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combined charities campaign
Fall 2013
Welcome to the Fall 2013 Champaign County Combined Charities Campaign (CCCCC).
This year’s theme “Be The One” will hopefully encourage and facilitate donations by employees to
diverse organizations that benefit communities across the globe. The CCCCC strives to promote and support
philanthropy by providing a cost-effective and employee-focused way for Champaign-Urbana employees to
donate to various charities benefiting health and human services, education, social change, the arts, the
environment, animal welfare and more!
Last year the CCCCC raised over $164,357 with just over 500 donors. Today the need is greater than
ever, and you can chose a charity that is close to your heart right in Champaign-Urbana or around the world.
The list of charities and federations in this booklet provide you the best avenue to “Be The One”.
Please take the time to review over 450 charitable organizations that offer many outstanding programs
in our community and beyond. Then complete the pledge card and return it to your CCCCC Coordinator. If you
have contributed to the campaign in the past, we appreciate your gift and ask that you continue to give. If you
have never made a donation, please give what you can – no gift is too small!
Bill Volk
Chairperson for CCCCC
Managing Director; C-U Mass Transit District
Committee Members
Amanda Tucker, Champaign County Government
Tammy Hoggatt, Champaign Park District
Donna Pittman, Champaign Public Library
Stephanie Stuart, Champaign School District
Seth Brewer, City of Champaign
Jolinda Ross, City of Urbana
Bill Volk, C-U Mass Transit District
Linda Smith, C-U Public Health District
Mary Beck, Forest Preserve of CC
Richard Manner, U-C Sanitary District
Rebecca Brown, Urbana Free Library
Ellen Kirsanoff, Urbana Park District
Lori Johnson, Urbana School District
Glenn Berman, Champaign Telephone Co
Michelle Ramage, Rantoul City Schools
2013 Combined Charities Campaign
September 16—December 6, 2013
WHAT is the Champaign County Combined Charities Campaign?
It is a workplace charitable-giving program that offers local public
employees the opportunity to contribute to charities using the convenience
of payroll deduction and more.
WHY give?
This is your campaign! Created for local public employees, overseen by
local committee representatives of public employers.
• To help those who are
less fortunate through
no fault of their own.
• To support a favorite
cause or charity on a
regular basis.
• It’s the right thing to do.
• It will make you feel
WHO to give to?
One of the greatest benefits of the CCCCC is the wide variety of charities
and causes represented — there’s something for everyone. They range
• It’s tax deductible.
from small local organizations to large and well-known national and
international groups.
HOW to give?
The campaign will start September 16th and end December 6th. You will all receive a pledge form and charity
listing booklet allowing you the opportunity to give. The charity listing booklet will be available online this year.
1. Choose your charity(s),
2. Complete the pledge form,
3. Return the form to your coordinator!
Benefits of payroll
Payroll deduction offers a
special opportunity to do more
and feel it less.
• It helps to minimize costs
while maximizing your
You can manage your own
philanthropy — you know when
deductions start and that you
can end them at any time.
• It saves time and takes little
Best of all, by donating
a specific amount from each
paycheck, you can make a
more significant impact
on the causes you wish to help.
More ways to give?
Yes, we have more ways for you to give on the pledge form this year.
Payroll deduction
Check (payable to United Way of Champaign County)
Credit Card
Direct Bill
The Champaign County Combined Charities Campaign is fiscally
managed by United Way of Champaign County. We welcome your
questions and feedback. Contact us at:
Champaign County Combined Charities Campaign
C/O United Way of Champaign County
Phone: 217-352-5151
Fax: 217-352-6494
404 West Church Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Email: [email protected]
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Local: Champaign County Options…
Bus Passes For Human Service Agencies...............................................................5
Champaign Parks Foundation.................................................................................5
Champaign Public Library Foundation....................................................................5
Champaign-Urbana Mentoring Scholarship Foundation........................................5
Fire and Police Memorial Committee......................................................................5
Forest Preserve Foundation of Champaign County.................................................5
Urbana Free Library Foundation.............................................................................5
Urbana Parks Foundation........................................................................................5
United Way of Champaign County............................................................................6
Community Shares of Illinois-Local........................................................................8
State: Illinois Options…
American Cancer Society, Illinois Division..............................................................8
Black United Fund of Illinois, Inc.............................................................................9
Community Health Charities of Illinois.................................................................10
Community Shares of Illinois-State.......................................................................12
Earthshare Illinois..................................................................................................13
Special Olympics of Illinois....................................................................................17
National/Global Options…
America’s Charities................................................................................................17
Global Impact.........................................................................................................19
Independent Charities of America.........................................................................22
United Negro College Fund....................................................................................37
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Bus Passes for Human Service Agencies – Code 701
The Champaign County Active Transportation Coalition provides
grants to local human service agencies to provide the MTD’s
$60 annual bus pass to their clients. Transportation is always a
critical need for low income and transitional individuals.
Your gift will enable agencies to provide support for their clients
to access job opportunities, training and education, health care,
and everyday needs.
For more information, please contact [email protected]
Champaign Parks Foundation – Code 702
Ensure quality parks and recreation programs are
available for many generations to come. Donate
now to the Champaign Parks Foundation.
For more information, visit
or call (217) 819-3839
Champaign Public Library Foundation – Code 703
One of the busiest libraries in the nation, Champaign Public Library
serves more than 3,000 people each day. It provides resources needed
by community members to succeed in
life, school and work, including access to
computers and the internet
Your gift will help library obtain the newest print and electronic
materials and offer quality programs for all ages.
Visit us online at
Contact Donna Pittman, development director, at 217-403-2048 or
[email protected] for more information.
Champaign-Urbana Mentoring Scholarship Foundation – Code 704
The Champaign-Urbana Mentoring Scholarship Foundation is a
volunteer organization supporting C-U One-to-One Mentoring, a
school-based mentoring program now serving over 600 children
in all public Champaign-Urbana elementary, middle & high
schools. The Scholarship Foundation:
Provides scholarships for further
education for each
C-U One-to-One mentee who stays in
the program
through high school graduation
Recruits and supports mentors
Advocates for mentoring in the local community
C-U One-to-One is a long-range program with the goal of having
students and their mentors stay together through high school. It
was the winner of the 2000 Governor’s Hometown Award in the
youth development category.
For more information, please contact Lis Pollock, Board President
at 217-373-0666 or email: [email protected] Please visit
our website:
Fire and Police Memorial Committee – Code 705
The Fire and Police Memorial in West Side
Park serves as a tribute to Champaign police
officers and firefighters who have sacrificed
their lives in the line of duty. It also honors all
police officers and firefighters - past, present
and future - who dedicate their lives to
serving and protecting our community. The memorial site consists
of a granite centerpiece displaying the names of those who have
made the ultimate sacrifice along with the motto, “Their duty was
to serve. Ours is to remember”. The centerpiece is surrounded
by personalized engraved bricks and two life-size bronze statues
representing a police officer and firefighter will soon be installed.
The committee continues to raise funds for landscaping around
the memorial and for anticipated maintenance and repairs.
Please consider supporting our efforts to create and maintain the
beautiful Fire and Police Memorial in West Side Park. Thank You.
For more information on how you can help, please call (217) 7147975 or send an email to [email protected]
Forest Preserve Friends Foundation of Champaign County –
Code 706
The Forest Preserve Friends Foundation
helps to protect and improve Champaign
County’s natural and historic resources
by supporting conservation, education
and outdoor recreation experiences for everyone. Recent gifts to
the Forest Preserve Friends Foundation have supported historical
and environmental education, land acquisition, Museum of the
Grand Prairie improvements, the Homer Lake Natural Playscape
and much more.
For more information please call: John Baker (217) 586-3360; or
Urbana Free Library Foundation – Code 707
Founded in 1874, The Urbana Free Library is one of the oldest
public libraries in the State. Known for its diverse collection,
dedication to the public arts, and its compassionate service,
the library offers programs and resources that facilitate the
achievement of life goals and enrich the
Urbana community.
Your gift to The Urbana Free Library
Foundation will help ensure it as a vital
community asset—now and for generations
to come. Past projects include art inside and
outside the building, Cherry Alley paver and landscaping, music
programming, special events, and library expansion.
For more information, please contact our Library Administration
at (217) 367-4058.
Urbana Parks Foundation – Code 708
Your donation to the Urbana Parks Foundation means better
parks and recreation opportunities for Urbana – today and
tomorrow. Your gift will support land acquisition, natural areas,
recreation programs, construction of trails and more. The Urbana
Parks Foundation is a charitable 501 C 3 organization that links
interested citizens with opportunities that further the mission of
the Urbana Park District. While the foundation is independent of
the Urbana Park District, it works closely with it,
offering individuals the opportunity to be part of the
district’s future growth.
The foundation operates with a look toward
the future and with the understanding that the
amenities and programs Urbana enjoys only
come about when citizens-acting as community
stewards-help make them happen.
For more information, please contact Ellen Kirsanoff,
Development Manager, at (217) 367-1536 or by email at
[email protected] Please visit our
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United Way of Champaign County – Code 700
The United Way of Champaign County addresses
serious local issues like hunger, homelessness,
child abuse and neglect, domestic violence and
support for senior citizens. By funding local
human service agencies young children can be
assured of crisis care around the clock, advocacy in foster care,
access to medical and dental care, school readiness programs
and special services for developmental disabilities. Youth in our
community receive mentoring, homework assistance, afterschool
and summer programs, opportunities to participate in recreation
and scouting, shelter for runaway teens and emergency services
for homeless children trying to stay in school. Families get help
meeting basic needs by accessing food assistance from local
pantries, finding transitional housing in local shelters, escaping
abuse from domestic violence and gain self sufficiency through
money management classes. Individuals with disabilities receive
apartment and employment assistance and adults with mental
health challenges find treatment for a range of issues. Finally,
senior citizens can continue to live independently in their homes
through delivered meals and health care assistance.
United Way of Champaign County funds programs that provide
essential services to those most vulnerable in our local
community. In addition United Way of Champaign County
advocates for services, promotes collaboration and cooperation
between service providers, state and local governments and the
business community. Champaign County is a better place to live,
work and raise our children because the needs of so many are
met through gifts to the Community Impact Fund.
700-0030 Center for Women in Transition
Provide award-winning housing and supportive services to
empower homeless women and children who are homeless or
victims of domestic violence.
(217) 352-7151;
700-0035 Champaign County Court Appointed Special Advocate
Provides volunteer advocates to speak up the the best interest of
abused and neglected children in Champaign County.
(217) 384-9065;
700-0045 Stephens Family YMCA
Provides recreational, childcare, and fitness programming
focusing on developing healthy spirits, minds, and bodies for all
ages, genders and ethnic backgrounds.
(217) 359-9622;
700-0050 Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation
This organization is building a stronger community by developing
and supporting innovative programs to make all ChampaignUrbana public school students college/career ready.
(217) 398-2873;
700-0055 Church Women United Clothing Center
Back to School Day is held the second Saturday of August at
the Church Women United Clothing Center in Rantoul. Approx.
250 K-8 children receive free shoes, socks, underwear, school
supplies, book bags and dental exams.
(217) 892-9499 / (217) 898-5982
700-0000 United Way of Champaign County Community
Impact Fund
Brings people and resources together to create positive change
and lasting impact in our community.
(217) 352-5151
700-0130 Community Elements
We provide behavioral health/wellness services including
Therapy, Case Management, Psychiatry, Prevention/Education,
Residential options, and Shelter Services for a wide range of
(217) 398-8080;
700-0005 American Red Cross – Mid Illinois Chapter
Provides disaster relief and education, first aid and CPR training,
health and safety education for children and emergency services
to military, veterans and their families.
(217) 428-7758;
700-0060 Community Service Center of Northern Champaign County
We provide information and referral, assistance with basic
needs, along with neighborhood based youth services and also
serve as a satellite site for various human service agencies from
(217) 893-1530;
700-0010 Anabel Huling Early Learning Center Too
Tuition scholarships enables working families; families with
multiple children; and families in “at risk” populations to access
affordable quality care, education and special needs intervention.
(217) 892-2139,
700-0065 Crisis Nursery
Prevention of child abuse and neglect through the provision of
24 hour emergency care for children and support to strengthen
families in crisis.
(217) 337-2731;
700-0015 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois
Premier youth mentoring organization whose mission is to help
children reach their potential through professionally supported
one-to-one relationships with measurable impact.
(217) 428-4240;
700-0070 Cunningham Children’s Home
Offers emotional, social, educational and spiritual support
to children, youth and families by providing a safe, nurturing,
therapeutic environment to enhance personal growth and healing.
(217) 367-3728;
700-0020 Boy Scouts of America-Prairielands Council
Offering values, education and character development to over
3,000 young people and their families throughout East Central
(217) 356-7291;
700-0075 Developmental Services Center
Residential and employment services are provided to adults
with developmental disabilities ensuring participation in their
communities. Early identification/intervention is provided to
children with special needs.
(217) 356-9176;
700-0025 Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria
Catholic Charities is a comprehensive social service agency
supporting children, families, adults, seniors and communities
regardless of race, religion or economic status.
(309) 636-8039;
700-0080 Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club
Is a youth service organization that promotes academic, social,
physical and personal development for youth ages 6 to 18.
(217) 355-5437;
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700-0085 East Central Illinois Refugee Mutual Assistance Center
To aid in the resettlement/assimilation of refugees/immigrants
in East Central Illinois and to aid in the exchange/reservation of
their respective cultures.
(217) 344-8455;
700-0145 RACES-Rape, Advocacy, Counseling & Education
R.A.C.E.S. is the rape crisis center serving Champaign, Ford,
Douglas and Piatt counties. All services are free and confidential.
(217) 344-6298;
700-0090 Eastern Illinois Foodbank
The Foodbank works to alleviate hunger by providing a consistent
source of food and grocery products for agencies and programs
serving the hungry.
(217) 328-3663;
700-0150 Salt & Light
Sharing the love of God by helping and educating those in
Champaign County who are at or below the poverty line to meet
their needs.
(217) 355-5654;
700-0093 Family Advocacy in Champaign County
To provide families with assistance on how to navigate through the
child welfare system and empower them to become the driving
force in their case.
(217) 607-0546;
700-0155 Smile Healthy
Dedicated to meeting the oral health needs of underserved
children and families by focusing on preventive care,
comprehensive treatment and education.
(217) 359-7404;
700-0095 Family Service of Champaign County
Helps seniors live with dignity, independence and safety and
supports safe and nurturing environments for children. Provides
information and referral to other community resources.
(217) 352-0099;
700-0190 The Center for Youth and Family Solutions
Services include professional, strengths-based individual,
couples, and family counseling; infant adoption services;
prevention and diversion services for at-risk youth; and foster
care services.
(217) 352-5179;
700-0100 Frances Nelson Health Center
Dedicated to improving the health of the community through
treatment, prevention, and education. We deliver primary medical,
mental health, and dental care to the underserved.
(217) 356-1558;
700-0105 Girl Scouts of Central Illinois
The Girl Scouts, in partnership with committed adult volunteers
help girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives;
qualities such as leadership, strong values, social conscience,
and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.
(217) 241-3743;
700-0110 Greater Community AIDS Project of East Central
Provides nutritional services, emergency assistance, transitional
housing for persons living with HIV who are most at risk due to
either long and short term poverty.
(217) 351-2437;
700-0115 Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County
Makes adequate housing a matter of conscience and action
through home building thus improving the lives of families
needing safe, affordable, decent housing.
(217) 359-0507;
700-0120 Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance
Provides free high quality legal assistance to resolve the critically
important legal problems of low income and elderly persons
through legal advice, representation and education.
(618) 398-0574;
700-0125 Mahomet Area Youth Club
MAYC is a community based youth development program that
provides activities for youth between the ages of 6-17 that reside
in Mahomet and the surrounding area.
(217) 590-2860; [email protected]
700-0180 SOAR Youth Programs
Invests in Rantoul youth and their families by developing
programs necessary for building youth development through
academic support and parent engagement.
(217) 892-9710
700-0160 The Reading Group
Specialized program activities are provided on a one-to-one,
individualized basis for students of all ages who have challenging
reading and learning difficulties.
(217) 351-9144;
700-0165 The Salvation Army of Champaign County
Provides basic human needs disaster services of food, clothing,
utilities, and housing for homeless men and families of
Champaign County Illinois.
(217) 373-7832;
700-0185 Urbana Neighborhood Connections Center
Provides afterschool study and tutoring supports, summer
learning camps and family support, linkage and referral
assistance for children in grades K-12 and their families.
(217) 954-1749;
700-0170 YMCA of the University of Illinois
The University YMCA develops student leaders that work for
social justice, promote global engagement, encourage faith in
action and protect the environment.
(217) 337-1500;
700-0175 YWCA of the University of Illinois
The YWCA facilitates social change through student leadership
development and racial justice programming and educates the
CU Community on issues of women’s empowerment and racial
(217) 344-0721;
700-0140 Prairie Center Health Systems, Inc.
Provides a continuum of substance abuse and addiction treatment
services for youth, adults, and families in East Central Illinois.
(217) 328-4500;
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903-0090 Champaign County Health Care Consumers
Health care for all through education, advocacy, and citizen
involvement. We are working locally, statewide, and nationally to
ensure quality, affordable healthcare for all.
(217) 352-6533;
American Cancer Society, Illinois Division – Code 907-0000
10 Things to Know...
1. As the Official Sponsor of Birthdays®, the
American Cancer Society’s mission is to save
2. When we started 100 years ago, cancer was a
certain death sentence. Today, thanks in part
to our work, 2 out of 3 people will survive.
3. We are the only major charity focused on defeating all
cancers because we’ve found progress against one type leads
to breakthroughs for other cancers.
4. We are the largest not-for-profit investor in cancer research,
with a focus on funding young investigators with innovative
ideas—46 of whom later earned Nobel prizes.
5. We are the only organization to conduct groundbreaking
prevention studies. Our latest, CPS-3, is assessing how
things like genetics and lifestyle choices affect your cancer
6. Cancer is the leading cause of death in the U.S. among
working age adults, so we teach people steps to prevent
cancer and stay well.
7. One in two women diagnosed with breast cancer reaches
out to us and we provide free services to help them - and all
cancer patients - get well.
8. We have played a role in nearly every cancer research
breakthrough in recent history, taking cancer from deadly to
treatable, and treatable to preventable.
9. When you enjoy smoke-free bars and restaurants, know that
our grassroots volunteers helped us push for lifesaving laws
protecting you from secondhand smoke.
10. Even with all this progress, cancer is expected to claim
580,000 lives, including your loved ones. Silence won’t finish
the fight - only action will. Please join us!
903-0095 Champaign County Humane Society
Champaign County Humane Society provides shelter, medical
care, and adoption services to homeless pets; spay/neuter
services; humane education; and investigation of animal neglect/
(217) 344-7297;
903-0100 Champaign-Urbana Tenant Union
Provides information, counseling, education and advocacy to
prevent and resolve landlord tenant problems and works to
promote access to safe, decent, affordable housing for all.
(217) 352-6220;
903-0150 Daily Bread Soup Kitchen
The Daily Bread Soup Kitchen feeds the hungry of our community
and provides a safe and respectful environment in an atmosphere
of hope and dignity.
(217) 356-7687;
903-0310 Homestead Corporation of C-U
Develops and provides affordable rental housing with supportive
services, and homeownership opportunities to low income
individuals and families residing in the Champaign-Urbana metro
(217) 328-9373;
903-0474 PACE, Inc. Center for Independent Living
Promoting full participation of people with disabilities in the
rights and responsibilities of society by providing advocacy, peer
counseling information and referral and skills training.
(217) 344-5433, (217) 344-5024 TTY;
903-0610 Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center
The IMC fosters social justice through news, programs, arts,
and narratives by community members whose perspectives
are not represented. We promote community expression and
(217) 344-8820;
903-0645 Wesley Evening Food Pantry
Provides a week’s groceries to 1000 to 1500 people during
evening hours so that people who work during the day can access
emergency food.
(217) 344-1120;
903-0650 WEFT 90.1 - FM - Community Radio
WEFT is a listener supported volunteer operated non commercial
radio station providing access to the airwaves for the people
within our local and diverse communities.
(217) 359-9338;
10 Critical Ways that Your Gift Funds our Lifesaving Mission...
Your donations will empower us to:
1. Fund groundbreaking research leading to new ways to
prevent, treat and cure cancer.
2. Operate a 24/7 Cancer Information Call Center that provides
free personalized information, answers and support to nearly
1 million callers a year.
3. Provide access to free cancer screenings to thousands of
people who lack health insurance.
4. Offer free rides to cancer patients who need help getting to
medical appointments and treatments.
5. Give new wigs, hats and scarves to those who lose their hair
during treatment.
6. Provide free classes covering tips and tricks to deal with
treatment side effects.
7. Connect cancer patients with more than 6,000 promising new
treatments through our free clinical trials matching service.
8. Enroll people in our next groundbreaking prevention
study, CPS-3 to help find genetic and lifestyle factors that
contribute to or lower cancer risk.
9. Provide disadvantaged cancer patients with case
management services to help them navigate their cancer
10. Offer hands-on cancer education so everyone can learn how
to reduce cancer risks.
Learn more: (800) 277-2345;;
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Black United Fund of Illinois, Inc. – Code 950-0000
950-0070 Chicago Black Inventors
Is focused on providing legal, business, advising and other
supporting resources to people who have great ideal but limited
(312) 850-4710;
Who Do You Think We Are?
• Homeless Shelter?
• Theater Producers?
• Student Mentors?
• Health Providers?
• Community Liaisons?
• Economic Developers?
• Heritage Preservationist?
• Philanthropists?
• College Consultants?
• Employment Specialists?
• Social Activists?
• HIV/AIDS Counselor?
• Educators?
950-0090 Clara’s House Shelter
Emergency transitional shelter for single women and their
(773) 778-8854
950-0110 Community Christian Alternative Academy
An alternative high school and social service agency.
(773) 762-2272
We Are All of the Above
In the tradition of “Helping People Help Themselves” the Black
United Fund of Illinois (BUFI), Inc. has been all of the above by
providing funding and technical assistance to over 450 non-profit
grassroots organizations that are dedicated to the improvement of
the quality of life in our communities.
Since 1986, the Black United Fund of Illinois has developed
and implemented systematic mechanisms that are designed
to encourage individuals at every economic level to set aside
a portion of their own resources (i.e., ideas, money, supplies,
skills and time) to support economic development, alternative
education projects, arts and culture, health and human services,
social justice, legal services, research and emergency needs.
950-0010 Black United Fund of Illinois, Inc.
A self help organization that provides financial and technical
support to projects that improve the quality of life in African
American communities.
(773) 324-0494;
950-0015 ABJ Community Services, Inc.
Child welfare foster care, employment and training services,
behavioral and substance abuse services, and after school
programs for teens.
(773) 667-2100;
950-0030 African Women’s Organization
Information referrals, educational and leadership training for
women of African descent.
(773) 906-4073
950-0033 Betty Shabazz International Charter School
Operates three African-centered charter schools, two which are
elementary schools and one high school.
(773) 651-2425
950-0040 Black Ensemble Theater
Produces theater that inspires cross-cultural communication.
(773) 769-4451;
950-0050 Black On Black Love
Programs and community services that offer positive alternatives.
(773) 978-0868
950-0060 Cabrini Connections
A tutoring and mentoring program.
(312) 467-2889;
950-0120 Concerned Citizens
Transitional housing, health care, supportive services for
homeless women and children.
(773) 252-5360
950-0125 Dusable Museum of African American History
History and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent.
(773) 947-0600;
950-0130 ETA Creative Arts Foundation
Main stage professional production and classes in technical arts.
(773) 752-3955;
950-0135 Freedom in Holiness Mission (SPRINGFIELD)
A mission that provides food, clothing, education for Life
Workshop, children books and toys.
(217) 522-2527
950-0137 Global Girls, Inc.
Uses performing arts to equip girls, 8-16, with communication,
leadership and life skills.
(773) 374-5009
950-0140 Grant A Wish, Inc.
Grants wishes to needy, disabled and abused children.
(312) 222-0525;
950-0175 Interfaith House Inc.
Restoring health for ill and injured homeless adults.
(773) 533-6013;
950-0177 Jackie Robinson West Little League
Provides recreational, social and educational programs for youth.
(773) 928-5418
950-0190 Link & Options Center, Inc.
A multi-faceted community based organization that empowers
minds and links youth with options.
(708) 331-4880
950-0200 Matthew House (Chicago)
Provides homeless men, women and children with emergency
day-time shelter.
(773) 536-3661;
950-0220 Muntu Dance Theatre
Performances and teaching of traditional and contemporary
African dance and music.
(773) 602-1135;
950-0222 Napolean & Ada Moton Chapman Institute
Is organized to meet the educational and scientific needs of
people of all ages, all creed and all colors, through self-help.
(630) 739-9696;
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950-0230 National Black United Front
Social Actions and after school tutoring program.
(708) 389-9929;
950-0240 National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc.
Provides direct assistance to women and children in education,
scholarship and healthcare.
(773) 667-7061;
950-0250 Neopolitan Lighthouse
Comprehensive shelter and support for victims of domestic
(773) 722-0006;
950-0260 Olive Branch Mission
Provides long-term total rehabilitation services for destitute men
and women.
(773) 476-6200;
950-0325 South Side Community Arts Center
Provides gallery space for artists and serves as a resource for
African American artists.
(773) 373-1026;
950-0330 The South Shore Drill Team
A prevention program fighting against gangs, drugs, high dropout rates and teen pregnancy.
(773) 651-0220;
950-0335 South Side Help Center
Emergency food, clothing, infant nutrition, health education and
(773) 445-5445;
Community Health Charities of Illinois – Code 800-0000
Together we are working for a healthy Illinois!
(312) 382-0198
$20 per pay period provides one manual wheelchair for a person
with neuromuscular disease
$5 per pay period provides infant mortality awareness information
to 100 new parents
$1 per pay period can buy a morning of summer camp for a child
with epilespsy
800-0000 Community Health Charities of Illinois
800-0003 Advocate Hospice
Provides comprehensive end of life services to thousands of
patients and families.
(630) 963-6800;
800-0005 ALS, Les Turner Foundation
Funds ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) research and patient services.
(847) 679-3311;
800-0060 Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Empowers kids nationwide to make healthy lifestyle choices.
(646) 775-9160;
800-0010 Alzheimer’s Association, Illinois Chapter
Provides education, research, awareness & support for
Alzheimer’s patients and families.
(847) 933-2413;
800-0015 AMC Cancer Research Center
Researches the most promising ways to prevent and control
(847) 329-1039;
800-0020 American Diabetes Association
Leading health organization concerned with diabetes and its
(312) 346-1805;
800-0025 American Kidney Fund
National health organization providing direct financial assistance,
education, research and support for kidney patients.
(800) 638-8299;
800-0030 American Liver Foundation Illinois Chapter
Education, support groups, research & advocacy for those
affected by liver disease.
(312) 377-9030;
800-0035 American Lung Association of Illinois
Working to eradicate respiratory disease, provide research and
detection programs.
(312) 781-1100;
800-0040 amfAR (AIDS Research Foundation)
Supports research on HIV/AIDS treatments, vaccines and cures.
(800) 39-amfar;
800-0045 Arthritis Foundation
Take control of your arthritis. We can help.
(800) 735-0096;
800-0050 Autism Speaks
Dedicated to funding research and raising awareness about autism.
(312) 832-1990;
800-0055 Be the Match
We help patients who require a marrow transplant find a doctor and
receive the treatment they need.
(612) 884-8700;
800-0100 Bleeding Disorders Alliance-Illinois
Provides support services, emergency assisstance and summer camp.
(312) 427-1495;
800-0062 Caring Bridge
Provides free personal websites to connect people experiencing a
significant health challenge to family and friends.
(651) 452-7490;
800-0065 Cancer Research Institute
Funds research in immunology at institutions worldwide.
(800) 992-3623;
800-0064 Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation
Dedicated to funding research and educational activities to
discover cause, cure and care for people with CP.
(609) 452-1200;
800-0070 Children’s Heart Foundation, The
Saving children’s lives one heart at a time.
(847) 634-6474;
800-0075 Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Offers leading pediatric specialists and technology.
(312) 227-4000;
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800-0078 City of Hope
Physicians/scientists dedicated to the prevention and cure of
cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other diseases.
(626) 856-4673;
800-0145 Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of Illinois
Service to patients, research, education and information.
Providing strength in hope.
(630) 835-0153;
800-0080 Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Illinois Chapter
Dedicated to finding the cause and cure for Crohn’s and colitis.
(847) 827-0404;
800-0150 National Alliance on Mental Illness-NAMI Illinois
Improving quality of life for persons with mental illness.
(217) 522-1403;
800-0085 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Greater Illinois Chapter
Provides education about CF and conducts fundraising events.
(312) 236-4491;
800-0155 National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Illinois
National MS Society - one thing people with MS can count on.
(800) FIGHT-MS;
800-0095 Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago
Dedicated to prevention, control and public understanding of
epilepsy and seizure disorders.
(312) 939-8622;
800-0098 Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Illinois
Provides epilepsy education, support, residential services, camps,
case management, and home based services.
(618) 236-2181;
800-0200 Huntington’s Disease Society of America-Illinois
Huntington’s Disease Society of America funds clinical research
seeking treatment and ultimately a cure.
(630) 443-9876;
800-0205 Illinois Eye-Bank
Saves sight by providing corneal tissue for transplantation,
research and training.
(312) 706-6750;
800-0105 JDRF, Illinois Chapter
Largest nonprofit, nongovernmental funder of diabetes research.
(312) 670-0313;
800-0110 Kidney Foundation of Illinois, National
Provides kidney screening and works to make life better for
kidney patients in Illinois.
(312) 321-1500;
800-0115 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Illinois Chapter, The
Assisting patients and families fighting blood related cancers.
(312) 651-7350;
800-0120 Little City Foundation
Making life better for people with disabilities.
(847) 358-5510;
800-0125 Lupus Foundation of Illinois
Supporting those affected by lupus and working to advance the cure.
(312) 542-0002;
800-0130 March of Dimes Foundation
Working to prevent birth defects and infant mortality.
(312) 435-4007;
800-0135 Mental Health America of Illinois
Providing education and advocacy on mental health issues.
(312) 368-9070;
800-0140 Muscular Dystrophy Association
Leaders in the fight for 43 neuromuscular diseases.
(630) 960-1551;
800-0160 National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Dedicated to raising awareness about ovarian cancer.
(888) 682-7426;
800-0210 National Psoriasis Foundation
Our mission is to find a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
(503) 546-8392;
800-0212 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
People working together to advance research, support patients
and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.
(877) 272-6226;
800-0213 Prevent Blindness America
Dedicated to preventing blindness and saving sight.
(312) 363-6001;
800-0215 Ronald McDonald House Central Illinois
Provides a supportive home for families while their child is
receiving specialized medical care.
(217) 528-3314;
800-0160 Sickle Cell Disease Association of Illinois
Provides patient grants, scholarships, camp and educational
(312) 345-1100;
800-0165 Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois
Serves persons paralyzed by trauma and central nervous system
(708) 352-6223;
800-0170 St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Research center for catastrophic diseases in children. Giving
families hope.
(773) 784-6704;
800-0175 Sudden Infant Death Services of Illinois, Inc.
Provides bereavement support, infant safety education and funds
(630) 305-7300;
800-0180 Susan G Komen for the Cure, Chicago Affiliate
Breast cancer research organization, fighting for the cure.
(773) 444-0061;
800-0182 Susan G Komen for the Cure, Peoria Affiliate
Breast cancer research organization, fighting for the cure.
(309) 691-6906;
800-0185 The Arc of Illinois
Seeking full participation in community life for people with mental
(800) 588-7002;
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Community Shares of Illinois – Code 903-0000
The source for community giving in Illinois.
Community Shares of Illinois makes a difference by
supporting local charities that are changing lives
and communities in our state. Community Shares
of Illinois generates critically needed support for
our member organizations, efficiently raises funds for them as a
group, and enhances the awareness of the services our member
groups provide to help make life better for the people of Illinois.
Working Together. Working Smarter. Working for a better Illinois.
(217) 352-6533 or (312) 379-0190;
903-0000 Community Shares of Illinois
903-0160 8th Day Center for Justice
Works in coalition with local and statewide organizations for
social justice through education and advocacy programs on peace,
human rights, women’s issues and economic justice.
(312) 641-5151;
903-0025 AIDS Foundation of Chicago
AFC collaborates with community organizations to develop and
improve HIV/AIDS services; funds and coordinates prevention,
care, and advocacy projects; and champions effective,
compassionate HIV/AIDS policy.
(312) 922-2322;
903-0050 Animal Protective League
Working to end pet overpopulation by operating spay/neuter
clinic. Operates shelter for needy animals and provides adoption
services. Investigates complaints of animal cruelty/neglect.
(217) 544-7387;
903-0065 Between Friends
Domestic violence agency offering a national crisis line (800)
603-HELP) free counseling, legal and employment advocacy, and
prevention and education programs for women, children, and
(773) 274-5232;
903-0135 Coalition of African, Arab, Asian, European and Latio
Immigrants of Illinois
Strengthen the diverse voices of inter-generational immigrant
and refugee communities by building alliances through a
transformative process that develops grassroots power to impact
public policy.
(773) 248-1019;
903-0075 Center for Multicultural Communities, The
Tackles racism through education, social events, and community
action. Trained facilitators lead workshops. Other programs
promote excellence and inclusion in communities, schools, and
local economies.
(708) 709-3797;
903-0120 Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Working to prevent and eliminate homelessness for every man,
woman, and child. Upholds the belief that housing is a human
right in a just society.
(312) 641-4140;
903-0130 Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network
The Network provides a forum for information exchange,
education, and advocacy, all to aid battered women, their children,
and their service providers.
(312) 527-0730;
903-0145 Community Organizing and Family Issues
Low-income parents and grandparents working together
across race and communities to improve schools and increase
opportunities for children and families.
(312) 226-5141;
903-0190 Gilda’s Club Chicago
Gilda’s Club Chicago ensures that all people impacted by cancer
are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and
sustained by community.
(312) 464-9900;
903-0225 Habitat for Humanity, Illinois
To eradicate poverty living conditions, Habitat for Humanity of
Illinois works in partnership with 49 Habitat affiliates to build
affordable housing with families in need.
(630) 551-0160;
903-0230 Habitat for Humanity, Knox County
Many volunteers and homeowners working together to build
simple but decent housing to provide affordable shelter for lowincome families in Knox County, Illinois.
(309) 343-2242
903-0255 Habitat for Humanity, Windy City
Working in partnership with God’s people from all walks of life
to build simple, decent, and affordable homes to strengthen
families, and in turn, neighborhoods.
(312) 563-0296;
903-0315 Housing Action Illinois
Housing Action of Illinois is a statewide coalition formed to
protect and expand the availability of quality affordable housing
throughout Illinois.
(312) 939-6074;
903-0320 Housing Opportunities for Women
HOW empowers women, children, and families to permanently
break the cycle of homelessness and poverty in Chicago and
advances the goal to end homelessness nationwide.
(773) 465-5770;
903-0340 Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence
Educates the public about handgun violence; works with law
enforcement officers and community leaders on policy solutions
addressing firearm violence; supports victims and their families.
(312) 341-0939;
903-0370 Illinois Hunger Coalition
Works to end hunger through public education, community
organizing, advocating for progressive public policies; statewide
Hunger Hotline; increase school and summer meals and food
(312) 629-9580;
903-0385 Illinois Network for Centers for Independent Living
Advocates for effective services and full community access for all
people with disabilities. Coordinated statewide training activities
and events for centers for independent living.
(217) 525-1308;
903-0390 Illinois NOW Legal and Education Fund
The Illinois NOW LEF provides legal information on employment
discrimination and provides information and referrals on women’s
health, divorce, child custody, sexual assault, domestic violence.
(217) 503-0386;
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903-0395 Illinois State Museum Society
Promotes discovery, life-long learning and stewardship of Illinois’
natural and cultural heritage by supporting the educational,
exhibition, and research programs of the Illinois State Museum.
(217) 782-6092;
903-0410 Illinois Stewardship Alliance
Illinois Stewarship Alliance is a membership based non-profit
that promotes environmentally sustainable, economically viable,
socially just local food systems through policy development,
advocacy, and education.
(217) 528-1563;
903-0440 Korean American Women in Need
KAN-WIN provides comprehensive domestic violence and sexual
assault services to Asian American immigrant women and
children. KAN-WIN works towards empowerment and freedom
from violence.
(847) 299-1392;
903-0445 Lincoln Memorial Garden
To maintain the Lincoln Memorial Garden according to the design
of Jens Jensen and offer environmental education programs to
both children and adults.
(217) 529-1111;
903-0458 Lydia Home Association
A variety of program services are provided throughout the Chicago
area that include child abuse prevention, education, job training,
support services, and counseling services.
(773) 653-2200;
903-0425 Open Communities
Open Communities is a leading voice for housing, economic, and
social justice in north suburban Chicago, working to promote
inclusive communities, welcoming to all.
(847) 501-5760;
903-0472 Operation Snowball
An alcohol, tobacco and other drug use prevention program
focusing on leadership development to empower youth to lead
drug-free lives.
(217) 528-7335;
903-0540 Prevention First
Training and technical assistance resource center dedicated to
building community capacity and raising public awareness to
prevent substance abuse and promote health and well being.
(800) 252-8951;
903-0580 Springfield Public Schools Foundation
Establishes a margin of excellence in Springfield’s public schools
through grants that provide books, technology, instruments,
science equipment and more to create exceptional educational
(217) 525-4406;
903-0590 Streetwise
StreetWise helps the homeless with a combination of social
services and employment that assists men and women on the
road to financial stability and self-sufficiency.
(773) 334-6600;
903-0660 WUIS Radio Information Service
RIS is an audio service exclusively for visually impaired persons;
volunteers read local news from newspapers and magazines for
listeners who otherwise wouldn’t have access to such information.
(217) 206-9847;
EarthShare Illinois - Code 909-0000
One environment…One simple way to care for it.
EarthShare Illinois represents over 60
leading environmental and conservation
organizations making a difference
locally, nationally and internationally. By
addressing environmental challenges
in your community and around the world, we join together to
improve quality of life and make our living spaces healthier.
Members of EarthShare Illinois need your support for this
important work.
909-0000 EarthShare Illinois
Donations are shared among our member groups to protect
our environment, health, wildlife and natural resources. One
environment, one simple way to care for it.
(312) 795-3740;
909-0005 African Wildlife Foundation
Foremost authority on African wildlife dedicated to protecting
elephants, mountain gorillas and other unique species through
innovative, practical programs developed with the people of Africa.
(888) 4-WILDLIFE;
909-0010 Alaska Conservation Foundation
Premiere link between individual donors nationwide and Alaska’s
conservation organizations. Protects Alaska’s wilderness and
wildlife habitats by funding the best local environmental groups
and programs. (907) 276-1917;
909-0290 Alliance for the Great Lakes Conserves and restores the world’s largest freshwater resource
using policy, education and local efforts ensuring a healthy Great
Lakes for generations of people and wildlife.
(312) 939-0838;
909-0020 American Farmland Trust
Stopping the loss of farmland to sprawling development. Working
with communities on smarter growth that includes local family
farms. Advocating environmentally healthy farming practices.
(800) 431-1499;
909-0030 American Forests
Funds private and public land reforestation projects; provides
satellite imagery of tree loss to cities; educates the public on the
value of trees and forests.
(800) 368-5748;
909-0045 Bat Conservation International
Worldwide authority on bats committed to their protection
through direct habitat conservation, research and education;
facilitating win-win solutions that help both bats and people.
(800) 538-2287;
903-0595 Tree House Humane Society
A cageless, no-kill adoption center and low-cost clinic, we
focus on the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured, abused,
neglected, and abandoned stray cats.
(773) 784-5488;
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909-0050 Beyond Pesticides (National Coalition Against the
Misuse of Pesticides)
Prevents pesticide poisoning of our environment, homes,
workplaces, schools, food and water through a practical
information clearinghouse on toxic hazards and non-chemical
pest control.
(202) 543-5450;
909-0060 Center for Health, Environment and Justice
Protects the health of communities and children through
grassroots organizing, coalition-building, and consumer
campaigns to eliminate dangerous chemicals in water, air, homes
and schools.
(703) 237-2249;
909-0080 Center for Neighborhood Technology
Promotes the development of more livable and sustainable urban
communities. Develops innovative solutions to improve and
strengthen the region’s environmental and economic conditions.
(773) 278-4800;
909-0090 Chicago Legal Clinic
Maintains an Environmental Law Clinic that offers free
representation to people confronting urban environmental
problems in the Chicago area. (312) 726-2938;
909-0110 The Conservation Fund
The nation’s most effective and efficient conservation organization
- protecting working landscapes, wildlife habitat and recreation
sites - with 97% of funds going directly to mission.
(703) 525-6300;
909-0113 Conservation International
Using a strong foundation of science, partnership and field
demonstration, CI empowers societies to responsibly and
sustainably care for nature for humanity’s long-term well being.
(800) 429-5660;
909-0310 Environmental Defenders of McHenry County
Citizens working together to protect water quality of streams,
wetlands and drinking water supplies. We promote sensible
community planning, recycling, reduced waste and native
(815) 338-0393;
909-0160 Environmental Defense Fund
Scientists, economists and attorneys design practical, long-term
strategies to protect wildlife, natural resources, safeguard clean
air, water and human health.
(800) 684-3322;
909-0170 Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest
A Chicago-based public interest environmental advocacy
organization promoting cleaner energy resources, innovative
transportation, and land use in the Midwest.
(312) 673-6500;
909-0175 Environmental Law Institute
Community-based education + research on national problems =
solutions to protect people and nature. Independent and
(202) 939-3800;
909-0504 Family Farmed
Encourages sustainable economic development and revitalizes
communities in an environmentally sound manner. Builds
markets for regional family farmers and food processors.
(708) 763-9920;
909-0177 Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics
Seeks the preservation of ecological values and biological
diversity in our National Forests through education and
advocating for reforms of the Forest Service’s management
(541) 484-2692;
909-0130 Defenders of Wildlife
Working since 1947 to save America’s endangered animals and
their threatened habitat for future generations through public
education, citizen advocacy, legal action and scientific research.
(800) 385-9712;
909-0180 Friends of the Chicago River
Our work includes restoration, education, watershed
management, planning and outreach. Our vision is a healthy
Chicago River offering 156 miles of recreation and community
revival. (312) 939-0490;
909-0135 EARTH University Foundation
Provides financial assistance students attending the EARTH
University in Costa Rica, which is working to solve the planet’s
environmental and social challenges.
(404) 995-1230;
909-0185 Friends of the Earth
Strives to preserve our natural resources, advocates for public
health protection and works for environmental justice for all
peoples throughout the world.
(877) 843-8687;
909-0555 EcoHealth Alliance (Formerly Wildlife Trust, Inc.)
Empowers local conservation scientists to protect nature and
safeguard ecosystems and human health.
(888) 978-4275;
909-0187 Friends of the Forest Preserves
Working to preserve, protect and restore the Forest Preserves of
Cook County for the benefit of people and nature.
(312) 356-9990;
909-0250 Environment Illinois Investigates problems; educations the public about solutions; and
organizes for safe drinking water, clean air, toxic education, solid
waste, safe, affordable energy and environmental preservation. (312) 364-0096;
909-0190 Friends of the Fox River
We are building a watershed of caretakers. We teach children and
adults to monitor and maintain the health of the Fox River and its
tributaries. (815) 356-6605;
909-0155 Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Protecting the climate by educating Congress, developing
innovative solutions and building broad coalitions to move
America to efficient and renewable energy for a sustainable
(202) 628-1400;
909-0200 Friends of the Parks
Preserves, protects and improves parks, forest preserves and
Chicago’s lakefront by creating citizen awareness, volunteer and
educational opportunities and influencing public park policy.
(312) 857-2757;
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909-0202 Galapagos Conservancy
Works to conserve and protect the unique Galapagos marine
and terrestrial ecosystems through innovative science, local
partnerships, and social science and policy research.
(703) 383-007?;
909-0305 Lincoln Park Zoo
A free family zoo in the heart of Chicago dedicated to superb
animal care, world-wide conservation initiatives, scientific
education and preserving the world’s wildlife.
(312) 742-2000;
909-0205 Green Corps, Inc.
Training a new generation of environmental leaders by working in
communities with local groups to preserve forests, clean up our
air and promote cleaner energy.
(617) 426-8506;
909-0328 National Forest Foundation
Engages America in community based and national programs that
promote the health and public enjoyment of the 193-million acre
National Forest System.
(406) 542-2805;
909-0210 Illinois Association of Park Districts
Improves our quality of life by promoting recreation programs and
self-confidence building opportunities for youth, preserving open
space and natural areas, supporting trails and greenways. (217) 523-4554;
909-0330 National Parks Conservation Association
Preserves national parks from the Grand Canyon to Gettysburg;
protects endangered wildlife and cultural sites; promotes new
parks; defends against pollution, inappropriate development and
(800) 628-7275;
909-0220 Illinois Audubon Society
Promotes the perpetuation and appreciation of the native flora
and fauna of Illinois and the habitats that support them. (217) 544-2473;
909-0230 Illinois Conservation Foundation
Forests to fish, prairies to pollution prevention and wetlands
to wildlife, the Illinois Conservation Foundation works for the
protection and enhancement of Illinois’ natural resources. (217) 785-2003;
909-0240 Illinois Environmental Council, Education Fund
Promotes sound environmental policies, provides a forum for
environmentalists and facilitates a statewide activist network.
(217) 544-5954;
909-0270 Izaak Walton League, Illinois Division
A grassroots organization dedicated to identifying workable,
scientific solutions to environmental problems of soils, woods,
water and wildlife.
(815) 344-9720;
909-0272 The Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research,
Education, and Conservation
Works to create healthy ecosystems, promote sustainable
livelihoods and nurture new generations of committed, active
citizens around the world.
(800) 592-5263;
909-0275 John G. Shedd Aquarium
At Shedd Aquarium, animals connect you to the living world,
inspiring you to make a difference.
(312) 692-3324;
909-0280 Lake Forest Open Lands Association
Preserves, restores and maintains 730 acres of woodlands,
wetlands, prairies, ravines and savannas. Provides environmental
education to children and adults.
(847) 234-3880;
909-0295 The Land Connection
Works to establish successful farmers on healthy farmland,
ensuring an abundance of delicious, local and organic foods.
(217) 688-2570;
909-0340 National Wildlife Federation
America’s conservation organization dedicated to protecting
endangered species and habitats for our children’s future and
connecting people with nature through education and action
(800) 332-4949;
909-0325 Natural Land Institute
Creating an enduring legacy of natural land in Northern Illinois
for people, plants and animals by preserving and restoring
forests, prairies and wetlands. (815) 964-6666;
909-0360 Natural Resources Defense Council
Defends embattled wilderness, rivers, clean air, coasts and
wildlife across America and around the globe. Saved Baja’s
whales, Canada’s Spirit bears and California’s sequoias.
(212) 727-2700;
909-0320 The Nature Conservancy
The leading conservation organization working around the world
to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and
(703) 841-5300;
909-0390 Nuclear Energy Information Service
Provides information about the hazards, safety problems,
environmental effects and economic costs of nuclear power,
radioactive waste and radiation exposure and about viable energy
(773) 342-7650;
909-0400 Ocean Conservancy, The
Through research, education and science-based advocacy, the
Ocean Conservancy informs, inspires and empowers people to
speak and act on behalf of the oceans.
(800) 519-1541;
909-0395 Openlands
Protects the greater Chicago region’s natural areas through
advocacy, education and outreach, planning and land acquisition
to improve the quality of life for all.
(312) 427-4256;
909-0300 Land Trust Alliance
Leads 7,100 conservation groups across America to save
the forests, farms, waterways and natural areas you love in
communities where you live, work and travel.
(202) 638-4725;
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909-0410 The Peregrine Fund
Saves eagles, condors, falcons and other endangered birds
through research, breeding and conservation programs. Helps
preserve rainforests. Educates children and adults about nature
and science.
(800) 377-3716;
909-0420 Pesticide Action Network North America
Works to eliminate poisonous pesticides. Links consumer, labor,
health, environment and agriculture groups internationally to
advance safer, ecologically sound pest control alternatives.
(415) 981-1771;
909-0430 Prairie Rivers Network
A strong voice for Illinois’ rivers, providing leadership, technical
information and hands-on assistance to citizens working to
protect and enhance our rivers and water quality. (217) 344-2371;
909-0440 Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Converts thousands of miles of unused railroad corridors into
public trails for walking, bicycling, hiking, skating, horseback
riding, cross-country skiing, wildlife habitats and nature
(866) 202-9788;
909-0450 Rainforest Alliance
Works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods
by transforming land-use practices, business practices and
consumer behavior.
(888) MY-EARTH;
909-0465 Safer Pest Control Project
Dedicated to reducing the health risks and environmental impacts
of pesticides and promoting safer alternatives in Illinois.
(773) 878-7378;
909-0470 Save the Prairie Society
Acquires land, restores native Illinois ecosystems, protects
wildlife habitat, organizes field trips and conservation education
activities and promotes environmental values through grassroots
(708) 562-3280;
909-0475 Scenic America
Protects natural beauty, fights billboard blight, saves America’s
special places. Our education and advocacy preserves thousands
of miles of roads and hundreds of communities.
(202) 588-6387;
909-0485 Seven Generations Ahead
Promotes healthy local food and nutrition education in schools
and environmental planning and policies to build sustainable
energy efficient communities in the Chicago area.
(708) 660-9909;
909-0490 Sierra Club Foundation, Illinois Chapter
Dedicated to preserving wilderness and protecting environmental
quality through education, publication and all lawful means
(312) 251-1680;
909-0502 Southeast Environmental Task Force
Dedicated to serving the Southeast Side and south suburbs
of Chicago by promoting environmental education, pollution
prevention and sustainable development.
(773) 646-0436;
909-0505 The Student Conservation Association
Building new generations of conservation leaders by engaging
college and high school-age individuals in hands-on service to
parks, forests, and comunities.
(603) 543-1700;
909-0507 Surfrider Foundation
Protects and preserves the world’s oceans, waves and beaches
through conservation, activism, research and education.
Activities include: water quality monitoring, environmental
education and grassroots activism.
(800) 743-SURF;
909-0508 Sustainable Harvest
Facilitates long-term collaboration amoung trained local staff,
farmers and communities to implement sustainable landuse practices that alleviate poverty by restoring ecological
(207) 669-8254;
909-0510 Trout Unlimited, Illinois Council
Volunteers focus on the preservation, restoration, and
improvement of fisheries and their watersheds, through advocacy,
encouragement of sound conservation management, habitat
improvement, and environmental education.
(773) 638-6178;
909-0520 The Trust for Public Land
Conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens and other
natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to
(800) 714-LAND;
909-0530 Union of Concerned Scientists
Scientists and citizens working on solutions to reduce air
pollution and global warming, protect biodiversity, prevent
nuclear proliferation and ensure a sustainable, safe food system.
(800) 666-8276;
909-0540 Wetlands Initiative, The
Dedicated to restoring the wetland resources of the Midwest to
improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat and biodiversity,
and reduce flood damages.
(312) 922-0777;
909-0551 Wilderness Society, The
Works to protect special wild places from development so that
future generations will have the opportunity to enjoy America’s
natural heritage.
(800) THE-WILD;
909-0553 Wildlife Conservation Society
Saves endangered species and threatened ecosystems in 60
countries; teaches ecology and inspires care for wildlife through
the Bronx Zoo and national science education programs.
(718) 741-1647;
909-0559 World Resources Institute
Provides research, policy analysis, and solutions to issues at
the intersection of people and the environment. Moves human
society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its
capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and
future generations.
(202) 729-7600;
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909-0560 World Wildlife Fund
Protects endangered wildlife and their threatened habitats by
providing emergency assistance and long-term support to parks,
nature preserves and anti-poaching activities on five continents.
(202) 293-4800;
910-0010 American Center for Law and Justice
Specializing in constitutional law, the ACLJ is dedicated to the
concept that freedom and democracy are God-given inalienable
rights that must be protected.
(800) 296-4529;
909-0570 Xerces Society, Inc.
Protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and
their habitat.
(503) 232-6639;
910-0020 American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
The nation’s foremost defender of civil liberties. Defends
constitutional rights. Upholds free speech, reeligious liberty,
equality, privacy, due process. Protects minorities, women,
immigrants, the poor.
(212) 549-2500;
Special Olympics of Illinois – Code 905-0000
Special Olympics Illinois provides year-round
training and competition in 19 Olympic-style
sports for more than 21,300 children and adults
and with intellectual disabilities and more than 13,000 Young
Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities.
Special Olympics programs transforms lives by enhancing
physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills
and encourage family support. More than 4 million athletes in
more than 170 countries participate in Special Olympics. Part
of an international program, Special Olympics Illinois Eastern
Prairie/Area 8 serves more than 530 athletes in Champaign,
Ford, Iroquois, Kankakee, Piatt and Vermilion counties. Special
Olympics Illinois conducts more than 175 events throughout the
state each year. Champaign-Urbana hosts district bocce and
aquatics competitions, each bringing hundreds of athletes from
around Central Illinois to the community.
Contact Special Olympics Illinois at (800) 394-0562.
910-0393 Arthritis & Chronic Pain Research Institute
Chronic pain caused by arthritis, cancer, and other medical
conditions cripple 86 million Americans. Help us continue our
search for new medications to relieve pain.
(800) 877-4166;
910-0055 Boy Scouts of America
One of the nation’s most prominent values-based youth
development organizations. Programs for building character,
training in the responsibilities of citizenship, and developing
personal fitness.
(972) 580-2200;
910-0060 Breast Cancer Coalition
Breast Cancer Coalition is dedicated to ending breast cancer
by January 1, 2020 through the power of grassroots action and
(800) 622-2838;
910-0070 Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation
(Prevent Cancer Foundation)
Your donation funds cancer prevention research; educates people
about how they can prevent cancer; and supports community
cancer prevention programs.
(800) 227-2732;
America’s Charities – Code 910-0000
Working to build strong communities.
Addressing needs of children, families,
communities through member programs, by
helping employers and employees support our
member charities’ programs.
(800) 458-9505;
Through your gift to America’s Charities you can:
• Help fulfill the wish of a child with a life-threatening illness
• Help fund research toward a cure for terminal diseases
• Help protect individual freedoms of citizens without resources
• Help fund activites to motivate children’s interest in reading
• Help promote activites designed to benefit the environment,
humans, and wildlife
910-0000 America’s Charities
910-0005 Alzheimer’s and Aging Research Center
Supports research dedicated to understanding Alzheimer’s and to
finding effective Alzheimer’s treatment. Your contribution funds
scientists searching for cures to Alzheimer’s and aging related
(866) 963-2272;
910-0395 Alzheimer’s Disease Research
Funds cutting-edge research to stop Alzheimer’s disease and
provides public information about risk factors, preventive
lifestyles, treatments, and coping strategies. Let’s discover a
(800) 437-2423;
910-0080 Catholics United for Life
Pro-life Catholic organization dedicated to defending human
life from the moment of conception. Activities include youth
conference, educational programs and legal defense of religious
(800) 764-8444;
910-0085 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170
children’s hospitals across North America. Donations support
research and training, purchase equipment and pay for
uncompensated care.
(801) 214-7400;
910-0095 Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
The Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by
funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for
people living with paralysis.
(800) 225-0292;
910-0100 Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation
Our goal is to fund scientific research into treatments and cure of
diabetes. Conducts screening, education programs to save lives
from blindness, kidney failure, amputations.
(866) 293-3155;
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910-0105 Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, Inc.
Committed to curing children and adults now living with diabetes
and leads the world in bringing promising treatments to patients
as fast as possible.
(800) 321-3437;
910-0180 Humane Society of the United States, The
The Humane Society of the United States celebrates animals
and confronts cruelty and is ranked the #1 high-impact animal
protection group by Guidestar’s Philanthropedia experts.
(202) 808-7858;
910-0110 Dress for Success Worldwide
Dress for Success is an international non-profit organization that
promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women
through suiting, career development and employment retention
(212) 532-1922;
910-0185 “I Have A Dream” Foundation®
Empowering children in low-income communities to achieve
higher education by providing guaranteed tuition assistance for
college and a long-term program of academic and social support.
(212) 293-5480;
910-0120 Father Flanagan’s Boys’ Home
Provides food, clothing, shelter, education, spiritual, and medical
care to homeless, neglected, abused, and communicatively
handicapped boys and girls.
(800) 448-3000;
910-0394 International Planned Parenthood Federation,
Western Hemisphere Region
Providing access to sexual and reproductive health information
and services for all, especially the poor and marginalized.
(866) 477-3947;
910-0122 Feed The Children
Founded in 1979, Feed The Children’s mission is providing hope
and resources for those without life’s essentials.
(800) 627-4556;
910-0210 LIVESTRONG Foundation, The
LIVESTRONG fights to improve the lives of people affected by
cancer by providing direct services and empowering them to take
(877) 236-8820;
910-0396 Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Empowering and equipping coaches and athletes with
encouragement, resources and training to influence and impact
the world for Jesus Christ for more than 55 years.
(800) 289-0909;
910-0220 Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America
We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical
conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength,
and joy.
(800) 722-9474;
910-0325 Foster Care To Success Foundation
At age 18 most orphans are on their own. FC2S and volunteers
provide moral and financial support to parentless teens pursuing
college and vocational training.
(800) 950-4673;
910-0240 Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) works to protect families
from drunk driving and underage drinking, while also supporting
victims of drunk driving crashes.
(800) 438-6233;
910-0125 Fund for Animals, The
Through our network of lifesaving sanctuaries and medical
centers, stretching from coast to coast, The Fund for Animals
gives thousands of animals a second chance.
(888) 808-7858;
910-0245 Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
Enriches quality of life for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis
with a wide array of programs that bring support and services to
people with MS.
(800) 833-4672;
910-0130 Give Kids The World
Give Kids The World is a 70-acre, nonprofit in Central Florida that
provides a week-long, cost-free vacations to children with lifethreatening illnesses and their families.
(800) 995-5437;
910-0250 NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Fights for equality, access to education, employment, health
care, housing, environmental justice, voting rights, criminal
justice. Provides scholarships to promising African-American
undergraduates and law students.
(800) 221-7822;
910-0160 Hole In The Wall Gang Fund, The
Founded by Paul Newman, is a non-profit camp and year-round
center providing free services to children with cancer and other
life-threatening illnesses.
(203) 772-0522;
910-0165 Hospice America (American Hospice Foundation)
Increases access to hospice through public education,
professional training, and advocacy to ensure comfort and dignity
for dying people, and compassionate support for grieving families.
(800) 347-1413;
910-0170 Human Rights Campaign Foundation
Provides information and resources to educate the public and
foster sound public policy to end discrimination against gay,
lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans.
(800) 777-4723;
910-0260 NAACP Special Contribution Fund
Focused on protecting and advancing civil rights by eliminating
the disparity within target areas: criminal justice, education,
employment, emergency relief, health advocacy, housing, legal
(877) 622-2798;
910-0270 NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation
Works with 20 affiliates to advance our shared mission of making
abortion less necessary, and provides citizens with resources to
take action locally and nationally.
(202) 973-3000;
910-0285 National Down Syndrome Society
Strives to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and
inclusion of people with Down syndrome, focusing on public policy
and public awareness.
(800) 221-4602;
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910-0320 National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
Provides understandable information on rare diseases; peer
networking; community resource referrals; patient medication
assistance programs; research; advocacy for over 25 million
people with rare disorders.
(800) 999-6673;
910-0305 National Trust for Historic Preservation in the
United States
The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately-funded
nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places.
(800) 944-NTHP;
910-0310 Native American Rights Fund
Provides legal representation nationwide to Native American
tribes, organizations, and individuals in cases of national
significance involving tribal sovereignty, natural resources and
human rights.
(800) 447-0784;
910-0330 PetSmart Charities
PetSmart Charities has funded over $165 million to support spay/
neuter, disaster relief and educational programs and an in-store
adoption program saving nearly 5 million pets.
(800) 423-PETS;
910-0350 Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF)
Provides free books for children nationwide and engages children,
parents, and communities in reading and motivational activities to
encourage a lifelong love of reading.
(877) 743-7323;
910-0360 Ronald McDonald House Charities®
A global network of local Chapters and programs like the Ronald
McDonald House® provide resources to families that improve the
health and well-being of children.
(630) 623-7048;
910-0370 Southern Poverty Law Center
Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the
Center works toward making the ideals of equal justice and equal
opportunity a reality.
(888) 414-7752;
910-0365 Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Providing support to academic institutions and programs,
capacity building, and scholarships to students attending public
Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
(202) 507-4851;
910-0390 Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance
The TS Alliance supports tuberous sclerosis research, maintains
a national family support network, and promotes public
awareness and the education of medical and allied professionals.
(800) 225-6872;
910-0340 Zero Population Growth
The national grassroots organization working to stabilize global
population so that we can protect our environment, empower
women and improve everyone’s quality of life.
(800) 767-1956;
Global Impact – Code 901-0000
Global Impact raises funds to meet critical
humanitarian needs around the world. As
a leader in international philanthropy for
more than half a century, it works with a
broad network of private and public sector partners to provide
food, shelter, medical care, job skills and education to the
people who need it most. Global Impact supports an alliance of
nearly 70 U.S.-based international charities through innovative
partnerships and employee giving programs and provides
solutions to meet the unique giving needs of organizations and
donors. Additionally, the organization distributes funds for some
of America’s top corporations and administers one of the world’s
largest workplace giving campaigns: the Combined Federal
Campaign-Overseas (CFC-O). Since 1956, Global Impact has
generated more than $1.5 billion to assure help for the world’s
most vulnerable people.
901-0000 Global Impact
Supports leading U.S.-based international charities to address
critical needs throughout the world. We help ensure sustainable
solutions by meeting the real needs with real results.
(800) 836-4620;
901-0010 ACCION International
Building a financially inclusive world, with access to economic
opportunity for all, by giving people the financial tools they need
to improve their lives.
(800) 931-9951;
901-0030 African Medical & Research Foundation (AMREF)
Since 1957, has improved health for Africans through training,
capacity building and advocacy in HIV/AIDS, malaria, family
health, water and sanitation and clinical outreach.
(212) 768-2440;
901-0040 Africare
Develops self-help programs in Africa to increase food
production, develop clean water resources, manage the
environment, strengthen health care and deliver emergency
(202) 462-3614;
901-0070 American Jewish World Service
Inspired by Judaism’s commitment to justice, AJWS works to
realize human rights and end poverty in the developing world.
(800) 889-7146;
901-0080 American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA)
American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) advances the wellbeing of people in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon and Jordan.
(202) 266-9700;
901-0090 American Refugee Committee
International relief and development agency empowering people
impacted by conflict and disaster to recover and rebuild their lives
in dignity.
(800) 875-7060;
901-0100 AmeriCares Foundation, Inc.
Restores health and saves lives by delivering donated medicines,
medical supplies and humanitarian aid to people in need around
the world and here at home.
(800) 486-4357;
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901-0105 Ashoka
Catalyzes the world’s leading social entrepreneurs with system
changing solutions to ignite a generation of changemakers to help
sustain and support large scale social change.
(703) 527-8300;
901-0520 EngenderHealth
EngenderHealth is the leading international reproductive health
organization working to improve the quality of health care in the
world’s poorest countries.
(800) 564-2872;
901-0110 CARE
Fights root causes of poverty in 84 countries; special focus on
empowering poor women to lift themselves, their families and
communities out of poverty.
(800) 422-7385;
901-0530 Episcopal Relief & Development
A compassionate response of the Episcopal Church to human
suffering. With partners, the organization empowers communities
to create solutions to poverty and recover from disasters.
(855) 312-4325;
901-0150 Children International
Our mission is to bring lasting change to impoverished children
by reducing their daily struggles and providing opportunities for
better health, education and success.
(800) 888-3089;
901-0210 FINCA International
Provides financial services to the world’s lowest-income
entrepreneurs so they can create jobs, buid assets and improve
their standard of living. (202) 682-1510;
901-0160 ChildFund International Helping deprived, excluded and vulnerable children have the
capacity to become young adults and leaders who bring lasting
and positive change in their communities.
(800) 776-6767;
901-0220 Freedom From Hunger
Combines microfinance, education and health protection services
to help poor families in the developing world improve their
incomes, safeguard their health and achieve food security.
(800) 708-2555;
901-0170 Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC)
Fighting poverty, hunger and injustice through partnerships and
locally originated community development programs; responding
to disasters with emergency supplies and reconstruction of
homes and livelihoods.
(800) 552-7972;
901-0230 GAVI Campaign
A public charity committed to saving children’s lives and
protecting people’s health by increasing access to immunisation
in developing countries.
(202) 478-7743;
901-0180 Church World Service
Church World Service works with partners to eradicate hunger
and poverty and promote peace and justice among the world’s
most vulnerable people.
(800) 297-1516;
901-0185 Counterpart International
Working in partnership to empower people, communities and
institutions to drive and sustain their own development.
(571) 447-5700;
901-0190 Doctors Without Borders USA
An independent international medical humanitarian organization
that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict,
epidemics and natural disasters in more than 70 countries.
(888) 392-0392;
901-0200 ECHO
ECHO fights world hunger by using science and technology
to develop agricultural solutions to aid farmers in developing
(239) 543-3246;
901-0240 Health Volunteers Overseas
Trains, mentors and provides critical professional support to
more than 3000 healthcare providers who care for the neediest
populations in over 25 countries.
(202) 296-0928;
901-0250 Heifer International
Helps poor families worldwide become self-sufficient by providing
food- and income-producing animals and training in animal
management, environmentally-sound farming and community
(855) 948-6437;
901-0260 Helen Keller International
Saves the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and
disadvantaged; combats the causes and consequences of
blindness and malnutrition.
(877) 535-5374;
901-0280 International Eye Foundation
A global leader in stainability programming changing how
eye care is delivered in the developing world through training,
technical assistance, and investments in capacity building.
(240) 290-0263;
901-0540 International Medical Corps
Global humanitarian organization saving lives and building selfreliance by providing vital medical care; training healthcare
providers; rebuilding clinics; and improving water & sanitation.
(310) 826-7800;
901-0290 International Orthodox Christian Charities
Provides humanitarian/development assistance to people in
U.S., Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East who have been
devastated by man-made and natural disasters.
(877) 535-5374;
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901-0300 International Relief Teams
Assists victims of disaster, poverty, and neglect worldwide,
providing immediate relief and long-term programs including
medical training, surgical and clinical outreach, and health
(619) 284-7979;
901-0310 International Rescue Committee
Our commitment to freedom, human dignity, and self-reliance is
reflected in well-planned global emergency relief, rehabilitation
assistance, resettlement services, and advocacy for refugees.
(855) 973-7283;
901-0315 International Youth Foundation
IYF programs are catalysts of change that help young people
obtain a quality education, gain employability skills, make healthy
choices and improve their communities.
(410) 951-1500;
901-0320 Lutheran World Relief
Affirming God’s love for all people, we work with Lutherans and
partners around the world to end poverty, injustice and human
(800) 597-5972;
901-0330 Mercy Corps
Providing lifesaving aid worldwide following a disaster or conflict,
and helping local populations design and implement sustainable
programs to promote health and economic development.
(888) 747-7440;
901-0335 Millennium Promise
We are redefining the approach to ending extreme poverty and
enabling rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa to move from
hunger to self-sufficiency by 2015.
(212) 870-2490;
901-0340 Near East Foundation
By supporting grassroots, community-based organizations, we
help highly vulnerable communities in the Middle East and Africa
achieve social wellbeing, economic security and good governance.
(315) 428-8670;
901-0350 Opportunity International
We collaborate with local partners worldwide to provide
microfinance services allowing poor entrepreneurs to develop
steady income, provide for families and create jobs for neighbors.
(800) 793-9455;
901-0360 Oxfam America
Oxfam America is a global organization working to right the wrong
of poverty.
(800) 776-9326;
901-0370 PATH
Poor communities have the right to safer childbirth, life-saving
vaccines, and lives free from AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. We
create solutions for better health worldwide.
(206) 285-3500;
901-550 PCI-Media Impact
Media Impact’s unique approach to communications combines
the principles of Entertainment-Education with the reach of mass
media to mobilize individual, community creating positive change.
(212) 687-3366;
901-0375 Partners In Health
Our mission is both medical and moral, based on solidarity rather
than charity alone. Whatever it takes.
(617) 998-8922;
901-0130 Plan USA Plan International USA is part of a global organization that works
with communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of
poverty for children.
(800) 556-7918;
901-0410 Project HOPE
Project HOPE provides sustainable improvements in health
around the globe through education and humanitarian assistance
with more than 92 percent of revenues dedicated to programs.
(800) 544-4673;
901-0420 Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
Our mission is to advance world understanding, goodwill and
peace through the improvement of health, the support of
education and the alleviation of poverty. (866) 976-8279;
901-0430 Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO)
Create a world where people live in safe and sustainable
communities in which differences are respected and basic needs
are met.
(703) 684-5528;
901-0440 Save the Children
Our Mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treat
children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
(800) 728-3843;
901-0445 SOS Children’s Villages-USA
World’s largest organization for orphaned and abandoned
children. Since 1949, we have grown to over 540 Villages in 133
countries, including the United States.
(888) 767-4543;
901-0450 TechnoServe, Inc.
We work with enterprising people in the developing world to build
competitive farms, businesses and industries.
(800) 999-6757;
901-0460 UNICEF, U.S. Fund for
Works for the survival, protection and development of children
worldwide through fundraising, education and advocacy.
(800) 486-4233;
901-0470 Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
We defend human rights and civil liberties, promoting environmental
and economic justice with grassroots partners worldwide, while
engaging our members to serve as citizen-activists.
(800) 388-3920;
901-0480 United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
To alleviate human suffering. We provide practical, proactive
support to the most vulnerable survivors of chronic or temporary
emergencies due to natural or civil causes.
(800) 554-8583;
901-0485 Water For People
Water For People is an international organization that supports
the development os sustainable drinking water resources,
sanitation facilities, and hygiene education programs in
developing countries.
(720) 488-4590;
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901-0490 William J. Clinton Foundation
Enhance people’s capacity to meet global challenges by improving
global health, protecting the environment, strengthening
economies and promoting healthier childhoods.
(501) 370-8000;
901-0495 Women for Women International
We provide direct aid, rights awareness and leadership education,
vocational skills training and income generation support to
women survivors of war, conflict and civil strife.
(202) 737-7705;
901-0500 World Relief
Provides emergency relief and community-based solutions
to alleviate poverty in 18 countries and provides assistance to
refugees in the United States.
(443) 451-1900;
Independent Charities of America – Code 911-0000
America’s finest traditional and independent
charities working to feed the hungry, shelter
the homeless, protect the children, and care
for the elderly, ill and infirm. All the charities
listed below meet the highest standards for public accountability,
program effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness – so your
generosity brings real help to real people, right now.
Your gift can:
• Help a working poor woman decently feed her children
• Train a hearing dog for a deaf person who could otherwise
not afford one
• Help clear a mine field before another innocent child dies
from a left-over war
• Honor a fallen Marine
...and so much more.
911-0013 Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation
Telling hte stor of Abraham Lincoln—his life and times is our
mission. Your support helps keep his story alive, join us today.
(217) 557-6251;
911-0015 Access Fund
Promotes minimum impact climbing practices and conservation.
(888) 863-6237;
911-0017 A Children’s Brain Tumor Cure
Brain tumors = leading cause of solid tumor death in children.
A cure is possible, if research is funded. More research, Less
expenses, More results.
(914) 762-3494;
911-0016 Action Against Hunger USA
Help us end world hunger with innovative programs in nutrition,
water and sanitation, food security and health.
(877) 777-1420;
911-0018 Adoptable Children (North American Council)
Advocate family solutions for children in foster care.
(651) 644-3036;
911-0022 Adoption Center
Finds adoptive families for abused, neglected, and disabled U.S.
(800) TO-ADOPT;
911-0023 Adoption Exchange Association
114,000 U.S. foster children need adoptive families! AEA recruits
families and helps agencies, professionals, and families negotiate
local and interstate adoption. Home to
(888) 200-4005;
Thank you for sharing—the American Way.
911-0024 Adoptions by Cradle of Hope
Provide overseas adoption services and support.
(301) 587-4400;
911-0000 Independent Charities of America
911-0030 Adventist Relief & Development International
Promotes self-reliance and social well-being.
(800) 424-ADRA;
911-1090 1-800-RUNAWAY
1.6 million kids runaway from home every year. Help us be there at
1-800-RUNAWAY 24/7 to keep these kids safe and off the streets.
(800) RUNAWAY;
911-0010 4-H: The National 4- H Council
Youth taking leadership to their communities.
(301) 961-2853;
911-0011 Abortion Federation, National (NAF)
Women’s reproductive health and rights are under unprecedented
assault. Our members provide quality, compassionate abortion
care in the face of threats, violence, and politically-motivated
(202) 667-5881;
911-0012 Abandoned Children’s Fund
Saving children’s lives! Sharing God’s love by providing food,
shelter, clean water, healthcare, education and vocational
training to desperate, abandoned women, children and families.
(888) 884-0567;
911-0031 Aid for African Catholic Missions
Alleviate human suffering among the poor and marginalized
in East Africa. Help supply basic human/spiritual needs; build
churches, schools, health clinics and youth hostels.
(866) 220-8981;
911-0935 Affordable Housing for Americans in Need
Building homes, rebuilding lives. National housing program that
develops and finances affordable, energy-efficient, programenriched housing for low income families, seniors and people
with special needs.
(303) 830-3300;
911-0070 AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Disease Information
Services of the American Social Health Association
Fights sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
(919) 361-8400;
911-0072 Aid for Starving Children
Six children dying of hunger every second - over 14,000 a day!
Make a difference. Your actions today can help save a child’s life.
(800) 514-3499;
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911-0071 Aid for Trash Dump Children
An UNForgotten Fund Save hungry children and their mothers
from eating trash and living in garbage dumps. Give them clean
food and water, shelter, schooling and a future.
(443) 668-2648;
911-0108 Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation
Help fight Alzheimer’s disease and find a cure through
research and prevention. Committed to ensuring peak mental
performance and optimum brain function throughout our lives.
(520) 749-8374;
911-0080 AIDS Programs of the National Minority AIDS Council
Provides minority organizations with assistance.
(202) 483-6622;
911-0153 America’s VetDogs - the Veteran’s K-9 Corps, Inc.
Trains guide, service, and therapy dogs. Transforms the lives of
disabled veterans and active servicemembers at home, in VA and
military hospitals, and while deployed.
(866) 838-3647;
911-0090 AIDS Treatment and Research Infomation
Provides complete and up-to-date information.
(415) 558-8669;
911-0091 AIDS Vaccine Initiative, International
The world needs an AIDS vaccine. We work to ensure and speed
development of safe, effective, accessible, prventive HIV vaccines
for use throughout the world.
(212) 847-1111;
911-0096 Air Serv International
We carry medicines, relief workers, supplies, food and medevac
patients for hundreds of relief agencies working with developing
nations in crisis.
(540) 428-2323;
911-0098 Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
A four-year-old cancer patient’s front yard lemonade stand
evolved to a nationwide movement to find a cure for pediatric
cancer. Please join us.
(866) 333-1213;
911-0100 Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics, Inc.
Reduces asthma and allergy suffering and death.
(703) 641-9595;
911-0117 American Freedom Foundation, Inc.
Taking care of our veterans, active duty military and military
families by providing for medical care, rehabilitation,
reintegration, job training, and housing aid/homeless rescue.
(813) 541-4512;
911-0118 American Medical Overseas Relief
Building international bridges to the most impoverished women
and children of the world by providing desperately needed
medical services that save lives and bring hope.
(559) 440-8330;
911-0113 American Discovery Trail Society
Help build the first coast-to-coast, multi-use hiking trail.
(703) 753-0149;
911-0115 American Forest Foundation
Conserving today and preparing for tomorrow. Dedicated to forest
conservation, wildlife habitat restoration, and environmental
education to protect our nation’s natural resources and green spaces.
(202) 463-2462;
911-0101 Alley Cat Allies
Works for humane control of feline overpopulation.
(202) 667-3630;
911-0120 AIDS Children’s Foundation
HIV+ children don’t have to die. Help us provide free antiretroviral and other medication, support, and education to help
victims achieve their full life potential.
(888) 683-8323;
911-0102 Alliance to Save Energy
With skyrocketing energy costs, help the Alliance advance energy
efficiency as the quickest, cheapest, cleanest way to help America
save money, energy and the environment.
(202) 857-0666;
911-0130 American Association for Cancer Research
The answer is research. AACR directs funding to where it is
needed most-research scientists making the most important
discovers in the fight against cancer.
(866) 423-3965;
911-0103 Alopecia Areata Foundation National
Provides major research funding, patient educational materials
and support for alopecia areata a mystifying autoimmune disease
affecting all ages, causing one’s hair to fall out.
(415) 472-3780;
911-0110 American Bible Society
Mission: To make the Bible available to every person in a
language and format each can understand and afford, through
worldwide translation, publication and distribution.
(212) 408-1550;
911-0104 Alzheimer’s Disease Research
Funds cutting-edge research to stop Alzheimer’s disease and
provides public information about risk factors, preventative
lifestyles, treatments, and coping strategies. Let’s discover a cure!
(800) 437-2423;
911-0140 American Humane Association
Protects animals and children from cruelty.
(800) 227-4645;
911-0105 Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
Hands-on care and support services nationwide for individuals
with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and their
families. “Caring for the Nation.
(866) AFA-8484;
911-0107 Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, Fisher Center
Providing research into Alzheimer’s.
(800) ALZ-INFO;
911-0150 American Indian College Fund
Help us revive some of the most economically depressed
communities in our nation by supporting scholarships to
American Indian students at our nation’s tribal colleges.
(303) 426-8900;
911-0154 American Bird Conservancy
Protecting native birds and their habitats throughout the
Americas, through reserve creation, habitat restoration, and
threat reduction, leading public/private conservation partnerships
to get results.
(888) BIRD-MAG;
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911-0155 Amputee Coalition of America
Empowering amputees to participate in decisions about their
own care, services and outcomes through education, support and
advocacy and promoting limb loss prevention.
(888) 267-5669;
911-0125 Animal Legal Defense Fund
Protects the lives and advance the interests of animals through
the legal system.
(707) 769-7771;
911-0170 Animals for Awareness
Wildlife rehabilitation provided for all native animals. No-kill,
permanent safe haven for displaced exotic and unreleasable
wildlife. Humane education and pet therapy for all ages.
(708) 361-9330;
911-0175 Animal Slaughter & Child Starvation Stop Here!
We fight atrocities against people and animals by helping poor,
hungry families feed themselves while saving innocent animals
from mutilation, severe confinement, and horrific slaughter.
(202) 495-1348;
911-0180 Anxiety Disorders, Panic, & Stress Research and
Awareness Foundation Promotes the prevention, treatment, and cure.
(301) 231-9350;
911-0185 Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Preserve and manage this amazing nature trail. Ensuring that
its priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today,
tomorrow, and for centuries to come.
(304) 535-6331;
911-0190 Armed Forces Veterans Homes Foundation
Health Setbacks. Loneliness. Helplessness. We assist 30,000
veterans overcome challenges of aging and disabilities with
quality long term care at 140 State Veterans Homes
(301) 899-8386;
911-0191 Armed Services Mutual Benefit Association STAR
We assit organizations providing support for combat wounded
service members; support to military member families;
scholarships for veterans/military families; veterans’ needs; and
patriotic activities.
(800) 251-8434;
911-0200 Arthritis National Research Foundation
Help make arthritis a disease of the past. The search for a cure
continues as we continue to fund research to find new treatments.
800 588-2873;
911-0210 Asian Children’s Rescue & Relief Fund
Saving Asian abandoned, orphaned, destitute, and handicapped
children by providing hope and opportunity. Reaching their full
potential through basic care, corrective surgery, therapy, and
(866) 523-3133;
911-0220 ASPCA: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals
Prevents cruelty and alleviates the suffering of animals.
(212) 876-7700. ext. 4511;
911-0226 Asthma Foundation, American
23 million Americans suffer from asthma. To alleviate this
suffering, our scientists are committed to discovering urgently
needed treatments and preventing and finding a cure.
(800) 284-0989;
911-0225 Assistance Dog United Campaign
Help provide loving assistance dog partners-Guide, Service,
Hearing, Social/Therapy dogs-to individuals with disabilities
through ADUC’s assistance dog sponsorships and training
program support.
(800) 284-DOGS;
911-0230 Autism Intervention and Treatment Research Organization for Autism Research
We’re here to provide those answers and fund studies that provide
practical information on lifelong care.
(703) 351-5031;
911-0240 Autism Society of America
Improves the lives of individuals with autism.
(800) 3-AUTISM;
911-0145 Autoimmune Diseases Association, Inc.
Fights 80 autoimmune diseases.
(888) 856-8585;
911-0250 Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Helps children with cancer.
(847) 952-9164
911-0255 Believe In Tomorrow National Children’s Foundation
National leader in hospital and respite housing for critically ill
children your donation provides essential support services to
families in the midst of medical crisis.
(800) 933-5470;
911-0257 Best Buddies for Children with Mental Retardation
Children with mental retardation are often lonely and isolated.
Change their future by matching them with volunteers in one-toone friendships…providing ‘Best Buddies’ for life.
(800) 89-BUDDY;
911-0260 Bethany Christian Services
Enfold a child in loving arms!
(616) 224-7610;
911-0265 Bethany Christian Services - Illinois
Provide free, confidential, options counseling and support to any
woman facing an unplanned pregnancy.
(773) 264-0200;
911-0216 Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
Reward scholarships to Asian and Pacific Islanders with financial
needs. Provide guidance, mentorship and programs to facilitate
students academic, personal and professional success.
(877) 808-7032;
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911-0270 Big Run Wolf Ranch, Inc.
Wildlife education facility featuring rescued North American
wildlife: wolves, bear, coyotes, lynx. Programs stress importance
of wildlife and ecological conservation and endangered species
(815) 588-0044;
911-0276 Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc.
Hundreds of thousands of children are suffering. Missing limbs,
damaged hearts, facial deformities, Down Syndrome, autism.
We’re a lifeline for families struggling with birth defects.
(407) 566-8304;
911-0293 Breast Cancer African-American, Sisters Network, Inc.
Stop the silence, speaking with one voice, empowering women
through eduation and advocacy. Increasing the number of
mammograms which saves lives.
(866) 781-1808;
911-0294 Breast Cancer Aid and Research Institute
Awards medical research grants and ships medical supplies and
humanitarian aid to programs that treat breast cancer and other
degenerative diseases. Breast cancer support groups.
(800) 759-2150;
911-0278 Black Charities for Children, Families, Communities
Provides programs that improve the quality of life for Black
children, families and communities.
(301) 563-6250;
911-0295 Breast Cancer Fund
Breast cancer is a public health crisis effecting mothers, sisters,
and daughters. BCF identifies and advocates for elimination of the
environmental causes of the disease.
(866) 760-TBCF;
911-0279 Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
Bladder cancer is the 5th most common cancer in this U.S., yet
no one talks about it. Help raise awareness, fund research and
provide support.
(888) 901-2226;
911-0296 Breast Cancer Crusade by Avon
Our mission is to improve the lives of women and their families
on the vital issues of breast cancer, domestic violence and
emergency relief.
(866) 505-2866;
911-0281 Blind Vietnamese Children Foundation
We provide direct assistance to the Vietnamese shelter-schools
for blind and multi-impaired children, enabling them to become
independent and self-sufficient, as American blind children do.
(415) 713-2481;
911-0300 Breast Cancer Action
Take action with a breast cancer organization that educates
and advocates for social justice, patients before profits and an
environment with fewer toxins.
(877) 2-STOP-BC;
911-0282 Bone Marrow Donor Registry - American
The registry makes lifesaving donor/patient matches possible.
(800) 745-2452;
911-0301 Breast Cancer Research & Assistance Fund
Provides research grants, medical equipment and supplies
to clinics that treat breast cancer and other chronic diseases.
Provides educational materials for patients. Cancer support
(602) 241-2697;
911-0283 Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute
Advocates against animal abuse, and provides sanctuary for
rescued primates.
(800) 348-7387;
911-0284 Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois
Residential scholarship program helping children in need to meet
their full potential through value-centered, family-like homes,
opportunities and quality education through college.
(847) 920-2780;
911-0285 Boys Hope Girls Hope
Helps hurt and at-risk children.
(314) 298-1250;
911-0286 Brady Center to Prevent Handgun Violence
Educates Americans about the scope of gun violence.
(202) 289-7319;
911-0287 Brain Injury Association of America
Research and personal support to help the 5.3 million survivors of
traumatic brain injury.
(800) 444-6443;
911-0288 Brain Tumor Association, American
Funds research for treatment of brain tumors.
(847) 827-9910;
911-0289 Bread and Water for Africa, Inc.
Strengthening African initiatives for self-sufficiency through
grassroots health, clean water, education, orphanages, vocational
training, agriculture and micro-credit programs focusing on
women and children.
(888) 371-9690;
911-0310 Brother’s Brother Foundation
Medical, educational, and agricultural programs.
(412) 321-3160;
911-0315 Buckner Children and Family Services
Children desperate. Orphans alone, Families in need. Our
adoption, foster care, humanitarian aid, education, prevention
and support programs transform lives of vulnerable children and
(800) 442-4800;
911-0318 Camp Courageous
Thousands of campers with disabilities attend Courageous’
recreational and respite facilities annually. Available 24 hours a
day, 365 days a year. Run entirely on donations.
(319) 465-5916;
911-0320 Cancer Aid and Research Fund
Cancer support groups for patients and families.
(623) 561-5893;
911-0322 Cancer Care, Inc.
Caring for people facing the challenges of cancer. Supporting
patients, loved ones, caregivers. Social workers provide help and
hope through free counseling, education, financial assistance.
(800) 813-HOPE;
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911-0325 Cancer Curing Society
Help thousands of people recover from so-called “incurable”
diseases, such as cancer, by teaching a powerful natural
treatment to patients, medical professionals and caregivers.
(888) 443-7766;
911-0324 Cancer Prevention and Research Fund
Over 1.5 million people will get cancer this year! One third of
the most common cancers could be prevented! Help stop the
needless suffering.
(602) 241-2873;
911-0331 Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund
Helps prevent and treat cancer amoung adults and children by
providing them with information to lower their risks and find the
most effective treatments.
(202) 223-4000;
911-0330 Cancer Research Foundation
Help us find a cure for cancer. Funding laboratory and clinical
cancer research projects that provide better treatment and care.
(312) 630-0055;
911-0332 Cancer Research Fund of the Damon Runyon Walter Winchell Foundation
100% of your donation funds brilliant young cancer researchers
seeking new treatments for all forms of cancer.
(877) 7-CANCER;
911-0333 Cancer Research America - NFCR
If you agree that world-class, cutting-edge research is the key to
more effective cancer treatments, prevention, and detection - join
us - save lives!
(800) 321-CURE;
911-0334 Cancer Research Fund VHL Alliance
Funds research, provides information, peer support, improving
diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life for people living with
kidney cancer and related tumors.
(800) 767-4VHL;
911-0336 Canine Assistants
Training great dogs for special people. Invest in freedom by
providing service dogs to children and adults with disabilities.
Thank you!
(800) 771-7221;
911-0340 Canine Companions for Independence
Gives independence to people with disabilities.
(800) 572-2275;
911-0350 Canines for Disabled Kids
Providing trained rescued dogs and donated puppies for
assistance at home and in school.
(978) 422-5299;
911-0352 Canine Health Foundation
Help dogs live longer, healthier lives by fighting canine diseases
live cancer, epilepsy, eye and heart disease. Our work furthers
human treatments and cures too.
(888) 682-9696;
911-0360 Carter Center
Prevents and resolves conflicts, enhances freedom and
democracy, and improves world health.
(800) 550-3560;
911-0370 CASA-Court Appointed Advocates for Abused Children
Trains advocates for abused and neglected children.
(800) 628-3233;
911-0390 Catholic Health Care for the Poor
Distributes health care to victims of poverty.
(212) 242-7757, x22;
911-0400 Catholic Relief Services - USCCB
Rushes food, clothing, shelter, water and comfort to God’s most
vulnerable children effectively and efficiently in times of disaster
and provides the means to self-sufficiency.
(888) 277-7575;
911-0402 Catholic Urban Programs
Helps us help the destitute, homeless, elderly, children, those in
need with the most basic necessities of food, shelter, outreach,
after schhol, programs/budget counseling, etc.
(618) 398-5616;
911-0410 Celiac Central, National Foundation for Celiac
Help save millions of lives, billions of dollars. Celiac disease can
lead to malnourishment, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, other
life-threatening diseases. 95% of sufferers remain undiagnosed.
(215) 325-1306;
911-0411 Center for Food Safety
Protecting human health and the environment by working to
change harmful methods of food production and by promoting
organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture.
(202) 547-9359;
911-0413 Center for Reproductive Rights
Promote and defend women’s reproductive freedom. Safeguard
women’s health. We use the law in the U.S. and globally to ensure
women’s dignity, equality, and self-determination.
(917) 637-3600;
911-0415 C.H.A.D.D. (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit
Family support, education, and research.
(301) 306-7070;
911-1387 Charitable Children’s Fund of America
Provides higher education, mental and physical healthcare
assistance to children who lost parents on Setpember 11, 2001.
(661) 633-9076;
911-0418 Chicago Humanities Festival
A thinking person’s celebration dedicated to the life and
achievements of the human mind. Gives audiences access to the
foremost thinkers of our time.
(312) 661-1028;
911-0420 Chicago Women’s Health Center
Empower and educate low-income and uninsured women by
helping CWHC provide gynecology, counseling, and women’s
health education. Sliding-scale fees.
(773) 935-6126;
911-0425 Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras
CYSO provides music instruction and cultural opportunities for
thousands of young people through five core training orchestras
and music education programs in Chicago Public Schools.
(312) 939-2207;
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911-0422 Chief Petty Officer Scholarship Fund
Help us say YES - ensure all CPO family members receive
financial support to attend the community college, vocational
college, college or university of their choice.
(757) 233-9136;
911-0430 Child Family Health International
Provides free health care to poor children worldwide.
(800) 771-2344;
911-0440 Child Find of America
Child kidnapping prevention and recovery specialists.
(800) I-AM-LOST;
911-0450 Child Foundation
An international nonprofit organization that helps children in need,
who have been identified as high achievers, remain in school.
(503) 698-4084;
911-0455 Child Rescue International
Relief to institutionalized handicapped children.
(800) 245-9191;
911-0452 Child Slavery, Trafficking and Forced Labor Rescue
Devoted to the rescue of trafficked and exploited child laborers
from carpet looms in Asia, and offering them rehabilitation,
counseling, education and a home.
(202) 234-9050;
911-0456 Child Sex Abuse Prevention and Protection Center
Child sexual abuse harms millions each year. Victims and
families suffer silently with lifelong impacts. Prevent abuse
before another child is harmed. Stop it now!
(413) 587-3500;
911-0457 Childhelp®
Working to meet the physical, emotional, educational and
spiritual needs of abused and neglected children. We focus our
efforts on advocacy, prevention, treatment, and communityoutreach.
(480) 922-8212;
911-0458 Cancer Coalition, The National
Providing cutting edge children’s cancer research, one-to-one
patient and family education services, and life saving cancer
medicines free to needy patients. Your support saves lives.
(919) 821-2182;
911-0459 Childhood Cancer Research - St. Baldrick’s Foundation
Shaving the way to conquer kids cancer! Our volunteers shave
their heads in solidarity, raising funds for awareness and
lifesaving research to cure children’s cancer.
(888) 899-BALD;
911-0460 Children Awaiting Parents
Unites children with caring adoptive parents.
(716) 232-5110;
911-0465 Children of the Night
Rescues American children from street prostitution.
(800) 551-1300;
911-0470 Children’s Angel Flight
Free medical air transportation for ill children.
(888) 675-1405;
911-0469 Children’s AIDS Fund
Millions of children orphaned, families ravaged by HIV/AIDS.
Millions more need education to stay HIV free. Help limit
suffering through prevention, care and treatment.
(866) 829-1560;
911-0472 Children’s Cancer Aid and Research Institute
Provides childhood cancer research grants. Ships medical supplies
to hospitals and clinics worldwide. Provides summer camp
scholarships and support groups. “Together we are their hope!”
(800) 759-3390;
911-0323 Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation
Helping children battle cancer through natinoal “Bear-Able Bag”
program. Gift bags with toys, games, give children in hospitals
hope, spirit. Emergency financial support to families.
(800) 238-6479;
911-0482 Children’s Emergency Medical Fund
Malnutrition: a child’s gravest threat. Weakened and hungry,
children fall prey to disease. Help save these starving children
through life-saving medial supplies and healthy foods.
(602) 241-2873;
911-0483 Children Fire & Burn Fund
Provides free smoke alarms and fire prevention education
materials to local firefighters.
(800) 877-1250;
911-0484 Children’s Brain Disease Research Foundation
Ensuring a parent never hears, ‘there’s nothing we can do for your
sick child.” Help find cures for Gaucher and other life-threatening,
childhood brain diseases.
(916) 797-3700;
911-0485 Children’s Heart Foundation International
Treatment for children with congenital heart disease.
(877) 869-ICHF;
911-0487 Children’s Hope International Foundation
Homes, health and hope for children in need. We’re committed to
giving needed physical, medical, educational and humanitarian
help to orphans all around the world.
(888) 899-2349;
911-0490 Children’s Hopes & Dreams - Wish Fulfillment
Help us realize a suffering child’s final wish.
(800) 437-3262;
911-0453 Child Welfare League of America
Every child will grow up in a safe, loving and stable family. We
protect children, strengthen families and advocate children as a
national priority.
(202) 688-4200;
911-0463 Children of Nicaragua Fabretto Foundation
After-school academic and nutrition services to children living in
severe poverty in many communities in Nicaragua.
(703) 525-8716;
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911-0500 Children’s Hospital Medical Center Foundation
Benefits the Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
(510) 428-3360
911-0481 Children’s Food, Healthcare, Shelter and
Education Fund
We feed hungry children living in poverty, send doctors and
medicine, build shelters, send children to school or training and
find opportunities for their parents.
(207) 538-7899;
911-0503 Children’s Hunger Fund Foundation
Alleviating hunger and suffering in children’s lives by providing
direct food, clothing, and medicine to impoverished areas in
developing countries and across the United States.
(818) 899-5425;
911-0505 Children’s Medical Ministries
Provides surgical teams, medicine, food, and clothing.
(301) 261-3211;
911-0507 Children’s Mercy Fund
Save a child’s life – help us provide emergency food, clothing,
medical supplies, equipment and care to suffering children
throughout the world.
(954) 480-8655;
911-0515 Christian Freedom International
Caring for persecuted Christians in war-zones, brutal repression,
and emergency delivering medicine, food, education, tools and
Bibles reporting globally the atrocities occurring world-wide.
(800) 323-CARE;
911-0518 Christian Relief Services
Many cannot afford the most basic needs... food, water, medicine,
housing. We’re providing a hand-up rather than hand-out to
those who need it most worldwide.
(800) 33-RELIEF;
911-0519 Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome
(CFIDS) Association of America
Largest and most active charitable organization leading national
efforts in research, policy and communications to advance
understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of CFS.
(704) 365-2343;
911-0521 Circle of Concern
Circle of Concern feeds the hungry, helps families pay necessary
bills, shares the holiday spirit, and provides scholarships to
worthy students in St. Louis County.
(636) 861-2623;
911-0522 Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy
Seizures: each one can damage the brain or cut short of life.
Support cutting-edge epilepsy research. It’s time we found a cure.
(800) 765-7118;
911-0523 Civil War Preservation Trust
Manassas, Gettsburg, Antietam, Fredericksburg: Don’t let
developers pave over our nation’s past. If we don’t save America’s
battlefields now, we risk losing them forever.
(800) 298-7878;
911-0529 Comfort for America’s Uniformed Services
Provides entertainment and recreation programs to wounded
warriors returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and undergoing
long recuperations at military medical centers around the
(703) 750-6458;
911-0532 After a Child Dies — The Compassionate Friends
A child’s death is devastating. Parents are inconsolable. Siblings
experience a rollercoaster of emotions. Devastated grandparents
are in shocked disbelief. We help families to cope.
(877) 969-0010;
911-0533 Compassion and Mercy Associates
Famine, poverty, AIDS, war and natural disasters; we bring
practical assistance and spiritual comfort to those caught in
desperate need and extreme suffering.
(719) 265-2039;
911-0530 Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. (COPS)
Services for families of officers killed while on duty.
(573) 346-4911;
911-0534 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.
Developing African American leaders through internships,
fellowships and scholarships and educating the public through
policy forums, research and an annual legislative conference.
(202) 263-2800;
911-0535 Conservation and Protection of Public Lands
Fighting to keep America’s Public Lands in public hands.
Preventing unstable, unsound timber cutting, grazing and
mineral/oil production. This is your land!
(703) 629-3166;
911-0536 Convoy of Hope
Help children and families who are victims of disaster in the USA
and around the world by providing emergency relief, food, water,
supplies and shelter.
(417) 823-8998;
911-0540 Cornelia De Lange Syndrome Foundation
Children/families are provided personal support.
(800) 753-2357;
911-0543 Correctional Peace Officers Foundation
Nonprofit charity for Correctional Officers and their families, by
providing line-of-duty death benefit, and catastrophic assistance
in cases of accident or illness.
(800) 800-2763;
911-0544 COTA Children’s Organ Transplant Association
COTA gives hope and makes miracles for children and young
adults needing life-saving transplants. All funds raised for these
children go toward transplant expenses.
(800) 366-2682;
911-0545 Covenant House
Serves homeless and at-risk youth in 21 cities. No child turned
away. Free food, shelter, clothing, and medical services.
(800) 388-3888;
911-0549 Crime, Crisis and Disaster Victims Assistance
National Organization for Victim Assistance Crime and disaster
strike families, friends, and neighbors. We specialize in crisis
response teams, direct services, 24-hour helpline. Helps
champion dignity/compassion for all victims.
(703) 535-6682;
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911-0546 Cure Alzheimer’s Fund
We are the only group with a clear plan to cure this disease.
Funding breakthrough, aggressive research to end this disease as
quickly as possible.
(781) 237-3800;
911-0548 Deaf Video Communications of America, Inc.
Bring Christian resources to the Deaf community. We produce
and distribute Christian material videos using American Sign
Language to families, schools, churches and prisons.
(630) 221-0909;
911-0541 Delta Research and Educational Foundation
Promotes research which identifies solutions to issues affecting
African American women and their communities through funding
and support of charitable programs of Delta Sigma Theta.
(202) 347-1337;
911-0547 Diabetes & Immune Disease National Research
Help find treatments for diabetes and other immune system
disorders. Make the necessary scientific breakthroughs a reality
by supporting our cutting-edge research.
(858) 752-6500;
911-0550 Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation
We fund research for treatment, prevention, and cure.
(301) 493-5537;
911-0555 Diabetes Prevention and Aid Fund
Providing life saving fresh fruits and vegetables to impoverished
at-risk families. Science has proven that we can prevent diabetes
with our seven step plan.
(602) 241-2873;
911-0570 Direct Relief International
Strengthens local health programs and facilitates around the
world in areas of high need and responds to disasters with
medical material resources.
(800) 676-1638;
911-0575 Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust
Provides food/clothing/shelter to homeless veterans.
(606) 441-7300;
911-0576 Disabled Sports USA
Provides year-round sports rehabilitation programs nationally
to persons with disabiliites, including a program for severely
wounded service members from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
(301) 217-0960;
911-0590 Dollars for Scholars
Community-based scholarship foundations.
(800) 279-2083;
911-0592 Down Syndrome Association of Illinois
Provides support for new parents, advocacy and referral for
school-age children and innovative services for teens and adults
with Down syndrome.
(630) 325-9112;
911-0593 Down Syndrome Congress, National
Information for people with Down Syndrome.
(800) 232-NDSC;
911-0595 Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
Advancing research for more effective treatments and ultimately
a cure for dystonia, promoting awareness and education for the
well being of affected individuals and families
(800) 377-3978;
911-0605 Educate the Children
We provide scholarships, teacher training, adult literacy, health
programs, and small business development - with special
attention given to girls and women - to communities in Nepal.
(607) 272-1176;
911-0615 Equestrian Land Conservation Resource
Every hour, 250 acres of rural land is developed. Loss of
land is a critical and defining issue for all horse people and
(859) 455-8383;
911-0620 Faces: The National Association for the CranioFacially Handicapped
Funds for travel to reconstructive surgical centers.
(800) 3-FACES-3;
911-0626 Faith in Action of McHenry County
Preserving the independence/dignity of our senior citizens. Help us
provide no-cost services: transportation, friendly visits, housekeeping,
yard work, minor home repairs, shopping and respite.
(815) 455-3120;
911-0630 Farm Animal Reform Movement (FARM)
Promotes humane treatment of farm animals.
(800) ASK-FARM;
911-0640 Farm Safety 4 Just Kids
Dedicated farm safety for children.
(515) 758-2827;
911-0578 Disaster Dogs of Illinois
We train, equip and deploy the highest quality, certified K-9/Handler
urban Search and Rescue teams at no cost to those in need.
(847) 546-7876;
911-0650 Farmers & Hunters Feeding the Hungry
Please help farmers and hunters give nutritious meat free of
charge to their hungry neighbors.
(301) 739-3000;
911-0580 Discovery
Tuition-based, subsidized services, and a free academic at-risk
(618) 632-3670;
911-0655 Federation for American Immigration Reform
Stop illegal immigration. Fight “amnesty” for illegal aliens.
Improve border security. Join the FAIR Fight for immigration
policies that make sense for America.
(877) 627-3247;
911-0585 Dogs for Disabled Americans (NEADS)
Trains rescued dogs and donated puppies.
(978) 422-9064;
911-0870 Dogs Last Chance
Help us fight animal cruelty!
(310) 271-6096;
911-0657 Feed A Child
50 million Americans are hungry — 1 out of 6 in the U.S.
population and 1 out of 4 children! Help feed these poor,
malnourished, and needy Americans.
(602) 684-1360;
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911-0659 Feed My Hungry Children
Children go to bed hungry while food is thrown away. Help us
save food and meet the needs of America’s most desperate
children and families
(602) 241-2873;
911-0680 Franciscan Outreach Association
Provides food, emergency overnight shelter, and case
management to 6,000 of Chicago’s poor and homeless in order to
help them build a better life.
(773) 278-6724;
911-0660 Feed My People
Break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. We’re helping lowincome people get back on their feet with food, energy assistance,
job counseling and more.
(314) 631-4900;
911-0690 FRAXA Research Foundation
We aim to cure Fragile X, the foremost known cause of autism, by
funding medical research and helping affected families get the
best treatment. (978) 462-1866;
911-0669 Feed My People
Feeding hungry children in America and overseas. Providing
millions of pounds of vitamin-rich fruit and vegetables to
thousands of America’s neediest children and families.
(602) 678-3285;
911-0695 Free and Equal Elections Foundation, The
Dedicated to an open and transparent election process that gives
power back to the individual voter, not the corporations or special
(206) 501-9221;
911-0665 Feed My Starving Children
Meeting the needs of malnourished children. Volunteers pack
over 150 million nutritious meals for starving children in nearly 70
countries. Each meal costs 22 cents.
(763) 504-2919;
911-0700 Gift of Adoption Fund, Inc.
The gift of adoption gives children a future. Saving children in dire
situations and supporting the loving, giving, permanent families
who want to adopt them!
(847) 205-2784;
911-0666 Feeding America’s Children
America’s children without nutritional food. Many with only one
meal per day. Help us rush lifesaving fruits and vegetables to
hungry families throughout America.
(602) 241-2873;
911-0705 Giving Children Hope
Provides medicine/equipment for orphanages, pediatric hospitals,
and clinics.
(714) 524-4454;
911-0663 Feeding America’s Hungry Children
America’s Children Hungry! Desperate for Food! Hurting and
without Hope! Help us provide for the desperate food needs of
impoverished children throughout America.
(602) 241-2873;
911-0661 Feeding Children in America
One in four Children in America suffer from hunger! Help us get
nutritional and healthy fruits and vegetables to these suffering
(602) 241-2873;
911-0664 Feeding Hungry Children
Change a life! One in every 6 children lacks nutritious food. Many
children go to school hungry. Help us deliver fruit/vegetables to
disadvantages children.
(602) 241-2873;
911-0667 Fisher House Foundation
We build and donate Fisher Houses at military/VA medical
centers, support existing houses, help military families in need
and award scholarshiops for military children.
(888) 294-8560;
911-0668 Food & Medicine for the Poor
Collecting daily necessitates and food to redistribute to nonprofits nationwide/internationally to fight poverty, hunger and
disease. Help us meet needs and save lives.
(952) 897-7799;
911-0675 Foster Care Children and Family Fund
Children are abandoned through no fault of their own. We’re
improving foster children’s lives through college scholarships,
training for foster parents, summer camp and more.
(608) 274-9111;
911-0710 Give 2 The Troops, Inc.
Supporting the physical, moral, and spiritual health of America’s
armed forces in combat zones through the letters and packages
prepared and shipped by caring individuals.
(888) 876-6775;
911-0721 God’s Kids Organization
Giving hope to some of the neediest of 143 million orphans
worldwide. God’s Kids feeds, shelters, clothes, eduates orphans
holding orphanages and ourselves accountable.
(877) 246-3754;
911-0722 Gospel for Asia, Inc.
First responders to disasters, educators, of outcastes and
“Untouchables,” ambassadors of God’s love and hope, GFA native
missionaries transform thousands of lives now and eternally.
(800) 946-2742;
911-0723 Graves’ Disease Foundation
Providing patient services, public education and funding research
to find the cause and cure of Graves’ disease. Support groups and
counseling, help thyroid patients.
(877) 643-3123;
911-0711 Greenpeace Fund
Takes action, peacefully and creatively, to expose global
environmental problems and promote solutions essential to a
green and peaceful future.
(800) 326-0959;
911-0708 Greyhound Foundation
Greyhounds are starved, abused, abandoned, sold for
experimentation, and slaughtered because many tracks are
closing. Help us rescue, provide medical care, and adopt them.
(352) 628-2281;
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911-0712 Guide Dogs for the Blind
Providing safety, independence and companionship to the blind
and love, responsibility and purpose to dogs.
(800) 295-4050;
911-0715 Guide Dogs of America
Free guide dogs and training to blind individuals.
(800) 459-4843;
911-0720 Guild for the Blind
The Guild provides individuals who are blind or visually
impaired with the tools, training, and resources they need to live
(312) 236-8569;
911-0725 Habitat for Humanity International
Christian Housing ministry working to end poverty by partnering
with families in need to build affordable homes over 200,000
(800) 422-4828;
911-0730 Half the Sky Foundation
Half the Sky provides infant nurture, innovative preschools,
personalized learning opportunities, and loving family care,
medical care and guidance for orphaned children in China.
(510) 525-3377;
911-0731 HALO Trust USA, Inc., The
“Getting mines out the the ground, now.” Removing landmines,
cluster bombs, weapons and the explosive remnants of war;
returning communities to peace and safety.
(877) HALOUSA;
911-0735 Hearing Foundation
Provides hearing aids and batteries, research, and training to
low-income individuals internationally.
(952) 947-4903;
911-0737 Heart Disease Research Institute
Provides research grants, medical and humanitarian supplies to
hospitals. Provides heart disease educational material to patients
and families. Curing begins with a caring heart.
(800) 759-3004;
911-0736 Hearts United for Animals
No-kill shelter and sanctuary taking in the creatures who are lost,
afraid, and hungry. Giving them comfort, medical care, food, love
and good homes.
(402) 274-3679;
911-0512 Help the Children
Provides food and medical assistance to needy children and their
families across the United States and world-wide where and when
it is most needed.
(877) 264-2243;
911-0745 Hepatitis Foundation International
Funds research and provides public education.
(800) 891-0707;
911-0771 Homes For Our Troops
We build specially adapted, handicap-accessible homes for
severely injured veterans across the country. The homes are
provided at no cost to the veteran.
(508) 823-3300;
911-0772 Hope For the Hungry
On average 40,000 children die daily of malnutrition. Give us the
means, we’ll do the work, “Share the Bread of life with a Starving
(254) 939-0124;
911-0773 HOPE Worldwide, Ltd.
Medical services, health education, disaster relief.
(610) 254-8800;
911-0780 Hospice Foundation of America, Inc.
Supports organizations assisting the terminally ill.
(800) 854-3402;
911-0781 Hospice Foundation for End-of-Life Care
Your contributions enable us to provide the medical, social and
spiritual support necessary for a quality end-of-life experience for
individuals and their families.
(877) 800-2951;
911-0788 Hostelling International – USA
Hostelling is educational travel. HI-USA operates hostels and
programs that facilitate intercultural interaction and foster
international understanding, building a new generation of global
(301) 495-1240;
911-0790 Housing Opportunities & Maintenance For The Elderly
We help the elderly/poor with their housing needs.
(773) 921-3200;
911-0793 Humane Farm Animal Care
HFAC improves farm animals’ lives by providing stringent,
vertificable standards for humane food production, and by assuring
consumers that certified products meet our humane standards.
(703) 435-3883;
911-0795 Humane Society of Missouri
Full-service animal welfare organization providing adoption,
shelter, veterinary, rescue and investigations, farm, educational
services and community outreach programs to people and
animals throughout Missouri.
(314) 647-8800;
911-0798 Illinois Association of Court Appointed Special
Advocates (Illinois CASA)
We provide support to local programs whose volunteers advocate
for the best interest of abused and neglected children in the
fostercare and court system.
(309) 683-8788;
911-0750 Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for Hispanic-American students.
(415) 445-9930;
911-0799 Illinois Migrant Council
Provides job training, education, health, emergency assistance,
housing and advocacy services and opportunities for farm
workers and low income rural families to achieve economic selfsufficiency.
(312) 663-1522;
911-0770 Holt International Children’s Services
International adoption and child caring.
(541) 687-2202;
911-0820 In Defense of Animals
Fights to end animal cruelty, exploitation, and abuse.
(415) 388-9641, x26;
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911-0830 India Partners
Christian charity supporting self-help projects in India since
1984: orphanages, schools, agricultural/food projects, medical
clinics, sewing schools, disaster relief, literacy, job training, and
(888) 870-9085;
911-0833 Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
IMSFF provides grants to injured and critically ill Marines,
Sailors and their families to help with the costs associated with
hospitalization recovery and transition.
(760) 725-3680;
911-0836 Institute for Financial Literacy, Inc.
Now more than ever financial education is the key to America’s
future. Providing counseling, professional training and
certification programs. Understanding finance fights poverty.
(866) 662-4932;
911-0835 International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
Promotes understanding between Jews and Christians. Provides
relief in Israel and the former Soviet Union. Airlifts Jews to Israel
through “On Wings of Eagles.”
(800) 486-8844;
911-0834 International Hearing Dog, Inc.
Giving the gift of hearing by training rescued dogs to alert the
hearing-impaired to sounds in their environment: providing
awareness, security, independence and companonship.
(303) 287-3277;
911-0837 International Myeloma Foundation
The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) is dedicated to
improving the quality of life of multiple myeloma patients through
support, education, advocacy, and collaborative research.
(818) 487-7455;
911-0855 Jumpstart for Young Children, Inc.
Help every child succeed. We train and pair college students with
preschoolers to develop language, literacy, social and initiative
skills - preparing them for success.
(617) 542-5867;
911-0857 KaBOOM
Children are playing outdoors less resulting in obesity, violence,
depression and behavioral problems. We’re transforming derelict
land into safe playgrounds where children can flourish.
(202) 659-0215;
911-0860 Kidney Cancer Research and Education Association
Improves care/survival of kidney cancer patients.
(847) 655-4495;
911-0865 Kids in Danger
Works to improve children’s product safety.
(312) 595-0649;
911-0867 Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc.
Providing new clothes, books, toys, household items to poor and
homeless children, disaster victims, military families. Through
your support we bring smiles to their faces.
(212) 279-5493;
911-0871 Lafayette Work Center Inc.
We’re a non-profit packaging workshop employing adults with
disabilities. We develop workskills, self-esteem and social
belonging in deserving individuals who are often overlooked and
(636) 227-5666;
911-0890 Lions of Illinois Foundation
Helps the blind/deaf communities throughout Illinois.
(815) 756-5633;
911-0838 International OCD Foundation
Educating and assisting public and professional communities
about OCD and related disorders. Providing critical support and
resources and connecting professionals who treat the disorder.
(617) 973-5801;
911-0882 Literacy Volunteers of Illinois
We are a resource organization that develops and supports
volunteer literacy programs that help families, adults, and out-ofschool teens increase their literacy skills.
(312) 857-1582;
911-0839 Ipas
Women are dying from unsafe abortions. Families broken, sisters,
mothers, daughters lost. Help us give these women access to safe
abortion care.
(800) 334-8446;
911-0881 Little Patriots Embraced
Goals: To deliver emotional and psychological support for the
children and spouses of our deployed military through transitional
and support details.
(877) 448-3573;
911-0840 Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc.
Critical issues face Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their
families, including mental health injuries, tragic suicide rates and
staggering unemployment. Help IAVA help America’s heroes.
(212) 982-9699;
911-0893 Lung Cancer Alliance
Providing support and information to patients and their families,
while raising national awareness and securing multiple millions
in public health dollars for lung cancer research.
(800) 298-2436;
911-0847 Jews and Gentiles Joined in Messiah
Jews and Gentiles throughout the world working together to raise
awareness of Jewish believers in Jesus and support the growth of
Israil’s Messianic (Christian) congregations.
(877) 876-2580;
911-0885 Lymphoma Research Foundation
For Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
(800) 500-9976;
911-0845 Jewish Women International
Serves to break the cycle of violence through education, advocacy,
and action internationally.
(800) 343-2823;
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911-0884 Lymphedema Network
Abnormal swelling in limbs or elsewhere from cancer surgery/
other causes. Afflicts men, women, children. Often misdiagnosed
and mistreated. A chronic condition, a lifelong struggle.
(415) 908-3681;
911-0932 Medical Teams International
Volunteer medical professionals have saved lives, placed over
$1.4 billion in humanitarian aid and brought hope to people
affected by disaster, conflict and poverty.
(800) 959-4325;
911-0887 Lymphoma Foundation of America
Research to cure nonhodgkin and hodgkin lymphoma.
Compassionate patient/family support services. Referrals to
specialists. Nurse-counseling. Grants to develop new treatments.
Patient financial help.
(734) 222-1100;
911-0933 Mentor Foundation - USA
Improving high school graduation rates, providing youth with
career opportunities and goals, and empowering youth to stay
drug-free. Your support makes a powerful, positive impact!
(202) 536-1594;
911-0895 MADRE, Inc.
Rape, abduction, death threats and ‘honor killings’ of women.
Gender- based violence is rising internationally. Women and
their children need protection and justice. Please help.
(212) 627-0444;
911-0900 MAGIC Foundation
Supports families of children with growth disorders.
(800) 3-MAGIC-3;
911-0910 MAP (Medical Assistance Programs) International
Provides medicine to aid needy children and families.
(800) 225-8550;
911-0919 Marine Corps League Foundation, Inc.
We provide scholarships, youth programs, disaster relief and
humanitarian aid to Marine Corps families in need. We also
provide Veterans facilities assistance.
(800) 625-1775;
911-0920 Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Provides scholarships to children of Marines.
(800) 292-7777;
911-0925 Marine Mammal Center
Rescue, treat, and release injured and endangered marine
(415) 289-SEAL;
911-0929 Maryville Academy
We provide free short-term care for children of families
experiencing a crisis. Parents receive support, counseling,
community referrals and parenting education.
(773) 205-3600;
911-0931 Matthew 25: Ministries
Helping the poorest of the poor. By rescuing and reusing products
from major corporations, we can effectively provide basic
necessities, nutritional opportunities and disaster relief.
(513) 793-6456;
911-0930 Mercy for Animals
Working to end animal abuse wherever it’s found while creating
a culture where all animals are treated with the respect and
compassion they deserve.
(866) 632-6446;
911-0945 Mercy-USA for Aid and Development, Inc.
Give primary health care, nutrition and safe water to women and
children, fight infectious diseases; rescue orphans and other
vulnerable youth through vocational training.
(800) 556-3729;
911-0940 Mercy Medical Airlift
We ensure that no needy patient is denied access to distant
specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment for lack of
a means of long-distance transportation.
(800) 296-1217;
911-0960 Merit School of Music, Inc.
Provides youth with chance to develop music talents.
(312) 786-9428;
911-0961 MALDEF
Promotes and protects the civil rights of Latinos in the areas of
Education, Employment, Immigrant Rights, Political Access and
administers scholarships for Law students.
(213) 629-2512;
911-0963 Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an
aggressively funded research agenda.
(800) 708-7644;
911-0962 Migraine Research Foundation, Inc.
Migraine is much more than a bad headache-it disables millions.
The Migraine Research Foundation funds research to help
sufferers and find the cure.
(212) 249-5402; www.
911-0965 Military Officers Association of America Scholarship
Loans and grants to children of enlisted and officers for college
(800) 245-8762;
911-0967 Miracle Flights for Kids
Change the future for a sick child! Your donation provides free
flights for children needing to reach medical surgeries thousands
of miles away from home.
(800) 359-1711;
911-0966 Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation
Keep the music alive for thousands of students. We donate
musical instruments to under served schools and kids, to inspire
creativity, expression and joy through music.
(818) 762-4328;
911-0964 Multiple Sclerosis, Can Do
Lifestyle empowerment programs for people and families living
with MS that transform and improve their quality of life. I AM, I
(800) 367-3101;
911-0968 Napolean & Ada Moton Chapman Institute
Provides critically needed resources that assist you and adults in
(630) 739-9660;
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911-0980 National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Spearheads national and international efforts to protect children
from sexual exploitation and abduction, and to locate and recover
missing children.
(800) THE-LOST;
911-1125 Operation Food Search
Volunteers meeting desperate food needs of hungry and hurting
children, unemployed, senior citizens and homeless in Missouri
and Illinois. Fighting hunger and saving children’s lives!
(314) 726-5355;
911-0985 National Council of La Raza
Fighting discrimination, reducing poverty, and improving
opportunities for Hispanic Americans. Our network of Hispanic
community organizations is the leading voice for Latinos. (202) 785-1670;
911-1121 Operation Homefront
Operation Homefront relies on caring patriots to support its
mission of providing emergency aid and morale programs for
military families and wounded warriors.
(800) 722-6098;
911-0989 National Hispana Leadership Institute
An intensive executive leadership training and professional
development program for Hispanic women and college
students that teaches the skills to address issues facing Latino
(703) 527-6007;
911-1122 Operation Homefront - Illinois, Inc.
Operation Homefront provides emergency support and morale
to our military troops, the families they leave behind during
deployment, and wounded warriors when they return home.
(800) 825-9189;
911-0990 National Lung Cancer Partnership
The only lung cancer advocacy organization funded by doctors
and researches, we fund lung cancer research, provide patient
resources, and generate awareness of the disease.
(608) 233-7905;
911-1070 National Park Foundation
Invest in America’s National Parks.
(202) 785-4500;
911-1080 National Park Trust
Purchases private properties/donates for parklands.
(202) 548-0500;
911-1081 National Wild Turkey Federation
Conservation and educational organization dedicated to the
conservation an management of the North American Wild Turkey
and the preservation of the hunting heritage.
(803) 637-3106;
911-1108 Noah’s Wish, Inc.
Saving animals during disasters with our rescue and sheltering
services and mitigating the impact of disasters on animals
throughout our educational programs.
(916) 939-9474;
911-1110 Northern Illinois Food Bank
Distributes food to agencies serving those in need.
(630) 443-6910;
911-1112 Northeastern Illinois University Foundation
Contributions to the NEIU Foundation help to guarantee success
for a diverse student population attending one of Illinois’ most
affordable and high-quality state universities.
(773) 442-4225;
911-1120 Operation Compassion
Help us distribute life sustaining food and supplies to hungry,
starving children; single parents struggling to survive; widows
living in poverty; homelessness created by disasters.
(423) 728-3932;
911-1127 Operation Smile
Your gift provides reconstructive surgery to children with facial
deformities in 21 countries.
(757) 321-7645;
911-1128 Operation USA
Tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, war. We serve those in
greatest need yet often ignored by larger aid organizations. These
displaced, disaster-stricken children need your help.
(800) 678-7255;
911-1133 ORBIS
Fights blindness worldwide using flying eye hospital to teach
sight-saving skills to medical professionals and to treat patients
with preventable blindness in developing countries.
(800) ORBIS-US;
911-1134 orphanCare International
Abandoned, Alone, Hungry. This describes the life of the world’s
many orphans. Every child has value. Every dollar makes a
difference: Shelter, food, eduation and support.
(918) 749-4600; or
911-1136 ORT America, Inc.
Cutting-edge science and technology education meeting the neds
of contemporary society, while promoting the understanding and
appreciation of Jewish values. Global network in 55 countries.
(800) 519-2678;
911-1115 Outreach International
Invest in long-term solutions. Help the poorest of hte poor. Bring
about Sustainable Good: thriving children, empowered families,
strong communities, renewed environment.
(816) 833-0883;
911-1137 Ovarian Cancer Coalition, National
Ovarian Cancer: deadliest of all gynecological cancers. Help us
raise ovarian cancer awareness; promote education; improve
survival rate and quality of life for all women.
(888) OVARIAN;
911-1124 Operation First Response, Inc.
Serves wounded warriors/veterans and their families with
financial needs. Assistance varies based on individual needs
ranging from rent, utilities, vehicle payments, groceries and travel.
(888) 289-0280;
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911-1140 Paralyzed Veterans of America - Spinal Cord Injury
Education and Training Foundation (ETF)
Services for veterans with spinal cord injuries.
(202) 416-1275;
911-1145 Paralyzed Veterans Of America Spinal Cord Research
Funds research for improved care and eventual cure.
(800) 424-8200, x255;
911-1207 PKD Foundation
Only organization worldwide solely devoted to programs of patient
education, public awareness, advocacy and research toward a
treatment and cure for polycystic kidney disease patients.
(800) 753-2873;
911-1215 Planned Parenthood Illinois, Inc.
Helps individuals make reproductive choices.
(312) 592-6800;
911-1150 Parents as Teachers National Center
Programs provide free parenting education and health/
development screenings for children prenatal to kindergarten to
enhance development and school readiness. 50 states and US
(866) PAT-4YOU;
911-1222 Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Ensure access to affordable reproductive health care, protect
reproductive rights, and promote access to comprehensive
medically accurate sexuality education, domestically and
(800) 829-7732;
911-1160 Parents of Murdered Children
Provides support for survivors of homicide victims.
(513) 721-5683;
911-1230 Planned Parenthood Of The St. Louis Region
Helps individuals make reproductive choices.
(314) 531-7526;
911-1165 Parkinson’s Research Center, Michael Stern Foundation
Sponsoring research at leading academic centers in the U.S. to
find the cause, treatments and ultimately a cure for the second
most common neurological disorder. (800) 470-0499;
911-1240 Polish American Congress Charitable Foundation
Medical supplies/equipment for Poland’s hospitals.
(773) 763-9944;
911-1170 Partnership at
Messages telling children that drugs ruin their lives.
(212) 922-1560;
911-1180 Paws with a Cause
Help us, help them, help themselves.
(800) 253-PAWS;
911-1185 Abandoned, Orphaned and Disadvantaged Children’s
Services Worldwide - Pearl S. Buck
Child biracial discrimination is devastating! Help us turn the
tide, by advancing the legacy of our founder through adoption,
humanitarian and cross-cultural educational programs.
(800) 220-BUCK;
911-1190 Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Committed to eradicating pediatric AIDS, preventing motherto-child transmission of HIV, and ensuring better medical
treatments for children.
(310) 314-1459;
911-1195 People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Fights cruelty through education.
(757) 622-PETA;
911-1197 Pet Partners
Trained pets and volunteers provide therapy and love.
(800) 869-6898
911-1205 Philippine Children’s Fund of America
Serving poor children and those left behind by the U.S. base
closure also daycare in the U.S.
(800) 660-4009;
911-0513 Philippine Children’s Shelter
Orphaned children in the Philippines need more than just
shelter…we provide food, medicine, education and a loving home
through three residences and a school.
(763) 689-6558;
911-1250 Population Action International
No woman should live in poverty because she can’t plan the size of
her family. No woman should die giving life. Help us help women.
(202) 557-3400;
911-1251 Posse Foundation,, Inc.
Posse is a comprehensive youth leadership, college access
program that identifies urban high school seniors and supports
them throughout college. Partner universities award full-tuition
(212) 405-1691;
911-1260 Prevent Child Abuse-Illinois
Protecting our most precious resource, our children.
(217) 522-1129;
911-1266 Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility
Protect whistleblowers and wildlife from government
mistreatment. Mistakes don’t get corrected when they go
undectected. PEER ensures that your voice is heard.
(202) 265-7337;
911-1267 Puppies Behind Bars
Train and donate service dogs to severely wounded veterans from
Iraq and Afghanistan through ‘DOG TAGS’ program, providing
disabled heroes with critical assistance and companionship.
(212) 680-9562;
911-1270 Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN)
Operates National Sexual Assault Hotline.
(202) 544-1034;
911-1272 Rape Victim Advocates
Dedicated to the healing of sexual assault survivors through
crisis intervention, counseling, medical and legal advocacy and
prevention of violence through education.
(312) 443-9603;
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911-1280 Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association
of America
Promotes awareness and funds research.
(203) 877-3790;
911-1285 Refugees International
Our advocacy mobilizes lifesaving protection and humanitarian
assistance for refugees around the world and works to address
the issues that cause and surround their displacement.
(800) REFUGEE;
911-1288 Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan
We address lung health issues including asthma, COPD, lung
cancer, air quality and tobacco control through community-based
educational programs, research and advocacy.
(312) 243-2000;
911-1290 Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation
Provides information and funds research to find a cure.
(507) 287-6465;
911-1300 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Protects wildlife, its habitat, and public recreation.
(800) 225-5355;
911-1310 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and
Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI)
Home-away-from-home lodging.
(630) 623-5300;
911-1331 Seed Programs International
Sow Seeds To Fight Hunger. We provide quality vegetable seed,
expertise, and training resources to help impoverished people
become self-sufficient and healthy.
(828) 707-1640;
911-1335 Seeing Eye, Inc., The
Enhancing lives by bringing independence, dignity and selfconfidence to blind people through our Seeing Eye® dogs. (973) 539-4425;
911-1342 Shriners Hospitals for Children
Children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries,
and more receive expert, specialized medical care in a familycentered environment, at no charge.
(800) 241-4438;
911-1350 Skin and Dental Dysfunction Foundation
Support services to children with Ectodermal Dysplasia.
(618) 566-2020;
911-1353 Skin Cancer Foundation
It’s skin cancer. Millions hear these terrible words every year.
We’re dedicated to eradicating skin cancer through prevention,
early detection, effective treatment, educaiton and research.
(212) 725-5176;
911-1360 Special Olympics International
Helps build self esteem and physical fitness.
(800) 700-8484;
911-1351 Safe Tables Our Priority
America’s voice for safe food – dedicated to preventing food-borne
illness from pathogens such as E.Coli and Salmonella, helping
victims recover, and educating all sectors.
(800) 350-7867;
911-1362 Special Operations Warrior Foundation
Provide scholarship grants and counseling to children of special
operations people who die in combat or training. Provide financial
assistance to wounded special operations people.
(813) 805-9400;
911-1320 Sarah’s Circle
Helps provide a safe haven for homeless women.
(773) 728-1014
911-1365 Spinal Cord Injury Network International
Pain, paralysis, spinal cord injuries, accessibility, home
modifications, wheelchairs. Lifetime challenges. Help us link
people with spinal cord injuries to the best treatment and care.
(800) 548-2673;
911-1323 Save The Animals
Animals in Crisis! The uncontrolled exploding animal population
sentences dogs and cats to cruel short lives. Please help us stop
this needless suffering.
(602) 684-1360;
911-1324 Save A Child’s Heart Foundation, U.S.
You gotta have heart! Thousands of children are struggling to
survive. They can barely breathe from lack of oxygen. SACH
repairs their hearts. Help us!
(301) 618-4588;
911-1367 Spondylitis Association of America
A crippling form of spinal arthritis that strikes young people.
We’re alone in our sole commitment to research programs, and
support of the spondylitis community.
(800) 777-8189;
911-1370 St. Coletta’s of Illinois
Non-profit, nonsectarian social service agency.
(708) 342-5200
911-1325 Science Olympiad
Encourages all students to participate in academic events at
tournaments designed to promote career interest in science,
mathematics, and technology.
(630) 792-1251;
911-1372 SuperSibs!
Help us support children introduced to a world where fear and
isolation is the norm as their sibling and family battle a pediatric
cancer diagnosis.
(847) 462-4742;
911-1330 Search Dog Foundation, National Disaster
If you love dogs and respect firefighters, support our canine/
firefighter teams, searching for people buried alive during disasters.
(888) 459-4376;
911-1377 Support Our Troops®, Inc. - Illinois Chapter
Don’t let the troops feel abandoned! They Support Us, Let’s
Support Them! Help Support Our Troops ship tons of morale and
well-being to troops worldwide.
(618) 205-6627;
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911-1378 Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, SNAP
Truth equals healing, prevention and justice. Our unified voice
heals victims, protects children, and exposes abusive religious
ministers and the church officials that shield them.
(312) 455-1499;
911-1389 USA Cares, Inc.
PTSD, foreclosure, utility shut-off – USA cares responds to
these real military family problems each week with thousands in
support. Help us help them.
(800) 773-0387;
911-1380 Thomas More Law Center
Public interest law firm defending the constitutional rights of
Christians, family values, and sanctity of life.
(734) 827-2001;
911-1395 Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
Support projects that improve life for veterans and military
service personnel.
(816) 968-1128;
911-0160 Thyroid Association, American
Everyone knows someone with thyroid disease -- millions are
undiagnosed! Support patient education and thyroid research
discovering causes, treatments, and prevention. Help with your
(703) 998-8890;
911-1396 Veterans Support Foundation
Housing assistance and job placement services.
(202) 628-2047;
911-1383 Toys For Tots Foundation
Brings Christmas joy to needy children nationwide.
(703) 640-9433;
911-1100 HelpHOPELive
Financial counseling and grants help transplant and catastrophic
injury patients receive life-sustaining care and treatment which
would otherwise be unaffordable.
(800) 642-8399;
911-1399 Veteran Tickets Foundation
Supporting our Military, Veterans and their Families with
entertainment, lasting memories and reintegration opportunities by
providing tickets to sporting events, concerts, and family activities.
(888) 241-1550;
WaterPartners is transforming the lives of people in developing
countries through access to safe water.
(913) 312-8600;
911-1384 Transplants, National Foundation for
Helps people seek a new life through transplantation.
(901) 684-1697;
911-1400 Western DuPage Special Recreation Association Foundation
WDSRA’s mission is “the development of individuals through
recreation.” We believe in “Equal Found For Everyone” – a
disability should never hold anyone back!
(630) 681-0962;
911-1390 United Animal Nations
Rescues animals during disasters.
(800) 440-3277;
911-1405 Wildlife Conservation Fund of America
Protects sportsmen’s opportunities to hunt, fish, trap.
(614) 888-4868;
911-1388 USA Hockey Foundation
The Foundation’s primary goals are to enhance USA Hockey’s
mission and activities; to provide opportunities for participation
and funding for high-performance athletes.
(719) 576-8724;
911-1410 Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation
Donations to build a Military Women’s Memorial.
(800) 222-2294;
911-1392 United States Association for United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees
Help the UN Refugee Agency ensure that they receive life-saving
humanitarian aid.
(800) 770-1100;
911-1393 United States Ski Team Foundation
USSA provides year-round training, development, and educational
needs for U.S. Ski/Snowboard athletes preparing for national and
international competitions, including the Olympic Winter games.
(800) 809-SNOW;
911-1397 United States Soccer Federation Foundation
1 in 3 children are overweight. 60 minutes of play, 3-times a
week makes a difference. Using soccer, we improve the lives of
underserved youth.
(202) 872-9277;
911-1415 Women’s Health Research
Medical research funding.
(202) 223-8224;
911-1417 Women’s Sports Foundation
We advocate today for equality and access for all girls to sports,
fitness and health, to help create the leaders of tomorrow.
(800) 227-3988;
911-1419 World Computer Exchange, Inc.
Helping schools and impoverished students in developing
countries by shipping refurbished computers and teaching the
Internet skills, opportunities and understanding to connect with
the world.
(781) 925-3078;
911-1394 United Ukrainian American Relief Committee, Inc.
Humanitarian aid to Ukrainians throughout the world.
(215) 728-1630;
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911-1265 Zero – The Project To End Prostate Cancer
Provides comprehensive education, conducts free screenings,
increases research funds from the federal government to find
new treatments and funds research for a better test.
(202) 463-9455;
911-1420 World Impact
Teaches Christian values, respect, and discipleship.
(323) 735-1137;
911-1421 World Society for the Protection of Animals
World’s leading international federation for animal welfare,
our vision is a world where animals matter and cruelty ends.
Responding to disasters, funding sanctuaries, ending suffering.
(800) 883-9772;
911-1425 Youth for Christ USA, Inc.
Establishing life-changing connections with youth in schools,
institutions, communities and military bases.
(303) 843-9000;
911-1430 Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers
and Families
Informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and
parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.
(202) 638-1144;
United Negro College Fund – Code 900-0000
America needs more college graduates.
President Barack Obama has committed
the country to regaining world leadership
in the percentage of people with a college
education. Because America needs the
teachers, scientists, public servants and
good neighbors they will become. And it needs to make sure that
African Americans and other minorities — who will be a majority
of the population by 2050—get the help they need to attend
college and graduate.
That means America needs UNCF. UNCF knows how to get
students into college, succeed there, and move on to careers
of success and service. We give college scholarships to almost
9,000 students at more than 900 colleges each year. We provide
financial and capacity-building support to the 38 historically
black colleges and universities that are members of UNCF and
their 55,000 students. That’s why more than 170,000 individuals,
corporations and foundations invest in UNCF each year. Because
America needs college graduates. Because it’s the right thing to
do. And because, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.®”
For more information, call (312) 845-2200 or go to
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Be the One.
For a $1 a week you can…or $52 a year.
• Provides nearly 326 lbs of food for hungry Champaign County residents
• Diabetes risk tests for 2,500 individuals to help with early detection
• A morning of summer camp for a child with cerebral palsy
For $2 a week you can…or $104 a year.
• Buys two hearing aids for low income, hearing-impaired people.
• Provides 43 meals to homebound seniors enabling them to live independently
• Save 18 feet of trail for bicycling, horseback riding, running or hiking
For $5 a week you can…or $260 a year.
• Provides two hours of medical or legal assistance to a victim of sexual assault
• Five wigs for children undergoing chemotherapy
• Provides housing and one meal and assistance toward a goal of self-sufficiency to 20
homeless individuals
For $10 a week you can…or $520 a year.
• Reforest Central American land with 2,100 seedlings which, when planted, reduce
soil erosion and improve family nutrition through gardening
• Provides lifesaving medicines for 300 children cut off from health care
• Pays for travel expenses for one disabled person going to pick up his or her new assistance dog partner
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Be the One.