Fairfax, VA – 5.30.2019—After a careful vetting process, the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington has selected Volunteer Fairfax to be part of the Class of 2019-20. Volunteer Fairfax has undergone a rigorous review process conducted by a team of 150+ local experts, and has met the Catalogue’s high standards. Potential donors can be confident that the nonprofits in the Catalogue are worthy of their support.
For more than 45 years, Volunteer Fairfax has mobilized people and resources to improve communities in the region. Through a variety of programs, special events and services, Volunteer Fairfax engages thousands of volunteers annually to make an impact on the quality of life in Fairfax County and beyond.
This year the Catalogue celebrates its 17th anniversary; since its inception it has raised $40 million for nonprofits in the region. It also offers trainings and neighborhood-based opportunities for collaboration.
This year, reviewers helped select 78 nonprofits to feature in the print edition, 36 of which are new to the Catalogue this year. It also selected an additional 36 nonprofits to be re-featured on its website. The network now includes 400+ vetted nonprofits working in the arts, education, environment, and human services sectors throughout Greater Washington.
“People want to get involved in their community—they want to make a difference, close to home. Based on our rigorous review process, we believe that Volunteer Fairfax is one of the best community-based nonprofits in the region,” says Matt Gayer, Director of Community and Nonprofit Development at the Catalogue for Philanthropy.
Rick Garza, Volunteer Fairfax’s Board Chair noted, “every time someone engages in service, they not only enrich their own lives, but also help Volunteer Fairfax achieve its mission of meeting community needs. Beneficiaries of volunteers may include a teen who has a strong mentor, hungry and homeless individuals, and animals waiting for adoption. We are honored and proud to be named as one of the best locally-focused nonprofits in the Greater Washington area.”
The Catalogue believes in the power of small nonprofits to spark big change. And they believe in Volunteer Fairfax to continue to further that positive change, working each day to lift up, strengthen, and enrich our local community.