Chapter Charity

The most tangible and effective giving often happens at a local level. The PLUS Foundation adopted a unique grass roots philanthropic strategy – members choose, members give, members engage. Through Chapter Charity initiatives the Foundation supports the efforts of PLUS Chapters throughout the United States and Canada, enabling members to make connections with each other, and make a difference in their communities at the same time.

Chapter Charity Grants & Volunteer Events 2017: The Foundation continues its tradition of giving and promoting volunteerism into the ninth year of this highly successful program.

  • Chapter Charity Grants will be $5,000 each!
  • Up to $1,000 is available to support volunteer projects
  • Each Chapter Steering Committee will be designating its own
    contact person and deadline.

Click here to download the 2017 Nomination form.

2016 Chapter Charity Grants

Lawyer’s Feed the Hungry c/o The Law Society Foundation– Canada
Trails of Summer – Canada
Community Mainstreaming Associates – Eastern
Hartford Youth Scholars– Hartford
Malta House of Care Foundation, Inc. – Hartford
Hole in the Wall Gang – Hartford
Philadelphia Children’s Alliance – Mid-Atlantic
St. Jude’s Children’s Alliance – Mid-Atlantic
Philabundance – Mid-Atlantic
Mulliganeers – Midwest
Myocarditis Foundation – New England
Rosie’s Place – New England
The Women’s Lunch Place – New England
Zebra Crossings – New England
ALS Therapy Development Institute – North Central
SF-Marin Food Bank – Northern California
Project Access NW – Northwest
Community Foodbank of Central Alabama – Southeast
Cure Childhood Cancer – Southeast
Quantum House– Southeast
HOPE Atlanta – Southeast
Golden Hearts Ranch – Southern California
Inner City Arts – Southern California
Santa Claus Inc. – Southern California
Not My Kid – Southwest
Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado – Southwest
Wellspring Community – Southwest
Brighter Towers – Texas
Fairways for Warriors – Texas
Our Friend’s Place – Texas

2015 Chapter Charity Grants

Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation – Canada
Huntington Society of Canada – Canada
JCCA Two Together Tutoring – Eastern
My Sister’s Place – Hartford
Malta House of Care Foundation, Inc. – Hartford
Hole in the Wall Gang – Hartford
Cradles to Crayons – Mid-Atlantic
Children’s Literacy Initiative – Mid-Atlantic
Philabundance – Mid-Atlantic
Special Olympics Illinois – Midwest
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago – Midwest
A Prom to Remember – New England
Lynne’s Kids – New England
Caties Closet – New England
The Esplanade Association – New England
ALS Therapy Development Institute – North Central
Family House, Inc. – Northern California
The Goodtimes Project – Northwest
New Beginnings – Northwest
Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge, LLC – Southeast
HOPE Atlanta – Southeast
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee – Southeast
Downtown Women’s Center – Southern California
Helping Hand Worldwide Inc. – Southern California
Arizona – Save the Family – Southwest
Colorado- Wellspring Community – Southwest
Brent’s Place – Southwest
Lone Survivors Foundation – Texas
Children’s Medical Center Foundation – Texas
Ronald McDonald House – Texas

2014 Chapter Charity Grants

Inn From the Cold – Canada
Harmonize for Speech Fund – Canada
After School All Stars – Eastern
Center for Children’s Advocacy – Hartford
My Sister’s Place – Hartford
Wordsworth – Mid-Atlantic
East Park Revitalization Alliance – Mid-Atlantic
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago – Midwest
American Brain Tumor Association – Midwest
Bridge Over Troubled Waters – New England
The Elizabeth Stone House – New England
Pine Street Inn – New England
The Guardsmen – Northern California
Family House, Inc. – Northern California
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children – North Central
MS Society, Greater NW Chapter – Northwest
The Midnight Mission – Southern California
Genesis Shelter – Southeast
Sight Savers of America – Southeast
Children’s Hospital of Atlanta – Southeast
Feeding America Tampa Bay – Southeast
Duet Partners in Health & Aging – Southwest
The Brent Eley Foundation – Southwest
The Gabby Krause Foundation – Southwest
The Children’s Blood & Cancer Center – Texas
The Texas Advocacy Project – Texas
Ronald McDonald House of Austin & Central Texas – Texas

2013 Chapter Charity Grants

GRIS Montreal – Canada
Laura L’Emerveil – Canada
After-School All-Stars of NY – Eastern
Center for Children’s Advocacy – Hartford
South Park Inn – Hartford
Mommy’s Light Lives on Fund – Mid-Atlantic
The Histiocytosis Association – Mid-Atlantic
Bernie’s Book Bank – Midwest
Almost Home Kids – Midwest
Room to Grow – New England
Medicines for Humanity – New England
Massachusetts Youth Committed to Winning – New England
The One Fund Boston – New England
Access Institute – Northern California
Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center – Northern California
Lupus Foundation of MN – North Central
Alex’s Lemonade Stand – North Central
Outdoors for All Foundation – Northwest
The Midnight Mission – Southern California
Women’s Empowerment International – Southern California
Atlanta Community Food Bank – Southeast
Second Harvest Food Bank – Southeast
Lowcountry Food Bank – Southeast
The Gabby Krause Foundation – Southwest
100 Club of Arizona – Southwest
Mount St. Vincent – Southwest
CASA Advocates for Children – Southwest
North Texas Food Bank – Texas
Urban Harvest – Texas
Austin Children’s Shelter – Texas
Ronald McDonald House of Dallas – Texas

2012 Chapter Charity Grants

MAP (Meres au pouvair) – Canada
Laura L’Emerveil – Canada
Adaptive Sports Foundation – Eastern
Wellmore Behavioral Health – Hartford
South Park Inn – Hartford
Legacy Youth Tennis & Education – Mid-Atlantic
Liberty USO – Mid-Atlantic
Philadelphia Children’s Alliance – Mid-Atlantic
LUNGevity – Midwest
Boys & Girls Club of Joplin MO – Midwest
Tenacity – New England
Dream Catcher Youth Shelter – Northern California
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital – Northern California
Redwood Empire Food Bank – Northern California
Caring Bridge – North Central
Alex’s Lemonade Stand – North Central
Missing Grace Foundation – North Central
Outdoors for All Foundation – Northwest
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County – Southern California
Atlanta Community Food Bank – Southeast
Believe In Me Foundation – Southeast
HALOS of Charleston – Southeast
Foundation for Blind Children – Southwest
Mount St. Vincent – Southwest
CASA Advocates for Children – Southwest
Taylor’s Gift – Texas
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans – Texas
Dallas CASA – Texas

2011 Chapter Charity Grants

Stephen Lewis Foundation – Canada
MukiBaum Treatment Centers – Canada
Directions for our Youth – Eastern
Simsbury A Better Chance House – Hartford
Wellpath Behavioral Health – Hartford
Breathing Room – Mid-Atlantic
Face to Face Germantown – Mid-Atlantic
Need in Deed – Mid-Atlantic
DuPage PADS – Midwest
Hooved Animal Rescue & Protection Society – Midwest
The Women’s Center – Midwest
Cradles to Crayons – New England
School on Wheels – New England
Boys & Girls Clubs – Northern California
Dress for Success – Northern California
Special Operations Warrior Foundation – North Central
Missing GRACE Foundation – North Central
Special Olympics Minnesota – North Central
CaringBridge – North Central
PROVAIL – Northwest
Ronald McDonald House – Southern California
LACBA Domestic Violence Project – Southern California
Project Open Hand – Southeast
North Fulton Community Charities – Southeast
Cradle of Love – Southeast
Child Crisis Center – Southwest
Mount St. Vincent – Southwest
Bryant-Webster School – Southwest
Ovarian Cancer Coalition – Texas

2010 Chapter Charity Grants

Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation – Toronto
Directions for our Youth – New York City
Simsbury A Better Chance House
FoodShare – Hartford
Art-Reach – Philadelphia
Need in Deed – Philadelphia
American Heart Association, Go Red for Women – Philadelphia
DuPage PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) – Wheaton, IL
Boston Debate League
Cradles to Crayons – Boston
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco
Year Up – San Francisco
Special Operations Warrior Foundation
FareStart – Seattle
PROVAIL – Seattle
Canyon Acres Children & Family Services – Orange, CA
Virginia Wounded Warriors Program
Operation Homefront – Marietta, GA
St. Mary’s Food Bank – Phoenix
New Global Citizens – Phoenix
Denver Public Schools Foundation
Wednesday’s Child – Dallas

2009 Chapter Charity Grants

Smith Youth Treatment Center – Ottawa
Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Toronto
Children’s Tumor Foundation – New York
Boys & Girls Club of Hartford
Channel 3 Kids Camp – Hartford
Fraternal Order of Police – Philadelphia
Hephzibah Children’s Association – Chicago
After School Matters – Chicago
Citizen Schools – Boston
Puppet Showplace Theater – Boston
Hamilton Family Center – San Francisco
Monument Crisis Center – Pleasant Hill, CA
Alzheimer’s Association of MN & ND
Preeclampsia Foundation – Minneapolis
FareStart – Seattle
THINK Together – Santa Ana
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Operation Homefront – Marietta, GA
Gateway Battered Women’s Services – Aurora, CO
Denver Public Schools Foundation
Genesis Women’s Shelter – Dallas
Magnificat House – Houston

2008 Chapter Charity Grants

Habitat for Humanity Canada – Toronto
Children’s Tumor Foundation – New York
Boys & Girls Club of Hartford – Hartford
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – Philadelphia
Diabetic Research Institute – Philadelphia
Hephzibah Children’s Association – Chicago
Crittenton Women’s Union – Boston
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula – Menlo Park, CA
Preeclampsia Foundation – Minneapolis
FareStart – Seattle
The Wonder of Reading – Los Angeles
Ability 1st – Tallahassee
Kris’ Camp – Tallahassee
Phoenix Children’s Project – Phoenix
Loaves & Fishes – Houston
Collaborative for Children – Houston
St. Anthony Foundation – San Francisco
Stewpot – DallasChapter Charity 2008
Channel 3 Kids Camp
– Hartford
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay

Jeremiah’s Promise
– Palo Alto

2007 Chapter Charity Grants

Rein in Sarcoma Fund – Minneapolis
Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth
– San Francisco
Women’s Care Cottage – N. Hollywood
Hope for a Cure Foundation – New York
Gateway Battered Women’s Services
– Aurora, CO
Canadian Sunshine Kids Foundation

Children Are People, Inc.
– Nashville
Alex’s Lemonade Stand
– Philadelphia
Boston Scholars

Special Children’s Charities/Special Olympics
– Chicago
New Beginnings
– Seattle
Ark House
– Dallas
Channel 3 Kids Camp
– Hartford

    Philanthropy-Charity

    Since the program’s inception in 2007, PLUS Chapters have a 100% record of participation. Thank you PLUS Chapters!