Anupam Ghosh, 30, got an education with help from CollegeTracks, an organization featured in the Guide to Giving. Credit: Photo by Lisa Helfert

All of the organizations on this list have been recommended by Greater Washington Community Foundation, Spur Local, or the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. The nonprofits provided a description of their work and ideas for ways to help. If an organization offers Student Service Learning hours or internships, we noted that under volunteer opportunities.