Organizations We Support

Blessings in a Backpack

An estimated 18 million children now experience food insecurity—that’s one in four children—due in part to disruptions caused by Covid-19. Throughout the pandemic, Blessings in a Backpack has continued its goal of preventing childhood hunger. The nonprofit provides food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry. They mobilize…

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CECP

CECP's mission is to create a better world through business. A coalition of CEOs united in the belief that societal improvement is an essential measure of business performance, CECP is committed to the vision of its founder, Paul Newman, who understood that corporations could be a force for good in society. Learn more by visiting cecp.co.

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Connecticut Council for Philanthropy

The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP) is an association of grantmakers committed to promoting and supporting effective philanthropy for the public good. CCP is committed to being a leader and catalyst for philanthropic action in response to community issues; and to facilitating the regular exchange of ideas, experiences, information, and expertise among Connecticut grantmakers. CCP…

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Edible Schoolyard NYC

Edible Schoolyard NYC is a non-profit organization established in 2010 working to incorporate health, wellness, and sustainability into New York City’s public school curriculum. This is done through lessons taught in the garden and kitchen classroom. The long-term goal of Edible Schoolyard NYC is to combat childhood obesity by providing all of New York City’s…

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Fair Food Network

Fair Food Network is a national nonprofit dedicated to growing the good for a more just and sustainable food system. They pioneer win/win/win solutions that support farmers, strengthen local economies, and increase access to healthy food—especially in the most underserved communities. And bring people together to generate ideas, share resources, and promote policy change to…

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Farmer Veteran Coalition

At the center of Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) is community. America’s farmers need community, and so do America’s veterans. By bringing together farmers, veterans, industry experts, and advisors, FVC demonstrates a successful model that strengthens the agricultural community of our country in both rural and urban areas. The benefits are twofold imparting long range positive…

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FoodCorps

FoodCorps connects kids to healthy food in school. Their team of AmeriCorps leaders serve in high-need schools to deliver hands-on lessons in growing, cooking and tasting healthy food; improving school meals; and encouraging a schoolwide culture of health. Visit: foodcorps.org

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Green Chimneys

Green Chimneys is an innovative and experimental school, considered to be the most diverse of its kind. The school integrates animal-assisted and nature-based activities into comprehensive special education and therapy programs to help children with emotional, behavioral, social and learning challenges. Their reputation as a humane animal education and wildlife rehabilitation center is well-renowned. The…

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National Farm to School Network

The National Farm to School Network (NFSN) is an information, advocacy, and networking hub for communities working to bring local food sourcing and food and agriculture education into schools and preschools. Farm to school empowers children and their families to make informed food choices while strengthening the local economy and contributing to vibrant communities. NFSN…

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Net Impact

Net Impact works to empower a new generation in building a sustainable future. The organization partners with forward-thinking businesses and nonprofits that want to engage in meaningful ways with next generation leaders on campus and in the workplace. With over 300 chapters in cities across the globe and on business school and college campuses, Net…

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Partnership With Native Americans

Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA, formerly National Relief Charities) is a nonprofit committed to championing hope for a brighter future for Native Americans living on remote, isolated and impoverished reservations. Collaborating with 1,000+ reservation partners, PWNA serves Native Americans with the highest need in the U.S. PWNA’s purpose is serving immediate needs and supporting long-term…

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RE•Center Race & Equity in Education

RE•Center Race & Equity in Education (formerly The Discovery Center) is committed to building an equitable and just world where everyone has what they need to grow and thrive. We work in partnership with youth, families, schools, and communities to facilitate nurturing spaces where people can understand and challenge systemic racism and oppression. In all our…

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Running Strong for American Indian Youth

For most Pine Ridge Indian Reservation residents in South Dakota, a trip to the nearest grocery store is a 67-mile drive—one way—a bad situation even before the restrictions of pandemic life made circumstances more difficult. But thanks to the efforts of the Medicine Root Gardening Program, hundreds of families have learned how to grow, and…

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Safe Water Network

Safe Water Network develops and implements innovative solutions to provide safe, affordable water to people in need in India, Ghana, and Kenya. In partnership with the public and private sectors, and with leading donor agencies and universities, this organization brings together the resources to: solve development challenges; create an enabling environment to improve health and…

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SeriousFun Children’s Network

Around the world, the 30 camps and programs of SeriousFun Children’s Network encourage and enable children to reach beyond the barriers of their illnesses. These experiences prove to foster resilience, confidence, and independence—along with a renewed sense of community and hope. When in-person camp programs were was disrupted by COVID-19, Newman’s Own Foundation provided SeriousFun…

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Shining Hope for Communities

Shining Hope for Communities provides free education for girls and a network of empowerment and poverty-alleviation programs in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. The organization believes that unlocking the potential of girls and women — and involving the entire community in the fight for gender equality — is the key to breaking the cycle…

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The Food Trust

The Food Trust's mission is to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions. The Food Trust, a nonprofit founded in 1992, strives to make healthy food available to all. The Food Trust's comprehensive approach includes improving food environments and teaching nutrition education in schools, working with corner store owners…

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Wellness in the Schools

Wellness in the Schools (WITS) inspires healthy eating, environmental awareness, and fitness as a way of life for kids in public schools. Through meaningful public/private partnerships with school leadership, teachers, chefs, coaches, parents, and kids, WITS develops and implements programs that provide healthy foods, healthy environments, and opportunities for regular play to help kids learn…

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Wholesome Wave

Wholesome Wave is a national nonprofit created to address diet-related diseases by helping low-income Americans buy and eat healthy fruits and vegetables. Wholesome Wave’s innovative initiatives reach half a million under-served consumers, as well as thousands of farmers, annually, in 49 states and counting. Wholesome Wave’s Produce Prescription Program allows healthcare providers to prescribe fruits…

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