52 episodes

The Charity Matters Podcast shares the stories of innovators, entrepreneurs and inspiring modern-day heroes who set out to solve the problems of humanity with their incredible journeys of service. Join us each week for a front-row seat to the best of humanity.

Charity Matters Heidi Johnson

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

The Charity Matters Podcast shares the stories of innovators, entrepreneurs and inspiring modern-day heroes who set out to solve the problems of humanity with their incredible journeys of service. Join us each week for a front-row seat to the best of humanity.

    Episode 52: CURE Epilepsy

    Episode 52: CURE Epilepsy

    Today's guest is a perfect example of one woman with a huge goal. Susan Axelrod is the founder of Cure Epilepsy. She will inspire you with the remarkable story of her journey to find a cure for epilepsy to help her daughter. It is a story you don't want to miss and the perfect way to start your year and ours. Susan set out to achieve a goal 25 years ago. Each year Susan and her community paved the way and ultimately raising ninety million dollars towards epilepsy research.

    • 45 min
    Episode 51: Free Wheelchair Mission

    Episode 51: Free Wheelchair Mission

    Did you know that there are 75 million people on this planet in need of a wheelchair? Can you imagine being dialed and not having access to get around? That is only one of the amazing facts I learned from today's guest, Don Schoendorfer. Don is the founder of Free Wheelchair Mission. His story is incredible, as is his work in providing over one million wheelchairs to people in need.

    Join us today to learn how a MIT Bioengineer changed his life and millions of others. You won't want to miss this amazing conversation. Don Schoendorfer is a truly special human who is an inspiration for all with his journey of service.

    • 48 min
    Episode 50: Mindful Littles

    Episode 50: Mindful Littles

    As parents we all want our children to be kind, empathetic and good humans. If you are reading this you are definitely someone with those goals. Recently, when a mutual friend introduced me to today's guest, Tanuka Gordon I was intrigued by the name of her nonprofit, Mindful Littles. The conversation with Tanuka was even more intriguing.

    • 43 min
    Episode 49: Free to Thrive

    Episode 49: Free to Thrive

    Join us today for an inspirational conversation with Jamie Beck, the Founder of the nonprofit Free to Thrive. Jamie shares with us an insight into human tracking and remarkable work she and her team are doing to help so many.

    • 43 min
    Episode 48: The Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation

    Episode 48: The Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation

    Join us today for an inspirational story about the power of one family's love and the incredible legacy Jimmy Miller has left on thousands with the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation. An organization that uses adaptive surfing, to help  children with disabilities, veterans, health care workers and so many more heal through their amazing work and the power of the ocean.

    • 45 min
    Episode 47: Drink Local Drink Tap

    Episode 47: Drink Local Drink Tap

    One of the questions I always love asking our guests is, "Did you grow up helping others?" It is always fascinating to see where and when the seed of compassion took root in all the incredible people who do nonprofit work. Today's guest, Erin Huber has an incredible life experience of serving others that started at age 12, founded her first nonprofit at 16 and continues to this day with her award winning nonprofit, Drink Local Drink Tap.

    Join us for an inspirational conversation about what one person can really do to change the world. Erin Huber has been changing it for decades. Her work ethic, passion for helping others and amazing life journey is an inspiration for us all.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Jltruman ,

Great Podcast!

I randomly came across your podcast and was so excited to see another podcast highlighting charities! I have a charity podcast too. Your Memorial Day episode was wonderful :)

WestLAGirl ,

Inspiration at its finest

If you’re looking for inspiration, look no further than Charity Matters. Heidi Johnson brings her whole heart to these conversations with heroes in our communities, doing the work to solve life’s challenges. What I love about these conversations is the stories about how each person got involved in their cause. It’s always very personal and it’s always a life changing event- either the reason they got involved in the first place or the charity work has changed their life. It’s often both. I like to listen first thing in the morning as it gives me nourishment for my day. Give this podcast a listen and be inspired by the heroes among us, changing our world for the better.

J|B|P H|CANYON PRODUCTIONS ,

The Inspiring, Perfect Podcast

Informative, inspiring, and enlightening are just a few words to describe this perfect podcast.  Host Heidi Johnson approaches each interview with marvelous curiosity.  She also comes with an extensive knowledge base.  The podcast is both informative and encouraging.  It's... ear candy.  Each episode is inspiring.  What set Ms. Johnson off on this journey is also an incredible lesson to us all (ep. 1).  The pay it forward mentality is infectious.  Both entertaining and educational.  Bravo.   

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