AmeriCares is a disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization providing immediate response to emergency medical needs and supporting long-term health care initiatives in the United States and abroad. Founded in 1982, Americares responds to people affected by poverty or disaster with life-changing medicine, medical supplies and health programs. Though best known for its emergency relief work, development and medical aid deliveries, Americares expanded its programming in 2016 to include more clinical services and community health programs in under-resourced countries. Americares uses donated medicine and supplies while also utilizing the local infrastructure of partners to build community health efficiently and sustainably. Americares is the world’s leading nonprofit provider of donated medicine and medical supplies, delivering over $500 million in innovative health programs and quality medical aid to more than 90 countries and all 50 U.S. states each year.
Americares ranked in the top ten of Forbes America’s Top Charities list for 2019.
American Human Development Project (Measure of America, Social Science Research Institute)
The American Human Development Project by Measure of America at the Social Science Research Institute aims to stimulate fact-based dialogue about key issues in the United States. By providing easy-to-use, methodologically sound tools for social science research and human development, Measure of America at the Social Science Research Council helps generate understanding around well-being and opportunity in American communities. Going beyond the numbers, the Council uses partnership and participatory processes to spur meaningful dialogue about inequality and access to opportunity across ideological divides. The Mapping America project relates its own indicators to the Sustainable Development Goals in order to achieve global alignment in working toward these critical areas of progress.
Artists for Humanity
Artists for Humanity, a Boston-based social enterprise that uses creativity and design and vehicles for social change, hires teens for art and design projects. The mission is to bridge economic, racial, and social divisions by providing under-resourced urban youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design and it is one of the largest employers of youth in the City of Boston. The teen artists collaborate with professional mentors across multi-media studios including graphic design, video and motion, photography, 3D design and painting. Artists for Humanity thereby offers a wide range of fine art and design services for hire.
The Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty
The Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty was launched in 2008 to improve the capacity and the effectiveness of the faith communities to reduce poverty and disease. The Center was founded by Edward W. Scott Jr. who, among other initiatives, also founded the Center for Global Development as well as Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Its programs operated in Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa and the United States. In 2012, the Center launched “Ten Promises to Our Children”, a commitment to engage religious communities around the world to save children’s lives through ten concrete and specific acts. These promises were launched together with Religions for Peace. In 2013, the Center for Interfaith Action officially became part of Religions for Peace.
Dalberg Global Development Advisors
Dalberg Global Development Advisors are a global working group focused on building a more inclusive and sustainable world where all people, everywhere, can reach their fullest potential. Dalberg partners with and serves communities, governments, and companies, providing an innovative mix of advisory, investment, research, analytics, and design services based on expertise in: agriculture, analytics, big data, cities, conflict, education, employment, energy, humanitarian aid, and human-centered design. With 17 offices across the world and clients in more than 90 countries, Dalberg Advisors achieve global life-changing impact in development and social progress.
Episcopal Relief & Development
Episcopal Relief & Development is the international development agency of the Episcopal Church, founded in 1940 as a world relief fund. Episcopal Relief & Development provides disaster relief in the US and abroad and focuses on three key program areas: women, children and climate. By working in collaboration with church partners and local organizations, Episcopal Relief & Development facilitates healthier, more fulfilling lives for communities facing hunger, poverty, disaster and disease. These programs impact over 3 million people annually and work alongside participants in dignity, regardless of religious affiliation or background.
HarvestPlus improves the lives of millions of people around the world by facilitating a global effort to end hidden hunger as caused by a lack of essential vitamins and minerals in the diet. By applying the process of biofortification, the density of vitamins and minerals of crops increase and, when consumed, solve the problem of vitamin and mineral lacking diets. HarvestPlus leads the world in biofortication technologies and shares them widely to contribute to public health in Central and South America, SubSaharan Africa and South Asia. The food-based approach of HarvestPlus targets some of the most vulnerable populations around the world to reduce malnutrition and improve health outcomes as well as develop creative solutions to nutrition and agriculture to maximize outcomes in sustainable and cost-effective ways. HarvestPlus is part of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health.
icddr,b is one of the world’s leading global health research institutes. Based in Dhaka, Bangladesh , icddr,b is working to solve public health problems facing low and middle income countries through innovative scientific research. By developing, testing and assessing the implementation of interventions specifically designed for resource-poor settings, the research institute aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in the world’s poorest nations. icddr,b invented oral rehydration therapy, which has saved more that 50 million lives world wide in the past 30 years. Initially, the organization’s focus was on diarrheal disease but has since branched out to study infectious diseases like cholera and threats to public health such as climate change as well as methods of healthcare delivery and universal health coverage.
International Association of National Public Health Institutes
The International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI) is a member organization of government agencies working to improve disease prevention and response nationally and globally. IANPHI links and strengthens government agencies responsible for public health, leveraging their experience and expertise to improve health systems. IANPHI is the only organization that strengthens national public health institutes using an evidence-based international framework for development. Still growing, the association is comprised of 109 members in 95 countries and their collective work has benefitted more than five billion people on six continents since 2006.
International Center for Religion and Diplomacy
The International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD) builds the skills and capacity of peacebuilders of all faiths to address the root causes of identity-based conflict and violent extremism in their communities. Over the past 20 years, ICRD has partnered with government, civil society, and grassroots organizations to conduct trainings, develop local networks and facilitate multi-track initiatives to resolve many of the crises affecting the world today. By building relationships of trust, ICRD steers religious convictions away from fomenting conflict and toward strengthening communities in their ability to resolve current and future challenges to sustainable peace.
International Food Policy Research Institute
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) reduces poverty, hunger and malnutrition in developing countries by providing research-based policy solutions since 1975. IFPRI is constantly addressing unprecedented challenges in the food policy landscape and develops new research to respond to and resolve these challenges. Partnerships, communications, capacity strengthening, and data and knowledge management are essential for transforming IFPRI’s research from action to impact. IFPRI focuses on ending hunger and malnutrition within the context of climate change, food supply, agricultural institutions and food system trade industries, all via a gender lens. With 600 employees working in over 50 countries, IFPRI is deeply engaged in agricultural research for development and is an active partner of the worldwide CGIAR network.
International Vaccine Institute
The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) discovers, develops and delivers vaccines worldwide. Based in Seoul, South Korea, IVI focuses on safe, effective and affordable vaccines to improve global public health. By partnering with international entities and building capacity of organizations in developing nations, IVI helps mitigate both the spread and conception of infectious diseases. Focusing on vaccines against infectious diseases affecting the world’s most impoverished people, IVI aims to make vaccines available and accessible for vulnerable populations.Founded in 1997 as an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme, IVI is among the few organizations in the world dedicated to vaccines and vaccination for global health.
MedShare strengthens global health and health systems by sourcing and directly delivering surplus medical supplies and equipment to communities in need around the world. The work of MedShare improves the quality of life of people, communities and the planet by providing these materials and capacity building on disaster relief, primary care, maternal health, infectious disease control, and biomedical equipment. To provide biomedical equipment to countries in need, MedShare take unused supplies and equipment from the US then trains and equips healthcare professionals, engineers and medical mission teams to use it. By working with hospitals, distributors and manufacturers to collect and redistribute medical products to qualified healthcare facilities in medically underserved communities, MedShare not only impacts countless lives but has diverted 17.5 million pounds of material from US landfills. MedShare has donated $210 million in aid, treated 20 million patients, equipped 766,000 healthcare professionals and sent 1,600 shipments of lifesaving medical products to 100 countries.
The Menil Foundation
The Menil Foundation was established in 1955 as an educational organization dedicated to arts and the humanities. The founders, John and Dominique de Menil, believed that art is essential to the human experience. To facilitate access to this ideal, The Menil Foundation fosters direct personal encounters with works of art. In 1987, The Menil Collection opened and today still welcomes all visitors free of charge to see the collection, museum buildings and surrounding green spaces in Houston, Texas.
The Metropolitan Opera Association
The Metropolitan Opera in New York City is a vibrant home for the most creative and talented singers, conductors, composers, musicians, stage directors, designers, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers from around the world. The Metropolitan Opera has always engaged the world’s most important artists, giving the US premieres of some of the most important operas in the repertory. Since 1980, “The Met” has conducted a young artist development program, The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, to train a new generation of celebrated American artists. Founded in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera Association stages more than 200 opera performances a year. More than 800,000 people attend the performances in the opera house during the season, and millions more experience the Met through new media distribution initiatives and state-of-the-art technology.
The Metropolitan Opera ranked in the top 100 of Forbes America’s Top Charities list for 2019.
mothers2mothers is an international nonprofit working to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa. The organization believes in the power of mothers to end pediatric AIDS and thus trains, employs, and empowers mothers living with HIV to bring health and hope to other mothers, their families, and communities. “Mentor Mothers” work in local communities and at understaffed health facilities to ensure that women and their families get the health advice and medication they need, are linked to the right clinical services, and are supported on their treatment journey. Since launching in 2001, mothers2mothers has saved hundreds of thousands of lives, created thousands of jobs, and given health and hope to some of the most marginalized in communities across ten African nations.
National Geographic Society
National Geographic is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational organizations in the world. The National Geographic Society contributes to achieving a planet in balance through inspiring people to place greater value on the natural world and its people, securing the natural systems essential for all life on earth and driving innovation. This is achieved via a unique combination of strong science, exploration, education and storytelling from the NatGeo platform. National Geographic supports research, exploration, and conservation around the world by focusing on projects that apply science, technology, and storytelling to help protect species-at-risk, better understand human history and culture, and conserve the planet. In this capacity, the Society awards grants, impact funds and provides tools, technology and training to drive innovation and secure the planet and its ecosystem.
Orb Media is a nonprofit digital newsroom producing world-class journalism focusing on issues that impact billions of people around the world and that strengthens global understanding of the interdependent world. Based in Washington DC, Orb Media reports on eight topic areas: food, water, energy, health, education, environment, trade and governance, as well as the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The unique production and distribution model, focused on effectively delivering information that connects the local and daily with the global and systemic, ensures that the work of Orb Media has a lasting ripple effect reaching hundreds of millions of people in more than 100 countries and 30 languages.
Pew Charitable Trusts
The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. As an independent nonprofit organization, Pew Charitable Trusts applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improving public policy. Informed by the founders’ interest in research and practical knowledge, the portfolio of work has grown over time to include projects on the topics of communities, conservation, finance and economy, governance and health. With this portfolio, Pew Charitable Trusts aims to increase awareness among the public on key issues as well as invigorate civic life and participation. Based on its investment philosophy, Pew Chartitable Trusts believe that public-spirited individuals and organizations can achieve great success and witness tangible improvements when they come together, exchange knowledge, and leverage resources for impact.
Sustainable Food Lab
The Sustainable Food Lab was launched in 2004 as a non-profit organization to create a sustainable food system by helping organizations turn ideas into action. Sustainable Food Lab does so by building the know-how of organizations, developing and sharing tools and establishing partnerships for sustainable food supply chains. To improve the future of food chains, Sustainable Food Lab works with food companies, non-profit organizations, farmers, agricultural groups and others in large scale and smallholder farming systems. The Sustainable Food Lab also serves as a committed network of global thought leaders from diverse organizations making impactful changes in the food system.
The U.S. Diplomacy Center at the U.S. Department of State
The United States Diplomacy Center will be the first museum dedicated to telling the story of American diplomacy. Being developed in Washington, DC at the headquarters of the U.S. State Department, the museum is scheduled to be fully open in 2022 and the preview exhibit can already be visited. The Diplomacy Center aims to inspire discovery of diplomacy’s pivotal role in the peaceful promotion of our national security, prosperity, and global leadership. The museum will tell the story of the history, practice, and challenges of American diplomacy through exhibitions and programs.