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  • Start by asking yourself, “What’s important to me?” Think about people in your life, your hobbies and interests, and things you would like to change or are concerned about.
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Charities
Charity NameCodeFederation / GroupDescription
ABC of NC1801Independent AgencyABC of NC is committed to providing high-quality, evidence-based diagnostic, therapeutic, and educational services to people with autism spectrum disorder from any economic background.
Activate Good4097Independent AgencyActivate Good mobilizes community members ages 3 to 100 to improve our community through projects tackling everything from hunger, to education, to helping the environment!
African Wildlife Fndn.1167EarthShare NC - FederationProtects imperiled species-- lions, mountain gorillas, rhinos, elephants,-- through habitat conservation, wildlife protection, leadership training, and wildlife-friendly community-beneficial business development for more than 50 years.
Albemarle Alliance for Children & Families1470-018United Way Federation - Albemarle AreaProvide services to children, their families and their child care providers to assure that all children are healthy and prepared for success.
America’s Charities1600America's Charities - FederationWorking to build strong communities. Addressing needs of children, families, communities by helping employers and employees support our member charities' programs.
American Indian College Fund2921America's Best Charities - FederationNative Americans account for only 1% of college students. Help us change this statistic through scholarships/program support. Let's re-imagine what's possible for our students.
American Near East Refugee Aid1372Global Impact - FederationProvides humanitarian assistance and sustainable development to advance the well-being of refugees and other vulnerable communities in the Middle East.​
Animal Protection Society, Orange Co.3729Independent AgencyPaws4ever is a guaranteed adoption animal shelter and sanctuary dedicated to improving the lives of cats and dogs through adoption, training, and education.
Ashe Food Pantry3915Independent AgencyOur mission is to lead the fight to eliminate hunger in our community by acquiring and distributing food to those who seek aid. This is accomplished by having multiple pantries each geared to reach different groups of food insecure people.
Asheville City Schools Fndn.3515Independent AgencyACSF’s innovative programs include the Racial Equity Ambassadors, In Real Life After-School, grants to educators, teaching artist classroom residencies, scholarships, and emergency assistance for families.
Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund5146America's Best Charities - FederationAPIA Scholars is the nation's largest nonprofit organization devoted to providing college scholarships, wrap around programs, and services for Asian and Pacific Islander American students.
AuthoraCare Collective3883Independent AgencyAuthoraCare empowers people to be active participants in their care, enabling them to live on their own terms through support for mind, body and spirit.
Baptist Children’s Homes of NC3641Independent AgencyBaptist Children’s Homes of NC provides compassionate homes to abused and neglected children as well as care for senior adults and special needs adults.
BEGINNINGS For Parents of Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing2534Independent AgencyBEGINNINGS provides support, unbiased information, and technical assistance to parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, deaf parents, and professionals serving them.
Beyond Pesticides1134EarthShare NC - FederationPrevents pesticide poisoning of our environment, homes, workplaces, schools, food and water through a practical information clearinghouse on toxic hazards and non-chemical pest control.
Big Brothers Big Sisters, Triangle3858Independent AgencyWe create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. We empower youth to achieve their full potential.
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Fndn.1311Global Impact - FederationWe improve lives by working together with partners across the U.S. and worldwide to create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire civic engagement.​​
Blue Ridge Parkway Fndn.1121EarthShare NC - FederationPhilanthropic partner for Blue Ridge Parkway supporting projects and programs focused on natural resource preservation, cultural heritage, education and outreach, and enriching visitor experiences
Book Harvest3918Independent AgencyBook Harvest provides an abundance of books and ongoing literacy support to families and their children from birth and serves as a model for communities committed to ensuring that children are lifelong readers and learners.
Boy Scouts of America, Central NC Council3867Independent AgencyThe ScoutReach Program identifies at risk youth with few chances for opportunities for personal success and achievement. A several challenges face these youth, such as: single parent families, increased drop out rates and family income below the poverty line. For many of these youth, extracurricular activities are not an option due to cost as barrier to entry.
Boy Scouts of America, East Carolina Council3871Independent AgencyEast Carolina Council, Boy Scouts of America provided leadership development and character education programs for boys and girls ages 6 through 21.
Boy Scouts of America, Occoneechee Council3500Independent AgencyBoy Scouts of America's mission is preparing young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling values of the Scout oath and law.
Boy Scouts of America, Old Hickory Council4064Independent AgencyThe mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law
Boy Scouts of America, Old North State, Gtr. High Point1423-004United Way Federation - Gtr. High PointTo serve others by instilling values in young people, and to prepare them to make ethical choices and achieve their full potential.
Boys & Girls Clubs, Brigade4065Independent AgencyProvides after school and summer programs for at-risk youth in New Hanover, Onslow and Pender Counties.