Tools and Resources

We've compiled the following list of organizations and publications to help you make the most of your giving.

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance

Collects and distributes information on the credibility of nonprofit organizations that solicit nationally or have national/international service programs

Greater DC Cares

Coordinates volunteer opportunities and business philanthropy in the metropolitan Washington area.


A comprehensive database of over 1.5 million nonprofit organizations' mission, programs, leadership and finances. Some search features may require a subscription.

The National Center for Family Philanthropy

An extensive knowledge center for family philanthropy, supporting philanthropic values and vision across generations of donors and their families.

Philanthropy News Digest

A weekly news service of The Foundation Center, in digest form, providing philanthropy-related articles and features gathered from print and electronic media outlets nationwide.

Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers

This membership organization promotes effective grantmaking through educational programs, peer networking and funding collaborations in the metropolitan Washington area. Because The Community Foundation is a member, our donors can be a part of Washington Grantmakers' activities and learning opportunities.