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Adopt-A-Minefield
"Helps save lives by raising funds for mine clearance and survivor assistance and by raising awareness about the landmine problem."

Amnesty International
"Campaigns to free all prisoners of conscience; ensure fair and prompt trials for political prisoners; abolish the death penalty, torture and other cruel treatment of prisoners; end political killings and "disappearances"; and oppose human rights abuses by opposition groups."

Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund
Started by Ms. Hepburn's children to continue her humanitarian work.

Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation
"Encourages and supports research to develop effective treatments and a cure for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and other central nervous system disorders."

Davidson Institute for Talent Development
"Our mission is to recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference."

Doctors Without Borders
"Delivers emergency aid to victims of armed conflict, epidemics, and natural and man-made disasters, and to others who lack health care due to social or geographical isolation."

Dress for Success
"Provides interview suits, confidence boosts and career development to more than 30,000 women in over 70 cities each year."

Earth Conservation Corps
"The ECC supports young adults with limited opportunities in learning to take pride in themselves and their community through important conservation service and training."

Enterprise Foundation
"We work with partners to provide low-income people with affordable housing, safer streets and access to jobs and child care."

Fistula Foundation
"The Fistula Foundation is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of obstetric fistula through support of the programs of Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia."

God's Love We Deliver
"Prepares and delivers fresh, nutritious, high-quality meals to people living with HIV/AIDS who are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves."

Greyston Foundation
"Greyston's integrative philosophy combines social change work with personal growth to build a healthy and diverse community.  Its mission is to help people visualize and realize their path to self-sufficiency. From the beginning Greyston recognized that housing, job opportunities and a sense of community need to co-exist in order for individuals and families to break the cycle of poverty and achieve their goals."

Habitat for Humanity
"Brings families and communities in need together with volunteers and resources to build decent, affordable housing."

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
"Children with cancer or serious blood diseases find camaraderie, joy and a renewed sense of being a kid.  They also get to do things that no one knew they were capable of doing."

The Hunger Site
"A leader in online activism and a dynamic force in the fight to end world hunger."

Jewish Fund for Justice
"The Jewish Fund for Justice is a national, publicly-supported foundation that acts on the historic commitment of the Jewish people to tzedakah (righteous giving) and tikkun olam (repair of the world)."

Make-A-Wish Foundation
"Grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy."

Mazon
"Allocates donations from the Jewish community to nonprofit organizations providing food, help and hope to hungry people of all faiths and backgrounds.

NAMES Project Foundation
"Strives to serve all communities affected by HIV and AIDS."

National Coalition for the Homeless
"Engages in public education, policy advocacy, and grassroots organizing to end homelessness."

Operation Smile
"Provides reconstructive surgery and related health care to indigent children and young adults in developing countries and the United States."

The Other Side
"We advance a healing Christian vision that's biblical and compassionate, appreciative of the creative arts, and committed to the intimate intertwining of personal spirituality and social transformation."

Oxfam International
"Oxfam International is a confederation of 12 organizations working together with over 3000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty, suffering and injustice."

The Posse Foundation
"The Posse Foundation identifies, recruits and trains student leaders from public high schools to form multicultural teams called “Posses.”  These teams are then prepared, through an intensive eight-month Pre-Collegiate Training Program, for enrollment at top-tier universities nationwide to pursue their academics and to help promote cross-cultural communication on campus."

Seva Foundation
"Seva seeks to serve an evolving vision that integrates the ancient and the modern in ways that promote health and human harmony.  It is a vision that has us working with modern surgeons and traditional healers, sharing the technology for surgically implanted lenses and supporting herbal remedies used by Mayan midwives. A vision that accommodates the best of both worlds."

Share Our Strength
"Share Our Strength believes it takes an entire community — sharing their talents and skills — to help end hunger.  Share Our Strength mobilizes individuals to share their strength and creates opportunities for them to do so."

Shoah Foundation
Mission statement is "to eliminate prejudice, intolerance, and bigotry--and the suffering they cause--through the educational use of the Foundation's visual history testimonies."

Surviving and Moving Forward: The SAMFund for Young Adult Survivors of Cancer
"Created to assist young adult survivors of cancer with a successful transition into their post-treatment life, by providing financial support through the distribution of grants and scholarships."

Ubuntu Education Fund
The Ubuntu Education Fund is "a nonprofit organization that empowers communities through sustainable health and education initiatives.  Today, Ubuntu serves over 24,000 children and 13,000 adults in the townships of Port Elizabeth (South Africa.)"

Women's Lunch Place
"Created to provide a safe, comfortable daytime refuge, nutritious food, and basic resources for women and children who are homeless and poor."

Worldwide Fistula Fund
"The Worldwide Fistula Fund was founded out of concern for the hundreds of thousands of women in the developing world who suffer from injuries related to labor and delivery."

OTHER RESOURCES

Changemakers
"Changemakers is a national public foundation that models and supports community-based social change philanthropy."

Oprah's Angel Network
"Created to inspire people to use their lives... and to reap the truest rewards that come from giving to others."

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

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Kathleen Brehony, Ordinary Grace: An Examination of the Roots of Compassion, Altruism, and Empathy ... Bill Halamandaris, Be the Light: A Blueprint for a Happy and Successful Life

Irving R. Warner, The Art of Fund Raising

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