The nice folks at Credo put together this list of organizations that you may be interested in checking out, participating in or giving time and resources to. Pass this list along! More people, more power, more change.
There are so many ways we can all make a difference!!
Peace & International Freedom
Provides microloans, business training and other financial services to poor men and women who start their own businesses.
Americans for Peace Now
Campaigns for a nonviolent political settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Takes action to prevent and end abuses of human rights and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated.
Center for Victims of Torture
Works to heal the wounds of torture on individuals, their families and their communities and to stop torture around the world.
Doctors Without Borders
Delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics or disasters in over 70 countries.
Global Fund for Children
Advances the dignity of vulnerable children and young people worldwide by supporting and strengthening grassroots groups.
Iraq Veterans Against the War
Gives a voice to the many active-duty service people and veterans who are against the war but under pressure to remain silent.
Creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger and injustice.
Provides women and men throughout the developing world with access to family-planning information and services.
Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights
Supports women’s rights activists working to create cultures of justice, equality and peace.
Alliance for Climate Protection
Works under the leadership of Al Gore to persuade people around the world to immediately address global warming.
Protects rivers and raises awareness that they are vital to our health, safety and quality of life.
Center for Biological Diversity
Advocates to secure a future for animals and plants on the brink of extinction and for the wilderness they need to survive.
Serves as the law firm for the nation’s environment, litigating critical cases to block environmental destruction.
Environmental Working Group
Uses investigative skills to demonstrate the health risks of damaging environmental practices to consumers.
Holds accountable those corporations that distribute and manufacture products that destroy forests.
Employs nonviolent action to expose global environmental problems and encourage solutions essential to a green and peaceful future.
With the support of members and online activists, NRDC works to solve the most pressing environmental issues we face today: curbing global warming, getting toxic chemicals out of the environment, moving America beyond oil, reviving our oceans, saving wildlife and wild places, and helping China go green.
Promotes healthy and diverse ocean ecosystems and opposes practices that threaten ocean life and human life.
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Expands availability of organic food by supporting research on best practices in organic farming.
Sierra Club Foundation
Funds projects that promote a safe and healthy environment, clean air, clean water, open space and a healthy, diverse ecosystem.
Economic & Social Justice
America’s Second Harvest
Provides food assistance to more than 25 million low-income hungry people, including 9 million children and 3 million seniors.
Campaign for America’s Future
Challenges the conservative agenda through campaigns such as fighting against the privatization of Social Security.
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Conducts research and analysis to inform public debates on budget and tax policy and to ensure the needs of low-income people are considered.
Corporate Accountability International
Campaigns challenging corporate control of water, tobacco industry interference in health policy, and watch-dogging corporate abuses.
Media Matters for America
Monitors, analyzes and corrects conservative disinformation in the U.S. media.
Mother Jones Investigative Fund
Produces journalism that informs and inspires a more just and democratic world.
Ms. Foundation for Women
Creates opportunities for women and girls and encourages investment in them to help them develop their voices and skills.
Physicians for a National Health Program
Engages doctors in the effort to create a universal, comprehensive single-payer national health program.
Project On Government Oversight
Investigates and exposes corruption and other misconduct to achieve a more accountable federal government.
United for a Fair Economy
Raises awareness that concentrated wealth and power undermines the economy, corrupts democracy and deepens the racial divide.
Alliance for Justice
Leads efforts to block confirmation of right-wing judges.
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Campaigns to create an America free from gun violence, where all people are safe in their homes, schools, jobs and communities.
Center for Constitutional Rights
Defends the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Geneva Conventions.
Center for National Security Studies
Works for control of the FBI and CIA and to prevent claims of national security from eroding civil liberties and constitutional procedures.
Documents violence and discrimination against women around the world and mobilizes action to stop these human rights abuses.
Family Violence Prevention Fund
Takes action to prevent violence in homes and communities and to help those whose lives are devastated by violence.
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
Promotes accurate media reporting to help eliminate discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
National Center for Lesbian Rights
Advances the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families.
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
Works to end the death penalty.
Improves women’s health, prevents unintended pregnancies and advances the right of individuals to make choices about reproductive health.
Voting Rights & Civic Participation
Creates original journalism and amplifies the best of independent media sources to inspire citizen action and advocacy.
Center for Independent Media
Creates independent online investigative journalism in key states where the mainstream media is failing to cover political corruption and progressive issues.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
Promotes ethics and accountability in government by exposing political malfeasance and cover-ups of official corruption.
Increases the participation of Hispanics in the democratic process through large scale voter registration campaigns and leadership training around progressive issues.
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund
Strengthens the environmental movement’s ability to mobilize voters and advocates for sound environmental policies.
New Organizing Institute
Trains young, technology-enabled political organizers to work for progressive organizations.
Registers millions of Americans in low-income and minority communities to vote each year.
Rock the Vote
Engages youth in the political process by incorporating the entertainment community and youth culture into its voter registration and advocacy activities.
USAction Education Fund
Works to take our democracy back from the corporate elite and special interests that dominate the political process today.
Honors the legacy of Paul and Sheila Wellstone by continuing their work to educate and mobilize a vast network of progressive people and organizations.