25 Apr May Charities
May is a great month to explore charitable giving opportunities as it is dedicated to Mental Health Awareness and ALS Awareness. Both of these causes aim to improve the daily lives of those affected and further expand research and resources that could create a better future. The charities we have outlined below are a quick look into what is available for each cause, but there are many more organizations that advocate for these issues. While we encourage giving year-round, we also aim to make it more accessible, and May is a great time to explore these causes and see if they are a natural fit for your corporate giving strategy.
Mental Health Awareness
Mental Health Awareness Month was founded by the Mental Health America organization in 1949 to educate the public about mental illness. This month aims to raise awareness for those affected by mental health struggles and create better mental well-being for individuals and communities.
The Jed Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to protecting emotional health and preventing suicide for teens and young adults. They partner with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health programs and systems.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is a leading non-profit dedicated to preventing and understanding suicide through research, education, and advocacy.
Active Minds is a nonprofit organization that aims to promote mental health education and awareness for people between the ages of 14-25 who may be struggling with mental health.
ALS Awareness Month takes place in May to help create awareness for and fund further research into ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). In 1992, the United States Senate passed a resolution to appoint May as National ALS Awareness Month. Since then, many charities have focused on providing help for those affected by ALS, including research on treatments and a cure.
The ALS Association is a nonprofit organization working to help individuals fight and treat ALS as well as researching to discover a cure to allow those affected to live a fuller life.
The Les Turner ALS Foundation is one of the largest independent ALS groups in the country that is dedicated to giving those who live with ALS the best quality of treatment and care as well as providing support.
The ALS Therapy Development Institute is a nonprofit organization that aims to discover and develop effective treatments for ALS.