Nonprofits tell their story: October

AKC Canine Health Foundation
Raleigh, N.C.

The mission of the AKC Canine Health Foundation is to fund non-invasive health research — with close to $2 million in genetic research funds awarded to researchers at NCSU.  Because humans share much of the same genetic makeup, we improve the quality of life for dogs and their owners.

Stop Hunger Now
Raleigh, N.C.

In a world where 30,000 people die of hunger every day, Stop Hunger Now strives to provide life-saving food and medicine in crisis-stricken areas.  Using an entrepreneurial model, we partner with other agencies to get the most supplies to the neediest in the shortest time for the lowest cost.

Okaloosa County Comprehensive Head Start
Shalimar, Fla.

Okaloosa County Comprehensive Head Start Child Development has the mission of strengthening children, families, and the community through comprehensive quality services. We aim to increase school readiness of young children in low-income families, providing services for children form birth to age 5, for pregnant women and for their families.

Young Filmmakers Foundation
Memphis, Tenn.

Young Filmmakers Foundation is a nonprofit foundation that mentors youth through the arts.  Anthony E. Williams started the foundation in August 2000 because of his dream to mentor youth in the motion picture industry. YFF has provided over 450 hours of after-school programming to youth.

American Sail Training Association
Newport, R.I.

The American Sail Training Association is a nonprofit dedicated to enriching youth education through character building and leadership development experiences aboard tall ships. ASTA represents more than 250 vessels and our activities directly support experiential youth education and personal development programs that profoundly shape young people’s lives.

The Ballinger TBI Clubhouse
Akron, Ohio

One of life’s most frustrating and widespread injuries is traumatic brain injury. TBI survivors experience loneliness, loss of friends, and loss of self-esteem. The Ballinger TBI Clubhouse of Akron, Ohio, provides programs and activities to combat all those experiences and more for TBI survivors and for caregivers.


Rubicon Programs Inc.
Richmond, Calif.

We are social capitalists. Over 60% of our $14 million budget is generated by our enterprises, fees from service, and rent.  We are social catalysts. Annually Rubicon helps 3,000 people in the Bay Area who are mostly homeless and living in poverty get jobs, housing and skills to create better lives for themselves.

Christel House International
Indianapolis, Ind.

Christel House International helps impoverished children around the world become self-sufficient, contributing members of their societies.  With locations currently in India, Mexico, South Africa, the U.S. and Venezuela, CH operates learning centers in urban neighborhoods and provides students with rigorous education, nutritious meals, health care, life-skills training and character development.

Catholic Near East Welfare Association
New York, N.Y.

CNEWA has been a lifeline for those in need throughout the Middle East, Northeast Africa, India and Eastern Europe since 1926. A Vatican agency, CNEWA addresses needs that would otherwise “fall through the cracks,” enabling love to reach men, women and children in need.

OPERATION LOOKOUT® National Center for Missing Youth
Everett, Wash.

National Center for Missing Youth is a nonprofit, award-winning organization that provides services and referrals free of charge for families whose children disappear prior to age 18. To report a missing child or for search assistance call the 24-hour HELPLINE, 1-800-LOOKOUT.

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