March to the Top

Los Angeles, CA

March to the Top serves critical needs of the people and lands of Africa through initiatives in health, education and conservation. Through our partnerships we empower communities to generate positive, sustainable outcomes. Learn more about what we are able to accomplish together through our various causes.OUR PRINCIPLESStrong Partnerships. We work with proven implementation partners to create positive, high impact outcomes. Together we administer and manage life-changing projects for the communities we serve.Outcomes. We regularly vet and validate our partnerships through trips to our projects and required impact reports. Our high standard of positive outcomes ensure measurable change that our donors can be proud of.100% Donations. We are committed to ensuring that 100% of your contributions benefit the communities we serve. All donations go straight to benefiting our partnered projects, with the March family funding all administrative and overhead costs.

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Center for Biological Diversity

Tucson, AZ

Our mission is to save life on earth.At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.

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Penn Center

Saint Helena Island, SC

"More than a century since its founding, Penn Center still remains at the forefront in the fight for human dignity." — U.S. Congressman John Lewis, Georgia's 5th DistrictTucked in the heart of the South Carolina Sea Islands surrounded by glimmering marshes and nestled beneath the silvery moss-draped limbs of massive live oaks, is Penn Center. It is the site of the former Penn School, one of the country's first schools for freed slaves. Penn Center is one of the most significant African American historical and cultural institutions in existence today. We are located on St. Helena Island, one of the most beautiful and historically distinct of the South Carolina Sea Islands, and at the heart of Gullah culture. OUR MISSIONThe mission of the Penn Center is to promote and preserve Penn’s true history and culture through its commitment to education, community development and social justice. OUR HISTORYFor one hundred and fifty-five years, Penn Center National Historic Landmark District, located on St. Helena Island, South Carolina, has been at the epicenter of African American education, historic preservation, and social justice for tens of thousands of descendants of formerly enslaved West Africans living in the Sea Islands, known as the Gullah Geechee people.The Gullah Geechee have continued to survive and represent the most tangible living example of one of the outcomes of the Port Royal Experiment, a plan to tutor the freedmen out of slavery and into freedom.Founded in 1862, Penn School was one of the first academic schools in the South established by Northern missionaries, to provide a formal education for formerly enslaved West Africans. After the school closed in 1948, Penn became the first African American site in South Carolina whose primary purpose was to safeguard the heritage of a Gullah Geechee community.Later, in the 1960’s, Penn Center took up the mantle of social justice by ushering in the Civil Rights Movement and serving as the only location in South Carolina where interracial groups, such as Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Peace Corps could have safe sanctuary in an era of mandated segregation.Penn Center continues to thrive as a national monument promoting historic preservation, as well as a catalyst for economic sustainability throughout the Sea Islands. Its far-reaching impact on local, national and international communities has been the greatest legacy of the Penn Center’s history....

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John Austin Cheley Foundation

Denver, CO

The John Austin Cheley Foundation (JACF) advances low-income, underserved youth towards a successful future through transformative residential, nature-based summer camp programs.Mission StatementThe John Austin Cheley Foundation funds need-based camperships for high potential youth to attend extended-stay wilderness summer camps that have a proven track record of positively impacting youth development.Over its 26 year history, the Foundation has developed funding opportunities for low-income underserved youth to attend six high quality accredited American Camp Association residential camps. Almost 1000 camperships have been awarded since the foundation’s inception to advance youth toward a successful future through attending extended stay, wilderness summer camp programs around the United States.What We DoWe leverage the power of high quality residential Summer Camps and mission aligned Youth Mentoring Organizations to promote the success of underserved youth across the United States. We are the only known organization that works to remove the barriers to a high impact, long-term summer camp experience, proven to advance low-income youth toward a successful future. We do this by fully funding campers for the full life span of their summer camp experience, thus ensuring that the greatest youth development outcomes can be achieved, and access to this life-changing experience can be achieved.Our network of alliances provide programming and services to support the fulfillment of our vision to become an organization of broad national impact while delivering deep impact at the community level. Our campership awardees have the option of selecting a camp closer to their home base, or they can venture out across the United States, so that a well-matched camp program is not compromised by an applicant’s location....

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The Redford Center

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.

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Slow Food in the Tetons

Jackson, WY

Our MissionSlow Food in the Tetons works to grow our local and regional sustainable food economy by supporting producers, educating consumers and connecting them together in the spirit of good, clean and fair food.Good, Clean, and FairGood: The word good can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. For Slow Food, the idea of good means enjoying delicious food created with care from healthy plants and animals. The pleasures of good food can also help to build community and celebrate culture and regional diversity.Clean: When we talk about clean food, we are talking about nutritious food that is as good for the planet as it is for our bodies. It is grown and harvested with methods that have a positive impact on our local ecosystems and promote biodiversity.Fair: We believe that food is a universal right. Food that is fair should be accessible to all, regardless of income, and produced by people who are treated with dignity and justly compensated for their labor.HistoryThe Slow Food movement began in 1986 in Italy with a protest of the opening of the first McDonalds on the Spanish Stairs in Rome. Slow Food envisions a future food system that is based on the principles of high quality and taste, environmental sustainability, and social justice –in essence, a food system that is good, clean and fair. Slow Food members are organized into local chapters or “convivia” and work at the grassroots level to carry out the local, national and international mission. Today Slow Food is 100,000 members strong, 1300 convivia (200 in USA), represented in over 100 countries.Slow Food in the Tetons was founded by Teton Valley resident Sue Muncaster in 2006. While researching a book she was writing on conscientious eating she came across the Slow Food USA website and their approach to food, the environment, culture and family spoke to her in a way few other activist organizations had before. Muncaster’s passion for the local food movement and desire to contribute to a healthier, happier future for her children inspired her to open the chapter here in the Tetons.

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POP Movement Inc

Ellicott City, MD

There is a need to bring billions of young individuals to the cause of addressing the threat of climate change, so that in future they become sustainable thinkers in whatever profession they choose to pursue. There is an immense need to link all the youth associations, organizations, and most importantly each young individual, and provide them a platform where they share their action oriented efforts to integrate activities, mobilize collective efforts and utilize knowledge to 'act' and ‘share’ what they are doing to address the threat of climate change.The POP movement aims to empower youth to have an active participation in addressing issues of climate change faced by our planet. Moreover, the movement will connect global youth to Dr. R. K. Pachauri, who brought the issue of climate change on the international agenda and leads the Nobel Peace Laureate Organization - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and targets to connect youth to each other to have ‘an action-oriented’ dialogue on how to protect our planet from the impacts of climate change.Our Mission is ACTIONAdd young stakeholders in ongoing efforts to address issues of climate changeCreate awareness among youth through knowledge driven approachTarget global audience to make our young and future generations take forefront to realize their potential as a knowledge based agent of change in the fields of energy, environment, other natural resources and sustainable development.Integrate sustainable-diurnal activities to reduce carbon footprint.Orient solutions and activities undertaken by the youth to international community.Nourish knowledge-centric approach among youth.Key GoalsMobilize young people globally to Protect Our Planet and promote collect action among youth to implement solutions needed to mitigate climate change and adapt to its impacts.Recognize and reward youth-led actions, exemplary initiatives and success stories.ActivitiesThe POP Movement undertakes a range of activities to achieve its goals, including:Conducting training, workshops, and online coursesHosting global, annual events where innovative students are chosen as POP Stars, POP Icons and outstanding teachers, as POP MaestrosSupporting action in schools, colleges, universities, and communities-led by youth ...

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World University Consortium

Napa, CA

World University Consortium is a Napa, California based non-profit (501c3) organization established in 2013 by an international consortium including World Academy of Art & Science, International Association of University Presidents, Inter-University Centre, Library of Alexandria, Green Cross International, Person-Centered Approach Institute, Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Charitable Foundation, Dag Hammarskjold University College, Foundation for Culture of Peace, and The Mother’s Service Society. WUC represents humanity’s growing global awareness of the power and importance of knowledge. The mission of World University Consortium is to evolve and promote development of accessible, affordable, quality higher education worldwide based on a human-centered approach that shifts the emphasis from specialized expertise to contextualized knowledge within a trans-disciplinary conceptual framework reflecting the complexity and integration of the real world, from teaching mastery of a field of knowledge to learning that enhances the capacity of students to think and discover knowledge for themselves, from theoretical mastery to acquisition of knowledge, skills and values relevant to each individual’s personal development and career – an educational system better suited to develop the full potentials of social personality and individuality for productive engagement, social welfare and psychological well-being. A new paradigm in education is required, one that is idea-based, contextual, life-centric, value-based, person-centered, creative, multi-paradigmatic and trans-disciplinary. The aim of WUC is to translate this idea into a working model of reality. The Consortium acts as an umbrella group for facilitating and linking innovative educational partners at the international level. Our activities include, but are not limited to: • Promoting person-centered approaches that emphasize self-guided learning, critical and original thinking, inspirational forms of instruction, learning to learn, trans-disciplinary contextualized perspectives, learning by teaching and sharing with others, edutainment and experiential learning. • Developing and disseminate learning methods and materials that promote independent, original and creative thinking that foster insight, intuition and unique expressions of genius. • Developing innovative, open learning systems and more effective models that extend the reach of quality higher education to people of all age groups globally. ...

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World Academy of Art and Science

Napa, CA

"Leadership in thought that leads to action." The World Academy of Art and Science is an international think tank incorporated in Napa, California as a non-profit (501c3) organization. Founded in 1960 on the inspiration of eminent intellectuals such as Albert Einstein and Bertrand Russell and concerned by the impact of the explosive growth of knowledge, its activities seek to address global issues related to the social consequences and policy implications of knowledge. WAAS consists of 730 individual Fellows from more than 80 nations, diverse cultures and intellectual disciplines, chosen for eminence in art, natural and social sciences, humanities, and public service. Members are supported by a global network of 7 centers and 13 partner institutions. The Academy serves as a forum to discuss the vital problems of humankind independent of political boundaries or limits, whether spiritual or physical -- a forum where these problems can be discussed objectively, scientifically, globally, and free from vested interests or regional attachments, to arrive at solutions that affirm universal human rights and serve the interests of all humanity. Our mission is to promote cross-disciplinary dialogue generative of original ideas and integrated perspectives that comprehend the root causes and effective remedies for our common problems, while furthering those currents of thought and social movement that affirm the value of human dignity and equitable development.The Academy dedicates itself to the pursuit of creative, catalytic ideas that can provide to present and future generations enlightened leadership in thought that leads to effective action. Major activities of the Academy include projects to promote: • Human-centered Sustainable Economy • Full-employment • Nuclear Disarmament • Original thinking and creativity • Education for the 21st Century • Individuality & Leadership • New Paradigm for Peace, Human Security and Global Development • Transdisciplinary science of society The spirit of the Academy can be expressed in the words of, Albert Einstein, who was one of its founders: "The creations of our mind shall be a blessing and not a curse to mankind." Its Fellows share the ambition "to rediscover the language of mutual understanding," surmounting differences in tradition, language, and social structure which, unless fused by creative imagination and continuous effort, dissolve the latent human commonwealth in contention and conflict.

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Rainforest Action Network

San Francisco, CA

Rainforest Action Network runs hard-hitting campaigns to break North America’s fossil fuels addiction, protect endangered forests and Indigenous rights, and stop destructive investments around the world through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action.RAN fights for people and planet by working at the intersection of three core issues:Preserving RainforestsProtecting the ClimateDefending Human RightsAnd, unlike any other organization, RAN does this through the lens of corporate accountability. So what does that mean?That means RAN tackles some of the biggest corporations, banks, and global institutions on the planet. Traditionally, RAN works closely with local leaders to launch strategic corporate campaigns employing tactics such as high-profile, direct communication and public awareness campaigns; peaceful direct actions against our targets; coordinated media and social media campaigns; highly researched and detailed reports; grassroots organizing; and high-level negotiations — and relentless follow-up to make sure promises are kept.RAN takes on these campaigns not to change the behavior of individual companies, but to change the practices and business culture of whole industrial sectors.And we get results.Since 1985, RAN has been one of the most effective and innovative activist organizations in the United States. We partner with local, indigenous and frontline communities to create smart campaigns that exert pressure and extract actionable policies from corporate culprits responsible for rainforest destruction, massive pollution, and pushing species toward extinction. And RAN demands that human rights, labor rights, and local and indigenous rights are fundamental to any new corporate policies.But we cannot do any of this without our supporters. We depend on people like you all across the globe to preserve rainforests, protect the climate and defend human rights today.Watch 30 Years of Rainforest Action Network to learn more about what we do and why we do it.

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TEENS, Inc.

Nederland, CO

TEENS, Inc. is a non-pofit committed to supporting, educating and empowering youth and their families to make healthy choices and thrive. We offer educational opportunities, a safe place for teens to spend time, job opportunities and support and mentorship for youth. Our guiding core values are Youth Voices, Believing in Possibility, Relationships and Honesty and Integrity.What We Believe In:Youth Voices: Youth voices, perspectives, and contributions are necessary, valued and respected as current leaders within TEENS, Inc. and future community leaders. We believe in youth and work with them to find expression of their own voice in their current and future endeavors. At TEENS, Inc. youth are included in governance, program development and implementation.Believing in Possibilities: We have an unending belief that with support, guidance and encouragement people can persevere and change the course of their lives for the better, despite potentially challenging and difficult circumstances.Relationships: We understand that the work we do is founded on the relationships that we form and we believe youth need a variety of strong adult relationships in their lives. We value and care for each other, uphold high expectations and set firm boundaries.Honesty and Integrity: In an effort to continuously improve both personally and as an organization we are committed to speaking our truth and being true to ourselves. Whether it is with co-workers, youth or any other stakeholder, we understand that honest communication and follow through is essential to upholding personal and organizational integrity.What We Do:Teen Center: The Teen Center is a NO-COST drop-in center for teens. We have a gymnasium with a foam pit, a basketball hoop and a bouldering wall. We also have computers with internet access and a fully equipped kitchen that is regularly restocked with food. The Teen Center provides a safe place for teens to be after school for those who do not participate in traditional after school activities. Teen Center programming aims to incorporate natural mentoring, recreation, employment, leadership/character building, and crime, violence and substance abuse prevention. The Teen Center also provides a food pantry for families in need. Chinook West: Since 2002, Chinook West has served over 155 students that desire a non-traditional setting to accomplish their academic goals. In 2013, Chinook West became a fully accredited school earning the highest accreditation standard through AdvancED. Our vision is that students leave prepared to make responsible choices about emotional and personal well-being and have the life and academic skills to accomplish their goals. Youth Employment: TEENS, Inc. employed approximately 50 youth this past year in three employment programs; Peer Supervisors, Teen Youth Corps and TeamWorks. All employment programs are education based and aim to push students comfort zones, expose them to career opportunities and build confidence. Youth employees increase perseverance and resiliency while learning career and life skills including teamwork and collaboration, careful attention to detail, interview skills, and social skills.Outdoor Leadership: TEENS, Inc. offers various outdoor leadership trips including 4 week climbing courses, Girls Wilderness Program, and Wilderness Leadership Retreats. Tuition is set on a sliding scale based on family income and circumstances. No student is turned away because of financial reasons.Restorative Justice: TEENS, Inc. brings restorative justice practices to the Peak to Peak Region. When a crime or wrongdoing occurs, restorative justice focuses on repairing the harm and mending the offender’s bond with the community. TEENS, Inc. has been implementing restorative justice practices for 10 years to address youth problem behaviors and we are now partnering with Nederland local schools, the Nederland Police Department and Nederland municipal court to develop these practices in the Peak to Peak Region. History: In 1997 TEENS, Inc. was granted its 501(c)(3) status and formally took over youth services from the Town of Nederland. Prior to 1997, Nederland Youth Services ran Teen Centers at different times in many locations throughout town. With a dedicated board of directors and committed group of teens, TEENS, Inc. raised one million dollars and on January 2, 2000 opened a 6800 square foot facility for youth to socialize, form strong relationships with caring adults, develop healthy self-esteem and master the leadership, academic and job related skills they need to become constructive and productive members of society. ...

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Louisiana Environmental Action Network

Baton Rouge, LA

The Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN) is a community based not-for-profit organization that has been working since 1986 to resolve the unique environmental struggles present in Louisiana.Our MissionTo foster cooperation and communication between individual citizens and corporate and government organizations in an effort to assess and mend the environmental problems in Louisiana.What We DoAt the core of LEAN’s work is the assistance we provide communities in dealing with their environmental challenges. LEAN has assisted communities with concerns involving environmental and health related impacts from air pollution, hazardous waste, water pollution, landfills, injection wells, municipal water treatment facilities, private water systems, paper mills, industrial incinerators, natural disasters and industrial accidents, to name a few. Our Services assessing, documenting, and monitoring environmental concernseducating individuals, communities, organizations, businesses and elected officials about environmental challenges in Louisianaorganizational support and leadership development for communities organizing around a local environmental issuetechnical support to individuals and communities working to resolve an environmental concern. Examples of technical support include: permit review, drafting public comments, analysis of environmental data, chemical sampling (air, water, soil, biota), multi-media production of educational resources specific to Louisiana’s environmental challenges, promoting public participation in government processes related to environmental decision making, facilitating dialogue and conflict resolution between communities, private industry and government agencies, and outreach and advocacy with local, national and international media outlets.“LEAN is one of the oldest and most effective and successful state wide citizen’s environmental and social justice organizations in the United States. Since 1985 LEAN has helped hundreds of groups and thousands of individuals across Louisiana and all but a small number have been very successful in dealing with or solving their issues and problems.”– William Fontenot...

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Arts & Scraps

Detroit, MI

Arts & Scraps is a Detroit nonprofit organization that annually recycles 28 tons of material to help 275,000 children think, create and learn.We reimagine recycled industrial materials, inspiring people of all ages to think, create and learn.Founded in 1989, we are a nonprofit organization located in Detroit, dedicated to connecting business, education and community. Our target audience is children living in low income areas.

Our Core Values • Reuse materials to make creative experiences affordable and accessible to every economic level. • Nurture individual creativity to stimulate learning and encourage independent thinking • Value the unique contributions of our staff, volunteers, funders and business & community partners • Believe financial self-sufficiency is vital to the stability of our organization • Motivate the community to see value in materials that traditionally have no value; to donate materials for reuse that cannot be recycled in a traditional manner.Our VisionProvide quality educational and creative experiences to underserved children in Metropolitan Detroit while minimizing the negative impact on the environmentWhat We Do • Provide recycled scraps for minimal cost to 3,300 organizations/classrooms annually, impacting 275,000 children. • Bring fun to core curriculums by encouraging open-ended thinking and creativity using our unusual materials. • Connect the private and non-profit/educational sectors by recruiting and recycling 28 tons of material. • Provide 12 educational programs for groups and individuals, ranging from infants to senior citizens. • Maintain scholarship funds so we can serve our target audience, underserved children. • Create a neutral place where people from all over the Detroit Metro area can exchange ideas. • Involve people of all abilities; providing service learning for 115 Individuals with Disabilities weekly • Entrepreneurial in nature. This makes us accountable to our clients and not reliant on a few large funders. • Travel throughout the Detroit area bringing programs to those who can’t visit our facility, using the ScrapMobile, a 26’ bus designed by Ford Motor Company volunteers and funded by Humana. • Effectively use volunteers. Our community contributes 10,000 hours annually, the equivalent of 4.8 full time staff people. • Have fun; this attitude flows through all our programs.

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The Ocean Project

Providence, RI

The Ocean Project advances ocean conservation in collaboration with organizations around the world. We are the global coordinators for World Oceans Day, a fast-growing celebration of our ocean, held annually on June 8 and with ongoing involvement year-round. Strategies for Achieving our MissionThe Ocean Project network has grown to include approximately 2,000 organizations in over 100 countries. We support our aquarium, zoo, and museum partners, youth groups, and many others with strategic communications guidance, resources, and tools to help them engage their visitors and the public for conservation action, at the personal, community, and societal levels. Through our global leadership for World Oceans Day, our network has diversified immensely and now includes organizations representing not only aquariums, zoos, museums, and youth groups, but also recreational interests, especially diving, sailing, boating and surfing, the tourism and hospitality industry, universities, schools, businesses, environmental and conservation NGOs, artists, the maritime industry, and communities of faith.To help grow the reach and impact of World Oceans Day, we activate, connect, and demonstrate worldwide support for ocean conservation on June 8th and then use those connections to generate involvement throughout the year. We have been growing World Oceans Day as a global rallying point for action that unifies organizations and captures people's imaginations to catalyze enhanced awareness, modify behaviors, develop the political will, and foster important measurable societal changes, locally, nationally and internationally.Our core values underpin everything we do. We are data driven, having conducted the largest market and public opinion research initiative ever, to measure changes in awareness and action and identify opportunities for action. We focus on creating positive solutions, pursuing innovative ways to achieve positive outcomes in both the short- and long-term. We continually identify strategic opportunities to complement and add value to others' efforts to be most effective.We focus not on enhancing our own brand image, but on improving our partners' individual and collective efforts to improve the health of the ocean and create a more sustainable society. By brokering connections and providing market research and analysis, and related education and communications strategies and tools, we have built strong respect and trust among our network of partners.

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The Center for Rural Affairs

Lyons, NE

Our mission is to establish strong rural communities, social and economic justice, environmental stewardship, and genuine opportunity for all while engaging people in decisions that affect the quality of their lives and the future of their communities. Our ValuesSince its inception, the Center has resisted the role of advocating for the interests of any particular group. Instead, we have chosen to advance a set of values - values that reflect the best of Rural America. Ultimately, we believe it is in the interest of all to create a future reflecting those values.We value: • RESPONSIBILITY placed upon each of us to contribute to our community and society. • CONSCIENCE that balances self-interest with an obligation to the common good and future generations. • PROGRESS that strengthens rural communities, small businesses, and family farms and ranches. • Genuine OPPORTUNITY for all to earn a living, raise a family, and prosper in a rural place. • Citizen INVOLVEMENT and ACTION to shape the future. • Widespread OWNERSHIP and CONTROL of small businesses, farms, and ranches by those who work them. • FAIRNESS that allows all who contribute to the nation's prosperity to share in it. • STEWARDSHIP of the natural environment upon which all of us - current and future generations - rely. We live in an era of profound change - when institutions, policy, and life are being fundamentally reshaped. It is a critical time for people of conscience to work together in guiding change to reflect our highest values. To that we commit the Center for Rural Affairs....

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Global Greengrants Fund

Boulder, CO

Our mission is to mobilize on-the-ground resources to fight environmental degradation, promote sustainability, and support social justice around the world.Solutions for lasting change come from people who face challenges to their environments and rights every day. We support community-based projects that make our world safer, healthier, and more just. As the leading environmental fund that supports grassroots action on a global scale, we have directed more than $45 million in grants to grassroots initiatives in 167 countries.We give people, foundations, and responsible businesses the opportunity to invest in global grassroots change that honors people, livelihoods, and ecosystems equally.Our innovative and responsive granting infrastructure connects you to a worldwide community of activists addressing their regions’ most pressing challenges. Because our expert Grant Advisors carefully select projects, you can be sure your support helps people create change that will last....

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Society of the Divine Savior-The Salvatorians

Milwaukee, WI

Salvatorian priests, brothers and deacons are members of the Society of the Divine Savior, a Catholic religious community. We minister collaboratively with the Salvatorian sisters and laity in the United States and in thirty other countries around the world. Founded in Rome in the 1880's, Salvatorians minister as chaplains, teachers, pastors, caregivers, secretaries, social workers, foreign missionaries, artists, volunteers, nurses, pastoral ministers, retreat directors -- wherever there is a need.Our priests and brothers carry the Word of God all over the globe, ministering wherever there is a need: Parishes and schools Hospitals Nursing homes Prisons Communities under duress MISSIONThe Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians) proclaims and teaches by all ways and means the goodness and kindness of Jesus the Savior.VISIONSalvatorians seek to become apostles for our times in order to make the Savior known to all people.SHARED VALUESPrayer We are vowed men of prayer, the center of which is the Eucharist.Providence We trust in God, discerning and responding to the signs of the times.Apostolate We are called to be apostles for the renewal of the Church and the world, and we invite others to discover and respond to their call to be apostles.Justice We advocate for justice and peace, standing with the poor and marginalized.Community We support one another through mutual love and service.Collaboration We are servant-leaders, involving others in our mission.Universality We include as members of the Society people from every nation, and we are open to serve the people of any nation.Simplicity We live a simple lifestyle, becoming one with those we serve, especially the poor. Celebration We rejoice in the fullness of life.

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Sea Save Foundation

Malibu, CA

Our mission is to generate consciousness and encourage stewardship of natural ecosystems while continuing with other charitable educational activities associated with this purpose.Sea Save Foundation strives to protect our oceans by raising awareness about the beauty of marine ecosystems and their fundamental importance to human survival. We seek solutions, advance public policy, and drive advocacy.“If we can clearly see our successes, we will be motivated to continue our efforts.” — Edi Fommenwiler

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Advocates for Snake Preservation

Tucson, AZ

Snakes are threatened by many of the same issues that affect all wildlife, including habitat loss, climate change, and disease. But negative attitudes toward snakes may be the biggest barrier to their conservation because it often impedes efforts to address other threats.Our Mission: To use science, education, and advocacy to promote compassionate conservation and coexistence with snakes.Our Vision: A world where snakes are respected and appreciated instead of feared and hated.Our Work: We conduct research on snakes following the guiding principles of compassionate conservation. We dispel myths and misinformation about snakes through our blog, presentations, and publications. We identify threats to snakes, and provide resources on how we can address those threats....

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