Smith Center for Healing and the Arts is honored to announce its continued recognition as one of Greater Washington’s best community-based charities by the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington. Being re-featured online by the Catalogue reflects Smith Center’s status as a highly effective local charity, working to support those living with cancer and to promote the healing power of the arts.
Smith Center was selected to be re-featured online in the 14th annual Catalogue for Philanthropy, which has, since 2003, connected caring citizens with worthy community causes and raised more than $33 million for featured nonprofits.
The Catalogue’s vetting process is rigorous: members of a 130-person review team, made up of foundations, corporations, peer nonprofits and the philanthropic advisory community, evaluate charities on the basis of program impact and fiscal soundness, and each featured charity is visited on-site by at least one member of the review team.
“Donors know they can trust the Catalogue to help them make smart decisions about local nonprofits where their contributions will really make a difference,” notes Catalogue President Barbara Harman. “The Washington, DC region has one of the greatest wealth disparities in the nation – one of the most affluent (and well-educated) populations in the country, and also one of the poorest. We are in a unique position to help our neighbors by connecting donors and volunteers to worthy, local nonprofits working to strengthen the D.C. region. The Catalogue makes it easy to learn about community needs and to help meet them.”
In November, the Catalogue’s website will be promoted to 25,000 individuals and hundreds of family foundations. You can view the Catalogue here: http://www.cfp-dc.org/cfpdc/index.php