Current Projects

a list of some of our current projects

 

WANDA

WANDA

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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.

TEDxPhoenix

TEDxPhoenix

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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

KACODE

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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.

You Belong Here

You Belong Here

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You Belong Here guides immigrant women and their U.S.-born daughters, in charting their path to wholeheartedly living the American dream. We also help nonprofit organizations strategize and recruit immigrant leaders to a more diverse and inclusive board, workforce and volunteer pipeline.

Climate Disobedience Center

Climate Disobedience Center

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 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 Leaders

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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

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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

Blue Heart

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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 School

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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.

Friends of Cambodia

Friends of Cambodia

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Friends of Cambodia, founded in March 2011. is focused on one objective—to help disadvantaged Cambodian youth successfully transition to adulthood, and far from falling back into poverty, to thrive and become positive forces for change within their own country.

Focus On Abortion

Focus On Abortion

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Focus on Abortion: Americans Share Their Stories introduces the often-missing and most important voices in the abortion conversation: the voices of those who have experienced abortion.

Women's March San Luis Obispo

Women's March San Luis Obispo

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We stand in solidarity to protect women’s rights, human rights, our safety, our health, and our planet, as we move toward a positive and just future. We are actively nonviolent in words and action. We work to unify our nation’s diverse communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots. We recognize that there is no true peace, freedom, or inclusion without equity for all. ​

CODE WRITE DRAW

CODE WRITE DRAW

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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

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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

K. Patricia Cross Academy

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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

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Track & Share helps nonprofits achieve operational excellence and greater funding by tracking and sharing performance metrics. 

Give With Lily

Give With Lily

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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

Songs for Good

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The mission of Songs for Good is to amplify pro-democracy and youth-led civic engagement movements through music. In 2020 we are running the 2020 Challenge, a songwriting competition to crowdsource a new soundtrack for democracy.
The Joy of Consent (TJOC)

The Joy of Consent (TJOC)

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The Joy of Consent (TJOC) promotes a new global cultural paradigm for sexuality, consent, and clear communication.  TJOC teaches mutual respect, transparency, and self-awareness as being essential aspects of healthy relationships and interpersonal effectiveness. TJOC recognizes, welcomes, and embraces the diverse spectrum of people regardless of their lifestyle, ethnicity, spiritual beliefs, abilities, or sexual identity.
Nice Queer Pals

Nice Queer Pals

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Nice Queer Pals is a grassroots, volunteer-led nonprofit project providing social support, wellness resources, and education for queer women, non-binary folks, and transgender individuals. We hold monthly socials, provide engaging online discussions, train people in leadership and professional skills, bring in guest speakers to educate the greater community on the breadth of LGBTQ+ identities and issues, host a Discord server with daily engagement, movie nights, and provide a positive space for folks to be themselves.
SF Disability Business Alliance

SF Disability Business Alliance

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The San Francisco Disability Business Alliance supports the attainment of economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities through entrepreneurship and business ownership. The SFDBA offers business development support and advising existing disability owned businesses, nurtures emerging entrepreneurs with disabilities through educational forums and mentoring, and helps business owners accelerate growth by galvanizing procurement connections to major corporations, government agencies, and consumers. Through the SFDBA, entrepreneurs and business owners with disabilities have increased the opportunity to develop and grow their businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area while becoming part of a powerful community of fellow disability-owned business leaders. Above all, the SFDBA works to ensure that individuals with disabilities have an equal and inclusive opportunity to make their mark in the business world AND that the Bay Area benefits fully from the expertise, diversity, and innovation these businesses and individuals have to offer.
Pattie Gonia Wilderness Expedition with NOLS

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.

Turnout Nation

Turnout Nation

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Turnout Nation is a network of engaged American voters interested in increasing turnout among their personal network. We use a method that makes mobilizing other people simple and successful. Volunteer “captains” choose ten voters to get to the polls. We provide all the information they need to keep those friends informed, equipped, and empowered. Reliable information plus the power of social accountability makes it work. Join us! 
Pathway to Prevention

Pathway to Prevention

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Pathway to Prevention’s mission is to educate parents and schools to prevent teen substance use and abuse. Many parents and school administrators want to actively prevent teen drug and alcohol misuse, but they don’t know where to begin. Pathway to Prevention puts prevention principles to work. We offer schools and parents simple, evidence-based resources that can help reduce the risks of teen drug or alcohol use or abuse.
Footwork

Footwork

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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

Abe Farag Family Foundation

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The Abe Farag Family Foundation’s mission is to encourage and fund education and innovation projects

Maker4Good

Maker4Good

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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.

B.A.Y. Peace

B.A.Y. Peace

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BAYPeace 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

Eamon Cannon Comedy Project

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An innovative program using stand-up comedy to instill pride, confidence, and skills in young people from the inner city.

South Bay Philharmonic

South Bay Philharmonic

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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!

Fearless Collective

Fearless Collective

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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

Launch Pad Santa Cruz

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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

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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.

Sidewalk Talk

Sidewalk Talk

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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

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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.

Kavod

Kavod

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Kavod is an entirely volunteer-led Jewish community of young adults committed to transformative social justice organizing and meaningful Jewish spiritual practice. Driven by our Jewish values and our local partnerships in Boston, we pursue justice through strategic, multifaceted organizing and actions: educating ourselves and our communities; mobilizing people, resources, money, and votes; and direct service work.
Project LPAC

Project LPAC

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Project LPAC’s mission is to study, compile, and empirical research about LGBTQ women as a political community, with a particular focus on those who are economically disadvantaged, transgender, and/or of color.
Conquering Gyrate Atrophy

Conquering Gyrate Atrophy

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Our daughter has gyrate atrophy. We are encouraged by the rapid pace of research in gene therapy and stem cell replacement. We started Conquering Gyrate Atrophy to weave together a community focused on finding a cure. This community includes patients, families and loved ones affected by the disease. This community also includes researchers working on a wide range of topics relevant to gyrate atrophy. We fund research, support collaboration, and share learning and to accelerate research and treatment for gyrate atrophy.
Dykes With Drills

Dykes With Drills

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When queer women create space, everyone is included. Dykes With Drills is a non-profit that empowers folx to foster leadership and confidence through working with their hands. We believe that by using tools and participating in volunteer building projects, we have the power to construct communities of diversity and inclusion. Our community of builders includes people of all sexualities and genders, including those who are non-conforming, transgender, and allies. 
Homies Empowerment

Homies Empowerment

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Homies Empowerment, based out of East Oakland, CA, exists to welcome home resilient youth impacted by systemic oppression. We do so with revolutionary love, wraparound holistic resources, and academic support as they further develop the scholar, warrior, healer and hustler within, towards individual and community emancipation and self-determination. Homies values ground and serve as the roots that provide our collective strength while guiding how we engage with each other and our journey towards emancipation by honoring Revolutionary Love, Identity, Self-Determination, and Work.
Arts for Humanity!

Arts for Humanity!

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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

Pennsylvania Parks Fund

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The mission of the Pennsylvania Parks Fund is to fund projects within all parks and forest throughout Pennsylvania. All taxpayer owned parks throughout PA, including national, state, county, city, boro and township parks and all national and state forests qualify for grants up to $25,000. Higher grant amounts likely to come starting in 2022.

Legacy of Excellence Academy (LEA)

Legacy of Excellence Academy (LEA)

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Based in Rwanda, an African nation whose resolve has enabled it to overcome its tragic past, Legacy of Excellence Academy (LEA) is an independent, virtual 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.

Save Mills College Coalition

Save Mills College Coalition

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The Save Mills College Coalition was launched in direct response to the college president’s announcement that the 169-year-old college would close to become an undefined, non-degree granting “institute.” We’re a large cross-section of the Mills community: undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, parents of students, alums, and more who disagree with this shocking decision. We’re working to stop the proposed closure while advocating for an investigation of all appropriate options to keep the college open. Join the effort today.

New Leaf Tree Professionals

New Leaf Tree Professionals

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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.

PeoplesHub

PeoplesHub

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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.

OnlineSOS

OnlineSOS

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OnlineSOS is a nonprofit that serves and supports people experiencing online harassment. Online harassment goes beyond cyber-bullying to include stalking, threats of violence, hacking, impersonation, and non-consensual pornography, among other forms. OnlineSOS provides DIY resources and how-to guides for journalists and activists, produces research and content about the state of online harassment and related topics, and refers to resources and experts.

Permaculture Action Network

Permaculture Action Network

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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

Techtonica

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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

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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

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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

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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.

ClimateMusic Project

ClimateMusic Project

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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

Fair Budget Coalition

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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

Culvee

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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

African Human Rights Coalition

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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.

Majiji

Majiji

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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

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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. 

Catalyze SV

Catalyze SV

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Catalyze SV’s mission to engage community members, developers and city leaders to envision and create sustainable, equitable and vibrant places for people in Silicon Valley.  We seek to accomplish two main goals:
  1. A collaborative, inclusive & productive community engagement process for development
  2. Positively influence projects aligned with our values and ensure they are built
BioIntegrity

BioIntegrity

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BioIntegrity promotes globally strategic environmentalism and biospheric restoration as first order priority solutions to the climate crisis our world currently faces. Our educational and events-based efforts, so far, have helped fund protection of more than 250,000 acres of Earth’s most biodiverse, bio-productive ecosystems. We network with nonprofit partners to help fund protection of the ecosystems whose biointegrity is fundamental to maintaining temperate climate, temperate weather, and biosphereic productivity. The solutions we promote are also helping to empower 100s of indigenous communities with legal title to their homelands and community-based, regenerative development.
Marsha P. Johnson Institute (MPJI)

Marsha P. Johnson Institute (MPJI)

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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

Community Collaborations International

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CC International puts volunteers to work where they are needed most and provides them with the support they need to get the job done!

Action Africa

Action Africa

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The Action Africa Giving Circle is a group of compassionate, like-minded women who engage in collective philanthropy and grantmaking to fund social impact projects on the African continent that serve vulnerable women, children and families. Our members understand that by pooling our resources and making strategic decisions together we can achieve greater impact than we can by giving individually.
Making Housing and Community Happen

Making Housing and Community Happen

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MHCH equips congregations, community
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

Santa Cruz County Friends of the Rail & Trail

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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
Black Behaviorist Society

Black Behaviorist Society

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As Black people we are frequently marginalized and for this reason the society aims to be inclusive and accessible regardless of income. One of the key areas of focus for the society is to empower and educate individuals in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

The Black Behaviorist Society Aims to:

 

  • Provide financial assistance to individuals pursuing further study in ABA
  • Increase employment opportunities for members
  • Establish a collective space for professionals to join together and gain support
  • Make coaching accessible to individuals pursuing professional advancement in the field of ABA 
  • Provide members with resources that can be applied during study and practice
  • Create an online space dedicated to families and members to assist with finding Black-owned ABA companies in their area
Finding Roots & Wings

Finding Roots & Wings

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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.

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