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Spotlight on nominee Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation

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nominee Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation

Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy nominees, we have nominee Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation, nominated by donor brysonfamily. They fund less toxic therapies for children with cancer so they can have a better quality of life as they battle the disease. 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 Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation

Our Mission
Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation’s mission is to fund less toxic therapies for children with cancer so they can have a better quality of life as they battle the disease and to give families hope by bridging the funding gap and making available potentially life-saving clinical trials that would otherwise not be available.
Through its many programs, Arms Wide Open also helps families throughout the United States both financially and emotionally who are suffering hardship due to their child’s diagnosis of cancer, providing them with support during the most difficult time of their lives. Arms Wide Open supports families from diagnosis to sadly, sometimes their child’s death, and beyond.
Through our Emmy-Award winning documentaries and awareness campaign, The Truth 365, we are committed to educating the general public on the truth about childhood cancer, raising awareness on a global level, uniting the childhood cancer community, starting a movement through CureFest, and giving children with cancer a voice so that they will see change in their lifetime.

So please visit the page of nominee Arms Wide Open to vote for, like, or discuss this cause! And learn about the inspiring impacts of AWOCCF's 10 years of teamwork:

Spotlight on nominee Woodwell Climate Research Center

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nominee Woodwell Climate Research Center

Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy nominees, we have nominee Woodwell Climate Research Center, nominated by donor RoamX. They advance scientific discovery and solutions to address the world’s climate challenges. 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 Woodwell Climate Research Center

Rising to the challenge

Three and a half decades since our founding, it seems the world is finally opening its eyes to the mounting crisis of climate change.

In 2020, to better guide policy and decision makers around the world in facing these urgent realities, Woods Hole Research Center became Woodwell Climate Research Center—not only to honor our founder and one of the foremost scientific voices of our time, but to more clearly embody who we are: a group of scientists and a global network of partners singularly devoted to finding societal-scale solutions to the imminent threat of climate change.

Now more than ever before, we are resolved in that pursuit—to bring decades of expertise, discovery, and science-based answers to bear so that, together, we might solve the greatest challenge of our time.

So please visit the page of nominee Woodwell Climate Research Center to vote for, like, or discuss this cause! And check out this introduction to Woodwell Climate and the challenges they're helping the world face:

Spotlight on nominee NAACP Foundation

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nominee NAACP Foundation

Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy nominees, we have nominee NAACP Foundation, nominated by donor OBXCommonGood. They support the mission of NAACP by raising funds and promoting philanthropy to sustain civil rights and social justice advocacy. 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 NAACP Foundation

The NAACP Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) entity, supports our civil rights and social justice work by raising funds and promoting philanthropy. The Foundation Board oversees our Empowerment Programs, generating essential support for NAACP efforts, including ACT-SO, increasing economic opportunity and education, and fighting for environmental climate justice, equitable healthcare, and voting rights.

HISTORY

NAACP General Counsel Robert L. Carter conducted the research, developed the strategy, and crafted the legal documents to establish the NAACP Special Contribution Fund (SCF) in 1957, now known as the NAACP Foundation.

The NAACP Board of Directors approved the creation of SCF to maintain funding for legal and educational work on June 10, 1963, to be directed by a Board of Trustees elected by the Board.

The group's work expanded in 2017, when SCF transition into the NAACP Foundation to help increase our fundraising base and to more effectively pursue and expand our goals for the 21st century and beyond. The Board has played a pivotal role in key fundraising campaigns, including our Founders Week Sustainer Campaign and the 2021 Advancing the Black Agenda campaign. Over the last several years, NAACP Foundation trustees have raised over $30 million dollars.

So please visit the page of nominee NAACP Foundation to vote for, like, or discuss this cause! And check out NAACP's look back at 2020: