Organizations to Support in This Age of Autocrats & Fascists

We strongly encourage you to become ongoing, supporting donors.  Ongoing donations allow organizations to plan for long term projects and positions, and give more stability.  Don’t just give your max now - work out how much you can sustainably give in the long term, and encourage friends and family to make similar commitments!

  1. Trans Lifeline- http://www.translifeline.org 
  • Trans run and staffed crisis hotline, also needs volunteers.  Calls since the election have already broken records, and they need resources to keep up.

  1. Sylvia Rivera Law Project- http://srlp.org
  • Offering critical and often difficult to obtain legal resources to low income transgender individuals and transgender individuals of color, including those affected by incarceration.  

  1. Southerners on New Ground- http://southernersonnewground.org
  • SONG is a regional Queer Liberation organization made up of people of color, immigrants, undocumented people, people with disabilities, working class and rural and small town, LGBTQ people in the South. We believe that Community Organizing is the best way for us to build collective power and transform the South.

  1. Diverse City Fund- http://www.diversecityfund.org
  • Our support comes in the form of small grants to grassroots social justice projects/organizations led by people of color in DC.  Smaller community initiatives have few options for funding, but it is often these very projects that work to build institutions by and for communities with the least access to resources.

  1. National Network of Abortion Funds- https://abortionfunds.org
  • Working to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access by centering people who have abortions and organizing at the intersections of racial, economic, and reproductive justice

  1. Assata’s Daughters- http://www.assatasdaughters.org
  • Founded, planned, and operated by Black women, Assata’s Daughters carries on the tradition of radical liberatory activism encompassed by Assata Shakur.  Providing community resources, training young organizers, and taking Direct Action.

  1. No More Deaths/No Mas Muertes- http://forms.nomoredeaths.org
  • Direct intervention providing water, food, socks, blankets, and other supplies to migrants in the Arizona deserts near the border with Mexico. Medical team volunteers provide emergency first-aid treatment to individuals in distress.

  1. Survived and Punished- https://www.alliedmedia.org/survived-and-punished
  • Survived and Punished is a national organizing project to end the criminalization of survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

  1. The Audre Lorde Project- http://alp.org
  • A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Nonconforming People of Color center for community organizing through mobilization, education and capacity-building, focusing on the New York City area.

  1. Juntos - http://vamosjuntos.org 
  • Juntos is a community-led, Latinx immigrant organization in South Philadelphia fighting for our human rights as workers, parents, youth, and immigrants.

  1. Council on American-Islamic Relations- https://www.cair.com
  • Civil rights staff at CAIR offices nationwide receive reports of discrimination on a daily basis and work to resolve them through mediation, negotiation, public pressure or, if necessary, through legal action.

  1. Decarcerate PA- http://decarceratepa.info
  • Decarcerate PA is a grassroots campaign working to end mass incarceration in Pennsylvania.  We demand that PA stop building prisons, reduce the prison population, and reinvest money in our communities.

  1. Showing Up for Racial Justice- http://www.showingupforracialjustice.org
  • Through community organizing, mobilizing and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.

  1. Women With A Vision- http://wwav-no.org
  • Created by and for women of color in New Orleans, WWAV is a social justice non-profit that addresses issues faced by women within our community and region. Major areas of focus include Sex Worker Rights, Drug Policy Reform, HIV Positive Women’s Advocacy, and Reproductive Justice outreach.

  1. Chicago Community Bond Fund- https://www.chicagobond.org
  • The Chicago Community Bond Fund (CCBF) pays bond for people charged with crimes in Cook County, Illinois. Through a revolving fund, CCBF supports individuals whose communities cannot afford to pay the bonds themselves and who have been impacted by structural violence.

  1. Sacred Stone Camp- http://sacredstonecamp.org
  • The Sacred Stone Camp in the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is on the frontlines of the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

  1. The Center on Race, Justice, and the Environment- http://www.crpe-ej.org
  • The Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment is a national environmental justice organization providing legal, organizing, and technical assistance to grassroots groups in low-income communities and communities of color.

  1. Sex Workers Outreach Program- http://www.swopusa.org/donations
  • Sex Workers Outreach Project-USA is a national social justice network dedicated to the fundamental human rights of people involved in the sex trade and their communities, focusing on ending violence and stigma through education and advocacy.

  1. HIPS- http://www.hips.org
  • We believe that those engaged in sex work, sex trade, and drug use should be able to live healthy, self-determined, and self-sufficient lives free from stigma, violence, criminalization or oppression. We will achieve this through engaging sex workers, drug users and our communities in challenging structural barriers to health, safety, and prosperity.

  1. Washington Area Clinic Defense Task Force- http://www.wacdtf.org
  • The Washington Area Clinic Defense Task Force is an all-volunteer, non-violent group founded in the 1980s, aiming to promote peaceful and safe access to women’s health clinics in DC area by providing escorts.

  1. Project NIA- http://www.project-nia.org
  • Project NIA does education, advocacy, and intervention work, based in the principles of participatory community justice – often called restorative or transformative justice – which has been shown to meet the needs of victims, reduce recidivism, and improve satisfaction with the legal system.

  1. Critical Resistance- http://criticalresistance.org
  • Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the prison industrial complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe. We believe that basic necessities such as food, shelter, and freedom are what really make our communities secure.

  1. Dash DC- http://dashdc.org
  • DASH is an innovator in providing access to safe housing and services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual violence and their families as they rebuild their lives on their own terms.

  1. Third Wave Fund - http://thirdwavefund.org/index.html
  • Third Wave is an activist fund led by and for women of color, intersex, queer, and trans folks under 35 years old. We ensure young folks are decision-makers at the cutting edge of Gender Justice philanthropy where they are often absent.

 

  1.  National Lawyers Guild Mass Defense Committee - https://www.nlg.org
  • The National Lawyers Guild’s (NLG) Mass Defense Committee is a network of lawyers, legal workers, and law students providing legal support for political activists, protesters and movements for social change. Major activities include getting you out of jail after mass arrests and mobilizations.

  1. National Immigration Project: http://www.nationalimmigrationproject.org/
  • Persistently promoting justice and equality of treatment in all areas of immigration law, the criminal justice system, and social policies related to immigration. We provide technical assistance and support to legal practitioners, immigrant communities, community-based organizations, and all advocates seeking to advance the rights of noncitizens.

  1. Momentum -  https://www.momentumcommunity.org/
  • Momentum is dedicated to teaching and learning the craft of popular movements fighting for justice. We give grassroots organizers the tools to build massive, decentralized social movements that aim to shift the terrain under policymakers’ feet. We need transformational change, and we believe it won’t come from within the political system.

  1. Ruckus Society - http://ruckus.org/
  • The Ruckus Society provides environmental, human rights, and social justice organizers with the tools, training, and support needed to achieve their goals through the strategic use of creative, nonviolent direct action.