Here are some of our favorite charities located in Las Vegas, NV. 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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Serving those in need by providing hope and life change since 1970
The Las Vegas Rescue Mission was founded in 1970 by a group of six businessmen who had a burden to help those who were homeless and hungry. Today, the Rescue Mission is composed of various buildings, taking up two city blocks near downtown Las Vegas. Through feeding the hungry, support, care, and an introduction to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, we provide redemption, recovery, and re-entry to the homeless, addicted, and those in need. We now serve approximately 30,000 meals a month. The Mission stands as a beacon of hope. Through effective, innovative Christian recovery programs, the Las Vegas Rescue Mission provides a path for those who want to escape the despair of the streets. We continue to add, update and/or change programs to meet the needs of men, women and children in an ever-changing society.
Providing high quality radio programming
The Nevada Public Radio Corporation (NPRC) works to enhance the quality of life and build a better community by providing high quality, non-commercial radio programming, leadership and services to a substantial audience. NPRC was incorporated in December 1975 and its flagship station signed on in 1980 as Nevada's first National Public Radio (NPR) affiliated station. The NPRC operates a non-commercial, radio broadcast network comprised of the following stations: KNPR (88.9) and KCNV (89.7), Las Vegas; KTPH (91.7), Tonopah; KLNR (91.7), Panaca; KWPR (88.7), Lund/Ely; and KSGU (90.3), St. George. KNPR programs a 24 hour service of NPR news and information and produces 10 hours a week of original content.
Transforming U.S. public education for underserved youth
The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education is an educational organization dedicated to transforming U.S. public education for underserved youth. The Foundation drives reform by engaging in practice, policy and partnerships that provide quality education and enrichment opportunities.
MissionUnited Way of Southern Nevada works to advance the common good through our focus on education, health and financial stability, the building blocks of a good life. We recruit people and organizations from all around the community who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. Together, person by person, we can make lasting change.VisionWe believe southern Nevada is a community where all people can achieve their human potential through a solid educational foundation, financial stability and healthy lives.
Here at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas, our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Our core programs engage young people in activities with adults, peers and family members that enable them to reach their full potential. Based on the interests and needs of the boys and girls they serve, clubs offer diverse program activities in five areas: Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, The Arts, Sports Fitness and Recreation, and Health and Life Skills. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow all while having fun. They are truly The Positive Place For Kids.
Representing the voice of the organized Jewish community
The Jewish Federation of Las Vegas represents the voice of the organized Jewish community. Bound together by shared history, traditions, and common values, it seeks to assure Jewish continuity in Las Vegas, in Israel, and around the world by preserving, strengthening, and enhancing Jewish life and transmitting these values to succeeding generations. The Federation is the central coordinating body for fundraising, planning, allocations, and communal services for the Jewish community. A well-established and widely-regarded humanitarian organization, the Federation has served the Las Vegas community for the last three decades and has raised nearly $45 million to support Jewish causes here in Las Vegas, in Israel and in 59 countries around the world.
We're flying for your life
The mission of Miracle Flights for Kids is to improve access to health care by providing financial assistance to low income children for commercial air travel to obtain special medical care; to promote awareness of our services through targeted outreach programs; to enlist the help of community-minded people through strategic calls to action.The vision to help children and families in need of specialized care far from home came to fruition in the heart and mind of Miracle Flights for Kids founder Ann McGee. Thousands of donors and volunteers across the U.S. combined to make her vision a reality.Miracle Flights for Kids has established itself as the nation's leading nonprofit health and welfare flight organization, removing barriers to healthcare access and improve the quality of life for our children. Founded in 1985, Miracle Flights assures families with limited financial resources, that their sick child is not without options.
Because young minds matter
Inspired by a belief that improving our public schools was too big a task for a school district to undertake alone, the Public Education Foundation was established in 1991. The Foundation's mission is to mobilize community and global resources to support and impact public education through initiatives, programs, and promising practices designed to improve student performance and advance quality educational opportunities for all children. Our solutions to the challenges of educating a growing and diverse Southern Nevada population are impacting schools and the school district at multiple levels from grassroots classroom participation to systemic reform. Our initiatives and programs empower teachers and students, reduce bureaucracy, ensure accountability, leverage resources, and deliver results. We are working collaboratively with educators to ensure that our students not only succeed in the classroom but succeed in life.
Support and Empowering students to stay in school.
Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. We are actively engaged with policy makers, school staff, parents and business partners to ensure that Communities In Schools' services are extended to as many K-12 students as possible and that those students have access to college. Independent research demonstrates that Communities In Schools is one of a very few organizations proven to keep students in school and the only one to document that it increases graduation rates. The study also shows that a higher percentage of students served by Communities In Schools reach proficiency in 4th-grade and 8th-grade reading and math.
Hope, courage, triumph
The mission of the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation is to provide social, emotional, educational, and psychological support services and programs to families of all children diagnosed with life threatening or critical illnesses such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell, hemophilia, renal disorders, and immunologic diseases and provide healing arts and wellness programs to adults touched by cancer and to chronically ill children and their caregivers.
Share the Power of a Wish
Founded in 1996, The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Southern Nevada grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Fulfilling a child's wish provides a joyful and meaningful experience that benefits both the child and the family. We currently serve one of the fastest growing areas of the country serving the southern half of the state, encompassing the counties of Clark, Nye, Lincoln and Esmeralda. To date, over 1,550 wishes have been granted to children throughout the Southern Nevada region.
Let life move
Brought to life in 1972, Nevada Ballet Theatre is the largest professional ballet company and dance Academy in the state. The mission of Nevada Ballet Theatre is to educate and inspire regional, statewide and national audiences and vitally impact community life through professional company productions, dance training and education and outreach. As a leading cultural organization in the state, Nevada Ballet Theatre is committed to the highest artistic standards. Dancers for the company have been recruited from around the world and include artists with international performing experience. The classically based company is at home in an eclectic repertory, moving easily from the romantic era classics to the high-energy contemporary ballets.
Providing a Vibrant and Engaging Environment
The mission of DISCOVERY Children's Museum is to provide a vibrant and engaging experience, through exhibits and programs, where children from economically and culturally diverse backgrounds actively participate in playful learning experiences that ignite a love of lifelong learning. Over the years, the museum developed into a critical community asset that complemented and enhanced the educational experience of the children living in Southern Nevada and was regularly recognized for award-winning exhibits and programs. The museum helps redefine Las Vegas as a city that values culture and the arts, an urban lifestyle and, most importantly, its children.
Home away from home
Believing that every child deserves a safe and supportive place to grow, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Greater Las Vegas creates and supports programs that directly improve the health, education and well-being of children in our community. The Ronald McDonald House® is the cornerstone program of RMHC, and provides temporary housing for families who travel to Las Vegas to receive critical medical treatment for their children. The Ronald McDonald House program provides a "home-away-from-home" for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. Our House is built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child - not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest.