Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
WOW! According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS), more than 1.5 million not for profit organizations are registered in the U.S. alone. That’s a whole lot of doing good!
Make no mistake, there is plenty of work yet to be done.
Listed below are some of the more compelling philanthropic organizations, started by someone, no different than yourself, who saw a need that they could fill.
So, take a moment and be inspired.
Who knows? You just may find a way for your unique brand of genius to lend a hand.
Toward a World that works for all of us,
Friends of Mel Foundation, Empowering people touched by cancer through education, patient support and wellness initiatives
Pickals Your purchase of these homemade pickles go to support research for ALS
Rare Disease United Foundation, The nation’s leading rare disease advocacy organization: going from the first state-based, non-disease specific non-profit to the voice of the 60 million people in the United States suffering from the physical, emotional and financial stress of living with a rare disease.
Ben Speaks Provides access to expressive & healing arts resources for at risk youth, their families and communities.
Do Something.Org A global movement for good with upwards of 5.5 MILLION young people making good offline and online! CHECK THIS OUT!!
Exile International Restoring & empowering war-affected children and former child soldiers through art therapy, rehabilitative and peace-leadership development.
The Kitchen Community Builds Learning Gardens in schools nationwide to serve as outdoor classrooms that connect kids to real food, increase academic achievement, and drive community engagement.
Partners in Health Transforming global health, one patient at a time.
She’s the First Currently more than 50 million secondary school age girls do not have access to education. How will educated more young women change the world? 100% of your donation supports girls in low income countries who will be the first in their families to graduate from high school
Toy Library Australia Operates over 280 not for profit toy libraries across Australia where you can borrow from a vast array of well made toys that have been designed to support your child’s skill development and imagination.
Unstoppable Foundation EDUCATION CHANGES EVERYTHING: Mission is to ensure that every child on the planet receives access to education. Foundation builds schools, provides the entire community with access to clean water and sanitation, food and nutrition, healthcare, and alternative income training for parents.
Beautiful Day This granola making business imparts confidence and critical thinking skills for refugees through training and long term employment while promoting awareness of displaced peoples.
BuildON Empowering U.S. urban youth to transform their neighborhoods and the world through intensive community service. Constructing a new school every three days in some of the economically poorest countries around the world.
Food Recovery Network Unites students on college campuses to fight food waste and hunger by recovering perishable food that would otherwise go to waste. Now Partnering with 230 chapters in 44 states and DC.
Heifer International Works to end hunger and poverty around the world by providing livestock and training to struggling communities.
Undies for Everyone collects and distributes new clean underwear to low income children in Dallas and Houston Texas.
Healing Mind & Spirit
Calmer Choice Teaching Mindfulness in schools on Cape Cod…From 15 kids in one school to 15,000 kids in over 23 schools…All in 7 years.
Families for Depression Awareness Helps caregivers, family and friends recognize and cope with depression and bipolar disorder to get people well and prevent suicide.
No Stigmas A global peer-led movement raising awareness and providing support for mental health and suicide prevention through education, support, and action.
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Creates solutions for lasting environmental change, protecting
natural resources in the United States and across the globe.
Tree Sisters Global network of women who donate monthly to fund the acceleration of tropical reforestation as an expression of collective planetary care. Women and Trees, what could be better?