Featured Organizations
ICV enthusiastically supports organizations working in areas like conservation, education, healthcare, peace and security, and gender equality. If any of these organizations 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.

 

Chaeli Foundation

The Chaeli Foundation was established in July 2017 through the collaboration of like-minded community and business leaders whose common goal is to grow more inclusive and empowered communities, especially through the inclusion of children, youth and adults with disabilities. The Chaeli Foundation is inspired by the work of The Chaeli Campaign and works in partnership with the Campaign on a local, national and global level to advocate for communities that grow capacity, empower and provide opportunities for children, youth and adults with disabilities to implement meaningful societal change.

Since its founding in 2014 as a grass roots organization, The Chaeli Campaign has attracted the trust and support of international organizations like the KidsRights Foundation, World of Children Awards, King Baudouin Africa Fund and the Turner Prize with total grant funding amounting to nearly $3 million. Through this generous support, The Chaeli Campaign has positively impacted the lives of more than 44,000 children in need in the Sub-Saharan African region by providing 400 assistive devices, establishing a youth leadership program for 800 children from 120 schools, and raising ability awareness through Chaeli's participation as a speaker at nearly a dozen international conferences. More than 18,000 people are now aware of the importance of being ability-focused and the right to inclusion through the four professional theatre pieces created through the inspiring work of the The Chaeli Campaign and the brave families impacted through these projects.

Programs

All children have the right to live a full life; where they know that they belong; where their talents and skills are affirmed so that they may take a rightful place in their family, community and society; where they know that they belong, they are valued and they can make a meaningful contribution to their community.

Childhood Cancer Kids

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.

The Children’s Village

Since 1851, the mission of The Children's Village was founded in 1851, and today, its mission remains very much the same: to work in partnership with families to help society’s most vulnerable children so that they become educationally proficient, economically productive, and social responsible members of their communities.

The Children's Village believes that there are three keys to a child’s success: education, work, and lifelong relationships. To that end, the organization is passionate about education and has high expectations for its students. The Children's Village helps youth develop the attitudes and skills needed to enter the workforce successfully. And the organization believes that one strong adult relationship is a game changer for a child, particularly one in foster care. The Children's Village helps children to develop and nurture life-long relationships with family, friends, and mentors.

Enduring Hearts

Enduring Hearts' mission is to fund important and innovative research to increase the longevity of pediatric heart transplants, and improve the quality of life for transplant recipients.

Enduring Hearts works toward its mission through the following programs:

  1. Direct Research Grant Program
  2. American Heart Association (AHA) Grant-making Alignment
  3. International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) Grant-making Alignment

Enduring Hearts gives priority to clinical research projects and new emerging technologies that focus on understanding the cause, development and prevention of human transplantation diseases, including organ injury and rejection, viral infection and late graft deterioration.

Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA

The Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA supports, builds awareness of, and promotes and facilitates engagement with the vision and work of Leymah Gbowee and organizations working in Liberia, West Africa and globally in the areas of:

  • Peace, Security and Reconciliation
  • Girls' and Women's Rights and Leadership

 
Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate

2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist, trained social worker, public speaker, and women’s rights advocate. She is founder and current President of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa. She also founded the Liberia Reconciliation Initiative and is co-Founder and former Executive Director of Women Peace and Security Network Africa (WIPSEN-A). She is also a founding member and former Liberia Coordinator of Women in Peacebuilding Network/West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WIPNET/WANEP). Leymah currently serves as a member of the High-Level Task Force for the International Conference on Population and Development. She is a board member of the Federation of Liberian Youth. Leymah’s leadership of the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace – which brought together Christian and Muslim women in a nonviolent movement that played a pivotal role in ending Liberia’s civil war in 2003 – is chronicled in her memoir, Mighty Be Our Powers, and in the documentary, Pray the Devil Back to Hell.

She serves on the Board of Directors of the Nobel Women’s Initiative, Gbowee Peace Foundation and the PeaceJam Foundation, and she is a member of the African Women Leaders Network for Reproductive Health and Family Planning. She holds a M.A. in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, VA). She also received a Doctor of Laws (LLD) honoris causa from Rhodes University in South Africa and the University of Alberta in Canada, and a Doctor Honoris Causa in Specialty Management and Conflict Resolution from Polytechnic University in Mozambique. After receiving the Barnard College Medal of Distinction, she was named a Distinguished Fellow in Social Justice, a Visiting Transnational Fellow at the Center for Research on Women and Fellow in Residence at the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College for the 2013/2014 academic year. Leymah is the proud mother of six children.

The Jane Goodall Institute

Dr. Jane Goodall went into the forest to study the remarkable lives of chimpanzees—and she came out of the forest to save them. When she discovered that the survival of their species was threatened by habitat destruction and illegal trafficking, she developed a breakthrough approach to species conservation that improves the lives of people, animals and the environment by honoring their connectedness to each other. In 1977, she founded the Jane Goodall Institute to ensure that her vision and life’s work continue to mobilize the collective power of individual action to save the natural world we all share. Your support helps us advance Jane’s vision and work around the world as a force of compassion for all living things.

The Jane Goodall Institute promotes understanding and protection of great apes and their habitat and builds on the legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall, the organization’s founder, to inspire individual action by young people of all ages to help animals, other people and to protect the world we all share.

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall to lead a movement of conservation for the common good—one that builds on our connections to each other, our fellow species, and the natural world we all share. Following in the trailblazing footsteps of Jane Goodall, the JGI inspires hope through action, encouraging individuals around the world to participate in taking care of the planet we call home. Whether the JGI is restoring chimpanzee habitat, improving women’s health in a nearby village, or working with its Roots & Shoots youth groups in nearly 100 countries, the JGI finds practical ways to make the greatest lasting impact for people, animals and the environment.

With your support, The Jane Goodall Institute can protect chimpanzees, conserve critical habitat while strengthening surrounding communities, and empower the next generation of conservation leaders.

Pachamama Alliance

Pachamama Alliance is a global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all.

Mission

To empower indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest to preserve their lands and culture and, using insights gained from that work, to educate and inspire individuals everywhere to bring forth a thriving, just and sustainable world.

Purpose

Pachamama Alliance, empowered by our partnership with indigenous people, is dedicated to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet.

Our unique contribution is to generate and engage people everywhere in transformational conversations and experiences consistent with this purpose. We weave together indigenous and modern worldviews such that human beings are in touch with their dignity and are ennobled by the magnificence, mystery, and opportunity of what is possible for humanity at this time.

We are here to inspire and galvanize the human family to generate a critical mass of conscious commitment to a thriving, just and sustainable way of life on Earth. This is a commitment to transforming human systems and structures that separate us, and to transforming our relationships with ourselves, with one another, and with the natural world.

Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation

Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation is a nonprofit organization that empowers young women and girls in Afghanistan through community-based education in the district of Deh'Subz. Founded on the knowledge that education is key to positive, peaceful change for current and future generations, we provide young Afghans with the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe, nurturing environment, so that they may work toward brighter futures — in their own villages and beyond.

Rise

Rise is a national civil rights nonprofit. We help people pen their own civil rights into existence. In 2016, we drafted and passed the Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights unanimously through Congress, a feat only 21 bills in modern U.S. history have done. Rise has been recognized by New York Magazine as one of the best things that happened in 2016 and by the Washington Post as one of the top charities in America to donate to. Watch this Vice on HBO piece and read our Founder Amanda's letter below.

Robert F. 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.

The Sonoma Ecology Center

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.

Stand4Education

Stand For Education, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization registered in the state of New York that is dedicated to providing access to educational resources; Clothing, Shoes, Backpacks, Books, Uniform, Workshops on personal hygiene and use of hygiene products, Seminars on self-esteem, awareness through public events, such as concerts, fashion shows, art exhibitions or children’s programs. Stand For Education strives to identify sustainable empowerment and educational opportunities for the underserved children in war ravaged Countries who reside in US and abroad, with a special focus on girls in South Sudan and environs. The goal of the organization is to assist these underprivileged girls from the age of five to eighteen years of age to improve their lives, wellbeing and that of their families, thus their communities. Stand For Education will work within local cultures to inspire awareness, collaboration, and empowerment in these underprivileged communities.

Vision

Stand For Education believes the power of awareness and education can lead to improved living and sustainable growth. For this reason, the organization is creating a worldwide structure wherein every child and woman living in poverty is able to access education and economic opportunities to build a peaceful, prosperous, and empowered life.

Thorn

Thorn builds technology to defend children from sexual abuse. We believe that every child has the right to be safe, to be curious, to be happy. We work with the sharpest minds from tech, non-profit, government and law enforcement to stop the spread of child sexual abuse material, stand up to child traffickers and uncover new kinds of abuse. Technology is a powerful tool. We choose to use it for good.

Our programs and products find child abuse victims faster, make online environments safer, and deter criminal behavior.

Together for girls

Together for Girls is a global public-private partnership dedicated to ending violence against children, with a particular focus on sexual violence against girls. Founded in 2009, the Together for Girls partnership brings together national governments, UN agencies and private sector organizations to prevent and respond to violence, as a fundamental step to achieving individual rights and well-being, gender equality, and sustainable development.

Using the data as our guide, the Together for Girls partnership aims to raise awareness, promote evidence-based solutions, and galvanize coordinated action across sectors to end violence against boys and girls, with a special focus on sexual violence against girls.

Our growing partnership is currently active in more than 20 countries around the world.

Too Young To Wed

Too Young to Wed’s (TYTW) mission is to empower girls and bring an end to child marriage.

We do this by providing visual evidence of the human rights challenges faced by women and girls. Through powerful storytelling, we amplify the voices of these courageous women and girls and inspire the global community to act. And through our groundbreaking girl empowerment photography workshops, leadership scholarships and vocational training projects, we transform influential advocacy into tangible action in the communities where the girls in our images
live.

Tuesday’s Children

Formed in the aftermath of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Tuesday’s Children provides a lifetime of healing for those whose lives have been forever changed by terrorism and traumatic loss.

Through a time-tested, long-term approach, Tuesday’s Children keeps the promise to support all those impacted by 9/11; serves and supports our nation’s Military Families of the Fallen; and builds resilience and common bonds in communities recovering from tragedies.

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.

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 the organization provides what a traditional academic program offers, for free, to the combined populations found in homeless shelters, community health centers, and lower income neighborhoods. Furthermore, Writers Without Margins, Inc. is 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, the organization is 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, Writers Without Margins, Inc. works with its writers to build sustainable practices. By offering the relationship to a larger world that comes from reading, discussing literature, writing, and revision the organization also provides its accompanying tools for insight, clarity and communication. Writers Without Margins, Inc. models its classroom discussions and syllabi after a typical graduate school format, however the organization recognizes 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, Writers Without Margins, Inc. is 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.