Guide to Giving

More than 60 ways to make a difference in our community




It could be as small as volunteering for one day to sort canned goods, or as big as paying someone’s college tuition—here are concrete ways to get involved, whether it’s with your time or money.

All of the organizations below have been recommended by either The Community Foundation in Montgomery County or the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. If an organization offers Student Service Learning  hours or internships, we noted that in its volunteer opportunities. 

Give a Child a Chance

Asian American LEAD
Artivate​
Center for Adoption Support and Education
Community Bridges 
Crittenton Services of Greater Washington
The George B. Thomas Sr. Learning Academy’s Saturday School
Girls on the Run of Montgomery County, MD  
Horizons Greater Washington
Identity 
Liberty’s Promise
Making a New United People (MANUP)
Voices for Children Montgomery

Help Build Communities

IMPACT Silver Spring

Help Someone Go to College

Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) 
CollegeTracks
Future Link
Generation Hope 
Passion for Learning
Universities at Shady Grove—Career Experience Opportunities (CEO) 

Support Those With Special Needs

Red Wiggler Community Farm
St. Joseph’s House
Sunflower Bakery 

Feed the Hungry

Crossroads Community Food Network
Food & Friends
Manna Food Center
Nourish Now
St. Camillus Food Pantries

Improve Someone’s Health

Aspire Counseling
EveryMind
Mary's Center
Mercy Health Clinic
Mobile Medical Care (MobileMed) 
National Alliance on Mental Illness Montgomery County (NAMI MC) 
Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington
Serving Together

Put a Roof Over Someone’s Head

Dwelling Place
Housing Unlimited
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless
Montgomery Housing Partnership
Rainbow Place
Rebuilding Together Montgomery County
Stepping Stones Shelter

Help Seniors

Home Care Partners 
Silver Spring Village 

Offer Those in Need a Safety Net

A Wider Circle
Bethesda Cares
Capital Area Asset Builders
Community Ministries of Rockville
Family Services 
Interfaith Works 
Shepherd’s Table
The Tree House Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County 

Help Someone Find a Job

CareerCatchers
CASA
Latin American Youth Center/Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers 
Latino Economic Development Center
Literacy Council of Montgomery County, MD 
Per Scholas

Support the Arts and Humanities

Adventure Theatre MTC
Arts for the Aging 
Arts on the Block
ArtStream
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Bel Cantanti Opera 
CityDance
ClancyWorks Dance Company 
CREATE Arts Center 
Docs In Progress 
Flying V 
Forum Theatre 
Friends of the Library, Montgomery County
Gandhi Brigade Youth Media
The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture
The Glorystar Children’s Chorus (GCC)
The Highwood Theatre 
Imagination Stage
Inscape Chamber Orchestra
InterAct Story Theatre Education Association 
The InterPLAY Orchestra 
KID Museum
Levine Music
Lumina Studio Theatre 
Marlow Guitar International (MGI)
Maryland Youth Ballet
Montgomery Community Television | Montgomery Community Media
The National Capital Trolley Museum
New Orchestra of Washington (NOW)
Olney Theatre Center
Round House Theatre
The Sandy Spring Museum
Silver Spring Town Center Inc. (SSTCi)
Story Tapestries
Strathmore
The Victorian Lyric Opera Company (VLOC)
VisArts
The Writer’s Center
Youth Art For Healing

Other Ways to Give

Sharing Montgomery Fund
Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC)

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