Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Barker Adoption Foundation named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits by the

Catalogue for Philanthropy


As it Celebrates its 15th Anniversary Serving the Greater Washington Region,

the Catalogue for Philanthropy is Proud to Honor The Barker Adoption Foundation


WASHINGTON, D.C.—June 12, 2017—After a careful vetting process, the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington has selected The Barker Adoption Foundation to be part of the Class of 2017-18. The Barker Adoption Foundation has undergone an extensive review process, and has met the Catalogue’s high standards. Potential donors can be confident that the nonprofits in the Catalogue are worthy of their support.  Barker’s mission is to serve all members of the adoption circle - birth parents, adoptive parents, adopted persons, and anyone whose life is touched by adoption. The Barker Adoption Foundation is a committed advocate for ethical, respectful and child-centered adoption practices.


This year the Catalogue celebrates its 15th anniversary: since its inception it has raised $38 million for nonprofits in the region. It also offers trainings, neighborhood-based opportunities for collaboration, and speaker series for individuals who want to learn about and engage with the needs, challenges, and accomplishments of our shared community.

This year, reviewers helped select 76 charities to feature in the print edition, 34 of which are new to the Catalogue this year. It also selected an additional 32 nonprofits to be re-featured on its website, and congratulated ten on growing beyond its $3million budgetary limit. The network now includes over 400 vetted nonprofits working in the arts, education, environment, human services, and international sectors throughout greater Washington. (International charities must be headquartered in the DC region.)


“People want to know where to give and they need trusted information. Based on our in-depth review, we believe that Barker is one of the best community-based nonprofits in the region,” says Barbara Harman, founder and president of the Catalogue for Philanthropy.

Marilyn Regier, Executive Director and CEO of The Barker Adoption Foundation, states that “our organization, which is over 70 years old, is deeply honored by selection for the Catalogue.  The selection enables the Greater Washington community to look to Barker for excellence and financial transparency as we live out our mission of finding families for children who need love, safety, and permanency.” 

The Catalogue believes in the power of small nonprofits to spark big change.  As the only locally-focused guide to giving, its goal is to create visibility for the best community-based charities, fuel their growth with philanthropic dollars, and create a movement for social good in the greater Washington region. The Catalogue charges no fees; it raises funds separately to support its work.  






For the nonprofit:

Anne Christman

Director of Development

achristman [at] barkerfoundation.org



For the Catalogue for Philanthropy:

Adam Shapiro

Adam.Shapiro [at] ASPR.bz