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Supporting causes that are important to us is a way to live in accordance with our personal values and contribute to our local and global communities. While we often have the best intentions, it can be difficult to do this because many creators, news outlets and research studies can be biased, and it can be unclear how organizations use your money or support to create real change. 

Below is a list of issues and causes that are at the forefront of many discussions on the world stage today, accompanied by reputable agencies and organizations associated with them. Our hope is that these resources create a starting point to learn and find ways to support that are meaningful and realistic for you. This list is a work in progress, so please feel free to share any information or resources that you feel might be helpful.

Racial Justice and Anti-Racism

  • NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)

  • Black Lives Matter Global Network

  • ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)

  • Race Forward

  • Color of Change

  • Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

  • Equal Justice Initiative

Gender Equality and Women's Rights

  • UN Women

  • Planned Parenthood

  • Women's March Global

  • National Organization for Women (NOW)

  • Global Fund for Women

  • Women's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch

LGBTQ+ Rights

  • The Trevor Project

  • Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

  • GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)

  • Lambda Legal

  • PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

  • Transgender Law Center

Immigrant Rights

  • Amnesty International

  • United We Dream

  • ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project

  • American Immigration Council

  • National Immigration Law Center

  • Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES)

Environmental Justice

  • Sierra Club


  • Earthjustice

  • Greenpeace

  • Environmental Defense Fund

  • Rainforest Action Network

Disability Rights

  • National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)

  • Disability Rights International

  • The Arc

  • Special Olympics

  • Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Social and Economic Inequality

  • Oxfam

  • Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)

  • Economic Policy Institute (EPI)

  • Bread for the World

  • ActionAid

  • Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)

Criminal Justice Reform

  • The Sentencing Project

  • Innocence Project

  • Prison Policy Initiative

  • Campaign Zero

  • ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project

  • Vera Institute of Justice

Access to Education


  • Teach For All

  • Education International

  • DonorsChoose

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America

  • Malala Fund

Healthcare Access and Equity

  • Doctors Without Borders (MSF)

  • Partners In Health

  • National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics

  • HealthRight International

  • Physicians for Human Rights

  • Direct Relief

Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

  • Peace Direct

  • International Crisis Group

  • United Nations Peacekeeping Operations

  • Alliance for Peacebuilding

  • Search for Common Ground

  • Institute for Economics and Peace

Palestinian Rights

  • Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR)

  • Al-Haq

  • Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association

  • Defense for Children International - Palestine

  • B'Tselem

  • Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA)

Congo Conflict and Genocide Prevention

  • Enough Project

  • Human Rights Watch - Congo

  • Doctors Without Borders (MSF) - Congo

  • Congo Global Action

  • Congo Basin Institute

  • Eastern Congo Initiative

Indigenous Rights in Canada

  • Assembly of First Nations (AFN)

  • Indigenous Rights and Social Justice Association (IRSA)

  • Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC)

  • Canadian Roots Exchange

  • First Nations Child & Family Caring Society

  • Indigenous Environmental Network

Reproductive Health and Abortion Rights

  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America

  • National Abortion Federation

  • Center for Reproductive Rights

  • Guttmacher Institute

  • NARAL Pro-Choice America

  • Women on Web (provides abortion pills in countries where access to safe abortion is restricted)

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