November 24 – 30

Over 3,200 runners participated in this year’s 13th Annual Arlington Turkey Trot, and its nonprofit beneficiaries, including  A-SPAN and Bridges to Independence, were featured in Arlington Connection.

A Bright Beginnings teacher and former participant was profiled in The Washington Post as a part of the paper’s Helping Hand Campaign.

Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) will hold its first #DCEITC Forum spotlighting the role of the EITC in lifting low-income Washingtonian families out of poverty and providing a pathway to middle class. The Forum will be December 12 from 10:00am–2:00pm at the True Reformer Building / Public Welfare Foundation in Washington, DC.

The Campagna Center held its 48th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend and Parade according to Patch.

District Alliance for Safe Housing was mentioned as one of the recipients of the Bezos’s Day One Foundation donations in The Washington Post article on the impact of Amazon’s move to Northern Virginia.

As part of their Giving Tuesday campaign, Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation provided matching grants up to $25,000 for five local nonprofits, including DC Central Kitchen and Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena, according to the Washington Wizards.

Partners for Livable Communities honored individuals and organizations committed to “shaping a more livable, sustainable and equitable America” during their annual national awards program according to Alexandrianews.org.

Temple Rodef Shalom was mentioned in a WTOP article on reported hate crimes in Fairfax, VA.

November 17 – 23

Washington Wizards point guard, John Wall, distributed 500 turkeys to Bright Beginnings families for the Thanksgiving holiday according to NBC4.

DC Central Kitchen and Food & Friends were among the nonprofits featured in a WAMU 88.5 story about volunteering during the holiday season.

Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties awarded $125,000 to 16 Loudoun County nonprofits according to Loudoun Times-Mirror. Among the recipients was Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter, who will receive $8,500.

District Alliance for Safe Housing was among the 16 nonprofits selected to receive a Bezos 2018 Day 1 Families Fund Award according to WTOP, WJLA, and the Bezos Day One Fund. In total, 96.5 million will be awarded to the nonprofits.

Food & Friends was featured on FOX 5 DC and WTOP for their work in providing Thanksgiving meals to children and adults experiencing chronic illness.

Miriam’s Kitchen was featured in WTOP for their work in providing meals to individuals that are homeless.

October 20 – November 16

Arlington Community Foundation and Bridges to Independence are two nonprofits to receive a portion of the proceeds from the Arlington Turkey Trot 5K according to Inside NoVA.

A member of Beacon House Class of 2020, Kareem, was recently profiled by ABC7 in a “Rising Star” story focusing on his commitment to excellence and strong character.

Bright Beginnings Executive Director, Marla Dean, discussed the organization’s work supporting homeless families on NBC4 Washington’s Harris’ Hero segment.

The Washington Post kicked off the 2018 cycle of Helping Hand, an annual fundraising campaign for three charity partners: Bright Beginnings, N Street Village and So Others Might Eat. To kick-off the campaign, an N Street Village client was profiled in The Washington Post. Additionally, the Bright Beginnings fatherhood program was profiled in The Washington Post.

Capital Area Asset Builders discussed local efforts to increase affordable housing, small business growth and job skills in The Hill.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement awarded its 2018 Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Award to Helen S. McIlvaine, Director of the Alexandria VA Office of Housing, according to the Zebra and Alexandrianews.org. Other winners included Najla Husseini, Deputy Chief, School Partnerships, DC Public Schools, Isiah “Ike” Leggett, County Executive, Montgomery County and Derrick Leon Davis, County Council Member, District 6, Prince George’s County.

In October, Consumer Action marked their 47th anniversary at their Annual Awards Reception, honoring Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, NerdWallet, a personal finance website and app that helps consumers easily make smart money moves, and Credit Builders Alliance (CBA), a national nonprofit helping nonprofit organizations move people from poverty to prosperity through credit building,

The Council for Court Excellence commented on a new facility that will house former inmates set to open next year in Washington, DC in The Washington Post.

D.C. Central Kitchen is among the nonprofits set to receive a “Where We Live” Initiative grant from Wells Fargo according to Washington Business Journal. D.C. Central Kitchen is also gearing up to host its 15th Annual Capital Food Fight according to WUSA9.

District Alliance for Safe Housing was mentioned in a Washington Post article about the lack of domestic violence policies in local government agencies.

Family and Medical Counseling Service will receive a $200,000 grant from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to help combat substance use and addiction in Washington, DC according to the Baltimore Business Journal.

Food & Friends was featured on WJLA to discuss their 12th Annual Slice of Life Thanksgiving Pie Sale.

Veterans celebrate Veterans Day by volunteering at Miriam’s Kitchen, according to NBC4, FOX5 and WUSA. Miriam’s Kitchen art therapy approach to helping people get back on their feet was also featured on NBC Washington.

National Low Income Housing Coalition was featured in a WAMU 88.5 article on the lack of affordable housing in Washington, DC, and quoted in a Huffington Post article about the tensions between Airbnb and affordable housing advocates in large cities.

The National Press Foundation honored Capital Gazette Editor and Chief, Rick Hutzell, with the Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year according to The Baltimore Sun.

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy discussed ways that philanthropic foundations can advance diversity and equity in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Partners for Livable Communities 49th anniversary celebration and awards banquet  honored individuals, nonprofits and communities committed to “shaping a more livable, sustainable and equitable America”.

St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families CEO, Sister Mary Bader, DC was recognized as Religious of the Year at the Fifth Annual Catholic Business Network-DC Gala. St. Ann’s was also recently awarded their second consecutive four-star rating from Charity Navigator.

Temple Rodef Shalom‘s recent immigration crisis forum was featured in WHAG.

Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement hosted Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring at a forum where members shared top concerns for the state according to WTOP. Over 1200 individuals attended the event.

United Way of the National Capital Area CEO, Rosie Allen-Herring, commented on partisan gridlock on Capitol Hill and the impact it has on regional issues in The Washington Post.

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October 20 – November 16

Arlington Community Foundation and Bridges to Independence are two nonprofits to receive a portion of the proceeds from the Arlington Turkey Trot 5K according to Inside NoVA.

A member of Beacon House Class of 2020, Kareem, was recently profiled by ABC7 in a “Rising Star” story focusing on his commitment to excellence and strong character.

Bright Beginnings Executive Director, Marla Dean, discussed the organization’s work supporting homeless families on NBC4 Washington’s Harris’ Hero segment.

The Washington Post kicked off the 2018 cycle of Helping Hand, an annual fundraising campaign for three charity partners: Bright Beginnings, N Street Village and So Others Might Eat. To kick-off the campaign, an N Street Village client was profiled in The Washington Post. Additionally, the Bright Beginnings fatherhood program was profiled in The Washington Post.

Capital Area Asset Builders discussed local efforts to increase affordable housing, small business growth and job skills in The Hill.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement awarded its 2018 Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Award to Helen S. McIlvaine, Director of the Alexandria VA Office of Housing, according to the Zebra and Alexandrianews.org. Other winners included Najla Husseini, Deputy Chief, School Partnerships, DC Public Schools, Isiah “Ike” Leggett, County Executive, Montgomery County and Derrick Leon Davis, County Council Member, District 6, Prince George’s County.

In October, Consumer Action marked their 47th anniversary at their Annual Awards Reception, honoring Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, NerdWallet, a personal finance website and app that helps consumers easily make smart money moves, and Credit Builders Alliance (CBA), a national nonprofit helping nonprofit organizations move people from poverty to prosperity through credit building,

The Council for Court Excellence commented on a new facility that will house former inmates set to open next year in Washington, DC in The Washington Post.

D.C. Central Kitchen is among the nonprofits set to receive a “Where We Live” Initiative grant from Wells Fargo according to Washington Business Journal. D.C. Central Kitchen is also gearing up to host its 15th Annual Capital Food Fight according to WUSA9.

District Alliance for Safe Housing was mentioned in a Washington Post article about the lack of domestic violence policies in local government agencies.

Family and Medical Counseling Service will receive a $200,000 grant from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to help combat substance use and addiction in Washington, DC according to the Baltimore Business Journal.

Food & Friends was featured on WJLA to discuss their 12th Annual Slice of Life Thanksgiving Pie Sale.

Veterans celebrate Veterans Day by volunteering at Miriam’s Kitchen, according to NBC4, FOX5 and WUSA. Miriam’s Kitchen art therapy approach to helping people get back on their feet was also featured on NBC Washington.

National Low Income Housing Coalition was featured in a WAMU 88.5 article on the lack of affordable housing in Washington, DC, and quoted in a Huffington Post article about the tensions between Airbnb and affordable housing advocates in large cities.

The National Press Foundation honored Capital Gazette Editor and Chief, Rick Hutzell, with the Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year according to The Baltimore Sun.

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy discussed ways that philanthropic foundations can advance diversity and equity in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Partners for Livable Communities 49th anniversary celebration and awards banquet  honored individuals, nonprofits and communities committed to “shaping a more livable, sustainable and equitable America”.

St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families CEO, Sister Mary Bader, DC was recognized as Religious of the Year at the Fifth Annual Catholic Business Network-DC Gala. St. Ann’s was also recently awarded their second consecutive four-star rating from Charity Navigator.

Temple Rodef Shalom‘s recent immigration crisis forum was featured in WHAG.

Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement hosted Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring at a forum where members shared top concerns for the state according to WTOP. Over 1200 individuals attended the event.

United Way of the National Capital Area CEO, Rosie Allen-Herring, commented on partisan gridlock on Capitol Hill and the impact it has on regional issues in The Washington Post.

September 29 – October 19

Arlington Community Foundation awarded their 2018 William T. Newman, Jr. “Spirit of Community” Award during their annual luncheon according to Inside NoVA. Over 275 individuals were in attendance during the event.

The Center for Black Equity hosted a number of events for this year’s Baltimore Black Pride, including a Community Gala, according to The Washington Blade.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement held its 39th Annual Celebration on October 18, 2018 with featured guest Soledad O’Brien and a sold-out audience.

DC Vote announced they will partner with City Winery to launch a line of wines in support of D.C. statehood according to WTOP and Food & Wine Magazine.

Generation Hope founder and CEO, Nicole Lynn Lewis, was honored with the grand prize at The Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards and a $100,000 organizational grant according to Washington Life.

Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter Executive Director, Judy Hanley, commented on the increased call volume to their sexual assault hotline following Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the US Senate Judiciary Committee on WSET.

Miriam’s Kitchen discussed the impact that cashless WMATA buses could have on poor residents in The Washington Post.

National Low Income Housing Coalition President and CEO, Diane Yentel, commented on federal legislation proposed by US Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) aimed at helping to preserve affordable housing in Fast Company.

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy partnered with Stanford Social Innovation review to launch Power in Philanthropy, a new series of articles about popular concepts/topics in the field of philanthropy.

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September 22 – 28

Arlington Community Foundation will host their Annual Community Cup Golf Classic on October 29, 2018 according to Inside NoVA. Funds raised during the event will support grant and scholarship programs.

Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN) Board Chair, Michael Garcia, penned a Letter to the Editor in ARLNow calling for an expansion in behavioral health services.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement announces the winners of the Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Award, one each from Washington, DC, Virginia, Prince George’s County and Montgomery County.

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s latest report on Amazon’s move to capture public sector spending was covered by EdSurge in its article “When School Districts Buy From Amazon, Are They Getting the Best Deal? Maybe Not.”

National Low Income Housing Coalition President and CEO, Diane Yentel, commented on newly proposed federal legislation aimed at addressing the housing crisis in Curbed and The Atlantic.

National Peace Corps Association President and CEO, Glenn Blumhorst, discussed this year’s Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award recipient in NPR.

The White House Historical Association’s official 2018 White House Christmas Ornament is now available. The ornament honors President Harry S. Truman and the significant changes he made to the White House and the Presidential Seal. All ornament sales support the mission of the non-profit, non-partisan association to protect, preserve and provide public access to the history of the White House.

September 15 – 21

A Wider Circle announced they will honor Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) with the 2018 Commitment to Change Award during their annual Community Ball on September 27 according to PR Newswire.

Beacon House, Hope for Henry and Junior League of Washington are among the nonprofits selected by Compass for their 2018-19 Greater Washington Classic Project Roster.

Bright Beginnings is partnering with the Washington Capitals’ Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation and KaBOOM! to build a playground at one of their centers according to the Washington Capitals.

National Breast Cancer Coalition President, Frances M. Visco, penned a New York Times Letter to the Editor about medical industry accountability to breast cancer patients.

Sitar Arts Center announced that Essence Newhoff will serve as Senior Director of Development according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Prior to the role, Newhoff served as the Deputy Chief Development Officer at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Western Presbyterian Church’s food donation partnership with Miriam’s Kitchen was highlighted on WTOP.

September 8 – 14

DC Primary Care Association was featured in The Washington Post for their work in advocating for and providing prenatal care services to low-income pregnant women in Washington, D.C.

disAbility Resource Center celebrated their 25th anniversary during their Rock the Block Party according to Fredericksburg.com

Hope for Henry will hold its 15th Anniversary Extravaganza at City Winery in Washington, DC on Saturday, October 20 beginning at 6:30pm.

Nonprofit Village is opening a new Incubation Center in Rockville, Maryland providing affordable capacity building, professional support services and opportunities for collaboration—all within a shared workspace.

The Veterans Consortium will host its 2018 Pro Bono Mission Partner Awards Reception & Fireside Chat at 6:00pm on Wednesday, October 3 at Union Station in Washington, DC.

Volunteer Prince William awarded Shelley Tibbs the 2018 Coalition for Human Services Labor of Love Award.

 

September 1 – 7

Arlington Community Foundation’s new president and CEO, Jennifer Owens was highlighted in The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement is offering its popular Nonprofit Financial Boot Camp on September 20-21, 2018.

Miriam’s Kitchen and George Washington University’s campus garden partnership was featured in The Washington Post.

The Nonprofit Risk Management Center (NRMC) has scheduled its Risk Summit for October 1-2, 2018. This two-day conference is ideal for nonprofit leaders who want to broaden their perspectives on risk management, learn practical strategies for identifying and managing risk, and bring risk resources and know-how back to their mission-driven organizations.

Charity Navigator has awarded St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families its second consecutive four-star rating.

As part of its #CallTextLive campaign during September’s National Suicide Prevention Month, PRS will enter teams in the AFSP Loudoun and Fairfax Walks and the NAMI NoVA Walk, and encourages all to participate.

From September 4-7, the Student Press Law Center implemented its Back to School Tips program, posting an article each day with links to key legal issues and topics to help student journalists and their advisers at the high school and college levels get their academic year off to a strong start.

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August 25 – 31

A Wider Circle was mentioned in a Washington Post article on the process of downsizing and de-cluttering homes.

The e-scooter startup company Lime launched a donation program, “Lime Hero,” and announced that funds raised through the program will be donated to Building Bridges Across the River (THEARC) according to AmericanInno/DC.

Capital Area Asset Builders discussed the impact that businesses going cashless would have on communities of color and low- and moderate-income residents on WAMU 88.5.

Miriam’s Kitchen’s “GroW garden” was featured on WJLA. The garden, run in partnership with George Washington University, provides fresh vegetables for Miriam’s Kitchen clients.

National Peace Corps Association recently honored Nepali Diplomat Kul Gautam with the Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award during their annual Peace Corps Connect conference according to Benzinga.

PRS, Inc. launched the fourth annual #CallTextLive Campaign on September 1, to mark Suicide Prevention Month according to Oakton Patch.

 

August 18 – 24

Arlington Community Foundation has named Jennifer Owens to serve as President/CEO according to InsideNoVA. Owens most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer of the Central New York Community Foundation.

Casey Trees was featured in a NBC4 Washington story on efforts to increase tree coverage across Washington, D.C.

DC Central Kitchen’s 2nd Annual Watermelon-Palooza was featured on WUSA9. The event featured over a dozen restaurants and mixologists and helped raise funds for organizational programming.

N Street Village has set their Night at Nat’s Park for September 21 at 7:00pm. Tickets must be purchased by September 18.

Open Arms Housing will hold its 7th Annual Fundraiser on September 24 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Washington, DC.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program hosted their annual “Football & Fundraising” event on August 23 according to InsideNoVA and Fairfax City Patch. Funds will support education and programs to combat drunk driving.

 

August 11 – 17

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement has is now calling for nominees for the Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Award to honor public officials who have gone above and beyond in support of the nonprofit sector.

Two DC SCORES participants were featured in an article by The Undefeated on steps the US Soccer Foundation is taking to expose soccer to children in underserved communities.

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy President, Aaron Dorfman, commented on Ford Foundation’s BUILD initiative in Inside Philanthropy.

National Low Income Housing Coalition CEO, Diane Yentel, commented on proposed federal legislation to address the affordable housing crisis in Curbed.

Providing pro bono legal services to address discrimination and entrenched poverty in the Washington, DC community, the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs celebrates 50 years of change at their 2018 Wiley A. Branton Awards Dinner on October 23, 2018.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program launched the 17th Annual Checkpoint Strikeforce DUI Enforcement Campaign according to NBC 29 News. The announcement was made at a news conference with Governor Ralph Northam and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

The YWCA National Capital Area is currently enrolling for training programs in Hospitality, Business & IT Fundamentals, and Home Health Aide program. Courses are free to DC residents with a demonstrated need who are unemployed or under-employed and looking for a career change or advancement.

 

August 4 – 10

A Wider Circle announced they have added three new vice presidents to their senior leadership team according to Markets Insider.

The Arlington Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Emma Violand-Sanchez will receive the 2018 Spirit of Community Award, and the Arlington Free Clinic will receive its 2018 Community Impact Award.

DC Scores is running six-weeks of free summer soccer camps for children from low-income families according to Voice of America.

Three longtime employees of Food and Friends spoke about the HIV/AIDS crisis over the years and the evolution of Food & Friends in The Washington Post.

Hope House was named Outstanding Criminal Justice Program by the National Criminal Justice Association on July 25 in Dallas, Texas. Hope House Executive Director Carol Fennelly was on hand to receive the award.

N Street Village CEO Schroeder Stribling commented on the living conditions many homeless individuals face in US News.

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July 28 – August 3

Montgomery Housing Partnership expressed their support for recent legislation passed by Montgomery County Council that will bring updates to the County’s affordable housing program according to Bethesda Magazine.

Phillips Programs for Children and FamiliesAnnandale, VA campus hosted their annual student cooking competition according to The Washington Post.

The Virginia Council on Economic Education awarded the team of two fifth-graders and a sixth-grader from Pinecrest School, a regional second-place prize in its 2017-18 Stock Market Game.

The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program is celebrating a recent court ruling that helped a military veteran access care, benefits, and compensation he earned while serving his country in combat according to PR Newswire.

Valley Program for Aging Services will hold their Live Well, Virginia! Workshop on Tuesday, August 28 from 10:30-11:30am at the Rockingham County Administrative Building, offering free tips and advice for older adults and their caregivers.

Young Invincibles Policy Director, Caitlin Morris, responds to the U.S. Department of the Treasury announcement of a new rule that would drastically expand the availability of short-term health plans. Short-term plans are exempt from the core consumer protections of the Affordable Care Act, allowing them to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions, impose lifetime or annual spending limits on care, and exclude coverage for essential health benefits like prescription drugs.

 

July 21 – 27

Karen DeVito, Executive Director for Catholics for Housing, testified in front of the Virginia Senate on proposed changes to the Virginia Manufactured Home Lot Rental Act according to Alexandrianews.org.

The Education Writers Association is calling for proposals for its next class of EWA Reporting Fellows, inviting journalists to undertake ambitious reporting and writing projects for awards of up to $8,000.

Stacy Mitchell, Co-Director for  Institute for Local Self-Reliance, expressed concern over the trend of small businesses going cashless in Slate.

A report by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy on philanthropic giving in southern states was highlighted in Nonprofit Quarterly.

Rosslyn Business Improvement District is organizing a 5,000-square-foot pop-up shop that will feature a mix of retailers in downtown Rosslyn, Virginia this August according to WTOP.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program is gearing up to host their annual “Football & Fundraising” event next month according to InsideNoVA.

 

July 14 – 20

Breast Care for Washington and Miriam’s Kitchen were among 14 nonprofits to receive a grant from the Qlarant Foundation according to The Star Democrat. In total, $385,000 was awarded to the organizations.

Community Foodworks commented on changes underway for Washington area farmers markets on WAMU 88.5. Beginning July 31, many markets will no longer be able to process mobile SNAP payments via their payment app.

Faces & Voices of Recovery is gearing up to host their Annual America Honors Recovery Awards Dinner & Gala on July 23 according to PR Web.

CNN features Top 10 CNN Heroes Kakenya Ntaiya from Kakenya’s Dream and Harmon Parker from Bridging the Gap Africa in the inspiring video ‘Kakenya’s Crossing’ as they join forces to bridge troubled waters for a Kenyan village.

Latino Economic Development Center commented on recently proposed legislation aimed at protecting undocumented individuals in Washington, D.C. from housing extortion in The Washington Post.

Montgomery Housing Partnership (MPH) has launched its 15th Annual Backpack Drive for children in low-income families as part of its Community Life Programs.

The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) commends U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-NY2) and U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL14) for introducing the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act.

July 7 – 13

Arlington Community Foundation announced the election of four new members and two officers to their board of directors in InsideNoVA.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement celebrates its Board Leadership Award winners and honorable mentions at a free networking event on July 26, 2018.

DC SCORES alumnae who represented America in the Street Child World Cup in Moscow, Russia were featured in The AFRO-American.

A report by the National Low-Income Housing Coalition on the high costs of housing and the difficulty that low wage earners experience when trying to access affordable housing was featured on News and Tribune.

Several Washington area nonprofits, including The Arc Prince George’s County and United Way of the National Capital Area, were awarded a 2018 community grant from TEGNA Foundation and WUSA9, according to Digital Journal.

The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command announced the opening of their new shelter for human trafficking survivors on NBC4 Washington. The shelter will offer residents medical, mental health and employment services.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program partnered with the Arlington Police Department and Lyft to debut the “SoberRide” car, a hot pink police car that promotes sober driving/riding in The Washington Times and WHAG.

June 20 – July 6

Arlington Community Foundation announced the recipient of their 2018 William T. Newman Jr. Spirit of Community Award in InsideNoVA.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement offers FREE webinars on Advocacy, Managing and Engaging Staff and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Three students from DC Scores were among the crowd gathered at Dulles Airport to greet newly signed, D.C. United soccer player Wayne Rooney according to The Washington Post. Additionally, students that participated in the 2018 Street Child World Cup in Russia were honored by the Washington D.C. City Council according to The DC Line.

President and CEO of Miriam’s Kitchen, Scott Schenkelberg, will be a guest speaker at “Nonprofit Summer Learning Series: Today’s funders are looking to invest in solutions NOT organizations” organized by the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers.

A report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition on minimum wage and affordable housing was highlighted on CBS News.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s Sober Ride program was highlighted on  FOX 5 DC and WVNS-TV.

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June 23 – 29

Mark Bergel, founder and CEO of A Wider Circle, commented on US HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s plan to build a self-sufficiency hub in a Washington, D.C. affordable housing complex in The Washington Post.

Caregiver Action Network launched a new web-based program to match family caregivers in underserved areas with training and support according to PR Newswire.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement announced its AIM Award winners. Miriam’s Kitchen took first place. Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area and The Arc Prince George’s County were named Honorable Mentions.

District Alliance For Safe Housing was featured on WJLA in advance of their DASH Awareness Day and “Dash for-DASH” 5k race being hosted in partnership with SWEAT DC.

The First Tee of Greater Washington, DC held its National School Program 4th Annual Champions Challenge on June 4, hosting local fourth, fifth and sixth graders, and members of the Center staff were there to help.

Maryland Nonprofits has released its 2018 Nonprofit Salary and Benefits Survey, with some interesting results.

Miriam’s Kitchen discussed the dangers that extreme heat pose to homeless individuals in WAMU 88.5.

Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities was mentioned in an article that appeared in the June 28, edition of The Washington Post written by columnist Theresa Vargas.

The Arc Prince George’s County is leading a group of sister Arc chapters in the DMV region on a media buy with WUSA9, with a promotional spot currently running both on-air and through a series of targeted digital ads.

“Our Region, Your Investment”, a joint initiativeby Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers and Enterprise Community Loan Fund, was featured in Next City. The fund provides loans to support tenants in purchasing their own affordable buildings in D.C.

June 16 – 22

Breast Care for Washington, DC and Miriam’s Kitchen were among the 14 nonprofits selected to receive a Qlarant Foundation Award according to ForexTV. In total, $385,000 was distributed to the organizations.

DC Central Kitchen was featured in Nonprofit Quarterly for their work in preventing food waste and ending the cycle of hunger.

District Alliance for Safe Housing was featured on WTOP for their work in supporting survivors of intimate partner violence.

Latino Economic Development Center and Children’s Law Center were featured on WAMU 88.5’s Kojo Nnamdi Show to discuss tenant rights organizing efforts in Washington, D.C.

Miriam’s Kitchen won the Center for Nonprofit Advancement 2018 AIM Award. Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area and The Arc Greater Prince George’s County were both awarded Honorable Mention.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program will offer free rides on July 4 through their SoberRide partnership with Lyft according to Arlington Patch.

May 26 – June 15

The Day Tajon Got Shot, a book written by ten Beacon House teens, received its second national award when selected as the 2017 “Gold” award winner in the category of books written by child authors by Foreword Reviews, an organization that celebrates the best books from university and independent publishers.

Bright Beginnings was featured in a Slate article on challenges that many low-income families face when searching for childcare during non-traditional work hours.

The Center for Black Equity President and CEO, Earl Fowlkes, Jr., participated in a panel discussion on how HIV/AIDS has impacted LGBTQ, black and brown communities in Washington, D.C. on WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show.

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) commented on the impact potential Medicaid and Medicare cuts would have on mental health care access in Teen Vogue.

Two DC SCORES alumni were featured on FOX 5 DC discussing their trip to Russia for the Street Child World Cup. DC SCORES was also featured in an article by The Guardian about the lack of African American youth playing soccer.

Food & Friends was featured in U.S. News & World Report for their work in providing nutrition education for individuals living with a chronic illness.

Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington and the Center for Black Equity are among the organizations participating in the Washington Nationals Annual LGBT Pride night according to Outsports.

Latino Economic Development Center and Children’s Law Center were featured in The Washington Post discussing steps some apartment tenants are taking to protest poor building conditions.

N Street Village held their 12th Annual Empowerment Luncheon according to The Washington Times. Over 350 individuals attended the event and helped raised funds to support homeless and low-income women of the Washington D.C. area.

The White House Historical Association launched their new app that allows individuals to take a virtual tour of the White House according to ABC News. The app was announced by First Lady Melania Trump.

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February 24 – March 2

A joint report by the Council for Court Excellence and the D.C. Auditor evaluating the D.C. Department of Behavioral Health was featured in The Washington Post. Report authors will present their findings this week to the D.C. City Council.

Lorton Community Action Center was the beneficiary of the 11th annual Ron K’s Monopoly Tournament at the Woodbridge Moose Family Center #583, according to the Virginia Connection Newspapers. Around 70 individuals participated in this year’s event, helping to raise $5,000 for the organization.

National Low-Income Housing Coalition was mentioned in a Frederick News-Post article on the impact that changes to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program could have on communities like Frederick County, MD.

United Way of the National Capital Area will hold its Do More 24 Training & Kickoff on Thursday, March 15 from 9am – 1pm at Catholic University of America. Attendees are welcome to bring one additional guest from their organization and will learn strategies to make Do More 24 their organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program will offer residents free, safe rides home on St. Patrick’s Day through their partnership with Lyft, according to WUSA*9.

A Wider Circle will hold The Race to End Poverty on April 15 at Meadowbrook Park in Chevy Chase, MD. Participants can enter individually or as a team in the 5K, 1 Mile or Tot Trot (for kids 10 and under).

February 17 – 23

Calvary Women’s Services, D.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence and N Street Village were featured in a Washington Post article on trauma and violence that many homeless women face.

Ms. Gillie and Karim, a mentor/mentee pair from The Campagna Center’s Wright to Read, were featured in Virginia Connection Newspapers discussing what mentoring has meant to them.

Casey Trees is gearing up to host their Fifth Annual Canopy Awards in April according to The Hillishome.

Generation Hope is hosting a Sponsor Open House on Thursday, March 8 from 6:30pm-8:00pm to give individuals, businesses, and organizations who are interested in becoming Sponsors more information about the application process, what to expect, and other details.

N Street Village is holding its 45th Anniversary Gala on Wednesday, March 14. Join them in celebrating their history and help them keep their promise to the women who arrive tomorrow.

The National Low Income Housing Coalition and Enterprise Community Partners are among the first groups of grantees set to receive funding from Funders for Housing and Opportunity, a new collaboration of national foundations focused on the affordable housing crisis, according to Curbed and Huffington Post.

February 3 – 16

A Wider Circle and Interfaith Works are accepting clothing and furniture donations to assist 33 families who were displaced by a recent fire in Rockville according to Bethesda Magazine.

The Arlington Community Foundation will host their annual gala this spring according to Arlington Now. This year’s theme will be “This is Us”.

National Low Income Housing Coalition commented on proposed HUD cuts in the Trump Administration recently submitted federal budget in NewsweekNPR and Curbed.

The National Hispanic Corporate Council will host their annual conference, “Advancing Hispanic Talent & Driving Consumer Growth: Trends Impacting a $2 Trillion Market” this May according to PR Newswire.

Sitar Arts Center is partnering with Washington Women in Public Relations to help strengthen the organization’s marketing and communication abilities according to PR Newswire.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program President and CEO, Kurt Erickson, questioned a recently passed Virginia senate bill that allows residents to drive on their private property while intoxicated in WTVR. Additionally, the organization commented on and applauded a proposed bill in the Maryland General Assembly that increases penalties for individuals caught driving under the influence while children are in the car in WTOP.

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January 27 – February 2

Legal Aid Justice Center was quoted in Richmond Times and Virginian-Pilot editorial board pieces calling on Virginia officials to halt license suspensions over court fines. Additionally, a report by the organization was featured in a Richmond Times article on a bill in front of Virginia House of Delegates to reduce the length of a long-term school suspensions for students.

National Coalition Building Institute announced Miriam Nasuti will join the organization as Director of Marketing and Outreach according to Loudoun Now.

Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C.’s home dedication ceremony was featured in WTOP. Recently the organization completed nine new affordable home projects in the District.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program was featured in a Patch article on ways to prevent drunk driving.

Britepaths, Capital Area Asset Builders and Goodwill of Greater Washington were among 18 nonprofit’s selected to receive grant funding from the Foundation for Financial Planning this year according to PR Newswire. Over $400,000 will be distributed to the organizations.

Arlington Thrive’s Resolve to Run was featured in Arlington Connection. The program aims to prepare participants for the organization’s annual 10-mile and 5k race in the spring.

Catholics for Housing was featured in an Inside NoVA article on the organization’s successful attempt to save a mobile home park in Manassas, VA from being closed.

Service Year Alliance announced Dr. Robert Simmons III will join the organization as President according to PR Newswire. Most recently, Simmons served as Vice President of Strategy & Innovation for the Campaign for Black Male Achievement.

Representatives from Bethesda Cares, Interfaith Works, Shepherd’s Table and the Coalition for the Homelessaddressed steps their respective organizations are taking to address chronic homelessness in Montgomery County,MD during a recent public forum according to Montgomery County Sentinel.

Volunteers of America Chesapeake’s temporary housing program was featured in the Baltimore Sun. The program, in partnership with Baltimore City, houses homeless individuals for up to a year.

January 20 – 26

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington’s annual fundraising dinner was featured in the Georgetown Dish. During the event, the organization presented their 2018 “Fearless Woman” award to local business woman, Barbara Brown Hawthorn.

CASA de Maryland was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about immigration law changes and the impact they are having on immigrants and their families.

The Closet of the Greater Herndon Area received a large donation of toys during Reston’s annual MLK Day of Service celebration according to Fairfax Times.

Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness, DC Fiscal Policy Institute and Miriam’s Kitchenwere featured in a Washington Post article on efforts being made to address homelessness in DC.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia will partner with the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce to host the “Shape of the Region” conference next month according to Inside NoVA. The conference will focus on opportunities for Northern Virginia’s future.

D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute commented on DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s decision to close DC General and build short-term housing shelters in each of DC’s eight wards in WJLA.

D.C. Hunger Solutions and Food & Friends were featured in a Washington City Paper article on hunger issues among the region’s senior population.

Enterprise Community Partners and National Low Income Housing Coalition were both mentioned in a Next City article on efforts to preserve affordable housing in DC.

Families USA was featured in CBS News and US News on the impact that health related executive orders by the Trump Administration could have on health coverage for certain industries.

Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. will hold a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of nine new affordable homes according to PR Newswire.

The Institute for Policy Studies was mentioned in a USA Today article on wealth distribution in the US.

A Legal Aid Justice Center report on the number of individuals that have a suspended drivers license in VA, due to court debt was featured in the Washington Post.

Maryland Rep. John Delaney announced that he will donate the pay he received during the federal government shutdown to the Mercy Health Clinic according to CBS Baltimore.

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Executive Director, Jessica González-Rojas, discussed the barriers people of color and immigrants face when trying to obtain abortion services in NBC News.

Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund is partnering with Innovate Consulting to launch Innovate Prince George’s, a program that aims to bring individuals together to advance innovation in the county according to PR Newswire.

The Tahirih Justice Center was mentioned in an Inside Edition story about childhood marriage and efforts to change state laws to increase minimum age requirements.

United Community Ministries’ Stuff the Bus event helped bring in 31 boxes of food and $200 for the organization according to the Virginia Connection Newspapers.

Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy hosted Virginia Governor Ralph Northam for their annual “Day for All People” event according to WTVR and Augusta Free Press.

The Virginia College Fund received a $2,700,000 donation from the Guy E. Beatty Revocable Trust according to Augusta Free Press and Roanoke Times. Funds will be used to support scholarships and general support.

Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless shared concerns over DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s decision to close DC General by the end 2018 in WAMU.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program President and CEO, Kurt Erickson, expressed disappointment in the Virginia Legislature’s decision not to consider any seat-belt legislation this session in WWBT NBC12 News.

January 13 – January 19

American Public Human Services Association was quoted in a Governing article on the potential impact the new tax law will have on social service nonprofits.

The Arc of Greater Prince William is partnering with Prince William County Schools to host “Sibshop”, a day of workshops and events for siblings of youth with special needs according to Prince William Living. Additionally, the organization was highlighted in a Fairfax Times article on budget priorities for Fairfax County.

A Campaign for Youth Justice report on the overrepresentation of African-American children in the adult criminal system was highlighted on Teen Vogue.

Community Preservation and Development Corporation announced they will merge with Enterprise Community Investment, a subsidiary of Enterprise Community Partners according to Baltimore Sun.

DC Central Kitchen was featured in a Washington Post opinion article on food waste and importance of investing in food recovery organizations.

An Institute for Local Self-Reliance report on food-waste collection in U.S. households was featured in Governing.

Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington applauded Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s proposal to include $2 million for security enhancements for schools and child-care centers in his recent budget according to the Washington Post.

Legal Aid Justice Center was featured on NBC 29 News for their efforts to educate individuals enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on renewal deadlines.

Manna Food Center’s MLK Day of Service event was featured in the Virginia Connection Newspapers.Volunteers helped prepare and bag lunches for the homeless and completed beautification projects.

New River Valley Disability Resource Center is partnering with the disAbility Law Center of Virginia to host a legal workshop on issues impacting individuals with disabilities according to Roanoke Times.

Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program received a $500,000 donation from Jean and Ric Edelman to expand its facilities according to PR Newswire.

Volunteers of America Chesapeake and the Baltimore Department of Human Services are partnering to launch a program that will provide shelter, food and case management services for individuals who are homeless according to the Baltimore Sun.

Whitman-Walker Health is celebrating its 40th Anniversary according to the Washington Blade and Metro Weekly.The organization will host a series of events throughout the year to celebrate the milestone.

January 6 – January 12

ACT for Alexandria announced that Heather Peeler will serve as its new President and CEO according to Alexandria News. Prior to joining the organization, Peeler served as Vice President of Member and Partner Engagement at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.

Bread for the City will be the beneficiary of Boat Burning’s 4th annual presentation of “Music for 100 Guitars” according to The Washingtonian.

CASA de Maryland’s rally to protest the Trump Administration’s decision to end Temporary Protective Status for people from El Salvador was featured in Fox News.

D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute and Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless were featured in a Washington Post article on the District’s efforts to house homeless over families during the winter season.

Fair Budget Coalition was quoted in the Washington Post about the District of Columbia City Council’s vote to create a tax-funded public campaign finance program.

HIPS and Bread for the City are among a few community health providers in the District offering the overdose drug Narcan, to individuals free of charge without a prescription according to The Washington Post.

Interfaith Works, Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless and Shepherd’s Table were mentioned in a Montgomery County Sentinel article about a bill being considered by the Montgomery County Council prohibiting panhandling in roadways.

Loudoun Chamber Foundation and Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Countiesawarded $32,000 in grants to eight nonprofits in the Loudoun County, VA according to Loudoun Now.

Manna Food Center will host food drives across Montgomery County, MD during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend according to Virginia Connection Newspapers.

National Coalition for the Homeless was quoted in an NPR story on the lack of shelter for homeless individuals across the country.

National Low Income Housing Coalition spoke out against the Trump Administration’s decision to delay the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule by one year in Housing Wire.

Pathways to Housing D.C. and Miriam’s Kitchen were mentioned in a Washington Post article on the District’s efforts to address homelessness over the past few years.

Sunflower Bakery co-founder, Sara Portman Milner, was honored as one of the Washingtonians of the Year 2017 by Washingtonian Magazine.

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December 30 – January 5 

Bethesda Cares was featured in a Bethesda Magazine article about the recent death of homeless man and services available for homeless individuals in the County during the winter season.

A client of Bright Beginnings was profiled in The Washington Post as a part of organization’s participation in the Helping Hands Initiative. Through Bright Beginnings support, the client was able to get connected to educational, housing, medical and child cares services.

Children’s Law Center was mentioned in a Washington Post article on D.C. Public School system’s use of the 80/20 rule to determine if a student is considered absent for the day.

Comcast Foundation awarded $265,000 in grants to 16 nonprofits in the Greater Washington Region this year according to Alexandria News. Nonprofit award recipients include: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, Identity Inc., and the YWCA National Capital Area.

The Family Crisis Center was featured on WJLA over concerns raised about the unlivable conditions of a Prince George’s based domestic violence shelter and steps they are taking to improve them.

Food & Friends meal service volunteers were featured on WJLA for their work delivering meals to individuals with life changing illnesses despite this week’s cold temperatures.

Hope for the Warriors will be one of four beneficiaries of Hy-Vee’s annual Round Up program according Business Record. This year, the program brought in over $290,000 in funding.

Little Lights Urban Ministries Founder and Executive Director, Steve Park, will be honored with the 16th Annual John Thompson Legacy of a Dream Award according to Metro Weekly.

A telemedicine program of Mary’s Center, that allows the organization to offer primary care virtually to Medicaid patients, was featured on NPR and MedPage Today.

A partnership between N Street Village and Unity Health Care was featured in The Washington Post. Through the partnership, homeless women in need of medical attention are able to be seen within a N Street Village Shelter.

National Peace Corps Association applauded the nomination of Josephine Olsen to lead the Peace Corps by the White House in the Baltimore Sun.

Pathways to Housing DC was mentioned in a Washington Post article on the rise of unsheltered single adults in the District over the past five years.

Street Sense was mentioned in a Washington Post story on “Homelessly in Love,” a documentary featuring love stories in Washington, D.C.’s homeless community. The project received funding for video equipment from the organization.

The Training Source, Inc. announced that Gloria B. Thornwell, founder of BluPrint, LLC will join their board according to Digital Journal.

Volunteer Arlington is partnering with 12 Arlington based nonprofits, including Alliance for Housing Solutions, Arlington Free Clinic, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing and Just Neighbors, to host their annual MLK Day of Service according to Virginia Connection Newspapers. Volunteers will be able to participate in service projects around the community for all ages.

December 23 – December 29

Alice Ferguson Foundation President and CEO, Lori Arguelles, penned an opinion piece in The Washington Postabout waste-reduction and diversion efforts across the Greater Washington Region.

Beacon House received a donation of youth athletic sports equipment from DC United’s Russell Canouse of Redskins’ Jonathan Allen according to WUSA9.

Breast Care for Washington DC was highlighted in The Hill for their work in providing mammograms in the District. The organization has provided 3300 mammograms over the past three years according to the article.

Bright Beginnings, N Street Village and So Others Might Eat were featured in The Washington Post for their work in supporting individuals facing homelessness.

Bright Beginnings’ efforts to enrich the educational experience of their youth clients was highlighted in The Washington Post.

DC Appleseed, Washington AIDS Partnership and the DC Department of Health released a first year progress report this month on their plan to end HIV/AIDS in the District according to The Washington Post.

Identity Inc. was quoted in a Washington Post article on a Montgomery County Public School District plan to extend the academic school year by four to five weeks.

The International Spy Museum will relocate to L’Enfant Plaza in fall 2018 according The Washington Post. The new site will offer additional floor and event space.

Mary’s Center’s annual children’s holiday party was featured in NBC4 Washington. Toys were distributed to over 1,000 youth during the event.

Three clients from N Street Village were profiled in The Washington Post. All three women spoke about the impact the organization has had on their life.

December 16 – December 22

American Historical Association was mentioned in an Inside Higher Ed article on the growing trend of humanities and social sciences Ph.D.s working outside academe.

Anne Arundel County Community Action Agency is gearing up to host its 21st Annual Harriett Pratt Gifts of Love this month according to Eye On Annapolis. The event will benefit 140 low-income children in the area.

A Wider Circle and Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless were featured in a Montgomery County Sentinel article on charitable giving this holiday season.

A Wider Circle collected and distributed gifts to over 5,000 youth at D.C. Housing Authority’s “Gift of Love” event according to WJLA.

Bethany House of Northern Virginia and Homestretch were featured in Fairfax Times for their work in providing assistance and shelter for victims of domestic and family violence.

Former President Barack Obama’s surprise visit to a branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washingtonwas featured in People.

Bright Beginnings’ “Workforce Development Week” was featured in The Washington Post as a part of the organization’s partnership with The Washington Post Helping Hand Initiative.

Casey Tree’s was featured in a Washington Post article on tree-planting efforts in the District.

Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington and Thrive DC were featured on NBC4 Washington’s News4 Your Sunday: Holiday Philanthropy segment.

A report by The Center for Children’s Law and Policy on the conditions of youth prisons in Maine was featured in U.S. News & World Report.

A report by D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute on the decline of affordable housing in the District was featured in The Washington Post.

Two poet-athletes with DC SCORES performed their Poetry Slam! poems live on NBC4.

HomeAid Northern Virginia partnered with SevaTruck to bring food and winter essentials to individuals living in “tent cities” in Woodbridge, VA according to Inside NoVA.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced that 534 semi-finalists out of 2,500 applicants will advance in their Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholars award competition according to PR Newswire. Finalists will receive $40,000 for up to three years to complete their bachelor’s degree.

Jewish Federation of Greater Washington will receive the proceeds from Hawthorne restaurant’s “Falafel Frenzy” Christmas Eve dinner according to WTOP.

Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter and Loudoun Hunger Relief received the proceeds from this year’s Loudoun Empty Bowls event according to Loudoun Times-Mirror. This year’s event brought in $34,000 for the two organizations.

Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter received a donation of 250 bags of hygiene products by an 11-year-old resident for their clients according to Loudoun Times-Mirror.

Maryland Nonprofits CEO, Heather Iliff, discussed the impact the federal tax overhaul plan will have on charitable giving in the Delmarva Daily Times.

A client of N Street Village was profiled in The Washington Post as a part of the organization’s partnership with The Washington Post Helping Hand Initiative.

National Humanities Alliance congratulated seven programs in Virginia that received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in a press release on NBC 29 News. In total, the seven organizations received $647,399 in funding.

Rebuilding Together Alexandria received a $500 holiday donation from Alexandria’s Old Town Walled Garden Club according to the Virginia Connection Newspapers.

The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis was quoted in a Roanoke Times article on increasing school funding to better serve low-income students and address equity concerns.

United Way of Frederick County announced they will adjust their funding guidelines to help address challenges individuals that earn above the poverty line, but below the minimum cost of living, face according to The Frederick News-Post. Additionally, the organization was quoted in a Frederick News Post article on the changing demographics of Frederick County, MD.

Volunteer Prince William partnered with The Knights of Columbus George Brent Council to collect and pack over 800 gifts for families in Prince William County, VA according to the Arlington Catholic Herald.

December 9 – December 15

ACT for Alexandria Chief Program Officer, Brandi Yee, penned an article in the Virginia Connection Newspaperson the organization’s impact over the years in the community.

Fifty middle school students involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington had a holiday surprise visit from Former President Barack Obama according to the Washington Post.

CASA de Maryland applauded a Montgomery County Council resolution calling on the Trump Administration to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program according the Washington Post.

Madye Henson (Covenant House Washington), Bethany Henderson (DC SCORES) and Rosie Allen-Herring (United Way of the National Capital Area) were recently honored at The Washington Business Journal’s CEO of the Year and C-Suite awards ceremony this month. All three women were named Nonprofit Director of the year.

DC Vote was featured in a Washington City Paper article on DC Statehood efforts.

Doorways for Women and Families will be one of this year’s beneficiaries of Arlington Community Federal Credit Union’s “Loans That Give,” initiative according to Inside NOVA.

Faces & Voices of Recovery is partnering with Addiction Policy Forum to launch a few initiatives aimed at supporting individuals and families struggling with opioid and other substance use disorders according to Business Wire.

Family Services Inc. is partnering with Montgomery County to operate the new Safe Passage Center according to Bethesda Magazine. The new center will provide child visitation supervision for families experiencing domestic violence.

Martha’s Table will be this year’s beneficiary of Lyft’s Merry Mode donations according to NBC4 Washington and WTOP.

Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless is seeking gift donations for families they serve according to Bethesda Patch. Thus far, the organization has collected 480 gifts and is seeking 600 more.

A report by the National Committee For Responsive Philanthropy on challenges and opportunities in southern communities was featured in Inside Philanthropy.

George Mason High School Student Council leaders will hold a toy drive to benefit Northern Virginia Family Services according to Falls Church News-Press.

N Street Village was featured in The Washington Post for their work in providing safe shelter for homeless women in the District. The organization is a nonprofit partner in The Washington Post Helping Hand initiative.

Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital was highlighted in a Kiplinger article on holiday season giving.

Rebuilding Together Alexandria was featured in the Virginia Connection Newspapers for their work in helping complete critical home repairs for low-income families in Alexandria.

Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy’s public forum calling for the expansion of Medicaid was featured in Falls Church New-Press. In attendance was State Senator George Barker (39th District) who addressed the crowd.

December 2 – December 8

The American Red Cross in the National Capital Region is assisting residents of an apartment building that recently caught fire in Southeast DC, according to NBC4 Washington.

Bethesda Cares is mourning the sudden passing of their new Executive Director, Michael Officer according to Bethesda Magazine.

Bright Beginnings was featured in the Washington Post for their work in providing child care services for homeless families in the District.

The Campagna Center is preparing to hold their 47th annual Scottish Christmas Walk according to Alexandria Times. The event, which will be held in Alexandria, VA, will feature a parade, holiday home tours and food tastings.

D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute and Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless were featured in a Washington Post article on potential changes to homeless service regulations in the District.

DC Central Kitchen was featured on WJLA for their efforts to prevent food waste in the region. The organization hopes to recover one million pounds of food in 2018, to help produce two million meals.

Generation Hope was featured in Afro American for their work in helping teen parents access and complete college.

Holiday recipes from Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Jewish Food Experience program were featured in WTOP.

Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington’s annual legislative breakfast was featured in the Montgomery County Sentinel. Over 200 individuals were in attendance including a number of local, state and federal elected officials.

Legal Aid Justice Center is representing two undocumented immigrants who have filed a lawsuit filed against the US government for the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program according to Fairfax Times.

Martha’s Table received a donation of over 580 PB&J sandwiches as a part of a giving project by Robert E. Smith Business School Part-Time MBA students according to Montgomery County Media.

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy is celebrating its 29th season of performing The Nutcracker according to Montgomery County Media. The show will run through December 10, at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center in Rockville, MD.

Northern Virginia Health Foundation’s report on health and economic disparities in Northern Virginia was featured in Fairfax Times.

Southeast Ministry was featured in a Washington Post article on adult education and training efforts in the District. The organization assists between 350 – 500 adults in completing the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems each year.

United Community Ministries was quoted in a Washington Post article on revitalization efforts along Richmond Highway and the impact it will have on existing communities in the area.

Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy recently held a press conferences to call on Members of Congress to expand medicated according to WHSV.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program will offer residents free safe rides home from December 15 through January 1, through their partnership with Lyft according to ABC7.

The Up Center received a $2,500 grant from Suffolk Foundation to help provide outpatient counseling services according to Suffolk News-Herald.

The Washington School for Girls was featured on NBC4 for their work in shaping and educating young girls in Southeast DC.

November 25 – December 1

A Wider Circle partnered with the Town of Chevy Chase View to collect home furnishing for families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness according to Bethesda Magazine.

Bread for the City was featured on WAMU 88.5 for a lawsuit they filed against the District for not properly administering Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.

Bright Beginnings Executive Director, Marla Dean, was profiled in the Washington Post as a part of the Helping Hand Initiative. This December, Dean will celebrate one year with the organization. Additionally, The Junior League of Washington was mentioned for their role in helping start the organization.

Casey Trees was featured in Governing Magazine for their work in planting and maintaining trees in the District.

Center for Nonprofit Excellence, was featured on CBS 19 discussing reasons why people give back to their community.

D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute was quoted in a Washington Post article on a new fund being established in The District to preserve affordable housing.

D.C. Hunger Solutions was featured in a Fast Company article on food injustice across America and policies that limit communities in addressing the issue.

A number of Greater Washington nonprofits including: DC Central Kitchen, Thrive DC and Miriam’s Kitchen were featured in a WTOP article about the importance of supporting local nonprofits during this year’s #Giving Tuesday.

DC Central Kitchen was featured in a CBS News 60 Minutes segment on DC Chef José Andrés’ humanitarian work.

DC SCORES was featured in W*USA9 segment about Giving Tuesday. The organization is hoping to raise $30,000 to help support their programing for youth.

The District Alliance for Safe Housing was featured in a W*USA9 story about recent family related violence in the region and the increase in adults seeking their services.

FACETS’ Hypothermia Prevention and Response Program was featured in The Virginia Connection Newspapers. The Program, which will run through April 2018, partners with churches to help provide shelter and meals for the homeless.

Men Can Stop Rape was featured on WUSA*9 for their work in teaching young men to identify and stop violence against women.

A report commissioned by Northern Virginia Health Foundation on health opportunities and outcomes in Northern Virginia was features in WTOP and The Washington Post.

Rebuilding Together Alexandria President, Katharine Dixon, penned a thank you letter to the organization’s volunteers and supporters in the Virginia Connection Newspapers. Recently the organization was named Association/Non-Profit Business of the Year by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.

Shelter House received a $10,000 donation at the opening ceremony HomeGoods in Potomac Yard, VA according to Virginia Connection Newspapers.

The Arc of Northern Virginia was honored with the nonprofit leadership award by Leadership Fairfax at their 21st annual Northern Virginia Leadership Awards according to Fairfax Times.

Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless was quoted in a Washington Post article on homeless encampments in the District.

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