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2015 Top-Rated List of Nonprofits-Washington, D.C.

Redwood Shores, Calif. –   As people are shopping local, eating local, this year they are also more interested than ever in supporting local charities. Charitable giving reached $456 billion in 2014 with the majority of giving happening at year’s end. To help donors and volunteers find worthy charities to support this season of giving, GreatNonprofits just released the 2015 Top-Rated List of Nonprofits in Washington, D.C.

“We are heading into the season of giving back—when donors and volunteers are looking to support nonprofits,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits. “This 2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit List helps people easily find terrific charities in Washington, D.C. that are making a difference.”

Donors and volunteers can easily choose among causes that they are interested in―such as animal shelters, arts, or education. They can also see photos and read vivid reviews by people who have direct experience with the nonprofit.    

Some Top-Rated nonprofits in Washington, D.C. include:

  • Women In Film & Video, Inc.
  • Lubuto Library Partners
  • Society for Science & The Public

Reviews are often personal accounts, like this parent whose daughter attended Jones-Haywood Dance School, INC. is an organization that challenges students to excel in classical ballet and current choreography: “The school not only teaches the beautiful art of dance but also offers students a rites of passage of “how to be”…My daughter (age 13) is in the pre-professional program at the school and has been a student at Jones Haywood Dance School for 3 years. The classes are challenging at this level but…so is life.” Many stories also come from volunteers, like this one from Active Minds, Inc.: “I serendipitously stumbled upon Active Minds’ website on the one-year anniversary of my father’s death by suicide. Starting a chapter on my college campus to advocate for mental health and suicide awareness has been the most fulfilling experience in my life. The national office works tirelessly to provide its 400+ chapters with creative ideas, resources, speakers, programs, and leadership opportunities.”

For more heart-warming stories like these, see the complete list of Top-Rated charities in Washington, D.C.


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