Nationals Foundation launches donation match of $150,000 to local nonprofits for Giving Tuesday

The Washington Nationals Foundation has launched a donation match of $150,000 to local nonprofits for Giving Tuesday, celebrated on Tuesday, December 3. During the World Series, the Nationals Foundation experienced record-setting ticket sales for the 50/50 raffle at home games at Nationals Park, with a combined total jackpot of $300,000. The Nationals Foundation will now use their half of that jackpot to match fans who donate through nationals.com/GivingTuesday. The Foundation will grant up to $25,000 to the following nonprofits:

  • A Wider Circle (Silver Spring, MD) - Working to end poverty through on-the-ground programs and services, creating stable homes and workforce development programming to move families to economic self-sufficiency.

“A Wider Circle is extremely proud to partner with the Washington Nationals this Giving Tuesday. The fact that the Nationals want to share their success on the field with groups helping those in the community shows the true character of the Nationals organization. #Repeat!” - Mark Bergel, Founder and Executive Director

  • City Year (D.C.) - Education nonprofit dedicated to helping students and schools succeed by building democracy through citizen service, civic leadership, and social entrepreneurship.

“The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation is leveraging the excitement of Nats fans to support the deserving students of D.C. and our AmeriCorps Members who support them! City Year is so thrilled to participate. A match program like this allows the generosity and community involvement of Nats fans to shine through and get involved in organizations doing great work in D.C. City Year is a proud partner!” - Michelle Tafel, Executive Director

  • D.C. Central Kitchen (D.C.) - Community kitchen that recycles food from around D.C. and uses it as a tool to train unemployed adults to develop work skills while providing thousands of meals in the process.

“We are honored to be chosen as a recipient for this Giving Tuesday match. Every gift to D.C. Central Kitchen supports our work to fight hunger differently here in D.C. - through job training and job creation. We provide hands-on culinary job training for individuals seeking career pathways, while creating living-wage jobs and bringing nutritious, dignified food where it is most needed.” - Michael Curtin, CEO

  • La ClĂ­nica del Pueblo (D.C., MD) - Health services clinic serving the Latino community in D.C. and Maryland through comprehensive primary medical care with wrap-around services across the life spectrum.

“This is such an incredible opportunity and we are tremendously honored to have been selected for this initiative by the Nationals. We are thrilled the Nationals foundation is shining a light on the important health care needs of our Latino community here in the D.C. region. This campaign will make a huge difference to our work and our community.” - Catalina Sol, Executive Director

  • Northern Virginia Family Services (VA) - Provides the essential building blocks for financial, emotional, and physical well-being for families in the Northern Virginia community.

“We are honored to partner with the Nationals on Giving Tuesday. The Nationals Dream Foundation is a philanthropic force in the community. This is a transformational opportunity that builds off the incredible momentum of the World Series to support children and families in our region.” - Stephanie Berkowitz, CEO

  • Whitman-Walker (D.C.) - Offering affirming community-based health and wellness services to all with a special expertise in LGBTQ and HIV care.

“Whitman-Walker is thrilled to be partnering with our home team and World Champions the Washington National’s on this important day of giving. The donations we receive through Giving Tuesday are vital to providing care for our clients in the LGBTQ community and for those affected and impacted by HIV. The Nationals match this year means that every dollar will have double the impact. We are so grateful for this partnership and what it means to ensuring everyone has access to care with dignity and respect.” - Abbie Gibbs, Chief Development Officer

The donation match is now live and will run through Giving Tuesday on December 3.

“There has never been a more exciting time to work for, root for, and otherwise support the Washington Nationals!” said Tal Alter, CEO, Washington Nationals Foundation & Youth Baseball Academy. “The Nationals foundation serves as a convener of philanthropic partners across the region. In the wake of our World Series victory, we identified Giving Tuesday as a natural catalyst to harness the excitement of fans and generosity of citizens to support local nonprofit organizations delivering meaningful community impact.”

For more information, or to make a donation, please visit nationals.com/GivingTuesday.