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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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Casita Copan

    Casita Copan

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

  • Schoolhouse Supplies

    Schoolhouse Supplies

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

  • Hells Canyon Preservation Council

    Hells Canyon Preservation Council

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • YouCanFreeUs


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

  • Literacy Council of Buncombe County

    Literacy Council of Buncombe County

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



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

  • Rebuilding Together Nashville

    Rebuilding Together Nashville

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

  • 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.

  • Mladiinfo International

    Mladiinfo International

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

  • Blanket Fort Hope

    Blanket Fort Hope

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

  • Homes for Homes

    Homes for Homes

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

  • 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.

  • Food Finder GA

    Food Finder GA

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

  • Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption

    Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption

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

  • 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.

  • Community Nashville

    Community Nashville

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

  • NAMI Clackamas

    NAMI Clackamas

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

  • Voices Together

    Voices Together

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

  • PetsEmpower


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

Past Emma 25 honorees include these fine causes:

  • 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

  • SOS Outreach

    SOS Outreach

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

  • Send it Foundation

    Send it Foundation

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

  • Believet


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

  • Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association

    Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association

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

  • Parents Helping Parents

    Parents Helping Parents

    Builds bright futures for children with special needs

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Tennessee Women’s Theater Project

    Tennessee Women’s Theater Project

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

  • Angels Joy

    Angels Joy

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

  • Girls in Tech

    Girls in Tech

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

  • International Anti-Poaching Foundation

    International Anti-Poaching Foundation

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

  • Home for the Nations

    Home for the Nations

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

  • IDAY


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

  • 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

  • Dreaming Zebra Foundation

    Dreaming Zebra Foundation

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

  • The Other Side of Service

    The Other Side of Service

    Empowers military spouses to fulfill their career aspirations

  • Urban Green Lab

    Urban Green Lab

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

  • Aphesis House, Inc.

    Aphesis House, Inc.

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

  • A Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee

    A Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee

    Protects newborns from abandonment

  • Freedom’s Promise

    Freedom’s Promise

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

  • EYEJ


    Cleveland, OH

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

  • 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

  • School on Wheels, Inc

    School on Wheels, Inc

    Enhances educational opportunities for homeless children from kindergarten through twelfth grade

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