Put your money where your heart is this holiday season.
This is just a partial list of some of the 1000s of non-profits and organizations working on behalf of the populations made most vulnerable by this election. Their work is more necessary than ever, and they need our money — and our time! We hope this list motivates you to open your heart and your wallet this holiday season and beyond. Consider a volunteer-related New Year’s Resolution!
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) works to defend individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution. Donate here.
The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Donate here or take action here.
Grantmakers for Southern Progress is a philanthropic solutions hub that builds, aligns, and leverages resources and learning for strategic structural change efforts in the South. Donate here.
Jewish Voices for Peace is a grassroots organization dedicated to the rights of Jews, Palestinians, and all peoples in the Middle East. Donate here and check out their Network Against Islamophobia which takes action against anti-Islamic and anti-Arab racism
Southern Coalition for Social Justice Many focus areas including voter rights, criminal justice, youth justice, environmental justice, and human rights. Donate here.
Access Women’s Health Justice removes barriers to sexual and reproductive health care and builds the power of Californians to demand health, justice and dignity. Donate here.
Trust Women opens clinics in underserved areas so all women have access to abortion care. They have reopened George Tiller’s clinic in Wichita, KS and Oklahoma City. Donate here.
Center for Reproductive Rights is the world’s foremost legal advocate for securing women’s access to quality reproductive health care. Donate here.
The Reproductive Health Access Project is a non-profit that trains clinicians to make quality reproductive healthcare more accessible. Click here to donate.
Border Angels is an all-volunteer non-profit that advocates for immigration reform and social justice focusing on the U.S.-Mexico border, with programs primarily targeting San Diego County’s immigrant population. Donate here.
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) is an advocacy and organizing group focusing on achieving human, civil, and labor rights for immigrants. Donate here.
The National Immigration Law Center is dedicated to fighting for the rights of low-income immigrants through litigation, policy analysis and advocacy, and various other methods. Donate or learn how you can attend a local training here.
The National Immigration Forum is another leading immigrant advocacy group that offers various programs to integrate immigrants into the workforce and obtain citizenship. Donate here.
The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights works to protect the best interests of children who come to the U.S. on their own. Donate here or learn about how you can volunteer as a Child Advocate in Chicago, New York, Houston, and Washington D.C. here.
Climate Control & Environment
350.org is an International effort to raise awareness of the need to decrease carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million. Donate here.
EarthJustice is the largest nonprofit environmental law organization in the country, working to protect wildlife, for healthy communities, and for cleaner energy options. The organization represents its clients free of charge. Donate here, and sign up for action alerts here.
The Sierra Club is the largest grassroots environmental organization in the county, and works to protect millions of acres of wilderness and pass legislation like the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. Click here for ways to give.
The National Resources Defense Council is a non profit that uses law, science, and the support of its 500000+ members to protect the planet’s wildlife and wild places. Give here.
The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization. Donate here.
The Mazzoni Center offers healthcare services to LGBTQ population in Philadelphia, including trans clinical care services, walk-in HIV and STI testing, primary care, and addiction and recovery services. Donate here and find information about volunteer opportunities here.
The Trevor Project is a national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for gay and questioning youth. Donate here.
Black Lives Matter is a Black-led, Black-organized international movement dedicated to freedom and justice for all Black lives. Donate here.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) works to promote the civil rights of people of color and to eliminate race-based discrimination. Donate here, and find your local chapter for more ways to get involved here.
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund fights for racial justice through litigation, advocacy and education. Donate and learn about ways to get involved here.
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is a national network of groups and individuals organizing White people for racial justice. Donate or get involved here.
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) advocates for victims and attempts to change policy surrounding domestic violence. Click here to donate.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault lists a number of ongoing volunteer opportunities in childcare, community training, rape crisis counseling, and legal advocacy here.
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the country’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, which operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800–656-HOPE) and programs to help victims of sexual violence. Click here for information about how to volunteer for the hotline or in your community, and click here to donate.
amfAR plays a vital role in AIDS research, identifying critical gaps in our knowledge of HIV and AIDS, and supporting groundbreaking studies that often lack the preliminary data required by more traditional funders.
The Shanti Project is an organization that serves people living with HIV and women with cancer. Donate here.
San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) works to end the HIV epidemic in the city where it began, and eventually everywhere. Donate or get involved here.
National Organization for Women (NOW) is an activist organization, foundation and PAC that advocates for equal rights for women. Donate here, and look for volunteer programs, like clinic escorting, on your local chapter’s page.
Running Start is another organization dedicated to educating young women and girls about the importance of politics, through the Young Women’s Political Leadership Program and various other fellowships and internships. Donate here.
Circle of Health International works with women in times of crisis and disaster to ensure access to quality reproductive, maternal and newborn care. Donate here.
The Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF) is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Donate here.
The Southern Poverty Law Center fights hate groups and bigotry using education, litigation, and advocacy. Donate here.
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project provides legal services specifically to low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. Click here to donate, and click here for to volunteer.
The National Disability Rights Network advocates for the enactment and vigorous enforcement of laws protecting civil and human rights of people with disabilities. Donate here.
The following are food banks in states with high rates of food instability:
- Mississippi http://www.msfoodnet.org/
- Arkansas http://arkansasfoodbank.org/
- Louisiana http://www.lafba.org/
- Alabama http://www.alfoodbanks.org/
- Kentucky http://kafb.org/
- Ohio http://ohiofoodbanks.org/
- Oregon https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/
- North Carolina http://www.foodbankcenc.org/ andhttp://ncfoodbanks.org/
- Maine http://www.gsfb.org/
- Oklahoma https://www.regionalfoodbank.org/
- Texas North:http://www.ntfb.org/ South:http://southtexasfoodbank.org/ Southeast:http://setxfoodbank.org/ Central:https://www.centraltexasfoodbank.org/ West:https://www.wtxfoodbank.org/ and East:http://www.easttexasfoodbank.org/
- Tennessee https://secondharvestmidtn.org/ and http://www.midsouthfoodbank.org/ and https://secondharvestetn.org/
This list was compiled by Solidarity Sundays, an online and IRL activist group dedicated to empowering women to take progressive, feminist, anti-racist action. Find us on Facebook! #SolidaritySundays