Celebrating Good Neighbors

by Website Editors | Mar 11, 2021

There are many worthy organizations in the U.S. and around the world committed to fighting poverty, protecting the environment, providing access to education, and promoting economic development, peacekeeping initiatives, and health and well-being.

We are pleased to highlight and celebrate the following inspiring organizations, our good neighbors, that seek to improve living conditions for people and promote good stewardship of our planet in the spirit of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

American Prairie Reserve

American Prairie Reserve represents a unique effort to assemble a multi-million-acre nature reserve of public and private lands that conserves the species-rich grasslands of Montana’s legendary Great Plains for the enjoyment of future generations.

Habitat for Humanity

Since 1976, Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 29 million people build or improve the place they call home by partnering with people in communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries around the world.

No Kid Hungry

A campaign to end childhood hunger in America through effective programs that provide kids with the food they need. Millions of children face hunger all across the United States, in every community. In fact, 1 in 4 kids could face hunger this year. No Kid Hungry is working to ensure every child in America gets the meals they need to be happy and healthy every day of the year.

Heifer International

Heifer USA supports small-scale farmers to deliver fresh, nutritious food to reliable markets by providing them with training, education, and resources needed to sell their products for a fair price. This work is critical to helping small-scale American farmers lift themselves out of poverty.

Feeding America

Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.  Donors, staff, and volunteers all play an important role in working to connect people with food to end hunger in the United States. 

826 National

826 National is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students ages 6 to 18 improve their expository and creative writing skills. By demystifying the writing process, making learning fun, and publicly honoring their hard work, 826 inspires young people to gain crucial academic and life skills. Their goal is to help students grow into strong, confident writers who change the world by telling their stories.

Midland School

Since its founding 1932, Midland School’s mission has been to “provide a unique college prep boarding school experience to a diverse student body. Through study and work, it teaches the value of a lifetime of learning, self-reliance, simplicity, responsibility to community and the environment, and a love for the outdoors.”

Many of the original wooden structures on campus were built by students, and it is still the case today that students truly run and power the school’s operations. From kitchen chores, to collecting chicken eggs, to feeding and caring for horses, to chopping kindling to heat classrooms, to working on a 10-acre organic farm, students are not only involved but are also learning to lead.

Experiential learning is built into the school’s programming and ethos, with opportunities for field studies within academic classes as well as specialized programs in outdoor leadership, farm and garden, and natural horsemanship.


Seva is a global nonprofit eye care organization that works with local communities around the world to develop self-sustaining programs that preserve and restore sight.

Girls’ Education

Ensuring access to education for her girls was very important to Ma Ingalls. We’re recognizing several groups that uplift girls and women.

  • Step Up helps girls define and achieve their unique visions of success.
  • The Malala Fund is working for a world where every girl can learn and lead.
  • Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) provides education and leadership development for girls and women living in urban slums.
  • Girl Rising uses the power of storytelling to change the way the world values girls and their education.

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable promotes the growth of outdoor recreation activities in an effort to ensure the conservation of public lands and waterways to improve the experience and quality of life of outdoor enthusiasts everywhere. Similarly, the American Hiking Society promotes and protects foot trails and the hiking experience. We encourage you to #TakeaHike in celebration.

Leary Firefighters Foundation

The Leary Firefighters Foundation provides funding and resources for fire departments nationwide to access the highest level of equipment, technology, and training for their firefighters. Such resources not only save the lives of these brave men and women but also increase the odds that they can save the lives of those vulnerable to fires. As different communities across the U.S. grapple with dangerous fire conditions, the foundation’s respect and support for our brave firefighters is critical.

Hopa Mountain

Hopa Mountain is a nonprofit organization committed to investing in rural and tribal citizen leaders who are improving education, ecological health, and economic development in their communities in the Great Plains and Northern Rocky Mountains. Acknowledging the skills, talents, and positions of these local leaders, Hopa Mountain endeavors to provide them with the means–primarily through training, networking, mentoring, and financial support–to generate and expand much–needed opportunities in their communities.

National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA)

Support women in the arts during Women’s History Month with the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), the first museum globally dedicated to elevating women’s achievements in the arts. The NMWA continues its mission to showcase the incredible work of women artists, past and present, fostering a more inclusive and balanced representation of art. 

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