Founded in 1961, Project Concern International's (PCI) mission is to prevent disease, improve community health, and promote sustainable development. Motivated by our concern for the world's most vulnerable children, families, and communities, PCI envisions a world where abundant resources are shared, communities are able to provide for the health and well being of their members, and children and families can achieve lives of hope, good health, and self-sufficiency. PCI works in disadvantaged and isolated communities to bring health and hope to those in greatest need by preventing disease, responding in emergency relief situations, and providing access to clean water, nutritious food, and economic opportunity. PCI reaches 6.7 million people annually with programs in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
Heart to Heart International is improving global health through humanitarian initiatives that connect people and resources to a world in need. They have a global mission to create a healthier world. Every year, they make a positive impact in the lives of millions of people in more than 60 countries, including the United States. They develop humanitarian programs that promote health and wellness. They deliver results in these programs using two key strategies - the energy of volunteers and equity of strategic partners. They help volunteers and partners alike make a quality humanitarian connection to a world in need.
SBP's mission is to shrink time between disaster and recovery. Since its founding in 2006 following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina, SBP has rebuilt homes for more than 1,150 families with the help of 150,000 volunteers in New Orleans; Joplin, MO; Staten Island, NY; Rockaway, NY; Monmouth and Ocean Counties, NJ; San Marcos, TX; Columbia, SC and White Sulphur Springs, WV. SBP's model is enhanced by AmeriCorps, which provides 180 members annually to manage worksites and clients, and train the organization's volunteers nationally.
Founded in 1894, The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey is a nonprofit organization that helps at-risk infants, children, youth, and families achieve their potential. They protect abused or neglected infants and children, strengthen families, and strive for stable, permanent, and loving homes by offering a variety of successful and culturally sensitive services. The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey gives parents and children the knowledge they need to help themselves long after our active services have ended.
Rebuilding Together NYC is a nonprofit organization for safe and healthy housing that provides repairs and modifications to low-income homes and nonprofit facilities. Rebuilding Together NYC rehabilitates the homes of low-income, elderly, and/or veteran homeowners living in the five boroughs of New York City and its surrounding areas. Rebuilding Together NYC is one of almost 200 Rebuilding Together, Inc. affiliates nationwide.
Easter Seals New Jersey is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that has enriched the lives of people living with disabilities and special needs, and those who care about them, by providing opportunities to live, learn, work, and play in their communities since 1948. Annually, nearly 9,000 people or families in New Jersey affected by intellectual/developmental disabilities, including autism, physical disabilities, mental illness and other special needs participate in our programs designed to help them address life's challenges and achieve their personal goals on the path toward independence.
Sanctuary for Families is New York's leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and related forms of gender violence. Every year, Sanctuary empowers thousands of adults and children to move from fear and abuse to safety and stability, transforming lives through legal and clinical services, economic empowerment support, shelter and programming for children and youth. Recognizing that gender violence cannot be stopped through direct services alone, Sanctuary also engages in extensive outreach, training and advocacy throughout our community.
The Bouchedid Foundation takes a painstaking and comprehensive approach to analyzing and evaluating data from hundreds of charities using our unique methodology and innovative algorithm in order to select the portfolio of charities that we will directly fund using our own money as well as outside donations. So we have a vested interest in making sure that only the best of breed charities that meet our strict criteria outlined on the What We Do page end up on our target list. The list can change from time to time since charities and their metrics are dynamic, and as such we re-calibrate every quarter to ensure that the chosen charities continue meeting our guidelines. Lastly, please keep in mind that through our pure volunteer based leadership and staff, we maintain a negligible operational overhead to ensure that as close to 100% of all donor contributions go directly to the chosen charities. We are currently focusing on causes such as Child and Family Hunger, Homelessness, Disaster Relief, Refugee Crisis, Child Welfare, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, Food Insecurity, LGBTQ Support, Suicide Prevention, Veterans Support, Legal Aid, Family Wellness, Autism Support and Disease Prevention. Here are the current charities we support and fund directly:
Meals by Grace (MbG) is a community driven organization of multiple programs offering delivered meals, a client-choice pantry, and mobile pantry to meet the various needs of those deemed food insecure in the community. MbG utilizes multiple sources of food in addition to the Feeding America network through both the Georgia Mountain and Atlanta Community Food Banks and the independent Midwest Foodbank.
Now serving New York City for more than 30 years, City Harvest is the world's first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city's hungry men, women, and children. City Harvest collects excess food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms. This food is then delivered free of charge to some 400 community food programs throughout New York City using a fleet of trucks and bikes. City Harvest helps feed the more than one million New Yorkers that face hunger each year.
Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) is the only organization in New York State specifically designed to serve girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. GEMS has helped hundreds of young women and girls, ages 12-24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential. GEMS provides young women with empathetic, consistent support and viable opportunities for positive change. GEMS advocates at the local, state, and national level to promote policies that support young women who have been commercially sexually exploited and domestically trafficked.
Family Promise of Morris County, New Jersey is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit organization dedicated to ending the crisis of homelessness faced by Morris County families by partnering with public and private agencies, religious congregations and community volunteers to provide shelter, case management and mentoring services leading to self-sufficiency.
Alexsander Academy is a very small, fully accredited, non-profit school for students with learning differences and special needs. Alexsander Academy focuses on each student as an individual and the curriculum is tailored to each student’s individual academic profile. At Alexsander Academy they get to know their student’s academic, social and emotional needs while focusing on building their independence skills. Their small environment allows them to help students be successful in a classroom environment, gain self confidence and build true and lasting friendships.
Homeless Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1983 as Morris Shelter, Inc. Today, Homeless Solutions, Inc. provides shelter for 25 homeless men, 10 homeless women, 19 families and 20 Safe Haven guests. Our guests receive services including case management, transportation to work and necessary appointments, money management and employment assistance, housing search assistance and daily living skills training. Referral services for counseling, substance abuse intervention, and prevention are also provided. Our mission is to offer shelter, services, and supportive housing to homeless and low-income people.
AVP empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy. AVP envisions a world in which all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected people are safe, respected, and live free from violence. Today, AVP is the largest anti-LGBTQ violence organization in the country. They are deeply trusted within the LGBTQ communities and by survivors of violence, and they have earned that trust by showing up for their community day in and day out for over 40 years.
charity: water is a nonprofit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. The organization inspires giving and empowers others to fundraise for sustainable water solutions. 100% of public donations are sent to local partners on the ground, who build and implement the projects. When the projects are completed, charity: water proves every one of them using GPS coordinates, photos and details of the community served.
Agape International Missions (AIM)'s goal is to defeat the evil of sex trafficking. This is done through a holistic strategy of fighting trafficking, restoring victims, and transforming communities. AIM has served in Cambodia for 25 years and has fought trafficking since 2005. AIM has successfully reintegrated over 300 young survivors of trafficking. Now, with 12 projects on the ground that impact over 10,000 people every year, AIM's programs are stopping the cycle of exploitation by preventing trafficking and rescuing, restoring, and reintegrating survivors.
The Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF) is a dynamic partnership of leaders in the medical and business communities joining with a committed core of volunteers to heighten awareness, education and the quality of life for those affected by cystic fibrosis, while providing financial support to research aimed at finding a cure. BEF is strongly committed to supporting the critical research needed to discover a cure for CF and to improving the quality of life for the 30,000 Americans living with the disease. BEF works to directly affect the lives of CF patients around the country through scholarships and transplant grants to aid families.
The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) was created in December 2001 to apply research to the challenges of autism. OAR's defines applied research as research that directly impacts the day-to-day quality of life of learners with autism. It entails the systematic investigation of variables associated with positive outcomes in such areas as education, communication, self care, social skills, employment, behavior, and adult and community living. OAR funds pilot studies and targeted research within specific modalities and issues affecting the autism community, primarily for studies whose outcomes offer new insights into the behavioral and social development of individuals with autism with an emphasis on communications, education, and vocational challenges.
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 as well as a peer-to-peer social network support for LGBTQ young people under the age of 25. 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.
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Save the Children invests in childhood - every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, they are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Their pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Their advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, they inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world's most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children's lives now, they change the course of their future and ours.
Nurse-Family Partnership is an evidence-based community health program that empowers first-time moms living in poverty to successfully change their lives and the lives of their children through evidence-based nurse home visiting. Through ongoing home visits from registered nurses, low-income, first-time moms receive the care and support they need to have a healthy pregnancy, provide responsible and competent care for their children, and become more economically self-sufficient. From pregnancy until the child turns two years old, Nurse-Family Partnership Nurse Home Visitors form a much-needed, trusting relationship with the first-time moms, instilling confidence and empowering them to achieve a better life for their children and themselves. Their outcomes include long-term family improvements in health, education, and economic self-sufficiency.
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. is an international not-for-profit organization established to improve the quality of life for members of the military, retirees, Veterans and their families. The Foundation builds comfort homes at military and VA medical centers and gifts them to the government. It works to educate and inform the military and Veterans' communities, their families and the general public about Fisher Houses and provides necessary support to individual Fisher Houses as needed. Other quality of life programs include scholarship programs, a grants program for volunteer organizations with innovative plans for quality of life projects, the Hero Miles and Hotels for Heroes programs and individual assistance to members of the military and their families during a crisis.
The mission of the "Cure 4 The Kids Foundation" is to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment, while providing access to quality medical care for the uninsured, under insured, and medically indigent children of Nevada with complex medical issues; through a charity care plan, education, research, and advocacy. Consistent with the vision of our founders, that no child be deprived of care based on a family’s inability to pay for services.
The mission of the Jersey Battered Women's Service is the prevention of domestic violence through the protection and empowerment of the victim, the rehabilitation of family members, the advocacy of social reform to help these families, and the education of the public about domestic violence and its consequences.