7 Young NonProfits Transforming Peoples’ Lives
We’ve compiled a list of 7 young nonprofits with exemplary financial transparency (rated a Bronze or Platinum on GuideStar) and humble budgets (under $1M per year in annual revenues). Kudos to these nonprofits for creating innovative and life-changing programs for children and adults across the world.
Youth Empowerment Through Art and Literacy
Tax-exempt since 2017 | Chicago, Il
SocialWorks, Chance the Rapper’s youth charity, aims to empower youth through the arts, education, and civic engagement while fostering leadership, accessibility, and positivity within Chicago. The New Chance: Arts and Literature Fund has already impacted 6,845 students across 40 schools. @socialworkschi
Coral Reef Conservation
The Reef Institute
Tax-Exempt in 2016 | West Palm Beach, FL
The Reef Institute provides a space for research and education about the world's coral through an interactive aquarium. In 2017, 1,200 students participated in field trips, in-school classes and outreach events and 850 students showed an interest in topics related to STEM.
Media and Arts Education
Tax-Exempt in 2016 | Bronx, NY
DREAM! (Dare to Revitalize Education through Arts and Mediation) wants to provide young students and their teachers with practical skills to dismantle the school to prison pipeline, support student engagement with learning and academic success, and encourage the creative confidence of young leaders. Their programming has impacted over 5,000 students, educators and parents. @daretodreambx
Youth Empowerment Through Farming
Tax-Exempt since 2015 | Arlington, TN
ARK Farms empowers children to become confident and courageous through the work of providing care for rescued, abused and abandoned animals and the skill-building process of tending the farm where the animals live. In 2017, they hosted 200 youth volunteers and 32 youth interns. @arkfarms
Employment for Professionals with Autism
Miami is Kind
Tax-Exempt since 2015 | Miami, FL
Miami Is Kind provides employment and educational opportunities for young adults with autism through employment in a real business setting. Founder, Silvia Planas-Prats, plans to grow her team from 7 to 20 by 2020. @Miami_Is_Kind
Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Rehabilitation
Envisioning Justice Solutions
Tax-Exempt since 2018 | Simi Valley, CA
Envisioning Justice Solutions is focused on determining programs, policies, and services needed to rebuild the lives of criminal justice involved women and men. One of their goals is to open a free Women’s Wellness Center for formerly incarcerated women. @envisioningjusticesolutions
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