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In the first episode of Crazy Good Turns Season 3, we award a $50,000 grant to an organization that’s making a difference. We also celebrate Crazy Good Kids, today’s young people who are giving back.

In the first episode of Crazy Good Turns Season 3, we award a $50,000 grant to an organization that’s making a difference. We also celebrate Crazy Good Kids, today’s young people who are giving back.

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Ashoka

Submitted by

Terry Donovan

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Ashoka’s series called Leadyoung, features individuals who launched a social enterprise at a young age and went on to launch international organizations.

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Support the Girls

Submitted by

Ephraim Gopin

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Support the Girls collects and distributes donations of new/used bras and new sealed packages of tampons and maxi pads to homeless women and girls across North America.

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Focused Community Strategies

Submitted by

Cama Gebhart

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FCS has been partnering with the Historic South Atlanta Neighborhood since 2001. In the last fifteen years, FCS has been able to restore over 140 homes and brought dozens of families in the neighborhood which creates a wholesome, viable, and self-sustaining mixed-income neighborhood.

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48in48

Submitted by

Emily Hilimire

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Centered around a 48-hour hackathon-style events: 48in48 connects local nonprofits and skilled marketing and technology professionals. At the end of these 48 hours, 48 local nonprofits have new, professional, websites.

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Curing Kids Cancer

Submitted by

Abigail Pait

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Funding innovative research and treatments to find cures for all childhood cancers in our lifetime.

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United Way

Submitted by

Catherine Sharretts

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The GEANCO Foundation

Submitted by

Afam Onyema

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The GEANCO Foundation saves and transforms the lives of the poor and vulnerable in Africa.   

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Thistle Farms

Submitted by

Ben Pitts

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Thistle Farms’ mission is to heal, empower and employ women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. We do this by providing safe and supportive housing, the opportunity for economic independence, and a strong community of advocates and partners.

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Hope for Henry Foundation

Submitted by

Allen Goldberg

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Hope for Henry is reinventing how hospitals care for seriously ill children and their families through innovative programs that entertain, reduce stress and empower children to be active participants in their own care.

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Send Musicians to Prison

Submitted by

Ben Pitts

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Singers, songwriters and musicians from around the country who believe in reconciliation and restoration.

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CHIP Housing

Submitted by

Desiree Gonzalez

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CHIP assists low-income and rural disadvantaged residents, seniors and others who lack financial resources or knowledge to improve or provide adequately for their housing.

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Mission STL

Submitted by

Jon Givens

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Mission: St. Louis works alongside people who want to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families.

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Wishes & More

Submitted by

Joelle Gamble

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Wishes & More enhances the life of a child fighting a terminal or life-threatening condition by providing extraordinary experiences including wishes, scholarships, memorials and more.

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Music Makes Me Happy

Submitted by

Joshua Dingle

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A community of artists who inspire social change through art and music.

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Hello Hope

Submitted by

Mary Beth Thomas

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A not-for-profit corporation focused on connecting families facing medical adversity with hope through stories and practical resources.

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One Generation Away

Submitted by

Connie Bond

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OneGen is dedicated to providing emergency food service to those in need via mobile pantries, as well as through partnerships with hospitals, social workers, schools, law enforcement, churches, civic groups, and many others who want to wipe hunger off the face of America.

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Jonah's Journey

Submitted by

Daniel Young

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Jonah’s Journey provides temporary or long-term care for children in need of a safe home. The ministry began by serving incarcerated mothers in the Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville but has evolved over the years to meet the needs of other children regardless of age or situation.

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The Ron and Vicki Santo Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation

Submitted by

Tucker Hite

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The mission of the foundation is to educate people about the availability and efficacy of diabetic alert dogs and to raise funds in order to assist approved clients with the purchase of a diabetic alert dog.

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Harmony Project

Submitted by

Tony Silbert

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Learning to play an instrument takes patience, persistence, and focus — the same qualities students need to excel in school and in their future career. The Harmony Project supports students every step of the way, helping them achieve their goals throughout their childhood.

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Caritas Partners

Submitted by

David Powell

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Caritas Partners developed from a fundamental belief that Wall Street has a leadership role to play in high impact philanthropy. They use daily trading activity to create value for their customers and communities.

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Amplio Recruiting

Submitted by

Charlotte Holz

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Amplio is the only staffing firm in the country that sources 100% of their talent from the refugee workforce pool.

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Boulder Crest Retreat

Submitted by

Tucker S Hite

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Boulder Crest Retreat is the nation’s first privately-funded rural wellness center dedicated exclusively to our nation’s combat veterans and their families.

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Growing Leaders

Submitted by

Berry Brady

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Growing Leaders is a nonprofit leadership training and development company. Through relevant and innovative events and resources, they equip the next generation and the parents, teachers, coaches and mentors who shape their lives.

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Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Submitted by

Andi Hughes

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Pediatric Cancer Foundation has been funding game-changing research and providing hope for children and their families. They also fund patient treatment and endow world-class hospitals and oncologists with the equipment they need to save lives and improve patient care.

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Breath of Life Maternity Ministries

Submitted by

Jeannine Floores

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The heart of Breath of Life is housing pregnant moms. They maintain the only comprehensive list of maternity homes in Texas.

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Linda Creed Breast Cancer.org

Submitted by

Fran Orodeckis

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The mission of Linda Creed Breast Cancer. Org is to fight breast cancer through community-based education and referral, support, advocacy and direct service.

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Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Submitted by

Alison Bibbins Ward

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The mission of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) is to accelerate next generation multiple myeloma treatments to extend patients’ lives in pursuit of a cure.

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Boston Sight

Submitted by

Tara Stepanian

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Boston Sight’s mission is to improve quality of life by transforming the understanding, treatment, and care of the ocular surface.

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Communities in Schools of Atlanta

Submitted by

Morgan Rabby

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Communities In Schools of Atlanta is an award-winning dropout prevention organization that was established in 1972. What began in the basement of a modest home in the Grant Park community is now the nation’s largest dropout prevention network with a proven track record of positively impacting graduation rates.

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Food Finder Ga

Submitted by

Jeff Griffin

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The fastest way to find food resources in Georgia including food banks, pantries and hot meals.

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Causeway

Submitted by

Casey Hyde

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Causeway believes that anyone who has an idea for social change, should have access to the tools and the resources they need to act on that opportunity. They help people develop and test their early-stage ideas so that they are prepared for growth.

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The SunTrust Foundation

Submitted by

Cortney Johnston

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The SunTrust Foundation helps guide, advise, and lead people along their road to financial security and wellness.

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For the Good Period

Submitted by

Kayce Lapides

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High cost and restricted distribution limit access to sanitary pads for many rural girls , creating a barrier to their ability to stay in school. For the Good Period works with communities to remove this barrier to girls’ educations by providing girls with sustainable, reusable pads that will last three to five years.

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The 28 Days Project

Submitted by

David Barton

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28 Days is founded on the premise that women need access to affordable feminine products – every 28 days – and that no woman needs to feel financial or emotional burdens by simply being female. Our mission is to provide feminine products to women in need – to create a less stressful and more confident period.

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Love Not Lost

Submitted by

Kristyn Back

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Love Not Lost photographs people facing a terminal diagnosis to preserve their memory for those who love them.

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Love Beyond Walls

Submitted by

Kristyn Back

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Love Beyond Walls exists to raise awareness of societal needs through technology and storytelling, and mobilize people to take part in it.

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Aaron's Presents

Submitted by

Rosemary Costello

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Aaron’s Presents is a nonprofit that offers 1) hands-on, individualized mentoring, 2) materials/services and 3) logistical help to any child in 8th grade or below who want to carry out an idea that benefits at least one other person, animal or the environment.

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Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia

Submitted by

Heather Loveridge

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The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia was founded in 1985 by a group of community-minded citizens to receive and disburse charitable funds for an improved quality of life across northeast Georgia.

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Hope Shines

Submitted by

Dan Gladden

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Hope Shines, Inc. is dedicated to enhancing the lives of orphans and vulnerable children in Rwanda through unique education and health programs.

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All Our Kids

Submitted by

Nell Minow

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AOK creates the family we all want, using an approach rooted in love and high expectations to help D.C. young people who lack the support they need define and acquire the resources, knowledge, skills and self-confidence they need to be successful.

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The Giving Kitchen

Submitted by

Adam Harrell

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The intent of The Giving Kitchen is to be the beyond-expectation resource at times of unanticipated crisis for anyone employed in the Atlantarestaurant community.

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More Love Letters

Submitted by

Nell Minow

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The world needs more love letters is a global organization using the power behind social media to write and mail letters to strangers all over the world.

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Unsung Heroes

Submitted by

Nell Minow

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Unsung Heroes promotes awareness and appreciation for the workers on college campuses who work hard and keep the university running behind-the-scenes. These heroes include janitors, security guards, food + service workers, etc.

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Watsi

Submitted by

Tracy Chou

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Watsi enables anyone to directly fund life-changing healthcare for people around the world.

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BlinkNow

Submitted by

Bruce Deel

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The BlinkNow Foundation’s mission is to provide an education and a loving, caring home for orphaned, impoverished and at-risk children in Nepal.

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Boston's Wounded Vet Run

Submitted by

Teresa Rose Collins

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Boston’s Wounded Vet Run is an annual event that raises funds to help improve the quality of life for wounded veterans.

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Drop in the Bucket

Submitted by

Jon Nelson

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Drop in the Bucket’s mission is to build wells and sanitation systems at schools throughout subSaharan Africa, enabling youth to fully harness the life-changing power of an education.

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The River Performing and Visual Arts Center

Submitted by

Eileen Edmonds

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The River’s barrier-free classes allow all children, regardless of disabilities, to delight in the drama of the performing and visual arts.

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Rainbow Pack

Submitted by

Leeanna

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Rainbow Pack provides elementary school students with the supplies they need to be successful learners. These supplies include backpacks full of basic supplies like pencils, erasers, crayons, etc.

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Distance Teaching and Mobile Learning

Submitted by

Uri Xehn

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Distance Teaching and Mobile Learning’s vision is to construct a single educational space where teachers and educators around the globe can connect with students via online media to share knowledge, disseminate skills and ignite curiosity in kids around the planet.

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Fallen Heroes Project

Submitted by

Dave Dolton

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The Fallen Heroes Project honors American Fallen Heroes for their ultimate sacrifice during the war against terrorism. The foundation provides the resources to produce and distribute to each family a hand-drawn portrait of their Fallen Hero.

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Indy Pulse

Submitted by

Noor Shaikh

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Indy Pulse educates and supports youth as they cultivate their voice, which empowers them to craft meaningful live paths that promote positive change for themselves and their communities.

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The Torch

Submitted by

Jay Lattelle

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The Torch is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the state of Michigan in a new and refreshing way, by utilizing a mobile food truck to bring 100 percent free, freshly prepared meals to those in need.

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Praise Pals

Submitted by

Daryl O'Connell

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Praise Pals provides inspiration to children through books like The Prayer Mitten and Everybody “Every Body.”

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UGA HEROs

Submitted by

Bennett Travers

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UGA HEROs strives to improve the quality of life for the 12,000 children in Georgia affected by HIV/AIDS by raising money to support the programs offered by H.E.R.O. for Children, Inc., spreading awareness about the growing problem of pediatric AIDS, and combating the stigma of this disease.

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Double Comfort

Submitted by

Mary Lyski

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Double Comfort is a social enterprise with a mission to serve amazing fried chicken and give proceeds to designated local food pantries to help feed those in need.

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Pete Bethune – Earthrace Conservation Organization, Inc.

Submitted by

Zack Eastman

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Earthrace Conservation Organization focuses on four main areas: anti-poaching and anti-wildlife trafficking, fisheries enforcement, habitat destruction and animal welfare.

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Hopeless to Hopeful Organization

Submitted by

Eva Anderson

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Hopeless to Hopeful Organization helps the homeless regain entry back into society as a contributing citizen fueling the state with money through business.

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Roselle's Dream Foundation

Submitted by

Michael Hingson

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Roselle was Michael Hingson’s guide dog and trusted companion for many years. Her life and her heroic actions on 9/11 inspired the formation of The Roselle’s Dream Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to assist the blind with obtaining new technologies empowering them to learn, to work, and to maximize their success in today’s challenging world.

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Doggie Food Bank

Submitted by

Julie Austin

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The mission of The Doggie Food Bank is to get dog food and medical care to the poor and homeless who love their dogs, but are struggling to support them.

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