All across America, high-impact nonprofits are breaking cycles and changing lives.

From coast to coast, dynamic social entrepreneurs are leading transformative nonprofit organizations with a shared mission to break the cycle of poverty and build stronger, safer communities where all people can discover their full potential.

The Church Responds

HQ Houston, TX All Locations

The Church Responds builds coalitions of local churches capable of responding to and meeting the needs of their communities after disasters. These local coalitions also focus on addressing long-term, chronic issues that plague their communities. The Church Responds provides an advisor and framework to its champion churches and guides them in the creation of a church coalition that tackle issues such as homelessness, crime, strained racial relations, economic mobility, and the like. Numerous coalitions have been formed, enabling dozens of local churches to purposefully unify and strengthen their communities.

Key Issue Area

Economic Mobility

Organizational Leadership

Partners in Change

HQ Atlanta, GA All Locations

Partners in Change pairs trained volunteer coaches with adults that are looking to overcome various barriers that are holding them back. Partners in Change Coaches – comprised of volunteers from corporations, colleges, nonprofits, and faith communities – build authentic relationships with program members living in poverty around the Atlanta area. With a strong belief in the Members’ potential, Coaches help them achieve personal goals, leading to transformational outcomes for Members and their families.

Key Issue Area

Economic Mobility

Organizational Leadership

Together Chicago

HQ Chicago, IL All Locations

Together Chicago seeks to be a catalyst for lasting transformation in the city of Chicago by convening faith, nonprofit, businesses, community, and civic leaders to address the root issues of one of the city’s most persistent problems: gun violence. By encouraging local churches to engage in educational volunteerism, workforce development, and community-based justice centers, Together Chicago hopes to reduce violence and foster the renewal of the Windy City.

Key Issue Area

Economic Mobility

Organizational Leadership

Savannah Leadership Foundation

HQ Savannah, GA All Locations

Savannah Leadership Foundation works to remove barriers and unleash the potential of the city’s neighborhoods. It invests in the next generation of leaders through its Young Eagles Mentorship Program, partners with local community organizations to tackle pressing problems, and looks to leverage churches and other faith-based organizations to serve the incarcerated population. By engaging leaders of good faith and good will, building the capacity of others, and developing joint initiatives, Savannah Leadership Foundation seeks to help people achieve their potential.

Key Issue Area

Economic Mobility

Organizational Leadership

Be A Mentor

HQ North Charleston, SC All Locations

Be A Mentor partners closely with local schools to match children from low-income neighborhoods with an adult mentor who can help them achieve their full potential. Be A Mentor provides mentors with a variety of ways to engage and build true relationship with young people, helping the children increase their knowledge, abilities, and confidence. By rejecting the “high-risk” label so often placed on these young people, Be A Mentor firmly believes that these same children are in fact on the “on the brink of success” and possess great potential.

Key Issue Area

Youth

Organizational Leadership

Resurgence Leadership Foundation

HQ Atlanta, GA All Locations

Resurgence Leadership Foundation builds the capacity and effectiveness of existing mentorship organizations while also training the next generation of mentors. Through its Youth Mentoring Collaborative, Resurgence Leadership Foundation equips mentor programs with evidence-based certification and knowledge of best practices to make sure their mentorship programs are transformational. The Young Commanders Leadership Program invests in young men and prepares them to become mentors themselves, training the urban leaders of tomorrow.

Key Issue Area

Economic Mobility

Organizational Leadership

Fresno Pacific University Center for Community Transformation

HQ Fresno, CA All Locations

The Center for Community Transformation leverages the assets of the faith community to address the most significant economic, physical, and spiritual challenges in Fresno. The Center for Community Transformation catalyzes faith-based economic development models that work in impoverished contexts, partners with local churches to provide financial coaching to their neighbors living on low incomes, and trains budding entrepreneurs through their micro-enterprise incubator to help people achieve their full potential.

Key Issue Area

Economic Mobility

Organizational Leadership

First Coast Leadership Foundation

HQ Jacksonville, FL All Locations

First Coast Leadership Foundation engages the communities of Jacksonville, FL, through a variety of programmatic offerings. It tackles issues ranging from health care, affordable housing, and civic engagement. First Coast Leadership Foundation’s Empowerment II Mentorship Program helps youth discover their unique gifts and talents and develop resiliency, raising up the urban leaders of tomorrow.

Key Issue Area

Economic Mobility

Organizational Leadership

Memphis Leadership Foundation

HQ Memphis, TN All Locations

Memphis Leadership Foundation works to transform the city of Memphis by incubating various ministries to work in communities, training urban leaders, and providing back-office support and services to numerous nonprofit partners. Memphis Leadership Foundation also runs programming to help those from the refugee community, formerly incarcerated individuals, and college students unlock their full potential.

Key Issue Area

Economic Mobility

Organizational Leadership

Next Chapter Ministries

HQ Rochester, MN All Locations

Next Chapter Ministries builds deep and lasting relationships with people impacted by the criminal justice system to break generational cycles of incarceration. Ranging from Bible studies in detention centers to housing formerly incarcerated individuals in their Discipleship Homes, Next Chapter Ministries works to help people reconnect with their families and communities. As people experience holistic transformation, Next Chapter Ministries hopes to see the culture of crime in their county change to a culture characterized by flourishing.

Key Issue Area

Criminal Justice

Organizational Leadership

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