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-Abbott-

Abbott Fund
Offices: Abbott Park, Illinois
Established in 1951 Abbott Fund is funded solely by Abbott, a global broad-based health care company. Their approach is to support programs that are results-driven and make a lasting impact on people’s lives. They support and partner with a broad range of organizations, including community-based charities, academic institutions, medical and health professional associations, international relief agencies and not-for-profit organizations.
Absolute Return for Kids (ARK)
Offices: Dallas, Texas
Absolute Return for Kids is an international charity whose purpose is to transform children’s lives. Founded in 2002 by a group of leaders in the alternative investment industry, pooling their skills and resources to improve the life chances of children, ARK delivers high social returns on philanthropic investment. ARK brings together passionate experts with the best talent from business to deliver its vision on the ground.
ACCION
Offices: Boston, Massachusetts
ACCION International is a private, nonprofit organization with the mission of giving people the financial tools they need to work their way out of poverty. By providing “micro” loans, business training and other financial services to poor men and women who start their own businesses, ACCION helps people work their way up the economic ladder, with dignity and pride.
Acumen Fund
Offices: New York, New York
Acumen Fund is venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. They seek to prove that small amounts of philanthropic capital, combined with large doses of business acumen, can build thriving enterprises that serve vast numbers of the poor. Their investments focus on delivering affordable, critical goods and services—like health, water, housing and energy—through innovative, market-oriented approaches.

-A Glimmer-

A Glimmer of Hope Foundation
Offices: Austin, Texas
A Glimmer of Hope is a compassionate social enterprise making a sustainable difference in the lives of some of the poorest people in the world. Since 2000, A Glimmer of Hope has helped more than two million people improve their quality of life. The foundation believes justice, equality and dignity are everyone’s birthright and where you are born should not determine whether you live or die.
Alcatel Lucent Foundation
Offices: Paris, France & Murray Hill, New Jersey
The Alcatel-Lucent Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Alcatel-Lucent and it leads the company's charitable activities. With a focus on volunteerism, the foundation's mission is to support the commitment of Alcatel-Lucent to social responsibility by serving and enhancing the communities where its employees and customers live and work.
Alfred P Sloan Foundation
Offices: New York, New York & London, England
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit grant making institution. Established in 1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr., then-President and Chief Executive Officer of the General Motors Corporation, the foundation makes grants in support of original research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and economic performance.
Arizona Community Foundation (ACF)
Offices: Phoenix, Arizona
For 30 years, the Arizona Community Foundation has worked to improve the quality of life in Arizona by promoting and facilitating effective philanthropy. Their success is directly related to their generous donors and the dedicated work of their state’s nonprofit organizations. Individuals, families, organizations and businesses establish charitable funds at ACF to bring their own passions to life.
AT&T Foundation
Offices: Dallas, Texas
AT&T is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives and partnerships, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation supports projects that create opportunities, make connections and address community needs where they—and their customers—live and work. In 2008, they contributed $169 million through corporate, employee and AT&T Foundation giving programs.