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 2016-2017 HeARTbeat honorees below!

2016-2017 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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2016-2017 Present Program Recipients

Hope Match
Project Scientist
Redeeming Joy
Teal Diva
Together We Feed
Urban Ministries

PFO Non-Profit Honorees

41 Percent
A Child’s Place
Alexander Youth Network
Allegro
Apparo
Arts for Life
Behailu Academy
Bright Blessings
Carolina Family Connections
Changed Choices
Charlotte Bilingual Preschool
Children’s Scholarship Fund
Cookies for Kids Cancer
Council for Children’s Rights
Disability Rights and Resources
Discovery Home Care, Inc.
Doing My Part
Down Syndrome Assn of G.Charlotte
Easter Seals
First Book-Charlotte
Freedom School Partners
Friendship Gardens
Great Outdoors University
Habitat for Humanity
Hands N Feet Foundation
Hands On Charlotte
Hinds Feet Farm
Hip­Hop University
HOPE
Hope House Foundation
InReach
Institute for Philanthropic Leadership
International House
Johnston YMCA
Latin American Coalition
Leadership Charlotte
Let Me Run
LifeSpan
Make A Wish
McPie
Men’s Shelter of Charlotte
Mental Health America
Mitey Riders
Mothering Across Continents
My 1st Suit
Neet’s Sweets
North Carolina Med Assist
Pat’s Place
Peace Passers
Pearls for Creative Healing
Project Life
Promising Pages
Queen City Forward
Queen City Mobile Market
RAIN
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
Teen Health Connection
The Ivey
The Queens Crown
The Relatives
The Respite
The Sandbox
Trees Charlotte
Trips for Kids
Urban Ministries
Winghaven
With Open Eyes
Women’s Impact Fund