New York, NY
Our vision is to ensure every child born with a cleft can lead a full and productive life, because every child deserves the ability to smile.We are an international children’s charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate. Millions of children in developing countries with untreated clefts live in isolation, but more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing and speaking. Cleft repair surgery is simple, and the transformation is immediate. Our sustainable model provides training, funding, and resources to empower local doctors in 85+ developing countries to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care in their own communities.Patients see their smile for the first time, parents cry tears of joy, lives and communities are changed forever.As a result of our efficiency and with the support of our donors and partners around the world, Smile Train has transformed the lives of more than one million children by giving them the power of a smile.LEARN MORE
Oak Brook, IL
Mission StatementTo empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.Every day, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) works to fulfill our mission: "To support the efforts of Lions clubs and partners in serving communities locally and globally, giving hope and impacting lives through humanitarian service projects and grants."Since our founding in 1968 we have strived to sustain Lions’ humanitarian service goals throughout the world, awarding over 13,000 grants totaling more than US$1 billion, in the four key areas of sight, youth, disaster relief and other humanitarian efforts.We give sight. LCIF is providing vision for those in need all over the world by combating eye diseases, creating infrastructure to improve eye care delivery, increasing the number of trained eye care professionals and making vision care more equitable and sustainable.We support youth. All young people deserve to have an education, feel cared for and experience healthy development so they can have the chance to achieve their dreams. Through our positive youth development program, Lions Quest, LCIF is helping children learn to work together, make positive decisions and serve their communities. The Foundation also supports youth through constructing schools, youth centers and vocational training centers.We provide disaster relief. Lions are often some of the first to arrive at a disaster to provide relief, and Foundation support is right there with them. We help devastated communities survive after disasters and bring hope by assisting in long-term efforts of rebuilding of homes and lives.We address humanitarian needs. From working to combat global health issues such as measles and diabetes to empowering those with disabilities to lead more independent and fulfilling lives, LCIF is dedicated to a range of humanitarian service projects. The Foundation continues to develop and expand programs that meet emerging needs worldwide.LEARN MORE
New York, NY
Working to make the world better for children.The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF's work, and other efforts in support of the world's children, through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. UNICEF does whatever it takes to save and protect the world's most vulnerable children. Forty years ago, UNICEF figured out that promoting simple, low-cost interventions like hand washing and breastfeeding could save millions of lives. Undaunted by war or geography, UNICEF delivers.With more than 11,000 staff worldwide; 350 warehouses globally; strategic transit hubs in Copenhagen, Dubai, Panama and Shanghai; and a 24/7 emergency operations center in New York, UNICEF stands ready to provide both immediate and long-term necessities—food, water, shelter, protection and physical as well as mental health care—whenever a crisis arises. UNICEF also works to reunite children with family and provides care for those who are orphaned.WHAT WE DO:Save Children's LivesWater NutritionImmunizationHIV/AIDSMalariaBuild Children's Future'sEducation and SchoolsChildren with DisabilitiesChild TraffickingViolenceEmergency ReliefChildren in ConflictEarthquakesFood CrisesFloodsHurricanesTsunamis...
West Hollywood, CA
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading and only accredited national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under the age of 25.The Trevor Project offers a suite of crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs, including TrevorLifeline, TrevorText, and TrevorChat as well as a peer-to-peer social network support for LGBTQ young people under the age of 25, TrevorSpace. Trevor also offers an education program with resources for youth-serving adults and organizations, a legislative advocacy department fighting for pro-LGBTQ legislation and against anti-LGBTQ rhetoric/policy positions, and conducts research to discover the most effective means to help young LGBTQ people in crisis and end suicide.Every day, The Trevor Project saves young lives through its accredited, free and confidential phone, instant message and text messaging crisis intervention services. A leader and innovator in suicide prevention, The Trevor Project offers the largest safe social networking community for LGBTQ youth, best practice suicide prevention educational trainings, resources for youth and adults, and advocacy initiatives....
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.LEARN MORE
Love Hope Strength (LHS) is now firmly established as the world’s leading rock and roll cancer foundation. The organization was created in 2007, registered as a charity in 2008, and co-founded by Mike Peters and James Chippendale. Mike is a 3-time cancer survivor and an internationally acclaimed singer for the Welsh rock band The Alarm. James, a fellow cancer survivor, is a respected insurance executive specializing in the music industry. Together they had the vision that LHS could literally, “Save lives, one concert at a time!”LEARN MORE
We are a global grassroots force of two million volunteers saving lives and celebrating life, every single day. Doing everything in our power to prevent cancer, we’re available 24/7 for those with cancer questions or concerns. Providing information, raising awareness, fostering innovation, and offering care, we’re dedicated to freeing the world from the pain and suffering of cancer. Our mission and vision is a world free from the pain and suffering of cancer. We promote healthy lifestyles by issuing cancer guidelines for early detection, helping people avoid tobacco, and reducing barriers to healthy eating and exercise. If you are diagnosed, we’re there for you, providing emotional support, the latest cancer information, or a home away from home when treatment is far away. We help you stay healthy and thrive after treatment. We research ways for survivors to not only live longer, but live better. Cancer is a worthy opponent, to say the least. It has a formidable nature, a resourceful manner, and a destructive appetite. But, cancer will never have what we have – humanity, made up of courage, determination, innovation, passion, empathy, and caring. These are the values that are giving us the advantage over cancer. With your support, we will save more lives than ever before. Together, we are stronger than cancer....
The Infinite Foundation, Inc. (TIF) was ultimately founded to provide the community with an opportunity to informally network from every discipline within the public and private sectors, to share up-to-date social, economic and cultural information, and to foster humanitarian services to the homeless and needy. Today, our work spans the following program areas: HealthcareWellness and human servicesMedical missionArt, Culture, and FestivalsYouth leadership and skills developmentAmateur sports development Educational support programs We aim to be a leading supporter of efforts to promote policies for better living, respect for the rule of law, human services of minorities, orphanages, the homeless, and the underserved. We believe the quintessential attributes and experience of our dynamic team can play a positive role in an inter-relational dialogue and harmonious co-existence in Nigeria, Africa and around the world rather than the hypersegregation and clash of racial and ethnicity. We seek to create dialogue that breaks out of the dualities of anti- and pro- ethnic forces, of the right vs. the left, of secularism vs. religion, of science vs. spirituality, of economic growth vs. ecological preservation. Helping each ethnicity find its own voice in this dialogue is a key part of our mission....
Los Angeles, CA
Operation USA supports health and education programs in order to help children and families at home and abroad recover and thrive in the wake of disasters, disease, violence and endemic poverty.Every day, we strive to meet the needs of under-served and overlooked populations so future generations have the tools to create meaningful change in their own communities and lives. Working with partners around the world, we empower communities to recover, build resiliency and thrive in the face of pervasive obstacles in a time of unprecedented global need. Our WorkGive and it gets there. We are a Los Angeles-based international disaster relief and development agency helping communities at home and abroad overcome the effects of disasters, disease, violence and endemic poverty. Small, agile and effective. Operation USA is a hands-on agency with a small, dedicated staff overseeing our projects and disaster response work. Free of the bureaucracy and overhead of a larger organization, creative solutions allow us to respond to real needs in real time. As Founding Board member Julie Andrews says, “Operation USA is the little ship that gets in the harbor where the big ships cannot go.”Privately funded from day one. 100% privately-funded, we works without any government financial support—or the constraints that support may bring.Changing lives at home and abroad. Disaster relief is most often associated with the developing world–but, since our earliest days, we have dedicated a portion of our efforts to projects here at home. And, as needs have increased, in some years as much as 50% of our work is done in the USA.In it for the long haul. In most cases, the effects of disasters are not limited by time. Years after a disaster has abated, communities are still frequently in need of assistance. Committed to rebuilding, we stay in the field long after many others have left. Long-term projects help rebuild lives and livelihoods.Focusing on education and health. Education may be the single most cost-effective kind of aid. It opens minds, builds futures and provides youths with the tools they need to succeed. Enhanced health care lengthens lives and transforms communities. We support these life-changing programs so that children and families can recover, grow and thrive in the wake of disasters.Every donation—large or small—makes an impact. When you donate to Operation USA, you immediately start to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most.LEARN MORE
Our MissionMAP International is a Christian organization providing life-changing medicines and health supplies to people in need. MAP serves all people, regardless of religion, gender, race, nationality or ethnic background.What We DoWe provide medicines and health supplies to those in need around the world so they might experience life to the fullest. In times of disaster, MAP International provides immediate humanitarian assistance and relief aid including medicines and health supplies to people left homeless and without access to basic services. From the earliest days of a response, MAP focuses on helping communities restore critical services and work with partners to help them rebuild health systems. MAP International has provided more than $6 billion in medicines and health supplies to communities in need since its inception in 1954. MAP is recognized for its stewardship by charity watchdogs, each year achieving the highest ratings from the Better Business Bureau, Charity Navigator, CNBC, ECFA and Forbes magazine.We Are Financially AccountableMAP is recognized for its efficiency by charity watchdogs each year achieving the highest ratings from the Better Business Bureau, Charity Navigator, CNBC, ECFA, and Forbes magazine. Because of MAP's effective use of donated goods, for every dollar donated, $60 in medicines and medical supplies is shipped to those in need.LEARN MORE
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....
Shriners Hospitals for Children® is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-wide research, and outstanding medical education. Our 22 locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. All care is provided, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. The care at Shriners Hospitals goes beyond the limits of traditional healthcare. Shriners Hospitals for Children provides all aspects of treatment, including surgery, rehabilitation and psychological support. Shriners Hospitals also provides ancillary services such as sports camp, life skills clinics and a school re-entry program to ease the transition of children after being hospitalized. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. ...
Our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by the disease. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.LEARN MORE
Kansas City, MO
Our ONE goal? Break the cycle of poverty. Children International (CI) gives kids a safe place, an encouraging team and a path out of poverty. We have a bold vision: graduating healthy, educated, empowered and employed young adults from our program so they can achieve the goal of breaking the cycle of poverty. Period.How We Make A DifferenceWe have a simple, proven approach that is making a difference. Kids in our program have access to:1. A safe PLACE: 70+ community centers located where our sponsored kids live - clean, uplifting spaces such as clinics, libraries, computer labs, tutoring areas, meeting spaces and playgrounds.2. A caring TEAM that inspires, encourages and supports our sponsored children: local doctors, dentists, coaches and staff, plus about 9,000 volunteers worldwide!3. A clear PATH out of poverty that focuses on health, education, empowerment and employment through country-relevant and age-specific programs and services. Staying on the path from toddlerhood to young adulthood equips our kids with crucial life and job skills to break the cycle of poverty. For good.Walk into one of our 70+ community centers around the world, and you will see kids playing, reading, getting medical and dental check-ups and receiving life-changing help. But something even bigger happens, too. For many kids and families, our community centers offer a place of dignity and hope. And you can make a long-term impact on their lives by helping build a community center in much-needed areas. Check out our on-going and newly completed community center projects on our Cause pages. Your help = incredible impactOutside our community centers, life is very different for our children and youth. That's why your support means so much – and provides a safe, dignifying place for kids and their families.SMART GIVING: Children International is a top-rated, BBB-accredited charity and named one of the top humanitarian organizations in the U.S. by Consumers Digest. We're proud that 84% of our total expenses in 2015 went directly to the programs and activities that help sponsored children, and we're proud of the high standards we met in achieving that number. At CI, your money goes a long way to make a huge change in kids' lives.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....
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. ...
Our mission is to provide health services to needy people in Bangladesh, particularly the women and children in rural areas.Established in 1999 by Dr. Iftikher Mahmood, a Bangladeshi-American, HOPE Foundation for Women and Children of Bangladesh was created with the goal of serving those most in need. Bangladesh has an extremely high maternal, infant and child mortality rate. Most of these deaths could be prevented with a mass education program of preventative health and early intervention to manage infectious conditions as well as provide basic treatment. The ratio of healthcare workers and health facilities is extremely low and consequently, the health needs of this country are vastly unmet. Medical treatment is often ill equipped to provide the necessary treatment. There are currently 300 beds in this area to treat 2 million people living in Cox’s Bazar. Dr. Mahmood, being a Pediatrician, wanted to make a profound impact on the lives of his people and provide services for those who otherwise could not afford it. Through tireless fundraising, HOPE’s team raised enough money to build a 40-bed hospital in Ramu, Cox’s Bazar, as well as 8 HOPE Medical Centers in rural areas. In addition to primary care, HOPE’s hospital boasts: Emergency & Trauma TreatmentPediatricsMaternal CareDiagnostic ServicesTraining CenterOutreach & Education Programs Specialized Care in Obstetric Fistula Repair, Cleft Lip & Palate Repair, and Burn Treatment & Rehabilitation Where We WorkHOPE Hospital: Our 40-bed hospital in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh serves the impoverished in the area. We charge 80% of the normal medical costs, or free if patients are unable to pay at all. The pillar of where our work takes place, HOPE Hospital is providing an immense amount of treatment and services. On average we are seeing over 25,000 patients a year.HOPE Medical Centers: HOPE Medical Centers are small health clinics set up in rural villages, increasing access to healthcare in hard to reach areas. As most of our patients are overwhelmingly disadvantaged, transportation to HOPE Hospital can be difficult, or completely impossible. By setting up these clinics, HOPE is able to serve even the most rural of areas. HOPE Medical Centers also serve as referral centers if a patient requires advanced treatment at our Hospital.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
Santa Monica, CA
Our Mission Step Up delivers compassionate support to people experiencing serious mental illness to help them recover, stabilize, and integrate into the community. Through dynamic partnerships, we provide positive social and learning environments, vocational training, permanent supportive housing opportunities, and recovery services to empower individuals to cultivate lives of hope and dignity. We exercise innovative leadership and advocacy to increase public understanding, support and acceptance of all people living with mental illness.Our Vision Step Up envisions that all individuals, families, and communities affected by mental illness will have the opportunity to experience recovery and a sense of belonging, and that permanent supportive housing will be available to everyone who needs it.Cover Photos by Nadia TysonWatch our 2016 Year in Review! ...
Baton Rouge, LA
Our MissionTo improve lives by leveraging partnerships in our community to advance the common good through education, income stability, and healthy living.Our VisionA community where everyone is empowered to achieve their full potential.Areas of FocusThis year we’re taking a new approach, one that will allow us to achieve more and have a greater impact on our community’s most pressing needs. We call this approach the impact model. This model allows us to more effectively achieve results by targeting your support to programs that create measurable impact in our community. All programs fall into 5 focus areas.Education Income StabilityHealthBasic NeedsCommunity Level Strategies...
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.LEARN MORE
New Orleans, LA
The mission of What You Give Will Grow is to improve the lives of those in need through support of local causes and organizations in the New Orleans and Gulf South communities, with a strong focus on children’s charities and cancer initiatives . Through What You Give Will Grow’s efforts in the community, we hope to inspire others to join us in spreading a spirit of giving.Thomas started What You Give Will Grow in 2012 with his wife Lauren. They have fallen in love with the great city of New Orleans and reside here year round. So far, we have raised approximately $100,000 with the help of Who Dat Nation.What inspired What You Give Will Grow?LEARN MORE
Santa Monica, CA
Welcome to The Painted Turtle - a camp for children with serious medical conditions! Through innovative, camp-based programs that offer a great big dose of fun and support, children with more than 70 medical conditions reclaim the joys of childhood and learn to reach beyond their illnesses.The Painted Turtle offers children with serious medical conditions and their families a unique camp experience designed to foster personal growth and exploration. Our goal is to empower campers - to make new friends, try new things, build self-confidence, and become more independent in their medical care. In short, we aspire to help our campers discover all that is possible in their lives.Our camp sessions create a community, one where kids get to know other kids just like them. With this feeling of belonging - of not being alone with their illness - campers are more ready to overcome challenges and embrace the new opportunities they encounter every day. And of course, it's all done in an environment that provides outstanding medical care and support for all the campers' needs.A member of Paul Newman's renowned SeriousFun camps, The Painted Turtle has given tens of thousands of children and family members hope and encouragement through our residential camp programs and offsite outreach programs throughout California. There is no billing department at The Painted Turtle - campers and their families always attend free of charge. And there's no limit to the amount of smiles and laughter a camper can experience either!...
Santa Monica, CA
The mission of Humanity Squared is to help persons with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues get the best treatment that they can, in order to provide them with the best opportunity to succeed in recovery.All too often it takes hitting rock bottom before someone is ready to work on their own recovery. And all too often hitting rock bottom means that the damage that addiction has caused means that the addict lacks the financial resources to pay for the treatment they need. This is where Humanity2 can help.We are a nonprofit organization that makes targeted loans to persons in recovery, designed specifically to advance their treatment. We focus on three main areas: Insurance, Housing, and Education....
Our mission is to achieve sustainable advances in health care around the world by implementing health education programs and providing humanitarian assistance in areas of need.Founded in 1958, Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere) is dedicated to providing lasting solutions to health problems with the mission of helping people to help themselves. Identifiable to many by the SS HOPE, the world’s first peacetime hospital ship, Project HOPE now provides medical training and health education, as well as conducts humanitarian assistance programs in more than 35 countries.We deliver essential medicines and supplies, volunteers and medical training to prevent disease, promote wellness, respond to disaster and save lives around the globe.Over the past five decades, we have demonstrated our ability to develop long-term solutions to pressing health problems, the true essence of helping people help themselves. Our global work includes fighting infectious diseases such as TB and HIV/AIDS, addressing the rapidly growing risks of noncommunicable diseases —especially obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, improving the quality of health care for women and children and responding to humanitarian crisis.LEARN MORE
New Orleans, LA
We focus on educating young girls in our community about heart health and heart disease prevention by: Incorporating Physical ActivityEducating on Heart Healthy Food Options Encouraging Healthy Lifestyle Choices We strive to empower young girls and their families to take their heart health in their hands by providing heart related information, educational tools and support needed to sustain a heart healthy lifestyle. "Heart disease is the #1 killer of women that’s why I am excited to partner with such a great group of professionals to help educate young girls and raise awareness about heart disease prevention” - Essence Harris Banks, President/Founder of Heart N Hands “Heart N Hands has the potential to be a major positive influence on the future women of NOLA, as our adolescent girls are empowered with awareness and tips for prevention of time sensitive killers - heart disease and stroke. The cycle of premature disease, disability, and death can be broken” -Sheryl Martin-Schild, MD, PhD, FANA, FAHA, Heart N Hands Board Member and Director of the Stroke Program at Tulane University Health Science Center “As a registered dietitian, my passion and reason for supporting Heart N Hands is to educate and motivate people by showing them that good nutrition doesn’t have to be hard.” - Molly Kimball, Heart N Hands Advisory Member, RD, CSSD, Ochsner Health System, Elmwood Fitness, WGNO/ABC26 News | NOLA.com | Times PicayuneLEARN MORE
There are a staggering 143 million orphan children worldwide. Many remain uncounted, living in the streets and sewer systems. They are subjected to human trafficking, prostitution, child labor, terrorism and worse. Many of these children will die of starvation, malnutrition, preventable illness and acts of violence. They are abandoned, rejected and forgotten. They are children. You can make a difference...Join us as we bring hope to the orphans of the world by providing food, shelter, medical care, academic education, spiritual growth and more in a manner that breaks the cycle of dependence and promotes individual and societal productivity as well as charitable character within the community. For 17 years we have been transforming "orphanages" and "institutions" into thriving Children's Homes through our unique Whole Home Care approach and monthly reporting accountability. Each children's home is approved through our extensive application process and agrees to the terms of our support and guidance, which includes providing detailed profiles on each child in the home, monthly budgets, monthly photos, monthly program reports and proof of purchases. Each home is spot checked by our in country Child Care Coordinators or Program Liaisons. And we do not stop there. Each child who ages out of the home has a developed plan according to his/her interests and abilities for higher education, skill training or gainful employment. Yes, we DO break the cycle. Be A Lifeline of Hope to an Orphaned Child! Haiti-India-Kenya-Liberia-Mexico-Pakistan-Philippines-Russia-UgandaTo learn more about our programs visit us at www.orphanslifeline.org...
We operate under the vision that people deserve the chance to better themselves with the help of the resources we have to offer. We have adopted the motto: "Excellence Is A Choice, Faith Is A Virtue"....
Los Angeles, CA
We provide food, educational support, clothing, medicine, and necessary supplies in some of the poorest villages in Southeast Asia, South America, and Africa. We locate places where basic necessities of nutritious food, clean water, and adequate clothes are a luxury; then use modern day methods to implement long term solutions for that area to become self-sustaining.Ultimately, Feed Starving People would like to contribute to the development of places with very severe poverty through the advancement of sustainable resources. In order to build, maintain and grow into a productive and resourceful place. it is important for people to recognize their usefulness in their own community first. Therefore, we would like to be a vehicle for education, inspiration and motivation for the citizens of each community we are in.Currently, we have a large network of partners and friends, who will run short-term programs in Southeast Asia, South America, and Africa. Moreover, as the organization continues to grow, we are setting up several long-term projects with teams of passionate and qualified people into various communities to run a range of education and medical programs, as well as clothing and food drives. Feed Starving People was founded during a trip through Southeast Asia by our Executive Director Tim Bradley in 2012. Aside from all the amazing impressions on his trip, Tim was deeply touched by the poverty he saw in many places. In Cambodia, one of the poorest countries of the world, Tim spontaneously decided that it was time to give back and his organization has been doing so ever since.LEARN MORE
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for those with a neuromuscular disease by providing services and support and to establish a state of the art, warm and welcoming, age-appropriate facility that can be called home.Our vision is to ensure that no one with a neuromuscular disease ever feels as though they have to live alone or without access to a solid support system.We value passionate commitment, honesty, integrity, excellent service, and caring and compassionate support.LEARN MORE
Los Angeles, CA
Special Needs Network’s mission is to raise public awareness of developmental disabilities and to impact public policy, while providing education and resources to families, children and adults. SNN serves as a link between under-served communities and mainstream developmental disability organizations and governmental institutions, which often fail to address issues specific to these communities. SNN firmly believes that dignity, hope and opportunity are the birthright of all children. Founded in 2005, Special Needs Network, Inc. (SNN) grew out of the struggles of Areva D. Martin, Esq. after her son Marty was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2. After finding it incredibly difficult to access services for Marty, Ms. Martin became aware of the enormous challenges faced by families affected by developmental disabilities in underserved communities – in particular, the neighborhood of South Los Angeles. A Harvard-trained attorney, Ms. Martin used her entrepreneurial and legal skills, as well as her own experiences navigating the complex system of care, to create a parent-centered organization with a mission to help the communities in need through four resolutions: 1. Reduce the waiting period for families to have their children diagnosed;2. Bring education, resources, and services directly to the community;3. Provide unique learning opportunities for children and young adults with developmental disabilities; and4. Forge an action-based coalition of families empowered to self-advocate at all levels of government. These urgent resolutions were the seeds that blossomed into Special Needs Network and our long list of programs that today serve thousands of families in the Los Angeles area and throughout the state of California....
The IssueMany people don’t receive adequate rehabilitation to fully recover from catastrophic medical events (e.g., strokes, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries). They face a life of disability. Our VisionAll patients will have the opportunity to recover to their full potential. Our MissionWe change lives by helping people restore ability and reduce disability.We make it possible for people to recover from catastrophic medical events.How We're HelpingWe make grants to rehab centers that allow patients to continue their rehabilitation, recover to their full potential, and move forward in their lives.Why the Need for Funding?Even if you have medical insurance, you probably don't have enough. Typically, insurance covers just 20-30 visits to a rehab center. That's where we come in, providing funding when insurance runs out, so people have the opportunity to recover to their full potential.Disability is not the only option.WE STAND FOR ABILITY!...
BreastfeedLA is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of infants and families through education, outreach, and advocacy to promote and support breastfeeding.BreastfeedLA (formerly known as the Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles) formed in 1994 by a group of dedicated volunteers who wanted to make a difference in the breastfeeding rates in Los Angeles County. BreastfeedLA incorporated as a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation in September of 2001.GOALS & OBJECTIVESFacilitate the acceptance of breastfeeding as the societal norm for infant feeding.Create a supportive public environment for breastfeeding and the use of human milk.- Conduct outreach and facilitate networking to broaden the base of active breastfeeding support.- Increase the incidence of positive breastfeeding messages in the media.- Work together towards systemic change by educating public officials, institutions and the community about policies and practices that promote, protect and support breastfeeding.- Educate both employers and employees about the benefits of supporting breastfeeding in the workplace, and how to create a breastfeeding-friendly work environment.Capacitate the healthcare system to effectively support exclusive breastfeeding and the provision of human milk to human babies.- Advance a breastfeeding-friendly model of health care delivery to effectively support exclusive breastfeeding and the provision of human milk to human babies.- Promote breastfeeding awareness and education for healthcare providers and administrators.- Highlight the cost-effectiveness of breastfeeding as a way to manage health care costs.Establish BreastfeedLA as a trusted source of breastfeeding information and resources.- Provide comprehensive web-based information and resources for lactation and other healthcare professionals and consumers.- Produce, maintain, and distribute a free print and web-based publication listing breastfeeding resources and information in Greater Los Angeles.- Provide educational programs tailored for professional, paraprofessional and lay audiences.- Foster the development of local expertise as well as facilitate learning opportunities from nationally renowned breastfeeding experts.LEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE
Our mission to “transfer medical knowledge from those who have it, to those who need it,” has been a rewarding journey that continues to evolve. Today, not only does Medical Missions for Children help diagnose and treat sick children in underserved hospitals globally (Telemedicine), we help educate medical professionals (Global Video Library of Medicine / Medical Broadcasting Channel), entertain sick children (Giggles Children's Theater), help young children understand their affliction (Team WOW) and help other charitable organizations diversify....