Our Non-Profits

Founded in 1966, the Association for Children with Down Syndrome (ACDS) provides lifetime resources for individuals with Down Syndrome and other developmental disabilities, as well as their families.


All Hallows is a private high school in the Bronx dedicated to empowering underprivileged youth through rigorous academic training.


The Andre Agassi Foundation is determined to improve the U.S. Public School System for underprivileged youth.



Founded in 1866, the ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Their mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” 


Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization.

Barth Syndrome Foundation is the only world-wide volunteer organization dedicated to saving lives through education, advances in treatment and pursuit of a cure for Barth syndrome (BTHS). They started in 2000, after the first international conference held in

As nation-wide funding for school cafeterias rapidly decreases and high-calorie, low-nutrient meals have become order of the day, our nation's children are being afflicted by a slew of diet-based diseases from high-blood pressure and cholesterol to diabetes and obesity.

In LUNCH, a revealing documentary short, director Avis Richards investigates the causes and the consequences of "growing up in a junk-food culture." 


The Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF) consists of leaders in the medical and business communities who have joined volunteers in order to heighten awareness, provide education and instill a better future for individuals who are affected by cystic fibrosis.

We’ve all been affected by it in some way, whether it’s ourselves, our families or our friends.  This year, cancer will be the leading killer in the world.  In the U.S. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.  

The Chef Ann Foundation was founded in 2009 by Ann Cooper, an internationally recognized author, chef, educator, public speaker, and advocate of healthy food for all children. Their mission is to provide tools that help schools serve children



Chillin’ with Adam The Adam Gaynes Foundation Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation dedicated to raising money for the care, comfort, happiness, education and cure of children diagnosed with brain tumors and other disabilities. 


Coro trains ethical, diverse civic leaders nationwide. Coro leaders develop skills; master tools needed to engage and empower communities; gain experience in government, business, labor and not-for-profit community organizations; and participate in special community and political problem solving processes.

The Endometriosis Foundation of America strives to increase disease recognition, provide advocacy, facilitate expert surgical training, and fund landmark endometriosis research. Engaged in a robust campaign to inform both the medical community


Through the world of sports and athletes, increase the awareness of prostate cancer in men and educate them and the people who love them about the most current techniques in treatment, prevention and early detection.

TheFood Bank for New York City has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs for more than 30 years. Nearly one in five New Yorkers relies on Food Bank for food and

FoodCorps is a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders who connect kids to real food and help them grow up healthy. Through the hands and minds of emerging leaders, FoodCorps strives to give all children an enduring relationship with healthy food. FoodCorps envisions a future in which all our nation’s children know what healthy food is, care where it comes from, and have access to it every day.

Founded in 2013, Green Beetz is a non-profit organization that harnesses media, entertainment and technology to innovate nutrition education, and make healthy eating fun and cool for kids. Green Beetz targets youth, aged 8–12, empowering them to re-imagine their relationship with food, their bodies, the environment, and the world around them. Green Beetz produces immersive media experiences that blend pop culture with practical knowledge and skills for navigating the world in the 21st century.


This Campaign is just one of several initiatives Richards has launched through Birds Nest to promote nutrition and health. Richards is the producer of a documentary called LUNCH which examines the causes and consequences of "growing up in a junk-food culture." In October 2010, this documentary was turned into a public TV series, LunchNYC broadcast by NYC Media and supported by the NYC Mayor's office to further investigate healthy food options and initiatives throughout the city.


HELP USA’s mission is to provide housing and the supportive services necessary for the homeless and people in need to become and remain self reliant. Through the development of quality housing with on-site support services, HELP USA provides resources for its residents to become independent and self-sufficient. HELP USA breaks the cycle of dependency by addressing underlying causes in a way that respects the dignity of those we serve. HELP USA helps their clients help themselves.

JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the


At least three million children are affected by parental violence each year.  Margaret’s Place was founded by the Joe Torre Foundation to counteract that statistic. It is an after-school program that functions as a safe-haven for children who suffer from a troubled home life. It welcomes youth who are affected or who have witnessed violence, trauma, or abuse.


The Joshua Frase Foundation supports medical research for myotubular myopathy (MTM) and other related congenital myopathies.


Each week, join a variety of hosts for LunchNYC, a Birds Nest Foundation production. Take a bite out of the Big Apple, and explore a helthy New York City. Learn quick and inexpensive ways to upgrade your diet and get the most out of your exercise. LunchNYC helps New Yorkers live healthier lifestyles one lunch at a time.

Magis Americas is an alliance between North and South America to institute quality education as an inalienable right. 


Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, and it is one of the cancers whose incidence is increasing fastest in this country. In 2007, melanoma touched the lives of Debra and Leon Black when Debra was diagnosed with the disease.


Block The Sun Run directly benefits the Melanoma Research Foundation, an organization that is very important to our family because it supports medical research for finding effective treatments and eventually, a cure for melanoma. We continue to strive to bring greater awareness and education for this very unpredictable and deadly disease.  The Melanoma Research Foundation's mission includes research, education and advocacy.


A child with no one to look after her is one that is in serious trouble. Without a support system or at least one adult looking out for him, a young person is extremely likely to turn to drugs, alcohol, and criminal activity.

The Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research & Information, Inc, a 501(C)3 non profit public charity dedicated to helping brain tumor patients through emotional and financial support, education, advocacy

NARAL Pro-Choice New York is a political and advocacy organization whose mission is to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing



New York City Mission Society helps children, youth,and families in New York City’s poorest neighborhoods transcend the ills of poverty and create a cycle of success for generations to come.


Started in 2003 at the suggestion of a 5-year-old boy, The New York Says Thank You Foundation has grown into one of the Nation’s leading organizations to transform the 9/11 Anniversary into a positive, hands-on platform for national volunteer service.


The Animal League has saved 1,000,000 lives. As the world’s largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization, we understand that a rescue isn’t complete until each animal is placed into a loving home. Our innovative programs provide education to reduce animal cruelty, and advance standards in animal welfare. Our staff and volunteers work tirelessly in the pursuit of our vision of a world where all companion animals find permanent homes to end euthanasia.


Peace First (formerly Peace Games) began as a response to the sky-rocketing youth homicide rates in the early 1990s, as an approach to look at children as problem-solvers, rather than witnesses, or victims of their surroundings.


Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s mission is to find a cure for childhood cancer. Founded in 1970, this 501C3 non-profit charity raises money for research, state of the art equipment/instruments and parent/patient care for world renowned doctors at the hospitals PCF supports.


Currently, one in six men are diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. The older you are, the more likely you will develop it.


R Baby Foundation was established in 2006 to organize and fund efforts to improve the outcomes of medical care for infants, particularly those who contract certain viral infections within the first month of life.

REACT to Film received its 501(c)(3) non profit status in October 2010. Leveraging the best issue-based filmmaking to promote social responsibility and spark civic engagement, REACT to FILM is a platform


When RID began in 2004, hospital infection rates were kept secret and government agencies did far too little to address the problem. Since then, twenty-six states and The District of Columbia have enacted laws requiring hospitals to disclose their infection rates to the public.


Riverkeeper is a member-supported watchdog organization dedicated to defending the Hudson River and its tributaries and protecting the drinking water supply of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents.


St. Philip’s Academy seeks to provide a rigorous academic and moral education to elementary and upper school (grades 5-8) children of the city of Newark and its environs.

ScriptEd equips students in under-resourced schools with the fundamental coding skills and professional experiences that together create access to careers in technology.


Spina bifida is an open spine and a neural birth defect that affects the development of the spinal cord. Every day, an average of eight babies are affected by spina bifida or a similar birth defect of the brain and spine.


In 1990, Kim and Stew Leonard founded the Stew Leonard III Water Safety Foundation in memory of their son, who lost his life at the age of 21 months in a drowning accident. This sparked his parents to pledge that they would do everything in their power to prevent this tragedy from striking other families.


Because breast cancer is common in woman over 55, it is imperative that all women get mammograms.

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