A Gift for Teaching – Orlando, FL
Mission: Improve public school education by providing resources and surplus materials free to teachers for their students in need.
A Place Called Home – Los Angeles, CA
Mission: Provide a safe, nurturing environment with proven programs in arts, education and wellness for the young people in South Central Los Angeles to help them improve their economic conditions and develop healthy, fulfilling and purposeful lives.
Alpha Project – San Diego, CA
Mission: Empower individuals, families, and communities by providing work, recovery and support services to people who are motivated to change their lives and achieve self-sufficiency.
American Ballet Theatre – New York, NY
Mission: Create, present, preserve and extend the great repertoire of classical dancing, through exciting performances and educational programming of the highest quality, presented to the widest possible audience.
Architreasures Association – Chicago, IL
Mission: Activate communities through the power of art and design. Facilitate participatory art and design projects and neighborhood cultural programs that transform public space, improve quality of life, and make beautiful, livable, and healthy communities throughout Chicago.
Bea’s Kids -> Make It Count – Carrollton, TX
Mission: Provide educational and personal development programs to children from low income families so they will stay in school and break the cycle of poverty.
Black America Web Relief Fund – Dallas, Texas
Mission: Relieve human suffering caused by natural disaster, civil disaster or other emergency hardship.
Black Ensemble Theater – Chicago, IL
Mission: Eradicate racism and its damaging effects upon our society through the utilization of theater arts. BE is the only theater in the nation whose mission is to eradicate racism.
Breakfast for Learning -> President’s Choice Children’s Charity – Toronto, ON
Mission: Educate and empower communities to start and sustain successful child nutrition programs and to enhance learning and healthy development.
Brown Bag Lady – Los Angeles, CA
Mission: Rooted in using kindness, food and essentials as a way to improve the lives of others throughout Los Angeles.
Cap Crisis Nursery – Shakopee, MN
Mission: Assist and empower people to achieve social and economic well-being in partnership with our community.
Circle of Discipline – Minneapolis, MN
Mission: Empower underrepresented community members by providing greater access to opportunities that increase knowledge of and practice toward 360° of physical, spiritual and mental wellness.
Computer Mentors Group, Inc – Tampa, FL
Mission: Provide opportunities for educational and employment success through bridging the technology divide for populations without sufficient economic resources, especially as it relates to children and youth. Merged with The Skills Center.
Computers for Youth -> PowerMyLearning – New York, NY
Mission: Formerly known as CFY who helped low-income, mostly black and Hispanic kids to become computer literate. Now an organization committed to advance educational equity nationwide by unlocking the hidden power of effective family engagement.
Comtrea – Festus, MO
Mission: Lead in providing quality, comprehensive healthcare that is affordable and accessible, and to support the dedicated professionals who make caring for the individuals they serve their number one priority.
Create Now – Los Angeles, CA
Mission: Empower youth through arts education and mentoring.
Do Something – New York, NY
Mission: Advocate and promote social leadership, community activism and citizenship.
Donors Choose – New York, NY
Mission: Make it easy for anyone to help a teacher in need, moving closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education.
Dress for Success – Cleveland, OH
Mission: Promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and life.
Dusable Museum of African American History – Chicago, IL
Mission: Dedicated to the study and conservation of African American history, culture, and art.
East Harlem School at Exodus House – New York, NY
Mission: Challenge students to develop a balanced physical, moral, and intellectual strength that they will use to adapt to change – and for the final purpose of creating and sharing lives of deep meaning, dynamic actions, and transcendent joy.
East Harlem Tutorial Program – New York, NY
Mission: Offer students an anti-racist and equitable learning collective to exercise their brilliance.
Eau Claire Promise Zone – Columbia, SC
Mission: Provide the community leadership, coordination, and support to prepare all children in the Eau Claire Promise Zone for college and for life.
Elevate Oakland – Oakland, CA
Mission: Bring culturally vibrant art and music programs to Oakland’s youth.
Ethos – Portland, OR
Mission: Promote music and music-based education for youth in underserved communities.
Fraser – Minneapolis, MN
Mission: Make a meaningful and lasting difference in the lives of children, adults and families with special needs.
Free at Last – East Palo Alto, CA
Mission: Rebuild the community from within, reclaiming addicts and giving people who failed in the past the chance to succeed in the future.
Freedom Farm – Waverly, MN
Mission: Enrich lives by partnering with the horse to improve mobility, build confidence and encourage personal growth in children and adults with physical, mental and emotional challenges.
Free Guitars 4 Kids – St. Louis Park, MN
Mission: Every child should be able to experience both the joy and the tangible benefits of owning a musical instrument, regardless of his or her ability to purchase one.
Fresh Youth Initiatives – New York, NY
Mission: Empowering youth who have the fewest resources to achieve their greatest potential.
Friends of the Von D. Mizell Library – Broward County, FL
Mission: Bring together community “friends” to advocate for libraries.
Givens Foundation for African American Literature – St Louis Park, MN
Mission: Dedicated to enriching cultural understanding and learning through programs that advance and celebrate African American literature and writers.
Good Shepherd Food Bank – Auburn, ME
Mission: Eliminate hunger in Maine by sourcing and distributing nutritious food to people in need, building strong community partnerships, and mobilizing the public in the fight to end hunger.
Grammy in the Schools – Santa Monica, CA
Mission: Create opportunities for high school students to work with music professionals to get real-world experience and advice about how to have a career in music.
Green for All – Oakland, CA
Mission: Fight for a world that is green for all, not green for some. We work at the intersection of the environmental, economic, and racial justice movements to advance solutions to poverty and pollution.
Harlem Center for Education, Inc – New York, NY
Mission: Encourage and assist low-income youth and adults to go on to higher education by providing a variety of free services.
Harlem’s Children Zone – New York, NY
Mission: End intergenerational poverty in Central Harlem and lead the way for other long-distressed communities nationwide and around the world to do the same. Breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty with on-the-ground, all-around programming that builds up opportunities for children and families to thrive in school, work, and life.
Harrison Cultural Community Centre – Lorain, OH
Mission: Serving the Lorain County, OH community with services that include a daycare center, a multifaceted after-school program, an annual summer camp for youth ages 3 to 15, and adult education services.
Harvest Network of Schools > Harvest Best Academy – Minneapolis, MN
Mission: Instruct, empower, enable, and guide children to achieve superior academic, social and moral development.
Hazelden Foundation – Center City, MN
Mission: Offer prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care for youth and adults.
Hearts of Gold – New York, NY
Mission: Reimagining the future of homeless mothers and their children, together, by helping them to become confident and self-sufficient as they prepare to transition out of the New York City shelter system to permanent homes.
Home for Life – Stillwater, MN
Mission: A long term animal sanctuary that provides animals with loving care, a nurturing environment that is safe and stable, a place to belong; a home for life. Offering lifetime care for cats and dogs with special needs who cannot find a home, but who can still lead a quality life.
Hopewell Music Cooperative North – Minneapolis, MN
Mission: Empower underserved youth and adult students in North Minneapolis through high quality and affordable music education that is accessible to all regardless of age, background, ability, or financial circumstance.
I.C. Stars – Chicago, IL
Mission: Identify, train, and jump-start technology careers for Chicago-area low-income young adults who, although lacking access to education and employment, demonstrate extraordinary potential for success in the business world and for impact in their communities.
Inside Out Community Arts – Venice, CA
Mission: Transform the lives of youth from underserved communities through arts and media education.
Institute for Black Charities – Washington, DC
Mission: Serve as an agent for philanthropy and philanthropic causes. As a repository, collect and distribute vital resources to the poor and disenfranchised, and in turn, provide programs that improve the quality of life for children, families and communities in need.
Iowa Homeless Youth Centre – Des Moines, IA
Mission: Eliminate homelessness among children, youth, and young families in Central Iowa. With support and assistance, homeless youth can attain self-sufficiency and break the cycle of poverty.
Jackie Robinson Foundation, Inc – New York, NY
Mission: Provide college and graduate school scholarships as well as leadership development opportunities for students of color with strong capabilities, but limited financial resources. The Foundation also strives to ensure that Jackie Robinson’s commitment to social justice will be carried forth in the lives of these young people as they assume leadership roles throughout society.
Jeremiah Program – Minneapolis, MN
Mission: Disrupt the cycle of poverty for single mothers and their children two generations at a time.
Joyce Nursery School – Minneapolis, MN
Mission: Provide children from diverse ethnic, linguistic, and economic backgrounds with developmentally and culturally appropriate preparation for success in school and lifelong learning.
Judevine Center for Autism – St. Louis, MO
Mission: Make a real difference in the quality of life of children and adults with autism, and their families, wherever they may live.
Just Food – New York, NY
Mission: Shift the power, health, and wealth of historically marginalized communities that have been purposely divested from by developing community-driven solutions to inequities within the New York regional food system.
LA Family Housing Donations – North Hollywood, CA
Mission: Help people transition out of homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing enriched with supportive services.
La Fondation de l’Hopital de Montreal – Montreal, Canada
Mission: Inspire and mobilize the community to support relentless innovation in research, teaching and care at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.
LA Shares – Marina del Rey, CA
Mission: Keep useful items from unnecessarily entering our already overcrowded landfills and instead make them available for free to LA nonprofits and schools.
Leroy Haynes Center – La Verne, CA
Mission: Strengthen the mind and spirit of children with emotional problems, special learning difficulties and developmental needs by providing specialized programs in a nurturing, caring and therapeutic environment.
Little Black Pearl Workshop – Chicago, IL
Mission: Create opportunities for youth and adults to deepen their creative involvement through the arts, cultivate their entrepreneurial skills and use the arts as a means for economic empowerment and community transformation.
Little Kids Rock -> Music Will – Montclair, NJ
Mission: Transform lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in schools. Dedicated to building a world where kids can live rich, purposeful lives by ensuring that all public school children have the opportunity to unlock their inner music makers.
Los Angeles Youth (LAYN) – Hollywood, CA
Mission: Empower abused, neglected and homeless youth to become self-sufficient.
Louisville Free Public Library – St Louisville, KY
Mission: Provide the people of Metro Louisville with the broadest possible access to knowledge, ideas and information, and to support them in their pursuit of learning.
Make The World A Better Place – Studio City, CA
Mission: Supporting others to change the world
Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies – Evanston, IL
Mission: As the largest extant separate Africana collection, serve the Northwestern University community as well as regional, national, and international scholars.
Merit School of Music – Chicago, IL
Mission: Transform the lives of Chicago-area youth through removing barriers to high-quality music education.
Michael Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation – Chicago, IL
Mission: Provide personal support to those affected by pancreatic cancer through tailored resources, connections and education, and funding for early detection research.
Mima Music Inc – Troy, MI
Mission: Provide music programs that emphasize group improvisation and songwriting for underserved communities around the world.
Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless – St. Paul, MN
Mission: Generate public policies, community support, and local resources for housing and services to end homelessness in Minnesota.
MN Venom – St. Paul, MN
Mission: Bringing family and communities together; created for kids who want to compete at the highest level..A program that pushes athletes to be the best they can be. It not only focuses on sports, they build their players confidence and brotherhood.
National MS Society – Waltham, MA
Mission: People affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.
Open Family Australia – South Melbourne, Australia
Mission: Support young people who are not reaching their full potential due to circumstances out of their control.
Oral Lee Brown Foundation – Oakland, CA
Mission: Providing education assistance and scholarships to underprivileged children in the Oakland area.
Parents let’s unite for kids – Billings, MT
Mission: Unite parents, professionals, families and friends of children and young adults, especially kids with special needs to support one another, and share information for the benefit of children in Montana.
Positive Education Program – Cleveland, OH
Mission: Helping troubled and troubling children learn and grow.
Reap Food Group – Madison, WI
Mission: Transform communities, economies and lives through the power of good food.
Redemptorist Social Services – Kansas City, MO
Mission: Preventing a temporary crisis from becoming a permanent tragedy, by 1) Helping to assure the immediate survival of the low income and aging populations in metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri. 2) Helping to prevent people in the community from becoming or staying homeless. 3) Ministering to the physical, social and economic needs of the elderly. 4) Seeking long range solutions to the problems of hunger and poverty.
Royal Family Kids Camp – Littleton, CO
Mission: Help transform communities by interrupting cycles of neglect, abuse and abandonment of children in the foster care system.
Sabathani Community Center – Minneapolis, MN
Mission: Provide people of all ages and cultures with essential resources that inspire them to improve their lives and build a thriving community.
Save the Music Foundation – New York, NY
Mission: Help students, schools and communities reach their full potential through the power of making music.
Schomburg Center for Research – NY, New York
Mission: Devoted to the research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences.
Sound Art -> In the Band – Santa Monica, CA
Mission: Dedicated to bringing mobile music education programs to community centers and schools throughout Los Angeles.
Sounds of Blackness Choir – St. Paul, MN
Mission: Glorify God by Unifying and inspire all people through African-American Music. Also, to educate people about the history and richness of African American Music.
Success in Style – Savage, MD
Mission: Support in-crisis individuals pursuing employment.
Sustainable Harvest International – Ellsworth, ME
Mission: Working together to create a just and sustainable world through transformative farmer training that nourishes communities and the earth.
Sustainable Resources Center – Minneapolis, MN
Mission: Create healthy and energy efficient home environments in partnership with families and communities because everyone has the right to live in a safe, efficient and healthy home.
Sustainable South Bronx -> division of The Hope Program – Bronx, NY
Mission: Address economic and environmental issues in the South Bronx through a combination of green job training, community greening programs, and social enterprise.
Team Rubicon – Los Angeles, CA
Mission: Providing relief to those affected by disaster or crises, no matter when or where they strike. By pairing the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders, medical professionals, and technology solutions, Team Rubicon aims to provide the greatest service and impact possible.
Technology Access Foundation – Seattle, WA
Mission: Approach public education through four core programs – using best practices in STEM education and Project-Based Learning (PBL) to ensure students receive support, industry exposure, and confidence they need to create the world they envision – personally, communally, nationally and globally.
The Bridge for Runaways – Minneapolis, MN
Mission: Provide runaway and homeless youth safe shelter, assist in the prevention and resolution of family conflicts, and reunify families whenever possible.
The Dream Corps – Oakland, CA
Mission: Close prison doors and opens doors of opportunity. Bring people together across racial, social, and partisan lines to create a future with freedom and dignity for all.
The Goddard School – Chanhassen, MN
Mission: Educate the whole child via play based curriculum. Go beyond academics to focus on social and emotional development, preparing children for school and life.
The Imagine Project, Inc – Brooklyn, NY
Mission: Dedicated to nurturing a child’s creativity through the performing arts.
The Jazz Foundation of America – New York, NY
Mission: Provide jazz and blues musicians with financial, medical, housing, and legal assistance as well as performance opportunities.
The King Center – Atlanta, GA
Mission: Prepare global citizens to create a more just, humane and peaceful world using Dr. King’s nonviolent philosophy and methodology (Nonviolence365®)
The People’s Music School – Chicago, IL
Mission: Deliver access to the benefits of high-quality, tuition-free music education. Through intensive instruction and performance, our students achieve excellence in music that transfers to other areas in life. They grow musically, socially, emotionally and intellectually, and develop a foundation of responsibility, self-esteem, resilience and purpose.
The Rhythm and Blues Foundation – New York, NY
Mission: Dedicated to assisting Rhythm & Blues music artists. The Foundation provides financial and medical assistance and other programs tied to educational outreach, curated initiatives and archival activities.
Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz > Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz – Washington, DC
Mission: Offer the world’s most promising young musicians college level training by internationally acclaimed jazz masters and to present public school-based music education programs for young people around the world.
Ujamaa Place – Saint Paul, MN
Mission: Provide holistic transformation for young African-American men experiencing inequity at the intersection of race and poverty. Help them achieve brotherhood, stability and personal success.
United Movement Organized Kindness – Las Vegas, NV
Mission: Provide assistance to a network of charities, churches, and schools, supplying them with the tools they need to serve our communities.
Uptown Dance Academy – New York, NY
Mission: Train students in the performing arts while instilling a higher level of cultural enrichment, self-discipline, and personal achievement.
Urban Communication Group – Birmingham, MI
Mission: Help producers create films about subjects that we consider to be important but may not otherwise be told.
Urban Farming – Southfield, MI
Mission: Create an abundance of food for people in need by supporting and encouraging the establishment of gardens on unused land and space while increasing diversity, raising awareness for health and wellness, and inspiring and educating youth, adults and seniors to create an economically sustainable system to uplift communities around the globe.
Urban Ventures – Minneapolis, MN
Mission: Educating children, strengthening their families, and building a healthy community.
US Dream Academy – Silver Spring, MD
Mission: Through academic, social, and values enrichment, empower those children most at risk of incarceration to believe in themselves and to succeed.
Walkabout School – Yorktown Heights, NY
Mission: Create Structurally Anti-Racist, experiential schools and programs where the capacities, cultures and talents of students are reflected in a challenge-oriented curriculum that builds self-efficacy and activates social justice.
Word Up Productions – Memphis, TN
Mission: Changing lives through music, video, interviews and rallies – empowering Memphis Youth & Adults.
YesWeCode -> Dream Corps TECH – Oakland, CA
Mission: Provide low-opportunity youth with the necessary resources and tools to become high-level computer programmers. By learning this highly valuable and relevant 21st century skill, these young people cannot only shift the trajectory of their own futures, but transform their relationships with their communities and their country.
Youth and Shelter Services, Inc – Ames, IA
Mission: Create hope and opportunity by putting kids first.
Youthlink – Minneapolis, MN
Mission: support and empower young people on their journey to self-reliance.