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The OASIS Institute has been selected for the Social Impact 100 Index!

We want you to be the first to know the OASIS Institute has been named one of America’s 100 top-performing nonprofit organizations on a newly launched giving platform.

The Social Impact 100 (S&I 100) is the first-ever broad index of U.S. nonprofits that have evidence of results and the potential to grow. It is a national online effort launched by the Growth Philanthropy Network (GPN), in partnership with Duke University - Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society (CSPCS) and its Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE).

The Index helps these nonprofits find the capital they need to reach more people, and empowers donors to give with confidence that their contributions will make an impact.
Our selection to the Index is a result of the impact OASIS has had through programs like these:

  • The Intergenerational Tutoring Program, which has impacted more than 350,000 children in 100+ school districts.  Ninety percent of teachers surveyed reported improved academic performance in their students who were tutored by an OASIS volunteer.
  • Connections, an evidence-based program which partners with libraries, workforce agencies and other to help older adults develop computer skills. Since 2005, enrollment has exceeded 66,000.
  • CATCH Healthy Habits, which has engaged 900 adult volunteers and nearly 5800 children to learn together about creating a healthier lifestyle. Through partnerships in 18 cities, OASIS has offered the evidence-based program in 160 locations. CATCH Healthy Habits is recognized as a Program of Distinction by Generations United. 
  • Evidence-based health programs, such as Active Start and Living a Healthy Life (Chronic Disease Self-Management) provide the skills, knowledge and social support that are proven to help people make lasting lifestyle changes.

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Covering 100 high-impact nonprofits and nearly 16,000 local affiliates that are implementing their solutions, the Index features organizations like OASIS that address the country’s most pressing issues in education, health, youth and poverty. Each of the 100 organizations has been rigorously screened for proof of impact and is only included in the Index if it has the ability to serve more people in need.
When donors use the Social Impact 100, they can search for high performing nonprofits in the issue areas and locations they care about and give directly to the organizations in a few quick and easy steps, making it easier for nonprofits like us to raise funds to grow our work.
OASIS is proud to be selected as a featured organization on the S&I 100. See for yourself and then share the good news with others who are looking to give with impact.
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