The Birthday Party Project
The Birthday Party Project was founded in 2012 to celebrate the lives of homeless children and youth by partnering with homeless shelters to provide birthday parties and gifts for all resident children between the ages of one and eighteen. Volunteer based and donor driving, this organization helps children feel like they matter on their special day. Their goal is for all children living in homeless shelters to have the opportunity on their special day to feel celebrated and “normal” and for these children to swell with excitement and pride as friends and family gather around to watch them blow out candles and dream of more. The BPP wants to make birthday wishes come true in cities throughout the United States.
Humane Society of Greater Miami
The Humane Society of Greater Miami is a limited admit, adoption guarantee facility dedicated to placing every dog and cat in our care into a loving home, and to promoting responsible pet ownership and spay/neuter programs. Adoption guarantee means that every animal that is admitted to our shelter is free from the threat of euthanasia due to time, space, or treatable medical issues. They provide shelter, food, veterinary care, and plenty of TLC while the dogs and cats wait for their permanent home, no matter how long it takes.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. While most people know ACS for its research, they do so much more. They attack cancer from every angle, promote healthy lifestyles to help you prevent cancer, research cancer and its causes to find more answers and better treatments, fight for lifesaving policy changes and provide everything from emotional support to the latest cancer information for those who have been touched by cancer.
United Way of Miami Dade County
United Way of Miami Dade County is part of the national, nonprofit organization that works with almost 1,200 local United Way offices throughout the country in a coalition of charitable organizations to pool efforts in fundraising and support. United Way’s focus is to identify and resolve pressing community issues, and to make measurable changes in communities through partnerships with schools, government agencies, businesses, organized labor, financial institutions, community development corporations, voluntary and neighborhood associations, the faith community, and others. The issues United Way offices focus on are determined locally because communities differ. The main areas include education, income, and health.
National MS Society
The South Florida Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in South Florida by funding research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education and providing programs and services that help people with multiple sclerosis and their families. People affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.
The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) was established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison. YoungArts’ signature program is an application-based award for emerging artists ages 15–18 or in grades 10–12 from across the United States. Selected through a blind adjudication process conducted by an independent panel of highly accomplished artists, YoungArts Winners receive valuable support, including financial awards of up to $10,000, professional development and educational experiences working with renowned mentors—such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Sarah Brightman, Plácido Domingo, Frank Gehry, Jeff Koons, Wynton Marsalis, Rebecca Walker and Carrie Mae Weems—and performance and exhibition opportunities at some of the nation’s leading cultural institutions.
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Providing South Florida’s richly diverse communities with access to quality, patient-centered care is a key part of Mount Sinai Medical Center’s responsibility. Thanks to our donors, we have been here for our community for more than six decades, providing lifesaving care for every patient – including those who are uninsured or do not have enough insurance to cover all their medical needs. As a private, independent not-for-profit teaching hospital, Mount Sinai relies on the generosity of supporters who embrace our mission to provide high quality healthcare, teaching and research and charity care. When you support the Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation, you are helping Mount Sinai continue to be the place of hope and healing for everyone in our community.
Greater Miami Jewish Federation
For more than 75 years, GMJF has been a unifying force of Jewish community building and philanthropy. Working to enrich the equality of Jewish life in Miami-Dade County by bringing comfort and hope to the vulnerable and by investing in programs that build Jewish knowledge, identity and peoplehood. The annual Federation/UJA Campaign raises money annually to fund Jewish day schools, synagogue religious schools and Jewish Community Centers, as well as numerous social-service programs to care for those in need in Miami and Israel. Federation-funded agencies also work to advocate on important social issues and provide a strong foundation for Jewish life and identity-building on college campuses.