The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research. With the generous support of the public, we are “Fighting for Air.” When you join the American Lung Association in the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air, you help save lives today and keep America healthy tomorrow.
The arthritis foundation is committed to raising awareness and reducing the unacceptable impact of arthritis, a disease which must be taken seriously as other chronic diseases because of its devastating consequences. The Arthritis Foundation’s mission is to improve lives through the leadership and prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. The Arthritis Foundation’s vision is to create a world free of arthritis pain.
Breaking Down Walls (501c3) provides San Antonio youth affordable sport learning programs. Our mission is to use the power of sports to positively impact children and influence a healthy mind, body, and soul. We are dedicated to providing today’s youth an opportunity to achieve greatness, whether measuring bottom line impact through friendly fitness competition, health education or emotional appeals.
BYAA is part of the international network for “Protect Our Nation’s Youth” PONY baseball and softball leagues. PONY is organized around the idea that baseball and softball can provide an experience for youth that help young people grow into happier and healthier adults.
City Year believes education has the power to help every child reach his or her potential. However, in high-poverty communities there are external factors and obstacles students are faced with every day that can interfere with their ability to both get to school and be ready and able to learn. But it’s these students who need a bit of extra, individualized support. But there’s a gap between the kind of help they need and the support the schools are designed to provide.
The Mission of Family Endeavors is to provide comprehensive, effective, and innovative services that empower people to build better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities. We believe in people. We believe in their capacity to grow, to heal, to change, to succeed, and to affect those around them for the better.
The Geneva School of Boerne exists to provide a classical education from a biblical worldview, to equip students for a lifetime of learning, service and leadership to the glory of God. Geneva School of Boerne is a classical and Christian private school serving students in grades K-12. Located in Boerne, the school is just north of San Antonio in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas. The school was formed in 1998 and began offering classes in 1999 to 13 students in grades K, 1st and 3rd. Today, Geneva serves 526 students and celebrated its first graduating class of 19 students in May, 2011.
In December 2005 business and civic leader Bill Greehey watched a documentary on San Antonio’s homelessness that aired on a local TV station. Inspired to transform and save the lives of San Antonio’s homeless, Bill Greehey worked closely with Mayor Phil Hardberger and other city leaders such as Councilwoman Patti Radle and former Mayor Ed Garza’s Council to End Homelessness.
In 2006, just one year after Greehey’s initial inspiration, Haven for Hope was officially established as a 501c private organization. 15 buildings located on 37 acres west of downtown San Antonio was completed in early 2010. Currently the Transformational Campus provides housing and programming to over 900 men, women and children. Prospects Courtyard, an area of safe sleeping for the chronic homeless population, sleeps approximately 500 men and women per night.
Hill Country Daily Bread is a faith-based, regional ministry that provides physical, emotional and spiritual support to more than 8,200 people living in poverty in the Texas Hill Country. HCDBM is a hub of community resources, services and supplies that are delivered directly to homes by Mentors—thousands of trained volunteers from more than 170 ministry partners and agencies. In addition to food and basic household necessities, Mentors bring hope, encouragement and the message of Jesus Christ to those who need it most. The HCDBM process is designed to foster long-term, meaningful relationships between people in need and people who are called to help… family to family, neighbor to neighbor, a community united to end situational and generational poverty in our Hill Country.
The Hill Country Pregnancy Care Center (HCPCC) is a non-denominational faith based nonprofit 501C3 organization funded solely by churches, individuals, businesses and fundraising events. HCPCC serves clients in Kendall and in the surrounding counties. HCPCC’s mission is to empower individuals to make Christ centered choices regarding pregnancy and sexuality, and to experience the healing power and love of Jesus Christ.
KLOVE’S mission is to create compelling media that inspires and encourages you to have a meaningful relationship with Christ.
Kinetic Kids are children from all walks of life who experience the daily struggles of life-long challenges including but not limited to cerebral palsy, spina bifida, down’s syndrome, autism, asperger’s syndrome, brain tumors, cancers, or other neurological disorders. These children have the desire to perform age-appropriate recreational and sports activities like their typically developing peers. They are children who may use wheelchairs as their primary mobility or they may use a walker or crutches. They may also be independent with mobility but for other reasons, are limited in their participation from recreational activities with their peer group. Our organization was established to provide health, recreational, and educational services to these children and their families. Our mission is to provide unique experiences through physical and creative activities in a supportive environment to children with special needs who may otherwise be excluded.
Founded in 1991, Water For Life is an international Christian organization, serving the world’s poorest communities by helping them acquire safe, clean water. Water For Life extends assistance to all people, regardless of their religious beliefs, gender, race, or ethnic background.
MedSend enables highly qualified and dedicated healthcare professionals to serve spiritually and physically needy people around the world in the name of Christ. We do this by making their monthly educational loan payments while they serve. Without MedSend, these healthcare professionals would need to spend years working in the U.S. to pay off their educational debt before going and being able to answer God’s call to serve – and many would never make it to the mission field at all. Play Video
The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn’t.
The Philippine Women of America, Inc. is a non-profit organization established in 1987 to create funding resources for educational assistance to Filipino-American high school graduates. Proceeds from fund-raising programs sponsored by the PWA help defray cost of education for students entering college for the first time. Since its inception, over a hundred deserving students have been awarded college scholarships and grants.
Exercise for Neurological Disorders Pressing On is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization which provides a specialized exercise-based training program for those living with paralysis due to Spinal Cord Injury,Traumatic Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke and other physical disabilities. The programs are customized for each client’s needs and are carried out by highly trained Neuro Fitness Specialists in a comfortable, safe and fully accessible environment. We use aggressive exercise techniques to help increase cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and flexibility, resulting in an improved overall quality of life.
IT’S FITNESS WITHOUT LIMITS…
During the holiday season, many senior citizens are alone and cannot afford to prepare a holiday meal for themselves. In 1979, San Antonio restaurant owner and businessman, Raul Jimenez, recognized this need in his community and established a Thanksgiving Day event designed to serve these forgotten individuals. The Dinner currently serves over 24,000 senior and needy citizens from San Antonio and the surrounding areas and has grown to be one of the largest Thanksgiving benefits in the country.
Over 4,000 volunteers work to make this event possible. Volunteer Committee Members assist project management with the coordination of transportation, food preparation and service, beverages, decorations, event-day volunteers, entertainment, security, and clean-up.
Community and corporate volunteers assist with food preparation event week. Area school districts contribute student-made table decorations and hundreds of students help decorate the convention center. On Thanksgiving Day, volunteers gather to greet dinner guests, prepare and serve meals, and clean up at the end of the day.
SAFB The San Antonio Food Bank provides food and grocery products to more than 500 partner agencies in 16 counties throughout Southwest Texas. In FY2011, SAFB provided more than 50 million pounds of food. The mission of the SAFB is to fight hunger in Southwest Texas through food distribution, programs, education, and advocacy. Who receives emergency food assistance?
- 36% of our clients are children, under the age of 18 years old
- 14% of our clients are elderly
- 46% of households include at least one employed adult
- 67% have incomes below the federal poverty level during the previous month
- 8% are homeless
- About 22% of clients are non-Hispanic white, 7% are non-Hispanic black, 69% are Hispanic, and the rest are from other racial groups
Mission statement is to provide the youth in our community with a positive and enjoyable experience in youth sports. To teach each child the values of participating in sports, yet still excel at the academics. To teach each child the value of fair play, teamwork, and competitiveness both on and off the court.
“The Sister Project seeks to shine the light of Christ by aiding, assisting and encouraging women in need through the combined gifts of 100 women.” Women Helping Women -100 women contribute prayers and $1,000 apiece to help other women. TheSisterProject.org is as simple as that. Maybe we help a woman across the world. Maybe we help your next door neighbor. Women the world over are in need of a sister to reach out to them and offer some help in the name of Jesus. This organization can help you be that helping hand. Or we can help you reach out and grab hold of that helping hand.
While sports is their business, community is their passion. Silver & Black Give Back is a 501(c)(3) public charity that invests in their community in partnership with the entire Spurs Sports & Entertainment family of teams; the Spurs (NBA), Rampage (AHL), Silver Stars (WNBA) and Austin Toros (NBA Developmental League). The Silver and Black Give Back charity was originally created in 1988, when there was only one team in the SS&E family and was historically known as the Spurs Foundation.
The Silver and Black Give Back’s mission is to creatively engage young people to enrich their communities through their unique resources and opportunities.
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children has a 40 year history of healing and caring for abused, abandoned and neglected children. Founded in 1967 by Father Jack Adam, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children opened it’s doors to a single child in need of love and care. Since that first child, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children provided healing and nurturing for more than 1,000 children.
ThriveWell Cancer Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for cancer by funding cancer research, providing patient support and offering programs to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
In 1997, www.teedoffatcancersa.com grew out of my 33 year old wife’s canceer diagnosis. She was diagnosed with Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer: average survival rate..32%. I felt so helpless and out of control of the situation as any husband would. I just wanted to “fix” it! That year, we had the first Teed Off At Cancer Golf Tournament (although we didn’t call it that yet!) with a handful of my very best buddies. Over the last decade, we have donated the proceeds of our efforts to local and national cancer organizations including Wings, CTRC and The American Cancer Society. For the last 3 years, we have had the privilege to be associated with the wonderful group of caring professionals at Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital, specifically the Children’s Cancer floor. My 33 year old wife is now 47, and our story is happily continuing!
Throughout our country’s history, Americans have felt profound appreciation and gratitude for the dedication and sacrifice of our troops and their families. The USO provides a tangible way for all of us to say thank you, as it has for 70 years. The USO fulfills its mission of lifting the spirits of America’s troops and their families. Through the USO, volunteers touch their lives through an extensive range of programs at more than 160 locations in 27 states and 14 countries, and at hundreds of entertainment events each year. Thousands of USO volunteers do everything possible to provide a home away from home for our troops and to keep them connected to the families they left behind. The USO makes sure your help goes to those who need it the most: troops serving in combat, their families, our wounded warriors and their families, and families of the fallen. As a nonprofit, non-political organization, the USO is now, and always will be, about our troops. Wherever and whenever they go, the USO will be there, until every one comes home.
UTTH helps wounded warriors and challenged children in the Central Texas area through therapeutic riding the lessons which are developed around equestrian skill development and progression. Learning to ride is the objective. While learning to ride may be the objective, in the process of learning to ride comes the therapeutic value. The long term goals may be physical, psychological, educational, cognitive, skill and/or recreational based. Therapeutic Riding Instructors are the primary professionals responsible for the design and implementation of the therapeutic riding session. The lessons can be taught privately, semi-privately or in groups of 3-6 students.
Millions of times each year at hundreds of locations around the world, the USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families. A nonprofit, Congressional chartered, private organization, the USO relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its activities. The USO is not part of the U.S. government, but is recognized by the Department of Defense, Congress and President of the United States, who serves as Honorary Chairman of the USO.
We help each person address the challenges of living with MS through our 50-state network of chapters. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.
We rescue abused, abandoned and neglected children of all races and faiths from the vicious cycle of child abuse and provide healing and nurturing in a safe home-like environment where children can learn life skills to start new lives with new chances, new choices and new hope.
The Voice of the Martyrs is a non-profit, inter-denominational Christian organization dedicated to assisting the persecuted church worldwide. VOM was founded in 1967 by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who was imprisoned 14 years in Communist Romania for his faith in Christ.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
World Vision serves close to 100 million people in nearly 100 countries around the world. They serve all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.
Motivated by their faith in Jesus Christ, World Vision serves alongside the poor and oppressed as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people.
The Mission. We, as sisters in the Body of Christ, commit ourselves to be used of God to redeem a lost world unto Himself as we unite with one heart to pray across denominations, races and cultures, not forsaking our own assembly. By the Spirit of Christ, we will persevere and trust God for the increase of passionate intercessors and the coming end-time harvest of souls throughout our neighborhoods, places of work, our cities, our nations, and our world.
The vision of the Wounded Warrior Project is “To foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history. The mission is:
- To raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members.
- To help injured service members aid and assist each other.
- To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.