The idea behind Breadcoin's "food token" is simple anyone can fund coins for people who are hungry. Purchased coins (currently valued at $2.50) are distributed to nonprofits for their hungry or food-insecure clients; individuals and families use them to purchase food at participating restaurants or stores of their choice. Circulating Breadcoin ensures that school children, caregivers, people in reentry programs, and others can eat food made with love by their neighbors. Additionally, Breadcoin's Flash Tables program invites all passersby to dine together, feeding some 100 people within a few hours. To date, Breadcoin has offered individual community members a new way to invest in 25 local nonprofits and 60+ local entrepreneurs. It has provided over $150,000 in revenue to food businesses in underserved areas (coins are redeemed at full value) and 16,000 meals to food-insecure neighbors with dignity and without stigma.

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Budget (FY0)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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 Spur Local

Each year 150+ community advocates review applicants on the basis of governance, equity, and impact. Each featured nonprofit has been successfully site visited and its financials given the thumbs up. Spur Local charges no fees and raises funds separately to support its work. Since 2003, it has raised over $57 million for nonprofits across the Greater Washington region.

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

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