2018 Philanthropy 100: LA and NY Philanthropies You Should Know

2018 Philanthropy 100: LA and NY Philanthropies You Should Know

Presenting CSQ’s 2018 Philanthropy 100—our 6th annual guide features 100 charities, foundations, and philanthropies from across the Greater Los Angeles and, for the first time, Greater New York regions

At CSQ, philanthropy is a vital part of our network and community, as well as crucially needed in our current societal, environmental, and political climate. When the world seems to be in a constant state of disarray and chaos, glimpses of light can be found in the immeasurable work that philanthropic organizations do to create a better tomorrow. Our Visionaries across all industries, elevated leaders of wealth and powerful impact, are on the forefront of philanthropic endeavors, lending insight and significant donations to causes and organizations closest to their hearts in order to heal the world and humanity. Philanthropy itself has a way of bringing together those who may not always see eye-to-eye, because its value means more than any difference of opinions. Since its inception in 2013, the Philanthropy 100 has been an imperative part of our platform, elevating deserving charities, foundations, and philanthropies, however big or small, new or old, for all the needed and hard work they do make the world shine a little brighter and people smile a little more often. Beginning this year, in conjunction with our expansion to New York, organizations in the United States’ largest markets are featured and recognized, to spotlight those striving for good across the continent and the world.

With our expansion comes open arms, and we are honored to formally introduce the 2018 Philanthropy 100.



ACCION EAST

New York
PHIL FACT For more than 50 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through its financial inclusion work with more than 90 partners in 40 countries.
accion.org

ALZHEIMER’S LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT For nearly 40 years, we have been providing free programs and support to individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Until there’s a cure, Alzheimer’s Los Angeles, will provide the care.
alzheimersLA.org

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION

New York
PHIL FACT For almost a century, the ACLU has been determined to protect the civil rights and liberties that each individual of the United States is guaranteed under the Constitution and law.
aclu.org

AMERICAN RED CROSS

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT Last spring, local volunteers helped prevent needless tragedies in local vulnerable communities by installing nearly 4,000 smoke alarms during a four-week Sound the Alarm, Save a Life event.
LEADERSHIP Jarrett Barrios, CEO; Scott J. Olmsted, Chair, Board of Directors
MISSION The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
FOUNDED $2.7B
‘17 REVENUE 1916
CONTACT Kate Smith – kate.smith@redcross.org
redcross.org

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL USA

New York
PHIL FACT Amnesty International USA is just one of the country’s sections that make up Amnesty International worldwide, which works together across the United States and abroad to tackle human rights’ most pressing issues.
amnestyusa.org

ARTS & MINDS

New York
PHIL FACT Physician-led and art-focused, Arts & Minds serves people with dementia in New York City and provides training to the Smithsonian and other museums.
LEADERSHIP James M. Noble, MD and Carolyn Halpin-Healy, Co-Founders
MISSION Arts & Minds is a nonprofit organization committed to improving quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their caregivers. We partner with museums to create positive emotional and cognitive experiences, enhance communication and reduce isolation through meaningful engagement with art.
FOUNDED 2010
CONTACT Carolyn Halpin-Healy, Executive Director, chalpinhealy@artsandminds.org
artsandminds.org

ASSOCIATION TO BENEFIT CHILDREN

New York
PHIL FACT ABC’s early childhood programs are rated in the top 5% of all early childhood programs in New York City.
a-b-c.org


PHIL 100 SPOTLIGHT
Gretchen Buchenholz

Executive Director,
Association to Benefit Children

“This work found me when I least expected it. I was an accidental witness to human atrocities — terrified children who were hopeless, hungry, and homeless. Their knuckle marks were left on the door that separated them from the officials who were systematically warehousing them in dangerous, squalid hotels and barrack shelters. I called the New York Times, which sent a reporter; the Red Cross, which sent disaster workers supplies; and the First Deputy Commissioner. In a few moments that day I learned that child poverty is a very complex yet eerily simple issue. Every one of us can make an enormous difference. The common will can make all the difference.”


AVIVA FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT As one of only 12 agencies in Los Angeles County to receive the Human Rights Campaign Seal of Recognition, Aviva proudly supports and serves LGBTQ youth and families.
avivacenter.org

BLIND CHILDREN’S CENTER

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT We began in a private home in 1938. Now in our 80th year, we serve 80 students and families each year from across Los Angeles County.
blindchildrenscenter.org

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA GREATER LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT Boy Scouts of America is excited to announce that our Cub Scout program is now open to boys and girls, and in February 2019, girls are also welcome to participate in Scouts (formerly Boy Scouts) program for older youth. By welcoming both girls and boys into the program, even more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Scouting promises.
LEADERSHIP Jeff Hunt, Scout Executive and CEO; Kelli Nakayama, Director of Strategic Initiatives
MISSION The mission of the Greater Los Angeles Area Council, Boy Scouts of America 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. GLAAC provides programs that build character and instill the values of citizenship, compassion, cooperation, courage, health and fitness, honesty, perseverance, positive attitude, resourcefulness, respect, and responsibility.
FOUNDED 1915
‘17 REVENUE $21.9M
NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS Located in one of the largest, most diverse communities in the nation with a rich tradition in Scouting, the Greater Los Angeles Area Council served over 37,000 youth and engaged 10,000 local volunteers. More than 27,000 youth attended our camps where our leadership and character-building programs come to life. These outdoor learning laboratories are where youth practice skills, explore career opportunities, identify lifelong hobbies, build confidence, and learn peer-leadership skills that have a lifelong impact on their character development, ethics, and values.
BOARD MEMBERS Tim Greenleaf, Board Chair, Steve Craig, Council Commissioner, Tom McDonald, Board VP of Development
CONTACT Kelli Nakayama, kelli.nakayama@scouting.org
glaacbsa.org

 

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF METRO LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT Boys & Girls Clubs of LA grows out of our desire to expand our youth services, improve existing programs, streamline funding, and meet the evolving needs of our community.
LEADERSHIP Calvin Lyons, CEO and President; Karen E. Pointer, Esq., Chair, Board of Directors
MISSION To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
FOUNDED 2015
‘17 REVENUE $4.7M
CONTACT Kimberly Washington, Kimberly.Washington@bgcmla.org
bgcmla.org

BRAIN & BEHAVIOR RESEARCH FOUNDATION

New York
PHIL FACT 100% of all contributions are invested in the foundation’s grants to world-renowned scientists to fund their cutting-edge research in brain and behavior.
bbrfoundation.org

BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION

New York
PHIL FACT BCRF is funding nearly 300 physicians across 14 countries and six continents for the past 25 years, making it the top-rated breast cancer organization in the US.
bcrf.org

BUILD

New York
PHIL FACT BUILD was founded to help low-income entrepreneurs realize their dreams and since its inception in 1999 has incubated more than 750 youth businesses.
build.org

CENTRAL PARK CONSERVANCY

New York
PHIL FACT The Central Park Conservancy is the only nonprofit that raises the park’s annual budget of $80M and is responsible for keeping the park beautiful year-round.
centralparknyc.org

CASA PACIFICA

Camarillo, CA
PHIL FACT Casa Pacifica is the largest nonprofit provider of children’s mental health services in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
casapacifica.org

CHASE FOUNDATION

Calabasas, CA
PHIL FACT The organization supports the Child Life programs at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and Providence Tarzana Hospital.
LEADERSHIP Robin Richards, President; Susan Richards, Treasurer
MISSION The Chase Foundation was founded in memory of Chase Richards by his loving family after he passed away at 2 years old when cancer relentlessly took his life. All children deserve and need the chance to be kids. Child Life Specialists help hospitalized children realize their chance to be kids by providing for their social, emotional, and development needs, helping them cope, and improving their outcomes.
FOUNDED 1992
‘17 REVENUE $384,000
CONTACT Jay Marks, admin@chasefoundation.org
chasefoundation.com

CHESS-IN-THE-SCHOOLS

New York
PHIL FACT America’s original chess-education organization, Chess-in-the-Schools helps youths develop critical thinking skills in 48 schools in New York City, teaching more than 500,000 students.
chessintheschools.org

CHILDREN’s BUREAU

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT For every $1 spent on prevention, $4 to $9 is saved in future public spending. Children’s Bureau is one of the largest investors in child abuse prevention in the country. The benefits from investing in young children are too great to ignore.
all4kids.org

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT Provides more than 350 pediatric specialty programs and $232.6M in community benefits annually to children and their families.
chla.org

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF MANHATTAN

New York
PHIL FACT The Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s annual gala this year, co-hosted by Halley K. Harrisburg and Laurie M. Tisch, raised $1.5M for programs for the museum and across the city.
cmom.org

CITYMEALS-ON-WHEELS


New York
PHIL FACT Citymeals-On-Wheels delivers to all five boroughs to 18,000 homebound elders, providing more than 2 million meals and a lifeline of nourishment.
citymeals.org

CITY HARVEST

New York
PHIL FACT City Harvest is NYC’s largest food rescue organization, helping feed 1 million New Yorkers who struggle to obtain food, through the salvation of over 61 million pounds of food to deliver it free-of-charge.
cityharvest.org

CITY OF HOPE

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT Named one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer treatment for the past 10 years by U.S. News & World Report, City of Hope has successfully performed more than 14,000 bone marrow and stem cell transplants.
cityofhope.org

CONCORDIA

New York
PHIL FACT A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to actively fostering, elevating, and sustaining public-private sector partnerships for social impact.
concordia.net

CREATIVE COMMUNITY FOR PEACE

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT Since 2012, CCFP has engaged more than 1,000 artists to build cultural bridges and advance the arts as a means to peace.
creativecommunityforpeace.com


PHIL 100 SPOTLIGHT
Jonathan Lipton

Director of Strategic Partnerships & Operations
Creative Community for Peace (CCFP)

“Since its inception, CCFP has reached more than a thousand artists and their representatives, and entertainment industry executives throughout the United State and Europe. Through our high-level advisory board, we carry the message that music and the arts have the ability to bring people together and can help unify rather than divide. I’ve spent my career dedicated to leaving the world better than how I came into it. For me, the work of CCFP allows me to fulfill that goal—by connecting people who otherwise may not meet or engage in dialogue. As a result of our work at CCFP, we have the ability to help lower tensions and even help lay the foundations for peacebuilding.”


DONORSCHOOSE.ORG

New York
PHIL FACT DonorsChoose.org makes it easy for anyone to help public school classrooms nationwide. Donors give to projects from teachers requesting resources their students need most.
donorschoose.org

ENCORE.ORG

New York
PHIL FACT Encore.org is the national innovation hub that believes people over 50 are a force for good and constitute an important “renewable resource” for productivity.
encore.org

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND

New York
PHIL FACT The EDF has worked tirelessly to help nature and humanity prosper by stabilizing the climate, feeding the world, and protecting the health of every person.
edf.org

EVERYCHILD FOUNDATION

Pacific Palisades, CA
PHIL FACT More than 200 LA women annually contribute $6,000 each and together select a $1M grant to one local, innovative, replicable project to ease to children’s suffering. No galas.
everychildfoundation.org

EVOLVE ENTERTAINMENT FUND

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT Through education, internships and mentorship, Mayor Garcetti’s EVOLVE program bridges the opportunity gap for young, underrepresented Angelenos pursuing entertainment careers. EVOLVE is a part of the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles.
lamayor.org

FOOD BANK FOR NYC

New York
PHIL FACT For the Food Bank For NYC, hunger is solvable and through the warehousing and delivering of 1.2 billion meals to over 1.5 million hungry New Yorkers every year, they plan to help solve it.
foodbanknyc.org

FORD FOUNDATION

New York
PHIL FACT The Ford Foundation has helped institutes like Human Rights Watch, the Public Broadcasting Service, and South Africa’s Legal Resource center while also assisting in challenging inequality across the globe.
fordfoundation.org

FOUNTAIN HOUSE & FOUNTAIN HOUSE GALLERY

New York
PHIL FACT Since 1948, more than 55,000 innovative philanthropists have invested in Fountain House’s evidence-based mental illness recovery model that has served hundreds of thousands of people in NYC and in more than 36 countries.
fountainhouse.org

FREE ARTS

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT Free Arts uses creativity and artistic expression to help more than 22,000 children across LA to once again believe in hope, resilience, and self-esteem after enduring abuse, neglect, poverty, and homelessness.
freearts.org

FREEFROM

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT FreeFrom is on a mission to create pathways to financial security and long-term safety for survivors of domestic violence.
freefrom.org

GAY MEN’S HEALTH CRISIS

New York
PHIL FACT The AIDS Walk New York, which benefits GMHC and other AIDS service organizations, is the world’s largest single-day AIDS fundraising event.
gmhc.org

GIRLS INC

New York
PHIL FACT Girls Inc. focuses on developing strong, bold, and smart girls through mentorship, a pro-girl environment, and research-based programming in hopes that girls of all ages will value themselves.
girlsinc.org

GOLDHIRSH FOUNDATION

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT The Goldhirsh Foundation primarily conducts its grantmaking via the My LA2050 Grants Challenge, a crowdsourced grants competition that asks applicants to help make LA the best place to live, learn, connect, and create by 2050.
goldhirshfoundation.org

GOODWILL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT Ninety-five cents of every budget dollar directly funds Goodwill Southern California’s programs and services that transform lives through the power of work.
goodwillsocal.org

GREEN CITY FORCE

Brooklyn, NY
PHIL FACT Green City Force centers on the engagement of youths from low-income communities in environmental services, earning the recognition of Most Innovative Nonprofit in 2013 from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
greencityforce.org

GROW GOOD

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT Grow Good partnered with The Salvation Army in 2011 to help transform and maintain a parcel of land to serve as an urban farm for The Bell Shelter, one of the largest homeless shelters in the US.
grow-good.org

HAMMER MUSEUM

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT The Hammer Museum has been a free-admission museum for five years, welcoming more than 1 million visitors to its galleries.
hammer.ucla.edu

HENRY STREET SETTLEMENT

New York
PHIL FACT Henry Street Settlement is celebrating 125 years of opportunities to more than 50,000 New York residents, especially Lower East Side individuals, through social services, art, and healthcare programs.
henrystreet.org

HIRSHBERG FOUNDATION FOR PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT The Hirshberg Foundation continues to fund groundbreaking scientific research, provide patient education and support, and empower patients and families whose lives are touched by pancreatic cancer.
pancreatic.org

ICM FOUNDATION

Los Angeles
LEADERSHIP Chairwoman: Hildy Gottlieb, Talent Partner
MISSION To provide guidance, peoplepower, and financial resources to arts and social service programs for the betterment of the lives of those in need in the communities where ICM employees live and work.
FOUNDED 2013
NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS -The ICM Community Partners Foundation allows employees to partner with and volunteer at organizations in Los Angeles and New York dedicated to social, environmental, and education-based improvement.
-ICM’s philanthropic opportunities also engage its clients. This summer, grant partner Harlem Grown and client Alejandra Ramos, a food and lifestyle expert, joined forces to teach youth living in the Harlem area how to prepare healthy, home-cooked meals.
-ICM’s annual Day of Service brought together its employees and grant partners for a community-building morning of volunteering across both cities. This year, approximately 450 ICM employees serviced 19 different organizations ranging from animal welfare and beach clean-up organizations to women’s centers.
CONTACT ICMCommunityPartnersFoundation@icmpartners.com
icm.limited/icm-philanthropy

IMAGINE LA

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT We mobilize the community to end the cycle of family homelessness, neglect, and chronic poverty.
imaginela.org

INHERSHOES

Cerritos, CA
PHIL FACT InHerShoes is dedicated to reaching five cities in the next five years across the country to catalyze courage in women to live and create courageously.
inhershoesmvmt.org

INSTITUTE OF NEURO INNOVATION FOUNDATION

Santa Monica, CA
PHIL FACT INI’s mission is to improve the lives of those suffering from neurological disorders through the advancement of research, innovation, and education.
inifoundation.org

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT IMC reached 8 million people with lifesaving services last year alone, including vaccinating 1.8 million children, delivering 55,000 babies, and training 106,000 health workers around the world.
internationalmedicalcorps.org

JOVENES

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT Located in Boyle Heights and serving communities throughout Southeast LA County, Jovenes helps youth, from ages 18-25 end their cycle of homelessness.
jovenesinc.org

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT JASoCal serves 70,000 students each year at more than 350 partner schools. More than 70% of students served in LA County are from low-to-moderate income households.
LEADERSHIP Les McCabe, President & CEO; Katiuska Delgado-Kirkwood, Senior Vice President
MISSION To inspire and prepare local youth to succeed in a global economy through community partnerships with business leaders, schools, and volunteers. “We are the leaders in financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work-readiness curriculum, helping young people make smart financial decisions, driving our next generation of entrepreneurs, and upscaling our future workforce. “
FOUNDED 1954
‘17 REVENUE $3.4M
CONTACT Holly Huntley-Krieger, Development Manager, hhuntley@jasocal.org
jasocal.org

LA84 FOUNDATION

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT The LA84 Foundation has impacted more than 3.9 million youth, funded 3,300 non-profits, trained 193,000 coaches, and operates a sports resource center. #PlayForAll
la84.org

LA CLIPPERS FOUNDATION

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT The L.A. Clippers Foundation works to inspire children through the game of basketball and utilize its unique position to provide resources and opportunities that make a positive difference toward leveling the playing field for youth in Southern California, with a focus on solving major problems facing the SoCal community.
clippers.com/foundation

LAURIE M. TISCH ILLUMINATION FUND

New York
PHIL FACT The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund has donated more than $100M to initiatives helping New Yorkers gain access to the arts, healthy food, and opportunities since its launch in 2007.
lmtif.org

LEARNING LABS VENTURE

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT Learning Lab Ventures has a 100% high school graduation rate and 95% of our students go on to attend a four-year college or university.
learninglabventures.com

LOVE BUTTON GLOBAL MOVEMENT

Agoura Hills, CA
PHIL FACT Love Button Global Movement Integrative Medicine Research & Outreach Program has awarded more than $100,000 in grants over the past year to develop the next generation of compassionate doctors.
lovebutton.org

MELTING POT FOUNDATION

Brooklyn, NY
PHIL FACT The Melting Pot Foundation works through the Brownsville Community Culinary Center to bring world-class, accessible cuisine to the community and offers culinary training programs.
meltingpotfoundationusa.org

MICHELSON 20MM FOUNDATION

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT Michelson 20MM is on the leading edge of impact investing and has thus far invested in a portfolio of 17 MISSION aligned startups.
LEADERSHIP Founder & Benefactors: Dr. Gary K. Michelson and Alya Michelson
MISSION Michelson 20MM, formed by Gary and Alya Michelson, is dedicated to supporting and investing in innovative entrepreneurs, technologies, and initiatives that seek to transform learning and improve access to educational opportunities that lead to meaningful careers.
FOUNDED 2010
CONTACT Phil Kim, phil@20mm.org
20mm.org

MICHELSON FOUND ANIMALS FOUNDATION

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT Since 2005, Michelson Found Animals has helped 1.6M pets, funded 37 scientific research projects, attracted 350,000 volunteer hours and invested in six pet tech startups.
LEADERSHIP Founder and Benefactors: Dr. Gary K. Michelson and Alya Michelson; Executive Director: Aimee Gilbreath
MISSION With a mission of “Saving Pets, Enriching Lives,” Michelson Found Animals Foundation is the only national animal welfare non-profit dedicated to ending pet homelessness with a social-enterprise model. MFAF operates a range of innovative programs to deliver sustainable solutions that improve the lives of pets and keep them in good homes.
FOUNDED 2005
CONTACT Aimee Gilbreath, Executive Director, a.gilbreath@foundanimals.org
foundanimals.org

MICHELSON MEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION

West Los Angeles
PHIL FACT With over $100M donated to date, the Michelson Medical Research Foundation is leveraging the collaboration of engineers, scientists, and physicians to solve real world problems by breaking new grounds, and improving existing treatments.
LEADERSHIP Dr. Gary K. Michelson and Alya Michelson
MISSION Michelson Medical Research Foundation aims to develop groundbreaking medical technologies and improve existing treatments through investments in innovative, cross-disciplinary research. Through partnerships with USC’s Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience, UW’s Institute for Protein Design, and Human Vaccines Project, we promote the development of disruptive technologies in immunology to combat global diseases.
FOUNDED 1995
michelsonmedical.org

 

NAACP LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND

New York
PHIL FACT Created in 1909 as a biracial endeavor to further advance the rights of African-Americans, NAACP is now the leading organization ensuring the political, social, and economic equality of all people and eliminating injustices.
naacp.org

NEO PHILANTHROPY

New York
PHIL FACT Since its inception, NEO has awarded more than $130M to innovative organizations leading the charge for social change.
neophilanthropy.org


PHIL 100 SPOTLIGHT
Jane Randel

Co-founder
NO MORE Campaign for NEO Philanthropy

“NO MORE was initially created as a unifying symbol in order to help increase the visibility of domestic violence and sexual assault, which, despite significant progress, too often remains hidden, misunderstood, and woefully underfunded. NO MORE has grown to become the largest and most successful domestic violence and sexual assault awareness and engagement initiative in history, with a coalition of more than 1400 organizations, and has sparked the creation of more than 30 state, local, and international campaigns. Today, spurred in part by the #MeToo movement, NO MORE is growing around the world.”


NETWORK FOR TEACHING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Los Angeles & New York
PHIL FACT NFTE believes that teaching entrepreneurship will help lead the next generation into the innovative economy of the 21st century and further better our world.
nfte.com

NEW WEST SYMPHONY

Thousand Oaks, CA
PHIL FACT The arts help students perform better academically. New West Symphony music education programs reach more than 5,000 students each year, with special concerts, tuition-free instruction, and its Music Van, a petting zoo with musical instruments.
LEADERSHIP Natalia Staneva, CEOr; Kim Woods, Board Chair
MISSION The New West Symphony inspires passion for symphonic music through live performances and education initiatives that engage and enrich diverse audiences.
FOUNDED 1995
‘17 REVENUE $2.48M
CONTACT Stephanie Wilson, Deputy Director and Director of Development, swilson@newwestsymphony.org, 805-435-2775
newwestsymphony.org

OUR HOUSE

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT Our House provides grief support for universal traumatic experiences, with programs serving individuals from all age groups through professional grief training, on-site grief response, and in-house grief support groups.
ourhouse-grief.org

PEACE 4 ANIMALS

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT Last year Peace 4 Animals donated approximately $1M to charity partners and animal welfare campaigns
supporting everything from the protection of endangered species to saving farm animals from slaughter.
peace4animals.net

PEN AMERICA

Los Angeles & New York
PHIL FACT Pen America is leading the charge in protecting the right of freedom of expression through celebration, festivals, and fundraising events.
pen.org

PENCILS OF PROMISE

New York
PHIL FACT Founded by Adam Braun in 2008, Pencils of Promise has built a total 492 schools in Ghana, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Laos since its inception, with a total of 96,572 students currently enrolled.
pencilsofpromise.org

PRATHAM USA

New York
PHIL FACT Of the 250 million children worldwide who cannot read or write, 100 million reside in India. Pratham USA aims to change that inequity.
LEADERSHIP Bala Venkatachalam, Executive Director; Deepak Raj, Chairman
MISSION Pratham is one of the largest and most successful NGOs in India with a mission of “Every Child in School and Learning Well.” Pratham USA, with 16 chapters across the U.S., raises awareness and mobilizes financial resources for our work on the ground.
FOUNDED 1999; Pratham was founded in 1995
‘17 REVENUE $20.68 million
CONTACT Puja Ogale, pogale@prathamusa.org
prathamusa.org

PROJECT SUNSHINE

New York
PHIL FACT Project Sunshine’s programs help more than 150,000 patients and families and partners with more than 325 medical partners and enlists 18,000 volunteers each year.
projectsunshine.org

PUPPIES BEHIND BARS

New York
PHIL FACT PBB allows prison inmates to help train and educate puppies for war veterans, first responders, and for law enforcement explosive-detection canine units.
puppiesbehindbars.com

ROBIN HOOD FOUNDATION

New York
PHIL FACT New York is one of the wealthiest cities in the country, yet still more than 1 million people live in poverty; the Robin Hood Foundation is working to amend that through grantmaking.
robinhood.org

ROOM TO GROW

New York
PHIL FACT With nine out of 10 children in our program meeting or exceeding their physical, cognitive, language, and socio-emotional benchmarks on time, and 80% of parents showing high levels of problem-solving and self-efficacy, we know we have a program that works.
roomtogrow.com

SAFE HORIZON

New York
PHIL FACT The largest victims service organization in the country, helping 250,000 people each year who are victims of crime and abuse, Safe Horizon is the winner of the 2018 Overall Nonprofit Excellence Award from the New York Community Trust/NPCC.
safehorizon.org

SAGE


New York
PHIL FACT SAGE has created the only natural resource center in the country on LGBT aging, while providing housing initiatives and other services to improve the lives of aging members of the LGBT community.
sageusa.org

SEARCH AND CARE

New York
PHIL FACT Serving more than 15,000 elderly members of the New York City community, Search and Care provides essential needs and services to help manage their day-to-day lives.
searchandcare.org

SEE-LA

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT SEE-LA is dedicated to keeping Los Angeles healthy, through its region-wide farmers’ markets and access to healthy products programs like CalFresh EBT, the WIC program, and Market Match.
seela.org

SEEDS OF PEACE

New York
PHIL FACT Seeds of Peace’s 7,021 alumni are spread out over 27 countries across the globe, leading change and helping cultivate a new generation of leaders from communities divided and struggling with conflict.
seedsofpeace.org

SIMMS/MANN INSTITUTE & FOUNDATION

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT The annual Simms/Mann Think Tank convenes the world’s leading neuroscientists to share research with 500 stakeholders who impact policy and practice in early child development.
LEADERSHIP Victoria Mann Simms, Ph.D., Founder
MISSION The Institute promotes the health and wellness of children, families, and communities by funding/disseminating cutting-edge research via fellowships, an annual conference, and an innovative parent-child resource kit. The Foundation develops and supports integrative health programs in diverse venues and arts/culture initiatives.
FOUNDED 1994
CONTACT Destiny Rivera, drivera@simmsmanninstitute.org
simmsmanninstitute.org


PHIL 100 SPOTLIGHT
Dr. Victoria Mann Simms

Founder
Simms/Mann Institute & Foundation 

“My grandparents came to the U.S. with nothing. My father found success through entrepreneurship, remaining committed to family and community. My husband, Ron, and I carry this forward through the Foundation’s Whole Person and family-focused programs. Our philanthropy focuses on medicine and early childhood education with an integrated, trans-disciplinary approach–like our Center for Integrative Oncology at UCLA, Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center at Venice Family Clinic, and annual Think Tank, which brings together early childhood professionals, neuroscientists, and healthcare providers.”


TGR FOUNDATION

Irvine, CA
PHIL FACT Founded in 1996 by Tiger Woods, TGR Foundation is committed to empowering students to pursue their passions through education. With a focus on STEM education and college-access programs, TGR has reached 800K students and educators through learning labs nationwide and digital platform, TGR EDU: Explore.
tgrfoundation.com

THE ART THERAPY PROJECT

New York
PHIL FACT Trauma takes up energy and never truly leaves. The Art Therapy Project is devoted to helping children and young adults deal with their trauma through creative outlets and is the only nonprofit in New York dedicated solely to art therapy.
thearttherapyproject.org

THE BRESEE FOUNDATION

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT Bresee operates a 15,000 sq. ft. community center in Central Los Angeles, providing youth programs and wrap-around support for families aimed at promoting their educational and economic well-being.
LEADERSHIP Seth Eklund, Executive Director; Craig Beatty, Chair, Board of Directors
MISSION Bresee battles poverty by empowering youth and families in Los Angeles with the skills, resources, and relationships necessary to thrive. Bresee serves more than 3,000 low-income youth and families annually with gang prevention services, after-school programming, athletics, academic support, arts & enrichment, workforce development, college access & success programs, and scholarships. Adult education and immigration legal services are offered, as well as emergency food, rental, and transportation support for families in crisis.
FOUNDED 1982
‘17 REVENUE $3,416,680
CONTACT Betsy Blanchard, Director of Development, bblanchard@bresee.org
bresee.org

THE GUARDIANS OF THE LOS ANGELES JEWISH HOME

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT Provides support to the L.A. Jewish Home, the largest single-source provider or senior care in Los Angeles.
laguardians.org

THE HAROLD ROBINSON FOUNDATION

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT The foundation provides two centers for programs in South LA at Camp Ubuntu and Camp Ubuntu Watts, helping nurture children in a safe environment.
haroldrobinsonfoundation.org

THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

New York
PHIL FACT For more than a 100 years the society has opened its doors seven days a week to pet owners with limited means to access high-quality, affordable veterinary care.
humanesocietyny.com

THE JESTER & PHARLEY PHUND

Palos Verdes, CA
PHIL FACT Elementary students have read more than 47 million pages in Jester Read-a-Thons to donate New York Times bestseller The Jester Has Lost His Jingle to hospitalized children.
thejester.org

THE MICHAEL J. FOX FOUNDATION FOR PARKINSON’S RESEARCH

New York
PHIL FACT Since 2000, the world’s largest nonprofit funder for Parkinson research has funded over $800M for research in altering disease, untreated symptoms, and tools.
michaeljfox.org

THE MUSIC CENTER

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT As a cultural anchor in Los Angeles, the Music Center has been champion of arts education for more than 54 years and serves 163,000 students and educators annually with its programs.
LEADERSHIP Rachel S. Moore, President & CEO; Howard Sherman, EVP & COO
MISSION We champion the arts in LA, connecting Angelenos with each other and art that enriches their lives. We embrace all guests and artists and provide exceptional service to them and to our resident companies. We faithfully steward the campus entrusted to us by the County of Los Angeles.
FOUNDED 1964
‘17 REVENUE $61.3M
CONTACT Valentine Gelman, SVP of Advancement, vgelman@musiccenter.org
musiccenter.org

THE NEW YORK COMMUNITY TRUST

New York
PHIL FACT Ours is the community foundation for New York City and a lead funder of local nonprofits. We are a public charity and welcome new donors.
nycommunitytrust.org

THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION

New York
PHIL FACT The Rockefeller Foundation centers on the idea of bettering humanity through a global collaboration of innovative technology for health, food, jobs, power, cities, and more.
rockefellerfoundation.org

THE WALLIS ANNENBERG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Beverly Hills, CA
PHIL FACT The Wallis’ GRoW at The Wallis Arts Learning programs serve more than 10,000 underprivileged students every year with access to experience the performing arts.
LEADERSHIP Rachel Fine, Executive Director & CEO; Paul Crewes, Artistic Director
MISSION The mission of The Wallis is to create, present and celebrate unique performing arts events and educational programs that reflect the rich cultural diversity of our community.
FOUNDED 1994
CONTACT Debra Bronow, Director of Advancement, dbronow@thewallis.org
thewallis.org

TODAY, I’M BRAVE

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT Today, I’m Brave was created to inspire an elementary school to stay open during the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone. Not only did we give 300 students renewed hope, but entire communities were inspired to be brave.
LEADERSHIP David Angelo, Founder
MISSION Today, I’m Brave is a nonprofit that inspires individuals and organizations all over the world to bravely take on their biggest challenges. Our most recent initiative is called the 100Roofs Project where we raised $500,000 to help rebuild homes for 100 families in Puerto Rico. See the impact at 100Roofs.org.
FOUNDED 2016
CONTACT Anahid Shahrik, anahid.shahrik@todayimbrave.org
todayimbrave.org

 

TWO BIT CIRCUS FOUNDATION

Gardena, CA
PHIL FACT Cultivating the new generation of inventors and innovators, Two Bit Circus Foundation uses STEM-based education to help build critical and creative thinking skills.
twobitcircus.org

UNION RESCUE MISSION

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT URM is the largest rescue mission in the nation and the oldest in Los Angeles, serving the city for 126 years.
urm.org

VILLAGE HEALTH FOUNDATION

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT Through alternate forms of medicine, the Village Health Foundation focuses on every part of the being, essence, energy, and spirit.
villagehealthfoundation.org

VISIONARY WOMEN

Beverly Hills, CA
PHIL FACT Thanks to a grant from Visionary Women, Indego Africa’s enrolled 30 young women into the Vocational & Business Training program and they are now equipped with the skills they need to go into artisan vocations.
visionarywomen.com

WESPARK CANCER SUPPORT CENTER

Sherman Oaks, CA
PHIL FACT Wendie Jo Sperber, actress, mother, and founder, wished to enhance the quality of life for cancer patients, opening weSPARK in 2001, four years after her own breast cancer diagnosis.
wespark.org

WORLD OF CHILDREN

Irvine, CA
PHIL FACT Since 1998, World of Children has dedicated more than $14M in grants to programs led by nearly 120 honorees working in more than 50 countries. It is recognized as the “Nobel Prize for Child Advocates” and is the only globally recognized funding program that exclusively focuses on children’s issues, including health, education, safety, and human rights.
worldofchildren.org

YOUTH BUSINESS LA

Los Angeles
PHIL FACT The Youth Business Alliance provides critical 21st century business skills to high school youth by leveraging partnerships and resources from the community.
youthbizalliance.com