Arlington Free Clinic is honored to announce its selection for the 2016-17 Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington as one of the region’s best community-based charities. This award reflects AFC’s status as a highly effective local charity, working to provide vital medical care to low-income uninsured members of the community.
AFC was selected for 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 ranks third in wealth disparity in the nation – having 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, 25,000 individuals and hundreds of family foundations will receive copies of the print Catalogue. To receive a complimentary copy of the Catalogue when it is released, visit cfp-dc.org.