Founded in 2008, Fresh Artists is a national, award-winning nonprofit empowering young lives through art by engaging vulnerable children as full partners in philanthropy, by advocating for a quality education for all children by widely exhibiting children’s artwork in highly visible and unexpected places, and by providing art supplies and innovative art programs to severely under-resourced public schools. Fresh Artists invites K-12 artists in low-income schools to donate high-resolution images of selected artwork, and then provides corporate with thank-you gifts of high-quality scaled-up digital reproductions of that art in exchange for financial contributions. A curated collection of more than 2300 pieces of art donated by talented and generous public school children throughout the country has delivered the value of more than $2.5M in art supplies and 15 innovative, free art programs to public schools throughout America. Annual Design Labs and Cool Jobs Expo, the annual pop-up creative careers fair, introduces more than 600 young teens at-risk of dropping out of school to real jobs they might aspire to having in the creative economy.
Kikkerland’s goal with Huckleberry is to teach children the value of nature through play and exploration. Therefore, we donate a percentage of all Huckleberry sales to the Children & Nature Network.
The Children & Nature Network is a non-profit organization leading the movement to connect all children, their families and communities to nature through innovative ideas, evidence-based resources and tools, broad-based collaboration and support of grassroots leadership. Their vision is a world in which all children play, learn and grow with nature in their everyday lives.
The Mil Folhas Project began in 1996 to reforest a public area in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. Led by the designer and creator of the Critter Wind-ups, Chico Bicalho, over 300,000 trees have been planted.
HELP USA’s mission is to provide housing and the supportive services necessary for the homeless and people in need to become and remain self reliant. Through the development of quality housing with on-site support services, HELP USA provides resources for its residents to become independent and self-sufficient. HELP USA breaks the cycle of dependency by addressing underlying causes in a way that respects the dignity of those we serve. HELP USA helps their clients help themselves.
At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.
We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.
826NYC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this in mind we provide drop-in tutoring, field trips, after-school workshops, in-schools tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications. All of our free programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student’s power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice.
Publicolor’s design-based programs and academic support engage at-risk youth in their education and combat the lack of job-preparedness that fuels poverty. Central to our mission is the beautification and revitalization of public and civic spaces through the affordable medium of paint and collaborations that engage the students and the community as a whole.
The Bowery Mission has served homeless and hungry New Yorkers since the 1870s, when its neighborhood came to define the term “skid row.” Our children’s programs, called Mont Lawn City Camp & Mont Lawn Summer Camp, serve at-risk youth and began in 1894 by giving the children of recent immigrants the chance to escape the tenements in the summer.
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is a design museum located in the Upper East Side's Museum Mile in Manhattan, New York City. It is the only museum in the United States devoted to historical and contemporary design. Its collections and exhibitions explore approximately 240 years of design aesthetic and creativity.
Medical aid where it's needed most—independent, neutral, impartial.
The International Street Dog Foundation is dedicated to saving the lives of street dogs around the world. Rehoming dogs in extreme need. Providing medical assistance to dogs. Spay and neuter clinics. Raising awareness on issues facing dogs around the world. Influencing governments to implement and enforce animal welfare laws.
Ieder kind verdient een verjaardag. In Nederland zijn 61.000 kinderen die hun verjaardag niet kunnen vieren, omdat er thuis geen geld voor is. Stichting Jarige Job helpt deze kinderen door het geven van een verjaardagsbox t.w.v. €35,-. Hierin zit alles wat nodig is voor een echte verjaardag thuis én op school!
Every child deserves a birthday. There are 61,000 children in the Netherlands who cannot celebrate their birthday because there is no money at home. The Jarige Job Foundation helps these children by giving them a birthday box worth € 35. This contains everything needed for a real birthday at home and at school!
UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. And we never give up.
Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS raises awareness and grants funds to organizations that provide treatment, direct care services, preventive education programs and advocacy for individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS. Mobilizing the resources of the design industry to raise awareness and funds, DIFFA has created legendary programs and events that highlight a cause that has significantly impacted the industry for over three decades.