Have the energy and resources to help out?   View this list of local organizations that need your support!

Following list below provided by Amy Dewhurst and Edizen Stowell.  Contact the local non-profit directly and find out how you can support them!

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Boys and Girls Club of Venice:  Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring responsible citizens.  (310) 390-4477. www.bgcv.org.

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Venice Arts: mission is to ignite youths’ imagination, mentor their creativity, and expand their sense of possibility through high quality, accessible media–based arts education programs; and to serve as a catalyst for people of all ages, living in low–income or underrepresented communities, to create and share personal and community stories through photography, film, and multi–media. www.venice-arts.org

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A Window Between Worlds (AWBW) – a nonprofit organization dedicated to using art to help end domestic violence.   Through creative expression, battered women and children gain a sense of renewal and power. awbw.org.

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California Wildlife Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of native California wildlife.   Enrich your life or further your education by helping CWC rehabilitate orphaned, ill, or injured wildlife from the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu beaches and surrounding areas of Los Angeles and Ventura counties.  californiawildlifecenter.org

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Heal The Bay:   Heal the Bay is a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters and watersheds, including Santa Monica Bay, safe, healthy and clean. We use research, education, community action and advocacy to pursue our mission.  1-800-HEAL-BAY healthebay.org

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Airport Marina Counseling Service (AMCS), founded in 1961, is a nonprofit, community-based mental health clinic that serves the LAX, South Bay and Westside areas of Los Angeles. The mission of AMCS is two-fold: to provide affordable, community based mental health services, and to train mental health therapists.  amcshelps.com

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Life Rolls On:  Life Rolls On is dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury and utilizes action sports as a platform to inspire infinite possibilities despite paralysis. In addition to unique quality of life programs, Life Rolls On champions spinal cord injury awareness and offers outreach to individuals and their families at the onset of injury.  liferollson.org

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Marina Animal Rescue:  Marine Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in El Segundo, California. They rescue sick and injured marine wildlife 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.  marspecialists.org

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NKLA (a Best Friends initiative):   Volunteers needed for dog walking/cat comfort at NKLA pet adoption center *West L.A.).  If you love animals, and like to exercise, the animals at the “No-Kill Los Angeles” shelter (NKLA) need your help. We need volunteers to help get our canine friends out of their kennels for their daily walks and playtime activities. If cats are your preference, we also need volunteers to spend time socializing with our feline friends.  A morning or afternoon of dog walking is more rewarding and fulfilling than any gym workout! nkla.org/Volunteer

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Nourish LA:  NourishLA was founded during COVID19 to feed those in need though donations from our community.  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100051075615581&sk=about

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Surfrider Foundation – environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education. (949) 492-8170 surfrider.org

 

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A Walk on Water:  Harnessing the ocean’s transformative powers, we deliver life-changing surf therapy to children with unique needs and their families.  We constantly strive to enhance our programs, strengthen our community and provide access to more children in need and their families, while remaining true to our core values— Empowering children with a feeling of pride and accomplishment, as they unlock their inner athlete through the emotional and incredibly transforming experience of surfing.  awalkonwater.org

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The Giving Spirit was founded in 1999 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based on two fundamental principles. First, to provide survival assistance to the Los Angeles homeless community in the form of robust survival kits while personally serving homeless lives wherever they reside while engaging the homeless by actively listening and learning about their specific stories and challenges facing them, thus humanizing their plight. Secondly, and just as important, The Giving Spirit educates individuals and communities about the human face of homelessness. For more info: thegivingspirit.org.

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Badge of Heart is a NonProfit that works with the Community and Police Officers to meet the Emergency needs of Families, Seniors and Children.  Since 2014 we have helped over 4,000 Los Angeles residence. This includes 1,000 families in 2020 to help with COVID job loss.  For more information on how you can help, please visit our website at badgeofheart.org.  
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Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center is is located in our old Venice City Hall, built 1906. The Center offers an extensive program of public readings, free workshops, a project room, bookstore, publications, and chapbook/small press archive. During our nearly forty years in Venice, we have nurtured and presented many of the best writers, artists, and poets from the West Coast, around the country, and world. beyondbaroque.org
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Bread Head, was created to bring food literacy programs, and services, to the Los Angeles, food justice & equity scene. Food literacy is the understanding of the impact of food, and food choices, on self, the community, economy, and environment. Bread Head explores the development of food literacy, through responsive and complementary programming for all populations. We seek to inspire personal growth, self-efficacy, and balanced living. breadhead.org.

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Community Healing Gardens: Community Healing Gardens is a non-profit organization fostering community through urban gardens, providing food for those in need and educating our culture about the importance and urgency of a planetary and human health. communityhealinggardens.org

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Girl PACT:  Girls PACT is a Los Angeles based nonprofit whose mission is to combat unplanned pregnancy among young women ages 15-24 by revealing the power of self-confidence.  girlspact.org

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Kiss the Ground:  Kiss the Ground is a California-based 501(c)(3) environmental non-profit telling a new story about our ability to regenerate land and reverse climate change by building back healthy soil.  kisstheground.com

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Harvest Home – provides shelter and assistance to homeless pregnant women. As a full-programmed residential home, we equip our residents with the knowledge to make healthier life decisions; cultivate their parenting skills; and increase employability through education.  theharvesthome.net

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Inside/Out Community Arts: Through visual and performing arts workshops, performances and festivals, our mission is to give youth from all backgrounds the tools, confidence and inspiration to make a positive difference in their communities and the world…from the inside out. InsideOutCA.org

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The Neighborhood Youth Association.  Providing full day care and after school programs for at risk youth from 2-18 since 1906.   NYAyouth.org

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Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation: Our mission is to create partnerships to provide resources, programs and equipment that assist Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) firefighters and paramedics their mission to protect life, property and the environment.

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Pacific Area Boosters Association: The Pacific Area Boosters Assoc. is an org of business professionals & community members who support the LAPD Pacific Area -Incorporated in 1973 as a 501(C)3 non-profit organization, we raise funds to support the Cadet Programs & the needs of the station.  pacificboosters.org

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Pieces:  We at PIECES pride ourselves in providing opportunities in the arts to young people through their transition from childhood into adulthood. Many of our members find it nearly impossible to pursue a career or education in the arts or other fields, mostly due to financial stresses. Not to mention, our members are no longer eligible for similar free programs because of their age and often come from under-served communities. piecesarts.org

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Safe Place for Youth (S.P.Y):  Our program prioritizes low barriers for entry, harm-reduction, a trauma-informed approach, and the provision of a safe, supportive environment. Basic human needs are addressed through a “safe haven” atmosphere of hope and concern. SPY provides three core areas of service provision: Street Outreach, Drop-in Center, and Case Management. facebook.com/SafePlaceForYouth

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St. Joseph Center – St. Joseph Center’s mission is to provide working poor families, as well as homeless men, women, and children of all ages with the inner resources and tools to become productive, stable and self-supporting members of the community.  stjosephctr.org

St. Joseph Homeless Service Center – referrals to shelter, has pre-arranged beds with Samoshel. Services include child care, emergency food, homeless support services, mental health services, personal goods, services for older adults, services for veterans, and a thrift store.  Hampton at Rose. (310) 399-6878

St. Robert’s Center – provides emergency food, information and referral and motel vouchers for residents of Santa Monica, Venice, LAX Airport, West Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Culver City areas, including Malibu, Topanga, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood and Bel Air.  People who are undocumented or homeless are also eligible for assistance. (310) 392-8701.

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Venice Art Crawl :  Pop up galleries all over Venice 4 times a year.   The Venice Art Crawl is 100 percent volunteer produced and we wouldn’t be anything without you! So thanks and enjoy our shows! veniceartcrawl.com.

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Venice Arts Council:  Venice is a vital hub for artistic activity in Los Angeles and the world. The Venice Arts Council celebrates and supports this tradition through preserving old roots and encouraging spirited new growth in the culture and community we cherish.   veniceartscouncil.org

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Venice Community Garden:  To allow people the ability to grow their own food locally, which is what is most important in these times. So the community can begin to connect with Nature, the Earth, the Soil and themselves, once again, and ultimately affect those around them to do the same. facebook.com/Venice-Community-Garden-347068893038/

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Venice Community Housing Corporation (VCHC) works to preserve the economic, racial and social diversity of Venice and the surrounding area by maximizing affordable housing and economic development opportunities and providing needed social services to the area’s low-income population.  vchcorp.org

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Venice Community Service Center:  The agency provides health services, mental health services and substance abuse services for people of all ages who live in the Los Angeles County area.   (310)399-9883.

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Venice Family Clinic – Our mission is to provide quality primary health care to people in need.  We serve 24,400 men, women, children, teens, and seniors annually. We provide more than 106,000 primary care, specialty care, mental health, dental, and health education visits annually.  venicefamilyclinic.org/volunteers

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Venice High Alumni Associationvenicehighalumni.com

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Venice Heritage Museum.  Envisioned for the Venice Heritage Museum project is the city’s first-ever history museum and campus that will include as its centerpiece a renovated Pacific Electric Red Car trolley (circa 1905). Phase II of the campus will feature a replica of the original Tokio Red Car substation that served Venice residents from 1904 to 1950. veniceheritagemuseum.org
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Venice Historical Society – Strives to increase public awareness of Venice’s irreplaceable historical, cultural and architectural resources. To gather and disseminate information for the preservation of structures and neighborhoods in Venice.
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Venice Oceanarium:  Our mission is to impart a better understanding of the ocean and the life within it, and in so doing, to lead us to a better understanding of ourselves.  veniceoceanarium.org

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Venice Peace & Freedom Party – Founded in Venice, the P&F spread across the state in 1967. It is an official ballot-status political party. We are committed to socialism, democracy, ecology, feminism and racial equality. We represent the working class, those without capital in a capitalist society.  freevenice.org

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Playa Venice Rotary Club: Rotary is an organization of business, professional, and community leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  playavenice.org.

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Venice Skills Center – classes are designed for participants who seek to acquire a vocational skill, upgrade their current skills or master minimum competencies which will increase their marketability. We welcome adult students who can benefit from the programs offered as well as minors (students 16-18 years of age) who have been accepted into the Alternative Education and Work Center. lausd.net/Venice_Skills_Center


Westminster Schools‘ Endowment Group or like “WE Garden”www.lausd.net/Westminster

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