Friday, June 19, 2009

Congratulations to the Catalogue for Philanthropy Greater Washington’s 2009-2010 Class!

As previously announced, The FSO has been selected to be featured in the 2009/10 Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington! This year's Catalogue includes 36 nonprofits that were chosen both for their intrinsic excellence and because they are examples of the impact that the Catalogue has had on area nonprofits.

Here's the the excellent company from Northern Virginia we'll be keeping in the new Catalogue:

VA: Arlington County

1. A-SPAN (Arlington Street People's Assistance Network) - A low-barrier homeless services provider serving street homeless people
2. Doorways for Women and Families - Shelter and services for homeless families and domestic violence survivors
3. The Reading Connection - Homeless and transitional literacy programs for local children and families

VA: City Of Alexandria

1. Alexandria Seaport Foundation - Providing contextual, job-based GED program to at-risk youths
2. Alexandria Symphony Orchestra - Vibrant, innovative performing arts group engaging under-served audiences
3. Carpenter's Shelter - Services, education, and advocacy to end and prevent homelessness
4. Computer CORE - Job-readiness training in computer and lifeskills for low-income adults

VA: City Of Fairfax

1. Fairfax Area Christian Emergency and Transitional Services (FACETS) - Supportive housing, counseling, and emergency and transitional services for homeless, low-income people

VA: Fairfax County

1. Annandale Christian Community for Action - Faith-based collaborative meeting the needs of vulnerable neighbors, regardless of religious affiliation
2. Earth Sangha - Buddhist environmental group focused on ecological restoration
3. Our Daily Bread - Emergency assistance to struggling families in the Fairfax County area
4. Shelter House - Providing shelter and services to homeless families
5. Tahirih Justice Center - Protecting immigrant women and girls who are fleeing gender-based violence
6. Western Fairfax Christian Ministries - Premier provider of homelessnes prevention services in western Fairfax County