Cambodian Education and Community Support Projects
Dr. Heimberg has co-founded numerous grass-roots organizations to provide education, outreach, and community support to Cambodian children living in poverty. One program has 6 schools in Phnom Penh’s worst slums; another supported the community surrounding the Phnom Penh garbage dumps. These and his other programs are designed to elevate the opportunities for these children’s futures through education, character building, providing tools to avoid exploitation (and time to have fun in a safe caring environment) while providing health care and assistance with food and clean water.
Ralph's Riders Foundation
Ralph's Riders is the premier southern California support group for the spinal cord disabled. Dr. Heimberg was a co-founder of the first named “wheels” or benefactor, its “Man of the year” and currently sits on its advisory board.
Los Angeles Trial Lawyers' Charities
The primary purpose of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers' Charities (LATLC) is to make a positive difference in the quality of life for people within the greater Los Angeles area, focusing on issues related to education, children, battered women, and homelessness, by providing financial assistance to needy persons and groups in the greater Los Angeles area. The attorneys of SCI Lawyers actively support the LATLC through donations of money and, more importantly, their time.
Triumph Foundation's mission is to help individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries to triumph over their disability and to inspire them to keep moving forward with their lives by pushing themselves to get better every day. Through their work and SCI Lawyers, the attorneys at SCI are heavily involved in the spinal cord injury community. Dr. Heimberg has been named "Triumph Foundation Man of the Year" for his generous support of the foundation and his dedication to the community.
A nonprofit organization that provides peer counseling and resources to people with spinal cord injuries and to their families. Dr. Heimberg was honored with the organization’s Benefactor Award in 2005.
A nonprofit dedicated to developing playgrounds where able-bodied and disabled children can play together. Dr. Heimberg sat for years on the group's board of directors and was chairman of the CHLA Playground Committee, which is raised funds to build two play areas at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. SCI Lawyers was the original sponsor of Shane's Inspiration's Annual 5K/10K Walk-FUN-Roll event.
Little Tokyo Service Center
A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing community development and social services to the Pan Asian community in downtown Los Angeles. Dr. Heimberg is a long-time supporter and board member.
A nonprofit, non-partisan watchdog group that protects consumers from, in its own words, “corrupt corporations and crooked politicians.”