Carpenter’s Shelter is honored to have been selected for the 2013 Catalogue for Philanthropy. The Catalogue for Philanthropy features seventy charities annually, some of the best smaller nonprofits in the Greater Washington region. Over one hundred reviewers from foundations, corporations, giving circles, and peer nonprofits evaluate applicants for distinction, merit, and impact. Finalists are scrutinized for cost-effectiveness, sustainability, and financial transparency, and seventy out of over 225 are selected. Since November 2003, the Catalogue has helped raise more than $21 million from new donors for featured nonprofits.

The Catalogue for Philanthropy shines a light on smaller, community-based nonprofits where donors’ contributions really make a difference. They essentially do the hard work for donors and philanthropists: nonprofits are rigorously evaluated and only the best are chosen to be featured. Being chosen for the Catalogue is a great honor, and one that will provide Carpenter’s Shelter with a new reach and donor base.

Collin Moller, one of Carpenter’s board members, sees the selection as a great honor and is proud to call Carpenter’s an outstanding nonprofit. As he states, “It is an extraordinary honor for Carpenters Shelter to be selected by the Catalogue as an outstanding small non-profit among 250 Washington area applicants. More importantly, their validation of our financial and program management strengths provides assurance to our clients, donors, and partners that their confidence is well-founded. We are thrilled to have this recognition.”

Thank you to our supporters and contributors for helping Carpenter’s Shelter achieve such a great honor. Without your support, donations, and time, Carpenter’s would not be able to continue in our mission to end homelessness. This recognition brings us one step further in that mission, and we are truly grateful to have been chosen for the Catalogue. We are also thrilled to share this award with our volunteers and donors, as you all have made this recognition possible.