WASHINGTON, D.C.—June 12—After a careful vetting process, the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington has selected the Centreville Immigration Forum (CIF) to be part of the Class of 2017-18. CIF has undergone an extensive review process, and has met the Catalogue’s high standards. Potential donors can be confident that the nonprofits in the Catalogue are worthy of their support.
“People want to know where to give and they need trusted information. Based on our in-depth review, we believe that the Centreville Immigration Forum is one of the best community-based nonprofits in the region,” says Barbara Harman, founder and president of the Catalogue for Philanthropy.
Founded in 2007, the mission of the Centreville Immigration Forum is to implement sustainable programs that: provide immigrants in need with the means to improve their lives and become more integrated into the community; improve communication and cooperation among all groups serving immigrants; and build community recognition of our strength in diversity. Since 2011, the organization has operated the Centreville Labor Resource Center (5944 Centreville Crest Ln), where homeowners and contractors looking for help can hire workers for the day.
This year the Catalogue celebrates its 15th anniversary: since its inception it has raised $38 million for nonprofits in the region. Reviewers helped select 76 charities to feature in the 2017-18 print edition. Centreville Immigration Forum is one of 34 of which are new to the Catalogue this year.
Started by a concerned group of neighbors with the vision that Centreville provide acceptance and opportunity for all immigrants, the organization is now established as a respected non-profit.
“I am thrilled that the Centreville Immigration Forum has been recognized as one of the best small nonprofits in the DC Metro region,” said executive director Terry Angelotti. “We have worked very hard over the past few years not only to develop a strong program that meets the needs of both workers and employers, but to support it with solid accounting and organizational practices. It is great to have a group like the Catalogue say we are doing things right!”
The Catalogue believes in the power of small nonprofits to spark big change. As the only locally-focused guide to giving, its goal is to create visibility for the best community-based charities, fuel their growth with philanthropic dollars, and create a movement for social good in the greater Washington region. The Catalogue charges no fees; it raises funds separately to support its work.