The Spring 2020 round of Unfunded List proposal evaluation was an interesting one. All of the 35 proposals we received for review were submitted by early March and most were written months before that. The current pandemic and national protests were not front of mind for most of our proposal authors and so we had to focus on not only reviewing their work and making helpful suggestions for the future but also advising them on how to continue to work on their issues during a global pandemic.

As usual, we were impressed with all of the submissions this round. Everyone received a thorough feedback report from us and we offered followup calls to every submission.

The Unfunded List that we publish at the end of each round is an editorial decision. Our charitable mission is to educate the public about philanthropy and so when it comes time to choose which proposals to highlight we choose the ones we think are the most important for the public to learn about. This round we have chosen to highlight just one proposal from this round – a submission from Mary’s Center in Washington, DC. We invite you to read our profile of Mary’s Center and view their proposal below. 


Spring 2020 Unfunded List Honoree

Mary's Center

Mary’s Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community health center serving people of all ages, incomes, and backgrounds in the Washington, DC metro area for over 30 years.

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