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The Greater Bethesda community is fortunate to have several outstanding Non-Profit member organizations that offer a variety of services. Take a moment and visit each of these fine institutions:
  Adventure Theatre MTC
Historic Glen Echo Park,
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812  |  301-634-2270 

Adventure Theatre MTC is the longest-running professional children's theatre and training center. ATMTC serves 60,000 annually with performances, tours, classes, camps and workshops.
 
A Wider Circle

4808 Moorland Lane Suite 802, Bethesda, MD 20814  |  (301) 608-3504 

A Wider Circle is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to help children and adults lift themselves out of poverty. A Wider Circle pursues its mission by providing urgent, basic need items to families transitioning out of shelters or simply living without life's necessities. We also go into low-income schools, shelters, and community centers to lead free, educational workshops on topics ranging from job skills and financial planning to nutrition.
 
 Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County

801 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910  |  (301) 565-3805

Our mission is to promote, support, and expand a vibrant arts and humanities presence and ensure that it is woven into the fabric of our diverse and inclusive community. Our vision is to provide leadership that sustains arts and humanities organizations, artists and scholars and inspires participation in our County’s rich cultural assets.
 
Arts for the Aging
 
12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852  |  (301) 255-0103

AFTA engages older adults in health improvement & life enhancement through the arts. We focus on those who are vulnerable and frail with programs at dozens of adult day care centers, nursing homes, assisted living & community centers in the DC metro area. Currently we provide 500 programs annually via a faculty of teaching artists.
 
 ArtStream 
8401 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 1230, Chevy Chase, MD 20815  |  (301) 565-4567

Founded in 2005, ArtStream is based in Chevy Chase, Maryland and holds programming throughout the Greater Washington DC Metro region. ArtStream's Mission: Through collaborative performance and lifelong learning opportunities, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities gain the skills and confidence to engage with the world. ArtStream performances feature adult actors with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) — including autism — and other social and behavioral needs.
 
Bethesda Cares, Inc.
 
7728 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814 |  (301) 907-9244

Bethesda Cares Inc. is a community outreach program for the homeless. Our programs respond the needs of the Bethesda area homeless. We also work to keep people in their homes through through our eviction prevention program.
 
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Educational Foundation

P.O. Box 31209, Bethesda, MD 20824  |  (301) 657-2547 

Investing in academic excellence since 1995, the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Educational Foundation is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that raises money for academic support programs at the school for students at every level, to help ensure that all B-CC graduates are well-prepared for college and fulfilling careers. 
 
 The Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad (BCCRS)
5020 Battery Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814 | (301) 652-0077

The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad is a philanthropically operated, entirely volunteer, organization that provides state of the art emergency medical, fire, and rescue services to the Bethesda-Chevy Chase area and surrounding Maryland communities. The Rescue Squad also provides emergency medical services to upper Northwest D.C.
 
 Bethesda Fire Department
PO Box 30384, Bethesda, MD 20824 | (301) 652-5602

We are your neighborhood fire department. Once all volunteer, now your dedicated  Montgomery County Fire and Rescue professionals respond every time you dial 911. Our volunteer board of directors provides day-to-day support for Fire & Rescue Service's operations. The Bethesda Fire Department's mission is to prevent loss of life and property through community education and service since 1926

 
Bethesda Green
4825 Cordell Avenue, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814  |  (240) 396-2440

A nonprofit collaboration of businesses, government and residents, Bethesda Green promotes a healthy economy and sustainable living practices to reduce our collective impact on the environment.
 
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
4915 St. Elmo Avenue, Suite 202  Bethesda, MD 20814  |  (301) 215-9099

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) is the first national non-profit organization devoted to advancing bladder cancer research and supporting those impacted by the disease.
 
The Children's Inn at NIH

7 West Drive, Bethesda, MD 20814-1509  |  (301) 496-5672

The Children's Inn at the National Institutes of Health is a residential "place like home" for sick children and their families. Children come from across the country and around the world to stay together with their families in The Inn's healing environment while receiving groundbreaking medical treatments at the NIH, the world's leading biomedical research center. While the NIH takes care of the child's medical needs, The Inn tends to the child's heart, soul and spirit.
 
 CollegeTracks
4827 Rugby Avenue, Suite 302, Bethesda MD 20814 | (301) 986-4124

Figuring out which colleges are a good fit, how to apply to them, and how to pay for it all can be overwhelming. CollegeTracks helps students manage the challenges of the college experience so they persist, graduate and find a path that allows them to achieve independence, support families and give back to the community. CollegeTracks staff members work full-time in three Montgomery County high schools: Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Watkins Mill, and Wheaton, where they serve juniors and seniors.
 
Combat Soldiers Recovery Fund

3804 Williams Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815  |  (301) 986-4851

The Combat Soldiers Recovery Fund has 501(c)(3) status. Contributions are tax deductible and aid soldiers wounded in service of our nation. We provide 100% of every donation directly to wounded soldiers recovering at military hospitals in the Washington, D.C. area. No overhead. No bureaucracy. Contributions from individuals and corporations provide immediate funds for the everyday needs of soldiers facing a long, hard recovery far from home.
 
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region - Montgomery County

8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 202, Silver Spring, MD 20910 | (301) 495-3036

The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region (The Community Foundation) works to ensure equity, access, and opportunity for all residents in the Washington metropolitan area. Our mission is to strengthen the Washington metropolitan region by encouraging and supporting effective giving and by providing leadership on critical issues in our community.
 
Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County
 (CRCMC)
4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814  |  (240) 614-4238

The Conflict Resolution Center (CRCMC) reduces the burden on our courts, police, and county agencies by helping people use conflict as an opportunity to be creative and productive through the use of mediation, facilitation, and training. We serve Montgomery County residents, businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.
 
Cornerstone Montgomery
6040 Southport Drive, Bethesda, MD 20814  |  (301) 493-4200

St. Luke's House is a community-based psychiatric rehabilitation program serving Montgomery County since 1971, providing a wide array of mental health services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness. SLH also serves transitioning youths who are high school juniors and seniors who have serious emotional disturbances.
 
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Metro DC Chapter
6931 Arlington Road, Suite B, Bethesda, MD 20814  |  (301) 657-8444

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world's leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. We fund more CF research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support. We are a nonprofit donor-supported organization dedicated to attacking cystic fibrosis from every angle. Our focus is to support the development of new drugs to fight the disease, improve the quality of life for those with CF, and ultimately to find a cure.
 
 The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences, Inc.

10 Center Drive, NIH Building 10, 1N241, Bethesda, MD, 20892 | (301) 594-8985

FAES is a non-profit foundation, located at the National Institutes of Health, which conducts advanced educational programs and supporting activities to promote the productivity and attractiveness of professional life on the NIH campuses. FAES programs complement the work of NIH in accomplishing its mission of research and training in the biomedical sciences.
 
Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture 

7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD 20812  |  (301) 634-2222

The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, Inc. manages Glen Echo Park, one of the most lively visual and performing arts sites in the Washington area. Each year, more than 400,000 people come to the Park to renew their creative spirit through arts classes, festivals, exhibitions, dances, children’s theater, music performances, nature programs, and more.
 
Grass Roots Organization for the Well-being of Seniors (GROWS)

6101 Montrose Road, Suite 202, Rockville, MD 20852 |  (301) 765-3325

GROWS is the leading organization dedicated to the well-being of seniors in Montgomery County. We are a membership organization comprised of professionals who work with and for seniors. Our monthly network/education meetings provide a venue for professionals to come together to exchange ideas and resources thereby strengthening the community who serves seniors.
 
Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland
 
8380 Colesville Road, Suite 700, Silver Spring, MD 20910 |  (301) 990-0014 x11

Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland works with individuals, institutions, faith organizations, businesses, and the Habitat families themselves to build simple, decent, energy efficient, and affordable housing for those living in substandard conditions in our community.
 
Hearts & Homes for Youth

3919 National Drive #400, Burtonsville, MD 20866  |  (301) 679-1380

Hearts & Homes for Youth helps emotionally troubled, abused, neglected, homeless and runaway youth through a variety of residential and supportive programs. We provide counseling, advocacy, educational support, workforce readiness, and life skills training in a nurturing, homelike environment.
 
Hope Connections for Cancer Support

Beaumont House at FASEB
9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814  |  (301)634.7500

Hope Connections for Cancer Support is a local, nonprofit organization that helps people with cancer and their loved ones deal with the emotional and physical impact of cancer through professionally facilitated programs of emotional support, education, wellness and hope. Our programs are available to anyone affected by cancer regardless of their cancer diagnosis, stage of disease, age, economic status, race, religion, sex or where they receive their medical care. All programs are provided free of charge thanks to the generous support of many individuals, foundations and corporations.
 
 
Hope For Henry Foundation
2440 Wisconsin Avenue, 2nd Floor, Washington, D.C. , 20007 | (516) 220-0826

Hope for Henry is reinventing how hospitals care for seriously ill children and their families through innovative programs that entertain, reduce stress and empower children to be active participants in their own care.
 
 Howard Hughes Medical Institute
4000 Jones Bridge Road, Chevy Chase, MD, 20815 | (301) 215-8500

HHMI is a science philanthropy whose mission is to advance biomedical research and science education for the benefit of humanity. We empower exceptional scientists and students to pursue fundamental questions about living systems. Headquartered in Chevy Chase, MD, HHMI employs more than 2,600 individuals across the United States. In fiscal year 2016, HHMI provided $663 million in U.S. biomedical research and $86 million in grants and other support for science education.
 
International Baccalaureate
7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814 | (301) 202-3000

The International Baccalaureate offers high quality programmes of international education to a worldwide community of schools. Founded in 1968, the IB works with close to 4,000 schools in 147 countries to develop and offer challenging academic programmes to over 1,219,000 students around the globe.  The IB's four programmes for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.
 
  International Community Initiatives, Inc.
12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852 | (301) 202-4840

ICI and its partners support in-need communities both locally and internationally. We assist the communities to develop their own initiatives, which may involve public health, education, environment, economic development, etc. into feasible projects. The selected communities, ICI, and partner(s) will form a coalition that implement those developed projects for lasting impacts and sustainable outcomes to the beneficiary populations.

With compassion assistance, collaborative mindset, and collective resources, we envision that any community can be developed and enabled to grow toward self-sustaining. ICI wants to be the organization that brings passionate people together to make our world a better place - one community at a time!

 
Iona Senior Services
 
4125 Albemarle Street NW, Washington, DC 20016  |  (202) 895-9448

Since 1975, Iona has supported older adults and family caregivers as they experience the challenges and opportunities of aging. We educate, advocate, and provide essential services including care management, consultation, and counseling, as well as an award-winning Wellness & Arts day program for people living with cognitive and physical disabilities. Iona’s HelpLine is 202-895-9448.
 
 Jubilee Foundation, Inc.
10408 Montgomery Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895 | (301) 949-8628

Jubilee Foundation, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) organization whose exclusive purpose is to support Jubilee Association of Maryland, Inc. The Jubilee Foundation Board of Directors works with the Jubilee Director of Development to raise funds, publicize programs, and encourage and support the activities of the Jubilee Association.

Jubilee Foundation, Inc. raises funds for Jubilee Association of Maryland to support direct services such as transportation and dental care, and new initiatives. Jubilee Foundation, Inc. also processes donations to support the Charles E. Johnson Employee Recognition Fund.

 
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington

804 West Diamond Ave Suite # 300, Gaithersburg, MD 20878 |  (301) 838-0470

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Junior Achievement programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace.

KID Museum
6400 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20814  |  (301) 660-7418

Children's museum geared toward school age children with a focus on international culture, science & technology and social responsibility.
 
Live and Learn Bethesda, Inc.
 
4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814  |  (301) 740-6150

Live & Learn Bethesda is a non profit organization that provides adult education classes at the Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center. Live & Learn Bethesda classes include exercise & fitness, health & wellness, computers, arts & music, history & literature, self-improvement, and much more.
 
Luke's Wings
1054 31st Street, #540, NW, Washington, DC 20007  |  (202) 735-5694

A 501(c)3 non-profit that provides travel arrangement services for wounded warriors, military families and veterans in hospice care.
 
Mobile Medical Care
 
9309 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814  |  (301) 493-2400

MobileMed's mission is to improve the health of low-income people who face the greatest barriers to healthcare access. MobileMed provides primary and preventive healthcare to 5,000 medically underserved residents of Montgomery County. We deliver over 14,000 medical visits in multiple languages at our nine clinic locations throughout the county.
 
Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy (MCAEL)
12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852  |  (301) 881-1136

MCAEL is a community coalition of 60+ organizations that strengthen the county wide English Literacy network to support a thriving community and effective workforce.
   Montgomery County Police Foundation
P.O. Box 8351, Gaithersburg, MD 20898 | (202) 674-7400
 
Montgomery Hospice
1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850  |  (301) 921-4400

Montgomery Hospice serves our diverse community with high quality, compassionate medical hospice care to meet the unique physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of individuals with life-limiting illness. Our mission is "to gentle the journey through serious illness and loss with skill and compassion." Additionally, Montgomery Hospice provides 13 months of bereavement care to families and loved ones of our patients.
 
National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts
9190 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814  |  (301) 214-9133

 
National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 400, Bethesda, MD 20814  |  (301) 657-2652

A nongovernment, not-for-profit, congressionally chartered, public service organization.
 
NIH - NOAA - Recreation & Welfare Foundation
 
9000 Wisconsin Avenue Bldg 31A-BIW30, Bethesda, MD 20892  (301) 496-6061

The Recreation and Welfare Association is an organization designed to provide employees of the NIH and NOAA with a variety of social, athletic, discount, wellness, educational and special interest activities. The R&W reaches out to the Bethesda-Chevy Chase community for business opportunities with its website- www.fedesp.org and it’s monthly newsletter. The R&W does various fundraisers in the community, for the Children’s Inn, Special Love-Camp Fantastic, and Friends of Patients at the NIH.
  Senior Connection
3950 Ferrara Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20906| (301) 962-0820

The Senior Connection is dedicated to providing programs and services that preserve and foster independence, mobility and quality of life for seniors.
   Special Olympics Maryland
3701 Commerce Drive #103, Baltimore, MD 21227 | (410) 242-1515

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for persons eight years of age and older with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
 
Spirit Club Foundation
4507 Dresden Street, Kensington, MD 20895 | (240) 204-1144

The SPIRIT Club Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports people with disabilities as well as other limited income and health challenged populations to participate in fitness and wellness programs that promote their physical and emotional well-being. The Foundation provides scholarships for people with disabilities to participate in fitness programs, funding for programs to purchase equipment, and advocates for greater access to the fitness industry for health challenged populations.
  Trawick Foundation
7979 Old Georgetown Road, 10th Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814 | (301) 654-7030

The Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation assists local health and human service and arts non-profit organizations in Montgomery County, Md. The Foundation awards grants for specific projects that will make a demonstrable impact on the local community by reaching people in need and encouraging and sustaining creative activities. Preference is given to innovative approaches and programs.
 
Wonders Child Care
 
5272 River Road, Suite 530, Bethesda, MD 20816 |  (301) 654-5339

We are a nonprofit provider of accredited early childhood education, before/after school, and summer camp with flexible programs, for children ages two months through sixth grade with eight locations in Washington, DC and Maryland.
 
Yellow Ribbon Fund
 
4905 Del Ray Avenue Suite 500, Bethesda, MD 20814  |  (240) 223-1180

We provide support to injured service members and their families, most of whom are at Walter Reed-Bethesda. We provide hotel rooms, apartments, rental cars and cab rides to the injured and their families during recovery from serious wounds suffered in the military. For the caregivers of the injured, we host nights out for dinner and a movie, visits to spas and salons, and take part in many local activities. We are proud to support the Bethesda-Chevy Chase businesses that partner with us on our programs to help our injured heroes and their families.
 
YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase
 
9401 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814  |  (301) 530-3725

The YMCA is one of the largest social service agencies serving Washington D.C., suburban Maryland and northern Virginia. Every year, we provide opportunities in wellness, aquatics, youth sports, summer camp, child care, and more for over 200,000 people through our 17 branches and program centers.
 
YMCA Youth & Family Services
9601 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901  |  (301) 587-5700

YMCA Youth & Family Services (YFS), the social services branch of the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, has been providing counseling and early intervention services to children and families in Montgomery County, MD for more than 40 years. With 18 program sites and 65 staff members, YFS provides assistance to nearly 4,000 adults and children every year. YFS offers the majority of its services free of charge.