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Supporting Arizona's public radio stations
The Friends of Public Radio Arizona (FPRAZ) assures the future vitality and excellence of the community's public radio and broadens its support through events, audience awareness and funding. The FPRAZ works in collaboration with Maricopa County Community College District, Rio Salado College, Staff at KJZZ 91.5 and KBAQ 89.5, and Public Radio Partners, Inc. in a coordinated effort to support public radio in Arizona.
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.
Helping create a world of endless possibilities for our students
Classroom Central equips students living in poverty to effectively learn by collecting and distributing free school supplies. Classroom Central ensures that all children living in poverty have all the tools they need to not only learn but to succeed. When equipped with the proper supplies, we believe there's no limit to what children can achieve. Classroom Central serves high-poverty schools in six school districts: Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Gaston, Iredell-Statesville, Union, Kannapolis & Lancaster.
Keeping the Arts in Boston Arts Academy!
The Boston Arts Academy Foundation is dedicated to raising funds in support of Boston Arts Academy, Boston's only public high school for the visual and performing arts. Founded in 1998, Boston Arts Academy (BAA) provides Boston's low-income students with access to a quality arts and academic education not otherwise available to them. The school's mission is to prepare a diverse community of aspiring artist-scholars to be successful in their college or professional careers and to be engaged members of a democratic society. Our academic-blind admissions process ensures that students of all levels of academic ability have the opportunity to pursue their passion for the arts. Over 60% of the school's 440 students are from low-income households. Through the arts, coupled with a full-college preparatory education, an average of 94% of BAA graduates are accepted to college -- many being the first in their families to reach this milestone.
Preserving and interpreting Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
Established by William Robertson Coe, Planting Fields Foundation preserves and interprets Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park as the premier public garden and Gold Coast estate for today and tomorrow by educating, enriching, and entertaining the visiting public. Since 1979, the Planting Fields Foundation has worked in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation to staff, interpret, and preserve Coe Hall and the historic structures and landscape features throughout the former estate. The arboretum is comprised of over 409 acres of greenhouses, rolling lawns, formal gardens, woodland paths, and outstanding plant collections. Original historic estate buildings remain including the 65 room Tudor Revival mansion Coe Hall.
Supporting the critical life saving work of the FDNY
The FDNY Foundation supports the critical life saving work of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY). As the official fundraising vehicle for the FDNY for more than two decades, the Foundation works collaboratively with the Fire Department to support its most crucial priorities; to reduce firefighter and civilian deaths and injury. The Foundation continues to support FDNY initiatives for education, fire prevention, training and equipment needs that are not funded through city, state or federal budgets. Each year the FDNY Foundation, in conjunction with the FDNY, supports various projects and programs including: FDNY Fire Zone, a state of the art fire safety learning center; Fire Zone on the Road, a fire safety outreach campaign; fire safety public awareness campaigns; and The Family Assistance Program, which provides assistance to the families of fallen firefighters.
Making the old city young again
American Friends of Ateret Cohanim provides funding for Yeshiva Ateret Cohanim, a school of higher education in Israel. The Ateret Cohanim institutions in Israel encourage and promote study and observance of Jewish religious traditions and culture. At present, 230 students are learning in one of the Yeshiva's three institutions. The Yeshiva's 1500 graduates have established themselves in a wide variety of professions fields. Dispersed throughout the country, these men now serve as heads of educational institutions, pre-military and other yeshivot, as senior IDF officers and in key security positions. Others are active in law, media, hi-tech, management and business.
Making Atlanta the safest and most inviting city for all its residents, workers and visitors
The Atlanta Police Foundation exists to make Atlanta the safest and most inviting city for all its residents, workers and visitors. They aim to promote excellence in police services, mobilize the community to support the Atlanta Police Department and engage in public safety, and provide programs considered to have the most immediate impact on crime prevention and emergency preparedness.
Supporting The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Founded in 1925, American Friends of The Hebrew University (AFHU) is a national organization in support of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel's foremost center of higher education and research. Forging a meaningful partnership between American Jewry and the people of Israel, AFHU helps to ensure the nation's well being by nurturing Israel's greatest asset: the intellectual strength of its people. AFHU's cultural and educational programs attract people from all walks of life. These programs, as well as AFHU Missions to Israel and Hebrew University, promote greater understanding of the University's contributions in fields ranging from technology, medicine and law to agriculture, public policy and Jewish Studies.
Science for the benefit of our planet
The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science (ACWIS), founded in 1944, develops philanthropic support for the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, one of the world's premier scientific research institutions. The Weizmann Institute is a center of basic multidisciplinary scientific research and graduate study, addressing crucial problems in technology, medicine and health, energy, agriculture, and the environment. ACWIS engages in various activities in order to develop philanthropic funds for the Weizmann Institute from individuals, families, foundations, and the business community; educates the American public about the Institute's research; and represents the Institute's interests in the U.S.
Enriching the lives of the people who pass through its doors
Founded in 1874 as the Young Men's Hebrew Association where Jewish men could find harmony and good fellowship, the 92nd Street Y today has evolved into a world-renowned community and cultural center, an organization of exhilarating vitality and remarkable diversity, a proudly Jewish institution that reaches out to people of every race, ethnicity, religion, age and economic class. The 92nd Street Y provides exceptional programs in the arts and culture, Jewish life and education, health and fitness, personal growth and travel, and in classes for adults, families and children. The 92nd Street Y serves over 300,000 people annually, from newborns to centenarians, always remaining true to its mission.
The Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF), founded in 1949, has been responding to the changing needs of the Episcopal Church for 60 years. The mission of the Episcopal Church Foundation is to strengthen the leadership and financial capabilities of Episcopal congregations, dioceses, and related organizations to pursue their mission and ministry. The vision for the Episcopal Church Foundation is to be a comprehensive and holistic resource that helps revitalize Episcopal communities of faith. In addition to our wide array of leadership and financial resource development programs, products, and services, ECF has been involved with the following initiatives since its founding: establishing a revolving (Church building) loan fund, forming the Alban Institute, supported the creation of the Church Deployment Office, and started the Doctoral Fellows Program among many others.
Saving lives in Israel
Founded in 1940 as the American Red Magen David for Israel (ARMDI), American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA) is the sole authorized fundraising and advocacy organization in the United States supporting the life saving efforts of Magen David Adom (MDA) in Israel and representing MDA in the US in all matters. MDA and its team of trained volunteer and professional medical responders depend on AFMDA support to provide the entire nation's pre-hospital emergency needs, including medical, disaster, ambulance and blood services.
Improving health, developing leaders, creating change
In 1940, The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) was founded in the United States to support Dr. Schweitzer's medical work in Africa during World War II. Today, the mission of ASF is to reduce disparities in health and healthcare by developing leaders in service. These leaders are individuals who are dedicated and skilled in helping underserved communities, and whose example influences and inspires others. ASF achieves this through an interdisciplinary, service-learning model that fosters moral and professional development. This model combines mentored, entrepreneurial, community-based service projects; a curriculum that emphasizes values and leadership; structured opportunities for individual and group reflection; and lifelong fellowship with service-oriented colleagues.
Expanding the Future
Tel Aviv University's American Friends are a worldly and intellectually sophisticated group, committed to nurturing higher education and developing Israel's best minds. We offer a stimulating variety of cultural, social and educational activities throughout the year, at venues across the country: special briefings, international conferences, intimate get-togethers and more formal events. We serve as a dynamic bridge between two inspired communities, American and Israeli, dedicated to excellence in scholarship and to strengthening Israel and the vital city of Tel Aviv.
Promoting the United States' participation in international rowing competition
Since 1966, the efforts of the National Rowing Foundation (NRF) have been directed toward promoting the United States' participation in international rowing competition. The first donations made by the National Rowing Foundation supported twenty-nine competitors that entered the World Rowing Championships in Bled, Yugoslavia in 1966. Today, the National Rowing Foundation has expanded to support the US National Team of women, men, lightweights and juniors. Every gift to the National Rowing Foundation, gives our dedicated men and women representing the US at the highest level the experience, equipment, and travel necessities they need to pursue their dreams.
Creating a Generation of Diverse Leaders
Prep for Prep develops leaders through access to superior education and life-changing opportunities. Since 1978, Prep has identified New York City's most promising students of color and prepared them for placement at independent schools in the city and boarding schools throughout the Northeast. Once placed, Prep offers support and opportunities to ensure the academic accomplishment and personal growth of each one of our students. More than 4,500 members of the Prep Community, who are rapidly assuming leadership positions in a wide variety of endeavors, are living proof that the potential for academic and professional success exists in all ethnic groups and socioeconomic classes. Our students, who come from modest backgrounds, succeed at the best independent schools in New York City, the top boarding schools in the country, and the most prestigious colleges and universities in the world.
Supporting global health education and research partnerships between the US and India.
Based in New York City, the Vellore Christian Medical College Foundation (Foundation) is the independent non-profit partner of India's top private hospital and medical school, the Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore, Tamil Nadu. CMC serves people of all faiths and income levels; it is dedicated to providing quality medical education and health care in a faith-based environment, with a particular ministry to the poor, the disadvantaged and the disenfranchised. Every day CMC serves over 7,000 outpatients -- over 2 million people per year. The Foundation's financial support is focused on CMC's leadership in global health education and research. Fellowships, partnerships with leading US healthcare institutions, capital projects and e-learning are priority areas for the Foundation's Board. We also provide a US base for funding from USAID.
Elevating the quality of Jewish life in Israel and around the world.
The Shalom Hartman Institute (SHI) is a center of transformative thinking and teaching that addresses the major challenges facing the Jewish people and elevates the quality of Jewish life in Israel and around the world. A leader in sophisticated, ideas-based Jewish education for community leaders and change agents, SHI is committed to the significance of Jewish ideas, the power of applied scholarship, and the conviction that great teaching contributes to the growth and continual revitalization of the Jewish people. The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America partners with Jewish change agents-rabbis, lay leaders, scholars, educators, and professionals-to develop and implement unique models of pluralistic, in-depth, text-based teaching, scholarship, and programs that address the challenges facing contemporary North American Jewry.
Promoting Israel as a Global Leader in Science & Technology
Founded in 1985, the American Friends of the Israel National Museum of Science (MadaTech) helps the Museum fulfill its goals, by providing support for MadaTech programs and activities, its advanced Science Learning Centers, as well as the Museum's physical maintenance, development and expansion. The American Friends also acts as the bridge between the Museum and similar institutions, museums, foundations, Jewish federations, and community leaders in the United States. It organizes events with leading Israeli high-tech entrepreneurs and science educators.
A Tower of Light for Jewish children in need
Migdal Ohr ("Tower of Light") is Israel's leading non-profit organization for children at risk. Founded over 40 years ago by Israel Prize winner Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman, Migdal Ohr currently serves over 10,000 orphaned, abandoned, impoverished and new immigrant children across Israel annually, through its 160 youth clubs and three main campuses. Migdal Ohr provides indigent children (from birth to adulthood) with an outstanding education, a loving home, clothing, food, medical care, and psychological counseling. The graduates of Migdal Ohr go on to become productive Israeli citizens and, most notably, our alumni are among Israel's top doctors, lawyers, community leaders, army generals, and a member of the Knesset. Migdal Ohr is dedicated to making a difference in the future of Israel. American Friends of Migdal Ohr is the US fundraising arm for Migdal Ohr in Israel.
Out of the darkness
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.To fully achieve its mission, AFSP engages in the following Five Core Strategies:Fund scientific researchOffer educational programs for professionalsEducate the public about mood disorders and suicide preventionPromote policies and legislation that impact suicide and preventionProvide programs and resources for survivors of suicide loss and people at risk, and involve them in the work of the Foundation
Conserving. Improving. Beautifying.
Founded in 1986, the Riverside Park Conservancy nurtures Riverside Park's well-being, helps preserve its historic nature and leads the community in developing active stewardship. The Conservancy works to preserve and improve New York's classic waterfront green space. The Conservancy's activities include: training an extensive volunteer corps, helping organize neighborhood groups, advocating with public officials, and offering environmental education experiences for children and families.
Providing college education, life skills and re-entry support to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated men and women
Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison provides college education, life skills and re-entry support to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated men and women to help them make a positive impact on their own lives, their families and communities, resulting in lower rates of recidivism, incarceration and poverty. Hudson Link was founded in 1998, at a time where New York state and federal funding for college education in prisons ceased. The abrupt loss of a college program had a devastating effect on prison morale. As a result, inmates at Sing Sing Correctional Facility reached out to religious and academic volunteers for assistance, which received their immediate response. Today, Hudson Link provides college preparatory and college degree granting program in 6 New York State Correctional Facilities, partnering with Columbia University and Mercy, Nyack, SUNY Ulster, SUNY Sullivan, Siena and Vassar Colleges.
Supporting the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Israel
The American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem provides financial support, services and equipment for the Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem. Founded in 1902, Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, a 700-bed facility located in the center of the city, has been known as the Hospital with a Heart.Patients have consistently streamed to our hospital, seeking top level treatment in a compassionate, supportive and nurturing environment. Today, while our reputation as the most exceptional hospital for health care treatment continues to grow, Shaare Zedek has taken its commitment to its patients to the next level by providing industry leading, cutting-edge medical care.
Reaching thousands with the Mitzvah of charity
Kolel Chibas Jerusalem provides grants to Kolel Chibas Jerusalem in Israel, which was founded in 1830 to provide food, shelter, medical and social services, and cash stipends to needy families. Kolel's activities include the "Chalukah", which is the distribution of quarterly stipends to families that can not make ends meet. This past Pesach, the Kolel distributed approximately $850,000 to over 4,000 families consisting of a total of over 16,000 persons. In addition, Kolel helps to pay for the expenses of a wedding, the birth of a baby, or to help cover medical expenses. Kolel operations also include three dental clinics, used by over 5,000 people annually for full range dental treatment, as well as a subsidized clothing store.
Art Museum, Historic House & Gardens
The Hyde Collection's mission is to develop and highlight a collection of international importance, create exhibitions of regional and national significance, and provide invigorating educational programs to its core local audiences and communities. The Hyde's collection is a truly remarkable group of works and is a testament to the vision of our founder, Charlotte Pruyn Hyde, and her husband, Louis Fiske Hyde. Works from the collection the Rembrandt, the Rubens, the Picasso, the Renoirs, and the Hassam, for instance are constantly in demand by museums around the world as they plan their exhibitions. A large part of this collection is installed in the elegant atmosphere of historic Hyde House, an American Renaissance mansion built in 1912. Our educational programming impacts the lives of thousands of local children as well as families, adults, and seniors.
Education and information resources
The Cable Center, which opened its doors in 2001, provides education and information to the educational community, the cable industry, and the public, while celebrating cable's contributions to society. Created to educate, to remember, and to influence, the Cable Center is both a destination and launching pad. It's part repository, part incubator. It's a busy, active environment where the cable industry, the education community, and the general public go to learn, to advance their careers, and to enhance their understanding of cable telecommunications. Headquartered in Denver, The Center chronicles the story of where cable has been, and provides the tools and knowledge to support where it's going.
Supporting Deborah Heart and Lung Center
Created in 1974, Deborah Hospital Foundation's mission is to: provide substantial funding to support the highest quality of patient care by Deborah Heart and Lung Center; to provide for treatment of children with congenital heart disease in the United States and around the world; and to provide for clinical research for cardiac and pulmonary disease by fostering and maintaining the Foundation's grassroots volunteer movement, its alliances with corporations, labor organizations, service organizations, foundations and others and by its initiation and enhancement of planned giving programs and other fundraising activities.
Working every day to support the future of health care.
Established in 1981, The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Foundation raises funds to support program and facility needs at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, one of the nation's leading academic health centers. Since its incorporation, millions of dollars have been contributed to support such programs as The Heart Center of New Jersey, The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, nursing research and scholarship, the medical and surgical oncology services and various capital construction and equipment projects.
Providing financial support to students and faculty of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
The American Pardes Foundation provides financial support to the students and faculty members of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Israel. Founded in 1972, Pardes has a 30-year-long track record of producing caring Jewish laypeople and professionals with deep Jewish knowledge, a passion for Jewish living and openness to all Jews - the kind of Jews who every day become the cornerstones of enduring Jewish community wherever they go. The work of Pardes graduates demonstrates how potent the Pardes recipe is for reinvigorating Jewish life from the ground up. 500 overseas and local residents participate in Pardes learning programs in Jerusalem each year, including over 100 university graduates from the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Latvia, Poland, Ukraine and the UK.
Supporting Yemin Orde Wingate Youth Village for disadvantaged youth in Israel
Friends of Yemin Orde (FYO) supports the programs and activities of Yemin Orde Wingate Youth Village and Yemin Orde Educational Initiatives in Israel. Yemin Orde is home to more than 500 immigrant, disadvantaged and at-risk children and youth from 20 countries around the world. Located just south of Haifa in the Carmel Mountains, Yemin Orde is both a home and school environment. Programs and activities supported by FYO not only benefit the children of Yemin Orde but also graduates dispersed throughout Israel, and many disenfranchised groups for whom Yemin Orde provides outreach programming.Yemin Orde Educational Initiatives extends the Yemin Orde philosophy and proven methodologies to other educational entities in Israel. Through this program, we are "educating educators" to implement the Village Way in educational communities around Israel. This comprehensive methodology is reenergizing veteran educators and providing younger educators with novel ideas and a consistent methodology.
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.
We ride for those who died
The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty. The secondary purpose is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial and Museum. In May 1997 the Police Unity Tour was organized, by Officer Patrick P. Montuore of the Florham Park Police Department, with the hope of bringing public awareness of Police Officers who have died in the line of duty and to honor their sacrifices.
Improving the quality of life for blind people
The Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind began operations on January 1, 1991 with just one objective -- to help blind people in Israel to achieve independence and mobility through the use of guide dogs. The mission of the Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind is to improve the quality of life of blind people by providing them with safe mobility, independence and self-confidence through the faithful assistance of guide dogs. Israel has over 24,000 registered blind people, although unofficial estimates place this figure much higher. Of these, about 250 are guide dog assisted, but this number is growing steadily as the number of graduates from the Center increases annually.In 2013 we formalized our Special Needs Companion program, where we give dogs that are not selected for guide dog training to people in need. Our largest group are children with autism, followed by soldiers with PTSD, children with blindness, or others with Special Needs. All of our dogs go on to help someone!
Pursuing excellence in botanical display, research, and education
Jenkins Arboretum opened to the public in 1976. Jenkins Arboretum is one of eastern Pennsylvania's major horticultural and environmental assets. As a botanical garden, it preserves and nurtures forty-six acres of Chester County's rapidly disappearing natural environments. The Arboretum is one of Pennsylvania's major horticultural showcases of native trees, shrubs, rhododendrons, azaleas, laurel, blueberries, ferns and wildflowers. Our mission is to preserve natural tranquil woodlands for community enjoyment, to showcase native plants and a world class collection of rhododendrons and azaleas, and to promote environmental horticulture through learning, research and conservation.
Supporting the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library
The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation supports and enhances programs, services and facilities of The Indianapolis Public Library and its partnerships in lifelong learning initiatives that benefit a diverse community. While tax dollars support basic library expenses such as staff salaries and building upkeep, a need exists to develop and maintain quality programs and services for people in our community. The Library Foundation's support delivers, in part or in whole, many of these important initiatives that patrons have grown to know and appreciate through the generations.
Help us help kids know more
The NEA Foundation, through the unique strength of its partnership with educators, advances student achievement by investing in public education that will prepare each of America's children to learn and thrive in a rapidly changing world. Since 1998, the NEA Foundation has provided nearly 4,000 grants totaling $8.5 million to help public school educators improve their students' academic achievement. These grants support a wide array of projects that help improve student achievement, develop creative learning opportunities, and enhance teacher professional development. In addition, the Foundation has invested $10 million to support district-level initiatives to close the achievement gaps.
Delivering a direct experience of the art of our time
Founded in 1927, The Henry Art Gallery was the first public art museum in the state of Washington. The Henry engages diverse audiences in the powerful experience of artistic invention and serves as a catalyst for the creation of new work that inspires and challenges. Exhibitions, collections, and public programs stimulate research and teaching at the University of Washington, provide a creative wellspring for artists, and reveal a record of modern artistic inquiry from the advent of photography in the mid-19th century to the multidisciplinary art and design of the 21st.
Promoting the growth and progress of the North Carolina Museum of Art
The North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation works to foster and promote the growth, progress and general welfare of the North Carolina Museum of Art, which houses the art collections of the State of North Carolina. Currently closed for renovations, the Museum's new 127,000-square-foot building will open in April 2010, creating a beautiful home for the permanent collection with dramatically expanded exhibition space highlighted by day-lit galleries. Encompassing 164 acres of fields, woodlands, and creeks, the Museum Park presents a unique setting to explore the intersection between art and nature.
Securing private philanthropic support for OHSU
The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Foundation's mission is to secure private philanthropic support for OHSU, and to invest and manage gifts responsibly in accordance with donors' wishes. The OHSU Foundation, with more than $595 million in assets, is the largest public university foundation in Oregon - and among the top higher education funds in America. The OHSU Foundation also administers a separate grant-making program, the Medical Research Foundation awards, supporting biomedical research in Oregon by new investigators. Since its founding more than a century ago, OHSU has become Oregon's only health and research university. Its mission is both fundamental and profound: to improve the health and well-being of the state and its citizens.
Supporting the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park
Incorporated in 1970, the purpose of the Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park is to stimulate the interest of the public in the extension and improvement of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park and, where possible, to assist in the expansion of zoo facilities. The mission of the Zoo itself is to conserve, exhibit and interpret a living animal collection in order to promote public recreation, understanding of the relationship between animals and people, and action to sustain the environment we share.
Supporting your ABQ BioPark
The New Mexico BioPark Society is dedicated to the development of, procurement for and capital improvement of the ABQ BioPark (Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden, Tingley Beach) and to providing a quality facility through the support of related conservation, education and recreation programs.
Supporting the Memphis Botanic Garden
Founded in 1970, the Memphis Botanic Garden Foundation supports the municipally owned Memphis Botanic Garden by funding capital improvements, educational programs, administrative support and other activities. Memphis Botanic Garden encompasses over 96 acres of sweeping vistas, lakes and woodlands, display gardens and the renowned Japanese Garden of Tranquility and Sensory Garden. This Garden annually serves in excess of 165,000 people of the region including more than 35,000 through various education programs.
Supporting the Israel Museum in Jerusalem
The purpose of the American Friends of the Israel Museum is to foster and encourage the development of liberal arts by obtaining works of art and archaeology for the Israel Museum and by obtaining and making grants and contributions to the Israel Museum. Founded in 1965, the Israel Museum is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and is ranked among the leading art and archaeology museums in the world. The Museum has built a far-ranging collection of nearly 500,000 objects.
Securing the financial future of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
It is the mission of American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (AFIPO) to secure the financial future of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) so that it may continue to travel throughout the world bringing its message of peace and cultural understanding through music. AFIPO supports the Orchestra's international touring program, educational projects, a wide array of musical activities in Israel and an endowment fund to further ensure the IPO's future. Funds raised by AFIPO help the Orchestra initiate and strengthen existing programs, and maintain its high standard of musical excellence without placing a financial burden on the IPO's budget or compromising its long-term stability.
Informing new generations of the ideals and achievements of Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt, and perpetuating their legacy.
The mission of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute is to inform new generations of the ideals and achievements of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and to inspire the application of their spirit of optimism and innovation to the solution of current problems. The Institute commemorates the significant events of the Roosevelt years and works with educators to improve the teaching of that pivotal period in American history. The Roosevelt Institute believes that the spirit of pragmatic idealism that these two great leaders brought to the problems of their time can continue to inspire the struggle for peace and social justice everywhere in the world.
Supporting Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Founded in 1972, the American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU) plays a vital role in sustaining David Ben-Gurion's vision, creating a world-class institution of education and research in the Israeli desert, nurturing the Negev community and sharing the University's expertise locally and around the globe. AABGU fulfills its mission by raising funds and awareness for the University across the United States, showcasing BGU's academic excellence and cutting-edge research from the desert for the world. Established by government mandate in 1969 as a vehicle for the social, economic and scientific transformation of the Negev, Ben-Gurion University is more than a world-renowned institute of research and higher learning.
Supporting lifelong learning for all South Dakotans through advocacy, leadership and responsible fundraising on behalf of South Dakota Public Broadcasting
The Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting (Friends of SDPB) supports lifelong learning for all South Dakotans through advocacy, leadership and responsible fundraising on behalf of SDPB Television, Radio, Online and Education & Outreach. We provide the majority of the funding for the programming that you see and hear on television, radio and online. We keep SDPB a strong, independent voice, available to all viewers and listeners free of charge.
Recognizes, promotes, honors and supports its outstanding partner museums in Israel.
The American Friends of Museums in Israelrecognizes, promotes, and honors its outstanding partner museums in Israel by providing exhibition, program, project and financial support through the generosity of its donors. In addition, American Friends of Museums in Israel offers heightened visibility for its partner museums at special events in New York and Chicago and in promotional materials. Our partner museums in Israel are the Design Museum Holon; Haifa Museums that include the Haifa City Museum, Haifa Museum of Art, Hermann Struck Museum, Mané-Katz Museum, the National Maritime Museum and the Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art; and the Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem.
A gift to a permanent endowment for a parish, school, scholarship or ministry is a gift forever
The Independent Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, incorporated in 1990, is an independent entity - legally separate from the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown - committed to the long-term strength and viability of Catholic institutions within the eight-county diocese. Among its overall goals and objectives, the Independent Catholic Foundation is to: provide a source through which donors can make living and testamentary gifts to benefit their charitable objectives and sustain the works of parishes, schools, agencies, ministries and outreach programs of the diocese and other Catholic entities supported by its donors; serve as a depository for charitable funds; invest according to a prudent policy that closely balances risk versus reward with safety and provides an adequate mix of investments.
Perpetuating a legacy of courage, sacrifice and patriotism
The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation was founded in 1999 by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society which consists exclusively of the living Medal of Honor recipients. The mission of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation is to perpetuate the Medal of Honor's legacy through outreach and collaborative efforts, raise funds for initiatives that promote what the Medal of Honor represents, operation of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society headquarters and the public service activities of the Society's exclusive membership, and to promote American values and the qualities of courage, sacrifice and patriotism through increased awareness, education, behavior and example.
Connecting donors with community-based projects that need support
Founded in 2003, GlobalGiving works to build an efficient, open, thriving marketplace that connects people who have community and world-changing ideas with people who can support them. Our vision is to unleash the potential of people around the world to make positive change happen. GlobalGiving is an online marketplace that connects you to the causes and countries you care about. You select the projects you want to support, make a contribution, and get regular progress updates - so you can see your impact.
Embracing all measures that compliment the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife.
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust embraces all measures that compliment the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife. These include anti-poaching, safe guarding the natural environment, enhancing community awareness, addressing animal welfare issues, providing veterinary assistance to animals in need, rescuing and hand rearing elephant and rhino orphans, along with other species that can ultimately enjoy a quality of life in wild terms when grown.
Raising awareness and funds to support the National Museum of the United States Air Force and its mission.
The Air Force Museum Foundation was chartered in 1960 to assist the National Museum of the United States Air Force as a medium of informing and educating the public on the important role of the United States Air Force in our nation's defense. We serve as a philanthropic corporation in assisting in the development and expansion of the facilities of the National Museum. In addition, the Foundation provides limited funds each year to the Museum for special projects and underwrites several program activities such as education, volunteer support, special events and promotional efforts. The National Museum of the United States Air Force is the largest and oldest military aviation museum in the world. Each year over one million visitors from around the world tour 10 acres of indoor exhibits, featuring over 400 aircraft and missiles and thousands of artifacts.
Giving you the power to change lives
CAMC Foundation is the fund-raising organization for Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC), a regional medical center that is recognized for its excellence in medical services. The Foundation works with donors to secure current and future support for CAMC programs and services to improve the health of the people in West Virginia. Established in 1976, the Foundation supports and promotes the Charleston Area Medical Center's delivery of excellent and compassionate health services, and its contribution to the quality of life and economic vitality of the region. Gifts to the Foundation support the mission of CAMC to improve the health status of the communities it serves.
Benefiting and furthering the development of the Louisville Zoo
The Louisville Zoo Foundation benefits and furthers the development of the Louisville Zoo by providing financial support for teaching, research, and service programs, purchase of animals and equipment and construction of exhibits and displays. In its 44-year history, the Louisville Zoo has dedicated itself to the pursuits of education, conservation, scientific study and recreation. The zoo currently exhibits over 1,500 animals in naturalistic and mixed animal settings representing both geographical areas and biomes or habitats. These include: the Tundra, the Islands, the African Veldt, Asian Plains, North and South American Panorama, Aquatics and the Australian Outback. The HerpAquarium features 100 species of reptiles, amphibians and fish from around the world. Three exhibits have won AZA top exhibit design awards: Glacier Run, Gorilla Forest and Islands. In 2013, the Zoo won the AZA significant achievement award for the program, "School at the Zoo."
Dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence in a culturally diverse community
Walnut Hills High School, a classical six-year college preparatory high school, is dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence in a culturally diverse community. Academic ability, a respect for learning, and a will to achieve are tools for the student body and faculty alike. Analytical and creative thinking skills equip students to draw upon the knowledge of the past, to weigh the questions of the present, and to envision the possibilities of the future. Involvement in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities provides additional opportunities for pursuing intellectual, social, and athletic goals. We believe that intellectual achievement is intrinsically valuable in a democratic atmosphere of mutual respect, social equality, and personal responsibility.
Encouraging students to pursue their personal dreams
The American Friends of I.D.C. is the US fundraising arm of the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel. The IDC aims to train the future leaders of the State of Israel, to nurture a financial, political, technological, and legal leadership of the highest caliber. The Interdisciplinary Center's innovative approach is considerably different from that of other academic institutions in Israel in that it involves integrating disciplines and great responsibility to society. IDC enrolls 3.600 graduate and undergraduate students with the goal of promoting leadership development, revolutionizing education, setting Israel's national agenda, reinventing Israeli government, and providing students with social mobility.
Cure Pancreatic Cancer.
The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research advances the scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer by: increasing funding and support of research into the biological mechanisms and clinical strategies related to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment; facilitating and enhancing the dialog among members of the medical and scientific communities; advocating an increase in the annual budget of the National Cancer Institute with emphasis on research related to pancreatic cancer; and heightening the public's awareness of pancreatic cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention and providing informational support for pancreatic cancer patients, their families, and friends.
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.
Supporting the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
The mission of Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is to provide a vehicle for friends, volunteers and supporters of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CMA) to meaningfully support the educational, charitable, scientific and other related activities and affairs of the Aquarium. With its spectacular natural setting adjacent to Cabrillo Beach Coastal Park and the Port of Los Angeles, CMA is uniquely suited to its leadership role in marine science education, aquaculture research and community recreation. The historic Frank Gehry-designed aquarium displays the largest collection of Southern California marine life in the world. Since 1935, CMA has provided visitors with both a natural and interactive approach to learning about the marine environment of Southern California.
Escape, explore, experience
The mission of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is to enrich the lives of all within its reach through the Arts and their power for community building and enhancement by providing diverse artistic, cultural, educational, social and entertainment experiences of the highest quality. The Center is situated on a 12-acre campus in downtown Escondido, comprised of a 1,523-seat Concert Hall, a 406-seat Center Theater, a visual arts Museum, art and dance studios, and a Conference Center containing meeting and banquet facilities. Since its opening on October 1, 1994, The Center has attracted more than one million visitors through its performing and visual arts presentations, events in the Conference Center, and education programs.
Listen, the sound is all around you
The Toledo Symphony (TSO) was formed in 1943 as The Friends of Music and was incorporated in 1951. Since that time, the TSO has grown from a core group of 22 part-time musicians to an orchestra that employs nearly 80 professional musicians who consider the Toledo Symphony their primary employer, as well as numerous extra players annually as repertoire demands. In 2008-2009 it will continue its mission of service and quality and present over 400 performances to nearly 300,000 music listeners. Performances take place in classrooms, concert halls, churches, auditoriums, senior centers, and theatres in nearly 100 communities in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana. In its commitment to provide excellent music to the largest possible audience, the Toledo Symphony remains an essential force in the quality of life throughout the region.
Measure Up to Better Health
MN Community Measurement (MNCM) works to accelerate the improvement of health by publicly reporting health care information. MNCM creates and refines measures and collects and reports health care data used to drive improvement in health care. Our focus on the triple aim of cost, quality and patient experience inspires us to bring individuals and organizations together to help our community continue to improve health and maximize value.
Supporting the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Connecting kids with animals, strengthening families, and inspiring people to care about the world around them - this is the mission of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo and something that zoo staff members are proud to pursue every day. For 50 years, the zoo has carried out this mission by providing innovative and engaging exhibits, fun animal encounters, and space for quality family interaction. We also present engaging educational programs to audiences both inside and outside the zoo campus. We strive to be the best children's zoo in the nation - and serve our local community to the best of our ability - as we endeavor to provide an exemplary experience for each zoo guest.
Enabling Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace
The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation funded solely by voluntary contributions from members and friends of Rotary who support its mission to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace. Using Rotary Foundation grants, Rotary's 34,000 clubs across the globe develop and carry out sustainable humanitarian projects and provide scholarships and professional training opportunities that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, sustain mothers and children, improve education, and strengthen local economies. The Foundation is a worldwide leader in the efforts to eradicate polio through its partnership with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. When Rotary launched its PolioPlus program in 1985, more than 350,000 people were afflicted with polio each year, and the disease was endemic in more than 125 countries. Since 1988, Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have immunized over 2.5 billion children, reducing the incidence of polio by 99 percent and eradicating it from all but three countries. Rotary has contributed more than $1 billion and many thousands of hours to eradication effort. The Foundation also funds the training of hundreds of peacemakers through the Rotary Peace Center program, which enables fellows to pursue a master's degree or professional certificate at one of Rotary's partner universities. Through academic training, study, and practice, the fellows become leaders who promote peace and aid conflict resolution in their communities and around the world.
Make today a breakthrough
Founded in 1984, Cure SMA leads the way to a world without spinal muscular atrophy, the number one genetic cause of death for infants. We fund and direct comprehensive research that drives breakthroughs in treatment and care, and we provide families the support they need for today. Our commitment to a treatment and cure is not just about seeking solutions—it's also about creating them. We're working with some of today's sharpest minds to advance a diversity of approaches and champion the most promising discoveries and methods.
The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation supports the educational and cultural programming of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum; fosters Lincoln scholarship through the acquisition and publication of documentary materials relating to Lincoln and his era; and promotes a greater appreciation of history through exhibits, conferences, publications, online services, and other activities designed to promote historical literacy.
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.
Gifts that grow and bloom forever
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation (formerly Michigan Botanic Garden Foundation) was established in 1993 as a single-purpose foundation with the goal of creating an endowment fund to support the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. The Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park promotes the enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of the gardens, sculpture, the natural environment and the arts. Comprised of 125 acres of natural wetlands, woodlands, meadows and botanical gardens, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is a year round experience.
Celebrating the wonders of our natural world
The mission of John Ball Zoo is to help individuals gain information about, respect for and an understanding of the Animal Kingdom by providing a quality facility that is accredited by the AZA, providing diverse educational opportunities, enhancing the entertainment and recreational opportunities available to the citizen of West Michigan. John Ball Zoo actively participates in local, state, national and international conservation and research programs to achieve significant breeding and reproductive records.
Serving the Wisconsin Historical Society since 1954
Established in 1954, the mission of the Wisconsin Historical Foundation (WHF) is to strengthen the Wisconsin Historical Society's ability to fulfill its public mandate and mission to help people connect to the past. The WHF fulfills its mission by increasing awareness, engaging with audiences, and fostering philanthropic relationships throughout Wisconsin and beyond, and by seeking resources and solutions that make visionary and entrepreneurial ideas possible. The Society was founded in 1846, two years before Wisconsin became the 30th state, and it ranks as one of the largest, most active, and most diversified state historical societies in the nation. The Society helps people connect to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing stories.
Connecting people with nature
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center is an Audubon environmental education center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which was founded in 1971. Schlitz Audubon Nature Center connects people with nature and inspires them to become responsible stewards of the natural world. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Center's six miles of trails take visitors through 185 acres of unspoiled natural beauty - just 15 minutes from downtown Milwaukee. Each year over 27,000 children experience the magic of nature through our nature education programs. More than 145,000 visitors enjoy our unspoiled land for learning, hiking and outdoor recreation.
Supporting the Olbrich Botanical Gardens' fund-raising and educational activities
The Olbrich Botanical Society, established in 1979, supports the Olbrich Botanical Gardens' fund-raising and educational activities. Olbrich Botanical Gardens enriches life by nourishing and sharing the beauty of gardens, the joy of gardening, the knowledge of plants, and the diversity of our world. Olbrich Botanical Gardens is dedicated to the creation, conservation and interpretation of gardens and plant collections hardy to the American Midwest or native to the world's tropical forests for study, enjoyment and public benefit. Olbrich Botanical Gardens offers 16 acres of outdoor display gardens including the Rose Garden, Thai Pavilion and Garden, Sunken Garden, and Perennial Garden. Outdoor gardens are open daily and free to the public.
Oversees fundraising for the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board
The Wisconsin Public Broadcasting Foundation is a non-profit corporation formed to oversee fundraising for the Educational Communications Board (ECB), a state agency, and has no capital or staff. Revenue directed to the Foundation is provided primarily through its relationships with Wisconsin Public Radio Association (WPRA) and the Friends of Wisconsin Public Television. The ECB in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Extension, oversees and supports Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television, providing a statewide telecommunications system as well as maintaining Wisconsin's NOAA-All Hazards Radio, EAS and Amber Alert system. The ECB develops and distributes educational resources including high-quality programs and interactive Web and multimedia tools for K-12 students and educators throughout Wisconsin. The ECB works with organizations statewide to promote educational initiatives and provide equitable access to information and services to Wisconsin's citizens.
Supporting Children's Hospital and Health System member organizations
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation provides philanthropic support to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and its tax-exempt affiliates. The Foundation has advanced the Hospital's mission by securing endowment funds for a large number of programs and services related to pediatric patient care, education, research and advocacy for children. Our accomplishments include: helping to fund the creation of the Children's Hospital's child protection center and the child life program of education and play therapy for children; significant funding of the hospital's intensive care units' equipment; and funding for school-based health centers in Milwaukee schools.
Caring for animals . . .serving our community
Founded in 1990, the Oshkosh Area Humane Society is an animal welfare organization that operates the Oshkosh Animal Shelter. We are dedicated to providing shelter and care to stray, unwanted or abandoned cats and dogs in the Oshkosh area. Founded on the principal of compassionate care, the organization is committed to assisting the community by helping place animals in healthy, humane surroundings while providing education and information about responsible pet ownership to all the members of our community. Each year approximately 2,000 stray or unwanted animals come through our doors and more than 40,000 people turn to us for assistance with animal-related questions and concerns.
Promotes and supports Madison's library facilities, services and programs
The Madison Public Library Foundation supports and celebrates Madison's library facilities, services and programs in an effort to develop and sustain a world-class library system. The Madison Public Library Foundation provides leadership and resources to help develop and sustain a world-class library system.
Education, resources, and expertise to help farmers grow organic
The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) provides education, resources, and practical advice to promote farmers' success in organic production. Our flagship event, the MOSES Organic Farming Conference, is recognized as the country's premier event about organic and sustainable farming. It's also the country's largest organic conference, drawing more than 3,500 participants from around the U.S. and the world. Through the MOSES Conference and the rest of our work, we ensure not only that there are skilled farmers to meet the growing demand for organic food and products, but also that farm policies favor an organic and sustainable system of agriculture.Our mission is: MOSES educates, inspires, and empowers farmers to thrive in a sustainable, organic system of agriculture.
Conserving, educating, and supporting
The mission of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee (ZSM), established in 1910, is to take part in conserving wildlife and endangered species, to educate people about the importance of wildlife and the environment, and to support the Milwaukee County Zoo. Helping the Milwaukee County Zoo maintain its reputation as Wisconsin's premier educational and cultural treasure is a big part of the Zoological Society's mission. Together, the Zoo and ZSM serve more than 1.3 million Zoo visitors a year. The ZSM and Zoo work together to attract both a strong family base as well as a diverse, non-traditional audience through free days, targeted school programs, evening concerts, special events and other efforts.
Dedicated to improving the lives of extremely disabled and poor children.
Help the Helpless is dedicated to serving the poorest of the poor children in Southern India. Help the Helpless supports St. Mary's School and Orphanage for handicapped, deaf, orphaned, abandoned and poor children living in severe poverty. Help the Helpless was started in 1969 by Fr. Antony, a Catholic Priest who has devoted his life to serving the poor. Since St. Mary's opened its doors in 1969, they have provided physical, emotional, spiritual, educational and financial help for hundreds of handicapped and poor children, providing these young people with the tools they need to be self-sufficient. St. Mary's School and Orphanage welcomes all visitors and invites you to visit and stay with us in India, free of charge.
Creating memories and inspiring appreciation of the natural world
Our Mission: Como Friends inspires community generosity to advance Como Park Zoo and Conservatory as a destination where people from all walks of life can gather, learn and enjoy the natural world. Our Vision: Como Friends will be the priority fundraising organization among our donors and in the broader community. Admission to the Zoo and Conservatory will remain free. Como Friends will lay the foundation to secure the future of the Zoo and Conservatory for generations to come. Our Values: We will Engage the community and donors of Como Friends; Steward the resources entrusted to us, and respect the wishes of each donor; Embrace growth to support continuous improvements at the Zoo and Conservatory; Serve as a model for an exemplary public-private partnership with the City of Saint Paul; Honor the traditions of the Zoo and Conservatory in our community; and Support education and enjoyment for all, with special concern for those who may not otherwise have access.
Exploring, explaining and celebrating the world of plants
In pursuit of the mission "exploring, explaining, and celebrating the world of plants," the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden provides a major horticultural and educational center with exceptional gardens, plant collections, and programs in order to promote the deep connections between people and plants, and to help create a more beautiful and sustainable world.
Iowa's wildest adventure
The mission of the Blank Park Zoo is to inspire an appreciation of the natural world through conservation, education and recreation. The Blank Park Zoo manages 49 acres of land. Of that, 22 acres have been developed into animal exhibits or facilities. Currently there are 104 different animal species and 1,484 animal specimens cared for at the Blank Park Zoo. The Blank Park Zoo's Conservation Committee works to raise funds to support organizations and projects around the world dedicated to the same conservation ideals.
Great cities need great libraries
Founded in 1989, the mission of the St. Louis Public Library Foundation is to support the Library's programs and services through advocacy, fundraising and by building relationships with others who share a passion for the Library's work and to conduct a major capital campaign to support the renovation and modernization of Central Library–designed by American Architect Cass Gilbert and built in 1912. In addition, the Foundation operates the Library's membership program, the FRIENDS of the St. Louis Public Library.
Supporting and enhance zoological programs, research and institutions in the Saint Louis region
The Saint Louis Zoo Foundation was established in 1995 support and enhance zoological programs, research and institutions in the Saint Louis region and throughout Missouri by providing facilities, funds and advice. The Foundation provides direct financial support to the Saint Louis Zoo for renovations, and administers fundraising campaigns for the zoo. The Saint Louis Zoo's mission is to conserve animals and their habitats through animal management, research, recreation, and educational programs that encourage the support and enrich the experience of the public.
Omaha's Botanical Center
Lauritzen Gardens is a living museum of unique four-season plant displays, maintained to the highest standards consistent with environmental stewardship. We provide memorable educational and aesthetic experiences for all. The garden is an urban oasis of beauty and tranquility, a hidden sanctuary in the heart of the city. The Gardens is a 100-acre site featuring many outdoor garden areas that thrives near downtown Omaha. Since opening in 2001, new garden areas have been added each year. These include the Victorian garden, The Song of the Lark Meadow, and a four-acre arboretum and bird sanctuary. The visitor and education center includes a 5,000-square-foot floral display hall, café, gift shop, resource library, classrooms, banquet areas and community room.
Helping kids in crisis. Building strong families.
It is the mission of CEDARS to help children who have been abused, neglected, and homeless achieve safety, stability, and enduring family relationships. Helping children who face seemingly insurmountable odds has been the important work of CEDARS since being founded in 1947 by the Reverend Charles and Alberta Danner. CEDARS continues that vision today to create a place where children can "experience a real childhood and begin planning for the future." That simple act of kindness more than 60 years ago has resulted in thousands of children building new family lives. The Danners' passion still lives on through our work today as we give hope to youth in need and direction to families struggling to stay together.
Working to ensure excellence in public education
Nashville Public Education Foundation, in collaboration with the leadership of Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, government officials and community leaders, identifies opportunities and raises private funding for strategic initiatives that will result in transformative improvement in educational outcomes for Nashville's students. We envision a Nashville where all children can attend an excellent public school that will open the door to a rewarding, opportunity rich life; a Nashville where K-12 public education is the pride of the city and a model for the state, country and the world.
Enhancing patient care services in neighborhood pharmacies and the healthcare system
The NACDS Foundation is guided by a mission to utilize and support education, research, and charitable involvement to help people improve their health and quality of life through an understanding of medication therapy and the importance of taking medications appropriately. Through its support of numerous research initiatives, the Foundation strives to enhance patient care services in neighborhood pharmacies and the healthcare system at large. The Foundation also provides scholarships for pharmacy students and supports continuing education programs that focus on patient- centered care in the community pharmacy setting. Additionally, the NACDS Foundation focuses on supporting charitable organizations where pharmacy can have a positive impact on the health of patients through medication adherence strategies.
Raising funds for the Minnesota Zoo
The Minnesota Zoo Foundation's primary purpose is to raise funds for the Minnesota Zoo. Founded in 1978, the Minnesota Zoo exists to connect people, animals, and the natural world. We are dedicated to inspiring guests to act on behalf of wildlife and wild lands. To accomplish this, we provide award-winning recreational, educational, and conservation programs, locally, nationally, and internationally.
Libraries Change Lives
In 1972 the Tulsa Library Trust was formed as a nonprofit organization to receive and administer donations for services and programs beyond the funding capabilities of the Tulsa City-County Library's annual operating budget. The Tulsa Library Trust supports the Tulsa City-County Library's efforts to provide services to the half a million children, teens and adults who use the library. We strive to cultivate the love of reading and lifelong learning by offering unique programs, services and resources to communities in Tulsa County.
Protecting the Life that Sustains Us
The Xerces Society is a nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. Established in 1971, the Society is at the forefront of invertebrate protection worldwide, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of citizens to implement conservation programs. The Society uses advocacy, education, and applied research to defend invertebrates. Over the past three decades, we have protected endangered species and their habitats, produced ground-breaking publications on insect conservation, trained thousands of farmers and land managers to protect and manage habitat, and raised awareness about the invertebrates of forests, prairies, deserts, and oceans.
Touching Lives. Changing Lives. Saving Lives.
Established in 1976, the Overlook Foundation raises funds for state-of-the-art equipment, facilities and programs that help Overlook Hospital remain a leading provider of medical care. The monies raised by the Foundation are used to provide direct support to the Overlook Hospital Association by delivering high quality, cost effective health care. Overlook Hospital is a nationally recognized regional medical center where many of the nation's top doctors and award-winning nurses provide world class clinical care and unsurpassed patient safety in a healing, family-centered environment.
Supporting the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Founded in 1976, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Foundation raises funds and manages investments for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia. VMFA has achieved an international reputation for creative excellence and innovative programming. The Museum houses a collection of world art ranging from antiquities to contemporary art, preserved as records of the best of human expression. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people are enriched by experiences visiting the Museum, going online for virtual website tours and interactive activities, participating in educational programs and social events, or attending traveling exhibitions, lectures, and workshops at one of our statewide partner venues. VMFA is currently undergoing construction and will re-open on May 1, 2010.
Providing support to veterans
AMVETS National Service Foundation was created in 1948, with the goal of assisting our returning veterans from World War II by aiding in their readjustment back into civilian life. This goal has continued to this date. AMVETS National Service Foundation provides support to veterans through service programs as well as providing community and youth-oriented programs designed to promote unity and patriotism. It counsels and represents veterans and their dependents before the Veterans Administration without charge. Our NSOs labor diligently, even on weekends, helping the members of the National Guard and Reserves cut through the maze of red tape and logjams to obtain all VA benefits due to them under the current law for service-related conditions. Between September 1, 2009 and August 31, 2010, our NSOs have presented 233 briefings to 24,700 National Guard/Reserve members, veterans or surviving family members and taken 367 claims at the conclusion of the briefing session.
Serving the University System of Maryland
Founded in 1979, the University System of Maryland Foundation (USM Foundation) supports the mission and ambitions of University System of Maryland (USM) member institutions and several community college clients throughout Maryland. The USM Foundation strengthens the USM's capacity to broaden access to high-quality higher education, meet the workforce needs of the state and the nation, and conduct research that expands the boundaries of knowledge. It does so through advocacy, fundraising, investment management, and stewardship.
The research, scholarship and training provider for the nation's career colleges
The Imagine America Foundation (IAF), formerly the Career College Foundation, has been serving the career college community since 1982. IAF provides scholarships, awards, financial aid information, sector research and faculty training; honors achievement in career education; and supports and promotes the benefits of career colleges to the general public. More than 1,000 career education campuses participate in the Imagine America Scholarship and Award Programs.
Preserve and enhance the U.S. National Arboretum.
Friends of the National Arboretum (FONA)'s mission is to preserve and enhance the U.S. National Arboretum. We work to provide valuable financial and volunteer support, especially for Arboretum internship programs, maintenance of the gardens and collections, The Washington Youth Garden and many other projects. Our focus areas include environmental preservation, plant research, urban greenspace, education, and community outreach.
Helping lawyers help community
Equal Justice Works is dedicated to creating a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. To achieve this, we offer a continuum of opportunities for law students and lawyers that provide the training and skills that enable them to provide effective representation to underserved communities and causes. To help foster public interest values in students, we collaborate with law schools to expand public interest programming on law school campuses. The Equal Justice Works Fellowships programs fund hundreds of public interest attorneys each year to close the justice gap on issues such as foreclosure, community economic development, immigration, civil rights, homelessness, access to healthcare, and domestic violence.
Assuring stable futures for elderly members of Catholic congregations
Support Our Aging Religious, Inc. (SOAR!) is an organization of persons who are committed to assuring financially stable and personally secure futures for elderly and frail members of Catholic religious congregations in the United States, augmenting the efforts of the institutional Church. SOAR! seeks to accomplish this mission by: raising and providing funds for congregations to meet immediate needs of their retired members; educating the public about the serious retirement needs confronting elderly religious; developing a national network of concerned individuals who wish to respond to this need.
Empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity
The DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Charitable Service Trust supports physical and psychological rehabilitation programs that provide direct service to ill, injured, or wounded veterans. Programs supported by the Trust target several groups of physically and psychologically injured veterans. Programs supported by the Trust typically include: providing food, shelter and other necessary items to homeless or at-risk veterans; accessibility or mobility items for veterans with vision or hearing impairments; therapeutic activities; physical and psychological activities for rehabilitation; and other forms of direct service for veterans and their families.
Education is the Answer
The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships, internships opportunities, and other life skills and career readiness support to American Indian students. An education is often the difference between a happy, healthy, and self-sustaining productive life and one that is not. Approximately 13% of American Indians have a college degree, well below the national average. To strengthen our country as a whole, the American Indian College Fund seeks to strengthen native communities by empowering native people with skills, knowledge, and experience. The American Indian College Fund directly supports over 4,000 American Indian students annually, and thousands more through indirect services and support.
Protecting children everywhere from accidental injury on the road, at home, and at play.
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting kids from unintentional injuries, the number one cause of death to children ages 0-19 in the United States. Throughout the world, almost 1 million children die of injuries each year, and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable. Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 400 coalitions in the U.S. and with partners in more than 30 countries to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more. Since 1988, Safe Kids has helped reduce the U.S. childhood death rate from unintentional injury by 60 percent. Working together, we can do much more for to protect children on the move, at play and at home, so that they can grow up to do all the great things kids were meant to do.
Fostering close transatlantic bonds in the arts, humanities, and public affairs
Founded in September 1994, The American Academy in Berlin is an independent, private, non-partisan center that works to strengthen the transatlantic relationship by promoting intellectual and cultural exchange. It does so by awarding residential fellowships to accomplished Americans in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and public policy, as well as through programming and partnerships with organizations in the United States and Germany. Serving alternately as quiet haven and wellspring of intellectual life, the American Academy in Berlin strives to narrow the transatlantic divide while bolstering excellence in scholarship. It hosts roughly two dozen American academics, policy experts, writers, and artists at the Hans Arnhold Center each year for advanced study in their respective areas of expertise.
Strengthening ties between the Louvre and its American public
American Friends of the Louvre was founded in December 2002 to strengthen ties between the Louvre and its American public. Its office in New York opened in 2004. Its primary goals are the following: To support the Louvre in its efforts to improve educational tools and visiting conditions, particularly for American and other English-speaking visitor, to promote collaborations between the Louvre and American institutions through the development of cultural activities in the U.S., such as exhibitions, educational programs and professional and scholarly exchanges, and to participate in the financing of Louvre projects, such as renovations of galleries, restorations, fellowships, and educational programs both in France and the U.S.
Promoting interest in and support for the University of Cambridge and its constituent colleges
Cambridge in America (CAm) advances the mission of the University of Cambridge and its thirty-one member Colleges by providing expertise in fundraising and alumni relations and by growing the base of support for Collegiate Cambridge among alumni and friends in the US.
Support the Institute. Support the Corps.
The VMI Foundation's mission is simple: to raise, steward, and invest the funds entrusted to it by members of the VMI Family for the sole purpose of advancing Virginia Military Institute. The VMI Foundation supports the constant improvement of the Institute's academic and co-curricular programs. It also supports capital improvements on Post that ensure that VMI has the high-quality facilities necessary to provide a modern education and a healthful environment in which the Corps of Cadets live, learn, and compete. Also, immediate gifts from donors and endowments that the VMI Foundation manages annually generate millions of dollars in financial aid.
Supporting active duty Marines since 1980
For over 30 years, the Marine Corps University Foundation has harnessed the power of the private sector in support of the Marine Corps' most pressing educational needs. Our support has made professional military education more responsive to changes in the nature of conflict and brought a level of professionalism in faculty and diversity in perspective not attainable solely through appropriated government funding. Today, our enduring efforts to enrich & enhance professional military education focus on: Strengthening the Marine Corps University's position of thought leadership in military studies & national security affairs; Cultivating the problem-solving skills that enable Marines to think creatively & act decisively in uncertain environments; and Developing the most knowledgeable, well-rounded, forward-thinking leaders … from Corporal to General.
A listener supported ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Blue Ridge Broadcasting Corporation (BRB), founded in 1962, provides religious radio programs. BRB has expanded its roster of radio and internet outreaches from four stations (106.9 The Light, WMIT, 1010 WFGW, WFGW.org and LaLuzDeCristo.org) to a total of five with the addition of an innovative new youth focused HD2 channel and internet music ministry called The Edge 106.9. WFGW 1010 AM "The Truth" has grown to cover portions of three states. 106.9 The Light is dedicated to encouraging adults with uplifting music and solid, relevant bible teaching. 106.9 The Light was named the 2007 Station of the Year by the National Religious Broadcasters.
Inspiring appreciation and conservation of North Carolina's aquatic environments
The North Carolina Aquarium Society is the support organization for the three North Carolina Aquariums. Established in 1986, it is dedicated to assisting these facilities in maintaining their high standards of exhibits, education and conservation programs. The North Carolina Aquariums continue to expand and improve. In 1976, the Aquariums had a little more than two hundred thousand visitors. Today, the three Aquariums educate over one million annual visitors. The Aquariums have completed expansion of all three facilities, Pine Knoll Shores, Roanoke Island and Fort Fisher, doubling the size of each. In 2011, the Aquariums opened their newest site, the restored Jennette's Pier at Nags Head.
Public Charity supporting the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University
The North Carolina Agricultural Foundation (NCAF) was founded in 1944 as a means of supporting agricultural research, extension, and teaching activities in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University. NCAF works to aid and promote, by financial assistance and otherwise, all types of education and research in agriculture at or through NC State University.
Making a difference
The mission of the Lutheran Homes of South Carolina Foundation, Inc. is to support the ministry of Lutheran Homes of South Carolina by enabling donors, who care about older adults and hospice patients, to achieve their philanthropic goals and by being a faithful steward of their gifts
Missions for life
Founded in 1942, Woman's Missionary Union, Auxiliary to South Carolina Baptist ConventionSM, exists to empower churches and believers to participate in the Great Commission. We exist to equip churches, especially its members--women and men, girls and boys and preschoolers--to discover and live out their missions call. We are available to equip churches in beginning and strengthening missions discipleship for all ages, preschool through adults, and with the churchwide audience.
One Million Orphan Leaders by 2030
Hopegivers International provides help for today and hope for eternity through initiatives by our ministry partners to rescue orphaned, abandoned, and at risk children, assist the needy and oppressed, empower the work of the Gospel, and work toward fulfilling the Great Commission. Hopegivers International is a Christ-centered ministry committed to integrity, service to God and His vision for this ministry, and compassion towards those we serve, regardless of race, creed or religious affiliation. Hopegivers International supports ministry efforts primarily in India, Burma and Haiti. Daily we support 10,000 children and adults by providing meals, housing, education, health care, spiritual training, and hope through the love of Christ.
Our doors open many more.
The Center for Developmental Services (CDS) is a 501(c)3 organization that serves over 6,800 children each year with special needs, disabilities, and developmental delays. Whether a child comes to us right out of the hospital from being born prematurely, or is introduced to our services after a diagnosis in their teens, we are here for them. In one location, children can receive developmental screenings, diagnosis, therapy (occupational, physical, speech), audiology, psychology, prosthetics, orthotics, education, bilingual services, outreach, legal aid, care planning, and family support. Founded in March 2000, the CDS partnership serves children from all over the upstate of South Carolina.
When it comes to making sure children get exactly what they need to succeed in school and in life, we never give up.
For more than 30 years, Communities In Schools has been helping students achieve in school, graduate and go on to bright futures. Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. We believe that it's relationships--not programs--that change children, and so our organization focuses on the power of a caring and connected adult. Our unique model positions site coordinators inside schools to assess students' needs and provide resources to help them succeed in the classroom and in life. We partner with local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers and volunteers. Whether it's food, school supplies, health care, counseling, academic assistance or a positive role model, Communities In Schools is there to help.
Providing financial support for education and research in the field of veterinary medicine
Created in 1978 to attract funding for the College's teaching, learning, research and extension in the field of veterinary medicine, the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation operates exclusively for educational and scientific purposes. By providing financial assistance that helps promote educational activities and maintain a prominent faculty, the Foundation encourages diverse research and facilitates cooperative activities with other disciplines and institutions. The Foundation is ever mindful of maximizing giving power through special programs that bring together donors of similar interests. The Foundation has been critical in securing financial assistance for the College that allows for faculty support and development, research funds, student scholarships and program enhancement.
Advancing Treatment, Finding Cures
Advance research and training to improve the health of people with rheumatic diseases. The Foundation is the largest private funding source of rheumatology research and training in the United States. The Foundation funds education and training for rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals. These programs help researchers pursue promising ideas and support innovative research projects that will improve treatments for people with rheumatic diseases, and hopefully lead to a cure.
Supporting the operations of the Chattanooga Zoo
Founded in 1985, Friends of the Zoo (FOZ) supports operations of the Chattanooga Zoo for the education and enjoyment of individuals living in and visiting Chattanooga, Tennessee. The mission of the Chattanooga Zoo is to provide an educational and recreational opportunity for all. The educational mission stresses understanding of and respect for all living things. A strong commitment to conservation for generations to come is implicit in this mission. Opened in 1937, the Chattanooga Zoo seeks to provide a dignified and aesthetically pleasing environment for the animals.
Connecting people, ideas and resources with the United Nations
The United Nations Foundation (UN Foundation) was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner's historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. We are an advocate for the UN and a platform for connecting people, ideas and resources to help the United Nations solve global problems. We help the UN take its best work and ideas to scale - through advocacy, partnerships, constituency building and fund raising. The UN Foundation, through our sister organization, the Better World Campaign, advocates in support of a strong, effective and fully funded United Nations. A strong UN is the world's most effective voice for international cooperation on behalf of peace, development, human rights and the environment.
Prevent, treat and cure lupus through medical research
The Alliance for Lupus research is dedicated to finding a cure for lupus. We believe in doing one thing, and doing it well. Founded in 1999, our sole mission is to prevent, treat and cure lupus through medical research. The Alliance applies a strategic business approach to funding research. In 2000 and 2001 we asked scientists to submit proposals to identify targets for new therapies in lupus. These proposals needed to be ideas that would lead to the development of new drugs or biologic agents to treat lupus within two years. And because we want to fund the best research, wherever that may be, we accepted applications from all over the world, and from industry, as well as academia.
Supporting the Mount Sinai Medical Center
To meet the public's expectation for great medicine, regardless of a patient's ability to pay, Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation preserves the hospital's rich tradition of philanthropy and community support. Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation raises funds to support Mount Sinai Medical Center, an acute care teaching and research facility. Mount Sinai Medical Center was founded in 1949 by a group of philanthropists who sought to establish a place where Jewish physicians could freely practice medicine and all persons regardless of race, creed or color could receive high quality medical care. More than five decades later, Mount Sinai continues to provide vital health care services to all citizens.
Supporting the hospitals of Morton Plant Mease
Established in 1977, Morton Plant Mease Foundation provides philanthropic support to Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, Mease Countryside and Mease Dunedin Hospitals. Our mission is to inspire people to improve the health of the community through their support of the Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation. Our vision is for the Morton Plant Mease Foundation to be recognized nationally as a premier philanthropic institution through our compassion, innovation and dedication to becoming a catalyst for improving the health of the communities we serve.
For excellence in Miami-Dade Public Schools
The Education Fund's mission is to maximize every child's potential and to ensure that each one graduates with every opportunity for success. The Education Fund engages the entire community in making educational excellence a top priority, ensuring that every child learns and succeeds in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Bringing health, hope and happiness to children
All Children's Hospital Foundation is dedicated to bringing health, hope and happiness to children through philanthropic and volunteer support for All Children's Hospital. The Foundation works with individual donors, charitable foundations and corporations to enhance medical services and programs, and to help care for children whose families could not otherwise afford to pay. Last year alone, All Children's provided approximately $100 million in unreimbursed care to children in need. Founded in 1926, All Children's has grown into a leading pediatric referral center that is dedicated to advancing treatment, education, research and advocacy in child health.
Supporting the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
The Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation was founded in 1994 with the sole purpose of supporting the three major areas of concentration at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute - cancer research, patient care and education. The mission of the Cancer Center is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. As part of an elite group of National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Centers, Moffitt focuses on the development of early stage translational research aimed at the rapid translation of scientific discoveries to benefit patient care.
Your charitable giving partner
The Jewish Foundation of Memphis works to encourage charitable giving; to support partner agency endowment development and to build and sustain a vibrant Jewish community. The Foundation is your resource for charitable giving in the Memphis Jewish Community. Through our partnership with 10 local Jewish agencies, organizations and synagogues, we work with donors of all levels to help them reach their personal charitable goals and ultimate secure the financial future of the Memphis Jewish Community.
Transforming lives through the power of Art
Founded in 1989, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is one of the largest art museums in the American South and houses an outstanding collection of art dating from antiquity to the present. The Brooks is dedicated to enriching the lives of our visitors through the museum's expanding collection, varied exhibitions, and dynamic programs. The museum provides visitors the opportunity to learn about the visual arts through diverse traveling exhibitions and thought-provoking in-house exhibitions. Nearly 20,000 children participate in free school tours that include hands-on art activities, which enable students to make crucial connections between what they see and what they create.
Providing support for the University of Mississippi Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
The Ole Miss Athletics Foundation provides the resources necessary for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at The University of Mississippi to provide a great student-athlete experience through scholarships, academic support, and sports medicine. The Ole Miss Athletics Foundation also seeks to provide a competitive edge for Rebel Athletics by providing salary support for coaches and allowing the department to develop and properly maintain nationally competitive facilities.
Support the athletic endeavors of the University of Arkansas Razorbacks
The stated mission of the Razorback Foundation Inc. is to support the athletic endeavors of the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. The foundation assists our student-athletes by providing for scholarships, facilities and various programs that enable them to realize their dreams of achieving a quality college education while participating in athletics on a nationally-competitive level. The Razorback Foundation, partners with Razorback Athletics in providing support to more than 460 student-athletes in the classroom and in competition. Through contributions from members, our nonprofit organization provides scholarships, financial support for facility enhancements and other programs designed to elevate student-athletes and Arkansas athletics - all while advancing the mission of the University of Arkansas.
Supporting LSU Athletics
The Tiger Athletic Foundation ("TAF") is a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to supporting LSU and its Athletic Program. As the primary source of private funding for LSU athletics, TAF's mission is clear - to lead the university in building a comprehensively superior athletic program. Contributions to TAF benefit every athlete and every team at LSU through scholarship and academic awards, as well as through the construction and maintenance of athletic facilities. These projects, large and small, chart the unmistakable course to excellence. And it is the shared vision of alumni and friends of LSU that are making excellence a reality at LSU.
Supporting the Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum
Tulsa Zoo Friends supports the Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum by providing admissions, attractions, food and beverage, marketing and fundraising services. Nearly 600,000 visitors tour the zoo each year and the zoo has approximately 12,000 Zoo Friends Member households. The Tulsa Zoo is owned by the City of Tulsa and is part of the Tulsa Parks Department. The zoo is located on 84 acres within Mohawk Park, which is the third largest municipal park in the United States. Currently, more than 2,800 animals are on exhibit, many of them rare and endangered.
Advancing Geophysics Today – Inspiring Geoscientists for Tomorrow
The SEG Foundation advances geophysics today and inspires geoscientists for tomorrow through funding innovative activities and grant programs that benefit geophysicists, their professional community, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and the general public. The SEG community is facing two great challenges: the first is advancing geophysics today by promoting technical innovation and providing professional support to an increasingly global community of members; the second is attracting and inspiring young geoscientists to meet society's needs tomorrow for leading edge geophysics in an even more resource hungry and environmentally concerned world.
Connecting communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife.
Houston Zoo connects communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife. We have over 6,000 permanent residents (our animals) for whom we provide housing, meals, medical care and, yes, even education! There are over 2 million guests each year who come to experience our incredible variety of animals and ecosystems, as well as attend special private and public events and entertainment. Our dedicated staff works around the clock to ensure that the Zoo is always running smoothly for the safety and well-being of our residents and guests.
Serving as the fundraising arm of the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
The Memorial Hermann Foundation serves as the fundraising arm of the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. Philanthropic support is a crucial source of funding that helps ensure Memorial Hermann's ongoing commitment and ability to provide critical programs and services to meet the community's growing healthcare needs. Memorial Hermann Healthcare System is a community-owned health care system with spiritual values, dedicated to providing high quality health services in order to improve the health of the people in Southeast Texas.
The channel that changes you
The Houston Public Media Foundation (formerly known as the Association for Community Broadcasting) serves to secure the financial future of Houston Public Media and to cultivate and engage community resources to support its mission of opening minds, changing lives and enriching the quality of life in Southeast Texas. The Houston Public Media Foundation assists Houston Public Media staff with fundraising efforts. In addition to personal gifts of support, Houston Public Media Foundation Board members go on calls with staff, write letters of support and serve as ambassadors for public broadcasting in the community on a local and national level. The Houston Public Media Foundation also is involved in many special events and activities that help raise funds for Houston Public Media. Board members secure sponsorships and auction items, sell tickets and serve on committees while regularly attending events for Houston Public Media
Serving and supporting the future of wildlife today and every day
The Dallas Zoological Society works to support the Dallas Zoo as an outstanding center of education, entertainment and wildlife conservation. The Society supports this mission through: fundraising; volunteerism; promoting public awareness and participation; and enhancing the visitor experience. We exist to broaden support for worldwide conservation efforts by creating an environment which allows our community and visitors to experience dramatic, engaging and diverse presentations for the living plant and animal world through excellent animal management, solid conservation science (research) and dynamic educational programs.
Supporting the mission of Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas
The Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas Foundation (the "Foundation"), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was incorporated in 1965 under the laws of the State of Texas. The Foundation was established for the exclusive purpose of supporting the mission of Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas ("Jesuit"). The Foundation's primary objectives are directed toward attracting, receiving, stewarding, investing, managing and expending gifts designated for the benefit of Jesuit. It is the additional role of the Foundation to promote, support and assist with all other activities and programs which further the mission of Jesuit.
Revitalizing and Transforming Buffalo Bayou
Created in 1986, Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP) is the non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing and transforming Buffalo Bayou, Houston's most significant natural resource. BBP's geographic focus is the 10-square mile stretch of Buffalo Bayou from Shepherd Drive to the Port of Houston Turning Basin. The BBP board and staff have raised and leveraged more than $150 million in private and public funds for the redevelopment and stewardship of the bayou - spearheading capital projects such as Buffalo Bayou Park and Sabine Promenade, protecting land for future parks, constructing hike and bike trails, and operating comprehensive maintenance programs. Buffalo Bayou Partnership also seeks ways to activate Buffalo Bayou through pedestrian, boating and biking amenities; volunteer activities; permanent and temporary art installations; and wide-ranging tours and events that attract thousands.
Supporting the activities of the George Bush Presidential Library
The George Bush Presidential Library Foundation (GBPLF) was established in 1991 as an educational foundation to design, build, and support the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University. In addition to sponsoring its own programs and activities, the Foundation provides program and financial support to the Library, as well as the George Bush School of Government and Public Service. The Foundation sponsors a number of programs including a yearly domestic and foreign policy conference, the White House Lecture and Exhibit Series, and various other lecture and program series. Through its activities, the Foundation is helping make the George Bush Presidential Library Center a leading center in cultural, policy, and academic discussions.
Established by Ronald Reagan and protecting his legacy since 1989
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the promotion of the legacy of Ronald Reagan and his timeless principles of individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy, and national pride. The Foundation sustains The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center, The Center for Public Affairs, and the Air Force One Pavilion. Located in Simi Valley, California, the Reagan Library houses over 55 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and over 40,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library campus also serves as the final resting place of America's 40th President.
Funding game-changing men's health projects
The Movember Foundation is the global charity raising funds and awareness for men's health. The organization wants to help men live longer, healthier and happier lives through investing in four key areas: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity. Every Movember, we challenge men to grow and women to support a moustache, or to make a commitment to get active and move, both of which spark conversations and raise vital funds and awareness for men's health that will results in funding for the Movember Foundation's men's health programs.
Secure a better world for animals through human understanding.
In 1896, a small, orphaned black bear named Billy Bryan became the first resident of Denver Zoo. Today, Denver Zoo is home to nearly 4,000 animals representing over 700 species including the incredibly rare okapi, red-bellied lemur, Amur leopard, and Siberian tiger. The Denver Zoo's mission is to: provide a wildlife conservancy which offers high-quality experiences in an urban recreational setting; provide environmental education which inspires public awareness of global conservation; and engage in scientific programs which make meaningful contributions to the conservation of animals and their ecosystems.
Providing advocacy and raising funds for the Denver Public Library
The mission of the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation is to assist and support the Denver Public Library in the accomplishment of its goals and objectives, and to enhance the services of the Library that are funded by the City's budget through advocacy, activities and programs, fund raising, and the management of private monies raised by or donated to the Library or to the Friends Foundation. Working within our stated mission, the Friends have a long history of supporting the Library, stretching back to 1940. Our spirit of volunteerism and giving reaches across generations and touches the hearts of innumerable individuals throughout the Denver area and beyond.
Philanthropic Support for Our State's Cultural Heritage
The mission of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation is to support the Museum of New Mexico system through fund development for exhibitions and education programs, financial management and advocacy. The Museum of New Mexico includes the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors, the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Museum of International Folk Art, and the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology; the Office of Archaeological Studies; and seven State Historic Sites - Coronado, Fort Seden, Fort Stanton, Jemez, Lincoln, Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner, and El Camino Real Historical Trail Interpretive Center.
The heart of the Celtic community
The mission of the Irish Cultural Center is to provide a link between the people of Arizona and the people of Ireland and other Celtic cultures. Programs, classes, festivals, exhibits and special events include history, music, art, dance, literature, drama, crafts, language, travel, sports and traditional activities. The goal of the Irish Cultural Center is to provide the public with the highest quality educational and cultural programming. The Center is owned by the City of Phoenix and is operated through public private partnership with the Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation.
The ASU Foundation for A New American University's mission is to ensure the success of ASU as a New American University.
The ASU Foundation for A New American University is a separate, affiliated 501(c)3 organization that raises and manages funds to support the work of Arizona State University. It is one of Arizona's oldest nonprofits, yet it also stands out as a vanguard for advancing innovative, nationally distinctive approaches to philanthropy. It is one of five affiliated organizations that make up ASU Enterprise Partners, an innovative organizational model designed to generate resources to meet the needs of ASU in a challenging funding environment.Specifically, the foundation:- Facilitates and receives all contributions to ASU, including that from individuals, corporations, foundations, and any other private source- Directs major fundraising campaigns on behalf of ASU- Oversees development efforts of ASU Enterprise Partners- Disburses contributions according to the wishes of the donor- Oversees management of investment assets - Promotes a culture of philanthropy and generosity at ASU
Preserving a Northwest treasure
The Arboretum Foundation has provided stewardship for Washington Park Arboretum since 1935. The Foundation raises and provides funds for essential Arboretum operations and activities including arboriculture, maintenance, seasonal gardeners, education and collection restoration. The Arboretum Foundation's mission is to create and strengthen an engaged community of donors, volunteers, and advocates who will promote, protect, and enhance the Washington Park Arboretum for current and future generations. Washington Park Arboretum is a 230-acre living museum of woody plants, with internationally renowned collections of oaks, conifers, camellias, Japanese maples, hollies and other plants from the Pacific Northwest and nearly every temperate region of the world.
Dream, discover, soar
With roots dating back to 1965, the Museum of Flight exists to acquire, preserve, and exhibit historically significant air and space artifacts, which provide a foundation for scholarly research, and lifelong learning programs that inspire an interest in and understanding of science, technology, and the humanities. The Museum's vision is to be the foremost educational air and space museum in the world. In addition to acquiring and conserving a valuable collection of artifacts relating to air and space history and technology, the Museum is dedicated to educating the public in the history of air and space development. The central focus of the Museum's educational programs is to broaden science literacy within an historical context, relating the evolution of technology to the human needs that drive it, and the resulting changes that technology brings to humanity.
Supporting the Seattle Public Library
The Seattle Public Library Foundation was established in 1980 by a group of far-sighted citizens who understood that a great Library wouldn't be possible through public funding alone. The Foundation has continued its original vision of generating private-sector support to supplement tax-based funding. The result has been improved collections, expanded programs, and enhanced services. The Foundation's fund-raising efforts focus on three key areas: collections, programs, and facilities. With funding from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, the Library can offer a wide range of innovative programs and resources.
Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment
The mission of the Seattle Aquarium is Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment. To do so we must help citizens learn about the interconnectedness of human behavior, the ocean, and climate change. As our local population grows, we must all work to restore and preserve the spectacular beauty and health of Puget Sound. The Seattle Aquarium is uniquely positioned to help over 850,000 annual visitors, including over 40,000 students, each year understand and become aware of the impact they have on our marine environment.
Connecting Seattle through Public Space.
Seattle Parks Foundation works with volunteers, donors, and community leaders to build and sustain a thriving, accessible, and connected system of public spaces for all people. We support community-led public space initiatives. We are a philanthropy-based organization, encouraging private sector donors at every level and from every zip code to help create and care for public spaces throughout Seattle. We cultivate a network of private, nonprofit and public sector partners to advocate for public policy and investment that improves the health and well-being of all residents. Our success depends upon our commitment to service, our capacity for collaboration, the trust we earn in neighborhoods where we work, and the gratitude we show to community leaders, donors, and volunteers.
Supporting the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
The Point Defiance Zoological Society connects Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (PDZA) and our local and global communities, and mobilizes the community's time, talent and financial resources to enhance the zoo experience for visitors and animals. The Zoo Society supports PDZA and its efforts to promote responsible stewardship of the world's resources through education, conservation, research and recreational opportunities. The 29-acre zoological park is the second most popular tourist destination in Pierce County, attracting about 600,000 visitors a year. The Zoo sits within 700-acre Point Defiance Park, offering spectacular views of Mount Rainier, the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound. The Zoo currently houses 792 animals from 98 different species.
Amplifying the Oregon Zoo's accomplishments in conservation, education and animal welfare.
The mission of the Oregon Zoo Foundation (OZF) is to foster community pride and involvement in the Oregon Zoo and to secure financial support for the zoo's conservation, education and animal welfare programs. By amplifying the zoo's accomplishments, OZF ignites interest and investment in creating a better future for wildlife. OZF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization led by a volunteer Board of Trustees comprising Oregon business and community leaders. Under the coordination of the OZF Director, income generating activities include fundraising, grant writing, sponsorship and the administration and cultivation of more than 45,000 member households. Since 1997, OZF has contributed over $48M to the Oregon Zoo.
Supporting the program and activities of Providence Child Center
Philanthropic partners enable the Providence Child Center Foundation to support the program and activities of Providence Child Center. This one-of-a-kind center is a leader in caring for children with disabilities in Oregon. Whether it's lending parents resource materials, training caregivers about specific disabilities or providing 24-hour skilled nursing care for young residents, the center's unique combination of services enhances life for children with disabilities and their families.
We love this music
All Classical Portland is Portland, Oregon's classical radio station. Established in 1983, All Classical Portland's mission is to advance knowledge of and appreciation for classical music; to build and sustain culturally vibrant local and global communities around this art form; to reflect the spirit of the Pacific Northwest; and to foster integrity, quality, and innovation in all that we do.
To support, advocate for, and enhance the value of Reid Park Zoo.
The mission of the Reid Park Zoological Society is "To support, advocate for, and enhance the value of Reid Park Zoo for the community." The Reid Park Zoological Society provides support for the Reid Park Zoo, enabling over 585,000 visitors to view wildlife in natural settings. We provided support for onsite education programs, outreach, and teacher workshops related to life science, environmental education, and conservation reaching approximately 1,200 teachers and 36,000 students last year.
Inspiring conservation of the oceans
Opened in 1984, the Monterey Bay Aquarium's mission is to inspire conservation of the oceans. We know that bringing people face-to-face with living marine animals is a powerful way to move them to care about the oceans and ocean life. From the beginning, we planned our permanent exhibits as a walk through Monterey Bay's beautiful natural communities. In 1996, we almost doubled our exhibit space with the opening of the Outer Bay Wing, devoted to the open ocean and deep sea. The main feature is the Outer Bay Waters exhibit, the one-million-gallon tank containing tuna, sharks and sea turtles. The aquarium has an active research program. We have groups working on sea otter conservation and tuna conservation biology. About 1.8 million people visit us each year.
Give the gift of health.
John Muir Health is dedicated to improving the lives of the communities we serve with quality and compassion. The mission of John Muir Health Foundation is to inspire and steward philanthropic support for all programs, services and facilities of John Muir Health. Charitable gifts provide vital funding for life-saving medical equipment, advances in technology, clinical research, community health programs and health services for those in need.
The California State Railroad Museum Foundation (CSRMF) works to raise and manage funds to support the California State Railroad Museum and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, and to assist California State Parks in carrying out the museum's and the parks' missions. The Foundation provides funding for ongoing support of numerous programs, both at the museum's Old Sacramento location and at the historic park in Jamestown, Calif. The Foundation and its board of directors is currently laying groundwork for a future California Railroad Technology Museum capital campaign proposed as part of the downtown Sacramento railyard development project.
Parks for all forever
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is the nonprofit membership organization created to preserve the Golden Gate National Parks, enhance the experiences of park visitors, and build a community dedicated to conserving the parks for the future. Since its inception in 1981, the Parks Conservancy has provided the Golden Gate National Parks with $140 million in support. Currently, the Conservancy has more than 13,500 members. We steward more than 80,400 acres across more than 30 spectacular park sites; foster environmental awareness in 18,000 school children every year; and protect 1,200 plant and animals species, while growing over 140,000 native plants each year for restoration work park wide.
Transforming public education by supporting education entrepreneurs
Founded in 1998, the NewSchools Venture Fund works to transform public education so that all children - especially those underserved - have the opportunity to succeed in the 21st century. As a nonprofit venture philanthropy firm, we raise capital from both individual and institutional investors; we then use those funds to support promising education entrepreneurs, help them grow their organizations to scale, and connect their work with public school systems - particularly within targeted urban areas. We believe that education entrepreneurs can spark this broader transformation in the public school system.
Advocating, fundraising, and providing critical support for the San Francisco Public Library
Formally established in 1999 and originally called Friends and Foundation, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library is the union of the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and the Library Foundation of San Francisco. Friends of the San Francisco Public Library advocates, fundraises, and provides critical support for the San Francisco Public Library and related literary and educational programs. Our mission is to create, steward, and support a superior, free public library system in San Francisco. We are committed to raising the standard of excellence of our libraries by funding programs and services beyond what is allocated in the City's budget. We believe in free and equal access to information for all.
Nurturing wildlife and enriching the human experience
The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) was created to support the Los Angeles Zoo in its mission to nurture wildlife and enrich the human experience. GLAZA's primary responsibility is to seek and provide financial support for the Zoo's programs and capital projects. GLAZA provides support through fundraising, membership, organizing special events and travel programs, producing award-winning publications, coordinating one of the largest zoo volunteer programs in the country, administering the contract for visitor services concessions within the Zoo, and supporting community relations, and public relations.
Let's end poverty together
Since 1971, Food for the Hungry has boldly served and spoken out for the poor, sending courageous men and women to help communities, by the power and grace of God, achieve sustainable, lasting transformation. Food for the Hungry is more than a relief and development organization. We are a tested, trusted and innovative partner who respectively walks with the poor in more than 26 countries worldwide while intentionally reflecting the love of Jesus. Food for the Hungry implements transformational development programs in impoverished communities around the world. Our programs include: food and agriculture; water and sanitation; health and nutrition; child sponsorship; HIV/AIDS; economic development; church development; disaster relief; and shipping gifts in kind.
Hoag Promise, Our Campaign to Lead, Innovate & Transform
Hoag Hospital Foundation advances the mission of Hoag through meaningful and inspirational philanthropic partnerships. Hoag Hospital Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hoag, is an integral partner in Hoag's vision to become a trusted and nationally recognized health care leader. Under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors, the Foundation launched Hoag Promise, Our Campaign to Lead, Innovate &Transform with a goal of $627 million by 2020. Comprehensive in the truest sense of the word, the Hoag Promise Campaign encompasses every institute, center and specialty area of Hoag and includes programs, innovation opportunities, research, technology, facilities and staff to drive Hoag's continued clinical leadership, innovative spirit and transformative potential.
Creating College Graduates Who Change the World
The San Francisco North Bay's leading college success nonprofit, 10,000 Degrees helps students from low-income backgrounds get to and through college: 85% of our students are the first in their families to go to college. Thanks to comprehensive personal support, academic counseling, and financial aid management, 86% of 10,000 Degrees 4-year college students earn bachelor's degrees, compared to 31% nationally. At the same time, 10,000 Degrees community college students transfer to and graduate from 4-year colleges at almost 3 times the national average. Unlike with most other college support organizations, there is no GPA requirement for students applying to 10,000 Degrees programs. Currently, 10,000 Degrees supports students in 19 area high schools, 10 community colleges, and over 50 4-year colleges and universities in the North Bay and beyond.
We believe in a world where all artists can realize their dreams and children are empowered to create their own.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation provides vital assistance and educational programming to the professionals of SAG-AFTRA while serving the public at large through its signature children's literacy programs.
Inspiring wonder, discovery and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds
The mission of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is to inspire wonder, discovery and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County has amassed one of the world's most extensive and valuable collections of natural and cultural history - more than 35 million objects, some as old as 4.5 billion years. Its curatorial staff not only cares for those collections, but uses them for groundbreaking scientific and historic research. The Museum also curates new, immersive exhibitions that give visitors the opportunity to explore the big picture of our planet - specimens and objects, the stories behind them, and the increasing interrelatedness of the natural and cultural worlds.
Broadening financial support for the East-West Center
The East-West Center Foundation was established in 1982 to increase private support for the East-West Center. The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research and dialogue. Established by the US Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options.