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Working with the communities we serve, the United Way of Eastern Maine is a trusted catalyst for meaningful and lasting change that improves the lives of people in our region. We improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of people and communities. We aim to achieve measurable results in three areas: Education: Children are Ready to Learn and Safe After School Income: Families Safe and Secure Health: Seniors are Independent and Active
Founded in 1929, United Way of Greater Portland's mission is to improve people's lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities. We continue to ensure quality essential services, like affordable childcare, mental health counseling and elder care, and we also bring people together to help identify growing community needs and work toward innovative solutions with measurable results. We are working to advance the common good by focusing on programs supporting education, income and health - the building blocks of a strong community.
Founded in 1986, United Way of York County strengthens community conditions by bringing people and resources together to effect long-lasting changes that improve lives. We focus our collective efforts around community goals, strategies and indicators of success to change community conditions that improve lives in meaningful and measurable ways. Our work includes a focus on Lifelong Learning, Financial Stability for Individuals and Families, and Healthy Foundations for Life.
Strengthening the communities of Maine
The Maine Community Foundation serves thousands of people who share a common mission: improving the quality of life in our state. Individuals, families, businesses and organizations create charitable funds that help Maine meet the challenges of changing times. Today, the foundation's assets of $180 million are held in stewardship for more than 800 funds. Maine Community Foundation grants cover the full range of nonprofit undertakings, with a special focus in the areas of education, the environment, arts and humanities, and social and community services. Since opening its doors in 1983, the foundation has awarded more than $100 million in grants and scholarships.
Promote unity in our Jewish community.
The Iranian American Jewish Federation of New York works to celebrate the success of the Iranian Jewish Community as one of the most accomplished immigrant groups in America and to use our resources to: Promote unity in our community; Instill Jewish values in our children, while creating a sense of pride in their Jewish culture and heritage; Promote Zionist values and educate our community about Israel and its struggle for survival; Support educational, social, and medical programs that empower the people of Israel; and Provide aid to social programs in New York to assist those in need.
Greater Impact Together - The community foundation of the Bay Area
The San Francisco Foundation is the community foundation serving the Bay Area since 1948, granting more than $800 million over the past ten years. Through the generosity and vision of our family of donors, both past and present, The San Francisco Foundation awarded grants totaling $82 million in fiscal year 2011. By focusing on policy, advocacy, community organizing, and systems change, the Foundation addresses community needs in the areas of community health, education, arts and culture, community development, and the environment. In response to the economic downturn, The San Francisco Foundation is focusing funding on safety net partners, job creation and training, and foreclosure response and neighborhood preservation for the next two years.
Driving positive change through the power of entertainment
Comic Relief was established to raise money and awareness to help combat poverty in the U.S. and some of the poorest communities in the world. Comic Relief makes grants to charity partners in line with its vision of a just world free from poverty. As well as running fundraising campaigns such as Red Nose Day, Comic Relief is also the charity behind other campaigns such as British Airways' Flying Start in the U.S. and the first Idol Gives Back in 2007.
Be the change
The United Way of Kennebec Valley serves the community by identifying human care needs, raising and allocating funds to meet those needs, and encouraging volunteers to participate in community service. We are proud supporters of many community initiatives that have been spearheaded by local businesses and citizens to provide help where there is a need.
Creating community through living, learning and working with young adults and adults with special needs.
The Camphill Soltane Foundation supports Camphill Soltane, whose mission is to provide opportunities for young adults and adults with special needs to discover their talents and grow their capacities so they can take their place in the world as valued contributors. Camphill Soltane realizes its mission by integrating living, learning and working in intentional community settings on our 52-acre Glenmoore campus and in affiliated houses in the nearby town of Phoenixville.Camphill Soltane was founded in 1988 in Chester County, PA, and is a member of the international Camphill Movement for social renewal through community living.
Stronger Communities. Greater Giving.
We seek to strengthen communities and inspire greater giving by: - Investing charitable assets for today and tomorrow - Connecting donors with effective organizations, ideas and people - Leading and collaborating on important public issuesEstablished in 1962, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is the largest private provider of nonprofit grants and student aid in northern New England. The Foundation manages $600 million in charitable funds donated by hundreds of families and individuals, and awards some 5,000 grants and scholarships exceeding $30 million annually.
United Way of Greater Nashua is an independent, non-profit organization controlled by our local donors. It was established in 1930 when business leaders helped raise $42,677 to assist local families who were suffering from the community's greatest problems of the time: the Great Depression and the aftermath of the Crown Hill fire. We've been here ever since, bringing together donors, businesses, non-profits, government, and faith-based communities to make our region a stronger, healthier place to live and work. We serve the communities of Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Lyndeborough, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Nashua and Wilton.
United Way of Northwest Vermont unites our whole community to solve complex problems and harness the power of people to create a stronger region. We proudly serve Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties of Vermont. United Way convenes advocates, organizations and institutions to address the community's most pressing issues, focusing on the building blocks of a vibrant community: Education, Income and Health. The problems facing our community are complex? they are issues that no single organization or individual alone can solve - real change is possible when nonprofit, public and private sectors work together. United Way has the networks, partnerships and strategic initiatives to improve the lives of our family, friends and neighbors.
Founded in 1968, United Way of Addison County funds non-profit health and human service agencies and programs that enrich the lives of those who live and work in Addison County. For 45 years, United Way has taken a leadership role in the community, bringing people and resources together to address community needs. Now United Way of Addison County is in a unique position to see what services are available, act as convener of organizations, and be a leader in solving local problems.
Inspiring teachers, creating leaders
Worldfund's vision is for every child in Latin America to benefit from exceptional educators who inspire them to learn the skills necessary for dignified work and life. Worldfund delivers world-class, practical, human-centered training and ongoing support to teachers and principals from underserved schools in Latin America. Worldfund works in partnership with state governments and private corporations to achieve scale and sustainability of its three programs - STEM (science and math teachers), LISTO (principal leadership training) and IAPE (public school English language teachers). Since its founding in 2002, Worldfund has trained more than 2,000 teachers and principals in Latin America's public schools. We impact over 350,000 students annually and aim to reach 1.2 million by 2015. Worldfund has offices in New York City, Mexico City, and São Paulo.
Add Your Strength
CJP, Greater Boston's Jewish Federation, brings together the people, partners and resources to fulfill the most important needs and aspirations of our community. Rooted in compassion and justice and driven by innovation, we care for the vulnerable, forge strong connections with Israel and above all, inspire the next generation to embrace Jewish life and learning.
Founded in 1942, United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton's mission is to improve lives by uniting the caring power of communities to advance the common good. Our focus is on education, income, and health, because these are the building blocks for a good quality of life. We will recruit the people and organizations from all across the community who bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done. We invite you to be a part of the change. You can give, you can advocate, and you can volunteer. That's what it means to Live United.
Innovation. Information. Impact.
Established in 1915, The Boston Foundation devotes its resources to building and sustaining a vital, prosperous city and region, where justice and opportunity are extended to everyone. We fulfill this mission in three principal ways: making grants to nonprofit organizations and designing special funding initiatives to address this community's critical challenges; working in partnership with donors and other funders to achieve high-impact philanthropy; serving as a civic hub and center of information, where ideas are shared, levers for change are identified, and common agendas for the future are developed. The Foundation and its donors make more than $80 million in grants every year.
The United Way of Tri-County is a community building organization that brings people together to care for one another. We provide programs and services, connect volunteers, strengthen agencies, teach social responsibility, and meet the critical needs of the community with the help of people like you. The United Way understands that you want to make an impact in your community. Our 75 years of experience also tells us it takes a whole community working together to have lasting impact. That's why we're connected to all of our communities through business, government, faith groups, schools, agencies, and ordinary citizens. That way your donation not only goes further, it goes where it's needed most.
Connecting children in need to adult mentors
At Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston (JBBBS), we help to connect children in need to adult mentors, and we introduce adults who have disabilities to new friends in their communities. In this way, and in the spirit of chazak v'nithazaik (strengthening one another), we seek to support and empower individuals and families to engage, to participate actively in the life of their communities, to live inspired and to inspire others that none may be lost to us. Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston was founded in 1919.
Your local source for all things Jewish
Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts aims to protect and enhance the well-being of Jews in our community and worldwide. We work to lead, build and strengthen and renew a dynamic local Jewish community as well as represent its interests and concerns. We ensure that members of the local Jewish community facing difficult times, crisis or hardship can turn to us for help. We support, strengthen and build a vibrant Jewish community through a wide range of cultural and educational offerings. We extend our help to the most vulnerable Jews in Israel and the Former Soviet Union, while actively supporting the Jewish homeland.
The United Way of Hampshire County is about advancing the common good. It is about sustaining and strengthening a network of local agencies prepared to respond to our neighbors in need. United Way invests in opportunities that create a better life for all. We focus campaign investments in three areas that offer some of the basic building blocks for a good life - a good start for children and youth, health and safety for all and resources that promote economic security. And, as the lives of those in need improve, our entire community benefits.
Caring for those in need and nurturing and sustaining the Jewish community
Founded in 1954 and guided by our Jewish values, the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires brings together the Berkshire Jewish community to leverage its resources to care for Jews in need here and abroad, assure the continuity of the Jewish people, support a secure State of Israel, and mobilize on issues of concern to the local Berkshire community.
United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley brings our communities together to help improve people's lives and strengthen the neighborhoods in our region. United Way was built on the idea that if we are to make meaningful, lasting change, we have make it easier for these efforts to come together. To make the greatest impact possible, United Way aligns a network of more than 200 independent health and human service under the same set of community goals. According to our common goals, we seek to: nurture children so that they are prepared to enter school ready to learn; provide youth with adult guidance to give them positive options for the future; and ensure that families have safe permanent homes as well as the skills and opportunities to build better futures.
Root case solution based non-profit that acts as an incubator for programs & serendipity projects
Founded in 1993, the Marion Institute acts as an incubator for a diverse array of programs and projects that delve into the root cause of an issue and seeks to create deep and positive change. We work with individuals, schools and communities to inspire change in the areas of health and healing, sustainability, green economics, environmental education, spirituality and much more. The Marion Institute seeks to engage the widest possible number of people in seeing, connecting and participating in new ways that best support their own lives, and those of the wider community at large. We believe in the interdependence of all life and the critical balance necessary for a sustainable future.
Connecting philanthropic opportunity with demonstrated need
The Foundation for MetroWest is a philanthropic organization founded in 1995 with a simple philosophy: You can make a world of difference in your own backyard. Foundation for MetroWest connects philanthropic opportunity with demonstrated need. We promote philanthropy in the region, help donors maximize the impact of their local giving, serve as a resource for local nonprofit organizations, and improve the quality of life for all of our citizens. The Foundation manages philanthropic initiatives for donors and nonprofits, reducing administrative costs while increasing tax advantages. We ensure that gifts go where they will do the most good, now and in the future.
Building community and making the world a better place
The mission of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island is to build and sustain the local and global Jewish community by maximizing philanthropic resources and volunteer efforts, as well as providing social, cultural, educational and wellness opportunities. Today's Alliance serves to enrich the quality of life for Jews in Rhode Island, in Israel, and around the world. The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island meets this goal through philanthropy, planning, education and wellness opportunities, community relations, and volunteer recruitment and training. The Alliance convenes agencies, synagogues, and organizations to address issues of common concern. Together, we transform Jewish tradition and values into action.
The United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI), formerly United Way of Southeastern New England, traces its roots to the Providence Community Fund (PCF), founded in 1926. Our mission is to mobilize the caring power of our community to improve the lives of people in need. Our current focus areas are: helping people and neighborhoods thrive; helping families engage in their children's success; housing and homelessness; and helping people in crisis.
Informing, educating, and inspiring the community.
Rhode Island Public Radio works to quality journalism and compelling storytelling that informs, educates, and inspires the community. Rhode Island Public Radio is an independent, member supported, nonprofit organization with a local Board of Directors. Our offices and studios are in downtown Providence.
United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) helps residents across Northern Fairfield County, Southern Litchfield County and the City of Stamford by focusing on the vital building blocks for a good life: Education, Income and Health. Our mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the power of caring communities to create lasting change. We are committed to ensuring that every child enters school ready to learn, every family is financially stable, and every community we serve is healthy and strong. We are particularly focused on a population that United Way identifies as ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) in our communities. These are individuals and families who work hard, but struggle to make ends meet. By leveraging the collective power of the community, we are focused on creating an environment where individuals and families are self-sufficient and can achieve financial independence. For more information about UWWC, please visit: www.uwwesternct.org.
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut is a nonprofit organization that has been meeting human care needs in 40 towns across central and northeastern Connecticut since 1924. Our mission is to engage people to improve lives and change community conditions. United Way advances the common good by focusing on the building blocks of a good life: education, income and health. When you contribute to the annual United Way Community Campaign, you help to ensure success for children, financial stability for lower-income families, and a safety net of health and human services for everyone in central and northeastern Connecticut.
United Way of Greater New Haven envisions a vibrant region in which children are nurtured and have excellent opportunities beginning at birth, individuals and families are financially stable and people of all ages are connected to one another and hopeful about the future. United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Our focus is on education, income and health - the building blocks for a good quality of life. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done.
The mission of the United Way of West Central Connecticut is to unite communities and create opportunities for a better life for all by funding organizations that focus on education, income and health. The United Way of West Central Connecticut strives to be a community impact organization that invests in strategies for change and focuses on community outcomes.
Live generously today and tomorrow. Leave a Jewish legacy.
The mission of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford is to enhance, build and perpetuate Jewish life in Greater Hartford, in Israel and around the world. The Federation fulfills its mission through its annual campaign, financial resource development, planning, community relations efforts and by working in partnership with local, national and international Jewish charitable organizations, social service agencies, educational institutions and synagogues. The Federation is guided by the Jewish values of Tzedakah (righteous giving), Tikkun Olam (improving the world) and Klal Yisrael (the unity of the Jewish People).
Education, Income, Health, & Housing
Middlesex United Way is a locally based organization dedicated to strengthening lives, helping people, and improving community conditions in the fifteen towns in Middlesex County. Middlesex United Way serves the towns of Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Saybrook, Portland and Westbrook. We work to create real, lasting change. We support community programs and initiatives that help those in need and also prevent problems from happening in the first place.
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The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the community foundation for the Greater Hartford region. We are committed to bringing together resources, both human and financial, to improve the lives of all residents in our 29 towns. For nearly a century, we have harnessed passion and expertise to connect those who want to give with those who can make a difference in the lives of others. Collaborating with donors at every level, nonprofits of every kind and community leaders from every sector, we continue to build partnerships, empower decisions and inspire lasting change. Our Mission:Putting philanthropy into action to create lasting solutions that result in vibrant communities within the Greater Hartford region.Core Values:LeadershipInnovation and ResponsivenessEquity, Diversion and InclusionCollaborationLearning-FocusedOutcome DrivenStewardship
United Way of Coastal Fairfield County works to achieve community-wide change that improves the EDUCATION, INCOME and HEALTH of Coastal Fairfield County residents. Our efforts are multi-faceted and incorporate innovation, advocacy and collaboration. Our breadth of experience makes us best suited to address the broad spectrum of community needs. We work to ensure all at-risk children in Coastal Fairfield County are ready to succeed in school and life.
Founded in 1987, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region builds a stronger, healthier community by raising funds, developing resources and forging partnerships that make a measurable difference in people's lives. United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region works to invest in solutions to our community's biggest challenges by partnering with all sectors of the community to identify resources and leverage volunteers to make the Dutchess-Orange region a better place for our children and families. United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region works primarily on education, income, and health in the community.
Helping others, one person at a time
Person-to-Person is a volunteer-driven, community-supported agency which, through the sharing of goods and talents, responds to individuals and families who lack the basic necessities or resources to improve their lives. Person-to-Person offers assistance to clients in four key areas: Emergency Assistance, Scholarship Program, Campership Program and Holiday Programs.
Changing public education. Changing lives.
Young Women's Leadership Network helps low-income minority youth break the cycle of poverty through education. Our two critical programs provide college readiness and access to at-risk students from the 6th - 12th grades: CollegeBound Initiative, a school-based college guidance program for coed and single-sex public schools, and The Young Women's Leadership Schools, a high-performing network of all-girls public schools. We are in the business of raising expectations, improving student performance, and inspiring leadership. Our first school, which made history and headlines, is the highly renowned and successful Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem in New York City.
A systematic approach to the end of poverty
Founded in Kenya in 1991, KickStart International's mission is to help millions of people out of poverty. We promote sustainable economic growth and employment creation in Kenya and other countries. We develop and promote technologies that can be used by dynamic entrepreneurs to establish and run profitable small scale enterprises. KickStart believes that self-motivated private entrepreneurs managing small-scale enterprises can play a dynamic role in the economies of developing countries. In addition to promoting small enterprise development, KickStart's technologies, expertise, and methods are widely applied throughout Africa to support programs in agriculture, shelter, water, sanitation, health, and relief.
We fund miracles
Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society (RCCS) incorporated in 1997 with a five-point mandate to help cancer victims: help cancer patients secure the best health insurance policies possible; provide whatever financial assistance is needed to maintain health insurance policies; keep abreast of the newest and most effective cancer treatments; provide the best medical referrals; and advocacy for the cancer patient and the patient's entire family. RCCS has never declined a valid application for help. Its singular mission, duplicated by no other organization, has helped save the lives of over one thousand cancer patients across the United States.
Turning young boys from limited backgrounds into young men with limitless futures
The Boys Town Jerusalem Foundation of America raises funds for the development of a comprehensive education program for disadvantaged boys, mainly at the large campus in Israel. Founded in 1949 in response to the Holocaust, and dedicated to providing an outstanding education for Israeli children, regardless of race, class or socio-economic background, Boys Town Jerusalem is a residential school located within Israel's pre-1967 borders. It encompasses grades 7-12 and a two year College of Applied Engineering. The curriculum, which is monitored and approved by Israel's Ministry of Education, combines the timeless values of the Jewish heritage and advanced technology, while inspiring students to serve the State of Israel, as both soldiers and responsible citizens.
Protecting and enhancing the well-being of Jews worldwide
The Jewish Federations of North America represents 157 Jewish Federations and 400 Network communities, which raise and distribute more than $3 billion annually for social welfare, social services and educational needs. The Federation movement, collectively among the top 10 charities on the continent, protects and enhances the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning). The Jewish Federations of North America became the official name of what was formerly United Jewish Communities in October 2009. At that time, the organization also launched its new logo; the rebranding is part of an ongoing effort to create a stronger continental brand and to align the organization with and reflect the Jewish Federations' naming.
United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. We win by living United. By forging unlikely partnerships. By finding new solutions to old problems. By mobilizing the best resources. And by inspiring individuals to join the fight against their community's most daunting social crises.Join us.
Supporting community activists in the struggle for social justice
The New World Foundation supports community activists across America and around the world. We believe global and national social change begins at the local level. We have helped progressive activists build stronger alliances for social justice, civil rights, and economic and electoral issues since 1954. We have distributed nearly $50,000,000 to grantees over the last 15 years. New World contributes resources to promote democratic action and participation, so people can make a difference for themselves. Through partnerships with donors and our own endowment, our grantmaking in 2008-9 will exceed 10 million dollars.
The mission of the United Way of Westchester and Putnam is to advance the common good. With your help we can create opportunities for a better life by focusing on a quality education that leads to a better job which provides income that can support a family through retirement and good health. Everything we do supports these building blocks for a better life--and that affects all of us. United Way tackles complex problems by figuring out what's causing them, then building community teams--experts in non-profit, business, government and educational communities--to find ways to overcome them. The goal is to produce lasting change.
The mission of the United Way of Rockland is to increase the value and impact of donor contributions through collaborations that advance the common good. Our vision is a community where individuals and families have the skills to achieve a quality education, enough income to support a family and good health. The United Way of Rockland brings together a local network of nonprofit, corporate and government partners to implement strategically-aligned initiatives that go beyond what any single organization could accomplish alone.The United Way of Rockland County believes in addressing the root causes of our community's most pressing issues. Our positive, proactive community impact approach is as cost effective as it is life-transforming.We ask everyone in the community to "Live United" and to Give, Advocate and Volunteer.
Improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers
The Fund for the City of New York was established by the Ford Foundation in 1968 with the mandate to improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers. In partnership with government agencies, nonprofit institutions and foundations, the Fund has developed and helped to implement innovations in policy, programs, practices and technology in order to advance the functioning of government and nonprofit organizations in New York City and beyond. The Fund seeks out, adapts, applies and assesses ways to enable government and nonprofit agencies to achieve excellence.
United Way of New York City fights poverty throughout the five boroughs. We design and invest in evidence-based programs that ensure that low-income New Yorkers have both a safety net and a springboard to a better life. We rigorously evaluate our work and use lessons learned to advance citywide policies and practices that prevent and alleviate poverty by improving educational outcomes, strengthening financial stability, and promoting healthier lifestyles. Throughout our work, we partner with neighborhood organizations, government, business, foundations, volunteer and others so that collectively we can create change on a scale that no single organization can achieve on its own. We offer individuals and organizations diverse opportunities to give, advocate and volunteer to advance the common good.
Strengthening our free society
The Philanthropy Roundtable traces its origins to the 1970s, when it began as a small, informal network of grantmakers committed to fostering a greater respect for donor intent and encouraging private, voluntary solutions to society's most pressing challenges. Today, The Philanthropy Roundtable is America's leading network of charitable donors working to strengthen our free society, uphold donor intent, and protect the freedom to give. Our members include individual philanthropists, families, and private foundations.
Don't Just Give. Solve. Today and Forever.
Founded in 1924,The New York Community Trust is the community foundation for New York City, with divisions in Westchester and Long Island. The Trust helps charitable people make a real difference by offering a number of flexible, efficient, and rewarding ways to give back. The Trust works with lawyers and financial advisors to help clients incorporate charity into their financial and estate plans, and directly with donors who want to streamline their giving. Through the generosity of generations of New Yorkers, we support thousands of New York's best nonprofits, to make our region a great place to live and work.
Targeting poverty in New York City
Since 1988, the Robin Hood Foundation has targeted poverty in New York City. By applying sound investment principles to philanthropy, we've helped the best programs save lives and change fates. Robin Hood's work comes in many forms. We partner with more than 240 of the best poverty-fighting nonprofit organizations in New York City. We initiate and run projects when we see unmet community needs. And we created and operate a 9/11 Relief Fund. While there is great diversity among these programs, they all have one thing in common: They work.
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.
Share a page in a child's life
Since 1991, Read Ahead (formerly known as Everybody Wins! New York) has been devoted to promoting children's literacy in the New York metropolitan area, through our signature reading mentors program. Read Ahead intervenes at a pivotal point in children's schooling to improve their odds for a better and more literate life. By taking part in our reading-based mentoring program, students who struggle with reading are able to increase their proficiency and improve their self-confidence, motivating them to read more for pleasure in school and at home. The reading mentors program does more than develop necessary reading skills. It enables children to create lives for themselves that are fulfilling, and often, inspiring.
A gift of love for children in need
As the industry's charity, Jewelers for Children (JFC) is generously supported by those who create and sell fine jewelry and watches. Manufacturers, retail jewelers, trade associations, watch companies and those who provide professional services to the jewelry industry unite on behalf of children. Since 1999, more than $ 50 million has been invested in special programs to reach children whose lives have been devastated by catastrophic illness or life-threatening abuse and neglect.
Funding the ability in disability
Our missionThrough its grants, the Foundation aims to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to- Make choices and decisions based on their own aspirations.- Live as independently and be as productive as possible.- Participate fully in their communities.Our visionWe envision a world in which people with disabilities will - Share ordinary places in their local communities (such as stores, gyms, libraries and museums) at the same time and in the same ways as their neighbors.- Develop a support network that includes a wide range of personal and social relationships.- Fill valued roles in and make contributions to their communities.
Encouraging new research and scientists in the fields of dystonia and Parkinson disease
The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation was established in 1995 and has gone on to raise more than $35 million to fund 235 ground-breaking research grants in genetics, drug discovery, deep brain stimulation, and understanding the overlaps between dystonia and Parkinson's disease, and to provide medical and patient information through its annual Think Tank and Patient Symposium. BSDPF also has contributed $1.4 million to establish four Centers of Excellence at leading medical research institutions across the United States. These Centers at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, The University of California, San Francisco, and the University of Florida in Gainesville, have helped set the standard of care for the dystonia and Parkinson's community. In 2014, BSDPF formed a collaborative research alliance with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Through the alliance, BSDPF will continue its mission by establishing The Bachmann-Strauss Prize for Excellence in Dystonia Research and enabling support of research exploring the various interfaces between dystonia and Parkinson's disease.
OCRFA is the leading ovarian cancer research, advocacy and patient support organization in the world.
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA) is the largest global organization dedicated to fighting ovarian cancer. OCRFA advances research to prevent, treat and defeat ovarian cancer, supports women and their families before, during and beyond diagnosis, and works with all levels of government to ensure ovarian cancer is a priority.As the largest non-government funder of ovarian cancer research, OCRFA invests in innovative, promising research. And OCRFA is the voice for the ovarian cancer community: fighting for more resources and policies on Capitol Hill, helping future health professionals recognize the disease through our Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women's Lives® program, providing hope and insight by pairing newly diagnosed patients with our Woman to Woman program and connecting survivors at our Ovarian Cancer National Conference. We are united to defeat ovarian cancer. Visit ocrfa.org to learn more.
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.
Raising awareness and funds for research
The Parkinson's Unity Walk (PUW), a grassroots organization, began in 1994 through the dedicated efforts of patients, families, support groups, and friends who were affected by Parkinson's disease. Their main goal was to raise awareness and funds for research to find a cure for Parkinson's. Over the last eighteen years, the Unity Walk has grown from 200 participants in the first event to over to 10,000 participants in the 2012 Walk. The funds raised for the Walk have also dramatically increased with each passing year. In 1994, the Unity Walk raised $16,000 in research funds, and in 2012 over $1,800,000 was raised for Parkinson's research. Over $12,000,000 has been raised since the Walk's inception.
Educating the general public about the legacy of Yitzhak Rabin
The Yitzhak Rabin Center was founded in 1997 to commemorate the life and legacy of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, soldier and statesman, as it relates to Israeli Society, peace and security. The Center is taking an active role in teaching the lessons of the assassination and promoting international leadership development, public dialogue and tolerance. The Center includes a museum, educational wing, archives and library and public spaces. It's educational programs center around the newly opened Museum, the first of its kind to tell the story of the modern state of Israel. Using the life of Yitzhak Rabin as a connecting thread, the museum delves into the history of Israel's development, social challenges, and the events that led to his assassination. It will become an important part of civics studies for all students in Israel.
Using the magic of Madison Square Garden to brighten the lives of children and their families
The Garden of Dreams Foundation is a non-profit organization that works with The Madison Square Garden Company to positively impact the lives of children facing obstacles. The Foundation works with 28 partner organizations throughout the tristate area, including hospitals, wish organizations and community-based organizations, to reach children who are facing challenges such as homelessness, extreme poverty, illness and foster care. Since it began in 2006, Garden of Dreams has used the magic of MSG - the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New York Liberty, MSG Networks Inc. and Rockettes - to brighten the lives of children and their families. In addition, through its Garden of Dreams Giving program, the Foundation helps its partner organizations meet the critical needs of the children they serve, including through direct support of scholarships and tangible, targeted community projects.
Helping New Yorkers in need since 1922
The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) is a membership organization with almost 300 community-based social service agencies and church-based human service programs in its network. FPWA builds the capacity of its members through management and technical assistance; training and workshops; policy and advocacy services; and through a variety of grant programs, including camp scholarships, a holiday toy drive, and individual grants for emergency needs through its participation in the New York Times Neediest Cases fund.
Countless ways to help
The mission of the Avon Foundation is to lead efforts to end breast cancer and domestic violence by: funding the most promising work; convening its grantees, partners and other thought leaders to better collaborate and share best practices for improved outcomes; initiating new directions and innovative projects to accelerate progress; and educating the general public and key audiences to increase awareness of ways to achieve its mission goals. Breast Cancer Goals include 1) Accelerate research; 2) Improve access to screening, diagnosis and care for all, especially the underserved and poor, and 3) Increase the awareness and understanding of the need to improve breast health care for all populations. Its Domestic Violence Goals are 1) Break the public and private silence surrounding partner and gender violence 2) Improve and expand successful and impactful victim services, and 3) Identify and launch new initiatives to prevent family and gender violence to save lives.
Supporting the rural communities and environment of eastern Canada and New England
The Quebec-Labrador Foundation/Atlantic Center for the Environment (QLF) fosters long-term leadership development within individuals and communities by supporting community-based conservation initiatives; developing models of stewardship of natural and cultural resources; and aiding in community service, economic development, and heritage preservation in rural regions. Since the early 1960s, QLF has worked across borders to serve the communities of the Atlantic Region by working in partnership with communities and organizations from Long Island Sound to Labrador. QLF has also worked across international borders, offering fellowships, exchanges, and leadership development for conservation leaders to focus on global challenges and provide dynamic and thoughtful leadership for the future.
The United Way of Ulster County plays a unique role in our community by targeting funds to high quality, local programs and services that meet identified community needs. The motivation behind our work is the belief that it is the right of every individual to ask for help, and to have it granted by compassionate, knowledgeable people. Help finding a job, help learning to parent, help paying the rent, help overcoming substance abuse, help leaving an abusive relationship, help with childcare, help succeeding in school. We believe these services, and scores of others, should be available to anyone who needs and desires them.
United Way of Central New York is here to help people in Onondaga County, to make things better in this community, and to take care of what matters. Our vision is to create a community reaching its full caring potential by focusing community investments on achieving measurable impact. We do the background work that ensures every gift is used as effectively and efficiently as possible. We do research to know where funds are needed and can do the most good. Every funded program addresses one of these five vision areas: nurture, protect and teach young children; help our youth grow into thriving adults; provide a safety net during crisis; enable people living with self sufficiency and independence; and support people facing difficult personal and family problems.
United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area is an independent, locally governed United Way non-profit organization that has been serving the people of the Mohawk Valley since 1921. United Way Worldwide is internationally recognized as a non-profit leader in building a stronger and more vibrant community. Our mission globally, is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world, and to advance the common good by focusing on education, health and income.
To ensure that the vision of Jewish identity and continuity is realized.
The Jewish Federation of CNY is a 501 (C) 3 not-for-profit corporation established to serve the interests and well being of the Central New York Jewish community by ensuring that the vision of Jewish identity and continuity is realized. The Federation implements this purpose by, maintaining links with and supporting the national Jewish community of the USA, Israel and every part of the world, building a thriving Jewish community and enriching the educational, cultural and social life of the Jewish community, raising funds for the support of overseas, national and local Jewish philanthropic agencies, providing for central planning, coordination, administration and leadership development for local Jewish communal services, safeguarding and defending the civic, economic and religious rights of the Jewish people, representing the Jewish community in inter-religious and inter-group activities, and ascertaining the will of the Jewish community on matters affecting the total community and acting as its spokesperson in such matters.
United Way of Tompkins County's mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities. Since 1921, United Way of Tompkins County has supported individuals and families in our communities. United Way is focused and results-driven, working year-round to address community conditions and create lasting solutions. United Way of Tompkins County's mission, vision, and values serve to guide us in efforts to positively impact the community.
The United Way of Cayuga County is committed to improving lives in our community by advancing the common good and addressing the underlying causes of problems. United Way is dedicated to community involvement and focused on creating long-lasting changes that will positively affect today, tomorrow and generations to come. United Way funds a total of 41 programs in Cayuga County that fall under one or more of United Way's four Funding Areas: guiding youth to achieve their potential; helping children succeed; improving people's health and wellbeing; and promoting independence and self-sufficiency.
Where the smart money gives
Founded in 1927, the Central New York Community Foundation strives to inspire philanthropy in Central New York. The Community Foundation connects the generosity of donors with community needs by making grants to organizations working to enhance the quality of life of those who live and work in Central New York. The Community Foundation annually makes more than $5 million in grants and provides leadership support in the fields of arts and culture, community and economic development, education, environment, health and human services.
Committed to the survival and enrichment of Jewish living
The Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo seeks to bring Jewish people together, connected by our rich heritage, to strengthen the State of Israel, the universal Jewish family, and our own local organizations. The Federation is a fundraising, community relations and planning resource organization. With values of social justice and respect for human rights and dignity, we are committed to being a caring and compassionate community, to helping people in need, to ensuring that our heritage and values are passed on to our children, and to providing needed financial resources both locally, nationally and globally.
The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County brings people, organizations, and resources together to improve community well-being. Since 1917, United Way has been empowering individuals, businesses and organizations to make our community stronger.Every year, United Way invests millions of dollars in local Education, Income, and Health & Wellness programs that help people in need. We match resources - such as money, volunteers and training - with community agencies that directly benefit people in Buffalo and Erie County. We offer strategic training and resources to area nonprofits through our Not For Profit Resource Center, and we provide extensive volunteer support through events such as Day of Caring, Family Volunteer Day, and Business Meets Community.
The mission of the Jewish Community Federation of Greater Rochester is to enrich the quality of life for Jews in Rochester, Israel and around the world. The Federation meets this goal through financial resource development, planning, education, community relations, and volunteer recruitment and training. The Federation convenes agencies, synagogues, and organizations to address issues of common concern. Together, we transform Jewish tradition and values into action. The Rochester Federation's annual campaign supports five beneficiary agencies locally, Federation operations, and social and humanitarian programs and services in Israel and around the world.
United Way's mission is to magnify and focus the power of community resources to advance the common good. For more than 90 years, the United Way of Greater Rochester, Inc. has been committed to making our community a better place to live. Through our community-wide call to action - LIVE UNITED - the United Way asks community members to give, advocate, and volunteer in whatever ways they can. United Way advances the common good by investing donor dollars where they will make a measurable impact on the community by funding programs, engaging in strategic community partnerships, mobilizing volunteers and advancing advocacy efforts in support of declared strategies: giving babies the best start, preparing kids for success, supporting seniors and caregivers and meeting basic needs. The United Way invests donor dollars in the areas of greatest need in the community by utilizing a network of community volunteers who, in coordination with trained staff, determine how to invest dollars in the most efficient and effective manner possible to ensure strong long-term results for our entire community. In keeping with our call to LIVE UNITED, United Way investments include financial support and mobilizing community services to help those in need. The United Way funds programs that are "evidenced-based" - proven to work based on extensive research and effective long-lasting results. We are also focused on disciplined evaluation for all funded programs, looking at not just how each is doing, but at how collectively they are changing lives.
Fundraising for Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Established in 1991, the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation manages all donations made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Since its inception, over $162 million has been contributed to benefit the Institute's research, education and patient care programs. Founded in 1898, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is America's first cancer center. Over its long history, Roswell Park Cancer Institute has made fundamental contributions to reducing the cancer burden and has successfully maintained an exemplary leadership role in setting the national standards for cancer care, research and education.
United Way of the Southern Tier's mission is to effectively mobilize the caring power of our community to help people improve their lives. Through our Impact Areas and Community Initiatives agendas, we are producing measurable results and creating a community where: families are stronger and safer; children feel the impact of caring adults in their lives; seniors are engaged and eating well; the uninsured and under-insured have access to healthcare; and individuals and families can attain economic self-sufficiency. Your donations support 110 programs offered by 69 nonprofit organizations that provide vital services that help people improve their lives.
Giving families a choice, giving children a chance
The BISON Children's Scholarship Fund is a privately funded tuition assistance program for low-income children living in Western New York. Families awarded a BISON scholarship are able to send their child to a private elementary school of their choice. BISON's goal is to equalize educational opportunities for elementary students by offering low-income families educational options normally denied to them because of cost. Founded in 1995, the BISON Children's Scholarship Fund has grown from helping 200 children to more than 1,800 children today. BISON believes that every child should have the chance to succeed.
Changing The World One Woman, One Girl, One Dinner At A Time
Dining for Women is a global giving circle that funds grassroots projects working in developing countries to fight gender inequality. Dining for Women celebrates the power of the individual to see an injustice and act to change it; to see need and act to fill it. Dining for Women's members are deeply involved in the grantees we support and the problems we seek to address. Our education component is equally as important as our fundraising. Dining for Women chapters meet on a regular basis – most monthly – and share a meal together. It may be in someone's home, in a college cafeteria, an office break room, a church hall, or a local watering hole. Members share camaraderie and learn about that month's featured grantees through videos, educational documents and presentations, and free and open discussion. Funds raised each month go to fund the featured and sustained grantees, as well as support the entire mission of Dining for Women.
Providing life-changing education, nourishment and healing
Cambodian Children's Fund transforms the country's most impoverished kids into tomorrow's leaders, by delivering education, family support and community development programs into the heart of Cambodia's most impoverished communities.We believe that with the right education and support, one child has the potential to lift an entire family out of poverty and that a generation of educated children has the power to change a whole society. Through intensive, long-term investments in children, CCF is helping students build the skills, confidence and integrity they need to become the progressive spokespeople and leaders of change in their community.Through our 6 core program areas - Education, Leadership, Community Outreach, Healthcare, Childcare and Vocational Training - we take a holistic, on-the-ground approach to developing integrated yet simple solutions to the complex issues of poverty.
Investing in military veterans and their spouses through educational scholarships.
The Pat Tillman Foundation is a national leader in providing resources and educational scholarship support to veterans, active servicemembers and their spouses. The Tillman Military Scholars program aids all veterans, specifically the ever-growing population of veterans of Post-9/11 conflicts. In 2002, Pat Tillman proudly put his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals on hold to serve his country. This decision was just one of many he made over the course of his lifetime to help others and serve a cause greater than his own self-interest. Following Pat's death in 2004, while serving with the U.S. Army's 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan, his family and friends established the Pat Tillman Foundation.
Conquer childhood cancers
St. Baldrick's Foundation began in 2000 as a challenge between friends and has since grown into the world's largest volunteer-powered, donor centered fundraising program for childhood cancer research. The Foundation now funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. Its signature head-shaving events are coordinated worldwide, where volunteers get bald to stand in solidarity with kids with cancer and raise money to support lifesaving research. Since its start, nearly 450,000 shavees, including over 59,000 women, have shaved their heads at more than 10,000 head-shaving events in 25 countries and 50 U.S. states. St. Baldrick's has committed more than $200 million since 2005 to fund local institutions as well as cooperative research on a national scale to help doctors work together to develop the best treatments for all children with cancer.
For Childhood Cancer Research
Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research was founded in 2005 in Atlanta, GA to raise awareness and funds to bridge the gap in childhood cancer research funding across the country. Rally empowers volunteers across the country to raise funds for childhood cancer research to find better treatments with fewer long-term side effect and, ultimately, cures.
Faith. Family. Others
The Pujols Family Foundation is a national not-for-profit agency that exists to honor God and strengthen families through our works, deeds and examples. Since beginning this foundation in 2005, we have sought to help those living with Down syndrome here at home and to improve the lives of the impoverished in the Dominican Republic. Along the way, God has blessed us richly, and for those of you who have been a part of that journey we offer our gratitude. The Pujols Family Foundation benefits people with (a) Down syndrome (b) disabilities and/or life threatening illnesses as well as (c) children and families living in impoverished conditions in the Dominican Republic.
Motivating less fortunate children to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation (MTFTF) is the fund raising, funding and support organization for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. From 1991 - 2012, the Foundation supplemented local toy collections with over 102 million toys valued at $750 million. Concurrently, the Foundation provided over $10.5 million worth of promotion and support materials, which enable local Toys for Tots Coordinators to conduct more effective local campaigns. The primary goal of the Foundation is the same as that of the overall Toys for Tots program: to deliver, through a shiny new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to needy youngsters that will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders.
Lighten up their eyes. Make them smile. Provide food, shelter, and education. Give them hope.
We seek to provide impoverished people, especially children, with the tools necessary to become self-sufficient. We are a non-denominational organization that adheres to a philosophy of love and compassion in an effort to empower those that society has left behind.
Connecting amazing people and great ideas to make positive change happen in the world
Virgin Unite - USA is the American based affiliate of Virgin Unite based in the United Kingdom. Virgin Unite connects amazing people and great ideas to make positive change happen in the world. We're not about a single issue or about one big campaign, we're about a way of living and working that aspires to put people and planet alongside profit at the core of all we do. We move beyond charity and CSR. It's not about saving the world, it's about reinventing how we live and work in the world, and showing that business can and must be a force for good (and that this is good for business).
Supporting and Operating the OK Kids Korral, a Home for Children Battling Cancer
The mission of The Toby Keith Foundation is to encourage the health and happiness of pediatric cancer patients and to support OK Kids Korral. The Toby Keith Foundation has been helping children with cancer since 2006 and continues its services through partnerships with hospitals, caregivers, foundations and civic groups. OK Kids Korral provides a cost-free, convenient and comfortable home for pediatric cancer patients receiving treatment at The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center, Peggy & Charles Stephenson Cancer Center and other nearby facilities.
Uniting millions to make riding better for everyone
Launched in 1999 as Bikes Belong, PeopleForBikes includes both an industry coalition of bicycling suppliers and retailers, as well as a charitable foundation. Our foundation is where we house our major programs and engage individual members, affiliate organizations, and corporate sponsors. We provide a unified front for advocating for bicycling on a national level, a strategic center to ensure collaboration between each piece in the bicycling movement, and the ability to support local efforts through our financial, community and communication resources.
One Soul At A Time
The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation exists to combat issues that force families and individuals into economic despair. Through the funding and creation of programs and partnerships, we support innovative community efforts to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. It is the organization's goal to recognize and maximize the human potential in those affected by poverty and homelessness by offering assistance in establishing programs that provide food and affordable housing while supporting social services and job training programs. The Foundation started its work through the localized efforts of the Philadelphia Soul Arena Football Team and its celebrity owners (which included Jon Bon Jovi). The Foundation quickly expanded its work to have a national presence in it's commitment to develop role models for our city on the individual level, corporate level, and community level by developing, promoting, and assisting in innovative and long-lasting solutions to rebuilding pride in one's self and one's community – one SOUL at a time.
RESTORING: Self - Family - Hope
We believe those touched by military service can succeed at home by restoring their sense of self, family, and hope. Nationally, Hope For The Warriors® provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources.
Spreading the power of optimism to children who desperately need it
The Life is Good Kids Foundation helps kids overcome poverty, violence, and illness by using the power of joyful play to heal and strengthen children. We support the men and women who dedicate their careers to helping children heal from the devastating impact of early childhood trauma. We provide a continuum of personal and professional development resources that help childcare professionals tap into the power of optimism and build healing, life-changing relationships with children in their care. Our initiative is based on the belief that in order to better care for the most vulnerable children, we must better support those who care for them.
No child should die from a mosquite bite
At Malaria No More, we envision a world where no child dies from a mosquito bite. We use our innovative partnerships and focused advocacy to elevate malaria on the global health agenda, create political will and mobilize the global resources required to achieve malaria eradication within a generation.
The Jewish Federation of Atlantic and Cape May Counties is the umbrella organization for the organized Jewish Communities. The Federation cares for those in need, rescues those in harm's way and renews and strengthens the Jewish people in our area, in Israel and in 33 nations around the world. By participating in the Federation's programs and policies, individuals can contribute to two pillars of the Jewish faith: Tikkun Olam, the healing of the world and Tzedakah, righteousness.
United Way of Greater Mercer County's (UWGMC) mission is to improve people's lives by mobilizing the caring power of community. UWGMC was created in 1994 as a result of a merger of Delaware Valley United Way (founded in 1936) and United Way - Princeton Area Communities (founded in 1938). We identify and prioritize the human care issues in our area to create a Community Impact Agenda that focuses our energy and resources in three specific areas: helping children succeed; fostering self-sufficiency; and caring for seniors and people with disabilities.
Leader in building community capacity.
The mission of the United Way of Gloucester County is to be the leader in building community capacity to foster individual well being. Through collaboration with the United Way, consumers and providers of health and human services in Gloucester County will be more self-sufficient. United Way of Gloucester County was established in 1957. Since that time, local United Way campaigns have stimulated more than $77 million in charitable giving by county residents. It is the largest and most successful fund raising organization in Gloucester County. United Way supports 35 programs offered by our 27 partner agencies. When resources are available, United Way also provides funds to stimulate innovative solutions to community problems and seeks additional agency members.
United Way of Hudson County's mission is to improve the lives of the women, men and children in our communities by mobilizing the caring power of our leaders in government and the non-profit and corporate sectors, so they may have the greatest effective impact on improving the quality of life in our communities. United Way workers and volunteers reach out, network and motivate individuals and corporations with access to financial and material resources so that we can improve the lives of those in need and provide positive community impact.
Saving the world, one person at a time, every day
The Jewish Federation of Metrowest New Jersey helps to make Jewish education and Jewish camping affordable, stands up for Israel, and connects people socially and culturally to their heritage in countless ways. We respond to emergencies near and far, from Haiti to the Jersey shore. The largest Jewish philanthropy in New Jersey, Federation encompasses Essex, Morris, Sussex, Union, and parts of Somerset County. We have the expertise and experience to leverage the work of our 27 local and overseas partner agencies so that what we accomplish, with the help of people like you, is far greater than what one organization or person can achieve on their own.
Founded in 1922, United Way of Northern New Jersey's mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities. We are dedicated to building a stronger community by uniting individuals and institutions to create long-term sustainable solutions to issues that affect us all. The focus of our organization is to foster community involvement, convene collaborative efforts to resolve community problems, and make available the services most needed in Northern New Jersey. Our programs, initiatives and collaborations focus on the following action areas: children; self-sufficiency; seniors and people with disabilities; and healthcare.
Committed to the quality survival, strength and vitality of the Jewish people
The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey, serving Monmouth and Greater Middlesex counties, brings together people, partners, and resources to fill pressing needs in Jewish life locally and worldwide. We care for the vulnerable, inspire the next generation to embrace Jewish life, forge strong connections with Israel and overseas, and enhance access to a vibrant community.
The United Way of Central Jersey provides leadership to create opportunities for a better life for people living or working in our community who are needy, at risk and vulnerable. We achieve this by mobilizing people, organizations and financial resources to create and sustain programs that achieve targeted outcomes and lasting change through volunteerism, partnerships services and advocacy.
Fulfilling the needs of Jewish people in the community
The Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties is the umbrella organization of the area's Jewish community, bringing together agencies, organizations, and communities to support and fulfill the needs of the Jewish people. The Federation raises funds to coordinate services and to help support agencies that touch the lives of Jews in Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties, in Israel, and throughout the world. It provides information and referrals for a whole host of human needs, including relocation assistance, vocational issues, homelessness, nursing home placement, disability services, counseling, and many others.
We are here to help.
Guided by the wisdom and values of our tradition of respect for all people, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, New Jersey provides innovative, compassionate, and outstanding social services to enhance the independence and well-being of individuals and families throughout all stages of life. Jewish Family Service of MetroWest aims to be the premier Agency within the MetroWest, New Jersey area providing for the social services and mental health needs of the greater community with unparalleled professionalism, humanity, and respect for all who seek its support.
The mission of United Way of Greater Union County is to ensure the health and human service needs of the community are identified and addressed in ways that create a better quality of life for the residents of Greater Union County. We will accomplish our mission by providing strategic leadership, forging and leveraging partnerships, and by securing the resources necessary to develop and implement lasting solutions to critical health and human services needs and their root causes. For over 90 years, United Way of Greater Union County has been working to improve the lives of everybody throughout Greater Union County.
Generations of generosity
Established in 1979, the Community Foundation of New Jersey is an alliance of families, businesses, and foundations that work together to create lasting differences in lives and communities - today and tomorrow. Donors who establish a charitable fund with us have the opportunity to focus charitable dollars on their timetable - on causes, organizations, and communities they believe in - to achieve their desired impact. The Community Foundation is a platform where ideas are implemented for good. We are a shared, cross-generational response of like-minded individuals to current challenges and future needs. We are a place where change takes hold, and giving becomes legacy.
United Way of Hunterdon County is a community center of volunteerism, leadership, and philanthropy that envisions a community where all individuals and families achieve their full potential through income stability, healthy lives and education. Our mission is to bring people and resources together to improve lives and conditions and to advance the common good of our community. That is our commitment to Community Impact and Community Investment.
The strength of a people. The power of a community.
The mission of the United Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York is to build and maintain a strong and united Jewish community in order to ensure the creative survival and continuity of the Jewish people. It is the community's central agency for meeting Jewish needs and articulating Jewish concerns in the Capital Region, in Israel, nationally and around the world. Established in 1986 in a consolidation of the Greater Albany Jewish Federation and the Schenectady Jewish Federation, Federation serves the needs of the Jewish community locally, nationally and overseas by means of organized leadership, cooperative action and coordinated fundraising.
Enriching the quality of life
Founded in 1991, the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts administers a charitable endowment consisting of approximately 550 separately identified funds ($120 million) serving the three counties bordering the Connecticut River in Western Massachusetts (Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties). The Foundation also plays a central role in the charitable distributions from four large private foundations in the region, administered by Bank of America and representing approximately $24.6 million in additional charitable assets.
Transforming Schools. Together.
PENCIL, founded in 1995, has two core programs that enable business leaders to share their talent, ideas, and skills directly with schools and students in need. The PENCIL Partnership Program matches business volunteers with public school principals based on backgrounds, interests, and goals. Partners are then empowered and supported to develop solutions that transform their schools. The PENCIL Fellows Program provides promising public high school students with career readiness training that includes paid summer internships at leading businesses throughout the city. PENCIL pioneered the idea of improving student achievement by developing and supporting long-term partnerships between businesses and public schools.
Delivering music, food, gifts, financial support and friendship to those with the greatest need
The Holiday Express mission is to deliver music, food, gifts, financial support and friendship to those with the greatest need for the gift of human kindness during the holiday season and throughout the year. Founded in 1993, Holiday Express works year-round to deliver music, food, gifts, and human kindness to adults and children in need, including the mentally and physically disabled, the isolated, individuals in addiction and recovery programs, the poor and the homeless, and children with serious illnesses. With a constituency of more than 15,000 throughout the metropolitan tri-state area, our priority is to serve those who are desperately in need and often forgotten.
Free, full lives for the children affected by war and oppression.
Through holistic action, Partners Relief and Development demonstrate God's love to children and communities made vulnerable by war and oppression. Partners Relief & Development is a registered charity in Australia, Canada, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States, working with communities impacted by war. We are a community committed to the leadership of Jesus. We follow Christ's teachings. As he modeled a life of love, so we are committed to demonstrating love. We pray and seek God's guidance. We are committed to empower individuals and communities and co-create sustainable solutions to their poverty. We are a voice for the displaced and oppressed. We seek system change.
United Way of Essex and West Hudson (UWEWH), founded in 1923, seeks to address the root causes of community concerns by aligning resources to best meet the needs of individuals, children and families through its service-area. United Way is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health. These are the building blocks for a good life - a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health. We serve a population of nearly 700,000 in thirteen communities in Essex and Hudson County.
United Way of Passaic County envisions a community where every child is ready to succeed in school, every person can meet their most basic needs and everyone can pursue productive and satisfying lives. The organization is committed to creating lasting change - from our Financial Empowerment Zone to our Hunger-Free Communities work. United Way of Passaic County is uniquely positioned to leverage its own health and human services expertise, a powerful base of donors and volunteers, public advocacy and outcome-based funding to help identify and solve chronic community-wide issues within our region.
United Way of Southern Chester County's mission is to improve people's lives by mobilizing the caring power and resources of our community; to provide local non-profit agencies with needed financial, professional, and strategic support; and to ensure that contributions fund programs that effectively move people from crisis to independence. United Way's work is focused on the building blocks for a good life: Education - Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential Income - Promoting Financial Stability and Independence Health - Improving People's Health
United Way of Bucks County is dedicated to improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities.We believe that we are all connected and that we all have a stake in making Bucks County a healthy and prosperous community. We know that when we work together to advance the common good, we create a better life for all.To advance the greater good, we focus on three key issues: access to a quality education, a stable income, and good health - the building blocks of a great life.- See more at: http://www.uwbucks.org/who-we-are/mission/#sthash.lgUxbUgc.dpuf
Founded in 1952, United Way of Lebanon County works to improve our neighbors' lives through effective development and stewardship of community resources. United Way of Lebanon County provides funding to local human service agencies and community programs. The Community Needs Impact Grants (CNI Grants) support programs that advance education, financial stability and health for residents of our community.1 out of every 3 people in Lebanon County uses a United Way-funded service.
Founded in 1901, the mission of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is to identify and prioritize the important issues and needs of our local and global community, then organize and mobilize human and financial resources to successfully impact them. Jewish Federation focuses on Jewish education, human services, family, and economic needs, and provides support for Israel and for Jews at risk elsewhere in the world. We see a flourishing global Jewish community which is continually strengthened by inspiring participation in Jewish life and learning; caring for people at risk or in need; and connecting Jews in Greater Philadelphia to each other and to Jews in Israel and around the world.
The mission of the United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County is to initiate collaborative partnerships to effectively expand and leverage resources to meet evolving human needs identified by the community. We seek to be the leader in coordinating resources to meet the human service needs of our community. We provide allocations and support to our 28 member agencies and also distribute donor advised contributions.
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey aims to harness, leverage and strategically invest the collective power of donors, advocates and volunteers, to drive measurable results that improve the lives of people in our region. United Way ensures resources are collectively used in the most powerful way to solve the region's most pressing issues. We are committed to engaging entire communities and providing the tools, services, and expertise that can enable individuals and families to become stronger and more independent.
Everyone deserves the opportunity to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health. That's why United Way Worldwide is focused on the building blocks for a good life: education, income and health. Locally, the North Penn United Way (with a tremendous amount of input from community members) has identified three targeted Community Goals that we feel we are uniquely positioned to tackle. As an organization we will recruit and mobilize people and organizations from all across the community who bring passion, expertise and the resources needed to get things done. Our three Community Goals are: students succeeding in school; older adults remaining as independent and community-connected as possible ; and providing a strong safety net for people in crisis.
United Way is working to advance the common good. Our mission is centered on tackling our community's key issues and working towards solutions around our four focus areas: Education, Income, Health and Safety Net Services. We accomplish our work by raising and distributing funds to support a vital network of health and human services through agency partner programs and our initiatives. Each year, United Way programs help close to 100,000 local people through a broad range of programs, including youth development, helping families become more financially independent, improving people's health and helping those in crisis. Our goal is to create lasting community change, and by working with our partners, donors and volunteers we improve lives and build a stronger community for all of us.
The original dream makers organization
The Sunshine Foundation is the original wish granting organization founded in 1976. Sunshine answers the dreams of seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children, ages 3-18 from all over the country. We have answered 32,000 dreams for children since our inception. The Sunshine Foundation's Dream Village has nine fairytale themed cottages set on 22 acres in Central Florida. This is where most of our families stay when they visit Central Florida locations. The village offers for the family a quiet and relaxing atmosphere where they can enjoy a handicapped equipped playground, wheelchair accessible pool, a miniature golf course and many other amenities to make their stay truly a dream vacation.
Great things happen when we Live United
The mission of the United Way of Chester County is to unite people and mobilize resources to build better lives and stronger communities. Our vision for Chester County is a community where all residents in need have the opportunity to achieve a vibrant and healthy quality of life. United Way's commitment to the Chester County community includes implementation of the following key tactics to ensure success. We will:Ensure the transparency and integrity in all transactionsRetain and grow our donor populationDiversity our approach to resource developmentMaximize our return on investmentFund services that demonstrate positive outcomes for community needsCoordinate, integrate and align community resourcesIdentify needs and advocate for positive changes in community conditionsPromote a clear and simple message of United Way's valueEngage new stakeholders with organizational goalsCultivate new and existing relationships with key stakeholders
A Vibrant Jewish Community
The Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks was originally founded in 1929 in Trenton to meet the needs of individuals, families, and communities locally, in Israel, and in over 60 countries around the world. Our local Jewish Federation is one of 157 who, as a whole, have met the needs of millions of Jews worldwide for decades. The mission of the Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks is to preserve, secure, and strengthen Jewish life and values in our community, the State of Israel, and throughout the world.
Identifying and assisting young talent in theater, dance, and film
The Princess Grace Foundation-USA is dedicated to identifying and assisting young talent in theater, dance, and film by awarding grants in the form of scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships. The foundation's trustees share Princess Grace's dedication to supporting the arts and they believe, as she did, that cultivation and training of emerging talent is essential to ensure sustained excellence in the arts. Each year, the foundation announces a select group of Princess Grace Awards for distinction in the areas of theater, dance, and film. Students are eligible for apprenticeships and fellowships; a playwriting fellowship is available through a residency at New Dramatists in New York City.
Provide the leadership, convene the partnerships, and develop the resources and solutions that improve our community. United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley will work tirelessly to ensure children succeed in school, families achieve self-sufficiency and older adults thrive in our community.
To enhance opportunities and improve the quality of life for children and youth in the Greater Philadelphia region
Eagles Youth Partnership (EYP) was founded in 1995 and serves over 50,000 low income children in the Greater Philadelphia region every year with a focus on health and education programming. EYP takes its services directly to kids at their schools and in their neighborhoods. Our signature mobile programs - the Eagles Eye Mobile and Eagles Book Mobile - leverage the celebrity and excitement of the Eagles football team, enabling us to capture the attention of some of the hardest to reach children. Additionally, EYP produces an extensive annual playground build, which brings spectacular new murals, mosaics, landscaping and even a mini Eagles practice field to area schools. The organization also partners with other local non-profits for a variety of vital youth programs.
Funding visionary research
Founded in 1997, Macula Vision Research Foundation (MVRF) works to restore the gift of sight by curing retinal diseases. Our grants fund groundbreaking, innovative research conducted by the world's top scientists who are working feverishly to find treatments and a cure for retinal diseases, including macular degeneration and congenital childhood blindness.
The strength of a people. The power of community.
The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley funds and supports a community-wide network of organizations that do two things: 1. Care for people in need here at home, in Israel and around the world.2. Nurture and sustain the Jewish community today and for future generations. By working with a broad cross section of community members to raise and distribute funds, we ensure that the programs, institutions and values that enrich our Jewish community remain vibrant and strong. From feeding the hungry to helping the unemployed, from supporting families with special needs to funding Jewish education and Israel experiences, the Jewish Federation is focused on addressing the most pressing issues facing our community every day. As part of the Jewish Federation movement, the leading Jewish philanthropy in North America, we are able to advocate nationally and quickly mobilize resources in times of crisis.
Funding immunology research worldwide
Founded in 1968, Concern Foundation is a pioneer in funding Immunology Research worldwide. As a grassroots nonprofit based in Los Angeles, Concern Foundation is committed to funding cancer research scientists to further the advancements that are being made in conquering cancer. Concern also serves the local community of Los Angeles with multiple events each year to benefit children with cancer and their families. By hosting events at Universal Studios and Paramount Pictures, it is our goal to make sure kids with cancer have fun and create lasting memories with their families and restore a sense of normalcy while battling or having survived cancer.
You make the difference. We make it possible.
In 1968, community leaders formed The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia to provide stewardship for permanent endowments that enhance the lives of area citizens. The Community Foundation enhances the quality of life in Richmond and Central Virginia by inspiring philanthropy and civic engagement, empowering donors and community partners and providing stewardship of community resources. With combined assets of $667 million, The Community Foundation is one of the largest grantmakers in Virginia.
Your Dreams. Our Mission.
The Lyford Cay Foundation (along with the Canadian Lyford Cay Foundation) was created to enhance and enrich The Bahamas and the lives of its people. To this end, we direct our resources into two principal areas: Increasing the availability of higher education and technical training for Bahamians, supporting local non-profit groups through financial contributions and volunteer initiatives. We have also helped secure almost $13 million in scholarship awards for Bahamian students from the colleges and universities they are attending.
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.
Uniting people, resources, and strategy
Bartlesville Regional United Way's mission is uniting people, resources, and strategy for the good of our community. We provide leadership by addressing community needs, mobilizing community resources, assessing and prioritizing community needs collectively and appropriately distributing funds and assuring agency accountability all while improving social well-being and maximizing personal growth. Our goal is to provide a process for identifying and assessing community needs.
Helping Optimists help kids
Established in 1971, the Optimist International Foundation has been instrumental in providing significant funding for the charitable, literary and educational purposes of Optimist International, a community service based organization committed to creating a more optimistic future for young people through innovative programs. Optimist volunteers serve as leaders, mentors and friends to help kids achieve a more positive and productive life. Optimists create opportunities for youth as they develop into adulthood and become role models for future generations. Optimists believe that a positive approach can make all the difference in the world. Through service programs, Optimists develop positive attitudes and approaches to life that enable young people to excel in school and in their community.
The Strength of a People, the Power of Community.
The Greensboro Jewish Federation builds community among the Jewish people of Greensboro, assuring continuity from generation to generation. Recognizing that each Jew is responsible, one for another, the Federation promotes the welfare of the Jewish people in our community, in Israel and worldwide. The Federation accomplishes its mission by developing Jewish educational and cultural activities, promoting an understanding of Jewish culture and concerns, fostering cooperation and effectiveness of existing Jewish organizations, developing human and financial resources to meet Jewish needs, and building a strong relationship with our community-at-large.
The United Way of Medina County is one of more than 1,300 local, volunteer-led United Way affiliates in the United States all working to advance the common good in their respective communities by focusing on education, helping citizens achieve financial stability, and promoting healthy living. Education, Income, and Health-the building blocks necessary for all Medina County citizens to lead productive lives.
United Way of Southwest Colorado strives to positively impact the community by supporting local agencies and programs that promote education, health, and self-reliance. In United Way's 40 year history of service to Southwest Colorado, we have found that when people join together for the common good things change for the better. United Way targets barriers that families and individuals face that prevent them from thriving. Through our annual Community Investment process, we are partnering with over 50 agencies across the region that are addressing these barriers each and every day.
United Way of Blount County is advancing the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all.We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable and when people have good health. That's why United Way is focused on the building blocks for a better life by supporting programs that help kids succeed, strengthen and support families, promote self-sufficiency, improve people's health, and protect community well-being. Our goal is to support programs that help the most vulnerable in Blount County.
The mission of Lake Area United Way is to bring the resources of the community together to assist people in helping themselves and one another.We envision a community where individuals and families achieve success through a quality education, a stable income, and a healthy life.Our goals: - Increase the number of kids entering school ready to learn - Help teens graduate from high school on time - Teach individuals and families how to achieve financial stability - Promote strong families, healthy living, and vibrant neighborhoodsSince 1972, LAUW has combined forces with nonprofits, for-profits, unions, government agencies, faith-based organizations and individuals to address our community's biggest challenges. But we're not the United Way of the past. We're building a social movement to change our community by focusing on Education, Income and Health - the building blocks everyone needs to live a better life. Join us by giving, advocating, and volunteering. Live United!
Improving the quality of life in Baltimore
Since 1972, the Baltimore Community Foundation is a philanthropic foundation created by and for the people of Greater Baltimore, where many donors join together to make the region they love a better place, today and for future generations. BCF serves the community in a variety of ways, including building a civic endowment, a permanent source of charitable support for the Baltimore region; helping donors plan and carry out their charitable giving in Baltimore, the region, and across the country; and working in partnership with others across the public, private and nonprofit sectors, bringing a consistent voice of leadership to critical civic issues. Since its founding, BCF has distributed more $438 million in assets to the Baltimore region, including $26 million in 2015.
Northeast Mississippi's community foundation
CREATE is an acronym for Christian Research Education Action Technical Enterprise. Today, the CREATE Foundation is the region's premier philanthropic resource regarding comprehensive charitable planning for individuals, nonprofits, communities, and businesses. CREATE Foundation is committed to good stewardship of the funds entrusted to us. Sound financial practices protect investment principal from erosion, provide a steady stream of income for grants, and add value to investment assets through growth. For more than 35 years, CREATE has been working together with fund donors, grant recipients, organizations and communities, the Foundation is a powerful catalyst for building charitable resources for our region.
Reducing burn injuries and deaths
The Burn Institute is a nonprofit health agency dedicated to reducing the number of burn injuries and deaths in San Diego and Imperial counties. Founded in 1972, one of the Institute's first accomplishments was to help establish the UCSD Regional Burn Center. Today, the Burn Institute continues to: reach thousands of children and adults each year with lifesaving fire and burn prevention education and conduct burn survivor support programs that help children and adults cope with the devastating psychological and physical effects of their injuries.
Here for Oregon. Here for good.
Since 1973, The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) has connected private giving to public good - in every corner of the state. OCF's assets come from thousands of Oregonians who have invested in our state's future. OCF manages more than 1500 individual funds of various sizes. Through these funds, OCF awards more than $55 million annually in grants and scholarships. The Oregon Community Foundation is committed to improving life and uniting Oregonians through philanthropy.
Where giving and opportunity meet
Founded in 1973, the mission of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region is to strengthen the Washington metropolitan region by encouraging and supporting effective giving and by providing leadership on critical issues in our community. We are committed to ensuring equity, access and opportunity for all residents of the Washington metropolitan area by leveraging philanthropic investment in our region's most effective nonprofit organizations. We and our three regional affiliate foundations -- Alexandria Community Trust, The Montgomery County Community Foundation and The Prince George's Community Foundation -- are part of a network of some 700 community foundations nationwide. We currently manage more than 600 donor funds whose assets total more than $360 million.
Creating and advancing a cohesive Santa Barbara Jewish community
The mission of the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara (JFGSB) is to create and advance a cohesive Santa Barbara Jewish community by promoting identification and connectedness to the Jewish community, generating mutual respect amongst Jews of different practices, promoting cooperative relationships among the Jewish organizations and promoting positive relationships between the Jewish community and the community at large. The SBJF strives, in all of its endeavors, to preserve and foster Judaism and hold fast to its values, particularly tzedaka (charity and justice) kol Y'israel areyvim zeh lazeh (all Israel must care for one another) and tikkun olam (healing the world).
The finest shooting facility in the nation
The NRA Special Contribution Fund provides education and training in firearms safety, marksmanship, and wildlife conservation via the NRA Whittington Center, which covers 33,000 acres near Raton, New Mexico. Founded in 1973, the Whittington Center is the most comprehensive shooting facility in America today. In 2007 the Whittington Center was visited by over 183,000 unique visitors. Events in 2007 included clinics, tournaments, matches, guided and unguided hunts, nature trail rides, and Adventure Camp for junior outdoors enthusiasts.
Poverty to Possibility: Improving the Odds for Children and Families
United Way of Wyoming Valley maximizes resources, promotes change, and creates impact. We impact lives, today, tomorrow and forever. Our focus areas are: building stable communities; improving people's health; and strengthening at-risk populations.United Way of Wyoming Valley brings people together from all across the community: government, businesses, faith groups, non-profits, the labor movement, and ordinary citizens - to tackle issues mattering most to all of us - producing positive and meaningful results.Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that improve lives, which can only be done by working together.Thanks to the efforts of countless volunteers, our partner agencies, and the work of our special initiatives: Poverty to Possibility movement, Success by 6® Program, the Volunteer Action Center, Labor Participation Council, and the Regional HIV/AIDS Contractor - together, we are improving the quality of life for individuals and families in the Wyoming Valley.United Way is the most proactive way to create opportunities for a better tomorrow. That's how we LIVE UNITED in the Wyoming Valley.
Bringing focus to our community
Established in 1945, The Pittsburgh Foundation works to improve the quality of life in the Pittsburgh region by evaluating and addressing community issues, promoting responsible philanthropy, and connecting donors to the critical needs of the community. Today, more than a 60 years after its founding, The Pittsburgh Foundation remains a vital resource for the region, providing support to programs that improve the quality of life in the areas of education; the arts; children, families and youth; healthcare; and economic development.
At the heart of Jewish giving
Since its founding in 1912, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has been at the catalyst for building and strengthening the Jewish community of Pittsburgh. Through its planning and fund-raising efforts, the Federation has worked to enhance the quality of life for all members of the Jewish community -- in every stage of life, in Pittsburgh, Israel and throughout the world. The Federation builds community through the funding and planning support it provides to its partner agencies. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is one of the largest distributors of community philanthropic funding in Western Pennsylvania.
The United Way of Mercer County strives to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our local communities. Our caring hand reaches all across Mercer County, helping the lives of anyone who is in need. We focus on helping children and youth achieve their potential, promoting financial stability and independence, and improving people's health.
United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania leads and mobilizes the caring power of individuals, the business community and organizations to help local people in need measurably improve their lives. United Way creates long-lasting change for the betterment of our community. United Way focuses on solving the pressing issues you care about by bringing together the entire community — policymakers, corporate leaders, excellent agency partners, and people like you who want to help – to assist our neighbors in need and develop long-term solutions. No other single local non-profit can mobilize all of these partners and bring them together to achieve results. Together we have the opportunity to transform the lives of so many people throughout Pennsylvania and accomplish long- lasting impact.
At United Way of Erie County, we are working to reduce poverty in our region and create opportunities for a better life for everyone. We recruit people and organizations from across the community who bring the passion, resources and expertise needed to get things done. United Way of Erie County is a local organization that is accountable to our investors and our community. We are governed by a local board of directors and all decisions are made at the local level. Thanks to the generous community support we receive, United Way helps improve the lives of one out of every three people in Erie County in each year. Last year alone, over 100,000 men, women and children in our region were touched by United Way.
WE OFFER A HAND UP, NOT A HAND-OUT.
HEARTH provides transitional and permanent housing housing to homeless women with children who are homeless. Our mission is to provide a range of supportive services and housing that empowers homeless families, who are survivors of domestic violence to become independent, self-sufficient and adequately housed; to foster low income housing opportunities, to prevent homelessness, and encouage safew, affordable housing.
Raising funds for cancer research and patient care, as well as Austin's Playroom Project
The Mario Lemieux Foundation was created in 1993 by hockey legend Mario Lemieux. In that year, Mario was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. After a successful battle with Hodgkin's disease, Mario is now nearly 25 years cancer free and his experience led him to focus on ways to assist those not so fortunate. He devotes much of his time to the Foundation raising funds to help reach the ultimate goal: a cure for cancer. The Mario Lemieux Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for cancer research and patient care, as well as Austin's Playroom Project, an initiative that creates playrooms for children and families in medical facilities.
Helping today . . .shaping tomorrow
The Erie Community Foundation (ECF) is a collection of charitable endowments operating under the administrative umbrella of a single public charity. ECF traces its history back to 1935 when Elisha H. Mack, co-founder of the Boston Store, created a charitable endowment fund. Today, we are constantly expanding our collection of nearly 500 different endowment funds, all created locally. ECF works to improve the quality of life in our region by evaluating and addressing community issues, by promoting responsible philanthropy and by connecting donors to the critical needs of the community.
Funding Research, Finding Cures
A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure Foundation (a/k/a PLGA Foundation), founded in 2007, is dedicated to finding more effective, less toxic and less punishing treatments for eradicating low grade glioma brain cancer in children. Our goal is to accelerate the pace of promising scientific pediatric brain tumor research through: raising funds to support state of the art scientific research and raising awareness with scientists, doctors, lay people and pharmaceutical companies about the lack of existing effective treatments and a cure. It is simply unacceptable that children diagnosed with this pernicious disease are suffering due to the lack of advancements in scientific understanding of pediatric brain tumors. Recent developments in the scientific arena and agreement among scientists around the world confirm that more effective treatments are on the horizon for all children battling brain tumors provided that funding is available. AKBTC is accelerating its efforts to raise funds and awareness so that all children can fight for their dreams not for their lives.
Together, we can change the story.
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago is part of a network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories. Locally, the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago support system includes North-Northwest United Way and South-Southwest and West Suburban Regional Offices. United Way of Metropolitan Chicago leverages expertise, connections and resources to transform individual lives and entire neighborhoods, helping more than 1 million people each year.
Every child deserves a champion
The NASCAR Foundation embodies the compassion of the NASCAR Family. The NASCAR Foundation seeks to raise funds and increase volunteerism to support nonprofit charities and charitable causes with an emphasis placed on initiatives that affect the ability of children to live, learn and play. Since 2006, The NASCAR Foundation has committed more than $25 Million dollars to initiatives that inspire children around the country to live, learn and play. Evidence of our impact can be found on the smiles of thousands of children attending summer camp for the first time, receiving care in our Speediatrics hospital units and exploring the behind-the-scenes world of NASCAR during race weekends. It can also be found through the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award which honors the spirit of volunteerism that drives the NASCAR community.
Bringing our community together to care for Jews in Cincinnati, in Israel, and around the world
The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati brings our community together to care for Jews in Cincinnati, in Israel, and around the world, and to develop opportunities for each of us to embrace a Jewish life. We are the largest Jewish non-profit fundraising organization in Cincinnati, charged with building community resources, leadership and trust. We were founded on the Jewish people's commitment to tzedekah- that it is righteous and just to do right by others. For 112 years we have been helping to create a spirit of giving and hope for ourselves and around the world. Our work can be divided into three primary areas: building resources and investing them wisely; building leadership and participation; and building trust and collaboration.
Enriching and sustaining Jewish life in Dayton and around the world
In 1910, the Dayton Jewish community named six health and welfare agencies as its beneficiaries, establishing what is now the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton. Today, the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton is the central organization established to further the welfare of the Jewish community. The Federation coordinates social, welfare and cultural programs; fosters cooperation among Jewish organizations; facilitates fund-raising activities on the local and national level; and stimulates participation and interest in community-wide activities. The Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton enriches and sustains Jewish life in Dayton and around the world through its social service, cultural, educational, recreational, fund-raising and planning programs.
Founded in 1915, United Way of Greater Cincinnati is a leader and community catalyst mobilizing the caring power of individuals and organizations to help people measurably improve their lives. United Way works every day to advance the common good by focusing on the building blocks for a better life - education, income, and health. We concentrate on these critical issues in order to improve lives and strengthen our communities, and ultimately, to make our region the best it can be. Our impact areas are: preparing children for kindergarten, helping youth achieve success in school and life, helping families and individuals achieve financial stability, and our safety net services provide a foundation of care and support.
The United Way of Clark, Champaign and Madison Counties is a non-profit volunteer led organization which seeks to improve the health and human service conditions in a three county region. United Way focuses on improving people's lives in four primary focus areas: health services, self-sufficiency, basic emergency services and healthy neighborhoods. Linkage to local support services is provided by 2-1-1, a program of United Way's community services division and child care connections. Founded in 1953, the organization's mission is to increase the organized capacity for people to care for one another.
The mission of the United Way of Fairfield County is to improve lives through the caring power of our community. Here in Fairfield County, we're focused on critical issues such as helping children and youth succeed, family stability, health care, mental health and wellness and job development. Our goal is long lasting change that prevents problems from happening in the first place. We are working to transform that financial tightrope into solid ground by helping families learn the basics of budgeting, increase their income and start to set aside savings.
Empowering donors to make a profound difference in the Greater Cincinnati region
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is the Tristate region's community foundation. The Foundation was created by and for the people of Greater Cincinnati to provide a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving. We offer a variety of giving tools to help people achieve their charitable goals and create lasting good work in their communities. We believe in the power of philanthropy to change the lives of people and communities. GCF approved grants totaling more than $42.2 million in 2007 from unrestricted, field of interest, restricted and donor advised funds. At year-end 2007, the total value of assets held by The Greater Cincinnati Foundation was $501 million.
Founded in 1958, United Way of Union County works to bring neighbors together to improve lives. Together with our Member Agencies and other community partners, we're working to meet the basic needs of our neighbors and to enhance the quality of life for all in Union County. More than just a fundraiser, United Way collaborates with local businesses, government, non-profits, and individuals to solve pressing social service issues - large and small. From working to establish a safety net for those in danger of losing their housing to ensuring that children have the opportunity to participate in recreational activities, United Way is at the forefront of making an impact in areas that need it the most.
We are one
The Jewish Federation of Columbus, founded in 1926, is dedicated to strengthening and enriching the central Ohio Jewish Community through the support of and service to the Jewish community through its comprehensive family of social service, human service, and Jewish educational agencies, synagogues. and organizations. In addition, the Jewish Federation's of Columbus outstanding commitment to and responsibility for the state of Israel and Jews in need around the world remains steadfast. The Federation's core competencies include the efficient raising of annual campaign funds and the prudent and fiscally responsible investment of those funds towards the betterment of our community and world Jewry.
Inspired giving. Lasting impact.
Our mission is to advance philanthropy by: serving the charitable interests of donors, enabling increased charitable giving, and improving communities by being a permanent philanthropic resource for current and future needs. From 1984 to 2009, the Community Foundation grew from six charitable funds and assets of $1.1 million to more than 1,100 funds totaling $250 million. Although commingled as a lasting community resource, each fund has its own name and charitable purpose as defined by its donors. In 2009, these funds awarded 7,500 grants totaling $32 million to nonprofit organizations that improve the quality of life in the Louisville area and beyond.
Connecting people, resources, and causes to promote sustainable impact towards the betterment of Grant County
The team here at the Community Foundation is deeply passionate about Grant County. We believe we can be the best in the world at improving the quality of life right here where we live. We know that the more our economic engine is primed, the more impact we can make. So, we use our mission, as all quality organizations should, to guide and direct decisions…all of our decisions. The mission of the Community Foundation of Grant County is to connect people, resources, and causes to promote sustainable impact towards the betterment of Grant County.
School Supplies. Changing Lives.
Founded in 1995, Kids In Need Foundation works to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need. The mission is achieved by providing free school supplies to students and teachers through the Kids In Need National Network of Resource Centers, awarding grants to teachers for innovative classroom projects through the Kids In Need Teacher Grants program, developing community school supplies giveaway programs through the School Ready Supplies program, and equipping students to go back to school after a natural disaster through the Second Responder program.
A Breath of Hope
The LAM Foundation urgently seeks safe and effective treatments, and ultimately a cure, for lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) through advocacy and the funding of promising research. We are dedicated to serving the scientific, medical and patient communities by offering information, resources and a worldwide network of hope and support.
A free store for teachers
Crayons to Computers (C2C) was chartered in 1996 to serve the educational and imaginative needs of children in the greater Cincinnati area. C2C distributes donated, value purchased, and created product through our teacher's free store. Full-time certified teachers from public, parochial, or private schools may shop for free if a high percentage of their students participate in the free or reduced price lunch program. C2C serves 245 eligible schools in 16 counties of Greater Cincinnati. C2C distributed $11.5 million worth of free school supplies to local classrooms through 18,971 teacher visits during the 2009-2010 school year.
Delivering affordable, high-quality eyeglasses in the developing world
VisionSpring's works to reduce poverty and generate opportunity in the developing world through the sale of affordable eyeglasses. VisionSpring is an innovative social enterprise dedicated to reducing poverty and generating opportunity in the developing world through the sale of affordable eyeglasses. Our goal is to create channels for the delivery of low-cost eyeglasses to ensure every individual has equitable access to the eye care products they need to live a full, productive life. VisionSpring trains local villagers to conduct outreach & vision screenings and sell high-quality, low-cost eyeglasses in their communities.
Founded in 1973, the United Way of Licking County has completed multiple community assessments in an effort to continue identifying community needs and priorities. The number of programs they fund has increased to 56 programs at 24 agencies, including five of their original partner agencies. In 2008, United Way celebrated its 75th Anniversary of meeting the needs of our community's residents. United Way will continue to serve as an active leader in Licking County to identify needs and bring the resources together to meet those needs.
More than 80 years ago, concerned and compassionate citizens created United Way of Central Ohio to help people in need and make our community a better place for everyone. Today, we are mobilizing the caring power of thousands of individuals and central Ohio employers to advance the common good. Together, we are working to create opportunities for a better life for all. We are focusing the collective resources of our community on the building blocks for a better life: a quality education that leads to a productive career, enough income to support a family through retirement, good health and a safe place to live.
Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.
Founded in 1971, the United Way of Delaware County (UWDC) is in the business of creating meaningful and tangible impact in our community. We are focused on education through programs and services that help children and youth achieve their potential. UWDC works to create access to quality child care and early childhood education. They help to support youth mentoring programs and scouting programs that develop tolerance, diversity and conflict resolution. They provide advocacy for abused and neglected children, and support for school children who are at risk due to substance abuse within their families.
We Help You Help Others
The Dayton Foundation is the regional community foundation for Greater Dayton. Since its establishment in 1921, the Foundation has helped people to help others, managing more than 3,500 charitable funds that have provided over 320,000 grants totaling nearly $850 million to nonprofits locally and nationwide. As the region's community foundation, we provide unmatched services, resources, support and counsel to help individuals achieve their charitable giving goals. We assist other nonprofits by funding their efforts and offering our expertise to help them operate more effectively. We're also helping build a better Dayton by identifying important issues and bringing together the people and organizations who can solve them.
Strengthening and improving our community for the benefit of all its residents.
The Columbus Foundation is the trusted philanthropic advisor® to 2,400 individuals, families, and businesses who have created charitable funds and planned gifts to make a difference in the lives of others through the most effective philanthropy possible. Serving the region for more than 70 years, The Columbus Foundation is the seventh largest community foundation in the United States. Since 1943, people from all walks of life have partnered with the Foundation and created unique named funds to support the causes they care about. We offer unparalleled resources, services, and community knowledge to help donors make the most of their charitable giving.
UNITED4OC. Let's FACE 2024 together.
Our Mission: We fight for the education, health, housing and financial stability of every person in Orange CountyWhat We Do:We invest in Orange County children, families, and individuals by mobilizing our community to meet their most basic human needs-food, shelter, and medical care-while creating pathways to self-sufficient futures through education and training.In short, we help people help themselves.To do this, we focus on the Building Blocks for a self-sufficient life:Education - Helping children and youth reach their potential:- Readiness to succeed in school- Academic achievement- Productive and engaged youthIncome - Promoting financial stability and independence:- Develop job skills- Increase income- Build savings- Gain and sustain assetsHealth - Supporting healthy lives:- Essential food and proper nutrition- Safe shelter and secure housing- Basic health care
Supporting Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital Foundation was founded in 1985 with the goal of consolidating, coordinating and enhancing the fundraising efforts of Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego. The Foundation is also responsible for increasing community awareness of Rady Children's through various media and for promoting the hospital's strategic priorities. Our mission is to be responsible for developing, accepting and recognizing philanthropy in support of Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and its subsidiary corporations. Rady Children's is San Diego region's only designated pediatric trauma center and the only area hospital dedicated solely to pediatric care. Our goal is to help create a region where all children go to school healthy and ready to learn how to be productive, responsible citizens.
Encouraging, supporting, and facilitating philanthropy in Orange County
The Orange County Community Foundation connects donors and nonprofit agencies working towards a common goal: to improve the quality of life for our community. Our service-driven approach drives every action and decision. Simply stated, we make it easy for donors to grant effective and enduring gifts to charitable organizations whether in Orange County, the U.S. or the world. In addition, we partner with nonprofit agencies serving our community, and professional advisors counseling clients on estate and legacy plans.
Inspiring philanthropy beyond borders
Established in 1990, the International Community Foundation (ICF) seeks to increase charitable giving and volunteerism across U.S. borders to benefit overseas communities and nonprofit organizations. ICF's vision is to become a respected national leader in promoting effective internationally-focused community philanthropy through our grantmaking, programs, research, and donor educational services benefiting nonprofits in Mexico, leveraging the strength of our strategic global partnerships. In fiscal year 2014, ICF distributed $6.1 million in grants, focusing on the following geographic areas: the U.S. - Mexico Border, Baja California Peninsula, Sea of Cortez, Latin America and the Caribbean Region.
Stopping youth violence
The Tariq Khamisa Foundation (TKF) was established in 1995 after Tariq Khamisa, a 20 year old college student was killed by Tony Hicks, a 14 year old gang member. Our goal is to stop youth violence through our education, mentorship, and community service programs. TKF has designed its services to support youth in reducing their risk for negative behaviors such as violence, delinquency, school failure, and gang involvement. Our methodology is based on restorative principles that create opportunities for growth regardless of one's actions or behaviors. Interventions are conducted for all students with individualized services for those most prone to violence.
Raise the quality of life for pets and people who love and need them
The Petco Foundation has served as a voice for companion animals across the country since 1999. Each year, we help animal-welfare organizations find lifelong, loving homes for millions of orphaned pets, as well as fund spay and neuter efforts, animal assisted therapy programs and humane education. Today, the Foundation donates about $11 million a year to assist companion animals across the country. The organization is funded through donations raised during seasonal fundraisers conducted in Petco's 1,000 plus stores in all 50 United States, as well as from Petco associates, vendors and corporate contributions.. The majority of the funds raised remain in the community in which they were raised, but the Petco Foundation is also involved in many national animal welfare efforts. The Petco Foundation's mission is to raise the quality of life for pets and people who love and need them. The Petco Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation (#33-0845930).
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.
Promoting the well-being of the Jewish community
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland seeks to promote the well-being of our community, its members, and Jews throughout the world; enhance the continuity, security, and unity of the Jewish community; increase understanding of Jewish values and their application to improve people's lives; encourage our members to fulfill the responsibility of tikkun olam, to make the world a better place; support Israel as a Jewish and democratic state; and promote collective action by individuals and organizations to advance these purposes. Together, we serve the needs of more than 60,000 people living in the local Jewish and Greater Cleveland communities, as well as thousands of individuals and families in Israel and the former Soviet Union, and in more than 60 countries worldwide.
The mission of the United Way of Richland County is to increase the capacity of Richland County citizens to care for one another by bringing together all elements of the community to plan, support, deliver, and monitor quality human services. Our community impact areas are health services, family services, emergency services, and youth development.
Enhancing the quality of life in Greater Cleveland
Established in 1914, the Cleveland Foundation is the world's first community foundation and the nation's third-largest today, with assets of $1.6 billion and annual grants nearing $85 million. The foundation improves the lives of Greater Clevelanders now and for generations to come by building community endowment, addressing needs through grantmaking, and providing leadership on vital issues. Our mission is to enhance the lives of all residents of Greater Cleveland, now and for generations to come, by building community endowment, addressing needs through grant making and providing leadership on key community issues.
Developing the building blocks for a good quality of life.
Our United Way is the catalyst and driving force for collaborative, sustainable community impact. United Way will be recognized for measurable impact, systemic change, changing lives, and be the top nonprofit of choice among donors.
The United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties works to stabilize families by providing a safety net in times of crises and ensure that people have what they need to meet basic needs, convene community partners from all sectors to drive change and respond to changing needs, and fund high quality programs that deliver results.
Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health. That's why the United Way of Greater Lorain County's work is focused on the building blocks for a good life: Education - Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential Income - Promoting Financial Stability and Independence Health - Improving People's Health United Way's goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems.
United Way of Portage County has been in the life changing business since 1967. United Way of Portage County partners with local agencies (also known as non-profits, not-for-profits, charities) who, in turn, provide services in the areas of health, education and income to Portage County residents. These agencies receive funding from other sources in addition to United Way of Portage County to make these services a reality.
Enriching lives since 1955
Akron Community Foundation was established in 1955 to improve the quality of life in the Greater Akron area by building permanent endowments and providing philanthropic leadership that enables donors to make lasting investments in the community. The vision and dedication of the greater Akron community's leaders have helped Akron Community Foundation plan for tomorrow by building a permanent, growing charitable endowment that will provide income in perpetuity. To date, assets from which income is used to support projects of many local non-profit organizations total about $138 million.
United Way of Lake County (UWLC) works to measurably improve the quality of people's lives in Lake County. UWLC provides an effective channel through which the community may participate in a voluntary, cooperative effort to identify, evaluate, support and fund current human service needs in Lake County. UWLC helped to provide services to 160,475 Lake County citizens in 2011.
Founded in 1918, United Way of Summit County's mission is to improve lives by mobilizing community assets for health and human services. United Way of Summit County is a fundraising and community service organization supporting 122 programs provided by 48 local affiliated health and human service agencies in Summit County, and by non-affiliated agencies that were recipients of Development Fund Grants and Priority Area Grants. Most importantly, the funds donated by an individual or company remain within this community to help our neighbors, co-workers, friends and families.
United Way of Greater Toledo is a collaboration of community volunteers, health and human-service providers and donors throughout Lucas, Wood and Ottawa counties who are committed to changing lives. United Way assists citizen leaders to develop an agenda to strengthen community life in areas the community most cares about and needs. United Way facilitates and supports a wide range of community-based efforts to make a measurable impact in those areas. Our mission is to change lives by mobilizing the caring power of community. Our focus areas include: preparing children to enter and graduate school, promoting financial stability and workforce development, and improving people's health and wellness.
Support and enhance the health, welfare, education, spiritual life, unity and continuity of the Jewish community of Toledo
Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo (JGT) is guided by the core values of Judaism: "Tzedakah" (justice, charity and righteousness); "Tikkun Olam" (restoring the world) and "Gemulit Chassidim" (acts of loving-kindness). It is our mission to support and enhance the health, welfare, education, spiritual life, unity and continuity of the Jewish community of Toledo, the surrounding areas and Klal Yisrael, the world community of Israel, with services and programming consistent with Jewish values.
United Way of Greater Cleveland mobilizes our community and its resources to advance education, income and health to positively impact lives. United Way funded programs are working daily in our community to provide food and shelter to those in greatest need, job training and stay-in-school strategies to get on track for a better future and information and resources to avoid health risks and live healthy lives. United Way's 2-1-1 health and human service referral program answered more than 250,000 calls for help last year.
Inspiring. Empowering. Transforming
The SHRM Foundation champions workforce and workplace transformation by providing...- research-based HR solutions for challenging inclusion issues facing employees and potential employees.- scholarships to educate and develop HR professionals and students to make change happen.- opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities.
Give. Advocate. Volunteer.
The VISION of United Way of Allen County is ...An Allen County where all individuals and families discover and achieve their potential.The MISSION of United Way of Allen County is to ...Unite our community's time, talent, and treasure to cultivate and advance community solutions that address the most critical issues around basic needs, education, financial stability and healthy lives.
The mission of the United Way of Southwestern Indiana is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities. United Way is focusing on the building blocks of a good life for all - education, income and health. It takes all of us working together to build a stronger Southwestern Indiana. Everyone has something to offer. United Way connects people to opportunities to GIVE, ADVOCATE & VOLUNTEER.
Hope happens here
Riley Children's Foundation was founded in 1921 to honor beloved Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley. Riley Children's Foundation is committed to improving the health and well-being of Indiana's children through our philanthropic leadership in support of Riley Hospital for Children and its research programs, Camp Riley for Youth with Physical Disabilities and the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home.
Founded in 1959, United Way of Howard County's mission is to transform the power of compassion and cooperation. United Way of Howard County provides the leadership necessary to identify and respond effectively to the community's most pressing social needs. Through funding and advocacy, we organized and increase the capacity of people to care for one another.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis is the central philanthropic, planning and community relations organization of the Jewish community. The Federation and its agencies, in cooperation with the synagogues, function to promote the general welfare of the Jewish community and to ensure the creative survival and continuity of the Jewish people. The Federation community mission is grounded in a pluralistic understanding of the historical, moral and cultural values of Judaism. The Federation is the connection to the entire Jewish community - in Indianapolis, in Israel and around the world.
United Way of Greater Lafayette improves our community by focusing on education, income and health. We bring people, organizations and resources together to deliver results. You can give through our annual campaign, you can volunteer your time to a variety of worthwhile causes throughout our community, or you can advocate to create a better community for us all. United Way will add value to the Greater Lafayette community by enabling people to help one another. It will provide leadership in defining community needs and in coordinating resources to address community issues.
Serving Monroe, Owen, and Greene Counties
For nearly 60 years, United Way of Monroe County has improved people's lives by creating and sustaining solutions to the most pressing issues in Monroe, Owen, and Greene counties. Our mission is to improve people's lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. We address critical needs today and work to reduce those needs tomorrow.
Since 1925, United Way of Delaware County has given people in Delaware County, Indiana ways to improve lives in our community. Today, the best way to make the biggest possible impact is to first focus on areas that change people's lives forever: preparing kids to enter school ready, and to graduate and succeed, helping families leave poverty permanently by becoming financially stable and independent, and enabling people to live healthy, responsible lives. We engage the community to improve lives by focusing resources on education, health, income.
Founded in 1918, United Way of Central Indiana helps sustain vital human services for those who need help most while reducing such needs for future generations. We help improve lives and build stronger communities through our support of innovative, practical and efficient human services programs and partners that address local needs. We assess community conditions and bring together the best resources in Central Indiana in order to provide help where it's needed most. United Way of Central Indiana supports the entire community, providing solutions that address today's needs and reduce tomorrow's. Our community priorities are sustaining vital human services for those who need help most, and helping kids enter school ready to learn and graduate ready to earn.
The United Way of Kosciusko County is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health. These are the building blocks for a good life - a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health. Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place. We invite you to be a part of the change. Together, united, we can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow. That's what it means to "Live United".
United Way of Madison County is working to create the kind of community we all want to live in. Where every child graduates and achieves their dreams, where every person has a good job that allows them to fully provide for their family, and where every family is stronger because they are healthy. We work to improve the quality of life in our community by engaging people and organizations to advance education, income and health outcomes for all. We invite you to join with us. Together, united, we can inspire hope and create a better future for everyone that calls Madison County home. That's what it means to LIVE UNITED.
To mobilize the community to collectively reduce poverty.
Serving our community since 1914, United Way of St. Joseph County is a nonprofit organization whose mission is To Mobilize the Community to Collectively Reduce Poverty. The organization works in collaboration with community partners to invest resources, convene, organize and support critical work in St. Joseph County.
United Way of Johnson County's mission is to organize caring people to identify and meet human needs in our community. Our community is diverse economically and socially. Since our beginnings in 1961, our volunteers have made certain that our neighbors have meaningful lives. Our organization is responsible for looking at the needs of the community, raising the funds and allocating those funds appropriately in order to meet the pressing needs of Johnson County residents. United Way of Johnson County provides funding for 20 health and human-service agencies and 92 programs in our community.
The mission of United Way of Bartholomew County is to encourage and lead the people of our community to care for each other and share resources in order to meet human needs and to create lasting changes. United Way of Bartholomew County invests its resources in four focus areas to make the greatest impact and improve lives: developing children and youth, strengthening families, providing emergency services and serving seniors and those with special needs. United Way of Bartholomew County supports 29 different agencies that provide various services and programs to those in need.
Through the generosity of thousands of donors, Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) is the steward for more than $480 million in charitable assets. CICF transforms central Indiana in three ways: by consulting donors, family foundations, and their professional advisors on charitable giving; awarding grants to effective not-for-profit organizations; and providing leadership to address community needs and seize opportunities. CICF was established in 1997 as a partnership between The Indianapolis Foundation, serving Marion County since 1916, and Legacy Fund, serving Hamilton County since 1991. CICF's mission is to inspire, support, and practice philanthropy, leadership, and service in our community.
Hoping for a future free from breast cancer
Founded in 1998, the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer is committed to funding breast cancer research. The mission of the foundation is to eradicate Breast Cancer as a life-threatening disease by funding research and research related projects. Currently, we fund research at the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research Laboratories at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Knowing that cancer will not be cured in a vacuum, members of our team are well known worldwide for their collaborative approach. It's this sharing of information, talents and resources that will accelerate the pace of research.
Together for good
The Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago is the one organization that impacts every aspect of local and global Jewish life, providing human services for Jews and others in need, creating Jewish experiences and strengthening Jewish community connections. JUF gives help and hope to the most vulnerable through a network of local agencies and programs, transforming the lives of 300,000 Chicagoans of all faiths who are in need at every stage of life.JUF stands in solidarity with Israel and the Jewish people worldwide, advocating on key issues, supporting humanitarian assistance for 2 million Jews in Israel and 70 countries around the world and rushing aid to communities in crisis in Israel and beyond.JUF advances Jewish learning and identity, funding the best in formal and informal Jewish education and connections to Israel. JUF builds Jewish community, fosters a sense of peoplehood and cultivates Jewish continuity from generation to generation.
United Way of Rock River Valley advances the common good in Winnebago and Ogle counties, creating opportunities for a better life by focusing on education, income, and health. United Way unites people and organizations that bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done.
United Way of Lake County creates opportunities for a better life for all right here in our own community. We are a volunteer led organization that advances the common good by concentrating on three key issues that are the building blocks for a better life: education, income and health. Our work is focused on helping children and youth achieve their potential, promoting financial stability leading toward independence and improving people's health. These key issues are rooted in our three impact initiatives: Success By Six, Youth Success, and Financial Stability.
United Way of Will County has been a change-agent in our community for over 75 years, creating measureable results in the areas of youth, family, health, and community. Together United Way of Will County and our 45 partners help our children and youth succeed. We help Will County families and individuals achieve self-sufficiency. We strengthen our neighborhoods and we maintain a safety net of essential health and human care services for all in Will County.
United Way of the Quad Cities Area's mission is to improve lives and make a positive impact in our community by mobilizing people and resources. Our vision is to do this by: identifying priority issues on which we will have impact; convening and influencing people and organizations to take action on identified priority issues; connecting people to available services and programs they need to improve their lives; measuring the results of programs, collaboratives and initiatives we support; valuing and reflecting the diversity of our community; and raising maximum resources to achieve our goals. United Way of the Quad Cities Area invests in over 100 local health and human service programs that deliver results in the areas most important to the Quad Cities.
For almost 40 years, Barnabas Foundation has been advancing God's kingdom by providing quality Planned Giving and Estate Planning services, which enable caring Christians to strengthen support for the ministries of our nearly 200 member organizations. We offer Planned Gift development and stewardship education for member organizations and churches and we help Christians make tax-wise decisions about their financial resources.
The CHEST Foundation champions lung health by supporting clinical research, community service, and patient education.
The CHEST Foundation, the American College of Chest Physician's charitable foundation, champions lung health by supporting clinical research, community service, and patient education. Through CHEST Foundation-supported programs, CHEST's 19,000+ members engage in advancing the lung health of millions of patients in local communities around the world. More than 95 cents of every dollar raised goes toward advancing our mission-based programming. Since our inception, we've provided more than $10 million in funding for clinical research and community service, with a reach that spans over more than 60 countries.
Investing resources in our community for regional success
Founded in 1986, West Central Initiative is a regional community foundation that serves nine counties in west central Minnesota: Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin. Our mission is to serve to improve West Central Minnesota through funding, programs and technical assistance. We invest and help leverage resources in our communities for regional success. We work with many partners, using the tools of economic development, community development and promoting philanthropy to help people and communities create a better tomorrow for west central Minnesota.
Changing lives, one at a time.
Chicago Lights provides hope and opportunity to Chicago's children, youth, and adults who face the challenges of poverty. Through supportive relationships and diverse programs, we empower people to thrive academically, secure economic stability, lead healthy lives, and build community. Chicago Lights offers five signature programs, including: Tutoring, the Urban Farming, the Elam Davis Social Service Center, Summer Day, and the Dance Academy. Chicago Lights has served more than 50,000 people since the inception of our first program, Tutoring, in 1964, and annually serves 4,000 individuals of all races, ethnic backgrounds, and religious traditions.
Prosperity for all through entrepreneurship
Founded in 1991, Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) is the only national membership association committed to microenterprise development as an effective economic development strategy and a powerful poverty alleviation tool. AEO provides its members with a forum, information, and a voice to promote enterprise opportunity for people and communities with limited resources. AEO currently has a membership that stretches across the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico and includes all key agencies and organizations that provide microenterprise services to disadvantaged microentrepreneurs. The combined reach of these organizations exceeds 300,000 microentrepreneurs and small business owners annually.
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.
Working together with Kiwanis International to serve the children of the world
Founded in 1939, the mission of the Kiwanis International Foundation is to financially assist Kiwanis International in serving the children of the world. The Kiwanis International Foundation has grown into a multimillion-dollar foundation providing grants to thousands of organizations worldwide aimed at making better the lives of children. Kiwanis, through guidance and example, works to develop future generations of leaders. Every day, Kiwanians are revitalizing neighborhoods, organizing youth-sports programs, tutoring, building playgrounds, and performing countless other projects to help children and communities.
United Way of McLean County is a volunteer led organization that advances the common good by concentrating on three key issues that are the building blocks for a good life: Education, Income and Health. Our role is to connect people, resources and ideas to create a thriving community characterized by educational success, financial stability, and healthy people. We work with local volunteers and community partners to identify and develop innovative solutions to local issues. Collaboration, cooperation and partnership are the keys to our success. UWMC invites and connects people and organizations that bring passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. It takes everyone working together to create community-wide change.
United Way of Champaign County brings people and resources together to create positive change and lasting impact for our community. Our investment areas include Education, Income and Health. Our commitment is to make your gift through United Way's Community Impact Fund help the most people right here in Champaign County where we work and live.
United Way of Decatur & Mid-Illinois mobilizes resources to positively impact our community and will lead our community to become sustainable, safe, healthy, and well-educated. At United Way of Decatur & Mid-Illinois, we have developed five areas of focus based on an assessment of community needs. By focusing on five main areas, we are targeting our community's biggest troubles through funding programs dedicated to producing outcomes. These areas are education, self-sufficiency, health, safety, and basic needs.
Founded in 1922, United Way of Central Illinois creates a better life for us by advancing the common good. Our focus is on protecting services vital to the immediate basic needs of the most vulnerable members of our community; while making long term investments in education, financial stability and health, because these are the building blocks for a good quality of life. We bring together people and organizations from all across the community who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done.
The United Way of St. Clair County is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing health and human services to the residents of the community. Our mission is to mobilize the community of St. Clair County to raise funds and/or resources to meet identified human service needs with the highest level of accountability and community involvement.
United Way of Saginaw County helps create community impact everyday by connecting community resources and volunteers. United Way is a volunteer-directed nonprofit organization operated by trained staff that promotes volunteerism, raises funds to address important health and human service issues, and insures the money donated is used in the most efficient and effective manner possible. United Way volunteers research the needs of the community, informs the community of those needs, and makes sure United Way dollars are distributed to programs that best address those issues.
United Way of Southwest Michigan works to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities. It is part of a national network of more than 1,300 locally governed organizations that work to create lasting positive changes in communities and people's lives. Building on more than a century of service as the nation's preeminent community-based fundraiser, United Way engages the community to identify the underlying causes of the most significant local issues, develops strategies and pulls together financial and human resources to address them, and measures the results.
The vision of United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region (UWBCKR) is to mobilize the caring power of the community to improve lives. We advance the common good in the City of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo County by creating opportunities for a better life for all. We focus on the areas of education, income stability, and health - the building blocks for a good quality life. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when a family becomes financially stable, and when people have good health.UWBCKR recruits people and organizations which bring the passion, expertise, and resources to get things done. Individuals can give, advocate, and volunteer. That's what it means to LIVE UNITED.
We provide loans. We promise dignity.
Founded in 1895, the Hebrew Free Loan of Metropolitan Detroit provides financial help to Jewish people in the state of Michigan through the lending of money without interest. We help people in accordance with the core Jewish values of respect, compassion and confidentiality. Hebrew Free Loan's biblical directive is to lend money without interest to help Jewish people have better lives. Our goal is to match that directive with the needs of the 21st century Metropolitan Detroit (and all of Michigan) Jewish Community. Today, we help first-generation Americans pay for college, couples afford an expensive adoption or fertility process, individuals who have recently been laid off to manage their bills, and the start of new business ventures.
Founded in 1922, United Way of Genesee County is at the forefront of uniting people, developing resources and creating solutions to build a better community. As a leader in performance based philanthropy, United Way is focused on achieving measurable results. We are dedicated to improving the health and social well being of our community. United Way is working for long-term solutions by focusing on four focus areas: basic needs; older adults; youth development; and strengthening families.
The cornerstone of our Jewish Community
As the major instrument of Jewish philanthropy and engagement in the Detroit area, we are a community-driven organization committed to taking care of the needs of the Jewish People and building a vibrant Jewish future, in Metropolitan Detroit, in Israel and around the world.
Heart of West Michigan United Way's mission is to mobilize the caring power of individuals and organizations to help people measurably improve their lives. Our vision is a vibrant, safe and caring community where all children thrive and all people enjoy maximum health and self-sufficiency. United Way advances the common good by focusing on education, income and health. These are the building blocks for a good life - a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.
Founded in 1919, Capital Area United Way's mission is to unite people and resources to solve defined problems and improve the quality of life for individuals and families in our communities. United Way exists for one reason - to strengthen our community through individual and family well-being. Community volunteers from all walks of life identify critical needs in our community and addresses them with collective focus and action through three priority areas: healthy, caring communities; safe, stable households; and learning from youth to young adult. United Way also engages community leaders, businesses and governmental agencies to work together to make our community a better place for everyone.
United Way of Jackson County's vision is to be our community's leader in improving people's lives by meeting current and emerging needs through partnerships with donors, agencies and volunteers. Our mission is to improve lives in Jackson County by mobilizing the community to make lasting change in community conditions.
United Way of the Lakeshore advances the common good and creates opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on Education, Income and Health - the building blocks for a good life. There are basic things we all need for a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, income that can support a family through retirement, and good health. Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place. Our mission is to mobilize the caring power of our community to improve the lives of people in our lakeshore communities.
United Way of Northwest Michigan believes that to truly improve lives in our region we must act collectively to impact the critical issues affecting residents of Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau counties. We are committed to bringing together partners across all sectors in order to address community concerns before they become problems. In so doing, we create sustainable community change. Our mission is to efficiently raise and effectively distribute both financial and volunteer resources to support community-determined initiatives that improve the lives of community members.
As a catalyst for community change, the Livingston County United Way identifies our community's most critical needs, and mobilizes the resources required to meet those needs. The Livingston County United Way is recognized as a convener and collaborating partner with many non-profit, for-profit, governmental and faith-based organizations -- all working to address the most critical needs of Livingston County residents.
Enhancing the quality of life in southeast Michigan
The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is a permanent community endowment built by gifts from thousands of individuals and organizations committed to the future of southeast Michigan. The Community Foundation works to improve the region's quality of life by connecting those who care with causes that matter. The Community Foundation has more than $755 million in assets and supports a wide variety of activities benefiting education, arts and culture, health, human services, community development and civic affairs. Since its inception, the Community Foundation has distributed more than $689 million through more than 51,000 grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair and Livingston counties. For more information, please visit www.cfsem.org
Celebrate Jewish life
The Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor provides support for charitable, religious, and educational organizations. Our central community institution coordinates community-wide planning and raises nearly $2 million annually to care for Jews overseas and to support more than a dozen local Jewish agencies and programs. Funds are allocated annually, based upon an analysis of the local and global needs of the Jewish people. In 2008, 56% was allocated to local Jewish institutions, and 44% was distributed to non-local causes (including overseas).
For good. For ever.
Founded in 1922, the Grand Rapids Community Foundation is Michigan's first community foundation. Our mission is to build and manage our community's permanent endowment and lead the community to strengthen the lives of its people. Since 1930 when the Foundation made its first grant, hundreds of thousands of people's lives have been enriched through grants and scholarships totaling almost $160 million. The role of the Foundation has grown from simple grant maker to a community leader seeking long-term solutions to diverse community challenges.
Helping those who help others
Charity Motors is dedicated to helping people in need with transportation. Charity Motors provides transportation assistance to over 5,000 underprivileged individuals at a price significantly below fair market value to help foster personal development and educational advancement. Charity Motors will sell your vehicle, at a discount, to someone in need. This helps provide individuals who have struggled finding access to transportation with the freedom of their own car or truck. The proceeds from those sales benefit thousands of charities or any charity you designate at the time of donation.
At Greater Ottawa County United Way, our mission is to improve the quality of life for all Ottawa County residents by identifying pressing community challenges and focusing the community's collective power and resources to address those needs. Our vision is to create lasting change in the health & human services realm through the LIVE UNITED and "Community Impact" models. United Way has been making a difference in Ottawa County for nearly a century. Known in the 1920s as United Fund or Community Chest, annual fund drives to address community needs were a fixture of life in many communities in Ottawa County.
Saving kidneys. Saving lives.
NephCure Kidney International is dedicated exclusively to support research seeking the cause of the potentially debilitating kidney disease Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and Nephrotic Syndrome, improve treatment and find a cure. As the primary source of information on Nephrotic Syndrome and FSGS, we are committed to funding research around the globe that will continue to move us closer to improved treatment and a cure. NephCure is leading the charge for legislative action to provide more federal funding for research. We are working to attract researchers to this field and to educate the public and raise awareness about Nephrotic Syndrome and FSGS.
For good. For ever.
The Community Foundation for Muskegon County was created in 1961 to improve the quality of life for Muskegon County residents. As a publicly supported community endowment, the Foundation receives and manages contributions from community citizens and organizations who are charitably inclined and committed to the future of Muskegon County. The Foundation presently supports efforts in the areas of arts, education, environment, community development, health and human services as well as youth development issues. It is the intent of the Foundation to reflect the collective vision of all Muskegon County residents.
Founded in 1909, United Way of Greater Milwaukee is committed to improving lives in our community. We provide for people's basic needs, we strengthen families, children and youth, and help individuals become self-sufficient. We also focus on the root causes of our community's most critical problems to break the cycle of poverty - the key to lasting change. United Way supports a safety net of services that provides people with the support and tools they need to build a better life while also focusing on the underlying causes of problems by investing in programs that address: early education, healthy girls, job training and retention, and asset building.
Founded in 1925, Brown County United Way's vision is that everyone is exchanging and growing their gifts and strengths to assure needs are being met and the quality of life is continually being elevated for everyone. Their mission is to bring together the strengths of the community to improve the quality of life in Brown County today and in the future.
Caring for the community
The mission of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation is to ensure the continuity of the Jewish people, to enhance the quality of Jewish life and to build a strong unified Jewish community in Milwaukee, in Israel and throughout the world. In fulfilling its mission, the Federation is committed to the principles of Klal Yisrael (the collective unity of the Jewish people), tzedakah (the obligation to care for one another) and tikkun olam (improving the society in which we live). Caring for the most vulnerable is at the heart of our mission. To that end, we support vital programs and services provided by our constituent agencies to ensure that needs are met: reaching out to the elderly, to children and adults with special needs, and to those facing poverty and hunger.
United Way of Racine County has been helping local families since 1922. At United Way, we work to improve lives and create lasting community change in partnership with local organizations. Our focus is on education, income, and health because they are the building blocks for a successful life. We all benefit when a child succeeds in school, when individuals and families are financially stable, and when people are healthy.
United Way of Sheboygan County strives to build a stronger and healthier Sheboygan County through effectively facilitating community resources, convening broad dialogue and focusing on the areas of highest need. United Way brings together businesses, community organizations, volunteers, government, private foundations and nonprofit agencies around a shared vision - improving lives. By focusing the best people, latest research and innovative practices around achieving measurable results, we maximize the impact made for thousands of people in Sheboygan County.
Great Rivers United Way is working to advance the common good to create opportunities for a better life for all. Great Rivers United Way focuses on the building blocks for a good life: education, income, and health. Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health. Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy. United Way's goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems.
United Way Fox Cities improves lives by bringing diverse people together to build a stronger, more caring community for everyone. The vision of United Way Fox Cities is to be a diverse and dynamic community, where people willingly share the responsibility of ensuring a safe and healthy community for all. Founded in 1993, United Way Fox Cities' core values are: accountability, community, caring, integrity and commitment.
United Way of Marathon County, a locally directed organization, works collaboratively to assess community needs, coordinate community resources, and strategically invest in human service programs that improve the quality of life throughout Marathon County. United Way of Marathon County is the leader that inspires and enables individuals and organizations to work together on human service priorities, using resources effectively to make a measurable difference in improving the lives of people throughout Marathon County.United Way of Marathon County exists to Unite people and organizations in Marathon County to build a stronger community and strategically invest in education, income and health priorities to improve lives now and in the future.United Way of Marathon County is creating community impact by:Investing in proven agency programs, Convening organizations and coalitions in the community, Mobilizing volunteers, Connecting people to resources and evaluating community needs.
Helping donors share
Established in 1986, the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region works to strengthen our community for current and future generations by helping people make a difference in the lives of others. We provide a way for individuals, families and businesses to permanently support local needs. People give through the Community Foundation to fulfill their charitable goals in easy, meaningful and efficient ways. Our service region includes Outagamie, Calumet, Waupaca, Shawano and northern Winnebago counties.
Lives Rescued. Rebuilt. Renewed.
Hope Gospel Mission exists to offer Christ-centered, life changing help to the homeless and needy in Western Wisconsin. We help them by meeting their basic needs without enabling them, requiring them to work and help support themselves, providing them a safe and orderly place to stay, addressing the root causes of their situation, offering them a complete life change through our Renewed Hope Program, sharing with them the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Biblical values, involving them in local Bible-believing churches, keeping them accountable for their actions, showing them both care and correction.
United Way Blackhawk Region's work is focused on the building blocks for a good life: Education, income and health. Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy. United Way's goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Living united means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.
For more than a century, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has helped individuals, families and organizations realize their philanthropic goals and make a difference in the community, during their lifetimes and for future generations. The Foundation consists of more than 1,300 individual charitable funds, each created by donors to serve the charitable causes of their choice. The Foundation also deploys both human and financial resources to address the most critical needs of the community and ensure the vitality of the region. Established in 1915, the Foundation was one of the first community foundations in the world and is also among the largest.
We build community
The Minneapolis Jewish Federation supports a critical safety net of services and programs to meet the needs of millions of Jews and non-Jews locally, nationally and in 60 countries around the world. Through the Federation Annual Campaign, more than $14.5 million dollars is distributed to more than 50 partner agencies and programs to provide medical assistance, counseling services, meals to homebound seniors, opportunities for children with special needs, job training, quality Jewish education, outreach to immigrant populations, emergency housing assistance and so much more. In addition, the Federation engages in ongoing research and planning to identify and determine how to continue to meet a wide variety of needs in order to maintain our strong and vibrant community.
Meeting Jewish needs
The Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul unites, sustains and enhances the St. Paul area Jewish community and strengthens bonds with Jewish communities in Israel and around the world. The Federation fulfills this mission through financial resource development and planning, and by working in partnership with social service agencies, educational institutions and synagogues.
United Way of Olmsted County is an agent of community change that inspires hope, creates opportunity, and champions people in need. United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Our focus is on education, income, and health - the building blocks for a good quality of life. We also support programs and services that help meet basics needs in our community. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise, and resources we need to get things done.
United Way of Mower County raises funds through an annual community drive to support programs that positively impact the county. In addition, we fund special initiatives around early childhood education, basic needs, income, health, and facilitate collaboration around important community issues. We work in close partnership with private business, government and nonprofit agencies to pinpoint and address community issues. United Way of Mower County does NOT fund agencies, but programs that directly impact individuals and families in the community.
At United Way of Washington County-East, our mission is to unite our community and local resources to give each person the opportunity to build a better life. As your local United Way, we work collaboratively to achieve lasting change in the following focus areas: youth, basic needs, health and self-sufficiency. United Way of Washington County-East was founded in 1948.
United Way of Greater Duluth (UWGD) works to lead a united effort to strengthen our community by mobilizing resource to improve people's lives. UWGD carries out its mission by convening, facilitating and building community partnerships; assessing health and human service needs; and developing high-impact strategies and mobilizing resources for effective and efficient solutions. UWGD addresses the human service needs of Greater Duluth by engaging the whole community in fundraising and providing donors the opportunity to invest in community change.
A legacy of support for the National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match
Be The Match Foundation (previously The Marrow Foundation) was created by Admiral E.R. Zumwalt Jr., in 1991 to secure support for the work of the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP). Thousands of patients with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases depend on Be The Match Foundation to raise funds to support the work of the NMDP. We use your financial contributions to: grow the Be The Match Registry, provide financial assistance to help patients throughout their transplant journey, and advance medical discovery to help patients live longer, healthier lives.
Greater Twin Cities United Way (GTCUW) was created in 2001 by the merger of the United Ways of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Greater Twin Cities United Way unites caring people in building stronger communities by inspiring people to help others, increasing resources to meet needs and fostering innovative solutions to problems. United Way believes that poverty is our community's most critical issue, affecting our quality of life today and in the future. In response, we have narrowed our focus to address poverty and its underlying issues. Our three focus areas are: meeting basic needs, supporting health and independence, and nurturing children and families.
Help Rescue Vocations!
Founded in 2003, The Labouré Society rescues Catholic vocations from the barrier of student loan debt. The vast majority of seminaries and religious communities will not accept into formation men and women who have outstanding student loan debt. The communities cannot absorb that debt and they cannot pay off that debt with their own funding. Through a Catholic based fund raising model Labouré teaches future priests, sisters and brothers how to fundraise for vocations as a collective class of “aspirants” to priesthood or religious life. Using the Labouré model aspirants erase significant student loan debt in months rather than years. Since 2003, Labouré has delivered close to 300 aspirants into formation, and 80% of those aspirants have gone on to final ordination or profession of final vows. No other Catholic lay organization in the country is having the kind of impact Labouré is having on delivering vocations to the Catholic church, vocations which—but for Labouré—would be lost to the church forever.
Preserving and improving the historic Minnesota State Fairgrounds
The Minnesota State Fair Foundation preserves and improves the historic Minnesota State Fairgrounds, and supports State Fair agricultural, scientific and educational programs. Our priorities are to raise funds in the following areas: agriculture, arts and culture, education, environment, and history and heritage. Based on the historic 1911 Agricultural Society creed, the Foundation believes that the Minnesota State Fair is: "a mirror of Minnesota greatness, a school for her citizens, and a place where all are welcome, entertained and experience the results of the best thought and effort in all lines of endeavor."
End Dalit trafficking, make slavery history
The Dalit Freedom Network is a human rights, non-government organization that partners with the Dalit people in India in their quest for freedom, justice, and human dignity by mobilizing human, intellectual, and financial resources. We represent a vast network of justice-minded, modern-day abolitionists committed to freedom for India's "untouchables." We believe we can end Dalit injustices, such as human trafficking and child labor, and make slavery history in India.
"If Not Me, Then Who..."
Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) empowers veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations. In 2007, 1stLt Travis Manion (USMC) was killed in Iraq while saving his wounded teammates. Today, Travis' legacy lives on in the words he spoke before leaving for his final deployment, "If Not Me, Then Who..." Guided by this mantra, veterans continue their service, develop strong relationships with their communities, and thrive in their post-military lives. As a result, communities prosper and the character of our nation's heroes live on in the next generation.
Founded in 1931, the Greater Mankato Area United Way's mission is to unite the community to secure and invest resources to improve people's lives. By connecting people to resources and preventing problems, we help our entire community to thrive. Greater Mankato Area United Way's work is focused in three areas: Basic Needs, Education & Health. We identify the most critical needs in our community and then bring the people and resources together to develop the best solution. We unite the entire community's resources by conducting an annual fund drive, and then allocate those to best fulfill our local community needs. We allocate funds to 60 programs administered by 40 United Way partner agencies.
Celebrating 100 Years of Innovative Community Building
Established in 1915, The Minneapolis Foundation is one of the nation's oldest and largest community foundations. We manage nearly $700 million in assets, and administer more than 1,000 charitable funds created by individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofits. More than $30 million in grants are distributed from these funds each year, either personally recommended by or in accordance with the legacy wishes of our donors. Our purpose is to join with others to strengthen our community, in measurable and sustainable ways, for the benefit of all citizens, especially those who are disadvantaged.
Contributing to the health and vitality of the Saint Paul Community
The Saint Paul Foundation is the state's largest community foundation, serving Saint Paul and surrounding areas since 1940. The Saint Paul Foundation actively serves the people of the greater Saint Paul area by building permanent charitable capital, making philanthropic grants, and providing services that contribute to the health and vitality of the community. Together The Saint Paul Foundation and its affiliate, Minnesota Community Foundation, manage assets of nearly one billion dollars. The Foundations work together to create a new era of impact through charitable giving. By mobilizing our resources, we're building strong communities, where all people can find hope and opportunities to enrich their lives.
United Way of Siouxland was created to mobilize Siouxland to advance the common good through strengthening education, increasing income, and improving health. Working with community partners that include local agencies, businesses, government agencies, school districts, and volunteers with diverse backgrounds, your United Way has set out to improve lives by uniting the caring power of our community.
Cedar Valley United Way's mission is to be a responsive leader in building caring and vital relationships throughout the Cedar Valley. Through being accountable and focused on our relationships, we will produce positive impact and yield measurable results. Our active role will add value to communities throughout the greater Cedar Valley. Cedar Valley United Way has a unique fund distribution and community planning process that calls on volunteers and staff to determine the extent of need in our community and assess each agency and program to verify its ability to provide an effective safety net for individuals and families. With careful planning, they make sure the resources at their disposal, including dollars, volunteers and in-kind services, go where they will do the most good and help make the Cedar Valley a better place to live.
Representing Jewish interests from a position of combined strength
The Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines is at the heart of the Greater Des Moines community, which includes Ames, Marshalltown, and other cities and towns in Central Iowa. The diverse efforts of individual organizations are coordinated, central fundraising is executed, and community planning and community relations activities are administered through the Federation. In addition to four major commissions, the Federation seeks to involve the community through the All-in-One campaign, community travel missions, planning and allocations, leadership development and publication of The Jewish Press. In Israel, Federation funds help provide for health, social, and educational services for children, university and vocational students, families, the aged, and the handicapped.
United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties describes the united way our community comes together to create social change and improve lives. United Way partners with donors; nonprofit organizations; public policy makers at the local, state and national levels; community leaders; and area businesses; to address the challenges we face as a community. Together, we support a vision of a strong, supportive, safe and healthy community.
Preserving and enhancing Jewish life in St. Louis, Israel and around the world
Jewish Federation of St. Louis mobilizes the human and financial resources needed to preserve and enhance Jewish life in St. Louis, Israel and around the world. Jewish Federation of St. Louis is the central fundraising, planning and community building agency for the 60,000-member St. Louis Jewish community. Established in 1901, Federation is one of the area's largest and oldest philanthropic organizations. Thousands in our community are served by Jewish Federation agencies, programs and services each day. They are recipients of health, social, religious and spiritual services, Jewish education, recreation and culture, community relations and human rights and outreach programs.
United Way of Greater St. Louis, founded in 1922 as the Community Fund, brings people together to care for one another. We raise funds, mobilize volunteers, help to strengthen agencies, identify critical and unmet needs in the community, and help to build collaborations with the public and private sector to meet those needs. We help more than one million residents of the greater St. Louis area--16 counties in Missouri and Illinois. The United Way of Greater St. Louis unites people of different backgrounds and interests who work together to strengthen health and human services in Missouri and Illinois.
The United Way of Southeast Missouri strengthens families with a focus on education, income and health. The mission of the United Way of Southeast Missouri remains relevant: to be the leader in uniting people with resources to build a stronger and healthier community. Our Board realized, in the early 2000s, that we could better serve our mission with a defined focus on our community's most critical issues through adopting a community impact model of change for our community. Community impact is mobilizing the community to create lasting changes in community conditions that improve lives.
Maximize your giving. Simplify your donations. Give to the causes you love.
Incorporated in 1978, the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation works to improve the quality of life in Greater Kansas City by increasing charitable giving, educating and connecting donors to community needs they care about, and leading on critical community issues. The Community Foundation, including its six affiliates within the Greater Kansas City region, is recognized as a leading provider of charitable giving services.
The mission of the United Way of Greater St. Joseph is to improve lives through the caring power of community by giving, advocating and volunteering. Together, through United Way, our community works to advance these three priorities by meeting immediate needs and by addressing the underlying causes of problems. By LIVING UNITED, we advance the common good in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas and aim for lasting, positive change in people's lives.
Helping People, Changing Communities
The mission of the United Way of the Ozarks is improving lives in the Ozarks by uniting community support.UWO Values: Impact, Leadership, Accountability, Collaboration, Integrity, CompassionProviding leadership to identify and solve community problemsDeveloping and allocating resources to meet community human service needs.Providing assistance to strengthen the health and human service delivery system.Enhancing communications to foster meaningful involvement with donors and volunteers.
Missouri Slope Areawide United Way is a non-profit organization which funds 33 partner agencies and 66 community programs. Serving the West Central Region VII, MSA United Way covers 10 counties in North Dakota. First formed as the Community Chest in 1927, the organization was prompted by local merchants who were annually plagued by dozens of solicitors representing local and state-wide agencies. They wanted to centralize their philanthropy and donate through an umbrella organization. At the time, the Community Chest was a part of the Bismarck Association of Commerce. In 1975, the Community Chest became the United Way of Bismarck and in 1985, the United Ways of Bismarck and Mandan merged, becoming the Missouri Slope Areawide United Way.
United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County works to bring the whole community together to create long-term, lasting change. While most charities focus on a single group or issue, United Way tackles issues facing Lincoln and Lancaster County as a whole. Together with more than 500 volunteers, we identify and prioritize community goals-- whether those goals include shelter for displaced families or health and nutrition assistance for seniors-- and bring together the right people, ideas, and resources to achieve them.
Meeting Jewish communal needs locally, nationally and in Israel
The Jewish Federation of Omaha is the Jewish community's central fundraising and planning address. The Federation sponsors a wide variety of social, educational, and cultural programs throughout the year, in addition to mounting an annual community-wide fundraising campaign. Campaign proceeds meet the physical and spiritual needs of Jews here in Omaha and around the world. Locally, the Federation umbrella includes ADL/CRC, the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Educational and Library Services, Jewish Family Service and Jewish Senior Services as well as Federation programs such as Jewish experience scholarships, missions to Israel, birthright Israel, our Partnership with Israel, Children's Needs Scholarships and Bar/Bat Mitzvah Camp Grants.
Founded in 1947, Heartland United Way is a local community impact and fundraising organization that aims to improve lives and create possibilities for people in Hall, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick Counties. Heartland United Way achieves its mission through advocacy, leadership, and support for non-profit organizations that help individuals and families gain access to educational, economic, and health opportunities. With the help of diverse community partners who serve as board members, impact council members, and volunteers, Heartland United Way advances the common good by building opportunities for individuals and families to live independent, successful lives. Heartland United Way thrives on the generosity of its donors, and all donor dollars are wisely invested locally by dedicated community volunteers into high-performing programs.
United Way of the Plains is a local, volunteer-driven organization. United Way brings the community together to address critical issues such as care for the elderly, youth at risk, disaster relief, and more. United Way of the Plains serves Sedgwick and surrounding counties in south Central Kansas. United Way raises funds each year to support 90 programs at local nonprofits and to provide direct community services. Funding supports programs in these impact areas: strengthening children and families; assisting the elderly; meeting basic needs; and fostering health and independence.
For more than 80 years, United Way of Greater Topeka has been improving and changing lives. It began during the Great Depression when a local Community Chest was founded to bring hope and prosperity to the community. Through recessions and depressions, in times of peace and war, and during local disasters, United Way and its partners stepped in and rose to the challenge. The United Way of Greater Topeka creates positive sustainable change in our community.
Education, Income, Health.
The Mission of the Salina Area United Way is to strengthen our community by improving lives through leadership, partnership and investment. The Salina Area United Way is a leadership organization working for lasting change for the common good with meaningful and measurable results to strengthen Salina area communities.
United Way of Reno County provides critical resources to a large network of local nonprofit organizations. United Way actively seeks understanding of the community's most crucial needs and partners with approved agencies/programs for the most efficient delivery of human need and health services. Approved partner agencies must have a proven track record of improving life which translates into improving community conditions at a reasonable cost. Working with many partners, United Way continually looks for the most effective ways to help people gain access to educational, economic and health-related opportunities.
United Way of Delaware's (UWD) mission is to maximize the community's resources to improve the quality of life for all Delawareans. United Way of Delaware partners with social service agencies, businesses, government, other nonprofits, and concerned individuals to achieve results that matter and a lasting impact on the quality of life in our community. In 2006, United Way celebrated 60 years as Delaware's premier fundraiser for health and human service programs in our community. But UWD is much more than a fundraiser. Today, UWD is a bridge linking community leaders and agencies together to address Delaware's most pressing problems via these focus areas: Success By Six; strong families, strong children; healthy and independent communities; financial stability; and strong neighborhoods.
Change. Not Charity.
Liberty Hill is first to identify community leaders at the frontlines of change. We invest in changemakers and equip them with the skills and relationships they need to build power and advance social justice. After more than 30 years, Liberty Hill is uniquely positioned to bring together forces for change and forge a common agenda for equality and opportunity in Los Angeles.
United Way of Central Maryland (UWCM) improves people's lives by addressing health and human service problems facing Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties. It supports dozens of effective and efficient programs focused on the following: (1) Education - Children enter kindergarten ready to learn and youth graduate as self-sufficient adults; (2) Income - Families find and secure safe, stable and permanent housing; (3) Health - People are free from violence and abuse. Also, through 2-1-1 Maryland at United Way, the organization provides a direct community service which connects callers 24/7 to 4,200 community resources available to them. UWCM also mobilizes volunteers for short- and long-term projects and is a vocal advocate at the local, state and federal levels.
Working to preserve and enhance Jewish life
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore works to preserve and enhance Jewish life. It addresses charitable, educational, religious, humanitarian, health, cultural and social service needs of the Jewish community locally, nationally, in Israel and throughout the world. As the central fundraising organization for the Baltimore Jewish community, The Associated raises and distributes more than $30 million each year through its Annual Campaign, with two thirds aiding Jews in need locally and the remainder funding programs overseas and in Israel.
Founded in 1938, the United Way of Frederick County (UWFC) exists to unite local resources to provide the most effective response to community issues in Frederick County. We aim to build a community where everyone has the aspirations, resources and opportunities to reach their potential. UWFC is focusing on the building blocks for a good life: helping children and youth achieve their potential through education, helping families become financially stable and independent, and improving people's health.
Through strategic leadership and investments, United Way of Washington County will impact community improvement and inspire collaborations to address critical needs in Education, Income, and Health. All people of Washington County will have the opportunity to realize their hopes, dreams and potential through our caring community. United Way of Washington County is a volunteer-led local, human service charitable organization with a focus on Community Impact and Advancing the Common Good. We focus on Education, Income, and Health because these are the building blocks of a good quality of life and the pathway to opportunity. Changing situations will lead to improvement of our community's quality of life.
America's Investigative Think Tank
The Capital Research Center was established in 1984 to examine how foundations, charities, and other nonprofits spend money and get involved in politics and advocacy, often in ways that donors never intended and would find abhorrent. From the start, CRC has exposed how those organizations are “captured” by interest groups and used to undermine Americans' freedoms. Today, we study unions, environmentalist groups, and a wide variety of nonprofit and activist organizations. We also keep an eye on crony capitalists who seek to profit by taking advantage of government regulations and by getting their hands on taxpayers' money.
Inspired by Jewish tradition to hold America to its promise.
Bend the Arc strives to connect Jews who want to make a difference with the tools they need to do so, working collaboratively across lines of race and faith with people and communities throughout the United States to create economic opportunity and secure basic rights for all Americans. We envision a thriving, collaborative national movement working in communities around the nation to ensure that everyone in America has true economic opportunity and can enjoy the same basic rights -- a safe place to live, a job that lets them provide for their families and hold their heads high, an accessible ladder of opportunity, and freedom from fear, hate and want.We take pride in the American Jewish legacy of speaking out against injustice and iniquity, and in the work we are doing to build a justice movement that proudly embraces this legacy.Bend the Arc formed when Progressive Jewish Alliance and Jewish Funds for Justice merged in 2011.
Connecting people who care with causes that matter across central New Jersey
Created in 1991, the Princeton Area Community Foundation (PACF) builds community by promoting and encouraging philanthropy across greater Mercer County and central New Jersey. We do this by managing charitable funds created by members of the community, providing competitive discretionary grants to nonprofits, and by making advised grants to nonprofits after consultation with individuals or groups of donors. PACF also serves as a convener and catalyst, leveraging new funds, and creating partnerships to enable residents to solve community problems.
A network of public interest justice centers in the U.S. and Mexico
A network of 17 public interest justice centers in the U.S. and Mexico, Appleseed is dedicated to building a society where opportunities are genuine, access to the law is universal and equal, and government advances the public interest. Appleseed uncovers and corrects injustices and barriers to opportunity through legal, legislative and market-based structural reform. Working with our huge pro bono network, we identify, research and analyze social injustices, make specific recommendations, and advocate for effective solutions to deep-seated structural problems. Together, Appleseed and Appleseed Centers form a network for positive change, building a society that provides each individual access to justice and a genuine opportunity to lead a full and productive life.
Working to minimize the harm associated with marijuana
Founded in 1996, the Marijuana Policy Project Foundation helps to support the efforts of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) by focusing on public education. MPP and MPP Foundation envision a nation where marijuana is legally regulated similarly to alcohol, marijuana education is honest and realistic, and treatment for problem marijuana users is non-coercive and geared toward reducing harm. Because MPP believes that the greatest harm associated with marijuana is prison, we focus on removing criminal penalties for marijuana use, with a particular emphasis on making marijuana medically available to seriously ill people who have the approval of their doctors.
Supporting the Van Andel Research and Education Institutes
Founded by Jay and Betty Van Andel, Van Andel Institute's (VAI) goal is to have an impact world-wide on medical science and education. The Institute supports Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) and Van Andel Education Institute (VAEI) in achieving this goal. VARI conducts biomedical research, with a focus on cancer and Parkinson disease and with an emphasis on translating scientific research results into clinical applications. VAEI strengthens science education and prepares and motivates individuals to pursue science or science-related professions. Located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Institute has led the expansion of the life science industry in this region.
Make it yours
Founded in 1925, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington transforms shared resources into richer lives and a stronger community. We bring people and financial resources together to advance our three-part mission: to care for those in need; to deepen engagement in Jewish life and strengthen Jewish identity; and to create connections among Jews locally, in Israel and around the world. In the Greater Washington area, Federation provides funds to partner agencies. These programs serve 110,000 Jewish households and 270,000 people throughout Northern Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Federation's work is imbued with the Jewish values of: arevut - mutual responsibility; tikkun olam - repairing the world; gemilut hasadim - acts of loving kindness; and tzedakah - righteousness.
United Way of the National Capital Area mobilizes individuals and organizations in the DC metro region to improve education, financial stability, and health - the building blocks of a good quality of life. That is what it means to "Live United" in the National Capital Area. United Way of the National Capital Area (NCA) helps thousands of people in the District of Columbia, northern Virginia, and Prince George's and Montgomery Counties improve their lives and their futures. United Way NCA manages one of the largest annual workplace fundraising campaigns in the country. Our community support system includes over 730 member charities with access to hundreds of work sites and tens of thousands of donors and volunteers. We also support eight Community Impact Funds, which work to solve complex social issues by directing funds to the most critical areas of need.
We empower philanthropists. We are community leaders who are actively solving some of the most entrenched challenges in Central Virginia/ Greater Charlottesville. We grant funding to a fabric of ideas that creates big impact. Currently, our grants focus on school readiness, improving self-sufficiency, and community health.
Since 1923, the United Way of South Hampton Roads has been a local organization that has focused on the issues that face our community. We serve the citizens of Chesapeake, Isle of Wight, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach. Your United Way uses highly trained volunteers and staff to bring individuals, groups and organizations together in a community-wide effort to improve the quality of life for everyone in South Hampton Roads. The areas for advancement we are focused on are: helping children and youth achieve their potential, promoting financial stability and independence, improving the health of children and adults, and encouraging individual and corporate participation.
Central fundraising, community planning, leadership development, and outreach arm of the Jewish Community
The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond is the central fundraising, community planning, leadership development, and outreach arm of the Jewish Community. Since 1935, the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond has served as the central address of the organized Jewish community in Richmond. A voluntary association of social service agencies, organizations and synagogues, the Federation works to ensure the well-being, continuity and strength of Richmond's vibrant Jewish community. The Federation is guided by professional and lay leaders who are grounded in the traditional Jewish values of Tzedakah, deeds of loving kindness, justice and Tikkun Olam, which call upon us to rescue the imperiled, care for the vulnerable and help assure the vitality of Jewish life in Richmond, in Israel and around the world.
Founded in 1924, United Way of Roanoke Valley improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of people in our community. United Way serves as a catalytic force for positive community-wide change, working with our donors, volunteers, partner agencies, and other key stakeholders to build a stronger and healthier region in the 21st century. We invest in quality programs to make the following visions a reality: all of our children and youth succeed; all of our families are strong; all of our senior citizens live with respect and dignity; and all of our citizens are healthy and self-sufficient.
Identifying needs, finding answers, measuring results, funding solutions
United Way of the Virginia Peninsula works year-round in collaboration with other stakeholders in our community municipalities, faith-based groups, other funders, and health and human service organizations to help identify our area's most critical needs. Ensuring the adequate funding of effective human service programs in our community is one way United Way helps solve critical issues. Another large part of United Way's work is the way we involve all sectors of the community in our fund distribution decision-making. Our staff, along with volunteers your friends and neighbors thoroughly research agency programs, study program goals and make visits to agencies to see programs in action. Then together they make recommendations. United Way believes it's important for the people living in the community to make the decisions that affect the community.
United Way of Southwest Virginia's vision is to be the area's premier community-impact organization, serving as a resource and convener to help increase community capacity to meet community needs. We aim to improve education so that children enter school on track, help people achieve financial stability and advancement, promote healthy lives for adults and youth. Our vision and goals are ambitious, but with your help, and by utilizing our core strengths- a national network, committed partners and public engagement capacity - we can achieve them, together.
Contributing to the transformation and renewal of society through the transformation and renewal of leaders
The Trinity Forum is a nonprofit organization that works to cultivate networks of leaders whose integrity and vision will renew culture and promote human freedom and flourishing. We provide access to a broad but focused body of classic and thoughtful writings designed to facilitate conversation and reflection around some of society's most intriguing questions and themes. This is accomplished through unique programs and publications that offer contexts for leaders to consider together the great ideas that have shaped Western civilization and the faith that has animated its highest achievements.
Inspiring philanthropy in southeastern Virginia since 1950
The mission of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation is to inspire philanthropy and transform the quality of life in southeastern Virginia. The Foundation provides a vehicle for people of all means to make a lasting difference in their community by creating funds. Our roots extend to 1950 when Norfolk civic leaders donated $2,350 to create The Norfolk Foundation -- the first community foundation in Virginia. It was started to serve residents of Norfolk "and a 50-mile radius." In 1987 civic leaders from Virginia Beach created the Virginia Beach Foundation to provide charitable resources primarily to benefit Virginia Beach residents. In January 1, 2010 the Hampton Roads Community Foundation formed when the Norfolk and Virginia Beach foundations merged becoming the largest grant and scholarship provider in Hampton Roads.
Investing in employment and hope
REDF (also known as The Roberts Enterprise Development Fund) is a San Francisco-based venture philanthropy organization that creates jobs and employment opportunities for people facing the greatest barriers to work. Founded in 1997 REDF provides equity-like grants and business assistance to a portfolio of nonprofits in California to start and expand social enterprises—nonprofit-operated businesses selling goods and services demanded by the marketplace while intentionally employing young people and adults who would otherwise face bleak prospects of ever getting a job.
Nurturing believers and assisting church growth worldwide.
Founded in 1986, International Cooperating Ministries (ICM), a ministry of The Rosser Foundation, nurtures believers and assists church growth worldwide. ICM is a trans-denominational para church ministry guided by God's word, a strong statement of faith and the Lausanne Covenant. Cooperating with His grace, ICM helps to nurture believers and assist church growth with a strong vision for seeing people, communities and nations transformed through Jesus Christ and His church. With more than 4,300 ICM-partnered churches built or under construction, the Lord has truly blessed ICM with abundant opportunity and fruit.
United Way of Harrison County is supporting 30 programs through 21 local agencies. The programs funded by the United Way of Harrison County cross the life-line of our community. These programs provide mentoring and support to help children and youth succeed, they provide emergency food and financial assistance as well as shelter for those in crisis. United Way funded programs help build self-esteem thorough supported employment and sheltered employment opportunities for those who are disabled or physically challenged. We support programs that improve literacy skills, address bullying and provide counseling to families in crisis and in-home assistance for elderly and disabled.