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Sage Goddess Gives Back

Giving and receiving are related – two parts of one whole. At Sage Goddess we believe in the concept of energetic exchange, and that giving is a vehicle for healing. When we allow resources and opportunities to flow freely from our hands into the hands of others, we open channels for abundance to flow back to us, and the result is beautiful and organic reciprocity. It is possible to do both well and good.

Philanthropy is a passion for us at Sage Goddess. To date, we’ve donated nearly $250,000. The majority of charities that we donate to have been selected by our community and donations are made on their behalf. Because of my personal experience with multiple sclerosis, we have a special relationship with Cedars-Sinai and their world-class integrative Multiple Sclerosis Center that focuses on heartfelt patient care and support as well as cutting-edge research. May we continue to express gratitude for the blessings we’ve been given and open our hands to share that abundance with the world. And so it is.

Love, Athena

SG Spreads The Love

When we come together, there’s so much good we can do in the world, so many lives we can touch, and so much change we can make.

In addition to helping our community give back to worthy causes and organizations around the globe, each month a cross-section of Team SG also comes together to select a charity to donate $1,000. Our team members consider a broad array of organizations, from youth programs, shelters, healthcare organizations, and many others often plucked from our team’s personal life experiences, and then choose and present that month’s selected charitable organization (shown below) at our company All-Hands team meeting for everyone to hear. 

SG Gives Back is an opportunity to spread love and light around the world and to improve the lives of so many. We could not be more proud of our community and our team for joining us in this journey, which is core to our mission. 

April 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autistic Self Advocacy Network

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 by a group of autistic individuals. ASAN’s mission revolves around advocating for the rights and interests of autistic people, promoting acceptance, and fostering inclusion in society. ASAN works to empower individuals on the autism spectrum to become self-advocates, amplifying their voices and promoting their self-determination.

ASAN engages in various activities to achieve its goals, including policy advocacy, community building, and public education. It advocates for policies that uphold the rights of autistic individuals in areas such as healthcare, education, employment, and accessibility. Additionally, ASAN provides resources and support networks for autistic individuals and their families, aiming to create a more inclusive and supportive community.

ASAN supports a range of programs designed to meet the diverse needs of autistic individuals. These programs include initiatives focused on self-advocacy training, peer mentoring, leadership development, and promoting neurodiversity in workplaces and educational institutions. Through these efforts and much more, ASAN strives to create a world where autistic individuals are respected, valued, and included in all aspects of society.

If you feel called to support this organization, you can learn more here.

March 2024

 

 

 

 

 

Heal the Bay

Heal the Bay is a long-running environmental nonprofit founded in 1985 under the leadership of Dorothy Green. A lifelong water quality advocate, Green was spurred to action after the discovery of untreated wastewater spilling into Santa Monica Bay. Together with the other founding members of Heal the Bay, Green was able to stop the sewage dumping and bring upgrades to the nearby Hyperion sewage treatment plant. This was the beginning of three decades of advocacy and stewardship that has helped clean the Los Angeles County coastline, restore polluted waterways, and enact a clean water policy to protect public health.

Today, Heal the Bay remains the leading voice in the fight to keep Southern California’s beaches and waterways clean. Through public outreach programs, daily beach cleanups, and water quality monitoring, the organization continues to shed light on wide-ranging threats to our water supply and lead the charge in keeping Los Angeles’ coastal environment pristine.

If you feel called to support this organization, you can learn more here.

February 2024

 

 

 

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology by inspiring, educating, and equipping young women with computing skills. Founded by Reshma Saujani in 2012, Girls Who Code offers various programs, clubs, and initiatives aimed at empowering girls to pursue opportunities in computer science and engineering.

Through their immersive coding programs, free curricula, and supportive community, Girls Who Code has reached over 580,000 girls across the United States. More than 50% of students come from underrepresented groups. By providing access to coding education and mentorship, the organization strives to create a more diverse and inclusive tech industry while fostering the next generation of female leaders in technology.

If you feel called to support this organization, you can learn more here.

January 2024

 

 

 

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is a long-running nonprofit organization dedicated to improving lung health and preventing lung disease. It was founded in 1904 to defeat the leading lung threat at the time, tuberculosis. Today, the ALA continues to support lung health in a wide variety of ways, including funding lung cancer research, promoting clean air initiatives, and advocating for a tobacco-free future.

There are a number of ways to get involved with the American Lung Association — the organization puts on events across the country to raise money and awareness for lung disease, including walks and runs, galas and social events, and even climbing and cycling events. The ALA also operates a Tobacco QuitLine to support those struggling with cigarette addiction, which has helped over 1 million people quit smoking to date.

If you feel called to support this organization, you can learn more here.

December 2023

 

 

 

Be An Elf

Be An Elf is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 to support USPS Operation Santa, a program that allows the public to ‘adopt’ letters to Santa and fulfill the holiday wishlists of underprivileged children. It was created with the goal of boosting awareness for the Postal Service’s long-running initiative and guiding those who want to get involved through the process. Through USPS Operation Santa, volunteers can read the real letters of children in need and send Christmas gifts directly to them, all without the Postal Service ever disclosing the addresses of participating families.

Be An Elf offers a number of ways for people and organizations to get involved. The charity recruits volunteers to adopt letters through Operation Santa, and it also adopts letters itself with the support of tax-deductible donations, giving those with limited time a way to lend a hand. Be An Elf provides guidance for corporations, as well, offering strategies for companies large and small to get involved.

If you feel called to support this organization, you can learn more here.

November 2023

 

 

 

Project Angel Food

Project Angel Food prepares and delivers healthy meals to those affected by life-threatening medical conditions, providing over 1.5 million medically tailored meals each year. The not-for-profit organization was founded in 1989 as an outgrowth of the Los Angeles Center for Living in an effort to feed people suffering from HIV/AIDS.

Today, Project Angel Food provides medically tailored meals and nutritional counseling services to more than 2,400 people per day throughout Los Angeles County. The program’s recipients receive one-on-one nutritional counseling and a customized menu tailored to their health needs, dietary restrictions, and personal preferences. The organization has increased its number of clients by 54% since being declared an essential service during the COVID-19 pandemic, and continues to expand and carry out its mission of delivering delicious and nutritious meals to those in need.

If you feel called to support this organization, you can learn more here.

October 2023

 

 

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Marley’s Mutts

Marley’s Mutts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving the lives of animals in the overcrowded, high-kill shelters of California’s Kern County. Founded in 2009, Marley’s Mutts strives to make a positive and lasting impact in the community by offering second chances through the power of the human/animal bond.

The foundation’s Pawsitive Change initiative is a vocational training program that pairs rescue dogs with incarcerated individuals for mutual rehabilitation. As both dog and human work towards the completion of the Canine Good Citizen Certification, the program not only provides inmates with professional canine-handler training, but also fosters cooperation, team-building skills, and an enhanced capacity for empathy and open communication.

If you feel called to support this organization, you can learn more here.

September 2023

 

 

 

 

Holliday’s Helping Hands

Holliday’s Helping Hands was founded in 2018, with a 10-person staff and one house in South Los Angeles. They now serve hundreds of homeless individuals and families across eight facilities in Los Angeles County and continue to grow.

Holliday’s Helping Hands strives to work together to build a better quality of life for disenfranchised individuals through love, faith, and giving second chances by providing interim housing, a safe environment, nourishing meals, an abundance of services, and individualized Road Maps that empower their clients to find their “Journey to Home.”

If you feel called to support this organization, you can donate here.

August 2023

Maui Strong

 

 

Maui Strong

The Maui Strong Fund provides financial resources to support the immediate and long-term recovery needs of the people and places affected by the devastating Maui wildfires. The Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) will not collect a fee for donations to the Maui Strong Fund — 100 percent of the funds will be distributed to community needs. Learn more or donate here.

August 2023

 

 

Maui Rapid Response

Maui Rapid Response is a collective disaster response organization comprised of individuals from Maui Mutual Aid, Maui Strong, and several nonprofit and direct-aid organizations. Working in coordination with county and state officials, Maui Rapid Response is a trusted entity dedicated to supporting Maui County citizen groups in crisis.

Mahalo for your help! Please check our donations page for a detailed list of verified online donation funds and in-person drop-off sites. We also post multiple updates to Instagram daily.

July 2023

 

 

 

 

 

Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles

 

 

Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles

The Mayor’s Fund is dedicated to improving life for all Angelenos. Uniquely positioned at the crossroads of local government, business, philanthropy, and the non-profit sector, the Fund facilitates the communication and collaboration vital to solving Los Angeles’ most complex challenges.

The Fund supports programs on the basis of their ability to engage public and private resources, demonstrate collaboration, seek innovative solutions, and yield measurable, transformational impact. It only supports programs with private resources where public funding falls short and does not ever seek to replace public funding of programs.

It sponsors programs that address acute and long-term needs and aims for rigorous standards of measurable impact.

As mayoral administrations change over time, the Fund remains independent and non-partisan, focusing on the long-term health of our city and its residents — and always believing in the promise of Los Angeles.

Learn more about the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles here.

June 2023

 

GLAAD

Founded in 1985, GLAAD is a non-profit organization focused on LGBTQ+ advocacy and cultural change. GLAAD works to ensure fair, accurate, and inclusive representation and creates national and local programs that advance LGBTQ acceptance. Serving as a storyteller, media force, resource, and advocate, GLAAD tackles tough issues and provokes dialogue so that authentic LGBTQ+ stories are seen, heard, and actualized. GLAAD strives to protect all that has been accomplished and helps create a world where everyone can live the life they love.

Learn more about GLAAD here.

May 2023

 

The Bay Foundation

Nearly 2 million people live in the Santa Monica Bay Watershed stretching from Ventura County to Palos Verdes, from the Santa Monica Mountains and Griffith Park to Baldwin Hills, and out to the sea — and more than 5,000 species of animals, fish, birds, and plants make their home in the bay and its watershed.

The Bay Foundation (TBF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental group founded in 1990 to restore and enhance Santa Monica Bay and local coastal waters. TBF is staffed by science and policy experts passionate about understanding and protecting the bay and its watershed. This provides many benefits to people and wildlife, supports a strong economy, and improves our quality of life.

Learn more about the Bay Foundation here.

April 2023

 

The California-Mexico Studies Center

The California-Mexico Studies Center (CMSC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to research, develop, promote, and establish policies and programs between higher educational institutions and cultural organizations that will enhance the teaching, mobility, and exchange of faculty, students, and professionals between California and the US with Mexico and other nations in the Western Hemisphere.

The CMSC was founded by California State University Long Beach Professor Armando Vazquez-Ramos in 2010 as an extension of the California-Mexico Project that he has led since 1998 at Cal Poly Pomona and the CSULB Chicano and Latino Studies department.

Learn more about the California-Mexico Studies Center here.

March 2023

 

Homeless Not Toothless

Homeless Not Toothless (HNT) is a 501c3 nonprofit committed to providing free and quality dental care services to disadvantaged populations in the greater Los Angeles area. Their services cater to veterans, the homeless, foster youth, and low-income persons. HNT has provided over $8.5 million in services to more than 113,000 patients, with dozens of dental offices in the area contributing to their efforts. Their services include dental screenings, cleanings, X-rays, fillings, extractions, and oral health education, and they have a particular focus on veterans with disabilities, including PTSD. Patients can receive these services free of charge (as long as funding exists) or for a donation.

Learn more about Homeless Not Toothless here.

February 2023

 

   

California Wildfire Recovery Fund

The California Community Foundation’s wildfire recovery fund supports intermediate and long-term recovery efforts from major California wildfires and preparedness efforts. Since 2003, the fund has granted more than $32 million to support relief and recovery in the aftermath of devastating California wildfires.

Grants from the Wildfire Recovery Fund have supported those who were displaced or lost housing, belongings, employment, or suffered physical or mental health issues. They’ve helped rebuild homes, provided case management services, upgraded the 2-1-1 phone and information systems, and provided firefighters with updated safety equipment.

Learn more about the Wildfire Recover Fund or donate here.

January 2023

 

 

The Cupcake Girls

The Cupcake Girls is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that has been operating for the last ten years. With two physical locations in Las Vegas, NV, and Portland, OR, they currently serve clients in 13 states and many cities across Canada. The nonprofit envisions a world where sex trafficking eradicates and consensual sex workers are safe and empowered. Their team of leaders, mentors, advocates, volunteers, and resource partners provides diverse support, emphasizing and empowering their program participants in their pursuits and helping them thrive and become mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually, financially, and relationally balanced.

They provide confidential support to those involved in the sex industry and trauma-informed outreach, advocacy, holistic resources, and referral services to provide prevention and aftercare to those affected by sex trafficking. They share nonjudgmental support to empower their program participants in their pursuits through respect, resources, and relationships.

Learn more about The Cupcake Girls here.

December 2022

Spark of Love

This year, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, ABC7, Toys for Tots, and firefighters across Southern California will celebrate the 30th year of the Spark of Love Toy Drive! They are looking for donations of new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for underserved children and teens in Los Angeles, San Berardino, Orange, Ventura, and Riverside counties. Over the years, the Spark of Love toy drive has successfully collected and distributed nearly 9 million toys. Join Sage Goddess in making this year’s holiday season even brighter by delivering joy to those who need it most.

Learn more about the Spark of Love Toy Drive here.

November 2022

Alexandria House

Launched in 1996, Alexandria House provides safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of transitioning from emergency shelters to economic stability and permanent housing. Along with interim housing, they help women and children by providing childcare, healthy meals, counseling, and more. They also foster a community of supporters who come together in friendship and solidarity to support women and children in need.

To learn more about Alexandria House or donate, click here.

October 2022

Pink Hearts Fund

Pink Heart Funds

Launched in 2005, Pink Heart Funds is a non-profit charity that provides free cranial prosthetics (human hair wigs) for any woman in the US undergoing hair loss from chemotherapy or radiation to help restore their self-esteem. Pink Heart Funds also provides women with free breast prosthetics and post-mastectomy bras and resources for those seeking support or advice.

To learn more about Pink Heart Funds or donate, click here.

September 2022

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The People Concern

The People Concern believes no one should have to live on the street or in a violent household. Our staff, volunteers and those we serve work together to address the effects of homelessness, poverty, mental and physical illness, abuse and addiction. Our programs empower the most vulnerable among us to improve their quality of life – housed, healthy and safe – and become active participants in the community.

To learn more about The People Concern or donate, click here.

August 2022

School On Wheels

Since 1993, the mission of School on Wheels has never wavered: to enhance educational opportunities for children who are experiencing homelessness from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Our goal is to shrink the gaps in their learning and provide them with the highest level of education possible. Our program serves as a consistent support system for our students during a time of great stress and fear.

To learn more about School On Wheels or donate, click here.

July 2022

Planned Parenthood

At Planned Parenthood our mission is to ensure all people have access to the care and resources they need to make informed decisions about their bodies, their lives, and their futures.  Founded in 1916, Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, educator, and passionate advocate here in the US as well as a strong partner to health and rights organizations around the world.  Each year, Planned Parenthood delivers vital sexual and reproductive health care, sex education and information to millions of people.

To learn more about Planned Parenthood or donate, click here.

June 2022

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Los Angeles LGBT Center

“Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today the Center’s nearly 800 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy.”  Nia

To learn more about Los Angeles LGBT Center or donate, click here.

May 2022

Coral Reef Alliance

“For nearly 30 years,CRA has combined cutting-edge science and community engagement to reduce direct threats to reefs and to promote scalable and effective solutions for their protection. They employ a variety of conservation approaches and engage diverse communities around the world to save coral reefs.” Robin

To learn more about Coral Reef Alliance or donate, click here.

April 2022

Helen Keller International

“Guided by Helen’s vision and optimism, we believe it is possible to eliminate preventable vision loss, malnutrition, and neglected tropical diseases and improve the well-being of millions of children and vulnerable families.”

To learn more about Helen Keller International or donate, click here.

UNICEF: Children in Crossfire of Ukraine Crisis

 

UNICEF USA

Fighting has taken an increasingly heavy toll on Ukraine’s civilian population — including 510,000 children. UNICEF has been working nonstop in eastern Ukraine, delivering lifesaving programs for affected children and families as fighting has taken an increasingly heavy toll on the civilian population of 3.4 million people.

To learn more about UNICEF or donate, click here.

March 2022

 

For The Child

“For The Child builds healthy lives for children and families, free of abuse, neglect, and violence. Based in Long Beach, Los Angeles, they focus on one child at a time, one family at a time, one program at a time. To build a community that provides a circle of safety and possibility for children.” Deja

To learn more about For The Child or donate, click here.

February 2022

   

The Trevor Project

“The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. The Trevor Project focuses on crisis support, advocacy, research, and education for LGBTQ young people. We’re also excited to help provide life-saving counseling services to the LGBTQ community.” Amy
To learn more about The Trevor Project or donate, click here.

January 2022

 

The Downtown Women’s Center

“The Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) is the only organization in Los Angeles focused exclusively on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women. DWC manages 119 units of permanent housing across greater Los Angeles, and has grown to serve more than 5,400 women annually.” Raquel
To learn more about The Downtown Women’s Center or donate, click here.

December 2021

     

The Priority Center

“The Priority Center serves at-risk children and their families. This important organization helps prevent and break the generational cycle of child abuse. The Priority Center’s 10 different life-changing programs are designed to work with each family’s or individual’s unique needs to directly serve those in need, reach those they can engage in their work, and teach those whom they cannot directly serve.” Juliana
To learn more about The Priority Center or donate, click here.

November 2021

   

National Breast Cancer Foundation

“Breast cancer has no boundaries. It is the leading cause of cancer death in the world’s poorest countries and the second leading cause of cancer death in American women. The National Breast Cancer Foundation wants to put an end to breast cancer. Their goal: No more fear. No more hospital visits. No more side effects or needless suffering. No more loved ones lost to breast cancer.” Precious

To learn more about The National Breast Cancer Foundation or donate, click here.

October 2021

     

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

“In October our SG Gives Back team members were Matthew, Roselyne, Jazmine, and Mariana. We donated to the ASPCA because they work to save animals from dogfighting, puppy mills, hoarding, and other cruelty situations. They provide animals medical care and behavioral rehabilitation and help thousands of animals find loving homes every year. They respond to emergencies when disaster strikes, and fight for stronger laws to protect animals.” Matthew
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To learn more about ASPCA or donate, click here.

September 2021

   

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women USA

“In September, our SG Gives Back team members were Prysila, Lexi, Amelia, and Juan. MMIW USA’s number one mission is to bring missing and murdered women home and to help the families of the murdered cope and support them through the process of grief. Every single one of the staff and volunteers has been assaulted or trafficked and they give hands-on support and guidance, and work to eradicate this problem so that future generations can thrive.” Lexi

To learn more about MMIW or donate, click here.

August 2021

     

Vision To Learn

“In August, our SG Gives Back team members were Amber, Aziz, Melody, and Leo. Here in the United States, more than 2 million children do not have the glasses they need to see the board, read a book, or participate in class. Vision To Learn helps these children directly by providing free vision screenings, eye exams, and glasses.” Amber

To learn more about Vision To Learn or donate, click here.

July 2021

 

     

National Breast Cancer Foundation

“In July, our SG Gives Back team members were Harmony, Jean, Kevin, and Precious. Most of us have known someone affected by breast cancer, so we wanted to donate to an organization that assists and inspires those afflicted with this disease. We chose National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), a national charity association focused on providing hope and help with early detection, education, and support services through every step of the breast cancer journey.” Harmony.

To learn more about NBCF or donate, click here.

June 2021

 

     

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 

“In June, our SG Gives Back team members were Hannah, Sarah, Lindsay, and Evelyn. We felt compelled to donate to an organization focused on improving the lives of those with mental illness while also destigmatizing mental health. We chose the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans. NAMI provides advocacy, education, support, and public awareness for all individuals and families affected by mental illness.” Lindsay

To learn more about NAMI or donate, click here.

May 2021

     

Marine Mammal Rescue of San Pedro

“In May, our SG Gives Back team members were Gricelda, Elisa, Letty, and Margarita. We were inspired to donate to an organization focused on helping and protecting marine life and preserving the ocean for future generations. We chose Marine Mammal Rescue of San Pedro, CA (MMCC LA), a non-profit hospital focused on rehabilitating seals and sea lions afflicted with illness, injury, and malnutrition and releasing them back to their homes. MMCC LA also promotes ocean conservation through education, research, and partnerships.” Letty

To learn more about MMCC LA or donate, click here.

April 2021

   

School on Wheels 

“In April, our SG Gives Back team members were Robin, Gabby, Jacob, and Britany. We felt drawn to an organization focused on helping educate homeless students from K-12 – notably because one of us experienced homelessness during high school. This cause is close to our hearts. We chose School on Wheels, an organization that provides free academic tutoring to children living in motels, cars, group homes, and on the streets in Southern California. Our donation provided training and support for volunteers as well as scholarships, laptops, backpacks, school supplies, and books for the students.” Robin

To learn more about School on Wheels or donate, click here.

March 2021

   

 

Casa Hogar la Ciudad de los Niños Mazatlán AC

“In March, our SG Gives Back team members were Alexys, Nayomy, and Estela. We met and immediately knew we wanted to help an organization focused on kids. We chose Casa Hogar la Ciudad de los Niños Mazatlán AC, or Casa Hogar, because they do just that! Casa Hogar is a safe and secure place for unhoused and orphaned children in Mexico. They currently provide shelter and care for over 30 kids. Our donation provided much-needed repairs and maintenance from everything from the plumbing to the playground.” Alexys

To learn more about Casa Hogar or donate, click here.

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