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The Yao Ming Foundation!
Their goal is to help the lives of children in America and China. With a strong emphasize on educational areas. It was originally funded in 2008 by Yao Ming. It was first started to help rebuild schools in China after a major earthquake destroyed them. While they are currently not accepting new proposels, they have in the past offered grants to various programs in the U.S., to help with education. Click here to find out more about their grant program.
How you can help? Besides donating directly to the organisation, they also have fund raisers that people can hold to help raise money for the foundation. Click here to find out more.