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CyberAlert PR Grant Recipients

CyberAlert awarded 2014 grants to the following non-profit organizations:

Bridges Across Borders, Southeast Asia
http://www.babsea.org
Brooklyn, NY
BABSEA works to bring people together to overcome poverty, injustice and inequity in the Southeast Asia region. It works collectively with universities, law faculties, government and non-governmental organizations, and corporations to build a network of legal professionals and community leaders to address the root causes of access to justice issues.

Child Trends
http://www.childtrends.org
Bethesda, MD
The goal of Child Trends is to provide research and communication on issues affecting children from birth to early adulthood. Child Trends conducts high-quality research and shares the results with practitioners and policymakers.

Colorado Legacy Foundation
http://colegacy.org
Denver, CO
CLF works in partnership with the Colorado Department of Education and public education stakeholders to accelerate bold improvements in student achievement through innovation, collaboration and capacity building.

The Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED)
http://www.cohred.org
Geneva, Switzerland
COHRED aims to improve health, equity and development by supporting countries to develop strong research and innovation systems through coordination with governments and institutions. The council works globally but prioritizes low- and middle-income countries.

Government Technology & Services Coalition
http://www.gtscoalition.com
Oakton, VA
An association of innovative small and midsized company CEOs, the GTSC shares best practices and resources to provide advocacy and partnership opportunities for small and mid-sized companies in the Federal security space.

The Governor's Prevention Partnership
http://www.preventionworksct.org
Wethersfield, CT
Focused on keeping Connecticut kids safe, successful and drug-free, the Governor's Prevention Partnership works with educators, community leaders and other childcare providers to offer youth prevention programs based on research and training.

GreatNonprofits
http://greatnonprofits.org
Redwood City, CA
GreatNonprofits provides a free platform that allows nonprofits to share and hear the real stories of the community they serve. The platform enables donors and volunteers to determine where to spend their time and money, and promotes greater feedback and transparency.

The Green Grid Association
http://www.thegreengrid.org
Beaverton, OR
The core aim of The Green Grid is to minimize the environmental impact of computing and the Internet. The association provides the global IT industry with metrics, tools and best practices to improve resource efficiency.

Human Health Project
http://humanhealthproject.org
Los Angeles, CA
HHP is dedicated to making health care information and options available and affordable via crowdsourcing. HHP provides a free online service that enables anyone worldwide to share information about health symptoms and conditions and connect with other users who have information on these conditions.

ISRAEL21C
http://israel21c.org
San Francisco, CA
ISRAEL21C is an online news magazine that offers diverse and reliable news and information about 21st century Israel. The site redefines the conversation about Israel, offering a fair and balanced portrayal of the country, and focusing media and public attention on Israel's vibrant diversity, humanity, creativity, innovative spirit, and responsiveness.

New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids
http://www.njhealthykids.net
Trenton, NJ
The goal of the program is to convene, connect and empower community partnerships across New Jersey to implement environment- and policy-changing strategies that prevent childhood obesity. These changes support healthy eating, physical activities and pricing strategies to promote the purchase of healthier foods.

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
http://www.wagingpeace.org
Santa Barbara, CA
The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation empowers peace leaders and works for the worldwide elimination of nuclear weapons by educating and engaging the public. NAPF is a non-partisan organization with consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council and over 60,000 members worldwide.

Point Foundation
http://www.pointfoundation.org
Los Angeles, CA
Point Foundation is the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students of merit. Point promotes change through education, mentorship, leadership development and community service training, and provides scholars with financial assistance to attend higher educational institutions.

WaterAid
http://www.wateraid.org/us
New York, NY
WaterAid is an international non-profit organization dedicated to helping the world's poorest people gain access to safe water and sanitation. WaterAid works in 27 countries across Africa, Asia, the Pacific region and Central America. Since 1981, WaterAid has reached 17.5 million people with safe water and, since 2004, 12.9 million people with toilets and sanitation.

The Women Veterans Business Center
http://www.womenveteransbusinesscenter.org
Houston, TX
Through programs, products, services and initiatives, The Women Veterans Business Center supports the education and empowerment of women veterans and military families to start and grow veteran-owned businesses.

The following organizations were awarded 2013 PR grants for media monitoring from CyberAlert (www.cyberalert.com):

A Home Within
www.ahomewithin.org
San Francisco, CA
Provides pro bono mental health services to current and former foster youth by building networks of volunteer mental health professional ho provide direct, pro bono services and professional training.

Alzheimer's Foundation of America
www.alzfdn.org
New York, NY
Provides programs, services and national initiatives to provide optimal care to people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Also provides education for families, healthcare professionals and the general public about dementia.

The Alzheimer Society of Canada
www.alzheimer.ca
Toronto, Ontario
Offers help today through programs and services to people living with dementia and hope for tomorrow by funding research to fine the cause and the cure.

America's Promise Alliance
www.americaspromise.org
Washington, DC
Committed to seeing that children experience the fundamental resources they need to succeed including the five promises (caring adults, safe places, a healthy start, effective education, and opportunities to help others). A key focus is ending the high school dropout crisis.

The Anti-Defamation League
www.adl.org
New York, NY
Dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism, racism and bigotry in all forms. The organization is celebrating its Centennial Year in 2013.

Breakfast Clubs of Canada
www.breakfastclubscanada.org
Boucherville, Quebec
Dedicated to feeding children in low-income neighborhoods across Canada. Provides funding, equipment, food donation, and management tools to 1,245 school breakfast programs that are serving 18 million breakfasts a year to more than 130,000 children.

DAISY Consortium
www.daisy.org
Missoula, MT
Strives to make e-books accessible for everyone by contributing to the development of open accessible standards (DAISY, EPUB 3) and supporting the inclusive publishing ecosystem around the world.

Grassroot Soccer
www.grassrootsoccer.org
Norwich, VT
Empowers young people by using the universal language of soccer to education youth about HIV prevention and to provide communities with access to HIV testing and treatment.

HER Foundation (Hyperemesis Education & Research)
www.helpher.org
Leesburg, VA
Offers education, research, awareness and support for women and their families who are dealing with an HG pregnancy. HG pregnancy involves a dangerous form of morning sickness.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
www.hsf.net
Gardena, CA
Works to address the barriers that keep many Latinos from earning a college degree. HSF has awarded over $360 million in scholarships and has supported a broad range of outreach and education programs to help students and their families navigate collegiate life from gaining admission and securing financial aid to finding employment after graduation.

Little Kids Rock
www.littlekidsrock.org
Cedar Grove, NJ
Seeks to restore and revitalize music education in disadvantaged public schools across the U.S. by providing free training, resources, instruments and curricula to teachers.

National Parkinson Foundation
www.parkinson.org
Miami, FL
Seeks to improve the quality of care for people with Parkinson's disease through research, education and outreach.

National Relief Charities
www.nrc1.org
Sherman, TX
Provides humanitarian relief through material aid and education services for over 75 American Indian reservations which are served on the basis of need.

PAPYRUS — Prevention of Young Suicides
www.papyrus-uk.org
Warrington, Cheshire, England
Maintains national UK helpline to suicidal young people and others concerned about them. Provides resources, training, and campaigning to prevent young suicide.

SAfAIDS
www.safaids.net
Southern Africa (10 countries)
A regional NGO working in 10 countries, The Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information and Dissemination Service aims to improve knowledge of health care providers, parents and guardians to effectively address treatment needs of children living with HIV and facilitate discussion on HIV treatment with children. SAfAIDS also promotes the sexual reproductive health and rights for young women and girls through advocacy and influencing policy.

Society for New Communications Research
www.sncr.org
Palo Alto, CA
Research and education foundation focused on emerging media and communications tool, technologies and trends, and their impact on business, culture and society.

Step by Step (Torch of Life)
www.torchoflife.com
Toronto, Ontario
Promotes organ and tissue donor awareness worldwide.

The Compassionate Friends
www.compassionatefriends.org
Oak Brook, IL
Self-help bereavement organization with more than 650 U.S. chapters providing emotional support to families going through the natural grieving process after the death of a child.

The Early Years Institute
www.eyi.org
Plainview, NY
Advocate for children through research, training and programs on early childhood issues.

The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.
www.ellisisland.org
New York, NY
Working in partnership with the National Park Service / U.S. Department of the Interior, the Foundation raises funds for and oversees the historic restorations of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Its endowments have funded over 200 projects on the islands including a museum in the Statue base, The Ellis Island Immigration Museum, The American Immigrant Wall of Honor, and the Family Immigration History Center.

Weizmann Institute of Science
www.weizmann.ac.il
Rehovot, Israel
A center of basic multidisciplinary scientific research and graduate study, addressing crucial problems in technology, medicine and health, energy, agriculture, and the environment.


The following organizations are the recipients of the 2012 PR Grants from CyberAlert.

CyberAlert has awarded public relations (PR) grants to 18 not-for-profit organizations for 2012.

Each grant is for one free year of CyberAlert 5.0 Online News Monitoring Service, which monitors 55,000+ online news sources worldwide in 250+ languages in 191 countries. Award winners may also opt to receive CyberAlert's TV news monitoring service or social media monitoring service including the BlogSquirrel blog monitoringg service and Netpinions, a service to monitor message boards and forums, CyberAlert VDO or Twitter monitoring.

In announcing the award recipients, William J. Comcowich, president and CEO of CyberAlert stated: "We're very pleased that CyberAlert can effectively help these not-for-profit organizations monitor their public relations successes as they carry on their vital services."

The total retail value of this year's grants exceeds $75,000. Since starting the PR Grants program in 2004, CyberAlert has awarded a total of 180 media monitoring grants to not-for-profit organizations with a retail value of more than $525,000.

The PR Grants application for the next round of grants can be found at http://www.cyberalert.com.

The 2012 award recipients are located in eight different states — California (4), Connecticut, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas (2), Virginia (2) — the District of Columbia (2), two Canadian provinces, Ontario and British Columbia, and Germany. The recipients are mainly smaller not-for-profit organizations in health, education, social services, science & technology, culture, disaster preparedness, animal rights and economic development.

Alliance for Children and Families
www.alliance1.org
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Works to strengthen and provides a variety of services to North America's non-profit human services sector through national advocacy, executive leadership training, and help in establishing high performance and governance standards.

Association of Flight Attendants
www.afanet.org
Washington, DC
The world's largest union organized by flight attendants and representing 60,000 flight attendants on 22 carriers throughout the world, AFA serves as the voice of flight attendants to negotiate better pay, benefits, working conditions and work rules, and to improve their safety on the job.

Community Options, Inc.
www.comop.org
Princeton, New Jersey
With offices in 10 states, Community Options develops homes and employment for people with severe disabilities.

Danforth Plant Sciences Center
www.danforthcenter.org
St. Louis, Missouri
Independent research center seeks to improve the human condition through plant. Research focuses on biofuels, biofortification, disease resistance, drought tolerance, pesticide and fertilizer reduction and biosafety.

Entertainment Industries Council
www.eiconline.org
Reston, Virginia
Seeks to create greater awareness and understanding of major health and social issues through the entertainment industry. Produces awards programs honoring entertainment that accurately depicts illnesses and that promotes science, engineering, technology and math.

Identity Theft Council, The
www.identitytheftcouncil.org
Walnut Creek, California
Provides free counseling to victims of identify theft, training and support for law enforcement and education about online safety and privacy.

Institute of HeartMath
www.heartmath.com
Boulder Creek, California
Partners with schools, social-service agencies and others to implement education programs that help people lower stress and build resilience.

Keep A Breast Foundation — Canada
www.keep-a-breast.org
Coquitlam, British Columbia
Breast cancer education and awareness program exposing young people in Canada to methods of prevention, early detection and support. Sponsors "I Love Boobies" educational campaign on breast cancer.

Last Chance for Animals
www.lcanimal.org
Los Angeles, California
A national animal rights non-profit that conducts investigations on animal cruelty, creates public awareness campaigns, advocates for animal friendly legislation, and helps prosecute animal abusers.

LeadingAge
www.leadingage.org
Washington, DC
With a broad global network of aging services organizations that reach over 30 countries, the LeadingAge community focuses on advocacy, leadership development, and applied research and promotion of effective services on aging.

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
www.mmjh.org
Beachwood, Ohio
Promotes an understanding of Jewish history, religion and culture within the context of the American experience and builds bridges of appreciation, tolerance and understanding with people of other religions, races, cultures and ethnic backgrounds.

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
www.curemeso.org
Alexandria, Virginia
Dedicated to ending mesothelioma as a life-ending disease by funding research, providing education and support for patients, and leading advocacy efforts for a national commitment to end the mesothelioma tragedy.

National Aboriginal Health Organization
www.naho.org
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Dedicated to improving the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual health of First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations, by empowering individuals, families and communities.

National Institute for Urban Search
www.niusr.org
Santa Barbara, California
Dedicated to improving disaster readiness and response through awareness, collaboration, research and engineering.

National Relief Charities
www.nrcl.org
Sherman, Texas
Provides humanitarian relief through material aid and educational services for over 75 American Indian reservations, which are served on the basis of need.

Pro Mujer
www.promujer.org
New York, New York
Provides women from impoverished communities in Latin America with easy and convenient access to essential training and services that are ordinarily out of reach because of their socio-economic status. Services include micro-finance, business training, and health care and education.

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities
www.smartkidswithld.org
Westport, Connecticut
Provides educational programs, guidance and support to parents of children with learning disabilities such as dyslexia and/or attention deficit disorder (ADHD).

Street Football World
www.streetfootballworld.org
Berlin, Germany
Unites and supports a network of over 50 grassroots organizations in more than 50 countries that use football (soccer) as a tool for social development of young people.


The following organizations are CyberAlert's 2011 Public Relations grant recipients:

Adelante U.S. Education Leadership Fund
San Antonio, TX
www.adelantefund.org
Through scholarships, internships and leadership development, strives to inspire the best and brightest Latino college students to graduate and lead.

Black Business & Professional Association
Ontario, Canada
www.bbpa.org
Advances the Black community by facilitating the delivery of programs that support business and professional excellence, higher education and economic development.

BrainTrust Canada
British Columbia
www.braintrustcanada.com
Dedicated to brain injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.

Children's Burn Foundation
California
www.childburn.org
Dedicated to preventing burn injuries in children and to giving children who have suffered severe burns the opportunity to reach their full potential physically, psychologically and socially.

CORE Performance Company
Georgia
www.COREdance.org
Professional dance organization in it's 30th Season that creates, performs and presents contemporary dance across the country and throughout the world, and is dedicated to opening channels of communication and education between the artist and the community.

Girls on the Run International
North Carolina
www.girlsontherun.org
Girls on the Run, located in more than 173 cities across the US and Canada, inspires 3rd through 8th grade girls to stay true to themselves and live free from societal stereotypes. The 12-week after-school curriculum innovatively weaves training for a 5k run with lessons that empower girls to celebrate their bodies, honor their voices and embrace their gifts.

InterAction
Washington, DC
www.interaction.org
The largest alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) focused on the world's poor and most vulnerable people. Provides a forum for leading NGOs, global thought leaders and policymakers to address international challenges collectively.

JCC Maccabi Games / Kaiserman JCC
Pennsylvania
http://www.phillymaccabi.com
The JCC Maccabi Games are a week-long international sporting event for Jewish athletes' ages 13-16 held each year in North America. Team Philadelphia, one of the largest delegations participating in the Games each year, is comprised of athletes from all over the Philadelphia area and its suburbs.

The LAGRANT Foundation
California
www.lagrant.com
Aims to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations by providing scholarships, career development workshops, mentors and internships to undergraduate and graduate students.

MedShare
Georgia
www.medshare.org
Delivers medical supplies to underserved populations around the world while lessening the impact of medical waste in the U.S.

National Center for Manufacturing
Michigan
www.ncms.org
Collaborative research and development consortium to create innovative new technologies, translate research results into real-world applications, and revitalize manufacturing in the U.S.

National Research Center for Women and Families
Washington, DC
www.center4research.org
Promotes the health and safety of women, children and families, by using objective, research-based information to encourage new, more effective programs and policies.

One by One
South Carolina
www.onebyonesafehaven.org
Promotes infant abandonment laws and supports efforts to prevent infant, baby and newborn abandonment through safe-haven relinquishment and by encouraging women to make the right choice for themselves and their babies, whether it is a safe-haven relinquishment, adoption, or parenting.

PEACE OUTside Campus
New York
www.PeaceOutsideCampus.org
Dedicated to promoting safe living environments in off-campus college communities by empowering students to be proactive in safeguarding themselves against crime and violence.

Society for Public Health Education
Washington, D.C.
www.sophe.org
Professional association of health education professionals and students promotes healthy behaviors, communities and environments. Currently focuses on policies to reduce tobacco use.

Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE)
California
www.seeintl.org
Provides medical, surgical and educational services by volunteer ophthalmic surgeons to restore sight to disadvantaged blind individuals worldwide.

Texas Organ Sharing Alliance
Texas
www.txorgansharing.org
One of 58 independent, federally designated Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) in the United States dedicated to educating and providing organ donation and recovery services to families wishing to donate and to those waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. (All 58 organ procurement organizations are eligible to participate in the grant.)

United Nations University
Japan
www.unu.edu
Through collaborative research, capacity development, and advisory services, contributes to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems of human survival, development and welfare that are the concern of the United Nations, its Peoples and Member States.

Verified Voting Foundation
California
http://www.verifiedvotingfoundation.org/
Promotes trustworthy elections in the digital age through technical data and expertise on election technologies and procedures. Works to insure that voting systems are legitimately recountable and verifiable.

Youth Impact Program
Virginia
www.youthimpactprogram.org
Helps with issues that face middle school students in inner-city public schools through academic support, guidance counseling, character development, and social interaction activities. Students also go through football training, taught by NCAA and NFL coaches.


The following organizations are CyberAlert's 2010 Public Relations grant recipients:

Rockville, MD
www.aahd.us
Dedicated to improving the health and wellness of children with disabilities through education, public awareness, research and advocacy.
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

Chicago, IL
www.ahima.org
AHIMA seeks to improve healthcare by advancing best practices and standards for health information management, and through professional education, research and professional credentialing.

American Legacy Foundation
Washington, DC www.americanlegacy.org
Dedicated to building a world where young people reject tobacco and anyone can quit.

Coaching Association of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
www.coach.ca
Seeks to improve effectiveness of coaching across all levels of the sports system through education, training and certification.

Environmental Law & Policy Center
Chicago, IL
www.elpc.org
Environmental law firm and policy group works to advance environmental progress and economic development in tandem.

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases
Washington, DC
www.globalnetwork.org
Dedicated to raising awareness, political will and funding necessary to control and eliminate the most common neglected tropical diseases affecting more than 1.4 billion people worldwide.

IFDC
Muscle Shoals, AL
www.ifdc.org
Operating in 25 developing countries, IFDC provides a broad range of services related to agricultural sustainability including technical assistance, research, training and problem solving.

Mercy Ships
Garden Valley, TX
www.mercyships.org
Has operated hospital ships in developing nations since 1978, mobilizing people and resources to bring medical excellence to the forgotten poor worldwide.

MOUSE Squad
New York, NY
www.mouse.org
Prepares and supports students in establishing and managing leading edge tech support desks in their schools, thereby improving a school's ability to use technology while providing a hands-on learning experience for students.

National Crittenton Foundation
Portland, OR
www.thenationalcrittentonfoundation.org
A national organization focused on at-risk and system-involved girls, young women, and their families, the National Crittenton Foundation and its family of local agencies provide innovative services to support empowerment, self-sufficiency and the end of cycles of destructive behaviors.

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
Washington, DC
www.nleomf.org
Maintains the nation's monument, located in Washington, D.C., to officers killed in the line of duty. Co-organizes the National Police Week observance each May. Researches trends in law enforcement safety and promotes safety of officers.

National Wildlife Federation
Reston, VA
www.nwf.org
America's largest conservation organization. Works to protect and restore wildlife habitat, confront global warming and connect with nature.

Operation Gratitude
Encino, CA
www.opgraditude.com
Has sent over 500,000 care packages of snacks, entertainment items, hygiene products and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individual U.S. service members deployed in combat zones.

PKD Foundation (Polycystic Kidney Disease)
Kansas City, MO
www.pkdcure.org
Only organization worldwide dedicated to finding a treatment and cure for polycystic kidney disease by promoting programs of research, advocacy, education, awareness and support.

Princess Grace Foundation
New York, NY
www.pgfusa.org
Dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging talent in theater, dance and film by awarding grants in the form of scholarships, apprenticeships and fellowships.

Redlight Children's Campaign
New York, NY
www.redlightchildren.org
Seeks to generate conscious concern and inspire immediate action against child sexploitation and to engender a grass roots initiative to reduce the number of children sold to the sex industry and exploited on the Internet.

Software Development Forum (SD Forum)
San Jose, CA
www.sdforum.org
Bay Area non-profit organization devoted to informing, educating and connecting entrepreneurs and business professionals in the field of technology. Conducts more than 20 programs per month on new technologies and business practices.

Toronto Public Library
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
www.torontopubliclibrary.ca
The largest public library system in North America with 99 branches.

Vascular Disease Foundation
Lakewood, CO
www.vdf.org
Dedicated to educating the public about vascular disease and working to promote vascular, venous and arterial health.

Young Americans
Corona, CA
www.youngamericans.org
Performing group of young adults conducts multiple tours each year to bring music education to schools all over the world. At each tour stop, the group conducts a 3-day music theater workshop, culminating with a spectacular show open to the community.


The following organizations are the 2009 PR grant recipients:

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
Ottawa, Ontario
www.chpca.net
CHPCA is the national association which provides leadership in hospice palliative care in Canada, offering leadership in public education, policy, research and care for persons approaching death to lessen the burdens of suffering, loneliness and grief.

CancerCare
New York, NY
www.cancercare.org
Provides free support services including education, financial and practical help by professional oncology social workers to anyone facing cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones and the bereaved.

Children's Wish Foundation (Canada)
Pickering, Ontario
www.childrenswish.ca
Grants wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses.

Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation
Avon, CT
www.cdlsusa.org
Family support organization helps ensure early and accurate diagnosis of CdLS, promotes research into the causes and manifestations of the syndrome, and help people with a diagnosis of CdLS make informed decisions about their condition.

Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative
New York, NY
www.dndina.org
Not-for-profit pharmaceutical research and development organization working on new treatments for a group of deadly parasitic infections that persist in the world's poorest, most marginalized communities. Diseases include sleeping sickness, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, and malaria.

Family Caregiver Alliance
San Francisco, CA
www.caregiver.org
National resource center for friends and family providing care at home for loved ones with chronic, debilitating health conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury and others.

Foreign Service Youth Foundation
Washington, DC
www.fsyf.org
Supports internationally-mobile youth as they transition between the United States and countries worldwide in connection with U.S. foreign affairs agencies. Recognizes the unique needs and contributions of Foreign Service youth by offering workshops, special events, contests, awards, newsletters and an online community.

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts
Carlsbad, CA
www.freshstart.org
Through the gift of reconstructive surgery, laser treatments, speech therapy and dental procedures, Fresh Start Surgical Gifts transforms the lives of disadvantaged children and young people with physical deformities caused by birth defects, accidents abuse or disease.

Give Kids the World
Kissimmee, FL
www.gktw.org
A 70-acre, non-profit resort in Central Florida has created magical memories for more than 90,000 children with life-threatening illnesses and their families with a weeklong, cost-free fantasy vacation.

Just Yell Fire
Vancouver, WA
www.justyellfire.com
Provides educational programs showing girls ages 11 to 19 how to avoid, get away and protect themselves from rape, abduction and sex trafficking, while empowering girls with a Dating Bill of Rights in order to foster healthy dating relationships. Coaches provide training for teachers, coaches, and law enforcement.

Lawyers Without Borders
Hartford, CT
www.lwob.org
The world's largest group of volunteer lawyers from around the globe who stand ready to offer pro bono service to worldwide projects and initiatives in the human rights, especially children's rights, and nation building sectors.

March of Dimes Canada
Toronto, Ontario
www.marchofdimes.ca
Strives to enhance the independence and community participation of people with physical disabilities every day through a wide range of programs, services and advocacy across Canada.

Military Spouses for Change
Copperas Cove, TX
www.militaryspousesforchange.com
Seeks to educate, empower and provide services to spouses of military service members and veterans, enabling them to advocate for the military community and helping ensure that the needs of the military community are appropriately identified and met.

National Institute of Statistical Sciences
Research Triangle Park, NC
www.niss.org
Seeks to identify, catalyze and foster high-impact, cross-disciplinary research involving the statistical sciences by conducting research projects in bioinformatics, data confidentiality, data integration, data quality, information technology, the environment, education statistics, large, complex databases, and computer model evaluation.

National Lung Cancer Partnership
Madison, WI
www.NationalLungCancerPartnership.org
Funds lung cancer research, provides education to lung cancer professionals and patients, performs community outreach, and advocates for increases in lung cancer research funding.

Postpartum Support International
Santa Barbara, CA
www.postpartum.net
Self-help network provides information to increase awareness of postpartum depression among healthcare professionals and the public; provides support to women with symptoms of postpartum depression and related illnesses; advocates for research and legislation to support perinatal mental health.

Rotary International
Evanston, IL
www.rotary.org
A volunteer organization of 1.2 million business and professional leaders worldwide to provide humanitarian services and help build goodwill and peace. The flagship project is to eradicate polio worldwide.

St. Baldrick's Foundation
Pasadena, CA
www.stbaldricks.org
Conducts head-shaving events to raise awareness and funds to cure childhood cancer by supporting cancer research and fellowships.

Triplet Connection, The
Spring City, UT
www.tripletconnection.org
Provides education and emotional support to families who are expecting or raising triplets, quadruplets or more.

U.S. Business Leadership Network
Washington, DC
www.usbln.org
Promotes best practices in hiring, retaining and marketing to people with disabilities. Sponsors disability mentoring, internship, and training programs.

Vision of Children Foundation
San Diego, CA
www.visionofchildren.org
Seeks to cure hereditary childhood blindness and vision disorders, and to improve the quality of life of visually impaired individuals and their families.

VoteHealthcare.org
Atlanta, GA
www.votehealthcare.org
Voter education and advocacy for affordable healthcare for all.


The following organizations are the 2008 PR grant recipients:

Action Against Hunger
www.actionagainsthunger.org
New York, NY
International relief and development organization working to save malnourished children and their families while providing sustainable access to safe water and long-term solutions to hunger.

America's Second Harvest - The Nation's Food Bank Network
www.secondharvest.org
Chicago, IL
The largest domestic hunger relief organization in the U.S. Secures and distributes food and grocery products to over 200 member food banks feeding over 25 million Americans each year.

Brit Tzedek V'Shalom
www.btvshalom.org
Chicago, IL
Grassroots advocacy organization working to educate and mobilize support within the Jewish community for a negotiated two-state resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Campaign Finance Institute
www.cfinst.org
Washington, DC
Conducts objective research and education, empanels task forces and makes recommendations for policy change in the field of campaign finance at federal and state levels.

Canada 2020
www.canada2020.ca
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Develops progressive policy ideas and options for Canadian decision makers through the engagement of Canada's business, political and community leaders.

Canadian Breast Cancer Network
www.cbcn.ca
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Provides a national link between 225 partner and member groups that provide patient services and public education on breast cancer.

Canadian Paralympic Committee
www.paralympic.ca
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Promotes the social and health benefits of participating in physical activities regardless of physical impairments, empowering persons with physical disabilities through sports.

Caribbean Conservation Corporation
www.cccturtle.org
Gainesville, FL
Working to ensure survival of sea turtles through research, education, training, advocacy and the protection of the natural habitats upon which they depend.

Children, Incorporated
www.childrenincorporated.org
Richmond, VA
Provides clothing, food, school supplies, shelter, and access to medical care to over 17,000 young people at 352 project sites in 24 countries including the United States.

Community Action Partnership
www.communityactionpartnership.com
Washington, DC
Offers training and technical assistance to the 1,000 Community Action Agencies that are fighting poverty on the local level.

CycleSafe
www.cyclesafe.org
Winston-Salem, NC
Provides biking safety information to children and adults. Conducts "bike rodeos" to share safe biking techniques with children. Provides "safe biking" curriculum to schools and youth organizations. Provides low-cost bike safety helmets to children.

Epilepsy Foundation
www.efa.org
Landover, MD
Works to insure that the 3 million people in the U.S. with epilepsy are able to participate in all life experiences; to improve how people with epilepsy are perceived, accepted and valued in society; and to promote research for a cure.

Gilda's Club Worldwide
www.gildasclub.org
New York, NY
Advocates for the emotional and social support for anyone touched by cancer through networking groups, lectures, workshops and social events.

Jour de la Terre (Earth Day) Quebec
www.jourdelaterre.org
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
National organization dedicated to improving the state of the environment by working through 500 local partner organizations that conduct over 700 activities each year in Quebec.

Keep A Breast Foundation
www.keep-a-breast.org
Oceanside, CA
Seeks to increase breast cancer awareness and to eradicate breast cancer by informing young people of methods of prevention, early detection and support.

My Stuff Bags Foundation
www.mystuffbags.org
Westlake Village, CA Provides duffels filled with new items to children who must enter crisis shelters or foster homes with no personal belongings as a result of abuse or neglect.

NAACP
www.naacpnet.org
Baltimore, MD
Civil rights and social justice organization focused on fighting discrimination and fostering education equity, economic empowerment, civic engagement and access to healthcare.

National Coalition Against Censorship
www.ncac.org
New York, NY
Works with an alliance of 50 national organizations and the general public to oppose censorship and to promote and defend the First Amendment values of freedom of thought, inquiry, and expression.

National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF)
www.nctaf.org
Washington, DC
Aims to assure that every child in America receives 21st century teaching by advocating for strong learning communities in schools, quality teacher preparation, and professionally rewarding teaching careers.

National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)
www.staysafeonline.info
Washington, DC
Central clearinghouse for cyber security awareness and education for home users, small businesses and the education community.

National Fibromyalagia Association
www.fmaware.org
Anaheim, CA
Dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with fibromyalgia by increasing the awareness of the pubic, media, government and medical communities.

National Fire Protection Association
www.nfpa.org
Quincy, MA
Dedicated to reducing the incidence of damaging fires through public education campaigns including Fire Prevention Week.

National Parkinson Foundation
www.parkinson.org
Miami, FL
International network of 57 NPF-designated medical centers, 49 affiliated chapters and 900 support groups providing research, clinical care and outreach for patients with Parkinson disease and related neurological conditions.

National Prostate Cancer Coalition
www.fightprostatecancer.org
Washington, DC
Provides resources and education to people affected by prostate cancer; advocates for increased research funding; raises awareness of the importance of early detection and treatment; conducts free prostate cancer screenings for men in underserved communities nationwide.

Save Our Seas Foundation
www.saveourseas.com
Geneva, Switzerland and Stockbridge, Hampshire, UK
Conducts a wide range of programs aimed at awareness, protection, preservation and conservation of the marine environment around the world.

SERRV International (A Greater Gift)
www.agreatergift.org
Madison, WI
Alternative trade and development organization provides marketing assistance, product development, grants and loans to assist low-income artisans and farmers in 36 countries to develop the income, skills and tools need to improve their lives.

Special Olympics, Inc.
www.specialolympics.org
Washington, DC
Dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society. Provides year-round sports training and competition to 2.5 million adults and children with intellectual disabilities across 165 countries.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association
www.suddencardiacarrest.org
Washington, DC
Provides public education programs about sudden cardiac arrest which kills more people in the U.S. than stroke, breast cancer, HIV/AIDS and lung cancer combined, and works toward getting more automated external defibrillators in more public places for use in medical emergencies involving cardiac arrest.

United Nations Association of the U.S.a.
www.unusa.org
New York, NY
Dedicated to building understanding and support of the ideals and work of the United Nations. Conducts educational and humanitarian campaigns including student education programs, clearing minefields, and providing school-based support for children living with HIV/AIDS in Africa.


The following organizations are the 2007 PR grant recipients:

100 Black Men of America, Inc.
www.100blackmen.org
Atlanta, GA
With 106 chapters, the organization's volunteers provide mentoring, education, health and wellness services to urban youth.

ALS Society of Canada
www.als.ca
Toronto, ON
Funds research on ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis / Lou Gerhig's Disease), supports provincial ALS societies in providing care to persons living with ALS, and provides public information to build awareness of the disease.

Break the Cycle
www.breakthecycle.org
Los Angeles, CA
Focusing on the issues of domestic and dating violence, provides domestic violence prevention, early intervention, and public education services.

C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition
www.fightcolorectalcancer.org
Washington, DC
Dedicated to improving screening, diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer and to increasing awareness that colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable.

Center for Constitutional Rights, The
www.ccr-ny.org
New York, NY
Dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Undertakes litigation to guarantee the rights of those with the fewest protections and least access to legal resources.

Donate Life America
www.donatelife.net
Richmond, VA
Alliance of national organizations and local affiliates dedicated to inspiring all people to donate life through organ, eye and tissue donation.

Environmental Defence
www.environmentaldefence.ca
Toronto, ON
Dedicated to protecting the environment and human health by conducting public education programs and advocating for effective government policy.

Environmental Literacy Council
www.enviroliteracy.org
Washington, DC
In the quest for environmental literacy, the Council brings science-based, cross-disciplinary teaching resources into classrooms around the world. Maintains extensive online library of learning materials and teaching activities related to the environmental sciences.

Guttmacher Institute
www.guttmacher.org
New York, NY
Dedicated to advancing sexual and reproductive health worldwide through research, policy analysis and public education.

Immigrant Legal Resource Center, The
www.ilrc.org
San Francisco, CA
Undertakes educational and advocacy initiatives on behalf of immigrants. Works to create a society that embraces diversity, respects the dignity and rights of all, and values new Americans' contributions to society.

In Kind Canada
www.inkindcanada.ca
Mississauga, ON
Helps companies and charities connect by receiving donations of surplus goods from companies and allocating the goods to member charities.

International Children's Digital Library
www.icdlbooks.org
Manchester, MA
Dedicated to the preservation and online distribution of children's literature worldwide. Maintains the world's largest multi-cultural collection of children's literature available free and accessible worldwide over the Internet.

Keep America Beautiful
www.kab.org
Stamford, CT
Implements public education and hands-on programs that benefit the environment including litter and illegal dump clean-ups, graffiti removal and recycling drives to enhance beautification of America.

Lance Armstrong Foundation
www.livestrong.org
Austin, TX
Dedicated to inspiring and empowering people affected by cancer, helping them live with, through and beyond cancer.

Medicare Rights Center, The
www.medicarerights.org
New York, NY
Through hotlines, education programs and policy initiatives, provides information to people with Medicare and helps assure that older adults and people with disabilities get good, affordable health care.

National Philanthropic Trust
www.nptrust.org
Jenkintown, PA
Promotes and facilitates charitable giving by individuals, families and organizations, and assists donors with the administration and investment of their philanthropy.

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
www.rainn.org
Washington, DC
Carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. Operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800-656-HOPE).

Reading is Fundamental, Inc.
www.rif.org
Washington, DC
Through community volunteers in every state, provides 4.5 million children aged 3 to 8 with 16 million new, free books and literacy resources each year in order to make reading fun and beneficial to their everyday life.

Security on Campus, Inc.
www.securityoncampus.org
Dedicated to safe campuses for college students. Provides services to the victims of college campus violence, educates students to protect themselves and works to ensure that campuses are in compliance with the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act."

Sierra Club of Canada
www.sierraclub.ca
Dedicated to bringing citizens together to solve environmental problems and thereby improve their communities and the earth.

United Through Reading®
www.unitedthroughreading.org
San Diego, CA
The United Through Reading® program enables deployed military parents to stay connected with their children by reading books aloud on videotape or DVD and sending them home for the children's enjoyment.

VetDogs and Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation
www.vetdogs.org and www.fidelco.org
Smithtown, NY and Bloomfield, CT
Vetdogs (Guidedog Foundation for the Blind) trains and places guide and service dogs to veterans returning wounded from Iraq and Afghanistan. Fidelco breeds, trains, and places German Shepard guide dogs throughout the U.S and Canada. (Joint Award.)

World Federation of Mental Health
www.wfmh.com
Working to improve mental health services worldwide, promote good mental health and well-being, and increase public understanding and acceptance of people with mental health problems.


The following organizations are the 2006 PR grant recipients:

Alliance for Consumer Education
www.consumered.org
www.inhalant.org
Washington, DC
Dedicated to advancing community health and education, focusing on inhalant abuse prevention.

American Association of Suicidology
www.suicidology.org
Washington, DC
Dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide. Runs national clearinghouse on suicide and suicide lifeline.

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
www.astho.org
Washington, DC
Represents state and territorial public health agencies dedicated to development and implementation of sound public health policies.

Canada's National History Society
www.historysociety.ca
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Dedicated to raising awareness of Canadian history.

Destination ImagiNation
www.destinationimagination.org
www.idodi.org
Glassboro, NJ
Creativity and problem-solving program for school children.

FishAmerica Foundation
www.asafishing.org
Alexandria, VA
Provides funding for local hand-on projects to enhance fish populations, restore fisheries habitat, improve water quality and advance fisheries research.

Global Fund for Women
www.globalfundforwomen.org
San Francisco, CA
Provides grants to women's rights organizations around the world.

International Crisis Group
www.crisisgroup.org
Washington, DC
Dedicated to prevent and resolve deadly conflict. Work focuses on countries at risk of outbreak, escalation or recurrence of violent conflict.

Invest in Kids
www.investinkids.ca
Toronto, Ontario
Dedicated to strengthening parenting knowledge and skills, helping enable parents become the parents they want and need to be.

It Happened to Alexa Foundation
www.ithappenedtoalexa.org
Lewiston, NY
Provides financial and emotional support to victims of sexual assault, paying travel expenses for a support person to accompany the victim to trial and in some cases providing a person to help the victim navigate the legal system.

JA Worldwide (Junior Achievement)
www.ja.org
Colorado Springs, CO
Dedicated to educating young people about business, economics and entrepreneurship through in-school and after-school programs.

Marine Biological Laboratory
www.mbl.edu
Woods Hole, MA
Dedicated to research and education in the biological, biomedical and environmental sciences.

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP)
www.ncadp.org
Washington, DC
Dedicated to educating the public about capital punishment and to achieving reform at the state level.

National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
www.nrharural.org
Kansas City, MO
Dedicated to ensure access, equity and quality in health care to Americans who call rural areas home.

Oklahoma City National Memorial
www.oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org
Oklahoma City, OK
Honoring "those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever" by the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City and teaching the impact of violence to children and adults.

Partnership Against Domestic Violence
www.padv.org
Atlanta, GA
Dedicated to ending domestic violence, educating the public on dynamics of domestic violence and supporting women and their families in their efforts to live violence free.

Relief International
www.ri.org
Los Angeles, CA
Provides emergency relief, rehabilitation and development assistance to vulnerable communities worldwide.

Safety Magic in Law Enforcement
www.smileclowns.org
Scottsdale, AZ
Using magic and clowns, trains safety professionals to teach safety to children including water safety, gun safety and pool safety.


The following organizations were the 2005 PR grant recipients:

American Jewish World Service, New York
www.ajws.org
New York
Faith-based organization provides non-sectarian international development and emergency relief in the developing world: Africa, Asia and the Americas.

Common Cause Education Fund
www.commoncause.org
Washington, DC
Public interest group with 300,000+ members nationwide carries out projects ranging from voter education and engagement to research in campaign financing, media reform, and other good government efforts.

Community Action Partnership
www.communityactionpartnership.org
Washington, DC
Advocates for low-income people on the national level and provides training and technical assistance to member agencies.

European Space Agency/Hubble
www.eso.org
Germany
Education and outreach for the Hubble Space Telescope in Europe.

Islamic Society of North America
www.isna.net
Indiana
Represents the Muslim community of North America, offering training programs and conferences that address issues of importance to Muslims and participating in interfaith dialogue.

Justice at Stake
www.justiceatstake.org
Washington, DC
National partnership of more than 40 organizations that work together to keep America's courts fair, impartial and independent.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (Canada)
www.madd.ca
Ontario
Conducts programs to stop impaired driving and to support victims.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
www.nami.org
Virginia
Grassroots mental health organization in the U.S., providing education, advocacy and research in support of people living with mental illness and their families.

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
www.dontshake.com
Utah
Conducts research, provides technical assistance, trains professionals, supports parents and establishes programs that will prevent the shaking and abuse of infants and children.

National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV Fund)
www.nnedv.org
Washington, DC
Dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists.

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM)
www.nlbm.com
Missouri
The world's only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the rich history of African-American baseball and its impact on the social advancement of America.

Response-Ability
www.ravolunteers.com
Pennsylvania
Trains, coaches and inspires innovative volunteer teachers to provide quality education in inner city schools and international sites.

Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation
www.slsb.org
California
Dedicated to brightening the lives of seriously ill children and their families and helping children address the social, emotional and medical aspects of living with illness.

The ACT Foundation of Canada
www.actfoundation.ca
Ontario
Conducts cardiopulmonary resuscitation education program for high school students throughout Canada.

The Jason Foundation, Inc.
www.jasonfoundation.com
Tennessee
Promotes prevention of youth suicide through education programs.

Youth Service America
www.ysa.org
Washington, DC
Dedicated to increasing the quantity and quality of volunteer opportunities for young people, ages 5-25, to serve locally, nationally, and globally.


The following organizations were the 2004 PR grant recipients:

ACCION International
www.accion.org

Boston, MA
Fights poverty worldwide through microlending.

Alzheimer's Association
www.alzfdn.org
New York, NY
Disease research and programs/services for individuals with the disease, their family members, and caregivers.

American Association of Poison Control Centers
www.aapcc.org
Washington, DC
Promotes reduction of injury, illness, and death from poisonings and greater public use of the national poison emergency hotline.

Bread for the World
www.bread.org
Washington, D.C.
Anti-hunger advocacy organization

Buckner Orphan Care International's Shoes for Orphan Souls
www.helporphans.org
Dallas, TX
Collects and distributes shoes to orphans in more than 30 countries around the world.

EarthJustice
www.earthjustice.org
Oakland, CA
Non-profit, environmental law firm that provides free legal service to organizations and communities fighting for a cleaner environment.

Earthwatch Institute
www.earthwatch.org
Maynard, MA
Engages volunteers worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.

First Book
www.firstbook.org
Washington, DC
Gives children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books.

IMPACS
www.impacs.org
Vancouver, BC
Provides communication services, media training, media relations and marketing assistance to Canadian charities and not-for-profits.

La Leche League International
www.lalecheleague.org
Shaumberg, IL
Advocates for breast feeding and infant nutrition worldwide.

Lutheran World Relief
www.lwr.org
Baltimore, MD
Works with parishes and partners in 50 countries to help people, grow food, improve health, build livelihoods, strengthen communities, end conflict and recover from disasters.

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)
www.ncrp.org
Washington, D.C.
Advocates for philanthropy that is more supportive of organizations working for social and economic justice.

RespectED (Canadian Red Cross)
www.redcross.ca
Calgary, Alberta
Provides education and services on abuse/violence prevention among teenagers.

Thomas B. Fordham Institute
www.edexcellence.net
Washington, D.C.
Research and education organization seeking to improve K-12 education, especially among poor and minority children.

(Joint Award)
a) Youth Vote Coalition
www.youthvote.org
b) New Voters Project
www.newvotersproject.org
Washington, D.C.
Denver, CO
Nonpartisan coalitions working to increase the political involvement of young Americans.

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