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Animal Rescue Network

The Animal Rescue Network addresses the cat overpopulation problem and animal suffering in the northwest and Overbrook areas of Philadelphia by educating the public and advocating for Trap, Neuter, Return, Management (TNRM) of feral cats and by providing a safe haven and any necessary veterinary care for animals that come under our care.

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Arts Without Boundaries

Arts without Boundaries is committed to providing creative and diverse performing arts programs, classes and camps to the Tri State area. Arts programs have been on the consistent decline in a lot of urban communities as of the past 10 years. This is in part due to grant money declining and school funding not having enough to support these programs. The schools that take the most sever hit are the ones in the inner city. This is where Arts without Boundaries steps in. Arts without Boundaries offers programming for children from age 5-17 years of age. AWB customizes programming so that all participants feel included and part of the experience. AWB provides curriculum building, workshops, after school classes and weekend enrichment classes/programs in performing arts. Arts without Boundaries wants to build programs that compliment the creativity of the students who will attend the program as well as introduce new forms of performing arts they may not have been exposed to.

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Avenues of Change

Avenues of Change is a grassroots project in the North Lehigh section of Kensington. This school year will be their inaugural after-school project at the Frances E. Willard Elementary School, providing homework help, science, sports, arts, and crafts.

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BIPOC Parents of Haverford Township

This project is for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) parents that reside in Haverford Township of Pennsylvania. BIPOC Parents of Haverford Township focuses on improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in our education system, and surrounding community, by way of various
programming/events/activities.

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Bright610

Bright610 believes that all students should have equal opportunity and support. Bright610 works to achieve this by connecting impassioned tutors who provide near-peer support and academic mentorship with students to drive success through self-empowerment.

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Carpenter Lane Community Garden

Carpenter Lane Community Garden, at SEPTA’s Carpenter train station, is a community garden that focuses solely on native plants. Native plants generally require no fertilizers or pesticides, help reduce air pollution and provide shelter and food for wildlife. The mission of this garden is to put into place the practices of gardening that improve community life and help re-create a natural habitat in Mt. Airy.

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Catching Babies

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Chew and Chelten CDC

Chew and Chelten CDC is a membership organization that seeks to build and sustain a high performing and adaptive community development sector that is supported by private and public investment and sound public policies. We advance racial and economic equity by creating healthy communities where everyone lives in housing they can afford, benefits from economic opportunities, and can fully participate in the civic life of their community.

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Chi-Town Gun Violence Prevention Summit (Chi-Town GVPS)

The mission of Chi-Town GVP Summit is to help youth activists working on gun violence prevention not associated with larger groups by sharing insight, knowledge and resources to better equip them to help change the world for the better and be better leaders within their organizations.

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Community Activ8

Community Activ8 is designed to foster mental wellness among the youth of New York City. Through their programs, they spread mental health awareness in low-income communities where mental health issues are often overlooked, undiagnosed, and untreated. Community Activ8 partners with local mental health care providers and organizations with similar missions to provide access to free or low-cost mental health services. They incorporate the youth into the mental health community by hosting members-only sporting events and competitions. Community Activ8 invites mental health experts to come to speak at events to provide insight into mental wellness and to take questions. They also have mental health providers and insurance companies on hand to walk members through the simple process of signing up and receiving mental health care. Membership is free!

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Concrete Jungle Rescue

Non profit rescue that focuses on strengthening the interspecies bond and creating second chances for people and animals

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Cultural Institute of Health and Education

CIHE aims to empower and prepare health care professionals who will provide high quality and compassionate care for residents of in-patient and assisted living facilities; nursing homes as well as private homes; outpatient facilities; and hospitals. CIHE will create meaningful opportunities for its students to seek careers in the healthcare industry and their successful entry into the field will help to create greater cultural, social and economic diversity among practitioners in our region.

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Deep Space Mind 215

Deep Space Mind 215 co-op seeks to engage and include Philly residents lived experience of mental health challenges to join us in developing, documenting, and nurturing community-driven wellness practices.

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Dinah, Inc.

The mission of Dinah, Inc. is to combat intimate partner violence in the Jewish community of Greater Philadelphia through advocacy, education, and legal representation.

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Double Trellis Food Initiative

Double Trellis Food Initiative provides prepared meals with foundational nutrition to Philadelphia’s marginalized and housing-insecure to vitalize and empower those struggling with lack of access to resources and food stability.

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Drive Your Ballot

Drive Your Ballot is a nonpartisan network of volunteers whose mission is to empower voters with an alternative way to deposit their ballot at drop off locations and voting centers on Election Day.

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Elevation Project

The Elevation Project is a re-entry program that works to discover the unique needs of males and females returning home from prison. Programming will include therapeutic groups, job readiness training, and job placement. The Elevation Project is also an advocacy organization, advocating for laws and programs that benefit returning citizens in the community.

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Game On! (GO!). Gaming For Good

Game On! is a project of FNC to bring table top role playing games (RPGs) like Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) to underserved groups that might benefit from its social and entertainment benefits. Kids gain and reinforce social cooperation, critical thinking, and arithmetic skills in a developmentally appropriate, fun environment of epic fantasy role play like from the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings books and movies. Adults benefit from play too but our project is concentrating on school-age youth. We hope to develop after school and summer camp programs. Help us bring “gaming for good” to your neighborhood. “Game On!,” as we say.

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Haitian Literacy Project of Philadelphia

The mission of the Haitian Literacy Project of Philadelphia is to uplift and build the professional capacity of Haitians living in Philadelphia by engaging them in ESL classes, computer classes, civic education classes, and entrepreneurship classes.

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H.O.P.E. Inc

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H.O.P.E. (Housing Opportunity Purpose & Education) aims to remove barriers and create community infrastructure in underserved communities.

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day Philly

Every year since Oct 12th, 2017, we come together on this historical date with the Lenni-Lenape on whose traditional homelands we stand, to celebrate the multi-ethnic community of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas living in the greater region of Philadelphia.

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Jazz in Fairmount

Jazz in Fairmount is a community group focused on engaging our neighbors, supporting local artists, and creating meaningful musical experiences. Community Engagement
Jazz in Fairmount organizes virtual and in-person performances across the Fairmount / Brewerytown community. Our goal is to foster community
engagement through music while increasing exposure to local jazz artists. The project provides a space for local jazz artists to share their music with our community. Our programming series brings Philly artists into the community for in-person events and delivers online content such as live-stream performances and artist interviews. A majority of our funding is designated to support local artists. We compensate artists for performances (in-person and live-stream) at standard gig rates.

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Keeping It Together on 118th

We are a neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio looking to better our street and the people who live on it.

Kensington Voice

Our mission as a newsroom is to cover the Kensington area with empathy and thoughtfulness while also creating journalism for the
community, not just about the community. We strive to increase the neighborhood’s information access, amplify community voices,
and disrupt community stereotypes in English, Spanish, print, and online. We also provide young journalists and individuals with no journalism experience the opportunity to redesign the newsmaking process.

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Lifework Photo

Lifework Photo is a visual story-telling platform that uses the power of social documentary photography to highlight major social issues such as immigration, mental health and suicide prevention and engage people in responding to them. Lifework photo books tell stories that offer hope to others facing the same or similar challenges, break down barriers, raise awareness, increase understanding and unite people in creating a better society for all.

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Lil’ Filmmakers Inc

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Lil Filmmakers, Inc. is a project that cultivates and empowers youth leaders in digital video production, mass media, and performing arts.

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Mama-Tee Community Fridge Project

The Mama-Tee Community Fridge Project helps communities in Philadelphia combat food insecurity. This is done with strategically located fridges that are kept stocked with healthy foods, and through the Mama-Tee Pop-Up Grocery Store!

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Mirrors in Education

Mirrors in Education provides resources, community, and professional development to facilitate the recruitment and retention of educators of color within Pennsylvania public school districts with low minority educator representation.

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Murphy’s Giving Market

Murphy’s Giving Market was founded in an effort to stomp out food insecurities within the communities in which it serves. Murphy’s Giving Market believes that everyone has the right to sufficient, safe, and healthy food with options. We also believe that people should be served with dignity and respect and treated as our friends . . . shopping at the free market with a choice and a voice! Murphy’s Giving Market will work to prevent any member of our community from suffering hunger and strive to provide as many community resources to end poverty and food insecurities as possible.

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No Hungry Bellies

No Hungry Bellies is a grassroots project with the mission of feeding the homeless and drug-addicted in Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable

The Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable (PCPR) seeks to strengthen a community of college access and success practitioners who believe in the potential of all individuals and help students navigate the path to and through higher education. We provide tools, resources and opportunities for discourse; support leadership development in the field; and seek to bridge the gap between policy, research and practice in the area of college access and completion.

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Philadelphia Prevention Partnership

The Philadelphia Prevention Partnership is a coalition of community partnerships sharing the common goal of preventing substance abuse (alcohol, tobacco and other drugs) in the long term throughout the city.

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Philly Children’s Movement

Originally Philly Children’s March, Philly Children’s Movement is a collective of families and educators that exists both online and in person. PCM shares experiences, questions, articles, books, videos, and upcoming events on Facebook and Instagram. PCM also plans actions, playdates, book groups, meet-ups, and discussions about topics like how to talk with kids about race, racism, and even police brutality. Philly Children’s Movement is rooted in a call for racial justice in support of the #blacklivesmatter movement and the movement for equality.

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Raven Social Enterprises

Raven Social Enterprises designs digital products and social media systems that prioritize privacy, accessibility, security, truth, and transparency. We develop ecosystems designed to disrupt the exploitation of independent content contributors and provide new avenues for creatives to earn a living. We build tools designed to help small local businesses compete with digital giants and reach stability in the post-pandemic paradigm.

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Revolutionary Care Space

The Revolutionary Care Space provides room for organizers who are in or visiting our local community to take space with conscious self-care intentions. The space is equipped with tools, activities, and resources that center care and establish a model to be expanded upon and duplicated locally and nationally.

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Sharing Excess

The mission of Sharing Excess is to establish donation programs that allow universities, corporations and everyday people to share their excess with community members in need. The vision of Sharing Excess is to create a vast network of excess-sharing institutions that can be utilized collectively to fight hunger on a large scale. Sharing Excess is on the front lines of food distribution during COVID-19.

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Tanuki Society

The Tanuki Society aims to cultivate and facilitate social bonds focusing on nerd culture. Through shared interests and mutual responsibility for the club’s welfare, we believe a sense of community will be developed and social networks will expand.

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Three Little Birds Perinatal & Palliative Care Advocacy & Support Center

The mission of Three Little Birds Perinatal & Palliative Care Advocacy & Support Center is to provide immediate and long-term advocacy and support to families experiencing the devastating loss of a pregnancy or baby. Three Little Birds connects with the medical community, families, researchers and other advocacy groups to educate people on pregnancy and infant loss and the associated grief, as well as support efforts in the research and prevention of such tragedies.

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Volunteering Untapped PHL

The mission of Volunteering Untapped PHL is to engage Philadelphians in their community by increasing opportunities for volunteerism. We focus on our three primary Value Pillars: Education, Health and Human Services, and Sustainability. These pillars guide our monthly second Saturday events and who we partner with.

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Worship Academy Dance & Arts Center

The Worship Academy Dance & Arts Center, located in Harrisburg, was created to advance, integrate, and sustain artistic opportunities for children, regardless of their socio-economic status or level of experience.

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FNC
1901 S 9th Street, Bok room 212
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 486-4409