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projects

2016 Greater Washington Micro Project Roster

 

BEST KIDS
Washington, DC
www.bestkids.org

BEST Kids empowers youth in foster care to build better futures by developing and supporting one-on-one, community-based mentoring relationships. Funding Strategy

BETHESDA GREEN
Bethesda, MD
www.bethesdagreen.org

Bethesda Green’s mission is to locally accelerate the sustainable economy with a focus on impact and innovation. Funding Strategy

BUILD METRO DC
Washington, DC
www.build.org

BUILD ignites the potential of youth in under-resourced communities and equips them for high school, college, and career success through entrepreneurship-based, experiential learning. Funding Strategy

BUILDING FUTURES
Washington, DC
www.buildingfutures.org

Building Futures’ mission is to increase access to safe, affordable quality housing for families, children, and individuals living with HIV/AIDS and other disabilities. Funding Strategy

CAPITOL HILL ARTS WORKSHOP
Washington, DC
www.chaw.org

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop builds community through the arts. Strategic Alignment

CHESS CHALLENGE IN DC
Washington, DC
www.chesschallengeindc.org

Chess Challenge in DC seeks to promote the academic, social, and leadership development of under-served youth. Board Development

CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY DC
Washington, DC
www.dccornerstone.org

Cornerstone Community DC provides a home and supportive services for homeless men with HIV/AIDS and chronic substance abuse histories, as well as other physical and mental health conditions until they are able to transition to self-sufficiency. Funding Strategy

DANA TAI SOON BURGESS DANCE COMPANY
Washington, DC
www.dtsbdc.org 

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company’s mission is to create and perform new modern dance choreographies that sensitively illuminate the multi-faceted American landscape, bridging cultures and connecting shared human experiences. Strategic Alignment 

DC BAR PRO BONO CENTER
Washington, DC
www.dcbar.org

The DC Bar Pro Bono Center seeks to determine the impact of gentrification on nonprofits in the DC area and how to assist nonprofits in meeting this critical challenge. Strategic Alignment

DC DIAPER BANK
Washington, DC
www.dcdiaperbank.org

DC Diaper Bank works to strengthen families by providing a reliable supply of free diapers and other hygiene essentials to families in need. Strategic Alignment

DC DOORS
Washington, DC
www.dcdoors.org/

DC Doors moves people from homelessness to permanent, stable, and affordable housing by providing comprehensive support services. Funding Strategy

DC FISCAL POLICY INSTITUTE
Washington, DC
www.dcfpi.org

The DC Fiscal Policy Institute promotes opportunity and widespread prosperity for all residents of DC through thoughtful policy solutions. DCFPI influences budget and policy decisions to reduce poverty and income inequality, and ensures that the workings of DC government are open and accountable to the public. Funding Strategy

DC VOLUNTEER LAWYERS PROJECT
Washington, DC
www.dcvlp.org

DCVLP’s mission is to create, support, and utilize a network of volunteer lawyers to provide high-quality, pro bono legal services to low-income individuals who are domestic violence victims, at-risk children, or who have other urgent family law needs.  Strategic Alignment

EARTH CONSERVATION CORPS
Washington, DC
www.earthconservationcorps.org

Earth Conservation Corps is an environmental action program that empowers unemployed youth to restore the Anacostia River, the community, and their lives. Funding Strategy

EMPOWER DC
Washington, DC
www.empowerdc.org

Empower DC’s mission is to enhance, improve, and promote the self-advocacy and organized political power of low and moderate income DC residents in order to bring about sustained improvements in their quality of life. Funding Strategy

HAPPENSTANCE THEATER
Washington, DC
www.happenstancetheater.com

Happenstance Theater is a professional company committed to devising, producing and touring original, performer-created visual, poetic theater. Incubator Project

HEALTHY BABIES PROJECT
Washington, DC
www.healthybabiesproject.org

Healthy Babies Project helps at-risk DC families have healthy babies, reverse the cycle of poverty, and move into self-sufficiency. Strategic Alignment

KEYS FOR THE HOMELESS FOUNDATION
Washington, DC
www.keysforthehomeless.org

KEYS secures and provides in-kind goods, resources, and services to meet the real life needs of those living in poverty. Strategic Alignment

LIFE ASSET
Washington, DC
www.lifeasset.org

Life Asset’s mission is to help alleviate poverty in Washington, DC by empowering people through affordable financial products, services, and education.  Board Development 

MADISON HOUSE AUTISM FOUNDATION
Rockville, MD
www.madisonhouseautism.org

Madison House Autism Foundation deals with issues facing autistic adults and their families, and helps to address a national crisis in services. Madison House recently received a gift of a 400-acre farm in Montgomery County. Board Development

ONE WORLD EDUCATION
Washington, DC
www.oneworldeducation.org

One World Education’s mission is to improve research, writing, and presentation skills for middle school and high school students to advance skills critical for college and career success. Funding Strategy

OPEN ARMS HOUSING
Washington, DC
www.openarmshousing.org

Open Arms Housing provides permanent supportive housing for women in Washington, DC who have a wide range of mental health and physical challenges. Funding Strategy

PROJECT CREATE
Washington, DC
www.projectcreatedc.org

Project Create provides accessible arts education to promote positive development in children, youth and families experiencing homelessness and poverty. Board Development

REACH INCORPORATED
Washington, DC
www.reachincorporated.org

Reach Incorporated develops readers and leaders by preparing teens to serve as tutors and role models for younger students, resulting in improved literacy outcomes for both. Funding Strategy

SPOOKY ACTION THEATER
Washington, DC
www.spookyaction.org

Spooky Action Theater’s mission is to recharge its audience’s imaginative, intuitive, emotional core and rekindle its shared consciousness, linking artists and audiences. Strategic Alignment 

STRIVE DC
Washington, DC
www.strivedc.org

STRIVE DC’s mission is to help people acquire the life-changing skills and attitudes needed to overcome challenging circumstances, find sustained employment, and become valuable contributors to their families, employers, and communities. Strategic Alignment

SYNETIC THEATER
Arlington, VA
www.synetictheater.org

Synetic Theater redefines theater by blending innovative techniques and movement, investing in artists’ growth, and creating unforgettable visceral experiences for every audience. Funding Strategy 

TEACHING FOR CHANGE
Washington, DC
www.teachingforchange.org

Teaching for Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write and change the world. Funding Strategy

U.S. CHESS CENTER
Washington, DC
www.chessctr.org

The U.S. Chess Center’s mission is to teach chess to children, particularly those who are at-risk, as a means of improving academic and social skills. Funding Strategy

WASHINGTON LEGAL CLINIC FOR THE HOMELESS
Washington, DC
www.legalclinic.org

The Legal Clinic combines community lawyering and advocacy to make justice a reality for the low- and no-income community who struggle with homelessness and poverty. Board Development

WILDERNESS LEADERSHIP & LEARNING
Washington, DC
www.will-lead.org

WILL’s mission is to provide diverse growth experiences and challenging learning opportunities to inspire and assist youth to make good decisions, become effective leaders, and achieve their goals.  Funding Strategy