Since 1981, the John Wayne name has been committed by the Wayne Family to leading-edge cancer research and education, in memory of their father who died of stomach cancer in 1979. The Institute, previously known as the John Wayne Cancer Clinic at UCLA, was formed by the Wayne Foundation and […]
Shane’s Inspiration has grown from that one playground to a network of 63 inclusive playgrounds throughout the world, with another 75 in development. We have eight international playgrounds in Mexico, Israel, Canada, Ecuador and Russia. Our education and community outreach programs, which work to eliminate bias against children with disabilities, have directly served over 40,000 children in over 150 schools. Our Inclusion Education Program, which allows educators an opportunity to independently facilitate our education program, has been ordered from 50 countries throughout the world.
Helping people has continued to be a passion for founder, Ricky Smith, over the years. Raised in the Cleveland suburbs of Warrensville Heights, Ohio, Ricky possessed a need to excite the world with his off-kilter wit and eagerness to help the needy any way he could. Through his routine charitable actions, Ricky possessed a sense […]
We work to care for and secure the rights of young women and girls who are victims or at risk of being victims of slavery and to successfully recover, educate, train and reintegrate them into mainstream society through financial independence in a sustainable and innovative manner.
The Hollenbeck Youth Center and Inner-City Games Los Angeles creates opportunities for inner-city youth to participate in athletic, educational, cultural and community enrichment programs – building confidence and self esteem in today’s youth for a brighter tomorrow. Your contribution can help ensure the future of Hollenbeck and our children. We invite you to learn more.
Midnight Mission is one of the oldest safe havens for homeless men, women and children in LA’s Skid Row community. Nonprofit Mission: To offer a bridge to self-sufficiency for homeless people through counseling, education, training and job placement. To make available the necessities of life to homeless people: food, shelter, clothing, personal hygiene needs, and medical care. To offer the 12-step approach to recovery. To serve homeless people with empathy and respect, without sermonizing. To provide for the homeless as an independent social service agency.
We lead special orthopedic medical missions and direct a Clinton Global Initiative project to screen women and children for anemia in Nigeria. We are working with Stanford Hospital to develop a world-class medical facility in Nigeria. We also support education in the country by donating computers, books, teacher’s aids, clothing and medicine to local primary schools.
Lupus LA promotes lupus research, awareness, and education, and serves the needs of people with lupus and their families in Los Angeles County.
CAST is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual human rights organization located in Los Angeles that has been nationally and internationally recognized for its dedication to the identification of trafficking survivors, the mobilization of all sectors of the community to identify and advocate against trafficking, and the provision of direct services for victims.
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for individuals living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.