Each year, PFO partners with twelve local nonprofits through our HeARTbeat Program. Our teens learn about the incredible impact these organizations have in our community, and then work to bring their mission and vision to life through the arts.

Check out our 2017-2018 HeARTbeat honorees below!

2017-2018 Non Profit Honorees


Through the PFO Present Program, we model and engage our teens in active philanthropy by giving of our treasure as an organization. Teens research local nonprofits and pitch their mission to other teens who share the same birthday month. From these pitches, the teens select 12 nonprofits to receive a financial gift from PFO.
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2017-2018 Present Program Recipients

Autism Society of North Carolina
Dress for Success Charlotte
Being There
Clayworks
Classroom Central

PFO Non-Profit Honorees

100 Gardens
41 Percent
A Child’s Place
Alexander Youth Network
Allegro
Apparo
Arts for Life
Baby Bundles
Behailu Academy
Brave Step
Bright Blessings
Camp Dogwood
CareRing
Carolina Family Connections
Changed Choices
Charlotte Bilingual Preschool
Charlotte Breast Friends
Children’s Scholarship Fund
Cookies for Kids Cancer
Council for Children’s Rights
Digi-Bridge
Disability Rights and Resources
Discovery Home Care, Inc.
Doing My Part
Down Syndrome Assn of G.Charlotte
Easter Seals
EmpowHERment
First Book-Charlotte
Freedom School Partners
Friendship Gardens
Girls Rock Charlotte
Great Outdoors University
Habitat for Humanity
Hands N Feet Foundation
Hands On Charlotte
Hinds Feet Farm
Hip­Hop University
HOPE
Hope Match
Hope House Foundation
InReach
Institute for Philanthropic Leadership
International House
Johnston YMCA
Latin American Coalition
Leadership Charlotte
Let Me Run
LifeSpan
Lily Pad Haven
Lily Sarah Grace
Make A Wish
McPie
Men’s Shelter of Charlotte
Mental Health America of the Central Carolinas
Mitey Riders
Mothering Across Continents
My 1st Suit
Neet’s Sweets
North Carolina Med Assist
OurBridge
Pat’s Place
Patriot’s Path
Peace Passers
Pearls for Creative Healing
Project Life
Project Scientist
Promising Pages
Queen City Forward
Queen City Mobile Market
RAIN
Redeeming Joy
Rohr Rockstars
Running Works
Safe Alliance
Samaritan House
Samaritan’s Feet
Silent Images
Sow Much Good
Speak Up Magazine
Special Olympics NC
Surfrider Foundation
Swaraj Yoga
Taylor’s Tale
Teal Diva
Teen Health Connection
The Ivey
The Queens Crown
The Relatives
The Respite
The Sandbox
Together We Feed
Trees Charlotte
Trips for Kids
Two Steps Forward
Urban Ministries
Winghaven
With Open Eyes
Women’s Impact Fund