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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Remembering 9/11


Every Tuesday, Charity Navigator publishes a new Top 10 lists featuring ten highly-rated organizations working on a particular cause or issue. Today, we’re taking a break from that format to remember the seventeenth anniversary of September 11. 

We have created a list of 5 highly-rated organizations that continue to honor the memory of those who lost their lives on that day, support their children and families, and provide for the long-term medical and mental health care needs of those who served so selflessly in the hours, days, and weeks following the attacks on September 11. 

Please keep reading to learn more about these important organizations.



Tuesday’s Children
☆☆☆ + Impact
Let our past change the future

Tuesday's Children was founded to promote long-term healing in all those directly impacted by the events of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Their mission is to keep the promise to those children and families while serving and supporting communities affected by acts of terror worldwide.

Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
☆☆☆☆
Honoring our military and first responders

The mission of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is to honor the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller, who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. The Foundation also honors military members and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country.

FDNY Foundation
☆☆☆☆
Supporting the critical life-saving work of the FDNY

The FDNY Foundation supports the critical life-saving work of the Fire Department of New York. As the official fundraising vehicle for the FDNY for more than two decades, the Foundation works collaboratively with the Fire Department to support its most crucial priorities; to reduce firefighter and civilian deaths and injury. The Foundation continues to support FDNY initiatives for education, fire prevention, training and equipment needs that are not funded through city, state or federal budgets. Each year the FDNY Foundation, in conjunction with the FDNY, supports various projects and programs including: FDNY Fire Zone, a state of the art fire safety learning center; Fire Zone on the Road, a fire safety outreach campaign; fire safety public awareness campaigns; and The Family Assistance Program, which provides assistance to the families of fallen firefighters.

New York City Police Foundation
☆☆☆☆
Invest in a safe city

The New York City Police Foundation, Inc. was established in 1971 by business and civic leaders as an independent organization to promote excellence in the NYPD and improve public safety in New York City. The Police Foundation supports programs designed to help the NYPD keep pace with rapidly evolving technology, strategies, and training. The New York City Police Foundation: provides resources that are not readily available through other means - to date $100 million has been invested in 400 innovative NYPD programs; serves as a vehicle for tax-exempt gifts and grants from individuals, businesses, and philanthropies; is the first municipal foundation of its kind in the country, and serves as a model for similar organizations in other cities; and is the only organization authorized to raise funds on behalf of the NYPD.

Robin Hood Foundation
☆☆☆☆
Targeting poverty in New York City

Since 1988, the Robin Hood Foundation has targeted poverty in New York City. By applying sound investment principles to philanthropy, they've helped the best programs save lives and change fates. Robin Hood's work comes in many forms. They partner with more than 240 of the best poverty-fighting nonprofit organizations in New York City. They initiate and run projects when we see unmet community needs. And they operate a 9/11 Relief Fund. While there is great diversity among these programs, they all have one thing in common: They work.

You can use Charity Navigator’s Advanced Search Tool and Discover feature to find even more highly-rated organizations that are honoring the memory of those who lost and gave their lives on September 11 and supporting their children and families.

Written by Ashley Post, Communications Manager at Charity Navigator.

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