COTAP's mission is to empower individuals and organizations in developed countries to simultaneously fight both global poverty and climate change by connecting their carbon footprints with certified forestry projects in least-developed countries which create life-changing income for the world's poorest people.

Carbon Offsets To Alleviate Poverty (COTAP)

On an annual basis, COTAP aims to eventually catalyze millions of tonnes of validated carbon sequestration, millions of planted trees, and tens of millions of dollars in wages to hundreds of smallholder farmers who live on less than $2 per day. Unlike “crowdsourced” philanthropic models which involve loans, grants, matched savings, or guarantees, COTAP involves wages. COTAP creates a new system whereby the world’s most vulnerable perform the tangible service of counteracting the unavoidable carbon footprint of individuals in developed countries. This will not be simple, easy, or quick, but this is one of the many things that is worth doing despite all of the challenges. It requires a movement, and we invite you to join us in our movement to make tomorrow brighter.

We meet people where they are, we minister the Love of Christ and connect the lost, the disenfranchised, and the least of these to a deeper walk with Christ. Meeting their physical, spiritual, and emotional needs.

Community Street Outreach

Campaign Goal: $50,000 Objective: Transforming Individuals who Transform Families who Transform Communities.

Ignite hope and transformation by empowering impoverished families to escape from poverty by providing life skills classes, mentoring, support, accountability, and motivation within a faith-based community environment.

Escape from Poverty

We partner with churches, civic organizations, and businesses to provide life skills classes, mentors, and budget counselors to impoverished families within small-group settings. The impoverished participants and their volunteers attend these classes weekly for 8 months, broken into 2, 4-month, semesters. They participate by doing activities and assignments with their mentors which build supportive, encouraging relationships while practically applying lessons taught.

FOCUS North America is a faith-based, national organization that works to transform the lives of the homeless and working poor in America.

FOCUS North America

FOCUS has operations and programs in 50 cities across the United States. All of FOCUS North America’s services are provided without discrimination of any kind and we do not require any faith commitment from anyone we help. What makes FOCUS different is our commitment to help people through the creation and development of community support networks. Most of the people who receive help at FOCUS come from generations of poverty, neglect, and a lack of support. FOCUS creates a comprehensive support network that gives people opportunities and support through all phases of their transition from lives of dependency to self-sufficiency.

FOUNDATION FOR PEACE is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to education in the United States and to working hand in hand with people in materially impoverished communities in the Dominican Republic,Haiti, and Kenya to provide educational support, healthcare access, economic opportunity, and hope.

Foundation for Peace

We work together as long-term partners in solidarity to enable personal success and community achievement. We believe this will result in sustainable and successful initiatives that relieve the effects of poverty, encourage personal growth, and overcome injustice.

The Vision of HOPE Connections is that no individual or family has to experience homelessness in Northwest Louisiana.

Hope for the Homeless, Inc (Hope Connections)

To bring that vision into reality, HOPE’s mission is to guide and foster a comprehensive, coordinated homeless services system for those at risk of or experiencing homelessness grounded in rich collaboration and engaging the passion of the community.

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy non-profit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems.

Innovations for Poverty Action

IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor.

The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation exists to combat issues that force families and individuals into economic despair. Through the funding and creation of programs and partnerships, we support innovative community efforts to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness.

Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation

It is the organization’s goal to recognize and maximize the human potential in those affected by poverty and homelessness by offering assistance in establishing programs that provide food and affordable housing while supporting social services and job training programs.

Mary’s Mercy Center reaffirms the dignity of the poor and marginalized by providing food, clothing, and transitional housing, and other assistance to families and individuals. Mary’s Mercy Center gives the greatest gift of God – His mercy, freely to all who come to the Center. Mary’s Mercy Center blesses both those who serve, our volunteers and donors, and those who are served, our guests. At Mary’s Mercy Center, we offer three programs to serve the poor and less fortunate

Mary's Mercy Center

Mary's Mercy Center serves close to 1,000 hot meals each week. We also provide showers, clothing, and emergency items to the homeless such as toiletries, blankets, jackets, and hygiene kits. Additionally, we operate two transitional homes. One for homeless mothers with young children, and the other for homeless men. Our programs continue to grow, and we need your help to ensure we can provide services that help our residents receive the support they need to become independent.

Matthew's Hope Ministries is a faith-based homeless outreach ministry serving the needs of the “structurally challenged” in west Orange County, Florida. Mission: "Matthew's Hope Ministries is a ministry first and foremost, demonstrating the love, hope, grace and mercy of Jesus Christ in all we do; and a facilitator of opportunity for those desiring to move forward into a life of independence and self-sustainability."

Matthews Hope Homeless Outreach

Every day a new story is created, and dignity is re-birthed at Matthew’s Hope. Lives are being impacted in ways many believed impossible. For more than 2 years we operated our administrative offices as well as all our pantries in temporary facilities so to continue our many services until finding a suitable location to consolidate and expand our current services. We are excited to share, that in September we finally moved into a brand-new facility designed to our specifications and located just across the street from Orange Technical College on Story Road. Within the new facility, aside from our Administrative Offices. Our Forever Home includes our Food, Hygiene and Clothing Pantries and we tripled size of our Hope Chest Workshop; providing even more opportunities for our structurally challenged friends to move forward. We are now better equipped to care for our guests and develop additional community partners, thus providing more opportunities for medical, dental, optical and even mental healthcare assistance. In addition, with your support, this coming Spring we plan to add a Daycare to our Firm Foundation Preschool, build-out a new Outreach Center to include Showers, a Hair Salon and Mental Healthcare Offices. We hope to also re-establish our Harvest of Hope chemical free garden and aquaponics/aeroponics greenhouse. New zoning by the city of Winter Garden will allow for a roadside produce stand on 9th Street. Thanks to this community, and using no government funding, thousands of homeless men, women and children have been served through Matthew’s Hope since our opening day on March 30, 2010. Renewed hope and restored dignity takes place daily because of your investment of time, treasures and talent at Matthew’s Hope. Our goal, working as a community, is to help many more additional fathers, mothers, sons and daughters come in from the woods, out of hotels and their cars to find a way to get their lives back. Even though we’ve served so many, there are still many more in our community that we have yet to help and with you and your support we can continue to move many more lives towards a life of independence and self- sustainability. Help us, help them, help themselves! Scott Billue Founder, CEO & President

The Alliance works toward ending homelessness by improving homelessness policy, building on-the-ground capacity, and educating opinion leaders.

National Alliance to End Homelessness

The Alliance works to prevent and end homelessness in the following ways: Improving Policy- The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a leading voice on federal homelessness policy. From advocating for improved federal policy to analyzing enacted and proposed legislation, the Alliance actively engages in the legislative process. The Alliance works collaboratively with public, private, and nonprofit partners to develop, analyze, and advocate for policy solutions to homelessness. Building Capacity- The Alliance provides capacity-building assistance through its Center for Capacity Building to help communities turn policy solutions and proven best practices into viable, on-the-ground programs. The Alliance provides communities across the country with best practices, how-to kits, and technical assistance trainings to help them implement solutions developed through policy, research, and practice. And Educating Opinion Leaders- The Homelessness Research Institute (HRI) – the research and education arm of the National Alliance to End Homelessness – builds the intellectual capital around solutions to homelessness. HRI advances data and research so that policymakers, practitioners, and the public have the best information about trends in homelessness and emerging solutions.

The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.

Southern Poverty Law Center Inc

Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the Center works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.

The Rita Langworthy Foundation provides funds to local and national nonprofit organizations that directly help at-risk children.

The Rita Langworthy FoundationInc.

We accomplish our mission by providing food, clothing, shelter, medical assistance, and educational opportunities; with the additional goals of offering mini grants to educators who serve at-risk students and scholarships to poverty level/low-income students ranging in age from kindergarten through college.