The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) defends the fundamental rights outlined in the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. These include the right to freedom of speech and assembly, the right to religious freedom, due process of law, equality before the law and the right to privacy. The ACLU also relies on state constitutional provisions and federal and state laws that further these and similar rights.
City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation.
City Year believes every student has the power to reach their full potential. But in Los Angeles, 1 in 5 students do not graduate high school. We bring together young people from diverse backgrounds to help bridge the gap between what students need and what schools are designed to provide. Our AmeriCorps members gain leadership experience working alongside teachers to ensure all students have enough support to thrive - and when students thrive, we all benefit.
Cousins for a Cause was founded in 2014 when we realized it was essential for us to give back to the community that has been so good to us. What we didn’t know was that this philanthropic endeavor would change our lives forever. We have never been more passionate about anything and are so proud of the work we are doing.
The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) harnesses the collective power of the entertainment community to raise awareness and funds for critical health, educational and social issues in order to make a positive impact in our community and throughout the nation.
Through classroom instruction, mentoring, one-on-one college counseling and experiential learning opportunities, we open young people’s eyes to the possibility of higher education, and change their beliefs about what they are capable of achieving. Our mission is to make college a reality for students growing up in educationally and economically underresourced communities.
Founded by Academy-Award® winning actor and advocate Geena Davis in 2004, the Institute is the only research-based organization working within the media and entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need to dramatically improve gender balance, reduce stereotyping and create diverse female characters in entertainment targeting children ages 11 and under.
The Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation is a spirited organization pursuing excellence and innovation in the creation of unique arts and entertainment destinations that bring together commercial and non-profit historic theatre enterprises. LAHTF aims to present a thoughtfully curated variety of quality film and performing arts events, advance arts education, and support communities interested in reviving historic theatres as catalysts for the arts, entertainment, new businesses, and residential living. Successful historic theatre projects build community and strengthen economic development and vitality.
Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish® vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 34 minutes. We believe a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us and inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.
Malibu Foundation is a non-profit organization that is working to help Southern California rebuild and recover after the 2018 Woolsey Fire. We are committed to the long-term resiliency of Malibu, and our internal programs and partner organizations are doing everything they can to serve the full scope of the community's needs: housing, job placement, rebuilding, wellness, legal assistance, advocacy, and finance. We are also working to serve our environment and the beautiful flora and fauna that were also affected by the fires to create sustainable and resilient communities.
Prematurity is the #1 killer of babies in the United States. March of Dimes is working to change that and help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. From polio to prematurity the March of Dimes has focused on researching the problems that threaten our children and finding ways to prevent them.
The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is a donor-supported, nonprofit organization that provides animal care and services for homeless and owned animals in the Greater Los Angeles Area. The organization is dedicated to promoting humane treatment and compassionate care for all animals. The animals in its care come from 11 animal control contract cities, as well as partner shelters across the Los Angeles area and beyond. The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA also offers lifesaving programs and services to the community that support the human-animal bond and keep pets in homes.
Red Nose Day is about making it fun to come together to raise money and awareness for children who need our help the most, in America and around the world. Our mission is to end child poverty – one nose at a time.
For more than 40 years, St. Vincent Meals on Wheels has provided nutritious and life-saving meals to LA’s most vulnerable population, our precious seniors. We currently provide 21,000 meals a week, make assurance calls daily to ensure safety and prevent loneliness. We provide high quality pet food to seniors who have furry friends.