Do good. Give well.
This year, we’re shedding light on 20 organizations that work tirelessly to make the world a better, more compassionate place. These are organizations that our team members believe in and that we have chosen to support through our charitable efforts.
We hope to inspire you to share the warmth this holiday season, too.
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than seven million people who take injustice personally. From abolishing the death penalty and protecting sexual and reproductive rights to combating discrimination and defending refugees’ and migrants’ rights, the organization speaks out for anyone and everyone whose freedom and dignity are under threat.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity’s vision is of a world where everyone has a safe place to live. They work across the country and the globe to build strength, stability, and self-reliance in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.
Women for Women International
Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women in countries affected by conflict and war. Its programs enable these women to earn and save money, improve their health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support.
Advocacy + Outreach
The mission of Achilles International is to empower people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream running events to promote personal achievement. Achilles International brings the largest field of athletes with disabilities (AWD) to the TCS New York City Marathon and is the recognized authority on shaping AWD divisions in marathons nationwide.
Moravian Open Door
Moravian Open Door (MOD) is committed to providing transitional housing and supportive services to the homeless, distressed, and underserved population of New York City. MOD focuses on individuals who are 50 or older, with the goal of helping them regain their independence and security, or assisting their move to appropriate permanent facilities.
Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide.
The Trevor Project
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award-winning short film Trevor, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
United States Public Interest Research Group
U.S. PIRG works to achieve concrete results for real problems that affect millions of lives. Their team of researchers uncovers the facts behind a public interest issue, then brings findings to the public through the media via one-on-one interactions. Their advocates bring the voice of the public to the halls of power on behalf of consumers.
Animal Welfare Institute
Founded in 1951, the AWI seeks to alleviate the suffering inflicted on animals by people. The organization works to minimize the impacts of all human actions detrimental to animals, with a broad focus ranging from industrial farming and threats to endangered species, commercial whaling to habitat destruction and more.
Every year, an estimated seven million pets enter shelters. Nearly three million never find homes. The goal of PetSmart Charities® is to find a lifelong, loving home for every pet. They get closer every day with adoption events and centers, pet rescue programs, and support for spay/neuter efforts.
PupStarz Rescue is a volunteer-run no-kill dog rescue serving the New York City and Tri-State areas. Dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of dogs in public shelters that are at high risk of being euthanized, PupStarz works with area shelters, rescues, and humane organizations to create a better world for those who have no voice.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save and celebrate lives, leading the fight for a world without cancer. They attack cancer from every angle — funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention — all so people can live longer and better.
Founded in response to one of the last wishes of 17-year-old Maggie Schmidt, Maggie’s Mission is focused on raising awareness of pediatric cancers, funding research, and providing help to families and children impacted by the disease. Since its inception a little more than a year ago, the organization has raised over $350,000 in support of its goal to cure children’s cancer.
Memorial Sloan Kettering
Memorial Sloan Kettering is the world’s largest private cancer center, devoted to exceptional patient care, innovative research, and outstanding educational programs. Close collaboration between physicians and scientists allows Sloan Kettering to provide patients with the best care available as they work to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer.
Youth Education + Environmental Protection
826 National is the largest youth writing network in the country. Their individual chapters offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students ages 6 to 18 with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. The goal: encourage the exploration of endless possibility through the power of writing.
A BroaderWay is dedicated to offering girls from urban communities an outlet for self-expression and creativity through arts-centered programs. With an emphasis on building self-esteem, developing leadership qualities, and striving for personal and social achievement, these programs cultivate imaginations to fulfill aspirations.
Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code was founded with a single mission: close the gender gap in technology. The organization offers learning opportunities for students and alumni to deepen their computer science skills and boost their confidence. It also creates clear pathways into the computing workforce and builds a supportive sisterhood of peers and role models.
Made in Brownsville
Modeled as a creative service agency, Made in Brownsville teaches design thinking, art, multimedia, tech, and communication skills to young people, giving them the technical and leadership tools they need to compete in the innovation economy and to be leaders in their community. MiB offers studios and mentorship in 3D design, printmaking, painting, 3D modeling, and more.
Natural Resources Defense Council
The NRDC works to safeguard the earth — its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. NRDC combines the power of more than three million members and online activists with the expertise of some 600 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild.
WNYC is dedicated to creating exceptional audio programming that is deeply rooted in the New York City area. Through independent journalism, telling stories that matter, leading courageous conversations, and celebrating the power of music, WNYC creates deeper understanding, richer dialogue, and more engaged and enlightened communities.