Washington, DC Local Giving Guide

Nonprofits in Washington, DC provide services like free meals, education, health check-ups, emergency shelter and much more. We've highlighted some of the effective nonprofits serving the Washington, DC area, so you know your donation will have an impact.

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Top Hunger Nonprofits

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Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

  Hunger - Food Bank|  33 counties in VA

Impact: $2 provides a meal to a person in need.
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Mountaineer Food Bank

  Hunger - Food Bank|  48 counties in WV

Impact: $2 provides a meal to a person in need.
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Capital Area Food Bank

  Hunger - Food Bank|  Washington, D.C.

Impact: $2 provides a meal to a person in need.
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Martha's Table

  Hunger - Food Pantry|  Washington, D.C.

Impact: $2 provides a meal to a person in need.
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Food for Others

  Hunger - Food Bank|  8 counties in VA

Impact: $0.80 provides a meal to a person in need.
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Manna Food Center

  Hunger - Food Bank|  Montgomery County, MD

Impact: $0.90 provides a meal to a person in need.
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Fredericksburg Area Food Bank

  Hunger - Food Bank|  6 counties in VA

Impact: $3 provides a meal to a person in need.
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Top Homelessness Nonprofits

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District Alliance For Safe Housing

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  Washington, D.C.

Impact: $30 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Governance: Passes checks

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N Street Village

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  Washington, D.C.

Impact: $30 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
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Bethany House Of Northern Virginia

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  Fairfax County, VA

Impact: $40 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
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House Of Hope

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  Warren County, VA

Impact: $20 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
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Doorways For Women And Families

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  Arlington County, VA

Impact: $60 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
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Micah Ecumenical Ministries

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  2 counties and cities in VA

Impact: $50 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
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Good Shepherd Alliance

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  Loudoun County, VA

Impact: $70 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
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Loudoun Citizens For Social Justice

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  Loudoun County, VA

Impact: $90 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
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Top Education Nonprofits

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Achievement Rewards For College Scientist Fndatn Metro Wash Chptr

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Potomac, MD

Impact: $17,000 increases income for a scholarship recipient by $17,000.
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University Club Foundation Inc

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Washington, DC

Impact: $4,800 increases income for a scholarship recipient by $6,900.
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No Greater Sacrifice Foundation

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Washington, DC

Impact: $29,000 increases income for a scholarship recipient by $25,000.
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National Consortium For Graduate Dgrs Minorities In Engineering

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Alexandria, VA

Impact: $39,000 increases income for a scholarship recipient by $45,000.
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Nln Foundation For Nursing Education

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Washington, DC

Impact: $6,600 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $10,000.
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University Of DC Foundation

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Washington, DC

Impact: $4,500 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $6,700.
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White House Correspondents Association

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Washington, DC

Impact: $5,000 increases income for a scholarship recipient by $4,800.
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Wakefield High School Education Foundation

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Arlington, VA

Impact: $9,100 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $13,000.
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Cia Officers Memorial Foundation

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Herndon, VA

Impact: $27,000 increases income for a scholarship recipient by $28,000.
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Truckload Carriers Association Scholarship Fund Inc

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Alexandria, VA

Impact: $5,000 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $11,000.
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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Inc

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Washington, DC

Impact: $12,000 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $15,000.
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The Korean American Scholarship Foundation

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Vienna, VA

Impact: $2,900 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $8,900.
Governance: Passes checks

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John H Lyons Sr Scholarship Foundation

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Washington, DC

Impact: $2,500 increases income for a scholarship recipient by $2,300.
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Generation Hope

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Washington, DC

Impact: $1,900 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $4,800.
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Thanks Usa

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Mclean, VA

Impact: $4,200 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $7,300.
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Asian And Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Washington, DC

Impact: $17,000 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $28,000.
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Aiaa Foundation Inc

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Reston, VA

Impact: $7,100 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $7,800.
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Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Inc

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Alexandria, VA

Impact: $5,600 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $8,200.
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United Negro College Fund

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Washington, DC

Impact: $16,000 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $20,000.
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The Ivy Community Charities Of Prince Georges County Inc

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Suitland, MD

Impact: $2,100 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $5,400.
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American Traffic Safety Services Foundation Inc

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Fredericksburg, VA

Impact: $7,300 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $9,400.
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Sheet Metal Workers International Scholarship Foundation Inc

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Washington, DC

Impact: $8,100 increases income for a scholarship recipient by $14,000.
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District Of Columbia College Access Program

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Washington, DC

Impact: $2,800 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $3,600.
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The American Hotel And Lodging Educational Foundation Inc

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Washington, DC

Impact: $4,700 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $10,000.
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Military Officers Association Of America Scholarship Fund

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Alexandria, VA

Impact: $1,900 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $5,000.
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Top Veterans Nonprofits

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Paralyzed Veterans of America

  Veterans - Veterans Disability Benefits|  Washington, DC

Impact: $2,900 increases disability benefits claimed by a veteran by $29,000.
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Blinded Veterans Association

  Veterans - Veterans Disability Benefits|  Alexandria, VA

Impact: $9,000 increases disability benefits claimed by a veteran by $110,000.
Governance: Passes checks

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