After a careful vetting process, the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington has selected City Kids Wilderness Project to be part of the Class of 2018-19. City Kids has undergone a rigorous review process conducted by a team of 120+ experts in the local philanthropic field, and has met the Catalogue’s high standards. Potential donors can be confident that the nonprofits in the Catalogue are worthy of their support.
City Kids was founded on the belief that providing enriching life experiences for urban DC youth can enhance their lives, the lives of their families, and benefit the greater community. The program’s goals are to build youth resiliency, broaden horizons, and ensure skills for success, through intensive, long-term programming using wilderness settings to encourage growth.
This year the Catalogue celebrates its 16th anniversary: since its inception it has raised $40 million for nonprofits in the region. It also offers trainings, neighborhood-based opportunities for collaboration, and a speakers series for individuals who want to learn about and engage with the needs, challenges, and accomplishments of our shared community.
This year, reviewers helped select 77 charities to feature in the print edition, 38 of which are new to the Catalogue this year. It also selected an additional 49 nonprofits to be re-featured on its website. The network now includes 400+ vetted nonprofits working in the arts, education, environment, and human services sectors throughout Greater Washington.
“People want to know where to give and they need trusted information. Based on our in-depth review, we believe that City Kids Wilderness Project is one of the best community-based nonprofits in the region,” says Bob Wittig, Executive Director of the Catalogue for Philanthropy.
The Catalogue believes in the power of small nonprofits to spark big change. As the only locally-focused guide to giving, its goal is to create visibility for the best community-based charities, fuel their growth with philanthropic dollars, and create a movement for social good in the greater Washington region. The Catalogue charges no fees; it raises funds separately to support its work.