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News Literacy Project Selected to Appear in the Catalogue for Philanthropy

The News Literacy Project (NLP) has been selected to appear in the prestigious Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington as “one of the best” community-based nonprofits in the region for 2015–16.

Following a thorough evaluation and financial review process, NLP was one of 78 nonprofits chosen from a competitive field of 200 candidates by the Catalogue’s team of 120 reviewers. NLP, based in Bethesda, Md., will be featured in the Catalogue’s print and online editions.

As the organization notes on its website, “The Catalogue for Philanthropy takes the guesswork out of giving by identifying the best community-based charities in Washington, D.C., and nearby Maryland and Virginia.”. It promotes nonprofits with budgets below $3 million that serve the environment, the arts, education and human services throughout the region.

Every featured charity has a site visit by at least one reviewer, and some by as many as five. The Catalogue’s accounting firm reviews the tax returns, audited financial statements, and other key financial indicators of all finalists to ensure financial viability and transparency. All organizations on the Catalogue website are recertified every four years.

In addition to producing its guide to charitable giving, the Catalogue for Philanthropy creates resources and runs educational workshops on fundraising, marketing, communications and other topics for its chosen nonprofits. It was founded in 2003 by the Harman Family Foundation, with help from the Meyer Foundation and the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation. The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation has been a partner since 2005. Other foundations and donors throughout the region provide support as well.

“We greatly appreciate the News Literacy Project’s inclusion in the Catalogue,” said NLP President Alan Miller. “We look forward to participating in the Catalogue’s workshops and other programs and benefiting from the validation and heightened visibility that this honor brings with it.”