ACA chosen for 2009/10 Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington

July 22, 2009

FlowerWashington-based Amazon Conservation Association will be featured in the 2009/10 Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington.

This is the Catalogue’s seventh year in the Washington, DC region. It profiles environmental, cultural, educational, human services, and international organizations with budgets below $3 million.

ACA was selected as one of only 68 nonprofits from a field of over 250 applicants, and one of only three international nonprofits. A committee of 90 professionals from area foundations, corporate giving programs, family foundations, nonprofit organizations, and the DC government participated in the review process.

Nearly 30,000 individuals and hundreds of foundations will receive copies of the Catalogue in mid-November. To date, the Catalogue has helped to raise over $8.5 million in donations for local nonprofits.

According to Barbara Harman, president of the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington, “charities were selected for excellence, innovation, cost-effectiveness, and financial transparency–and for what they can teach us about the extraordinary ways that philanthropy works.” (Photo above by Noriko Nakamura)