The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Health’s mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Mission: Keeping Americans healthy & strong especially, underserved communities by preventing obesity and obesity-related suffering.
Brighter Green is a public policy action tank that works to raise awareness of and encourage policy action on issues that span the environment, animals, and sustainability. Based in New York, Brighter Green works in the U.S. and internationally with a focus on the countries of the global South and a strong commitment to ensuring and expanding equity and rights.
On its own and in partnership with other organizations and individuals, Brighter Green generates and incubates research and project initiatives that are both visionary and practical. It produces publications, websites, documentary films, and programs to illuminate public debate among policy-makers, activists, communities, influential leaders, and the media, with the goal of social transformation at local and international levels.
The BronxCare Diabetes Center of Excellence (mission) is to empower individuals with diabetes self-education management skills necessary to improve their quality of life; to engage the patient to be an integral part of the diabetes team, create an interactive, open and safe environment, and to provide comprehensive care for individuals living with diabetes. The goals are to provide current evidence-based practice to all individuals that come to the diabetes center; to create an interactive, open, and safe environment at the diabetes center; to enable individuals to be proactive in their healthcare and to take charge through education, self-management, coaching, empowerment and referrals in the community.
Butter Beans provides healthy food for growing bodies and minds through tasty, nutrient-rich school meals, food education, and wellness initiatives.
The Central Brooklyn Food Coop is a 100% working member-owned and –operated food store with membership open to all. Our mission is to utilize our collective strength to ensure access to affordable and fresh food within the mostly-of-color, low- and moderate-income communities of Central Brooklyn.
Our mission is simple: to help New Yorkers —especially those in low-income areas— come together and improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods.
At City Parks Foundation, we are dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community building and education programs for all New Yorkers. Our programs — located in more than 350 parks, recreation centers and public schools across New York City — reach 425,000 people each year. Our ethos is simple: thriving parks mean thriving communities.
Common Ground Compost works with the NYC community to facilitate the recycling of organics in any capacity— supporting the health & sustaining the growth of urban communities.
The Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York City (CEANYC) strengthens and expands community-led, democratically-controlled initiatives — from worker, financial and consumer co-ops to community land trusts and gardens, mutual housing, and low-income housing co-ops. Our goal is to build an economy based on values of social and racial justice, ecological sustainability, cooperation, mutualism, and democracy.
Directions for Our Youth, Inc. (DFOY) is a non-profit community-based youth development organization providing quality out-of-school-time programming in underserved areas of the Bronx and Manhattan for young people enrolled in grades K-12.
Our mission is to engage young people as active partners in their own development as they seek to become thriving, self-sufficient adults and agents of change within their local and global communities.
Our mission is to promote and protect the integrity of domestic fair trade.
The DFTA is a unique organization that fosters collaboration between farmers and farmworkers in the United States and Canadian sustainable agriculture movement. We seek to build supply chains dedicated to principles of fairness and equity by uniting these efforts with mission-based traders, retailers, and consumers.
(a) Assisting with the creation, maintenance and upkeep, and improvement of community gardens and parks;
(b) Educating members of local communities about horticulture and healthy life choices through classes, demonstrations, and organized trips;
(c) Providing training, mentorship, and employment to members of local communities;
(d) Facilitating public dialogue regarding community gardens and social issues;
(e) Promoting support of community gardens and parks and conducting public education and advocacy regarding other issues affecting local communities;
(f) Connecting non-profits, volunteers, government resources, and corporate donors with garden and park projects;
(g) Making grants in furtherance of the foregoing, donations and fundraising;
(e) Conducting any other activities that may be necessary, useful, or desirable for the furtherance or accomplishment of the foregoing purposes, provided that those activities would not endanger the Corporation’s not-for-profit or tax-exempt status.
Food & Water Watch champions healthy food and clean water for all. We stand up to corporations that put profits before people, and advocate for a democracy that improves people’s lives and protects our environment.
Foodicine Health promotes Educational, Advocacy, Training, and Motivational projects related to the various “Special Diets” that are part of the treatment for chronic health conditions-such as Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Crohn’s Disease and Colitis, Lactose Intolerance, Kidney Disease, and Food Allergies-that affect millions of people worldwide.