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Founded
1993
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Share the power of a wish
The Maine Chapter of Make-A-Wish opened in 1992. Founded by Wayne and Caroline Morong, in Camden, the Maine chapter has grown to serve children in each of Maine's 16 counties. The Maine chapter has granted over 1,300 wishes. This year, the organization expects to grant the greatest wish of over 70 seriously ill Maine children, which is an average of one wish every five days.
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2010
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Changing the face of medicine
National Medical Fellowships' (NMF) mission is to provide scholarships for underrepresented minorities in medicine. Our primary goal is to achieve equity of opportunity in medicine and equity of access to quality healthcare for all groups in American society by increasing the number of minority physicians and changing the face of medicine to better reflect-and serve our diverse nation. NMF programs fund need-based and merit scholarships during the first years of medical study and experience-based opportunities for more senior students, increasing the number of culturally competent providers and addressing some of the cultural barriers that ultimately contribute to disparities. Since 1946, National Medical Fellowships has awarded over $39 million to more than 28,000 recipients.
Founded
1969
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Providing, promoting, and protecting access to reproductive health care and sexuality education
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) is the largest reproductive health care and sexuality education provider and advocate in northern New England. PPNNE was founded in 1965 and has 21 health centers across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. In 2015 , PPNNE served approximately 40,000 patients, and subsidized $7.4 million in services for people who can't afford the full cost of their care. We work to provide, promote, and protect access to reproductive health care and sexuality education so that all people can make voluntary choices about their reproductive and sexual health.
Founded
1998
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Tiny
CfR provides healing retreats at no cost to women of any age and at any stage of breast cancer treatment or recovery.
The mission of Casting for Recovery® (CfR) is to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. The retreats offer opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life and experience healing connections with other women and nature. CfR's retreats are open to breast cancer survivors of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery, and are free to participants. On a physical level, the gentle, rhythmic motion of fly casting is similar to exercises often prescribed after surgery or radiation to promote soft tissue stretching. On an emotional level, women are given the opportunity to experience a new activity in a safe environment amongst a supportive group of peers. The retreats also provide resources to help address quality of life issues after a breast cancer diagnosis.
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2002
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Rigorous research. Bold ideas. Improving women's lives.
Ibis Reproductive Health is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to improve women's reproductive autonomy, choices, and health worldwide. Our core activity is clinical and social science research on issues receiving inadequate attention in other research settings and where gaps in the evidence exist. Our agenda is driven by women's priorities and focuses on increasing access to safe abortion, expanding contraceptive access and choices, and integrating HIV and comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services. We partner with advocates and other stakeholders who use our research to improve policies and delivery of services in countries around the world.
Founded
1980
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Protect and promote sexual and reproductive health and freedom
The mission of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts is to protect and promote sexual and reproductive health and freedom of choice by providing clinical services, education and advocacy. Our vision is that sexual health is essential to every person's well-being. At Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, we envision a future where sexual health is a personal and public health priority. We are working to normalize sexual health through our education programs and a public awareness campaign designed to get people talking about what sexual health is, what it means to be sexually healthy, and the changes we need to improve sexual health in our culture.
Founded
1992
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Working to directly improve the health, education, and well-being of children and families in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts
The Mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts is to create, identify and support programs that directly improve the health, education and well-being of children and families in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, including operating its cornerstone programs, the Ronald McDonald House of New Haven Connecticut and the Ronald McDonald House of Springfield Massachusetts. Our Vision is to improve the lives of children through assessing the unmet health and education needs of the communities we serve and supporting relevant and sustainable programs throughout Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.
Founded
2008
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Coordinating free flights so children and adults can access medical care that is not readily available to them since 199
Founded in 1996, Angel Flight Northeast coordinates free flights so children and adults can access medical care for as long and as often as needed. We are a volunteer corps of over 1,000 private pilots and Earth Angels who combine our love of flying with the spirit of grassroots volunteerism by flying patients and their families to the critical health care they need. We provide free air transportation in private aircrafts by volunteer pilots so that children and adults may access life-saving medical care free of charge. We are also a vital mode of transportation for organs, blood and for patients awaiting organ transplants. Since our founding, we have answered over 65,000 flight requests and have flown more than 13 million miles. This year marks a milestone year for Angel Flight NE as we celebrate our 20th year of service.
Founded
1997
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Because we all should have a say in decisions that affect our health
Community Catalyst, a national advocacy organization, has been giving consumers a voice in health care reform for more than a decade. We provide leadership and support to state and local consumer organizations, policymakers and foundations that are working to guarantee access to high-quality, affordable health care for everyone. Our contributions, which range from policy analysis and strategic assistance to managing national campaigns, enable consumer groups to provide leadership in the hard work of transforming the U.S. health care system. Since 1997, in states and communities across the country, we have been a catalyst for collaboration, innovation, and action in health care reform.
Founded
2002
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Providing a preferential option for the poor in healthcare
By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, Partners In Health strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair. We draw on the resources of the world's leading medical and academic institutions and on the lived experience of the world's poorest and sickest communities. At its root, our mission is both medical and moral. It is based on solidarity, rather than charity alone. When our patients are ill and have no access to care, our team of health professionals, scholars, and activists will do whatever it takes to make them well -- just as we would do if a member of our own families, or we ourselves, were ill.
Founded
2002
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Honoring the unique life and memories of every child fighting cancer
Founded in 2001 by the parents of a child with cancer, Flashes of Hope is a volunteer driven organization solely focused on children's cancer. Flashes of Hope's mission is to raise funds to accelerate a cure for children's cancer while honoring the unique life and memories of every child fighting cancer. With chapters in 55 cities, Flashes of Hope photographs more than 50% of the children annually diagnosed in the United States. In 2009, Flashes of Hope began funding research and has already raised millions of dollars through the Kick-program and other initiatives.
Founded
1958
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Protecting the fundamental right of all individuals to manage their own fertility and sexual health
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) was formed in 2009 with the merger of Planned Parenthood of Connecticut and Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island. PPSNE provides birth control, pregnancy testing, STD testing and treatment, and other essential services to nearly 70,000 patients each year. The mission of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England is to protect the fundamental right of all individuals to manage their own fertility and sexual health, and to ensure access to the services, education and information to realize that right.
Founded
1998
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Tiny
Funding Breast Cancer Research, Outreach and Education, Breast Surgery Fellowships
The mission of the Breast Cancer Alliance is to improve survival rates and quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer through better prevention, early detection, treatment and cure. To promote these goals, we invest in innovative research, breast surgery fellowships, regional education, dignified support and screening for the uninsured and underserved. Founded in March 1996 by Mary Waterman, have awarded over $17 million in grants since our founding.
Founded
2003
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Every Child Counts
To transform the lives of orphaned and impoverished children by providing hope and healing.
Founded
1978
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Empowering individuals to determine their own sexual health and reproductive futures
Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic (PPHP) works to empower individuals to determine their own sexual health and reproductive futures. PPHP's role is to provide exceptional health services, accurate information and education, and fearless advocacy for reproductive rights and justice. We believe it is the right and responsibility of every individual to make her/his own reproductive health decisions. We believe in universal and unfettered access to confidential, respectful, high-quality reproductive healthcare for all individuals, regardless of their economic status, age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, religion, or geographic location. We believe that all individuals deserve the opportunity to benefit from honest and accurate sexuality education.
Founded
1991
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Fighting illness with love
Chai Lifeline's mission is to bring joy and hope to seriously ill children and their families through year-round programs that offer social, emotional and financial support. Counseling, educational services, insurance advocacy, information and referrals, retreats, sibling programs, Big Brothers and Sisters, and recreational activities help the entire family cope with the daily challenges of living with illness. Hot meals, transportation assistance, patient navigation, and ongoing emotional support when children are in the midst of medical crises counter the isolation felt by families when children are ill. The organization is a leader in the field of illness camping. Its two overnight camps offer 450 children and teens with life-threatening illnesses, chronic conditions, and disabilities a summer filled with experiences and friendships that build confidence and skills as they motivate campers to fight the devastating effects of illness.
Founded
1994
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Supporting the cystic fibrosis community
The Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF) is a dynamic partnership of leaders in the medical and business communities joining with a committed core of volunteers to heighten awareness, education and the quality of life for those affected by cystic fibrosis, while providing financial support to research aimed at finding a cure. Boomer Esiason was a star NFL quarterback in 1993 when he learned his young son, Gunnar, was afflicted with the deadly disease cystic fibrosis. Boomer and his wife, Cheryl, are strongly committed to supporting the critical research needed to discover a cure for CF and to improving the quality of life for the 30,000 Americans living with the disease. BEF works to directly affect the lives of CF patients around the country through scholarships and transplant grants to aid families.
Founded
1994
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Tiny
Game changers in community wellness
The overarching long-term goal of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health is to reduce morbidity and mortality by improving health knowledge, facilitating behavior change and expanding access to care among the most vulnerable populations in urban areas. In 1992, Arthur Ashe established the Institute in partnership with SUNY Downstate intentionally, moved by the institution's long history of serving immigrants and low-income Brooklyn residents as well as staff and faculty's research. The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, located in multi-ethnic Brooklyn, collaborates with community members to design, incubate and replicate neighborhood-based interventions that address health conditions that disproportionately affect minorities.
Founded
2001
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Tiny
Every Woman
The United Breast Cancer Foundation's (UBCF) mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer. We aid in providing screening, treatment, after-care, educational material, patient and family assistance and information. UBCF provides grants to hospitals and community health centers to benefit patients and families coping with breast cancer. We strive to alleviate the stress and strain that cancer can cause to patients and families and to foster health and well-being through both traditional and holistic treatments by never denying anyone service regardless of age, race, gender or income.
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2003
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To create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children in the five county region we serve.
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southwest Florida's mission is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children in Southwest Florida. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida supports The Ronald McDonald House®, The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, Grants and Scholarship Programs.
Founded
1955
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Identifying individuals and families in need of Guardians of the Sick/Bikur Cholim's services and ensuring that their needs are met expeditiously
Founded in 1952, Guardians of the Sick, devoted to human wellness, builds upon the Biblical values of compassion and community service. It will continue to help hospital patients, the elderly, at-risk children and the disadvantaged, and to alleviate the peripheral burdens of adversity that devolve upon these families, thereby strengthening the fabric of life in our community, our State, and our Country. Guardians of the Sick, also known as Bikur Cholim Chesed Organization, was established and by Holocaust survivors with the mission to assist the sick and needy with financial assistance, emotional help and supportive services. Over the next five decades, the organization has metamorphosed into a comprehensive provider of a full range of social and supportive health services to families in the community who are in crisis or facing financial, health, or other challenges.
Founded
1935
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Improving health care for every New Yorker
United Hospital Fund works to build a more effective health care system for every New Yorker. An independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1879, we analyze public policy to inform decision-makers, find common ground among diverse stakeholders, and develop and support innovative programs that improve the quality, accessibility, affordability, and experience of patient care. Our top priority is building a health care system for New Yorkers that is affordable and accessible, provides a better patient experience and the highest quality of care, and achieves optimal outcomes, with a special concern for those most vulnerable.
Founded
1995
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Your trusted provider of health information and services
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is America's most trusted provider of reproductive health care. For more than 90 years, Planned Parenthood has promoted a commonsense approach to women's health and well-being, based on respect for each individual's right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning. PPFA works to provide trusted community healthcare; inform and educated the community; lead the reproductive health and rights movement; and advance global health. The heart of Planned Parenthood is in the local community. Our 94 unique, locally governed affiliates nationwide operate more than 850 health centers, which reflect the diverse needs of their communities.
Founded
1937
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At the heart of urban health since 1847
The New York Academy of Medicine advances solutions that promote the health and well-being of people in cities worldwide.Established in 1847, The New York Academy of Medicine continues to address the health challenges facing New York City and the world's rapidly growing urban populations. We accomplish this through our Institute for Urban Health, home of interdisciplinary research, evaluation, policy and program initiatives; our world class historical medical library and its public programming in history, the humanities, and the arts; and our Fellows program, a network of more than 2,000 experts elected by their peers from across the professions affecting health. Our current priorities are healthy aging, disease prevention, and eliminating health disparities.
Founded
1949
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Improving the health and well-being of children at Bellevue Hospital Center
Children of Bellevue (CoB) is a non-profit organization founded in 1949 to initiate, fund, and develop programs that improve the health and well-being of children at Bellevue Hospital Center. We are advocates for pediatric patients and their families, and are dedicated to alleviating the pain, loneliness, and fear that can accompany childhood hospitalization. We also seek to enhance early development and school-readiness in children at risk of falling behind due to family poverty.
Founded
1947
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Discovering the talent to discover the cure.
To accelerate breakthroughs, the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation provides today's best young scientists with funding to pursue innovative cancer research. We support emerging leaders who have great potential to achieve breakthroughs in how we diagnose, treat and prevent cancer. Our goals are to: Identify the best and brightest early career scientists in cancer research; Accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries into new diagnostic tools and treatments; Enable risk taking on bold new ideas. Since 1946, the Foundation has invested over $250 million in more than 3,350 of the best and brightest scientists in the nation.
Founded
1951
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Providing sexual and reproductive health services and education
Founded in 1916, Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) empowers individuals to make independent, informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive lives, we provide information and health care, and promote public policies that make those services available to all. Planning is power. Our ongoing bilingual Planning is Power campaign -- which positively promotes awareness about contraception -- underscores our commitment to prevention and proactive education. Likewise, our community and educational initiatives empower teens and adults to make informed and healthy decisions. At the same time, PPNYC works to protect the right of every woman to decide for herself when and whether to become a parent.
Founded
1978
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The house that love built
Founded in 1978, the Ronald McDonald House of New York provides temporary housing for pediatric cancer patients and their families. Here families find a strong, supportive and caring environment which encourages and nurtures the development of child-to-child and parent-to-parent support systems. Ronald McDonald House in New York City is the largest facility of its type in the world. The House can accommodate 83 families, and it is filled to capacity almost every night. The House's location in Manhattan, in close proximity to 12 major cancer treatment centers, draws children and families from across the country and the world, as well as from the metropolitan New York City area.
Founded
1982
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Providing medical services to the needy
Friends of Yad Sarah supports the largest voluntary organization in Israel, which provides a spectrum of free or nominal cost services designed to make life easier for sick, disabled and elderly people and their families. Yad Sarah's mission is to keep the ill and the elderly in their homes and out of institutions as long as possible. Yad Sarah's best-known service is the lending of medical and rehabilitative equipment on a short-term basis free of charge to anyone who needs it - from a stock over 250,000 items, from crutches and wheelchairs to oxygen concentrators and electronic monitors. We also provide services including: transportation and day care centers for the disabled, drop-in centers and minimum-charge dental clinics for the elderly, personal computerized emergency alarms, and guidance/exhibition centers which help disabled people choose assistive devices.
Founded
1983
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Providing comfort, counseling, and financial assistance to children with cancer & blood disorders.
The Tomorrows Children's Fund was founded by a group of committed parents to help their children and other like them with cancer and serious blood disorders. With the help of friends like you, today, TCF provides a warm, healthy and loving environment for children in treatment; a full scope of services to relieve families' emotional and financial stress; the very best possible medical care; and funding for research on these diseases. All of which confirms our belief that through hope, hard work and heartfelt generosity, extraordinary things are possible.
Founded
1984
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Commitment means caring.
Flatbush Volunteers of Hatzoloh has over 200 volunteers and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the communities of Flatbush, Midwood, Kensington, Marine Park, Madison, Sheepshead Bay and Brighton Beach. We respond to over 15,000 calls annually. We provide a high level of pre-hospital lifesaving treatment and transport free of charge to anyone who calls, regardless of race, religion, or ethnicity. Every one of the 200+ Flatbush Hatzoloh rescue workers, including Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics, Doctors, and Dispatchers is a volunteer. Hatzoloh members must complete rigorous N.Y.S. Department of Health training programs in emergency medical care, and must be re-certified by New York State every three years.
Founded
1994
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Getting Medicare right
The Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives. Since 1989, we've been helping people with Medicare understand their rights and benefits, navigate the Medicare system and secure the quality care they deserve. We're the largest and most reliable independent source of Medicare information and assistance in the United States.
Founded
1998
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Cancer support for the whole family, the whole time
The mission of Gilda's Club is to create welcoming communities of free support for everyone living with cancer - men, women, teens and children - along with their families and friends. Our innovative program is an essential complement to medical care, providing networking and support groups, workshops, education and social activities. Gilda's Club Westchester focuses on the whole family -- children, teens, siblings, aunts, uncles, mothers, fathers, grandparents and extended family and friends. Anyone touched by cancer -- any type of cancer -- is welcome to walk through our red doors in search of support, information and camaraderie.
Founded
1999
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Living with cancer? Come as you are.
Gilda's Club New York City's (GCNYC) mission is to support, educate and empower cancer patients and their families to help them learn to live with a cancer diagnosis-no matter what the outcome. Our comprehensive program for cancer support includes support and networking groups, educational lectures and workshops, and social activities. We also provide Noogieland and Camp Sparkle programs for children (4-12 years old) and a Teens Connect support group for teenagers (13-17 years old). GCNYC was named for Gilda Radner, the brilliant comedian and one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live. She learned to live with cancer with help from a support community she joined in California, where she felt she could express what she was really feeling. It was her dream that anyone touched by cancer would be able to receive the kind of emotional and social support that she had found.
Founded
2003
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Providing services to the uninsured and underserved in East Central Iowa
Founded in 2004, Community Health Free Clinic provides a full range of medical, dental, pharmacy and social services to the uninsured and under-served in East Central Iowa through model Community Partnerships. It is a volunteer-staffed organization that returns $12 of patient services for every dollar spent.
Founded
2005
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Tiny
We're Here for You!
The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation was established in 2004, in loving memory of Gloria Gemma, a wife and mother-of-nine who lost her courageous fight in 2002. This devout woman instilled in her children strong family values and the importance of helping others in need. Our mission is, to celebrate and nurture life in our local community before, during and after a breast cancer diagnosis by providing education, access to wellness resources and support programs to all those touched by cancer. The Foundation has a family atmosphere where hugs are plentiful and emotions are never judged. We are here to help all people who are living with breast cancer, which includes patients, survivors, family members, and friends. We want you to know that you are not alone. We're here for you!
Founded
1953
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Research. Care. Cure.
The Children's Cancer and Blood Foundation (CCBF), through its support of the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at the New York - Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center, has created a standard of excellence in the treatment of children with chronic, life-threatening blood disorders since 1952. Children and their families receive the most advanced, comprehensive care provided by a team of pediatric specialists in an atmosphere of compassion, hope and wellness. Since our founding, CCBF funding has helped revolutionize the treatment of children suffering from cancers and childhood blood disorders.
Founded
1960
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Funding Research to Optimize Movement and Health
The mission of the Foundation for Physical Therapy is to fund and publicize physical therapy research that determines the scientific basis and value of services intended to optimize physical functioning by physical therapists, and to develop the next generation of researchers. The vision of the Foundation for Physical Therapy is to change the face of healthcare by providing a society that thrives on mobility with the innovative research needed to optimize physical functioning.
Founded
1983
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A children's charity
Founded in 1978, Friends of Karen provides vital, practical and comprehensive support, at no cost, to families caring for a child with a life-threatening illness. Friends of Karen achieves its mission by providing direct financial assistance with medical care, illness-related expenses and household expenses that families cannot afford due to loss of income as a result of their child's illness; serving as an advocate for the sick child and her/his family with government and private agencies; providing a Sibling Support Specialist to help youngsters better understand and cope with their sister's/brother's illness; investigating resources available to the child and his/her family; offering bereavement support for parents who have lost a child and for siblings who have lost a brother or sister; assisting families through the difficult maze of health insurance; and acting as a referral source and providing guidance to families with ill children outside our guidelines.
Founded
1992
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Share the power of a wish
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Make-A-Wish Northeast New York was incorporated in 1987 and currently serves the 15 counties that comprise the 518 area code. We currently have a network of over 250 volunteers who help grant the wishes of children with a life-threatening medical condition. The chapter grants nearly 100 wishes each year and has granted more than 1,400 wishes since it was founded.
Founded
1937
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Education for today. Research for tomorrow.
Founded in 1977, Will Rogers Institute's mission is to perpetuate the memory of Will Rogers by promoting and engaging in medical research pertaining to cardio-pulmonary diseases and educating the general public on pulmonary health. Most of the Will Rogers Institute-sponsored research is conducted at our research hospitals: Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, USC, and UCLA. The Institute also sponsors research fellowships in lung diseases at universities and medical centers throughout the U.S., thereby helping to train future leaders of lung research to serve our children and future generations. As of 2002, we also have the Pioneers Assistance Fund which provides financial assistance for members of the motion picture industry (exhibition, distribution, trade services) who are facing an illness or life changing event. The Brave Beginnings program was created in 2015 to provide neonatal ventilator equipment to hospitals across the country to make sure premature babies survive and thrive.
Founded
1968
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A leader in reproductive healthcare, rights, and education in Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Tompkins Counties in New York.
Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes is a nonprofit family planning agency that provides high-quality, affordable reproductive and sexual health care for people across our region. Many of our patients have no other health care available to them. PPSFL promotes sexual and reproductive health by providing exceptional services, honest education, and fearless advocacy. We believe that all people have the right to reproductive and sexual health care that is high quality, affordable, accessible, compassionate, and nonjudgmental. We believe that sexuality is central to being fully human and that all people have the right and the capacity to make informed, responsible decisions for themselves about sex and reproduction. We believe that people make the most responsible and healthy sexual decisions when they are supported by health care and sexuality education that is positive and not driven by fear.
Founded
1997
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A home away from home
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester reaches out to the community to promote the health and well-being of children and their families by providing a home away from home for families whose children are receiving medical treatment at area medical facilities. Families are stronger when they are together, and their presence helps a sick child heal faster and cope better. While Ronald McDonald House Charities® cannot make medicine taste better or take away painful treatments, we can help lessen the burden and ensure families have the stability and resources to keep their child healthy and happy. Last year, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester, NY, supported more than 900 families and children, all because of the love and generous donations of our donors and volunteers.
Founded
2003
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Helping first-time parents succeed
Nurse-Family Partnership empowers first-time moms living in poverty to successfully change their lives and the lives of their children through evidence-based nurse home visiting. Nurse-Family Partnership is a community health program that truly changes lives for generations to come. Through ongoing home visits from registered nurses, low-income, first-time moms receive the care and support they need to have a healthy pregnancy, provide responsible and competent care for their children, and become more economically self-sufficient. From pregnancy until the child turns two years old, Nurse-Family Partnership Nurse Home Visitors form a much-needed, trusting relationship with the first-time moms, instilling confidence and empowering them to achieve a better life for their children and themselves. An evidence-based community health program, Nurse-Family Partnership's outcomes include long-term family improvements in health, education, and economic self-sufficiency.
Founded
2005
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When health insurance is not enough
The HealthWell Foundation provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to cover coinsurance, copayments, health care premiums and deductibles for certain medications and therapies. If you've been prescribed a medication and your insurance company covers it, but you still cannot afford the coinsurance or copayment required, we may be able to help you by paying for part of your costs associated with the medication. Also, if you are eligible for health insurance, but cannot afford the insurance premium, we may be able to help with your insurance premium.
Founded
2004
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A program for youth with precious little time to lose
Catch-A-Dream is a national foundation that provides once-in-a-lifetime dream hunting and fishing trips to children across the United States and Canada, age 18 and younger, who suffer from life-threatening illnesses. Through these adventures, and exposure to outdoors-minded people who care, the program instills in these children a message of encouragement at a time when they need to know that hope does indeed exist. Catch-A-Dream's singular purpose is to provide consumptive use outdoor experiences to fill the “gap” created when the Make-A-Wish Foundation established national policy that precludes granting a child a wish that involves hunting or use of “…firearms, hunting bows, or other hunting or sport-shooting equipment.”
Founded
2005
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The Center for Courageous Kids mission is instilling inspiration and empowerment while enhancing the lives of children with serious illnesses. We have nine separate week-long summer camps where we can serve up to 128 children per week. We also have Family Retreats during the year with each weekend retreat serving up to 30 families and each day retreat serving up to 60 families. The Family Retreats allow the child and their family to attend camp together. Each week of summer camp and family retreat is designated for a specific illness or disability. We never charge any child or family who attends camp.
Founded
2007
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Developing new drugs for patients suffering from the most neglected communicable diseases
The mission of Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative North America (DNDi NA) is to develop new drugs, or new formulations of existing drugs, for patients suffering from the most neglected communicable diseases. Acting in the public interest, DNDi bridges existing R&D gaps in essential drugs for these diseases by initiating and coordinating drug R&D projects in collaboration with the international research community, the public sector, the pharmaceutical industry, and other relevant partners. DNDi's primary focus has been the development of drugs for the most neglected diseases, such as human African trypanosomiasis (HAT, or sleeping sickness), visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar), and Chagas disease, while considering engagement in R&D projects for other neglected diseases or development of diagnostics and/or vaccines to address unmet needs that others are unable or unwilling to address.
Founded
1975
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Supporting Deborah Heart and Lung Center
Created in 1974, Deborah Hospital Foundation's mission is to: provide substantial funding to support the highest quality of patient care by Deborah Heart and Lung Center; to provide for treatment of children with congenital heart disease in the United States and around the world; and to provide for clinical research for cardiac and pulmonary disease by fostering and maintaining the Foundation's grassroots volunteer movement, its alliances with corporations, labor organizations, service organizations, foundations and others and by its initiation and enhancement of planned giving programs and other fundraising activities.
Founded
1982
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Working every day to support the future of health care.
Established in 1981, The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Foundation raises funds to support program and facility needs at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, one of the nation's leading academic health centers. Since its incorporation, millions of dollars have been contributed to support such programs as The Heart Center of New Jersey, The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, nursing research and scholarship, the medical and surgical oncology services and various capital construction and equipment projects.
Founded
1983
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Home away from home
When you are far from home, your child is in the hospital, and you have not had anything to eat the entire day, except for a vending machine, the last thought you should worry about is where am I going to stay tonight. Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey (SNJ) strives to support these families with a safe haven from the hospital halls. Ronald McDonald House of SNJ opened on 6th Street in Camden in 1983. Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey has served as a "home-away-from-home," for over 17,000 families whose children are being treated at nearby hospitals for critical illness or traumatic injuries. We enable over 800 families a year to focus on helping their children heal.
Founded
1985
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Share the power of a wish
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. We have granted over 7,000 wishes since our inception in 1983. No child should ever have to endure the struggle and pain that come with battling a life-threatening illness. Giving back to these children, what their illness has taken away - laughter, strength, hope and joy, is our sole purpose at the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey. The New Jersey Chapter serves the entire state of New Jersey.
Founded
1985
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Providing a home-away-from-home
David's House provides a home-away-from-home and support for families with children receiving treatment through Children's Hospital at Dartmouth at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. David's House is the dream of a young boy named David Cyr, who passed away from leukemia in 1984 at the age of five. Accommodations are provided for families with ill or injured children ages 18 and under. Families of children with cancer, cystic fibrosis or spina bifida are priority guests, but other families are accommodated to the best of our ability. Our guest facilities include 15 bedrooms, nine bathrooms, four playrooms, two complete kitchens. David's House also accommodates day guests.
Founded
1986
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Medium
Share the power of a wish
The sole purpose of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. We want to provide children with the hope for better times, the strength for the tough times and the joy to experience the present. Make-A-Wish Connecticut has granted over 2,500 wishes since our founding in 1986.
Founded
1986
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Small
Share the power of a wish
Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Northern Delaware & Susquehanna Valley grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Children over the age of 2½, and under the age of 18, must be referred to Make-A-Wish and determined to be medically eligible for a wish by their physician. The child's treating physician makes the final determination of whether a child's medical condition qualifies him or her for a wish. All wish expenses are fully covered, including any travel and spending money when appropriate. Our objective is to create a memorable wish experience for both the child and family that is not clouded by financial considerations.
Founded
1993
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Large
Share the power of a wish
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island grants wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions between the ages of 2½ and 18 to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Every year, approximately 500 Massachusetts and Rhode Island children are newly diagnosed with a serious illness and newly eligible for a wish. Our ultimate goal is to grant wishes for every medically eligible child in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The joy began in 1987, when the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island fulfilled its very first wish. Since that first inspired wish, we have served over 4,000 seriously ill children throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and State of Rhode Island. We have grown from granting a single wish in our first year to serving over 309 children annually.
Founded
2007
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Medium
Providing stability and resources to children and families
Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Tri-State Area provides needed stability and resources to children and their families by providing the following core programs to our community:- College scholarships to needing and deserving students helps to ensure that eligible students have access to a college education.- Community grants to organizations serving children in the areas of medicine, crisis intervention, social and civic services, education, and the arts help to change children's lives for the better.We also generously support the following programs in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut Tri-State area:- 5 Ronald McDonald Houses, which are "homes away from home" allowing families to stay close to their seriously ill, hospitalized children.- 3 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, which serve as places for families to rest and regroup right at the hospital, just steps away from their sick children.
Founded
1997
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Tiny
Ensuring Every Adolescent Safe Passage To Adulthood
HiTops is a health education and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring every adolescent safe passage to adulthood by providing comprehensive sexuality education and promoting healthy relationships and supportive connections. HiTops' desired outcomes are: 1. Reduced rates of HIV, STIs and unplanned pregnancies; 2. Reduced rates of intimate partner violence, including sexual assault and dating violence; 3. Reduced incidences of self-harm, physical assault, harassment and bullying with particular attention to LGBTQ+ youth; and 4. Healthy, supportive peer and adult connections.Founded by nurse practitioners and health educators, HiTops' collective expertise is in providing medically accurate, age-appropriate, prevention and risk reduction education to youth. HiTops has 27 years of experience promoting best practices in adolescent health for reducing risks and promoting positive youth development.
Founded
1998
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Small
Global telemedicine & teaching network
Founded in 1999, the mission of Medical Missions for Children (MMC) is to help the world's critically ill children by: providing medical diagnoses and treatment via telemedicine to children and mothers in underserved communities around the world; facilitating medical knowledge transfer from those who have it to those who need it; and supporting applied medical research utilizing our state-of-the-art communications infrastructure. MMC has provided diagnostic consultations to almost 25,000 children using the talents of more than 600 physicians from 27 tier-one mentoring hospitals.
Founded
1951
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Large
Protecting and enhancing reproductive freedom
Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania believes that every child should be a wanted child. Then women and men can achieve the self-determination that makes families and societies strong. It is therefore PPSP's mission to protect and enhance reproductive freedom, to increase access to reproductive health services and information, and to promote sexual health. PPSP is composed of a diverse team of pro-choice women and men who, on a daily basis, provide high-quality sexual health care, offer expert sexuality education, and promote effective advocacy to protect our right to reproductive choice. We offer personal, affordable medical services and education programs, and help to shape public policy at the local, state and federal levels.
Founded
1980
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Tiny
Help and hope for families with seriously ill children
The Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund advocates for families with seriously ill, physically and cognitively challenged, or severely injured children nationwide through information and education. We provide financial assistance for needs not covered by insurance to families whose children are living in or cared for in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Delaware. Families in crisis are referred to us by an extensive network of social workers, case managers, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals in hospitals, medical facilities, social service agencies, and treatment centers. We have assisted more than 23,000 families since our founding in 1976. Our programs help strengthen families, improve their quality of life, and promote self-sufficiency.
Founded
1994
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Large
Connecting people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), founded in 1991, is a national nonprofit organization that provides information and support to individuals diagnosed with breast cancer and their caregivers. LBBC addresses the current needs of people impacted by breast cancer, whether they are newly diagnosed, in treatment, recovery, living with a history of breast cancer or managing a metastatic form of the disease. Resources are developed in collaboration with the nation's leading oncologists, health professionals and related organizations and are delivered by people who understand the physical and emotional complexities of breast cancer. LBBC offers its communications in a variety of printed and digital formats, as well as in person and through its toll-free Breast Cancer Helpline.
Founded
1997
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Giant
Your best resource in the fight against cancer
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), an alliance of 26 of the world's leading cancer centers, is devoted to patient care, research, and education, is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system. As the arbiter of high-quality cancer care, NCCN promotes the importance of continuous quality improvement and recognizes the significance of creating clinical practice guidelines appropriate for use by patients, clinicians, and other health care decision-makers.
Founded
1998
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Large
Providing healthcare, hope and healing
First opening it's doors to patients in 1998, Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) is a community-based, volunteer organization providing primary medical and dental care to low income people in Chester County without insurance, enabling them to continue to be contributing members of the community. The program is designed to provide services for those individuals whose income is at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty guidelines and are not eligible for Medical Assistance, Medicare, VA benefits or the Children's Health Insurance Program. CVIM welcomes clients without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, handicap, or ability to pay for health care services.
Founded
1945
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Small
Helping children with disabilities
Variety builds independence and self-confidence in children and youth with disabilities by engaging them in recreational, social and educational enrichment activities, while connecting families to resources.Variety the Children's Charity of Greater Philadelphia has been serving children with disabilities since 1935. Our programs and services are designed to best address the children's social, educational, and recreational needs without regards to economic status, race, creed, gender, or type of disability. Variety serves children between birth and 21 with temporary and/or permanent disabilities resulting from injury, illness, or congenital conditions.
Founded
1974
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Medium
Helping People Act Responsibly, Stay Healthy, and Plan for Strong Families
The National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA), founded in 1971, is a membership organization established to ensure access to voluntary, comprehensive, and culturally sensitive family planning and reproductive health care services and to support reproductive freedom for all. NFPRHA advocates on a range of issues related to family planning and sexual health, including: protecting Title X funding, health care reform, contraceptive coverage, sexuality education, STD and HIV prevention, and abortion care.
Founded
1942
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Medium
Serving the reproductive health care needs of individuals and families
For over 80 years, Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania (PPWP) has served the reproductive health care needs of individuals and families in western Pennsylvania. Throughout our history we have taken a leadership role in providing reproductive health care services to individuals and families. These services are offered to anyone - regardless of income level or insurance status. This life saving work includes gynecological care, cancer screening, STI screening and treatments and offering a variety of birth control methods to meet the needs of the individual.
Founded
1997
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Large
A Home Away from Home
The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Pittsburgh provides temporary housing to families who must travel to the Pittsburgh area to get life-saving medical care for their children. Our goal is to provide a “home away from home” during one of the most difficult times in their lives. By providing the necessities of home, families can focus solely on the well-being of their sick child. RMHC of Pittsburgh has also partnered with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh to provide the Care Mobile, a 40-foot vehicle designed and built specifically for the delivery of pediatric health care. The state of the art vehicle brings vital medical services to underserved communities in Western Pennsylvania.
Founded
2003
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Giant
Improving lives of patients
Caring Voice Coalition empowers patients who live with a life threatening chronic disease through comprehensive outreach programs and services aimed at financial, emotional and educational support. In addition to financial assistance, Caring Voice Coalition provides health insurance counseling, Social Security Disability assistance, and patient support programs for insured or under-insured patients. With a steadfast dedication to the organization's set of core values, our knowledgeable, caring staff maintains our solid reputation as a dependable, responsive organization with a unique, holistic approach to improving the lives of our patients.
Founded
2004
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Large
Serving those who preserve our freedom
The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post-9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured service members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families. Semper Fi Fund helps defray the expenses incurred during hospitalization, rehabilitation and recovery; assists with the expenses associated with the purchase of specialized equipment, adaptive vehicles and home modifications; and educates the public about the special needs of our injured service members and their families. Our mission since our founding in 2004 has remained constant: to serve those who preserve our freedom.
Founded
2008
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Tiny
Providing year round camping programs to children and family members from across Arizona with chronic and life threatening illnesses
Camp Soaring Eagle provides year round, medically supervised camping programs to children and family members from across Arizona with chronic and life threatening illnesses. Camp is a great adventure, something healthy kids look forward to and a place they can experience new things and make new friends. Unfortunately, for children suffering from serious illnesses, their medical conditions make a traditional camp experience out of the question, and that's where Camp Soaring Eagle comes in. Nestled in the mountains of Northern Arizona, our 26-acre facility makes the perfect get-a-way from the everyday pressures that seriously ill children face on a daily basis.
Founded
2008
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Medium
Making Rett History
RSRT was launched in 2008 to drive research toward a cure for Rett Syndrome and related MECP2 disorders. Our mission is urgent: 15,000 girls and women in the US and 350,000 globally live with the agonizing symptoms of Rett Syndrome.RSRT funds more research than any other Rett organization in the U.S. and abroad. Since 2008, RSRT has awarded $35 million to research. 96% of every dollar donated to RSRT goes directly to our research program. As one of the few neurological disorders to show dramatic symptom reversal in mice, Rett Syndrome has attracted unprecedented interest from university and pharmaceutical scientists. Through innovative research and constant engagement with scientists, clinicians, industry, investors and affected families, RSRT is at the epicenter of this activity.We believe Rett can be cured, but time matters. A rigorous, coordinated, and agile research agenda will get us there as quickly as possible. Our ultimate goal is to become obsolete - by finding a cure.
Founded
2008
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Large
Positive Returns
The Bob Woodruff Family Foundation's mission is to ensure injured post-9/11 service members, veterans, and their families are thriving long after they return home. We find and fund innovative programs, with a special emphasis on the hidden injuries, in communities where veterans, their families, and caregivers live and work. We tackle the problems that can prevent our veterans from fulfilling their dreams for the next chapter of their lives. It is by connecting communities with the brave heroes returning to them, that we are best able to provide more than stopgap measures, but long-term solutions that take a holistic approach to recovery.
Founded
2003
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Small
Lead. Inform. Improve.
The Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO) serves as Ohio's nonpartisan, independent source for forecasting health trends, analyzing key health issues, and communicating current research to policymakers, state agencies and other decision-makers. Since its founding in 2003, HPIO has become the state's trusted source of information and leadership on health policy issues. In the past, Ohio decision makers often had to rely on data and analysis provided by interest groups with particular perspectives and agendas. HPIO's mission is to provide nonpartisan, unbiased research, analysis and communication that enables policymakers to make the most informed decisions possible on matters that affect the health of all Ohioans.
Founded
2004
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Medium
Empowering People for a Healthy Future
Founded in 1991, DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung) is an international development and advocacy organization. Our focus is on achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), which is fundamental to improving health and fighting poverty. DSW promotes advocacy dialogue and raise awareness of SRHR issues, and on the linkages between sustainable development, poverty, global health, environmental management, and demographic trends. In addition, we monitor and influence political decision-making in areas relating to SRHR. DSW is partner of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Founded
2006
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Tiny
Leave a legacy - share your life with others
We are a small group of concerned individuals whose lives have been touched in one way or another by the miracles of medicine. We aren't specialists in the science behind organ and tissue donation, but we are parents, siblings, children, friends. These relationships are what motivate us to talk to others about the gift of life: the gift of saving someone's life through organ and tissue donation. By considering organ and tissue donation, discussing the realities of what we want to have our last wish be, and asking our families to respect those decisions, we can all make a difference in the life of someone waiting for an organ or tissue donation.
Founded
1981
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Tiny
Building healthy marriages through the art of Natural Family Planning
The Couple to Couple League (CCL) is an international, interfaith organization dedicated to teaching natural family planning (NFP) to married and engaged couples. The Couple to Couple League was founded in 1971 for three purposes: to meet the need for a nationwide, independent, and organized way of delivering NFP services; to provide instruction in NFP that includes moral and religious values along with physiological and scientifically accurate information; and to train volunteer married couples to be proficient counselors and teachers in a 99% effective method of NFP, and at no cost to those who generously undertake this training.
Founded
1976
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Giant
Giving you the power to change lives
CAMC Foundation is the fund-raising organization for Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC), a regional medical center that is recognized for its excellence in medical services. The Foundation works with donors to secure current and future support for CAMC programs and services to improve the health of the people in West Virginia. Established in 1976, the Foundation supports and promotes the Charleston Area Medical Center's delivery of excellent and compassionate health services, and its contribution to the quality of life and economic vitality of the region. Gifts to the Foundation support the mission of CAMC to improve the health status of the communities it serves.
Founded
1983
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Medium
Providing a home away from home for families with children in hospitals far from home
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana provides a "home away from home" for families of children receiving healthcare at area medical facilities while also lending support to other organizations who aid children.
Founded
1983
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Tiny
We choose compassion
The mission of Life Centers is to affirm the value of life by providing a network of care to those experiencing pregnancy related decisions and by compassionately presenting biblical truth resulting in changed lives to the glory of God.
Founded
1998
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Giant
Strengthening the capacity of people to meet the challenges of global interdependence
The Clinton Foundation convenes businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for women and girls, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change.
Founded
2002
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Small
Transforming lives through the gift of mobility
Founded in 2001, Free Wheelchair Mission is a faith-based nonprofit dedicated to providing wheelchairs to individuals with physical challenges in the developing world. Headquartered in Irvine, CA, FWM works around the world in partnership with a vast network of humanitarian, faith-based and government organizations, sending wheelchairs to hundreds of thousands of individuals with disabilities who need a wheelchair, but can't afford one. We provide not only the gift of mobility, but of dignity, independence, and hope. Our mission is "to transform lives through the gift of mobility to the physically disabled poor in developing countries as motivated by Jesus Christ." Our vision is to provide 1.2 million wheelchairs by 2017.
Founded
2001
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Small
Advocating for sexual and reproductive health and rights
The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) works to ensure that the health and population policies of international institutions promote women's reproductive and sexual health. CHANGE advocates for increased funding of voluntary family planning programs and services, exposes the detrimental effects of funding restrictions through face-to-face meetings between policy makers and women from Africa, Latin America, and Asia and trains and mobilizes U.S. grassroots leaders to be a voice for change in U.S. foreign policy debates that affect sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Founded
1984
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Small
Share the power of a wish
Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1983, our chapter has granted more than 5,600 wishes for children in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Founded
1985
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Tiny
Share the power of a wish.
Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana grants the wishes of children battling life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. A wish helps recharge a child's fighting spirit and strengthen families. We are *not* a last wish organization - the vast majority of our children go on to lead rich, meaningful lives. Our national Wish Impact Study found that:- 89% of health care professionals said that a wish influences wish kids' physical health- 74% of parents said the wish marked a turning point in their child's fight against the illnessA wish is strong and powerful medicine. That's why more and more doctors are including a wish in their treatment routines.Make-A-Wish OKI is headquartered in Columbus, OH, with six regional offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Louisville, and Indianapolis, and Toledo. Our chapter has granted over 14,000 wishes since we were founded in 1983. Our vision is to grant the wish of every eligible child.
Founded
1989
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Medium
Promoting women's health at midlife and beyond.
Founded in 1989, The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is North America's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging. Its multidisciplinary membership of 2,000 leaders in the field - including clinical and basic science experts from medicine, nursing, sociology, psychology, nutrition, anthropology, epidemiology, pharmacy, and education - allows NAMS to be uniquely qualified to provide information that is both accurate and unbiased, not for or against any point of view.
Founded
1952
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Giant
Turning disabilities into possibilities
Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities was founded in 1943 as the Allen County Society for Crippled Children. The agency began as an educational program with volunteers teaching six children with special needs. Through the years, the agency and its program offerings grew, and a new facility was found to house both the budding children's program; as well as a new program for adults with disabilities. It is our mission to enhance the lives of all persons with physical disabilities and their families. Turnstone is committed to inclusion and diversity in its activities, programs, hiring practices, and volunteer utilization.
Founded
1993
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Tiny
Find yourself by finding H.I.M.
Since 1990, Hearts In Motion (H.I.M) has been involved in human services in Central America, recognized by politicians and other organizations as dependable, resourceful and compassionate. The mission of H.I.M is to provide care and medical treatment for children, families, and communities through its programs and sponsorships in the U.S., and Central and South America. H.I.M. also seeks to provide opportunities for individuals to participate in short-term mission experiences. The impact of the trip experience on each team member is at least as great as the impact on the lives of the people we touch.
Founded
1998
Size
Tiny
Expanding access to healthcare
Timmy Global Health expands access to healthcare and empowers students and volunteers to tackle today's most pressing global health challenges. To achieve this goal, Timmy sends medical service teams to support the work of international partner organizations, channels financial, medical, and human resources to community based health and development projects, and works to empower students at U.S. high schools and colleges to fundraise, advocate, and serve in an effort to fight health disparities at home and abroad.
Founded
2006
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Small
Measure Up to Better Health
MN Community Measurement (MNCM) works to accelerate the improvement of health by publicly reporting health care information. MNCM creates and refines measures and collects and reports health care data used to drive improvement in health care. Our focus on the triple aim of cost, quality and patient experience inspires us to bring individuals and organizations together to help our community continue to improve health and maximize value.
Founded
1942
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Small
Supporting your Health Strengthening our Communities
Since 1921, Community Nurse Health Center has served as a community healthcare center for residents of the western suburbs of Chicago, focusing on those who have limited access to care. They value patient dignity, community collaboration and prevention and wellness by delivering coordinated and integrated health care services and education To meet this mission, Community Nurse serves over 4400 low income children and adults, including those experiencing homelessness or unstable housing, by providing direct medical and dental care and health education such as medical preventive services, chronic disease management, prenatal and obstetrical care, and oral health treatments. Patient care includes a strong local network for specialty care, and the integration of behavioral health services with on-site psychiatry and counseling services. Community Nurse's vision is a healthy and productive community where all residents have access to quality healthcare
Founded
1948
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Giant
Illinois' most trusted provider of reproductive health care
Planned Parenthood of Illinois is the leader in providing and promoting compassionate comprehensive reproductive healthcare, education, and rights. We envision a world in which access to quality reproductive health care is available to all, delivered without judgment and with respect. We do this by:o Delivering patient-centered reproductive health care to the women, teens, and men of Illinoiso Bringing medically accurate, age appropriate comprehensive sex education to thousands of young people across Illinoiso Tracking, responding to, and introducing proactive legislation promoting equitable and affordable health care, build and participate in strategic coalitions, and engage those we serve in our advocacy efforts
Founded
1937
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Giant
Love to the rescue.
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a one-of-a-kind international health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to age 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment at no charge - regardless of financial need.
Founded
1977
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Giant
Improving the health and well being of children
Established in 1984, the mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. RMHC makes an immediate, positive impact on children's lives through our global network of Chapters in 52 countries and regions and through our three core programs: Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. We award grants to other nonprofit organizations that align with our mission to positively impact the health and well being of children. We are also committed to education. Local Chapters award thousands of scholarships each year through RMHC U.S. Scholarships to students entering college across the United States.
Founded
1982
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Tiny
Lovingly serving women for 30 years
Founded in 1981, CareNet Pregnancy Services of Dupage works to serve Jesus Christ by working to prevent unplanned pregnancies and by providing emotional support, spiritual counsel, and practical help to anyone dealing with the effects of an unplanned pregnancy. We work with young people, equipping them to make choices to avoid sexual activity and pregnancy, so that they can have the best future and fulfill their goals and dreams. We reach out to men and women who have an abortion in their past and are caught in a web of despair and grief. We seek to make an everlasting difference in the lives of women and their families by bringing them to saving faith.
Founded
1998
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Tiny
Advancing the commitment in the global battle against HIV/AIDS
The Physicians Association for AIDS Care (PAAC) was the precursor to the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC), which was incorporated in 1995 to represent HIV-treating physicians and allied healthcare professionals worldwide. Today, IAPAC is known as the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care -- a name change that took place on 1 December 2012 as formal acknowledgement of the contributions made by various cadres of professional and paraprofessional providers of HIV prevention, care, and treatment services. The mission of IAPAC is to craft and implement global educational and advocacy strategies to improve the quality of care provided to all people living with HIV/AIDS. IAPAC membership exceeds 17,000 clinicians and allied health professionals in over 100 countries.
Founded
1999
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Medium
Programs for kids with cancer
Children's Oncology Services, Inc. believes that a diagnosis of cancer should not prevent a child from experiencing the simple joys of childhood. Through our One Step programs, we offer camp experiences and other programs throughout the year that allow children with cancer to just be kids. Our programs offer fun, friendship and support in a safe and nurturing environment. Through the magic of childhood experiences, we help kids diagnosed with cancer reclaim their lives.
Founded
1999
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Small
Serving McHenry County, Illinois Since 1996
Founded in 1996, the Family Health Partnership Clinic works to improve the health status of the community and reduce the negative impact of poor access to care by providing a broad spectrum of services to the underserved with compassion and respect. We recognize that as a community, we are responsible for each other. We provide primary care services to uninsured and under-insured residents of McHenry County.
Founded
1967
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Giant
Devoted exclusively to nutrition and dietetics
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation (formerly the American Dietetic Association Foundation) was established in 1966 and is the only charitable organization devoted exclusively to promoting good nutrition. ANDF exists as the philanthropic arm of the American Dietetic Association (ADA). ANDF's mission is to fund the future of the dietetics profession through research and education. ANDF focuses on three initiatives: scholarships, Healthy Weight for Kids and food and nutrition research.
Founded
2016
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Tiny
Care for children with disabilities
The Detroit Institute for Children (DIC) has been providing specialized diagnostic, medical and rehabilitative care to children with disabilities since 1920; however, The DIC's legacy of caring for children with disabilities dates back to 1904. Our mission is to care for children with physical or developmental disabilities, neurological or behavioral special needs in a way that is positive, passionate, integrated and family-centered so that the children can maximize their potential within their families and the community. A comprehensive array of services and programs provide a continuum of care for children and young adults with physical, neurological or developmental disabilities.
Founded
1985
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Small
Share the power of a wish
Make-A-Wish Michigan grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since 1984, Make-A-Wish Michigan has granted wishes to more than 8,000 children. Wishes provide a respite for our wish kids and their families as they bravely face their health challenges. The majority of wishes fall into one of four categories: I wish to go, I wish to have, I wish to be and I wish to meet. Each eligible child must be between the ages of 2 1/2 and 18 years and live in Michigan. All wish requests are considered without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, financial status, or religious preference.
Founded
1985
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Small
Making Dreams Come True For Michigan Children with Life Threatening Illnesses
The Rainbow Connection is a local organization that focuses its efforts exclusively on Michigan children and their families. Founded in 1985 by L. Brooks Patterson in memory of his best friend and two children who died in a plane crash, The Rainbow Connection is a Michigan-based charity dedicated to making dreams come true for Michigan children with life threatening illnesses and providing emergency support services to these families. To date, The Rainbow Connection has granted over 3,200 wishes to children across Michigan suffering from life-threatening or terminal illnesses. From something as simple as a new computer to meeting the President of the United States at the White House, to the most requested wish of all, a trip to Disney World, The Rainbow Connection grants wishes throughout the year.
Founded
2002
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Tiny
To see a world transformed for life through Jesus Christ
The mission of LIFE International is to multiply Christ-centered, life-giving ministries wherever abortion exists or the sanctity of human life is diminished. Our purpose in this work is to see people receive new life in Christ and human lives fully restored to their God-given value. Our day-in and day-out focus is to equip, empower, and release leaders for life-giving ministry worldwide. We seek to equip the Church to bring a Gospel-centered, life-affirming message to the world and walk in her God-given authority to defend life and rescue those being led away to death (Proverbs 24:11).
Founded
1953
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Large
Providing reproductive health care, birth control, education, and advocacy
From its genesis in 1935, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPWI) has been a leader in providing reproductive health care, birth control, education, and the advocacy to help make all of this possible. While PPWI has delivered these services under different names and at various locations, our mission has remained essentially consistent. In fact, we have recommitted to reestablishing our important connections with our original supports, including religious communities and other private and government health care providers, as well as revitalizing our educational outreach programs statewide. Today's Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is physically present in 28 health centers across Wisconsin.
Founded
1983
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Giant
Home away from home
Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin is dedicated to easing the burden of families whose lives have been disrupted as a result of their child's illness or injury. We provide a home away from home. Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families of seriously ill or injured children. Since our doors opened in 1984, more than 33,000 families have called the Ronald McDonald House in Milwaukee home. In 2014 we completed a major expansion, so now we have 70 rooms available families. In 2015, we served 1,833 families for 15,447 nights. These families stayed an average of 8.4 days, but 46% had to stay longer than 1 month, some up to a year.
Founded
1985
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Giant
Supporting Children's Hospital and Health System member organizations
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation provides philanthropic support to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and its tax-exempt affiliates. The Foundation has advanced the Hospital's mission by securing endowment funds for a large number of programs and services related to pediatric patient care, education, research and advocacy for children. Our accomplishments include: helping to fund the creation of the Children's Hospital's child protection center and the child life program of education and play therapy for children; significant funding of the hospital's intensive care units' equipment; and funding for school-based health centers in Milwaukee schools.
Founded
1989
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Large
Share the power of a wish
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Wisconsin chapter was founded in 1984 and has granted more than 5,300 wishes since that time. The chapter covers the entire state of Wisconsin with the help of two regional offices in Appleton and Madison. Last year, the chapter granted 351 Wisconsin wishes. This year alone, more than 500 Wisconsin children will be diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition, and currently, more than 330 Wisconsin children are in the process of having their special wishes granted. According to a National Study, a wish come true helps children feel stronger, more energetic, more willing and able to battle their life-threatening medical conditions. For many of them it marks a turning point in the fight against their illness.
Founded
1994
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Medium
The house that love built.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison (RMHC-Madison) is dedicated to advancing the well-being and health of children. We provide a home away from home for families whose children (18 and under) are undergoing treatment at Madison area health care facilities. The House allows families to stay together during an often very difficult time. Through the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, we provide free dental services in south central Wisconsin and free medical and dental services in northern Illinois.
Founded
1996
Size
Tiny
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.
Founded
1998
Size
Medium
Helping Wisconsin women and their families reach their healthiest potential.
The Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation (WWHF) helps Wisconsin women and their families reach their healthiest potential. Our goals are: to reach all Wisconsin women with the information, opportunities and support they need to be healthy; to encourage women to become advocates for their own health; and to improve the overall quality of life for women and their families. We provide programs and conduct forums that focus on education, prevention and early detection; produce and distribute the most up-to-date educational and resource materials about women's health; and award grants and scholarships to women health researchers and related community non-profits.
Founded
1969
Size
Giant
Care. No Matter what.
Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota is the leading provider and protector of reproductive health in our region. We are a dynamic organization whose mission is grounded in mainstream values. Each year, nearly 70,000 people turn to Planned Parenthood as their local provider of confidential, affordable health care services and comprehensive sexuality education. We support women and men of all ages to make responsible choices and plan their futures. Our health care, education, and advocacy programs help women, men, and families make informed, responsible decisions about their personal health as well as the health of our communities.
Founded
1983
Size
Small
Share the power of a wish
Founded in 1982, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota's mission is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Fulfilling a child's wish provides a joyful and meaningful experience that benefits both the child and the family. During bleak times when these children and their families are facing surgeries, treatments, high medical bills and diminished spirits, a wish come true is often an essential ingredient to boost children's attitudes and emotional strength. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota has granted more than 3,000 wishes.
Founded
1995
Size
Medium
Improving sleep health and safety through education, public awareness, and advocacy
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) works to improve sleep health and safety through education, public awareness, and advocacy. Awareness programs include the National Sleep Awareness Council to foster sleep health safety coordination among health care organizations, as well as education brochures that are distributed to the public through participating sleep centers. The NSF also engages in ongoing advocacy efforts to educate policy makers about drowsy driving, sleep for kids, and the need for funding to advance research that expands our understanding of sleep disorders.
Founded
1994
Size
Small
Vaccination information for healthcare professionals
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational materials for health professionals and the public that enhance the delivery of safe and effective immunization services. The Coalition also facilitates communication about the safety, efficacy, and use of vaccines within the broad immunization community of patients, parents, health care organizations, and government health agencies.
Founded
1983
Size
Medium
A home away from home
Founded in 1985, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. RMHC of Eastern Iowa provides care and comfort to children and their families by supporting its cornerstone program, the 31-room "home away from home" Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City. RMHC of Eastern Iowa also supports not-for-profit children's programs and students making a difference in Eastern Iowa through its grants and scholarships program. The House, opened in 1985, has been a home away from home for over 71,000 family members from all 99 Iowa counties, all 50 states, and 60 foreign countries. Since opening, the House has grown in capacity from 15 rooms to the current capacity of 31 rooms following the House expansion in 1999. The Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City provides a place to stay while your child receives critical medical care at the hospitals and clinics in Iowa City.
Founded
1988
Size
Small
Share the power of a wish
Founded in 1985, The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa's mission is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Fulfilling a child's wish provides a joyful and meaningful experience that benefits both the child and the family. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa has granted more than 1,950 wishes. Nationally, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted nearly 165,000 wishes since 1980.
Founded
2002
Size
Medium
To amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier.
The mission of CaringBridge is to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier. CaringBridge is a global nonprofit social network dedicated to helping family and friends communicate with and support loved ones during a health journey. Through CaringBridge you can start a personal website to share important information quickly during any type of health event. Family and friends can stay informed without overwhelming you with endless phone calls, emails and text messages. Plus they can post messages, photos and videos of support and encouragement straight to your website. Thanks to the generosity of donors, personal CaringBridge websites are available to anyone, anywhere, cost free.Since 1997, more than 675,000 CaringBridge websites have been created. Combined, they have received 2.1 billion visits. In 2016, 27.2 million people visited CaringBridge to support their family and friends during a health journey.
Founded
1980
Size
Giant
Keeping families close
At Ronald McDonald House Charities, we strive to reduce the burden of childhood illness on children and their families. We provide temporary lodging in a home-like setting with private bedrooms, as well as dining, kitchen and recreational areas. Ronald McDonald House Charities serves families whose children are receiving care for a serious illness or injury at a Kansas City area hospital or treatment facility. Many of the children we serve are admitted to the hospital for: pediatric intensive care, burns, cardiac care, hematology, oncology and neo-natal intensive care. The first Kansas City Ronald McDonald House began in 1980 with the purchase of a three-story colonial home. We have 3 Houses that provide a Home away from Home for 80 families a night as well as a Ronald McDonald Family Room inside Children's Mercy Hospital with 7 sleeping room.
Founded
1983
Size
Tiny
Empowering people to make life-affirming decisions.
Thrive St. Louis is a Christ-centered organization that empowers people to make life-affirming and healthy decisions about sex, pregnancy, and relationships. Thrive St. Louis provides pregnancy counseling that supports and advocates for those affected by unplanned pregnancies and works to assist women in carrying their unborn children to term.
Founded
1986
Size
Medium
Improving the health and well-being of children in the Ozarks
Founded in 1988, the mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children in the Ozarks. Our first priority is to provide a "home away from home" for families when their seriously-ill or injured child is in a hospital far from home. The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, fondly known as the "Tooth Truck", provides dental treatment and prevention education for at-risk children, primarily in school-based settings. As our future unfolds, our vision will continue to include strong investigation of the communities we serve, with consideration of increasing ways we can help children become healthier and stronger, and to help their lights shine brighter.
Founded
1977
Size
Large
Care. No Matter what
Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri has provided access to reproductive health care to women and families since 1935. Our mission is to ensure that every individual has the knowledge, opportunity and freedom to make informed private decisions about reproductive and sexual health. We provide medical services including family planning and contraception, education, pregnancy testing, pregnancy counseling, HIV testing, treatment of sexually transmitted infections, detection of cervical, breast and testicular cancer, and vaccinations for hepatitis and cervical cancer. Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri seeks a world in which every child is wanted and cared for, every decision regarding sexuality is personal and informed, and everyone has access to affordable, quality health care.
Founded
1967
Size
Large
The philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Family Physicians
The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Its mission is to advance the values of Family Medicine by promoting humanitarian, educational and scientific initiatives that improve the health of all people. Through its humanitarian programs, the AAFP Foundation strives to improve health, provide medical education, and foster the development of family medicine worldwide. The Foundation's Scientific programs support medical research through grant awards and seminars for residents and students. The Foundation's programs also include education programs; support for the Family Medicine Philanthropic Consortium (FMPC), and support for the Center for the History of Family Medicine (CHFM).
Founded
2003
Size
Giant
Better health. One connection at a time.
Health Leads is a social enterprise that envisions a healthcare system that addresses all patients' basic resource needs as a standard part of quality care.For 20 years, Health Leads has worked with leading healthcare organizations to tackle social co-morbidities by connecting patients to the community-based resources they need to be healthy - from food to transportation to healthcare benefits.Health Leads is committed to leveraging its tools, expertise and direct services to change what "counts" as healthcare - and accelerate the leadership, best practices, incentives and research required to improve the health and well-being of patients.
Founded
1998
Size
Medium
A sick child should never be alone
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Omaha helps families. The organization provides for families that bring their sick children to our community for medical care, provides dental care to kids who might otherwise go without and supports organizations that focus on improving children's lives. The Omaha Ronald McDonald House keeps families together during a most difficult time. We provide a temporary home for families that bring their sick children to our community for medical care in one of our hospitals or institutions. We have served more than 1,100 families from 43 states and six countries during the past 12 years. Approximately 40 percent of those families are from Nebraska, another 20 percent are from Iowa. The Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha is part of a global organization with chapters in 50 countries. Together, they form the official charities of McDonald's restaurants.
Founded
1995
Size
Tiny
Leading the community in the fight to overcome HIV/AIDS and its stigma through education, supportive services and advocacy.
Nebraska AIDS Project leads the community in the fight to overcome HIV/AIDS and its stigma through education, supportive services and advocacy. Nebraska AIDS Project was organized in 1984 when medical professionals, Catholic nuns, Health Department officials, concerned citizens, friends, family members and lovers joined together for one cause - fighting AIDS. Organized to provide compassionate support to those dying with AIDS and to provide education to prevent the further spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, Nebraska AIDS Project remains true to that mission: prevention and support.
Founded
2003
Size
Small
Volunteers serving in an atmosphere of kindness, compassion & respect
Tri-County Community Dental Clinic is a predominantly all-volunteer dental clinic whose mission is to provide quality oral health care services in a caring and compassionate manner to those individuals in Calumet, Outagamie, and Winnebago counties whose access to dental health care is limited due to inadequate income, or reduced access to Medicaid care.
Founded
1994
Size
Small
Providing quality healthcare to uninsured and underserved children
For more than 22 years, Turner House Children's Clinic (Turner House) has been providing care to thousands of children in the heart of Kansas City, KS. The mission of Turner House is to provide access to quality health care for underserved children. Today, Turner House serves more than 4,100 patients in nearly 9,000 patient visits each year.
Founded
1975
Size
Tiny
Maternal and prenatal care center.
Womankind Maternal and Prenatal Care Center was founded 1975. The dream of Michele Rogers RN and Elaine Eberlin was to provide a free prenatal clinic staffed primarily by loving and non-judgmental volunteers as the way to meet the medical and emotional needs of women who were pregnant or thought they might be. Womankind is an advocate for women and helps them with referrals for issues such as adoption, legal and psychiatric assistance, and drug treatment. Our caring services are unique in that we provide comprehensive prenatal care combined with education and emotional support in a loving and non-judgmental environment.
Founded
1979
Size
Giant
Touching Lives. Changing Lives. Saving Lives.
Established in 1976, the Overlook Foundation raises funds for state-of-the-art equipment, facilities and programs that help Overlook Hospital remain a leading provider of medical care. The monies raised by the Foundation are used to provide direct support to the Overlook Hospital Association by delivering high quality, cost effective health care. Overlook Hospital is a nationally recognized regional medical center where many of the nation's top doctors and award-winning nurses provide world class clinical care and unsurpassed patient safety in a healing, family-centered environment.
Founded
1949
Size
Medium
Providing the highest level of fire, rescue and emergency medical services
Founded in 1937, the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad provides their community with the security and peace of mind that comes from having emergency services that are among the best in the United States. The Rescue Squad is a philanthropically operated, community supported organization that provides the highest level of fire, rescue, and emergency medical services for the communities of Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Upper Northwest Washington, D.C.
Founded
1938
Size
Large
Care. No matter what.
For over 80 years, Planned Parenthood of Maryland (PPM) has been delivering high quality, affordable, reproductive health care services. Our mission is to enable all Marylanders to have access to a wide range of high quality, affordable reproductive health care services. By providing medical services, education, training and advocacy, PPM seeks to help individuals make informed decisions about their reproductive health, family planning options, and sexuality.
Founded
1966
Size
Large
Champions of Global Family Planning
Population Action International (PAI) is an independent policy advocacy group working to strengthen political and financial support worldwide for population programs grounded in individual rights. Founded in 1965, PAI works to ensure that every person has the right and access to sexual and reproductive health, so that humanity and the natural environment can exist in balance and fewer people live in poverty. Serving as a bridge between the academic and policymaking communities, PAI disseminates strategic, action-oriented research publications; participates in and sponsors conferences, meetings and seminars; and works to educate and inform policymakers and international colleagues in related fields.
Founded
1977
Size
Tiny
A voice for women, a network for change
The National Women's Health Network (NWHN) was founded in 1975 to give women a greater voice within the healthcare system. NWHN is a membership-based organization supported by 8,000 individuals and organizations nationwide. We do not accept financial support from pharmaceutical companies, tobacco companies or medical device manufacturers. The National Women's Health Network improves the health of all women by developing and promoting a critical analysis of health issues in order to affect policy and support consumer decision-making. The Network aspires to a health care system that is guided by social justice and reflects the needs of diverse women.
Founded
1978
Size
Giant
Easing the hardship of children's illness on families.
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC (RMHCDC) eases the hardship of children's illness on families through programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children. We do this through three core programs that focus on the critical needs of children, celebrating the diversity of the donors who make them possible, staying true to our heritage of responsible stewardship, and operating with accountability and transparency.
Founded
1982
Size
Tiny
Dedicated to saving lives
The National Emergency Medicine Association (NEMA), founded in 1982, is committed to trauma prevention and the delivery of quality medical services at each stage of trauma with and emphasis on first response at the time of the emergency. Our mission is the prevention of injury and illness by addressing health and social issues through education, applied research, technology, and equipment. For more than twenty years, this work has been accomplished through our special programs including the National Heart Council, National Stroke Council, Kids Do Matter, National Alzheimer's Council, and Senior Life. We have become known for our educational health-related materials, which are free to schools, hospitals, health centers, and a wide array of social service programs.
Founded
1983
Size
Large
Energy for life
Bridgewater HealthCare Foundation (BHFI) was formed in 1983 to raise funds to support the mission of Bridgewater Retirement Community with special emphasis on residents who have exhausted their financial resources, and to enhance all programs related to resident care. The Foundation provides funding for resident care, capital and non-capital needs and special projects as directed by the Board of Directors. The Foundation in an autonomous, operating organization governed by a separate recommending Board of Directors to guide fundraising efforts.
Founded
1996
Size
Giant
Hope Starts Here
As a national nonprofit, our mission is to support community-based fundraising for people with unmet medical and related expenses due to cell and organ transplants or catastrophic injuries and illnesses.At Help Hope Live, we HELP relieve the financial burden of a medical crisis, provide HOPE at a time of overwhelming need and support patients and their families to LIVE life as fully as possible.Since 1983, campaigns organized by Help Hope Live have raised more than $125 million to help patients and families bridge the gap between what their health insurance will pay and what is actually needed to heal, live and thrive...- resulting in more than 3,000 transplants- restoring independence and quality of life for more than 1,100 individuals affected by a catastrophic injury or illness.- providing more than $105 million to pay patient expenses
Founded
1985
Size
Small
America's charitable medical transportation system.
Founded in 1972, Mercy Medical Angels (MMA) mission is to ensure that no needy patient is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment for lack of a means of long-distance medically-related transportation; further, to ensure the provision of urgent transportation in situations of compelling human need and homeland security emergencies.Major MMA programs include:* Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic/Angel Airlift Mid-Atlantic* Air Compassion for Veterans/Wounded Warriors* Angel Airlines for Life* Angel Flight for Veterans/Angel Airlines for Veterans* Angel Wheels to Healing* National Patient Travel Center*
Founded
1988
Size
Tiny
Educating healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public
ARHP brings together health care professionals across disciplines and specialties for evidence-based training and network building. The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP), founded in 1963, is a multidisciplinary association of professionals who provide reproductive health services or education, conduct reproductive health research, or influence reproductive health policy. ARHP educates healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public. The organization fosters research and advocacy to improve reproductive health.
Founded
1989
Size
Tiny
Informed. Empowered.
HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.
Founded
2015
Size
Large
Protecting children everywhere from accidental injury on the road, at home, and at play.
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting kids from unintentional injuries, the number one cause of death to children ages 0-19 in the United States. Throughout the world, almost 1 million children die of injuries each year, and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable. Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 400 coalitions in the U.S. and with partners in more than 30 countries to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more. Since 1988, Safe Kids has helped reduce the U.S. childhood death rate from unintentional injury by 60 percent. Working together, we can do much more for to protect children on the move, at play and at home, so that they can grow up to do all the great things kids were meant to do.
Founded
1989
Size
Giant
A place like home
In June 1990, The Children's Inn at NIH opened its doors to pediatric patients and their families. Since then The Inn has been in continuous operation: 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. During the past 25 years, more than 12,000 seriously ill children and their families have made 50,000 visits to The Inn. Children and families travel from all over the world to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) because conventional treatments have failed to have sufficient impact on their illnesses. Located in Bethesda, Maryland, NIH is the world's premier biomedical research facility. Children receive treatment for illnesses such as cancer, heart, lung, blood, bone and growth disorders, mental illnesses, and HIV infection.
Founded
1990
Size
Small
Improving women's health through advocacy, education, and research.
The Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR), a national non-profit organization based in Washington DC, is widely recognized as the thought leader in research on sex differences and is dedicated to improving women's health through advocacy, education, and research.Founded in 1990 by a group of physicians, medical researchers and health advocates, SWHR aims to bring attention to the myriad of diseases and conditions that affect women uniquely. Due to SWHR's efforts, women are now routinely included in most major medical research studies and scientists are beginning to consider biological sex as a variable in their research.
Founded
1992
Size
Tiny
Teaching thousands to heal millions
The Center for Mind-Body Medicine combines modern science, wise tradition, and human connection to create a powerful new medicine centered on a simple concept - self-care. We are teaching thousands to heal millions - and by teaching the teachers first, we see individuals, families and communities everywhere reconnecting with themselves and one another to embrace the richness of our human experience. The Center teaches scientifically-validated mind-body medicine techniques that enhance each person's capacity for self-awareness and self-care to health professionals around the world, including those in traumatized communities in the greatest need.
Founded
1995
Size
Medium
Health, dignity and justice
The mission of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) is to ensure the fundamental human right to reproductive health and justice for Latinas, their families and their communities through public education, community mobilization and policy advocacy. We believe that in order to substantially improve the reproductive health of Latinas and protect their rights to exercise reproductive freedom, NLIRH must locate reproductive health and rights issues within a broader social justice framework that seeks to bring an end to poverty and discrimination and affirms human dignity and the right to self-determination.
Founded
1996
Size
Small
Community. Creativity. Cancer Support.
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts develops and promotes healing practices that explore physical, emotional, and mental resources that lead to life-affirming changes for people affected by cancer. We offer empowering programs and activities for adult survivors and caregivers, as well as support and creative resources for the community at large through our Integrative Patient Navigation Services; Weeklong and Three-Day Cancer Retreats; our Artist-In-Residence Program; exhibitions and lectures in The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery; and our U Street community center where we hold ongoing cancer support programs, classes, and workshops.
Founded
1997
Size
Small
Opening new pathways of healing
Founded in 1996, Maryland Therapeutic Riding (MTR) seeks to improve quality of life and conquer physical, developmental, and emotional health challenges through human and horse interaction. MTR offers high-quality horseback riding programs which open new pathways of healing for children and adults with a wide range of physical, mental, and emotional challenges. Conditions served include: cerebral palsy, spina bifida, neuromuscular disorders, post-traumatic brain injury, autism, ADHD, and cognitive disorders. Riders experience improved self-confidence, strength, balance, coordination, attention span, and language and social skills. The farm is located between Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland on a beautiful 25-acre farm.
Founded
2003
Size
Medium
Providing support to LifeFlight of Maine
The LifeFlight Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that provides fundraising and public relations support to LifeFlight of Maine. Supported by the generosity of the many friends of LifeFlight, the Foundation raises funds for aircraft, hospital helipads, statewide aviation improvements and the many training outreach programs offered by LifeFlight staff, including trauma and critical care, brain injury, ground safety, cardiac care and injury prevention programs at elementary schools.
Founded
2006
Size
Tiny
Helping children reach their fullest potential.
Since 1985, Pathways.org has used evidence-based practice and multimedia as tools to promote each child's fullest inclusion. We strive to empower health professionals and parents with knowledge of the benefit of early detection and early intervention for children's sensory, motor, and communication development. The Pathways Center is a state-of-the-art pediatric therapy clinic in Glenview, IL, offering best practices in physical, occupational, and speech therapy services.
Founded
1945
Size
Giant
Providing quality, affordable reproductive health care
Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington (PPMW) serves the women, men, teens, and families living in the greater metropolitan DC region through affordable reproductive health care, public policy reform, youth leadership development, and community education and outreach. Founded in 1937, PPMW is the oldest provider of family planning services in greater Washington, DC. PPMW's mission is to provide high-quality reproductive health services, to promote healthy sexuality and responsible decision making, and to protect the right to make those decisions. PPMW provides comprehensive reproductive health care services at five health centers, which are located Washington (Wards 2 and 7), Maryland (Silver Spring and Gaithersburg), and Northern Virginia (Falls Church).
Founded
1954
Size
Small
The conscience of society for quality and parity healthcare
Founded in 1895, the National Medical Association (NMA) promotes the collective interests of physicians and patients of African descent. We carry out this mission by serving as the collective voice of physicians of African descent and a leading force for parity in medicine, elimination of health disparities and promotion of optimal health. The mission is to advance the art and science of medicine for people of African descent through education, advocacy, and health policy to promote health and wellness, eliminate health disparities, and sustain physician viability.
Founded
1984
Size
Large
Between Healing & Home
The Doorways provides a healing, emotionally supportive environment for those who need to be close to the hospital but not far from the feeling of “home.” The Doorways is Richmond's premier provider of temporary lodging and non-medical services to patients and their families referred through their participating Richmond-area hospital partners.
Founded
1987
Size
Small
Compassionate health care for people in need
Established by volunteers in 1983, CrossOver Health Care Ministry provides quality and compassionate health care to the uninsured in the greater Richmond Metropolitan area. Our mission is to provide health care, promote wellness, and connect community talents and resources with people in need in the name of Jesus Christ. CrossOver offers a full continuum of healthcare services to the uninsured that includes: family medicine, primary care, OB/GYN, dental and vision care, mental health care, HIV diagnosis and treatment, and an on-site community pharmacy. CrossOver operates a network of three free clinics located in areas of identified need in Richmond, serving more than 6,000 patients annually.
Founded
1987
Size
Tiny
Providing healing and hope to underinsured and uninsured persons
The Free Clinic of Central Virginia, Inc. is dedicated to the belief that everyone should have access to health care services. Our mission is to provide primary medical, nursing, dental and pharmaceutical services to those in Central Virginia who do not have the resources to obtain these basic health care needs. We provide healing and hope to underinsured and uninsured persons.
Founded
1988
Size
Tiny
Share the power of a wish
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Virginia grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Virginia has been granting wishes in the Commonwealth since August of 1987. Through fund raising and donor support, the Greater Virginia Chapter has been able to grant the wishes of over 3,400 children. Our Chapter territory covers the entire Commonwealth of Virginia except for the counties immediately surrounding Washington, D.C. We grant the wishes of children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 18 who have life-threatening illnesses.
Founded
1991
Size
Medium
Compassionate Care. Extraordinary People.
Harrisonburg Rochingham Free Clinic's mission is to provide affordable, sustainable health care services for low income and uninsured adults, primarily through volunteer resources and community support. To this aim, we operate a free clinic for medical and dental care for the residents of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, who are otherwise unable to pay for medical and dental care and who are not covered by other programs.
Founded
1992
Size
Small
Providing free comprehensive medical, dental, pharmacy, and mental health care for our neighbors in need.
Founded in 1992, the Charlottesville Free Clinic works to provide a volunteer community health-support system that offers high-quality health care to the working uninsured population, which would otherwise have no access to care; to provide practical experience for current and future health care professionals; and to hasten, through education and advocacy, the creation of a comprehensive policy for access to health care. We offer free medical care, dental care, and medications for low-income and low-income uninsured adults between the ages of 19-64 and their families in and around Charlottesville.
Founded
1998
Size
Tiny
Build a healthy community by building a healthy child.
Established in 1998, CHIP is a statewide program that focuses on improvement of children's health through ensuring that low-income children have medical homes and provision of resources and support services for their families. CHIP of South Hampton Roads provides a continuum of prevention and early intervention programs, universal screening for at risk factors associated with poor health outcomes, and appropriate service levels based on children's and families' strengths and needs. The health of our community depends on our ability to raise healthy, happy children who will enter school ready to learn. CHIP offers a continuum of service that are tailored to meet the needs of all parents with children ages 0 to 6.
Founded
2000
Size
Medium
Providing access to health care and basic human services
The mission of Goochland Free Clinic & Family Services is to provide access to health care and basic human services to Goochland community residents who are in need of assistance. We provide the following services for the indigent and needy individuals and families in Goochland County, Virginia: medical, dental, and mental healthcare, medical transportation, case management, emergency home repairs, emergency temporary housing, emergency financial assistance, GED and literacy tutoring, food pantry, free and low cost clothing and household goods, and financial counseling.
Founded
1957
Size
Small
Providing High Quality Preventative Care
Care Ring is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing preventive health services for the uninsured, underinsured or those lacking access to affordable, high-quality preventive health care. The organization annually serves more than 7,000 people in Mecklenburg County and is a leader in collaborative efforts to improve community health.
Founded
2003
Size
Small
Offering Hope, Help and Healing to those in most need through Service, Advocacy and Community Support.
Founded in 1969, the Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry (GHCCM) provides emergency, crisis and intervention assistance to the working poor, homeless and indigent of Catawba County. GHCCM provides financial assistance to those who are about to have utilities cut off, and also assists with rent or mortgage payments when individuals or families are facing eviction. GHCCM's Medical Ministries provides quality health care and pharmacy support at little cost to qualified adults living in Catawba County. The Hunger and Nutrition Center provides clients with canned food, basic staples, meat and bakery and dairy items. The Thrift Store offers clothing, furniture and household items donated from area businesses and individuals.
Founded
1984
Size
Large
We are a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill or injured children being treated locally.
The Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill provides a home-away-from-home for families of children who are receiving health services at area hospitals. The House offers physical comfort and emotional support through programs dedicated to the well-being of the whole family. Since opening its doors in 1988, the House has served more than 36,000 families. In mid-2015, the House will add 24,000 square feet to bring the total number of rooms to 53, including 8 two-bedroom apartments, two spacious kitchens and dining areas, two children's playroom, a game room, chapel and comfortable family rooms. A beautiful one-acre courtyard with peaceful outdoor gardens and kid-friendly play areas is at the center of the campus. The House is located just over a mile south of UNC Hospitals.
Founded
1986
Size
Small
Share the Power of a Wish
Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina grants the wishes of children living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Central and Western North Carolina Chapter was founded in 1985 by Dr. Jerry Clark in Greensboro, NC, in honor of his wife Charlotte. The chapter covers 51 counties from Alamance county west. We have never turned down the wish of an eligible child. The chapter currently grants more than 280 wishes a year.
Founded
2001
Size
Medium
Providing affordable healthcare to working, uninsured adults in Wake County
Founded in 2000, Alliance is a faith-led medical ministry serving working uninsured adults in Wake County in need of affordable, quality healthcare. There is a compelling need to care for uninsured patients in a way that minimizes the inappropriate use of emergency room services, while maximizing the quality, continuity, and availability of the medical care they receive. Alliance is a medical home to nearly 7,000 adults who fall within the healthcare "gap", and we are accepting new patients. WakeMed refers new patients each month to AMM for follow-up services after an ED visit or hospitalization, and AMM receives other referrals monthly from the community (including Rex Hospital, Duke Health Raleigh Hospital, Wake County Human Services).
Founded
2001
Size
Small
Caring for Our Neighbors in Need
Founded in 2001, The Free Clinics (TFC) enhances the healthcare system in Hendeson County, North Carolina, and neighboring communities to ensure the accessibility of quality healthcare for uninsured, low-income clients. TFC works with volunteers and partnering healthcare providers to provide healthcare, prevention, education, medication access, and case management services, including specialty referrals. TFC strives to provide services that are not duplicated, instead focusing our energies and resources on those areas where care is unavailable or access is very limited.
Founded
1946
Size
Giant
Public Charity supporting the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University
The North Carolina Agricultural Foundation (NCAF) was founded in 1944 as a means of supporting agricultural research, extension, and teaching activities in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University. NCAF works to aid and promote, by financial assistance and otherwise, all types of education and research in agriculture at or through NC State University.
Founded
1982
Size
Medium
Keeping families together to help kids heal and cope better
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston is to create compassionate environments and programs that provide families the best chance of success in caring for their child with complex medical needs. The Ronald McDonald House opened its doors 32 years ago as a home away home where families stay while their children undergo extensive medical treatment. Today, the House is able to serve 32 families every single night. Here, parents and children lead a life as normal as possible during their traumatic times without the financial burden of costly hotel and travel expenses. The Ronald McDonald Family Room at MUSC provides a sanctuary within the walls of the hospital where family members can rest, read, shower or have a cup of coffee while still being only minutes away from their seriously ill child.
Founded
1985
Size
Tiny
Share the power of a wish
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Carolina got its start with the first wish on November 10, 1984. We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Each year the South Carolina chapter grants over 180 wishes and, since the very first wish in 1984, has granted over 2,000 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. We have never turned down a medically qualified South Carolina child for a wish, a tradition that we proudly carry on year after year.
Founded
1996
Size
Large
Serving Seriously Ill Children and Their Families
Ben and Luanne Russell began dreaming of building a place for children and families on Lake Martin in 1987. The dream became a reality in 1990 with the dedication ceremonies of Children's Harbor. From the beginning the mission was simple: strengthening children and families. Each year, at our Lake Martin campus, we partner with over 16 different groups who serve the seriously ill and the disabled to provide camping and adventure services to children with long-term serious illnesses and their families. In 2001 the Russells' commitment continued with their gift to build the state-of-the-art Children's Harbor Family Resource and Counseling Center at Children's Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama where we provide counseling, education, recreation, respite and other supportive services to these children and their families.
Founded
1977
Size
Giant
Keeping Families Close Since 1979
Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities' mission is to serve the needs of children by providing temporary housing and support services for families of ill and injured children being treated at local hospitals.Our Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child. Services include housing, meals, 24-hour transportation to and from the hospital, laundry facilities, positive distractions and the opportunity to connect with other families going through similar experiences.
Founded
1982
Size
Large
Keeping Families Close
The Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem provides a "home away from home" in our House and Family Rooms for families with children receiving medical care in our community. The House and Family Room programs offer physical comforts, emotional support, education, and referral services designed to promote the well-being of the whole family. Our House offers 35 bedrooms with private baths for families, four living rooms, two playrooms, a playground, and a fully stocked pantry, and kitchen with home cooked meals almost every day.
Founded
1987
Size
Giant
Care for One Another
Church Health seeks to reclaim the Church's biblical commitment to care for our bodies and spirits.Dr. Scott Morris, a family practice physician and ordained United Methodist minister, founded Church Health in 1987 to provide quality, affordable healthcare for working, uninsured people and their families. Thanks to a broad base of financial support from the faith community, and the volunteer help of doctors, nurses, dentists and others, Church Health's Clinic has grown to become the largest faith-based clinic of its type in the country. Currently, we care for 47,000 patients of record without relying on government funding. Fees are charged on a sliding scale based on income. The average visit costs about $25.
Founded
1991
Size
Medium
Emphasizing abilities
Saddle Up! is the oldest and largest program of its kind in the region, and the only one exclusively serving children and youth who have disabilities. We are a Premier Center accredited by PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) International, the organization that sets the standards for safety and quality in equine assisted programs. Our Equestrian Club includes classroom work, barn work, riding, and horse care, and it provides members the opportunity to earn badges and other recognition showing their achievements and growth. At Saddle Up!, the emphasis is on abilities and each child is encouraged to do all he/she can whether it is helping to groom or tack his/her horse or ride independently
Founded
1991
Size
Small
Providing comprehensive health care to people who are working without health insurance.
The InterFaith Health Clinic is a health care ministry in Knoxville, Tennessee providing affordable medical care, dental care, mental health counseling and prescription medications for the working uninsured. The InterFaith Health Clinic works to provide accessible, affordable and quality health care to the low income, working uninsured and underserved, primarily through the support of the religious, health care and business communities. These services are provided within the capacity of the clinic regardless of race, creed, age, religion or national origin.
Founded
1992
Size
Small
Helping hands from hearts that care
Heart Support of America (HSA) raises funds for the purpose of providing education, program services, and primarily direct aid to heart patients. Our mission is to promote and provide education, financial assistance, aid and support to heart patients with limited or depleted financial resources; to provide grants, commodities and gifts-in-kind to hospices and other health care providers; to procure and distribute donated merchandise to various organizations who aid the ill, needy, malnourished and infants; to assist governments in the provision of services to the public and to alleviate suffering and distress in the United States and other foreign states by aiding the poor, sick, and malnourished; and to assist governments in times of crisis and of emergency.
Founded
1998
Size
Large
Moved by compassion
The Good Samaritan Health Center was formed in 1998 and opened for service in 1999. The Center provides a comprehensive range of services for patients without the means to afford care. Atlanta's homeless make up about 20% of patient visits, the working poor 70%, and those who are Medicaid/Medicare eligible compose 10% of our visits. The Center's vision is to create a dependable, full-time, comprehensive healthcare system for Atlanta's working poor and homeless. We offer an ongoing relationship with a network of dedicated healthcare specialists who address each need. Most importantly, The Center provides a comfortable environment for our patients, where all people are treated with dignity and respect.
Founded
2000
Size
Tiny
To provide respite for families caring for a child with cancer.
Lighthouse Family Retreat serves families living through childhood cancer by creating environments on seaside retreats where they can rest, restore relationships, experience joy and find hope in God.
Founded
1965
Size
Small
Protecting reproductive health
Planned Parenthood Southeast works to ensure that every child is a wanted child and to protect reproductive health by providing comprehensive, medically-accurate sex education and quality health care, while advocating for the reproductive rights of women, men and families. The Atlanta, Georgia affiliate of Planned Parenthood began in 1964. In 1930, a Planned Parenthood affiliate was created in Birmingham, Alabama, the oldest in the Southeast. Services were added in Mississippi in 1989 and all three states joined forces in 2010 under the name Planned Parenthood Southeast.
Founded
1966
Size
Large
Dedicated to delivering the highest quality reproductive health care services since 1966
The mission of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida (PPSWCF) is to provide affordable access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare and accurate health information through patient care, education, and advocacy. Founded in 1966, PPSWCF is a family planning organization that has been helping women, men and teens make responsible choices about their sexual health for more than 50 years. Dedicated to delivering the highest quality reproductive health care services, PPSWCF is also committed to providing responsible, age-appropriate sexuality education. Protecting a woman's fundamental right to choose is also a major part of this organization's underlying philosophy. Each year, more than 30,000 women, men, and teens visit Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida's health centers in our 22-county service area.
Founded
1972
Size
Large
Ensuring broad public access to quality reproductive healthcare
Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast, Inc. is a private healthcare agency founded and incorporated in 1971 by Harriette Glasner and Dr. Carl Brumback. Our affiliate was established due to concerns about the rising rates of teenage pregnancy, increasing incidence of sexually transmitted diseases, and lack of birth control information and services. Our goals were and remain to provide reproductive healthcare to all people requesting such services and to educate the community in all areas of responsible human sexuality. As our mission is to ensure broad public access to quality reproductive healthcare through direct service, education, and advocacy, our efforts focus on: medical services, educational programs, and public affairs.
Founded
1977
Size
Small
Compassionate health care
Founded in 1972, the Judeo Christian Health Clinic provides free, quality care to thousands of people each year. Located behind St. John's Presbyterian Church in Tampa, the clinic houses an increasingly sophisticated array of medical, dental and optometric facilities and equipment. It is the largest and most comprehensive free clinic in the Southeastern United States. In the belief that we should do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God, the Judeo Christian Health Clinic provides free, quality, timely, and compassionate health care to the medically indigent residents of the Tampa Bay area who have no other resources for their health care needs.
Founded
1979
Size
Giant
Supporting the Mount Sinai Medical Center
To meet the public's expectation for great medicine, regardless of a patient's ability to pay, Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation preserves the hospital's rich tradition of philanthropy and community support. Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation raises funds to support Mount Sinai Medical Center, an acute care teaching and research facility. Mount Sinai Medical Center was founded in 1949 by a group of philanthropists who sought to establish a place where Jewish physicians could freely practice medicine and all persons regardless of race, creed or color could receive high quality medical care. More than five decades later, Mount Sinai continues to provide vital health care services to all citizens.
Founded
1977
Size
Giant
Supporting the hospitals of Morton Plant Mease
Established in 1977, Morton Plant Mease Foundation provides philanthropic support to Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, Mease Countryside and Mease Dunedin Hospitals. Our mission is to inspire people to improve the health of the community through their support of the Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation. Our vision is for the Morton Plant Mease Foundation to be recognized nationally as a premier philanthropic institution through our compassion, innovation and dedication to becoming a catalyst for improving the health of the communities we serve.
Founded
1978
Size
Small
Because kids should fly kites, not fight cancer
The Children's Cancer Center was founded in 1974 and is dedicated to providing children who have cancer or chronic blood disorders and their families in the Tampa area with the emotional, financial and educational support necessary to cope with their life-threatening illnesses. Our programs include Kids Introduction to Enrichment Services (KITES), peer support and recreational opportunities for teens, the Big Buddy mentoring program, Kanga Krewe, family fun events, ticket bank, holiday adopt-a-family, financial assistance, family support, scholarships, SOAR (Surviving Oncology and Readjusting), Lil' Tales, and camps.
Founded
1978
Size
Large
Providing a home-away-from-home for families of pediatric patients in area hospitals
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. Guiding us in our mission are our core values:- Focusing on the critical needs of children- Celebrating the diversity of our people and programs- Valuing our heritage- Operating with accountability and transparencyRonald McDonald House of Tampa Bay is comprised of four Houses, offering 80 bedrooms per night to families with sick or injured children being treated at area hospitals. Together, our Houses care for 2,000 families each year during a most difficult time. The Ronald McDonald House provides comfort and care to families at this home-away-from-home.
Founded
1979
Size
Large
Providing a temporary home-away from home
Established in 1988, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of South Florida is dedicated to helping local children live happier, healthier and more productive lives by supporting healthcare and medical research programs, education and the arts, and civic and social programs. The Ronald McDonald House (RMH) is a temporary home-away from home for families to find rest, support and time away from realities of the hospital procedures and routines in any Miami-Dade and Broward County pediatric medical facility. In South Florida, there are two Ronald McDonald Houses: the Miami House, which opened its doors in 1981, and the Fort Lauderdale House, which opened in 2004. On any given day 47 families are helped every day.
Founded
1985
Size
Giant
Bringing health, hope and happiness to children
All Children's Hospital Foundation is dedicated to bringing health, hope and happiness to children through philanthropic and volunteer support for All Children's Hospital. The Foundation works with individual donors, charitable foundations and corporations to enhance medical services and programs, and to help care for children whose families could not otherwise afford to pay. Last year alone, All Children's provided approximately $100 million in unreimbursed care to children in need. Founded in 1926, All Children's has grown into a leading pediatric referral center that is dedicated to advancing treatment, education, research and advocacy in child health.
Founded
1986
Size
Medium
Share the power of a wish
The mission of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. There are 65 Make-A-Wish chapters covering the United States and 28 affiliates of Make-A-Wish Foundation International. The Southern Florida chapter was founded in 1983. The Southern Florida chapter serves children in 13 counties: Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee, Highlands, Monroe, Hendry, Glades, Collier and Lee. This past year, we granted the wishes of 508 children and have granted more than 9,000 wishes in our history.
Founded
1986
Size
Giant
Keeping families close when they need it most
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Jacksonville supports the health and well-being of children by providing lodging and other services for critically ill, chronically ill and seriously injured children and their families. We offer a "home away from home" for children and their families who must travel to Jacksonville for pediatric medical care. Each family receives vital services such as meals and transportation and the compassionate care of our staff and other families who are facing similar challenges.
Founded
1990
Size
Giant
Above All, Have Fun!
Founded in 1996, Camp Boggy Creek is a year-round medical camp for children with serious illnesses. Co-founded by actor/philanthropist Paul Newman and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, the camp offers week-long summer sessions and family retreat weekends at no charge to the children or families. Located in Eustis, Florida, the 232-acre nonprofit serves children ages 7-16 that have been diagnosed with chronic or life-threatening conditions. The camp is entirely funded by generous donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and healthcare partners. Camp Boggy Creek is a proud member of SeriousFun Children's Network.
Founded
1992
Size
Medium
Rise Up for a Faster Cure
Founded in 1991, the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation exists to raise money to fund pediatric cancer research. Our focus is to fund research which will lead to the elimination of pediatric cancer worldwide. In addition to funding valuable seed grants throughout the state of Florida, the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation has developed The Sunshine Project. This is an innovative collaboration of the nation's top doctors and researchers with one goal: to fast-track new treatments and increase the survival rate of children battling cancer. Since 2005, we have implemented the groundwork necessary to introduce less toxic, more targeted drugs into clinical trials. New compounds are currently being tested in these trials and hold great promise for children who have not experienced positive results under the standard treatment protocol.
Founded
1996
Size
Large
Providing a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill and injured children.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida (RMHCCF) finds, creates and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children and families. Our cornerstone program, the Ronald McDonald House (RMH), provides a home-away-from-home that offers comfort and care to families of children being treated at local hospitals and medical facilities. There are two Ronald McDonald Houses in Orlando; one is located on the campus of Florida Hospital for Children and the other is on the campus of Arnold Palmer Medical Center.
Founded
1994
Size
Small
Share the power of a wish
Incorporated in 1994, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida serves children over the age of 2 1/2 and under 18, at the time of referral, with a life-threatening medical condition. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida now serves 54 counties including the Central, Northern, Space Coast and Suncoast regions of Florida. Staff work in Maitland and two regional offices in Tampa and Sarasota.
Founded
1998
Size
Small
Zero prostate cancer deaths. Zero prostate cancer cases and for those with prostate cancer it means a zero PSA.
ZERO's mission is to end prostate cancer. We will save lives and stop pain and suffering by advancing research, encouraging action, and providing education and support to men and their families.ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer is a national nonprofit organization with the mission to end prostate cancer. We lead the fight to end the disease by advancing research, encouraging action, and providing education and support to men and their families. Our premier programs include the ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge, the largest men's health event series in America. We are a 501c3 charity, a Better Business Bureau member and 98 cents of every dollar donated goes to programs and activities.
Founded
1999
Size
Giant
Hope and healing for those in need
Founded in 1999 by Dr. Bill and Nancy Lascheid, the Neighborhood Health Clinic delivers quality medical and dental care to low-income, working, but uninsured, Collier County adults, using a volunteer professional staff. We are committed to deliver these services in a caring, supportive environment that respects the dignity of each patient. Our services include: consultation with a physician; nurse educators, interpreters; all prescription medication issued onsite; monthly patient monitoring. In addition, eleven specialty clinics are held on a scheduled basis; we provide referrals to medical specialists; and patients have access to laboratory, x-rays, and surgery when prescribed.
Founded
1987
Size
Small
Share the power of a wish
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Fulfilling a child's wish provides a joyful and meaningful experience that benefits both the child and the family. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South was founded in 1986. Since that time, the Mid-South chapter and its supporters have made dreams come true for more than 4,500 children.
Founded
1988
Size
Medium
Providing a "home away from home" for families of sick children
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Greater Chattanooga provides a home away from home for families of seriously ill and injured children receiving care at nearby Chattanooga hospitals and supports programs that improve the health, education, and well-being of children. RMHC is a 26 bedroom facility equipped with the following: Private bedroom and bath, laundry facilities, family kitchen on each floor, main "Help Yourself" Kitchen where a prepared evening meal is served daily, living areas, playroom and playground for children and a teen room with internet access. RMHC also offers a Family Room located at T. C. Thompson Children's Hospital, equipped with a small kitchen, private showers, a family conversation area with television, quiet or nap room and laundry facilities.
Founded
1994
Size
Small
Providing access to affordable, quality dental care.
The mission of Interfaith Dental Clinic is to restore, protect and improve the oral health of uninsured, low-income working people, their children, and the elderly in Middle Tennessee through access to affordable quality dental care, oral disease prevention services, and oral health education. Interfaith Dental Clinic's vision is that every individual has the opportunity to achieve and sustain a healthy smile. The clinic is based in Nashville but in 2012 opened a satellite clinic in Murfreesboro to serve the Rutherford County community. The clinics have 15 operatories and state-of-the-art equipment.
Founded
1997
Size
Tiny
Healthy Relationships Start Here.
First Things First (FTF) is an organization dedicated to strengthening families in Hamilton County, Tennessee through education, collaboration and mobilization. FTF is a community resource that collaborates with and is supported by a broad cross-section of community organizations, groups and individuals. FTF has three strategic goals to meet: reduce the number of divorces filed in Hamilton County; reduce out of wedlock pregnancies in Hamilton County; and increase sufficient father involvement
Founded
2001
Size
Small
Affordable, quality healthcare for uninsured and underinsured working people and their families
Faith Family Medical Center seeks to follow the commitment of people of faith to provide hope and medical care to the working uninsured and other underserved by meeting their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
Founded
1965
Size
Tiny
Providing educational and medical treatment options concerning reproductive health decisions
In response to growing awareness of the need for affordable and accessible family planning services, the first Planned Parenthood chapter in Tennessee was opened in the eastern region in 1961. PPMET is a recognized and respected leader in providing reproductive, sexual and complementary healthcare and comprehensive sexuality education to women, men and teens regardless of race, age, income status, religion or sexual orientation. We believe that the self-determined pursuit of sexual health is important for everyone's well-being and quality of life.
Founded
1978
Size
Tiny
Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ through teaching and healing ministries
Founded in 1973 in Birmingham, Alabama, Health Talents International is a non-profit Christian organization that works within the Churches of Christ to promote medical evangelism in developing countries. As Christians, we feel that God expects us to use our talents, medical and otherwise, in His service. (Matthew 25). Through medical evangelism in Central America, HTI will nurture self-supporting and self-replicating bodies of Christ. Our programs include: training and teaching programs, ABC and scholarship programs, medical, dental and surgical clinics, and the MET program.
Founded
1985
Size
Small
Alabama's program for children with cancer
Camp Smile-A-Mile (Camp SAM) was founded in 1985. Our mission today is to provide year round challenging, unforgettable recreational and educational experiences for young cancer patients, their families as well as young adult survivors from Alabama at no cost. Our purpose is to provide these patients, families and survivors with avenues for fellowship, to help them cope with their disease, and to prepare them for life after cancer. Camp SAM serves more than 400 children and young adults each year. Our programs include the following activities: family camp weekends, week-long camp sessions, sibling camp weekend, off therapy family camp weekend, young adult retreat, monthly activities, and teen trips.
Founded
1986
Size
Tiny
Share the power of a wish
Founded in 1984, The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi's mission is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Fulfilling a child's wish provides a joyful and meaningful experience that benefits both the child and the family. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi has granted more than 1,100 wishes since its founding. For many of these children, a wish experience provides strength and hope for the future.
Founded
1992
Size
Tiny
Breaking the cycle of poverty through relationships, one person at a time
The mission of Cary Christian Center (CCC) is to actively proclaim and demonstrate the Gospel of Jesus Christ in order to enable individuals to attain their full potential in Christ. We believe God has called us to break the cycle of poverty in the lives of those we serve. Poverty is a destructive lifestyle that sets limits and boundaries on an individual that prevents that individual from reaching their full potential. To break the cycle of poverty, we must build relationships that are based on biblical principles. We build relationships with individuals through the various ministries by becoming involved in their lifestyles which ultimately lead them to making healthy choices. CCC began as a clinic in 1971 and eventually became a ministry with a broad range of services.
Founded
1991
Size
Large
The fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Committed to finding a cure for paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury and to seeing millions worldwide walk again, the Buoniconti family established The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis in 1992, devoted to assisting The Miami Project achieve its national and international goals. In 1985, Barth A. Green, MD and NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti helped found The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis after Nick's son, Marc, sustained a spinal cord injury during a college football game. Today, the Miami Project is the world's largest, most comprehensive spinal cord injury research center, housed in the Lois Pope LIFE Center, a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The Miami Project's international team of more than 200 scientists and clinicians take innovative approaches to the challenge of spinal cord injury.
Founded
1992
Size
Tiny
Helping victims of fire and disaster
The Firefighters Charitable Foundation's (FFCF) primary focus is to provide much needed financial assistance to individuals who have been affected by a fire or disaster, to support other disaster or prevention related charities and institutions, and volunteer fire departments. FFCF also has a nationwide volunteer brigade that acts as our eyes and ears to identify those in critical need. Since our founding in 1991, our funding assists fire and disaster victims; and supports volunteer fire departments; supports outreach programs for fire safety, first aid education and aids children in need; and delivers grants to other charitable organizations that help victims of fire.
Founded
1996
Size
Giant
Giving hope to people living with Alpha-1 around the world
The Alpha-1 Foundation is committed to finding a cure for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and to improving the lives of people affected by Alpha-1 worldwide. Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT) Deficiency is a hereditary condition which may result in serious lung disease in adults and/or liver disease in infants, children and adults. The Foundation has realized continuous growth since its inception in 1995 and has developed a solid infrastructure to promote research and the development of new therapies for improving the quality of life for those diagnosed with AAT Deficiency. The Foundation has invested more than $65 million to support Alpha-1 Antitrypsin research and programs in 106 institutions in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia.
Founded
1996
Size
Tiny
Improving the health, education and independence of people with disabilities, disadvantaged youth and their families
Shake-A-Leg Miami is South Florida's premier adaptive water sports community that serves people of all abilities. With many programs offered seven days a week, Shake-A-Leg Miami provides many opportunities for children, youth and adults with or without physical challenges to experience beautiful Biscayne Bay. We use the marine environment to improve the health, education and independence of people with disabilities, disadvantaged youth and their families in an inclusive setting.
Founded
1997
Size
Medium
Providing hairpieces to children suffering from long-term medical hair loss
Founded in 1997, Locks of Love provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. Our mission is to return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children. The children receive hair prostheses free of charge or on a sliding scale, based on financial need. Most of our children suffer from an autoimmune disorder called alopecia areata, which causes the hair follicles to shut down. Other recipients have been victim to severe burns, endured radiation treatment to the brain stem as a treatment for cancer, or suffer from any number of skin disorders that cause permanent hair loss.
Founded
2000
Size
Tiny
Champions for improving end-of-life care
The Foundation for End-of-Life Care serves as a sustaining source of financial support to nurture fundamental change in the way death, dying and bereavement issues are addressed in our society. This revolution in the way death is perceived and experienced is encouraged through the funding of an array of initiatives-academic and clinical, philosophical and practical, large and small. The specific mission of the Foundation is to provide resources to advance the quality of care for terminally ill patients and their loved ones
Founded
2006
Size
Medium
Providing compassionate, accessible, quality care to all of our neighbors
Because we view all patients as God's children, Healing Hands Ministries strives to provide compassionate, accessible, quality care to all of its neighbors. As a grassroots, volunteer-driven, community-based organization, Healing Hands Ministries Medical & Dental Clinic is a beacon of hope providing reliable, efficient, low-cost medical and dental care to the underserved in the community. When Healing Hands opened its doors in 2007, a host of individuals and church partners built the clinic from the ground up. They generously gave their time, talent, treasure and expertise to create, what some would call “a beacon of light” to those in need.
Founded
1984
Size
Medium
Share the power of a wish
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada's mission is to grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada was founded in 1983. Since that time, the chapter has granted more than 3,800 wishes. The Foundation makes a tangible difference in the life of a child and a family by fulfilling one special, heartfelt wish for the child and involving the entire family. The once-in-a-lifetime wish experience strengthens the child's resilience and will to fight the illness, and brings the family together once again in the midst of hospitalizations and treatment schedules, pain, confusion and fear accompanying a life-threatening medical condition. The organization works with hundreds of volunteers who help discover and grant the one true wish of the child. These volunteers' lives are transformed by the wish-granting experience.
Founded
2003
Size
Tiny
Cultivate the strengths in youth and guide them on their path to thrive
On Point partners with schools and communities to cultivate the strengths in youth and guide them on their path to thrive. On Point works by providing young people with the knowledge and on-going support they need to avoid risky behaviors and equips them with the skills they need to thrive. Each year, On Point reaches approximately 12,000 adolescents in Chattanooga, North Georgia and Cleveland through our holistic and multifaceted Life On Point and Think On Point programs. Since On Point's inception, the teenage pregnancy rate has decreased by 54% (per 1000 teenage girls). In addition to impacting our community, On Point's curriculum is used in over 40 states and 13 countries.
Founded
2000
Size
Small
The Love of Jesus at Work
The mission of the Mountain Home Christian Clinic is to provide health care and spiritual support to those of our community who for various reasons cannot afford or are not being served by the established system. Services will be provided as an expression of Christian love using a volunteer professional staff. Services include: complete pharmacy services; primary medical care; optometry and eye glasses; physical, respiratory and occupational therapy; diabetes management; nutritional counseling; spiritual counseling; social work referrals; prescription refills; resource referrals; medical lab and x-ray services; emergency dental care; and medication assistance for clinic patients.
Founded
2000
Size
Tiny
Providing assistance to individuals and families in the bleeding disorders community
Hemophilia Federation of America is a national nonprofit organization that assists and advocates for the bleeding disorders community. The vision of Hemophilia Federation of America is that the bleeding disorders community has removed all barriers to both choice of treatment and quality of life. HFA member organizations across the country utilize HFA's collaborative federation to strengthen community support and awareness, develop effective local organizations, and implement valuable community-based programs. These programs include a wide range of adult outreach initiatives, as well as broad-based support for families with bleeding disorders / hemophilia.
Founded
1959
Size
Large
Creating independence
The Center for Individuals With Physical Challenges in Tulsa, Oklahoma was established in 1959 to provide organized social, cultural and recreational opportunities for persons with physical disabilities. The Center provides a wide variety of services for persons with physical challenges in three major program areas: rehabilitation services, adaptive recreation and community reintegration, in addition to several support groups that meet at the Center's facility.
Founded
1966
Size
Giant
Ensuring that all women, men and teens have access to safe, affordable reproductive health care and accurate information
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast is a provider of reproductive health care, sexuality education and advocacy for reproductive rights. For just over five years, our Louisiana and our Houston and Southeast Texas affiliates have been working as one team but we held on to our different names. Our name change to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast reflects our unity, and the incredible care every staff person provides to women and men in need across the 418 miles of the Gulf Coast region from Bryan to New Orleans. We work to ensure that all women, men and teens have access to safe, affordable health care and accurate information. With a network of twelve health centers in Houston, Southeast Texas and Louisiana we help people get the health care they need so they can live and love the way they want to.
Founded
1956
Size
Giant
Children can . . .with TLC
The primary purpose of the Texas Lions Camp (TLC) is to provide a camp for physically disabled, hearing/vision impaired, and diabetic children from the State of Texas, regardless of race, religion, or national origin. Our goal is to provide an atmosphere wherein campers will learn the Can Do philosophy and be allowed to achieve maximum personal growth and self-esteem. The Texas Lions Camp was chartered in 1949 in response to the terrible polio epidemic that forever changed the lives of so many Texas children. Since that time, TLC has dynamically changed to include children who have all manner and types of physical disabilities, diabetes and cancer. Today, we are serving more children than at any other time in our history. Over 1,500 children per summer attend TLC.
Founded
1971
Size
Giant
Serving as the fundraising arm of the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
The Memorial Hermann Foundation serves as the fundraising arm of the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. Philanthropic support is a crucial source of funding that helps ensure Memorial Hermann's ongoing commitment and ability to provide critical programs and services to meet the community's growing healthcare needs. Memorial Hermann Healthcare System is a community-owned health care system with spiritual values, dedicated to providing high quality health services in order to improve the health of the people in Southeast Texas.
Founded
1983
Size
Large
Sharing the strength of our home
Since 1981, Ronald McDonald House Houston has been serving families with children undergoing treatment for life-threatening illnesses at Texas Medical Center institutions. We offer loving, home-like environments, where families can find support and share experiences with others, including in-hospital facilities and a freestanding 50-bedroom home for longer term stays. Ronald McDonald House Houston offers a home away from home providing care, compassion and hope to families with seriously ill children being treated in Texas Medical Center member institutions. We are proud to offer a safe and loving environment to all families of children facing a life threatening condition, including those in need of an organ transplant or fighting cancer.
Founded
1981
Size
Medium
Providing safe temporary living accommodations for critically ill children and their families.
The mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Antonio is to operate charitable facilities, which provide safe temporary living accommodations for critically ill children and their families while receiving medical treatment in the San Antonio, Texas area. The intent is to provide a home away from home where families in similar circumstances can interact and lend and receive mutual support. The Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Antonio will also support other causes that improve the lives of children in our community.
Founded
1982
Size
Tiny
Choose life every day
Alternatives Pregnancy Center exists to care for Denver-area women and men in pregnancy-related crises and offer them a meaningful alternative to abortion. Following the example of Christian love, we seek to meet emotional, physical and spiritual needs, enabling and encouraging women and men to choose life every day. Founded in 1982 as a faith-based organization, our goal is to counsel and live the gospel in front of one woman at a time and to preserve the life of one baby at a time. We offer women alternatives to abortion by providing practical care for them and their families through comprehensive education, counseling, material assistance, and referrals.
Founded
1983
Size
Small
Share the power of a wish
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since being founded in 1983, the chapter has granted more than 3,300 wishes to eligible Colorado children. The Foundation will consider the wish of any child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition who is between the ages of 2-1/2 and 18 and lives anywhere in the state of Colorado. The entire family is included in the child's magical wish. The wish is a time which provides joy, respite and family healing and is a time when the focus is not on the child's illness. The magic we provide by granting a wish gets the whole family out of the hospital and offers them a time of fun and togetherness.
Founded
1983
Size
Large
Keeping families close by providing a home away from home for families.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children and their families. For more than 31 years Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas has been providing a home- away-from-home for families with critically ill or injured children receiving treatment at Central Texas hospitals. Our family-centered care supports the healing process for children, reduces financial burdens for families, provides critical psycho-social support, enhances clinical outcomes and helps families resume normal activities more quickly. Through the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, RMHC CTX provides resources so families can stay together during a time of greatest need. The Happy Wheels Cart program brings items directly to families in the hospitals. The Healing Hearts program supports families who have lost children by providing financial burial assistance and bereavement counseling.
Founded
1986
Size
Large
The house that love built.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area provides a temporary home-away-from-home that serves and sustains families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at area hospitals, as well as providing support to other programs that assist children in our community. Children heal faster and cope better when surrounded by their loved ones. We have been helping families for over 20 years since a group of community leaders came together to open the Ronald McDonald House in Salt Lake City in 1988.
Founded
2003
Size
Small
Informing policy. Advancing health.
Colorado Health Institute (CHI) is a trusted and leading source of credible health information, data and analysis for Colorado health care leaders. CHI provides sophisticated, evidence-based information that can help policy-makers reach sound decisions. Our insight is used to inform policy, contribute to effective policy implementation and support state efforts to improve health. In addition to research, CHI serves as a nonpartisan health information resource for Colorado legislators. By staying “above the political fray,” CHI provides objective analysis that policymakers on both sides of the aisle can use to make evidence-based decisions.
Founded
1990
Size
Medium
Research. Education. Patient Care.
The Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) is THE charity of emergency physicians. Founded in 1972 by visionary leaders of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), EMF invests its funds to further emergency medicine research and education. The mission of EMF is to promote education and research that develops career emergency medicine researchers and improves patient care and provides the basis for effective health policy.
Founded
1991
Size
Large
Helping women now
The National Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1991 by breast cancer survivor, Janelle Hail. NBCF's mission is to help women now by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services. That's why NBCF provides free mammograms to women in all 50 states through our network of hospitals. We are now joining hands with people around the world to provide breast cancer education.
Founded
1996
Size
Small
Cancer support for the whole family, the whole time. It is our vision that no one should have to face cancer alone.
The mission of Cancer Support Community North Texas is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. Completely free of charge and nonprofit, Cancer Support Community offers support groups, networking groups, lectures, workshops and social events in a non-residential, home-like setting. Cancer Support Community is a place where people with cancer and their families and friends learn to live with cancer, and hopefully beyond it. It is their lifeline to strength, hope and guidance. The effects are often life-changing.
Founded
2002
Size
Small
Helping families fight, survive, and live with cancer
Founded in 2002, the mission of Miles Perret Cancer Services is to help families fight, survive, and live with cancer. Our mission is founded on the principle that life is sacred, and quality of life should not be forgotten or neglected, particularly when battling cancer. Many cancer patients and their families need the organized and deliberate support of a cancer services center invested in their welfare and healing. They need Miles Perret Cancer Services.
Founded
1982
Size
Medium
Dedicated to children with cancer
Founded in 1982, The Sunshine Kids Foundation adds quality of life to children with cancer by providing them with exciting, positive group activities, so they may once again do what Kids are meant to do . . . have fun and celebrate life! Young cancer patients participate in positive group activities which promote self-esteem, personal accomplishment and just plain old fashioned fun. Thousands of children from hospitals across the country have benefited from The Sunshine Kids Foundation's many programs and national and regional events. The Sunshine Kids continues, as it has since its inception, to provide all of its activities completely free of charge to the children, their families and hospitals.
Founded
1985
Size
Large
Share the power of a wish
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. The Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation is one of 65 chapters throughout the United States and its territories. The Foundation also includes 33 international affiliates spanning five continents. Since our chapter's inception in 1984, we have granted over 6,500 wishes.
Founded
1987
Size
Large
Connecting Knowledge...and Enhancing Lives.
The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) Foundation seeks to improve the lives of people who have sustained central nervous system damage through injury or disease. TIRR Foundation created, directs and funds Mission Connect, a collaborative neurotrauma research project. Mission Connect is focused on the discovery of preventions, treatments and cures for central nervous system damage caused by brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and neurodegenerative diseases. TIRR Foundation also supports youth programs including a summer camp and sports team for wheelchair dependent children. To aid with the rehabilitation of patients, TIRR Foundation provides funding to purchase critical equipment within one of Houston's premier rehabilitation outpatient clinics.
Founded
1986
Size
Tiny
Share the power of a wish
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has given hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. From our humble beginnings with one boy's wish to be a police officer, we've evolved into an organization that grants a child's wish in the United States and its territories every 40 minutes. We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Founded
1996
Size
Giant
Be part of the search
The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) was founded in 1996. Our mission is to strengthen disaster response in America by recruiting rescued dogs and partnering them with firefighters and other first responders to find people buried alive in the wreckage of disasters. We offer the professionally trained canines and an ongoing training program at no cost to fire departments. And we ensure lifetime care for every dog in our program: once rescued, these dogs never need to be rescued again. There are currently 73 SDF-trained Search Teams across the country, located in California, Florida, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, Utah and Baja California. Thanks to Mutual Aid Agreements between counties, cities and states, these precious, life-saving resources can be shared regionally and nationally.
Founded
1999
Size
Large
Providing high quality, affordable healthcare to all people regardless of their ability to pay.
The mission of Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics is to provide high quality, affordable, comprehensive healthcare to all people, regardless of their ability to pay, in an environment that fosters respect, compassion and dignity.
Founded
2001
Size
Medium
Help give a woman a new life.
Fistula Foundation funds treatment of obstetric fistula, a childbirth injury most commonly caused by obstructed labor in countries where women too often give birth at home, without access to trained medical help. Obstetric fistula renders a woman incontinent, which can ruin her life: her husband too often leaves and community too often abandons her because they cannot stand her smell. But, through the inexpensive fistula repair surgeries that Fistula Foundation donors help fund, which cost $586 on average, a woman's health is restored and her life is transformed. Founded in 2000, the Foundation is active in more than 20 countries and has supported nearly 18,000 surgeries, more fistula surgeries than any other nonprofit organization not receiving government funding.
Founded
1984
Size
Tiny
Share the Power of a Wish
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish Oregon formed in 1983. Since then, the Oregon chapter has granted more than 3,100 wishes to children in Oregon and Clark County, Washington. The Oregon chapter serves children, ages 2 ½ through 17. Wish kids and their families share in a magical interlude during difficult times of treatments, financial burdens and hospital stays. Healthcare providers see the remarkable impact of a wish on a child's response to treatment.THE IMPACT OF A WISH- 89% of doctors, nurses, social workers & child life specialists surveyed believe the wish experience positively influences wish kids' health.- 97% of parents said the wish experience strengthened their families.- 99% of parents and reported that the wish experience gave their children increased feelings of happiness.
Founded
1986
Size
Tiny
Because life matters
Founded in 1983, Life Network is a sanctity of human life ministry that impacts and transforms people with the love of Christ. Life Network's outreaches include the Colorado Springs Pregnancy Center, LifeSteps, Education for a Lifetime (EFL), and Bridges of Hope. These outreaches provide hope, education, encouragement and healing to many.
Founded
1991
Size
Medium
Accessible care for the underserved
Located in Littleton, Colorado, Doctors Care helps underserved children, adults and families receive the medical attention they need. Our dedicated board, staff, and partners have served more countless uninsured or underinsured patients since 1988 and continue to watch individual lives transform because of the work we do. Doctors Care provides access to affordable health care, through a coalition of health care providers, to the medically underserved in South Metro Denver. The Doctors Care Clinic operates five days per week providing sick- and well-care visits to children and young adults age 30 and under who need to be seen onsite by a physician assistant or volunteer physician.
Founded
1980
Size
Large
Home away from home; House that Love Built
Founded in 1982, Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico provides temporary affordable lodging and respite services to families with critically ill children. We offer unduplicated family programs directly improving the health and well being of children. Our collaborative approach works with a network of Albuquerque pediatric referrals helping families remain intact while accessing the healthcare their children urgently need. Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico provides comfort, care and a home away from home for families of children with medical needs.
Founded
1981
Size
Medium
Share the power of a wish
Make-A-Wish® Arizona grants the wishes of Arizona children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish Arizona is the founding Make-A-Wish® chapter, starting in Phoenix in 1980 with one little boy's wish to be a police officer. From these humble beginnings, Make-A-Wish was born. Make-A-Wish Arizona grants wishes to children who have been diagnosed by their doctor or medical physician as having a life-threatening medical condition and who are between 2 1/2 - 18 years of age at the time of referral. Each year, Make-A-Wish Arizona grants approximately 380 wishes to Arizona children and has granted more than 5,500 wishes to date (Spring 2017). Make-A-Wish Arizona's vision is to grant the wish of every eligible Arizona child. Studies have shown that wishes help children feel stronger, happier, and more willing to battle their illness.
Founded
1987
Size
Small
Trusted by Women & Families For Over 30 Years
The Crisis Pregnancy Centers of Greater Phoenix (CPC) was founded in 1982 with the vision of serving the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of women and families who are in crisis because of an unplanned pregnancy. Crisis Pregnancy Centers of Greater Phoenix is one of the largest & most comprehensive pregnancy resource services in the nation, with four clinics in the Phoenix area. The women, men, and teens served by CPC's trained staff and volunteer support team are offered factual information and education regarding pregnancy, abortion and its risks, and the alternative options and choices available to them, FREE of charge, in a caring, confidential and trusted environment.
Founded
1992
Size
Large
Prevention. Wellness. Research.
Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS is the largest clinical trial, education, behavioral health and nutrition support center dedicated to fighting HIV and AIDS in the Southwestern United States. Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS (formerly Body Positive) was founded in 1990 by Kirk Baxter. The Center's vision, "leading the fight against HIV and AIDS" is carried out through our mission of reducing infection, improving quality of life and contributing to worldwide research. Today, hundreds of thousands of people around the world are taking HIV- and AIDS-fighting drugs that earned Federal Drug Administration approval, thanks in part to the Center's clinical trials and biomedical research program.
Founded
1997
Size
Tiny
Restoring health and restoring lives
Organized by a group of volunteer healthcare professionals, The Neighborhood Christian Clinic exists simply to: provide medical and dental healthcare services to the uninsured, underserved community, share the Gospel and love of Jesus Christ with interested patients and colleagues, and train and equip healthcare professionals to respectfully share the Gospel and love of Jesus Christ in their daily practice.
Founded
1999
Size
Medium
Inform. Prevent. Support.
The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) is the oldest and largest national patient advocacy organization dedicated to ending the suffering caused by colorectal cancer. In order to increase rates of screening and survivorship, the CCA provides patient support, public education, supports research and conducts advocacy work across America. The CCA offers information and support from the first-hand experience of survivors and others whose lives have been touched by this disease. Today, the CCA provides information and services to hundreds of thousands each year. We have multiple programs designed to both assist those affected by the disease as well as raise awareness to improve screening rates. The growth and success of the organization is due in large part to caring volunteers who devote considerable time, skill and energy to achieving CCA's vision.
Founded
2002
Size
Small
Restoring Hope. Transforming Lives.
HopeKids provides ongoing events & activities and a powerful, unique support community for families who have a child with cancer or some other life-threatening medical condition. We surround these remarkable children and their families with the message that hope can be a powerful medicine.
Founded
1970
Size
Medium
Promoting responsible sexual behavior
Planned Parenthood Association of Utah is committed to providing accurate information to individuals of all ages concerning the emotional and physical aspects of human sexual behavior and reproduction; providing affordable, high quality reproductive health care services; and protecting and advocating for the rights of individuals to understand and manage their own reproductive lives. Since 1970, Planned Parenthood Association of Utah has established a reputation in our community as a premier provider of quality family planning, education and reproductive health care for all Utah residents. To this day, it is still PPAU's mission to promote responsible sexual behavior and to reduce the physical, emotional and social costs of unplanned and unwanted pregnancy. With this in mind PPAU now operates nine health care centers and has many contract rural providers throughout Utah.
Founded
1998
Size
Large
Healthcare for the homeless
Founded in 1988, the Fourth Street Clinic is dedicated to providing high-quality primary health care and support services to people currently living without a home. To ensure high-quality care, Fourth Street offers a variety of health care and support services, operates 10 specialty clinics and works with 210 off-site specialists. Health insurance is not required and there are no fees for any services. Fourth Street Clinic's medical providers work closely with a committed client service team to coordinate referrals to our on-site specialty clinics and off-site specialists as well as to eligibility and social workers, temporary and permanent housing programs, drug treatment centers, nursing homes, diabetic counseling and nutrition education.
Founded
1948
Size
Giant
Providing high-quality, affordable reproductive health care for women, men and teens
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest (PPGNW) was formed in November, 2008 with the merger of Planned Parenthood's of Alaska, Idaho, and Western Washington, creating the largest geographic affiliate in Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Today, PPGNW is the region's leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate. We believe everyone has the right to choose when or whether to have a child, and that every child should be wanted and loved. PPGNW operates health centers in Alaska, Idaho, and western Washington, providing medical services and sexuality education for thousands of women, men, and teenagers each year.
Founded
1981
Size
Giant
More than a place to stay
At Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Western Washington & Alaska (RMHC), we support seriously ill children and their families. At the Seattle Ronald McDonald House, we provide a "home-away-from-home" to help families through a difficult time. We also provide a van service for families staying in Anchorage while their children receive medical care.
Founded
1986
Size
Small
Share the power of a wish
Since 1986, Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington has granted wishes to more than 6,200 children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Currently, more than 500 children are awaiting their wishes and that's just the beginning. One in five kids are not being referred to our program because they don't know about us. We need your help. You can help wish kids rise above their illnesses. A life-threatening diagnosis is devastating for wish kids and their families. Wishes are a way to combat that. The benefits of a wish are tangible. For some, a wish is incentive to comply with their treatments so they can get healthy enough to experience their wish. For others, it's a distraction and something positive to look forward to. You are the key to Make-A-Wish meeting the opportunities that lie ahead. If you stand with us, every eligible child can receive the renewal of a wish experience.
Founded
1991
Size
Giant
Advancing and supporting healthcare and research
The purpose of the Virginia Mason Health System is to advance and support the healthcare and research missions of the Virginia Mason Medical Center and Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason. The Health System achieves this purpose through governance oversight of both organizations and development support provided by its division the Virginia Mason Foundation. In 2007, the activities of the Health System helped to support 73,989 patient stays in the Medical Center, 813,142 out-patient visits to the Medical Center and the Research Institute's conduct of $18.2 million of sponsored research for the purpose of advancing the health of the Medical Center patients.
Founded
1999
Size
Large
The Right Treatment Changes Everything
SIGN Fracture Care International is a humanitarian organization that is responding to the need to provide orthopaedic treatment to trauma victims in developing countries. We focus on the poorest countries where the epidemic of road traffic and other accidents cause the most disability and loss of lives. We alleviate this burden by providing the local surgeons with the training and medical implants they need to properly treat the patients that they serve. It is through the hands and minds of the local surgeons that we can promote healing, restore health, and provide hope to the trauma victims and their families.
Founded
2000
Size
Medium
Providing comfort, hope and healing to children and families affected by grief and addiction.
The mission of The Moyer Foundation is to provide comfort, hope and healing to children and families affected by grief and addiction. Founded in 2000 by MLB, World Series-winning All-Star pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife Karen, The Moyer Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.The Moyer Foundation created and supports three free signature programs: - Camp Erin® for children ages 6-17 grieving the loss of someone close to them - Camp Mariposa® for children ages 9-12 who live in a home with someone struggling with addiction- The Moyer Foundation Resource Center, which provides additional support for children and families The Moyer Foundation brings together a wide network of community partners who host camp programs, raise awareness, and share in the mission of helping children experiencing grief and family addiction. Funds for programs and initiatives are raised through special events, corporate partnerships, government, and individual donations.
Founded
1991
Size
Giant
Providing power, potential, and promise for Doernbecher Children's Hospital

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The Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation exists to secure private philanthropic support for Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Oregon's premier pediatric health center. The foundation raises funds from individuals, companies, foundations and organizations, and invests and manages gifts in accordance with donors' wishes. Doernbecher Children's Hospital provides the region's widest range of children's health care services and serves as the primary center for OHSU pediatric programs. As part of Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon's only academic health center, Doernbecher offers patients exceptional primary care and access to the region's most advanced treatments. In addition Doernbecher is Oregon's primary teaching hospital. Its staff educates tomorrow's pediatric specialists.

Founded
1982
Size
Large
Providing a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill and injured children
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington provides a "home away from home" for families with seriously ill children, and supports initiatives to improve pediatric health. During their visit, guests stay in comfortable and lovingly decorated private rooms where they can get a peaceful night's rest, knowing their child is close by. Volunteers arrive daily to offer support by greeting guests with a smile, cleaning, and cooking. By providing a setting in which families connect with other families, and children can meet other children going though a similar experience, our houses ease the isolation of what can be a stressful and frightening time.
Founded
1999
Size
Small
Meeting the primary health needs of the underserved
The Volunteers In Medicine Clinic is a community-based organization dedicated to meeting the primary health needs of the underserved in the greater Eugene and Springfield metropolitan area. The essence of this philosophy is to optimize the healing environment and improve outcomes for the medically underserved in our community. The structure and process of the clinic is based on people's needs, viewed from a holistic perspective, recognizing the dignity of each individual. We aim to give voice to the population we serve. The clinic has close working relationships with other agencies and institutions, and assists clients in affiliating with other care providers. We emphasize health education and prevention.
Founded
1964
Size
Giant
Providing a range of reproductive and general health services
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (PPMM) is the largest Planned Parenthood affiliate in the U.S., providing medical and education services to more than 250,000 people annually at our 32 health center locations in 42 counties in mid-California and northern Nevada.PPMM was formed by a series of mergers of Planned Parenthood affiliates and independent health centers during the 1990s. The affiliate's name was chosen to reflect a service area that stretches from the sea (mar) through the mountains (monte).Health services include birth control, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, prenatal care, abortion, adult general care, breast and cervical cancer screening, pediatrics and well-baby care as well as testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, HIV testing, and sterilization.Our mission is to ensure that every individual has the knowledge, opportunity, and freedom to make every child a wanted child and every family a healthy family.
Founded
1971
Size
Tiny
Working for a healthy California
Community Health Charities of California supports health charities fighting life-threatening illnesses. Contributions assist work with hospice programs, Alzheimer's, cancer, AIDS, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, and others. Established in 1971, Community Health Charities of California raises funds through workplace-giving campaigns to support the local California chapters of over 50 national and regional member health charities. Community Health Charities of California makes no decisions as to which charities receive funding. The donors determine which of our member charities receive money by means of donor designations.
Founded
1991
Size
Tiny
Promoting healthy sexual behaviors and relationships.
The American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) promotes the sexual health of individuals, families and communities by advocating sound policies and practices and educating the public, professionals and policy makers, in order to foster healthy sexual behaviors and relationships and prevent adverse health outcomes. Founded in 1914, our services today provide us the opportunity to make a difference in the health, economic standards and quality of life of people and communities nationwide. ASHA specializes in communications outreach to the public, patients, press, providers, and policy makers by developing and delivering sensitive health information.
Founded
1980
Size
Giant
Give the gift of health.
John Muir Health is dedicated to improving the lives of the communities we serve with quality and compassion. The mission of John Muir Health Foundation is to inspire and steward philanthropic support for all programs, services and facilities of John Muir Health. Charitable gifts provide vital funding for life-saving medical equipment, advances in technology, clinical research, community health programs and health services for those in need.
Founded
1981
Size
Giant
Providing temporary housing to families of seriously ill children
Founded in 1981, Family House provides temporary housing to families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Qualifying families live more than 50 miles from San Francisco, and many live at or below the low-income status as determined by UCSF. At our new location in Mission Bay, The Nancy and Stephen Grand Family House, we provide housing for 80 families, sustaining a nearly a 100% occupancy rate and can accommodate 240 people per night. At Family House, we work tirelessly to provide families with children undergoing treatment at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital a place they can feel at home - a place of comfort, community, and courage.
Founded
1981
Size
Tiny
Embrace Enlighten Empower
The Crisis Pregnancy Centers of Tucson Inc., operating as Hands of Hope Tucson, provides emotional, physical and spiritual support for pregnant women in crisis. The Hands of Hope Tucson is a Christ-Centered Ministry dedicated to protecting the unborn; providing for those facing crisis pregnancies and post abortion trauma; and promoting sexual abstinence until marriage. We provide pregnancy testing and counseling on abortion alternatives, maternal support (including clothes, furniture, and layette items), and child care. Our foundational values are a belief in the sanctity of human life; the dignity of women and motherhood; the irreplaceable value of fatherhood, the gospel of Jesus Christ and the soundness of sexual purity, marriage and family.
Founded
1984
Size
Tiny
Time, Space, & Support.
Support Circle is a medical clinic and counseling center dedicated to providing time, space and support to women in unintended pregnancies. Our focus is on helping women make healthy, well-informed choices in line with their own beliefs and values. Our clients love our relational approach built on respect, trust and confidentiality.
Founded
1985
Size
Medium
The House that Love Built
The Ronald McDonald House of San Francisco (RMH-SF) provides a safe haven for critically ill children and their families. Our caring staff and volunteers have been helping families since opening our doors in 1989. The RMH-SF provides temporary housing, home-cooked meals and supportive services for families while their children receive specialized treatment in a San Francisco hospital. The House offers a home-like environment where family members find comfort through supportive staff, volunteers and other families in similar situations. Families are stronger when they are together, and their presence helps a sick child heal faster and cope better. While we cannot make medicine taste better or take away painful treatments, we can help lessen the burden and ensure families have the stability and resources to get and keep their child healthy and happy.
Founded
1996
Size
Medium
Ending family homelessness
Homeless Prenatal Program (HPP) joins with families to help them recognize their strengths and trust in their capacity to transform their lives to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty by seizing the motivating opportunity created by pregnancy and parenthood. HPP works with individuals but also addresses the larger issues in society to create change; HPP is committed to fight against racism, poverty, sexism and homophobia and all forms of oppression. Some of our services include: housing assistance; prenatal and parenting education program that teaches women about pregnancy and birth and how to raise a healthy child; on-the-job paid internship; community technology center; ESL classes; mental health services for parents and children; substance abuse services; family violence prevention services; and immigration support services.
Founded
1993
Size
Small
Bridging the Healthcare Gap
Operation Access is committed to helping low-income, uninsured people receive the surgical and specialty care they need but cannot afford. We are also committed to providing meaningful local volunteer opportunities for medical professionals, and dedicated to restoring our patients' ability to earn a living, to care for their families, and to enjoy healthy lives. Operation Access brings healing and hope to people in need, and demonstrates that the impulse for doing good works is alive and well in the Bay Area medical community.
Founded
1997
Size
Medium
Providing the gift of time to children who face life-limiting illnesses, and to their families
George Mark Children's House is a unique facility that provides the gift of time to children - and their families - who face life-limiting illnesses with care that is comprehensive, compassionate and leading-edge. We offer four main forms of care: Respite care (round-the-clock), transitional care, pain and symptom management, and end-of-life care for children with lifespan-limiting illnesses and their families. Additional services include ongoing support and bereavement programs. All services are guided by the principles of pediatric palliative care, which aims to relieve suffering associated with chronic, life-limiting conditions by providing comfort care, preserving the dignity and integrity of the child and family, and achieving the best quality of life possible, defined in partnership with the family and consistent with each family's culture and values.
Founded
1998
Size
Small
Advocating for Health Equity
The California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN) is a multicultural statewide advocacy organization that works to improve the health of communities of color. Our policy center highlights ongoing policy efforts to improve the health of communities of color. Our events bring our communities together to share information and provide a forum to develop a unified agenda to advance health equity. Our race & ethnicity data collects the most up-to-date studies and statistics on the health of our communities and the inequities we experience. CPEHN works to build a unified, inclusive movement to achieve health equity, and has been instrumental in establishing and leading statewide coalitions.
Founded
1999
Size
Medium
So all families can thrive.
Forward Together is a multi-racial organization that works with community leaders and organizations to transform culture and policy to catalyze social change. Our mission is to ensure that women, youth and families have the power and resources they need to reach their full potential. By developing strong leaders, building networks across communities, and implementing innovative campaigns, we are making our mission a reality.
Founded
1959
Size
Medium
Loan of medical equipment
The Convalescent Aid Society is a non-profit organization in continuous operation since 1923, dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley, including Burbank, Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge, through the free loan of durable medical equipment for in-home use. Convalescent Aid Society is dedicated to improving the quality of life, restoring and prolonging mobility, promoting continued independence and autonomy and championing sustainable and cost effective re-use, repair and recycling of durable medical equipment.
Founded
1965
Size
Giant
Promoting family planning and healthy, responsible reproductive and sexual behavior
The mission of Planned Parenthood California Central Coast: As the most trusted provider of reproductive health care, we promote the ability of all individuals to lead fulfilled lives, build healthy families, and make informed decisions through high-quality health services, education, and advocacy.
Founded
1966
Size
Giant
Care. No matter what.
The mission of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA) is to provide convenient and affordable access to a comprehensive range of quality reproductive health care and sexual health information, through patient services, education and advocacy. PPLA has three focus areas: health services, education and advocacy. As the largest private provider of reproductive care in Los Angeles County, PPLA provided affordable, compassionate care to more than 136,000 women, men and teens in fiscal year 2011-2012. PPLA's community education and outreach programs deliver sexuality and family planning education to more than 40,000 students, parents and other community members per year. PPLA works to involve people and impact decision-makers in the fight to secure and protect access to a full range of quality reproductive health care services.
Founded
1996
Size
Giant
Building a better Los Angeles one family at a time
The Saban Community Clinic in collaboration with strategic partners, provides dependable and affordable quality health care and human services in a caring environment for the underserved and those who are most vulnerable. We serve men, women and children of all ages in the Los Angeles area without regard to race, creed, ethnic background or sexual orientation. Our patients are the uninsured, the working poor, the homeless, runaway and high-risk youth, and others who are unable to access affordable health care and human services.
Founded
1971
Size
Small
Producing Healing Arts That Enrich Lives
HHV's primary mission is to enrich the lives of veterans and military personnel. Healing arts and crafts provide a therapeutic experience for all veterans including those who are hospitalized, in shelters, in convalescent homes and those undergoing therapy for a wide range of physical and mental challenges. The kits, provided free of charge to the veteran, often become a part of the patient's treatment plan, giving them a creative outlet along with tangible therapeutic and rehabilitation benefits. The kits improve fine motor skills, cognitive functioning, memory improvement, anger issues and dexterity. We work to involve the public in meeting this mission through a broad education outreach program, HHV's therapeutic programs and provide a meaningful way for individuals, corporations or other nonprofit organizations to help wounded or disabled veterans, military patients and their families rebuild their lives.
Founded
1977
Size
Large
To provide free, quality health care to people in need
The mission of Venice Family Clinic (VFC) is to provide free, quality health care to people in need. Launched in 1970 by volunteer physicians Philip Rossman, MD, founder, and Mayer B. Davidson, MD, co-founder, the Clinic first operated in space borrowed from a small, store-front dental office after normal business hours. Today, VFC provides comprehensive primary health care and a range of specialty care and supportive services at eight service sites. These include medical, mental health, chronic disease management, prenatal care, early childhood development, health education and wellness, case management, dental and vision care and lab and pharmacy operations. Each year the Clinic serves about 25,000 low-income, uninsured and homeless men, women and children in nearly 89,000 medical visits in addition to 3,200 dental, 7,500 mental health and 7,800 health education visits.
Founded
1978
Size
Giant
Hoag Promise, Our Campaign to Lead, Innovate & Transform
Hoag Hospital Foundation advances the mission of Hoag through meaningful and inspirational philanthropic partnerships. Hoag Hospital Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hoag, is an integral partner in Hoag's vision to become a trusted and nationally recognized health care leader. Under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors, the Foundation launched Hoag Promise, Our Campaign to Lead, Innovate &Transform with a goal of $627 million by 2020. Comprehensive in the truest sense of the word, the Hoag Promise Campaign encompasses every institute, center and specialty area of Hoag and includes programs, innovation opportunities, research, technology, facilities and staff to drive Hoag's continued clinical leadership, innovative spirit and transformative potential.
Founded
1985
Size
Giant
100 Years of Care and Discovery
City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope's main hospital is located in Duarte, Calif., just northeast of Los Angeles, with clinics in Antelope Valley and South Pasadena. It is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics. For more information, visit www.cityofhope.org
Founded
1985
Size
Small
Arranging free air transportation in response to health care and other compelling human needs
Founded in 1983, Angel Flight West (AFW) arranges free air transportation in response to health care and other compelling human needs. AFW links volunteer pilots in private aircraft with people in need whose health care and other circumstances require them to travel to and from facilities throughout the13 Western states. Our volunteer pilots donate the costs of all flights. There is never a charge for at mission. When weather or other conditions keep our pilots on the ground, we do our best to arrange alternate transportation, such as flights donated by Alaska Airlines. or by purchasing tickets through our Passenger Assistance Fund. In addition to medical flights, we arrange transportation for other humanitarian purposes: children and families escaping domestic violence; injured soldiers taking part in therapeutic programs offered by veterans' organizations; and prospective parents hoping to adopt. In short, a wide variety of missions fall under "other compelling human needs".
Founded
1998
Size
Medium
A new economy for all
Founded in 1993, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) is committed to building a new economy that restores the American dream of fair wages and benefits in return for hard work. We believe that jobs in growing industries which cannot be exported, including those in the fast-growing service sector, must serve as the foundation for rebuilding a strong and vibrant middle class. LAANE has created an exciting new model for improving the lives of working men and women and building healthy communities. LAANE came to prominence by leading the effort to pass one of the country's first living wage laws, raising wages for 10,000 workers.
Founded
1996
Size
Medium
increasing access to mobility for those in need
According to the World Health Organization, there are at least 59 million people in the world who need a wheelchair but don't have one. Founded in 1996, UCP Wheels for Humanity (UCP Wheels) provides appropriately fitted wheelchairs and quality of life services to children and adults with physical disabilities in developing countries. The organization also serves as an advocate and capacity-building partner to local organizations, so we can build sustainable, community-based systems that create long-term change. Over the course of its 17-year history UCP Wheels has worked in over 70 countries and touched the lives of more than 313,300 people. UCP Wheels also benefits from the efforts of more than 300 volunteers annually, and in addition to monetary contributions, gratefully accepts used wheelchairs and other mobility equipment.
Founded
1999
Size
Tiny
Together we are greater than AIDS
Founded in May of 1999, the Black AIDS Institute is the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on Black people. The Institute's mission is to stop the AIDS pandemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront HIV. The Institute interprets public and private sector HIV policies, conducts trainings, offers technical assistance, disseminates information and provides advocacy mobilization from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view.
Founded
1965
Size
Giant
Providing the resources necessary for Children's Hospital of Orange County and CHOC at Mission
The CHOC Foundation for children exists to generate community awareness and resources for Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) and CHOC at Mission, supporting specific strategies that underscore the hospitals' local and national leadership in prevention, treatment and research programs. CHOC Foundation for Children's fundraising activities are guided by six philanthropic aspirations: to provide quality medical care for all children; to treat chronic and catastrophic illnesses; to emphasize illness and injury prevention; to support the well-being of children; to achieve medical breakthroughs; and to serve as a community leader and partner in the care of children.
Founded
1966
Size
Giant
Empowering people to make informed choices
Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties provides essential reproductive health care, nutrition services, and education programs to more than 160,000 local women and men, regardless of their personal circumstances or ability to pay. We've been building healthy communities since 1965 with the most sophisticated instrument in medicine: accurate information that can help people make the best decisions about their health.
Founded
1985
Size
Small
Share the power of a wish
Incorporated late in 1982, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hawaii, is the thirteenth of 66 chapters in 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Territory of Guam, that comprise the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. We grant the wishes of children in Hawaii with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Our purpose is to grant the wish of each child between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 who has a life-threatening medical condition (i.e., a progressive, degenerative or malignant medical condition that has placed the child's life in jeopardy). The first Hawaii wish was granted in 1984. Now, 25 years later, more than 700 wishes have been completed.