“Neighbors in Need Fund” Awards $450K+ to Area Charities Providing Critical Safety-Net Services
United Communities Against Poverty|
Capitol Heights, MD
To support basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter
United Community Ministries - Community Solutions
To support the basic needs program, providing low-income families and individuals with food, eviction- and utility shut-off prevention, and related assistance
Institutional Capacity-Building Grants (2 grants, $40,000 total)
Center for Nonprofit Advancement
To support start-up costs for “Back Office in a Box,” providing high-quality accounting services, and act as a one-stop shop for nonprofits that need assistance with financial management.
Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington
To support New Ways of Working Together, a five-part series focused on helping nonprofit leaders develop the tools and learn about the available options regarding strategic restructuring. Note: $5,000 of this grant is earmarked for scholarships for nonprofits to attend the series.
Founded in 1973, The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region manages nearly 700 charitable-giving funds established by individuals, families, corporations and other organizations. The Foundation also has its own discretionary grant-making dollars. In FY2008, The Foundation distributed more than $91 million in grants to nonprofit organizations in the Washington, DC region and beyond. The Foundation has three affiliates – Alexandria Community Trust, The Montgomery County Community Foundation, and The Prince George's Community Foundation. For more information, visit www.thecommunityfoundation.org.
- Terri L. Freeman