Oceana has identified a unique opportunity to designate large marine reserves in the area around the Juan Fernandez Islands and the Desventuradas Islands (ie. the "Galapagos of Chile"). These marine reserves - 100K and 300K square km, respectively - would protect the livelihoods of artisanal fishers and those dependent on the tourism industry. To achieve this, Oceana will document biodiversity, mobilize national support and appeal to the Chilean government to implement the proposals.
The process of getting food requires a dynamic infrastructure and sophisticated management. Feeding America secures donations from national food, grocery manufacturers, retailers, shippers, packers and growers and from government agencies . Feeding America then moves donated food to member food banks who distribute food through meal programs that serve 46 million people each year.
Each year, Safe Horizon provides shelter to over 3,000 women and children who have left abusive homes. Many have escaped violence with just the clothes on their backs and whatever items they could grab as they fled. This project will provide essential housewares (cooking supplies, cleaning products, bedding, etc.) for 1,000 families in Safe Horizon's domestic violence shelters, giving the women and children we help the comfort and safety of home.
Our mission: To help law enforcement find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation and prevent future victimization. As the nonprofit leading the fight to keep children safer from abduction and sexual exploitation, NCMEC is dedicated to the victims of these crimes and their families. Co-founded in 1984 by missing child advocates John and Reve Walsh after their son Adam's abduction and murder, NCMEC's role has grown to respond to evolving threats against our nation's children.
The One Love Foundation's mission is to end relationship violence by educating, empowering, and activating young people in a movement for change. Created to honor Yeardley Love, a UVA senior who was beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend just weeks before graduation. After her death, her family and friends were shocked to learn the statistics that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will be in an abusive relationship in his or her lifetime. One Love's work today is dedicated to changing those statistics.
In 2015, loveisrespect answered more than 60,000 calls, chats and texts from across the U.S. and its territories. We provide support, crisis intervention, safety planning, education and empowerment through 24/7 telephone lines, online chat and text messaging. Your donation of $20 allows us to provide a young survivor with resources to live a life free of abuse. If we reach our goal of $50,000, you will help us support 2,500 young people looking to prevent or end an abusive relationship.
National Wildlife Federation's Adopt-a-Wildlife-Acre program solves dangerous conflicts between wildlife and livestock around Yellowstone National Park and throughout the Northern Rockies. With your help, we work to retire critical territory for wild bighorn sheep, bison, grizzly bears, wolves and other wildlife. The Adopt-a-Wildlife-Acre program creates agreements with local ranchers where we offer fair prices in exchange for retiring their grazing lands, giving wildlife more room to roam.
A horse with a home and a purpose is a happy horse! The EQUUS Foundation helps support more than 1,000 horse rescues and equine therapy charities across the United States. These facilities are hard at work every day not only rescuing and rehabbing neglected and abused horses but also tapping into the power of horses to help heal people with special needs. We make sure they are operating at the highest standards for horse care & use.
Animals often come into shelters suffering from severe illness or injury as a result of abuse or neglect. Thanks to the Petfinder Foundation's Emergency Medical Fund, these pets can get lifesaving care, stop suffering and find forever homes rather than being euthanized.
Only 5% of Canada's native grasslands remain, and they are filled with North America's iconic species: wolves, grizzlies, bighorn sheep, moose, bison, eagles and more. Park managers set controlled fires to attract grazers like elk that eat invasive species and keep the prairies from being overrun. But elk attract wolves, and wolves scare away elk. Help Earthwatch scientists better understand these chain reactions to ensure that a healthy, balanced ecosystem is maintained.
The Jane Goodall Institute's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center (TCRC) in the Republic of Congo is home to more than 150 orphaned chimpanzees. The chimpanzees, victims of the illegal commercial bush meat trade, often arrive at the sanctuary sick, malnourished, and close to death. Under the skillful care of Tchimpounga's dedicated staff, these chimpanzees receive a second chance at life.
Operation Purple Healing Adventures are family retreats designed specifically to help families dealing with injuries, including PTSD or TBI. Healing Adventures offer a place to rediscover family-fun and togetherness, specifically for those families trying to adjust to a "new normal." "It pulled us closer together and at the same time took me out of my comfort zone. Never made to feel like our sickness and challenges are handicaps." -Service Member dad
Serving girls in the United States & Canada with intensive, holistic, long-term programming that treats each girl as an individual, your investment will help bring the Girls Inc. Experience to more girls, whose needs are not currently being met with a deep level of support. Across the U.S. & Canada, Girls Inc. is providing real solutions to the unique issues girls face. The Girls Inc. Experience consists of people, an environment & programming that together empower girls to succeed.
People with disabilities are severely underrepresented in science and engineering fields. For over 25 years, Entry Point! has been recruiting and screening students with disabilities and strong academic records, and giving them paid internships at some of the nation's strongest, most competitive research agencies and companies, from NASA to Microsoft. We've placed more than 600 individuals over the years, and 85% have gone on to become working scientists.
Iridescent is a science and engineering education nonprofit that inspires young people to solve big problems by developing their curiosity, creativity, and perseverance through building hands-on engineering and technology projects. Your support enables us to create our own "Science Superheroes" through providing a high quality STEM education to thousands of children worldwide and empowering them to think like engineers and scientists.
DIY Girls is partnering with Society of Women Engineers collegiate chapters to mentor and inspire underserved girls. Our program allows young girls to learn about STEM careers in a hands-on way from young women who are currently pursuing engineering degrees. Through mentorship, girls will complete creative engineering projects and will learn about what the experience of women studying engineering is like directly from college engineering students.
US2020, a national initiative of Citizen Schools, transforms everyday science, technology, engineering, and math professionals into STEM Superheroes, capable of changing the trajectory of STEM education in America. With the power of the US2020 Platform, STEM professionals engage in high-quality STEM mentoring with underserved and underrepresented students. STEM Superheroes work with students in hands-on projects that create moments of discovery and inspire students to pursue a STEM career.
Mouse (www.mouse.org) is a national nonprofit that empowers youth to create technology with purpose. Our Green Tech course turns students into sustainable technology leaders in their community. With our hands-on, interactive projects, youth learn about renewable energy by building generators and turbines, and make recommendations to improve the technology carbon footprint at their school!