Received to Date $850


Community Action House

For over 40 years Community Action House has been helping end poverty and promoting community through individual empowerment. Community Action House is an organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Our Mission is to provide area families and individuals with food, clothing, shelter and the opportunity to build the necessary skills to achieve a stable and prosperous life.


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Received to Date $831


Holland Area Arts Council

The Holland Area Arts Council provides arts advocacy in the greater Holland community, inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds to explore and experience the arts. We focus on three main areas to achieve our mission Òto engage, educate and challenge the community through the artsÓ: art and cultural education, community involvement and high quality arts programming.


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Received to Date $810


Bethany Christian Services

Bethany Christian Services is a Christian non-profit offering a broad array of services in support of families and children, including adoption, foster care, counseling and refugee services.


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Received to Date $791


Environmental Law & Policy Center

The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) is the Midwest's leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization. We develop and lead successful strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to protect our natural resources and improve environmental quality. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in creative business deal-making with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together.


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Received to Date $765


The Critter Barn

The Critter Barn is dedicated to teaching about farming and agriculture while inspiring people of all ages through the miracles in nature found at the farm.


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Received to Date $730


Words of Hope

Words of Hope exists for just one purpose - to share the good news of Jesus Christ, the world's only savior. Our passion is to broadcast the gospel into all the world.


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Received to Date $715


HealthConnect One

HealthConnect One (HC One), formerly Chicago Health Connection, is a nationally recognized nonprofit training and technical assistance agency that uses innovative, community-based approaches to support direct-service providers in promoting the health of mothers, infants, and families.The organization trains community health workers, develops community-based initiatives, and mobilizes diverse stakeholders to build for policies and programs that improve maternal and child health.Since 1986, HC One has trained thousands of parents, community health workers and direct service providers to promote breastfeeding, provide pregnancy and birthing support, and prevent infant mortality, with significant documented results.In addition, HC One assists organizations in developing and implementing innovative, research-based initiatives that directly impact health disparities, including breastfeeding peer counselor and community-based doula programs.


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Received to Date $683


Strategic Learning Initiatives

Strategic Learning Initiatives (SLI) supports communities of learners using research-based, high performance strategies, emphasizing shared leadership, professional development and family engagement to improve the education of children.


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Received to Date $674


Lakeshore Pregnancy Center

Our Mission: Loving People Through Life's Most Important Decisions.Our Vision: LPC is a Christ-centered ministry that responds to unplanned pregnancy and believes that every life matters, healthy relationships are vital, Biblical sexuality is possible and Hope is eternal.


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Received to Date $500


buildOn

buildon's mission is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. With your support, we are breaking the cycle every day through after school service programs in some of the nation's toughest high schools and by building schools in some of the world's poorest countries. We have service programs in New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Detroit and the Bay Area in California.


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Received to Date $495


CultureWorks

CultureWorks is a faith-inspired art and design academy, offering free and subsidized classes to middle school and high school students of all backgrounds.


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Received to Date $495


Christian Reformed Conference Grounds

We believe that families need year around facilities which promote spiritual welfare as well as their physical health and happiness. Our goal is to maintain and operate a family ministry center for spiritual renewal, with camping, lodging, recreation, and food service al in an atmosphere of Christian fellowship.


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Received to Date $490


Kids’ Food Basket

Kids' Food Basket seeks to empower communities to attack childhood hunger.


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Received to Date $470


Northwest Side Housing Center

The Northwest Side Housing Center (NWSHC) is a HUD-Certified, community-based, nonprofit organization that engages, educates and empowers the community.
We accomplish our mission through housing counseling, financial education, community organizing, outreach, advocacy and supportive services.


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Received to Date $447


3sixty

3sixty strengthens our neighborhood by sharing resources and connecting neighbors. 3sixty is in relationship with neighbors, local organizations, churches, and the City of Holland to intentionally build a strong community, working from the inside out.


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Received to Date $414


Midtown Counseling Services – Esperanza

Midtown provides low and no cost needs based counseling to the underserved neighborhoods of central Holland. This therapy, provided to those who otherwise cannot afford professional counseling, is made possible through Midtown's pro bono counseling program called Esperanza. All philanthropic funds received by Midtown are used to fund Esperanza.


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Received to Date $387


Kids Hope USA

Kids Hope USA is a mentoring model that mobilizes and empowers the church to engage their members in on-going I-believe-in-you relationships with at-risk students at the local public elementary school. KIDS HOPE USA builds caring relationships… one child, one hour, one church, one school.


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Received to Date $340


Wishbone Pet Rescue Alliance

Wishbone Pet Rescue Alliance's mission is to alleviate the pain and suffering of homeless pets by providing shelter and veterinary care, and to ultimately secure permanent, loving homes for animals in need within Allegan County.


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Received to Date $309


Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation

The purpose of the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation is to inspire philanthropy and to steward the community toward sustainability and well-being.


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Received to Date $270


Benjamin’s Hope

Benjamin's Hope is a "live, work, play, worship" organization designed to address the multifaceted needs of adult individuals and families affected by autism and other intellectual and developmental differences. Founded in 2007, Benjamin's Hope has grown to serve 26 men and women through our residential and weekday engagement programs, plus hundreds of individuals from the community through our outreach and worship activities. Benjamin's Hope is a debt-free registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and operates as a thriving example of public and private partnership.


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Received to Date $150


Beautiful Response

Beautiful Response partners with nationals in developing countries to provide financial and organizational support. Currently, we are empowering a grassroots organization in Uganda to provide for 200 orphaned and vulnerable children.


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Received to Date $100


4 Paws for Ability

The mission of 4 Paws for Ability, Inc., is to enrich the lives of people with disabilities by the training and placement of service dogs.

Our goals include: to provide individuals with companionship and promote independent living; to educate the public to accept the use of service dogs in public places; and to assist with animal rescue whenever possible by obtaining many of our animals from shelters and rescue groups.


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Received to Date $79


Hope for the Day

Hope For The Day is a non-profit movement committed to educating youth utilizing music and the arts as a defense mechanism to prevent suicide. Our alternative approach strives to offer education, prevention and hope through creative expression.


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Received to Date $48


Community Organizing and Family Issues COFI

Our mission is to strengthen the power and voice of low-income and working families at all levels of civic life Ð from local institutions and communities to the city and state policy arenas. COFI helps to build family-supportive communities by developing parents' capacities to leadÑto improve their lives, strengthen their families and better their communities.


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Received to Date $25,000


Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

The Shriver Center provides national leadership in identifying developing and supporting creative and collaborative approaches to achieve social and economic justice for low income people.


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Received to Date $16,066


Test Positive Aware Network

TPAN empowers people living with HIV through peer-led programming, support services, information dissemination, and advocacy. We also provide services to the broader community to increase HIV knowledge and sensitivity, and to reduce the risk of infection.


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Received to Date $11,330


Delta Institute

The Delta Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to leading the transformation to the green economy. Founded in 1998, Delta creates, funds and implements programs that integrate environmental, economic and community health issues to develop a green economy. Delta provides technical assistance, research capacity and consulting services in a variety of green economy impact areas, including green buildings, carbon credits, brownfields, green purchasing, sustainable manufacturing, green collar jobs, urban food systems and solid waste. We work with private, public, institutional and non-profit partners to plan, fund and implement sustainable and green economic initiatives. The Delta Institute has the knowledge and expertise required to provide research, writing, technical support, communications and facilitation activities for this proposed scope of work.


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Received to Date $10,000


Community Shares of Illinois

Community Shares of Illinois represents a diverse group of charities with a common mission, to make our world a better place. Whatever your passion - women's issues, protecting children, helping animals, preserving the environment, promoting health care or curbing poverty and disease - Community Shares members provide options for you to help make positive change in your own community.


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Received to Date $8,488


PAWS Chicago

To end the homeless animal overpopulation in Chicago and make Chicago a No Kill city.


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Received to Date $8,111


Dreams for Kids

To empower at-risk youth and those with disabilities through dynamic leadership programs and life-changingactivities that inspires them to fearlessly pursue their dreams and compassionately change the world.


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Received to Date $7,309


Jubilee Ministries

Strengthening Holland's Neighborhoods Through Revitalization of Housing and Community Assets.


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Received to Date $7,206


Citizens Utility Board of Illinois

Consumer advocacy on telecom and energy issues.


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Received to Date $6,905


Kennebec Estuary Land Trust

The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is committed to conserving land, water and wildlife of the Lower Kennebec Estuary. We are a community based membership organization serving the Maine towns of Arrowsic, Bath, Bowdoinham, Dresden, West Bath, Georgetown, Westport Island and Woolwich.


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Received to Date $6,028


Family Defense Center

The Family Defense Center is the first of its kind: a legal advocacy organization that provides both high level systematic advocacy and grass-roots activities for families treated unfairly by state child protection agencies at the earliest stages of child protection investigation.It defends children who can be safely raised in their own families and helps families preserve their right to raise their own children.


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Received to Date $6,560


Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

The Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc. is the public interest law consortium of Chicago's leading law firms. Our mission is to protect and promote civil rights by bringing the strength and prestige of the private bar to bear on the problems of poverty and discrimination. The Chicago Lawyers' Committee champions equal justice and community development for underrepresented people by partnering with volunteer lawyers to provide pro bono litigation and transactional representation.


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Received to Date $5,000


Thousand Waves Foundation

Thousand Waves Martial Arts & Self-Defense Center, NFP, fosters fitness, healing, empowerment and peacemaking through violence prevention, self-defense and traditional martial arts programs for adults and children. Our members apply the skills they learn at Thousand Waves to transform their lives at home, school, work, and in public spaces, creating a powerful community spirit of civility, self-worth, and compassion in action. Through partnerships with schools, other non-profits, businesses and government agencies, we also bring the tools of violence prevention and personal empowerment to diverse communities.


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Received to Date $5,600


Smart Love Family Services

 


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Received to Date $5,000


Play for Life International

Play for Life International (PFLI) uses sports to engage and empower at-risk youth to uplift, connect, and build peace. Through sports, we can change more than a moment, we can change the game. Our Purpose: Play for Life International is dedicated to helping youth build stronger communities and better lives for themselves. We reinforce our commonalities and empower youth through convening the power of sports. Our Practice: We engage and empower at-risk youth through sustainable and substantive programming including sport-specific programs, in school and after school programs, and the coordination of equipment donations. Our Principles: * To build character and self esteem * To foster respect * To encourage healthy lifestyles that include physical activity and healthy eating * To grow a sense of community


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Received to Date $5,996


Centro San Bonifacio

Centro San Bonifacio's (CSB) mission is to promote personal and collective self-development within the immigrant Hispanic community through concrete projects based on needs related to health, education, solidarity and human rights.


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Received to Date $4,371


Reading In Motion

Reading In Motion is committed to getting every at-risk student reading at or above grade level in the first years of school through the power and discipline of the arts. We invest in teachers, building their capacity and working in collaboration with them to produce measurable results.


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Received to Date $4,029


Operation Homelink

Operation Homelink is a non-profit (501-C3) organization (FEIN # 91-2186796) with a mission of facilitating e-mail communication between American service members deployed overseas and their families back home.


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Received to Date $4,480


Holland Rescue Mission

Holland Rescue Mission is a non-profit organization that seeks to meet the immediate and long-term needs of the homeless.


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Received to Date $4,000


Hesed House

Hesed House's mission is to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless and give people the chance to hope again.

Hesed House is a national model for ending homelessness - one person, one family at a time. It is the culmination of nearly three decades of strategic evolution from a formerly acceptable model of "eats and sheets" to a Comprehensive Homeless Resource Center - a campus of centralized highly skilled professionals collaborating to provide the tools necessary to help individuals and families break free of the shackles binding them to homelessness.


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Received to Date $4,464


ChildServ

ChildServ's mission is to help Chicagoland's at-risk children and families build, achieve and sustain better lives. All of ChildServ's programs are driven by our four mission tenets to: prevent conditions in which children, youth, and families are placed at risk; intervene early so children and youth are removed from crisis situations and placed in a nurturing environment; educate children and youth so they become self-reliant; and advocate to influence legislation and social and educational policies directed at meeting the needs of children and families.


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Received to Date $3,998


Westcore Neighbors

Westcore Neighbors exists to help promote a more vibrant community through connecting neighbors in Holland's Westcore Neighborhood.


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Received to Date $3,091.5


Homecor

Homecor enhances Holland, Michigan's central city neighborhoods by providing grants to homeowners who are seeking to improve their homes.


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Received to Date $3,229


Good Samaritan Ministries

Lasting change happens when we empower people to work their way out of poverty. At Good Samaritan Ministries, we operate a variety of programs that further our mission to end poverty and homelessness in our community.


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Received to Date $2,239


Woodstock Institute

We work to create a just financial system in which lower-wealth persons and communities and people and communities of color can achieve economic security and community prosperity.


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Received to Date $2,338


The Big Hearts Fund

The Big Hearts Fund is a 501c3 non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness for pets diagnosed with heart disease. Money from our charitable fund will help pet owners attain necessary veterinary care for their animals with heart disease. It is our core belief that pets' lives are valuable and important, and that they have a right to appropriate veterinary care, regardless of the financial status of their owners.


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Received to Date $2,374


Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education through rigorous competitive tournaments and intensive professional development. Science Olympiad events align with National Science Education Standards and are designed to increase student interest in STEM courses and careers.


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Received to Date $2,515


Saint Rose Center

The Saint Rose Center(SRC)is a not-for-profit organization that serves residents of Chicago with intellectual disabilities. Our mission is to enhance their lives and the lives of the families who love them. SRC is dedicated to helping people with severe intellectual and related disabilities become the very best they can be. Through vocational training, community employment, day services, advocacy, arts and social recreation, people withsevere intellectual disabilities are able to experience long term friendships, seek independence and community integration, find employment outside of their homes and unleash creative passions.


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Received to Date $2,993


Pageant of Hope

Pageant of Hope is a pageant for girls with Special Needs and Challenges ranging from ages 6-25. Pageant of Hope gives each princess a year's worth of amazing opportunities, as well as a mobility, technology or interest based scholarship.


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Received to Date $2,500


Illinois Maternal and Child Health

Since 1988, the Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition has been fighting to improve the health of all women, babies, young people and families in Illinois. As an organization, we bridge the gap between policy makers and those affected by their decisions. Through education, we empower people to make healthy choices that strengthen families and communities.


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Received to Date $2,418


Holland Free Health Clinic

The Mission of the Holland Free Health Clinic is to express the healing ministry of Jesus Christ by facilitating access to health care for those in need in the Holland-Zeeland community with professional excellence and Christian integrity.


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Received to Date $2,725


Eighth Day Farm

Eighth Day Farm uses its urban fields as classrooms for teaching agricultural knowledge and growing good produce for the community.


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Received to Date $2,313


Circle of Parents

Circle of Parents is a nationwide, nonprofit movement of mutual support self-help groups designed to give parents the opportunity to learn from and support one another in the important job of raising their children. Led by parents with the help of a trained facilitator, the weekly groups reduce the isolation and lack of support many parents feel, while strengthening families, improving child development, and preventing child abuse and neglect. Circle of Parents groups are open and free to everyone through 26 statewide and regional organizations in 25 states.


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Received to Date $2,158


Children’s Advocacy Center of Ottawa County

We provide investigation and supportive services to child victims of sexual abuse at NO COST to the families. Services provided include Forensic Interview, Forensic Medical Exams, Counseling, Support Groups, and Court Preparation and Advocacy.


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Received to Date $2,500


Chicago Bilingual Nurse Consortium

Our mission is to increase the number of internationally educated nurses available for practice as bilingual, bicultural nurses in metropolitan Chicago and surrounding communities through advocacy, education, and supportive services. Our current focus is to prepare internationally educated Hispanic/Latino nurses to achieve licensure in Illinois.

Our goals are to:
- Provide educational programs for immigrant nurses to assist them in becoming registered nurses in the U.S.
- Help to develop a cadre of bilingual, bicultural nurses to address the healthcare needs of our large multi-cultural populations.
- Provide job opportunities for women. The majority of our nurses (98%) are women. Once they achieve RN licensure, they serve as role models for their families and communities. They also earn a salary of $60,000 a year or more.


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Received to Date $2,834


Center for Women in Transition

Founded in 1977, our agency provides comprehensive services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. We serve all of Ottawa and Allegan (Michigan) counties with offices in Holland, Grand Haven and Allegan. All of our services are free of charge, and include programs such as emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis line, legal advocacy and trauma therapy for children and adults.


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Received to Date $2,553


CARPLS

CARPLS provides legal assistance to Cook County residents who have no other access to an attorney for brief legal services. CARPLS provides these services over our legal aid hotline and at four court-based advice desks.


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Received to Date $2,313


2 Li’l Fishes at The Preston Bradley Center

2 Li'l Fishes is a community hot lunch soup kitchen that serves midday meals indoors to an average of 400 at-risk neighbors in Uptown each week. 2 Li'l Fishes is free and open to the public 4 days per week.


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Received to Date $1,237


Western Theological Seminary

Western Theological Seminary is deeply committed to the task of preparing men and women called by God to preach, teach, counsel, care, pursue justice, and tell the good news of Jesus to everyone, everywhere.


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Received to Date $1,766


Waters Today

WatersToday was created for the purpose of raising and administering money to support Waters Elementary School.
Working collaboratively and respectfully with the Thomas J. Waters Elementary administration, faculty and Waters community, WatersToday strives to continually support, augment, and enhance the educational experience of Waters Elementary students.
_Our primary focus is to support the Waters Ecology program and strategic school initiatives.


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Received to Date $1,175


The Ragdale Foundation

The Ragdale Foundation's mission is to support writers and artists in a retreat setting and to make the arts more accessible to the public.This is accomplished through three core program areas: the artists' residency program, community programs, and preservation of the historic site.


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Received to Date $1,764.5


Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway

The Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (ODCMG) is a non-profit outdoor education organization. Through its programs, demonstration areas and interpretive exhibits, the ODCMG provides students and community members with up-close views of nature and learning opportunities about the West Michigan environment. Since 2000, the organization has served more than 500,000 children and adults through outdoor education and recreation programs. More than 75,000 people annually visit ODCMG sites to walk the trails and view the wildlife. The mission of the ODCMG is to connect people, land, and nature through outdoor education, greenway development, and habitat and wildlife conservation.


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Received to Date $1,000


Opportunity Works Connecticut Inc. OWC

Opportunity Works Connecticut Inc. (OWC) is committed to enhancing the lives of people through meaningful and gainful employment services. We embrace the idea that all people can live a fully productive life within their community.OWC supports adults in their journey to live successfully by setting the standard in providing program excellence, skill training, mentoring & advocacy. OWC provides services that aid in positive self image in order to foster a sense of respect and dignity for the individuals we serve and enable them to work & live with quality of life.


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Received to Date $1,039


Love in the Name of Christ of NW Allegan County

Our Mission is to mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities in the name of Christ. We strive to give a helping hand up rather than just hand outs. We do this through church pantries and life skills mentoring and classes.


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Received to Date $1,175


Lake Forest Open Lands Association

Lake Forest Open Lands Association is dedicated to conserving our natural environment through land acquisition, habitat restoration, environmental education and conservation advocacy.


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Received to Date $1,000


KIPP Chicago

Our mission is to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and character traits necessary to succeed in top-quality high schools and universities, and have a positive impact on their communities. KIPP Ascend Charter School is a tuition-free, college-preparatory school located in the North Lawndale community on Chicago's West Side. As a charter school, we offer free, public education to any student who lives in the city of Chicago.


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Received to Date $1,052


Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence

The Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence (ICHV) is the oldest and largest statewide organization in the U.S. working to prevent the devastation caused by firearms. Founded in 1975 by four suburban Chicago women concerned about the tragic consequences of handgun proliferation and availability, ICHV works on a variety of fronts to educate, raise public awareness, and build coalitions to enact change in laws and behavior. For 37 years, ICHV has been a leader among state gun violence prevention groups.


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Received to Date $1,736


Housing Action Illinois

Housing Action Illinois works to increase and preserve the supply of decent, affordable, and accessible housing for low- and moderate-income households in Illinois through 3 program areas: Public Policy Advocacy; Public Education and Organizing; and Training and Technical Assistance.


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Received to Date $1,447


Hope for Grieving Children-Africa

Hope for Grieving Children Africa is a faith based organization committed to working with pastors, families, orphans, and leaders in the community to help orphaned children reach their full potential by addressing the many symptoms of grief they experience due to parental loss. We are called to help relieve the suffering and improve the well being of children in many regions of Africa.


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Received to Date $1,093


Headin’ Home Pet Rescue

Non-Profit all breed animal rescue. We focus a lot on puppy mill rescue.


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Received to Date $1,000


Gnosis, Ltd.

Gnosis Ltd., a 501 (c)(3) organization, seeks to preserve and present the significant creative contributions of individuals who have changed our world.


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Received to Date $1,141


Feed the Hungry San Miguel

Feed the Hungry is committed to the health and well-being of disadvantaged children in the San Miguel de Allende Community. We alleviate hunger through school meals, nutritional family education, and affiliated programs. We provide nutrition education to primary school children, teachers, and the mothers of the children that we serve. Children must be in school to receive the meals that we serve every school day. We provide a hot well-balanced meal to 4,000 disadvantaged kinder and primary school children every school day, and we partner with another non-profit to bring regular dental care to the children we serve in remote communities surrounding San Miguel. Furthermore, we provide one on one family nutritional counseling and nutrition and hygiene workshops for mothers of the children we serve and provide jobs with benefits for 60 women (cooks) in 27 school kitchens in rural and marginal communities in San Miguel de Allende.


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Received to Date $1,000


Donors Forum

Donors Forum is the premier resource for networking and education, information and knowledge, and leadership and advocacy on behalf of philanthropy in Illinois. As a membership association of grantmakers, nonprofits, and advisors, Donors Forum serves its constituents by promoting an effective and informed philanthropic and nonprofit sector. Donors Forum provides capacity-building, e.g. support and help with fundraising, governance, operations, policy advocacy.


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Received to Date $1,877


Domestic Violence Legal Clinic

Chicago


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Received to Date $1,804


Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area

The mission of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area is to create lasting positive change. We work to build a permanent community endowment to support high impact charitable projects, to help donors achieve their charitable goals and to lead and partner in community level initiatives.


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Received to Date $1,729


Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers provides legal and educational services to maintain the bonds between imprisoned mothers and their children. CLAIM advocates for policies and programs that benefit families of imprisoned mothers and reduce incarceration of women and girls.


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Received to Date $1,000


Changing Worlds

Changing Worlds' mission is to foster inclusive communities through oral history, writing and art programs that improve student learning, affirm identity and enhance cross-cultural understanding.

Our unique programming approach integrates cultural, family and community histories with writing and the arts to help participants explore their own backgrounds, promote peace and learn about others while strengthening their academic and arts learning skills.

We work toward our mission through separate yet interconnected program areas that include:

*In-School and After-School Partnerships

*Teacher Professional Development workshops, seminars and institutes

*Community Outreach Initiatives such as traveling exhibits, short-term programs, collaborative partnerships and special events


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Received to Date $1,225


CASA – Childrens After School Achievement

CASA is an after-school program that builds academic and social competence in at-risk elementary school children in Holland Michigan. The organization provides free one-on-one tutoring and enrichment and individualized summer school sessions.


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Received to Date $1,166


Camp Beechpoint Inc

Camp Beechpoint seeks to reach urban and under-resourced youth with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through a quality camp experience.


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Received to Date $1,115


Bright Promises Foundation

Bright Promises Foundation (BPF) creates opportunities for at-risk Illinois children to reach their full promise and potential. Through research and discussion with leading children's experts, BPF determines the most critical needs of youth that are currently under-recognized and underfunded. We work with organizations to develop and deliver programs that provide the basis for positive lives and brighter futures.


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Received to Date $1,492


Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holland

Our vision is to provide a world-class Club experience within the reach of every young person in Greater Holland, with each member on-track to graduate from high-school with a plan for their future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.


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Received to Date $1,175


Boy Scouts of America Northeast Council

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.


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Received to Date $1,000


Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

To eliminate pediatric cancer and to provide hope and support to those who are touched by it.


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Received to Date $1,320


Barnabas Ministries

Barnabas Ministries reaches high-risk youth and families with the freedom, hope, and healing of Jesus Christ through mentoring, sports, life skills, academic advocacy, and homeless youth services.


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Received to Date $


YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is committed to providing women with the support and tools needed to transform their lives, be confident in their choices and make valuable contributions to their communities.


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Received to Date $


Youth Technology Corps

Youth Technology Corps (YTC) is a program where youth learn computers skills, recycling practices and good citizenship through hands-on work. In this after-school program, students are introduced to technology principles while learning to refurbish computers that are then donated and set up within their communities.


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Received to Date $


Youth Outreach Services

Youth Outreach Services is dedicated to caring for Chicago's most vulnerable youth, inspiring positive development in their lives, families and communities. Founded in 1959, we have served more than 300,000 youth and families through a variety of child welfare, counseling, juvenile justice and prevention services, helping each overcome challenges such as abuse, neglect and homelessness. We believe all kids deserve to feel safe, healthy and ready to learn, and we are committed to providing the community-based support they need to overcome challenges and succeed!


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Received to Date $


Youth Enrichment Strategies YES

YES immerses underserved youth and families in nature with discovery experiences that build self confidence and strengthen relationships. Since 1999, YES has sponsored and sent more than 3,500 at-risk youth to week-long, sleep-away summer camps; hosted 650 families to annual weekend camps for entire school communities; and conducted PeaceTalk, a non-defensive communication training for hundreds of adults and youth. YES also provides day outings four times annually at local and regional parks for YES families and runs the Camp-to-Community youth leadership program to help adolescents transition into successful young adults. These supported experiences in nature provide youth and families with valuable social assets and resiliency tools they can take back and cultivate in their homes and community.


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Received to Date $


Youth Communication Chicago

Youth Must Be Heard And Understood. We have been working to give youth a voice via the publishing of the teen paper "New Expression."


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Received to Date $


Young Associates Board

The Young Associates Board (YAB) is dedicated to providing hope for children with brain tumors by advancing Children's Memorial Hospital as a leader in the research and treatment of pediatric brain tumors.The YAB lives its mission by raising funds to support cutting edge treatments, critical research, and family support services.The YAB aspires to honor all children and their families battling pediatric brain tumors, the deadliest form of cancer for children.


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Received to Date $


YES! Magazine

Today's world is not the one we want - climate change, financial collapse, poverty, and war leave many feeling overwhelmed and hopeless.YES! Magazine empowers people with the vision and tools to create a healthy planet and vibrant communities. We do this by: * Reframing issues in terms of their solutions and outlining a path forward* Giving a voice to the people who are making change* Offering resources for people to use and pass along


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Received to Date $


World Relief Chicago

World Relief Chicago's mission is to foster dignity and wholeness for refugees and immigrants in transition by developing sustainable solutions to poverty which enable them to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. WRC provides ESL classes for free to the community, mostly to immigrants and refugees. We also provide comprehensive resettlement services to refugees and legal services to all immigrants. Lastly, WRC provides specialized services for refugee youth.


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Received to Date $


Womens Business Development Center

The mission of The Women's Business Development Center (WBDC) is to accelerate the pace of growth of women's business ownership and micro-enterprise. Goals of the WBDC include: increasing the economic impact of women-owned businesses on families and communities; increasing awareness of business ownership as a viable means of economic self-sufficiency; and stimulating public policy and creating systemic changes which support and strengthen women's economic empowerment.


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Women Employed

We work to improve women's economic status and remove barriers to economic equity.


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Without Regrets Foundation

Without Regrets Foundation believes that the memories a child has of a parent can last a lifetime and for some children memories are all they have. We assist terminally ill parents of minor children to accomplish a pre-established goal with their family before the end of their life. We provide these families with memories that will last forever, allowing our clients to Leave Without Regrets.


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WINGS Program

The mission of WINGS Program, Inc. is to provide a continuum of integrated services in an effort to end homelessness and domestic violence one family at a time.


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Wings of Hope

Wings of Hope Wildlife Sanctuary is dedicated to the professional treatment and care of native wild bird and mammal species that are injured, orphaned or otherwise unable to care for themselves, with the goal of returning them to their native habitat.


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Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

To foster a community spirit of responsibility for the ecological restoration and stewardship of public and protected lands.


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WhyDoParents.org

WhyDoParents.org, Inc is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public charity committed to maximizing the efficiency of other nonprofits through the strategic development and implementation of best business practices and integrative technologies specifically designed to improve operational mission efficiency.We provide free consulting services to non-profits: strategic planning, technical assistance, and automated solutions to help improve mission efficiency.


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Westside Health Authority

Westside Health Authority promotes change within the Austin community from the ground up, by developing trusting relationships among neighbors and by building and mobilizing community assets for social and economic change.


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West Suburban PADS

West Suburban PADS' mission is to transition people from housing crisis to housing stability. Based in Maywood, IL it provides a comprehensive "housing + services" solution to homelessness in west Cook County.


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West Humboldt Park Development Council

The West Humboldt Park Development Council is a community development organization that acts as a catalyst to create a stronger and more vibrant community.


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Web of Benefit

Web of Benefit was created in 2004 as a non-profit organization by women affected by domestic violence, for women escaping domestic violence, with the "soul" purpose of promoting liberation and personal independence of women in the Greater Boston and Chicago areas. To date, Web of Benefit, Inc. has awarded more than 1,000 Self-Sufficiency Grants to survivors of domestic violence for: housing stabilization, education, computers, child care, transportation, health care and micro-financing small businesses. These grants were specifically designed to help each woman define and realize her own individual goals and dreams.


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Watertown Arts on the Charles

Our mission is to open doors to the arts - to excite and inspire diverse audiences and artists to create, appreciate, participate and grow through the arts. The Arsenal Center for the Arts is a multidisciplinary, regional arts center. The Center provides a home for three resident companies (New Repertory Theatre, Watertown Children's Theatre, The Quilters' Connection) and for regular performing troupes. Underthe arsenalARTS umbrella, the Center offers its own programming that includes art exhibits, art classes and workshops, literary presentations, film, music, dance and other staged performances and has a gift shop showcasing crafts created by area artists. Our education program offers classes in a variety of disciplines and has already become known for excellence in arts education. The Center provides a wide range of courses for both beginner and experienced artists and we reach out to people of all ages,gender, races and income.


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Urban Sustain

Urban Sustain's mission is to transform the lives of youth by raising social consciousness through education and leadership development on environmental health concerns in violence plagued-communities. Urban Sustain has developed three outreach programs to help sway urban youth to value their environment: the Exposure 101 program, designed to give the next generation the tools to care and spend more time in a healthy indoor or outdoor urban environment; the Art of Interviewing, a program designed to aid employment-eligible students to secure jobs; and Translations, a partnership with the Illinois Department of Employment - Hire The Future program, focused on identifying the skill sets necessary to communicatewith employers and find success in the workplace. Urban Sustain is also dedicated to providing quality programming for youth to guide them to conserve, manage, monitor, advocate and educate others about unknown environmental hazards in their community.


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Urban Releaf

Urban Releaf understands the benefits of education and green development, which is why we provide an array of tools for our community participants to better serve not only the needs of the community, but also the needs of the ecosystem.


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Urban Initiatives

Urban Initiatives' mission is to collaborate with schools, teachers and parents to boost the physical fitness, health education, academic performance and character development of children from Chicago's underserved communities through soccer programs, field trips, and cultural outings.


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Upwardly Global

Our mission is to eliminate employment barriers for skilled immigrants and refugees and to integrate this population into the professional U.S. workforce. Upwardly Global helps work-authorized, skilled immigrants rebuild their professional careers in the U.S. We provide professional U.S. job search training and make connections to U.S. employers who have global talent needs. Upwardly Global helps work-authorized, skilled immigrants rebuild their professional careers in the U.S. by providing professional job-search training and access to employers with global talent needs. To date, the organization has coached 2,400 skilled immigrants and has assisted over 1,100 professionals back into their career field.


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Unidos Por La Libertad

Our mission is to help the poor,the homeless and low income families by offering housing and supportive services so they can have a stable home environment in which they may support themselves and their families.Our organization is committed to the development and provision of safe, decent and affordable housing to aid very-low to moderate income families and persons by combating community deterioration.


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Umoja Student Development Corporation

Umoja equips young people to succeed in college and confidently claim their futures. We do this by building a web of dynamic relationships where schools, families and communities partner to bridge the gap between the talents and ambitions of low-income youth and the resources they need to thrive.


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TreeLink

Technology to raise awareness and enable support for healthy urban and community forests.


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Transition

The mission of TRANSITION, Inc. is to reduce crime and recidivism by providing job training and job placement services to ex-offenders as a means of assisting them to overcome the barrier of a criminal record and obtain gainful employment.


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Tides

Tides is a values-based, social change platform that leverages individual and institutional leadership and investment to positively impact local and global communities.


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The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights

The mission of The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights is to promote the best interests - safety, permanency and well-being - of unaccompanied and separated immigrant children who are in the United States.


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The Worldview Project

The Worldview Press is a non profit organization dedicated to promoting greater knowledge, appreciation and understanding of world cultures.


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The Voices and Faces Project

The Voices and Faces Project is an award-winning documentary initiative created to bring the names, faces and stories of survivors of sexual violence and trafficking to the attention of the public. A past finalist for the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Documentary Prize, The Voices and Faces Project was recently recognized by the United States Department of Justice as "a leader in the growing movement of young pioneers who are coming forward with new ideas in the fight to end violence." Through its lobbying and speakers bureau, its websites (voicesandfaces.org and counterquo.org), a sexual violence survivor story archive and a series of documentary and creative projects - including the country's first creative writing workshop for survivors of sexual and domestic violence and trafficking - The Voices and Faces Project seeks to change minds, hearts and public policies on sexual violence and exploitation. The Voices and Faces Project is a national 501c3 non-profit organization.


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The Time Is Now to Help

I have devoted myself to helping those in need. I grew up and out of moments of poverty through perseverance and hard work. Because I have personally experienced what it is like to be in need, I made a vow to God long ago to diligently work to help those who are extremely poverty stricken-focusing on children, elderly, the handicapped, those that cannot fend for themselves. I also help families, widows, single moms, good people who have fallen on hard times. For the past 28 years, I have helped an average of 500 extremely poverty-stricken and good fellow creations per year. We provide food. We have provided thousands of blankets, hundreds of heaters, and thousands of coats, shoes, gloves, and hats. We have provided tens of thousands of diapers and toiletries. We offer housing, rental and utility assistance. We also offer automobile assistance to ensure people have transportation for work and health care.


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The Suzuki-Orff School of Music

Since 1981, The Suzuki-Orff School of Music has provided quality music education to thousands of Chicago children with a strong focus on those who face significant environmental, economic, and cultural challenges. Suzuki-Orff's one-of-a-kind sequential music program provides a fusion of knowledge, skill, and artistic sensitivity, combining both Suzuki and Orff methodologies. We begin with our early childhood program, BabySTEPS, teaching children from 6 months to 41/2years old a foundation of music skills as a prelude to Orff and instrument instruction. Children learn beat, rhythm, and pitch while singing and playing rhythm instruments, preparing them for instrument study.When ready, instrument instruction is introduced.We teach violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano, flute and voice instruction. Expanded note reading, theory and music history is taught in Musicianship classes.


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The Sun-Times Judge Marovitz Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth Program

The Sun-Times Judge Marovitz Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth Program (Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth) channels the legal community's resources to promote best practice mentoring & tutoring programs in disadvantaged communities that foster consistent, long term bonds between adults and youth.


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The Recyclery Collective

The Recyclery Collective seeks to build community through the restoration of donated and discarded bicycles. We share resources and knowledge in order to support an affordable, independent, and sustainable mode of transportation. In this spirit of education and mutual aid, we encourage discussion about how our transportation choices affect the health of our communities and our environment. We teach bicycle maintenance and repair to adults and youth, recycle donated and discarded bicycles, and encourage cycling in after-school programs.


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The Peoples Music School

The People's Music School creates a world of harmony, creativity, and passion by fostering the universal language of music through free instruction and performance.


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The Peace Corner Youth Center

The Peace Corner Youth Center is dedicated to reaching out to all those in need. The Peace Corner Youth Center is supported by the Comboni Missionaries. Our mission is to serve youth in need, those released from the detention centers and those in trouble with no distinction of faith, race, and background. Our approach is not that of judging but of serving in the light of the Gospel mandate: "Whatever you did to one of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did it to me." (Matthew 25:40)


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The Parks and Recreation Foundation of Vancouver and Clark County

To raise funds through public and private partnerships for parks, trails, and recreational programs across Clark County.


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The Paradigm Foundation

Our goal is to provide 5 million healthy, clean cookstoves to families in the developing world by 2020.


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The Norm Van Lier Scholarship Fund

We honor Norm Van Lier by promoting educational, leadership, and non-violence programs on the South and West Sides of Chicago. Norm loved the kids of Chicago and we carry on his legacy of inspiring young people to be all that they can be, no matter what their socio-economic background.


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The Night Ministry

The Night Ministry was created out of diverse religious traditions to build relationships with vulnerable youth and adults on the nighttime streets. Today, we build relationships in a variety of settings. Through these relationships and the provision of housing, health, outreach, spiritual, and social services, we seek to empower people of all ages to meet their own needs. Recognizing the uniqueness, dignity, and value of each person, we accept individuals as they are, in an affirming and compassionate manner. We call the larger community to the same mission.


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The My Hero Project

The mission of The My Hero Project, Inc. is to use media and technology to celebrate the best of humanity and to empower young people to realize their own potential to effect positive change in the world.


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The Musical Offering

The Musical Offering is a non-profit music school which serves a diverse, well-educated community of varying levels of affluence.We are a community of teacher/artists who offer professional-level instruction in classical, contemporary and world music.Real Music for a Real Community!


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The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The mission of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.


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The Leapyear Project

The goal of The Leapyear Project is to ask people worldwide to commit to taking a risk for good in 2012 that will change something and make a difference. Risks for good (aka: Leaps) can be big or small, take place on one day or everyday.


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The Law Project

The Law Project coordinates pro bono legal assistance for nonprofit organizations engaged in economic development and social service programs that strengthen neighborhoods.


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The Iraqi Student Project

The Iraqi Student Project (ISP) is a grass-roots effort to help war-displaced Iraqi students acquire the undergraduate education they need to participate in rebuilding their country. To this end, ISP seeks the help of American colleges and universities to offer Iraqi students what the United States does very well-undergraduate education. Our students are recommended for study without regard to gender, nationality, religion or ethnicity. In the United States, ISP works with colleges and universities to secure tuition waivers or full scholarships, and with local communities to build support groups for each student.


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The Illinois Center for Autism

To educate and serve children and adults with autism to help them achieve their highest level of independence in their home, school and community. We provide a Special Day School program for children with autism, ages 3-21. We work with all ages in every aspect of improving the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities. We continue to educate individuals with developmental disabilities beyond the age of 21 with social skills, job skills, and job placement.


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The Honeycomb Project

The Honeycomb project equips and mobilizes youth to volunteer--with their families--in their communities. Honeycomb's unique family-based volunteer model provides an infrastructure for families in Chicago to make a lifelong commitment to improving their communities. Through strategic partnerships with local organizations and experts, we create, develop, and facilitate hands-on service experiences. Volunteers across generations learn about and address the most pressing needs in their communities, such as literacy, hunger, homelessness and care of the environment.


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The CYSTEM City Youth Sports Training & Education Movement

We are a FREE of cost sports & education enrichment program, 100% volunteer operated.


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The Community and Law Enforcement Partnership

The Community and Law Enforcement Partnership is a 501c3 whose mission is to make neighborhoods safer by ending crime and violence: - through building cooperative relationships between police and the communities they serve. - by educating communities on ways to take back their neighborhoods from crime andviolence. - by providing the tools and resources to help community members improve the quality of life in their communities.


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The Circus Project

The Circus Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which utilizes the unique power of circus arts to transcend social barriers and inspire personal transformation. Our cutting edge performances and expert training programs enrich the Northwest arts community, while funding outreach to homeless and at-risk youth in the Portland, Oregon metro area. The Circus Project blurs the distinction between tent and stage by infusing circus arts with the artistry of dance and the character-driven, emotionally riveting aspects of theatre. We integrate the newest developments in European and Canadian circus witha distinctly American perspective to create shows that are technically superb and emotionally stirring and that strengthen a sense of community amongst performers and audiences. The Circus Project offers elite aerial, acrobatic, and performance training for children and adults, beginning through professional levels. We specialize in modern, theatrical circus, which integrates elements of circus, theatre, an


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The Childrens Place Association

The mission of The Children's Place Association is to improve the present and secure the future for children, youth and families confronted by HIV/AIDS or other life-changing health conditions.The Children's Place Association Early Childhood Learning Center provides specialized daycare services for preschool age children who are affected by HIV/AIDS or other life-changing health conditions. It is the only program of its kind in the Chicago area. All children served are from low-income families. The curriculum is customized to meet the needs of each individual child and staff members are trained to handle the emotional, behavioral and social issues surrounding HIV/AIDS. A registered nurse is onsite to address children's medical issues. The program is supported through a combination of government funding and private contributions. No fees are charged to client families.Our Residential Center is the only facility in the Chicago area providing short-term housing, medical care, and other therapeutic services for HIV/AIDS-affected children, and those with other unique life-changing health conditions. The 10-bed facility provides 24-hour care by specially trained registered nurses, child care workers and dedicated volunteers. Children stay at the Residential Center until they can return to their birth parents or a suitable foster or adoptive home is found.Programs at The Children's Place Association are designed to help children and families cope with the physical, emotional, social and financial impact of HIV/AIDS. In addition to our Early Childhood and Residential Programs, we offer a range of supportive services, including Case Management, Counseling, Supportive Housing, and Summer Camp. The Children's Place also operates a Foster/Adoptive Care Program which provides safe, loving homes for children separated from their birth families due to abuse, neglect, illness of other factors.Building on years of experience serving HIV/AIDS-affected children and families in Chicago, in 2007 The Children's Place Association launched a project to help those impacted by the disease in other countries. Children's Place International currently serves 450 HIV/AIDS-affected children in Haiti, providing case management and coordinating food, medication, housing, and educational support. We also provide technical assistance to local organizations serving orphans and vulnerable children in Botswana.


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The Chicago Bar Foundation

The Chicago Bar Foundation (CBF) mobilizes Chicago's legal community to use its time, money and influence so that low-income and disadvantaged people in the Chicago area can access the legal help they need. Through grants, advocacy, pro bono and partnerships, the CBF takes a system-wide approach to improving access to justice. The CBF's work is made possible by the generous contributions of thousands of dedicated individuals, more than 200 law firms and corporations, and many other committed partners. The CBF is the charitable arm of The Chicago Bar Association.


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The Center for Independence Through Conductive Education

The mission of our program is to help children with profound physical disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, gain physical independence.We do this by developing their motor functions in a manner that creates positive self-esteem and self-direction. All of our children are taught that they are valued; that each child is important and can give back to society regardless of their disability.


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The Cara Program

The Cara Program prepares and inspires motivated individuals to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, transform their lives, strengthen our communities, and forge paths to real and lasting success.


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The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

To achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health. Currently, over 90 cents of every dollar donated to BCRF goes to research and awareness programs.


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The Anti-Cruelty Society

The Anti-Cruelty Society's mission is to build a community of caring by helping pets and educating people. We forward our 113 year old commitment to caring for animals and the community through an open door for any animal in need 365 days a year and through comprehensive programs and services that include: adoptions, a subsidized spay/neuter clinic, a charity veterinary clinic, cruelty investigations and rescue, humane education, free behavior hotline, dog training classes, pet visitation, temporary housing for pets of families in crisis, and 3 rehabilitation and treatment centers.


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Teen Living Programs

Our mission is to create hope and opportunity for youth who are homeless by assisting them to permanently leave the streets, secure stable housing, and build self-sufficient, satisfying lives.


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Taking Root MInistries

Taking Root Ministries helps people who have been incarcerated or who have struggled in work to achieve a solid employment record and acquire valuable life and construction skills.


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Surgery On Sunday

Surgery On Sunday, Inc. provides free outpatient surgery to uninsured individuals who fall 200% or more below the federal poverty level. Utilizing volunteer medical professionals including Surgeons, Anesthesiologists and Nurses, SOS has proudly served over 4,000 individuals since 2005.


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Surfrider Foundation

Surfrider is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans, waves, and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research, and education. Surfrider has more than 50,000 members and 60 local chapters in the U.S. (plus additional international affiliates). The Chicago Chapter serves the coastline of Chicago, NW Indiana, and NE Illinois. We share a love of water, waves, beaches, and coastlines of all types: oceans, lakes, rivers, swimming holes, or creeks! We want to make a difference in protecting our environment, both worldwide and here in Illinois; a state obviously known as much for the Mississippi River and thousands of square miles of black topsoil farmland as it is for its Great Lakes shoreline. We do this by applying our resources to local/regional campaigns that fit these requirements. We're currently involved in a RISE ABOVE PLASTICS ban of single use plastic bags at stores larger than 5000 square feet.


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Sunshine Gospel Ministries

SGM exists to seek renewal in the city through ministries of discipleship, mercy and justice.


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Sudden Infant Death Services of Illinois

Sudden Infant Death Services of Illinois, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of sudden unexplained death in infancy. We provide educational programs to consumers, professionals in health care, the law enforcement community, childcare providers and the public in general and we collaborate with others who have similar concerns. We are dedicated to the provision of bereavement services to family members and others who have experienced the tragedy of a sudden unexplained death in infancy through a peer support program and community support groups.


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Styleta

Styleta is a rapidly expanding nonprofit organization that uses fashion to nurture the next generation of young social entrepreneurs. Styleta creates sponsored student organizations on campuses nationwide that allow students to take on leadership positions and gain hands-on experience in the world of business, while bettering their community. We work to achieve this goal through our efforts to raise both monetary and fashion donations for other nonprofit organizations in our community that provide stylish clothing alternatives to disadvantaged citizens. As a further defined goal, by the year 2020, Styleta hopes to actively impact the lives of at least 100,000 students nationwide by expanding their knowledge of the business world and encouraging confidence in their own ideas, and by providing a safe environment in which they can develop the skills they will need to achieve their personal career goals.


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Street-Level Youth Media

Street-Level Youth Media educates Chicago's urban youth in media arts and technology for use in self-expression, communication, and social change. Street-Level's programs build critical and creative thinking skills for youth who have been historically neglected by public policy makers and mass media. Using video and music production, audio journalism, graphic design, and digital photography, Street-Level's young people address community issues, access advanced communication technology, and gain inclusion in our information-based society.


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STOP Foodborne Illness

STOP Foodborne Illness (formerly Safe Tables Our Priority, Inc.) is a national nonprofit public health organization dedicated to the prevention of illness and death from foodborne pathogens. We advocate for sound public policy, build public awareness, and assist those impacted by foodborne illness.


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Step Out USA

Mission: to create social, cultural, recreational and educational connections for adults with learning disabilities.


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STARelief and Pet Assistance

The mission of STARelief and Pet Assistance is to provide medical care, temporary homes, food and emergency shelter to pets whose caretakers are struggling with financial hardship.The long-term vision of STARelief and Pet Assistance is to ensure that no pet guardian will ever have to surrender their pet due to financial hardship, and to ensure that all companion animals are treated with the dignity and respect that they deserve


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St. Leonards Ministries

St. Leonard's Ministries provides residential and case management services for formerly incarcerated men and women. More than 450 individuals utilize its programs and services each year. Recidivism rates are dramatically lower at 20% than the State's rate of 50%+.


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St. Johns Shelter Program for Women & Children

Our mission is to support homeless women and children to advance from a point of crisis to a position of self sufficiency.


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St. Croix Foundation

To encourage greater philanthropic activity, to marshal resources, and to act as a catalyst to benefit the people of St. Croix and the US Virgin Islands.


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SSN Small Business & Nonprofit Development Group

SBND is a "self-help" project that provides hands-on strategic organization planning and financial support through education, mentoring and fund development initiatives to start and grow nonprofit and small business community enterprises.


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Special Olympics Chicago

Our mission is to promote, foster and encourage physical and mental health through athletics, recreational and social activities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and closely related developmental disabilities. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition for children and adults in a variety of Olympic-type sports.


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South Central Community Services Inc.

Our Mission Statement: South Central Community Services, Inc. is a comprehensive human service agency committed to improving the quality of life for individuals and families by providing quality mental health educational, socio-economic and recreational programs and services throughout the State of Illinois. South Central Community Services operates 9 facilities and 24 programs in Chicago. The programs and services provided by South Central focus mainly on education and wellness for at-risk youth. However, we also provide services and programs that target adults and seniors and we have 40 years of service to the community. The South Central Community Services Wellness Center provides the community with informative health workshops and seminars, massage therapy, exercise programs and other services in an effort to make health and wellness a reality and priority with families and individuals in the communities we serve.


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Sociedad Protectora de Animales de San Miguel de Allende

The S.P.A. is the only no-kill shelter for cats and dogs in San Miguel de Allende, with an average resident animal population of a total of 100 cats and dogs, waiting for forever homes in Mexico, the U.S., Canada, and elsewhere. In existence for more than 35 years, we have an on-site clinic with a full-time vet who takes care of our animals and those belonging to the members of the local community and environs. We work to educate the community in the love and appreciation of animals.


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Social Enterprise Alliance

Social Enterprise Alliance is the membership organization for the diverse and rapidly growing social enterprise sector in North America. Our mission is to produce massive social value via successful social enterprises.


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SMARTY PANTS ARE LEADERS SPAL

Smarty Pants Are Leaders empowers youth in under-served, what we call under-estimated, children in low income communities through Art and Gardening programs. We understand that providing access to healthy nutritional choices and nature minimizes health care disparities and helps develop sustainability in all ways of life.


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Smart-Tracks Family Center

Our mission is to provide classes in computer software training and eliminate computer frustrations for job-seekers. We place our clients in small groups, helping our trainees with their job skills, whether it is applying for a job online, increasing software proficiency or developing functional business knowledge. In addition to software training, our focus is to become a reliable support staffing service. Smart-Tracks Family Center goal is to provide resources and links within our organization not only for basic job skills training, but also for other supportive services for such things as substance abuse counseling and housing for homeless families, low-income families and veterans with and without families. Our primary focus is to educate and provide awareness and sustainability to improve lives in the nearby communities for individuals and families.


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Single Room Housing Assistance Corporation

The Single Room Housing Assistance Corporation (SRHAC) is dedicated to the prevention of cyclical patterns of homelessness. This Goal is achieved through two means:* Providing permanent, safe, supportive housing for very low income, disabled and homeless individuals in a stable environment, and* The preservation of Chicago's essential Single Room Occupancy (SRO) housing stock.


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Shepherds HOPE Chicago

To recognize and meet the needs of our neighbors, pledging to help individuals to become compassionate contributors to family, community and society; we vow to accomplish this one life at a time. We have a new building on the same street as our Care Center, which we are developing into a community center. The center will meet the educational needs of the children through tutoring as well as reading, computer and G.E.D. classes. Phase two of this location will include a 20'X30' building in the backyard to function as a workout and physical fitness facility. Resident and non-resident volunteers have worked to clean up and beautify the neighborhood using donated materials. Our urban farming project will make productive use of open spaces. Our food pantry at 5732 S. Lowe has grown rapidly in just 2.5 years and we now provide supplementary food to 500 families per week during two 4-hour days of operation out of our 1000 sq. ft. renovated bungalow. In total we serve over 4500 families on a regular basis.


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Seas of Peace

Seas of Peace is a sailing and conflict resolution program for Middle Eastern and American youth. Partnered with Seeds of Peace, a world leader in youth conflict resolution, Seas of Peace combines peace-building and conflict resolution with the profound experience of life at sea. The first ten days of the three week summer program are spent learning to sail small boats in Casco Bay, Maine. The remaining time is spent living aboard a traditionally rigged schooner. During both parts of the program, the participants engage in dialogue about who they are and where they come from, undergo leadership training, and discuss ways to continue working for peace back home. In choosing such an isolated environment as a sailing boat, Seas of Peace challenges the participants to truly engage with one another - offering them no choice with whom they interact.


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Schools Out Lunch

We are a non profit that focuses on providing meals for kids on the free and reduced lunch program when they are not in school. Some children only get 1-2 meals a day and those are while they are in school. This does not cover them for weekends and holiday breaks.


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SaveNature.Org

SaveNature.Org creates global partnerships to inspire broad-based participation in the conservation of biodiversity by protecting whole threatened ecosystems and wildlife worldwide. Through its Adopt an Acre and Adopt a Reef programs, SaveNature.Org collaborates with schools, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, museums and science centers to raise awareness and funds for conservation programs with in-country partners. SaveNature.Org also educates school children on the importance of biodiversity, environmental stewardshipand how to save rainforests, coral reefs, and deserts through its award-winning environmental education programs.


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Save-A-Vet nfp Inc

Save-A-Vet rescues military and law enforcement working animals that are otherwise euthanized after service, by providing free housing to disabled military and law enforcement veterans in exchange for living with and caring for them.


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Save the Rain

We teach water starved communities to use the rain as a sustainable water supply to stop needless deaths. Every 15 seconds a child dies from lack of clean water.


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Save the Manatee Club

The Club's mission is to protect endangered manatees and their aquatic habitat for future generations.


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Santa for the Very Poor

A grass-roots, hands-on charitable organization, we provide groceries, warm clothing and a small gift for over 4,000 of Chicago's neediest children and other family members each year around the holidays. 100% of the proceeds go to the recipients; all overhead is borne by our directors.


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RxArt

RxArt is a non-profit organization committed to fostering artistic expression and awareness through the challenging yet rewarding task of engaging patients through contemporary art in healthcare facilities. By curating installations in hospital settings, we provide a creative surrounding that helps to relieve stress and anxiety, while increasing appreciation for contemporary art.


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Roseland Community Collaborative RCC

The Roseland Community Collaborative (RCC), is a non-profit corporation organized in October 17, 2008. The RCC has brought together a unique group of community based non-profit organizations dedicated to improving the lives of the disenfranchised members of our community. Our collective mission is to improve the quality of life by providing a catalyst for neighborhood and community development, stimulating social interaction, encouraging self-reliance through training, mentoring and providing opportunities for employment. The RCC is committed to curbing recidivism and unemployment of dislocated workers and youth in under-privileged areas, while providing energy auditing training, OSHA training and on the job training with general contractors. Our goal is to create 60 skilled jobs with individuals offering them Davis Beacon pay wages and stipends to complete training.


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Richards Institute of Education and Research

In all its programs and activities, the Richards Institute of Education and Research fosters the development and well-being of children through song, play and the study of artful teaching. The vision of the Richards Institute of Education and Research is that all children develop a love of learning and thrive in communities dedicated to their well-being. Offering a refreshingly different way to approach learning, Education Through Music (ETM) frees adults to teach and parent in accordance with the joyful nature of children. Through song and play, ETM provides a gateway for contemporary understanding oflearning, motivation, child theory and cognitive development.


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Renaissance Social Services

RSSI delivers the supportive services low income individuals and families need to achieve housing stability and to form relationships with providers of quality affordable housing to benefit these families and individuals, as well as the community.


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Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation

Renaissance Knights is a non-profit organization whose mission is to to bring the many educational benefits of chess to children and young people by providing a complete chess curriculum and enrichment programs. The foundation also promotes the study of chess as a cognitive learning tool, organizes tournaments and provides chess activities at community events for children and adults.


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Renacer Westside Community Network

The Renacer Westside Community Network, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization serving Chicago's Near West Side community. Renacer was established in 1995; its founders Edgar P. Lucas, Jr. and Rod Farrar started the organization with the purpose of renewal and revitalization of Chicago's Near West Side. Renacer's mission is to assist underserved communities of Chicago's West side improve their quality of life through education and economic development. We offer homework assistance, tutoring, computer training, and ACT and SAT Test Preparation. We also offer weatherization training and Microsoft Office training.


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Reason to Give

The Firebelly Foundation was founded in January of 2007 and six months later launched its first pilot program Reason To Give, an innovative web store where shoppers can directly purchase the basic needs of Chicago's Humboldt Park community. Reason To Give provides low-income families, schools, and small organizations in Chicago's Humboldt Park community with basic necessities purchased from responsible retailers. Reason To Give's innovative online storefront makes donating simple and direct. Through the website, potential donors can view video interviews of participants explaining their situations and needs, donate towards those needs from a list of basic items, and then check back to watch a follow up video success story. Participants in the Reason to Give program also attend expert facilitated life skills workshops that focus on a range of topics from resume writing and financial planning to starting a home-based business and computer training.


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Razdolna Tots

The mission of Razdolna Tots Inc. is to preserve our Slavonic and Russian culture and language.


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Rape Victim Advocates

Rape Victim Advocates (RVA) is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the healing and empowerment of sexual assault survivors through non-judgmental crisis intervention counseling, individual and group counseling, and medical and legal advocacy in the greater Chicago metropolitan area.RVA provides public education and institutional advocacy in order to improve the treatment of sexual assault survivors and to effect positive change in policies and public attitudes toward sexual assault.


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Rainbows for All Children

Rainbows is committed to helping children and teens grieve and grow after loss. Rainbows fosters emotional healing among children grieving a loss from a life-altering crisis. Our goals include helping children to develop and strengthen problem-solving and coping skills, learn appropriate behavior and anger management, and improve school attendance and academic performance.Rainbows strives to alleviate depression and anxiety, reduce emotional pain and suffering,improve communication and prevent destructive behaviors such as involvement with gangs, alcohol and drug abuse.


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Rainbow House

Rainbow House is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization working to end domestic violence. Our mission is to provide outreach, violence prevention services, and shelter referral to individuals, families, and communities, and to be effective public policy advocates for systemic change that reduces the prevalence and impact of domestic violence. We help domestic violence survivors by providing the resources necessary to live a life free of violence. We accomplish this goal through individual and group counseling, legal advocacy, prevention and intervention education,specialized community outreach, referrals for further services, safety plan creation and emotional support. Located in Little Village, Rainbow House serves mainly underserved Latina women and children. All services at Rainbow House are free and made availablein both Spanish and English.


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RADIGANS PLACE

OUR VISION: HELP TROUBLED AND 'AT-RISK' CHILDREN OF LAKE COUNTYAND NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES BECOME RESILIENT INDIVIDUALS, BY PREPARING THEM TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTHOOD AND EMERGE WITH THE ATTRIBUTES THAT WILL ALLOW THEM TO BECOME THRIVING COMMUNITY MEMBERS. WE ARE UNIQUE BECAUSE WE WORK WITH AN UNDERSERVED POPULATION IN THIS AREA. WE ARE THE ONLY FACILITY IN LAKE COUNTY DEDICATED TO HELPING TROUBLED & 'AT-RISK' CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES. WE ARE ALSO SCHEDULING PROGRAMING FOR VETERANS AND OTHERS WITH POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER.


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Purple Asparagus

Purple Asparagus educates children, families, and the community about eating that's good for the body and the planet. We bring delicious, nutritious hands-on adventures to schools, community organizations, and farmers' markets throughout Chicagoland.


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Pros Arts Studio

For over thirty years Pros Arts Studio has used the arts as a catalyst for youth development. A dedicated cadre of teaching artists and youth inspire and support each other as art makers and active citizens. We create youth-activated safe spaces through three core programs: In-School Residencies, Out-of-School-Time Programs, and Community Celebrations. In our vision of the future, Pros Arts Studio animates and elevates the quality of life for every citizen in our community through equal access to the arts.


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Project Onward

Project Onward supports the career development of visual artists with mental and developmental disabilities. Operating as a studio and gallery, Project Onward provides workspace, materials and professional opportunities to individuals who have exceptional abilities but face challenges ranging from autism to mental illness.


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Project HOPE

It is Project HOPE's mission to achieve sustainable advances in health care around the world by implementing health education programs, conducting health policy research, and providing humanitarian assistance in areas of need- thereby enhancing social and economic development and contributing to human dignity.


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Project Exploration

Project Exploration is a nonprofit science education organization dedicated to making science accessible to the public--especially minority youth and girls--through personalized experiences with science and scientists.


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Princeton AlumniCorps

Princeton AlumniCorps inspires and builds civic leadership among alumni across generations by engaging them in significant activities that influence and improve our society.


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Pride Films and Plays

Pride Films and Plays, based in Chicago, links an international network of writers with professionals working in film and theater. PFP fosters excellent writing for the stage and screen that speaks not only to the LGBT community, but is essential viewing for our friends, family, and co-workers. Using stories with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters or themes, Pride Films and Plays develops human stories that become a cultural bridge to understanding. Through readings, contests, classes, screenings and full theater productions, PFP engages artists and audiences in the full developmental process needed to make great artistic experiences.


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Prevention International: No Cervical Cancer PINCC

PINCC is a non-profit, volunteer medical service organization whose mission is to create sustainable programs that prevent cervical cancer. We accomplish this by educating women, training medical personnel, and equipping facilities in developing countries, utilizing proven, low cost, accessible technology methods.


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Prevent Child Abuse America

To prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children.


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Positive Coaching Alliance-Chicago

Positive Coaching Alliance's mission is to transform the culture of youth and high school sports so that every child has a positive, character-building experience. Our goal is to eliminate the win-at-all-cost culture in youth/high school sports, and replace it with a model where winning is important, but teaching life lessons through sports is the ultimate goal.


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Playworks

Playworks is the only nonprofit organization in the country to send trained, full-time coaches to low-income, urban schools, where they transform recess and play into a positive experience that makes the most of every learning opportunity throughout the school day. They organize games and activities during recess, provide individual class game times and run a leadership development program during school hours. They also run Playworks tutoring and physical activity programs and developmental sports leagues during after school hours. Playworks also offers comprehensive training and technical support to schools, districts and communities that wish to bring safe, inclusive play to children delivered by trained and technical service professionals who play for a living. Playworks Training transports our on-site experience into active, hands-on professional development for adults who wish to bring the principles, implementation and experience of safe, healthy and positive play to the children they serve.


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Play for Peace

Play for Peace brings together children, youth and organizations from communities in conflict due to bullying, youth-on-youth violence, racial tension, religious tension and/or cultural tension by using cooperative play to create laughter, compassion and peace in the United States and around the world. Programs include educational play days for children between 8-14 led by youth to promote diversity and respect as well as training for youth-at-risk as leaders and peace-builders.


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Planting Justice

Planting Justice is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Oakland with a mission to democratize access to affordable nutritious food by empowering urban residents with the skills, resources, and knowledge to grow organic food, expand economic opportunities, and ensure environmental sustainability in our neighborhoods. Planting Justice trains and employs formerly incarcerated men and at-risk youth to transform the yards of both full-paying clients and subsidized low-income households into productive and beautiful gardens (including chicken coops, bee hives, rainwater catchment systems, greywater systems, perennial food forests, annual vegetable production, herb spirals, composting systems, and more).


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Physicians For a National Health Program

Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) advocates for universal, comprehensive single-payer national health insurance.PNHP believes that access to high-quality health care is a right of all people and should be provided equitably as a public service rather than bought and sold as a commodity.The mission of PNHP is therefore to educate physicians, other health workers, and the general public on the need for a comprehensive, high-quality, publicly-funded health care program, equitably-accessible to all residents of the United States.


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Petaluma Community Foundation

Since 1975, Petaluma Community Foundation (PCF) has been a leader in identifying critical needs, serving as a local central resource, and facilitating philanthropy to fund long-term solutions with the greatest impact. As a proactive foundation, PCF's vision is to serve as the local expert community broker to insure the wisest and most cost-effective investment in community that:¥Promotes partnership and innovation for maximum community impact¥Creates a collaborative network of vital nonprofit services and programs¥Funds solutions that change lives and enrich quality of life across our community


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Peace4Kids

Peace4Kids is dedicated to empowering foster and at-risk youth by providing community as family. We create a strong foundation through programs focused on creative expression and life skills, allowing our kids to discover their unique voice and limitless potential for success.


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PEACE Mexico

PEACE (Protection, Education, Animals, Culture, Environment) works hand in hand withcommunities in Mexico to provide holistic education combined with community action programs that enable people to improve their quality of life as well as their financial stability.


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Peace and Justice Network of San Joaquin County

The Peace and Justice Network is an educational nonprofit that produces Connections, a 20-page newspaper, 10 times annually and with a circulation of 9,000. We also sponsor educational events, such as Stockton's Earth Day Festival, which encourage non-violent resolution of conflict.


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Paper for All, Paper for All

Paper for All is a non-profit/charity registered in Burkina Faso, UK, France, and the US that aims to promote better learning conditions by providing academic resources and tutoring to children in Burkina Faso. Specifically, Paper for All: 1) Provides notebooks and pens to over 3,000 children aged 6-14 in 5 elementary schools 2) Sends volunteers to teach once a year for a month.


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Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness Organization

The Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness (OCSA) organization was launched in January 2010 to educate both women and men about this deadly disease, which is the number one gynecologic cancer killer of women.


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Outdoor Explorations

Outdoor Explorations is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides people of all abilities with opportunities to participate in outdoor activities and adventure recreation. We offer programs for individuals, groups, and corporate clients. Working with committed volunteers, our participants discover the possibility of having the outdoors be a part of their lives. People often achieve significant personal growth and transform their lives through healthy recreational options.


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Operation Noahs Ark

To provide burial, bereavement, and memorial services, including any type of funeral-related products or services, to low-income and disaster-relief families who have suffered the loss of a loved one.We offer the indigent the products and services that are associated with the loss of a loved one. Our services include: memorials, cremations, and burials for any needy family; special tributes for veterans; and world-wide disaster relief operations to aid victims affected by catastrophic events, including biological, nuclear, and/or chemical warfare.


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One Brick

One Brick provides support to local non-profit and community organizations by creating a unique, social and flexible volunteer environment for those interested in making a concrete difference in the community.

We enable people to get involved, have an impact, and have fun, without the requirements of individual long-term commitments. One Brick currently operates in San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, Washington DC., Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Seattle, Orlando, Indianapolis, Silicon Valley, and Detroit.


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Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation

To develop and revitalize the community by uniting and empowering residents, business leaders and government around plans and initiatives and achieve social, economic and civic improvement.


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Ojala Ninos, A.C.

Ojal‡ Ni–os is a non-profit year round program that gives 100 + indigenous children in the rural community of San Miguel Viejo in the state of Guanajuato, MŽxico the opportunity to explore their strengths through art, music and literacy.
Our Mission, To be a model for extra-curricular education in rural communities in Mexico for children of all ages, using art, music and literacy in a space for learning that inspires creativity and develops critical thinking skills and self-confidence.


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OCD Chicago

OCD Chicago's mission is to increase public and professional awareness of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), educate and support people with OCD and their families, and encourage research into new treatments and a cure.


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Oak Park Regional Housing Center

Our mission is to achieve meaningful and lasting racial diversity in Oak Park and the region.


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NURTUREart

NURTUREart is committed to exhibiting high-quality, underrepresented emerging artists and curators, and dedicated to promoting excellence in the visual arts. We seek out the very best emerging talents and provide not only a venue for their work to be seen, but also the resources required to foster their success in the future. In this way NURTUREart effectively functions as a launching pad for new artists, new curators, and new ideas. NURTUREart.Our name is our mission.


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Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership works with communities in implementing an evidence-based nurse home visitation program for low-income women who are pregnant for the first time to improve pregnancy outcomes, child health and development and economic self-sufficiency.


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Notre Dame College Prep

Under the patronage of Mary, Notre Dame College Prep is a college preparatory school committed to educating young men within a community which is Christ-centered and family-based, where faith, scholarship and culture interact and where the individual ischerished and respected. In preparing our students as lifelong learners, we serve as educators in the faith forming individuals empowered with knowledge and inspired by Gospel values. Faithful to the Roman Catholic tradition and in the spirit of the Congregation of Holy Cross, we strive for the excellence in furthering the construction of a world where justice, peace and love prevail. Therein lies our hopes for the future.


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Northeast Shores Development Corporation

To create a better North Collinwood community for everyone to live, work, and visit.


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New York Mortgage Coalition

The New York Mortgage Coalition is a unique collaboration of nonprofit housing agencies and major lenders working together to help low and moderate income families become first-time homeowners. Our mission also embraces neighborhood stabilization through foreclosure prevention counseling along with the rehab and resale of REO properties in New York City.


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New Orleans Food & Farm Network

NOFFN works with individuals, communities, and growers to support sustainable growing practices and to ensure equal access to safe, nutritious, enjoyable food.


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New Age Services

New Age Services Corporation (NASC) provides behavioral health and wellness services for underserved communities in Chicago and west suburban Cook County. We are located in the North Lawndale community. NASC provides culturally competent outpatient treatment for substance use disorders, medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction, and individual and group counseling. NASC has implemented innovative programs designed to integrate co-occurring disorders with substance use treatment, ensuring comprehensive service planning and delivery. We offer integrated programs for Substance Use Disorders, Intimate Partner Violence, Mental Health, HIV, DCFS involvement and parent education.


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Neighborhood Writing Alliance

The Neighborhood Writing Alliance (NWA) provokes dialogue, builds community, and promotes change by creating opportunities for adults in Chicago's underserved communities to write, publish, and perform works about their lives. These works are published in the award-winning Journal of Ordinary Thought.


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Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club

Mission Statement:
Founded in 1931, the NBGC is a non-profit independent organization dedicated to youth development. Our mission is to enhance the well-being and develop the potential of our members, their families and the community.

Vision statement:
To become better men and women.

Values statement:
We value a relevant, multi-faceted, year round youth program where “everyone plays” in a safe and supportive environment that promotes:
• Honesty
• Self reliance
• Sportsmanship
• Teamwork
• Leadership and
• Lasting friendships
We believe these qualities build better men and women who carry these values into their adult lives.


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Near NorthWest Arts Council

Near NorthWest Arts Council is comprised of artists, social activists and cultural workers committed to sharing the power of creativity to build healthy communities. Programs address equitable access to resources for art space, arts education and creative work. NNWAC's goal is to counter gentrification and displacement with democratic control, grass roots investment and ownership for populations that are historically marginalized.


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National Runaway Safeline

keeping America's runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets


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National Museum of Mexican Art

Today, the NMMA stands out as one of the most prominent first-voice institutions for Mexican art and culture in the United States. We are home to one of the country's largest Mexican art collections, including more than 7,000 seminal pieces from ancient Mexico to the present. As the only Latino museum accredited by American Association of Museums, we recognize our unique responsibility to present exhibitions of artistic and cultural value and to deliver high-quality education that demonstrates the breadth and depth of Mexican art, culture and history.


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National Kidney Foundation of Illinois NKFI

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is committed to providing quality programs that meet the needs of our patients, healthcare professionals and our communities that are most at risk for kidney disease. The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois supports medical research as well as direct services, which include prevention screenings, organ and tissue donor awareness and patient education for dialysis patients and transplant recipients of all organ types.


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National Institute for Civic Enterprise

The mission of the National Institute for Civic Enterprise (NICE) is to engage and networkcreative human service nonprofit founders, new and seasoned, from across the nation for the purpose of sharing and replicating successful innovations into more communities to accelerate help to the disadvantaged. We accomplish this through a state-of-the-art web-based platform that provides an emergent knowledge base, forums, nonprofit visibility, online training, and leadership mentoring. We network with like-minded professionals and organization who consult and mentor young nonprofits. We spotlight in the media a nonprofit 5 years old or less with the annual "NICE Award". The award recognizes a nonprofit that has replicated and been mentored by an existing nonprofit model.


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Namaste Charter School

Namaste Charter School is committed to the physical, social and academic well being of our students, staff and parents. We believe that to achieve in school, students must be healthy, active and engaged in physical activity regularly. We also believe that adults must model the healthy lifestyle and positive attitude that we wish the students to embrace. The school incorporates health, nutrition and athletics into its rigorous curriculum, created to ensure literacy, numeracy and a lifelong love of learning.


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My Darling Theo Foundation

1. Provide resources to low income pets and their guardians. By assisting in the provision of pet food, pet supplies, pet taxi service, veterinary care, and animal welfare education to guardians of low income pets with the aim of improving the health and welfare of animals, in the San Francisco Bay Area. 2. Establish a national support network of Foster Pet Parents for animal & family shelters. By collaborating with community organizations to recruit and train individuals interested in fostering special needs animals until they are ready for adoption and returned to the shelter or until they can be returned to their owners who may be living in temporary housing or, who may be, incapacitated. 3. Educate the general public about the perennial problem of violence abuse and neglect. By sharing lessons learned, news, volunteer opportunities, community outreach events that engage, influence and challenge people to learn more and be effective advocates for pets (and their guardians).


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My Beloved Ministries Care Placement Services

We help people in need find job placements and we do career counseling, seminars, and training. We also provide food, clothing, and shelter.


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Music of the Baroque

Music of the Baroque is the Midwest's premier professional chorus and orchestra specializing in the performance of 18th century works. The ensemble focuses much-deserved attention on repertoire that is often neglected by larger music organizations.


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Music Institute of Chicago

Founded in 1931, The Music Institute of Chicago (MIC) is one of the oldest community music schools in Illinois and was the first in the state to be accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (the same body that accredits college and university music departments). We believe that the enjoyment and knowledge of music and the development of skills in creating and performing music enhance learning across the curriculum, quality of life and nourish the human spirit. Therefore, our mission is to provide the foundation for lifelong engagement with music.


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Music For Kids

Music For Kids, NFP, aims to provide instrumental music education to children and specifically targets children in the Chicago Public Schools who do not have access to similar educational opportunities.


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Museum Africa

Museum Africa was designed to serve as a repository to house artifacts, primary source documents, and other information about ancient and modern African civilizations.


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Mujeres en Cambio de San Miguel de Allende

Mujeres en Cambio is a grassroots, non profit organization that supports rural Mexican girls and women with limited resources to help them realize their full potential, and empower them to change their lives and that of their families and communities by providing educational scholarships.


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Moneythink

Moneythink empowers urban youth to build a better future through peer mentoring in financial literacy and entrepreneurship.


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Mississippi Coast Interfaith Disaster Task Force

Our mission is to enhance recovery, preparedness, and resiliency by strengthening the capacity of faith based organizations to meet the needs of their constituency and of vulnerable populations.


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Mir Pace International

Mission: to empower teens to change the lives of the poor and forgotten through long-term global community building. We provide education materials to primary school students and would like to begin a lunch program in order to keep children in school beyond grade six. We teach farm composting to indigenous families to relieve the high cost of fertilizer. We operate a malnutrition center for infants and children and educate mothers on providing more nutritious meals for their children. We teach health and hygiene techniques to help families stay healthy. We provide sturdy homes and remove indoor cooking fires in order to enhance good health.


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Minds Matter of Chicago

Minds Matter of Chicago is a non-profit organization whose mission is to transform the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success. Our goal is to equip underprivileged high school students with the tools to gain acceptance to a four-year university and navigate the financial aid process. MInds Matter of Chicago helps our students develop as individuals. We introduce them to a world of opportunity outside their neighborhoods and comfort zones. They are more confident of their abilities, and they eager to succeed. Minds Matter works withmotivated students because we believe that no student dedicated to earning a college education should be limited by socioeconomic status.


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Midwest Academy

Midwest Academy Mission and Founding Principles Midwest Academy is a leading national training institute for the progressive movement. The Academy advances the movements for social change by teaching a strategic, rigorous, results-oriented approach to social action and organization building. The Academy provides training (introductory and advanced level) strategic consulting, and coaching equipping organizers, leaders, and their organizations to think and act strategically to win justice for all. Founding Principles: Win real improvements in people's lives; Give people a sense of their own power; Alter the relations of power; Justice.Midwest Academy works exclusively with those who apply their organizing philosophy and methods to join the fight for the common good: economic justice, social justice, racial justice and environmental justice. Diversity: Midwest Academy values diversity at all levels: race, ethnicity, gender, class, region, age, sexual orientation, and ability.


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Metanoia Centers for Innovation in Health

We seek to assist people whose communities are in economic crises due to high unemployment, drugs, violence and poor housing. We teach them to be agents for community empowerment and community transformation.


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Merit School of Music

Merit School of Music provides high-quality music education to students in metropolitan Chicago. Its primary goals are to help young people achieve their full musical potential, to remove economic barriers to participation, and to stimulate personal and educational growth through music.


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Mercy Housing Lakefront

Mercy Housing has a mission to create stable, vibrant and healthy communities by developing, financing and operating affordable, program-enriched housing for families, seniors, and people with special needs.Mercy Housing is addressing the Chicago and Milwaukee regional foreclosure and housing crisis by working with partners to develop or preserve 7,500 affordable homes and create 8,000 jobs.Mercy Housing Lakefront (MHL) has developed and currently manages 21 properties with nearly 2,800 residents.Mercy Portfolio Services (MPS) is a national foreclosure response leader and manages the City of Chicago's $168 million Neighborhood Stabilization Program. MHL and MPS are part of Mercy Housing, a national organization that has developed, preserved, and/or financed 38,000 affordable homes.


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Media Burn Independent Video Archive

Even in an age of widespread access to news and information, it's still not easy for Chicagoans to find and access meaningful representations of their neighborhoods, communities, and traditions. The Media Burn Independent Video Archive collects and presents over 6,000 nonfiction videotapes created by hundreds of different artists. It forms an unmatched portrait of life in Chicago from 1968-2011, created by individuals with a deeply rooted commitment to using video to give a voice to Chicago's people and communities. Media Burn brings these vibrant works out of basements and closets, restores them to their original condition, and makes them freely available on mediaburn.org. Studs Terkel wrote in 2006, "Media Burn is an invaluable continuation of the oral history work I have been doing for decades. The videos in the Media Burn collection are about understanding who people are, what they do, how they work, and how they think.


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Maxwell Street Foundation

In 1994, individuals concerned about the continuance of the Maxwell Street Market and the preservation of its neighborhood organized the Maxwell Street Market Colloquium at the University of Illinois at Chicago. When the historic Market was relocated that year to Canal Street from the site it had occupied since 1912, these individuals publicly advocated alternatives to the removal of the remaining Maxwell Street residents, businesses, and buildings as the area was cleared for the University's South Campus expansion. The Maxwell Street Museum Project, a not-for-profit Illinois corporation, was organized by these individuals in 1996 to preserve physical remnants of the marketplace, and was reorganized in 1998 as the Maxwell Street Historic Preservation Coalition with 501(c)(3) status to sustain the built fabric of the street and support the preservation of its history.


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MaxLove Project

Inspired by Hope -- Inspired by SuperMax Wilford, a six-year-old fighting brain cancer, MaxLove Project is a California-based 501c3 nonprofit organization founded to provide therapeutic resources to all SuperKids fighting cancer.MaxLove Project's mission is to directly fund comprehensive integrative care and research with the ultimate goal of supporting SuperKids in overcoming the odds-not only to survive but thrive. Made with Heart -- MaxLove is a nonprofit headwear brand, the first cause brand devoted to pediatric cancer. Our unique approach to nonprofit fundraising allows us to share Max's love by providing a beautiful product that directly supports children fighting cancer. For each hat sold one is given to a child fighting cancer, and all net proceeds fund cancer-fighting comprehensive integrative therapies, research, and resources.


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Matthew Foster Foundation

Assisting Western New York families of children with cancer.


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Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations MACDC

The Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC) is an association of mission-driven community development organizations dedicated to working together and with others to create places of opportunity where people of diverse incomes and backgrounds access housing that is affordable, benefit from economic opportunities and fully participate in the civic life of their community. We achieve this by building and sustaining a high performing and adaptive community development sector that is supported by private and public investment and sound public policies.


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Marcy Newberry Association

To address the needs of the west side communities of Chicago by developing, managing, and operating group and individual programs to: Stimulate self-determination, empowerment, self-awareness, community development and revitalization, human dignity, and racial pride; Promote positive self-images in children and adults; Provide through the existing resources of the agency and by referral to others, education/training designed to lead to employment and job fulfillment; Promote citizen involvement in the improvement and stabilization of the neighborhood; Provide Early Head Start, Head Start, PreK, Child Care, After School, and Evening Programs for infants-youth and provide senior services in the community.


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Malta Conferences Foundation

The Conferences are using science as diplomacy and as a bridge to peace and stability in the Middle East. In addition, it strives to improve the relationship between the Muslim world and the U.S., and between the Arabs, Iranians, and Israelis. This is accomplished by bringing scientists from 15 Middle Eastern countries together with 5 to 6 Nobel Laureates and other distinguished scientists. These scientists collaborate on issues of environment, energy, and education, all of which require cross-border collaboration.Many of these scientists cannot meet otherwise face-to-face because their governments are hostile to each other. The Malta Conferences are the only platform where all these countries can develop friendships, trust, collaborations, and a favorable environment for working towards peace and security.


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Madonna Foundation

The Madonna Foundation provides financial, spiritual, psychological and academic support to young urban women, instilling in them the resources necessary to grow and thrive and the opportunity to succeed in a Catholic educational environment and beyond.


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Lyle for Kids

The provision of intergenerational educational, cultural, recreational, and health programming in the at-risk communities of Englewood, Greater Grand Crossing, Chatham and Chesterfield.


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Lumity

Lumity provides IT/technology and finance consulting services to nonprofits in the Chicago area. Lumity helps nonprofits think more strategically about the technology and financial issues of their organization and helps them make more informed decisions to meet those needs. Our goal is to provide high quality services at an affordable cost so that our nonprofit members can focus on their mission.


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LOTUS

Dedicated to developing critical-thinkers and global leaders who exhibit proper ethical value judgement.


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Lost Dogs Illinois

We are a volunteer organization that helps reunite lost dogs with their families in the state of Illinois. LDI has reunited over 2,000 dogs with their families since their inception (December 2010), reducing the number of strays in animal shelters and animal control facilities.


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Lives On Target

Lives On Target enhances lives through archery by providing funding and resources for not-for-profit archery programs. The core values that Lives on Target promotes to its participants are: ¥ Self Motivation ¥ Self Discipline ¥ Self Discovery ¥ Self Knowledge


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Literacy DuPage

Our mission is to provide accessible and customized tutoring in reading, writing, speaking and understanding English to help adults achieve independence. Established in 1972, Literacy DuPage, formerly known as Literacy Volunteers of DuPage, is a nonprofit, community-based organization. The organization serves over 30 communities in DuPage County. Literacy DuPage trains volunteer tutors to provide customized,learner-centered English language instruction. Tutoring occurs in one-on-one or small group settings at a mutually convenient time and location for both tutors and students. Materials and techniques are provided to allow the tutor to guide the learner towardachievement of personal goals. Tutors incorporate everyday materials such as a newspaper, map, or job application into their lessons.


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Links Hall

Links Hall encourages artistic innovation and public engagement by maintaining a facility and providing flexible programming for the research, development and presentation of new work in the performing arts.


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Lincoln Park Community Shelter

The mission of the Lincoln Park Community Shelter is to empower homeless men and women to make life changes.


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Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center

Anixter Center provides an array of services and supports that help individuals with disabilities live, learn, work and play in their communities.Through 70 programs at 27 locations across greater Chicago, Anixter Center serves more than 6,900 children and adults with all types of disabilities and advocates for their right to participate fully and equally in society.


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League of Chicago Theatres

The League of Chicago Theatres is an alliance of theaters that leverages its collective strength to promote, support and advocate for Chicago's theater industry locally, nationally, and internationally.


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LCHFFª Lake County Heritage Farm Foundation

LCHFFª is dedicated to the preservation of the cultural heritage of Lake County Illinois. Presently, we are working hard to make our website a comprehensive virtual library that documents the county's agricultural history farm-by-farm in text, pictures, film, and interviews with those who lived it. Our goal is to make the farm life and heritage of the county come alive to a diverse audience and provide a valuable resource to educators, preservationists, genealogists, families, historical societies, and other organized groups.


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Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois

To contribute funds for providing civil legal assistance to the poor throughout Illinois and for such other programs for the benefit of the public as are specifically approved by the Supreme Court of Illinois for exclusively public purposes.


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Lawyers Committee for Better Housing

The Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing promotes the rights of tenants to safe, accessible, and affordable housing on a non-discriminatory basis through education, outreach, supportive services, advocacy, and legal representation.


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LAWRENCE HALL

Lawrence Hall (LH) is a community based agency changing lives of at-risk children and their families in Chicago. Our continuum of care embraces children of trauma, heals the neglected, and creates resilient futures.

LH has been serving Chicago communities for over 150 years, having evolved from an orphanage established after the Civil War to become a multi-service organization focusing on children and youth who have suffered neglect, abandonment, and abuse. In keeping with our legacy of providing a stable home for abandoned children, we now provide a continuum of trauma-informed services to children and youth in need throughout the Chicagoland area.
Lawrence Hall provides highly specialized and individualized care for children and adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral challenges (due to trauma, violence, or exploitation) through the following core services:

• Workforce development programming through Project Work
• Foster Care through Traditional, Home-of-Relative, Specialized, and Treatment Foster Family Home placements
• Special Education through a Therapeutic Day School program and Diagnostic Education
• An acute care Child and Family Treatment Center
• Transitional and Independent Living programs for older adolescents

All agency youth have access to Clinical Services, which are available throughout agency programs and provide youth with additional support for trauma and behavioral treatment, and they include:

o Mental Health Services—including individual and topic-specific group and family therapy—address trauma, promote attachment and bonding, and support the family connection while teaching youth the self-management skills necessary in order to live successful, independent lives.
o Medical and Wellness Services—including clinical, diagnostic, and treatment services—are available to all our youth to help them become informed consumers and self-advocates in planning for their own longer-term treatment needs.

Youth at Lawrence Hall also have access to Specialized Services that include:
o Therapeutic Recreation combines treatment, recreation, and leisure activities to help youth work through trauma (by developing constructive ways to manage emotions), have increased leisure functioning (by enhancing physical fitness or coordination), develop life skills (such as improved interpersonal interaction, leadership, and teamwork), and increase life satisfaction.
o Expressive Therapies use music to offer a creative, non-threatening treatment alternative to traditional therapy for children who have been labeled “unreachable”.
o Balanced and restorative justice programming focuses on working through agency youths’ the non-felony offenses as a community and often draws on peace circles as a tool for relational repair and healing.
o Community Volunteer Work gives Lawrence Hall youth opportunities to give back to the community. Youth frequently serve food to the homeless at local food pantries, participate in community volunteer days, and spend time with elderly residents at a nursing home.
o The Youth Leadership Specialist connects youth to LGBTQ community resources, hosts a group led by a youth leader, and attends LGBTQ friendly community events such as the prom hosted by the Gay Straight Alliance.
o Youth from the Older Adolescent Program host monthly Peer Mentoring activities for youth in our residential facility. OAP youth lead ice breakers and team builders, and plan fun activities such as game night and karaoke for younger youth.

The seamless transition between levels of care within each program and across programs equips our youth with the tools and skills they need to set them on the path toward becoming proud, productive members of society.

Over the past 152 years, the agency has grown significantly, and today Lawrence Hall operates as a leader in the field of human services agencies in the state, serving youth referred from the IL Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), IL Department of Human Services, multiple school districts, Cook County Department of Corrections, and the City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services. In the last year, LH’s continuum of care offered a full spectrum of services to over 1,100 youth and families throughout the state including 38 communities throughout Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, McHenry, Will, and Winnebago counties, as well as elsewhere. In Chicago alone, we provided services to youth from 43 different community areas.

Lawrence Hall’s children and youth, who range in age from newborn to age 24, have survived a host of traumatic experiences—family disruptions, repeated academic failure, and neighborhood violence. Some of our youth have been involved with the juvenile justice system, with a few currently on parole. In our care, every child has the opportunity to heal; every family has the chance to succeed. Approximately 75% of the youth served are in the protective custody of Lawrence Hall and have been removed from their homes of origin by DCFS due to abuse, neglect, dependency, or abandonment; the other 25% are community youth in our Therapeutic Day School or our various workforce development programs. All of these youth come from low-income families and communities. Those served by Lawrence Hall are primarily English speaking, although a few speak a second language such as Spanish, Polish, Czech, Romanian, or Amharic (native to Ethiopia). The vast majority of youth at Lawrence Hall have emotional and behavioral disorders, although we do occasionally provide services to those with a physical disability.


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Lakeside Community Development Corporation

Lakeside CDC is a 501c3 nonprofit housing organization formed in 2005. The agency mission is to preserve and create affordable housing opportunities in Chicago through education, advocacy, and real estate development.


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Lakeside Community Committee

The mission of Lakeside Community Committee is to provide a full spectrum of foster, social and community services that will: *Facilitate quality foster care for needy children. *Re-unite biological parents and their children. *Promote the healthy and positive growth of children, young adults and senior citizens. *Strengthen the social and economic base of the community.


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La Rabida Childrens Hospital

La Rabida Children's Hospital is dedicated to excellence in caring for children with chronic illness, disabilities, or who have been abused, allowing them to achieve their fullest potential through expertise and innovation within the health care and academic communities.La Rabida provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary health services to children across a continuum of care, serving as a model for family-centered care.


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La Casa Norte

La Casa Norte's mission is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness. We provide access to stable housing and deliver comprehensive services that act as a catalyst to transform lives and communities. La Casa Norte concentrates our work with Latinos, youth, and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. La Casa Norte operates four programs, briefly, they are: Casa Corazon is a homeless youth engagement project that works with homeless andhigh-risk youth from the streets of Chicago's west side; the Crisis Center Program provides bilingual and culturally sensitive case management, housing advocacy, peer support, and emergency funds to help prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless or, when necessary, to help individuals and families with being rapidly re-housed; Esperanza Trabajando is a job readiness, placement, and training program; and the Solid Ground Supportive Housing Program is Chicago's first bilingual, male-intentional supportive housing program for homeless youth.


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KOA Care Camps

Someday, cancer will be nothing more than a memory. Until that day, Care Camps is here to bring hope, healing and outright fun for kids with cancer and their families. Working together, Care Camps partners help raise funds for a compelling cause: to send children affected by cancer to medically supervised camps where they have a wonderful time in the great outdoors with other kids who understand what they’re going through. They do it all while receiving the treatments they need. Until cancer is a memory, Care Camps will continue to help these great kids make joyful memories of their own.


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Kings Home

King's Home seeks to serve and glorify God by providing Christ-centered homes and services in which compassion and competence combine to meet the needs of women, children and families.


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Kidz Express

Kidz Express, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, serves children and youth in a neighborhood in one of the nation's most underserved urban environments -- the South Austin community on the West Side of Chicago. Kidz Express' strategic plan is a targeted neighborhood program that provides holistic solutions to the urban challenges of South Austin by building a continuum of community support to strengthen family economic security and foster positive youth development. We are developing a model of integrated, cost-effective programs to strengthen neighborhoods for the benefit of our children and their families that will impact the health of the community surrounding the Center. Our goal is to develop innovative, affordable neighborhood programs to address many of the challenges facing low income at-risk youth and their families in difficult urban environments that can be replicated in other neighborhoods in Chicago.


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Kids Off The Block

We are a community based organization servicing youth and young adults ages 12-24 years old. Our services include tutoring, mentoring, music, drama, sports, and job/skills training.


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Kids In Danger

KID is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting children by improving children's product safety.


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Kartemquin Educational Films

Kartemquin Films is a home for independent filmmakers developing documentary as a vehicle to deepen our understanding of society through everyday human drama. Focusing on people whose lives are most directly affected by social and political change and who are often overlooked or misrepresented by the media, Kartemquin's films open up a dialogue, both in communities and between the general public and policymakers. Kartemquin documentaries are supported by civic engagement strategies that are developed with local and national partners to foster understanding, change thinking, and build support for social change. As a locally and nationally-recognized media arts organization, Kartemquin acts as a trusted bridge between communities and the media, fosters the growth of emerging filmmaking voices passionate about social issues and media policy, and encourages staff and stakeholders to play a role in advocating for a strong public media.


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Just The Beginning Foundation

JTBF is a multiracial, nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and nurturing interest in the law among young persons from various ethnic backgrounds underrepresented in the legal profession and supporting their continued advancement. JTBF's long-term goal is to increase racial diversity in the legal profession and on the bench.


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Junior League of Chicago

The Junior League, one of the oldest, largest and most effective women’s volunteer organizations in the world, has matured and evolved since it was founded by social activism pioneer Mary Harriman in 1901.
The Junior League of Chicago was founded in 1912 by Lucy McCormick Blair Linn. The initial focus was to interest young women in the industrial and social issues of the city, research ways to effectively address those issues and to bring about positive change, and to set an example for others about the importance of civic welfare. The objectives of the founding members have remained constant throughout the years
and to this day include developing projects in response to the ever-changing needs of the community, funding, and staffing those projects and ultimately turning them over to the community as independent organizations.

Mission Statement
Junior League of Chicago, Inc. is a metropolitan organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The Junior League of Chicago, Inc. reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and a commitment to voluntarism.
For more than a century, the JLC has diligently worked to empower at-risk families—especially women and girls—through hands-on mentoring, advocacy and education.


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Jovenes Adelante

J—venes Adelante is a registered Association Civil and 501c3 community based organization in San Miguel de Allende, founded in 2001. Our Mission is to provide a platform for higher education and the development of life skills through university scholarships and other necessary support to talented, economically disadvantaged Mexican youth from the municipality of San Miguel de Allende and the surrounding rural communities.


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Jobs For Youth/Chicago

As the largest employment and education nonprofit organization serving Chicago's youth (ages 17-24), Jobs For Youth/Chicago's (JFY's) mission has been to empower young men and women from low- income families become part of the economic mainstream while providing the business community with motivated, socially conscious and job-ready workers.


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Joanie Girls Heart

Mission: to expose minority adolescents to healthcare career opportunities and prepare them for college by providing them with life-skills through mentorship, community service, and international missions. Joanie Girl's Heart is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to expose minority adolescents to healthcare career opportunities. Through partnership with select Chicago Public High Schools, Joanie Girl's Heart establishes mentoring programs that target juniors who have an expressed interest in pursuing healthcare careers. The mentoring program consists of three key components: life skill development, community involvement, and global service. The life skill development component is comprised of twelve life-skill workshops and one-on-one mentoring. The community involvement component consists of eight local community service projects and one domestic mission trip (including a mini college tour). The global service component is an international mission trip.


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Jazz Institute of Chicago

The Jazz Institute of Chicago (JIC) preserves and perpetuates jazz in all its forms through the creation of new jazz music, sustaining active artists, nurturing new talent and developing new audiences for jazz, especially for Chicago jazz artists. For over 40 years, The Jazz Institute of Chicago (JIC) has fulfilled its mission by serving as a foundation of support for the creation of new jazz music, sustaining active artists, nurturing new talent and developing new audiences for jazz especially for Chicago jazz artists. Free concert and education programs connect a vital American art form to the people whose lives and histories helped to create it and provide access for over 256,500 people in person and another 160,000 over the airwaves. We undertake these endeavors because we want to ensure that new audiences continue to be developed for the music, and that Chicago's place in its history be recognized and presented.


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Japan Martial Arts Association of New York

JAPAN MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK (JMAANY) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to build a Community Center in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. JMAANY is instilling leadership and purpose in our community through martial arts. We provide a program that replaces many missing elements in our student's lives by offering mentoring, developing self-esteem, building leadership skills and discipline through physical & mental conditioning. Most importantly, JMAANY gives our students a desire and a hope for their futures and an opportunity to believe in themselves.


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IPaintMyMind

IPaintMyMind is a nonprofit arts media organization. Our mission is to publish arts coverage and support artists so that the public can connect with emerging art & music in a meaningful & affordable way.


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Invision Global Network

We help people to live fully, mind, body and spirit by engaging them in a process of discovering, developing and employing their gifts, skills and resources for personal and community development.


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Investours

Investours is pioneering a new concept in tourism: microfinance tours. Travelers like you visit and invest in the business ideas of entrepreneurs in poor communities in the developing world. All tour fees go towards funding an interest-free loan for the entrepreneurs that you select. We currently operate programs in Mexico and Tanzania. Sounds interesting?


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Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

Intuit is grounded in the belief that the instinct to create is universal and the arts must embrace all, celebrate all, and be accessible to all regardless of education level or socio-economic status. Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art promotes public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of intuitive and outsider art through education, exhibition, collecting and publishing. Intuit defines 'intuitive and outsider art' as the work of artists who demonstrate little influence from the mainstream art world, and who instead are motivated by their unique personal vision. This definition includes art brut, non-traditional folk art, self-taught art, and visionary art.


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International Real Property Foundation IRPF

The mission of the IRPF is to: create free, efficient, transparent and equitable real estate markets anchored to private property rights; to develop civil society by establishing an ethical and trained real estate profession committed to protection of the public and organized into representative real property associations; and to promote real property ownership as a key element of strong democracies and poverty alleviation.


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International Organization for Adolescents IOFA

The Vision: IOFA envisions a world where adolescents and youth are able to exercise their human rights and to realize their full potential as positive and productive members of society without fear of exploitation, violence, or neglect. The Mission: To improve the lives of young people by addressing critical and emerging issues affecting vulnerable adolescents around the world.


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International Children's Media Center

The ICMC is dedicated to changing the way children view, use and engage electronic screens so that their interactions with technology are humanizing, empowering and educationally beneficial. By teaching children to engage all screens with intention and focus, ICMC festivals and workshops help children adapt successfully to using technology at school and at home, so that "screen time" enhances learning, communication and thinking skills, and family relationships.


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Illinois Patriot Education Fund

The Illinois Patriot Education Fund raises scholarship funds on behalf of the spouses and children of Illinois military service men and women who have given their lives or become disabled in service to our country. We also support the education of active duty members of our Armed Services over and above the benefits provided by the Post-911 GI Bill.


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Illinois Network of Charter Schools

INCS' mission is to improve the quality of public education by promoting and strengthening charter schools throughout the state of Illinois.


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Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation

The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation (ILLCF) is a non-partisan and tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization established in 2002 with three important goals:

To empower Illinois Latinos and increase access to federal, state and community programs in critically important areas;

To provide college scholarships for young Latino men and women who need assistance to further their education; and

To support research and the widespread distribution of policy reports through the Illinois Latino Public Policy Institute.

The Foundation’s Board of Directors includes members of the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus and others from Illinois Latino communities.


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Illinois Legal Aid Online

To increase access to justice for lower-income and vulnerable Illinois residents through the innovative use of technology to assist and educate the public and to train and support legal aid providers and pro bono attorneys.


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Illinois Institute of Technology

About IITIllinois Institute of Technology is a national, technological, Ph.D.-granting research university, with world-renowned programs in engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law, and design. Founded in 1940 and tracing its roots back to the 1890s with the foundings of Armour Institute of Technology and Lewis Institute, IIT brings a focused, interdisciplinary approach to education, including the Interprofessional Projects Program. With five campuses throughout the Chicago area and alumni around the world, IIT pairs the educational and cultural experiences of America's Second City with the small feel of an undergraduate population of just over 2300 and total population of just over 7400.


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Illinois Equal Justice Foundation

The Illinois Equal Justice Foundation advocates for and distributes the state appropriation for civil legal aid to non-profit organizations across the state.


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Illinois Council on Economic Education

It is the mission of Econ Illinois to help all children in Illinois become effective participants in the economy, enabling them to benefit themselves and society throughout their lives. As effective participants in the economy, all students should leavehigh school with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to become: ¥productive members of the work force, as employees or entrepreneurs ¥responsible citizens ¥knowledgeable consumers ¥prudent savers and investors ¥effective participants in the global economy ¥competent decision-makers throughout their lives


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Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights ICIRR

ICIRR is a member led organization that educates and organizes immigrant and refugee communities to assert their rights; promotes citizenship and civic participation; monitors, analyzes, and advocates on immigrant-related issues; and informs the general public about the contributions of immigrants and refugees.


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Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health

The Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health is a network of empowered youth and allied adults who transform public consciousness and build capacity of family, school and healthcare systems to support the sexual health, identities, and rights of youth. We educate, advocate, and organize for reproductive justice for youth in Illinois.


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Ignitus Worldwide

To organize and support a youth-led movement that promotes civic engagement throughout the world.


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I am OKah!

The mission of I am O'Kah! is to foster community resiliency in disadvantaged urban neighborhoods through the development and successful implementation of programs focused on digital/media literacy, financial literacy, green/environmental literacy while promoting personal and social responsibility in at-risk youths.


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Hyde Park Alliance for Arts and Culture

The Hyde Park Alliance for Arts and Culture (HyPa) is dedicated to building a rich and vibrant cultural destination on Chicago's South Side by supporting the arts and encouraging audience development. HyPa is a new and growing membership organization of over 60 arts and culture organziations committed to promoting the South Side as a cultural destination. The Hyde Park Jazz Festival represents HyPa's largest initiative to date. The Festival features20 hours of free live jazz in 13 creative and unusual venues. The Festival attracts over 25,000 visitors to Hyde Park, many of them for the first time. HyPa works to address one of the most pressing challenges shared by its members, namely developing new andsolidifying existing audiences within HyPa's neighborhood and from throughout the city and region. HyPa's commitment to audience development and destination marketing permeates all of its programs and activities. HyPa also utilizes arts and culture to establishhubs of activity, and to contribute to the red


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HumanThread

HumanThread engages individuals in conversation about peace, non-violence and human dignity through art, education and discussion. HumanThread's Center for Peace, Arts and Education offers public space and programs to the general community. We also largely target south and west Chicago youth, a population that faces extreme poverty, violence and low educational attainment due to diachronic negligence. Our OpenMind OpenMic program uses open mic (e.g. song, poetry, spoken word, rap, comedy, play, dance, story-telling, show and tell, news articles, any thoughts on personal lives/social issues, etc.) and nonviolence curriculum to develop open/positive self-expression, self-affirmation, acceptance of culture, and a sense of community and global citizenship. In addition, HumanThread sponsors the ONE WORLD speaker series featuring discussions on relevant social themes.


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Howard Brown Health Center

Howard Brown exists to eliminate the disparities in health care experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people through research, education and the provision of services that promote health and wellness.


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Housing Options for the Mentally Ill

¥ Develop housing opportunities for adults recovering from chronic mental illnesses¥ Provide a network of support services so that each person can live as independently as possible¥ Advance understanding of mental illnesses and the need for supportive housing


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Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly H.O.M.E.

H.O.M.E. helps low-income seniors in Chicago maintain their independence by providing home upkeep and repair, a shopping bus, three affordable, intergenerational buildings, and a moving assistance program.


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Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care

Horizon Hospice and Palliative Care, Chicago's first hospice, is a not-for-profit, community-based organization whose mission is to provide comfort for the dying, to preserve dignity at the end of life for all in need of services and to educate the community.


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Holiday Heroes

Holiday Heroes creates and hosts hospital parties. We take a child’s mind away from the pain, anxiety and stresses of being hospitalized, encouraging healthy social development and better recovery from illness.


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Hilltown Community Development Corporation

Hilltown CDC seeks to improve the quality of life for Hilltown residents by addressing economic, housing, educational, social and community needs while preserving the rural character of the area.


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HighSight

HighSight is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide academic and social support to Chicago high school students. HighSight provides scholarships, tutoring, mentoring, leadership development and college readiness programs to enable its students to attend and succeed at the private high school of their choice.


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Hephzibah Childrens Association

Hephzibah enhances the lives of children and families through a continuum of innovative programs.


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Heartland International

Heartland International designs and implements international programs that suppport the development of civil societies in emerging democracies. Its programs engage a wide range of participants such as journalists, government officials, educators, entrepreneurs, NGO leaders, and many others. Heartland International provides teacher assessment strategies and methodologies to educators in Liberia, shares domestic violence reduction program information with Russian social work professionals and psychologists, works with emerging NGO leaders from Nicaragua and Belize to build capacity in combatting human trafficking and teen dating violence and in providing sex education (HIV/AIDS prevention) and economic empowerment skills, and provides internship placements for NGO leaders from Egypt to learn new strategies to work with youth, develop political campaigns, and advocate citizen participation in democracy-building activities.


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Health In Harmony

Health In Harmony is founded on the principle that human health and environmental health are tightly linked. We believe planetary health will be achieved by recognizing, promoting, and protecting the link between human and ecosystem health at the locallevel. Currently, we work to conserve Gunung Palung National Park in West Kalimantan, Indonesia by supporting the Alam Sehat Lestari program. Gunung Palung is a global biodiversity treasure, home to ten percent of the world's orangutans, and a watershed that supports 60,000 villagers. Alam Sehat Lestari, or ASRI for short, engages local communities in protecting their watershed through reforestation projects, helping villagers adopt organic farming strategies in place of shifting agriculture, and healthcare incentives. ASRI is intended to be a replicable model that can guide conservation activities in other areas where poverty and poor health are linked to ecosystem destruction.


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Health and Medicine Policy Research Group

HMPRG is a nonprofit center whose mission is to challenge health and healthcare inequities through policy formulation, advocacy, collaboration and health systems development in order to promote social justice in health and improve the health status of Illinois residents.


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Health & Disability Advocates

HDA is a national nonprofit organization overseeing a cohesive set of programs and services to advance health, workforce and income equity for low income populations and people with special health care needs.


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HCP of Illinois

HCP was created to operate a new ground-breaking program to provide expanded housing choice to families in concentrated areas. The idea was to encourage access to opportunity areas for low-income families.


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HawkWatch International

HawkWatch International's mission is to conserve the environment through education, long-term monitoring, and scientific research on raptors as indicators of ecosystem health.


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Hawaii Forest Institute

The mission of the Hawai`i Forest Institute is to promote the health and productivity of Hawaii's forests through public education and scientific research.


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Harborquest

Harborquest's mission is to provide opportunity for a better life through appropriate employment for those disenfranchised from the mainstream economy.


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Harbor Humane Society

Harbor Humane Society was founded in 1956 as Ottawa Shores Humane Society. Harbor Humane Society’s mission is to provide a safe harbor for animals entrusted to our care as we strive to secure their future through our outreach and educational programs. We proudly maintain the highest standards of care for each individual animal that comes through our door.

Harbor Humane Society is primarily funded through generous donors and a government contract with Ottawa County. As Ottawa County’s only animal shelter Harbor Humane Society plays an essential in our community.


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Habitat for Humanity of Whitley County

Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.


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H.O.Y.C.E. Youth Center Helping Our Youth Change Everyday

The H.O.Y.C.E. (Helping Our Youth Change Everyday) Youth Center is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to life skills management for youth in Chicago's Englewood, Grand Boulevard, and Chatham neighborhoods. The HOYCE Youth Center collaborates with schools, businesses, and other organizations in the community via workshops, community forums, technology, and recreational activities.The HOYCE Youth Center serves underserved communities and works to support youth and their families. The center works to prevent and decrease violence against youth, increase youth awareness, and promote gang prevention through educational and positive recreational activities. The center works to provide options and opportunities for positive self-expression and a positive sense of self by increasing cognitive, social, problem solving, coping, and anger management skills.


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Growing Home

Growing Home's mission is to operate, promote, and demonstrate the use of organic agriculture as a vehicle for job training, employment, and community development.


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Grenadier Athletic Boosters

The Grenadier Booster Club supports and promotes all our sports teams, to encourage and recognize outstanding achievement, sportsmanship and character both on and off the field, to contribute to the spirit and enthusiasm of our high school athletes and provide a pathway for positive involvement by the community with Elk Grove High School.


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GreenApple Campus

GreenApple¨ Campus is an educational non-profit 501(c) 3 providing creative, challenging STEM enrichment programs for kids, preschool to high school. STEM, Science Technology Engineering and Math, are key 21st Century skills. We strive to provide programs that will inspire imagination and invention: Exciting Robotics, Digital Media and Technology, LEGO and Video Game Design.


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Greater Chicago Food Depository

Providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community.


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Golden Apple Foundation of Rockford

Golden Apple Foundation is a volunteer-driven organization that celebrates, inspires and supports educational excellence in Winnebago and Boone Counties of Illinois.


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Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico

To improve the quality of education for all children through recognition, recruitment and professional development of outstanding teachers.


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Golden Apple Foundation

Golden Apple's mission is to advance the teaching profession by recognizing excellent teachers, leveraging their thinking and efforts to improve education, recruiting and preparing prospective teachers with a special emphasis on schools of need, and providing teachers access to innovative resources.


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GlobalGiving

Build an efficient, open, thriving marketplace that connects people who have community and world-changing ideas with people who can support them.


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Global Medical Foundation

Global Medical Foundation is a volunteer group of physicians and allied health personnel with a multi-faceted and adaptable approach to exchange medical information and surgical techniques with local health professionals around the globe, in addition to donating needed medical supplies and up-to-date surgical equipment and instrumentation.The goal of every Global Medical Foundation mission is to improve health care for the indigenous, underserved and indigent peoples of all cultures and ethnicity in any part of the world.The Global Medical Foundation volunteers are respectful and considerate of the local medical professionals, peoples' customs, beliefs and politics.


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Global Kids

Global Kids, Inc. (GK) works to develop youth leaders for the global stage through dynamic global education and leadership development programs. GK inspires underserved youth to achieve academic excellence, self-actualization, and global competency, empowering them to take action on issues facing their communities and our world. Through dynamic, interactive in-school, after-school, and summer programs, youth from high-need communities have become leaders, expanded their horizons, and traveled to such places as Croatia, Kenya, Peru, and Brazil to work on issues including environmental sustainability, human rights, poverty, and peace-building. GK alumni are active civic leaders, champions of social justice, and accomplished professionals.


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Global Explorers Kids

Global Explorers Kids is dedicated to providing children with the opportunity to explore the diversity of the world's peoples and helping them to understand and respect different cultures, using the arts as a catalyst towards learning. We work with schools and community organizations, offering after school programs, workshops, and a summer camp designed to get children excited about exploring other cultures.


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Girls in the Game

Girls in the Game provides and promotes sports and fitness opportunities, nutrition and health education, and leadership development to enhance the overall health and well-being of all girls. All Girls in the Game programs incorporate the four pillars of our mission - sports, health, leadership and life. Girls in the Game does not solely teach girls sports; it uses sports to teach girls about the important life lessons of teamwork, leadership,confidence, and healthy choices. Some of our programs include After School, Game Days, Sports and Leadership Summer Camp, Varisty Squad, Teen Ambassadors, and Spring Training. Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. Girls in the Game's programs help girls overcome interrelated health problems such as obesity, inactivity, poor nutrition and low self-esteem in a safe, all-girl environment. Through our programs, Girls in the Game seeks to: increase girls' sports and fitness skills as well as their exercise levels; increase girls' knowledge of health


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Gifted Dreamers

Our mission is to catalyze whole life transformation: mind, body, and soul. We believe in the power of individual people working together to ignite positive world change. We develop and train leaders through individual and group retreats, events, counseling, coaching and idea incubation. We serve both corporate and nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs, and students.


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Genesis Theatrical Productions

Genesis works to find and develop new theatrical works, both musical and non-musical, and bring them to a new audience in an effort to span a global community.


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Fundacion Cultural Jorge Gonzalez Camarena AC

Arts and culture promotion based on the works of muralist and painter Jorge Gonzalez Camarena torgeting, though not exclusively, chilren from low income communities.


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Friends of Santa Julia

We raise resources to support 40 abandoned girls in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. Our goal is to help the girls break the cycles of ignorance, poverty and abuse from which they have come in order to enable them to become happy, productive citizens of the world.


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Friends of Big Creek

Friends of Big Creek is a community-based greenway advocacy and watershed stewardship organization. About 170,000 people live in the watershed. Typical of many urban streams, Big Creek has been subject to the effects of extensive urbanization for more than 150 years. Urban runoff, alteration and encroachment on the stream has resulted in degraded water quality, degraded habitat, erosion, flooding. The degree of urbanization provides tremendous challenge -- and opportunity! Our vision: Build a continuous greenway and recreational trail network that links existing resources; Improve the quality of Big Creek and the natural environment; Expand public access to and awareness of natural areas through enhanced recreational and educational opportunities; Showcase our natural and cultural heritage and promote stewardship of our natural, historic and recreational resources; Preserve, protect and restore remnant greenspaces and natural area.


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Free To Be Cars for Local Families

We provide car repair and car donation to low income families.


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Foresight Design Initiative

Foresight Design's mission is to catalyze the culture shift necessary to create a more vibrant and resilient future. We are dedicated to accomplishing this through programs involving collaborative communities, platforms for social innovation, and forward-looking educational opportunities.


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First Hand Aid

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Firelight Foundation

Our mission is to improve the well-being of children made vulnerable by HIV, AIDS and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. We support grassroots organizations that help families and communities meet the needs of their children.


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Farther Foundation

Farther Foundation enables students from economically disadvantaged circumstances to explore interests, expand horizons, gain inspiration and elevate aspirations for leadership and success. We do this by providing scholarships and support for students to participate in educational travel experiences that are significant and potentially life changing.Farther Foundation partners with schools and community organizations to identify students who demonstrate commitment to success through academic achievement, participation in support programs and a willingness to take a bold step beyond the familiar.


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Faith in Place

There are two great responsibilities common to all faiths: to love one another and to care for the creation that sustains all life. Faith In Place gives religious people tools to reflect deeply on these responsibilities, integrate the teachings of faith into practice, and work together for a just and sustainable future.


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Evanston Scholars

Overview and Mission: Evanston Scholars is a non-profit organization that improves college access and success for a diverse group of ambitious Evanston students who are primarily first-generation, low-income, and students of color, starting with the college admissions process and continuing through graduation.


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Essential Partners

Essential Partners's mission is to foster constructive conversation where conflicts are driven by differences in identity, beliefs, and worldview. EP equips individuals and communities with skills for relationship that keep us connected while honoring our differences. We design courageous conversations on the issues that matter most, and yet many people feel ill-equipped to engage. We train facilitators and leaders to apply our model across a range of challenges and settings. We work with our partners in their contexts - a college campus, faith community, or civic group - to build communities that find strength, richness, and new possibilities in their differences.


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Environment Northeast ENE

ENE (Environment Northeast) is a non-profit organization that researches and advocates innovative policies that tackle our environmental challenges while promoting sustainable economies.ENE is at the forefront of efforts to combat global warming with solutions that promote clean energy, clean air and healthy forests.


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Empowering and Strengthening Ohios People

ESOP uses demonstrated effective community engagement and organizing practices which positions citizens as leaders , who make decisions about their community. Where required ESOP leaders employ direct action tactics to give voice to grievances and reach solutions to problems of their neighborhood and broader communities.


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EMBARC INC

EMBARC strives to expand the outlook of high school students from some of Chicago's most socially and economically isolated communities so as to encourage their investment in success. EMBARC provides culturally enriching experiences for students and fosters a teen-led community, in order to develop a college-going culture that brings mobility not just to the students but also the community around them.


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Elsewhere

Elsewhere is a living museum, studio, and school set within a former thrift store. We create new futures from old things through creative projects, education initiatives, and public works with global artists that enliven and inspire downtown Greensboro and the world.


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El Charco del Ingenio

Our mission is to protect and preserve our natural heritage and help build an environmental culture while developing a Botanical Garden dedicated to Mexican flora and providing an oasis of peace and tranquility for all.El Charco is a botanical garden and reserve dedicated to the study, appreciation, protection and propagation of native flora, particularly those from the desert and semi-desert regions of Mexico.


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Education 4 Life Foundation

The Education 4 Life Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, committed to the development of educational services & grant programs for K-12 youth. The mission of our organization is to address through prevention the activities that lead to academic failure, and teen truancy. We endeavor to provide basic funding for private tutoring for academically challenged youth.Our concept is to stop the problem at its source and help struggling parents who need assistance. This is one of many key factors that can lead to potential criminal behavior and unemployment. Our vision is to inspire & encourage their dreams, by creating opportunity.


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EdgeAlliance

EdgeAlliance was formed in 1992 as AIDSCare to provide a safe and supportive community to marginalized men and women who were dying of AIDS. EdgeAlliance was one of the first non-profits in Chicago to respond to the devastating impact the disease was having on low-income and minority populations. In 1999, EdgeAlliance embarked on a successful plan to relocate its programs from Lakeview to North Lawndale. It assembled the capital financing necessary to develop three apartment buildings which feature a total of 66 units of HIV/AIDS dedicated housing. EdgeAlliance's North Lawndale campus brought hope and stability to a previously blighted area. The mission of EdgeAlliance has expanded to include developing and operating quality housing and providing life enriching services for homeless veterans and other vulnerable individuals and families.


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Ecuadorian Volunteers Association

E.V.A. is a non-profit organization created for the purpose of assisting Ecuadorian institutions devoted to educational, social, and health programs serving the neediest segments of the population.All our work is done by volunteers through direct contact with non-profit Ecuadorian institutions or individuals.


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East Village Youth Program

The mission of East Village Youth Program (EVYP) is to encourage and prepare primarily low-income Latino youth for a college education. EVYP further strives to support these youth as they pursue their college degrees and enter professional careers.East Village Youth Program (EVYP)'s College Readiness and Support Program provides students in northwest Chicago's Latino communities with the resources and support they need to overcome obstacles and realize the dream of a college education. EVYP has three major goals: ¥ To encourage college as a possibility for Latino youth; ¥ To prepare youth for success in college; and ¥ To support participants through college graduation and into a career. This year, EVYP's College Readiness and Support Program will achieve these goals through three levels of programming that are tailored to students' needs, interests, and learning styles. 1. The Core Program incorporates eight components-from academic support to service learning opportunities-in a comprehensive, long-te


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Earth Force

Earth Force engages young people as active citizens who improve the environment and their communities now and in the future.


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E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center Nokuse Education

The mission of the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center is to educate visitors on the importance of biodiversity, to promote sustainable balanced ecosystems, and to encourage conservation.


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E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation

The mission of the E. O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation is to preserve biological diversity in the living environment by inventing and implementing business and educational strategies in the service of conservation.


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Dream Builders NTFPRFT

The goal of our organization is to help women in transition on every goal on every level as far as possible. The mission is to reach out to women in need all over the world so they can find their true value. The plan is to have transitional housing on an agricultural farm and learn to appreciate and nurture the green spaces in life.


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Dorothy Stang Popular Education Adult High School

The mission of Dorothy Stang Adult High School is to engage in a process of critical study that honors the authority of the participants through a curriculum that inspires and deepens knowledge, encourages moral and social responsibility, and leads to a high school diploma.


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Donka

Since 1987, Donka's mission has been to increase opportunities that further education, employment and independent living for persons with physical, visual and limited learning disabilities. Through our instructional program, a person can develop computer skills and access special adaptive equipment to open new avenues of communication, broaden interests and increase skills for employment. Additional benefits include enhanced self-esteem, social inclusion and personal growth.


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Do Jump Extremely Physical Theatre

Do Jump! engages audiences and students using extremely physical theater, music and the unexpected to awaken the senses and inspire a feeling of possibility and awe.


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Diveheart

To build confidence and independence in children, adults, and veterans with disabilities through the SCUBA experience


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Diamond Development Initiative International

DDI works to improve the working and living conditions of artisanal diamond miners who create wealth for others, but live on less than $2 a day. There are 1.5 million artisanal diamond miners in Africa and South America and together with their families and communities, they represent over 10 million people that dependent on the artisanal diamond mining sector.


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DevCorp North dba Rogers Park Business Alliance

Rogers Park Business Alliance's mission is to improve Rogers Park through business, community and economic development activities.


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Designs for Dignity

Designs for Dignity believes that the built environment can have a transformative impact on the experience of those seeking support. Often, those who could benefit the most from good design have the least access to it. Our Mission is to engage the design community and all of its resources to respond to this need.


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Deborahs Place

Deborah's Place breaks the cycle of homelessness for women in Chicago. Through a continuum of housing options, comprehensive support services and opportunities for change provided by dedicated volunteers and staff, women succeed in achieving their goals of stable housing, sustainable income and greater self-determination.


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Daniel J. Nellum Youth Services

To reduce teen homelessness and violence by providing each individual in our care a safe, therapeutic living environment, by producing functional, nurturing families and helping to create safe, empowered communities. Our programs include Soup for the Soul, a weekly soup kitchen for neighborhood residents and neighboring women and children shelters; and an annual Feed the Neighborhood community event that provides over a hundred families a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner every year. DJNYS also currently operates a temporary residence for male DCFS wards aged 14-21 who otherwise would be homeless. We provide them with supportive services and therapeutic care in a home-like setting.


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Cornerstone Community Outreach

Cornerstone Community Outreach (CCO), a non-profit organization, was created in 1989 to raise the quality of life for low-income residents of the United States and the rest of the world through social, educational and economic development programs that include: development & preservation of decent & affordable housing for the poor, job training & creation, educational & social programs, and feeding & sheltering the homeless.


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Connections for Abused Women and their Children CAWC

CAWC, founded in 1977 in Chicago, Illinois, is committed to ending domestic violence. CAWC provides counseling, advocacy, a shelter for women and children, and a 24-hour hotline.


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Connecticut Association for Human Services CAHS

The Connecticut Association of Human Services mission is to end poverty and engage, equip and empower all families in Connecicut to build a secure future. Our vision is a Connecticut where all children, families thrive, regardless of income, and contribute to and share in the state's growth.


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Concordia Place

Concordia Place is a non-profit organization that believes quality programs should not be tied to income. Since 1981, our programs have been shaped specifically to help low-income and working families. We are proud to provide a place where people of all ages and with varied economic, ethnic, racial, and faith backgrounds can come together to gather, learn, and grow.


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Compass to Care Childhood Cancer Foundation

Compass to Care is dedicated to supporting a child's cancer journey by scheduling and paying for travel arrangements between his/her home and the hospital.


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Community Television Network

CTVN empowers low-income young adults and children in Chicago to identify, address, and resolve issues through the use and understanding of digital media arts. We teach youth to create original media messages addressing their lives and concerns. Engagingyouth in the creative and collaborative process of digital video production, CTVN uses media content created by youth participants in our in-school and after-school programs to promote positive youth and community development with the overall goal of raising the educational success and economic viability of the neighborhoods where youth participants live and work.


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Community Renewal Society

Community Renewal Society is an organization rooted in a faith-based tradition that empowers people to combat racism and the effects of poverty by providing tools such as objective journalism, organizing and training to civic leaders, community activists and congregations.


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Community Media Workshop

Connecting the Community with Media, the Workshop promotes news that matters.


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Community Human Services

Community Human Services provides counseling, family assistance and job readiness services.


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Community Food Bank

Through education, advocacy and the acquisition, storage and distribution of food, we will anticipate and meet the food needs of the hungry in our community.


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Common Pantry

The Common Pantry is devoted to providing food and personal care items to qualifying individuals and families in our service area. The Common Pantry offers qualifying clients monthly allotments of groceries, produce, canned goods, frozen foods and personal hygiene items at no cost.


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Collaboraction Theater Company

Collaboraction is a company of creative people organized as a non-profit corporation which acts as the hub of a large and fluid Chicago-based artistic community to create unique artistic experiences through theater and multidisciplinary collaboration in order to celebrate the human spirit.


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Coaches vs. Cancer

To increase awareness and promote healthy living among students, faculty, staff, fans, and the community at large through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs.


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Cl’nica Hospital del Pueblo The Anna Seethaler Hospital

The Cl’nica Hospital del Pueblo provides complete health services with quality and warmth in a communitarian dimension to people with scarce economic resources, in order to contribute to the enhancing of their quality of life. Health and medical services are provided at the clinic, which is located in the capital city Oaxaca de Ju‡rez, as well as in rural, indigenous communities throughout the state of Oaxaca. The Cinica Hospital del Pueblo is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in the United States (TASH Inc.) and a legally constituted civil association with tax-deductible status in Mexico.


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Cluster Tutoring Program

Cluster Tutoring provides free one-on-one tutoring to over 100 students from Chicago's Austin community. Our mission is to help our students realize their potential through the power of learning in an environment that strengthens the student, the tutor and the community. Our volunteer tutors are primarily working professionals and retirees from the Oak Park-River Forest area, who strive to improve their students' academic performance and to build relationships that overcome the boundaries of age, race, and socioeconomic background.


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City Academy

Our Mission at City Academy is to create and sustain a model secondary public school where all students are engaged in academically rigorous, civically oriented curriculum; critical and creative thinking; and authentic learning in a personalized educational environment.


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CircEsteem

CircEsteem's mission is to unite youth from diverse backgrounds and build self-esteem and confidence through the practice of circus arts.


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Childs Play Touring Theatre

To share, encourage, and validate the creativity of children by performing original works of theatre, music and dance adapted from literature written by young authors.


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Childrens Dance Foundation

To provide comprehensive dance education for all, enriching the spirit, enlivening the imagination, and celebrating community.


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Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation

The Mission of the CLEF Good News Fund is to partner with Chicago's Lutheran Schools to ensure that every child in Chicago has the opportunity to experience Christ's love through a quality Christian education. CLEF supports inner-city Lutheran preschools, grade schools and high schools with scholarship support, financial grants, administrative support, and teacher training.


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Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras is committed to providing the highest level of musical training to the greatest number of youth through its orchestral ensembles and work in Chicago Public Schools.


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Chicago Womens Health Center

CWHC's mission is to facilitate the empowerment of women and trans people by providing access to gynecological health care, alternative insemination, health education, and counseling in a respectful environment where clients pay what they can afford. CWHC provides services through five ongoing programs: Gynecology, Counseling, Outreach & Education, Alternative Insemination, and Acupuncture.


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Chicago Voyagers

We guide at-risk youth on their journey by providing outdoor and environmental activities that offer developmental life-changing experiences.


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Chicago Volunteer Legal Services

To coordinate, promote and support the involvement of the legal community in the voluntary pro bono representation of individual clients from the ranks of the Chicago area's poor and working poor. Serving the working poor, one client at a time.


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Chicago Public Art Group

The CPAG mission is to unite artists and communities in partnership to produce high quality public art and to extend and transform the tradition of collaborative community involved public artwork.


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Chicago Photography Center

The Chicago Photography Center (CPC) offers classes and boot camps for both the digital and film photographer. Our students include true beginners, who may not even own a camera when they sit in on their first class, advanced amateurs, some who are honing their skills to turn their passion into a business, and even pros looking to expand their reach.


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Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives

Community development on the south and west sides of Chicago.


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Chicago Lights

Chicago Lights provides hope and opportunity to our city's children, youth, and adults who face the challenges of poverty. Through supportive relationships and diverse programs, we empower people to thrive academically, secure economic stability, lead healthy lives, and build community.

Arts and Culture: Chicago Lights Academic Success in Schools promotes learning and creative self-expression through drama, dance and music classes taught by professional artists throughout the school year for more than 400 students in two Cabrini-Green public elementary schools.

Education: Chicago Lights Tutoring provides 400 students in grades 1 to 12, living in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods, with weekly one-to-one tutoring sessions to support learning, improve literacy, provide job readiness, and ensure long-term academic and social success.


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Chicago Jazz Philharmonic

The mission of Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (CJP) mission is to present high
quality arts programming and musical performances that will educate, entertain and enrich diverse Chicago communities. The orchestra performs a ÒThird StreamÓ repertoire, merging classical and jazz, and bridging gaps in genre, artistry, musicality and diversity.


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Chicago Human Rhythm Project

Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) builds community with rhythm by presenting American tap dance and contemporary percussive arts in world-class and innovative performance, education, and community outreach programs that further the art form's development and build affinity between diverse groups of people. Our mission and 21 years of program development are rooted in community organizing and collaborative action.


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Chicago House and Social Service Agency

The mission of Chicago House and Social Service Agency is to provide housing and supportive services to HIV-affected and HIV-at risk families and individuals, who may also be impacted by poverty, homelessness, substance abuse, and mental illness. All Chicago House services are provided without discrimination and are designed to guide people towards wholeness and self-sufficiency.


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Chicago HOPES for Kids

Chicago HOPES for Kids provides academic support to children living in homeless shelters. It is our mission to provide our students with the resources and encouragement needed to succeed academically, despite the challenges of homelessness. We are the only organization to have a consistent presence in Chicago's homeless shelters that solely focuses on the academic success of the children who live there.


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Chicago Foundation for Education

The Chicago Foundation for Education (CFE) offers Chicago Public School teachers professional growth and development opportunities that translate into enhanced classroom experiences for students. With a staff of five and a corps of more than 250 dedicated volunteers, CFE awards teacher grants, facilitates collaborative networks, and provides leadership opportunities that foster heightened instructional effectiveness.


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Chicago Fair Trade

Chicago Fair Trade is a metro-wide coalition of businesses, faith and non-profit organizations, universities and individuals committed to increasing support for fair trade and ethical consumption through education, advocacy and consumer campaigns.


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Chicago Community Loan Fund

Chicago Community Loan Fund (CCLF) supports community development organizations throughout metropolitan Chicago, especially emerging, small and midsize community developers. We provide low-cost, flexible financing and hands-on technical assistance for affordable housing, social service and economic development initiatives that benefit low to moderate income neighborhoods and families.


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Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

For 30 years, since 1980, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) has had a clear mission: We organize and advocate to prevent and end homelessness because we believe housing is a human right in a just society.


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Chicago Blues Museum

The Chicago Blues Museum promotes the preservation and the rich living tradition of the blues (and its musical off-springs), its pioneers and places it emerged from and evolved in through education and performance programs. These programs on the history of the blues are meant to foster worldwide appreciation of the blues as an indigenous American art form, based on the premise that the blues is among America's greatest gifts to the world. To ensure the continuance of this vibrant art form for the cultural enrichment of future generations, the Chicago Blues Museum collects, preserves, displays images, photographs, film and video footage, recordings, memorabilia, and artifacts in a state-of-the-art exhibit formats.


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Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education CAPE

CAPE advances the arts as a vital strategy for improving teaching and learning by increasing students' capacity for academic success, critical thinking, and creativity.


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Chatham Business Association

The Chatham Business Association is a small business resource center that offers an array of customized services and programs designed to assist businesses with expansion and growth through economic development, strategic planning, technical training, business trend workshops, access to capital assistance, effective collaborative marketing programs and government certification.

Chatham Business Association is ÒSustaining Our Community By Building One Business At A TimeÓ


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Charter for Compassion Internationl

Vision
A world where everyone is committed to living by the principle of compassion.

Mission
The Charter for Compassion works with cities (400 in 52 countries) to address issues that are of grave concern to them. We help facilitate sustainable action plans and work with local government to affirm the Charter for Compassion. In addition, the Charter supports the emergence of a global movement that brings the Charter for Compassion to life. To do so, we are a network of networks (currently 1700 partners), connecting organizers and leaders from around the world, providing educational resources, organizing tools, and avenues for communication; sharing lessons, stories, and inspiration; providing the umbrella of the Charter for Compassion for conferences, events, collaborations, conversations and initiatives to create compassionate communities and institutions.


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CHANGE Illinois

CHANGE Illinois is a coalition working towards political and government reform in areas such as voting rights, citizen participation, government transparency, campaign finance, and redistricting. CHANGE (the Coalition for Honest and New Government Ethics) includes a diverse group of civic, business, labor, professional, non-profit and philanthropic organizations that represent more than 2 million members.


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CHANCES for Indiana Youth

CHANCES For Indiana Youth is dedicated to substance abuse prevention and positive youth development throughout Indiana. We will do this through collaboration with local youth serving organizations and Government agencies to provide "CHANCES" for the youth of Indiana to live healthy and substance-free lives


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Centro Romero

The mission of Centro Romero is to provide opportunities for those community residents with the fewest options.


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Centro de Crecimiento A.C.

The mission of Centro de Crecimiento is to provide an integrated approach to rehabilitating and educating disabled children of low income families that they may improve the quality of their lives and to become productive members of the community. CENCRE is unique, being one of a handful of disability centers in Mexico to have a holistic approach in serving the needs of our children. An important part of our services is to provide our children with academic education as well as promoting and improving their skills to become independent. Our dedicated teachers and therapists, trained in special education, focus on the unique needs of each child. We also have an outreach program at CENCRE that provides personal tutoring for children who attend regular school but require special attention to overcome learning disabilities. Our major area of focus with this program is to assist children who have been affected by Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Dyslexia, Autism, and behavior disorders.


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Center for Neighborhood Technology

CNT's mission is to build more livable and sustainable urban communities. . CNT promotes the better and more efficient use of the undervalued resources and inherent advantages of the built and natural systems that comprise the urban environment. As a creative think-and-do tank, we research, promote, and implement innovative solutions to improve the economy and the environment; make good use of existing resources and community assets; restore the health of natural systems and increase the wealth and well-being of peopleÑnow and in the future. CNT's unique approach combines cutting edge research and analysis, public policy advocacy, the creation of web-based information tools for transparency and accountability, and the advancement of economic development social ventures to address those problems in innovative ways.


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Center for Economic Progress

The Center for Economic Progress helps hard-working, low-income families move from financial uncertainty to financial security. Local in service but national in voice, we achieve our mission in three ways: 1) we provide trusted tax and financial counseling, giving Illinois families the tools to make sound choices, 2) we lead a national coalition of organizations that promote economic progress for low-wage workers and their families and 3) we advance policies and practices to create a financial system that works for all.


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Center for Advancing Domestic Peace

The Center for Advancing Domestic Peace's direct service program is called Beliefs and Skills for Domestic Peace. The program offers partner abuse intervention services that are founded on a framework of egalitarian principles based on gender equality and mutual respect in its intervention model. The Center's mission is to end domestic abuse through comprehensive, culturally responsive direct service, community education and outreach, and research.


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CCBC d.b.a. Warrior Support Services

The Warrior Support Services mission is to never leave a military family wondering how to effectively manage their finances. Warrior Support Services provides a variety of time specific information designed to help military men and women take control of their financial situation.


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Causes for Change International

Through partnerships, outreach and education, Causes for Change International seeks to build strong communities by providing the tools for self-sufficiency. We supply medical assistance and training in health, education and economics to areas in need. We focus on children, women and persons with disabilities to spark change.


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Casita Linda

Casita Linda has seen that a home can help a family stay united, give them a sense of security and act as a foundation for their future hopes. In addition to improving the physical location of a family, Casita Linda improves lives by providing training to enable development.


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CASA Lake County

CASA Lake County is a nonprofit membership organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the juvenile court system. Based on the belief that every child is entitled to a safe and permanent home, thoroughly trained CASA volunteers work in collaboration with key agencies, legal counsel and community resources to serve as the child's advocate and represent the child's best interest in juvenile court.


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Casa de los Angeles

Casa de los Angeles is a community of caring people who gather to nurture children, serving the needs of the less fortunate, treating each person with dignity and respect as they work to make a better life for themselves. It is a safe haven for the children of mothers who come from the outskirts of town to work or to sell their wares at the local mercado. Often these children were being left home alone before this center was established.

 

Casa de los Angeles has grown to be a community center in which mothers find the support they need. Besides help with their children, these families receive medical care, clothing distribution, scholarship opportunities, transitional housing, summer camp, food bank . . . all done in a relationship of mutuality that respects the dignity of each individual.


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Carolina Raptor Center

Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental stewardship and the conservation of birds of prey through education, research, and the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned raptors.


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Campaign for Better Health Care

We believe that accessible, affordable, quality health care is a basic human right for ALL people. The Campaign for Better Health Care is a coalition of organizations and individuals, working to help create and advocate for an accessible, quality health care system that provides for all.


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California Poets in the Schools

We lead hands-on, creative poetry writing workshops that encourage youth to recognize and develop their literacy, creativity, intuition, intellectual curiosity and imaginative problem-solving skills. Founded in 1964, California Poets in the Schools serves more than 25,000 students annually in public and private schools, juvenile halls, after-school programs, hospitals, and multicultural community settings.


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Cabrini-Green Tutoring Program

The Cabrini-Green Tutoring Program helps economically disadvantaged students succeed in elementary school and beyond. We advance this mission by pairing the students with volunteer adult tutors and by providing educational and life resources.

The Cabrini-Green Tutoring Program provides free, one-to-one tutoring to students in grades one through six. The program meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6:00- 7:30 p.m. throughout the school year. The focus of the program is on literacy, writing, mathematics, technology, homework, social and life skills.


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Cabrini Connections

Engage workplace adults in structured activities that make a life-changing difference for youth living in economically and educationally disadvantaged neighborhoods. We do this through a site based program called Cabrini Connections.


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Bronzeville Urban Development

We are a Social Enterprise based on providing a whole food chain, urban agriculture & utility scale renewable energy project in Bronzeville. Multiple interactive co-op businesses covering production, purchasing, cold storage, energy management, education & training.


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Brighton Neighborhood Association

Our Mission is to maintain the quality of life for all within the community by preserving its unique characteristics as well as assisting our seaside site into becoming a viable community throughout the 21st Century. BNA recognizes the need for preservation and rehabilitation of the old world housing stock as esential for the stability of Brighton Beach and that residents deserve a decent place to reside free of crime, and a healthy social environment where our diversity can be celebrated. Lastly that we provide affordable homes.


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Bright Promise Fund for Urban Christian Education

Our mission is to strengthen and sustain partner Christian schools by generating new sources of revenue so that more families may experience and benefit from urban Christian education. We enrich Chicago and its neighborhoods through schools of character, conviction, and achievement.


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Bridging Communities

Bridging Communities, INC is a grassroots collaboration involving local unions, businesses, residents, social services and faith-based organizations working together to create caring communities where people of all ages can live in diginity in Southwest Detroit. Our work improves the quality of life for the elders of Southwest Detroit by meeting their needs and the needs of the surrounding neighborhoods, through creative collaboration and innovative programming.


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Breakthrough Urban Ministries

Breakthrough Urban Ministries partners with those affected by poverty to build connections, develop skills, and open doors of opportunity. Breakthrough provides a network of support for youth and their families and provides academic programs for children from preschool age through college. Breakthrough runs centers for homeless adults providing overnight accomodations and wrap around services to 900 per year. Wrap around services include recovery counseling, psychiatric and medical care, housing placement and employment training. Breakthrough advocates for the disadvantaged in the community through training programs for donors and volunteers that educate them about the injustices of racism, the criminal justice system, and housing. Breakthrough operates a center for women who have been abused and oppressed. Social workers run support groups and counselors meet with the women individually to assist them in recovery from trauma. Young mothers are supported through a Breakthrough Beginners program for their chil


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Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois

Boys Hope Girls Hope helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value centered, family-like homes, opportunities education through college.


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Boy Scouts of America Chicago Area Council

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Through the Learning for Life program, the BSA helps young people develop a professional passion through lesson plans and experiential course work. The Scout Law states: On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; and to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.


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Bottomless Closet Inc.

The mission of Bottomless Closet is to support women in transition by providing business and professional clothing, career skills and image coaching. Women are empowered to interview with confidence, gain employment and achieve economic self-sufficiency.


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Blue Skies for Children

To raise hope and self esteem by sponsoring enrichment activities and other essentials for homeless, low-income and foster children. We provide:

- support for enrichment activities such as art, music and dance lessons
- musical instruments so children can participate in school band or orchestra
- support for summer camp, school trip fees, and school-related needs such as loan scientific calculators
- support for helping families to obtain refurbished computers
- coats, hats, gloves, scarves and blankets to children in Fall and new shoes in Spring


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Blacks In Green

BIGª is a national network for advancing Ògreen_village_buildingÓ Ð its signature initiative. Through its programs, activities, courses, and enterprises, BIGª reminds generations of their great cultural legacy of land stewardship and collaborates to reinvent that legacy here in the age of climate change. It teaches communities of color the risks of global warming and the health and wealth opportunities of the new green economy, with a focus on recreating community wealth by cultivating next generations of engineers and new generations of green manufacturers. Informed and inspired by America's great Underground Railroad story, its system teaches the primacy of self_help and the importance of allies across the bounds of race and class. Its vision is self_sustaining black communities everywhere. Its mission is to link, leverage, and lead through a new breed of environmentalists. Its goals are to invent, invest, manufacture, and merchandise, our communities into walkable, self_reliant, mixed_income villages


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Beyondmedia Education

Beyondmedia Education's mission is to collaborate with under-served and under-represented women, youth and communities to tell their stories, connect their stories to the world around us, and organize for social justice through the creation and distribution of media arts.

 

Our Vision: Beyondmedia Education envisions a compassionate and just society where universal access to media tools and information equip women and youth to document and communicate their stories, serve as educators and role models for others, influence public policy, and generate social transformation.


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Beyond the Ball

Beyond the Ball is an organization that harnesses the power of sport to help people transform their community, not escape it. We develop youth through a number of programs that help change the negative norms present in neighborhoods and replace them with a positive culture. So while we invest in youth to grow community leaders for the future, we are simultaneously making an impact right now.


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Between Friends

Between Friends is a nonprofit agency dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence and building a community free of abuse.


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Better Government Association BGA

The BGA works for integrity, transparency, and accountability in government by exposing corruption and inefficiency; identifying and advocating effective public policy; and engaging and mobilizing the electorate to achieve authentic and responsible reform.


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Bella Cuisine Kids Cooking Club

The Bella Cuisine Kids Cooking Club, is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization based in Chicago, IL. Our mission is to teach and encourage children to make healthy eating a part of their daily lives and to combat childhood obesity within the community by encouraging families to cook from scratch and decrease food related health issues.


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BeCause Foundation

BeCause Foundation ignites social change through the powerful fusion of documentary filmmaking and engagement campaigns. BeCause films the stories of communities creating innovative solutions to complex social problems. Currently, BeCause Foundation is working with three organizations to implement national change in the areas of bullying, child abuse, and suicide prevention.


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Bay Area Builders Association Support Our Troops/Operation FINALLY HOME

Operation FINALLY HOME is an award winning program created by Bay Area Builders Association Support Our Troops. Bay Area Builders Association Support Our Troops was established in 2005 as a non-partisan/non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Bay Area Builders Association Support Our Troops mission is to provide custom made mortgage free homes to wounded and disabled veterans and the widows of the fallen in an effort to get their lives back on track and become productive members of their communities.
Bay Area Builders Association Support Our Troops partners with corporate sponsors, builder associations, builders, developers, individuals contributors, and volunteers to help severely wounded heroes and their families' transition from the battlefront to the home front and help them succeed in their challenging new world so they may ultimately enjoy a productive and rewarding life.


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Barriers Against Repeated Cruelty

The mission of Barriers Against Repeated Cruelty AKA BARC Chicago is to aid in the eradication of abuse against animals,currently focusing on being a networking and funding conduit for animals in kill facilities needing immediate rescue to save their lives. We also encourage and work to enhance the human- animal bond


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Baltimore Child Abuse Center

The mission of Baltimore Child Abuse Center is to provide all reported victims of child sexual abuse in Baltimore, and their non-offending caretakers, with comprehensive interview, medical treatment, referral and crisis counseling services, with a goal of preventing future sexual child abuse.


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Autism Speaks Chicagoland Chapter

To change the future for everyone who struggles with autism by funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. To raise awareness about the early signs and symptoms of autism; to help to raise awareness to build compassion and understanding; to incorporate science into the diagnostics, treatments for, and ultimately a cure for and prevention of autism; to support advocacy efforts to ensure autism insurance reform in every state of the country; to work to increase opportunities in housing, employment and within the community for adults with autism; to advocate for efforts to ensure autism insurance reform in every state of the country; to work to increase opportunities in housing, employment and within the community for adults with autism; to provide free resources for families and professionals.


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Audible Odyssey

We improve the lives of professional tap dancers in Chicago through education, health and wellness and through performing opportunities.


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Asian Community Development Corporation

The Asian Community Development Corporation, a community-based organization, is committed to high standards of performance and integrity in serving the Asian American community of Greater Boston, with an emphasis on preserving and revitalizing Boston's Chinatown.

The Corporation develops physical community assets, including affordable housing for rental and ownership; promotes economic development; fosters leadership development; builds capacity within the community and advocates on behalf of the community.


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ArtsWest

ArtsWest produces artistic events so fiercely compelling that they require conversation, improve the imagination, and promote cultural vibrancy as a core value for the communities of Seattle.


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Arts For the Schools

Arts For the Schools is a non-profit organization that enhances our children's education and fosters a lifelong appreciation of the creative arts for students and communities in the Incline Village, North Lake Tahoe and Truckee region.

Arts For the Schools is Celebrating 27 Years of Service to our Schools and Community 1984 - 2010. We provide high quality arts learning opportunities in our schools, and presents world-class musicians, dancers and other performers for the community at large.

Through the Artist-in- Residence, and OnSTAGE programs, Arts for the Schools uses the power of art to promote artistic expression, increase understanding of other cultures, and foster a lifelong appreciation of the creative arts.


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Arts For All /Chicago

Arts For All is a non-profit arts outreach organization providing artistic opportunities to in-need children ages 4-19 in the city of Chicago. Through Arts For All, professional artists work with youth organizations to reach children who have little means or opportunity to explore the arts due to economic disadvantages, physical and mental disabilities, hospitalization, socialization issues, emotional trauma, or any other life challenge.


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Art21

Art21 introduces broad public audiences to today's visual artists through the production of films, books, Web-based resources and education programs. Over the past 10 years, Art21 has established itself as the preeminent resource on contemporary art and artists through its Peabody Award-winning PBS primetime television series Art:21ÑArt in the Twenty-First Century. Art21's straightforward approach of presenting artists at work and in their own words revolutionized the presentation of art on television; its current programs aim to pioneer new perspectives on contemporary art and artists via innovative broadcast, Web, and live programming.

Art21's programs are designed spark discussion, inspire creativity, and educate:

1) A new generation about contemporary art and art making;

2) teachers about how to engage students with the art of their time; and

3) the public at large about the life of the artistic mind.

Art21's accomplishments include:

¥ 5 Art:21ÑArt in the Twenty-First Century seas


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Art Resources in Teaching

The A.R.T. mission is to inspire students and educators by using the visual arts to unlock creativity and engage children in the core academic curriculum.


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Art in Action

Art in Action fosters the educational development and creativity of children through innovative visual arts programs and communities. We believe that a quality art education is critical for every student's preparation for success in the 21st century, and we actively assist schools in implementing a comprehensive, standards based visual art program.


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Architecture for Humanity

Architecture for Humanity is a nonprofit design services firm founded in 1999. By tapping a network of more than 50,000 professionals willing to lend time and expertise to help those who would not otherwise be able to afford their services, we bring design, construction and development services where they are most critically needed.


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Archi-treasures

archi-treasures is an arts-based community development organization reducing social isolation by creating grassroots partnerships to build public spaces and empower individuals to shape their future and the future of their community.


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Appalachian Education Initiative

The mission of the Appalachian Education Initiative is to promote students' personal development, academic performance and 21st century workforce preparation by ensuring the availability of quality arts education in West Virginia public schools.


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Americas Promise Alliance

America's Promise Alliance is the nation's largest partnership dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth. We bring together more than 400 national organizations representing nonprofits, businesses, communities, educators and policymakers.


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American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association Foundation

We support research and education in holistic medicine for all animals.


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America SCORES Chicago

The mission of America SCORES Chicago is to inspire urban youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world. America SCORES Chicago's unique mix of soccer, poetry and service-learning gives students the means and the motivation to become leaders in their schools and their communities.


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Alternative Behavior Treatment Centers

The mission of Alternative Behavior Treatment Centers is to promote healthy behaviors and relationships through prevention and treatment of at-risk individuals and families.


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Almost Home Kids

Almost Home Kids provides a Transitional Care Program for children with complicated health care needs who are ready to be discharged from a hospital but for whom preparations at home need to be made. In a comforting, home-like setting, children receive 24-hour medical and nursing support from skilled pediatric nurses. Almost Home Kids trains families to both care for their children who are medically fragile and prepare the home for the arrival of their child. The Respite Care Program at Almost Home Kids offers children a comfortable place to stay with access to medical and nursing support while their parents/caregivers tend to personal or family issues. The Respite Transportation Program provides roundtrip transportation for children from their home to an Almost Home Kids facility.

 


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Allowance for Good

Allowance for Good seeks to educate and engage American teens in philanthropy to extend their perspectives beyond our borders, encouraging them to acknowledge the extreme poverty and lack of access to resources faced by youth in other parts of the world., Allowance for Good seeks to educate and engage American teens in philanthropy to extend their perspectives beyond our borders, encouraging them to acknowledge the extreme poverty and lack of access to resources faced by youth in other parts of the world.

Allowance for Good teaches participants that meaningful, thoughtful, and even small contributions to the needs of international communities can broaden their perspectives of the world and help make a difference in the education systems of developing countries.


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Alliance for the Great Lakes

The mission of the Alliance for the Great Lakes is to: "conserve and restore the world's largest freshwater resource using policy, education and local efforts, ensuring a healthy Great Lakes and clean water for generations of people and wildlife."


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Alexandras Helping Hands Foundation

Alexandra's Helping Hands Foundation, Inc.'s mission is to provide peace of mind to parents who are unable to be present with their child during treatments of chronic or terminal illness, major surgeries, and other long-term procedures requiring extended
hospital stays.


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AIM Performing Arts Company

Our primary focus is to offer alternatives to Chicagoland youth who face tremendous odds and challenges everyday. Through our performing arts programming, we educate, inspire, provide positive direction and motivation for success for youth throughout Illinois
and surrounding states.


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AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The mission of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago is to lead the fight against HIV/AIDS and improve the lives of people affected by the epidemic. We pursue our mission through: Advocacy, Funding and Collaboration.


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Africa Bridge

Africa Bridge empowers communities to transform the lives of vulnerable children through integrated sustainable economic development.


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Advocates for Adolescent Mothers

Advocates for Adolescent Mothers is a nonprofit organization committed to empowering young families, by providing with the tools, resources, and support needed to break the cycle of poverty. Our Educational Empowerment Grant Initiative awards a discretionary monetary grant to young mothers entering their first year of college. The award recipients also participate in bi-monthly workshops that impart knowledge about managing the roles of parent and college student.


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ACE Mentor Program of Illinois

Our mission is to mentor Chicago Public School students, particularly minority and female students, and increase their awareness of career opportunities in architecture, construction, engineering and related fields. We immerse them in real-world problem solving, challenge them with industry-specific problems, and support them as they grow and learn. The Chicago ACE Mentor Program is a unique partnership among industry professionals Ð architects, interior designers, engineers, construction managers, college and university representatives. Industry professionals volunteer to become mentors to high school students and introduce them, in a team setting, to each discipline while encouraging their interest. Financial donors provide scholarships and paid internships and with them, an opportunity to pursue studies and careers in these fields. In return, the design and construction industry is enriched with the addition of a talented and diverse future workforce.


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AccountAbility Minnesota

AccountAbility Minnesota is dedicated to providing high quality tax preparation and related financial services to individuals and families of limited means by leveraging volunteer resources and advising and assisting others to provide similar services in their communities.


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ACCION Chicago

ACCION Chicago is a nonprofit alternative lending organization dedicated to providing credit and other business services to small business owners who do not have access to traditional sources of financing. By encouraging the economic self-reliance of microentrepreneurs throughout the Chicagoland area, ACCION Chicago strives to help businesses and communities grow.


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Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago

Access Living is a cross-disability organization governed and staffed by a majority of people with disabilities.

Access Living fosters the dignity, pride and self-esteem of people with disabilities and enhances the options available to them so they may choose and maintain individualized and satisfying lifestyles.

To this end, Access Living offers peer-oriented independent living services; public education, awareness and development; individualized and systemic advocacy; and enforcement of civil rights on behalf of people with disabilities.

Access Living recognizes the innate rights, abilities, needs and diversity of people with disabilities, works toward their full integration into community life and serves as an agent of social change.


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Academy for Urban School Leadership

AUSL will improve student achievement in Chicago's high-poverty, chronically failing schools through its disciplined transformation process, built on a foundation of specially trained AUSL teachers.


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Academies for Social Entrepreneurship

The Academies for Social Entrepreneurship promotes the development of social enterprises-- business ventures which address social problems. Social enterprises are Ômore-than-profit' businesses that use blended-value models to create a revenue-generating business with a social-value-generating element. Although our work to date has been directed to not-for-profit organizations, our programs are designed to serve a broad range of social entrepreneurs. ASE's core program is Social Enterprise Academies, which provide training, mentoring and the opportunity to compete in a business plan competition. In the past three years, working with a variety of strategic partners, ASE has produced fourteen Social Enterprise Academies, producing millions of dollars in new investment and earned income streams for over 150 not-for-profit organizations. ASE's programs are fiscally sponsored by Charitable Ventures of Orange County (http://charitableventuresoc.org), a public foundation.


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Abraham’s Inheritance Inc.

Abraham's Inheritance is a community based organization established solely for the purpose of making a change in the lives of young minority men who do not have a positive male role model in their lives. Our mission is to tackle the root problem of young minority men growing up in a single parent home, create awareness of the issue and break the cycle.

We do this by establishing a spiritual foundation and education and mentorship programs and by finding ways to make use of idle time through after school programs, health awareness, creativity development and other productive activities. Abraham's Inheritance provides all the tools necessary for them to be successful in life and overcome challenges. We plan to reach and reform as many minority youth as possible and eventually expand across the country.


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A Safe Haven Foundation

A Safe Haven helps people transform, aspire and sustain their lives from homelessness to self-sufficiency with pride and purpose. We provide the tools for each individual to overcome the root causes of homelessness through a holistic and scalable model. Our visible social and economic impact unites families, stabilizes neighborhoods, and creates vibrant and viable communities.


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A Little Bit of Heaven NFP

A Little Bit of Heaven is a corporation that is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and/or scientific purposes by way of illustration and not by way of limitations. The purpose of the corporation includes the provision of indigent and homeless citizens with Emergency Shelter and services necessary to provide for their physical, social, and psychological safety and need.


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A Home Within

A Home Within is a national organization that provides pro bono mental health services to current and former foster youth. We achieve this by building networks of volunteer mental health professionals who provide direct, pro bono services and professional training. Our work also promotes public awareness and advocates for the emotional needs of foster youth.


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