Philanthropy
ICV enthusiastically supports humanitarian and charitable causes by donating the profits of our events to non-profit organizations. If these charities resonate with you, please consider helping their cause!

"Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

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When you support AIM2Flourish, you are joining the biggest movement on earth shining a light on positive business innovations that are solving society's greatest challenges. AIM2Flourish.com is the world's first global learning platform where business students worldwide use positive interviews with business leaders and the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to search out and report on world-changing innovations. We will celebrate the best-of-the-best business innovation stories with the Flourish Prizes at the Fourth Global Forum June 14-16, 2017.

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Americans for Cures

Our mission at Americans for Cures is to advocate for stem cell research and therapy development; and, ultimately, to improve the lives of patients and their families suffering from chronic disease and injury.

It is critical that the public is aware of the breakthroughs in stem cell research and therapy developments that have resulted from the passage of Proposition 71: the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative. We at the Americans for Cures Foundation believe it is our responsibility to report back to the 7 million Californians—including 70+ patient advocacy organizations, 30+ Nobel Laureates, 150+ elected officials, 30+ Chambers of Commerce, business and labor groups, and many other key opinion leaders—who voted in support of Proposition 71.

To accomplish this goal, Americans for Cures is driving a patient advocate-led "Report Back to the Public" communications program to empower patient advocates, and to increase public awareness of breakthroughs in stem cell research and therapy development. As part of this Report Back to the Public, Americans for Cures develops accurate, educational content—all of which is vetted by its Scientific Advisory Board, which is comprised of 25 of California’s leading scientists and physician-scientists—and then disseminates that content to the public through a variety of platforms, including social media, online blogs, paid and earned media, patient advocacy organization networks and more.

Americans for Cures provides information and tools to advocates for stem cell research, to empower them and assist with their efforts to:

  • Distribute factual information about stem cell research;
  • Communicate effectively;
  • Encourage decision-makers to fund research and translate medical research breakthroughs into therapies for patients; and,
  • Find strength and hope in our shared vision and mission to improve the human condition and reduce suffering.

Today, for the first time in history, stem cell research offers real hope to those whose suffering has previously been considered incurable. The road is long and challenging, but scientists and physician-scientists, empowered by the people of California, have accomplished much. The path to success is within our grasp, if we can sustain the advances of the scientists dedicated to stem cell therapies.

The Center for Earth Ethics

The Center for Earth Ethics (CEE) is a forum for education, public discourse and movement building that draws on faith and wisdom traditions to address our ecological crisis and it’s root causes. CEE regards our climate change as the consequence of a deeper malady: an economic development model that exploits people and nature for short-term financial gain. CEE cultivates the public consciousness necessary to make changes in policy and culture that will establish a new paradigm based on the sustained well-being of all people and our planet. Founded at Union Theological Seminary in 2015, the Center builds on Union’s broad ecumenical base and long-standing commitment to social justice.

http://www.childhoodcancerkids.org/

Childhood Cancer Kids, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, seeks to increase childhood cancer awareness and to provide resources to and elevate the spirits of children with cancer.

The organization was founded by Sierra Preveza, a survivor of kidney cancer who was diagnosed at the age of 6. A Wilms’ tumor stage 2, the size of a grapefruit, grew rapidly inside of Sierra. She was very fortunate; she underwent surgery at Boston Children's Hospital and the tumor was removed.

A year after her experience and strong recovery, Sierra decided she wanted to give to other kids with cancer and founded Childhood Cancer Kids. She has three missions: to fundraise for places that support childhood cancer, to provide yoga relaxation techniques for kids going through and recovering from cancer, and to raise the level of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September.

The Today Show named Sierra the Kindest Kid in America and she is the Sprout Network's Chief Kindness Officer.

http://childrensvillage.org/

Since 1851, the mission of The Children's Village has been to work in partnership with families to help society's most vulnerable children so that they become educationally proficient, economically productive, and socially responsible members of their communities. Behind this mission lie three core beliefs: First, all children and youth need connections to adults, preferably family members, who believe in them and will remain connected throughout their lives. Second, education, appropriate social behavior, and job skills are essential to functioning independently in society. And third, everyone has strengths and the desire to make his or her life happy and fulfilling; with support and the tools to overcome obstacles, most can and will succeed. The Children's Village provides a wide array of services through its 11 locations throughout New York State. These include residential programs, support for families, shelters, adoption, foster homes, immigration services, supported housing, a community center, outreach programs, and more. In 2014, they served 9,550 youth and families. The organization focuses on the New York Metropolitan Area, with locations in Dobbs Ferry, Newburgh, Valhalla, Yonkers, the Bronx, Harlem, Flushing, Bayside, Jamaica, and Staten Island.

World Land Trust

"Perhaps it is Music that will save the world." – Pablo Casals

In this time of great planetary transition, the world needs a unifying event. Enter EARTH'S CALL, a global benefit concert to connect humanity in common purpose and concerted action. It occurs in Aspen in the year ahead under the Artistic Direction of its Founder, Michael Fitzpatrick and the Musical Direction of Maestro Steven Mercurio. It harnesses Musicians and Messengers of Conscience, musical voices of youth and the indigenous, and the power of the Earth Symphony Orchestra - newly formed for the occasion - to sound the call. It draws on the legacy of music as medicine and music for peace established by Nobel Peace Laureate, Dr. Albert Schweitzer - UN Medal of Peace recipient Pablo Casals - and Bronislaw Huberman, Founder of The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. The communion event brings together Musicians and Messengers of Conscience to catalyze a worldwide movement to amplify compassion for each other and heal our common home. The musical event raises awareness, action, and monies.

Attendance to EARTH'S CALL is by-invitation-only and has not been announced to the public. Investment Community Visibility (ICV) is honored to share exclusive news of it within its investment community. Proceeds generated from the EARTH'S CALL benefit concert are directed by the EC Global Brain Trust to areas and organizations in critical need - be they environmental or humanitarian. The EC Global Brain Trust is comprised of the world's most accomplished individuals from diverse sectors including finance, the environment, renewable energy, education, medicine, and the arts. The Millenia Music Mobile Academy concurrently moves around the world presenting concerts and symposia across its vast network, using music to increase connectivity and raise awareness and monies from region to region. Lead Partners include: Stem for Life Foundation, partnered with The Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture, and its STOQ Foundation of Science and Faith; Green Faith; Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE), and ICV.

World Land Trust

World Land Trust (WLT) is working with Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in an urgent bid to save Indian Elephants from extinction by safeguarding their traditional migration routes. The Elephant Corridor Appeal aims to raise £750,000 to extend and protect Mudahalli Corridor, where the Eastern and Western Ghats meet in southern India.

Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA)

The Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA) has made great progress in its comprehensive scholarship program, youth empowerment activities and women's gatherings since its inception. All of the aforementioned comprise GPFA's core work, coupled with a pointed and successful-to-date focus on capacity building, budgeting, fundraising and relationship building. Reflecting an institutional conviction and international consensus that peaceful, sustained development requires the meaningful participation and advancement of women and youth, the Foundation focuses its efforts on advancing the breadth of educational and leadership development opportunities for these key groups. With a Mission to promote holistic transformation in Africa by facilitating equal access to opportunities in all spheres of influence, whilst envisioning a peaceful, reconciled and empowered Africa that is responsible for investing in sustained individual and collective growth and development, GPFA has set goals. The Foundation aims to meet the educational and human development needs of young people in Africa by providing scholarship opportunities to students meeting set criteria. GPFA also work to expose students to actual opportunities beyond the classroom that enhances academic performance and encourage competitions with their peers around the globe. The Foundation provides socio-economic opportunities for its targeted population through skills training and the like, to enable economic independence and the attainment of future goals. GPFA's targeted focus is on women, girls and youth. The allocation of economic opportunities and social services are consistent sources of tension among Liberians. Monrovia, as the seat of government and largest city, receives many resources and remains the closest beacon of opportunity for the Liberian youth. GPFA believes that development and allocation of opportunity must be distributed within and beyond Monrovia to obtain redistributive growth. Thus, GPFA works to get services to girls, women and youth in the leeward counties so as to address the objective to apportion economic and educational resources to underserved communities. Partnerships to develop programs that educate and empower girls and youth in their own communities are actively being sought and welcomed.

The Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa has partnered with Global Giving, a charity fundraising web site that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities. If you are interested in supporting Ms. Gbowee’s work, please click the button below to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa.

Girls Gone Global

About
Girls Gone Global is all about helping girls make the world around them better. By developing their leadership and problem solving skills through our multi-component tool-kit and community platform, we unleash their creativity and build their inner social impact champion. Our media skill-builder will enlighten, encourage and empower them to get the word out about the work they and their friends are doing. Every classroom and living room can become a social impact hub within a few hours.

Mission
Girls Gone Global ignites and empowers confidence and leadership within girls around the world to own their inner voice, speak their truth, and drive meaningful and positive change to make their world a better place.

Global Virus Network

The Global Security Institute is dedicated to strengthening international cooperation and security based on the rule of law, with a particular focus on nuclear arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament. GSI was founded by Senator Alan Cranston whose insight that nuclear weapons are impractical, unacceptably risky, and unworthy of civilization continues to inspire GSI’s efforts to contribute to a safer world. GSI has developed an exceptional team that includes former heads of state and government, distinguished diplomats, effective politicians, committed celebrities, religious leaders, Nobel Peace Laureates, disarmament and legal experts, and concerned citizens.

Tawakkol Karman International Foundation

Tawakkol Karman International Foundation (TKIF) is a non-profit organization working in all development fields and support the ideas, policies, activities and projects that participate in leading communities to democracy and development. TKIF also works in spreading peace, establishing human goodwillvalues, violence, poverty and ignorance resistance and all forms of racism.

TKIF believes in freedom, solidarity and peace concepts and considers democracy, sovereignty of law and fair development a way to achieve a positive and sustainable change in life of members and communities. TKIF with partnership with its local and international partners aims achieving concepts that guarantee the saving freedoms, rights and human dignity and mitigation of armed conflicts and resolute them and open a door to build peace and stabilization and achieve a decent life.

Vision :
Toward a peaceful world, which Human dignity is protected and prosperity and harmony are prevailed.

Mission :
TKIF seeks to be one of the pioneer global foundation in building peace and development and spreading the concepts of democracy and human rights by different available civic means with respect to the culture of each community and with cooperation with all governments and populations to serve human and save his/ her dignity wherever s/he is.

Global Virus Network

The Global Virus Network (GVN) is an essential and critical defense against viral disease. It is a coalition comprised of leading virologists spanning more than 20 countries worldwide, all working to advance knowledge about how viruses make us sick and to develop drugs and vaccines to prevent illness and death. No single institution in the world has expertise in all viral areas. GVN brings the best medical virologists together to leverage individual strengths and to focus global teams of scientists on key scientific problems. The power of GVN lies in its global reach, the depth of its science, and its commitment to solving viral challenges facing the human population. No other entity exists like the GVN.

O Museum

The best thing about any art form (some our greatest artists are scientists) is that it provides an outlet to get your thoughts and ideas into the open, and make them real. But the rewards of art don’t stop with the creative process, for art is an expression of love that has a lasting effect. Since 1980, O Museum in The Mansion has been providing a place where individuals can renew, create and grow. From Civil Rights Activist Mrs. Rosa Parks to homeless Vietnam War Veteran Cordell we provide an inspiring, safe place for heroes and artists alike. O Museum’s unique collections, organic tours, intimate music programs, songwriter workshops, exhibits without walls and literary offerings build hope and invite others to explore their own creativity. Together —and with your help —we can achieve things beyond what we know.

Robert Kennedy Human Rights

Robert F. Kennedy’s career in public service was distinguished by his willingness to join local activists in demanding change. Whether aiding the Freedom Riders in Alabama, encouraging anti-Apartheid students in South Africa, or breaking bread with Cesar Chavez in California, Robert Kennedy believed in standing with those who stood against oppression.

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights continues his legacy of joining the brave women and men on the front lines of the struggle for justice. From lawsuits to lesson plans, our programs are designed to empower activists working for change from the ground up.

http://www.nobelpeacesummit.com

The Permanent Secretariat of Nobel Peace Laureates Summits derives from a new and more broadly based collaboration between the International Gorbachev Foundation and the City of Rome for realizing the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates. The Permanent Secretariat, based in Rome, is a non-profit association without political aims.

As well as organizing the tasks of the Summit, the Secretariat monitors the activities of Nobel Peace Laureates, while promoting the adoption of the "Charter for a world without violence" and supporting the work of the Nobel, who participate in the annual Summits at Rome, as mediators in various conflicts around the world (Article 3 of the Statute).

Our Summit is the most inspirational and largest annual event in the field of peacemaking. It aggregates panel discussions among Nobel Peace Laureates and representatives of the leading international organizations, media, business and government in open forums. It gives the opportunity for group and individual meetings with high-profile leaders from around the globe. It has dedicated Student’s workshops organized in collaboration with international organizations and Nobel Peace Laureates. We share our networking of international and national students groups and young social activists, international delegations, elected officials and businessmen from around the world, promoting a unique discussion environment.

The New American Academy

The New American Academy (TNAA) is dedicated to transforming our current Prussian-industrial schooling design. This design was devised to prepare millions of workers for America’s factories, not to develop creative thinkers and learners. The New American Academy model transforms the fundamental structures of schooling to promote a culture of learning and innovation for both students and teachers. It is a bold solution that will generate change system wide.

Shot@Life

Shot@Life, campaign of the United Nations Foundation, aims to ensure that children around the world have access to life-saving vaccines. Through education, advocacy, and fundraising we strive to decrease vaccine-preventable childhood deaths and give every child a shot at a healthy life no matter where they live.

http://sonomaecologycenter.org

The Sonoma Ecology Center addresses challenges related to water supply and quality, open space, rural character, biodiversity, energy, climate change, and quality of life.

The mission of Sonoma Ecology Center is to work with our community to enhance and sustain ecological health in Sonoma Valley. Since 1990, we've worked to increase appreciation and stewardship of Sonoma Valley's natural heritage and create measurable benefits in areas of land, water, climate change, and biodiversity.

Stand for education

Stand4Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering girls and providing access to education for underprivileged children in South Sudan and abroad.

http://www.stfrancispantries.org/

St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters is established to alleviate the physical and emotional hunger of the poor and needy in a dignified and supportive manner. The St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters takes a comprehensive approach in providing and supporting services that eradicate not only hunger, but the structural causes of hunger. The St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters supports a network of charitable programs that provide a broad range of services for those in need, including the provision of food, clothing, shelter, and related social services for the poor. The St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters also fights hunger through special events for those in need. Each location has customized its program according to the needs of the local community. Working together with the staff and volunteers at various locations to promote emotional and physical well-being through programs sponsored by banks, hospitals, social service providers, and the corporate community, the St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters raises awareness of the needs within the community and forges new relationships. In addition to feeding the hungry, the St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters works to eliminate hunger and its underlying causes by providing literacy programs, counseling for persons with addictions, support for victims of domestic violence, and training for those who help eradicate the various structural causes of hunger.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Jefferson has been a Philadelphia area leader in oncology research, patient treatment and cancer education services for almost 25 years. Initially a single cancer center with a staff of 30, today the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) at Jefferson includes 32 hospital and practice member institutions staffed by hundreds of oncology researchers and physicians from around the globe. No one wants to hear they have cancer, but it’s comforting to know that if you are one of the millions of Americans diagnosed with this disease every year, Jefferson’s SKCC is one the best hospitals in the nation to seek treatment.

Tuesday’s Children

Formed in the aftermath of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Tuesday's Children is a response and recovery organization that supports youth, families, and communities impacted by terrorism and traumatic loss.

In partnership with experts from around the world and in collaboration with renowned facilitators and mental health professionals, Tuesday's Children serves communities altered by an act of violence.

Over the years, we have built upon our proven methodology, elevated our platform of programs and services, and established new ways to broaden our organization's reach and impact. We have worked to research, validate, and codify Tuesday's Children's enduring approach to long-term healing so that we may help other communities in need.

Our 14 years working with these communities has taught us that they need our long-term commitment and response; broad community-based outreach; a needs-based adaptive approach; evidence-based, resilience-building services; family and community involvement; and carefully selected partnerships.

We can assist in program development for community-based organizations, corporate or employee assistance programs, and aid government agencies and other service providers who seek to deliver effective long-term recovery to their own communities in the wake of tragedy.

http://www.urbanutopiawildlife.org/

Our mission is to provide compassionate, quality care to urban wildlife in need, with a special focus on wild mammals, and to provide public education programs that foster peaceful co-existence between humans and wildlife.

Writers Without Margins

Writers Without Margins, Inc. is a 501(c)3 charitable organization created to form relationships between the rich academic and literary world of Greater Boston and surrounding communities which are struggling more than ever in an age of increasing wealth disparity. What distinguishes Writers Without Margins, Inc. from other community literacy programs which focus on specific niche groups such as at-risk youth, prison writing programs or paid academic or personal development courses is that we provide what a traditional academic program offers, for free, to the combined populations found in homeless shelters, community health centers, and lower income neighborhoods. Furthermore, we are able to connect with many individuals who defy simpler categorization based on the intersectional nature of the organizations we partner with. By reaching adults who have likely fallen outside of the traditional, secondary education systems and aligning with the human services universe we are able to reach disadvantaged individuals who are more often confronting the challenges of addiction recovery, mental illness, a history of incarceration, disability, sickness, poverty and trauma, and facing the larger, related issues of institutional racism, employment discrimination, unaffordable housing, foster care, domestic violence, and global conflict, with few resources and little support.

Through literature, we work with our writers to build sustainable practices. By offering the relationship to a larger world that comes from reading, discussing literature, writing, and revision we also provide its accompanying tools for insight, clarity and communication. We model our classroom discussions and syllabi after a typical graduate school format, however we recognize that the lasting benefit of what occurs in a humanities course often transcends the academic exercise or evaluation. In addition to offering broader knowledge with the study of multiple cultures and voices through classic and contemporary literature, we are cognizant of the profound impact this can make in terms of “bibliotherapy,” a term first used in 1916 referring to the practice of reading to achieve healthier consciousness.