“Neighbors in Need Fund” Awards $450K+ to Area Charities Providing Critical Safety-Net Services
With experts predicting a recession both long and deep, the Fund will support immediate and long-term needs. Some grants will continue to help food banks stock their shelves and shelters house more homeless people, and other grants will help strengthen the internal operations of nonprofit agencies throughout the Washington, DC region. “Almost by definition, nonprofits are fragile organizations,” Freeman continues, “and it's no more ‘business as usual.’ The Neighbors in Need Fund will help our nonprofits become stronger, smarter, more efficient, and open to greater collaboration so that they can weather this storm -- and future ones, too.”
A complete list of Neighbors in Need Fund grantees follows:
Direct-Services Grants (27 grants, $415,000 total)
Dunn Loring, VA
To support transitional housing program and outreach program for homeless teenagers
Annandale Christian Community for Action
To provide emergency financial assistance to families and individuals
Arlingtonians Meeting Emergency Needs, Inc.
To support the emergency financial assistance program for Arlington residents
Bethany House of Northern Virginia, Inc.
To operate shelters for women and children who have experienced domestic violence
Bread for the City
To provide comprehensive support services to economically vulnerable residents of Washington, DC
Carpenter's Shelter, Inc.
To support emergency assistance, such as food, rent, and utilities, for families
Catholic Charities Foundation
To provide emergency financial assistance for individuals
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington
To provide shelter, food, clothing and emergency financial assistance to low-income adults and children
Community Crisis Services, Inc.
To support the addition of up to 50 additional beds for homeless individuals and families
DC Central Kitchen, Inc.
To provide food to area meal programs and individuals
Dinner Program for Homeless Women
To support meals and emergency services
- Terri L. Freeman