New Grant to World Central Kitchen/ Chefs For The Polls
The glassybaby foundation is proud to support World Central Kitchen and their newest effort- Chefs For The Polls. This program helps alleviate the challenges of voting, by providing fresh, nourishing meals for people at the polls, during early voting days and on Election Day.
Stationed at polling locations around the country, they are targeting those with historically long lines, predicted massive turnouts, or limited facilities. In each city, they have joined forces with local food trucks and restaurants to provide fresh meals, while supporting these local small businesses in the midst of a health and economic crisis.
Chefs For The Polls is a non-partisan effort that is feeding people of all political parties and beliefs. Meals are not offered as an incentive or reward for voting; they are simply available at polling sites for anyone who is hungry. Thank you World Central Kitchen and everyone involved with Chefs For The Polls. And thank you to everyone for voting.
hope and healing and food
While the landscape has changed, our commitment to our mission has remained the same - to support hope and healing for people, animals and the planet.
Many of our grants since March have prioritized food programs and addressed food insecurity because food is absolutely essential for hope and healing.
Learn more about some of the programs we have supported this year, including those providing food to students, families, front line workers, BIPOC communities, homebound individuals and people with severe medical needs. These organizations work tirelessly to supply and deliver food to people. We are so grateful for the support they are providing to the community.
We are proud to support Washington’s National Park Fund (WNPF). It was established in 1993 to provide philanthropic support for Washington’s beautiful Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks. Each year WNPF helps to fund 50-75 projects in these parks, to strengthen science and research, grow volunteerism and stewardship, improve visitor experiences and provide programs for youth and families.
Experiencing the parks feels even more important during these difficult times, for the joy, wonder and calm nature provides. However, access is not available to everyone, due to travel restrictions, health constraints and limited means to reach the parks during the pandemic. For all of these reasons, WNPF has introduced a robust virtual field trip program. The topics range from wildflower identification to restoration projects to wildlife management and so much more. Most programs are 45 minutes. To learn more, visit https://wnpf.org/field-trips/
Thank you WNPF for your commitment to protecting and creatively sharing these treasures!
Meet our furry friends
Like all non-profits, our animal partners are facing new challenges due to COVID-19 as well.
In celebration of animals and non-profits who support them, we are highlighting animal partners, old and new, throughout the month of August.
Partner highlight - Elephants and Bees Project
Regular hand washing with soap and water play an important role in the fight against COVID-19. With the onset of the dry season in Sagalla, much-needed water for handwashing has become scarce. The Save the Elephants and the Elephants and Bees Project have supported the Sagalla community by installing 5 handwashing stations, to help the community prevent the spread of coronavirus. With a grant from the glassybaby's White Light Fund, The Elephants and Bees Project has been able to bring safe santizing stations to their community. Thank you for your work!
Tsavo Trust is an action oriented, field-based, conservation non-profit committed to protecting the wildlife and biodiversity in Kenya’s Tsavo Conservation Area.
We recently provided emergency funding for this organization in a time of need.
We're thrilled to support the transformative and healing power of WITS (Writers in the Schools). This SAL program is available for pediatric patients in Seattle Children’s Hospital Palliative Care Unit and Education Department. Learn more on our Partner Highlights page.
Starting in 2020, our baby grants are getting bigger! We’re increasing our baby grant awards to $5,000, $3,000, and $2,000 for non-profits winning first, second, and third place.
Nominate your favorite non-profit for an opportunity for them to receive up to $5,000 through the glassybaby White Light Fund.
The Elephants and Bees Project taps into elephant's instinctive avoidance of African honey bees to reduce the damage done by crop-raiding elephants. The project uses novel Beehive Fences as a natural elephant deterrent. This also creates a social and economic boost for farmers and rural communities, through pollination services and the sustainable harvesting of “Elephant-Friendly Honey”.
Since 2015 the glassybaby White Light Fund has supported CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) and their dedication to growing thriving communities through the power and joy of local food.
The 2nd Event: Food Democracy 2020 | Civic Engagement through Food - Civic engagement is any action we take to make a difference in our community.
Join CUESA and SPUR for a conversation with two community leaders who, through their work in food, have pounded the pavement, knocked on doors, driven policy change, and organized to help people claim their power. Learn from their first-hand experience overcoming challenges, and discover tangible ways you can get involved in 2020 and beyond. In conversation: Nina Ichikawa, Executive Director, Berkeley Food Institute Reem Assil, Founder, Reem’s
February 27, 6-8pm, Port Commission Hearing Room, Ferry Building, San Francisco. Reception featuring refreshments from CUESA’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market (included with admission) to follow.
For more information visit the event page here.
In the spirit of giving, glassybaby White Light Fund offered glassybaby employees the opportunity to nominate their favorite non-profit, for an end of the year employee grant. As a result, $1,500 grants were sent to the following non-profits the glassybaby employees love!
Ada’s Cafe . After School Matters . Athletes for Kids . Backpack Brigade . Barnacles and Bees . Beat Nb Cancer Foundation . The Bloom Project Portland . The Crayon Initiative . Cystic Fibrosis Foundation . Duwara . Eastside Baby Corner . Family House . Footprints of Light . Foundation for Living Beauty . Go2Foundation for Lung Cancer . Hunger Intervention Program . LA Guinea Pig Rescue . Lamplighter Ministries . Mary’s Place . My Good Deed, dba 9/11 Day . Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship . Palo Alto High School Fiery Arts Booster Club . Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) . Seattle Angels . Shriners Hospital for Children . Simple and Just . Stolen Youth . Sunny Sky's Animal Rescue
glassybaby White Light Fund is proud to help support and shine a light on the important work provided by Love Your Brain. Listen here as a participant in the Love Your Brain program shares how the organization has helped him.
It is a pleasure each month to learn about the generous, clever and kind people and non-profits, working hard to provide hope and healing in our communities. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time and care to nominate a non-profit for one of the monthly baby grants.
There are always more deserving non-profits than we have baby grants but we do allow and encourage nominators to resubmit, if not selected the first try. Instructions are listed under the impact tab above.
Don’t forget to send us a screenshot of the nomination, via email. And please reach out if you have questions!
Congratulations to the August glassybaby baby grant winners! Visit the baby grant tab to learn more about these non-profits.
We hope to see your baby grant nomination soon!
After several years serving on the White Light Fund board, and many more years of lighting, loving and admiring glassybaby votives, I am thrilled to become the new Executive Director at the glassybaby White Light Fund. It is an honor to support the mission glassybaby was built upon – namely, to give to and empower organizations that promote hope and healing.
As you may know, glassybaby White Light Fund was established in 2015 as the charitable organization through which glassybaby gives. Part of every sale at glassybaby goes to the White Light Fund, so every person making a purchase gives to and through the glassybaby White Light Fund. Thank you to everyone who supports us, and helps us in turn support non-profits.
Please visit the website often and watch for:
New baby grants announced every month
Nominate a non-profit you appreciate to win a glassybaby baby grant
Check out the winners on baby grant page
Events benefiting glassybaby white light fund and partners
Details listed on the contact page
Stories from non-profits
We will be updating stories in the coming weeks on the partner’s page, sharing insight into the amazing work being done to provide hope and healing
We look forward to hearing from you and to glowing for good together!