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All Youth Nonprofits

Matching funds availableProvides basic needs services
Since 1981, 10,000 Degrees has empowered over 19,000 under-served students to find a path to and through college with unprecedented success: 84% of 10,000 Degree students who start at four-year colleges graduate compared to 54%... Read more Donate Now
AARP Experience Corps (AARP-EC) engages well-trained, older adult volunteers to work one-on-one and with whole classrooms with elementary school students in their communities. The goal of the program is to build reading skills and to... Read more Donate Now
The Academy for College Excellence (ACE) is dedicated to ensuring that America's community colleges create a supportive and empowering learning environment for their most vulnerable students — those with a deep desire for a college... Read more Donate Now
After-School All-Stars (ASAS) provides comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and in life. ASAS is the largest school-based, after-school program specifically targeting middle... Read more Donate Now
At a time when 50-60 percent of some Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) subgroups have never enrolled in college—and with nearly half attending community colleges—the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (... Read more Donate Now
All children need opportunities to learn in order to fulfill their potential in school and in life.  BELL works to create high-quality learning opportunities for the children in grades PreK-8th who need them most, so that they,... Read more Donate Now
Mentoring, Youth
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the largest evidence-based mentoring program in the country, has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the... Read more Donate Now
CSS has a 35-year history of partnering with K-12 schools throughout the United States to train and mobilize students to be lifelong leaders who make schools better for themselves, their peers, and younger students. Results... Read more Donate Now
CFY
CFY, a national nonprofit organization, is a leader in using digital learning to help low-income children do better in school. CFY is unique in that we operate both “in the cloud” (through PowerMyLearning.com, a free K-12 online... Read more Donate Now
Founded in Boston in 1995, Citizen Schools closes the opportunity gap by connecting young people to hands-on learning and real-world mentors in order to help all students discover and achieve their dreams. Read more Donate Now
City Year is an education-focused, nonprofit organization that partners with public schools to help keep students in school and on track to graduate. In 27 communities across the United States and through two international affiliates... Read more Donate Now
The National College Advising Corps is an innovative program that works to increase the number of low-income, first-generation college and underrepresented students who enter and complete higher education.  Through a nationwide... Read more Donate Now
College Bound provides promising students from low-income backgrounds with the academic enrichment, social supports and life skills needed to achieve high-quality postsecondary degrees to prepare them for careers yielding family-... Read more Donate Now
For more than a decade, College Success Foundation (CSF) has provided thousands of low-income, underserved students with a unique integrated system of inspiration, support programming and scholarship funds that enable them not only to... Read more Donate Now
College Summit is an entrepreneurial organization that measurably and affordably increases college enrollment rates in low-income communities and seeks to raise the purpose of public education from issuing high school diplomas to... Read more Donate Now
For nearly 40 years, Communities In Schools has been helping students achieve in school, graduate and go on to bright futures. Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and... Read more Donate Now
First Book tackles a pervasive and entrenched issue impacting more than 32 million children in the U.S. and Canada:  the scarcity of books, learning materials, and basic need essential for children growing up at the base of the... Read more Donate Now
First Place is a California-based organization founded to prevent poverty and homelessness among the growing, yet largely overlooked population of youth who have grown up in foster care in California. First Place utilizes a... Read more Donate Now
Friends of the Children is a pioneering, research-based youth development and mentoring organization whose mission is to help the nation's highest risk children develop the relationships, goals and skills necessary to break the cycles... Read more Donate Now
Girls on the Run inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained volunteer coaches use research-based curricula to teach foundational lessons through dynamic discussions,... Read more Donate Now
Global Writes is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote literacy, communication and collaboration among young people through the integration of performing arts and technology resources.   Their programs... Read more Donate Now
Founded in 2003, Good Sports mission is to give all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing new equipment, apparel and footwear to those most in need.  Youth programs have faced severe budget cuts... Read more Donate Now
Green Dot Public Schools specializes in the turnaround of failing public schools in Los Angeles. Green Dot is changing the landscape of public education in LA Unified School District and beyond by running high-achieving public charter... Read more Donate Now
Harlem RBI is a 501(c)3, community-based youth development organization located in East Harlem, New York. Harlem RBI’s mission is to provide inner-city youth with opportunities to Play, Learn and Grow. Harlem RBI uses the power of... Read more Donate Now
Higher Achievement recognizes that the persistent achievement gap in this country is fueled by a lack of opportunity. Therefore, Higher Achievement provides students with opportunity at the right time – middle school. Their approach... Read more Donate Now
Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection (HW-SC) is a nationally-recognized youth development program that helps at-risk secondary school students stay in school and earn their high school diploma, while providing invaluable part-time... Read more Donate Now
iMentor improves the lives of youth from underserved communities through innovative, curriculum-based and technology-focused mentoring programs. iMentor facilitates one-on-one mentoring relationships for high school students through... Read more Donate Now
Early College Designs is a bold approach, based on the principle that academic rigor, combined with the opportunity to save time and money, is a powerful motivator for students to work hard and meet serious intellectual challenges.... Read more Donate Now
Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters school prepared to succeed. Jumpstart delivers a research-based and cost-effective program by training college students and... Read more Donate Now
The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is a nationally recognized multi-cultural, multi-service agency serving all low-income youth across the District of Columbia and in Maryland’s Prince George’s and Montgomery counties.  LAYC’... Read more Donate Now
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is the unifying champion for expanding quality mentoring relationships for young people in the United States. For more than 25 years, MENTOR has served the mentoring field by... Read more Donate Now
Mouse is a youth development nonprofit that believes in technology as a force for good.  Mouse empowers all youth to create with technology to solve real problems and make meaningful change in our world.  We are committed to... Read more Donate Now
4-H prepares young people to step up to the challenges in their community and the world. Using research-based programming around positive youth development, 4-H youth get the hands-on real world experience they need to become leaders. Read more Donate Now
NAF is a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure high school students are college, career, and future ready. NAF’s educational design ignites students’ passion for learning and gives... Read more Donate Now
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues works to close the achievement gap in urban public middle schools and high schools by building and supporting competitive policy debate teams. Eighty-five percent of urban... Read more Donate Now
The National Writing Project (NWP) is a nationwide network of educators working together to improve the teaching of writing in the nation’s schools and in other settings. NWP is the only literacy-focused national... Read more Donate Now
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) provides programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize career opportunities, and to plan for successful futures. Read more Donate Now
Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) has been an innovator in workforce-training for 30 years. OBT empowers young adults from low-income neighborhoods to advance towards self-sufficiency and financial security through... Read more Donate Now
PROSPER (PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience) is a proven system for delivering and sustaining high quality evidence-based programs resulting in increased youth competencies, reduced youth... Read more Donate Now
Since its creation in 2004, the Providence After School Alliance (PASA) has built two citywide expanded learning models in collaboration with the City of Providence, the Providence Public Schools and the local non-profit community.... Read more Donate Now
The Trans4m Center, a division of Rainbow Days, works alongside organizations in human service, education, and criminal justice sectors to bring the latest research and training to their staff. Started in 2012, the Center builds upon... Read more Donate Now
Roca is an outcomes-driven organization focused helping our communities' highest risk, disengaged young people move out of violence and poverty, ultimately reducing incarcerations.   Roca's cognitive behavioral... Read more Donate Now
Self Enhancement, Inc. is a nationally recognized multi-service youth development organization that provides minority youth and their families in Portland, OR with the support they need to graduate high school, enter college, and... Read more Donate Now
Our mission is to enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation's most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence. Read more Donate Now
Since its founding in 1996, Dibble has spearheaded efforts to build awareness and utilization of relationship skills programs for youth. Dibble has developed more than a dozen curricula and other programs addressing teen relationship... Read more Donate Now
OASIS is a pioneer in the field of healthy aging, enabling adults to live healthy, productive lifestyles through a three-fold approach: Lifelong Learning- the need to challenge the mind and continue personal growth. Active... Read more Donate Now
As the lead service provider for the nation’s first social impact bond, the Osborne Association improves the justice system by encouraging those individuals, families and communities most affected by it to assume responsibility for... Read more Donate Now
Today's Students Tomorrow's Teachers is focused on closing the achievement gap for minority students (especially males), improving the students' ability to be college- or employment-ready and increasing the diversity of the teaching... Read more Donate Now
The Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) was established in 1987 to provide a coherent university-based focus for the improvement of knowledge, policies, and practices related to the lives of persons... Read more Donate Now

After-School & Out-of-School

Matching funds availableProvides basic needs services
After-School All-Stars (ASAS) provides comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and in life. ASAS is the largest school-based, after-school program specifically targeting middle... Read more Donate Now
All children need opportunities to learn in order to fulfill their potential in school and in life.  BELL works to create high-quality learning opportunities for the children in grades PreK-8th who need them most, so that they,... Read more Donate Now
CFY
CFY, a national nonprofit organization, is a leader in using digital learning to help low-income children do better in school. CFY is unique in that we operate both “in the cloud” (through PowerMyLearning.com, a free K-12 online... Read more Donate Now
Founded in Boston in 1995, Citizen Schools closes the opportunity gap by connecting young people to hands-on learning and real-world mentors in order to help all students discover and achieve their dreams. Read more Donate Now
The National College Advising Corps is an innovative program that works to increase the number of low-income, first-generation college and underrepresented students who enter and complete higher education.  Through a nationwide... Read more Donate Now
College Bound provides promising students from low-income backgrounds with the academic enrichment, social supports and life skills needed to achieve high-quality postsecondary degrees to prepare them for careers yielding family-... Read more Donate Now
College Summit is an entrepreneurial organization that measurably and affordably increases college enrollment rates in low-income communities and seeks to raise the purpose of public education from issuing high school diplomas to... Read more Donate Now
For nearly 40 years, Communities In Schools has been helping students achieve in school, graduate and go on to bright futures. Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and... Read more Donate Now
First Book tackles a pervasive and entrenched issue impacting more than 32 million children in the U.S. and Canada:  the scarcity of books, learning materials, and basic need essential for children growing up at the base of the... Read more Donate Now
Girls on the Run inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained volunteer coaches use research-based curricula to teach foundational lessons through dynamic discussions,... Read more Donate Now
Founded in 2003, Good Sports mission is to give all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing new equipment, apparel and footwear to those most in need.  Youth programs have faced severe budget cuts... Read more Donate Now
Harlem RBI is a 501(c)3, community-based youth development organization located in East Harlem, New York. Harlem RBI’s mission is to provide inner-city youth with opportunities to Play, Learn and Grow. Harlem RBI uses the power of... Read more Donate Now
Higher Achievement recognizes that the persistent achievement gap in this country is fueled by a lack of opportunity. Therefore, Higher Achievement provides students with opportunity at the right time – middle school. Their approach... Read more Donate Now
The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is a nationally recognized multi-cultural, multi-service agency serving all low-income youth across the District of Columbia and in Maryland’s Prince George’s and Montgomery counties.  LAYC’... Read more Donate Now
Mouse is a youth development nonprofit that believes in technology as a force for good.  Mouse empowers all youth to create with technology to solve real problems and make meaningful change in our world.  We are committed to... Read more Donate Now
4-H prepares young people to step up to the challenges in their community and the world. Using research-based programming around positive youth development, 4-H youth get the hands-on real world experience they need to become leaders. Read more Donate Now
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues works to close the achievement gap in urban public middle schools and high schools by building and supporting competitive policy debate teams. Eighty-five percent of urban... Read more Donate Now
The National Writing Project (NWP) is a nationwide network of educators working together to improve the teaching of writing in the nation’s schools and in other settings. NWP is the only literacy-focused national... Read more Donate Now
PROSPER (PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience) is a proven system for delivering and sustaining high quality evidence-based programs resulting in increased youth competencies, reduced youth... Read more Donate Now
Since its creation in 2004, the Providence After School Alliance (PASA) has built two citywide expanded learning models in collaboration with the City of Providence, the Providence Public Schools and the local non-profit community.... Read more Donate Now
The Trans4m Center, a division of Rainbow Days, works alongside organizations in human service, education, and criminal justice sectors to bring the latest research and training to their staff. Started in 2012, the Center builds upon... Read more Donate Now
Self Enhancement, Inc. is a nationally recognized multi-service youth development organization that provides minority youth and their families in Portland, OR with the support they need to graduate high school, enter college, and... Read more Donate Now
The Parent-Child Home Program utilizes home visiting to engage families who have not had access to educational and economic opportunities in a unique evidence-based school readiness and early literacy program.  The Program... Read more Donate Now
uAspire works to ensure that all young people have the financial information and resources necessary to find an affordable path to - and through - a postsecondary education. To accomplish this mission, uAspire provides free financial... Read more Donate Now
Wyman is a St. Louis-based youth development organization that empowers teens from economically disadvantaged circumstances to lead successful lives and build strong communities. Read more Donate Now
YouthBuild is a youth and community development program that helps break the cycle of poverty as young people, ages 16 to 24, work full-time for 6-24 months toward their GEDs or high school diplomas while building local affordable... Read more Donate Now

Personal & Leadership Development

Matching funds availableProvides basic needs services
The Academy for College Excellence (ACE) is dedicated to ensuring that America's community colleges create a supportive and empowering learning environment for their most vulnerable students — those with a deep desire for a college... Read more Donate Now
At a time when 50-60 percent of some Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) subgroups have never enrolled in college—and with nearly half attending community colleges—the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (... Read more Donate Now
CSS has a 35-year history of partnering with K-12 schools throughout the United States to train and mobilize students to be lifelong leaders who make schools better for themselves, their peers, and younger students. Results... Read more Donate Now
Founded in Boston in 1995, Citizen Schools closes the opportunity gap by connecting young people to hands-on learning and real-world mentors in order to help all students discover and achieve their dreams. Read more Donate Now
For more than a decade, College Success Foundation (CSF) has provided thousands of low-income, underserved students with a unique integrated system of inspiration, support programming and scholarship funds that enable them not only to... Read more Donate Now
College Summit is an entrepreneurial organization that measurably and affordably increases college enrollment rates in low-income communities and seeks to raise the purpose of public education from issuing high school diplomas to... Read more Donate Now
First Place is a California-based organization founded to prevent poverty and homelessness among the growing, yet largely overlooked population of youth who have grown up in foster care in California. First Place utilizes a... Read more Donate Now
Girls on the Run inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained volunteer coaches use research-based curricula to teach foundational lessons through dynamic discussions,... Read more Donate Now
iMentor improves the lives of youth from underserved communities through innovative, curriculum-based and technology-focused mentoring programs. iMentor facilitates one-on-one mentoring relationships for high school students through... Read more Donate Now
Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters school prepared to succeed. Jumpstart delivers a research-based and cost-effective program by training college students and... Read more Donate Now
The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is a nationally recognized multi-cultural, multi-service agency serving all low-income youth across the District of Columbia and in Maryland’s Prince George’s and Montgomery counties.  LAYC’... Read more Donate Now
Mouse is a youth development nonprofit that believes in technology as a force for good.  Mouse empowers all youth to create with technology to solve real problems and make meaningful change in our world.  We are committed to... Read more Donate Now
4-H prepares young people to step up to the challenges in their community and the world. Using research-based programming around positive youth development, 4-H youth get the hands-on real world experience they need to become leaders. Read more Donate Now
NAF is a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure high school students are college, career, and future ready. NAF’s educational design ignites students’ passion for learning and gives... Read more Donate Now
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) provides programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize career opportunities, and to plan for successful futures. Read more Donate Now
PROSPER (PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience) is a proven system for delivering and sustaining high quality evidence-based programs resulting in increased youth competencies, reduced youth... Read more Donate Now
Self Enhancement, Inc. is a nationally recognized multi-service youth development organization that provides minority youth and their families in Portland, OR with the support they need to graduate high school, enter college, and... Read more Donate Now
Our mission is to enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation's most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence. Read more Donate Now
Since its founding in 1996, Dibble has spearheaded efforts to build awareness and utilization of relationship skills programs for youth. Dibble has developed more than a dozen curricula and other programs addressing teen relationship... Read more Donate Now
As the lead service provider for the nation’s first social impact bond, the Osborne Association improves the justice system by encouraging those individuals, families and communities most affected by it to assume responsibility for... Read more Donate Now
The Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) was established in 1987 to provide a coherent university-based focus for the improvement of knowledge, policies, and practices related to the lives of persons... Read more Donate Now
Wyman is a St. Louis-based youth development organization that empowers teens from economically disadvantaged circumstances to lead successful lives and build strong communities. Read more Donate Now
YouthBuild is a youth and community development program that helps break the cycle of poverty as young people, ages 16 to 24, work full-time for 6-24 months toward their GEDs or high school diplomas while building local affordable... Read more Donate Now

Mentoring

Matching funds availableProvides basic needs services
AARP Experience Corps (AARP-EC) engages well-trained, older adult volunteers to work one-on-one and with whole classrooms with elementary school students in their communities. The goal of the program is to build reading skills and to... Read more Donate Now
All children need opportunities to learn in order to fulfill their potential in school and in life.  BELL works to create high-quality learning opportunities for the children in grades PreK-8th who need them most, so that they,... Read more Donate Now
Mentoring, Youth
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the largest evidence-based mentoring program in the country, has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the... Read more Donate Now
CSS has a 35-year history of partnering with K-12 schools throughout the United States to train and mobilize students to be lifelong leaders who make schools better for themselves, their peers, and younger students. Results... Read more Donate Now
City Year is an education-focused, nonprofit organization that partners with public schools to help keep students in school and on track to graduate. In 27 communities across the United States and through two international affiliates... Read more Donate Now
The National College Advising Corps is an innovative program that works to increase the number of low-income, first-generation college and underrepresented students who enter and complete higher education.  Through a nationwide... Read more Donate Now
College Summit is an entrepreneurial organization that measurably and affordably increases college enrollment rates in low-income communities and seeks to raise the purpose of public education from issuing high school diplomas to... Read more Donate Now
Friends of the Children is a pioneering, research-based youth development and mentoring organization whose mission is to help the nation's highest risk children develop the relationships, goals and skills necessary to break the cycles... Read more Donate Now
Higher Achievement recognizes that the persistent achievement gap in this country is fueled by a lack of opportunity. Therefore, Higher Achievement provides students with opportunity at the right time – middle school. Their approach... Read more Donate Now
Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection (HW-SC) is a nationally-recognized youth development program that helps at-risk secondary school students stay in school and earn their high school diploma, while providing invaluable part-time... Read more Donate Now
iMentor improves the lives of youth from underserved communities through innovative, curriculum-based and technology-focused mentoring programs. iMentor facilitates one-on-one mentoring relationships for high school students through... Read more Donate Now
Early College Designs is a bold approach, based on the principle that academic rigor, combined with the opportunity to save time and money, is a powerful motivator for students to work hard and meet serious intellectual challenges.... Read more Donate Now
The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is a nationally recognized multi-cultural, multi-service agency serving all low-income youth across the District of Columbia and in Maryland’s Prince George’s and Montgomery counties.  LAYC’... Read more Donate Now
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is the unifying champion for expanding quality mentoring relationships for young people in the United States. For more than 25 years, MENTOR has served the mentoring field by... Read more Donate Now
4-H prepares young people to step up to the challenges in their community and the world. Using research-based programming around positive youth development, 4-H youth get the hands-on real world experience they need to become leaders. Read more Donate Now
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) provides programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize career opportunities, and to plan for successful futures. Read more Donate Now
OASIS is a pioneer in the field of healthy aging, enabling adults to live healthy, productive lifestyles through a three-fold approach: Lifelong Learning- the need to challenge the mind and continue personal growth. Active... Read more Donate Now
Today's Students Tomorrow's Teachers is focused on closing the achievement gap for minority students (especially males), improving the students' ability to be college- or employment-ready and increasing the diversity of the teaching... Read more Donate Now
  Youth Villages is a leading national nonprofit providing effective local solutions to help America’s most emotionally and behaviorally troubled youth and their families live successfully. Youth Villages serves more than 20,000... Read more Donate Now
YouthBuild is a youth and community development program that helps break the cycle of poverty as young people, ages 16 to 24, work full-time for 6-24 months toward their GEDs or high school diplomas while building local affordable... Read more Donate Now