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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.

Safe Families for Children

HQ Chicago, IL All Locations

Safe Families for Children surrounds families in crisis with a compassionate community, providing childcare, emotional support, and other needed resources when families need it most. Members of its national volunteer network open their homes to temporarily take in children when a parent can’t meet a child’s needs. At the same time, volunteers help parents – many of whom are often socially isolated – through challenging times. Safe Families offers an alternative to foster care and allows families to stay intact. Safe Families has served almost 50,000 children in more than 40 states, 96 percent of whom returned to their family.

Key Issue Area


Organizational Leadership

Dr. David Anderson

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