We partner with organizations that offer services and programs to provide resources and care for vulnerable children. When choosing our partner organizations, we evaluate them for fit as far as matching our goals and look for charities that are financially efficient. We define financially efficient as those charities who spend less money to raise more. We evaluate if their administrative costs are kept within reasonable limits and that they devote at least 80% of their spending to the programs and services they exist to provide for. We base our evaluations on the financial information each charity provides in its informational tax returns, or IRS Forms 990.
Our analysis methodology:
Assessing financial efficiency reveals day to day financial management capability. We look for charities that are financially efficient and measure this using three metrics compared to total expenses spent on services and programs. These metrics include program, administrative, and fundraising expenses. We calculate a charity’s financial efficiency by reviewing how much it spends in administrative, program, and fundraising expenses to deliver each $1 raised for its programs and services. In other words, we divide a charity’s total administrative, program, and fundraising expenses by the total amount its spends on its services and programs.
Please check out our Partners page to see a current list of charities that we support.
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a Texas-wide organization implementing generational innovation to advance child well-being. That means sustainable change resulting in positive shifts across generations.
Food for Families allows the community to bring a little joy into the homes of Katy ISD students and their families. Campuses identify students for the program, and Partners in Education collects donations from the community and corporate partners.
Zoe Empowers envisions a world where all orphaned and vulnerable children are given the opportunity to reach their full potential becoming secure, healthy, connected community members who are able to care for themselves and their siblings.
The Water Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization unlocking human potential by providing reliable water projects to communities in sub-Saharan Africa who suffer needlessly from a lack of access to clean water and proper sanitation.
Angel House Rescue Orphanage is an extension of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation Rescue International. At the end of each calendar year, a detailed giving receipt is furnished to each donor for tax purposes.
Rise Against Hunger is growing a global movement to end hunger by empowering communities, nourishing lives and responding to emergencies.
HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change) strives to help abused women, children, men, and nonbinary people live free from violence and fear. As a leading domestic violence agency in Massachusetts, HAWC provides a domestic violence helpline, emergency shelter, legal services, advocacy and counseling services to more than 2,500 families in the North Shore area each year.
More than 30 million adults cannot read or write above a third-grade level. We can make a meaningful impact on improving literacy by providing books for children.
Studies have shown that books that are made accessible closer to the home, the better the opportunity for a child to learn and love to read. Our Little Free Library book exchanges are an excellent way to spread the joy of reading where there is not easy access to books.
Through the our Little Library Program, we provide no-cost book exchanges to communities where books are scarce. We plan on establishing 5 little libraries in West Houston through our Little Library program.
Second Servings’ mission is to alleviate hunger and reduce waste in the city by rescuing surplus food from businesses and conducting free same-day delivery to approved charitable meal sites. As the only prepared and perishable food rescue organization in Houston, we are growing exponentially and now reach approximately 175,000 people annually.