Non-Profits

Home > Community > Community Profile > Non-Profits
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.
 
 
American Cancer Society
7500 Greenway Center Drive, #300, Greenbelt, MD 20770  |  (301) 982-2161

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well, help people get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer
 
Arthritis Foundation, Mid Atlantic Region

4720 Montgomery Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814  |  (800) 365-3811 

The Arthritis Foundation is dedicated to improving lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. The Mid-Atlantic region serves Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, North and South Carolinas.
 
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.
   The Barker Adoption Foundation
7979 Old Georgetown Road, 1st Floor Bethesda, Maryland 20814 | (301) 664-9664

The Barker Adoption Foundation is a nonprofit adoption agency licensed in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Barker supports birth parents, as well as adoptive parents and adoptees, with lifelong adoption-related services.
 
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. 
 
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.
 
Capital Area Food Bank
4900 Puerto Rico Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20017 |  (202) 644-9800

 
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.
 
 
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  |  (301) 652-0717

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.
 
Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County
 
12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852  |  (240) 292-9282

The Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County (CVC-MC) educates businesses on how to partner with and support non-profit organizations by helping create successful volunteer/charitable programs that positively impact the business, its employees and the local community.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Graceful Growing Together, Inc.

8011 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814  |  (301) 652-5160

A 501 (c) 3 subsidiary of Christ Evangelical Lutheran church created for outreach for planned community center. - See more at: http://www.bccchamber.org/NONPROFIT-ORGANIZATIONS/Graceful-Growing-Together,-Inc-1207#sthash.8xXm3VYe.dpuf
A 501 c 3 Nonprofit of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bethesda-Chevy Chase (CELC). Because of Bethesda’s remarkable growth, the need for community services and programs offered by our parent, CELC, has multiplied, particularly day care for children, families, the elderly and the less fortunate. Our vision is to stay in Bethesda as we have since 1934 and continue to offer and expand services to: Connect an increasing numbers of people with the resources offered by CELC, Enrich people’s lives and help them grow through caring relationships, relevant ministries and meaningful service, Lead the way to effective and responsive community needs, Impact the quality of community life through community-based programs and Ensure the continued existence and viability of our pastoral mission.
 
Grass Roots Organization for the Well-being of Seniors (GROWS)

11215 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, MD  20854  |  (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
 
9110 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877  |  (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.
 
Hearing Loss Association of America
 
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814  |  (301) 657-2248

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss. According to the National Center for Health Statistics 48 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss making it a public health issue third in line after heart disease and arthritis. HLAA provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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
1238 Wisconsin Avenue NW, #401, 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.
 
 
MCPAW
 - Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-Being
7315 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, MD 20855  |  (301) 987-2203

MCPAW works to identify and affect the primary reasons that animals end up in shelters and, through special projects and programs, strives to be a catalyst for education and change for the benefit of animals in Montgomery County.
 
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 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.
 
 
Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities 
5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 825, Washington, D.C. 20015  |  (202) 448-1458

Quality Trust is an independent, non-profit advocacy organization focused on improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families.  We work with individuals and family members to solve problems, identify opportunities for learning and contribution and find creative ways to minimize “differences” and make the most of each person’s abilities.
 
Rebuilding Together Montgomery County
18225-A Flower Hill Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20879 | (301) 947-9400

Rebuilding Together Montgomery County (RTMC), formerly Christmas in April, provides small and large-scale home repairs, accessibility modifications, and energy efficiency upgrades at no cost to low-income homeowners in Montgomery County. These services help our county’s most vulnerable residents live safely, securely and independently in their homes.
 
Rock Creek Conservancy
4300 Montgomery Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814  |  (301) 579-3105

Rock Creek Conservancy protects the lands and waters of Rock Creek and revitalizes Rock Creek Park for people to treasure and enjoy.
 
Small Press Expo
4509 Wisconsin Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814 | (301) 537-4615

America's Premiere Independent Cartooning and Comic Arts Festival.
 
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.
 
Wonders Child Care
 
4607 Willard Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815  |  (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.