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4-H

In 4-H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and can be powerful to improve the world around us. We are America’s largest youth development organization – empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. with the skills to lead for a lifetime.
4-H empowers young people to be true leaders. And, in 4-H, we believe true leaders aren’t born – they are grown.

555 Fitness

555 Fitness is a firefighter run charity's who's main goal is to reduce firefighter line of duty deaths related to cardiac events through fitness. Each day we provide workouts free of charge on our Facebook, instagram and web page.

ACCE

ACCE’s Education Attainment Division engages, connects, and supports chambers of commerce in their efforts to impact education across the cradle-to-career spectrum and prepare the future workforce to succeed in a competitive economy.

Action for Healthy Kids

Action for Healthy Kids addresses childhood undernourishment, obesity and prevention by working with schools to help kids learn to eat right and be active every day. This focus is because of the unique position and influence that schools have on children and their families, in addition to their responsibility to provide nutrition and physical education and their many opportunities to promote healthy eating and active living. Action for Healthy Kids partners with families, community members, professionals and business to support schools in this effort.

Alliance to Feed the Future

Thanks to decades of investment and innovation, America’s food and agriculture producers feed the world with safe, nutritious, affordable food. It’s a system that we can take pride in, and it will become even more essential in the coming years as the world struggles to feed a growing global population. Unfortunately, there is insufficient focus in today’s public discussion regarding the benefits that our modern, efficient food system provides to consumers and society. This unbalanced public debate is negatively influencing public policy and consumers’ choices.

American Logistics Association (ALA)

The American Logistics Association (ALA) is a modern, best practice trade association that has become industry’s "First Call" when dealing with the complex issues of navigating the military marketplace.

Benevolent

Benevolent partners with local organizations to enable striving individuals to seek one-time help to overcomes a hurdle along their paths towards sustainability. By leveraging the power of personal storytelling and today's connectivity, Benevolent brings necessary support to fuel sustainability and success.

Boys and Girls Clubs in Indian Country

For over 20 years, Boys & Girls Clubs in Indian Country has proudly partnered with Native communities to serve their youth. Boys & Girls Clubs in Indian Country is committed to addressing the challenges unique to Native communities to ensure all youth, especially those who need us most, fulfill their potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, Boys & Girls Clubs continues its pledge to expand youth development in Native communities as the largest nonprofit organization serving over 80,000 Native youth.

Campus Kitchens Project

Founded in 2001, The Campus Kitchens Project  is a national organization that empowers students to create innovative solutions to hunger. Each day our student volunteers recover extra food that would otherwise have gone to waste on campus, and transform it into healthy meals for food insecure individuals. Since the movement began, The Campus Kitchens Project has recovered more than 3.5 million pounds of food and served 2.25 million meals nationwide. Campus Kitchens also go beyond the meal by using food as a tool to promote poverty solutions and end hunger in their communities.

Catholic Charities USA

Be it helping people meet their most basic needs or advocating for social change to reduce poverty, our Catholic values, teachings, and traditions provide the foundation for the work our agencies do in communities across the country. Believing in the presence of God in our midst, we proclaim the sanctity of human life and the dignity of the person by sharing in the mission of Jesus given to the Church.

Communities in Schools of Kansas

The mission of Communities In Schools of Kansas is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Through a school-based coordinator, Communities In Schools connects students and their families to critical community resources tailored to local needs.

DC Scores

For people who believe in a well-rounded childhood, DC SCORES has a quality, team-based approach providing youth with the arts, athletics, and academics that will engage, enrich, and improve their lives. DC SCORES builds teams through after-school programs for 1,500 low-income DC youth at 47 schools by instilling self-expression, physical fitness, and a sense of community. DC SCORES accomplishes this in an innovative model combining poetry and spoken word, soccer, and service-learning year-round, and has worked with over 8,000 students since its founding in 1994.

EPODE International Network (EIN)

EPODE International Network (EIN), a not-for-profit organization, was created in 2011 to support Community Based Programs (CBPs) around the world in their fight against obesity and related diseases. EIN's overall objective is to develop political commitment, resources, support services and evidence base to enable community stakeholders to implement effective, sustainable and equitable strategies to prevent childhood obesity at the local level.

Girls Health Ed

Girls Health Ed. is a volunteer-based organization with locations in Washington, DC, Baltimore, NYC, Los Angeles and Denver. Through after-school workshops, we educate girls and young women between ages 8 and 17 on their overall health to enable lifelong, empowered decision-making. Our volunteers, called 'teaching fellows,' focus on key areas wellness, such as nutrition, body image, physical fitness, personal care/hygiene and reproductive health.

HOSA - Future Health Professionals

HOSA - Future Health Professionals - A national career and technical student organization founded in 1976 with nearly 150,000 students and over 2 million alumni. HOSA is endorsed by the US Department of Education, ACTE, and a host of healthcare industry companies and associations. The organization is committed to the recruitment and retention of qualified young people to be the skilled healthcare workforce of the 21st Century.

KaBOOM

KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids – particularly those growing up in poverty in America – the childhood they deserve filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build, open or improve nearly 16,300 playgrounds, engaged more than one million volunteers and served 8.1 million kids. KaBOOM! creates great places to play, inspires communities to promote and support play, and works to drive the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy and productive lives.

Leveling the Playing Field

Did you know that 1 in 5 underserved families are not getting their kids involved in youth sports because of the price of sporting equipment?  Leveling the Playing Field collects and distributes used/excess sporting equipment to underserved youth in the DC/Baltimore area so that they can get off the sidelines and into the game!

Minnesota Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs

The Minnesota Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs is a 501-c-4 non-profit corporation, founded in 2001 to provide coordination and support for the twelve independently operating Boys & Girls Clubs in the state of Minnesota. Our Clubs are diverse in geographic location, size, length of service to youth, ethnicity, facilities and community resources, but we are all united in our mission: to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to become productive, responsible and caring citizens.

National Association of Convenience Stores

Founded in 1961 as the National Association of Convenience Stores, NACS (nacsonline.com) is the international association for convenience and fuel retailing. The U.S. convenience store industry, with more than 152,000 stores across the country, posted $698 billion in total sales in 2014, of which $483 billion were motor fuels sales. NACS has 2,100 retail and 1,600 supplier member companies, which do business in nearly 50 countries.

National Association of School Nurses

The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) is the leading worldwide expert for school health services and is the leader in advocacy for student health. NASN is committed to improving the health and education success of children and youth by developing and providing leadership to advance school nursing practice by specialized registered nurses. The school nurse serves in a pivotal role to provide expertise and oversight for the provision of school health services and promotion of health education. Every child deserves a school nurse all day, every day.

National Head Start Association

The National Head Start Association (NHSA) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization committed to the belief that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to succeed in life. NHSA is the voice for more than 1 million children, 200,000 staff and 1,600 Head Start grantees in the United States. Since 1974, NHSA has worked diligently for policy changes that ensure all at-risk children have access to the Head Start model of support for the whole child, the family and the community.

National Osteoporosis Foundation

The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is the leading health organization dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, promoting strong bones for life and reducing human suffering through programs of public and clinician awareness, education, advocacy and research. Established in 1984, NOF is the nation's only health organization solely dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health.

National Wildlife Federation

The National Wildlife Federation is America's largest conservation organization. We work with more than 4 million members, partners and supporters in communities across the country to protect and restore wildlife habitat, confront global warming and connect with nature.

Now & Next Dance Mentoring Project

Now Next Dance cultivates creativity, leadership, and wellness in and through contemporary dance. We offer summer camps, after-school programs, and in-school residencies wherein we use our touchstones of Action, Support, Curiosity, Challenge, and Resilience to link the rich physical and creative experience of dance training with life and leadership skills.

OASIS CATCH Healthy Habits

OASIS CATCH Healthy Habits is making a difference in the health and lives of thousands of children and adults 50-plus across the United States. This innovative evidence-based afterschool and summer camp program unites children in grades K to 5 with trained, caring adult volunteers, age 50-plus, to adopt lifelong healthy nutrition and physical activity habits to improve health and prevent obesity. Funded by WellPoint Foundation, OASIS CATCH Healthy Habits is based on the Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH), a nationally recognized evidence-based physical activity/nutrition curriculum.

Outdoor Nation

Outdoor Nation (ON) is a non-profit founded by a community of Outsiders dedicated to reconnecting millennials with the outdoors. We host Summits around the country, award grants for outstanding project ideas, lead outdoor outings, work with youth, and connect with others like us - all in an effort to mobilize a movement to get our generation outside

Parent-Child Home Program

The Parent-Child Home Program envisions a world where every child enters school ready to succeed because every parent has the knowledge, skills, and resources to build school readiness  where it starts - the home.  PCHP’s nationwide network of program sites provides low-income families with an intensive home visiting program to build language, literacy, and numeracy skills and support parents in preparing their children to achieve their greatest potential in school and in life.

Penn State Better Kid Care

Better Kid Care's  On Demand distance education program assists child care providers in obtaining research-based professional development and is accepted by most states for licensing or quality rating requirements.

Physician Assistant Foundation

The Physician Assistant Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, representing a profession of more than 84,000 certified PAs across all medical and surgical specialties. Throughout its 35-year history, the PA Foundation has made a significant difference in the lives of physician assistants and those they serve. We value innovation, making a contribution to society and strong ethical leadership, and we believe in accountability and transparency.

PKD Foundation

The PKD Foundation is an organization committed to discovering treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease. The PKD Foundation has come a long way since its first year funding research - one grant for only $25,000. In 2011, the PKD Foundation launched an integrated research initiative called “Accelerating Treatment to Patients,” that will dramatically accelerate the development of treatments for PKD.

Snack Food Association

The Snack Food Association (SFA) is the international trade association of the snack food industry representing snack manufacturers and suppliers. SFA represents over 400 companies worldwide. SFA business membership includes, but is not limited to, manufacturers of potato chips, tortilla chips, cereal snacks, pretzels, popcorn, cheese snacks, snack crackers, meat snacks, pork rinds,snack nuts,party mix, corn snacks, pellet snacks, fruit snacks, snack bars, granola, snack cakes, cookies and various other snacks.

Speak to Me, Inc.

Speak to Me, Inc. helps transform challenging situations into positive outcomes. Speak to Me provides opportunities for all people including children to experience their greater potential, increase understanding, improve communication and resolve conflict. Their participants gain higher personal accountability; learn how to create synergy and bring respect to any situation.

Special Olympics

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Springhouse Green

Springhouse Green is a social enterprise and a network of certified, expert staff to consult, activate, educate, and deliver your green and wellness goals.  Our belief is the most direct route to wellness comes from simple, daily, integrated  practices and access to nutrient-rich food with our workshops and gardens. In the creation of these green spaces you create multi-faceted  benefits for yourself, your organization, and the planet.

Steps Against Bullying

Speak to Me, Inc. by means of the Steps Against Bullying™ campaign is a 501(c)3 non-profit focused on implementing physical fitness initiatives in schools and with youth groups by not only improving physical participation and awareness, but also increasing personal accountability and team work resulting in better communication among peers.

Take 10!

"TAKE 10!" combines short periods of age-appropriate physical activity with grade-specific learning objectives for kindergarten to fifth grade students. TAKE 10! is an evidence-based program designed by teachers for teachers in K-5 classrooms. It is a program of the non-profit International Life Sciences Institute Research Foundation (ILSI RF).

Thank USA

ThanksUSA provides post secondary school scholarships to the kids and spouses of active duty military personnel in branches of service, including Guard and Reserves, and for the family members of those killed and wounded in action.

The National Council of La Raza

The National Council of La Raza – America’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization - works to reduce poverty and improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. 

The Women's Sports Foundation

The Women's Sports Foundation-the leading authority on the participation of women and girls in sports-advocates for equality, educates the public, conducts research and offers grants to promote sports and physical activity for girls and women.

Founded by Billie Jean King in 1974, the Women's Sports Foundation builds on her legacy as a champion athlete, advocate of social justice and agent of change. We strive for gender equity and fight discrimination in sports.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington has been providing vital programs and services for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility for nearly 160 years. We are one of the largest social service agencies serving Washington, DC, suburban Maryland, and northern Virginia, having touched the lives of 265,000 people last year through our 17 branches and program centers. The Y is committed to growing our community and ensuring that everyone has access to spiritual, mental, and physical growth, regardless of their ability to pay.

The ZAC Foundation

The ZAC Foundation, (TZF) is a nationally recognized water safety advocacy and education foundation. Since the passing of their 6-year-old Zachary in 2007, the Cohns have devoted their lives to ensure children and families have the tools they need to always be water safe through the family’s foundation – The ZAC Foundation – named in honor of their son.

U.S. Soccer Foundation

The mission of the U.S. Soccer Foundation is to enhance, assist and grow the sport of soccer in the United States with a special emphasis on underserved communities. We view soccer as a powerful vehicle for social change. By supporting the development of places to play, places to grow and places to learn, our goal is to ensure that children in underserved communities have easy and affordable access to quality soccer programs that support their physical and personal development.

United Way Worldwide

United Way is a worldwide network in 40 countries and territories, including more than 1,200 local organizations in the U.S. It advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the three key building blocks of education, income and health. 

United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. LIVE UNITED® is a call to action for everyone to become a part of the change. For more information about United Way, please visit: LIVEUNITED.org.

USADA

USADA is a non-profit, non-governmental agency with the vision to be the guardian of the values and life lessons learned through sport. Through our outreach and education initiatives, we have numerous programs, websites, and resources available to teachers, facilitators, students and parents. 

Walking Classroom

The Walking Classroom is a national award-winning education program that provides students with an innovative way to get exercise without sacrificing instructional time.  Students listen to kid-friendly educational podcasts, that align to educational standards for 4th and 5th graders, while walking as a group.   The program’s “Walk, Listen and Learn” methodology capitalizes on the favorable link between exercise and cognitive function, and kids and teachers love it!

YMCA of Greater Richmond

The Y is a diverse organization of men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of community. With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.

Youth Fitness Coalition

The Youth Fitness Coalition (YFC) is a New Jersey-based non-profit organization committed
to combating childhood obesity by making exercise programs fun and by educating
children, parents and teachers about the importance of lifelong fitness
and making healthy lifestyle choices.  The YFC's signature program Project ACES, an acronym for
All Children Exercise Simultaneously has been recognized in the media and Ripley' Believe It or Not
as 'The World's Largest Exercise Class'.

ZeroDivide

ZeroDivide believes we can only sustain social change and achieve equity by integrating the tools of technology into community transformation strategies.

Over the past 15 years, ZeroDivide has used a big picture view to include technology sector advances, changing market realities, social trends and public policy to build opportunities for social change in civic engagement, economic inclusion and health improvement outcomes of underserved and vulnerable communities.