The Edible Schoolyard Project
The mission of The Edible Schoolyard Project is to teach essential life skills and support academic learning through hands-on classes in a one-acre organic garden and kitchen classroom. At the core of the mission is a free, sustainable, and delicious lunch for every child. The Edible Schoolyard curriculum is fully integrated into the school day and teaches students how their choices about food affect their health, the environment, and their communities. Using a local sustainable criteria for purchasing food, the organization supports not only the students but also the farmers and ranchers, who are taking care of the land for future generations. The Edible Schoolyard network now includes 4,800 schools and programs in all 50 states and 57 countries.
Education Renaissance of Nevada Initiative
Elton John AIDS Foundation
Every Mother Counts
Our mission is to help end hunger and waste in Marin County, California, where over 40,000 people do not have a secure food supply. In our county-wide food recovery program we pick up excess fresh food from Marin businesses -- such as grocery stores, restaurants, farmers' markets, and caterers -- and deliver it immediately to nonprofit food programs that serve Marin's most vulnerable people. Since December 2013 we have delivered over 300,000 pounds of food to 58 food programs serving thousands of people in our community.
The Exuma Foundation
The Mission of The Exuma Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for the people of the island of Exuma in The Bahamas, both now and for future generations to come, by encouraging and managing gifts for operating, capital, and endowment, by addressing community needs through grant making, and by providing philanthropic leadership.
F.I.S.H. Of Sonoma
The Falcon Project
The often-reported species of North American primate has yet to be recognized by the scientific community. Any footage that has surfaced of this animal has been unconvincing: shaky camera, distant vantage point, and low light levels all contribute to the problem. Moreover, all evidence indicates that this creature is extremely elusive and strategically aware. Our solution: An unmanned aerial vehicle, to be outfitted with cutting edge videography equipment (thermal imaging, long range telescopic lens, gyroscopic stabilization), and deployed over "hot spots" of reported activity. Welcome to the Falcon Project, a non-profit research endeavor.
Family Equality Council
Family Equality Council connects, supports, and represents the three million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer in this country and their six million children. We are changing attitudes and policies to ensure that all families are respected, loved, and celebrated—including families with parents who are LGBTQ. We are a community of parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren that reaches across this country. For 30 years we have raised our children and raised our voices toward fairness for all families.
Family First Foundation
Family Services of Westchester
Family Services of Westchester (FSW) has been a private, not-for-profit, non-sectarian agency located in Westchester County, New York since 1954. A staff of more than 450 professionals and paraprofessionals includes master’s degree-level social workers, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, child care workers, nurses, certified home health aides, multi-lingual clinicians, peer counselors and early childhood educators. FSW offers a broad range of innovative programs custom designed to meet particular needs of children, teens, adults, and the elderly through our seven Family Centers.
Family Services of Westchester is governed by a board of directors composed of volunteers from the business and local community, and it has a very active and effective volunteer program. Funding comes from a healthy mix of government grants, fees, and philanthropic gifts contributed by individuals, foundations and corporations dedicated to maintaining the quality and scope of FSW’s.
Since 1985, Farm Aid's mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid's artists and board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Dave Matthews host an annual concert to raise funds to support Farm Aid's work. With the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, Farm Aid has raised more than $50 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, and take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.
The Felix Organization
The Felix Organization provides inspiring opportunities and new experiences to enrich the lives of children who are growing up in the foster care system. Every $500 raised sends one child in foster care to Camp Felix for an exciting and fun filled week.
The Felix Project
Film Society of Lincoln Center
The First Down Fund
First Exposures is a San Francisco-based, nationally recognized youth mentoring program that strives to make a major long-term difference in the lives of high-need, underserved San Francisco Bay Area youth by providing a venue for them to enhance their self-confidence, develop their creativity, and gain a passion for learning. Cited as a model program by the State of California, First Exposures serves youth 11-18, who are referred to the program by a wide range of youth and social services organizations with which First Exposures partners. Since the program’s founding in 1993, over 95 percent of our students have gone on to pursue a college education.
First Move engages young minds and teaches critical and creative thinking skills through the game of chess. While chess can be used at any age, First Move is not a "one size fits all" program. First Move is targeted to the academic standards of 2nd and 3rd grade students. Taught one hour per week by The Chess Lady (via video), classroom teachers facilitate the exercises; no chess experience is necessary.
The First Tee
The First Tee is a nonprofit youth development organization whose mission is to provide youth with educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Founded in 1997, it began as a way to bring an affordable junior golf program to communities that did not have them, especially in economically disadvantaged areas. Since then, we have introduced the game of golf and its inherent values to more than 10.5 million young people. In addition to learning fundamentals of the golf swing and the game, our character education and life skills programs help young people prepare for success in high school, college, and beyond. Through after-school and in-school programs, The First Tee helps shape the lives of youth from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect, and perseverance.
Floating Doctors and Dear Jack Foundation
The Floating Doctors mission is to reduce the present and future burden of disease in the developing world, and to promote improvements in health care delivery worldwide. Their goals include providing free health care services and supplies to isolated areas, reducing child and maternal mortality through food safety/prenatal education and clean water solutions, and using the latest communications technologies to bring specialist medical knowledge to the developing world.
The Dear Jack Foundation (DJF) advocates for and supports initiatives that directly benefit adolescents and young adults (AYA) diagnosed with cancer. The foundation supports organizations which recognize the unique challenges the AYA community faces, during and post-treatment. Through outreach, collaboration, and focused initiatives, DJF works to create more positive health outcomes and improved quality of life for all young adults in this fight.
The Food Bank For New York City
For 29 years, Food Bank For New York City has been the city's major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs. As one of the country's largest food banks, their mission is to end hunger in New York City by organizing food, information and support for community survival and dignity. As the city's hub for integrated food poverty assistance, the Food Bank tackles the hunger issue on three fronts - food distribution, income support and nutrition education — all strategically guided by its research.
Food Bank of the Rockies
FoodCorps is creating a future in which all our nation’s children––regardless of class, race, or geography––know what healthy food is, care where it comes from, and eat it every day. Through our work, future generations will grow up to lead healthier and more productive lives.
Forever Dream Foundation
Since 2012, the Forever Dream Foundation has provided inspiring experiences to underprivileged children and their families. FDF makes dreams come true for sports fans around the world, bringing together top tier athletes and the kids who love them. With the help of international superstars like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, FDF strives to empower children and their families to pursue their dreams through wish granting and monetary assistance.
The Foundation for Excellence in Education
Four Rings Montana Family Foundation
Franklin Elementary School Community Mosaic Project
The children of the Franklin School Community Project will create a school mosaic that will be a true original design, under the direction of a well renowned artist, Joshua Winer. It will be created with every student's hands involved in the tile work, including staff and interested parents as well, and be mounted in Franklin Elementary's vestibule where all guests will be greeted by it for many years to come. The school's belief in this endeavor stems from building a cohesive school community, as represented by a mosaic's composition of many small parts creating a beautiful whole. It is arts education at its best, and an opportunity for the student body to contribute to a special legacy at Franklin Elementary-as they celebrate the 90th anniversary.
Friends and Helpers
Fur & Feather Animal Sanctuary
To protect the health and safety of animals by providing charitable assistance in our no-kill shelter for all animals. To be the over-flow for all City and County shelters, while assisting traditional rescues with medical and foster programs.Bestow daily care, rehabilitate homeless, displaced, or injured animals; to find such animals’ good homes; and to educate the public as to how to bring about a time when the shelters are only empty cages and unwanted animals will never be destroyed needlessly
The Giants Community Fund
The Giants Foundation
Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, providing more than 140,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges girls face. The Girls Inc. experience consists of people, an environment, and programming that, together, empower girls to succeed. Trained staff and volunteers build lasting, mentoring relationships in girls-only spaces that are physically and emotionally safe, and that allow girls to find a sisterhood of support with shared drive, mutual respect, and high expectations. Hands-on, research-based programs provide girls with the skills and knowledge to set goals, overcome obstacles, and improve academic performance. Informed by girls and their families, Girls Inc. also works with policymakers to advocate for legislation and initiatives that increase opportunities for girls. At Girls Inc., girls grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Join us at girlsinc.org.
The Git-R-Done Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by Larry the Cable Guy and his wife, Cara, as a focal point for the family’s philanthropy in 2009. The foundation’s mission is highly dedicated to helping children and veterans, one cause at a time, through organizations supporting our focus areas. The Git-R-Done Foundation has made numerous donations, including donations to the Arnold Palmer Foundation for the treatment and cure of hip dysplasia, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital and Operation Homefront. The Git-R-Done Foundation is an advocate for The International Hip Dysplasia Institute and its work to bring an awareness, prevention and cure to the condition.
GiveWell is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities and publishing the full details of their analysis to help donors decide where to give. They conduct in-depth research aiming to decide how much good a given program accomplishes per dollar spent. GiveWell focuses on the few charities that stand out most to find and confidently recommend the best giving opportunities possible. The organization aims to direct as much funding as possible to the best giving opportunities they can find, creating a global, public and open conversation about how best to help people.
The Giving Back Fund
The Giving Back Fund (GBF) is a national nonprofit organization that encourages and facilitates charitable giving by professional athletes, celebrities, high net worth individuals, existing nonprofit organizations, corporations and others who truly desire to give back. We provide philanthropic consulting, management and administrative services while operating as a flexible, convenient vehicle for establishing individual foundations and fiscally sponsored projects under a governance structure like that of a community foundation. By offering a straightforward and cost-effective approach to philanthropy, high-level expertise and professional services, and carefully targeted giving opportunities, GBF helps those who want to give back to society and to the communities that have nurtured them.
Glamour's The Girl Project
The Glass House
The Glass House, built between 1949 and 1995 by architect Philip Johnson, is a National Trust Historic Site located in New Canaan, CT. The pastoral 49-acre landscape comprises fourteen structures, including the Glass House (1949), and features a permanent collection of 20th-century painting and sculpture, along with temporary exhibitions.
GLIDE's mission is to create a radically inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization. For over 40 years, GLIDE has been breaking down barriers, giving a voice to those who have been silenced and offering a place for all to come home. The San Francisco-based organization applies their funds to numerous programs to feed the hungry, to help women overcome violence, to find affordable housing, among many more initiatives.
Global Creative Forum
The Global Creative Forum (GCF) is a star-studded Hollywood event convened by the Humpty Dumpty Institute (HDI) that uses cultural diplomacy to advance US foreign policy goals and values by building bridges between the United Nations and the entertainment industry (film, television, music, internet and social media). The GCF’s summit, welcomes the most senior members of the United Nations to Los Angeles to interact with key decision makers in the entertainment industry to discuss world issues and how the Hollywood community can contribute to the solution of those challenges.
GO Campaign improves the lives of orphans and vulnerable children around the world by partnering with local heroes to deliver local solutions. GO Campaign connects donors to high-impact grassroots projects aimed at changing lives and transforming communities, one child at a time.
The Gobi Revival Fund
The Gobi Revival Fund was formed to help re-establish the viability of nomadic herders in the Gobi region. Bodio, the founding partner, was born and bred in the Gobi and imparts knowledge of the people and their needs through first hand experience and face-to-face contacts. The Fund has supported many nomadic families as well as remote schools and hospitals. This success has enabled the GRF to extend its umbrella of support to strategic micro-economic intervention, choosing to focus on the livelihood of the herders with veterinarian and breeding programs that seek to develop and strengthen a centuries old heritage of animal husbandry on the Steppe.
The Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club
One of the best facilities of its kind is the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club, located in the heart of beautiful Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The Club has members from across the country and around the globe, including many of the top ranked casters in the world. The Club hosts national and international casting tournaments as well as sponsors regularly scheduled local and regional tournaments. Members are offered classes and seminars in fly and plug casting from beginner through expert levels. The annual two-day fly casting seminar, directed by master instructor and club member Mel Krieger, is an enormously popular event, and free to the public.
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
The mission of the Parks Conservancy is to preserve the Golden Gate National Parks, enhance the park visitor experience, and build a community dedicated to conserving the parks for the future.
They are a community-supported nonprofit organization transforming places—and people—through conservation and improvement of these remarkable national parks.
They are dedicated to protecting these PARKS, making them relevant and accessible FOR ALL communities, and instilling a sense of stewardship in this and future generations to ensure their vitality FOREVER.
Golfers Against Cancer
Good Fun-d's mission is to provide education and support for the intersection of the world's cultures and ecologies and to explore the impacts these two elements have on one another. To fulfill this mission, Good Fun-d will develop written educational materials about how ecology and geography influence cultural development, ideals, and way of life. Good Fun-d will sponsor and deliver lectures, seminars, and workshops. Good Fun-d will engage in global initiatives to various regions of the world to gather information, research, and study the intersections of culture and environment. Good Fun-d will start and sponsor programs in various regions of the world where there are unique intersections of culture and the environment.
Good Life Foundation
The OneRepublic Good Life Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation founded by the members of OneRepublic and dedicated to the idea that regardless of the family, city, country, or economic environment a person is born into, they deserve the right to live a good life. The foundation utilizes the resources, talent, and networking of its founders to provide relief for a multitude of causes, whether it’s helping to provide clean water, medicine or food for kids in need, or relief from natural disasters. The foundation’s goal is to do what they can, while they can, to ensure as many people as possible have a chance at living a good life.
Good Tidings Foundation
Good Tidings has partnered exclusively with Bay Area pro sports teams and professional athletes to build or refurbish over 125 athletic facilities that benefit underserved neighborhoods to date. We build art studios at schools to bring art education back to schools' daily curriculum. Our education program awards $100,000 annually in Community Service Scholarships to needy high school seniors performing unselfish acts to serve their community, with $1,117,000 awarded to date. We believe that every child deserves to have the means to achieve his or her dreams regardless of financial status, ethnic background, religion, or region of living. It is the spirit of the holiday season that we were founded upon that we look to emulate all year long. For more information, visit www.goodtidings.org.
Founded by Jessica Seinfeld, GOOD+ Foundation (formerly Baby Buggy) is a nonprofit organization that partners with a national network of leading programs to break the cycle of family poverty through the power of essential children’s products and life-changing family services. GOOD+ Foundation partners with programs that have demonstrated a capacity to address family poverty in three focus areas: supporting new mothers, investing in early childhood and engaging fathers. Through the generous support of donors and over 45,000 volunteers, GOOD+ Foundation has donated over 20 million items through its partner network across the United States. The organization has been rated 4-Stars by Charity Navigator and received national accreditation from the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance for its efficient fundraising and operations. For more information visit www.goodplusfoundation.org, or Like us on Facebook at GOOD+ Foundation and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @GoodPlusFdn.
Grace Cathedral is home to a community where the best of Episcopal Christian tradition courageously embraces innovation and open-minded conversation, where inclusion is expected and people of all faiths are welcomed, where beliefs are put into action and where people are encouraged to seek God and progress on their own spiritual journey. This renowned San Francisco landmark serves as a regional magnet where diverse
Many people walk through our doors every day and all are welcome. They come to participate in worship services, to walk the labyrinths, to seek a peaceful place, to learn at The Forum or to simply visit the third-largest Episcopal cathedral in the United States. Come share in our Cathedral life and all that we do in worship, education, service and the arts.
The Greater Boston Food Bank
As the largest hunger-relief organization in New England, the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB)'s mission is to end hunger in eastern Massachusetts. Our objective is to distribute enough food to provide at least one meal a day to those in need. Last year, we distributed more than 54 million pounds of food, enough to provide healthy meals to over 500,000 people. We are committed to increasing our food distribution to provide at least ONE MEAL A DAY to every person in need in eastern Massachusetts.
Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. Greenpeace's committed activists and supporters have come together to ban commercial whaling, convince the world's leaders to stop nuclear testing, protect Antarctica, and so much more.
Gronk Nation Youth Foundation
The Gronk Nation Youth Foundation is an organization dedicated to inspiring and supporting our youth to reach their maximum potential by empowering them to be positively involved in sports, community activities, education, and fitness. Our mission is to help our youth stay actively involved in school and sports and provide them with the tools needed to help them follow their dreams and live a happy and more successful life. The purpose of the Foundation is to contribute financial resources and appearances at events with selected nonprofit organizations that effectively serve and benefit children with an emphasis on health, education and fitness.
The Gronk Nation Youth Foundation’s fiscal sponsor is Innovative Charitable Initiatives, Inc., (ICI) a 501(c)3 tax exempt charitable organization. A copy of ICI’s latest annual report may be obtained upon request by writing to Innovative Charitable Initiatives, Inc., 272 Broadway, Albany, NY 12204 or from the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10271 or from the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, Public Charities Division website www.charities.ago.state.ma.us.
The Guardsmen & The Giants Community Fund
The Guardsmen makes a life-changing difference in the lives of at-risk youth by raising funds for scholarship, campership and other youth programs. We mobilize the talents, energy and resources of our members, friends, families, and professional colleagues, and in so doing strengthen our entire community.
The Giants Community Fund collaborates with the San Francisco Giants by using baseball as a forum to encourage underserved youth and their families to live healthy, productive lives. The Fund supports Junior Giants leagues throughout Northern California, Nevada and Oregon and provides assistance to targeted community initiatives in the areas of Education, Health and Violence Prevention.
Habitat for Humanity
At Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco our mission is to provide local families with a springboard to secure, stable futures through affordable homeownership, financial literacy and neighborhood revitalization. Habitat Greater San Francisco provides a hand-up, not a hand-out for families in desperate need of improved living conditions. Our homeowners invest 500 hours of "sweat equity" to help build their own homes as well as additional time for homeowner workshops. Houses are sold to partner families at no profit and are financed with affordable, zero interest mortgages.
The Hannah Storm Foundation
The Hannah Storm Foundation is an advocate for Children's issues. Their goal is to inspire individual potential and to promote an active and fulfilling life. The Foundation was created in 2008 to raise awareness, fund treatment and provide educational information for children suffering from debilitating and disfiguring vascular birthmarks. Hannah's passion stems from being born with a port wine stain birthmark underneath her left eye.
Harivansh Rai Bachchan Memorial Trust
Hasty Pudding Theatricals
Hazelden, a part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, has been saving lives and restoring families from substance abuse and addiction for more than 60 years. With outpatient and residential programs in Minnesota, Oregon, California, Florida, New York and Illinois, Hazelden offers every patient the best chance of lifelong recovery.
Heal the Bay
Helping Hand Rescue Mission
High Fives Foundations
Hilarity for Charity
Hip Hop Chess Federation
The Hip Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) is the world’s first nonprofit fusing music, chess, and martial arts to promote unity, strategy, and non-violence. Since 2006, HHCF has introduced and taught thousands of youth chess not only as a game of wit but also as a metaphor for the importance of incorporating strategic thinking as a necessary process for making the right moves in life. We encourage youth to embrace and apply alternative strategies to obstacles in life by providing an engaging, interactive program that will help them cultivate the necessary life skills for success. In blending hip hop, jiu jitsu, and chess, we pave new paths to greatness for America’s underserved youth.
Almost every person in every society around the world has been touched in some way by a person living with disability. Fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, extended families, and friends – all have been impacted by the life of someone with a developmental or intellectual disability. Helping people with disabilities is our passion. Working with these individuals has changed our lives in so many ways. And we want to show others just how amazing they really are. We are dedicated to empowering individuals with diverse abilities by creating an environment where their inherent human capacity for maximum potential can be achieved.
For more information, visit www.JoinTheMove.com
Hounds and Heroes
Hounds and Heroes, founded by Bonnie-Jill Laflin, Sports Broadcaster and the only female scout in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers, is a national nonprofit dedicated to lifting the spirits and morale of active, wounded and veteran military troops worldwide, and to increase community awareness, education and involvement about cruelty to animals and necessary care for animals through rescue, foster, and adoption. Recent initiative is rescuing shelter dogs and pairing them up with wounded warriors.
Houston Texans Foundation
Humane Society International
Humane Society International is one of the only international animal protection organizations in the world working to protect all animals—including animals in laboratories, farm animals, companion animals, and wildlife—and our record of achievement demonstrates our dedication and effectiveness.
The Humane Society of New York
For over 100 years, the Humane Society of New York has been a presence in New York City, caring for animals in need when illness, injury or homelessness strikes. In 1904 we were founded to protect the city's horses against abuse. Members fought for laws to punish negligent owners and place watering troughs in streets and parks. As funds allowed the Society expanded to include a free medical clinic and a small adoption center for cats and dogs. Today our hospital and our Vladimir Horowitz and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz Adoption Center help more than 38,000 dogs and cats annually, and their numbers continue to grow.
I Challenge Myself
I Challenge Myself encourages and supports public high school students to embrace challenges as opportunities to learn and grow, to develop healthy lifestyles and prepare for college and the workforce. I Challenge Myself is working to more strongly connect students to their peers, teachers and school, increase their readiness to attend college and the workforce and to promote active and healthy habits.
i'mME was founded by former NFL player David Nelson and is focused on addressing and ending the orphan cycle through family. Job creation, education, and family preservation are the cornerstones of their mission. Instead of mothers and fathers placing their children in institutions, i'mME seeks to provide jobs so these parents are able to keep their kids. Education is a powerful weapon to combat poverty and oppression, and we are committed to implementing enriching and creative environments o
Icing Smiles is a nonprofit organization that provides custom celebration cakes and other treats to families impacted by the critical illness of a child. We understand that the simple things, like a cake, are luxuries to a family battling illness. Our goal is to create a custom cake for the ill child, or their sibling, that provides a temporary escape from worry and creates a positive memory during a difficult time.
The Institute for the Development of Earth Awareness is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit think tank and educational organization working at the intersection of human, animal and environmental issues. IDEA develops new paradigms in bioethics, which change the way society views and interacts with animals and nature, and works to create a healthful, humane and sustainable future.
Imagine1day is a non-profit dedicated to providing quality educational services and improving educational outcomes in rural Ethiopia. While the country has one of the highest rates of out-of-school children in the world, the organization believes that in this lifetime by 2030, all Ethiopians will have access to quality education free of foreign aid. Since 2005, imagine1day has provided funding, training, and educational supplies to more than 230 schools in five regions of Ethiopia, including building 27 schools from the ground up and educating 105,000 adults and children each year. The emphasis is on sustainability, so that communities can run their schools independently from imagine1day when projects are complete.
IMHRO, One Mind and The Tug McGraw Foundation
International Mental Health Research Organization
The International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum
The James Beard Foundation
The James Blake Foundation
Steven Tyler created Janie's Fund as a philanthropic initiative in partnership with one of America's most effective nonprofits, Youth Villages, to bring hope and healing for many of our country's most vulnerable girls who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect. The fund helps ensure girls have a safe place to heal and receive the help they need with access to effective services. The fund also supports teen girls who have minimal support to make the successful transition to adulthood as they age out of foster care.
Japanese American National Museum
Established in 1985, the Japanese American National Museum promotes understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience. Located in the historic Little Tokyo district of downtown Los Angeles, JANM is a hybrid institution that straddles traditional museum categories and strives to provide a voice for Japanese Americans as well as a forum that enables all people to explore their own heritage and culture.
Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors
Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors is a non-profit organization created for the sole purpose of raising money to build or modify the homes of America’s injured Military Veterans so they are handicap accessible and comfortable for our wounded vets. Moved by the commitment, dedication, and sacrifices that our soldiers make every day to protect our freedom, Jared Allen formed the organization in October of 2009, after he returned home from a USO trip to US Military bases in the Middle East. By embracing the conflict and making a positive life-changing difference in the lives of those who need it most, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors will help make life for wounded vets just a little bit easier.
Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation
The Jerry Rice 127 Foundation
The John Besh Foundation
Johnny Mac Tennis Project
Just Like My Child Girl Power Project
The Justin Gimelstob Children's Fund
The Justin Gimelstob Children’s Fund was established in 1998 when Justin’s success in professional tennis presented him the opportunity to help others who were less fortunate. The Fund was established with the mission to provide financial support to a variety of children’s charities and related causes in Northern New Jersey and the New York Metropolitan region. To date has raised more than a million dollars to donate to a variety of charities, including the Valerie Fund whose mission is to provide financial support for comprehensive health care of children with cancer and blood disorders.
Keep A Breast
The Keep A Breast Foundation™ is a nonprofit organization with a mission to empower young people around the world with breast health education and support. Since its inception in 2000, KAB has worked with young people to remove the shame associated with breasts and breast cancer health. Through various initiatives such as breast cast art exhibitions, the “Non Toxic Revolution” and "I love boobies!" campaign, KAB has opened up the dialog about breast cancer, and has proven to be a doorway to breast self-awareness and education. Keep A Breast has grown into the leading global youth-based breast cancer prevention organization, with global affiliates in Japan, Canada, France, UK and Chile. Constantly pushing the boundaries of the pink ribbon status quo, Keep A Breast has always encouraged young people to love their boobies, get to know their bodies and be aware of changes.
Keep a Child Alive
Kids Kicking Cancer
King Ridge Foundation
The King Ridge Foundation is a California based non-profit organization and was founded in 2009. Their mission is to raise money and awareness for organizations that give at-risk youth the chance they deserve to succeed in life. Since 2009, the organization has distributed more than $1.5 million to various charities, with the majority of that being dedicated to at-risk youth services. Some of the non-profit organizations the King Ridge Foundation supports are: Forget Me Not Farm, B-Rad Foundation, Social Advocates for Youth Foundation, and more.
L2 Family Foundation
La Cocina is a ground-breaking business incubator designed to reduce the obstacles that often prevent entrepreneurs from creating successful and sustainable small businesses. They are located in San Francisco's Mission District, an ethnically diverse and economically vulnerable neighborhood that thrives in part due to the many small, informal businesses that serve the community. The mission of La Cocina is to cultivate low-income food entrepreneurs as they formalize and grow their businesses by providing affordable commercial kitchen space, industry-specific technical assistance and access to market and capital opportunities. Their vision is that entrepreneurs will become economically self-sufficient and contribute to a vibrant economy doing what they love to do.
Lake Stevens Boys and Girls Club
The Lake Stevens Boys and Girls Club has 20 Clubs and 15 extension sites providing programs that help over 20,000 youth achieve academic success, live healthy and active lifestyles, and develop good character and leadership skills. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County is a non-profit organization providing young people ages 5-18 with a safe and positive place to spend their time before and after school and during the summer. Since 1946, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County has been helping kids from tough neighborhoods stay out of trouble, stay in school and succeed in life.
Lamarr Woodley Foundation
The Land Trust of Napa County
Land Trust of Napa County is a community-based non-profit dedicated to preserving the character of Napa by permanently protecting land. Established in 1976 by seven founding members, the Land Trust currently has 1,700 active members and supporters. In their 36-year history, they have completed over 150 projects which protects more than 53,000 acres of land, 10% of Napa County.
Larchmont Charter School
Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame
Latin Songwriters Hall Of Fame mission is to educate, preserve, honor and celebrate the legacy of the greatest Latin songwriters from all over the world and their music in every genre while developing and inspiring new songwriters through workshops, showcases, scholarships and digital initiatives.
The Laureus Sport For Good Foundation
Level Field Fund
While an athlete’s success is clearly driven by their ability to perform at the highest level, it is also dependent upon financial support. Individual commitment and costs during entry level stages of participation in a sport are relatively minimal. However, as athletes progress and their potential rises, so too do the related development demands and associated costs for training and competing – including more specialized instruction, equipment, event entry fees and travel.
Many athletes with the potential to compete at world-class levels have had to face the challenges of securing funding to pay for support essential to their continued development. Far too often, resource gaps have proven to be an impassible barrier for promising, yet financially challenged athletes. The Level Field Fund is designed to offer qualified support to uniquely talented athletes whose opportunity to pursue excellence in sport would otherwise be limited by their financial situation.
Life is Good Kids Foundation
Lifeline Energy is a mission driven non-profit that makes learning opportunities accessible to all. Lifeline Energy manufactures and distributes solar and wind-up media players and radios that operate anytime, anywhere. Operating mainly in sub-Saharan Africa, our work supports orphans and other vulnerable children, women, refugees, and people who are ill. When disasters strike, we respond to humanitarian emergencies around the world with radios and lights for those who’ve been displaced.
With more than 40 years of service and experience in successfully serving homeless families and individuals,LifeMoves is the largest and most effective nonprofit committed to ending the cycle of homelessness for families and individuals in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. Our successful and multi-faceted therapeutic service model combines clean, modern housing with intensive supportive services that promote dignity and respectfully motivate our clients to achieve autonomy.
Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation
Lindblad-National Geographic (LEX-NG) Fund
The Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic (LEX-NG) Fund, in tandem with our guests, supports projects at the global, regional, and local level, corresponding to the geographic footprint of the ship from which funds originate. We aim to protect the last wild places in the ocean; support innovative local projects which can be replicated in other communities; and facilitate conservation, research, educational, and community development programs in the places we explore, thereby using travel as a significant force for good.
The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) opened in 1996 to forge a new approach to performing arts training. It was co-founded by Lead Patron Sir Paul McCartney and provides learning for the main skills needed for putting on a show (performers and those who make performance possible), uniquely blending specialist and generic skills. Most recent figures have shown that over the most recent four year period, 96% of LIPA’s graduates are in work three years after leaving, while 87% work in the performing arts.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles Virtuosi orchestra
Luca Knows Heart
Luca Knows Heart Foundation goal is to raise funds and awareness for children with Congenital Heart Defects and proceeds will go directly to the Heart Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Each contribution makes a difference in the lives of many young heart patients and their families, and will help create hope and build heart-healthy futures for children like Luca, and beyond.
Lymphoma Research Foundation
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation's largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and providing people with lymphoma and healthcare professionals with up-to-date information about this type of cancer. LRF's mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by this disease.
Based in India, Magic Bus is committed to developing local community mentors who take children living in poverty on the journey from childhood to livelihood. Over a ten year period, their mentors work with children and parents through a weekly curriculum of sporting activities, which are used as metaphors to change behavior in the areas of education, health, gender, and livelihood. They access existing community partnerships to ensure that young people move out of poverty, and develop into young adults with greater control and choice. Operational in 22 states across India, the Magic Bus program today supports the advancement of 400,000 youth. They’ve won a number of awards, including the prestigious Laureus Sport for Good Award in 2014, and key spokespersons from Magic Bus have addressed the International Olympic Council, the Indian Parliament, and the United Nations.
MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation
Mardy Fish Children's Foundation
In partnership with the School District of Indian River County, Mardy Fish Children's Foundation provides children opportunities to participate in fitness, nutritional and enrichment programs to prepare them to live healthy and productive lives. We use sports as our textbook but teaching a child the skills to learn to reach beyond their grasp is the most important lesson we will ever deliver.
The Mariano Rivera Foundation
The Marin Cultural Association
The Marin Cultural Association advocates for and serves as a catalyst to increase participation, advance collaboration and optimize resources for culture in Marin County.
Marin Museum of Bicycling
The Marin Museum of Bicycling is a nonprofit organization that educates the public and expands appreciation of bicycling through displays and programs on bicycle history and culture. The museum is a bicycle history museum and cultural center being created in Fairfax, California. It will be the new home of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, which has been located in Crested Butte, Colorado since 1988. As a bicycle cultural center, we promote bicycling as a way of life for fun, fitness, sustainability and sport. The vision of the museum is to expand the public’s appreciation of the bicycle, the most efficient form of human transport ever devised.
The Marine Mammal Center
The mission of the Marine Mammal Center is to expand knowledge about marine mammals—their health and that of their ocean environment—and to inspire their global conservation. Their core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured marine mammals, supported by state-of-the-art animal care and research facilities, a corps of dedicated volunteers, and an engaged community.
The Marshall Faulk Foundation
Matt Leinart Foundation
The Matt Leinart foundation is committed to granting opportunities for disadvantaged youths to play sports.
The Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC Fallen Heroes Relief Effort
Meals on Wheels America
Meals On Wheels of San Francisco
Meals On Wheels of San Francisco (MOWSF) exists to alleviate the food insecurity and loneliness experienced by seniors who want to stay in their own home but cannot shop or prepare meals for themselves. Their mission is to deliver nutritious meals to homebound seniors in San Francisco and has remained the same since founded in 1970. For almost half a decade, MOWSF has set the standard for alleviating the financial and emotional costs of premature and/or inappropriate institutionalization of seniors. Serving over 1.6 millions meals per year, Meals on Wheels of San Francisco believes in nourishing the whole person, not only offering meals but also providing important safety checks and other supportive services. They are a member of Meals on Wheels America but operate independently, not as a chapter or branch.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The mission of The Metropolitan Museum of Art is to collect, preserve, study, exhibit, and stimulate appreciation for and advance knowledge of works of art that collectively represent the broadest spectrum of human achievement at the highest level of quality, all in the service of the public and in accordance with the highest professional standards.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
The Michael Phelps Foundation
Michou and Mau
Michou and Mau is a nonprofit organization designed to prevent and assist Mexican children and youth with severe burns. Michou and Mau, aims to increase and improve specialized medical care for children and youth with burns and thus can be given personalized monitoring to continue with treatments for their physical and emotional rehabilitation.
Miguel Cabrera Foundation
Mike Tyson Cares Foundation
The Milagro Foundation
The Milagro Foundation is a publicly supported foundation established by Carlos Santana and his family in 1998. Milagro benefits underserved and vulnerable children around the world by making grants to community based tax-exempt organizations that work with children in the areas of education, health and the arts.
Mission Blue is a global initiative of the Sylvia Earle Alliance, a 501c3 organization formed in response to Sylvia Earle's 2009 TED Prize wish. Dr. Earle urged people to use all means at your disposal — films, expeditions, the web, new submarines — to create a campaign to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas; Hope Spots large enough to save and restore the blue heart of the planet.
MLB Players Alumni Association
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation
MSD Charitable Foundation
Muhammad Ali Center
The mission of the Muhammad Ali Center is to preserve and share the legacy and ideals of Muhammad Ali, to promote respect, hope, and understanding, and to inspire adults and children everywhere to be as great as they can be. The Center’s primary programmatic focus areas include Education, Gender Equity, and Global Citizenship.
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
The Museum of Fine Arts houses and preserves preeminent collections and aspires to serve a wide variety of people through direct encounters with works of art. The Museum aims for the highest standards of quality in all its endeavors. It serves as a resource for both those who are already familiar with art and those for whom art is a new experience. Through exhibitions, programs, research and publications, the Museum documents and interprets its own collections. It provides information and perspective on art through time and throughout the world.
Museum of Modern Art
Founded in 1929 by Lillie P. Bliss, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, Mary Quinn Sullivan, and four other founding Trustees, The Museum of Modern Art was the first museum devoted to the modern era. Beginning with the innovative European art of the 1880s, the collection contains unparalleled holdings in every ensuing period of visual culture up to the present day, including such distinctly modern forms as film and industrial design in addition to more traditional mediums. MoMA's collection offers a truly unique overview of modern and contemporary art.
The Museum of the American Cocktail
Music For Relief
Founded by two-time Grammy winning/multi-platinum rock band Linkin Park, Music for Relief is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to survivors of natural disasters and the prevention of such disasters. Since its inception in 2005, Music for Relief has raised over $6 million for survivors of multiple disasters across four continents including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, China’s Wenchuan earthquake, a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe, and the 2011 earthquake & tsunami in Japan. Music for Relief also supports environmental programs as a means of disaster risk mitigation including the planting of over 1 million trees to help reduce global warming. The organization was recently recognized by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon for the Download to Donate program to raise funds and awareness in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. Currently Music for Relief is supporting Typhoon Relief in the Philippines and clean energy solutions through the Power their World initiative. For more information visit www.musicforrelief.org.
Music Heals International
MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.
Musicians On Call
Musicians On Call (MOC) was founded in 1999 with the mission of bringing live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. To date, its volunteers have played for half a million people nationwide. Musicians On Call continues its mission through bedside hospital performances by both local musicians and national celebrities as well as the Music Pharmacy and Project Playback Programs. For more information go towww.musiciansoncall.org.
The Napa County Humane Society
Napa Valley Film Festival
The Napa Valley Film Festival is a non-profit cultural organization whose mission is to celebrate the cinematic arts and enrich the community by presenting an annual world-class festival and year-round education and outreach programs. They produce the annual Napa Valley Film Festival, present special film programs throughout the year, and bring the power of cinematic storytelling to local students through Education & Outreach. Cinema Napa Valley, dba Napa Valley Film Festival, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization headquartered in Napa, California.
The Napa Valley Hospice
The NASCAR Foundation
The NASCAR Foundation is a leading charity that partners with experts to improve the life and health of children who need it the most in the communities of our NASCAR family across the U.S. The NASCAR Foundation funds critical needs expressed by hospitals, specialty clinics, camps and other charitable organizations that provide support for children's medical and health care initiatives. Since 2006, The NASCAR Foundation has committed more than $25 Million dollars to initiatives that inspire children around the country.
The Nashville Food Project
National CMV Foundation
National Kidney Foundation
The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk. Their goal is to ensure that the National Kidney Foundation’s resources are easily available to all those who need them. Over the coming years, the National Kidney Foundation will focus on creating a continuum of services and programs that promote kidney health. Their model focuses on Awareness, Prevention, and Treatment that reaches all at-risk and affected individuals.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
National Tennis Foundation
Natural Resources Defense Council
NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.4 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals. Our dedicated staff work with businesses, elected leaders, and community groups on the biggest issues we face today, including: curbing global warming and creating the clean energy future, reviving the world's oceans, defending endangered wildlife and wild places, protecting our health by preventing pollution, ensuring safe and sufficient water, and fostering sustainable communities.
Naturalist For You
The Navy SEAL Museum
The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum is the only museum dedicated solely to preserving the history of the Navy SEALs and their predecessors, including the Underwater Demolition Teams, Naval Combat Demolition Units, Office of Strategic Services Maritime Units and Amphibious Scouts and Raiders. Located in Fort Pierce, Florida, the birthplace of the Navy Frogman, the Museum promotes public education by providing the opportunity to explore the history of the Navy SEALs while honoring our fallen at the SEAL Memorial and caring for those warriors families through the Trident House.
The Nets Foundation
The Nets Foundation is committed to giving back and bettering the lives of those in the surrounding communities. We strive to positively impact the community’s youth and adults through various initiatives and programs focusing on the four pillars: Education, Athletics, Health & Wellness and Community Development.
Nevada Museum of Art
The Nevada Museum of Art is the only accredited art museum in the state of Nevada. Recognized for following best practices as outlined by the American Association of Museums, the Museum is committed to continuous institutional improvement and change. With accreditation, the Museum joins the ranks of other significant institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Just 5% of all museums in the US earn AAM accreditation.
Nevada Museum of Art is a museum of ideas. While building upon the NMA founding collections and values, they cultivate meaningful art and societal experiences, and foster new knowledge in the visual arts by encouraging interdisciplinary investigation. The Nevada Museum of Art serves as a cultural and educational resource for everyone.
New England Aquarium
New Orleans Pelicans Foundation
The New Orleans Pelicans Foundation helps raise funds for various schools, non-profit organizations, foundations and community groups across the city of New Orleans and all over the state of Louisiana.
New York City Ballet
New York City Ballet was founded by Russian choreographer George Balanchine and American arts patron Lincoln Kirstein in 1948 to create a distinctly American ballet company. The Company’s mission is to: 1) preserve the ballets, dance aesthetic, and standards of excellence created and established by its founding choreographers, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins; and 2) develop new work that draws on the creative talents of contemporary choreographers and composers, and speaks to the time in which it is made. This mission is accompanied by a commitment to expand the Company's audience and make ballet accessible to the widest possible public through touring, education programs, the creative use of media, and other outreach efforts.
New Yorkers For Children
The Nick Traina Foundation
The Nick Traina Foundation was founded in 1998 by best-selling author Danielle Steel as a legacy to her son who lost his life to manic-depression, when he committed suicide at nineteen.
The mission of The Nick Traina Foundation is to make a meaningful contribution in the field of mental illness. The foundation funds organizations that provide treatment and therapy to the mentally ill, with a particular interest in young people, and child abuse and suicide prevention. The Nick Traina Foundation’s goal is to fund organizations that provide treatment for all forms of mental illness. Organizations providing hands-on assistance to mentally ill people, and their families, are key to helping these people lead safe, happy, and productive lives. Our goal is to provide help wherever we can and can make a difference.
The Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation
The Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation was formed in 2004 for a simple reason: To help kids in the community where Jack and Barbara Nicklaus, their children and grandchildren had already lived and worked for decades. Since then, the Foundation has grown from a vision to reality, providing charitable services for children’s health care. The Foundation’s mission is to provide access to world-class health care for all children and support innovative programs focused on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of childhood illness.
Nomad Two Worlds Foundation
NYU Langone Medical Center - FACES
The mission of NYU Langone Medical Center's FACES is to improve the quality of life for all those affected by epilepsy and seizures. FACES is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center and its Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. FACES funds research to improve epilepsy care, advances new therapies, and fosters a supportive community for children, families and caregivers who live with the challenges of epilepsy.
Ole Health Foundation
Ole Health Foundation provides person-centered, high-quality healthcare for all of Napa. Teams of medical professionals work together to provide patients with the range of services they need, when and where they need them. With multiple sites around Napa Valley, Ole Health Foundation provides an easy way to stay healthy. From prenatal care and reproductive health at Women’s Health Services to behavioral health and access to a registered dietitian, and to farmworker outreach, Ole Health Foundation offers customized care to fit the wellness needs of each patient.
ONE DROP™ is an international non-profit organization created by Cirque de Soleil founder Guy Laliberté in 2007. At the core of our mission is water as a transformative force to improve living conditions, as well as give communities the ability to care for themselves and their families sustainably.
ONE DROP is a non-profit organization initiated by Cirque du Soleil Founder Guy Laliberté that strives to ensure that water is accessible to all, today and forever. Water is the most critical challenge facing the XXIst century. Although it is essential to life, nearly 800 million people lack access to water while 2.5 billion are deprived of access to adequate sanitation. By 2025, 5.3 billion people—two-thirds of the world’s population—could lack access to enough water to meet their basic daily requirements. Using a one-of-a-kind sustainable intervention model, ONE DROP develops innovative water access and management projects which promote self-reliance in disadvantaged, rural and semi-rural regions of Latin America, West Africa and Asia. The programs launched from ONE DROP's inception until the end of 2014 will transform the lives of 1 million people.
Origen gives aid to women in desperate situations. For over 15 years, the organization has sheltered and assisted women in need, offering them the opportunities they need to grow and develop. Providing a free and safe place, the community centers offer different care services for women and their families, ensuring that even those who seem without hope still have a place to go.
P.A Budi Mulia Orphanage
P.A Budi Mulia Orphanage is a small scale charity located in the West of Bali, set up by Paimun and Niluh Yefta to support disadvantaged children from across the region, including Bali, Java, Sulawesi, Sumba, Sumatra, Kalimantan, Lombok and Bantan. Paimun Yefta set up the orphanage in Pulukan, West Bali, a decade ago and has never had any official help to house or feed the children, subsisting off money made by selling snacks in the street and donations from rare visitors. Being a Christian orphanage in a predominantly Hindu/Muslin region, they are rarely helped by the locals. Donations will go towards basics, such as feeding, clothing, and teaching the children, and eventually towards land to create a playground as well as transport for outings.
Paralyzed Veterans of America
For more than 68 years, Paralyzed Veterans of America has been on a mission to change lives and build brighter futures for our seriously injured heroes — to empower these brave men and women with what they need to achieve the things they fought for: freedom and independence.
The organization was founded by a band of service members who came home from World War II with aspinal cord injury. Today, the work continues to create opportunities so that all veterans and people with disabilities, and their families, have everything they need to live full and productive lives.
Paris Tout P’tits
Partners in Health
We go. We make house calls. We build health systems. We stay.
Whether to Liberia, Rwanda, or any of the countries we work and live, we go where we’re needed most. We care for patients in their homes and communities. We work in close partnership with local government officials and the world’s leading medical and academic institutions to build capacity and strengthen health systems. And we stay, committed to accompanying the people and communities we serve for the long term.
Pediatric Disease Treatment and Research
Donations will benefit organizations dedicated to research toward a cure for pediatric cancer and other life-threatening illnesses and treatment and care for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases.
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show sweepstakes directly supports Pelotonia, a non profit organization with One Goal: End Cancer. Pelotonia's operating expenses are covered by funding partners, so that 100% of every dollar raised by Pelotonia goes directly to cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.
Phat Beets Produce
Pies Descalzos Foundation
The Pies Descalzos Foundation is a nonprofit organization from Colombia created by Shakira in 1997. The foundation helps and supports impoverished children and communities while implementing a comprehensive integration model through the Open Door School Strategy, which links three lines of intervention: quality education, nutrition, and life tools. These programs give support to the children and their families and improve their conditions. Pies Descalzos runs schools in the Colombian regions of Barranquilla, Soacha, Quibdó, and Cartagena. The organization has benefited more than 6,000 children and more than 67,000 community members.
PitCCh In Foundation
The Player Foundation
Pocket Money Project
Prevent Cancer Foundation
You can make a difference with the Prevent Cancer Foundation by saving lives through cancer prevention and early detection. Join us to Stop Cancer Before It Starts! Make an impact with the only nonprofit in the United States focused exclusively on cancer prevention and early detection. The Foundation focuses its resources on cancers that can be prevented, in many instances through healthy lifestyle choices and cancer screenings, as well as through early detection that often leads to successful treatment outcomes.
Priceless Pet Rescue
Pristine Mind Foundation
Pro Kids | The First Tee of San Diego
Project Open Hand
Founded in 1985, Project Open Hand is a nonprofit organization that provides meals with love to seniors and the critically ill. Our food is like medicine, helping clients recover from illness, get stronger, and lead healthier lives.
Every day, we prepare 2,500 nutritious meals and provide 200 bags of healthy groceries to help sustain our clients as they battle serious illnesses, isolation, or the health challenges of old age. We serve San Francisco and Alameda Counties, engaging more than 125 volunteers every day to nourish our community.
Protect Our Winters + Waterkeeper Alliance
Waterkeeper Alliance is a global movement uniting more than 300 Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates around the world, focusing citizen advocacy on issues that affect our waterways, from pollution to climate change. Waterkeepers patrol and protect nearly 2.5 million square miles of rivers, streams and coastlines in the Americas, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa.
Publicolor is a long-term youth development program that engages high-risk students in their education throughout the year with a continuum of design-based programs that mentor them for success in college, career, and life.
Rafa Márquez Foundation Football and Heart AC
Rafa Márquez Foundation Football and Heart A.C. serves children from marginalized areas through the comprehensive program N.E.D (Nutrition, Education and Sports from its initials in Spanish). Its mission is to promote the comprehensive development of children from marginalized communities around Mexico.
Raising Malawi was founded in 2006 to bring an end to the extreme poverty and hardship endured by Malawi's 1.4 million orphans and vulnerable children once and for all. Raising Malawi supports community-based organizations that provide vulnerable children and caregivers with nutritious food, proper clothing, secure shelter, formal education, targeted medical care, emotional care, and psychological support. In addition, Raising Malawi supports nongovernmental organizations that offer impoverished families with innovative opportunities for sustainability. By working at a truly grassroots level, real and lasting change is happening for hundreds of thousands of impoverished children.
Rancho Obi-Wan Museum
Rancho Obi-Wan, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire others by offering cultural exhibitions and education programs using the world’s largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia and artifacts. Funds raised enable Rancho Obi-Wan to provide public exhibitions, educational tours for schools, and support to other charitable organizations. Monies raised are also used to cover operational expenses of the organization and the preservation of the collection.
Ranger Road is a non-profit organization founded by Army Ranger and MMA fighter Mikhail Venikov. Ranger road is dedicated to helping veterans transition from the military to “normal” civilian life through fitness, sports, and outdoor adventures. They sponsor low and no-cost training and other fun activities for veterans, with other veterans who’ve been where they've been. Ranger Road believes that the brotherhood and camaraderie found in the military is unparalleled in the civilian world. They have learned that being amongst our brothers is better than any therapy and brings out the best in us and everything we do. They are here to lead the way, to show veterans the pathway to a greater you.
Red Sox Foundation
The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation is committed to using the passion fans have for this team to strengthen programs for children and families of New England. The programs we run include: The Red Sox Scholars Program, Red Sox Foundation RBI/Rookie Youth Baseball programs, and the Massachusetts Little League Initiative expanding on the Foundation’s important work with RBI/Rookie Youth baseball, the team charity sponsors 200 Little League teams in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Rhinos Without Borders
Rhinos Without Borders is a collaboration between governments and tourism to relocate rhinos out of poach-heavy areas of Africa to safe havens in Botswana which has anti-poaching laws and strict government conservation. The goal is to move 100 rhino to safety. To date, the initiative has successfully migrated the first batch of rhino. To grow awareness and generate funding, guides Josh Iremonger and Daniel Dugmore are partaking in a three-month canoe descent of the Cubango-Okavango River Basin. Adventurous souls are invited to join their incredible journey with all profits going to Rhinos Without Borders.
Right to Play
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation fosters the legacy of Rauschenberg's life, work, and philosophy that art can change the world. The foundation supports artists, initiatives, and institutions that embody the same fearlessness, innovation, and multidisciplinary approach that Rauschenberg exemplified in both his art and philanthropic endeavors.
The foundation focuses on three major areas: 1) increasing public access to and scholarship of Rauschenberg's artwork; 2) cultivating emerging and established artists through a residency program at the artist's Captiva, Florida, home and studio; and 3) creating philanthropic initiatives that connect art, culture, and creativity with important issues such as education and climate change.
Roc Nation Summer Classic Charities
Rock Against MS Foundation
Through music, art, and outreach events, Rock Against MS Foundation (RAMS) will raise awareness about Multiple Sclerosis and raise funds to help improve the quality of life for those who live with this debilitating disease and their families.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Ronald McDonald House + The Gray Foundation
The Ronald McDonald House Charities have been helping sick children and their families for almost forty years. Gordon and Kristen Gray created The Charlotte and Gwenyth Gray Foundation to Cure Batten Disease to raise the estimated $10 million necessary to fund the urgent medical research to save their daughters and the children of other families impacted with Batten disease.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California
The Roosevelt Institute Campus Network
The Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, a national student initiative, engages young people in a unique form of civic engagement that empowers them as leaders and promotes their ideas for change. Through communication and coordination with political actors and community members, students identify pressing issues facing their towns, counties and states. Taking advantage of the unique resources on their college campuses, they engage in policy research and writing and then connect the fruits of that research to the political process, delivering sound proposals to policymakers and advocacy groups. We call our unique model of policy activism Think Impact. Adding policy papers to picket signs, Think Impact engages young people in activism fueled by innovative, student ideas.
Root Division is a visual arts non-profit that connects creativity and community through a dynamic ecosystem of arts education, exhibitions, and studios. Throughout its history, Root Division has forged strong connections with the community to provide:
• Subsidized studio space for more than 130 emerging artists
• More than 4,000 hours of free art classes for neighborhood youth
• Training for 240 artist-teachers
• Onsite adult art classes for 1,500 students
• Exhibitions of work by more than 1,700 artists
• A gathering place for more than 32,000 visitors to meet artists and see their work
• Partnerships with two-dozen public schools and community centers, and more than 150 local businesses
Rush for Literacy
Ryan Seacrest Foundation
The Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education-focused initiatives. RSF’s first initiative is to build broadcast media centers — Seacrest Studios — within pediatric hospitals for patients to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media. Founded in 2009, RSF currently has Seacrest Studios at hospitals in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Nashville, Orange County, Calif., Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. The foundation has plans to expand throughout the nation. For more information, visit www.ryanseacrestfoundation.org
Saber para la Vida
Safari West Wildlife Foundation
The Safari West Wildlife Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating wildlife advocates. We do so by providing an ongoing series of wildlife educational programs for people of all ages at the Safari West Wildlife Preserve. Sponsored class trips, a Jr Keeper program for kids, and scholarships all contribute to that goal. Through the foundation, qualified schools with no budget for field trips can also experience the joy and benefit from the knowledge that comes from a class visit.
Founded by Medal of Honor Recipient, Col. “Doc” Ballard with the assistance and support of other Recipients, the Saluting America School Program empowers teachers to promote patriotism and raise awareness of sacrifices made by our nation's active duty military personnel and our veterans. Through use of educational tools and suggested projects, educators customize classroom activities that teach young people about sacrifices made to protect our country's freedom. Through selected activities and classroom programs with Medal of Honor recipients, young Americans learn about patriotism, citizenship, and our history. Tools developed by Saluting America allow each student to engage in the acknowledgement and appreciation of those who serve by completing a Tribute Card that is subsequently distributed. Saluting America provides teachers with components needed to implement the program. The program is supported by foundation grants, corporate sponsorships, and volunteer efforts.
The Salvation Army
Founded in 1865, the Salvation Army operates thousands of charitable centers in 126 countries across the world. These centers provide food distribution, disaster relief and rehabilitation centers in times of need. The Salvation Army also assists in anti-human trafficking efforts and offers a wealth of children's programs.
San Francisco General Hospital
San Francisco Recreation & Park Department Youth Scholarship
San Francisco Zoological Society
The mission of the San Francisco Zoo is to connect people with wildlife, inspire caring for nature, and advance conservation action.
San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
The Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and nearby Marin County, where one in four residents are in need of food assistance. This year, they will distribute 45 million pounds of food to the community, half of which is fresh produce. This is enough food for more than 102,000 meals each day. Seventy percent is distributed through a network of 230 weekly farmers market-style pantries that help individuals, seniors, and families stretch their food budget. Food is also distributed through additional programs such as senior centers, soup kitchens, and youth programs.
Santa Barbara Zoo
Save The Children
Save Our Ships New York
Built in 1931, MV John J. Harvey, is among the most powerful fireboats ever in service. She was retired by the New York City Fire Department in 1994 and placed on The National Register of Historic Places in June 2000. We have been working since 1999 to raise awareness of the importance of historic vessels to the history of our City and our nation.
Savusavu Community Organization
Since the early 1990s, a few dedicated individuals have tried to remedy these problems in various areas of Fiji. Over this same period, guests at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort (“The Resort”) and other concerned people from around the world have wanted to contribute to the well being of the Fijian people, who historically have had no outside support beyond their subsistence standard of living. As an outgrowth of these informal contributions and commitments, in early 2004, The Savusavu Community Foundation (“The Foundation”) was formed to provide health, education, transportation, environmental, and cultural preservation support to the community around Savusavu, the main town on Fiji’s second largest island of Vanua Levu, as well as continuing support in other areas of Fiji.
SEAL-NSW Family Foundation
Second Harvest Food Bank
The Serena Williams Foundation
As the fourth oldest humane society in the U.S. and the founders of the No-Kill movement, the SF SPCA has always been at the forefront of animal welfare. As a result of their efforts and those of our community partners, San Francisco has the lowest euthanasia rate of any major city in the United States. No adoptable dog or cat in San Francisco goes without a home, even if they have medical or other issues.
In 2014 they merged with Pets Unlimited, a likeminded animal welfare nonprofit in Pacific Heights. Their organization included a nonprofit veterinary hospital that provided significant financial assistance to pet guardians in need, as well as a small adoption center. The original SF SPCA campus in the Mission, and the additional campus in Pacific Heights, are now working toward the same shared mission and goals.
The SF SPCA imagines a community where every animal has a loving home. Where animals don’t need the support of San Francisco’s rescues and shelters. And they know how to get there.
SFSB Host Committee
The SFSB Host Committee invest in young people, their families and the communities where they live, learn and play, they invest in the future of the Bay Area. The SFSB Host Committee will make grants to organizations in three areas of focus: youth development, community investments, sustainable environments.
Shades of Greatness
Shania Kids Can
The Shania Kids Can Foundation educates, inspires and empowers children in our community to achieve their full potential, increasing their chances of equality and opportunities for success. Through this vision, we will provide children who are at risk of losing their opportunity to be the best they can be because they are suffering from poverty, disregard, abuse or an overall dysfunctional family lifestyle, the chance to overcome the effects that these challenges may be having on their ability to function at an optimum level during the school day.
Share Our Strength
Share Our Strength is a national organization that works hard to make sure no child in America grows up hungry. The charity weaves together a net of community groups, activists and food programs to catch children facing hunger and surround them with nutritious food where they live, learn and play.
Share Our Strength Cooking Matters
She's the First
Shikshya Foundation Nepal
Shining Hope for Communities
Shriners Hospitals for Children
The Shriners Hospitals for Children provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family centered and collaborative care environment. Their mission is to become the best at transforming children’s lives by providing exceptional healthcare through innovative research.
Slow Food USA
Snoop Youth Football League
The Snow Foundation
The mission of The Jack and J.T. Snow Scientific Research Foundation (The Snow Foundation) is to make a difference in the future of medicine and of society by promoting and conducting cutting-edge clinical and basic science research on Wolfram syndrome and diabetes and to raise awareness of Wolfram syndrome and diabetes in health professionals and the general public.
Social Tees Animal Rescue
Social Tees Animal Rescue (S.T.A.R.) is a not-for-profit, strictly no-kill organization in theNew York City’s East Village that takes abandoned animals from kill shelters and provides them with safe haven and veterinary care before placing them in proper forever homes. S.T.A.R. rescues, rehabilitates, and places over 3,000 dogs, cats, birds, and exotics per year. All dogs and cats for adoption are spayed or neutered, tested, vaccinated, de-wormed, treated for fleas and mites, microchipped, and more. S.T.A.R. takes special pride in its Underdogs and Undercats program, through which the organization finds homes for many sick, injured, special needs, and senior animals.
Somaly Mam Foundation
Sonoma Chapter of Speedway Children's Charity
The Sonoma chapter of Speedway Children's Charities is dedicated to providing support for Sonoma County children in educational, financial, social and medical need to help them lead productive lives. Established in 2001, Speedway Children’s Charities is the exclusive charity of Sonoma Raceway and a registered 501(c3) non-profit. This charity has raised and distributed more than $5.1 million to over 185 Sonoma County youth groups.
Sonoma International Film Festival
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance invests in the future of our community by creating and supervising long-term relationships between caring adults and at-risk school children in need of social and academic support through one-on-one and group mentoring. Mentoring is a real solution for the tough problems facing many Sonoma Valley children. Mentoring matters, especially when a child comes from poverty, a cultural divide or violence and drugs at home. Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance seeks ways to help students find their path to success.
Laucnhing in 2015, SoulScholarship is a national program that will provide classes, shoes, water, healthy food and gear as well as mentoring and guidance on how to live a healthier life to more than 100 teens across the country. Their hope is to launch in two to three cities and eventually roll out to all our markets. We believe in supporting each other in and out of the studio, and we know that one class can change the course of a rider's day, week or life.
Sprouts Cooking Club
St. Helena Hospital
Stand Up 2 Cancer
Our mission is to get every public school child at a standing desk in 10 years, to combat the epidemic of sedentary lifestyles and inactivity, and to better reflect 21st century education goals. We believe children’s sedentary behavior is a public health crisis and that children need to move more and sit less. Standing desks are a simple and elegant way to create a movement rich environment where children are more engaged and perform better academically, burn more calories, eliminate or minimize orthopedic problems and disease, feel happier, and just plain move more.
Stanford Athletic Department
Staples Center Foundation
The STAPLES Center Foundation works to promote dynamic and life changing programs and services that focus on education, mentorship, healthy living, and healthcare. Funds raised by The Staples Center Foudnation have been provided to children and families throughout Los Angeles with a special emphasis on supporting low income neighborhoods surrounding the arena.
Starfish unlocks and maximizes the potential of young women to lead transformational change.
Stomp Out Bullying
Strike 3 Foundation
The Strike 3 Foundation is a charitable agency that heightens awareness, mobilizes support, and raises funding for childhood cancer research. Founded in 2008 by MLB pitcher Craig Breslow, the tenets of the Strike 3 Foundation had been in place for some time. At age 14, Craig’s sister was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. More than fifteen years later, she lives an unrestricted life as a cancer survivor. Unequivocally, this success story is attributed to advancements in pediatric oncology treatment and research funded largely through generous donations and charitable efforts.
Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation
Sunrise Horse Rescue
Susan G. Komen
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $889 million in research and provided $1.95 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. To learn more, please visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.
Grant recipients include recording artists, club and session musicians, composers & songwriters from across the country. Sweet Relief has served the music community by helping musicians with medical and living expenses including insurance premiums, prescriptions, medical treatment and operative procedures, housing costs, food costs, utilities and other basic necessities.
Switchfoot Bro-Am Foundation
The members of Switchfoot recently created the Switchfoot Bro-Am Foundation to continue their mission of supporting local at-risk, homeless, and street kids year-round.
The Tahoe Fund was founded in 2010 as a registered non-profit corporation in the States of Nevada and California. The purpose of the Tahoe Fund is to become a major source of private funding for environmental projects around the Lake Tahoe Basin with an emphasis on recreation, conservation and education. This is accomplished through a 3-fold approach: (1) Fundraising, (2) Providing grants for implementing EIP (Environmental Improvement Program) projects, and (3) Public education and outreach.
Taia Peace Foundation
The Taia Peace Foundation strives to reduce regional conflict and promote economic prosperity through responsible resource development. Founded by Taia Lion Resources, a socially-conscious mineral exploration company, the Taia Foundation began in Sierra Leone and aims to work with communities across Africa to improve local economies and infrastructure with an eye toward long-term growth.
Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids
The Tenderloin Museum will act as a dynamic, original cultural space offering multiple platforms including a museum exhibition, neighborhood tours, a café, community cultural & arts projects, and public events at night. The Museum will uncover the forgotten history of the Tenderloin neighborhood.
Located in the Central Tenderloin, this new space will connect the neighborhood to the burgeoning Central Market arts scene. It will unite local community groups to collaborate on projects helping Tenderloin residents while beautifying the neighborhood. The space’s multiple usage approach will create an anchor for Tenderloin social and cultural life fueling an economically recharged area.
Theater Development Fund Stage Doors
TDF’s Stage Doors is a project-based arts education program that provides middle and high school students with a meaningful introduction to live theatre. Each participating class attends a Broadway or Off Broadway performance and participates in eight in-class workshops: four workshops conducted by a professional teaching artist and four conducted by the classroom teacher. The workshops actively engage students in inquiry, creativity and community. TDF founded Stage Doors in 1995. Since then over 62,000 students have been introduced to the exciting world of the performing arts.
Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation
The Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation works to continue the mindful teachings and loving practice of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Lovingly referred to as Thay (meaning teacher in Vietnamese), Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet, and peace activist, revered throughout the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967 by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The funds donated to the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation benefit the North American monasteries and Plum Village monastery in France founded by Thay. In addition, financial support is devoted to humanitarian assistance and Dharma education and outreach programs.
Tibetan Aid Project
The Todd Martin Youth Leadership
Tony Hawk Foundation
Tory Burch Foundation
Tuolumne River Trust
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
United Friends of the Children
United States Bartenders' Guild
Fashion designer Donna Karan founded Urban Zen in 2007 to connect the dots between philanthropy and commerce. Inspired by her travels, Urban Zen offers global artisan treasures as well as Karan-designed apparel, accessories, and home décor. The Urban Zen Foundation is dedicated to three interconnected objectives: preservation of culture, well-being, and empowerment of children. Urban Zen a portion of net proceeds go toward empowering indigenous communities economically and maintaining their identity in the face of globalization. The foundation is also involved with changing healthcare to include integrative Eastern medicine. It promotes patient advocacy and collaborates with organizations to enhance children's spiritual, physical, and emotional growth.
Usher's New Look
Usher’s New Look is a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging disconnected youth in finding a path to leadership and career. Our model certifying young people in four leadership pillars – talent, education, career and service – is making a difference to solve today’s educational challenges. New Look graduates 100% of its youth and 98% have gone onto higher education or job placement.
Vanity Fair Charities
Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood Events benefit a host of charities focusing on the arts, including Concord Youth Theater, Donors Choose, Ghetto Film School and The Art of Elysium. View each individual product to see the charity that is the beneficiary.
Variety the Children's Charity of New York
The Weinstein Company supports various charities that advance arts initiatives, social services, and health care.
VH1 Save The Music
VH1 Save The Music is dedicated to restoring music programs in America’s public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education. They develop strategic partnerships with school districts to build sustainable instrumental music programs by providing grants of brand-new musical instruments to public elementary and middle schools.
Victor Cruz Foundation
The Victor Cruz Foundation promotes positive change in the lives of youth today through innovative educational programs. The Foundation is driven to impacting youth in an array of fields, but specifically towards the introduction and implementation of STEM learning through the creation of hands on, reader-friendly and impactful curriculum. Our goal is to increase the number of underrepresented kids interest in career fields related to STEM while simultaneously helping build and reinforce some of the basic core school subjects.
VOICES is a leader in providing youth with the resources and support they need to transition from foster care to successful, independent adulthood. The first of its kind in the nation, VOICES currently operates two centers in California’s Napa and Sonoma Counties with plans to expand throughout the state. VOICES brings together more than 40 partnering agencies to provide housing, education, employment and wellness services to youth ages 16 – 24 who are transitioning out of foster care. Created and run by former foster youth, VOICES also offers unique leadership opportunities within the organization.
Voices Against Brain Cancer
Voices for Children
Voices for Children trains and supports community volunteers to advocate for the best interests and quality of life for Monterey County’s foster children. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) support the intellectual, emotional and social growth of foster children. By making sure foster children are represented by a qualified, compassionate adult, Voices for Children fulfills society’s most fundamental obligation: To provide a secure, loving family where children can be safe, treated with dignity, learn and grow. CASAs not only change the life of one child, but they can also change the lives of that child's children and generations to come.
The Wahl Group Foundation
Walt Disney Family Foundation
The Walt Disney Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring Walt Disney’s life, legacy, and charitable spirit. Created by Walt Disney’s daughter, Diane Disney Miller, the foundation finances the construction and maintenance of the Walt Disney Family Museum, a 40,000 square-foot complex, featuring interactive exhibits on Disney’s drawings, cartoons, films, and music, The Walt Disney Family Foundation seeks to promote Disney’s work as a tool to inspire the next generation of artists and dreamers.
Waterkeeper Alliance aims to preserve and protect water by connecting local Waterkeeper organizations worldwide and promoting outspoken, citizen-led advocacy. Hoping to combat issues like pollution and climate change, their ultimate goal is swimmable, drinkable, fishable water everywhere. More than 300 Waterkeepers in 35 countries across six continents are united in patrolling and protecting over 2.3 million square miles of watershed, carrying out the philosophy to “Act Locally, Organize Globally.” With upwards of 300,000 supporters worldwide and partnered with companies like Patagonia, Toyota, and Levi’s, Waterkeeper Alliance is one of the fastest-growing global movements for clean water.
Whistling Woods International Foundation
Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative
WildAid’s mission is to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes. While most wildlife conservation groups work to protect animals from poaching, WildAid is the only organization focused on reducing the demand for wildlife products such as elephant ivory, rhino horn and shark fin. Partnering with top business leaders and celebrity ambassadors from around the world, WildAid reaches hundreds of millions of people every week with its strong and simple message: When the Buying Stops, the Killing Can Too.
Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation
WHEDco was founded in 1992 on the radically simple idea that all people deserve healthy, vibrant communities. We build award-winning, sustainable homes, but WHEDco also ensures that families in the South Bronx have access to all the resources that create thriving neighborhoods – from high-quality early education and after-school programs, to economic opportunity, healthy food and cultural programming. WHEDco works in the poorest urban Congressional District in the nation and serves over 35,000 people each year.
World Assistance for Cambodia
World Central Kitchen
World Chess Hall of Fame
The World Chess Hall of Fame’s (WCHOF) current focus is building awareness for the cultural and artistic significance of chess. It presents exhibitions of artistic and historical significance and offers interpretive programs that lend context and meaning to chess. In addition, the WCHOF commemorates the careers of its Hall of Fame inductees. The World Chess Hall of Fame is now the only chess-focused institution that includes both a hall of fame and a museum, and it is the only solely chess-focused collecting institution in the United States.
World Food Programme
Wounded War Heroes
Wounded War Heroes was founded to show our appreciation to the men and women who have been wounded while in combat, by providing them therapeutic outdoor experiences upon their return home from fighting for our country. Our sole purpose is to show these veterans that they have not been forgotten for their courageous service to our country.
Wounded Warrior Project
The Young and Brave Foundation
The Young School
Youth Mentoring Connection - Miles of Music 5k Run
The Mission of Youth Mentoring is to awaken at-risk youth to their power, unique gifts and purpose by matching them with caring adult mentors and placing that match within a structured dynamic that provides the resources youth need to reach productive, conscious adulthood. The annual Miles of Music 5K is an exciting event complete with live musical performances, vendors, food trucks and more to support youth across Los Angeles.
(RED) was founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver to engage businesses and people in the fight against AIDS. (RED) partners with the world’s most iconic brands who contribute up to 50% of profits from (RED) branded goods and services to the Global Fund. To date, (RED) has generated more than $215 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support HIV/AIDS grants in Ghana, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Kenya and Tanzania. 100 percent of that money goes to work on the ground – no overhead is taken. Global Fund grants that (RED) supports have impacted more than 14 million people with prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care services.
100cameras identifies marginalized communities across the globe and provides children in these communities with the tools to interact with their environment, express themselves through photography, and become agents of change. They teach kids to share their perspectives through photography and turn their images into sellable products that fund medical, educational, and lifeline supplies for their communities. Their mission is to empower kids to realize they can create tangible change by sharing their stories, one community at a time. 100cameras has already made a difference in many places, like New York, Cuba, and Nepal, and has received a number of celebrity donations, including ones from the Brooklyn Nets and Lenny Kravitz.
12m Yacht Development Foundation
Established in Greenwich in 2006, the 12m Yacht Development Foundation is New England’s premier maritime society for the acquisition, restoration, and preservation of historic America’s Cup Class 12 meter yachts and their racing heritage. Inheriting actual vessels raced in the America’s Cup for the purpose of education and sport, 12mYDF provides newcomers of all ages with the tools and experience to sail, helm, and race some of the most beautiful and technologically advanced boats on the water. The foundation’s philosophy is to maintain these proud yachts as working boats in order to make them available to a wide variety of patron interest groups, including sailing enthusiasts, corporate and business organizations, schools, charitable events, youth sailing programs, and yacht clubs.
The 431 Project
The 431 Project is an exclusive group of industry leaders, executives and visionaries that convenes annually to develop actionable plans to increase the physical activity, nutrition and the overall well-being of Americans.
The San Francisco 49ers Foundation is the nonprofit, community-funding extension of the San Francisco 49ers. Now in its 24th year, the 49ers Foundation supports development programs for underserved youth that keep them “Safe, On Track, and In School." Since 1992, the Foundation has donated $30.6 million to support nonprofits, including a $1 million grant to launch the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute at Cabrillo Middle School. In recognition of their unparalleled commitment to charitable giving, the 49ers were the winners of the 2015 Beyond Sport International Sports Philanthropy Award, finalists for the 2016 and 2015 ESPN Humanitarian Sports Team of the Year Award, and winners of the 2013 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Philanthropy Award.
4th And Cure
The purpose of 50 Legs is to help amputees with the necessary care and prosthetics that they could not otherwise afford, to help them live a happier and healthier life, to advocate for amputee's needs for proper prosthetics and foster public education and awareness.
911 for Kids
A Better Chicago
A Better Chicago enables people and companies who are passionate about our community to invest in a group of extraordinary nonprofits that are creating opportunity for our region’s low-income population. Led by our board, staff and partners, A Better Chicago is a collection of talented professionals, advocates and leaders who are committed to building a better Chicago for everyone.
A Home Within
A Place Called Home
ACCESS Women's Health Justice
ACLU of Southern California
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) defends the fundamental rights outlined in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. These include the right to freedom of speech and assembly, the right to religious freedom, due process of law, equality before the law, and the right to privacy. The ACLU of Southern California affiliate has led the charge in some of the most critical events in our nation’s history including advocating for the thousands of interned innocent Japanese Americans during World War II, an unflinching support of Americans' First Amendment rights during the McCarthy era, staunch opposition to the Vietnam War, encouraging Nixon's impeachment, and establishing the concept of an Economic Bill of Rights. We continue to advocate for no less than a nation that lives up to its promise of liberty and justice for all. Stand for justice.
ACLU of Southern California Foundation
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) defends the fundamental rights outlined in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. These include the right to freedom of speech and assembly, the right to religious freedom, due process of law, equality before the law, and the right to privacy. The ACLU of Southern California affiliate has led the charge in some of the most critical events in our nation’s history including advocating for the thousands of interned innocent Japanese Americans during World War II, an unflinching support of Americans' First Amendment rights during the McCarthy era, staunch opposition to the Vietnam War, encouraging Nixon's impeachment, and establishing the concept of an Economic Bill of Rights. We continue to advocate for no less than a nation that lives up to its promise of liberty and justice for all. Stand for justice.
The Actors Fund
Employment in any division of the performing arts and entertainment industry is unpredictable. Work is erratic, security is fleeting, and health insurance is often just a dream. The Actors Fund is a nonprofit, national human services organization that aims to provide a safety net for anyone working in entertainment, both performers and those behind the scenes, who is in need, crisis, or transition. Operating for 133 years, The Fund’s programs include social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, they directly help more than 21,000 people each year, serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio, and dance.
The Adventure Project
The Adventure Project, an organization focused on creating jobs in developing countries, gives people the tools, education, and resources to become entrepreneurs, so they can serve their own communities with improved health, decreased hunger, a safer environment, and clean water. The nonprofit channels charity strategically towards jobs that lift people out of poverty while transforming local communities with life-saving services, using rigorous data to understand the most effective ways to move people out of poverty for good. They “add venture,” believing that when local economies thrive, children survive and families escape poverty faster. Founded in 2010, the Adventure Project has created 862 jobs impacting over one million people in Haiti, India, Uganda, and Kenya.
AIDS Emergency Fund
AIDS Project Los Angeles
Alex's Lemonade Stand
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott. In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Alex sadly passed away four years later, but since selling her first cup of lemonade, the foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $100 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 475 pediatric cancer research projects nationally. For more information on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit AlexsLemonade.org.
All Stars Helping Kids
All Stars Helping Kids is committed to providing disadvantaged and underserved children support in a safe and healthy learning environment. Their vision is to increase the effectiveness of nonprofits in the Bay Area, so that all youth are able to thrive, regardless of where they come from. They believe that with early-stage investment, many more nonprofits could make the world a better place. For nearly 25 years, All Stars has used the simple formula of raising money and redistributing it to create opportunities in education, health, and life skills for disadvantaged youth.
Always Dream Foundation
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation's mission is to inspire underserved children to reach for their dreams through innovative reading programs and by advancing the cause of early childhood literacy. Their Always Reading literacy program combines technology with books to raise literacy skills, increase overall academic success and life potential. They also inspire children to “dream big” through engaging families with community events and serving as an advocate, highlighting the importance of early childhood literacy.
Alzheimer's Research, Care and Support
Amar’e Stoudemire Foundation
The American Cancer Society
The American Red Cross
The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Their generous donors, volunteers, and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering at home and around the world through five key service areas: disaster relief; supporting military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of blood and blood products; health and safety education; and international relief and development programs. To date, the Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian network with 13 million volunteers reaching an average of over 100 million people across the globe.
The American Red Cross - Get Prepared California 2017
The American Red Cross - Get Prepared California!
The American Red Cross is a nonprofit, humanitarian organization that prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. April 1 marks the opening of the annual California auction to support the American Red Cross. Created in 2012 to help promote earthquake preparedness, the auction is managed by iHeartMedia, Inc. and is sponsored by the California Earthquake Authority. Dozens of partners have donated valuable auction items. iHeartMedia, Inc. is at the forefront of creating the auction, promoting earthquake preparedness, and working with great community partners to support the American Red Cross.
Thank you for helping more people prepare to survive and recover from California’s next damaging earthquake.
Learn more at: getpreparedcalifornia.org.
amfAR The Foundation For AIDS Research
An Act of Dog
Andrade-Faxon Charities for Children
The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education
The Andy Roddick Foundation
The Andy Roddick Foundation (ARF) believes talent is universal but opportunity is not. Almost without exception, children who suffer from economic hardship, educational disadvantages and neglect do not have a chance to make decisions about their futures. By focusing on character development and values such as honor, respect, dignity and duty, ARF's goal is to provide all children a support system that gives them hope for a brighter future. To achieve this goal, ARF has raised over $11 million to fund programs that improve the daily lives of thousands of children. These programs include everything from summer and tennis camps to after-school programs and school uniform initiatives.
Angels Foster Family Network & Sharp Mary Birch Hospital
Angels Foster Family Network is a licensed foster family agency with a unique focus on prevention, based on the stable placement of abused infants and toddlers with nurturing families who promote healing and critical attachment, resulting in healthy growth and development.
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns, part of the Sharp Metropolitan Medical Campus, is a nationally recognized hospital for women, expectant mothers and babies. It has one of the largest level III neonatal intensive care units (NICU) in Southern California. Designated a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by the American Academy of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, the hospital also offers a range of health services for women of all ages.
Animal Haven is a nonprofit organization that finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the Tri-State area, and provides behavior intervention when needed to improve chances of adoption. Founded in 1967, we operate an animal shelter in Manhattan. We also provide programs that enhance the bond between animals and people.