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
Pierce’s Pantry Their mission is to provide Gluten-free emergency food assistance to food pantry’s nationally.
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.
The People’s Supper Through the hosting of supper in people’s homes, this group aims to repair the breach in our interpersonal relationships across political, ideological, and identity differences, leading to more civil discourse. Ingenious way to get out of your own echo chamber. Click to host or attend !
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.
Defy Ventures Harnesses the natural talents of currently and formerly incarcerated men and women,redirecting them toward the creation of legal business ventures and careers.
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.
The Joy of Sox Giving socks to the homeless. You know what it’s like to have wet socks on your feet? Imagine wearing them day after day. Many people donate their used clothing, coats and blankets. But socks are the #1 requested item by homeless people.
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.
Climate Disobedience Center An experienced team provide logistical, legal and spiritual resources, on the ground assistance, and advice to support a growing community of climate activists who are taking the risks of civil disobedience commensurate with the scale and urgency of the crisis. If you are wanting to DO MORE than be an armchair warrior, this is your group!
Elders Climate Action a non-partisan movement of elders committed to making their voices heard, determined to change our nation’s energy policies while there is still time to avoid catastrophic changes in the earth’s climate. Elders VOTE!! and for this reason hold sway with legislators.
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, funding women to plant trees as an expression of collective planetary care. Women and Trees, what could be better?