the glassybaby white light fund donates $223,400 to 13 nonprofits across the country
The glassybaby white light fund donates to nonprofits in many different ways.
A quick overview on our giving:
While there are "designated partnerships" through events, shopping days, and pop-ups, the "undesignated money" from 10% of sales is donated to nonprofits selected by the glassybaby white light fund board members.
This month, the board reviewed the submitted grants and selected the following 13 grantees to donate a total of $223,400.
Additionally, each month, we give 'glassybaby baby grants.' We receive nominations from anyone, anywhere who thinks a nonprofit deserves a little more light. Learn more about baby grants here.
Here, we highlight May's baby grant winners and recent grantees selected from the white light fund board.
May baby grant winners:
1st place: Cross Out Cancer
Mission: To provide financial support and physical encouragement for pediatric cancer patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Location: Safety Harbor, FL
Baby grant: $3,000 and 10% of ‘dream’ sales for the month
2nd place: Angel For Hearts
Mission: Angels for Hearts is a locally grown foundation dedicated to providing pediatric heart patients with a sense of normalcy while they are in hospital heart units.
Location: Sacramento, CA
Baby grant: $2,000
3rd place: Sweet Tea Cancer Connections
Mission: Developing the world’s first, nonprofit, mobile app to connect parents who have children with pediatric cancer.
Location: Renton, WA
Baby grant: $1,000
Recent grants selected by the glassybaby white light fund board:
Collegiana Hospitality House
Location: Seattle, Washington
Mission: As the University of Washington Medical Center's hospitality house, Collegiana provides a welcoming environment with affordable lodging for patients and their families.
Our donations support oncology patients by covering the cost of lodging and transportation while they are receiving treatment.
Save the Elephants
Location: Kenya, Africa
Mission: To secure a future for elephants, Save The Elephants is pioneering a new way to protect elephants through their Elephants and Bees Project.
We are the project's major sponsor which uses protective beehive fences to reduce conflict between rural farmers and crop-raiding elephants.
Bridge the Gap College Prep
Location: Marin County, California
Mission: Providing academic enrichment and empowering youth in order to change the cycle of poverty in the Marin City area.
Food for Life
Location: San Francisco, California
Mission: To bring about peace and prosperity in the world through the liberal distribution of pure plant-based meals prepared with loving intention.
Their projects include health education, eco-farming, schooling, animal rescue, animal care, and to educate patients and families on the importance of food nutrition for healing.
Lummi Youth Academy
Pilchuck Glass School Program
Location: Stanwood, Washington
Mission: Pilchuck Glass School’s mission is to foster and educate a worldwide community that explores the creative use of glass in art and design.
This free program will allow 12 Native American youth from Lummi Youth Academy to participate in an immersive, overnight glass art experience at Pilchuck Glass School. The Academy serves Native American youth from both the Lummi Tribe and other Native American tribes.
The San Francisco Free Clinic
Location: San Francisco, California
Mission: To provide free, accessible medical treatment to the uninsured while advancing the field of primary care by providing educational opportunities for future medical practitioners.
Brotherhood Sister Sol
Location: Manhattan, New York
Mission: To provide comprehensive, holistic and long-term support services to youth.
They are "finding relevant solutions to the desperate situations facing our young people in the community." -Danny Glover
Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E.
Location: Harlem, New York
Mission: To prolong life among New York City's youth by preventing gun violence and its social causes and costs through activism, education, and victim services.
Love Your Brain
Location: White River Junction, Vermont
Mission: Traumatic brain injury recovery through yoga, retreats, and other holistic support.
Location: Bellevue, Washington and Kampala, Uganda
Mission: To provide business development services to Africa’s social entrepreneurs.
Einstein Rising acts as a business accelerate for entrepreneurs who want to solve a social problem, protect the planet and make a financial profit.
Location: Long Island City, New York
Mission: To help incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their children successfully rejoin the community, reunify with their families, and build healthy, independent, and secure lives.
Location: New York City
Mission: To change the way the world values girls and to ensure girls everywhere can be full and equal participants in society.
Horizons at Dedham Country Day School
Location: Dedham, Massachusetts
Mission: A tuition-free, summer academic enrichment program for low-income kids from Boston and Dedham.