Saying thank you and giving back to communities isn’t something that many people focus on, however, when the government simply cannot intervene in certain situations, it’s community nonprofit organizations that pitch in. Such organizations completely deserve dedicated support since they often succeed in being extremely cost-effective while doing wonderful and widespread work.
While some nonprofits focus on improving communities, others focus on animal work and others may choose humanitarian aid. It’s compassion and commitment set in motion. And most of all, it is important work. Bringing a smile back to those who have lost everything is something tremendously valuable.
On the 2nd of December, nine distinct nonprofit organizations received awards during a ceremony held by GSK for their outstanding work in Philadelphia. Katie Loovis, U.S. community partnerships and stakeholder engagement applauded the organizations for their relentless efforts towards building a healthier Philadelphia. It’s such organizations that focus on aspects we rarely take into account: for instance access to healthy food for all citizens, recreational spaces as well as social support for families, all of which significantly contribute to our health.
Various nonprofit organizations have been honored throughout the years at the GSK Impact awards. Approximately 200 United States-based nonprofits dealing with education, family and social support networks, employment, environment and many others have received honors and with good reason: the work they are doing helps those in grave need of aid.
Other nonprofits aid U.S. citizens in finally finding a home: Marietta Jones, for instance, has become a home owner for the first time in her life at the age of 62. Local nonprofits came to her aid and she became the first Holly Jones Employee Home Buyer Assistance Fund recipients. The YWCA Asheville nonprofit organization aims to eliminate racism while also empowering women. For every $1 that employees save up, they provide $2 in matching funds.
Other organizations include the West Valley Hospital Foundation and the Salem Hospital Auxiliary, a part of Salem Health, a major organization, which in 2013 alone provided a staggering $26 million to charity care. Moreover, the same organization managed to provide $78 million as un-reimbursed health care services and contributed $15 million to other endeavors, such as community health improvement, operations benefitting communities, research, workforce development and many others.
The Hope Fund, part of the Community Foundation for Southwest Michigan, is another remarkable nonprofit, which raised over $3 million and awarded $1.8 million to approximately 145 nonprofit groups involved in issues that gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexuals have to deal with. Whether harassment or homelessness (especially in the case of those not accepted by their families), the hope fund aims to strengthen those organizations aiding LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) individuals.
So when you’re in search of a partner for your philanthropic endeavors, why not search the internet for the best nonprofit to suit your needs? Here are more examples: