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Founded
1985
Size
Medium
Protecting and restoring the Mono Basin Ecosystem
The Mono Lake Committee is a citizen's group dedicated to protecting and restoring the Mono Basin Ecosystem, educating the public about Mono Lake and the impacts on the environment of excessive water use, and promoting cooperative solutions that protect Mono Lake and meet real water needs without transferring environmental problems to other areas. Since 1978, the Committee has fought to protect Mono Lake from excessive water diversions to Los Angeles. Through litigation, legislation, cooperation, and most importantly, public support, our efforts have been successful so far. However, much work remains to restore desiccated waterfowl habitat and riparian vegetation, educate the public, promote water conservation, and maintain Mono Lake's protected status in state and federal political arenas.
Founded
1993
Size
Large
Creating and protecting the San Joaquin River Parkway
Created in 1988, the San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust works to preserve and restore San Joaquin River lands having ecological, scenic or historic significance; to educate the public on the need for stewardship; to research issues affecting the river; and to promote educational, recreational and agricultural uses consistent with the protection of the river's resources. In partnership with state and federal agencies and local governments, the River Parkway Trust has been successful in protecting land through fee title acquisition and wildlife habitat restoration. In addition, the River Parkway Trust provides outdoor education programs for school children and recreational opportunities for the community.
Founded
1997
Size
Medium
Distributing Food to the Hungry.
We fight hunger by gathering and distributing food, engaging in partnerships that advance self-sufficiency and by providing community leadership on issues related to hunger.Community Food Bank sits at the center of a network of 180 partner agencies who, along with our innovative direct services, help us distribute food to 190,000 hungry people every month right here in our community. This year we will serve nearly 25 million pounds of food.
Founded
1954
Size
Medium
Serving the least, the last and the lost
Since 1949, the Fresno Rescue Mission has been helping homeless and at-risk individuals with not only physical needs of food, clothing and shelter, but providing spiritual support that comes from the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Everything we do is Christ-centered. We're more than a soup kitchen or flop house. The Fresno Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered organization open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. No fees are ever charged for services to the homeless. The Fresno Rescue Mission endeavors to glorify God by meeting the spiritual and physical needs of the least, the last and the lost in our community.
Founded
1955
Size
Small
Presenting live music and musical education programs to residents of the Central San Joaquin Valley
The mission of the Fresno Philharmonic is to enrich and transform the lives of the residents of the Central San Joaquin Valley through performances of great music. The Fresno Philharmonic, now in its 62nd season, is one of the leading arts organizations in the Central San Joaquin Valley. As Fresno's professional symphony orchestra, we present incomparable live musical experiences to thousands of people each season and provide high quality music education programs to students throughout our region. We believe that music of the highest caliber should be available and accessible to all.
Founded
1975
Size
Medium
NPR news and cultural arts for the Central Valley
Since our incorporation in 1975, Valley Public Radio has been a leader in providing classical music, cultural arts, National Public Radio news, and innovative local programming to the listeners of the San Joaquin Valley. Our mission is to serve expanding audiences through quality communication services that are informative, innovative, educational and stimulating. Programming is expected to expand the listener's awareness of his/her world, and to present that which the listener may not know exists. The 2,450-watt Fresno and 11,000-watt Bakersfield transmitters reach listeners throughout Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Kern counties, as well as portions of Mariposa, Tuolumne, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus counties. The potential audience for this region is 1.5 million listeners.
Founded
1997
Size
Large
Providing a home away from home for families of seriously ill children
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Central Valley became the fourth house in California that provides a home away from home, a refuge, for families who are trying to cope with the physical, emotional and financial burdens of having a seriously ill child. Parents do not have to sleep in hospital waiting rooms or bear the expense and loneliness of motel lodging. At the House they have an extended family - other house guests - who are experiencing some of the same fears and concerns and who are able to offer emotional support and a sympathetic ear.