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Standards for Excellence accredited organizations participate in an intensive three-stage independent review process that confirms they meet all the benchmarks in the Standards for Excellence code.

Standards recognized organization submit to various levels of independent review to confirm that they have met some of the benchmarks in the Standards for Excellence code. This is the best option for organizations who may have more work to do or need more support from the Institute to meet all or most of the benchmarks. 

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Title Category Address Description
Accokeek Foundation Arts, Culture, and Humanities 3400 Bryan Point Rd, Accokeek, MD 20607 Accredited since 2006

Alternative Directions Crime, Legal Related 2505 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 Accredited since 2004

Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area Human Services 3772 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806 Accredited since 2006

Angels' Place 2615 Norwood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15214 Accredited since 2013

Arc of Story County Human Services 130 S. Sheldon, #302 Ames, Bowie, IA 50014 Accredited since 2014

Ardmore Enterprises Employment, Job Related 3000 Lottsford Vista Road, Ardmore, MD 20721 Accredited since 2004

Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 Accredited since 2009

Berks Connections/Pretrial Services 633 Court Street, 16th Fl, Reading, PA 19601 Accredited since 2007

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Alabama Youth Development 801 East Board Street, Gadsden, AL 35902 Accredited since 2014

BrightFocus Foundation Medical Research 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871 Accredited since 2009

Building Families for Children (formerly Baptist Family and Children's Home) Human Services 7161 Columbia Gateway Dr., Suite A, Columbia, MD 21046 Accredited since 2007

CALMRA, Inc Human Services 5020 Sunnyside Ave, Beltsville, MD 20705 Accredited since 2007

CARE for Children PO Box 616, 723 East Main Street, Bradford, PA 16701 Accredited since 2004

Catholic Charities of Houma/Thibodaux Religion, Spiritual Development 1220 Aycock Street, Houma, LA 70360 Accredited since 2004

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg, PA 723 E Pittsburgh St, Greensburg, PA 15601 Accredited since 2007

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Harrisburg, PA Inc. 4800 Union Deposit Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111 Accredited since 2009

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh 212 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Accredited since 2012

Catholic Leadership Institute 440 East Swedesford Road, Suite 3040, Swedesboro, PA 19087 Accredited since 2011

Center for Community Resources 212-214 South Main Street, Suite 625, Butler, PA 16001 Accredited since 2015

Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania 207 House Ave, Camp Hill, PA 17011 Accredited since 2009

Children's Services, Inc. Human Services 501 Quintard Ave, Ste 14, Anniston, AL 36202 Accredited since 2014

Civic Works Employment, Job Related 2701 St Lo Dr, Baltimore, MD 21213 Accredited since 2007

Community Crisis Services Mental Health, Crisis Intervention 4316 Farragut St, Hyattsville, MD 20781 Accredited since 2004

Community Enabler Developer Human Services 104 F Street, Anniston, AL 36201 Accredited since 2014

Compass, Inc. Human Services 12400 Kiln Ct, Suite A, Beltsville, MD 20705 Accredited since 2012

Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development 1 Pinchot Lane, Athens, OH 45701 Accredited since 2008

Crossroads Community Inc Mental Health, Crisis Intervention 120 Banjo Ln, Centreville, MD 21617 Accredited since 2001

Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center Arts, Culture, and Humanities 40 S. Carroll Street, Frederick, MD 21701 Accredited since 2003

Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council Inc Community Improvement, Capacity Building 601 North Church Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 Accredited since 2007

DuPage PADS Housing, Shelter 601 West Liberty, Wheaton, IL 60187 Accredited since 2009

Dyslexia Tutoring Program Educational Institutions 711 W 40th St, Baltimore, MD 21211 Accredited since 2002

Early Connections 200 West 11th Street, Suite 200, Erie, PA 16501 Accredited since 2014

Eastern Shore Land Conservancy 124 Wye Narronws Drive, Queenstown, MD 21658 Accredited since 2000

Elk County Community Foundation 32 S St Marys St #4, St. Mary, PA 15857 Accredited since 2010

Families Helping Families of Northeast LA Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines 5200 Northeast Road, Monroe, LA 71203 Accredited since 2006

Family and Youth Counseling Agency, Inc. Mental Health, Crisis Intervention 220 Louie St, Lake Charles, LA 70601 Accredited since 2004

Family League of Baltimore Human Services 2305 N. Charles Street, Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21218 Accredited since 2014

Family Tree Human Services 2108 N Charles S, Baltimore, MD 21218 Accredited since 2010

For Pete's Sake Cancer Respite Foundation 620 West Germantown Pike, Suite 250, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 Accredited since 2007

Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society 777 E Park Dr, Harrisburg, PA 17111 Accredited since 2007

Fuel Fund of Maryland Human Services 1500 Union Ave., Suite 2400, Baltimore, MD 21211 Accredited since 1999

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Youth Development 4806 Seton Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215 Accredited since 2004

Good Samaritan Shelter 141 E High St, Phoenixville, PA 19460 Accredited since 2012

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank 1 N Linden St, Duquense, PA 15110 Accredited since 2006

HealthCare Access Maryland Health, General and Rehabilitative 201 E Baltimore S, Baltimore, MD 21202 Accredited since 2006

Home Builders Care Foundation Housing, Shelter 11825 W. Market Place, Fulton, MD 20759 Accredited since 2011

HOPE Ministries Baton Rouge Human Services 4643 Winbourne Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70805 Accredited since 2006

Horizon Foundation of Howard County Health, General and Rehabilitative 10480 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 900, Columbia, MD 21044 Accredited since 2014

Hospice Caring Inc Human Services 518 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Accredited since 2007

Hospice of the Chesapeake Human Services 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122 Accredited since 2005

Housing Unlimited Mental Health, Crisis Intervention 1398 Lamberton D, Silver Spring, MD 20902 Accredited since 2001

Howard County Conservancy 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, MD 21163 Accredited since 2015

Humanim Human Services 1701 N. Gay Street, Baltimore, MD 21213 Accredited since 2001

i2E Inc. Community Improvement, Capacity Building 840 Research Parkway, Suite 250, Oklahoma City, OK 73104 Accredited since 2010

Interfaith Ministries, Inc. Religion, Spiritual Development 1431 Gurnee Ave, Suite A, Anniston, AL 36202 Accredited since 2013

Kaleidoscope Youth Center Columbus, OH 43201 Accredited since 2011

Langton Green Human Services 3016 Arundel on the Bay Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403 Accredited since 2006

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service Crime, Legal Related 1 North Charles St, Suite 222, Baltimore, MD 21201 Accredited since 2004

Maryland-DC Campus Compact Educational Institutions 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD 21701 Accredited since 2014

Learning Lamp 2025 Bedford St, Johnstown, PA 19504 Accredited since 2008

Metropolitan Center for Women and Children Human Services Jefferson, LA 70181 Accredited since 2009

Moveable Feast Agriculture, Food, Nutrition 901 N Milton Ave, Baltimore, MD 21205 Accredited since 2008

NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania 105 Braunlich Drive, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 Accredited since 2013

Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania 3605 Vartan Way, Suite 204, Harrisburg, PA 17110 Accredited since 2015

Oyster Recovery Partnership Community Improvement, Capacity Building 1805 Virginia St, Annapolis, MD 21401 Accredited since 2011

Partners In Care MD, Inc Human Services 90 B Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21133 Accredited since 2014

PathStone Corporation 1625 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102 Accredited since 2004

Pearl S. Buck International 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA 18944 Accredited since 2012

Phoenixville Community Health Foundation 821 Gay St, Phoenixville, PA 19460 Accredited since 2011

Prince Georges Child Resource Center Human Services 9475 Lottsford Rd, Suite 202, Largo, MD 20774 Accredited since 2001

Pro Bono Counseling Project Mental Health, Crisis Intervention 110 W Rd, Suite 202, Towson, MD 21204 Accredited since 2008

Project PLASE Human Services 1814 Maryland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201 Accredited since 2005

Public Education Foundation of Anniston, Inc. Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking 1302 Noble St, Suite 3e, Anniston, AL 36201 Accredited since 2014

Public Justice Center Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy 1 N Charles St, Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21201 Accredited since 2013

Rebuilding Together Montgomery County Housing, Shelter 3925 Plyers Mill Rd, Kensington, MD 20895 Accredited since 2009

Rehoboth Beach Film Society Arts, Culture, and Humanities 107 Truitt Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 Accredited since 2014

South Central Community Action Programs, Inc 153 North Stratton Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 Accredited since 2014

St Vincent De Paul of Baltimore Human Services 2305 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218 Accredited since 2005

Texas Pregnancy Care Network Human Services 1101 S. Capital of Texas Hwy, Bldg K, Suite 250, Austin, TX 78746 Accredited since 2009

The Arc Baltimore Human Services 7215 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212 Accredited since 2005

The Arc of Carroll County Human Services 180 Kriders Church Rd, Westminister, MD 21158 Accredited since 2012

The Arc of Chester County 900 Lawrence Dr, West Chester, PA 19380 Accredited since 2006

The Arc of Howard County Human Services 11735 Homewood Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042 Accredited since 2005

The Arc of Maryland Human Services 121 Cathedral St, Annapolis, MD 21041 Accredited since 2007

The Arc of Montgomery County Human Services 11600 Nebel St, Rockbville, MD 20852 Accredited since 2008

The Arc of the Central Chesapeake Region Inc Human Services 931 Spa Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401 Accredited since 2005

The Arc of Westchester Human Services 265 Saw Mill River Road, Hawthorne, NY 10532 Accredited since 2013

Light of Truth Center Housing, Shelter 3308 Kyle Ct, Windsor Mill, MD 21244 Accredited since 2010

Marian House Housing, Shelter 949 Gorsuch Ave., Baltimore, MD 21218 Accredited since 2005

Maryland Humanities Council Arts, Culture, and Humanities 108 W Centre St, Baltimore, MD 21201 Accredited since 2009

The Coordinating Center Health, General and Rehabilitative 8531 Veterans Highway, Millersville, MD 21108 Accredited since 2014

The Training Source Employment, Job Related 59 Yost Pl, Capital Heights, MD 20743 Accredited since 2009

United Methodist Home for Children, Inc 5120 Simpson Ferry Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 Accredited since 2009

United Ministries/Earl's Place Housing, Shelter 1400 E Lombard St, Baltimore, MD 21231 Accredited since 2006

United Way of Central Maryland Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking 100 South Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201 Accredited since 2000

Ursuline Support Services 2717 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 Accredited since 2009

West Anniston Foundation 800 Clydesdale Avenue, Anniston, AL 36201 Accredited since 2015

Westmoreland Casemanagement and Supports, Inc 770 East Pittsburgh St, Greensburg, PA 15601 Accredited since 2006

Westmoreland Community Action 226 S Maple Ave, #100, Greensburg, PA 15601 Accredited since 2006

Williamson College of the Trades Educational Institutions 106 S. New Middletown Rd, Media, PA 19063 Accredited since 2008

Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA 19224 Accredited since 2009

Womens Law Center of Maryland Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy 305 W Chesapeake Ave, Towson, MD 21204 Accredited since 2009

Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection One Mustard Street, Rochester, NY 14609 Accredited since 2015

The Light House, Inc. 10 Hudson Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 Standards Basics since 2015

Family Connection 2 Walker Run, Alabaster, AL Standards Basics Enhanced since 2016

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council 411 Seventh Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA Accredited since 2007

Nonprofit Prince George's County Human Services 8181 Professional Place, Landover, Hyattsville, MD Standards Basics since 2013

Ivy Community Charities Educational Institutions 6118 Walton Avenue, Suitland, MD Standards Basics since 2014

Mental Health America of Westmoreland County 409 Coulter Avenue, Greensburg, PA Standards Basics since 2012

Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children 415 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA Basics Enhanced since 2014

Unity Economic Development Corporation Community Improvement, Capacity Building 5801 Allentown Rd, Suitland, MD Standards Basics since 2014

Wings for Success 490 Lancaster Ave, Frazer, PA Standards Basics since 2013

YWCA of Central Alabama Human Services 309 23rd St N, Birmingham, AL Standards Basics since 2013

Joseph T. Simpson Public Library Educational Institutions 16 North Walnut Street, Mechanicsburg, PA Accredited since 2015

Independent Reading/Counseling Services, Inc Educational Institutions Anniston, AL Accredited since 2015

The Dance Foundation Arts, Culture, and Humanities 1715 27th Avenue South, Homewood, AL Accredited since 2015

Saving Animals – Volunteer Effort (SAVE) Animal Related Anniston, AL Accredited since 2015

National Alliance On Mental Illness of Central Virginia Mental Health, Crisis Intervention 1904 Byrd Avenue, Richmond, VA Standards Basics since 2016

Hope Within Ministries Health, General and Rehabilitative 4748 E Harrisburg Pike, Elizabethtown, PA Accredited since 2016

Housing Initiative Partnership, Inc. Housing, Shelter 6525 Belcrest Road, Hyattsville, MD Standards Basics since 2016

Crater Community Hospice, Inc Human Services 3916 South Crater Road, Petersburg, VA Standards Basics since 2016

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Virginia Health, General and Rehabilitative 2112 West Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA Standards Basics since 2016

Pathfinders for Autism Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines 303 International Circle, Cockeysville, MD Accredited since 2016

End Times Harvest Ministries Religion, Spiritual Development 5808 Harland Street, New Carrollton, MD Accredited since 2016

Blue Sky Fund Youth Development 2900 Q Street, Richmond, VA Standards Basics since 2016

Arc of Washington County Human Services 820 Florida Avenue, Hagerstown, MD Accredited since 2016

Ignatian Volunteer Corps Human Services 801 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD Accredited Since 2016

Community Education Center of Elk and Cameron Counties Educational Institutions 4 Erie Avenue, Saint Marys, PA Accredited since 2016

Breathe Pennsylvania 201 Smith Drive, Cranberry Township, PA Accredited since 2016

Community Actors Studio Theatre (CAST) Arts, Culture, and Humanities 144 East 11th Street, Anniston, AL Accredited since 2016

Catholic Community of Saints Peter and Paul, The Religion, Spiritual Development 404 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ Accredited since 2016

Workshops, Inc. Employment, Job Related 4244 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL Accredited since 2016

Abilities Network Human Services 8503 Lasalle Road, Towson, MD Accredited since 2000

All Saints Catholic Academy Educational Institutions,Religion, Spiritual Development 1155 Aurora Avenue, Naperville, IL Accredited since 2016

Coosa Riverkeeper, Inc. Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification 102-b Croft Street, Birmingham, AL Accredited since 2017

Joe’s Movement Emporium Arts, Culture, and Humanities,Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics,Youth Development 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mt Rainier, MD 20712 Accredited since 2016

Virginia’s Gateway Region Community Improvement, Capacity Building,Employment, Job Related 256 E Ellerslie Ave., Suite D, Colonial Heights, VA 23834 Accredited since 2016

Service Coordination, Inc. Employment, Job Related,Health, General and Rehabilitative,Housing, Shelter,Human Services,Mental Health, Crisis Intervention 5283 Corporate Drive, Frederick, MD Accredited since 2017

Joshua M. Freeman Foundation Arts, Culture, and Humanities 31556 Winterberry Parkway, Selbyville, DE 19975 Standards Basics since 2017

Collaborative Solutions Community Improvement, Capacity Building,Health, General and Rehabilitative,Housing, Shelter,Human Services P.O. Box 130159, Birmingham, AL 35213 Accredited since 2017

Boys and Girls Club of East Central Alabama Community Improvement, Capacity Building,Educational Institutions,Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics 920 Noble Street, Anniston, AL 36201 Accredited since 2017

Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification 500 W. Loockerman Street, Suite 400, Dover, DE 19904 Standards Basics since 2017

Gateway Homes Human Services,Mental Health, Crisis Intervention 11901 Reedy Branch Road, Chesterfield, VA 23838 Standards Basics since 2017

Friends of the Lower Appomattox River Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification 1964 Wakefield Ave, Petersburg, VA 23805 Standards Basics since 2017

Georgia Urban Forest Council Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification 315 W Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030 Accredited since 2017

Great Aspirations Scholarship Program Educational Institutions,Human Services,Youth Development 4551 Cox Rd., Suite 115, Glen Allen, VA 23060 Standards Basics since 2017

Council on Aging Etowah County Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy,Health, General and Rehabilitative,Human Services 623 Broad Street, Gadsden, AL 35901 Accredited since 2017

Council on Quality and Leadership Educational Institutions,Employment, Job Related 100 West Road, Suite 300, Towson, MD 21204 Accredited since 2017

Commonwealth Autism Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy,Health, General and Rehabilitative,Human Services 4108 E. Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23228

Downtown Churches United Human Services,Religion, Spiritual Development 827 Commerce Street, Petersburg, VA 23803 Basics Recognition since 2017

St. Mary's Catholic Church Religion, Spiritual Development 2211 E Lakeview Dr, Johnson City, TN 37601 Accredited since 2017

Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA) Supporting the nonprofit community in Delaware through advocacy, training, capacity building, and research. 100 W 10th St, Wilmington, DE 19801 Accredited since 2014
Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations Providing leadership, education, and advocacy to enhance the ablility of Ohio's nonprofit organizations to serve their communities. 100 E. Broad St, Suire 2440, Columbus, OH 43215 Accredited since 2014
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Equipping and strenghtening the Oklahoma nonprofit sector through training, consulting, advocacy, membership, networking and awards. 720 W Wilshire Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73116 Accredited since 2010
Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations Amplifying the impact of the community benefit sector in Pennsylvania through advocacy, collaboration, learning and support. 2040 Linglestown Rd, Suite 302, Harrisburg, PA 17110 Accredited since 2005
(717) 236-8584
Maryland Nonprofits Strenghtening organizations and networks for greater quality of life and equity in Maryland. 1500 Union Avenue, Baltimore, MD
Santa Clara University Markkula Center for Applied Ethics Engaging individuals and organizations in making choices that ​respect and care for others. 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053-0633
Bel Air Downtown Alliance 37 N Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014 Standards Basics since 2018

Side by Side Incorporated Education 424 Main Street, Laurel, MD 20707 Standards Basics since 2018

The Arc of Calhoun & Cleburne Counties 401 Noble St, Anniston, AL 36201

Carl M. Freeman Foundation, Inc Philanthropy Voluntarism and Grantmaking 31556 Winterberry Pkwy, Selbyville, DE 19975 Basics Enhanced since 2017

The Sight Center of Northwest PA 2545 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 16506 Accredited since 2017

Valley Medical Center Foundation 2400 Moorpark Ave., Suite 207, San Jose, CA 95128 Accredited since 2018