Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $7 billion, most of it $1 at a time. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, and learn about your member hospital, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals
“A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® For more than seven decades, this principle has remained at the heart of UNCF, enabling us to raise more than $4.8 billion and help more than 450,000 students and counting not just attend college, but thrive, graduate and become leaders. UNCF—the United Negro College Fund—has achieved a successful record as a leading administrator of some of the nation's most notable scholarships and programs for minority students. As the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization, UNCF plays a critical role in supporting more than 60,000 students each year at over 1,100 colleges and universities across the country—helping to ensure they get the education they need and that the nation needs them to have.
Jackie Robinson Foundation
For 47 years, the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) has continued Robinson’s commitment to equal opportunity by addressing the achievement gap in higher education. Founded in 1973 by Rachel Robinson, JRF has advanced higher education for minority students by providing generous, four-year scholarships and comprehensive support services to highly motivated minority students attending colleges and universities throughout the country. JRF’s efforts have led to a consistent 98% graduation rate among JRF Scholars. JRF has disbursed over $90 million in grants and direct program support to 1500 students who have attended over 260 different colleges and universities across the country. JRF alumni are leaders in their communities and across a broad range of professional fields – and are true ambassadors of Jackie Robinson’s legacy of service and humanitarianism. JRF has disbursed more than $90 million in grants and direct program support to students who have attended over 260 different colleges and universities across the country.
College Advising Corps
College Advising Corps (CAC) is a national non-profit organization that works to increase the rates of college enrollment and completion among low-income, first-generation college-going, and underrepresented students. To do this, we partner with 31 colleges and universities in 17 states to place recent college graduates as advisers in underserved high schools. College Advising Corps also supports students not served through the in-school model through a groundbreaking virtual advising program. Our more than 800 near-peer advisers serve approximately 240,000 students in 782 high school across the nation. Advisers work full-time to help students plan for their college searches, complete admissions and financial aid applications, and enroll at schools that will serve them well. Our work transforms lives, expanding economic opportunity for students of every background in urban and rural communities nationwide.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,300 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at Facebook and Twitter
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) changes lives by helping schools shift to a more equitable, student-centered approach. Founded in 1980, AVID celebrates 40 years as a community of resilience for educators. Best known for its acclaimed Summer Institutes, AVID is a national nonprofit that delivers professional learning to more than 85,000 educators each year so they can close the opportunity gap and prepare all students for college, career, and life. Educators in more than 7,500 schools across 47 states rely on AVID for professional development in leadership, instructional best practices, digital teaching and learning, social and emotional learning, culturally relevant teaching, STEM, and more. In turn, these educators help to close the opportunity gap for more than 2 million students each year. To learn more, visit avid.org.
COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS
Communities In Schools (CIS) is a national organization that empowers all students to stay in school and achieve in life by connecting them to caring adults and resources within school buildings and beyond the classroom. From homelessness and housing instability to bullying and trauma, Communities In Schools helps identify and address the complex barriers to learning that keep millions of students from achieving their full potential.
Leader In Me
Leader in Me is a comprehensive K–12 school-improvement model that equips students with the essential leadership and life-readiness skills they need to thrive in the 21st century, and enhances measurable results for the school in the areas of leadership, culture, and academics.
For 20 years, Reading Partners has empowered students to succeed in reading and in life by engaging community volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring. Since its founding, the national nonprofit organization has mobilized nearly 55,000 community volunteers to provide proven, individualized literacy tutoring to more than 50,000 elementary school students in under-resourced schools across ten states and the District of Columbia.
NATIONAL WRITING PROJECT
Through its mission, the National Writing Project (NWP) focuses the knowledge, expertise, and leadership of our nation's educators on sustained efforts to help youth become successful writers and learners. NWP supports a network of local Writing Project sites, located on nearly 175 university and college campuses, to provide high-quality professional development in schools, universities, libraries, museums, and after-school programs. Through its many successful programs and partnerships, the organization reaches 1.4 million Pre-K through college-age students in over 3,000 school districts annually. NWP envisions a future where every person is an accomplished writer, engaged learner, and active participant in a digital, interconnected world.
Reading is Fundamental
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is committed to a literate America by inspiring a passion for reading among all children, providing quality content to create impact, and engaging communities in the solution to give every child the fundamentals for success. As the nation’s largest nonprofit organization for children’s literacy, RIF has provided more than 416 million books to 53 million kids in all 50 states, inspiring generations to read, learn and grow.
American Red Cross & Tzu Chi Foundation
Panda Cares shifts its focus to relief when natural disasters occur. In addition to monetary donations, we also provide food to relief workers and displaced individuals. We forward 100% of donations to American Red Cross and the Tzu Chi Foundation, who provide direct aid to those in need.