Facing History and Ourselves
Facing History and Ourselves is a non-profit organization in the United States, founded in 1976. The group develops educational material on prejudices and injustice in American and European society, with a focus on Nazi Germany and The Holocaust. The organization is based in Brookline, Massachusetts with 180 staff members in the main office and in other U.S. states.
Modern Language Association
New York, NY
The Modern Language Association of America, often referred to as the Modern Language Association, is the principal professional association in the United States for scholars of language and literature. The MLA aims to "strengthen the study and teaching of language and literature." The organization includes over 25,000 members in 100 countries, primarily academic scholars, professors, and graduate students who study or teach language and literature, including English, other modern languages, and comparative literature. Although founded in the United States, with offices in New York City, the MLA's membership, concerns, reputation, and influence are international in scope.
Friends of United Hatzalah
New York, NY
Friends of United Hatzalah of Israel's mission is to support the lifesaving efforts of United Hatzalah of Israel, the fastest emergency medical first response throughout Israel. Friends of United Hatzalah of Israel provides financial support, supplies and medical equipment to first responders. The organization strives to develop ways to reduce emergency response time to reach medical events.
PEN American Center
New York, NY
PEN American Center, founded in 1922 and based in New York City, works to advance literature, defend free expression, and foster international literary fellowship. As of 2016, the name was shortened to PEN America. PEN America has a membership of more than 4,400 writers, editors, and translators. PEN America is the largest of the 149 centers in 101 countries that belong to PEN International, the worldwide association of writers that defends those who are harassed, imprisoned and killed for their views. PEN America is one of two PEN centers located in the USA. The other is PEN Center USA in Los Angeles, which covers writers west of the Mississippi.
American Philosophical Society
The American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States, was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge.” In the 21st century we sustain this mission in three principal ways. We honor and engage leading scholars, scientists, and professionals through elected membership and opportunities for interdisciplinary, intellectual fellowship, particularly in our semi-annual Meetings. We support research and discovery through grants and fellowships, lectures, publications, prizes, exhibitions, and public education. We serve scholars through a research library of manuscripts and other collections internationally recognized for their enduring historic value. The American Philosophical Society’s current activities reflect the founder’s spirit of inquiry, provide a forum for the free exchange of ideas, and convey our conviction that intellectual inquiry and critical thought are inherently in the best interest of the public.
Center for Action and Contemplation
The Center for Action and Contemplation supports a new reformation—from the inside. In the spirit of a Cosmic Christ Confirming people's deeper spiritual intuitions, encouraging actions of justice rooted in prayer, with a new appreciation for, and cooperation with, other denominations, religions, and culture. We are a center for experiential education, rooted in the Gospels, encouraging the transformation of human consciousness through contemplation, and equipping people to be instruments of peaceful change in the world.
Ayn Rand Institute the Center for the Advancement of Objectivism
Santa Ana, CA
The Ayn Rand Institute: The Center for the Advancement of Objectivism, commonly known as the Ayn Rand Institute, is a 501 nonprofit think tank in Irvine, California that promotes Objectivism, the philosophy developed by Ayn Rand.
Center for Inquiry
The Center for Inquiry strives to foster a secular society based on reason, science, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. The Center for Inquiry supports research, but our mission activities go far beyond sound scholarship. The Center for Inquiry and its programs, the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and the Council for Secular Humanism, also carry out their work through education, publishing, advocacy, and social services. The Center for Inquiry has established regional centers and communities, which provide a means of delivering educational programs and services on a local level and provide a venue for like-minded individuals to meet and share experiences. In addition, the Center for Inquiry has affiliates and sponsors programs in many different countries. A secular society ultimately should embrace all of humanity, not just selected countries.
Archaeological Institute of America
The AIA Archives contain documents dating back to the founding of the Institute in 1879. The documents detail the AIA’s early activities, including excavations in Turkey, Libya, and the American Southwest. The Archives also contain information on the formation of the other institutes by the AIA around the globe, including the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the School of American Archaeology (now named the School for Advanced Research). In the early 1990s, the Archives were indexed and stored. They contain a treasure trove of unique insights into the individuals and activities of the AIA over more than 130 years.
Academy of American Poets
New York, NY
The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets. For over three generations, the Academy has connected millions of people to great poetry through programs such as National Poetry Month, the largest literary celebration in the world; Poets.org, the Academy’s popular website; American Poets, a biannual literary journal; and an annual series of poetry readings and special events. Since its founding, the Academy has awarded more money to poets than any other organization.