NONPROFIT GUIDE

Below is a listing of the nonprofit Chamber members. The Chamber is proud to count many nonprofit organizations as its valued members.

If you organization is a current member of the Chamber (and a nonprofit organization) and would like to be listed, please send your information and logo to membership@smchamber.com.

Swim With Heart

swimwithheartlogo

Swim with Heart

1238 7th Street

Santa Monica, CA 90401

310-625-2974

www.swimwithheart.org

Mission:

Our mission is to provide children, teens, and young adults with disabilities customized instruction in the sport of swimming in order to develop and enhance their strengths.

SWH teaches with love and fun and all of our coaches come from a “can do and capable” attitude, rather than a disability attitude. We prefer to think of what we do as “fine tuning their capabilities,” rather than focusing on what they may not be able to do.

Everyone learns differently. We figure out what each individual needs and teach them that way. After swimming with SWH, life begins to fill with possibility!

Thank you for your support.

GO SHARKS!

Mikey Flaherty

www.swimwithheart.org

310-625-2974

 

American Cancer Society/Discovery Shop

american-cancer-society920 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 458-4490

http://www.discoveryshop-santamonica.org

Mission: The American Cancer Society saves lives by helping you stay well, helping you get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back against cancer.

Broad Stage

BroadStage1310 11th st.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 434-3412

http://www.thebroadstage.com

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage will contribute to our cultural community through excellence in education and the arts, helping to build a new generation of audience and artists. Within the framework of the overall mission of SMC, it will strive to promote artistic excellence, creativity, collaboration and the free exchange of ideas in an open, caring community of learners.

Cancer Support Community - Benjamin Center

Cancer Support Community
1990 South Bundy Dr., Ste. 100
Los Angeles, CA 90025

(310) 314-2555

www.cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org

The mission of Cancer Support Community is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. All programs are at no cost to participants.

Chrysalis

Chrysalis1853 Lincoln Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Ph: 310-401-9400
Fax: 310-401-9443

www.changelives.org

Chrysalis is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment.

Connections For Children

ConnectionsForChildren2701 Ocean Park Blvd., Ste. 253
Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 452-3325

http://www.connectionsforchildren.org

Connections For Children’s mission is to help all children reach their full potential by supporting families’ access to high quality child care and education.

We are looking for volunteers to assist us at Connections For Children for our holiday gift program from December 19-21.  Volunteers are needed to assist families in selecting and wrapping gifts, and greeting families when they arrive.  Contact Lisa Daggett at 310-452-3325×211 or lisad@cfc-ca.org for more information.

Heal the Bay

healthebay1444 9th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 451-1500

http://www.healthebay.org

A non-profit that fights to protect the health of the ocean, its animals, and plants and all of the members of the public who swim surf and play in the waves.

Hostelling International - LA/Santa Monica

HostellingInternational1436 2nd street
Santa Monica, 90401

(310) 393-9913

www.hilosangeles.org
www.hiusa.org

Our mission is “to help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling.” The mission is accomplished through our extensive network of hostels offering a wide-range of programs and activities.

Jacaranda Music

First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica

JacarandaMusic1220 Second Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(213) 483-0216

www.JacarandaMusic.org

Jacaranda is designed for newcomers, recording collectors, and edge-loving connoisseurs – listening with a sense of discovery and all the social benefits that only live concerts can provide. Jacaranda is a series of adventures – music from centuries past next to unforgettable new and modern music played by brilliant musicians. Each concert has a point of view and the series, as a whole, is rich with musical relationships that are satisfying on many levels.

Jacaranda, music at the edge of Santa Monica, is a non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible. Contributions help cover musicians fees, instrument and music rentals. Ticket prices are kept low as possible in the interest of providing broad access to high quality music. However, revenue from tickets provides a fraction of the cost of presentation.

Jewish Vocational Service

JewishVocationalService13160 Mindanao Wy., Ste. 240
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

(310) 309-6000

http://www.jvsla.org

JVS’ intention is to provide people with the ability to earn their own living. All services, programs and related business enterprises are focused toward that end.

LA Leggers

LALeggersPO Box 761
Santa Monica, CA  90406

(424) 253-4437

https://www.laleggers.org/

Southern California’s premiere Running and Walking Club. We train over 1,200 people a year for the L.A. Marathon, local races from 5k to ultramarathons and for races around the globe!

Los Angeles Orthopedic Hospital

LosAngelesOrthopedicHospital2400 S. Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

(213) 742-1500

www.OrthoHospital.org

The mission of Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital is to provide outstanding care for patients with musculoskeletal disorders and through the support of the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation, to: provide care for children regardless of ability to pay and advance care worldwide for all musculoskeletal patients through medical education and scientific research.  Volunteer, donate, find a doctor and learn more at www.OrthoHospital.org!

New Roads School

The Herb Alpert Educational Village

newroadschool3131 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA  90404

310-828-5582

www.newroads.org

Providing Inspired Education for an Evolving World.

New Roads School is a leader in K-12 college preparatory education, exploring better ways to engage students in the learning process.  Our generous Financial Aid Program supports a uniquely diverse student population.  To join our community go to www.newroads.org,  or contact Nancy London, Director of Communications at nlondon@newroads.org

New West Symphony Association

newwestsymponyPO Box 91732
Los Angeles, CA 90009

(9310) 648-4533

http://www.newwestsymphony.org

One of Southern California’s most respected Orchestras

NRDC

nrdc1314 2nd St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

(310) 434-2300

http://www.nrdc.org

Environmental action group that strives to protect the planets wildlife and wild places and ensure a safe and healthy living environment.

Pico Improvement Organization

pico3019 Pico Blvd., Ste. 4
Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 829-9303

http://www.picopassport.com

The PIO is committed to promoting business and commerce within the Santa Monica Pico Boulevard Business Improvement area and promoting goodwill between the business community and the residential areas adjacent to the boulevard.

The Salvation Army Santa Monica Corps Community Center

thesalvationarmyStreet Address: 1533 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
PO BOX 7065, Santa Monica, CA 90406

(310) 451 -1358

www.salvationarmy-socal.org

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Our site provides basic needs such as food boxes, blankets, power assistance, clothing, and personal hygiene kits to those in need in the greater Santa Monica area.  This site also has youth and senior programs, Christmas Assistance, summer camps, and Sunday Worship Services.  (310) 451 – 1358.

Santa Monica College Alumni Association

santamonicaalumni1900 Pico Boulevard – Main Campus (US Mail Address)
1516 Pico Boulevard, 2nd fl. – Physical Office
Santa Monica, CA 90405

T: 310.434.4196

W: alumni.smc.edu

The SMC Alumni Association builds and re-establishes lifelong connections with our graduates, former students and friends to foster mutually beneficial ties with Santa Monica College, generating goodwill, financial support and other resources to change students’ lives through excellence in education and a shared commitment to global citizenship.

Santa Monica College Foundation

smcfoundation1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 434-4215

http://foundation.smc.edu/

Community support group that aims to enhance student excellence at Santa Monica College.

Santa Monica Jaycees

SantaMonicaJaycees1234 6th St., Ste. 100
Santa Monica, CA 90401

http://www.smjaycees.com

Santa Monica Jaycees cultivates young professionals and empowers them to lead.

Santa Monica Family YMCA

YMCA1332 6th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 393-2721

http://www.ymcasm.org

The Santa Monica Family YMCA strives to strengthen community and through our programs and  services bring people together, nurture potential, and deliver positive change to the community.

Santa Monica-Malibu PTA Council

PTA1651 16th St., Ste. 212
Santa Monica, CA 90404

(310) 450-8338

http://www.smmpta.org

Santa Monica-Malibu Council of PTAs provides leadership, advocacy, communication, and funding to the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District.

Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corp

Santa-Monica-Pier-Restoration-Corp200 Santa Monica Pier, Ste. A
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 458-8901

http://www.santamonicapier.org

Santa Monica pier restoration preserves and enhances the pleasure pier experience for people of all ages and for future generations.

Santa Monica Police Activities League

Santa-Monica-Police-Activities-League1401 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

(310) 458-8988

www.smgov.net/hsd/pal

PAL is a unique community organization that fosters trust between youth and the men and women of the Santa Monica Police Department in a safe and nurturing environment.  Through outstanding educational, cultural, recreational, and outreach programs, PAL helps develop skills and self-esteem, encouraging youth to reach their full potential.

PAL’s Best Gift Ever Drive provides gifts for over 300 Santa Monica Children. All the gift given to these children are donated by individuals and local businesses. Individuals can donated a new unwrapped toy to the PAL Youth Center or SMPD Substation on 1433 2nd Street. For more information, please contact PAL Director, Eula Fritz 310-458-8988.

Santa Monica Symphony

Santa-Monica-SymphonyP.O. Box 3101
Santa Monica, CA 90408-3101

(310) 395-6330

www.smsymphony.org

Mission: Since 1945, the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra has provided a season of high-quality concerts of works from the classical and contemporary symphonic repertoire to the greater Santa Monica community, all presented free of charge.

The SMSO extends its reach into the community by introducing young people from all socio-economic backgrounds to classical music and enhancing lifelong learning opportunities through free performances at local schools, libraries, and community arts events.

Step Up on Second

Step-Up-on-Second328 2nd St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 576-1308

www.stepuponsecond.org

It is the vision of Step Up on Second that every individual affected by a mental health issue will have the opportunity to experience recovery.  It is the mission of Step Up on Second to provide the Help, Hope, and a Home that leads to recovery for individuals, families and communities affected by mental illness.

Virginia Avenue Project

Virginia-Avenue-Project3000 West Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

(310) 264-4224

http://www.VirginiaAvenueProject.org

The Virginia Avenue Project is a free, after school program, using the performing arts in conjunction with one-on-one mentoring to help children ages 6-18 , think creatively, critically and confidently about their lives.

Westside Food Bank

Westside-Food-Bank1710 22nd St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

(310) 828-6016

http://www.westsidefoodbankca.org

Westside Food Bank is an independent, non-profit, corporation founded in 1981, which provides food to social service agencies on the west side of Los Angeles County.

WISE & Healthy Aging

WISE-Healthy-Aging527 4th St., 2nd Fl.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 394-9871

http://www.wiseandhealthyaging.org

WISE & Healthy Aging, a nonprofit social services organization, enhances the independence, dignity and quality of life of older adults through leadership, advocacy and innovative services.

SOL-LA Music Academy

sol la

SOL-LA’s mission is to provide high quality performing arts education to students from all backgrounds and economic circumstances, in an engaging and encouraging environment fostering achievement and community.  Our comprehensive program reflects the belief that vibrant cultural education nurtures all areas of learning, connects diverse societies and enhances enjoyment of life.

SOL-LA Music Academy

1812 Stanford Street

Santa Monica, CA 90404

310-828-2912

info@sollamusicacademy.org

www.sollamusicacademy.org

 

American Red Cross at Santa Monica

americanredcross1450 11th St
Santa Monica,CA 90401

(310) 394-3773

http://www.redcrossofsantamonica.org

Mission: The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement.

Broadway Gymnastics School, Inc.

5433 Beethoven St.
Los Angeles, CA 90066

(310) 450-0012

http://www.broadwaygym.com

Mission: “Helping Children Grow”, indicates our desire to support children striving to achieve their best through the practice and discipline of gymnastics. In addition to assisting those with Olympic aspirations, the Foundation supports children with special needs and economically disadvantaged children so that they can experience the sport of gymnastics in a positive environment.

Annual gymnastics fundraising events include: Peter Vidmar Men’s International Invitational, Olympic Dream Classic, Pacific Sun Classic, Annual Book Faire, Cartwheel A Thon, and Entertainment Book Sale.  To become involved in the Broadway Gymnastic Foundation, please contact Michael Cates at 310.302.0035 x 28.

Christian Science Reading Room & Church

CSlogo505 Arizona Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 395-1411

www.christianscience.com/church

A Global Community dedicated to practical Christianity.

CLARE Foundation

clairefoundation909 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 314-6200

http://www.clarefoundation.org

A non-profit organization providing compassionate treatment and recovery services for alcoholism and substance abuse to individuals, families and the community.

Friends of Santa Monica Public Library

FriendsofSantaMonicaPublicLibrary601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90406

(310) 458-8608

http://www.friendsofsmpl.org

A non-profit community organization established for charitable and educational purposes. Our members support the library through fund raising and volunteer activities.

Hospital Association of Southern California

hospitalassociation515 S. Figueroa St., Ste. 1300
Los Angeles, CA 90071

(213) 538-0730

http://www.hasc.org

A non-profit to serve the political, economic, informational and educational needs of hospitals and to improve the quality and accessibility of health services.

International Medical Corps

InternationalMedicalCorps1919 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 400
Santa Monica , CA 90404

(310) 826-7800

www.internationalmedicalcorps.org

A global, humanitarian, non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles

JewishFamilyServiceofLosAngeles1424 4th St., Ste. 301
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 393-0732

http://www.jfsla.org

An extended family of compassionate social services that enriches the community and improves the live of countless men, women and children of all religions ethnicities and ages.

Ken Edwards Center

KenEdwardsCenter1527 4th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 458-8300

http://www.smgov.net

A program with two independent senior service agencies, a city-sponsored senior lunch program, and a community conference center.

Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera

LosAngelesMetropolitanOpera707 Muskingum Ave.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

(310) 459-5586

http://www.losangelesmet.com

The newest addition to LA’s cultural industry bringing the excitement, beauty and passion of the world’s beloved operatic stage to you.

Main Street Business Improvement Association

mainst1549 11th St., Ste. 203
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 899-9555

http://www.mainstreetsm.com

An eclectic collection of restaurants, boutiques, cafes, and various services stretching for about one mile from Pico south to the Santa Monica city limit.

We are always seeking volunteers to help with our events: the annual Main Street Holiday event, first Saturday evening of December; the annual Summer SOULstice event, the Sunday after Father’s Day in June; and the annual Fashion’s Night Out event in September.  Contact Gary at 310/899-9555 or msmastaff@netvip.com

Meals on Wheels West

mealswheelswest1823 Michigan Ave., Ste. A
Santa Monica, CA 90404

(310) 394-5133

http://www.mealsonwheelswest.org

Delivering smiles one meal at a time.

New Directions Inc.

Ne DirectionsInc11303 Wilshire Blvd., VA Bldg 116
Los Angeles, CA 90073

(310) 914-4045

http://www.ndvets.org

Providing services to veterans in Los Angeles County.

Coalition for Engaged Education

3131 Olympic Blvd.Coalition for Engaged Education Logo JPG

Santa Monica, CA 90404

424-272-9900

http://www.c-youth.org

Mission: Creating innovative educational reforms for at-risk children, youth, and communities.

People can help by selecting The Coalition for Engaged Education as the organization for their end of the year gift.  For more information, go to our website at www.c-youth.org or contact Kevin Kate McQuhae at 424-272-9913

OPCC

opcc1453 16th St., 2nd Fl.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

(310) 264-6646

http://www.opcc.net

OPCC is the safety-net for low-income and homeless youth, adults and families, at risk-youth, battered women and their children, and people living with mental illness in Santa Monica and the west side of LA.

For all questions regarding volunteer opportunities, making a financial contribution or in-kind donation, please contact Donna Miller at 310-264-6646 ext. 235 or dmiller@opcc.net or visit www.opcc.org/tabid/216/Default.aspx

Prostate Cancer Foundation

prostatecancerfoundation1250 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 570-4700

www.pcf.org

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world’s leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating advanced prostate cancer research.

Santa Monica Bay Area Human Relations Council

humanrelationscounsilPO Box 1307
Santa Monica, CA 90406

(310) 399-1788

A team of software engineers, marketing managers, product developers, and engineers passionate about bringing civics, philanthropy, and altruism into the forefront of social media and Internet technologies.

Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club

santamonicawomensclub1210 4th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 395-1308

http://www.smbwc.org

Strives for  advancement in all lines of culture, education, welfare, service and civic affairs.

Santa Monica Conservancy

santamonicaconservancyPO Box 653
Santa Monica, CA 90406

(310) 496-3146

http://www.smconservancy.org

Mission: Santa Monica Conservancy works to promote widespread understanding and appreciation of the cultural, social, economic and environmental benefits of historic preservation.

Visit our web site www.smconservancy.org for details on our weekly Downtown Walking Tour, our upcoming Holiday Party, and our plans to renovate the landmark Shotgun House as a Preservation Resource Center.  Please consider joining or donating to the Conservancy as you make plans for your year-end contributions.

Santa Monica College Associates

smcassociates1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 434-4303

http://www.smc.edu/Associates

Now in its 30th year, the SMC Associates is a community-based support group for Santa Monica College. It brings outstanding speakers, performers and special events to the campus in order to enhance the educational experience and enrich campus and community life. SMC Associates events are open to everyone interested and generally free of charge. Associates supporters come from all parts of our business and residential community, understanding the value of the college as a rich resource for the Westside. Memberships and sponsorships are open to everyone. We invite you to visit the website at www.smc.edu/Associates and get involved with us.

Santa Monica - Malibu Education Foundation

Santa-Monica-Malibu-Education-Foundation1649 16th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

(310) 396-4557

http://www.smmef.org

SMMEF was created to supplement the curriculum of the school district through funding programs in the arts, academics and athletics.

Santa Monica - Malibu Unified School District

santa monica malibu school1651 16th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

(310) 395-3204

http://www.smmusd.org

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District works together in a nurturing environment to help students be visionary versatile thinkers; resourceful, life-long learners; effective multilingual communicators and global citizens.

Santa Monica Sister City Association

Santa-Monica-Sister-City-Association1522 S. Saltair Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90025

(310) 979-6064

http://santamonicasistercity.org/

Peace in the world, one person at a time

Sustainable Works

Sustainable-Works1744 Pearl St. Santa Monica,
CA 90405

(310) 458-8716

www.sustainableworks.org

Our mission is to foster a culture of sustainability in cities, colleges, and businesses. We accomplish this by providing hands-on, interactive, educational experiences, serving as a liaison between governments, institutions, businesses and individuals and fostering community development.

People can get involved by attending our Green Living Workshops or having their business participate in our Business Greening Program. To help us with our mission, individuals and businesses can donate online or become a Sustainable Works member.

Upward Bound House

Upward-Bound-House1104 Washington Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403

(310) 458-7779

http://www.upwardboundhouse.org

The Mission of Upward Bound House is to eliminate homelessness among families with children by providing housing, supportive services and advocacy.

Adopting-a-Family or collecting goods for our families are some of the few ways individuals and companies can become involved with Upward Bound House during this holiday season. If you or your company is interested in spearheading a holiday drive, fundraiser or hosting a year-end holiday giving opportunity, please contact Volunteer and Services Coordinator Rebecca Zada at rzada@upwardboundhouse.org or 310-458-7779 x 217.

Westside Family Health Center

Westside-Family-Health-Center1711 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 450-4773

http://www.wfhcenter.org

West side family health center provides comprehensive, high quality, cost-effective health care in an environment that empowers patients to take an assertive role in their well-being.

Westside Pregnancy Clinic

Westside-Pregnancy-Clinic11500 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. 570
Los Angeles, CA 90064

(310) 268-8400

http://www.wpclinic.org

Empowering individuals to make informed pregnancy and sexual health choices.

YWCA Santa Monica / Westside

YWCA-Santa-Monica2019 14th Street
Santa Monica, CA  90405

(310) 452-3881

www.smywca.org

The YWCA Santa Monica / Westside empowers women and girls by creating opportunities for growth, progress and success.

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