Lakeland Choral Society is dedicated to awarding music scholarships to vocal students. Our organization endeavors to give back to the community through our shared love of song, and to inspire a new generation of musicians to appreciate great works of choral literature. Music is a powerfully emotive tool capable of creating community where isolation existed. Among the aspirations of the Lakeland Choral Society is that of bridging the distance between the cities and towns of Polk County so that together they may resonate with the timeless harmonies of great choral music.
Non-Profits and Community Organizations
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"Learning is for Everyone, Inc. is a non–profit education resource organization empowering families and individuals with information and networking resources at all levels of learning, at all stages of life, on the web and off. Our goal is to support the Curiosity Driven Life – to help inspire the lifelong love of learning that we all need to live intentionally, meaningfully and successfully in the 21st century."
The mission of the Lions Eye Institute Foundation is to support sight-related outreach, education, treatment and education. The Foundation supports the mission of the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research to restore sight and ultimately discover new cures for blinding eye diseases.
Toll free in the state of Florida 1.800.684.9276 ~ Our mission is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of lupus, support individuals and families affected by the disease, and increase awareness among health professionals and the public. The Greater Florida Chapter serves 47 counties in the state of Florida.
We are a non-profit Community Theatre ~ Joe LoPinto, President, Masque Community Theatre (813) 989-0950 Ext. 1
The mission of Miles for Hope is to raise awareness and funding of cutting edge brain tumor research as well as clinical trials and to provide travel assistance to qualified patients. Through our work, we intend on finding not only treatments that provide a better quality of life for those suffering with a brain tumor, but to find a cure.
The Morean Arts Center connects people with art through innovative, community-oriented art and arts education and contributes to the economic development of the region. We operate 4 different facilities in and around downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. (including Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop located at 714 -1st Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, Morean Arts Center for Clay located at 420 - 22nd Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705 and The Chihuly Collection, Presented by the Morean Arts Center located at 400 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33701) ~ We offer more than 250 studio art classes each year in all media taught by professional artists, showcase contemporary art through exhibitions focused on local artists, provide daily clay and glassblowing demonstrations for the public, and present the Chihuly Collection, a permanent exhibition by the noted studio glass artist, Dale Chihuly (address above). Visit our gallery shops for world-class art and gifts! For more information, visit our web site, www.moreanartscenter.org
Museum of Science and Industry, Tampa
Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. With the help of those who want a safer future, MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® will end this danger on America’s roads. PowerTalk 21® is the national day for parents to talk with their kids about alcohol, using the proven strategies of Power of Parents™ to reduce the risk of underage drinking. And as one of the largest victim services organizations in the U.S., MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every eight minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP. Learn more at www.madd.org or by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD (or the local number, above).
Narconon is a non-profit drug rehab program dedicated to eliminating drug abuse and drug addiction through drug prevention, education and rehabilitation. The Narconon network consists of over 100 drug rehab and drug prevention and education centers around the world. The Narconon drug rehabilitation program results in drug-free lives, with the majority of our graduates going on to live stable, ethical, productive, drug-free lives. These Narconon graduates, whether drug-free for ten, twenty or even 40 years, demonstrate the success and results of Narconon program. Narconon staff also work hard to eliminate drug abuse before it starts. Narconon drug prevention and education centers educate hundreds of thousands of people each year with live presentations and bring the truth to millions more through video presentations and written materials, thus reducing and eliminating drug addiction and abuse. For outside the U.S. visit our worldwide directory to contact a center near you.
Tampa Bay area’s premier professional not-for-profit musical theater, offering the best in live productions—from fresh looks at classic musicals, to lively and powerful thought-provoking new works. NAT is making its home for the inaugural season at the Hough Concert Hall at the Palladium Theater in downtown St. Petersburg. Visit the website to find information on the company, upcoming shows and events, memberships and online ticket sales.
Operation Productive Endeavor Inc. (OPE) was officially incorporated in 2004. The mission of OPE is to provide resources and services to the under-served community of the Tampa Bay area that will help people be more productive. OPE seeks to help individuals and the Tampa Bay community: To develop self-confidence, self-respect, and build a better community; To develop capacities for leadership and encourage individuals to use them responsibly in their own community. Philosophy: The strength of OPE is centered on volunteerism. Community collaborations are formed as a means to accomplishing the overall mission of OPE. OPE is an organization of people where individuals grow and develop by moving from casual to committed relationship with the organization that benefit the common good. OPE seeks to develop strong individuals, strong families and strong communities.
Out & Equal Tampa Bay educates and empowers organizations, human resources professionals, employee resource groups and individual employees through programs and services. Our goal is for these programs to result in equal policies at the local and state levels, along with equal opportunities, practices and benefits in the workplace regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, expression or characteristics.
Parkinson Research Foundation
The Parkinson Research Foundation is a nonprofit health organization providing Parkinson's research, information and advocacy. The mission of the organization is to cure Parkinson's and to improve the lives of all people affected by the disease.The money raised by the Foundation funds research, information programs, and advocacy and awareness efforts that will support the over one million people with Parkinson's in communities across America
Pathfinder Outdoor Education offers experiential “hands-on” education programs led by expertly trained facilitators. Our mission is to help youth and adults develop positive and engaged learning communities. Schools, corporate organizations and special interest groups can participate in one to five day events at several beautiful outdoor settings throughout Florida. Experiential classes are offered in a range of topics, including: leadership training: environmental education; building a strong corporate community; social justice and diversity training; outdoor adventure: fun and bonding … and more. All programs are conducted in a physically and emotionally safe environment, to support the optimal learning experience.
~ In 1991, Melissa and Risa co-founded the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization with the mission of funding research that will lead to the elimination of childhood cancer worldwide. The only way a cure will be found for this disease is through research. Since its formation, the Pediatric Cancer Foundation has funded millions of dollars in grants to leading institutions including All Children's Research Institute, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, the University of Florida in Gainesville, the University of Miami School of Medicine and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. Through seed grants, we support research projects that are in the early stages of development. The funds researchers receive help them develop, nourish and begin proving their theories.
Our mission is to ensure the right of all individuals to manage their sexual and reproductive health by providing direct services, education and advocacy. Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., is the world’s oldest and largest family planning organization. The Southwest and Central Florida affiliate began operations in 1966 and presently provides vital reproductive health services (including birth control, annual exams, sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, cervical and breast cancer screenings, HIV testing, and information about having safer sex and comprehensive education) to women, men and teens in Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties.
The UACDC, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public/private partnership whose mission is children and family development, crime prevention and commerce growth. Its primary focus is the redevelopment and sustainability of the at-risk areas surrounding the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida. It doesn’t take a magic wand to heal a community encompassing four square miles with more than 50,000 at-risk residents. It takes perseverance and an unwavering commitment building non-traditional public and private partnerships with a coalition of agencies, government officials, private citizens, businesses, law enforcement and area residents. Collective efficacy, the willingness for all these groups to come together in an unprecedented show of unity, foresight and belief that positive changes can be made, is at the core of succeeding.
Through quality and innovation, Quest has built communities where people with disabilities have achieved their goals for more than 40 years. From a variety of residential and employment options, to behavioral therapy and even a recreational summer camp, Quest serves more than 1,000 individuals on any given day in Central Florida. By offering these opportunities to learn, live, work and play, children and adults can imagine and achieve their full capabilities. Fax: 813-626-8622
Mission Statement ~ We are a group of volunteers who have a connection to an inmate within the Florida Department of Corrections. Our purpose is to help families adjust to the hardship of having a loved one imprisoned, by offering support that spans the term length and beyond. Check for carpool info on the website...
REACHUP, Inc is a 501(c)(3) community non-profit whose mission is to advocate for and mobilize resources to help communities achieve equality in healthcare and positive health for families. REACHUP is the “parent” of the Central Hillsborough Healthy Start Project (focused in zip codes 33602, 33603, 33605, and 33610) and Closing the Gap in Infant Mortality Project (focused in Hillsborough County). Some of the services we provide are case management for pregnant and newly parenting moms; Doula (labor assistant) services; Interconception (between pregnancies) care peer support groups; male mentoring groups, stress support groups; and health education classes.
Repower America was first introduced as a bold plan to “repower” our country with 100% clean electricity and revitalize our national energy infrastructure. The Alliance for Climate Protection launched the Repower America campaign to galvanize the American public around a bold new clean energy plan and a revitalized national energy infrastructure that will jumpstart our economy and create millions of jobs; help end our dependence on foreign oil; reward innovation and job creation, not polluters; and help solve the climate crisis. Repower America stands for the importance of investing in energy efficiency; clean, renewable and diversified energy sources; a unified national smart energy grid that connects these renewable energy sources to every part of the country; and clean car technology. Our mission: To reveal the complete truth about the climate crisis in a way that ignites the moral courage in each of us.
Saddle Up Riding Club is an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults, both able bodied and disabled, through equine therapy and direct interaction with horses. We have partnered with NARHA to provide the best possible programs available. Saddle Up has two locations: Pinellas Park and Safety Harbor. We schedule weekly programs, weather permitting. Saddle Up Riding Club is a club for children who love horses and want to learn to ride and care for them. We teach the children about proper horse care and riding techniques. We teach responsible horse ownership to all who want to learn. The club is active year round.
The Sarasota Concert Band was founded in 1954 as a community band full of local players. The Band of today is still a non-profit, local organization fueled by the passion and interest of the community, but it has also grown into an elite ensemble of professional performers lead by Maestro William J Barbanera, formerly of the Florida West Coast Symphony. The Band's season runs from November - May and dates can be found at the website (www.sarasotaconcertband.org) or by calling 941-364-BAND(2263).
SCOPE's Mission: To engage our community in planning for excellence through a process of open dialogue and impartial research, to establish priorities, propose solutions and monitor change to enhance the quality of life in Sarasota County.
Distinguished as Sarasota's premier gallery for contemporary visual arts, Ringling College's Selby Gallery is a professional on-campus exhibition space that serves as both a center of learning and hub of extracurricular activity. The 3,000-square-foot Gallery presents major exhibitions by nationally and internationally celebrated artists, designers, illustrators and photographers from diverse cultural backgrounds as well as provide community programming in the form of lectures, forums, panel discussions, and performing arts events. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 10am – 4pm; Tuesday 10am – 7pm.