The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We’re determined to finish the fight against cancer. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
Elizabeth Minter founded Elizabeth’s Hope in 2011 along with her family and friends in collaboration with her neurosurgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield at Weill Cornell Medical College. Since its launch Elizabeth’s Hope has raised well over $1 million for research on rare inoperable pediatric brain tumors. The fund became the cornerstone for a larger effort, The Children’s Brain Tumor Project at Weill Cornell. Over 20 families have joined the effort and raised close to $3 million for pediatric brain cancer research. The doctors and researchers at Weill Cornell have emerged as leaders in this field. Several important projects have been launched including clinical trials on new drug delivery systems, international tissue registries and tumor banks. Importantly, the team is collaborating with other leading teams throughout the world. In 2015, Elizabeth’s Hope became a 501(c)3 charity. We wanted this status to enhance our fund raising efforts. Major gifts are still directed to Weill Cornell.
Founded in 2014, Epic Foundation is a global not-for-profit startup based in New York City. Epic Foundation bridges the gap between a new generation of individual and corporate donors and organizations supporting children and youth. We are developing new tools focused on enhancing how donors select, monitor and experience their impact. Our vision is to disrupt the philanthropic industry by combining passion and expertise with game- changing technology and partnerships.
FamilyKind helps parents keep their children out of the inevitable conflict that happens during family change due to separation and divorce. By giving parents and children a variety of tools and programs that are customized to their individual needs, FamilyKind can shelter kids from long-lasting psychological trauma. We are the only organization of its kind operating in the greater New York Metro area, with a dedicated staff and volunteer force of over 70 professionals serving New York City, Long Island, Westchester and New Jersey. We welcome people of all races, religions, sexual orientation or familial configuration, without regard of their ability of pay.
Global Impact is a leader in growing global philanthropy. The organization builds partnerships and raises resources that help the world’s most vulnerable people by providing integrated, partner-specific advisory and secretariat services; campaign design, marketing and implementation for workplace and signature fundraising campaigns. Global Impact works with approximately 450 public and private sector workplace giving campaigns to generate funding for an alliance of more than 120 international charities. Since 1956, Global Impact has generated more than $1.7 billion to help the world’s most vulnerable people.
FDNY, NYPD, PAPD and the NYC Building Trades, recognized the world over, have come to define the safety, security and spirit of New York City — these are the expert volunteers of HEART 9/11. From the ashes of 9/11, this team leverages their unparalleled experience, including the extensive WTC site response and recovery, to respond and rebuild in times of crisis.
Founded in 2007, HEART 9/11 is now over 400 core volunteers strong — an expert-led, volunteer driven, non-profit disaster relief organization committed to a mission of rebuilding communities and rebuilding lives of individuals coping with disasters and related trauma, including our returning veterans. HEART 9/11’s volunteer professionals leverage their unparalleled experience, to support, supplement and transfer skill and knowledge to suffering communities in the same spirit that the world supported our community of New York City after September 11, 2001.
HEART 9/11 has responded to the bayous of Louisiana, the plains of Oklahoma, the streets of Port Au Prince, Haiti, and local communities following Hurricane Sandy. HEART 9/11’s mission is to Respond immediately to natural and manmade disasters; Rebuild infrastructure in hard-hit areas to meet immediate needs; Recover by building resiliency for individuals, families and communities.
Partners in Health’s mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, Partners In Health strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair.
Seeds of Africa is creating a self-sustaining model for education and community development in Ethiopia that can be replicated in other African communities. Seeds of Africa moves beyond the traditional aid model, shifting from mere relief efforts to giving students, families, and communities the skills they need to support themselves and rise above poverty. Seeds of Africa operates two major programs: Seeding Education and Sowing Community. Seeding Education offers high-quality education to students, in addition to school meals, uniforms, school supplies, and medical support. Sowing Community works with families to increase their household incomes and improve their quality of life through health education seminars, adult literacy and entrepreneurship courses, and access to credit. Through its cutting-edge education and development programs, Seeds of Africa educates and nurtures gifted children, young adults, and communities in Ethiopia and abroad.
Phyt Cares is the non-profit organization formed by Manhattan-based 1-on-1 private training facility, Phyt NYC. Our fitness programs empower and educate youth, from 2-18 years old, to live an active and healthy lifestyle. Our programs inspire our participants to achieve their full potential through team building and leadership skills while promoting fitness in a fun, friendly and safe environment. In addition, Phyt Cares mission is to partner with other organizations providing a fitness element to compliment their existing structure.