Sample Mission Statements For
Charities and Non-Profit Groups

Sample Mission Statements

These sample mission statements provide all the inspiration you need to write your own

Below are a selection of sample mission statements from a variety of charities and non-profit organisations.
As you will see they vary from 1 or 2 tight neat sentences to more elaborate missions and visions. The important thing is that your mission statement should be relevant, succinct and work for your group.

Sample mission statements for animal charities

Royal Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals

The RSPCA as a charity will, by all lawful means, prevent cruelty, promote kindness to and alleviate suffering of all animals

Royal Society for The Protection Of Birds

Our work is driven by a passionate belief that we all have a responsibility to protect birds and the environment. Bird populations reflect the health of the planet on which our future depends.

Cat Chat.org

To facilitate the rehoming of unowned cats and kittens nationally through cat rescue groups, and to promote kindness to all animals."

Texas Italian Greyhound Rescue

Educate the public about the desirability of adopting Italian Greyhounds as companions and family pets in the home.
Facilitate placing Italian Greyhounds in loving, responsible, forever homes.
Provide continuing educational support to the Italian Greyhound family after placement to ensure a successful adoption.
Support, welcome, and encourage an active, organized volunteer base of Italian Greyhound lovers who share the passion and vision of finding loving, responsible, forever homes for Italian Greyhounds to live out their natural lives.
Stress the importance of spay and neuter as a means of controlling the number of unwanted animals.
Connect with other groups and people that assist and adopt Italian Greyhounds to promote adoption worldwide.
Enjoy the spiritual connection we all share with Italian Greyhounds and each other in loving and helping one of the most loving and loyal creatures put on this earth
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Main Line Animal Rescue

Main Line Animal Rescue specializes in the rescue and placement of abused, unwanted and abandoned companion animals. We never discriminate on the basis of health, age or breed. By involving and educating the community, Main Line Animal Rescue works to raise the public's awareness of the plight of homeless animals as well as realizing the benefits of adopting an animal in need. Our animals are examined, vaccinated, spayed or neutered and receive any and all medical treatment before they are placed in carefully screened homes.

Sample mission statements for youth groups

Scout Association

The aim of the Association is to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.

The Method of achieving the Aim of the Association is by providing an enjoyable and attractive scheme of progressive training, based on the Scout Promise and Law, and guided by adult leadership.

The Saints Youth Centre

The Saints Youth Centre provides an environment where young people can learn and practice leadership skills and focus on ethical decision making. The Saints Youth Centre is able to reach at-risk young people and offer much needed care and support. For these aspirations to become reality however, it is essential that the youth centre is seen to be firmly rooted within the life of the wider parish community, and that wherever possible, young people are provided with the opportunity to participate in the life of that parish community.Through the programmes, activities and ethos of the centre, the leaders guide and support young people and act as mentors and role models in their personal, social and spiritual development. The programmes that the centre provides will create opportunity for the young people to develop into mature and responsible adults who will play an important role within their communities and wider society.


Holy Family Youth Centre

As parish youth workers based in Holy Family Youth Centre, we will work to create appropriate settings that facilitate the growth and development of the young people of Holy Family Parish and surrounding areas. We will work in partnership with young people as they seek to meet their political, social, personal, cultural, spiritual and physical needs. In working to achieve these aims we will strive to create a climate of mutual respect understanding, equity, diversity and interdependence.

Sample mission statements for sports organisations

Brewster Little League

Brewster Little League Baseball, Incorporated is a non-profit organization whose mission is “to promote, develop, supervise, and voluntarily assist in all lawful ways, the interest of those who will participate in Little League Baseball.”

Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, the Little League program assists youth in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being. By espousing the virtues of character, courage and loyalty, the Little League Baseball program is designed to develop superior citizens rather than superior athletes.

Oakville Little League

The mission of Oakville Little League is to provide the youth of Oakville with opportunities to develop citizenship, discipline, teamwork, and physical well-being through baseball.Our goal is the all-round development of young people not just baseball players. Baseball just happens to be the vehicle used to develop life skills that extend beyond the game.

The Delphi Youth Baseball League

The Delphi Youth Baseball League will strive to instill in the children of this community the ideas of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty and a sense of teamwork so that they may become strong, healthy, well adjusted members of the community.

New England Rugby Football Union

The Mission of the New England Rugby Football Union is to manage, serve, and promote The Game of Rugby in the New England area, at all levels of play; to assist member teams and participants in their various forms of involvement with The Game; to adhere to all The Laws of The Game; and to encourage and facilitate the involvement of as many people as possible in Rugby activities.

Sample mission statements for world development organisations

Sample Mission Statements

The Gazelle Trust

The Gazelle Trust provides essential financial and material assistance, in terms of education, shelter and healthcare, to orphans and vulnerable children in developing countries.

Toybox

Toybox is a Christian charity committed to helping street living and street working children and those at risk of becoming so, principally in Latin America.Our vision is of a world where there are no street children, where families are restored, those who are disadvantaged have choices and hope and all children have a voice.Our mission is to bring lasting and positive change to the lives of street children, street working children and those at risk of becoming so, through front line work, prevention and advocacy, being a facilitator and enabler, galvanising people and resources in the UK, Latin America and worldwide.

ASAP

Vision: A world without poverty
Mission: To cultivate self-reliance in Africa
Motto: Development that Works!

Muslim Charity

Muslim Charity is a leading international relief and development charity which works to alleviate human suffering around the world. Established in 1999 we are an independent NGO and provide aid and assistance to the most needy throughout the world.

Motivated by our faith in Islam, Muslim Charity serves alongside the poor and impoverished as a demonstration of Allah Almighty’s unconditional love for all people. Muslim Charity serves all people regardless of race, religion or gender.

Sample church mission statements

Hathersage Methodist Church

As a church family and as followers of Jesus, we are called to love and to worship God and to further our care for and service to the communities of Hathersage and Grindleford and the wider world.We seek to fulfil this calling to continue the ministry of Jesus :

  • by developing our services in order to enable people of all ages to offer of themselves in worship.
  • by providing an accessible and welcoming environment in which worship may be offered and fellowship deepened.
  • by arranging activities in which people are encouraged to develop their knowledge and experience of the world in which they live and the Christian Faith, reflecting on the interrelationship of the two.
  • by identifying and responding to opportunities to show commitment to our villages and their needs.
  • by raising awareness within the congregation both of world issues and concerns of peace and justice.

North Point Community Church

The mission of North Point Community Church is "Our mission is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We accomplish our mission by creating environments where people are encouraged and equipped to pursue intimacy with God, community with insiders, and influence with outsiders."To this end, North Point strives to accomplish its mission by creating irresistible environments led by skilled staff and volunteers.

Ludlow Methodist Church

  1. To proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through our witness, our worship and by our practical expression of His love within the community we serve - and the world.We will seek to fulfil this mission by :
  2. Offering a welcome to any who wish to join us in worship or other activities.
  3. Supporting members of the Church family and creating opportunities to study and pray together.
  4. Helping people to learn about and develop their own faith and encouraging them to enter Church membership.
  5. Ensuring that all aspects of Church life reflects its open policy and make provision for all ages.
  6. Working with our Christian neighbours in other local Churches, the wider Church family in the Shrewsbury and Marches Circuit and throughout the world.

Sample mission statements for school PTA's and PTO's

Brooklands Primary School

Our mission statement: To raise funds to further the education of the children at Brooklands Primary School through fun and profitable activities, in a safe and friendly environment

Dove Elementary School PTA

  • The mission of the Dove elementary school PTA is three-fold:
  • To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community, and before government agencies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children;
  • To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children;
  • To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of the nation.

Sage Canyon PTA

The mission of the Sage Canyon PTA is to promote the social, emotional and educational development of our students and to encourage parent volunteerism and community involvement in our school.

Highlan lakes PTA

  • To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship.
  • To raise the standards of home life.
  • To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
  • To bring in closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
  • To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantage in physical, mental, social and spiritual education.

Fearn Elementary School

Fearn Elementary School PTA is dedicated to enriching and supporting the lives of children, parents and educators. We do this by providing resources, communication and encouraging involvement in the school and community.

Woodworth PTO

The Woodworth PTO is a nonprofit parent teacher organization whose membership includes all parents, legal guardians and staff at Woodworth Elementary School.The PTO's mission is to establish a close relationship between home and school by advancing the opportunity for all parents to become involved in the Woodworth Elementary community.The PTO sponsors assistance to teachers and other staff members, raises funds for supplemental educational materials and experiences, supports school and family social interaction, and provides a non-biased forum for
sharing information on issues that impact our children.It is our belief that the team effort of a parent teacher organization offers the best possible learning environment for our children.

Sample mission statements for health and disability support groups

International Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.The ICRC also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.Established in 1863, the ICRC is at the origin of the Geneva Conventions and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. It directs and coordinates the international activities conducted by the Movement in armed conflicts and other situations of violence.

Illinois Center for Autism

The primary goal of the Center is to prevent the unnecessary institutionalization of people with autism and to help people with autism achieve their highest level of independence within their home, school and community.

Lilac Cancer Support

Aims - To empower its users with a better knowledge and understanding of their illness so they can make more informed choices about their treatment and future.To assist its users through education, recreation and information, to make healthier choices and to encourage them to take responsibility for their own recovery and future well-being.To help its users to come to terms with their diagnosis in a positive way and assist them to move on.To promote patient participation within our Health Service.
Objectives:

  • No one should suffer in silence or feel isolated
  • Building self-confidence
  • Regain a sense of belonging
  • Learning to laugh again

We Know:

  • the impact cancer has on families
  • the fears of dying, suffering and pain
  • the life-changing experience that cancer brings to mind, body and spirit
  • what it’s really like to live with cancer

Great Ormond Street Hospital (Fundraising)

We raise money to enable Great Ormond Street Hospital to provide world-class care for its young patients and their families and to pioneer new treatments and cures for childhood illness by:

  • Contributing to the rebuilding and refurbishment of the hospital.
  • Funding the most up-to-date equipment
  • Supporting research into, and development of, breakthrough treatments
  • Providing accommodation and other support services for children and their families

Whizz-Kidz

Whizz-Kidz aims to improve the quality of life of disabled children in the UK through the provision of customised mobility equipment such as wheelchairs and tricycles. It is dedicated to providing help and advice to the children and their families and raising awareness of mobility-related issues through national campaigning.

Merlin Medical Relief

Merlin specialises in health, saving lives in times of crisis and helping to rebuild shattered health services.How we work
Merlin works within existing health systems to realise everyone’s right to accessible, appropriate, affordable health care.What we stand for
We are committed to helping build lasting health services which are used and championed by everyone.We are specialists in both rapid medical response and health service rebuilding, effectively taking countries from emergency to recovery.We are undaunted by the challenges of providing health care to vulnerable people living in the most difficult, forgotten corners of the world.We are determined to campaign to make health a global priority; giving people caught up in conflict, disaster and health system collapse the chance to lead healthy lives.We care. For people at risk, for the lives we hope always to save, for the safety of our staff. We care about being accountable to our patients, partners, supporters and donors. And we care about keeping our promise: to stay on, beyond the crisis, for as long as we are needed.

Angelwish

Angelwish.org was created in 1999 with the mission to provide the public with an easy way to grant wishes to the millions of children that are living with HIV/AIDS around the world.
Infected or affected by the disease, their opportunities for a "normal" childhood are virtually impossible. By harnessing the power of the Internet, Angelwish helps donors add a ray of hope to their lives.
In 2010, after 10 years of focusing on HIV/AIDS, Angelwish expanded its mission to include children living with chronic illnesses such as Asthma, Diabetes and Kidney Disease.
Angelwish achieves its mission by ensuring that 100% of individual donations are used for program services and that those funds are extended, where possible, to incorporate an educational component giving young people a hands on lesson in philanthropy.

Misc' sample mission statements

2 more sample mission statements that we quite liked:

World Land Trust

The mission of the World Land Trust is:

  • To protect and sustainably manage natural ecosystems of the world. To conserve their biodiversity, with emphasis on threatened habitats and endangered species;
  • To develop partnerships with local individuals, communities and organisations to engage support and commitment among the people who live in project areas;
  • To raise awareness, in the UK and elsewhere, of the need for conservation, to improve understanding and generate support through education, information and fundraising.

Media Trust

Working with media organisations and charities to enhance their communications and enable communities to find their voice and make it heard.


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