About Community First

Your contributions to Community First members help in the community where you direct your dollars. America’s Charities passes all of your gift to the charity you select, so the $5 a week you’ve set aside to help save the life of an abused child, or the $10 a week you’ve aimed at helping find a cure for diabetes, or the $20 earmarked to strengthen families will reach its target.

Community First Members

A Wider Circle


A Wider Circle
Comprehensive support (provision of beds, dressers and more, combined with educational programs) for children and adults lifting themselves out of poverty and homelessness.
Arlington Housing Corporation


Arlington Housing Corporation
Prevent homelessness! We provide low-income children, families and seniors safe, clean affordable housing. At-risk youth succeed in our onsite after-school programs and one-on-one teen tutoring.
Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County


Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County
Manages the Arts and Humanities Collective Impact Fund that provides matching funds for variety of educational, arts, history needs and projects in Montgomery County.


Boy Scouts of America, National Capital Area Council
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. National Capital Area Council (NCAC) was organized in 1911 and today stands as one of the oldest and largest councils in America.
Capital Caring


Capital Caring
Provides hospice services, pain/symptom management, and counseling each day to 1,200+ people with serious illness and support for their families, regardless of ability to pay.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, Inc.


Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, Inc.
Soup kitchen/food pantry, homeless shelter, emergency assistance, counseling, foster care, elderly services, immigrant assistance, disabled services, crisis pregnancy assistance, family housing, adoption services, prison ministry.
Children's Inn At NIH, The


Children's Inn At NIH, The
Provides “a place like home” for children and their families participating in groundbreaking medical treatments at The National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Community First - America's Charities of Greater Washington, D.C.


Community First - America's Charities of Greater Washington, D.C.
Feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, protecting women and children, providing critical medical services, supporting families in need, support Greater Washington, D.C.'s most respected charities.
Duke Ellington School of the Arts


Duke Ellington School of the Arts
A public high school giving urban youth who might not otherwise have the opportunity a college preparatory education and intensive training in eight artistic disciplines.
Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc.


Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc.
Trained volunteers work at the request of the Fairfax County Juvenile Court to provide advocacy for child victims of life-threatening abuse, neglect, or abandonment.
Food for Others, Inc.


Food for Others, Inc.
Obtains and distributes free food directly to people in need in Northern Virginia and supports food programs of other community-based organizations.


Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia, Inc.
Individuals, corporations, churches, and community organizations partner with us to build homes sold to low-income families in Northern Virginia - providing them with affordable housing.