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Meet the 12th annual Emma 25 honorees

We’re honoring this great group of nonprofits with free email marketing service for life. Get to know them, won’t you?

  • Girls in Tech

    Girls in Tech

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

  • IDAY

    IDAY

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

  • School on Wheels, Inc

    School on Wheels, Inc

    Enhances educational opportunities for homeless children from kindergarten through twelfth grade

  • Dreaming Zebra Foundation

    Dreaming Zebra Foundation

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

  • 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

  • Home for the Nations

    Home for the Nations

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

  • SOS Outreach

    SOS Outreach

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

  • 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

  • Believet

    Believet

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

  • Send it Foundation

    Send it Foundation

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

  • 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

  • Aphesis House, Inc.

    Aphesis House, Inc.

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

  • 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

  • The Other Side of Service

    The Other Side of Service

    Empowers military spouses to fulfill their career aspirations

  • Angels Joy

    Angels Joy

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

  • Urban Green Lab

    Urban Green Lab

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

  • Freedom’s Promise

    Freedom’s Promise

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

  • International Anti-Poaching Foundation

    International Anti-Poaching Foundation

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

  • Parents Helping Parents

    Parents Helping Parents

    Builds bright futures for children with special needs

  • EYEJ

    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

  • A Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee

    A Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee

    Protects newborns from abandonment

  • 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

  • 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

  • Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association

    Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association

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

Past Emma 25 honorees include these fine causes:

  • Children’s Healing Art Project

    Children’s Healing Art Project

    Portland, OR

    brings the healing power of art to children in crisis through a mobile team of teaching artists working in children's hospitals

  • Texas Archive of the Moving Image

    Texas Archive of the Moving Image

    Austin, TX

    discovers, preserves, makes accessible and serves community interest in Texas film heritage

  • Colorado Adaptive Sports Foundation

    Colorado Adaptive Sports Foundation

    Littleton, CO

    bolsters independence and self-confidence, elevates social interaction and enhances quality of life for those with physical disabilities

  • Craterian Performances

    Craterian Performances

    Medford, OR

    presents performing artists, produces local theater programs and provides the theater for community use

  • The unPrison Project

    The unPrison Project

    Minneapolis, MN

    empowers, inspires and cultivates life skills, literacy and mentoring for women and girls in prison for a successful life after their release

  • The Sergeant Thomas Joseph Sullivan Center

    The Sergeant Thomas Joseph Sullivan Center

    Washington, D.C.

    combats post-deployment illness in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who are suffering from toxic exposures in the combat theater

  • Connectcity, Inc.

    Connectcity, Inc.

    Longwood, FL

    restores the lives of men and women who have been victimized by human trafficking

  • Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter

    Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter

    Negaunee, MI

    improves the quality of life for domestic animals and provide a safe haven while finding lifelong homes

  • Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center

    Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center

    Santa Barbara, CA

    empowers people through healing and social change to eliminate all forms of sexual violence

  • Reach4Hope

    Reach4Hope

    Dallas, TX

    serves inner city, at-risk Dallas youth through an after-school program homework center with dinner and academic help

  • Project Schoolhouse

    Project Schoolhouse

    Austin, TX

    builds elementary schools and water systems in rural Nicaraguan communities and gives grants to graduates to continue their educations

  • Walk/Bike Nashville

    Walk/Bike Nashville

    Nashville, TN

    works to build a more walkable, bikeable and livable Nashville

  • The Six-Second Project

    The Six-Second Project

    Centennial, CO

    inspires donors to fund agriculture-based solutions so people can grow their own food to feed their families

  • Amputee Blade Runners

    Amputee Blade Runners

    Nashville, TN

    spreads the gift of running by providing free running prosthetics to amputees who seek a more active lifestyle

  • Dreams and Wishes of TN

    Dreams and Wishes of TN

    Nashville, TN

    grants wishes for kids who have relapsed from cancer

  • Upstream Arts

    Upstream Arts

    Minneapolis, MN

    enhances the lives of adults and youth with disabilities by fostering creative communication and social independence through arts education

  • Survivors of Torture, International

    Survivors of Torture, International

    San Diego, CA

    cares for politically motivated torture survivors and their families through mental health, social services and educating the public

  • Susie’s Hope

    Susie’s Hope

    High Point, NC

    fosters awareness of the animal abuse and to work to end this epidemic by providing education to people of all ages

  • Victim Assistance Program

    Victim Assistance Program

    Akron, OH

    empowers the community to restore lives impacted by crisis, violence and tragedy

  • 350 Sacramento

    350 Sacramento

    Sacramento, CA

    supports initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help build a global climate movement

  • Freedom Home

    Freedom Home

    Chisinau, Moldova

    provides a safe and spacious place of redemption, healing and restoration for survivors of sex trafficking

  • Desert Island Supply Co.

    Desert Island Supply Co.

    Birmingham, AL

    gives Birmingham-area children and teens more opportunities to write and create

  • Nurture Via Nature

    Nurture Via Nature

    Delray Beach, FL

    improves communities with an after-school food program to nourish children in need with fresh produce and support local farmers and markets

  • Global Girls

    Global Girls

    Chicago, IL

    uses the performing arts to equip African-American girls with skills to nurture their individual growth and inspire them to use their talents

  • About-Face

    About-Face

    San Francisco, CA

    equips women and girls with tools to understand and resist harmful media messages that affect their self-esteem and body image

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