The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington has selected Loudoun Hunger Relief to be included in the catalogue as part of the Class of 2018-19.
To be included, Loudoun Hunger Relief underwent a review process conducted by a team of more than 120 experts in the local philanthropic field, and was found to meet the Catalogue’s standards.
This year, the catalogue selected 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 featured on its website. The catalogue is meant to give donors confidence that those nonprofits are worth of their support. The network now includes more than 400 vetted nonprofits working in the arts, education, environment, and human services sectors throughout Greater Washington.
Since its creation 16 years ago, the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington has raised 40 million for nonprofits in the region. It also offers training, neighborhood-based opportunities for collaboration, and a speakers series for people who want to learn about and engage with the needs, challenges, and accomplishments of the community.
“People want to know where to give and they need trusted information. Based on our in-depth review, we believe that Loudoun Hunger Relief is one of the best community-based nonprofits in the region,” said Bob Wittig, executive director of the Catalogue for Philanthropy.
“We are honored to be included in the Catalogue for Philanthropy,” said Loudoun Hunger Relief Executive Director Jennifer Montgomery. “Inclusion will open doors for us to learn from and collaborate with other non-profits in our region. We also appreciate the vetting the catalogue has done to assure donors that we steward their investments wisely and carefully.”
The Catalogue charges no fees; it raises funds separately to support its work.
Loudoun Hunger Relief—formerly Loudoun Interfaith Relief—is the largest food pantry in Loudoun County. Last year, Loudoun Hunger provided 1.2 million pounds of food to more than 8,000 people, 40 percent of whom are children. It was voted Loudoun Chamber of Commerce 2014 Nonprofit of The Year, Leesburg Today 2015 Reader’s Choice Nonprofit of The Year, the Loudoun Times-Mirror 2015 and 2017 Nonprofit of the Year, and Loudoun Now 2016 Favorite Nonprofit.
Loudoun Hunger distributes food to families six days a week, year round. For more information on Loudoun Hunger Relief, go to loudounhunger.org. For more information about The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington, go to www.cfp-dc.org.