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It’s not time for Emma 25 quite yet.

We close out each year by recognizing the hard work of small nonprofits doing big things in their communities, awarding 25 of them with a free Emma account to send to up to 5,000 contacts. We’ll be announcing this year’s honorees in the very near future. Stay tuned, and in the mean time meet some past Emma 25 honorees!

How is works

Previous Honorees

About Emma

Nonprofits simply apply for Emma 25. Our staff will review all of the eligible applications and award 25 of them with a free Emma Pro account for up to 5,000 contacts.


We're accepting nominations through Tuesday, December 6, but why dilly-dally? It just takes 10 minutes.


If you’re a 501(c)(3) (or have applied to be one) and have 10 or fewer full-time employees, congrats — you're eligible. Existing Emma customers are welcome to apply, and we happily accept applications from nonprofits around the world.


Emma 25 honorees receive a free Emma Pro account for a lifetime, including:

  • A fully featured Emma account
  • Up to 5,000 contacts per month
  • Unlimited surveys & forms
  • Unlimited support and account help
  • Special classes to master the fundamentals of email marketing
  • Fun Emma goodies


We'll send an email announcing the honorees in mid-December.


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

Meet the 2016 Emma 25 honorees

Casita Copan

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

Girls on the Run DC

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

A Step Ahead Foundation of East Tennessee

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

Catch A Lift Fund

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

Voices Together

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


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

Vision Maker Media

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

Literacy Council of Buncombe County

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

Blanket Fort Hope

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

Food Finder GA

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


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


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

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

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

Hells Canyon Preservation Council

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

Schoolhouse Supplies

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

Streetside Stories

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

Rebuilding Together Nashville

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

Homes for Homes

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

Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)

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

Community Nashville

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

Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption

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

NAMI Clackamas

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

Mladiinfo International

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

The Exceptional Partner Service Dogs

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

Act Like a GRRRL

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

Past Emma 25 honorees include these fine causes:

Angels Joy

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

Nashville in Harmony

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

International Anti-Poaching Foundation

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

Youth Encouragement Services (YES)

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

Aphesis House, Inc.

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

The Other Side of Service

Empowers military spouses to fulfill their career aspirations

School on Wheels, Inc

Enhances educational opportunities for homeless children from kindergarten through twelfth grade

Parents Helping Parents

Builds bright futures for children with special needs

Girls in Tech

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

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


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


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

Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association

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

Cookie Cart

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

Shepherd’s Fold

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

SOS Outreach

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

Dreaming Zebra Foundation

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

Animal Welfare Assistance Group

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

Send it Foundation

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


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

Tennessee Women’s Theater Project

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

Home for the Nations

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

A Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee

Protects newborns from abandonment

Urban Green Lab

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

Freedom’s Promise

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

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  • Emma25 was a real giftCharlie Friedman, Nashville Classical Charter School

  • We’re able to tell our story to more volunteers, donors and supporters than ever before!Susan Hoover, Oklahoma Dental Foundation

  • Our adoptions, donations, volunteer interactions, and overall visibility have increased after using our Emma account and we are so appreciative to have been given this opportunity!Tanya Willis, Agape Animal Rescue

  • Thank you Emma for changing our impact in the fight against human trafficking!Tajuan McCarty, The WellHouse

  • Emma is one of Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry’s new best friends!Kristi Braun, Community Program Manager, Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry