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Founded
1990
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Creating solutions for homelessness, hunger, and poverty
The mission of Preble Street is to provide accessible barrier-free services to empower people experiencing problems with homelessness, housing, hunger, and poverty, and to advocate for solutions to these problems. In 1975 Preble Street was founded as a neighborhood center to involve and empower homeless and low-income residents. As ideas for a more unified community resource center emerged, Preble Street launched a unique collaborative partnership of private and public agencies working together to meet the immediate and long-term needs of the homeless and low-income residents of Greater Portland, consolidating three soup kitchens, a food pantry, the City of Portland Homeless Healthcare Clinic, a day shelter, social services, a housing location program, and a homelessness prevention program.
Founded
1942
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Large
A Positive Force in this Community
YMCA of Greater Nashua exists to instill values and provide opportunities for lifelong personal growth and the development of a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. The YMCA of Greater Nashua operates four facilities (Nashua YMCA, Merrimack YMCA, Camp Sargent, and Camp Spaulding). The primary program and service areas are: Child Care, Camping, Youth Sports, Teen Leadership, Health & Wellness, Aquatics, Dance and the Arts. The YMCA of Greater Nashua offers over 325 different programs to serve our local communities. We also offer a financial aid program, Y Cares, which allows individuals and families the ability to belong and participate in any Y program for a fee – based on their income level and family size.
Founded
1981
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Medium
Providing services to seniors of North Carroll County
The Gibson Center for Senior Services has provided services to senior citizens of Northern Carroll County since 1979. Our goal is to enable seniors to remain in their homes, while maintaining a high level of independence and quality of life through the offering of an evolving array of programs and services. Our programs are designed to serve the needs of these active and passive senior residents through nutrition programs (home delivery, congregate meals and nutrition education), transportation programs for the elderly and disabled to help meet their daily living needs, social and educational programs to enable them to stay actively involved in their communities with purpose and dignity, and referral and networking programs with related community service agencies.
Founded
2002
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Small
Delivering warm sleepwear & nurturing books to children in need
Founded in 2001, Pajama Program's mission is to provide a loving environment for children who have lived through a great deal of hurt in their young lives to give them hope for a better tomorrow. The program identifies key institutions in major cities in the U.S. and other countries where children are living temporarily as they wait and hope for adoption. It is to the children in these circumstances and temporary living quarters that the pajamas are delivered with love an affection.
Founded
1926
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Giant
A place of hope for children and families since 1894
New England Kurn Hattin Homes was founded in 1894 by Reverend Charles Albert Dickinson, who believed that young children in need or orphans could be cared for in a nurturing rural setting rather than the urban childcare institution which existed at the time. Today our mission and commitment to provide services to children and families are as strong as they were when the initial seeds were planted. Kurn Hattin is a charitable home and school dedicated to helping children grow up to become happy, productive members of society. Our program is uniquely qualified to address the complex issues of family values and children in need and at risk. Some 105 boys and girls, ages five to fifteen, and staff members form the Kurn Hattin community.Mission Statement: Kurn Hattin Homes transforms the lives of children and their families forever.
Founded
1991
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Tiny
A Nonprofit Community Enterprise
In 1991 in Burlington, Vermont, ReCycle North began an innovative program of repairing and reselling household items that otherwise would have gone to the dump. Out of that founding vision, more than 750 people have received job training and skills essential to gainful employment, 10,000 low-income people have received needed household goods and building materials, more than 10,000 tons of materials have been kept from the landfill, and 50 people now have secure employment through income earned largely from this social enterprise. ReCycle North changed it's name to ReSOURCE in 2009 and continues to meet community and individual needs through education and job skills training, environmental stewardship, and economic opportunities.
Founded
2002
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Small
We remain committed to helping children heal.
Our mission statement, educating to end the cycle of domestic violence and save lives, speaks to our commitment and focus to help children that are victims and witnesses of domestic violence to navigate a difficult path. In the late 1990's, Joe and Ali Torre attended a life-changing seminar that proved to be a turning point for Joe, prompting him to begin speaking openly about his childhood experience with domestic violence. Growing more aware that millions of children live with violence in their homes, Joe and Ali were moved to act. As they gained the understanding and knowledge that too many of our children are afraid, unaware of how to ask for help, and suffer the same debilitating fear that he and his family had, Joe and Ali founded the Safe At Home Foundation in 2002, and since then we have reached over 60,000 youth, with 13 sites that are located in New York, California, and New Jersey.
Founded
2003
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Tiny
Education, Empowerment, Enterprise
Adelante Mujeres educates and empowers Latina women and their families through holistic programs that ensure their full participation and active leadership in the community. As our organization continues to grow, our programs and services have expanded to serve Latino youth, children, and men as well as women, especially through our microenterprise and agriculture services and the Forest Grove Farmers Market. At Adelante Mujeres, we endeavor to strengthen Latino families as a whole because we believe a strong community requires the inclusion of everyone.
Founded
1942
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Large
Eliminating racism, empowering women
Founded in 1867, YWCA Boston was the first YWCA in the United States, established by leaders in the abolition and suffrage movement to address critical social justice issues of the time. Today, YWCA Boston intends to incrementally reduce systemic racial and gender disparities and improve social cohesion in Boston neighborhoods where health, educational and safety inequities are most significant. YWCA Boston is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Founded
1938
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Giant
We are for Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.
The YMCA of Greater Boston is dedicated to improving the health of mind, body and spirit of individuals and families in our communities. We welcome men and women, boys and girls of all incomes, faiths and cultures. We provide childcare and after-school programs for more than 3,300 children each school day in greater Boston. We provide affordable and accessible programs to more than 100,000 children, teens, adults and seniors every year, thanks to nearly 1,500 employees, 550 summer teen employees and 1,500 dedicated volunteers. We help 4,000 individuals a year from 35 countries learn to participate in our community and the local economy through English as a Second Language and job training programs.
Founded
2002
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Small
Strengthening and enriching lives
The Athol Area YMCA is committed to strengthening and enriching the lives of all individuals, families and our community through quality programs and services that build healthy spirit, mind and body. The Y will serve a cornerstone in our communities providing values-based programs and services for youth and adults designed to develop healthy lifestyles, delivered in a welcoming environment by committed staff and volunteers.
Founded
1953
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Tiny
Inspiring Achievement. Strengthening Communities.
Since 1875, East End House is a dynamic community center which works to meet community needs through innovative programs that support families and individuals of every age and ability. Our innovative and outcome-driven programs support families and individuals through evidence-based curriculum that prepares preschoolers for Kindergarten and gives school age and middle school youth the skills to become successful adults. Programming supports the whole family with comprehensive services like the Food Pantry, Community Workshops, Parent Education and Senior Programming.
Founded
1959
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Small
Impacting the lives of 2000 individuals each year from infants to nonagenarians
Founded in 1907, The South Boston Neighborhood House impacts the lives of 2000 individuals each year from infants to nonagenarians. Our focus is families and our five program and service areas, Early Education & Care Preschool, School Age Programs, Education & Career Development, Senior Programs and Family Engagement, are designed to work together to strengthen the fabric of family and community life through education and opportunity. The South Boston Neighborhood House is the oldest continually operating human service agency in South Boston, and the community's only independent multi-service provider. As an independent and stand-alone agency, South Boston Neighborhood House can be flexible, rapid in our response to community needs and at the forefront of community issues.
Founded
1968
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Tiny
Serving the South shore since 1947
Founded in 1947, Interfaith Social Services is dedicated to improving life for South Shore families and individuals in need. Our unique approach relies on a team of volunteers, donors and community partners to deliver compassionate, client-centered programs focused on hunger, mental health and emergency assistance.
Founded
1934
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Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
For 145 years the YMCA of Central Massachusetts, formerly the YMCA of Greater Worcester, has been building strong kids, strong families and strong communities. Originally chartered to improve the spiritual and mental condition of young men, the YMCA has evolved, but the basic mission, rooted in Judeo-Christian principles, has remained. From its first permanent home in downtown Worcester, constructed in 1886, the organization has grown and now serves more than 30,000 men, women, boys and girls annually throughout its 40 town service area. Committed to affecting positive change, the YMCA has been recognized for its efforts in the areas of character development, teen programs, homelessness, neighborhood revitalization, international partnerships and summer camps.
Founded
1971
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Large
Live united
The United Way of Pioneer Valley mobilizes people and resources to strengthen our communities. We envision a thriving, caring region where individuals have opportunities to realize their human potential, are economically self-sufficient and contribute collectively to improve the quality of life in their communities. United Way targets its strategies at those critical passages in people's lives that determine what the future will hold for them as individuals and for their families and communities. This approach maximizes United Way's effectiveness, because it allows us to improve lives not just in the short term, and not just on the surface, but in a lasting and meaningful way that benefits the entire region.
Founded
1974
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Giant
Ending homelessness in Boston
Pine Street Inn works to be a community of respect and hope for each guest it serves; to be a resource through which neighbors and friends can help to meet the basic needs of others; and to serve as a national leader in the fight to end homelessness. Our services include permanent supportive housing, emergency and transitional shelter, over 3,000 prepared meals served each day, street outreach, job training, and mental health support and substance abuse treatment. Founded in 1969, Pine Street Inn serves more than 1,300 homeless individuals daily and 10,000 annually, providing the full spectrum of services to help men and women reach their highest level of independence and get back to a place they can call home.
Founded
1982
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Medium
Standing up for those left behind.
Founded in 1979, Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS) provides vital social, health and community services to alleviate suffering, enhance lives and support people in need. Guided by the Jewish tradition of social responsibility and compassion, we are dedicated to: supporting people of all ages and backgrounds, treating people with dignity and compassion, helping people achieve and sustain healthy lives and independence, providing culturally relevant services and collaborating with community partners to broaden our impacts.
Founded
1989
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Giant
The Voice for Health Care Consumers
The Families USA Foundation dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans. Working at the national, state, and community levels, we manage a grassroots advocates' network of organizations and individuals working for the consumer perspective. We act as a watchdog over government actions affecting health care, alerting consumers to changes and helping them have a say in the development of policy. We conduct public information campaigns about the concerns of health care consumers and serve as a consumer clearinghouse for information about the health care system.
Founded
1983
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Small
The journey out of poverty includes homes, jobs, education. 'Love' is an action word.
Founded in 1981, Wellspring House empowers individuals and families to live more secure lives through basic needs assistance, education and job training. Our basic needs assistance program provides emergency shelter for families, housing search assistance for families living in motels, emergency homeless prevention funding and guidance, assistance for recently homeless families, permanent homes for 11 low-income people at our lodging house, and advocacy for affordable housing and issues related to homelessness. Wellspring House also offers education and job training opportunities through curriculums that are designed to make sure that adult students can access information in different learning styles, and respectful of the adult learner.
Founded
1981
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Tiny
Building Healthy Communities By Ending Domestic Violence
REACH Beyond Domestic Violence is building healthy communities by ending domestic violence. We are committed to advancing the safety, healing and empowerment of those who experience domestic or relationship violence through direct services and education while promoting social justice for individuals and families of all backgrounds. Our name, REACH (Refuge, Education, Advocacy, CHange) reflects our commitment to providing individuals and communities with the resources and tools necessary to heal from abuse and prevent future violence.
Founded
1983
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Small
A food pantry serving the Hampshire County community
The Northampton Survival Center is an emergency food pantry that provides low-income individuals and families in 18 communities in Hampshire County with free food, clothing, personal care items, and referrals for emergency assistance. From its two locations in Northampton and Goshen, the Center distributes over 650,000 pounds of food each year. From its Hilltown Pantry in Goshen, the NSC distributes another 40,000 pounds of food each year in the nine northern hilltowns. All together, from its two locations, the NSC distributes about 2,500 pounds of food in nutritionally-balanced food boxes every weekday.
Founded
1986
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Tiny
Dedicated to providing short-term emergency assistance to families and individuals on the Lower Cape
Founded in 1984, the mission of the Lower Cape Outreach Council is to provide emergency assistance of food clothing and financial support to individuals and families in Brewster, Chatham, Eastham, Harwich, Orleans, Provincetown, Truro and Wellfleet which will lead to healthy, productive and self-sustaining lives as part of the Cape Cod community. We also run Katy's Korner, a free clothing store in Orleans, where qualified clients from each of these 8 towns may come and receive quality clothing and bedding.
Founded
1989
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Tiny
Together for all.
The Irish International Immigrant Center assists immigrants from Ireland and from around the world as they integrate into American society, and with partner organizations, promotes reconciliation in Ireland. We are a vibrant welcome center that provides legal, wellness and education services, advocates for systemic change, and facilitates cross-cultural community building. Our vision is of a shared society where all people are welcomed and valued and enjoy equal opportunities, and protections.
Founded
1992
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Medium
The St. Boniface Haiti Foundation is dedicated to providing essential health services to the people of Southern Haiti.
Founded in 1983, the St. Boniface Haiti Foundation is committed to helping the poorest of the poor in rural Haiti. Through a variety of health care, education and community development initiatives, the organization creates a model of successful, sustainable development that empowers local leadership and that can be replicated throughout the country. Its mission is as follows:The St. Boniface Haiti Foundation is dedicated to providing essential health services to the people of Southern Haiti, especially the most vulnerable. We are committed to building a comprehensive, efficient, and resilient health system that provides high quality care. We believe that ensuring access to life-saving and life-changing health services is a critical component to building strong and productive communities. Through its hospital, a satellite clinic, and mobile clinics, St. Boniface reaches more than 65,000 patients a year.
Founded
1991
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Small
A Christian ministry of loving service and education
My Brother's Keeper is committed to providing furniture household items ancillary services and food to the needy individuals and families who seek assistance in the communities of southeastern Massachusetts. Our mission is "To bring the Love and Hope of Jesus Christ to those we serve." The agency provided and delivered food to over 3600 families as well as provided food to local food pantries.
Founded
1991
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Medium
Providing support for the children of targeted progressive activists and targeted activist youth
The Rosenberg Fund for Children (RFC) was established to provide for the educational and emotional needs of children whose parents have suffered because of their progressive activities and who, therefore, are no longer able to provide fully for their children. The RFC also provides grants for the educational and emotional needs of targeted activist youth. The RFC defines targeted as someone who as a result of his or her activism, has: lost a job; suffered physical or mental injury or disability; been harassed or discriminated against; been imprisoned; or died. The RFC was founded in 1990 by Robert Meeropol, who was orphaned at age six when his parents, Ethel & Julius Rosenberg, were executed at the height of the McCarthy Era.
Founded
1996
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Small
Safety, community, and advocacy for homeless women.
On The Rise's mission is to support the initiative and strength of women living in crisis or homelessness. In a physically and psychologically safe environment, we build the relationships and provide the tools that each woman needs to rise to her potential. On The Rise annually reaches and assists nearly 400 of the most highly marginalized and socially isolated women. We use a relational model designed to offer respect, dignity, connection, information, guidance and hope to women who have fallen through the cracks of our social service system. We meet each woman where she is, help her build on her strengths, and partner with her on her journey from surviving, to living, to thriving.
Founded
2001
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Small
It's our turn to help
It is the mission of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation to improve the quality of life for inner city youth through a working partnership with other youth organizations. Our goal is to remove and eliminate barriers that prevent youth from succeeding. Our mission is to assist youth in order to ensure that no child is limited or prevented from attaining their lifetime goal or dream due to financial circumstances. Through the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, we will provide financial and community support to assist in making the dreams and ultimate potential of inner city youth become a reality.
Founded
2002
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Large
The Giving Factory
Founded in 2002, Cradles to Crayons (C2C) is an innovative non-profit that provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive - at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.Cradles to Crayons' unique business model provides an easy and convenient avenue through which everyday essentials in good and working condition can be recycled in a socially and environmentally responsible way. Since our founding, we have distributed over 500,000 packages of goods that are hand-picked by caring volunteers to meet a child's specific needs. Currently Cradles to Crayons has locations in Boston, MA and Philadelphia, PA.
Founded
1968
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Tiny
Supporting civic life
The Fund for Boston Neighborhoods, Inc. (FBNI) is committed to supporting civic life in the City of Boston through public programming for the benefit and enjoyment of both residents and visitors to the city. FBNI works with the Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events to foster the growth of the cultural community, promote participation in the arts and public celebrations and increase cultural tourism in Boston.
Founded
2000
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Medium
Community, respect, empowerment, quality care
Friendship Home's mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families by providing quality respite care and support services in a safe and caring environment. Our programs build self-esteem and community involvement for our participants, while providing support for their families who may become overwhelmed and isolated by the daily demands of caring for their family members. While our programs directly address the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, we are proud of our efforts to serve the entire community by raising up the people that we serve as vital contributors to our communities.
Founded
1942
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Large
Promoting independence and opportunities for people with vision loss
INSIGHT works to inspire confidence, build skills, and empower people who are blind and visually impaired to become full integrated, equally valued members of society by providing diverse services that produce opportunities and choices. Vision rehabilitation is the key piece of INSIGHT's mission of inspiring confidence, building skills, and empowering people who are blind and visually impaired. Our team of trained professionals work with people to identify their needs, interests, and goals and then establish an action plan that may include a low vision assessment, rehabilitation training classes, or computer classes. INSIGHT Radio is a unique, closed-circuit radio reading service that keeps people who are print disabled informed and entertained throughout the day.
Founded
1999
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Tiny
Serving Christ, the homeless and the poor of our community since 1999.
The Providence Rescue Mission works to reach the homeless and needy of Rhode Island's urban centers with the Gospel of Jesus Christ while providing physical, emotional, educational and rehabilitative services at no expense to those in need. We conduct chapel service followed by an evening meal seven nights a week, provide overnight shelter for homeless men and women, a food pantry, clothing room, education and career center, and a one-year discipleship program for homeless men. Each of these services provides for specific needs of the community we serve.
Founded
2004
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Tiny
Assisting Post 9/11 Military Families in Crisis
USA Cares provides financial and advocacy assistance to post 9/11 active duty US military service personnel, veterans and their families. We assist all branches of service, all ranks and components and treat all with privacy and dignity in appreciation for their service and sacrifice. We never charge fees nor accept repayment and rely on donations from private citizens, businesses and foundations for all funding. Our goal is to help restore financial stability and self-sufficiency by giving 'a hand up not a hand out.' We strive to reach families at the earliest stage of intervention to prevent further financial distress and suffering, especially for the combat injured and their families.
Founded
1968
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Tiny
With the right ingredients, hope will grow!
Christian Community Action is a faith-based ecumenical social services agency in New Haven, Connecticut. Our mission is to provide emergency shelter and transitional housing, food, advocacy and leadership education and training and other support to those who are poor, in particular families that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. CCA seeks to encourage these families and individuals in their efforts to attain economic self sufficiency and financial independence and to work with them to change systems that perpetuate unemployment / underemployment, homelessness, hunger, poverty and injustice and to promote community building and social change.
Founded
1944
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Tiny
Building Lifetime Achievers
Founded in 1938 as a neighborhood community center, The Carver Foundation of Norwalk (Carve) today is the largest provider of free after-school programs for middle and high school students in Norwalk, CT. Carver's free after-school Youth Development Program began its expansion into Norwalk Public Schools in 2008, and is now conducted in the Carver Community Center and in Norwalk's four middle and two high schools. Carver also offers college scholarship funds and multiple summer programs, winning basketball travel teams, international learning opportunities, a parent leadership academy, health and wellness programming, spring and fall college tours, food drives, community holiday events and more for the benefit of the Norwalk community.
Founded
1982
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Small
Helping urban youth, ages 14-24, become economically independent adults
Our Piece of the Pie®, Inc. (OPP®) is a nonprofit dedicated to helping 14-24 year old urban youth become economically independent adults. OPP's unique model is centered on the personal and consistent relationship developed between each youth and a caring, committed adult staff member. That relationship helps youth overcome barriers, access support services in fields of best practice in Youth Development, Workforce Readiness and Academics. We work with youth to achieve the goals of high school graduation, a college degree and/or vocational certification and rewarding post-education employment. In 2016, we supported 1,610 youth determine and achieve their long-term goals.
Founded
1993
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Tiny
Celebrating 17 years of helping children
Founded in 1991, Children's Charity Fund, Inc., educates and informs the public concerning the needs of handicapped and disabled children. We provide referral services and maintain a toll-free national hotline for handicapped children. Children's Charity Fund, Inc. acts as children's advocates and provides services in whatever form possible for handicapped and disabled children and the parents of said children. We purchase medical equipment for handicapped and disabled children and provide educational grants to help children further their education. Children's Charity Fund, Inc. has helped over 400 children and institutions around the United States.
Founded
1994
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Small
Fighting poverty from the inside out
Established in 1993, the Bridgeport Rescue Mission works to fight poverty from the inside out as we embrace the urban poor and addicted with the compassion of Christ, offering hope and healing for a changed life. It is our vision to excel in the provision of food, shelter, clothing, education, job training and residential discipleship for the urban poor and addicted. Bridgeport Rescue Mission demonstrates the love of God to hungry, homeless and addicted people throughout Fairfield County, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We provide a place of hope and dignity through a yearlong educational program, biblical counseling and case management.
Founded
1995
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Tiny
Promoting the well-being of all of Connecticut's young people and their families
Founded in 1995, Connecticut Voices for Children (CT Voices) is a research-based public education and advocacy organization that works statewide to promote the well-being of Connecticut's children, youth and families. CT Voices advances its mission through high quality research and analysis, strategic communications, citizen education, and development of the next generation of advocates. Some of our goals are to reduce child poverty, assure that all Connecticut's students have the academic and technology skills to thrive in the world economy of the 21st century, continue to build a statewide chorus of informed citizen voices, and to nurture the next generation of citizen advocates.
Founded
1970
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Small
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
Founded in 1860, the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut is a community service organization dedicated to building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities through the development of spirit, mind and body. We strive to serve all, regardless of financial or physical need. The Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut services 22 towns in Connecticut and New York. We are unique in many ways and we offer a depth of youth and adult programs that are truly unmatched in challenge, growth, and fun. We are also proud sponsors of our nationally recognized ESCAPE to the Arts program and Positive Youth Development.
Founded
1990
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Giant
Share the vision
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation works to breed and train high quality German shepherds for use in guiding the blind, for police work, and placement of these dogs with their blind partners. Since its beginning in 1960, this organization has reached out and touched thousands of clients' and family members' lives. Today, Fidelco is an internationally-recognized leader in the guide dog industry. The Fidelco German shepherd was created from Bavarian stock. It is an outstanding and exclusive product of selective breeding from strong working lines and has evolved to be truly a breed within a breed. Our dogs possess the characteristics of the ideal working guide: intelligence, temperament, stamina and stability.
Founded
1936
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Giant
Helping people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired
The mission of Helen Keller Services is to enable individuals who are blind, visually-paired, deaf-blind or have combined hearing-vision loss to live, work and thrive in the communities of their choice. HKS offers services and programs through two divisions: Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults and Helen Keller Services for the Blind. Helen Keller National Center is the only comprehensive national program that provides vocational and independent living skills training exclusively to youths and adults with combined vision and hearing loss. Helen Keller Services for the Blind is a comprehensive rehabilitation program serving individuals of all ages who are blind or visually impaired, and who may have additional disabilities, living in the New York Metropolitan Area.
Founded
1964
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Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
For more than 150 years, the YMCA of Long Island has provided innovative, quality programs that strengthen families, aid in the healthy development of children, encourage positive individual behavior and contribute to a healthier, safer community for all. Through a variety of programs, including child care, camping, sports, swimming lessons, teen leadership development, senior programs, family activities, health and wellness classes, and more, we build character by emphasizing the core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, fun and friendship.
Founded
1981
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Large
Working to end hunger on Long Island since 1980
Long Island Cares is a community based organization working in partnership with other charitable agencies to fight hunger in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. We are the leading anti-hunger organization and the only food bank on Long Island. Long Island Cares was founded in 1980 by the late singer/activist Harry Chapin in response to the immediate needs of hungry Long Islanders. Long Island Cares provides emergency food where and when it is needed, sponsors programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency, and educates the general public about the causes and consequences of hunger on Long Island.
Founded
1989
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Small
Love, equity, and access for young people with disabilities
Resources for Children with Special Needs d/b/a INCLUDEnyc is New York City's only independent nonprofit organization that works for families and children with all special needs, across all boroughs, to understand, navigate, and access the services needed to ensure that all children have the opportunity to develop their full potential. Founded in 1983 by three New York mothers, INCLUDEnyc serves families of children and young adults in NYC with all special needs - social, cognitive, physical, and behavioral - with an emphasis on the city's highest-needs families and communities, and the organizations that serve them.
Founded
1983
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Small
Improving Latino children's and families' quality of life
The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc. (CHCF) is a New York-based social service organization, founded in 1982, dedicated to improving the quality of life for Latino children and families.CHCF combines education and advocacy to expand opportunities for children and families, and strengthen the voice of the Latino community. Programs in youth development and early care and education build on existing community assets to improve the lives of those in under-served communities and help families find their way out of poverty and its consequences.
Founded
1986
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Small
Saving Lives by Changing Hearts
Our mission at The Life Center of Long Island is to empower pregnant and parenting women by providing them with the resources and emotional support needed to take care of themselves and their children and enable them to make healthy decisions for their future. Skilled consultants are available to provide information, guidance, hope, and encouragement to women and men struggling with an unplanned pregnancy. We provide healing opportunities for any woman or man who has struggled with the profound emotional pain that often accompanies the abortion experience.
Founded
1994
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Tiny
These things we do, that others may live.
New York City Relief is BOOTS ON THE GROUND in the poverty stricken area of New York City and New Jersey. We lead an army of volunteers, 7,000 strong. We take poverty, addiction and despair head on. We go to the front lines of critical need, bringing relief and compassion to those falling through the cracks of society. The help we bring is many times the difference between life and death for these most vulnerable people groups. We don't just give a hand out, we also give a hand up by connecting the suffering to vital resources that can turn their lives around. Shelter, medical care, addiction recovery and job training are lifelines to many who are sinking. Our strategy is compassion and our mission is life transformation.
Founded
1993
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Medium
Fighting hunger. Touching lives.
Island Harvest Food Bank is a leading hunger-relief organization that provides food and other resources to people in need. Always treating those it helps with dignity and respect, our goal is to end hunger and reduce poverty on Long Island through efficient food collection and distribution; enhanced hunger-awareness and nutrition-education programs; job training; and direct services targeted at children, senior citizens, veterans and others at risk. More than 94% of resources expended directly support our programs and services for 316,000 Long Islanders. Island Harvest is a lead agency in the region's emergency-response preparedness for food and product distribution, and is a member of Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief organization. More information can be found at www.islandharvest.org.
Founded
1999
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Small
Breaking the cycle of poverty in Israel
American Friends of Yad Eliezer provides financial aid and support to Yad Eliezer. Yad Eliezer, founded in 1980, is the largest poverty relief agency in Israel. Yad Eliezer's mandate is to help families cope with financial difficulties and to empower them to break through the cycle of poverty and achieve self-sufficiency. Our objective is to combat poverty at its root, through an array of programs that provide critical short-term relief, while facilitating long-term recovery. Each component of Yad Eliezer's comprehensive welfare system - nationwide distribution of essential food, clothing and household items, job training, and adolescent mentoring programs - contributes toward economic recovery and social development.
Founded
1999
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Small
Hope today, tomorrow a child
Bonei Olam's mission is to help couples that are experiencing infertility realize their dreams of enjoying these moments. Bonei Olam was founded by a group of individuals who themselves experienced the hardships of infertility and its mission is to provide funding for all aspects of fertility treatments, thus relieving couples of the financial, emotional and physical stress resulting from infertility. Bonei Olam has developed a strong and dedicated network of doctors and fertility centers across the world, enabling them to offer unsurpassed medical and financial assistance to all applicants. To date, over two thousand of the many couples that Bonei Olam has assisted have given birth to children of their own.
Founded
2001
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Tiny
Care. Innovate. Educate.
The mission of AIM for Seva is to bring millions of rural Indian children to schools and help them stay there by improving access. Programs include: establishing holistic learning 'student homes' in close proximity to schools, providing guidance and supervision with a trained caregiver, providing a program of coaching and tuition to help rural children cope with the curriculum and empowering students with extracurricular programs teaching culture, art and life skills to shape character and personality.
Founded
2003
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Tiny
Creating a Strong, Stable, Healthy Family
Julie's Family Learning Program is a community-based family support and education program that is committed to the development of strong, stable, healthy family functioning. Julie's breaks the cycle of poverty among low-income families by providing services that enable poor, at-risk mothers and their children to transform their lives and become healthy, responsible, successful, and economically self-sufficient members of their communities. Julie's was founded in 1974 by two educators, Jean Sullivan, SND and Louise Kearns, SND, who had been working closely with struggling, female-headed families living in crisis at the margins of society. Julie's began as two independent organizations: Julie's Children's House and the Adult Learning Program which merged in 1980.
Founded
1944
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Giant
Opening doors of opportunity for Lower East Side residents
Founded in 1893 by social work pioneer Lillian Wald and based on Manhattan's Lower East Side, the Henry Street Settlement delivers a wide range of social service and arts programming to more than 100,000 New Yorkers each year. Distinguished by a profound connection to its neighbors, a willingness to address new problems with swift and innovative solutions, and a strong record of accomplishment, Henry Street challenges the effects of urban poverty by helping families achieve better lives for themselves and their children. Henry Street's core divisions include a multidisciplinary arts center, shelter and supportive services, behavioral and health services, senior services, a workforce development center, day care centers, and after school and summer programs for neighborhood youth.
Founded
1957
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Tiny
Promoting the welfare of American Indians and Alaska Natives
Established in 1922, the Association on American Indian Affairs' (AAIA) mission is to promote the welfare of American Indians and Alaska Natives by supporting efforts to sustain and perpetuate their cultures and languages; protect their sovereignty, constitutional, legal and human rights, and natural resources; and improve their health, education, and economic and community development. Our programs fall into four main categories: youth/education, health, cultural preservation and sovereignty. We work to preserve Native languages, including a dedicated website for that purpose which can be found at www.aaialanguageprogram.org, provide legal support to protect sacred places, work to repatriate human remains and sacred objects to tribes, are engaged in advocacy in the fields of Indian child welfare and juvenile justice, and have college and graduate scholarship and summer camp grant programs.
Founded
1944
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Small
Aiding Holocaust survivors and their families
The mission of The Blue Card is to provide direct financial assistance, with a minimum of obstacles, in a caring and dignified manner to needy Jewish survivors of Nazi persecution and their families in the United States. The Blue Card was established by the Jewish Community in 1934 in Germany to help Jews already being affected by the Nazi persecution through loss of jobs and other forms of oppression. In 1939, The Blue Card was reestablished in the United States to continue adding refugees of Nazi persecution resettling in America. The Blue Card offers its help in five types of programs: emergency cash assistance, monthly stipends, Jewish holiday gifts, emergency response, and summer vacations.
Founded
1972
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Giant
Eliminating racism, empowering women
Founded in 1858, the YWCA USA is a women's membership movement nourished by its roots in the Christian faith and sustained by the richness of many beliefs and values. Strengthened by diversity, the YWCA draws together members who strive to create opportunities for women's growth, leadership, and power in order to attain a common vision: peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all people. The YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women's organization in the world. Across the globe, we have more than 25 million members in 106 countries, including 2.6 million members and participants in more than 220 local associations in the United States. More important than the numbers, is our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. We provide safe places for women and girls, build strong women leaders, and advocate for women's rights and civil rights in Congress.
Founded
1959
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We're Here for Good.
The YMCA of Greater New York is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves New York City's health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors. In scores of neighborhoods across the five boroughs and its camp upstate, the Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower more than 400,000 New Yorkers to learn, grow and thrive. Visit ymcanyc.org.
Founded
1977
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Small
Making children and families a national priority
The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), founded in 1920, is the nation's oldest and largest membership-based child welfare organization. Our mission is to lead the nation in building public will to ensure safety, permanence, and well-being of children, youth, and their families by advancing public policy, defining and promoting practice excellence and delivering superior membership services. Our focus is children and youth who may have experienced abuse, neglect, family disruption, or a range of other factors that jeopardize their safety, permanence, or well-being. CWLA also focuses on the families, caregivers, and the communities that care for and support these children.
Founded
1992
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Together it's possible
Learning Ally, a national non-profit founded in 1948, serves thousands of K-12, college and graduate students, as well as veterans and lifelong learners-- all of whom cannot read standard print due to blindness, visual impairment, dyslexia, or other learning disabilities. Through its support programs and digital library of over 80,000 human-read audiobooks, Learning Ally enables families and schools to manage the needs of students with reading disabilities.
Founded
1964
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Medium
Building Brighter Futures
The Port Chester Carver Center has been serving the community's children and families since 1943. It started as a small storefront after school program for children whose parents worked in wartime defense plants. The founders were African American parents—grassroots organizers and advocates for the minority community in Port Chester. They named the organization after the renowned African American scientist George Washington Carver, who passed away in 1943. The Carver Center grew to a small food pantry and child care program that operated out of a rented synagogue basement for over 50 years. Today our programs serve a wide range of Port Chester residents, including children, teens, adults and senior citizens.
Founded
1968
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All children deserve a family.
Since its inception in 1908, Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children has been a leader in the field of adoption, child welfare, and permanency planning, serving some of New York City's most vulnerable children. Our mission is driven by the simple belief that every child deserves a family. Today, we have two core areas of work: Adoption/Permanency Services and Mental/Emotional Health Initiatives.These core areas allow us to provide Domestic, International and Special Needs adoption services - including programs for the entire adoption constellation. Further, through our Modern Family Center, we provide programs and services to support the well-being of families - including counseling, mentoring and community events.
Founded
1952
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Small
We are on a mission to give at-risk girls and boys a chance in life.
Boys' & Girls' Towns of Italy was founded on the outskirts of Rome to provide, in our founder's words, "a chance in life" to vulnerable and orphaned children. These desperately poor children lived on the streets free of any kind of supervision and recoiled at adults telling them what to do. This independent nature inspired a visionary approach to youth development: give the children the responsibility of running their own Town. In 2016, our organization assumed the new name of "A Chance In Life" to honor the vision of our founder, Msgr. John Patrick Carroll-Abbing, and to reflect the international scope of our work. A Chance In Life continues to support the Towns of Italy in Rome and Civitavecchia, and also works to create emerging Boys' & Girls' Towns throughout the world. Currently, there are Boys' and Girls' Towns in Italy, Ethiopia, and India.
Founded
1925
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Empowering communities. Changing lives.
Established in 1910, The Urban League is the nation's oldest and largest community based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream. Today, the National Urban League, headquartered in New York City, spearheads the non-partisan efforts of its local affiliates. There are over 100 local affiliates of the National Urban League located in 35 states and the District of Columbia providing direct services to more than two million people nationwide through programs, advocacy and research. The mission of the Urban League movement is to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.
Founded
1956
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Giant
Expanding horizons for the blind and visually impaired
Guiding Eyes for the Blind is dedicated to enriching the lives of blind and visually impaired men and women by providing them with the freedom to travel safely, thereby assuring greater independence, dignity and new horizons of opportunity. Guiding Eyes breeds, raises, and trains guide dogs and trains students to work with guide dogs that have been carefully selected to match their individual needs. Our training programs and life-long follow-up support are completely free of charge. Besides having an outstanding staff of instructors and an internationally admired corps of guide dogs, Guiding Eyes prides itself on small class size (average 12 students per class) allowing for plenty of individual attention, and a casual, friendly, home-like atmosphere throughout the school.
Founded
1964
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Medium
A meals on wheels pioneer
The Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center s a major multi-service social service agency founded in 1964 in the settlement house tradition. Our mission, in working with the poor, the isolated and disconnected of all ages, genders, backgrounds and abilities, is to promote social and physical well-being and encourage growth, self-reliance and dignity throughout every stage of life. Our services include Meals on Wheels, a senior center, after school and evening programs for children and teens, youth employment services, adult education classes, community, cultural and educational enrichment for all ages.
Founded
1970
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Medium
Dedicated to helping older adults on Manhattan's West Side
Founded in 1969, Project FIND is dedicated to helping older adults on Manhattan's West Side to live more vital and independent lives in the community. Many of the men and women who live in our three supportive housing residences or come to our five senior centers are healthy and active, but may need greater access to social and recreational activities. Others may need a little more help. For the healthy and active seniors, the homeless, and the significant number of frail, poor, elderly people we serve, Project FIND is a true lifeline, providing housing, meals, and a broad array of activities that help older adults cope with the challenges of aging by encouraging healthy living, socialization, hope and optimism.
Founded
1973
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Giant
Opening doors for homeless youth
Incorporated in 1972, Covenant House has been leading the effort to help homeless kids. And today, we are the largest privately-funded agency in the Americas that provides food, shelter, immediate crisis care, and an array of other important services to homeless, throwaway, and runaway kids. Covenant House is more than just a homeless shelter, we are also a leading advocate on behalf of street youth at local, state, national, and international levels of government. Last year, Covenant House Street Outreach Teams and Residential and Community Service Center Programs cared for over 70,000 at-risk and homeless kids in 20 cities in the United States, Canada, and Central America.
Founded
1979
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Small
Bringing our message of hope to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault
Mission Statement:The mission of the Center for Safety & Change is to develop strategies to end gender-based violence and provide shelter and supportive services that empower survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse and other crimes.Value Statement:The values of the Center for Safety & Change are built on a foundation of knowledge that gender-based violence is a historically deep-rooted and pervasive reality. The Center is committed to changing systems that tolerate and perpetuate the oppression of women and violence against others. We are bound by these values to offer services that are both relevant to and respectful of the diverse communities we serve.Vision Statement:The vision of the Center for Safety & Change is to help create a society in which all individuals can live with dignity and equality, free from fear, violence and oppression.
Founded
1982
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Tiny
Changing lives, creating futures
Covenant House New York, is the nation's largest adolescent care agency serving homeless, runaway and at-risk youth. Our doors are open 24 hours a day for youth in need. Each year nearly 7,000 youth seek out our Crisis and Community Centers for safety, shelter, food and someone to talk to -- and that's just the beginning! Our services will address the immediate needs of young people in crisis, and facilitate their transition to adulthood and self-sufficiency. Begun over 30 years ago when six young runaways were given shelter from a snowstorm, Covenant House now has programs in 21 U.S. cities and Latin America. More than 77,000 young people are aided annually by Covenant House in its national and international programs.
Founded
1981
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Tiny
Serving veterans and their families
Founded in 1978, the National Veterans Services Fund, Inc. (NVSF), formerly Vietnam Veterans Agent Orange Victims, provides case-managed social services and limited medical assistance to Vietnam- and Persian Gulf War- veterans and their families, with a focus on families with disabled children. The families served by NVSF have been unable to obtain the social and health services they so critically need from other sources. NVSF uniquely combines family-guided case management (service coordination) and advocacy assistance while strengthening business, social and community support. Services provided by NVSF are carefully designed to empower families so that they can successfully navigate different health and social systems.
Founded
1982
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Small
Empowerment, education & advocacy for LGBTQ youth
The Hetrick-Martin Institute believes all young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential. Hetrick-Martin creates this environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth between the ages of 12 and 24 and their families. Through a comprehensive package of direct services and referrals, Hetrick-Martin seeks to foster healthy youth development. Hetrick-Martin's staff promotes excellence in the delivery of youth services and uses its expertise to create innovative programs that other organizations may use as models.
Founded
1987
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Large
In Love There Is No Violence
Sanctuary for Families is New York's leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and related forms of gender violence. Every year, Sanctuary empowers thousands of adults and children to move from fear and abuse to safety and stability, transforming lives through legal and clinical services, economic empowerment support, shelter and programming for children and youth. Recognizing that gender violence cannot be stopped through direct services alone, Sanctuary also engages in extensive outreach, training and advocacy throughout our community.
Founded
1985
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Giant
Providing a home for the birth, nurture and celebration of LGBT organizations
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center provides a home for the birth, nurture and celebration of our organizations, institutions and culture; cares for our individuals and groups in need; educates the public and our community; and empowers our individuals and groups to achieve their fullest potential. Established in 1983, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center has grown to become the largest LGBT multi-service organization on the East Coast and second largest LGBT community center in the world. Every week, 6,000 people visit the Center, and more than 300 groups meet here. We provide groundbreaking social service, public policy, educational and cultural/recreational programs.
Founded
1988
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Generations helping generations
Founded in 1976, DOROT's mission is to enhance the lives of Jewish and other elderly in the greater New York metropolitan area through a dynamic partnership of volunteers, professionals, and elders; to foster mutually beneficial interaction between the generations; and to provide education, guidance and leadership in developing volunteer-based programs for the elderly nationally and internationally. DOROT's programs address basic needs of the elderly, such as food and housing, health and wellness services, and life management skills; provide social, cultural, religious, and educational activities to alleviate isolation and to bring the generations together; promote an ethic of volunteerism; and foster respect for human dignity among people of all ages in accordance with Jewish values.
Founded
1986
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Small
Helping kids and families
Delivering Good, formerly K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers unites retailers, manufacturers, foundations and individuals to provide people impacted by poverty and tragedy with new merchandise, effectively distributed through a network of agency partners to offer hope, dignity and self-esteem to at-risk children, families, and individuals.
Founded
1991
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Large
Opening doors for homeless youth
Covenant House California is dedicated to serving all God's children, with absolute respect and unconditional love, to help youth experiencing homelessness, and to protect and safeguard all youth in need.Covenant House California (CHC) is a non-profit youth homeless shelter that provides sanctuary and support for homeless and trafficked youth, ages 18-24. We believe that no young person deserves to be homeless; that every young person in California deserves shelter, food, clothing, education … and most importantly, to be loved. Now serving over 1,800 youth a year, CHC has served over 186,000 homeless youth since we've opened our doors. CHC provides a full continuum of services to meet the physical, emotional, educational, vocational, and spiritual well-being of young people, in order to provide them with the best chance for success in independence.
Founded
1987
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Contributing intellectually to strengthening families and civil society in the U.S. and the world
The Institute for American Values, founded in 1987, is a private, nonpartisan organization that contributes intellectually to strengthening families and civil society in the U.S. and the world. The Institute seeks to bring fresh knowledge to bear on the challenges facing the American family and civil society. Through its Malta Forum, its Council on Family Law, and its academic and professional advisory committees, which bring together many of the nation's most distinguished scholars and analysts from across the human sciences and from across the political spectrum, the Institute seeks to bridge the gap between scholarship and policymaking, bringing new information and analyses to the attention of policy makers in government, opinion makers in the media, and decision makers in the private sector and in civil society.
Founded
1987
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Giant
Providing support and assistance to homeless, runaway and at-risk youth
Since opening our doors in 1988, Covenant House Alaska (CHA) has served thousands of homeless and runaway youth in Alaska. Through the years, we have expanded our services and adapted our programs to meet the changing needs of the community. However, our mission to serve the suffering children of the streets has remained the same. At CHA, our sole purpose is to be available to help youth in crisis 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Through our three main programs, we meet the basic needs of youth in crisis, while also providing them with the support to become healthy, self-sufficient, contributing members of our community.
Founded
1987
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When time matters most
For more than 20 years, United Hospice of Rockland (UHR), a community-based hospice, has provided care and support to thousands of your neighbors, colleagues and friends in Rockland and lower Orange Counties. UHR provides care, hope, comfort and improved quality of life to individuals and their families facing serious illness. We offer compassionate support to members of our community who have experienced the loss of a loved one. We lead the health and human services community in improving the provision of care to those affected by serious illness.
Founded
1988
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Tiny
Changing the lives of people with disabilities
The American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro raises funds and public awareness in the United States for Beit Issie Shapiro (BIS), Israel's leading organization furthering the rights, opportunities and services for people with intellectual or physical disabilities. Beit Issie Shapiro is a world leader in the development and provision of innovative therapies and services for children and helps over 30,000 people every year. Beit Issie Shapiro is also changing attitudes in society, advocating for better legislation, and sharing knowledge internationally through research and training.In 2012, Beit Issie Shapiro was chosen to represent Israel and was granted Special Consultative Status on Disabilities to the UN's Economic and Social Council. As the leader in its field, BIS was the first Israeli disabilities organization to be given this recognition.
Founded
2016
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Small
Changing Lives One Smile at a Time
enCourage Kids Foundation encourages all kids facing health challenges to be carefree kids by creating environments and experiences that help them through each step of their medical journey. Our programs reach kids facing a variety of health issues - from those receiving chemo treatments in a clinic to those who live with a chronic illness that may not be visible. What they all have in common is that they deserve the same opportunities to laugh, to play, and to have fun - whether they are being treated in the hospital or living with their struggles at home.
Founded
1992
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Giant
Your City, Your Foundation
The New York Women's Foundation (NYWF) was established in 1987 to be a voice for women and a force for change. We are a cross-cultural alliance of women catalyzing partnerships and leveraging human and financial capital to achieve sustained economic security and justice for women and girls. With fierce determination, we mobilize hearts, minds and resources to create an equitable and just future for women, families and communities in New York City.
Founded
1988
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Giant
Building an inclusive Jewish community that celebrates the strength of diversity
The mission of The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan is to foster an inclusive, engaged and informed community that embraces diversity and is rooted in Jewish values.
Founded
1989
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Medium
Opening doors for homeless youth
Covenant House Washington (CHW) was established in May 1995 to address widespread problems of homelessness and poverty among teenagers and young adults. With an open intake philosophy, CHW readily embraces those youth who take the first step to change their lives. No youth in crisis is ever turned away. Our services are free and we have made conscientious efforts to assure that our services for youth are coordinated and meet high standards of quality. CHW partners with community members to identify and address complex and multi-faceted problems that affect the health and well being of children and youth. Our community focus compels us to stay close to those in greatest need.
Founded
1989
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Large
Opening doors for homeless youth
Covenant House New Jersey (CHNJ) was founded and incorporated in 1989. CHNJ is the largest provider in the state of services to homeless and at-risk adolescents under the age of 22. In addition to food, shelter, clothing, and crisis care, CHNJ provides health care, educational and vocational services, counseling, drug abuse treatment and prevention programs, legal services, mother/child programs, transitional living programs, street outreach, and aftercare. Last year, we served over 2,000 young people. Tonight alone, we will give 110 homeless adolescents and 19 babies in North and South Jersey a safe and caring place to sleep. Our Crisis Centers provide our kids with a safe haven to live while they stabilize their crises and work on a plan to transition to a stable living environment where they can continue to progress in their life goals.
Founded
1994
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Medium
Be the Boss Over Cancer
As the definitive national authority on work and cancer, Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in the workplace. Our innovative programs for survivors and healthcare professionals provide the vital support, tools and information they need to navigate the practical and legal challenges that follow a diagnosis. Online, in print and in person, Cancer and Careers helps nearly 300,000 individuals each year, across all 50 states.
Founded
1990
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Tiny
Rebuilding young lives
Friends was founded in 1990 at the alternative high school on Rikers Island - known then as Island Academy. Rooted in collaboration between committed education and social service staff, we sought to address the recidivism rates, untapped potential, and minority over-representation among adolescents who attended school on Rikers Island. Our services have broadened over time, but our core mission remains the same. Adolescents as young as 16 are prosecuted as adults in New York's criminal justice system. About 800 per year attend school while they are serving sentences in jail, and they represent the pool in which we focus our efforts. Ten years ago, we expanded our services in order to break intergenerational cycles of incarceration by providing support to fathers. Our Friends 2 Fathers program provides services to noncustodial fathers in order to improve parenting skills, address domestic violence and anger management issues, and facilitate employment and child support.
Founded
1992
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Medium
Discover, connect, grow
The Jewish Community Center of Mid-Westchester (JCC) is a special place to share fun and educational experiences through a wide range of programs for families and individuals of all ages. We take pride in keeping pace with the changing needs of the Westchester community from our multitude of innovative quality programs. Most importantly, the JCC provides a safe and nurturing environment for anyone to discover new horizons, connect with others and grow by: fostering physical and mental well-being; inspiring and nurturing growth; helping people with special needs; furthering Jewish values; and providing opportunities for families and individuals to connect.
Founded
1994
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Large
Love Makes the Difference!
Established in 1992, Hour Children is a non-sectarian organization that assists incarcerated women and continues to provide the crucial post-release services that prevent recidivism after their release. Hour Children begins working with women while they are still in prison, bringing their children to visit and offering the mothers advocacy, parenting and domestic violence, support groups and counseling to ease their transition to reunification with their children. Today, Hour Children is a community of eight residences, housing 75 families, with children from infancy to 21 years. More than 700 housing alumnae who have successfully transitioned to independent living return for special events and attend monthly support groups. Through our work both in the prison and in the community, Hour Children has assisted over 7,000 families with reunification and re-entry services.
Founded
1993
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Medium
Combating religious prejudice
Founded in 1992, the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding promotes mutual respect with practical programs that bridge religious difference and combat prejudice in areas of armed conflict, schools, workplaces, and health care settings. These practical programs, Workplace, Health Care, Education, and Conflict Resolution, build a safer, more equitable world for people of all belief systems. Today, each of Tanenbaum's programs is a leader in its field, creating innovative tools and resources to help people successfully navigate a religiously diverse world.
Founded
1994
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Small
Developing Youth. Impacting Community.
FYI empowers immigrant, first generation, and bicultural youth from distressed communities by providing the tools needed to achieve lifelong success. We do this by building:- Emotional Health- Cultural and Community Integration- Educational Support, Skill Building, Language Learning- Community Service ProgramsWe provide free afterschool and summer programs to 450 Latino youth, ages 5 to 18, in the northern Manhattan community of Washington Heights.Our vision is that all young people develop their potential; become meaningful contributors in their communities; and lead fulfilled, productive lives.
Founded
1995
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Large
Dedicated to building support for the United Nations World Food Programme
World Food Program USA is a 501(c)(3) charity that proudly supports the mission of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the largest humanitarian agency addressing hunger worldwide. By mobilizing individuals, lawmakers and businesses in the United States to advance the global movement to end hunger, we bolster an enduring American legacy of feeding families in need around the world.
Founded
1997
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Tiny
Justice for all. One family at a time.
The mission of Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) is to enhance access to justice for children and families by providing legal information, community education, and compassionate guidance, while promoting system-wide reform of the courts and public agencies. LIFT was launched in 1996 when three lawyers had the simple but revolutionary idea of establishing go-to locations in New York City's Family Courts that would provide on-the-spot help and legal information for vulnerable families struggling to make their way through the complex Court system. Before LIFT, there was no source of information or guidance available, and families were left to fend for themselves in a confusing and intimidating Court system. Today, LIFT operates innovative, award-winning programs in the Family Courts and in the community, all of which share the goal of promoting positive outcomes for families and children.
Founded
1998
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Tiny
Belong. Grow. Thrive.
South Asian Youth Action (SAYA) is a 501(c)3 youth development organization for K-12 students in need of support in New York City. Our mission is to foster a strong sense of belonging in youth and provide them with tools to thrive academically, professionally and personally. While South Asian-focused, SAYA is secular, inclusive and committed to connecting youth from all backgrounds to opportunities. Our holistic and comprehensive program model consists of academic support, college preparation, leadership and identity development, career exploration, sports activities and arts enrichment. SAYA provides an accessible, safe and culturally affirming space for youth and offers mentorship beyond the classroom so they confidently grow into engaged community members ready for college, career and personal success. Established in 1996, SAYA has grown into a $3.88 million organization currently running programs at nine NYC public schools in Queens and Brooklyn, and at our community center.
Founded
1998
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Large
Training inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and explosive-detection canines for law enforcement
Puppies Behind Bars (PBB) trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and explosive-detection canines for law enforcement. The puppies live in prison with their inmate raisers from the age of 8 weeks to 24 months. Since 1997, PBB has raised more than 900 puppies. Through our Dog Tags program we place service dogs, free of charge, with wounded veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The dogs learn special commands to help mitigate the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and TBI (traumatic brain injury). Since our first Dog Tags placement in 2008, we have paired 87 service dogs with wounded veterans in 27 states (as of May '16). We pair approximately 15 more exceptional service dogs with veterans each year. Additionally, more than 400 PBB-trained explosive-detection canines work with law enforcement agencies around the country. The dogs we raise transform the lives of the inmates who train them, and the lives of those they go on to serve.
Founded
1998
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Tiny
For the health and dignity of women and girls everywhere
Friends of UNFPA was established in 1998. It is a non-profit organization, headquartered in New York, that supports the work of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. UNFPA is delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled. Friends of UNFPA advances this global effort by mobilizing funds and action for UNFPA's lifesaving work.
Founded
1998
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Large
Helping talented students from low-income families gain admission to and succeed at top high schools and colleges.
The TEAK Fellowship helps talented New York City students from low-income families gain admission to and succeed at top high schools and colleges. Along with academic support, TEAK provides leadership training, exposure to the arts and outdoors, mentoring, career experience, and assistance with the high school and college application processes.
Founded
1998
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Medium
Building a strong foundation for babies in poverty
Founded in 1998, the mission of Room to Grow is to enrich the lives of babies born into poverty throughout their critical first three years of development. Room to Grow's program provides parents raising babies in poverty with one-on-one parenting support and essential baby items throughout their children's critical first three years of life. Parents expecting a baby are referred to Room to Grow by selected prenatal programs assisting low-income families. Upon their referral, parents visit Room to Grow's warm and inviting space once every three months from just before the birth of the baby until their child turns three. During their one-on-one appointments with our staff clinicians, typically lasting two hours, parents receive developmental information, customized support, and all of the needed baby items to ensure a healthy and secure start for their child.
Founded
2005
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Large
We're family. We're home.
Founded in 2000, White Fields is a non-profit organization that cares for abused and neglected boys, ages 8 to 18 in custody of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Child Welfare Division. Each resident is provided quality mental health treatment focusing on trauma recovery. The staff helps the residents in building communication, crisis management, and behavior management skills, which will lead to positive experiences in community involvement. White Fields also uses mentoring and relationship building to assist each boy in moving toward independence.
Founded
1922
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Giant
Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss
Co-founded by Helen Keller, AFB is a national nonprofit whose programs and services meet the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired. We advocate for laws and policies that support those with vision loss, develop and promote universally accessible technology, and provide leadership and training to organizations and professionals serving people with vision loss. In addition, we ensure that people with vision loss and their families have up-to-date information about career opportunities, mobility and much more.
Founded
1920
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Giant
Ensuring the physical and emotional well being of children and families
Founded in 1853, The Children's Aid Society (CAS) works to ensure the physical and emotional well-being of children and families, and to provide each child with the support and opportunities needed to become a happy, healthy and productive adult. CAS fills the gaps between what children deserve and what life has dealt them. We have been serving children for more than 150 years, a longevity that is a testament to our ability to adapt to the always changing needs of today's youth. Today CAS serves more than 150,000 children and their families at more than 45 sites throughout New York City.
Founded
1939
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Giant
Fighting poverty, strengthening New York
The Community Service Society was formed by the merger of two of New York City's most prominent social welfare organizations, the New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor, organized in 1843 and incorporated in 1848, and the Charity Organization Society, founded in 1882. CSS is on the cutting edge of public policy innovations to support poor New Yorkers in their quest to be full participants in the civic life of the nation's largest city. The mission of the CSS is to identify problems which create a permanent poverty class in New York City, and to advocate the systemic changes required to eliminate such problems. CSS employs a variety of tools - advocacy, direct service, research and policy analysis, and strategic partnerships - to forge consensus on appropriate policy interventions to facilitate the economic mobility of low-income New Yorkers.
Founded
1927
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Large
A family, a community
Since its founding in 1916, Grand St. Settlement has provided residents of the Lower East Side community with the tools and support they need to overcome challenging circumstances to build productive lives and futures. Its comprehensive and integrated array of culturally relevant programs and services assists more than 7,000 area residents of all ages annually, from toddlers in Early Head Start and Day Care to school-age youth, young adults, and senior citizens. Grand St. Settlement expands opportunities for low-income families and individuals by providing culturally relevant services that support community-building, advocacy, self-determination and an enriched quality of life.
Founded
1926
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Transforming lives for over 120 years.
The Hebrew Free Loan Society makes interest-free loans for philanthropic purposes throughout the New York metropolitan area. Our goal is to provide financial assistance that helps borrowers achieve and maintain economic self- sufficiency. We make loans on a nonsectarian basis where the availability of interest-free credit will make a significant difference in an individual's or family's life. Our loans also help ensure the continued vibrancy of New York's Jewish community by strengthening Jewish institutions and helping individuals meet the cost of participating in the community. Since our founding in 1892, we have provided more than $200 million in loans to nearly 860,000 borrowers while maintaining a less than 1 percent loss rate because our loans are secured by two creditworthy guarantors.
Founded
1943
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Large
Inspiring Jewish journeys
JCC Association is the continental umbrella organization for the Jewish Community Center Movement, which includes more than 350 JCCs, YM-YWHAs, and camp sites in the U.S. and Canada. JCC Association offers a wide range of services and resources to help its affiliates to provide educational, cultural, social, Jewish identity-building, and recreational programs for people of all ages and backgrounds. JCC Association supports the largest network of Jewish early childhood centers and Jewish summer camps in North America, and is also the a U.S. government accredited agency for serving the religious and social needs of Jewish military personnel through JWB Jewish Chaplains Council.
Founded
1967
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Medium
Dedicated to a free & independent press
Founded in 1966 as a nonprofit media center, The Nation Institute was established to extend the reach of progressive ideas and strengthen the independent press. Our dynamic range of programs include a bestselling book publishing imprint, Nation Books; our award-winning Investigative Fund, which supports groundbreaking investigative journalism; the widely read and syndicated website TomDispatch; our internship program at The Nation magazine; and Journalism Fellowships that fund up to 20 high-profile reporters every year.
Founded
1949
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Medium
Live United.
United Way of the Greater Capital Region brings people and resources together to advance the common good. We partner with local nonprofits, businesses, government and human service agencies to address the region's most pressing issues in the areas of basic needs, education, income and health. These are the building blocks everyone needs for a good life and they are the cornerstones of a strong community. United Way expresses its mission through fundraising and grant making to a network of nearly 100 carefully-selected human service programs, and by aligning partners around a common mission to tackle issues such as poverty and hunger that are beyond the capacity of an individual or single agency to solve alone.
Founded
1991
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Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
The Capital District YMCA serves over 100,000 community members every year, including more than 47,000 children, families and seniors who received financial assistance through our Reach Out For Youth Scholarship program. With eight full-service branches, three satellite facilities, three early childhood development centers, two overnight camps, eight summer day camps and 56 childcare sites, the Y is closer than you think.
Founded
2002
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Tiny
Clothe a Child. Change a Life.
In 2002, Jode Eye and Marie McClung created Clothes To Kids, Inc. (CTK) out of a passion for helping children in need. The mission of Clothes To Kids is to provide new and quality used clothing to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas County, free of charge. Clothes To Kids envisions a community in which every school-age child has quality clothing so that he or she may attend school with the confidence and self-esteem needed to achieve academic success. Since opening its doors in 2003, CTK has distributed more than 75,000 wardrobes to local school children. In Pinellas County, CTK is recognized as a "first responder" when there is a need for children's clothing, and currently accepts referrals from 107 social service agencies, 44 faith communities, 17 city and county agencies, and 150 schools. CTK operates two stores - one in North County (Clearwater) and one in South County (St. Petersburg).
Founded
2003
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Small
To provide food, clothing, and shelter to the needy
Heartland Hope Mission (formerly Mission For All Nations) provides food and clothing and promote self sufficiency for people in need. We focus on serving the working poor and low income families while creating an environment where lives are being changed instead of fostering dependency. We provide a weeks' supply of groceries, along with hygiene products, clothing items, and household goods to the working poor. In addition we assist clients with various needs by providing eligibility screenings and referrals.
Founded
1948
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Large
Life Changing
The Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse works to share hope, end hunger and homelessness, change lives, and strengthen communities one person at a time. Founded in 1887, the Rescue Mission serves the communities of Syracuse, Auburn, Binghamton and Ithaca. Its programs include emergency shelter for those experiencing homelessness, meals and food for those at risk of hunger, case management, permanent and transitional supportive housing, and a range of support including employment and education resources, mental health screening and connection to healthcare and other services.
Founded
1982
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Small
Connecting compassion with needs; inspiring growth with dignity
Serving our neighbors in need since 1941, the Broome County Council of Churches (BCCC) is an organization that collaborates with many facets of the community to serve people with needs. Through our growing and diverse programs, the Council provides services to the hungry; elderly and lonely; disabled; sick; imprisoned; homeless and poor; and youth of Broome County. We advocate for change and reconciliation, promoting peace, justice, and genuine community across racial, ethnic, gender, socio-economic, and religious lines.
Founded
1942
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Giant
#wearerocjcc
The Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Rochester exists to strengthen Jewish identity and promote Jewish continuity through all stages of life. This is accomplished in an environment that provides opportunities for meaningful cultural enrichment, physical well being and social, educational and recreational experiences for individuals and families.JCC of Greater Rochester's signature programs include Camp Seneca Lake, Camp Sisol, the Wolk Children's Center, Lane Dworkin Jewish Book Festival, Ames Amzalak Rochester Jewish Film Festival, CenterStage and quality programs for children, adults, families, seniors and adults with developmental disabilities.
Founded
1934
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Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
For more than 150 years, the YMCA of Greater Rochester has provided innovative, quality programs that strengthen families, aid in the healthy development of children, encourage positive individual behavior and contribute to a healthier, safer community for all. Through a variety of programs, including child care, camping, sports, swimming lessons, teen leadership development, senior programs, family activities, health and wellness classes, and more, we build character by emphasizing the core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, fun and friendship.
Founded
1947
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Large
Restoring lives since 1917
Founded in 1917, Buffalo City Mission exists to meet the spiritual and practical needs of the poor through the demonstration of the love and preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Buffalo City Mission's vision is to restore hope to the homeless and hurting of Western New York. We provide emergency shelter and nourishing meals to thousands of homeless men, women and children. With the strengths of our Men's Center and our new state-of-the-art shelter for women and children, Cornerstone Manor, Buffalo City Mission provides comprehensive recovery programs to help homeless men, women and children rebuild stable, healthy, productive lives. We will continue to expand our services and develop innovative programs as the complexities of homelessness change.
Founded
1999
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Large
Defending the Rights of the Child
The mission of World Childhood Foundation is to defend the rights of the child and to promote better living conditions for vulnerable and exploited children at risk all over the world. World Childhood Foundation wants to give all children the opportunity to develop into strong, secure and responsible human beings. Childhood was founded in 1999 by H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden, who felt a compelling need to address the social, emotional and material poverty of children around the world. Over the last five years the organizations has grown to support more than 100 programs in 14 countries. The Foundation's offices are found in Stockholm/Sweden, Sao Paulo/Brazil, New York/USA and München/Berlin Germany. The Childhood USA foundation follows the charter of the global foundation in Sweden in that it has as its primary focus to raise awareness of children at risk for abuse and exploitation, and to create an environment away from harm and neglect.
Founded
2004
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Small
Inclusion. . . ensuring no child sits on the sidelines!
Founded in 2003, the National Inclusion Project (NIP) serves to bridge the gap that exists between young people with special needs and the world around them. The National Inclusion Project is committed to leading efforts that create opportunities for inclusive camping/recreational/social experiences for children across the country. To date we have partnered with more than 100 community-based organizations impacting about 15,000 children annually. The organization serves as an enabler, consultant, trainer, and partner to ensure implementation of best-in-class inclusive practices. Together with community leaders we ensure no child sits on the sidelines!
Founded
2003
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Small
Together we can Accelerate Change
Founded in 2003, the mission of the Tony Stewart Foundation is to provide grant funding to well-qualified organizations serving children who are critically ill or physically disabled; animals at-risk or endangered; and drivers injured in the sport of motor racing.
Founded
2004
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Small
Delivering emergency shelter to people affected by disaster and conflict worldwide.
Every year, millions of families around the world are made homeless because of humanitarian crises and natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis and floods. ShelterBox is an international, nonprofit organization that responds immediately, by providing humanitarian relief in the form of supplies that bring hope, independence and a sense of normalcy to the most vulnerable people.Since 2000, the organization has delivered boxes of aid and other supplies such as tents, water filters, stoves, blankets and other tools to help families survive and rebuild their lives in the aftermath of more than 200 disasters in over 92 countries worldwide.
Founded
2004
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Giant
...because every child deserves a safe and loving home.
JAFCO (Jewish Adoption & Foster Care Options) was established in 1992 to provide services to abused and neglected children in South Florida. Our mission is to care for abused, neglected and special needs children in the Jewish community, and to work in partnership with families and the entire child welfare community. JAFCO currently provides an entire continuum of programs and services for at-risk children and their families including: Children's Emergency Shelter, Group Home Program, Foster Care and Adoption, Family Preservation Program, Multi Systemic Therapy In-Home Program, Senior Caregiver Program, Independent Living Program, Forever Friends Mentoring Program, Special Needs Program.
Founded
2004
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Tiny
Wine Working Wonders
Founded in 2004 in Portland, Oregon, the Classic Wines Auction is dedicated to producing food and wine related events to raise funds for local charities benefiting children and families.
Founded
2005
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Small
Caring for Haiti's orphaned and abandoned
In the summer of 2004, the members of Christian music group, Audio Adrenaline, founded the Hands and Feet Project. The Project, inspired by fan reaction to the song “Hands and Feet”, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing family-style, residential care for children in crisis. The Hands and Feet Project has grown to include multiple locations across the southern peninsula and is also dedicated to providing sustainable solutions that fight against Haiti's orphan crisis.
Founded
2005
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Small
Healing the wounds that medicine cannot.
Wounded Warriors Family Support provides support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations. The families of our casualties suffer in many ways: some financially, some psychologically. Wounded Warriors Family Support mitigates their trauma by allowing them to find peace and solace as a family once more in family-friendly retreats that we provide free of charge. Providing a low stress environment where they can be free from the cares and worries that often tear a family apart. Many of our young military families are not financially secure and would not be able to afford what we offer to them: a chance to bond with their children, especially after their children were traumatized and adversely affected by a parent's wounds and injuries.
Founded
2004
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Small
Strengthening the Tanzanian health system across different levels of care
Touch Foundation improves the health of the Tanzanian people by increasing access to essential, quality healthcare for those who need it most. Touch improves access to care by focusing on two main activities: 1) Improving the quantity and quality of health workers2) Enhancing healthcare delivery mechanismsTouch Foundation expands its impact by sharing acquired knowledge with the local and international public health community.Touch Foundation was founded in 2004 by Lowell Bryan, a senior Director at McKinsey & Company (now Director Emeritus). Since inception, Touch has helped graduate nearly 20% of the country's physicians and over 2,500 healthcare professionals, including assistant medical officers, nurses, lab technicians and radiographers. Over 96% of these graduates have remained in Tanzania, currently working in the Tanzanian healthcare sector. Over their careers, they will care for thousands of people and save many precious lives.
Founded
2005
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Tiny
Serving Wounded Heroes and their Families
Founded in 2005, the mission of Operation First Response, Inc. (OFR) is to serve all branches of our nation's Wounded Heroes/Disabled Veterans and their families with personal and financial needs. Services are provided from the onset of injuries or illness, throughout their recovery period and along their journey from military life to the civilian world. Financial aid varies as each case is based on individual needs ranging from rent, utilities, vehicle payments, groceries, clothing, and travel expenses.
Founded
2005
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Small
For America's newest generation of veterans
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (www.IAVA.org) is the leading post-9/11 veteran empowerment organization (VEO) with the most diverse and rapidly growing membership in America. As a non-profit founded in 2004, IAVA's mission is to connect, unite and empower post-9/11 veterans. Celebrating its 14th year anniversary, IAVA has connected more than 1.5 million veterans with resources and community, and provided more than 8,000 veterans with personalized support from IAVA's Master's level social workers.
Founded
2005
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Large
Bringing the Oklahoma River to Life
The Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation's mission is to develop and operate facilities and programs to improve the quality of life in Oklahoma City, pursue the highest goals of sports and fitness, attract diverse involvement in the boathouses and related events that generate a positive public image and economic opportunity, and promote the use and development of the Oklahoma River as a world class urban aquatic venue.
Founded
2005
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Medium
Providing respite and palliative care to Arizona's most medically fragile children.
Ryan House provides family respite service and end-of-life care to Arizona children with life-limiting conditions from diagnosis through death, easing pain and suffering while improving quality of life for the entire family. A national leader in pediatric palliative care, we are the only facility in Arizona and one of two in the country.
Founded
2005
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Tiny
A better Los Angeles
A Better LA, founded in 2004 by NFL coach Pete Carroll, is a nonprofit organization that supports community based solutions to restore peace, save lives, and link individuals in the inner city to resources they need in order to thrive. A Better LA works with trusted partners to bridge racial divides, create safer environments for children and families, and empower individuals to create better futures for themselves. By partnering with community-based organizations, A Better LA enables sustainable transformation to take root from within, offering people reason to hope for a better tomorrow.
Founded
2005
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Giant
The greatest casualty is being forgotten
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Our purpose is: to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women; to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other; and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of severely injured service members.
Founded
2006
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Small
In honor of our veterans
Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's Veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior Veterans - World War II survivors, along with those other Veterans who may be terminally ill. Many of the Honor Flight Network Hubs have also begun to transition in flying Korean War Veterans and in some cases Vietnam War Veterans to their respective memorials. Since America felt it was important to build memorials to the service and the ultimate sacrifice of her Veterans, the Honor Flight Network believes it's equally important that they actually get to visit and experience THEIR memorial.
Founded
2005
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Small
Changing the world, one child at a time
Our mission is to promote, fund and monitor programs that have a focus on health for children in Baja California Sur to improve their quality of life.Our goals are:To continue building awareness in the community so that we can help more children.To contribute in building a world class pediatric health system for the state of B.C.S.To help generate a more profound impact through the organizations that share our vision and receive our support.
Founded
2005
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Small
Promoting personal transformation and building community power
Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) is a grassroots organization of Latina immigrant women with a double mission of promoting personal transformation and building community power for social and economic justice. We achieve our mission by: creating an environment of understanding and confidentiality; empowering and educating our members to provide mutual support; offering trainings to build economic security and leadership; working in diverse alliances on the local, regional, national, and international levels; and by organizing campaigns to win immigrant, workers' and women's rights.
Founded
2005
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Small
Changing the World One Individual at a Time
At Courage Worldwide, we believe each and every individual was created on purpose for a unique purpose and that purpose has life altering, eternal implications. Since opening in 2005, CWW has simply helped people find that purpose. But in 2007, we realized we live in a world where children are sold for sex. When we discovered it wasn't just in our world but in our own country, our city and state, we became overwhelmed by the fact that these children will die after enduring years of torture – never being and doing all they were created to do – if somebody didn't do something. So we build them homes, call them family and provide all the resources they need to be and do all God created them to be. Now many who were once called tortured and traumatized are called rescued and restored living lives focused on discovering their true identities and fulfilling their destiny.
Founded
2005
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Tiny
The hands, feet, and hearts that serve the poor of Calcutta
Calcutta Mercy Ministries' mission is to be the hands, feet, and hearts that serve the poor of Calcutta. Calcutta Mercy Ministries was founded in 2005 to promote the Christian religion and raise funds to facilitate Christian and humanitarian efforts, primarily in India. With hands to give, we help deliver compassionate, end-to-end care to a compact, overcrowded city living largely below the poverty line. With feet to go, we take steps towards self-sustainable programs. We invest in hearts to grow by raising passionate leaders in the fields of education, community development, and healthcare.
Founded
2006
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Tiny
Empowering youth to overcome systemic inequality.
RHI believes that social change to overcome systemic inequities begins with empowered youth. In partnership with community adults, we nurture young people in Red Hook to be inspired, resilient, and healthy, and to envision themselves as co-creators of their lives, community and society. RHI has three programs that we have strategically designed to support young people through their middle school, high school, and young adult years. Our fourth program focuses on building a healthy and sustainable Red Hook community. We envision a Red Hook where all young people can pursue their dreams and grow into independent adults who contribute to their families and community.
Founded
2008
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Tiny
Understanding tragedy with compassion. Coordinating crisis with expertise.
Misaskim's mission is to provide support and assistance to individuals experiencing crisis or tragedy by providing vital community services, which include safeguarding the dignity of the deceased, assisting the bereaved and supporting individuals during these times. Misaskim's wide array of services include moral support and assistance with the many challenges during crisis or loss. Throughout life's darkest moments, Misaskim is a source of light and warmth, encouragement and direction. When disaster or tragedy strikes , Misaskim deals with the situation in a professional, efficient manner that is acceptable to the law and respectful to the deceased. During major catastrophes or minor accidents with Jewish casualties, Misaskim will dispatch a team of volunteers-even via private jet-to any location in the United States on a moment's notice.
Founded
2006
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Large
Wearing Out Poverty
Soles4Souls is a global not-for-profit institution committed to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty. The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used shoes and clothes from individuals, schools, faith-based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those shoes and clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities. Soles4Souls has distributed more than 22 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes to people in 127 countries.Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Soles4Souls is committed to the highest standards of operating and governance, and holds a four-star rating with Charity Navigator
Founded
2006
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Tiny
Health and healing for the Congo
Founded over a decade ago during the peak of the conflict by Congolese orthopedic surgeon Jo Lusi and his social activist wife Lyn, HEAL Africa is a direct response to these horrific conditions. HEAL Africa partners proactively with communities to transform the status of women and bring village life back into balance. Through its full-service training hospital in Goma and its community-based initiatives in public health, community development, and conflict resolution, HEAL Africa works with individuals and communities to restore health, build hope, and help create a better future for all people of the DR Congo. Today HEAL Africa has a Congolese staff of 28 doctors, 54 nurses, 340+ community development advocates and educators, a small administrative team, and hundreds of Congolese volunteers.
Founded
2006
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Large
The house that love built
The mission of the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte is to provide a safe, affordable and caring "home-away-from-home" for the families of children receiving treatment in Charlotte-area medical facilities. Families are stronger when they are together, and this is never more important than when a child is sick or injured. During this uncertain time, the presence of a familiar face eases the strain of medical uncertainty and is proven to aid the healing process.
Founded
2007
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Small
Rebuilding confidence through extraordinary mountain experiences.
Vail Veterans Foundation provides military injured and their families with innovative and transformational programs that build confidence and improve lives. Through rehabilitative sports and recreation activities, the Vail Veterans Program helps to rebuild confidence and provide a sense of freedom from catastrophic injuries including: loss of multiple limbs, severe burns, spinal cord injuries, post-traumatic stress syndrome, and traumatic brain injuries. These services are provided free-of-charge to wounded warriors and their families, allowing for much-needed time away from the hospital and offering hope for the future.
Founded
2007
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Tiny
Serving the Children of our Fallen Military Heroes
Our mission: Honor America's fallen military service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice since 9/11 by humbly serving the families they left behind. Champion their children's future success by creating opportunities for joy, friendship, education, and communal healing, by connecting these families to one another. Our goal, since 2006, has been a simple, yet profoundly important one: Provide hope and new happy memories to the children of military fallen heroes who have died while on active duty since 9/11. We bring children together from all over the world for a four-day experience to help them heal through fun-filled activities that allow the children to connect in a comfortable and safe setting. Parents of children of the fallen often tell us that their child is reserved, withdrawn or unwilling to talk about their loss. Participating in Snowball Express changes that, giving each child an opportunity to share their feelings about losing something so precious, their parent.
Founded
2007
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Tiny
…preventing homelessness through housing, outreach, prevention, education
HOPE's mission is to prevent and reduce homelessness in Central Florida by equipping individuals and families to become self-sufficient through Housing, Outreach, Prevention and Education. HOPE addresses the issues facing individuals and families in crisis by networking with local agencies and organizations, partnering to become more effective, studying best and emerging practices, and developing innovative problem-solving ideas in a comprehensive, coordinated, and strategic fashion. We educate and transform the way people view and treat those in need, by providing awareness, and the opportunity to create change. HOPE is engaging communities to develop and plan long term solutions that address the problems facing those in crisis. Together we will make a difference in the lives of those in our community.
Founded
2007
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Medium
Disarming Challenges for the EOD family.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for the EOD family by providing emergency financial relief, scholarship opportunities, physical, social, and emotional support.EOD stands for Explosive Ordnance Disposal, the disarming and disposal of bombs. EOD technicians are highly-trained military members serving in the Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force who are responsible for disarming, rendering safe and disposing bombs. The EOD profession is one of the most dangerous occupations in the military.The EOD Warrior Foundation is supported by an indivisible network of EOD family and friends. This support enables wounded EOD warriors and their families, and families of fallen EOD warriors to face the future with hope, knowing they are not alone, as they forge a new life and ensures the EOD heroes who make the ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Founded
2007
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Large
Imagine the possibilities in a Single Stop
Single Stop meets individuals and families on their terms at the places they frequent most. Our “one-stop-shop” model provides unprecedented ease of access to a holistic set of services, in one place at one time, utilizing technology to create maximum impact. Connecting families to these resources is a problem of logistics, and solving it means moving millions of people towards economic security. Single Stop is creating a new pathway for economic mobility in America. Our innovative approach breaks the cycle of poverty by leveraging existing financial resources with opportunities for education, counseling, training, and support—a powerful recipe for lifelong financial stability. Through a unique combination of innovative technology and programmatic expertise, Single Stop is growing the competitive workforce and strengthening local communities.
Founded
1958
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Small
Empowering people to care for themselves and others
Jewish Family & Children's Service (JFCS) of Greater Mercer County is a community service agency that strengthens individuals and families by empowering people to care for themselves and others. This is accomplished through a wide range of high quality social services and programs including therapy, information and referral, support, education and advocacy. By combining contemporary clinical skills with values of charity, righteousness and compassion, Jewish Family & Children's Service seeks to assist families with many of life's toughest challenges. Since 1937, our agency has served those in need in Greater Mercer County.
Founded
1942
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Small
Empowering New Jersey's men, fathers, and families to achieve self-sufficiency
A nationally-recognized pioneer in the emerging field of fatherhood programs, UIH Family Partners (UIH) has helped “fathers become Dads” for nearly 20 years. While UIH serves men from all walks of life, the majority of those who participate in its programs are unemployed, non-custodial fathers who face multiple systemic barriers to self-sufficiency. Through a comprehensive array of free programs and services, UIH empowers and equips men to play a more active and positive role in the lives of their children and families, physically, emotionally and financially.
Founded
1951
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Medium
Supporting the needy in the Trenton area
Founded in 1915, the Rescue Mission of Trenton, New Jersey, is the agency in the City of Trenton that serves the truly needy men and women who have no place to turn for shelter, food, and clothing. The Mission provides a safe, clean, warm refuge for the homeless, the hungry, the transient, and the addicted. The Mission provides services and counseling to encourage individuals to reach their greatest potential and creates an environment where one can live with dignity, build self-esteem, experience love, responsibility, and hope. The belief in the intrinsic worth of each individual continues to motivate the Rescue Mission of Trenton to provide the highest quality care and to offer support, encouragement, and a sense of dignity to all who enter through its doors.
Founded
1942
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Tiny
Dare to Hope
Goodwill Rescue Mission will enable the poor, homeless, and addicted of Newark to encounter Christ through compassionate care that meets their immediate needs encouraging many to dare to hope for a life of dignity made possible through the Mission's spiritually rich and vocationally focused program of sustainable comprehensive life transformation.
Founded
1949
Size
Tiny
We're here when you need us
Established in 1944 and originally housed in downtown Paterson, New Jersey, Jewish Family Service of North Jersey (JFSNJ) is a multifunction, non-profit, non-sectarian family and social service agency that has served the New Jersey residents of Passaic and Northwest Bergen Counties for over 60 years. JFSNJ's primary service is to provide out-patient mental health counseling facilitated by Licensed Clinical Social Workers. All services are offered and available on a sliding fee scale. In addition, the Agency offers eldercare services, meals on wheels, financial assistance and community outreach.
Founded
1935
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Giant
Independence and dignity since 1929
Since 1929, The Seeing Eye has partnered with people who are blind who seek to enhance their independence, dignity, and self-confidence through the use of Seeing Eye dogs. About 14,000 of these specially bred and trained dogs have brought a new level of mobility, safety, and self-sufficiency to almost 8,000 men and women. Our students - people who are blind or visually impaired - come from all over the United States and Canada to spend up to a month training with a new Seeing Eye dog.
Founded
1964
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Large
Giving Every Child A Chance
Advocates for Children of New Jersey is the trusted, independent voice putting children's needs first for more than 30 years. We educate the public and policymakers and equip caregivers with the information they need to be their child's strongest ally. Our work results in better laws and policies, more effective funding and stronger services for children and families. This means more children are given the chance to grow up safe, healthy and educated.
Founded
1977
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Small
Providing comprehensive social services
Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Monmouth County provides innovative, responsive, cost effective, non-sectarian human services that enhance the quality of life for children, families and the aged in our community, while reflecting the shared compassion, ancient wisdom and unifying traditions of Judaism. In 2011, we celebrated 35 years of providing comprehensive, caring Mental Health and Social Services to the residents of Monmouth County, regardless of their age, income, social status, race or religion. The JF&CS of Greater Monmouth County continues to serve the community through three offices --Asbury Park, Morganville, Eatontown--, with more than 30 needed and imaginative programs.
Founded
1978
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Large
Helping those hurt by domestic abuse
Founded in 1976, Jersey Battered Women's Service (JBWS) in Morris County, NJ is a full-service domestic violence and domestic abuse prevention agency with volunteer opportunities. The services include a 24-hour hotline; counseling; safe house; transitional living; children's services; life skills education; vocational counseling; batterer's intervention; legal assistance; teen dating violence services; and professional training, education and youth prevention programs. The mission of JBWS is the prevention and empowerment of the victim of domestic violence, the rehabilitation of family members, and the education of the public about domestic violence and its consequences.
Founded
1980
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Large
Healing minds. Strengthening hearts. Enhancing lives... One at a time.
Since 1968, Trinity Counseling Service (TCS) has been serving the clinical and counseling needs of the greater Princeton community. TCS provider that offers high quality counseling services from experienced clinicians. In 1977, TCS incorporated as an independent, not-for-profit with a strong foundation of community leaders assuming governance and oversight responsibilities for the growing organization. Since that time, many thousands of individuals, families, students, and the burgeoning immigrant population that helps make Princeton a diverse and vibrant community, have benefitted from the compassionate care and high quality therapy that are the hallmarks of TCS.
Founded
1982
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Tiny
Helping all individuals and families in need realize an improved life experience at home, in the workplace, and in the community
Founded in 1979, Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County is a nonprofit organization serving everyone who lives in Middlesex County and the surrounding environs. Jewish Family Services is committed to helping individuals and families realize a fulfilling life experience at home, in the workplace, and in the community by providing effective social services, counseling, and advocacy through responsive, innovative programs. The agency brings to the community a variety of hands-on, innovative solutions administered by skilled professionals, with the support of a dedicated Board of Trustees and a cadre of energetic volunteers. Jewish Family Services is a full service agency, which annually helps over 25,000 members of our community address problems that may be too complex or overwhelming to deal with alone.
Founded
1984
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Large
Shelter and rehabilitative programs for the poor and homeless
Founded in 1984, St. Francis House is New England's largest day shelter for the poor and homeless. We are nonprofit and nonsectarian, providing basic and rehabilitative services designed to help homeless adults establish lives independent of shelters and institutions. Our goal is to provide our guests with everything they need to reclaim their dignity and rebuild their lives: nutritious meals, clothing, access to medical care, counseling, vocational rehabilitation, and housing. Vocational rehabilitation, in particular, is a strategic institutional goal, focused on helping our guests re-enter the workforce and positively engage with the world, strengthening themselves, their families, and the social and economic fabric of our communities.St. Francis House provides 800 meals per day and is the only place in Boston where adults can receive a free breakfast and lunch every day of the year, no questions asked.
Founded
1985
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Small
Committed to ensuring that everyone has a place to call home
Founded in 1981, the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless (MCH) is committed to ensuring that everyone has a place to call home. MCH's policy work and programs address this issue on three fronts. First, the Coalition provides bridges over short-term crisis, helping homeless and at-risk people to relocate quickly into new housing or avoid homelessness altogether. Second, MCH works to ensure adequate and appropriate shelter if homelessness is unavoidable. Third, MCH advocates for long-term solutions to the housing crisis, promoting government support for income and housing resources so that all Massachusetts residents can obtain and maintain safe, affordable housing. As MCH works to address the causes, not just the symptoms of homelessness, it remains committed to creating opportunities for families and individuals to advocate for their own needs.
Founded
1998
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Small
Freedom through empowerment
The mission of the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County (DVCCC) is to provide intervention, education, outreach, advocacy and programs to prevent, reduce and remedy domestic violence in Chester County. The DVCCC has been serving our community since 1976. Since then, we have helped over 30,000 survivors of domestic violence. DVCCC is committed to empowering survivors of domestic abuse through information, and supporting them as they reclaim their lives.
Founded
1986
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Large
Providing food and other hunger-ending resources to our neighbors in need in Monmouth and Ocean counties.
Fulfill (formerly The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties), provides access to nutritious food and resources to end hunger in our neighborhoods. Fulfill began in 1984 when three people saw hunger at the Jersey shore and decided to make a difference. They purchased a small, dilapidated warehouse in Spring Lake. After one year, Fulfill was serving 25 charities with 100,000 pounds of food. Today, Fulfill serves over 300 pantries, soup kitchens and other feeding programs with over twelve million pounds of food, including 2 million pounds of fresh produce, annually. Fulfill offers many hunger-ending resources including kids meals and backpack programs, mobile pantries, Culinary Training Program for people in need of better-paid jobs, Free Tax Prep and SNAP and Healthcare Enrollment assistance.
Founded
1986
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Medium
A mission of hope and healing in our community
Mercy Center provides hope, help and healing to people in the community through education, emergency and family services. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Center has a special concern for families and children and is committed to living the core values of Respect, Justice, Integrity, Service and Compassion.
Founded
1986
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Medium
Providing information and education about the many facets of caring for the dying and the bereaved
Hospice Education Institute is an independent organization, founded in 1985, which serves a wide range of individuals and organizations interested in improving and expanding hospice and palliative care throughout the United States and around the world. The Institute works to inform, educate, and support people seeking or providing care for the dying and the bereaved, or themselves coping with far advanced illness, or with loss. The Institute offers a number of programs and services, including HOSPICELINK; the Small Gift Program; Cooperative Education Grants; Inpatient Hospice Design Project; seminars; advice and assistance; as well as books and pamphlets.
Founded
1986
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Large
The fundraising and public relations arm of the United Methodist Homes.
The United Methodist Homes of New Jersey Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3), acts as the fundraising and public relations arm of the United Methodist Homes. With a staff of eight, it conducts direct mail campaigns, capital campaigns, donor identification and cultivation, special events, and gift planning. This raises support for the Fellowship Fund, which sustains residents who have exhausted or limited financial resources. The Foundation fosters specialized programs for churches and community groups, and relationships between United Methodist and other denominations that uphold services to senior men and women. In the public relations arena, it communicates current developments through its websites, publications and through media outlets.
Founded
1993
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Large
Every homeless child will have the opportunity to learn, play, and thrive.
Horizons for Homeless Children was founded in 1988 as an independent organization dedicated exclusively to serving young homeless children and their families. Horizons for Homeless Children touches the lives of more than 2,000 young homeless children each week in Massachusetts through Playspaces (trauma-informed educational and recreational spaces) in shelters and 175 children each day and over 300 a year through its three early education centers, Boston's only comprehensive, trauma-informed full-time early education and care centers specifically for homeless children. In addition to direct service, we advocate on behalf of young homeless children and their families with policy makers and provide training and technical assistance to related educators and service providers.
Founded
1992
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Small
Food Heals
Community Servings is dedicated to providing free home-delivered meals throughout Eastern Massachusetts to people homebound with HIV/AIDS and other acute life-threatening illnesses, who are unable to shop or cook for themselves. We provide our clients, their dependent families, and caregivers appealing, nutritious meals, reaching out to those in greatest need. Our goals are to help our clients maintain their health and dignity, preserve the integrity of their families, provide nutritionally and culturally appropriate meals, and send the message that someone cares.
Founded
1992
Size
Tiny
Bringing the housed and homeless together in community
Founded in 1988, Bridges reaches out to the homeless in New York City, Newark, Irvington, and Summit, New Jersey every week. . On a typical Run, our truck is loaded with fresh, ready-to-eat meals in bags, sustainable lunches (long shelf life provisions), and soup, among other items of necessity, for those living on the street or in dire need. Our volunteers share conversation and bridge the gap between the housed and the homeless. Today, in addition to our street outreach, we provide case management services at St. John's Soup Kitchen in Newark, open our doors to Summit Neighbors in Need every Friday, and provide new backpacks and school supplies for more than 1,000 children eligible for free and reduced lunch in Summit and to sheltered children in Newark and Irvington.
Founded
1992
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Small
Partnering with our community to achieve stability for our neighbors in need
Arm In Arm, formerly called The Crisis Ministry of Mercer County, provides practical, caring programs that address hunger prevention, homelessness prevention and workforce training. Through our three "Client Choice" grocery-style pantries in Trenton (123 E. Hanover St.; 48 Hudson St.) and Princeton (61 Nassau St.) customers make their own selections based on household size and up-to-date nutritional guidelines. Arm In Arm helps to stabilize critical housing situations through emergency financial assistance and housing stability case management. Harvesting Hope is our on-site work training and mentoring program that educates and prepares 75 men and women per year for entry or re-entry into the workforce. We also educate the wider Princeton-Trenton community about issues that affect low-income people.
Founded
1996
Size
Tiny
You have the power to save the life of a child
Efrat's goal has been that no Jewish child should be lost to the Jewish People due to the economic concerns of the parents. Friends of Efrat is a group of volunteers who identify strongly with Efrat's goal and were so profoundly moved by the experience that they wanted to express their solidarity with our life-saving work on a continuous basis. A corollary of that goal is that no Jewish woman should have to go through an abortion due to financial concerns.
Founded
1997
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Medium
Changing Lives One Woman and Child at a Time
Oasis is dedicated to assisting impoverished families who strive to achieve economic independence by providing educational programs to equip women and children with the skills they need to become self-sufficient. We provide a hand up, not a hand out by offering adult education classes for women and educational enrichment programs for at-risk youth in the community, completely free of charge. All programs are designed to help these families succeed in the workplace and in the public education system. In the short twelve years since opening our doors, Oasis has grown from a soup kitchen serving meals to women and children to a safe haven where women living in extreme poverty are welcomed with open arms and encouraged to advance their education with the goal of becoming self-sufficient.
Founded
2003
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Tiny
Caring for Lakewood Families in need
Ahavas Tzedakah's mission is to bring the community together and help local families. Ahavas Tzedakah is translated as "A Love for Charity." This means it's our passion to help others and keep giving. We identify families facing financial hardship due to challenging circumstances such as loss of employment, illness or family crisis, and provide them with basic needs in a discreet and dignified manner.
Founded
2007
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Giant
Water changes everything
charity: water is a nonprofit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. The organization inspires giving and empowers others to fundraise for sustainable water solutions. 100% of public donations are sent to local partners on the ground, who build and implement the projects. When the projects are completed, charity: water proves every one of them using GPS coordinates, photos and details of the community served.
Founded
1966
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Medium
Homeless can happen to anyone. Hope happens here.
Atlantic City Rescue Mission is a Christian social service ministry helping the poor and homeless in southern New Jersey since 1964. People who have no home receive practical help, counseling, and Christian compassion. Through effective, innovative, Christian-based recovery programs, people are brought from despair into a productive, good quality of life within the community. Because we believe that people should be fed, sheltered, and clothed, but they should also be given the chance to change their lives and become employed members of the community living in their own housing.
Founded
1932
Size
Tiny
Presenting a broad array of arts, culture, and educational experiences for curious individuals of all ages
The Gershman Y is a vibrant arts and culture center located in Center City Philadelphia on the Avenue of the Arts. The Gershman Y's mission is to be an urban community center informed by Jewish values that presents a broad array of arts, culture, and educational experiences for curious individuals of all ages. Committed to sharing the diversity and breadth of the Jewish experience, the Gershman Y welcomes people of all ethnic backgrounds and religious affiliations to explore, participate, and contribute to our rich roster of Jewish arts and cultural programs and community initiatives.
Founded
1943
Size
Large
To help lessen the effects of vision loss
For more than 85 years, VisionCorps has been helping restore autonomy and independence to the lives of Pennsylvania residents who are blind or vision impaired. From education and prevention, to rehabilitation and employment, VisionCorps takes a comprehensive approach to services. VisionCorps currently has a presence in Lancaster, Lebanon, Berks, Chester, Somerset, Cumberland and Philadelphia counties. It is the Mission of VisionCorps to provide social, vocational, rehabilitative and education services for people who are blind or whose vision is impaired; to educate the community about blindness and its prevention; to advocate for the interests of people who are blind or whose vision is impaired; to advance our belief that people who are blind are entitled to and are capable of achieving full autonomy and independence, and; to do so through responsible stewardship of the human and financial resources available.
Founded
1942
Size
Medium
Helping the hungry, homeless, & hurting
Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission is the third oldest Rescue Mission in the country. Founded in 1878, we have grown over time to provide for the ever-changing needs of homeless men, women, and children in the Philadelphia area. Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission meets the physical, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of homeless and disadvantaged people in the Philadelphia area. It is our desire to meet the immediate needs of our clients and to create a therapeutic environment which inspires real life changes that will lead them to restoration and rehabilitation. To this end, we have developed ministries to address the specific needs of clients in their individual circumstances and help them gain perspective and purpose in their lives.
Founded
1941
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Medium
Sharing God's love since 1892
The Whosoever Gospel Mission is a Christian nonprofit organization whose purpose is to provide shelter, food, clothing, education, counseling, rehabilitation and other assistance to homeless and/or needy men, women and children in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. As the lighted sign on our rooftop proclaims each night, we seek to offer the love of Jesus and the hope of the Gospel in both word and deed to those who are hurting. We operate our residential New Life Program for homeless men year-round, and we anticipate opening Hannah's Place, a residential facility for homeless or needy moms and their young children, in the future.
Founded
1947
Size
Giant
Serving Philadelphia's and the nation's blind and visually impaired population since 1874
The Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ASB) started as the Pennsylvania Working Home for Blind Men in 1874 and now more than 125 years later, it is the largest nonprofit organization serving the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired in the Delaware Valley, which includes Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Northern Delaware. ASB promotes self-esteem, independence and self-determination in people who are blind or visually impaired. ASB accomplishes this by providing support through education, training and resources, as well as through community action and public education, serving as a voice and advocate for the rights of all people who are blind or visually impaired.
Founded
1943
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Large
God's Work, Our Hands
Since 1914, Bethesda Mission has been a missionary arm of the local church, reaching out to men, women and children of all races, nationalities and creeds, providing the poor and homeless with shelter, food, clothing, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and disciplining them in the Christian life. Our sevenfold ministries include a Men's Shelter; Women & Children's Shelter; Youth Center; Mobile Mission; Medical/Dental Clinics; Transitional Living; and Rural Outreach. Each fall into two overall categories; first, Samaritan services that offer necessities and encouragement for basic survival; and second, long term rehabilitation and mentoring programs, for men and women struggling with addiction and abuse, providing the opportunity for a new life of stability and fulfillment, and, for positive influence and development of our children and youth.
Founded
1970
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Medium
Hope rekindled. Life renewed. Family restored.
Teen Challenge Training Center has been offering faith-based, residential recovery services since 1958. Teen Challenge has faith-based recovery centers located in Pennsylvania, New York State and North Carolina. At Teen Challenge we teach principles with purpose. Through biblical principles we help our students define who they are and provide them with the tools needed to assist them in the process of recovery. A rigorous and regimented program Teen Challenge offers both personal growth and group studies and counseling. A variety of vocational training programs are available varying according to center location.
Founded
1969
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Medium
The center for family assistance and literacy
ProJeCt of Easton, Inc. works to help people help themselves. ProJeCt offers comprehensive emergency assistance and language and literacy services to over 5,000 community residents each year. ProJeCt offers a number of programs to serve both children and adults, but all of our services share the same goal - to help individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency. ProJeCt envisions a community where people can realize their potential and achieve self-sufficiency not limited by economic disadvantage, language and learning differences, under-education, home environment or poverty.
Founded
1982
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Medium
Providing integrated health care, social and adult educational services to immigrant and low income residents
La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) helps low-income residents of southern Chester County to stay healthy, build strong families and lead productive lives by providing high-quality, culturally welcoming services.
Founded
1978
Size
Tiny
Seeking to prevent domestic violence and committed to providing services that meet the needs of victims
The Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County, Inc. (DAP) seeks to prevent domestic violence and is committed to providing services that meet the needs of victims. DAP supports an empowerment process, which enables victims to move toward self-sufficiency. Each year, DAP provides services to more than 4,500 residents of Delaware County. All services are free, including free representation in Protection from Abuse Hearings. DAP remains the sole provider of these services throughout the 49 townships and boroughs of Delaware County.
Founded
1982
Size
Tiny
The bottom line is children
Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) was founded over 30 years ago to help improve the lives of children by advocating on their behalf and being a catalyst for positive change. We help to identify and educate the public about children's needs and insist that our children become a priority if we as a society, and they as our future, are to survive. Our goals have always been to increase the awareness of children's needs; increase the resources for children and families; strengthen families and communities in helping children learn and grow and assure implementation of funding of public policies which promote stable children and families.
Founded
1980
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Small
Working to end domestic and sexual violence for all women, children, and men in our community
Founded in 1980, Women's Resources of Monroe County provides counseling, education, legal and medical advocacy, shelter and support services in the areas of domestic violence, abuse and rape. Women's Resources of Monroe County provides victims in crisis a community resource that is available to them 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, and 365 days per year. The organization's mission is to end domestic and sexual violence for all women, children, and men in our community.
Founded
1983
Size
Medium
Sharing Christ's Love By Meeting Human Needs
Founded in 1982, New Hope Ministries has assistance centers in Dillsburg, Dover, Hanover, Lemoyne, Mechanicsburg, and the New Oxford Communities, of south-central Pennsylvania which serve parts of Adams, Cumberland, and York Counties. We help close to 17,000 individuals each year. New Hope does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religious affiliation, or any other distinguishing characteristic. We provide emergency crisis assistance, food pantries, rent/mortgage assistance, help with medical needs, heat/utility assistance, transportation assistance, counseling, referral services, after school and summer youth programs, holiday food baskets and gifts. In addition to basic needs, we offer ongoing support and guidance to help people become self-sufficient and stable over the long term through financial literacy, nutrition education, GED, employment preparation, and job training programs.
Founded
1989
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Large
Improving the quality of life for blind people
The Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind began operations on January 1, 1991 with just one objective -- to help blind people in Israel to achieve independence and mobility through the use of guide dogs. The mission of the Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind is to improve the quality of life of blind people by providing them with safe mobility, independence and self-confidence through the faithful assistance of guide dogs. Israel has over 24,000 registered blind people, although unofficial estimates place this figure much higher. Of these, about 250 are guide dog assisted, but this number is growing steadily as the number of graduates from the Center increases annually.In 2013 we formalized our Special Needs Companion program, where we give dogs that are not selected for guide dog training to people in need. Our largest group are children with autism, followed by soldiers with PTSD, children with blindness, or others with Special Needs. All of our dogs go on to help someone!
Founded
1989
Size
Giant
None of us are home until all of us are home
The mission of the Project HOME (Housing, Opportunities for Employment, Medical Care, Education) community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization. Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of care comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy.
Founded
1990
Size
Tiny
Strengthening families by restoring to public life the traditional, foundational principles and values essential for the well-being of society
The Mission of the Pennsylvania Family Institute is to strengthen families by restoring to public life the traditional, foundational principles and values essential for the well-being of society. They are a research and education organization devoted to restoring these values to the state and nation by analyzing public policies and cultural trends for their impact on the family. They produce policy reports, promote responsible citizenship and work to promote unity among pro-family groups. The organization was founded in 1989.
Founded
1990
Size
Medium
Making the miracle of greater independence possible
Founded in 1989, Canine Partners For Life (CPL) is dedicated to training service dogs, home companion dogs, and residential companion dogs to assist individuals who have a wide range of physical and cognitive disabilities. CPL works to improve the quality of life of persons with physical disabilities. Each CPL dog receives a comprehensive and customized training program to meet the specific needs of their human partner. Depending on the assigned program, the dog will receive up to two years of training before being trained to work with its person. CPL has one of the strongest follow-up programs in the industry to ensure the success of each team throughout the lifetime of the partnership.
Founded
1990
Size
Medium
Home care for independent living
Surrey Services for Senior's mission is to help older adults live with independence and dignity and to continue as active members of the community. Surrey is a non-profit organization established in 1981. Throughout the years, Surrey has worked with seniors in all types of situations with many different needs to develop, refine and create the complement of home and community-based services now offered to over 8,200 older adults from three sites in Delaware County and one in Chester County.
Founded
2000
Size
Medium
Home for Children
Founded in 1997, the mission of Amigos de Jesus is to be Friends of Jesus and, therefore, to imitate the behavior and attitude of Jesus Christ for the children of Amigos de Jesús. We accept abandoned, abused and impoverished children with the hope of respecting and enhancing their spiritual, physical, emotional, social and intellectual growth within their country of origin. We aspire toward self-sustainability for both the orphanage and the children who graduate. We believe we are also disciples of these children and will be humbly transformed by the presence of Jesus Christ in the children.
Founded
1941
Size
Giant
Changing one life at a time
Since 1905 our purpose has been to advance the kingdom of God through the gospel of Jesus Christ and to do missionary, relief, and rescue work of all kinds. As the only year-round emergency shelter in Lancaster, PA, we believe homes, jobs and support are three critical answers for individuals who find themselves in the traumatic crisis of homelessness. However, to truly end cycles of homelessness, we have a vision to help individuals come to know lasting, life transformation. Then, they can break out of lifestyles that may have led to their homelessness.
Founded
1970
Size
Small
Mentors for Life
Timber Bay works to create new attitudes and behavior in alienated youth through a growing faith in Christ, supportive staff counseling and healthy relationships. Timber Bay seeks out the unseen kids among us who struggle the most. Our staff of professional youth workers develop long-term relationships with the youth we serve through a dynamic camping and community approach. Timber Bay staff and volunteers build long-term relationships with youth through retreats, mentoring, activities, and unconditional love.
Founded
1970
Size
Medium
Where the heart is
Southeastern Children's Home and Counseling Center is a Christian-based organization that provides care to needy children and families through group home care, foster care, adoption, maternity care, and counseling. Southeastern Children's Home and Counseling Center aspires to become the model Christian-based organization for strengthening children and families in the Carolinas.
Founded
1970
Size
Tiny
Helping people enrich and advance their lives and communities.
Founded in 1969 as The Near West Side Multi-Service Corporation, the facility was named the May Dugan Multi Service Center in 1974 to honor the late May Dugan, a long-time resident of the neighborhood who had been a one-person advocate and counselor for her neighbors in need. Today, the Center continues the tradition of its namesake by providing basic and enhanced programming to people that improve their quality of life and, in doing so, strengthen their community. The founders were inspired by President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty and the mandate of the Kennedy-Johnson Economic Opportunities Act. They made a strong commitment to helping individuals and families become self-sufficient, contributing members of their community. For 43 years, the Center has committed to a comprehensive and caring approach which has proved to be an effective method to help people overcome socio-economic disadvantages.
Founded
1970
Size
Large
Protect & empower children & strengthen families in SW Florida through comprehensive care & community collaboration
Incorporated in 1969, Youth Haven is the only emergency shelter for children in Collier County. Since inception, we have provided a home for thousands of neglected and/or abused children in desperate need of protection -ages birth through eleven, 24-hours a day, seven days a week, without exception. While our roots remain grounded in emergency shelter care, our campus flourishes not only with an on-site day care center for low-income working families, but also an array of pioneering child and substance abuse prevention initiatives to families at risk of abusing their children. Youth Haven works to create an exceptional experience that has the power to transform the lives of vulnerable children and families.
Founded
1970
Size
Giant
Go Further
We believe lasting, positive change begins with access to opportunities. We bridge the opportunity gap by connecting as many people as possible to effective health care, education and essential human services. With core services in early learning, integrated health and wellness, and workforce development, we connect our clients to the right opportunities, relationships, resources and networks that can help them build a better future.
Founded
1967
Size
Small
Feeding Families is Just the Beginning
Our Mission: Circle Of Concern feeds the hungry and provides assistance to low-income families living in west St. Louis County.Since 1967, Circle Of Concern has served west St. Louis County with our food pantry, financial assistance, scholarships and other programs. In the pantry, we are committed to providing both canned/boxed nonperishable food AND fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, eggs, cheese and some meat. Financial assistance meets critical needs to avert an eviction or to keep the utilities on. Scholarships help young people go to college and help adult clients gets critical job training and certifications; in both cases, they are a step toward breaking the cycle of poverty. Holiday programs such as Thanksgiving Baskets, Holiday Family Adoption and Toy Day ease expenses during that joyful time of year. With these programs - and more - Circle is committed to helping our neighbors-in-need so they can direct their own resources toward rebuilding their financial foundations.
Founded
2005
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Large
A place of hope & healing
Founded in 1920, Smoky Mountain Children's Home is a private, Christian multi-service agency that provides professional care and treatment for boys and girls referred for our services due to emotional, behavioral, and life situations. A continuum of quality programs (Residential Care, Foster Care, Adoption, Training and Support) is offered to meet the unique needs of children of different ages, capacities, races and creeds; and their families. We are dedicated to achieving excellence, and will use our knowledge and resources to advocate, enrich, and empower the lives of children and families living out our call to minister the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Founded
1971
Size
Small
Where boys come together as brothers and leave as changed young men
Tara Hall was founded in 1969. Tara Hall, which accepts neglected, troubled and abused boys, is an effective Christ centered long-term residential school that develops moral, social, educational and life skills, thus building responsible contributing adults, while providing services to their families. Founded in 1969, Tara Hall is more than just a residential home for boys; Tara Hall is a refuge. It is a place of restoration and recovery and a home of hope for young men who have come tragically close to losing all hope.
Founded
1971
Size
Tiny
Supporting the social enhancement and cultural preservation of the Dakota Sioux Indian People
Dakota Indian Foundation was founded in 1971 because of the concern for the plight of the Dakota Sioux Indian and to find some means to assist them and preserve their history and culture. The Foundation grants funds to groups and organizations throughout the former Great Sioux Nation to support a wide variety of activities directly related to the social enhancement and cultural preservation of the Dakota Sioux Indian People, such as: the publication of texts which preserve and teach the language and culture; preschool tuition and post-High School scholarships; distribution of clothing, bedding and books on the reservations; and a facility to house, preserve and display examples of the Indian culture.
Founded
1971
Size
Giant
Offering education, social-service and community-building programs to children and families
Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ) is an innovative and unique community-based organization, offering education, social-service and community-building programs to children and families since 1970. HCZ has experienced incredible growth - from the number of children we serve to the breadth of our services. But one thing has stayed the same: the agency's whatever it takes attitude when it comes to helping children to succeed. Today, HCZ continues to offer innovative, efficiently run programs that are aimed at doing nothing less than breaking the cycle of generational poverty for the thousands of children and families it serves. All HCZ programs are offered free to the children and families of Harlem.
Founded
1972
Size
Small
Open Hearts, Open Hands
SnowCap Community Charities is a philanthropic organization created to provide food, clothing, advocacy and other services to the poor.
Founded
1972
Size
Medium
Where Family Comes First
Since 1970, Family Resources has been the agency to turn to for crisis counseling, safe shelter and safe respite for runaway and homeless teens. We are committed to making a difference in the lives of those who need our help and have no where else to turn. Our mission is to strengthen families and build better communities by providing prevention, support and counseling to children, teens and families. We accomplish this through our belief and vision that every child should be safe, that every troubled teen deserves help, and that every family torn apart in crisis be given the opportunity to mend.
Founded
1972
Size
Medium
Caring for Chicagoland's Jews, One by One
The ARK is a community-funded social services agency with facilities on Chicago's North Side and in suburban Northbrook. Since 1971, The ARK has provided free social and medical services to help distressed members of the Chicagoland Jewish community return to self-reliance. We recognize that many members of the community - Jews from all walks of life, from all parts of Chicagoland - are deeply in need of help and kindness. We work with each person or family in distress to create a personalized and comprehensive care plan that draws upon The ARK's wide array of free social and medical services: food, rent and utility assistance, legal aid, job search assistance, benefits advocacy, psychological therapy and testing, a day program for adults with mental health needs, transitional housing, medical, dental and eye care, pharmaceutical assistance, and more. Our primary goals are to stabilize our clients' situations and assist them in achieving the highest degree of self-reliance possible. Each year, The ARK cares for approximately 4,000 people from throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.
Founded
1972
Size
Medium
Restoring broken lives since 1972
Founded in 1972, the Rescue Mission of Salt Lake exists to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the homeless, addicted and/or poor through humanitarian efforts and faith and maturity in Jesus Christ. We help those in need throughout the State of Utah regardless of their station in life, race, religion, or any other determining factor. We seek to help all those who ask help of us, just as the Lord Jesus would.
Founded
1972
Size
Medium
Feed the hungry. Clothe the needy. Welcome the stranger.
Sacred Heart Community Service, founded in 1964, works to change lives and impact poverty by providing essential services, offering tools for self-sufficiency, and ministering with dignity, compassion and respect. We engage the community and inspire volunteers to love, serve and share. Over 1,500 customers walk through our doors daily to access a wide range of services. Our programs, from basic needs to education, are offered comprehensively under one roof and are free of charge to the customers. We also provide helpful information and referral to our customers in collaboration with other human service agencies in the community.
Founded
1972
Size
Medium
Serving the Asian immigrant and Asian American communities
The mission of Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center is to that the children, youth and families have the resources and supports they need to achieve greater economic success and social and physical well-being. Since 1969, BCNC has served as a vital link supporting the growing Asian immigrant and Asian American community of greater Boston. With a focus on serving those most in need, over 70% of BCNC's constituents meet federal poverty guidelines. BCNC provides resources that strengthen self-sufficiency and encourages integration into the US while preserving the rich cultural heritage and traditions of the Asian community. BCNC is a state-certified minority provider serving over 2,300 people each year through one or more of the following programs: (1) Acorn Center for Early Education and Care (2) Adult Education (3) Arts and Enrichment (4) Family Child Care (5) Family Services (6) Recreation and Fitness (7) Recreation and Fitness and (8) the Youth Center.
Founded
1973
Size
Large
Because we're more alike than we are different
Camp Courageous of Iowa was founded in 1972 for the sole purpose of establishing a camp for the disabled. Today the camp is open year-round, has over 150 acres of land with 14 buildings, and annually serves nearly 5,000 campers, ranging in age from 1 to 105. Individuals with disabilities, as well as their families, should experience year-round recreational and respite care activities in a camp setting. Camp Courageous of Iowa provides this needed service to all. The camp provides opportunities for social and personal growth within a supportive environment. Campers learn to try a variety of creative and challenging activities and experience success. Campers develop enhanced self-esteem which carries over to work, home, or school environments.
Founded
1970
Size
Medium
Serving those in need by providing hope and life change since 1970
The Las Vegas Rescue Mission was founded in 1970 by a group of six businessmen who had a burden to help those who were homeless and hungry. Today, the Rescue Mission is composed of various buildings, taking up two city blocks near downtown Las Vegas. Through feeding the hungry, support, care, and an introduction to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, we provide redemption, recovery, and re-entry to the homeless, addicted, and those in need. We now serve approximately 30,000 meals a month. The Mission stands as a beacon of hope. Through effective, innovative Christian recovery programs, the Las Vegas Rescue Mission provides a path for those who want to escape the despair of the streets. We continue to add, update and/or change programs to meet the needs of men, women and children in an ever-changing society.
Founded
1973
Size
Small
Supporting the Upper Valley since 1972
Incorporated in 1972, LISTEN Community Services provides services and support to meet the critical needs of Upper Valley individuals and families. Our grassroots organization has grown along with the region; adding programs like Community Dinners, Summer Camp Scholarships, and Heating Helpers, to meet emerging needs. As a direct result of our community's generosity, Upper Valley children, seniors, families, and individuals receive a warm meal, fuel for their homes, holiday presents for their children, and life skills education to help them transition to successful independent living.
Founded
1972
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Large
Uplifting children. Strengthening families.
At Holt International, we seek a world where every child has the support and resources to reach their full potential. We are dedicated to carrying out God's plan where every child has a loving and secure home.Since our founding in 1956, we have worked toward our vision through programs that strengthen and preserve families that are at risk of separation; by providing critical care and support to orphaned and vulnerable children' and by leading the global community in finding families for children who need them and providing the pre- and post-adoption support and resources they need to thrive.Always, we focus on each child's unique needs - keeping the child's best interest at the forefront of every decision.
Founded
1973
Size
Large
Offering refuge, recovery, and restoration with the support of the community
The Rescue Mission Alliance (RMA) is a 501©(3) non-profit organization incorporated in 1972. To accomplish the goal of Changing Lives for Good, RMA provides a safe haven for men, women, and children who are in desperate need of food, clothing, shelter, and support to resolve hunger and homelessness across Ventura, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and San Bernardino Counties. Through a wide range of services – a food bank, three emergency shelters, five residential recovery programs, transitional housing, and job training – RMA supports people in need and helps them lead healthy, self-sufficient lives.
Founded
1973
Size
Medium
Providing Independence, comfort and companionship to those who are Deaf or have a physical disability.
NEADS (National Education for Assistance Dog Services), also known as Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans, was established in 1976 to train and provide independence to people who are deaf or physically disabled through the use of canine assistance. These Assistance Dogs become an extension of their owners and bring security, freedom, independence and relief from social isolation to their human partners. NEADS trains all breeds and mixed breeds of dogs to help people who are deaf or physically disabled live more independently. NEADS has trained well over 1500 Assistance Dog teams from all states since 1976. Each year we train over 50 teams and hold two graduation ceremonies per year to mark the occasions.
Founded
1973
Size
Large
Implementing and sustaining meaningful alternatives to living with violence.
Middle Way House envisions a community where individuals live free from violence and the threat of violence; a community characterized by equality across the gender spectrum and social and economic justice; a community where everyone's contribution is honored and individual and group differences are valued; a community where everyone is adequately fed, housed, educated and employed; a community that provides opportunities for meaningful participation, personal growth, and creative expression. Our purpose includes meeting the specific housing, employment, and service needs of abused women and their children, as well as offering a comprehensive range of services responsive to individual needs and differences. We raise awareness of violence against women, provide information about the cycle of violence and available remedies, and encourage sensitive and appropriate responses to victims of violence.
Founded
1976
Size
Large
With dignity & respect, powered by volunteers, provide services to meet basic human needs and a pathway to self-reliance
MEND-Meet Each Need with Dignity, which serves as many as 30,000 poverty-level clients each month while remarkably keeping operating costs to 5%, is the largest, most efficient and comprehensive poverty-relief organization in the San Fernando Valley. MEND takes a holistic approach to relieve the effects of poverty by providing basic human needs while giving their clients the tools, education, training, support and opportunities that foster self-reliance.MEND was born as a volunteer-powered organization four decades ago in a garage in suburban LA and today benefits from the assistance of more than 3000 volunteers (and only 25 paid staffers) to implement its vast array of programs that provide food, clothing, medical, dental and vision care; job training, classes in ESL, literacy, computers, office skills, sewing and parenting; math, reading and science tutoring for kids; hot meals, food, clothing and showers to the homeless and a community wide Adopt-a-Family Christmas Program.
Founded
1974
Size
Small
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Founded in 1973 by several religious congregations, Crisis Control Ministry is a Christian-based ministry whose mission is to assist people in crisis to meet essential life needs and to become self-sufficient. At Crisis Control Ministry, we strive to assist our neighbors who face financial crises which impede the fulfillment of basic life needs, including housing, utilities, food, and prescription medications. We also aim to support our clients' efforts to regain self-sufficiency.
Founded
1974
Size
Tiny
Empowering communities. Changing lives
The mission of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (ULEM) is to be a champion of civil rights dedicated to helping people improve their lives. Our purpose is to build stronger communities by providing local residents with education, job training and placement at no cost. For 95 years, our programs and services have given hope to our members and made a lasting, positive impact in the community.
Founded
1976
Size
Medium
Creating opportunities for young people to succeed
Crosswinds Youth Services (CYS) creates opportunities for young people to succeed, embodies our organization's primary goal of helping young people strengthen skills, develop leadership abilities, and reach their full potential. CYS began in the 1970s with a group of concerned community leaders who came together to discuss how Brevard County could respond to the increasing number of runaway and homeless youth in the community. Over the years, Crosswinds has grown to include a wide range of programs and services for young people and their families. Our programs include shelters, counseling, intervention and supervision, education, family therapy, transitional living, independent living, and community centers.
Founded
1975
Size
Large
Help. Health. Hope.
Founded in 1974, Sephardic Bikur Holim Community Service Network is a mental health and social service agency dedicated to caring for people in need with compassion, discretion, and respect. We provide for the health, sustenance, support, and well-being of children and adults, the infirm and the disadvantaged through an ever-expanding spectrum of programs and resources. We work hand-in-hand with a network of devoted volunteers and professionals to address special needs, while maintaining a strong commitment to excellence. At Sephardic Bikur Holim our goal is to invest families and individuals with strength and self-esteem so that they can rise with dignity to their utmost potential.
Founded
1978
Size
Giant
A Christian home for children needing a chance
Big Oak Ranch is a Christian home for children needing a chance. Because that's what we offer: a chance. To find a normal life. To find God's love. To find that we are all more than our circumstances: we are what we have the strength to become.
Founded
1975
Size
Medium
No one should fall through the cracks
Search and Care's mission is to seek out older people in the community who need help in managing life's daily activities or accessing essential services, and to provide them the support and companionship they require to live with security and dignity in the manner they choose. For 44 years, Search and Care's hallmark is providing older men and women with compassionate and personalized comprehensive care, that also manages to be cost effective. Many of our clients are frail, and often low income, isolated and homebound. Accepting the help of Search and Care is often preferred over the necessity to relocate to an alternative housing setting such as assisted, enriched, or nursing facilities. We have served over 10,000 clients who live in the communities of Yorkville, Carnegie Hill and East Harlem.
Founded
1975
Size
Small
Providing families with the tools to succeed
The Parenting Center's mission is to provide family members and professionals with the tools, resources and services to build successful families. In 1974, The Junior League of Fort Worth formed the Tarrant County Child Abuse Task Force in response to the growing problem of child abuse and neglect in our community. The Parenting Center dedicates itself to the prevention of child abuse and neglect and is a leader in the field of parenting education and skills based training. We work from within the community, providing individuals, families, schools and others with the most complete family services of any agency in the region. The Parenting Center serves 14,000 to 18,000 clients each year, from all income levels and social groups, across Tarrant County and the surrounding area.
Founded
1955
Size
Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
Established in 1854, the YMCA of Pittsburgh builds strong kids, strong families, strong communities through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh is a nationally affiliated character building social services agency focusing on program services for individuals and families. Christian in its heritage, it is ecumenical in its delivery of services and its membership. The YMCA assists people in learning the skills and attitudes that will enrich their lives, lead them to interracial and intergenerational understanding and to realize their full potential as members of this community. The YMCA emphasizes development of the whole person as embodied in the YMCA symbol, the triangle, signifying the union of the spirit, the mind and the body.
Founded
1953
Size
Medium
Existing to share Christ, to shelter, to heal, and to restore the homeless to independent living - without discrimination
Founded in 1941, Washington City Mission exists to share Christ, to shelter, to heal, and to restore the homeless to independent living - without discrimination. Last year alone, the Washington City Mission provided all of these crucial, life-giving services: more than 124,000 nourishing meals for mission residents and low-income, walk-in guests; 600 food baskets; over 28,000 nights of safe shelter for our community's homeless men, women, and children; furniture for over 1,400 families and individuals; medical intervention for over 4,400 transportation assistance for over 200 individuals; professional and supportive counseling for addiction, mental health, and spiritual restoration; and emergency food, care, and transportation for victims of natural disasters and the needy. City Mission Motto: Ending Homelessness One Life At a Time.
Founded
1953
Size
Medium
Life Sustaining. Life Changing
As a ministry of Jesus Christ, Light of Life Rescue Mission will provide a home for the homeless and food for the hungry, and will build disciples for the Kingdom of God among the poor, addicted, abused and needy. Founded in 1952, Light of Life Rescue Mission is a non-denominational Christian organization providing food, shelter and a life transforming recovery program designed to help people rebuild their lives. Our comprehensive recovery program provides education and employment training, addiction recovery, life skills counseling and many other services.
Founded
1976
Size
Large
Working to end intimate partner violence in the lives of women and their children
Founded in 1974 by Ellen Berliner and Anne Steytler, Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (WC&S) was one of the first six shelters in the United States for battered women. Since that time, WC&S has been at the forefront of the Battered Women's Movement, creating and implementing innovative and effective programming aimed at preventing domestic violence and providing services to domestic violence victims. In the 2010-2011 Fiscal Year, Women's Center provided over 10,943 services to 6,000 individuals - women, children and some men - who utilized our domestic violence services. Domestic violence has been ongoing throughout the ages, all over the world; it wasn't until the early 1970s that domestic violence was even given a name and recognized as a national problem.
Founded
1995
Size
Tiny
Changing lives one person, one family, one block at a time
Urban Impact mission is to do our part in fulfilling Christ's Great Commission on the North Side of Pittsburgh, by following His model of holistic ministry by investing in the lives of at-risk children, youth, and their families in order to develop mature, responsible followers of Christ. Our mission is to do our part in fulfilling Christ's Great Commission on the North Side of Pittsburgh, by following His model of holistic ministry by investing in the lives of at-risk children, youth, and their families in order to develop mature, responsible followers of Christ.
Founded
1997
Size
Giant
We are the leading nonprofit agency for persons who are blind or vision impaired in southwestern Pennsylvania.
For more than 100 years, Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh has provided top-rated programs and services in Allegheny County and communities throughout Pennsylvania and neighboring states to people of all ages who are blind and visually impaired. Our mission is to change the lives of persons we serve by fostering independence and individual choice. We believe that every person with vision loss and hearing loss can be taught to use their other senses and the vision that remains to live independently and with confidence. We believe that every blind person can learn adaptive techniques and develop new skills so they may live independently.
Founded
1999
Size
Medium
Imagine the Possibilities
The Woodlands is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with disability and chronic illness. Using its fully accessible and barrier-free facilities, The Woodlands' programs enable participants to experience social, cultural, environmental, recreational and spiritual growth. Serenely nestled in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, the Woodlands' 52-acre site features: an indoor heated pool, 48-bed lodge, dining hall, creative arts and computer center, activity center, camping area, sports court, nature trail, amphitheater, adaptive zipline and a par-3 adapted golf course. The Woodlands sponsors a variety of programs and is also available year-round to other organizations that serve individuals with special needs.
Founded
2008
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Small
Advancing peace, justice, and equality and empowering the marginalized and rejected.
Founded in 2007, Heart for Lebanon's mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Heart for Lebanon believes transformation is a process, not an event. Rather unique among the relief work in Lebanon is our three-prong approach to care: transactional relief, relational engagement, and transformational results. Heart for Lebanon currently serves a total of 3,000 refugee and at-risk families throughout Lebanon on a monthly basis through the Relief & Community Care Initiative and Children at Risk Initiative. Heart for Lebanon's desired outcome is to move people from despair to hope.
Founded
2008
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Large
Feeding the future of America
Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry. Blessings in a Backpack is currently feeding over 89,000 children in nearly 1100 schools in 47 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in schools. We are feeding the future of America, one school at a time.
Founded
2009
Size
Tiny
Providing Food, Occupation, Clothing, Understanding, and Shelter
FOCUS North America is a national movement of Orthodox Christians, united in faith and joined by a desire to provide action-oriented and sustainable solutions to poverty in communities across America. FOCUS has operations and youth volunteer experiences in more than 50 cities in the United States. As an expression of Christ's love FOCUS North America serves the hungry, thirsty, stranger, naked, sick and imprisoned by providing Food, Occupation, Clothing, Understanding, and Shelter. We bring communities, parishes, and partners together in hands-on activities – uniting giver and the underserved — to help transform all of our lives and break the cycle of poverty that afflicts so many in our society.
Founded
2004
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Large
Alleviating poverty in India
Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC) is dedicated to alleviating poverty in India. The donations it raises, from individuals throughout the United States, fund its charitable projects in India. Even the smallest of donations can greatly benefit an orphaned child or a widowed woman. Charity has always been an integral aspect of a Muslim society. The Quran places great emphasis on giving to the poor, and our beloved Prophet (pbuh) is reported to have said that wealth does not diminish by charity. When you donate to IMRC, you are supporting a network of more than 100 Muslim organizations in India. These organizations provide educational and financial support to thousands of orphans, destitute children and needy families. Your generous donations also support medical clinics, women's training centers and other social welfare institutions.
Founded
2002
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Small
Because love has no boundaries
International Crisis Aid's mission is to assist in sustaining life, bring encouragement to those suffering and collaborate with other relief organizations in bringing necessary foods, materials and medicines to people in times of crisis, particularly where life and death situations exist. Additionally, we attempt to bring public awareness to these situations and to solicit citizen involvement whenever and wherever possible. All assistance and resources are traditionally secured in the country of need when possible, so as to develop relations with the local business people and foster a true spirit of cooperation.
Founded
2002
Size
Tiny
Cops for kids
The mission of the California Police Youth Charities (CPYC) is to build relationships between the law enforcement community and California youth. We will strive to provide opportunities for youth through various resources throughout the state of California. Creating scholarships and funding various youth activities in each of California's counties shall accomplish this. It is our goal to keep California's youth involved in productive activities run by positive role models. Since its incorporation in 2002, CPYC has grown rapidly and consistently to a point where we feel we are making some real positive changes in the lives of kids throughout the State of California.
Founded
2006
Size
Tiny
Providing free repairs to low-income homeowners.
HomeFront helps qualified, low-income homeowners who are physically or financially challenged to maintain their residence by providing free home repairs through teams of volunteers. The goal of HomeFront is to provide free home repairs for homes and community centers focusing on the neediest circumstances. Our program staff and volunteers work hand-in-hand with homeowners to provide those repairs that will be the most meaningful to them and have the greatest impact on their quality of life. Repairs may include carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, roofing, drywall, weatherproofing, window and door replacement, wheel chair ramps, installation of smoke detectors and fire extinguishers, painting, cleaning, and yard work.
Founded
2009
Size
Large
Neighbors helping neighbors
For more than 145 years, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has quietly cared for those in need throughout Cincinnati and Hamilton County. More than 900 volunteers care for people in their own neighborhoods, visiting the homes of people in need more than 7,500 each year. In addition to providing immediate help with pressing needs such as food or utilities, we operate southwest Ohio's only Charitable Pharmacy; seven thrift stores that provide furniture, clothing and household items to people in need; a comprehensive social service office; seven food pantries including the Edyth & Carl Lindner Choice Food Pantry in the West End; and the Ozanam Center for Service Learning.
Founded
1980
Size
Giant
Health, hope and a home away from home
Founded in 1982, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati provides an affordable "home away from home" for families and their children receiving medical treatment at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Ronald McDonald House Charities also awards grants to local not-for-profit organizations serving children through a portion of donations from McDonald's customers and Global Ronald McDonald House Charities' matching funds. We work to offer all the comforts of home to every family and hospitalized child. In Spring 2009, Cincinnati's Ronald McDonald House will open its doors again to a new expansion offering 30 additional rooms, half of which are long-term suites. This expansion will allow our House to serve an additional 500 families each year.
Founded
1981
Size
Small
Faith matters
Pregnancy Decision Health Centers (PDHC) began in 1978 as a dream of a few couples who wanted to help expectant women receive compassionate care in central Ohio. Since then, so many others have made this dream their own. Today, volunteers number in the hundreds, and PDHC serves more than 21,000 women annually through the hotline, chat, email and in person at five Care Centers. PDHC has provided free ultrasounds for clients since 1995. The powerful truth of the ultrasound picture is that it has resulted in many abortion-vulnerable clients choosing life for their babies. Since our inception, more than 3,000 abortion-vulnerable women have chosen life for their children, and at least another 3,000 who were struggling with an abortion decision decided to consider other options after visiting PDHC.
Founded
1986
Size
Small
Moving Central Ohio families from homelessness to hope filled futures
Founded in 1986, The Homeless Families Foundation (HFF) educates and nurtures children while empowering families to achieve stable housing and self-sufficiency. Programs include housing assistance, holistic case management, and a children's education center (Dowd Education Center) for afterschool and summer tutoring and enrichment for children in kindergarten through middle school. HFF operates as a Housing First agency: most families, with some help, are capable of living independently and can best work to address their issues when they are in a stable, long-term home environment.
Founded
1987
Size
Tiny
Connect2Help211 Connects People To The Help They Need.
Connect2Help211's mission is to facilitate connections between people who need human services and those who provide them. Connect2Help211 serves solely to promote self-sufficiency, change lives and, as a result, improve the quality of life in our communities.
Founded
1989
Size
Tiny
Creating a sustainable tomorrow.
Founded in 1982, Valley Interfaith Community Resource Center (VICRC) is the preeminent volunteer organization in the upper Millcreek Valley, dedicated to helping the less fortunate in our Hamilton County area. We work to assist our neighbors in need with food, clothing, emergency homeless prevention services, victim advocacy and street outreach by linking willing and able clients with resources which will help them break their cycle of dependency, and provide them with a new beginning.
Founded
1990
Size
Medium
Support, education, hope
Cancer Support Community Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky is one of 50 affiliates of the nonprofit Cancer Support Community global network providing emotional, educational, and social support for people with cancer and their families. Services include support groups, healthy lifestyle classes, educational programs, social activities, community resource referrals, and treatment decision support. Cancer Support Community's mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.
Founded
1999
Size
Small
Empowering healthier communities
Good Neighbor House is a faith-based, human development organization that provides health, nutrition, and education services to the under-served through relationships with relevant collaborative service partners. Today, Good Neighbor House offers a full range of Human and Health Services to the community as we collaborate with many local agencies to assist clients.
Founded
1993
Size
Giant
We will not stop until the world can see.
OneSight is an independent nonprofit providing access to quality eye care and eyewear in underserved communities worldwide. Since 1988, OneSight has partnered with local health organizations, governments, school districts, industry leaders, doctors and volunteers to help more than 9 million people in 41 countries.
Founded
1994
Size
Small
Leading the fight to end Duchenne
Founded in 1994, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy's mission is to improve the treatment, quality of life and long-term outlook for all individuals affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy through research, advocacy, education and compassion. Our objectives include: identifying, supporting and sharing promising Duchenne-related research; making state-of-the-art information about treatment and care options available to all members of the Duchenne community; pursuing strategies that will impact this generation of young men affected by Duchenne as well as future generations; encouraging policymakers to afford the same priority to Duchenne as they would to other disorders of similar incidence and prevalence; and creating a supportive community for people affected by Duchenne.
Founded
1995
Size
Tiny
Touching lives. . .transforming communities
India Gospel League (IGL)'s goal is to facilitate heart change by bringing the very best of the gospel of Jesus Christ to rural Indian culture. Through our holistic ministry, we share the good news of Christ, people respond and indigenous pastors move from village to village with the complete package of the life-changing Word of God. Our work focuses on evangelism and church planting, children's ministries, medical outreach, and rural and economic development.
Founded
1995
Size
Tiny
Giving illness a GIANT Time Out!
Founded in 1995 as Adventures For Wish Kids, A Kid Again provides hope, happiness and healing to families raising kids with life threatening illness. We provide fun filled activities and destination events, which we call adventures at no cost to families. Our year round adventures foster laughter, joy, normalcy and supportive networking opportunities. Our family centric approach allows for a broader more comprehensive impact on the effects of coping with a life threatening illness in the family. Our events allow families to give illness a GIANT Time Out!
Founded
1997
Size
Tiny
Fighting hunger, shaping lives, strengthening our community
Founded in 1989, Target Hunger works to alleviate hunger and its root causes in the heart of Houston's inner city. Target Hunger is one of Houston's largest organizations that distributes food to families. We assist individuals in inner-city neighborhoods who are food insecure. Our agency focuses on rebuilding and strengthening family units by empowering our clients to become self-sufficient through our programs. More than three million pounds of food are distributed each year and more than 9,600 individuals are served each month.
Founded
1998
Size
Small
Where dreams really do come true
Kids Wish Network has been making dreams come true for hundreds of thousands of children all over the world since 1997. We are dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children who are experiencing life-altering situations. We started with the single purpose of granting wishes to children suffering with life-threatening conditions, but have since created additional programs to benefit kids nationwide, including Hero of the Month, Kids Wish Network On Tour, Holiday of Hope Gift Banks, A Child Forever Funeral Assistance, and our International Relief program. It is our promise to continue to bring much-needed joy to these brave young hearts through our unique programs and services and bring them the hope and comfort they truly deserve.
Founded
1998
Size
Tiny
Providing a comprehensive approach to improving self-sufficiency for families and individuals
The Family Resource Center Association (FRCA) is a collaborative network of 24 community-based family resource centers that provide a comprehensive approach to improving self-sufficiency for families and individuals in over 60% of Colorado. Our Mission is to provided public advocacy, capacity building, and resource development to strengthen our statewide network of family resource centers as they bring help and hope to Colorado families.
Founded
1998
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Small
Turning empty houses into homes
Founded in 1998, the mission of the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio is to provide free furniture to central Ohio families and individuals struggling with poverty and other severe life challenges. Our Vision is for all central Ohio families to live in furnished homes, thereby relieving suffering, strengthening family units, improving quality of life and building a better community. Community collaborations and resource sharing make this possible on an ongoing basis.
Founded
1998
Size
Large
Investing in artists who shape the future
Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services. Our pioneering venture philanthropy approach helps artists working in all creative disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable practices. Creative Capital provides each funded project with up to $50,000 in direct funding and career development services valued at $45,000, for a total commitment of up to $95,000 per project. Since 1999, we have committed $40 million in financial and advisory support to 511 projects representing 642 artists, and our Professional Development Program has reached nearly 15,000 artists in over 700 communities.
Founded
1999
Size
Giant
Cure Pancreatic Cancer.
The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research advances the scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer by: increasing funding and support of research into the biological mechanisms and clinical strategies related to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment; facilitating and enhancing the dialog among members of the medical and scientific communities; advocating an increase in the annual budget of the National Cancer Institute with emphasis on research related to pancreatic cancer; and heightening the public's awareness of pancreatic cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention and providing informational support for pancreatic cancer patients, their families, and friends.
Founded
2000
Size
Small
Providing service dogs to children and veterans worldwide
The mission of 4 Paws for Ability is to: enrich the lives of children and veterans with disabilities by the training and placement of service dogs to provide them with companionship and promote independent living; educate the public to accept the use of service dogs in public places. Funding of a 4 Paws' service dog is the responsibility of the children's family. Veterans are free. Applicants typically use fund-raising activities to gather these funds, and 4 Paws assists the applicant as necessary. 4 Paws has no eligibility requirements beyond a physician statement that the person requesting a service dog has a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Founded
1999
Size
Giant
Muslims for humanity
Helping Hand for Relief and Development is a global humanitarian relief and development organization responding to human sufferings in emergency and disastrous situations anywhere all over the world regardless race, gender, ethnicity, class, location, religion, color, cultural diversity and social background; with special focus on countries where the massive population is living below the poverty line. In addition to our emergency relief efforts in natural or man made disaster areas, we also work on long term relief and development programs like livelihood, economic empowerment, orphan and widows support program and skill development program.
Founded
1999
Size
Medium
Employing communities. Restoring lives.
Founded in 1999, Cincinnati Works partners with willing and capable people living in poverty to assist them in advancing to economic self-sufficiency through employment. Using a holistic approach, we offer access to area employers while providing comprehensive support services. We serve two clients: those individuals in the community who are currently unemployed or underemployed (i.e. the working poor) and employers who have entry- & mid-level positions.
Founded
2001
Size
Tiny
Loving Our Neighbors
Founded in 2000, the New Path, Inc's goal is to love our neighbors by assisting with basic needs, and by creating a community that supports stability and fosters transformation. New Path, Inc. is the umbrella agency for outreach ministries at Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church in Tipp City, Ohio and also has operations at Fort McKinley UMC in Dayton, Ohio and The Point UMC in Trotwood, Ohio.New Path, Inc. serves neighbors in over fourteen specialized ministry areas.
Founded
2001
Size
Medium
Partnerships for Stronger Families
Founded by Jessica Seinfeld in 2001, the GOOD+ Foundation (formerly Baby Buggy) is a nonprofit organization that partners with a national network of leading programs to break the cycle of family poverty through the power of donated children's products and life-changing family services. GOOD+ Foundation grants donations of products and services to programs that have demonstrated a capacity to improve family economic security. Together we can provide for the immediate needs of a child while his/her parents get the support needed to help build their families' security over the long-term. Our three focus areas are: supporting new mothers, investing in early childhood and engaging fathers. Through the generous support of donors and nearly 45,000 volunteers, GOOD+ Foundation has donated close to 20 million items through its partner network across the United States. For more information, visit www.goodplusfoundation.org.
Founded
1941
Size
Small
A settlement house serving Franklinton and its surrounding neighborhoods.
Gladden Community House is a settlement house serving Franklinton and its surrounding neighborhoods. We are a United Way affiliated non-profit agency providing education and recreation programs, emergency assistance, and advocacy and support for individuals, families, and groups. We do this to preserve and strengthen the well being of the community and its members, and to help and inspire community members to resolve their problems and control the shape of their lives.
Founded
1941
Size
Large
That no child shall be kept out of school for lack of adequate clothing
Charity Newsies clothes needy school children. Each year on Drive Day, the second Saturday in December, the Charity Newsies Paper Sale raises thousands of dollars from generous organizations, foundations, businesses and individuals. Newsies also collect contributions through the Annual Auction and Gala, the sale of Hearts and other fundraising activities during the year. Together all these contributions represent the Drive Total, which last year was $1,764,510. In the 2011-2012 school year Charity Newsies clothed 13,002 children.
Founded
2003
Size
Tiny
A movement to care for orphans
After the adoption of their first daughter, Shaohannah Hope, in 2000, Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman desperately wanted to do something about the millions of waiting children who still needed loving families. Combining both the platform and resources with which they had been entrusted, they started Show Hope in 2003. Since inception, Show Hope has helped provide forever homes through Adoption Aid grants for more than 5,500 orphans from over 50 countries, including the U.S. In addition, more than 2,000 orphans with special needs have received critically needed medical care through Show Hope's Care Centers in China. Furthermore, Show Hope is helping bring the hope of healing to thousands of children by championing adequate Pre+Post Adoption Support for families and pertinent professionals. Mobilizing countless individuals, students, families, and churches to care for orphans, Show Hope's efforts have helped restore the hope of a family to many waiting children around the world.
Founded
1986
Size
Small
Giving hope for brighter tomorrows
Children's Fund's mission is to prevent child abuse in our community; to ensure that at-risk children who are abused, neglected, impoverished, or abandoned receive adequate food, shelter, clothing, medical care and education; and to provide equal opportunity for social development for these children. The Children's Fund was created in 1986 and is the non-profit member of the San Bernardino County's Children's Network. Children's Fund's purpose is to call to action private businesses, non-profit organizations, and concerned citizens to form a public/private partnership. This partnership provides Children's Fund an administrative overhead.
Founded
1995
Size
Medium
Ending the Silence of Domestic Violence.
Laura's House provides domestic violence-related services to the 915,000 residents of Orange County, California and beyond. Since our founding in 1994, Laura's House has provided shelter and support services to more than 4,596 abused women and children and counseling, life skills education and legal assistance to over 51,740 persons. Today, Laura's House continues to be the only state-approved comprehensive domestic violence agency in South Orange County. Annually, Laura's House provides residential shelter services, counseling and legal services to hundreds of women and children. Thousands of crisis calls come in each year on our Crisis Hotline.
Founded
1995
Size
Tiny
Building new lives for America's homeless
Founded in 1989, HomeAid is a leading national provider of housing for today's homeless. The organization builds new lives for America's homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach. HomeAid builds multi-unit housing for homeless families and individuals, then donates it to charities such as Family Promise, US Veteran's Initiative, Boys Hope Girls Hope, Mercy House, Salvation Army, Volunteers of America, YMCA, and others. Most HomeAid housing serves people who are temporarily homeless due to circumstances beyond their control: job loss, natural disasters and other catastrophes, illness and medical problems, domestic violence, and more. HomeAid has provided housing for more than 270,000 individuals.
Founded
1997
Size
Medium
Raising money to help people with physical disabilities pursue an active lifestyle
Established in 1997, the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) is a unique organization that recognizes the athletic greatness inherent in all people with physical challenges and supports their athletic endeavors by providing grants for training, competition and equipment needs. CAF programs include Access for Athletes, providing funding and support for physically challenged athletes; Catch a Rising Star, a fitness and mentoring program; Operation Rebound, providing post-rehabilitation support and mentorship to American soldiers and veterans; Emmanuel Fund, supporting Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's efforts to change conditions for the physically challenged in Ghana; and Reach High, conducting outreach to inspire and educate people with physical challenges and our communities.
Founded
1998
Size
Tiny
One of the largest providers of homeless services in the Coachella Valley and Riverside County
The mission of Martha's Village & Kitchen is to serve our neighbors by responding to their needs with food, clothing, shelter and an opportunity to become self-sufficient by affirming their dignity with love, compassion and respect. Martha's Village & Kitchen is one of the largest providers of homeless services in the Coachella Valley and Riverside County. Martha's began in 1990 when the founders served meals to their homeless neighbors. Today, from its campus in Indio, CA, Martha's Village offers unique life-changing programs based on the nationally-recognized “continuum of care model” breaking the cycle of homelessness.
Founded
1999
Size
Small
A research and action institute dedicated to creating economic prosperity, sustainable communities and a healthy environment for all.
The Center on Policy Initiatives (CPI) is a research and action institute dedicated to creating economic prosperity, sustainable communities and a healthy environment for all. CPI serves a unique role in the San Diego region providing the analysis, policy solutions, education and alliances that advance social and economic justice. CPI works to promote higher living standards for poor and moderate-income people through research, policy development, public education, and effective advocacy.
Founded
2001
Size
Tiny
Providing individualized family care for the most vulnerable children of South Africa, since 1998.
Our mission is to offer unconditional love, dignity, and FAMILY to children orphaned in South Africa. We seek to solve the complex problems experienced by infants and children without families. The value of treating each child as we would our own is at the core of our work. Forever Family Homes offer children, who were orphaned, families in individual homes, run by loving and committed full-time house parents and staff. Our work has resulted in the rescue of over 500 children who either reside in our Forever Family Homes, have been adopted into legal and permanent families, or reunified with family. The word "orphan" no longer applies, because our children now belong in a long-term, stable, de facto family. While past experiences, trauma, neglect, and abuse will be a part of their story forever, their pasts do not define or limit who they can become. Our desire is to empower them to experience hope and a bright future.
Founded
1937
Size
Giant
A nationally recognized nonprofit addressing the important issues of aging through service, research and advocacy
Founded in 1908 as a nonsectarian organization through the generosity of Cleveland industrialist Benjamin Rose, the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging works to raise the standards of care for older adults. The Institute has been an innovator in service delivery, a leader in research, and an advocate for older adults in Northeast Ohio and nationally. Benjamin Rose services include providing home care, adult day care, social work, mental health services, and senior companions through the Eldercare Services Institute; conducting applied gerontological research at the Margaret Blenkner Research Institute; identifying and influencing public policies that impact older adults and their caregivers through the Katz Policy Institute; and providing housing for low-income seniors in the Margaret Wagner Apartments. Expertise in the areas of aging service, research and advocacy is shared through a series of educational programs scheduled throughout the year.
Founded
1928
Size
Giant
Empowering people with vision loss to realize their full potential
Cleveland Sight Center is a multi-faceted agency founded in 1906 serving people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired. We provide preventative, educational, rehabilitative, and many other vision support services directly to approximately 10,000 clients in the greater Cleveland area each year. Through community outreach and our radio-reading service, that number increases significantly. In addition to our educational and rehabilitative programs, we have a Low Vision Clinic, offer a wide array of social and recreational activities, and have a residential camp, Highbrook Lodge, in Chardon. Our comprehensive services are available to residents of Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga counties, with onsite services available to anyone who can travel to Cleveland Sight Center's University Circle location.
Founded
1978
Size
Medium
Bringing hope to a city . . .one life at a time.
The West Side Catholic Center (WSCC) is a unique organization, financially independent of the Cleveland Diocese and Catholic Charities. Since 1977, our programs - shelter, clothing, meals, outreach, youth advocacy, case management, street survival services and providing rapid rehousing and emergency shelter - have responded to the needs of men, women, and children in the greater Cleveland area, regardless of a client's religious affiliation. All services are provided free of charge, with the assistance of over 400 volunteers.
Founded
1987
Size
Medium
More than new outfits. New outlooks.
Founded in 1969, Shoes and Clothes for Kids (SC4K) is the only non-profit organization in Greater Cleveland providing new shoes and clothes at no charge throughout the year to thousands of children in need. Through a network of 35 Distribution Partners, SC4K positively impacts the lives of area children by giving them the self-esteem and confidence that comes from having brand new shoes and clothes. SC4K is proud to serve as a change agent for area families living in poverty. The offering of shoe gift cards and free clothing also brings families into our Distribution Partners' agencies that would not normally come through the door. Once at the agency, families are able to access additional programs and services working to improve and enrich their lives. These programs include food pantries, GED education programs, resale shops, job placement, Head Start, daycare, immunization, etc.
Founded
1994
Size
Giant
Transforming U.S. public education for underserved youth
The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education is an educational organization dedicated to transforming U.S. public education for underserved youth. The Foundation drives reform by engaging in practice, policy and partnerships that provide quality education and enrichment opportunities.
Founded
1999
Size
Large
Facing Cancer-Embracing Life
The Gathering Place opened in January 2000 as a community-based cancer support center to fill an unmet need in the greater Cleveland community. The programs and services offered address the social, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of individuals with cancer and their support network. The mission of The Gathering Place is to support, educate and empower individuals and families touched by cancer through programs and services provided free of charge. The Gathering Place serves all individuals with any type of cancer and their family and friends regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation. The clinical staff are all master's prepared and licensed and provide the highest quality standard of care.
Founded
1947
Size
Small
Nurturing children and strengthening families since 1871
The mission of the Toledo Day Nursery is to provide children of working and student parents with quality, affordable child care programs devoted to enhancing the child's educational, social, emotional and physical development; to provide the parent with the child care resources to strengthen the family, and to serve as a role model and advocate for quality child care throughout the community.
Founded
1944
Size
Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
Founded in 1854, the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is a community service organization dedicated to putting Christian principles into practice through programs that enhance personal growth and improve the health of spirit, mind and body for all. At the root of our mission is a commitment to character development and the four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Throughout Indianapolis, our twelve YMCA branches serve more than 171,000 people from diverse communities- providing over $6 million in scholarships, program subsidies, and underwritten programs in low-income communities.
Founded
1942
Size
Giant
Changing lives in central Indiana since 1893
Wheeler Mission Ministries is a non-denominational, Christian, social services organization, which provides critically needed goods and services to homeless, poor, and needy of central Indiana without regard to race, color, creed, national origin or religion. Founded in 1893, Wheeler is the oldest continuously operating ministry of its kind in the state of Indiana. With seven locations, dozens of ministries, a budget of $8.5 Million, and about 120 employees, Wheeler is the also the largest and most diverse ministry of its kind in the state. Please note, that on October 1, 2015, Wheeler Mission Ministries officially merged with Backstreet Missions. Wheeler Mission Ministries will assume day-to-day operations.
Founded
1978
Size
Small
Giving hope to the hopeless
Since 1953 Kokomo Rescue Mission (KRM) a non-denominational Christian social service agency, has provided a Christ-centered response to the problems of poverty and homelessness in North Central Indiana. Kokomo Rescue Mission's purpose is to minister the love of Jesus Christ to the whole person through rescue ministries. Services include men's shelter, women and children's shelter, public dining room, free clothing, and holiday outreach programs. KRM helps over 250 people each day, and cooperates with other social services, mental health and judicial agencies.
Founded
1975
Size
Large
Working today for a safer tomorrow
The Julian Center is an agency providing counseling, safe shelter, and education for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other life crises. Through outreach and consultation, we also seek to educate the community about the issue of domestic violence and its impact on all our lives. Since 1975, women have chosen The Julian Center as a source of strength and a place of refuge in dealing with life's challenges. Our programs and services are designed to contribute to a significant reduction in the incidence of violence against women and their children, to support survivors in healing, and to help break the intergenerational cycle of abuse.
Founded
1988
Size
Small
Leaders in HIV/AIDS Prevention & Care
The Damien Center provides comprehensive services to approximately 1,300 persons living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in Central Indiana and actively advocates for just and compassionate responses to their needs. Necessary client services such as case management, housing and employment opportunities as well as client enrichment services such as client events and support groups help clients move forward in their lives with dignity. The Damien Center's prevention department provides HIV/STD testing, comprehensive risk counseling and outreach education.
Founded
1988
Size
Small
Breaking the cycle of poverty
Shepherd is a faith-based, nonprofit organization established in 1985 with a simple but staggering goal: to break the cycle of poverty on the near Eastside of Indianapolis by engaging and empowering the community to cultivate healthy children, strong families, and vibrant neighborhoods through a Christ-centered approach that meets the spiritual, physical, emotional, and academic needs of our neighbors.
Founded
1999
Size
Medium
Haven. Home. Hope.
Sheltering Wings provides emergency housing for women and children suffering from any form of domestic abuse. We build stable and independent lives through essential programs offered in a supportive and Christ-centered environment. We provide a safe, 24-hour haven for women and their dependent children suffering the effects of domestic violence. We help victims of domestic violence build stable and independent lives through case management and mentoring programs. We address the physical and emotional needs of children who have witnessed or suffered abuse through crisis intervention, positive support, and education in healthy relationships. We strive to break the cycle of domestic violence by educating our community on its realities, actions they can take in response and resources available to those in unhealthy relationships.
Founded
2000
Size
Small
To provide a dependable and efficient transportation so no one is left behind.
CTN is an effective and dependable transportation alternative in Fort Wayne and Allen County. Whether seniors needing alternatives, a preschool with transportation needs, a club or a group going to an event, an organization needing help for clients to access programs, or someone with limited mobility needing extra passenger assistance, we offer help. Our vision is that fewer transportation barriers will exist and full access to community life will be available for seniors, persons with disabilities, low income families, children and youth.
Founded
2003
Size
Small
Advancing progressive social change and economic justice.
Wellstone Action Fund believes that politics shouldn't be about money and power games; it should be about the improvement of people's lives. We believe that electoral politics, public policy, and grassroots organizing can be woven together to create progressive change. Today, Wellstone Action is the largest training center for progressives in the country. More than 350 organizations have partnered with us to advance progressive change on the issues we all care about; more than 55,000 candidates, campaign staff, and community organizers have turned to us to learn how to run and win progressive campaigns, and trusted us to teach them the key to creating long-term, lasting change in our communities.
Founded
1943
Size
Tiny
Serving the Needs of Transient and Needy Since 1890
The Light House Mission was established in 1890 to minister the love of Jesus Christ to the Least, the Last, and the Lost of our Community through the provision of assistance in the areas of guidance, counseling, education, job training, shelter, food, clothing, health care and independent living communities. The Mission has expanded its range and geographic scope of services to include 19 counties in Western Indiana and Eastern Illinois. We have a working relationship with the law enforcement agencies, welfare departments, government agencies, state prison system, and many churches in these counties who refer people in need to us.
Founded
1966
Size
Medium
Empowering Communities. Changing Lives.
The Indianapolis Urban League (IUL) was founded in the fall of 1965 as a non-partisan, interracial community-based social service/civil rights organization. The mission of the IUL is to assist African Americans, other minorities, and disadvantaged individuals to achieve social and economic equality. The Indianapolis Urban League implements its mission through: providing direct services that help individuals and communities help themselves; "Building Bridges" among the races, collaborating with compatible organizations of all segments of our society; technical assistance, fact finding and information dissemination; and engaging in principled advocacy, community mobilization, social marketing, and communication on behalf of those we serve.
Founded
1923
Size
Giant
Enriching Lives and Building Community
JCC Chicago is dedicated to ensuring a strong and vibrant Jewish life and community for generations to come. Through a mix of formal and informal education, recreational and cultural activities, JCC Chicago provides quality experiences that enrich the lives of individuals, families and the community at large. Our award-winning preschool programs, summer camps and the wide array of enriching activities we offer, provide opportunities to Bring Jewish Values to Life through innovative programs designed to meet the needs of everyone from infants to adults. Founded in 1903 to serve the needs of the burgeoning population of Jewish immigrants in Chicago, JCC today serves more than 24,000 Chicago area children, adults and families each year.
Founded
1952
Size
Giant
Helping families realize their amazing strength
For more than 150 years Metropolitan Family Services has been a voice for families. With compassionate counsel and services for families struggling to overcome incredible challenges, Metropolitan makes a difference in their lives and provides hope for their future. From early childhood programs to elder care services, every family member is encouraged to work together to realize their amazing strength. Close to 55,000 families and individuals receive counseling and other supportive services that build on their strengths and capabilities. Hundreds of thousands more benefit from Metropolitan's public policy and advocacy efforts. We offer a wide variety of services through our staff, which includes licensed clinical social workers and counselors, case managers, mental health professionals, early childhood educators and lawyers.
Founded
1933
Size
Giant
Because there is STILL hope.
Founded in 1906, The Chicago Lighthouse is a comprehensive private rehabilitation and educational facility dedicated to assisting children, youth and adults who are blind, visually impaired or multi-disabled by providing the highest quality educational, clinical, vocational and rehabilitation services. The Lighthouse operates 28 programs in 15 locations, in Chicago and across the state, serving 65,000 people each year. Many programs were firsts in the Midwest: the first Low Vision Clinic, the first Center for Blind and Multi-Disabled Children, the first Adaptive Technology Center for computer users. Through its comprehensive range of programs and services, the Chicago Lighthouse respects personal dignity and partners with individuals to enhance independent living and self-sufficiency.
Founded
1946
Size
Large
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
The McGaw YMCA is an open, charitable membership association that promotes growth in spirit, mind and body through programs and services for all. Founded in 1885 to "promote mental, moral, physical and social welfare," the Evanston YMCA remains true to the spirit of that mission today, although we have expanded to serve everyone in our diverse community. The Evanston YMCA was renamed the McGaw YMCA in 1984 in appreciation of a major gift from the Foster McGaw family. With more than 10,000 members, we serve an estimated 20,000 people in our community each year.
Founded
1941
Size
Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
Since 1858, the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago has contributed to the lives of girls, boys, women and men of all ages, races, religions and economic backgrounds. Whether teaching children to swim, rescuing young men from gangs, training adults for the workforce, providing expectant mothers with prenatal care or serving transients with housing and supportive care, YMCAs collaborate with public service providers, government agencies, churches and neighborhood associations to improve life quality and encourage individual achievement. The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago operates 21 fitness centers, four resident camps, seven human service centers, five single room housing residences, four senior housing centers, and one supportive housing for young adult males.
Founded
1960
Size
Medium
For Youth Development. For Healthy Living. For Social Responsibility.
Founded in 1964, The Kishwaukee Family YMCA works to promote Christian principles through quality services and facilities. We strive to enrich the Spirit, Mind and Body of all of our participants, especially families and children, regardless of ability to pay. Our programs focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
Founded
1993
Size
Medium
Caring and sharing the love of Christ
MorningStar Mission Ministries is a non-denominational organization dedicated to relieving the spiritual and physical hunger of the poor. We do this by providing food for the hungry, clothing for the needy, shelter for the homeless and the Gospel of Jesus Christ for all. Ministering to men, women, children and entire families, MorningStar Mission has served the less fortunate of Joliet and the surrounding Will County area since 1909. Whether it's through a one-time meal or a long-term recovery program, we're committed to offering hope for the hurting.
Founded
2007
Size
Medium
Relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly
Since 1959 Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Chicago Chapter (LBFE), has brought companionship and social interaction to isolated and lonely elders. LBFE Chicago is part of a national network of volunteer-based organizations committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. We offer to people of goodwill the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and celebration of life. Programs offered by LBFE Chicago include visiting programs, holiday celebrations, year-round celebrations, vacation programs and inter generational programs, among others. In 2013 year we served 1,340 elders, with the indispensable help of volunteers giving more than 39,000 hours of their time.
Founded
1979
Size
Small
The Russian Jewish Community in the Chicagoland area
Founded in 1973, Friends of Refugees of Eastern Europe (FREE), Inc.'s mission is to promote Jewish pride, identity and continuity among New American families in the greater Chicagoland area, by providing educational, religious, cultural and social services in a caring non-judgmental environment. FREE's programming and services focuses on Jewish family life cycle events and holidays and festivals in the Jewish calendar year. The FREE Hebrew schools, Bar and Bas Mitzvah preparation classes and youth clubs are an integral part of our youth education program. Adult Judaic classes and counseling and Family Shabat Services helps New Americans become proud members of the Jewish community. Our popular Memorial Yizkor and Kaddish programs are important and meaningful avenues that link generations and bridge continents. The widely acclaimed Shalom Magazine, a Russian language publication of FREE, features quality journalism and enjoys avid global readership.
Founded
1976
Size
Small
Offering youth a new home and a community of comprehensive support
Teen Living Programs (TLP) offers homeless youth a new home and a community of comprehensive support with a focus on education, vocation, counseling, health care, nutrition and life skills. We deliver comprehensive, long-term solutions to youth without homes who strive for self-sufficiency and community connection. TLP offers housing, job training, educational support, mental health counseling, holistic health care, and life skills training within a community of professional and passionate support. TLP's comprehensive, long-term approach to youth homelessness reduces the number of youth who might otherwise become homeless adults. TLP also limits youth homelessness from taking root through its outreach and prevention programs in neighborhoods and schools.
Founded
1976
Size
Small
Building strong, vibrant Chicagoland communities one woman, one family at a time.
Founded in 1973, "Mujeres Latinas en Acción (Mujeres) empowers Latinas by providing services which reflect their values and culture and by being an advocate on the issues that make a difference in their lives." With this mission and the needs of the community always at the forefront, Mujeres provides high-quality, client-centered, bilingual/bicultural human services addressing critical issues such as domestic violence and sexual assault, leadership and youth development, positive parent support, and economic self-sufficiency. Mujeres also acts as a leading advocate on critical issues to ensure that the voices of those in the communities served are recognized among local and national lawmakers.
Founded
1977
Size
Medium
Healing from Domestic Abuse
Family Shelter Service transforms lives by offering help and hope to those affected by domestic violence. Family Shelter Service was founded in 1976 by a group of caring and concerned individuals who wanted to help the growing numbers of homeless people in DuPage County. In 1982, with the passage of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act, the Court Advocacy Program was implemented. The Children's Program was added in 1984. In 1986, a second 18-bed shelter opened. A third shelter that houses our special transitional program opened in 1989, bringing the total shelter capacity to 43 beds. Also in 1989, Family Shelter Service played a significant role in the development and implementation of the DuPage County Domestic Violence Protocol, which provides the structure for the community's response to domestic violence.
Founded
1978
Size
Small
Rebuilding Lives, Renewing Hope.
Connections for Abused Women and their Children, formerly Chicago Abused Women Coalition, is committed to ending domestic violence. Using a self-help, empowerment approach, we provide a shelter for women and children, and counseling, advocacy, and a 24-hour hotline for people affected by domestic violence. We work for social change through education, service collaboration and institutional advocacy.
Founded
1981
Size
Tiny
Providing nutritious food to those in urgent need
Rock River Valley Pantry fights hunger in the community by providing nutritious food to those in urgent need. In 1973, a Rock Valley College student, concerned about hunger, conceived the idea of collecting food and distributing it to needy families in the Rockford community. Today, the Pantry is operated by three full time and two part time staff members along with the help of volunteers who provide thousands of hours of service. The Pantry receives food and financial support from all segments of the community including churches, businesses, individuals and organizations.
Founded
1984
Size
Small
Connecting at the crossroads since 1976
The Night Ministry compassionately provides housing, health care, outreach, spiritual care, and social services to adults and youth who struggle with homelessness, poverty and loneliness. We accept individuals as they are and offer support as they seek to improve their lives. We invite others to join this hope-filled work.
Founded
1982
Size
Small
Charitable support for those in need in DuPage and Kane Counties of Illinois
The Humanitarian Service Project's purpose is to alleviate the pain and suffering that poverty brings to needy seniors and children living in DuPage and Kane Counties, Illinois, without discrimination or exclusion for any reason. Currently, HSP operates five major programs to provide nutrition and other much needed support to vulnerable populations throughout its service area. These programs are: the Senior Citizen Project which provides nutritious groceries to 133 seniors every month; the Children's Birthday Project provide toys, books, party supplies, and school supplies to 700+ underprivileged children for their birthdays; Feed the Kids provides access to summertime nutrition for 100 families: the Christmas Offering which provides nutritious food for more than 500 families and Christmas gifts for over 2,000 children: and the School Supply Drive which equips over 3,000 kids with the materials they need to succeed in school.
Founded
1983
Size
Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
The National Council of YMCAs of the USA (YMCA of the USA) is the national resource office for the nation's YMCAs. Located in Chicago, with satellite offices across the country, the YMCA of the USA exists to serve YMCAs. America's 2,686 YMCAs serve more than 21 million people each year, uniting men, women and children of all ages, races, faiths, backgrounds, abilities and income levels. At the heart of community life across America, mission-driven YMCAs are a place to belong and to live the values that guide and unite our members: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. From cities to suburbs to small towns, YMCAs serve America's children, families and communities by building healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Founded
1984
Size
Small
Enable, empower, equip, encourage
New Moms equips struggling, impoverished adolescent parents (aged 13-24) and their children, through services and mentoring based on Christian values, with the personal and workforce development tools they will need, to permanently change their life stories from chronic dependence on society, to economic independence and family stability. The vision of New Moms is to be the model for an effective, efficient and enduring ministry that breaks the cycle of poverty among at-risk adolescent parents and their children.
Founded
1987
Size
Giant
Making Military Life Easier
Mission: The Armed Services YMCA enhances the lives of military members and their families in spirit, mind and body through programs relevant to the unique challenges of military life.The mission is carried out in cooperation with the military. For more than 150 years, the Armed Services YMCA has been making military life easier for our Troops and their Families. Whether they are single, married, Active, Guard or Reserve, it's all about them and providing them a quality of life commensurate with their service to the Nation. Today, in close partnership with senior military leaders, the focus of our low/no-cost programs and services is on the young, Junior Enlisted Troops and Families, as they are the ones most in need.
Founded
1984
Size
Medium
Because Everyone Deserves Dignity
Hesed House is the second largest shelter in the State of Illinois, and the largest shelter outside of the city of Chicago. With the help of professional staff, alliances with outside agencies and 6,000 volunteers from 70 area churches, almost one thousand individuals (including 188 children) are served each year through Hesed House's shelter and three housing programs. Hesed House sees 16 newly homeless individuals each week – that's one new homeless individual every 10 1/2 hours. Hesed House strives to get 16 or 17 individuals out of homelessness each week.
Founded
1986
Size
Giant
A compassionate response to the needs of the poor
Founded in 1985 by Mary Jo Copeland, Sharing and Caring Hands is a compassionate response to the needs of the poor. We are set up to be a safety net organization to help with whatever needs are not being met. This includes but is not limited to providing meals, clothing, showers, shelter, transportation help, rent deposits, rent help, medical assistance, dental care, furniture, school expenses, funeral assistance, and other miscellaneous needs. Sharing and Caring Hands provides these with dignity, while affirming God's love for all his people regardless of their circumstances. We reaffirm the self-worth of each individual and want to assist in that person reaching his or her greatest potential.
Founded
1987
Size
Small
Building better lives
Voices for Illinois Children champions the full development of every child in Illinois to assure the future well-being of everyone in the state. We work with families, communities and policymakers on all issues to help children grow up healthy, happy, safe, loved, and well educated.
Founded
2006
Size
Giant
Home away from home
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI) provides a ‘home away from home' for families of pediatric patients being cared for in our partner hospitals, while also pro-actively reaching out to children in need with mobile medical and educational opportunities. We execute this mission via: our four Ronald McDonald Houses. The Ronald McDonald Family Room, Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, and the RMHC-CNI scholarship program.
Founded
1989
Size
Medium
Inspiring Unbridled Joy.
Main Stay's mission is: To encourage, enrich and empower individuals through the therapeutic benefits of horses, animals, and nature in an uplifting and nurturing setting. Main Stay is a place where bodies are challenged, minds embrace possibilities, and spirits are renewed. Main Stay serves individuals from 3 to 90. Programs include therapeutic horsemanship and riding, equine and animal-assisted learning, and adaptive gardening. By partnering with horses, other farm animals, and nature, Main Stay's programs address a wide variety of needs including physical, cognitive, emotional, social and behavioral. Activities at the farm enrich lives in a caring, safe, and challenging environment that enables individuals to reach their full potential. Program fees cover less than 15% of the actual cost. Main Stay relies on private foundation grants, fundraising events, and generous benefactors to keep fees affordable and attainable for those who need services most.
Founded
1988
Size
Small
Helping families build strong foundations
Solid Ground is an award winning nonprofit organization whose proven, holistic approach helps families build the strong foundations they need to emerge from homelessness into a brighter future. Through safe, affordable housing and innovative supportive programming, Solid Ground helps families transition to a higher-level of self-sufficiency and break the cycle of homelessness and poverty for the next generation. Solid Ground currently runs five programs in suburban Ramsey and Washington Counties housing over 100 families annually.
Founded
1991
Size
Large
Every child deserves a home
Established in 1993, SOS Children's Villages Illinois provides a stable home in a supportive, community environment designed to help children in need grow into caring, productive, self-reliant adults. SOS provides a viable alternative to traditional foster care. Children who come to live at SOS stay with their biological brothers and sisters in a private home. A full-time, professionally trained foster parent lives with them, and the whole Village gives them support, compassion and strength. At SOS, we help children whose world has been turned upside down by parental abuse, neglect, or abandonment. We offer them a place to call home and space to heal. By keeping brothers and sisters together, with a full time professional foster parent in an individual home, we rebuild a loving family life.
Founded
1990
Size
Tiny
Bridging the gap
Together We Cope bridges the gap for Southland residents in temporary crisis by providing food, shelter, clothing and referrals, empowering them to return to self-sufficiency. In response to the steel mill closings, which hit south suburban residents particularly hard, Oak Forest resident Loraine Cook founded Together We Cope in 1982. For the year 2009 - 2010, Together We Cope provided assistance to 41,000 people. The Financial Assistance Program provided $228,000, the Clothing Program provided $128,000, and the Food Program provided $1,093,000. Our Holiday (Adopt-A-Child for Holiday Gifts) Program and Back-to-School (Supplies) Program each benefitted 1,100 children.
Founded
1994
Size
Small
Catalyst for Self-Reliance
In an atmosphere of dignity and respect, Inspiration Corporation helps people who are affected by homelessness and poverty to improve their lives and increase self-sufficiency through the provision of social services, employment training and housing. Each year, Inspiration Corporation works with nearly 2,500 Chicagoans who are characterized by chronic homelessness, unemployment or underemployment, mental illness, substance abuse, and social isolation. These individuals all share the strength to move beyond their current situation and toward self-sufficiency.
Founded
1992
Size
Medium
Ending hunger, empowering lives
Loaves & Fishes Community Services has served our community since 1984. Our vision is to end hunger in our community. Our mission is to provide food and leadership in the community by uniting and mobilizing resources to empower people to be self-sufficient.
Founded
1993
Size
Small
Everyday Justice
Established in 1993, CARPLS is an innovative legal aid service that offers an immediate response to the every day problems confronting low- and moderate-income residents of Cook County, IL. CARPLS' free hotline and court-based advice desks give individuals direct access to experienced attorneys who are trained to quickly assess and respond to a wide range of civil legal problems. CARPLS attorneys resolve over 85% of all cases in-house by providing information, advice and brief services including the preparation and review of legal documents. CARPLS' unique "legal triage" system serves as a model for legal aid communities across the country and has increased access to justice by dramatically reducing the cost of legal aid services to the poor.
Founded
1994
Size
Small
A faith-based hunger relief and outreach program
The Mission of Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach is to serve the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of Lincoln's working poor, and homeless through outreach, advocacy, education and the provision of food and shelter.Matt Talbot provides beyond basic needs to embolden people to have hope. Everyone is welcome to walk through our open doors and get a hot meal two times a day. Nevertheless, Matt Talbot is about much more than food. We are a dedicated and united front of staff and volunteers who help the homeless and near homeless find possibilities when things seem impossible. Annually Matt Talbot provides over 100,000 nutritious meals to the hungry in Lincoln and more than 25,000 homeless prevention services such as housing, drug & alcohol evaluations, life skills classes, nutrition counseling, and help with obtaining vital identification documents. Our vision is to defeat hunger and homelessness and restore hope!
Founded
2000
Size
Tiny
We furnish hope.
Sharing Connections (SC) was founded in 2000 with the mission to share good things with good people. SC brings together community members by enabling families and businesses to share their gently used furniture and household items with families needing assistance. SC staff works closely with referring partner organizations. Organizations such as domestic violence shelters, housing organizations, food pantries, schools, veteran, and teen parent organizations refer clients to SC after they have determined the need for beds, cribs, furniture and other household items.
Founded
2001
Size
Small
The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. Galatians 5:6
First Love International Ministries is an interdenominational mission agency founded for the purpose of bringing the life-giving message of salvation through Jesus Christ to un-reached people residing in impoverished regions of the world. First Love utilizes three primary ministry methods in an attempt to achieve its mission purpose: exhortation, evangelization, and education.
Founded
2002
Size
Tiny
Sponsor a child. Change a life.
Children of Promise exists to provide assistance in the development of the spiritual, physical, educational, emotional, and social lives of children touched by ministries of the Church of God. As the child sponsorship ministry of the Church of God, Children of Promise partners with Church of God congregations in 27 countries across the globe to provide food, schooling, health care, and spiritual nurture to children in need. Begun in 1992, the ministry now reaches children in poor, isolated villages as well as those in teeming, urban slums. Wherever children need help, Children of Promise wants to be there.
Founded
1957
Size
Medium
Practical Christianity in action
In the past fifty years Peoria Rescue Ministries has grown from doughnuts and coffee on the street to serving men, women, and children in our community in five different facilities. Peoria Rescue Mission is a residential program ministering to the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of hurting men. Victory Acres, a farm in rural Peoria County, seeks to help men find a productive Christian lifestyle as they deal with alcohol and substance abuse. The Women's Pregnancy Center was opened to minister to the needs of women who experience an unplanned pregnancies or post-abortion trauma. At Barnabas Center caring, trained counselors offer free Biblical counseling to scores of clients of all ages. The need for an in-house, long-term facility for women and women with children was met when Esther House was opened.
Founded
2003
Size
Medium
Everyone deserves a safe home
Coburn Place empowers victims of intimate partner violence to live as survivors. Coburn Place is constantly evolving to be a “best in class” program and a leader in the field of domestic violence programs to support our clients in the best possible way. We recognize that survivors are the experts in their own lives and therefore do not mandate programming. We also recognize that each survivor is on their own unique journey to immediate and long-term safety, to emotional and social well-being, to self-sufficiency, and to permanent housing. Our programs and services are designed to empower our clients on this journey and partner with them along the way.
Founded
2006
Size
Tiny
Nick Vujicic -God is using a life without limbs to show the world how to live a life without limits.
Life Without Limbs works to cross boundaries and break down barriers, to build bridges that bring people to the love and hope found in Jesus Christ. Life Without Limbs was founded by Nick Vujicic who was born without arms or legs but was given the strength by God to surmount countless challenges and obstacles. Life Without Limbs is all about sharing this same hope and genuine love that Nick has personally experienced with people all over the globe through the Life Without Limbs website and live speaking events.
Founded
1935
Size
Large
The Heart of a Stronger Community
Inspired by the wisdom and values of Jewish tradition, we strengthen lives through compassionate service.
Founded
1946
Size
Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit is a values-based human development organization serving southeastern Michigan. A part of the worldwide YMCA movement, the YMCA of Metro Detroit is committed to strengthening and enriching the development of kids, families, and the community. The YMCA focuses special attention on children and families. It is a safe haven for young people who may otherwise be unsupervised and in need of guidance, encouragement and nurturing. Our child development, teen and camping programs are crafted to build the spirit, mind and body in a positive atmosphere and a secure environment. We offer academic, nutrition and career support for youth, and serve more than 3,500 in nursery, pre-kindergarten and after school child care.
Founded
1942
Size
Giant
Youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility
The mission of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy mind, spirit, and body for all. Founded in 1869, the YMCA is composed of six branches that serve over 96,000 residents in the Greater Grand Rapids community. YMCA core programs include: childcare, education/leadership, swim/sports/play, camp, family time, sports/recreation, group interests, social services, global services, volunteerism/giving, and advocacy. All program curricula is structured to develop the YMCA's core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and inclusion. The vision of the YMCA is to be the leader in strengthening the foundations of the community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
Founded
2003
Size
Large
Caring for the children and families of our nation's veterans
The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children provides children and families of members of the VFW, its Ladies Auxiliary and active-duty military opportunities for growth and development in a nurturing community, and by doing so, will serve as a living memorial to all veterans. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) established the National Home in 1925 to care for the children and families of our nation's veterans. Located on 629 acres in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, the National Home stands today as a tribute to the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary members who help support the facility and the families who call the National Home their home.
Founded
1956
Size
Small
Promoting Economic Security Through Research and Advocacy
Founded in 1912, The Michigan League for Public Policy (MLPP) is a nonpartisan policy institute dedicated to economic opportunity for all. MLPP works to foster economic opportunity, independence and security of Michigan's economically vulnerable population by shaping public policy through objective data-driven research, education and advocacy.
Founded
1952
Size
Giant
Enhancing the lives of blind and visually impaired individuals
Founded in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind provides dog guides to people who are blind or visually impaired to enhance their mobility, independence and quality of life. Each year, over 270 students attend our 26-day residential training program to be paired with a dog guide. This is a life-changing event that opens the doors to independence, safety and self-worth for many of our students. In addition to our dog guide program, we offer programs that enhance a person's independence and quality of life in other ways, including orientation and mobility training, Trekker training, and seminars for Orientation and Mobility professionals. Currently, Leader Dog is the only facility in the Western Hemisphere to teach Deaf-blind students to work with a dog guide.
Founded
1985
Size
Small
Transforming lives, restoring hope
Serving 400-500 individuals daily, Dégagé Ministries offers help and hope to homeless and disadvantaged individuals in their community. Dégagé Ministries was founded in 1969 and provides responsive programming that is designed to address immediate and long-term needs such as overnight respite for women in crisis, food, referral services and hygiene facilities. These programs include: overnight shelter for women in crisis, low-cost and free meals, hygiene facilities such as showers, laundry and haircuts, lockers to safely store belongings, identification through the State Identification P