2017-2019 Washington Post Helping Hand Beneficiaries
Family development center for homeless infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their families.
Empowers homeless and low-income women in D.C. through services, housing and advocacy.
Alleviates homelessness and poverty for D.C. residents and families through housing, training and more.
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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Bright Beginnings, N Street Village and So Others Might Eat will be featured in “John Kelly’s Washington” each winter.
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The aim: Making sure kids are ready for school — and parents are ready for success.

So Others Might Eat helped Annette break her addiction. You can help SOME.

Bright Beginnings, N Street Village and So Others Might Eat help others. You can help, too.

Washington-area nonprofits are encouraged to apply for our annual fundraising campaign.

Readers gave a boost to Homestretch, Community of Hope and Sasha Bruce Youthwork.

Helping Hand partner Homestretch helped the single mother find a home and hope.

With help from Community of Hope, a District woman strides toward her GED.

The Post Helping Hand partner offers safe spaces and support for homeless D.C. youths.

Young people can spend weekdays safe, warm and planning for a better future.

Community of Hope stepped in to help with an apartment and more.

The Falls Church, Va., preschool helps poor families build an educational foundation.

The Helping Hand charity’s REACH program prepares teens for a return to the community.

Community of Hope takes part in a program that aims to keep families out of D.C. shelters.

Soneli Bhadra helps homeless people secure employment — and, with it, confidence for the future.

Here’s how The Washington Post Helping Hand charities got their starts.

Sasha Bruce Youthwork program helped a homeless young mother find a home.

Weekly home visits emphasize bonding, immunizations, brain development and more.

“All they care about is, do you care about them? And they do know we care about them.”

“They talked about how they want to help you and also how they want you to help yourself.”

Community of Hope lends a helping hand through a family’s ups and downs.

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More about Helping Hand

For three years starting winter of 2014, Helping Hand and The Post’s John Kelly will bring attention to three nonprofits supporting those suffering from hunger, homelessness and poverty in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

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

Six D.C.-area organizations receive grants towards education programs

Charitable Giving Archive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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