A higher minimum wage. Paid sick leave. More affordable childcare and prescription drugs. Bail and police reform. These are just a few of the victories that Progressive Maryland has helped to achieve since 2004, affecting thousands of people across the state. Its grassroots approach empowers communities to advocate for reforms to the economic and social systems that oppress them. That means training leaders from marginalized communities – particularly people of color, LGBTQ+ folks, and low-income individuals – in grassroots organizing at the Maryland People’s Leadership Institute. It also means educating everyday voters about how state and city governments affect their lives (from job opportunities to air quality), and how, as voters, they can create positive change. More than 125,000 Marylanders across nine state chapters have joined the fight for justice, demanding a Maryland that works – for everyone.

COVID-19 Impact: Gathering feedback from everyday Marylanders across the state on the needs of their communities, Progressive Maryland collaborated with grassroots allies and funding partners on mutual aid work to help communities meet their vital needs.

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Catalogue charities range in size from $100,000 to $3 million. This graphic indicates the budget range of the organization featured here. If you see an organizational budget above the $3 million mark, that is because the featured charity has grown in size since it first appeared in the Catalogue. We proudly present on our website the work of these "growth" charities.

About the Catalogue for Philanthropy

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.

The Catalogue for Philanthropy looks to friends like you to keep our services independent and entirely free of charge. Consider a small contribution to the Catalogue to cap off your gift and help the causes you care about get the full support they deserve!

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