The DC Policy Center is dedicated to advancing policies for a strong and vibrant District of Columbia. This one-of-a-kind, non-partisan, think tank is singularly focused on DCís economy and demographics, providing high-quality data on what is happening in the city and why. Since its launch in 2017, the Center has published over 140 unique analyses, revealing nuanced trends on issues like food deserts, affordable housing, diversity in schools, DCís business climate, and more. Armed with this research, the Center works with policymakers, advocacy organizations, and other stakeholders to drive positive policy change. Rapidly becoming the go-to expert on DCís economy Ė its website has attracted over 110,000 unique users and over half a million views Ė the Centerís work highlights the driving forces behind our cityís inequities and the opportunities to address them. Your support builds a stronger city for everyone.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 2

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; DC-Ward 1; DC-Ward 2; DC-Ward 3

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Each year 120 expert reviewers evaluate applicants for distinction, merit, and impact. Each featured charity has been successfully site visited and its financials given the thumbs up. The Catalogue for Philanthropy charges no fees and raises funds separately to support its work. Since 2003, it has raised over $40 million for charities across the Greater Washington region.

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