Bike New York

Mission Statement

Bike New York is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to promote and encourage bicycling and bicycle safety through education, public events, and collaboration with community and government organizations. Best known for producing America's largest cycling event, a 42-mile, traffic-free ride for some 32,000 cyclists, the TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour, we also put on regional rides outside NYC, offer free classes to the public, and develop customized bicycle safety/education programs in and around New York City.

Bread for the World

Mission Statement

Bread for the World, a 501(c)(4) organization, is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. By changing policies, and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist, we provide help and opportunity far beyond the communities in which we live.

Children’s Aid Society

Mission Statement

The Children’s Aid Society is an independent, not-for-profit organization established to serve the children of New York City.
Our mission is to help children in poverty to succeed and thrive. Founded in 1853, Children's Aid has played an important
leadership role in improving services and outcomes for the most vulnerable children

Church Women United, Inc.

Mission Statement

Church Women United is a racially, culturally, theologically inclusive Christian women’s movement, celebrating unity in diversity and working for a world of peace and justice. Founded in 1941 (CWU) is:
a movement representing Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox and other Christian women, biblically based, shared Christian faith; Organized into more than 1,200 local and state units working for peace and justice in the United States and Puerto Rico; Supported by constituents in state and local units and denominational women’s organizations; Impassioned by the Holy Spirit to act on behalf of women and children throughout the world; and recognized as a non-governmental organization by the United Nations.

Church World Service

Mission Statement

Church World Service works with partners to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world. Together we reach out to neighbors in need --not with a hand out, but a hand up. Around the world, Church World Service supports sustainable grassroots development, disaster relief, and refugee assistance, and we educate and advocate on hunger-related issues. In the U.S., we help communities respond to disasters, resettle refugees, promote fair national and international policies, and provide educational resources. We invite you to join our network of local and global caring by participating in CROP Hunger Walks, the Blankets+ program, and the CWS Kits program. Responding to emergencies in the U.S. and around the world; Nurturing development at the grassroots with seeds, tools and homegrown strategies; Assisting refugees to return home when possible, and to find other options when it’s not ; Speaking out in partnership on issues that make a difference in the lives of hungry people; Food security so parents can feed their families; Water for all so families have water for drinking, household needs and farming.

College and Community Fellowship

Mission Statement

To eliminate individual and structural barriers to higher education, economic security, long term stability, and civic participation for women who have criminal convictions (including those currently and formerly incarcerated) and their families.

Columbia University Center for Computation Learning Systems

Mission Statement

The Center for Computational Learning Systems aims to be a world leader in machine learning and data mining research, with a focus on the application of this research to specific real world challenges. CCLS founders understood that data is growing faster than our ability to comprehend it. Large amounts of data implicitly contain patterns that may lead to a great increase in human knowledge and practical applications. CCLS was created as a Center where research scientists can apply their computational disciplines and resources of a great University to real-world challenges while developing new, efficient algorithms and innovative problem formulations that will also support and advance the University’s own research and teaching departments. CCLS extends the effective size and scope of its research through interdisciplinary collaboration with the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and leverages the strengths of the Computer Sciences Department and other groups in Columbia University.

Columbia University Earth Institute

Mission Statement

The Earth Institute is confronting the 21st century’s most pressing problems by taking a bold and innovative approach to achieve sustainable development. This approach prioritizes the protection of Earth’s ecosystems, oceans and atmosphere as well as the spread of social and economic opportunities for all people. To achieve sustainable development, the Earth Institute is conducting and applying interdisciplinary scientific research to address many cross-cutting issues. We believe that finding solutions to one problem, such as extreme poverty, must involve tackling other related challenges, such as environmental degradation and lack of access to health care and education. Anchored in this unique approach, the Earth Institute is leading the way in this promising and dynamic new field.

Columbia University Research Compliance and Training

Mission Statement

The Office of Research Compliance and Training helps ensure that Columbia faculty and staff are in compliance with the regulatory requirements that govern research. ORCT collaborates with many other offices to foster an integrated research compliance program, administers the University’s conflict of interest review process for research, serves as a resource for international research compliance issues, and administers Columbia’s Standing Committee on the Conduct of Research. ORCT works to integrate compliance education programming across the University, and to develop new programming that promotes understanding of compliance issues throughout the research enterprise.

Commonweal Magazine Foundation

Mission Statement

Commonweal is the leading independent Catholic journal of public affairs, religion, literature, and the arts.