Nonprofit partners that should make your giving list in 2013

This post was written by Alana Ramo on behalf of the Case Foundation:

The year is coming to a close and as we continue our celebration of giving with the 5 Giving Tuesdays campaign, we are reminded of our community’s tremendous efforts to foster impact and change. The Case Foundation is honored to have partnered with extraordinary groups in 2013 that continue to offer revolutionary solutions for some of today’s greatest social challenges.

Our partners are creating jobs, providing students access to computer science programs, speeding up the search for a cure for brain cancer and addressing the global water crisis. In communities across the nation and around the world, our partners improve quality of life, inspire people to effect change and forge cross-sector alliances that amplify impact. These organizations and many others in our network and beyond continue to exemplify fearlessness in their work—and we are honored to call them our partners.

This holiday season we hope you will reflect on the issues that are most important in your life. And, if you need help finalizing your end of year giving plans, we offer you this list of some of our closest partners. We hope you will consider learning more about their work and the ways you can help support their mission. Thanks for joining us in the spirit of giving and we wish you a very happy holiday season!


1776 DC: 1776 DC is a startup incubator connecting entrepreneurs with the resources necessary to take on challenges in education, energy, healthcare and the government. As a global hub of entrepreneurship, 1776 DC hopes to revolutionize critical industries through innovation and technology. GET INVOLVED

Tory Burch Foundation: Tory Burch Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to the economic empowerment of women, aims to support budding entrepreneurs through small business loans, mentoring programs and an entrepreneurial education. DONATE NOW

UP Global: UP Global is a nonprofit dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship, grassroots leadership and strong communities. They mobilize Startup Weekend’s global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate and empower individuals and their communities. GET INVOLVED

Volunteering and Civic Engagement

A Billion + Change: A Billion + Change is an innovative initiative supported by the Case Foundation and Points of Light that aims to mobilize billions of dollars of pro bono services from corporations to nonprofits. SEE WHO’S TAKEN THE PLEDGE

City Year DC: City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them skills and opportunities to change the world. Working within the school, team members provide academic assistance to students, lead after-school programming and help create a positive school climate. GET INVOLVED

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. GET INVOLVED

One Warm Coat: One Warm Coat provides the tools and resources to help volunteers from across North America organize coat drives to help those in need. ORGANIZE A DRIVE

Technology is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science education by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students. envisions a core curriculum in education that considers computer science as valuable and math, science and engineering. DONATE NOW

Girls Who Code: Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization committed to inspiring and equipping young women with the skills and resources to pursue careers in computing fields. By fostering an interest in computer science, Girls Who Code hopes to ensure the economic prosperity of women and catalyze social change. DONATE NOW

Big Ideas

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure: Founded by the late Dan Case together with his brother, 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

MCON: The Millennial Impact report features key trends and comprehensive data revealing the motivations behind one of the largest generations of our time. MCON is a day of conversation focused on mobilizing the millennial generation to connect, get involved and give to causes. LEARN MORE

Share our Strength: Share Our Strength operates under the belief that everyone has the strength to fight against hunger and poverty. Through its No Kid Hungry campaign, Share Our Strength works to equip families with the skills to create their own healthy meals and to ensure accessibility to food. DONATE NOW

Susan G. Komen: 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

Global Innovation

+SocialGood: +SocialGood is an online platform that leverages technology and social media to connect innovators from around the globe who are trying to tackle social challenges. REGISTER 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

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 is proud to serve on the board of the National Geographic Society. DONATE NOW

Platforms for Giving

Benevolent: Benevolent aims to connect nonprofits, donors and people in need. By allowing donors to give to someone to help meet that individual’s specific needs, Benevolent fosters stronger connections and communities. VISIT BENEVOLENT

CrowdRise: CrowdRise is one of the fastest growing online fundraising websites with their unique blend of crowdfunding, social networking, contests, and more. Raise money for great causes and have fun in the process. VISIT CROWDRISE

Global Giving Foundation: Global Giving is a charity fundraising website that gives social entrepreneurs and nonprofits 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

Network for Good: Network for Good makes it as easy to donate and volunteer online as it is to shop online. 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