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Nichi Bei LogoThe Nichi Bei Foundation is an educational and charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping the Japanese American community connected, informed and empowered — primarily through a community newspaper (Nichi Bei Weekly) and Website (, as well as educational programming.

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The Nichi Bei Foundation is an innovative nonprofit educational organization, rising out of the ashes of a community-serving media legacy dating back to 1899 to launch the first nonprofit ethnic community newspaper of its kind in the country. It strives to be the glue that holds the community together, helping to preserve Japanese culture while shedding light on community issues and documenting the community’s history for generations to come.
Through its nonprofit publication, the Nichi Bei Weekly, the Nichi Bei Foundation has helped to launch such innovative publications such as:
• Japanese Culture and Cherry Blossom Festivals Guide. The only annual guide to Japanese culture in the country, this special publication highlights Japanese cultural centers and springtime festivals throughout the country. In an effort to preserve Japanese culture, special features on cultural arts as well as extensive class listings are included.
• Obon and Summer Festivals Guide. The only annual guide to Japanese summer festivals throughout the country.
• Japanese American Community Resource Guide. Featuring maps and historic walking tours of the last three remaining Japantowns, a directory of community-based nonprofit organizations in California, a Japanese Language School Directory, historical destinations, a guide to community centers and senior centers, and cultural arts class listings.
• San Francisco Japantown Map and Directory. The most comprehensive map and bilingual directory of Japantown. is a community news hub with a Japanese American and pan-Asian American focus. Our site embraces the goals of the Nichi Bei Weekly — the English-language, Japanese American newspaper from which it has sprung—to keep the community connected, informed and empowered.

In addition to providing online circulation for original Nichi Bei Weekly stories, we offer a cadre of bloggers on topics spanning from international news issues to anime and the environment. We also keep our eyes out for the best of the Asian America online, linking our readers to the blogs, news sites, videos and entertainment stories that are most relevant to and reflective of our community. is a one-stop site for Asian American content. We proudly take the rich tradition of quality journalism produced by the Nichi Bei Weekly’s predecessor, the historic Nichi Bei Times, and mix it in with the mission of the non-profit Nichi Bei Foundation, our parent organization. is here to provide a portal for sharing pan-Asian American opinions and ideas and for preserving history and culture through our online archives and resources.

Colorado Community Land Trust logoThe Colorado Community Land Trust (CCLT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2002 with the mission of creating, and preserving in perpetuity, affordable home ownership opportunities for moderate income individuals and families. Originally called the Lowry Community Land Trust, CCLT initially focused on the redevelopment of the former Lowry Air Force Base. In 2006, we expanded our service area to include the entire Denver metro area.

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Purchasing a home may be daunting, especially for people with modest-incomes, who are often first-time home buyers. Colorado Community Land Trust makes the process easier by working with interested buyers to educate and position them to succeed in home ownership.
CCLT’s home buyer services include buyer orientation, first-time home buyer classes, mortgage pre-qualification (with one of our participating lenders) and income verification. Through this process, potential buyers learn about the benefits and obligations of home ownership, as well as about the specific requirements of the land trust model.

Oregon Mediation Association logoThe Oregon Mediation Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of members committed to the development, support and advocacy of mediation in the State of Oregon. OMA provides opportunities for mediators to work together to elevate the quality and expand the availability of mediation programs and services in Oregon. OMA and its supporters work to transform the ways in which Oregonians resolve conflict. OMA seeks to shift Oregon away from the traditional adversarial approach to conflict toward a collaborative mediation approach.

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OMA was founded in 1986. Membership in OMA provides opportunities for mediators to work together to elevate the quality and expand the availability of mediation programs and services in Oregon.

Mirabella Seattle Foundation logoThe mission of the Mirabella Seattle Foundation is to support and enhance the quality of life for Mirabella Seattle residents and our local community.

Welcome to the Mirabella Seattle Foundation, the charitable arm of Mirabella Seattle. As you browse our website, you’ll learn about the many important programs we organize and the many funds we manage, all of which are geared to enhance the quality of life for residents at Mirabella Seattle.
The Mirabella Seattle Foundation offers a philanthropic portfolio of funds for your charitable giving. These funds support a multitude of programs and projects at Mirabella Seattle. As a foundation that is situated in the place where we live and work, we have an unparalleled opportunity to be directly involved in our philanthropy—and thus, more fully experience the joy of giving.
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Alice Paul Institute logoThe Alice Paul Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation based in Mount Laurel, New Jersey at Alice Paul’s birthplace, Paulsdale. API was founded in 1984 as the Alice Paul Centennial Foundation to commemorate the centennial of Alice Paul’s 1885 birth. It was an all-volunteer effort until 2000. Today, seven paid staff, dozens of volunteers, and a board of directors oversee the Institute’s activities.

Education. Empowerment. Equality.

The Alice Paul Institute

educates the public about the life and work of Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977), and offers heritage and girls’ leadership development programs at Paulsdale, her home and a National Historic Landmark. Alice Paul led the final fight to get women the vote and wrote the Equal Rights Amendment. We honor her legacy as a role model of leadership in the continuing quest for equality.

API furthers the legacy of Alice Paul and her life’s work for gender equality, and also takes a leadership role in bringing recognition to organizations and historic sites that honor women. Paulsdale, a model of adaptive reuse of a historic site, hosts a vibrant menu of leadership development programs that use the rich history and potential of women leaders to inspire young people to make a difference in their schools and communities.

NEHINEHI_logo, Inc. began doing business in the summer of 2000 as Northeast Housing Initiative. The organization was started with little more than the drive, dreams and dedication of its founders.

On August 31, 2000, they received designation as a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) and on September 8, 2000, NEHI was awarded HOME CHDO funds to proceed with the Purchase/Rehab/Resell and Down Payment Assistance programs in Cedar, Dixon and Pierce Counties. Those funds allowed NEHI to help close to 20 families obtain homeownership in the first two years of operation.

NEHI formed a partnership with Pine Estates, L.L.C. to build eight units of low income elderly rental housing in West Point, NE, which opened in June 2001. NEHI, Inc. continues to manage those units to this day.

In 2003/2004, NEHI developed four elderly home-owner duplexes in Laurel, Hartington, Crofton and Allen as a pilot program in partnership with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.

As the housing market grew, so did NEHI’s desire to serve more of northeast Nebraska. By 2005, their service region grew to six counties with the addition of Antelope, Dakota and Knox counties.


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NEHI, Inc. offers a wide range of services to the residents of northeast Nebraska from pre-purchase counseling to financial assistance. NEHI, Inc. provides clients with the tools and personal attention they need to make informed decisions throughout the home-buying process.

NEHI, Inc.’s Purchase/Rehab/Resell program is an income based program that has been assisting qualified homebuyers for over 13 years. This program allows homebuyers to obtain a home that may require some TLC and make those repairs prior to their purchase of the home. NEHI, Inc. follows DED Minimum Rehab Standards to ensure that all homes purchased are safe and free of lead based paint hazards at the time of final purchase. NEHI, Inc. believes strongly in making homes more energy efficient so that homeowners have reduced utility costs during Nebraska’s frigid winters and steamy summers.

Along with the Purchase/Rehab/Resell program is NEHI, Inc.’s Down Payment/Closing Cost Assistance program. Qualified homebuyers receive up to 20% (maximum of $20,000) of the final purchase price in the form of a 0% deferred loan. NEHI, Inc. has also partnered with Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka and Nebraska Housing Developers Association to offer up to $4,000 in closing cost assistance in the form of a forgivable 0% loan.

NEHI, Inc. provides REACH approved homebuyer education to potential homebuyers regardless if they are a participant in any of our other programs. Homebuyers may attend one of NEHI, Inc.’s quarterly classes or schedule a one-on-one class with the instructor. Online homebuyer education is also offered through eHomeAmerica

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy is a community-supported nonprofit land trust. Together, we are dedicated to protecting and enhancing the 979-acre San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve and its watershed.

San Elijo Lagoon is a special place and one of San Diego County’s most diverse coastal wetlands. The Conservancy leads nature walks and special tours throughout the 7 miles of trails in the reserve.

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To protect and restore the resources of San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, its watershed, and related ecosystems for the benefit of current and future generations
To further this mission, we:

  • engage and educate the community about the value of the reserve to promote ecological literacy and environmental responsibility
  • conduct scientific research to advance restoration planning and conservation science
  • design and implement ecological management plans
  • manage and acquire land and easements; and
  • collaborate with the community, organizations, and government agencies.

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy will be a guiding model for the stewardship of wetlands.
San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy demonstrates an ongoing commitment to:

  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Scientific Integrity
  • Education
  • Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Ethical Leadership & Practices

Rebuilding Together Washington County logoRebuilding Together

In 1973, a group of volunteers in an adult Sunday School class of Bobby Trimble’s decided to devote one day in April to repairing the dilapidated homes of low-income, those with disabilities, and elderly neighbors in their community of Midland, Texas. One elderly homeowner was so delighted with the results she exclaimed, “Why this is just like Christmas in April!” The idea spread quickly, from city to city across the country.

Rebuilding Together is now a nationwide effort with headquarters in Washington, D.C., and almost 200 affiliates in all 50 states. Rebuilding Together programs are dedicated to providing home repair and rehabilitation to low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly, veterans, and those with disabilities so that they may continue to live in warmth, safety and independence. This help is provided free of charge through the community-wide efforts of hundreds of volunteers.

In 1993, a coalition of Washington County community organizations, churches, businesses, civic groups, and concerned individuals joined forces to form a local affiliate. Rebuilding Together Washington County (RTWC) became a official 501(c)3 nonprofit in 1994. RTWC’s first program was our National Rebuilding Day repair work. National Rebuilding Day is the last Saturday in April. Across the nation affiliates plan repair programs, and RTWC volunteers work on 8-30 homes every April.

RTWC has expanded with the increased need for home repair programs. RTWC is now a certified contractor and operates a year-round program in addition to its National Rebuilding Day activities to meet the needs of Washington County.


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Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation connects people and opportunities, generating resources to build a more caring, creative, and effective community.

With a long-term goal of securing discretionary resources from many donors to meet changing community needs, TTCF  has been building philanthropy in North Tahoe through its work with donors, nonprofits and communities for more than a decade. Established through the vision of William Hewlett and the commitment of community leaders throughout the region, the Foundation serves thousands of people who share a common passion for the Truckee Tahoe region.

Individuals, families, businesses, and organizations create charitable funds that help meet the challenges of the region.  Today, the Foundation’s assets of $25 million are held in stewardship for more than 3,000 donors.

Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation grants impact the life of every full time resident, part time resident, and visitor to our community.  We make grants in the areas of:

•    Arts and culture
•    Education and youth development
•    Environment, conservation, and animal welfare
•    Health and human services

Since opening our doors in 1998,  TTCF has awarded over $20 million in grants and scholarships.  The foundation depends on volunteers to help review grants and community members to build the philanthropic resources so vital to this precious region.

Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation is the center for philanthropy in North Lake Tahoe.  We will continue that leadership even more vigorously in the future.  Come join us!


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humanitys_team_logoHumanity’s Team is a global spiritual movement whose purpose is to embody the timeless truth of Oneness, which is essential for responding to the world’s most chronic and acute challenges, and vital for creating a sustainable world of peace and harmony. We believe Oneness is the energy of love that lies within and connects all of life, allowing us to recognize ourselves in everything. Supported by our profound respect for cultural diversity and responsibility for all of life, we pledge to transform the face of humanity in one generation through living our lives with purpose, each being a loving presence, developing heart-centered personal transformation and leadership programs, and the mindful use of the 5 Steps to Peace. Come and join us in co-creating a world where we care for each other and the planet through the vibrant activities of Humanity’s Team’s local and global communities.


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