When a Non-Profit organization’s purpose is to serve humanity, it is essential that their Mission Statement clearly defines the services to be performed and the compassion driving the people who provide those services.

Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) Nonprofit Finance Fund 70 West 36th Street Eleventh Floor New York, NY 10018

Description The Nonprofit Finance Fund is a community development financial institution that offers financing, loans, as well as technical and planning assistance to nonprofit subsectors. Working together with other financial institutions, the Nonprofit Finance Fund services nonprofits in Washington, the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, New Jersey, New England, etc.

Mission Statement NFF’s mission is to serve as a development finance institution for nonprofit organizations, working to fill their overall need for capital through financing and advisory services. NFF supports its nonprofit clients’ multi-faceted contributions to communities, advances community and economic development goals, and works to fill the overall need for capitalization of organizations in this sector.

American Antigravity American Antigravity 9738 NE 138th Place Kirkland, WA 98034

Description Headquartered in Kirkland, WA, American Antigravity is a non-profit organization that offers support and services to scientists and inventors who work to achieve new knowledge in certain disciplines. They do so in order to encourage newfound information, and to aid people learn more about the emerging science & technology.

Mission Statement The mission of the American Antigravity Corporation is to provide online scientific and educational material and support to the scientific community and general public, relating to aerospace, renewable energy, and other scientific disciplines. American Antigravity fosters learning and academic excellence by working with scientists, educators, and inventors to create a safe, fulfilling, and academically enriching environment for breakthrough science.

PANPHA 1100 Bent Creek Boulevard Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Slogan / Motto an association of nonprofit senior services

Description Established in 1963, PANPHA is an organization that represents nursing homes, retirement communities, as well as personal care and independent housing facilities and community service providers. Their outreach plans include home health care, hospice care, counseling, adult day care, respite care, meals-on-wheels, etc.

Mission Statement PANPHA represents over 320 nonprofit providers of long-term care and housing services for 65,000 elderly residents across Pennsylvania. The Association is committed to helping its members provide quality care efficiently and effectively for the individuals and families they serve. In an age of impersonal care, PANPHA members put people before profits.


Slogan / Motto Debt Relief is a phone call away.

Description A non-profit consumer credit management organization, SPRINGBOARD offers services related to credit education, credit and debt counseling, housing counseling, credit correction and education services, income tax preparation, and bankruptcy pre-petition counseling.

Mission Statement Our mission is simple: To offer education on the wise use of credit.

Mt. Holiday Mt. Holiday, Inc. 3011 Holiday Road Traverse City, MI 49686

Slogan / Motto Preserving 53 Years of Family Fun

Description Comprised mainly of local ski enthusiasts, Mt. Holiday, Inc. is a non-profit group dedicated to the preservation of Mt. Holiday. Their programs offer lift tickets, rental equipment, as well as food and lessons for children.

Mission Statement “Provide affordable, educational, and outdoor recreational activities in a safe, clean, and inviting environment for people of all ages through sound business and management practices”

Amputee Resource Foundation of America, Inc 2324 Wildwood Trail, Suite F104, Minnetonka, MN 55305

Description ARFA is a non-profit Internet based information resource funded through private donations. The Amputee Resource Foundation of America is a nonprofit group that was formed in order to reduce costs associated with amputation, to assist amputees to return to the workforce, and to facilitate coping and living life after the amputation.

Mission Statement t is our mission to disseminate timely and useful information, to perform charitable services, and to conduct research to enhance productivity and quality of life for amputees in America.

Blandin Foundation Blandin Foundation 100 North Pokegama Avenue Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Description The Blandin Foundation is an organization focused on the economic viability of rural Minnesota communities. They do so through leadership development programs, public policy programs to inform people on issues affecting the economics of the community, and grants to support community-generated economic strategies.

Mission Statement To strengthen communities in rural Minnesota, especially the Grand Rapids.

Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation 2150 Third Avenue North, Suite 310 Anoka, MN 55303-2200

Slogan / Motto Improving the Quality of Life Through a Balance Between Nature and Technology

Description The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation is an organization that focuses on improving life through the balance of technology and nature. They do so through the Lindbergh Award, for contributions toward the balance between technology and nature, and the Lindbergh Grant, which support research or public education projects that enhance the said balance.

Mission Statement Since its formation, the mission of the Foundation has been to improve the quality of life through a balance between technology and nature.

Cottonwood Foundation Cottonwood Foundation Box 10803 White Bear Lake, MN 55110 USA

Slogan / Motto Protecting the enviroment. Promoting Cultural Diversity. Empowering People. Encouraging Volunteerism.

Description A volunteer organization that was set up in 1992, Cottonwood Foundation is an organization that not only upholds the empowerment of people, but also the protection of the environment, as well as respect for cultural differences. They do so through funding other volunteer and grassroots organizations.

Mission Statement Cottonwood Foundation, a charitable, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to promoting empowerment of people, protection of the environment, and respect for cultural diversity. The foundation focuses its funding on committed, grass roots organizations that rely strongly on volunteer efforts and where foundation support will make a significant difference. At least 90% of Cottonwood Foundation’s expenditures will be for grants to other organizations.

Initiative Foundation Initiative Foundation 405 First Street Southeast Little Falls, MN 56345

Description Formerly known as the Central Minnesota Initiative Fund, The Initiative Foundation was created to help initiate economic growth and community development throughout Minnesota.

Mission Statement The Initiative Foundation’s mission is to unlock the potential of the people of central Minnesota to build and sustain healthy communities.

Jerome Foundation Jerome Foundation 400 Sibley Street, Suite 125 St. Paul, Minnesota 55101

Slogan / Motto Grants for Artists and Arts Organizations

Description Founded by artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill, The Jerome Foundation is an organization that supports and offers grants to fund the works and advancement of new artists who reside in Minnesota and New York City. Exhibitions, reviews, commissions, performances, publications, etc. are being given in the fields of dance, literature, media arts, music, theater, performance art, the visual arts, multidisciplinary work and arts criticism.

Mission Statement The Jerome Foundation, created by artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill (1905-1972), makes grants to support the creation and production of new artistic works by emerging artists, and contributes to the professional advancement of those artists.

The Laboure Foundation The Laboure Foundation Cy D. Laurent – Executive Director 1620 Johnny Cake Ridge Lane Eagan, MN 55122

Description Created by Cy Laurent, a Minnesota businessman, the Laboure Foundation provides financial aid to aspiring priests who need to eradicate their monetary debt in order to follow their vocation.

Mission Statement “to provide financial assistance to individuals who must eliminate personal debt in order to pursue their vocation to priesthood or religious life in the Catholic Church.”

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation 920 E. 28th St. Minneapolis, MN. 55407

Slogan / Motto Aggressive Discovery. Global Outreach.

Description The Minneapolis Heart Institute is a cooperative committed to learning everything about heart care for patients. They focus on acquiring new clinical knowledge with regard to cardiovascular disease’s diagnosis and treatment, as well as educating people about the advances of cardiovascular care and prevention.

Mission Statement The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation seeks to improve cardiovascular health through education and clinical research.

MCF 100 Portland Avenue South, Suite 225, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2575

Slogan / Motto the source of minnesota philanthropy

Description A regional membership association of grantmakers, the Minnesota Council on Foundations is an organization geared towards the improvement of healthcare. Their services include education & professional development, research & information, communications, government relations, and leadership.

Mission Statement To strengthen and expand philanthropy.

Northland Foundation 202 West Superior Street, Suite 610 – Duluth, Minnesota 55802

Slogan / Motto Buildling a Strong Foundation For The Future Of Our Region

Description A regional organization, the Northland Foundation serves the communities in the region of northeastern Minnesota. They do so through grants that provide financial resources to nonprofit organizations in the area, KIDS PLUS, a program committed to improving the welfare of youth, and a business loan program that offers financial assistance to businesses.

Mission Statement The Northland Foundation is a resource for people, businesses, and communities in Northeast Minnesota working toward prosperity through economic and social justice. Our purpose is to strengthen families, grow a sustainable regional economy, cultivate leadership and philanthropy, and foster respect for all. Through our grants to non-profits, loans to local businesses, and other special programs, the Northland Foundation is building a strong foundation for the future of our region.

The Saint Paul Foundation The Saint Paul Foundation 55 Fifth Street East – Suite 600, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101-1797

Description The Saint Paul Foundation is an organization that funds projects in the greater Saint Paul area, as well as Ramsey, Dakota and Washington counties that are based in Minnesota. They have funded community renovation projects in the past, such as the Landmark Center.

Mission Statement Our mission is to actively serve the people of the East Metro area by building permanent charitable capital, making philanthropic grants, and providing services that contribute to the health and vitality of the community.

American Experiment 12 South 6th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402

Slogan / Motto Defending the American Dream

Description Established in 1990, the American Experiment is a public policy organization and educational institution in Minnesota that takes into consideration conservative and free market ideas, highlighting their importance whilst addressing issues in Minnesota and the nation.

Mission Statement American Experiment, a nonpartisan think tank, gives voice to conservative and free market ideas and spotlights their importance in tackling the most difficult issues facing Minnesota and our nation.

Central Minnesota Arts Board Central Minnesota Arts Board P.O. Box 458 114 Fourth Ave. N. Foley, MN 5632

Description The Central Minnesota Arts Board is a regional arts councils that caters to Minnesota, specifically the counties of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright. They support artists across various artistic disciplines, such as performing arts, visual arts and fine crafts, media and digital arts, literary arts, interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary arts, and creative design.

Mission Statement To Promote the Creation, Performance, and Appreciation of the Arts in Region 7W. Awarding arts grants, providing arts services, coordinating arts advocacy, and generally promoting appreciation and participation in the arts – all are goals of the CMAB.

Legal Aid of NE Minnesota

Description An organization that offers free legal advice and representation, the Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota (LASNEM) particularly caters to low income people who reside in Northeastern Minnesota.

Mission Statement To provide high-quality, compassionate and comprehensive legal services to as many low-income persons as possible.

MAP 2314 University Ave W, Suite 28 – St. Paul, MN 55114 – 651-647-1216

Slogan / Motto 25 Years of Navigating for Nonprofit Excellence

Description MAP is a group that provides management and board recruitment services to nonprofit organizations in the Twin Cities. In addition, they also offer accounting services and financial management, fundraising consulting, leadership development, legal services, marketing and communications, strategic planning, and technology services.

Mission Statement Our purpose is to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations to achieve mission-driven results. Since 1979, we have provided quality, affordable management consulting and board recruitment services to thousands of nonprofit groups. MAP for Nonprofits primarily works with nonprofit organizations in the Greater Twin Cities Metropolitan Area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

Minnesota Land Trust 2356 University Avenue West, Suite 240 St. Paul, MN 55114

Slogan / Motto A nonprofit conservation organization protecting Minnesota’s lands and waters

Description The Minnesota Land Trust is an organization that is formed to protect the natural resources, particularly the lands and waters in Minnesota. They meet this goal through monitoring permanent conservation easements, which are agreements wherein the landowners limit the development and use of their land.

Mission Statement The Minnesota Land Trust permanently protects the lands and waters that define our communities and enrich our quality of life.

Naha The Norwegian-American Historical Association 1510 St. Olaf Avenue Northfield, MN 55057-1097

Description Formed on October 6, 1925, the Norwegian-American Historical Association was set up as a center for the collection and preservation of historical material.

Mission Statement The goal of the Norwegian-American Historical Association (NAHA) is to locate, collect, preserve and interpret the Norwegian-American part of this whole with accuracy, integrity, and liveliness. In doing so, Norwegian Americans will have an identifiable position in America’s past, present, and future.

Second Harvest Heartland 1140 Gervais AVE Saint Paul, MN 55109-2020

Slogan / Motto Joining Forces to Fight Hunger

Description The Second Harvest Heartland is a hunger relief organization that was formed to combat hunger and its ensuing social issues. The organization does so through offering nutritious and culturally diverse food products, advocating programs and policies for hunger relief, and educating people on nutrition and other similar issues.

Mission Statement The mission of Second Harvest Heartland is to fight hunger through community partnerships.

WCRC Women’s Cancer Resource Center 4604 Chicago Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55407

Slogan / Motto Giving Voice

Description Formed in January 1993, the Women’s Cancer Resource Center is an organization established, managed, and is formed primarily by women, who address the issue of cancer. Their programs include Caring Hands Touch, a massage and bodywork program, the Holistic Health Directory, and Environmental Activism, which educate the community about the relation of the environment to cancer.

Mission Statement “The mission of the Women’s Cancer Resource Center is to support women in taking charge of their cancer experience.” — WCRC Mission Statement

YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis 2125 E. Hennepin Avenue – Minneapolis, MN 55413

Slogan / Motto We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities.

Description The YMCA of Greater Saint Paul is an organization that provides a lot of activities for the whole family, such as aquatics and swimming programs, camp, childcare, conferences & retreats, family activities, health & fitness, personal training, preschool, sports, etc.

Mission Statement The YMCA of Greater Saint Paul practices Christian values by providing opportunities for everyone to build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities. The mission of the YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis is to develop the total person-spirit, mind and body-through character-development programs that build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.

CTS 90 Brainard Rd. Hartford, CT 06114

Slogan / Motto Connecticut Association of Nonprofits

Description The Connecticut Association of Nonprofits is an organization geared towards supporting nonprofit agencies in Connecticut by enhancing public awareness of these nonprofit institutions, providing assistance and related information on effective nonprofit management, discussing issues that affect nonprofits, and encouraging communication and teamwork among these nonprofits.

Mission Statement The mission of the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits is to support and strengthen nonprofit organizations in building and sustaining healthy communities in Connecticut.

St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology 2228 Sunset Blvd., Suite 2A Steubenville, OH 43952

Slogan / Motto Reading the Bible from the Heart of the Church

Description A nonprofit Catholic organization, the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology provides materials and books to Catholics who cannot afford it, in a bid to improve learning and education.

Mission Statement The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology is a non-profit research and educational institute that promotes life-transforming Scripture study in the Catholic tradition. The Center serves clergy and laity, students and scholars, with research and study tools – from books and publications to multimedia and on-line programming. Our goal is to be a teacher of teachers. We want to raise up a new generation of priests who are fluent in the Bible and lay people who are biblically literate. For us, this means more than helping people to know their way around the Bible. It means equipping them to enter into the heart of the living Word of God and to be transformed and renewed by this encounter. We read the Bible from the heart of the Church, in light of the Church’s Liturgy and living Tradition. In this way, we hope to help people experience the heart-to-heart encounter that Jesus’ disciples experienced on that first Easter night, when they knew Him in the breaking of the bread: “Did not our hearts burn within us while He talked to us…while He opened to us the Scriptures?” (see Luke 24:13-37)

SAVE SAVE – Suicide Awareness Voices of Education 9001 E. Bloomington Fwy Suite #150 Bloomington, MN 55420

Slogan / Motto Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

Description Because of six people who lost a loved one due to suicide, SAVE was formed. The organization is made up mostly of suicide survivors as well as people who suffer from depression.

Mission Statement SAVE’s Mission is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, eliminate stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide.

Path PATH National Support Center 2324 University Avenue West Suite 120 St. Paul, MN 55114

Slogan / Motto Treatment Foster Care and Family-Based Services

Description PATH, which is short for Professional Association of Treatment Homes, is a nonprofit organization that provides foster care for children with special emotional, behavioral and medical needs. Among their projects include Treatment Foster Care, Respite Foster Care, Bridge Builders, and the Rural Expansion of Adoptive Communities and Homes (REACH) Project.

Mission Statement Empowering children and families to achieve lifelong successes

PACER 8161 Normandale Blvd., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55437

Slogan / Motto Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights

Description The PACER Center is a nonprofit organization geared towards helping children with disabilities as well as their families. They conduct workshops that include Early Childhood, Federal Parent Training, Juvenile Justice, MN Statewide Family Network, Parent Partnership Project, Project C3 Rehabilitation, Simon Technology Center, and State P.T. Surrogate.

Mission Statement The mission of PACER Center is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.

MHP Minnesota Housing Partnership 1821 University Ave. W. Suite S-137 St. Paul, MN 55104-2891

Description MHP is an organization that works with other nonprofit developers in order to provide housing for homeless and low income people.

Mission Statement MHP’s mission is to promote homes for all Minnesotans and assist Minnesota communities in the creation and preservation of housing affordable to low and moderate income people.

Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse School of Social Work, University of Minnesota 105 Peters Hall, 1404 Gortner Avenue St. Paul, Minnesota 55108-6142 USA

Slogan / Motto providing research, education, and access to violence related resources

Description The Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse is a group that was formed in order to improve research and studies related to violence.

Mission Statement The mission of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA) is to support research, education, and access to violence related resources.

Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging 1600 University Avenue West, Suite 300 Saint Paul, MN 55104

Description The Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging (MAAA) is an organization for older people, helping them age successfully. The agency does so through advocacies and educating people, fund distribution, systems change, capacity building, and information and assistance.

Mission Statement In partnerships with public and private organizations, MAAA helps elders age successfully. It does this by building community capacity, advocating for aging issues, maximizing service effectiveness and linking people with information.

Lutheran Social Services for Changing Lives Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota 2485 Como Avenue St. Paul, MN 55108

Description Lutheran Social Service for Changing Lives aims to help families, senior people, and those with disabilities. Their services include adoption, counseling, crisis shelters, debt counseling, foster care, homeless youth, housing, assisted living, caregiver support, guardianship, senior nutrition, supervised living, in-home support, respite care, etc.

Mission Statement “Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota expresses the love of Christ for all people through acts of service.”

Junior League of Saint Paul, Inc 633 Snelling Avenue North Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104

Slogan / Motto Women building better communities

Description The Junior League of Saint Paul, Inc. is an institution that helps people who are living through abuse. They are known for their Adopt-A-Shelter project collaboration with Women’s Advocates, Inc., which is a shelter that aims to protect and prevent all forms of domestic violence.

Mission Statement The Junior League of Saint Paul, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable

International Institute of Minnesota 1694 Como Ave. St. Paul, MN 55108

Slogan / Motto Serving People in Transition

Description An inter-racial, non-political, and non-sectarian social service agency, THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MINNESOTA is an organization for both foreigners and locals of various nationalities and races. Being affiliated with the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) and the United Way, its services include casework/refugee resettlement, employment training, language learning and citizenship, intercultural relations, festival of nations, etc.

Mission Statement The mission of the Institute is to: 1) provide a center for information and assembly for all nationalities and races; 2) develop fellowship and understanding among such persons through group meetings and activities; 3) promote the welfare of our foreign-born population and their families; and 4) preserve and stimulate intercultural values.

Hearthstone of Minnesota Hearthstone of Minnesota 222 Grand Avenue West, Suite 200 South Saint Paul, MN 55075

Slogan / Motto Building a better world one kid at a time

Description A nonprofit group home program, the Hearthstone of Minnesota is an organization that caters to male adolescents from ages 12 to 19 who reside in the Twin Cities and its surrounding communities. They help each youth develop new skills, regardless of their race or nationality.

Mission Statement Our mission is to create a nurturing, stable, and culturally diverse family environment which encourages youth with emotional and behavioral disturbances to become effective, contributing adults.

Good in the Hood 2101 Chicago Ave. S. Minneapolis MN USA

Slogan / Motto Simply Making a Difference

Description Good in the ‘Hood is a nonprofit volunteer agency in the Minnesota community, and seeks to involve the whole family to do volunteer work. Some of their projects consist of supporting immigrants towards becoming long term residents, providing educational programs and urban development solutions for the community, and gathering public support against injustice.

Mission Statement Good in the ‘Hood exists to do all the good we can, in all the ways we can, in all the places we can, at all the times we can, to all the people we can, as long as we ever can.

Prevent Child Abuse Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota 1821 University Avenue West Suite 202-S Saint Paul, MN 55104

Description Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota is an agency that aims to end direct and indirect child abuse and neglect in Minnesota. They do so through their 1-800-CHILDREN helpline, through providing abuse prevention information, through their seminars about abuse and its prevention, and also through the Circle of Parents group.

Mission Statement Our mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect by promoting positive parenting, healthy families, and homes where children are valued and loved.

Family Institute for Creative Well-Being Family Institute for Creative Well-Being 2131 Fairview Ave. N., Roseville MN 55113 1745 Birmingham St., Maplewood, MN 55109-4508

Slogan / Motto Serving families who have members with disabilities or chronic illness

Description A nonprofit organization that caters to those with disabilities or chronic illnesses, the Family Institute for Creative Well-Being strives to improve the lives of these people through the use of creative arts, providing them with classes, workshops and retreats.

Mission Statement The mission of the Family Institute for Creative Well-Being is to enhance the emotional, social, and spiritual health of families who have members with disabilities or chronic illnesses though therapeutic use of the creative arts.

Community Volunteer Service 2300 W Orleans Street, Stillwater, MN 55082

Slogan / Motto Connecting People. Enriching Lives.

Description Community Volunteer Service is a nonprofit that services both the rural and suburban areas of Washington County in Minnesota. They do so through barter exchange, recruiting volunteers, such as drivers to aid those who have no transportation to get to their medical/necessary appointments, and distributing food, clothing and toys to poor families.

Mission Statement Connecting people, enriching lives.

Chrysalis Chrysalis 4432 Chicago Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55407

Slogan / Motto Helping Women, Children and Families Transform Their Lives

Description Chrysalis is an organization that provides health and human service programs to people, which include Chemical Health, the Mental Health Clinic, Legal Assistance for Women, Resources & Referrals, Divorce Education, Community and Professional Education, Support Groups, and the Kids’ Cocoon Child Care Center.

Mission Statement To empower women and their families to initiate personal and social change.

Children’s & Home Society Family Service 1605 Eustis Street Saint Paul, MN 55108-1219

Description A social services organization for children, the Children’s & Home Society Family Service was formed in order to find homes who would take in orphans. Besides this, they also provide Child & Family Support Services, Early Childhood Education, Crisis Nursery, Donors & Volunteers, and also Employee Assistance Program.

Mission Statement Our Mission is – to help children thrive and to build, strengthen and sustain individual family and community life.

Catholic Charities 1200 Second Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55403

Description An organization that provides social services, the Catholic Charities strives to strengthen families, empower adults, bring down poverty, and nurture children. They also give assistance to families, give help to the homeless, and build communities in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area.

Mission Statement The mission of Catholic Charities is to serve those most in need. We help individuals and families to reach their full potential as we call for justice in the community

Wilderness Inquiry Wilderness Inquiry 808 14th AVE SE Minneapolis, MN 55414-1516

Slogan / Motto Share the Wilderness

Description Wilderness Inquiry is a non-profit organization based in Minnesota geared towards providing people personal outdoor experiences, like canoeing, snowshoeing, dogsledding, etc., whether they are fit or have disabilities.

Mission Statement Wilderness Inquiry provides outdoor adventure experiences to inspire personal growth, community integration and enhanced awareness of the natural environment. Wilderness Inquiry encourages people to open their minds and hearts to new possibilities by demonstrating that collectively and individually they are capable of doing more than they thought possible.

Rivers Council of Minnesota 1269 Second Street North Suite 200 Sauk Rapids, MN 56379-1409

Slogan / Motto Helping People improve, protect and enjoy their rivers in Minnesota

Description A statewide nonprofit organization, the Rivers Council of Minnesota is geared towards the preservation of Minnesota rivers. They do so by advocating awareness of river resources, educating people about the values of the river and its protection, and also initiating the improvement of the rivers.

Mission Statement The Rivers Council of Minnesota helps people protect, restore and enjoy the state’s 92,000 miles of rivers by building awareness of river resources, promoting and teaching river health monitoring and fostering grassroots action to improve and maintain the health of rivers.

The Freshwater Society 2500 Shadywood Rd., Excelsior, MN 55331

Description The Freshwater Society is an organization that promotes the preservation and maintenance of Minnesota’s water resources as well as watersheds. They take action with this endeavor by having freshwater resource management, groundwater and surface water stewardship activities, public education, etc.

Mission Statement Mission Statement – The Freshwater Society is dedicated to promoting the protection and rational management of all freshwater resources.

E-quip Africa P.O. Box 3178 Willmar, MN 56201-8178

Description The nonprofit organization, E-quip Africa is a group that is the result of a collaboration between Minnesota and Ghana, dedicated to collect computers and schools supplies as well as raise funds to help the children being educated in Ghana.

Mission Statement The mission of E-quip Africa is to collect personal computers in the United States and place them in schools in the West African country of Ghana.

The Bakken Library and Museum 3537 Zenith Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55416-4623, USA

Description An independent, nonprofit educational institution, the Bakken Library and Museum contains archives pertaining to the history, culture, and application of electricity and magnetism in medicine and other life sciences.

Mission Statement “The Bakken is a center for education and learning that furthers the understanding of the history, cultural context, and applications of electricity and magnetism in the life sciences and their benefits to contemporary society.”

Audubon Center 54165 Audubon Dr. Sandstone, MN 55072

Description A Residential Environmental Learning Center, the Audubon Center is both a wildlife rehabilitation facility, and at the same time, a retreat center that educates people with regard to the environment.

Mission Statement To protect, improve and promote the enjoyment of the natural environment through formal and informal education programs and research; to assist and encourage environmental education programs, centers, and careers.

Angels in Care P.O. Box 308 Dade City, Florida 33526

Description Angels in Care is a nonprofit organization that provides support to children with disabilities. They do so through providing day care services, a summer camp, a Back to School Supplies and Kids Clothes Drive, and many more.

Mission Statement Our MISSION is to be a Refuge in which Children who are Hurting Emotionally, Mentally or Physically can find Love, Hope, Peace & Joy.

Nonprofit Risk Management Center 1130 Seventeenth Street, NW, Suite 210, Washington, DC 20036

Slogan / Motto We help nonprofits cope with uncertainty

Description The Nonprofit Risk Management Center is an organization that offers assistance and services to other nonprofit organizations. They give free technical assistance by telephone or e-mail, design and deliver workshops to nonprofit organizations, offer consulting services and risk assessments, etc.

Mission Statement Our mission is to help nonprofits cope with uncertainty. We offer a wide range of services (from technical assistance to software to training and consulting help) on a vast array of risk management topics (from employment practices, to insurance purchasing to internal controls and preventing child abuse). We do not sell insurance or endorse organizations that do.


Slogan / Motto A Tides Organization

Description Established by the Tides Foundation in 1999, Groundspring.org is a nonprofit organization that offers services to other nonprofit organizations, in terms of helping them become more efficient in using the Internet and other technologies to enable them to fulfill their purpose.

Mission Statement Groundspring.org’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of the nonprofit sector by providing information technology solutions that facilitate and enhance communication and engagement between nonprofit organizations and their stakeholders. We do this by offering software tools and services, training, and consulting that help nonprofit organizations raise funds and communicate with their stakeholders online, and manage their operations more effectively.

Independent Sector Independent Sector 1200 Eighteenth Street, NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20036

Description The Independent Sector is an organization that serves as a bridge for charities, foundations, and other programs in order to work together on certain issues, such as the Independent Sector Annual Conference.

Mission Statement To advance the common good by leading, strengthening, and mobilizing the independent sector.

International Food Policy Research Institute INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE 2033 K Street, NW Washington, DC 20006-1002

Slogan / Motto sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty

Description IFPRI, which is short for International Food Policy Research Institute, is an international agricultural research institute that conducts research on food policies, improving the food security of low-income people in developing countries, etc.

Mission Statement IFPRI’s mission is to provide policy solutions that cut hunger and malnutrition.

Ten Thousand Villages Ten Thousand Villages 704 Main Street PO Box 500 Akron, PA 17501-0500

Slogan / Motto Fairly Traded Handicrafts from Around the World

Description Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit group that supports the work and handicrafts of people in developing countries by marketing their products in North America. They advocate fair trade and are among those that founded the International Fair Trade Association.

Mission Statement Ten Thousand Villages provides vital, fair income to Third World people by marketing their handicrafts and telling their stories in North America. We work with artisans who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed. The income artisans earn helps pay for food, education, health care and housing.

Global Rights 1200 18th Street, NW, Suite 602, Washington, District of Columbia, 20036 United States

Slogan / Motto partners for justice online

Description A nonprofit human rights organization, Global Rights strives to uphold the basic human rights of people by supporting the legislation of laws pertaining to human rights and seeking justice for human rights victims of racial discrimination, human trafficking, etc.

Mission Statement Global Rights is a human rights advocacy group that partners with local activists to challenge injustice and amplify new voices within the global discourse. With offices in countries around the world, we help local activists create just societies through proven strategies for effecting change.

Community Healthcare 310 Eisenhower Drive #5, Savannah, Georgia, 31406 United States

Description Community HealthCare Center is an institution that provides healthcare services to those who reside or work in Chatham County that either do not have any health insurance or do not have adequate finances.

Mission Statement Our mission is to increase access to comprehensive primary healthcare to the medically uninsured and underserved.

Bell 60 Clayton Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02122 United States

Slogan / Motto Building Educated Leaders for Life

Description Created by a group of students at Harvard Law School back in 1992, BELL is an organization that provides assistance to elementary school children who reside in unfortunate communities by tutoring and mentoring them in learning how to read, write and do arithmetic.

Mission Statement BELL was created to dramatically increase the academic achievements, self-esteem and life opportunities of elementary school children living in underserved communities by increasing their mastery of the basic skills of reading, writing and arithmetic; raising children’s academic expectations and self-esteem; empowering parents; and developing effective mentoring relationships between children and positive adult role models.

Presidential Classroom 119 Oronoco St., Alexandria, Virginia, 22314-2015 United States

Slogan / Motto The Leader in Civic Education since 1968

Description The Presidential Classroom is an organization that prepares outstanding high school students for responsible citizenship by providing them with one-week programs in Washington, DC, where they can learn about politics, as well as the federal government.

Mission Statement Our mission is to prepare young leaders for responsible citizenship and provide outstanding high school students the chance to explore the political process firsthand.

Inwood House 320 East 82nd Street, New York, New York, 10028 United States

Slogan / Motto We Help Teens Take Charge of Their Lives

Description Inwood House is a nonprofit organization that strives to prevent teen pregnancy. They do so through education and tutoring the youth on literacy and math, as well as giving them positive role models so that they can build their own self-esteem.

Mission Statement A leader and innovator in teen pregnancy prevention, Inwood House is dedicated to helping young people become self reliant, healthy adults.

Network 20/20 850 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1200, New York, New York, 10019 United States

Description An independent membership organization, Network 20/20 strives to prepare the next generation leaders through participation in public diplomacy and policies promoting global public security.

Mission Statement Twenty years from now, when business leaders and policy makers from the United States and countries of pivotal concern for global peace sit down at the negotiating table, will they meet as strangers or as colleagues with a history of cooperation? Network 20/20 is an independent membership organization that helps prepare next generation leaders in the U.S. to participate meaningfully in public diplomacy and the creation and execution of policies promoting global public security. We do this by means of lectures and educational initiatives here at home and through a series of trips and exchanges abroad. Network 20/20 fills two major gaps in U.S. foreign policy: lack of youth participation and lack of serious input from civil society in general. Network 20/20 helps to bridge these gaps by assisting mid-career individuals with new and vigorous ideas drawn from their experiences in the real world of civil society to refine their foreign policy understandings and share their insights with their peers. Network 20/20 members come from the business world, the professions, media, NGOs, think tanks, government and academia. They are a diverse group that includes talented foreign nationals living in the U.S. What draws them together is that they are all “thinking,” motivated and disciplined individuals who are volunteering significant time and energy to improve their understanding of the world.

Stitch 1525 Newton Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20010 United States

Description STITCH is a nonprofit organization that aims to better the life of women workers in the workplace by exercising their basic human rights.

Mission Statement STITCH is a network of women unionists, organizers, and activists that builds connections between Central American and US women organizing for economic justice.

Catalyst 120 Wall Street, 5th Floor, New York, New York, 10005 United States

Slogan / Motto Expanding oppurtunities for women and business

Description Catalyst is an independent, nonprofit membership organization that primarily advocates research on women’s career advancement as well as women’s issues. They also provide consulting services and promote women’s leadership.

Mission Statement Catalyst is the leading research and advisory organization working with businesses and the professions to build inclusive environments and expand opportunities for women at work. As an independent, nonprofit membership organization, Catalyst conducts research on all aspects of women’s career advancement and provides strategic and web-based consulting services globally. With the support and confidence of member corporations and firms, Catalyst remains connected to business and its changing needs. In addition, Catalyst honors exemplary business initiatives that promote women’s leadership with the annual Catalyst Award. With offices in New York, San Jose, and Toronto, Catalyst is consistently ranked No. 1 among U.S. nonprofits focused on women’s issues by The American Institute of Philanthropy.

Agricultural Missions, Inc 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 725, New York, New York, 10115 United States

Description Agricultural Missions, Inc is a nonprofit group that strives to provide education and information to US Churches in terms of issues related to economic justice, food security, the environment, and others that affect rural communities worldwide.

Mission Statement To work in partnership with people of faith and conscience around the world to end poverty and injustice that affect rural communities.

Children’s Rights 404 Park Avenue South, 11th Floor, New York, New York, 10016

Slogan / Motto Protecting Children who Cannot Protect Themselves

Description A national nonprofit advocacy organization for children, Children’s Rights is an institution that caters to abused and neglected children, particularly in bad foster care homes. They do so through using policy, public education, and also the courts.

Mission Statement Children’s Rights’ mission is to promote and protect the right of children who are abused and neglected to grow up in permanent, loving families. By creating beneficial and lasting change in child welfare systems, we ensure that children who are dependent on these systems stay safe, receive quality care and services, and return to their own families safely or find adoptive families so that they can have healthy childhoods that lead to productive adult lives.

Doctors of the World 375 West Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, New York, 10012

Description Doctors of the World is a group based in New York that provides healthcare services to those areas, specifically where health is jeopardized due to violations of human rights and civil liberties.

Mission Statement The right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health… The right to equality before the law… The right to be free from torture…

The Jane Goodall Institute The Jane Goodall Institute, 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Ste 600, Arlington, Virginia, 22203-1637

Slogan / Motto For Wildlife research, education and conservation

Description The Jane Goodall Institute is an organization particularly into wildlife protection, research and education. They do so by increasing primate habitat conservation, advocating awareness for the environment and other animals, non-invasive research programs, and many more.

Mission Statement The Jane Goodall Institute advances the power of individuals to take informed and compassionate action to improve the environment of all living things.

St. Albans Community Justice Center Saint Albans Community Justice Center 1 Lake Street Saint Albans, Vermont 05478

Slogan / Motto Using restorative principles to resolve conflict

Description The Saint Albans Community Justice Center is an organization where community members can get assistance in resolving conflicts & dispute. They offer restorative justice programs and services, with their Crime Prevention Programs, Pre-arraignment Programs, Post-Sentence Criminal Justice Programs, and Victim Support Programs.

Mission Statement The Mission of the St. Albans Community Justice Center is to collaborate with community members, local agencies and municipal and state government to identify areas of conflict within our region and undertake activities that will empower citizens to resolve such conflicts. Focus areas include: neighborhood conflicts, school/youth conflicts and conflicts that result when offenders reenter communities.

Council on Foreign Relations 58 East 68th Street, New York, New York, 10021

Slogan / Motto A Nonpartisan Resource for Information and Analysis

Description A non-profit and nonpartisan membership organization, the Council on Foreign Relations is geared towards the improvement and understanding of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs through the members’ exchange of ideas.

Mission Statement Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is an independent, national membership organization and a nonpartisan center for scholars dedicated to producing and disseminating ideas so that individual and corporate members, as well as policymakers, journalists, students, and interested citizens in the United States and other countries, can better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other governments.

Liberty’s Promise 1010 Pendleton Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314

Description Liberty’s Promise is an organization that offers internships to young immigrants from ages 15-21. Their programs include the Opportunities Plus, which provides internship in the government, media, and businesses, Civics and Citizenship which is about becoming active in American civic life, etc.

Mission Statement Liberty’s Promise works to sustain and support young immigrants while encouraging them to be active and conscientious American citizens. Our programs of direct assistance and research aim to make the immigrant experience an affirmative one for young newcomers while instilling in them a sense of pride and support for American ideals of democracy and freedom. By doing so, Liberty’s Promise seeks to reaffirm our fundamental egalitarian and democratic traditions for future generations.

Angels’ Closet

Slogan / Motto Children’s Clothing Ministry

Description Established in 2004, Angel’s Closet is a nonprofit organization that aids underprivileged families by providing them donations of children’s clothing.

Mission Statement Angel’s Closet reaches out to families in need by providing clothing to children across the DFW area. Our ministry works with local organizations, churches, and families to locate children in need. We rely on the generosity of the community to help reach our goal of fulfilling those children’s needs.

Zoo New England 1 Franklin Park Rd., Boston, Massachusetts, 02121 United States

Description A private, non-profit corporation, Zoo New England is an organization that manages Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and Stone Zoo in Stoneham, Massachusetts. They educate people about wildlife conservation and currently preserve some of the world’s endangered wildlife.

Mission Statement Zoo New England is dedicated to teaching wildlife and wildland preservation through responsible management and exhibition of wildlife. Our mission is to inspire humankind to respect our natural world. We are dedicated to caring for and sharing animals and their habitats, participating in local and global conservation programs, and providing an experience that fosters an ethic of care and wonder towards the environment.

iMentor 40 Exchange Place, Suite 401, New York, New York, 10005

Slogan / Motto Mentoring Works. The Internet Connects. The Combination changes lives.

Description A youth mentoring organization, iMentor was founded in 1999 in order to better the quality of life of the youth who live in underprivileged communities. They do so by cultivating relationships between the youth and volunteer adult mentors, developing literacy and technology skills, and become connected to opportunities such as internships, externships, and scholarship programs.

Mission Statement iMentor’s mission is to improve the lives of young people from underserved communities in New York City through innovative, technology-based approaches to youth mentoring and education.

Hoosier Environmental Council 1915 W. 18th Street, Suite A, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46202

Slogan / Motto Clean Air. Safe Water. Wild Places.

Description The HEC, which is short for Hoosier Environmental Council, is an institution that is dedicated to the protection and preservation of Indiana’s natural resources. They do this through research and advocacy on Indiana environmental issues, work to improve state environmental policies, redirect government spending, and many more.

Mission Statement Through education, advocacy, and citizen empowerment in Indiana, the Hoosier Environmental Council works to protect and restore the natural systems upon which life depends.

Higher Achievement Program 317 8th Street NE, Washington, District of Columbia, 20002

Description The Higher Achievement Program (HAP) is an organization that aims to help inner-city middle school students achieve academic excellence and community leadership in order to prepare them for high school. They do so through having a curriculum of cultural enrichment, tutoring, academic advising, etc.

Mission Statement Our mission is to develop academic skills, behaviors, and attitudes in academically motivated and underserved middle school children to improve their grades, standardized test scores, attendance, and opportunities: acceptance to top high school programs.

Partnership for New York City One Battery Park Plaza, New York, New York, 10004

Description Originated in April 5, 1768, the New York Chamber of Commerce is an organization that aims to encourage business by developing commercial arbitration procedures, as well as maintain standards of fair trade, such as using standard units of measurement.

Mission Statement To enhance the economy of the five boroughs of New York City and maintain the city’s position as the center of world commerce, finance and innovation.

WYTEC 4213 W. Madison, Chicago, Illinois, 60624

Description WYTEC is a nonprofit organization that connects the business sector to the community, particularly the youth. They offer entrepreneurship education, investment training, college readiness program, adult education program, life skills program/etiquette, and many more.

Mission Statement To prepare youth for a productive adulthood through entrepreneurship, technology and life skills education.

Emmaus Services for the Aging 1426 9th Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20001

Description The Emmaus Services for the Aging is an organization that caters to elderly people, linking them to government and private assistance, in addition to Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, Low Income Housing Credit, etc. They also offer monthly supplemental food deliveries, food stamps and reduced cost utilities, legal advice, health screenings, prescription drug advice, and many more.

Mission Statement Emmaus reaches out to build trust with seniors to provide support, advocacy and services that help them remain active, respected and vital members of their community.

Self-Help 301 W Main Street, Durham, North Carolina, 27701

Slogan / Motto Creating Ownership and economic Oppurtunity

Description A community development lender in Durham, North Carolina, Self-Help offers loans to home buyers, small businesses, and other nonprofit institutions.

Mission Statement Creating ownership and economic opportunity for minorities, women, rural residents and low-wealth families.

Idaho Youth Ranch IDAHO Youth Ranch, 7025 Emerald Street, Boise, Idaho 83704

Description The Idaho Youth Ranch is an organization that provides Children’s Treatment Center Services, Group Home Services, and Adoption Services. In addition, their other services include the Residential Service Center for Children and Youth, Group Home Service, Vocational Service, Intensive Counseling Service for Families and Children, the Pregnancy Counseling Service, etc.

Mission Statement The Idaho Youth Ranch provides troubled children and families a bridge to a valued, responsible and productive future.

American Lung Association(r) The American Lung Association(r) 61 Broadway, 6th Floor NY, NY 10006

Slogan / Motto Improving Life One Breath at a Time

Description Their programs include educating people about asthma, tobacco control, environmental health, as well as their projects which include Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU), and many more.

Mission Statement The mission of the American Lung Association(r) is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health.

Make a Wish Make-A-Wish Foundation(r) of America 3550 North Central Avenue, Suite 300 Phoenix, Arizona 85012-2127

Slogan / Motto Share the Power of a Wish

Description The Make-A-Wish Foundation is an organization that grants the wishes of children who have life-threatening medical conditions or happen to be terminally ill.

Mission Statement As the Foundation continues to mature, its mission will remain steadfast. Wish children of the past, present, and future will have an opportunity to share the power of a wish(r).

Oregon Water Trust 522 SW Fifth Ave., #825, Portland, Oregon, 97204

Slogan / Motto Cooperative Solutions, Healthy Streams.

Description A regional nonprofit organization, the Oregon Water Trust aims to restore streamflows by compensating landowners to leave either all or a portion of their water instream instead of using it for out-of-stream functions.

Mission Statement The Oregon Water Trust mission is to restore surface water flows for healthier streams in Oregon by using cooperative, free-market solutions. Founded in 1993 by a group with diverse water interests, we were the first water trust in the nation. With our transactional approach, we focus on streams where small amounts of water provide significant ecological benefits. The result is healthier streams for fish, wildlife, and people.

Transportation Alternatives 127 West 26th St #1002, New York, New York, 10001

Slogan / Motto Your Advocates for Bicycling, Walking and Sensible Transportation

Description A nonprofit citizens group based in New York, the Transportation Alternatives is an organization composed of cyclists, geared towards encouraging the use of other transportation besides cars such as bicycles, public transit, etc. All this in order to have more peaceful streets as well as car-free parks.

Mission Statement Encourage bicycling, walking and public transit as alternatives to automobile use, and reduce automobile use and its attendant environmental and social harms.

North County Lifeline 200 Michigan Ave., Vista, California, 92084

Slogan / Motto Enhancing the positive quality of life.

Description A nonprofit human care agency, North County Lifeline, Inc. is an organization that provides services to North San Diego County residents in terms of social services, lifeline services, counseling/mental health services, mediation and legal services, youth services, transportation services, etc.

Mission Statement Lifeline’s mission is to enhance the positive quality of individual, family, and community life by providing services that are consistently available, accessible, and responsive to the needs of individuals, families, and groups seeking assistance, and to work with the community to contribute, facilitate, and promote solutions for the enrichment of all.

The Skin Cancer Foundation 245 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1403, New York, New York, 10016

Description Based in New York, the Skin Cancer Foundation is an international organization concerned with skin cancer, such as its prevention.

Mission Statement The mission of this non-profit organization is to increase public and professional awareness about the prevention, detection, and treatment of skin cancer.

Close Up Foundation 44 Canal Center Plaza, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314

Slogan / Motto the experience of a lifetime


Mission Statement

Close Up Foundation 44 Canal Center Plaza, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314

Slogan / Motto the experience of a lifetime

Description The Close Up Foundation is an organization that is dedicated towards making people understand public policy’s effects on people’s lives and vice versa through educational programs and publications.

Mission Statement Close Up Foundation encourages responsible participation in the democratic process through educational programs and publications in government and citizenship. The Foundation is committed to developing new and better ways for young people, teachers, and a widening circle of citizens of all ages to gain a practical understanding of how public policy affects their lives and how individual and collective efforts affect public policy.

RPJ 2666 Military Road, Arlington, Virginia, 22207

Description RPJ is an organization that was created in order to aid low income people become self-sufficient through the development and preservation of affordable housing.

Mission Statement Our Mission is to preserve and develop decent, affordable housing to address the needs of limited income individuals and families and to strengthen the community.

Save the Children 54 Wilton Road, Westport, Connecticut, 06881

Description An international relief and development organization, Save the Children is an organization that primarily caters to children, ensuring that their basic human rights and needs are met, as well as their well-being.

Mission Statement Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating real and lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world. It is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, comprising 27 national Save the Children organizations working in more than 100 countries to ensure the well-being of children. Hot lunch program in Appalachia, 1930’s The history of Save the Children is a story of positive change and people – millions of people in thousands of communities around the globe – working together to create opportunities for the world’s children to live safe, healthy, and fulfilling lives. In January 1932 in a small room in New York City, a group of concerned citizens gathered to respond to the needs of the proud people of Appalachia hard hit by the Great Depression. The inspiration and vision for Save the Children came in great part from the international children’s rights movement begun in England in 1919 by Eglantyne Jebb, founder of the British Save the Children Fund. From this early effort in the hills and hollows of Harlan County, Kentucky, grew a self-help philosophy and practice still at work today in more than 45 countries: providing communities with a hand up, not a handout. This approach – working with families to define and solve the problems their children and communities face and utilizing a broad array of strategies to ensure self-sufficiency – is the cornerstone of all Save the Children’s programs. Through the decades, we have evolved into a leading international relief and development organization. Countless events and achievements have shaped the development of our organization and helped change the lives of the children we serve.

Student movement USA 1499 Massachusetts Ave, NW, #801, Washington, District of Columbia, 20005

Slogan / Motto Student Movement for International Relief

Description The Student Movement for Real Change is a nonprofit organization composed of students, providing them an avenue to work for change, especially in neglected and underprivileged areas. Their two branches are the Student Movement for Real Change and the Student Movement for International Relief.

Mission Statement Mission: – To raise awareness of domestic and global issues among students in high school and college. – To provide non-partisan aid to neglected regions of the world. – To join with students across the United States to take an active role in promoting the improvement of global social conditions.

Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra Box 45592, Seattle, Washington, 98145

Slogan / Motto “Presenting the great works of Big Band Jazz”

Description The Seattle Jazz Orchestra is a nonprofit organization that was incorporated in order to provide support for the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, a Jazz band that has been performing in Seattle since 1995. They aim to celebrate and support great performances of jazz music by the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, through soliciting monetary contributions and grants.

Mission Statement SJO’s mission is to give the SRJO a secure existence and to enable the SRJO to perform widely and frequently. This means raising money (contributions and grants) and connecting to the community through an active board of directors.

Streit Council 731 Eight Street , S.E. Washington, D.C. 20003

Slogan / Motto for a Union of Democracies

Description The Streit Council is an organization striving for a union of democracies in order for there to be effective U.S. engagement in world affairs. The Streit Council does so by providing an avenue or forum where policymakers and scholars can meet to explore new approaches to better cooperation among the democracies.

Mission Statement Uniting the democracies has been the key international political trend for the last hundred years. Understanding this trend and enabling it to continue is the key to world political development

The Door 121 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York, 10013

Slogan / Motto Where Youth are the Center

Description A New York youth development agency, the Door offers youth development programs with regard to primary health care, prenatal care and health education, mental health counseling, legal services, computer classes, tutoring and homework help, college preparation, career development services and training, job placement, etc.

Mission Statement The Door’s mission is to empower young people to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. Each year over 7,000 young people, most referred by their peers, come to The Door for primary health care, prenatal care and health education, mental health counseling, legal services, GED, ESL, computer classes, tutoring and homework help, college preparation and computer classes, career development services and training, job placement, daily meals, arts, sports and recreational activities.

Equal Justice Society 220 Sansome Street, 14th Floor, San Francisco, California, 94104

Slogan / Motto You Too Can Be A Part of the Movement To Reclaim Progressive Justice

Description The Equal Justice Society is a national organization of scholars, advocates and concerned individuals advancing creative legal strategies and public policy for enduring social change. * to defeat the right wing assault on social and racial justice. Our goal is to reshape jurisprudence to ensure that the rights of all are expanded, rather than diminished, by our courts and policy makers. * develop and disseminate new legal theories to help ensure fairness and democracy; * sponsor forums, presentations and debates on the legal issues of our day; * mentor progressive advocates to go forth and fight for social justice; and * forge concrete connections between law students and those who are out on the front lines practicing law, working for justice, developing jurisprudence, and serving on the bench.

Mission Statement The Equal Justice Society aims to unify and organize those who are interested in generating, developing, and supporting innovative legal theories and strategies to eliminate the conservative bias of our legal system.

CRPIC P.O. Box 540589, 154 Moody Street, Waltham, Massachusetts, 02454

Description The Charles River Public Internet Center (CRPIC) is a private 501c3 nonprofit education organization based in Waltham, Massachusetts that advances technology and Internet literacy for adults and youth by empowering people with the technical skills necessary for economic success. Our primary service area is Metrowest, however, the CRPIC continues to work with organizations throughout the New England Region.access to technology but education, job training and support.

Mission Statement The Charles River Public Internet Center (CRPIC) is a private 501c3 nonprofit education organization based in Waltham, Massachusetts that advances technology and Internet literacy for adults and youth by empowering people with the technical skills necessary for economic success.

AIDS Service Center NYC 41 East 11th Street, 5th Floor, New York, New York, 10003

Slogan / Motto Helping Many By Helping One

Description The AIDS Service Center is an organization dedicated to assisting people in the midst of HIV/AIDS. They do so through training and outreach, specialized women’s services, health promotion and harm reduction initiatives, child care support, HIV treatment education, supportive counseling, and many more.

Mission Statement AIDS Service Center (ASC) is a multi-service community organization that fulfills its mission of helping many, one by one through dynamic programming responsive to the needs of diverse communities. ASC’s services include peer education, training and outreach; specialized women’s services; health promotion and harm reduction initiatives; links to medical care and appropriate housing; translation assistance and child care support; HIV treatment education; supportive counseling; and much more. These comprehensive programs promote the well-being, empowerment, and stability of persons living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS throughout the City and the neighboring areas.

Girls INC 1100 Spring Street, Suite 700, Atlanta, Georgia, 30309

Slogan / Motto Inspiring all girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold

Description Girls Incorporated is an organization that helps provide a place with activities for girls during non-school hours. Their programs include Operation SMARTSM, Preventing Adolescent PregnancySM, “Kid-Ability!”SM, Friendly PEERsuasionSM, Sporting Chance, ChoicesSM, AIDS Education, Girls Under the HoodSM, Girls Recast TVSM, Real World BudgetingSM, etc.

Mission Statement To inspire all girls to be strong, smart and boldSM

Center for Court Innovation 520 Eighth Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, New York, 10018

Description A public/private partnership in New York that fosters court innovation, the Center for Court Innovation is an organization that has developed models for judging domestic violence and drug crimes in courts. Their services include consultancy, technology development, courthouse designing, as well as planning and operating of demonstration projects.

Mission Statement The Center’s mission quickly grew to include consulting work with jurisdictions across the country and the world. The Center has received numerous awards for its efforts, including an Innovations in American Government Award from Harvard University and the Ford Foundation, and the Prize for Public Sector Innovation from the Citizens Budget Commission.