Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Rosie O'Donnell: For All Kids Foundation

Rosie ODonnellRosie ODonnellRosie's For All Kids Foundation was created in 1997, to provide financial support for non-profit programs serving economically disadvantaged and at-risk children and their families.

Since inception, RFAK has helped thousands of children across the country through grant awards to high-quality child care and early education programs. The focus has been on center-based programs serving primarily low-income children in major urban areas where many families struggle to find quality child care and early education programs. Through these programs, young children have acquired the confidence, knowledge and skill they need to succeed.

Kathie Lee Gifford: Children's Charities

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee GiffordChildhelp USA exists to meet the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused and neglected children. We do so by focusing our efforts in the areas of treatment, prevention, and research.

Child Help USA The Cody Foundation is a non-profit organization in the memory of Cody Hulst to benefit young children facing cancer and other life threatening diseases.

The Association to Benefit Children (ABC) was created to help poverty stricken children and their families.

Elizabeth Taylor: AIDS Causes

Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth TaylorThe Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation was founded in 1991 by Elizabeth Taylor to provide funding to organizations providing critically needed support services for people with HIV/AIDS, prevention services and education for populations most in need. Since its formation, ETAF has distributed more than $8 million to AIDS organizations around the world.

amfar amfAR's mission is to prevent HIV infection and the disease and death associated with it and to protect the human rights of all people threatened by the epidemic of HIV/AIDS.

Sting: The Rainforest Foundation

StingStingAround the world, there are millions of people living in rainforests whose livelihoods and cultures depend on their natural environment. In many cases, the basic rights of these people are threatened or undermined by forest destruction, land theft and resource exploitation.

The Rainforest Foundation The Rainforest Foundation believes that the long-term protection of rainforests and the rights of indigenous communities to land, life and livelihoods, are inextricably linked. All its projects are undertaken collaboratively with local indigenous peoples or non-governmental organizations.

David Copperfield: Project Magic

David CopperfieldDavid CopperfieldProject Magic is a program designed to give the gift of magic to people with various physical, psycho-social and developmental disabilities. People of both sexes and every age, regardless of their handicap, can successfully become involved in the program. It is of benefit to people with a variety of diagnoses, such as those with arthritis, spinal cord injury, brain injury, drug and alcohol abuse, chronic pain and learning disabilities.
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More info on Project Magic from USA Today

Barbra Streisand: The Streisand Foundation

Barbra StreisandBarbra StreisandEach year, The Streisand Foundation contributes to a wide variety of causes. The following list represents some of these charitable foundations.

Natural Resources Defense Council: Safeguarding the Earth, its people, its plants and animals, and the systems on which all life depends.

National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund: A grassroots effort to eradicate breast cancer through action and advocacy.

Institute for America's Future: Elaborating the message, policy initiatives, and critiques essential to a progressive economic and social agenda.

Human Rights Campaign Foundation: The largest national gay and lesbian advocacy organization, with more than 560,000 members.

Center for Public Integrity: Providing investigations and analyses by talented, responsible journalists to the American public.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Conducting research and analysis on a broad range of government policies and programs, with an emphasis on those affecting low and moderate income Americans

Judi Dench: North West Cancer Research Fund

NW Cancer Research Fund

Judi DenchJudi DenchDame Judi Dench supports the North West Cancer Research Fund. Founded in 1948 as the Friends of the Liverpool Radium Institute, the NWCRF is one of the oldest independent medical charities in the North West.
Their aim is to provide grants to support fundamental research in the North West of England and North and Mid-Wales, into the causes of cancer and the mechanisms by which cancers arise and exert their effects.

Oprah Winfrey: Oprah's Angel Network

Oprah's Angel Network
Oprah WinfreyOprah WinfreyOprah's Angel Network is dedicated to inspiring people to make a difference in the lives of others. Oprah's Angel Network seeks to support and fund organizations and individuals dedicated to assisting people with basic human needs, regaining dignity, and with educational initiatives.

Since it began in 2000, Oprah's Angel Network has given 50 Use Your Life Awards, built over 200 homes through Habitat for Humanity, and awarded over 100 scholarships, two within in each state in the U.S., through The Boys and Girls Club of America.