North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation Inc
The North Carolina Museum Of Art Foundation's Primary Mission Is To Foster And Promote The Growth, Progress, And General Welfare Of The North Carolina Museum Of Art.
North Carolina Museum Of Life & Science
Our mission is to create a place of lifelong learning where people, from young child to senior citizen, embrace science as a way of knowing about themselves, their community and their world. The Museum primarily serves the Triangle region of North Carolina, with additional impact state-wide and nationally through our partnerships.
SPCA of Wake County
Founded in 1967, the SPCA of Wake County is a non-profit animal welfare organization whose mission is to transform the lives of pets and people through protection, care, education, and adoption.
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County
Habitat Wake brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. 1 in 4 families in Wake and Johnston counties lacks access to affordable housing, which often means choosing between paying for housing and paying for other necessities like food, healthcare and education. Habitat Wake helps families build and purchase safe, affordable homes. Program participants pay an affordable monthly mortgage, complete sweat equity hours and take financial education courses. Habitat Wake also repairs homes and supports global Habitat building in Honduras, Cambodia and Malawi. The need for affordable housing is tremendous, but with the support of thousands of volunteers and donors each year, we can give more families the chance to build a better life.
YMCA of the Triangle Area
Founded in 1883, YMCAs collectively make up the largest nonprofit community service organization in America. YMCAs are at the heart of community life in neighborhoods and towns across the nation. They work to meet the health and social service needs of 16.9 million men, women and children.YMCAs help people develop values and behavior that are consistent with Christian principles. YMCAs are for people of all faiths, races, abilities, ages and incomes. No one is turned away for inability to pay. YMCAs' strength is in the people they bring together.In the average YMCA, a volunteer board sets policy for its executive, who manages the operation with full-time and part-time staff and volunteer leaders. YMCAs meet local community needs through organized activities called programs. In its own way, every YMCA nurtures the healthy development of children and teens; strengthens families; and makes its community a healthier, safer, better place to live.YMCA programs are tools for building the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Longtime leaders in community-based health and fitness and aquatics, YMCAs teach kids to swim, offer exercise classes for people with disabilities and lead adult aerobics. They also offer hundreds of other programs in response to community needs, including camping, child care (the Y movement is the nation's largest not-for-profit provider), teen clubs, environmental programs, substance abuse prevention, youth sports, family nights, job training, international exchange and many more.Organization: Each YMCA is a charitable nonprofit, qualifying under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Tax Code. Each is independent. YMCAs are required by the national constitution to pay annual dues, to refrain from discrimination and to support the YMCA mission. All other decisions are local choices, including programs offered, staffing and style of operation. The national office, called the YMCA of the USA, is in Chicago, with Field offices in California, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota and Texas. It is staffed by 241 employees. Its purpose is to serve member associations.International: YMCAs are at work in more than 120 countries around the world, serving more than 30 million people. Some 230 local US YMCAs maintain more than 370 relationships with YMCAs in other countries, operate international programs and contribute to YMCA work worldwide through the YMCA World Service campaign. Like other national YMCA movements, the YMCA of the USA is a member of the World Alliance of YMCAs, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.History: The YMCA was founded in London, England, in 1844 by George Williams and about a dozen friends who lived and worked as clerks in a drapery a forerunner of dry-goods and department stores. Their goal was to help young men like themselves find God. The first members were evangelical Protestants who prayed and studied the Bible as an alternative to vice. The Y movement has always been nonsectarian and today accepts those of all faiths at all levels of the organization, despite its unchanging name, the Young Men's Christian Association.The first U.S. YMCA started in Boston in 1851, the work of Thomas Sullivan, a retired sea captain who was a lay missionary. Ys spread fast and soon were serving boys and older men as well as young men. Although 5,145 women worked in YMCA military canteens in World War I, it wasn't until after World War II that women and girls were admitted to full membership and participation in the US YMCAs. Today half of all YMCA members and program members are female, and half are under age 18.