Looking for a way to contribute, whether with time or money? These resources will help.
The Catalogue For Philanthropy, published by the Harman Family Foundation in mid-November each year, highlights 70 nonprofit organizations in the area, "smaller charities -- the ones you might not otherwise find."
Address: 1101 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 1010, Washington, D.C. 20004
Web site: http://www.catalogueforphilanthropy.org/dc/2003/
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region publishes an annual Spirit of Giving Guide in November that highlights 15 to 20 local nonprofits. The Foundation can assist donors in establishing charitable foundations, donor-advised funds and giving circles; it also provides philanthropic planning services.
Address: 1201 15th St. NW, Suite 420, Washington, D.C. 20005
Web site: www.cfncr.org
Greater DC Cares maintains a monthly calendar of volunteer opportunities in the Washington area.
Address: 1725 I St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20006
Web site: www.dc-cares.org
Washington Grantmakers is a member-based association of local foundations that operates the TouchDC Web site, www.touchdc.org, and assists donors in setting up foundations, donor-advised funds and giving circles.
Address: 1400 16th St. NW, Suite 740, Washington, D.C. 20036
Web site: www.washingtongrantmakers.org
-- Andrea Caumont