BUILDING BONDS WITH THE COMMUNITY
Today's nonprofits work together with area corporations and small businesses to create a better future for Montgomery County. Whether it's through the financial sponsorships they receive, or the workforce development programs they manage, our communities benefit from these organizations and their partnerships.
Nonprofits Partner with Area Businesses
Nonprofit organizations help make Montgomery County a better place to live and work. And businesses recognize the benefits of committing to the social good. Discover how a partnership with a nonprofit can play an important role in their success, and yours.
Nonprofit Montgomery Creates Alliances
Nonprofit Montgomery brings together the leaders of nonprofit organizations who are working to make Montgomery County a thriving place for its citizens. They are the collective voice of those who serve with our government, philanthropic, and corporate partners.
Training the Future of Montgomery County
Urban Alliance, a national youth development nonprofit, is expanding its flagship High School Internship Program to provide paid, professional internships, job skills training, and one-on-one mentoring to economically-disadvantaged, high school seniors in eastern Montgomery County, MD.
The inaugural class of interns will be working at businesses and organizations throughout the community—including Precision Medicine Group, Holy Cross Hospital, Marriott International, Clark Construction Group, and more. The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, as well as the Mead Family Foundation, provided additional support for the expansion into Montgomery County.
We are thrilled that the local community has come together to bring internships, professional training, and mentoring to young people in Montgomery County. At Urban Alliance, we believe that early, meaningful work experience can truly change a young person’s path, preparing them for lifelong economic success.
FIND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
The Montgomery County Volunteer Center site allows your business or employees to search by keyword, organization or area to find the volunteer opportunity that works for you.
Find an opportunity by area close to home or work:
- Rockville offers volunteer opportunities ranging from community centers and nature centers to inclusion companions.
- Gaithersburg looks for food pantry support, drivers and call center support.
- Bethesda has a need for volunteer drivers, special project and donation coordinators.
Find an opportunity by areas of interest:
- Habitat for Humanity encourages youth partners and volunteers.
- Help preserve the natural Agricultural Reserve
- Various Days of Service
When your company shops for it or clients, look for the MoCo Made sticker that designates locally produced foods and other products. You’ll help the community, and be supporting many who are starting new businesses themselves.
- Support local foods and farmer's markets
- Buy local drinks
- Purchase locally made goods
BUILDING A STRONGER COMMUNITY
#MoCo365 promotes many diverse businesses in Montgomery County, which includes some worthy nonprofit organizations. If your business is looking to work with a community partner, or make a donation to one, please take a look at these great companies.
- Stepping Stones Shelter, Inc. provides emergency shelter, permanent housing, and post-shelter support services to homeless families with children—located in the historic Dawson farmhouse in Rockville.
- Hope Connections For Cancer Support helps people and their loved ones deal with the emotional and physical impact of cancer through their professionally facilitated programs of support, education, wellness, and hope.
- Through programs such as health clinics, emergency assistance, elderly ministries, language outreach, and housing—the Community Ministries of Rockville provides a set of services for the area’s most vulnerable citizens.
- A Wider Circle’s efforts focus on basic need items, workforce development, wraparound support, and neighborhood revitalization. These four components work in concert to create lasting change in the lives of those they serve.
- The Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless works to build a community where everyone has a safe, stable, and affordable place to call home. They hope to end homelessness for families and children in the County by 2020.
- Cornerstone Montgomery is the largest provider of behavioral health services in the County, as well as jobs for people with differing abilities.
- Manna Food Center fights hunger and has an extensive Holiday Hunger Drive.
- Montgomery Parks Foundation supports the green spaces for our 419 parks.
- Nonprofit Village provides shared space, and collaborates with area nonprofits.
The Nonprofit Village provides small, start-up and emerging organizations with shared office space, essential services, peer education, networking and collaborative opportunities. The organization fills needs for nonprofits across the county with a range of resident member services and virtual office capabilities. Read about their expansion >
LYNNE STEIN BENZION
Director of Business Retention & Expansion