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Benj and Jessica launched a nonprofit. Follow our journey as we built a 501(c)(3) and a web site, and now usher in an endless stream of worthy charity nominees and monthly grant winners!

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November 2021 winner All Hands and Hearts

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Charitocracy's 63rd check to October winner All Hands and Hearts for $1010

We have good news about November winner All Hands and Hearts, right after this quick update...

Road Trip!

I'll keep this short, since I'm on the road visiting some cities in the southeast I've been missing out on my whole life: Savannah, Charleston, and Wilmington. A lot of history and culture to learn about down here. (Also some decent breweries!) Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving, and please keep Charitocracy in your thoughts during this Giving Season. Thank you all! ❤️

November 2021 winner All Hands and Hearts

Last night we named Charitocracy's 63rd monthly winner. Congratulations to Hurricane Ida Relief @ All Hands and Hearts, nominated by donor RoamX. They deliver a Smart Response to those reeling from Hurricane Ida, devastating Louisiana and bringing historic flooding to NY & NJ. You can find their website here.

Now you have a week to further sweeten the pot with a special one-time donation of any amount, which we'll add straight to the check we write to AHAH next week. (We've got one already!)

So finally check out this video about All Hands and Hearts' response to Hurricane Ida. Then feel good about your part in our collective $1010+ grant to support AHAH's ongoing work.

Have a great December and be sure to log into Charitocracy to update your votes or nominate a new cause!

Spotlight on nominee Sabrina Cohen Foundation

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Nominee Sabrina Cohen Foundation

Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy nominees, we have nominee Sabrina Cohen Foundation, nominated by donors Alistair and Rebecca. They improve the quality of life for people living with disabilities by providing adaptive fitness and beach access. You can find their web site here.

A few words on Charitocracy

Firstly, for newcomers: here's how it works. Donors pool their monthly contributions, as little as $1. The cause with the most votes each month wins the pot. No matter how much or how little you contribute, each donor at Charitocracy gets one vote. This is where charity meets democracy. So please share this post (see social sharing icons at top of post) and ask your friends to join us and vote! That's how we spread the word and, as a result, grow the monthly pot. The bigger the pot, the bigger our positive impact on the world!

About nominee Sabrina Cohen Foundation

Exercise is an activity many people enjoy to strengthen bodies and calm minds. It is especially beneficial for those living with catastrophic illness, injury and secondary health conditions related to long-term disabilities. In many communities, however, gyms and leisure centers are “no-go zones” for the disabled because these facilities often lack ramps, lifts and automatic doors, making them difficult to navigate. High membership fees, inaccessible locker rooms, no specialized equipment and inexperienced staff members are some of the common barriers that can prevent disabled people from participating.

Since 2013, SCF has been working with the City of Miami Beach to develop more inclusive outdoor spaces. On July 23, 2014 the City Commission voted unanimously to approve SCF’s plan to create a fully accessible beach and adaptive playground for kids with special needs on Collins Avenue. To best compliment these outdoor activities, the development of an adaptive recreation center will provide a “go-to” destination offering beach access to participants, with full-time specialized staff, a dedicated place to store all personal belongings (wheelchairs), plus adaptive beach equipment, shelter from rainy days and an indoor first aid station.

SCF will play a leading role in the day-to-day management of the center and fundraising initiatives – partnering with veteran associations and various disability related organizations.

Our History

From 2006 to 2012, SCF focused on raising funds to support scientists advancing the field of Regenerative Medicine. SCF donated research grants to the University of California, Irvine, where studies of restoring mobility in paralyzed rats and research on spinal cord injuries yielded the world’s first-ever FDA approved embryonic stem cell treatment to be tested in humans; to Dr. Joshua Hare, Cardiologist and Director of the University of Miami Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, where he is currently using adult stem cells in clinical trials treat heart disease; and to Dr. Sally Temple, co-Founder and Scientific Director of the New York Neural Stem Cell Institute, to support their Optic Nerve Injury Program.

As the spokesperson of SCF and the cause, Sabrina traveled all over the country to educate the public about the importance of moving this science forward.

So please visit the page of nominee Sabrina Cohen Foundation to vote for, like, or discuss this cause! And check out this 1 minute video illustrating their manifesto.

Spotlight on nominee League of Women Voters of NC

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Nominee League of Women Voters of NC

Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy nominees, we have nominee League of Women Voters of NC, nominated by donor John Towler. They encourage active & informed participation of citizens in government and understanding of major policy issues. You can find their web site here.

A few words on Charitocracy

Firstly, for newcomers: here's how it works. Donors pool their monthly contributions, as little as $1. The cause with the most votes each month wins the pot. No matter how much or how little you contribute, each donor at Charitocracy gets one vote. This is where charity meets democracy. So please share this post (see social sharing icons at top of post) and ask your friends to join us and vote! That's how we spread the word and, as a result, grow the monthly pot. The bigger the pot, the bigger our positive impact on the world!

About nominee League of Women Voters of NC

Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

What We Do

The League of Women Voters of North Carolina – part of a national network, the League of Women Voters of the US – encourages informed and active participation in our democracy and influences public policy through advocacy and organizing. Our vision was formed 100 years ago by leaders of the women’s suffrage movement, and today we remain a strong nonpartisan, activist, grassroots organization that believes voters should play a critical role in democracy.

Our members – 2,000 strong in 19 local leagues – are fighting to protect voting rights, promote voter registration, and ensure fair representation in North Carolina. As a part of the only national, nonpartisan organization with the operational capabilities to engage vast groups of voters around the country, the League is well-positioned to protect our vibrant democracy.

LWVNC, Inc. provides funding for NC Leagues to conduct research and prepare publications and materials. LWVNC holds forums and disseminates information and training to citizens. LWVNC, Inc. projects must present fair, objective, nonpartisan information to the general public. Projects cannot advocate for legislation or urge any action to affect legislation, and they cannot support candidates for office. Your donation to LWVNC, Inc. is tax deductible.

Nonpartisan Policy

The purpose of the League of the Women Voters is to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation in government at all levels. The League of Women Voters is nonpartisan in that it does not support or oppose any political party or candidate. The League takes positions on selected governmental and other issues after study and consensus. The League recognizes the role of political parties in government and believes that participation in the activities of parties is an essential ingredient of citizen responsibility. While the League urges its members to be politically active, certain constraints are necessary to maintain the nonpartisanship of the League as an organization and its tax-exempt status.

So please visit the page of nominee League of Women Voters of NC to vote for, like, or discuss this cause! And check out this video explaining what they're all about.