Only by giving are you able to receive
more than you already have – Jim Rohn
Our Nonprofits

Our Nonprofits & the Teachers that Support Them

All of our nonprofits are changing lives, and you can help to be a part of that change and impact the world in a positive way. Read more about our nonprofits and the teachers that support them below.

All donations are 100% tax deductible as allowed by law.Read me.
    Hold on to your receipts and talk to your accountant! Giving Hearts Yoga is a U.S. tax exempt organization under Internal Revenue Service Act Section 501(c)(3). Our Tax ID number is 85-2460116.

    United State of Women Reproductive Hub

    Supported by Sammy Conrad

    The Supreme Court recently overturned Roe vs. Wade. The right to have an abortion is no longer federally protected. If you’ve been with us a while, you know our incredible teacher Sammy Conrad is passionate about yoga. She is also passionate about and determined to reduce the stigma surrounding abortion, and now provide abortion acess to those who need it. As such, she has chosen to dedicate her next few classes and raise funds for The United State of Women who provides financial, logistical, and financial assistance to pregnant people who cannot afford the cost of abortion, like transportation costs and other services.

    Sammy believes that abortion is not only an individual’s right, but that it is healthcare and is a basic human right, and now more than ever, is the time to take action. Sammy deeply believes that people should be trusted to make their own decisions about their reproductive healthcare that are best for them.

    After having an abortion in 2018, Sammy felt frustrated with the stigma and shame surrounding the topic and the lack of access to information. Currently an expecting mama, she knows firsthand how difficult and life-altering it can be to move through pregnancy. She firmly believes that nobody should be forced to carry pregnancies or become parents if they do not have the desire or resources, especially because mothers are not given enough resources for their and their children’s physical and mental health.

    If you would like to join Sammy in supporting a person’s right to bodily autonomy, consider making a donation to the fundraiser she kindly created in support of USOW by clicking the button below or join her for Monday Mantra Slow Vinyasa.

    Sammy is also a Full-Spectrum Doula, and those services include support before, during, or after an abortion decision. If you know someone who could use some support surrounding this topic, send them her way.

    ROMP Global

    Supported by Patti Lupo

    ROMP (Range of Motion Project) Global is a non-profit, for-impact healthcare organization dedicated to providing prosthetic care to those without access to these services. The gift of mobility is precious and life changing.

    Deborah's Place Chicago

    Supported by Kate Ryan

    Deborah’s Place is a Chicago based nonprofit that offers shelter, resources, and support to the homeless women of Chicago. Kate chose this amazing nonprofit as supporting women is what she does and she believes that women need all of the resources they can get.

    Farm Sanctuary

    Supported by Masako Miyakawa

    Farm Sanctuary has been rescuing and helping factory farm animals since 1986. Masako has been always in awe of the work they do and she loves to continue support this amazing organization.

    Growing up with cats and a dog, Masako always had love for animals. But it was not until she watched a documentary called Vegucated that she realized there is no difference between house pets and farm animals. As many people feel horrible for their beloved cats and/or dogs to be abused, or magnificent wild animals like a lion to be poached, she feels strongly about protecting farm animals like cows. She became a vegan for the love of all animals, and for the fundamental yogic teaching of Ahimsa, non-harming.

    Connections for Abused Women and Their Children (CAWC)

    Supported by Rachel Hessen Connelly

    Having to stay at home during these difficult times has been hard on all of us, but it is especially hard for victims of domestic violence If you want to understand the severity of this situation, visit CAWC’s website here. The first thing that pops up is directions on how to use the “Escape Button” should your abuser walk into the room. Think about how scary your situation would be if you had to be thinking about using an Escape Button. Countless women and children are hurting and living their lives in fear, and CAWC seeks to help them find a way out.

    Mothers do not have to choose between finding safety and protecting their children because CAWC provides emergency shelter for mothers and their children. Often, victims of domestic violence are cut off from their friends and family by their abuser, so that they feel like they have nowhere else to go, no option but to endure the abuse. CAWC offers these women and their children a safe place to escape. The Greenhouse Shelter is the oldest domestic violence shelter in Chicago. Also, CAWC does not discriminate, their shelter is multilingual and open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

    Additionally, CAWC provides a 24 hour domestic violence hotline to support victims of domestic violence (1-773-278-4566) and offers programs to train healthcare providers, schools, and police officers to identify the signs of domestic abuse. They also provide legal advocates to help survivors obtain immediate and long-term legal protection.

     On top of helping survivors of domestic violence escape the abuse, CAWC also has programs in place to help to heal the women and their children emotionally. The emotional effects of domestic violence can be significant and can continue to harm the survivors for years, it can even lead to post-traumatic stress disorder or long-term substance abuse. CAWC seeks to prevent all of this from happening. Through their outreach program, they provide individual and group counseling to the survivors and their children so that they are given the long-term tools that they need to live the violence-free, happy life that they deserve.  

    CAWC not only provides immediate safety to women and children who are victims of domestic violence, they also seek to assist the survivors as they begin to build a better, safer future for themselves and their children. If the thought of anyone being physically violent to women and children breaks your heart, or makes your blood boil, this is the nonprofit for you.

    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

    Supported by Laura Maynard

    Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Thoughts of suicide know no age, race, gender, or religion. It does not matter if you are rich or if you are poor, chances are, you or someone you love has experienced suicidal thoughts at some point in their lives. When times get hard, these suicidal thoughts can become deafening. Times are harder than ever, and suicide is a preventable public health issue. The AFSP is doing everything that they can to prevent the loss of life from suicide.

    Since 1987, the AFSP has been paving the way for suicide prevention. They shed light on suicide and mental health issues that have historically been brushed under the rug, because you cannot prevent something that you are not aware of. On top of bringing awareness to this leading cause of death, they fund scientific research and have shaped legislation and public policy at the federal, state, and local levels all with the goal of preventing suicide.

    The AFSP understands the significance of community and has established local chapters in all 50 states. They provide mental health education, community programs, research, advocacy, and support not only for those experiencing suicidal thoughts, but also for the friends and family of those whose lives have been lost due to suicide. Whether you have lost someone, are experiencing suicidal thoughts yourself, or are worried about a loved one, the AFSP is there to support you. You are not alone. The work that they are doing is not only incredible, but it is essential, especially during these uncertain times. Find your local AFSP chapter here.

    If you want to have a part in actually saving someone’s life, the AFSP is the charity for you. Learn more about the AFSP here.

     If you or a loved one are having thoughts of suicide, please, talk to someone. Reach out to a loved one, call (1-800-273-8255), or text (text TALK to 741741). You are special. You are valuable, and this world would not be the same without you. 

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    CARE- Ukrainian Crisis Fund

    Supported by Kristin Schleich

    CARE works to save lives, fight poverty, and achieve social justice around the globe. They focus on aiding women and girls because they believe poverty cannot be overcome until all people have equal rights and opportunities. In Ukraine they are providing immediate aid and recovery, food, water, hygiene kits, psychosocial support, and cash assistance — prioritizing women and girls, families, and the elderly.

    One weekend, Kristin was rocking her sweet baby to sleep in her quiet, peaceful home and realized how there are many mothers there were rocking their sweet babies to sleep with an uncertain, violent future in Ukraine. She kept asking herself: “What can I do?”

    On CARE’s website they stated their mission was to “save lives, defeat poverty, and achieve social justice.” But with a focus on women and girls because “we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.” She thought: “Yes. This resonates. This is what I can do to help.”

    Kristin generously dedicated her series, her paycheck, and created a fundraiser in support of the CARE Ukrainian Refugee Fund. Between donations made via her fundraiser, our website, and the generous donation match provided by MathWorks, Kristin raised over $5,000 for this Fund.