Featured Organizations

Animal Welfare

Yakima Humane Society

The Yakima Humane Society was founded in 1904, becoming an incorporated entity in 1906. We are a private, nonprofit animal welfare organization proud to be serving the people and animals of Yakima County for over 100 years. We practice and promote the humane treatment of animals through animal control services, pet adoption, humane education, information, referral and quality animal care.

The Yakima Humane Society is committed to ending animal suffering and cruelty, reducing animal overpopulation, and educating the public regarding responsible pet ownership while promoting community kindness and commitment to their welfare.

Faith Based

Society of St Vincent De Paul

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a 501c3 faith-based, non-profit organization established in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston in 1871 to serve those in need.

Our mission is to grow spiritually through person-to-person service to all in need in our community. We do this through our network of charity made up of spirituality, friendship, and service.

The Society is made up of 58 parish-based chapters, called Conferences. Our Conferences have a combined 1,900 parish-based volunteers called Vincentians. They help the Society by visiting our friends and neighbors in need and referring them to our programs.

The Society has a Vincentian Services Center that houses the majority of our programs. This location also welcomes our Good Samaritan volunteers. They help the Society by maintaining our programs ready to serve the community.

Together, as ONE SOCIETY, we serve our friends and neighbors living within the ten-country area of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

Education

Indianapolis School on Wheels

Today and every day we stand together with the families we serve, our partners, and volunteers and condemn racism and hate.

The stress, trauma, and uncertainty of a pandemic paired with a country and community in pain has been difficult for students, their families, our partners, and volunteers. Stress, trauma, and uncertainty, however, are not new to the students and families we serve.

While anyone can become homeless, discrimination that perpetuates disparities has contributed to a disproportionate number of black families being impacted by homelessness. Across the United States, black people make up 40% of the homelessness population despite representing 13% of the general population. This overrepresentation of black families impacted by homelessness is present in Indianapolis and is reflected in the identity of the children and families we serve each day.

In addition, black residents of Marion County tested positive for coronavirus at nearly twice the rate of white residents. These are numbers we can’t ignore because black lives matter. The families we serve matter. Our neighbors matter.

When describing the work we do, we often say we are breaking the cycle of homelessness through education. We firmly believe in the power of education. We also understand and embrace that education goes beyond building grade level skills for our students. We know we must better educate ourselves about the manifestations of racism and understand our role in addressing it in order to create a more just and equitable world for our students and their children for generations to come.

While we are focused on creating a just and equitable future, we’re also rooted in the present. The work we do daily as we walk alongside children and families impacted by homelessness to provide tutoring and academic support is ongoing.

We continue to focus on our ongoing diversity efforts to build a staff and volunteer base whose diverse experiences and voices will help guide our programs and impact as we scale to meet a growing need in Indianapolis. We are committed to always listening, learning, and continuing to educate ourselves as we work with our community to create lasting change.

Healthcare

Roots Community Health Center

Founded in 2008, Roots Community Health Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the status of health of East Bay residents. Roots implements its mission by providing high-quality, comprehensive and culturally appropriate health care, by implementing direct service models to increase access to care and thereby prevent the need for emergency services, and by coordinating cross-agency liaisons to ensure a more efficient, continuum of care in East Oakland. Roots Community Health Center was founded to address the growing need for accessible, culturally appropriate, community-responsive, comprehensive health care in Oakland, California.  Specifically, Roots aims to eliminate wide health disparities and improve health outcomes for uninsured and low-income residents of East Oakland.

Healthcare

Spastic Paraplegia Foundation

The Spastic Paraplegia Foundation, Inc. (SPF) is the only organization in the Americas dedicated to finding a cure for two rare diseases, Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP) and Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS). We are a not-for-profit all volunteer organization.

Our primary goal has been to raise money to find a cure for HSP and PLS. Since our creation in 2002, we have raised and funded over $10 million in research grants. We have little overhead and last year 93% of the donations we received went towards research grants.

In Crisis

Covenant House

Our work is guided by a mission to serve youth with absolute respect and unconditional love… to help kids who are suffering… and to protect and safeguard all children in need. In support of our mission, Covenant House is guided by five principles.

What we believe: Our five guiding principles

  1. Immediacy – Covenant House immediately meets the basic needs of youth experiencing homelessness through a nourishing meal, a shower, clean clothes, medical attention, and a safe place to sleep.
  2. Sanctuary – Covenant House provides a safe haven from the hardships of homelessness. We recognize the fundamental worth of every human being, and create a safe setting where all youth – regardless of life experience or identity – are served without judgement.
  3. Value communication – Covenant House leads by example to demonstrate that caring relationships are based on love, trust, respect, and honesty.
  4. Structure –Covenant House provides the stability and structure necessary to build a positive future.
  5. Choice – Covenant House fosters confidence; encouraging young people to believe in themselves and make informed choices for their lives.

Covenant House is committed to helping every young person who needs us 24/7, 365 days a year. Funding from caring people like you is the lifeline that makes these programs possible across the country. Learn how we utilize resources efficiently and meaningfully for our kids.

Animal Welfare

New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium is a catalyst for global change through public engagement, commitment to marine animal conservation, leadership in education, innovative scientific research, and effective advocacy for vital and vibrant oceans.

Animal Welfare

Paws Ohio

The Public Animal Welfare Society, Inc. (PAWS) was founded in 1976. We are a 501(3)(c) non-profit, no-kill organization considered to be one of Ohio’s most reputable long-standing cat and dog humane rescue groups. Our mission is to rescue, foster, and adopt companion animals in Northeastern Ohio.

Additionally, we provide medical treatment for injured or sick animals we take in as well as spaying and neutering services. We are also deeply involved in Animal Welfare Legislation and our Executive Director, Amy Beichler, was the driving force behind the passage of Goddard’s Law in 2016 which made it a felony to abuse companion animals in Ohio.

We are a volunteer based organization governed by a Board of Volunteer Directors.  PAWS is managed by an Executive Director and an Associate Director who control the day-to-day operations. Under the Executive Director, we have volunteer coordinators that manage a number of specific departments within PAWS, as well as a host of dedicated volunteers who give their time and efforts to PAWS-related tasks and events.

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