Working directly within the homeless community, peer councils prioritize each other's requests for transportation, certification renewals, skills training, and other basic needs. $10, $25, or $50 can help eliminate an obstacle that would just be a nuisance for most. Help us provide these micro grants to nurture empowerment, community, and accountability.
Our Mission at ABLE Academy: To support differently “ABLE-d” children to reach their maximum potential through intensive therapy, education, family training, community outreach and advocacy. ABLE Academy is a non-profit organization committed to the study of human behavior and development and its effective application to persons with identified needs. Our school effectively teaches children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Progress is not a hope, but a guarantee resulting from the use of scientifically validated procedures for adding, decreasing or extinguishing behaviors. We at ABLE Academy believe that every person, regardless of their current level of functioning is entitled to the highest quality treatment. In line with single-subject design research, each learner’s program development and implementation is based on data specific to the learner. We hold our standards of treatment to those developed by the National Board of Behavior Analysis.
Action Against Hunger | ACF International, a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger, works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger.
Angelwish helps you grant wishes to children living with chronic illnesses such as asthma, diabetes, and hiv/aids at over 125 hospitals around the world.
BRAC is a development success story, spreading solutions born in Bangladesh to 10 other countries around the world – a global leader in creating opportunity for the world’s poor. What started out as a limited relief operation in 1972 in a remote village of Bangladesh, has turned into the largest development organisation in the world. Organising the poor using communities’ own human and material resources, it catalyses lasting change, creating an ecosystem in which the poor have the chance to seize control of their own lives. We do this with a holistic development approach geared toward inclusion, using tools like microfinance, education, healthcare, legal services, community empowerment and more. Our work now touches the lives of an estimated 126 million people, with staff and BRAC-trained entrepreneurs numbering in the hundreds of thousands, a global movement bringing change to 10 countries in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, with operations in our 11th country, the Philippines, being launched in 2012.
Central Iowa Shelter & Services' mission is to provide free shelter and meals to homeless adults regardless of physical or emotional conditions, and to facilitate their move toward self-sufficiency.
CFY, a national nonprofit organization, is a leader in using digital learning to help low-income children do better in school. CFY's approach addresses the learning students do not only in their classrooms, but in all environments, including the home. We are unique in that we operate both "in the cloud" (through PowerMyLearning.com, a free K-12 online learning platform) and "on the ground" (through our Digital Learning Program, where we work hands-on with all three of the constituents that impact student achievement: teachers, parents, and students). CFY's PowerMyLearning platform recently received significant support from three of the nation's most prominent funders: the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Additionally, CFY's Digital Learning Program has grown to be one of the largest programs of its kind, having served more than 50,000 families from over 100 schools nationwide and demonstrating significant impact on student achievement, student engagement, parental involvement, and broadband adoption.
charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries.
CODE2040 brings high performing Black and Latino/a computer engineering students to Silicon Valley for a comprehensive summer fellowship program consisting of an internship with a top startup plus mentoring, speakers, company visits, interactive workshops, executive coaching, and more. In its inaugural summer, CODE2040 fellows met executives at tech powerhouses like Google and Facebook and top venture firms like Kleiner Perkins and Greylock, worked at leading edge startups like Tumblr and Jawbone, and visited trendsetting companies like Zynga and Square. In summer 2013, CODE2040 will partner with dozens of Silicon Valley's best companies to welcome 20 students into its career-launching fellows program.
Connecther is a global communication and crowdfunding platform, focused on advancing women and girls globally.
COTAP empowers individuals to address both climate change and global poverty by connecting their unavoidable carbon footprints with accredited forestry projects in least developed countries which create wages for the worldï¿½s poorest people.
Create Now is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1996 that transforms the lives of high-risk and at-risk youth through creative arts mentoring, education, resources and opportunities. We serve vulnerable children ages 2-25 with our therapeutic programs in music, writing, visual arts and the performing arts. Kids learn to express themselves in a positive manner versus the destructive ways that they have in the past. Each year, we also bring thousands of these youngsters to concerts, plays and other cultural events. We have reached over 30,000 of the most troubled youth in Southern California during the last 16 years.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works in nearly 70 countries providing medical aid to those most in need regardless of their race, religion, or political affiliation.
Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post requests, and individuals can give directly to the ones that inspire them. To date, 225,000 public and charter school teachers have used DonorsChoose.org to secure $120 million in books, art supplies, technology, and other resources that their students need to learn. Visit www.donorschoose.org/intro to hear Oprah Winfrey and Stephen Colbert tell the DonorsChoose.org story.
FCancer is a social media-powered movement aiming to educate people about the crucial early warning signs of cancer. Our purpose is to inspire Gen Y to share the message that 90% of cancers are curable if caught in stage 1. Beyond this message we provide the educational resources and communication tools necessary to support someone who has Cancer.
Fugees Family, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to working with child survivors of war. We build upon the power of soccer to galvanize these kids by giving them the support and structure they need to realize their vast potential. Five years ago, Coach Luma Mufleh started a Fugees team to provide refugee boys with free access to organized soccer. Since then, our programming has grown to include year-round soccer for 86 boys and girls aged 10-18, after-school tutoring and soccer for 50 elementary-aged students, a private academy serving 57 students, and an academic enrichment summer camp.
Girls Who Code is working to educate, inspire, and equip underserved girls aged 13-17 with the skills and resources necessary to pursue careers in engineering and technology.
Global Healing is an English and American based charity dedicated to promoting health care reform in areas of the world where modern medical health care is not available. Global Healing aims for sustainable development of healthcare services, rather than short-term or emergency interventions. We have a solid record of achievements, having set up a self-sufficient pediatric and adult cardiac surgery unit, a neonatal intensive care unit, a pediatric outpatient clinic, and three blood banks. Global Healing currently has programs in the countries of Georgia, Armenia, Honduras, Dominica, Moldova, Nepal and Haiti.
The world is full of problems. GlobalGiving is full of solutions. Solutions run by innovative, grassroots projects and organizations that are working to educate children, feed the hungry, build houses, train women (and men) with job skills, and hundreds of other amazing things. GlobalGiving is a charity fundraising web site that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities.
goods for good empowers communities in Malawi to support orphans and children in need.
Grist is an online news organization that uses humor to interpret green issues and inspire environmental action.
hackNY aims to federate the next generation of hackers for the New York innovation community. Co-organized by faculty from NYU and Columbia, hackNY organizes the hackNY Fellows program and student 'hackathons' in order to create and empower a community of student-technologists.
HoneyLove is a Los Angeles based 501(c)3 non-profit conservation organization with a mission to protect the honeybees and inspire and educate new urban beekeepers.
Imagine Scholar provides unique, personalized education to promising and motivated youth from disadvantaged communities in South Africa’s rural Nkomazi region. We strive to effect profound change on individual lives and empower the next generation of African leaders through creative, multidimensional development. Imagine Scholar aspires not to help students merely get by, but to give them the tools to be the difference makers of their generation and bring about lasting change in their communities.
iMentor leverages the power of mentoring to help youth in low-income communities graduate high school college-ready and succeed in college. Students and mentors work one-on-one through iMentor?s online and in-person curriculum to navigate the college application process and build critical skills linked to high school and college success. Since 1999, iMentor has connected 7,000 students in New York City with mentors, and is serving more than 1,800 mentor-mentee pairs this year. iMentor also provides its curriculum, technology, and best practices to more than 30 nonprofits in 20 states to help them run effective mentoring programs.
inCOMMON exists to alleviate poverty at a root level by uniting and strengthening vulnerable neighborhoods As the context of where life is lived, neighborhoods provide an extraordinary opportunity to alleviate poverty at a cause or root level. If a neighborhood is strong and thriving, it is more likely residents will enjoy these same characteristics. Unfortunately, many neighborhoods face great challenges, such as poverty, crime, lack of living-wage employment, etc. As a result of living in such environments, residents and families are denied many basic opportunities for wellbeing and success. The work of strengthening vulnerable neighborhoods presents the strategic window to stop poverty before it starts. inCOMMON aims to actively build neighborhoods of engaged residents, who in turn build strong, safe, and vibrant neighborhoods for themselves and for future generations who would otherwise grow up under the detrimental conditions of poverty.
Nexus of media, information, international relations and humanitarian affairs; publishes the international journal, MIPJ, and produces MIPJ Online Radio regarding the role of information in humanitarian issues and complex emergencies.
Kiva is a non-profit organization that connects thousands of people around the world through lending to alleviate poverty. Loans made on Kiva help borrowers build businesses, improve their homes, pay for school and more. This donation will go toward Kiva's operating costs, allowing us to send staff into the field, post loans that make a real difference in people's lives, and reach even more borrowers in 60+ countries around the world. Learn more about Kiva at Kiva.org.
MPP believes that the greatest harm associated with marijuana is prison, we focus on removing criminal penalties for marijuana use, with a particular emphasis on making marijuana medically available to seriously ill people who have the approval of their doctors. We know that real change takes more than good ideas, and so MPP is all about getting results — changing policies and laws.
Launched in Kingston, Jamaica in late 2012, Mind Gardens is a non-profit initiative started by Snoop Lion with the goal of establishing sustainable, organic community gardens that will provide fresh fruits and vegetables to school aged children in the community. Bringing these communities the proper tools and resources to cultivate their own nutritional alternatives not only makes for healthy bodies, but also healthy minds. With two gardens already underway, we need your help to spread the word, build more gardens and take this project worldwide. Together we can plant a seed, grow a garden, and change a life.
ABOUT MOUSE MOUSE empowers underserved youth to learn, lead and create with technology, preparing them with skills essential for their academic and career success. The MOUSE Squad program trains students to become digital media and technology experts in their schools, improving the use of technology to enhance learning, while also building confidence and developing skills for 21st century innovation. MOUSE connects students around shared interests as a national network of youth technology leaders. High school students across NYC can advance their MOUSE Squad experience by participating in MOUSE Corps, a youth-centered design and technology program in which students explore career pathways through professional mentors and internships, and develop technology projects that address a social need. Founded in 1997, MOUSE programs are having a positive and lasting impact on over 4,000 students in 345 sites, including in New York, California, Illinois and Texas. In partnership with Microsoft, the MOUSE Help Desk curriculum is accessible in more than 50 countries worldwide. Since 2000, more than 18,000 students have participated in MOUSE programs, providing valued technical support and leadership for more than 1.5 million students, teachers and administrators in their schools and communities.
As the nonprofit partner of the U.S. Forest Service, we engage America in community-based and national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of the National Forest System. We also administer private gifts of funds and land for the benefit of the National Forests.
National Relief Charities (NRC) is a nonprofit dedicated to quality of life for Native Americans living on remote and poverty-stricken reservations in the Plains and Southwest. American Indians are the most underserved group in the United States. Our mission is "To help Native American people improve the quality of their lives by providing opportunities for them to bring about positive changes in their communities."
NextGen Academy (NGA) is an innovative leadership program that changes lives - a 'gap year' program for high-school graduates that offers tools for personal and professional development, serving locally and globally. Our Mission: Challenge and Empower the Next Generation to Create Lives of Authenticity, Abundance and Altruism In a world where we are bombarded everyday by media instructing us to live for ourselves and look for happiness in material goods, many of our youth find themselves living empty lives with no real purpose or direction. The CDC reports that for youth between the ages of 10 and 24, suicide is the third leading cause of death. It results in approximately 4600 lives lost each year and is the third major cause of death in this age group. These are just numbers, but come talk to some of these kids who are thinking about it and you'll know why we run NGA. NGA is created to inspire ownership over life and maximize positive impact in our communities. By creating a family atmosphere of trust, we teach the value of true relationships through open communication and sharing of real emotion with others. NextGen Academy challenges youth through service to others. We train participants to teach and send them into schools to confront issues of bullying, peer pressure, depression - how to build self-confidence and to make positive life choices. By exemplifying good character, this peer education/mentoring model has real traction as teens are not often given the opportunity to think outside the box. Participants also develop and build a service project in Africa. Through this, their perspective on life shifts and return more grateful, ready to offer what they have to create their world. NextGen Academy is non-sectarian and inclusive. We are eager to do more, reach more kids and young adults through our effective programs. We need your help to do so. “If you want to change your life in the best way possible – doing things you have always wished you would do-and being the person you have always wished you could be – then do it.” – Krysta Howell, Maryland
One Million AOK (dab Think Kindness) inspires measurable acts of Kindness in schools and communities around the country. We facilitate this through our '15 Days of Kindness' school program where we pin school versus school, 'Who can make the biggest difference in the world. . . in just 15 Days'. Each school works on challenges to make a massive difference in their community and in the lives of orphan children in Kenya. Each year, Think Kindness carry's out a massive Global Act of Kindness. Three weeks ago our team returned from delivering over 1,000 water filtration devices, shoes, school supplies, and build an e-tutoring center within a rural orphanage. Think Kindness is continuing its growth to inspire Kindness, both near and far.
Peak 4 Poverty’s mission is to raise awareness about children who have either been infected, or affected by the AIDS/HIV virus in Africa. The philosophy is to empower these children through education so that they can achieve economic self sufficiency, access to affordable housing, health care, and meaningful employment on which they can build and secure a successful future.
Pencils of Promise believes every child deserves access to quality education. We create schools, programs and global communities around the common goal of education for all.
Pony Express Riders of Iowa, Inc. is a network of volunteer "Riders" who host fundraisers in their home county throughout the year. No formal qualifications are needed to become a member of Pony Express - men, women, and children join in the common cause of helping children and adults with disabilities. The money raised is used to benefit Camp Sunnyside in Des Moines. The "Riders" receive no compensation for their time, the smiles on the children's faces and knowing they've made a difference in their lives is the truest reward!
Since 1978, Safe Horizon has been a resource and support for victims of violent crimes and abuse. Safe Horizon moves victims of violence from crisis to confidence.
SEDS is an independent, student-based organization which promotes the exploration and development of space. SEDS pursues this mission by educating people about the benefits of space, by supporting a network of interested students, by providing an opportunity for members to develop their leadership skills, and inspiring people through our involvement in space-related projects. SEDS believes in a space-faring civilization and that focusing the enthusiasm of young people is the key to our future in space.
Through student leadership & social media in the U.S., She's the First sponsors girls' education in the developing world so they can be first in their families to graduate...one cupcake, campus chapter, concert, and poem at a time!
Spells is a non-profit writing & tutoring center in North Philly that provides free, fun, & imaginative writing programs for school-age kids.
StageWest, by cultivating new opportunities for theatre artists and audiences, seeks to increase the understanding and enjoyment of life, society and the world through the presentation of progressive, contemporary theater.
Story Pirates is a nationally respected education and media organization founded in 2003 to celebrate the words and ideas of young people. By pairing world-class teachers with first-rate actors and comedians, we offer a variety of tools to make learning more engaging and effective. Dually based in New York and Los Angeles, we are best known for the Idea Storm Program, a master-class writing workshop that brings teaching concepts to life, followed by a musical sketch comedy show featuring stories by students and performed by professional artists. Our acclaimed programs and professional development services for teachers are in place at over 200 schools from coast to coast.
Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. We envision a future where gender self-determination and authentic expression are seen as basic rights and matters of common human dignity.
The United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund was established to address the near-term and long-term recovery needs of individuals, families and communities along the Eastern Seaboard that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy’s devastation. Contributions to the Fund will be used by local United Ways in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, DC and West Virginia to address hurricane recovery needs in communities that FEMA has declared disaster areas. At the request of and in cooperation with United Way U.S.A., United Way of New York City is leading fundraising efforts and will ensure that all funds are used efficiently and effectively to serve those in need. United Way of New York City will charge no administrative fees.
United Way of New York City fights poverty across the five boroughs. We ensure that low-income people get immediate help right now while we simultaneously work to foster long-term, sustainable changes that target the root causes of poverty. We envision a city in which all New Yorkers are able to achieve educational success, income stability, and good health.
Voices Together is a non-profit organization with a mission of using a specialized music therapy approach to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities speak, communicate and express their thoughts, feelings and needs. We do this through groups that employ our proprietary model and by training teachers, parents, therapists and caregivers in our methods and approach. We create interactive, fun, motivating and dynamic weekly group experiences that offer a spontaneous and natural community. As music stimulates the brain in unique ways, it has the potential to unlock language and even more remarkably, create neural pathways that ignite speech and language that did not exist or has been long dormant.