NPO Spotlight

African Library Project

African Library Project

September 10, 2013

Founded in 2005, the African Library Project mobilizes volunteers in the United States to collect, sort, pack, and ship gently used children's books to rural communities to sub-Saharan Africa....

Dream Defenders

Dream Defenders

August 27, 2013

Established following the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, Dream Defenders works to bring social change by training and organizing youth and students in nonviolent civil disobedience, civic engagement, and direct action....

Gamaliel Foundation

Gamaliel Foundation

August 13, 2013

The Gamaliel Foundation works with  local community leaders to create independent, grassroots, and faith-based community organizations that enable ordinary people to participate in political, social, economic, and environmental decisions....

Africa Yoga Project

Africa Yoga Project

July 30, 2013

AYP works to educate, empower, elevate, and employ youth in Africa and improve the well-being of both individuals and communities through the practice of yoga....

National Immigration Law Center

National Immigration Law Center

July 16, 2013

Founded in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center works to defend and advance the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their families....

Friends-International

Friends-International

July 2, 2013

Founded as a project for street children in Phnom Penh, Friends-International has expanded its services to youth who use drugs, are in prison or in trouble with the law, are victims of abuse or caught up in the sex trade, and/or are living in poverty....

Recovers.org

Recovers.org

June 18, 2013

Recovers.org works to improve disaster response efforts by providing easy-to-use software that empowers communities to prepare, mitigate their risk, and match resources with needs....

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

June 4, 2013

Founded in 1974, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence works to secure freedom from gun violence through research, strategic engagement, and effective policy advocacy....

Grameen America

Grameen America

May 21, 2013

Grameen America works to help women living in poverty build small businesses and create better lives for their families....

SOS Children's Villages International

SOS Children's Villages International

May 7, 2013

The umbrella organization for SOS Children's Villages, SOS Children's Villages International is based on the principle that every child needs a mother and is most likely to flourish with siblings and in his/her own house....

GRACE Communications Foundation

GRACE Communications Foundation

April 23, 2013

Founded in 1997, the GRACE Communications Foundation works to increase public awareness of the relationships among food, water, and energy systems....

Blue Ocean Institute

Blue Ocean Institute

April 9, 2013

Located at Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, the Blue Ocean Institute works to show how nature, community, the economy, and prospects for peace are intertwined....

DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

April 8, 2013

Founded in 1999, the DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is the only organization devoted entirely to preventing teen pregnancy in the nation's capital....

A New Way of Life Reentry Project

A New Way of Life Reentry Project

March 26, 2013

A New Way of Life Reentry Project was founded in 1998 by Susan Burton, a formerly incarcerated woman who faced institutional barriers to employment opportunities, housing, student loans, public assistance, addiction treatment services, and other benefits and services that could help her rebuild her life and stay out of the criminal justice system....