We’ve raised $58,339 for a diverse and compelling list of artist-selected organizations.
100 Friends Project
The 100 Friends Project provides practical and direct assistance to a diverse range of people in Third World countries, including Burma. They focus on the most needy, who are not receiving aid from other sources - primarily those most vulnerable in society: children, the sick and the elderly. Proceeds from the photograph will be donated to relief projects and schools in Burma.
Supported by: Geoffrey Hiller
Ace of Cups Coffee House
The Ace of Cups Coffee House in Cairo, Illinois. Three young Floridians, Chris, Adrienne, and Zach moved to Cairo in 2009 and opened the Ace of Cups, a non-profit venture aimed to make a difference in Cairo’s economically crippled community. Cairo has the highest unemployment in the state of Illinois and 60% of the children living there live under the poverty level, ranking it the 16th highest in the nation. The Ace of Cups is a refuge for a community in need by providing a used book and movie library, game room, crafts activities, open mike and poetry readings, free movie and bingo nights, live music events, and above all a safe haven for kids and teens to hang out in.
Supported by: Dave Jordano
Alley Cat Allies
Alley Cat Allies (ACA) is the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats. An engine for social change, ACA was the first organization to introduce and advocate for humane methods of feral cat care, particularly Trap-Neuter-Return, in the American animal protection community. ACA promotes progressive policies for cats in communities all over America and works towards a world that values the lives of all animals.
Supported by: Justin James Reed
American Civil Liberties Union
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) works daily in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country, including First Amendment rights, the right to equal protection under the law, the right to due process, and the right to privacy. The ACLU also works to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including people of color; women; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people; prisoners; and people with disabilities. If the rights of society's most vulnerable members are denied, everybody's rights are imperiled.
Supported by: Liz Kuball
American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association (ADA), a United States-based association working to fight the consequences of diabetes and to help those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to manage, cure and prevent diabetes (including type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes and pre-diabetes); delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides information for both patients and health care professionals; and advocates on behalf of people denied their rights because of diabetes.
Supported by: Kate Joyce
Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. The organization is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. From offices in Washington, DC, and New York City, it serves more than 150,000 organizational and individual members and stakeholders.
Supported by: John Cyr
Animal Welfare Institute
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) has worked to lessen the suffering inflicted on animals by people since 1951. Currently, AWI is especially committed to stopping the cruel practices associated with industrial agriculture and to supporting high-welfare family farms. AWI also works to encourage humane wildlife management and fights for the protection of endangered species. In the past, AWI has aided the successful passage of the Animal Welfare Act and the Endangered Species Act, among others, and it continues to support legislation that benefits animals in need.
Supported by: Ellen Rennard
Artists Working in Education
Artists Working in Education (A.W.E.) was founded by a group of art educators, museum curators, and artists concerned about decreases in funding for the arts in education both locally and at the state level. A.W.E.’s mission is to provide youth in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area with arts enrichment programs to enhance human potential, advance learning and cultivate community. Its two main initiatives are the Truck Studio mobile art program and the School Studio artist-in-residence program.
Supported by: Jon Horvath
Austin Children's Shelter
I first learned of the Austin Children's Shelter through my beautiful friend Laura, who volunteers there. I connected to the foundation through hearing firsthand what a difference was being made in the lives of abused and neglected children who need help and hope for the future in Central Texas. As a mother myself, it was important to me to choose a charity that makes an important difference in the lives of young people.
Supported by: Elizabeth Fleming
BAGLY (Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth)
BAGLY (Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth) is a youth-led, adult-supported social support organization committed to social justice, and creating, sustaining, and advocating for programs, policies, and services for the GLBT youth community.
Supported by: Caleb Cole
The Bryan House in Aurora, Illinois assists legally established refugees in breaking the cycle of working class poverty by giving them a year or more in their own living space. During this time, rent payments are invested and returned to them with interest upon departure. The result is often enough for a home down payment, and the start of building equity for a newly settled family.
Supported by: Peter Hoffman
Camp del Corazon
Camp del Corazon, an organization that provides a medically supervised, residential summer camp for children ages 7-17 living with heart disease. Located on Catalina Island, the camp has served approximately 300 children each year for the past 11 years. Camp del Corazon is totally free of charge for it's participants.
Supported by: Max S. Gerber
Camp Discovery in Kerrville, Texas, is a week-long camp sponsored by the American Cancer Society High Plains Division, for children who have been diagnosed with cancer. The camp allows each child to learn different aspects of living with cancer, spend time with other children who have had similar experiences, and enjoy a week without the pressures of a hospital environment. Each summer, approximately 150 children and 100 adult volunteers attend the camp, which is a member of the International Children’s Oncology Camp Association and is accredited by the American Camp Association.
Supported by: Sara Macel
Center For a New American Dream
The Center for a New American Dream helps Americans to reduce and shift their consumption to improve quality of life, protect the environment, and promote social justice. The Center works with individuals, institutions, businesses, and communities to conserve natural resources, counter the commercialization of our culture, support community engagement, and promote positive changes in the way goods are produced and consumed.
Supported by: Greg Ruffing
Change The Truth
Change The Truth (CTT), started in 2007 by photographer Gloria Baker Feinstein, supports St. Mary Kevin Orphanage Motherhood in Uganda. CTT provides shelter, food, security, clothing, medicine, love, access to education and training in vocational skills to children from Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Sudan, Congo, Chad, and Niger. They have been abandoned, often abused and mistreated. Many of the children come from northern Uganda, where they have lost their families to war. Change The Truth provides hope and a future.
Supported by: Aline Smithson
The non-profit charity: water. I live on a Great Lake; I am spoiled to live in the vicinity of 1,180 cubic miles of fresh water. Water is a constant subject in my artwork and a resource I often take for granted. The organization charity: water brings clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. They give 100% of the money raised to direct project costs, funding sustainable clean water solutions in areas of greatest need.
Supported by: Sonja Thomsen
Children's Friend has been serving Rhode Island's most vulnerable children and their families since 1834. The organization helps children facing poverty, language barriers, lack of education, substance abuse, and difficulty accessing health care. Children's Friend supports families by creating safe and nurturing environments for children during the crucial early years, helping parents gain access to the resources, education, and support that they need.
Supported by: Rachel Hulin
Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy
Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE), a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for epilepsy by raising funds for research and increasing awareness of the prevalence and devastation of this disease.
Supported by: Meggan Gould
Coal River Mountain Watch
Coal River Mountain Watch (CRMW) is a grassroots non-profit organization founded in response to the fear and frustration of people living near or downstream from huge mountaintop removal sites. The mission of CRMW is to stop the destruction of communities and the environment caused by mountaintop removal mining, and to improve the quality of life and help rebuild sustainable communities in southern West Virginia.
Supported by: Daniel Shea
Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana
Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL). Several years ago I read a book titled Bayou Farewell that tells the story of the disappearing land all along the Louisiana coast, and chronicles the ongoing loss of wildlife, culture and industry. The bayous have lived in my imagination for so long, I felt compelled to go there and see for myself what was happening. I stayed in houseboats deep in the bayou, saw the oak trees dying from encroaching salt water, talked to people who still lived off the land but who feared for their future. CRCL is an amazing organization that's trying to literally turn the tide in this fight for the Louisiana coast and its people.
Supported by: Brea Souders
Critical Exposure teaches youth to use the power of photography and their own voices to become effective advocates for school reform and social change. This money is pledged towards purchasing a new professional quality camera setup for a small group of these students who have shown interest and talent in photography. By empowering young people to develop skills as documentary photographers and advocates, we expose citizens and policymakers to the realities of our current two-tiered education system as seen through the eyes of the students who confront those realities each day.
Supported by: Matt Eich
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières provides aid in nearly 60 countries to those threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters (including victims of the current cholera epidemic in Haiti). In memory of my mother (d. 2007) and in honor of my father, who worked together for 30+ years on the pathogenesis and immunology of the bacterium that causes cholera.
Supported by: Sarina Finkelstein
Elephant Aid International
Elephant Aid International (EAI) is a nonprofit established to create a paradigm shift that will foster change in beliefs and approaches to the care and management of elephants. With the combined efforts of international scientists, veterinarians, mahouts, elephant caregivers and elephant welfare supporters, EAI is helping to change how the public relates to elephants; how mahouts and elephant caregivers train elephants; and how captive elephants are cared for worldwide.
Supported by: Colleen Plumb
Feminist Ecelectic Martial Arts
After taking a self-defense class in college, I went from being an average student to an honor student. I learned so much more than fighting techniques - I was no longer afraid to raise my hand in class. Feminist Eclectic Martial Arts (FEMA) in Minneapolis empowers women and girls by teaching martial arts and self defense in a safe, supportive, and creative environment. My donation will go to a scholarship fund for women and girls to take FEMA’s Five Fingers of Self Defense classes.
Supported by: Amy Eckert
The non-profit organization First Book provides access to new books for children in need. To date, First Book has distributed more than 90 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education by making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis.
Supported by: Rachel Bee Porter
Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research
I chose the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research in honor of my grandmother and everyone who loved her. The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation is dedicated to attacking the scourge of Alzheimer’s with a 3-pronged assault focused on the cause, care, and cure for Alzheimer’s disease, as well as supporting the public with educational programs.
Supported by: Emily Shur
Food for Life Vrindavan
Food for Life Vrindavan is an organization that helps the villages in the Vrindavan area of India with the following: food distribution, basic medical assistance, training courses for women, drilling for drinking water and constructing water tanks, assistance to the elderly and the disabled, distribution of clothes, environmental projects and education, taking care of cows, providing primary school education for disadvantaged children.
Supported by: Shane Lavalette
Fundacion Veteranos de Guerra de Jinotega
Fundacion Veteranos de Guerra de Jinotega is an organization that operates in the remote regions of Northern Nicaragua. They provide psychological counseling, micro finance loans, educational and training programs to veterans who fought in the Nicaraguan Civil war during the 1980’s. They provide assistance to BOTH sides who fought, as well as the families of those who were lost, regardless of political affiliation.
Supported by: Kevin Kunishi
Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD)
The Transgender Rights Project from the organization GLAD (Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders) puts their litigation, legislative, and educational assets to work in a focused way to establish clear legal protections for the transgender community. Transgender people face the most basic and blatant discrimination every day - from being denied access to employment, housing, or healthcare, to being physically attacked because of the way they look or dress.
Supported by: Jess T. Dugan
Gift of Life Transplant House
Gift of Life Transplant House in Rochester, Minnesota. In February 2009 my wife, Deanna, received a kidney transplant at the Mayo Clinic. Since 2007, we have traveled numerous times to Mayo for tests, treatments, and finally a transplant. The Gift of Life House was our home away from home for much of this time. As a donation-run communal mansion, it provides long term housing for transplant recipients, their donors, and families. We are forever grateful to them and those who support their efforts. The donation for the sale of these prints will be made in the name of my wife, Deanna, and her donor Trevor White.
Supported by: Ben Huff
Grow To Learn NYC
The Citywide School Garden Initiative by Grow To Learn NYC was established to inspire, facilitate, and promote the creation of a sustainable school garden in every public school across New York City via micro-grants, education, and materials. Students who participate in school garden projects show improved test scores and learn where their food comes from, combating rampant obesity and unhealthy eating habits. These students also have an increased environmental awareness, learning about sustainability, lifecycles, and climate change.
Supported by: Sarah Palmer
Growing Power is a national non-profit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds and the environments in which they live. The group works to provide equal access to healthy, high quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities. Growing Power’s co-founder, Will Allen, was awarded 2008 a MacArthur Fellowship in 2008 for his work with the organization.
Supported by: Kevin J. Miyazaki
Ten years ago, my niece suffered a stroke at birth. One of the services that was vital to her rehabilitation and recovery was the early intervention program at The Guidance Center. The center provides an array of innovative integrated services to help children and families cope with developmental, mental health, social and behavioral difficulties, as well as a range of disabilities.
Supported by: Stella Kalaw
Housing Works is the largest community-based AIDS service organization in the U.S., as well as the nation’s largest minority-controlled AIDS service organization. Since founding in 1990, they have provided lifesaving services such as housing, medical and mental health care, meals, job training, drug treatment, HIV prevention education, and social support to more than 20,000 homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS.
Supported by: Jon Feinstein
I chose the Inglis House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in honor of my mother, Cathy, who lived there the last two years of her life. In addition to the specialty nursing care she received, she had the chance to fall in love again, sit in the sun, and live out her life with dignity and choice. The Inglis house provides programs and services designed to enable people with physical disabilities to enjoy life with the greatest amount of independence and mobility. Inglis works with people with physical disabilities to create and provide practical solutions so they may pursue their life goals.
Supported by: Melissa Kaseman
International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.
Kids of Kathmandu
Kids of Kathmandu is a non-profit organization that utilizes photography and the arts to raise awareness about the needs of orphans in Kathmandu, Nepal. Raising $800 from these print sales will sponsor a year of education, food, shelter and immunizations for one child who lives in Nepal and will directly benefit an orphanage called The New Youth Development Society.
Supported by: Manjari Sharma
L’Arche Irenicon is the Boston community of L’Arche International, an ecumenical organization dedicated to the creation of homes, programs and support networks with people who have intellectual disabilities. L’Arche Irenicon is a community of homes where people with and without disabilities share their lives together as family.
Supported by: S. Billie Mandle
La Reunion TX
La Reunion TX (LRTX), an emerging artist residency program situated on a thirty-five acre plot of urban forest in Dallas, nurtures and inspires artists in the creation of new work. Since 2006, LRTX’s outdoor gallery and studio space has served local artists and students in cooperative efforts with the Nasher Sculpture Center, The Dallas Museum of Art, KERA's Art & Seek, The Student Conservation Association and through outreach programs such as Art Chicas Unidas and the Environmental Art Program. LRTX's initiatives fulfill the idea that "the cultivation of new art and ideas is essential to human progress." LRTX seeks to transform our community through art and create lasting social change in Dallas. La Reunion TX is a 501(c)3.
Supported by: Allison V. Smith
Lily Sarah Grace Fund
The Lily Sarah Grace Fund remembers Lily, Sarah and Grace, who lost their lives in a 2011 Christmas Eve fire that demolished their Stamford, CT, home. They perished along with their grandparents. That same Christmas was to be the last for my mother, Mary C. Woodruff, who died later that year at age 98. As the event was close to her home and her heart, my mother was very saddened by the deaths and asked me at the time to follow up on it and to donate to their fund. The three girls were all artists and this fund helps bring art into classrooms by donations of materials and supplies - much needed in these days of art budgetary cuts.
Supported by: Susan A. Barnett
Living New Deal
The organization Living New Deal aims to help preserve New Deal art and architecture from destruction, to see that New Deal sites are properly marked, and to help communities and families across the nation rediscover their heritage. Through a network of research associates and local historical societies around the country, the organization seeks to make the New Deal visible by mapping, documenting, and publicizing its vast public works.
Supported by: Jason Reblando
Living Rivers/Colorado Riverkeeper
Living Rivers/Colorado Riverkeeper works to instill a new ethic of ecological restoration on the Colorado River, the artery of the desert southwest and lifeblood of America's Western population. The organization focuses on restoring inundated river canyons, wetlands and the delta, while reducing water and energy use and their impact on the river.
Supported by: Jake Stangel
Lower 9th Ward Village
Lower 9th Ward Village, a community-driven, community-led, organization and neighborhood center based in the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans, Louisiana. The main goal of the Village is to bring together the entire Lower 9th Ward and to empower community members to be self-sufficient and to sustain an equitable quality of life. The Village focuses on connecting the elderly and youth, with services and providing care and guidance from the community as a whole. It takes a village…
Supported by: Jane Fulton Alt
LYDIA Home Association
For close to 100 years, LYDIA Home Association has been making a difference in the lives of Chicago children and families who are dealing with everything from homelessness and poverty to abuse and neglect. LYDIA has a residential treatment center that’s home to 40 kids, plus non-traditional high schools, foster care program and much more. For more information: www.lydiahome.org
Supported by: Vivian Maier
Mental Health America
September is national suicide awareness month. In loving memory of my friend Sasha Wolfe, I will donate 100% of proceeds to Mental Health America, the nation’s oldest advocacy organization addressing the full spectrum of mental health and substance use conditions. MHA is dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental and substance use conditions and achieving victory over mental illnesses and addictions through advocacy, education, research and service.
Supported by: Melanie Flood
Meta House is an internationally-recognized drug and alcohol abuse treatment program for women that has been providing long-term, gender-responsive treatment in Milwaukee since 1963. Their services help women stop using alcohol and drugs, and also assist them in tackling a host of other barriers, such as poverty, unemployment, homelessness and/or unsafe housing, parenting, poor physical health, mental health disorders, and past physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Knowing that the women served at Meta House want to be good mothers, in 1988 the facility became one of the first in the nation to include children in a residential treatment setting. By including children, Meta House is able to provide comprehensive services to counteract the affects of maternal substance use and to break the cycle of addiction.
Supported by: Tara Bogart
Michael J. Fox Foundation
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today.
Supported by: Jennifer Loeber
Million Trees NYC
A citywide effort to plant one million trees in New York City over the next decade, MillionTreesNYC is a collaboration between the NYC Parks Department and the New York Restoration Project. The New York Restoration Project is dedicated to protecting, expanding and beautifying open space throughout the city’s five boroughs—a catalyst for the economic revitalization of distressed New York City neighborhoods.
Supported by: Dalton Rooney
Montréal Urban Ecology Centre
The Montréal Urban Ecology Centre is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop and propose urban policies and practices that will help create green, democratic, and healthy cities. The Centre questions the relationship between nature and society and sees these two elements as tightly interrelated. They emphasize the importance of the neighbourhood and the fundamental right of citizens to take part in decisions that relate to the management of urban affairs.
Supported by: Alexi Hobbs
Myotonic Dystrophy Research Fund
The Myotonic Dystrophy Research Fund, part of the Stanford Neuromuscular Disorders Program. The Stanford Neuromuscular Disorders Program conducts clinics, laboratory testing, research, teaching, and clinical trials in neuromuscular diseases. They treat patients with muscle, neuromuscular junction and peripheral nerve disorders in their weekly outpatient Neuromuscular Disorders Clinic and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)/ALS Clinic.
Supported by: Clarissa Bonet
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) is a non-profit dedicated to the prevention and alleviation of eating disorders. Eating disorders are a widespread and destructive illness that affect an estimated seven to ten million women and one million men in America. Founded in 1976 (the oldest eating-disorder organization in the nation), ANAD provides no cost peer-to-peer support and self-help for the individuals and families affected by eating disorders.
Supported by: Mark Brautigam
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a collective of passionate individuals working toward the goal of a world free of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The Society helps individuals address the challenges of living with MS through their network of chapters in all 50 states, and helps by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing services that help people with MS and their families.
Supported by: Susan Worsham
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
The Rhode Island chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC). The NOCC strives to actively seek methods to improve awareness of ovarian cancer and to educate women and healthcare professionals on the risk factors, symptoms, and treatments of ovarian cancer.
Supported by: Jesse Burke
National Parkinson Foundation
The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) focuses on meeting the needs of people with Parkinson's disease, a neurodegenerative brain disorder that effects roughly 6.3 million individuals worldwide. In addition, the NPF supplies research, education and outreach programs. They believe that every person diagnosed with Parkinson's deserves the best care and treatment no matter who they are or where they live.
Supported by: Anastasia Cazabon
National Parks Conservation Association
The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) is an independent, nonpartisan voice working to address major threats facing the National Park System. The NPCA's mission is to protect and enhance America’s National Park System for present and future generations. By gathering research and information in 11 regional and 12 field offices, and by developing relationships on Capitol Hill and in the administration, NPCA counters legislation and policies that adversely affect the parks.
Supported by: David Politzer
The Nature Conservancy is the world’s leading conservation organization, whose mission is to conserve the lands and waters in more than 30 countries and all 50 United States, focusing on effectively protecting the world’s most ecologically important places.
Supported by: Bill Vaccaro
NorthShore Neurological Institute
NorthShore Neurological Institute is a multi-specialty system of care where the most advanced technology and clinical integration are available to treat neurological conditions. The World Health Organization states that one in six people will be affected by a brain disorder. “The DodoNa Project: DNA Prediction to Improve Neurological Health” is visionary research at NorthShore University HealthSystem aiming to predict, prevent and halt disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, brain tumors and multiple sclerosis.
Supported by: Mary Farmilant
Perkins School for the Blind
Perkins School for the Blind is committed to providing education and services that build productive, meaningful lives for children and adults around the world who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired, living with or without other disabilities. The school was founded over 180 years ago and is located on a 38-acre campus on the Charles River in Watertown, Massachusetts, with partner programs in 65 countries.
Supported by: Matthew Gamber
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society
The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals. PAWS is working toward making Philadelphia a city in which every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home.
Supported by: Katrina d’Autremont
Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide. For nearly 100 years, Planned Parenthood has promoted a commonsense approach to women’s health and well-being, based on respect for each individual’s right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with 1,100 rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure rapists are brought to justice. I chose RAINN because of recent misstatements by politicians about the life-altering nature of rape.
Supported by: Christine Shank
Sarvey Wildlife Care Center
Sarvey Wildlife Care Center rehabilitates injured and orphaned wildlife in the Pacific Northwest. They receive immediate medical care, food, and shelter and stay there until they are ready for release back into the wild. Wildlife education programs offered help to sensitize the public to the needs of conservation of wildlife for current and future generations. The ultimate goal is to keep Northwest wildlife safe and reproducing, while balancing the ecology.
Supported by: Annie Marie Musselman
School On Wheels
School On Wheels provides one-on-one tutoring for homeless kids who live in shelters, motels, group foster homes and on the streets. In addition to weekly tutoring and mentoring, every student receives a backpack, school supplies, and uniforms; students get assistance enrolling in school and with locating and filing school records; and each student receives a toll-free phone number for around-the-clock support from School on Wheels.
Supported by: Lacey Terrell
Self Enhancement, Inc.
Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI) is a nonprofit organization supporting at-risk urban youth. In 29 years, SEI has grown from a 1-week summer basketball camp to a flourishing agency, serving thousands of students in the greater Portland, Oregon area, with plans to replicate across the country.
Supported by: Shawn Records
Start Small. Think Big., Inc.
Start Small. Think Big., Inc. empowers low-income working families in the South Bronx, New York to increase their economic opportunities and build sustainable financial independence. To this end, the organization provides access to affordable consumer credit and civil legal assistance, coupled with financial and small business planning and education, to help its clients build sustainable financial independence.
Supported by: Kelly Shimoda
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, Susan G. Komen for the Cure works to save lives, empower people, and energize science to find the cures for breast cancer. As a survivor myself, who was diagnosed at 31 years old, I wouldn’t have survived if it weren’t for the staggering research advancements in the past 10 years. Please help support and further the fight for all women.
Supported by: Kerry Mansfield
Texas Equusearch is a non-profit civilian search and rescue organization dedicated to searching for missing persons. Often working hand-in-hand with local law enforcement, the all-volunteer team has conducted over 1,000 searches around the U.S. and the Caribbean and is responsible for returning of hundreds of people to their families.
Supported by: John Loomis
The Sprout Fund
The Sprout Fund is a nonprofit organization supporting innovative ideas and grassroots community projects that are catalyzing change in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Through its programs and activities, Sprout enriches the region’s vitality by engaging citizens, amplifying voices, supporting creativity and innovation, and cultivating connected communities.
Supported by: Justin Visnesky
Trichotillomania Learning Center
The mission of the Trichotillomania Learning Center (TLC) is to end the suffering caused by hair pulling disorder, and related body-focused repetitive behaviors. As the parent of a child who suffers from Trich and has benefitted from TLC’s programs and services, I have seen firsthand the positive affect this organization has on children who live with this debilitating and stigmatizing disorder.
Supported by: Ken Rosenthal
UN World Food Programme
As the United Nations frontline agency fighting against hunger, the UN World Food Programme (WPF) is continually responding to emergencies. They save lives by getting food to the hungry fast, and work to help prevent hunger in the future through programs that use food as a means to build assets, spread knowledge and nurture stronger, more dynamic communities. In 2010, WFP aims to bring food assistance to more than 90 million people in 73 countries.
Supported by: Jonathan Blaustein
Voices and Faces Project
The Voices and Faces Project is a national documentary project created to give voice and face to survivors of sexual violence, offering a sense of solidarity to those who have lived through rape and abuse while raising awareness of how this human rights and public health issue impacts victims, families and communities.
Supported by: Ciurej & Lochman
West End Intergenerational Residence
My dynamic sister-in-law, Colleen Jackson is the director of two programs addressing homelessness in New York City that dare to think outside the box. West End Intergenerational Residence provides temporary housing and support services to homeless young mothers and their children together with permanent supportive housing for seniors on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. True Colors Residence provides permanent housing with support services to formerly homeless and at-risk lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth in Central Harlem.
Supported by: Mary Ellen Bartley
Wildlife Conservation Network
Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) is dedicated to protecting endangered species and preserving their natural habitats by supporting entrepreneurial conservationists who pursue innovative strategies for people and wildlife to co-exist and thrive. They partner with independent, community-based conservationists around the world and provide them with the capital and tools they need to develop solutions for human-wildlife coexistence. WCN works in a culturally-respectful manner engaging local stewards—ensuring that conservation skills and values will be passed on to future generations.
Supported by: Wendy Given
World Hunger Relief
World Hunger Relief is a sustainable farm and training center committed to ending hunger around the world. Currently, they are beginning a new project in Valle Nuevo, El Salvador helping farmers expand vegetable production to raise their standard of living and improve nutrition.
Supported by: Mark Menjivar