Making A (Dynamic) Difference

Dynamic Beacon considers it both a privilege and a responsibility to help these charitable organizations and their admirable causes.
Lazarus House Ministries

Lazarus House Ministries

Lazarus House is a 501(c) nonprofit organization located in Lawrence, MA. Since opening its doors as an emergency homeless shelter in 1983, Lazarus House has been breaking the cycle of poverty in the Merrimack Valley region by providing physical, emotional and spiritual shelter from the hardships suffered in their  lives.

Ashland Community Foundation

Fire Relief Fund

Ashland Community Foundation’s Fire Relief Fund helps families dealing with the devastating wildfires during early March 2017. Many families had lost a large percentage of their livestock herds, along with hundreds of miles of land and fences.

Buddy Dog Humane Society

Adopt Your Best Friend

The Buddy Dog Humane Society offers a new lease on life for impounded and homeless dogs and cats. A 501(c)3 humane society, shelter and adoption center in Sudbury, MA.

Buddy Dog accepts homeless dogs and cats, in good health and of friendly disposition, which could, without our help, be destroyed. These animals find refuge at our shelter and can depend on becoming someone’s forever friend. There is no time limit on their stay.

Maine Medical Center

Centered Around You

Maine Medical Center is a complete health care resource for the people of greater Portland, the entire state of Maine, and northern New England.

Our care model includes the state’s largest multis-pecialty medical group, Maine Medical Partners. Maine Medical Partners provides a wide range of primary, specialty, and subspecialty care delivered through a network of more than 40 locations throughout greater Portland.

Avon 39

The Walk To End Breast Cancer

Avon 39 is a 2-day, 39.3 mile walk held in 7 citys nationwide every year to fight, fundraise and end breast cancer.

In 2016, the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade (ABCC) awarded a total of 64 grants – ranging from $50,000 to $2.75 million – to leading cancer centers, research institutions and community-based organizations, including those in regions where the AVON 39 walk series takes place.

Epilepsy Foundation of New England

Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow

Founded in 1983, EFNE has been leading the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. In the U.S., 1 in 26 people develop epilepsy in their lifetime. EFNE brings communities together to raise awareness, fund education and research, and provide resources and support to children, adults, and families in their fight against epilepsy.

Foundation For Sarcoidosis Research

Foundation For Sarcoidosis Research

The sarcoidosis community needs your help to put an end to this disease. When you participate, advocate, and donate, you advance the fight to find the cure and lead us toward a world without sarcoidosis.

To fulfill our mission, our staff and dedicated volunteers are working tirelessly to support three major program areas: Patient Outreach/Education Programs, Physician Outreach Programs & Scientific Research Agenda.

Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies

Hurricane Harvey Relief

Portlight Strategies and the Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies Hurricane Harvey Disability Hotline have been able to offer emergency assistance to hundreds of people with disabilities in Houston during Hurricane Harvey.

Diamond Is The Sky - Everyone Deserves To Shine

Everyone Deserves To Shine

The mission of Diamond Is the Sky is to provide affordable resources and social opportunities to people of all ages with special needs as well as their families, educators, and greater communities in the state of Massachusetts. We believe that EVERYONE deserves to shine!

Growing Places Gardening Project

Plant A Seed, Grow A Community

At Growing Places, we believe in the power of gardening to improve lives. We help low-income individuals, families, and communities in North Central Massachusetts realize the many health, economic, and social benefits of growing their own produce by building food gardens and teaching the skills to maintain them.

Cutchins Programs For Children & Families

Children Hold Our Future

At Cutchins, we value the children and families we serve. We seek to alleviate the social and personal forces that threaten families by valuing absolute acceptance, mutual support, and trustworthiness. We believe in the healing power of warmth, playfulness and creativity even in the face of difficult challenges.

One-Mission Buzz-Off For Kids With Cancer

Heads Shaved. Lives Changed.

The One Mission Buzz Off is a fun and unforgettable event where passionate people come together to shave their heads in honor and support of kids with cancer. Proceeds from The Buzz Off fund vital programs that reduce stress, restore joy and provide kids and their families with the support they need to get through treatment.

Zach's Goal - Twin City Hockey

It’s Not Just Our Goal…

A Charity organization to fund the “No Player Left Behind” program run by the Twin City Youth Hockey Association. It is our mission to raise money for TCYHA to offer the program at a discounted rate. The NPLB program provides an opportunity for kids 9-15 with little to no ice hockey experience that want to learn how to play!

Spanish American Center - Leominster MA

Serving Their Community

The Spanish-American Center is committed to providing assistance to Spanish-speaking residents to overcome language barriers, promoting the development of our young people, fostering community involvement and leadership; increasing relationships with partners, and connecting clients to available community services, which represent and advocate for the community.

Animal Rescue League Of Boston

A Champion For Animals

For 118 years, The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) has responded to the needs of animals and the people who care about them. In fact, we are often the first to respond. With over 520 dedicated volunteers and 100 staff members, ARL lends unwavering support to local animals, families, and neighborhoods.

St. Baldrick's Foundation

Conquer Childhood Cancers

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer and donor powered charity committed to supporting the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. When you give to St. Baldrick’s, you support the best childhood cancer research.

The Salvation Army

Doing The Most Good

When the unspeakable happens, we speak hope. Help us meet the greatest needs for local neighbors impacted by disasters with key supplies and emotional and spiritual assistance. The Salvation Army provides essential programs and services to the State of Hawaii, Guam, Saipan, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Boys & Girls Club of Geneva

Great Futures Start Here

The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Geneva is to connect and empower all people in our community, especially young people who need us most, to reach their full potential. The Boys & Girls Club of Geneva is dedicated to providing places that deliver superior, outcome-driven and responsive programs and opportunities to all segments of the Geneva community.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Discover. Care. Believe.

In 1947, Sidney Farber, MD, founded the Children’s Cancer Research Foundation, dedicated to providing compassionate, state-of-the-art treatment to children with cancer while developing the cancer preventatives, treatments, and cures of the future. Each year, thousands of patients from around the world come to Dana-Farber for their cancer care.

Global Giving - Hurricane Florence Relief Fund

Discover. Care. Believe.

GlobalGiving is the largest global crowdfunding community connecting nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country. We help nonprofits from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe (and hundreds of places in between) access the tools, training, and support they need to be more effective and make our world a better place.

Baypath Humane Society - Committed To Animals

Committed to Animals

Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton is dedicated to providing shelter, care, humane treatment, and loving homes for stray and unwanted companion animals. Our organization is grounded in enduring principles of humane care and community service including: Animal Enrichment, Positive Reinforcement Training, Fostering, Personalized Approach To Animal Care, Personalized Approach To Adoption & Commitment To Continual Education.

Blessings In A Backpack

Who Will Feed The Kids This Weekend?

There are more than 13.1 million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, increased hospitalization, lower IQ, shorter attention spans, and lower academic achievement.

Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, too. Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry.

American Red Cross - California Wildfires

Devastating California Wildfires

The American Red Cross is on the ground throughout the State of California, providing shelter, food and comfort for thousands of people forced to leave their homes due to the deadly wildfires burning in both the northern and southern parts of the state.

The Red Cross has deployed enough supplies to shelter as many as 7,000 people, including special equipment to support people with access and functional needs. The Red Cross is also mobilizing relief supplies to serve as many as 15,000 households. Supplies include sifters, personal protective equipment, respiratory masks, rakes, shovels, work gloves, tarps, and other resources.

Christmas In The City

One Smile At A Time.

Each year, Christmas in the City brings holiday magic to thousands of Boston-area kids and their families – kids and families who’ve been experiencing the uncertainty of homelessness and the stress of poverty. Our annual party for those living in homeless shelters is a spectacular, go-all-out holiday event that many kids tell us is the best day of their lives.

We also “play Santa” to thousands of other children who live in poverty, and provide assistance throughout the year to help families successfully transition from homelessness to independent living.

Make A Wish Foundation

A Wish Is Granted Every 34 Minutes

Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness. In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 34 minutes. We believe a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us and inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. Wishes make life better for kids with critical illnesses. This simple, but powerful belief inspired the founding of Make-A-Wish and drives everything we do.

Music & Youth

Changing Lives, One Note At A Time

We create and support Music Clubhouses; vibrant, sustainable and free after school music education programs.

Our Music Clubhouses program provides instruments and staffing for free music lessons. The Clubhouses are run by leading youth development organizations serving economically underserved urban communities. These organizations not only provide music but a portfolio of wrap-around services which can include hot meals, homework help, college prep and workforce development.

Organization For Autism Research

Helping Families Today

We strive to use science to address the social, educational, and treatment concerns of self-advocates, parents, autism professionals, and caregivers. The mission of “applying” research to answer questions of daily concern to those living with autism defines our goals and program objectives and shapes our budget.

What distinguishes us from other organizations is our singular focus on applied research and the quality and practical value of its resource materials. The studies we fund and the information resources we provide have meaning in the day-to-day lives of persons with autism and their families.

Project Bread

A Fresh Approach To Ending Hunger

Project Bread is committed to preventing and ending hunger in Massachusetts. We provide access to food for people who are hungry today, while we work to break the cycle of hunger through advocacy, education, and community action.

With the support of our partners, donors, corporate sponsors, individuals—and tens of thousands of Walkers—we work to break the cycle of hunger and poverty by devising, funding, advocating for, and facilitating solutions that change lives across the Commonwealth. Until hunger ends…

Northeast Animal Shelter

Saving Homeless Pets Across America

Northeast Animal Shelter, established in 1976, is one of New England’s largest non-profit, no-kill animal shelters. Since opening our doors, we have placed over 135,000 cats and dogs. The Shelter is located a half hour north of Boston and is easily accessible from all of New England.

Northeast Animal Shelter receives no local, state or federal funding and is entirely dependent on contributions from people like you to cover its annual operating budget.

Kylee's Kare Kits For Kidz

Help Us Fight Childhood Hunger In Our Community!

Started by Kylee at the age of 10. They currently provide food every weekend for children attending local schools. The contents of the kare kits vary week to week depending upon what they can purchase on sale or what may have been donated that week.

The original goal was to be able to provide food for 10 children each week. With the support of family, friends and our community they are now providing food to almost 400 children on a weekly basis.


Supporting Extreme Athletes

The Road 2 Recovery Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2000 to help AMA-licensed motocross and supercross professionals and action sports athletes with financial assistance after sustaining career-ending injuries as well as providing motivational, emotional and spiritual support to these individuals and their families.

Road 2 Recovery is dedicated to making sure that every dollar donated to one of the athlete’s funds goes a far as possible. We also feel that transparency is key with our donors and the athletes we fund for.

Care Dimensions

Making A Difference In Countless Lives

Since 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in more than 95 communities in Eastern Massachusetts.

Today, Care Dimensions is the largest hospice in Massachusetts and we offer a continuum of clinical care for adult and pediatric patients with advanced and life-limiting illnesses and provide support for their families and caregivers.

Girls Who Code

Changing The Image Of What A Programmer Looks Like

Girls Who Code has been leading efforts to close the gender gap in tech for seven years. Our work is already making a difference. We’ve reached 185,000 girls in all 50 states, and our college-aged alumni are majoring in computer science at a rate 15 times the national average.

We see a real opportunity to expand on the impact of our programs and to close the gender gap within a generation by working with policymakers at the state and national levels.

National Organization Of Black Law Enforcement Executives

Justice By Action

To ensure equity in the administration of justice in the provision of public service to all communities, and to serve as the conscience of law enforcement by being committed to justice by action.

NOBLE has nearly 60 chapters and represents over 3,000 members worldwide that represent chief executive officers and command-level law enforcement officials from federal, state, county, municipal law enforcement agencies, and criminal justice practitioners.