Organizations to Support

It is abundantly clear that federal funding will be cut to support organizations supporting women’s health, the environment & other progressive causes; it is also likely other federal funding will dry up for civil rights defense, freedom of the press, and similar issues. This is a list of organizations, from mainstream to very grassroots, that could use your support.

We make no endorsements and encourage you to be thoughtful about how you donate your money. Keep in mind that local grassroots organizations may struggle, could lose funding, and might have less access to wealthy donors who can help fill the gap.

While one time donations are great, ongoing donations are even better! Becoming a sustaining (monthly) donor means an organization can rely on your donation, which translates into better long-term planning and sustainability.

Wanna learn how to fundraise? Here’s one place to start: Fundraising Guide by the Foundation Center.

Finding organizations

Guides
Charity watchdogs

Progressive organizations

Arts
  • Americans for the Arts: advocacy for the arts. (United States)
  • ConnectionsForArt: provides an artist registry & connects people in the visual arts professions. (New Jersey)
  • Public Art Fund: displays contemporary art in public spaces through free-of-charge exhibitions. (New York City)
  • Sins Invalid: performance project that incubates & celebrates artists who are disabled, people of color, and/or part of the LGBT+ community. (San Francisco Bay Area)
  • United Arts Funds (UAFs): raise money to provide grant to local arts institutions in the community. (United States)
Children
  • CASA for Children: recruits, trains & supports volunteers to advocate for abused & neglected children. (United States)
  • Coalition for Responsible Home Education (CRHE): educates the homeschooling community about their legal rights & responsibilities, and advocates for protecting homeschooled students from child abuse & educational neglect. (United States)
  • Homeschool Alumni Reaching Out (HARO): raises awareness about mental illness, child abuse & neglect in the homeschool community; builds peer-support networks between current homeschool students & homeschool graduates; and provides resources to support homeschool graduates. (United States)
Civil rights
Criminal justice
  • BreakOut: fights criminalization of LGBT+ youth. (New Orleans)
  • Center for Policing Equity: supports data-driven & evidence-based policy change in law enforcement. (United States)
  • Impact Justice: investigates ways to reduce incarceration & advocates for restorative justice. (United States)
  • Justice Now: works with those in women’s prisons & aims to build a safe & compassionate world without prisons. (California)
  • LGBT Books to Prisoners: sends books & other educational materials, free of charge, to LGBT+ prisoners. (United States)
  • Measures for Justice: supports data-driven assessment & analysis of the criminal justice system. (United States)
  • Survived and Punished: fights criminalization of domestic & sexual violence survivors. (United States)
  • Transgender, Gender Variant & Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP): supports currently & formerly incarcerated transgender, gender variant & intersex people. (United States)
Crisis intervention
Disabilities
Domestic violence
Education
Emergency aid
Environment
  • 350: grassroots movement to build a more sustainable world, protect the environment & fight climate change. (International)
  • Greenpeace: advocates for the environment. (International)
  • Rising Tide North America: grassroots network for “confronting the root causes of climate change”. (North America)
  • Sierra Club: advocates for the environment. (United States)
Family planning
Fighting hate & bigotry
  • ExitUSA: help for those who were previously involved with & would like to leave the “white power movement”. (United States)
  • Hope Not Hate (HnH): provides research, education & resources to advocate for minority & immigrant communities, promote diversity & inclusivity, and fight hate. (United Kingdom)
  • Life After Hate: support for former members of extremist, far-right, racist and/or violent hate groups. (United States)
  • Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC): fights hate & bigotry; seeks justice for vulnerable members of society through litigation, education & advocacy. (United States)
Food
  • Feeding America: network of food banks & food pantries; provider of hunger relief. (United States)
  • Food Connect: food rescue & local distribution network; directs surplus food to local shelters. (Philadelphia)
  • The Gleaning Network of Texas: gathers surplus food produce & distributes these to those in need. (Texas)
  • Love Thy Neighbor: feeds the hungry; provides culinary skills career training to homeless people. (Fort Lauderdale)
  • Society of St. Andrew (SoSA): gathers left-behind & unmarketable produce at farms & distributes these to those in need; serves food pantries & soup kitchens. (United States)
Housing
Healthcare
  • Families USA: aims to “achieve high-quality, comprehensive, and affordable health care for all Americans”. (United States)
  • National Health Service Corps: supports primary care providers & medical centers in underserved communities. (United States)
  • NJ for Healthcare: advocates for comprehensive & affordable health care for New Jerseyans. (New Jersey)
Immigration
LGBT+ community
  • Black & Pink: pen pal program to connect LGBT+ prisoners & free world allies who support each other. (United States)
  • Everyone is Gay: provides support for LGBT+ youth by providing advice and fostering dialogue. (United States)
  • Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement: advocates for LGBT+ Latin@ communities. (United States)
  • The GALIP Foundation: Christian outreach to the LGBT+ community & directory of LGBT+ affirming churches. (United States)
  • Gender Spectrum: aims to “create gender sensitive & inclusive environments for children & teens”. (United States)
LGBT+ rights
Mental health
Military families
Non-renewable energy
People of color (POC)
  • Black Youth Project: Black youth organization dedicated to mobilizing young Black people to work towards creating justice and freedom for all Black people. (United States)
  • Black-Led Movement Fund: collaborative and pooled donor fund established by the Ford Foundation & anonymous donors to support philanthropic & field-building activities that strengthen the next generation of social justice leaders. (United States)
  • Color of Change: aims for racial justice. (United States)
  • FIERCE: organization for “building the leadership & power of LGBTQ youth of color”. (New York City)
  • Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ): organizes White people to fight racism & stand up for racial justice. (United States)
  • Voices of Colour: youth-led platform for discussing race related issues by & for young people of colour. (United Kingdom)
Public safety
Refugees
Reproductive rights
Social justice
Technology
Women’s health
Women
  • Global Fund for Women: advocates for human rights of women & girls around the world. (International)
  • Unchained At Last: aids women escaping & advocates against child, arranged & forced marriages. (United States)
  • Women With A Vision: aims to improve the lives of marginalized women, families & communities. (New Orleans)

 

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