1,000 Ties will enhance the quality of life for youth by teaching them skills they can use for a lifetime. With the help of men from the community young men ages 10-19 in high poverty rate cities will learn these skills. They will develop their confidence so that they can interview, network, and break the cycle of generational poverty starting with something as simple as a tie.
2nd & 7 Foundation
The mission of The 2nd & 7 Foundation is to promote reading by providing free books and positive role models to kids in need while encouraging young athletes of the community to pay it forward.
A Kid Again
A Kid Again looks forward to the day that every child with a life-threatening illness in America can be A Kid Again. We include the whole family in every adventure we host year round. Our families say adventures are something positive to look forward to and offer a distraction from routine medical care. Whether a child is battling an all too common disease like cancer, or a rare disease like Hunter syndrome, they ALL deserve to be a kid again.
A Special Wish Foundation
A Special Wish Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to granting the wishes of children under the age of 21 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening disorder.
ACCESS is dedicated to addressing the plight of homeless women and children in our community. The agency encourages the development of self-esteem and the attainment of self-sufficiency through its commitment of providing a holistic, safe and supportive environment, and through it’s programs of housing, advocacy and empowerment.
Achievement Centers for Children
Achievement Centers for Children is a Cleveland, Ohio based non-profit organization whose mission is to empower children and adults with disability and their families to achieve their greatest potential.
Adoption Network Cleveland
Adoption Network Cleveland: The Ohio Family Connection™ (ANC) is an innovative non-profit organization that fulfills otherwise unmet needs for information, advocacy, education and support for members of the adoption triad (adoptees, birthparents, and adoptive/kinship parents), youth in foster care, foster parents, siblings, and related professionals.
Akron Children's Hospital
Ranked among the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Akron Children’s Hospital is the fastest growing children’s hospital in the U.S. according to Modern Healthcare. Akron Children’s Hospital owns and operates two pediatric hospitals in northeast Ohio and more than 80 primary and sub-specialty care locations. With more than 800,000 patient visits each year, Akron Children’s has been leading the way to healthier futures for children and communities through expert medical care, prevention and wellness programs since 1890.
Akron Community Foundation
Akron Community Foundation is where generous families, individuals, companies and nonprofits make charitable dollars go the furthest for the permanent good of our community.
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
To lead a collaborative network that empowers people to experience healthy and hunger-free lives. We distribute food to feed people, and we advocate, engage and convene our community in the fight to end hunger.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
ArtSparks mission is to provide access to high-quality dance programming; to foster the understanding of dance as an art form; and to challenge students of all ages and abilities to discover new heights of individual excellence through focused attention, creative exploration and a sense of community so that they might joyfully dance their way to becoming a more confident human-being than they were before they stepped onto the dance floor.
Autism Delaware’s mission is simple, help people and families affected by autism.
Autism Society of Greater Cleveland
The Autism Society of Greater Cleveland envisions individuals and families living with autism are able to maximize their quality of life, are treated with the highest level of dignity, and live in a society in which their talents and skills are appreciated and valued.
For 167 years, Beech Brook has been serving Northeast Ohio’s most vulnerable children. Today, as a leading behavioral health agency, Beech Brook serves more than 15,000 children and families in our community.
Believe in Dreams
Our mission is to fulfill dreams of economically disadvantaged youth who have survived non-medical adversity by providing access to enriching opportunities, connection to community and hope for the future.
Ben Curtis Family Foundation
The core mission of the Ben Curtis Family Foundation is fighting to help alleviate childhood hunger. Our Birdie Bag Program, a weekend feeding program for children, helps drive our mission and gives purpose to our why.
Beyond The Game
Building every youth naturally driven through helping educational growth and maintaining excellence. The concept behind the organization is to help kids of all ages understand that sports can be used as a platform to achieve a higher education, give back to their communities and help reach their potential as adults. It is imperative to teach kids at a young age that there is more to learn from sports than just playing the game.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Summit, Medina, and Starks Counties provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one to one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Blessing House serves as a safety net for children of families in crisis by providing a temporary safe home for children and support for their families.
Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” The Scouting organization is composed of approximately 2.2 million youth members between the ages of 5 and 21 and approximately 800,000 volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories.
Boys & Girls Club of Western Reserve
The Boys & Girls Clubs at Western Reserve is a life-changing developmental organization that provides a safe space for young students to belong after school and during school break programming. Their mission is to motivate and enable the youth to realize their increasing potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens within our society. The club focuses on three main Priority Outcome Areas which are: Achieving Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles.
Boys 2 Men
Mentoring teenage boy’s by teaching them life skills and helping them navigate their future by introducing other paths, such as college, skilled trades, entrepreneur and the armed forces.
Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Ohio
At Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio (BGCNEO), our mission is to inspire and enable young people who need us most to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, caring citizens.
Boys Hope Girls Hope
The mission of Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH) is to nurture and guide motivated young people in need to become well-educated, career-ready men and women for others.
We believe that everyone has the potential to be successful, and Boys Hope Girls Hope creates the opportunity. For more than three decades, we have pioneered best-in-class programs that provide at-risk young people, from Cleveland and Akron, with the consistent, loving support they need to grow into successful, thriving adults. Committing to their journey all of the way from middle school through college or alternative post-secondary training and beyond, we provide a stable, nurturing community where young people are fully championed – academically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially – providing the foundation they need to transform their lives.
Bulldog Bags, Inc.
Bulldog Bags, Inc. is a community, non-profit organization that addresses food insecurity in the children and families in the Stow-Munroe Falls (OH) City School District who qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced Price Meal program.
Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis
Committed to finding a cure for paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury and to seeing millions worldwide walk again, the Buoniconti family established The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis in 1992. The Buoniconti Fund is a non-profit organization whose primary focus is to raise funds and awareness to help The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis achieve its national and international goals.
Case Western Reserve University: School of Medicine
The University’s commitment is to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. The University brings together highly qualified faculty, students and staff to: 1) Offer undergraduate education that preserves the strengths of the traditional arts and sciences, and the professions, 2) Prepare students for positions of leadership in professions that are important to society, and, 3) Advance, through research and scholarship, the understanding of its chosen disciplines and their applications.
Case-Barlow Farm aims to be a regional model of historic preservation and adaptive reuse. We engage the community in an authentic interactive experience, offering a perspective of events, issues, and people of the Western Reserve from the past to the present. Case-Barlow Farm will connect people with history, arts, and culture. We enhance the educational and cultural offerings of the region, and we captivate the learning mind!
The mission of our charitable organization is to provide first responders with
cuddle buddies (teddy bears) to give to children in stressful situations such as an accident, domestic violence, an opioid crisis or any other traumatic situation. Our goal is to have these cuddle buddies in their vehicles at all times to comfort these frightened children.
Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health
Working together to be the premier resource for emotional and behavioral health services and products that help children, youth, and families successfully meet life’s challenges.
Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County
To make a difference for every child served through advocacy, education, and collaborative alliances.
Children's Hunger Alliance
CHA partners with organizations throughout Ohio to provide nutritious meals to at-risk children who need them most. CHA helps daycare providers, daycare centers, local school districts, and after-school and summer programs provide balanced, healthy meals to children in their care. The team of educators also deliver nutrition education and lead children in physical activities to provide a balanced approach to childhood health.
Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma
The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma discovers and shares the best ways to prevent and treat severe injuries in children. The Institute funds research, education and advocacy to help improve the care and treatment injured kids receive across the U.S.
City Year’s mission is to build democracy through citizen service, civic leadership, and social entrepreneurship. It fulfills this mission by focusing on improving education outcomes with the goal of helping all students graduate from high school, prepared for college and career success.
Cleveland Angels mission is to walk alongside children, youth and families in the in the foster care community by offering consistent support through intentional giving, relationship building, and mentorship.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Caring for life, researching for health, educating those who serve.
Cleveland Furniture Bank
To provide furniture and mattresses to people in need who seek to establish a stable place to live.
Cleveland Guardians Charities
Cleveland Guardians Charities (CGC) is the private foundation of the Cleveland Guardians. CGC raises money though programs, events and player contributions to support many CGC beneficiaries, including the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, the City of Cleveland Recreation Department youth baseball and softball programs, Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland and many other community organizations and nonprofits.
Cleveland Kids' Book Bank
Our mission is to foster improved literacy and a love of reading by providing free books to children in Greater Cleveland through our network of 1,000+ partner organizations.
Cleveland Play House
To inspire, stimulate and entertain diverse audiences across Northeast Ohio by producing plays and theatre education programs of the highest professional standards.
Cleveland Zoological Society
Creating compelling experiences that connect people with wildlife and inspire personal responsibility for conserving the natural world.
Coach Sam's Inner Circle Foundation
Founded in 2009, Coach Sam’s Inner Circle Foundation was named after a program developed by former Cleveland Browns Coach Sam Rutigliano and Dr. Gregory Collins, Cleveland Clinic. The organization first focused on Browns players’ emotional maturity, leadership, and character. Now, our mission is to provide educational support for marginalized children through a combination of literacy, personal development and health and fitness out-of-school time programs designed to develop the whole child.
Assisting children and young adults with disabilities get the help they need. The assistance may be funding for therapy, a summer camp, or devices/equipment to help with everyday living. They want to provide the “extra help” these individuals need to reach their full potential.
Cornerstone of Hope
Cornerstone of Hope is dedicated to providing support, education, and hope for the grieving.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individual treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality specialized care.
Early Childhood Resource Center
The mission of the Early Childhood Resource Center is to promote the healthy development of young children by strengthening families, improving the quality of early learning experiences, increasing school and community readiness and informing public policy.
Elves & More of NEO
To design programs to meet the needs of children which are not being met, focusing on an entire neighborhood and to mobilize financial and human resources to implement these programs.
Emergency Assistance Center
The mission of The Emergency Assistance Center is to provide food, clothing and personal hygiene items, as well as seasonal support, to our Northern Summit County neighbors in need.
Emeril Lagasse Foundation
Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s mission is to create opportunities to inspire, mentor and enable youth to reach their full potential through culinary, nutrition and arts education with a focus on life skills development.
Empower Sports is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to providing sports and exercise programs for children and adults with various physical and cognitive disabilities. Empower Sports enriches the lives of athletes while promoting kindness, character, and tolerance.
Esperanza’s mission is unique within Cleveland’s social service and educational landscape: To improve the academic achievement of Hispanics in Greater Cleveland by supporting students to graduate high school and promoting postsecondary educational attainment. Our emphasis is on students from 6th grade through postsecondary education.
Fearless Fighters Foundation, Inc.
The foundation is dedicated to funding advanced pediatric cancer research as well as easing the financial strain of families facing pediatric cancer treatment and supplying those families with resources to help keep them connected and together throughout treatment.
Committed to finding new and targeted treatment options for childhood cancers and crushing cancer off the planet.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Akron
To lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church.
First Glance Student Center, Inc.
The mission of First Glance Student Center is to connect students and their communities to Christ and the church through real, loving, and nonthreatening avenues.
First Tee of Canton
The mission of First Tee Canton is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
Flashes of Hope
Flashes of Hope is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating powerful, uplifting portraits of children fighting cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
Flying Horse Farms
Flying Horse Farms (FHF) is a medical specialty camp that provides healing, transformative experiences for children with serious illnesses and their families.
Footprints Center for Autism
Our mission is to provide comprehensive, collaborative, and child-centered programming for individuals with autism in a positive and non-restrictive learning environment so that each child can reach their highest potential and achieve excellence in all aspects of life.
Fostering Hope Ohio
Fostering Hope’s mission is connecting and enriching youth who live in residential treatment and foster care with unique experiences of hope and healing.
Friends of Breakthrough Schools
The mission of Breakthrough Public Schools is to develop a growing network of distinctive school options that prepare Cleveland area students for success in life. Friends of Breakthrough’s mission is to perform fundraising and advocacy activities that exclusively support the operations and growth of the Breakthrough Schools management organization and all its member schools.
Friends of Rwandan Education
The Friends of Rwandan Education is dedicated to helping provide education to youth, teens and young adults of Rwanda by financially assisting in the establishment of schools in Rwanda, financially assisting other established Rwandan schools, or aiding students who come to the United States for additional education.
Fuchs Mizrachi School
The Fuchs Mizrachi School is a community committed to Torah and Mitzvot. Our students and their families will be inspired to learn and grow in their love of God and His Torah, while seeing the modern State of Israel and aliyah as central to our personal and national destiny.
Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio
The mission of Girl Scouts is building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Good Knights, Inc.
Our Mission is to end child bedlessness in Lorain County by building and providing beds to child who do not have a bed of their own.
Good Samaritan Hunger Center
To alleviate food insecurity for individuals and families in the Akron area
Great Lakes Science Center
To make science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) come alive.
Great Trail Council Boy Scouts of America
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
Greater Cleveland Food Bank
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio having provided more than 57 million meals in 2018 to hungry people in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Ashland and Richland counties.
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity
Seeking to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. We prescribe to the principal that every person should have a safe place to live, and that decent shelter in should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
Greater Cleveland Sports Commission
To measurably improve the economy of Greater Cleveland and enrich the community by attracting, creating, managing, and attracting significant sporting and competitive events.
Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame
s and stories of the Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame inductees provide inspiration for young athletes to pursue their dreams in sport. The GCSHOF fosters those dreams by providing grant funding to qualified youth sports organizations in the Greater Cleveland area. We hope supporting youth sports in our region will result in future Hall of Famers. Our financial commitment is to fund specific, one time capital or project based needs of amateur, non-governmental youth sports organizations in our region to provide opportunity for youth of all backgrounds to participate safely in sports.
Greater Cleveland Volunteers
Greater Cleveland Volunteers enriches the community and individuals through volunteer service.
Greater Things Outreach Center
Greater Things Outreach Center is a ministry whose purpose is to help those in our community by fulfilling their physical and spiritual needs. Our desire is for each person touched by this ministry to grow in all facets of their lives.
Healthy Moms and Babes
Healthy Moms and Babes ensures that women and children have access to needed services through the use of mobile units and home visits. Focusing on the individual, Healthy Moms and Babes commits to helping the community’s most vulnerable women achieve successful pregnancies, thriving babies, enhanced parenting skills, expanded understanding of personal health and progress toward self-sufficiency.
Hiram House, Inc.
The mission of Hiram House is to enrich the lives of children through camping. We provide the youth of our community with an opportunity to live, play and learn in an environment that is racially, ethnically, and socio-economically diverse. Hiram House is committed to promoting family values, building character, and opening new horizons for youth.
Hockey Players in Business
Hockey Players in Business is the toughest, fastest-growing business network in the world created exclusively for those who have played the toughest, fastest sport in the world. Hockey Players in Business (HPIB)—an international, not-for-profit network, is designed to help former and current hockey players build their business networks, continue their professional development, and most importantly, give back to the sport that has helped shape us all. To learn more about why every hockey player should join this network, visit http://hockeyplayersinbusiness.org.
Holden Forests and Gardens
The mission of Holden Forests & Gardens is to connect people with the wonder, beauty, and value of trees and plants to inspire action for healthy communities.h
Hope Blooms Ohio
Hope Blooms Ohio is a creative marketing campaign developed by the Beachwood High School Marketing/Junior Achievement students to inspire hope and uplift our local and global communities through a pop art installation featuring five 20-30’ inflatable flowers.
Hope for Henry
Hope for Henry is reinventing how hospitals care for seriously ill children and their families through innovative programs that entertain, reduce stress, and empower children to be active participants in their own care.
Housatonic Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity focuses on making a meaningful difference in the lives of qualified working families by promoting financial stability and self-sufficiency through ownership of affordable homes. Households often consists of those who have limited assets and who have jobs that also have income caps.
Hudson Community First
Hudson Community First is a nonprofit organization that promotes positive youth development and seeks to unite individuals, organizations and our schools in an effort to nurture competent, caring and responsible children and adolescents.
Hudson Hawks Youth Football Association, Inc.
Hudson Hawks is the youth football program of Hudson High School. Hawks is the first step in the development of football players as they start their football career. Hawks focus is on developing football players with a focus on safety. Hawks uses the latest tackling and blocking training, all approved by USA Football.
The focus is not only to develop football players, but to develop good teammates. Hawks players will learn important skills that will not only help them as they progress in football, but in life also.
Hudson Junior Invitational
The Hudson Junior Invitational Golf Event is one of the most prestigious junior golf tournaments in the country; one that combines both boys and girls on a large 54 hole, stroke playing field. Their mission is to be able to give back to the community, as well as promote stellar junior golf within the Northeast Ohio area. This annual event is held by the members of the Country Club of Hudson, who have successfully donated nearly $820,000 in charitable giving up to date.
The four Avenues of Service, based on the Object of Rotary, are Rotary’s philosophical cornerstone and foundation on which club activity is based: Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective functioning of the club Vocational Service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards. Community Service covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community. International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.
The vision of ideastream is to be indispensable and highly valued for its unique ability to strengthen our community. The mission of ideastream is to be a trusted and dynamic multimedia source for illuminating the world around us.
In Step With Horses
Our mission is to help people uncover their strengths and rebalance their lives through a partnership with animals and nature. In Step With Horses focuses on serving adolescents and adults with chronic mental health conditions like anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, PTSD and all forms of trauma and grief.
Foundation mission is to:
End the Stigma – Empowering young people to feel comfortable with coming forward regarding mental health issues.
Education – To partner with educators of our community and provide training and programs to assist with early identification and addressing mental illness.
Provide Resources – To provide access to resources and outlets for the youth of Northeast Ohio who are battling depression
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research who’s strength lies in their exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end type 1 diabetes. Their mission is to improve lives today and tomorrow by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes and its complications.
Journey Center for Safety and Healing
The mission of Journey Center for Safety and Healing (Journey) is to provide services that foster safety and healing for those affected by child abuse and domestic violence; and to prevent abuse through education, advocacy, and systemic change.
The mission of Canopy Child Advocacy Center (Canopy) is to serve children and families affected by child abuse through a multi-disciplinary partnership focused on safety, healing, and well-being.
Julie Billiart Schools
Julie Billiart Schools are a network of schools, with campuses in Lyndhurst and Akron, which embrace and celebrate the learning differences of children in grades K-8. Small class sizes, onsite specialized therapies, and highly experienced intervention specialists are just a few ways that Julie Billiart Schools take students with high functioning autism, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning difficulties.
K.I.C.K. (Knowledge is Cancer’s Kryptonite) is dedicated to educating, empowering, and encouraging those with a personal or family history of cancer to seek genetic counseling and testing.
Knights of Columbus
Together, Knights of Columbus empowers Catholic men to live their faith at home, in their parish, at work and in their community.
Lake Erie Nature and Science Center
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center educates and inspires all of us to understand, appreciate, and take responsibility for the natural world.
LeBron James Family Foundation
The LeBron James Family Foundation’s mission is to positively affect the lives of children and young adults through education and co-curricular educational initiatives. The foundation focuses on the belief that an education and living an active, healthy lifestyle is pivotal to the development of children and young adults.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is at the forefront of the fight to cure cancer. We are the largest nonprofit dedicated to creating a world without blood cancers. Since 1949, we’ve invested nearly $1.3 billion in groundbreaking research, pioneering many of today’s most innovative approaches.
To prevent adolescent suicide by educating youth to recognize the warning signs of suicide and other mental health issues and access professional help.
To impact the lives of children living with cancer and their families by addressing the economic, emotional and social concerns that accompany childhood cancer through education, assistance, and community organization.
Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network Inc.
The mission of MAGNET: The Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network Inc. is to grow the manufacturing sector in Northeast Ohio. Half of the regional economy in Northeast Ohio depends on manufacturers, most of which are small or medium-sized companies. Northeast Ohio’s past, present, and future are integrally tied to the success of manufacturing and MAGNET’s goal is to tackle the tough problems that risk holding our region back from an even more prosperous future.
March of Dimes NEO
March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. They educate medical professionals and the public about best practices; support lifesaving research; provided comfort and support to families in NICUs; and advocate for those who need us most, moms and babies.
Martin Truex Jr. Foundation
The Martin Truex Jr. Foundation (MTJF) was started in 2007 by NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr. and long-time partner, Sherry Pollex. The foundation exists through the generosity of donors, partners and corporate sponsors passionate about our mission to help support underfunded cancer initiatives specific to ovarian and childhood cancers, and assist the individuals and families affected by them.
Scott and Julie Mawaka, a couple from Hudson, Ohio, created The Scott & Julie Mawaka Charitable Foundation in 2004. In an effort to bring awareness and funding to non-profit organizations in the Cleveland-Akron area, they began by hosting an annual golf outing at Shaker Heights Country Club (Shaker Heights, OH) to benefit local charities. With the generous support from family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors, The Mawaka Foundation raised over $500,000.00 in donations. The Mawaka Foundation, originally created as a pass-through organization, is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Foundation.
Memory Trees Corporation
Memory Trees creates simple solutions to solve complex problems. Their no poverty projects educate children in ongoing afterschool sessions; create jobs for artisans who manufacture their leather bags, shoes, guitars and ukuleles; support students who learn trades; and help local artists to create and build viable, sustainable businesses.
Mercury Theatre Company
Mercury Theatre Company exists to create extraordinary theatrical experiences, and to advance theatre as a means of educating, challenging and inspiring the Greater Cleveland community and its young people through family-friendly programing of rarely seen and premier works, innovative staging, and through its educational outreach and My First Musical program.
The Cameron & Katie Miele Foundation supports charities dedicated to helping families raising children suffering from life-threatening illnesses and developmental disorders, organizations benefiting our military and their families and higher education.
Milestones Autism Resources
The mission of Milestones Autism Resources is to improve the lives of individuals with autism by educating, coaching, and connecting the autism community with evidence-based information. The organization’s vision is a community in which individuals on the autism spectrum have the resources to reach their full potential as contributing members of society, recognized for their strengths, and supported in meeting their challenges.
Mission4Maureen provides financial assistance to families who are burdened by the staggering cost of brain cancer treatment.
Motor Racing Outreach
Motor Racing Outreach (MRO) is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 to serve the Cup Series community. It was founded by Max Helton in response to a need presented by three drivers within the series who were unable to attend regular church services due to the demands of their schedule.
Every child should have a chance at a healthy life and deserves to get across the finish line. NASCAR Foundation makes children’s health and medical needs our top priority. The NASCAR Foundation is a leading charity that works to improve the lives of children who need it most in our NASCAR communities through the Speediatrics Children’s Fund and the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award.
NASCAR Hall of Fame Foundation
Provide access to educational opportunities at the NASCAR Hall of Fame that harness our sport’s long-standing tradition of winning through innovation.
National Inventors Hall of Fame
The mission of the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) is to be a catalyst for change through recognizing inventors and invention, promoting creativity and advancing the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes’ mission is to conserve a natural area, connect people with nature and inspire environmental stewardship. Our vision is to be a model urban environmental resource that welcomes all and enriches people’s lives through education, innovative programs, and community involvement.
Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism
The Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism (NEOPAT) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization created to honor patriots who serve, or have served, in the armed forces by working to minimize the sacrifices the soldiers and their families endure.
Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism
Our mission is to promote patriotism, support military families and remember those that have gone before us.
Pathway Caring for Children
Pathway Caring for Children is a private, non-profit social service agency. Our mission is to empower children and families to realize their potential and achieve the possibilities of their lives through innovative mental health, foster care and adoption services. Pathway offices are located in Brook Park, Canton, Minerva, and Sebring, OH.
Piano Cleveland promotes Cleveland as a premier piano destination by presenting world-class programming and community engagement and education initiatives. The organization’s four major programs and events include the Cleveland International Piano Competition, the CIPC for Young Artists, the Concert Series, and year-round education and community outreach programming.
Pit Stops for Hope
Pit Stops for Hope is a collaboration of the racing community united together for the betterment of Americas youth. We believe positive change will come to our community by investing in our children. Pit Stops for Hope plans to invest in our youth by primarily assisting food banks and academic instructors. Food and education work hand and hand in producing success. Our mission is to replace poverty with hope in our community!
PitCCh In Foundation
The foundation’s mission is to enrich the lives of inner city youth by raising their self-esteem through educational and athletic activities. We believe every inner-city youth deserves the opportunity to have safe spaces to play, resources to learn, and the support to thrive.
Project NICU offers connection, support and community to all involved in the NICU Journey. From NICU Care Packages, Peer Support, Graduate Programming, events and more we are here for every step of the journey. Led by NICU Parents, our programs are designed with first hand experience with support by NICU medical professionals on our advisory board to truly create an environment where families and NICU Teams can feel supported.
Providence House protects at-risk children and supports families through crisis, strengthening communities to end child abuse and neglect.
Roc Solid Foundation
Roc Solid Foundation builds hope for kids fighting cancer.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
To engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Ohio, Inc.
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Northeast Ohio, Inc. is to enhance the healthcare experience for families and children through comfort, care and supportive services.
Rotary Club of Strongsville
The Rotary Club of Strongsville has become the largest Rotary club in Northeast Ohio with more than 150 members. Along with a variety of ongoing service activities, the club and its affiliated Strongsville Rotary Foundation has spearheaded or participated in several major community projects.
Santa PICsU is a 501(c)3 organization that brings the “Healing Power of Giving” to children and families in traumatic situations on a year-round basis. From their two annual events, Santa PICsU has provided the funding of 8 weigh cribs/beds to Akron Children’s Hospital. The team also provides children in need with gifts during the holiday season.
SOS: Strengthening Our Students
Strengthening Our Students Mission is to enrich the lives of children and families through innovative, educational and life skill programs.
South Akron Youth Mentorship
SAYM exists to mentor youth with biblical teaching to help make life’s eternal, emotional, educational, and occupational decisions.
STAR Summer Camp
To provide an integrated camp experience for individuals with disabilities and typical peers that creates an environment that promotes educational reinforcement, physical activity, social skills, cooperative group learning and will facilitate access, equity and inclusion.
Stewarts Caring Place
Stewart’s Caring Place: Cancer Wellness Center provides a caring, relaxed environment offering supportive services and programs, at no cost, for individuals and families on their cancer journey. Our vision, is that our supportive services and programs: reduce the negative effects of a cancer diagnosis and its treatment, and improve participants’ coping skills, knowledge, and quality of life.
The mission of Summa Health System is to provide the highest quality, compassionate care to our patients and members and to contribute to a healthier community.
The Superhero Project uses creative thinking and the arts to empower youth impacted by serious illnesses, disabilities, mental health challenges, trauma, and complex medical needs. We interview kids and teens about their superhero alter egos – what they stand for, what powers they have, what they look like, and how they want to make a positive difference in the world. The storytelling collaboration continues when artists design the characters the children have described, creating a visual representation of their strength and courage. Families receive the individualized posters of their superheroes to treasure forever.
TC Open Charitable Foundation
The TC Open Charitable Foundation is committed to supporting children that face challenging circumstances outside of their control. It is our mission to help add life to these child years in anyway possible.
Thanksgiving Heroes is a national nonprofit organization with one simple mission: rally thousands of volunteers to help deliver families full Thanksgiving meals that will feed them throughout all of Thanksgiving week. Keller Williams agents across the country, including the Chase Group of Keller Williams Greater Metropolitan, support this philanthropy, as it was founded by one of our own, Rob Adams.
The Literacy Cooperative
Our mission is to work to advance literacy by raising awareness of the issue, promoting effective public advocacy, and fostering a delivery system with maximum impact on the region. Our vision is to ensure that all children and adults in Greater Cleveland will reach their highest literacy potential for employment, self-sufficiency and lifelong-learning.
The Turn’s mission is unique within the local social service landscape, supporting the social and recreational needs of people of all ages living with disabilities. This mission, “Inspiring hope and enhancing the health and wellbeing of people with physical disabilities through adaptive sports and recreation,” has a profound impact on those served, and is supported from our dedicated, fully integrated, ADA-accessible campus/facilities using trained professionals and partner healthcare providers.
The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio
To provide support, education, and advocacy for people with Down syndrome, their families and communities throughout Northeast Ohio.
United Service Organizations, Inc.
The USO strengthens America’s Military Service Members by keeping them connected to Family, Home and Country, throughout their service to the Nation.
United Way Summit Medina County
United Way envisions a community where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, financial stability and healthy lives.
University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's
Our mission as the Rainbow Babies & Children’s Foundation is to support, promote and enhance University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in achievement of its mission of delivering the highest quality health care to children.
University Hospitals Sports Medicine
Starting with a proactive approach to sports injury prevention, UH Sports Medicine provides skilled expertise and knowledgeable resources for athletes, coaches and trainers. When sports-related injuries occur, our team brings this specially trained proficiency throughout the entire diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation process.
University of Akron
The University of Akron is the region’s most influential public research university, contributing to the resurgence of the local economy, providing a workforce highly trained in diverse disciplines, and known for an innovative approach to higher education.
Victim Assistance Program
The mission of Victim Assistance Program is to empower our community to restore lives impacted by crisis, violence, and tragedy.
The mission of Victory Gallop is to provide a fun, safe environment and a customized structured horseback riding program for children with emotional and/or behavioral challenges and/or life threatening illnesses to learn, grow and succeed.
Vineyard Food Resource Center
The mission for the past 20 years has been, improve the health and well-being of Lake county and surrounding residents in need by providing access to healthy food, nutrition education and related resources; Educate the public about the issues of hunger in our area
Voices of Change 2018
To reduce the risk of abuse for children with disabilities through preventative education, while empowering parents and guardians.
To enrich quality of life and engage the community through theatre and education.
Western Reserve Land Conservancy
Western Reserve Land Conservancy’s mission is to provide the people of our region with essential natural assets through land conservation and restoration. We envision thriving, prosperous communities nourished by vibrant natural lands, working farms and healthy cities.
To provide hope, help, and possibility to any pregnant woman by offering comprehensive, integrative care in a loving, nonjudgmental environment.
Women in Touch with Akron’s Needs
WITAN, (Women in Touch with Akron’s Needs) initially founded in 1943 by seven young women, has grown to an active membership of over 300 remarkable women who give their time and money as volunteers to benefit the community.
WomenSafe’s mission is to provide emergency shelter and support services to survivors of domestic violence throughout Northeast Ohio.
Young Leaders Program
The Young Leaders Program addresses the needs of our youth and community. We provide skills such as personal development, critical thinking, problem solving, community engagement, leadership and life skills by inspiring a positive culture within the community through service and a contemporary approach.
Zelie’s Home is a caring community that empowers pregnant and parenting women to take positive and effective action on behalf of themselves and their children by providing physical, emotional, spiritual, and professional support.
Zips Racing Electric
The goal of the University of Akron Zips Racing Electric Formula Design Team is to design and manufacture a high-performance, fully electric, formula-style vehicle that will compete with universities nationally and internationally; to broaden its members’ insights into the engineering profession and ability to work with others in an interdisciplinary team environment; and to better develop its members’ core engineering principles, intuition, and understanding.