Noteworthy Charitable Causes

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Following is a list of charities to which Bruce Springsteen has donated his time and efforts, or his proceeds from recorded material. This list is provided for informational purposes only.
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The Danny Federici Melanoma Fund
The Danny Federici Melanoma Fund is dedicated to the research and development of new and effective treatments for melanoma through funding for additional clinical trials based upon Danny's melanoma treatments and other methods headed by Dr. Paul Chapman of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Our other objective is to raise awareness for this aggressive disease.
Donate (be sure to enter Danny's name under "Tributes and Special Occasions")
Kristen Ann Carr Fund
The Kristen Ann Carr fund's central task in to endow a fellowship for the study of soft tissue sarcoma at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Kristen Ann Carr Fund
39 West 32nd Street
Suite 1403
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-501-0748
Fax: 212-268-3544
World Hunger Year
World Hunger Year (WHY), founded by Harry Chapin in 1975, seeks to end hunger and poverty by addressing their root causes and promoting self-reliance. WHY tells the stories of empowerment and community building, and works in partnerships to support effective programs and policies.
World Hunger Year Inc. (WHY)
505 Eighth Avenue * 21st Floor
New York, N.Y. 10018-6582
(212) 629-8850 / (800) 5-HUNGRY
Iraq Veterans Against the War
Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) was founded by Iraq war veterans in 2004 to give a voice to the large number of active duty service people and veterans who are against this war.
P.O. Box 8296
Philadelphia, PA 19101
Tel: 215.241.7123
Fax: 215.241.7177
Parkinson's Disease Foundation
The Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Inc. is a national, non-profit organization, dedicated to supporting and promoting the highest-quality research world-wide into the cause(s) and cure of Parkinson's disease, and for better symptomatic treatments.
Parkinson's Disease Foundation
1359 Broadway, Suite 1509
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212.923.4700 or 800.457.6676
Fax: 212.923.4778
send email

The New Orleans Musicians' Clinic's mission is to sustain Louisiana's musicians in mind, body and spirit by developing access to primary care and preventative health services and by addressing the health care needs of the musicians and their families.
New Orleans Musicians' Clinic
3600 Prytania St. #35
New Orleans, La 70115
Phone: 504-895-5748

Give US Your Poor
The Give US Your Poor mission is to create a revolution in public awareness, dispel myths and inspire action towards ending epidemic homeless in the United States. It works to affect change at the policy level, engage volunteerism and contributions at the individual and corporate levels through media, technology and education; and to funnel support to partner homeless organizations.
Give Us Your Poor (checks to "UMass Foundation - Give Us Your Poor")
c/o McCormack Graduate School
UMass Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125
Phone: 617-287-5532
Fax: 617-287-5544

Second Harvest
Founded in 1979, Second Harvest is the largest domestic hunger relief organization in the United States, providing nearly a billion pounds of food each year to those in need.
Second Harvest
116 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 4
Chicago, Illinois 60603-6001
Phone: (312) 263-2303
Fax: (312) 263-5626
send email
FoodBank of Monmouth/Ocean Counties, NJ
Food Bank of South Central Michigan
Bob Woodruff Family Fund
The Bob Woodruff Family Fund assists service members injured while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Special emphasis is placed on the "hidden signature injuries" of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – traumatic brain injury (TBI) and combat stress injuries including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The Bob Woodruff Family Fund
P.O. Box 731
Birmingham, MI 48012-0731
Musicians on Call
Musicians on Call, originally founded as a division of the Kristen Ann Carr Fund by Michael Solomon and Vivek Tiwary, uses music and entertainment to promote and complement the healing process for patients in the interest of improving quality of life and creating a better living and healing environment.
Musicians on Call
555 West 57th Street
Suite 1500
New York, New York 10019
telephone 212-259-0717 fax 212-262-6350
The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the A.L.S. Association
The mission of the ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, is to help people live with ALS, to advocate for ALS patients and caregivers and to support research into the cause, cure and treatment of ALS.
The ALS Association
Greater Philadelphia Chapter
321 Norristown Road, Suite 260
Ambler, PA 19002
telephone 877-GEHRIG-1 (1-877-434-7441) fax 215-643-9307
The Community Food Bank of New Jersey
The Community FoodBank of New Jersey
31 Evans Terminal Road
Hillside, N.J. 07205
Phone: (908) 355-3663
Fax: (908) 355-0270
Hungry for Music
"Music will heal when all else has really failed" -- Judy Collins
Hungry for Music (HFM) began as an annual homless benefit concert on April 15, 1992. HFM's primary mission is to aid in cultivating the self-esteem of disadvantaged children through music education.
To order Diamond Cuts: A Compilation of Baseball Songs and Poetry, call (888) 843-0933.
Hungry for Music
2020 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Suite 384
Washington, D.C. 20006
(703) 521-4361
Executive Director: Jeff Campbell
Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation
Established by a dedicated group of Vietnam veterans in 1980, VVAF has transformed the experience of war suffered by America's Vietnam veterans into a program of service to others who have suffered the scourge of national and international conflict. VVAF's programs focus on the reconciliation of war-torn societies and providing assistance to the innocent victims of those wars.
Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation
2001 S St, NW 7th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20009
202-483-9222 (o) 483-9312 (f)
The Fallen Patriot Fund of the Mark Cuban Foundation was established to help families of U.S. military personnel who were killed or seriously injured during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Fallen Patriot Fund
c/o Bank of America Private Bank
P.O. Box 832409
Dallas, TX 75283-2409
214-748-3900 (o) 214-696-6310 (f)
Special Olympics
Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.
Special Olympics, founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1968, provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for individuals with mental retardation, thus giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Special Olympics International
1325 G Street, NW
Suite 500, Dept. DD
Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: 202.628.3630 / Fax: 202.824.0200
send email
"Almost all children respond to music. Music is an open-sesame, and if you can use it carefully and appropriately, you can reach into that child's potential for development." -- Dr. Clive Robbins
The Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Foundation has aided autistic and physically disabled children through music therapy since 1988.
Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy
730 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10017
City of Hope
City of Hope, inspired and supported by a philanthropic volunteer movement, is dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases through innovative research and patient care.
National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute
1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, California 91010-3000
(626) 359-8111
send email
T.J. Martell Foundation
The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research was founded by record executive Tony Martell in 1975 as a result of a promise he made as a father to his dying son. T.J., who when dying of leukemia at age 19, asked his father to help those with this terrible disease. The Foundation has since added cancer and AIDS research to its program and has raised over $110 million for its laboratories in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville.

Special People United to Ride (SPUR)
Special People United to Ride (S.P.U.R.) is a nonprofit organization of Monmouth County, New Jersey area citizens established in 1981. Members assist the Park System in serving individuals with physical and mental disabilities through horseback riding lessons conducted at the Huber Woods Park Equestrian Program Center in Middletown Township, New Jersey.
654 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, N.J. 07738
Phone: (732) 872-2928
The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund
Established by Buckingham Palace on September 2, 1997, the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund at Kensington Palace will allocate funds to the charities with which Princess Diana worked.
US dollar donations:
The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund
c/o/ Fleet Bank
PO Box 30596
Hartford, CT 06150
Phone: (800) 533-0183
Folkways Records Smithsonian Institute
The Smithsonian Institute acquired Folkways Records in 1987. To raise money for Folkways, several artists, including Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Willie Nelson, and others recorded A Tribute to Woody Guthrie & Leadbelly: Folkways: A Vision Shared.
To order the recording or video, call (800) 828-0229 (Catalogue Number: CD, 3063B; Cassette, 3063C; Video, 3063A).
For more information about gifts to the Smithsonian, please contact:
Office of Development
1465 Arts & Industries Building, MRC 411
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC 20560
Phone: (202) 357-4300
Fax: (202) 786-2516

For Smithsonian membership information:
Smithsonian Information
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC 20560
202/357-2700 (voice; 202/357-1729 (TTY for callers with communication impairments)
The Pediatric AIDS Foundation
The Pediatric AIDS Foundation, cofounded by Elizabeth Glaser, Susan DeLaurentis, and Susie Zeegen in 1988, is the only national nonprofit foundation that identifies, funds, and conducts pediatric AIDS research worldwide. The foundation's primary objectives are to find effective methods for blocking the transmission of HIV from infected mothers to newborns, and to develop treatments for prolonging and improving the quality of life for HIV-infected individuals.
Elisabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Dept #0096
Washington, D.C. 20055
Phone: 202-448-8446
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is a world leader in cancer care, research, and education. Their mission is leadership in the prevention, treatment, and cure of cancer through excellence, vision, and cost-effectiveness in patient care, outreach programs, research, and education.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Box E
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Send email
Amnesty International
Founded in 1961, Amnesty International is an independent worldwide human rights movement working impartially for the release of all prisoners of conscience, fair and prompt trials for political prisoners, and an end to torture and executions.
Amnesty International USA
322-8th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Email from the USA:
Email from outside the USA:
The Rainforest Foundation
Founded in 1989 by Sting, Trudie Styler and Menkragnoti Kayapo Indian Chief Raoni, The Rainforest Foundation supports indigenous peoples and traditional populations of diverse rainforest areas in their efforts to protect their environment and fulfill their rights.
The Rainforest Foundation
32 Broadway, Suite 1614
New York, NY 10004
Phone: (212) 431-9098
Fax: (212) 431-9197
The Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives
The Woody Guthrie Archives was created in 1995 to preserve Woody's vast legacy of songs, writings, artwork and correspondence.
The Woody Guthrie Archives
250 W. 57th St., Suite 1218
New York, NY 10107
Phone: 914-241-3844
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
For membership information:
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum
Attn: Membership Department
1 Key Plaza
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
1-800-349-ROCK (7625)


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