Social Venture Nonprofits


Touchstones: A Social Venture Nonprofit

The Touchstones Discussion Project is a registered 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization with Federal Tax ID 522009938. Touchstones operates as a social-venture non-profit. Touchstones develops and sells proprietary goods and services and applies the earned income to make educational programming and materials available for to those who live within under-served communities–in the United States and abroad. Touchstones also relies on public support to provide and expand community programs serving those in greatest need. Through charitable contributions from the public, Touchstones ensures that all people who wish to access Touchstones programs are able to do so regardless of circumstance.

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Members of the Annapolis Seniors program during small group work

Each year, Touchstones provides tens of thousands of dollars in free programming and materials to empower thousands of children and adults through collaborative discussion. You can learn more about Touchstones Community Programs on our website, and you are invited to view a copy of Touchstones’ 2013 Annual Report to see how your investment in Touchstones makes an immediate difference in local, national, and global communities.

In addition, Touchstones works with select partner organizations so that our programs reach even more people in need. Through these partners and their established educational and social justice programming, Touchstones reaches many more thousands of marginalized children and adults–from educational administrators and teachers to community organizers to social service and mental health care providers.

View a list of our partner organizations.

Touchstones programming at the 2011 NAACP Founder’s Day.

Touchstones programming at the 2011 NAACP Founder’s Day.