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2001
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Hope, education, opportunity
Founded in 1999, Safe Passage works with the poorest at-risk children of families working in the Guatemala City garbage dump. Within a safe and caring environment, we provide a comprehensive and integrated program that fosters hope, good health, educational achievement, self-sufficiency, self esteem and confidence. Our primary focus is on creating opportunities and dignity through the power of education. Since its founding, Safe Passage has grown from educating 40 children to over 500. It represents a community comprised of children and their families living at the Guatemala City dump, a dedicated local Guatemalan staff, and caring sponsors and volunteers from Guatemala and around the world.
Founded
2002
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Breaking audio and visual news from Israel and the world
StandWithUs is an international education organization that ensures that Israel's side of the story is told in communities, campuses, libraries, the media and churches through brochures, speakers, conferences, missions to Israel, and thousands of pages of Internet resources. StandWithUs was founded in 2001 in response to the misinformation that often surrounds the Middle East conflict, and the inappropriate often anti-Semitic language used about Israel and/or the Jewish people worldwide. StandWithUs has offices and chapters in Los Angeles, New York, Denver, Michigan, Chicago, Seattle, Orange County, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, the UK, Australia, and Israel.
Founded
2003
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Tiny
Ensuring lasting change for children
Child Rights and You America (CRY America) takes responsibility for the situation of underprivileged children, especially Indian, and so motivate them to seek resolution through individual and collective action thereby enabling children to realize their full potential, and people to discover their potential for action and change. CRY America supports organizations and initiatives that (a) seek to mobilize communities at the grassroots level, so that they are able to solve their problems themselves (b) work with State institutions to effect policy reform and implementation (c) seek to support and enhance the capacity and quality of grass roots initiatives.
Founded
1956
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Large
Managing risk and building resilience for a more peaceful and secure world
The International Peace Institute (IPI), formerly International Peace Academy, is an independent, international institution dedicated to promoting the prevention and settlement of armed conflict between and within states through policy research and development. IPI was founded in 1970, by individuals who believed that a thoroughly independent institution, free from official constraints, could make a unique contribution to multilateral efforts to prevent and settle armed conflicts around the world. As a policy research institute, our core goal is to inform decision-makers in government and the UN of trends and dynamics in peace and security and provide them with realistic policy recommendations. We do so by generating policy-relevant research and by channeling expert advice from all over the world into the UN system.
Founded
1999
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Large
Eradicating preventable & curable blindness
The Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) works to eradicate preventable and curable blindness through high quality ophthalmic care, education and the establishment of a world-class eye care infrastructure. At the core of HCP's work is its goal to achieve high-quality, low-cost eye care that can be sustained in the developing world for the long-term. HCP trains local eye care teams with methodologies optimized for the developing world. All training and education hinges on maximizing the capacity of eye care staff at all levels. This allows for the expansion of efficient eye care delivery, an increased number of patients treated, and an increased number of trained eye care specialists who can then train future eye care providers.
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2002
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For a world without slavery
Polaris Project is a leading organization in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Named after the North Star "Polaris" that guided slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad, Polaris Project is transforming the way that individuals and communities respond to human trafficking, in the U.S. and globally.By successfully pushing for stronger federal and state laws, operating the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline (1-888-373-7888), conducting trainings, and providing vital services to victims of trafficking, Polaris Project creates long-term solutions that move our society closer to a world without slavery.
Founded
2002
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Protecting, strengthening and sustaining women's and LGBTQ human rights activists throughout the world
Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights is a rapid response fund that supports women's LGBTQ human rights defenders as they create cultures of justice, equality and peace. Using online, voicemail, and SMS-based funding applications, Urgent Action Fund responds to all requests within 24 to 72 hours, and grantees have funds in hand within one to seven days. Urgent Action Fund's rapid response grants support the resilience of movements by protecting activists who face immediate threats and by supporting advocacy when windows of opportunity emerge to set new legal or policy precedents. Since its founding, Urgent Action Fund has awarded more than 1,300 rapid response grants, totaling more than $5 million, to advance women's and LGBTQ human rights in 110 countries worldwide.
Founded
2005
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Tiny
Connecting the resources of emerging markets professionals with local organizations
EMpower, The Emerging Markets Foundation, connects the resources of Emerging Markets (EM) professionals worldwide with the vitality of local organizations in emerging market countries. Founded in 2000 by financial professionals from the EM community who wanted to give back to the countries where they did business, EMpower makes grants to local organizations working to improve conditions in their communities. EMpower UK was formed in 2007 when a group of London-based EM professionals wanted to add their resources and energy to the work being done by EMpower US. Recently, EMpower has incorporated in Hong Kong and is in the process of forming an Underwriting Group and a Board. Beginning in 2005, EMpower narrowed its focus to strategically invest in at-risk youth, aged 10-24. We provide funding and other critical support to organizations in EM countries that are working to improve the lives of young people.
Founded
1951
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Tiny
Defining and advancing the values, interests and priorities of the organized Jewish community of Greater Boston in the public square.
Founded in 1944, The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) works to define and advance the values, interests and priorities of the organized Jewish community of Greater Boston in the public square. To achieve our shared values effectively, JCRC and the Greater Boston Jewish community work toward a strong infrastructure of community relations, articulated through building our community's connection and commitment to civil society, developing the next generation of Jewish leaders, weaving a strong network of Jewish organizations, and investing in deep ties with actors in the public square.
Founded
1974
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Giant
Citizens and scientists for environmental solutions
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet's most pressing problems. Joining with citizens across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future. UCS members are people from all walks of life: parents and businesspeople, biologists and physicists, teachers and students. Our achievements over the decades show that thoughtful action based on the best available science can help safeguard our future and the future of our planet.
Founded
1980
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Enhancing international peace and security in the 21st century
The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation seeks to reduce nuclear weapons arsenals, halt the spread of nuclear weapons, and minimize the risk of war by educating the public and policy makers.
Founded
1982
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Tiny
Building the capacity of community-based organizations
The Peace Development Fund (PDF) works to build the capacity of community-based organizations through grants, training, and other resources as partners in human rights and social justice movements. PDF was founded in 1981 when a small group of donor activists came together with a common vision of funding social justice and peace through a public foundation. PDF was founded on the belief that lasting change will come only when a large amount of people are well informed and empowered to make change. PDF has always believed that true democratic change must take place from the bottom up. That change can only endure with citizens who are both informed and clear about what they believe.
Founded
1983
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Tiny
Funding global movements for social change
Grassroots International works to create a just and sustainable world by building alliances with progressive movements. We provide grants to our Global South partners and join them in advocating for social change. Our primary focus is on land, water and food as human rights and nourishing the political struggle necessary to achieve these rights. Grassroots is a human rights and international development organization that supports community-led sustainable development projects. Since 1983 we have worked in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, concentrating our efforts in areas where U.S. foreign policy has been an obstacle to positive change and where creative grassroots movements build local solutions to global problems.
Founded
1993
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Educating Jewish Women, Empowering Jewish Leaders, and Strengthening Jewish Communities
American Friends of Nishmat (AFN) is the US-based entity proud to support the work of Nishmat, The Jeanie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Torah Study for Women, in Jerusalem. For over two decades, Nishmat has been educating Jewish women, empowering Jewish leaders, and strengthening Jewish communities. Nishmat is not just an institution but a vision. A vision of the advancing status of women as Torah scholars and leaders. A vision of broad and expanding communal and rabbinic consensus in support of women's spiritual leadership in mainstream Orthodox Jewish communities. With a 23 year track record of changing the Jewish communal landscape for the better, Nishmat remains the only place in the world where a woman can be trained as a Yoetzet Halacha (Woman Advisor in Jewish Law). Concurrently, Nishmat strives to reverse the cycle of poverty for disadvantaged Ethiopian immigrants to Israel, trains teachers for religious and secular Israeli schools, and promotes a culture of volunteerism.
Founded
1995
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Bringing hope. Changing lives.
HOPE worldwide's vision is to bring hope and change lives. We are a faith-based international charity that serves the poor and needy through sustainable, high-impact, community-based services on a non-sectarian basis. With a global pool of committed staff and volunteers, HOPE worldwide annually serves more than a million needy people on all six inhabited continents. We treat the sick, feed the hungry, house the homeless, comfort the downcast, educate the poor and provide loving homes for the abandoned. Our work is produced by faith, prompted by love and inspired by hope.
Founded
1992
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Dedicated to international development, education and cultural exchange
WorldTeach provides opportunities for individuals to make a meaningful contribution to international education by living and working as volunteer teachers in developing countries. WorldTeach was founded by a group of Harvard students in 1986, in response to the need for educational assistance in developing countries. It also addressed a growing interest among people in the U.S. and elsewhere to serve, teach and learn as volunteers overseas. Since its inception, WorldTeach has placed thousands of volunteer educators in communities throughout Asia, Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Pacific. Based at the Center for International Development at Harvard University, WorldTeach offers the benefits of a well-established volunteer organization, while also providing more comprehensive, personalized support and training as a small NGO.
Founded
2001
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Growing rural prosperity in Africa and Latin America
Root Capital is a nonprofit social investment fund that that grows rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America by lending capital, delivering financial training, and strengthening market connections for small and growing agricultural businesses. Since our launch, we have provided more than $509 million in credit to 428 rural small and growing businesses, maintaining a 97% repayment rate from our borrowers and a 100% repayment rate to our investors
Founded
2002
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Tiny
A home. An education. A future.
The mission of El Hogar is to transform and empower abandoned and hopelessly poor children in Honduras by providing a loving home and education. Our goal is for them to fulfill their ultimate potential as productive, caring and independent Honduran citizens. At El Hogar, we find the most desperate children – the ones on the streets, the ones without enough to eat, the ones at most risk — and show them what a better future looks like. We give them the love, the support and the tools to help make this vision their new reality.
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2003
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Courage. Commitment. Change.
The Association for India's Development (AID) is a volunteer movement committed to promoting sustainable, equitable and just development. AID supports grassroots organizations in India and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as education, livelihoods, natural resources including land, water and energy, agriculture, health, women's empowerment and social justice. Founded in 1991, AID has 36 chapters in the United States, approximately 1,000 volunteer, has supported 365 projects, and has 100 ongoing projects.
Founded
2002
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Link, connect, form a relationship
Enlace believes the local church to be the primary agent to transform poor communities in El Salvador. Enlace commits to a 10 year relationship with a local church and equips the church to become an effective agent of change. We walk a church through a process of being "interested," then "committed" and eventually a "leader" in its community, replicating what it has learned through interaction with other churches in the area. ENLACE's vision is to see 100 churches transform the spiritual and physical lives of 250,000 people in El Salvador by 2015.
Founded
1969
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Advancing human rights is the work of many joining hands
The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) advances human rights and social justice in the United States and around the world. Through a combination of advocacy, education, and partnerships with grassroots organizations, UUSC promotes economic rights, advances environmental justice, defends civil liberties, and preserves the rights of people in times of humanitarian crisis. We also engage local communities through experiential-learning programs which introduce participants to the work of our domestic and overseas partners -- who are often on the front lines of addressing social-justice issues. Our work is built on the conviction that all people are entitled to basic human rights, which transcend divisions of class, race, nationality, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and gender.
Founded
1981
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Tiny
Assisting the National Evangelical Church in Haiti
Partners With Haiti was incorporated in 1981, and works to exalt Jesus Christ by assisting the National Evangelical Church in Haiti and elsewhere, in preaching and teaching the whole counsel of God and providing social assistance in education, medicine, feeding, housing, and job creation. Partnering with churches and individuals in the United States, Partners With Haiti serves primarily in educating churches, transmitting funds, and giving support to various projects, ministries and churches in Haiti. The ministry of Partners With Haiti has expanded greatly and today it is a channel through which thousands of Haitian people and many diversified ministries are supported.
Founded
1939
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Inspiring Chinese and Americans to learn and serve together since 1901
Founded in 1901, the Yale-China Association contributes to the development of education in and about China and to the furtherance of understanding and knowledge between Chinese and American people. Yale-China's work is characterized by sustained, long-term relationships designed to build Chinese institutional capacity. The Yale-China Association (Ya Li Xie Hui ) inspires people to learn and serve together. We foster long-term relationships that improve education, health, and cultural understanding in China and the United States
Founded
1964
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Giant
Creating lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world
Save the Children invests in childhood - every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world's most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.
Founded
1979
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Building healthier futures for people in crisis in the United States and around the world
Americares saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster so they can reach their full potential. Since it was established nearly 40 years ago, Americares has provided more than $13 billion in aid to 164 countries, including the United States.
Founded
1985
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Changing Lives ~ One Person at a Time
The mission of the Haitian Health Foundation (HHF) is to improve the health and well-being of women, children, families and communities living in the greater Jérémie region through healthcare, education and community development..This is accomplished through: a secondary care outpatient clinic; a public health outreach program; nutritional rehabilitation services; safe motherhood services; community development programs; self-help programs which advance family & community self-sufficiency; and responding to emergencies and crises with humanitarian relief.
Founded
1991
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Small
Empowering underserved youth
The Urban Assembly is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering underserved youth by providing them with the academic and life skills necessary for postsecondary success. We create and support unique, small public schools that are open to all students, scale up promising programs, and partner with hundreds of organizations in the private, public, non-profit and higher education sectors. Our goal is to prepare 100% of our graduates for success in the 21st century economy through rigorous college preparation and cutting-edge career and technical education.
Founded
1979
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Transforming lives, empowering communities since 1978
United Palestinian Appeal, Inc., works to alleviate the suffering of Palestinians, particularly those in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and refugee camps throughout the Middle East, and to contribute to the long-term socioeconomic and cultural development of Palestinian society.
Founded
1987
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Tiny
Making the old city young again
American Friends of Ateret Cohanim provides funding for Yeshiva Ateret Cohanim, a school of higher education in Israel. The Ateret Cohanim institutions in Israel encourage and promote study and observance of Jewish religious traditions and culture. At present, 230 students are learning in one of the Yeshiva's three institutions. The Yeshiva's 1500 graduates have established themselves in a wide variety of professions fields. Dispersed throughout the country, these men now serve as heads of educational institutions, pre-military and other yeshivot, as senior IDF officers and in key security positions. Others are active in law, media, hi-tech, management and business.
Founded
1985
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Advancing quality journalism worldwide
The International Center for Journalists advances quality journalism worldwide. Our hands-on programs combine the best professional practices with new technologies. We believe that responsible journalism empowers citizens and holds governments accountable.Over the past 33 years, ICFJ has worked with more than 100,000 professional and citizen journalists and media managers from 180 countries. We work with strong local partners and a network of dedicated alumni.
Founded
1994
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Tiny
Building and Securing the Heartland of Our Nation
One Israel Fund (OIF) is the premier agency dedicated to providing humanitarian aid and services throughout Judea, Samaria, the Jordan Valley and the reemerging communities of Gush Katif evacuees. These 430,000+ pioneers are the vanguard of the security and sovereignty of the Jewish State.Working in concert with community leadership, municipal and government agencies, the IDF and local security teams, One Israel Fund supports health, recreational, educational, communal, preventive security and other social welfare needs, filling the gaps which are often conspicuously lacking in these areas.A highly touted four-star rated charity by Charity Navigator, One Israel Fund is the leading charitable organization committed to the security, welfare, development and economic growth throughout the Heartland of Israel.
Founded
2002
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Working to secure a future for children in Armenia
The Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) is a non-profit organization that uses community-led approaches aimed at improving the quality of life in rural Armenia, with a particular focus on children and youth. We work to ensure the development of healthy, educated, socially responsible and economically viable villagers and rural communities. In just 12 years, COAF has raised over $25 million dollars and implemented programs in more than 44 villages.
Founded
2001
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Tiny
Overcoming Terror Together
OneFamily provides direct financial, legal, and emotional assistance to victims of terrorism in Israel. Many organizations collect money for victims of terror. OneFamily is different. We collect not only money, but all human resources - bringing together people who have suffered through terror attacks, along with caring people who thankfully haven't. We connect people in Israel with people in almost every country around the world. Together we volunteer time and money in order to help families of terror victims in every way. OneFamily works directly with the families, every day of the year.
Founded
1972
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Tiny
The promise of tomorrow comes from the children of today
Since its doors have opened in 1965, Or Chadash has been family to 1000's of girls who were at-risk living at home with their families of origin. Some of the students come from situations in which they were severely neglected and lived in great stress. Some experienced physical or emotional abuse. Most students who arrive at Or Chadash, suffer from deep emotional unrest and have little self-confidence. In turn, these insecurities often cause the girls to act out in unhealthy and self-destructive ways. In providing these girls with an alternative, Or Chadash has given these girls hope for a better tomorrow and a promise of high standards in education and personal values. For over 50 years, Girls Town Or Chadash has been a home, as well as a center for education, which services the daughters of families in distress from all across Israel. The campus of Or Chadash is 40 acres large located in Rechasim at the foothills of Mount Carmel, in northern Galil. Surrounded by mountain and trees, the environment produces a serene atmosphere which provides the girls with a quiet refuge from their turbulent lives.
Founded
1956
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Giant
Providing critical support to the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
The American Technion Society (ATS) provides critical support to the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, ranked among the world's leading science and technology universities. The ATS accomplishes this through a national organization of 21 offices and thousands of members from coast to coast. The ATS has a distinguished record of achievement having raised more than $1.5 billion since its founding in 1940. ATS regions and chapters offer a full program of events, seminars and networking sessions with Israel's premier scientific, educational, and business leaders. The ATS is constantly expanding its efforts to ensure the Technion's continued excellence and achievements.
Founded
1953
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Giant
The Global Think Tank
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is the oldest international affairs think tank in the United States. Founded in 1910, it is known for excellence in scholarship, responsiveness to changing global circumstances, and a commitment to concrete improvements in public policy. Carnegie launched a revolutionary plan in 2006 to build the first global think tank. Since then it has transformed an American institution into one well prepared to take on the challenges of a globalized world. At Carnegie's international centers, local experts produce unrivaled work on critical national, regional, and global issues, collaborating closely with colleagues across the world. The result provides capitals and global institutions with a deeper understanding of the circumstances shaping policy choices worldwide as well as a flow of new approaches to policy problems.
Founded
1948
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Giant
Supporting The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Founded in 1925, American Friends of The Hebrew University (AFHU) is a national organization in support of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel's foremost center of higher education and research. Forging a meaningful partnership between American Jewry and the people of Israel, AFHU helps to ensure the nation's well being by nurturing Israel's greatest asset: the intellectual strength of its people. AFHU's cultural and educational programs attract people from all walks of life. These programs, as well as AFHU Missions to Israel and Hebrew University, promote greater understanding of the University's contributions in fields ranging from technology, medicine and law to agriculture, public policy and Jewish Studies.
Founded
1962
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A global resource for connected citizens everywhere
Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1914, the Council is a forum for the world's leading thinkers, experts, and decision-makers. Through videos, audios, and publications, the Council reaches a global audience, and embodies Andrew Carnegie's two great philanthropic interests: educational opportunity and the peaceful resolution of conflict.
Founded
1952
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For a better life
EngenderHealth is a leading global women's health organization committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival. In 20 countries around the world, we train health care professionals and partner with governments and communities to make high-quality family planning and sexual and reproductive health services available-today and for generations to come.
Founded
1926
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Fostering the pursuit of advanced research and independent study in the fine arts and humanities
The mission of the American Academy in Rome, founded in 1894, is to foster the pursuit of advanced research and independent study in the fine arts and humanities. The Academy awards the Rome Prize to a select group of artists and scholars invited to Rome to pursue their creative goals in an atmosphere conducive to artistic innovation and rigorous scholarship. The Academy provides a multi-disciplinary environment where groups of talented and ambitious artists and scholars come together, influence each other, and contribute to the artistic movements and scholarly culture of their time. Central to its mission are encounters with the Eternal City, deepening and intensifying all the Academy has to offer.
Founded
1947
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Science for the benefit of our planet
The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science (ACWIS), founded in 1944, develops philanthropic support for the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, one of the world's premier scientific research institutions. The Weizmann Institute is a center of basic multidisciplinary scientific research and graduate study, addressing crucial problems in technology, medicine and health, energy, agriculture, and the environment. ACWIS engages in various activities in order to develop philanthropic funds for the Weizmann Institute from individuals, families, foundations, and the business community; educates the American public about the Institute's research; and represents the Institute's interests in the U.S.
Founded
1920
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Promoting international understanding through educational and cultural exchange
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) promotes international understanding through educational and cultural exchange between the United States and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Incorporated in 1911, the ASF carries on an extensive program of fellowships, grants, trainee placement, publishing, membership offerings, and cultural activities. Over the years, more than 30,000 young Americans and Scandinavians have participated in ASF's exchange programs of study, research or practical training. Many of its alumni have gone on to leading positions in business, government and the arts. Through these programs, the ASF cultivates enduring academic, professional, and personal ties between the U.S. and the Nordic countries.
Founded
1944
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Advancing a deeper understanding of China
Founded in 1926, China Institute in America is the oldest educational and cultural organization in the United States focused on advancing a deeper understanding of China through programs in education, culture, business and art in the belief that cross-cultural understanding strengthens our global community. The Institute offers innovative, high quality programs, activities, courses and seminars that are open to - and designed for - people of all ages and backgrounds. Programming encompasses the visual and performing arts, culture, history, music, philosophy, language and literature, business and current affairs, and professional development programs for K-12 teachers.
Founded
1929
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Medium
Inspiring Americans to learn more about the world
The Foreign Policy Association (FPA) was founded in 1918 as the League of Free Nations Association to support President Woodrow Wilson's efforts to achieve a just peace. FPA is dedicated to inspiring the American public to learn more about the world. FPA serves as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding of and informed opinion on global issues. Through its balanced, nonpartisan programs and publications, FPA encourages citizens to participate in the foreign policy process.
Founded
1945
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Giant
Opening minds to the world
Founded in 1919, the Institute of International Education (IIE) is among the world's largest and most experienced international education and training organizations. Our mission is to advance international education and access to education worldwide. We accomplish this by: -managing scholarships, training, exchange and leadership programs-conducting research and facilitating policy dialogue on global higher education-protecting scholarship around the world.
Founded
1938
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Giant
More than graduate housing, it's a global community
Opened in 1924, International House is a vibrant community of more than 700 graduate students and trainees who represent more than 100 countries each year. The mission of International House is to enable its members from around the world to live and learn together in a diverse residential community that builds life-long qualities of leadership, respect and friendship. This mission is achieved by daily interaction among its residents through programs, facilities and residential life designed to foster diversity of thought and experience. Through leadership training, cultural celebrations, informal social activities and exposure to distinguished leaders, International House promotes knowledge and appreciation of diversity and enhances the capacity of its members to effectively communicate and collaborate across cultures.
Founded
1952
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Medium
Partners in Community Development since 1915
The Near East Foundation helps build more sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive communities in the Middle East and Africa through education, governance, and economic development initiatives. NEF is an operational NGO with projects in seven countries -- Armenia, Egypt, Jordan, Mali, Morocco, Palestine, and Sudan. Working with local partners, our programs directly improve the lives of tens of thousands of vulnerable people across the region through initiatives in Peacebuilding, Civic Engagement and Education, Sustainable Agriculture, and Microenterprise Development.
Founded
1927
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A nonpartisan resource for information and analysis
Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. The Council does this by: maintaining a diverse membership; convening meetings to discuss and debate major international issues; supporting a Studies Program that fosters independent research; publishing the journal Foreign Affairs; sponsoring independent task forces; and providing up-to-date information about foreign policy.
Founded
1933
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Giant
Touching lives, transforming communities
Since 1914, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has given global expression to the principle that all Jews are responsible for one another. Working today in over 70 countries, JDC acts on behalf of North America's Jewish communities and others to rescue Jews in danger, provide relief to those in distress, revitalize overseas Jewish communities, and help Israel overcome the social challenges of its most vulnerable citizens. JDC also provides non-sectarian emergency relief and long-term development assistance worldwide.
Founded
1953
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Giant
For Israel forever
In 1926, Jewish National Fund was incorporated in the United States, developing a uniquely American effort to support development in Israel. Its six action areas included ecology and afforestation; water; community development; research and development; tourism and recreation; and education. JNF has evolved into a global environmental leader by planting 240 million trees, building over 200 reservoirs and dams, developing over 250,000 acres of land, creating more than 1,000 parks, providing the infrastructure for over 1,000 communities, bringing life to the Negev Desert and educating students around the world about Israel and the environment.
Founded
1953
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Tiny
Defending Jewish interests at home and abroad through public policy advocacy
The American Jewish Congress (AJ Congress) is an association of Jewish Americans organized to defend Jewish interests at home and abroad through public policy advocacy - using diplomacy, legislation, and the courts. Among our most important current projects are: advocacy for the safety and security of Israel, including upgrading Israel's role in NATO; leading the fight against terrorists' use of human shields and for interpretations of the Law of War allowing nations to protect themselves against terrorist attack; advocacy for religious freedom in the U.S., including the separation of church and state; energy independence from nations whose interests are opposed to our own; and furthering women's empowerment.
Founded
1993
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Defending dignity, fighting poverty
Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. Our mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. Drawing strength from our global diversity, resources and experience, we promote innovative solutions and are advocates for global responsibility. We facilitate lasting change by: strengthening capacity for self-help; providing economic opportunity; delivering relief in emergencies; influencing policy decisions at all levels; and addressing discrimination in all its forms. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty.
Founded
1953
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Giant
Ideas. Evidence. Impact.
The Population Council, an international, nongovernmental organization, seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources. Since 1952, the Population Council has been the premier international organization conducting biomedical, public health, and social science research on population issues. The Council has been instrumental in the design of health products, service-delivery programs, and public policies responsive to the needs of people living in the world's poorest countries.
Founded
1949
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Giant
Children First
UNICEF works for children in more than 190 countries and territories. Every child, no matter where they live, deserves a safe and healthy childhood. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF raises funds for UNICEF's work on child survival, child development, child protection and emergencies. We believe ZERO children should be abused, exploited or denied the right to health care, education and protection. It's an ambitious goal, but we believe that unwavering commitment is the only way to guarantee a better world for children. Your support will help us build that world.
Founded
1954
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Large
Advancing the ministries of the Gospel
Founded in 1942, AMG (Advancing the Ministries of the Gospel) International is an evangelical mission and relief agency, working in approximately 50 countries of the world. Our mission is clear: to give each person at least one opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel. At AMG, we endeavor to meet people at the point of their need whether it be hunger, sickness, or hopelessness, and show them Jesus as the only answer to the problems of this life and the only hope for eternal life. Our Christian missionary activities include children's work and relief, newspaper and magazine evangelism, radio and television evangelism, and missionary projects and support.
Founded
1972
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Saving lives in Israel
Founded in 1940 as the American Red Magen David for Israel (ARMDI), American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA) is the sole authorized fundraising and advocacy organization in the United States supporting the life saving efforts of Magen David Adom (MDA) in Israel and representing MDA in the US in all matters. MDA and its team of trained volunteer and professional medical responders depend on AFMDA support to provide the entire nation's pre-hospital emergency needs, including medical, disaster, ambulance and blood services.
Founded
1959
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Small
Dedicated to improving the lives of the poor through education and economic and social development programs
Founded in 1951 to meet the needs of the educationally disadvantaged, World Education provides training and technical assistance in nonformal education across a wide array of sectors. All World Education projects are designed to strengthen the capacity of local partner institutions, catalyze community and national development, and contribute to individual growth. World Education supports the development of many types of indigenous non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) to achieve long-term results. World Education strives to develop assets such as good health, literacy, numeracy, business and civic participation skills, and access to credit. World Education has worked in over 60 countries in all regions of the globe to provide training and technical assistance in many sectors.
Founded
1957
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Giant
From choice, a world of possibilities
International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region is a recognized leader in the international movement to ensure access to sexual and reproductive health care as a human right for all people.We believe that every individual is entitled to quality health care and a life free of violence and discrimination. We reach young people and poor communities with free or subsidized sexual and reproductive health services in a region characterized by high rates of adolescent pregnancy and extreme income inequality.In 2012, we provided nearly 33 million services-such as contraception and gynecological consultations-in nearly every country in the Americas and the Caribbean and helped safeguard 37 national policies and legislation in support of sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Founded
1961
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Small
Lasting health change in Africa
Amref Health Africa's mission is to improve the health of people in Africa by partnering with and empowering communities, and strengthening health systems. We work at the grassroots level to tackle Africa's most critical health challenges: maternal health, child health, HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, the lack of access to water and sanitation, and the lack of access to quality diagnostic, and surgical services. The cornerstone of our work is training local health workers, from community volunteers to midwives and doctors. We work primarily through women and girls, championing them to build the knowledge, skills and means to transform their own health and the community's health.
Founded
1990
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Large
Promoting the exchange of students and scholars to and from the United States
NAFSA is an association of individuals worldwide advancing international education and exchange and global workforce development. NAFSA serves international educators and their institutions and organizations by establishing principles of good practice, providing training and professional development opportunities, providing networking opportunities, and advocating for international education.
Founded
1954
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Large
Strengthening transatlantic understanding
Founded in 1952, the American Council on Germany (ACG) is an independent, nonpartisan organization which promotes dialogue among leaders from business, government, and the media in the United States and Europe. The ACG strengthens transatlantic understanding and coordinates policy initiatives on key issues in the post-September 11 world. Through its range of programs and outreach activities, the ACG anticipates emerging challenges relevant to the transatlantic relationship and encourages innovative approaches to problem solving. ACG convenes regular policy discussions, identifies future leaders, organizes high-level conferences and workshops, awards fellowships to American and German professionals, and publishes occasional papers on a range of transatlantic issues.
Founded
1960
Size
Tiny
Supporting religious education
Torah Schools for Israel supports religious education by making grants to religious schools in Israel and the United States.
Founded
1948
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Small
Improving health, developing leaders, creating change
In 1940, The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) was founded in the United States to support Dr. Schweitzer's medical work in Africa during World War II. Today, the mission of ASF is to reduce disparities in health and healthcare by developing leaders in service. These leaders are individuals who are dedicated and skilled in helping underserved communities, and whose example influences and inspires others. ASF achieves this through an interdisciplinary, service-learning model that fosters moral and professional development. This model combines mentored, entrepreneurial, community-based service projects; a curriculum that emphasizes values and leadership; structured opportunities for individual and group reflection; and lifelong fellowship with service-oriented colleagues.
Founded
1957
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Giant
Expanding the Future
Tel Aviv University's American Friends are a worldly and intellectually sophisticated group, committed to nurturing higher education and developing Israel's best minds. We offer a stimulating variety of cultural, social and educational activities throughout the year, at venues across the country: special briefings, international conferences, intimate get-togethers and more formal events. We serve as a dynamic bridge between two inspired communities, American and Israeli, dedicated to excellence in scholarship and to strengthening Israel and the vital city of Tel Aviv.
Founded
1965
Size
Tiny
Supporting the exchange of artists and cultural managers
Founded in 1962, CEC ArtsLink is an international arts organization. Our programs encourage and support exchange of artists and cultural managers between the United States and Eastern and Central Europe, Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus. We believe that the arts are a society's most deliberate and complex means of communication, and that artists and arts administrators can help nations overcome long histories of reciprocal distrust, insularity and conflict. With solid expertise and lasting partnerships in 30 countries, CEC ArtsLink promotes communication and understanding through collaborative, innovative projects for mutual benefit.
Founded
1965
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Giant
Helping millions help themselves
Accion is a global nonprofit dedicated to building a financially inclusive world with economic opportunity for all, by giving people the financial tools they need to improve their lives. We are building the next generation of top-tier microfinance institutions, and for over 50 years have helped build 64 such institutions in 32 countries on four continents that today reach millions of clients. Our impact investing initiatives are pushing beyond microfinance to catalyze more than 20 innovative start-ups dedicated to improving the efficiency, reach and scope of financial services for the poor. And our Center for Financial Inclusion is helping to build a stronger industry with high standards and broad engagement. Currently, our work spans nearly two dozen countries, including the U.S., where we are the nation's largest nonprofit microfinance network.
Founded
1966
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Giant
Building the future, preserving the past
The Jerusalem Foundation, founded in 1966, makes grants for projects in Jerusalem such as parks, libraries, community centers, and archeological, health, social and cultural activities. With universal and Jewish values as the source of its inspiration, the Jerusalem Foundation seeks to create a just society for all citizens of Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Foundation works toward creating an open, equitable and modern society by responding to the needs of residents and trying to improve their quality of life. The Jerusalem Foundation will continue to pioneer change while at the same supporting efforts to preserve the history of the city.
Founded
1967
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Large
Promoting constructive engagement since 1966
The National Committee on United States-China Relations promotes understanding and cooperation between the United States and Greater China in the belief that sound and productive Sino-American relations serve vital American and world interests. Established in 1966, the Committee focuses its exchange, educational, and policy programs on international relations, economic development and management, governance and legal affairs, environmental and other global concerns, mass communication, and education administration - addressing these issues with respect to the People's Republic, Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan. The Committee's programs draw strength from its members, who now number more than 750 Americans from all parts of the country and nearly 100 corporations and professional firms.
Founded
1965
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Giant
Uniting opinion leaders to exchange ideas and create solutions to the challenges of the Americas today.
Americas Society is the premier organization dedicated to education, debate and dialogue in the Americas. Established by David Rockefeller in 1965, our mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary, political, social and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship.
Founded
1953
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Large
One hundred years of making a difference
Bnai Zion Foundation, a membership organization dedicated to assisting those in need with humanitarian projects in both Israel and America, has been in existence since 1908 and has completed hundreds of initiatives for the people of Israel and for Jewish people worldwide. Dedicated to American and Zionist ideals, Bnai Zion strongly supports the significant, enduring tie between America and Israel and is forging ahead with its efforts toward the advancement of the physical and social welfare of the Jewish people.
Founded
1946
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Giant
Sustainable Development. Lasting Promise.
Affirming God's love for all people, we work with Lutherans and partners around the world to end poverty, injustice and human suffering.
Founded
1967
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Tiny
Furthering Equality and Understanding between Jews and Arabs in Israel
Givat Haviva Educational Foundation (GHEF) in New York City is the American arm representing and supporting Givat Haviva Institute. The Foundation comprises a community of supporters and activists who work to increase awareness of Givat Haviva Institute's role in advancing Jewish-Arab relations in Israel. Founded in 1949 by the Kibbutz Artzi Movement, a federation of 83 kibbutzim throughout Israel, Givat Haviva Institute has been educating for peace, democracy, coexistence and social solidarity for half a century. Programs include academic and professional courses; empowerment seminars for Jewish and Arab women and for municipal leaders; dialogue and encounter groups; inter-organizational partnerships; educational curricula and research; and joint Jewish-Arab athletic and arts programs for youth.
Founded
1967
Size
Tiny
Helping forward the struggles of oppressed peoples for justice and self-determination
The Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO) was founded in 1967 by progressive church leaders and activists. Its purpose is to advance the struggles of oppressed people for justice and self -determination. For almost 40 years, IFCO has assisted the poor and disenfranchised in developing and sustaining community organizations to fight human and civil rights injustices. This work includes education about the realities of the poor in the US and the third world. Through our project Pastors for Peace, IFCO carries out similar work in Chiapas, Mexico; Haiti; and other nations of Central America and the Caribbean. IFCO also provides support for grassroots community organizing projects in urban and rural regions of the United States.
Founded
1969
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Large
Business solutions to poverty
We work with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries.
Founded
1972
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Tiny
Caring for a nation
Emunah of America provides support for the activities of Emunah of Israel by providing a vast network of social welfare and educational programs to the Jewish community. Founded in 1935, Emunah is Israel's largest women's religious Zionist organization. Its mission is to help alleviate the burdens of Israel's social problems, to strengthen Israeli society through excellent education for children and adults, and to provide emergency services to its citizens during times of crisis. Emunah maintains 135 day-care and after school centers, operates five children's residential homes, operates crisis counseling centers, offers courses for new immigrants, gives assistance to evacuees from Gush Katif, and provides emergency services to children and families in distress in times of national crisis.
Founded
1988
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Medium
Stop war, end poverty, protect the Earth
Founded in 1970, Religions for Peace is the largest international coalition of representatives from the world's great religions dedicated to promoting peace. Respecting religious differences while celebrating our common humanity, Religions for Peace is active on every continent and in some of the most troubled areas of the world, creating multi-religious partnerships to confront our most dire issues: stopping war, ending poverty, and protecting the earth. Religions for Peace enables religious communities to unleash their enormous potential for common action. Some of Religions for Peace's recent successes include building a new climate of reconciliation in Iraq; mediating dialogue among warring factions in Sierra Leone; organizing an international network of religious women's organizations; and establishing the Hope for African Children Initiative.
Founded
1946
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Medium
Supporting global health education and research partnerships between the US and India.
Based in New York City, the Vellore Christian Medical College Foundation (Foundation) is the independent non-profit partner of India's top private hospital and medical school, the Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore, Tamil Nadu. CMC serves people of all faiths and income levels; it is dedicated to providing quality medical education and health care in a faith-based environment, with a particular ministry to the poor, the disadvantaged and the disenfranchised. Every day CMC serves over 7,000 outpatients -- over 2 million people per year. The Foundation's financial support is focused on CMC's leadership in global health education and research. Fellowships, partnerships with leading US healthcare institutions, capital projects and e-learning are priority areas for the Foundation's Board. We also provide a US base for funding from USAID.
Founded
1976
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Tiny
Eliminating the injustices that cause hunger
The mission of the Institute for Food and Development Policy, better known as Food First, is to end the injustices that cause hunger. Founded in 1975 by Joseph Collins and Frances Moore Lappé-author of the revolutionary bestseller Diet for a Small Planet-Food First envisions a world in which all people have access to healthy, ecologically produced and culturally appropriate food. After nearly 40 years of analysis of the global food system, we know that making this vision a reality involves more than technical solutions-it requires political transformation. That's why Food First supports activists, social movements, alliances and coalitions working for systemic change. Our action-oriented research, publications, projects and Food Sovereignty Tours give you the tools to understand the global challenges, build your local movement, and engage with the global movement for food sovereignty.
Founded
1975
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Medium
Advancing the dialogue between French and American leaders
Founded in 1976, the French-American Foundation is the principal non-government link between France and the United States at leadership levels and across the full range of the French-American relationship. The purpose of the French-American Foundation is to strengthen the French-American relationship as a vital component of the trans-Atlantic partnership. This mission is accomplished through a variety of initiatives that include multi-year policy programs, conferences on issues of French-American interest, and leadership and professional exchanges of decision-makers from France and the United States.
Founded
1976
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Giant
Defending and protecting human rights
Human Rights Watch is one of the world's leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. Our rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse. For 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.
Founded
1979
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Large
Delivering tangible help
CitiHope International seeks to Promote Health, Prevent Disease, and Provide Cure to rural and underserved populations worldwide. Our strategy is to focus resources on a few major world areas to "make a world of difference for good." Since 1990, CitiHope has procured, shipped and distributed over $1 billion in medicine, medical supplies, nutritional and developmental resources worldwide. Our priority is to get the right drugs to the right patient, in the right dosage, at the right time, for the maximum impact in the lives of individuals and communities. CitiHope strives to uphold the values of stewardship, integrity and compassion exampled through concrete actions of people of faith.
Founded
1978
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Medium
Quality education for all Israel's children
The mission of the ISEF Foundation (International Sephardic Education Foundation) is to build a better Israel by expanding access to higher education for bright young Israelis from immigrant and underserved communities. ISEF believes Israel's greatest natural resource is the minds of its youth. Investing in their development is vital for Israel's long-term security and prosperity. ISEF supports 400 deserving young Israelis pursuing degrees from BA to PhD at 20 Israeli universities and colleges, and 20 International Fellows doing PhD and postdoctoral training at top international research universities. As part of their leadership training, ISEF's scholars tutor and mentor some 1,000 promising Israeli youngsters in low-income areas, bolstering critical academic skills and offering living examples of the power of education to break the cycle of poverty.
Founded
1981
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Giant
Supporting the Centre Pompidou in Paris
The Centre Pompidou Foundation is an American-based not-for-profit dedicated to supporting the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The Foundation's mission is to acquire and encourage gifts of works of American art and design for loan or gift to the Centre Pompidou for its permanent collection. The Foundation fosters connoisseurship and a dynamic exchange of ideas through special events, exhibitions, and trips for art lovers that offer unprecedented access to artists, private collections, modern and contemporary architectural treasures, and world-class museums in the company of Centre Pompidou curators of modern and contemporary art, architecture and design.
Founded
1978
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Large
Serving a Better Future for Children
The ITCF raises funds in the American philanthropic community to support the operations, facilities and programs of the 14 Israel Tennis Centers (ITC) throughout Israel. Through the discipline of tennis we strive to improve the lives of children in one of the most conflicted regions of the world. By teaching the life skills of self-reliance, perseverance and focus, the ITC fosters sustainable values of self-esteem, character and tolerance, creating a positive impact on the children, their families and the world for generations to come. For more than 35 years, the ITC has been helping children and teens living in poverty, new immigrants, coexistence programs, youth at-risk and those with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The ITC was founded in 1976 by six business leaders to achieve the goal of helping children and teens in Israel facing extreme obstacles. To date we have served over 400,000 children and teens and are currently serving 20,000 annually at the centers.
Founded
1979
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Small
Deepening understanding of international economic issues
The Group of Thirty, established in 1978, is a private, international body composed of senior representatives of the private and public sectors and academia. The Group aims to deepen understanding of international economic and financial issues, to explore the international repercussions of decisions taken in the public and private sectors, and to examine the choices available to market practitioners and policymakers. The Group's members meet with select guests to discuss important economic, financial, and policy development. They reach out to a wider audience in seminars and symposia, and also enter the policy debate on important issues by publishing papers.
Founded
1980
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Medium
Strengthening the bonds between the Netherlands and the United States
Founded in 1921, the Netherland-America Foundation (NAF) is the leading bilateral foundation initiating and supporting high-impact exchange between the Netherlands and the United States. Building on the enduring heritage and values shared between the peoples of the two countries, the NAF seeks to further strengthen the bonds between the two countries through exchange in the arts, sciences, education, business, and public affairs. NAF provides educational funding for U.S. students in the Netherlands and Dutch students in the United States, through the NAF Fulbright Fellows program, NAF educational loan programs, and NAF educational grants.
Founded
1980
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Large
Elevating the quality of Jewish life in Israel and around the world.
The Shalom Hartman Institute (SHI) is a center of transformative thinking and teaching that addresses the major challenges facing the Jewish people and elevates the quality of Jewish life in Israel and around the world. A leader in sophisticated, ideas-based Jewish education for community leaders and change agents, SHI is committed to the significance of Jewish ideas, the power of applied scholarship, and the conviction that great teaching contributes to the growth and continual revitalization of the Jewish people. The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America partners with Jewish change agents-rabbis, lay leaders, scholars, educators, and professionals-to develop and implement unique models of pluralistic, in-depth, text-based teaching, scholarship, and programs that address the challenges facing contemporary North American Jewry.
Founded
1982
Size
Tiny
Raising US awareness of the Open University of Israel
American Friends of the Open University of Israel (AFOUI) is the dynamic arm of the Open University of Israel (OUI), Israel's largest university. AFOUI is dedicated to raising US awareness of OUI and the vital role that an educated Israeli society plays in keeping Israel and Jews of all economic backgrounds safe and strong. We are committed to helping OUI achieve its educational and research goals. OUI opens the gates of learning to limitless numbers of students through leading-edge educational technologies and globally recognized Distance Learning methods. A 21st century University, OUI offers 600 online, internet courses to students located all over the world, every day, every hour. The University's 70 Study Centers are scattered throughout Israel.
Founded
1982
Size
Tiny
Preserving, restoring and promoting French heritage
French Heritage Society is a non-profit American organization created in 1982 that includes 10 chapters in the US and one in France. Through various activities and our educational program, we are dedicated to preservation, restoration and promotion of the beautiful French heritage throughout the United States and France. The central mission of French Heritage Society is to ensure that the treasures of our shared French architectural and cultural heritage survive to inspire future generations to build, dream, and create.
Founded
1987
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Medium
Helping Tibetans improve their lives
The Tibet Fund's mission is to preserve the distinct cultural identity of the Tibetan people. Since 1981, under the patronage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, The Tibet Fund has been the primary funding organization for health care, education, refugee rehabilitation, religious and cultural preservation, elder care, and community and economic development programs serving hundreds of thousands of Tibetan refugees living in India, Nepal and Bhutan. Our aim is to promote self-reliance and help sustain the cohesiveness of the exile community. In Tibet, our support is directed to education, emergency relief, healthcare, and social enterprise programs that aid impoverished and marginalized Tibetans. The Tibet Fund also administers sponsorship programs for individual support of Tibetan children, monks, nuns, and elders.
Founded
1982
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Large
American ideals. Universal values.
Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. We believe American leadership is essential in the struggle for human rights so we press the U.S. government and private companies to respect human rights and the rule of law. When they don't, we step in to demand reform, accountability and justice. Around the world, we work where we can best harness American influence to secure core freedoms.We know that it is not enough to expose and protest injustice, so we create the political environment and policy solutions necessary to ensure consistent respect for human rights. Whether we are protecting refugees, combating torture, or defending persecuted minorities, we focus not on making a point, but on making a difference. For over 30 years, we've built bipartisan coalitions and teamed up with frontline activists and lawyers to tackle issues that demand American leadership.
Founded
1983
Size
Large
The American fundraising organization for Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel
Medical Development for Israel (MDI) is the American fundraising organization for Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel (SCMCI). SCMCI is the only comprehensive, highly specialized care hospital of its kind in the country and in the Middle East, dedicated exclusively to the well-being of all children and adolescents. Since its establishment in 1991, Schneider Children's has become recognized as an institution of medical and academic excellence. Schneider Children's comprises 250 beds, 43% of which are assigned to critical care (Intensive Care Units, Neonatology, Burns) and provides the full range of pediatric subspecialties and comprehensive paramedical services to all children from newborn up till age 18.
Founded
1983
Size
Small
Improving the quality of life of Tel Aviv's residents
Founded in 1977, The American Committee for the Tel Aviv Foundation supports the Tel Aviv Foundation in Israel. The Tel Aviv Foundation is an independent foundation which serves as a vehicle for societal change in the city of Tel Aviv-Jaffa. The Foundation aims to strengthen, promote and enhance an open and modern society by responding to the needs of the city and working to improve the lives of its residents, visitors and commuters. Since its inception the Tel Aviv Foundation has established over 400 projects and raised over $400 million worldwide. The foundation establishes projects in the fields of education; welfare and social services; art, culture and sport; and the environment.
Founded
1983
Size
Giant
Their job is to look after Israel. Ours is to look after them.
Established in 1981, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) mission is to offer educational, cultural, recreational, social services programs, and facilities that provide hope, purpose, and life-changing support for the soldiers who protect Israel and Jews worldwide.The strength of the IDF, which has been guarding the State of Israel since it declared independence in 1948, derives from the selfless determination and great capabilities of the young men and women who form it. At the tender age of 18, most Israelis are drafted into the IDF. They bear the difficult tasks of defending Israel's borders and guaranteeing the safety of its people. The Israeli government is responsible for training IDF soldiers and providing them with the necessary tools for their service. FIDF is committed to providing these soldiers with love, support, and care in an effort to ease the burden they carry.
Founded
1983
Size
Tiny
"Off the Streets and On To Life"
Founded in 1982, ELEM/Youth in Distress in Israel is the country's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to treating and transforming the lives of troubled youth. ELEM's 280 professionals and more than 1,700 volunteers don't wait for referrals to treat these youth, but seek them out on their turf -- on the streets, in schools, on the Internet and at bars and nightclubs. The 25,000 young people we serve annually and the additional 100,000 youth who reach out to ELEM online each year face tremendous challenges, such as: domestic violence, substance abuse, neglect, bullying, homelessness and prostitution. ELEM works with secular and religious Jews; Christian and Muslim Arabs including Bedouins; immigrants, including those from the Former Soviet Union and Ethiopia; and the LGBTQ community. Many live on the streets and most of them will not seek help from traditional social service groups. Our 78 programs in 43 cities provide counseling, mentoring, vocational training and a safe space for Israeli youth to envision a positive future for themselves and become productive members of Israeli society.
Founded
1985
Size
Giant
Preparing Asians and Americans for a shared future
Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, the Asia Society is the leading global and pan-Asian organization working to strengthen relationships and promote understanding among the people, leaders, and institutions of the United States and Asia. We seek to increase knowledge and enhance dialogue, encourage creative expression, and generate new ideas across the fields of policy, business, education, arts, and culture. The Society today is a global institution - with offices throughout the US and Asia - that fulfills its educational mandate through a wide range of cross-disciplinary programming. The Society's programs address Asian American issues, the effects of globalization, and pressing concerns in Asia including human rights, the status of women, and environmental and global health issues such as HIV/AIDS.
Founded
1985
Size
Small
Telling stories, saving lives
PCI-Media Impact, formerly Population Communications International, works to improve health, promote human rights and bring social advancement through the use of creative media. Founded in 1985, PCI-Media Impact has trained hundreds of organizations and community leaders in the effective use of media and broadcast more than 242 productions in 27 countries, including radio and television serial dramas, comic books, documentaries and public service announcements. PCI-Media Impact's programs carry research-based and culturally sensitive messages that catalyze measurable personal and community action.
Founded
1984
Size
Medium
Demanding rights, resources & results for women worldwide
MADRE is an international women's human rights organization that works towards a world in which all people enjoy the fullest range of individual and collective human rights; in which resources are shared equitably and sustainably; in which women participate effectively in all aspects of society; and in which people have a meaningful say in decisions that affect their lives. MADRE uses human rights to advance social justice. We partner with women in communities worldwide to meet urgent, local needs and create long-term solutions to the problems that women face. Our program areas are: peace building; women's health and combating violence against women; and economic and environmental justice.
Founded
1985
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Medium
Advocating for peace, equity, and prosperity. Everywhere.
Founded in 1984, InterAction represents the largest coalition of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations collectively addressing the diverse needs of people living in the world's most neglected, vulnerable and fragile countries. Our nearly 200 member NGOs are focused on: education, healthcare, sustainable agriculture, food security, climate change, economic inclusion, post-conflict stability, protection, humanitarian law, water & sanitation, and disability rights. We advocate for those on the front lines of poverty, injustice and inequality as we endeavor to improve their lives and livelihoods, and empower their human potential. We also advocate for increased development and humanitarian budgets with government leaders and global funders. We showcase members' work and impacts - reported under the highest standards of transparency, monitoring and metrics - so that spending decisions for aid and relief by public and private sources are made responsibly and responsively.
Founded
1985
Size
Giant
For a world free from hunger.
Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organisation that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children. We ensure everyone can access clean water, food, training and healthcare. We enable entire communities to be free from hunger.
Founded
1986
Size
Tiny
Promoting Israel as a Global Leader in Science & Technology
Founded in 1985, the American Friends of the Israel National Museum of Science (MadaTech) helps the Museum fulfill its goals, by providing support for MadaTech programs and activities, its advanced Science Learning Centers, as well as the Museum's physical maintenance, development and expansion. The American Friends also acts as the bridge between the Museum and similar institutions, museums, foundations, Jewish federations, and community leaders in the United States. It organizes events with leading Israeli high-tech entrepreneurs and science educators.
Founded
1986
Size
Tiny
Supporting the efforts of the Israel Democracy Institute in Jerusalem
The purpose of American Friends of The Israel Democracy Institute (AFIDI) is to influence public opinion and Israel's decision makers toward the development of a modern, democratic pluralistic Jewish state. The AFIDI supports the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI), founded in 1991 for the purpose of assisting in the important mission of fortifying Israel's democratic institutions and values, still in their formative stages. The IDI is an independent, nonpartisan think tank. The Institute offers politicians and government officials seeking professional and non-affiliated partners a venue for examining ideas and considering practical ways to implement them.
Founded
1987
Size
Medium
A Tower of Light for Jewish children in need
Migdal Ohr ("Tower of Light") is Israel's leading non-profit organization for children at risk. Founded over 40 years ago by Israel Prize winner Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman, Migdal Ohr currently serves over 10,000 orphaned, abandoned, impoverished and new immigrant children across Israel annually, through its 160 youth clubs and three main campuses. Migdal Ohr provides indigent children (from birth to adulthood) with an outstanding education, a loving home, clothing, food, medical care, and psychological counseling. The graduates of Migdal Ohr go on to become productive Israeli citizens and, most notably, our alumni are among Israel's top doctors, lawyers, community leaders, army generals, and a member of the Knesset. Migdal Ohr is dedicated to making a difference in the future of Israel. American Friends of Migdal Ohr is the US fundraising arm for Migdal Ohr in Israel.
Founded
1987
Size
Giant
Supporting personal reflection, bridging leaders and partnerships to change the systems that keep people in poverty
Synergos brings people together to solve complex problems of poverty and creates opportunities for individuals and their communities to thrive. Systemic change requires collaboration. Solutions to poverty are often built in silos - and therefore fail. Synergos creates, promotes, and sustains collaborations among business, government, civil society, and marginalized communities. We foster successful collaborations by building trust, designing and implementing change processes, and enhancing the effectiveness of bridging leaders and institutions. Our approach uses four elements that increase individual and collective effectiveness to address complex problems: personal reflection, bridging leadership, systems thinking and collaboration. This approach develops bridging leaders and helps create inclusive partnerships and institutions - contributing to changes in systems, improved system outcomes, and improved lives.
Founded
1987
Size
Medium
Serving those who have sacrificed for Israel.
Friends of Israel Disabled Veterans (FIDV) and Beit Halochem are committed to caring for Israeli servicemen and women disabled in the line of duty. Beit Halochem centers provide therapeutic, sports and recreational facilities to help them resume lives of purpose and dignity. Beit Halochem Centers in Israel provide a place where the disabled can participate in sports and related activities suited to their individual disabilities. Each center also offers a wide choice of social and creative activities for members. Most centers house an auditorium, multipurpose gymnasium, classrooms, fitness rooms, swimming pool, occupational therapy unit, physical therapy unit, cafeteria, offices and a social wing.
Founded
1987
Size
Large
Combating indifference, intolerance and injustice
Elie Wiesel and his wife, Marion, established The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity soon after he was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize for Peace. The Foundation's mission, rooted in the memory of the Holocaust, is to combat indifference, intolerance, and injustice through international dialogue and youth-focused programs that promote acceptance, understanding and equality. In addition to US-based high school essay contests, conferences and various awards, the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity has two educational centers in the State of Israel. These Beit Tzipora Centers focus on educating the Ethiopian-Jewish community and giving close to 1,000 Ethiopian-Israeli young people the opportunity to grow and participate fully in Israeli society.
Founded
1989
Size
Giant
Providing emergency medical care
Doctors Without Borders, USA (DWB-USA) was founded in 1990 in New York City to raise funds, create awareness, recruit field staff, and advocate with the United Nations and US government on humanitarian concerns. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization that provides aid in nearly 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters.
Founded
1991
Size
Tiny
Implementing international relief and development programs
GOAL ensures that the poorest of the poor and the most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental needs and rights of life: food, water, shelter, medical attention and literacy. From its first year of operation in 1977, GOAL has spent over $750 million implementing relief and development programs in 50 countries. Once emergency situations have been resolved, GOAL implements a wide range of rehabilitation programs including primary healthcare, repair of home and infrastructure, clinics, schools etc., and water and sanitation. Long-term development programs in areas such as health, nutrition, education and capacity building of indigenous humanitarian organizations are also implemented.
Founded
1989
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Large
A Global Alliance Saving Rainforests
Established in 1988, Rainforest Trust partners with local, in-country conservation organizations around the world to strategically purchase and protect lands vital for wildlife conservation. We specifically target rainforests and tropical habitats that are critical for preventing species extinctions and that are exceptionally rich in biological diversity. Celebrating over 27 years of lasting conservation action, we are proud to have saved more than 15.7 million acres of rainforests and tropical habitat across 20+ countries in 100+ protected areas and wildlife reserves.
Founded
1989
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Tiny
Secure the dream
Americans for Peace Now (APN) was founded in 1981 to support the activities of Shalom Achshav (Peace Now in Israel). APN is the leading United States advocate for peace in the Middle East. APN's mission is to help Israel and the Shalom Achshav movement to achieve a comprehensive political settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict consistent with Israel's long-term security needs and its Jewish and democratic values. APN has a wide array of educational programs that reach out to communities around the country, and is a powerful force for mobilizing grassroots support among U.S. citizens. By demonstrating this support, and by working directly with decision makers and government officials, APN promotes U.S. policies that further the peace process.
Founded
1989
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Tiny
A pregnant woman's needs are as important as her baby's
Just One Life/Nefesh Achat B'Yisrael was formed in 1989 by a group of community leaders, Rabbis and social workers in New York and in Jerusalem. Its focus is the Israeli family who is faced with the dilemma of an untimely or medically at risk pregnancy. When pregnant women are grappling with difficult choices, it is important for them to know that they are not alone, that there is an organization that they can turn to for assistance. Nefesh Achat has set for itself the goal of providing a safety net and a listening ear to pregnant women who are confronted with financial, emotional or medical difficulties.
Founded
1990
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Tiny
Building a shared future of Israel's Jewish and Arab citizens
Founded in 1989, The Abraham Fund Initiatives works to promote coexistence and equality among Israel's Jewish and Arab citizens. Named for the common ancestor of both Jews and Arabs, The Abraham Fund works toward a prosperous, secure and just society by promoting policies based on innovative social models, conducting large-scale initiatives, advocacy and public education.
Founded
1994
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Tiny
Helping people face their challenges
Ezer Mizion USA raises funds for Ezer Mizion, the Israel Health Support Organization, which offers an extensive range of medical and social support services to help Israel's sick, disabled, elderly and underprivileged populations. Since its founding in 1979, Ezer Mizion has grown to become one of the largest non-profit organizations in Israel, benefiting over 650,000 people every year. Ezer Mizion has branches in over 20 cities throughout Israel, with over 16,000 volunteers and an annual budget of over US$20 million. Ezer Mizion's diverse line-up of services includes the world's largest Jewish Bone Marrow Donor Registry and specialized programs for children with special needs, cancer patients, the elderly, and the mentally ill.
Founded
1992
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Large
Working to end violence and discrimination against women and girls
Equality Now was founded in 1992 to work for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women around the world. Working with national human rights organizations and individual activists, Equality Now documents violence and discrimination against women and mobilizes international action to support their efforts to stop these human rights abuses. Through its Women's Action Network of concerned groups and individuals around the world, Equality Now distributes information about human rights violations; takes action to protest these violations; and brings public attention to human rights violations against women.
Founded
1993
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Large
Honor the past, empower the present, ensure the future
The Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR) was founded in 1988 in response to a devastating earthquake. FAR provides short-term emergency relief and implements long-term programs for the economic growth and social development of Armenia. It helps the most vulnerable segments of the population - children and the elderly - and prepares the youth and professionals to drive the country's new democratic state. FAR implements a wide range of programs in Armenia and Karabagh: from emergency relief to construction to education, medical aid, and economic development. Since its inception, FAR has channeled more than $265 million in humanitarian assistance to Armenia.
Founded
1993
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Large
Targeting extreme poverty
Concern Worldwide USA is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world's poorest countries. Since its foundation in 1968, Concern Worldwide - through its work in emergencies and long-term development - has saved countless lives, relieved suffering and provided opportunities for a better standard of living for millions of people. We work primarily in the countries ranked in the bottom 40 of the United Nations Human Development Report. Concern implements emergency response programs as well as long-term development programs in the areas of livelihoods, health, HIV & AIDS, and education.
Founded
1993
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Tiny
When we save one life, it's as if we have saved the whole world
Chabad's Children of Chernobyl (CCOC) evacuates kids from the radioactive Chernobyl region and provides them with critical medical care, new homes, and excellent education in Israel. CCOC also provides children currently living in the radioactive zone with medicine and advanced medical equipment. The children suffer from radiation-induced immune suppression which requires immediate care to prevent minor ailments from developing into major emergencies. CCOC brings doctors from the contaminated areas to the USA and Israel for medical training, and has rehabilitated orphanages in the affected areas. CCOC is dedicated to saving children's lives and to improve the health of those adversely affected by the Chernobyl disaster.
Founded
1995
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Tiny
Harmonizing history, Jewish wisdom and modern Israel
Jerusalem Fellowships, established in 1985, is about Israel experiences for young adults, that create lasting bonds with their peers and offer a unique forum for engagement with Israel, Jewish wisdom, and their future families and communities. Over 20,000 people have participated in our cutting edge transformational Israel trips. There is a broad network of Israel trip organizers that have grown from the original Jerusalem Fellowships trips. These programs combine touring, active experiences, and dynamic Jewish learning, inspiring and enhancing personal growth for young adults from diverse backgrounds. Each organizer offers his/her own unique content, style and itineraries.
Founded
1995
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Tiny
Health is a human right
Founded in 1990 as Doctors of the World-USA, HealthRight International mobilizes the health sector to promote and protect these and other basic human rights and civil liberties for all people, in the United States and abroad. In collaboration with a network of affiliates around the world and in partnership with local communities, we work where health is diminished or endangered by violations of human rights and civil liberties. We provide essential care and services while training community residents to carry on the mission of health at the conclusion of our efforts. We combine these services with appropriate advocacy to ensure maximum impact. To achieve our goals, we mobilize health care professionals as volunteers, bringing their expertise and idealism to those who need it most.
Founded
1995
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Tiny
For a world of peace, justice, and nonviolence
Since 1915, The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) has carried on programs and educational projects concerned with domestic and international peace and justice, nonviolent alternatives to conflict, and the rights of conscience. It is a part of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR), which has affiliates in over 40 countries. FOR seeks to replace violence, war, racism, and economic injustice with nonviolence, peace, and justice. We are an interfaith organization committed to active nonviolence as a transforming way of life and as a means of radical change. We educate, train, build coalitions, and engage in nonviolent and compassionate actions locally, nationally, and globally.
Founded
1995
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Small
Strengthening international peace and justice
The World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP) works to advance the global promise of peace and is committed to building a safer and more just world. WFM-IGP includes a comprehensive set of programs that work to protect civilians from the threat of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity; facilitate transparency in governance; increase access to justice; and promote the application of the rule of law. We work in partnership with the United Nations, governments, and other international and regional institutions around the globe-as well as with thousands of committed individuals and world leaders-to advance a mission of peace, prosperity, and security for all.
Founded
1995
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Small
Investing in South Africa's future
Shared Interest was established in 1994 by the Fund for a Free South Africa, an organization established by black South Africans living in exile in the U.S. Shared Interest's mission is to mobilize the resources for South Africa's economically disenfranchised communities to sustain themselves and build an equitable nation. To date Shared Interest has assisted more than 450,000 of the country's most economically disenfranchised people. Shared Interest provides low-income South Africans of color with access to credit to launch small businesses, create jobs and build secure new communities. Shared Interest borrows money in the U.S. to build its fund to guarantee loans for South Africa's township and rural borrowers and its budding financial institutions.
Founded
1996
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Giant
Imagine a world without AIDS.
Founded in 1996, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) is a global, public-private partnership working to accelerate the development of a vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS. IAVI researches and develops vaccine candidates, conducts policy analyses, and serves as an advocate for the field with offices in Africa, India, and Europe. IAVI supports a comprehensive approach to HIV and AIDS that balances the expansion and strengthening of existing HIV prevention and treatment programs with targeted investments in new AIDS prevention technologies. We also work to ensure a future vaccine will be accessible to all who need it.
Founded
1997
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Large
High-impact entrepreneurs. High-impact change.
Established in 1997, Endeavor transforms the economies of emerging markets by identifying and supporting high-impact entrepreneurs. Endeavor targets only entrepreneurs with high-impact potential. We scour a country for these entrepreneurs, help them break down a society's barriers to success, offer world-class strategic advice, and open doors to capital. With Endeavor's guidance, they become role models, encourage others to innovate and take risks, and create sustainable economic growth. Together, Endeavor and high-impact entrepreneurs change industries, communities and entire countries.
Founded
1999
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Medium
Going places. Going strong.
Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to almost 145 cities in 20 countries. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 925,000 women work towards self-sufficiency.
Founded
1999
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Medium
Cleaning up one community at a time brings us closer to a Pure Earth
Formerly known as Blacksmith Institute, Pure Earth's mission is to identify and clean up the poorest communities throughout the developing world where high concentrations of toxins have devastating health effects. Toxic pollutants affect the health of more than 200 million people worldwide. The number of people affected is comparable to HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria. Yet pollution is one of the most underreported and underfunded problems in the world. The majority of acutely toxic sites are caused by local business, many of them artisanal or small-scale. Abandoned sites are also quite common. Surprisingly, international companies are rarely implicated. Women and children are especially at risk suffering neurologic and immune system damage and an early death. Pure Earth devises clean-up strategies, empowers local champions and secures support from national and international partnerships. Cleaning up one community at a time brings us closer to a Pure Earth.
Founded
2000
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Large
Transform communities around the globe through just & sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement & disasters
Founded in 1946, Church World Service is a faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disasters. CWS meets disaster relief and recovery needs, facilitates sustainable social and economic development, provides assistance and resettlement services to refugees and helps address the root causes of hunger. A cooperative ministry of 37 Christian denominations and communions, CWS sponsors community-wide CROP Hunger Walks across the U.S. to raise awareness and fund to help end hunger locally and globally.
Founded
2001
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A gift to Birthright Israel Foundation is a gift to the Jewish people for our present and our future.
Birthright Israel Foundation raises funds in the United States to support Birthright Israel, a program which currently provides 45,000 young Jewish adults annually the gift of a 10-day trip to Israel. It is our goal to ensure the gift of Birthright Israel continues to strengthen Jewish continuity and provide even more young Jewish adults with a connection to Israel for years to come.
Founded
2000
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Giant
Putting science to work for a faster TB cure
Established in 2000 to address an urgent health need, TB Alliance relentlessly pursues its mission of discovering and developing improved TB treatments that can bring hope, and health, to millions. Today, the organization manages the largest portfolio of new TB drug candidates ever assembled, and leads the global effort to transform TB therapy. Their mission is to discover and develop better, faster-acting, and affordable drugs to fight tuberculosis. From this global network, the TB Alliance leverages the most promising science to advance new TB drug regimens that are needed to fight this pandemic.
Founded
2000
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Small
Generating resources for programs that transform the social reality of Brazil
BrazilFoundation was established in 2000 with the goal of generating resources for social entrepreneurs who propose creative and innovative solutions to challenges faced by communities throughout Brazil. In 10 years BrazilFoundation has raised over $17 million dollars and supported more than 300 social projects in Brazil in the areas of Education, Health, Culture, Participatory Development and Human Rights. We provide project grantees with financial support while stimulating local advocacy and promoting access to goods and services, empowering communities to take responsibility for their own development.
Founded
2001
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Acumen raises charitable donations to invest in companies, leaders and ideas to change the way the world tackles poverty
Founded in 2001, Acumen Fund is a global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. We seek to prove that small amounts of philanthropic capital, combined with large doses of business acumen, can build thriving enterprises that serve vast numbers of the poor. Our investments focus on delivering affordable, critical goods and services - like health, water, housing and energy - through innovative, market-oriented approaches. We believe that pioneering entrepreneurs will ultimately find the solutions to poverty. We use philanthropic capital to make disciplined investments - loans or equity, not grants -that yield both financial and social returns. Any financial returns we receive are recycled into new investments.
Founded
2001
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Small
See it. Film it. Change it.
WITNESS uses video to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations. WITNESS empowers people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice, promoting public engagement and policy change.
Founded
2002
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Fighting terrorism and promoting freedom
The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) is a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)3 policy institute focusing on foreign policy and national security. Founded in 2001, FDD combines policy research, democracy and counterterrorism education, strategic communications and investigative journalism in support of its mission to promote pluralism, defend democratic values and fight the ideologies that drive terrorism. FDD transforms ideas into action and policy by focusing its efforts where opinions are formed and decisions are made. FDD holds events throughout the year, including the Leading Thinkers series, briefings on Capitol Hill, expert roundtables for public officials, diplomats and military officers, book releases, and panel discussions and debates within the policy community.
Founded
1963
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Giant
Fighting and treating preventable blindness and malnutrition
Founded in 1915, Helen Keller International (HKI) is among the oldest international nonprofit organizations devoted to fighting and treating preventable blindness and malnutrition. HKI has programs in 21 countries in Africa and Asia as well as in the United States. HKI builds local capacity by establishing sustainable programs, and provides scientific and technical assistance and data to governments and international, regional, national and local organizations around the world. HKI programs combat malnutrition, cataract, trachoma, onchocerciasis (river blindness) and refractive error. The goal of all HKI programs is to reduce suffering of those without access to needed health or vision care and ultimately, to help lift people from poverty.
Founded
1955
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Large
Cure. Care. End.
Founded in 1906, American Leprosy Missions is the oldest and largest Christian organization in the United States dedicated to curing and caring for people affected by leprosy and related diseases around the world. During its more than 100-year history, American Leprosy Missions has provided holistic care to four million people around the world including medical treatment and training, Christian outreach, prevention of disability, community development and vaccine research.
Founded
1943
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A Jewish relief organization that specializes in supplying funds to needy Torah families primarily in Israel
Ezras Torah, established in 1915 by Gedolei Torah, is a nonprofit Jewish relief organization that specializes in supplying funds to needy Torah families primarily in Israel. Our programs include Emergency Medical Assistance, Housing Assistance, Wedding Assistance, Jewish Holiday Grants, Maternity Grants, Widow and Orphan Assistance, Assistance to new immigrants, Special Need and Interest Free Loans. Thousand of families receive each year financial support in a respectful and dignified manner through Ezras Torah. Ezras Torah is also known for its world renowned Halachic Calendar and Guide, providing important information on how to conduct oneself as a Jew or Jewess on a day to day basis.
Founded
1937
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Medium
Providing grants to the needy in Jerusalem
Kolel Shomre Hachomos of Jerusalem gives grants to the needy in Jerusalem, mainly to support widows, orphans and the elderly.
Founded
1944
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Medium
Helping children in crisis since 1926
Founded in 1926, the Russian Children's Welfare Society is dedicated to assisting disadvantaged Russian Children improve their lives. Our organization was formed to assist Russian children and families who emigrated to the West. Today the RCWS focuses on helping to improve the lives of children at risk in Russia.
Founded
1946
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Giant
Working to support a Christian presence in academic communities in Asia
Founded in 1922, the United Board is an historic Christian organization with a contemporary mission: we work with higher education institutions in Asia to develop leadership, collaboration and values such as justice, care for the environment, reconciliation and harmony among ethnic and religious communities, and civil society. The United Board operates as both a programmatic and grant-making organization and works in partnership with institutions of higher education in thirteen countries of Asia. The United Board is not an evangelical organization but, rather, one that works ecumenically to achieve excellence in education through projects and programs that reflect its commitment to service.
Founded
1962
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Small
Supporting the Diskin Orphan Home
The Diskin Orphan Home of Israel distributes grants to the Diskin Orphan Home for the maintenance of kitchen, educational staff and building costs; to orphans and their families; and to institutions that assist the children of the Diskin Orphan Home.
Founded
1946
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Large
Building Israel. One child at a time.
Founded in 1925, AMIT is the world's leading supporter of religious Zionist education and social services for Israel's children and youth, nurturing and educating Israeli children to become productive, contributing members of society. Our more than 70 schools and programs constitute Israel's only government-recognized network of religious Jewish education, incorporating academic and technological studies. These also include youth villages and facilities for children in foster care. At present, AMIT's more than 20,000 children come largely from impoverished and/or dysfunctional families; significant numbers are new Ethiopian and Russian immigrants, as well as young people of Sephardic backgrounds.
Founded
1963
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Medium
Supporting Israel's national home for girls
The General Israel Orphans Home for Girls, USA provides grants to the General Israel Orphan Home (GIOH) in Jerusalem, Israel for maintenance of kitchen and educational staff and operations of the building as well as assistance to indigent former residents of the orphan home. GIOH programs include providing a real family home for several hundred orphan girls; a day-care center for children ages 3-6; a complete education including academic, vocational and art courses from elementary through high school; programs for immigrant children; and extended day care facilities.
Founded
1954
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Giant
Supporting the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Israel
The American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem provides financial support, services and equipment for the Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem. Founded in 1902, Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, a 700-bed facility located in the center of the city, has been known as the Hospital with a Heart.Patients have consistently streamed to our hospital, seeking top level treatment in a compassionate, supportive and nurturing environment. Today, while our reputation as the most exceptional hospital for health care treatment continues to grow, Shaare Zedek has taken its commitment to its patients to the next level by providing industry leading, cutting-edge medical care.
Founded
1950
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Tiny
Reaching thousands with the Mitzvah of charity
Kolel Chibas Jerusalem provides grants to Kolel Chibas Jerusalem in Israel, which was founded in 1830 to provide food, shelter, medical and social services, and cash stipends to needy families. Kolel's activities include the "Chalukah", which is the distribution of quarterly stipends to families that can not make ends meet. This past Pesach, the Kolel distributed approximately $850,000 to over 4,000 families consisting of a total of over 16,000 persons. In addition, Kolel helps to pay for the expenses of a wedding, the birth of a baby, or to help cover medical expenses. Kolel operations also include three dental clinics, used by over 5,000 people annually for full range dental treatment, as well as a subsidized clothing store.
Founded
1955
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Giant
Helping people to survive, recover and reclaim control of their future.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic well being, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities.
Founded
1940
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Giant
Striving for a just world that advances children's rights and equality for girls
Plan International USA, part of the Plan International Federation, is a child-centered development organization that believes in the promise and potential of children. For more than 75 years in over 50 developing countries, Plan has been breaking the cycle of child poverty. Everything Plan does - from strengthening health care systems to improving the quality of education, to advocating for increased protection and beyond - is built with, and owned by, the community. The result is a development approach designed to improve the lives of the youngest members of the community for the longest period of time.
Founded
1961
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Medium
Where the impossible is possible, the ordinary is extraordinary, and disabilities become abilities
American Friends of ALYN Hospital supports Israel's premiere rehabilitation center for physically disabled children, adolescents and young adults. ALYN Hospital combines expertise and love so that each patient and family can meet the challenges of living with disabilities and achieve the highest possible level of mobility and independence. ALYN Hospital, established over 80 years ago, is one of the world's leading specialists in the active and intensive rehabilitation of children with a broad range of physical disabilities and is the only facility of its kind in Israel. The Hospital currently has 93 beds for hospitalized patients, 100 beds for day-care treatment and specialized out patient clinics which receive over 20,000 patient visits a year. ALYN is a jewel in Israel's crown of accomplishments and makes the impossible possible and truly transforms the lives of its children and their families.
Founded
1966
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Medium
Building Capacity to Overcome Poverty
The International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR), is a rural development organization working in Africa and Southeast Asia. Formally incorporated in 1960, IIRR promotes people-centered development through capacity building for poor people and their communities, other development organizations and governmental agencies. We believe that communities can help themselves out of poverty if we can provide the stimulus. The US Office coordinates fundraising activities from all sources in the U.S.; promotes the public profile of IIRR within the U.S.; assists senior IIRR staff in partnership building and networking with U.S. based organizations; and acts as a liaison between IIRR and its board of trustees in the U.S.
Founded
1992
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Small
Philanthropic relief, altruistic service and development
Founded in 1992 The PRASAD Project is an international organization committed to improving the quality of life of economically disadvantaged people around the world. PRASAD's intention is to help people become self-reliant and live a life of dignity. PRASAD's humanitarian work is based on the core values of the Siddha Yoga mission - selfless service, enduring commitment, and respect for all people, regardless of their race or belief. PRASAD assists communities around the world through a wide range of programs in health, education, sustainable development and disaster relief. Every year, more than 75,000 people around the world directly benefit from PRASAD's humanitarian work. PRASAD programs include general health care, eye care, dental care, community health, sustainable development and disaster relief.
Founded
2004
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Small
Creating a world with zero shoeless children.
Samaritan's Feet is a 501(c)(3) humanitarian aid organization that shares a message of hope and love through washing the feet of impoverished children around the world and adorning them with new shoes. There are an estimated 1.2 billion children who go without shoes every day and more than one million that die each year from foot borne diseases. The goal of Samaritan's Feet is to provide 10 million pairs of shoes for children in the next 10 years. Since its founding by Manny Ohonme in 2003, Samaritan's Feet and its team of ambassadors and partners have blessed more than five million children in more than 60 nations.
Founded
1998
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Medium
Working together to end world hunger
Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) is an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world. The organization is driven by a vision of a world without hunger and a mission to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-saving aid to the world's most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources. Rise Against Hunger's meal packaging program provides volunteers the opportunity to package dehydrated, high protein, and highly nutritious meals that are used in crisis situations and in school feeding programs for schools and orphanages in developing countries around the world. In its efforts to respond to emergency needs around the world Stop Hunger Now receives and distributes significant donations of in-kind aid. These donations are large quantities of food, medicines, medical supplies and other such items as may be of use in fighting hunger and providing relief in a crisis.
Founded
2005
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Tiny
Strengthening communities through transformational development
Sozo International empowers the most disadvantaged individuals and communities by coordinating and implementing transformational development through health care, education, and economic initiatives. "Sozo" means, "to save, to heal, to rescue from danger or destruction." Sozo International formed in 2002, in response to the opportunity presented by the liberation of Afghanistan, shortly after September 11, 2001. Sozo International aims to reach the most impoverished people in identifiable communities where war and natural disaster have wreaked havoc. They provide emergency and ongoing relief for internally displaced people (IDP) and encourages development aimed at changing the day-to-day existence of people in need as well as providing hope for their future.
Founded
2004
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Tiny
Helping Christian organizations work together for maximum impact
visionSynergy helps Christian organizations work together for maximum impact by developing and strengthening strategic ministry networks and partnerships in critical areas of world mission. We play a unique role in the worldwide Christian movement as one of the few mission service organizations specifically dedicated to empowering ministry collaboration. We act as a catalyst, coach, and consultant – providing advisory services for numerous multi-lateral networks and partnerships of Christian mission organizations. We empower these groups to accomplish together what they could never do alone as they seek to advance the Gospel in every part of the world where Christ is not yet known.
Founded
2004
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Small
We deliver
One Heart World-Wide's mission to decrease maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity in remote, rural areas. We started our work in Tibet in 1998 before working in Mexico, and now we are fully-focused on scaling our successful programs across Nepal. We work in five remote districts of Nepal to deliver access to lifesaving maternal and neonatal healthcare. Through our technical assistance program, we have also helped other organizations develop Maternal and Child Health programs in Mainland China, Liberia, and the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Founded
2004
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Small
Together we can make a difference
Outreach was created in 2004 when the founders, Floyd Hammer and Kathy Hamilton, returned from a trip to Tanzania on a construction mission. During that trip they experienced the death of many children from hunger and related diseases. Outreach provides safe water, food, medical care and education to children and those in need at home and abroad.
Founded
2006
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Tiny
Reaching out to those in need around the world
Baitulmaal strives to aid the sick, aged, and helpless, children, orphans and widows, with plans to improve sanitation and prevent disease, to encourage social and domestic hygiene, and future plans to build, repair, and maintain schools across the globe. Baitulmaal is working very hard to touch the hearts and lives of people through its various programs and unique projects on the ground both here in the states and abroad. Our vision is to see people of all countries, leading healthy and productive lives above poverty level, and to bring a sense of security and hope for all.
Founded
2004
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Medium
Saving the lives of Haiti's malnourished children
Meds & Food for Kids (MFK) is dedicated to saving the lives of Haiti's malnourished children and other nutritionally vulnerable people. We accomplish our mission by developing, producing, and distributing highly nutritious foods, including the gold-standard Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF). We make our food products in Haiti, using Haitian workers and, whenever possible, Haitian raw materials. Haitians call our RUTF 'Medika Mamba' - or 'Peanut Butter Medicine' in Creole.
Founded
2004
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Small
Help our troops help the people
Spirit of America's mission is to support the safety and success of Americans serving abroad and the local people and partners they seek to help. Spirit of America is the only nonprofit organization that directly supports the safety and success of deployed US personnel.Since being founded in 2003, we have provided millions in targeted assistance to help US troops and diplomats assist vulnerable local people in Africa, the Middle East, Central and South Asia and Latin America: Afghanistan, Colombia, Djibouti, Guyana, Honduras, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, the Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Pakistan, Peru, Syria, Tajikistan and Yemen.We've established a groundbreaking model for partnership of a nonprofit organization with the US government. Our support is fast, flexible and decentralized. It makes our troops and diplomats safer and more successful. It helps them improve security and stability, build goodwill, and increase the wellbeing of those most at risk of extremism and conflict.
Founded
2005
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Tiny
Fostering an increased understanding among Americans about Palestine and the Palestinians
The Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU) provides journalists with quick access to information about Palestine and the Palestinians, as well as expert sources, both in the United States and in the Middle East. Both through its website and its staff, the IMEU works with journalists to increase the public's understanding about the socio-economic, political and cultural aspects of Palestine, Palestinians and Palestinian Americans.
Founded
2006
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Medium
Committed to the eradication of extreme poverty, hunger, and preventable disease.
Our mission is to provide the operational platform and resource mobilization for the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) , which empowers communities to lift themselves out of extreme poverty.At Millennium Promise, our vision is the eradication of extreme poverty, hunger, and preventable disease within our lifetime.We believe that extreme poverty can be cut in half by 2015, even in some of the poorest, most remote places in the world. Through the MVP we are showing how, using a holistic, science-based approach to benefit more than 500,000 people across sub-Saharan Africa. The MVP offers an innovative holistic approach to sustainable rural development. As a partnership initiative, the Project is driven by core science and policy leadership of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, alongside Millennium Promise's operational leadership. Millennium Promise operates Millennium Village sites in 10 countries.
Founded
2006
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Tiny
Making Refugee Rights a Reality in Africa, Asia and Latin America
Asylum Access is an innovative international nonprofit dedicated to making refugee rights a reality. Asylum Access empowers refugees in Africa, Asia and Latin America to live safely, work, send children to school and rebuild their lives. Asylum Access envisions a world where refugees are seen as people with rights, not just people with needs. Asylum Access believes that by empowering refugees to assert their human rights, we can create effective, lasting solutions for refugees around the world. By helping refugees assert their rights, we are putting power back into their hands. Our work transforms the traditional approach of endless humanitarian handouts to a sustainable solution that gives refugees the tools to provide for themselves and make choices about their own lives.
Founded
2007
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Small
Building A Brighter Future One Child At A Time
Caring for Cambodia (CFC) believes that when knowledge cannot be handed down, it must be handed out. We work to educate one child at a time today, to make a difference for Cambodia's tomorrow. We create and sustain safe, modern, technologically equipped schools; mentor and professionally train teachers; and fund supplies and other tools needed to teach those who want to learn. CFC provides educational opportunities for Cambodian children so they may reach their highest potential and make valuable contributions to their communities.
Founded
2006
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Giant
Farmers First
One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to grow their way out of hunger and poverty. Instead of giving handouts, we invest in smallholder farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. Through a model of asset-based financing that addresses the full value chain, we provide a complete service bundle of seeds and fertilizer, financing for farm inputs, agricultural training, and market facilitation--and we deliver these services within walking distance of the 400,000 rural farmers we serve in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania.One Acre Fund measures success in our ability to make more farmers more prosperous. We only serve farmers, and we always put Farmers First.
Founded
2007
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Large
Empowering people to improve the health of their families, friends and communities
At Living Goods we empower people to improve the health of their families, friends and communities. Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like' health entrepreneurs who go door to door to teach families how to improve their health and wealth and sell life-changing products such as simple treatments for malaria and diarrhea, safe delivery kits, fortified foods, clean cook stoves, water filters, and solar lights. By combining the best practices from business and public health, we are dramatically lowering child mortality AND creating livelihoods for thousands of enterprising women.
Founded
2006
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Small
Rebuilding safe, resilient schools in areas impacted by natural disasters.
Founded in 2006, Happy Hearts Fund (HHF) rebuilds safe, resilient schools in areas impacted by natural disasters. We work during the gap period when children are forgotten after emergency response is complete, bringing hope and empowerment to generations of children and entire communities.Happy Hearts Fund was created by Petra Nemcová as a response to the devastating effects of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. Globally, HHF is active in 10 countries and has rebuilt 162 schools and kindergartens. Since inception our programs have benefited more than 99,500 children and 613,000 community members.
Founded
2007
Size
Tiny
Reclaiming the world's lost children
Abandoned Children's Fund's purpose is to rescue and restore the individuality and dignity of abandoned children through our hearts, arms and programs. Our households give abandoned children a path forward in their struggle for wholeness. They have food to eat, clean water to drink, a bed to sleep in and responsible adults with heartfelt love for them to grow and develop in. Along with the basic human daily needs of orphans, we work to build a worthwhile tomorrow, including the provision of an education, vocational training and mentoring, so that they have meaningful hopes for a brighter future. While these children had been abandoned, they are like any other child in the world. They like to play, enjoy an education and know they have dependable family relationships. They have survived longing for the day when they would have a good family to belong to where love is felt, where there is understanding and where there is the security of daily meals and no more fear and loneliness. Now, because of you, they get to enjoy it.
Founded
2007
Size
Tiny
Engaging corporate leaders in reducing global poverty through strategic, successful business investment.
Founded in 2006, Initiative for Global Development (IGD) works to engage corporate leaders in reducing global poverty through strategic, successful business investment. We bring together an influential network of senior executives from sector-leading companies with the interest and capacity to make strategic investments in high-need, high-potential areas of Africa. Members of our Frontier Leaders network shape global connections and frontier market insights, and promote business-driven development to create economic growth and opportunity.
Founded
2007
Size
Small
Bold. Innovative. Bipartisan.
The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is an independent, bipartisan, nonprofit organization that develops strong, pragmatic, and principled national security and defense policies. CNAS engages policymakers, experts, and the public with innovative, fact-based research, ideas, and analysis to shape and elevate the national security debate. A key part of our mission is to inform and prepare the national security leaders of today and tomorrow.
Founded
2007
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Large
BRAC is a global leader in creating opportunities at scale as a means to end poverty.
BRAC is a development success story, spreading solutions born in Bangladesh to 10 other countries around the world - a global leader in creating opportunity for the world's poor. What started out as a limited relief operation in 1972 in a remote village of Bangladesh has turned into the largest development organization in the world. Organizing the poor using communities' own human and material resources, it catalyses lasting change, creating an ecosystem in which the poor have the chance to seize control of their own lives. We do this with a holistic development approach geared toward inclusion, using tools like microfinance, education, healthcare, legal services, community empowerment and more. Our work now touches the lives of an estimated 126 million people in 11 countries. BRAC USA is a US affiliate created in 2007 to advance and support BRAC's global mission.
Founded
2007
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Small
Compassionate medicine
Operating in Swaziland since 2005 under the direction of Dr. Harry and Echo (PAC) VanderWal, The Luke Commission (TLC) takes free health care and hope to the most isolated and underserved populations, in partnership with the Swazi people and the Ministry of Health. Mobile hospital outreach sites are set up in outermost parts of this small country, whose population is fighting for its very existence. HIV/AIDS has taken the lives of countless Swazis and left one-fifth of the children as orphans. Delaying orphanhood. That has become one of the main aims of The Luke Commission.
Founded
1980
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Medium
Shedding light on the decision-making process of the United States government
The National Security Archive is an independent non-governmental research institute that collects and publishes declassified documents. The Archive also serves as a repository of government records on a wide range of topics pertaining to the national security, foreign, intelligence, and economic policies of the United States. Archive staff members systematically track U.S. government agencies and federal records repositories for documents that either have never been released before, or that help to shed light on the decision-making process of the U.S. government and provide the historical context underlying those decisions.
Founded
1986
Size
Small
Gender Equality, Education, Healthcare, Sanitation & Hygiene
The Share and Care Foundation™, born 1982 in New Jersey, is the brainchild of a small group of Indian-Americans. SCF began with a very simple idea: Convert what is considered "waste" in the Western world into much needed help in the East.The idea became a reality when good quality used clothes and equipment-considered obsolete in the West but a huge leap forward in remote areas of the East-were soon being included in shipments. These supplies dramatically improved the quality of care in charitable hospitals. From its infancy, we realized the benefits of volunteerism. SCF volunteers see ourselves as catalysts, promoting low-cost, high-return programs at the grass-roots level, which have grown exponentially in last several years. We have been successful and instrumental in rebuilding lives in the rural communities of India where the government or the big nonprofits had little success. Our collaborative attitude and deep understanding of the rural issues helped overcome many challenges.
Founded
1984
Size
Medium
Using medicine and science to stop human rights violations
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) uses medicine and science to stop mass atrocities and severe human rights violations against individuals. We use our investigations and expertise to advocate for the:* Prevention of individual or small scale acts of violence from becoming mass atrocities* Protection of internationally-guaranteed rights of individuals and civilian populations* Prosecution of those who violate human rightsPHR was founded in 1986 on the idea that health professionals, with their specialized skills, ethical duties, and credible voices, are uniquely positioned to stop human rights violations. Today, our expertise is sought by the United Nations, international courts, and regional groups like the African Union and the European Union. We are supported by the expertise and passion of health professionals and concerned citizens alike. In 1997, we shared the Nobel Peace Prize for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.
Founded
1994
Size
Giant
Alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world
Established in 1985, the American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is an international development organization motivated by Judaism's imperative to pursue justice. AJWS is dedicated to alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world regardless of race, religion or nationality. Through grants to grassroots organizations, volunteer service, advocacy and education, AJWS fosters civil society, sustainable development and human rights for all people, while promoting the values and responsibilities of global citizenship within the Jewish community.
Founded
1985
Size
Small
Providing financial support to students and faculty of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
The American Pardes Foundation provides financial support to the students and faculty members of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Israel. Founded in 1972, Pardes has a 30-year-long track record of producing caring Jewish laypeople and professionals with deep Jewish knowledge, a passion for Jewish living and openness to all Jews - the kind of Jews who every day become the cornerstones of enduring Jewish community wherever they go. The work of Pardes graduates demonstrates how potent the Pardes recipe is for reinvigorating Jewish life from the ground up. 500 overseas and local residents participate in Pardes learning programs in Jerusalem each year, including over 100 university graduates from the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Latvia, Poland, Ukraine and the UK.
Founded
1987
Size
Tiny
Providing services and resources to communities disadvantaged by decades of apartheid policies
The South Africa Development Fund (SADF), formerly known as Fund for a Free South Africa, was established in 1985 by a group of South Africans living in exile in the United States. SADF provides grants to community-based organizations committed to non-sexist, non-racial, democratic practices and which address human rights through health, education, economic development, environmental justice and democracy-building. SADF seeks to use philanthropy to promote grassroots activism aimed at providing services and resources to communities disadvantaged by decades of apartheid policies. SADF has used its grantmaking to focus on the needs of the most disadvantaged sectors of South Africa: women, children, rural people, unemployed, residents of informal settlements, elderly and disabled.
Founded
1987
Size
Small
"What you receive for free, you must give for free." -Mathew 10:8
The Haitian Project, founded in the early 1980's, is a Catholic Mission which supports and operates Louverture Cleary School (LCS), a tuition-free, Catholic, co-educational secondary boarding school in Haiti. The Haitian Project through Louverture Cleary School, educates and nurtures academically talented and motivated students from Haitian families who cannot afford the cost of their children's education in order to maximize their potential and enable them to work toward building a Haiti where justice and peace thrive.
Founded
1988
Size
Tiny
Creating sustainable businesses. Transforming lives.
Our mission end extreme poverty in rural Africa through entrepreneurship and innovation.The Village Enterprise one-year Graduation program provides groups of three entrepreneurs with seed capital ($150), training and on-going mentoring by a local business mentor. We organize the business groups into Business Savings Groups (BSGs) of 30 entrepreneurs (10 business groups) to allow access to growth capital, provide a safe place for savings and build social capital. Integrated conservation training ensures that new business activities promote environmental best practices. Examples of businesses include livestock, farming, small retail stores and restaurants, tailoring, and beekeeping.Village Enterprise has started over 33,000 businesses and trained over 136,000 East Africans. As we scale up and move into new communities, we're designing and testing pilots to improve our impact and efficiency.Village Enterprise is headquartered in San Carlos, CA, and operates in Kenya and Uganda.
Founded
1990
Size
Tiny
The World's First Organization to Fight Human Trafficking Internationally
Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) works to end human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of women and children worldwide. CATW is the world's first organization to fight human trafficking internationally and is the world's leading abolitionist organization. A unique strength of CATW is that we engage in advocacy, education, victim services and prevention programs for victims of trafficking and prostitution in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and North America, including in the United States. Since 1988, CATW has provided widely recognized leadership in promoting legislative, policy and educational measures to raise awareness about the root causes of human trafficking.
Founded
1991
Size
Giant
Supporting Yemin Orde Wingate Youth Village for disadvantaged youth in Israel
Friends of Yemin Orde (FYO) supports the programs and activities of Yemin Orde Wingate Youth Village and Yemin Orde Educational Initiatives in Israel. Yemin Orde is home to more than 500 immigrant, disadvantaged and at-risk children and youth from 20 countries around the world. Located just south of Haifa in the Carmel Mountains, Yemin Orde is both a home and school environment. Programs and activities supported by FYO not only benefit the children of Yemin Orde but also graduates dispersed throughout Israel, and many disenfranchised groups for whom Yemin Orde provides outreach programming.Yemin Orde Educational Initiatives extends the Yemin Orde philosophy and proven methodologies to other educational entities in Israel. Through this program, we are "educating educators" to implement the Village Way in educational communities around Israel. This comprehensive methodology is reenergizing veteran educators and providing younger educators with novel ideas and a consistent methodology.
Founded
1992
Size
Large
Breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education.
At home or abroad, buildOn's mission is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. Across the U.S., buildOn empowers urban youth to transform their neighborhoods through intensive community service and to change the world by building schools in some of the economically poorest countries in the world. In the U.S., buildOn runs service learning programs in some of the lowest performing urban high schools in the Bay Area, Boston, Bridgeport CT, Chicago, Detroit and New York City. Globally, buildOn is breaking ground every two days on new schools in developing countries, including Burkina Faso, Haiti, Malawi, Mali, Nepal, Nicaragua and Senegal. Since 1991, buildOn has empowered more than 1.8 million hours of youth service in the U.S. and has constructed 1,055 schools worldwide, with more than 137,000 children and adults attending these schools every day.
Founded
1995
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Medium
Not to feed or to clothe, but to help in the production of food and clothing
Incorporated in 1994, CIS Development Foundation (CISDF) is dedicated to assisting in the revival of Russia's (and other Republics of the former Soviet Union) economy and cultural heritage for the mutual benefit of America and Russia by sending non-monetary aid. The goal of CISDF is to assist in the economic development of the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) by donating humanitarian and technical aid, such as medical supplies and tools, pharmaceutical supplies and provisions, food, clothes, office equipment, and food processing machinery. During 2007-2008 fiscal year, we have shipped humanitarian and technical assistance in amount more than 40 million dollars to needy organizations.
Founded
2001
Size
Tiny
Providing basic shelter, food, medical care, religious and educational instruction to the underprivileged in Haiti
Free The Kids provides basic shelter, food, medical care, religious and educational instruction to the underprivileged in Haiti. Today, our primary residence is Hope Village or in Creole, Vilaj Espwa. Hope Village encompasses over 100 acres of land. At Hope Village we have planted a farm, built dormitories and schools and begun vocational training to teach the children viable trades to secure their future. We have over 550 children living at Hope Village and hundreds more coming to our schools each day from poor neighboring communities.
Founded
2003
Size
Small
Securing the Jewish Future for Generations.
Since 1929, The Jewish Agency for Israel has been working to secure a vibrant Jewish future. We were instrumental in founding and building the State of Israel and continue to serve as the main link between the Jewish state and Jewish communities everywhere. This global partnership has enabled us to address the Jewish People's greatest challenges in every generation. Today, we connect the global Jewish family, bringing Jews to Israel, and Israel to Jews, by providing meaningful Israel engagement and facilitating Aliyah. We build a better society in Israel - and beyond - energizing young Israelis and their worldwide peers to rediscover a collective sense of Jewish purpose. The Jewish Agency continues to be the Jewish world's first responder, prepared to address emergencies in Israel, and to rescue Jews from countries where they are at risk.
Founded
1955
Size
Giant
A global leadership network based on trust and shared experience
Eisenhower Fellowships engages emerging leaders from around the world to enhance their professional capabilities, broaden their contacts, deepen their perspectives, and unite them in a diverse, global community--a network where dialogue, understanding, and collaboration lead to a more prosperous, just, and peaceful world. Founded in 1953, Eisenhower Fellowships brings two groups of approximately 25 outstanding mid-career Fellows (aged 32-45) drawn from 49 different countries to the U.S. annually for an intensive, individually designed program in the fellows professional field. Fellows are identified by high-level in-country nominating committees and selected by a committee at Eisenhower Fellowships headquarters in Philadelphia.
Founded
1964
Size
Small
Opening doors to the world
Established in 1964, Pearl S. Buck International (PSBI) has three distinct functions that operate as one with the common mission of continuing the legacy and dreams of Pearl S. Buck - her commitment to improving the quality of life and expanding opportunities for children and promoting an understanding of the values and attributes of other cultures, the injustice of prejudice, and the need for humanitarianism throughout the world. Our programs include the Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site, which preserves and interprets Pearl S. Bucks' National Historic Landmark Home, the Welcome House, which provides children throughout the world the opportunity to grow in a loving permanent family, and Opportunity House, which develops and delivers resources and standards of excellence to affiliates and partner agencies throughout the world.
Founded
1970
Size
Tiny
"A nation must think before it acts." - Robert Strausz-Hupé
Founded in 1955, Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) is devoted to bringing the insights of scholarship to bear on the development of policies that advance U.S. national interests. We add perspective to events by fitting them into the larger historical and cultural context of international politics. We conduct research on pressing issues - the war on terrorism, developments in the Middle East, nuclear proliferation in South Asia, relations with China, Russia, and Japan - and long-term questions, such as the roles of religion and ethnicity in international politics, or the nature of Western identity and its implications for the U.S. and the Atlantic Alliance. Through our quarterly journal, Orbis, and the Wachman Center for International and Civic Literacy, we educate the public and in this way, we serve the community and the nation, the policymakers and the educators.
Founded
1989
Size
Medium
Building a more compassionate and human world for the poor in Haiti
With roots dating back to 1985, Hands Together is devoted to educating, inspiring and encouraging people to understand and respond to the needs of people, especially the poor and disadvantaged. Hands Together carries out its mission through programs designed to bring dignity to the poor--primarily in Haiti. By establishing schools, orphanages, nutrition and feeding programs, medical clinics, sustainable-development projects, and by establishing partnerships with local leaders and communities, Hands Together is building a better world for thousands of suffering people in Haiti. Hands Together volunteers bring needed skills to many of our educational, health and sustainable-development projects.
Founded
1993
Size
Tiny
Helping People Build Movements for Liberation in Haiti.
Helping People Build Movements for Liberation in HaitiTo do this Beyond Borders:- Strengthens grassroots organizations- Trains educators and community activists- Develops pedagogical tools and curriculum- Engages the Haitian government and civic leaders- Facilitates cross-cultural collaboration
Founded
1997
Size
Small
Creating a better world
Founded in 1994, SMVA Trust (Sri Matrudevi Viswashanti Ashram Trust) is an organization which creates a better world through programs that reduce poverty, provide food, provide clean drinking water, housing, clothing, medical treatment, education, humanitarian assistance, and environmental stewardship. SMVA Trust promotes world peace through interfaith dialogue and cooperation.
Founded
1997
Size
Large
Alleviating physical and spiritual poverty through microenterprise development
Founded in 1997, HOPE International (HOPE) is a Christian faith-based non-profit organization focused on alleviating physical and spiritual poverty through microenterprise development. HOPE believes that microfinance can be a powerful force in changing the world for the better and that loving people as Christ loved others means caring for both physical and spiritual needs. HOPE practices a holistic approach to poverty alleviation. Microcredit and basic business training enable individuals to build businesses and break free from physical poverty. Clients find that their increased income enables them to provide more nutritious and regular meals as well as improved housing and education for their children.
Founded
1964
Size
Large
Stand with the Vulnerable
In the aftermath of WWII, World Relief (as originated within the National Association of Evangelicals) began serving those displaced by war and violence. Our expertise gained in over 70 years of aid and development work gives us the ability to not only meet the immediate needs of the vulnerable, but implement programs that lead to sustainable growth and development, transforming once vulnerable regions into thriving communities. With initiatives that focus on disaster response, health and child development, refugee and immigration services, economic development and peacebuilding, we work holistically with the local church to stand for the sick, the widowed, the orphaned, the alienated, the displaced, the devastated, the marginalized and the disenfranchised.
Founded
1970
Size
Tiny
The medical and public health voice
Founded in 1961, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) works to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival. PSR is the medical and public health voice for policies to prevent nuclear war and proliferation and to slow, stop and reverse global warming and toxic degradation of the environment. PSR's 50,000 members and e-activists, 31 PSR chapters, over 60 Student PSR chapters at medical and public health schools, along with national and chapter board members and staff, form a unique nationwide network committed to a safe and healthy world.
Founded
1988
Size
Giant
The power of people against poverty
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. With 70 years of experience in more than 90 countries, Oxfam takes on the big issues that keep people poor: inequality, discrimination, and unequal access to resources including food, water, and land. We help people save lives in disasters, build stronger futures for themselves, and hold the powerful accountable. Join us.www.oxfamamerica.org.
Founded
1970
Size
Medium
Bringing Hope. Providing Health. Transforming Communities.
Since 1970, Esperança has been providing health and hope for the world's poor through health and development projects and a volunteer surgical program in more than fourteen countries around the world, including the United States. Our mission is to improve health and provide hope for families in the poorest communities of the world through sustainable disease prevention, education and treatment. Each project is unique to the needs of that community, and we partner with local trusted agencies and community leaders at each project site to ensure that programs are culturally appropriate and build capacity. Esperança provides long-term solutions that promote sustainability and empowerment of the entire community.
Founded
1971
Size
Small
Ministering to the needs of the most vulnerable and socially deprived children, elderly, and families
Armenian Relief and Development Association (ARDA) was established in 1970 and is a non-denominational Christian humanitarian relief and development organization based in Pasadena, California, with offices in Yerevan and Gyumri, Armenia. ARDA ministers to the needs of the most vulnerable and socially deprived children, elderly, and families who lack support structures to sustain their basic human and spiritual needs.
Founded
1971
Size
Small
Improving lives, building futures
Founded in 1970, Africare, a leader among organizations assisting Africa, has more projects on the continent than any other U.S.-based charity. Africare works to improve the quality of life for the people of Africa. Our programs address needs in four principal areas: health and HIV/AIDS, food security and agriculture, water and sanitation, and emergency and humanitarian assistance. Africare places communities at the center of development in the belief that only through strong communities can Africa feed itself, develop and manage its natural resources, provide adequate education and vocational training, address people's needs for health care and disease prevention, achieve economic well-being and live in peace. Since its founding, Africare has delivered well over $800 million in assistance - over 2,500 projects - to 36 countries Africa-wide.
Founded
1972
Size
Medium
Educating the public and policymakers on global security challenges at the intersection of science and technology.
The Federation of American Scientists promotes a safer and more secure world by developing and advancing solutions to important science and technology security policy problems by educating the public and policy makers, and promoting transparency, through research and analysis to maximize impact on policy. FAS was founded in 1945 by scientists who worked on the Manhattan Project. These scientists recognized that science had become central to many key public policy questions. FAS works to provide science-based analysis of and solutions to protect against catastrophic threats to national and international security such as: reducing the spread and number of nuclear weapons, preventing nuclear and radiological terrorism, promoting high standards for nuclear energy's safety and security, and tracking the global illicit trade of conventional, nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. FAS also pushes to make our government more transparent and promotes new mechanisms for curbing secrecy.
Founded
1973
Size
Tiny
Building friendship based on common values
The America-Israel Friendship League (AIFL) is a non-sectarian, non-political organization strengthening ties between the people of the United States and Israel; bridging distances to reveal the beauty, the humanity, and the modern democratic values that define both nations. With a special grassroots focus AIFL brings Americans of all creeds and ethnicities to Israel, and Israelis (Jews, Christians and Muslims) to the United States. Our unique Leadership Missions and Global Education programs go beyond the headlines, revealing the human face and the heart of Israel and Her people. The AIFL experience fosters personal connections for which no words or political actions alone can substitute.
Founded
1973
Size
Small
Supporting medical mission points
IHCF (International Health Care Foundation) African Christian Hospitals exists to support medical mission points which we are involved with on an ongoing basis and to begin new mission points when opportunities are right. We are currently involved in five medical works in West Africa. We operate a clinic and two hospitals in Nigeria. In Ghana, we work with two clinics, one in the northern part of the country and one in the south. IHCF African Christian Hospitals also hosts a medical missions seminar each January in Dallas. This is the largest and oldest medical missions conference in the Church of Christ fellowship. Many organizations, ministries, and individuals working around the globe attend to share ideas, information and fellowship.
Founded
1973
Size
Tiny
Grow a Global Heart
Concern America is a globally focused organization that provides long-term solutions to support economically impoverished communities throughout the world. Concern America trains and accompanies community members in health, sanitation, education, income-generation, etc., so the villagers themselves become the health care providers, water system builders, educators, and cooperative business members. This approach maximizes local resources, saves and sustains lives, and builds community and civil society in remote, war-torn regions that lack these services. Since its establishment in 1972, Concern America has worked in fifteen countries on four continents, making a measurable difference in the lives of over two million people in thousands of communities.
Founded
1973
Size
Giant
Saving sight worldwide
ORBIS is a global development organization whose mission is to eliminate avoidable blindness in developing countries. We do this by strengthening the capacity of our local eye health partners to prevent and treat avoidable blindness. Through capacity building, our partners gain self-sufficiency in providing quality eye care, and residents enjoy quality treatment that is affordable, accessible and sustainable. As part of ORBIS's broad-based capacity building program, our organization works with carefully selected local partners on projects typically lasting at least three years. ORBIS has approximately 100 active partners. These include hospitals, health centers, universities and training centers, local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), eye banks and government health departments.
Founded
1973
Size
Medium
Providing access to life-changing reconstructive surgical care that is safe and timely.
ReSurge at a glance: For nearly fifty years, ReSurge has focused on providing people in developing countries with access to life-changing reconstructive surgical care that is safe, timely and affordable. We train the next generation of reconstructive surgeons in Africa, Latin America and Asia; work with them to create a sustainable business model; and together, we provide high quality reconstructive surgical care to people living in poverty and in remote areas. As a result of our work , our patients' lives are transformed-they are able to more fully participate in their communities, attend school, and provide for their families.
Founded
1974
Size
Medium
Offering help and hope to a hurting world
Established in 1973, International Disaster Emergency Service (IDES) brings glory to God by offering help and hope to our hurting world.I.D.E.S. seeks to meet the physical and spiritual needs of suffering people throughout the world in the name of Jesus.We work in partnership with Christian Churches / Churches of Christ in the U.S. and their missionaries overseas.Our projects fall into one of five "Focus Areas": Disaster assistance, Hunger relief, Medical care, Development, and Evangelism. Nearly all our projects touch on the priority of caring for the poor, the sick, the hungry and the homeless (see Matthew 25:31ff) . This is at the center of our mission and purpose.
Founded
1974
Size
Tiny
Vision for a sustainable world
The Worldwatch Institute is an independent research organization recognized by opinion leaders around the world for its accessible, fact-based analysis of critical global issues. Its mission is to generate and promote insights and ideas that empower decision makers to build an ecologically sustainable society that meets human needs. Worldwatch has catalyzed effective environmental decision making since 1974. The Institute's interdisciplinary research is based on the best available science and focuses on the challenges that climate change, resource degradation, and population growth pose for meeting human needs in the 21st century. Worldwatch seeks innovative solutions to intractable problems-emphasizing a blend of government leadership, private sector enterprise, and citizen action that can make a sustainable future a reality.
Founded
1974
Size
Tiny
Supporting nonviolence and social justice since 1974
Created in 1974, the A.J. Muste Memorial Institute raises funds to support activist projects through grants and sponsorships. In 1981 the Institute launched its Essay Series on Nonviolence with a pamphlet featuring the speeches and letters of Martin Luther King, Jr. Since then, the Institute has distributed thousands of pamphlets, and has provided grants and sponsorships to hundreds of grassroots projects around the world working to: end war and expose the military-industrial complex; oppose nuclear power and halt environmental racism; stop the death penalty and curb the prison industry; defend labor rights and build economic justice; fight for racial and sexual equality, and for immigrant rights; and promote the use of nonviolent action.
Founded
1975
Size
Tiny
Recognizes, promotes, honors and supports its outstanding partner museums in Israel.
The American Friends of Museums in Israelrecognizes, promotes, and honors its outstanding partner museums in Israel by providing exhibition, program, project and financial support through the generosity of its donors. In addition, American Friends of Museums in Israel offers heightened visibility for its partner museums at special events in New York and Chicago and in promotional materials. Our partner museums in Israel are the Design Museum Holon; Haifa Museums that include the Haifa City Museum, Haifa Museum of Art, Hermann Struck Museum, Mané-Katz Museum, the National Maritime Museum and the Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art; and the Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem.
Founded
1995
Size
Medium
Promoting American interests in the Middle East
Founded in 1990, the Middle East Forum (MEF) is a think tank that seeks to define and promote American interests in the Middle East. It defines U.S. interests to include fighting radical Islam, whether terroristic or lawful; working for Palestinian acceptance of Israel; improving the management of U.S. democracy efforts; reducing energy dependence on the Middle East; more robustly asserting U.S. interests vis-à-vis Saudi Arabia; and countering the Iranian threat. The Forum also works to improve Middle East studies in North America. MEF sees the region, with its profusion of dictatorships, radical ideologies, existential conflicts, border disagreements, political violence, and weapons of mass destruction as a major source of problems for the United States. Accordingly, it urges active measures to protect Americans and their allies.
Founded
1958
Size
Large
Operating Hôpital Albert Schweitzer
The Grant Foundation's purpose is to operate Hôpital Albert Schweitzer (HAS) in Haiti. The inspiration to establish Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti came to Larimer and Gwen Mellon through a 1947 Life Magazine article about Dr. Albert Schweitzer. Construction of the hospital began in 1954, and it was opened in 1956. The mission of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer is to collaborate with the people of the Artibonite Valley as they strive to improve their health and quality of life. HAS provides medical care and community health and development programs for more than 350,000 impoverished people in the Artibonite Valley of central Haiti.
Founded
1992
Size
Large
Faith in Action
International Orthodox Christian Charities, Inc. (IOCC) was established in 1992 as the official humanitarian relief agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of he United States of America. The mission of IOCC is to offer emergency relief and development programs to those in need worldwide, without discrimination, and strengthen the capacity of the Orthodox Church to so respond. In seeking to provide assistance to the poor, either in response to emergencies or long term socio-economic development needs, IOCC's fundamental policy is to develop a sustainable indigenous capacity to carry out such programs. All programs are guided by the two goals of program integrity and the highest standards of stewardship to donors.
Founded
1995
Size
Large
Develop Support for Modern Economics
The focus of the CERGE-EI Foundation is to develop support in the United States and Canada for modern economics and other social science education in the transition and emerging economies. . It does so by providing research grants, teaching fellowships and scholarship support, as well as supporting graduate education programs at CERGE-EI and similar institutions. We promote economics education and research in the post-communist countries of central and eastern Europe including the former Soviet Union
Founded
2004
Size
Tiny
Making a real difference for people in need in Colombia.
Give To Colombia (G2C) aims to create, promote and facilitate alliances between international donors and Colombian grassroots organizations. We advise donors in how to channel grants, talents and technologies to achieve scalable, sustainable and high impact projects. We deliver world-class expertise in project identification, monitoring, advising services, and transparent grant management for achieving maximum impact on every dollar channeled to Colombian philanthropic activities. Our work helps to optimize the social impact of private and institutional donors.
Founded
2008
Size
Tiny
Repairing the world
The Good People Fund, inspired by the Jewish concept of tikkun olam (repairing the world), responds to significant problems such as poverty, disability, trauma and social isolation, primarily in the United States and Israel. We provide financial support, guidance and mentoring to charitable activities of modest proportions that are undertaken by Good People acting singly or in small groups. Target endeavors are those that, by their personal scale and often-unusual nature, might otherwise find it difficult to attract sufficient support. We serve as a means for donors to reach many groups and individual needs and act as an instigator of good, inspiring people to do tikkun olam and tzedakah (to do the right thing by giving) responsibly and regularly.
Founded
2008
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Giant
Bringing hope and healing
Mercy Ships is a global charity that has operated hospital ships in developing nations since 1978. Mercy Ships brings hope and healing to the forgotten poor by mobilizing people and resources worldwide, and serving all people without regard for race, gender, or religion. Mercy Ships programs promote health and well-being by serving the urgent surgical needs of the forgotten poor and empowering developing communities. Since its founding, Mercy Ships has performed more than 1.7 million services valued at over $670 million and impacting more than 1.9 million people as direct beneficiaries.
Founded
2003
Size
Small
It's time to say what needs to be said
OneVoice Movement, conceived in 2002 and guided by The PeaceWorks Foundation, is an international grassroots movement that amplifies the voice of mainstream Israelis and Palestinians, empowering them to propel their elected representatives toward the two-state solution. The Movement works to forge consensus for conflict resolution and build a human infrastructure capable of mobilizing the people towards a negotiated, comprehensive and permanent agreement between Israel and Palestine. OneVoice Movement provides educational instruction on conflict resolution in communities worldwide to promote peace and condemn violence, with emphasis on cross-cultural understanding through interactive communication.
Founded
2003
Size
Large
Connecting donors with community-based projects that need support
Founded in 2003, GlobalGiving works to build an efficient, open, thriving marketplace that connects people who have community and world-changing ideas with people who can support them. Our vision is to unleash the potential of people around the world to make positive change happen. GlobalGiving is an online marketplace that connects you to the causes and countries you care about. You select the projects you want to support, make a contribution, and get regular progress updates - so you can see your impact.
Founded
2003
Size
Medium
The leading charity for clean, safe water and sanitation in Africa, Asia and Central America
WaterAid America transforms lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world's poorest communities. We work with partners and influence decision-makers to maximize our impact. WaterAid enables the world's poorest people to gain access to safe water and sanitation. Together with improved hygiene, these basic human rights underpin health, education and livelihoods, forming the first essential step in overcoming poverty. We work with local partners, who understand local issues, and provide them with the skills and support to help communities set up and manage practical and sustainable projects that meet their real needs. We also work locally and internationally to change policy and practice and ensure that water, hygiene and sanitation's vital role in reducing poverty is recognized.
Founded
1985
Size
Large
Dedicated to rescuing kids around the world
Kids Alive International is a Christian faith mission dedicated to rescuing orphans and vulnerable children - meeting their spiritual, physical, educational, and emotional needs - raising them to be contributing members of their society and witnesses to their family and community. Founded in 1916, Kids Alive International began providing homes for homeless children. Since that time, Kids Alive has expanded to include not only children's homes but also care centers and schools. These programs provide orphans and abandoned children with an education, clothing, food, medical care (in some cases), and most importantly, the love of Christ.
Founded
1989
Size
Tiny
To see lives transformed by the truth and power of Jesus Christ
Founded in 1986, FOCAS, or the Foundation of Compassionate American Samaritans, is a Christian organization which helps the desperately poor in remote areas of the nation of Haiti, with basic needs including elementary education, food, and medical attention. All of this has been accomplished with the assistance of child sponsors. Approximately 100 elementary children are supported in three rural schools: Mont Mare Roseaux, Francois, and Duplan II. Support is also provided for 30 students at the Callebasse Vocational School. Since the mid 80's, mission trips to Haiti have also been conducted each year. Countless trips have been made emphasizing medical attention, construction, and many forms of evangelism.
Founded
1992
Size
Giant
Caring for a needy world with the things we throw away
Matthew 25 Ministries (M25M) is an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization helping the poorest of the poor locally, nationally and internationally regardless of race, creed or political persuasion. By rescuing and reusing products from major corporations, manufacturers, hospitals and individuals, Matthew 25: Ministries provides basic necessities, skill development and disaster relief across the US and worldwide. Since its founding in 1991, M25M has shipped more than 170,000,000 pounds of aid across the US and into more than 60 countries worldwide.
Founded
1997
Size
Large
Encouraging students to pursue their personal dreams
The American Friends of I.D.C. is the US fundraising arm of the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel. The IDC aims to train the future leaders of the State of Israel, to nurture a financial, political, technological, and legal leadership of the highest caliber. The Interdisciplinary Center's innovative approach is considerably different from that of other academic institutions in Israel in that it involves integrating disciplines and great responsibility to society. IDC enrolls 3.600 graduate and undergraduate students with the goal of promoting leadership development, revolutionizing education, setting Israel's national agenda, reinventing Israeli government, and providing students with social mobility.
Founded
1998
Size
Large
Providing charitable funding support for education, scientific research, community leadership, and sustainable technologies
The Cape Eleuthera Foundation provides financial assistance for the furtherance of education at the Island School in Cape Eleuthera, Bahamas. The programs supported by the Cape Eleuthera Foundation continue to provide transformational life-changing educational experiences. The foundation invests in future leaders through support of programming to help them realize their own potential, to gain perspective on cultures different than their own, and by creating a broader community that is supportive of that leadership development. As a natural outgrowth of this process, whereby students are learning to live on a green campus powered by renewable energy and that recycles its waste, and whereby students from Eleuthera are realizing opportunities on-and-off island as part of their middle school training, and whereby ongoing science research is attracting expertise, generating knowledge, and informing local decision-makers we have been recognized as a model for sustainable development.
Founded
1998
Size
Small
Promoting US-Cuba health collaboration
Founded in 1997, MEDICC is a nonprofit organization that has worked to promote US-Cuba health collaboration and highlight Cuba's public health contributions to global health equity and universal health. MEDICC facilitates mutual learning opportunities in several ways: its documentary film ¡Salud!; the open-access, MEDLINE-indexed English journal, MEDICC Review, that publishes research by Cuban and other scholars from the Global South whose work addresses health equity; insightful trips to Cuba for US health policymakers, educators and practitioners; Community Partners for Health Equity, a national network of US communities whose leaders have been inspired to innovate for better health, thanks to their MEDICC-organized experiences in Cuba; and by serving as an institutional bridge-builder between US, Cuban and global health institutions and organizations.
Founded
1999
Size
Large
Relief for human need worldwide
Orphan Grain Train (OGT) is a Christian volunteer network that shares personal and material resources with needy people in America and around the world. Grain Train volunteers gather donations of clothing, medical supplies, food, Christian literature, and other aid to meet real needs. Since 1992, Orphan Grain Train's 23 regional divisions have delivered nearly 35 million pounds of humanitarian aid to needy people in 64 countries and in 25 states for victims of natural disasters. Grain Train's regional divisions collect, pack and ship more than 125 semi-loads of donated clothing, relief supplies and humanitarian aid each year. Many shipments have been in cooperation with Lutheran Hour Ministries, LCMS World Mission, LCMS World Relief, and other Christian ministries.
Founded
2001
Size
Tiny
Investing in Africa's servant leaders
African Leadership works where trauma and poverty intersect. We build resilience in trauma survivors, local resourcefulness to start a journey out of poverty, and Biblical foundations for a culture built on respect for others.
Founded
2004
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Small
Using new media and communication technologies to promote understanding and empathy within and between global communities of young adults
At Soliya, our mission is to empower young adults to establish more cooperative and compassionate relations between their societies by combining the power of dialogue with the reach of new media technologies. We believe that best-practices in dialogue from the field of conflict resolution present models that can and should be applied through these new tools to ensure interactions are constructive and promote deeper understanding and empathy. In doing that, we focus our efforts on young adults, particularly those who are in higher education or active in civil society, because we believe that they are not only the leaders of tomorrow but also the change-makers of today. Youth have consistently been the driving force behind major social change movements, and that is only more true in this era of new media technologies, which they are always the first to master.
Founded
2004
Size
Tiny
Empowering people with sustainable access to clean water
Founded in 2004, Water for Good is a faith-based non-profit organization based in Indiana, USA. We are committed to improving lives and demonstrating God's love to people through reliable clean water access in one of the world's most neglected countries, the Central African Republic (CAR).Water for Good works collaboratively, in long-term partnership, with communities, empowering people with sustainable access to clean water and transformational sanitation principles. Water for Good accomplishes all projects with trained Central African staff. We are committed to making a lasting impact in the Central African Republic and one way we accomplish this is to hire, train, and learn from a local Central African staff. Their leadership and commitment to this work ensures that it will be sustainable. Water for Good is committed to working at the local, community level. We continually meet with the villages and work with them to plan ways to improve their lives.
Founded
1993
Size
Small
Bringing literacy, education, and opportunity to impoverished children
Child Aid's mission is to create opportunity for Latin America's rural and indigenous poor through childhood literacy and education programs. We conduct reading programs in partnership with over 52 communities in Guatemala and put books into the hands of thousands of children. We provide critical training to teachers and librarians and offer scholarships to impoverished students. Child Aid's literacy work provides the means for children to break out of poverty and build better lives for themselves and their families.
Founded
1994
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Small
Providing medical and non-medical assistance to the victims of disaster
International Relief Teams (IRT) alleviates human suffering by providing health services and humanitarian assistance to victims of disaster, neglect, and profound poverty worldwide. Since 1988, IRT has provided $6.5 million in volunteer services and $308 million in medicines and supplies to families in desperate need in 68 countries worldwide. IRT focuses on two core activities: 1) disaster relief and 2) building healthy communities. During disasters, IRT chooses appropriate responses to leverage donor resources to their highest effectiveness, including deploying medical and reconstruction teams, providing relief supplies, or financing the restoration of livelihoods and infrastructure. IRT builds healthy communities by providing a) medical training to save babies' lives, b) surgeries for the forgotten poor, c) eye glasses to improve sight, d) medicines for rural hospitals and clinics, e) nutrition and education support for abused, abandoned and homeless children.
Founded
1995
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Small
Confidence to fly and a safe place to land
Children's HopeChest is a global leader and innovator in orphan care ministry. Since 1994, our programs have helped bring children out of the isolation of orphan hood and into the joy and warmth of family programs. Growing out of a Bible distribution to Russian orphanages, Children's HopeChest now reaches thousands of orphans through our orphanage sponsorship program and other follow-up outreaches. Each of our programs attempts to restore wholeness to the brokenness that is orphan hood. We believe orphans have the greatest chances for success when they are surrounded by loving role models who remind them of their great worth and value in the eyes of God.
Founded
1995
Size
Tiny
Transforming the lives of Brazil's street kids
Founded in 1991, Hope Unlimited for Children transforms the lives of children at mortal risk, providing them and their future generations a productive future and eternal hope. We minister to the physical, educational, and spiritual needs of Brazil's street children. Hope Unlimited helps these children to experience personal transformation while being equipped to live successful, productive lives as adult members of society. Hope's comprehensive Christ-centered model is long-term, residential, educational and community-based. In order to impact the lives of tens of thousands of street children, we are developing the Hope Institute to train local organizations to serve more effectively and expand their reach.
Founded
1992
Size
Small
Building hope for boys without families and families without homes
Since 1988, Project Mexico has been involving young people in the alleviation of suffering by building homes for Mexico's poor. In 1996 our outreach expanded through the opening of St. Innocent Orthodox Orphanage in Tijuana which provides a home for teenaged boys who live on the streets or who have been put out of other orphanages and would otherwise be left to fend for themselves. St. Innocent Orphanage is the only facility dedicated to teenaged boys in Tijuana and one of only four in the entire country of Mexico. We now stand at well over one hundred homes built and blessed. Over 6,900 volunteers from forty-three of fifty states and eleven foreign countries have come to give of themselves and have been blessed in return.
Founded
1996
Size
Medium
Safeguarding the Christian presence in the Holy Land
Founded in 1994, the Franciscan Foundation For The Holy Land (FFHL) is a worldwide ecumenical organization, based in the USA, operating under the auspices of the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land. The principal purpose of the FFHL is to help stem the Christian exodus from the Holy Land by providing programs and projects that will serve as incentives for the Christians to remain as well as safeguarding the basic human rights of the Christian Palestinian minority living in the Holy Land.
Founded
1980
Size
Small
Equipping the next generation of Christ-centered leaders
Mission Possible, in cooperation with Mission Possible Canada, owns and operates nine schools in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. It provides a Christian education, evangelism, feeding programs, and discipleship training. Another focus is leadership development, student leadership training, pastor seminars for pastors and lay people, and teacher seminars for private and public school teachers. Mission possible sends short-term mission teams for construction, medical missions, pastor and teacher training and evangelism.
Founded
1988
Size
Tiny
Reaching out & serving others
ISOH/IMPACT (formerly known as International Services of Hope & Impact With God Crusades) is a community based organization whose mandate is devoted to ensuring a brighter future for children. ISOH/IMPACT was designed to be the focal point of a new and broader framework for community organization and child advocacy. ISOH was founded in 1991 as an international organization dedicated to reaching families living in poverty throughout Haiti and Guatemala with shipments of food and clothing. IMPACT was founded in 1958 to help families in crisis through evangelism, crusades, counseling and community outreach. Since merging in 1998, ISOH/IMPACT has been engaged in community education, advocacy, resource development, and community organizing.
Founded
1993
Size
Small
Transforming the body, mind, and soul of the poor in the Dominican Republic.
Solid Rock International is a Christian non-profit 501(c)3 organization focused on transforming the body, mind, and soul of the poor in the Dominican Republic. When Solid Rock International (formerly Solid Rock Missions) was first beginning as an organization in the early 1990s, the desire was, and still is today, to holistically serve the poor in the Dominican Republic by focusing on all aspects of health. SRI's first missionaries along with other founders professed,"We would like to express our gratitude to our Lord for allowing us to serve through the gifts, skills, and resources He has given us, to the poor of the Dominican Republic, providing health to the sick, bread to the hungry, education to the illiterate, assistance to the needy, and proclamation of the Kingdom of God."SRI acknowledges that there is so much more to wellness than just physical health. We believe we are called by God's Word to care for the poor, and by doing so, are serving God himself.
Founded
1993
Size
Tiny
Bringing Hope to the Forgotten
Founded in 1993, Central American Medical Outreach (CAMO) is today one of the most recognized non-profit health care organizations in the region. It serves over 130,000 people annually with services ranging from breast exams and prosthetics to neo-natal care and eye surgery. CAMO's mission as a humanitarian organization is to improve the quality of life of people in Central America by strengthening health care systems and promoting sustainable community development.
Founded
1965
Size
Giant
Connecting People's Resources with People's Needs
Brother's Brother Foundation (BBF) promotes international health and education through the efficient and effective distribution and provision of donated medical, educational, agricultural, and other resources.Since it began in 1958, BBF has helped people in over 140 countries, working through and in partnership with local agencies that want to help their own people. Together with partners in the United States and other more affluent countries, BBF has provided over $4 billion in goods and services, that includes approximately 103,000 tons of medical supplies, text books, seeds and food that have touched many tens of millions with better health, education, nutrition, material security and hope.
Founded
1999
Size
Giant
Ending hunger, caring for the Earth
Founded in 1944, Heifer Project International is a sustainable development organization that works to end hunger and poverty and protect the earth. Through livestock, training and Passing on the Gift, Heifer has helped 15.5 million families in more than 125 countries improve their quality of life and move toward greater self-reliance. Heifer helps build strong communities because each project participant Passes on the Gift of their animal's first female offspring, training in its care and in sustainable agriculture to another family in need, multiplying the benefit.
Founded
1978
Size
Small
Promoting education, health care, and holistic community development projects
Founded in 1977, Project Mercy is an international emergency relief and community development ministry that promotes education, health care, and other holistic community development projects to create economically independent communities with high ethical and social values. After years of responding to humanitarian crises throughout Africa, Project Mercy seeks to end the cycle of famine and disease through holistic community development initiatives. Our model community is located in Yetebon, Ethiopia. With the support of the local community and our partners, we have created a foundation for self-sufficiency. Our programs include the Medhane-Alem School, the Glenn C. Olsen Hospital, men's and women's skills enhancement, dairy cattle breeding, an agriculture program, and HIV/AIDS orphan care.
Founded
1994
Size
Large
Bringing joy and purpose to orphans
Lifesong for Orphans seeks to mobilize the Church, His body, where each member can provide a unique and special service: some to adopt, some to care, some to give. A struggling business, a simple vow to further God's Kingdom, and many divine encounters. These would be used as catalysts to begin, what is now, Lifesong for Orphans. With a family culture and a heart for the world's fatherless, Lifesong for Orphans offers adoption financial assistance, foster care support, church and ministry partnerships, and international orphan care by serving advocates who help carry out this work of bringing joy and purpose to orphans.
Founded
1996
Size
Small
Opportunity. Dignity. Hope.
World Hope International is a Christian relief and development organization working with vulnerable and exploited communities to alleviate poverty, suffering and injustice.
Founded
1999
Size
Giant
Transforming lives
Founded in 1998, Christel House International works to help children around the world break the cycle of poverty and become self-sufficient, contributing members of their societies. Christel House builds and operates high social-impact learning centers in impoverished neighborhoods, which provide: quality education, nutritious meals, regular health care, life skills training and character development, as well as parent and community outreach. Children are taught the importance of caring, sharing and making a difference. Christel House believes that academic learning must be complemented with character development, a positive self-image and a commitment to caring for others. As a result, the work of Christel House will be multiplied many times over.
Founded
2003
Size
Tiny
Reducing violence, protecting civilians
Nonviolent Peaceforce is a global non-profit organization. We protect civilians in violent conflicts through unarmed strategies. We build peace side by side with local communities. We advocate for the wider adoption of these approaches to safeguard human lives and dignity.
Founded
1966
Size
Tiny
Making a difference in Haiti and the Dominican Republic
International Child Care (ICC) is a Christian health development organization. Operating in Haiti since 1967 and in the Dominican Republic since 1988, ICC is working to change the conditions of poverty that impact health and well-being. ICC works to prevent illness amongst children and their families through immunization, oral rehydration, vitamin A distribution and clean water projects. ICC provides health education, pre- and postnatal care, reproductive health services, growth monitoring and community based rehabilitation for children with disabilities. In addition, ICC offers Tuberculosis and HIV treatment, outpatient medical clinics at Grace Children's Hospital and curative care services through our integrated community health projects.
Founded
1938
Size
Giant
Bringing Chicago's ideas and opinions to the world
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, founded in 1922 as The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, is a leading independent, nonpartisan organization committed to influencing the discourse on global issues through contributions to opinion and policy formation, leadership dialogue, and public learning. The Chicago Council brings the world to Chicago by hosting public programs and private events featuring world leaders and experts with diverse views on a wide range of global topics. Through task forces, conferences, studies, and leadership dialogue, the Council brings Chicago's ideas and opinions to the world.
Founded
1973
Size
Large
Changing hearts in healthcare
Founded in 1931, the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) provides programs and services supporting its mission to change hearts in healthcare with a current membership of more than 15,000. CMDA promotes positions and addresses policies on healthcare issues; conducts overseas medical evangelism projects through its mission arm, Global Health Outreach; coordinates a network of Christian doctors for fellowship and professional growth; sponsors student ministries in medical and dental schools; distributes educational and inspirational resources; hosts marriage and family conferences; provides Third World missionary doctors with continuing education resources; and conducts academic exchange programs overseas.
Founded
1979
Size
Tiny
Happy mothers, breastfed babies
La Leche League International's (LLLI) mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
Founded
1976
Size
Giant
Health and hope for a hurting world
Founded in 1954, MAP International promotes the total health - physical, economic, social, emotional and spiritual health - of impoverished people in over 115 countries through: provision of essential medicines; promotion of community health development and prevention and mitigation of disease, disaster and other health threats. MAP's international programs help eliminate the causes of sickness and disease by providing free medicines, improving water supplies and knowledge about health threats like HIV/AIDS and establishing community directed health education and training. To maximize the number of lives we reach, MAP International works in partnership programs with over 300 organizations, agencies and medical missions around the world.
Founded
1978
Size
Medium
Together we can do more
Christian Blind Mission (CBM) is the largest international development organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities around the world. In 2015, CBM provided life-saving assistance to 39 million people with vision, hearing, or physical disabilities in 63 countries. For more than 100 years, CBM has worked with children and families with disabilities to deliver our holistic approach to care, including prevention, treatment, education, and economic empowerment programs. CBM offers long-term, sustainable solutions versus short-term fixes. We not only empower those with disabilities, but ensure their communities and-most importantly-future generations are able to break the cycle of poverty.
Founded
1986
Size
Tiny
Equipping and assisting Christians and their churches to respond to conflict biblically
Founded in 1982, the mission of Peacemaker Ministries is to equip and assist Christians and their churches to respond to conflict biblically by developing and delivering outstanding, life-changing resources, training, and services to a multitude of receptive churches throughout the world. We prepare church leaders, adults, and children for peacemaking through educational resources, seminars, and training. We also provide conflict coaching, mediation, and arbitration services to resolve church and ministry disputes, lawsuits, family divisions, and business conflicts.
Founded
1979
Size
Giant
Helping refugees take back control of their lives
Founded in 1979, the American Refugee Committee International (ARC) is a humanitarian aid organization that works to help people take back control of their lives. ARC programs serve nearly 2.5 million people each year, providing health care, clean water, sanitation, shelter, gender-based violence prevention services, microenterprise development, disease prevention services, education, legal services, counseling and repatriation assistance. We work in DRC, Rwanda, Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan, Pakistan, Thailand, Myanmar, Somalia, Syria, and Jordan. ARC works with its constituents as partners. Of its 2,000 employees, 95 percent are hired locally.
Founded
1983
Size
Giant
Enabling Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace
The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation funded solely by voluntary contributions from members and friends of Rotary who support its mission to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace. Using Rotary Foundation grants, Rotary's 34,000 clubs across the globe develop and carry out sustainable humanitarian projects and provide scholarships and professional training opportunities that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, sustain mothers and children, improve education, and strengthen local economies. The Foundation is a worldwide leader in the efforts to eradicate polio through its partnership with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. When Rotary launched its PolioPlus program in 1985, more than 350,000 people were afflicted with polio each year, and the disease was endemic in more than 125 countries. Since 1988, Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have immunized over 2.5 billion children, reducing the incidence of polio by 99 percent and eradicating it from all but three countries. Rotary has contributed more than $1 billion and many thousands of hours to eradication effort. The Foundation also funds the training of hundreds of peacemakers through the Rotary Peace Center program, which enables fellows to pursue a master's degree or professional certificate at one of Rotary's partner universities. Through academic training, study, and practice, the fellows become leaders who promote peace and aid conflict resolution in their communities and around the world.
Founded
1986
Size
Small
Informing and educating policy makers and the broader policy community
Founded in 1984, the Jamestown Foundation is an independent, non-partisan research institution dedicated to providing timely information concerning critical political and strategic developments in China, Eurasia and the Greater Middle East. The Foundation informs and educates policy makers and the broader policy community about events and trends in those societies which are strategically or tactically important to the United States and which frequently restrict access to such information. Utilizing indigenous and primary sources, Jamestown's material is delivered without political bias, filter or agenda. It is often the only source of information which should be, but is not always, available through official or intelligence channels, especially in regard to Eurasia and terrorism.
Founded
2009
Size
Small
Proclaiming Christ to our world in both word and deed.
New Life Advance International (NLAI) is dedicated to proclaiming Christ to our world in both word and deed, and glorifying God in all that we do. Through the use of creative new approaches, methodologies, and working as teams, the mission of NLAI is to glorify God through the development of gifted, creative leaders who will make disciples among the nations, will establish ongoing church planting movements, and will work for the relief of human suffering. NLAI is an interdenominational international mission organization that is dedicated to world evangelization by identifying and developing ministry approaches that are relevant to the various social, economic, political and cultural environments of the nations where we work.
Founded
1984
Size
Tiny
Promoting and protecting internationally recognized human rights
The Advocates for Human Rights (formerly Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights) is an organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of internationally recognized human rights. The Advocates provides investigative fact finding, direct legal representation, collaboration for education and training, and a broad distribution of publications. The Advocates has produced more than 81 reports documenting human rights practices in more than 22 countries. Every year, The Advocates educates over 8,000 students and community members on human rights issues, and provides legal representation and assistance to over 1,000 disadvantaged individuals and families.
Founded
1985
Size
Tiny
Partners in development
Founded in 1984, Global Volunteers strives to wage peace throughout the world by helping to establish mutual understanding between people of diverse cultures. Global Volunteers is a NGO (non-governmental organization) in special consultative status with the United Nations. Global Volunteers builds bridges of understanding between people of diverse cultures by involving them in one-on-one service projects. The function of servant-learner volunteers is to serve local people by sharing their talents with them. Projects include tutoring children, teaching conversational English or business skills, renovating and painting community buildings, assisting in health care or with natural resource projects, and nurturing at-risk kids.
Founded
1985
Size
Medium
Restoring the Dignity of the Human Spirit
Founded in 1985, the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) heals the wounds of torture on individuals, their families, and their communities and to stop torture worldwide. We work locally, nationally, and internationally to build healing communities where torture survivors feel welcomed, protected and healed. CVT fulfills this mission by providing services directly to torture survivors; training and providing capacity building support to professionals and organizations who work with torture survivors and refugees; conducting research on the effects of torture and on effective treatment methods to be sure that we are providing the best care we can to our clients; and advocating for public policy initiatives that will help heal survivors and put an end to the practice of torture.
Founded
1987
Size
Medium
Helping the hands that heal
Established in 1987, Global Health Ministries (GHM) continues the healing ministry of Jesus Christ by enhancing health care programs of Lutheran churches in other countries. GHM funds approved health care projects, scholarships, support for charity patients, capital improvements, and development of appropriate technology. In addition, GHM gathers and ships useful donated health care equipment and supplies to various countries; communicates to groups and congregations the opportunities and needs of the church's overseas health care programs; prays for the church's health care missionaries and those they serve; recruits nurses, dentists, doctors, surgeons, and allied workers for overseas service in training and consultation missions; and advises synods and other groups on health care mission issues.
Founded
1992
Size
Small
Transforming lives and build sustainable communities
The Prince of Wales Foundation (U.S.A.) was founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1997. The Foundation seeks to compliment the work of The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation (U.K.), and expand His Royal Highness's outreach to the United States and around the world. Since its inception, The Prince of Wales Foundation has grown to encompass an ever-broadening arena of interests and concerns. Funds raised by the Foundation support grants in the areas of education, arts and cultural programs, sustainable development in urban and rural communities and the environment.
Founded
1993
Size
Tiny
Empowering children and their families in Nicaragua.
Fabretto provides program services to more than 18,000 children and youth in Nicaragua, through seven community education centers and more than 50 rural schools. The organization's mission is to empower underserved children and their families in Nicaragua to reach their full potential, improve their livelihoods, and take advantage of economic opportunity through education and nutrition. Fabretto works in partnership with students, families, and communities to achieve this goal through five strategic program areas: Early and Primary Education Enrichment, Rural Secondary Education, Vocational & Life Skills Education, Food Security & Nutrition and Community Well-being & Development. Inspired by the legacy of Father Rafael Fabretto, the organization envisions a prosperous Nicaragua where all children and youth have meaningful opportunities to grow and learn, in communities that offer access to quality education.
Founded
2003
Size
Small
Haitian baby ministry
God's Littlest Angels is a Haitian orphanage located in the mountains above Petion-Ville, close to the village of Fermathe. The majority of the children brought to the orphanage are between the ages of newborn and 7 years old. We also have older children, sibling groups, and children with special needs waiting for adoptive parents. God's Littlest Angels has ministered to the children of Haiti since 1994 and has been involved in international adoptions since 1997. GLA is involved in several children's ministries in the local community. In the year 2000, GLA implemented a school sponsorship program for children unable to attend school due to the lack of funds. Today, more than 200 children attend school sponsored by people in North America and Europe.
Founded
1998
Size
Small
Helping people help themselves.
The Human Development Foundation of North America (HDF) was formed in 1997 to facilitate a non-political movement for a positive social change and community empowerment through mass literacy, enhanced quality of education, universal primary health care and grassroots economic development. In the past ten years, HDF has worked towards the goals of health and human development in Pakistan. We accomplish this through programs in the areas of community empowerment, education, healthy families, self help infrastructure improvements and economic self-sufficiency. For the past decade, HDF has helped more than 1.5 million of the most underprivileged people in all four provinces of Pakistan.
Founded
1963
Size
Small
Integrated Community Transformation
International Teams is a global non-profit organization fueling a movement to change the future of communities worldwide through integrated community transformation. We bring people together to help the oppressed to see lives and communities transformed by the power of God. With Jesus and with each other, we change the future.
Founded
2004
Size
Medium
Facts for a better future
The Israel Project (TIP) is a one-stop source for detailed and accurate information about Israel and the Middle East. They are a independent, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Washington DC with a second major center in Jerusalem and representatives in Beijing and New Delhi. TIP has been serving media, policymakers and the public since 2002. They provide factual, current and background information, images, maps, audio, video, graphics and direct access to the press, policy-makers and the public. They organize press briefings and speaker tours, conference calls and educational trips.
Founded
1961
Size
Medium
Helping the medically impoverished on a local, national, and international basis
Established in 1953, World Medical Relief (WMR) is a multi-funded charitable organization whose mission is to impact the well-being of the medically impoverished on a local, national, and international basis. WMR achieves this through the collection of financial donations and goods, including medical, dental, and laboratory items, as well as through the purchase and distribution of such commodities. Goods are distributed in a non-discriminatory manner without regard to race, color, gender, religion, nationality or political beliefs. The Durable Medical Equipment provides low-income people with walkers, wheel chairs, commodes, and other medical equipment. Local Shipping provides tri-county area clinics with medical supplies and equipment, and the Medical Supply Program offers basic home health care supplies to individuals for a minimal charge.
Founded
1971
Size
Medium
Spreading the Gospel throughout the world
Maranatha Volunteers International, founded in 1969, is a Christian organization, which organizes and implements the construction of urgently needed buildings all over the world. More than 60,000 people have volunteered for Maranatha projects in 63 countries. The impact of Maranatha's mission is two-fold as we provide desperately needed buildings, but also offer opportunities for ordinary people to make service a part of their lives.
Founded
1979
Size
Medium
Restoring Sight. Restoring Lives.
Seva Foundation was formed in 1978 with a mission to alleviate suffering caused by disease and poverty. Our approach is to build partnerships that respond to locally defined problems with culturally sustainable solutions. Seva currently works to prevent blindness and restore sight in 22 countries in developing nations including Native American projects in the U.S. Our focus is to help people transform their lives by restoring their sight.
Founded
1986
Size
Medium
Reaching the unreached
Organized in 1985, Adventist Frontier Missions (AFM) is a Seventh-day Adventist Christian lay ministry dedicated to establishing church-planting movements among people groups with no Adventist presence. There are over 1.5 billion people who will never hear the gospel unless someone goes and tells them. Jesus Christ called us to go and share the gospel with these unreached people. Our missionaries learn the language and culture and begin raising up a body of believers, committed to spreading the gospel among their people. Our completed projects have a mother church with at least one daughter church and one granddaughter church. These finished projects are strong and growing with church members committed to and trained for outreach.
Founded
1989
Size
Medium
Give a grain of hope
Mercy-USA for Aid and Development is dedicated to alleviating human suffering and supporting individuals and their communities in their efforts to become more self-sufficient. Our philosophy is "Helping People Help Themselves". Incorporated in the State of Michigan in 1988, Mercy-USA's projects focus on improving health, nutrition and access to safe water, as well as promoting economic and educational growth and providing disaster relief around the world.
Founded
1990
Size
Tiny
Hearts. Health. Hands. Hope.
Children's Lifeline provides solid Biblical teaching, food, clothing, medical supplies, facilities for educational assistance for the underprivileged children and their families in underdeveloped areas in HAITI. We have many professionals from a wide range of fields that help demonstrate deep wisdom, trustworthiness, and total unselfish giving of themselves in bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of these lands. Our hope is that the children that are being fed and trained by Children's Lifeline will become the future teachers, preachers and businessmen of Haiti. Lifeline works with a large staff of volunteers from all over the country to make a better life for the people of Haiti.
Founded
1990
Size
Giant
Realizing the power and promise of young people
The International Youth Foundation (IYF) is a global organization uniquely dedicated to preparing young people to be healthy, productive, and engaged citizens. Founded in 1990, IYF's worldwide network of partner organizations has grown to 70 countries, helping young people to shape their futures through proven programs that tie education to work, improve employability, and enable and inspire them to play a positive role in their communities. IYF collaborates with businesses, governments, and civil society organizations to build effective and sustainable programs that positively impact the lives of young people worldwide.
Founded
1992
Size
Tiny
Dedicated to the orphaned and disadvantaged children of Honduras
Founded in 1988, All God's Children (AGC) is dedicated to the orphaned and disadvantaged children of Honduras. The ministry of AGC helped to build and create Hogar de Niños Nazareth, a refuge of care and compassion, where the children were given food, shelter, medical care, spiritual training and love. A sponsorship program was also developed to match caring donors with individual children. Presently, almost 200 children at Hogar depend on the support of this organization. Girls and young boys live together in Hogar's main facility, sharing the chores and learning important job skills such as sewing and woodworking. Boys ages 8-19 reside on a working farm, complete with crops, livestock and a carpentry and welding shop.
Founded
1995
Size
Small
Delivering the Word of God to oral learners living in unreached people groups.
World Mission is a non-profit Christian organization founded in 1994 to support projects that took the gospel into third-world countries. World Mission delivers the Word of God in audio format (The Treasure) to oral learners living in unreached people groups. A key component of our distribution is the relationship World Mission has with our national partners in the 10/40 Window. National partners work with indigenous churches and Christian organizations that share Treasures with people in the far reaches of the world, focusing on unreached people.
Founded
1996
Size
Tiny
Reach the World-ASAP!
ASAP Ministries, a supporting ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, is dedicated to spreading the gospel in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar and among resettled Southeast Asians in North America. ASAP sponsors lay pastors, literacy teachers, medical missionaries and lay Bible workers who go from village to village spreading the good news of Christ's soon coming.
Founded
1997
Size
Large
Businesspeople faithfully pursuing a world without poverty
Partners Worldwide aspires to end poverty, so that all may have life and have it abundantly, by mobilizing long-term, hands-on global relationships to form a powerful Christian network that uses business as the way to create flourishing economic environments in all parts of the world.
Founded
1995
Size
Tiny
Working together to build communities
Haiti Outreach, Inc. is a non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Minnesota in the U.S. and Pignon, Haiti, that works with communities in Haiti on water, education and other projects that the communities initiate, help build and sustain. We operate using a 4-point community development model for long term sustainability to ensure that the projects will last over a long period of time. In order for this to happen, a maintenance program based on an economic system - a community savings account to which all users contribute and from which future repairs can be paid - is created and used. Our work is based on a grassroots effort involving community responsibility, participation and ownership, unlike many well-intentioned development projects that lack this economic sustainability element and end up creating a dependency.
Founded
1995
Size
Large
Connecting Lives, Sharing Cultures
AFS-USA works toward a more just and peaceful world by providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities through a global volunteer partnership. AFS (formerly American Field Service) is a leader in intercultural learning and offers international exchange programs in more than 40 countries around the world through independent AFS Organizations, each with a network of volunteers, a professionally staffed office, and headed up by a volunteer board. Every year, close to 13,000 students, young adults and teachers choose to study abroad with AFS.
Founded
1966
Size
Tiny
Assisting credit union systems and members
The Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions is the official fundraising and gift-receiving organization for the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU). WOCCU is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. WOCCU promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. WOCCU advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach.
Founded
1975
Size
Small
Connect. Inform. Engage.
The mission of Global Minnesota, formerly Minnesota International Center, is to promote international understanding and engagement: we educate, we inspire, and we provide enriching experiences. We are committed to serving Minnesota from a foundation built on the following core values: trust, collaboration, global competency, nonpartisan, intercultural communication, hospitality, and stewardship. From the 2nd grader to the CEO, Global Minnesota connects individuals, organizations, and communities to the world. Through a unique lineup of programs offered from the Twin Cities to Greater Minnesota, Global Minnesota takes relevant and timely information on international issues, foreign policy, and cultural topics, and provides the space and opportunity for Minnesotans to engage and discuss.
Founded
1980
Size
Tiny
Every child deserves a family
Founded in 1979, Children's Shelter of Cebu (CSC) exists to glorify God by demonstrating His love to the Philippines as we provide a loving, Christ-centered home with comprehensive medical, educational and placement services for homeless Filipino children. operates four homes for 85-95 abandoned, neglected and abused children in Cebu City, Philippines. CSC is about saving lives by ministering to each child holistically. We not only provide food, shelter and medicine, but also schooling, counseling and relationships that foster healing. CSC is an evangelical, interdenominational ministry.
Founded
1987
Size
Medium
Educating children, empowering families
Common Hope promotes hope and opportunity in Guatemala, partnering with children, families, and communities who want to participate in a process of development to improve their lives through education, health care, and housing. The organization was established in 1986 by the Huebsch family, who made the difficult decision to leave friends, family, and a peaceful lifestyle to see what they could offer the people of Guatemala. Since then, Common Hope has grown into a dynamic organization serving more than 11,000 Guatemalan children and adults living in rural and urban poverty. With Common Hope, more than 1,500 young adults have graduated from high school with the skills for professional careers, in a country where the average adult drops out before sixth grade and survives on several dollars a day.
Founded
1989
Size
Large
Turn Hunger into Hope with Your Own Two Hands
A Christian non-profit, Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) has tackled world hunger since 1987 by sending volunteer-packed, nutritious meals to 70 countries. These meals are specifically designed to reverse and prevent malnutrition and are used in schools, orphanages, clinics and feeding programs to break the cycle of poverty. In 2015, FMSC welcomed more than 1 million volunteers to pack nearly 273 million meals through its permanent sites and nationwide MobilePack program. The Minnesota-based charity spends 92% of total donations directly on feeding the hungry and has earned the highest 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for 11 consecutive years. Visit fmsc.org for more information.
Founded
1993
Size
Large
Working to end the book famine in Africa
Founded in 1988, Books for Africa (BFA) collects, sorts, ships, and distributes books to children in Africa. Our goal is to end the book famine in Africa. Books donated by publishers, schools, libraries, individuals, and organizations are sorted and packed by volunteers who carefully choose books that are age and subject appropriate. We send good books, enough books for a whole class to use. Since 1988, Books For Africa has shipped more than 35 million books to 48 African countries. They are on once-empty library shelves, in classrooms in rural schools, and in the hands of children who have never before held a book. Each book will be read over and over again. When the books arrive, they go to those who need them most: children who are hungry to read, hungry to learn, hungry to explore the world in ways that only books make possible.
Founded
1998
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Small
Dedicated to improving the lives of extremely disabled and poor children.
Help the Helpless is dedicated to serving the poorest of the poor children in Southern India. Help the Helpless supports St. Mary's School and Orphanage for handicapped, deaf, orphaned, abandoned and poor children living in severe poverty. Help the Helpless was started in 1969 by Fr. Antony, a Catholic Priest who has devoted his life to serving the poor. Since St. Mary's opened its doors in 1969, they have provided physical, emotional, spiritual, educational and financial help for hundreds of handicapped and poor children, providing these young people with the tools they need to be self-sufficient. St. Mary's School and Orphanage welcomes all visitors and invites you to visit and stay with us in India, free of charge.
Founded
2001
Size
Tiny
Delivering essentials, developing opportunities
American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa's (AHARA) mission is to strive to alleviate the suffering from hunger, illiteracy, diseases, and poverty in the Horn of Africa, as well as help the east African community in Minnesota. The Horn of Africa has become the land of hunger, war, famine, and disease. The Horn of Africa is considered one of the poorest regions in the world, and ongoing droughts continue to plague this region. Long wars and ethnic conflicts have further complicated the already deplorable situation. The most recent United Nations studies estimate that 16 million people in the Horn of Africa are in urgent need of food and other humanitarian assistance.
Founded
1966
Size
Tiny
Helping people help themselves in a variety of educational programs in Africa
Operation Bootstrap Africa (OBA) is a Minnesota-based, inter-denominational organization dedicated to helping people help themselves in a variety of educational programs in Africa. OBA began its mission of service in Tanzania in the mid-1960's, and was incorporated in 1965. OBA seeks to assist with educational opportunity in Africa, and has funded more than 2,250 classrooms and teachers' quarters in Tanzania alone. In that same timeframe the literacy rate of Tanzania has gone from 10% to 85%. In recent years, OBA has expanded into Madagascar, Zimbabwe and The Gambia, always working on self-help partnership agreements, in response to requests for assistance.
Founded
1969
Size
Large
Where There are Wings - There is Hope
Founded in 1962, Wings of Hope delivers humanitarian programs to the impoverished to achieve a more peaceful world. Using primarily aviation-based tools, we currently work in 13 countries around the globe helping the world's poorest citizens access the basic resources essential to human dignity. Instead of simply providing charity, we work side by side with communities around the world as they work towards self-sufficiency. Our programs include:- Access to health services - Sustainable food and water systems - Educational infrastructure and programs- Economic opportunity- Community developmentWe respond to requests all over the globe--in the USA, Asia, Africa, Central and South America--to build customized and holistic solutions helping communities ensure long-term sustainability. Wings of Hope was nominated twice for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 and 2012 in recognition of this important work.
Founded
1988
Size
Small
Sustainable good
Since 1979, Outreach International has provided sustainable solutions to help end extreme poverty around the world. Projects don't end poverty-people do. That's why our key investment is in the people themselves.Outreach International has been working with the world's most marginalized people to create solutions to help end world poverty. We are currently working in 9 impoverished countries, reaching hundreds of thousands with our mission to create permanent change.At Outreach International, we believe that giving a gift without educating a community to use it, repair it or cultivate it, is no gift at all; it's a quick fix to a problem that will continually resurface. And we don't want to create short-term solutions for world poverty; we want to change it forever.By giving impoverished communities the tools they need to maintain and continue their own successes, we can change their lives for generations.
Founded
1996
Size
Small
To Provide Clean Water, Sanitation, Education and Economic Opportunities to Alleviate Suffering.
WorldServe starts with water as the foundation for communities to become self-sufficient, capable of adding additional services such as health care, sanitation, job training, and education. WorldServe's primary strategy is the drilling of boreholes for water wells. WorldServe works in partnership with local leaders to ensure that well sites are built and maintained for sustainability. A key outcome is that, instead of walking several hours to a dirty water source, village women and girls can secure clean water in perhaps 15 minutes, allowing economy and education to flourish as time is spent more productively. Health issues diminish further as hygiene can be learned and practiced.
Founded
1991
Size
Tiny
Ending poverty for millions through self-reliance!
Our MissionIs to make a lasting difference in your life by helping you serve those in extreme poverty in a self-sustaining way through business training, character development, and financial services..Our VisionIs to serve millions of the world's poor through the mutually beneficial principles of self-reliance and prosperity.BackgroundIn 1990, Mentors International (Mentors) was established to help poor entrepreneurs overcome two critical barriers to growth - capital and capacity. As of June 2015, Mentors has impacted 3,675,168 individuals and distributed $67,398,355 in loans since 1990.As of June 2015:18,799 loans were distributed to impoverished entrepreneurs21,734 new jobs were created by entrepreneurs90% of borrowers are women$164 is the average cost of a new loan and trainingMaintained a 1.98% default rateMentors is currently working with 28,533 families to help them achieve self-reliance.
Founded
1971
Size
Giant
Helping overcome poverty through child sponsorship
Founded in 1936, Children International is a humanitarian organization dedicated to improving the lives of impoverished children, their families and communities. We achieve our goals primarily through child sponsorship, which unites children in need with individual sponsors who wish to address the children's immediate and basic needs. Sponsorship gives poor children the tools and opportunities necessary for success by providing benefits and supporting programs for each child - primarily in the areas of education and health. Our sponsorship program currently benefits more than 335,000 impoverished children and their families in 11 countries throughout the world.
Founded
1999
Size
Tiny
Transforming the lives of the poor through education.
Friends of Chimbote firmly support our founders Father Jack and Sister Peggy's conviction that education is the primary factor in which the poor may overcome their desperate circumstances. However, we also recognize that basic human needs must first be met so that children may study without lethargy stemming from malnutrition, illness caused by inadequate access to healthcare, or lack of sleep due to no bed or home. They also need a place in which to study, funds for school supplies and uniforms, as well as other basic necessities. To respond to these needs and to ultimately transform the lives of the poor of Chimbote through education, Friends of Chimbote supports four primary areas of competency.
Founded
2007
Size
Small
Where there is health there is hope
Founded in 2005, Village Health Works is a grassroots, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission to provide quality, compassionate, dignified health care in rural Burundi, East Africa, while also addressing the root causes of illness, poverty, violence, and neglect. Village Health Works brings hope to Burundi through a holistic model. In partnership with community members, we focus first on treating and preventing illness through primary health care services. We then integrate education, sustainable agriculture, and economic development programs. Our campus in Kigutu - the heart of our operations - is home to a primary health care clinic, pre-school, and demonstration gardens, and through outreach we provide services throughout 18 surrounding communities. Our comprehensive programs serve more than 200,000 men, women and children.
Founded
2002
Size
Tiny
Serving the poor globally through safe water solutions.
Healing Waters International is a Christian organization serving the poor globally through safe water solutions since 2002. Today we have more than 150 water projects throughout the world and are constantly expanding to serve new countries and regions. Our passion is providing safe water to thirsty communities. We do this by developing low-cost, high-impact water treatment systems that can go anywhere in the world. Each system is accompanied by health and hygiene programs and leadership training to ensure long-term holistic transformation.
Founded
2002
Size
Large
For lower immigration levels
NumbersUSA provides a civil forum for Americans of all political and ethnic backgrounds to focus on a single issue, the numerical level of U.S. immigration. We educate opinion leaders, policymakers and the public on immigration legislation, policies and their consequences. We favor reductions in immigration numbers toward traditional levels that would allow present and future generations of Americans to enjoy a stabilizing U.S. population and a high degree of individual liberty, mobility, environmental quality, worker fairness and fiscal responsibility.
Founded
2015
Size
Tiny
Restoring hope to kids around the world since 1973.
Hope 4 Kids International strives to restore the dignity stripped away from innocent children that are suffering through extreme poverty and disease. We are committed to providing access to clean water in every community we serve along with providing relief to poverty-stricken villages by building hospitals, medical and dental clinics, and sponsoring over 2,500 AIDS orphans and vulnerable children in these communities.Hope 4 Kids International recently changed our corporate domicile to the state of Arizona. As a requirement, we had to change our tax identification number. This required us to file two partial 990s for 2015. If Charity Navigator were to only use one 990 for 2015, for evaluating our organization, the numbers would not be reflected properly. Because of this, Charity Navigator will not be posting a rating using the 2015 990. Our 2016 990 will be evaluated by Charity Navigator once it is filed with the IRS.
Founded
1988
Size
Tiny
Transforming checkouts into charitable acts
making change promotes human dignity, wellness and self-sufficient communities. We do this by enabling retailers to provide support to non-profit agencies whose missions are to promote health, education and community spirit. We accomplish this through cause marketing promotions, special events, in-store point-of-purchase campaigns, and fundraising support.
Founded
1993
Size
Large
Connecting you to a world in need
Heart to Heart International is improving global health through humanitarian initiatives that connect people and resources to a world in need. We have a global mission to create a healthier world. Every year, we make a positive impact in the lives of millions of people in more than 60 countries, including the United States. We develop humanitarian programs that promote health and wellness. We deliver results in these programs using two key strategies - the energy of volunteers and equity of strategic partners. We help volunteers and partners alike make a quality humanitarian connection to a world in need.
Founded
1985
Size
Large
Developing strategies to end hunger.
Bread for the World Institute (BFWI) provides policy analysis on hunger and strategies to end it. The Institute educates its advocacy network, opinion leaders, policy makers and the public about hunger in the United States and abroad. BFWI is the research and educational partner of Bread for the World, generating studies on hunger issues and vital educational resources. We believe that a well-educated and motivated U.S. constituency who care for hungry people will ultimately change the politics of hunger. BFWI helps U.S. citizens tell the story of hungry people in their communities and see our connections to hungry people around the world. By empowering people with information, Bread for the World Institute affects real progress toward ending hunger.
Founded
1976
Size
Medium
Ministering to human needs intellectually, physically, spiritually and socially.
Founded in 1971, the Christian Relief Fund (CRF) is dedicated to following Christ's example of ministering to human needs spiritually, physically, and emotionally, by feeding the hungry, healing disease and heartbreak, fighting ignorance and poverty through education and preaching the Gospel through word and deed. Since its founding, CRF has grown to provide child sponsorship, family sponsorship, and operate children's homes and schools in third-world countries. CRF sponsorship programs and homes provide food, clothes, medical care, schooling, and Bible teaching in 33 countries. Currently nearly 5,200 children are being sponsored in our programs.
Founded
1976
Size
Tiny
Specializing in national security, foreign policy, and defense planning issues
Founded in 1976, the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA) is an independent, nonpartisan research organization specializing in national security, foreign policy, and defense planning issues. We help senior government policy makers, industry leaders, and officials in the public policy community make informed decisions in a dynamic and unpredictable global security environment. The Institute identifies global and regional trends and assesses their implications for policy planners; translates policy options into concrete program decisions; designs strategic plans for government and industry clients; and establishes strategic partnerships with industry, think tanks, academia and government. IFPA is associated with The Fletcher School, Tufts University.
Founded
1981
Size
Giant
Innovators for the public
Founded in 1980, Ashoka strives to shape a global, entrepreneurial, competitive citizen sector: one that allows social entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the world's citizens to think and act as changemakers. Ashoka envisions a world where everyone is a changemaker: a world that responds quickly and effectively to social challenges, and where each individual has the freedom, confidence and societal support to address any social problem and drive change. Ashoka works by supporting individual social entrepreneurs, bringing communities of social entrepreneurs together, and building infrastructure and financial systems to support the growth of the citizen sector and facilitate the spread of social innovation globally.
Founded
1997
Size
Large
Peace and hope begins with education, one child at a time.
Founded in 1996, Central Asia Institute (CAI) empowers communities of Central Asia through literacy and education, especially for girls, promotes peace through education, and conveys the importance of these activities globally. CAI currently works in remote regions of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. CAI-supported programs include school building, scholarships, teacher support, public health, women's vocational & literacy centers, and global outreach.
Founded
1961
Size
Giant
Ideas. Influence. Impact.
Founded in 1961, the Atlantic Council of the United States promotes constructive U.S. leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the central role of the Atlantic community in meeting the international challenges of the 21st century. The Council embodies a nonpartisan network of leaders who aim to bring ideas to power and to give power to ideas by: stimulating dialogue and discussion about critical international issues in the Administration, the Congress, corporate and nonprofit sectors, and the media among leaders in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and the Americas; and conducting educational and exchange programs for successor generations of U.S. leaders so that they will come to value U.S. international engagement and have the knowledge and understanding necessary to develop effective policies.
Founded
1967
Size
Small
Saving sight worldwide since 1961
Founded in 1961, the mission of International Eye Foundation (IEF) has been to prevent blindness and restore vision in the developing world. IEF's programs focuses on four key areas: confronting the leading causes of blindness in the developing world - cataract, trachoma, onchocerciasis, and vitamin A deficiency; reducing the cost barriers associated with purchasing necessary ophthalmic equipment and supplies; providing additional technical training for local nurses and ophthalmologists in developing nations; and improving management structures and financial stability of local eye clinics and hospitals.
Founded
1965
Size
Medium
Ideas into action for peace, justice, and the environment
Since 1963, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) has served as a policy and research resource for visionary social justice movements for four decades: from the anti-war and civil rights movements in the 1960's to the peace and global justice movements of the last decade. The Institute for Policy Studies is the counterweight to the dealmakers. We work to reclaim democracy. We collaborate with grassroots movements to foster the conditions for long-term change. We promote relationships, linking activists and public officials who share our belief that a better world is possible. We launch, inform and sustain democratic movements. The Institute's work is organized into over a dozen projects, reflecting our public scholars' diverse areas of expertise. In practice, they make crucial linkages across the movements for peace, justice and the environment.
Founded
1968
Size
Giant
Partners For Good
Global Communities is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. Development is not something we do for people; it is something we do with them. We believe that the people who understand their needs best are the people of the community itself.We make a difference by engaging with communities, governments, the private sector and NGOs as partners for good - bringing together complementary strengths and shared responsibilities to work toward common goals. We envision a world where everyone has the freedom, means and ability to live and prosper with dignity.Global Communities has existed for 60 years. Most recently we have been known as CHF International and, before that, the Cooperative Housing Foundation. We began in 1952 as the Foundation for Cooperative Housing.
Founded
1992
Size
Giant
Action for human rights. Hope for humanity.
Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is the U.S. Section of Amnesty International. Founded in London in 1961, Amnesty International (AI) is a Nobel Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with over 7 million members and supporters worldwide. Amnesty International's vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. We are people from across the world standing up for humanity and human rights. Our purpose is to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. We investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world.
Founded
1968
Size
Large
Improving Lives in the Middle East
Incorporated in 1968, ANERA (American Near East Refugee Aid) is a leading provider of development, health, education and employment programs to Palestinian communities and impoverished families throughout the Middle East. ANERA helps local institutions become more self-sufficient and effective in serving their communities. Every project is planned in consultation with the communities that ultimately benefit - an approach that ensures relevancy and commitment, and secures the long-term viability of the projects.
Founded
1972
Size
Giant
Strengthening Transatlantic Cooperation
The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) strengthens transatlantic cooperation on regional, national, and global challenges and opportunities in the spirit of the Marshall Plan. GMF does this by supporting individuals and institutions working in the transatlantic sphere, by convening leaders and members of the policy and business communities, by contributing research and analysis on transatlantic topics, and by providing exchange opportunities to foster renewed commitment to the transatlantic relationship. In addition, GMF supports a number of initiatives to strengthen democracies.
Founded
1977
Size
Medium
Where insight and action connect
Founded in 1976, the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) works to empower women, advance gender equality and fight poverty in the developing world. To accomplish this, ICRW works with partners to conduct empirical research, build capacity and advocate for evidence-based, practical ways to change policies and programs. ICRW seeks to promote a world free of poverty in which women and men, girls and boys have equal opportunities to achieve their potential and realize their rights. ICRW tackles the complexities of the world's most pressing problems - poverty, hunger and disease - by demonstrating that a focus on women and gender is necessary for lasting social and economic change.
Founded
1979
Size
Large
Restoring common sense to America's immigration system
Founded in 1979, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is a national, public-interest, membership organization of concerned citizens who share a common belief that our nation's immigration policies must be reformed to serve the national interest. FAIR seeks to improve border security, stop illegal immigration, and promote immigration levels consistent with the national interest. FAIR's publications and research are used by academics and government officials in preparing new legislation. National and international media regularly turn to us to understand the latest immigration developments and to shed light on this complex subject. FAIR has been called to testify on immigration bills before Congress more than any organization in America.
Founded
1981
Size
Tiny
Building a social justice movement led by people of color
Founded in 1980, the Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO) is a racial-justice organization dedicated to building a social-justice movement led by people of color. CTWO is a training and resource center that promotes and sustains direct-action organizing in communities of color in the United States. CTWO's programs include training of new and experienced organizers, including the well-known Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program (MAAP); establishing model multi-racial community organizations; and building an active network of organizations and activists of color to achieve racial justice in its fullest dimensions.
Founded
1982
Size
Tiny
Changing Their Lives Forever!
Aid For Starving Children has been helping to save the lives of children for over 30 years. Here in the US, we work with African-American children of Single Mothers. Our worldwide focus is on AIDS orphans, education, and community health and development. Aid For Starving Children belongs to a coalition of organizations on four continents, all of which share a common passion to save the world -- one child at a time. These entities are committed to coordinating their resources and efforts in order to achieve maximum results and efficiency.
Founded
1981
Size
Small
A powerful voice for lifesaving action
Refugees International (RI) advocates for lifesaving assistance and protection for displaced people and promotes solutions to displacement crises. RI was started in 1979 as a citizens' movement to protect Indochinese refugees. Since then, we have expanded to become the leading advocacy organization that provokes action from global leaders to resolve refugee crises. Each year, RI conducts 20 to 25 field missions to identify displaced people's needs for basic services such as food, water, health care, housing, access to education and protection from harm. Based on our field-based knowledge of humanitarian emergencies, we successfully challenge policy makers and aid agencies to improve the lives of displaced people around the world. Where there are needs, we witness what is lacking, we present solutions and we demand action.
Founded
1981
Size
Giant
Dedicated to improving living conditions and opportunities for the poor
Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) USA, established in 1981 is private non-denomination development organization which promotes social development in low income countries by funding programs in health, education, rural development, civil society and environment. The Foundation's principal sources of financial support are grants and contributions from individuals, government agencies, and corporations and foundations.
Founded
1977
Size
Small
Securing America, Strengthening Israel
The Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) is dedicated to educating Congressional, military and civilian national security decision-makers on American defense and strategic interests, primarily in the Middle East, the cornerstone of which is a robust U.S.-Israeli security cooperation. JINSA believes that a strong American military and national security posture is the best guarantor of peace and the survival of our values and civilization.
Founded
1982
Size
Small
For the glory of God and Defense of Life and Family.
Founded in 1981, Human Life International (HLI) is the largest international pro-life organization in the world. Human Life International's mission is to defend the God-given right to life and dignity of all human persons from conception until natural death. In fulfilling this mission we strive to train, organize and equip pro-life leaders around the world. While we are completely faithful to the Holy Father and the Magisterium, we are also ecumenical and work with people of all faiths to advance the cause of life. We have worked in more than 80 countries around the world.
Founded
1982
Size
Small
Promoting human rights, democracy and social justice
The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) promotes human rights, democracy and social and economic justice in Latin America and the Caribbean. WOLA facilitates dialogue between governmental and non-governmental actors, monitors the impact of policies and programs of governments and international organizations, and promotes alternatives through reporting, education, training and advocacy. Founded in 1974 by a coalition of civic and religious leaders, WOLA works closely with civil society organizations and government officials throughout the Americas.
Founded
1982
Size
Giant
Working at the intersection of environment & human needs
Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in the United States, China, India, Brazil, Indonesia and more. WRI's mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth's environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. WRI's more than 450 experts and staff work closely with leaders to turn big ideas into action to sustain our natural resources-the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being. Our work focuses on six critical issues at the intersection of environment and development: climate, energy, food, forests, water, and cities and transport.
Founded
1983
Size
Medium
Working to help make America safe and secure
Business Executives for National Security (BENS), a nationwide, non-partisan organization, is the primary channel through which senior business executives can help enhance the nation's security. BENS members use their business experience to drive our agenda, deliver our message to decision makers, and make certain that the changes we propose are put into practice. BENS has only one special interest: to help make America safe and secure. BENS members have been using their business experience to find practical solutions to pressing national security challenges since 1982, when the organization was founded by business executive and entrepreneur Stanley A. Weiss.
Founded
1983
Size
Small
Enhancing American awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the Arab countries, the Mideast, and the Islamic world
Founded in 1983, the National Council on US-Arab Relations is an American educational organization dedicated to improving American awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the Arab countries, the Mideast, and the Islamic world. Its means for doing so encompass but are not limited to programs for leadership development, people-to-people exchanges, lectures, publications, an annual Arab-U.S. policymakers conference, and the participation of American students and faculty in Arab world study experiences. The National Council's vision is a relationship between the United States and its Arab partners, friends, and allies that rests on as solid and enduring a foundation as possible.
Founded
2000
Size
Giant
Creating just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible action.
ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) was initiated by the Seventh-day Adventist church in 1956. The basis for its existence is to follow Christ's example by being a voice for, serving, and partnering with those in need. ADRA works with people in poverty and distress to create positive change and justness through empowering partnerships and responsible action. ADRA seeks to identify and address social injustice and deprivation in developing countries. The agency's work seeks to improve the quality of life of those in need. ADRA invests in the potential of these individuals through community development initiatives targeting Food Security, Economic Development, Primary Health and Basic Education. ADRA's emergency management initiatives provide aid to disaster survivors.
Founded
1984
Size
Medium
Promoting accurate and balanced coverage of Israel and the Middle East
Founded in 1982, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) is a media-monitoring, research and membership organization devoted to promoting accurate and balanced coverage of Israel and the Middle East. CAMERA fosters rigorous reporting, while educating news consumers about Middle East issues and the role of the media. A non-partisan organization, CAMERA takes no position with regard to American or Israeli political issues or with regard to ultimate solutions to the Arab-Israeli conflict. CAMERA's combination of rigorous monitoring, research, fact-checking, careful analysis, and grassroots efforts have had a documented impact.
Founded
1991
Size
Giant
Advancing a balanced and realistic understanding of American interests in the Middle East
Founded in 1985, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy was established to advance a balanced and realistic understanding of American interests in the Middle East. The Institute seeks to bring scholarship to bear on the making of U.S. policy in this vital region of the world. Drawing on the research of its scholars and the experience of policy practitioners, the Institute promotes an American engagement in the Middle East committed to strengthening alliances, nurturing friendships, and promoting security, peace, prosperity, and democracy for the people of the region. To that end, the Institute's programming and research agenda is dedicated to what is and what ought to be on the minds of policymakers, diplomats, scholars, and journalists.
Founded
1986
Size
Tiny
Strengthening the freedom, security prosperity and sovereignty of the USA
The Selous Foundation - a think tank - founded in 1985, has as its mission the study of conflict over institutions and the distribution of resources that has been so pervasive throughout history, with a view toward the formulation and promotion of public policies based on the American values and benefits of individual liberty, freedom, limited government and the primacy of national sovereignty.
Founded
1986
Size
Giant
Helping children break free from a life of poverty
World Villages for Children (previously known as Asian Relief, Inc.) provides financial support to the charity programs of the Sisters of Mary in South Korea, the Philippines, Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil and Honduras. We provide food, care and education for children who, through no fault of their own, fall victim to circumstances that have far-reaching consequences for their education and living environment. We provide over 20,000 children with high quality middle school and high school education along with vocational training relevant to local industries and businesses. When the children graduate from high school and leave our villages, the Sisters help them find a job as well as their own place to live. Already more than 100,000 graduates have broken free from a life of poverty and are gainfully employed. Many of our children are professionals and have continued their studies in college.
Founded
1986
Size
Small
Advancing a sustainable, just and peaceful world
The Center for International Policy is a nonprofit research and advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. Our programs address the most urgent threats to our planet: war, corruption, inequality and climate change.We are Washington insiders with an outsider's agenda. CIP's mix of former senior government officials, journalists, academics and activists brings insider's access, scholarly rigor and media savvy as well as the passion and organizing skills of seasoned activists. We advocate policies that advance international cooperation, demilitarization, respect for human rights and action to alleviate climate change and stop illicit financial flows. Our programs examine the policy implications of important issues, including the drug war, military budget, global financial integrity and climate change. CIP provides policy recommendations and analysis to decision makers in government, international organizations, the private sector and civil society.
Founded
1987
Size
Giant
Healthy children, bright futures
Since 1986, INMED Partnerships for Children has worked to rescue children from the immediate and irreversible harm of disease, hunger, abuse, neglect, violence and instability, and to prepare them to shape a brighter future for themselves and the next generation. Through a broad range of health, education, family support, youth development, agriculture and income generation programs, INMED creates opportunities that inspire hope, build self-reliance and encourage community collaboration, making each generation healthier, stronger, and more productive than the last.
Founded
1989
Size
Tiny
Practical, positive alternatives for peace
Peace Action Education Fund works to achieve the abolition of nuclear weapons, promotes government spending priorities that support human needs, and encourages a foreign policy that embodies respect for human rights. The Fund is the sister organization of Peace Action, the nation's largest grassroots peace group with chapters and affiliates in 30 states. For 50 years Peace Action has worked for an environment where all are free from violence and war. We understand that long standing global conflicts require long-term solutions, and that US foreign policy has a lasting effect on the world. PAEF's national office provides national campaign coordination, training of local activists and volunteers, public mobilization and hosting annual strategy meetings for lead organizers.
Founded
1988
Size
Tiny
Bringing sustainable socio-economic development to remote parts of India since 1988.
IDRF's mission is to empower marginalized people with skills, services and infrastructure grounded in sustainable development. We provide support for programs that improve education, healthcare, women empowerment, governance, and eco-friendly livelihoods at grass-roots level all across India, and Nepal. Moreover, IDRF converts natural disasters into opportunities for long-term development of the affected communities. Our programs are implemented by carefully-vetted and experienced local NGOs.