ABOUT MARYLAND NONPROFITS
Maryland Nonprofits' top priority is helping nonprofits effectively accomplish their missions in ways that expand public trust, public appreciation of their roles and impact and public support for their efforts
Prince George’s County Nonprofit Awareness Week is October 19th -24th. The Human Services Coalition of Prince George’s County has put together a toolkit to help nonprofits become involved in and help raise awareness of the role nonprofits play in serving the needs of our communities. Human Services Coalition members and supporters can download the Nonprofit Awareness Toolkit for ideas, logos, and links to resources. Learn more…
The Standards for Excellence Institute is proud to announce the release of its new website! It has been designed to reflect what the Standards for Excellence community would like to see, and offers users a customized experience to engage with the Standards for Excellence program and resources. Explore the new website here: www.standardsforexcellence.org
Our 2015 Annual Conference - Connecting for Impact! Justice for All will be Thursday, November 12 - Friday, November 13 at the Hilton Hotel in Rockville, MD. Learn more...
The Standards for Excellence Institute is proud to announce the release of their new website! It has been designed to reflect what the Standards for Excellence community would like to see, and offers users a customized experience to engage with the Standards for Excellence program and resources...
Crossroads Community Food Network
Crossroads Community Food Network (Crossroads) improves access to fresh, local, healthy food through innovative programs and models that support those who grow food and those who eat it. Their primary focus is on the residents of Maryland’s Takoma/Langley Crossroads, a diverse, largely immigrant community at the Montgomery County and Prince George’s County border. Crossroads strives to build the local food system, educate and empower community members — especially low income and immigrant residents — about healthy food choices, and create universal access to healthy food. Specifically, Crossroads improves food security and nutrition for low-income residents by providing access to fresh, local fruits and vegetables through their Fresh Checks Program, which matches federal money with private funds to double consumers’ buying power; stimulates local business by providing a reliable marketplace for local farmers and prepared food vendors at the Crossroads Farmers Market each week from June through November; educates low-income individuals, children, seniors, and families through a community-based, culturally-appropriate curriculum in the Healthy Eating Program; and supports budding food entrepreneurs through the Microenterprise Training Program, in collaboration with the planned Takoma Park Silver Spring Community Kitchen. One of their success stories is Rosa Linares, who started selling her locally grown herbs and vegetables at the Crossroads Farmers Market in 2010. She showed up with two baskets and an umbrella and started selling. With the support of Crossroads, 4 years later she has signage, a tent, and high demand for her products. She's planted more, became a certified WIC farmer for both Maryland and D.C., and increased her weekly sales by 400%. Now she has regular customers and Crossroads has guided her to more opportunities, such as with the local licensed kitchen and Microenterprise Training. Visit Crossroads Community Food Network Website.
Standards for Excellence
The Standards for Excellence is a set of best practices that helps nonprofits of all sizes and types be more successful in achieving their mission.