FirstPic, Inc. believes in a corporate responsibility to give back to our communities. We have provided financial contributions to the following non-profit organizations and strongly support their individual missions. We admire and appreciate the impact they have at local and national levels.
Alfond Youth Center Boys & Girls Club, Waterville, ME
The Alfond Youth Center Boys & Girls Club is an organization whose goal is to inspire and enable all young people and their families to realize their full potential as healthy, productive, and caring citizens.
Alliance for Lupus
The Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) is a national voluntary health organization based in New York City that commits millions of dollars to significant lupus research every year and holds nationwide lupus walks to secure additional funding.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by helping people stay well, and finding cures.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a health organization that gives those affected by suicide a community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.
Annapolis Film Festival
The Annapolis Film Festival brings the community together through a shared film experience. Their vision is to establish Annapolis as a place for filmmakers to showcase different global perspectives and independent thought to a wide audience.
Archbishop Spalding High School, MD
As a Catholic college-preparatory secondary school located in Severn, MD, Archbishop Spalding High School is committed to challenging their students to grow spiritually, academically, physically, and socially. The school community provides a caring environment that affirms the dignity of the individual and promotes learning.
The B+ Foundation focuses on kids helping kids fight cancer. The organization provides financial and emotional support to families of children with cancer nationwide. The B+ Foundation also funds critical, cutting-edge childhood cancer research.
Bayside Blues Softball, MD
The Bayside Blues is a non-profit organization, which was formed to assist female student athletes that want an opportunity to play softball in college. The organization aims to challenge athletes to achieve their potential while developing skills needed to compete at the collegiate level with an emphasis on teamwork and sportsmanship.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Boys & Girls Clubs provide young people with a safe place to spend time during non-school hours, a place where they can play, have fun, laugh and develop new skills under the guidance of caring adult professionals. Through proven practice activities, Clubs provide opportunities for each child to believe he or she can succeed and receive recognition for personal accomplishments. Youth develop ongoing relationships with caring adults and connections to new friends in a positive environment, reinforcing a sense of belonging, personal accountability, civility and civic responsibility.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, MD
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (BGCAA) was founded by a group of concerned community members who felt there was a need for neighborhood youth to have a positive place to grow, learn and have fun. The mission of the Club is to enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi
The Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi provides diverse activities that meet the interests of youth in Chickasaw, Lafayette, Lee, Tippah, and Union Counties. Core Programs engage young people in activities with adults, peers, and family that enable them to develop self-esteem and to reach their full potential.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley empowers youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others’ cultural identities.
Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation helps build character and teach critical life lessons to disadvantaged young people living in America’s most distressed communities through baseball and softball themed programs. Their hands-on programs put an emphasis on leadership, work ethic, responsibility and healthy living.
Close Up informs, inspires, and empowers young people to exercise the rights and accept the responsibilities of citizens in a democracy. They partner with educators, schools, and youth organizations throughout the country to help young people develop the skills and attitudes to become informed and engaged citizens.
Connor Cares Foundation
The Connor Cares Foundation was founded in memory of Connor Freed, a 5-year old boy that unfortunately drowned. The Foundation’s mission is to further the education and training of lifesaving personnel at all public and private pools and to set a nation-wide minimum standard of safety to reduce drownings.
Courage for Courtney
An organization set up in the memory of a local student from Crofton, MD stricken with cancer. Courtney was a passionate and gifted young lady. She passed away at the age of 16 in 2012.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has been the driving force behind the pursuit of a cure.
Davidsonville Athletic Association (DAA)
A variety of youth recreational sports offered at high-level competitive play. The organization serves the Davidsonville area in Anne Arundel County, MD, within a framework of competitive team sports. The goal is to allow youth to have a positive, character-building experience.
DMV PAL establishes positive relationships between youth ages 5 through 18 and police in their community. This local PAL Chapter operates in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
Heart & Homes (Montgomery County, MD)
Hearts & Homes for Youth helps abused, neglected, homeless and troubled children through a variety of residential and supportive programs. They offer counseling, advocacy, educational support, workforce readiness, and life skills training in a nurturing, homelike environment.
Hollenbeck PAL Program, Los Angeles, CA
Founded through efforts from the local community and Los Angeles Police Department, this program provides sport activities to youth who are at high-risk for juvenile crime. It provides safe places throughout the community where children can recreate and learn safely during non-school hours while providing meaningful activities that are economically accessible to every child.
Holly Springs Elementary, Holly Springs, NC
Holly Springs Elementary Learning Community provides a safe and caring environment with the mission of reaching the diverse learning needs of all children and challenging them to rise to their full potential. The After School Program offered at Holly Springs Elementary offers children a safe and enriching environment to have social activities with classmates, and to also learn outside of the classroom.
Howell Township PAL, NJ
Howell Township PAL is a non-profit whose mission is to foster positive relationships among the youth and police officers in the community. Through athletics, recreation, education and community service, they provide an engaging, safe outlet for all children to reach their potential and to be involved in the Howell community in many different capacities.
Monmouth Ocean PAL
Monmouth Ocean PAL works to strengthen the relationship between youth and law enforcement officials. They serve at-risk youth from multiple counties and surrounding areas.
National 4-H Council
National 4-H Council is committed to providing leadership and resources so that 4-H programs are available to youth around the world. Their executive leadership team and Board of Trustees are dedicated to the belief that helping kids achieve their boldest dreams empowers not only them but also their communities to thrive today, tomorrow, and beyond.
National Association of Police Athletics/Activities Leagues
The National Association of Police Athletics/Activites Leagues is a youth crime prevention program that utilizes educational, athletic and recreational activities to create trust and understanding between police officers and youth. It is based on the conviction that young people – if they are reached early enough – can develop strong positive attitudes towards police officers in their journey through life toward the goal of maturity and good citizenship.
National Urban Technology Center
The National Urban Technology Center, Inc. (Urban Tech) develops education curriculum and services for building social/life skills, improved academic skills, and financial literacy skills for underserved youth.
Petros Zoe Initiative
The Petros Zoe Initiative promotes the strengths and abilities of youth in Uganda by providing life skills that empower them to face lifes challenges with confidence, competence and dignity.
Running Strong for American Indian Youth
Running Strong’s mission is to help American Indian people meet their immediate survival needs, food, water and shelter, while implementing and supporting programs designed to create opportunities for self-sufficiency and self-esteem.
Salesian Boys & Girls Club, Tampa, FL
The Garry & Mavis Smith Salesian Boys & Girls Club serves young people ages 5-18. It is open on school days from 2:30pm to 6:00pm and most school holidays from 7:30am until 5:30pm.
Sea Research Foundation
Sea Research Foundation is a leader in marine research, deep-sea exploration and hands-on education. They seek to protect our ocean planet by increasing awareness of our ocean environment and the creatures who live there, involving and educating budding scientists and future voters, and conducting and supporting aquatic and deep-sea research.
School of the Incarnation
The School of the Incarnation embraces an inter-parish community of children with differing gifts. Through collaboration amongst the faculty, parents, and other professionals, the School seeks to challenge and support a diversity of learning styles and needs and to nurture a spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and emotional wholeness in its students.
South River High School Power Hawks Robotics Team
This high school robotics team supports over a dozen middle school robotics teams, helps out in the community and is constantly involved around the school. The team is comprised of students who are interested in business leadership, public speaking and building robots.
SPCA of Anne Arundel County
The SPCA of Anne Arundel County is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in Anne Arundel County, MD. Theyprovide shelter and humane care for homeless animals in need and work as advocates for animal welfare in the community.
Special Olympics of Maryland
Special Olympics of Maryland provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for persons eight years of age and older with intellectual disabilities, 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 athletes, and the community.
St. Baldrick’s is leading the fight against childhood cancer by working closely with leading pediatric oncologists to determine the most promising research to fund and create funding priorities to make the greatest impact for children with cancer.
St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
The primary goals of the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. No child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. With research and patient care under one roof, St. Jude is where some of today’s most gifted researchers are able to do science more quickly.
St. Vincent de Paul Society, Baltimore, MD
St. Vincent de Paul Society is the leading provider of community services to people suffering from hunger, homelessness, and poverty in Baltimore, Maryland. Individuals and families are provided basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter. In addition, St. Vincent De Paul helps provide better and brighter futures through transitional and permanent supportive housing, educational services to youth, occupational skills, and job placement.
Super Leaders, Inc.
Super Leaders, Inc. was established by Brig Owens, former Washington Redskins defensive back. Super Leaders, Inc. combines in-school mentoring, leadership retreats, and community service to help low-income students resist negative peer pressure, succeed academically in middle and senior high school, and enter undergraduate education or employment upon high school graduation.
Susan G. Komen
The mission of Susan G. Komen is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. They are the only organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against this disease.
The Tewaaraton Award is annually presented to the NCAA men’s and women’s lacrosse player of the year. The Award is managed by the Tewaaraton Foundation. They provide scholarships to Native American high school seniors in the Iroquois Nation.
U.S. Dream Academy
The U.S. Dream Academy is helping our nation’s youth reach for their dreams. Through academic, social, and values enrichment, they empower those most at-risk of incarceration to believe in themselves and to succeed. Their goal is to transform youth into dreamers who envision and realize their potential.
Villanova University Athletics
Villanova University is proud of its long and distinctive athletics history. Their key to success is based on the fact that their commitment to student-athletes is central, uncompromising and achieved within the highest academic and ethical standards. In the Augustinian tradition, they strive to create a supportive community, which fosters the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and physical attributes of their players and coaching staff.
Walk the Walk Foundation
This community development program focuses on outreach through the leadership of schools, churches, and other civic institutions in areas of D.C., Maryland and Virginia, and West Virginia. The purpose is to help transform communities through grassroots and self-help initiatives. They accomplish this by using charitable resources and people with a giving spirit that want to help others with the basic needs in life.
Warrior Events enriches the lives of those wounded while serving our country as well as the lives of their family members. With the help and support of our community, Warrior Events hosts monthly events for these warriors and their families to show our appreciation for their immense sacrifices.
We Believe Foundation
The We Believe Foundation, Inc.’s mission is to be a resource that both raises awareness about adolescent and young adult cancers and provides financial assistance to this group battling cancer through to survivorship.