With a mission to promote, protect and preserve the world’s oceans, waterways and marine life, artist Wyland founded Rancho Santa Margarita-based Wyland Foundation in 1993. Steve Creech, president of Wyland Foundation, discusses the nonprofit’s new interactive theater experience to teach kids about the responsibility we all have in protecting our environment and how readers can take action today.
Nonprofit of the Month
While their kiddos enjoyed a playdate, the Bay Area’s Melissa Smith and Shani Hall let their own imaginations take hold, eventually planting the seed for Party In-Kindness. Here, the friends and co-founders discuss Party In-Kindness’ Love for Local fundraiser and how parties can still give back in the time of Zoom birthdays and virtual weddings.
One Step Beyond, Inc. (OSBI) provides comprehensive programming and services for adults who have intellectual disabilities. The San Mateo-based organization empowers participants to achieve independence, self-sufficiency and employment through innovative programming and partnerships with local businesses that enable participants to contribute to and achieve greater social participation in their communities.