From neighborhood associations that meet a few times a year to large foundations with millions in assets, there are numerous nonprofit organizations in the United States that are working tirelessly to help others and address important societal issues.
According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are 1.5 million tax-exempt organizations include public charities, private foundations, as well as chambers of commerce, fraternal organizations and civic leagues. Nonprofits make up over 10 percent of all private sector employment in the country, account for more than 11.4 million employees according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
NAWRB Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of women around the world and the promotion of women’s financial independence. Here are five other nonprofits, among many others not mentioned, supported by NAWRB members that are similarly working to address issues affecting women and girls, from poverty and homelessness to gender diversity in STEM and human trafficking.
Faces of Santa Ana (FOSA) is a passion project that sets out to befriend and paint portraits of the homeless community in Santa Ana, CA. They then sell the artwork and use proceeds to help in rehabilitating our newfound friends. FOSA’s mission is to locally help those in need in cities around the world while also inspiring and activating creatives and supporters of the movement. HomeBless, a department under FOSA, aim to transform the lives of those who have previously experienced homelessness by renovating their new homes, restoring hope, and bringing together a community of support.
Child sex trafficking, described as ‘the largest slave trade in history,’ is “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, and/or receipt of a child for the purpose of exploitation before the child reaches 18 years of age,’ on the Alliance to Rescue Victims of Trafficking (ATRVT)’s website. Their mission is to help rescue young girls ages 6 to 12 who are victims of sex trafficking in North America, provide them with a safe home and rehabilitation services and to raise awareness of this important national problem.
Gender disparity among the various STEM fields, including science, technology, engineering and mathematics, is one of the factors that is limiting women’s wealth building and financial independence. Increasing the share of women in STEM requires motivating young girls to become engineers, scientists and more. Girls Who Code aims to support the increase of women in computer science by addressing gender employment gaps in technology and reimaging what a typical computer programmer looks like.
WISEplace is an organization committed to helping women overcome unemployment and homelessness by “providing safe, affordable transitional housing, healthy meals, financial-empowerment curriculum and employment assistance,” as well as personalized counseling from its management. Their facilities include a Hotel for Women, “a 30-bed transitional housing shelter for single women,” which opened its doors in 1987. With their passion and hardwork, WISEPlace has transformed the lives of more than 7,500 women since its inception in 1924, and they continue to change the lives of about 90 women each year.
Women for Women International (WFWI), founded by 23-year-old Iraqi-American humanitarian and entrepreneur Zainab Salbi in 1993, supports marginalized women in countries affected by conflict and war. The organization provides opportunity for these women with life, business and vocational skills, as well as knowledge of their legal rights, they can use to earn jobs, improve their well-being and health, and create change in their families and communities. The organization has 550 staff members and 11 offices internationally.
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