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Meet the 13th annual Emma 25 honorees

We’re honoring this great group of nonprofits with a free Emma account for life. Get to know them, won’t you?

  • Literacy Council of Buncombe County

    Literacy Council of Buncombe County

    Increases comprehensive literacy and English language skills through specialized instruction by trained tutors.

  • The Exceptional Partner Service Dogs

    The Exceptional Partner Service Dogs

    Provides psychiatric service dogs, free of charge, to people suffering from PTSD, severe depression, and debilitating anxiety.

  • Schoolhouse Supplies

    Schoolhouse Supplies

    Supports public education in the Portland, Oregon area by providing free school supplies to students in need.

  • Homes for Homes

    Homes for Homes

    Sustains families around the globe by providing them a quality home.

  • Streetside Stories

    Streetside Stories

    Cultivates the voices of young people from underrepresented communities by teaching them how to write, illustrate, and share stories.

  • Vision Maker Media

    Vision Maker Media

    Empowers and engages Native People to tell stories in partnership with public television and radio.



    Provides free and confidential support services to victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence and educational and awareness activities in the community.

  • Voices Together

    Voices Together

    Empowers individuals with developmental disabilities to transform their own lives through music therapy.

  • Blanket Fort Hope

    Blanket Fort Hope

    Loves and cares for child trafficking victims through housing, services, and long-term commitment.

  • Mladiinfo International

    Mladiinfo International

    Helps young people from all over the world fulfill their educational potential, despite being challenged by disadvantages.

  • Food Finder GA

    Food Finder GA

    Uses technology to connect food insecure families in Georgia with their next meal.

  • PetsEmpower


    Increases the capacity across the United States for short-term pet fostering during crisis situations through stable funding, volunteer referral and consulting.

  • Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)

    Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)

    Advances global awareness, social justice, human rights, and humanitarian development by catalyzing creative works of visual storytelling.

  • A Step Ahead Foundation of East Tennessee

    A Step Ahead Foundation of East Tennessee

    Provides free long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) to all women in East Tennessee, thus preventing unintended pregnancies.

  • Act Like a GRRRL

    Act Like a GRRRL

    Invites girls to “stand up and speak out” through autobiographical writing and performance in a supportive community.

  • Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption

    Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption

    Finds responsible homes for retired racing greyhounds and educating the public about greyhounds as pets.

  • Casita Copan

    Casita Copan

    Prevents child abandonment by nurturing orphaned and vulnerable children and supporting single mothers.

  • T.A.C.T. (Teaching Autistic Children Trades)

    T.A.C.T. (Teaching Autistic Children Trades)

    Provides trade and technical skills to children, young adults and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  • Catch A Lift Fund

    Catch A Lift Fund

    Helps post 9/11 combat wounded veterans all over the U.S. recover, rehabilitate and reintegrate through physical fitness.

  • YouCanFreeUs


    Fights human trafficking through rescue, rehabilitation and advocacy of victims of trafficking.

  • NAMI Clackamas

    NAMI Clackamas

    Improves the quality of life for everyone impacted by mental health issues through support, education, and advocacy.

  • Girls on the Run DC

    Girls on the Run DC

    Equips girls with the girls with the information and empowerment they need to meet life’s pressing challenges.

  • Community Nashville

    Community Nashville

    Promotes respect and understanding among all races, religions and cultures in the area through advocacy and youth education.

  • Rebuilding Together Nashville

    Rebuilding Together Nashville

    Restores, rebuilds and performs essential repairs at homes of low-income area residents.

  • Hells Canyon Preservation Council

    Hells Canyon Preservation Council

    Protects, connects, and restores the Greater Hells Canyon Region for today and future generations.

Past Emma 25 honorees include these fine causes:

  • Shepherd’s Fold

    Shepherd’s Fold

    Birmingham, AL

    Equips men and women to make a genuine life transformation after prison and become a contributing member of society

  • Animal Welfare Assistance Group

    Animal Welfare Assistance Group

    Strives to keep pets out of shelters and rescues and to help their owners keep them in their loving homes

  • A Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee

    A Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee

    Protects newborns from abandonment

  • EYEJ


    Cleveland, OH

    Builds leaders through programming and discussion series focused on 6-8th grade participants, led by diverse professionals from the Cleveland community

  • Tennessee Women’s Theater Project

    Tennessee Women’s Theater Project

    Provides acting, directing, design and management opportunities for women in professional theater productions

  • School on Wheels, Inc

    School on Wheels, Inc

    Enhances educational opportunities for homeless children from kindergarten through twelfth grade

  • Parents Helping Parents

    Parents Helping Parents

    Builds bright futures for children with special needs

  • Send it Foundation

    Send it Foundation

    Inspires positivity, courage and gratitude in young adult cancer fighters through the gift of outdoor adventure and community

  • Cookie Cart

    Cookie Cart

    Provides teens 15 to 18 years old with life and leadership skills through experience and training in an urban nonprofit bakery

  • Angels Joy

    Angels Joy

    Serves children, youth and young adults who are in need of care and protection

  • SOS Outreach

    SOS Outreach

    Uses year-round, outdoor sports to engage underserved students in long-term mentor based relationships

  • Aphesis House, Inc.

    Aphesis House, Inc.

    Provides transitional housing for previously incarcerated men with history of substance abuse and homelessness

  • Nashville in Harmony

    Nashville in Harmony

    Nashville, TN

    Brings people together within both the LGBT community and also the community at large through the musical arts

  • Notes for Notes

    Notes for Notes

    Designs, equips and staffs after-school recording studios inside Boys & Girls Clubs and educates youth about careers both on stage and behind the scenes

  • International Anti-Poaching Foundation

    International Anti-Poaching Foundation

    Develops, implements and manages anti-poaching ranger training, conservation security plans and and anti-poaching operations

  • IDAY


    Brings together 450 associations in Africa and Europe, all united by a shared goal – quality basic education for all African children and youth

  • The Other Side of Service

    The Other Side of Service

    Empowers military spouses to fulfill their career aspirations

  • Believet


    Provides highly skilled assistance dogs, free of charge, to disabled veterans

  • Freedom’s Promise

    Freedom’s Promise

    Prevents human trafficking and child exploitation in Cambodia through individualized community development programs

  • Youth Encouragement Services (YES)

    Youth Encouragement Services (YES)

    Nashville, TN

    Strives to enrich the lives of children in inner city Nashville by encouraging them to reach their full potential

  • Girls in Tech

    Girls in Tech

    Focuses on the engagement, education and empowerment of girls and women who are passionate about technology

  • Home for the Nations

    Home for the Nations

    Seeks to provide homes for impoverished communities like the Tent Cities in Haiti

  • Dreaming Zebra Foundation

    Dreaming Zebra Foundation

    Encourages children to embrace their individuality, express themselves creatively and follow their artistic dreams

  • Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association

    Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association

    Preserves, protects and restores the free-flowing rivers of Tennessee

  • Urban Green Lab

    Urban Green Lab

    Improves the health and well-being of the Nashville community through sustainability

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