NATIONAL LISTING OF SOCIAL JUSTICE GROUPS, COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, AND RESOURCES
The ACLU works in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.
The Action Group Network is a nationwide network of action groups dedicated to moving the country progressively forward in the wake of a divisive election. We encourage and facilitate community-based action groups and keep those groups informed and connected. We are primarily a resource to people wanting to form or join action groups.
ADAPT is a national grassroots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom
Their mission is to protect LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently. Ali Forney Center works to provide LGBTQ young people housing and a continuum of supportive services to help them thrive and prepare them for independent living.
The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." Now the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.
The Appleseed network fosters both multi-state collaborative projects that leverage both national and in-state pro bono legal resources and the sharing of successful ideas and innovative programs.
The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color community organizing center, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.
Black Lives Matter is a chapter-based national organization working for the validity of Black life working to (re)build the Black liberation movement.
Border Angels is an all volunteer, non profit organisation that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice with a special focus on issues related to issues related to the US-Mexican border.
The mission of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. A Boys & Girls Club Provides a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, life-enhancing programs and character development experiences and hope and opportunity.
The Broadway Advocacy Coalition aims to educate and enlighten our community on its rights, roles, and responsibilities. Through open forums, discussions, concerts, media, and service, BAC will bridge the gap between artistry and activism.
Campaign ZERO is a data-informed platform which presents comprehensive solutions to end police violence in America. It integrates community demands and policy recommendations from research organizations and the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing.
The Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York's (CIDNY) goal is to ensure full integration, independence and equal opportunity for all people with disabilities by removing barriers to the social, economic, cultural, and civic life of the community.
The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.
Charity Navigator works to guide intelligent giving. By guiding intelligent giving, they aim to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace, in which givers and the charities they support work in tandem to overcome our nation’s and the world’s most persistent challenges.
The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) is a California leader with national impact made of diverse immigrant families and individuals who act as agents of social change to achieve a world with freedom of mobility, full human rights, and true participatory democracy. CHIRLA’s mission is to achieve a just society fully inclusive of immigrants. CHIRLA organizes and serves individuals, institutions and coalitions to build power, transform public opinion, and change policies to achieve full human, civil and labor rights.
CAIR's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
Define American is a non-profit media and culture organization that uses the power of story to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America.
The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities. Their mission is to advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities through legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy and legislative development.
As the nation’s original and largest nonprofit environmental law organization, we leverage our expertise and commitment to fight for justice and advance the promise of a healthy world for all. We represent every one of our clients free of charge qne we are driven by a passion for justice and a commitment to excellence. We fight for the right of all to a healthy environment. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to take on critical environmental issues and bring about positive change. We exist because the Earth needs a good lawyer.
Emerge gives Democratic women who want to run for public office a unique opportunity through an in-depth, seven-month, 70-hour, training program providing aspiring female leaders with cutting-edge tools and training to run for elected office and elevate themselves in our political system.
They work to elect pro-choice Democratic women to office.
The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
Massive state-by-state list of resources
Since its founding in 1987, Jobs with Justice has been winning campaigns that build power for working people; advancing a sustainable and powerful network of grassroots coalitions; supporting the growth and leadership of local leaders and activists; and developing strategic alliances nationally and globally that strengthen the movement for workers’ rights, economic justice, and our democracy.)
Through enlisting theater producers and practitioners through awareness, engagement, and a pledge, this project aims to achieve the following goal: For the 2020–2021 season, every theatre in the United States of America will produce only work by women, people of color, Native American artists, LBGTQIA artists, deaf artists, and artists with disabilities. Every theatre large and small is included in the vision.
“Making Democracy Work”—The League is dedicated to ensuring that all eligible voters, particularly those from traditionally underrepresented or underserved communities, have the opportunity and the information to exercise their right to vote. They are also advocates for other progressive causes.
This is a site where you can sign up to receive action alerts in the form of a newsletter. The newsletter is organized around one issue and they offer different levels of engagement - a "5 minute workout," a "10 minute workout," a "30 minute workout," and then a "second wind" which is a long-ish article.
National Organization working to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. They pinpoint Education, Health, Media Diversity, Civic Engagement, Environmental and Climate Justice, Economic Opportunity and Criminal Justice as their major outreach and action issues.
NCIL advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities, envisioning a world in which people with disabilities are valued equally and participate fully. NCIL promotes a national advocacy agenda set by its membership and provides input and testimony on national disability policy. Run by and for people with disabilities.
Provides Legal assistance to Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide who may have otherwise gone without adequate representation. NARF works with religious, civil rights, and other Native American organizations to shape the laws that will help assure the civil and religious rights of all Native Americans.
Nextgen Climate acts politically to prevent climate disaster and promote prosperity for every American.
NYSYLC is an undocumented youth led organization working to empower immigrant youth through leadership development, grassroots organizing, educational advancement, and self-expression with the goal to give undocumented youth the tools and space to organize and create change in their communities.
National Organization that works to protect and expand reproductive freedom (protecting women’s access to safe, legal abortion; improving access to birth control; advocating for sex education and for quality pre-natal care/healthy pregnancies)
Global organization (100 years old in 2016!) that fights for the fundamental right of people to manage their own fertility. Planned Parenthood is one of the nation's leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, and the nation's largest provider of sex education. Planned Parenthood also works with partner organizations worldwide to improve the sexual health and well-being of individuals and families everywhere.
Assists LGBTQI people coming out of immigration detention—building lives outside of detention and keeping queer families together. Works to organize around the issues that LGBTQI detainee/undocumented people face (deportation, state violence, immigration status, race, sexuality, gender expression/identity).
Dedicated to educating young women and girls about the importance of politics, and imbuing them with the skills they need to be leaders and achieve greater political power. Leadership/Fellowship/Mentorship and Intern programs nationwide.
A national organization that works directly with primary care providers training and supporting clinicians to make reproductive health care and information accessible to everyone.
works to inspire more women to run for public office through ongoing awareness and action campaigns.
Environmental Advocacy organization founded in 1892. Works for clean energy, air, and water; the protection of public lands and waters; and an inclusive environmental movement that reflects and represents today’s American public, and prioritizes important connections between environmental health and social justice.
A National organization that uses litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy to: fight hate and bigotry, seek justice for the most vulnerable members of society, and teach tolerance/reduce prejudice.
SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice.
An extensive website of organizations to support, organized by state and by issue area (including immigrant/refugee rights, religious/racial civil rights, LGBTQ+ initiatives, women’s rights, environmental initiatives, etc.).
Works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression. Provides access to free legal services and uses training, public education, policy reform and precedent-setting litigation to end state sanctioned and institutional discrimination, violence and coercion on the basis of gender identity and expression.
A comprehensive database of women’s rights, POC, LGBT+, immigrant, Muslim-American and climate change advocacy groups.
A hotline for transgender people in crisis, dedicated to their well being and staffed by transgender people.
A National organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people ages 13-24. They are also an education and advocacy group—all aimed at reducing suicide rates among the young LGBTQ community.
Founded in 1969, it is an independent organization of some 17,000 scientists working for a clean and safe environmental future.
For over 100 years, we have advanced the rights and lives of those who have been forcibly or voluntarily uprooted. We provide unwavering leadership and essential services so previously interrupted lives and their communities can flourish. National and Local chapters.
The Syrian Civil Defense, known commonly as the White Helmets, is a volunteer corps of Syrians who act as first responders in the Syrian civil war. Established in 2013, the group’s charter is to carry out search-and-rescue operations and save lives in the aftermath of an attack.
An advocate for the best interests of the unaccompanied immigrant children. They accompany them to court as well as advise and speak out on policy, and seek to create a dedicated juvenile immigrant justice system.
STATE-BY-STATE LISTING OF SOCIAL JUSTICE GROUPS, COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, AND RESOURCES
Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, Inc. is a non-profit, non-partisan public interest legal advocacy organization whose mission is to work for systemic policy reforms that achieve justice and fairness for low-income, unrepresented and other vulnerable populations.
Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ACIJ) is a group working to protect the rights of immigrants in Alabama.
BAGSLY is the Birmingham Alliance of Gay, Straight and Lesbian Youth, a support group for LGBTQ youth and allies in the Birmingham Area. They hold their meetings on the first and third Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is more than a museum. It is a center for education and discussion about civil and human rights issues. The Institute's projects and services promote research, provide information and encourage discussion on human rights in America and around the world.
The Alaska Arts & Culture Foundation strives to develop resources and provide services to support the arts in Alaska and advance the mission of the Alaska State Council on the Arts.
Alaska Community Action on Toxics has been advocating for environmental health and justice issues locally with communities, statewide, nationally, and internationally
The Alaska Institute for Justice (AIJ) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the human rights of all Alaskans. Formerly known as the Alaska Immigration Justice Project, it transformed into the Alaska Institute for Justice to reflect the inclusion of an additional program dedicated to environmental and social justice issues, the Research and Policy Institute.
Alaskans Together for Equality (ATE) is Alaska’s statewide educational and advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Alaskans. ATE is a non-profit that can lobby at the local, state and federal level for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Alaskans.
The Arizona Advocacy Network promotes social, economic, racial and environmental justice by connecting and building power among activists and leaders in those fields, and by leading efforts for electoral justice and increased civic participation.
As Arizona's only worker rights center, AIAWJ is a place where Arizona's working women and men are able to take charge of solving their own workplace issues.
Border Action Network works with immigrant and border communities in Arizona to ensure that our rights are respected, our human dignity upheld and that our communities are healthy places to live. We are a membership-based organization that combines grassroots community organizing, leadership development, litigation and policy advocacy.
Standing on the Side of Love is a public advocacy campaign that seeks to harness love’s power to stop oppression. It is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association and all are welcomed to join.
#OpenAZ is mobilizing people across Arizona to stand up against discrimination by making commitments and taking a pledge. They also offer opportunities to volunteer with them.
Amnesty International Pulaski Academy
We are Pulaski Academy students who want to make a difference in our world. Our goal is to raise awareness and money in order to improve human rights for people around the world
Founded in 1977, the Arkansas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian organization that brings together religious and civic groups and concerned citizens working to end capital punishment in Arkansas.
Arkansas Community Organizations is a membership organization dedicated to bringing low-income and working people together to win changes that improve the health, income and opportunities for people in our communities; guarantee a brighter future for our children; and give ordinary Arkansans a voice in major policy decisions in both government and private business.
The Arkansas Democracy Coalition seeks to combine the forces of many diverse groups-both national and within Arkansas- who have a common interest in strengthening the voice of American citizens in their own governance and repossessing control of the democratic process from special interests that currently dominate the American political landscape.
Arkansas Justice for Our Neighbors extends a warm welcome to the immigrant community in Arkansas through the provision of free immigration legal services, education and advocacy.
AFJ works to ensure that the federal judiciary advances core constitutional values, preserves human rights and unfettered access to the courts, and adheres to the even-handed administration of justice for all Americans.
Californians for Justice started mobilizing communities for racial justice in Oakland in 1996. Since then, CFJ has become a powerful statewide force organizing hundreds of young people, parents, and community members to create meaningful reforms to public education across the state and in our local school districts.
CAWA is a state action alliance of over 600 organizations in California, working together to implement the Beijing Platform at the grassroots.
We educate voters about reproductive rights in California. We provide resources and information for voters who want to support pro-choice legislation and elect pro-choice legislators.
The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) is a statewide, membership-based coalition of immigrant, faith, labor, youth, community, business and ally organizations founded in 2002 to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees by making Colorado a more welcoming, immigrant-friendly state. CIRC achieves this mission through non-partisan civic engagement, public education, and advocating for workable, fair and humane immigration policies.
Colorado Legal Services is a non-profit organization that has assisted persons with low income and seniors in the state of Colorado for over 90 years. The mission of Colorado Legal Services is to provide meaningful access to high quality, civil legal services in the pursuit of justice for as many low-income persons and members of vulnerable populations throughout Colorado as possible.
Our mission is to serve the Muslim & Non-Muslim Community alike. We will strive to make this facility safe & fun for people of all ages and backgrounds. We also will focus on teaching Islam to Muslims & clarifying the misconceptions to Non-Muslims.
Rooted in the spirit of unconditional nonviolence,the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center is dedicated to progressive personal and social change. We are a multi-issue organization that works to restore and protect Earth and human rights. We educate, organize, act and build community in order to create a culture of justice and peace.
The Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission educates, advocates, and cultivates peace, justice and sustainability in the Pikes Peak Region, engaging our world.
Founded in 1999, the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (CCJRC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate the overuse of the criminal justice system and advance community health and safety. We are people convicted of crime, survivors of crime, and the families and allies of both. We advocate and organize for public safety strategies that are more holistic, effective and just.
Denver Justice & Peace Committee (DJPC) is a grassroots organization dedicated to promoting human rights, economic and environmental justice, and lasting peace in Latin America through education, solidarity projects, and nonviolent activism.
Our staff, volunteers, and supporters work toward the goal of making Connecticut a place where low-income people can meet their basic needs and be assured equal access to opportunities and justice.
Connecticut Appleseed is a statewide, non-partisan 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to develop solutions for the causes, rather than the symptoms, of our state’s social problems. We mobilize pro bono lawyers and other professionals in projects that improve access to education, health care and financial services for broad segments of the state’s population.
Connecticut Center for a New Economy (New Haven and Hartford)
The Connecticut Center for a New Economy (CCNE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the economic and social well being of working families in Connecticut’s urban centers by initiating and supporting efforts to raise wages of the working poor, improve public education and training, and preserve affordable housing.
The Connecticut Immigrant Rights Alliance (CIRA) is a statewide alliance of immigrant,faith, labor, youth, community, business and ally organizations founded to improve the lives of Connecticut’s diverse immigrant community.
CONECT is a non-partisan, multi-faith organization of 28 diverse congregations in Southern CT, that come together as one community, to affect change in the areas of social and economic justice and policies for the common good. We train leaders in the art of public life to give power to our voices and create strong congregations and community partnerships. Matt McDermott, Lead Organizer firstname.lastname@example.org 773-206-8292 (cell)
CT Students for a Dream (C4D) was founded in 2010 by a group of undocumented students and allies from across Connecticut.
Strengthening communities by bringing people and congregations together to foster initiatives for improving lives through social justice work - this is the mission and purpose of United Action Connecticut. United Action is an interfaith, multi-racial, multi-lingual organization crossing political, economic and urban/suburban boundaries. We hope that you will join us in our pursuits to advance civil rights for immigrants, improve healthcare access, build awareness for mental illness, and to lobby for key legislation in these areas.
Legal Services Corporation of Delaware (local offices in Dover, Georgetown, and Wilmington)
We are a private, non-profit law firm. Our mission is to use the practice of law to help low-income families in Delaware.
Working together for a better community. We are committed to serve and empower families in low to moderate income communities throughout Delaware
Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
The Delaware Center for Justice, Inc. is the leading non-profit organization in Delaware committed to transforming the quality of justice through advocacy, policy, and practice.
Delaware Repeal educates the community about the problems of the death penalty system and promotes death penalty repeal. We are a coalition of diverse organizations and individuals who want to use the funds that will be saved by repealing the death penalty to provide better services for victims of crime and to reduce violence in our communities.
La Esperanza is the only bicultural and bilingual 501(c)(3) multi-service agency in Sussex County, Delaware that provides culturally and linguistically appropriate programs and services in the areas of family empowerment, immigration, and victim services for Hispanic adults, children and families.
Since inception, The Wilmington HOPE Commission has worked with our community partners in the transformation of Wilmington’s most underserved communities.
The Florida Civil Rights Association mission is to advance diversity, equal opportunity and fairness for all people by eliminating prejudice and discrimination in the public and private sectors.
Through education, grassroots organizing, coalition building, and lobbying, we are changing Florida so that no one suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
The Atlanta Black Cross is an organization that seeks to support those that are imprisoned and struggling for freedom and liberty on the inside. We directly communicate with as many prisoners as we can, and a large part of this communication is working together with them to find out what they need and how we can provide them with support.
Georgia Equality’s mission is to advance fairness, safety and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities and our allies throughout the state.
New American Pathways is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created on October 1, 2014, by the merger of Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta (RRISA) and Refugee Family Services (RFS). Prior to the merger, RRISA and RFS shared a deep legacy of service to the refugee community in metro Atlanta
Georgia Justice Project strengthens our community by demonstrating a better way to represent and support individuals in the criminal justice system and reduce barriers to reentry.
is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization that works for advocacy and legislative education on issues facing the LGBT community and their allies
Idaho Legal Aid Services is a nonprofit statewide law firm dedicated to providing equal access to justice for low income people through quality advocacy and education.
ICAN is a member based non-profit organization. With over 2,000 members state-wide, our purpose is to educate and advocate on issues of social, racial, and economic justice and to eliminate poverty in Idaho. Our members speak with a united voice on issues that directly impact their lives. ICAN encourages members to become effective leaders in their local communities through trainings and education.
The primary goal of our social justice efforts is to defend the civil and human rights of Latino families in Idaho, and to work against discrimination and unjust treatment of the families we serve.
The ILA Social Justice Committee serves a wide range of under-represented and marginalized groups that need advocacy. Our goal is to offer training and education to library staff on how to support social justice issues. As a newly formed committee, our current focus is LGBTQ issues.
The Community Center (TCC) is committed to uniting the LGBTQA community through educational and developmental programs. As well as, providing resources for individuals new and old to the LGBTQA community for education and find much needed support. Founded in December 1983, The Community Center is the only facility in Idaho exclusively devoted to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and allied population.The Community Center (TCC) provides a safe and welcoming location for group meetings and social activities for youth groups, LBGT support groups, women’s and transgender groups.
Dedicated to promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees to full and equal participation in the civic, cultural, social, and political life of our diverse society. ICIRR works with many member organizations on various programs and campaigns that empower the immigrant community in Illinois, including the New Americans Democracy Project, and Family Support Network and Hotline, among many others.
The Illinois Justice Project (ILJP) is a continuation of the Justice and Violence Group at Metropolis Strategies and engages in criminal justice reform efforts that promote policies that will make our communities safer and reduce recidivism among youths and adults. Established in 2014 as a legacy project of Metropolis Strategies, the non-profit ILJP is a supporting organization of the Chicago Community Trust and an affiliate of The Commercial Club of Chicago.
Equality Illinois builds a better Illinois by advancing equal treatment and social justice through education, advocacy and protection of the rights of the LGBT community.
We envision a fair and unified Illinois where everyone is treated equally with dignity and respect and where all people live freely regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. We promote legislation to protect the rights of LGBT individuals with regard to safe schools, hospital visitation, inheritance rights, bereavement leave and the many other rights that affect LGBT citizens across Illinois.
Chicago House and Social Service agency serves individuals and families who are disenfranchised by HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ marginalization, poverty, homelessness, and/or gender nonconformity by providing housing, employment services, medical linkage and retention services, HIV prevention services, legal services and other supportive programs.
Indy Pride produces events that educate, honor the history of the GLBT communities, and celebrate the diversity of the Indianapolis Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Straight communities
Exodus welcomes refugees here to Indiana and offers them a place to call home. We work to arrange housing, food and clothing, case management, as well as education, employment and health services for individuals and families starting out in their new lives.
NOW’s mission is taking action for women’s equality through advancing reproductive justice, winning lesbian rights, ensuring economic justice, ending racism, stopping violence against women, and ending sex discrimination.
The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS) seeks to enhance the protection of women’s human rights by providing expertise and resources in support of women asylum-seekers, at the levels of both practice and policy.
One Iowa is the state’s leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization working toward full equality for LGBT individuals in Iowa through grassroots efforts and education. Our mission for full equality includes educating Iowans about why marriage matters to gay and lesbian couples, ensuring that communities are safe for LGBTQ youth, reaching out to communities of faith, addressing concerns about Iowa’s aging and elder LGBT populations, improving access to resources for transgender Iowans, and so much more.
Iowa Immigrant Rights Program works with immigrants in Central Iowa to help build a sense of community so that new immigrants will be able to participate in the political processes in their communities. In collaboration with immigrant and immigrant-ally organizations, AFSC is educating and organizing for comprehensive immigration reform. AFSC Iowa's Legal Services Program helps hundreds of immigrants and refugees from dozens of countries each year.
Iowa Citizen Action Network (ICAN) is a grassroots public interest organization committed to creating social change in Iowa and across the nation. ICAN has united Iowa’s progressives for over 35 years, and is leading efforts to change the public climate for progressive change. ICAN works in coalition with organizational affiliates from a wide range of constituencies, including religious, community, labor, senior, family farm and environmental organizations as well as with our thousands of individual members.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization for women and men which encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League works at various levels, paralleling the levels of government. Members of the local organization are also members of state and of the national league
CCI works to empower and unite grassroots people of all ethnic backgrounds to take control of their communities; involve them in identifying problems and needs and in taking action to address them; and be a vehicle for social, economic, and environmental justice. Since 1975 our work has held fast to the principle that everyday people can be a powerful force for justice, and that the people most directly impacted by an issue should be in the driver’s seat-- making decisions and taking leadership roles.
The mission of the Justice Project, a peer-based nonprofit human rights organization, is to provide criminal justice and social systems advocacy and navigation for women in poverty.
We think globally and work locally here in central Kentucky for a world that is more just, free from the scourge of war and more sustainable. We believe in nonviolent solutions to conflict; equitable distribution of the world’s resources; acceptance of diversity in people, political systems and beliefs; respect for the dignity of every individual; and human rights for all regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious, political, and philosophical beliefs or disabilities.
Shreveport-Bossier Community Renewal is striving to restore the foundation of safe and caring communities by rebuilding the neighborhood system of caring relationships.
Mission: EqualityMaine works to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Maine through political action, community organizing, education, and collaboration. We envision the day when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons and their families have full equality in the hearts and minds of Maine people and in all areas of the law.
OUT Maine supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people, under the age of 22, and their allies in rural Maine. We support young people who may feel isolated and alienated as they struggle to understand and accept their sexuality. We educate about the needs of queer youth in such areas as health, civil rights, political issues/action, queer history and culture. We conduct outreach to young people and adults in the communities of our region, to make OUT's services known to those who need them; to convey information and understanding of LGBT life to the communities in which we all live; and to create and sustain connections with other LGBT groups and organizations in Maine.
The Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition strives to improve the legal, social and economic conditions experienced by Maine’s Immigrants – enhancing their lives and strengthening Maine – through advocacy, information sharing, and fostering collaboration among member organizations.
The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project helps low-income immigrants improve their legal status and works for more just and humane laws and policies affecting immigrants.
Founded in 1982, MPA brings individuals and organizations together to realize shared goals. We focus on leadership development to increase the number of citizen leaders prepared to work for positive social change.We are known for our ability to do grassroots organizing and education that reaches more than 100,000 Mainers each year with direct personal contact and quality leadership development work that has yielded dozens of leaders and staff for MPA and other organizations. MPA has four main chapters, in Lewiston, Portland, the Midcoast and Bangor, where members meet each month to work together to advance the issues they care about. For more information, contact the MPA organizer in your area.
DRM’s mission is to enhance and promote the equality, self-determination, independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion of people with disabilities through education, strategic advocacy, and legal intervention. DRM is Maine’s Protection & Advocacy agency for people with disabilities. This means we represent people whose rights have been violated or who have been discriminated against based on their disability. We also provide training on rights and self-advocacy and we advocate for public policy reform.
Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform (MAJR) is a bi-partisan, statewide alliance seeking legislative changes indispensable to bring Maryland into the 21st century with corrections policies that are evidence-based, humane and effective.
Baltimore United for Change is a coalition of concerned citizens and organizations working for justice, by strengthening and coordinating efforts of grassroots organizations.
The mission of the Maryland Climate Coalition is to unite Marylanders to mitigate climate change to protect our environment, health, and economy. The Coalition works with a broad range of partners engaging in policy advocacy, grassroots organizing, and public education.
Baltimore Racial Justice Action (BRJA) is a network of Maryland individuals committed to social and economic transformation with an emphasis on racial equity. Organizing across the Baltimore metropolitan area, BRJA seeks to make Baltimore recognized as the leading city in the nation intentionally working for racial equity.
To be a catalyst for uniting and empowering sexual and gender minorities in Baltimore and Maryland, and to advocate for a better quality of life for the entire community.
The Coalition for Social Justice is dedicated to building a grassroots movement for progressive social change, rooted in communities that have been excluded from the economic benefits of the current system. We have a dual focus: to recruit and develop leadership, especially from low income communities, and to build effective campaigns that address the economic survival issues that our constituency faces. Our political program includes jobs and wages, housing, health care, education, welfare and funding essential public services. We build grassroots power through empowering low-income voters, building a large network of volunteers, holding elected officials accountable and building broad coalitions.
The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) is dedicated to ending oppression and discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression.Rooted in social justice, we educate the public, advocate with state, local, and federal government, engage in activism, and encourage empowerment of community members through collective action.
MassEquality is the leading statewide grassroots advocacy organization working to ensure that everyone across Massachusetts can thrive from cradle to grave without discrimination and oppression based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We do this by partnering across issues, identities and communities to build a broad, inclusive and politically powerful movement that changes hearts and minds and achieves policy and electoral victories.
The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) is the largest organization in New England promoting the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees. We serve the Commonwealth's one million foreign-born residents with policy analysis and advocacy, institutional organizing, training and leadership development, strategic communications, citizenship assistance, and AmeriCorps initiatives that provide capacity-building for community-based organizations. The Coalition involves an active membership of over 130 organizations, including community-based groups, social service organizations, ethnic associations, schools, refugee resettlement agencies, health centers, hospitals, religious institutions, unions and law firms, as well as thousands of individual members, contributors, and allies.
The Muslim Justice League (MJL) educates, organizes and advocates for human and civil rights that are violated or threatened under national security pretexts. Founded on the principles that discrimination towards any group endangers the rights of all and that Muslim advocacy is an essential force for promoting justice, MJL engages in community education and mobilization, facilitation of cross-movement solidarity, legal advocacy, and cultivation of an environment in which pride in Muslim identity flourishes. MJL has advocated since our founding, and continues to prioritize, advocacy against dangerous and misguided “countering violent extremism” (CVE) programs being piloted by federal agencies in Greater Boston. MJL also provides Know Your Rights workshops at mosques, schools and community centers, and provides legal representation at no cost to persons approached for questioning by the FBI or Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).
Equality Michigan (EQMI) has been working for 25 years to achieve full equality and respect for all Michigan residents regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Michigan’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people are working to achieve basic fairness and equality in our state. We want to live in safe communities, take care of our families, and contribute to our social, cultural, political, and economic lives and wellbeing.
Our mission at the SASHA Center is to increase awareness, provide resources and educate the public about sexual assault, provide culturally specific peer support groups to self identified survivors of rape and to increase justice and visibility for survivors in Southeast Michigan.
We are a growing and dynamic community enrichment, learning, and advocacy center. Through individualized counseling, advocacy efforts, skill-building classes, recreation and arts programming, and more, we help individuals with disabilities to build their skills, advocate for what they need, find friends, and feel at home.
Freedom House Detroit is a temporary home for indigent survivors of persecution from around the world who are seeking asylum in the United States and Canada. Our mission is to uphold a fundamental American principle, one inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty, providing safety for those “yearning to breathe free.” In 2012 we became a formal partner in the Northern Tier Anti-Trafficking Consortium servicing victims of human trafficking. Guided by our belief that all persons deserve to live free from oppression and to be treated with justice, compassion and dignity, we offer a continuum of care and services to our residents as well as to other refugees in need. We advocate for systemic change that more fully recognizes the rights of asylum seekers.
Michigan United is a statewide organization of community members and institutions fighting for the dignity and potential of every person. We are committed to a participatory democracy at every level, an economy that works for the many, and a society that dismantles racism while uplifting our common humanity. To ignite the power of our communities and shift the balance of power, we cultivate the leadership of those directly affected by injustice, and build popular institutions for the future.
The mission of Avenues for Homeless Youth is to provide emergency shelter, short-term housing and supportive services for homeless youth in a safe and nurturing environment. Through such service, Avenues seeks to help youth achieve their personal goals and make a positive transition into young adulthood.
The mission of The Aliveness Project is to encourage self-empowerment and provide direct services for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Since 1985, The Aliveness Project has been a community resource and active leader in the HIV community in Minnesota. What started out as a small group of people gathering to share potluck meals has grown into a membership organization that now serves one out of four Minnesotans living with HIV/AIDS!
WATCH’s mission is to make the justice system more effective and responsive in handling cases of violence affecting women and children, and to create a more informed and involved public. WATCH envisions a judicial system which consistently treats women and children subjected to violence fairly and expeditiously. We seek permanent improvement in the judicial system by providing judges and other participants with a citizen’s perspective on appropriate standards of behavior and regular performance feedback.
Our mission is to develop the leadership skills of low-income youth and community members such as parents to improve education, address community-based issues, and be agents for change. We provide leadership development training through issue-based community organizing to address issues such as unequal quality education, racism, lack of access to quality services in low-income neighborhoods which are one of the main reasons for poverty in our communities. We focus our projects on the needs and challenges facing youth of color, immigrant youth, and their parents that face poverty and struggle in racist systems.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations’s (CAIR) mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. From restrictions placed on Muslims to practice their religion, to profiling and discrimination stemming from a lack of understanding of Islam, the need for CAIR in Minnesota is great. CAIR-Minnesota strives to ensure that Muslims in Minnesota enjoy the same protections that all Americans have.
The Spectrum Center (Hattiesburg)
The Spectrum Center is dedicated to advocate as well as provide resources in collaboration with other organizations to help provide for the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. Currently we have free HIV testing, and other health-related functions through collaboration with the greater community; social functions and support groups. However, long-term plans include providing counseling,a community kitchen and pantry; and short-term emergency housing for LGBTQ+ youth who have been displaced.
MIRA works across the state to reach out to immigrants and allies, support communities working for justice and tolerance, and educate Mississippians about the contributions and struggles of immigrants in our state. Our organizers meet with local leaders and constituents, organize public events, conduct “Know-Your-Rights” trainings in collaboration with our legal team, accept invitations to speak about MIRA’s work and immigrants rights, and engage with allied organizations.
PROMO is Missouri's statewide organization advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality through legislative action, electoral politics, grassroots organizing, and community education. Their goals are to Identify LGBT rights supporters, educate them on the issues, give them the tools and the confidence to participate in the political process, and get results; increase civic participation of LGBT Missourians; and build community awareness and grassroots support for LGBT equality and fairness.
Since 1995, Immigrant & Refugee Women's Program (IRWP) has helped women arriving in St. Louis, MO, from foreign countries to make a new life in the United States. Their mission is to increase the independence and reduce the isolation of immigrant and refugee women by teaching them basic English and practical living skills in the security of their own homes.
The Gender Expansion Project’s mission is to promote gender inclusive education and awareness surrounding transgender, , intersex and gender diverse people through evidence based care, education, research, advocacy, public and private policy and respect in transgender health and wellbeing.
Volunteer Missoula seeks to connect volunteers to service opportunities, and connect nonprofits to volunteer recruitment tools; foster greater collaboration between nonprofit organizations in Missoula; and connect local businesses to corporate volunteer opportunities.
Assure is a free pregnancy help center for women in the Omaha area who may be facing an unplanned pregnancy.
Serving Clark County since 1977, Safe Nest is Nevada’s largest and most comprehensive charity devoted solely to domestic violence issues. Safe Nest’s programs are concentrated in four areas of service: advocacy, counseling, prevention and shelter. Our goal is to assist families from crisis to healing, while empowering victims toward self-sufficiency in violence-free lives.
S.T.R.E.E.T. is an acronym for our approach to helping homeless and at-risk teens. Our teens moved into a high risk Street Life over a period of time and rarely by their own choice. It takes time, resources, commitment and a personalized step by step approach to help them move off the streets.
NHAIR works to build the power of low-income immigrants of color (regardless of immigration status); increase low-income immigrant leadership; and implement campaigns to protect employment and civil rights of NH immigrants and refugees, working closely with the labor and faith-based allies.
Welcoming Light is home of the “The Institute”, a non-profit community learning and innovation center that provides affordable access to state-of-the-art conference and meeting facilities and technology, in addition to offering technical assistance, community-wide events, customized trainings, and education opportunities to New Hampshire community members, and businesses.
Families First Health & Support Center is the community health center and family resource center serving the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and southern Maine. Families First’s services are for everyone — infants to seniors, single people and families, insured or uninsured, all income levels. Our mission: To contribute to the health and well-being of the Seacoast community by providing a broad range of health and family services to all, regardless of ability to pay.
The New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice is a statewide membership-based coalition that creates and achieves policies in New Jersey that welcome and support immigrants to become rooted economically, politically and socially within the state. The Alliance works towards policies that support the dignity and human and civil rights of immigrants.
Founded in 1969, PRAB is a comprehensive Human Services Organization in Middlesex County, New Jersey. We provides a comprehensive range of essential services for children, youth, families and senior citizens. We deliver need-based assistance to low and moderate-income residents of Central New Jersey and serve as advocates for those seeking to live productive, self-sufficient lives.
Garden State Equality is New Jersey’s statewide advocacy and education organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. We focus on LGBT youth, transgender people, and seniors, and our work on those issues is informed by racial, economic, and disability justice concerns. GSE is working on campaigns to address safe environments for youth, improvement of health services that meet LGBT community needs, and respectful treatment of seniors. Beyond that, GSE supports NJ’s activist community by bringing an LGBT lens to the shared struggle for justice.
By implementing evidence-driven programs, using solution-focused research and engaging in community oriented public education, the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice works to ensure that residents of New Jersey’s urban communities have access to meaningful employment opportunities, promotes rehabilitative community-oriented alternatives to incarceration for youth, and reshapes the state’s criminal justice policy to assure equal access to justice.
The Coalition is a statewide, 501(c)(3) non-profit with one goal: to eradicate homelessness in New Jersey. Toward that end, the Coalition will advocate, educate, organize and, if necessary, litigate for emergency and permanent solutions to homelessness. We believe in a New Jersey where no one is forced to sleep outside and where every man, woman and child lives in safe, affordable housing. The Coalition will work with its partners throughout the State until that vision becomes a reality.
The SouthWest Organizing Project was founded in 1980 by young activists of color to empower our communities in the SouthWest to realize racial and gender equality and social and economic justice. We seek to redefine power relationships by bringing together the collective action, talents, and resources of the people within our communities. We work primarily in low-income communities of color to gain community control of our land and resources.
The mission of the Southwest Women’s Law Center is to create the opportunity for women to realize their full economic and personal potential by eliminating gender bias, discrimination and harassment; lifting women and their families out of poverty; and ensuring that all women have full control over their reproductive lives through access to comprehensive reproductive health services and information.
Santa Fe Dreamers Project is a non-profit legal services organization serving New Mexico’s immigrant community. Since our beginning in 2014, the Dreamers Project has served primarily immigrant youth and families, focusing on economic and community development. Santa Fe Dreamers Project is committed to representing every qualified immigrant who walks through our doors. We make every effort to understand the barriers that normally prevent immigrant families in our community from accessing legal representation and design our services with those barriers in mind.
To develop and implement culture, strengths, and spiritual based programs for Native people that inspire leadership, healing and wellness from colonization and multigenerational trauma. We believe Native people will walk into the light of goodness and beauty through a healing journey utilizing Native traditions, culture, and spirituality.
TGRCNM is dedicated to serving the transgender communities in the state of New Mexico and strives to exist as a clearinghouse for resources which can support, assist, educate, and advocate for the transgender population of this state and their families and loved ones. We provide social, educational, emotional, and functional support for all facets of transgender living and promote mutual understanding, acceptance, and equality to achieve a more positive and healthy society.
The New York Immigration Coalition aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all. The NYIC promotes immigrants’ full civic participation, fosters their leadership, and provides a unified voice and a vehicle for collective action for New York’s diverse immigrant communities.
Founded in 2010, The New York State Immigrant Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) not for profit corporation, envisions a political system that respects immigrant voices and is responsive to diverse community needs. We believe in the power of political and electoral organizing to turn immigrant communities into a potent political force in order to promote the rights and socio-economic well-being of immigrants and refugees in New York State. Immigrant Action engages in targeted advocacy on specific immigrant-related issues such as legislative scorecards, pointed advocacy flyers highlighting individual elected officials’ stances, and intensive grassroots and direct lobbying of elected officials.
The Coalition for Homeless Youth is an advocacy organization committed to working on behalf of runaway, homeless and street youth to ensure their rights. We believe youth have the right to be safe, healthy and prepared for the future.The Coalition for Homeless Youth brings together agencies and individuals from throughout New York State who share our ideals and who, by serving youth in the full context of their families, their cultures and their communities, provide a continuum of services that works towards making that ideal a reality.
The goal of the Gay Alliance Education Program is to encourage all of our social systems to become inclusive and welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) and allied individuals. We provide education and training that touches the heart as well as the mind to help our program participants understand the people behind the identities that make up the LGBTQ communities. We speak at conferences, in high schools, colleges, mental health organizations, businesses, faith communities, health facilities, recreation centers, any place conversation is desired.
Our mission is to support and empower the Arab Immigrant and Arab American community by providing services to help them adjust to their new home and become active members of society. Our aim is for families to achieve the ultimate goals of independence, productivity and stability.
Founded in 2009, The Freedom Center for Social Justice is committed to providing essential support and advocacy for trans people, elders, people of color, youth, sexual minorities and communities of faith and facilitating the necessary dialogue that opens doors, offers hope, raises awareness and save lives. The Freedom Center for Social Justice launched the Southeastern region’s first LGBTQ Law Center and Transgender Employment Program. Since August of 2013, these programs have touched hundreds within the Carolinas and promise to continually grow as the current critical needs are met and subsequent deficiencies identified. Nationally, the FCSJ Transgender Faith and Action Network expands upon the successful TransFaith In Color conferences for trans people of color and allies and hosted in Charlotte in 2011 and 2012.
Founded in 2007, we are a multidisciplinary group, predominantly people of color, who believe that families and communities engaged in social justice struggles need a team of lawyers, social scientists, community organizers and media specialists to support them in their efforts to dismantle structural racism and oppression. Some of our current efforts include these interrelated issues: Protecting minority voting rights and strengthening meaningful opportunities for effective civic participation for all; advancing environmental justice and advocacy supporting community-driven efforts; and challenging racial discrimination at all stages of the criminal justice system and its impact on racial and ethnic minority communities. We partner with communities of color and economically disadvantaged communities in the south to defend and advance their political, social and economic rights through the combination of legal advocacy, research, organizing and communications.
Equality NC is dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) North Carolinians. To accomplish these goals we lobby the North Carolina General Assembly, executive branch, and local governments, broadcast LGBT news, stories and content, and mobilize our communities on issues that matter most to you, including marriage equality, parental rights, inclusive anti-bullying policies, employment discrimination, hate violence, privacy rights, sexuality education, adoption, domestic partnerships, and HIV/AIDS.
Democracy North Carolina is a nonpartisan organization that uses research, organizing, and advocacy to increase voter participation, reduce the influence of big money in politics and achieve a government that is truly of the people, by the people and for the people. Democracy NC grew out of Democracy South which began as a project of the Institute for Southern Studies. For more than 20 years, we’ve taken on powerful industries and political leaders, regardless of party, and promoted reforms that expand public involvement in the political process.
Uniting NC envisions a state and a nation in which all people, including immigrants, have the opportunity to reach their greatest potential, engage with their community, and fully contribute their talents – expanding prosperity & well being for all. Since 2009, we have brought together over 5,000 longtime residents and new immigrants to get to know one another, learn from each other and give back to our communities. With your support, we will continue to: work with communities across North Carolina to better support and integrate new immigrants; help immigrant families hit the ground running in terms of skills and education, so that they can achieve their American dream and give back to their communities; expand opportunities for longtime residents and recent immigrants to learn from one another, highlight our diverse contributions and see all that we can accomplish together.
Founded in 1992, El Centro Hispano works to strengthen the community, build bridges and advocate for equity and inclusion for Hispanics/Latinos in the Triangle Area of North Carolina.
The (annual) Moral March on Raleigh is part of a love and justice movement. We fight for an inter-sectional agenda to support public education, economic sustainability, workers’ rights and livable wages, health care For all, medicaid expansion, environmental justice, equal protection under the law without regard to race, immigration status, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation, voting rights for all, and criminal justice.
Freedom Resource Center is a disability rights organization. Our mission is to provide services that increase independence for people with disabilities. Freedom provides services free of charge to individuals of any age and any disability.
The NDHRC seeks to empower individuals in North Dakota in their communities, state legislature (governments), and society at large to promote and protect human rights for all people. The Coalition will accomplish its goals through organizational growth to include staff and board members from around the state; develop programs targeting legislative activity, education, employment, and other social issues; continue to build alliances with other organizations working for social justice; and sustain its infrastructure with mixed public and private support.
Dakota OutRight’s vision is to be a leader of positive change for the LGBTQIA communities in central and western North Dakota by: Providing educational resources and outreach, Creating safe spaces for information, community events, and celebrations, Advocating for basic legal protections, (ie. employment, housing, anti-discrimination, marriage equality,) Creating and identifying allies in state and local government, and Fostering camaraderie among LGBTQIA community and allies to achieve visibility and acceptance
Advocates for Women, By Women. With the support of our growing member base, we work to improve the lives of women in North Dakota through communication, legislation and public activism. Our core areas of focus speak to our values of leadership, opportunity and equality for all. Leadership: encouraging women’s leadership and political participation with programs like Ready to Run. Opportunity: working to eliminate barriers to economic and educational opportunities. Equality: working for equality with advocacy in economic fairness and civil rights.
To enrich the lives of the diverse LGBTQ community through advocacy, support, education, and celebration.The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland believes and supports the following values: We strive for excellence in our programming and all aspects of our work. We believe that partnerships and collaboration with community stakeholders will enable us to further enhance our work for our constituents. We are committed to being welcoming to all people. We will conduct all aspects of our business with compassion and integrity. We will be proactive in addressing community needs within our mission.
Our mission is to support social justice organizations through workplace giving programs and other philanthropic initiatives. Founded in 1984, Community Shares is Cleveland's only workplace giving federation with a focus on social justice. We generate essential operating funds for nonprofit organizations that are working for positive community change.
OWI was founded in 1977 to bring women together to foster cooperation and collaboration to improve the lives of women and girls in Ohio. OWI has promoted equality for Ohio women, recognized women leaders making a difference, and created resources to foster equal opportunity. The purpose of the OWI site looking to help women and girls in numerous ways.
The mission of the ACLU of Ohio is to aid in maintaining and extending constitutional and other fundamental rights, liberties, privileges, and immunities, and to take all legitimate action in furtherance of that object without political partisanship.
Oklahomans for Equality (Tulsa)
Oklahomans for Equality (OkEq) seeks equal rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) individuals and families through advocacy, education, programs, alliances, and the operation of the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center.
Founded in 2000, Disability Advocates of Oklahoma (DAO) was the first to offer parents the combination of Legal & Non-Attorney Child Advocate services. This combination allows families to receive a "two for one" service in the form of Child Advocates who work in conjunction with our Attorneys to provide the very best Legal and Advocate services for all Oklahoma families who are dealing with helping their children with Special Needs. Our mission, therefore, is to help Parents obtain highly qualified, yet affordable, Attorneys and Child Advocates in obtaining special education services and benefits for their children with special needs.
The Oklahoma Women’s Coalition is a statewide network of individuals and organizations working together to improve the lives of women and girls through education and advocacy. The Coalition promotes nonpartisan efforts, speaking with one voice, while addressing issues important to the progress of Oklahoma’s women and girls.
Citizens Caring for Children breaks the cycle of abuse and neglect by addressing the material, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs of the foster children we serve... because every child deserves the chance for a better life. Through our programs Citizens Caring for Children builds self-esteem and develops character to give hope, change lives and creates healthy futures.
Loss can bring on turbulent and frightening times for children and teenagers. Calm Waters is a support center for children and families whose lives have been changed by death, divorce or other major loss. Calm Waters offers FREE Center-based Grief and Divorce Support Groups for families with children 3 to 18 years of age. Calm Waters, also offers FREE School-based Grief Support Groups that help children going through traumatic issues such as death, divorce, incarceration of a parent, foster-care issues, deportation of a parent, or deployment of a parent. Calm Waters provides a four-hour “Parenting Through Divorce” Seminar, which meets the court requirements for divorcing parents.
The Oregon Foundation for Reproductive Health (OFRH) is a 501 (c)(3) advocacy organization located in Portland, that provides a channel for Oregon women’s voices from all over the state to be heard, particularly those historically under-served. We are dedicated to improving access to comprehensive reproductive health care, such as preventing unintended pregnancy and planning healthy families. We are committed to advancing reproductive rights and advocating for reproductive health equity in all Oregon communities.
Q Center provides a safe space to support and celebrate LGBTQ diversity, equity, visibility and community building. Q Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization which offers multi-generational programs and services in four core areas: Arts & Culture; Education & Training; Health & Wellness and Advocacy. There are dozens of events and groups that meet here, some focused on specific topics (like coming out or gender identity) and others aimed at fun social interactions (like sing-along piano cabarets or craft nights). Entry to most of these is sliding-scale and run by dedicated volunteers, keeping Q Center truly community-driven and accessible.
The Oregon league of Minority Voters seeks to empower the grassroots, both within the League and minority communities through education and training. We promote respect for all individuals and the value of diversity in all communities at all levels. We are committed to empowering communities in the process of collective decision-making and deliberation for the common good.
Basic Rights Oregon will ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Oregonians experience equality by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories. Basic Rights Oregon is a member of the Equality Federation.
EarthShare Oregon connects you to over 100 of the best nonprofits working on your favorite environmental causes every day, with programs that make it easy to go green at work, at school and at home.
PAR is a non-profit organization that represents home and community-based service providers in Pennsylvania. PAR members provide services and supports to tens of thousands of individuals in Pennsylvania with autism and/or intellectual disability. PAR’s mission is to strengthen the capacity of its membership to provide person-centered services to Pennsylvanians with intellectual disability and/or autism.
The Arc is the largest advocacy organization in the United States for citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families. Today, The Arc is the largest advocacy organization in the United States for people diagnosed with Autism, Down syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and a range of diagnoses across the spectrum of intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania is affiliated with The Arc of the United States and 33 local chapters serving 49 counties across Pennsylvania.
PLAN. (formerly Pennsylvania Legal Services) is a client-centered organization that provides leadership, funding, and support to improve the availability and quality of civil legal aid for low income people and victims of domestic violence in Pennsylvania. The community legal assistance organizations in the PLAN provide legal services in the areas of denial or termination of benefits (including AT) in government programs such as Social Security, SSI (Supplemental Security Income), Unemployment Compensation as well as other areas related to family matters, housing, and consumer problems. These benefits may be key to obtaining assistive technology.
The only health care provider in the Philadelphia region specifically targeting the unique healthcare needs of the LGBT communities.
is an independent, statewide, non-profit Self-Advocacy organization. AinA was created by a coaltion of Rhode Islanders with developmental disabilities to educate and empower others who also have that label. DD so that they can speak up for themselves and others. Remember, "nothing about us without us", because together we can make a difference.
Ten Men is an integral part of the RICADV’s statewide plan to prevent intimate partner violence in Rhode Island. By engaging RI men as community leaders to become more knowledgeable, visible, and mobilized, we aim to change the harmful gender norms that perpetuate men’s violence against women and girls. #TenMenRI
Sojourner House envisions a world where everyone lives their life free from domestic abuse. Sojourner House is a nonprofit organization founded in 1976 by Providence residents and Brown University students who were concerned about what was then a silent epidemic: domestic violence.
AFFA is a social justice organization achieving equality and acceptance for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. We’re lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender persons and straight allies uniting to eliminate prejudice based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. We have over 1600 donor/members and friends of AFFA and are headquartered in Charleston, SC.
The S.C. Department of Mental Health gives priority to adults, children, and their families affected by serious mental illnesses and significant emotional disorders. We are committed to eliminating stigma and promoting the philosophy of recovery, to achieving our goals in collaboration with all stakeholders, and to assuring the highest quality of culturally competent services possible.
A supportive and welcoming network of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and straight allies coming from diverse traditions to open hearts, minds, and doors
It is a group of disability-based organizations committed to identifying issues which they can agree to work on and develop a strategy for addressing those issues. It is a network through which organizations can reach many others throughout the state, providing them with information on issues and available services.
The South Dakota Coalition Ending Domestic & Sexual Violence (SDCEDSV) is dedicated to the reclamation of the respected, autonomous and safe status of women who have been battered/raped, and their children and therefore is committed to the elimination of personal and societal violence in the lives of women and their children.
The Center for Equality is a non-profit organization comprised of volunteers that advocate for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and provide an outlet to find friends, support and entertainment.
Advancing the Rights of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community in Tennessee
Pride Community Center of the Tri-Cities is dedicated to providing a safe space to foster the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of individuals in the LGBT communities of the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas. Our goal is to create positive social change in the region by nurturing a healthy, active, productive, and contributive LGBT community, and establishing a proud visible presence with a central location. Pride Community Center is committed to empowering the local LGBT population, through advocacy, education and entertainment, via a variety of mediums.
TIRRC is a statewide, immigrant and refugee-led collaboration whose mission is to empower immigrants and refugees throughout Tennessee to develop a unified voice, defend their rights, and create an atmosphere in which they are recognized as positive contributors to the state.
dRC is a Center for Independent Living. (CIL) We are a community-based non-residential program of services. We are designed to assist people with disabilities to attain independent lives. In order to achieve independence, we strive to eliminate physical and attitudinal barriers in our community.
BCI was created in August 1989 as the only statewide African American child advocacy organization in the United States. The organization serves as an advocate for children of color, and for children who are poor and vulnerable.
The Appalachian Community Fund (ACF) is a publicly supported, non-profit grantmaking organization that provides resources and support to grassroots organizations working to overcome the underlying causes of poverty and injustice in Central Appalachia (East Tennessee, Eastern Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and West Virginia). We pool resources from a range of sources including individuals, businesses, and foundations to support community-led efforts and movement for social change, to support the training and leadership development necessary to strengthen the work in our region, and to cultivate the conditions for lasting, long-term change to be possible.ACF awards grants to community-based organizations working for social, economic, racial and environmental justice. We support communities with little or no access to other financial resources and grassroots groups which are often too small, too new, or working on issues that are too controversial for traditional funding sources. ACF also funds long-term strategic efforts to address the long-term problems of Central Appalachia.
Committed to celebrating diversity and enhancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender North Texans in our schools, workplaces, and communities.
Equality Texas works to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration. We envision a Texas where lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Texans and their families have full equality in the hearts and minds of our fellow Texans and in all areas of the law.
Austin Justice Coalition is a grassroots, activist-led organization addressing criminal justice reform at the local level. Austin Justice Coalition also plans to meet local community needs, empower and enlighten community stakeholders, mentor youth and young adults, as well as increase political involvement in minority and underrepresented communities throughout Austin.
The Houston Peace and Justice Center provides networks and resources for organizations and individuals to advance peace and social justice.
RAICES is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families and refugees in Central and South Texas.
The EJC is a non-profit law firm and employment justice organization which empowers low-income families, workers, and communities to achieve fair treatment in the workplace, in the justice system, and in our shared society – regardless of immigration status. We provide legal representation that enables working men and women to recover unpaid wages and combat other basic injustices they encounter in their work. We work for systemic reforms that strengthen employment rights, advance fair immigration reform, and expand access to the justice system for all working people. We protect and lift up the labor and human rights of both U.S.-born workers and transnational workers in our new global labor market. We help young undocumented students and graduates who have grown up in the U.S. secure work authorization, protection against deportation, and new freedom through DACA (Deferrred Action for Childhood Arrivals). We develop and train the next generation of employment justice advocates – workers, students, lawyers, and community members.
RAN helps refugees in Utah Valley become successful, contributing and valued members of the community. We support and advocate for community efforts to assist refugees by coordinating relief efforts and building awreness of refugee needs and service opportunities. We support and coordinate refugee integration (hosting/housing) and mentorship. And we empower refugees by providing guidance in language, education and emplyoment.
Founded in 2003, our mission is to promote the health and well-being of the world’s torture survivors. UHHR’s innovative, evidence-based, and holistic services promote health, dignity, and self-sufficiency and are guided by profound respect for the dignity and resiliency of our clients. Our services are driven by our clients’ needs and include individual and group therapy, psychiatry clinic, intensive case management, medical advocacy, Mind Body skills groups, Wellness groups, art therapy, wilderness experiences, massage, occupational therapy, and wrap around services for asylum seekers.
Founded in 1977 and commited to iImproving the quality of life for refugees and immigrants in Utah. Originally established to support Asian immigrants and refugees in their transition to life in the United States, the organization has expanded its resources and services over the past 40 years to assist refugees and immigrants from around the world. We are devoted to helping clients become more self-sufficient in their daily lives, and aim to reduce the barriers that refugees and immigrants face when adapting to life in the U.S. Individuals and families in need can receive case management services, employment help, counseling and mental health treatment, English classes, after-school tutoring and more. We also work closely with the Utah resettlement agencies, refugee communities, state protective services, and many others, to ensure a greater network of support for our clients.
Utah Pride unites, empowers and celebrates Utah’s diverse LGBTQ+ community by providing a safe and welcoming space for education, partnerships, services and events which advance our collective health, wellness and success
Since 1979 the Peace & Justice Center has been a leader in social justice activism in Vermont. Our Board and Staff work with community members, local businesses, non-profit organizations, activists, and volunteers to help all Vermonters achieve self-sufficiency and shared prosperity. Our Center is open to the public and offers a social justice library and a community meeting room space.
The Root Social Justice Center provides a physically and financially accessible space to support and bring together communities working for social justice. We operate collectively to sustain a space that strives to be free of oppression, harm, and injustice.
The Community Justice Network of Vermont (CJNVT) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit membership organization whose members share a belief in the importance and efficacy of restorative responses to conflict and crime as an alternative to traditional criminal prosecution, punishment, and retribution. Its mission is to broaden and strengthen Vermont’s restorative practices through leadership, advocacy, education, and partnerships. In 1998, the Vermont Department of Corrections (DOC) initiated partnerships with municipalities to develop community justice centers (CJCs) to deliver restorative justice to and with communities. There are now 20 community justice centers in Vermont, and the CJNVT serves as a place where CJC members — organizations or individuals — can share ideas, promote best practices, and support communities as they create restorative, inclusive solutions to the problems of conflict and crime.
CJNVT member justice centers rely on community volunteers who donate hundreds of hours to help deliver programs that help repair the harm caused by crime and conflict in communities throughout Vermont. CJCs also play a key role in successful restorative reentry of people who have been incarcerated as they return to their communities, providing intensive support services for employment, housing, mentoring, social life, and reparations.
ACT is a collaborative providing advocacy, training, and consulting to raise consciousness about oppression and privilege. Much of ACT's work is focused on bringing about racial and economic justice so that all people are safe, valued, empowered and thriving. ACT provides strategies and tools to put equity into practice personally, organizationally, and at the policy level. Since it's inception in 2014 facilitators have logged over 300 workshop hours with preschools, non-profit boards and staff, service providers, churches, colleges, police, youth, teachers, and school administration.
Since 1989, Outright Vermont has provided support, advocacy, and celebration of young queer people in Vermont. Our mission is to build safe, healthy, and supportive environments for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth ages 13-22. Founded by a small group of queer adults, after a national survey discovered that queer youth were dramatically at higher risks of suicide than their heterosexual peers, Outright Vermont has built up programming that now includes: queer youth spaces, education & outreach work statewide, and annual large scale events for queer youth & the larger queer community. All of this, and so much more, happens thanks to a dedicated staff, volunteer crew, and board of directors that give their time, skills, and money to move our mission forward.
Green Mountain Crossroads connects rural LGBTQ people to build community, visibility, knowledge and power. Based in Brattleboro, Vermont, we work locally and regionally throughout northern New England. We are building a multi-issue social justice movement of rural LGBTQ people, and we envision a resilient community of communities that works toward the transformation of our economic, social, and political relationships.
In the neighborhoods surrounding Burlington and Rutland, Vermont, we open doors for uprooted people, helping the world’s most vulnerable rebuild their lives. We are part of a nationwide network that breaks through social, cultural, and economic barriers so previously interrupted lives can flourish. The first welcome begins with navigating American culture, laying solid foundations for a fresh start, and making essential community connections to successfully integrate into our community.
Since 1980, the Richmond Peace Education Center is a grassroots, memeber-supported organization. We have been an unwavering voice for peaceful conflict resolution, social justice, and nonviolent social change in the Richmond, Virginia region. Over the years the center has evolved, developing new programs and areas of focus to meet new concerns. Today the Richmond Peace Education Center is working actively to build a more peaceful and just community and world through its workshops, public events, youth programs, and conflict resolution training.
Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC) is committed to leading and coordinating efforts to seek justice in civil legal matters for lower-income Virginians. Established in 1978 to advocate on behalf of low-income Virginians on poverty issues of statewide importance, VPLC is the only statewide organization providing training to local Legal Aid program staff, private bar attorneys, and low-income clients, relating exclusively to the legal rights of Virginia’s poor. VPLC also assists low-income Virginians and Legal Aid programs with legislative and administrative proposals affecting the poor in Virginia as well as providing technical assistance, training and publications to Virginia’s Legal Aid programs in the following substantive areas: consumer law, domestic and sexual violence law, elder law, family law, health law, housing law and public benefits law.
Founding in 2011, Progress Virginia is the voice of Virginia’s progressive majority. We stand up for progressive values and hold the right wing accountable. Progress Virginia is a “campaign that never stops.” While candidates come and go, we’re here year round fighting to build a future where every Virginian can succeed, no matter their background. We use creative earned media and digital strategies to power progress around the Commonwealth. Our team goes to work every day thinking about how we can tell your stories and amplify your voices to inspire progressive change in Virginia.. We work hand-in-hand with progressive partners and our members to challenge conservative propaganda and get out a winning message.
Founded in 1989 as Virginians for Justice, Equality Virginia is the leading statewide, non-partisan education, outreach, and advocacy organization seeking equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Virginians (LGBT). EV, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is tasked with providing the research and educational foundation for EV’s advocacy and to provide legal analysis and education on issues affecting LGBT Virginians. EV believes that we are stronger together than alone. Together we will create a Virginia that a safe, welcoming, and equal place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender to live, work and play.
Virginia Organizing is a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization dedicated to challenging injustice by empowering people in local communities to address issues that affect the quality of their lives. Virginia Organizing especially encourages the participation of those who have traditionally had little or no voice in our society. By building relationships with individuals and groups throughout the state, Virginia Organizing strives to get them to work together, democratically and non-violently, for change.
Equal Rights Washington (ERW) is Washington's statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) advocacy and community outreach organization. ERW's mission is to ensure and promote dignity, safety, and equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Washingtonians.
Through education, advocacy, and celebration, the Rainbow Center expands resources and safe space for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied (LGBTQA) community. Based In Tacoma.
The mission of Washington CAN! is to achieve economic, social and racial equality in order to establish a democratic society characterized by justice and fairness, with respect for diversity, and a decent quality of life for all those who reside in Washington State. We are creating and maintaining a large, strong and diverse statewide community presences of grassroots leaders, community members, friend and allies to fight for these goals.
Seattle Young People’s Project is a 24-year-old grassroots community-based organization creating space for anti-racist youth-led community organizing with an emphasis on youth from historically oppressed communities. We are based in the Beacon Hill neighborhood out of the Black Power EPICenter Cooperative, a collective space ran by People of Color-led community groups. SYPP fosters opportunities for youth to meet each other and adult mentors, form friendships, develop community organizing campaigns, and work in our community garden, Nurturing Roots.
Our mission is to work for the success of refugees to undergo a smooth transitional process, and attain self-sustainable status in their new country. We do that by focusing on community-based efforts including education, awareness, and safety. We want to make a difference.
The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with nearly 90 years of activism and community experience in the heart of Seattle’s most diverse neighborhood, the Central District. The League has historically focused its community work in education, employment, health and housing with Seattle’s disenfranchised African-American community. The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle is committed to working across the board with diverse communities in order to help make Seattle an equitable and prosperous place to live for all of its residents.
Founded in 1989, WV FREE is a reproductive health, rights, and justice organization that works every day for West Virginia women and families to improve education on reproductive options, increase access to affordable birth control, reduce teen pregnancy, improve adolescent health, and protect personal decision-making, including the decision of whether or when to have a child. - See more at: http://www.wvfree.org/about/#sthash.Xh2QjJDu.dpuf
Fairness West Virginia (Fairness) is the statewide civil rights advocacy organization dedicated to fair treatment and civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender West Virginians. Our mission is to ensure LGBT people can be open, honest and safe at home, at work, and in the community. We represent the diversity of Appalachia and our membership is open to everyone who believes in fundamental fairness.
Is are a group of Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy and laypersons who have come together for the purpose of helping refugees, in light of the current crisis in Syria and other places around the world that has displaced millions of people. We are located in Charleston, West Virginia.
One Wisconsin Institute conducts strategic research and public education on issues including attacks on voter rights, the absence of fair taxation, the threat to public education and student loan debt, among other issues.
BHCW has been at the forefront of health issues that have impacted African Americans and other underprivileged populations in the state of Wisconsin. Whether issuing a Health Manifesto to public or private officials, or rallying for equitable access to health care for minorities, the BHCW has gained the reputation of being the voice for underprivileged populations that go unheard all too often.
Fair Wisconsin Inc. works to build a fair, safe, and inclusive Wisconsin for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people by advancing, achieving, and protecting LGBT civil rights through lobbying, legislative advocacy, grassroots organizing, coalition building and electoral involvement.
South Central Wisconsin’s LGBT Community Center works to promote equality and quality of life for LGBT people. The center offers many programs for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. These include resource identification and referral, publications, a cybercenter, lending library, speaker's bureau, social and support groups, events, health programs, and fiscal sponsorship to six smaller nonprofit projects.
The Council for the Spanish Speaking, Inc. advocates on behalf of Latinos and the socially and economically challenged. It offers programs in education, housing and human services to improve quality of life for families, children, youth, and the aging; promotes cultural, racial and linguistic understanding; and community planning and development supportive of social and economic equity.
Wyoming Equality seeks to enhance the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the Equality State by providing: Education, Information, Activities, Support, a Networking System, and an Advocacy System for people impacted by gender and sexual orientation issues.