Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding our delicately-balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.
Waterkeeper Alliance is a coalition of more than 170 local Waterkeepers, community leaders who take personal responsibility for the health of the waterways and communities they represent. Waterkeepers serve as investigator, scientist, educator and lawyer, enforcing environmental laws and solving environmental problems. Waterkeepers are Riverkeeper, Baykeeper, Coastkeeper, and other citizen advocates who patrol and protect their local waterbody, standing up to polluters and guaranteeing everyone's right to clean water.
Challengers' mission is to promote the optimal social development for at-risk youth ages 6 to 17. This is accomplished by providing constructive and positive alternatives to alienation and juvenile delinquency through a comprehensive program of personal and educational development; parent involvement; cultural enrichment; health and physical education; and various social and recreational activities, all designed to motivate, educate and elevate the children and teens of South Central Los Angeles to become responsible, caring, productive adults.
Art of the Brain at the UCLA Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise money for the UCLA Neuro-Oncology Program's brain cancer research, to raise public awareness of this deadly disease, and spotlight the talent, strength and courage of those who have confronted brain cancer. Money raised through Art of the Brain has helped neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroscientists, and cancer researchers collaborate to eradicate this often-fatal disease. Please note: To donate, you MUST indicate "Art of the Brain" as the "Designation."
The goal of the USC Pain Center at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California is to raise awareness of neuropathic and other chronic pain conditions such as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). Funding is directed for clinical research and trials, patient education, and community outreach events, including the annual Quench the Fire 5K Run/Walk, to help those dealing with RSD and other chronic neurological diseases affecting millions of people. Please note: To donate, you MUST indicate "USC Pain Center-Quench the Fire" as the "Designation."