Here are some of our favorite charities located in Atlanta, GA. We have made sure each of them are eligible for tax deductions when you help your local community by donating your car. Your values and choice can make a difference.
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Making Atlanta the safest and most inviting city for all its residents, workers and visitors
The Atlanta Police Foundation exists to make Atlanta the safest and most inviting city for all its residents, workers and visitors. They aim to promote excellence in police services, mobilize the community to support the Atlanta Police Department and engage in public safety, and provide programs considered to have the most immediate impact on crime prevention and emergency preparedness.
Defending dignity, fighting poverty
Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. Our mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. Drawing strength from our global diversity, resources and experience, we promote innovative solutions and are advocates for global responsibility. We facilitate lasting change by: strengthening capacity for self-help; providing economic opportunity; delivering relief in emergencies; influencing policy decisions at all levels; and addressing discrimination in all its forms. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty.
Advancing creative solutions to assure fairness and excellence in education
The Southern Education Foundation (SEF), created in 1867, works to advance creative solutions to ensure fairness and excellence in education for all. Through a variety of programs and strategies involving research, analysis, advocacy, technical assistance, and outreach, SEF works to improve education policy and practice; inform the public about education issues and policy options; strengthen parent, school, and private sector efforts to better meet the needs of underachieving students; and to promote a high quality of universal education. SEF believes that America needs to develop the talents and contributions of all of its people in order to thrive and create a shared and prosperous future for everyone.
Great Futures Start Here
Formed in 1906, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) is a national organization of local chapters which provide after-school programs for young people. Boys & Girls Clubs annually serve nearly 4 million young people, through membership and community outreach, in some 4,100 Club facilities throughout the country and BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. The mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens, by providing a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Inspire. Educate. Connect.
FEE's mission is to inspire, educate and connect future leaders with the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society. For young minds interested in an introduction to free market economics and its foundations in the broader philosophy of individual liberty, FEE is the best source for inspiring content, programs and community. FEE is not an academic or political organization; instead our focus is making the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society widely accessible, easily understood and energizing to young minds. We do this by delivering content that is substantive and thoughtful in forms most convenient to our customers, including in-person seminars and lectures, web-delivered content, printed material in book and magazine form, and networking opportunities.
Setting a new standard in urological care
The Jenkins Clinic seeks to deliver the highest possible level of medical and surgical care for urological conditions, train experienced surgeons in advanced diagnosis and surgical procedures, conduct clinical research, and design surgical devices and instruments.
Leadership, Education and Development
We strive to address education access and excellence by establishing a cross-sector collaborative of corporate, government agency, higher education, and non-profit partnerships, that focus on developing high potential youth of diverse backgrounds into high achievers and responsible leaders. LEAD accomplishes this mission by fostering a vibrant community for students to gain the skills, experience and encouragement they need to fulfill their educational and professional aspirations in the fields of business, engineering and computer science.
Live to Lead.
C5 Georgia is dedicated to creating Character-driven, Community-focused, Challenge-ready, College-bound teens Committed to a better future. Our five-year program of immersive, intensive student involvement is unique and recognized as an exemplary model. In 2010, we celebrated the graduation of the very first students to complete the full C5 Georgia program. The mission of C5 Georgia is to inspire high-potential youth from risk-filled environments to pursue personal success, to prepare them for leadership roles in college, work and community, and to motivate them to become role models for others.
Committed to the rescue of homeless and street kids
STANDUP FOR KIDS (SUFK), founded in 1990, is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless and at-risk youth and young adults. Its National Headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia. The core mission is to end the cycle of youth homelessness throughout the United States. STANDUP FOR KIDS carries out this mission every day in cities across America through our national volunteers, who go to the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives by providing and connecting them with life-saving services. The mission is also furthered through deterrence and resource programs provided in schools and via the internet. All facets of this mission are guided by the mandate that our volunteers shall tell the kids they care about them and then, at every turn, prove it. STANDUP FOR KIDS continuously strives to provide life-saving and outreach services to homeless, street kids and at-risk youth
Helping people. Saving gorillas.
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International is dedicated to the conservation, protection and study of gorillas and their habitats in Africa. Founded originally by Dian Fossey as the Digit Fund, the organization has since grown to incorporate a holistic and integrated approach, which includes close collaboration with local communities as well as partners from around the world. In addition, we believe that the value of our work is even more far reaching. When gorillas are protected, so are their important forest habitats, which are important ecosystems that support our planet and all life on earth.
Great Futures Start Here
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta works to save and change the lives of children and teens, especially those who need us most, by providing a safe, positive, and engaging environment and programs that prepare and inspire them to achieve Great Futures. Through 25+ Clubs in 10 metro counties, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta's trained and professional staff serves nearly 3,500 youth daily. Programs focus on helping kids succeed in school, live healthier and become leaders. While it costs nearly $5,700 to serve each child, families only pay $50 per child. By 2020, we are working to make sure that 90 percent of the kids coming to our Clubs three days or more per week are on track to graduate on time, live healthy, and give back to their community.
Connecting people, history, and culture
Formed in 1926 as the Atlanta Historical Society, the Atlanta History Center strives to connect people, history, and culture through one of the country's premier History Centers. The Atlanta History Center is a unique campus that houses the Atlanta History Museum, Centennial Olympic Games Museum, Swan House, Tullie Smith Farm, six historic gardens, and the Kenan Research Center. The Atlanta History Center also includes the Margaret Mitchell House, located off-site at our Midtown campus. Throughout the year, we bring history to life through living history programs, lectures with award-winning authors, toddler programs, homeschool days, school tours, summer camps, music series, annual festivals such as Sheep to Shawl, and much more.
United Way of Greater Atlanta engages all segments of our community to drive sustainable change in education, income, health and homelessness while continuing to address urgent and basic human care. Our vision is for metro Atlanta to be a place where all individuals and families thrive. We are working on six important goals to ensure a strong community: ensuring that babies are born healthy; children enter school ready to learn and graduate prepared for careers; young people avoid risky behaviors; families are self sufficient; people have access to primary health care; and homeless people are housed within one year.
The power of education begins here
Founded in 1888, Sheltering Arms is Georgia's oldest nonprofit early childhood education program, and one of its most respected. Our mission is to serve working families with high quality, affordable child care and education and comprehensive support services, as well as to provide professional development for early childhood educators and community outreach. Founded by Atlanta volunteers, Sheltering Arms now annually serves more than 3,600 children, ages six weeks to five years old, and their families, in 16 centers in six metro Atlanta counties.
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
First opened in 1858, the YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta, reflecting its Judeo-Christian heritage, is an association of volunteers, members and staff open to and serving all, providing programs and services which develop spirit, mind, and body. The YMCA actively seeks to identify and involve those in need. We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities by enriching the lives of all people in spirit, mind, and body. All YMCA programs are anchored in ideals such as core character values and leadership development, providing programs that serve the needs of the community and enrich individuals.
Atlanta Mission (formally Atlanta Union Mission) was established in 1938 as a refuge for homeless and hungry individuals displaced by the Great Depression. Over the years, the Mission has grown from a single shelter in downtown Atlanta to six facilities, which provide emergency food and shelter, residential recovery programs and transitional housing. Atlanta Union Mission is a Christian ministry that brings Christ's healing power to any person in crisis through programs of rescue and recovery. The Mission serves as many as 1,070 men, women and children every day of the year.
ONE FOR ALL & ALL FOR ART
The Woodruff Arts Center is one of the largest arts centers in the world, home to the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre, the Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the High Museum of Art, the leading art museum in the Southeast. Each year, these centers of artistic excellence play host to more than 1.2 million patrons at the Woodruff Arts Center's Midtown Atlanta location, one of the only arts centers in the U.S. to host both visual and performing arts on a single campus. The Woodruff Arts Center also offers remarkable education programming through each of its arts partners. Through their combined efforts, the Woodruff Arts Center serves more than 100,000 students annually and is the largest arts educator in Georgia.
The place to find your Society pet
The Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) is the oldest private charitable organization in Atlanta, founded in 1873. The AHS - an Atlanta pet adoption center with a proven track record of helping the city's homeless, abused, and neglected animals - offers many additional public-wide services, including a Canine Play Yard for potential adopters, spaying and neutering, dog training and educational programs, and a veterinary clinic. Unlike many other animal shelters around the country, the AHS never euthanizes because of space or time constraints. In 2008, the shelter provided care and adoption of over 7,300 animals, and the clinic accommodated nearly 7,000 medical cases/visits.
Transforming Atlanta, strengthening families, one child at a time.
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change lives for the better, forever.Our vision: Transforming Atlanta, strengthening families, one child at a time.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta helps support a network of social and humanitarian agencies in Atlanta, Israel, and communities around the world. We strive to provide a voice for Atlanta's 100,000-member Jewish community. We are here for the children and the elderly, for people with disabilities and the poor, for the sick and the lost and the forgotten. From day care to healthcare, from job training to Jewish education, from community service to at-risk counseling to immigrant resettlement, we care for the vulnerable, rescue the imperiled and revitalize the human spirit. The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta is the backbone of the Jewish community in Atlanta and a vital link in the Jewish chain around the world.
We conserve Georgia land and waters.
Founded in 1967, the Georgia Conservancy is a statewide, member-supported environmental organization. Our mission is to protect Georgia's natural resources for present and future generations by advocating sound environmental policies, advancing sustainable growth practices and facilitating common-ground solutions to environmental challenges.The Conservancy focuses on environmental advocacy, land conservation, coastal protection, growth management and water quality and supply.Our Vision: a Georgia where people and the environment thrive.
What moves you?
Founded in 1929, Atlanta Ballet is the longest continuously operating ballet company in the United States. Atlanta Ballet's eclectic repertoire spans ballet history, highlighted by beloved classics and inventive originals. Atlanta Ballet opened the Centre for Dance Education in 1996 and is dedicated to nurturing young dancers while providing an outlet for adults to express their creativity. With diverse class offerings and student population, the Centre serves over 150,000 people in metro Atlanta each year. Atlanta Ballet's roots remain firmly grounded in the Atlanta community and continue to play a vital role in the city's cultural growth and revitalization.
Changing Lives One Word At A Time
Literacy Action was created in 1968 with a vision to build a society where parents are able to help their children with homework, workers are prepared to enter the job market and succeed, and families can use education to leverage themselves out of poverty and become self-sufficient. Today, Literacy Action is the largest community-based literacy agency in Georgia, where professional adult-education teachers provide the full continuum of courses needed by low-income, undereducated adults. Our mission is to build better futures for undereducated adults by teaching life, literacy and work skills that empower them to reach their highest potential.
Because children should never come last
Since its inception in 1890, Families First has continually strived to provide solutions for children and families facing life's greatest challenges. Families First is the largest and the leading non-profit family service agency in Georgia--- serving more than 40,000 children and families each year and serving metro Atlanta for more than 100 years. Our mission is to ensure the success of children in jeopardy by empowering families. We deliver empowering and sustainable solutions for children and families-improving child well-being, adult self-sufficiency and parenting skills. Families First solutions include residential services for children and young mothers; support services for chronically homeless families; family counseling services; training and skills development for young parents; foster care and adoption services; and programs to engage parents in children's education.
Much more than marionettes
The mission of the Center for Puppetry Arts is to entertain and enlighten audiences, nurture the world community of artists, expand the puppetry art form, and explore the past, present, and future of puppetry. The Center is a unique cultural treasure - a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened and entertained. Since 1978, the Center has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and art of puppetry, and has touched the lives of many through enchanting performances, curriculum-based workshops and the hands-on Museum, as well as distance learning and outreach programs. Three performance series host a variety of shows geared towards educating as well as entertaining audiences; the Center's Museum houses a collection of puppets, books, posters and videos from around the world.
Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold
Girls Incorporated of Greater Atlanta inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through teaching girls to manage money, deal with peer pressure, critically examine the media, and develop a love of science and math. These programs equip girls to navigate gender, economic and social barriers allowing them to break the cycle of poverty, achieve academic success and become healthy, educated and independent adults. Through our intentional and compensatory programs, we are building a financially stable, competent and empowered generation of girls.Girls Inc. began in 1976 as the Girls Club of Cobb County serving girls out of a one-room trailer. Each year Girls Inc. serves 1,000 girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade through comprehensive In-School, After-School and Summer Camp programming in Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties. In the past 40 years Girls Inc. has expanded to serve over 100,000 girls in these areas.
The Champion of Yes
Founded in 1948, The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes. Leading the fight for the arthritis community, the Arthritis Foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Our goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for living a full life – and making each day another stride towards a cure. We also publish Arthritis Today, the award-winning magazine that reaches 4.2 million readers.
Connecting passion with purpose
Since 1951 The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has been connecting community members, nonprofits and other partners to strengthen the Atlanta region through philanthropy. There are more than 700 community foundations across the country each with one goal - to create a vital, philanthropic community within their geographic area. The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta does that right here in Atlanta within our 23-county region. As a community foundation, we focus on four key goals: engaging our community; strengthening our region's non-profits; advancing public will; and practicing organizational excellence.
Presenting opera productions of the highest standards possible
The Atlanta Opera strives to present opera productions of the highest standards possible, while fostering education about the art form and encouraging its growth with services and programs designed to fill the needs of the community. Founded in 1979, The Atlanta Opera directly serves almost 100,000 people annually in Metropolitan Atlanta. The Atlanta Opera strives to expand the experience of its patrons with memorable and exciting performances reflecting the highest musical and theatrical standards, while supporting community and educational programs.
Fighting hunger by engaging, educating, and empowering our community
The Atlanta Community Food Bank works to end hunger across metro Atlanta and north Georgia with the food, people, and big ideas needed to make sure all members of our community have access to enough nourishment to live a healthy and productive life.We all need nutritious food to live the lives we imagine. Yet far too many people in our own community experience hunger every day, including children, seniors, and working families.Through more than 600 nonprofit partners, we help more than 755,000 people get healthy food every year. Our goal is that, by 2025, all hungry people in our service area will have access to the nutritious meals they need when they need them. It takes the power of our whole community to make that possible. Join us at ACFB.org.
BUILD. THRIVE. GROW.
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity transforms communities by acting as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization through education, innovative development, partnerships, and long-term relationships with families. As one of the largest affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, Atlanta Habitat has built and renovated more than 1,400 houses-impacting the lives of more than 5,500 families. Applicants complete a rigorous selection process including: Investing 250 sweat equity hours building his/her home & others, making an affordable down payment, attending 12 homeowner education classes, leasing the home for the 1st year, & making timely payments during the lease period. They must prove steady income, show good credit, be first time homebuyers, sustain a savings account over 6 months, be citizens or legal residents and live in the City of Atlanta or South Fulton County.
Protecting and improving Atlanta's urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating
Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized citizens group that protects and improves Atlanta's urban forest by planting, conserving and educating. Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta has been a prime force in addressing Atlanta's tree loss, creating increased green space, and conserving our city's trees. We have planted and distributed more than 100,000 shade trees, cared for more than 120,000 trees, recruited thousands of volunteers and educated an average of 3,500 children and adults annually about the importance of urban trees and how to plant and properly care for them. In addition to planting trees and educating the community, Trees Atlanta works with communities and municipalities to restore Atlanta's remaining forest spaces through its Forest Restoration program. Trees Atlanta has also begun work on a 22-mile linear arboretum along the Atlanta BeltLine, a series of unused rails encircling the city.
Inspiring people to value wildlife on Earth and to help safeguard existing species through conservation
Zoo Atlanta's mission is to inspire the citizens of Atlanta and Georgia and all visitors to the Zoo to value wildlife on Earth and to help safeguard existing species through conservation. It does this by 1) providing an informative, educational and engaging experience; 2) being respectful and responsible stewards of the animals and the physical and financial assets entrusted to it and 3) engaging in related conservation activities and research.
Guiding homeless families with young children to independence
Founded in 1986, the Atlanta Children's Shelter provides free, quality day care, emotional support, an educational curriculum for homeless children, and focused social services for their families. Dedicated to helping families overcome the issues that contribute to homelessness, including domestic violence and job loss, the Atlanta Children's Shelter focuses on the long term self sufficiency of the family - which sets us apart from other Atlanta homeless shelters. Since our opening, the Shelter has provided loving care for 8,000 homeless children and helped guide 5,000 homeless families to stable, self-sufficiency.
Helping children heal
The mission of Georgia Center for Child Advocacy is to champion the needs of sexually and severely abused children through prevention, intervention, and collaboration. GCCA is the only organization of it type, providing intervention and treatment services to child abuse victims in the Greater Atlanta area, as well as child abuse prevention and awareness initiatives across the State of Georgia. These services are provided at no cost to child victims of abuse and their non-offending caregivers. The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy's role throughout the criminal investigation is to focus on the child's needs, rather than focusing on the crime itself. Since 1987, the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy has provided investigative and intervention services to any child in Fulton or DeKalb County suspected of having been a victim of child sexual abuse, severe physical abuse or was a witness to violent crime.
Sparking imagination and inspiring discovery
The mission of The Children's Museum of Atlanta (CMA) is to spark imagination and inspire discovery and learning for all children through the power of play. CMA has a rich history, beginning in 1988, as a virtual "Museum without Walls", providing educational programming, in collaboration with other organizations, to schools and nonprofit organizations. Since the opening of our permanent facility in 2003, CMA has established itself as a community resource in the heart of downtown Atlanta. The Museum features bright, creative, hands-on exhibits designed to spark discovery, inventive problem solving, creative thinking and artistic expression. The Museum receives 200,000 guests annually and has welcomed over 1.7 million visitors to date. Through free admission programs, subsidized field trips, camp scholarships and other outreach initiatives, we are dedicated to ensuring access to children, families and school groups regardless of their ability to pay.
Ignite a Passion
Founded in 1989, Hands On Atlanta is a non-profit organization that helps individuals, families and corporate and community groups find flexible volunteer opportunities at more than 500 community-based agencies and schools. Hands On Atlanta volunteers, now 42,000 strong, are at work every day of the year building community and meeting critical needs in schools, parks, senior homes, food banks, pet shelters, low-income neighborhoods and more. Hands On Atlanta is an affiliate of Hands On Network, an umbrella association of 66 national and international affiliates.
More & Better Parks
VisionGreat parks that reflect the unique character and meet the needs of every community.Mission StatementProvide programs, funding and leadership to engage communities in developing and improving parks and greenspaces.Philosophy An excellent park system fosters quality of life by improving physical and mental health, reducing crime, cleaning the environment, strengthening social ties, and spurring economic development.
Helping kids stay in school and prepare for life
Communities In Schools (CIS) is a network of nonprofit organizations focused on improving student and school success by providing needed support and services to students and schools. Our ultimate goal is to see that all students are successful in school and complete their education at least through high school. Communities In Schools of Georgia (CISGA) provides services to communities seeking to improve outcomes for students and schools in their communities. CIS provides communities with support in developing programs and services to combat the problems of school failure and dropouts in their schools. CISGA supports the work of local CIS affiliates, Performance Learning Centers and High School Graduation Coaches in Georgia.
Dedicated to the self-empowerment of girls
Cool Girls was founded by Dawn Smith in 1989 in response to the desperate plight of young girls living in the East Lake Meadows housing community. Cool Girls' community partners, mentors, and volunteer networks support girls in all aspects of their development by breaking the cycles of poverty, low self-esteem, and teen pregnancy. Our life skill programs develop girls into confident women through education and exposure to a broader world of opportunity. Cool Girls serves over 500 girls through our partnerships with Eleven Title 1 schools in DeKalb and Fulton Counties.
Project-based environmental learning strategies that bring education to life
The Captain Planet Foundation works to give the next generation of environmental stewards an active understanding and love for the natural world in which they live. For close to twenty-five years, we have been activating generations of environmentally literate citizens empowered to protect and sustain the natural systems upon which all life depends. Through our four main program areas, CPF invests in high-quality, solution-based programs that inspire and teach youth to become collaborators and agents of change.
Improving the quality of life within our communities
Founded in 1991, the mission of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. is to improve the quality of life within their communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans. 100 Black Men of America, Inc. seeks to serve as a beacon of leadership by utilizing their diverse talents to create environments where children are motivated to achieve, and to empower people to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities they serve. 100 Black Men of America, Inc. is committed to the intellectual development of youth and the economic empowerment of the African American community based on the following precepts: respect for family, spirituality, justice, and integrity.
Informing and influencing Georgia leaders to impact education policies and practices
The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education works to inform and influence Georgia leaders through research. We use non-partisan advocacy to impact education policies and practices for the improvement of student achievement. Founded in 1990 by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Economic Developers Association, the Partnership consists of business, education, community and government leaders who share a vision of improved education. Working to be Georgia's foremost change agent in education, we take the lead in efforts to shape policy and reform education.
One environment. One simple way to care for it.
Founded in 1993, EarthShare Georgia is working for the day when our air, land and water are clean, abundant and healthy. Our mission is to raise funds through employee giving for more than 60 environmental member organizations dedicated to conserving and protecting our air, land and water. Our goal is to provide critical funds to help support our non-profit environmental member organizations in a timely and efficient manner that honors the giving choices our donors make throughout the year. EarthShare Georgia also organizes three annual Earth Day events that help connect our business and environmental partners, while raising funds to help support our mission.
Keeping watch over our waters
The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper's (CRK) works to advocate and secure the protection and stewardship of the Chattahoochee River, its tributaries and watershed, in order to restore and preserve their ecological health for the people, fish and wildlife that depend on the River system. Established in 1994, CRK is an environmental advocacy organization with more than 6,000 members dedicated solely to protecting and restoring the Chattahoochee River Basin - drinking water source for 4 million people. CRK actively uses advocacy, education, research, communication, cooperation, monitoring and legal actions to protect and preserve the Chattahoochee and its watershed.
Helping CDC do more, faster
Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has made a direct and dramatic impact on public health by helping the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) do more, faster, to make the world healthier and safer. As an independent, nonprofit organization established by Congress, we offer individuals and organizations a powerful way to participate in CDC's mission. We unite a wide range of private sector partners with CDC scientists to achieve common goals. The CDC Foundation currently manages more than 200 programs in the United States and in 40 countries around the world.
Providing a hand up, not just a hand out
SafeHouse Outreach is an urban outreach committed to affecting real change in the lives of those in the margins of society, by providing a hand up, not just a hand out. SafeHouse provides practical, emotional, and physical assistance to those living in the margins, and help integrate them back into society - to lead healthy, functional lives. Our programs are designed to meet individual needs, while instilling the principles of personal responsibility and accountability - with unconditional acceptance.
Offering both life saving resources and life building tools
The mission of City of Refuge (COR) is to bring light, hope and transformation to the last, lost and least of Atlanta. City of Refuge offers both life saving resources and life building tools to individuals and families in Atlanta who are living on the margin. We understand the need for programs that span multiple areas of need - from food, clothing and shelter to job training, placement, housing, healthcare and education. Our goal is to provide access to and information about the best possible opportunities for success to those who are willing to work hard for positive change.
Agape empowers and supports underserved families within its community to discover and embrace their full potential. Agape achieves this mission by providing academic support and family services focusing on character development, academic achievement, reading proficiency by third grade, successful high school graduation and post-graduation placement. Agape's innovative in-school and after-school program model is complemented by Agape services and outreach that fulfill a holistic approach to guiding each child to discover and embrace their full potential.
Moved by compassion
The Good Samaritan Health Center was formed in 1998 and opened for service in 1999. The Center provides a comprehensive range of services for patients without the means to afford care. Atlanta's homeless make up about 20% of patient visits, the working poor 70%, and those who are Medicaid/Medicare eligible compose 10% of our visits. The Center's vision is to create a dependable, full-time, comprehensive healthcare system for Atlanta's working poor and homeless. We offer an ongoing relationship with a network of dedicated healthcare specialists who address each need. Most importantly, The Center provides a comfortable environment for our patients, where all people are treated with dignity and respect.
Business smart. Community focused.
TechBridge® is a nonprofit that drives community impact by bringing affordable technology & business expertise to other nonprofits. Since 2000, we've been providing IT consulting and services to thousands of nonprofits in all 50 states and in seven countries—helping them harness the productivity gains long since enjoyed by the corporate sector, by connecting the needs of nonprofits with the skills and financial resources of the technology community. We focus on technology enabling nonprofits that are on the frontline of alleviating the causes of poverty—lack of access to shelter, food, employment, education, healthcare, and financial literacy—to expand the impact of their mission for the millions of men, women and children that are experiencing poverty.
Together we can rebuild lives.
Wellspring Living's mission is to confront the issue of childhood sexual abuse and exploitation through awareness, training, and treatment programs for women and girls. Our programs are a refuge for women and girls who need a chance to start over. Through therapy, education, life skills and spiritual renewal, the Wellspring programs give participants recovery tools for the body, soul, and spirit.
Protecting reproductive health
Planned Parenthood Southeast works to ensure that every child is a wanted child and to protect reproductive health by providing comprehensive, medically-accurate sex education and quality health care, while advocating for the reproductive rights of women, men and families. The Atlanta, Georgia affiliate of Planned Parenthood began in 1964. In 1930, a Planned Parenthood affiliate was created in Birmingham, Alabama, the oldest in the Southeast. Services were added in Mississippi in 1989 and all three states joined forces in 2010 under the name Planned Parenthood Southeast.
Enforcing the civil and human rights of people in the criminal justice system in the South
Established in 1976, the Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) is a public-interest law firm dedicated to enforcing the civil and human rights of people in the criminal justice system in the South. Since its creation, SCHR has been engaged in litigation, public education, advocacy, and work with other organizations and individuals to protect the civil and human rights of people prosecuted in the criminal courts - particularly those facing the death penalty - and confined in the prisons and jails of the South. SCHR's work has been widely recognized and is the subject of two books, Proximity to Death by Pulitzer-Prize winning historian William S. McFeely and Finding Life on Death Row by Katya Lezin.
We bring the power of people where it's needed most.
Points of Light, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service, mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it's needed most.Under the Points of Light umbrella, you'll find the Daily Point of Light Award, the Corporate Institute, generationOn, the HandsOn Network, AmeriCorps Alums, the Conference on Volunteering and Service, All for Good, the Civic Accelerator, ServiceWorks, the Financial Opportunity Corps, and more. Check it out at www.pointsoflight.org.
Developing thriving and sustainable urban ministries
Desire Street Ministries (DSM) began in 1990 in the Upper Ninth Ward of New Orleans, LA. By the time Hurricane Katrina hit in August 2005, DSM had established a church, started a junior-senior high school for 200 African-American males, partnered to provide a children's medical clinic for neighbors without adequate transportation, sponsored community gardening projects and various community development initiatives. The storm both forced DSM out of its home and pushed it forward in its plan for replication. Today, the ministry employs strategic partnerships to effectively and efficiently expand their reach to hundreds of inner-city children and their families in FL, GA, AL, LA and TX. As an intermediary organization, DSM is using its resources to develop thriving, sustainable urban ministries by offering coaching and encouragement to ministry leaders, as well as support, and assistance with ministry and business strategies, fundraising and development.