NPO Spotlight

St. Baldrick's Foundation

St. Baldrick's Foundation

September 9, 2014

Now the world's largest private funder of childhood cancer research, the St. Baldrick's Foundation began as a challenge among three reinsurance company colleagues....

Institute for Black Male Achievement

Institute for Black Male Achievement

August 26, 2014

The Institute for Black Male Achievement is a national membership network of 1,578 organizations and 2,483 leaders working to improve the life outcomes for black men and boys at the local, regional, and national levels....

Search for Common Ground

Search for Common Ground

August 12, 2014

Founded in 1982 during the Cold War to help build bridges between East and West, Search for Common Ground seeks to prevent violent conflict by understanding differences and acting on commonalities....

Kids in Need of Defense

Kids in Need of Defense

July 29, 2014

Founded in 2008 by Angelina Jolie and Microsoft, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) works to provide high-quality pro bono legal counsel to unaccompanied refugee and immigrant children....

Jimmy Fund

Jimmy Fund

July 15, 2014

The Jimmy Fund was founded in 1948 when the Variety Children's Charity of New England and the Boston Braves baseball team joined forces to help a twelve-year-old cancer patient dubbed "Jimmy"....

Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project

July 1, 2014

Founded in 2003 by veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Wounded Warrior Project works to raise public awareness of and support for the needs of wounded and injured service members....

Exponent Philanthropy

Exponent Philanthropy

June 17, 2014

Founded in 1996 as the Association of Small Foundations, Exponent Philanthropy was re-launched in 2014 as a membership organization that works to help foundations with little or no staff, high-net-worth individuals, and giving circles maximize the effectiveness of their giving....

Good People Fund

Good People Fund

June 3, 2014

Inspired by the Jewish concept of tikkun olam ("repairing the world"), the Good People Fund provides financial support and management guidance to innovative grassroots organizations....

Project C.U.R.E.

Project C.U.R.E.

May 20, 2014

Founded by an aid consultant with the goal of "meeting a world of need," Project C.U.R.E. collects donations of medical supplies and equipment in fifteen U.S. cities and delivers them to communities in more than a hundred and thirty countries....

Philanthropy Lab

Philanthropy Lab

May 6, 2014

A program of the Once Upon a Time Foundation, Philanthropy Lab provides students with the opportunity to learn about the history and philosophy of, as well as gain practical experience in, giving to a worthy cause....

Sustainable Cities Institute

Sustainable Cities Institute

April 22, 2014

An initiative of the National League of Cities, the Sustainable Cities Institute serves as an information hub for local governments interested in policies and practices related to sustainability....

No Kid Hungry

No Kid Hungry

April 8, 2014

A campaign that grew out of global anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength, No Kid Hungry works to connect children to nutrition programs and end childhood hunger....