New Orleans, LA
Founded by Brad Pitt in 2007, Make It Right builds homes, buildings and communities for people in need. All Make It Right projects are LEED Platinum certified and Cradle to Cradle inspired – meeting the highest standards of green building. Through innovative partnerships and community-led design sessions, we are working in neighborhoods across the country and educating others to change the way buildings are designed and built. What started as an effort to rebuild safe, sustainable homes in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward after Hurricane Katrina has led to innovations in affordable homebuilding – proof that high-quality, healthy homes can and should be available for everyone.Our MissionTo build safe, Cradle to Cradle inspired homes, buildings and communities for people in need.Our VisionAround the world, people are living in healthy communities and affordable, high-quality, environmentally sustainable homes.How We BuildMake It Right builds homes and buildings for communities in need. Our homes meet the highest standards in green building; they are LEED Platinum certified and inspired by Cradle to Cradle thinking. We want to change the building industry to make energy-efficient, healthy homes affordable for everyone.We constantly work to improve our homes, experimenting with materials and construction methods to make our homes more sustainable and affordable. Our work in New Orleans is a laboratory for cost-effective green building; we’re taking what we’ve learned on our inaugural project and using it to help other communities in need like Newark, NJ and Kansas City, MO.LEARN MORE
In 2001, actor, comedian Bill Murray and his five brothers – chef Andy, actors Brian, Joel and John, and financial executive Ed opened Murray Bros. Caddyshack® at World Golf Village, home of the World Golf Hall of Fame, in St. Augustine, Florida. Along with the opening of the restaurant, the brothers created the Murray Bros. Caddyshack® Charity Golf Tournament with the mission to partner with various charities to raise monies that provide medical services, educational programs, lifesaving equipment, and fundraising opportunities to better the lives in communities across the country.The tournament is an all- inclusive two-day event that is held during the spring which combines great parties, fabulous golf, one of a kind concerts, and plain fun just as the Murrays intended for it to be. This unique event is perfect for corporate outings, sales meetings or just a simple golf get-away. The Murray Bros. Caddyshack® Charity Golf Tournament offers first class golf courses, first class food, and a first class good time.The Murray Bros. Caddyshack® Charity Golf Tournament with the help of its sponsors, celebrity friends, and every person that has supported has raised over 4 million in the 15 year history.LEARN MORE
San Francisco, CA
We work to address frontline social and environmental issues through relatable stories, impact films, and campaigns that lead to positive change. We get involved where there’s a pressing need for awareness and hope—where public engagement and the right timing can make all the difference.More powerful than rhetoric, politics as usual, or lobbying, we believe in the emotional power of stories to inspire people to engage. We approach each project as an opportunity to learn and listen: looking for storylines and supporting storytellers that will help change the game.We produce and shoot our own films with a growing stable of directors and producers. We are expanding our community by offering generous grants and fiscal sponsorship support to impact filmmakers everywhere who share our sentiment that we need more hope.Founded in 2005 by Robert Redford and his children, The Redford Center is led by filmmaker and board chair Jamie Redford. Under Jamie’s leadership, The Redford Center harnesses the power of film, video, and new media to increase public engagement on social and pressing environmental issues.Throughout our process, we collaborate with artists, activists, issue experts, policymakers, business leaders, and philanthropists. We invite issue outliers into the conversation and make sure they understand they are part of the solution.We support movements and community leaders working on the frontlines, so that awareness can truely be the spark that moves people to act. Our goal: to empower people to take part in doing something greater than us all.We make stories that move....
Palm Springs, CA
The American Documentary Film Festival (AmDocs) is the largest documentary festival and market on the West Coast of the United States. Our main objective is to promote a world vision of film as seen through the eyes of the filmmaker of whomever or whatever their subject matter may be in order to educate and entertain the film-goer.AmDocs operates under the Palm Springs Cultural Center, which is a 501(c)3 non-profit entity. Founder Teddy Grouya desired to create a forum to celebrate and promote documentary film – and the independent filmmakers around the world who bring knowledge and awareness through their stories about real people and issues. AmDocs has grown exponentially each year since its founding in 2011, with annual honorees including Dionne Warwick, Peter Coyote and Peter Bogdanovich. While relatively young, AmDocs has already established important credentials, being recognized internationally as an important venue for filmmakers, being named by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the five coolest documentary film festivals in the world! Over 1500 films were reviewed for screening consideration in the past year, coming from Argentina to Zimbabwe and across the U.S.Most recently, AmDocs initiated a new and unique film festival alliance, the North-South Doc Network, in which several important international film festivals provide access to films within each of the participating festivals programs, thereby creating a formal circuit of festivals that select films will get to screen at.In support of its commitment to further documentary film awareness and education, AmDocs also carries out a variety of outreach activities, including the AmDocs Film Fund Pitch Competition. U.S. documentary filmmakers are eligible to participate in the Pitch Competition and submit proposals to compete for financing for new projects, as well as works currently in progress. Film Funds such as this are rare in the U.S. and AmDocs is proud to be able to provide this support. Past recipients included films that went on to be shortlisted for the Oscars as well as win television’s Emmy....
Kansas City, MO
We believe water is the way to break the cycle of poverty. To protect and save lives. To turn time spent into time saved. To make a bright future possible for all. We are here to break down the barriers between people and access to safe water and sanitation. We’ve already helped millions. Join us and together we can get safe water to millions more.Water is a fundamental human need, yet 663 million people worldwide lack access to safe water. 2.4 billion people worldwide lack access to a toilet. We are Water.org. We're here to bring water and sanitation to the world. We want to make it safe, accessible and cost effective because we believe that water is the way to empowering a better life that we can all share in, worldwide.We are an international nonprofit organization that has positively transformed more than five million lives around the world through access to safe water and sanitation. Founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, we have been pioneering market-driven financial solutions to the global water crisis for 25 years, giving women hope, children health and communities a future.Our approach is proven and powerful: • We think in terms of practical economic solutions. Charity alone is not a long-term solution. We seek sustainable financial solutions that last and grow, so more and more people can equip themselves with access to the water and sanitation solutions they need. • We believe in the power and autonomy of the people we serve. They are people with financial power, rights, and the capabilities to define their own futures. They know the specific needs of their communities and what will work; we have resources that can help make it happen. • We have the experience and the passion to go the distance. We've been dedicated to this issue for over 25 years, building solutions, making progress, and looking at the problem from every angle to find new and better ways to put water expertise to work.LEARN MORE
The mission of the Sean Weatherspoon's Spoonful of Hope Foundation is to provide low income and inner-city youth with opportunities and resources to reach their full potential. Our goal is to impact the lives of more than 150,000 at-risk Atlanta-area children and youths by the end of 2016.LEARN MORE
The CRC Foundation is committed to the enhancement of our community through the teaching of critical life skills to young people. Through sports, creative talents, vocational skills, financial skills, and quality health and nutrition, the CRC Foundation helps develop young people into empowered and self-aware leaders for the future.Children and Families In Need20% of Americans read below the level needed to earn a living wageIn 2013, the U.S. Census reported 45.3 million people living in povertyArizona ranks 44th nationally in education according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual Kids Count reportOnly 28 percent of Arizona fourth grade students were reading proficiently in 2013, according to the National Center for Education StatisticsArizona ranks third in the country for high child food insecurity rates, behind only New Mexico and Mississippi, with 456,760 children facing hunger on a daily basis.The Charles R. Campbell LegacyThe CRC Foundation was established in honor of Charles Richard Campbell. A native of Denver, Colorado, Charles Campbell raised eight children while navigating a community that had more than its share of afflictions. Charles stood for discipline, direction and the development of his children, all guiding principles for the CRC Foundation.His philosophies included community activism, goal setting, celebrating achievements, and the solid belief that you can do whatever you set your mind to do. He believed in teaching life skills to young people that would allow them to overcome the adversity they face in their everyday lives, in order to become well-prepared adults.The CRC Foundation is the direct result of his teachings, and through its mission Charles’ legacy will continue for years to come....
“Literacy, the ability to read and write, is declining. Without strong literacy skills students find it almost impossible to advance in math, science, technology, history, literature and other subjects."The mission of Harper’s Hope 4*1 Foundation is to prepare today’s youth for tomorrow’s challenges. We do this through various educational and extracurricular activities. In addition, we seize partnership opportunities with other programs and organizations that share our mission. We have found that our heart's mission always comes back to supporting programs that promote reading in younger children. If a child cannot read on their grade level as of 1st or 2nd grade, it is nearly impossible to succeed academically for the remainder of life! Since 2009, we have launched #ReadingwithRoman, rebuilt homes for Katrina victims, hosted free football camps and kids days, built libraries in local neighborhoods, donated cleats to underprivileged kids, hosted PJs and Presents Christmas parties, and partnered with various educational institutions through fund and/or time donations. The best news -- we have only just begun our mission. ...
The Morgan Moses Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in October 2015 by Morgan Moses of the Washington Redskins. The purpose of this foundation is to motivate children through educational activities. Morgan has made it his life’s mission to encourage all, and show how education can be a driving force for success.The Morgan Moses Foundation seeks to motivate children in the Central/Northern VA and DC metropolitan areas through a number of educational efforts. We seek to engage children in fun and interactive educational activities that promote mental development, motivation and instill winning attitudes.OUR MISSION & CORE VALUESTo EncourageTo encourage a healthy lifestyle through nutritional awareness, physical fitness, mental development, motivation, winning attitudes and character building.To MotivateTo motivate, equip and prepare today’s youth and young adults with the tools needed for success and meeting and handling the opportunities and challenges in life.To Sponsor To sponsor scholarships, fellowships, activities and events which shall provide educational, athletic, recreational and social benefits to youth and young adults.To Implement To implement real life stories into learning experiences that will show how detrimental the affect of poor decision-making and inappropriate associations can be.To CreateTo create a sense of self-empowerment in youth’s and young adults’ minds of wanting to become self-sufficient.And, to create an environment for youth and young adults that help them develop a sense of identity, belonging and family."Despite all the adversity and set-backs I’ve experienced throughout my life, I’ve always remained positive. This type of attitude has allowed me to succeed even when the odds were against me. I never allowed negativity to influence my mindset, I studied, I worked hard and I always found a way to overcome the bumps in the road. Now that I’ve grasped my Dream or quote-on-quote “MADE IT”. I’ve made it my life’s mission to “Motivate Others through Education”! To let children know that anything is possible as long as you believe, remain persistent, educate yourself, and never ever give up. No matter what, keep striving for greatness!"-Morgan MosesLEARN MORE
Upper Marlboro, MD
Athletes 4 Kids, Inc is a 501c3 Foundation that supports the charitable efforts of professional athletes. We partner with the athlete to raise funds and manage distributions of those funds for approved projects and outreach. Our projects have included:Homeless OutreachAnti-Bullying/Pro-Kindness InitiativesSchool Supplies & Educational MaterialsFood and Supplies for In-need PopulationAt this time, we distribute funds and materials to athletes for projects approved by our board of directors, and to other non-profit organizations.LEARN MORE
While playing for the Utah Utes, I met Ryker, a 7-year-old boy diagnosed with a brain tumor who dreamed of becoming a football player. Our team adopted him into the Utes family, invited him onto the field and into the locker room during the football season. Unfortunately, Ryker’s dream never came true and he lost his battle with cancer. The impact Ryker had on me, as well as my family history with cancer, inspired me to take action. Thank you for your support to make the journey better for young people going through life-changing medical experiences.About the FoundationThe Zane Beadles Parade Foundation (ZBPF) supports the journey of young people going through life-changing medical experiences. Founded in 2013, ZBPF is a nonprofit organization that gives the gift of fun, excitement and joy to young patients and their families. Scientific studies and personal experiences prove that having positive, meaningful experiences significantly improves patients' quality of life, lowers their stress levels, and improves their overall recovery during treatments for serious medical conditions. The foundation creates new life-changing experiences for the pediatric cancer patients at Brent’s Place in Aurora, Colorado, University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute in Jacksonville Florida, Ronald McDonald House in Salt Lake City, Utah and looks forward to making an impact in San Francisco, California. "My goal for ZBPF is to provide life-changing medical experiences to distract our pint-sized warriors from their daily treatments, we call it our Greatest Gift Program. The experiences include tickets to sporting events, tours of the stadium and breakfast with my teammates. I believe life is about the journey, not the destination and I am dedicated to making the journey better for others…especially young people going through life-changing medical experiences." - Zane BeadlesWhy Elephants?A unique characteristic of the foundation is its emblem, the elephant. Elephants represent good luck, protection, inspiration, power and strength. These qualities are also seen in many children as they overcome obstacles in their lives. Watch this inspiring video of Zane for an inside look at the charitable work he's been doing through the Zane Beadles Parade Foundation.You can help us create life-changing experiences for kids in need by donating today....
Our mission is to create an environment for inner city youth that encourages and promotes personal and professional development through cultural activities, the arts, music, sports and academics with a vision of producing well rounded individuals....
Founded in 2012, the Carr Cares Foundation focuses on the educational enrichment and physical fitness for youth. Influenced by founder Brandon Carr’s passion for literacy and his love of sports, the Foundation provides students in Dallas, Texas and Flint, Michigan with opportunities to practice and perfect their literacy and athletic skills.The Carr Cares Foundation supports and promotes child literacy by establishing reading centers, implementing tutoring programs, and providing learning tools to help young students understand the importance of reading and improve their literacy skills.The Foundation also encourages healthy living through physical activity and balanced nutrition by supporting the NFL Play 60 program, offering football and cheerleading camps and providing training programs for student athletes striving to develop their skills and techniques.LEARN MORE
In light of his mother and four aunts whose lives were taken by breast cancer, DeAngelo Williams established The DeAngelo Williams Foundation, whose mission is to develop and seek initiatives to support the eradication of breast cancer through preventative care and research. Also through philanthropy and community service, The DeAngelo Williams Foundation strives to become an advocate of education with a special focus on children's literacy.Hear what DeAngelo Williams has to say about it here.LEARN MORE
Saint Louis, MO
"Being a human being doesn’t have borders or nationality." — Chris LongThe mission of The Chris Long Foundation is to support bright futures for communities and the individuals that make up those communities. We believe borders do not limit caring about our fellow neighbors. We engage in both international and domestic programs focused around clean water, military appreciation, homelessness and youth. Our programs strive to generate impactful results by creating opportunities and providing resources, financial support and meaningful experiences to those we serve.“We have a window of opportunity as players to make a real difference, and we can’t waste it.” — Chris LongA 2015 Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee for his charitable efforts and innovative fundraising initiatives, Chris Long, through The Chris Long Foundation, leverages his relationships and status as an NFL player to rally support for charitable cause.Through the foundation’s signature initiative, Waterboys, Chris demonstrates his ability to change lives and transform entire communities by bringing clean water to communities in East Africa. Read more about it here....
“Through education, leadership development, and volunteerism, we have the power to assist students in seeing the potential of their dreams in action.”– Thomas DavisOur MissionThe TDDDF was founded by Thomas Davis, a native of Shellman, GA and current member of the Carolina Panthers NFL Team in Charlotte, NC. As an NFL player, Davis has a passion for football but he also has a strong desire to help those in need and to make a positive impact on the lives of our youth. When Davis founded the TDDDF he made a decision to assist youth in realizing that their past does not determine their future and that they too can one day live their dreams. The Thomas Davis Defending Dreams Foundation holds a number of programs throughout the year in Charlotte, NC; Greenville, SC and Shellman, GA. The Foundation works to educate, empower and defend the dreams of more than 1,200 families each year. Educate. Empower. Defend. The foundation is built on these principles and strives to encourage students to develop the essential life and social skills that will make them leaders of tomorrow. Through education, leadership development and volunteerism; TDDDF allows students to see the potential of their dreams in action.Our VisionTo see our efforts change the lives of underprivileged children on a national level and give them hope to do whatever is necessary to defend their dreams....
“Since its inception our desire has been for One More to be a vehicle to carry the hope and love of Christ to those in our community who need it most, while understanding that the best and most efficient way to reach people’s hearts is by first meeting their physical needs. Our mission is to simply be a blessing to those around us wherever we are, whether that’s supporting existing charities or initiating programs of our own. We are excited about your potential partnership in the endeavor and are sincerely grateful for your support as we accept God’s call to continually reach One More.” -Benjamin and Kirsten WatsonOne More is devoted to spreading the love and hope of Christ to One More soul by meeting real needs, promoting education and providing enrichment opportunities through charitable initiatives and partnerships.The Foundation serves as an extension of Kirsten and Benjamin as they reach out to the community with faith in God as their foundation. It also allows them to support and partner with those who share their desire to make a positive difference in the world.“We know the importance of having a strong faith in God, in yourself, and in your talents. Moreover, we have been called to give back what we have been blessed with to those who are in need. Even while dating at the University of Georgia we routinely participated in community service; we knew in our hearts the importance of service, giving, and building relationships. These values were instilled in us from an early age and are the same values we will instill in our kids to hopefully become part of our legacy.” - Benjamin and Kirsten WatsonWatch this video to learn more about who we help and why we help.LEARN MORE
Incorporated in 2014, JMac Gives Back is an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission of providing opportunities through charitable and educational efforts to kids living in alternative living situations. A native of Kirkwood, Missouri and 2006 Alumni of Kirkwood High School, founder Jeremy Maclin is a Wide Receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs. After a successful career as a Missouri Tiger, Maclin was drafted in 2009 by the Philadelphia Eagles where he played through the 2014 season. A free agent in 2015, Maclin was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs and is excited to be back in his home state close to friends and family in both Saint Louis and Columbia, Missouri.Through community events such as JMac’s Back to School Packs, Maclin’s Mother’s Day Miracle, and JMac Gives Back Football Camp, Maclin and his team find ways to make memorable, impactful moments for kids who may be facing financial, emotional or medical hardships. Whether it be a free fully stocked backpack, a surprise Mother’s Day field trip to Arrowhead Stadium, or a ‘Get Well Soon’ video from various Chiefs players, the foundation strives to find the little things in life that can change an attitude and make all the difference.Watch the video to learn more about the JMac Gives Back Foundation.We'd love to hear from you! Please reach out to us at email@example.com for questions, comments, information, or to find out how you can get involved.LEARN MORE
Woodland Hills, CA
The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation is committed to funding research and creating awareness for childhood type 1 & 2 diabetes and to help children lead healthier lives through diet and exercise.Throughout Leonard’s boxing career, he watched his dad and friends struggle with the many complications of diabetes and how it has affected every aspect of their life. Type 1 diabetes strikes both children and adults at any age. It comes on suddenly, causes dependence on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. Type 2 diabetes in children is on the rise, fueled largely by the obesity epidemic.Leonard draws from his personal experience and boxing career to provide inspiration for funding research to combat the disease....
It is not about us; it is about them… OUR youth, OUR future! Our Mission:Provide encouragement to youth to help them achieve their highest academic and social potential. Objectives:Build Self-Esteem & Social-Awareness - Provide resources needed for youth to reach their highest personal potential and to achieve their goalsEngage Mentors - Provide positive role modelsLeadership: Stress the importance and provide opportunities for youth to be leaders among their peersHealthy Lifestyles - Stress the importance of incorporating physical fitness in order to maintain a fit body and mindPartnering - Partner with organizations with similar goals and objectives to cross promote the foundation’s effortsPromote Volunteerism & Community - Demonstrate the importance of giving one’s time and energy to worthwhile initiativesProvide Education Development - Demonstrate the importance of academia through literacy programsFundraising - Continue to seek opportunities to fund ongoing programsJoin Wesley Woodyard in helping youth achieve their dreams. Donate to one of our causes today! ...
Los Angeles, CA
The GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE is an educational and interactive music museum in downtown Los Angeles, committed to engaging students, teachers and visitors in the power of music – through education programs, interactive exhibits, workshops, and live performances.We use music as a gateway to learning and a means to empower students to cultivate creativity, critical thinking and self-expression skills. Our education programs include Museum tours, workshops, after-school and summer programs, mentorships, and more.Since our inception in 2008, we have served over 230,000 K-12 students and educators from Southern California and across the country.From workshops created around common core state standards, to our career-based Backstage Pass program, students are offered the opportunity to learn about English, history, science, math and politics through music. In addition to daily school tours and over 180 workshops per school year, the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE offers scholastic, enrichment, career development and outreach programs for students and educators that include: Music Revolution Project, offering some of the most creative young musicians the opportunity to engage in musical discourse and performance with other talented youth; quarterly family programs designed to expose our youngest visitors to different genres of music; the Jane Ortner Education Award that honors academic teachers who use music in their classrooms; and annual programs at the White House co-produced with First Lady Michelle Obama.LEARN MORE