66 Nonprofits That Have Made My Life Better

Below, in no particular order, are nonprofits that have been important to me, whether personally or professionally. Some have given me wonderful opportunities through a job or volunteering, or they taught me professional skills. Some have provided inspiration through the arts. And some very special ones have helped me and people I care about through illnesses or hard times.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Ballet San Jose (formerly Cleveland Ballet)
Greater Cleveland YMCA
Brethren Volunteer Service
John Carroll University
Women Empowered Against Violence (WEAVE)
American Heart Association
American Cancer Society
9to5: The National Association of Working Women
International Peace Bureau
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Gensuikin
Dawn Center
Project: Learn
Girl Scouts USA
Friends of the Earth Belgium
Women's Action for New Directions
Peace Action
Planned Parenthood
Georgetown University Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership
Foundation Center
Center for Nonprofit Advancement
Grandmothers for Peace International
World YWCA
Community of Hope
DC Law Students in Court
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Quaker United Nations Office
American Visionary Art Museum
NGO Working Group on the Security Council
Center for Nonprofit Advancement
CaringBridge
Cleveland Clinic
University Hospitals - Cleveland
Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Brethren Volunteer Service
International Campaign to Ban Landmines
Joe Torre's Safe at Home Foundation
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Cleveland Museum of Art
Social Action Leadership School for Activists
Cleveland Peace Action
Mennonite Central Committee
Ellis Island Foundation
Université Ouvrière de Genève
My Sister's Place
Cleveland Public Theater
Amnesty International USA
Women's Information Network (WIN)
West Creek Preservation Committee
VDay
Asia Society
Cleveland Orchestra
Arena Stage
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
International Fellowship of Reconciliation
Idealist.org
Unity Health Care
Gensuikyo
Housing Counseling Services
NGO Committee on the Status of Women-Economic Commission for Europe
Nihon Hidankyo
Alliance for Nuclear Accountability
National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation
American Red Cross
National Organization for Women

There are many others. How about you? Which nonprofits have been important in your life?