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100 Club of Arizona

Multipurpose Human Service Organizations

Mission:

Officially organized in 1968 as the Phoenix 100 Club, the 100 Club of Arizona is a volunteer, benevolent organization committed to standing behind the men and women who stand behind the badge. The mission of the 100 Club of Arizona is to provide financial assistance to families of public safety officers and firefighters who are seriously injured or killed in the line-of-duty, and to provide resources to enhance their safety and welfare.

4 Paws for Ability

Social Services

Mission:

The mission of 4 Paws for Ability is to: enrich the lives of children and veterans with disabilities by the training and placement of service dogs to provide them with companionship and promote independent living; educate the public to accept the use of service dogs in public places. Funding of a 4 Paws' service dog is partially the responsibility of the children's family. Veterans are free. Applicants typically use fund-raising activities or pay a fee for service to gather these funds, and 4 Paws assists the applicant as necessary. 4 Paws has no eligibility requirements beyond a physician statement that the person requesting a service dog has a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

A Place Called Home

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

A Place Called Home provides a safe, nurturing environment in South Central Los Angeles where, through programs for education, arts and well-being, underserved youth become the authors of their own lives and are inspired to make a meaningful difference in their community and the world.

ALIVE!

Children's and Family Services

Mission:

ALIVE! (ALexandrians InVolved Ecumenically) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of volunteers from over 40 religious congregations and the community working together to help those in need in Alexandria, Virginia. Founded in 1969, ALIVE! is the largest private safety net for the needy in the city of Alexandria, addressing short-term to long-term needs for those less fortunate in the community. ALIVE! serves thousands Alexandrians annually with shelter; low-cost early childhood education and childcare; financial help for rent, utilities, medical care and other critical needs; emergency food; and deliveries of donated furniture and houseware.

Abode Services

Homeless Services

Mission:

Established in 1989, Abode Services' mission is to end homelessness by assisting low-income, un-housed people, including those with special needs, to secure stable, supportive housing; and to be advocates for the removal of the causes of homelessness.

Achievement Centers for Children

Social Services

Mission:

Founded in 1940 as a Rotary Club service project known as Society for Crippled Children, the Achievement Centers for Children is one of Greater Cleveland's most effective agencies providing varied and high-quality services and programs for children and adults with disabilities and their families. Our mission is to enable and empower children and adults with disabilities and their families to achieve their greatest potential. Individuals served at the Achievement Centers have a wide range of disabilities including physical, neurological, sensory, cognitive, emotional or a combination of these. We focus on the key program areas of family support, education, therapy & recreation/adapted sports. In fiscal year 2016-2017, the Achievement Centers served over 2,500 individuals and their families at our 3 locations and in community and home settings. Our dedicated staff are partners in a family's challenging journey and help clients and their families find hope and get outstanding results.

Achilles International

Multipurpose Human Service Organizations

Mission:

Achilles International's mission is to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics in order to promote personal achievement, enhance self esteem, and lower barriers to living a fulfilling life. Achilles was founded in 1983 by Dick Traum, the first amputee to run the New York City Marathon. Today, Achilles has chapters and members in over 65 locations within the United States and abroad. Able-bodied volunteers and disabled runners come together to train in an environment of support and community. Over time, runners gain measurable physical strength and build confidence and self- esteem as they begin to achieve, which leads to increased levels of aspiration in all areas of life.

Action Ministries

Social Services

Mission:

Action Ministries mobilizes communities to address the challenges of poverty by focusing on hunger relief, housing and education. Action Ministries, Inc. is a nonprofit that provides an extensive network of community partners and volunteers with the tools and expertise to lead fellow Georgians out of poverty. By meeting basic needs of hunger relief, housing and education, Action Ministries removes barriers that prevent thousands of Georgians from breaking the cycle of poverty and realizing their potential. Last year, nearly 65,000 people were served and many more lives changed by Action Ministries.<br><br>Our mission is to mobilize communities to address the challenges of poverty by focusing on hunger relief, housing and education.

Action for Healthy Kids

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

Founded in 2002, Action for Healthy Kids is a public-private partnership of more than 60 national organizations and government agencies representing education, health, fitness and nutrition. We address the epidemic of overweight, sedentary, and undernourished youth by focusing on changes in schools to improve nutrition and increase physical activity. We work to engage diverse organizations, leaders, and volunteers in actions that foster sound nutrition and good physical activity in children, youth, and schools. Action for Healthy Kids envisions a world where all kids develop the lifelong habits necessary to promote health and learning.

Adaptive Sports Center

Social Services

Mission:

The Adaptive Sports Center (ASC) was founded in 1987 when President and Mrs. Carter joined a group of local residents to form the Physically Challenged Ski Program of Crested Butte. Since then, the program has evolved into the year-round, nationally recognized Adaptive Sports Center. Thanks to the support of volunteers, dedicated instructors and staff, as well as the local community, the ASC has thrived and grown from providing 33 alpine ski lessons during its first winter to becoming one of the premiere outdoor adaptive recreation programs in the world, offering more than 5,000 activities annually.

Adelante Mujeres

Social Services

Mission:

Adelante Mujeres educates and empowers Latina women and their families through holistic programs that ensure their full participation and active leadership in the community. As our organization continues to grow, our programs and services have expanded to serve Latino youth, children, and men as well as women, especially through our microenterprise and agriculture services and the Forest Grove Farmers Market. At Adelante Mujeres, we endeavor to strengthen Latino families as a whole because we believe a strong community requires the inclusion of everyone.

Adolescent Counseling Services

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS) empowers youth in our community to find their way through social-emotional support and by building safe, accepting communities. Founded in 1975, ACS exists to support the wellbeing of all teens, tweens, and young adults in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. ACS' network of skilled family therapists and professionally led support groups are resources that youth and their families can rely on time and again for help with life's challenges, be they big or small. Its trained professionals offer on-campus and community counseling, substance abuse treatment, LGBTQ+ support services, and education programs. ACS support youth to overcome obstacles, develop confidence, and be empowered to build healthy, happy futures.

Adopt-A-Family

Homeless Services

Mission:

Adopt-A-Family was founded in 1983 by three Palm Beach County women who recognized the need to help families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to a financial reversal, illness, divorce, death or other extenuating circumstances. The organization serves residents in Palm Beach County who meet any of the following criteria: homeless children and their families; lower income, working families in search of affordable housing opportunities; working poor who do not earn enough to support their families and are at risk of becoming homeless; and families in a short-term situational crisis putting them at risk of homelessness.

Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program

Social Services

Mission:

The Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program supports the traditional Elders who live in the cultural and spiritual traditions of The Dine' (Navajo) People. Most live in remote portions of the Dine's reservation. The Program provides food, simple medicines, clothing, fabric and yarns to help these Elders live on the land in their traditional lifestyle. As they have become elderly, it has become more difficult for them to support themselves on the Land in their traditional ways. The Program supports 500 traditional Elders who live in the Northern portion of Arizona and Southern Utah.

After-School All-Stars

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

After-School All-Stars provides comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and life. For more than 20 years, we have offered free, high-quality programs to at-risk youth across the country. Our goals for our All-Stars are that they grow up safe and healthy, graduate high school and go on to college, find careers they love and give back to their communities. We achieve these goals by fueling our students' passions, tying their interests to academic support, enrichment activities and health and fitness programs that instill the confidence and resilience they'll need for success in school and in life. At ASAS, learning is disguised in hands-on, student-directed projects that engage students' imaginations and extend the classroom to their playing fields, neighborhoods, and homes. We help our All-Stars gain the confidence and skills they need to lead their communities.

Air Force Enlisted Village

Social Services

Mission:

The Air Force Enlisted Village was founded in 1967 to provide a safe, secure and dignified place for indigent surviving spouses of retired Air Force personnel. The Village's primary goal and focus is to provide a home and financial assistance to these women. The surviving spouse with the greatest need is cared for first and none are refused assistance due to financial status. Low pay and frequent military moves leave some spouses without careers, home equities, retirement plans or any significant assets. Surviving spouses requiring financial assistance live here among peers sharing memories of Air Force life without the stigma normally associated with subsidized housing facilities.

Air Warrior Courage Foundation

Social Services

Mission:

The Air Warrior Courage Foundation (AWCF) was formed by military aviators to "care for our own." We work closely with the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association to do that. We focus on active duty, guard, reserve and retired military personnel and their families needing financial assistance for medical, educational, and other extraordinary expenses not covered by other military, veterans', or charitable institutions.

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

Food Banks, Food Pantries, and Food Distribution

Mission:

The mission of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is to lead a collaborative network that empowers people to experience healthy and hunger-free lives. We distribute food to feed people and we advocate, engage, and convene our community in the fight to end hunger.

Alameda County Community Food Bank

Food Banks, Food Pantries, and Food Distribution

Mission:

Through a network of 275 community based organizations, including food pantries and soup kitchens, the Food Bank has provided food assistance to 49,000 people each week, including low-income and working poor adults, children, and the elderly, since 1985. In addition to food distribution, the Food Bank educates the community about the causes of hunger and poverty, advocates for policies to address the root causes of poverty and operates an emergency food referral hotline.

All About Developmental Disabilities

Social Services

Mission:

All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD), formerly Atlanta Alliance on Developmental Disabilities, was founded in 1956 and has grown from a local, grassroots organization created by a group of concerned parents, to become the State of Georgia's premiere provider of needed services, broad-based education, and effective advocacy for children, adults, and families living with developmental disabilities. The mission of AADD is to build communities of support, acceptance, and opportunity for children, adults, and families living with developmental disabilities. We work to build strong communities that encourage and support all people to: make informed choices, actively participate in activities, live in safe and positive environments, access and utilize resources, and achieve health and wellness throughout their lives.

All Faiths Food Bank

Food Banks, Food Pantries, and Food Distribution

Mission:

All Faiths Food Bank, awarded a consecutive 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, is a member of Feeding America and the hub of hunger relief in Sarasota and DeSoto Counties since 1989. All Faiths serves more than 63,000 neighbors in need through its member network that includes human services organizations, child-centric nonprofit organizations, schools, faith-based and secular organizations, and other groups that serve the community. Programs include Sprout Mobile Farm Market, Mobile Pantries, BackPack, and School Pantry programs, and Growing Healthy Kids and Cooking Matters classes. All Faiths Food Bank's mission: Together with our partners, we provide healthy solutions to end hunger in our community.

All Hands and Hearts Smart Response

Multipurpose Human Service Organizations

Mission:

All Hands and Hearts Smart Response efficiently and effectively addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters. By listening to local people, and deploying our unique model of engaging volunteers to enable direct impact, we rebuild safe, resilient schools, homes and other community infrastructure. All Hands and Hearts Smart Response is the result of a merger between All Hands Volunteers and Happy Hearts Fund.

All Our Kin

Children's and Family Services

Mission:

All Our Kin, Inc., is a nationally-recognized, Connecticut-based organization that trains, supports, and sustains community child care providers in order to ensure that children and families have the foundation they need to succeed in school and in life. Through our programs, child care professionals succeed as business owners; working parents find stable, high-quality care for their children; and children, the workforce of tomorrow, gain an educational foundation that lays the groundwork for achievement in school and beyond.

Allen Community Outreach

Social Services

Mission:

Opened in 1985, Allen Community Outreach (ACO) has helped families living in Allen, Fairview and Lucas to rebuild their lives through the many services provided. Tools to rebuild the lives of a family in crisis are available though ACO programs and services. Many families may need only short-term assistance, like a 'bridge' built to help them through a crisis. Others' lives have been torn a part, or stripped of everything and they require more specialized assistance and counseling to regain stability within their family. Most of the necessary building blocks are available through financial assistance with household bills, groceries from the Allen Food Pantry, clothing and house wares from the ACO Resale Shop, new school supplies for children in need, and holiday programs providing groceries for a traditional Thanksgiving meal and gifts and toys for children, teens and seniors at Christmas, and more.

Alliance For Children

Children's and Family Services

Mission:

Alliance For Children, Tarrant County's Children's Advocacy Center program, is dedicated to the protection and healing of child abuse victims. For over 20 years, we have helped more than 46,000 children heal from the trauma of physical abuse, sexual abuse or from witnessing a violent crime. Alliance For Children is the only Tarrant County non-profit organization involved directly in the protection from child abuse through coordinated and teamed investigations with law enforcement, Child Protective Services, Cook Children's Medical Center and the District Attorney's Office. Our mission is to protect Tarrant County children from child abuse through teamed investigations, healing services and community education. At Alliance For Children, our goal is to minimize the trauma of the abuse so that children and families can begin to heal.

Alliance for Children's Rights

Children's and Family Services

Mission:

The Alliance for Children's Rights is dedicated solely to protecting the rights of impoverished, abused and neglected children. By providing free legal services, the Alliance ensure that they have safe, stable homes, healthcare and the education they need to thrive. Since its founding in 1992, the Alliance has been a consistent safety net for more than 100,000 children and families.

Alpha House of Tampa

Children's and Family Services

Mission:

Alpha House of Tampa, founded in 1981, serves pregnant women in crisis and their families. We offer both maternity and post-birth transitional housing facilities. We empower pregnant and parenting women in crisis to realize their ability to break the cycles of poverty and abuse and create promising lives. Our mission is accomplished by providing our mothers with safe housing, education and counseling, parenting and life skills training, vocational training and assistance, and spiritual support. We call this 360 degrees of support. We offer hope and encouragement to all who enter our doors.

Alzheimer's Family Services Center

Social Services

Mission:

Founded in 1980, Alzheimer's Family Services Center (AFSC) provides care solutions for people in various stages of memory loss Monday through Friday. The facility offers therapeutic activities, health and care coordination, counseling, and socialization for participants, as well as much-needed caregiver support and education for families. AFSC's mission is to improve quality of life for families challenged by Alzheimer's disease or another dementia through services tailored to meet individual needs. The agency is affiliated with Hoag Neurosciences Institute and works closely with the Orange County Vital Brain Aging Program launched by Hoag to raise awareness and improve understanding about the benefits of early detection and proper Alzheimer's disease treatment.

Amara

Children's and Family Services

Mission:

For over 90 years, Amara has been providing services to families and children. Throughout our history we have developed pioneering programs to meet the changing needs of our community's children, youth and families. Our mission is to create and support stable, loving homes for vulnerable children. And our vision and wish for the future is "A Home for Every Child." Amara is an independent, nonprofit in the State of Washington and was formerly known as Medina Children's Services. Amara facilitates between 70 and 90 adoptions annually.

America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend

Food Banks, Food Pantries, and Food Distribution

Mission:

The mission of America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend is to collect and distribute food to nonprofit member organizations in the Big Bend area of Florida that provide food to people in need and to educate and inform the public about the problem of, as well as the solutions to, hunger. America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend has many programs that strive to fulfill our mission by reaching out to the hungry people of northwestern Florida. The Food Bank is a member of the national network of Food Banks called Feeding America that accepts food donations from processors, distributors, farmers, and retail corporations.

American Friends of Migdal Ohr

Children's and Family Services (Grantmaking)

Mission:

Migdal Ohr ("Tower of Light") is Israel's leading non-profit organization for children at risk. Founded over 40 years ago by Israel Prize winner Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman, Migdal Ohr currently serves over 10,000 orphaned, abandoned, impoverished and new immigrant children across Israel annually, through its 160 youth clubs and three main campuses. Migdal Ohr provides indigent children (from birth to adulthood) with an outstanding education, a loving home, clothing, food, medical care, and psychological counseling. The graduates of Migdal Ohr go on to become productive Israeli citizens and, most notably, our alumni are among Israel's top doctors, lawyers, community leaders, army generals, and a member of the Knesset. Migdal Ohr is dedicated to making a difference in the future of Israel. American Friends of Migdal Ohr is the US fundraising arm for Migdal Ohr in Israel.

American Friends of Shalva Israel

Social Services (Grantmaking)

Mission:

American Friends of Shalva provides financial support for Shalva Israel. Founded in 1990, Shalva provides a therapeutic and supportive environment that advances the special needs child and enables the family to raise that child while living a normal and healthy lifestyle. Shalva provides services to more than 500 participants with special needs, including infants, children, adolescents and young adults via a plethora of tailored programs and round-the-clock therapies, seven days a week. Shalva accompanies the child and his/her family from birth to adulthood. Individual programs are so designed that each participant reaches his/her full potential. By placing an emphasis on social interaction, the special needs child can better integrate into the community.

American Friends of Yad Eliezer

Social Services (Grantmaking)

Mission:

American Friends of Yad Eliezer provides financial aid and support to Yad Eliezer. Yad Eliezer, founded in 1980, is the largest poverty relief agency in Israel. Yad Eliezer's mandate is to help families cope with financial difficulties and to empower them to break through the cycle of poverty and achieve self-sufficiency. Our objective is to combat poverty at its root, through an array of programs that provide critical short-term relief, while facilitating long-term recovery. Each component of Yad Eliezer's comprehensive welfare system - nationwide distribution of essential food, clothing and household items, job training, and adolescent mentoring programs - contributes toward economic recovery and social development.

American Youth Foundation

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

Founded in 1925, the American Youth Foundation (AYF) inspires people to discover and develop their personal best, to seek balance in mental, physical, social and spiritual living and to make a positive difference in their communities and in the wider world. AYF is a national organization with regional centers in Tuftonboro, New Hampshire, Shelby, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri. We own and operate two year round youth development centers. Miniwanca is set on 360 wooded acres and a mile of private Lake Michigan shoreline. It has a residential capacity of almost 1,000. Merrowvista is located on 600 acres in the pristine Ossipee Mountains of New Hampshire.

Amigos For Kids

Children's and Family Services

Mission:

Amigos For Kids was founded in 1991 to create awareness and obtain support from the burgeoning Hispanic community in South Florida. Today, Amigos For Kids has evolved into a mainstream non-profit and its child abuse prevention message now reaches communities across the country - no matter their ethnicity or native language. Our mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect by valuing children, strengthening families and educating communities.

Anchor Center for Blind Children

Social Services

Mission:

Through early intervention, Anchor Center for Blind Children works with children to maximize the use of any vision they may have as well as optimizing their use of all senses. Additionally, early intervention enhances the families' ability to support their children's well being, capacity for learning and full participation in their communities. Anchor Center's specialized staff assists children with visual impairments in developing the emotional security, social competence and intellectual skills needed to build on their natural talents and ability to succeed in school.

Anthony Robbins Foundation

Social Services

Mission:

Founded in 1991, the Anthony Robbins Foundation works to empower individuals and organizations to make a significant difference in the quality of life for people who are often forgotten; youth, homeless and hungry, prisoners, elderly and disabled. The Foundation has products and programs in more than 2,000 schools, 700 prisons, and 100,000 health and human service organizations. The Foundation is committed to make a difference in the quality of life for children, the homeless, the prison population, and the elderly through its various programs: International Basket Brigade, Youth Leadership Summit, UPW-Youth Leadership, Champions of Excellence, Youth Mentoring Program, Personal Power for Prisoners, and Event Scholarship.

Arby's Foundation

Children's and Family Services (Grantmaking)

Mission:

The Arby's Foundation, the charitable arm of Arby's, carries out a mission to end childhood hunger in America. Building on a philanthropic heritage that has contributed over $71 million to child-related causes since its inception in 1986, the Arby's Foundation is working to ensure every child in America has the meals they need to succeed, especially when school is out. With more than 16 million U.S. children-more than 1 in 5-facing hunger daily, the Arby's Foundation has devoted its resources to providing education and access to wholesome food choices for children across the country. The Arby's Foundation is a registered 501 (c) (3) organization headquartered in Atlanta.

Arlington Food Assistance Center

Social Services

Mission:

The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is dedicated to providing supplemental groceries to Arlington residents who cannot afford to purchase sufficient food to meet their basic needs. While our only mission is to feed the hungry, by relieving the food budget of our clients, we help prevent homelessness and allow our clients to make other necessary purchases without sacrificing their health, housing and nutritional needs. We provide groceries to families and individuals referred to us by the Arlington County Department of Human Services, other social service agencies, and the churches of Arlington. AFAC obtains surplus food at a minimal cost from wholesale suppliers and at no cost from private donors, local bakeries, supermarkets, farmers' markets and food drives.

Arlington Street People's Assistance Network

Homeless Services

Mission:

Founded in 1991, Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (A-SPAN) provides life-sustaining services for Arlington's street homeless. Their mission is to secure permanent housing for one of Arlington's most vulnerable populations through outreach and relationships built on trust and respect. A-SPAN provides emergency services, supportive services as well as housing and shelter services.

Arm In Arm

Social Services

Mission:

Arm In Arm, formerly called The Crisis Ministry of Mercer County, provides practical, caring programs that address hunger prevention, homelessness prevention and workforce training. Through our three "Client Choice" grocery-style pantries in Trenton (123 E. Hanover St.; 48 Hudson St.) and Princeton (61 Nassau St.) customers make their own selections based on household size and up-to-date nutritional guidelines. Arm In Arm helps to stabilize critical housing situations through emergency financial assistance and housing stability case management. Harvesting Hope is our on-site work training and mentoring program that educates and prepares 75 men and women per year for entry or re-entry into the workforce. We also educate the wider Princeton-Trenton community about issues that affect low-income people.

Armed Services YMCA

Multipurpose Human Service Organizations

Mission:

Mission: The Armed Services YMCA enhances the lives of military members and their families in spirit, mind and body through programs relevant to the unique challenges of military life.<br><br>The mission is carried out in cooperation with the military. For more than 150 years, the Armed Services YMCA has been making military life easier for our Troops and their Families. Whether they are single, married, Active, Guard or Reserve, it's all about them and providing them a quality of life commensurate with their service to the Nation. Today, in close partnership with senior military leaders, the focus of our low/no-cost programs and services is on the young, Junior Enlisted Troops and Families, as they are the ones most in need.

Army Emergency Relief

Social Services

Mission:

Established in 1942 by the Secretary of War, Army Emergency Relief (AER) is proud to have helped more than three million soldiers and their families overcome financial emergencies during these last 67 years. Since its founding, AER has always been where soldiers are stationed when they needed help. While active duty soldiers receive the bulk of our assistance, we continually help retired soldiers and widows/widowers also. We also have a robust education scholarship program that provides financial support for both dependent children and spouses.

Arvada Community Food Bank

Food Banks, Food Pantries, and Food Distribution

Mission:

The Arvada Community Food Bank (ACFB) formed in 1982 in Colorado to serve the needy and vulnerable in our community. Our goal is to secure the resources (food, financial, physical, and volunteers) necessary to provide programs to help meet the nutritional needs of qualifying community members. The Arvada Community Food Bank has worked with city government, churches, schools, civic organizations, businesses and private citizens to ensure that the residents of Arvada and surrounding communities would have a place to go for emergency food. ACFB volunteer force has grown to nearly 300 people providing approximately 20,000 hours of service. Annual community food donations have grown to exceed 500,000 lbs.

Assistance League of Austin

Social Services

Mission:

Assistance League of Austin (ALA) is an organization of dedicated volunteers providing direct services that address specific, basic needs of children and adults in schools, hospitals and senior facilities in Greater Austin, significantly improving the quality of their lives. Founded in 1973, more than 59,000 service hours were volunteered by members during the fiscal year June 1, 2011 - May 31, 2012. Our programs include: Assault Survivor Kits; Bus With Us, which brings senior citizens on scenic outings; Operation School Bell, providing school essentials to kids; Assistance League scholarships for Austin Community College; Toy Cart, gives toys and books to children at Dell Children's Medical Center; Operation Wish List, provides teachers with instructional materials, Fresh Start, provides foster youth with household items as they age out of the foster care system. Waste Not, which re-distributes unusable items from other non-profits; and outreach programs providing one-time services

Association of Gospel Rescue Missions

Homeless Services

Mission:

The Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM) exists to proclaim the passion of Jesus toward hungry, homeless, abused, and addicted people; and to accelerate quality and effectiveness in member missions. AGRM provides faith-based training, spiritual encouragement, and Christian resources for directors and staff at rescue missions. These missions promote the gospel of Jesus Christ to destitute individuals and families through services that include food, clothing, shelter, addiction recovery programs, GED tutoring, vocational training, and more.

Association to Benefit Children

Children's and Family Services

Mission:

Association to Benefit Children (ABC) is dedicated to bringing joy and warmth to disadvantaged children and their families through compassionate, sustainable, comprehensive and integrated services, designed to permanently break the cycles of abuse, neglect, sickness and homelessness. ABC's humane and innovative programs include early educational advocacy, housing assistance, mental health services, family support and preservation, crisis intervention, therapeutic out-of-school and summer day camp programs, youth leadership development and mentoring.

Atlanta Children's Shelter

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

Founded in 1986, the Atlanta Children's Shelter provides free, quality day care, emotional support, an educational curriculum for homeless children, and focused social services for their families. Dedicated to helping families overcome the issues that contribute to homelessness, including domestic violence and job loss, the Atlanta Children's Shelter focuses on the long term self sufficiency of the family - which sets us apart from other Atlanta homeless shelters. Since our opening, the Shelter has provided loving care for 8,000 homeless children and helped guide 5,000 homeless families to stable, self-sufficiency.

Atlanta Community Food Bank

Food Banks, Food Pantries, and Food Distribution

Mission:

The Atlanta Community Food Bank works to end hunger across metro Atlanta and north Georgia with the food, people, and big ideas needed to make sure all members of our community have access to enough nourishment to live a healthy and productive life.<br>We all need nutritious food to live the lives we imagine. Yet far too many people in our own community experience hunger every day, including children, seniors, and working families.<br>Through more than 600 nonprofit partners, we help more than 755,000 people get healthy food every year. Our goal is that, by 2025, all hungry people in our service area will have access to the nutritious meals they need when they need them. It takes the power of our whole community to make that possible. Join us at ACFB.org.<br>

Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

Our mission is to engage and empower youth through education and outdoor experiences. All of our programmatic goals center on equipping the youth that we serve with knowledge to break the cycle of poverty and experience success as adults. Thus, our vision is to ignite infinite possibilities for Austin's youth.<br><br>Currently, ASC provides opportunities for youth in Central Texas through our week-long summer camps at Zilker Park and Lake Travis. In addition, we offer more extensive support to middle-school youth in Austin ISD through our Sunshine Afterschool program, launched in the 2014-15 school year. Through the summer camps and afterschool opportunities, ASC will serve over 1,000 low-income youth in 2015.<br>

Avenues for Homeless Youth

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

Founded in 1994, Avenues for Homeless Youth's mission is to provide emergency shelter, short-term housing and supportive services for homeless youth in a safe and nurturing environment. Through such service, Avenues seeks to help youth achieve their personal goals and make a positive transition into young adulthood.

Avenues for Justice

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

Avenues for Justice, formerly, the Andrew Glover Youth Program, provides an alternative to incarceration that works. The idea is simple. Instead of sending kids to jail, the court sends them to us. We work to intervene and reclaim young people from lives of crime; we provide an overloaded court system with a reliable alternative to incarceration for youths; and we make the Lower East Side and East Harlem safer for everyone. Avenues for Justice works directly with young people to help them understand, accept responsibility for, gain control of and direct their own lives in a positive, law abiding manner. Our two programs serve at-risk youth and youthful offenders where they need help the most: the streets where they live and the courts in which their futures are determined.

BUILD, Inc.

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

For over 45 years, BUILD has worked in some of Chicago's toughest neighborhoods to stem the violence that takes away the positive potential - and, far too often, the very lives - of our youth. In 1969, BUILD started working with fewer than 200 gang-affiliated teens in one neighborhood and today BUILD serves nearly 3,000 youth annually, offering targeted services to enhance our impact in four priority communities - Austin, East Garfield Park, Humboldt Park and Logan Square - while continuing to provide support in other Chicago neighborhoods and throughout Cook County. <br><br>BUILD's programs are designed to meet both the immediate problem of preventing at-risk youth from joining gangs as well as working with gang-involved youth to develop alternatives to this destructive lifestyle. Our service population also includes youth who have come in contact with the justice system to prevent and/or provide alternatives to detention and assist with successful re-entry into their communities.

Ballard Food Bank

Food Banks, Food Pantries, and Food Distribution

Mission:

Founded in 1988, Ballard Food Bank exists to assist individuals and families maintain self-sufficiency by providing assistance for basic needs. Ballard Food Bank encompasses a food pantry, home delivery, sack lunch distribution, and weekend food for kids during the school year. Other services include: distributing personal hygiene items, basic emergency financial assistance with eviction notices, utility shut-offs or lost IDs, mail services to homeless clients and referral services to help those in emergency situations find the proper help they need.

Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina

Children's and Family Services

Mission:

Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina (BCH) brings hope and healing to children and families in crisis. For more than 130 years, the nonprofit has offered caring homes to countless boys and girls who come from circumstances ranging from family dysfunction to situations of abuse, neglect and abandonment. BCH provides a myriad of services including children's residential care, family care for single mothers and their children, homes for developmentally disabled adults, weekday education, and a resource-based program for aging adults. BCH and its highly-trained staff serve all 100 counties of North Carolina with 21 statewide locations plus an orphanage in Guatemala. BCH is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services. The organization was reaccredited in 2015 receiving a perfect score on 96% of the 1,000 standards that were evaluated.

Barnabas Center

Social Services

Mission:

Founded in 1986 Barnabas Center provides qualifying residents of Nassau County with assistance during a crisis. This assistance includes food, subsidies that cover rent and utilities, and vouchers to our New to You resale store for clothing and household goods. We operate the largest food pantry in Nassau County, and offer nutrition education and cooking classes. Barnabas Center also offers medical and dental services to adult residents of Nassau County. Services include primary, preventative, and behavioral healthcare. Clients and patients qualify for services at 200% or below the Federal Poverty Level income guidelines. Our strategic plan includes helping people beyond their crisis through case management and programs that are focused to return clients to self-sufficiency with hope and happiness in their future. Our community partnerships have resulted in an improvement of service delivery, minimizing duplicate services and maximizing resources.

Bean's Cafe

Homeless Services

Mission:

Incorporated in February 1979, Bean's Café is a stand alone, non-sectarian, 501(c)(3) non-profit agency. We are a community based and supported program. Since 1979, we have maintained a center where the hungry and homeless are provided with hot nutritious meals, a warm and safe day shelter, information and referral assistance to health and human service programs. We target the poorest people in our community, the street people, the homeless, the chronically mentally ill, and the needy elderly. We also serve families in temporary crisis, the seasonally unemployed, and assist various local agencies in the feeding of children. Bean's Cafe exists to provide the most basic of human needs without discrimination or cost to anyone requesting assistance.

Bethel Bible Village

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

Founded in 1954, Bethel Bible Village provides safe, nurturing and Christ-centered homes for children and families in crisis, and to equip and inspire them to live productive Christian lives. <br><br>Bethel Bible Village envisions children transformed by the redemptive power of Jesus Christ and empowered to fulfill all of their God-given potential. <br><br>They are committed to transforming the life of each child through competent and holistic intervention in five key areas, including spiritually, physically, intellectually, relationally and emotionally (SPIRE).

Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad

Social Services

Mission:

Founded in 1937, the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad provides their community with the security and peace of mind that comes from having emergency services that are among the best in the United States. The Rescue Squad is a philanthropically operated, community supported organization that provides the highest level of fire, rescue, and emergency medical services for the communities of Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Upper Northwest Washington, D.C.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. <br><br>By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving: <br>- Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships<br> - Avoidance of risky behaviors<br> - Educational success<br> <br>The Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region Vision is that all children achieve success in life.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

In Broward County, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been changing children's lives since 1973. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles"), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas (BBBSCC) helps more than 1,500 children each year through professionally supported, one-on-one mentoring relationships with caring adult volunteers. BBBSCC serves children in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus and York counties<br><br>BBBSCC offers a variety of programs that provide one-to-one mentoring to children from kindergarten through high school. Our largest group of matches are "community-based." Our site-based programs include workplace and school-based mentoring, targeting specific age groups and stages of academic development.<br><br>Children who are mentored by a Big Brother or Big SIster are less likely to engage in risky behaviors and more likely to graduate from high school. 99% of our "Littles" avoided the juvenile justice system in 2016-17.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana develops mentors committed to helping boys and girls grow into the next generation of caring, confident and competent adults. Our one-to-one mentoring program is built upon nationally recognized research and practices that honor and value the wide range of developmental needs of boys and girls as well as the diversity of their communities. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana formed as a result of a merger of two strong organizations, Big Brothers of Greater Indianapolis (founded in 1970) and Big Sisters of Central Indiana (founded in 1971). These organizations operated successfully for 30 years before the boards of both agencies agreed to merge operations and missions in 2002.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States. We have been the leader in one-to-one youth service for more than a century, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people. Founded in 194, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri aims to provide a mentor for every child who wants and needs one. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri matches children ages 5-17 with mentors in professionally supported one-to-one relationships. We currently provide services to children and families in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, Cape Girardeau County and Scott County.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh is to make positive differences in the lives of children by providing one-to-one mentoring programs and related services that help youth discover their highest potential and grow to become responsible adults leading productive and rewarding lives. The Big Brothers Big Sisters program is all about preventing problems among youth by getting to kids early, before destructive behaviors can take root. When a positive, supportive mentor- someone with a different background and perspectives- gets involved in a child's life, the child often discovers a potential they didn't know they had. And the child always feels better knowing that someone cares for them.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. The Big Brothers Big Sisters Vision is successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for all. For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles), ages 7 through 16, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

Established in 1949, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay's (BBBSMB) mission is to promote the healthy development of children through the nurturing of continuing, one-to-one friendships with caring, responsible adults, supported by trained professional staff. As one of the largest adult-to-child mentoring organizations in the nation, BBBSMB currently serves over 3,500 youth in one-to-one relationships, and more than 100 additional youth in group activities and camperships. Our service area encompasses 155 cities and towns throughout the Massachusetts Bay area.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County matches children ages 6-18 with mentors, in professionally supported one-to-one relationships. Our mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with measurable impact. National research has shown that positive relationships between youth and their Big Brothers and Big Sisters mentors have a direct and measurable impact on children's lives.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

Founded in 1957, Big Brothers Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. We work with children who deal with all kinds of challenges, including poverty, family instability, and marginalization. Big Brothers Big Sisters directly serves more than 2300 mentors and youth, building strong and supportive relationships to foster change in each person, family, and community.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

Big Brothers Big Sisters is the single largest, oldest and most well evaluated national youth mentoring program. Locally, Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County has been providing one-to-one mentoring since 1961. We provide clear pathways and structured support for committed community members to serve others in ways that cross class, race, and geographic lines. The agency's approach is unique in the level of training and support we provide mentors, the rigor of volunteer background checks and in our targeted programs and neighborhood outreach initiatives to serve high-risk, under-served populations. Each year we serve over 3,000 children, families and volunteers through our 1:1 mentoring programs.<br>Our organization has been recognized as being top of their class for excellent service, fiscal responsibility, and quality standards: # 1 Non Profit for At -Risk Youth - Philanthropedia ; Gold Star Agency - BBBS of America

Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River & Okeechobee Counties

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

Our service matches children from primarily one-parent households, with adult volunteers. The mentors and the children come from all walks of life. Prospective volunteers, who usually commit to an hour a week for abut a year, are carefully evaluated by agency staff. Each match is based on the needs of the child and the interests of both the child and the volunteer. Once a match is made, professional caseworkers are there to provide advice and support to help the match grow.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, Inc.

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.<br><br>Our vision is that all children achieve success in life. <br><br>Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay is part of the nation's largest donor and volunteer-supported mentoring network, and holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. In 2015, nearly 3,000 children were paired with mentors in Hillsborough, Citrus, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk Hernando and Sumter counties.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands is a community-based mentoring program. We match children in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro and surrounding areas of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa with caring adult mentors. Big Brothers Big Sisters operates under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 7 through 18, in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro area. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

Since its inception in 1968, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast has grown from a small volunteer organization to its position today as the leading youth mentoring organization in Southwest Florida, with a history of serving more than 22,000 children and youth. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast serves children and youth in schools and community locations throughout the Gulf Coast of Florida, including Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands and West Charlotte Counties. We help children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships with measurable impact.

Bivona Child Advocacy Center

Children's and Family Services

Mission:

Bivona Child Advocacy Center is a safe, welcoming place where children who have been sexually or physically abused can begin their journey of healing. The statistics on sexual abuse are startling. About one in 10 children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. Our 22 professional partner agencies are co-located under one roof to surround children with support and protection. <br><br>Children who come to Bivona's child-friendly setting receive a forensic interview, a medical evaluation, meet with a victim advocate, and connect with a therapist all in one place so they do not have to repeat their traumatic stories of abuse over and over again. <br><br>Since Bivona opened its doors in 2004, nearly 17,000 children have been evaluated.

Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth & Families

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth & Families (BMH) is a safe, supportive, Christian environment for children who are dependent, neglected, abused, homeless or who otherwise cannot live with their families. BMH is affiliated with the Presbytery of Western North Carolina and the Presbyterian Church (USA). The mission of the Home is to glorify God by caring for children and families. Black Mountain Home serves children from birth through college graduation who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected. Typically, youth come to BMH when a court has decided that it is not safe or healthy for the child to remain with their family. Some may stay only a few weeks, while others may spend a considerable part of their growing up years at the Home. In FY 2010-2011 Black Mountain Home served 50 children from 11 counties.

Blessings in A Backpack

Social Services

Mission:

Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry. Blessings in a Backpack is currently feeding over 89,000 children in nearly 1100 schools in 47 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in schools. We are feeding the future of America, one school at a time.

Blind Children's Center

Social Services

Mission:

The Blind Children's Center's mission is to foster the development and education of children - birth through 2nd grade - who are visually impaired in an inclusive, family-focused setting. <br><br>The Center was founded in 1938 by Southern California Delta Gammas. Each year the Center serves approximately 100 children who are blind or visually impaired and provides an array of support services for more than 500 family members. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive program of specialized education and training which will optimize our students' development and opportunities to lead a meaningful and productive life. <br><br>We are committed to a family-focused approach where parents, siblings, grandparents, and caregivers are included in the educational process every step of the way. In keeping with best practices, our programs are fully inclusive with sighted children integrated in each class, providing unique opportunities for social interaction and acquisition of critical skills.

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Food Banks, Food Pantries, and Food Distribution

Mission:

Our MISSION is to provide nourishing food to our neighbors in need through vibrant community partnerships and passionate public support. Our VISION is that everyone has enough to eat. <br><br>Founded in 1981, today the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank serves 25 counties and 8 cities on either side of the Blue Ridge through distribution centers in Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Winchester and our headquarters in Verona. We provide nutritious food to 105,100 people each month through a far-reaching network of 212 food pantries, soup kitchens, schools, churches and other nonprofit groups.<br><br>We are members of Feeding America, a national organization supporting more than 200 food banks across the country, and the largest domestic hunger relief agency in the U.S. We are also members of the Federation of Virginia Food Banks, an association of the seven food banks in Virginia.<br>

Bo's Place

Children's and Family Services

Mission:

Bo's Place is a free-of-charge bereavement center offering multiple grief support services for children, families, and adults in their grief journey, and provides education and resources for those who assist people in grief. Bo's Place exists to enhance the lives of those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Founded in 1990, Bo's Place operates on the belief that it is helpful and healing for grieving children and adults to share their stories, memories, experiences, thoughts, and feelings with other grieving children and adults. Bo's Place offers the only free on-going grief support program in the greater Houston area for children and their families.

Bob Woodruff Family Foundation

Social Services (Grantmaking)

Mission:

The Bob Woodruff Family Foundation's mission is to ensure injured post-9/11 service members, veterans, and their families are thriving long after they return home. We find and fund innovative programs, with a special emphasis on the hidden injuries, in communities where veterans, their families, and caregivers live and work. We tackle the problems that can prevent our veterans from fulfilling their dreams for the next chapter of their lives. It is by connecting communities with the brave heroes returning to them, that we are best able to provide more than stopgap measures, but long-term solutions that take a holistic approach to recovery.

Boca Helping Hands, Inc.

Social Services

Mission:

Boca Helping Hands (BHH) mission is to provide food, medical, and financial assistance to meet basic human needs as well as education, job training, and guidance to create self-sufficiency. Operating since 1998, BHH serves lunch 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday and a Thursday Night Family Dinner; Distributes over 5,000 pantry bags monthly to qualified individuals, Reaching over 1,000 elementary students through BHH Backpacks with 6 meals and 2 snacks for 33 weekends during the school year; Job Mentoring Program helps clients through computer classes, resume building, and online job searches; Job Training Programs include: Hospitality, Home Health Aide; CDL (Commercial Driver's License), Customer Service Representative, and IT Help Desk Technician; Resource Center helps qualified Boca residents in crisis situations with limited financial help, budget planning and referrals to other agencies; Children's Assistance Program (CAP) helps working parents with summer camp, aftercare & daycare.

Boothbay Region YMCA

Multipurpose Human Service Organizations

Mission:

The Boothbay Region YMCA has been serving the community since 1955. It was founded and is sustained by leaders of the community to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to become healthier, more confident, connected and secure.<br><br>The Boothbay Region YMCA's mission is to strengthen individuals, families, and the community, guided by Christian principles including the universal values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility through programs that will build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

Social Services

Mission:

The mission of Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center is to that the children, youth and families have the resources and supports they need to achieve greater economic success and social and physical well-being. Since 1969, BCNC has served as a vital link supporting the growing Asian immigrant and Asian American community of greater Boston. With a focus on serving those most in need, over 70% of BCNC's constituents meet federal poverty guidelines. BCNC provides resources that strengthen self-sufficiency and encourages integration into the US while preserving the rich cultural heritage and traditions of the Asian community. BCNC is a state-certified minority provider serving over 2,300 people each year through one or more of the following programs: (1) Acorn Center for Early Education and Care (2) Adult Education (3) Arts and Enrichment (4) Family Child Care (5) Family Services (6) Recreation and Fitness (7) Recreation and Fitness and (8) the Youth Center.

Boulder Jewish Community Center

Multipurpose Human Service Organizations

Mission:

The Boulder Jewish Community Center's mission is to provide programs and services based in Jewish values and traditions in a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather to connect, exchange ideas, learn, and grow together.

Boy Scouts of America Catalina Council

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

The mission of Catalina Council is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. We offer programs and activities that instill values and teach life skills to an ever increasing number of youth by coordinating community resources to build tomorrow's leaders today.

Boy Scouts of America Sam Houston Area Council

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

The Boy Scouts of America, Sam Houston Area Council is dedicated to providing the opportunity for all youth to engage in age appropriate, positive and impactful programs within the 16 counties served in southeast Texas. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. <br>The Boy Scouts of America provides youth with programs and activities that allow them to try new things, providing service to others, building self-confidence and reinforcing ethical standards. While team sports programs and many other youth activities teach basic skills and promote teamwork, Scouting goes beyond that - developing character and encouraging youth to achieve a deeper appreciation for service to others in their community.<br> <br>

Boy Scouts of America, Capitol Area Council

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

Since 1912, the Boy Scouts of America, Capitol Area Council, has worked to prepare every eligible youth in Central Texas to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law. We achieve this annually through thousands of dedicated, talented volunteers and a small number of professional staff. We serve youth, families and communities through Scouting programs in 15 Central Texas counties: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, DeWitt, Fayette, Gillespie, Gonzales, Hays, Lavaca, Lee, Llano, Mason, Travis and Williamson.

Boy Scouts of America, Chief Seattle Council

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

The Boy Scouts of America, Chief Seattle Council, is the Seattle council of the national Boy Scouts of America organization. The council's primary purpose is to organize and supervise the scouting program. The scouting program provides education for youth and youth adults led by trained volunteers. This is accomplished through community service, character building, citizenship training, career exploration and high adventure programs. The Chief Seattle Council service area includes Clallam, Jefferson, King, Kitsap and North Mason counties.

Boy Scouts of America, Coronado Area Council

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America--incorporated on February 8, 1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916--is to provide an educational program for boys and young adults to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness. The Coronado Area Council continues its proud heritage of serving community organizations across the 32 counties that comprise our service area. More than 3,700 youth participate in the Scouting and Exploring programs provided by nearly 1,500 dedicated volunteer leaders.

Boy Scouts of America, Cradle of Liberty Council

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

The Boy Scouts of America, Cradle of Liberty Council was created on January 1, 1996 through the consolidation of the former Philadelphia and Valley Forge Councils. It serves more than 69,000 youth in over 1,000 units, making it one of the largest councils in the nation. The council is charged with both promoting and carrying out all types of Scouting programs in the three county area. In addition to the traditional Scouting disciplines, the council is also presenting Learning for Life programs to over 50,000 school youth in grades K-12. These programs are classroom based and feature age appropriate and grade specific lesson plans to enhance and support the core curricula of each school.

Boy Scouts of America, Heart of America Council

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America, Heart of America Council, is to prepare the young people of eastern Kansas and western Missouri to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. The vision of the Council is to as to be recognized by our public as the premiere youth organization in the communities we serve. In addition, we want to be recognized by other BSA councils and the National Council as second to none in all endeavors, and setting the standard in all measurable items.

Boy Scouts of America, Long Beach Area Council

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

Founded in 1919, the Long Beach Area Council prepares young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Scouts ages 6-21 give back over 35,000 hours of service annually to the greater Long Beach, Lakewood, Bellflower, Signal Hill, and Avalon communities. Changing lives through leadership, service, life skills, teamwork, and positive role models.<br>

Boy Scouts of America, Montana Council

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

The mission of the Montana Council is to help young people make ethical and moral decisions over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

Boy Scouts of America, Orange County Council

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

Established in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America Orange County Council prepares young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. In 2017, we provided quality education, leadership skills and outdoor adventure across Orange County to 19,739 young people, ages 5-20, through the Scouting programs of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing and Exploring. <br><br>Additionally, our four outdoor facilities provided educational and camping experiences to more than 55,000 young people in Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, local school districts, youth organizations and individual youth and families. <br><br>We annually support nearly 10,000 registered adult volunteers/mentors who contribute more than 1 million volunteer hours, annually, to the Scouting program.

Boy Scouts of America, South Texas Council

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

The mission of the South Texas Council is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Their vision is to prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.

Boy Scouts of America, Southwest Florida Council

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

Boy Scouts of America, Southwest Florida Council, chartered in 1929, prepares young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. The Southwest Florida Council provides a program that is fun for all eligible youth in our Council; and through the values of the Scout Oath and Law develops them into the future leaders of our communities. The Council currently has over 32,000 boys and girls ranging in ages from 7-20 years old involved in their programs. These programs are run by more than 4,000 adult volunteers.

Boys & Girls Club of Collier County

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

Boys & Girls Club of Collier County inspires and enables all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. We help them build the skills that they will need to be successful in life. The Boys & Girls Club is a youth development organization that is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of the youth of our community. We provide: a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals; life-enhancing programs and character development experiences, and hope and opportunity. Our programs include character, leadership, education and career development, health and life skills, arts, sports, fitness, technology and specialized initiatives.

Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

They Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis has been offering quality programs to youth grades K-12 in Corvallis and the surrounding area since 1971. We serve over 1,800 members ages 5-18, and provide outreach services to 10,000 youth across Benton County. We provide 600 free meals daily and, at our Johnson Dental Clinic, we offer oral health care to uninsured children in our community. The vision of the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis is to be the youth organization families and youth choose for its friendly, inclusive, and fun environment, that helps school-age youth reach their full potential as productive, responsible, caring citizens.

Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Mission:

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greenwich works to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. We are committed to promoting high-quality educational programs, building a sense of character and citizenship, maintaining diversity, and offering kids a safe, nurturing, and affordable environment.