Charities to Support
Angel Flight West
Angel Flight West is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization that arranges free, non-emergency air travel for children and adults with serious medical conditions and other compelling needs. Our network of 1,400+ pilots throughout the 13 western states donate their aircraft, piloting skills, and all flying costs to help families in need, enabling them to receive vital treatment that might otherwise be inaccessible because of financial, medical, or geographic limitations.
Center for Chronic Illness
Living with chronic illness has many challenges, which can make you feel overwhelmed and isolated. Our support groups are designed to provide you a safe place to meet others living with chronic illness and share your concerns. Licensed mental health professionals facilitate all of our groups. These professionals offer guidance and structure, helping you get the most out of your group meetings.
Chive Charities has changed the giving paradigm. As opposed to using the cause to raise awareness on behalf of the recipient, we encourage the recipient to let their story raise awareness for their cause. Donors are connected to the entire story from beginning to end – we watch our recipients go out into the world to do incredible things, and we are right beside them.
For us, it’s not just about giving. It’s about connecting.
Each month we find unique causes to support: people in need of financial assistance; veterans in need of support. Then, we research how we can best fit their needs – not just in the short-term, but in the long run, too. The grant is drawn from our Chive Fund, the pool of donations that only exists because of you, our donors.
Because raising awareness for our recipient and the cause is Priority #1, we tell their story. We share it with millions of readers across the world. Those stories are read, shared, and often take on a life of their own.
Chive Charities is not just a charity. We’re not just a website. We’re a home to people who value kindness, respect, and generosity above all. We’re a group of misfits who share one goal, and it’s a simple one: To make the world a better place. Not a perfect place. A 10% happier place.
Global Genes’ story began with our loved ones. We are the friends, family and supporters of patients close to us who are affected by rare disease. We understand the confusion, the overwhelming experience of the unknown and the feelings of isolation all too well. And we know we aren’t alone. That’s the reason Global Genes was born – to connect, empower and inspire the rare disease community.
National Organization for Rare Disorders
NORD, a 501(c)(3) organization, is a patient advocacy organization dedicated to individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them. NORD, along with its more than 280 patient organization members, is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and patient services.
Periodic Paralysis Association
The Periodic Paralysis Association (PPA) has come a long way since our inception. Through the tireless voluntary efforts of the PPA Board and small circle of exceptionally motivated volunteers, the PPA has been able to help this special community in a variety of ways, from assisting members individually to providing resources to the community at large. We have begun making great strides toward better characterizing and finding new treatments for this class of disorder.
Our goals are many and require funding greater than our conferences and other prior fundraising efforts can generate. To this end, we humbly ask you to remember the PPA in your charitable giving. A donation to the PPA is not merely a tax-deductable gift and expression of goodwill, but it is an investment in your own health.
Rare Genomes Project
We created the Rare Genomes Project to enable patients with undiagnosed, suspected genetic conditions to participate in genomic research regardless of where they live, to engage participants as partners in the research process, and to turn genomic data into clinically meaningful answers for families.
Improving our understanding of the rarest genetic conditions requires combining the experiences of patients and families directly with genomic research. By reaching out nationwide and empowering the rare and undiagnosed community to donate a sample and their story, we hope to better understand the genetic basis of all undiagnosed diseases.
*The Broad Institute is the funding source for the Rare Genomes Project and you can learn about donating to them at the link.
Recurrent Meningitis Association
The Recurrent Meningitis Association is using advocacy through research to support those with the rare disease recurrent meningitis.
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