more—plus two exciting keynote speakers and the opportunity to earn up to eight CEUs.

The McLean Project for the Arts is adopting a virtual format for its 14th annual MPAartfest, with activities running from October 4-18. Posted on InsideNova.

Senior Services of Alexandria is hosting its Fall Senior Academy virtually via zoom in October. This four-week class for Alexandria residents 65 and older provides an overview of how the city operates, available city services, and community resources, including recreation and education opportunities. Reported on Connection Newspapers.

September 5 – 11

Shannon McCracken, vice president for government relations at the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), is quoted in an article by disabilityscoop that discusses how the COVID vaccine rollout could leave people with disabilities behind.

A charity golf tournament sponsored by Orange Theory Fitness and Allied Title & Escrow, LLC will be held on Monday, October 5 at the Army Navy Country Club to benefit Bridges to Independence.

Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) is featured in a blog listing DC’s latino-owned businesses and nonprofits that can use some support right now, with details on how to help. Blog posted by the thrillist.

Dialysis Patients Citizens (DPC) applauded the introduction of the Jack Reynolds Medigap Expansion Act, new legislation sponsored by U.S. Representative Cynthia Axne (D-IA-3) in honor of founding DPC Board member and longest serving president, Jack Reynolds. This bill would expand Medigap coverage for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients under the age of 65. See the full press release at PR Newswire.

Jenn Mampara, director of education at FreshFarm, is quoted in an article by Civil Eats discussing the progression of food and garden classes into the virtual world caused by COVID.

Inside Higher Ed spotlighted nonprofit Generation Hope‘s new toolkit in a How to Support Student Parents feature. The new toolkit details 10 ways colleges and universities can support this highly motivated student population facing unprecedented challenges this year to ensure their college persistence and success.

David Brotman, executive director of Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River, is mentioned in an article discussing how Mount Jackson is going to apply for a grant to build a canoe landing site. Reported by The Northern Virginia Daily.

McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) and the Washington Sculptors Group will open Sculpture NOW 2020 on September 17, 2020 with a Virtual Opening Exhibition Reception from 7-8pm. Learn more at Tyson Today.

New Orchestra of Washington has launched new online offerings, including artist music recommendations, artist spotlights, guided meditations, and living room concerts, as well as streamed archived shows. Check it out on their website. Other online performing arts offerings at DC Metro Theatre Arts.

Pathway Homes marks their 40th anniversary of providing housing and services to over 1,000 people in need. They will celebrate with a virtual Celebration Breakfast on October 28 at 8:30am.

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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.

Carpenter’s Shelter executive director Shannon Steene has received the David Bradt Nonprofit Leadership Award for his inspirational work. Full story at The Zebra.

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.

Humane Farm Animal Care congratulates Vital Farms on its record setting IPO in a recent press release published by GlobeNewswire.

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.

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July 18 – 31

Heather Peeler, president and CEO of ACT for Alexandria, discusses what needs to be done to prevent evictions in her recently published article on Alexandria Times.

The Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington and its executive director Amy McNamer are mentioned in an article by The Washington Post discussing how parents are looking into private schools that plan to open their campuses because of public schools going virtual.

The Art League will have a new home next year. A contractor, the Carr Companies, is planning to build a two-building property called Muse. It will be located in Old Town North at 1201 North Royal Street and welcome the Art League as a tenant. Full story at The Zebra.

Instead of honoring an individual for 2020, the Arlington Community Foundation has announced plans to salute the community’s human-service workers with this year’s William T. Newman Jr. Spirit of Community Award. See full story at InsideNova.

Britepaths is seeking donations from the community to assist students in need who attend schools in the county as part of its annual Collect for Kids Back-to-School Program. See full story and how you can help at InsideNova.

Dorian Warren, president of the Center for Community Change, is mentioned in an article discussing options to keep child-care facilities operational for children of essential workers. Reported by The Washington Post.

Glen O’Gilvie, CEO of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, is feature in an article by the Washington Business Journal discussing the Center’s role in supporting nonprofits thought pandemic and race equity challenges. (A portion of the article can be found on the Center’s website.) The Center is also calling for nominations for its Excellence in Chief Executive Leadership Award. Nominees must have held the top salaried executive position for at least three years at a nonprofit group with an annual budget under $10 million in Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia. Nominations are due August 7.

Sarah Vaughan of Child Care Aware of Virginia, and her organization are featured in an article by WDBJ7 discussing what parents can do to find help to pay for child care.

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley hosted a roundtable discussion with United States Sen. Tim Kaine. Read the full recap at WSLS.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia announced that it has awarded over $250,000 in scholarships to more than one hundred area students to support their higher education goals beginning this fall. See the full press release, as well as their other scholarships, on their website.

Community Tax Aid is mentioned in The Washington Post article that discusses the reopening of the MLK Library in September.

DC Central Kitchen and Flying Dog Brewery announced that the two organizations have teamed up to create Dog Chow – a digital cookbook featuring unique Flying Dog-themed recipes developed by top chefs in the D.C. region – to support DCCK’s ongoing COVID-19 response efforts, reported by Brew Bound.

Tamara Smith, executive director of the DC Primary Care Association, is quoted in an article discussing DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration decision to shake up the city’s system for delivering health care to poor residents who are on Medicaid. Reported by The DC Line.

Martha’s Table is featured in an article by ABC News about District of Columbia residents banding together to feed the hungry during the pandemic. The organization used to serve 500 meals each day, but has ratcheted up its capacity to supply more than 2,000 meals daily, according to Kim Ford, the organization’s president and chief executive. Their story and other contributing nonprofits in DC is also featured in The Washington Post.

Anthony J. Snipes, president of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, published an article on ICMA discussing how public administrators must utilize their roles in developing policies to support fair, equitable, and just changes.

On-Ramps to Careers is hosting virtual tech internships for 200 local minority high school students. Reported by Techincal.ly.

The Virginia College Fund is seeking an exceptional candidate for the position of President who is a highly motivated leader with a demonstrated ability to fundraise. Read the full job posting at The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement, is featured in an article by WTOP discussing how faith leaders have urged VA Gov. Northam to pause evictions.

 

July 11 – 17

Brandi Yee, chief program officer of ACT for Alexandria, was recently featured in an exclusive interview on The Zebra.

AT&T grants Bridges to Independence $20,000. Read the full story at Connection Newspapers

Carpenter’s Shelter recently received a $15,000 donation from the nonprofit American Water Charitable Foundation and Virginia American Water to help in their service to the homeless, which they have continued uninterrupted throughout the pandemic. Full story at The Zebra.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement launched its Center for Race, Equity, Justice and Inclusion on July 15 with the first in a series of panel discussions with change makers in the region. Over 100 leaders from the nonprofit, government, philanthropy and business sectors participated.

DC Central Kitchen and Flying Dog Brewery along with local chefs collaborated to create Dog Chow, a digital cookbook. The profits from sales will go towards DC Central Kitchen’s charitable efforts. Get the scoop on NBC Washington.

Lorton Community Action Center has received $2,500 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to buy needed items for its food pantry and supplies for nutrition education courses. Reported by InsideNOVA.

The McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) debuted its “SHIFT” exhibit this past Wednesday, July 15. The exhibit explores concepts of change or exchange in the paradigm, position, dreams, environment, perspective and more. Learn more about the exhibit and future events at The Tyson Reporter.

Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Health Research, is quoted in an article by The Washington Post discussing how Major League Baseball gambled by converting a PED lab to coronavirus testing.

Lori Smetanka, executive director of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, is quoted in an article posted on KHN discussing how states have started to allow in person nursing home visits.

Learn more about Senior Services of Alexandria’s new Virtual Summer Programming and how it will work at The Zebra.

Marion Brunken, executive director of Volunteer Alexandria, is quoted in an article discussing the organization and how it helped support ALIVE this past week by providing hungry families with meals. Reported by ALXnow.

 

July 4 – 10

Parker Gilkesson, a policy analyst for the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) in Washington, DC, is quoted in an article in The New York Times about how the pandemic and loss of jobs have forced food programs to shut down or change operations.

DC Central Kitchen is featured in an article that discusses how DC charities have been feeding hungry families during the pandemic, but food equity experts are saying it’s not enough. Reported by The DCist.

On July 15, McLean Project for the Arts opens SHIFT, MPA’s first juried online exhibition. The work of 48 mid-Atlantic artists will answer the question “How has your world been affected by this ‘SHIFT’ in our lives?” Learn more about the event at The Patch. The McLean Project for the Arts is among the recipients of $50,000 grants from the National Endowment for the Arts CARES Act to help with the financial fallout from the pandemic. See that story at the Tysons Reporter.

Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) welcomed five new board members at its virtual Annual Meeting on June 23, 2020. The new members have a broad range of experience from the medical, federal government, legal and financial sectors. Reported by Connection Newspapers.

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June 20 – 26

Lucy Beadnell, director of advocacy at The Arc of Northern Virginia, is quoted in an article discussing how during the pandemic, parents have been facing a fight for their right to see Care-Home Children. Reported by Barrons.

Carpenter’s Shelter reopened its David Place facility at Landmark Mall and moved back all of its residents from the temporary shelter at Charles Houston Recreation Center. See the full story at ALXnow.

Earl Fowlkes, Jr., president and CEO of the Center for Black Equity, is quoted in an article by GQ magazine discussing ‘how pride is going into the future and back to its roots in 2020.’

The New Dominion Women’s Club of McLean has announced beneficiaries of its annual charitable-giving initiative, including Center member McLean Project for the Arts (MPA), who will receive $4,000 to fund programs that serve the McLean area. Reported by InsideNova.

Lori Smetanka, of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, is quoted in an article reported by Retirement Daily about the future of nursing homes in the post-COVID-19 era. Smetanka is also quoted in an article reported by USA Today discussing how assisted living facilities are passing COVID-19 expenses onto their residents.

Satonya Fair will be the first president and CEO of Peak Grantmaking, a national association of 5,000 grants-management professionals. Reported by The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Evelin Urrutia, executive director of Tenants and Workers United, is featured in an exclusive interview on The Zebra.

Marion Brunken, executive director of Volunteer Alexandria, is featured in an exclusive interview on The Zebra.

 

June 13 – 19

ACT for Alexandria’s ACT Now COVID-19 Response Fund has now raised more than $1 million, and $910,000 has been given in grant funding to other city nonprofits. See a full update at ALXnow.

Qlarant Foundation has awarded $340k in grants to 16 Maryland and Washington, DC organizations, including Center members Breast Care for Washington, Calvary Women’s Services and Miriam’s Kitchen. See the full story at GlobeNewswire.

Earl Fowlkes, Jr., president and CEO of the Center For Black Equity, is quoted in an article discussing ‘why drag is an important part of the Black Lives Matter movement.’ See full story at USA Today.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has awarded an additional $40,000 in the Round 4 grant from the COVID-19 Response Fund for Northern Virginia. The grant will be used to make $2,000 emergency cash assistance available to Loudoun County residents unable to meet expenses, such as housing, utility, car payments, medical, childcare or other needs. The Pay It Forward Direct Assistance Loan Fund, powered by 100WomenStrong, is funded and spearheaded by the philanthropic group, and other funding comes from a combination of businesses, foundations and nonprofit organizations, including the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia. More details about their grant program are available on their website.

Bo Shuff, the executive director of DC Vote, is quoted in an article by The Sydney Morning Herald discussing how Trump’s military intervention has spurred fresh calls for Washington, DC statehood.

Frank Yoakum, executive director of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States, is quoted in an article in PEW discussing the variation in pay when it comes to the type of assignment the National Guard troops receive.

Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter executive director Judy Hanley is quoted in an article discussing their all-time high in the number of people sheltered from mid-March to mid-June. Reported by Loudoun Now.

Martha’s Table has distributed 70,000 meals in Wards 7 and 8 since March. See the full story, including highlights of those who helped, posted at The DCist.

McLean Project for the Arts has announced that its newly launched summer camp program will feature in-person camps, as well as online options. Camps run June 22 through August 7, 2020, with in-studio sessions available July 6 – August 7. Camps are available for ages 3-18. In-studio camps will take place at MPA’s studios and galleries in the McLean Community Center. Posted at The Patch.

James Durrah II has been appointed Director of Communications at Miriam’s Kitchen. Reported by The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Lori Smetanka, JD, executive director of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, is quoted in an article in McKnight’s Long Term Care News discussing how ‘abandoned’ nursing homes have revealed the pandemic’s ‘unbelievable’ stress.

Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) has decided to cancel its 2020 Annual Gala due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The cancellation comes after an attempt to reschedule the event, originally planned for March. See the full story at The Zebra.

 

June 6 – 12

American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) is mentioned in an article discussing the Trump Administration releasing aid for disability service providers. Reported by DisabilityScoop.

Arlington Arts Center partners with Bridges to Independence to bring creative options to the doorstep of children in need. See more details and story at ARLnow.

CLASP COO Cormekki Whitley has written a powerful message about how nonprofits can address racial justice. Read/share her blog.

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley announced $32,000 in its third round of grants to NRV nonprofits affected by COVID-19. See the full story and report at Roanoke.com.

Computer CORE is featured in an exclusive video on Voice of America discussing their free computer lessons for low-income immigrants.

Misty Thomas, executive director of Council for Court Excellence, is quoted in an article by The Washington Post discussing a new halfway house for up to 300 men that’s coming to Northeast Washington.

Generation Hope Founder & CEO Nicole Lynn Lewis co-wrote an op-ed published in NBC Think with Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab of the Hope Center for College Community and Justice about the barriers student parents face in college, and how their needs are even more acute post-COVID-19.

Nicole Lynn Lewis from Generation Hope and Schroeder Stribling from N Street Village, were among those who responded to The Washington Business Journal‘s question “What can we do as business leaders to come together and move our community forward?”

Tomorrow (June 16), from 10:00 – 11:00am, Center faculty member Fiona Oliphant with Healing Equity United is hosting a powerful free webinar that will discuss what racial equity looks like, and what we can do to spur societal change and disrupt the inequitable status quo. Registration is still open today.

Home Care Partners is mentioned in an article by The NY Times discussing navigating home care during the pandemic.

100WomenStrong announced that it will distribute $69,500 to eight Loudoun nonprofits as part of its third round of giving in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including $10,000 to Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter. Reported by LoudounNow.

Miriam’s Kitchen has named communications and media executive James C. Durrah II as its new Director of Communications. Reported by Washington Business Journals.

Robyn Grant, public policy director for the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, is quoted in an article reported by KUOW discussing how families have been seeing a shocking decline in their loved ones since being banned from nursing homes during the pandemic.

 

May 30 – June 5

ACT for Alexandria recently hosted a town hall during which 1,200 attendees called in. Read a recap at Alexandria Living.

Barbara Merrill, chief executive officer for the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), is quoted in an article discussing how top lawmakers claim Medicaid doctors need federal money faster. Reported by Bloomberg Law.

Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, the executive director of Capital Area Asset Builders, talks about his organization’s program called DC Flex in a recent article published by The Nonprofit Quarterly.

Deborah Weinstein, executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs, is quoted in an article discussing The Trump administration’s ‘war’ on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, commonly called food stamps. Reported by The Progressive.

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley is pleased to announce $19,250 in its second round of grants to NRV nonprofits affected by COVID-19. Learn more at The Roanoke Times. The Community Foundation of the New River Valley is holding its seventh annual online giving day, GiveLocalNRV, on Wednesday, June 24, to help organizations both big and small raise money in the New River Valley. Read more at The Roanoke Times.

Tamara Smith, chief executive of the D.C. Primary Care Association, and Edward Smith, director of the District of Columbia Nurses Association, are quoted in an article discussing why more people aren’t seeking covid-19 tests in DC. Reported by The Washington Post.

Lori Smetanka, executive director of National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, is quoted in an article by Barrons discussing how COVID will shape the future of senior living.

Read about the Senior Services of Alexandria’s “Friendly Visitor” program and how it now virtually pairs isolated older adults with volunteers for weekly visits, in the Alexandria Gazette.

On June 11 and June 17, Unemployment & Workforce Solutions (UST) will be hosting a webinar with helpful tips for preparing to welcome employees back to the office while maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations related to the Coronavirus. Learn more about their webinar and register at their website.

Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE) is mentioned in an article by The Washington Post discussing Prince William County obtaining a public defender’s office for the first time.

Volunteer Alexandria needs help for three upcoming events. Learn more about what help is needed and how you can get involved at The Zebra.

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May 16 -29

After receiving two recent donations totaling $150,000, ACT for Alexandria is nearing $1 million for its “ACT Now COVID-19 Response Fund,” and the organization will be taking a break from giving grants to nonprofits to plan for the summer. See full story at ALXnow.

The Art League is offering online courses to help keep participants connected to each other and their creativity. Those interested can connect to online classes using Zoom, and stay in touch with classmates and teachers with Google classroom. Learn more at Art League.

Sarah Meek, senior director of legislative affairs for the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), is quoted in an article about the House approving the COVID-19 relief plan with more payments for people with disabilities. Reported by disabilityscoop.

Congratulations to Beacon House‘s Graduating Class of 2020! Twenty-two young men and women who have participated in Beacon House programs will graduate from high school this year. While they weren’t able to walk across a stage, this doesn’t dim their accomplishments. Learn more in their May newsletter.

Bridges to Independence has received a $20,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation to support the continuation of its Youth Development Program. See full press release at InsideNova.

Casa Chirilagua and the hardships they have faced with COVID are featured in an exclusive story on Alexandria Times. Casa Chirilagua and Neighborhood Health‘s efforts to increase the amount of COVID-19 testing in Arlandria have been rewarded by a $10,000 donation from AT&T split between the two nonprofits. Reported by ALXnow.

Jeffrey Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, is quoted in an article discussing TikTok’s new chief executive and how success may hinge on allaying Washington’s concerns. Reported by The Washington Post.

With more than $2 million from the COVID-19 Response Fund for Northern Virginia, and $1.4 million distributed to local nonprofits, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia announced the ‘Round 4’ grantees.

DC Vote released the first in its limited weekly series “Statehood Matters: At Home Edition.” The limited series kicks off with actress and activist Piper Perabo and continues with weekly guests such as author David Frum, and Representative Deb Haaland (NM-1). Read more at The DC Line.

Generation Hope released a report, “Uncovering the Student Parent Experience and its Impact on College Success”, which features new data on student parents’ experience in college, and recommendations for how higher education can support student parents’ college success. Read a write up on the report in Community College Daily.

Global Impact announced plans for a virtual employee giving hub to support private and public sector employee engagement. See full press release at CSRwire.

Montgomery County has distributed $1.2 million in grants to 38 nonprofits, including Center Members Latin American Youth Center and The Salvation Army, to provide residents with a steady, reliable supply of food. See full list at Bethesda Magazine.

On May 21, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced the award of more than $95 million in grants for state and local criminal justice programs, including more than $1 million for the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter. See full story at Loudoun Now.

Lucy Corr is featured at ABC 8News in a story about the retirement community’s lack of COVID cases, their experience during the pandemic, and how their seniors ‘adopted’ Chesterfield high school seniors.

The John Wall Foundation has partnered with the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development and Lydia’s House to raise $300,00 for families struggling to pay rent during the COVID-19 pandemic. See full story at Def Pen.

The Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) is seeking public comment on its draft framework, Real-World Clinical Evidence Generation: Advancing Regulatory Science and Patient Access for In Vitro Diagnostics (IVDs). Read more at businesswire.

Leroy Fenner, a man struggling through hard times, health problems and homelessness, and his story of finding a home with Miriam’s Kitchen is featured at WJLA. David A. Acosta, MD, chief diversity officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges, and Scott Schenkelberg, president and CEO of Miriam’s Kitchen, published an article on Street Sense Media discussing why housing is healthcare.

Lori Smetanka, executive director of National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, is quoted in an article by USA Today discussing how to protect nursing homes.

Gregory Forrester, CEO of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, is mentioned in an article discussing how the NOAA predicts a busy hurricane season as pandemic strains emergency services, reported by Politico.

Although everyone is potentially susceptible, people of color and low-income families are especially vulnerable and have higher death rates from COVID-19, according to research commissioned by the Northern Virginia Health Foundation. Read the full exclusive story about their research at The Patch.

The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2020 class of 40 Under 40 honorees. This is the fifth class of honorees in the program, which was established in 2016 to recognize individuals under the age of 40 who are outstanding in their fields and shaping the future of the city. Center members Nathan Toews of Senior Services of Alexandria and Marisa Tordella of Friends of Guest House are among those announced. See full list at Connection Newspapers.

The Veterans Consortium (TVC) has announced their 2020 Equal Justice Works Fellows. In September 2020, aspiring public interest lawyers, Chesley Roberts and Nicqelle Godfrey, will begin a two-year Fellowship with TVC working on special projects developed to increase access to justice for veterans in need. Read more at PR Newswire.

Mask makers, translators and grocery bag packers are just a few of the opportunities that Volunteer Alexandria has identified around the city. “Every week, we need more than 100 volunteers to help our community to help people in need,” says Volunteer Alexandria executive director Marion Brunken. Read their full exclusive at ALXnow.

Kurt Erickson, president of the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), is quoted in an article discussing how DUI deaths and injuries are down in the DC area, but drunken-driving crashes and arrests are up.Rreported by WTOP.

May 9 – 15

Casa Chirilagua gave out 1,000 meals to families in Arlandria recently and still needs food, cash and face mask donations for Alexandria’s vulnerable Hispanic population. See full story at ALXnow.

Michael Schuttloffel, the executive director of the Council for American Private Education, is quoted in an article about the backlash that is growing for U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to push for COVID-19 aid to help all private school students. Read more at Education Week.

DC Central Kitchen, and a growing list of regional food banks and pantries, are in partnership with Future Harvest who is addressing food shortages while aiding small- to mid-scale farmers through its “Feed The Need” Fund. Reported by Coastal Point.

Bethany Rubin Henderson, chief executive officer of DC Scores, is featured in an exclusive interview on The Undefeated about the impact of COVID-19 on access to youth sports.

Frank Yoakum, executive director of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States, is quoted in an article by KIOW about the prospect of service members responding to COVID-19 receiving hazard pay.

Stacy Mitchell, co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, is featured in an article by Next City discussing the lack of small banks.

Latin American Youth Center and The Salvation Army were among 38 organizations to receive part of Montgomery County’s $1.2 million food access grants. Reported by mymcmedia.

Literary Council of Northern Virginia (LCNV) has replaced in-person classes with Distance Learning programs to continue providing basic English education to students. Learn more about the program at The Patch.

Mei Powers, the chief development officer of Miriam’s Kitchen, is mentioned in an article by The Washington Post discussing how the virus cases in Maryland, Virginia and DC have topped 60,000 as the region braces for a holiday weekend at home. Comments from Gerard Skerrett, the director of street outreach at the nonprofit, are included in an article at dcist about how DC’s homeless residents face disproportionate rates of COVID-19 infections and deaths as they enter quarantine.

Kathy Mears, interim president and CEO of the National Catholic Educational Association, is quoted in an article in America Magazine about catholic colleges and universities’ fight to avert fiscal disaster amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Sweet Monday is celebrating their quarter century anniversary and starting a new movement called Project Cupcake. Learn more at their website.

Tenants and Workers United and its executive director, Evelin Urritria, are featured in an article by ALXnow about the demand for tests and housing options for those that test positive in Alexandria. Tenants and Workers United also led a community-wide protest demanding that Virginia implement a rent freeze for workers affected by COVID-19, as mentioned in a story on ALXnow.

The Veterans Consortium (TVC) has announced their newly elected members of the Executive Board. See press release at PR newswire.

The massive meal distribution effort by Volunteer Alexandria and Alexandria City Public Schools to distribute more than 30,000 meals per week to students and families is featured in a behind-the-scenes video available at Alexandria Living Magazine.

May 2 – 8

Amy McNamer, executive director of the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington, is quoted in an article by the Washington Post discussing how despite pushback, Sidwell Friends School and other DC area prep schools are keeping their small-business loans.

Adriana Schellhaas, executive director of Casa Chirilagua, is featured in an article about how they’re helping Central American immigrants battle the virus and unemployment in Alexandria. Reported by WJLA.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement and Greater Washington Community Foundation have partnered together to support housing and homelessness nonprofits on the front lines of battling COVID-19. The partnership was formed to help nonprofits develop proposals for the DC Small Business Recovery Microgrants program. The Community Foundation identified nonprofits in need and the Center provided technical assistance and grant writing support. Read the full story here.

Tamara Smith, president and chief executive of D.C. Primary Care Association, is quoted in an article discussing how black Washingtonians make up less than half of DC’s population, but 80% of coronavirus deaths. Reported by DCist.

Marla Lahat, executive director of Home Care Partners, is quoted in an article by The Washington Post discussing the dire decisions that have to be made for those needing in-home care amidst the pandemic.

Stacy Mitchell, co-director of the nonprofit organization Institute for Local Self-Reliance, is quoted in an article by NBC News discussing Amazon’s contributions to the pandemic, as well as questions of the company’s size and power.

To comply with social distancing policies, Literacy Council of Northern Virginia (LCNV) has replaced in-person classes with Distance Learning programs to continue providing basic English education to students. The classes have been reported to be “joyous times” that give both the instructors and students an opportunity to socialize and concentrate on something positive. Exclusive story featured on The Patch.

Shy Glizzy donated $10,000 to Martha’s Table to fight food insecurity in the Washington, DC area during the COVID-19 pandemic. Reported by Def Pen.

Mei Powers, chief development officer at Miriam’s Kitchen, joined the live stream with a reminder that not everyone has a home to make staying home possible. Reported in The Washington Post.

The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care is featured in an article by CNN discussing how families have been banned from nursing homes and the anxiety caused by the situation.

Tenants and Workers United (TWU) has distributed over 220 gift cards to families in need in Alexandria, Woodbridge and south Fairfax County. TWU anticipates an ongoing need for support of this type well into the coming months. As reported in the Patch, 100% of funds donated to their ActBlue fundraiser go directly to impacted community members. Additionally, TWU is leading a local grassroots campaign to #CancelRent. Over 100 cars participated in a caravan and hundreds of people rallied from home across Northern Virginia to demand rent be canceled statewide during this pandemic. TWU’s demand is echoed regionally and nationally.

The United Way of the National Capital Area is partnering with the Washington Redskins football team through their silent auction where all proceeds will go to The United Way organization. Reported on NBC Sports.

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April 25 – May 1

Casa Chirilagua gave out more than 1,000 meals and Tenants and Workers United gave out gift cards to families in Chirilagua (aka Arlandria). Casa Chirilagua is asking for donations of food, cash and face masks in support of Alexandria’s vulnerable Hispanic population. Reported in a featured article on ALXnow.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has awarded $715,000 in Round-3 grants from the COVID-19 Response Fund for Northern Virginia. See the full press release and list of recipients on their website.

Nonprofits are benefiting from the first $25,000 worth of grants distributed from the COVID-19 Response Grant established earlier this year by the Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV). Read the full story at The Southwest Times.

Misty Thomas, executive director of the Council for Court Excellence, is quoted in an article on DCist discussing the closing of DC’s only halfway house for men.

DC Central Kitchen is featured in an exclusive article on WAMU 88.5 about their dedication to maintain their mission during the COVID crisis. The nonprofit has also been designated the recipient of proceeds from these illustrations of iconic DC restaurants. Read the full story at DC Eater.

On Thursday, April 30, DC Scores presented the live virtual event Our Words Our City, a poetry showcase with special performances from Clint Smith, Jacob Mayberry, Marjan Naderi and an all star cast of young poets. The event was a big hit and will soon be available on Amazon.

Edward Smith, executive director of the District of Columbia Nurses Association, is quoted in an article on WTOP discussing the DC health department and its recent guidance for hospitals and health care facilities related to coronavirus.

Friends of Guest House and their executive director, Kari Galloway, are featured in an exclusive article by Connection Newspapers about how they are balancing serving clients with protection of health in Alexandria.

Infant Toddler Family Day Care is mentioned in Bipartisan Policy Center’s paper on the need to invest in child care during the COVID-19 emergency. Infant Toddler Family Day Care was also featured in an exclusive article in The Patch on how their organization is helping essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Martha’s Table is included in an article by The Telegraph about where people who are struggling to get enough food can go for help.

The work of Miriam’s Kitchen has been featured on multiple news channels, the latest of which is an exclusive feature on PBS NewsHour’s Facebook. Learn more about the work they’re doing and other feature coverage, including a spotlight by Shomari Stone on NEWS4, on their website.

Rebuilding Together DC – Alexandria has delayed large scale projects as the organization focuses on emergency repairs amid the COVID crisis. See the full story at ALXnow.

Together We Bake has reopened its kitchen in time for Mother’s Day. See the full story at ALXnow.

United Way of the National Capital Area is hosting its 8th Annual Do More 24 on May 5th. You can join the movement now. Learn how and what the organization is doing to support 600 nonprofits at WUSA9.

 

April 18 – 24

Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, the executive director of Capital Area Asset Builders, is quoted in an article in Marketplace discussing the difficulties nonprofits have faced with donations during the crisis and how/why his organization has seen more traffic recently.

Brighter Strategies, a Center for Nonprofit Advancement Industry Expert, is providing four weeks of free mindfulness meditation classes in May. 60-minute classes every Tuesday will focus on learning about the science behind meditation, as well as tools and resources, and classes every Thursday will focus on putting that information to work in a guided meditation practice.

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) announced it is awarding $25,000 to area nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Reported by WSLS 10.

Computer C.O.R.E and their program that helps adults beat unemployment with refurbished laptops is featured on WJLA.

Food & Friends is featured in an article by WTOP about how they are meeting increased food demand from those at highest risk of coronavirus.

KPMG’s Anita Whitehead guest-hosted an interview on Ideagen TV and talked COVID-19 response with Global Impact President & CEO Scott Jackson. See the full video at LinkedIn.

Hope for Henry CEO Laurie Strongin and their new program involving virtual visits from pro athletes to sick children are featured in a story by the Washingtonian.

Bob Ponichtera, the executive director of Liberty’s Promise, is quoted in a story featuring Gaithersburg’s expectation of a revenue shortfall of up to $4M. Reported by Bethesda Magazine.

McLean Community Center is closed, so the McLean Project for the Arts is shifting its art classes from in-person to online. Learn more at the Tysons Reporter.

Maryland Nonprofits is taking a survey to increase understanding of how the PPP application process worked—or didn’t work. They are asking all nonprofits to complete the brief survey regardless of whether you have already submitted a PPP application. Survey results will document for policy-makers the collective experience of those who have tried to use this program.

Lori Smetanka, executive director for the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, is quoted in an article by WBTV discussing long-term care facilities’ advocacy for transparency with COVID-19 outbreaks.

Rikki Epstein, executive director of The Arc of Northern Virginia, has recently had an editorial published at multiple outlets, including Connection Newspapers, InsideNova, and Tysons Reporter.

The Parks Main Street (TPMS) and Upper Georgia Avenue Main Street (UGAMS) award a combined total of $69,000 in grants to support local businesses in their business corridors. The grants, funded by the DC Department of Small and Local Business (DSLBD), are focused on helping businesses work through the challenges brought on by the Coronavirus and will fund technical assistance, equipment, physical improvements and business development.

The United Way of the National Capital Area has partnered with Windows Catering and is providing 8,000 meals to front line hospital personnel in medical facilities across our region. See the full story at WUSA9 and WJLA.

Volunteer Alexandria and their executive director, Marion Brunken, are mentioned in an article discussing nonprofits seeing a surge in the volume of volunteers. See the full story at FOX5.

April 11 – 17

ACT for Alexandria‘s Spring2ACTion has raised $2.45 million for local nonprofits, breaking last year’s record by almost $400,000. Reported by Alexandria Living.

Child Care Aware of Virginia has launched a resource website and map to help parents navigate child care during the pandemic. Reported by NBC12.

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley is offering unrestricted grants through the COVID-19 Response Grant Program. Organizations that serve people in Virginia’s New River Valley may apply for grants worth up to $2,000 each. Grants will be issued once a month through at least June. Reported by The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center is offering a FREE webinar on April 23, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm on how your organization may approach your COVID-19 related employment law issues, such as layoffs, furloughs, paid leave benefits, assistance programs, keeping staff paid and expanded unemployment compensation. Register now.

The DC government is working with nonprofits, including DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table, to create grocery sites at city schools. See full story at WJLA.

DC SCORES and their #AtHomePoetryChallenge are mentioned in a Forbes article discussing ways to help deal with coronavirus anxiety through poetry. Additionally, DC SCORES has been creating online soccer and writing activities for kids that are available in English and in Spanish at athome.dcscores.org. They release videos explaining one of the activities every day at 3:30pm across their social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter).

DC Vote was joined today by more than 100 national and regional organizations on a letter to President Trump and Congressional Leadership calling for the Federal Government to treat DC equal to the states in coronavirus relief funding. Reported by The DC Line.

Recent articles posted on Inside Higher ED and The Chronicle of Philanthropy included comments from Generation Hope Founder & CEO Nicole Lynn Lewis discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the population they serve.

The League of American Orchestras has announced the availability of individualized technical assistance on the COVID-19 federal relief opportunities from qualified legal experts from the Pryor Cashman law firm. See the full story on their website.

The National Coalition of Homeless Veterans and Kathryn Monet, chief executive officer of the coalition, are mentioned in an article discussing how the Department of Veterans Affairs will distribute an extra $200 million to ease the burden on homeless shelters during the coronavirus pandemic and buy hotel rooms for veterans in need of help. Reported by Stars and Stripes.

D.C. United players have launched a fundraiser to help communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, which includes donations to Martha’s Table. Reported by WJLA.

Senior Services of Alexandria and their work during COVID-19, as well as their goal to provide information and education to Alexandria’s older adult population, are featured in an exclusive article posted on The Zebra.

Marion Brunken, executive director of Volunteer Alexandria, released a letter to the public updating what their organization is doing to help the community during the crisis. Reported by The Zebra.

 

April 4 – 10

More than $500,000 have been distributed to area nonprofits from Arlington Community Foundation’s COVID-19 prompt response fund, reported by ARLnow.

Kris Thompson, the chief executive officer of Calvary Women’s Services, says running the Anacostia institution is costing an extra $1,000 a day during the pandemic. See full exclusive video at WUSA9.

Nicole Quiroga, president of the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, is quoted in an article in The Washington Post claiming the coronavirus crisis will make the Washington area “a more class divided place.”

Infant Toddler Family Day Care, Carpenter’s Shelter and Lorton Community Action Center are among the local organizations awarded a grant from Round 2 of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Covid-19 Response Fund.

Martha’s Table is featured in multiple news outlets about its efforts and the efforts of its volunteers distributing food to people in underserved communities, including CNBC, Forbes, BuzzFeed, and News Parliament.

Ger Skerrett, director of outreach at Miriam’s Kitchen, is mentioned in an article by WAMU featuring how local homeless shelters are trying to help residents social distance.

The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging is featured in an article by The Northern Virginia Daily detailing their Meals on Wheels program and how it has continued to serve through the pandemic crisis.

Volunteer Alexandria‘s program, ‘Breaks with Impact,’ for high school and middle school students is moving online this month. See full exclusive story at Alexandria Living.

 

March 28 – April 3

Donations to ACT for Alexandria’s ‘ACT Now’ COVID-19 Response Fund have hit $470,000 and the money is already being allocated to nonprofits in extreme need, reported by The Zebra.

The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) has told Amazon’s Jeff Bezos via letter that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are among the Americans “left most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic” because they often require other people, including so-called service providers, to help them shop for food. See full story at the New York Post.

The Arlington Community Foundation distributed more than $300,000 in emergency support to Arlington nonprofits in one week, with more funds being disbursed daily. Reported by The Washington Post.

Scott Kratz, vice president of the nonprofit group Building Bridges Across the River, is quoted in an article detailing recent churches and charities’ mobilization amid the coronavirus outbreak, posted on The Washington Informer.

Carpenter’s Shelter is working through the COVID-19 pandemic without its cadre of volunteers, and people are now staying at Alexandria’s largest homeless shelter for longer periods of time, according to the organization’s executive director, Shannon Steene. See full exclusive story at ALX Now.

Casey Trees and their science and policy director, Jessica Sanders, are mentioned in an article about DC planting nearly 80 trees a day to reach a canopy target, and now it’s running out of space. Reported by The Washington Post.

The Center for Black Equity has cancelled all DC Black Pride events for 2020 because of potential safety and economic concerns related to the coronavirus outbreak. Reported by the Washington Blade.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement has added a new webinar to it’s roster this week—What nonprofits need to know about the new CARES Act will be held on Wednesday, April 8. Also, be sure to check Coronavirus Resource Tools regularly, as important updates and helpful resources are posted daily.

Hannah Matthews, deputy executive director for policy at the anti-poverty nonprofit Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), is quoted in an article discussing what parents can do when all of the schools and daycares close. Reported by CityLab.

Deborah Weinstein, executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs, is quoted in an article by NPR discussing the recently approved government relief package.

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley is offering unrestricted COVID-19 Response Grants to help nonprofit agencies adjust their services or just sustain operations during the coronavirus pandemic. Reported by The Southwest Times.

Teresa Hinze, the executive director of Community Tax Aid, is quoted in an article by WAMU 88.5 about the new tax filing dates for DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

D.C. Central Kitchen and its founder Robert Egger are mentioned in an article featuring Chef José Andrés, reported by Time. Mike Curtin, D.C. Central Kitchen’s CEO, is featured in an article on Food Tank.

DC Safe and their executive director, Natalia Otero, as well as District Alliance for Safe Housing and their executive director, Koube Ngaaj, are mentioned in an article discussing the prediction by experts that domestic violence rates will increase during quarantine. Reported by The Washington Post.

District of Columbia Nurses Association is featured in an article about school nurses being asked to volunteer in COVID-19 efforts or be laid off. Reported by City Paper.

The Hope for Henry Foundation is featured in an article about how it helps chronically ill children counter the isolation of long-term hospitalizations, posted on WTOP. Capitals’ mascot Slapshot, the Wizards’ G-Wiz and the Mystics’ Pax have teamed up with Hope for Henry through Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s “social impact” initiative to bring fun to sick children this month. Reported by NBC Sports.

Martha’s Table is featured in an article about doubling their efforts to provide meals to residents in need during the pandemic, reported by WJLA. Martha’s Table also released a press release stating they will extend emergency support for district residents through April 25 amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Reported by The DC Line.

Chefs at Miriam’s Kitchen in DC have been working 14-hour days to make sure homeless people have food. See full story at WJLA.

Robyn Grant, director of public policy at the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, is quoted in an article about nursing homes’ difficulty in handling the coronavirus, and the prevalence of infection at nursing homes around the country. Reported by The Washington Post.

Gregory Forrester, the chief executive of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, is quoted in an article about how the coronavirus battle has created a global ‘free-for-all’ to find masks. Reported by the New York Times.

Smith Center for Healing and the Arts and their executive director, Lisa Simms Booth, are featured in an article about local arts organizations rising to digitally meet the demands of an at-home public. Reported by City Paper.

Jesse Barba, senior director of external affairs for Young Invincibles, is quoted in an article reporting that the relief stimulus is not nearly enough to save schools. Posted on US News.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia announced it has awarded a record $422,160 in grants to 32 local organizations through its 2020 Community Investment Funds Grant program, including some Center members; The House; Literacy Council of Northern Virginia; Together We Bake; Britepaths; Friends of Guest House, Inc.

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March 21 – 27

ACT for Alexandria, Arlington Community Foundation, Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and the Greater Washington Community Foundation will each use the funds donated by Amazon for grants to nonprofits addressing food insecurity, housing/shelter, and providing emergency financial assistance.

The Rotary Club of Alexandria has made a grant for $10,000 to the ACT for Alexandria ACT Now COVID-19 Response Fund, reported by The Zebra. Also, the Alexandria City Council unanimously approved a ‘matching grant’ of $100,000 in city funds to the ACT fpr Alexandria community foundation to help solicit donations for food, housing, medical needs and other items, reported by The Washington Post.

Britepaths launches “Adjust, Give, Donate” for those in need. Learn more about the program at Virginia Connection Newspapers.

Pronita Gupta, job quality director at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), is mentioned in an article about the impact of COVID-19 on restaurant workers, reported by City Limits.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement is collecting (and updating regularly) resources, tools, webinars and templates from multiple sources and posting them on its website in Coronavirus Resource Tools. The most recent post: COVID-19 Response for Individuals, Small Businesses and Nonprofits, a webinar presented by Industry Expert GRF CPAs on Wednesday, April 1, 1:00-2:30 about managing taxes, cash flow, workforce planning, IT security and general crisis management―all while working remotely.

The Coalition on Human Needs and the CLASP are among many rights groups who have urged the inclusion of immigrant families in the Coronavirus Relief Bill, reported by Human Rights Watch.

Community Foundation for Northern Virginia distributed Round One Grants from the COVID-19 Response Fund for Northern Virginia.

The Washington Post details how you can volunteer to help nonprofit organizations during the coronavirus crisis, including DC Central Kitchen and DC Safe.

Fourteen DC local sports broadcasters announced the “Voices of DC Sports: Helping to Feed the City” program. Through the initiative, fans are encouraged to request video messages from the individual personalities through the personalized video shoutout platform, Cameo. For a minimum $25 donation, the selected broadcaster will record a personalized video message. Proceeds will benefit DC Central Kitchen, the Capital Area Food Bank and Martha’s Table. Reported on Redskins.com.

The Greater Washington Community Foundation is currently taking requests for proposals for its COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.

Miriam’s Kitchen is listed in an article featuring 35+ organizations that are helping restaurants, workers, and farmers survive COVID-19, reported by Food Tank.

Valley Independent Sentinel reports that My Sister’s Place is closed. Do not drop off donations.

Buzz Roberts, president and CEO of the National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders, is quoted in an article discussing multifamily lender challenges during the coronavirus crisis, reported by Affordable Housing Finance.

Sandy Markwood, CEO of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, is mentioned in an article discussing how the pandemic is forcing family members into a new role as caregivers for elderly loved ones, reported by The Washington Post.

The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans is urging Congress to approve $200 million in emergency funding to house homeless veterans temporarily in hotel rooms and secure coronavirus tests for those who get sick, reported by Stars and Stripes.

Diane Yentel, the president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, is quoted in an article about the Trump administration’s coronavirus eviction freeze, reported by Yahoo News.

132 organizations have signed a statement on government coronavirus emergency transparency and public access, including the National Center for Health Research and the Student Press Law Center, reported by NCAC.

Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services says members of the senior center will still get meals delivered on a weekly basis, reported by CBS19 News.

The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging (SAAA) needs supplies to help homebound senior citizens cope during the coronavirus emergency. Donations of shelf-stable foods, paper products such as towels and toilet rolls, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes are needed for distribution to elderly clients, said SAAA executive director Linda Holtzapple. Reported by The Winchester Star.

The Student Press Law Center has assembled many resources to help university professors, student media programs and collegiate journalists with virtual learning/teaching, reported by the Poynter.

Volunteers are needed in Alexandria for food distribution (strict safety measures are in place). Marion Brunken, executive director for Volunteer Alexandria, is putting out the call for help, saying, “Our core mission at Volunteer Alexandria does not and cannot stop under the most trying times our community may face. The need for community support is now greater than ever, and our volunteers matter more than ever,” reported by The Zebra.

 

March 14 – 20

ACT for Alexandria, Alexandria’s community foundation, and ALIVE! have both activated a COVID-19 response fund for organizations that support Alexandria’s vulnerable populations, reported by Alexandria Living. Heather Peeler, CEO of ACT for Alexandria, is quoted in an article reported by ALXNow discussing how Alexandria businesses are bracing for the effects of COVID-19.

Shannon McCracken, vice president for government relations for the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), is quoted in an article discussing the risk coronavirus poses to those with disabilities, reported by disability scoop.

Lucy Beadnell, advocacy director for the Arc of Northern Virginia, is quoted in an article discussing the difficulty of getting a coronavirus test, and how it is made harder for those with a disability, posted on WAUM88.5.

Amazon has donated $1 million in “emergency COVID-19 response funds” to four large DC area community foundations, including $200,000 to the Arlington Community Foundation, reported by ARLnow and Alexandria Times.

Janine Tursini, the director of Arts For the Aging, is mentioned in an article discussing the difficulty of volunteering amidst the coronavirus and how helping people could mean putting them at risk, reported by The Washington Post.

Shannon Steene, executive director of Carpenter’s Shelter, is quoted in an article about cities struggling to protect vulnerable homeless populations as coronavirus spreads, reported by The Washington Post.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement has added a Coronavirus Resource Tools page to its website where organizations can find a range of helpful tools created by a variety of organizations specifically to help nonprofits deal with the challenges of this public health crisis.

Natalia Otero, executive director of DC SAFE, is quoted in an article about restraining orders in domestic violence cases extending through April due to the coronavirus, reported by the Washington City Paper.

In partnership with Dreaming Out Loud, the Little Sesame team will deliver meals to the residents of the most vulnerable DC communities, reported by The Washington Post.

The Father McKenna Center has no plans to close but is taking preventative measures. CEO and president Kim Cox said that the center will remain open unless unforeseen circumstances occur, reported by Street Sense Media.

Martha’s Table is continuing to deliver meals to seniors as individuals work to protect themselves from the virus, reported by WUSA9.

At Miriam’s Kitchen, staff members are restructuring programs in a way that limits large gatherings of people in enclosed spaces, says CEO and president Scott Schenkelberg in an article posted on Street Sense Media. Miriam’s KItchen is also mentioned in articles discussing how you can volunteer and help amidst the coronavirus pandemic at The Chronicle of Philanthropy and DCist.

Robyn Grant, director of public policy and advocacy at the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, is mentioned in an article discussing how nursing home staffing woes have complicated the battle against coronavirus, reported by Bloomberg Law.

Jo-Ann Wallace, president and chief executive of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, is quoted in an article discussing how the coronavirus pandemic is upending the criminal justice system, reported by USA Today.

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld, of Ohev Sholom, the National Synagogue, is quoted in an article discussing what religious leaders have been doing to adjust to the coronavirus, reported by the DCist.

Nonprofits in the District of Columbia can now apply for low-interest working capital loans of up to $2 million from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help alleviate economic injury resulting from the on-going coronavirus pandemic. Learn the three step process.

Volunteer Alexandria has a growing number of organizations in need of assistance this month, and there are ways you can help both virtually and safely in person. One of the most critical needs is to help with food distribution for public school students, learn more about how you can help the Alexandria community at Alexandria Living.

The United Way of the National Capital Area activated its Emergency Assistance Fund to help its non-profit partners. These partners expect an increased demand from people who will need economic assistance, access to food and other basic necessities during this time, reported by WUSA9.

 

March 7 – 13

The Arlington Bunny Hop 5K Charity Fun Run/Walk is now open for registration. Bridges to Independence and OAR (Offender Aid and Restoration) will be the beneficiaries of all net proceeds this year, reported by Falls Church News Press.

The Campagna Center could be getting a facelift and a new addition as the local early learning organization struggles to find a way to make good use of their historic, but in many ways outdated, building. See the full story at ALXnow.

Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz of Capital Area Asset Builders is featured on a live discussion of how lack of paid sick leave is complicating the US virus response. Watch the video on PBS. The nonprofit is also featured in an exclusive article in The Washington Informer about their efforts in supporting DC residents with a pathway to greater financial security.

The Center for Alexandria’s Children raised $65,000 as it honored community philanthropist Brooke Sydnor Curran and Inova Health Systems FACT Director Mary Hale at its annual CAC Gala on February 27 at the Old Dominion Boat Club. See the full story posted on Connection Newspapers.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Center for Nonprofit Advancement has closed its physical office for the next two weeks, but its entire team will continue to work virtually and maintain normal business functions as much as possible. Contact information for all team members is available on the website. For immediate assistance, call 202-457-0540.

A local celebrity chef recently brought Louisiana spirit to the Mardi Gras fundraiser at DC Central Kitchen. Read a full recap at The DC Line.

The Father McKenna Center and Kim Cox, their president, are featured in an exclusive story about how they have continued to serve the poor despite the coronavirus, posted on the Catholic News Agency.

Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) has postponed its Annual Gala scheduled for March 14 due to concerns over the possible spread of COVID-19 and the potential health risk to older adults in particular, reported by The Zebra.

The T. Howard Foundation has postponed its annual fundraising dinner due to coronavirus concerns, reported by Multichannel News.

 

February 29 – March 6

A group of female veterans with ‘The Mission Continues’ helped give Calvary Women’s Services‘ Anacostia home a makeover, published by both The Patch and The Washington Times.

Alexandria’s children will be a little safer this year thanks to the support of 150 patrons who stepped up to raise $65,000 for the Center for Alexandria’s Children (CAC) at its recent annual benefit, reported by The Zebra.

Jeff Chester, the executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, is quoted in an article about Spotify’s ‘Top Fans’ messages by The New York Times.

Hannah Matthews, deputy executive director for policy with the Center for Law and Social Policy, is quoted in an article about housing programs being jeopardized in the Trump budget, reported by Richmond Free Press.

Shepherd Smith, a founder of Children’s AIDS Fund International, is quoted in an article discussing Dr. Deborah Birx and her experience fighting epidemics as Ambassador-at-Large and the United States Global AIDS Coordinator, reported by The New York Times.

The Greater Washington Society of CPAs is hosting two free seminars for nonprofits on how to deal with the impact of Coronavirus on business continuity, meetings and events: Legal Strategies for Nonprofit Meetings, March 10, 2:00 – 3:00pm and Business Continuity PlanningWednesday, March 11, 10:00 – 11:00am.

Kakenya’s Dream is featured in an exclusive article about their mission and what they’re doing to achieve it, posted on Ms. Magazine.

Lyric Thompson, the director of policy and advocacy at the International Center for Research on Women, is quoted in an article about António Guterres and his drive for gender parity at the U.N., reported by The New York Times.

The Fairfax County Park Authority and the McLean Project for the Arts have revealed plans for an arts campus at Clemyjontri Park in McLean, the meeting where the announcement was made is summarized by The Tyson Reporter.

Last Friday, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) convened a webinar online to discuss the power of ex-presedential candidate Bloomberg’s giving. Read a summary at Philanthropy Women.

Lori Smetanka, executive director of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, is quoted in an article discussing nursing homes and what they’re doing to prevent infection amidst the Coronavirus crisis, reported by NPR.

Rainbow Families, the region’s oldest and only nonprofit supporting LGBTQ+ families, will have their Annual Family Conference on May 16 on the campus of the Washington National Cathedral, with workshops, guest speakers, kids activities and more. Learn more on their website.

This year’s Senior Services of Alexandria Annual Gala will pay tribute to three individuals who are making a difference in the Alexandria community. See full story at The Zebra. During the month of March, Senior Services of Alexandria, in partnership with the City of Alexandria’s Division of Aging and Adult Services, will reach out to our community to bring awareness of senior hunger through volunteering to deliver Meals on Wheels or supporting local senior centers and programs that support older adults, also reported by The Zebra.

Enrollment is now open for spring and summer breaks with Impact programs, Volunteer Alexandria’s after-school service learning program for middle and high school students, reported by The Zebra.

The Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) is featured in an article about students urging Lafayette to join the consortium themselves, reported by the college newspaper, The Lafayette.

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December 14 – January 3

Five cents from every donut sold at Sugar Shack (located at 804 N. Henry Street) during January will be donated to ACT for Alexandria, reported by Alexandria Living.

Alexandrians Involved Ecumenically! (ALIVE!) is featured in an article about their history and their accomplishments, posted on Alexandria Times.

Ford’s Theatre Society announced that audiences and the company of A Christmas Carol raised $83,388.91 for Bright Beginnings during performances of this season’s A Christmas Carol, reported by Broadway World.

Britepaths executive director Lisa Whetzel is quoted in an article that discusses the ‘giving gap’ since the GOP tax law took effect, reported by CNBC.

Lyft’s DC advisory council gave $25K in transportation grants to local nonprofits, $5,000 of which was given to Calvary Women’s Services and another $5,000 to Nueva Vida Inc., reported by Technical.ly.

Patagonia announced that its community raised $10 million in donations to 1,043 grassroots environmental organizations in 17 days, including the City Kids Wilderness Project. City Kids executive director, Eloise Russo, comments on the impact in an article discussing Patagonia’s charitable efforts posted on shop-eat-surf.com.

Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) has announced that DC Central Kitchen is its community game-changing partner of the month for January 2020, as reported in NHL.com.

Karen Cunningham, executive director of Everyone Home DC, as well as Jesse Rabinowitz, Miriam’s Kitchen advocacy and campaign manager, are quoted in an article in The DC Line about how broken systems created homelessness and only multifaceted solutions can end it.

Buzz Roberts, chief executive of the National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders, is featured in The Washington Post article discussing an overhaul of anti-redlining law that has sparked a rift among financial regulators.

Aaron Dorfman, president and CEO of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, is quoted in an article about the battle against billionaires and how it could reshape American giving, posted on Inside Philanthropy.

Potomac Health Foundation has announced its 2020-2021 Howard L. Greenhouse Large Grant Program call for Letters of Intent. This year, the focus is on Access to Health and Capacity Building. The Foundation will present a webinar about the opportunity on January 7 at 1:00 pm, and hold “office hours” to discuss potential projects January 13 and 14. LOI’s are due on January 24.

Laura Mayer, PRS CrisisLink Program Director, was interviewed by the Today Show‘s Tom Costello, an NBC News Correspondent. The interview covers the recent announcement by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai that the FCC will consider establishing 9-8-8 as the national suicide prevention hotline at their meeting on December 12, 2019. Laura Mayer was interviewed to share the national importance of this legislation and how it will impact local call centers, like PRS CrisisLink.

Deshapreca Robinson, a criminal justice reform leader with Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE), is featured in an article about legislators backing the public defender office in Prince William County, reported by WTOP.

The YWCA National Capital Area is proud to welcome five new members to its Board of Directors. According to CEO Monica Gray, “… we value and seek out leadership from women who are committed to racial, social and gender justice in both their professional and personal lives to help guide our organization.”

 

December 7 – 13

Nestle USA donates $200,000 to Arlington Community Foundation for child care scholarships supporting low-income families, reported by the Washington Business Journal.

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that Bright Beginnings will be the infant and toddler care provider at Thaddeus Stevens Early Learning Center in Ward 2, as reported in The DC Line

The Campagna Center recently held its 2019 Alexandria Holiday Home Tour, and a recap with photos of some of the featured historic homes in Old Town Alexandria is posted on Alexandria Living.

Habitat For Humanity of Northern Virginia has recently wrapped up two projects in the Richmond Highway area, providing new homes for a senior citizen and a family of four, reported by Covering the Corridor.

HealthHIV has announced they are launching the Opioid Learning Institute, as reported in The DC Line.

Karen Cleveland, president and CEO of Leadership Fairfax, is quoted in an article about Fairfax officials recently tackling equity issues at a roundtable discussion, reported by InsideNoVa.

Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter was one of the local nonprofits to benefit from this year’s Loudoun Empty Bowls event that raised $37,500, reported by the Loudoun Times.

Martha’s Table CEO Kim Ford is featured in an article in the Washingtonian about new developments at the organization, as well as her background.

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development announced more than $2 million in awards for fiscal year 2020 through the Maryland Housing Counseling Fund, $38,000 of which was awarded to the Maryland Rural Development Corporation to provide housing counseling, reported by Kent County News.To combat drunk driving, the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) is sponsoring free rides through the holiday season starting next Friday, December 20, as reported by Tysons Reporter.

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November 23 – December 6

Heather Peeler, president and CEO of ACT for Alexandria, offers advice and tips on how to assess charities and give effectively this holiday season in Alexandria Living.

Alexandria Seaport Foundation is featured in an article about their story and impact posted on the Alexandria Gazette.

Ford’s Theatre announced that for the 11th year in a row, its annual production of “A Christmas Carol” will raise money for a Washington-based charity that is dedicated to eradicating homelessness, hunger and poverty. This year’s charity is Bright Beginnings,” as reported by Fairfax Times.

Calvary Women’s Services opens a new housing program called Reach Up. As winter approaches and temperatures plummet in the region, more women will have access to a safe home in a newly renovated building, as reported in The DC Line.

Caregiver Action Network (CAN) will present its 2019 Hands-on Help Award to former U.S. Senator Chris Dodd, reported by the Daily Stock Dish.

Carpenter’s Shelter is featured in an article about how abandoned malls have been sputtering back to life with megachurches, rooftop pools and homeless shelters, reported by The Washington Post. Shannon Steene, Carpenter’s Shelter’s executive director, announced at a recent celebratory luncheon that the nonprofit raised $2,196,940, exceeding their fundraising goal for its New Heights campaign, reported by The Zebra.

CFH, Inc., formerly called Catholics for Housing, has named George Davies its new executive director. Davies will take over for the current executive director, Karen DeVito, when she retires at the end of this year, reported by The Arlington Catholic Herald.

Thanksgiving celebrations at Food & Friends included 600 volunteers preparing, wrapping and delivering full feasts to men, women and children referred to the regional nonprofit by their medical providers. Read the full story at WTOP.

Nicole Lynn Lewis, founder of Generation Hope, is quoted in a Washington Post article about parents in college needing child care, but federal dollars falling short.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) awarded the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) $2.8 million to expand a quality program and improve cybersecurity for medical devices, according to a recent press release. Read more about the story at HIT Infrastructure.

Miriam’s Kitchen is featured on NBC4 talking about their “Be My Neighbor DC” campaign. Scott Schenkelberg, president and CEO of Miriam’s Kitchen, also contributes to an article discussing how to make sure your donated items aren’t burdening charities, reported by The Washington Post.

DC’s oldest domestic violence shelter, My Sister’s Place, turns to smart panic buttons to help keep residents safe. Read the full story at The Washington Post.

Jim Goodman, president of the National Family Farm Coalition, is quoted in a Time article about why small American farmers are nearing extinction.

Suited for Change is included in an article discussing the disparity in clothing access in DC and how it makes it hard to dress for success, reported by The Georgetown Voice.

Together We Bake raised $22,821 on Giving Tuesday. These funds combined with their end-of-year campaign donations will support their upcoming winter class that starts in January, according to Co-Founder Tricia Sabatini in an article on The Zebra.

Volunteer Alexandria’s Community Toy Drive will continue through December 16th according to The Patch, where details about the drive and how to donate are posted.

 

November 16 – 22

Bright Beginnings is featured in an article in The Washington Post about Mary McCane and her grandson, Zhion, one of the many inspiring stories of how the school helps both parents and students. The story is part of the ‘The Washington Post Helping Hand’ series.

Britepaths seeks sponsors for Fairfax families during the holiday season, as reported in InsideNova.

A donation from Amazon has helped Carpenter’s Shelter meet its $2 million fundraising goal for the construction of its new building. Amazon donated $300,000, the single largest contribution to the homeless shelter’s New Heights Campaign, reported in The Patch.

The Nationals Foundation has launched a donation match of $150,000 to local nonprofits for Giving Tuesday (on December 3rd) of which $25,000 will be donated to DC Central Kitchen. Full story at MASN Sports.

Womble Bond Dickinson has been named the 2019 honoree in the Corporate Leadership: Organization category of the Northern Virginia Leadership Award presented by Leadership Fairfax, reported by citybizlist.

Donors to the Loudoun Impact Fund recently celebrated the award of grants totaling $102,000 to support 15 nonprofit organizations, one of which was Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter who received $10,000. The full list of awarded organizations and the story is posted on Loudoun Now.

Lyft recently partnered with Martha’s Table, enrolling more than 400 families who took more than 5,000 Lyft rides to and from local grocery stores. Full story at Forbes.

Adam Rocap, deputy director of Miriam’s Kitchen, is quoted in an article about what the organization and other similar local organizations are doing to end homeslessness in DC, reported by The DC Line. Miriam’s Kitchen also kicked off its Be My Neighbor Campaign to raise $250,000 to support their work of making DC a better place to live for all of its residents, particularly for our neighbors experiencing homelessness.

Restonians have banded together to launch ‘Light Up Reston,’ a community-wide initiative that aims to encourage residents to decorate homes for the holidays, to support charities, and to raise funds for Public Art Reston, Friends of Reston, and Cornerstones. Full story at Reston Now.

Nathan Toews, director of Meal Programs at Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA), published an article about ‘Caring Connection’ — a proactive program designed by SSA to bridge the gap between vulnerable older adults and health care professionals who can address issues before they develop into something more serious. The full article is posted on Connection Newspapers.

 

November 9 – 15

The Washington Post Helping Hand will take place over the next eight weeks. This annual fundraising drive supports three local nonprofit groups, including Bright Beginnings. Columnist John Kelly will tell stories of the organizations and the people they serve to inspire and encourage donations, according to The Washington Post.

The Caregiver Action Network(CAN) and its chief executive, John Schall, as well as the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging and its CEO, Sandy Markwood, are featured in an article about what steps are being taken to establish a National Volunteer Care Corps to help older adults, reported by The Washington Post.

Caregiver Action Network (CAN) will be presenting the 2019 Hands-on Help Award to former U.S. Senator Chris Dodd, reported by Globe Newswire.

Olivia Golden, executive director of the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), is quoted in an article discussing Rep. Norma Torres recently announcing legislation protecting students’ access to basic needs, reported by IECN.

Chef Marcelle Afram of Bluejacket won DC Central Kitchen’s Capital Food Fight, a signature fundraising event that raises over $815,000 for the local nonprofit’s culinary training and anti-hunger programs, reported by CSRwire. Mike Curtin, CEO of DC Central Kitchen, is quoted in an article about activists protesting USDA changes that threaten free school lunch, reported by NPR.

The Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS) and its Veterans Education Project (VEP) is partnering with Concorde Career Colleges to join forces in advocating for US military veterans and addressing their growing educational and career training needs, reported by Business Wire.

Donald Trump will pay judge-ordered fines to DC area charities, including Martha’s Table and the United Way of the National Capital Area, reported by the Washington Business Journal.

Chef Cheryl Bell of Miriam’s Kitchen and her crew are featured in an exclusive article about their recent Veteran’s Day experience giving back to vets, reported by WJLA.

The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) has proclaimed the week of November 17-23 as Discover Catholic Schools Week—a nationwide opportunity for prospective families, donors and other partners to learn more about Catholic school education, reported by Catholic Star Herald.

Rebuilding Together is featured in an article discussing their mission and their recent partnership with Sears in helping veterans, reported by The Zebra.

Jennifer Bires, executive director at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, is quoted in an article about ‘survivors guilt’ and its effect on cancer survivors, reported by Cure.A Veterans Day ‘search-and-rescue mission’ targeting the District’s homeless was organized and led by Veterans on the Rise and the Union Veterans Council of the AFL-CIO. The full story is reported on The Washington Post.

 

November 1 – 8

Heather Peeler, CEO of ACT for Alexandria, published an article discussing how to help local nonprofits excel in the Alexandria Times.

Michelle Bloodworth, president and CEO of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, is quoted in articles discussing the EPA recently walking back two Obama rules on coal plant toxic waste, reported by the Washington Examiner and Environmental Protection.

Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN) is featured in an article about the difficulties homeless face when it comes to voting, reported by MotherJones. An Arlington bicycling group will host its first annual “Cranksgiving” charity ride, a scavenger hunt ride that will take place on Saturday, November 23 at 10am and will benefit A-SPAN, as reported in ARLnow.

Jeff Chester, director of the Center for Digital Democracy, is quoted in an article about regulators being expected to make Google’s purchase of Fitbit more difficult, reported on Zawya.

Olivia Golden, executive director at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), comments on a bill sponsored by senators Kamala Harris and Jeff Merkley to extend school days for elementary students, as reported by KDRV12.

Wala Begay, the staff attorney for the District of Columbia Nurses Association, is quoted in an article about potential funding for the United Medical Center, reported by the Washington Informer.

Cheryl Bell, the executive chef for Miriam’s Kitchen, is featured in an article about DC and its high food insecurity rates, reported by The GW Hatchet.

Virginia expanded its natural area preserves by 315 acres, 63 of which were conserved through open-space easements with the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, reported by InsideNova.

In support of Senior Services of Alexandria, patrons enjoyed the organization’s 8th annual ‘Oktoberfest Tour and Tasting’ this past October 15 at Port City Brewing Company, raising more than $26,000. The full story and recap are in Alexandria Gazette.

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October 19 – November 1

ACT for Alexandria’s work toward building racial equity capacity is featured in an article by Alexandria Living.

Michelle Bloodworth, president and CEO of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, is featured in an article in The Washington Examiner about expectations rising for another Trump effort to aid coal.

U.S. Senator Rob Portman, R-Ohio, was honored by the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) with its Congressional Champion Award for his leadership in supporting policies, reported by Fremont Messenger. Also, Eric Scharf, Wendell Foster CEO, has accepted a seat on the ANCOR board of directors.

‘Zoup!’, a new restaurant in Ballston, hosted two “sneak peek” previews on October 18 and 19, collecting over $1,700 in donations for the Arlington Community Foundation, reported by QSR Magazine.

Arts On The Horizon presents the world premiere of SQUEAKERS & MR. GUMDROP on December 5 through 21, 2019 at The Lab at Convergence in Alexandria, Virginia. Read more about the play at Broadway World.

Brighter Strategies will hold The Culture Journey—a fun, interactive opportunity to learn about culture and apply the concepts to your own organization—on November 12, from 1:00-4:00pm at Goodwin Law Offices, 1900 N Street NW, Washington, DC, and is extending a discount to Center members.

Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, executive director of Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB), is featured in an article about saving money and how much you should aim for, particularly in DC, reported by WAMU 88.5.

The Center for Alexandria’s Children recently celebrated the city’s first responders who serve the community’s toughest cases, those including abused and neglected children. The event is recapped at Alexandria Times.

The Center was awarded its second grant from DSLBD, this time to establish and operate the Upper Georgia Avenue Main Street. They are currently inviting individuals and organizations interested in serving as representatives on the founding board of directors to send an email along with resume and/or bio to Glen O’Gilvie (copy Ericka Best at erickab@nonprofitadvancement.org) by close of business on Thursday, November 7, 2019.

Meg Booth, executive director of Children’s Dental Health Project, was awarded a 2019 Shils Fund Innovator Award in recognition of her “Excellence in a Nonprofit Organization” efforts to transform the status of children’s oral health across our nation, reported by Yahoo Finance.

FreshFarm and Community Foodworks are merging, creating the nation’s third-largest farmers market group, reported by The Washington Post.

Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) awarded its 2019 Justice Grant to Dreaming Out Loud, Inc. (DOL), reported by PR Newswire.

The VA and Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS) partner to increase access to suicide prevention resources for its members, reported by Southern Maryland Chronicle. Daniel Elkins, legislative director for EAGNUS, is featured in an article about lawmakers, interest groups and military officials saying more needs to be done on guard and reserve parity, reported by the Federal News Network.

Subhalakshmi Nandi, director of the International Center for Research on Women, is featured on BBC’s list of 100 inspirational women in 2019.

League of Women Voters receives Champion of Democracy award from DC Vote. Read more at Oakland News Now.

Martha’s Table recently celebrated their 20th year for Empty Bowls fundraiser. The event is recapped by The Whig.

The Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) announced it has been awarded $2.8 million in funding by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the expansion of the Case for Quality and medical device cybersecurity programs, reported by Business Wire.

Stacey Metcalfe, director of government and community relations for Inova Health, discussed equity and the social determinants of health with Patricia Matthews, president and CEO of the Northern Virginia Health Foundation, Valmarie Turner, assistant county administrator for Loudoun County, and Karen Schaufeld, a local philanthropist and author, at a Community Foundation summit, reported by the Loudoun Times.

Pacific Retirement Services (PRS) hires Rouxbe to bring culinary innovation to senior living. Read the full story at PRWeb.

Pathway Homes, Inc. kicked off its 20th Annual 5K Help the Homeless Walk on Saturday, October 19 at the Veterans Amphitheater in Fairfax City. The event is recapped at Fairfax Connection.

Deadline for the 2020 Call for Exhibits is this Friday, November 8 at 4:00pm. Through a transparent and competitive process, a minimum of twelve nonprofit organizations across the Pepco service territory will be selected to participate in a two- to four-week residency that involves an in-kind donation of gallery space at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery.

Mary-Claire Burick, president of the Rosslyn Business Improvement District, is featured in an interview discussing the new Rosslyn City Center and what else is up-and-coming in the area, in The Washington Post. Burick is also featured in an article about Arlington’s H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program and Eunice Kennedy Shriver Program having completed their relocation, reported by the Washington Business Journal.

Local craft beers, original artwork, and amazing food are all up for grabs at The Art League’s annual Art on Tap, on November 1st. More about the event at Alexandria Living.

Signal Vine, the leading provider of blended SMS communications with students across the education industry, has announced a new mission-driven partnership with The Child & Family Network Centers (CFNC), reported by PRWeb.

The Veterans Consortium announces William S. Foster, Jr., Esq., is the new chairman of the executive board, reported by PR Newswire.

This Is My Brave is bringing its final College Edition performance to Tufts University, Tuesday, November 5, reported by Broadway World.

Volunteer Alexandria is exclusively featured in an article discussing ways people can get involved with their programs, reported by Alexandria Living.

Kurt Gregory Erickson, president of Washington Regional Alcohol Program, the organization that conducted the region’s SoberRide effort in collaboration with Lyft and other partners on Halloween, is featured in an article about their success, reported by InsideNova.

October 12 – 18

Smithfield Foods has donated $100,000 and 40,000 pounds of protein to DC Central Kitchen, according to Globe Newswire. DC Central Kitchen was also featured live in a WUSA9 special where they gave a preview of their Capital Food Fight fundraising event.

Karen Cunningham, executive director at Everyone Home DC, is featured in an article posted on Greater Greater Washington discussing ‘couchsurfing,’ the simple idea behind DC’s homelessness prevention program.

Lyric Thompson, director of policy & advocacy at the International Center for Research on Women, was part of a live discussion on Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren addressing child marriages and what is being done to stop them. Full video can be found at Voice of America.

An event hosted by the Alexandria Health Department and the Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria was recently held to engage residents from across the city to discuss the underlying causes behind local challenges with affordable housing, poverty, and mental health. The full story and a recap can be found at Zebra.

Dr. David Weintritt and the organization he founded, the National Breast Center Foundation, were featured in an article about their cause and their recent event, “Walk to Bust Cancer,” on The Zebra.

The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care has announced its 2019 Leadership Award winners. Awards will be presented at their 43rd Annual Conference, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia during the Awards Reception on Monday, November 4th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom. View the award winner’s full bios at the National Consumer Voice website.

Tidewater Community College announced its sixth president will be Marcia Conston, a vice president at a community college in Charlotte, NC. See the full story in The Virginian Pilot.

Each year, Volunteer Alexandria’s Annual Community Toy Drive, which will start on November 13., calls on community members to donate to their cause. Learn how you can help at Alexandria Living.

October 5 – 11

The Arlington Community Foundation is accepting proposals for funding from its Arlington Education Fund and the Julie Dickson Brown Memorial Fund, reported by Inside NOVA.

The 2019 Celebration of Giving, hosted by The Community Foundation of the New River Valley in September at Sinkland Farms, took place last week and is recapped by The Roanoke Times. CFNRV is also pleased to announce its annual call for scholarship applications opened October 1. High school students, college students and adults returning to college in the New River Valley can review more than 40 available scholarship opportunities and apply here.

DC United Goalie Bill Hamid is featured in an article in which he discusses DC Scores and his experience with the organization, posted on Washingtonian.

Fair Chance returns to one of DC’s landmark locations to host its highly anticipated Butterfly Bash fundraising celebration at the Washington National Cathedral on Friday, October 18 at 7:00pm. More at the Patch.

Since the Foundation Center joined forces with GuideStar to become Candid, they have shifted the way they work to better serve the Washington, DC and Northeastern communities. Their library resource center closed to the public on October 1, and they are redirecting library customers to nearby Funding Information Network (FIN) locations as part of this shift. Select trainings will be hosted on-site, but an increased focus will be placed on bringing trainings to communities through local FINs. Go to grantspace.org to see when they will be in your community, and to also find a FIN location near you.

Friends of Guest House‘s newly opened residential reentry program has provided twenty formerly incarcerated women with a new home. More about the story and the organization can be found at the Patch.

In the past five years, the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter has more than doubled its budget. Their story and organization is featured in an article on Loudoun Now.

Martha’s Table is featured in an article about creative partnerships with nonprofit developers in Washington DC. that can ease the affordable housing crisis, posted on Washington Business Journal.

McLean ArtFest attracted thousands to Central Park on October 6. The event and the host, McLean Project for the Arts, are featured on The McLean Connection.

On October 17, Miriam’s Kitchen president and CEO Scott Schenkelberg will join Professor Alnoor Ebrahim, author of Measuring Social Change, for a lively discussion from 6:30-7:30 pm at Kramerbooks on 1517 Connecticut Ave, NW. Those interested should reserve their free tickets here.

The District’s oldest domestic violence shelter in January will begin hosting dedicated play programming for children living there thanks to a new partnership between the DC-based Homeless Children’s Playtime Project and the organization that runs the shelter, My Sister’s Place, reported by Curbed.

National Catholic Education Association celebrates two honorees in the Archdiocese of Washington with Seton Awards, reported by the Catholic Standard.

Melanie Lockwood Herman, executive director and CEO of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center, is featured in an article about whistleblower policies and why your organization should have one, posted on Associations Now.

Shop in support of senior citizens on Community Giving Day where Whole Foods will be giving 5% of net sales from the day to Meals on Wheels America, which is locally operated by Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA), reported by The Zebra.

Local residents raised more than $100,000 to support local women in The National Breast Center Foundation‘s annual walk in Fort Hunt Park on October 6. More about the event at Alexandria Living.

The nonprofit organization Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) will again partner with Lyft to provide a SoberRide service to parts of Washington, DC and Virginia for Halloween celebrations from October 26 – 27, reported on Patch.

Scott Nova, executive director of Workers Rights Consortium is quoted in an article speaking out against a company in China flagged for forced labor that makes baby pajamas being sold at Costco. More on the story is at 41 WMGT.

September 28 – October 4

The Butterfly Effect Mural Fundraiser, a result of a partnership between Vice Mayor Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, Tasha Wahl, ACT for Alexandria, Asana Partners, and Bloomers, has raised over $10,000 for 100+ nonprofits. Read more about the story on The Zebra.

The Arlington Community Foundation has announced additional speakers for its Spirit of Community luncheon, to be held on October 15, reported by InsideNova.

RiverSmart, a program of the DC Department of Energy and Environment, partners with Casey Trees. More about their efforts and what is being done to conserve the trees of DC at Forest Hill Connections.

Karen Cunningham, executive director at Everyone Home DC, is featured in an article about DC drastically reducing the number of people in shelters, reported by Street Sense Media.

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW) will showcase four of its ensemble groups in a concert, Small Ensembles Extravaganza, which will be held October 26. Learn more at MD Theatre Guide.

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded Loudoun County a $750,000 grant to strengthen the county’s response to domestic violence as a result of the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter and the Leesburg Police Department collaborating with Loudoun County, reported by Loudoun Times.

On September 21, hundreds of Ward 8 residents went to Martha’s Table to vote in the 2019 biennial convention election for the Ward 8 Democrats’ new officers. More on the story at the Washington Informer.

The 13th annual MPAartfest was held at McLean Central Park on October 6 by the McLean Project for the Arts. Read more about the event and its art at Inside Nova.

Both Miriam’s Kitchen and Healthy Living, Inc. are featured in an article discussing healthy eating and tools for eating healthy in DC, posted at On Tap Magazine.

Local parents recently attended a “Community Forum on the Safety of Playgrounds and Artificial Turf Fields in D.C.,” at which Diana Zuckerman with the National Center for Health Research was featured as a panelist. More about the community meeting at WUSA9.

The Center is proud to be partnering with Pepco in their 2020 Call for Exhibits at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Washington, DC. Through a transparent and competitive process, a minimum of twelve nonprofit organizations across the Pepco service territory will be selected to participate in a two- to four-week residency that involves an in-kind donation of gallery space.

On September 18, Gene Wiley, board president of The Closet of the Greater Herndon Area, Inc., awarded $5,000 to Just Neighbors, reported by Connection Newspapers.

The Parks Main Street (TPMS) was featured in the Washington Post as they celebrated the birthday of their oldest entrepreneur and discussed the core focus of TPMS. Their mission is to address issues of economic, racial and gender disparities in business for entrepreneurs in their community by providing businesses with improvement grants, technical assistance, mentoring and promotions that keep them going.

Volunteer Alexandria is having a party in Ivy Hill Cemetery on October 30 with music, drinks, food, a costume contest and more, posted on Alexandria Living. Volunteer Alexandria also invites children between 6 and 12 year olds to prepare 75 peanut butter & jelly sandwiches to be donated to a local school, learn more at The Zebra.

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