Charities We Support
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
The Mayfly Project
The Mayfly Project is a 501(c)(3) national organization that uses fly fishing as a catalyst to mentor and support children in foster care. The Mission of The Mayfly Project is to support children in foster care through fly fishing and introduce them to their local water ecosystems, with a hope that connecting them to a rewarding hobby will provide an opportunity for foster children to have fun, build confidence, and develop a meaningful connection with the outdoors.
Land O’Sky Trout Unlimited
At home in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, the Land O’ Sky Chapter of Trout Unlimited is an organization of angler-conservationists dedicated to the protection of trout and the rivers, streams and watersheds they call home.
They support local conservation, protection, and restoration of cold-water fisheries and watersheds through fishing, community service, and education.
American Parkinson Disease Association
The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is the largest grassroots network dedicated to fighting Parkinson’s disease (PD) and works tirelessly to help the approximately one million with PD in the United States live life to the fullest in the face of this chronic, neurological disorder. Founded in 1961, APDA has raised and invested more than $226 million to provide outstanding patient services and educational programs, elevate public awareness about the disease, and support research designed to unlock the mysteries of PD and ultimately put an end to this disease.
American Brain Tumor Association
The American Brain Tumor Association is the nation’s oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to brain tumor education, support and research. In 1973, the ABTA was founded by two mothers determined to find answers that, at the time, were not yet available. Since then, the ABTA has funded more than $32 million in brain tumor research and now reaches a national audience, providing educational and support resources.
Core to our mission to ensure a vibrant community, the Marcus JCC offers exceptional programs and essential services, but we are so much more than a fitness center, camp, or preschool; we connect and inspire our community in profound ways throughout every stage of life. The Marcus JCC has earned our reputation for innovation, quality, and effectiveness in a diverse range of programs that connect people and bring out the best in them. Our programs are open to all, regardless of age, race, religion, or economic status. By providing energizing, creative, and educational programs; financial assistance to those in need; and services to those with disabilities, the Marcus JCC continues to have a wide reach and measurable impact on all members of our community. We are a community engager and a community builder.
Headquartered in Atlanta at Emory University’s Department of Human Genetics, JScreen is a national non-profit offering genetic testing and education. JScreen makes genetic testing accessible and affordable by offering comprehensive, at-home genetic testing on saliva. JScreen offers two testing options:
ReproGEN – determines risk for having a child with a genetic disease
CancerGEN – tests for genetic changes that increase risk for many types of cancer
If a person or couples’ risk is elevated, genetic counselors will privately address the results, options and resources to help plan for a healthy future.
JScreen believes that a combination of education, access to state-of-the-art testing technology, and personalized support by qualified medical professionals are key to preventing devastating genetic diseases.
Paws 4 A Cure
Paws 4 A Cure is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance throughout the United States to those who cannot afford veterinary care for their beloved furry family members. Paws 4 A Cure helps dogs and cats with all illnesses and injuries. Paws 4 A Cure does not discriminate against breed, age, or diagnosis.
My Classroom Economy
Vanguard, a leading investment management company, is committed to financial literacy for all ages. We started the classroom economy project after an employee's 10-year-old son, a fourth-grader, asked a seemingly simple question during dinner: "I wonder when I'll be able to pay off my mortgage?"
Intrigued by the discovery that her son had a classroom mortgage and was earning a paycheck for his classroom job, the employee contacted her son's teacher.
The classroom economy idea offered a way to teach young people not only the concept of financial discipline but also—very importantly—the rewards that go with it.
Vanguard set out to build on those ideas and to make them available, free of charge, to teachers everywhere, knowing that the more help we can provide to educators, the more they can do to teach children financial skills that can last a lifetime.
Vanguard employees were invited to donate their time and expertise to the project and have done so enthusiastically. As a result, we are able to offer program guides and supporting materials to any U.S. teacher who wants to try this method of classroom management, and to help his or her students learn the benefits of financial responsibility by experiencing it.
Hands on Atlanta
At Hands On Atlanta, every year we connect 20,000 changemakers to 150+ nonprofits and schools in need, while engaging 100+ socially responsible companies to help make a difference in our community. We mobilize the Atlanta community to tackle our city’s most pressing needs.
We are committed to place-based, collaborative community-building. Through a holistic lens of reconciliation, we provide programming, education and consulting to help create connected lives and thriving places that are inclusive of the most vulnerable.
LaAmistad is a community supported non-profit organization that works to empower Latino students and families to achieve their ultimate potential. LaAmistad provides a comprehensive programming structure that incorporates activities for kids and adults.
Usher 1F Collaborative
Usher 1F Collaborative is a patient-led research network. The research is driven by a group of patients and their families working together to achieve a cure. No one better understands life with Usher 1F or is more motivated to find a cure than our patients and their families. Working together, we bring attention to Usher 1F and engage our investigators to work toward an effective treatment. Together we are changing the status quo.
Atlanta Community Food Bank
We work with more than 700 nonprofit partners—including food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, shelters and senior centers—to distribute over 67 million meals to more than 1 million people estimated to be food insecure due to COVID-19 in 29 counties across metro Atlanta and north Georgia.
We are a member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity.
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
The mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is to assist the U. S. Marine Corps in providing a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas. This assistance includes providing day-to-day leadership and oversight of the Program, raising funds to provide toys to supplement the collections of local Toys for Tots Campaigns, to provide promotional and support material and defray the costs of conducting annual Toys for Tots Campaigns. Other Foundation support includes providing administrative, advisory, financial, logistic and promotional support to local Toys for Tots Coordinators; managing funds raised and monies donated based on the use of Toys for Tots name or logo; providing other support the Marine Corps, as a federal agency, cannot provide; and conducting public education and information programs about Toys for Tots that call the general public to action in support of this patriotic community action program.
The Israel Sport Center For The Disabled
The Israel Sport Center for the Disabled is one of the world pioneers in the field of sport rehabilitation. Founded in 1960, the ISCD is a home away from home to around 2,500 Israelis of all ages, where the unique merits of sports are utilized to strengthen body, spirit and mind. Sports activities contribute more to the confidence, morale, and self-image of those with disabilities than any other form of rehabilitation. Today, ISCD athletes participate in 18 different sports activities without discrimination on the basis of gender, religion, race, nationality or ethnicity.
Our competitive and Paralympic sports division is one of the most successful in the world, with athletes competing in more than 20 disciplines, receiving hundreds of Paralympic, European and World Championship titles throughout the years.
In the last several years, the Center has grown more visible around the US and abroad. We now have Friends Committees across the country and in the UK.
Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta (JF&CS) offers programs and resources to transform lives. Building on our 131-year history, we are here to help individuals and families of all faiths live to their full potential.
Guided by Jewish values, we are a welcoming community, and our experienced professionals bring integrity and compassion to their work in the fields of aging and older adults, career counseling, dentistry, mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and need-based support services. We serve thousands of individuals annually regardless of age, race, religion, national origin or ability to pay.
JF&CS is a proud partner of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta. Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
Creating Connected Communities
Creating Connected Communities (CCC) is a nonprofit with a mission to bring life-enhancing programs to children in need by empowering teens to become engaged community leaders and volunteers. CCC offers young teens the opportunity to make their mitzvah matter more through community service projects. We provide meaningful and hands-on options including activities, fundraisers, collections, and more.