So many nonprofits were nominated for #SupportingOurSector and we were overwhelmed with the heartwarming nominations that came in! When we designed this initiative, we wanted to be sure to help amplify the causes that our community cares about. In response to the dozens of organizations and hundreds and hundreds of meaningful recommendations we read through, we’re sharing the list of nominated organizations with links to their website and social media pages, and a selection of the nominations we received.
We encourage you to visit them and learn about a new organization, or more about one you may already be familiar with.
America SCORES LA
“Supporting underserved youth with an outstanding, community-based, after-school soccer, literacy and service-learning program” – Anonymous
Angelman Syndrome Foundation
“Angelman syndrome (AS) is a rare neuro-genetic disorder that occurs in one in 15,000 live births. Angelman syndrome is often misdiagnosed as cerebral palsy or autism due to lack of awareness. The Angelman Syndrome Foundation is the largest non-governmental funder of Angelman syndrome-specific research. It is our hope that these funded researchers, and their collaborators and peers, will bring forth new discoveries that ultimately lead to treatments and a cure.” – Anonymous
Autism Society of America
“The Autism Society is the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization. We work to increase public awareness about the day-to-day issues about people across the spectrum, advocate for appropriate services for individuals of every age, and provide the latest information regarding treatment, education, research, and advocacy.” – Anonymous
Beauty Bus Foundation
“This a wonderful non-profit that provide moments of peace and feel good moments to people who have debilitating medical issues who are either home bound or in hospital. These treatments are free to all clients and their care-givers.” – Anonymous
Bloom Again Foundation
“Bloom Again Foundation provides women working at the poverty level with rapid response financial assistance (within 48 hours) during times of financial need caused by medical emergencies, illness, or other health-related challenges.” –Eleanor B.
“This program selects 8th grade students from under resourced communities and follows them throughout high school. It helps shape students into leaders and helps them prepare for college and success. I am a product of them program and i am not attending Cal State Dominguez Hills. This program has helped me become the strong leader I am today.” – Veraliz C.
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy
“This organization has provided great education to all of my siblings. One of them which is finishing his last year in college. He was able attend a college in the east coast thanks to CNCA who provided him and other students a field trip to visit schools in the east coast and also awarded him a scholarship to help pay his tuition.” – Anonymous
Cure Cervical Cancer
“Such a simple procedure done by trained professionals to diagnose and help women nip cervical cancer in the bud. Numerous clinics in Haiti survived hurricane Matthew. One is named after my 27 year old daughter, Lindsey, who passed away in 2015 from cancer.” –Bonnie R.
“DIY Girls provides girls, particularly from a low-income background, with female role models in tech and hands on tech and making experiences which empower the girls and are potentially transformational, increasingly the likelihood that they finish school and pursue careers in tech.” – Jeff W.
Dragon Master Foundation
“Dragon Master Foundation is seeking to vastly improve cancer research by supporting open access research data and working with hospitals and other foundations to fund collaborative projects.” – Anonymous
“Elizabeth House saves some of the most vulnerable families in the world, Single, abused mothers with children. It provides a safe place to heal and get re-established in the community and provides access to resources that will make life better!” – Anonymous
Environmental Charter Schools
“Transforming education for underserved kids and sharing their best practices through their Green Ambassadors program.” – Ken D.
Harold Robinson Foundation
“The Harold Robinson Foundation was established based on the principle that each and every child, deserves an opportunity, no matter where they stand on the socioeconomic ladder. Through providing the funding and resources of a camp experience, HRF offers a safe and nurturing environment for our community’s impoverished children. HRF strives to create a sense of purpose and accomplishment in each individual, while working towards building communities through communication and support for schools and families.” – Tiffany L.
Please note, Starfish Impact did not conduct any due diligence on the above organizations to ensure their nonprofit status, and is not explicitly endorsing any or all of these organizations. The quotes are pulled from the nominations, and attributed when permission was received, or anonymized if not.
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