Give through the Catalogue for Philanthropy

Healthy Babies Project has once again been selected for this year’s Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington and was featured as “One of the Best” DC nonprofits in 2008-09.

Catalogue for Philanthropy logoA panel of 90 expert reviewers from area foundations, corporate giving programs, larger non-profit organizations, and the DC government evaluated nearly 240 applications; Healthy Babies Project is one of 68 outstanding nonprofits to be featured this year.

Give to HBP through the Catalogue of Philanthropy here.

Now in its seventh year, the Catalogue has become a trusted intermediary connecting smaller, community-based organizations with individual and foundation donors. According to Barbara Harman, President and Editor of the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington, “We know that nonprofits have had a very difficult year. For most, contributions are flat or down, and the decrease or loss of foundation and government funding has created significant budgetary challenges. Individual donors can make a real difference this year, keeping great organizations afloat during these tough times.”

The Catalogue enables smaller non-profits to tell their stories to individuals who would otherwise never hear them, and to encourage those individuals to give. It also provides charities with a stamp of approval that tells donors they can invest with confidence because the Catalogue vets its family of nonprofits with great care.  Give to HBP through the Catalogue.

20,000 individuals and hundreds of family foundations will receive copies of the Catalogue in November, and the Catalogue website includes a gift registry and gift cards, a section especially for kids, and even a “donate now/decide later” fund that lets donors give in December and make their choices in January. New links on nonprofit profile pages connect donors with volunteer opportunities, events, news, videos, and more.  (See the Healthy Babies Project page.) The new Catalogue website is the broadest and deepest regional philanthropy website in the country.

Since its inception in 2003, the Catalogue has helped raise over $9.6 million dollars for deserving, local, non-profit organizations. “Charities were selected for excellence, cost-effectiveness, and impact” Harman said. “These are certainly among the best community-based nonprofits in the Washington region.”

Give to Healthy Babies Project through the Catalogue of Philanthropy: Greater Washington.