Humanitarian Causes

BLM:

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ACLU

"Black people are being murdered and brutalized by police with near impunity. Act with us to end police brutality, demand racial justice, and defend our right to protest. Your donation will fuel our legal battles and urgent advocacy efforts."

American Civil Liberties Union. (n.d.). Retrieved July 20, 2020, from https://www.aclu.org/

Advancement Project 

"Advancement Project is a next generation, multi-racial civil rights organization. Rooted in the great human rights struggles for equality and justice, we exist to fulfill America’s promise of a caring, inclusive and just democracy. We use innovative tools and strategies to strengthen social movements and achieve high impact policy change."

“Mission and Vision.” Advancement Project,advancementproject.org/about-advancement-project/.

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Black Disability Coalition- Currently Not Available 

“About Us.” About Us | National Black Disability Coalition, www.blackdisability.org/content/about-us.

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Black Table Arts- Currently Not Available

BlackTableArts-Home. (n.d.). Retrieved July 24, 2020, from https://www.blacktablearts.com/

Campaign Zero

"Campaign Zero is a project of the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, WeTheProtesters. Funds donated to Campaign Zero support the analysis of policing practices across the country, research to identify effective solutions to end police violence, technical assistance to organizers leading police accountability campaigns and the development of model legislation and advocacy to end police violence nationwide."

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NAACP Legal Defense Fund

"Support the NAACP Legal Defense Fund—the leading nonprofit legal organization fighting to protect voting rights and equality for all."

Donate to NAACP LDF. (n.d.). Retrieved July 24, 2020, from https://naacplegaldefensefund.org/campaigns/donate-naacp-ldf/

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North Star Fund- 

"We are a social justice fund that supports grassroots organizing led by communities of color building power in New York City and the Hudson Valley. We organize people across race and class to give in support of these movements."

“How North Star Fund Works.” North Star Fund, 21 May 2020, northstarfund.org/about/.

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Black Lives Matter

"The Black Lives Matter Global Network is as powerful as it is because of our membership, our partners, our supporters, our staff, and you. Our continued commitment to liberation for all Black people means we are continuing the work of our ancestors and fighting for our collective freedom because it is our duty."

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The Marshall Project 

"The Marshall Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system. We achieve this through award-winning journalism, partnerships with other new outlets and public forums. In all of our work we strive to educate and enlarge the audience of people who care about the state of criminal justice."

"About Us." The Marshal Project, www.themarshallproject.org/about.

LGBTQ+:

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ACLU

"Black people are being murdered and brutalized by police with near impunity. Act with us to end police brutality, demand racial justice, and defend our right to protest. Your donation will fuel our legal battles and urgent advocacy efforts."

American Civil Liberties Union. (n.d.). Retrieved July 20, 2020, from https://www.aclu.org/

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BAGLY

"The Boston Alliance of LGBTQ+ Youth (BAGLY) was formed in 1980 and is a youth-led, adult-supported organization committed to social justice, and creating, sustaining and advocating for programs, policies and services for the LGBTQ+ youth community.

BAGLY believes in a world that is more equitable and safe for LGBTQ+ youth and prioritizes the needs of LGBTQ+ youth of color, trans and gender non-conforming youth, and homeless LGBTQ+ youth."

Bagly, Inc., www.bagly.org/..

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GLAD

"Each time GLAD argues a case or tackles an issue, we tear down more outdated laws and stereotypes that have denied LGBTQ people and people living with HIV basic protections and opportunities in every area of daily life."

What We Do.” GLAD, 1 July 2020, www.glad.org/our-impact/.

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GLSEN

"GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. Together we can transform our nation's schools into the safe and affirming environment all youth deserve."

"Homepage." GLSEN, www.glsen.org/.

Lambda Legal 

"Lambda Legal, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work."

Lamba Legal, www.lambdalegal.org/.

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LGBTQ Freedom fund

"We work to build a critical mass against the mass detention of LGBTQ individuals — a tangle of discrimination and poverty disproportionately puts them behind bars."

LGBTQ Freedom Fund, www.lgbtqfund.org/.

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Human Rights Campaign Foundation 

"The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters, joined together in common purpose. Our strength is a direct reflection of the willingness of these Americans to become personally involved in the fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality."

Human Rights Campaign. “HRC.” Human Rights Campaign, www.hrc.org/get-involved/ecard.aspx.

National Center for Lesbian Rights 

"With a commitment to racial and economic justice and our community’s most vulnerable, NCLR is a leader at the forefront of advancing civil and human rights for LGBTQ individuals and their families through impact litigation, public policy, and public education."

National Center For Lesbian Rights, 19 July 2020, www.nclrights.org/.

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National Center for Transgender Eqaulity 

"The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice."

"“About Us.” National Center for Transgender Equality, 18 Oct. 2018, transequality.org/about.

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PFLAG

"Our mission is to build on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ people and allies who support one another, and to educate ourselves and our communities to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value and affirm LGBTQ people."

"Our Vision and Mission.” PFLAG, pflag.org/mission.

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Pride Foundation

"Pride Foundation is building a better, safer, and more equitable world for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people and our families in the Northwest.

Our work is motivated by the fundamental belief that every person should be able to live safely, openly, and genuinely in the places we call home."

Pride Foundation, 22 Mar. 2020, pridefoundation.org/.

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SAGE

"We’re a national advocacy and services organization that’s been looking out for LGBT elders since 1978. We build welcoming communities and keep our issues in the national conversation to ensure a fulfilling future for all LGBT people."

"About Us." SAGE, SAGE, 7 Feb. 2020, www.sageusa.org/about-us/.

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Trevor Project 

"Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25."

"About The Trevor Project.” The Trevor Project, 9 Aug. 2018, www.thetrevorproject.org/about/.

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Williams Institute

"The Williams Institute conducts independent research on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy. We ensure that facts—not stereotypes—inform laws, policies, and judicial decisions that affect the LGBT community."

thisisloyal.com, Loyal |. “Who We Are.” Williams Institute, 9 Mar. 2020, williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/about/who-we-are/.

Sexual Assault:

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EROC

"End Rape on Campus (EROC) works to end campus sexual violence through direct support for survivors and their communities; prevention through education; and policy reform at the campus, local, state, and federal levels."

"Mission and Vision.” END RAPE ON CAMPUS, endrapeoncampus.org/our-team-1.

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Futures without violence 

"For more than 30 years, FUTURES has been providing groundbreaking programs, policies, and campaigns that empower individuals and organizations working to end violence against women and children around the world."

"About FUTURES.” Futures Without Violence, www.futureswithoutviolence.org/about-us/our-mission/.

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National Sexual Violence Resource Center

"The NSVRC’s mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research."

"| National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC).” National Sexual Violence Resource Center, www.nsvrc.org/.

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NO MORE

"NO MORE is dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault by increasing awareness, inspiring action and fueling culture change."

"Our Story- - NOMORE.org: Together We Can End Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.” NOMORE.org | Together We Can End Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault., nomore.org/about/our-story/.

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One Love

"Love is the most important thing in our lives, yet we are taught very little about it. One Love is on a mission to change that. We educate young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships, empowering them to identify and avoid abuse and learn how to love better."

One Love Foundation, 17 June 2020, www.joinonelove.org/.

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RAINN

"RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice"

"We Know This Is a Stressful Time, and We're Here for You.” RAINN, www.rainn.org/.

Human Trafficking:

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Destiny Rescue 

"Destiny Rescue exists to Rescue, Restore, Protect, Empower and be a Voice for the Voiceless. Our vision is to see the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children end in our lifetime."

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Operation Underground Railroad 

"In the past six years of existence, O.U.R. has rescued 3,800 victims and assisted in the arrests of more than 2,099 traffickers around the world. The partners we are empowering have collectively helped rescue the lives of more than 10,000 survivors who were enslaved, exploited or at risk."

Operation Underground Railroad, ourrescue.org/.

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Polaris 

"We respond to sex and labor trafficking as they happen. We learn from that response and share that learning. Finally, we use what we learn to pilot big, new ideas for slowly, carefully, finally dismantling big, old systems that make trafficking possible. We are focused where we think we can make the most change: Systems that trap impoverished migrants in degrading conditions; systems that allow sex traffickers to hide behind screens and systems that, if optimized, would allow the financial services industry to use traffickers’ own money to shut them down."

"Our Work." Polaris, 15 Jan. 2020, polarisproject.org/our-work/.

TheCode

"The Code (short for “The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism”) is a multi-stakeholder initiative with the mission to provide awareness, tools and support to the tourism industry to prevent the sexual exploitation of children."

"About.” The Code, 20 Jan. 2020, www.thecode.org/about/.

Immigrants and Refugees:

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HIAS 

"HIAS rescues people whose lives are in danger for being who they are. We protect the most vulnerable refugees, helping them build new lives and reuniting them with their families in safety and freedom. We advocate for the protection of refugees and assure that displaced people are treated with the dignity they deserve"

“Mission and Values.” HIAS, www.hias.org/who/mission-and-values.

 Love is respect

"loveisrespect’s purpose is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships."

“About Loveisrespect.org.” Loveisrespect.org, 31 Dec. 2018, www.loveisrespect.org/about/.

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National immigration law center 

"At NILC, we believe that all people who live in the U.S. should have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Over the years, we’ve been at the forefront of many of the country’s greatest challenges when it comes to immigration issues, and we play a major leadership role in addressing the real-life impact of policies that affect the ability of low-income immigrants to prosper and thrive."

“What We Do.” National Immigration Law Center, 20 Dec. 2019, www.nilc.org/about-us/what_we_do/.

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RAICES

"WE defend THE RIGHTS OF IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES, empower INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, AND COMMUNITIES, AND advocate FOR LIBERTY AND JUSTICE."

"Home.” RAICES, www.raicestexas.org/.

Child Abuse:

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Childhelp 

"HELP children living in poverty to have the capacity to improve their lives and the opportunity to bring lasting change to their communities. PROMOTE societies that value, protect and advance the well-being and rights of children. ENRICH supporters’ lives through their support of our cause."

"About ChildFund International.” About Us | ChildFund International | Nonprofit Organization, www.childfund.org/about-us/.

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EndCan:

"The National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect

The National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect (EndCAN) raises awareness of the health, mental health and public health impacts of abuse. EndCAN focuses on funding research; investing in innovative child abuse prevention and treatment; and supporting a community for survivors."

"Home.” EndCAN, 9 July 2020, endcan.org/.

Prevent Child Abuse America:

"At Prevent Child Abuse America, we lay the groundwork to deliver the great childhoods that all children deserve. We are a 501(c)(3) dedicated to promoting services that improve child well-being in all 50 states and developing programs that help to prevent all types of abuse and neglect."

"Learn about Prevent Child Abuse America.” Prevent Child Abuse America, preventchildabuse.org/about-us/.

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Protect the children Inc

"Protect The Children Inc helps when the child's environment, caretakers, and protection system fails to protect a child. We offer protection, support, information, guidance and assistance to the children and adults who are trying to keep the child safe."

"Paragon9. “Helping Victims of Child Abuse Is Our Lifetime Commitment.” Protect The Children Inc, www.protectthechildreninc.org/about-us/.

Homelessness/Poverty/Hunger Relief:

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Action against hunger 

"Last year, we reached more than 20 million people in 45+ countries through our lifesaving programs to prevent and treat malnutrition, improve access to clean water, and more."

"Donate:Main.” Action Against Hunger, 1 Jan. 2020, www.actionagainsthunger.org/donate/save-lives-end-hunger.

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Aid for Africa 

"Aid for Africa is a charity alliance of U.S.-based nonprofits and their African partners working to help children, families, and communities throughout Sub-Saharan Africa."

"Who We Are.” Aid for Africa, www.aidforafrica.org/about-us/.

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National Alliance to End Homelessness:

"The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States."

"Home."National Alliance to End Homelessness, 17 July 2020, endhomelessness.org/.

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Self Help Africa 

"Self Help Africa is a leading international development charity with an expertise in small-scale farming and growing family-farm businesses. We are motivated by injustice, by our expertise in small-scale agriculture and family-farm business, and the opportunity we have to help small farmers change the lives of their families."

"About us." Self Help Africa, 12 Aug. 2019, selfhelpafrica.org/ie/about-us/.

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World Food Programme (Yemen):

"Your gift could be the difference between a child going to bed hungry or eating a nutritious meal. WFP does whatever it takes to deliver lifesaving food to children and families most in need, wherever they are in the world, by providing meals in schools, distributing staples during emergencies and delivering food vouchers in conflict zones."

"Donate to WFP USA.” World Food Program USA, secure.wfpusa.org/donate/save-lives-giving-food-today-donate-now-7.

Domestic Violence:

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Break the Silence:

"The mission of Break the Silence is to support survivors of sexual violence by striving to end rape culture and hold perpetrators accountable."

"Our Story.” Break the Silence, www.breakthesilence.org/ourstory.

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China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation:

"Disseminate good and reduce poverty, help stakeholders to achieve their aims, and make the good more powerful."

About Us - China Foundation For Poverty Alleviation, en.cfpa.org.cn/index.php?file=page&cid=1

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​Futures Without Violence:

"For more than 30 years, FUTURES has been providing groundbreaking programs, policies, and campaigns that empower individuals and organizations working to end violence against women and children around the world."

"About FUTURES.” Futures Without Violence, www.futureswithoutviolence.org/about-us/our-mission/.

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 Mona (Yemen):

"Yemen Organization for Humanitarian Relief and Development (Mona), is a national independent, non-governmental and non-profitable organization based in Yemen. The organization activities are mainly focused in the field of humanitarian relief and development by motivating and organizing volunteer, charitable and humanitarian work."

"About.” Monarelief, www.monareliefye.org/en-about.

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Unsilenced voices:

"Unsilenced Voices is a Non Profit Organization that helps Victims of Domestic Abuse and Sexual Gender Based Violence Worldwide. We work closely with our partners to assist the many victims of domestic abuse and sexual gender based violence in Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Nepal. We provide monthly sensitization community trainings in Ghana and Sierra Leone and we are collaborating with our Nepal partner who assist girls forced into marriage who flee from their husbands due to physical and sexual violence against them. In the United States, Unsilenced Voices is working to set up a center in Pasadena, CA."

"ABOUT." Unsilenced Voices, 28 Jan. 2020, unsilencedvoices.org/about/.

Women Rising Above Abuse:

"Our Mission at Women Rising Above Abuse (WRAA) is to help women and girls who have suffered unresolved hurt and trauma caused by sexual, emotional, and physical abuse heal both spiritual and naturally. We provide a safe environment and help these women and girls move from a life of hopelessness to a life empowerment through Christ. We want to give them tools necessary to succeed, and to move forward with a renewed spirit."

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"About.” About |, womenrisingaboveabuse.org/about-wraa/.

Women's Rights:

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CAMFED:

"CAMFED is a pan-African movement, revolutionizing how girls’ education is delivered. Through a gold-standard system of accountability to the young people and communities we serve, we have created a model that radically improves girls’ prospects of becoming independent, influential women."

"Campaign for Female Education.” Camfed, camfed.org/?pagename=impact_zambia.

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Center for Reproductive Rights:

"We are legal innovators seeking to fundamentally transform the landscape of reproductive health and rights worldwide, and have already strengthened laws and policies in more than 50 countries. Help us realize every woman's right to reproductive health and autonomy."

"About Us." Center for Reproductive Rights, 9 Oct. 2018, reproductiverights.org/about-us.

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Girls Not Brides USA:

"Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of more than 1300 civil society organisations from over 100 countries committed to ending child marriage and enabling girls to fulfil their potential.

Members are based throughout Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. We share the conviction that every girl has the right to lead the life that she chooses and that, by ending child marriage, we can achieve a safer, healthier and more prosperous future for all."

Girls Not Brides. “About Girls Not Brides.” Girls Not Brides, 20 Sept. 2019, www.girlsnotbrides.org/about-girls-not-brides/.

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Global Fund for Women

"Over the course of 30+ years, Global Fund for Women has supported feminist movements and grassroots organizers to end civil wars, get female Presidents elected, and secure laws giving new protection to millions. Today, building on historic wins and the latest research, we are doubling down on supporting movements. By shifting towards a movement-led approach, Global Fund for Women will harness and fuel rising people-power globally to increase their impact and accelerate change."

Hewlett, -Esther B, "Global Fund For Women &Mission."  Global Fund for Women, 30 June 2020, www.globalfundforwomen.org/about/mission-history/.

Just Like My Child Foundation-the girl power project 

"Our development of the Girl Power Project® was in response to the issues we’ve seen girls face in central Uganda. These issues aren’t unique to Uganda. Global research shows that educated girls are the greatest resource for changing the cycle of poverty. Through a passionate community of supporters and alongside local leaders, the Girl Power Project is planting the seeds for a sustainable movement of change in Luwero, Uganda by equipping girls with the tools to navigate adolescence successfully."

"MEET OUR FOUNDER.” Just Like My Child Foundation, www.justlikemychild.org/meet-our-founder/.

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National Women's Law Center:

"The National Women’s Law Center fights for gender justice — in the courts, in public policy, and in our society — working across the issues that are central to the lives of women and girls. We use the law in all its forms to change culture and drive solutions to the gender inequity that shapes our society and to break down the barriers that harm all of us — especially those who face multiple forms of discrimination, including women of color, LGBTQ people, and low-income women and families. For more than 45 years, we have been on the leading edge of every major legal and policy victory for women."

"National Women's Law Center: Justice for Her. Justice for All.” NWLC, 24 June 2020, nwlc.org/.

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Pro Mujer

"Going beyond small loans, we support our entrepreneurial clients on their own transformative journey by creating opportunities, providing education, training and leadership skills to help underclass women grow their businesses."

Who We Serve. (n.d.). Retrieved July 24, 2020, from https://promujer.org/who-we-serve/

She Should Run:

"We motivate women from all walks of life to explore the possibility of public office by identifying and tackling the barriers to elected leadership. We do this through data-driven content, education, and collective action. Unlike traditional political organizations that focus on campaign training, She Should Run makes public leadership accessible and approachable for women who are looking to make a difference but may have never considered running before."

"What We Do at She Should Run” She Should Run 2020, www.sheshouldrun.org/what-we-do/.

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UN Women:

"Investing in women’s economic empowerment sets a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth. Women make enormous contributions to economies, whether in businesses, on farms, as entrepreneurs or employees, or by doing unpaid care work at home."

"What We Do: Economic Empowerment.” UN Women, www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/economic-empowerment.

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Women's Global Empowerment Fund:

"The mission of Women’s Global Empowerment Fund is to support women through economic, social and political programs; creating opportunities while addressing inequality, strengthening families and communities.Our strategy is to provide women with the framework necessary to create viable opportunities for themselves and their families.  Through grassroots strategies, marginalized women are given the tools necessary to alleviate poverty thus facilitating sustainable development and empowerment. Our goal is to work for social justice, increased human security and women’s empowerment."

“Our Mission.” Women's Global Empowerment Fund, 12 July 2020, wgefund.org/what-we-do/our-mission/.I'm a