Almost half of AMS’ clients are nonprofit organizations – charities, schools and community organizations. These amazing organizations feed the hungry, nurture our young people, build homes for returning veterans, cultivate our planet’s resources, care for abandoned pets and so much more. We are privileged to work with these selfless and generous people.
Please take a moment to scroll down the list below. Maybe you’ll find an organization whose mission speaks to you. Perhaps you can spare a few hours to volunteer or a few dollars as a donation. At the very least, you’ll have learned about some great organizations and the good work they do.
AMS Giving categories
Choose from the categories below:
Arts, culture and the humanities
IFF Boston enters its 11th year as New England’s premier film festival. 100% volunteer staff. Films, panels, and Q&As.
DanforthArt is a museum and art school offering exhibits, studio art programs, and activities which engage all ages.
MCC Theater is driven by a mission to provoke conversations that have never happened – and otherwise never would.
Empowered youth who use music to make strong positive change in their lives, their communities, and the world.
Founded in 1997, Figure Skating in Harlem uses the artistic discipline of figure skating as a powerful magnet to provide innovative education and fitness programs that promote academic success, physical health, and emotional well-being in a safe and supportive environment.
Civil rights, social action, advocacy
Jane Doe is a statewide coalition advocates for policy and prevention for safety, liberty and dignity of sexual and domestic violence victims.
IWHC protects the human rights and health of women and girls in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
HREA trains human rights defenders, law enforcement, legal and media professionals around the world.
The Women’s Lunch Place provides Boston, MA daytime shelter for homeless/low income women and children offering medical care, advocacy, art, legal aid and meals.
Community improvement, capacity building
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship trains graduate students to improve health & create change in vulnerable communities.
Boston Rising breaks the cycle of poverty by restoring access to the tools for rising: an education, a job, and social connections.
Accion in the U.S. provides loans to aspiring minority and immigrant entrepreneurs, inspiring community change & growth.
Building Impact is a nonprofit that delivers community involvement programs to buildings where people work and live.
MACDC is the policy and capacity-building arm of the community development movement in Massachusetts.
CCC promotes community cooperation and unity and empowers youth, individuals, and families through a variety of programs.
Just-A-Start provides affordable housing, education and workforce training, and community engagement to support the economic security of low-income people in Cambridge and nearby communities.
ESC provides high-quality, affordable consulting and capacity-building services to nonprofits that enable them to more effective serve the community.
Diseases, disorders and medical disruptions
Our mission at Helen Keller International is to save the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
Joslin Diabetes Center is dedicated to ensuring that people with diabetes live long, healthy lives and offer real progress in preventing and curing this disease.
CRI’s mission is to lead the way in clinical HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C research and to ensure access to lifesaving drugs and health insurance to those in need.
StrongMinds is treating the #1 disabler of women in Africa: depression. We make group talk therapy available to impoverished women who do not have access to medications or mental health professionals.
We are closing the academic achievement gap in vulnerable communities through high-impact early literacy routines.
The Bay State Reading Institute’s mission is to ensure that every child leaves elementary school a proficient reader.
Evidence-based nonprofit organization that promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric offices nationwide.
Give the gift of science: sponsor a microscope or bunsen burner and help talented students in Africa cure malaria now!
The GLK Student Fund raises and distributes scholarships directly to worthy, yet needy Tanzanian students.
We use the web to uncover, chronicle, and transmit the rich legacy of American Jewish women to people all over the world.
City Year, a nonprofit organization whose teams of diverse young adults commit to a year of full-time community service.
Family Centered Services of CT works to prevent abuse, neglect and victimization across the life span.
A leader in Adventure learning to develop character, team work, physical and emotional fitness, and responsibility.
Our vision is that all children achieve success in life. We offer them 1-to-1 mentors and educational workshops.
141 Years of service filling financial gaps of disabled alumni & Framingham State students facing obstacles & rising college costs. Not legally affiliated with FSU
Interise stimulates economic revitalization in lower income communities through job creation.
PSW builds partnerships builds employer education partnerships to ensure a well-trained workforce.
Provides job readiness, employment opportunities and placement services for ex-offenders, parolees and ex-convicts.
Boston Harbor Island Alliance promotes the development and use of the 34 islands in Boston Harbor.
Mass Audubon protects the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife.
Boat Camp is dedicated to providing meaningful, nature-smart education outdoors to inspire lifelong connections to land and sea.
NYLCV is the only statewide organization in New York that fights for the environment through political action.
ELM is dedicated to protecting the health of our environment and citizenry by safeguarding the land, water, and air of MA.
We inspire people to action on behalf of native plants and the diversity of life they support. Every garden matters ~ Every landscape counts.
Food, agriculture & nutrition
Mill City Grows promotes, supports and creates opportunities for urban food production in Lowell, MA.
Dedham Food Pantry services over 370 families and receive no funding from the state or the town and rely solely on donations to exist!
HCFA is dedicated to making quality, affordable health care accessible to everyone, regardless of economic status.
Since 1928, South Nassau Hospital has been providing high quality health care to the communities of Nassau’s South Shore.
Homes for Our Troops builds specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans serving since September 11, 2001.
Casa Myrna is Boston’s leading nonprofit serving women and children affected by domestic and family violence.
Brookview house mission is to assist families in developing skills necessary to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.
Our mission is to end the cycle of violence for low-income families and individuals at risk of homelessness and domestic violence by connecting them to safe, permanent housing and services.
Human services, social services
Second Chances’ mission is to provide free clothing to people in need, recycling reusable material and connecting people.
Horizons improves the lives of young homeless children in Massachusetts and helps their families to succeed.
YWCA Cambridge offers supportive housing for troubled women, shelter for homeless families and affordable summer camp.
Dream Big! provides low-income & homeless girls with the basic items necessary to enable them to participate in sports.
Fishing Partnership Support Services improves the health and well-being of commercial fishing families.
Viet-AID is the first and only grassroot community development corporation founded and operated by Vietnamese refugees.
Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth to age 12, living in low-income situations, with the essential items they need thrive.
MACA promotes an environment where children are free from sexual, physical, and emotional abuse and neglect, and where all children are treated with dignity and respect.
Catholic Charities’ programs serve the poor and working poor in your community with dignity and compassion.
Family Service seeks to break the cycle of intergenerational disadvantage among Boston’s most at-risk children, youth and families.
Facing Cancer Together provides cancer support, wellness, and education services to people affected by cancer at no cost.
Friends of Mel Foundation is dedicated to providing quality cancer care by funding cancer research, education and support.
Room to Grow gives babies born into poverty a chance for a brighter future.
Training great dogs to help special people. Service and seizure response dogs have a magical effect on their recipients. They assist with physical and emotional needs – enabling a person to achieve greater independence, confidence, and happiness overall.
Roxbury Youthworks’ mission is to help youth caught in cycles of poverty, victimization and violence transition successfully into adulthood.