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Title Category Address Description
Accokeek Foundation Arts, Culture, and Humanities 3400 Bryan Point Rd, Accokeek, MD 20607

Alternative Directions Crime, Legal Related 2505 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area Human Services 3772 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Angels' Place 2615 Norwood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15214

Arc of Story County Human Services 130 S. Sheldon, #302 Ames, Bowie, IA 50014

Ardmore Enterprises Employment, Job Related 3000 Lottsford Vista Road, Ardmore, MD 20721

Artemis Center 310 West Monument Ave, Dayton, OH 45402

YWCA York 320 E Market St., York, PA 17403

Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Berks Connections/Pretrial Services 633 Court Street, 16th Fl, Reading, PA 19601

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Alabama Youth Development 801 East Board Street, Gadsden, AL 35902

Breathing Association 1520 Old Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH 43220

BrightFocus Foundation Medical Research 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871

Building Families for Children (formerly Baptist Family and Children's Home) Human Services 7161 Columbia Gateway Dr., Suite A, Columbia, MD 21046

CALMRA, Inc Human Services 5020 Sunnyside Ave, Beltsville, MD 20705

Cancer Patient Services 1800 N Blanchard St, Suite 120, Findlay, OH 45840

Cancer Support Community 1200 Old Henderson Road, Columbus, OH 43220

CARE for Children PO Box 616, 723 East Main Street, Bradford, PA 16701

CASA of Terrebonne Inc 309 Goode St, Houma, LA 70360

Catholic Charities of Houma/Thibodaux Religion, Spiritual Development 1220 Aycock Street, Houma, LA 70360

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg, PA 723 E Pittsburgh St, Greensburg, PA 15601

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Harrisburg, PA Inc. 4800 Union Deposit Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh 212 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Catholic Leadership Institute 440 East Swedesford Road, Suite 3040, Swedesboro, PA 19087

Center for Community Resources 212-214 South Main Street, Suite 625, Butler, PA 16001

Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania 207 House Ave, Camp Hill, PA 17011

Cheaha Creative Arts, Inc. Arts, Culture, and Humanities 905 Noble Street, Anniston, AL 36201

Children's Hunger Alliance 370 South Fifth St, Columbus, OH 43215

Children's Services, Inc. Human Services 501 Quintard Ave, Ste 14, Anniston, AL 36202

Chrysalis House Mental Health, Crisis Intervention 1570 Crownsville Road, Crownsville, MD 21032

Cincinnati Union Bethel 300 Lytle St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Civic Works Employment, Job Related 2701 St Lo Dr, Baltimore, MD 21213

Collaborative Solutions Housing, Shelter P.O. Box 130159, Birmingham, AL 35213

Columbus Compact Corporation 1000 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43205

Columbus Foundation 1234 East Broad St, Columbus, OH 43205

Columbus Housing Partnership Inc 562 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43215

Columbus Landmarks Foundation 61 Jefferson Ave, Columbus, OH 43215

Columbus Speech and Hearing Center 510 E North Broadway St, Columbus, OH 43214

Community Crisis Services Mental Health, Crisis Intervention 4316 Farragut St, Hyattsville, MD 20781

Community Enabler Developer Human Services 104 F Street, Anniston, AL 36201

Community Health Access Project 35 North Park St, Mansfield, OH 44902

Compass, Inc. Human Services 12400 Kiln Ct, Suite A, Beltsville, MD 20705

Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development 1 Pinchot Lane, Athens, OH 45701

Council for Older Adults of Delaware County 800 Cheshire Rd, Delaware, OH 43015

Council on Quality and Leadership Human Services 100 West Road, Suite 300, Baltimore, MD 21204

Crossroads Community Inc Mental Health, Crisis Intervention 120 Banjo Ln, Centreville, MD 21617

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption 716 Mt Airyshire Blvd, Ste 100, Columbus, OH 43235

Dayton Foundation 500 Kettering Tower, Dayton, OH 45423

Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center Arts, Culture, and Humanities 40 S. Carroll Street, Frederick, MD 21701

Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council Inc Community Improvement, Capacity Building 601 North Church Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Domestic Violence Center of Chester County Crime, Legal Related West Chester, PA 19381

DuPage PADS Housing, Shelter 601 West Liberty, Wheaton, IL 60187

Dyslexia Tutoring Program Educational Institutions 711 W 40th St, Baltimore, MD 21211

Early Connections 200 West 11th Street, Suite 200, Erie, PA 16501

Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania 1501 Lehigh Street, Suite 201, Allentown, PA 18103

Eastern Shore Land Conservancy 124 Wye Narronws Drive, Queenstown, MD 21658

Elk County Community Foundation 32 S St Marys St #4, St. Mary, PA 15857

Experience Columbus 277 West Nationwide Blvd, #125, Columbus, OH 43215

Families Helping Families of Northeast LA Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines 5200 Northeast Road, Monroe, LA 71203

Family and Youth Counseling Agency, Inc. Mental Health, Crisis Intervention 220 Louie St, Lake Charles, LA 70601

Family League of Baltimore Human Services 2305 N. Charles Street, Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21218

Family Tree Human Services 2108 N Charles S, Baltimore, MD 21218

For Pete's Sake Cancer Respite Foundation 620 West Germantown Pike, Suite 250, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society 777 E Park Dr, Harrisburg, PA 17111

Fuel Fund of Maryland Human Services 1500 Union Ave., Suite 2400, Baltimore, MD 21211

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Youth Development 4806 Seton Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215

Good Samaritan Shelter 141 E High St, Phoenixville, PA 19460

Greater Columbus Arts Council 229 Civic Center Dr, Columbus, OH 43215

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank 1 N Linden St, Duquense, PA 15110

HAVAR, Inc. 396 Richland Rd, Athens, OH 45701

HealthCare Access Maryland Health, General and Rehabilitative 201 E Baltimore S, Baltimore, MD 21202

Home Builders Care Foundation Housing, Shelter 11825 W. Market Place, Fulton, MD 20759

HOPE Ministries Baton Rouge Human Services 4643 Winbourne Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70805

Horizon Foundation of Howard County Health, General and Rehabilitative 10480 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 900, Columbia, MD 21044

Hospice Caring Inc Human Services 518 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Hospice of the Chesapeake Human Services 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122

Housing Unlimited Mental Health, Crisis Intervention 1398 Lamberton D, Silver Spring, MD 20902

Howard County Conservancy 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, MD 21163

Humanim Human Services 1701 N. Gay Street, Baltimore, MD 21213

i2E Inc. Community Improvement, Capacity Building 840 Research Parkway, Suite 250, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Interfaith Ministries, Inc. Religion, Spiritual Development 1431 Gurnee Ave, Suite A, Anniston, AL 36202

Kaleidoscope Youth Center Columbus, OH 43201

Keystone Opportunity Center 104 N Main St, Souderton, PA 18964

Koinonia Homes, Inc. 6161 Oak Tree Blvd., Suite 400, Independence, OH 44131

Langton Green Human Services 3016 Arundel on the Bay Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403

LEAP 2545 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service Crime, Legal Related 1 North Charles St, Suite 222, Baltimore, MD 21201

Maryland-DC Campus Compact Educational Institutions 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD 21701

Learning Lamp 2025 Bedford St, Johnstown, PA 19504

Lifeline of Berks County 612 Reading Ave, Reading, PA 19611

Maternal and Child Health Consortium 30 W Barnard St, Suite 1, West Chester, PA 19382

Metropolitan Center for Women and Children Human Services Jefferson, LA 70181

Mid-Ohio Foodbank 3960 Brookham Dr, Grove City, OH 43123

Moveable Feast Agriculture, Food, Nutrition 901 N Milton Ave, Baltimore, MD 21205

NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania 105 Braunlich Drive, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Neighborhood Services, Inc. 1950 N 4th St # E, Columbus, OH 43201

New Directions Career Center 199 E Rich St, Columbus, OH 43215

New Hope Ministries Dillsburg, PA 17019

Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania 3605 Vartan Way, Suite 204, Harrisburg, PA 17110

Oberlin Heritage Center 20 W Vine St, Oberlin, OH 44074

Ohio Association County Boards of MR/DD 73 E Wilson Bridge Rd, Suite B1, Worthington, OH 43085

Ohio Community Development Finance Fund 175 South Third Street, Suite 1200, Columbus, OH 43215

Oriana House Inc Akron, OH 44309

Oyster Recovery Partnership Community Improvement, Capacity Building 1805 Virginia St, Annapolis, MD 21401

Partners In Care MD, Inc Human Services 90 B Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21133

PathStone Corporation 1625 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102

Pearl S. Buck International 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA 18944

Phoenixville Community Health Foundation 821 Gay St, Phoenixville, PA 19460

Phoenixville Healthcare Access Foundation 723 Wheatland St, Phoenixville, PA 19460

Piedmont Benevolence Center Agriculture, Food, Nutrition 20222 Alabama Hwy 9, Piedmont, AL 36272

Prevent Blindness Ohio 1500 W. Third Ave., Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43212

Prince Georges Child Resource Center Human Services 9475 Lottsford Rd, Suite 202, Largo, MD 20774

Pro Bono Counseling Project Mental Health, Crisis Intervention 110 W Rd, Suite 202, Towson, MD 21204

Project PLASE Human Services 1814 Maryland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201

Public Education Foundation of Anniston, Inc. Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking 1302 Noble St, Suite 3e, Anniston, AL 36201

Public Justice Center Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy 1 N Charles St, Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21201

Reading Recovery Council of North America Inc 500 W. Wilson Bridge Rd., Suite 250, Worthington, OH 43085

Real Alternatives 7810 Allentown Boulevard, Suite 304, Harrisburg, PA 17112

Rebuilding Together Central Ohio 2771 East 4th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43219

Rebuilding Together Montgomery County Housing, Shelter 3925 Plyers Mill Rd, Kensington, MD 20895

Rehoboth Beach Film Society Arts, Culture, and Humanities 107 Truitt Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Sadler Health Center in Carlisle 100 N Hanover St, Carlisle, PA 17013

Soroptimist International of the Americas 1709 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

South Central Community Action Programs, Inc 153 North Stratton Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services, Inc 300 Chamber Plaza, Charleroi, PA 15022

St Vincent De Paul of Baltimore Human Services 2305 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218

Surrey Services For Seniors 28 Bridge Ave, Berwyn, PA 19312

Texas Pregnancy Care Network Human Services 1101 S. Capital of Texas Hwy, Bldg K, Suite 250, Austin, TX 78746

The Arc Baltimore Human Services 7215 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212

The Arc of Carroll County Human Services 180 Kriders Church Rd, Westminister, MD 21158

The Arc of Chester County 900 Lawrence Dr, West Chester, PA 19380

The Arc of Howard County Human Services 11735 Homewood Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042

The Arc of Maryland Human Services 121 Cathedral St, Annapolis, MD 21041

The Arc of Montgomery County Human Services 11600 Nebel St, Rockbville, MD 20852

The Arc of the Central Chesapeake Region Inc Human Services 931 Spa Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401

The Arc of Westchester Human Services 265 Saw Mill River Road, Hawthorne, NY 10532

Light of Truth Center Housing, Shelter 3308 Kyle Ct, Windsor Mill, MD 21244

Lutheran Homes Society Inc 2021 N. McCord Road, Toledo, OH 43615

Marian House Housing, Shelter 949 Gorsuch Ave., Baltimore, MD 21218

Maryland Humanities Council Arts, Culture, and Humanities 108 W Centre St, Baltimore, MD 21201

The Coordinating Center Health, General and Rehabilitative 8531 Veterans Highway, Millersville, MD 21108

The Training Source Employment, Job Related 59 Yost Pl, Capital Heights, MD 20743

Tri-City Life Center, Inc 1155 Wildlife Lodge Rd, Lower Burrell, PA 15068

United Methodist Home for Children, Inc 5120 Simpson Ferry Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

United Ministries/Earl's Place Housing, Shelter 1400 E Lombard St, Baltimore, MD 21231

United Way of Central Maryland Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking 100 South Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Ursuline Support Services 2717 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

West Anniston Foundation 800 Clydesdale Avenue, Anniston, AL 36201

Westmoreland Casemanagement and Supports, Inc 770 East Pittsburgh St, Greensburg, PA 15601

Westmoreland Community Action 226 S Maple Ave, #100, Greensburg, PA 15601

Westmoreland Community Food Bank 100 Devonshire Dr, Delmont, PA 15626

Williamson College of the Trades Educational Institutions 106 S. New Middletown Rd, Media, PA 19063

Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA 19224

Womens Law Center of Maryland Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy 305 W Chesapeake Ave, Towson, MD 21204

Wyoming Valley Children's Association 1133 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, PA 18704

Youngstown Hearing & Speech Center 6614 Southern Blvd, Boardman, OH 44512

YWCA of Greater Harrisburg 1101 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17103

Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection One Mustard Street, Rochester, NY 14609

The Light House, Inc. 10 Hudson Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Adams County Community Foundation 68 E Middle St, Gettysburg, PA

Family Connection 2 Walker Run, Alabaster, AL

Family Support Line 100 West 6th Street, Media, PA

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council 411 Seventh Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

Nonprofit Prince George's County Human Services 8181 Professional Place, Landover, Hyattsville, MD

Ivy Community Charities Educational Institutions 6118 Walton Avenue, Suitland, MD

Mental Health America of Westmoreland County 409 Coulter Avenue, Greensburg, PA

M-Power Ministries Health, General and Rehabilitative 4022 4th Ave S, Birmingham, AL

Open Door Ministry 350 Main Street, Royersford, PA

Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence Richmond, VA 23225

Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children 415 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA

The Arc of Greater Houston Human Services Houston, TX 77272

Unity Economic Development Corporation Community Improvement, Capacity Building 5801 Allentown Rd, Suitland, MD

Wings for Success 490 Lancaster Ave, Frazer, PA

YWCA of Central Alabama Human Services 309 23rd St N, Birmingham, AL

Joseph T. Simpson Public Library Educational Institutions 16 North Walnut Street, Mechanicsburg, PA

Independent Reading/Counseling Services, Inc Educational Institutions Anniston, AL

The Dance Foundation Arts, Culture, and Humanities 1715 27th Avenue South, Homewood, AL

Saving Animals – Volunteer Effort (SAVE) Animal Related Anniston, AL

National Alliance On Mental Illness of Central Virginia Mental Health, Crisis Intervention 1904 Byrd Avenue, Richmond, VA

Hope Within Ministries Health, General and Rehabilitative 4748 E Harrisburg Pike, Elizabethtown, PA

Housing Initiative Partnership, Inc. Housing, Shelter 6525 Belcrest Road, Hyattsville, MD

Crater Community Hospice, Inc Human Services 3916 South Crater Road, Petersburg, VA

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Virginia Health, General and Rehabilitative 2112 West Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA

Pathfinders for Autism Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines 303 International Circle, Cockeysville, MD

End Times Harvest Ministries Religion, Spiritual Development 5808 Harland Street, New Carrollton, MD

Blue Sky Fund Youth Development 2900 Q Street, Richmond, VA

Arc of Washington County Human Services 820 Florida Avenue, Hagerstown, MD

Ignatian Volunteer Corps Human Services 801 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD

Literacy Council of Lancaster-Lebanon, LVA, Inc. Educational Institutions 24 South Queen Street, Lancaster, PA

Community Education Center of Elk and Cameron Counties Educational Institutions 4 Erie Avenue, Saint Marys, PA

Breathe Pennsylvania 201 Smith Drive, Cranberry Township, PA

Community Actors Studio Theatre (CAST) Arts, Culture, and Humanities 144 East 11th Street, Anniston, AL

Catholic Community of Saints Peter and Paul, The Religion, Spiritual Development 404 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ

Workshops, Inc. Employment, Job Related 4244 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL

Abilities Network Human Services 8503 Lasalle Road, Towson, MD

All Saints Catholic Academy Educational Institutions,Religion, Spiritual Development 1155 Aurora Avenue, Naperville, IL

Dayspring Programs, Inc. Community Improvement, Capacity Building,Housing, Shelter,Human Services 1125 N Patterson Park Ave, Baltimore, MD

Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification 500 Loockerman Street, Dover, DE

GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc. (GRASP) Educational Institutions 4551 Cox Rd, Glen Allen, VA

Coosa Riverkeeper, Inc. Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification 102-b Croft Street, Birmingham, AL

Joe’s Movement Emporium Arts, Culture, and Humanities,Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics,Youth Development 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mt Rainier, MD 20712

Virginia’s Gateway Region Community Improvement, Capacity Building,Employment, Job Related 256 E Ellerslie Ave., Suite D, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

Service Coordination, Inc. Employment, Job Related,Health, General and Rehabilitative,Housing, Shelter,Human Services,Mental Health, Crisis Intervention 5283 Corporate Drive, Frederick, MD

Joshua M. Freeman Foundation Arts, Culture, and Humanities 31556 Winterberry Parkway, Selbyville, DE 19975

Collaborative Solutions Community Improvement, Capacity Building,Health, General and Rehabilitative,Housing, Shelter,Human Services P.O. Box 130159, Birmingham, AL 35213

Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center Arts, Culture, and Humanities,Educational Institutions 40 S. Carroll Street, Frederick, MD 21701

Boys and Girls Club of East Central Alabama Community Improvement, Capacity Building,Educational Institutions,Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics 920 Noble Street, Anniston, AL 36201

Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification 500 W. Loockerman Street, Suite 400, Dover, DE 19904

Gateway Homes Human Services,Mental Health, Crisis Intervention 11901 Reedy Branch Road, Chesterfield, VA 23838

Friends of the Lower Appomattox River Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification 1964 Wakefield Ave, Petersburg, VA 23805

Georgia Urban Forest Council Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification 315 W Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

Great Aspirations Scholarship Program Educational Institutions,Human Services,Youth Development 4551 Cox Rd., Suite 115, Glen Allen, VA 23060

Council on Aging Etowah County Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy,Health, General and Rehabilitative,Human Services 623 Broad Street, Gadsden, AL 35901

Council on Quality and Leadership Educational Institutions,Employment, Job Related 100 West Road, Suite 300, Towson, MD 21204

The Arc of Westchester Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy,Community Improvement, Capacity Building,Employment, Job Related,Health, General and Rehabilitative,Human Services,Mental Health, Crisis Intervention 4108 East Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23228

Commonwealth Autism Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy,Health, General and Rehabilitative,Human Services 4108 E. Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23228

Downtown Churches United Human Services,Religion, Spiritual Development 827 Commerce Street, Petersburg, VA 23803

St. Mary's Catholic Church Religion, Spiritual Development 2211 E Lakeview Dr, Johnson City, TN 37601

Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA) Community Improvement, Capacity Building 100 W 10th St, Wilmington, DE 19801

Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations Community Improvement, Capacity Building 100 E. Broad St, Suire 2440, Columbus, OH 43215

Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Community Improvement, Capacity Building 720 W Wilshire Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations Community Improvement, Capacity Building 2040 Linglestown Rd, Suite 302, Harrisburg, PA 17110

Maryland Nonprofits State and Regional Associations 1500 Union Avenue, Baltimore, MD 410.727.6367

Standards for Excellence Institute 1500 Union Avenue, Suite 2500, Baltimore, MD 21211 410.727.1726

Santa Clara University Markkula Center for Applied Ethics 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053-0633 408-554-5319