Palm Springs Life: 2014-15 Charity Register

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2014-2015 Charity Register

 

ANIMALS & WILDLIFE

Advancing the Interests of Animals. Improves the lives of animals and encourages increased compassion and respect for all living creatures. Acts directly with focused campaigns to help animals through a variety of educational activities and informational efforts. P.O. Box 5066 Palm Springs, CA 92263 760-678-5986 www.aianimals.org

Animal Samaritans SPCA. Improves the lives of animals and people. P.O. Box 513 Thousand Palms, CA 92276 760-343-3477  www.animalsamaritans.org

Bighorn Institute. Helps conserve the world’s wild sheep through research and education. Its primary goal is to conduct research into the ecology of wild sheep populations with particular emphasis on peninsular desert bighorn. P.O. Box 262 Palm Desert, CA 92261 760-346-7334  www.bighorninstitute.org

C.H.E.E.T.A. Primate Sanctuary Inc. Provides residence care and rehabilitation for homeless or unwanted primates that were used in the entertainment industry. Chimpanzees, orangutans, and monkeys at the desert refuge are treated with love and kindness in an environment that stimulates their intellect and curiosity. P.O. Box 466 Palm Springs, CA 92263 760-325-8041  www.cheetathechimp.org

Coachella Valley Horse Rescue. Makes a difference by educating the public, our youth, the horse industry, and the animal protection network, which is becoming more involved in the prevention of cruelty to horses, and providing alternatives/services to dealers and auction houses, and rehabilitating and rehoming usable rescues. P.O. Box 809 Indio, CA 92202 760-808-6279  www.cvhorserescue.org

Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy. Protects the natural and cultural resources of the Coachella Valley: the scenic, wildlife, cultural, geologic, and recreational resources that make this such a splendid place for people and all the other life forms with which this special place is shared. 73710 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 205 Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-776-5026  www.cvmc.ca.gov

Coachella Valley Wild Bird Center. Cares for and rehabilitates orphaned, injured, or sick native wild birds, with the ultimate goal of releasing them back into their habitats. 46500 Van Buren Street Indio, CA 92201 760-347-2647   www.coachellavalleywildbirdcenter.org

Forever Free Horse Rescue. Provides care for unwanted, neglected, and abused equines of all breeds and conditions, sparing each horse the inevitable fate of euthanasia. Also provides all aspects of care on a 24-hour basis to each horse within the organization, ultimately providing a safe, happy, and unconditionally loving environment for the duration of each life. 78450 Avenue 41 Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203 760-772-8446  www.foreverfreehorserescue.com

Friends of the Desert Mountains. Acquires and preserves lands within the Coachella Valley and the surrounding mountains and serves as the support organization for education, conservation, and research for the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. 51500 Highway 74 Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-568-9918  www.desertmountains.org

Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter. Improves the health and well-being of the animals in the Palm Springs Animal Shelter and supports the shelter through events, fundraising campaigns, and other donation programs. Dedicated to preserving the dignity, life, health, and well-being of all animals. 4575 E. Mesquite Avenue Palm Springs, CA 92264 760-416-5718  www.palmspringsanimalfriends.ning.com

Guide Dogs of the Desert. Improves the lives of the blind by creating opportunities for life-changing independence, and by conducting community outreach and educational programs. 60735 Dillon Road Whitewater, CA 92282 760-329-6257  www.guidedogsofthedesert.org

Humane Society of the Desert. Provides a safe haven for homeless, abandoned, and abused pets in the Coachella Valley. 17825 N. Indian Canyon Road Palm Springs, CA 92258 760-329-0203  www.orphanpet.com

K.A.S.E. Provides a safe and happy environment for abandoned cats and dogs and financial assistance for adoption fees and medical expenses to low-income individuals and animals in need. Also provides support to already overloaded animal shelters by reaching out to the community through education, volunteer veterinary services, and training of shelter animals. P.O. Box 682 Thousand Palms, CA 92276 760-343-1661  www.kaseanimalcharity.org

Living Free Animal Sanctuary. The no-kill animal sanctuary saves, rehabilitates, and finds qualified homes for orphaned and abused cats and dogs facing imminent shelter euthanasia. 54250 Keen Camp Road, P.O. Box 5 Mountain Center, CA 92561 951-659-4687  www.living-free.org

Loving All Animals. Brings together local, regional, and national animal welfare and related organizations to work together for the benefit of animals. 73550 Alessandro Drive Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-834-7000   www.lovingallanimals.org   

Paws & Hearts Animal Assisted Therapy. Enriches the lives of the frail and special-care cases that require the loving attention and affection that only a four-legged healer can provide. 74854 Velie Way, Suite 7 Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-836-1406   www.pawsandhearts.org

Pegasus Therapeutic Riding. Provides full-body range-of-motion exercise on horseback, called equine therapy, to as many certified handicapped children and adults as possible. 35450B Pegasus Court Palm Desert, CA 92211 760-772-3057   www.pegasusridingacademy.org

The Furry Angel Foundation. Aims to provide love and safety for rescue dogs facing death in Southern California shelters. 72877 Dinah Shore Drive, Suite 103 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-831-6166     www.thefurryangelfoundation.com

The Landing Zone Parrot Sanctuary Inc. Provides a safe and loving environment for recovery, preservation, and continual life-long care of pre-homed parrots, including those that have been abused, neglected, or handicapped. P.O. Box 2434 Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-333-9753     www.thelandingzone.us

The Living Desert. Supports desert conservation through preservation, education, and appreciation. 47900 Portola Avenue Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-346-5694     www.livingdesert.org

The Magic Jungle Wildlife Preserve. Protects and sustains endangered species wildlife through conservation while educating the public in relation to these issues and ultimately encourages activism and continued support for the advancement of animal welfare and environmental conservation. P.O. Box 580103 Palm Springs, CA 92258 760-218-1231   www.themagicjungleinc.org

The Pet Rescue Center Inc. Provides a safe, clean, happy place for homeless or abandoned pets. Provides quality care to the pets and finding the best home for once-unwanted pets. 83496 Avenue 51 Coachella, CA 92236 760-398-7722   www.petrescue.biz

The Wildlands Conservancy. Preserves important and remarkable landscapes and opens them to the public free of charge for outdoor education and passive recreation. 39611 Oak Glen Road, Building 12 Oak Glen, CA 92399 909-797-8507    www.wildlandsconservancy.org

 

ARTS & CULTURE

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. Inspires people to learn about the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and other Native American cultures by keeping the spirit alive through exhibitions, collections, research, and educational programs. 901 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite C204 Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-778-1079     www.accmuseum.org

American Advertising Federation Palm Springs — Desert Cities Enhances the advertising profession through fellowship, education, community service, and public awareness. P.O. Box 2508 Palm Springs, CA 92263 760-325-2882     www.desertadfed.org

Associates of Idyllwild Arts Foundation. Supports education in the arts, particularly Idyllwild Arts Academy summer program, and provides cultural activities for the community of Idyllwild. P.O. Box 303 Idyllwild, CA 92549 951-659-2171    www.associatesofiaf.org

Cabot Museum Foundation. Works to preserve and share the history and legacy of Cabot Yerxa, his art, and his homesteading journey in Desert Hot Springs. 67616 E. Desert View Avenue Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 760-329-7610    www.cabotsmuseum.org

Cathedral City Historical Society. Collects, preserves, researches, and interprets the heritage of Cathedral City and thereby fosters a deeper understanding and appreciation of our county’s history, art, and natural environment by all. P.O. Box 444 Cathedral City, CA 92235 760-321-6577     www.cathedralcityhistoricalsociety.com

Coachella Valley History Museum. Preserves, interprets, and shares the artifacts that create a dialog about the evolving history of the Coachella Valley. 82616 Miles Avenue Indio, CA 92201 760-342-6651     www.cvhm.org

Coachella Valley Repertory. Presents thought-provoking, innovative theater of substance and outreach programs that enrich, enhance, and impact the quality of life for residents and visitors of the Coachella Valley. 69930 Highway 111 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-296-2966   www.cvrep.org

Coachella Valley Watercolor Society. Supports and promotes further education in and appreciation for watercolor art and provides art activities including but not limited to: art exhibits, educational programs, plein-air outings, demonstrations, and workshops. P.O. Box 565 Palm Desert, CA 92261 760-346-0835     www.cvws.org

Coyote StageWorks Inc. Advances theater as a vital art form in the desert communities of the Coachella Valley and provides a forum for thought-provoking, entertaining, and culturally significant works in an environment that nurtures the creativity of the individual and the enrichment of the community. P.O. Box 5401 Palm Springs, CA 92263 760-318-0024 www.coyotestageworks.org

Desert Art Center. Stimulates expression and appreciation of visual arts in the community, where people of all ages can study, create, and exhibit their works. Supports the arts programs of the Palm Springs Unified School District and provides scholarships to high school seniors in the district who pursue higher education. 550 N. Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-323-7973  www.desertartcenter.org

Desert Film Society. Promotes the appreciation of film in the Coachella Valley by providing members an opportunity to view the latest in art, foreign, and independent film and educates members by providing a platform for discussion of the art of film and filmcraft. P.O. Box 5324 Palm Springs, CA 92263 760-770-0507    www.desertfilmsociety.com

Desert Winds Freedom Band. This community band is moving into its second decade of making music and presenting concerts in the Coachella Valley. P.O. Box 4732 Palm Springs, CA 92263 760-776-2700   www.desertwindsfb.org

Dixieland Jazz Society of the Desert. Provides scholarships to music students and music programs throughout the Coachella Valley. P.O. Box 2428 Palm Springs, CA 92263 760-835-8263   www.desertjazz.org

Historical Society of Palm Desert. Preserves, receives, and provides access to its historical collections and relates an ongoing history of the city through exhibits, publications, media, programs, and events. 72861 El Paseo Drive Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-346-6588   www.hspd.org

Idyllwild Arts Foundation. Promotes and advances artistic and cultural development through education in a beautiful, natural environment conducive to positive personal growth. P.O. Box 38, 52500 Temecula Road Idyllwild, CA 92549 951-659-2171   www.idyllwildarts.org

International Opera Institute. Increases the awareness, appreciation, and understanding of opera as a classical art form in all segments of society, engaging in outreach programs with schools and the public. 40422 Corte Santa Irene Indio, CA 92263 760-636-0008     www.internationaloperainstitute.org

La Quinta Arts Foundation. Promotes and cultivates the arts. Produces nationally acclaimed visual and performing art events, forming meaningful partnerships within the community and providing cultural, educational, and personal growth outreach programs to the Coachella Valley and beyond. 78150 Calle Tampico, Suite 215 La Quinta, CA 92253 760-564-1244   www.lqaf.com

McCallum Theatre. Works to entertain and educate the public by offering a variety of performing arts experiences that reflect the diversity of people, interests, and tastes of the communities and constituents served by the theater. 73000 Fred Waring Drive Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-346-6505   www.mccallumtheatre.com

Musical Theatre University. Provides advanced, comprehensive, pre-professional training in the craft of musical theatre to talented and motivated young people with aspirations for careers in theatre in a small, safe, and nurturing environment. 77 La Ronda Drive Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-888-5278     www.musicaltheatreuniversity.com

National League of American Pen Women — Palm Springs Encourages, recognizes, and promotes the production of creative work of professional standards in art, letters, and music and through outreach activities provides educational, creative, and professional support to members and nonmembers in these disciplines. P.O. Box 1166 Palm Desert, CA 92261 760-324-2900   www.pspenwomen.org

Native American Land Conservancy. Promotes the protective management of endangered Native American sacred sites and areas. P.O. Box 3074 Indio, CA 92202 800-670-6252    www.nalc4all.org

Old Town Artisan Studio. Provides a state-of-the-art studio that provides not only for local artisans but also for artistic opportunities for those individuals less fortunate. 51105 Avenida Villa, Suite 101 La Quinta, CA 92253 760-777-1444   www.oldtownartisanstudio.org

Opera Showcase of the Desert. Educates young people about opera and vocal music through school outreach and promotes and supports the young singers of the Metropolitan Opera National Council — Western Region Auditions by hosting an annual concert and gala featuring finalists and winners of the Western Region’s Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. 1775 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 235 Palm Springs, CA 92264 760-346-8803     www.operashowcase.org

OperaArts. Presents quality musical performances, with emphasis on opera and operetta, accompanied by high-quality visual arts and art experiences, to the Coachella Valley community, with emphasis on youth and senior citizens. P.O. Box 5433 Palm Springs, CA 92263 760-323-8353     www.operaartspalmsprings.org

Palm Springs Air Museum. Preserves and exhibits World War II aircraft while eternalizing the role American citizens, both in the military and on the home front, had in achieving great victory. 745 N. Gene Autry Trail Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-778-6262   www.palmspringsairmuseum.org

Palm Springs Art Museum. Provides extraordinary encounters based on its art collections, innovative education experiences, and outstanding theatrical events. 101 Museum Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-322-4800   www.psmuseum.org

Palm Springs Cultural Center. Encourages the development of the cultural arts in the Coachella Valley with a particular focus in the areas of film, fine art, live performance, dance, music, and community festivals. Dedicated to advancing education, nurturing community-wide participation in the cultural arts, and sponsoring scholarship awards for deserving individuals. 2100 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-880-4921     www.thepalmspringsculturalcenter.org

Palm Springs Historical Society. Records, preserves, and displays historical artifacts of the Palm Springs area. 221 S. Palm Canyon Drive     Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-323-8297    www.pshistoricalsociety.org

Palm Springs International Film Society. Cultivates and promotes the art and science of film through education and cross- cultural awareness. 1700 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 3 Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-322-2930    www.psfilmfest.org

Palm Springs Modern Committee. Promotes the appreciation and preservation of desert modern architecture and design through education, advocacy for threatened buildings, promotion of heritage tourism, and the celebration of success in preservation and adaptive reuse. P.O. Box 4738 Palm Springs, CA 92263 760-835-5628   www.psmodcom.org

Palm Springs Opera Guild of the Desert. Promotes opera through the delivery of quality operatic performances to a large and diverse audience throughout the Coachella Valley. Helps ensure the future of the art form by encouraging and supporting young singers with financial assistance and performance opportunities and through student and adult outreach programs. 2150 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 6 Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-325-6107    www.palmspringsoperaguild.org

Palm Springs Preservation Foundation. Educates and promotes public awareness of the importance of preserving the historical resources and architecture of the city of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. 1775 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 110-195 Palm Springs, CA 92264 790-837-7117     www.pspreservationfoundation.org

Palm Springs Walk of Stars. Honors the celebrities who have given this desert oasis a name that has special meaning around the world: Palm Springs. P.O. Box 1156 Palm Springs, CA 92263 760-416-5811     www.palmspringswalkofstars.com

Palm Springs Women In Film & Television. Empowers, promotes, nurtures, and mentors women and men in the entertainment, communication, and media industries to achieve their highest potential through a network of valuable contacts, educational programs, and events. Increases the visibility of women and recognizes their achievements in these industries, including the provision of scholarships through education programs. P.O. Box 1502 Cathedral City, CA 92253 760-238-0306     www.pswift.org

Palm Springs Writers Guild. Promotes the art of writing among both aspiring and professional writers. P.O. Box 947 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-844-2595     www.palmspringswritersguild.org

Rancho Mirage Writers Festival. Brings authors and readers together for an exchange of ideas where all will celebrate the enduring intellectual power of the written word. 71100 Highway 111 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-341-7323   www.rmwritersfest.org

S.C.R.A.P. Gallery. Engages youth as stewards of their environment through a concentrated, hands-on educational effort, stressing the four Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle, and responsibility. 46350 Arabia Street Indio, CA 92201 760-863-7777   www.scrapgallery.org

Steinway Society of Riverside County. Promotes excellence in piano performance for all children. Brings music into the schools, encourages music education at all levels, and provides music lessons for deserving children with a financial need. P.O. Box 3015 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-341-4130     www.steinwayriverside.org

The Coachella Valley Symphony & The Buddy Rogers Youth Symphony. Perpetuates live symphonic music and provides public performance venues for both accomplished and young emerging musicians. P.O. Box 10727 Palm Desert, CA 92255 760-360-2222     www.cvsymphony.com

The Fashion Group International of Palm Springs and Desert Communities Inc. Provides insight on major trends in person, online, and in print as well as access to business professionals and a gateway to the influence fashion plays in the marketplace. Also raises funds for scholarships for Coachella Valley students wishing to pursue a college education in the fashion and design industry. 73608 Highway 111, Suite 1 Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-773-4949     www.palmsprings.fgi.org

The Muses & Patroness Circle of McCallum Theatre. Provides support for the McCallum Theatre so that it can attain its highest potential in providing enrichment, entertainment, and education for the community. 73000 Fred Waring Drive Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-346-6505     www.mccallumtheatre.com/muses

Virginia Waring International Piano Competition. Encourages, educates, and promotes excellence in classical piano through outreach concerts and by holding an eight-day biennial competition for virtuoso classical pianists from around the world. 73710 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 201 Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-773-2575     www.vwipc.org

 

EDUCATION

College of the Desert Alumni Association. Enhances the success of College of the Desert students and enriches the campus environment through scholarships, recognition, awareness, and financial support. 43500 Monterey Avenue Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-636-7957     www.codalumni.org

College of the Desert Foundation. Provides financial support from the community to help support student and faculty scholarships, as well as underwrite programs and facilities at the college that cannot be funded through other means. 43500 Monterey Avenue Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-773-2561     www.codfoundation.org

Desert Christian Academy. Trains students to glorify Jesus Christ by growing spiritually, academically, physically, and socially. 40700 Yucca Lane Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203 760-345-2848    www.desertchristianacademy.org

Dr. Carreon Foundation. Supports initiatives that will lead to increased and enhanced educational opportunities for the youth of Mexican-American heritage in our Coachella Valley community as they prepare to become leaders of our future. P.O. Box 1420 Indio, CA 92202 760-487-8839     www.carreonfoundation.org

Friends of the College of the Desert Library. Shares enthusiasm for literature and libraries with the Coachella Valley communities and raises funds to achieve these aims. 43500 Monterey Avenue Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-776-7299   www.collegeofthedesert.edu

Indigo Threads. Develops and supports educational opportunities for desperately impoverished children in southern Laos rural villages. P.O. Box 401 La Quinta, CA 92247 760-564-2679    www.indigothreads.org

King’s Schools. Provides a distinctively Christian education, in cooperation with the parents and the church, with God’s word being central to an education emphasizing academic excellence, strong discipleship, and physical and spiritual training of the whole child as they are prepared to have a transforming influence on their communities and society. 67675 Bolero Road Palm Springs, CA 92264 760-324-5464   www.kingsschools.com

Les Dames d’Escoffier International — Palm Springs Chapter. Provides education, advocacy, and philanthropy. Provides scholarships to women in pursuit of education in these areas. P.O. Box 5048 Palm Springs, CA 92263 760-837-7180    www.ldei.org

Palm Valley School. Cares for, nurtures, and challenges each student to achieve excellence and contribute to the global society. 35525 Da Vall Drive Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-328-0861     www.pvs.org

Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation. Provides a collection of current books, audio books, compact discs, videos, magazines and newspapers for adults and children, selected to fulfill patrons’ needs for information about popular cultural and social trends and their desire for satisfying recreational reading. 71100 Highway 111 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-341-7323     www.ranchomiragelibrary.org

Sacred Heart School & Parish. Models for and teaches Catholic Christian morals and values while creating a careful, respectful environment that promotes academic excellence and fosters a love of learning. 43775 Deep Canyon Road Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-346-6502     www.sacredheartpalmdesert.com

SMaRT Education. Improves access to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) offerings for the kids of the Coachella Valley. Provides students with the resources, education, and life skills that would open doors to scholarships and lead to opportunities as competitive industry professionals. 37623 Waveney Street Indio, CA 92203 760-848-4822     www.desertrobotics.com

St. Margaret’s Episcopal School. Develops lifelong learners in a stimulating and challenging environment who read with fluency; compute with accuracy; write and speak with clarity; and live respectful, responsible, spiritual, moral, and compassionate lives. 47535 Highway 74 Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-346-2697     www.stmargarets.org

St. Theresa School. Reflects a commitment to Catholic identity, traditions, and academic excellence for students in preschool through eighth grade. Students’ spiritual, moral, and character development is nurtured by providing a rigorous comprehensive curriculum grounded in the Catholic faith and Christian values. 455 S. Compadre Road Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-327-4919     www.stsps.org

The English Speaking Union — Desert Branch. Celebrates English as a shared language to foster global understanding and goodwill by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and members. P.O. Box 4796 Palm Springs, CA 92263 760-862-5505     www.esuus.org

Theresa A. Mike Scholarship Foundation. Provides financial support for undergraduate and graduate-level students to help them achieve their dreams of higher education, live successful and prosperous lives, and assume positions of responsibility and leadership in their communities. 46200 Harrison Place Coachella, CA 92236 760-863-2491     www.theresamike.org

World Affairs Council of the Desert. Engages and educates adults and students in the Coachella Valley in international affairs, both through a speaker series and support of an active youth program. 45200 Club Drive, Suite B Indian Wells, CA 92210 760-322-7711     www.worldaffairsdesert.org

 

HEALTH & WELLNESS

ABC Recovery Center Inc. Provides an environment for alcoholics and drug addicts to achieve lifelong sobriety and to re-enter the community as healthy and responsible individuals. 44374 Palm Street Indio, CA 92201 760-342-6616     www.abcrecoverycenter.org

ACT For MS. Provides clients a variety of free programs and services to successfully improve their quality of life while living with multiple sclerosis. 73710 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 118 Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-773-9806     www.actforms.org

AIDS Assistance Program. Provides support to low-income men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS in Greater Palm Springs. 1276 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 108 Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-325-8481   www.aidsassistance.org

Alzheimer’s Association, California Southland Chapter. Eliminates Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, enhances care and support to all affected, and reduces the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. 69730 Highway 111, Suite 100 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-328-6767     www.alz.org

American Cancer Society. Works to eliminate cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service. 73161 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 100 Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-568-2691     www.cancer.org

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention — Coachella Valley Chapter. Works to understand and prevent suicide through research, education and advocacy, and reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide. 555 Saturn Boulevard, B252 San Diego, CA 92154 760-459-9959     www.afsp.org
American Heart Association Builds healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. 1700 Iowa Avenue, Suite 240 Riverside, CA 92507 760-346-8109     www.heart.org

Angel View. Assists each person in care to reach his or her maximum potential. 12379 Miracle Hill Road Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 760-329-6471     www.angelview.org

Annenberg Center For Health Sciences. Serves the changing healthcare needs of the region by providing excellence in patient care with supportive education and research. 39000 Bob Hope Drive Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-773-4500   www.annenberg.net

Arthritis Foundation of Coachella Valley. Improves lives through leadership in the prevention, control, and cure of arthritis and related diseases. P.O. Box 1395 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-773-3076     www.arthritis.org

Betty Ford Center Foundation. Restores hope to individuals and families suffering from addiction through world-class treatment and education. 72301 Country Club Drive, Suite 201 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-773-4105     www.bettyfordcenterfoundation.org

BIGHORN Behind A Miracle. Provides critical funding needed to help in diagnosis, treatment, research, services, and education for those affected by breast cancer. 255 Palowet Drive Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-610-8218   www.bighornbam.com

Braille Institute. Eliminates barriers to a fulfilling life caused by blindness and severe sight loss. 70251 Ramon Road Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-321-1111     www.brailleinstitute.org

City of Hope. Transforms the future of health and turns science into practical benefit through exquisite care, innovative research, and vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes. 41865 Boardwalk, Suite 110 Palm Desert, CA 92211 760-779-1801   www.cityofhope.org/desert

Coachella Valley Autism Society of America. Promotes lifelong access and opportunities for individuals within the autism spectrum and their families to be fully included, participating members of their communities through advocacy, public awareness, education, and research related to autism. 77564 Country Club Drive, Building B, Suite 363 Palm Desert, CA 92211 760-772-1000     www.cvasa.org

Deaf Seniors Foundation of Palm Springs. Sponsors fundraising activities and establishes programs that will support the varied needs and interests of a diverse deaf and hard-of-hearing population within Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley area. P.O. Box 1329 Palm Springs, CA 92263 760-523-9155   www.dsf-ps.org

Desert AIDS Project. Meets the evolving medical and social service needs of people living with HIV/AIDS by providing direct service and advocacy while working to prevent new infections through education and outreach. 1695 N. Sunrise Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-323-2118   www.desertaidsproject.org

Desert Arc. Enhances the quality of life and creates opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. 73255 Country Club Drive     Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-346-1611   www.desertarc.org

Desert Blind and Handicapped Association Inc. Helps the disabled achieve or maintain independence by providing transportation to those who live in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, and Rancho Mirage. 777 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 200-48 Palm Springs, CA 92263 760-969-5025     www.desertblind.org

Desert Cancer Foundation. Helps residents of the Coachella Valley and surrounding communities who need financial assistance in obtaining screening, diagnosis, and treatment for cancer and allied diseases. 74091 Larrea Street Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-773-6554     www.desertcancerfoundation.org

Desert Friends of the Developmentally Disabled. Improves the lives of all developmentally disabled children and adults in the Coachella Valley and Riverside County, and creates programs to support the well-being and special needs of the developmentally disabled. 289 Tolosa Circle, Palm Desert, CA 92260 442-666-8964     www.dfddnow.org

Desert Women for Equality. Improves the health and welfare of uninsured women of the Coachella Valley by raising funds to provide them with free annual mammogram screenings. 555 S. Sunrise Way, Suite 209 Palm Springs, CA 92264 760-325-4701

Eisenhower Medical Center Auxiliary. Provides ongoing support services to Eisenhower Medical Center through recruitment, education, and fundraising and strives to enhance the quality of healthcare for all who live and work in our community. 39000 Bob Hope Drive Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-340-3911     www.emc.org

Friends of Braille Institute Rancho Mirage. Promotes, supports, and fosters interest in the work of Braille Institute; assists the Institute by the contribution of funds and volunteer services; and gives visibility to the work in Riverside, San Bernardino, and Imperial counties. 70251 Ramon Road Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-325-1739     www.brailleinstitute.org

Hanson House Foundation. Provides a community-supported facility with low- or no-cost services whose dedicated staff and volunteers are committed to making available a safe, clean, and caring temporary home away from home for families of the critically ill and injured. 380 E. Paseo El Mirador Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-416-5070    www.hansonhouse.org

Health Assessment Resource Center. Provides objective, reliable research, analysis, and technical services to communities in order to facilitate better decision-making regarding health and quality of life. 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Suite A221 Palm Desert, CA 92211 760-404-1945   www.harcdata.org

Healthy Family Foundation. Enhances the physical, emotional, and intellectual health and wellness of Coachella Valley children and families. 73555 San Gorgonio Way Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-776-1600   www.jfkfoundation.org

IMA Helps. Provides free medical and dental assistance, training, and care for indigent populations within the developing world. P.O. Box 2727 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-898-2786  www.imahelps.org

Joslyn Center. Provides health, recreational, educational, and social programs, along with information, referral, volunteer, and support services for adults ages 50 and older in the communities of Indian Wells, Palm Desert, and Rancho Mirage. 73750 Catalina Way Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-340-3220   www.joslyncenter.org

Love from Margot Foundation. Gives financial, medical, and spiritual support to low-income and underinsured women who have been diagnosed with a woman’s cancer and who are struggling to make ends meet while undergoing treatment or are on the road to recovery. 2740 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612 510-834-7711 www.lovefrommargot.com

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Orange County & the Inland Empire. Grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. 3521 Main Street Riverside, CA 92501 951-321-0179     www.ocie.wish.org

Mizell Senior Center. Enhances the lives and welfare of adults who live in or visit the community. 480 S. Sunrise Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-323-5689     www.mizellseniorcenter.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness — Coachella Valley. Builds better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Advocates for access to services, treatment, support, and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community of hope for all of those in need. P.O. Box 4015 Palm Desert, CA 92261 888-881-6264   www.namicalifornia.org

Parkinson’s Resource Organization. Works to ensure that no one is isolated because of Parkinson’s. Provides group and individual support to those making the journey through Parkinson’s. 74090 El Paseo Drive, Suite 104 Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-773-5628   www.parkinsonsresource.org

Pendleton Foundation. Assists Coachella Valley families who are dealing with cancers of all kinds. Since each cancer is as unique as each individual, supports families in their decisions regarding treatment through financial assistance. 72880 Fred Waring Drive, Suite C-14 Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-776-0880     www.thependletonfoundation.org

Purposely Chosen Inc. Helps displaced teen moms keep their babies. 1045 N. Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-322-7600     www.purposelychosen.org

Senior Advocates of the Desert. Advocates for low-income seniors in the Coachella Valley to ensure they have access to income, healthcare, and housing benefits so they can lead secure and dignified lives. P.O. Box 2827 Cathedral City, CA 92235 760-202-1024    www.saotd.org

Special Olympics of the Desert. Provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. 41880 Kalmia Street, Suite 155 Murrieta, CA 92562 951-703-6502     www.sosc.org

Stroke Recovery Center. Offers long-term rehabilitation to the survivors of stroke along with support for their families, caregivers, and loved ones. Provides services for free to the stroke survivor or his/her family once health benefits have been depleted. 2800 E. Alejo Road Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-325-2281     www.strokerecoverycenter.org

The Ranch Recovery Centers Inc. Provides a healthy and sober environment for men and women wanting sobriety. 7885 Annandale Avenue Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 760-329-2924     www.ranchrecovery.org

Turning Heads Project. Helps people who are going through chemotherapy and have lost their hair. 74801 Hovley Lane, Suite 10226 Palm Desert, CA 92255 www.turning-heads.org

United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire. Advances the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Provides programs and services to children with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, intellectual disabilities, and other special needs. 35325 Date Palm Drive, Suite 139 Cathedral City, CA 92234 760-321-8184     www.ucpie.org

Visiting Nurse Association California. Provides a complete range of in-home skilled nursing services that include home health, rehabilitative, palliative, and hospice care. 42600 Cook St., Suite 202 Palm Desert, CA 92211 760-346-3982     www.vnacalifornia.org

Weil Institute of Critical Care Medicine. Improves lives through principles gained through education and research. 35100 Bob Hope Drive Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-778-4911   www.weiliccm.org

 

HUMAN RIGHTS

Anti-Defamation League. Aims to create a community free from hate and bigotry. 10495 Santa Monica Boulevard     Los Angeles, CA 90025 310-446-8000     www.adl.org
Equality California — Palm Springs/Inland Empire Ensures and promotes dignity, safety, equality, and civil rights for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Californians. 314 N. Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262 706-409-0208     www.eqca.org

Greater Palm Springs Pride. Promotes the public education and awareness of individual rights and civil liberties of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Promotes the history, diversity, and future prosperity of the Greater Palm Springs LGBT community. 777 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 102 Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-416-8711   www.pspride.org

Human Rights Campaign. Advocates on behalf of LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office, and educates the public about LGBT issues. 760-333-7845   www.hrc.org

National Organization for Women Palm Springs Area Chapter. Takes action to bring women into full participation in society, sharing equal rights, responsibilities, and opportunities with men. P.O. Box 407 Palm Springs, CA 92263   www.now.org

The LGBT Community Center of the Desert. Enriches the lives of the LGBT community and provides a safe and supportive environment for members to enjoy health, wellness, educational, and social programs where people of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. 611 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 201 Palm Springs, CA 92264 760-416-7790   www.thecenterps.org

HUMAN SERVICES

Coachella Valley Housing Coalition. Helps low-income people improve their living conditions through advocacy, research, construction, and operation of housing and community development projects. 45701 Monroe Street, Suite G Indio, CA 92201 760-347-3157    www.cvhc.org

Coachella Valley Rescue Mission. Provides the homeless, hungry, and hurting of the valley a place of rest and refuge. Provides access to nutrition, shelter, and counseling to rebuild lives and help those seeking services become self-reliant. 47470 Van Buren Street Indio, CA 92201 760-347-3512     www.cvrm.org

Hidden Harvest. Reduces hunger and improves health in the Coachella Valley by rescuing fresh local produce and delivering it to those in need. 85711 Peter Rabbit Lane Coachella, CA 92236 760-398-8183     www.hiddenharvest.org

InnerFaith Spiritual Center Worldwide. Inspires, teaches, heals, and empowers each individual so they may have an experience of their own spirituality and presence. P.O. Box 2102 Palm Springs, CA 92263 760-318-3196     www.innerfaithworldwide.com

Jewish Family Service of the Desert. Provides for the social service needs of the Jewish and general community with a commitment to promote the well-being of people of all ages, incomes, and lifestyles. 801 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 202 Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-325-4088     www.jfsdesert.org

Jewish Federation of the Desert. Promotes the values and quality of Jewish life and fosters a continuity of Jewish life for future generations. Supports the unity of Jewish people worldwide, the strengthening of the state of Israel, and the helping of Jews in need wherever they reside. 69710 Highway 111 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-324-4737     www.jfedps.com

Jewish National Fund Palm Springs and Desert Area. Serves as caretaker of the land of Israel on behalf of its owners: Jewish people everywhere. Supports Israel’s newest generation of pioneers in developing the Negev Desert, Israel’s last frontier. 7120 Hayvenhurst Avenue, Suite 200 Van Nuys, CA 91406 760-864-6208     www.jnf.org

Martha’s Village & Kitchen. Serves its neighbors by responding to their needs with food, clothing, shelter, and an opportunity to become self-sufficient by affirming their dignity with love, compassion, and respect. 83791 Date Avenue Indio, CA 92201 760-347-4741   www.marthasvillage.org

RAW — Rebuilding America’s Warriors Provides free reconstructive surgery to recently wounded and disfigured active service and veteran status warriors. P.O. Box 1931 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-568-4039   www.rebuildingamericaswarriors.org

SafeHouse of the Desert. Provides emergency shelter, intervention, and outreach to runaway, homeless, and other youth in crisis. 72710 E. Lynn Street Thousand Palms, CA 92276 888-343-4660     www.safehouseofthedesert.com

Shelter From The Storm. Professionally, ethically, and compassionately provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence. 73550 Alessandro Drive, Suite 103 Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-674-0400     www.shelterfromthestorm.com

Soldiers Organized Services — SOS a Ride Home Provides active-duty servicemen and women with free transportation, any day or night, between the Palm Springs and Ontario International airports and the USMC base in Twentynine Palms, CA. 57539 Santa Rosa Trail La Quinta, CA 92253 760-799-5488     www.sosride.org

Temple Isaiah. The welcoming and inclusive congregation embraces Judaism that is relevant for today while remaining committed to Jewish traditions, values, and ethics. 332 W. Alejo Road Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-325-2281   www.templeisaiahps.com

The Salvation Army. Preaches the gospel of Jesus Christ and meets human needs in His name without discrimination. 30400 Landau Boulevard Cathedral City, CA 92234 760-324-2275     www.salvationarmyusa.org

The Well in the Desert. Serves the needs of the working poor and the homeless in the western end of the Coachella Valley by providing daily nutritious hot meals, home deliveries, emergency food boxes, weekly supplemental food distribution, and a wide array of client-based social services. 555 Commercial Road, Suite 10 Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-327-8577   www.wellinthedesert.org

Unitarian Universalist Church of the Desert. Provides a sanctuary for diversity, spiritual growth, and social justice. P.O. Box 2853 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-321-0694   www.uucod.org

 

PUBLIC BENEFIT

Assistance League of Palm Springs Desert Area. Identifies and serves the needs of the community through philanthropic projects developed and administered by its members. P.O. Box 3056 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-321-1990   www.palmspringsdesertarea.assistanceleague.org

Association of Fundraising Professionals CA, Desert Communities Chapter. Advances philanthropy by enabling people and charitable organizations to practice ethical and effective fundraising. P.O. Box 2213 Palm Desert, CA 92261 760-449-1971   www.afpcadesert.org

Coachella Valley Alumnae Panhellenic. Comes together in friendship and mutual interest to promote leadership, scholarship, and enlightenment. Promotes higher education by offering college scholarship awards and annual educational and informational functions in our local communities. P.O. Box 11508 Palm Desert, CA 92255 760-328-4400    www.cvap4scholars.org

CVSPIN Inc. — Coachella Valley Serving People In Need Plans, promotes, and facilitates profitable fundraising events that generate funds for distribution to nonprofit organizations with operations and/or offices in and around the Coachella Valley. 74854 Velie Way, Suite 9 Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-674-4700   www.cvspin.org

Desert Best Friend’s Closet. Empowers low-income Coachella Valley residents to attain employment through education and wardrobe services. 74040 Highway 111, Suite F Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-776-9975    www.bfcloset.org

Desert Outreach Foundation. Provides scholarship assistance to young people of merit with their career and academic endeavors, and comforts  youth in distress at local care and treatment facilities. 1775 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 110 Palm Springs, CA 92264 760-864-1234     www.desertoutreachfoundation.org

Desert Scholarship Patrons. Raises money for undergraduate scholarships that are awarded by the University of Washington Alumni Association. 760-360-4646     www.washington.edu/alumni

Dusty Wings of the Desert Inc. Brings together airline flight attendants through shared life experiences, offering bonds of friendship and camaraderie while supporting various charities in the Coachella Valley. P.O. Box 13993 Palm Desert, CA 92255 760-313-1906     www.dustywingsofthedesertinc.blogspot.com

FIND Food Bank. Mobilizes the resources of the community through education and awareness to relieve hunger, the causes of hunger, and the problems associated with hunger. 83775 Citrus Avenue Indio, CA 92201 760-775-3663   www.findfoodbank.org

GFWC — Woman’s Club of Indio Enhances the community through active, committed, and civic-minded participation. P.O. Box 1503 Indio, CA 92202 760-770-2003   www.womansclubofindio.org

Gilda’s Club Desert Cities. Ensures that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. Also provides free social and emotional support to men, women, and children living with cancer. All funds raised support local programs in the Coachella Valley. 73555 Alessandro Drive Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-770-5678     www.gildasclubdesertcities.org

Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council. Provides support for girls ages 5-17 to grow in courage, confidence, and character through programming and opportunities to develop leadership skills, financial literacy, personal health and well-being, civic responsibility, and community involvement. 75180 Mediterranean, Suites A & B Palm Desert, CA 92211 760-779-5152   www.girlscoutssangorgonio.org

GirlFriend Factor. Provides educational grants to motivated women to allow them to return to school and become self-sufficient. 77734 Country Club Drive, Suite E Palm Desert, CA 92211 760-772-9594     www.girlfriendfactor.org

Habitat for Humanity of the Coachella Valley Inc. Seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope. 34500 Gateway Drive, Suite 100 Palm Desert, CA 92211 760-770-3723     www.cvhfh.org

Indian Wells Rotary Club. Serves the local and international communities through fundraising and volunteer service. 760-398-1621   www.indianwellsrotaryinternational.org

Junior League of Palm Springs Desert Communities. Promotes volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. P.O. Box 2196 Palm Desert, CA 92261 760-349-6552   www.juniorleagueps.org

National Charity League Inc. — Coachella Valley Fosters mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development, and cultural experiences. P.O. Box 454 Palm Desert, CA 92261   www.nclcoachella.org

Palm Desert — Indian Wells Women’s Club. Exemplifies allegiance to the nation through dedicated involvement in the community and by raising funds to assist local charities. P.O. Box 413 Palm Desert, CA 92261 760-610-2345    www.pd-iwwc.org

Palm Springs Hospitality Association. Focuses on increasing tourism in Palm Springs while representing the interests of its hospitality members. P.O. Box 4507 Palm Springs, CA 92263 760-835-4957     www.palmspringshospitality.org

Palm Springs Woman’s Club. Promotes intellectual improvement, social enjoyment, and helpfulness in the community. 314 S. Cahuilla Road Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-325-1950     www.pswomansclub.org

Rancho Mirage Woman’s Club. Promotes the education and advancement of youth in the community. P.O. Box 405 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-328-8658     www.ranchomiragewomansclub.org

The H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation. Supports established organizations — particularly ones promoting healthcare, social services, and education — in a valiant effort to help people help themselves. P.O. Box 13390 Palm Desert, CA 92255 760-341-5293     www.hnberger.org

United Way of the Desert. Improves the lives of residents in the Coachella Valley by mobilizing the caring power of the community to address health and human care needs. 73710 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 104 Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-323-2731   www.unitedwayofthedesert.org

Women Leaders Forum of the Coachella Valley. Provides leadership, mentoring, and educational opportunities to women of all ages; connecting members locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. 74923 Highway 111, PMB 129 Indian Wells, CA 92210 760-837-7222   www.wlfdesert.org

Women’s Philanthropy of Jewish Federation of the Desert. Promotes the continuity, connectivity, and thriving future of the local community, in Israel and around the world. 69710 Highway 111 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-324-4737   www.jfedps.com

 

YOUTH & FAMILY

Angel Light Academy. Enhances the health, happiness, and well-being of individuals through the practice and demonstration of unconditional love. Fulfills its mission through education, service, and research. 78365 Highway 111, Suite 342 La Quinta, CA 92253 888-311-7388     www.angellightacademy.org

Barbara Sinatra Center For Abused Children. Provides counseling for children of physical and emotional abuse and focuses on prevention, education, and breaking the cycle of abuse. Services are provided regardless of a family’s ability to pay. 39000 Bob Hope Drive Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-340-2336     www.barbarasinatrachildrenscenter.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert. Provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better. 42600 Cook Street, Suite 110 Palm Desert, CA 92211 760-568-3977     www.bbbsdesert.org

Big Hearts for Little Hearts Desert Guild. Serves the community and its children through action and leadership, emphasizing children’s healthcare needs. Supports the children at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital by developing projects that address the critical needs of hospitalized children and their families. P.O. Box 1464 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-413-4469     www.bigheartsforlittlehearts.org

BOO2Bullying. Creates an initiative between schools and parents to eliminate bullying by imposing an automatic punishment and brings awareness by educating schools and parents about accepting diversity and encouraging tolerance. 446 S. Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-459-3510     www.boo2bullying.org

Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs. Offers supervised after-school, summer, and winter programs to the youth of Greater Palm Springs. 450 S. Sunrise Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-327-1304     www.bgcps.org

Boys & Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley. Inspires and enables every young person from the ages of 7 to 18 to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens by instilling positive values and enhanced self-esteem through leadership development, education, recreation, mentoring, and guidance. 42600 Cook Street, Suite 120 Palm Desert, CA 92211 760-836-1160     www.bgcofcv.org

Childhelp — Indian Wells Chapter. Meets the emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused, neglected, and at-risk children. P.O. Box 87284 San Diego, CA 92138 760-674-9400     www.childhelp.org

Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert. Promotes and inspires intellectual curiosity and self-expression through inventive and interactive exhibits and programs. Encourages children to learn about themselves and the world around them by exploring the natural environment and the community. Serves children of all ages, with particular emphasis on primary school–age children of the Coachella Valley. 71701 Gerald Ford Drive Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-321-0602     www.cdmod.org

Christopher’s Clubhouse. Provides an educational program to empower children and families with the skills to avoid exploitation. Spreads the light of hope that all children and families can be safe from predatory crimes. P.O. Box 5444 La Quinta, CA 92248 760-989-2182     www.christophersclubhouse.org

Coachella Valley Boxing Club. Enhances the quality of life for all the youth in the Coachella Valley. 51303 Douma Street Coachella, CA 92236 760-398-5514     www.coachellavalleyboxingclub.org

Family Health & Support Network Inc. Helps at-risk children in foster care (ages 0–21) develop into healthy, productive adults through the provision of quality programs and services, and helps the underserved children and families of the desert region. 74410 Highway 111, Suite D Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-340-2442     www.fhsnet.org

Family YMCA of the Desert. Puts Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. 43930 San Pablo Avenue Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-341-9622     www.ymcaofthedesert.org

Friends of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley. Supports the Boys & Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley and its foundation by cooperating with its board and administration through fundraising and service projects. 42600 Cook Street, Suite 120 Palm Desert, CA 92211 760-836-1160   www.bgcofcv.org

Olive Crest — Desert Communities. Works to prevent child abuse, treat and educate at-risk children, and preserve the family one life at a time. Serves nearly 2,000 children and families each day. 73725 El Paseo, Suite 23C Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-341-8507     www.olivecrest.org

Palm Springs Pathfinders. Helps the children of the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs and Pathfinder Ranch by raising funds for their benefit. P.O. Box 5005 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760-328-2277 www.palmspringspathfinders.org

Red Hot Ballroom. Brings ballroom dancing into schools and promotes ballroom dancing as a vehicle to teach fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade students the social graces (confidence, self-esteem, and respect for others) and good physical health over a 28-week program. 78206 Varner Road, Suite D-27 Palm Desert, CA 92211 760-413-3593     www.redhotdancing.com

The First Tee of the Coachella Valley. Impacts the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf. 74945 Sheryl Avenue Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-779-1877     www.thefirstteecoachellavalley.org

Variety The Children’s Charity of the Desert. Promotes and protects the health and well-being of underprivileged and special-needs children in the Coachella Valley. Strives to make a difference through hard work, thoughtful stewardship, and single-minded focus on the needs of the young. 74040 Highway 111, Suite L-231 Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-773-9800     www.varietyofthedesert.org

Visionaries of Tools for Tomorrow. Raises awareness and assists in fundraising efforts for Tools For Tomorrow — which offers free, on-site, after-school arts literacy enrichment programs in the Coachella Valley. 75105 Merle Drive, Suite 600 Palm Desert, CA 92211 760-601-3954     www.toolsfortomorrow.org

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