The SAM Initiative is proud to be a group of energetic, philanthropically-minded women who are deeply engaged with their community. These are just a few of the organizations that are important to our members — whether we are involved as volunteers, proud donors, board members, or, in some cases, founders.
Provides gift boxes and backpacks for foster children living in transitional shelters across the state of California.
This Santa Monica shelter helps build up homeless families so they can get back on track.
Piece by Piece is a growing social enterprise that uses mosaic art to foster community building, job development, and a sense of purpose for formerly homeless people.
A program that teaches children in South Central LA that if they can understand and articulate Shakespeare, they can understand and articulate
No Limits trains parents to be advocates for their deaf children, giving the opportunities they deserve to succeed in school and in life.
The Library Council serves as ambassadors and fundraisers for the 73 libraries that make up the Los Angeles Public Library system, and the critical programs they use to promote literacy, student success and technology access.
This Minnesota charter school works hard to serves children from families that are all at or below poverty level with patience, empathy, and a cutting-edge curriculum.
Beit T’Shuvah is a residential addiction treatment center that saves lives through a comprehensive program of Jewish spirituality, psychotherapy, and the 12-Steps in a caring, community setting.
Ready to Succeed uses career counseling, paid internship placement, and mentorship to support former foster youth working through their college years.
Beauty Bus uses beauty services to enhance quality of life for seriously ill individuals and their caregivers.
This foundation is dedicated to providing grief support and education to those who have loved and lost.
A leading cancer research hospital located in Houston, Texas.
Richstone is Southern California center that treats and prevents child abuse, helping to mend broken hearts.
The Rape Foundation’s Rape Treatment Center and Stuart House, affiliate of SM-UCLA Medical Center, provides crisis counseling, state of the art medical exams, a multi-disciplinary team investigating and protecting against child sexual abuse, as well as providing education in local middle and high school schools.
The Ulmer Institute works to heal psychologically traumatized youth through PTSD training seminars, mental health support, and more.
Readers to Leaders nurtures future leaders and helps to close the literacy gap for low-income children.