WASHINGTON, DC – Grassroots (TGP) is honored to announce its selection for the 2014/15 Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington as one of the region’s best community-based charities. This award reflects TGP’s status as a highly effective local charity, working to educate at-risk youth in the community about HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention through sports.
Tyler Spencer, the Founder and CEO of Grassroots, says that this award means a lot to the organization as it comes along with TGP 5th Year Anniversary. It recognizes the tireless efforts of everyone involved in its establishment and growth for the last five years, and its contribution to the community development in the DC area. In particular, it is inspiring for all the student-athletes who’s dedication to youth education and community service led the organization to become a strong youth-led nonprofit.
Grassroots was selected for the 12th annual Catalogue for Philanthropy, which has, since 2003, connected caring citizens with worthy community causes and raised more than $24 million for featured nonprofits.
The Catalogue’s vetting process is rigorous: members of a 125-person review team, made up of foundations, corporations, peer nonprofits and the philanthropic advisory community, evaluate charities on the basis of program impact and fiscal soundness and each featured charity is visited on-site by at least one member of the review team.
D.C. region. The Catalogue makes it easy to learn about community needs and to help meet them.”