NPO Spotlight

Youth Speaks

Youth Speaks

November 18, 2014

Founded in 1996, Youth Speaks challenges underserved youth to find, develop, publicly present, and apply their voices as creators of social change....

Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training

Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training

November 4, 2014

Established in 1993, the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training works to provide homeless veterans and other veterans in need with comprehensive services that enable them to rejoin their communities as productive citizens....

International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

October 21, 2014

Established to lead and coordinate international efforts in blindness prevention, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness is an alliance of more than a hundred civil society organizations, corporations, and professional associations working to promote eye health through advocacy, knowledge sharing, and partnerships....

GlassRoots

GlassRoots

October 7, 2014

GlassRoots works to transform the lives of underserved youth through the art of glassmaking....

Breakthrough Collaborative

Breakthrough Collaborative

September 23, 2014

Originally established as "Summerbridge," Breakthrough Collaborative today partners directly with urban school districts in twenty-seven cities to provide academically rigorous summer programming for underserved middle school students....

St. Baldrick's Foundation

St. Baldrick's Foundation

September 9, 2014

Now the world's largest private funder of childhood cancer research, the St. Baldrick's Foundation began as a challenge among three reinsurance company colleagues....

Institute for Black Male Achievement

Institute for Black Male Achievement

August 26, 2014

The Institute for Black Male Achievement is a national membership network of 1,578 organizations and 2,483 leaders working to improve the life outcomes for black men and boys at the local, regional, and national levels....

Search for Common Ground

Search for Common Ground

August 12, 2014

Founded in 1982 during the Cold War to help build bridges between East and West, Search for Common Ground seeks to prevent violent conflict by understanding differences and acting on commonalities....

Kids in Need of Defense

Kids in Need of Defense

July 29, 2014

Founded in 2008 by Angelina Jolie and Microsoft, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) works to provide high-quality pro bono legal counsel to unaccompanied refugee and immigrant children....

Jimmy Fund

Jimmy Fund

July 15, 2014

The Jimmy Fund was founded in 1948 when the Variety Children's Charity of New England and the Boston Braves baseball team joined forces to help a twelve-year-old cancer patient dubbed "Jimmy"....

Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project

July 1, 2014

Founded in 2003 by veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Wounded Warrior Project works to raise public awareness of and support for the needs of wounded and injured service members....

Exponent Philanthropy

Exponent Philanthropy

June 17, 2014

Founded in 1996 as the Association of Small Foundations, Exponent Philanthropy was re-launched in 2014 as a membership organization that works to help foundations with little or no staff, high-net-worth individuals, and giving circles maximize the effectiveness of their giving....