Non-Profits & Foundations
- Non-Profits & Foundations ~ Education/Youth
Academy for Educational Development: AED is an independent, nonprofit organization committed to solving critical social problems in the U.S. and throughout the world. Major areas of focus include health, education, youth development, and the environment.
Annie E. Casey Foundation : Annie E Casey Foundation works to build better futures for disadvantaged children and their families in the United States by fostering public policies and improving human services and community supports that effectively meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families
Children's Defense Fund : Children's Defense Fund educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investment before they get sick or into trouble, drop out of school, or suffer family breakdown
Constitutional Rights Foundation: CRF is a non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization dedicated to education America 's young people about the importance of civic participation in a democratic society. Under the guidance of a Board of Directors chosen from the worlds of law, business, government, education, the media and the community, CRF develops, produces and distributes programs and materials to teachers, students and public-minded citizens all across the nation.
Girls, Inc. : Girls, Inc is a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart adn bold by providing vital education programs to millions of American girls, particularly those in high risk, underserved areas
Harlem Educational Activities Fund : Harlem Educational Activities Fund is an after school education program that helps inner city children develop the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to ensure success in school, career and life.
National Education Association : National Education Association is committed to advancing the cause of public education.
New Visions For Public Schools: Assists with creating new schools, renovating school libraries, bringing technology to classrooms, training teachers in innovative instruction
Save the Children: The leading independent organization creating real and lasting change for children in need in the US and around the world. It is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, comprising 27 national Save the Children organizations working in more than 100 countries to ensure the well-being of children.
Unicef : Helps children get the care and stimulation they need in the early years of life.
- Non-Profits & Foundations ~ Grants/Scholarships
Carnegie Foundation : The purpose of the Carnegie Scholars Program is to support fundamental research conducted by gifted scholars (either established or promising) in the areas of: Education, International Peace and Security, International Development and Special Projects, which focuses on "Citizenship for the 21st Century."
Council on Foundations : Council on Foundations, an association of foundations and corporations, serves the public good by promoting and enhancing responsible and effective philanthropy
Ford Foundation : Offers a two year Program Associate Program to introduce master's degree students to the field of philanthropy. They also provide grants to individuals and organizations, and host an International Fellowships Program which provides support for up to three years of formal graduate-level study leading to a masters or doctoral degree for non US citizens.
The Foundation Center : The Foundation Directory Online can provide information on over 65,000+ grantmakers and the Foundation Center 's grants file.
Fulbright US Student Program : The United States Department of State is the principal administrator of the Fulbright Program worldwide. The Institute of International Education assists the Department of State in the conduct of the program at both predoctoral and postdoctoral levels.
Greenlining Institute : Individuals from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply; there are no preferred majors. Recent Academy participants have backgrounds in such diverse fields as: Political Science, History, Psychology, Sociology, Ethnic Studies, Development Studies, Publich Health, Law and Education.
J.W. Saxe Fund Network-Public Service : Provides scholarships annually to one or more graduate students working in public service.
Lifebridge Foundation: It was established in 1992 for the purpose of supporting organizations and individuals who, through cultural, education and/or scientific means, are dedicated to creating bridges of understanding among all people by bringing to realization the concepts of one humanity and the interconnectedness of all life.
Open Society Institute/Soros Foundation: OSI is a private operating and grantmaking foundation that aims to shape public policy to promote democratic governance, human rights, and economic, legal and social reform. On a local level, OSI implements a range of initiatives to support the rule of law, education, public health and independent media. At the same time, OSI works to build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as combating corruption and rights abuses.
Rockefeller Foundation : The Foundation makes grants organized in these categories: by themes, cross-theme, Regional Programs and Special Programs (which includes Global Philanthropy, Next Generation Leadership, Population and the Cairo Agenda,Communication for Social Change and Other Grants).
Smithsonian Institution : Office of fellowships and grant opportunities.
Spencer Foundation: The Foundation is intended, by Spencer's direction, to investigate ways in which education, broadly conceived, can be improved around the world. From the first, the Foundation has been dedicated to the belief that research is necessary to the improvement in education. The Foundation is thus committed to supporting high-quality investigation of education trhough its research programs.
- Non-Profits & Foundations ~ Job Volunteer Search
Inside Career Info Uses data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and provides quotes to allow students insight on potential careers as well as sector specific content concerning education.
City Limits : Lists non-profit job opportunities in the NYC area. Site also provides interesting information on NYC non-profit politics
Civic Ventures : website devoted to information and resources about non-profits and thinktanks; be sure to check out their links to non-profit job banks
Guidestar : Donor's Guide to the Non-Profit Universe.
Idealist : Database covering a wide variety of non-profits. Includes a resource guide and the internet nonprofit center.
Philantrophy New York: Lists job openings in over 100 grant making organization.
PIRG jobs and Opportunities : Provides listings of job opportunities in all the PIRG organizations at a variety of experience levels.
Professionals for Non-Profits : Professionals for NonProfits, Inc. (PNP), based in New York City , is the only staffing company that specializes in providing temporary and permanent staff to nonprofits.
Volunteer Match : Excellent search engine for seeking out volunteer opportunities at many organizations.
Points of Light Institute : Points of Light Institute is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization devoted to promoting volunteerism.
Social Service The job site for jobs in social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, mental health, case management, employee assistance, volunteer management, substance abuse treatment, domestic violence, community development, mentoring, youth development, child welfare, developmental disabilities and all other areas of social services.
- Non-Profits & Foundations ~ International Organizations & Issues
Africare : Africare is a leader among private, charitable US organizations assisting Africa
Alliance for Conflict Transformation : The Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT), Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding the knowledge and practice of conflict transformation and peacebuilding within U.S. and international communities.
AMIDEAST: A private, nonprofit organization promoting understanding and cooperation between Americans and the people of the Middle East and North Africa through education, information and development assistance programs.
Council on Foreign Relations: International affairs think tank. It has jobs, internships and fellowships.
Food and Agricultural Organization: Established to improve agricultural productivity and food security and to better the living standards of rural populations.
Ghana Outlook: A UK charity assisting rural communities to enhance their future through education and self-help.
Global Policy : Provides links to and information regarding various nongovernmental organizations.International Forum on Globalization: IFG is an alliance of 60 leading activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity, and public education in response to economic globalization.Mercy Corps A nonprofit organization that educates, inspires and empowers young people to fight global poverty. Focusing our efforts on the US and other wealthy countries, we're creating a movement of young people who are champions for the world's poor and engaged global citizens.
Mesoamerica Institute for Central American Studies: Dedicated to peace, justice and the well-being of the people and land of Central America .
National Endowment for Democracy : National Endowment for Democracy is a private, nonprofit organization created to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts, making hundreds of grants each year to support prodemocracy groups in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the former Soviet Union .
Organization of American States: The largest regional security organization in the world with 55 participating states from Europe, Central Asia and North America . It is active in early warning, conflict prevention, crisis managment and post-conflict rehabilitation.
Population Institute: An international, educational, nonprofit organization that seeks to reduce excessive population growth. We strive to achieve a world population in balance with a healthy global environment and resource base. Established in 1969, the Institute, with members in 172 counrties is headquartered in Washington DC .
United Nations: The UN and its family of organizations work together and individually to protect human rights, promote the protection of the environment, help the advancement of women and the rights of children, and fight epidemics, famine and poverty.
Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children: An expert resource and advocacy organization that monitors the care and protection of refugee women and children.
World Health Organization: The United Nations specialized agency for health. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined by WHO's Consititution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
- Non-Profits & Foundations ~ Social Justice
Anti-Defamation League : Anti-Defamation League fights anti-semitism, bigotry and extremism
Brookings Institute: One of Washington's oldest think tanks, and is an independent, nonpartisan organization devoted to research, analysis and public education with an emphasis on economics, foreign policy, governance and metropolitan policy.
Green America: A nonprofit membership organization founded in 1982. our mission is to harness economic power - the strength of consumers, investors, businesses and the marketplace - to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.
Hitachi Foundation : Hitachi Foundation is a nonprofit, philanthropic organization that promotes social responsibility through effective participation in global society.
National Center on Education and the Economy : National Center on Education and the Economy is a nonprofit organization that believes it is possible for almost everyone to learn far more and develop far higher skills than most of us have thought possible.