Non-Profits

Useful Information

www.fundraising123.org/nonprofit-marketing Useful tips and information for nonprofit fundraising. 

www.501connect.com 501Connect offers up-to-date news on global issues that prove beneficial to fundraising and nonprofit organizations.  

www.acenet.edu/ American Council on Education.

www.afpnet.org National Association of Fundraising Professionals.  

www.give.org Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance offers guidance to donors on making informed giving decisions through our charity evaluations, various "tips" publications, and publishes the quarterly Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide.

www.campusfundraiser.com Campus Fundraiser - Source for fundraising programs on college campuses nationwide.

http://www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/history.html Indiana University offers critical insight into the history, culture and values of philanthropy, along with the skills needed for effective nonprofit management. The Center on Philanthropy, an academic unit of the university, is dedicated to education, research, and public service in philanthropy. The Center's priority is to understand the role of philanthropy in society and to contribute to the knowledge base of the field.

www.charitynavigator.org Charity Navigator - Provides in-depth, objective analysis of the financial health of more than 1,700 of American's largest charities.

www.charitywatch.com Charity Watch - An independent organization dedicated to assisting those who have made the decision to give of themselves through charitable contributions.

www.convio.com Internet tool responsible for creating and managing Howard Dean's fundraising efforts. Also offers Internet fundraising seminars.

 

http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/ Operates volunteer programs around the world in partnership with sustainable community initiatives, bringing people together to work side-by-side while sharing perspectives and fostering cultural understanding. We are an international not-for-profit organization with no political or religious affiliations.

www.efundraising.com Focuses on low cost upfront, Internet driven fundraising, and reports having 40,000 schools as clients. Website has an unusual set of options offered.

 

http://www.fsma.org/Fundraising/EventsCalendar/ Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy - Calendar of Events. Search events calendar by three different categories: type of event (health focused, general fundraising, golf tournament, etc), date and state (specific or all states) location. 

http://foundationcenter.org/ Foundation Center - Established in 1956 and today supported by close to 550 foundations, the Foundation Center is a national nonprofit service organization recognized as the nation’s leading authority on organized philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. Its audiences include grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants; issues a wide variety of print, electronic, and online information resources; conducts and publishes research on trends in foundation growth, giving, and practice; and offers an array of free and affordable educational programs.

 

http://www.globeaware.org/ Globe Aware coordinates, organizes and leads volunteer vacations, service vacations, working holidays, and service trips to Peru, Costa Rica, Thailand, Cuba, Nepal, Brazil, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, India, Jamaica, Romania, Ghana, Mexico and China. 

http://globalservicecorps.org/ Founded in 1993, Global Service Corps (GSC) is a non-profit leader in service learning and overseas volunteer programs and international internships in Thailand, Cambodia and Tanzania offering international volunteer opportunities including Volunteer Vacations, 2 week Introductions to Service Learning, 4-6 week Short-term Volunteer Abroad Assignments and 9 Week to 6 month International Internships and Overseas Volunteer Assignments.

www.guidestar.org GuideStar - Database of (850,000+) nonprofit organizations and charities, includes financial details for each group, and a profile of their purpose and programs.

 

http://www.habitat.org/ Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. We build with people in need regardless of race or religion. We welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.

http://www.healthfinder.gov/nho/nho.asp Healthfinder; a great source for: organizing successful health promotion events and campaigns; getting new ideas, information, and resources on health topics of interest; and educating the public about health risks. Source: 2010 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC. 

www.highereducation.org National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education.

www.nacubo.org National Association of College and University Business Officers – a nonprofit professional organization representing chief administrative and financial officers at more than 2,100 colleges and universities across the country.

www.ncfp.org/ The National Center for Family Philanthropy was founded to encourage individuals and families to create and sustain a philanthropic mission.

www.onphilanthropy.com Bimonthly newsletter for fundraising.

www.QSP.com/ Represents to have raised over $2 billion for schools and organizations since 1964.

www.philanthropyjournal.org The vision of the Philanthropy Journal is to help people understand, support and work in the nonprofit and philanthropic world, and help them recognize and solve social problems.

 

http://www.serve.gov/ United We Serve is your online resource for not only finding volunteer opportunities in your community, but also creating your own. Use serve.gov to help you do your part. America’s foundation will be built one community at a time – and it starts with you.

http://volunteerlouisiana.gov/  This online network connects Louisiana’s citizens and out-of-state volunteers with volunteer service opportunities available in all communities throughout the state.

BREAST CANCER CHARITIES

Charities working to prevent and cure Breast Cancer

 

http://www.abcf.org/ American Breast Cancer Foundation

http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp American Cancer Society

http://www.aicfonline.org/ American-Italian Cancer Foundation

http://www.karmanos.org/ Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

http://www.bcaction.org/ Breast Cancer Action

http://www.bcconnections.org/ Breast Cancer Connections

http://www.networkofstrength.org/ Breast Cancer Network of Strength

http://www.bcrfcure.org/ Breast Cancer Research Foundation

http://www.breastcancer.org/ Breastcancer.org

http://www.dana-farber.org/ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

www.jwci.org/ John Wayne Cancer Institute

http://www.lbbc.org/ Living Beyond Breast Cancer

http://www.lynnsage.org/ Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation

http://www.stopbreastcancer.org/ National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund

http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/ National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc

http://www.preventcancer.org/ Prevent Cancer Foundation

http://www.sharecancersupport.org/ SHARE

http://ww5.komen.org/ Susan G. Komen for the Cure

http://www.tccdp.org/ The Cancer Center for Detection and Prevention

http://www.the-rose.org/ The Rose

http://walkercri.org/ Walker Cancer Research Institute

http://www.youngsurvival.org/ Young Survival Coalition

CHARITIES

100 Black Men of America http://www.100blackmen.org/home.aspx 
The mission of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. is to improve the quality of life within our communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans. 100 Black Men of America, Inc. is committed to the intellectual development of youth and the economic empowerment of the African American community based on the following precepts: respect for family, spirituality, justice, and integrity.

A Gift For Teaching http://www.agiftforteaching.org/Index.aspx 
AGFT's story is beautifully simple. What began in 1998 from our founder Gary Landwirth as a way to recycle unwanted or surplus supplies from businesses has grown into tri-county-wide operation distributing more than $35,000 worth of school supplies and incentives daily to our community's highest-need schools and classrooms for FREE. Thousands of companies, individuals and volunteers have allowed AGFT's teacher free store to distribute more than $45 million worth of school supplies to underprivileged children and grow to not only provide school supplies, but experiences as well. 

A Wider Circle http://www.awidercircle.org/ 
The mission of A Wider Circle is simple: to help individuals and families lift themselves out of poverty. Each day A Wider Circle provides basic need items to families transitioning out of shelters or simply living without life’s necessities. We also go into low-income schools and shelters to lead educational workshops on topics ranging from healthy self-esteem and stress management to resume writing and financial planning. 

ACTION for Child Protection http://www.actionchildprotection.org/ 
We promote Child Protective Services that are social service oriented; family system focused; and the least intrusive necessary to assure effectiveness. We’ve become known as the safety intervention organization. 

AHC Inc. http://www.ahcinc.org/index.html 
AHC is a private, nonprofit developer of affordable housing in the mid-Atlantic region that provides quality homes for low- and moderate-income families. Since 1975, AHC has developed and preserved 32 properties with more than 4,100 affordable apartments. AHC also offers a variety of programs to help families build strong futures, including homeownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income individuals; affordable mortgage services and loan programs; renovation and repair services for homeowners; and services for residents, including after-school programs, tutoring and adult workshops. 

AIDS FUND http://www.aidsfundphilly.org/ 
AIDS Fund, supports HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and services in the Delaware Valley by raising dollars and increasing public awareness about the impact of HIV on our communities. Currently, 30 partner organizations are receiving funding as a result of AIDS Fund’s activities to provide critical HIV prevention education and care services. 

AIDS Resource Alliance http://www.aidsresource.com/ 
AIDS Resource is a non-profit organization that provides free HIV/AIDS prevention, education and testing and provides assistance to those infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. 

Alzheimer's and Aging Research Center http://www.aging-research.org/ 
The Alzheimer's and Aging Research Center supports biomedical research directed towards further increasing our understanding of the aging process, allowing seniors to live ever fuller and more enjoyable lives. 

American Campaign for Prevention of Child Abuse and Family Violencehttp://www.familyviolence.org/ 
NCCAFV provides intergenerational violence prevention services by bringing together community and national stakeholders, professionals and volunteers to prevent family violence: child abuse and neglect, spouse/partner abuse, and elder abuse. 

American Center for Law and Justice http://www.aclj.org/ 
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) focuses on constitutional law and is based in Washington, D.C. The ACLJ is specifically dedicated to the ideal that religious freedom and freedom of speech are inalienable, God-given rights. The Center's purpose is to educate, promulgate, conciliate, and where necessary, litigate, to ensure that those rights are protected under the law. The organization has participated in numerous cases before the Supreme Court, Federal Court of Appeals, Federal District Courts, and various state courts regarding freedom of religion and freedom of speech. 

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation http://www.aclu.org/ 
The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working 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. 

Amnesty International USA http://www.amnestyusa.org/ 
We are people from across the world standing up for humanity and human rights. Our purpose is to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. We investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. We received the Nobel Peace Prize for our life-saving work. With more than 2.2 million supporters, activists and volunteers in over 150 countries, and complete independence from government, corporate or national interests, we work to protect human rights worldwide. 

Anacostia Watershed Society http://www.anacostiaws.org/ 
The mission of the Anacostia Watershed Society is to protect and restore the Anacostia River and its watershed communities by cleaning the water, recovering the shores, and honoring the heritage. 

Angels' Place, Inc. http://www.angelsplacepgh.org/ 
Angels' Place, Inc. is a total family development program for single, low-income, full-time student parents and their children. Since 1984, we have provided these services at no cost to families enrolled: early childhood education, parenting classes, career exploration, tutoring, counseling, referrals and assistance with practical needs such as food, clothing and nursery supplies. Our goal is to enable student parents to complete their education, secure lucrative employment and become independent, successful members of our community. 

Arthritis & Chronic Pain Research Institute http://www.pain-research.org/ 
We are dedicated to helping to find solutions for the millions (86 million in America alone) who suffer from chronic pain. We support biomedical research directed towards understanding chronic pain and its causes, including arthritis and cancer, so that pain sufferers can be free to live fuller and more enjoyable lives. 

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund https://www.aaldef.org/ 
Founded in 1974, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. By combining litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing, AALDEF works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all. 

Black Student Fund http://www.blackstudentfund.org/index.aspx 
The Black Student Fund (BSF) is dedicated to bringing people together by maintaining access to independent schools for black children from low to modest income households. The BSF was established in 1964 and provides scholarships as well as essential support services to black students in grades pre-kindergarten through twelve. The Black Student Fund prepares children for life and helps to create a rich, equitable educational environment in which students and adults from different racial and economic backgrounds benefit from regular interaction. 

Black Women's Health Imperative http://www.blackwomenshealth.org 
The Imperative works at the national and local levels, where we bring the perspectives and often missing voices of African American women to the ongoing health policy debates. We also join in partnerships with health coalitions and organizations to develop community-based strategies to reach out and affect change individually, locally, regionally and nationally. 

Braille Institute of America http://www.brailleinstitute.org/ 
Braille Institute is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate barriers to a fulfilling life caused by blindness and severe sight loss. The Institute provides an environment of hope and encouragement for people who are blind and visually impaired through integrated educational, social and recreational programs and services. 

Bread and Roses Community Fund http://www.breadrosesfund.org/ 
Founded in 1977, Bread & Roses Community Fund is a unique partnership of donors and activists who share a vision of a just society, one in which power and resources are distributed equitably. 

Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation (Prevent Cancer Foundation)http://www.preventcancer.org/ 
Since 1985, the Prevent Cancer Foundation (formerly the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation) has carried out our mission in three main ways: By funding research that helps us understand how to prevent cancer; By educating the public about how to prevent cancer; and By reaching out to communities across the country through our resources, events and partnerships with other organizations. We envision a future where cancer incidence and mortality will be significantly reduced through preventive measures. 

Cancer Research for Children - CureSearch (National Childhood Cancer Foundation)http://www.curesearch.org/ 
CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation is dedicated to raising private funds for childhood cancer research for the Children's Oncology Group, the world's largest cooperative cancer research organization. Together, we are committed to conquering childhood cancer through scientific discovery and compassionate care. 

Canine Partners For Life http://www.k94life.org/ 
Canine Partners For Life (CPL) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to training service dogs, home companion dogs, and residential companion dogs to assist individuals who have a wide range of physical and cognitive disabilities. Based in Cochranville, Pennsylvania, CPL places service dogs nationwide. Home companion dogs are generally placed within a 250-mile radius of the campus (sometimes further) and residential companions are place within a 100-mile radius of the campus. 

Capital Hospice http://www.capitalhospice.org/ 
The mission of Capital Hospice is to improve care for those facing life-limiting illness through direct support of patients and their families, public education and public advocacy. 

Catholics United for Life http://www.clji.org/ 
CLJI is a legal defense organization dedicated to defending the Gospel of Life against the culture of death in obedience to the Magisterium. 

Children's Dream Fund http://www.childrensdreamfund.org/ 
Helping make dreams come true for seriously ill children. 

The Children's Health Fund http://www.childrenshealthfund.org/ 
Children’s Health Fund, founded in 1987 by pediatrician/child advocate Irwin Redlener, MD, and singer/songwriter Paul Simon, is committed to providing comprehensive health care to the nation’s most medically underserved children through the development and support of innovative primary care medical programs and the promotion of guaranteed access to appropriate health care for all children. 

Children's Hospital http://www.childrensnational.org/ 
Children’s National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding children’s hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nation’s children for more than 130 years, Children’s National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury. 

The Children's Inn at NIH http://www.childrensinn.org/ 
The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health is a residential "place like home" for sick children and their families. Children come from across the country and around the world to stay together with their families in The Inn’s healing environment while receiving groundbreaking medical treatments at the NIH, the world’s leading biomedical research center. While the NIH takes care of the child’s medical needs, The Inn tends to the child’s heart, soul and spirit. 

Children's Rights http://www.childrensrights.org/ 
We are a national advocacy group working to reform failing child welfare systems on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of abused and neglected children who depend on them for protection and care. For more than a decade, we have been fighting to enshrine in the law of the land every child’s right to be protected from abuse and neglect and to grow up in a safe, stable, permanent home. 

Christian HELP Foundation http://www.christianhelp.org/ A ministry devoted to preventing homelessness by helping people find jobs while providing for them materially and spiritually. 

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation http://www.christopherreeve.org/ 
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. 

Coptic Orphans Support Association http://www.copticorphans.org/ 
Coptic Orphans is an award-winning international Christian development organization that has touched the lives of over 16,000 children in Egypt since 1988. Mission: To unlock the God-given potential of fatherless and other children facing extraordinary challenges in Egypt, and so equip them to break the cycle of poverty and become change-makers in their local communities.

Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation http://www.diabeteswellness.net/ 
Our mission is to help find the cure for diabetes and until that goal is achieved, to provide the care needed to combat the detrimental and life-threatening complications of this terrible disease. Since our inception in 1993 we have awarded more than $25 million in research and educational grants for the cure to world-renowned clinics, hospitals and institutions. 

Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, Inc. http://www.diabetesresearch.org/ 
There are many charities and organizations devoted to the care of diabetes patients and the education of the public about diabetes. But there is only one national organization solely devoted to finding a cure for diabetes: the Diabetes Research Institute. This has been our singular goal since our inception almost four decades ago. We maintain this steadfast commitment by putting the patient front and center of everything we do. 

Dress for Success Worldwide http://www.dressforsuccess.org/ 
The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Founded in New York City in 1997, Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization offering services designed to help our clients find jobs and remain employed. Each Dress for Success client receives one suit when she has a job interview and can return for a second suit or separates when she finds work. 

Duke Ellington School of the Arts http://www.ellingtonschool.org/home/index.html
The goal of DESAP continues Ellington’s tradition of providing high school students with an educational experience that includes college preparatory academics, pre-professional artistic training, and access to the cultural and intellectual resources of the District of Columbia. DESAP operates the school under a contract with the District of Columbia Public Schools, which recognizes that the school’s dual arts/academics curriculum requires additional funding in addition to the school system’s basic funding.

Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association of Americahttp://www.debra.org/ 
The only national non-profit organization dedicated to both promoting research to find new treatments and a cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa and providing information and support for people with EB and their families. 

Father Flanagan's Boys' Home http://www.boystown.org/Pages/default3.aspx 
Boys Town offers children and families services in their own homes, or, when necessary, family-like out-of-home services to children with special treatment needs. Boys Town works with communities and schools in order to meet the growing and more diverse needs of today’s children and families. 

Feed The Children http://www.feedthechildren.org/ 
Feed The Children is a Christian, international, nonprofit relief organization with headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty, or natural disaster.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes http://www.fca.org/ 
Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is the largest Christian sports organization in America. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ. 

Flu (Influenza): Infectious Disease Research Center http://www.infection-research.org/ 
Dedicated to support research directed towards the discovery and development of innovative methods to treat and possibly cure infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and other viral illnesses. We provide funding for biomedical research and support scientists to educate their peers and participate in scientific collaborations. 

Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind http://www.freedomguidedogs.org/ 
Freedom Guide Dogs is a non-profit organization, located in Cassville, NY, that breeds, raises, trains and places guide dogs for the blind and visually impaired through Hometown TrainingTM. 

The Fund for Animals http://www.fundforanimals.org/ 
The Fund for Animals was founded in 1967 by prominent author and animal advocate Cleveland Amory. For 37 years, The Fund has spearheaded some of the most significant events in the history of the animal protection movement by employing hard-hitting advocacy campaigns and operating world-famous animal care facilities like the Black Beauty Ranch. 

Give Kids The World http://www.gktw.org/ 
Give Kids The World Village (GKTW) is a 70-acre, non-profit resort in Central Florida that creates magical memories for children with life- threatening illnesses and their families. GKTW provides accommodations at its whimsical resort, donated attractions tickets, meals and more for a week-long, cost-free fantasy vacation. With the help of many generous individuals, corporations and partnering wish-granting organizations, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 97,000 families from all 50 states and over 65 countries. 

Global Fund for Children http://www.globalfundforchildren.org/ 
The Global Fund for Children’s mission is to advance the dignity of children and youth around the world. GFC pursues its mission by making small grants to innovative community-based organizations working with some of the world’s most vulnerable children and youth, complemented by a dynamic media program that, through books, documentary photography, and film, highlights the issues affecting children and celebrates the global society in which we all live. 

Goodwill Industries International, Inc. http://www.goodwill.org/ 
Goodwill Industries International enhances the dignity and quality of life of individuals, families and communities by eliminating barriers to opportunity and helping people in need reach their fullest potential through the power of work.

Higher Achievement http://www.higherachievement.org/ 
Higher Achievement is a non-profit organization that provides middle school children from underserved areas year-round academic enrichment programs and preparation for top high school placement. The organization invests in talent and hard work and delivers over 650 hours annually of rigorous academic training during the most critical time in a child’s development: middle school. Founded in 1975, Higher Achievement operates achievement centers that serve hundreds of students each year in Washington, DC, and Alexandria, VA, and in 2009, Higher Achievement will open its first Baltimore Achievement Center at full capacity.

The Hole In The Wall Gang Fund 
http://www.holeinthewallgang.org/Page.aspx?pid=471 Off the beaten path in northeastern Connecticut is a dirt road framed by dense woods and accessed by a passageway through rough-hewn boulders reminiscent of a Wild West hideaway. Founded by Paul Newman in 1988, and named for the secret, outlaw hiding-place from his film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp has been serving seriously ill children with a remarkably empowering away experience for more than twenty years.

Hope-Net 
http://www.hope-net.info/ An interfaith effort to eliminate hunger and homelessness in Los Angeles by providing food, shelter and self-help assistance to families and individuals.

Hospice America (American Hospice Foundation)
http://www.americanhospice.org/ The American Hospice Foundation supports programs that serve the needs of terminally ill and grieving individuals of all ages. 

Human Rights Campaign Foundation 
http://www.hrc.org/ As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a grassroots force of over 750,000 members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC’s vision a reality. Founded in 1980, the Human Rights Campaign advocates on behalf of LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office and educates the public about LGBT issues. 

The Humane Society of the United States 
http://www.humanesociety.org/ The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization—backed by 11 million Americans, or one in every 28. Established in 1954, The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals—a world that will also benefit people. We are America's mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation and neglect, as well as the most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond. 

'I Have A Dream' Foundation® 
http://www.ihaveadreamfoundation.org/html/ The "I Have A Dream" Foundation is working to ensure that all children have the opportunity to pursue higher education. We empower children in low-income communities to achieve higher education by providing them with guaranteed tuition support and equipping them with the skills, knowledge, and habits they need to gain entry to higher education and succeed in college and beyond. By helping our Dreamers gain access to college, we are putting them on a different academic and life trajectory, while having a broader impact on the students' families and the generations that follow. 

Junior Achievement 
http://www.ja.org/ JA Worldwide is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Junior Achievement programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities. 

Kids Beating Cancer, Inc. 
http://www.kidsbeatingcancer.com/ A non-profit corporation whose vision is to provide critical life-saving and life-enhancing services for children with cancer, leukemia, and other life-threatening diseases, and to see that those children whose survival depends on receiving a marrow or blood stem cell transplant, have the maximum opportunity for a cure. 

Lance Armstrong Foundation 
http://www.livestrong.org/site/c.khLXK1PxHmF/b.2660611/k.BCED/Home.htm
At the Lance Armstrong Foundation, we inspire and empower people affected by cancer. We believe that unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is everything. Read our Manifesto. We provide the practical information and tools people with cancer need to live life on their own terms. We take aim at the gaps between what is known and what is done to prevent suffering and death due to cancer. 

LatinoJustice PRLDEF 
http://www.latinojustice.org/ LatinoJustice PRLDEF champions an equitable society. Using the power of the law together with advocacy and education, LatinoJustice PRLDEF protects opportunities for all Latinos to succeed in school and work, fulfill their dreams, and sustain their families and communities. 

LULAC National Educational Service Centers 
http://www.lnesc.org/ The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s oldest and largest direct-membership Hispanic advocacy organization. Established in 1929, LULAC has a history of commitment to the education of Hispanics and other minorities. 

Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America 
http://www.wish.org/ "Welcome to Wish.org, the online home of the nation’s largest wish-granting organization. Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has given hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. 

Marathon Kids 
http://www.marathonkids.org/ Our mission is to build joyful community around children and be quickly accepted into public, private and home schools as a free, innovative, celebratory fitness and nutrition program, resonating with the child... and with the child's family. The goal is for the child to develop the love and habit of moving through space and to carry forward the power of muscular, nutritional and psychological well being. 

Meals On Wheels Association of America 
http://www.mowaa.org/Page.aspx?pid=480 On September 1, 2009, the MOWAA Board of Directors approved a new vision for the Meals On Wheels Association of America: to end senior hunger by 2020. In order to turn this 2020 vision into a reality, we have started a national movement to end senior hunger by 2020: Our goal is to recruit 6 million people who are willing to stand up and pledge to do what it takes to end senior hunger. 

The Midnight Mission 
http://www.midnightmission.org/ Statement of Purpose: To offer a bridge to self-sufficiency for homeless people through counseling, education, training and job placement. To make available the necessities of life to homeless people: food, shelter, clothing, personal hygiene needs, and medical care. To offer the 12-step approach to recovery. To serve homeless people with empathy and respect, without sermonizing. To provide for the homeless as an independent social service agency. 

Miriam's Kitchen 
http://www.miriamskitchen.org/ Prepares healthy, homemade meals, and comprehensive case management services to homeless men and women in Washington, DC. 

Mothers Against Drunk Driving 
http://www.madd.org/ MADD's mission: to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking. 

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America 
http://www.msassociation.org/ MSAA is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich the quality of life for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). 

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund 
http://www.naacpldf.org/ The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) was founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall. Although LDF's primary purpose was to provide legal assistance to poor African Americans, its work over the years has brought greater justice to all Americans. 

NAACP Special Contribution Fund 
http://www.naacp.org/home/index.htm The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. 

NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation 
http://www.prochoiceamerica.org/ For 40 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has been the nation's leading advocate for privacy and a woman's right to choose. With more than one million members and supporters, NARAL Pro-Choice America is fighting to protect the pro-choice values of freedom and privacy. 

National Association of the Deaf 
http://www.nad.org/ The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation's premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America. Established in 1880, the NAD was shaped by deaf leaders who believed in the right of the American deaf community to use sign language, to congregate on issues important to them, and to have its interests represented at the national level. These beliefs remain true to this day, with American Sign Language as a core value. 

National Black Child Development Institute 
http://www.nbcdi.org/ NBCDI's mission is to improve and advance the quality of life for Black Children and their families through advocacy and education. 

National Down Syndrome Society 
http://www.ndss.org/ The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. The National Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations, and become valued members of welcoming communities. 

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund 
http://www.nleomf.org/ Founded in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is dedicated to honoring and remembering the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers in the United States. 

National Marfan Foundation 
http://www.marfan.org/marfan/ The National Marfan Foundation (NMF) is the primary source of accurate and upto-date information on Marfan syndrome and related disorders. It was founded in 1981 by a handful of individuals seeking help to understand the complex condition affecting themselves and their loved ones. 

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) 
http://www.rarediseases.org/ A unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare "orphan" diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service. 

National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States 
http://www.preservationnation.org/ The National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize our communities. 

Native American Rights Fund 
http://www.narf.org/ An organization that provides legal representation and technical assistance to Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide - a constituency that often lacks