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An update from the Catalogue: On #GivingTuesdayNow, we raised over $575,000 for small to mid-sized nonprofits serving the DC region. Thank you to everybody who donated at givelocaltogether.org and supported our nonprofit community!
Catalogue for Philanthropy Announces Local Day of Giving in Response to COVID-19
Catalogue to Host Campaign for Small to Mid-Sized Nonprofits in the Greater Washington Region
Washington, D.C., (April 6, 2020) – The Catalogue for Philanthropy is announcing a community fundraising campaign supporting local nonprofits as part of #GivingTuesdayNow, an international day of generosity in response to COVID-19. As the official GivingTuesday community partner for the Greater Washington region, the Catalogue will host its campaign, Give Local Together, in partnership with GivingTuesday and will make it available to its partner nonprofits, as well as other small-to-mid-sized organizations in the DC metro area.
We recognize these are challenging and uncertain times for all of us. However, in times of crisis, we are called to respond with generosity rather than fear. During our individual isolation, community becomes more, not less, important. And we need you to support this community-to make a difference, close to home.
Local nonprofits continue to work each day, even in the midst of this crisis, to support our local communities, from providing basic services to our most vulnerable neighbors, to providing healthcare to those in need, to creating inspiring art that we are proud to have in our region. And the most urgent need many of them face right now is the need for funds and resources to ensure their critical programs continue both during this crisis and thereafter. To respond to this urgent need, we are proud to announce our participation in #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity, set to take place on Tuesday, May 5, 2020.
We are proud to stand with the GivingTuesday movement and partner with them once again through our local campaign, Give Local Together, to demonstrate the ability of generosity to heal and empower our local communities.
“It’s the Catalogue’s mission to shine a light on and support those organizations that are doing the hard work to help the vulnerable among us. With the spread of COVID-19, the nonprofit community is confronted with an unprecedented challenge, one that threatens not only the critical services they provide, but also the organizations themselves,” says Aaron Gonzales, co Executive Director of the Catalogue for Philanthropy.
Later this week, you’ll be able to read about and support participating local nonprofits at givelocaltogethe r.org. Each of these organizations need your help so we encourage you to find a cause that speaks to you. During a challenging time for us all, every gift matters.
If you are a local nonprofit interested in being involved in the campaign, you can apply here. Any local 501(c)3 nonprofit with an annual budget under $4 million can participate if they typically provide direct community services in the DMV region. All applying organizations outside of the Catalogue network will go through light programmatic and financial vetting before inclusion in the campaign.
On behalf of the entire Catalogue staff and board, we wish you, your colleagues, family, and friends all the best and hope you and they remain healthy and safe.
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About the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington
The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington is the region’s only locally-focused guide to giving and volunteering. We believe in the power of small nonprofits to spark big change. Our goal is to create visibility for our charities, fuel their growth with philanthropic dollars, and create a movement for social good in our region. Since 2003, the Catalogue has raised more than $43 million for our network of vetted charities. We highlight the best local nonprofits, and their work, to show what is possible when caring citizens connect with worthy causes, acting together on behalf of the greater good. Our vision is a stronger, more resilient community, here, where we live.