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Founded
1955
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Large
Strengthening the Foundations of the Boothbay Region Community
The Boothbay Region YMCA has been serving the community since 1955. It was founded and is sustained by leaders of the community to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to become healthier, more confident, connected and secure.The Boothbay Region YMCA's mission is to strengthen individuals, families, and the community, guided by Christian principles including the universal values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility through programs that will build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Founded
1978
Size
Medium
Be a fan
Special Olympics Maine provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. Special Olympics is founded on the belief that people with intellectual disabilities can, with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy, and benefit from participation in individual and team sports, adapted as necessary to meet the need of those with special mental and physical limitations.
Founded
1938
Size
Large
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
The Granite YMCA, established in 1854, is part of the worldwide Y organization. With branches in Manchester, Goffstown, Londonderry, Portsmouth, and Rochester, The Granite YMCA focuses on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Across the country, Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to improve the nation's health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors.
Founded
1942
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Large
A Positive Force in this Community
YMCA of Greater Nashua exists to instill values and provide opportunities for lifelong personal growth and the development of a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. The YMCA of Greater Nashua operates four facilities (Nashua YMCA, Merrimack YMCA, Camp Sargent, and Camp Spaulding). The primary program and service areas are: Child Care, Camping, Youth Sports, Teen Leadership, Health & Wellness, Aquatics, Dance and the Arts. The YMCA of Greater Nashua offers over 325 different programs to serve our local communities. We also offer a financial aid program, Y Cares, which allows individuals and families the ability to belong and participate in any Y program for a fee – based on their income level and family size.
Founded
2003
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Medium
Honoring our military and first responders
The mission of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is to honor the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller, who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. We also honor our military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country.
Founded
1942
Size
Large
Eliminating racism, empowering women
Founded in 1867, YWCA Boston was the first YWCA in the United States, established by leaders in the abolition and suffrage movement to address critical social justice issues of the time. Today, YWCA Boston intends to incrementally reduce systemic racial and gender disparities and improve social cohesion in Boston neighborhoods where health, educational and safety inequities are most significant. YWCA Boston is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Founded
1938
Size
Giant
We are for Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.
The YMCA of Greater Boston is dedicated to improving the health of mind, body and spirit of individuals and families in our communities. We welcome men and women, boys and girls of all incomes, faiths and cultures. We provide childcare and after-school programs for more than 3,300 children each school day in greater Boston. We provide affordable and accessible programs to more than 100,000 children, teens, adults and seniors every year, thanks to nearly 1,500 employees, 550 summer teen employees and 1,500 dedicated volunteers. We help 4,000 individuals a year from 35 countries learn to participate in our community and the local economy through English as a Second Language and job training programs.
Founded
2002
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Small
Strengthening and enriching lives
The Athol Area YMCA is committed to strengthening and enriching the lives of all individuals, families and our community through quality programs and services that build healthy spirit, mind and body. The Y will serve a cornerstone in our communities providing values-based programs and services for youth and adults designed to develop healthy lifestyles, delivered in a welcoming environment by committed staff and volunteers.
Founded
1934
Size
Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
For 145 years the YMCA of Central Massachusetts, formerly the YMCA of Greater Worcester, has been building strong kids, strong families and strong communities. Originally chartered to improve the spiritual and mental condition of young men, the YMCA has evolved, but the basic mission, rooted in Judeo-Christian principles, has remained. From its first permanent home in downtown Worcester, constructed in 1886, the organization has grown and now serves more than 30,000 men, women, boys and girls annually throughout its 40 town service area. Committed to affecting positive change, the YMCA has been recognized for its efforts in the areas of character development, teen programs, homelessness, neighborhood revitalization, international partnerships and summer camps.
Founded
1995
Size
Small
Providing affordable access to sailing and water sports
Founded in 1994, the mission of Nantucket Community Sailing (NCS) is to engage people of all ages in the joy of sailing, offering access to all Nantucket's youth, and teaching every participant in our programs enduring life and leadership skills, with a deep respect for the marine environment. NCS is an educational non-profit that provides affordable access to sailing and water sports to the public.
Founded
1996
Size
Large
Improving the quality of life for children, individuals, families and the Martha's Vineyard Island Community
Founded in 1996, the YMCA of Martha's Vineyard is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, individuals, families and the Island community by helping our members realize their fullest potential through the development of body, mind, and spirit. Through our programs, we aim to provide year-round services for youth, adults and families; to prevent and intervene with at-risk youth and teens; to bring different sectors of Island life together through the offering of a multitude of services and intergenerational opportunities; and to develop health and prevention programs, leadership development, job skills training, learning opportunities, and leisure activities for these identified groups.
Founded
1979
Size
Medium
Be a fan.
Special Olympics Rhode Island provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities by giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. The Special Olympics Rhode Island program provides over 1,400 year-round sports training and athletic competitions for more than 2,800 athletes and hosts over 40 local, regional, and statewide tournaments and competitions each year in 25 official and demonstration sports.
Founded
1970
Size
Small
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
Founded in 1860, the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut is a community service organization dedicated to building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities through the development of spirit, mind and body. We strive to serve all, regardless of financial or physical need. The Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut services 22 towns in Connecticut and New York. We are unique in many ways and we offer a depth of youth and adult programs that are truly unmatched in challenge, growth, and fun. We are also proud sponsors of our nationally recognized ESCAPE to the Arts program and Positive Youth Development.
Founded
1940
Size
Large
Building and Sustaining Jewish life in our community
Since 1927, the Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst (the Marks JCH) has been the center of a Jewish community life in Brooklyn for over 80 years. The Marks JCH provides meaningful, enjoyable programs and services for families and individuals in all stages of life. They are a communal gathering place where people can derive satisfaction from shared educational, cultural, and recreational experiences. They treasure Jewish values and traditions and seek to play a significant role in the formulation of Jewish identity. They seek to strengthen relationships and connections with Israel and Jewish communities worldwide.
Founded
1964
Size
Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
For more than 150 years, the YMCA of Long Island has provided innovative, quality programs that strengthen families, aid in the healthy development of children, encourage positive individual behavior and contribute to a healthier, safer community for all. Through a variety of programs, including child care, camping, sports, swimming lessons, teen leadership development, senior programs, family activities, health and wellness classes, and more, we build character by emphasizing the core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, fun and friendship.
Founded
1982
Size
Large
Supporting the critical life saving work of the FDNY
The FDNY Foundation supports the critical life saving work of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY). As the official fundraising vehicle for the FDNY for more than two decades, the Foundation works collaboratively with the Fire Department to support its most crucial priorities; to reduce firefighter and civilian deaths and injury. The Foundation continues to support FDNY initiatives for education, fire prevention, training and equipment needs that are not funded through city, state or federal budgets. Each year the FDNY Foundation, in conjunction with the FDNY, supports various projects and programs including: FDNY Fire Zone, a state of the art fire safety learning center; Fire Zone on the Road, a fire safety outreach campaign; fire safety public awareness campaigns; and The Family Assistance Program, which provides assistance to the families of fallen firefighters.
Founded
2003
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Medium
Making Atlanta the safest and most inviting city for all its residents, workers and visitors
The Atlanta Police Foundation exists to make Atlanta the safest and most inviting city for all its residents, workers and visitors. They aim to promote excellence in police services, mobilize the community to support the Atlanta Police Department and engage in public safety, and provide programs considered to have the most immediate impact on crime prevention and emergency preparedness.
Founded
1974
Size
Giant
For the good of the game
Founded in 1894, the United States Golf Association (USGA) promotes and conserves the true spirit of the game of golf as embodied in its ancient and honorable traditions. It acts in the best interests of the game for the continued enjoyment of those who love and play it. The USGA serves the game most visibly through the conduct of its national championships. Together with The R&A, the Association provides governance for the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, establishing equipment standards, and formulating the Rules of Amateur Status. The Association also maintains the USGA Handicap and Course Rating Systems, develops and promotes sustainable golf course management practices, and celebrates the history of the game.
Founded
1952
Size
Giant
Amazing awaits
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) was incorporated by Congress for the purpose of establishing national goals for amateur athletic activities, and to aid and encourage the attainment of those goals. The USOC is charged with the task of coordinating and developing amateur athletic activity in the United States, which directly relates to international amateur athletic competition. In addition, the committee exercises exclusive jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to the participation of the United States in the Olympic, Paralympic and Pan-American Games. The Committee also represents the U.S. as its national Olympic Committee in relations with the International Olympic Committee and the Pan-American Sports Organization, and as a national Paralympic Committee with the International Paralympic Committee.
Founded
1972
Size
Giant
Eliminating racism, empowering women
Founded in 1858, the YWCA USA is a women's membership movement nourished by its roots in the Christian faith and sustained by the richness of many beliefs and values. Strengthened by diversity, the YWCA draws together members who strive to create opportunities for women's growth, leadership, and power in order to attain a common vision: peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all people. The YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women's organization in the world. Across the globe, we have more than 25 million members in 106 countries, including 2.6 million members and participants in more than 220 local associations in the United States. More important than the numbers, is our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. We provide safe places for women and girls, build strong women leaders, and advocate for women's rights and civil rights in Congress.
Founded
1959
Size
Giant
We're Here for Good.
The YMCA of Greater New York is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves New York City's health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors. In scores of neighborhoods across the five boroughs and its camp upstate, the Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower more than 400,000 New Yorkers to learn, grow and thrive. Visit ymcanyc.org.
Founded
1948
Size
Giant
Enriching the lives of the people who pass through its doors
Founded in 1874 as the Young Men's Hebrew Association where Jewish men could find harmony and good fellowship, the 92nd Street Y today has evolved into a world-renowned community and cultural center, an organization of exhilarating vitality and remarkable diversity, a proudly Jewish institution that reaches out to people of every race, ethnicity, religion, age and economic class. The 92nd Street Y provides exceptional programs in the arts and culture, Jewish life and education, health and fitness, personal growth and travel, and in classes for adults, families and children. The 92nd Street Y serves over 300,000 people annually, from newborns to centenarians, always remaining true to its mission.
Founded
1954
Size
Tiny
Perpetuating and preserving the American Jewish community by encouraging Jewish pride
Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel endeavors, through sports, to perpetuate and preserve the American Jewish community by encouraging Jewish pride, strengthening Jewish bonds and by creating a heightened awareness of Israel and Jewish identity. The volunteer organization seeks to enrich the lives of Jewish youth in the United States, Israel and the Diaspora through athletic, cultural and educational programs. We develop, promote and support international, national and regional athletic-based activities and facilities. We strive to provide Jewish athletes the world over the opportunity to share their heritage and customs in competitive athletic settings. We support programs that embody the Maccabi ideals of Jewish continuity, Zionism and excellence in sport.
Founded
1966
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Medium
Promoting the United States' participation in international rowing competition
Since 1966, the efforts of the National Rowing Foundation (NRF) have been directed toward promoting the United States' participation in international rowing competition. The first donations made by the National Rowing Foundation supported twenty-nine competitors that entered the World Rowing Championships in Bled, Yugoslavia in 1966. Today, the National Rowing Foundation has expanded to support the US National Team of women, men, lightweights and juniors. Every gift to the National Rowing Foundation, gives our dedicated men and women representing the US at the highest level the experience, equipment, and travel necessities they need to pursue their dreams.
Founded
1971
Size
Large
Invest in a safe city
The New York City Police Foundation, Inc. was established in 1971 by business and civic leaders as an independent organization to promote excellence in the NYPD and improve public safety in New York City. The Police Foundation supports programs designed to help the NYPD keep pace with rapidly evolving technology, strategies and training. The New York City Police Foundation: provides resources that are not readily available through other means - to date $100 million has been invested in 400 innovative NYPD programs; serves as a vehicle for tax-exempt gifts and grants from individuals, businesses, and philanthropies; is the first municipal foundation of its kind in the country, and serves as a model for similar organizations in other cities; and is the only organization authorized to raise funds on behalf of the NYPD.
Founded
1975
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Small
Finding answers for hunger and poverty
Founded in 1975, WhyHunger (aka World Hunger Year) is a leader in the fight against hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. WhyHunger advances long-term solutions to hunger and poverty by supporting community-based organizations that empower individuals and build self-reliance, i.e., offering job training, education and after school programs; increasing access to housing and healthcare; providing microcredit and entrepreneurial opportunities; teaching people to grow their own food; and assisting small farmers. WhyHunger connects these organizations to funders, media and legislators. At WhyHunger, we envision a world without hunger and poverty. If we can shift the prevailing viewpoint on why hunger and poverty exist, then we can influence the policymakers and put an end to this human tragedy.
Founded
2008
Size
Giant
Giving all people everywhere a reason to run
Founded in 1958, NYRR has grown from a local running club to the world's premier community running organization, whose mission is to help and inspire people through running. NYRR's commitment to New York City's five boroughs features races, community events, youth initiatives, school programs, and training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of people each year, from children to seniors, with the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to run for life. We are committed to the runners of tomorrow, passionately providing youth programs that educate and motivate more than 200,000 kids in communities in New York City, across the United States, and around the world. NYRR's premier event, the TCS New York City Marathon, features 50,000 participants, from the world's elite athletes to a wide range of recreational and charity runners, and is part of the World Marathon Majors, an alliance of the world's six biggest marathons that determines each year's top male and top female marathoner.
Founded
1978
Size
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
1986
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Small
Helping kids and families
Delivering Good, formerly K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers unites retailers, manufacturers, foundations and individuals to provide people impacted by poverty and tragedy with new merchandise, effectively distributed through a network of agency partners to offer hope, dignity and self-esteem to at-risk children, families, and individuals.
Founded
1987
Size
Tiny
Enabling people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics
Achilles International's mission is to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics in order to promote personal achievement, enhance self esteem, and lower barriers to living a fulfilling life. Achilles was founded in 1983 by Dick Traum, the first amputee to run the New York City Marathon. Today, Achilles has chapters and members in over 65 locations within the United States and abroad. Able-bodied volunteers and disabled runners come together to train in an environment of support and community. Over time, runners gain measurable physical strength and build confidence and self- esteem as they begin to achieve, which leads to increased levels of aspiration in all areas of life.
Founded
1990
Size
Medium
The way to volunteer
New York Cares was founded in 1987 by a group of friends who wanted to take action against the serious social issues facing New York City. Like many other caring New York City residents, they searched in vain for an organization that offered hands-on volunteer opportunities that had a marked impact on the community and fit around their busy schedules. In response, they created New York Cares to address the problems from the ground up. Our mission: to meet pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service. Today, New York Cares is the city's leading volunteer management organization. Our programs address urban poverty, with three overarching goals: (1) to meet immediate needs, such as providing meals to the hungry, (2) to improve educational outcomes for NYC students and adults, and 3) revitalize NYC's invaluable public spaces. This year, New York Cares will engage 64,000 volunteers on projects that will help 400,000 at-risk New Yorkers.
Founded
1988
Size
Giant
Building an inclusive Jewish community that celebrates the strength of diversity
The mission of The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan is to foster an inclusive, engaged and informed community that embraces diversity and is rooted in Jewish values.
Founded
1992
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Medium
Discover, connect, grow
The Jewish Community Center of Mid-Westchester (JCC) is a special place to share fun and educational experiences through a wide range of programs for families and individuals of all ages. We take pride in keeping pace with the changing needs of the Westchester community from our multitude of innovative quality programs. Most importantly, the JCC provides a safe and nurturing environment for anyone to discover new horizons, connect with others and grow by: fostering physical and mental well-being; inspiring and nurturing growth; helping people with special needs; furthering Jewish values; and providing opportunities for families and individuals to connect.
Founded
1992
Size
Large
Keeping Kids on Track!
The Armory Foundation is dedicated to serving youth by promoting fitness and education through a broad range of athletic, educational and community programs.
Founded
1994
Size
Small
The National charitable foundation of the USTA
The mission of USTA Foundation is to support, monitor and promote programs that enhance the lives of at-risk children and individuals with disabilities through the integration of tennis and education. USTA Foundation is the National Charitable Foundation of the United States Tennis Association, Incorporated. USTA Foundation is a not-for-profit entity that is dedicated to improving the quality of life among our nation's youth and people with disabilities. USTA Foundation encourages children to pursue their goals and highest dreams by succeeding in school and becoming responsible citizens. USTA Foundation supports organizations that use tennis as a vehicle to help at-risk children finish high school and qualify for college scholarships. USTA Foundation targets people from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Founded
1996
Size
Small
Providing medical and legal support services to the national law enforcement community
The National Police Defense Foundation (NPDF) works to provide important medical and legal support services to the national law enforcement community, and also administers several NPDF law enforcement programs involving public safety and child safety programs. The NPDF provides free medical support services to law enforcement personnel regarding job related illnesses and disabilities. NPDF's programs include Safe Cop, which posts rewards for public information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person shooting a member of law enforcement; and the Operation Kids program, which funds project pedophile, distributes free child fingerprint kits, posts periodic rewards on missing children; funds youth athletic events; issues scholarship for criminal justice students; and advances life saving operations for critically ill children.
Founded
1943
Size
Large
Inspiring Jewish journeys
JCC Association is the continental umbrella organization for the Jewish Community Center Movement, which includes more than 350 JCCs, YM-YWHAs, and camp sites in the U.S. and Canada. JCC Association offers a wide range of services and resources to help its affiliates to provide educational, cultural, social, Jewish identity-building, and recreational programs for people of all ages and backgrounds. JCC Association supports the largest network of Jewish early childhood centers and Jewish summer camps in North America, and is also the a U.S. government accredited agency for serving the religious and social needs of Jewish military personnel through JWB Jewish Chaplains Council.
Founded
1994
Size
Small
Providing for the achievement of excellence in the sport of luge
Chartered in 1979, the United States Luge Association (USLA) - also known as USA Luge - is an Olympic class member organization of the United States Olympic Committee and is the National Governing Body for the sport of luge in the United States. It is our mission to provide for the achievement of excellence in the sport of luge, with the highest degree of sportsmanship, honor, dedication and victory as the standard. It is the responsibility of USA Luge to prepare, train and equip the United States National Luge Team for international and Olympic competition, as well as promote the growth of the sport nationwide.
Founded
1991
Size
Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
The Capital District YMCA serves over 100,000 community members every year, including more than 47,000 children, families and seniors who received financial assistance through our Reach Out For Youth Scholarship program. With eight full-service branches, three satellite facilities, three early childhood development centers, two overnight camps, eight summer day camps and 56 childcare sites, the Y is closer than you think.
Founded
2000
Size
Medium
A place where all abilities shine
The Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF) provides profound and life changing experiences for children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities and chronic illnesses through outdoor physical activity, education, support and community. ASF students are five years of age and older and live with disabilities ranging from relatively mild learning disabilities to more severe disabilities such as paralysis, autism, amputation, cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injury. Founded in 1984, the Foundation's work promotes physical activity for children and adults with disabilities by offering winter programs, a summer program, and competition programs (including a 12-week residential competition program for Paralympic eligible athletes).
Founded
1942
Size
Giant
#wearerocjcc
The Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Rochester exists to strengthen Jewish identity and promote Jewish continuity through all stages of life. This is accomplished in an environment that provides opportunities for meaningful cultural enrichment, physical well being and social, educational and recreational experiences for individuals and families.JCC of Greater Rochester's signature programs include Camp Seneca Lake, Camp Sisol, the Wolk Children's Center, Lane Dworkin Jewish Book Festival, Ames Amzalak Rochester Jewish Film Festival, CenterStage and quality programs for children, adults, families, seniors and adults with developmental disabilities.
Founded
1934
Size
Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
For more than 150 years, the YMCA of Greater Rochester has provided innovative, quality programs that strengthen families, aid in the healthy development of children, encourage positive individual behavior and contribute to a healthier, safer community for all. Through a variety of programs, including child care, camping, sports, swimming lessons, teen leadership development, senior programs, family activities, health and wellness classes, and more, we build character by emphasizing the core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, fun and friendship.
Founded
1982
Size
Small
Achieving sustained competitive excellence
The mission of the US Bobsled and Skeleton Federation is to enable United States athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence in Olympic competition and to promote and grow the sports of bobsled and skeleton in the United States.
Founded
2005
Size
Large
Bringing the Oklahoma River to Life
The Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation's mission is to develop and operate facilities and programs to improve the quality of life in Oklahoma City, pursue the highest goals of sports and fitness, attract diverse involvement in the boathouses and related events that generate a positive public image and economic opportunity, and promote the use and development of the Oklahoma River as a world class urban aquatic venue.
Founded
2005
Size
Small
Respond. Recover. Renew.
All Hands Volunteers is a US-based, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters by engaging and leveraging volunteers, partner organizations and local communities. Our vision is to demonstrate the power and value of volunteer service through the tangible work done, the hope it brings to suffering communities and the transformative experiences it provides for volunteers.
Founded
2007
Size
Medium
Helping Our Hometown Heroes
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was founded in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Firehouse Subs co-founders, Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen, traveled to Mississippi where they fed first responders as well as survivors. As they traveled back to Florida exhausted and exhilarated, they knew we could do more and the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was born. Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is dedicated to impact the life-saving capabilities and the lives of local heroes and their communities.
Founded
1934
Size
Giant
The Y. So Much More.
Our mission is to strengthen community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. When we are successful, people we serve will be stronger, healthier and feel supported. They will be more connected and more responsible to each other and to the community. Youth will feel safe and empowered to achieve their highest potential. As a result, our communities will thrive and people will grow closer together.
Founded
1975
Size
Large
Promoting and developing the power of amateur football
Founded in 1947, the mission of the National Football Foundation is to promote and develop the power of amateur football in developing the qualities of leadership, sportsmanship, competitive zeal and the drive for academic excellence in America's young people. We fulfill this mission by inspiring young people to excellence, exciting young people about the game, and developing and promoting model football programs. We hold up the greatest players and coaches in the history of the game as role models and enshrining them and their achievements in the College Football Hall of Fame.
Founded
1994
Size
Giant
Supporting equestrian athletes, promoting international excellence, and building for the future
The United States Equestrian Team Foundation (USET Foundation) supports equestrian athletes, promotes international excellence, and builds for the future of equestrian sports. The eight High Performance equestrian disciplines supported by the United States Equestrian Team Foundation are dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, para-dressage, reining, show jumping and vaulting. The USET Foundation's role is to help provide funding for the High Performance competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America's elite and developing athletes and horses in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation.
Founded
1980
Size
Tiny
It's all about the kids
The New York State Sheriffs Association Institute was formed in 1979 to operate some of the charitable and educational programs formerly conducted by the Sheriffs Association. The specific goals of the Institute are: to provide education and training for Sheriffs and their staff; to educate member Sheriffs, their staff members and members of the general public in all the areas of Sheriffs duties, all so that the public might be well served by the Sheriffs of New York State; to operate the Institute's Summer Camp for children; to operate the Sheriffs' Victim Hotline (VINE) program; and to operate the Sheriffs Scholarship Program for community college criminal justice students.
Founded
1988
Size
Giant
Give a year. Change the world.
City Year was founded in 1988 on the belief that young people can change the world. City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world. As tutors, mentors and role models, these diverse young leaders help children stay in school and on track, and transform schools and communities across the United States, as well as through international affiliates in Johannesburg, South Africa and London, England. By giving corps members the skills and opportunities to serve in schools and neighborhoods across the country, City Year seeks to: help children succeed; build stronger communities; break down social barriers; develop young leaders; and foster active citizenship.
Founded
2010
Size
Tiny
We ride for those who died
The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty. The secondary purpose is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial and Museum. In May 1997 the Police Unity Tour was organized, by Officer Patrick P. Montuore of the Florham Park Police Department, with the hope of bringing public awareness of Police Officers who have died in the line of duty and to honor their sacrifices.
Founded
1932
Size
Tiny
Presenting a broad array of arts, culture, and educational experiences for curious individuals of all ages
The Gershman Y is a vibrant arts and culture center located in Center City Philadelphia on the Avenue of the Arts. The Gershman Y's mission is to be an urban community center informed by Jewish values that presents a broad array of arts, culture, and educational experiences for curious individuals of all ages. Committed to sharing the diversity and breadth of the Jewish experience, the Gershman Y welcomes people of all ethnic backgrounds and religious affiliations to explore, participate, and contribute to our rich roster of Jewish arts and cultural programs and community initiatives.
Founded
1981
Size
Giant
Character, courage, loyalty
Founded in 1939, Little League Baseball's mission is to promote, develop, supervise, and voluntarily assist in all lawful ways, the interest of those who will participate in Little League Baseball and Softball. Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, the Little League program assists youth in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being. By espousing the virtues of character, courage and loyalty, the Little League Baseball and Softball program is designed to develop superior citizens rather than superior athletes. Since its inception, Little League has grow to nearly 200,000 teams, in all 50 U.S. states and more than 80 countries.
Founded
1979
Size
Large
Be a fan
Special Olympics of Pennsylvania (SOPA) became an official chapter of Special Olympics, Inc. in 1970. SOPA provides year-round athletic training and athletic competition in over 20 Olympic-type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities and provides them with continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness skills, express courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. Over 20,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities and closely related developmental disabilities participate in over 300 local, sectional, and state events. Athletes range in age from eight to 80 and are of all ability levels.
Founded
1974
Size
Tiny
To support and promote the sport of rowing.
The United States Rowing Association (USRowing) provides ongoing opportunities to achieve excellence in rowing in the United States. USRowing works to steadily increase awareness of rowing; consistently grow lifetime participation in rowing; provide education on rowing safety, healthy training methods, and effective rowing technique; provide standards for all rowers of safe, fair racing; and continually improve performance at the Olympic Games. USRowing selects, trains, and manages the teams that represent the U.S. in international competition including the world championships, Pan American Games and Olympics. More than 16,000 individuals and 1,100 organizations strong, USRowing serves and promotes the sport on all levels of competition.
Founded
1970
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Small
Supporting Special Olympics Chicago programs since 1969
Special Children's Charities has been supporting Special Olympics Chicago programs since 1969. Created by Jack McHugh, Special Children's Charities' primary mission is to promote, foster and encourage physical and mental health and improvement for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and closely related developmental disabilities. The Special Olympics mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Founded
1969
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Giant
We Care. We Serve. We Accomplish.
Service has been the hallmark of Lions Clubs International since it was founded in 1917. It is the world's largest service club organization with 1.3 million members in 205 countries and regions. Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) was begun in 1968 to take that service to new levels by tackling global problems as well as assisting Lions with large-scale local humanitarian projects. Through LCIF, Lions meet the needs of their local and global communities. LCIF has evolved to become an internationally recognized humanitarian organization and the largest blindness prevention organization. LCIF is able to leverage its funds by partnering with other non-governmental organizations and corporations that share a common mission. The Foundation grants, on average, $30 million annually. LCIF is particularly proud of it SightFirst program, launched in 1990 to reduce and eliminate the causes of preventable blindness worldwide. Through the program, it has helped more than 30 million people.
Founded
1971
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Large
For youth development, healthy living, social responsibility
The Greater Naples YMCA puts Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. The Y is the nation's leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Every day, the Y works side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
Founded
1970
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Medium
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Founded in 1969, Special Olympics New York (SONY) provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of skills and friendship with their families, Special Olympics athletes and the community. Through their participation in Special Olympics New York athletes gain confidence and build a positive self-image, which carries into the classroom, the home, the workplace and the community. Today, SONY is the largest program of its type in the United States, serving 67,162 athletes with the support of over 33,000 volunteers.
Founded
1970
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Small
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The mission of Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD) is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for citizens with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. The vision of SOMD is to help bring their athletes into the larger society under conditions whereby they are accepted, respected and given the chance to become useful and productive citizens. In addition, SOMD encourages their athletes to also become leaders and give back to others through Athlete Leadership Programs.
Founded
1987
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Large
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Since 1969, Special Olympics Connecticut (SOCT) has provided year-round sports training and athletic competition for adults and children with intellectual disabilities. SOCT provides many vital programs, including the Unified Sports Program; the Connecticut Association of Schools/Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference partnership; the Masters Sports Program for athletes 40 and older; and the Officials Program for Athletes. SOCT serves 8,984 athletes throughout the state. In order to provide the most inclusive and meaningful school and community based sports training and competition for its 5,292 athletes with intellectual disabilities, SOCT opens its doors and offers the opportunity to an additional 3,692 athletes who train and compete as partners alongside their peers with intellectual disabilities.
Founded
1972
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Small
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Special Olympics Delaware (SODE) changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities. We build sports skills, confidence, strength, motivation and self-esteem - not just for 3,000 athletes, but for everyone involved. The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children two years of age and older and adults with intellectual disability (or other significant learning or vocational problems), giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Founded
1972
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Small
Supporting families of public safety
Officially organized in 1968 as the Phoenix 100 Club, the 100 Club of Arizona is a volunteer, benevolent organization committed to standing behind the men and women who stand behind the badge. The mission of the 100 Club of Arizona is to provide financial assistance to families of public safety officers and firefighters who are seriously injured or killed in the line-of-duty, and to provide resources to enhance their safety and welfare.
Founded
1972
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Small
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Special Olympics unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports everyday in Hawai'i. Through work in sports, health education and community building, Special Olympics is addressing inactivity, injustice, intolerance and social isolation by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities which leads to a more welcoming and inclusive society. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Hawai'i Special Olympics movement has grown from a handful of athletes to more than 3,900 athletes across the state. With the support of more than 8,500 coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics is able to deliver nine Olympic-type sports and more than 40 competitions throughout the year. There is never a fee for any athlete or family to participate in Special Olympics programs. For more information visit Special Olympics Hawai'i at www.specialolympicshawaii.org or engage with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsHawaii; Twitter at www.twitter.com/SOHawaii; YouTube at www.youtube.com/SpecialOlympicsHI; and Instagram @SOHawaii.
Founded
1972
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Small
Reveal the champion in all of us.
Incorporated in 1972, the mission of Special Olympics Oklahoma is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. The goal of Special Olympics is for all persons with intellectual disabilities to have the opportunity to become useful and productive citizens who are accepted and respected by their families, friends and in their communities. Oklahoma's first Special Olympics event was an athletics competition at the University of Tulsa in 1969.
Founded
1972
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Medium
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Special Olympics Florida was founded in 1972 and is one of the largest volunteer-driven athletic organizations in the state. The mission of Special Olympics Florida is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. The ultimate objective of Special Olympics Florida is to help people with intellectual disabilities participate as productive and respected members of society at large.
Founded
1972
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Tiny
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Special Olympics Idaho provides training and athletic competition in 15 Olympic-type sports, year-round and free of charge to over 2,500 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the state of Idaho. Special Olympics programs, with over 6,000 volunteers, offer athletes continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skill, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Funding comes from the generous donations of individuals, businesses and corporations, as well as from private grants and foundations. Through public awareness and volunteer recruitment, we hope to reach and serve potential athletes who are waiting for their opportunity to participate.
Founded
1977
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Large
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Special Olympics Georgia provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Our goal is to help bring persons with intellectual disabilities into the larger society under conditions whereby they are accepted, respected, and given the chance to become useful and productive citizens. When we achieve this goal through our sports program, we demonstrate that Special Olympics has a unique value: to show the world that every person counts and that every person can be something good when we work together. Special Olympics Georgia invests in people with intellectual disabilities, helping them to develop athletic skills, while also promoting the abilities of the athletes off the field.
Founded
1972
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Small
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Special Olympics New Hampshire (SONH) provides sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with mental challenges. Currently over 3,000 participants and thousands of volunteers, friends and family members take part in SONH activities. SONH is founded on the belief that people with mental challenges can, with proper instructions and encouragement, learn, enjoy and benefit from participation in individual and team sports, adapted as necessary to meet the needs of those with mental and physical challenges. SONH has seven geographical regions within the state including: Great North Woods region, Monadnock and Connecticut River region, Seacoast region, Greater Manchester region, Central region, Lower Merrimack region and Upper Valley region.
Founded
1990
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Large
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Founded in 1971, the mission of Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of well-coached Olympic-type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Massachusetts also provides athletes with continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, prepare for entry into school and community programs, express courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics Athletes, and the community.
Founded
1977
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Small
Play Unified
Special Olympics transforms lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere. We are the world's largest sports organization: with nearly 4 million athletes in more than 170 countries -- more than 15,312 athletes here in Missouri. We are also a global social movement. With initiatives to activate youth, engage individuals with intellectual disabilities, build communities, and improve the health of our athletes - we're changing the game for people young and old and asking you to be a part of it all.
Founded
1974
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Medium
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Founded in 1974, Special Olympics Tennessee (SOTN) provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. SOTN strives to empower the people we serve by helping them to realize their full potential and develop skills through year-round sports training and competition. Special Olympics Tennessee conducts 17 different sports throughout the year and supports 32 area programs that include all Tennessee counties.
Founded
1974
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Medium
Advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity
The Women's Sports Foundation is an educational organization founded in 1974 by tennis legend Billie Jean King. Our mission is to advance the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity. One of the top five public grant-giving women's funds in the United States, the Foundation distributes $10,000-20,000 per week from operating dollars to provide opportunities for socioeconomically underprivileged and inactive girls to participate in sports and physical activity. The Foundation works for equal opportunity for our daughters to play sports so they, too, can derive the psychological, physiological and sociological benefits of sports participation.
Founded
1983
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Large
Genuine Jersey Pride!
Special Olympics New Jersey provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. In New Jersey, athletes participate in alpine skiing, aquatics, basketball, bocce, bowling, cross-country skiing, cycling, equestrian, flag football, floor hockey, golf, gymnastics, motor activities training, powerlifting, sailing, speed skating, snow boarding, snow shoeing, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.
Founded
1955
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Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
Established in 1854, the YMCA of Pittsburgh builds strong kids, strong families, strong communities through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh is a nationally affiliated character building social services agency focusing on program services for individuals and families. Christian in its heritage, it is ecumenical in its delivery of services and its membership. The YMCA assists people in learning the skills and attitudes that will enrich their lives, lead them to interracial and intergenerational understanding and to realize their full potential as members of this community. The YMCA emphasizes development of the whole person as embodied in the YMCA symbol, the triangle, signifying the union of the spirit, the mind and the body.
Founded
2008
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Large
We shrink the time between disaster and recovery.
St. Bernard Project (SBP) was founded in March 2006 by Zack Rosenburg and Liz McCartney after the couple, who originally lived in Washington, D.C., volunteered in Louisiana's St. Bernard Parish following Hurricane Katrina. The parish, located just outside of New Orleans, was rendered 100% uninhabitable by Katrina's floodwaters. Seeing the inefficiency and unbearably slow progress of the institutional - or “traditional” rebuilding process, but inspired by the residents' collective spirit and fierce determination to rebuild, Zack and Liz launched SBP to help them achieve their recovery goals. With the tremendous support of donors, volunteers and corporate partners, SBP has grown from a three-person volunteer team into a national organization, recognized as a leader in disaster resilience and recovery, whose mission is to shrink time between disaster and recovery.
Founded
1952
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Large
Be part of something great!
Founded in 1913, The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus (JCC) is a human service organization offering a varied program that is largely Jewish in nature. It is committed to enhancing the quality of family life and promoting the physical, intellectual and spiritual wellness of the individual. It provides health-related activities and cultural and educational programs that reflect the Jewish heritage. Although primarily a membership organization, the JCC also delivers services to the community at large, including populations at risk. Through its wide array of programs, the JCC pursues its mission of strengthening the individual, family and community.
Founded
1997
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Medium
Raising money to help people with physical disabilities pursue an active lifestyle
Established in 1997, the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) is a unique organization that recognizes the athletic greatness inherent in all people with physical challenges and supports their athletic endeavors by providing grants for training, competition and equipment needs. CAF programs include Access for Athletes, providing funding and support for physically challenged athletes; Catch a Rising Star, a fitness and mentoring program; Operation Rebound, providing post-rehabilitation support and mentorship to American soldiers and veterans; Emmanuel Fund, supporting Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's efforts to change conditions for the physically challenged in Ghana; and Reach High, conducting outreach to inspire and educate people with physical challenges and our communities.
Founded
2001
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Tiny
Rebuilding burnt bridges - connecting victims with life
The purpose of The Association for Firefighters & Paramedics (AFP) is to support the work of crucial burn centers, fund patient care, provide burn medical education and support injury prevention initiatives and community burn awareness programs. AFP believes it is our community duty to protect those who are most vulnerable and most at risk, contributing grants and gifts to burn victims and burn programs at hospitals throughout the United States for the purpose of treating burn patients. AFP's board directs much needed funds to help the survivors of catastrophic fires.
Founded
1942
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Medium
Eliminating racism, empowering women
YWCA Greater Cleveland, established in 1868, is a unique and vital community resource in Northeast Ohio committed to eliminating racism and empowering women. Although the YWCA is committed to the empowerment of women, our organization is not comprised of only women -- or serving only women. The YWCA has women and men as members, volunteers, supporters and leaders of the organization. Our programs serve women and men, young adults, adolescents and children. We also provide services to other nonprofit organizations and the business community.
Founded
1944
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Large
For youth development, for healthy living, for social responsibility
As a community-based organization, the YMCA and JCC of Greater Toledo reflects the needs and values of the communities it serves. The mission of the YMCA of Greater Toledo is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Likewise, the mission of the Jewish Community Center of Toledo is to serve the needs of the entire community in a manner consistent with Jewish values. Founded in 1865, the YMCA and JCC of Greater Toledo enhances the general welfare of the community through a variety of spiritual, social, mental and physical activities.
Founded
1944
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Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
Founded in 1854, the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is a community service organization dedicated to putting Christian principles into practice through programs that enhance personal growth and improve the health of spirit, mind and body for all. At the root of our mission is a commitment to character development and the four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Throughout Indianapolis, our twelve YMCA branches serve more than 171,000 people from diverse communities- providing over $6 million in scholarships, program subsidies, and underwritten programs in low-income communities.
Founded
1938
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Large
For youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
The YMCA of DeKalb County has grown into a socially responsible organization that focuses on youth development and encouraging healthy lifestyles throughout the entire DeKalb County area. Our two locations include the Main Street YMCA founded in 1914 and the North Street YMCA, which was built in 1996. Through our partnerships and working relations with numerous community organizations, the YMCA of DeKalb County serves thousands of people annually.
Founded
1972
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Medium
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Special Olympics Indiana provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in more than 20 Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, offering them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. We reach nearly 10,000 athletes across Indiana. Special Olympics Indiana is part of the international network of accredited Special Olympics Programs that reaches more than 2.5 million athletes with intellectual disabilities worldwide.
Founded
1923
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Giant
Enriching Lives and Building Community
JCC Chicago is dedicated to ensuring a strong and vibrant Jewish life and community for generations to come. Through a mix of formal and informal education, recreational and cultural activities, JCC Chicago provides quality experiences that enrich the lives of individuals, families and the community at large. Our award-winning preschool programs, summer camps and the wide array of enriching activities we offer, provide opportunities to Bring Jewish Values to Life through innovative programs designed to meet the needs of everyone from infants to adults. Founded in 1903 to serve the needs of the burgeoning population of Jewish immigrants in Chicago, JCC today serves more than 24,000 Chicago area children, adults and families each year.
Founded
1946
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Large
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
The McGaw YMCA is an open, charitable membership association that promotes growth in spirit, mind and body through programs and services for all. Founded in 1885 to "promote mental, moral, physical and social welfare," the Evanston YMCA remains true to the spirit of that mission today, although we have expanded to serve everyone in our diverse community. The Evanston YMCA was renamed the McGaw YMCA in 1984 in appreciation of a major gift from the Foster McGaw family. With more than 10,000 members, we serve an estimated 20,000 people in our community each year.
Founded
1936
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Large
Cultivate Character
The Greater Joliet Area YMCA is a charitable organization that has been serving Will County and its surrounding areas for more than 84 years. Our focus is to provide programs and services that build healthy relationships among children, adults and families to strengthen our community. Out of nearly 20,000 participants, the YMCA provides financial assistance to 1 out of 5 individuals. Our mission is to put Christian Principles into practice by developing relationships among all persons and providing programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body.
Founded
1941
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Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
Since 1858, the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago has contributed to the lives of girls, boys, women and men of all ages, races, religions and economic backgrounds. Whether teaching children to swim, rescuing young men from gangs, training adults for the workforce, providing expectant mothers with prenatal care or serving transients with housing and supportive care, YMCAs collaborate with public service providers, government agencies, churches and neighborhood associations to improve life quality and encourage individual achievement. The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago operates 21 fitness centers, four resident camps, seven human service centers, five single room housing residences, four senior housing centers, and one supportive housing for young adult males.
Founded
1958
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Medium
Eliminating racism. Empowering women.
Founded in 1947, YWCA Evanston/North Shore is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity. With a unique focus on women and girls in our community, YWCA Evanston/North Shore makes a difference in the lives of women, children, and families by working to end domestic violence against women and children, nurturing women's economic empowerment and leadership, fostering racial, gender and economic equity, and empowering youth through swimming. We empower thousands of individuals to transform their lives and make our communities more just and equitable for all their members.
Founded
1960
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Medium
For Youth Development. For Healthy Living. For Social Responsibility.
Founded in 1964, The Kishwaukee Family YMCA works to promote Christian principles through quality services and facilities. We strive to enrich the Spirit, Mind and Body of all of our participants, especially families and children, regardless of ability to pay. Our programs focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
Founded
1971
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Small
For Youth Development. For Healthy Living. For Social Responsibility.
Founded in 1970, The Pav YMCA works to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. The Pav YMCA offers: an indoor family/lap swimming pool, sauna & whirlpool, complete wellness/fitness center, 1/10-mile indoor track, full-court gymnasium, two racquetball courts, dance studio, climbing wall/challenge course, outdoor basketball court, childcare, massage therapy and babysitting services.
Founded
1977
Size
Tiny
We lead, we inspire, we win
Founded in 1948, the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) provides qualified individuals with physical disabilities the opportunity to play, learn and compete in the sport of wheelchair basketball. NWBA's core values will guide us in achieving our vision and mission: we value unequivocal excellence in all aspects of the organization; we strive for excellence with integrity and respect; we recognize our rich tradition as a solid foundation; we celebrate the development of our members and our community; and we believe in the pursuit of competitive excellence always.
Founded
1977
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Medium
#SOLImitless
Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities solving the global injustice, isolation, intolerance and inactivity they face. Special Olympics Illinois provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for over 22,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. We are also actively working in schools & communities to change public perceptions about people with intellectual disabilities and end bullying.
Founded
1983
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Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
The National Council of YMCAs of the USA (YMCA of the USA) is the national resource office for the nation's YMCAs. Located in Chicago, with satellite offices across the country, the YMCA of the USA exists to serve YMCAs. America's 2,686 YMCAs serve more than 21 million people each year, uniting men, women and children of all ages, races, faiths, backgrounds, abilities and income levels. At the heart of community life across America, mission-driven YMCAs are a place to belong and to live the values that guide and unite our members: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. From cities to suburbs to small towns, YMCAs serve America's children, families and communities by building healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Founded
1987
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Giant
Making Military Life Easier
Mission: The Armed Services YMCA enhances the lives of military members and their families in spirit, mind and body through programs relevant to the unique challenges of military life.The mission is carried out in cooperation with the military. For more than 150 years, the Armed Services YMCA has been making military life easier for our Troops and their Families. Whether they are single, married, Active, Guard or Reserve, it's all about them and providing them a quality of life commensurate with their service to the Nation. Today, in close partnership with senior military leaders, the focus of our low/no-cost programs and services is on the young, Junior Enlisted Troops and Families, as they are the ones most in need.
Founded
1990
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Giant
The nation's food bank network
Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger.
Founded
1995
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Giant
Soccer for Social Change
The mission of the U.S. Soccer Foundation is to enhance, assist and grow the sport of soccer in the United States with a special emphasis on underserved communities. We view soccer as a powerful vehicle for social change. By supporting the development of places to play, places to grow and places to learn, our goal is to ensure that children in underserved communities have easy and affordable access to quality soccer programs that support their physical and personal development.
Founded
2003
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Tiny
Reduce the number of Law Enforcement officers injured and killed in the line of duty
The Disabled Police and Sheriffs Foundation works to reduce the number of Law Enforcement Officers injured and killed in the line of duty through training and education and support those who risk their lives every day for the safety of our community. With your help, DPSF offers advanced training programs to help law enforcement officers remain safe as they perform their duties, provide assistance to disabled officers and supports the families of officers killed in the line of duty.
Founded
2004
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Giant
Supporting Auburn University Athletics
The Tigers Unlimited Foundation provides support for Auburn University intercollegiate athletics. The Foundation supports extracurricular sports programs and activities including athletic scholarships, athletic program enhancements, athletic-related equipment purchases, and construction of athletic facilities.
Founded
1938
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Large
All for Fun. Fun for All
The Stevens Family YMCA's mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The YMCA promotes the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility through programs that help build a healthy spirit, mind, and body. All people are welcomed to the YMCA, where we strive to build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities. The Stephens Family YMCA is a leading nonprofit community service organization, serving Champaign, Urbana, Savoy and the surrounding communities with health and fitness facilities, day camps, and numerous child-care locations.
Founded
1946
Size
Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit is a values-based human development organization serving southeastern Michigan. A part of the worldwide YMCA movement, the YMCA of Metro Detroit is committed to strengthening and enriching the development of kids, families, and the community. The YMCA focuses special attention on children and families. It is a safe haven for young people who may otherwise be unsupervised and in need of guidance, encouragement and nurturing. Our child development, teen and camping programs are crafted to build the spirit, mind and body in a positive atmosphere and a secure environment. We offer academic, nutrition and career support for youth, and serve more than 3,500 in nursery, pre-kindergarten and after school child care.
Founded
1942
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Giant
Youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility
The mission of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy mind, spirit, and body for all. Founded in 1869, the YMCA is composed of six branches that serve over 96,000 residents in the Greater Grand Rapids community. YMCA core programs include: childcare, education/leadership, swim/sports/play, camp, family time, sports/recreation, group interests, social services, global services, volunteerism/giving, and advocacy. All program curricula is structured to develop the YMCA's core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and inclusion. The vision of the YMCA is to be the leader in strengthening the foundations of the community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
Founded
1972
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Large
Be a fan
The mission of Special Olympics Michigan is to provide sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for the children and adults with intellectual disabilities who live in our state. Athletes are given continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness; demonstrate courage; experience joy; and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. More than 16,000 athletes participate in Special Olympics Michigan programs. Michigan has one of the largest programs in the U.S. Through Special Olympics, athletes gain self-confidence and prove their own capabilities. Special Olympics Michigan is not just training for sports--it's training for life.
Founded
1998
Size
Tiny
Education is the answer
The Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) seeks to create and support educational programs for the betterment of both the general public and the law enforcement community. We do this through programs including the Project SafeKids Program, which offers free child identification CD-ROMs to concerned parents at local community events. Students on Sobriety (S.O.S) educates teens about the legal, financial and human costs of drinking and driving. Our 911 Your Friend video teaches children what to expect when they dial 911 in an emergency. We also award a scholarship for students interested in pursuing a career in Public Safety and all of its related fields.
Founded
1942
Size
Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
The YMCA of the Fox Cities seeks to put Christian principles into practice by promoting youth, adult and family activities that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. During 2007 we provided licensed child care and educational programs for kids ages 6 weeks through 12 years. We provided swimming and sports instruction, values training and recreational activities in a wholesome environment to all skill levels for youth and adults. In addition, we provided therapeutic and rehabilitative programming to arthritic, cardiac, disabled and other special needs population. Our special population programs and workshops, targeting teens, older adults and families are designed to provide training in basic life skills such as leadership, coping, nutrition and decision making.
Founded
1945
Size
Medium
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
The YMCA of Dane County builds strong communities through programs that promote healthy lifestyles for the spirit, mind and body. The YMCA of Dane County has been serving the community for more than 120 years. In the Dane County area, three YMCA Branch locations and over 30 program sites provide character enrichment and fun activities for people of all ages, cultures and abilities. We are making headlines with our values based programs such as childcare, swimming, youth sports, health, wellness and teen programs.
Founded
1937
Size
Medium
Eliminating racism, empowering women
YWCA of Greater Green Bay is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Since 1919, YWCA of Greater Green Bay has strived to meet the changing needs of women and girls in our community. Today, more than 7,000 women and children benefit from YWCA services annually. Our programs assist women in finding work, guide children toward positive life choices, provide life-saving swimming lessons and much more.
Founded
1982
Size
Medium
Be a fan
Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) is a statewide organization providing persons with cognitive disabilities year-round sports training and competition. Individuals who are at least eight years old and are identified as having a cognitive disability are eligible for participation. With seven Area offices throughout the state, Special Olympics Wisconsin serves nearly 10,000 athletes in nearly 189 communities statewide. SOWI's mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with cognitive disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Founded
1974
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Small
Offering children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and competition
Special Olympics Minnesota offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and competition. Through Special Olympics' athletic, health and leadership programs, people with intellectual disabilities transform themselves, their communities and the world. Special Olympics Minnesota is founded on the belief that people with intellectual disabilities can, with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy and benefit from participation in individual and team sports, adapted as necessary to meet the needs of those with intellectual and physical disabilities. Special Olympics Minnesota believes that consistent training is essential to the development of sports skills, and that competition among those of equal abilities is the most appropriate means of testing these skills, measuring progress and providing incentives for personal growth.
Founded
2000
Size
Tiny
Learn. Grow. Play.
Founded in 2000, Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center works to provide opportunities for social, physical and cultural growth. We offer fitness and aquatics programs, and also house the Historic Holmes Theatre.
Founded
1938
Size
Giant
The Y--For Youth Development. For Healthy Living. For Social Responsibility
Founded in 1868, the YMCA of Greater Des Moines has been a constant in the changing horizon of the Des Moines area. Central Iowa has embraced the YMCA because we pride ourselves on our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. The YMCA puts Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The YMCA of Greater Des Moines has grown to 11 branches a permanent supportive housing campus and Y Camp serving over 95,000 individuals.
Founded
1942
Size
Large
Building a stronger Eastern Iowa since 1858
The Scott County Family Y has served the Quad Cities since 1858. Our mission is to put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We provide programs and services to assist each individual to overcome their most immediate obstacle to reach their God given potential. We accomplish our mission by demonstrating and teaching the character traits of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Efforts to fulfill our mission are evident in the programs and services we provide via our YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln, YMCA childcare services and our four YMCA facilities: Davenport Family YMCA, North Family YMCA, West Family YMCA and Bettendorf Family YMCA.
Founded
1988
Size
Tiny
Igniting the competitive spirit of Iowans for sports, recreation and health
The Iowa Sports Foundation (ISF) mission is to provide sports, recreation, health and wellness opportunities for Iowans of all abilities. ISF promotes amateur sports within the state of Iowa as well as hosts international and national Olympic competition exhibitions and tryouts that qualify for recognition for state games by the US Olympic Committee and the president's council on physical fitness and sports.
Founded
1999
Size
Tiny
Serving, protecting and promoting wrestling since 1928
The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA), established in 1928, is a professional organization dedicated to serve and provide leadership for the advancement of all levels of the sport of wrestling with primary emphasis on scholastic and collegiate wrestling programs. The NWCA, through its organizational structure, promotes communication, recognition achievement, recommends rules and regulations, sponsors events and serves as an educational and informational source. Additionally, the NWCA strives to foster the sportsmanship and integrity that are the cornerstones of athletic competition.
Founded
1978
Size
Medium
For youth development. For healthy living. For social responsibility.
Founded in 1978, The Mexico Area Family YMCA's mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. It is a charitable community services organization that includes men, women and children of all ages, abilities, incomes, races and religions. We are dedicated to building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities by putting Christian principles into practice through programs that promote healthy lifestyles, strong values, leadership development, community interaction and international understanding.
Founded
1943
Size
Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
The YMCA of Greater Kansas City, founded on Christian principles, is an organization with an inclusive environment committed to enriching the quality of family, spiritual, social, mental and physical well-being. The YMCA is values-based, mission-driven and totally focused on building strong kids, strong families and strong communities. We serve more than 200,000 individuals and families in the metro area. Our 19 locations serve a diverse membership with a mix of programs including Health and Fitness, Aquatics, Sports, Summer Day Camps, Enrichment Programs, Child Care and Adaptive Programs.
Founded
1947
Size
Medium
Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women
The YWCA Cass Clay is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Services offered include an emergency shelter; children's services; education and employment; transitional housing; and racial justice. The YWCA is a membership organization. Its strength is in the diversity of its membership and joining together to work toward the goal of empowering women.
Founded
1942
Size
Tiny
Bringing about meaningful change in individuals and communities
The mission of the YMCA of Sioux Falls is to serve all people and to help them reach their God-given potential through the development of the spirit, mind and body. We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. Because of the Y, more young people in neighborhoods around the nation are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices. At the Y, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors, and can explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their potential. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.
Founded
1981
Size
Small
Providing year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports
The Mission of Special Olympics South Dakota is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children (8 years and older) and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Founded
1981
Size
Large
Giving high school students the opportunity to participate and compete in this unique and challenging sport
The National High School Rodeo Association was created to give high school students the opportunity to participate and compete in this unique and challenging sport. Although not recognized by high school athletics, the NHSRA offers a rodeo program that sets high school rodeo apart from other varsity sports: Athletes compete on a scale comparable to collegiate and professional rodeo competitors. The NHSRA is an independent student athletic association -- governing itself without supervision of school administrations or assistance from tax dollars. Members are fully insured, supervised and guided by adult experts. Competitors have the opportunity to acquire scholarships and grants for continuing their educational careers.
Founded
1936
Size
Giant
The Y: For Youth Development, Healthy Living and Youth Development
At the YMCA of Greater Omaha, strengthening community is our cause. We make life-changing impact to the children, adults and families we serve through programs that focus on three key areas: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.The Y provides a variety of programs that support educational achievement, alternatives to teen violence, health/wellness, chronic disease intervention, child care, summer day camp, water safety, refugee assimilation, homework help, special needs integration and family programs.The Y is open to all people regardless of their ability to pay for programs and services, and as a result we provided over $1.7 million in financial assistance in 2016. By investing in our kids, our health and our neighbors, the YMCA of Greater Omaha ensures that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to thrive-thereby strengthening our community.
Founded
1977
Size
Small
Be a fan
Special Olympics Nebraska serves over 3,000 individuals 8 to 83 years of age in over 110 communities in Nebraska. Our mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendships with their families, and other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Benefits of participation in Special Olympics include improved physical fitness and motor skills, greater self-confidence, friendships, a more positive self-image, and increased family support.
Founded
1980
Size
Small
Together, we will achieve.
Special Olympics Kansas (SOKS) began in 1970, and has grown to include more than 124 local programs and teams across the state. Today Special Olympics Kansas touches the lives of 5,580 athletes who train and compete year-round in 21 sports. In addition, free health screenings and wellness programs are available to all SOKS athletes, and to all individuals with intellectual disabilities in four regional centers across the state. Special Olympics Kansas is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports competitions, health and nutrition programs and leadership development. Offering year-round initiatives to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics Kansas is a platform for acceptance and inclusion as well as one of the largest advocates for healthy lifestyles in the state, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or cultural differences.
Founded
1977
Size
Medium
Be a fan
Special Olympics Iowa (SOIA) provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. SOIA has served Iowans with intellectual disabilities since 1968. SOIA provides training and competitions in 22 sports for more than 13,000 athletes representing each of Iowa's 99 counties. SOIA makes a positive difference in the lives of athletes, their families and communities with more than 15,000 individuals and 2,000 certified coaches who volunteer to participate in the programs.
Founded
1969
Size
Giant
Sports that creates inclusive communities throughout the world, ending intolerance, injustice, and inactivity.
Special Olympics is an international organization that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities (ID). Through sports, our athletes are seeing themselves for their abilities, not disabilities. Their world is opened with acceptance and understanding. They become confident and empowered by their accomplishments. They are also making new friends, as part of the most inclusive community on the planet -- a global community that is growing every day. Our 4.5 million Special Olympics athletes come from more than 170 countries. The goal of Special Olympics, which was founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, is to reach out to the almost 200 million people in the world with ID to offer continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.
Founded
1978
Size
Tiny
We honor those who serve and protect
Founded in 1960, the American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens (AFP&CC) assists family members and children of officers killed in the line of duty through programs of compassion, scholarship and gifts, and assists in the process of adjustment after the loss of a loved one. AFP&CC also promotes the training of police reserves; encourages a free exchange of information between men and women presently engaged in law enforcement and reserves; encourages citizens interested in volunteer law enforcement to involve themselves in their communities; aids in the national civil defense program in the event of any natural disaster or in time of war for the protection of life and property; and educates the public about the contribution made to society throughout history by law enforcement personnel.
Founded
1984
Size
Medium
Rebuilding shattered lives
Organized in 1984, Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty as determined by Federal criteria. Furthermore, COPS provides training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues and educates the public of the need to support the law enforcement profession and its survivors. COPS programs for survivors include the National Police Survivors' Conference, scholarships, peer-support at the national, state, and local levels, COPS Kids counseling reimbursement program, the COPS Kids Summer Camp, COPS Teens Outward Bound, special retreats for spouses, parents, siblings, adult children, and in-laws, trial and parole support, and other assistance programs.
Founded
1995
Size
Large
Honoring and remembering America's fallen fire heroes
The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to remember America's fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the Foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor our fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers. Since 1992, the Foundation has developed and expanded programs that fulfill that mandate. Our mission is to honor and remember America's fallen fire heroes and to provide resources to assist their survivors in rebuilding their lives.
Founded
2001
Size
Tiny
Bridging divides, developing leaders, changing perceptions
PeacePlayers International was founded in 2001 by brothers Sean and Brendan Tuohey on the premise that "children who play together can learn to live together." In its twelve years of operations, PPI has reached more than 60,000 participants and trained more than 800 youth leaders. Through a groundbreaking peacebuilding-and-leadership development curriculum, PeacePlayers International uses basketball to bring children together and teach them proven tactics for improving their communities. PeacePlayers International currently operates year-round programs in South Africa, Northern Ireland, Israel and the West Bank, and Cyprus. Additionally, through the PPI Sports and Peace Innovation Network (PPI-SPIN), a "train the trainer" program model, PPI is scaling impact in conflict areas around the globe.
Founded
1938
Size
Giant
Helping prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies
Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. We bring shelter, food and comfort to those affected by disasters, large and small. We collect lifesaving donated blood and supply it to patients in need. We provide support to our men and women in military bases around the world, and to the families they leave behind. We train communities in CPR, first aid and other skills that save lives. And we assist our neighbors abroad with critical disaster response, preparedness and disease prevention efforts. We are able to do all this by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Founded
1937
Size
Large
Promoting Jewish continuity and identity
The Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (BJCCGW) is one of the largest metropolitan JCCs in the country. Our mission is to promote Jewish continuity and identity, and create community in an atmosphere of warmth and meaning. We inspire and connect people of all ages and backgrounds through educational, cultural and recreational opportunities in a welcoming and inclusive environment. The BJCCGW was created in 1913 and incorporated in 1923. Today, the BJCC's programs and facilities serve more than 2,500 people of varying backgrounds and ages each day. With more than 2,000 diverse programs, services and classes offered each year, every individual and family can create their own personal JCC experience.
Founded
1942
Size
Small
Eliminating racism, empowering women.
Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Central Virginia is dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women's organization in the world. Across the globe, we have more than 25 million members in 122 countries, including 2 million members in 300 local associations in the United States. We provide safe places for women and girls, build strong women leaders, and advocate for women's rights and civil rights in Congress.
Founded
1937
Size
Medium
Helping women and children in the Richmond area since 1887.
Since 1887, the YWCA of Richmond has been helping women and children in our community. We are a safe haven for those escaping from violence and provide a head start for children's education. We recognize the profound impact of women in our community with our annual Outstanding Women Awards. Plus, we do it all with a mission of caring for those most in need and providing equal opportunities for women, children and families of all ages, races, and income levels.
Founded
1957
Size
Giant
Strengthening Community for 120 years
The Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA strives to be a leading family advocate in the community, inclusive and open to all people, responsive to community needs, committed to building character, wellness and fellowship through programs which promote moral and ethical values, and bring all members of our community together for the common good. The mission of the YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. We work together with communities to provide programs like Before and After School Child Care, Preschool, Day Camps, Swimming and Swim Lessons, Family Activities, Sports for adults and children, Art programs, Health and Exercise, specialty programs for teens and older adults, and many more.
Founded
1983
Size
Large
Be a fan.
Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. By using sport as a vehicle for social change, Special Olympics Virginia strives to create opportunities for meaningful interaction and self-discovery for everyone. The organization's goal is to open the heart and mind of every Virginian to the value and abilities of persons with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Virginia is the state program of Special Olympics Incorporated.
Founded
1984
Size
Large
Goods for the Greater Good
Good360's mission is to transform lives by providing hope, dignity, and a sense of renewed possibility to individuals, families, and communities impacted by disasters or other challenging life circumstances who, without us, would struggle to find that hope.As the global leader in product philanthropy and purposeful giving, we partner with socially responsible companies to source highly needed goods and distribute them through our network of diverse nonprofits that support people in need. Established 34 years ago, Good360 serves a network of more than 57,000 nonprofit organizations and has distributed over $9 billion in goods to those in need.
Founded
2000
Size
Small
Spreading hope across the nation and at home.
God's Pit Crew is ready, trained and prepared to respond to the seemingly increased threats of natural disasters and major crises. God's Pit Crew has delivered and helped distribute tens of millions of pounds of relief supplies (water, hygiene items, cleaning supplies, food, diapers, etc) into disaster areas. Our volunteers have cut thousands of trees off of people's homes, gutted houses, patched roofs, totally rebuilt homes and churches and they have prayed with people and given them hope in their time of need.
Founded
1943
Size
Small
For youth development, for healthy living, for social responsibility.
The mission of the Eden Family YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. As YMCA staff and volunteers, putting this mission into practice is our biggest challenge. There are many ways we do this in the YMCA with a variety of programs. Helping individuals clarify their values and finding a faith for everyday living is an important part of meeting our mission.
Founded
1973
Size
Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
The YMCA of Greater Charlotte was founded in November of 1874 to help young men grow in spirit, mind and body. We are dedicated to putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. The YMCA's holistic approach to wellness is designed to strengthen kids, families and communities and to emphasize the character values of honesty, caring, responsibility, respect and faith. We provide thousands of programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body in the following categories: aquatics; arts and performing arts; child care, including afterschool and day camp; resident camp; fitness and wellness; sports; and special programs and events. Our programs are designed to help you, your family and your community grow.
Founded
1972
Size
Medium
Play Unified!
The mission of Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. In North Carolina, the first SONC Summer Games were held in 1970 in Burlington. Currently, Special Olympics programs exist in just about every community in North Carolina reaching nearly 40,000 athletes.
Founded
1937
Size
Giant
Building healthy spirit, mind, and body for all
The YMCA was founded in 1844 in London, England and was first formed in Greenville, South Carolina in 1876. Part of a worldwide movement, the Y puts Christian principles into practice by teaching and modeling the values of CARING, RESPECT, HONESTY and RESPONSIBILITY and by programs that promote good health, strong families, youth leadership and community and international understanding. YMCAs are for people of all faiths, races, abilities, ages and incomes. No one is turned away for inability to pay. YMCAs are at work in more than 120 countries around the world, serving more than 30 million people.
Founded
1979
Size
Small
Be a fan
Special Olympics South Carolina provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts skills and friendships with their families, and other Special Olympics Athletes and the community. Special Olympics is founded on the belief that people with intellectual disabilities can, with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy and benefit from participation in individual and team sports.
Founded
1956
Size
Giant
Building and strengthening the quality of life in Atlanta
The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA), founded in 1910, strives to create a positive environment in which to build and strengthen the quality of life in Atlanta and to foster and develop the highest ideal of American citizenship. The center welcomes the participation of everyone within the Jewish and general community regardless of age, ethnicity, ability or income. The MJCCA serves many vulnerable populations such as people with developmental disabilities, frail older adults, working families, and children. The center offers programming for ages ranging from six weeks of age to seniors over fifty. Program departments provide a wide variety of educational, cultural, artistic, vocational, social, civic, physical and general recreational activities.
Founded
1942
Size
Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
First opened in 1858, the YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta, reflecting its Judeo-Christian heritage, is an association of volunteers, members and staff open to and serving all, providing programs and services which develop spirit, mind, and body. The YMCA actively seeks to identify and involve those in need. We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities by enriching the lives of all people in spirit, mind, and body. All YMCA programs are anchored in ideals such as core character values and leadership development, providing programs that serve the needs of the community and enrich individuals.
Founded
1959
Size
Medium
For youth development. For healthy living. For social responsibility.
Since its inception in 1916, the Moultrie YMCA has stood tall as a major asset in the life of Colquitt County and the surrounding area. The Moultrie Y had its beginnings in a one building facility on a lot in downtown Moultrie. Today, the Moultrie Y features two buildings and 37-acres of playing fields. The growth of the Y has been driven by a strong commitment to assessing the needs of the community and to responding with quality programs and services. Open to all, Y programs and services are under girded by Christian virtues. The goal of the Y is to provide an opportunity for individuals and families to enjoy each other while participating in activities couched in an atmosphere of Honesty, Responsibility, Caring and Respect.
Founded
1979
Size
Small
Promoting the constitutional Office of Sheriff
The mission of the Georgia Sheriffs' Association is to promote and further professionalize the Office of Sheriff in order to enhance public safety throughout Georgia. Since its beginning in 1957, the Georgia Sheriffs' Association has engaged in a variety of activities and provided many services: annual training events for Georgia sheriffs and related personnel, and other valuable crime prevention programs; advocacy at the Georgia General Assembly for tough crime control measures and laws that promote professionalism and enhanced effectiveness of your Office of Sheriff; and sponsor of the Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes which provides full-time residential care for the abused, abandoned, and neglected children in the state.
Founded
1984
Size
Large
For youth development. For healthy living. For social responsibility.
The Cannon Memorial YMCA strengthens the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, family time, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do. With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, we ensure that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.
Founded
1946
Size
Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
At the Central Florida YMCA, we believe that our Family Centers are today's third places, and we know that the communities where our Family Centers exist are healthier and stronger because of it. We offer a variety of programs and services to our members and the community. Our programs are designed to promote the development of spirit, mind and body. They promote fitness, and positive values and behavior. The YMCA is a safe, positive place where families can bond and create new bonds with other people they meet at the YMCA. The YMCA came to Central Florida in 1887. Today, the Central Florida YMCA operates 27 YMCA Family Centers in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Marion and Brevard counties.
Founded
1970
Size
Large
Strengthening the foundations of our community
Founded in 1970, the YMCA of Northwest Florida's mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The YMCA of Northwest Florida serves Escambia and Santa Rosa counties creating opportunities for men, women and children of all ages and backgrounds to come together to learn, grow and thrive. As the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, we welcome a diverse membership that includes all ages, genders, races, religions, abilities and incomes.
Founded
1981
Size
Large
The Y: We're for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
Since 1920, the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg has helped people in our community and has met the ever-changing needs of children, families, and our surrounding communities. Our commitment to living our charitable mission each day keeps us strong and focused. Our mission is to put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body. Our commitment to our mission is exemplified by embracing these organizational values that set us apart as the preeminent family service organization in the community: integrity, strengthening families, respect, compassion and welfare. The YMCA incorporates its core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith in its policies, programs, and partnerships.
Founded
1966
Size
Giant
Strengthening the foundations of community
At the YMCA of the Suncoast strengthening community is our cause. The Y is a cause-driven, charitable organization that stands for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Every day we work side by side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. The 8 locations of YMCA of the Suncoast serve more than 84,000 members and program participants in Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus counties. We are the largest provider of school-age child care in Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties, serving more than 5,000 children daily in over 50 locations with before and after school care, holiday camps and summer camps.
Founded
1990
Size
Tiny
The national governing body of organized water skiing in the United States.
USA Water Ski is the national governing body of organized water skiing in the United States. From the beginning, USA Water Ski has had a dual mission of promoting the growth and development of recreational water skiing, and organizing and governing the sport of competitive water skiing. Headquartered in Polk City, Fla., the staff serves more than 15,000 members across the country. Nearly 80 percent of USA Water Ski's members are involved in tournament competition each year; the remainder are recreational water skiers.
Founded
1971
Size
Medium
An association for professionals in law enforcement
Founded in 1967, the National Association of Chiefs of Police (NACOP) promotes and supports the law enforcement profession through a variety of programs and services. NACOP encourages leadership of command law enforcement and private security within the United States and her territories. NACOP encourages a free exchange of information between men and women presently engaged in law enforcement, reserves, security, etc., through publications, meetings, regional training, research endeavors, films and study courses. It also creates the opportunity to recognize and encourage citizens and law enforcement officers for their community deeds of bravery and valor through the medium of an awards program.
Founded
1973
Size
Large
For youth development, for healthy living, for social responsibility
The mission of the YMCA of South Palm Beach County is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The YMCA is the nation's leading nonprofit for strengthening communities through programs and services that nurture and enrich the lives of our youth, promote healthy living and embed the ideals of social responsibility. In addition, the YMCA of South Palm Beach County's has several strategic initiatives, including: Drowning Prevention, Y Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), Healthy Eating Physical Activity (HEPA) guidelines and Education Enrichment.
Founded
1976
Size
Giant
The Sky Family YMCA
Founded in 1976, the SKY Family YMCA is an inclusive, nonprofit organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. The SKY Family YMCA is an intergenerational community hub with programs, services and resources available to all persons, regardless of status or ability to pay, that will enable them to improve their quality of life.
Founded
1977
Size
Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
Founded in 1889, the Tampa YMCA is the oldest human services organization in Hillsborough County and a leader in providing innovative programs to build health in spirit, mind and body. The Tampa YMCA serves more than 140,000 people annually with an array of services, including child care, parent-child programs, teen development, summer programs, youth educational/employment programs, foster care, family resource centers and wellness programs for all ages and abilities. Facilities and programs include nine full service family centers, six express wellness facilities, an outdoor adventure camp, two The First Tee of Tampa sites, five program sites, 37 Success After School sites and more than 100 collaborative partners in nine project initiatives.
Founded
1983
Size
Small
Providing aid to Tampa Bay area charities through fundraising events centered around professional golf.
Founded in 1977, Copperhead Charities supports charities in the Tampa Bay area through professional golf tournaments. The members of Copperhead Charities are Tampa Bay community and business leaders whose two-fold goal is to provide a first-class professional golf tournament and raise funds for local charities. More than 50 Tampa Bay area charities actively participate in the Tampa Bay Championship through Birdies for Tampa Bay Charities. From 1977-2016, over $36 million has been donated to 100+ charities.
Founded
1992
Size
Medium
Empowering and supporting girls and women
Established in 1991, The LPGA Foundation empowers and support girls and women through developmental and humanitarian golf initiatives. We aim to be a leader in improving the lives of girls and women through the game of golf. The LPGA Foundation has four main goals: to develop and maintain junior golf programs across the country; to develop and maintain scholarship programs for junior golfers; to maintain a financial assistance fund for those in the golf industry; and to conduct research and develop educational activities related to golf instruction. The LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, one of the Foundation's programs, has established The LPGA Foundation as a leader in the golf industry in youth initiatives.
Founded
1998
Size
Tiny
Providing financial assistance to disabled and regularly retired officers
The Disabled Police Officers of America (DPOA), formerly known as the Disabled and Retired Police Officers Educational Fund (DRPOEF), was established in 1998. The DPOA mission is to provide financial assistance to disabled and regularly retired officers to pursue the academic degree or vocational training required to obtain civilian employment following their retirement from law enforcement. In addition the DPOA provides financial assistance for a variety of uses to help retired and disabled officers though a short-term financial crisis. Requests for assistance have ranged from help paying for medications, utility bills, rent, and emergency repairs.
Founded
2006
Size
Large
For Youth Development, For Healthy Living, For Social Responsibility
Guided by the YMCA of the USA, a group of Northfield community members joined together in the spring of 2005 to form the Northfield Area Family YMCA. Initially known as the “Y Northfield Committee,” this enthusiastic group led a community-wide effort to launch the YMCA you see today including offices, a Health and Wellness Center in the Northfield Retirement Community, and programs running in over twenty different locations around town. We aspire to be a premier gathering place for our community. We will work as a trusted partner and collaborator with the many other organizations in our community that provide programs and services to enrich Northfield, building a healthier, more active and more engaged community.
Founded
1964
Size
Giant
At the Y, strengthening community is our cause.
Founded in 1853, the YMCA of Central Kentucky strives to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That's why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors in our communities to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
Founded
1967
Size
Small
Serving the Jewish people locally, in Israel, and throughout the world
Founded in 1992, the Knoxville Jewish Alliance (KJA) is a single organization that runs both our local Arnstein Jewish Community Center and our local Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) affiliate. KJA's mission is to serve the Jewish people locally, in Israel, and throughout the world.
Founded
1942
Size
Small
Eliminating racism. Empowering women.
The YWCA Knoxville is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Women come to us in times of crisis, as survivors of rape or domestic violence, and for housing as they transition to a permanent living situation. We work to help them become independent by providing career counseling and support. They come for help meeting health-related goals. They come for after-school and summer programming for their children. They come for a variety of reasons. But they come. And they leave with a renewed spirit, new skills, and stronger lives.
Founded
1942
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Large
Eliminating racism, empowering women
It is the vision of the YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee to focus on women and girls who desire to create a better quality of life for themselves and/or their families, to achieve self-sufficiency, and to increase their financial strength. The YWCA will also be a spokesperson for those women who have no voice. Further, we will raise the awareness and diminish the incidence of violence and racism.
Founded
1968
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Dedicated to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living & social responsibility
Our mission: A worldwide charitable fellowship united by a common loyalty to Jesus Christ for the purpose of helping people grow in spirit, mind and body. For more than 140 years, the YMCA of Middle Tennessee has been giving people of all ages the tools they need to learn, grow and thrive. With 15 centers and hundreds of program locations, the YMCA reaches 268,000 people--nearly a third of them children--in Middle Tennessee-by nurturing the potential of children and teens, improving the community's health and well-being and providing opportunities to serve others and support our neighbors.
Founded
1991
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Tiny
Be the change. Volunteer.
Hands On Nashville's mission is to meet community needs through volunteerism. We connect volunteers to critical issues facing the Middle Tennessee community - like hunger, homelessness, and environmental issues - and we've been at it for more than 20 years. It all started with one Nashvillian's desire to find meaningful ways for people to volunteer back in 1991. Today, we're one of the largest volunteer resource centers in the world. In 2012, HON connected or referred 117,500 volunteers to more than 4,000 service opportunities.
Founded
1994
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Helping those who have been caught up in a natural disaster
Incorporated in 1994, Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort immediately responds to any major disaster in the continental United States by sending truckloads of emergency food, water, cleaning, and other supplies to disaster victims. The organization has distributed more than $106 million in emergency food and supplies in response to 301 disasters in 42 states. Churches of Christ Disaster Relief only works through the local Church of Christ in the community or town, where the disaster has occurred. If there is no Church of Christ in the town, Disaster Relief will contact the nearest town that has a Church of Christ and ask for help. Supplies will be distributed by this congregation in the name of the Lord to anyone who has been affected by the disaster regardless of race, color, creed, or religion.
Founded
1959
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Tiny
For Youth Development, For Healthy Living, For Social Responsibility
The mission of the YMCA of Calhoun County is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The Y provides the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every child and teen, improves the nation's health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.
Founded
1991
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Large
We bring the power of people where it's needed most.
Points of Light, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service, mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it's needed most.Under the Points of Light umbrella, you'll find the Daily Point of Light Award, the Corporate Institute, generationOn, the HandsOn Network, AmeriCorps Alums, the Conference on Volunteering and Service, All for Good, the Civic Accelerator, ServiceWorks, the Financial Opportunity Corps, and more. Check it out at www.pointsoflight.org.
Founded
1992
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Tiny
Helping victims of fire and disaster
The Firefighters Charitable Foundation's (FFCF) primary focus is to provide much needed financial assistance to individuals who have been affected by a fire or disaster, to support other disaster or prevention related charities and institutions, and volunteer fire departments. FFCF also has a nationwide volunteer brigade that acts as our eyes and ears to identify those in critical need. Since our founding in 1991, our funding assists fire and disaster victims; and supports volunteer fire departments; supports outreach programs for fire safety, first aid education and aids children in need; and delivers grants to other charitable organizations that help victims of fire.
Founded
1984
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Large
Taking care of our own
The Correctional Peace Officers (CPO) Foundation is a national organization, created in 1984. Its primary function is to preserve and support the surviving families of Correctional Officers who lose their lives in pursuit of their chosen profession of protecting the public from those remanded to correctional custody and supervision in the nation's prisons and jails. The CPO Foundation operates and maintain a general fund for the perpetuation of the memory of those Correctional Peace Officers killed in the line of duty; to provide for their spouses, children or other beneficiaries; and to promote and project a positive image of the Corrections profession, both internally and to the general public.
Founded
1985
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Giant
A driving passion to feed the world.
Convoy of Hope is a faith-based, nonprofit organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children's feeding initiatives, community outreaches and disaster response.
Founded
1996
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Small
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Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) is proud to serve over 13,000 individuals with developmental disabilities. From the Oregon border to Monterey and Tulare counties, our athletes have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of sports trainings and competitions that take place throughout the year. In order to prepare athletes for competition, they must attend a minimum of eight practices to insure they are prepared to compete. Our programs give our athletes continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skill, and friendship with their families, other athletes and the community.
Founded
1973
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Tiny
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Special Olympics Louisiana began in 1968 when 11 athletes from Belle Chasse State School competed in the first International Special Olympics Games in Chicago. The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Currently, more than 13,500 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Louisiana participate in more than 100 local competitions in the 13 SOLA Areas and state-level competitions.
Founded
1981
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Small
For youth development. For healthy living. For social responsibility.
The mission of the James J. Buquet, Jr. Bayouland YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that builds a health spirit, mind, and body for all. Through a variety of programs, including child care, camping, sports, swimming lessons, teen leadership development, senior programs, family activities, health and wellness classes, and more, we build character by emphasizing the core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, fun and friendship.
Founded
1984
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Giant
Supporting LSU Athletics
The Tiger Athletic Foundation ("TAF") is a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to supporting LSU and its Athletic Program. As the primary source of private funding for LSU athletics, TAF's mission is clear - to lead the university in building a comprehensively superior athletic program. Contributions to TAF benefit every athlete and every team at LSU through scholarship and academic awards, as well as through the construction and maintenance of athletic facilities. These projects, large and small, chart the unmistakable course to excellence. And it is the shared vision of alumni and friends of LSU that are making excellence a reality at LSU.
Founded
1996
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Tiny
Dedicated to improving the criminal justice system in Orleans Parish
Founded in 1995, the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation (NOPJF) is dedicated to supporting the people and processes of the criminal justice system in New Orleans, Louisiana. Originally established to enhance the operations and capacities of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), the Foundation has expanded its role to include other elements of the New Orleans criminal justice system. A significant role of NOPJF not foreseen at its inception was reconstruction of the New Orleans criminal justice system following Hurricane Katrina. Since Katrina, three goals have defined the NOPJF strategic vision of restoring faith in the Orleans Parish Justice System: retain and restore essential human capital; rebuild and restore critical infrastructure; and improve operational effectiveness and efficiency.
Founded
1955
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Medium
Eliminating racism. Empowering women.
YWCA Tulsa is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. We accomplish this mission locally by advocating for all Tulsans to succeed through wellness, wealth, and education. YWCA Tulsa's programs include health & wellness, immigration services, and activities for senior citizens.
Founded
1981
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Small
Law enforcement promotion and education
The Sheriffs' Association of Texas is one of the oldest law enforcement associations in the nation. The Sheriffs' Association of Texas met for the first time on August 14, 1874, in the courthouse in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas. The Sheriffs began annual training conferences in 1878. These training conferences today are the largest composite gathering of law enforcement officers in Texas. Sheriffs and other county and local law enforcement officers, federal and state officers, and major industry security personnel attend. The Association provides law enforcement promotion and education to the general public and those involved directly with public safety and law enforcement.
Founded
1962
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Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
First organized in 1886, the YMCA of Greater Houston's mission is to put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The YMCA has always stayed true to its mission, values and purpose. With 36 centers and over 300 program locations serving eleven counties, the YMCA of Greater Houston is helping to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. The YMCA is serving more than 500,000 boys and girls, men and women each year.
Founded
1958
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Small
You belong here
Shalom Austin (formerly the Jewish Community Association of Austin) knows the Jewish people of Austin will live their best lives when they can access a vibrant, thriving community of people who share a culture of common life experiences. Shalom Austin empowers the people and organizations that make a difference in our Jewish community. We provide leadership, financial support, services, facilities and connections with people and Jewish organizations throughout Austin, Israel and the world. Shalom Austin supports four main branches, including the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Federation of Greater Austin, Jewish Family Service and the Jewish Foundation of Austin & Central Texas, who are all tasked with delivering on aspects of our promise to the Austin community.
Founded
1978
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Large
#PlayUnified
Special Olympics Texas started in 1969, and has grown to become one of the largest Special Olympics programs in the world with 58,333 athletes, 4,040 coaches and 40,281 volunteers. The mission of Special Olympics Texas is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities [mental retardation], giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Founded
1982
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Giant
For Youth Development. For Healthy Living. For Social Responsibility
Founded in 1981, the dream of the YMCA of Greater Williamson County began during the 1970s when the Round Rock United Way formed a committee to study the feasibility of a community-owned and operated youth facility. The Y is dedicated to helping children reach adulthood equipped for the future; providing families with adequate child care and recreational activities they can enjoy together; and helping communities stay together to build a safer, healthier environment. Our future depends on the strength of our children, our families and our communities.
Founded
2001
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Tiny
Dedicated to enhancing public safety through education
Police Protective Fund (PPF) is a public awareness organization dedicated to enhancing public safety through education. PPF was established in 1998 by the leadership of the American Association of Police Officers, to enhance the public's understanding of law enforcer safety issues. Guided by police officers and distinguished citizens, the organization is dedicated to strengthening the safety net over which a law enforcement officer must perform their profession's perilous duties. Proceed With Caution is the centerpiece of PPF's public awareness efforts. The program addresses an issue of grave concern to public safety officials. To date, the program has reached millions of Americans with an urgent appeal to the nation's drivers that is vital to the safety of law enforcers: Proceed With Caution - Police at Work.
Founded
1937
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Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas is the largest human care organization in Dallas. Established in 1885, the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas works to put Christian values into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We will be the premier human development agency in North Texas to teach values to kids; strengthen and support families; to help teenagers make the transition into adulthood; and to create safe environments that allow individuals to develop total health. The Dallas YMCA consists of 19 branches, with an additional two camps, Camp Grady Spruce and Collin County Adventure Camp. The Dallas YMCA serves seven counties and operates an additional 100 program sites.
Founded
1942
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Small
for WOMEN and FAMILIES.
WiNGS (formerly YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas) was founded to help improve women's lives and remove barriers to self-sufficiency. We aim to lift women out of poverty, illiteracy and second-class citizenship so the whole community benefits. For 100 years, WiNGS has played a vital role in the community, continuously adapting to meet women's most critical needs. Today, we focus primarily on helping women move from poverty to self-sufficiency. WiNGS' average client is a single mother of two children with an annual income of only $26,000. Many live just above the poverty threshold, making them ineligible for public benefits but still in need of assistance to achieve self-sufficiency.
Founded
1937
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Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth was established in 1890 when Fort Worth was just a frontier town. The mission of the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth is to put Christian values into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The vision of the Fort Worth YMCA is to provide programs that are designed to help youth establish healthy, productive behavior that will enable them to succeed and serve. The Fort Worth YMCA consists of 13 branches, including our resident camp location, Camp Carter. The Fort Worth YMCA serves Hood and Tarrant County and outlying areas.
Founded
2004
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Small
Providing athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide
Good Sports helps to lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide. Youth sports programs have faced severe budget cuts in most geographies and many organizations respond by shifting the costs to families in the form of higher fees. In some communities, this can effectively exclude disadvantaged children from joining teams. By partnering with sporting goods manufacturers, Good Sports is able to provide equipment, apparel, and footwear to programs in need. This lowers their costs which helps them keep fees affordable, create more scholarships, enhance the quality of their activities, and introduce new sports into their schools or organizations.
Founded
2001
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Tiny
Serving the needs of county law enforcement nationwide
Founded in 1995, the United States Deputy Sheriffs' Association (USDSA) awards needed equipment, free of charge, to mostly rural, underfunded county law enforcement agencies. Our provided services include: emergency disaster relief of $2,000 to members killed in the line of duty; members may attend defensive tactics or tactical entry seminars; and we award equipment to departments who need it. Equipment is typically in the form of bulletproof vests, camcorders and general officer safety items.
Founded
2008
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Tiny
Great trail experiences for mountain bikers worldwide
The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is an educational association whose mission is to create, enhance and preserve great trail experiences for mountain bikers worldwide. Since 1988, IMBA has been bringing out the best in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, volunteer trailwork participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, grassroots advocacy and innovative trail management solutions. IMBA's worldwide network includes 32,000 individual members, more than 200 chapters and 300 allied non-profit organizations, more than 200 corporate partners and 800 bicycle retailers. IMBA's members live in all 50 U.S. states, most Canadian provinces and in 30 other countries.
Founded
1999
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Medium
Transforming youth sports so sports can transform youth
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a national non-profit organization founded within Stanford University's Athletic Department in 1998 with the mission to transform the culture of youth sports so every youth athlete has a positive, character-building experience. During the last 12 years, PCA has impacted more than 4 million youth through partnerships with more than 1,700 youth sports organizations, leagues, schools and cities nationwide. PCA has presented over 9,000 workshops, training more than 430,000 coaches, parents, organization leaders and athletes. PCA's Double-Goal Coach® curriculum helps coaches adapt the model that the first goal is winning and the second, more important goal is teaching life lessons through sports. PCA material for Second-Goal Parents™ trains parents to focus on children's life lessons and not the scoreboard. PCA's Triple-Impact Competitor™ program develops youth who are committed to improving themselves, their teammates and their sport as a whole.
Founded
1995
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Small
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Founded in 1970, Special Olympics Montana is a provider of year-round, statewide programs of physical fitness, sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and closely related developmental disabilities. Nearly 2,200 athletes participate in 14 Olympic-type sports throughout the year, including aquatics, gymnastics, basketball, golf, snowboarding, cycling, bowling, powerlifting and soccer. Special Olympics Montana gives children and adults continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Founded
2000
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Tiny
Promoting amateur equestrian competition
Rebecca Farm's mission is to promote amateur equestrian competition in the western United States. The Event at Rebecca Farm has become one of the largest competitions of its kind in the United States and was an important step to competing in the 2012 London Olympics. The nation's best horses and riders compete alongside horses and riders of all ages and levels from across the continent, with free admission for spectators. The sport of Eventing is best described as an equestrian triathlon with historic military ties meant to replicate what a horse and rider would go through in the cavalry. The horse and rider compete as a partnership in all aspects of horsemanship to complete the three tests as a team, with their cumulative performance determining their final standing.
Founded
2006
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Small
Enhancing quality of life through inclusive therapeutic recreation and education for people of all abilities.
Higher Ground Sun Valley (formerly Sun Valley Adaptive Sports) enhances quality of life through inclusive therapeutic recreation and education for people of all abilities. As a positive and visible fixture in the community, our programs give children, teens, adults, and veterans the opportunity to experience competition and the outdoors without limitations.Designed and executed by our staff of certified therapists and dedicated professionals, each program helps our participants build physical and social skills they can take with them for a lifetime.What sets HG apart from other adaptive sports organizations across the country is our focus on innovative and sustainable therapeutic impact. While we want our participants to have a great time, we ensure the positive changes they experience translate to every aspect of their lives.
Founded
1938
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Giant
We are for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Founded
1950
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Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
YMCA of the Rockies puts Christian principles into practice through programs, staff and facilities in an environment that builds healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We will accomplish this by serving conferences of a religious, educational, or recreational nature; providing unifying experiences for families; offering traditional summer camping experiences for boys and girls; and serving our staff with leadership opportunities and productive work experiences. Our core values are: caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith. YMCA of the Rockies owns and operates two year-round conference and family centers: Estes Park Center, near Estes Park, Colorado, adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park, and Snow Mountain Ranch, near Winter Park, Colorado. We also have Camp Chief Ouray, a traditional summer residential youth camp.
Founded
1975
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Small
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Special Olympics Colorado provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with developmental disabilities, eight years of age and older, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Special Olympics Colorado held its first event at Aurora Hinkley High School in 1969. Four hundred athletes participated in a one-day track and field meet. Today, Special Olympics Colorado serves nearly 8,500 athletes with a volunteer base of over 6,000 and provides opportunities to train and compete in over 20 Olympic-type sports year-round.
Founded
1977
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Small
Enabling the spirit through sport since 1970
The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) began in 1970 as a one-time ski lesson for children with amputations for the Children's Hospital of Denver. Today, the NSCD is one of the largest outdoor therapeutic recreation agencies in the world. The mission of the NSCD is to enable the human spirit through therapeutic sport and recreation. Each year, thousands of children and adults with disabilities take to the ski slopes, mountain trails and rivers to learn more about sports - and themselves. With specially trained staff and its own adaptive equipment lab, the NSCD teaches a variety of winter and summer sports and activities to individuals with almost any physical, cognitive, emotional, or behavioral diagnosis.
Founded
1994
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Medium
The national governing body for the Olympic shooting sports
Chartered in 1995, USA Shooting prepares American athletes to win Olympic medals, promote the shooting sports throughout the U.S., and govern the conduct of international shooting in the country. Headquartered at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado, the organization implements and manages development programs and sanctions events at the local, state, regional, and national levels. The organization has a USA Shooting News magazine publication, as well as public and member specific web sites. It also houses the Olympic Shooting Center, which is the largest indoor shooting facility in the Western Hemisphere and is used for elite and resident athlete training, competitions, national championships, coaching seminars, camps, committee meetings and local clubs.
Founded
1996
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Giant
To provide programs and services based in Jewish values and traditions
The Boulder Jewish Community Center's mission is to provide programs and services based in Jewish values and traditions in a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather to connect, exchange ideas, learn, and grow together.
Founded
1964
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Small
The fundraising arm of the U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation is the fundraising arm of the U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding. Incorporated in 1964 the Foundation raises money to support year-round athlete training, development, competition and educational needs. The money raised by the Foundation supports athletes in all disciplines of the U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding including alpine, cross country, freestyle, jumping, nordic combined and snowboarding as well as the U.S. Adaptive Ski Team.
Founded
1980
Size
Tiny
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Special Olympics New Mexico provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Children and adults with intellectual disabilities who participate in Special Olympics develop improved physical fitness and motor skills, greater self-confidence and a more positive self-image. They grow physically, mentally, and socially, and through their activities, exhibit boundless courage and enthusiasm, enjoy the rewards of friendship and ultimately discover not only new abilities and talents but "their voices" as well.
Founded
1938
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Large
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
The Valley of the Sun YMCA mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Valley of the Sun YMCA was established in 1892, and currently operates18 branches and two resident camps in the metropolitan Phoenix area. The vision of the YMCA is to be a premier provider of programs and services that enhance the quality of life for individuals and families by anticipating and responding to the evolving needs of our communities. We offer health and fitness, sports, and aquatics programs, child care, summer camps, and enrichment programs for adults.
Founded
2002
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Medium
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The mission of the Special Olympics Arizona is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. The first Special Olympics Arizona competition in 1975 consisted of a one-day track and field event with 100 athletes and 20 volunteers. Today, Special Olympics Arizona offers 22 sports, 170 programs in 15 regional areas, and five statewide competitions for 9,100 athletes and, 1,300 Class A volunteers and 5,000 day-of-event volunteers on an annual basis.
Founded
1937
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Giant
Eliminating racism, empowering women
Since 1906 the YWCA Utah has been a voice for women, a force for change, and a place for hope. Our enduring belief is that better lives for women - all women - will lead to stronger families and communities. Throughout the years the YWCA's underlying purpose has remained the same but we have changed as women have changed, as the needs of our families have changed, and as our world has changed. Since our earliest years we have responded to the needs and aspirations of local women with innovative programs, promoted the rights and interests of women, and advocated for positive social change that creates better lives for all.
Founded
2000
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Medium
Utah: The State of Sport
The Utah Sports Commission was created to foster national and international amateur sports competitions to be held in the state of Utah, which will enhance the quality of life of all Utah citizens and strengthen Utah's presence in the worldwide sports community. The role of the Utah Sports Commission is to act as facilitator, catalyst, coordinator, ombudsman, salesman, cheerleader or any other role that might be helpful or necessary to assist the various sports related organizations in Utah in attracting events, revenue, athlete development opportunities, and positive exposure to the state. The Utah Sports Commission is playing and will continue to play a vital coordinating role in the Utah sports community. An umbrella sports organization such as the Sports Commission allows Utah to brand and position itself in the global sports marketplace more effectively than if multiple organizations and venues were to attempt this on their own.
Founded
1942
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Giant
We're for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Mission: Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body.Our Cause: Strengthening community is our cause. The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people to learn, grow and thrive - and we've done this since 1876.Our neighbors in King and south Snohomish counties work with us to deliver positive change to over 200,000 people each year. With your help we make sure that people in need have access to opportunities at our 13 branches and two residential camps.The Y is dedicated to responsible stewardship of your generous donations. We are efficient and effective. With your help, we provide measurable impact.
Founded
1936
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Giant
Eliminating racism, empowering women
YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. With programs that serve more than 15,000 people in the region each year, YWCA works where we're needed most to create real change every day. Through services, education, and advocacy, we eliminate disparities for women, girls, and marginalized communities, build stable homes and economic advancement, reduce violence against women and improve health, and increase racial equity and social justice for all people. YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities.
Founded
1942
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Large
Safety, Healing and Empowerment
Established in 1906, the YWCA Pierce County has devoted over a century to creating opportunity and safety for adults and children in the greater Tacoma community. After opening Washington State's first emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence in 1976, the YWCA became a forerunner in the domestic violence service provision field.As an inclusionary non-profit organization, the YWCA Pierce County provides assistance to survivors of domestic violence and their children. All survivors are welcome regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, or sexual orientation. Bilingual staff and interpretation services eliminate language barriers and ease transitions for all of our clients. The YWCA serves over 11,000 adults and children annually, who are seeking help due to domestic violence.
Founded
1976
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Small
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Incorporated in 1975, Special Olympics Washington (SOWA) provides year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Washington provides athletes continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes, and the community. The vision of Special Olympics is to help bring all persons with intellectual disabilities into the larger society under conditions whereby they are accepted, respected and given the chance to become useful and productive citizens. Four sports seasons are offered each year in 19 different Olympic-type sports.
Founded
1979
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Tiny
Enriching the quality of life for children and adults with disability through outdoor recreation.
Outdoors for All Foundation works to enrich the quality of life for children and adults with disability through outdoor recreation. Founded in 1979 in the Pacific Northwest, Outdoors for All is a national leader in delivering adaptive and therapeutic recreation for children and adults with disabilities. Each year more than 2,400 individuals exercise their abilities thanks to the training and support of more than 700 volunteers. Outdoors for All enriches the lives of individuals with disabilities and families and helps them to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Outdoors for All's programs includes snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross country and downhill skiing, cycling, hiking, yoga, kayaking, day camps, rock-climbing, camping and custom events.
Founded
1987
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Giant
Eliminating poverty housing and homelessness from the world
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity has grown from a grassroots effort that began on a community farm in southern Georgia in 1976 to a global nonprofit housing organization in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.
Founded
1934
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Large
Igniting the passion for excellence: spirit, mind and body
Youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility are at the heart of everything we do at the YMCA. Since 1868, the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette has offered a diverse range of affordable quality programs that help children thrive and grow, inspire young people to lead, bring families closer together, and encourage individual health and wellness. We are a volunteer-driven charitable nonprofit serving the community. Our mission is to put the Christian principles of love, respect, honesty, responsibility, and service into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
Founded
1960
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Large
For Youth Development, For Healthy Living, For Social Responsibility
Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy mind, body and spirit for all. We work hard to foster youth development, healthy living and social responsibility in the Mid-Willamette Valley. The Mid-Willamette Family YMCA programs are designed to help build a stronger community by promoting the development of our youth, improving the health and well-being of young and old alike, and fostering social responsibility. The Y offers many classes or activities sure to pique the interest of everyone in the family.
Founded
1980
Size
Tiny
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The mission of Special Olympics Oregon is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. Special Olympics Oregon offers training and competition opportunities in 15 different Olympic-style sports and serves close to 5,000 athletes throughout the state. With four State Games events and 14 Regional Competitions, Special Olympics Oregon holds events in every region of the state, every month of the year.
Founded
1936
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Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
The YMCA of San Francisco builds strong kids, strong families and strong communities by enriching the lives of all people in spirit, mind and body. We stand for youth development, social responsibility and healthy living. The Y is and always will be dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.For 160 years, the YMCA of San Francisco has provided comprehensive programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the Bay Area. At 14 branches and 120 program sites from Marin to the Santa Cruz Mountains, the Y's programs help generations of individuals to learn, grow and thrive. From swim classes, health programs, counseling session, senior activities and job readiness training, the YMCA of San Francisco provides the resources each neighborhood needs.
Founded
1998
Size
Large
Discover the possibilities
The National Ability Center empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs.
Founded
1996
Size
Giant
Providing educational, social, cultural and fitness programs to the community since 1877
Each year the JCCSF serves over 75,000 individuals through innovative programs that help the community to flourish. From year-round educational and athletic programs for youth to a state-of-the-art fitness center and renowned arts & lectures series to hot lunches and events just for older adults, we assist people from all backgrounds, and at all life stages, to feel good and do well.Our mission is to enrich Jewish life, build Jewish identity, promote the development of meaningful bonds within our community and facilitate connections with Israel and Jews worldwide. The JCCSF is the Jewish gateway and neighborhood where all are welcome. It provides quality experiences through a mix of formal and informal Jewish educational, recreational and cultural activities. People of all ages are invited to participate at their level of interest and encouraged toward higher levels of involvement in Jewish life and in the community at large.
Founded
1996
Size
Giant
Your center for life
Founded in 1948, the mission of the Peninsula Jewish Community Center (PJCC) is to build a caring and connected community, develop leadership, and strengthen Jewish identity and values in a center with an environment that is welcoming to all people at every stage of life. We aim to build a caring and connected community, develop leadership and strengthen Jewish identity and values. The PJCC offers social, cultural, recreational and educational programs and services to the Peninsula community. Although primarily oriented to the Jewish community, membership to the PJCC is open to all regardless of religious or ethnic background.
Founded
1999
Size
Small
Life's a team sport, and great coaches transform lives.
Coaching Corps works to ensure that all kids reap the benefits of playing sports with a trained, caring coach. Since its inception in 2002, Coaching Corps seeks to use sports and the power of coaches as vehicles for transformative change for youth in underserved communities. To date, we have placed over 10,000 coaches with hundreds of afterschool sports programs, serving over 100,000 youth in underserved communities across the country. By making trained, caring coaches available to established community partners, Coaching Corps coaches help create safe, structured environments that promote character-building, encourage an active and healthy lifestyle, and cultivate positive relationships with peers and adults.
Founded
1943
Size
Giant
We are for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
The Channel Islands YMCA is a charitable organization providing programs based upon Christian principles to men, women and children of all ages, races, religious beliefs and economic status to develop and enrich the spirit, mind, and body. The Y has branches in communities of Lompoc, Santa Ynez, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Ventura and Camarillo and a Youth and Family Services branch in Santa Barbara.The Y is a positive force in our community. From athletics to advocacy, dance classes to disease prevention, food security to family nights, everything the Y does is in service of building a better us. Because we believe every person and every neighborhood deserves the chance to thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation's health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.We are for youth development, healthy living, and social
Founded
1988
Size
Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
Founded in 1882, the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles puts Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We are dedicated to the objective of bringing people together in purposeful association to accomplish important personal and social goals. The 26 Los Angeles YMCAs and 3 camps bring together people of every age, race, and faith in programs that teach character, promote healthy living, support the pursuit of positive life skills and encourage the acceptance of responsibility. Through a lifetime of progressive YMCA membership experiences, members gain the desire and ability to contribute to a thriving, larger community. Being involved, as part of a community, not merely as the participant in an activity, is itself an essential ingredient in living a healthy life.
Founded
1934
Size
Giant
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
The YMCA of Orange County brings a sense of belonging to the community. We promote strong basic values and feelings of high self-worth that are critical for people of all ages. The YMCA's commitment to meeting community needs is continually demonstrated in programs ranging from child care, after-school enrichment, youth leadership and development, mentoring and tutoring, youth and adult sports, fitness, camping, and family support activities. The YMCA has been offering services to the residents of Orange County since the first YMCA in Santa Ana was founded in the 1880's. Today the YMCA of Orange County has eight branches, serves 85,000 residents of Orange County annually, is the largest provider of licensed school-age child care in the county, and has program offerings in 100+ locations spanning the county.
Founded
1957
Size
Large
Transforming lives together
Founded in 1908, YWCA of San Diego County empowers women, men, and children to break the cycle of domestic violence and homelessness, and achieve self-sufficiency. Through Becky's House®, Rapid Re-Housing, Passages, and Cortez Hill Family Center, YWCA serves more than 8,400 individuals annually. Our transformational programs include safe housing, a 24-hour domestic violence hotline, case management, therapeutic counseling, legal support, employment development, housing assistance, financial literacy training, and children's and youth services. We are committed to helping individuals and families recover from trauma, improve their economic status, find permanent housing, and ultimately transform their lives.
Founded
1950
Size
Large
Providing social, cultural, recreational and educational activities for people of all ages
The mission of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus (JCC) is to provide social, cultural, educational, and recreational programs to individuals and families of all ages, religions, races, financial abilities, and physical and mental abilities. Likewise, the JCC provides equal opportunity employment to individuals of all religions and backgrounds. The JCC welcomes San Diego's diverse Jewish community and the community at large. Membership at the JCC provides a wide variety of outstanding social, cultural, recreational, and educational activities for people of all ages. Our programs and services celebrate family, foster health and well-being, embrace tradition, create friendships, and expand cultural horizons.
Founded
1928
Size
Giant
For Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility
The YMCA of San Diego County is dedicated to improving the quality of human life and to helping all people realize their fullest potential as children of God through the development of the spirit, mind, and body.Character development is an important part of the YMCA Mission and through all its programs the YMCA works at teaching young people to accept and demonstrate the four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility in their daily lives. Believing that environmental awareness is a key component of our character development education, we believe in environmental conservation and education.We accomplish our Mission through programs that will strengthen and enrich family life, build self-esteem and nurture personal growth, teach us to appreciate the world around us (through environment awareness, conservation, and education), develop leadership and strengthen communities, and encourage healthy lifestyles.
Founded
1996
Size
Medium
Be a fan
Founded in 1969, the mission of Special Olympics Southern California is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Our vision is to provide sports and training programs for any individual with intellectual disabilities who chooses to participate, thereby improving their lives and the lives of everyone they touch. The Southern California Chapter is bounded by San Luis Obispo, Kern and Inyo Counties in the north, and the U.S./Mexico border in the south.
Founded
1998
Size
Small
Helping alleviate the suffering of children and their families
Help the Children is a Christian humanitarian relief organization dedicated to help alleviate the suffering of children and their families throughout the United States and around the world. Help the Children's mission is to increase self sufficiency by providing food, clothing, personal care items and medical supplies without regard to political affiliation, religious belief, or ethnic identity. Internationally, Help the Children is committed to serving people with diverse cultural and economic conditions beyond their control. We strive to meet their emotional, spiritual and physical needs with Christ based principles with love and compassion.
Founded
1998
Size
Small
Safer. Stronger. Together.
The Los Angeles Police Foundation (LAPF) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides critical resources and vital support to the Los Angeles Police Department. From essential equipment and state-of-the-art technology to specialized training and innovative programs that would otherwise be unfunded, the support we provide directly improves public safety, impacts officer readiness, and enhances our quality of life. As the largest source of private funding for the LAPD, we are passionately dedicated to ensuring that Los Angeles remains America's safest major city. Since 1998, the LAPF has provided more than $27 million in support to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Founded
1985
Size
Giant
Devoted o the welfare of California Highway Patrol employees and their families
Visionary civic leader Bob Weinberg founded the California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation in 1982 to provide emergency benefits to California Highway Patrol employees and their families in times of crisis. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed more than $23 million in assistance to current, retired and "Fallen in the Line of Duty" CHP employees and their families.
Founded
1937
Size
Giant
The Y of Honolulu stand for Youth Development, Healthy Living & Social Responsibility.
Founded in 1869, the YMCA of Honolulu is a fellowship dedicated to putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Since its founding, the YMCA of Honolulu has been a place where families, friends and neighbors come together to build strong communities. Each year the YMCA of Honolulu serves thousands of children, teens and adults in a wide variety of programs, including before and after school, youth sports, teen leadership programs, substance abuse counseling and treatment programs and health and wellness. The YMCA of Honolulu currently operates nine branches throughout Oahu, including Atherton, Central, Kaimuki-Waialae, Kalihi, Leeward, Mililani, Nuuanu, Windward, and Camp H.R. Erdman, the YMCA resident camp on the North Shore.