Tuesday, January 4, 2011

NeighborWorks America Identified as a Top Nonprofit in Washington, DC

NeighborWorks America is one of the largest nonprofits in the Washington, DC region, according to the Washington Post. International development, relief and advocay groups help make up the "Post 200: Nonprofits" list, compiled based on GuideStar USA's analysis of the amount of money these groups spend on programs.

Over the past 10 years, NeighborWorks America has distributed more than $18.1 billion to assist more than 230 community development organizations in all 50 states, the District and Puerto Rico, and it ramped up its efforts during the recent economic and housing crises. Last year NeighborWorks announced it would distribute $119 million in 2010, focusing on identifying and educating consumers about loan modification programs, counseling homeowners at risk of foreclosure and studying the impact of the housing crisis on minorities.

NeighborWorks America is in good company in the nonprofit category, sharing the spotlight with groups such as the American Red Cross, AARP and National Geographic. See NeighborWorks' entry on the list and find out which other groups made the cut.