Because i'm unfamiliar with a lot of non-profit organizations, I don't have a specific organization that as of now that I would preferably donate the money to. However, I would like to focus on underserved or underrepresented organizations with missions to eliminate educational disparities due to race, gender, etc. This has been a very apparent issue throughout my educational career, and I have seen it directly impact people's lives. Thus in focusing on organizations that aim to expand educational opportunities to all types of students, it is a step towards stopping cycles of oppression for specific groups of people (race, gender, etc). Not only this, but assuring that the organization is very much in need of the money, and would highly benefit from $20,000.
I would donate to Larkin Street just because I have donated to them before and have seen how they work and what they do. Although it is hard to see homeless youth on the streets, it is a very big issue, and Larkin Street, not only gets the word out and tries to spread a message about youth homelessness, but they also provide resources for homeless youth. I think that is why I would give the 20,000 to them. Another reason is because being from San Francisco I would want to give the money to an organization in the city, because by doing that it would have a direct impact on my community rather than a place on the other side of the world.
If I could give 20,000 dollars to any organization, it would be the Gates Millennium Scholars foundation. I can't think of a more useful application of funds than for a high achieving yet impoverished student's higher education. With college being as expensive as it is, I feel that this would be an ideal use of the 20,000, positively influencing both the recipient and society in general.
"If you could donate 20,000 to a nonprofit of your choice"
I would consider donating to a nonprofit that upholds and reinforces the importance of an education. I say this becuase I believe that through getting an education you learn the importance of critically and intensively thinking about the things around you. Whether it would be considering what societal and social constructs still play prominent roles in today's society or question things that are believed to be fact. Through education I feel that many door ways can be opened, and....
If I had the opportunity to donate $20,000 to a charity of my choice, I would select an educational based non-profit. I believe that the access education is a fundamental right that all members of society are entitled to. Without the ability to harness and hone ones skills, it can be especially difficult to strive towards a certain profession or support oneself. Furthermore, through education, one can better contribute to society and the field of philanthropy. One such organization that is deserving of this grant is 10,000 Degrees. This organization is based in Santa Rosa, and works with teenagers around the Bay Area. It helps over 3,000 low income and minority students to continue on to higher education, which many might have previously considered impossible or unrealistic. Additionally, they offer a range of programs from mentorship to workshops, and provide financial aid grants. A scholarship for a single student can reach about $21,000, almost the exact amount that we have to offer. By selecting this non-profit, we could allow a student pursue their dream of graduating from college.
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