TASSC Featured as "One of the Best" Local Charities in the 2016/17 Catalogue for Philanthropy


2016/17 Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington

August 29, 2016:

WASHINGTON, DC – TASSC International is honored to announce its selection for the 2016-17 Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington as one of the region's best community-based charities. This award reflects TASSC's status as a highly effective local charity, working to end the practice of torture wherever it occurs and support survivors as they empower themselves, their families and communities wherever they are .

TASSC was selected for the 14th annual Catalogue for Philanthropy, which has, since 2003, connected caring citizens with worthy community causes and raised more than $33 million for featured nonprofits.

"It is a remarkable achievement for TASSC to be named one of the best community based nonprofit organizations by the Catalogue for Philanthropy. With this stamp of approval, we hope to bring in more support in an effort to raise awareness of TASSC's mission and the population we serve," TASSC's Executive Director, Gizachew Emiru, stated.

The Catalogue's vetting process is rigorous: members of a 130-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.

“Donors know they can trust the Catalogue to help them make smart decisions about local nonprofits where their contributions will really make a difference,” notes Catalogue President Barbara Harman. “The Washington, DC region ranks third in wealth disparity in the nation – having one of the most affluent (and well-educated) populations in the country, and also one of the poorest. We are in a unique position to help our neighbors by connecting donors and volunteers to worthy, local nonprofits working to strengthen the D.C. region. The Catalogue makes it easy to learn about community needs and to help meet them.”

In November, 25,000 individuals and hundreds of family foundations will receive copies of the print Catalogue. To receive a complimentary copy of the Catalogue when it is released, visit cfp-dc.org.