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All Youth Nonprofits

Matching funds availableProvides basic needs services
The 10,000 Degrees solution begins with college exposure in 3rd grade and is open to any low-income student in the region. 10,000 Degrees promises kids that if they stick with it they will earn their degree. Lower achieving students... 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 is the largest school-based, national after-school program provider in the country. ASAS serves over 82,000 low-income, at-risk youth at 453 Title I schools in 12 major cities across the country -- from New York... 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
BELL exists to transform the academic achievements, self-confidence, and life trajectories of children living in under-resourced, urban communities.  Because it believes in the tremendous potential of all children to excel, BELL... 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
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
Citizen Schools partners with high-need middle schools and districts to narrow the achievement and opportunity gaps by expanding the learning day, increasing students’ total learning time by 35-40%. Citizen Schools’ model uses hands-... 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 21 communities across the United States and through two international affiliates... 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
Communities In Schools (CIS) is a dropout prevention organization with a mission to surround students with a community of support empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS works within the public school system,... Read more Donate Now
First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise working to end the crisis of knowledge poverty throughout low-income communities in the U.S. and Canada. Through unprecedented innovations and partnerships with publishers, corporations and... Read more Donate Now
First Place for Youth is a California-based organization founded to prevent poverty and homelessness among the growing, yet largely overlooked population of youth who “age out” of the foster care system on or around their... Read more Donate Now
Friends of the Children (FOTC) 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... Read more Donate Now
Girls on the Run International is a developmentally focused youth sport (DYS) program that uses running as a vehicle to influence positive social, cognitive, physical, emotional and psychological assets and development. The curriculum... 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 lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide.  Youth programs have faced severe... 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... Read more Donate Now
Higher Achievement is an out-of-school time organization that seeks to close the opportunity gap in the middle school years.  Their proven, year-round, multi-year program model combines academic rigor with a culture of high... 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... Read more Donate Now
Mentoring, Youth
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership advances mentoring as a proven strategy for improving life outcomes for youth.  Working with its network of Mentoring Partnerships, government, national foundations, researchers, the... Read more Donate Now
MOUSE empowers underserved youth to learn, lead and create with technology, preparing them with skills essential for their academic and career success. 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 Academy Foundation (NAF) is a leader in the movement to prepare young people for college and career success.  For nearly 30 years, NAF has refined a proven educational model which includes rigorous and engaging... 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 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
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
NYC Outward Bound Schools operates a 5-borough network of college preparatory public schools and delivers educational programs that challenge students and teachers to meet their full potential. The educational approach delivers... 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... 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
SEO, founded in 1963, provides superior educational and career programs to young people from underserved communities to maximize their opportunities for college and career success.  The organization was one of New York... Read more Donate Now
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and professionals – of all academic majors and career interests – who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become... 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 successful aging, enabling adults age 50 plus to live healthy, productive lifestyles through a three-fold approach: Lifelong Learning- the need to challenge the mind and continue personal growth.... 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... 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
Wyman Center is a St. Louis-based youth development organization that partners with communities to provide teens with the supports and opportunities they need to survive and thrive in life. Read more Donate Now

After-School & Out-of-School

Matching funds availableProvides basic needs services
After-School All-Stars is the largest school-based, national after-school program provider in the country. ASAS serves over 82,000 low-income, at-risk youth at 453 Title I schools in 12 major cities across the country -- from New York... Read more Donate Now
BELL exists to transform the academic achievements, self-confidence, and life trajectories of children living in under-resourced, urban communities.  Because it believes in the tremendous potential of all children to excel, BELL... 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
Citizen Schools partners with high-need middle schools and districts to narrow the achievement and opportunity gaps by expanding the learning day, increasing students’ total learning time by 35-40%. Citizen Schools’ model uses hands-... 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
Communities In Schools (CIS) is a dropout prevention organization with a mission to surround students with a community of support empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS works within the public school system,... Read more Donate Now
First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise working to end the crisis of knowledge poverty throughout low-income communities in the U.S. and Canada. Through unprecedented innovations and partnerships with publishers, corporations and... Read more Donate Now
Girls on the Run International is a developmentally focused youth sport (DYS) program that uses running as a vehicle to influence positive social, cognitive, physical, emotional and psychological assets and development. The curriculum... Read more Donate Now
Founded in 2003, Good Sports mission is to lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide.  Youth programs have faced severe... 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... Read more Donate Now
Higher Achievement is an out-of-school time organization that seeks to close the opportunity gap in the middle school years.  Their proven, year-round, multi-year program model combines academic rigor with a culture of high... 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... Read more Donate Now
MOUSE empowers underserved youth to learn, lead and create with technology, preparing them with skills essential for their academic and career success. 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 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
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
SEO, founded in 1963, provides superior educational and career programs to young people from underserved communities to maximize their opportunities for college and career success.  The organization was one of New York... 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 Center is a St. Louis-based youth development organization that partners with communities to provide teens with the supports and opportunities they need to survive and thrive in life. 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
Citizen Schools partners with high-need middle schools and districts to narrow the achievement and opportunity gaps by expanding the learning day, increasing students’ total learning time by 35-40%. Citizen Schools’ model uses hands-... 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 for Youth is a California-based organization founded to prevent poverty and homelessness among the growing, yet largely overlooked population of youth who “age out” of the foster care system on or around their... Read more Donate Now
Girls on the Run International is a developmentally focused youth sport (DYS) program that uses running as a vehicle to influence positive social, cognitive, physical, emotional and psychological assets and development. The curriculum... 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... 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 Academy Foundation (NAF) is a leader in the movement to prepare young people for college and career success.  For nearly 30 years, NAF has refined a proven educational model which includes rigorous and engaging... 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
NYC Outward Bound Schools operates a 5-borough network of college preparatory public schools and delivers educational programs that challenge students and teachers to meet their full potential. The educational approach delivers... 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
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and professionals – of all academic majors and career interests – who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become... 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... 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 Center is a St. Louis-based youth development organization that partners with communities to provide teens with the supports and opportunities they need to survive and thrive in life. Read more Donate Now
Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides urban young adults 18-24, with a unique combination of technical and professional skills, college credits, an educational stipend and corporate internship. Year Up takes... 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
BELL exists to transform the academic achievements, self-confidence, and life trajectories of children living in under-resourced, urban communities.  Because it believes in the tremendous potential of all children to excel, BELL... 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
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 21 communities across the United States and through two international affiliates... 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 (FOTC) 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... Read more Donate Now
Higher Achievement is an out-of-school time organization that seeks to close the opportunity gap in the middle school years.  Their proven, year-round, multi-year program model combines academic rigor with a culture of high... 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... Read more Donate Now
Mentoring, Youth
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership advances mentoring as a proven strategy for improving life outcomes for youth.  Working with its network of Mentoring Partnerships, government, national foundations, researchers, the... 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 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
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 successful aging, enabling adults age 50 plus to live healthy, productive lifestyles through a three-fold approach: Lifelong Learning- the need to challenge the mind and continue personal growth.... 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... 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