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Founded
1946
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Discovering abilities together
Pine Tree Society helps people in Maine with disabilities lead richer, more socially connected lives. Too often, people with disabilities feel left out, even isolated. With the help of Pine Tree Society, they're not alone! We share a spirit of innovation and desire to discover new ways to break down barriers that many find insurmountable. It started as a bold new idea in 1936 and that commitment continues every day. Whether it's a young girl with Cerebral Palsy discovering her first best friend at Pine Tree Camp, an adult finding his voice with customized assistive technology or an adult with a developmental disability participating in a new and exciting activities at Community Services, Pine Tree Society changes lives.
Founded
1941
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Giant
Transforming lives across Downeast Maine
The Maine Sea Coast Mission, founded in 1905, provides spiritual, health, and youth development programs in coastal and island communities from mid-coast to Downeast Maine. Rooted in a history of non-denominational service, the Mission offers hope, encouragement and help to strengthen individuals, families and communities. Programs and services include: the Christmas Program; the EdGE, after-school and summer programs for youth in Washington County; emergency financial assistance, addressing immediate needs such as heat, electricity, and other emergency circumstances; food pantries; ministries to island and coastal communities, including partnerships with four island churches and a fisheries resource management policy consultant; scholarships; Sunbeam Island Health Services; and a thrift shop.
Founded
2014
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Tiny
Homefront Enabling Relationships, Opportunities, and Empowerment through Support
H.E.R.O.E.S. Care is a collaborative effort among well established non-governmental organizations (NGOs) designed to provide complete and proactive support for members of all branches of the military and their families through pre-deployment, deployment, family reintegration and post-deployment. The program consists of a network of tens of thousands of trained caregivers and thousands of professional mental health care and service providers working together to provide an unprecedented system of support for military members and their families.
Founded
1949
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Large
Advancing independence for persons who are blind and visually impaired
The New Hampshire Association for the Blind is the statewide leader in providing vision rehabilitation services for New Hampshire people of all ages who are blind and visually impaired. Founded in 1912, it provides services in virtually every community statewide and at the McGreal Sight Center in Concord. The Association provides support through information, education, informed choice, and help through a range of specialized professional vision rehabilitation services which are available at the McGreal Sight Center and in clients' homes. These essential services are made available regardless of ability to pay and are available for as long as an individual's needs exist.
Founded
1949
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Giant
Live the life you want.
The mission of the National Federation of the Blind is to serve as a means for blind people to come together to work collectively to improve our lives. By providing public education about blindness, information and referral services, scholarships, literature and materials about blindness, specialized aids and appliances, adaptive equipment, and support for blind people and their families, the members of the National Federation of the Blind strive to spread the word that the blind are normal individuals who can compete on equal terms with their sighted peers. Together, with love, hope, and determination, we transform dreams into reality.
Founded
1981
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Medium
Providing services to seniors of North Carroll County
The Gibson Center for Senior Services has provided services to senior citizens of Northern Carroll County since 1979. Our goal is to enable seniors to remain in their homes, while maintaining a high level of independence and quality of life through the offering of an evolving array of programs and services. Our programs are designed to serve the needs of these active and passive senior residents through nutrition programs (home delivery, congregate meals and nutrition education), transportation programs for the elderly and disabled to help meet their daily living needs, social and educational programs to enable them to stay actively involved in their communities with purpose and dignity, and referral and networking programs with related community service agencies.
Founded
1981
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Medium
Dedicated to providing shelter and food to those in need
The Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter (NSK&S) is dedicated to providing shelter and food to those in need. The overall objective of the agency is to advocate, create, and operate programs and services that promote dignity and self-sufficiency for those we serve. To ensure that basic needs are addressed, the NSK&S is committed to joining with others in a community-wide ethic of caring.
Founded
1991
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Tiny
A Nonprofit Community Enterprise
In 1991 in Burlington, Vermont, ReCycle North began an innovative program of repairing and reselling household items that otherwise would have gone to the dump. Out of that founding vision, more than 750 people have received job training and skills essential to gainful employment, 10,000 low-income people have received needed household goods and building materials, more than 10,000 tons of materials have been kept from the landfill, and 50 people now have secure employment through income earned largely from this social enterprise. ReCycle North changed it's name to ReSOURCE in 2009 and continues to meet community and individual needs through education and job skills training, environmental stewardship, and economic opportunities.
Founded
2002
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We remain committed to helping children heal.
Our mission statement, educating to end the cycle of domestic violence and save lives, speaks to our commitment and focus to help children that are victims and witnesses of domestic violence to navigate a difficult path. In the late 1990's, Joe and Ali Torre attended a life-changing seminar that proved to be a turning point for Joe, prompting him to begin speaking openly about his childhood experience with domestic violence. Growing more aware that millions of children live with violence in their homes, Joe and Ali were moved to act. As they gained the understanding and knowledge that too many of our children are afraid, unaware of how to ask for help, and suffer the same debilitating fear that he and his family had, Joe and Ali founded the Safe At Home Foundation in 2002, and since then we have reached over 60,000 youth, with 13 sites that are located in New York, California, and New Jersey.
Founded
2003
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Tiny
Education, Empowerment, Enterprise
Adelante Mujeres educates and empowers Latina women and their families through holistic programs that ensure their full participation and active leadership in the community. As our organization continues to grow, our programs and services have expanded to serve Latino youth, children, and men as well as women, especially through our microenterprise and agriculture services and the Forest Grove Farmers Market. At Adelante Mujeres, we endeavor to strengthen Latino families as a whole because we believe a strong community requires the inclusion of everyone.
Founded
1953
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Tiny
Inspiring Achievement. Strengthening Communities.
Since 1875, East End House is a dynamic community center which works to meet community needs through innovative programs that support families and individuals of every age and ability. Our innovative and outcome-driven programs support families and individuals through evidence-based curriculum that prepares preschoolers for Kindergarten and gives school age and middle school youth the skills to become successful adults. Programming supports the whole family with comprehensive services like the Food Pantry, Community Workshops, Parent Education and Senior Programming.
Founded
1960
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Large
Empowering individuals from diverse communities to find employment and build careers
Jewish Vocational Service of Boston (JVS) empowers individuals from diverse communities to find employment and build careers, and partners with employers to hire, develop, and retain productive workforces. For 75 years JVS has been helping people secure financial independence through educational and employment services. Each year, JVS empowers more than 21,000 individuals through more than 36 services that guide clients on a pathway to meaningful employment; some of which include educational testing, skills training, English for Speakers of Other Languages, job search training, career counseling, Adult Basic Literacy and Adult Diploma Program instruction, citizenship education and financial literacy.
Founded
1937
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Medium
Promoting children's literacy and braille books and materials for blind and low vision children and adults
National Braille Press (NBP) was founded in 1927 to provide a newspaper to blind individuals - who at that time - were dependent on family and friends to tell them about the events of the world. NBP's dedication to providing tools and resources to empower blind and visually impaired to actively engage in the world around them still continues.Today, NBP not only provides Syndicated Columnists Weekly - a 36-page braille edition that contains some of the best editorials of the week from prestigious papers such as The Washington Post, New York Times, and Chicago Tribune, we also provide braille books for children, braille cookbooks for adults, and braille computer and smartphone manuals, text books, and standardized test materials for blind and visually impaired students. We even provide braille airline safety guides and braille Starbuck's menus. We are proud to report that our work today impacts the lives of over 15,000 blind and low vision individuals each year.
Founded
1959
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Small
Impacting the lives of 2000 individuals each year from infants to nonagenarians
Founded in 1907, The South Boston Neighborhood House impacts the lives of 2000 individuals each year from infants to nonagenarians. Our focus is families and our five program and service areas, Early Education & Care Preschool, School Age Programs, Education & Career Development, Senior Programs and Family Engagement, are designed to work together to strengthen the fabric of family and community life through education and opportunity. The South Boston Neighborhood House is the oldest continually operating human service agency in South Boston, and the community's only independent multi-service provider. As an independent and stand-alone agency, South Boston Neighborhood House can be flexible, rapid in our response to community needs and at the forefront of community issues.
Founded
1968
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Tiny
Serving the South shore since 1947
Founded in 1947, Interfaith Social Services is dedicated to improving life for South Shore families and individuals in need. Our unique approach relies on a team of volunteers, donors and community partners to deliver compassionate, client-centered programs focused on hunger, mental health and emergency assistance.
Founded
1956
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Large
Serving persons of all ages who are blind or visually impaired.
The Carroll Center for the Blind serves the needs of blind and visually-impaired persons by providing rehabilitation, skills training, and educational opportunities to achieve independence, self-sufficiency, and self-fulfillment and by educating the public regarding the potential of persons who are blind and visually-impaired. Established in 1936, the Center has pioneered innovative methods for blind persons to gain independence in their homes, in class settings, and in their work places. New and evolving technologies, combined with time-tested adaptive methods, individualized instruction, and personalized therapies developed by the Carroll Center staff, have provided thousands of blind and vision impaired persons with diverse opportunities for success and independent living.
Founded
1928
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Giant
Independence and dignity through work.
Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries' mission is to help individuals with barriers to self-sufficiency to achieve independence and dignity through work. Not charity, but a chance.Goodwill's vision is to be recognized throughout eastern and central Massachusetts as a leader in helping individuals with barriers to self-sufficiency to enter and succeed in the workplace. Goodwill empowers people to build on their strengths to transform their lives through work. It actively engages businesses in all aspects of its endeavors and presents employers with qualified and committed workers. Its social enterprises offer training and work experience for individuals and economic vitality for communities.
Founded
1978
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Small
The largest provider of affordable housing in Worcester designed to meet the needs of women and children.
Abby Kelley Foster House, Inc. (Abby's House) opened in 1976 as one of the first overnight emergency shelters for women -- with or without children -- in the U.S. Since 1976, Abby Kelley Foster House, Inc. (Abby's House) has provided more than 11,500 homeless women and children with a safe place to stay, regroup, and rebuild. At present, it is one of two family shelters in the area that does not require its guests to be on welfare. With 78 units, Abby's House is the largest provider of affordable housing in Worcester designed to meet the needs of women and children. Abby's House is committed to ending homelessness.
Founded
1981
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Tiny
Building Healthy Communities By Ending Domestic Violence
REACH Beyond Domestic Violence is building healthy communities by ending domestic violence. We are committed to advancing the safety, healing and empowerment of those who experience domestic or relationship violence through direct services and education while promoting social justice for individuals and families of all backgrounds. Our name, REACH (Refuge, Education, Advocacy, CHange) reflects our commitment to providing individuals and communities with the resources and tools necessary to heal from abuse and prevent future violence.
Founded
1986
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Tiny
Dedicated to providing short-term emergency assistance to families and individuals on the Lower Cape
Founded in 1984, the mission of the Lower Cape Outreach Council is to provide emergency assistance of food clothing and financial support to individuals and families in Brewster, Chatham, Eastham, Harwich, Orleans, Provincetown, Truro and Wellfleet which will lead to healthy, productive and self-sustaining lives as part of the Cape Cod community. We also run Katy's Korner, a free clothing store in Orleans, where qualified clients from each of these 8 towns may come and receive quality clothing and bedding.
Founded
1986
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Supporting the men and women of the United States Coast Guard and their families
The Coast Guard Foundation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of the men and women of the Coast Guard and their families. Founded more than 40 years ago, the Coast Guard Foundation provides education, support and relief for the brave men and women, who enforce maritime law, protect our homeland and preserve the environment. The Coast Guard Foundation aims to strengthen their service to our nation by encouraging them to excel on- and off-duty. Program support includes college scholarships for enlisted dependents and spouses, support to families of CG personnel who die or are critically injured in the line of duty, morale funding for CG units, and a robust program of recognizing and publically honoring CG heroes.
Founded
1987
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Small
A Fresh Approach to Ending Hunger
Project Bread is an anti-hunger organization committed to providing people of all ages, cultures, and walks of life with sustainable, reliable access to nutritious food. From community-based meal programs, to early childhood and school nutrition initiatives, to improved access to farm-to-table resources, Project Bread approaches hunger as a complex problem with multiple solutions. With funds raised through The Walk for Hunger, the oldest continual pledge walk in the country, and other sources, Project Bread pioneers innovative initiatives and supports effective programs to eradicate hunger. For more information, visit www.projectbread.org.
Founded
1989
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Tiny
Together for all.
The Irish International Immigrant Center assists immigrants from Ireland and from around the world as they integrate into American society, and with partner organizations, promotes reconciliation in Ireland. We are a vibrant welcome center that provides legal, wellness and education services, advocates for systemic change, and facilitates cross-cultural community building. Our vision is of a shared society where all people are welcomed and valued and enjoy equal opportunities, and protections.
Founded
1991
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A Christian ministry of loving service and education
My Brother's Keeper is committed to providing furniture household items ancillary services and food to the needy individuals and families who seek assistance in the communities of southeastern Massachusetts. Our mission is "To bring the Love and Hope of Jesus Christ to those we serve." The agency provided and delivered food to over 3600 families as well as provided food to local food pantries.
Founded
1995
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Medium
Breaking the cycle of poverty
Founded in the South Bronx, Per Scholas is a 20-year-old nonprofit social venture that generates powerful free technology education, training and career opportunities for low-income, unemployed individuals. To date, we have provided training to more than 5,000 and placed more than 3,500 in jobs. In 2014, we will train at least 700 adults across five sites nationwide.In 2014, we were recognized by the White House for best practices in helping the long-term unemployed back to work. The Social Impact Exchange named us to its S&I100 index: the nation's top 100 nonprofits poised for growth. The Robin Hood Foundation has called our approach "indisputable proof that the American Dream still lives."Our approach is backed by strong results for nearly two decades, and our track record fuels our national replication as employers, funders, and government recognize our value and want to partner and invest in success.
Founded
1995
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Medium
Embrace, educate, empower
Beverly Bootstraps was first established in 1992 as a food pantry in the basement of the First Baptist Church. With the generous support of our donors, volunteers and the community at large, we have grown to be a leading social service agency on the North Shore. We are unique in our approach to the issues of hunger. While recognizing that people need food in hand to stem immediate hunger, our clients also need the opportunity to be embraced by the community, educated about the resources available and empowered to improve their own lives. As we continue to grow, our commitment to the community remains the same: to provide critical resources to families and individuals so that they may achieve self-sufficiency. We accomplish this while maintaining our commitment to fiscal responsibility and serving as trusted stewards of the organization.
Founded
1998
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Tiny
Empowering Individuals, Building Community
The Asperger/Autism Network (AANE) works with individuals, families, and professionals to help people with Asperger Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles build meaningful, connected lives. We do this by providing information, education, community, support, and advocacy, all in an atmosphere of validation and respect. While our primary mission is to assist individuals affected by AS, AANE is an inclusive organization that also serves people who have other neurological differences or who feel our services would be helpful. Individuals do not need to have a professional diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome in order to benefit from AANE's services. In addition to the services we provide from our home base, AANE works in close partnership with other Asperger's and Autism organizations throughout New England, as well as disability organizations that offer services relevant to the autism population.
Founded
2007
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Small
Attacking Childhood Hunger
Kids' Food Basket is a force for "Attacking Childhood Hunger." Our mission is to ensure children in our community do not go to bed hungry. We began over ten years ago by serving 125 kids each school day through our Sack Supper program and now serve nearly 6,000 kids each day in greater Grand Rapids and Muskegon. Sack Suppers are evening meals that provide a well-rounded nutritious meal, nutrition that's critical to the development of kids' brains and bodies.
Founded
2005
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Small
Charity of choice for all Americans based on faith, compassion and service
ICNA Relief USA seeks to alleviate human suffering by providing caring and compassionate service to victims of adversities and survivors of disasters. ICNA Relief USA strives to build healthy communities, strengthen families and create opportunities for those in despair while maintaining dignity and advocating for basic human needs.
Founded
2000
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Medium
Community, respect, empowerment, quality care
Friendship Home's mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families by providing quality respite care and support services in a safe and caring environment. Our programs build self-esteem and community involvement for our participants, while providing support for their families who may become overwhelmed and isolated by the daily demands of caring for their family members. While our programs directly address the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, we are proud of our efforts to serve the entire community by raising up the people that we serve as vital contributors to our communities.
Founded
1942
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Large
Promoting independence and opportunities for people with vision loss
INSIGHT works to inspire confidence, build skills, and empower people who are blind and visually impaired to become full integrated, equally valued members of society by providing diverse services that produce opportunities and choices. Vision rehabilitation is the key piece of INSIGHT's mission of inspiring confidence, building skills, and empowering people who are blind and visually impaired. Our team of trained professionals work with people to identify their needs, interests, and goals and then establish an action plan that may include a low vision assessment, rehabilitation training classes, or computer classes. INSIGHT Radio is a unique, closed-circuit radio reading service that keeps people who are print disabled informed and entertained throughout the day.
Founded
2004
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Tiny
Assisting Post 9/11 Military Families in Crisis
USA Cares provides financial and advocacy assistance to post 9/11 active duty US military service personnel, veterans and their families. We assist all branches of service, all ranks and components and treat all with privacy and dignity in appreciation for their service and sacrifice. We never charge fees nor accept repayment and rely on donations from private citizens, businesses and foundations for all funding. Our goal is to help restore financial stability and self-sufficiency by giving 'a hand up not a hand out.' We strive to reach families at the earliest stage of intervention to prevent further financial distress and suffering, especially for the combat injured and their families.
Founded
1986
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Giant
Working to ensure that all lower-income young people and workers have the skills and credentials needed to succeed in our economy
Founded in 1986, Jobs for the Future works to ensure that all underprepared young people and workers have the skills and credentials needed to succeed in our economy by creating solutions that catalyze change in our education and workforce delivery systems. Working with our partners, JFF designs and drives the adoption of innovative and scalable education and career training models and systems that lead from college readiness to career advancement. We also develop and advocate for the federal and state policies needed to support these solutions.
Founded
1989
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Medium
We're all part of the operation
Founded in 1977, Operation Fuel provides emergency energy assistance to state residents who do not qualify for, or have exhausted, their government assistance. Most of our clients are not poor enough to receive government aid but, because of a crisis in their lives, cannot make ends meet and are forced to make impossible choices. Trying to survive a Connecticut winter with no heat should not be one of their choices. Operation Fuel uses a network of over 100 community organizations which approve grants to pay the utility bills of households in need. They are town social service agencies, community action agencies, non-profit organizations such as Catholic Charities, and religious organizations. These agencies voluntarily administer this energy assistance program.
Founded
1993
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Tiny
Celebrating 17 years of helping children
Founded in 1991, Children's Charity Fund, Inc., educates and informs the public concerning the needs of handicapped and disabled children. We provide referral services and maintain a toll-free national hotline for handicapped children. Children's Charity Fund, Inc. acts as children's advocates and provides services in whatever form possible for handicapped and disabled children and the parents of said children. We purchase medical equipment for handicapped and disabled children and provide educational grants to help children further their education. Children's Charity Fund, Inc. has helped over 400 children and institutions around the United States.
Founded
1995
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Medium
Helping others, one person at a time
Person-to-Person is a volunteer-driven, community-supported agency which, through the sharing of goods and talents, responds to individuals and families who lack the basic necessities or resources to improve their lives. Person-to-Person offers assistance to clients in four key areas: Emergency Assistance, Scholarship Program, Campership Program and Holiday Programs.
Founded
2003
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Medium
Providing resources, opportunity, and hope to one person and one family at a time
The Center for People in Need, founded in 2003, provides comprehensive services and opportunities to support low-income, high needs families and individuals as they strive to lift themselves out of poverty and achieve economic self-sufficiency. The Center for People in Need assists other human service agencies that are providing for the social and economic needs of low-income, high needs families and individuals. They also provide for the emergency, basic needs of families through the delivery of direct services. They actively advocate for systemic changes through federal, state and local policy makers, and lastly develop and support educational programs, increase job training, and improve computer skills for low-income workers.
Founded
1948
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Small
Here to help.
Neighbor to Neighbor is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving residents in need throughout the Greenwich area. We improve lives by providing for the exchange of food, clothing and basic living essentials in an atmosphere of kindness and respect.
Founded
2003
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Small
A survivor-centered approach to ending slavery
CAST (Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking) is the first and only organization in the country dedicated exclusively to assisting trafficked persons. CAST provides direct services to meet the immediate food, shelter, medical and legal needs of trafficked persons. CAST also conducts advocacy and training to law enforcement, service providers, policymakers and the general public to improve survivors' access to justice. Since its establishment in 1998, CAST, the largest service provider in the country, has worked with hundreds of survivors of trafficking and trained over 10,000 service providers and law enforcement. In Spring of 2004, CAST opened the first shelter in the country for survivors of trafficking. On January 11, 2010, International Human Trafficking Awareness Day, CAST will launch a month long public awareness campaign to let communities know what they can do to fight human trafficking.
Founded
1936
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Giant
Helping people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired
The mission of Helen Keller Services is to enable individuals who are blind, visually-paired, deaf-blind or have combined hearing-vision loss to live, work and thrive in the communities of their choice. HKS offers services and programs through two divisions: Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults and Helen Keller Services for the Blind. Helen Keller National Center is the only comprehensive national program that provides vocational and independent living skills training exclusively to youths and adults with combined vision and hearing loss. Helen Keller Services for the Blind is a comprehensive rehabilitation program serving individuals of all ages who are blind or visually impaired, and who may have additional disabilities, living in the New York Metropolitan Area.
Founded
1993
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Giant
Helping military families
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. is an international not-for-profit organization established to improve the quality of life for members of the military, retirees, Veterans and their families. The Foundation builds comfort homes at military and VA medical centers and gifts them to the government. It assists with the coordination of private support and encourages public support for the network of comfort homes known as "Zachary and Elizabeth M. Fisher Houses." It works to educate and inform the military and Veterans' communities, their families and the general public about Fisher Houses and provides necessary support to individual Fisher Houses as needed. Other quality of life programs include scholarship programs, a grants program for volunteer organizations with innovative plans for quality of life projects, the Hero Miles and Hotels for Heroes programs and individual assistance to members of the military and their families during a crisis.
Founded
1999
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Small
Breaking the cycle of poverty in Israel
American Friends of Yad Eliezer provides financial aid and support to Yad Eliezer. Yad Eliezer, founded in 1980, is the largest poverty relief agency in Israel. Yad Eliezer's mandate is to help families cope with financial difficulties and to empower them to break through the cycle of poverty and achieve self-sufficiency. Our objective is to combat poverty at its root, through an array of programs that provide critical short-term relief, while facilitating long-term recovery. Each component of Yad Eliezer's comprehensive welfare system - nationwide distribution of essential food, clothing and household items, job training, and adolescent mentoring programs - contributes toward economic recovery and social development.
Founded
2001
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Tiny
Overcoming Terror Together
OneFamily provides direct financial, legal, and emotional assistance to victims of terrorism in Israel. Many organizations collect money for victims of terror. OneFamily is different. We collect not only money, but all human resources - bringing together people who have suffered through terror attacks, along with caring people who thankfully haven't. We connect people in Israel with people in almost every country around the world. Together we volunteer time and money in order to help families of terror victims in every way. OneFamily works directly with the families, every day of the year.
Founded
2005
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Small
Building sustainable communities.
Rising Tide Capital assists struggling entrepreneurs and communities to build strong businesses that transform lives, strengthen families and create vibrant, sustainable neighborhoods. Rising Tide Capital provides business development services designed to transform lives by helping individuals start and grow successful businesses; build communities through collaborations with other non-profits, higher education institutions, corporations, and public agencies; and create a scalable program model with measurable impact which can be replicated in communities of need across the U.S.
Founded
1955
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Small
Identifying individuals and families in need of Guardians of the Sick/Bikur Cholim's services and ensuring that their needs are met expeditiously
Founded in 1952, Guardians of the Sick, devoted to human wellness, builds upon the Biblical values of compassion and community service. It will continue to help hospital patients, the elderly, at-risk children and the disadvantaged, and to alleviate the peripheral burdens of adversity that devolve upon these families, thereby strengthening the fabric of life in our community, our State, and our Country. Guardians of the Sick, also known as Bikur Cholim Chesed Organization, was established and by Holocaust survivors with the mission to assist the sick and needy with financial assistance, emotional help and supportive services. Over the next five decades, the organization has metamorphosed into a comprehensive provider of a full range of social and supportive health services to families in the community who are in crisis or facing financial, health, or other challenges.
Founded
1944
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Giant
Opening doors of opportunity for Lower East Side residents
Founded in 1893 by social work pioneer Lillian Wald and based on Manhattan's Lower East Side, the Henry Street Settlement delivers a wide range of social service and arts programming to more than 100,000 New Yorkers each year. Distinguished by a profound connection to its neighbors, a willingness to address new problems with swift and innovative solutions, and a strong record of accomplishment, Henry Street challenges the effects of urban poverty by helping families achieve better lives for themselves and their children. Henry Street's core divisions include a multidisciplinary arts center, shelter and supportive services, behavioral and health services, senior services, a workforce development center, day care centers, and after school and summer programs for neighborhood youth.
Founded
1954
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Giant
Proudly serving the men and women who serve our country
The USO (United Service Organizations) is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit organization, and is not a part of the federal government. Since 1941, the USO mission has remained the same: to provide morale, welfare and recreation-type services to service members and their families. The USO currently operates more than 135 centers worldwide, including ten mobile canteens located in the continental United States and overseas. Overseas centers are located in Germany, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Qatar, Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, Guam, and Kuwait. Service members and their families visit USO centers more than 6.9 million times each year. Services include free Internet and e-mail access, libraries and reading rooms, housing assistance, family crisis counseling, support groups, game rooms and nursery facilities.
Founded
1957
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Tiny
Promoting the welfare of American Indians and Alaska Natives
Established in 1922, the Association on American Indian Affairs' (AAIA) mission is to promote the welfare of American Indians and Alaska Natives by supporting efforts to sustain and perpetuate their cultures and languages; protect their sovereignty, constitutional, legal and human rights, and natural resources; and improve their health, education, and economic and community development. Our programs fall into four main categories: youth/education, health, cultural preservation and sovereignty. We work to preserve Native languages, including a dedicated website for that purpose which can be found at www.aaialanguageprogram.org, provide legal support to protect sacred places, work to repatriate human remains and sacred objects to tribes, are engaged in advocacy in the fields of Indian child welfare and juvenile justice, and have college and graduate scholarship and summer camp grant programs.
Founded
1944
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Small
Aiding Holocaust survivors and their families
The mission of The Blue Card is to provide direct financial assistance, with a minimum of obstacles, in a caring and dignified manner to needy Jewish survivors of Nazi persecution and their families in the United States. The Blue Card was established by the Jewish Community in 1934 in Germany to help Jews already being affected by the Nazi persecution through loss of jobs and other forms of oppression. In 1939, The Blue Card was reestablished in the United States to continue adding refugees of Nazi persecution resettling in America. The Blue Card offers its help in five types of programs: emergency cash assistance, monthly stipends, Jewish holiday gifts, emergency response, and summer vacations.
Founded
1938
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Giant
Providing hope, help, and results in the South Bronx
We believe that education is the key that enables all people to create economic and civic opportunities for themselves, their families, and their community. We enrich, supplement and enhance the New York City Education system and place Post-Secondary options within reach of students. We provide Workforce Development and career readiness training infused with technology to enable community participants to improve their economic status and lead more fulfilling lives.
Founded
1935
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Medium
Connect to Life
The Center for Hearing and Communication is committed to improving the quality of life for children and adults with all degrees of hearing loss and listening and auditory challenges. We work to make life better for people with hearing loss. We designed our services to help make sure hearing loss doesn't keep you from your full potential. Isolation, dropping out of the conversation—even lost earnings and health issues—are associated with hearing loss, but we don't believe they need to be. We accomplish our mission by providing hearing rehabilitation and human services for people who are hard of hearing or deaf, and their families, regardless of age, ability to pay, or mode of communication, and by empowering our clients to achieve their potential.
Founded
1942
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Giant
Putting people to work
Goodwill of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey has empowered individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment to gain independence through the power of work for close to 100 years. We annually assist more than 100,000 people in New York City, Northern New Jersey, Long Island and upstate New York experience the pride of earning a wage. Our programs continue to enable people with disabilities, new immigrants, ex-offenders, mature workers and underserved youth, to fully participate in society by achieving employment.
Founded
1936
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Large
Providing Jewish interest books for the blind and visually impaired
JBI International was established in 1931 as the Jewish Braille Institute specifically to provide Hebrew and Yiddish language materials for the blind. Today, The JBI Library offers its readers a collection ranging from mystery novels to cookbooks to timely topics such as the production of biological weapons. It also includes a broad spectrum of biography, history, Holocaust studies, short stories, psychology and self-help, memoirs, humor and more. The JBI Library contains the largest collection of Jewish interest books (very broadly defined) for the blind and visually impaired in the world and is the only resource of its kind. JBI's unique programs enrich the lives of 35,000 individuals in the United States, Israel and around the world.
Founded
1959
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Large
Building community
Goddard Riverside Community Center is one of New York City's leading human service organizations. We work to meet people's basic needs - food, shelter, education - and to bring them together for mutual aid, social action, and to celebrate our richness as a society. Through 27 programs at 21 sites on the Upper West Side and in West Harlem, we engage people of all ages and backgrounds. Our program areas include: children, youth and families; homeless people; older adults; and advocacy and tenant assistance. We also develop and manage affordable housing, and organize a range of community arts and events. Goddard Riverside was formed in 1959 when two historic settlement houses merged: Riverside Community House and Goddard Neighborhood Center.
Founded
1961
Size
Medium
Improving the lives of older Americans
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. That works to improve the lives of older Americans. NCOA is a national voice for older adults - especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged -- and the community organizations that serve them. NCOA brings together non-profit organizations, businesses and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults. NCOA works with thousands of organizations across the country to help seniors live independently, find jobs and benefits, improve their health, live independently and remain active in their communities.
Founded
1964
Size
Medium
A meals on wheels pioneer
The Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center s a major multi-service social service agency founded in 1964 in the settlement house tradition. Our mission, in working with the poor, the isolated and disconnected of all ages, genders, backgrounds and abilities, is to promote social and physical well-being and encourage growth, self-reliance and dignity throughout every stage of life. Our services include Meals on Wheels, a senior center, after school and evening programs for children and teens, youth employment services, adult education classes, community, cultural and educational enrichment for all ages.
Founded
1970
Size
Medium
Dedicated to helping older adults on Manhattan's West Side
Founded in 1969, Project FIND is dedicated to helping older adults on Manhattan's West Side to live more vital and independent lives in the community. Many of the men and women who live in our three supportive housing residences or come to our five senior centers are healthy and active, but may need greater access to social and recreational activities. Others may need a little more help. For the healthy and active seniors, the homeless, and the significant number of frail, poor, elderly people we serve, Project FIND is a true lifeline, providing housing, meals, and a broad array of activities that help older adults cope with the challenges of aging by encouraging healthy living, socialization, hope and optimism.
Founded
1972
Size
Tiny
Caring for a nation
Emunah of America provides support for the activities of Emunah of Israel by providing a vast network of social welfare and educational programs to the Jewish community. Founded in 1935, Emunah is Israel's largest women's religious Zionist organization. Its mission is to help alleviate the burdens of Israel's social problems, to strengthen Israeli society through excellent education for children and adults, and to provide emergency services to its citizens during times of crisis. Emunah maintains 135 day-care and after school centers, operates five children's residential homes, operates crisis counseling centers, offers courses for new immigrants, gives assistance to evacuees from Gush Katif, and provides emergency services to children and families in distress in times of national crisis.
Founded
1975
Size
Tiny
"Meals are just our first course"
To enhance the wellness of Rockland's older adults and their families by providing services that support their safety, independence and health.
Founded
1979
Size
Small
Bringing our message of hope to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault
Mission Statement:The mission of the Center for Safety & Change is to develop strategies to end gender-based violence and provide shelter and supportive services that empower survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse and other crimes.Value Statement:The values of the Center for Safety & Change are built on a foundation of knowledge that gender-based violence is a historically deep-rooted and pervasive reality. The Center is committed to changing systems that tolerate and perpetuate the oppression of women and violence against others. We are bound by these values to offer services that are both relevant to and respectful of the diverse communities we serve.Vision Statement:The vision of the Center for Safety & Change is to help create a society in which all individuals can live with dignity and equality, free from fear, violence and oppression.
Founded
1981
Size
Tiny
Serving veterans and their families
Founded in 1978, the National Veterans Services Fund, Inc. (NVSF), formerly Vietnam Veterans Agent Orange Victims, provides case-managed social services and limited medical assistance to Vietnam- and Persian Gulf War- veterans and their families, with a focus on families with disabled children. The families served by NVSF have been unable to obtain the social and health services they so critically need from other sources. NVSF uniquely combines family-guided case management (service coordination) and advocacy assistance while strengthening business, social and community support. Services provided by NVSF are carefully designed to empower families so that they can successfully navigate different health and social systems.
Founded
1982
Size
Medium
Providing medical services to the needy
Friends of Yad Sarah supports the largest voluntary organization in Israel, which provides a spectrum of free or nominal cost services designed to make life easier for sick, disabled and elderly people and their families. Yad Sarah's mission is to keep the ill and the elderly in their homes and out of institutions as long as possible. Yad Sarah's best-known service is the lending of medical and rehabilitative equipment on a short-term basis free of charge to anyone who needs it - from a stock over 250,000 items, from crutches and wheelchairs to oxygen concentrators and electronic monitors. We also provide services including: transportation and day care centers for the disabled, drop-in centers and minimum-charge dental clinics for the elderly, personal computerized emergency alarms, and guidance/exhibition centers which help disabled people choose assistive devices.
Founded
1982
Size
Medium
An uncommon solution to hunger
The New York Common Pantry is dedicated to reducing hunger throughout New York City while promoting dignity and self-sufficiency.
Founded
1987
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Large
In Love There Is No Violence
Sanctuary for Families is New York's leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and related forms of gender violence. Every year, Sanctuary empowers thousands of adults and children to move from fear and abuse to safety and stability, transforming lives through legal and clinical services, economic empowerment support, shelter and programming for children and youth. Recognizing that gender violence cannot be stopped through direct services alone, Sanctuary also engages in extensive outreach, training and advocacy throughout our community.
Founded
1985
Size
Tiny
Prepared to work, determined to succeed
STRIVE's mission is to help people acquire the life-changing skills and attitudes needed to overcome challenging circumstances, find sustained employment, and become valuable contributors to their families, their employers, and their communities.STRIVE is committed to serving the hardest-to-employ, most at-risk individuals. These include the long-term unemployed, the formerly incarcerated, disconnected youth, recovering addicts, public assistance recipients, veterans, the homeless, and the working poor.
Founded
1988
Size
Giant
Generations helping generations
Founded in 1976, DOROT's mission is to enhance the lives of Jewish and other elderly in the greater New York metropolitan area through a dynamic partnership of volunteers, professionals, and elders; to foster mutually beneficial interaction between the generations; and to provide education, guidance and leadership in developing volunteer-based programs for the elderly nationally and internationally. DOROT's programs address basic needs of the elderly, such as food and housing, health and wellness services, and life management skills; provide social, cultural, religious, and educational activities to alleviate isolation and to bring the generations together; promote an ethic of volunteerism; and foster respect for human dignity among people of all ages in accordance with Jewish values.
Founded
1985
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Small
Working. Growing
The HOPE Program empowers New Yorkers living in poverty to achieve economic self-sufficiency through employment and advancement. In our nearly three decades of service, we have achieved results among the strongest in the industry, including a 70% job placement rate, and 90-day and one-year retention rates of 90% and 70% respectively. With unemployment rates of 10% across Brooklyn, up to 40% for formerly incarcerated, 14% for those who lack a HS diploma or GED, and 16% for African Americans, HOPE's work has never been more important than it is today.
Founded
1985
Size
Tiny
Hard Hats. Strong Women. Building the Future.
Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) prepares, trains, and places women in careers in the skilled construction, utility, and maintenance trades, helping women achieve economic independence and a secure future. Founded in 1978, NEW is a sector-based workforce development program that prepares women for careers in the construction, transportation, energy, and facilities maintenance industries. NEW focuses on skilled, unionized jobs in the trades with starting wages averaging $15 per hour, benefits, and a path to higher-wage employment. NEW primarily serves low-income minority women from all five boroughs in New York City. These careers enable NEW graduates to provide a secure future for themselves and their families.
Founded
1987
Size
Giant
Nutritious meals for people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses
The mission of God's Love We Deliver is to improve the health and well-being of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition. We prepare and deliver nutritious, high-quality meals to people who, because of their illness, are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves. We also provide illness-specific nutrition education and counseling to our clients, families, care providers and other service organizations.
Founded
1987
Size
Large
When time matters most
For more than 20 years, United Hospice of Rockland (UHR), a community-based hospice, has provided care and support to thousands of your neighbors, colleagues and friends in Rockland and lower Orange Counties. UHR provides care, hope, comfort and improved quality of life to individuals and their families facing serious illness. We offer compassionate support to members of our community who have experienced the loss of a loved one. We lead the health and human services community in improving the provision of care to those affected by serious illness.
Founded
1988
Size
Tiny
Changing the lives of people with disabilities
The American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro raises funds and public awareness in the United States for Beit Issie Shapiro (BIS), Israel's leading organization furthering the rights, opportunities and services for people with intellectual or physical disabilities. Beit Issie Shapiro is a world leader in the development and provision of innovative therapies and services for children and helps over 30,000 people every year. Beit Issie Shapiro is also changing attitudes in society, advocating for better legislation, and sharing knowledge internationally through research and training.In 2012, Beit Issie Shapiro was chosen to represent Israel and was granted Special Consultative Status on Disabilities to the UN's Economic and Social Council. As the leader in its field, BIS was the first Israeli disabilities organization to be given this recognition.
Founded
1988
Size
Small
Helping families move beyond the soup kitchen
Hunger Free America (HFA) is a national nonprofit group building a bold, grassroots membership movement in all 50 states to enact the public policies necessary to end domestic hunger and ensure that all Americans have sufficient access to nutritious food. Founded as the New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH), the organization was established in 1983 as the voice for the more than 1,200 charitable soup kitchens and food pantries that exist in New York City, as well as the 1.4 million low-income New Yorkers who don't have enough food. As it continues to strengthen its local efforts as Hunger Free New York City, HFA's local programs will continue to build upon it efforts to date. Hunger Free America is committed to meeting the immediate food needs of low-income Americans while promoting innovative solutions to help them move toward greater economic self-sufficiency. Ending Hunger Lifts Us All!
Founded
1992
Size
Tiny
Feeding, clothing and providing for those in need in Rockland County, NY
Help From People to People was founded in 1973, with the mission to help our neighbors through difficult times with dignity. Since then our core purpose has been simply to ensure that no one in Rockland County goes to bed hungry. For decades, we have been known as the charity with a heart - we listen, we hear and we respond to our neighbors in need. Through programs developed to help individuals break the cycle of poverty and address the challenges in their lives, Help From People to People is helping our most vulnerable neighbors turn their lives around, emerging as self-sufficient and contributing members of our community. That translates into a better quality of life for all of us.
Founded
1991
Size
Medium
Taking Hispanic causes to heart
Established in 1990, the Hispanic Federation is a service-oriented membership organization that works with over 90 Latino health and human services agencies to promote the social, political and economic well-being of the Latino community. The Federation's member agencies work in the areas of education, health, elderly services, child care, HIV/AIDS, housing, immigrant services, arts and culture, and economic development. Each year, these agencies serve millions of the northeast region's most underprivileged and vulnerable Latinos. The Hispanic Federation's mission is to serve the community by building and supporting Latino institutions.
Founded
1992
Size
Giant
Providing a continuous lifeline to homebound elderly New Yorkers
Citymeals-on-Wheels provides a continuous lifeline of nutritious food and human company to homebound elderly New Yorkers in need, thereby helping them to live with dignity in their own familiar homes and communities. Citymeals funds 30 community-based agencies that bring weekend, holiday, emergency and weekday meals to homebound elderly New Yorkers who can no longer shop or cook for themselves. During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2008, Citymeals-on-Wheels delivered 2.2 million meals to 18,000 New Yorkers at times when they would otherwise have been alone and hungry. City meal's long range goal is to ensure that every homebound elderly New Yorker in need has access to 100% of the daily nutrients required for optimum health.
Founded
1996
Size
Tiny
Supporting essential housing, education, and medical needs of veterans
Established in 1991, the Veterans Support Foundation (VSF) is a humanitarian and educational organization founded to improve the quality of life for deserving veterans and their families. The main objectives of VSF are to: help fund non profit organizations in support of veteran related projects throughout the United States, assist disabled veterans and their qualifying family members, assist and provide transitional and permanent housing for homeless and at risk veterans, and enrich the lives of all veterans and their families. VSF also does business as the United States Armed Forces Association (USAFA).
Founded
1992
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Small
25 years of transforming lives
Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) works with public schools across the country to prepare underserved high school students for college and career opportunities in the restaurant and hospitality industry. A national organization, C-CAP manages the largest independent culinary scholarship program in the United States. Since 1990, C-CAP has awarded students $31 million in scholarships and donated $2.5 million worth of supplies and equipment to classrooms. C-CAP operates in seven locations: New York; Los Angeles; Chicago; Philadelphia; Hampton Roads, VA; Prince George's County, Maryland; and statewide in Arizona.
Founded
1994
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Small
Neighbors helping neighbors
Founded in 1973, Tomche Shabbos of Rockland County has been providing Shabbos and Yom Tov food packages to the destitute of our community. These packages include chicken, bread, fish, eggs, fruit & vegetables, grape juice, challah, and canned goods. Late at night, the box of food is driven to the designated locations, whereupon the box is anonymously left at the front door. Another division provides new clothing to all children of destitute families prior to Yom Tov. Over the years we have incorporated various vital initiatives into our program. Through these initiatives we seek to help these families regain their financial footing and recover to the point that they no longer needs others' assistance. There is a job placement division where hundreds of unemployed people have been placed in new jobs, an adult education division where unemployed people learn new job skills, and a budget counselling division.
Founded
1994
Size
Tiny
A gift of love for children in need
As the industry's charity, Jewelers for Children (JFC) is generously supported by those who create and sell fine jewelry and watches. Manufacturers, retail jewelers, trade associations, watch companies and those who provide professional services to the jewelry industry unite on behalf of children. Since 1999, more than $ 50 million has been invested in special programs to reach children whose lives have been devastated by catastrophic illness or life-threatening abuse and neglect.
Founded
1994
Size
Giant
Funding the ability in disability
Our missionThrough its grants, the Foundation aims to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to- Make choices and decisions based on their own aspirations.- Live as independently and be as productive as possible.- Participate fully in their communities.Our visionWe envision a world in which people with disabilities will - Share ordinary places in their local communities (such as stores, gyms, libraries and museums) at the same time and in the same ways as their neighbors.- Develop a support network that includes a wide range of personal and social relationships.- Fill valued roles in and make contributions to their communities.
Founded
1995
Size
Large
Searching out and recognizing goodness
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) was established in 1986 to fulfill the traditional Jewish commitment to hakarot hatov, the searching out and recognition of goodness. JFR provides financial assistance to aged and needy non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. In addition to providing needed financial assistance to rescuers each month, the Foundation has a national Holocaust education program. The goal of the program is to educate middle and high school teachers about the history of the Holocaust and to provide them with the resources to integrate this knowledge into their classrooms.
Founded
1997
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Small
A commitment to caring
Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York provides funding and support to a broad range of community-based human service programs throughout the Diocese of New York. These programs, sponsored by Episcopal congregations, serve disadvantaged individuals, youth and families on a non-sectarian basis. Episcopal Charities currently supports 83 community outreach programs in partnership with Episcopal congregations throughout the Diocese of New York. Programs are available to all persons in need regardless of faith or church affiliation. Program focus is in one of two areas: basic human needs/beyond emergency services and youth opportunity grants.
Founded
1999
Size
Medium
Going places. Going strong.
Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to almost 145 cities in 20 countries. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 925,000 women work towards self-sufficiency.
Founded
2001
Size
Tiny
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.
Founded
2001
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Small
Creates pathways to prosperity
NPower creates pathways to prosperity by launching digital careers for military veterans and young adults from underserved communities. In today's economy, over 50% of all jobs require some degree of technology and digital skill, and this is expected to grow to 77% by 2020 in the U.S. Yet the job marketing is not keeping pace. Of the nearly 6 million jobs expected to require tech skills in the future, labor statistics project a candidate pool of only 3.2 million. NPower envisions a future where our domestic technology workforce is diverse, and clear pathways exist for all people regardless of ethnicity, gender, or socio-economic NPower currently operates in New York City, North Texas, the San Francisco Bay Area, Baltimore, Toronto, New Jersey, and St. Louis.
Founded
2001
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Small
Girls Are Not For Sale
Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) was founded in 1998 by Rachel Lloyd, a young woman who had been commercially sexually exploited as a teenager. GEMS is the only organization in New York State specifically designed to serve girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. GEMS has helped hundreds of young women and girls, ages 12-24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential. GEMS provides young women with empathetic, consistent support and viable opportunities for positive change. GEMS advocates at the local, state, and national level to promote policies that support young women who have been commercially sexually exploited and domestically trafficked.
Founded
1922
Size
Giant
Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss
Co-founded by Helen Keller, AFB is a national nonprofit whose programs and services meet the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired. We advocate for laws and policies that support those with vision loss, develop and promote universally accessible technology, and provide leadership and training to organizations and professionals serving people with vision loss. In addition, we ensure that people with vision loss and their families have up-to-date information about career opportunities, mobility and much more.
Founded
1939
Size
Giant
Fighting poverty, strengthening New York
The Community Service Society was formed by the merger of two of New York City's most prominent social welfare organizations, the New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor, organized in 1843 and incorporated in 1848, and the Charity Organization Society, founded in 1882. CSS is on the cutting edge of public policy innovations to support poor New Yorkers in their quest to be full participants in the civic life of the nation's largest city. The mission of the CSS is to identify problems which create a permanent poverty class in New York City, and to advocate the systemic changes required to eliminate such problems. CSS employs a variety of tools - advocacy, direct service, research and policy analysis, and strategic partnerships - to forge consensus on appropriate policy interventions to facilitate the economic mobility of low-income New Yorkers.
Founded
1944
Size
Giant
Building Community in Downtown Manhattan
The Educational Alliance currently serves 50,000 New Yorkers annually via 38 programs, including preschools, camps, after school programs, senior centers, health & wellness programs, arts & culture classes, counseling services, and addiction recovery programs. All programs feature intergenerational and cross-cultural activities, bringing together people from different backgrounds and age groups so they can learn from and with each other.
Founded
1934
Size
Giant
Helping New Yorkers in need since 1922
The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) is a membership organization with almost 300 community-based social service agencies and church-based human service programs in its network. FPWA builds the capacity of its members through management and technical assistance; training and workshops; policy and advocacy services; and through a variety of grant programs, including camp scholarships, a holiday toy drive, and individual grants for emergency needs through its participation in the New York Times Neediest Cases fund.
Founded
1927
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Large
A family, a community
Since its founding in 1916, Grand St. Settlement has provided residents of the Lower East Side community with the tools and support they need to overcome challenging circumstances to build productive lives and futures. Its comprehensive and integrated array of culturally relevant programs and services assists more than 7,000 area residents of all ages annually, from toddlers in Early Head Start and Day Care to school-age youth, young adults, and senior citizens. Grand St. Settlement expands opportunities for low-income families and individuals by providing culturally relevant services that support community-building, advocacy, self-determination and an enriched quality of life.
Founded
1937
Size
Medium
Providing grants to the needy in Jerusalem
Kolel Shomre Hachomos of Jerusalem gives grants to the needy in Jerusalem, mainly to support widows, orphans and the elderly.
Founded
1950
Size
Tiny
Reaching thousands with the Mitzvah of charity
Kolel Chibas Jerusalem provides grants to Kolel Chibas Jerusalem in Israel, which was founded in 1830 to provide food, shelter, medical and social services, and cash stipends to needy families. Kolel's activities include the "Chalukah", which is the distribution of quarterly stipends to families that can not make ends meet. This past Pesach, the Kolel distributed approximately $850,000 to over 4,000 families consisting of a total of over 16,000 persons. In addition, Kolel helps to pay for the expenses of a wedding, the birth of a baby, or to help cover medical expenses. Kolel operations also include three dental clinics, used by over 5,000 people annually for full range dental treatment, as well as a subsidized clothing store.
Founded
1958
Size
Medium
Jerusalem Center for Blind Children with Multiple Disabilities
Keren Or (Hebrew for ray of light), located in Jerusalem, is the only center of its kind in the world under Jewish auspices devoted exclusively to the care and rehabilitation of blind and low vision children who are also either physically or mentally disabled. Our state-of-the-art facilities, dedicated staff, and individualized therapy programs allow each of our over 100 students to reach his or her maximum potential. Keren Or is a model for similar institutions for the blind and disabled around the world.
Founded
1982
Size
Small
Connecting compassion with needs; inspiring growth with dignity
Serving our neighbors in need since 1941, the Broome County Council of Churches (BCCC) is an organization that collaborates with many facets of the community to serve people with needs. Through our growing and diverse programs, the Council provides services to the hungry; elderly and lonely; disabled; sick; imprisoned; homeless and poor; and youth of Broome County. We advocate for change and reconciliation, promoting peace, justice, and genuine community across racial, ethnic, gender, socio-economic, and religious lines.
Founded
1990
Size
Giant
Inspiring Lifelong Success
Holy Childhood (The School of the Holy Childhood) is a non-denominational agency that has enriched the lives of people with developmental disabilities since 1946. Our mission is to prepare children and adults with developmental disabilities for maximum independence and integration in the community through individualized programs and services, in keeping with the philosophy and vision of our founders. We are dedicated to serving our people in an atmosphere of dignity and compassion. Our vision is to provide state-of-the-art programs and services setting the standard for the education, habilitation and treatment of individuals with developmental disabilities.
Founded
2003
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Large
Saying "Thank You" to All Who Serve
Founded in 2003, Operation Gratitude seeks to lift spirits and meet the evolving needs of our Active Duty and Veteran communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for all Americans to express their appreciation to members of our Military. Operation Gratitude annually sends 100,000+ care packages filled with food, hygiene products, entertainment and handmade items, plus personal letters of support, addressed to individual Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed overseas, to their children left behind, and to Veterans, New Recruits, First Responders, Wounded Warriors and their Care Givers. Through Collection Drives, Letter Writing Campaigns, Craft Projects and Financial Donations, Operation Gratitude provides civilians anywhere in America a way to say “Thank You” to the men and women of the U.S. Military through active, hands-on Volunteerism.
Founded
2004
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Small
Inclusion. . . ensuring no child sits on the sidelines!
Founded in 2003, the National Inclusion Project (NIP) serves to bridge the gap that exists between young people with special needs and the world around them. The National Inclusion Project is committed to leading efforts that create opportunities for inclusive camping/recreational/social experiences for children across the country. To date we have partnered with more than 100 community-based organizations impacting about 15,000 children annually. The organization serves as an enabler, consultant, trainer, and partner to ensure implementation of best-in-class inclusive practices. Together with community leaders we ensure no child sits on the sidelines!
Founded
2004
Size
Tiny
May no soldier go unloved
Soldiers' Angels is a national nonprofit organization providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, their families and a growing veteran population. Our team of over 100,000 volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways.
Founded
2004
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Small
Helping our troops call home
Cell Phones For Soldiers Inc. is a national nonprofit dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans. Founded in 2004 by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist, then 12 and 13 years old, Cell Phones For Soldiers has provided more than 204 million "Minutes That Matter" to deployed troops. Since 2012, "Helping Heroes Home" has provided emergency funds for more than 400 returning veterans to alleviate communication challenges as well as physical, emotional and assimilation hardships. For more information, visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest pages.
Founded
2005
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Small
Healing the wounds that medicine cannot.
Wounded Warriors Family Support provides support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations. The families of our casualties suffer in many ways: some financially, some psychologically. Wounded Warriors Family Support mitigates their trauma by allowing them to find peace and solace as a family once more in family-friendly retreats that we provide free of charge. Providing a low stress environment where they can be free from the cares and worries that often tear a family apart. Many of our young military families are not financially secure and would not be able to afford what we offer to them: a chance to bond with their children, especially after their children were traumatized and adversely affected by a parent's wounds and injuries.
Founded
2006
Size
Tiny
Supporting Kupat Hair
American Friends of Kupat Hair raises money to support Kupat Hair. Kupat Ha'ir assists and supports needy individuals and families and is active among the weaker population. People from all over the world contribute to Kupat Ha'ir and great Rabbanim support Kupat Ha'ir.
Founded
2005
Size
Tiny
Preventing poverty, distress and dependence on governmental aid
American Friends of Meir Panim's mission is to alleviate and diminish the harmful effects of poverty on thousands of families across Israel by supporting a range of food and social service programs aimed at helping the needy with dignity and respect, including free restaurants, meals-on-wheels, school lunch programs, prepaid food card distribution, vocational training and after-school youth clubs.
Founded
2005
Size
Tiny
Serving Wounded Heroes and their Families
Founded in 2005, the mission of Operation First Response, Inc. (OFR) is to serve all branches of our nation's Wounded Heroes/Disabled Veterans and their families with personal and financial needs. Services are provided from the onset of injuries or illness, throughout their recovery period and along their journey from military life to the civilian world. Financial aid varies as each case is based on individual needs ranging from rent, utilities, vehicle payments, groceries, clothing, and travel expenses.
Founded
2005
Size
Large
To say "thanks" to Minnesota Service members and their families.
Minnesotans' Military Appreciation Fund (MMAF) is a statewide fundraising initiative by the citizens of Minnesota, for Minnesota military personnel and their families. The mission of MMAF is to say "thanks" to Minnesota Service members and their families who are making sacrifices in the defense of our freedoms in combat zones around the world. We aim to show our troops how much we appreciate and respect their efforts by providing cash grants to all service members deployed in combat zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan, and to the families of service members who are killed in combat.
Founded
2005
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Medium
Faith. Family. Others
The Pujols Family Foundation is a national not-for-profit agency that exists to honor God and strengthen families through our works, deeds and examples. Since beginning this foundation in 2005, we have sought to help those living with Down syndrome here at home and to improve the lives of the impoverished in the Dominican Republic. Along the way, God has blessed us richly, and for those of you who have been a part of that journey we offer our gratitude. The Pujols Family Foundation benefits people with (a) Down syndrome (b) disabilities and/or life threatening illnesses as well as (c) children and families living in impoverished conditions in the Dominican Republic.
Founded
2005
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Giant
The greatest casualty is being forgotten
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Our purpose is: to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women; to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other; and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of severely injured service members.
Founded
2005
Size
Small
Providing support for the soldiers at WRNMMC
The mission of Operation Second Chance is to provide support for the Soldiers and Marines while they are here at WRNMMC and then to further assist them when they transition either back to duty or back to civilian life. We aid in the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded service men and women, assist in the modification of housing to accommodate disabled veterans, assist families of wounded service men and women, and facilitate the transition of wounded service men and women back into civilian society.
Founded
2006
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Small
In honor of our veterans
Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's Veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior Veterans - World War II survivors, along with those other Veterans who may be terminally ill. Many of the Honor Flight Network Hubs have also begun to transition in flying Korean War Veterans and in some cases Vietnam War Veterans to their respective memorials. Since America felt it was important to build memorials to the service and the ultimate sacrifice of her Veterans, the Honor Flight Network believes it's equally important that they actually get to visit and experience THEIR memorial.
Founded
2014
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Tiny
Emergency financial & transition assistance grants to active duty & recently discharged enlisted military & families
Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) provides emergency financial grants and transition assistance grants to active duty and recently discharged enlisted service members and their families. Our service area now includes 19 military installations in Southern California. We serve enlisted families in pay-grades E1 to E6 whether on active duty, or honorably discharged within the past 12 months, to help them successfully reintegrate into civilian life. Whether a military family is in need of a new transmission for their car, or an expectant mother and military spouse needs critical infant items, Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) is here to help with grants, not loans, for unexpected financial hardships. Where there is a need that we do not provide, we will partner with other organizations in the community for the benefit of our Nation's heroes and the families they frequently leave behind. STEP was formerly known as Operation Homefront Southern California from 2005 to 2012.<
Founded
2006
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Small
Transforming lives and communities, one student at a time.
Providing access, transforming lives, Jubilee REACH steps in the gap for those in need around Bellevue, providing access to assistance programs and services focused on growing community and empowering our youth. Bellevue's needs are evolving rapidly, and Jubilee REACH continues to meet them by focusing on our core values, also known as our R.E.A.C.H: Relationship, Education, Assistance, Community, and Hospitality.
Founded
2006
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Tiny
Southeast Community Outreach
SECOR's mission is loving kids, families, and those in need with food and financial assistance while restoring dignity and hope for a better future! As a faith-based organization, we are about restoring justice to a fearful, hidden, hopeless, significantly unreached and often hidden people group through redemptive love and grace in the face of suburban poverty's devastation. While facing brokenness, hurt, confusion, and shame, “we” see the faces of our guests as they seek help in the midst of job loss, under-employment, recent divorce, inadequate retirement for the elderly, outrageous medical bills, brutal rents, almost non-existent public transportation, broken down auto's, and multiple other “LIFE HAPPENS” events that few are capable of planning for. We are committed to breaking the chains of suburban poverty in our area allowing those who are set free to discover their God-given purpose to make a contribution to this world.
Founded
2006
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Tiny
Providing comfort and care at home and away
Founded in 2003, Operation Support Our Troops - America (formerly Operation Support Our Troops - Illinois) has been a grassroots effort that's blossomed into one of the largest volunteer based military support organizations in the country. Our mission is to support the morale and wellbeing of American forces by providing comfort, resources and education to them and their families both while they are deployed in harm's way and after their return. We accomplish this by providing a link between the citizens and military personnel so that everyone has the opportunity to express their support. This allows us to send comfort packages of items that are not readily available to our troops in their deployed locations, along with personal letters, cards and notes of support from the community at large.
Founded
2006
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Large
Building homes, rebuilding lives
Founded in 2006, Building Homes for Heroes is strongly committed to rebuilding lives and supporting the brave men and women who were injured while serving the country during the time of the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. The organization builds or modifies homes, and gifts them, mortgage-free, to veterans and their families. These homes not only help to remove the family's financial burden, they help to restore the individual's freedom, and enable the veteran to lead a more independent and productive civilian life. It's our honor to support the men and women who have loyally and courageously served our country.
Founded
2006
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Small
RESTORING: Self - Family - Hope
We believe those touched by military service can succeed at home by restoring their sense of self, family, and hope. Nationally, Hope For The Warriors® provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources.
Founded
2007
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Rebuilding confidence through extraordinary mountain experiences.
Vail Veterans Foundation provides military injured and their families with innovative and transformational programs that build confidence and improve lives. Through rehabilitative sports and recreation activities, the Vail Veterans Program helps to rebuild confidence and provide a sense of freedom from catastrophic injuries including: loss of multiple limbs, severe burns, spinal cord injuries, post-traumatic stress syndrome, and traumatic brain injuries. These services are provided free-of-charge to wounded warriors and their families, allowing for much-needed time away from the hospital and offering hope for the future.
Founded
2007
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Tiny
Serving the Children of our Fallen Military Heroes
Our mission: Honor America's fallen military service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice since 9/11 by humbly serving the families they left behind. Champion their children's future success by creating opportunities for joy, friendship, education, and communal healing, by connecting these families to one another. Our goal, since 2006, has been a simple, yet profoundly important one: Provide hope and new happy memories to the children of military fallen heroes who have died while on active duty since 9/11. We bring children together from all over the world for a four-day experience to help them heal through fun-filled activities that allow the children to connect in a comfortable and safe setting. Parents of children of the fallen often tell us that their child is reserved, withdrawn or unwilling to talk about their loss. Participating in Snowball Express changes that, giving each child an opportunity to share their feelings about losing something so precious, their parent.
Founded
2007
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Medium
Disarming Challenges for the EOD family.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for the EOD family by providing emergency financial relief, scholarship opportunities, physical, social, and emotional support.EOD stands for Explosive Ordnance Disposal, the disarming and disposal of bombs. EOD technicians are highly-trained military members serving in the Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force who are responsible for disarming, rendering safe and disposing bombs. The EOD profession is one of the most dangerous occupations in the military.The EOD Warrior Foundation is supported by an indivisible network of EOD family and friends. This support enables wounded EOD warriors and their families, and families of fallen EOD warriors to face the future with hope, knowing they are not alone, as they forge a new life and ensures the EOD heroes who make the ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Founded
2007
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Large
Empowering veterans to serve their community in new ways
The Mission Continues is a national nonprofit organization that empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. Our operations in cities across the country deploy veteran volunteers alongside non-profit partners and community leaders to solve some of the most challenging issues facing our communities: improving community education resources, eliminating food deserts, mentoring at-risk youth and more. Through six-month service fellowships, individual veterans all across the country make an impact on issues of importance to them and their communities. Through this unique approach, veterans build new skills and networks that help them successfully reintegrate to life after the military while making long-term, sustainable transformations in communities and inspiring future generations to serve.
Founded
2007
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Large
Imagine the possibilities in a Single Stop
Single Stop meets individuals and families on their terms at the places they frequent most. Our “one-stop-shop” model provides unprecedented ease of access to a holistic set of services, in one place at one time, utilizing technology to create maximum impact. Connecting families to these resources is a problem of logistics, and solving it means moving millions of people towards economic security. Single Stop is creating a new pathway for economic mobility in America. Our innovative approach breaks the cycle of poverty by leveraging existing financial resources with opportunities for education, counseling, training, and support—a powerful recipe for lifelong financial stability. Through a unique combination of innovative technology and programmatic expertise, Single Stop is growing the competitive workforce and strengthening local communities.
Founded
2009
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Medium
We put people to work!
Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia is all about putting people to work. We've witnessed its power in transforming lives. Work helps build self-confidence, independence and dignity. At Goodwill, we believe everyone deserves a chance to have these things in life. As the late John F. Kennedy once said, "All of us do not have equal talents, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talents." Goodwill is pleased to be able to provide this chance. Since 1948, Goodwill has empowered thousands of local residents with special needs with the marketable job skills needed to succeed in the workplace. One job at a time, we are making a difference-strengthening both families and communities through the power of work.
Founded
1956
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Because your home is a great place to age
Incorporated in 1954, SAGE Eldercare is concerned with the health, happiness and general welfare of older citizens and their families. SAGE is distinguished among eldercare agencies with being both the oldest eldercare agency in New Jersey and one of the few not-for-profit eldercare agencies in the United States that offers a comprehensive array of services under one roof. SAGE has been a pioneer in providing community-based care for the elderly. SAGE started one of New Jersey's first Meals-on-Wheels programs in 1966 and opened one of New Jersey's first adult day care programs in 1975. SAGE offers eleven programs and serves 5,000 elders and their families annually in Union, Morris, Somerset and Essex Counties.
Founded
1978
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Large
Helping those hurt by domestic abuse
Founded in 1976, Jersey Battered Women's Service (JBWS) in Morris County, NJ is a full-service domestic violence and domestic abuse prevention agency with volunteer opportunities. The services include a 24-hour hotline; counseling; safe house; transitional living; children's services; life skills education; vocational counseling; batterer's intervention; legal assistance; teen dating violence services; and professional training, education and youth prevention programs. The mission of JBWS is the prevention and empowerment of the victim of domestic violence, the rehabilitation of family members, and the education of the public about domestic violence and its consequences.
Founded
1989
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Tiny
Financial assistance to poor Jerusalem families
Friends of Noam Shabbos solicits and raises funds for Noam Shabbos in Jerusalem, which was founded in 1970. Through these funds, Noam Shabbos assists financially destitute and needy people and families in general, especially those with large families and those whose provider has fallen upon unusually hard times. Noam Shabbos provides meals on Shabbat and holidays for the lonely and needy, as well as supplying packages of basic foodstuffs before Shabbat and holidays. Over 1,000 individuals or families are provided with these packages on a regular basis.
Founded
1982
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Medium
Meeting the needs of our hungry neighbors in Mercer County
The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) was founded in the early 1980's by a small group of individuals from local churches and service organizations. Their goal was to feed the truly needy people of Trenton five days a week. TASK is a non-sectarian organization whose mission is to feed those who are hungry in the Trenton area and offer programs to encourage self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life of its patrons. TASK provides more than 4,000 free and nutritious meals per week. We direct our activities toward helping patrons achieve healthier lifestyles, increased self-esteem, and self-sufficiency.
Founded
1990
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Large
Where hope begins
Founded by Msgr. Vincent E. Puma in 1982, Eva's Kitchen began by serving 30 meals a day to feed the hungry in Paterson, NJ. In response to the related issues of poverty, addiction, mental illness and homelessness, programs and services grew out of the original soup kitchen to address the root causes as well as the effects of homelessness and poverty. Today, Eva's Village is a non-profit, comprehensive, social service organization, whose 20 programs address needs in the community. Eva's programs and services offer food and shelter, recovery support and medical services, and education and job training, with the goal to help those in need move toward stability and independence.
Founded
1986
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Small
Helping Neighbors in Need.
Since 1983, Falmouth Service Center (FSC) has worked hand in hand with the community to educate, support, and improve the quality of life of Upper Cape residents in need. We recognize the needs are as diverse as our clients. Our multi-service agency therefore covers a wide range. A major component of the program is an extensive food pantry that residents/clients may visit once every three weeks as needed. In addition, financial assistance, in conjunction with budget management workshops, is available to clients who need housing assistance and/or help paying utilities. Additionally, the Falmouth Service Center offers the community nutritional education and cooking classes in cooperation with the Barnstable County Extension.
Founded
1985
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Giant
Shoepeople Helping Shoepeople
Funded solely by the footwear industry, Two Ten Footwear Foundation is committed to strengthening the footwear community with financial relief, scholarships, counseling support and information and referral services to shoepeople in need. For more than 70 years, Two Ten still provides a safety net for individuals and families throughout our industry who are facing difficult times.
Founded
1998
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Small
Freedom through empowerment
The mission of the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County (DVCCC) is to provide intervention, education, outreach, advocacy and programs to prevent, reduce and remedy domestic violence in Chester County. The DVCCC has been serving our community since 1976. Since then, we have helped over 30,000 survivors of domestic violence. DVCCC is committed to empowering survivors of domestic abuse through information, and supporting them as they reclaim their lives.
Founded
1986
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Medium
Providing information and education about the many facets of caring for the dying and the bereaved
Hospice Education Institute is an independent organization, founded in 1985, which serves a wide range of individuals and organizations interested in improving and expanding hospice and palliative care throughout the United States and around the world. The Institute works to inform, educate, and support people seeking or providing care for the dying and the bereaved, or themselves coping with far advanced illness, or with loss. The Institute offers a number of programs and services, including HOSPICELINK; the Small Gift Program; Cooperative Education Grants; Inpatient Hospice Design Project; seminars; advice and assistance; as well as books and pamphlets.
Founded
1986
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The fundraising and public relations arm of the United Methodist Homes.
The United Methodist Homes of New Jersey Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3), acts as the fundraising and public relations arm of the United Methodist Homes. With a staff of eight, it conducts direct mail campaigns, capital campaigns, donor identification and cultivation, special events, and gift planning. This raises support for the Fellowship Fund, which sustains residents who have exhausted or limited financial resources. The Foundation fosters specialized programs for churches and community groups, and relationships between United Methodist and other denominations that uphold services to senior men and women. In the public relations arena, it communicates current developments through its websites, publications and through media outlets.
Founded
1988
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Small
A Way from Violence to Self-Reliance
The Second Step fosters the safety, stability, and well-being of survivors of domestic violence.Our residential and community-based programs build on the strengths, needs, and values of the individuals and families we serve. In partnership with survivors and in collaboration with the community, we lay a foundation for a future free from abuse and full of possibility. Founded in 1992, The Second Step partners with survivors to address the aftermath of abuse and build brighter futures for themselves and their children. The Second Step also works to address the root causes of domestic violence and end it in our time.
Founded
1991
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Small
Food Changes Lives
Since 1989, Elijah's Promise has used food as a tool to alleviate hunger, empower lives and invite justice for the most vulnerable members of our Central New Jersey community. We operate a community soup kitchen, culinary arts school, catering business, pay-as-you-can café, and connect low-income individuals and families with social and health services. We fight to end hunger through promoting good food for all, providing education and jobs in the food industry, and creating social enterprise food businesses that create social good. We envision a community where no one goes hungry for lack of food or funds; where a good meal is a nutritious meal; where our community learns to steward natural and financial resources wisely; and where we make opportunity available to those who seek
Founded
1992
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Small
Food Heals
Community Servings is dedicated to providing free home-delivered meals throughout Eastern Massachusetts to people homebound with HIV/AIDS and other acute life-threatening illnesses, who are unable to shop or cook for themselves. We provide our clients, their dependent families, and caregivers appealing, nutritious meals, reaching out to those in greatest need. Our goals are to help our clients maintain their health and dignity, preserve the integrity of their families, provide nutritionally and culturally appropriate meals, and send the message that someone cares.
Founded
1992
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Small
Partnering with our community to achieve stability for our neighbors in need
Arm In Arm, formerly called The Crisis Ministry of Mercer County, provides practical, caring programs that address hunger prevention, homelessness prevention and workforce training. Through our three "Client Choice" grocery-style pantries in Trenton (123 E. Hanover St.; 48 Hudson St.) and Princeton (61 Nassau St.) customers make their own selections based on household size and up-to-date nutritional guidelines. Arm In Arm helps to stabilize critical housing situations through emergency financial assistance and housing stability case management. Harvesting Hope is our on-site work training and mentoring program that educates and prepares 75 men and women per year for entry or re-entry into the workforce. We also educate the wider Princeton-Trenton community about issues that affect low-income people.
Founded
2003
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Tiny
Caring for Lakewood Families in need
Ahavas Tzedakah's mission is to bring the community together and help local families. Ahavas Tzedakah is translated as "A Love for Charity." This means it's our passion to help others and keep giving. We identify families facing financial hardship due to challenging circumstances such as loss of employment, illness or family crisis, and provide them with basic needs in a discreet and dignified manner.
Founded
1943
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To help lessen the effects of vision loss
For more than 85 years, VisionCorps has been helping restore autonomy and independence to the lives of Pennsylvania residents who are blind or vision impaired. From education and prevention, to rehabilitation and employment, VisionCorps takes a comprehensive approach to services. VisionCorps currently has a presence in Lancaster, Lebanon, Berks, Chester, Somerset, Cumberland and Philadelphia counties. It is the Mission of VisionCorps to provide social, vocational, rehabilitative and education services for people who are blind or whose vision is impaired; to educate the community about blindness and its prevention; to advocate for the interests of people who are blind or whose vision is impaired; to advance our belief that people who are blind are entitled to and are capable of achieving full autonomy and independence, and; to do so through responsible stewardship of the human and financial resources available.
Founded
1947
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Giant
Serving Philadelphia's and the nation's blind and visually impaired population since 1874
The Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ASB) started as the Pennsylvania Working Home for Blind Men in 1874 and now more than 125 years later, it is the largest nonprofit organization serving the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired in the Delaware Valley, which includes Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Northern Delaware. ASB promotes self-esteem, independence and self-determination in people who are blind or visually impaired. ASB accomplishes this by providing support through education, training and resources, as well as through community action and public education, serving as a voice and advocate for the rights of all people who are blind or visually impaired.
Founded
1969
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Medium
The center for family assistance and literacy
ProJeCt of Easton, Inc. works to help people help themselves. ProJeCt offers comprehensive emergency assistance and language and literacy services to over 5,000 community residents each year. ProJeCt offers a number of programs to serve both children and adults, but all of our services share the same goal - to help individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency. ProJeCt envisions a community where people can realize their potential and achieve self-sufficiency not limited by economic disadvantage, language and learning differences, under-education, home environment or poverty.
Founded
1976
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Small
A powerful voice for women
Women's Way was formed in the mid-1970´s by a group of women running women-focused agencies that were struggling to keep their doors open. The causes they served - wage equity, rape crisis, domestic violence, reproductive freedom - were controversial and hard to fund. They joined together to raise a collective voice and to generate funding for issues impacting women. Women's Way has put over 20 million dollars to work to enhance the lives of women and families and to provide vital support and assistance to the agencies that serve them. Each year, Women's Way allocates critical operating funds to six member agencies, and also provides grants to a dynamic group of agencies through its Community Women's Fund.
Founded
1978
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Tiny
Seeking to prevent domestic violence and committed to providing services that meet the needs of victims
The Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County, Inc. (DAP) seeks to prevent domestic violence and is committed to providing services that meet the needs of victims. DAP supports an empowerment process, which enables victims to move toward self-sufficiency. Each year, DAP provides services to more than 4,500 residents of Delaware County. All services are free, including free representation in Protection from Abuse Hearings. DAP remains the sole provider of these services throughout the 49 townships and boroughs of Delaware County.
Founded
1978
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Small
Food and friendship; little miracles love can bring
Aid For Friends' mission is to serve needy, isolated shut-ins, primarily the frail elderly, in the five county Greater Philadelphia area, with free daily home-cooked meals delivered weekly by empathetic volunteer visitors, and also to provide shut-ins with free outreach services. The goal is to help our homebound client/friends maintain their cherished independence by supporting their determination to remain in their own homes for as long as possible and to enhance their quality of life. Since our inception in 1974 - we have delivered more than 13 million free meals to over 11,900 shut-ins. Our visitors have volunteered more than 1.5 million hours of compassionate visiting with their shut-in client/friends.
Founded
1980
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Small
Working to end domestic and sexual violence for all women, children, and men in our community
Founded in 1980, Women's Resources of Monroe County provides counseling, education, legal and medical advocacy, shelter and support services in the areas of domestic violence, abuse and rape. Women's Resources of Monroe County provides victims in crisis a community resource that is available to them 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, and 365 days per year. The organization's mission is to end domestic and sexual violence for all women, children, and men in our community.
Founded
1983
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Medium
Sharing Christ's Love By Meeting Human Needs
Founded in 1982, New Hope Ministries has assistance centers in Dillsburg, Dover, Hanover, Lemoyne, Mechanicsburg, and the New Oxford Communities, of south-central Pennsylvania which serve parts of Adams, Cumberland, and York Counties. We help close to 17,000 individuals each year. New Hope does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religious affiliation, or any other distinguishing characteristic. We provide emergency crisis assistance, food pantries, rent/mortgage assistance, help with medical needs, heat/utility assistance, transportation assistance, counseling, referral services, after school and summer youth programs, holiday food baskets and gifts. In addition to basic needs, we offer ongoing support and guidance to help people become self-sufficient and stable over the long term through financial literacy, nutrition education, GED, employment preparation, and job training programs.
Founded
1986
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Large
Sharing life and work with people who have special needs
Founded in 1972, Camphill Village Kimberton Hills is part of the international Camphill movement that provides programs and services for children, youth and adults with developmental disabilities. Our mission is to encourage individuals, especially those with special needs, to discover and develop their potential in a physically, socially and spiritually therapeutic environment. We value each person, regardless of ability, for his or her unique contribution to the village. Community members, with and without disabilities, live and work together as expanded families in comfortable homes throughout the village, forming a supportive community based on shared responsibility and caring. Located on 432 acres of farm, gardens and woodlands in Chester County, Pennsylvania, Camphill Village Kimberton Hills is also a local center for culture and a model for sound ecological living.
Founded
1990
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Medium
Delivering nourishment. Improving health.
MANNA is a caring community of neighbors nourishing neighbors, helping individuals who are at acute nutritional risk and battling life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, renal disease, and HIV/AIDS. MANNA prepares and delivers delicious nourishing meals and provides nutrition counseling to clients in the Greater Philadelphia area. MANNA was founded in 1990 by seven members of the First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia to help comfort men dying of AIDS. Today, MANNA is a vibrant nonsectarian, volunteer-intensive organization that serves men and women who are battling ANY life-threatening illness. Our mission is focused on improving the health and quality of life of those we have the privilege to serve.
Founded
1990
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Medium
Home care for independent living
Surrey Services for Senior's mission is to help older adults live with independence and dignity and to continue as active members of the community. Surrey is a non-profit organization established in 1981. Throughout the years, Surrey has worked with seniors in all types of situations with many different needs to develop, refine and create the complement of home and community-based services now offered to over 8,200 older adults from three sites in Delaware County and one in Chester County.
Founded
1995
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Medium
To enhance opportunities and improve the quality of life for children and youth in the Greater Philadelphia region
Eagles Youth Partnership (EYP) was founded in 1995 and serves over 50,000 low income children in the Greater Philadelphia region every year with a focus on health and education programming. EYP takes its services directly to kids at their schools and in their neighborhoods. Our signature mobile programs - the Eagles Eye Mobile and Eagles Book Mobile - leverage the celebrity and excitement of the Eagles football team, enabling us to capture the attention of some of the hardest to reach children. Additionally, EYP produces an extensive annual playground build, which brings spectacular new murals, mosaics, landscaping and even a mini Eagles practice field to area schools. The organization also partners with other local non-profits for a variety of vital youth programs.
Founded
1997
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Tiny
Giving women hope and a new start in life
The Career Wardrobe's mission is to empower women in transition by providing programs that inspire the confidence necessary to achieve self-sufficiency and pursue a productive career. We do this by providing professional work attire, educational programs, and networking tools and opportunities. Career Wardrobe is the nation's largest independent, community-based nonprofit organization serving women transitioning into the workforce by providing professional attire. Since 1995, Career Wardrobe has assisted nearly 80,000 women by inspiring the confidence necessary to achieve independence.
Founded
2000
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Tiny
Creating opportunities for LGBTQ youth
The Attic Youth Center creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to develop into healthy, independent, civic-minded adults within a safe and supportive community, and promotes the acceptance of LGBTQ youth in society. From what was once a weekly support group, The Attic has grown into a nationally recognized, multi-service youth organization, and is now one of the largest community centers in the U.S. committed exclusively to serving LGBTQ youth and allies.
Founded
1945
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Small
Helping children with disabilities
Variety builds independence and self-confidence in children and youth with disabilities by engaging them in recreational, social and educational enrichment activities, while connecting families to resources.Variety the Children's Charity of Greater Philadelphia has been serving children with disabilities since 1935. Our programs and services are designed to best address the children's social, educational, and recreational needs without regards to economic status, race, creed, gender, or type of disability. Variety serves children between birth and 21 with temporary and/or permanent disabilities resulting from injury, illness, or congenital conditions.
Founded
1970
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Tiny
Helping people enrich and advance their lives and communities.
Founded in 1969 as The Near West Side Multi-Service Corporation, the facility was named the May Dugan Multi Service Center in 1974 to honor the late May Dugan, a long-time resident of the neighborhood who had been a one-person advocate and counselor for her neighbors in need. Today, the Center continues the tradition of its namesake by providing basic and enhanced programming to people that improve their quality of life and, in doing so, strengthen their community. The founders were inspired by President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty and the mandate of the Kennedy-Johnson Economic Opportunities Act. They made a strong commitment to helping individuals and families become self-sufficient, contributing members of their community. For 43 years, the Center has committed to a comprehensive and caring approach which has proved to be an effective method to help people overcome socio-economic disadvantages.
Founded
1999
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Giant
A one-of-a-kind community, a kind and caring mission
The Air Force Enlisted Village was founded in 1967 to provide a safe, secure and dignified place for indigent surviving spouses of retired Air Force personnel. The Village's primary goal and focus is to provide a home and financial assistance to these women. The surviving spouse with the greatest need is cared for first and none are refused assistance due to financial status. Low pay and frequent military moves leave some spouses without careers, home equities, retirement plans or any significant assets. Surviving spouses requiring financial assistance live here among peers sharing memories of Air Force life without the stigma normally associated with subsidized housing facilities.
Founded
1970
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Small
The people of the Hastings area reaching out as Family in support and Service of one another.
Founded in 1970, Hastings Family Service (HFS) is a community based nonprofit agency providing a range of emergency and supportive services for over 45 years. HFS assists and guides neighbors from the Hastings area who lack food, clothing, shelter, support or transportation. HFS provides help and hope in a spirit of caring and respect, knowing that unforeseen circumstances like job elimination, reduction in work hours or medical emergencies can happen to any of us at any time. The current economy has created numerous vulnerabilities, and HFS strives to help those in need find longer-term solutions while providing fulfilling opportunities for volunteers and community members to support those efforts.
Founded
1971
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Giant
Where hitting bottom begins the climb to new heights
In 1971 Delancey Street began with four residents, a thousand dollar loan, and a dream to develop a new model to turn around the lives of people in poverty, substance abusers, former felons, and others who have hit bottom, by empowering the people with the problems to become the solution. More than 35 years later we remain true to our mission. We have been solving these problems: generations of poverty, illiteracy, lack of job skills, hard core substance abuse, homelessness, crime, violence, teen pregnancy, and emotional and physical abuse. After an average of four years (a minimum stay of two years), our residents gain an academic education, three marketable skills, accountability and responsibility, dignity, decency, and integrity.
Founded
1971
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Tiny
Supporting the social enhancement and cultural preservation of the Dakota Sioux Indian People
Dakota Indian Foundation was founded in 1971 because of the concern for the plight of the Dakota Sioux Indian and to find some means to assist them and preserve their history and culture. The Foundation grants funds to groups and organizations throughout the former Great Sioux Nation to support a wide variety of activities directly related to the social enhancement and cultural preservation of the Dakota Sioux Indian People, such as: the publication of texts which preserve and teach the language and culture; preschool tuition and post-High School scholarships; distribution of clothing, bedding and books on the reservations; and a facility to house, preserve and display examples of the Indian culture.
Founded
1972
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Small
Open Hearts, Open Hands
SnowCap Community Charities is a philanthropic organization created to provide food, clothing, advocacy and other services to the poor.
Founded
1972
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Medium
Caring for Chicagoland's Jews, One by One
The ARK is a community-funded social services agency with facilities on Chicago's North Side and in suburban Northbrook. Since 1971, The ARK has provided free social and medical services to help distressed members of the Chicagoland Jewish community return to self-reliance. We recognize that many members of the community - Jews from all walks of life, from all parts of Chicagoland - are deeply in need of help and kindness. We work with each person or family in distress to create a personalized and comprehensive care plan that draws upon The ARK's wide array of free social and medical services: food, rent and utility assistance, legal aid, job search assistance, benefits advocacy, psychological therapy and testing, a day program for adults with mental health needs, transitional housing, medical, dental and eye care, pharmaceutical assistance, and more. Our primary goals are to stabilize our clients' situations and assist them in achieving the highest degree of self-reliance possible. Each year, The ARK cares for approximately 4,000 people from throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.
Founded
1972
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Medium
Feed the hungry. Clothe the needy. Welcome the stranger.
Sacred Heart Community Service, founded in 1964, works to change lives and impact poverty by providing essential services, offering tools for self-sufficiency, and ministering with dignity, compassion and respect. We engage the community and inspire volunteers to love, serve and share. Over 1,500 customers walk through our doors daily to access a wide range of services. Our programs, from basic needs to education, are offered comprehensively under one roof and are free of charge to the customers. We also provide helpful information and referral to our customers in collaboration with other human service agencies in the community.
Founded
1973
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Small
Providing training and career opportunities for people with barriers to employment
Goodwill Industries of South Central Virginia, Inc. was established in 1972. Goodwill Industries of South Central Virginia is part of a network of over 160 community-based, autonomous member organizations in the United States and Canada. Goodwill Industries of South Central Virginia is headquartered in Danville, Virginia and currently operates 8 retail stores in the cities of Danville, Chatham, Altavista, South Boston (Halifax), Chase City, South Hill (LaCrosse), Blackstone and Farmville. The mission of Goodwill Industries of South Central Virginia is to provide training and career opportunities for people with barriers to employment.
Founded
1974
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Small
Enhancing senior lives
Since its founding in 1972, Senior Neighbors has promoted the health and well-being of Kent County's older adults. Senior Neighbors provides crisis assistance to at-risk seniors, operates Senior Centers throughout Kent County, provides congregate meals, assists frail and low-income seniors with chores and simple home maintenance tasks allowing them to remain in their own homes, provides low-income seniors with vital transportation services at low cost, and provides a safety-net for socially isolated and home-bound seniors through its Daily Connections Program.
Founded
1974
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Medium
Compassion in action
Meals on Wheels and More (MOWAM ) seeks to nourish and enrich the lives of the homebound and other people in need through programs that promote dignity and independent living. MOWAM began in 1972 as an East Austin-based, grassroots organization staffed by only eight volunteers. What began serving 29 seniors has now expanded into a multi-service organization of 5,000 volunteers serving almost 2,500 elderly and disabled persons each day. Aside from preparing an average of 936,009 meals in 2008 year, MOWAM also offers many other programs designed to keep people healthy and living in their own homes.
Founded
1972
Size
Medium
Serving the Asian immigrant and Asian American communities
The mission of Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center is to that the children, youth and families have the resources and supports they need to achieve greater economic success and social and physical well-being. Since 1969, BCNC has served as a vital link supporting the growing Asian immigrant and Asian American community of greater Boston. With a focus on serving those most in need, over 70% of BCNC's constituents meet federal poverty guidelines. BCNC provides resources that strengthen self-sufficiency and encourages integration into the US while preserving the rich cultural heritage and traditions of the Asian community. BCNC is a state-certified minority provider serving over 2,300 people each year through one or more of the following programs: (1) Acorn Center for Early Education and Care (2) Adult Education (3) Arts and Enrichment (4) Family Child Care (5) Family Services (6) Recreation and Fitness (7) Recreation and Fitness and (8) the Youth Center.
Founded
1973
Size
Large
Implementing and sustaining meaningful alternatives to living with violence.
Middle Way House envisions a community where individuals live free from violence and the threat of violence; a community characterized by equality across the gender spectrum and social and economic justice; a community where everyone's contribution is honored and individual and group differences are valued; a community where everyone is adequately fed, housed, educated and employed; a community that provides opportunities for meaningful participation, personal growth, and creative expression. Our purpose includes meeting the specific housing, employment, and service needs of abused women and their children, as well as offering a comprehensive range of services responsive to individual needs and differences. We raise awareness of violence against women, provide information about the cycle of violence and available remedies, and encourage sensitive and appropriate responses to victims of violence.
Founded
1976
Size
Large
With dignity & respect, powered by volunteers, provide services to meet basic human needs and a pathway to self-reliance
MEND-Meet Each Need with Dignity, which serves as many as 30,000 poverty-level clients each month while remarkably keeping operating costs to 5%, is the largest, most efficient and comprehensive poverty-relief organization in the San Fernando Valley. MEND takes a holistic approach to relieve the effects of poverty by providing basic human needs while giving their clients the tools, education, training, support and opportunities that foster self-reliance.MEND was born as a volunteer-powered organization four decades ago in a garage in suburban LA and today benefits from the assistance of more than 3000 volunteers (and only 25 paid staffers) to implement its vast array of programs that provide food, clothing, medical, dental and vision care; job training, classes in ESL, literacy, computers, office skills, sewing and parenting; math, reading and science tutoring for kids; hot meals, food, clothing and showers to the homeless and a community wide Adopt-a-Family Christmas Program.
Founded
1974
Size
Medium
Providing direct services to children and adults in Greater Austin
Assistance League of Austin (ALA) is an organization of dedicated volunteers providing direct services that address specific, basic needs of children and adults in schools, hospitals and senior facilities in Greater Austin, significantly improving the quality of their lives. Founded in 1973, more than 59,000 service hours were volunteered by members during the fiscal year June 1, 2011 - May 31, 2012. Our programs include: Assault Survivor Kits; Bus With Us, which brings senior citizens on scenic outings; Operation School Bell, providing school essentials to kids; Assistance League scholarships for Austin Community College; Toy Cart, gives toys and books to children at Dell Children's Medical Center; Operation Wish List, provides teachers with instructional materials, Fresh Start, provides foster youth with household items as they age out of the foster care system. Waste Not, which re-distributes unusable items from other non-profits; and outreach programs providing one-time services
Founded
1974
Size
Small
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Founded in 1973 by several religious congregations, Crisis Control Ministry is a Christian-based ministry whose mission is to assist people in crisis to meet essential life needs and to become self-sufficient. At Crisis Control Ministry, we strive to assist our neighbors who face financial crises which impede the fulfillment of basic life needs, including housing, utilities, food, and prescription medications. We also aim to support our clients' efforts to regain self-sufficiency.
Founded
1975
Size
Large
Help. Health. Hope.
Founded in 1974, Sephardic Bikur Holim Community Service Network is a mental health and social service agency dedicated to caring for people in need with compassion, discretion, and respect. We provide for the health, sustenance, support, and well-being of children and adults, the infirm and the disadvantaged through an ever-expanding spectrum of programs and resources. We work hand-in-hand with a network of devoted volunteers and professionals to address special needs, while maintaining a strong commitment to excellence. At Sephardic Bikur Holim our goal is to invest families and individuals with strength and self-esteem so that they can rise with dignity to their utmost potential.
Founded
1975
Size
Large
Neighbor helping neighbor
Since 1974, Samaritan House has been serving low-income families and individuals in San Mateo County. Our services are designed to meet the immediate and basic needs of our clients for food, clothing, shelter, health care, worker resources, and counseling services. All of our services and programs are designed to provide quality resources and effective evaluation to our clients in order to help them become more stable and secure in our community. Our Mission is to mobilize the resources of our community to help those among us who are in need, while preserving dignity, promoting self-sufficiency, and providing hope.
Founded
1974
Size
Tiny
Taking care of our community
Founded in 1974, The mission of The Women's Center is to improve significantly the psychological, career, financial and legal well being of women and families regardless of their ability to pay. Our clinical staff includes over 100 therapists and career counselors who provide more than 37,000 hours of counseling each year. For more than 30 years, we have grown along with the community we serve. Initially, the Center's services focused mainly on career counseling and seminars. However, as social change continued to impact all aspects of women's lives and our community as a whole, the Center developed and expanded its services to meet those challenges. The Center has developed into a counseling & resource Center for women's and families' financial, career, legal and psychological needs.
Founded
1978
Size
Small
Saving lives and the planet
Founded in 1975, Goodwill of Southern Nevada, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide education, employment and training for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to maximize the quality of life for each individual served. Goodwill of Southern Nevada, Inc. is an innovative and sustainable social enterprise that turns donations of "gently used" goods into new jobs and new careers for the members of our local community. Thus, the revenues from Goodwill's retail, post-retail and e-commerce operations cover the agency's administrative and overhead costs, allowing 100 percent of financial contributions to be directed to client services. Since the agency began providing workforce development services in 1997, it has served 45,433 through the end of 2012. During the same time frame, the agency's employment programs have put 8,039 people back to work!
Founded
1975
Size
Medium
No one should fall through the cracks
Search and Care's mission is to seek out older people in the community who need help in managing life's daily activities or accessing essential services, and to provide them the support and companionship they require to live with security and dignity in the manner they choose. For 44 years, Search and Care's hallmark is providing older men and women with compassionate and personalized comprehensive care, that also manages to be cost effective. Many of our clients are frail, and often low income, isolated and homebound. Accepting the help of Search and Care is often preferred over the necessity to relocate to an alternative housing setting such as assisted, enriched, or nursing facilities. We have served over 10,000 clients who live in the communities of Yorkville, Carnegie Hill and East Harlem.
Founded
1970
Size
Tiny
SHIM's mission is to empower struggling families to achieve self sufficiency.
Born nearly fifty years ago as South Hills Interfaith Ministries by, no kidding, a priest, a rabbi and a minister, SHIM has been providing food, clothing and services to people in need in Pittsburgh's southern suburban neighborhoods ever since. Faced with unprecedented new levels of suburban poverty, SHIM is expanding its work to include more neighbors helping more neighbors in need. Together, with teams of dedicated volunteers, donors and partners, we're working to reduce the devastating effects of suburban poverty among the working poor, unemployed, families, single parents, senior citizens, women, and the high concentration of refugee families in our service area.
Founded
1976
Size
Large
Working to end intimate partner violence in the lives of women and their children
Founded in 1974 by Ellen Berliner and Anne Steytler, Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (WC&S) was one of the first six shelters in the United States for battered women. Since that time, WC&S has been at the forefront of the Battered Women's Movement, creating and implementing innovative and effective programming aimed at preventing domestic violence and providing services to domestic violence victims. In the 2010-2011 Fiscal Year, Women's Center provided over 10,943 services to 6,000 individuals - women, children and some men - who utilized our domestic violence services. Domestic violence has been ongoing throughout the ages, all over the world; it wasn't until the early 1970s that domestic violence was even given a name and recognized as a national problem.
Founded
1978
Size
Tiny
transformed leaders, thriving organizations, flourishing city
PLF envisions leaders working together to transform our communities into places of truth, beauty, goodness, justice, and human flourishing. To that end we equip, connect, and mobilize leaders to serve from every sphere of influence for the cultivation and restoration of the city.Our values are:- Community: A place of intimacy, trust, accountability and love for leaders to learn and grow.- Righteousness: A willingness to disadvantage ourselves for the advantage of others.- Integrity: The webbing together, the integration, of all things according to God's purposes for the common good.
Founded
1983
Size
Large
Helping low-income utility customers
Since 1983, Dollar Energy Fund has been working to meet our mission to improve the quality of life for households experiencing hardships by providing utility assistance and other services that lead to self-sufficiency. Dollar Energy Fund has grown to become the fourth largest fuel fund in the country. Our organization has been there for those who need help with their utility bills and the need is growing due to increased costs of everyday living expenses and severe winters. Our unique program model allows us to leverage the generosity of the community to maximize the support from the utility companies and their customers.
Founded
2004
Size
Large
Serving those who preserve our freedom
The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post-9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured service members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families. Semper Fi Fund helps defray the expenses incurred during hospitalization, rehabilitation and recovery; assists with the expenses associated with the purchase of specialized equipment, adaptive vehicles and home modifications; and educates the public about the special needs of our injured service members and their families. Our mission since our founding in 2004 has remained constant: to serve those who preserve our freedom.
Founded
2007
Size
Small
Increasing affordable access to healthy, local food
Wholesome Wave empowers under-served consumers to make healthier food choices by increasing affordable access to fresh, local food. 44M Americans spend $70B in SNAP (food stamps) annually, plus $63B of their own money on groceries = $133B annually!We are working to shift how that money is spent nationwide. If people can't afford produce, they can't buy it. But when they can, they do. And when millions of Americans eat more fruits and vegetables, we see immediate improvements for families and farmers-and enormous long-term gains for public health, local economies, and the environment.
Founded
2008
Size
Tiny
Taking military families from battle-ready to family-ready
Project Sanctuary is a therapeutic military family program that focuses on the needs, challenges, and concerns that our military families face every day. We work with veterans, active-duty service members, and their families with our exclusive three part A.R.T. program, combining counseling, education, self-development, and recreational therapy to help build well-adjusted families. We assist the military service members by helping them heal from the effects of war, providing a safe place to heal, helping reconnect the family unit and treating all members of the family at their level of need—which enables the service member to reintegrate into their family and community successfully. Our programs focus on the entire family's mental health and well-being first as we take them through the steps towards creating a sustainable balanced and thriving family– and life.
Founded
2008
Size
Large
Positive Returns
The Bob Woodruff Family Foundation's mission is to ensure injured post-9/11 service members, veterans, and their families are thriving long after they return home. We find and fund innovative programs, with a special emphasis on the hidden injuries, in communities where veterans, their families, and caregivers live and work. We tackle the problems that can prevent our veterans from fulfilling their dreams for the next chapter of their lives. It is by connecting communities with the brave heroes returning to them, that we are best able to provide more than stopgap measures, but long-term solutions that take a holistic approach to recovery.
Founded
2008
Size
Small
Providing critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded - physically or psychologically - after defending our safety and our freedom
Founded in 2007, the Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded--physically or psychologically--after defending our safety and our freedom. We achieve this mission by offering direct financial support to veteran organizations that address the unique needs of veterans, and whose missions align with that of DVNF. We provide supplemental assistance to homeless and low-income veterans through the Health & Comfort program and various empowerment resources. We provide an online resource database that allows veterans to navigate the complex process of seeking benefits that they are entitled to as a result of their military service, as well as additional resources they need. We serve as a thought leader on critical policy issues within the veteran community, and educating the public accordingly.
Founded
2008
Size
Large
Feeding the future of America
Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry. Blessings in a Backpack is currently feeding over 89,000 children in nearly 1100 schools in 47 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in schools. We are feeding the future of America, one school at a time.
Founded
2004
Size
Medium
Uniting and equipping the Body of Christ with food, resources, and training
Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries (HCDBM) is a Regional Resource Center located in Boerne, Texas. We have been helping transform the lives of our neighbors in poverty for the past 11 years. We have done so in collaboration with churches, agencies, sponsors, and ordinary people who know first hand that each of us has the power to help change a life. Our process is designed to foster long-term, meaningful Christ centered relationships between people in need and people who are called to help…family to family, neighbor to neighbor, a community united to end situational and generational poverty in our hometown.
Founded
2009
Size
Large
Neighbors helping neighbors
For more than 145 years, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has quietly cared for those in need throughout Cincinnati and Hamilton County. More than 900 volunteers care for people in their own neighborhoods, visiting the homes of people in need more than 7,500 each year. In addition to providing immediate help with pressing needs such as food or utilities, we operate southwest Ohio's only Charitable Pharmacy; seven thrift stores that provide furniture, clothing and household items to people in need; a comprehensive social service office; seven food pantries including the Edyth & Carl Lindner Choice Food Pantry in the West End; and the Ozanam Center for Service Learning.
Founded
1980
Size
Small
Working to end domestic and sexual violence
Alternatives Incorporated of Madison County strives to eradicate family violence in all its facets through education, prevention, and intervention in Central Indiana. Alternatives philosophy is all persons have the right to live in a loving, caring, safe and secure environment. We support victims through the initial crisis with the ultimate strategy of helping them achieve abuse-free and financially independent lives. In recognition of the complex needs of victims, we draw upon the resources of local communities to support victims in their quest for peace and security.
Founded
1984
Size
Tiny
To prevent hunger and serve as a bridge to beneficial community resources.
The House of Bread was founded with the belief that no one deserves to go hungry. We believe that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Everyone deserves to have a meal in a place where they feel welcome and appreciated. No one is ever turned away from the House of Bread, and everyone is treated as a special guest. We prevent hunger by offering a hot, nutritious, lunchtime meal 7 days a week. Staff and volunteers work together, primarily using donated food, to prepare the meal each day. We don't believe in duplicating programs or resources offered by other social service agencies in the area. So while our guests enjoy lunch, we offer them referrals and assistance in accessing needed resources. We help our guests with everything from a simple phone call, referral to emergency shelter, to help with finding a preschool for their children.
Founded
1984
Size
Tiny
Helping people engaged in philanthropy become more effective, powerful change agents in their communities
Philanthropy Ohio is a statewide membership association that provides the network, tools and knowledge to help people engaged in philanthropy become more effective, powerful change agents in their communities. It is an association of foundations, corporate giving programs, individuals and organizations actively involved in philanthropy in Ohio. Philanthropy Ohio's mission is to provide leadership for philanthropy in Ohio and to enhance the ability of members to fulfill their charitable goals.
Founded
1987
Size
Tiny
Connect2Help211 Connects People To The Help They Need.
Connect2Help211's mission is to facilitate connections between people who need human services and those who provide them. Connect2Help211 serves solely to promote self-sufficiency, change lives and, as a result, improve the quality of life in our communities.
Founded
1999
Size
Small
Empowering healthier communities
Good Neighbor House is a faith-based, human development organization that provides health, nutrition, and education services to the under-served through relationships with relevant collaborative service partners. Today, Good Neighbor House offers a full range of Human and Health Services to the community as we collaborate with many local agencies to assist clients.
Founded
1998
Size
Small
Turning empty houses into homes
Founded in 1998, the mission of the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio is to provide free furniture to central Ohio families and individuals struggling with poverty and other severe life challenges. Our Vision is for all central Ohio families to live in furnished homes, thereby relieving suffering, strengthening family units, improving quality of life and building a better community. Community collaborations and resource sharing make this possible on an ongoing basis.
Founded
2000
Size
Small
Providing service dogs to children and veterans worldwide
The mission of 4 Paws for Ability is to: enrich the lives of children and veterans with disabilities by the training and placement of service dogs to provide them with companionship and promote independent living; educate the public to accept the use of service dogs in public places. Funding of a 4 Paws' service dog is the responsibility of the children's family. Veterans are free. Applicants typically use fund-raising activities to gather these funds, and 4 Paws assists the applicant as necessary. 4 Paws has no eligibility requirements beyond a physician statement that the person requesting a service dog has a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Founded
1999
Size
Medium
Employing communities. Restoring lives.
Founded in 1999, Cincinnati Works partners with willing and capable people living in poverty to assist them in advancing to economic self-sufficiency through employment. Using a holistic approach, we offer access to area employers while providing comprehensive support services. We serve two clients: those individuals in the community who are currently unemployed or underemployed (i.e. the working poor) and employers who have entry- & mid-level positions.
Founded
2001
Size
Tiny
Loving Our Neighbors
Founded in 2000, the New Path, Inc's goal is to love our neighbors by assisting with basic needs, and by creating a community that supports stability and fosters transformation. New Path, Inc. is the umbrella agency for outreach ministries at Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church in Tipp City, Ohio and also has operations at Fort McKinley UMC in Dayton, Ohio and The Point UMC in Trotwood, Ohio.New Path, Inc. serves neighbors in over fourteen specialized ministry areas.
Founded
2000
Size
Large
Together we can make a difference
Boca Helping Hands (BHH) first opened as a food center in November, 1998. Our mission is to provide food, medical and financial assistance to meet basic human needs and education, job training and guidance to create self-sufficiency. BHH serves lunch 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday and a Thursday Night Family Dinner; Distributes over 5,000 pantry bags monthly to qualified individuals; Reaching over 1,400 elementary students in ten schools through BHH Backpacks with 6 meals and 2 snacks; The Job Mentoring Program helps clients by offering "Life Skills" and computer classes, resume building plus online job searches. The Job Training Program includes: Hospitality, Home Health Care and CDL Training. The Resource Center helps qualified Boca Raton residents in crisis situations with limited financial help, budget planning and referrals to other agencies; CAP-helps working families with summer camp and after school fees.
Founded
2000
Size
Giant
For their families, for their sacrifice, for their bravery, for their dedication.
The Navy SEAL Foundation's mission is to provide educational and motivational support, promote health and welfare programs for the Naval Special Warfare Community, and perpetuate the history and heritage of the U.S. Naval Commandos. Our Foundation is strong, our leadership is dedicated, and our mission is noble. The Navy SEAL Foundation is proud to serve the Naval Special Warfare community including the U.S. Navy SEALs, SWCC, NSW Support Personnel, and their families. Our programs center around three pillars: health and welfare, including tragedy assistance and family events; education and motivation, including scholarships and tuition assistance; and history and heritage, including the funding of monuments and memorials.
Founded
2001
Size
Medium
Partnerships for Stronger Families
Founded by Jessica Seinfeld in 2001, the GOOD+ Foundation (formerly Baby Buggy) is a nonprofit organization that partners with a national network of leading programs to break the cycle of family poverty through the power of donated children's products and life-changing family services. GOOD+ Foundation grants donations of products and services to programs that have demonstrated a capacity to improve family economic security. Together we can provide for the immediate needs of a child while his/her parents get the support needed to help build their families' security over the long-term. Our three focus areas are: supporting new mothers, investing in early childhood and engaging fathers. Through the generous support of donors and nearly 45,000 volunteers, GOOD+ Foundation has donated close to 20 million items through its partner network across the United States. For more information, visit www.goodplusfoundation.org.
Founded
2002
Size
Giant
Serving the men and women of the US Coast Guard since 1924
The Coast Guard Mutual Assistance's central purpose is to assist our clients during their time of financial need. In general, assistance is provided through counseling, short-term interest-free loans, financial grants, referrals, and other related means. Assistance is provided under a large variety of conditions and situations usually involving everyday essentials including emergency, housing, and medical needs that are beyond the individual's ability to meet at the time assistance is requested. Coast Guard Mutual Assistance strives to meet the valid, verified, and genuine need of our clients and their immediate family. Assistance should be used to supplement, not replace other forms of available assistance.
Founded
1941
Size
Small
A settlement house serving Franklinton and its surrounding neighborhoods.
Gladden Community House is a settlement house serving Franklinton and its surrounding neighborhoods. We are a United Way affiliated non-profit agency providing education and recreation programs, emergency assistance, and advocacy and support for individuals, families, and groups. We do this to preserve and strengthen the well being of the community and its members, and to help and inspire community members to resolve their problems and control the shape of their lives.
Founded
2005
Size
Giant
Building strong, stable, and secure military families.
Operation Homefront builds strong, stable and secure military families so they can thrive in the communities they work so hard to protect. By connecting the American donor community (individuals, foundations and corporations) to our military families through robust array of valued and life-changing programs that address the specific short-term, critical assistance, long-term stability and recurring family support needs they experience, Operation Homefront is able to help military families overcome many of the challenges inherent in military life. The result: stronger, more stable and more secure military families.
Founded
1984
Size
Small
Uplifting the dignity of those we serve
The Brother Benno Foundation, founded in 1983, is dedicated to distributing the generous gifts entrusted to it by the community, to serve and uplift the dignity of those in the community who are in vital need in North Coastal San Diego County. The goals of the Brother Benno Foundation are to see that, within the limits of our resources, no one in our area goes hungry, no one goes without shelter or clothing, and most importantly, no one goes without someone to care for him or her. We also strive to help our guests attain self-sufficiency. From the beginning, our founders decided to refer to the people they serve as guests instead of clients. Their choice of the word guest has been the underpinning of their entire philosophy, which is one of loving service and the belief that everyone has value and no one is a lost cause.
Founded
1995
Size
Tiny
Reading together unites families
The mission of United Through Reading is to unite military families facing physical separation by facilitating the bonding experience of reading aloud together.In 200 locations worldwide on land and at sea, United Through Reading offers military service members the opportunity to be video-recorded reading books to their children at home. When faraway parents read stories to their children and send the video recordings home:- Children's anxieties are eased. - Spouses at home are supported.- Parenting is shared. - Service members' morale is boosted.- Service members' are a part of daily life at home. - Homecomings are easier and more joyful. - Children become readers.
Founded
1995
Size
Small
Nourishing the heart, one meal at a time
Mama's Kitchen is the only organization in San Diego County delivering breakfast, lunch and dinner to people affected by AIDS or cancer, for every day of the year, on a county-wide basis, free of charge.Founded in 1990, Mama's Kitchen delivers nourishment, hope and a helping hand to people battling hunger, isolation and a life-threatening illness.In addition, Mama's Kitchen provides a free pantry program for low-income, HIV positive people who are strong enough to provide for themselves, but who cannot afford to purchase groceries regularly.Mama's Kitchen is committed to fighting HIV/AIDS and cancer through the power of nutrition. Approximately 800 volunteers join 13 paid employees to provide health and hope to an estimated 1,400 San Diego County residents annually.
Founded
1995
Size
Giant
Helping people in need
Father Joe's Villages is a multi-city homeless rehabilitation organization dedicated to addressing the immediate and ongoing needs of underprivileged children, families and individuals who, for various reasons, have found themselves without basic life necessities. Father Joe's Villages has developed a comprehensive array of programs clients can access to regain their self-sufficiency, including short- and long-term residential accommodations, job-training classes, counseling and chemical-dependency services as well as a full-service medical and dental clinic. Programs include: St. Vincent de Paul Village, Martha's Village & Kitchen, Toussaint Youth Villages, Josue Homes and the National AIDS Foundation, and Padre Luis Jayme International Outreach.
Founded
1996
Size
Large
Making a difference in the quality of life for people who are often forgotten
Founded in 1991, the Anthony Robbins Foundation works to empower individuals and organizations to make a significant difference in the quality of life for people who are often forgotten; youth, homeless and hungry, prisoners, elderly and disabled. The Foundation has products and programs in more than 2,000 schools, 700 prisons, and 100,000 health and human service organizations. The Foundation is committed to make a difference in the quality of life for children, the homeless, the prison population, and the elderly through its various programs: International Basket Brigade, Youth Leadership Summit, UPW-Youth Leadership, Champions of Excellence, Youth Mentoring Program, Personal Power for Prisoners, and Event Scholarship.
Founded
1993
Size
Medium
Helping you find your way.
San Diego Second Chance creates opportunities for people to transform their own lives. We foster behavioral changes that promote personal responsibility, healthy relationships and positive contributions to society by addressing generational issues of poverty, unemployment, addiction, criminal thinking and homelessness. This is accomplished through programs that provide job training and placement, life skills, mental health and prisoner re-entry services, relapse prevention and sober-living housing for adults and youth in need.
Founded
1995
Size
Medium
Ending the Silence of Domestic Violence.
Laura's House provides domestic violence-related services to the 915,000 residents of Orange County, California and beyond. Since our founding in 1994, Laura's House has provided shelter and support services to more than 4,596 abused women and children and counseling, life skills education and legal assistance to over 51,740 persons. Today, Laura's House continues to be the only state-approved comprehensive domestic violence agency in South Orange County. Annually, Laura's House provides residential shelter services, counseling and legal services to hundreds of women and children. Thousands of crisis calls come in each year on our Crisis Hotline.
Founded
1937
Size
Giant
A nationally recognized nonprofit addressing the important issues of aging through service, research and advocacy
Founded in 1908 as a nonsectarian organization through the generosity of Cleveland industrialist Benjamin Rose, the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging works to raise the standards of care for older adults. The Institute has been an innovator in service delivery, a leader in research, and an advocate for older adults in Northeast Ohio and nationally. Benjamin Rose services include providing home care, adult day care, social work, mental health services, and senior companions through the Eldercare Services Institute; conducting applied gerontological research at the Margaret Blenkner Research Institute; identifying and influencing public policies that impact older adults and their caregivers through the Katz Policy Institute; and providing housing for low-income seniors in the Margaret Wagner Apartments. Expertise in the areas of aging service, research and advocacy is shared through a series of educational programs scheduled throughout the year.
Founded
1928
Size
Giant
Empowering people with vision loss to realize their full potential
Cleveland Sight Center is a multi-faceted agency founded in 1906 serving people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired. We provide preventative, educational, rehabilitative, and many other vision support services directly to approximately 10,000 clients in the greater Cleveland area each year. Through community outreach and our radio-reading service, that number increases significantly. In addition to our educational and rehabilitative programs, we have a Low Vision Clinic, offer a wide array of social and recreational activities, and have a residential camp, Highbrook Lodge, in Chardon. Our comprehensive services are available to residents of Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga counties, with onsite services available to anyone who can travel to Cleveland Sight Center's University Circle location.
Founded
1951
Size
Giant
Serving children with disabilities and their families for 75 years
Founded in 1940 as a three-man Rotary Club service project known as Society for Crippled Children, Achievement Centers for Children is one of Greater Cleveland's most effective agencies providing high-quality services and programs for children with disabilities and their families. Our mission is to enable and empower children with disabilities and their families to grow, learn, play and prepare for lifelong achievement in society. Children served at the Achievement Centers have a wide range of disabilities including physical, neurological, sensory, cognitive, emotional or a combination of these. We focus on the key program areas of family support, education, autism, therapy & recreation/adapted sports. In fiscal year 2014-2015, the Achievement Centers served over 2,300 children and their families through our 3 locations and in community and home settings. Our dedicated staff are partners in a family's challenging journey and help children and their families find hope and get results.
Founded
1978
Size
Medium
Bringing hope to a city . . .one life at a time.
The West Side Catholic Center (WSCC) is a unique organization, financially independent of the Cleveland Diocese and Catholic Charities. Since 1977, our programs - shelter, clothing, meals, outreach, youth advocacy, case management, street survival services and providing rapid rehousing and emergency shelter - have responded to the needs of men, women, and children in the greater Cleveland area, regardless of a client's religious affiliation. All services are provided free of charge, with the assistance of over 400 volunteers.
Founded
1979
Size
Small
Because love shouldn't have to hurt
Established in 1978, Domestic Violence Project, Inc. (DVPI) provides safe shelter, legal advocacy, counseling, prevention and educational services for victims, their children and the community. We will not rest until we have in place a complete and effective violence education/prevention/awareness campaign for Stark County students grades pre-K through 12, every person in Stark County is free from abuse, and we use across the County a common message with common terminology about interpersonal violence.
Founded
1952
Size
Giant
Turning disabilities into possibilities
Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities was founded in 1943 as the Allen County Society for Crippled Children. The agency began as an educational program with volunteers teaching six children with special needs. Through the years, the agency and its program offerings grew, and a new facility was found to house both the budding children's program; as well as a new program for adults with disabilities. It is our mission to enhance the lives of all persons with physical disabilities and their families. Turnstone is committed to inclusion and diversity in its activities, programs, hiring practices, and volunteer utilization.
Founded
1975
Size
Large
Working today for a safer tomorrow
The Julian Center is an agency providing counseling, safe shelter, and education for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other life crises. Through outreach and consultation, we also seek to educate the community about the issue of domestic violence and its impact on all our lives. Since 1975, women have chosen The Julian Center as a source of strength and a place of refuge in dealing with life's challenges. Our programs and services are designed to contribute to a significant reduction in the incidence of violence against women and their children, to support survivors in healing, and to help break the intergenerational cycle of abuse.
Founded
1981
Size
Medium
Transforming Lives through the Power of Food
Second Helpings rescues prepared and perishable food from wholesalers, retailers and restaurants -- preventing unnecessary waste. That rescued food is used to create 3,500 hot, nutritious meals each day that are distributed to 70 social service agencies that feed people in need. The Second Helpings Culinary Job Training program trains disadvantaged adults for careers in the foodservice industry. This helps eliminate hunger at its source. More than 500 adults have graduated from this program, and Second Helpings alumni are now working in Central Indiana as cooks, executive chefs, business owners and culinary instructors. We're more than a soup kitchen or a food pantry - we're a community kitchen.
Founded
1988
Size
Small
Breaking the cycle of poverty
Shepherd is a faith-based, nonprofit organization established in 1985 with a simple but staggering goal: to break the cycle of poverty on the near Eastside of Indianapolis by engaging and empowering the community to cultivate healthy children, strong families, and vibrant neighborhoods through a Christ-centered approach that meets the spiritual, physical, emotional, and academic needs of our neighbors.
Founded
1999
Size
Medium
Haven. Home. Hope.
Sheltering Wings provides emergency housing for women and children suffering from any form of domestic abuse. We build stable and independent lives through essential programs offered in a supportive and Christ-centered environment. We provide a safe, 24-hour haven for women and their dependent children suffering the effects of domestic violence. We help victims of domestic violence build stable and independent lives through case management and mentoring programs. We address the physical and emotional needs of children who have witnessed or suffered abuse through crisis intervention, positive support, and education in healthy relationships. We strive to break the cycle of domestic violence by educating our community on its realities, actions they can take in response and resources available to those in unhealthy relationships.
Founded
2000
Size
Small
To provide a dependable and efficient transportation so no one is left behind.
CTN is an effective and dependable transportation alternative in Fort Wayne and Allen County. Whether seniors needing alternatives, a preschool with transportation needs, a club or a group going to an event, an organization needing help for clients to access programs, or someone with limited mobility needing extra passenger assistance, we offer help. Our vision is that fewer transportation barriers will exist and full access to community life will be available for seniors, persons with disabilities, low income families, children and youth.
Founded
1933
Size
Giant
Because there is STILL hope.
Founded in 1906, The Chicago Lighthouse is a comprehensive private rehabilitation and educational facility dedicated to assisting children, youth and adults who are blind, visually impaired or multi-disabled by providing the highest quality educational, clinical, vocational and rehabilitation services. The Lighthouse operates 28 programs in 15 locations, in Chicago and across the state, serving 65,000 people each year. Many programs were firsts in the Midwest: the first Low Vision Clinic, the first Center for Blind and Multi-Disabled Children, the first Adaptive Technology Center for computer users. Through its comprehensive range of programs and services, the Chicago Lighthouse respects personal dignity and partners with individuals to enhance independent living and self-sufficiency.
Founded
2007
Size
Medium
Relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly
Since 1959 Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Chicago Chapter (LBFE), has brought companionship and social interaction to isolated and lonely elders. LBFE Chicago is part of a national network of volunteer-based organizations committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. We offer to people of goodwill the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and celebration of life. Programs offered by LBFE Chicago include visiting programs, holiday celebrations, year-round celebrations, vacation programs and inter generational programs, among others. In 2013 year we served 1,340 elders, with the indispensable help of volunteers giving more than 39,000 hours of their time.
Founded
1979
Size
Small
The Russian Jewish Community in the Chicagoland area
Founded in 1973, Friends of Refugees of Eastern Europe (FREE), Inc.'s mission is to promote Jewish pride, identity and continuity among New American families in the greater Chicagoland area, by providing educational, religious, cultural and social services in a caring non-judgmental environment. FREE's programming and services focuses on Jewish family life cycle events and holidays and festivals in the Jewish calendar year. The FREE Hebrew schools, Bar and Bas Mitzvah preparation classes and youth clubs are an integral part of our youth education program. Adult Judaic classes and counseling and Family Shabat Services helps New Americans become proud members of the Jewish community. Our popular Memorial Yizkor and Kaddish programs are important and meaningful avenues that link generations and bridge continents. The widely acclaimed Shalom Magazine, a Russian language publication of FREE, features quality journalism and enjoys avid global readership.
Founded
1977
Size
Medium
Healing from Domestic Abuse
Family Shelter Service transforms lives by offering help and hope to those affected by domestic violence. Family Shelter Service was founded in 1976 by a group of caring and concerned individuals who wanted to help the growing numbers of homeless people in DuPage County. In 1982, with the passage of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act, the Court Advocacy Program was implemented. The Children's Program was added in 1984. In 1986, a second 18-bed shelter opened. A third shelter that houses our special transitional program opened in 1989, bringing the total shelter capacity to 43 beds. Also in 1989, Family Shelter Service played a significant role in the development and implementation of the DuPage County Domestic Violence Protocol, which provides the structure for the community's response to domestic violence.
Founded
1978
Size
Small
Rebuilding Lives, Renewing Hope.
Connections for Abused Women and their Children, formerly Chicago Abused Women Coalition, is committed to ending domestic violence. Using a self-help, empowerment approach, we provide a shelter for women and children, and counseling, advocacy, and a 24-hour hotline for people affected by domestic violence. We work for social change through education, service collaboration and institutional advocacy.
Founded
1978
Size
Small
Mobilizing people and organizations to expand educational and employment opportunities for America's working women
The mission of Women Employed is to improve the economic status of women and remove barriers to economic equity. Women Employed has one passion: to make life better for working women. We believe that all women deserve full and fair economic opportunities. That means better career options and higher pay, more opportunities for training and education, and strict enforcement of fair employment laws. Women Employed is a leading national advocate for women's economic advancement. We analyze workplace issues, educate policy makers, and build support to improve opportunities and incomes. Since 1973, Women Employed has fought to outlaw pay discrimination, pregnancy discrimination and sexual harassment and to strengthen federal equal opportunity policies and work/family benefits.
Founded
1980
Size
Tiny
Changing lives and communities in Illinois
Community Shares of Illinois represents a diverse group of charities with a common mission, to make our world a better place. Whatever your passion - women's issues, protecting children, helping animals, preserving the environment, promoting health care or curbing poverty and disease - Community Shares members provide options for you to help make positive change in your own community. In 2003, the Illinois Women's Funding Federation (IWFF) and the Public Interest Fund of Illinois (PIFI) joined forces and created Community Shares of Illinois. Restructuring as Community Shares of Illinois strengthens our ability to provide support to community-based organizations throughout our state.
Founded
1983
Size
Medium
Meeting our community needs - neighbor to neighbor
Founded in 1975, People's Resource Center (PRC) community exists to respond to basic human needs, promote dignity and justice, and create a future of hope and opportunity for the residents of DuPage County, Illinois through discovering and sharing personal and community resources. Today, more than 31,000 DuPage residents rely on the PRC for help each year. Most families are working, but struggle to make ends meet due to the high cost of living in DuPage County. Our programs include basic services of food, clothing and emergency assistance, as well as training programs to help people break the cycle of poverty. These empowerment programs include literacy, computer training and refurbished computers for families homes, job assistance and art enrichment. All our programs are free and many are in neighborhood sites throughout the county.
Founded
1982
Size
Tiny
Housing opportunities & maintenance for the elderly
H.O.M.E. helps low-income seniors in Chicago maintain their independence by providing home upkeep and repair, a shopping bus and three affordable, intergenerational buildings. H.O.M.E. ensures seniors enjoy healthy and safe living conditions. Free shopping bus assists seniors who have limited mobility or live in food deserts to have access to groceries, pharmacies and medical services that are essential to their well-being. H.O.M.E. also owns and manages three affordable buildings where seniors can choose between two styles of living - individual apartments or, for residents who need some assistance, shared living. H.O.M.E.'s moving program offers seniors support and assistance through one of life's most stressful events-moving from one home to another.
Founded
1982
Size
Small
Charitable support for those in need in DuPage and Kane Counties of Illinois
The Humanitarian Service Project's purpose is to alleviate the pain and suffering that poverty brings to needy seniors and children living in DuPage and Kane Counties, Illinois, without discrimination or exclusion for any reason. Currently, HSP operates five major programs to provide nutrition and other much needed support to vulnerable populations throughout its service area. These programs are: the Senior Citizen Project which provides nutritious groceries to 133 seniors every month; the Children's Birthday Project provide toys, books, party supplies, and school supplies to 700+ underprivileged children for their birthdays; Feed the Kids provides access to summertime nutrition for 100 families: the Christmas Offering which provides nutritious food for more than 500 families and Christmas gifts for over 2,000 children: and the School Supply Drive which equips over 3,000 kids with the materials they need to succeed in school.
Founded
1984
Size
Large
So the World May Hear
Our mission, "So the World May Hear," is about bringing understanding between people through caring and sharing. We believe caring develops trust and by sharing we find our humanity. We believe by growing engagement in this cause that we can increase tolerance and respect for life.Our goal is to pursue our mission with commitment so that future generations can live in a world with more caring and Peace.
Founded
1984
Size
Medium
From here to healing
Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center's mission it to provide a place where survivors of sexual assault and abuse can heal, and to mobilize the community toward action to end sexual violence. Built on the courage of survivors, staff, volunteers and donors, Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center has been serving the community as a non-profit center against sexual assault and abuse since 1983.
Founded
1985
Size
Medium
A community of friends, a world of opportunities
Founded in 1968, The Center for Enriched Living exists so that people with developmental disabilities can be fully included in the community, achieve personal success, and enjoy a good quality of life. We see a future where every person with a developmental disability is an equal, valued and contributing member of the community. At CEL, we provide opportunities for our members – the people who come to CEL – to make new friends, have fun and acquire new skills for social inclusion and independent living. And because 84% of our members are at or below the federal poverty level, we keep our fees low and offer scholarships for all programs!
Founded
1985
Size
Medium
A Place to Call Home
Special K Ranch provides family oriented Christian homes, on a working ranch for adults who have developmental disabilities. Although unaffiliated, the program has a strong Christian emphasis in philosophy and practice. Special K Ranch is a place where people who have developmental disabilities live, learn, and work with loving and caring advisers who are committed to sharing their lives in this very special way. Ranchers are learning independent living and vocational skills through participation in daily personal, household, and ranch responsibilities.
Founded
1986
Size
Small
Keep America growing
Farm Aid's mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual concert to support Farm Aid's work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose food from family farms. Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised more than $48 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture, and promote food from family farms.
Founded
1987
Size
Large
Creating opportunities to thrive
To engage the heart and will of the community to respond to emergency needs and create opportunities for all to thrive.
Founded
1986
Size
Tiny
Give where the need is greatest
Founded in 1986, Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless (OYH) seeks to help hungry and homeless Minnesotans through grants to food and shelter providers and to raise awareness of the needs of people who are hungry and homeless. As a mission-driven organization, OYH assists the community in three primary areas: we help alleviate hunger by providing financial assistance statewide to local food shelves, food banks and on-site feeding programs; we help ease the burdens of homelessness throughout Minnesota by funding homeless shelters and transitional and permanent supportive housing programs; and we meet the frequently over-looked needs of homeless school children by giving education grants to homeless shelters and housing programs that serve them.
Founded
1990
Size
Tiny
Bridging the gap
Together We Cope bridges the gap for Southland residents in temporary crisis by providing food, shelter, clothing and referrals, empowering them to return to self-sufficiency. In response to the steel mill closings, which hit south suburban residents particularly hard, Oak Forest resident Loraine Cook founded Together We Cope in 1982. For the year 2009 - 2010, Together We Cope provided assistance to 41,000 people. The Financial Assistance Program provided $228,000, the Clothing Program provided $128,000, and the Food Program provided $1,093,000. Our Holiday (Adopt-A-Child for Holiday Gifts) Program and Back-to-School (Supplies) Program each benefitted 1,100 children.
Founded
1990
Size
Tiny
Working solutions for working families
Established in 1990, the Center for Economic Progress helps hard-working, low-income families move from financial uncertainty to financial security. Local in service but national in voice, we achieve our mission in three ways: we provide trusted tax and financial counseling, giving Illinois families the tools to make sound choices; we lead a national coalition of organizations that promote economic progress for low-wage workers and their families; and we advance policies and practices to create a financial system that works for all.
Founded
1991
Size
Tiny
Changing lives, one at a time.
Chicago Lights provides hope and opportunity to Chicago's children, youth, and adults who face the challenges of poverty. Through supportive relationships and diverse programs, we empower people to thrive academically, secure economic stability, lead healthy lives, and build community. Chicago Lights offers five signature programs, including: Tutoring, the Urban Farming, the Elam Davis Social Service Center, Summer Day, and the Dance Academy. Chicago Lights has served more than 50,000 people since the inception of our first program, Tutoring, in 1964, and annually serves 4,000 individuals of all races, ethnic backgrounds, and religious traditions.
Founded
1992
Size
Small
Transforming lives and build sustainable communities
The Prince of Wales Foundation (U.S.A.) was founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1997. The Foundation seeks to compliment the work of The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation (U.K.), and expand His Royal Highness's outreach to the United States and around the world. Since its inception, The Prince of Wales Foundation has grown to encompass an ever-broadening arena of interests and concerns. Funds raised by the Foundation support grants in the areas of education, arts and cultural programs, sustainable development in urban and rural communities and the environment.
Founded
1999
Size
Medium
Transforming Lives
The Cara Program prepares and inspires motivated individuals to break the cycles of homelessness and poverty, transform their lives, strengthen our communities, and forge paths to real and lasting success. After nearly 25 years, The Cara Program has evolved as not only a best-in-class job training and placement provider, but also a vehicle for true life transformation. Since our founding in 1991, we have placed more than 4,800 individuals into more than 6,600 quality jobs at one-year job retention rates of 70% or better, catalyzing the same number of families to stop the transfer of poverty from one generation to the next. Additionally, The Cara Program leverages a social enterprise model in which we create transitional jobs or provide access to temporary jobs in the private sector through our businesses: Cleanslate, a neighborhood beautification business, and TCP Staffing, an alternative staffing firm.
Founded
2000
Size
Tiny
We furnish hope.
Sharing Connections (SC) was founded in 2000 with the mission to share good things with good people. SC brings together community members by enabling families and businesses to share their gently used furniture and household items with families needing assistance. SC staff works closely with referring partner organizations. Organizations such as domestic violence shelters, housing organizations, food pantries, schools, veteran, and teen parent organizations refer clients to SC after they have determined the need for beds, cribs, furniture and other household items.
Founded
2003
Size
Medium
Everyone deserves a safe home
Coburn Place empowers victims of intimate partner violence to live as survivors. Coburn Place is constantly evolving to be a “best in class” program and a leader in the field of domestic violence programs to support our clients in the best possible way. We recognize that survivors are the experts in their own lives and therefore do not mandate programming. We also recognize that each survivor is on their own unique journey to immediate and long-term safety, to emotional and social well-being, to self-sufficiency, and to permanent housing. Our programs and services are designed to empower our clients on this journey and partner with them along the way.
Founded
2016
Size
Tiny
Care for children with disabilities
The Detroit Institute for Children (DIC) has been providing specialized diagnostic, medical and rehabilitative care to children with disabilities since 1920; however, The DIC's legacy of caring for children with disabilities dates back to 1904. Our mission is to care for children with physical or developmental disabilities, neurological or behavioral special needs in a way that is positive, passionate, integrated and family-centered so that the children can maximize their potential within their families and the community. A comprehensive array of services and programs provide a continuum of care for children and young adults with physical, neurological or developmental disabilities.
Founded
1974
Size
Small
Increasing the ability of children, youth, adults and families to succeed in a diverse community
The United Methodist Community House (UMCH) is a non-profit agency based in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a mission to increase the ability of children, youth, adults and families to succeed in a diverse community. The history of the UMCH can be traced back to 1902 when a group of Methodist women came together to do settlement work. Through the years, the program was expanded to meet the growing needs of the community. Today, UMCH is truly a place where the community gravitates for its daily necessities. The UMCH collaborates with area agencies to offer a range of family friendly programs, from childcare to family and senior programs.
Founded
1952
Size
Giant
Enhancing the lives of blind and visually impaired individuals
Founded in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind provides dog guides to people who are blind or visually impaired to enhance their mobility, independence and quality of life. Each year, over 270 students attend our 26-day residential training program to be paired with a dog guide. This is a life-changing event that opens the doors to independence, safety and self-worth for many of our students. In addition to our dog guide program, we offer programs that enhance a person's independence and quality of life in other ways, including orientation and mobility training, Trekker training, and seminars for Orientation and Mobility professionals. Currently, Leader Dog is the only facility in the Western Hemisphere to teach Deaf-blind students to work with a dog guide.
Founded
1964
Size
Large
Serving the Grosse Pointe Area Since 1911
The Neighborhood Club is dedicated to providing professionally-organized recreation and wellness programs for families and individuals of all ages. The Neighborhood Club was founded to meet the recreational, educational, and social service needs of area families. Activities are conducted in its recreation and wellness center and other public buildings and play fields. The Neighborhood Club is located on Waterloo and St. Clair in the City of Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
Founded
1956
Size
Large
Caring for blind, multi-disabled children
Penrickton Center for Blind Children was established in the City of Taylor, Michigan in 1952 by three families as a day nursery for blind pre-schoolers because no such program existed. Penrickton Center for Blind Children is a unique agency, providing five-day residential, day care, and consultation/evaluation services to blind, multi-disabled children ages one through twelve. Each program is individually designed to promote independence in all aspects of daily living. Penrickton Center utilizes its experience and expertise to train and serve families, children and professionals through support services, education and advocacy.
Founded
1971
Size
Medium
Celebrating diversity since 1968
Focus: HOPE, a civil and human rights organization founded in 1968, serves the community through a food program, education and training programs, and community and economic development initiatives. Its neighborhood revitalization efforts began in the 1970s as the organization converted abandoned industrial buildings into offices, a food center and education facilities. More than 41,000 mothers, children and senior citizens receive food each month from Focus: HOPE - and thousands of talented men and women have established careers after graduating from the education programs.
Founded
1976
Size
Medium
Building communities free of domestic violence and sexual assault.
SafeHouse Center provides support for those impacted by domestic violence or sexual assault. SafeHouse provides free and confidential services for any person victimized that lives or works in Washtenaw County. Our services include emergency shelter for those in danger of being hurt or killed, counseling, legal advocacy, support groups, and especially, hope.
Founded
1979
Size
Small
Simply helping kids-no matter the need
Variety the Children's Charity Detroit provides vital medical and therapeutic services, recreational facilities and educational opportunities to children with special needs.Detroit's Tent 5, one of 58 'tents' or chapters around the world, was established in 1932 and today has more than 1,500 volunteers and supporters who are committed to changing the lives of children with unique and special needs. Variety's core programs include the Variety Myoelectric Center providing myoelectric prostheses, Variety Bikes for Kids, Variety Cardiology Center, Variety Feeds Kids, Variety K.I.D.S. program, Variety 4H Horseback Riding program, Variety Produce Rescue Mission, and the Variety Community Outreach Program.
Founded
1978
Size
Small
Strengthening West Michigan families by ending domestic and sexual violence.
Founded in 1977, The Center for Women in Transition's mission is to respond to, reduce, and prevent domestic and sexual violence. This mission will be achieved through education, collaboration, and advocacy, with crisis and supportive services to victims and survivors. The Center offers safe shelter, transitional housing, crisis intervention, supportive counseling, SANE (sexual assault nurse examiner), sexual assault therapy, legal advocacy, Wardrobe for Work, support groups, community outreach, and healthy relationships programs – including Girls on the Run. Annually, more than 3,000 women and their families receive services and assistance. Thanks to the efforts of a dedicated group of staff and volunteers, today the Center not only provides safety to individuals fleeing abuse, but it has become strong and robust, offering a full range of services supported by a dynamic team of professionals.
Founded
1982
Size
Large
Moving people from crisis towards self-sufficiency
Lighthouse of Oakland County (LOC) has been providing services to low-income families in Oakland County since 1972. Last year, LOC provided assistance to families and individuals in need on 70,000 separate occasions. The services these deserving people received were provided by LOC's three key subsidiaries: Lighthouse Community Development (LCD), rejuvenating communities through affordable housing and educated homeowners; Lighthouse Emergency Services (LES), providing emergency food, housing, medical, utility and other services to people who need immediate help; and Lighthouse PATH (PATH), which provides long-term housing and support to help women achieve self-sufficiency and a healthy family environment for their children.
Founded
1982
Size
Large
Live without fear
HAVEN was founded in 1975 as the first and only sexual assault counseling center in Oakland County. In 1977, HAVEN broadened its services to include domestic violence counseling. Today, HAVEN is a nationally recognized nonprofit leader providing comprehensive solutions and innovative programs promoting violence-free homes and communities. Their mission is to eliminate sexual assault and domestic violence and to empower survivors through advocacy and social change in and around Oakland County.
Founded
1984
Size
Small
A hand-up and the gift of hope
Crossroads of Michigan is a social service outreach agency with two locations in Detroit. Founded in 1971, Crossroads exists to support the community at large by providing emergency assistance, advocacy, and counseling to anyone in need. Acting in partnership with many other agencies, parishes, hospitals, companies and organizations in the metro area, Crossroads offers assistance in the form of a hand-up. We work with our clients to meet their immediate needs and help them assess their situations to lessen the likelihood of future problems. Our efforts are funded by foundations, individuals, and friends who are committed to bringing hope to those living on the edge of despair.
Founded
1988
Size
Small
Serving Hudsonville, Jenison And Grandville, MI
For over 30 years, Love in the Name of Christ of SE Ottawa County serving the Hudsonville, Jenison and Grandville area has been mobilizing area churches with the intent of supporting the church in its Biblical mandate to care for the poor in our midst. Through our partnership with local churches and their dedicated volunteers, we are able to provide many of the basic necessities to those coming to us for assistance. We coordinate over 50 different ministries and offer a Life Skills Program that empowers individuals toward authentic life transformation.
Founded
1986
Size
Large
Neighbors helping neighbors in need
The Heat And Warmth Fund, THAW, is a leading provider of utility assistance for Michigan residents in need. We collaborate with our partners to deliver services that support long-term energy solutions.THAW, an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization, distributes assistance to vulnerable Michigan residents through 80 agency partners and a series of annual mobile processing events. Since its inception in 1985, THAW has distributed more than $145 million in assistance to more than 200,000 Michigan households in need.
Founded
1990
Size
Medium
Listen, care, and share.
Father Fred Foundation, began in 1989 and is a grassroots, volunteer driven, local charity that assists our neighbors in need with a wide variety of resources such as free food, clothing, furniture and financial aid. We do this without state or federal aid so our program is completely funded by community donations. Our focus is to listen, care, share and passionately support our guests with dignity and respect. Our vision is to help those who come to The Foundation seeking assistance so that no need in our community is unfulfilled. We will always honor the legacy of Father Fred by treating all people with dignity and respect, while nurturing hope and working with humility.
Founded
1996
Size
Tiny
Helping those who help others
Charity Motors is dedicated to helping people in need with transportation. Charity Motors provides transportation assistance to over 5,000 underprivileged individuals at a price significantly below fair market value to help foster personal development and educational advancement. Charity Motors will sell your vehicle, at a discount, to someone in need. This helps provide individuals who have struggled finding access to transportation with the freedom of their own car or truck. The proceeds from those sales benefit thousands of charities or any charity you designate at the time of donation.
Founded
1999
Size
Medium
Adding the Jewish Component to Hospice Care
The Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network (JHCN) partners with hospices, hospitals and health care agencies to provide patient advocacy and support services to meet the cultural and spiritual needs of Jewish patients and their families. Since our inception ten years ago, JHCN has become a healthcare leader in Southeast Michigan, providing educational seminars on issues related to chronic illness and end-of-life care.
Founded
1950
Size
Small
70 years of strengthening families and building community
Founded in 1945 as a safe and nurturing place for urban youth, families and seniors, Neighborhood House has grown into a modern, 60,000 square-foot facility that has served more than a third million children and adults. Today NH serves over 4,000 people annually and provides accredited child care, pre-school, programs for kids, teens, families, refugees, and elders. Neighborhood House empowers children, families and individuals to move beyond the barriers of poverty, gain self-sufficiency and realize their full potential. Neighborhood House goals align with major community initiatives aimed at helping people of all ages combat the devastating effects of poverty, including: 1.) Educational preparedness; 2) Academic engagement and achievement; 3) Access to post-secondary opportunities; and 4.) Family engagement in the educational process.
Founded
1940
Size
Small
Serving people of all faiths
Inspired by Christ's call to serve, our mission is to provide services to those in need, to advocate for justice and to call upon others to do the same. Since 1920, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee has been helping people of all faiths throughout the ten counties of Southeast Wisconsin, providing compassionate and competent human services to people in need. The majority of our clients are low-income individuals and families, many living under the national poverty level. To date in 2015, we have served over 35,000 individuals. Our programs help individuals and families in crisis situations, addressing personal needs and aiding clients on the road to self-sufficiency and wellness.Our programs include: Community Outreach & Case Management, Behavioral Health Counseling, Pregnancy Support Coordination, Adoption, Supported Parenting Services, In-Home Support, Adult Day Services, Refugee Resettlement, and Legal Services for Immigrants..As a non-profit, we have an ethical obligation to our constituents and the public to conduct our activities with accountability and transparency. We wish to regularly and openly convey information to the public about our mission, activities, accomplishments and decision-making processes. Because we want this information to be easily accessible to the public with external visibility, important documentation regarding our agency's functions is shared on our website. It is listed under the Get To Know Us tab/Agency Transparency.
Founded
1937
Size
Giant
Enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Bethesda Lutheran Communities is a leading provider of person-centered and community-based supports that enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through services that share the good news of Jesus Christ. About 3,000 dedicated Bethesda employees offer services to more than 1,900 people in 300 program locations across the United States.
Founded
1945
Size
Giant
Not charity, but a chance
Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin is the largest of more than 165 Goodwill organizations in North America. Nearly 5,000 Goodwill employees work in 70 locations throughout 23 counties in southeastern Wisconsin and metropolitan Chicago. Goodwill provides training, employment and supportive services for people with disabilities or disadvantages who seek greater independence. Goodwill's objective is to assist program participants in developing or securing work opportunities that fulfill their personal and professional goals, while providing wages and benefits that maintain self-sufficiency. Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc., has been providing services since 1919. We pursue and achieve our mission by operating diverse businesses: participant programs and services, retail and salvage sales, industrial subcontracts and laundry, and service contracts with the government.
Founded
1976
Size
Tiny
Life is an ECHO. What you send out, you get back.
Created in late 1969, ECHO (Everyone Cooperating to Help Others) serves low-income individuals and families in the Janesville area. ECHO has grown from being a food pantry and clothing depot to being a charity organization called upon to help meet temporary housing, food, transportation and other emergency needs for low-income families. ECHO seeks to help people help themselves through its programs and services, not readily available through other sources, and to assist them in utilizing other existing services and programs in the community.
Founded
1977
Size
Large
One. And for all.
Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) believes that a world free from violence is possible. We work to make Dane County, WI, a safer, more just, more equitable place for people who have experienced domestic violence, their children, and the people who love them. Our mission is to empower those affected by domestic violence and advocate for social change through support, education and outreach. To make this happen, DAIS offers a wide array of crisis intervention and community education/prevention programs, including a 24-hour Help Line, programming for children from violent homes, legal advocacy, support groups, emergency safety planning, and the only domestic violence shelter for all of Dane County.
Founded
1977
Size
Medium
Providing safety, shelter, and support to women and their families
The Women's Center is a human service agency founded in 1977. Its mission is to provide safety, shelter, and support to women and their families and to facilitate their development. The Women's Center provides free and comprehensive services designed to address the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse. The services offered by The Women's Center include emergency shelter for abused families, transitional living, counseling, child abuse prevention programming, legal advocacy and employment counseling.
Founded
1978
Size
Tiny
Transforming lives impacted by domestic violence
Founded in 1978, the Sojourner Family Peace Center's primary goals are to ensure the safety of victims of family violence and provide a pathway out of violence for victims and abusers through opportunities to make positive and lasting changes for themselves and their children. Sojourner Family Peace Center is the largest nonprofit provider of domestic violence prevention and intervention services in Wisconsin, serving over 9,500 clients each year. Sojourner provides an array of support aimed at helping families affected by domestic violence achieve safety, justice and well-being.
Founded
1983
Size
Medium
Help is here
Launched in 1984, Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Inc. (CADASI) serves individuals and families in Winnebago and Green Lake Counties who are struggling with the devastating effects of domestic abuse. The agency also educates the community on the dynamics of abuse and how it can help in the fight against domestic violence. It is the only agency providing comprehensive domestic violence programs and services to communities in both counties. Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services is committed to ending the cycle of violence by providing safety, support and advocacy to all abuse victims, as well as cultivating community awareness through collaborative education and prevention programs. Vision Our agency's vision is to reduce the incidents and the effects of domestic abuse in the communities we serve and create a long term and lasting difference in the lives of families affected by abuse.
Founded
1987
Size
Medium
Turning Hardship Into Hope.
LEAVEN was created in 1986 and opened its doors on January 1, 1987. The founders were local clergy, businesspeople, and community leaders. They were concerned about low income people not having emergency access to the basic necessities of life, not knowing where to turn for help, and the number of individuals who were going from place to place (particularly to churches) seeking assistance. Duplications of effort, and the real possibility of a few taking advantage of the charity of others, were also of great concern. The agency began with a tiny budget, a few volunteers, and a very part-time staff person. Since 1987, the agency has grown in budget, staff, and number of volunteers. There are currently over 200 volunteers that donate over 17,000 hours each year. This is equivalent to 8.3 full time employees and 67% of all hours worked. It has grown tremendously in its capacity for effective administration, raising money, growing endowments, and caring for the less fortunate in the Fox Valley Area.
Founded
1997
Size
Medium
Haven, help, hope
Established in 1984 as a program of the Outagamie County Department of Human Services, Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs began as a grassroots organization offering a safe shelter and basic crisis services to women and children hurt by domestic abuse. The mission of Harbor House is to lead a community-wide partnership in the prevention of domestic violence and abuse, and to offer safety and support to diverse families in crisis. To achieve this, Harbor House operates several programs including a shelter program, children's program, women's program, community education program, domestic violence intervention program and volunteer program.
Founded
1942
Size
Giant
Here for good
The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is a health and human services organization that promotes the social welfare of persons resident or located in the greater Saint Paul metropolitan area by all appropriate means, including: relief of the poor; care of the sick and aged; care and nurture of children; aid of the disadvantaged and otherwise needy; promotion of physical and mental health; support of rehabilitation and corrections; provision of needed housing and social services; and operation of residences and facilities for the aged, the infirm and those requiring special care.
Founded
1945
Size
Large
Moving from survive to thrive
Founded in 1897, The Neighborhood House mission is to help people, families and organizations develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence to thrive in diverse communities. Over 110 years later, Neighborhood House is a vibrant, thriving organization serving immigrants, refugees and low-income populations in need of a helping hand. Multi- lingual and multi-cultural, the organization serves people from around the world, who relocate to Minnesota seeking a better life for themselves and their families. In a comprehensive effort to break the cycle of poverty, Neighborhood House operates diverse programs that work together to stabilize lives.
Founded
1955
Size
Small
Connecting our community
Keystone Community Services is a community-based human service organization in St. Paul, Minnesota, offering a variety of human service programs for all ages at multiple sites. Our programs include three foodshelves and emergency assistance; a comprehensive Seniors Program that provides Meals on Wheels, peer counseling and programs for active seniors; case management for seniors, the disabled and at-risk families; a support program for Hmong youth and their families; and Youth Express, an employment and youth development program that operates two social enterprises - Express Bike Shop and Express Yourself Clothing.
Founded
1934
Size
Giant
Building healthy families & communities one job at a time
Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota provides comprehensive, proven employment, education and independence services, including: job preparation, skills training, job placement, family strengthening and support services. Other services include the Minneapolis FATHER Project, AgrAbility farm program and the Medical Equipment Loan Program. The mission of Goodwill/Easter Seals is to assist people with barriers to education, employment and independence in achieving their goals. We prepare people for work. We believe all people have the right to work. We advocate on behalf of persons with barriers to work by encouraging everyone to get involved in public policy initiatives.
Founded
1973
Size
Small
Your local foodshelf
ICA works to offer hope as we provide assistance to our neighbors in need. Our clients are neighbors who find themselves struggling to make ends meet. Most of our clients work, but do not make enough money to cover the basic needs of their families. Some are able to achieve financial stability rather quickly, while others require ongoing assistance and support.
Founded
1971
Size
Small
The Heart of South Minneapolis
Sabathani Community Center was founded in 1966 and is now a multi-service organization serving a diverse community in four program areas: Building strong, healthy families, creating school success for children and teens, keeping seniors active and healthy, and community-based health resources. It has created a focal point for community identity, empowerment and social change. Sabathani serves as a place where residents can gather in a welcoming environment, fellowship, build community, conduct business and receive programs and services that would move people forward.
Founded
2010
Size
Tiny
Reducing isolation and loneliness among elders while promoting their well-being and independence.
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly is a national network of non-profit volunteer-based organizations committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. We offer to people of goodwill the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and celebration of life. In living out this mission, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter of Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly strives to promote the well-being and independence of older adults in the Twin Cities Metro Area. LBFE staff provides in-home visits and phone calls, acts as advocates, makes referrals to other services, and helps these older adults solve problems. Program staff may also utilize Visiting Volunteers who can offer friendship to these older adults, help reconnect them to their community, and enhance their personal independence. The Twin Cities Chapter was founded in 1972.
Founded
1972
Size
Medium
Growing a stronger community
CEAP (Community Emergency Assistance Program) is a community-based charity that has partnered with other resources to assist people in need in the Twin Cities area for 40 years. Today, CEAP distributes approximately 1,000,000 pounds of food from the food shelf each year. Virtually all of the clients that CEAP works with fall into the categories of low-wage families and senior citizens, persons with disabilities, persons of color, the working poor, immigrants and/or refugees. CEAP's mission began as one of social love CEAP's current mission is to serve individuals and families in financial distress and to maximize their ability to live independently and with dignity.
Founded
1974
Size
Tiny
Supporting the Latino family for a better future
Centro is a partnership with Latino and Chicano families. Centro is a place where we offer respite from troubles, understanding to solve crises, education and encouragement to make change, nurturing and healing to strengthen families, art and culture to reaffirm our identity and value, and resources to build a better future. We envision a vibrant, diverse and inclusive Latin community that belongs and contributes to the social and economic vitality of Minnesota.
Founded
1978
Size
Medium
People helping people meet their basic needs.
Family Pathways is a charitable organization founded in 1978. Family Pathways' mission is to work with communities to develop supportive, caring relationships to help people meet their basic needs. This is done by providing a safety-net of essential services. Programs include: Hunger Relief, Aging Services, Refuge Network Domestic Abuse Program and Shelter, and Youth Program. Over 23,000 people are served each year. Service area includes the City of Forest Lake and the Counties of Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine in Minnesota and Polk County in Wisconsin. Together with volunteers, donors, and the community at large, our neighbors are given hope and stability in a time of need.
Founded
1980
Size
Tiny
Charity is good. Change is better.
Community Shares of Minnesota (formerly Community Solutions Fund) is a community-based fund for social justice. We bring people and resources together to create strong, healthy communities and a more equitable Minnesota. Community Shares of Minnesota is a workplace giving organization that turns up the heat. On discrimination. On situations that reinforce poverty. On attitudes that look the other way at inequality. And by turning up the heat with smart and effective solutions - led by the very communities that are often held down - we're creating a world where a single working parent has access to both good and affordable childcare. Where entire neighborhoods can have a voice in policy decisions that affect their daily lives. A place where charities become less necessary.
Founded
1979
Size
Tiny
Ending the cycle of abuse.
Founded in 1979, Domestic Abuse Project (DAP) dedicates its resources to breaking the cycle of violence and helping families transform from crisis to healthy and safe relationships. We seek to permanently break the cycle of family violence by leading societal change and by providing men, women, and children with essential tools needed to eliminate violence in their lives. We offer group and individual counseling for every member of a family: men, women, and children. Additionally, our advocates provide a range of advocacy services to survivors of domestic abuse. We can help you find safe shelter, obtain an Order for Protection, change your locks, and more. Court advocates help victims to navigate the complicated court system, so that their voices are heard.
Founded
1979
Size
Small
Reduce poverty, promote self sufficiency, and build community.
Founded in 1972, Neighbors is a social-service agency serving the northern Dakota County communities of Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul, West St. Paul, Mendota Heights, Mendota, Sunfish Lake and Lilydale. Primarily through the service of volunteers, Neighbors provides emergency assistance and supportive assistance programs, including the Food Shelf, which provides families with sufficient food for three meals a day for a week.
Founded
1983
Size
Tiny
Food clothing emergency assistance
Valley Outreach is a bridge between the crisis of the moment and the solution of the future. We serve our St. Croix Valley neighbors by providing food, clothing, emergency financial assistance, providing education and support services, while respecting individual dignity and offering encouragement and hope, and connections to support services that will help them get from where they are to where they want to be.
Founded
1985
Size
Tiny
To empower American Indian women and families
The Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center (MIWRC) is a social and educational services organization committed to the holistic growth and development of American Indian women and their families. Founded in 1984, MIWRC provides a broad range of programs designed to educate and empower American Indian women and their families, and to inform and assist those who work providing services to the community. Our mission is to empower American Indian women and families to exercise their cultural values and integrity, and to achieve sustainable life ways, while advocating for justice and equity. MIWRC is located in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis, which has the third largest urban American Indian population in the United States. MIWRC is the only organization addressing the gender and culturally specific needs of our community.
Founded
1991
Size
Medium
From a single act of kindness to nearly 3 million nutritious meals
Open Arms is the only nonprofit organization in Minnesota that cooks and delivers free meals specifically tailored to meet the nutrition needs of individuals living with cancer, HIV/AIDS, MS, and ALS. We also work with communities in sub-Saharan Africa, providing food and technical assistance for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Open Arms meals are tasty, convenient and healthy. Our professional chefs focus on using fresh ingredients in our meals instead of heavily processed food, so you can rest assured that you are getting great nutrition. We even have an urban farm that produces beautiful veggies for our kitchen during the summer and fall.
Founded
1994
Size
Tiny
Working to kick hunger for over 24 years
The Taste of the NFL aims to address the needs of the hungry and homeless by raising awareness and money through special events. Since 1992, the Taste of the NFL has rallied the country's top chefs and the NFL's greatest players to raise money in support of food banks throughout the United States. Through the efforts of hundreds of volunteers who help make “Taste of the NFL – Party With A Purpose” the single most successful charitable event at the Super Bowl, the Taste of the NFL organization continues to help feed the 37 million Americans who have turned to their local food banks for assistance. Millions of needs, thousands of families and dozens of new hunger projects have been affected by this major volunteer effort. Our goal: end hunger.
Founded
1994
Size
Small
Breaking the Cycle of Generational Poverty.
Twin Cities RISE! (TCR!) is an innovative anti-poverty organization that offers a comprehensive work skills training program for low-income adults in the Twin Cities area. The combination of work skills classes, Personal Empowerment, one-on-one coaching, and internship opportunities result in placement in full time, living wage jobs. TCR! provides employers with skilled workers, primarily men from communities of color in the Twin Cities area, by training under- and unemployed adults for skilled jobs that pay a living wage of at least $20,000 annually.
Founded
2005
Size
Tiny
Honor. Loyalty. Patriotism.
United American Patriots is a Judeo-Christian organization that supports the Constitution of the United States, The Bill of Rights, and our democratically elected form of representative government. We believe that citizenship in America carries certain absolute duties and responsibilities. Our mission statement sets forth the fundamental framework for this. The six (6) missions identified in our mission statement are: to support and promote peaceful religious freedoms of all mankind in our schools, in our courts and in our everyday life; to provide educational programs and other resources to advance patriotism; to protect the sovereignty of the United States of America by protecting our borders; we unequivocally support the men and women of our Armed Forces and their families, that have been called on time and time again to protect America. To assist our Armed Forces, we have established our WARRIOR FUND to “Defend our Defenders“; to promote Firearms Safety Training and Practice for American citizens of every age. To preserve our Second Amendment- the right to bear arms; to restore morality to our government and military by exposing and eliminating corruption. At United American Patriots, we recognize that these six (6) missions will dictate what sort of America we will leave to our children, grandchildren and generations to come.
Founded
2008
Size
Tiny
"If Not Me, Then Who..."
Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) empowers veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations. In 2007, 1stLt Travis Manion (USMC) was killed in Iraq while saving his wounded teammates. Today, Travis' legacy lives on in the words he spoke before leaving for his final deployment, "If Not Me, Then Who..." Guided by this mantra, veterans continue their service, develop strong relationships with their communities, and thrive in their post-military lives. As a result, communities prosper and the character of our nation's heroes live on in the next generation.
Founded
1965
Size
Large
Strengthening communities by strengthening families
Founded in 1963, FamilyMeans' mission is to strengthen communities by strengthening families. FamilyMeans offers many programs to help families and individuals in need. Whether you're looking for counseling or therapy help, assistance in managing debt, financial planning, budgets, or money management, caregiver support, youth programs, and much more in the St. Croix Valley and surrounding areas, FamilyMeans can help strengthen your family and community.
Founded
1971
Size
Small
Your first call in Johnson County
The Crisis Center of Johnson County is a volunteer-driven organization that provides immediate and non-judgmental support for individuals facing emotional, food, or financial crisis. The people of The Crisis Center of Johnson County are passionate about treating individuals in crisis as valuable human beings. From this passion comes the ability to excel at providing practical help. The Crisis Center answers in a caring way when a person asks for emotional or material support in Johnson County. The Crisis Center provides immediate resources or referrals. In addition, The Crisis Center works collaboratively with individuals and organizations to help prevent and prepare for future needs.
Founded
1965
Size
Tiny
Dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged, at-risk and special needs children throughout Iowa.
Founded in 1937, Variety the Children's Charity of Iowa is dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged, at-risk and special needs children throughout Iowa. Due to the generous support of individuals and the corporate community, Variety has provided funding for capital projects, essential medical equipment and special programs to more than 300 charities throughout Iowa and neighboring states. In addition, over 280 Sunshine Coaches are transporting kids across the state.
Founded
1938
Size
Giant
Providing opportunities for persons with barriers to employment
Founded in 2001, MERS/Missouri Goodwill's missions is to provide opportunities for persons with barriers to employment to work and live more independently in the community. MERS/Missouri Goodwill provides a variety of programs and services to help support this mission. Some of the many programs and services offered are career counseling, skills training, education and literacy programs, employment services, and more. Our organization also provides job opportunities through the Custodial and Business Contracts Division. Those who are hired through the MERS Goodwill Custodial and Business Contracts Division become well-trained and reliable workers. MERS Goodwill is then able to better serve local businesses with services like office cleaning, snow removal, paper processing, and more. The revenue from these services then goes back into more training and education programs, so that we can continue to provide reliable, quality contracted business services.
Founded
1972
Size
Small
Providing safety, comfort & hope
The mission of Newhouse is to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing the tools that allow individuals and families to make positive choices and lead self-sufficient lives. Newhouse primarily serves Kansas City's urban core—an area where the majority of people live below poverty level, are exposed to high rates drugs/crime, and lack adequate education and employment skills. Our 88-bed shelter and transitional facility provides safety, respite, and a host of wraparound services to affect a positive change.
Founded
1976
Size
Small
Where violence ends and healthy relationships begin
Founded in 1976, Safe Connections is proud to be one of the St. Louis region's oldest and largest organizations working to prevent and end domestic and sexual violence while helping survivors reclaim their lives. Our services include prevention education, crisis intervention and counseling. Our counseling and support groups help women and teens; our Crisis Helpline is answered by someone who cares 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; and our educators visit schools and colleges, sharing skills for keeping relationships free from control and abuse.
Founded
1982
Size
Tiny
Serving St. Louis for over 30 years!
The general purpose of the Loaves and Fishes is to provide emergency housing to those without shelter and food assistance to those who have been struck by todays economic hardships. The seed of Loaves and Fishes was planted in 1981 when a homeless man knocked on the door of Dr. Donald C. and Dr. Dorothy M. Femmer's home at 2750 McKelvey Road. Today Loaves and Fishes has matured into a thriving food pantry and homeless shelter that provides food for over 4000 people and housing for over 250 women and children each year.
Founded
1983
Size
Large
A bright light in a community that cares.
Hope House's works to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing safe refuge and supportive services that educate and empower women and children. Hope House will advocate social change that protects and engenders a person's right to live a life free of abuse. Hope House services form a safety net of prevention, education and support for thousands of people traumatized by domestic violence every year. Residential services are provided through two secure locations in Independence and Lee's Summit, Missouri and comprehensive outreach services are provided to those not needing secure shelter.
Founded
1989
Size
Small
Providing nutritional support to men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS or cancer in the greater St. Louis area
Food Outreach is a St. Louis area organization whose mission is to provide nutritional support and enhance the quality of life of low-income men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS or cancer. It was founded in 1988 by friends caring for friends living with HIV/AIDS and then expanded in 2006 to include those with cancer. In 2015, more than 534,000 meals were provided to 2,000+ clients in need. Food Outreach is run by nine full-time employees, one part-time employee, and over 700 volunteers who cook, pack and distribute meals.
Founded
1992
Size
Medium
Transforming Military Service into Civilian Success
Hire Heroes USA empowers U.S. military members, veterans, and spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce. Our team of former military and business professionals effectively trains veterans in the skills of self-marketing, then supports their career search until they find good jobs with great companies. The hallmark of our program is a personal approach where each veteran receives dedicated assistance from a highly-trained staff member in order to help the veteran overcome barriers to employment. Signature services also include group workshops and connecting the job seeker with veteran-friendly companies and employment opportunities through the Hire Heroes USA Job Board.
Founded
1995
Size
Small
A place of healing, a voice of hope for abused women and their children
Lydia's House works in faith to end domestic violence, by being a place of healing and a voice of hope for abused women and their children. Lydia's House fulfills this mission by: providing safe, affordable transitional housing in a confidential location for a maximum of two years; assisting women and their children to create and implement long term individual life-goal plans which include education, training, employment, and safe housing; facilitating access to information and referrals to community resources; and creating awareness about domestic violence through a speakers' bureau and an outreach educational ministry.
Founded
1997
Size
Medium
Inspired by Christian faith, Bishop Sullivan Center shows God's love to people in financial hardship.
Founded in 1996, Bishop Sullivan Center is one of the largest providers of emergency assistance in the Kansas City area. Our Mission Statement says: Inspired by Christian faith, Bishop Sullivan Center shows God's love to people in financial hardship by providing food, help in finding jobs and other aid. Beyond material assistance, Bishop Sullivan Center strives to build relationships between those who live in poverty and those who do not, promoting mutual understanding and affirming the dignity of all. We have 3 locations, 2 in Kansas City, MO and one in Kansas City, KS.
Founded
1996
Size
Large
Return the favor
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Foundation seeks to provide unique and urgently needed services that improve the lives of veterans, military personnel and their families all the while supporting positive citizen involvement for the betterment of U.S. communities. Our varied programs include long-distance communication options for our troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and military hospitals through distribution of telephone cards (almost 10,000,000 so far) and Cyber Café calling days; financial grants for military families in need to help pay for rent, mortgage, utilities, medical treatment and food; assistance for veterans in the filing of entitlement claims with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; and patriotic student essay contests that award money for college to America's youth; etc. All of our programs are non-political, free and require no VFW-affiliation for assistance.
Founded
2001
Size
Medium
Enhancing the quality of life for mature adults
The OASIS Institute, founded in 1982, is a national 501(c)(3) organization that promotes healthy aging by providing lifelong learning, health programs, and volunteer service opportunities. Through it's programs, OASIS puts into practice the finding of the landmark MacArthur Foundation study of Aging in America. Researchers Rowe and Kahn found that the key ingredients for a high quality of life are maintaining a low risk for disease, a high level of engagement with the community and high physical and cognitive function, and "it is the combination of all three that represents the concept of successful aging fully."Today, OASIS programs are offered in 55 cities.
Founded
2003
Size
Medium
We just call it home.
The Next Door will equip women in crisis to develop lives of wholeness and hope. The Next Door provides a continuum of evidence based services for women and their families impacted by addiction, mental illness, trauma and/or incarceration with Christ-centered compassionate care. We are a Christ-centered organization. We welcome all people. No one is forced to believe in Christ, but they will be cared for with Christ-centered principles.
Founded
1968
Size
Medium
Helping children with physical and mental disabilities reach their full potential
Founded in 1932, the mission of Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis is to serve children with physical and mental disabilities in the Greater St. Louis region whose needs would not be met were it not for Variety's sustained commitment. Variety serves these children each time they need assistance, from infancy to the age of 21, focusing on four core areas to help kids become independent and productive: gifting medical equipment for mobility and independence; developing unique education and recreational programs; and funding therapy. Variety partners with 75 agencies to support programs and give scholarships that directly impact the lives of Variety children.
Founded
2003
Size
Giant
Better health. One connection at a time.
Health Leads is a social enterprise that envisions a healthcare system that addresses all patients' basic resource needs as a standard part of quality care.For 20 years, Health Leads has worked with leading healthcare organizations to tackle social co-morbidities by connecting patients to the community-based resources they need to be healthy - from food to transportation to healthcare benefits.Health Leads is committed to leveraging its tools, expertise and direct services to change what "counts" as healthcare - and accelerate the leadership, best practices, incentives and research required to improve the health and well-being of patients.
Founded
2004
Size
Small
Nourishing the Community
The Banquet meal ministry was founded in 1985 starting with just one meal per week. We now serve 13 meals per week at two locations. The Banquet is a volunteer-based ministry, which means our meals are paid for, prepared by, and served by volunteer groups who come from Sioux Falls and the surrounding area. In 2016 The Banquet served 196,000 meals, and at least 25,000 of those meals were served to children under 12. We go through approximately 15,000 gallons of milk each year.
Founded
1991
Size
Large
Helping Native Americans living on the tribal reservations in South Dakota
The Native American Heritage Association (NAHA) is dedicated to helping Native Americans living on the tribal reservations in South Dakota. The state of South Dakota is home to some of America's most scenic landscapes, the Badlands, and also the home to the poorest people in our nation. NAHA supports the Sioux people through medical, food, fuel, and clothing programs.
Founded
2015
Size
Tiny
Providing food and fellowship to those in need
For 28 years, The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries (SSKP) has provided food and fellowship to residents in need along the Connecticut shoreline by providing hot meals and groceries. We serve the towns of Essex, Chester, Clinton, Madison, Old Saybrook, East Lyme, Lyme, Old Lyme, Killingworth, Westbrook & Deep River. Last year 7,949 people registerered at our food pantries, and our guests received enough food for 1,073,906 meals. Our pantries distributed 1,316,283 lbs of food in 2016. Home-style meals are served daily at one of our 8 meal sites. Groceries are available each week at one of our 5 pantries. Frozen, microwaveable meals are prepared by our 2 Heat & Eat kitchens, and distributed at our pantries. When a guest attends our pantry, they receive enough food for 3 meals worth of food for 3 days for each member of their household. All of SSKP's sites are located in faith communities, and we employ only a small staff, operating with the assistance of over 900 caring volunteers.
Founded
1984
Size
Small
Safe shelter and so much more
Friendship Home exists to support, shelter and advocate for victims of domestic violence and their children.Friendship Home Seeks To:Provide a continuum of safe, confidential shelter options-from emergency shelter through transitional shelter.Provide a rich array of crisis intervention services, case management and emotional support to those we shelter as well as those who are waiting for shelter; helping them to rebuild their lives, free from fear.Address the many complexities and barriers associated with domestic violence and sexual assault on an individual level as well as a community systems level.Continue to reach out to survivors through individual advocacy, emergency case management and support groups after they leave shelter, offering an environment where survivors feel welcome and are encouraged to share their stories and their wisdom with others.
Founded
2002
Size
Tiny
Small change. A world of difference.
Modest Needs works to stop the cycle of poverty before it starts for the low-income workers whom conventional philanthropy has forgotten. We do this by empowering compassionate members of the general public to safely and securely help hard-working, low-income households to afford the kinds of short-term emergency expenses. Since 2002, by working together in this very 'modest' way, Modest Needs' donors have stopped 7,659 low-income individuals and families from entering the vicious cycle of poverty and a lifetime of dependence on the public welfare system for their survival. Together, we can make sure that no hard-working person is ever forced to choose between taking a child to the doctor and putting food on the table.
Founded
2015
Size
Giant
Strong, self-sufficient Native American communities
Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) is a 501c3 nonprofit committed to championing hope for a brighter future for Native Americans living on remote, isolated and impoverished reservations. Collaborating with reservation partners, we provide immediate relief and support long-term solutions for strong, self-sufficient Native American communities. PWNA provides consistent aid and services for Native Americans with the highest needs in the U.S. We care about quality of life and the self-determined goals of the tribes. Formerly known as National Relief Charities, we provide critical supplies; support education, community initiatives, and capacity building for emerging leaders; and connect outside resources directly to the reservations through our distribution network. PWNA programs (AIEF, ROAR, AIRC, SNRF, NAA, CIN, SWIRC and NRF) support education, Northern Plains and Southwest reservation aid, and animal welfare. PWNA provides aid for 250,000 Native Americans each year and yet there is more to do.
Founded
1946
Size
Giant
Ensuring that people with disabilities have opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities
Founded by Senator Arthur Capper in 1920, Easter Seals Capper Foundation provides exceptional individualized services to ensure that people with disabilities and their families have opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. We provides services to children, teenagers and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Services include, Early Intervention, Pediatric Therapies, Recreation, Professional & Family Training, Parent Support, Equipment Loan, Case Management, Residential & Day Services, Supported Employment, Wellness Monitoring and In-Home Supports
Founded
1981
Size
Large
Support for survivors of domestic violence
Opened in 1984, SAFEHOME has provided services in the Kansas City area for over 30 years. SAFEHOME's services continue to expand to meet the growing needs of victims of domestic violence in our community. In addition to a 12-week shelter program for women, services also include a specialized children's program at the shelter and outreach counseling services. In 2012, 17,950 safe nights were provided to women and children fleeing violence; 4,207 calls were received through our crisis hotline. 998 clients were helped with court advocacy; and over 941 clients spent over 11,700 hours in counseling. Volunteers donated 36,548 hours in 2012. Education about domestic violence in the community and schools reached 15,781 adults and 8,242 youth in 2012.
Founded
1988
Size
Tiny
Transforming checkouts into charitable acts
making change promotes human dignity, wellness and self-sufficient communities. We do this by enabling retailers to provide support to non-profit agencies whose missions are to promote health, education and community spirit. We accomplish this through cause marketing promotions, special events, in-store point-of-purchase campaigns, and fundraising support.
Founded
1975
Size
Small
Opening the beauty and challenge of outdoor adventures to people with special needs
Founded in 1972, Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC) believes that everyone, regardless of physical or financial limitations, should have the opportunity to experience the challenge and beauty of the wilderness. Through ETC's Sea Kayaking, River Rafting, Cross-Country Skiing and Youth Leadership School adventures, people with disabilities and other special needs overcome perceived limitations, attain greater personal freedom and confidence, and better understand themselves in relation to others and the environment. Every year over 2,000 people join us on outdoor adventures. These are people of all ages who have hearing impairments, physical, emotional or developmental disabilities or are living with a serious illness. We also provide outdoor education programs for school groups and economically disadvantaged youth.
Founded
1979
Size
Large
Breaking the cycle of domestic violence
Founded in 1978 Rose Brooks Center is a comprehensive domestic violence agency that provides a full continuum of care including prevention programming, crisis intervention and other supportive services to thousands of women and children each year. Today, Rose Brooks Center offers an emergency shelter for up to 75 women and children, a violence prevention program in 37 schools, a hospital advocacy program located in six area hospitals, a children's therapeutic program, court advocacy, outreach counseling and a Transitional Housing Program. All programs are offered from one site helping to provide victims of domestic violence a full continuum of care to heal and become independent from violence.
Founded
1949
Size
Medium
Providing the highest level of fire, rescue and emergency medical services
Founded in 1937, the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad provides their community with the security and peace of mind that comes from having emergency services that are among the best in the United States. The Rescue Squad is a philanthropically operated, community supported organization that provides the highest level of fire, rescue, and emergency medical services for the communities of Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Upper Northwest Washington, D.C.
Founded
2010
Size
Large
Community services that build better futures
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Baltimore works those impacted by poverty have the skills and resources to achieve their full potential. Helping people escape poverty requires a broad scope of services that reach people at their level of need. We help individuals and families with basic needs that sustain and stabilize, such as food, clothing, and shelter. We also help people regain their self-sufficiency and achieve better futures through transitional and permanent supportive housing, educational services to children and youth, and occupational skills training and job placement.Our ValuesFaith: We see God's image in every person, inspired by Christ's teachings and the Catholic Faith Dignity: We affirm the dignity of each individual by offering respect, compassion, and care, by embracing diversity, and by serving people of all backgrounds.Collaboration: We actively engage partners and the broader community in our work to achieve collective impact.Service: We recognize service as an opportunity to give as well as to receive.Excellence: We relentlessly pursue the highest standards, embracing innovation and best practices.Stewardship: We use our resources responsibly and efficiently, and we hold ourselves accountable for transparency and measurable results.
Founded
1963
Size
Giant
AARP Foundation is working to win back opportunity for struggling Americans 50+.
AARP Foundation is working to win back opportunity for struggling Americans 50+ by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face today: housing, hunger, income and isolation. By coordinating responses to these issues on all four fronts at once, and supporting them with vigorous legal advocacy, the Foundation serves the unique needs of those 50+ while working with local organizations nationwide to reach more people, strengthen communities, work more efficiently and make resources go further. AARP Foundation is AARP's affiliated charity. Learn more at www.aarpfoundation.org.
Founded
1969
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Growing Opportunities
Melwood advocates for and empowers individuals of differing abilities to transform their own lives through unique opportunities to work and play in the community.
Founded
1970
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Building and strengthening vibrant urban communities in north central Baltimore.
Established in 1969, Greater Homewood Community Corporation (GHCC) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build and strengthen vibrant urban communities in north central Baltimore City. Our work centers on the pillars of vibrant urban living: safe streets, good and diverse quality housing stock, quality schools, and livability. Much like the neighborhoods we serve, our programs are interconnected and bolster our holistic approach to fulfilling our mission.
Founded
1986
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Medium
Together We're Stronger
National Military Family Association is the only national organization that for more than 45 years has represented officer and enlisted families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Public Health Service. We help those seeking resources for: themselves and combat-weary service members returning home from war with fragile mental heath, for optimistic-but-anxious children separated from parents during deployments, for spouses forging ahead with educations to build better lives for their families or to prepare for the unthinkable, for widows seeking information about benefits available to them as they cope with their losses, and for proud parents of single service members. We identify and work with others to resolve emerging military family-related issues.
Founded
1972
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Small
Providing services to low-income and homeless families and individuals
Community Family Life Services (CFLS) was founded in 1969 by First Trinity Lutheran Church to address the needs of recently released ex-offenders and their families. Since then, we have grown and evolved to provide services to low-income and homeless families and individuals in the District of Columbia and now serve more than 5,000 people annually. At CFLS, our mission is to give people living in poverty and homelessness the tools they need to move towards permanent economic and social self-sufficiency. Not only do we offer short-term crisis assistance, but we also empower families and individuals to change their lives for the better. Our dedicated staff and volunteers provide a variety of services in the following areas: housing services; supportive services & community outreach; and youth development and advocacy.
Founded
1975
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Age well. Live well.
Since 1975, Iona Senior Services has served as a respected and trusted provider of essential services for metro Washington DC adults age 60+, family caregivers, and the community. Iona's mission is to support people as they experience the challenges and opportunities of aging. We educate, advocate, and provide community-based programs and services to help people age well and live well. We envision a community that celebrates, values, respects and protects the contributions and possibilities of every individual.
Founded
1980
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Large
Prevention. Intervention. Advocacy.
House of Ruth Maryland leads the fight to end violence against women and their children by confronting the attitudes, behaviors and systems that perpetuate it, and by providing victims with the services necessary to rebuild their lives safely and free of fear. Our vision is that one day, every woman in Maryland will be safe in her own home.
Founded
1979
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Providing vulnerable residents of Washington, DC with comprehensive services
Founded in 1974, Bread for the City provides vulnerable residents of Washington, DC with comprehensive services including food, clothing, medical care, legal, and social services in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. We promote the mutual collaboration of clients, volunteers, donors, staff, and other community partners to alleviate the suffering caused by poverty and to rectify the conditions that perpetuate it. Today, Bread for the City offers its six primary programs from our two centers in Northwest and Southeast D.C. We serve an average of 10,000 D.C. residents every month, totaling more than 32,000 individuals annually.
Founded
1944
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Providing help to blind people
The American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults is a service agency that specializes in providing help to blind people that is not readily available to them from government programs or other existing service systems. The purpose of the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults is to assist blind and deaf-blind persons in securing reading matter, to educate the public about blindness, to provide specialized aids and appliances to the blind, to give consultation to governmental and private agencies serving the blind, to offer assistance to those losing vision in their later years, to offer services to blind children and their parents, and to work towards improving the quality of life for the blind and deaf-blind.
Founded
1981
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Necessity knows no season.
Incorporated in 1981, the Fuel Fund of Maryland provides resources to vulnerable Maryland families for heat and home utility needs. We support and advocate collaborative funding and services that ensure affordable energy to families that must overcome hardship caused by poverty and assist these families to meet their human needs. The Fuel Fund serves vulnerable Marylanders in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard and Montgomery counties. In 2007 we helped nearly 18,000 individuals. The target population is families and individuals in Central Maryland who live at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Founded
1982
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Services to empower survivors of domestic violence
Founded in 1979, My Sister's Place (MSP) is an interactive community committed to eradicating domestic violence. We provide safe, confidential shelter, programs, education and advocacy for battered women and their children. Our goal is to empower women to take control of their own lives. From the moment a woman and her children arrive at our emergency shelter, compassionate and professional staff supply victims of domestic violence with the tools necessary to attain self-sufficiency. Among the highest priorities beyond safety for each shelter resident are: securing transitional or permanent housing before the end of their stay in our emergency shelter; enrolling in higher education or job training or securing stable employment; developing a personalized safety plan; and receiving counseling to enhance coping skills.
Founded
1982
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Independence starts here
The Jewish Foundation for Group Homes (JFGH) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the independence, dignity, choice, and community inclusion of individuals with disabilities, regardless of faith or creed. JFGH's programs support more than 200 individuals in over 70 sites throughout the Washington D.C Metropolitan area. Support is provided through JFGH's residential, transitioning youth and social programs. Our Mission is to provide individuals with developmental disabilities and/or chronic mental disorders with the opportunity to live independently within the community with dignity, personal choice, and respect while offering the opportunity to experience Jewish life and supporting others with the opportunity to practice their own faith.
Founded
1983
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Large
Energy for life
Bridgewater HealthCare Foundation (BHFI) was formed in 1983 to raise funds to support the mission of Bridgewater Retirement Community with special emphasis on residents who have exhausted their financial resources, and to enhance all programs related to resident care. The Foundation provides funding for resident care, capital and non-capital needs and special projects as directed by the Board of Directors. The Foundation in an autonomous, operating organization governed by a separate recommending Board of Directors to guide fundraising efforts.
Founded
1984
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Providing emergency aid and other services to veterans severely disabled in the War on Terror
Founded in 1984, The mission of the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes is to help severely-wounded veterans and families of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn recover from their injuries and illnesses, and to inspire other organizations and the general public to participate in this effort.
Founded
1985
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No kid hungry
No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 5 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need.