NPO spotlight

Kindering

Kindering

May 11, 2021

Founded in 1962 by five parents of special needs children in Bellevue, Washington, Kindering provides a comprehensive array of early intervention therapies and special education services, including programs targeted to families who are immigrants and refugees, foster and kinship families, and children who are housing insecure....

ArtsConnection

ArtsConnection

May 4, 2021

ArtsConnection provides innovative arts programming designed to enhance public school students' intellectual, personal, and social growth, including in-school programming in dance, music, theater, and visual arts and out-of-school programs for teens....

Native American Heritage Association

Native American Heritage Association

April 27, 2021

Established in 1993, Native American Heritage Association provides Native American families with food, clothing, heating assistance, and other basic life necessities as well as self-help programs....

Austin Disaster Relief Network

Austin Disaster Relief Network

April 20, 2021

The Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) comprises nearly two hundred churches and thousands of trained volunteers who work to provide immediate assistance to those in need and repair/rebuild survivors' homes after a disaster....

Crayons to Computers

Crayons to Computers

April 13, 2021

Founded in 1997, Cincinnati-based Crayons to Computers works to level the playing field in the classroom by providing every student with the supplies and tools they need to succeed in school....

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC

April 6, 2021

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC is a national organization dedicated to advancing the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and building a fair and equitable society for all through public education, public policy advocacy, community organizing, and litigation....

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

March 30, 2021

Founded in 1987 in San Francisco's Yerba Buena Gardens neighborhood, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts works to reimagine the role that an arts institution can play in the community....

Spanish-Speaking Unity Council of Alameda County

Spanish-Speaking Unity Council of Alameda County

March 23, 2021

Founded in 1967 by local community leaders who wanted to advance the representation of Latinos in political and policy decisions in Oakland and the surrounding communities, the organization works to promote social equity and build vibrant communities where everyone can work, learn, and thrive....

New Classrooms Innovation Partners

New Classrooms Innovation Partners

March 9, 2021

Co-founded in 2011 by former fifth-grade teacher Joel Rose and educational consultant Chris Rush — who was named director of educational technology at the U.S. Department of Education in February — New Classrooms Innovation Partners works with schools to design and implement innovative learning models that address learning gaps in middle-school math....

Urban Bush Women

Urban Bush Women

March 2, 2021

Founded in 1984 by choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Urban Bush Women works to galvanize artists, activists, and communities and bring together diverse audiences through innovative choreography, performances, community collaboration, education, and artistic leadership development....

Ananias House

Ananias House

February 23, 2021

Ananias House provides training and resources to local churches and Christian leaders in nine countries including Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey, Egypt, and Algeria, where many church leaders have fled for safety reasons, creating a spiritual leadership vacuum....

Illumination Foundation

Illumination Foundation

February 16, 2021

Founded in 2008, the Illumination Foundation provides housing, medical and mental health care, substance abuse interventions, recuperative care, and childhood enrichment services for the homeless and unstably housed in Southern California....

Black Men Teach

Black Men Teach

February 9, 2021

Founded in the Twin Cities, where approximately 70 percent of public school students are children of color but only 17 percent of teachers are people of color, Black Men Teach seeks to create an environment in which Black male teachers can thrive and students can be affirmed for who they are....

Stages

Stages

February 2, 2021

Founded in Houston in 1978, Stages aims to "hold up a mirror to our community in order to crack open the question: What does it mean to be human?"...

Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services

Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services

January 26, 2021

Founded in 1987, Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services provides emergency assistance, supportive housing, and self-sufficiency programs in Prince George's, Howard, and Anne Arundel counties, Maryland....