Received to Date $ 2,313.00
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.
Received to Date $ 447.00
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.
Received to Date $ 100.00
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.
Received to Date $ 1,320.00
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.
Received to Date $ 1,000.00
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation
To eliminate pediatric cancer and to provide hope and support to those who are touched by it.
Received to Date $ 150.00
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.
Received to Date $ 270.00
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.
Received to Date $ 810.00
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.
Received to Date $ 1,175.00
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.
Received to Date $ 1,492.00
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.
Received to Date $ 1,115.00
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.
Received to Date $ 500.00
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.
Received to Date $ 1,166.00
Camp Beechpoint Inc
Camp Beechpoint seeks to reach urban and under-resourced youth with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through a quality camp experience.
Received to Date $ 2,553.00
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.
Received to Date $ 1,225.00
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.
Received to Date $ 2,865.00
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.
Received to Date $ 3,496.00
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.
Received to Date $ 1,000.00
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
Received to Date $ 2,500.00
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.
Received to Date $ 6,560.00
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.
Received to Date $ 1,729.00
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.
Received to Date $ 2,158.00
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.
Received to Date $ 4,464.00
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.
Received to Date $ 495.00
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.
Received to Date $ 2,313.00
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.
Received to Date $ 7,206.00
Citizens Utility Board of Illinois
Consumer advocacy on telecom and energy issues.
Received to Date $ 850.00
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.
Received to Date $ 1,804.00
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.
Received to Date $ 48.00
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.
Received to Date $ 15,282.00
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.
Received to Date $ 495.00
CultureWorks is a faith-inspired art and design academy, offering free and subsidized classes to middle school and high school students of all backgrounds.
Received to Date $ 11,330.00
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.
Received to Date $ 1,000.00
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.
Received to Date $ 8,111.00
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.
Received to Date $ 3,614.00
Eighth Day Farm
Eighth Day Farm uses its urban fields as classrooms for teaching agricultural knowledge and growing good produce for the community.
Received to Date $ 791.00
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.
Received to Date $ 6,028.00
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.
Received to Date $ 1,141.00
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.
Received to Date $ 3,229.00
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.
Received to Date $ 1,093.00
Headin’ Home Pet Rescue
Non-Profit all breed animal rescue. We focus a lot on puppy mill rescue.
Received to Date $ 715.00
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.
Received to Date $ 4,000.00
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.
Received to Date $ 831.00
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.
Received to Date $ 2,418.00
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.
Received to Date $ 5,064.00
Holland Rescue Mission
Holland Rescue Mission is a non-profit organization that seeks to meet the immediate and long-term needs of the homeless.
Received to Date $ 3,162.00
Homecor enhances Holland, Michigan's central city neighborhoods by providing grants to homeowners who are seeking to improve their homes.
Received to Date $ 1,447.00
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.
Received to Date $ 79.00
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.
Received to Date $ 3,955.00
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.
Received to Date $ 1,052.00
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.
Received to Date $ 2,500.00
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.
Received to Date $ 7,279.00
Strengthening Holland's Neighborhoods Through Revitalization of Housing and Community Assets.
Received to Date $ 6,905.00
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.
Received to Date $ 387.00
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.
Received to Date $ 1,092.00
Kids’ Food Basket
Kids' Food Basket seeks to empower communities to attack childhood hunger.
Received to Date $ 1,000.00
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.
Received to Date $ 1,175.00
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.
Received to Date $ 0.00
Lakeview Pantry's mission is to eliminate hunger in our community by: providing food to fill the basic need of hungry people; increasing the independence of our clients through self-help initiatives and other innovative programs; raising awareness of hunger and poverty and working towards solutions to eliminate them.
Received to Date $ 0.00
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.
Received to Date $ 1,039.00
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.
Received to Date $ 414.00
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.
Received to Date $ 470.00
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.
Received to Date $ 309.00
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.
Received to Date $ 4,029.00
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.
Received to Date $ 1,000.00
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.
Received to Date $ 1,765.00
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.
Received to Date $ 3,418.00
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.
Received to Date $ 8,488.00
To end the homeless animal overpopulation in Chicago and make Chicago a No Kill city.
Received to Date $ 5,000.00
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
Received to Date $ 0.00
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.
Received to Date $ 4,371.00
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.
Received to Date $ 2,515.00
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.
Received to Date $ 25,000.00
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.
Received to Date $ 2,374.00
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.
Received to Date $ 0.00
STARelief and Pet Assistance
The mission of STARelief and Pet Assistance is to provide life-saving pet food and veterinary care, emergency boarding and foster care to pets whose caretakers are struggling with financial hardship.
The long-term vision of STARelief and Pet Assistance is to ensure that no person 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.
Received to Date $ 683.00
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.
Received to Date $ 16,066.00
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.
Received to Date $ 2,338.00
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.
Received to Date $ 765.00
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.
Received to Date $ 1,175.00
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.
Received to Date $ 5,000.00
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.
Received to Date $ 1,766.00
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.
Received to Date $ 4,758.00
Westcore Neighbors exists to help promote a more vibrant community through connecting neighbors in Holland's Westcore Neighborhood.
Received to Date $ 1,237.00
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.
Received to Date $ 340.00
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.
Received to Date $ 2,239.00
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.
Received to Date $ 730.00
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.