The Washington Post Helping Hand

The Washington Post has launched Helping Hand, a new nonprofit giving initiative. Helping Hand seeks to facilitate significant financial donations directly to human service nonprofit organizations in the Washington, D.C. metro area through high-impact, in-depth narratives about those in need and the programs that assist them.

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Donations will be accepted this winter, please check back for more information.

Charitable Giving Archive

The Washington Post to launch new giving initiative

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Later this summer, The Washington Post will launch a new giving initiative called The Washington Post Helping Hand.

Learning academy gets students in class on Saturdays

George B. Thomas Sr. Learning Academy receives $25,000 Washington Post Charities Grant

Reading Partners helps D.C. students read at grade level

Reading Partners pairs below-grade-level readers in D.C. schools with tutors twice a week.

Nonprofit helps disadvantaged teens succeed in school

Ninety-nine percent of graduates from Capital Partners for Education finish school and enroll in college.

Everybody Wins! DC pairs students, reading mentors

Everybody Wins! DC works with 4,500 elementary school students at 37 low-income schools in D.C.

Mentors, Inc. guides D.C. students to graduation

A longtime high school mentoring program turns to eighth grade to help get more students to the stage.

Horton’s Kids pairs adult tutors with Ward 8 children

Horton’s Kids, founded in 1989 by a former Capitol Hill staffer, recently received a $30,000 grant.

Six Local Nonprofits Receive Funding Through The Washington Post Charities

Organizations are focused on improving education for Washington, D.C.-area’s underserved youth.

Through The Washington Post Charities: $155,000 in Grants Awarded to Six Local Nonprofits

The grant recipients include Beacon House Community Ministry, Educacion Para Nuestro Futuro, Everybody Wins! D.C., The George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy, Inc., Higher Achievement D.C. Metro and Reading Partners.

$90K in Grants Awarded to Nonprofits Through Washington Post Charities

$90K in Grants Awarded to Nonprofits Through Washington Post Charities

The Washington Post and the McCormick Foundation awarded the first set of grants through The Washington Post Charities to four local nonprofits that focus on increasing educational opportunities for at-risk youth in the region.