At Digital Mountaineers, one of our favorite days of the year is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, otherwise known as Giving Tuesday! As a company that proudly and proactively serves the digital needs of nonprofits all year round, Giving Tuesday is a brilliant way to join community members in giving back to the organizations that work hard to make our world a better place. To learn more about the creation of Giving Tuesday, visit their website.
We are proud to be giving back to some wonderful organizations who are doing amazing work in both our local and nationals communities. Do you have the impulse to help but you’re not sure where to donate? Let us help with that! Our team has assembled a list of fantastic 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that we love, and hope you’ll support, too!
Unable to contribute this year? Don’t worry. You can get to know the organizations in this list and bookmark them for next year! Awareness is also an important type of currency, so by sharing information about these organizations, you are helping further their mission!
Tip: Use Charity Navigator to see how your money is being spent at the organizations you support. Charity Navigator was founded in 2001 by Pat and Marion Dugan, who are passionate about charitable giving and social investing, but witnessed tons of reports of scandals at local and national charities. Pat and Marion created an unbiased source of information that provides charitable givers and investors the tools necessary to make informed decisions.
Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC)
Dubbed “a living cultural center,” ANHC truly embodies the broad and diverse cultures of Alaska Native people. Providing workshops, educational & interactive tours, and hands-on classes, ANHC has been educating folks since 1987.
International Rescue Committee
A global nonprofit organization helps people affected by humanitarian crises to survive, recover, and rebuild their lives.
A social startup with 501 (c) 3 status that merges data and heart to develop innovative programs and initiatives that catalyzes economic growth in Black and Latinx communities.
It Gets Better Project
A nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe.
National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON)
A national network of over 50 member organizations through out the country and we work to unify and strengthen our members to develop leadership, mobilize, and organize day laborers in order to protect and expand their civil, labor and human rights. They build power from the bottom up through our work.
A student-led social justice movement empowering students to become activists and change the culture of schools. Their mission is to inspire students nationwide to end social isolation and create cultures of belonging for everyone, envisioning a world where all youth are accepted, valued, and included no matter their differences.
ONE Archives Foundation
The oldest active LGBTQ organization in the United States, dedicated to promoting this important resource through diverse activities including educational initiatives, fundraising, and range of public programs. Out of their commitment to social equity and justice, we tell the stories of the LGBTQ community and its history.
Algorithmic Justice League (AJL)
Technology should serve all of us. Not just the privileged few. Join the Algorithmic Justice League in the movement towards equitable and accountable AI.
Minds Matter of Los Angeles
Celebrating their 10th anniversary, Minds Matter has grown into a national organization with fourteen chapters across the United States. Each year, high achieving & underserved students are guided through valuable lessons in Academic Preparedness, Writing & Critical Thinking, Leadership, Social-Emotional Learning, and SAT Preparation.
Out in Tech
Unites the LGBTQ+ tech community by creating opportunities for members to advance their careers, grow their networks, and leverage tech for social change.
LOCAL MOUNTAIN ORGANIZATIONS (SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST)
Rim of the World Educational Foundation
They have a mission is to raise funds to support high quality educational programs and to enrich the potential of students in order for them to be successful and productive members of society.
Arrowhead Arts Association
A not-for-profit 501(C)(3) corporation that enriches the quality of life of the residents, youth, and visitors of the San Bernardino mountain communities. They do so by sponsoring and promoting quality musical performances and music education and scholarships for local youth from kindergarten through college.
Blue Jay Jazz Foundation
They aim to build music appreciation and promote audience development to secure the future of jazz as a performing art, as well as support music education in the San Bernardino Mountain communities.
Hearts & Lives
They address the needs of residents in the Rim Mountain Communities through case management, education, direct services and referrals; collaborating with governmental and non-profit community resource providers.
Making Spirits Bright Foundation
Support our local SkyPark nonprofit, Making Spirits Bright. They are committed to supporting environmental education including outdoor recreation and responsible land management using best management practices.
Mountain Rim Fire Safe Council
Fire Safe Councils are about more than “fire”, we are about public safety. They collaborate with other organizations in their endeavors: COP’s, CERT, Neighborhood Watch, Veterans, Red Cross, and all the government agencies. Their primary role is education and communication – where ever there are meetings they are available to share valuable information in advance of the disaster.
Rebuilding Together Mountain Communities
Rebuilding Day in April has been their main program since their inception in 1994. After a careful selection process, community volunteers refurbish 5 to 8 homes each year. They also offer an Emergency Repair program that handles problems that can’t wait for the annual Rebuilding Day. The Home Modification Program installs grab bars, smoke and CO alarms and other safety devices throughout the year.
Rim of the World Historical Society
They aim to promote, collect, and preserve a broad knowledge of mountain history essential to a basic quality of life in an increasingly diverse society.
Rim of the World Interpretive Association
ROWIA’s mission is to raise public awareness of and inspire active interest in the San Bernardino Mountains through nature-focused educational activities. Our vision emphasizes caring for the National Forest, including area treasures such as Heaps Peak Arboretum.
Rim of the World Trails Alliance
Their goal is to build a world-class intermountain trail system across the San Bernardino Mountains. Hikers and mountain bikers alike should be able to travel across the “Rim of the World” with ease. The plan is to connect from Crestline to Big Bear.
San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust
The San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust acquires open forest space and wildlife habitats on within the San Bernardino National Forest to ensure lasting public enjoyment of the natural mountain environment.
Save Our Forest Association
Formed in 1988 by ordinary citizens outraged over the management of the public forest lands in the San Bernardino Mountains, and the exchange of valuable forest open space out of public ownership, into private hands. SOFA has been incorporated as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public benefit corporation since 1992, and works to preserve the quality of mountain life.
Soroptimist International of Rim of the World
Soroptimist International is an international volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. Learn about some of our outstanding programs and club projects and how we are working together with the community to improve the lives of women and girls.
Crest Forest Senior Citizens’ Club
They are an active, 50+ Senior Citizens Club located in the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains offering a host of activities, programs, and even shopping!
Mountain Counseling & Training
Their mission is to revolutionize the lives of individuals, families, and organizations by helping them to discover and operate within their strengths, and when needed, helping them to overcome specific challenges.
Mountain Homeless Coalition
A relatively new nonprofit on the mountain, Mountain Homeless Coalition helps to provide our neighbors experiencing homelessness with resources they need. This includes housing assistance, employment resources, and a plethora of connections to related resources. Being the only organization addressing homelessness on our mountain, Mountain Homeless Coalition could use your support.
DIGITAL MOUNTAINEERS – NONPROFIT CLIENTS
We are honored to take the tech off the plate of some amazing 501(c)3 organizations. We hope you’ll learn who they are and help support them on their missions.
A 501(c)3 organization guiding cancer patients through and after their treatments, helping them regain control of their lives and well-being, and reducing their risks of disease recurrence.
St. Francis Center
They provides hunger relief to homeless and extremely low-income families and individuals in Los Angeles.
Preservation Trades Network
A 501(c)3 non-profit membership organization established on the principle that conservation of the built environment is fundamentally dependent on the work of skilled people in all of the traditional building trades who preserve, maintain and restore historic buildings, and build architectural heritage for the future. Membership in PTN is open to all. While many members are full-time, practicing tradespeople, PTN also includes architects, conservators, engineers, preservationists, home owners, students and interested members of the general public.
New Jersey Immunization Network (NJIN)
The mission of the Network is to protect the health of all individuals through timely, age-appropriate immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases by educating the public, healthcare professionals, and policy makers about vaccine safety and benefits.
They build collaborations to champion equitable climate solutions. They connect communities, organizations and policymakers to address a global problem with local action. They inclusively develop practical initiatives that reduce climate pollution and prepare for climate impacts. Using their collective power to tackle climate change, they are creating a thriving California and inspiring others to act. Their purpose is a just and resilient future.
Their mission is to support land access for the next generation of farmers.
Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (Chicago MSDC)
ChicagoMSDC was founded on two fundamental principles: there had to be a partnership between minority business, corporate America and government, and there had to be basic fairness in the marketplace for all. ChicagoMSDC is a premier organization for increasing business opportunities between major buying organizations and minority-owned businesses.
A 501(c)3 that supports an inclusive community of marginalized feature film and television directors who meet regularly to share resources, collaborate on projects and build an environment in which to make their films.
Eager to learn about more organizations? You can view last year’s Digital Mountaineers Giving Tuesday list here.