Atlanta is a city that is home to a wide variety of non-profit organizations and charities that are dedicated to helping the community. From providing job training and employment services to creating new jobs and offering assistance to those with disabilities, these organizations are making a difference in the lives of many. Sober Living America Inc., Goodwill of North Georgia, The Carter Center, Habitat for Humanity International, The Southern Regional Education Board, Battelle, The Nature Conservancy, WestEd, Best Friends Animal Society, Whitefoord Inc., The CDC Foundation, Habitat For Humanity International, The YMCA, Project CF Spouse, Two & You Foundation, Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Aid Atlanta, Georgia Caribbean Student Alliance, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, Atlanta Community Food Bank, The Atlanta Botanical Garden, The Atlanta Police Foundation, V2L Foundation Inc., Communities In Schools of Atlanta, Camp Twin Lakes and Georgia Special Olympics are just some of the non-profit organizations located in Atlanta. Goodwill of North Georgia is an organization that is committed to putting people to work.
They provide job training and employment services to approximately 200 residents of North Georgia and have contracts to provide cleaning and facility management services. Their Sability One contracts require that 75% of their work be done by people with disabilities. The Carter Center is a non-governmental organization founded in 1982 by former United States President Jimmy Carter. It works to advance peace and health around the world by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; improving mental health care; and teaching farmers in developing nations to increase crop production.
Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1976 by the couple Millard and Linda Fuller. Its mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. They work to provide affordable housing solutions for those in need. The Southern Regional Education Board works with 16 member states to improve public education at all levels from preschool to doctorate.
Batelle carries out research and development activities, manages laboratories, designs and manufactures products for government and commercial customers. By applying science and technology their innovative applications have a significant social and economic impact. The Nature Conservancy is a charitable environmental organization that was founded in 1915 by a group of activists and scientists who were trying to solve and save threatened natural areas. Their mission is to protect nature for the people of today and of the future. WestEd is a nonpartisan non-profit national research, development and services agency that works with education and other communities to promote excellence, achieve equity and improve learning for children, youth and adults. They have 16 offices across the country from Washington and Boston to Arizona and California. Best Friends Animal Society was founded in its current form in 1993 as a 501 American non-profit organization dedicated to animal welfare.
They work to end the killing of animals in shelters by providing resources for pet owners. Whitefoord Inc., The CDC Foundation, Habitat For Humanity International have between 1000 and 5000 employees. The YMCA was established more than 160 years ago as a charitable organization dedicated to the health of individuals and communities. Their focus on inclusion and accessibility means that they serve people of all ages backgrounds and abilities at all stages of life. Project CF Spouse is a non-profit organization management company that provides resources for military spouses who are dealing with deployment or other military related issues. Two & You Foundation is a not-for-profit management company that works with individuals with disabilities or special needs.
Alpha Delta Pi Sorority is a non-profit organization management company that provides scholarships for women. Aid Atlanta is an agency that provides assistance to those living with HIV/AIDS or other chronic illnesses. Georgia Caribbean Student Alliance is a non-profit organization management company that works with students from Caribbean countries who are studying in the United States. Boys & Girls Clubs of America is a non-profit organization management company that provides after school programs for children from low income families. Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta is an affiliate of Boys & Girls Clubs of America that provides after school programs for children from low income families in the Metro Atlanta area. Atlanta Community Food Bank is a non-profit management company that works to reduce hunger in 29 counties in metro Atlanta through food distribution programs. The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a non-profit organization management company that works to promote plant conservation through education programs. The Atlanta Police Foundation is a non-profit organization management company that works to support the Atlanta Police Department through community outreach programs.
V2L Foundation Inc., is a non-profit organization management company that works with veterans who are transitioning back into civilian life. Communities In Schools Of Atlanta is a non-profit organization management company that works with at risk youth by providing them with resources such as mentoring programs or job training opportunities. Camp Twin Lakes is a non-profit organization management company that provides camp experiences for children with serious illnesses or disabilities. Georgia Special Olympics is a non-profit organization management company that provides sports training opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities.