SLATE FOUNDATION

Rating: 5 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Animals, Food, Economic Development, Microfinance

Location: 1301 11th St #7 Santa Monica CA 90401 USA

Mission: The Slate Foundation, founded in 2005, believes that conservation starts with children.  We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization committed to supporting educational and informational activities, as well as, scientific research aimed at increasing awareness of endangered animals.  We seek to be recognized as the foremost organization preventing animal cruelty and advancing education and science.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Slate Foundation is a wonderful organization. They Care, they're kind and they are trying to make a difference in Africa. They don't talk the talk they walk the walk, and it's nothing i wouldn't do to help they in their endeavors.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

The Slate Foundation is an effective model because they target the source of the problem, and they understand that you can't separate out the human issues from the natural and animal. Their programs effectively empower and feed disadvantaged African women and children, while simultaneously saving nearby populations of wildlife. Brilliant. If I were to choose one non-profit to donate my time, passion and efforts to, it would be The Slate Foundation.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Truly committed, bright, lovely human beings.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Put food, education safety and health into the hands of tens of thousands of African families who desperately need it, while simultaneously protecting threatened wildlife populations.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I have had the pleasure of knowing the Slates and their foundation for several years. Their passion for saving endangered animals through education is so strong that I volunteer my time to them whenever is necessary. I feel that by working with The Slate Foundation I've been able to help towards their goals that have now become my goals.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the opportunity to make change in the world.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

educated,enthusiastic and know that what they are doing is worth their time and effort.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have been fortunate enough to have known Madison and Bill for years. I can honestly say that I am in awe of their passion and conviction to make a positive impact on the future of women and children in Africa. Both of them work tirelessly and ask for nothing in return for themselves.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing what they have done for the women of Africa.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I've known Madison and Bill (founders of the Slate Foundation) for a while now, and they're both such caring and giving people! Madison volunteers with my professional women's group, and I'm always amazed by how much energy she has for everything. Not only does she help and support animals and children through her own foundation, she also finds the time to contribute to her community. They both really give it their all to the Slate Foundation, working tirelessly to make the world a better place for animals, children, and the environment. Unlike other organizations, they really realize how inter-connected all of these aspects are, and that you have to get to the core of a problem before you can make a long-lasting impact.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

experiencing firsthand how passionate they are about making a real difference, how much they love the animals and how much they give to the children they help.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

amazing, warm, and passionate people

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Bill and Madison Slate have a great passion for not only animals, but communities who must co-exist with them. The Slates understand that to save animals we must have compassion and understanding of the human communities amongst them. The Living School is a wonderful vision and with your help can become a reality.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have supported the foundation since it's inception.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

like to be able to meet more often. However the board members talk or email often.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The vision and passion the Slate foundation has shown for people and animals.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Incredibly dedicated to the Slates and their cause.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

CHANGE THE WORLD!!

Ways to make it better...

the Slate Foundation can meet its goals.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

getting the funds they need to make the difference.

One thing I'd also say is that...

You won't find a more dedicated group of people dedicated to their cause.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-11-01

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have known Bill and Madison Slate for many years and have watched their interest in education, preservation, and animals grow into a passion. This passion has led them to dedicate their lives to the foundation they started, not simply be satisfied with doing something on the side. Their passion has been contagious, and it has been a pleasure to watch their grass roots beginnings develop into a respected organization. To see them line up sponsors based upon their passion and drive should be motivation to anyone who strives to make a difference. This is truly a great organization because of the people behind it, it really is an extension of them and it can be seen in every endeavor they take on.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The foundation that I am associated with has twice donated to the Slate foundation. They have truly respected our wishes not to be inundated with additional donation requests. The second year we increased our donation solely based on this respect.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff and volunteers are phenomenal. These are good people that have been selected through friendships over the years and are loyal to the foundation and their causes.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

SLATE FOUNDATION IS A WONDERFUL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, WHICH IS HELPING PEOPLES, CULTURES, AND ANIMALS AROUND THE WORLD. THEIR PROGRAMS TEACH DISADVANTAGE PEOPLE IN POOR AREAS OF THE WORLD "HOW TO FISH" AND GIVE THEM FISH UNTIL THEY CAN FISH ON THEIR OWN. THE FOUNDATION IS EDUCATING CHILDREN ON THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES TO THEMSELVES, THEIR FAMILIES, THEIR CULTURE AND THE ANIMALS IN THEIR PART OF THE WORLD. SO "THE CHILDREN OF TOMORROW WILL KNOW THE ANIMALS OF TODAY". VISIT THE WEBSITE AND HELP WITH THIS MISSION AND BE A PART OF WHAT IS HAPPENING!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The latest event held by the Slate Foundation had many many volunteers, attendees, auctioned wonderful gifts, while promoting three singing groups, a band, art gallery. The foundation has very giving people working with them and for them. IT WAS A SUCCESS

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their openness, honesty, intrigue, and responsibility to their cause.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

The leaders of the slate foundation have realized that to end poaching means educating people about how to raise chickens and rabbits while gardening to feed their families. Their initiatives in Africa are inspiring.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

It's a grassroots effort.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

The Slate Foundation is a truly inspiring organization run by incredibly dedicated individuals. Time and time again I've seen them make the most of their resources and really walk the walk -- getting out into the field to spread education on conservation. The video I've seen of their field work in Africa gave me goosebumps. Seeing the connection with the children and adults (and animals of course) reminds you that it is possible to make a difference even if it has to happen one person at a time.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Extremely positive, friendly, and driven.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

could and *would* build some amazing new schools to educate kids and Africa and all over the world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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