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Helping classrooms and communities worldwide link the past to moral choices today
Founded in 1976, Facing History and Ourselves is an international educational and professional development organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and anti-Semitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. By studying the historical development of the Holocaust and other instances of collective violence, students learn to combat prejudice with compassion, indifference with ethical participation, myth and misinformation with knowledge. Facing History and Ourselves has offered in-depth professional development services; curricular resources; and ongoing support to educators and students in the areas of history, social studies, and language arts. We are dedicated to helping teachers around the world lead their students in a critical examination of history, with particular focus on genocide and mass violence.
Educating Jewish Women, Empowering Jewish Leaders, and Strengthening Jewish Communities
American Friends of Nishmat (AFN) is the US-based entity proud to support the work of Nishmat, The Jeanie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Torah Study for Women, in Jerusalem. For over two decades, Nishmat has been educating Jewish women, empowering Jewish leaders, and strengthening Jewish communities. Nishmat is not just an institution but a vision. A vision of the advancing status of women as Torah scholars and leaders. A vision of broad and expanding communal and rabbinic consensus in support of women's spiritual leadership in mainstream Orthodox Jewish communities. With a 23 year track record of changing the Jewish communal landscape for the better, Nishmat remains the only place in the world where a woman can be trained as a Yoetzet Halacha (Woman Advisor in Jewish Law). Concurrently, Nishmat strives to reverse the cycle of poverty for disadvantaged Ethiopian immigrants to Israel, trains teachers for religious and secular Israeli schools, and promotes a culture of volunteerism.
A civil community. A civil society. The Forum Family.
Founded in 1992, The Connecticut Forum is a one-of-a-kind organization serving Connecticut and beyond with live, unscripted panel discussions among renowned experts and celebrities, and community outreach programs including our award-winning CT YOUTH Forum. Our mission: to encourage the free and active exchange of ideas in Forums that inform, challenge, entertain, inspire and build bridges among all people and organizations in our community.
Reducing recidivism through education, job training and direct employment
Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO) empowers young men to avoid involvement in the criminal justice system by reshaping their futures through educational achievement, meaningful employment, and financial independence. GOSO focuses on the individuals' capacities and strengths, as well as developmental needs and emotional well-being. Our aim is to promote personal, professional, and intellectual growth through goal-oriented programming and comprehensive social support services.
Promoting medical innovation
The Fogarty Institute for Innovation promotes medical innovation by providing support to promising innovators and researchers as they transform their creative ideas into practical solutions to improve patient care. We offer mentorship and education at every step of the process, coordinating access to intellectual, physical and financial resources to propel medical concepts from initiation to application. The Institute offers two unparalleled programs — Innovation for startups and companies eager to learn how to innovate in the medical device field, and Education for the next generation of inventors. We provide vital support in each area, ensuring new ideas can be realized to improve patient care for all.
You're never too young to learn about money
The Council for Economic Education (CEE) is the leading organization in the United States that focuses on the economic and financial education of students from kindergarten through high school-and we have been doing so for over 65 years. CEE delivers the fourth "R" - a real-world understanding of how to build fruitful lives - to America's young people. Our goal is to reach and teach every child to create a more informed citizenry capable of making better decisions as savers, investors, borrowers, voters, and participants in the global economy. We do this by educating the educators: providing the curriculum tools, the pedagogical support, and the community of peers that instruct, inspire, and guide. All resources and programs are developed by educators, and delivered by our national network of affiliates-over 240 across the country. Each year, we train approximately 55,000 teachers in person, and those teachers, in turn, reach approximately 5 million students throughout the country.
Elevating the quality of Jewish life in Israel and around the world.
The Shalom Hartman Institute (SHI) is a center of transformative thinking and teaching that addresses the major challenges facing the Jewish people and elevates the quality of Jewish life in Israel and around the world. A leader in sophisticated, ideas-based Jewish education for community leaders and change agents, SHI is committed to the significance of Jewish ideas, the power of applied scholarship, and the conviction that great teaching contributes to the growth and continual revitalization of the Jewish people. The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America partners with Jewish change agents-rabbis, lay leaders, scholars, educators, and professionals-to develop and implement unique models of pluralistic, in-depth, text-based teaching, scholarship, and programs that address the challenges facing contemporary North American Jewry.
Supporting and promoting the expansion of quality literacy services in New York
The Literacy Assistance Center (LAC) is a non-profit professional development and technical assistance organization dedicated to building the capacity and improving the quality of adult literacy and out-of-school youth programs. Since 1983, we have been working to strengthen and expand the Adult Basic Education (ABE), High School Equivalency (HSE), and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teachers and programs that serve New York's most educationally disadvantaged and economically marginalized communities. The LAC provides professional development workshops, webinars, courses, and on-site technical assistance to adult literacy and out-of-school youth educators who work in community-based organizations, libraries, union-based adult education programs, school systems and community colleges. Our areas of expertise include: Standards based reading, writing, math and science instruction; adult language, literacy and high school equivalency assessment; teaching English to immigrant adults, including those with limited literacy in their native languages; Spanish high school equivalency instruction; integrating digital literacy and instructional technology into adult education and out-of-school youth programs; incorporating language and basic skills development into occupational education courses; and managing and using data to inform programmatic and instructional decision-making.
Changing the face of finance
Founded in 1989, the Robert Toigo Foundation's commitment is to bring increased diversity to the finance industry. As a catalyst for change, our programs inspire minority students who might not otherwise have considered finance as their career and provide them with the leadership training, mentoring, tuition assistance and lifelong support they need as they pursue their MBA and launch their finance careers and beyond. Toigo is the only diversity leadership development program focused on the field of finance. Our combination of individualized support to aspiring minority finance professionals and active engagement as a partner with industry helps ensure that the next generation of finance leaders is able to flourish.
Building the Leadership Community of New York City
Coro New York Leadership Center is New York City's premier leadership training program and a community of 2,200 alumni across business, government, schools and non-profits that is shaping NYC's future. Coro's programs have developed one of the most diverse and impactful leadership communities in the city. We are the entrepreneur who founded Hot Bread Kitchen to train immigrant men and women to work in professional kitchens; the New York City Council Member who grew up in public housing and is now fighting for tenant rights; and the high school students who advise the Chancellor and her staff to create more effective education policies. All came away from Coro with a deeper understanding of how policy is shaped, the skills to lead change in their organizations and communities, and a network of engaged and influential alumni to help them reach their goals.
Great teachers. Bright futures.
Teaching Matters is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing teacher effectiveness, one of the most critical factors in student success. Our services transform how educators work together at urban public schools, helping the most effective teachers develop the skills they need to lead their peers and drive school-wide improvement. We also partner with school leadership to create a work environment that equips teachers to succeed in the classroom. From nearly 20 years of working in New York City's public schools, we've developed an understanding of realistic and lasting ways to improve student outcomes, and we're committed to real, measurable results.
Leveraging technology to enhance the interactions among students, teachers, and parents so that all students can succeed
PowerMyLearning is a national non-profit organization committed to ensuring that all children are able to power their learning through a combination of technology and the people who matter most to their success - parents and teachers. For decades technology has not delivered on its promise of transforming education. Why? Because technology is often being used to replace the people who matter most to a student's learning - their teachers or their parents/guardians. At PowerMyLearning, we take a different approach. We focus on using technology not to replace anyone, but rather to enhance the key interactions among teachers, parents, and students. When the key interactions are properly supported, they propel the two cycles that are most critical for student learning: the Personalized Instruction cycle and the Student-Driven Learning cycle.Our work has demonstrated impact on student achievement and love of learning; teacher instructional practices; and parental confidence.
Developing the next generation of educational and research resources to involve a wider public in the work of classics
The Society for Classical Studies (SCS) was founded in 1869 as the American Philological Association. It is now the principal learned society in North America for the study of ancient Greek and Roman languages, literatures, and civilizations. It is a dynamic, diverse multi-generational membership organization that works to sustain and advance the field of classics and the people involved in it. The Society fosters programs to reassert the importance of primary and secondary school teaching and provide more support for improved pedagogy at all levels of teaching, improve working conditions and scholarly opportunities for university and college teachers, increase communication with audiences beyond its membership, meet the scholarly the needs of the profession, and coordinate and systematize data collection in order to provide an accessible and reliable information base.
Ensuring the web remains free and open.
The Mozilla Foundation is the organizational home of the Mozilla Project, a global community and public interest initiative that believes the web should be open and accessible to all. To protect the web as a public resource and empower its users, we create open source products, teach 21st-century skills, and spur grassroots advocacy campaigns. We build products that create opportunity and inspire further innovation. We believe in the importance of universal web literacy: creating a world where everyone can read, write and participate online. Our advocacy work addresses issues like net neutrality, privacy and mass surveillance, and often requires effort from all corners of the Mozilla Project.
Connecting food, health & the environment
Founded in 2004, our mission is to create an urban agriculture and education project that empowers youth and adults to discover and participate in a local food system that encourages healthy living, nurtures the environment and grows a sustainable community. Our programs focus on promoting health and providing experiential learning opportunities for youth and adults, producing healthy food, improving access to healthy food for all and modeling land and environmental stewardship. Beyond producing healthy, certified organic produce for our 80 CSA members and local stores, restaurants, and farm stands, Soil Born Farms has also developed several innovative education and food access programs in partnership with area schools and agencies.
Educate a woman... Educate a family
Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport provides basic literacy and life skills training to low-income women using a holistic approach within a compassionate, supportive environment. All women are welcome without regard for race, religion, color, creed, sexual orientation or national origin. Mercy Learning Center has been working since 1987 to break the intergenerational pattern of poverty and illiteracy through education and empowerment.
Spend a year with us, launch a lifetime of farming
Since The Farm School first began providing practical farm training for adults, its Learn to Farm program has graduated over 100 students into lives enriched by agriculture. Outside of one's own family farm, there really is no other place that comes close to The Farm School in providing training in the myriad of skills needed to operate an economically viable small farm. Forestry, animal husbandry, carpentry, mechanics, business planning and marketing join organic vegetable production at the center of the year-long program. Here, every day and in every way, students learn to farm by farming. Growing food for a 175 member CSA, a vibrant Farmers' Market and a 50 member meat and egg CSA and managing 150 acres of productive forest land is the core of life and learning on the farm.
Transforming Schools. Together.
PENCIL, founded in 1995, has two core programs that enable business leaders to share their talent, ideas, and skills directly with schools and students in need. The PENCIL Partnership Program matches business volunteers with public school principals based on backgrounds, interests, and goals. Partners are then empowered and supported to develop solutions that transform their schools. The PENCIL Fellows Program provides promising public high school students with career readiness training that includes paid summer internships at leading businesses throughout the city. PENCIL pioneered the idea of improving student achievement by developing and supporting long-term partnerships between businesses and public schools.
Engaging Educators, Inspiring Students, and Guiding the Life Sciences Workforce
Since 2001, MassBioEd has been focused on growing education capacity in the life sciences. MassBioEd engages teachers, inspires students, and guides the life sciences workforce of tomorrow. Our flagship program, BioTeach, strives to deepen the ability of public high school teachers to more fully engage students through lab-centered, inquiry-based instructional techniques. BioTeach provides high school teachers lab equipment and teaching materials that are combined with intensive teacher professional development and on-site mentoring that incorporates innovative curriculum.
Providing graduate fellowships in engineering and science
The mission of The National GEM Consortium is to enhance the value of the nation's human capital by increasing the participation of underrepresented groups (African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanic Americans) at the master's and doctoral levels in engineering and science. We are a unique and powerful connection to a national network of universities and employers. This partnership promotes the participation of underrepresented groups in post-graduate science and engineering education and the technical workforce. The employees shaping our nation's ability to remain a global leader in innovation and economic prosperity must fully utilize the talents of all Americans and reflect the country's changing demographics.
The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation is a nonpartisan, independent nonprofit that teaches, coaches and inspires people and organizations to solve pressing problems and change how communities work together. Founded by Rich Harwood in 1988, the Institute partners with some of the world's largest nonprofits and our tools and frameworks have spread to all 50 states in the U.S., across Australia and Canada, and have been used by individuals in more than 40 countries worldwide. The people we teach and coach, called public innovators, are the leaders that move our communities forward. They are an essential ingredient to solving our most vexing challenges. We develop these individuals in a practice we call Turning Outward - using the community, not your conference room, as the reference point for your choices and judgments.
Supporting communities in building sustainable pathways for disconnected youth to a high school diploma and a meaningful college credential.
Gateway to College National Network supports communities in building sustainable pathways for disconnected youth (former high school dropouts) to a high school diploma and a meaningful college credential. Our core strategy is to support and replicate the Gateway to College programs that operate at 41 colleges in 21 states around the country. We design and implement community-wide initiatives to ensure that disconnected youth are back on track, college and career ready. We advocate for improved policies and funding for opportunity youth by leading and collaborating with local and national coalitions. We inform our partners and the public about effective ways to serve our student population by conducting and disseminating original research on disconnected youth.
Strengthening philanthropy to improve outcomes and expand opportunities for all learners
Our mission is to strengthen philanthropy to improve outcomes and expand opportunities for all learners. Over the past 20 years, Grantmakers for Education (GFE) has grown into the largest and most diverse consortium of education philanthropists in the nation. Founded in 1995 on the premise that collective insights, shared resources and constructive collaboration enable grantmakers to make more intentional and impactful investments, GFE set out to demonstrate the power of networks in affecting greater change. We can strengthen, deepen and broaden philanthropy's impact on public education by bringing together organizations united by a commitment to improve outcomes and expand opportunities for all learners.
Educate, connect, engage
Cleveland Leadership Center is the premier center in our community for building and engaging civic leadership capital. We offer a variety of civic leadership programs and engagement opportunities designed to foster civic responsibility; create a culture of leadership that is inclusive, collaborative, and progressive; and make a dynamic impact on the community.
Fueling the future of the collision industry by enriching opportunities for students in collision education.
Founded in 1990, the Collision Repair Education Foundation secures donations that support philanthropic and collision repair education activities that promote and enhance career opportunities in the industry. The ultimate goal of the Collision Repair Education Foundation is to create a future in which every entry-level technician hired will have graduated with the necessary skills and understanding of new technology to be well-trained, productive, and efficient employees from day one on the job.
A venture capital fund for public education
As a venture capital fund for public education, The Chicago Public Education Fund (CPEF) invests dollars and ideas in well-managed, high-impact programs that improve school leadership and student achievement system wide. Our mission is to accelerate achievement for all Chicago public school students, especially our neediest, by building talented teams of principals and teachers. Using our model, CPEF provides critical strategic management assistance to the programs we support, helping them create strategic plans, hire management teams, recruit board members, and develop additional sources of financial support. CPEF serves as a catalyst and strategic investment partner with businesses, foundations, civic and community leaders, and the Chicago Public Schools.
Dedicated to the safety of children
The National Fire Safety Council (NFSC) research team of creative educators develop fire safety materials for adults and children of all age levels. These include comprehensive 24-page graded manuals with a teacher's guide, assorted folders, brochures, posters, wall charts, decals, stickers, and other types of materials as requested, with new materials being developed daily. The various topics covered by NFSC materials include: smoke alarms; home fire exit drills; arson; babysitting; heating safety; Stop, Drop, and Roll; friendly firefighters; holiday hazards; seat belt safety; bicycle safety; water safety; burn prevention; and more. NFSC works with fire departments throughout the United States. The Council's fire safety educational programs of materials and services are provided to communities exclusively through local fire departments.
Investing in People.
The Great Lakes Women's Business Council (formerly the Center for Empowerment and Economic Development) is committed to empowering women and minorities economically through business development training, supplier certification, business-to-business networking and accessible capital assistance programs. We provide effective business tools and remove barriers that hinder development of successful and sustainable businesses. Our work strengthens the community by building partnerships and leveraging resources that increase business growth opportunities.
Education, resources, and expertise to help farmers grow organic
The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) provides education, resources, and practical advice to promote farmers' success in organic production. Our flagship event, the MOSES Organic Farming Conference, is recognized as the country's premier event about organic and sustainable farming. It's also the country's largest organic conference, drawing more than 3,500 participants from around the U.S. and the world. Through the MOSES Conference and the rest of our work, we ensure not only that there are skilled farmers to meet the growing demand for organic food and products, but also that farm policies favor an organic and sustainable system of agriculture.Our mission is: MOSES educates, inspires, and empowers farmers to thrive in a sustainable, organic system of agriculture.
Training for life
Summit Academy OIC (SAOIC) is an educational and vocational training center that empowers adults and prepares youth residing in the most economically depressed neighborhoods in the Twin Cities to become educated, employed contributing members of their community. Located in the Heritage Park neighborhood of North Minneapolis, Summit Academy OIC is the only community-based vocational training and job placement program in North Minneapolis. We exist to assist individuals in developing their ability to earn and to become contributing citizens in their community. We support the development of self-sufficiency in every person, regardless of background, economic status, or level of ability.
Serve. Learn. Change the world.
For 30 years, the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) has transformed classrooms, empowered teachers, and captivated students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, service-learning content to school districts, classrooms, out-of-school youth programs and everything in between. By partnering with NYLC, we can accelerate student achievement in your district by strengthening academic, civic, and character outcomes through service-learning. We help you tap into the passion, creativity, and ingenuity of all young people to make real change happen. NYLC offers a variety of opportunities for you to engage students. With online content, customized professional development, tools, resources, and more, NYLC is leading the way to transform community into classroom and inspiring all young people to Serve. Learn. Change the world.
Preparing college men and women for careers in the agriculture and food industry.
The Agriculture Future of America (AFA) works to create partnerships that identify, encourage and support outstanding college men and women preparing for careers in the agriculture and food industry. Founded in 1996 by R. Crosby Kemper, Jr., and other agri-business leaders, AFA offers leader and career development training and community-based academic scholarships for college men and women pursuing a career in an agriculture-related field. AFA men and women share the belief that the production, processing and distribution of food and fiber, with support for agriculture business services, are vital for our nation's economy, both now and in the future.
Certified to Change the World
The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is a national alliance of colleges, universities and nonprofit organizations dedicated to educating, preparing and certifying professionals to strengthen and lead nonprofit organizations. The Alliance offers the Certified Nonprofit Credential (CNP), the only national nonprofit management leadership credential developed with, and recognized by, the nonprofit sector. Our students complete rigorous, comprehensive, academic and experiential requirements, meeting industry standards, preparing them for nonprofit sector careers.
Educating young people about the Constitution
VisionThe Institute envisions a society in which all individuals enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It is a society in which: Students engage with and champion these rights for themselves and others. Teachers educate students to seek knowledge and tackle challenges with these rights in mind. Parents empower their children to apply these rights in their own lives through interaction, example, and dialogue.Mission The Bill of Rights Institute engages, educates, and empowers individuals with a passion for the freedom and opportunity that exist in a free society.
Fostering excellence in investigative journalism.
Founded in 1975, Investigative Reporters and Editors works to foster excellence in investigative journalism, which is essential to a free society. We accomplish this by providing training, resources and a community of support to investigative journalists; promoting high professional standards; and protecting the rights of investigative journalists. IRE provides members access to thousands of reporting tip sheets and other materials through its resource center and hosts conferences and specialized training throughout the country. Programs of IRE include the National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting, DocumentCloud and the Campus Coverage Project.
Parents are their children's first and best teachers
Literacy Partners' mission is to strengthen families through a two-generation approach to education. With our free classes, low-income, primarily immigrant, parents develop the English language and literacy skills they need to succeed in today's world. Our research-based curriculum integrates this literacy education with child-development support and parenting skills so that our students can pass on their learning to their children, ensuring their children's school readiness and social-emotional growth.
Dedicated to preventing dropouts among young people who are most at-risk
Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) is a state-based national organization dedicated to preventing dropouts among young people who are most at-risk. In more than three decades of operation, JAG has delivered consistent, compelling results - helping nearly three-quarters of a million young people stay in school through graduation, pursue postsecondary education and secure quality entry-level jobs leading to career advancement opportunities. The JAG National Network will make a measurable difference in the outcomes of public education and workforce development systems at the national, state and local level. We will strive to increase opportunity and reduce poverty and unemployment by fostering A Nation Without Dropouts.
Support services for low-income immigrants and their families.
Founded in 1985, CASA of Maryland works to create a more just society by building power and improving the quality of life in low-income immigrant communities. CASA organizes and advocates with its thousands of individual members and provides direct services in the areas of employment placement, workforce development and training, financial literacy, adult ESOL and Spanish literacy instruction, citizenship and legal services, health education, and human services navigation at its 5 welcome centers and three training centers. CASA caters its programs to three main constituencies: low-income women, workers, and tenants.
Engaging diverse leaders to change the world in ways they never before dared.
For 31 years, The Center for Leadership Innovation (TCLI)—a national nonprofit organization—has been dedicated to serving communities through society's most valuable asset: its leaders. With a mission of using leadership workshops & training, peer consultant networks and funding opportunities, TCLI is helping diverse leaders reach their full potential and leverage their ability to bring about innovative change. TCLI creates an open, candid, and energized learning community where new insights and breakthrough approaches for social change can emerge. We provide exposure to best practices, peer coaching and intensive leadership development programs that inspire current leaders and prepare the next generation to implement ideas that will revitalize communities and reinvent organizations.
Financially supporting the professional development of club managers
The Club Foundation (CF) works to raise funds to financially support the professional development of club managers through education, training and research initiatives. Since its inception in 1998, The Club Foundation has distributed more than $3.5 million to support the professional development of club managers. CF awards scholarships and grants to educational institutions, students, and faculty for the purpose of study and research in the field of club management.
Excellence in adult education since 1985
The Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School was founded in 1985 in Washington D.C. with the mission to provide high quality adult basic education in a manner that changes lives and improves our community. The Academy of Hope provides a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of adult learners including Adult Basic Education, General Educational Development, External Diploma Program and pathways to college success. Academy of Home also offers Education Services to assist adult learners in attaining their educational goals, including computer training, workplace literacy and career assessment and planning.
Advancing productive discourse and constructive collaboration
The Faith & Politics Institute cultivates mutual respect, moral reflection, increased understanding, and honest conversation among political leaders to advance productive discourse and constructive collaboration. Founded in 1991, The Faith & Politics Institute has served hundreds of members of Congress and congressional staff by offering experiential pilgrimages, reflection groups, retreats, and public forums. In a world that is increasingly interconnected, we are dedicated to doing this work with the Congress because of their ties to a broad constituency and their leadership in local, national, and global policy. Our belief is that our commitment to a relatively small but influential group of people will ultimately reach many.
Teaching About Law. Advancing Justice for All.
Street Law, Inc. advances justice through classroom and community education programs that empower people with the legal and civic knowledge, skills, and confidence to bring about positive change for themselves and others. Street Law, Inc. creates classroom and community programs that teach people about law, democracy, and human rights worldwide. Street Law program participants benefit from “real-life” lessons and insights, which they can use to effect positive change for the rest of their lives. Our accessible, engaging, and interactive programs empower students and communities to become active, legally-savvy contributors to society.
Retrain, reclaim, renew
Founded in 2001, Second Chance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides people, materials and the environment with a second chance. The Second Chance mission is to retrain and create employment for displaced and unemployed workers in deconstruction methods; reclaim building material to reduce demolition debris overloading landfills; and renew materials to preserve the region's rich architectural heritage. As a result, Second Chance provides jobs and a green collar workforce, protects the natural environment, and preserves our architectural heritage. With the revenue generated, we provide job training and workforce development for those with employment obstacles in the Baltimore region. Second Chance is a social enterprise with a true triple-bottom-line focus. That means everything we do is environmentally sound, socially responsible, and financially viable.
Keep Boating Smart, Safe, and Clean
The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is an innovative leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating. The Foundation provides educational outreach directly to boaters and supports partner organizations nationwide. With millions of boaters on the water, our aim is to reduce accidents and fatalities, increase stewardship of our waterways and keep boating a safe and enjoyable pastime. The BoatUS Foundation is a national 501©(3) nonprofit organization. Our work is primarily funded by grants and individual donations.
Supporting Partnerships and Resources for Kids
The mission of Supporting Partnerships and Resources for Kids (SPARK) is to engage community partners to fund and promote initiatives that enhance educational excellence We bolster student achievement through the Innovative Grants program and other special projects. We encourage family involvement in education through the "SchoolFusion" online parent communication system. We create meaningful dialogue between the schools and the community. We work towards uniting community resources to invest in public schools.
Contributing to the transformation and renewal of society through the transformation and renewal of leaders
The Trinity Forum is a nonprofit organization that works to cultivate networks of leaders whose integrity and vision will renew culture and promote human freedom and flourishing. We provide access to a broad but focused body of classic and thoughtful writings designed to facilitate conversation and reflection around some of society's most intriguing questions and themes. This is accomplished through unique programs and publications that offer contexts for leaders to consider together the great ideas that have shaped Western civilization and the faith that has animated its highest achievements.
Enriching North Carolina's Communities
Our mission is to enrich North Carolina's communities and economy through a strong nonprofit sector and nonprofit voice. The Center serves as an information center on effective practices in nonprofit organizations, a statewide network for nonprofit board and staff members, and an advocate for the nonprofit sector as a whole. We help nonprofits to save money and time so their funds can go further; lead and manage their organizations effectively; spread innovations; support each other; prevent burnout; collaborate as appropriate; and unite to serve North Carolina better.
Contributing to the appreciation, understanding, and protection of nature and the human environment
The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) is a consortium that has grown to include 63 universities and research institutions from the United States, Latin America and Australia. OTS was founded in 1963 to provide leadership in education, research and the responsible use of natural resources in the tropics. To address this mission, OTS conducts graduate and undergraduate education, facilitates research, participates in tropical forest conservation, maintains three biological stations in Costa Rica and conducts environmental education programs. Since its founding, OTS has offered over 200 graduate-level courses in the natural sciences and can count more than 3,600 graduate students and professionals as alumni.
Changing Lives One Word At A Time
Literacy Action was created in 1968 with a vision to build a society where parents are able to help their children with homework, workers are prepared to enter the job market and succeed, and families can use education to leverage themselves out of poverty and become self-sufficient. Today, Literacy Action is the largest community-based literacy agency in Georgia, where professional adult-education teachers provide the full continuum of courses needed by low-income, undereducated adults. Our mission is to build better futures for undereducated adults by teaching life, literacy and work skills that empower them to reach their highest potential.
Supporting innovation in education.
The Louisiana Resource Center for Educators (LRCE) is dedicated to supporting innovation in education for students, teachers, administrators, higher education and families. Every child in Louisiana will have an optimal educational experience, regardless of age, race, or ethnic background. This means that every child will have a teacher and school equipped to meet the changing needs of students -- educationally, emotionally and psychologically. LRCE provides educational solutions in two areas: Support Solutions and Certification Solutions. LRCE offers multi-faceted programs and services for public, private, parochial, charter, home school sectors and families.
Business smart. Community focused.
TechBridge® is a nonprofit that drives community impact by bringing affordable technology & business expertise to other nonprofits. Since 2000, we've been providing IT consulting and services to thousands of nonprofits in all 50 states and in seven countries—helping them harness the productivity gains long since enjoyed by the corporate sector, by connecting the needs of nonprofits with the skills and financial resources of the technology community. We focus on technology enabling nonprofits that are on the frontline of alleviating the causes of poverty—lack of access to shelter, food, employment, education, healthcare, and financial literacy—to expand the impact of their mission for the millions of men, women and children that are experiencing poverty.
Motivating young women to prepare for a business career
Forté Foundation is a non-profit consortium of leading companies and top business schools working together to launch women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education, opportunities, and a community of successful women. Forté was founded in 2001 in response to a landmark research study, "Women and the MBA: Gateway to Opportunity," which explored several key myths and misperceptions about business careers and why fewer women attend schools of business than schools of medicine or law. Women have been in mainstream business for over 30 years, but still make up less than 17% of corporate board members in America's 500 largest companies.
Transforming Public Education
At Public Education Foundation (PEF), we believe there's nothing more important to our community's future than strengthening our public schools. For almost twenty-five years, PEF has provided training, research and resources to teachers, principals and schools in Hamilton County and surrounding areas. Our initiatives give each student access to quality teachers and leaders and, in particular, provide support for reading and writing. Our mission is simple: we want to increase student achievement so all students succeed in learning and in life.
Champions for learning
The Education Foundation of Collier County, founded in 1990, is an independent organization whose purpose is to enhance learning for Collier County children and their teachers by engaging community support. Having begun with just a single program, The Education Foundation's initiatives have evolved to support recruitment, retention, and recognition of excellent teachers and principals, and programs designed for individual student success- all within a larger community-wide framework to support education.
Opening a world of opportunity
In recognition of the severe impoverishment of single-parent families in Arkansas, the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF) was established in 1990. Modeled on successful incentive scholarship funds in two northwest Arkansas counties, the goal of the ASPSF is to assist low-income single parents to complete their post-secondary education in preparation for skilled employment. Our strategy is to work at the county level to organize affiliate scholarship funds operated by local residents and provide on-site assistance with all phases of affiliate development.
Advancing Geophysics Today – Inspiring Geoscientists for Tomorrow
The SEG Foundation advances geophysics today and inspires geoscientists for tomorrow through funding innovative activities and grant programs that benefit geophysicists, their professional community, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and the general public. The SEG community is facing two great challenges: the first is advancing geophysics today by promoting technical innovation and providing professional support to an increasingly global community of members; the second is attracting and inspiring young geoscientists to meet society's needs tomorrow for leading edge geophysics in an even more resource hungry and environmentally concerned world.
Supporting the goals and programs of the Geological Society of America
The Geological Society of America Foundation (GSAF) was created in December of 1980 for the purpose of securing funds for activities and programs of the Geological Society of America (GSA or Society). The GSAF staff and a volunteer Board of Trustees seek and accept supporting gifts and donations of cash and other instruments in support of GSA's greatest needs which, at present, include: Research Grants, Mentor Programs, Congressional Science Fellow, GeoCorps, Field Forums and Education and Outreach Programs.
Moving Ideas into Action
Based in Napa, On The Move (OTM) was founded in 2004 with a mission to develop and sustain young people as leaders by building exceptional programs that challenge inequities in their communities. Working for over 12 years to expand throughout the Bay Area, OTM has implemented programs and initiatives that develop the next generations of community leaders who reflect the diversity of the communities in which they live and work. In partnership with local communities OTM has explored innovative approaches to closing the achievement gap for children of color, transforming outcomes for former foster youth, promoting health and wellness across communities, and building strong, engaged families.
A museum of living history
For more than 50 years, the Academy of Achievement has sparked the imagination of students across America and around the globe by bringing them into direct personal contact with the greatest thinkers and achievers of the age. The annual International Achievement Summit has provided thousands of outstanding students with an unforgettable, life changing experience. Since 1961, these forums have allowed exceptional students to interact one-on-one with Nobel Prize-winners in the arts and sciences, world-renowned public servants, crusading journalists, intrepid explorers, revered humanitarians, world champion athletes, legendary figures of stage and screen, and countless others who represent the pinnacle of achievement in their respective fields.
Technology transforms the world & women transform technology
The Anita Borg Institute (ABI) seeks to increase the impact of women on all aspects of technology, and increase the positive impact of technology on the world's women. Since 1997, ABI has developed tools and programs designed to help industry, academia and government recruit, retain and develop women technology leaders. By providing inclusive platforms designed to ensure women's voices, ideas and spirits will result in higher levels of technical innovation, ABI delivers programs that are changing the world for women and for technology.
Education For Employment's (EFE) mission is to create economic opportunity for unemployed youth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by providing world-class professional and technical training that leads directly to jobs and entrepreneurship support. EFE is an affiliated network of locally-run non-profit organizations in MENA that provides youth with training in vocational and professional skills in high demand by the local labor market, and connects graduates to jobs. To promote job creation and an alternative pathway to economic opportunity, youth entrepreneurship programs are also being piloted. Graduates of our programs have access to the EFE alumni network, which offers opportunities for continuing professional development, civic engagement and leadership, mentoring, networking, and international exchange. To broaden its impact for systemic change, we work with governments and public educational institutions to implement youth employability programs. The EFE Network is comprised of locally-run affiliates in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia and Yemen, and a presence in the Gulf, and support organizations in Spain and the United States that support the regional affiliates.
Promoting the professionalization of anthropology and the recognition of Southwestern Native American arts and artists
SAR supports innovative research and public education through seminars, lectures, and residential fellowships focused on the comparative, historically informed study of human societies; promotes Indigenous creativity through artist residencies; and stewards one of the world's finest research collections of Southwest Native American art.
Job training that works!
JobTrain, formerly OICW, is an educational and training institution that also offers career counseling and job placement services to our graduates. We help our clients launch new careers and break out of the community's existing cycle of poverty, low education levels, homelessness, drugs, crime, and prison. Through each student's personal and professional growth, JobTrain is creating a new and positive model for other members of the community.
Training tomorrow's leaders
Coro is an organization started in San Francisco in 1942 by W. Donald Fletcher, an attorney, and Van Duyn Dodge, an investment counselor, to train young veterans in the leadership skills necessary to assure that our democratic system of government could more effectively meet the needs of its citizens.
We grow leaders who make a difference
The California Agricultural Leadership Foundation is committed to leadership training and transformational learning experiences in partnership with four California universities. We support the California Agricultural Leadership Program, which enhances the long-term viability of California agriculture through leadership development. Each year, up to 60 fellows study business, government, economics, and urban affairs in a two-year that contains both domestic and internationally based seminars. We also support the Washington, D.C. Educational Fellowship Program (or D.C. Exchange), hosted by the Ag Leadership Alumni Council. It educates D.C.-based decision makers about current issues and complex challenges facing California's farmers and ranchers.