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CMR Selected for 2018/2019 Catalogue for Philanthropy

Once again, CMR has been selected for the prestigious Catalogue for Philanthropy (CFP). The latest edition features the “best small charities in the Greater Washington area.” In a region full of nonprofit organizations of every kind, being included among 126 small charities is a great honor.

The Catalogue for Philanthropy (CFP) was formed in 2003 as the “region's only locally-focused guide to giving and volunteering.” The vetting process for inclusion in the CFP is significant. After completing an extensive application, a non-profit is reviewed by a team of experts in the fields of philanthropy, nonprofit, and government. Reviewers evaluate organizations based on mission, quality of programs, leadership and staff, and evidence of impact. Financial reviewers assess each organization’s soundness; expense and revenue projections; fiscal transparency; percent of budget spent on administrative costs; staff salaries; and board participation in fund development. In addition, reviewers frequently make in-person visits to organizations being evaluated.

CMR first appeared in the CFP’s 2014/15 print edition, the first time we applied. Based on their rules, we were barred from submitting again until this year. Inclusion offers CMR both visibility and credibility to new potential funders. It also provides a “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval” to those investigating nonprofits that are judged to be well-run and fiscally responsible. Inclusion in the Catalogue is further evidence that our programs improve the quality of life for the most vulnerable Rockville and Montgomery County residents by providing basic health and human services with the goal of helping them achieve and maintain self-sufficiency.

See CMR’s full listing in the Catalogue for Philanthropy.

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Mr. H. and his wife came to us fifteen years ago when his wife was 84 and he 60. His wife did not have Social Security or Medicare, so Mr. Herbert’s work provided the needed medical insurance.

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