Areas of Focus
The American Red Cross provides compassionate care to those in need through its network of generous donors, volunteers and employees. From tornados in the Midwest to flooding and storms in the South, the American Red Cross is a reliable partner that provides support for victims of all disasters, no matter how big or small, throughout the United States and beyond.
AmeriCares is an emergency response and global health organization committed to saving lives and building healthier futures for people in crisis in the United States and around the world. AmeriCares improves access to health care during times of crisis and disaster by delivering donated medicines and medical supplies to health programs around the world.
DirectRelief improves the health and lives of people affected by poverty and emergency situations by providing essential resources for their medical care.
Since 1996, FamilyReach has been helping the families of people with cancer cope with the financial and emotional burdens of the disease. Family Reach has been a lifeline for over 8,000 families across 49 states—enabling them to better meet transportation, housing and utility costs despite a devastating cancer diagnosis.
Established in 1984, International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief development programs. International Medical Corps’ Response Teams deploy immediately to begin their lifesaving work, even in the most remote areas, no matter what the conditions. Their teams provide lifesaving health care and access to basic life necessities at the most critical times.
MAP International is a global, faith-based health organization that provides medicine, helps prevent disease and promotes health for people living in poverty.
The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) offers specialized, compassionate care for every type of cancer, with a focus on pediatric cancers. MSK support provides families of pediatric patients in need with financial assistance to cover non-medical expenses, including temporary housing and transportation costs.
The Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) is a collaboration between North American and African academic health centers. Created to provide lifesaving care in the face of the HIV pandemic, AMPATH works in partnership with the government of Kenya. AMPATH is now expanding from an HIV focus to addressing the critical needs for primary health care, chronic disease care and specialty care. Services include support for home-based counseling and testing, mobile technology and various support services such as psychosocial support and economic empowerment programs.
The mission of the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) is to provide high-quality, high-impact and highly ethical pediatric and family-centered health care, health professional training and clinical research focused on HIV/AIDS and other diseases and conditions impacting child health and survival globally.
Global Health Corps prepares the next generation of global health leaders by providing opportunities for young professionals from diverse backgrounds to work on the front lines in the fight for global health equity.
GlobeMed aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity by empowering students and communities to work together to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world. GlobeMed pairs its 56 university-based chapters across the United States with local community health organizations around the world, thereby helping train more than 2,000 students to be the next generation of global health leaders. GlobeMed raises awareness of global health issues and promotes global health as a career choice for young, aspiring leaders in school. Through partnerships with local NGOs, GlobeMed offers summer internships in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The Sabin Vaccine Institute’s goal is to reduce human suffering from vaccine-preventable diseases and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (Global Network), an initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, works to raise the awareness, political will and funds necessary to control and eliminate NTDs by 2020. The Global Network is partnering with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), National Center for Child and Adolescent Health (CeNSIA) and Mexican National Institute for Epidemiologic Diagnosis and Reference (InDRE) to assess the impact of the national soil transmitted helminth (STH) program and malaria infection rates among school-aged children in 10 of the poorest states in Mexico.
Partners In Health believes that health care is a human right. By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in some of the world’s poorest countries, Partners In Health strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair. At its root, its mission is both medical and moral. It is based on solidarity, rather than charity alone.
The Asian University for Women is the pre-eminent liberal arts university for women in South Asia. The university emphasizes social justice and empowerment and provides higher education to women who would otherwise not have access. The university seeks to graduate women who will be skilled and innovative professionals, service-oriented leaders and promoters of sustainable human and economic development in Asia and throughout the world.
The Illinois Mathematics and Sciences Academy (IMSA) Boundless Learning program supports the next generation of scientists by encouraging peer learning opportunities meant to fuel student engagement with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Through special projects, courses and field trips, the Boundless Learning program gives IMSA students the opportunity to connect with, teach and learn from underrepresented children and youth.
Invent Now, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that operates the Collegiate Inventors Competition, a program that recognizes and rewards students who are committed to research, discovery, invention and innovation. Since 1990, the Competition has awarded more than $1 million to top students for their innovative work and scientific achievement.
Heart of America Foundation (HOA) focuses on transforming learning environments in high-need areas around the United States into vibrant, engaging and safe places full of high-quality educational resources where children can learn and grow. Since 1998, HOA has designed, renovated and reopened more than 320 school libraries and education spaces in high-need areas for children across the United States.