The Salvation Army is proudly the largest provider of social services in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a broad array of services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance to individuals with disabilities, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, rehabilitation treatment, and opportunities for underprivileged children.
With a presence in almost every zip, The Salvation Army is the first sign of hope—meeting needs, healing hurts, and changing lives.
Curtis Institute of Music
The Curtis Institute of Music continues its ninety-year legacy of fostering artistic promise by providing tuition-free music education to talented undergraduate and graduate students. Unfailing in its rigorous standards, Curtis educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians to engage a local and global community through the highest level of artistry.
With 160 students from myriad countries, The Curtis Institute of Music boasts graduates of the highest skill, performing in top-tier orchestras worldwide. Curtis graduates have received Pulitzer Prizes, Guggenheim Fellowships, and Avery Fisher Awards and are in the highest rank of soloists and conductors.
The FHI Foundation is committed to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing holistic and locally driven solutions. Through its implementing partner, FHI 360, the FHI Foundation addresses some of the most complex human development challenges facing individuals, communities and nations around the world. These problems often have deep, tangled roots that are best addressed with cross-disciplinary approaches. FHI Foundation’s global investments have shown that antiretroviral treatment can be delivered effectively to people living with HIV in under-resourced settings and that integrated approaches add value to development outcomes. Through its annual ‘Catalyst Fund’ the FHI Foundation brings together FHI 360 experts from different regions and disciplines to stimulate forward-thinking and innovations to address human development needs around the world.
Kessler Foundation, a major nonprofit organization in the field of disability, is a global leader in rehabilitation research that seeks to improve cognition, mobility and long-term outcomes, including employment, for people with neurological disabilities caused by diseases and injuries of the brain and spinal cord.
Kessler Foundation leads the nation in funding innovative programs that expand opportunities for employment for people with disabilities.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
Recipient of The National Standards Seal, the Foundation employs the most rigorous standards in philanthropy. These standards extend to the open, competitive process through which it awards grants, focusing on the changing needs of the community it serves. The Foundation maintains an enduring commitment to ‘Generosity for Generations’. The Foundation cultivates its resources to ensure that it continues to honor the forward-thinking individuals who established its foundation ninety-five years ago, while simultaneously looking to the future. Drawing from its strong roots to ensure a fruitful future, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to improve lives in Western New York.
Vermont Community Foundation
Committed to being both thoughtful and bold in the solutions and support it provides, the Vermont Community Foundation strives to create a healthy and vital community. Supporting the idea that individuals and environments are interconnected and interdependent, the Foundation provides a forum that enables the acquisition of knowledge and skills to achieve personal and community growth. In its Food and Farm Initiative, the Vermont Community Foundation has established a farm-to-school avenue, getting healthy, local food to children and simultaneously educating the next generation of food buyers on the benefits of purchasing locally raised and distributed products. The grants awarded in the future of this initiative will create a lasting community infrastructure to ensure the sustainability of the program and, in doing so, the farms themselves.
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