The Wanda Alston Foundation Named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits by the Catalogue for Philanthropy

The Wanda Alston Foundation Named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits by the Catalogue for Philanthropy

As it Celebrates its 17th Anniversary Serving the Greater Washington Region, the Catalogue for Philanthropy is Proud to Honor The Wanda Alston Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—5.28.2019—After a careful vetting process, the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington has selected The Wanda Alston Foundation to be part of the Class of 2019-20. The Wanda Alston Foundation 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. The Wanda Alston Foundation’s mission is to ensure that LGBTQ youth have access to services that improve their overall quality of life. .

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 The Wanda Alston Foundation 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.

Darrin Glymph, Esq., Chairman says, “This is an incredible honor and powerful way to celebrate our 11th year of operation. On behalf of our hard-working staff and board, we are grateful for this vote of confidence.”

The Catalogue believes in the power of small nonprofits to spark big change. And they believe in The Wanda Alston Foundation  to continue to further that positive change, working each day to lift up, strengthen, and enrich our local community.

For the nonprofit:
June Crenshaw, Executive Director |

For the Catalogue for Philanthropy:
Matt Gayer