MentorPrize Named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits by the

Catalogue for Philanthropy

As it Celebrates its 15th Anniversary Serving the Greater Washington Region,

the Catalogue for Philanthropy is Proud to Honor MentorPrize.

WASHINGTON, D.C. Monday, June 12th, 2017

After a careful vetting process, the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington has selected MentorPrize to be part of the Class of 2017-18. MentorPrize has undergone an extensive review process, and is pleased to announce that it has met the Catalogue’s high standards. Potential donors can be confident that the nonprofits in the Catalogue are worthy of their support. MentorPrize is a connector that recruits potential mentors and refers them to Washington D.C. area mentoring programs based on the individuals’ interests, location preferences and time constraints. Bethesda-based MentorPrize has partnered with more than 20 quality programs that serve thousands of disadvantaged people -- from at-risk youth to teen parents.

“People want to know where to give and they need trusted information. Based on our in-depth review, we believe that MentorPrize is one of the best community-based nonprofits in the region,” says Barbara Harman, founder and president of the Catalogue for Philanthropy.

“Our selection by the Catalogue is a distinct honor and will help draw attention to the need for more and better mentoring in our community,” says Leslie Adelman, co-founder and president of MentorPrize. “We believe our work helps bridge the gap between the privileged and the disadvantaged.”

The Catalogue for Philanthropy is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Since its inception it has raised $38 million for nonprofits in the region. It also offers trainings, neighborhood-based opportunities for collaboration, and a speakers series for individuals who want to learn about and engage with the needs, challenges, and accomplishments of our shared community.

This year, reviewers helped select 76 charities to feature in the print edition, 34 of which are new to the Catalogue. The network now includes over 400 vetted nonprofits working in the arts, education, environment, human services, and international sectors throughout greater Washington. (International charities must be headquartered in the DC region.)

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.  


For MentorPrize:

Jeanna Finamore                                                                                

(202) 754-2752        

For the Catalogue for Philanthropy:

Adam Shapiro                                

(202) 427-3603