The Washington Post Helping Hand announced it has successfully raised over $250,000 in the 2018-2019 season bringing the total funds raised to $1.14 million since the charitable giving initiative began in 2014.
  • Jan 15, 2019
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 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.
  • Jun 22, 2017
Bright Beginnings, N Street Village and So Others Might Eat will be featured in “John Kelly’s Washington” each winter.
  • Sep 25, 2017
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Sometimes, the two-generation approach involves a third generation, too.
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Hotels and restaurants have fresh flowers. Why shouldn’t you see them here?
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“We all took an oath to protect the United States,” Matilda Carroll said. Now you can help her.
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It’s time to give to N Street Village, Bright Beginnings and So Others Might Eat.
The application period is currently closed.
  • Jun 22, 2017
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.

  • Leah Binkovitz
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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.

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.

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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