August 11, 2017

Nonprofits Leading the Way

       Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;  indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.                            

~Margaret Mead 


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,






Healing Body



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.






Healing Communication





Healing Communities

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.

Flower Angels  Repurposed flowers in teacups bring beauty to elderly in nursing homes. Created by elders, delivered by the disabled.

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.





Healing Economies

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.

Edesia  Makers of Plumpy’nut. Has produced enough Ready-To-Use Foods to treat over 4 million children in Africa, Haiti, and other areas of need. See video here.

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.



Healing Planet


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?