Current Projectsa list of some of our current projects
Women’s Achievement Network and Development Alliance (WANDA) is a privately funded non-profit that is successfully increasing the economic self-suficiency of low-income, single mothers in the San Francisco Bay area. WANDA provides education, networking and a structured 2:1 savings match program that is used by single moms toward an asset-based goal such as a home, retirement, or an education.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At TEDxPhoenix, TEDTalks and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and personal connections
KACODE is committed to addressing and alleviating the negative effects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic which has brought about a lot of suffering, dehumanization, poverty and misery among communities in Uganda. KACODE is currently running HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support programs with a wide range of activities ranging from public awareness campaigns, training for at risk youths, education support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs), and economic empowerment of widows/caregivers living with HIV/AIDS.
Climate Disobedience Center
The purpose of the Center is to serve as a catalyst for direct action, creating points of vivid moral clarity, emboldening both climate activists and the unlikeliest of allies, to capture the heart and soul of the climate debate.
Girls on Fire Leaders
Girls On Fire show up in villages all over Kenya and work alongside girls and women tribal leaders. We listen, learn and collaborate on community solutions, while leaving a lasting legacy. We do this all with the full engagement of our hearts, our creativity and our intellect.
Give Us Your Poor
Give US Your Poor is a national public education campaign addressing homelessness. It is housed at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy & Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. In 1999, Give US Your Poor began as a documentary film project looking at homelessness, and has grown into a wider education campaign utilizing networks, media, public support, and the latest research on homelessness. From the beginning, Give US Your Poor has existed not to compete with other homeless organizations, but rather to complement and work with them.
Blue Heart elevates the stories and solutions of communities on the frontlines of today’s most entrenched social challenges. We find the under-the-radar organizations who are doing transformational work on the ground and help bridge the funding gap.
ESE Financial School
ESE Financial Literacy School and partners are engaging the under served community by teaching how to create and store wealth, personal budgeting, stock market basics, entrepreneurship training, and capital market interaction. We work to demystify the world of finance and provide financial information that yields economic transformation.
CODE WRITE DRAW
CODE WRITE DRAW provides transformational out-of-school-time learning experiences for middle school students by building tangible STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) skills in a motivational learning environment. Our unique approach integrates coding, creative writing, and the digital arts to engage students in a personal journey that fosters self-efficacy, and positions them for long-term success inside and outside the classroom.
Be Creative University
Be Creative University utilizes creativity and advanced technology to develop educational tools, digital resources, and community programs to help students succeed.
K. Patricia Cross Academy
The K. Patricia Cross Academy is an investment in the future of higher education dedicated to supporting faculty (particularly new, junior, and adjunct college teachers) by offering free instructional videos and downloadable resources that clearly outline how to: 1) implement high-impact, evidence-based teaching techniques that improve students’ learning; and 2) document student learning in ways that provide the information teachers need to improve their teaching as well as assist them in their efforts for hiring, tenure, and promotion.
Track & Share
Track & Share helps nonprofits achieve operational excellence and greater funding by tracking and sharing performance metrics.
Give With Lily
Give With Lily supports foster kids, homeless youth and the hungry in the San Francisco Bay Area. Created by Lily Lee when she was 6, Give With Lily raises donations and Lily negotiates big discounts with suppliers to purchase needed food clothing and gifts for those who don’t have much. In 2018 GiveWithLily donated 4000 gifts and articles of clothing for foster kids and homeless youth as well as 8 tons of rice to the food bank. Now 13 years old in 2019, Lily’s goal is to increase those donations to 5000 gifts and articles of clothing and 20 tons of rice.
Songs for Good
The Joy of Consent (TJOC)
Nice Queer Pals
SF Disability Business Alliance
Pattie Gonia Wilderness Expedition with NOLS
We offer fully scholarshipped affinity group expeditions to build leadership and outdoor skills for people who identify as LGBTQ2IA+. Our intention is to give LGBTQIA+ individuals from marginalized socio-economic groups and with an interest in the outdoors and environmental advocacy a safe space and opportunity to experience a backcountry expedition while learning leadership skills that they can utilize in their own lives – in advocating for themselves as LGBTQ2IA+ individuals and in advocating for people and planet. Our scholarships cover course fees, travel expenses and gear and are led by LGBTQIA+ identifying course leaders.
The Platform of Hope
The Platform of Hope is a pilot program based in Ward 1, Washington, DC that works with cohorts of families of color facing economic vulnerability. The Platform of Hope supports families in identifying and pursuing holistic goals across housing, employment, finances, health, education and more, all while intentionally connecting families to one another in order to build connection and community. Founded by an alliance of nonprofits in the Greater Adams Morgan community, POH seeks to disrupt the displacement of families from gentrified communities and amplify family voices to create equitable, systemic change.
The climate crisis is the defining challenge of our lifetimes. Confronting it demands all of us working together to reimagine and build a different kind of world — one that is just, equitable, and livable for all, for generations to come. Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action is building a dynamic movement of American Jews confronting the climate crisis with spiritual audacity and bold political action. We mobilize Jewish support for climate solutions, build our collective power with national and global movements, and raise up a spiritual, religious, and moral voice. Dayenu engages individuals, communities, and institutions and works in partnership with Jewish, multi-faith, and secular organizations. Rooted in Jewish values, experience, and spirit, Dayenu empowers a multi-generational, national movement that is advancing systemic change and confronting the climate crisis at the scale that science and justice demand.
Boundless Early Education
Boundless Early Education (BEE) engages and equips families, schools, and educators with tools to nurture the development of their youngest Black learners to thrive in and out of the classroom. BEE provides accessible and innovative culturally responsive early learning resources and programming. We believe high quality culturally responsive early learning is the path toward a brighter and more equitable future for all.
Hubs & Routes
We provide readiness maps for the Mendocino Coast and train people in their use. The coastline of Mendocino County has multiple small villages on land masses that easily become isolated when disasters break bridges or block roads. Our maps help people make their way from one such “Island” to another, find the best route out of each tsunami high-risk zone, and locate resources that have been offered by neighbors. We help Island communities to thrive even when ambulances and delivery trucks can’t get through.
CityTrees seeks to improve the quality of life in the greater Redwood City area through a coordinated program of education, outreach, and advocacy for tree planting, maintenance and support. CityTrees is a volunteer organization formed in May of 2000 to promote and support urban forestry efforts in Redwood City.
Integrated Schools is growing a grassroots movement of, by and for parents and caregivers who are intentionally, joyfully, and humbly enrolling our children in integrating schools.
By providing a network of support and a range of resources (podcast, book club, caregiver connections, etc.), Integrated Schools helps parents and caregivers with racial and economic privilege:
- Enroll their children in integrating schools with the aim of thoughtful/intentional desegregation.
- Drive new narratives around parenting, race and education that center on anti-racism and educational inequity.
- Advocate for educational justice at the school, community, state and national levels.
Pathway to Prevention
It brings together public and private partners to support prevention and treatment of podoconiosis. Footwork encourages integration of podoconiosis control into efforts to eliminate other Neglected Tropical Diseases, and works with those active in other related diseases of the foot.
Abe Farag Family Foundation
The Abe Farag Family Foundation’s mission is to encourage and fund education and innovation projects
Our mission is to harness local talent in the fields of design, engineering, and manufacturing with the aim of contributing to philanthropic projects. Makers4Good.org works to set up giving partnerships between makers and like-minded nonprofits. The makers donate to their partner organization 100% of the profits for a specific product.
BAY–Peace supports and empowers Bay Area youth to transform militarism and other forms of violence through youth organizing and artistic resistance. We offer a holistic youth leadership program that integrates vocational development, artistic expression, socio-political education, community organizing, healing and personal transformation.
Eamon Cannon Comedy Project
An innovative program using stand-up comedy to instill pride, confidence, and skills in young people from the inner city.
South Bay Philharmonic
We are musicians who come together to rehearse and perform orchestral music. We’re unique among “community orchestras” because we accept players with a wide range of skill levels, from perhaps “high-school level” to near “professional.” If you play an instrument and you like classical music, you’re welcome to talk to us about joining!
We create alternative, people-led narratives that engage personal histories, cultural and political realities and tell stories of universal resilience through visual campaigning, workshops and affirmative storytelling techniques..
Launch Pad Santa Cruz
Providing free books for low income families, foster kids or homeless youth in Santa Cruz County. Launch Pad collects children’s books from a variety of sources such as but are definitely not limited to, families that have outgrown them, teachers that are retiring, libraries that are overstocked and authors that want to make a contribution.
Smile Design Gallery
Smile Design Gallery merges art with the mission of providing dental treatment for people who need care. The gallery believes social enterprise can move the great masses of humanity forward, and with a passion for art, its founders have tapped the “art market” to do just that.
We quite simply take two chairs, one for us and one for you, out on city streets sit down and offer to listen to anyone about anything.
Invest for Good
Invest for Good advances charitable causes by leveraging investing as a tool for social impact. We increase the amount of money donated to charity and increase funding for social causes and organizations by using effective, low-cost investment management to grow charitable funds. We also drive contributions to promising social ventures and evidence-based interventions using the principles of venture philanthropy and effective altruism.
Conquering Gyrate Atrophy
Dykes With Drills
Arts for Humanity!
Arts for Humanity! empowers low income at-risk youth, people with disabilities, and the elderly through participatory performing and visual arts programs throughout Santa Barbara county. Our inspirational Community Arts Programs, provided at local non-profits, serve to cultivate creativity, and make the arts accessible to all. Facilitated by local artists and trained college interns, our arts programs give a voice to the under-served, while serving to bridge generational, social, and economic divides. Arts for Humanity! works to celebrate both our differences and our commonality through the power and beauty of the arts.
Pennsylvania Parks Fund
The Pennsylvania Parks Fund is a nonpartisan group of individuals looking to improve all national, state, county, city, borough, and township parks throughout Pennsylvania. We believe our parks enrich the lives of every Pennsylvania resident. These beautiful pieces of land must be preserved for not only our generation but many generations yet to come. We work closely with individuals, families, and businesses alike, collecting as many donations as possible to provide as many grants to parks as we possibly can. Through our program, donors will help us decide each spring which parks throughout PA will receive a grant.
Legacy of Excellence Academy (LEA)
Based in Rwanda, an African nation whose resolve has enabled it to overcome its tragic past, Legacy of Excellence Academy (LEA) is an independent, tech-integrated Christian school that delivers an accessible educational experience to local and international students in secondary grades 7-12. Founded in 2021, primarily in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, LEA stands on the belief that while principles should remain the same, methods can (and should) change, accordingly. Beyond being prepared for higher education, citizenry, and being ready to enter the labor force, LEA graduates leave equipped with the tools they need to become outstanding moral and social ambassadors wherever they go.
New Leaf Tree Professionals
New Leaf Tree Professionals empowers young people impacted by the carceral system to pursue careers in conservation work. Program participants learn valuable skills in land and water resource management that will prepare them for careers in conservation and climate resilience. We make job training programs accessible and inclusive by supplementing stipends to ensure a living wage, connecting participants to wrap around social services, and building safe community through cohort recruitment. Our program creates an accessible path to high-wage careers that breaks the cycle of recidivism while contributing to the essential work of mitigating climate change impact. The communities most victimized by the carceral system are also disproportionately vulnerable to climate change related disasters. Our work invests in the future leaders of environmental justice movements, centering their communities in crucial decisions and investments.
Essential Skills Program
The Essential Skills Program seeks to build an empowered, future-ready workforce by providing essential skills training for postsecondary and adult learners, job-seekers, and employees. We envision an empowered, educated, workforce where economic mobility is possible for everyone.
Global Warriors ~ PoweredbyLove
Since Russia’s invasion in February 2022, Ukrainians have endured displacement, uncertainty, and the brutalities of war. Widespread trauma is a reality for the 5.5 million people who have fled, as well as, the 7.7 million people displaced within Ukraine. Stress and anxiety rates are sky high for men, women, and children as the war rages on.
Global Warriors PoweredbyLove seeks to circumvent this trauma before it becomes debilitating. We offer training and resources to release, reset & restore the nervous system to optimal functioning amidst the chaos & uncertainty of this brutal war.
Training sessions are held in Ukraine and nearby countries with Refugees, YL Staff & Leaders, Teens, Chaplains, Military Leaders, Church Leaders, and Babushkas.
PeoplesHub is aimed at supporting you to build effective and supportive community groups, to build your skills for making change, and support you in building your confidence, because we really are the ones we’ve been waiting for.
Permaculture Action Network
Permaculture Action Network works at the intersection of art, music, and regenerative culture. We offer people a pathway to take action locally where they live to create empowered communities. By connecting educators, community organizers, grassroots projects, and performance artists, we mobilize diverse audiences to build a regenerative and just world while pushing community and ecological justice to the center of society’s cultural narrative.
Techtonica offers women and non-binary adults with low incomes free tech training with laptops, living and childcare stipends, and job placement with partner companies dedicated to building more diverse and inclusive tech teams.
The Nephrotic Syndrome Foundation
The Nephrotic Syndrome Foundation is a non-profit organization supporting those diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome, their families and the ongoing search for a cure. Nephrotic Syndrome is a serious and rare auto-immune disease that attacks the kidneys causing them to shut down. There is no known cause or cure. Treatments are extremely limited and consist primarily of steroids, cancer, and transplant medications. Many patients are children who spend a major part of their life in and out of the hospital, trying to find a treatment that keeps them in remission while managing the side effects.
Portland Harbor Community Coalition
Portland Harbor Community Coalition (PHCC) is a group of individual community members and organizations, representing the most-impacted groups (Native Americans, African-Americans/Black, immigrants, and houseless) in the billion dollar Willamette River Superfund cleanup.
Brown Girl Surf
Brown Girl Surf works to build a more diverse, environmentally reverent, and joyful women’s surf culture by increasing access to surfing, cultivating community, amplifying the voices of women of color surfers, and taking care of the earth.
The ClimateMusic Project’s mission is to create and perform science-guided music to awaken, educate, and inspire a broad and diverse audience to engage actively on the issue of climate change.
Fair Budget Coalition
Since our founding in 1994, the Fair Budget Coalition (FBC) has brought together human and legal services providers, community members directly impacted by poverty, professional advocates, faith organizations, and concerned D.C. residents to advocate for a District budget and public policies that address poverty and human needs. Now comprised of over 60 member organizations, we were born out of the value that everyone stands to benefit when organizations working to alleviate poverty come together to promote a shared agenda.
Culvee is a fundraising platform that raises money for college education. By bringing verified students directly to the donors, Culvee is able to connect citizen philanthropists to contribute and invest in the future of these bright students. Culvee evaluates and selects students not just based on academic achievements and financial backgrounds but also on their desire and drive to succeed.
African Human Rights Coalition
The African Human Rights Coalition (AHRC) works with LGBTI communities and individuals in African countries seeking to claim and defend their human rights. We provide advocacy, resources and direct services to advance this mission in the U.S.A and in African countries.
Our Mission is to Equip Aspiring high school students with tools for success for innovative business creation and practical job skills. Majiji gives High School students the skills and mindset to start real businesses to address the grand challenges in their communities, addressing the revolving poverty in rural Kenya. Our programs also help students leverage their talents and potential to create clear career pathways early in high school for successful entry into the labor force and higher education institutions.
DNNC Steps To Success
DNNC Steps To Success was started in 2000 and formalized in December 2016. DNNC Steps to Success (STS) works in partnership with Delane’s Nail Care to empower and nurture the growth and development of underserved woman by introducing participants to social skills, vocational training, and mentorship to affect a positive change in both their lives and that of their children.
Our experience has proven that well-resourced and empowered single mothers can become more effective parents that can change the trajectory of their children’s lives – for the better. By assisting single mothers, we are focusing on prevention rather than only taking reactionary measures. Our program participants are living proof that capable parents can lead to the prevention of homelessness, poverty, poor health, and crime. To fulfill our mission of helping more women to help themselves and their families, we need your support.
- A collaborative, inclusive & productive community engagement process for development
- Positively influence projects aligned with our values and ensure they are built
Marsha P. Johnson Institute (MPJI)
The Marsha P. Johnson Institute (MPJI) protects and defends the human rights of BLACK transgender people. We do this by organizing, advocating, creating an intentional community to heal, developing transformative leadership, and promoting our collective power.
Community Collaborations International
CC International puts volunteers to work where they are needed most and provides them with the support they need to get the job done!
Making Housing and Community Happen
leaders, and neighbors throughout LA County and the nation with practical tools needed
to transform their communities, to end homelessness, and to stabilize the cost of
housing through education, advocacy, organizing, and advisement. We organize
monthly Housing Justice Forums, and One-Day Housing Justice Institutes. Four of our
seven teams are Safe Parking, Congregational land, Community Land Trust and N. Fair Oaks Empowerment an initiative to transform a neglected corner of Pasadena. Our professional advisors help congregations to envision and plan affordable housing on their underutilized land.
Santa Cruz County Friends of the Rail & Trail
Founded in 2002, Santa Cruz County Friends of the Rail & Trail is an all volunteer 501c3 organization that advocates for transforming the 32-mile Coastal Rail Corridor into a trail and rail transit system that increases choice, reduces environmental impact, and supports a vital economy. Together, we work to raise awareness and catalyze our community by:
- Encouraging residents to express their opinions to decision-makers in writing and in person
- Educating the public, agency staff and elected officials
- Partnering with other local and regional nonprofits
Finding Roots & Wings
Finding Roots & Wings is a social organization devoted to developing international collaborations with displaced women as they rebuild their lives. Utilizing the healing nature of storytelling, we are dedicated to encouraging a sense of community beyond language and cultural barriers.
CorpWatch works to promote environmental, social and human rights at the local, national and global levels by holding multinational corporations accountable for their actions. We employ investigative research and journalism to provide critical information on corporate malfeasance and profiteering around the world to foster a more informed public and an effective democracy.
The Collaboratory for Black Feminist Health and Healing
The Collaboratory for Black Feminist Health & Healing brings together scholars, artists, and organizers who engage in Black Feminist theory to develop transformative praxes toward liberatory health. Through a broad range of scholarly and creative activities grounded by community wisdom, we endeavor to inspire, support, and amplify health research and practice guided by Black Feminist Theory.
Friends of the San Quentin Library
The Friends of the San Quentin Library works to support prison libraries to better serve their patrons. We do this by fundraising to buy resources for the library so that they can have a current and relevant collection beyond what their annual book order from the state provides. In addition to books, we also help with furniture and equipment needs, and host events such as the bi-annual Kids Bookfair for Incarcerated Parents which allows incarcerated family to send books to their loved ones. In the future, we hope to help other California prisons through the connection we have at San Quentin and through prison librarians. Public libraries have Friends of the Library organizations that support them; prison libraries need this support too!