1) Whole Planet Foundation
The Whole Planet Foundation’s mission is to create economic partnerships with the poor in those developing-world communities that supply our stores with product. Through innovative assistance for entrepreneurship – including direct microcredit loans and tangible support for other community partnership projects – we seek to unleash the energy and creativity of every human being we work with in order to create wealth and prosperity in emerging economies.
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2) Women For Women International
In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and community.
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3) Feeding America
Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can end hunger.
4) Austin Pets Alive
APA! is not a typical shelter setting. Our innovative programs save more than 6,000 animals from euthanasia annually, keeping Austin no-kill since 2011. Prior to 2008 when APA! started rescuing and adopting cats and dogs, 50%, or 14,000 of the animals entering the city’s shelter were euthanized. APA! examined the gaps in existing lifesaving efforts and found there were groups of animals for which life-saving programs did not exist. APA! created programs targeting the groups of animals facing certain euthanasia. These programs lead to a measurable impact on the community’s save rate – and Austin’s status as the largest No-Kill City in the Nation.
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5) American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is where people mobilize to help their neighbors—across the street, across the country, and across the world—in emergencies. Each year, in communities large and small, victims of roughly 64,000 disasters turn to neighbors familiar and new—the more than half a million volunteers and 21,000 employees of the Red Cross. Through over 264 locally supported chapters, more than 15 million people gain the skills they need to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their homes, communities and world.
Support the American Red Cross here.
6) Maryland Food Bank
We serve the hungry through three branches—our Baltimore headquarters, the MFB – Eastern Shore Branch in Salisbury, and the MFB – Western Branch in Hagerstown. We do not distribute food directly to the hungry, but instead distribute food through a network of more than 1,250 partner organizations.
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7) 1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. We recognize that the current level of environmental giving – only 3% of total philanthropy – is not enough to solve the most pressing issues facing our planet. Through our business and individual membership, 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental organizations through annual membership and everyday actions. We advise on giving strategies, we certify donations, and we amplify the impact of the network.
Support 1% for the Planet here.
Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package®, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor girls and women because, equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. Our nearly seven decades of experience shows that when you empower a girl or woman, she becomes a catalyst, creating ripples of positive change that lift up everyone around her. That’s why girls and women are at the heart of CARE’s community-based efforts to improve education, health and economic opportunity for everyone. We also work with girls and women to promote social justice, respond to emergencies and confront hunger and climate change. Last year CARE worked in 95 countries and reached more than 65 million people around the world.
9) 350 Org
350.org is a grassroots global movement working to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis—the solutions that science & justice demand. 350 is you, and the thousands of people like you who take it upon themselves to inspire your communities to action.
10) United Way Worldwide
United Way is a worldwide movement of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in more than 40 countries and territories. We advance the common good by focusingon education, income and health, the building blocks of a good life. The United Way movement mobilizes millions to action—to give, advocate and volunteer—to improve the conditions in which they live.
11) Des Moines Christian School
Equipping minds and nurturing hearts to impact the world for Christ. Christ-centered education for students from pre-k through high school.
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12) ASPCA – American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
From rescue to recovery to adoption, the ASPCA is there for animals every step of the way. We pride ourselves in not just saving lives, but in changing them for the better—and none of it would be possible without the support of people like you. When you donate to the ASPCA today, you can help us continue to fight for animals on all fronts. Please make a gift right now.
In case you haven’t heard of GiveDirectly, it’s the first NGO that allows people to give money directly to the extreme poor. Using mobile money, GiveDirectly locates recipients and sends them cash, no strings attached. A growing body of research shows that giving cash to people who don’t have much of it is one of the most efficient and effective ways to end poverty.
14) Conejos Clean Water
Beginning in 2010, Conejos Clean Water (CCW) incorporated in order to promote awareness around health and environmental justice issues that affect residents in Conejos County, as a vehicle for protecting public health, and to responsibly manage natural resources. CCW’s efforts in July 2010, focused primarily on the radioactive, hazardous and toxic waste campaign proposed at the transfer site south of the Town of Antonito. Community forums were sponsored by CCW including discussions led by Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety (CCNS), Honor Our Pueblo Existence (HOPE) and Think Outside the Bomb with residents of Conejos County. A countywide canvass to educate and build awareness via door-to-door discussions was initiated, concurrently building membership within CCW to over 400 general members.
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15) St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
16) Whatcom Education, Spay & Neuter Impact Program
Whatcom Education, Spay & Neuter Impact Program (WeSNiP) is the only program of its kind in this area. There are several animal rescue organizations in Whatcom County, but none that provide both financial assistance and transport for pet owners in need. WeSNiP fills an extremely important need by providing both financial assistance and transport for surgery for animals from all over the county. WeSNiP also makes community education presentations about our Trap-Neuter-Return program and the importance of spaying/neutering your pet. Ultimately our vision is to greatly reduce the intake of dogs and cats in our local shelters and to eliminate euthanasia of healthy pets in our area.
17) Hrc Foundation
HRC seeks to improve the lives of LGBTQ Americans by advocating for equal rights and benefits in the workplace, ensuring families are treated equally under the law and increasing public support among all Americans through innovative advocacy, education and outreach programs. HRC works to secure equal rights for LGBTQ individuals and families at the federal and state levels by lobbying elected officials, mobilizing grassroots supporters, educating Americans, investing strategically to elect fair-minded officials and partnering with other LGBTQ organizations.
18) Texas Choral Consort
The mission of Panoramic Voices is to provide non-auditioned singers with performance and educational experiences that nurture personal enjoyment, friendship, musical growth, and excellence in the choral art; and to enrich the music lovers of Central Texas with innovative performances of traditional choral works, unique collaborations with a variety of creative groups, and premieres of newly-commissioned works by contemporary composers.
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19) Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation
The Lustgarten Foundation is dedicated to advancing the scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer. In addition, we facilitate and enhance the dialogue among members of the medical and scientific communities; heighten public awareness of pancreatic cancer; and provide informational support for pancreatic cancer patients, their families, and friends.
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20) Save the Children
Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world’s most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children’s lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.
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