“I am really glad my teacher encouraged me to apply to the Wilderness Living and Learning program. It really made my life better and taught me useful life skills. I have more hope and confidence for my future”

DONATIONS: Our purpose, programs, and supporters

No society can flourish without a sense of shared purpose and we feel that supporting those in our community who need it the most is a truly important purpose.

The Foundation carefully monitors all supported programs to ensure that donations are put to responsible and important use to the direct benefit of their clients. We accomplish this through regular meetings with program directors, site visits, and particular attention to outcomes. All donations are given in full to our supported programs as there are no administrative costs.

We accept donations though PayPal or by check payable to The Bloedorn Foundation and mailed to:

Bloedorn Foundation
888 17th Street, NW
Suite 210
Washington, DC 20006

The Bloedorn Foundation is a tax-deductible Section 501 (c)(3) non-profit.

The Foundation focuses over half of its funding on Early Childhood programs which include the following:

  • The Child & Family Network Centers (Alexandria, VA)
    Free educational, health and case management services for at-risk young children from low-income immigrant families in the City of Alexandria.
  • The Family Place (Washington, D.C.)
    Support center for low-income expectant parents and families with young children primarily from the Latino community of Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan.
  • The Ivymount School (Rockville, MD)
    Early intervention services for young children, starting at age 2.5 years, diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities.
  • Reginald S. Lourie Center (Rockville, MD)
    Home- and center-based clinical services for at-risk children, ages birth to 5, and families from throughout the Greater Washington area.
  • The Maddux School (Rockville, MD)
    Early intervention program for children with learning and social challenges.
  • Educare DC (Washington, DC)
    Free educational and therapeutic programs for infants and young children from low-income families in DC Wards 7 and 8.
  • The DC Children’s Advocacy Center (Washington, DC)
    The Safe Shores Program provides intervention, hope, and healing for children affected by abuse, trauma, and violence.
  • Bright Beginnings (Washington, DC)
    Early childhood education and parent support for families at-risk for food insecurity, homelessness, and economic disparities.

Examples of other programs receiving support for providing medical care, basic needs, and opportunities to close the educational gap include:

Calvary Women’s Services
New Futures
San Miguel School
A Wider Circle
The SEED School DC
Sibley Memorial Hospital
DC Central Kitchen
Wesley Housing
Fort Dupont Ice Arena
Medstar Washington Hospital Center

We are grateful for our long-standing donors (listed below) and for those who more recently invested in the work of the Foundation

Geoffrey and Elizabeth Baker
Dr. Ann Barnet
Marguerite Benson
Cathy Bernard
George Boggs
Mary Bowman
Margaret Heun Bradford
Marie Carr
George Chester
Mr. and Mrs. William G. Cox
David Cunningham
Katy Davis
Suzy DeFrancis and Phillip Wakelyn
Stephanie deSibour and Marc Miller
Martha Lyn Dippell and Danny Korengold
Bob and Roxanne Fleming
Linda Fort
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Gallemore
James and Theresa Gallemore
Sonya Gloeckle
Susan Sachs Goldman
Catherine Holderness
John K. Hoskinson
Peter Kreeger

Catherine Y. Kulski
Eve Lilley
Cabell and Jane Maddux
Victor and Michelle Maddux
Francis Magassy
Roderic and Claire McKelvie
Stuart and Elizabeth Nibley
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Nigra
Sara Parker
Mr. and Mrs. H. Gregory Platts
Lewis and Francis Rumford
Mr. and Mrs. Jake Sargent
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Sargent
Mary Mallory Sisson
Anne Spratt
Joseph G. Tompkins
Charles Bowdoin Train
Cheryl Wanner-Doggett
Virginia Weil
Anne Hatfield Weir
Janet Wintrol
Louisa Young
Suzanne Zunzer