Tony Hawk Foundation

Tony Hawk Foundation

A charitable, non-profit organization, the Tony Hawk Foundation was established in 2002 by its namesake, professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, to promote and provide funds for high-quality public skateparks throughout the United States—with an emphasis on the word "quality." Since then, the Foundation has awarded grants to over 500 skatepark projects in all 50 States. The Foundation focuses on working with local officials and grassroots, community-based organizations that plan to hire designers and contractors with strong experience designing and building skateparks.

The Tony Hawk Foundation was established by a gift from Tony Hawk. Its directors raise additional funds through events, industry donations, and continuing contributions from Tony and other entities. In addition to skateparks, the Foundation also makes donations to other children-related charities, as chosen by its Board Of Directors. For more information or to make a donation, visit the Foundation's Web site at www.tonyhawkfoundation.org.

Plastic Pollution Coalition

Plastic Pollution Coalition

The mission of Plastic Pollution Coalition is to stop plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, the environment, and wildlife worldwide.

Plastic Pollution Coalition provides a platform for strategic planning and coherent communications; increases awareness and understanding of the problem and sustainable solutions; and empowers action to eliminate the negative impacts of plastics on the environment, wildlife, marine life, and human health.

Pick Up America

Pick Up America

Pick Up America is a local, regional, and nationwide initiative committed to reducing plastic waste in our communities and waterways. The Pick Up Artists will coordinate community trash clean-ups while walking across the country to encourage alternatives to our nation’s throwaway mentality. The two year trek began on March 20, 2010 from Assateague Island, MD., and will span 13 states to the San Francisco Bay, Calif., sometime in November 2011.

On average, the team and their volunteers pick up 120 pounds of trash per mile they walk. Come out and walk a few miles, will ya?

LIFT

LIFT

LIFT is a growing movement to combat poverty and expand opportunity for all people in the United States. We envision a day when all people in our country will have the opportunity to achieve economic security and pursue their aspirations. Since LIFT's founding, over 5,000 volunteers have served more than 30,000 individuals and families, helping them find jobs, secure safe and stable housing, make ends meet through public benefits and tax credits, and use the resources in their community. Simultaneously, the LIFT experience has pushed volunteers to grapple with our country's most challenging issues related to poverty, race, inequality, and policy.

By 2014, our goal is that 10,000 LIFT volunteers will have advanced 100,000 clients on their path toward economic security and personal success, and that our nation will recommit to ending domestic poverty and ensuring that all people are able to realize the American dream.

Surfrider Foundation

Surfrider Foundation

Protecting Our Beaches for 25 Years

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION

MISSION STATEMENT
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education.

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Pat Tillman Foundation

Pat Tillman Foundation

Mission

Inspired by the distinguished life and legacy of Pat Tillman - professional athlete, military hero and a man of strong character and kindness - the Pat Tillman Foundation seeks to create a community of scholars dedicated to improving their own lives, the lives of their families and their country by creating a spirit of service.

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Living Lands and Waters

Living Lands and Waters

Living Lands & Waters' Mission

To aid in the protection, preservation and restoration of the natural environment of the nation's major rivers and their watersheds.

To expand awareness of environmental issues and responsibility encompassing the river.

To create a desire and an opportunity for stewardship and responsibility for a cleaner river environment

Chad Pregracke, founder of Living Lands & Waters' more»

Feeding America

Feeding America

Feeding America provides individuals and families facing hunger with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 25 million Americans each year, including 9 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 63,000 agencies that address hunger through emergency food assistance and programs. more»