Catalogue for Philanthropy Offers Trusted Ways to Give Back and Honor Those Who Have Served This Veterans Day

December 12, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nov. 7, 2016 — This Friday, as the nation marks Veterans Day, there are many ways Washingtonians can support veterans and their families.

The Catalogue for Philanthropy, Washington’s trusted “go to” source for finding organizations with meaningful impact, has compiled this year’s “best of” list of charities serving local veterans and their families.

The Catalogue, a nonprofit that has raised over $33.5 million for small nonprofits in the D.C. region at no cost to those organizations, has vetted these charities in a thorough process that involves a program review, financial review, and site visit. This means donors can feel confident that they are supporting organizations that make the Washington region a better place to live for everyone.

All Catalogue nonprofits are locally based and operate with budgets elow $3 million.  The full list is available at  In addition, the 2016–17 Catalogue, mailed out last week, highlights 74 new area charities this year.

Catalogue for Philanthropy: Nonprofits That Support Veterans and Their Families

  • Operation Second Chance ( provides direct support to those in financial crisis due to combat injury or illness, usually during the gap between active duty pay and the initiation of veterans’ benefits.
  • Our Military Kids ( provides small grants to help families pay for extracurricular activities when a parent is overseas and supports children of wounded warriors from all military branches.
  • ThanksUSA ( empowers military families — children and spouses of military personnel — through it’s scholarship program to expand their education and skills through college, technical school, or vocational training programs.
  • The Veterans Consortium ( provides free legal services to over 400 veterans and their families each year, ensuring equal access to justice in court and achieving favorable outcomes in 80 percent of its cases.
  • Operation Renewed Hope Foundation ( helps homeless and at-risk Veteran’s secure safe, permanent homes and overcome the root causes of homelessness and instability in their lives.
  • Yellow Ribbon Fund ( provides practical high-touch support to wounded, ill, and injured service members, their caregivers, and families in the DC area at Walter Reed and Fort Belvoir as they transition back to their home and communities.


Adam Shapiro