November-December 2020 | A Guide to Giving

Guide to Giving 2020

Ways to make a difference in our community

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All of the organizations below have been recommended by either The Community Foundation in Montgomery County or the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. If an organization offers Student Service Learning hours or internships, we noted that under volunteer opportunities.

For another list of vetted organizations to consider supporting, visit the Greater Washington Catalogue for Philanthropy’s website at

Give a Child a Chance

Asian American LEAD
Community Bridges
Crittenton Services of Greater Washington
The George B. Thomas Sr. Learning Academy’s Saturday School
Girls on the Run of Montgomery County, MD
Horizons Greater Washington
Imagination Library of Montgomery County, MD
KID Museum
Latin American Youth Center/Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers
Liberty’s Promise
Making a New United People (MANUP)
Passion for Learning (P4L)
Project Change
The Tree House Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County, Maryland
YMCA of Metropolitan Washington’s Youth & Family Services

Feed the Hungry

Community Health and Empowerment Through Education and Research (CHEER)
Crossroads Community Food Network
Manna Food Center
Nourish Now
Shepherd’s Table
St. Camillus Food Pantry

Offer a Safety Net to Those in Need

A Wider Circle
Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.)
Community Reach of Montgomery County
Family Services Inc., A Part of the Sheppard Pratt Health System
Interfaith Works

Put a Roof Over Someone’s Head

Bethesda Cares
Hearts & Homes for Youth
Housing Unlimited
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless
Montgomery Housing Partnership
Rainbow Place
Stepping Stones Shelter

Improve Someone’s Health

CCI Health & Wellness Services
Mary’s Center
Mercy Health Clinic
Mobile Medical Care
Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC
Voice for Children Montgomery

Support Seniors

Home Care Partners
Jewish Social Service Agency
Rebuilding Together Montgomery County
Silver Spring Village

Help Build Communities

IMPACT Silver Spring
Nonprofit Montgomery
Nonprofit Village

Provide Legal Services


Support People With Disabilities or Learning Differences

Red Wiggler Community Farm
Sunflower Bakery

Help Someone Go to College

Achieving Collegiate Excellence And Success (ACES) – Montgomery College Foundation
Career Experience Opportunities (CEO) – The Universities At Shady Grove
Future Link
Generation Hope

Help Someone Build Skills and Find a Job

Latino Economic Development Center
Literacy Council of Montgomery County
Montgomery Coalition For Adult English Literacy (MCAEL)
Per Scholas
Urban Alliance

Support the Arts and Humanities

Adventure Theatre MTC
Akhmedova Ballet Foundation
Arts for the Aging
Arts on the Block
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore
Bel Cantanti Opera
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
Bethesda Blues & Jazz Youth Orchestra
Bethesda Little Theatre
BlackRock Center for the Arts
Carpe Diem Arts
ClancyWorks Dance Company
CREATE Arts Center
Dance Exchange
Docs In Progress
Friends of the Library, Montgomery County
GB Youth Media
Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture
Glorystar Children’s Chorus
Imagination Stage
InterAct Story Theatre Education Association
interPLAY Orchestra
Kalanidhi Dance
The Kentlands Community Foundation
Kolot HaLev
Levine Music
Lumina Studio Theatre
Maryland Youth Ballet
Montgomery History
Montgomery Symphony Orchestra
National Capital Trolley Museum
NIH Community Orchestra
Olney Theatre Center
Project Change
Rockville Brass Band
Round House Theatre
Sandy Spring Museum
Six Degree Singers
Tagore Music Group of Greater Washington DC
Unexpected Stage Company
Victorian Lyric Opera
Washington Conservatory of Music
Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra
Washington Revels
Wildwood Summer Theatre
The Writer’s Center
Young Artists of America at Strathmore (YAA)
Youth Art For Healing

Other Ways to Give

Sharing Montgomery Fund
Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC)