The Kensington community is comprised of a variety of community and nonprofit organizations with a mission to make improvements to the community’s social well-being and overall function.

Business Organizations

Dedicated to providing a forum to exchange ideas and address the challenges facing the 20895 businesses.

Kensington CAN! is an organization that endeavors to create a more vibrant and diverse Kensington community by bringing together fellow merchants through events, community support and networking. We work closely with the Mayor and Town Council to attain our goals of: building a welcoming, creative and flourishing community; ensuring visibility and goodwill for our businesses; and attracting customers from across the metropolitan area. No dues are required; membership is free. Join us to share ideas and work towards promoting and supporting our Kensington Business District.

A dues-funded organization dedicated to marketing the many shops featuring antique and vintage wares on Kensington’s famous Antique Row. Through a website, Facebook page, online and extensive print advertising, OTKMA promotes the shops and fine member restaurants of this unique destination

Promotes the prosperity and attractiveness of the greater Wheaton-Kensington business community by representing its need to citizens, government, and business organizations. It advances economic development efforts and works with all sectors of the community to achieve common goals. The WK Chamber provides member networking, marketing and sponsorship opportunities through monthly mixers, Happy Hours, and advertising in Chamber publications. The Chamber also hosts an Annual Awards Program to recognize outstanding business leaders, public servants, community and education leaders, and deserving students who make significant contributions to the community.

Community Organizations

Racial Justice Committee – Our mission is to understand how past inequities shaped Kensington, support actions to dismantle systemic racism, and celebrate our diversity, building a more engaged and inclusive community.
All are welcome to join our efforts. Contact to get involved.
Racial Justice Committee Goals
Racial Justice Committee Lending Library

Nonprofit Organizations

A group of local residents who work together to promote the beneficial future use, good stewardship, and public enjoyment of Warner Circle Special Park, including Warner Mansion and its carriage house.

IEF’s mission is to eliminate preventable and treatable blindness by making quality sustainable eye care services accessible and affordable worldwide.

Provides quality residential support to adults with developmental disabilities in Montgomery County, MD. They encourage individuals to live a meaningful life by offering a variety of activities and opportunities.

An active member of the Kensington community, KHS is dedicated to safeguarding the Town’s heritage by preserving a record of its culture and architecture, promoting the preservation of its small town character, and cultivating a sense of community among its citizens.

Established to support a public library that meets our community’s needs. Member dues and donations provide support and materials for the library.

Consists of Station 5: 10620 Connecticut Ave. Kensington; Station 18: 12210 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring; Station 21: 12500 Veirs Mill Rd. Rockville; and Station 25: 14401 Connecticut Ave. Silver Spring

Collects donations in Kensington for resell. All store proceeds go toward making the Prevention of Blindness Society’s vision programs in the community a reality. The Prevention of Blindness Society is the largest local prevention of blindness agency in the United States, dedicated to the improvement and preservation of sight by providing services, education, advocacy and innovation.

Mission is to raise funds, enhance early literacy programs, and inspire community engagement so that all children can discover the wonder of books through the Noyes Children’s Library. The Foundation is currently leading the Make More Noyes Renovation Campaign for a universally accessible and creatively expanded Noyes.

Offers parenting classes and resources that parents need to raise capable and responsible children. The classes are highly-regarded and in-depth for parents of toddlers through teenagers. PEP is all about educating parents and caregivers, giving them the knowledge and the skills to raise more cooperative, respectful and responsible children.

It’s about feeding people in body and spirit. They serve individuals and families living in the 20895 ZIP code by providing a hot meal and essential groceries each month.

Mission is to empower people with disabilities to have greater access to health and fitness programs. The Foundation provides scholarships to people of low income with disabilities to participate in exercise and fitness programs.

Sells donated goods at their retail location and passes along all income to support The Arc. The Arc Montgomery County supports children, youth, adults, seniors and families affected by disabilities like autism and Down syndrome, by providing child care, work skills training, employment, community living services, resources, respite care and advocacy.

A nonprofit, all-volunteer organization of neighbors helping neighbors. They formalize, expand and enhance the neighborly assistance already in place in some Kensington locations, working in partnership with existing services. VoK supports the intergenerational quality-of-life needs of all residents in Greater Kensington, including for seniors who want to remain in their homes as long as possible.

Social Nonprofit Organization

KTown Ladies mission is to improve the lives of Kensington residents through social interaction, neighborhood sharing, and community support. The Ktown Ladies Guild holds monthly events for women in and around Kensington, including Wine Down Wednesdays at homes and restaurants, Sip and Shop events at businesses, and other events of interest to the group, such as hosting local authors and speakers from community organizations.

The Woman’s Club of Kensington is a woman’s organization whose goal is to enhance the community of Kensington through connections among its residents, to inform its members through speakers and field trips, and to support those in need in the community through benevolent activities and fundraising. The Woman’s Club of Kensington (WCK) holds monthly meetings, frequently with a speaker, and occasional visits to museums, historical sites, entertainment venues, etc.   Annually, WCK selects the charitable organization(s) to support through donations and fund raising activities.