Academy of Political Science

Mission Statement

The Academy’s mission entails the continuation and broadening of the educational process. Its threefold aim is to: Contribute to the scholarly examination of political institutions, programs and public policies; Enrich political discourse and channel social science research in understandable ways to political leaders; Educate members of the general public and help them to become more informed participants in the democratic process.


Alcoholics Anonymous Grapevine

Mission Statement

The AA Grapevine is the international journal of Alcoholics Anonymous. Written, edited, illustrated, and read by AA members and others interested in the AA program of recovery from alcoholism, the Grapevine is a lifeline linking one alcoholic to another. Widely known as a “meeting in print,” the AA Grapevine communicates the experience, strength, and hope of its contributors and reflects a broad geographic spectrum of current AA experience with recovery, unity, and service. Founded in 1944, the Grapevine does not receive group contributions, but is supported entirely through magazine subscription sales and additional income derived from the sale of Grapevine items.


Alcoholics Anonymous World Services

Mission Statement

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.


American Baptist Churches of Metropolitan NY

American Baptist Churches of Metropolitan NY

Mission Statement

Congregations will develop greater health and vitality for successful ministry as they intentionally prepare to welcome new pastoral leadership.


American Guild of Organists

Mission Statement

The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to foster a thriving community of musicians who share their knowledge and inspire passion for the organ. The vision of the American Guild of Organists is to engage, support, and uplift every organist.

The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields. The Guild serves approximately 14,000 members in approximately 290 chapters throughout the United States and abroad. Founded in 1896 as both an educational and service organization, the Guild seeks to set and maintain high musical standards and to promote understanding and appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music.


Americans for Middle East Understanding

Mission Statement

AMEU was found 34 years ago by Americans whose professions in medicine, church ministry, archaeology and diplomacy had taken them to the Middle East. AMEU strives to create in the United States a deeper appreciation of the culture, history and current events in that area. AMEU publishes The Link on a bi-monthly basis and sponsors educational programs.


Aramark Food Service

Mission Statement

ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums, and businesses around the world. ARAMARK seeks to responsibly address issues that matter to its clients, employees and communities by focusing on employee advocacy, environmental stewardship, health and wellness, and community involvement.


Auburn Theological Seminary

Mission Statement

Auburn Seminary educates leaders to meet the challenges of religious and public life. Today, religious communities that seek to reconcile all people to each other and to God require leaders of great wisdom and skill. To prepare people for these challenges, Auburn sponsors programs on complex issues in religious traditions and contemporary life, gathers critical intelligence about religion and education in our society, and encourages thoughtful conversation across the often divisive boundaries of faith, race, class and gender.


Bank Street College of Education

Mission Statement

The mission of Bank Street College is to improve the education of children and their teachers by applying to the education process all available knowledge about learning and growth, and by connecting teaching and learning meaningfully to the outside world. In so doing, we seek to strengthen not only individuals, but the community as well, including family, school, and the larger society in which adults and children, in all their diversity, interact and learn. We see in education the opportunity to build a better society.


Barnard College

Mission Statement

Barnard College aims to provide the highest quality liberal arts education to promising and high-achieving young women, offering the unparalleled advantages of an outstanding residential college in partnership with a major research university. With a dedicated faculty of scholars distinguished in their respective fields, Barnard is a community of accessible teachers and engaged students who participate together in intellectual risk-taking and discovery. Barnard students develop the intellectual resources to take advantage of opportunities as new fields, new ideas, and new technologies emerge. They graduate prepared to lead lives that are professionally satisfying and successful, personally fulfilling, and enriched by love of learning.
As a college for women, Barnard embraces its responsibility to address issues of gender in all of their complexity and urgency, and to help students achieve the personal strength that will enable them to meet the challenges they will encounter throughout their lives. Located in the cosmopolitan urban environment of New York City, and committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff, Barnard prepares its graduates to flourish in different cultural surroundings in an increasingly inter-connected world.

The Barnard community thrives on high expectations. By setting rigorous academic standards and giving students the support they need to meet those standards, Barnard enables them to discover their own capabilities. Living and learning in this unique environment, Barnard students become agile, resilient, responsible, and creative, prepared to lead and serve their society.


Children’s Health Fund

Mission Statement

Children’s Health Fund is committed to breaking down barriers
to accessing high-quality, comprehensive healthcare for children and
families living in underserved communities across America.


Children’s Aid Society

Mission Statement

We help children in poverty to succeed and thrive. We do this by providing comprehensive supports to children, youth, and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborhoods.

We believe all kids have limitless potential. But for those growing up surrounded by poverty, family instability, and physical or emotional stress, life is too often about survival, not possibility. It’s unacceptable that in New York, a city of historic opportunity, so many of our children face serious barriers to realizing their own promise.

Children’s Aid is a professional powerhouse of solutions for young people. We are teachers and social workers, coaches and health care providers. We know what it takes to ensure children grow up strong and healthy, and ready to thrive in school and life: excellent education and health care, social-emotional support, and strong, stable families.


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

College & Community Fellowship enables women with criminal convictions to earn their college degrees so that they, their families, and their communities can thrive. We advocate for equity and opportunity for the communities we serve


Columbia University

Mission Statement

Columbia University is one of the world’s most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the University to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

Departments: Knight First Amendment Institute at CUAtlantic Fellows for Racial EqualityArts & ScienceThe Justice LabColumbia Business SchoolIEORData Science InstituteEarth InstituteColumbia World ProjectsCU office of Research Compliance and TrainingColumbia Engineering office of Alumni & DevelopmentColumbia Engineering office of the Dean.


Commonweal Magazine Foundation

Mission Statement

Commonweal Magazine is an independent journal of opinion edited and managed by lay Catholics. Twenty-two issues a year; usually 32 pages on politics, e.g., the tobacco wars, welfare reform, budget-balancing, Israel & Palestine, China & Tibet, crises in Rwanda, Ecuador, Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Hong Kong;  ethics-talk: gay marriage, death penalty, euthanasia, abortion. Plus a miscellany: women’s ordination, science & religion, the high cost of college, Social Security, who exactly was/is Jesus?

Commonweal publishes editorials, columns, essays, poetry, reviews of books, movies, plays, the media, a selection of apposite and/or funny cartoons, & lots of letters to the editors. From its founding in 1924, the journal has held that America has much to learn from Catholicism, and vice versa.  Circulation about 20,000; readership around 60,000.


Community Development Venture Capital Alliance

Mission Statement

The Community Development Venture Capital Alliance (CDVCA) is the network for the field of community development venture capital (CDVC) investing. CDVC funds provide equity capital to businesses in underinvested markets, seeking market-rate financial returns, as well as the creation of good jobs, wealth, and entrepreneurial capacity.

CDVCA is working on many fronts to build and strengthen the CDVC field. It promotes the field by combining advocacy, education, communications, and best-practice dissemination through conferences and workshops. CDVCA makes its expertise available to CDVC funds by providing consulting services and technical assistance.

CDVCA also manages its own investment vehicle, the Central Fund. The Fund specializes in identifying areas with untapped market potential, investing in rapidly growing businesses across diverse industries.


Corbin Hill Food Project

Mission Statement

Corbin Hill Food Project is a nonprofit food distributor with the mission to supply fresh food where it is needed most.

The mission of Corbin Hill Food Project is to supply fresh vegetables and fruit where they are needed most: “Llevar alimentos frescos a las áreas más necesitadas.”

We work with farmers from upstate New York and community groups in New York City to deliver fresh, local produce to Harlem, Washington Heights and the Bronx — and increasingly, other New York City boroughs.


Council of Churches of the City of New York

Mission Statement

A key effort of the Council is in the raising of critical issues in the public square with and on behalf of its churches and members. The Council coordinates meetings with city and state officials on such subjects as homelessness, low-cost housing, poverty, welfare programs and policing in the community. It also provides round tables engaging with corporate, non-profit and political leaders around a public vision for the city which also develops an infrastructure for preparing public policy position papers.


Emmanuel Presbyterian Church

Mission Statement

Emmanuel Church is a community of believers, centered in the Morningside Heights area of New York. We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church who warmly welcome people from all church backgrounds and none. Committed to the historic Christian faith as summarized in the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds and rekindled by the Protestant Reformation. We call ourselves “Emmanuel” (“God with us”) because we believe that Jesus has brought God near to us. God’s nearness brings life to all that we do—to our worship, our friendships, our families, our thought life, our studies, and our work. We embrace Emmanuel’s love for the city and seek to share his beauty, truth, and goodness with the diverse communities where we live and work.


Environmental Grantmakers Association

Mission Statement

EGA works with members and partners to promote effective environmental philanthropy by sharing knowledge, fostering debate, cultivating leadership, facilitating collaboration, and catalyzing action.


Episcopal Church Foundation

Mission Statement

The mission of the Episcopal Church Foundation is to strengthen the strategic, leadership, and financial capabilities of Episcopal congregations, dioceses, and related organizations to pursue their mission and ministry.


Foundation for Child Development

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to harness the power of research to ensure that all young children benefit from early learning experiences that affirm their individual, family, and community assets, fortify them against harmful consequences arising from poverty, racism, discrimination, and prejudice, and strengthen their developmental potential.


Graymoor Ecumenical Institute

Mission Statement

Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute fulfills its mission by:
Study and Research 
in the ecumenical and interreligious movements through writing, workshops and participation in dialogues between and among the churches as well as with different faith communities at the local and national level.

Resources for Others by offering personal expertise on ecumenical and interreligious matters; making staff available upon request for lectures and short courses; offering information to news media, researchers and all who come to this website.

Publications of the journal, Ecumenical Trends; publication and distribution of resource materials for the annual observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Co-Sponsorship of the biennial Northeast Ecumenical Institute at Graymoor; faculty participation in an annual summer course which introduces students to ecumenical and interreligious movements, presented at the Centro Pro Unione in Rome.

Memberships in the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches, the North American Academy of Ecumenists, The Ecclesiological Investigations International Research Network, and the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations, among other networks.


Interfaith Center of New York

Mission Statement

The Interfaith Center of New York seeks to make New York City and the world safe for religious difference by increasing respect and mutual understanding among people of different faith, ethnic, and cultural traditions and by fostering cooperation among religious communities and civic organizations to solve common social problems.


Japan Center for International Exchange

Mission Statement

The Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA) deepens international cooperation and strengthens the underpinnings of US-Japan relations. It does this by sponsoring exchanges for legislators and opinion leaders, building ties among nonprofit organizations, and organizing policy dialogues that bring together leaders from different walks of life to explore how the United States, Japan, and other countries can cooperate in tackling complex global challenges and create a more peaceful, open, and sustainable world.


Japan ICU Foundation

Mission Statement

The Japan ICU Foundation’s mission is to work with International Christian University (ICU), a visionary liberal arts university in Tokyo, Japan, to further strengthen its broadly international and ecumenically Christian dimensions.


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Latino Justice PRLDEF

Mission Statement

For more than 40 years Latino Justice PRLDEF has acted as an advocate against injustices throughout New York and beyond.


Lutheran Social Services of NY

Mission Statement

Lutheran Social Services’ mission is “Called by God, we enable people to reach their full potential.”


Metropolitan New York Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Mission Statement

In many ways the synod is like a parish. It draws its life from the many unsung heroes who give of themselves for its mission. Most congregations have a “Harry” or a “Doris.” Harry was a retired construction worker who spent the last 10 years of his life keeping the congregation beautiful. You could always see him painting or fixing or chatting with the neighbors as he worked in the church’s garden. The children in the school called him “Mr. Harry” and he often joined them in chapel.

Doris was the glue which held the parish together. You have one in your church, too. She organized the altar guild. She volunteered at the local hospital and engaged many of her friends in this ministry. She took leadership of the annual Christmas sale and was also a surrogate aunt to children.

Thanks to God for all the Dorises and Harrys and others in the pews each week, whose faithfulness to God makes the church what it is today.


Ministers & Missionaries Benefit Board of The American Baptist Churches in the USA

Mission Statement

Since 1911 the Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board has served those who work for Baptist churches and affiliated organizations. The Board’s mission to American Baptist Churches ministers, missionaries and lay employees and their families has grown steadily over the years. The combination of benefits and personalized service has bolstered members through both national and personal financial and social storms. In 2000, an IRS ruling opened the MMBB plans to related organizations, and MMBB embraced this opportunity to expand its benefits and services to new groups.MMBB understands the unique blessings and challenges of the ministry, and supports plan members throughout their lives. Hallmarks include skilled professional money management, educational opportunities and service provided by responsive member service representatives. MMBB communications keep members and employers informed and in touch. MMBB knows the ministry, and MMBB cares.


Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help people develop the skills and convictions they need to shape a just, peaceful, and democratic society. Morningside Center’s work has been concentrated in two areas:

  • Teaching children and adults skills in conflict resolution and intercultural understanding.
  • Promoting critical thinking, social awareness, and action in the classroom and beyond.

On Site Opera

About OSO

Established in 2012 and based in the heart of New York City, On Site Opera has solidified its reputation as an innovator in the world of opera by focusing on site-specific and immersive productions. Rooted in a deep commitment to collaboration and storytelling, On Site Opera thrives on fostering an intimate connection between artists and audiences, curating unforgettable experiences guided by visionary opera talents and daring creative teams. With its specialization in site-specific work, On Site Opera has redefined the boundaries of traditional opera, establishing itself as a trailblazer in the field.

Each On Site Opera production invites New Yorkers to discover their city in novel and unconventional ways, attracting a diverse audience, from seasoned opera enthusiasts to those newly discovering its magic. With a remarkable track record, On Site Opera has brought to life nearly 30 site-specific opera productions in a wide range of unique settings, from the Bronx Zoo and Harlem’s iconic Cotton Club to Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the American Museum of Natural History, Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, featuring a repertoire that spans from Mozart, Puccini, and Britten to world premieres by today’s opera composers.

Since its inception, On Site Opera has been at the forefront of reimagining opera, ingeniously reaching audiences worldwide through innovative productions delivered via telephone, mail, and online platforms. Continuously exploring new technologies to make opera more accessible, On Site Opera is dedicated to shaping the future of this timeless art form

For more information, visit https://osopera.org.

Follow On Site Opera on Facebook, LinkedIn, TikTok, and Instagram at @onsiteopera

Mission statement

On Site Opera is dedicated to reimagining the operatic experience by bringing this art form into unconventional venues and pushing the boundaries of what opera can do and be. Our mission is to break down traditional barriers, making opera more accessible and engaging for diverse audiences and artists. Through immersive performances, we strive to create an intimate connection between artists and audience, fostering a deeper appreciation for the special places in which we present our work. With each production, On Site Opera seeks to leave a lasting impact on the hearts and minds of those who experience the magic of live opera in unexpected settings.


Presbytery of New York City

Mission Statement

Our Mission, as the Presbytery of New York City, is to embody God’s gracious love in Jesus Christ through our ministries, our congregations, our partnerships, our service and witness, and our common life together. As a manifestation of Christ’s body, we proclaim God’s Word and promote God’s justice to all persons and in all places, public and private, throughout NYC, striving to grow in faith and size so that all may hear and experience the Good News of Jesus Christ.


Pure Earth Blacksmith Institute

Mission Statement

Blacksmith Institute is an international organization dedicated to solving pollution problems in low and middle income countries, where human health is at risk. Since its inception in 1999, Blacksmith has completed more than 50 cleanup projects in 21 countries.


Reformed Church in America

Mission Statement

The Reformed Church in America is a fellowship of congregations called by God and empowered by the Holy Spirit to be the very presence of Jesus Christ in the world.
Our shared task is to equip congregations for ministry–a thousand churches in a million ways doing one thing–following Christ in mission, in a lost and broken world so loved by God.


Regional Emergency Medical Service Council

Mission Statement

The primary goal of the Regional Emergency Medical Services Council of New York City, Inc., since its inception in 1974, has been to coordinate the emergency medical services of New York City in order to decrease the excessive rates of death and disability caused by sudden accident and illness, and to further assure all persons living, working and visiting in New York City the availability of prompt and effective emergency care.


Riverside Park Conservancy

Mission Statement

Riverside Park Fund’s mission is to preserve and improve New York’s classic waterfront green space. Stretching over four miles along the Hudson River from 59th to 158th Streets, the 330 acres of Riverside Park provide recreation and relaxation for a uniquely diverse population. From seasonal attendants to rehabilitated playing fields, from horticultural projects to creative playgrounds, Riverside Park is cleaner, greener, safer and better because of Riverside Park Fund’s supporters.


Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Mission Statement

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund advances social change that contributes to a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world.


Roothbert Fund Inc.

Mission Statement

The Roothbert Fund, Inc. is a small, nearly all-volunteer scholarship fund based in New York City. It was founded in 1958 as a living memorial to the combined idealism of two people: Albert and Toni Roothbert, both of whom emigrated from Germany in the early 20th Century. They met in New York and married in 1937. At the time, he was a retired banker, and she was a retired fashion photographer.

The Roothberts shared a devotion to young people, whose idealism, they believed, was the best defense against a recurrence of the tragedies of the first half of the 20th Century. In the wake of the cataclysmic events of World War II, Albert Roothbert believed that “our young generation will create a new, more enlightened society, which will want to live democratic principles, not merely claim them.”


Salvadori Center

Mission Statement

Our founder, Mario Salvadori, a world-renowned structural engineer, believed that the built environment held all the knowledge a person needed to be an intelligent and active member of the community. What teachers need to make this knowledge available to their students are tools with which they can “unpack” the knowledge embedded in the built environment.


Shalom Hartman Institute

Mission Statement

The Shalom Hartman Institute is a pluralistic center of research and education deepening and elevating the quality of Jewish life in Israel and around the world. Through our work, we are redefining the conversation about Judaism in modernity, religious pluralism, Israeli democracy, Israel and world Jewry, and the relationship with other faith communities.

Our work focuses on developing and enhancing:
• 21st Century Judaism: Developing compelling Jewish ideas capable of competing in the modern marketplace of identities and thought.
• Religious Pluralism: Building a Jewish people and a State of Israel that respect and celebrate diversity.
• Jewish and Democratic Israel: Ensuring Israel’s foundations as the democratic homeland of the Jewish people committed to equal rights and religious freedom for all.
• Jewish Peoplehood: Forming a strong mutual commitment between world Jewry and Israelis as equal partners in the future of Jewish life.
• Judaism and the World: Serving as a gateway for leaders of other faiths to engage with Judaism and Israel and build new foundations of understanding and cooperation.


Teaching Matters, Inc.

Mission Statement

Teaching Matters is a non-profit professional development organization that partners with educators to improve public schools. We use technology in the classroom to prepare teachers and their students for 21st Century learning and achievement.


The Carmel Hill Fund

Mission Statement

The Carmel Hill Fund Education Program is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote literacy and foster a love of reading, particularly among at-risk youth in inner cities.

We partner with schools to track student independent reading progress and mastery of state learning standards. Our principal focus is the provision of literature, technology, and education software solutions. We provide partnering schools with premiere in-person professional development and coaching to succeed in program implementation and nurture student literacy growth.


climate science legal defense fund

The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund

Mission Statement

The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund (CSLDF) protects the scientific endeavor by providing support and resources to scientists who are threatened, harassed or attacked for doing their jobs.


The Havens Relief Fund Society

Mission Statement

The mission of the Havens Relief Fund Society is to help struggling New York City residents and their families overcome imminent financial crises that might otherwise have devastating impacts on their lives by providing modest, one-time grants through a network of volunteer community leaders and professionals.


The Ida and Robert Gordon Family Foundation

Mission Statement

The Ida and Robert Gordon Family Foundation, Inc., was created upon the death of Robert S. Gordon to continue Mr. Gordon’s philanthropy for generations to come.  The foundation is dedicated to addressing the intersection of climate and sustainable agriculture and other environmental challenges.  In addition, the foundation supports women’s health programs, arts and identity projects, social justice programs, and other current areas of need.  The foundation’s endowment is responsibly invested, including in not-for-profit organizations consistent with the foundation’s mission. The foundation does not accept unsolicited applications, but please contact us for information on grants.


The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

Mission Statement

Through the lens of faith, ICCR builds a more just and sustainable world by integrating social values into corporate and investor actions.


The Pension Boards – United Church of Christ Inc.

Mission Statement

The Pension Boards, affiliated ministry of the United Church of Christ, has as its mission to help you meet critical life needs with meaningful benefit programs.


The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Mission Statement

The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has been operating since 2012 under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General. SDSN mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.

We aim to accelerate joint learning and promote integrated approaches that address the interconnected economic, social, and environmental challenges confronting the world. SDSN works closely with United Nations agencies, multilateral financing institutions, the private sector, and civil society.

The organization and governance of SDSN aims to enable a large number of leaders from all regions and diverse backgrounds to participate in the development of the network. The SDSN Leadership Council brings together global sustainable development leaders from all regions drawn from civil society, public, and private sectors. It acts as the board of SDSN. Much of SDSN’s work is led by National or Regional SDSNs, which mobilize knowledge institutions around the SDGs. Several Thematic Networks mobilize experts from around the world on the technical challenges of implementing the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement. SDSN has a small secretariat with offices in New York, New Delhi, and Paris.


United Board of Christian Higher Education in Asia

Mission Statement

The United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia works to support a Christian presence in academic communities in Asia.
The United Board is an historic Christian organization with a contemporary mission: we work with higher education institutions in Asia to develop leadership, collaboration and values such as justice, care for the environment, reconciliation and harmony among ethnic and religious communities, and civil society.


United Church Funds

Mission Statement

Its primary mission is to invest the permanent assets and endowment funds of UCC-related entities. It serves UCC churches, conferences, covenanted ministries, colleges, seminaries, and related agencies by promoting prudent investing, advocating for corporate social responsibility, and implementing a proven long-term investment strategy. Our goal is to provide more money for ministry.


The United Methodist City Society

United Methodist City Society

Mission Statement

UMCS acts as an agent of change for United Methodist Churches, its members and the community at large. We do this by sponsoring programs and creating partnerships that:

  • Support churches in their development, through the offering of spiritual, management, leadership, consultative and financial resources consistent with their mission context;
  • Facilitate the implementation of church-managed education, daycare, outreach and fellowship programs for members and the surrounding community;
  • Promote the education and development of children and youth in our communities; and

Enable individuals to overcome destructive addictions, and equip them to re-enter the larger community.


Vellore Christian Medical College Board

Mission Statement

The Vellore Christian Medical College Board (USA) Inc. is inspired by the legacy of Dr. Ida S. Scudder and her response to the healing ministry of Christ. The Board’s mission is to provide a focus for excellence and integrity at CMC through participation in and continuing support of CMC’s drive to maintain excellence. The Board does this by:
Honoring Ida Scudder – the person and her work Encouraging and supporting research activity of the highest quality driven by honesty and high ethical standards, directional focus and translational impact Promoting the professional development of CMC with a focus on the quality, delivery and safety of health care.


West End Residences

Mission Statement

West End’s mission is to provide safe and supportive transitional and permanent housing together with comprehensive services that assist and empower homeless and formerly homeless youth, families, and older adults to live full and productive lives.


Workforce Outsource Services

Mission Statement

The social mission of Workforce Opportunity Services is to educate, train and hire young adults from underserved populations throughout the U.S. and to place them within companies as outsourced IT consultants. Moreover, by offering opportunities to those individuals who may otherwise not have the wherewithal to afford the requisite training and education, WOS facilitates the personal, professional and financial independence students and provides them with “ladders of ascent” to help them grow in their careers into management and ownership positions. Through the training and mentoring of these young adults, WOS is uniquely poised to offer the services of highly skilled, professional, IT consultants to companies at very favorable rates, all while keeping IT jobs here in the U.S.


World Day of Prayer International Committee

Mission Statement

World Day of Prayer (WDP) is a worldwide movement of Christian women from all traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year.  Many countries have a continuing relationship of prayer and service. The common day of prayer, which is celebrated annually on the first Friday of March, is an opportunity to share—spiritually, educationally, and ecumenically—in informed prayer and prayerful action. The World Day of Prayer International Committee coordinates the development and distribution of the unique worship services based on the year’s chosen themes and including issues that women face in the country responsible for preparing the worship materials. The movement is carried out by women ecumenically organized into National/Regional committees throughout countries in Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, and Pacific. These National/Regional committees are linked together as one body through the work of the International Committee.


World Science Festival

Mission Statement

Our mission is to cultivate and sustain a general public informed by the content of science, inspired by its wonder, convinced of its value, and prepared to engage with its implications for the future.
The World Science Festival, an unprecedented annual tribute to imagination, ingenuity and inventiveness, takes science out of the laboratory and into the streets, theaters, museums, and public halls of New York City, making the esoteric understandable and the familiar fascinating.


Zamir Choral Foundation

Mission Statement

The Zamir Choral Foundation, founded and directed by Matthew Lazar, is the visionary, leading force in the Jewish world for sustaining and advancing the Jewish choral tradition. What’s more, Zamir is at the center of a growing movement that preserves and fosters Jewish choral music, Jewish identity, and interdenominational Jewish understanding and cooperation throughout the world.