These organizations include humane societies and SPCAs, bird and wildlife sanctuaries, fisheries, veterinary organizations, zoos, and animal-training programs.
Arts, Culture, and Humanities
These organizations bring the performing arts to the public; preserve and commemorate the events, and cultures that created and continue to shape the nation; and promote the distribution of ideas.
These organizations are dedicated to strengthening their local communities through economic development, social welfare, and maintaining community facilities. This can include neighborhood associations and community centers.
Disaster Relief and Recovery
These organizations provide humanitarian relief to survivors of natural or human-made disasters. These can be local, national, or international organizations.
These organizations promote learning and intellectual development from preschools through post-graduate schools and adult learning programs. They also include schools for students with special needs, organizations offering vocational and technical training, libraries, literacy programs, scholarships, student organizations, and parent-teacher groups.
These organizations’ missions are based on the values of a particular faith and/or a set of beliefs. Places of worship and mission groups will belong in this category.
Environment and Greenspace
These organizations are dedicated to reclaiming and preserving natural resources and to beautifying the world around us. They range from recycling programs to wetlands management to garden clubs
This covers a board range of organizations concerned with the body or mind. Hospitals, substance abuse and additional treatment programs, disease research, medical disciplines and specialty research, and mental health and crisis services will fall into this category.
Housing and Homelessness
These organizations provide services to help decrease the number of people living in poverty. This can include providing transitional or permanent affordable housing and advocating for low-income housing.
These organizations cover a wide range of missions. They work to alleviate hunger, victim advocacy, offender rehabilitation, job training and more.
Public, Societal Benefit
These organizations work in the areas of civil rights and liberties, voter education, economic development, and philanthropy and volunteerisim.
These organizations offer a variety of services to assist veterans and their families. These services can include education and job training, disability benefits claims assistance, and opportunities to participate in community service projects.
Youth and Children
These organizations are dedicated to supporting the social and emotional development of young children and teenagers. These include scout troops, mentoring programs, and child advocacy programs.