How We Give Back
State-of-the-art technology is now available at the Milwaukee Zoo due to a grant from Thrivent Mutual Funds. This equipment allows children to learn hands-on in the lab and do investigations to gain scientific skills.
Charities We're Proud To Support
As part of its mission, Thrivent Mutual Funds through its asset manager Thrivent Asset Management gives back a portion of its profits to help make a positive impact in the communities we serve. For 2015, we donated $4.6 million to different charities across the United States. Here are the recipients.
Amarillo Activity Youth Center
The Amarillo Activity Youth Center (AAYC) is located in Center City Amarillo and provides services for youth and their families. The AAYC exists to provide safe, fun, affordable activities in a wholesome, alcohol- and drug-free wholesome environment.
Amarillo Area CASA
Amarillo Area Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) provides children who have been abused or neglected with dedicated court advocates. CASA believes that every child deserves to have a dedicated advocate speaking up for their best interest in court, at school, and in our community.
Anne Carlsen Center
For nearly 75 years, the Anne Carlsen Center of North Dakota has been providing supports and services to empower individuals of all ages and abilities. From in-home early intervention therapies that help overwhelmed parents, to specialized vocational programs that prepare young adults for meaningful employment, the Anne Carlsen Center helps make the world a more inclusive place where independence is a gift to all.
The Building for Kids Children’s Museum
The mission of The Building for Kids Children’s Museum of Appleton, WI is to empower children, engage parents, and energize communities. The museum accomplishes its mission by providing interactive exhibits, programs, and events designed to inspire, teach, and reinforce curiosity.
Children’s Cancer Association
CCA knows that for seriously ill children and their families every moment is precious. That’s why their free-of-charge programs leverage music, friendship, play, and resources to create transformative moments of joy for 20,000 children, teens, and their family members each year. Unlike many organizations dedicated to the worthy goal of someday finding a cure for cancer, CCA is all about creating joy today.
Children’s Cancer Research Fund
Children’s Cancer Research Fund invests in bold and new ideas that revolutionize the way childhood cancer is treated. Over the past 34 years, the fund has helped to support quality-of-life programs for pediatric cancer patients and their families.
Children’s Mercy in Kansas City, MO is one of the nation’s top pediatric medical centers. With more than a century of generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children’s Mercy has provided the highest level of medical care to every child who passes through its doors, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christian ministry that provides trauma-informed care to children and their families through residential treatment facilities, outpatient psychiatric and psychological services, and spiritual life programs. Dakota Memorial School (DMS) provides a quality education for kids who have special learning needs because of psychiatric, behavioral, and trauma issues.
Fairview Foundation builds philanthropic partnerships to support Fairview Health Service, an award-winning nonprofit health care system based in Minneapolis, MN in its mission to provide exceptional, coordinated health care, from preventing illness and injury to caring for the most complex medical conditions.
Gilda’s Club Twin Cities
Gilda’s Club Twin Cities provides social and emotional support for everyone—men, women, teens, and children, including their families and friends—affected by cancer. Its activities, all provided free of charge, include networking and support groups, workshops, education, and social opportunities.
The vision of Kayla’s Krew is to enable all children who have special needs to forget about the challenges that they are presented with daily and teach others the value of friendship and compassion. The Krew worked with the City of Franklin, WI to build Kayla's Playground, an all-inclusive playground that is truly accessible for all children and families of any age and ability.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to find cures for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases through research and treatment. With patient care and research together in one institution, St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Wolfson Children’s Hospital
Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville, FL is a not-for-profit children’s hospital serving children in Northeast Florida, Southeast Georgia and from around the world. As a charitable organization, Wolfson Children’s relies on philanthropic support to provide high-quality, comprehensive pediatric services with a special focus on cancer, neuroscience, behavioral health, endocrinology, heart and gastroenterology care, as well as clinical research and the education of future pediatric specialists.
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