Nonprofit Spotlight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Center works to amplify the voice of the sector by spotlighting nonprofits in our region.
Read their stories below and subscribe to our mailing list to receive an updated list every Monday.

Center members can showcase their organization's impact by sending news stories to our communications team

April 7 -13

Covenant House was among six nonprofits selected to receive a grant from the NBCUniversal Foundation according to NBC4 Washington.

Members of the D.C. United Soccer team partnered with Nando's Peri-Peri in Rosslyn, VA, to raise money for DC SCORES according to Arlington Now and WTOP.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the disAbility Resource Center is hosting its third annual Independent Living Expo in Fredericksburg, Saturday, April 28, to bring resources together that help people with disabilities to live at home and in the community as independently as possible. 

End Time Harvest Ministries (ETHM), Inc. will hold its 2018 Port Towns Youth Council/Pathways to Career Success Program Graduation Scholarship Banquet on Wednesday, May 23, at the La Fontaine Bleue in Lanham, Maryland.

Food & Friends is partnering with restaurants in the Washington area to host their annual 'Dining Out for Life' event according to WUSA*9.

Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) will be hosting its 20th Annual Road to Independence Gala on Friday, May 11 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. NVFS will recognize Dr. William A. Hazel, Jr., former Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources, as the 2018 Legend of Northern Virginia.

PRS will hold its annual spring gala to support and celebrate its life-saving and life-changing mission to help those living with mental health challenges and those facing life crises. Springtopia is scheduled for Saturday, May 12 at the Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner in McLean.

 

March 31 - April 6

American Historical Association discussed efforts to better define history major curriculum standards at US colleges and universities in Inside Higher Education.

Ms. Carol and Elmin, 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.

National Black Justice Coalition was among 12 organizations selected to receive a grant from the Walmart Foundation according to Black Enterprise.

Nonprofit Risk Management Center (NRMC) innovates with a virtual/online conference, Risk Connect, on May 16, 2018 to inspire effective stewardship through risk management practices.

A group of fifth and sixth grade students from Pinecrest School in Annandale, VA, were featured in The Washington Post as the April Class of Kids­Post.

The White House Historical Association hosted their annual 140th Annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House according to CNN. Nearly 30,000 individuals were expected to attend the event.

United Way of the National Capital Area has scheduled this year’s Do More 24 on May 17. Nonprofits can access strategies, help with planning, webinars, postcards and more in the online Do More 24 Toolkit.

 

March 24 - 30

Dr. Tammy Mann, President and CEO of The Campagna Center, recently testified in front of the US House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education regarding the Child Care for Working Families Act according to the Virginia Connection Newspapers.  

Rita Walters has been appointed as the new Chief Development Officer at Catholic Charities of Baltimore.

Hemophilia Federation of America was awarded a $50,000 grant from CVS Health Foundation according to PR Newswire. Funds will be used to deliver educational and support services to individuals with blood disorders.

Miriam's Kitchen is collecting DC visitors’ leftover SmarTrip cards from the March for Our Lives event according to NBC4 Washington and WSUA*9.

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy President and CEO, Aaron Dorfman, was quoted in a STAT News article on philanthropic spending to help cut prescription drug costs.

Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) President & CEO, Stephanie Berkowitz, will be presenting at Nonprofit Advocacy - An Investment in Greater Nonprofit Impact, hosted by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce on April 17, 2018.

N Street Village was among the six organizations selected to receive a $25,000 AmeriHealth Caritas award according to Business Wire.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program saw a record number of riders utilize SoberRide this St. Patrick’s Day, providing 978 individuals with safe rides home according to Inside NoVA.

A Wider Circle's annual Race to End Poverty is Sunday, April 15 at Meadow Park in Chevy Chase, MD. Join the 5K, 1 Mile or Tot Trot options, or support through sponsorship.

 

March 17 - 23

PRS is moving its headquarters from McLean to Oakton, Virginia at the end of March and will be open in its new location on April 2. The PRS Tysons Recovery Academy, which currently operates in McLean, will also be moving and re-opened as PRS Fairfax Recovery Academy.

A National Low Income Housing Coalition report on the shrinking number of affordable housing units across the country was featured in Fast Company.

Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area is partnering with Onelife Fitness to bring new PFNCA Exercise for Parkinson’s programs to Burke and Woodbridge in Virginia.

International Student House Washington, DC will host a special Discussion and Q&A program on Technology Diplomacy with Christopher Schroeder on April 3, 6:30-9:30, open to the community.

Arlington Community Foundation is holding their annual spring gala, This Is Us, on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 6:00 to 10:00pm, featuring Arlington's own Amy Wilcox and her band.

DC Central Kitchen will receive the proceeds from The Park at CityCenterDC's inaugural Field of Tulips Festival according to WTOP.

March 10 - 16

Calvary Women’s Services was featured in WTOP for their work in supporting women experiencing intimate partner violence and homelessness.

A joint report by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and Grantmakers for Southern Progress on low levels of philanthropic giving for issues impacting marginalized communities in Atlanta was featured in Inside Philanthropy.

A National Low Income Housing Coalition report on low-income renters struggling to access affordable housing in the U.S. was featured in CityLab.

A Washington Regional Alcohol Program report on alcohol and drug related traffic deaths was featured in WTOP.

The Abramson Scholarship Foundation is accepting applications for its 2018 first Year Scholarship. The deadline for submission is April 27, 2018.

The Young Invincibles issued a report on the Financial Health of Young America comparing the financial health of young Americans in 1989 to today’s young adults revealing major declines across 5 key factors.

March 3 - 9

American Historical Association Executive Director, James Grossman, applauded the recent appointment of Jon Parrish Peede as chairman of the National Endowment of the Humanities in the New York Times.

Carmine’s restaurant in Washington, D.C. celebrated National Meatball Day on March 9 by selling "meatballs for a cause" according to WTOP. Proceeds from their pre-lunch sales were donated to D.C. Central Kitchen

Institute for Local Self-Reliance was mentioned in an Atlantic article about the impact Amazon, Inc. is having on local businesses.

Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, was quoted in a Newsweek article on the US Department of Housing and Urban Development removing anti-discrimination language from its mission statement.

N Street Village will be the beneficiary of Lyft’s new Round Up and Donate program in honor of International Women’s Day, according to the Washington Informer. Riders can select to have their fare rounded up to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to the organization. 

Washington Regional Alcohol Program President and CEO, Kurt Erickson, applauded the defeat of a Virginia General Assembly bill that would have permitted driving under the influence on private property in The Washington Post.

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

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 Homeless addressed 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 Kitchen were 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 Counties awarded $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. 

 

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 Post about 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 Washington was 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 Newspapers on 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.


November 18 – November 24


The Arc of Greater Prince William Executive Director, Karen Smith, was recently profiled in Inside NoVA. Smith is celebrating 50 years with the organization.

Arlington Street People's Assistance Network, Arlington Thrive, and Offender Aid and Restoration are three of the six nonprofit beneficiaries for this year’s "Turkey Trot" hosted by Christ Church of Arlington according to the Arlington Patch. Over 4,000 individuals are expected to participate in the race.

A Wider Circle, Street Sense, Inc., The Latin American Youth Center and Washington AIDS Partnership were among 11 nonprofit beneficiaries of recently announced TEGNA Foundation and WUSA9 Awards according to Business Wire. Nearly $65,000 will be distributed to the organizations.

Center for Nonprofit Excellence is highlighting nonprofit innovators through their ParadigmShifters series according to Charlottesville Tomorrow.

DC Central Kitchen’s Capital Food Fight was featured in Eater DC and PR Web. Over 1,200 individuals attended the event, helping raise $638,000 for the organization. Additionally, the organization received a donation of 13,000 thanksgiving holiday side dishes from Edlavitch Jewish Community Center according to The Washington Post and WAMU 88.5.

DC SCORES was featured on WUSA9's Wake up Washington in advance of their 20th Annual Poetry Slam.

Food & Friends was featured on a WUSA9 Good Morning Washington Segment for their annual Thanksgiving operation. This year, the organization plans to deliver meals to 3,500 individuals living with critical illnesses.

Horton's Kids and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington were both featured on NBC4 Washington's News 4 Your Sunday: Food 4 Families segment.

Legal Aid Justice Center was featured on Charlottesville Newsplex for their work in advocating for proper health care for Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women inmates.

Men Can Stop Rape was featured in a Washington Post article on the national dialogue taking place around violence against women.

Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, D.C will host a Transgender Day of Remembrance event to highlight the increase in anti-transgender assaults over the last year according to Metro Weekly.

David J. Johns, Executive Director of National Black Justice Coalition was profiled in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Jones began his role with the organization on September 1, 2017.

Rebuilding Together Alexandria participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the renovated Charles Houston Recreation Center Teen Center according to Virginia Connection Newspapers. The organization worked with Fannie Mae and other community partners to renovate the space.

A report published by the Washington Legal Clinic on the effectiveness of Washington DC's rapid rehousing program was referenced on WAMU 88.5.

Whitman-Walker Health announced they will host a community gathering in honor of World AIDS Day on December 1, 2017, according to The Washington Blade.
 

November 11 – November 17
 

Academy of Hope and the Washington Literacy Center received donations from The Great Courses, a company based in Northern Virginia according to PR Web.

A report by Institute for Policy Studies on wealth concentration and inequity in the US was featured in CNBC and Forbes.

A Wider Circle will receive a donation of 12 bikes and a Good Energy Tree, currently on display in Downtown Silver Spring as a part of the annual holiday installation according to Source of the Spring and Fox 5 DC.

The Washington Post kicked off its annual Helping Hand fundraising campaign according to the Washington Post. Nonprofit partners this cycle include: Bright Beginnings, N Street Village and So Others Might Eat.

Bright Beginnings was featured in The Washington Post for their efforts to combat generational poverty.

Marie Steinle and Kevin, 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.

Casa de Maryland applauded the Montgomery County Council and County Executive for passing and signing legislation that will increase the minimum wage to $15 in the county according to WTOP.

Catalogue for Philanthropy, Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, Freddie Mac Foundation, and Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers featured in a Washington Business Journal article on some of the challenges nonprofits in Greater Washington are facing in accessing foundation dollars.

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence will host their annual Philanthropy Day Luncheon to honor individuals who give their time and resources to make a difference according to The Charlottesville Newsplex.

College Success Foundation-DC was featured in WJLA for a recent $1.25 million Upward Bound grant the organization recently won from the US Department of Education. Funds will be used to implement a college prep program for students in DC Wards 7 and 8.

D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute was mentioned in an Washington Post Op-Ed penned by DC City Council Member, David Grosso, on the Fair Elections Act of 2017 currently being considered by the DC City Council.

DC Central Kitchen was mentioned in an Eater article for inspiring chef José Andrés to start World Central Kitchen, a goal empowerment nonprofit.

A number of nonprofits based in or serving Northern Virginia including: FACETS, HomeAid, and United Community Ministries were featured in a Vinna Connection editorial about the importance of supporting local nonprofits this holiday giving season.

The Greater Washington Board of Trade announced that Jack McDougle will serve as its new CEO, starting February 5, 2018, according to the Washington Business Journal and WTOP. McDougle replaces Jim Dinegar who stepped down recently due to family reasons.

Mary’s Center is launching a program that will allow them to offer primary care virtually to Medicaid patients according to WAMU 88.5.

Eleven arts and culture groups in Anne Arundel County MD, will participate in Maryland Nonprofits’ Standards for Excellence Institute according to Capital Gazette.

Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless kicked off their annual Holiday Gift Drive, that will run through December 21, according to the Rockville Patch.

National Black Justice Coalition Executive Director, David J. Johns, was quoted in an NBC News story on efforts being made to better support LGBTQ children.

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans was featured in an article on veteran homelessness in Frederick News Post.

The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics awarded Dr. Steve Crane, Volunteer Medical Director of The Free Clinics based in North Carolina with the Second Annual Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Equity according to Markets Insider.

PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families' opening of their new commercial kitchen in Laurel Maryland was featured in Laurel Patch. The kitchen will be used by the organization’s vertical farm program.

United Way of Frederick County and the Laughlin Family Foundation announced $75,000 in grant funding to 10 Frederick County, MD nonprofits according to the Frederick News Post.


November 4 – November 10
 

American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity CEO, Paul Bailey, commented on US Department of Energy proposal to subsidize coal and nuclear power plants in Politico.

Anacostia Coordinating Council and Young Playwrights’ Theater Inc. are among the six community based organizations that will receive grant funding from the Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs according to the Washington Blade.

The Arc of Carroll County has received the Standards for Excellence accreditation from Maryland Nonprofits according to Carroll County Times.

The Arc Montgomery County and DC Appleseed were mentioned in a Washington Post article on new standards and requirements for child care providers in DC.

Bethesda Green announced Tina Arreaza as the new Managing Director of their Be Green Hub sustainability-focused incubator program in Bethesda Magazine.

Barre studio is offering a free workout session to individuals in exchange for a donation of three canned good items according to The Washingtonian. Goods will be donated to Capital Area Food Bank, Carpenter’s Shelter, and Martha’s Table.

Casa de Maryland was mentioned in a Washington Post article for their work in advocating for better work conditions of domestic workers.

Cornerstones, FACETS, New Hope Housing, and Northern Virginia Family Services were mentioned in a Virginia Connection Newspapers article on the Hypothermia Prevention Program in Fairfax, VA.

Faces & Voices of Recovery was mentioned in a New York Times opinion piece about encouraging open dialogue about drug addiction and recovery.

HomeAid Northern Virginia hosted its annual gala on Nov. 4, raising more than $250,000 to fund renovations to homeless shelters and supportive housing properties in Northern Virginia according to the organization. During the event, Community Lodgings was named winner of HomeAid Northern Virginia’s 2017 Nonprofit Service Provider Project of the Year Award.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation recently released a report discussing ways colleges can better support students from low-income backgrounds according to Inside Higher Ed.

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia Executive Director, Roopal Mehta Saran, penned an article for the Virginia Connection Newspapers to celebrate Family Literacy Month, which kicked off in November.

Mary’s Center will host the grand opening of their new Behavioral Health Center in the Adams Morgan neighborhood in the District on November 14, according to PR.com and PR Urgent.

Men Can Stop Rape was featured on CW39 to highlight on ways men can prevent gender-based violence.

Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless will host their annual HOME Conference on November 6 according to Montgomery County Media. The conference will focus on finding ways to end homelessness.

A report by the National Low-Income Housing Coalition was cited in a Washington Post article on proposed changes to the mortgage interest deduction in the recently introduced GOP tax plan.

Service Year Alliance was featured in a USA Today article on military and civilian national service.

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County's County Executive Awards event was featured in Bethesda Magazine. Eight organizations were honored during the event.

United Way of Frederick County is seeking nominations for their 4th annual "A Gift of Warmth" program according to Frederick News Post. The organization, in partnership with BGE Home, will provide a family in need with a new heating system.

Whitman-Walker Health Clinic was featured in a Washington Informer article on the importance of HIV awareness among the black community.

 

October 28 – November 3


Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (A-SPAN) has two funraising events coming up: a Happy Hour for Continued Care for our Veterans on November 8 and A-SPAN's Bridging The Gap Gala on November 9 according to the organization. 

Britepaths (formerly Our Daily Bread) and Lorton Community Action Center collected 2,000 pounds of food/pantry items and raised $2,900 during their 7th annual "Complete the Circle FOODRaiser" according to the Virginia Connection Newspapers. 

Byte Back was featured in Next City for their work in helping connect low-income adults to technology training.

Dr. Tammy Mann, CEO of The Campagna Center, penned piece for the Alexandria Gazette Packet discussing “Lights on Afterschool”, a national campaign highlighting the importance of youth afterschool programing.

Catholics for Housing's effort to purchase a mobile home park from Manassas, VA and help save 58 families from eviction is near completion according to WAMU.

College Success Foundation DC Executive Director, Herb Tillery, was honored with the Gelman Rosenberg and Freedman EXCEL Award by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement according to Business Wire.

A report by The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis highlighting the lack of educational opportunities for students attending schools in high poverty areas of Virginia was featured in The Roanoke Times.

The Loudoun Impact Fund, a joint effort of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties, announced $106,000 in grant funding to 12 nonprofits in Loudoun County, VA according to Loudoun Now.

DC Greens Executive Director, Lauren Shweder Biel, penned an opinion piece in The Washington Post to thank supporters of the recent Grocery Walk held to raise awareness about food insecurity in DC Wards 7 & 8. The walk was also featured in NPR.

DC SCORES was highlighted in a Washington Post article on making soccer a more accessible sport to youth in underserved communities.

Food and Friends is gearing up to host their 11th annual "Slice of Life" fundraiser according to Metro Weekly. This year the organization will donate 10% of proceeds to Bill’s Kitchen, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Life Pieces To Masterpieces was featured on WJLA's Inspire segment for their work in supporting young African-American men.

Open Arms Housing CEO, Marilyn Kresky-Wolff, was quoted in a Street Sense article on proven solutions to ending homelessness. 

Rebuilding Together Alexandria’s partnership with Dominion Energy to distribute over 100 energy efficiency kits to low-income households in Alexandria, VA was featured in The Alexandria Gazette Packet.

Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia will offer free rides to the polls for seniors in Norfolk and Virginia Beach this election day according to The Virginian-Pilot.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program saw a record number of riders utilize SoberRide the weekend prior to Halloween, providing 715 individuals with safe rides home according to Inside NoVA. 
 

October 21 – October 27
 

ACT for Alexandria President & CEO, John Porter, announced he will step down after eight years of leading the organization according to The Zebra and Alexandria Times. Porter's last day with the organization will be December 31, 2017.

DC Action for Children Acting Executive Director, Shana Bartley, discussed ways that state and local governments can better support children and working families in the Washington Informer.

Doorways for Women and Families was featured in a U.S. News article on connecting domestic violence survivors to assistance and shelter.

Fairfax CASA is one of three nonprofit recipients for this year's annual “Big Give”, hosted by the Giving Circle of HOPE according to Reston Now.

Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C is one of 47 nonprofits that will receive funding through the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation 2017 Priority Markets Program according to Business Wire.

Hopecam’s “Race for Hope” Campaign reached its $1 million fundraising goal according to PR Web.

Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington Executive Director, Ron Halber, commented on a recent executive order signed by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan in opposition of the BDS movement against Israel on WCBC AM 1270.

PFC LoQuane Brown, Senator Cheryl Kagan, Martin Nohe, and Brandon Todd were recognized as a 2017 Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Award winner by the Center. Sen. Kagan enacted legislation that created the Nonprofit, Interest-Free, Micro Bridge Loan (NIMBL) fund, according to her press release

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation announced Mardell Moffett as their new Executive Director according to the organization

Mary’s Center was awarded a $600,000 grant from The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, according to PR.com. Funds from the grant will support Mary's Center's expansion of services in Montgomery County, MD

National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics was highlighted in a Nation Swell article on the growing need for volunteer physicians.

Rebuilding Together Alexandria was honored as this year's Nonprofit Business of the Year by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce according to Alexandria Times.

Sasha Bruce Youthwork was featured in a Washington Post article on homeless youth in the District. The organization is partnering with DC city government to provide emergency housing for teens in crisis.

Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement recently organized 20 Northern Virginia church and civic leaders to speak out against a recent defacing of signs in Prince WIlliam County, VA according to Fauquier Times.

Whitman-Walker Health's Executive Director, Don Blanchon, was profiled in Metro Weekly. Blanchon has led the organization for 11 years. Additionally, the organization will host their annual Walk & 5K to End HIV on Saturday, Oct. 28 according to The Washington Blade.

 

October 14 – October 20

 

Arlington Free Clinic was recently honored with Shirlington Employment and Education Center’s Emily DiCicco Humanitarian Award according to Inside NoVA.

Bethesda Green’s eighth annual Green Gala was featured in Montgomery County Media.

Britepaths (formerly Our Daily Bread) and Lorton Community Action Center will host their seventh annual Complete the Circle FOODRaiser this month according to Fairfax Connections. The organizations hope to have 1,200 participants in this year’s event.

A report by the Campaign For Youth Justice on juvenile justice trends and legislation was featured in Teen Vogue.

CASA de Maryland announced they will sue the federal government over the elimination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program according to The Sentinel.

CentroNia CEO, Myrna Peralta, weighed in on two proposals currently in front of the Montgomery County Council regarding the use of the former Silver Spring Library according to The Sentinel.

Community The Community Foundation of Northern Virginia's 2017 Raise the Region Gala was featured in Inside NoVA. The event raised over $530,000 for the organization.

DC Green’s Grocery Walk was featured in the DCist. Over 500 individuals participated in the event, helping bring awareness about food insecurity issues in DC Wards 7 and 8.

Food & Friends will donate 10% of the proceeds from their annual Slice of Life Pie fundraising drive sales to Bill’s Kitchen in Puerto Rico according the The Washington Blade.

Friends of Guest House was recently awarded the Lighting the Way Award and a $25,000 grant from The SunTrust Foundation according to The Virginia Connection Newspapers.

Georgetown Ministry Center’s 2017 Spirit of Georgetown benefit was featured in the Georgetown Dish. Over 200 support were in attendance including DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC City Councilmember Jack Evans.

Habitat for Humanity Prince William County’s ReStore, located in Woodbridge, VA is set to open on Saturday, October 21, according to Inside NoVA.

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington hosted Maryland Governor, Larry Hogan, at a recent forum in Montgomery County, MD according to The Sentinel.

A Legal Aid Justice Center report on the rise in school suspensions in Virginia was featured on WRIC and NBC29.

Manna was featured in The Sentinel for their new mobile kitchen and pop up food pantry program, dubbed “Manny”.

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy President and CEO, Aaron Dorfman, recently penned an article for Huffington Post on the importance of the estate tax.

PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families is celebrating 50 years of service according to the Virginia Connection Newspapers.

A Tahirih Justice Center convening of child marriage opponents in Washington DC, was featured in The Daily Record.

The United Way of Frederick County partnered with the League of Women Voters to host a forum for city mayoral and aldermanic candidates, according to The Frederick News-Post.

The groundbreaking ceremony for Whitman-Walker Health’s Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center redevelopment was featured in the Washington Blade.

 

October 7 – October 13

 

Montgomery County Executive, Ike Leggett, and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County recently announced the recipients of the 2017 County Executive's Awards for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities to according to Montgomery County Media.

A Campaign for Youth Justice report on trends in juvenile justice was featured in The Chronicle of Social Change.

A Community Foodworks partnership with The US Department of Veterans Affairs was highlighted in a Washington Post article on food insecurity among veterans.

Community Ministries of Rockville will be the beneficiary of a National Philharmonic Singers performance in December according to Rockville Patch.

Community The Community Foundation of Northern Virginia's 2017 Raise the Region Gala was featured in the Virginia Connection Newspapers. Over 650 community and business leaders were in attendance, helping raise over $530,000 for the organization.

D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute Executive Director, Ed Lazere, was quoted in a Washington Post article on economic challenges facing long-term African American residents in the region.

Doorways for Women and Families is partnering with the Arlington County Police Department to raise awareness about domestic violence according to the Arlington Patch. In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Department will display purple ribbons on police vehicles.

EveryMind, formerly known as the Mental Health Association of Montgomery County, will celebrate 60 years of service in the community at their annual gala this month according to the Virginia Connection Newspapers.

Gandhi Brigade Youth Media program students recently unveiled their new documentary on immigration, titled "The Fabric of America" according to Montgomery County Media.

Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington Executive Director, Ron Halber, was quoted in a Washington Post article on changes in the Maryland K-12 education calendar and the impact they may have on time off for faith-based major holidays.

Latino Economic Development Center was highlighted a Nation article about the push for tenant's rights and more affordable housing in the District of Columbia.

Manna Food Center's "Food for Fines", a partnership with Montgomery County Public Libraries, will take place from Oct. 22 - 29, according to Montgomery County Media. Individuals with library fines will be able to donate food items toward payment of existing library fines.

Mary’s Center was featured in The Atlantic for their use of a new tool, Human Dx, which aims to assist doctors with diagnosing and treating patients.

A National Low Income Housing Coalition report on the minimum wage and access to affordable rental housing was featured in Mental Floss and The Hill.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program will offer residents free safe rides home for Halloween through their partnership with Lyft according to Washington DC Patch.

September 30 – October 6

Linda Mathes (American Red Cross in the National Capital Region), Molly Smith (Arena Stage), Barbara Harman (Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington), Nicky Goren (Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation), Patty Stonesifer (Martha’s Table), and Nancy Roman (formerly with Capital Area Food Bank) were among individuals listed on Washingtonian Magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Washington list.

American Red Cross in the National Capital Region was featured on WUSA*9 for their efforts in collecting blood for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.

Breast Care for Washington was featured in the Washington Informer for their work in raising awareness about breast cancer and providing services to women in DC's Wards 7 & 8.

D.C. College Access Program received a $10 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation according to The Washington Post. Funding will be used to support college scholarship for students in DC Wards 7 & 8, and support a partnership with College Success Foundation to expand services to middle school students.

DC Greens will hold a "Grocery Walk" on October 14, to highlight the lack of full-service grocery stores in DC Wards 7 and 8, according to DCist.

Doorways for Women and Families and New Hope Housing were featured in a Washington Post article about a young girl's effort to provide art to individuals transitioning into permanent housing from homeless shelters.

The Family Crisis Center of Prince George’s County's "Band of Brothers" event was featured in Afro American. The event will highlight domestic violence awareness month and things men can do to stop violence.

Habitat for Humanity Prince William County’s ReStore in Woodbridge, VA will open at the end of October according to Fauquier Times.

Martha’s Table and the Capital Area Food Bank's pop-up food markets were highlighted on WTOP. Markets provide students and their families in DC Wards 7 & 8 with free fresh produce and pantry items.

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy CEO, Aaron Dorfman, penned an opinion piece in The Baltimore Sun discussing the importance of the estate tax.

Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program's 11th Annual Ride to Thrive Polo Classic was featured in Fairfax County Times. Over 600 guests were in attendance and helped raise over $144,000 for the organization.

PRS, Inc. was honored with a Companies As Responsive Employers (CARE) Award from Northern Virginia Family Services according to the organization.

Service Year Alliance CEO, Shirley Sagawa, penned an article in The Hill highlighting the role AmeriCorps members are playing in Hurricane Harvey and Irma relief efforts and the need for the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to be tax-free.

The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation is the recipient of Mary's Center’s 2017 Building Stronger Communities Award according to PR.com. Additionally, Mary’s Center will honor Clark Construction with the Community Service Award according to PR.com.

United Way of Frederick County will host their 2017 Day of Service this month according to The Frederick News-Post. The event is expected to draw 300 volunteers to work on 25 different projects. Additionally, the organization reported that they exceeded their fundraising goal for this year’s 2017 Unity Campaign for Frederick, bringing in $443,238 according to The Frederick News-Post.

Whitman-Walker Health was featured on WJLA bringing awareness to U.S. National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
 

September 23 – September 29

 

Graduates from Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School and Goodwill Excel Center were highlighted in a US Department of Education blog post in honor of National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week.

The Arc of Northern Virginia received 15% of Original Pancake House sales on September 28, according to Falls Church News-Press.

Bethesda Cares Executive Director, Susan Kirk, announced she will step down after 21 years of leading the organization according to Bethesda Magazine. The board plans to announce a new Executive Director by the end of the month.

Bright Beginnings, N Street Village and So Others Might Eat were announced as newest Washington Post Helping Hands partners according to The Washington Post.

A project of Building Bridges Across the River and DC government that aims to preserve affordable housing in DC's Anacostia neighborhood was featured in the The Washington Post. Additionally, the organization will receive a three-year investment from JPMorgan Chase to promote and advance affordable housing, local business and job training for residents in DC’s Ward 8 according to Curbed DC.

A Community Lodgings and HomeAid Northern Virginia renovation project in Alexandria, VA was featured in Builder Magazine. The multi-unit housing property aims to help families transitioning out of homelessness.

District Alliance for Safe Housing partnered with AvalonBay Communities to build a wellness garden for its Cornerstone property according to BusinessWire.

Taste of Georgetown, an annual festival which benefits Georgetown Ministry Center was featured in Georgetowner.

A Legal Aid Justice Center report highlighting the number of individuals who have lost their driver's license due to unpaid court fees was featured in The Washington Post and WTOP.

Mary’s Center was featured in a Washington Post article on home-visiting programs and the positive impacts they and other early-intervention programs have on low-income families.

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy announced the appointment of five new members to their board of directors on PR Newswire.

Northern Virginia Family Services was named one of the local recipients for this year's "Hungry for More" campaign, hosted by Safeway Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation according to Prince William Living. Additionally, the organization will honor 25 business and organizations with their CARE (Companies As Responsive Employers) Awards breakfast in November according to Inside NoVA.

United Way of Frederick County's "Unity Campaign for Frederick" was featured in the Frederick News Post. This year's campaign goal is $400,000.

 

 

September 16 – September 22
 

ANCOR recently honored four US Senators, Susan Collins (ME), Lisa Murkowski (AK), John McCain (AZ) and Bob Casey (PA), with the Congressional Leadership Award, according to the organization. The award recognizes lawmakers with a strong record in supporting disability issues.

CASA de Maryland was featured in a Montgomery County Sentinel article capturing local nonprofit reactions to President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence and My Sisters Place were featured in an NBC4 Washington story about domestic violence and ways that victims can seek help.

A DC Hunger Solutions report on food insecurity in the District was featured in the Washington Post.

Doorways for Women and Families will be the recipient of an indoor bike ride charity event hosted by the Arlington VA Chapter of the National Organization for Women according to Arlington Now.

Infant Toddler Family Day Care's 34th Annual Provider Appreciation Celebration was featured in The Alexandria Gazette.

Legal Aid Justice Center received a $100,000 grant from the Arlington County Board according to Arlington Now and DCist. The funds will be used to provide immigration legal aid services in Arlington County.

Life Pieces to Masterpieces was highlighted in a Huffington Post article about a new toolkit released by the United Negro College Fund to promote educational opportunities for African American children.

Manna Food Center launched its mobile kitchen, "Manny," in Silver Spring according to Source of the Spring. The program will provide hands-on cooking classes across Montgomery County.

Mary's Center is gearing up to host their 2017 annual gala according to a press release on PU Urgent. This year's event will be co-chaired by Ashley and Doug Kollme, and the Master of Ceremonies will be NBC4's Susan Hogan. Additionally, Mary's Center CEO, Maria Gomez, was quoted in a Washington Post article obstacles that many poor DC residents face when trying to access health care.

Rebuilding Together Alexandria and Senior Services of Alexandria will provide free in-home safety inspections for seniors receiving Meals on Wheels according to the Virginia Connections Newspapers.

The Salvation Army National Capital Area reported that they recently deployed two emergency disaster canteens, four Salvation Army officers, and trained volunteers to assist with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program (TVC) will host their second annual Legal Muster in honor of National Pro Bono Week 2017, according to the organization. The TVC Legal Muster will feature pop up clinics that will offer information, referrals, and resources for underserved veterans across the Washington DC.


September 9 – September 15
 

A report released by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation about the lack of economic diversity at America's top colleges and universities was featured in Politico.

Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International President and CEO, Brian Wynne, penned an opinion article in The Hill on the importance of government using innovation and technology to address issues with unmanned aircrafts.

Bethesda Green will recognize local environmental champions at their annual Bethesda Green Gala next month according to Bethesda Magazine.

Brain Injury Services was featured in a Washington Post article about supporting individuals who have experienced traumatic brain injury.

Casey Trees was featured in a Washington Post article about proper gardening techniques in preparation for fall.

Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington was featured in the Huffington Post for their work in raising awareness about nonprofits across the Greater Washington region.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington partnered with the University of Maryland Center for Health Equity and the Maryland State Dental Association to host the 2017 Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy & Health Equity Festival according to the Baltimore Sun. The festival, held in College Park, provided free dental care to 850 people in attendance.

Children's Law Center and Improving Pediatric Asthma Care in the District of Columbia (IMPACT DC) announced they’ve received a two-year, $250,000 grant to implement the "Healthy Together Medical-Legal Partnership for Improving Asthma in Southeast D.C." project according to PR Newswire.

Community Lodgings and HomeAid Northern Virginia will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for their multi-unit supportive housing property renovation project in Del Ray, VA according to the organization.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia announced they will honor Mark A. and Brenda L. Moore with the 2017 Community Leadership Award according to Prince William Living. The award recognizes commitment to improving the lives for individuals in Northern Virginia.

Habitat for Humanity of Washington DC announced that US Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Ben Carson, will be the keynote speaker during their "Women Build: She Nailed It" celebration reception according to Markets Insider.

Identity Inc. Executive Director, Dan Uriburu, was featured in Bethesda Magazine discussing President Trump's decision to roll back the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals executive order and the impact it will have in Montgomery County.

Leadership Arlington graduated 30 individuals from its Youth Program’s Class of 2017 last month according to Arlington Connection. During the ceremony, the class presented Offender Aid Restoration with a $1,000 grant.

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia and Stop Child Abuse Now were selected to partner with Alexandria City Public Schools in a three-year grant they received from the Virginia Department of Education according to Alexandria News. Both organizations will provide supportive services for students and families in the district.

A report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition was featured in a Forbes article about the housing rental market and increases in prices across the country.

Rosslyn Business Improvement District's annual Rosslyn Jazz Fest featured in the Virginia Connection Newspapers.

Story District Artistic Director, Amy Saidman, reflected on the organization’s 20 years of service in the Washington City Paper.

Tahirih Justice Center was featured in a Frontline story about child marriage in America.

 

September 2 – September 8
 

Arlington Community Foundation announced John G. Milliken as the 2017 William T. Newman Jr. Spirit of Community Award recipient according to Inside NoVA. The award, named in honor of the Foundation’s Founder and President Emeritus, recognizes individuals who are committed to improving the quality of life in Arlington, VA.

Arlington Free Clinic was featured on WJLA for their work in supporting breast cancer patients.

Arlington Thrive will host their annual BBQ, Boots & Bingo event this month according to ARL Now. Proceeds from the event will support organizational programming.

Bread for the City was mentioned in a Washington Post article about a new DC government amnesty program for residents who are behind on child support payments.

College Success Foundation received a $1.25 million Upward Bound grant from the US Department of Education according to Afro American. The organization plans to use the funds to support programming in DC Wards 7 and 8.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is accepting applications for its annual Good Neighbor Grant program according to PR Newswire. Grants between $10,000 to $35,000 will be available for education-focused nonprofits working in Greater Washington.

A partnership between Jewish Social Service Agency and RSV Pools was featured on WJLA. The program provides teens on the autism spectrum with employment opportunities at RSV managed pools in Maryland.

Rebuilding Together Alexandria’s “Heros at Home” program was featured in Alexandria Gazette Packet. The program is in partnership with Sears and helps provide extensive home rehabilitations for veterans and their families.

Service Year Alliance Executive Director, Shirley Sagawa, was quoted in an Upworthy article on President Trump's proposed elimination of national service programs like AMeriCorps and Senior Corp.

Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna hosted several pastors in Northern Virginia for their Minister’s Breakfast according to Virginia Connection Newspapers. The purpose of the breakfast was to connect pastors in the community to one another.

Student Press Law Center has named Hadar Harris as its new Executive Director according to the organization. Prior to joining the organization, Harris served as Executive Director of the Northern California Innocence Project.

The Tahirih Justice Center was mentioned in a WUSA9 story about child marriage in Maryland. This fall, Two Maryland state legislators plan to introduce bills to increase the minimum marriage age in Maryland to 18 years old.


August 26 – September 1


Bread for the City recently filed a lawsuit against the the city of Washington DC for not properly administering Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits according to The Washington Post.

Campaign for Youth Justice CEO, Marcy Mistrett, co-authored a Huffington Post opinion piece on raising the minimum age for individuals entering into the adult criminal justice system.

Center for Black Equity Chief Executive Officer, Earl D. Fowlkes Jr., was profiled in Afro American, where he discussed the work of the Center, the Black pride event, and challenges facing the black LGBT community.

Center for Law and Social Policy Executive Director, Olivia Golden, penned an opinion article in The Hill concerning the impact proposed federal spending cuts will have on families, children, seniors and other vulnerable populations.

This year’s Hope for the Warriors invitational golf tournament raised over $200,000 for the organization according to WITN. Funds will be used to support service members, veterans and their families.

Infant Toddler Family Day Care will host their 34th annual Provider Appreciation Luncheon to honor the professionalism and dedication of providers. They are seeking event donors according to the organization

National Priorities Project announced they will become a project of Institute for Policy Studies this fall in a letter to supports according to the organization.

Legal Aid Justice Center participated in a forum on affordable housing and the displacement of minorities according to NBC 29 News.

Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC) received over 70 backpacks filled with school supplies from Andrews Federal Credit Union employees and the Rotary Club of West Springfield according to Benzinga.

PRS, Inc. is marking September's Suicide Prevention Month by launching their annual #CallTextLive Campaign according to the organization and Fairfax Connection. This is the third year PRS, Inc. has run this campaign which aims to facilitate a community dialogue about suicide and get people to reach out for help.

Service Year Alliance organized a protest to President Trump's proposal to eliminate national service programs and cut funding to Peace Corps according to PR Newswire.

A report released by the Tahirih Justice Center about state laws concerning marriage was featured on WAMU.

The D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute and Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis were featured in The Washington Post for their opposition to a regionwide tax to help fund Metro system.

Thrive DC was mentioned in a DCist article about a Maryland woman organizing collection drives of bras and other feminine products for women across the country.

United Way of Frederick County thanked volunteers who assisted with this year's “Stuff the Bus Campaign” in the Frederick News-Post.

Volunteer Fairfax is recruiting volunteers for its Volunteer Emergency Team according to Fairfax Connection.

 

August 19 – August 25

 

American Historical Association Executive Director, Jim Grossman was featured on WJHG and NPR, discussing the removal of confederate flags and monuments across the country. 

DC Central Kitchen received $40,000 in grant funding from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation according to Benzinga. The organization will use the funds to continue to provide meals and job training for clients. 

Goodwill of Greater Washington’s Chief Operating Officer, Michael Frohm, was quoted in the New York Times on the increase in furniture donations that stores are seeing from the baby boomer generation. 

Martha's Table’s Healthy Eating Director, Caron Gremont, penned an article for Huffington Post on ways that parents can teach their kids about hunger and food injustice. 

Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders (SMYAL) and Whitman-Walker Health were featured in a Washington Post article for their work supporting LGBT youth in DC. 

United Way of Frederick County collected over 70,000 school supplies during their annual “2017 Stuff the Bus Campaign” according to Frederick County News. The items will be distributed to between 2-3,000 students across the county. 

The murals outside of Whitman-Walker Health's Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center building were featured in the Washington Blade. The murals, financed in part through a grant from DC government, honor the Whitman-Walker Health community.

 

August 12 – August 18

 

ACT for Alexandria recently highlighted two of their 2017 Capacity Building Grant recipients, Casa Chirilagua and Center for Alexandria's Children, in the Virginia Connection Newspapers.

After-School All-Stars and The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington were highlighted in Huffington Post's Back-to-School segment.

D.C. Scores was selected as the athletic organization beneficiary by this year's Virginia Gatorade Player Of The Year recipient according to Alexandria News. The organization will receive a $1,000 donation.

Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. will showcase its "Women Build: She Nailed It" initiative at their affordable housing site located in DC's Ivy City this month according to satPRnews. The initiative aims to highlight how women are disproportionately impacted by poverty and substandard housing.

HomeAid Northern Virginia and the AJ Team of Keller Williams are partnering to host the “Community Backpack Challenge” according to Prince William Living.

Latin American Youth Center President & CEO, Lori Kaplan, announced she will step down after 38 years of leading the organization according to Capital Wire. Kaplan plans to remain in the role until her successor is named.

New River Valley Disability Resource Center Executive Director, Frank Hayes, penned an article for the Roanoke Times about the importance for advocating on behalf of and building opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

NOVA ScriptsCentral received the 2016 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits for the second year in a row according to Falls Church News Press. The awards is based on reviews from volunteers, donors and clients.

Shelter House's 25th Annual “Shop with a Sheriff” event was featured in WJLA. This year, 40 youth shopped for school supplies with a Fairfax, VA police deputy.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia awarded nearly $305,000 in scholarships to 89 Northern Virginia students according to the Virginia Connection Newspapers.

August 5 – August 11 
 

Casa De Maryland was featured on NBC4 for their work in supporting victims of the Silver Spring Flower Branch Apartment explosion that occurred one year ago.

Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington and Critical Exposure were featured in a Huffington Post “Back to School” article for their efforts to support underserved students in the District.

Children’s Law Center and Mary's Center were mentioned in a Politico article on city-wide efforts to provide mental health services to students in the District.

A report released by the Commonwealth Institute about racial divides in accessing mental health services in Virginia was featured in WVTF Virginia Radio. 

D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute Executive Director, Ed Lazere, expressed concerns about the amount of tax incentives DC government is offering Yelp for opening an office in DC in The Washington Post.

District Alliance for Safe Housing recently named Koube Ngaaje as its new Executive Director according to the Washington Business Journal. DASH's current Executive Director, Peg Hacskaylo, will assume the role of CEO for the organization.

Gandhi Brigade Youth Media's Documentary of Conscience in Summer program was featured in WJLA. The five-week program provides students the opportunity to create a documentary on an issue they are passionate about.

Montgomery Housing Partnership was mentioned in a WTOP article on the Silver Spring Flower Branch Apartment complex explosion that occurred one year ago. Since the explosion, the organization has helped secure over $820,000 for victims of the fire.

National Low Income Housing Coalition was featured in a Washington Post article on the impact that affordable housing program cuts proposed by the Trump Administration will have on low-income families.

Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement was featured on WAMU for their advocacy efforts for more affordable housing in Alexandria, VA. The group recently proposed a $1 billion proposal to the Alexandria City Council to invest in affordable housing in the city.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program will host their "Football & Fundraising" fundraiser this month according to Inside NoVA. Funds raised will support programming aimed at combating underage drinking and drunk driving.

Whitman-Walker Health’s redevelopment project was featured on WJLA. Construction is expecting to begin this fall.


July 29 – August 4

 

Bethesda Cares was featured in The Washington Post for their efforts to bring enrichment and social opportunities to individuals who are homeless.

D.C. Central Kitchen received a large donation of geese meat from the National Park Service and DC Department of Energy and Environment according to WTOP and WUSA9. This is the second year the group has received this donation.

This year’s Rally Appalachia 2 raised over $150,000 for Hope For the Warriors according to Coosa Valley News.

Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area was featured in a Washington Post article on the impact the Trump administration’s travel ban is having on an unaccompanied minor refugees.

Phillips Programs for Children and Families' 2017 edition of the Phillips "Chopped Challenge" was featured in Fairfax County Times. This is the second year the organization has hosted the event which aims to help Phillips students develop academic and social skills and gain culinary experience.

Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilites was featured on NewsChannel 8's show "Let's Talk Live" and The Scene Bisnow  for their work in raising awareness for disabilites and their 15th Year of Putting Abilities First Anniversary Gala. 

Sasha Bruce Youthwork was mentioned in a Mic opinion article penned by US Senator Bernie Sanders on youth unemployment rates in America.

Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia is celebrating 45 years of service this year according to Virginian-Pilot. The organization plans to expand it services to family caregivers and elderly military veterans over the next few years.

The Reading Connection staff announced that the organization will close after 28 years of service in a letter to volunteers according to ARL now. The organization will hold its last "Read Aloud" event on August 9.

United Communities Against Poverty Inc. was featured on WJLA to promote their first annual "Teen Summit".

United Planning Organization was featured in The Washington Post on their work serving low-income and homeless individuals in the District. 

United Way of Frederick County awarded $27,870 to 14 local social service agencies according to Frederick News Post.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program will host their inaugural “Football & Fundraising” event this month according to Fairfax City Patch. The event will feature former Washington Redskin linebacker Ravin Caldwell.

Whitman-Walker Health were featured in The Washington Post on their partnership with Fivesquares Development to renovate the Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center Space into new office space for the organization as well as upscale retail and residential space. Central Union Mission and Martha’s Table were also mentioned in the article.


July 22 – July 28
 

A Wider Circle was mentioned in The Washington Post for their partnership with Montgomery County's Summer RISE (Real Interesting Summer Experience) program for high school youth. The organization provided gently used professional clothing to program participants.

Catholics for Housing’s bid to purchase a trailer park community in Manassas, VA was featured on WAMU and Inside NoVA. Currently, 55 families living in the community face eviction as the city seeks to fix a failing sewage system.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia reported increases in grantmaking this past fiscal year according to Prince William Living. In total, the foundation granted out $4.75 million to local nonprofits. The foundation also saw increases in contributions received and their overall asset base.

Delta Research and Educational Foundation was selected as a National Institutes of Health Precision Medicine Initiative community partner according to GenomeWeb and Healthcare Informatics.

FACETS was featured in the Virginia Connection Newspapers for their work in helping reduce hunger and homelessness in Fairfax County, VA.

Leaders from several Northern Virginia nonprofits including: Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services, Habitat for Humanity Northern Virginia, New Hope Housing and United Community Ministries, spoke about the challenges low-income families face when trying to access affordable housing at a Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce meeting, according to the Virginia Connection Newspapers.

Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter Executive Director, Nicole Acosta, announced she will step down from her position, according to Loudoun Times. Acosta has served as Executive Director of the organization for 5 years.

Patriots Technology Training Center's "Hackathon" was featured in WJLA. The event teaches youth about computer programming and how to protect themselves against cyber attacks.

 

July 15 – July 21 
 

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan's visit to A Wider Circle's facility in Silver Spring, MD, was featured in WTOP.

ACT for Alexandria Executive Director, John Porter, penned an article for the Alexandria Times on the power and importance of philanthropy.

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles spoke to 300 youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington during the organization's Triple Play Day according to The Washington Times and FOX 5 DC.

Byte Back will expand into Maryland this fall through a partnership with Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation-Workforce Services Division according to DC Innovation.

Coalition on Human Needs Executive Director, Deborah Weinstein, penned an opinion article in The Hill urging members of Congress to work together and avoid passing drastic spending cuts to social service programs in the FY 2018 federal budget.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia announced that Kevin DeSanto, co-founder and managing director of KippsDeSanto & Co. and Bernard Mustafa, CEO of Pleasant Valley Business Solutions will serve as their new board chair and vice chair, respectively, according to WashingtonExec.

DC Lawyers for Youth Executive Director, Eduardo Ferrer, was featured in The Washington Post and WAMU commenting on DC Public Schools’ recently released suspensions and expulsions data.

Frederick County Coalition for the Homeless announced $30,000 in available grant funding for social service providers in the Frederick News Post.

Generation Hope received a $2,000 donation form Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage CARES according to the Virginia Connection Newspapers.

HomeAid Northern Virginia will host their 7th Annual Night at the Ballpark later this month according to the organization. The event, hosted in partnership with several local housing organizations, will send over 300 children and families from local shelters to watch the Potomac Nationals play the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

Impact Silver Spring is partnering with Showing Up for Racial Justice Montgomery County Chapter and the Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition to host bystander prevention trainings according to Montgomery Community Media.

Kids R First is partnering with two other local groups to collect school supplies and gift cards for children in need according to The Washington Post.

Housing Counseling Services, Latino Economic Development Center, Lydia’s House, and MANNA were featured in The Washington Post for their work helping first-time, low- and moderate-income home buyers navigate the homebuying process in the District.

Several affordable housing nonprofits and advocates including New Hope Housing and Rebuilding Together Alexandria expressed their concerns about redevelopment plans for a public housing site in Alexandria according to Alexandria Gazette Packet.

United Way of Frederick County’s Summer Serve program was featured in the Frederick News Post. The program matches youth with community service opportunities around the county during the summer.

Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services Executive Director, Kevin Jones, was profiled in The Washington Blade. Jones began his role in June 2017.

Eight youth involved with Whitman-Walker Health’s Youth Leadership Team will host "Building Connections with your LGBTQIA+ Child: A Parent Education Session" later this month according to Huffington Post.

 

July 8 – July 14
 

Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School was featured in Washington City Paper for their work in advancing adult education opportunities and helping reduce adult illiteracy rates in the District.

A Wider Circle hosted Maryland Governor Larry Hogan for a tour of their facility according to Bethesda Magazine and the Silver Spring Patch.

La Clinica Del Pueblo, DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table were featured in a National Memo article discussing the impact that federal government spending cuts to social safety net programs will have on nonprofits and the people they serve.

Every Child By Two Executive Director, Amy Pisani, was featured in Scientific American on the impact the repeal of the Affordable Care Act could have on vaccination rates in the US.

Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is celebrating its 10th anniversary according to NBC4 Washington. The organization is hosting 10 volunteer events over the year to celebrate the milestone.

Hope For The Warriors will be the beneficiary of this year's Rally North America & CJ Pony Part’s Rally Appalachia 2 according to WTOP. Two WTOP staffers, John Aaron and Mike Parris, will take part in event which kicks off in Virginia and ends in Alabama.

Iona Senior Services hosted South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook for a tour of their Wellness & Arts Center according to the organization. During her visit, the First Lady learned about Iona's enriching day program and the power of art therapy.

Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington executive director, Ron Halber, was featured in a Washington Post article on the recent increase of hate-based actions in Maryland.

Lydia's House was featured in a Washington Post article for their work in helping first-time, low-and moderate- income home buyers purchse property in the District. 

Martha's Table Chef, Florantina Coles, was featured in a New York Times article on cooking summer family meals.

N Street Village has been selected as the charity partner for the Washington Kastles 5th Annual Chrity Classic according to the organization.domonios

Sunflower Bakery, Jewish Foundation for Group Homes and Jewish Federation of Greater Washington were featured in the Virginia Connection Newspapers for their pastry and baking training programs for young adults with learning differences.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program saw a record number of riders utilize SoberRide this past Independence Day, providing 559 individuals with safe rides home according to Inside NoVA, NBC4 Washington and WTOP.

Whitman-Walker Health will begin construction on their 14th Corridor project soon according to the Washington Business Journal. The project, in partnership with Fivesquares Development, will consist of new office space for the organization, as well as new restaurant, retail, residential and office space for lease. Additionally, the organization's newly unveiled "Work it, Gurl" mural was featured in the Washingtonian.

July 1 – July 7 

 

Academy of Hope Adult Charter School was featured in a WAMU story on a new transportation subsidy that will be available for adult learners in fall 2017.

A Wider Circle was mentioned in a Stanford Social Innovation article on nonprofit collaboration. The organization participated in a BBB Give.org convening this pas spring that brought nonprofit leaders together to discuss their collaboration experiences.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area is kicking off their first "Little" Celebration on August 5 to celebrate accomplishments of the One-to-One Mentoring Program according to the organization

Blue Bottle Coffee will celebrate the opening of its new Georgetown storefront this month with a charity event benefiting Bread for the City according to Eater DC.

DC Vote has named Robert “Bo” Shuff as its new Executive Director according to The Washington Blade. Prior to being named ED, Shuff served as Director of Advocacy for the organization.

Students with Gandhi Brigade Youth Media will participate in the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival according to Montgomery Community Media and the Smithsonian. Students will interview festival attendees for their "On the Move: Migration Across the Generations" project and host storytelling workshops.

Hope House Executive Director, Michelle Hansley, was featured on WCYB to discuss a new Virginia law aimed at helping victims of sexual assault come forward and strengthen communications between victims and law enforcement.

Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter extended its appreciation to the Dulles Greenway Drive for Charity event according to Loudoun Times. The organization has been one of seven beneficiaries of the drive for 12 years.

A National Low Income Housing Coalition report on the nation's affordable housing crisis was featured in The Hill.

Rebuilding Together Alexandria was featured in the Alexandria Gazette Packet for the work they are doing to complete health and safety repairs and improvements in the homes of low-income residents in Alexandria.

The Tahirih Justice Center was featured in a Frontline story about childhood marriage laws across the US and efforts to raise the minimum age.

United Community Ministries, Inc. awarded four Valencourt Scholarship awards this year according to the Alexandria Patch and Covering the Corridor. These awards are funded through the Lois Valencourt Scholarship Fund and help provide high school graduates in the Mount Vernon area with the opportunity to pursue post-secondary training and career advancement.

United Way of Frederick County's ninth annual Stuff the Bus Campaign was featured in the Frederick News Post. The campaign is in partnership with Frederick County Public Schools and collects school supplies for disadvantaged students.

 

June 24 – June 30

Youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW) participated in a meet and greet and shopping trip with Washington Redskins' Vernon Davis according to The Washington Post and WUSA9. Davis partnered with Mezlan store in Pentagon City, who agreed to donate a portion of their proceeds to BGCGW through August.

CentroNia and City Blossoms’ on-site garden program was featured on WJlA. The program teaches youth about gardening and healthy eating.

Community of Hope's Kelly Sweeney McShane and Sasha Bruce Youthwork's Debby Shore were featured in The Washington Post for their involvement with the Helping Hand campaign. Currently, The Post is accepting nominations for the next round of nonprofit partners.

The George Mason University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Honey Bee Initiative received a $25,000 grant from The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia according to Inside NoVA.

A D.C. Hunger Solutions report highlighting the lack grocery store access in DC Wards 7 and 8 was featured in The Washington Post.

Just Neighbors announced they will relocate in July to their new site in Annandale, VA in The Arlington Connection.

Literacy Lab was featured on WAMU for their partnership with District of Columbia Public School’s Leading Men Fellowship.

National Children's Center is seeking assistance in building a fence around their new garden to help keep animals and pests out according to WUSA9.

New Spire Spaces, a new nonprofit arts center in Frederick, MD, held its ribbon cutting ceremony this month according to Frederick News Post. The center was funded in part through a grant from Ausherman Family Foundation.

Tahirih Justice Center is one of 11 "Immigrants: We Get the Job Done Coalition," organizations that the national tour of Hamilton and its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, are supporting through their #Ham4All fundraiser according to the Washington Business Journal.

The Torpedo Factory was featured in the Alexandria Gazette Packet for an upcoming Story District performance they are hosting.

A Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless report on homelessness and the shortage of affordable housing in the District, was featured in The Economist.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program will offer residents free safe rides home for Independence Day through their partnership with Lyft according to WUSA9.

Whitman-Walker Health was mentioned in a Washington Blade article about late DC City Councilman, Jim Graham. Graham served as Executive Director of Whitman-Walker from 1984 - 1999.

 

June 17 – June 23

 

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley awarded to $57,000 to students attending Virginia colleges and universities according to NRVN News.

Dance Place Founding Director, Carla Perlo, offered her thoughts on the success of the organization in a Washington Post article. Perlo, and her Co-Director Deborah Riley announced they will both step down from their roles later this year.

Food & Friends received a $2 million gift from members of the Bresler family and the Bresler Foundation, Inc, according to Metro Weekly. The donation is the largest the organization has ever received and will be used to support services and hire additional staff.

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C. recently performed in Roanoke, VA as a part of their Southern Equality Tour according to The Roanoke Times. Over 75 individuals attended the event held at the Metropolitan Community Church of the Blue Ridge.

Horton’s Kids held their 9th annual Home Runs for Horton’s Kids according to WUSA9. Funds from the event will support the organization's work in Wellington Park in D.C.’s Ward 8.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation honored the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill with the 2017 Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence which comes with a $1 million award according to the Washington Post.

The Leadership Center for Excellence opened nominations for its regional “40 Under 40” program according to Inside NoVA. The program is a joint initiative of Leadership Arlington, Arlington Chamber of Commerce and the Arlington Economic Development.

Leadership Montgomery announced their Core Class of 2018 according to Bethesda Magazine.

Rebuilding Together Alexandria was featured in The Alexandria Gazette for their thirty years of service in the community.

Samantha Greenwald and Wisdom, a mentor/mentee pair from Wright to Read, were featured in Virginia Connection Newspapers discussing what mentoring has meant to them.

June 10 – June 16

Academy of Hope students recently celebrated their literacy and development accomplishments at graduation according to Afro

The Alice Ferguson Foundation's environmental education center received full “Living Building Challenge” certification from the International Living Future Institute according to the organization. The center is the first such green building in Maryland and the 13th in the world to meet this rigorous green building standard.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington was featured on NBC4's Camp 4 Kids segment.

Bread for the City was mentioned in a Washington Post story about the challenges low-income and homeless individuals face when trying to obtain government identification.

The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington Class of 2017-2018 was featured in Huffington Post. This year's catalogue, marks the 15th anniversary for the organization and features 76 local nonprofits including Center members City Blossoms, DC Scores, and The Dwelling Place. 

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and the Northern Virginia Regional Commission announced they will launch the Plant NOVA Natives Fund according to Prince William Living. The fund will support the commission’s efforts to educate and encourage the community to plant species native to the region.

DC SCORES was announced as the 2017 Advancement in Management Award by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement. Mary's Center and PeacePlayers International were named honorable mentions. 

A DC Fiscal Policy Institute report highlighting the affordable housing crisis in the District was featured in DCist.

DC Action for Children was mentioned in a Washington Post article on health insurance for children in the region. The organization has been advocating for the Trump administration and congress to continue health care funding and funding for programs that support low-income children.

For the Love of Children received a $25,000 Community Service Award grant from MassMutual Foundation according to PR Newswire.

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C is kicking off their Southern Equality Tour according to LGBT Weekly. The group will perform in six southern states that have discriminatory laws against the LGBTQ community.

Habitat for Humanity Prince William County was featured in Prince William Living for their work in bringing affordable housing to low-income individuals and families.

Horton's Kids was featured on WUSA9 for their work supporting youth in the District’s Ward 8.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awarded $855,000 in grants to six academic enrichment programs serving low-income rural students according to PR Newswire.

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia (LCNV) will host their 54th Annual Recognition Event on June 22, according to Falls Church News Press. The event will honor LCNV students, partners and supporters.

Martha's Table selected Madison Investment to purchase their buildings in the 14 Street corridor according to EconoTimes. The sale of the properties is expected to close fall 2018. Additionally, members of the Sydenstricker United Methodist Church donated 4,000 sandwiches to the organization to distribute to homeless individuals in the District according to Virginia Connection Newspapers.

Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance Executive Director, Michelle Krocker, was quoted in a Washington Post article about affordable housing challenges in Alexandria VA.

 

June 3 – June 9

 

ACT for Alexandria received $29,250 in donations from Del Ray Café, the Maury Lane Fund and the Jen Walker Team—McEnearney Associates, Inc. Realtors, according to Alexandria News .

A report by DC Hunger Solutions highlighting the lack grocery store access in DC Wards 7 and 8 was featured in DCist. According to the report, there were only three full-service grocery stores between the two Wards in 2016.

Generation Hope received a $2,000 grant from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage CARES according to Alexandria News. Funds will be used to support organizational programming.

Students involved with Gandhi Brigade’s youth media program presented their documentary "To Serve and Protect?" during a forum held to promote positive relationships between youth and police according to Montgomery County Media.

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington and Temple Rodef Shalom of Falls Church hosted "A Space for All: A Conversation about Ending Prejudice in our Schools" according to the Virginia Connection Newspapers. The event gathered students, school officials and community leaders to discuss ways to combat prejudice.

HomeAid Northern Virginia renovated two group homes run by the Brain Foundation according to a HomeAid press release. The home provide affordable and safe housing for individuals at high risk for becoming homeless.

Loudoun Child Advocacy Center honored individuals advocating on behalf of child abuse victims at ceremony according to Loudoun Times. Recipients represented police, government, nonprofit and healthcare fields.

Montgomery Housing Partnership received a $475,000 grant from NeighborWorks America according to WHAG. Funds from the grant will be used to help build affordable housing and offer community programs.

Employees of Fannie Mae completed community revitalization projects last month through Rebuilding Together Alexandria according to Alexandria Gazette. Over 200 Fannie Mae employees built garden and an outdoor classroom and help revitalize the inner courtyard habitat at Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology over seven days.

The Virginia Home for Boys and Girls announced they will launch a mental health initiative for youth on WRIC.

 

May 27 – June 2
 

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence's annual summer celebration was featured on NBC 29 News. This year’s celebration focused on Charlottesville, VA’s '10 Good Things'.

Education Writers Association held their national awards ceremony where they honored education reporters and editors according to Education Week.

Food & Friends will host their annual "Chef's Best" fundraising dinner and auction this month according to Metro Weekly. The event is expected to draw over 1,000 attendees and help raise $900,000 for the organization.

Legal Aid Justice Center's Civil Rights and Racial Justice Program, a partnership with University of Virginia Law School, was featured on WMRA Public Radio.

Lorton Community Action Center teamed up with South County Cares and the Lorton, VA Library to host the fifth annual Hope and Health Festival last month according to The Virginia Connection Newspapers.

Hashmatulla Rasooly, an Afghan refugee who received resettlement services through Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area was featured on WAMU. Rasooly and two volunteers with LSS’ Good Neighbor Program discussed their experience.

Montgomery County Department of Transportation's annual "Give and Ride" food drive helped raise nearly 6,000 pounds of food for Manna Food Center this year according to Gaithersburg Patch.

Mary’s Center, United Way of the National Capital Area and City Year Washington, DC were featured in a Washington Post article on the impact President Trump's proposed budget cuts will have on local nonprofits.

Mary’s Center will host its 5th Annual Taste of Adam's Morgan event on June 6, according to PR.com. The event will feature tastings from over 22 local restaurants.

US Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson addressed attendees at the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans' annual conference this week according to Military Times.

National Peace Corps Association hosted a ceremony to celebrate the 100th birthday and legacy of President John F. Kennedy according to The Washington Post.

The Reading Connection's was featured in the Virginia Connection's Newspaper for their work in providing early education and reading enrichment to children experiencing housing insecurity.

United Way of Frederick County discussed details of their 2017 Unity Campaign for Frederick County in the Frederick News Post. The organization hopes to raise $400,000 for 27 local nonprofits this year.
 

May 20 – 26
 

ACT for Alexandria’s Director of Development, Betsy Micklem penned an article in the Alexandria Gazette Packet discussing the importance and impact of Donor Advised Funds.

Alliance for Housing Solutions' Executive Director, Michelle Winters, was featured in Arlington Connection discussing challenges some families face when trying to access affordable housing in Arlington, VA.

Arlington Thrive was featured in The Washington Post for a $750,000 donation they received from a local philanthropist. Funds will be used to help pay for medical and prescription costs for those in need according to the article.

CASA de Maryland was featured in U.S. News & World Report for their work providing legal services to immigrant workers in the US.

FACETS annual Academic Achievement Party was featured in the Oakton Patch. The event recognized FACETS' youth participants who earned A's and B's on their report cards and high school graduates.

Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter and Loudoun Free Clinic were among the six nonprofit beneficiaries of the 12th annual Drive For Charity campaign according to Loudoun Now. This year’s campaign raised over $348,000 in donations.

The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics issued a statement in opposition of President Trump's 2018 budget proposal on MilTech.

Ex-Redskins General Manager Scot McCloughan raised $1,000 for Northern Virginia Family Service by auctioning off a game-day suit jacket according to CBS Sports.

Phillips Programs for Children and Families' Great Gatsby Gala was featured in the Virginia Connection Newspapers.

Polaris will hold its 1st annual "Freedom Happends Now 5K" to eradicate human trafficking and help survivors restore their freedom according to the organization

PRS President & CEO, Wendy Gradison, penned a letter to the editor in response to The Washington Post’s article about the new Netflix series, ‘13 Reasons Why’.


May 13 – 19
 

A Campaign for Youth Justice report highlighting family-driven approaches to reforming the juvenile justice system was featured in Newsweek.

Capital Area Food Bank is convening health and policy leaders for its first Hunger and Health Summit to discuss the connection between food and wellness according to MilTech. Additionally, the organization announced a three-year commitment with Partnership for a Healthier America in a food bank press release.

Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness’ annual homeless census in the District, the Point in Time Count, was featured in The Washington Post. Results from this year’s count indicate a decrease in the homeless population since 2016 according to the article.

Dance Place announced Christopher K. Morgan, a Bethesda-based choreographer, teacher and company director as their new executive artistic Director according to The Washington Post. Morgan will assume the role on September 1.

DC Central Kitchen's Culinary Job Training Cafe was featured in Washington City Paper. The weekly cafe provides real-time experience for job training program students.

Fellowship Square Foundation will award their "Donor of the Year" award to Paul Hill and Prabha Iyer, according to the organization. The two will be honored at the organization's annual board and corporate membership meeting in May.

Leadership Montgomery will honor Montgomery Hospice with the Nonprofit Impact Award at their upcoming Celebration of Leadership according to the organization. The award recognizes and rewards a nonprofit with a strong commitment to leadership and who has made a difference in Montgomery County.

Martha’s Table President & CEO, Patty Stonesifer, was interviewed by The Washington Post on inequities facing the community and ways the organization is working to address them.

Project Knitwell's pilot program working with those affected by homelessness at Street Sense was featured in the 2017 issue of Vogue Knitting

United Way of Frederick County's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program was featured in Frederick News Post. The program returned over 1.2 million in tax refunds this tax season according to the article.

Volunteer Prince William will receive a portion of the proceeds from this year's Cajun Occasion 3 event that will take place in June 10, according to Potomac Local. Additionally, Volunteer Prince William will donate bikes to two students at Dumfries Elementary School on Bike to Work Day according to Potomac Local.

Quameer Reddick-Parker and Jaylen, a mentor/mentee pair from Wright to Read, were featured in Virginia Connection Newspapers discussing what mentoring has meant to them.

 

May 6 – May 12


Bread for the City and Children’s Law Center joined the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless in calling for the end of DC's Rapid Re-housing program according to the Washington Post.

DC SCORES was featured on WJLA promoting their upcoming United Expressions fundraiser. The event will feature DC SCORES’ poet-athletes and Ben Olsen, Head Coach of D.C. United Soccer team.

Greater Washington Board of Trade CEO Jim Dinegar announced he will step down from his position later this year, according to The Washington Post and Washington Business Journal. Dinegar has served as CEO of the organization for 11 years.

HomeAid Northern Virginia will renovate a six-unit apartment building in Alexandria for Community Lodgings, which provides transitional housing and supportive services to families who are transitioning out of homelessness according to the organization.

Latin American Youth Center's annual gala was featured in Bisnow. Over 500 business and community leaders attended the event including Washington DC Mayor, Muriel Bowser.

Leadership Montgomery and Corporate Volunteer Council’s recent merger was featured in Stanford Social Innovation Review.

The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia will host classes for beginning-level adult English language learners in Alexandria, Annandale, Falls Church, Herndon and Lorton from June through July according to openPR.

Rebuilding Together Alexandria's National Rebuilding Day was featured in Alexandria Times. This year, 700 volunteers completed 43 home renovations projects for low-income, military or elderly residents in Alexandria, VA.

United Community Ministries' annual “Give from the Heart” Gala was featured in the Virginia Connection Newspapers. Over 300 individuals attended the event helping raise $190,000 for the organization.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program provided 676 individuals with safe rides home on Cinco de Mayo according to Alexandria News. The organization operates the SoberRide® initiative, a free safe ride service which aims to keep local roads safe from potentially impaired drivers.

Women Giving Back was honored at the annual “2017 Best of Reston Awards” with the Best of Reston Civic-Community Engagement award according to the organization.


April 29 – May 5
 

Ausherman Family Foundation has partnered with the Frederick Arts Council to hire a consultant to help guide the future of public art in Frederick, MD according to The Frederick News-Post.

Doorways and Arlington Free Clinic was named as partner organization for AvalonBay's 6th Annual Spirit of Caring Month according to Yahoo Finance. AvalonBay employees will create Mother’s Day cards and spa kits for patients.

Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services’ “Transforming Lives” gala was featured in the Virginia Connection Newspapers. The event helped raise over $260,000 for the organization.

Hospice of Montgomery will host their annual Kentucky Derby Benefit according to Montgomery Advertiser. Funds raised from the event will help provide medical care for the seriously ill and their families according to the article.

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington hosted leaders from different faiths for an interfaith Seder dinner according to WTOP. Leaders discussed the rising number of hate crimes across the Greater Washington Region.

Junior Achievement of Greater Washington announced their 2017 Washington Business Hall of Fame inductees in the Washington Business Journal. The inductees will be honored at the JA’s annual awards ceremony in November 2017.

Lorton Community Action Center recently hosted volunteers from Andrews Federal Credit Union and the Rotary NXT Club of West Springfield to assemble meal bags for elementary students at Lynbrook Elementary in Springfield, VA according to Credit Union Insight.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement and the United Way of the National Capital Area will host Connecting Together To Serve Our Youth, a one-day conference on May 17, according to The Center's website.

The Up Center held their “The Step Up for The Up Center” fundraiser last month according to The Virginian-Pilot. The race challenges participants to race up 74 flights of stairs at the Westin in Virginia Beach, Virginia’s tallest building.

A Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless report "Set Up to Fail" was featured in the Washington City Paper and The Huffington Post. The report examines data on D.C.'s rapid rehousing program and its shortcomings.

Washington School for Girls’ partnership with The Grassroots Project was featured on WTOP. The program brings college athletes to DC public and charter schools to teach youth about healthy living.


April 22 - April 28
 

Arlington Thrive's Resolve to Run 5K race raised over $13,000 for the organization according to the Virginia Connection Newspapers.

A Wider Circle's 2017 Race To End Poverty was featured on WHAG. Over 700 individuals participated in this year's race helping raise $50,000 for the organization.

Bethany House of Northern Virginia was featured on NBC4 Washington for their work supporting survivors of domestic violence in Fairfax County, VA. The organization is currently running a capital campaign to add additional rooms to one of their shelters and expand services.

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley's 4th Annual GiveBigNRV campaign was featured on WVTF Public Radio. This year’s campaign raised over $220,000 for New River Valley nonprofits according to the organization’s website.

The Community Foundation of Northern Virginia plans to hold its next Innovation Breakfast Series event on May 11, according to the organization. The event is designed to engage the Northern Virginia community in a dialogue about new and innovative solutions to spur economic growth in our region.  

Dance Place Co-Director, Deborah Riley, was featured in The Washington Post for her years of service with the organization. Riley and Dance Place Founder, Carla Perlo, announced they will both step down from their longtime roles as Co-Directors in August 2017.

DC Action for Children and Families was featured on WAMU's Kojo NNamdi Show discussing income inequalities in the District.

DC Bar Foundation was featured on Federal News Radio for their work to provide fair representation to low-income defendants in Washington DC.

Family Service of Roanoke Valley is kicking off Mental Health Awareness Month with their 3rd annual Celebrity Tip Off event according to The Roanoke Times. Funds raised at the event will help make mental health care available to all.

The Hope for Henry Foundation hosted a Georgetown shopping spree for young girls fighting life-threatening diseases according to WJLA.

Brookings Institution will host over 100 high school students involved with the Latin American Youth Center and Build DC for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day according to Quartz.

Community Bridges and Identity Inc. were among a number of nonprofits and concerned citizens who gathered to protest proposed budget cuts in Montgomery County to health-related grants provided to nonprofits according to Bethesda Magazine.

Legal Aid Justice Center was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Charlottesville Virginia City Council to represent local immigrant families according to The Daily Progress.

March of Dimes will host their annual March for Babies on Saturday, May 6, according to the organization

Mary’s Center is partnering with the National Hispanic Medical Association to host a health fair for Prince George's County families on May 2, according to PR Urgent.

Northern Virginia Family Service’s SERVE program was featured in the Washington Post. The program operates a food pantry in Manassas, VA for low-income residents.

Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities CEO, Tina Campanella, was quoted in The Washington Post on the decision-making process of individuals with disabilites. 

A Sasha Bruce Youthwork drop in center was featured on PBS News Hour for their work in supporting homeless youth in the District.

The Tahirih Justice Center was featured on WTOP for their work in advocating for policy changes in Virginia and Maryland, regarding raising marriage age requirement.

The Up Center received a $100,000 from The Obici Healthcare Foundation according to Suffolk News-Herald. Funds will be used to provide individuals and families with trauma informed care and counseling services in Western Tidewater.

Volunteer Fairfax held their annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards according to Reston Now.
 

April 15 - April 21
 

Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School was featured on WTOP for their efforts to lobby DC City Council members to expand free Metro ride access students enrolled in adult public or alternative schools.

Alice Ferguson Foundation's 29th annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup took place early this month according to Alexandria News. Over 120 volunteers participated in the event.

A-SPAN’s 4th annual Coming Home Breakfast was featured in the Virginia Connection Newspapers.

Ayuda announced they will induct the DC Bar Foundation into their Hall of Fame during their 44th Anniversary celebration according to the Capital Wire.

Bright Beginnings will host their 21st Annual 5K Race on April 29 according to the organization. The event, sponsored by the Washington Junior League, raises funds that help provide educational, therapeutic, health, and family services to homeless families.

Children's Law Center Executive Director, Judith Sandalow, penned an article for the Huffington Post on the importance of investing in programs that advance low-income families in the District.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia announced the launch of the Latino Engagement and Achievement Fund (LEAF) according in Prince William Living.

D.C. Action for Children’s annual “Ward Snapshots” report was featured in the Washington Post.

IMPACT Silver Spring received a $25,000 grant from the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Beverage Association according to Montgomery County Media. Funds will be used to provide on-going sports opportunities to children and youth in low-income areas.

Let’s Help Kids received a $1,000 grant from the Annapolis Rotary Club according to Eye On Annapolis. Funds were raised through the club’s annual crab feast.

Montgomery County Department of Transportation's annual Give and Ride program is collecting non-perishable food items for Manna Food Center in exchange for a free bus ride according to Patch. The year's program will run from April 23 - 29.

PRS’ CareRing 2.0 program was featured in the Virginia Connection Newspapers. The program provides regular outbound telephone calls to older Fairfax County residents who are isolated.

Rebuilding Together Alexandria's 30th National Rebuilding Day will take place on April 29, according to Virginia Connection Newspapers. Over 700 volunteers are expected to participate in the day.

April 8 - April 14


Alternative House announced they have changed their name to Second Story according to the Virginia Connection Newspapers. 

The Arc of Northern Virginia received a $124,000 grant from the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities according to The Zebra. Funds will be used to increase access to disability resources for non-english speakers according to the article.

Building Bridges Across the River was featured in WAMU discussing the upcoming Anacostia River Fest.

Children’s Law Center’s work representing a family in Washington DC on the verge of homelessness was featured on FOX5.

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind's upcoming art exhibit "Illuminations and Impressions" was featured on WUSA9.

A report by D.C. Appleseed and the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute was cited in a Washington Post article on the shortage of licensed child-care providers in Washington DC and Mayor Bowser's attempt to address this issue.

HomeAid Northern Virginia announced the appointment of its new Executive Director, Kristyn Burr, in the Virginia Connection Newspapers.

Leadership Center for Excellence's 12th annual gala was featured in the Virginia Connection Newspapers. Over 350 individuals attended the event and helped raise $50,000 for the organization. Additionally, the organization announced the 2017 Leadership Legacy Award recipients in Inside NoVA. Recipients will be honored during the Leadership of Arlington Class of 2017 graduation.

Mary’s Center was featured in A Sweet Life for their work with the Helping Build Healthy Communities Initiative.

PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families' 3D design and print classes for high school students on the autism spectrum was featured on Patch.

PRS was listed among the 2017 Best Nonprofits to Work in the country by the Nonprofit Times.

Sasha Bruce Youthwork was featured in The Washington Post for the work in supporting and providing resources for Washington DC’s homeless youth population.

Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna announced its spring 2017 course schedule in the Virginia Connection Newspapers.

Stop Child Abuse Now was featured in Loudoun Times discussing a recent report released on ways to improve reporting of abused and neglected children.

The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing will send an ensemble of young artists who have experienced the death of a loved one to participate in the Voices of Now Festival according to Broadway World.

Marjorie and Marwah, a mentor/mentee pair from Wright to Read were featured in Virginia Connection Newspapers discussing what mentoring has meant to them.

 

April 1 - April 7

 

ACT for Alexandria's annual Spring2ACTion campaign raised nearly 1.6 million for 158 alexandria nonprofits according to Alexandria News.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington received a $20,000 grant from the Anthem Foundation according to PR Newswire. Funds from the grant were used to purchase new youth recreational equipment and supplies.

Byte Back was featured in DCInno for their work to address the digital divide in Washington DC

The Child and Family Network Center partnered with Ben and Jerry's to celebrate Ben and Jerry’s annual Free Cone Day according to Alexandria News.

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind is partnering with the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at George Washington University to host an exhibit featuring art created by blind or visually impaired artists according to the Washington Post.

The disAbility Resource Center will host their “Independent Living Expo” on May 13 at the Fredericksburg Expo Center in Fredericksburg, VA, according to the organization.

Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is seeking volunteers and corporate sponsors for their 7th annual Run for the Children 8K race & 3K Run/Walk according to MilTech and 3 BL Media. The event will take place on April 29.

HomeAid Northern Virginia's annual Housing Forum was featured in the Virginia Connection Newspapers.

Hopecam, Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, and The Up Center were among 15 Virginia nonprofits that received a Cox Charities grant to help advance youth education initiatives according to Yahoo Finance.

Hope Connections for Cancer Support was featured in Afro American for expanding its services to Prince George’s County.

Hope For The Warriors announced the recipients of their 2017 Warrior's Wish according to Yahoo Finance.

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington joined the Montgomery County Council recently to recognize Holocaust Remembrance Day according to Montgomery County Media.

Martha's Table hosted over 75 elementary students and their family members from Churchill Road Elementary school according to the Virginia Connection Newspapers. The group made over 1900 sandwiches to those in need.

Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy hosted their annual Adult Spelling Bee competition to help raise awareness to barriers that second-language English speakers face according to Montgomery County Media.

The Naval Historical Foundation presented its 2017 Distinguished Service Award to CACI International Inc. Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, Dr. J.P. (Jack) London, during their National Maritime Awards Dinner according to Business Wire.

Rebuilding Together Alexandria will be the beneficiary of proceeds from this year’s Del Ray Business Association’s bar crawl benefit according to Patch. Funds raised will support the National Rebuilding Day on April 29.

Sasha Bruce Youthwork was featured in the New York Times on child abduction in DC and the work they are doing to support homeless and at-risk youth.

A report by SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) highlighting the needs of children in Loudoun County was featured in Loudoun Now. The report also provides recommendations on ways county can support children and their families.

United Way of Frederick County's President and CEO, Kenneth Oldham, was featured in the Frederick News Post discussing programs available to assist seniors and low-income families with tax preparation and filing.

Volunteer Alexandria’s Executive Director, Marion Brunken, penned an article in the Virginia Connection Newspapers in honor of the 10th anniversary of Spring for Alexandria. This year's event will occur on May 12.

Whitman-Walker Health's new facility was featured in Architectural Record for their intentional design and layout.

 

March 25 - March 31

 

Arlington Community Foundation CEO, Wanda Pierce, was profiled in InsideNoVA. Pierce announced that she will step down as CEO after leading the organization for nine years.

Byte Back was honored by WeWork with a Scale Award according to Tech.Co and The Washingtonian. The organization will use the $360,000 prize to expand to Maryland and pilot strategies for national expansion according to the Byte Back’s website.

Calvary Women's Services announced it is a recipient of the Neighborhood Builders award from Bank of America. The $200,000 award will be used to empower women in the Washington, D.C area. 

D.C. Action for Children was featured in The Washington Times discussing the need to increase funding and resources for DC early parenthood programs.

D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute has partnered with dozens of social justice organizations in DC to lobby DC Mayor Muriel Bowser to invest in affordable housing programs across the city according to WAMU.

Generation Hope Executive Director, Nicole Lynn Lewis is honored as a 2017 Washingtonian 40 Under 40. 

Grants Managers Network announced they have changed their name to PEAK Grantmaking to reflect their new strategic vision and direction according to the organization's website.

Higher Achievement DC Metro Executive Director is honored as a 2017 Washingtonian 40 Under 40. 

Hope Connections for Cancer Support was featured in Virginia Connections Newspapers for the work they are doing to educate and support individuals living with cancer and their families.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation will award $225,000 in grants to eight Greater Washington based nonprofits through its Good Neighbor Grants program according to Loudoun Now.

Jewish Federation of Greater Washington was featured on WJLA to promote their sixth annual Good Deeds Day which will take place on April 2.

Latino Economic Development Center was highlighted in a WAMU story on the impact of proposed federal government budget cuts by the Trump administration.

Manna Food Center was featured in an NPR story on the amount of immigrants canceling SNAP benefits due to fear of deportation.

Men Can Stop Rape and DC Rape Crisis Center have partnered to form the DC Coalition to End Sexual Violence according to PR Newswire. The coalition will help bring awareness around sexual assault and work to educate the community through trainings, discussion and other community events.

Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy will host their 4th annual Grown-up Spelling Bee according to Montgomery Community Media.

Montgomery Housing Partnership President, Robert Goldman, was honored as Practitioner of the Year by National NeighborWorks Association according to the organization.

Open Arms Housing Executive Director, Marilyn Kersky-Wolff, penned an article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy advocating for the needs of vunerable women in Washington, DC. 

Rebuilding Together Alexandria's President and CEO, Katharine Dixon, penned an article in Alexandria Gazette discussing the impact that proposed federal budget cuts by the Trump administration could have on Alexandria. Additionally, the group was featured in Virginia Connection Newspapers for the work providing free repair homes for low-income residents.

The Arc of Northern Virginia's Wings for All program was featured in WTOP. The program helps individuals intellectual and developmental disabilities or physical disabilities learn and feel comfortable with air travel.

Thrive DC was featured on USA Today for their partnership with Supporting the Girls, a nonprofit that donates bras and feminine care products to charities serving low-income and homeless women.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s SoberRide initiative received a $5,000 grant from the 395 Express Lanes Community Grant Program according to Potomac Local.


March 18 - March 24


Academy of Hope was featured in The Hill for their work to increase educational and employment opportunities among DC residents with low literacy levels.


Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County will help unveil an updated version of the mural “Penguin Rush Hour” in Silver Spring this month according to Source of the Spring and Bethesda Magazine.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Business Women’s Giving Circle 2016 grantees were recently highlighted in WashingtonExec. Four grantees will participate in WashingtonExec’s STEM Symposium and lead hands-on opportunities for girls in Northern Virginia to explore STEAM.

Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project's (DVRP) Outreach Program Manager, Mariam Rauf, was recently featured in The Huffington Post as one of Muslim American Leadership Alliance (MALA) and The New Agenda's Women of the USA. She wrote about her work experience on MALA's blog

Family Service of Roanoke Valley's new Health and Wellness Interpreters program was featured on WSLS. The program provides assistance to victims of domestic violence who do not speak English.

Fellowship Square Foundation announced the appointment of its new Executive Director, Christy Zeitz, in The Washington Post.

Generation Hope Founder and CEO, Nicole Lynn Lewis, is honored as a 2017 Minority Business Leader by the Washington Business Journal

HomeAid Northern Virginia announced the appointment of its new Executive Director, Kristyn Burr, in The Washington Post.

Legal Aid Justice Center recently received a donation of $193,930 according to Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Funds from the donation will be used to fund a two-year fellowship at the Center.

The Literacy Lab was featured on WJLA for their work training participants in the Leading Men Fellowship program.

Mary’s Center announced that Todd A. Cox, Director of Policy at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc and Michelle Paquin, Managing Director in the Career Management division of The Advisory Board Company, will join its Board of Directors, according to PR.com.

Dr. Marianne Ward-Peradoza as the Dean of Marymount University's School of Business Administration according to Virginia Connection Newspapers. Dr. Ward-Peradoza will assume duties on July 1.

PHILLIPS Building Futures Program's innovative career and technical education for special needs students was featured in the Loudoun Tribune.

Research conducted by Service Year Alliance discussing the value of national service was highlighted in US News.

Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging (SAAA) partnered up with Meals on Wheels America to bring celebrate homebound seniors according to WHAG. SAAA will host homemade cookie contests at its centers this month, with each winning recipes being made by center staff and distributed with Meals on Wheels deliveries.

Shiloh Baptist Church's was featured on WUSA9 for their lawn display bringing attention to the dozens of children that have gone missing around Washington DC area.

Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers President, Tamara Copeland, was named a 2017 Minority Business Leader Honoree by the Washington Business Journal. Copeland is one of 25 Washington Area business leaders inducted in the Class of 2017.


March 11 - March 17
 

Academy of Hope was featured on WTOP for a recent contract they received to install solar panels on the roof of their building. This move will help the organization save between $1,500 - 3,000 a month in energy costs according to the article. 

Act for Alexandria will hold its annual SpringACTion fundraising event on April 5, according to the Alexandria Times.

A Wider Circle interactive poverty simulation was featured on WUSA9. The event helps bring awareness to the real life experiences of Americans living in poverty.

CASA de Maryland helped organize a Baltimore rally in opposition to the latest travel ban and immigration laws according to CBS Baltimore / WJZ and the Baltimore Sun.

Community Foundation for the National Capital Region and the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation have partnered to launch the Resilience Fund, a special fund that will support groups assisting local residents impacted by immigration policies according to Bethesda Magazine and Montgomery Community Media.

DC Central Kitchen was featured in The Huffington Post for their work in helping address hunger in Washington DC.

Food & Friends was featured in WJLA for their work delivering meals to individuals with life changing illnesses. Despite this week's snow and ice storm, staff and volunteers delivered hundreds of meals to clients. Additionally, the organization will hold its annual Dining Out for Life fundraiser on April 6, according to Metro Weekly.

The Gay Men’s Chorus of DC’s How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" was featured in The Huffington Post.

Hope Connections for Cancer Support is celebrating 10 years of service according to Virginia Connection Newspapers.

Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter was mentioned in The Washington Post for the work to support survivors of intimate partner violence.

Martha's Table’s will move its headquarters to SE Washington DC after 37 years in NW Washington DC, according to WJLA. The organization expects to complete the move by May 2018.

N Street Village's “Rise Up Together" gala helped raise a record $1.5 million for the organization according to The Washington Post. Over 900 individuals were in attendance at this year’s gala.

Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia was featured on WAVY-TV to discuss ways that seniors can cook affordable and healthy foods.

A mentor/mentee pair from Wright to Read was featured in Virginia Connection Newspapers discussing what mentoring has meant to them.


March 4 - March 10


Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School teachers are introducing a new subject– solar energy. WTOP recently covered their recently signed a contract to install solar panels on its rooftop. 

Arlington Street People's Assistance Network’s (ASPAN) partnership with Central United Methodist Church (CUMC) was highlighted in the Virginia Connection Newspapers. ASPAN currently provides outreach, case management and medical services to clients of CUMC. 

Rockville Interiors is donating new household items and furniture to A Wider Circle’s warehouse according to WHAG. Donated items include; pillows, reupholstered items, and blinds.

Center for Alexandria’s Children's annual gala was featured in the Alexandria Gazette. Over 270 individuals attended the event and helped raise $117,000 for the organization.

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington DC is introducing the cast of their production "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" in the DC Metro Theater Arts. New interviews with leading cast members will be featured in the online publication each day.

Impact Silver Spring hosted a community forum for Silver Spring and Takoma Park, MD residents to discuss immigration concerns and questions according to Montgomery Community Media.

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington held a gathering of Maryland politicians and other communities of faith to speak out against recent threats of violence against Jewish communities across the country according WTOP. Additionally, the group held a similar event in partnership with the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia in Fairfax, VA according to Virginia Connections Newspapers.

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington is closing their Silver Spring site in an effort to consolidate services in the Greater Washington area according to University of Maryland’s Diamondback Newspaper. Services offered at the Silver Spring site will be absorbed by new sites in Northeast Washington and in Suitland, Maryland according to the article.

Taproot Foundation and BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt will host their 5th Annual Global Pro Bono Summit in Lisbon, Portugal according to Justmeans.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program announced they will partner with Lyft to operate their SoberRide service through 2017 according to Patch.

Whitman-Walker Health's annual Wig Night Out event was featured in Metro Weekly. Proceeds from the event support the organization and the Point Foundation.

February 25 - March 3

Arlington Community Foundation announced that Wanda Pierce will be step down as Executive Director in March after leading the organization for the past 8 years according to Virginia Connection Newspapers.

The Center for Alexandria’s Children celebrated their 10th anniversary during their annual CAC gala according to Alexandria News and Patch.

Community Bridges will host its second annual Career and Innovation Summit this month according to PR Web. This summit will focus on connecting girls with career experts to explore their career goals.

Consumer Health Foundation was featured in Afro American discussing a recent report by the Urban Institute that highlights racial wealth inequities in Washington DC.

DC Scores student-athletes will perform at the groundbreaking ceremony for Audi Field Stadium in Southwest Washington D.C. according to MLSsoccer.

Habitat for Humanity Prince William County will open their Woodbridge ReStore in summer 2017 according to Potomac Local.

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington and the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington will host a press conference along with Maryland elected officials to address recent acts of violence against Jewish communities according to Rockville Patch.

Koinonia Foundation donated 18 Apple iPads to the Key Center, a school that works with individuals with severe intellectual disabilities according to Virginia Connection Newspapers.

Legal Aid Justice Center's Immigration Community Forum was featured on The Charlottesville Newsplex and NBC 29 News. Over 100 people attended the forum. Additionally, the organization was featured on WVTF discussing their thoughts on Virginia’s legal system and how it disadvantages poor Virginians.

Brownie Troop 3173 at Waples Mill Elementary School in Oakton and Hunters Woods Elementary School in Reston is writing and donating refugee welcome cards to Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area according to Virginia Newspaper Connections.

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy's announced the release of their winter edition of Responsive Philanthropy Journal in PR Newswire. This edition highlights the need for philanthropists to financially support causes and organizations that protect vulnerable and marginalized populations.

Offender Aid And Restoration Of Arlington County recognized Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, with the “Reentry Champion Award” during their 9th Annual Second Chance Breakfast according to Alexandria News.

Open Arms Housing Executive Director, Marilyn Kresky-Wolff, penned a blog in the Chronicle of Philanthropy to discuss the needs of vunerable women in Washington, D.C. 

Rebuilding Together Alexandria was featured in Virginia Connection Newspapers discussing their preparation for National Rebuilding Day 2017. Forty teams are expected to participate in the volunteer projects across the city.

Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia recently awarded the President's Award for Volunteerism to the Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group according to Virginian-Pilot.

Sitar Arts Center will host a ribbon cutting for their newly expanded facility in early March according to a PR Web. The new space will allow the Center to offer additional after-school and teen programming.

Taproot Foundation's first town hall series was featured in Justmeans. The event convened pro bono consultants and representatives from the nonprofit, corporate and philanthropic communities to discuss ways that pro bono services could cultivate leaders and engage tech talent.

Whitman-Walker Health and The Capital Pride Alliance collaborated with ABC7 to hold a community roundtable to discuss issues and policies impacting LGBTQ communities. The roundtable was in advance of a screening of ABC’s mini-series “When We Rise."

 

February 18 - February 24



ACT for Alexandria was honored with the 2017 Champion for Children Award by The Center for Alexandria's Children for their efforts to protect neglected and abused children according to the Alexandria Gazette.

Brain Injury Services and Northern Virginia Family Service were among 11 nonprofits in Loudoun County selected to receive grant funding from the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors according to Loudoun Now.

DC Central Kitchen and Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States' “Healthy Corners” initiative was honored with a Healthy10 Award according to Sustainable Brands. This award is given by the US Chamber of Commerce and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to celebrate communities and companies promoting good health.

DC Fiscal Policy Institute Executive Director, Ed Lazere, penned an opinion article in The Washington Post urging DC leaders to halt tax cuts and invest more in affordable housing and education for the city.

Members of the Frederick Board of Aldermen voted to support Frederick County Coalition for the Homeless' plan to end homelessness in the county by 2025 according to Frederick News Post.

Girls on the Run of Montgomery County was awarded a $5,000 grant from The Finish Line Youth Foundation to support its scholarship program according to SGB Media.

Horton's Kids was featured on WJLA7 for their efforts to support and advance underserved youth in SE Washington DC.

Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) was selected as a Pay for Success program grantee by Local Initiatives Support Corporation according to Yahoo News. LAYC will use the funds to help expand its Promoter Pathway Program.

Leadership Montgomery announced they are expanding program services to include corporate citizenship and volunteerism at a service event hosted by Sodexo according to Justmeans. The service event, in its 10th year, supports Manna Food Center’s Smart Sacks program.

Martha’s Table’s Joyful Food Market program was featured on WUSA9. The market, which runs once a month in 28 elementary schools in SE Washington DC.

National Humanities Alliance was quoted in the New York Times on the Trump Administration's proposed elimination of the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities.

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy announced that Jennifer Choi, formerly with the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, will join its leadership team as Vice President and Chief Operating Office according to Yahoo News.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program recently released a report showing that Alcohol and drug related traffic deaths have decreased by 15% according to WTOP.
 

February 11 - February 17
 

The Arc of Greater Prince William/INSIGHT announced they have partnered with Hernandez Insurance Agencies to launch a program that will help support and advance individuals with intellectual disabilities on PR Web.

Bread for the City was featured on Voice of America, discussing the impact a repeal of the Affordable Care Act could have on poor families.

A DC Appleseed report about the shortage of child care providers and rising costs of child care was featured in WTOP.

DC Greens’ partnership with ClickMedix was mentioned in Sci-Tech Today. The two organizations are using data science to help DC residents access fresh produce.

D.C. Vote is organizing their annual "Lobby Day" to petition members of Congress on DC Statehood according to WJLA7.

Doorways for Women, Martha's Table and Miriam's Kitchen continue to see SmarTrip donations coming into their organizations according to Fox Baltimore, Patch, Voice of America and Washington Post. To date, card donations have exceeded 10,000.

Goodwill of Greater Washington was featured in WTOP for their efforts to modernize and expand store locations. The organization has already seen an increase in sales and quality of donations according to the article.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced it's latest grantmaking cycle on PR Newswire, awarding $350,000 to three programs providing academic enrichment opportunities to low-income students.

Junior League of Washington will receive a portion of the proceeds from the W Washington DC's Insider Collection three-day pop-up fashion event according to Bisnow.

Latin American Youth Center was featured on FOX 5 DC, discussing hardships facing immigrant families and their children and ways to address local gang violence.

Legal Aid Justice Center joined forces with the Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP to discuss criminal justice reform according to Charlottesville Newsplex.

N. Street Village received $12.5 million worth of community development lending and investments from Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2016 to help with the construction of 95 affordable housing units for low-income families according to Yahoo Finance.

Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia was featured in The Virginian-Pilot as one of their 2017 Health Care Heroes.


February 4 - February 10


DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table’s annual Sips and Suppers event was featured in BizBash.

Charlottesville’s Legal Aid Justice Center announced that it will partner with The University of Virginia School of Law to launch a pro bono legal clinic according to The Cavalier Daily. The program will work on civil rights and social justice cases.

Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area was featured in Reading Eagle for the work they are doing to support refugees. The organization brought in 1,040 refugees to the Washington area last year according to the article.

Martha's Table and Miriam's Kitchen received an outpouring of Metro SmartTrip cards following the Inauguration and Women's March events according to DCist. Martha’s Table reported they received nearly 10,000 cards on WJLA7.

Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding received an anonymous donation of $500,000 to support their Build to Thrive Campaign according to Patch.com.

Richmond Memorial Health Foundation announced it's latest grantmaking cycle, awarding over $870,000 to 12 Richmond nonprofits according to Richmond.com

The United Way of Frederick County Maryland was featured on WHAG4 for their programming aimed at reducing local high school dropout rates.

Whitman-Walker Health indicated they are prepared to organize a protest if the White House issues a "religious liberties" executive order according to the Washington Blade.


January 28 - February 3


Alexandria Housing Development Corporation is seeking temporary space to house their shelter while it's permanent site is being redeveloped according to Alexandria News. The organization is seeking a space in Alexandria with at least 1500 square feet.

Brain Injury Services advocacy efforts for improvements in services for disabled Virginians and their families was featured in The Washington Times.

A number of nonprofits including Bread for the City, Enterprise Community Partners, Jews United for Justice, The Latino Economic Development Center, and Local Initiatives Support Corporation have joined forces with local developers to raise attention about the need for more affordable housing in DC according to Washington Business Journal.

CASA de Maryland's Executive Director, Gustavo Torres participated in a rally that urged Maryland lawmakers to pass a measure to limit the state's cooperation with deportation authorities according to The Washington Post.

CASA de Maryland and Identity Inc both signed on to an online petition urging Montgomery County education leaders to declare public schools “hate-free zones” according to Bethesda Magazine.

Lutheran Social Services was highlighted in The Washington Post for the work they are doing to support refugee families.

Martha's Table’s and DC Central Kitchen’s annual "Sips and Suppers" was featured in DC Eater and Bisnow. This year’s two-day event saw 1,000 participants and raised over $600,000 for the organizations.

Mary’s Center President & CEO Maria Gomez, was featured in The Hero Effect, a docu-series that highlights individuals making a difference in their community according to PR.com.

Northern Virginia Family Services is hosting their annual bowl-a-thon "Strikes for Stronger Families" on Saturday March 11, according to Prince William Living. Last year the event raised over $57,000 for the organization's shelter and hunger services.

PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families' 3D ThinkLink initiative was featured in 3DPrint.com. The initiative offers 3D printing courses and education for high school students with autism in Virginia.

Rebuilding Together Alexandria shared appreciations for volunteers who help support their building projects in the Alexandria Gazette Packet.

Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy will host a Rally for Unity to show their support for immigrants according to Fauquier Times.

Whitman-Walker Health was featured in a Washington Blade article discussing how recent executive orders by the Trump administration could affect LGBT community service organizations.

 

January 21 - January 27


Britepaths was recently selected as a Foundation For Financial Planning 2017 Grant recipient according to a PR Newswire press release

Casa De Maryland was featured on WJLA and WJZ-TV responding to recent statements and actions by President Trump regarding sanctuary cities and immigration policy changes

Community Ministries of Rockville is celebrating 50 years of service. The organization will host a Volunteer Appreciation Event to kick-off a series of celebrations according to Montgomery Community Media

DC Greens and D.C. Hunger Solutions were featured in Washington City Paper for their efforts to address healthy food access issues in DC's Wards 7 and 8

FACETS hosted 12 employees from Excella Consulting of Arlington for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service according to Virginia Connection Newspapers. The groups were connected through Volunteer Fairfax.

Family Matters of Greater Washington is celebrating 135 years of service according to a press release in Business Wire.

The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington DC announced their production of "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" with an LGBT twist in Broadway World

Jews United for Justice was featured in Jewish Telegraphic Agency for their local advocacy efforts on paid family leave and immigration rights

La Clinica del Pueblo was featured on WJLA for their efforts to help immigrant families navigate health care access and inform them of their rights

Martha's Table and Miriam's Kitchen are collecting DC visitors’ leftover SmarTrip cards from the Inauguration and Women's March events according to WUSA9, WTOP, WAMU 88.5 and NBC4 Washington

Northern Virginia Health Foundation announced a $60,000 grant to Loudoun Hunger Relief and HealthWorks for Northern Virginia to implement a joint pilot program to fight obesity in low-income children according to Loudoun Now

Shepherd's Center of Oakton-Vienna is partnering with the Vienna Department of Parks and Recreation to host a Valentine's Day for mature adults according to The Virginia Connections Newspapers

Taproot Foundation outlined its vision for the future of its pro bono consulting services in Just Means

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Future Fund awarded a $10,000 grant to Chesapeake Conservancy according to Prince William Living

United Way of Frederick County's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program was featured in the Frederick News Post. The program serves individuals who earn less than $54,000 with tax preparation.


January 14 - January 20


ACT for Alexandria’s President and CEO, John Porter, was featured in The Alexandria Times sharing appreciations for the organization's staff and board, as well as other Alexandria nonprofit leaders


The Arlington Community Foundation announced it's latest grantmaking cycle, awarding over $97,000 to 26 Arlington nonprofits according to The Virginia Connection Newspapers

NBC4 reported that over 90 restaurants in DC and Maryland have signed up to donate a portion of their proceeds from the presidential inauguration weekend to local nonprofits including: Ayuda, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, CASA Maryland, The DC Center, Martha's Table, Mary’s Center, N Street Village, and Planned Parenthood.

The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County awarded $143,620 to six local nonprofit organizations according to the Capital Gazette

GlobalGiving welcomed 51 new nonprofits to the GlobalGiving community in January, according to the organization’s website. Each organization graduated from GlobalGiving's Accelerator, a virtual training program and crowdfunding campaign.

HomeAid Northern Virginia announced that Jerry Berman, area president of M/I Homes, will join their board of Directors, according to Chantilly Patch

Mary's Center announced that Jonathan Blum, Executive Vice President, Medical Affairs at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, and Dr. Stuart Butler, Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, will join their board of directors, according to PR Urgent

Project Management for Change partnered with Points of Lights to host their 3rd annual DC Regional Project Management Day of Service. During the event 240 volunteers will contribute over 1,200 hours of service to 60 nonprofits according to Justmeans.

Sunflower Bakery was featured in an NPR story on pathways to employment for individuals with developmental opportunities

Volunteers of America Chesapeake was featured in the Bristol Herald Courier for its expansion of veterans support services to southwest Virginia.

A mentor/mentee pair from Wright to Read was featured in the Alexandria Gazette Packet to discuss the role mentorship has played in their life


January 2 - January 13


Arlington Free Clinic recently received a $10,000 grant by the by the Dominion Foundation according to the Arlington Connection. The grant will be used to support the organization’s Community Bridges Program.

Barbara Harman, with the Catalogue for Philanthropy, Patricia Davies, with Georgetown Ministry Center and Debby Shore, with Sasha Bruce Youthwork, were honored as 2016 Washingtonians of the Year by Washingtonian Magazine.

The Helping Hands fundraising campaign helped raise $195,540 this year for Community of Hope, Homestretch and Sasha Bruce Youthwork, according to The Washington Post. In total, the 3-year campaign has raised over $620,057 for the three organizations.

FACETS is partnering with Excella Consulting to host an MLK Day of Service project according to Fairfax City Patch. The groups will complete a beautification project for the Sojourn House.

Girls Inc. recently received a $2 million grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to support their Bold Futures Mentoring Program according to Benzinga.

Horton’s Kids was featured on WTOP for the work they are doing to support youth in DC.

Jack Cooke Kent Foundation announced that it has selected 597 semi-finalists for its 2017 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The scholarship will provide up to 60 low-income students with as much as $40,000 per year for up to three years to complete bachelor's degrees according to Yahoo News.

Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter and Volunteers of America Chesapeake were featured in the Loudoun Tribune for the work they are doing to support survivors of domestic violence and individuals seeking shelter respectively.

Mary’s Center was recently named Washington’s Most Innovative PR & Marketing Team 2016 by Corporate America News magazine according to a SAT Press Release. Additionally, the Pepco Holdings Inc. Community Foundation Energy Assistance Program recently awarded Mary's Center with $80,000 to assist Prince's George's County residents expanding financial hardships with their electric and/or gas bills according to PR.com.

Montgomery County Giant Food stores will host a two-day food drive to support Manna Food Center according to Bethesda Patch.

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington recently hosted over 20 faith leaders for a ceremonial blessing of their new facility in Northwest DC according to the DCist. Planned Parenthood was also featured on ABC12 discussing budget challenges they may face with the swearing in of the new congress and potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities served as an advocate in a 40 year lawsuit against DC over treatment of people with developmental disabilities according to WAMU

Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia partnered with Atlantic Bay Cares, the philanthropic arm of Virginia Beach-based Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group for its 15th annual Senior Wish List program according to the Virginian-Pilot. Each year Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group employees donate gifts to be distributed to the seniors for Christmas.

United Way of Frederick County Maryland has partnered with BGE HOME to donate and install a heating and AC unit for a Frederick County family as a part of their holiday giveaways according to WHAG4. Additionally, United Way of Frederick County Maryland was featured on WHAG4 to discuss the realities facing poor families in Maryland and ways the organization is helping provide access to affordable housing.


December 31 - January 6 
 

Arlington Thrive will host its "Resolve to Run" running training program this winter according to The Arlington Connection. This program helps individuals prepare for the George Washington Parkway Classic Race

A coalition of 20 DC restaurants have agreed to donate a portion of their proceeds from the presidential inauguration weekend to several nonprofits including Ayuda, Martha's Table, Mary’s Center, Planned Parenthood and Thrive DC according to, WTOP, The Hill, FOX5 and The Washingtonian. This effort is apart of the groups “All in Service” fundraising initiative.

Bright Beginnings has partnered with LIFT-DC and will offer Bright Beginnings parents one-on-one coaching sessions according to the organization

Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness, D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute, and Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless were featured in The New York Times on the homelessness rates in DC compared to the national average and rising rent costs

Cornerstone Montgomery, Interfaith Works, and CCI Health & Wellness have partnered to open a facility that will offer shelter and other safety-net services for women and families in Montgomery County according to WHAG and Bethesda Magazine

DC Central Kitchen was the recipient of a donation from the Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School Student Council to help support hunger relief efforts according to the Falls Church News-Press

Ford’s Theatre Society's "A Christmas Carol" performance donation drive raised $88,067 for Food and Friends according to Metro Weekly. Over the past eight years the drive has raised over $639,595 for various Washington-area based nonprofits

Generation Hope was featured in The Washington Post for their work in providing mentorship and college scholarships to teen mothers

Leadership Montgomery and Corporate Volunteer Council announced have merged according Bethesda Magazine. Both organizations will operate under the Leadership Montgomery name.

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance was featured in The Hill, for their advocacy of immigration enforcement policy changes with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Recommended changes would prohibit profiling on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, religion, language, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Northern Virginia Family Service's SERVE program received a donation of 50 coats and the proceeds from hot chocolate and coffee sales from Zandra's Taqueria's “Warm Up the Community" clothing drive according to Manassas Local

United Methodist Family Services recently received a $160,000 Robins Foundation Community Innovation Grant according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Additionally, the organization was featured in The News & Advance on the Virginia foster care system and needs for more foster families.

Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy recently honored a local pastor with their Citizen of the Year award for his work in the community according to The Virginia Gazette

Washington Regional Alcohol Program was featured in WTOP and Alexandria News for their efforts to decrease the amount of impaired drivers on the road. The organization provided 336 cab rides this new year's eve according to the article.

 

December 24 - December 30



The Alice Ferguson Foundation discussed ways families can reduce their waste/trash this holiday season in Voices of America

Busboys and Poets is teaming up with Bread for the City and Planned Parenthood DC to host the Peace Ball: Voices of Hope and Resistance on January 19, according to the DCist. The event is expected to draw around 3000 attendees.

The Catalogue for Philanthropy and its members were highlighted in The Washingtonian to help promote end-of-year charitable giving

Cornerstone Montgomery's Studio In-Sight program was featured in The Washington Post. The program matched artists and participants for guidance and inspiration according to the Post’s article

“Beyond Second Chances”, a report by the Council for Court Excellence was recently featured in The Washington Post. The report highlights the realities individuals face as they exit the prison system and return to life in Washington DC.

D.C. Central Kitchen’s culinary training program was featured in The Washington Post for it’s work in decreasing recidivism and increasing employment opportunities for individuals exiting the prison system

Legal Aid Justice Center was featured on WVTF Public Radio for its advocacy work on behalf of youth involved in the juvenile justice system

Lorton Community Action Center hosted over 254 families for their Christmas package handout at the Moose Family Center in Lorton according to the Lorton Connection

Lutheran Family Services discussed some of the contributing factors to teen homelessness in GayRVA

Sasha Bruce Youthwork was featured in The Washington Post for their work to provide homeless teens in DC with a safe space to eat, shower and sleep

Torpedo Factory Art Center will host four emerging artists for a three-month fellowship starting in January 2017 according to the Old Town Alexandria Patch

Volunteers of America Chesapeake will expanded services in Virginia to an additional 23 counties according to Alexandria News

The Women’s Collective was featured in The Washington Post for their efforts to increase awareness and use of PrEP, an HIV preventive drug among African American women in DC



December 17 - December 23



A Wider Circle was featured on WUSA9 for their holiday gift donations to families in need. The organization anticipates it will provide over 2,500 individuals with gifts this season.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington is partnering with College Concierge to offer college planning assistance to youth and their families according to SAT Press Release

Byte Back was named as a recipient of a Hearst Foundations grant according to Web Wire

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Business Women’s Giving Circle announced $45,000, in grant funding to support STEAM education, leadership and entrepreneurship programs for girls according to Prince William Living

DC Central Kitchen was highlighted in The Blaze and US News & World Report, for their partnership with Rock Creek Park’s deer management program. Since the program launched, DC Central Kitchen has received over 6000 lbs of venison to help feed clients.

Herndon-Reston Friendly Instant Sympathetic Help (FISH) will provide food and toys for over 160 families this holiday season according to The Reston Connection

Homestretch was featured in The Washington Post for their work with homeless and low-income families in Fairfax County, as a part of the Helping Hand initiative

Koinonia Foundation’s Christmas Wishes event was featured in The Springfield Connection. This year’s event will serve over 75 families and 12 seniors.

Mary’s Center handed out over 1000 toys during their annual holiday giveaway according to WJLA7

Sasha Bruce’s REACH House, a program that supports and houses male youth recently released from jail, was featured in The Washington Post as a part of their Helping Hand initiative

The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command was featured on Fox5 for receiving a gold coin in one of their holiday donation kettles that may be worth as much as $1,200

Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) recently held it’s annual 2016 Law Enforcement Awards of Excellence for Impaired Driving Prevention according to Alexandria News. Fourteen Greater Washington officers were honored this year for their efforts in helping combat drunk driving. Additionally, WRAP was featured on The Hampton Roads Show to discuss Virginia’s Checkpoint Strikeforce Campaign.



December 10 - December 16



The Arc of Northern Virginia will offer educational workshops on disability topics to companies in Northern Virginia as a part of a newly launched initiative according to Falls Church News-Press

The Community Foundation of Frederick County announced it's FY17 grantmaking cycle, awarding over $216,000 to 35 Frederick County nonprofits according to The Frederick New-Post

Council for Court Excellence was featured in The Washington Post and WJLA7 for a recent report they released calling attention to the lack of opportunities for ex-offenders in DC. The report commended D.C. Central Kitchen for their work in offering job training programs ex- offenders.

The International Spy Museum in DC was featured in The Washington Post, WTOP, and Fox5dc for their first Autism Access Day event. Museum staff made specific adjustments to the facility to better accommodate individuals with Autism and their families.

Lutheran Family Services of Virginia was featured on CBS19 for their upcoming talent show that their Day Support Program participants will be put on for the community

Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Community of Hope and Homestretch were featured in The Washington Post on their respective foundings, as a part of The Post's Helping Hands spotlight

The National Children's Center has sold their headquarters in NW DC to Christian Media Corp. according to The Washington Business Journal

United Community Ministries reported that they collected over 12,000 pounds of food donations this year in The Connection

 

December 3 - December 9



The Alliance for Housing Solutions’ eighth annual Ellen M. Bozman Affordable Housing Awards was featured in InsideNOVA. Over 150 civic leaders attended this year's event held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

A Wider Circle will relocate to Silver Spring’s Center for Community Service building in January 2017 and undertake renovating the building in order to expand its services according to Source of the Spring

Ayuda was featured on WJLA7 for a donation they will receive from the creators of a community awareness campaign based in DC’s Petworth neighborhood. Residents have been displaying yard signs with messages in multiple languages that promote community and tolerance.

The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region – Prince George’s County received a $250,000 from the new MGM National Harbor Casino as a part of the casino’s Community Benefits Agreement with Prince George’s County according to Justmeans

Junior Achievement of Greater Washington hosted their 29th annual Washington Business Hall of Fame where they indicted four laureates and raised over $1.3 million according to Bisnow

Loudoun Hunger Relief and Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter received the proceeds from this year’s Loudoun Empty Bowls event according to Loudoun Times-Mirror. This annual event brings together local artists and community advocates to fight hunger and injustice in Loudoun.

Lutheran Family Services' Community Compassion Project was featured in The Bristol Herald Courier. The campaign will be an art feature that uses shoes to tell community members stories.

Martha's Table's Joyful Food Markets program was featured on WTOP for it’s work in bringing access to healthy food to individuals in Wards 7 and 8

Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless is seeking gift donations for families they serve according to WHAG4. They are also looking for gift wrapping supply donations.

Sasha Bruce Youthwork was featured in The Washington Post for their work in building opportunities for low-income families to access affordable housing

Stepping Stone Shelter will receive a donation of 315 new children's books from Geneva Day School Kindergarten class according to Potomac Patch

Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Shelter House and Northern Virginia Family Service are among the partners providing services in the new Fairfax County Domestic Violence Action Center. The multi-agency center consists of government and nonprofit partners and will offer services to individuals experiencing sexual and/or domestic violence according to The Connection.

The Washington DC Police Foundation's 9th annual Heroes and Helpers event was featured on WJLA7. Nearly 100 youth were provided with target gift cards to purchase holiday items for themselves and family members.

Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, Bread for the City, and the D.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence partnered up to voice their concerns about DC Mayor Bowser's proposed legislation to limit homeless sheltering services to DC residents according to the Washington City Paper.
 

November 29 - December 2


The American Red Cross National Capital Region’s 2016 Salute to Service Gala was featured in WashingtonExec

The Arc of Northern Virginia, Montgomery Community Television, Inc. and Hopkins House were recently named as recipients of a NBCUniversal Foundation 21st Century Solutions grant according to NBC4

The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington was featured in The Washington Post on ways they are highlighting and supporting small nonprofits across the region

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence was featured in c-ville on ways they are helping spark and advance innovation in nonprofits as they work to solve community challenges. Additionally, the organization was featured in Charlottesville Tomorrow for their recent Philanthropy Day Luncheon where they hosted Aspen Institute’s Forum for Community Solutions Chair, Melody Barnes, as their keynote speaker

The Community Foundation of Frederick County recently named five new members to its board of trustees according to The Frederick News-Post

D.C. Urban Gardens was featured on PBS NewsHour for their work in expanding access to fresh and affordable produce as well as community gardening in Southeast DC

DC Greens was featured on Bright for their work in ensuring the success and sustainability of school gardens across DC

Junior Achievement of Greater Washington will induct five new laureates at its annual black-tie gala and awards ceremony according to Bethesda Patch

Martha's Table was selected as an Honorable Mention for the Mutual of America Community Partnership Award according to PR Newswire. Additionally, the organization was featured on WUSA9 for a recent donation of feminine hygiene products from a Silver Spring community member and LOLA, a tampon manufacture.

Northern Virginia Family Service presented Towne Park with a 2016 CARE Award according to Business Wire. This award "recognizes companies with outstanding employee engagement and culture, progressive family-friendly policies and deep community impact." In addition to Towne Park, 15 other local businesses were recognized as well.

Sasha Bruce Youthwork’s POWER program was featured in The Washington Post for their work in providing comprehensive sex education to young people in DC. Additionally the organization was featured in The Washington Post on ways they are looking to support individuals who have been involved in the justice system.

A Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna volunteer was honored with the 2016 Donald Owen Smith National Volunteer Leadership Award from Shepherd’s Center of America according to The Connection

 

November 22 - November 28


Beacon House was featured on WUSA9 for their efforts to raise funds to send participants in their football program to the American Youth Football National Championship Tournament in Orlando, FL 

Family Service of Roanoke Valley was featured in The Roanoke Times and WSLS10 for a new initiative launched, in partnership with three other local nonprofits and the Department of Criminal Justice, that will offer interpretive services to local refugees and victims of crimes who do not speak English

Hundreds of volunteers spent time with Food and Friends on Thanksgiving Day to deliver around 3,500 meals to individuals fighting HIV and Cancer according to WTOP

Southeastern Grocers helped raise over $280,000 for Hope For Warriors this holiday season through their Veterans Wall of Honor community donation program according to Business Wire

Interfaith Works and Manna Food Center were featured in The Connection on ways that nonprofits can engage younger generations in service and volunteerism. Additionally, Manna Food Center was the recipient of a $4,000 grant from the Dick and Jody Vilardo Foundation, according to Montgomery County Media.

Mary’s Center was named as a “2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits according to a Satellite Press Release

Rebuilding Together Alexandria was featured in The Alexandria Gazette Packet on a recent weatherization project completed for 20 Alexandria homes. Volunteers included employees from PGAL and members of Westminster Presbyterian Church

Shepherd's Center of Oakton-Vienna partnered with the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department to host this year's Bountiful Harvest event, which brought about 90 seniors together for a community building lunch according to Fairfax County Times

Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church was mentioned in Fairfax County Times for their work to teach and advance environmental and green practices

Thrive DC was featured on WUSA9 for their work in helping support DC's homeless population


November 15 - November 21
 

Academy of Hope Public Charter School was featured on WJLA7 for their work in helping increase adult literacy levels in the DC area

The Arlington Community Foundation reflected on its founding and growth over that past 25 years in InsideNOVA

A Commonwealth Institute report indicating that Virginia schools are becoming more racially and economically segregated was featured in The Washington Post

Community Advocates for Family and Youth was featured on NBC4 for their work in preparing and supporting youth who have witnessed a crime to testify in court

More than 100 people, including United States Senator Dan Sullivan (Alaska), participated in Covenant House Washington's Sleep Out event to raise awareness about youth homelessness according to KTVA11.

Over 300 individuals attended FACETS 17th annual “A Taste of Fall with FACETS" according to The Connection. The event raised over $80,000 for the organization.

Food & Friends is partnering with Ford's Theatre Society to collect food donations during their 2016 production of A Christmas Carol according to Broadway World

Grantmakers In Health's CEO, Faith Mitchell was featured on the Champions for Social Good Podcast to discuss trends in health philanthropy. The full interview can be found on 3BL Media. Additionally, Mitchell penned an article in The Stanford Social Innovation Review on improving health outcomes for communities.

HomeAid Northern Virginia was featured on DCW50 for their partnership with a local food truck business to offer hot meals and winter care packs to homeless individuals in Woodridge, VA, in honor of National Hunger and Homelessness Week

Lorton Community Action Center and Britepaths teamed up to collect over 7,500 pounds of food for families in need according to the Fairfax Connection

Manna Food Center and Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless were featured in Montgomery Community Media and Rockville Patch on food donation needs for the upcoming holiday season. Manna is seeking 1,900 turkey donations from community members to help feed families in need.

SCAN hosted their 14th Annual Toast to Hope fundraiser where they honored Leana Katz (SCAN and CASA Volunteer) with the 2016 Cleary Award. Over 200 guests attended the event and the organization raised over $115,000, according to Alexandria News.

United Community Ministries' annual Capitol Steps Benefit for UCM was featured in the Greater Alexandria Patch. Over 300 individuals attended this year's event raising over $75,000 for the organization.


November 8 - November 14


The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington was featured in The Washington Post on a program launched to help connect youth from low-income families to SAT prep resources

The Campagna Center was recently honored by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce as the 2016 Association/Nonprofit Business of the year according to The Connection

DC Central Kitchen’s 13th Annual Food Fight was featured in The Washingtonian and Bisnow. This year’s event brought in over $694,000 to support the organization's work.

DC Scores was featured in The Washington Post on millennial volunteering trends and ways they are working to engage the generation in community service opportunities

The District Alliance for Safe Housing was interviewed by NBC4 about some of the challenges facing survivors of intimate partner and domestic violence and ways they are working to support individuals experiencing those challenges

Girls on the Run of Montgomery County and Rebuilding Together Montgomery County were two of six Gaithersburg nonprofit selected to receive proceeds from the 2016 Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival according to Gaithersburg Patch

The Legal Aid Justice Center applaud a recent decision by the U.S. Department of Justice, declaring a Virginia law that suspends a driver's licenses for unpaid court costs and unconstitutional in the Daily Press

Montgomery Hospice was selected to receive proceeds from this year’s St. John’s Bazaar hosted by St. John’s Episcopal Church according to Montgomery Advertiser

Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Community of Hope and Homestretch were featured in The Washington Post for their involvement in the Post's annual Helping Hand Fundraiser. Funds raised will help support these organization’s work with support homeless youth and families

The National Black Justice Coalition has tapped Anika Simpson, Ph.D., as co-chair of their HBCU LGBTQ-Equality Initiative according to Morgan State University. Dr. Simpson is an associate professor in Morgan’s Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and the coordinator of the University’s Women’s and Gender Studies program.

The United Way of Central Maryland named Franklyn Baker (formerly with Greenpeace USA, Volunteers of America Chesapeake and the Children's National Health System) as their new CEO according to The Baltimore Sun. Baker will officially take over CEO duties on November 28.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington's Sr. Pastor recently traveled to North Dakota to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as they to stop the Dakota Access pipeline, according to the Falls Church News-Press


November 1 - November 7


Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School was featured in The Washington Post on the impact of low adult literacy on poor families in the District and ways they are working to address the crisis

Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network was one of two organizations selected to receive the proceeds from this year's Keller Williams Realty ninth Annual "Bridging the Gap" Gala according to InsideNOVA.com

CASA de Maryland was featured on WJZ13 for a lawsuit they have brought on behalf of the victims of a August Silver Spring explosion that left over 150 individuals displaced

DC Greens was featured in The Washington Post on their founding and efforts to increase the amount of DC youth participating in school gardening

DC Vote was featured in USA Today on the importance of DC residents voting

The LGBT Community Center of Baltimore recently held a community town hall meeting for Baltimore residents and provided an update opportunities that lay ahead for the organization in 2017 according to The Washington Blade

Housing Unlimited was featured on WHAG4 for their work in providing housing for individuals with mental illnesses. Currently, 185 individuals are being housed in 60 homes.

Men Can Stop Rape and the Latin American Youth Center were featured on NBC4 for their work in educating youth about domestic and intimate partner abuse

Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia is partnering with Peninsula Agency on Aging and a local cab company to offer seniors rides to local polling places according to WAVY-TV

The Campagna Center announced that Nellie Brooks Quander will serve as Grand Marshal of their 46th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Parade according in the Alexandria Gazette Packet

The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) was featured in PR Newswire for a recent survey they conducted on civic engagement and black women

The Partnership for Food Safety Education has launched "The Story of your Dinner" campaign to highlight safety practices in the kitchen in advance of the holiday season according to 3BL Media

The United Way of Frederick County has teamed up with Unity Campaign to help raise money for basic human needs and at-risk youth programs according to the Frederick News-Post

Whitman-Walker Health was featured in NBC4 for their 30th annual Walk and 5k Run to End HIV. This year’s event will also feature a Brunch to End HIV component, with 12 DC bars and restaurants donating a portion of their proceeds to Whitman-Walker Health.


October 25 - October 31

 

The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Motown Experience Gala was featured in The Connection

Britepaths and Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance teamed up to pen a Washington Post blog post in support of a proposed Fairfax County meals tax. A number of other local nonprofits have signed on in support of the tax, including: AHC Inc., AHOME, Brain Injury Services, Homestretch, ECHO, Just Neighbors, Habitat for Humanity, the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, the Lorton Action Community Center, the Arc of Northern Virginia and United Community Ministries.


Caregiver Action Network announced that it has teamed up with Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. to help raise awareness about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) according to PR Newswire

 

DC Action for Children commented on the DC Department of Health’s decision to adjust how it assigns DCPS school nurse coverage in The Washington Post

 

Hope for The Warriors was named the beneficiary of the 2016 Skinner Round-up. This year’s event raised over $220,000 for the organization according to Fox Sports

 

Identity Inc. and Family Services Inc. were featured in The Washington Post on the rising costs of youth sports and the impact it’s having on youth from low-income families and their ability to participate in sporting activities

 

Leadership Greater Washington held their Future of Washington event which previewed the Region’s rebranding efforts according to the Washington Business Journal

 

Mary's Center hosted NBC4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer and American Ninja Warrior Season 7 Finalist Sean Darling-Hammond for a tour of their new Fort Totten clinic that is scheduled to open November 1, according to PR Urgent

 

Northern Virginia Family Service's received a $50,000 grant from Bank of America to continue their anti-hunger work in Prince William County according to Dale City Patch

 

Pathway Homes, Inc. partnered with three local nonprofits to host the “Together on the Pathway to Wellness” conference according to The Falls Church Patch

 

Pathway Homes, Inc. was featured in Fairfax Times for their Help the Homeless Walk which raised around $50,000

 

Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia is providing Hampton Roads seniors with free rides to voting sites on Election Day according to The Virginian-Pilot

 

The Loudoun Impact Fund, a joint initiative of The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and two other local foundations, awarded over $96,000 in grants to ten nonprofits supporting the youth and elderly populations according to Loudoun Times

 

United Way of Frederick County was featured in The Frederick News-Post on a few recent additions to the organization’s leadership team and board of directors

 

The World Federation for Mental Health was featured in The Huffington Post for their work in raising mental health awareness world-wide 



October 18 - October 24

 

Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School students were featured in The Afro on a recent meeting they held with D.C. Councilmembers David Grosso and Elissa Silverman, to lobby for more resources during National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

 

A Wider Circle was mentioned in a NBC News story on the rise of poor residents in urban areas being pushed into the suburbs and challenges they are facing as a result

 

 

Bright Beginnings Inc. received a $400,000 donation from Washington Wizards player John Wall, according to Spare Change News

 

 

The SunTrust Foundation presented Capital Area Asset Builders with their Lighting the Way Award and a $50,000 grant according to The Afro

 

 

Center for Digital Democracy was interviewed by the The New York Times, CBS News and USA Today on AT&T's buyout of Time Warner The Campagna Center was recently awarded Nonprofit Business of the Year by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce according to the Old Town Alexandria Patch

 

 

Community Foundation for Prince George’s County and the Greater Washington Board of Trade were quoted in the Washington Post on the new MGM National Harbor casino resort coming to Oxon Hill, MD

 

 DC Lawyers for Youth was featured in a Think Progress article on changes to DC’s juvenile justice system

 

 Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates awarded a local resident with their May Cook Heart of Gold Award according to Fairfax Times

 

Hope House was featured in Fredericksburg.com on their partnership with Craft Soap Co., a local natural product soap company. Each product that the company sells, the same product will be donated to one of three nonprofits, including Hope House

 

Mary's Center was awarded $50,000 by the National Football League and American Cancer Society for its efforts on breast cancer research according to PR Urgent

 

Northern Virginia Family Services received a grant from Virginia Health Care Foundation to hire a caseworker to work with uninsured patients according to Loudoun Now

 

Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program has partnered with Fairfax County Sheriff's office to launch a community engagement program for youth according to The Arlington Connection

 

Service Year Alliance was featured as a nonprofit merger case study in Stanford Social Innovation Review

 

The Jack Kent Cook Foundation was recently awarded the Arts Philanthropy Award by the Arts Council of Fairfax County according to Fairfax Times

 

Thrive DC raised nearly $16,000 at their Vida Thrive 5K Run and Walk at Hains Point fundraiser according to WUSA9. Additionally, WJLA7 aired a story on Thrive DC and their new music therapy program. After a news story recently aired about someone stealing the organizations music instruments, a donor stepped up to fund a music therapy program.

 

Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington was mentioned in The Arlington Connection for their involvement in VOICE (Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement), an organization promoting social justice and stronger gun safety efforts

 

Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers welcomed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as a marketing and thought partner for their Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative according to 3BL Media



October 10 - October 17, 2016:

 

A Wider Circle was recently awarded an HMSHOST Foundation Grant according to the Silver Spring Patch.

Bethesda Green held it's 7th Annual Green Champion Awards according to Montgomery County Media. The organization honored individuals, companies, and nonprofits for their leadership in advancing energy efficient and sustainable practices.

Bread for the City and Enterprise Community Partners were mentioned in a WAMU 88.5 article on lack of funding from the city for affordable housing in the District.

CASA of Prince George’s County was featured in Andrews Gazette on their upcoming Annual World of Wheels for CASA fundraising event.

Cornerstone Montgomery was featured on WHAG4 on their involvement in the "I Nailed it” Campaign, and new initiative aimed at generating attention to the importance of mental health awareness.

DC Bar Foundation was featured in The Washington Post on proposed DC Council legislation that would help low-income residents access and pay for legal counsel for certain types of cases.

Fairfax Library Foundation was featured in the McLean Patch on their upcoming Library Jubilee fundraising event.

Gandhi Brigade Youth Media was featured in Montgomery County Media on the premiere of their documentary "To Serve and Protect?"

Georgetown Ministry Center was featured in The Georgetown Dish for their Annual Spirit of Georgetown event.

Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C was featured on WJLA7 for their efforts to build and rehabilitate over 40 homes in DC's Ivy City community.

HomeAid will hold their 15th Anniversary Gala and Auction on November 5th, according to the Chantilly Patch.

Junior Achievement of Greater Washington was featured in The Baltimore Sun on the work they are doing to teach Maryland middle school students financial literacy skills.

Manna Food Center was featured in Montgomery County Media on the grand opening of their new food distribution center in Silver Spring, MD. 

Mary's Center’s Founder and CEO, Maria Gomez, will be featured in "The Hero Effect", a docu-series that will highlight 10 individuals making a difference in their community according to The Broadway Network. This docu-series will be featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

The National Peace Corps Association pledged funds to the Obama’s Let Girls Learn Initiative to support Peace Corps volunteers’ work according to The Washington Post.

The Washington Board of Trade was mentioned in Inside NOVA on their recent Capital Region Business Forum that convened leaders from across the Greater Washington Region to discuss issues and opportunities facing the area.


October 1 - October 10, 2016: 


The Aluminum Association announced additions to their Board of Directors and Executive Leadership team in the PR Newswire.

American Red Cross in the National Capital Region was featured on WTOP about Hurricane Matthew, and ways that local community members can help.

Bethesda Green announced their 2016 Green Award Winners according to the Bethesda Beat. Manna Food Center was among this year's Innovation Award recipients.

NCTA Foundation awarded a total of $325,000 in grant funding to BUILD Metro DC, Byte Back, Inc. and A Wider Circle according to Multichannel News.

Byte Back was featured in a segment on WJLA about their free computer training courses.

Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) celebrated 35 years of service with their annual anniversary celebration and awards ceremony last week according to the Capital Wire PR

DC Central Kitchen was featured in Munchies on ways they are using "ugly" fruits and veggies usually discarded to feed residents who are not able to afford healthy food.

DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence was featured in a WUSA9 segment about domestic violence and their campaign to raise awareness about the issue. Additionally, the organization was featured on SELF.com.

disAbility Resource Center is holding workshops in Frederick MD, to help community members learn about recent updates to the Americans with Disabilities Act and how it applies to them according to Fredericksburg.com.

District Alliance for Safe Housing was featured in a NBC4 segment on domestic violence and the lack of housing options for domestic violence survivors.

Doorways for Women and Families was featured in WTOP on an domestic violence awareness campaign and fundraiser they are doing in partnership with the Arlington County Police Department.

Healthy Building Network is partnering with Google on the release of an app aimed at helping organizations and companies raise their awareness of the human and environmental impacts of certain building materials according to eWEEK

Institute for Policy Studies was mentioned in The New Yorker on the expanding wealth divide between black and white American’s.

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington and Jewish Community Relations Council will host Vice President Joe Biden at a memorial service for former Israeli president and prime minister Shimon Peres according to Politico and The Hill.

Legal Aid Justice Center was featured in The Washington Post and WTOP on a lawsuit filed against the VA Department of Motor Vehicles claiming that a VA statute that suspends a person's licenses for unpaid fines and court costs is unconstitutional.

Manna Food Center was featured in Montgomery County Media on the launch of Food for Fines in partnership with Montgomery County Public Libraries. Individuals with library fines can “earn $1 for each donated food item toward payment of existing library fines.”

Rebuilding Together Alexandria raised over $50,000 at their recent "Raise the Roof" fundraiser held at Port City Brewery according to the Alexandria Gazette Packet.

Shiloh Baptist Church celebrated its 150th Anniversary according the Richmond Times Dispatch.

Southeast Ministry, Goodwill Excel Center and Academy of Hope were mentioned in an article about Adult Education and Family Literacy Week in Education Watchdog.

The Free Arlington Clinic was featured in The Connection on their work with uninsured residents in Arlington and their upcoming Annual Gala that will be held later this month.

The White House Historical Association was featured in Washington Life celebrating the 36th annual White House Christmas Ornament Launch. This year’s ornament honors America's firefighters.

United Way of Frederick County was featured in a WHAG4 segment on their 5th annual Day of Action event. Over 120 volunteers and supporters came out to participate in community service projects.

Youth For Tomorrow is celebrating 30 years and it's new facility that was constructed by HomeAid Northern Virginia in Bristow VA, according to Patch and Alexandria News.