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2012

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As we gather stories of good deeds from across the country through our #GoodSpotting campaign, we are reminded of the true spirit of the holiday season and giving back. Reflecting over this past year we recognize how many of our extraordinary partners provide opportunities to spot good and do good daily through evidence-based interventions, entrepreneurial leadership, innovative models, and hands-on action.

Our partners are breaking ground and developing innovative solutions to a wide range of challenges from community engagement, job creation and access to opportunity to brain cancer, veterans' mental health and the global water crisis. In communities nationwide and around the world they are improving quality of life, mobilizing people to effect change, and forging cross-sector alliances and robust networks that deepen reach and expand impact. These innovative organizations and leaders continually exemplify fearlessness and we are honored to call them partners and friends.

This holiday season we encourage you to take some time to think about the issues that are most important in your life. And, if you need some help as you finalize your holiday giving plans, we offer you this list of some of our closest partners. If their mission matches your passions, we hope you will consider learning more about their work and ways you can be support them or use their services to expand your efforts to give and give back. Thanks for joining us in the spirit of giving and we wish you a very happy holiday season!

Finding Fearless

Finding Fearless: This year the Case Foundation launched a nationwide campaign to fund Fearless Changemakers dreaming big and taking risks to change their communities and the world. Our 20 Finding Fearless winners all have a successful track record of tackling social challenges because their approach is bold, uncommon, experimental, unconventional, and fearless. Learn about and support our Finding Fearless Winners.

Causes for Cures

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure: Founded by the late Dan Case together with his brother (and the Foundation’s Chairman) Steve Case, and their families, Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure partners with leading entrepreneurs, scientists and researchers to find a cure for brain cancer. DONATE NOW

Susan G. Komen for the Cure: Susan G. Komen fuels the best science to make the biggest impact in the fight against breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through ground-breaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 50 countries. DONATE NOW

International Innovations

Global Health Corps: Global Health Corps (GHC) aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity and improve the quality of healthcare services for the poor by connecting outstanding young leaders with organizations working on the front lines in the fight for global health. DONATE NOW

Malaria No More: Malaria No More's mission is to end deaths due to malaria. Malaria No More works to raise the profile of the disease among the public, policymakers, and businesses, while engaging the private sector to provide life-saving mosquito nets and other critical interventions to families in Africa. The Foundation supports Net Guarantee, an innovative finance mechanism designed to accelerate delivery of life-saving mosquito nets to families in Africa through loan guarantees. DONATE NOW

Water For People: Water For People assists communities in emerging markets to improve quality of life by supporting the development of locally sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities, and hygiene education programs. The Case Foundation is particularly proud of FLOW—Field Level Operations Watch, which is a game-changing technology solution that broadcasts instant reports about whether Water For People’s water and sanitation projects are working or failing. DONATE NOW

Civic Engagement and Community Development

Boys & Girls Clubs of America: For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has helped kids "Be Great," providing hope and opportunity for those who need it most. Today, more than 4,300 clubs serve some 4.5 million young people through membership and community outreach. DONATE NOW

City Year: City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them skills and opportunities to change the world. In addition to championing City Year's groundbreaking Whole School, Whole Child education initiative, which shows that volunteering can seriously impact major national issues like the dropout crisis and performance gaps, the Case Foundation also sponsors City Year DC’s team serving Simon Elementary School. Working within the school, the team members provide academic assistance to students, lead after-school programming, and help create a positive school climate. DONATE NOW

Code for America: Code for America helps governments work better for everyone with the people and the power of the web. Through their Fellowship, Accelerator and Brigade, they are building a network of cities, citizens, community groups and startups, all equally committed to reimagining government for the 21st century. Support Code for America.

DC College Access Program: DC-CAP is a non-profit organization working in partnership with the District of Columbia School System that provides counseling and financial assistance to students who might otherwise never have the opportunity to attend or graduate from college. DONATE NOW

Mobilize.org: Mobilize.org is a network dedicated to educating, empowering, and energizing young people to increase our civic engagement and political participation. DONATE NOW

National Conference on Citizenship: The National Conference on Citizenship is a leader in promoting the nation’s civic life. They track, measure and promote civic participation and engagement in partnership with other organizations on a bipartisan, collaborative basis. DONATE NOW

Public Allies: Public Allies advances new leadership to strengthen communities, nonprofits, and civic participation. Public Allies is changing the face and practice of leadership in communities across the country by demonstrating that everyone can lead, and that lasting social change results when citizens of all backgrounds step up, take responsibility, and work together. DONATE NOW

Entrepreneurship and Big Ideas

A Billion + Change: A Billion + Change, an innovative initiative supported by the Case Foundation and Points of Light, aims to mobilize billions of dollars of pro bono service from corporations to nonprofits. See Who’s Taken the Pledge.

The National Geographic Society: The National Geographic Society is one of the world's largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to increase and diffuse geographic knowledge, the Society's mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. Our CEO Jean Case serves on the boards of the National Geographic Society and National Geographic Ventures. DONATE NOW

PathNorth: PathNorth was created for the purpose of inspiring business owners and chief executive officers to broaden their definition of success, live more integrated lives, and experience greater meaning in business and personal endeavors. PathNorth creates safe places to foster authentic conversations to address the growing isolation of leaders. DONATE NOW

The Sapling Foundation and TED: The Sapling Foundation runs the incredibly impactful TED Talks brand, which fosters the spread of great ideas. It aims to provide a platform for the world's smartest thinkers, greatest visionaries and most-inspiring teachers, so that millions of people can gain a better understanding of the biggest issues faced by the world, and a desire to help create a better future. The Case Foundation supports the TED Fellows program, which brings outstanding individuals into the TED community, and hosts a weekly “TED Fellows Friday” Q&A. DONATE NOW ...We were also delighted to serve as the principal partner of TEDxMidatlantic: Be Fearless in Washington, DC this year. If you’re looking for some holiday inspiration do yourself a favor and watch videos from the fearless speakers here.

Startup America: The Startup America Partnership is based on a simple premise: young companies that grow create jobs. Startup America provides valuable resources and connections to help young companies grow, supports regional startup ecosystems throughout the country, and recognizes startups as the drivers of our economy and their founders as American heroes. The Case Foundation is a founding partner and sponsor, and our chairman Steve Case is also the Chairman of the Startup America Partnership. GET INVOLVED

Good Giving and Volunteering

Points of Light/Hands On Network: Points of Light inspires, equips and mobilizes people to take action that changes the world. The Institute has a global focus to redefine volunteerism and civic engagement for the 21st century, putting people at the center of community problem solving. DONATE NOW

The Taproot Foundation: Taproot is a nonprofit organization that makes business talent available to organizations working to improve society. Taproot engages the nation’s millions of business professionals in pro bono services through its award-winning programs and by partnering with companies to develop their pro bono programs. DONATE NOW

Venture Philanthropy Partners: Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP) is a philanthropic investment organization that helps great leaders build strong, high-performing nonprofit institutions focused on children and families in greater Washington, DC. DONATE NOW

Give An Hour: Give an Hour’s mission is to develop national networks of volunteers capable of responding to both acute and chronic conditions that arise within our society. Give an Hour delivers free mental health services to U.S. military personnel and their families. DONATE NOW

Veterans

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America: IAVA is the nation's first and largest group dedicated to the troops and veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those troops and veterans. DONATE NOW

The Mission Continues: The Mission Continues works to build an America where every returning veteran can serve again as a citizen leader, and where together communities can honor the fallen by living their values through service. The Case Foundation worked with The Mission Continues on the 10-year anniversary of September 11 this year to raise awareness about the need of today’s veterans and to prepare care packages for US troops serving in Iraq. DONATE NOW

Online Platforms for Giving and Engagement

Causes: Causes is the world’s largest platform for activism and philanthropy. It empowers individuals to create grassroots communities that can take action on behalf of a specific issue or nonprofit organization. Take some time at Causes to find an initiative to support or to start one yourself. VISIT CAUSES

Global Giving Foundation: GlobalGiving is a charity fundraising website 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. You can also purchase Global Giving gift cards to give to friends and family, so they too can find and support great nonprofits. VISIT GLOBAL GIVING

Idealist.org: Idealist.org is a website that facilitates connections between individuals and institutions that are interested in improving their communities. DONATE NOW

Network for Good: Network for Good makes it as easy to donate and volunteer online as it is to shop online, and they make it simple and affordable for nonprofits to recruit donors and volunteers via the Internet. Donors can choose to fund one of 1.2 million charities or volunteer with one of thousands of nonprofits through the site. VISIT NETWORK FOR GOOD

Razoo: Razoo is a movement of people who want to make generosity a part of everyday life. Find and support your favorite causes, start raising money for the nonprofit of your choice or learn how to create a giving day in your community. VISIT RAZOO

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