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Date Amount GranteeWhy?CategoryCategory 2Payment methodOther info
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5/27/2024$1,500Austin Pets Alive
https://www.austinpetsalive.org/
Austin pets, woman from Twitter gave me a tour of facility, I was impressedDAF
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5/15/2024$500Save the ChildrenCarly recDAF
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4/21/2024$500United Way of Town of Palm Beach, FloridaShaida recDAF
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4/19/2024$500Trevor ProjectPeyton recDAF
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3/8/2024$1,250Reason Foundationhttps://reason.org/Nick Gillespie support; honestly they invited me to a cool dinner and I appreciated being includedDAF
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1/5/2024$2,500Food on Foothttps://foodonfoot.org/via Mallory Blair, unhoused population support in her local communityDAF
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12/28/2023$2,500Friends Of United Hatzalahhttps://israelrescue.org/via Mallory Blair, Israel emergency supportDAF
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11/26/2023$1,000Return to Dirt / High Fives Foundation
https://highfivesfoundation.org/programs/return-to-dirt/
Shaggy Eells friend and supports disabled people in a unique wayDAF
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11/21/2023$1,000The Birthday Party Project
https://www.thebirthdaypartyproject.org/
via Paige and Twitter beef w/the anon accounts also looks like a great orgDAF
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11/21/2023$1,000Austin Street Centerhttps://austinstreet.org/via tip from Twitter beef w/the anon accounts also looks like a great org serving Dallas homeless populationDAF
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11/21/2023$1,000NIGHT STALKER FOUNDATION
https://www.nightstalkerfoundation.com/
via Christian Ruf on Twitter from my beef w/the anon accounts, military helicopter something I trust himDAF
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11/21/2023$1,000Daily Bread Ministrieshttps://www.dbmsa.org/via Jon FitzSimon on Twitter from anon account drama, San Antonio org fighting povertyDAF
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11/21/2023$1,000EveryCat Health Foundationhttps://everycat.org/via Ryan Lackey on Twitter thread todayDAF
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11/21/2023$1,000ADULT & TEEN CHALLENGE OF TEXAShttps://teenchallengetx.org/via Bethany CRE Broker on Twitter on thread today to donateDAF
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9/19/2023$1,000Johnny's Ambassadors
https://johnnysambassadors.org/
in memory // for Sally Hogshead's sonDAF
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9/19/2023$6,300various museums in Texas and nearbygenerally experimenting and learning about givingDAF
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3/31/2023$500BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION INCDAF
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1/12/2023$500cARTie Connecticut's Non Profit Mobile Art Museum Bushttps://www.cartie.org/DAF
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1/4/2023$1,000Val Verde Border Humanitarian Coalitionhttps://vvbhcoalition.com/DAF
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1/3/2023$1,000Liberty Ukraine Foundationhttps://www.libertyukraine.org/DAF
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12/16/2022$250Arkansas Museums Association Inc
https://www.arkansasmuseums.org/#:~:text=The%20Arkansas%20Museums%20Association%20(AMA,and%20interest%20in%20Arkansas%20Museums.
regional support of a state museum associationMuseumsDAF
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12/13/2022$250Michigan Museums Association
https://www.michiganmuseums.org/
regional support of a state museum associationMuseumsDAF
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11/4/2022$500National Libery Museum
https://www.libertymuseum.org/
for the Young Heroes Outreach Program, in honor of Alan Johnson-McNuttMuseumsDAF
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11/4/2022$250Colorado Wyoming Association of Museumshttps://www.cwam-us.org/regional support of a state museum associationMuseumsDAF
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8/31/2022$250Mississippi Museums Associationhttps://msmuseums.org/regional support of a state museum associationMuseumsDAF
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7/16/2022$250Caritas of Austinhttps://caritasofaustin.org/DAF
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7/13/2022$250Iowa Museum Associationhttps://www.iowamuseums.org/regional support of a state museum associationMuseumsDAF
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7/12/2022$250Florida Association of Museums Foundation Inchttps://flamuseums.org/regional support of a state museum associationMuseumsDAF
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7/8/2022$500Friends of Austin Animal Centerhttps://www.friendsofaac.org/support for animal centerDAF
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7/7/2022$250California Association Of Museumshttps://www.calmuseums.org/regional support of a state museum associationMuseumsDAF
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6/30/2022$250Museum of Arizona
https://statemuseum.arizona.edu/
MuseumsDAF
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6/22/2022$250Automobile Driving Museum
https://www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org/
MuseumsDAF
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6/8/2022$250PA Museumshttps://pamuseums.org/MuseumsDAF
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6/4/2022$250National Emerging Museum Professional Network
https://nationalempnetwork.org/
new generation of museum leaders! convo w Chloe Doucette on emailMuseumsDAF
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6/1/2022$250Oklahoma Museums Associationhttps://www.okmuseums.org/regional support, convo w/Stacy O'Daniel on emailMuseumsDAF
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5/25/2022$250The Fire Museum Of Maryland
https://www.firemuseummd.org/
Stephen Heaver is a friend, reads my newsletter, new Fireboat projectMuseumsDAF
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5/24/2022$250Southeastern Museums Conference (Semc)https://www.semcdirect.net/convo with Zinnia Willits! MuseumsDAF
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5/16/2022$200Childrens Museum Of Jacksonvillehttps://zingzumm.org/MuseumsDAF
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5/16/2022$250North Platte Area Childrens Museum
https://www.npchildrensmuseum.com/
brief convo with Kim Huddleston, their DirectorMuseumsDAF
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2/12/2022$1,000Cherry Creek Schools Foundationhttps://ccsdfoundation.org/Newberry Book Club for kids in Title I school district, run by my cousin Susie Gray IssacDAF
"My mock Newbery club, which I run in a small Title I (that is a category that means a high number of our students are at or below the poverty line) public school, needs about $800 a year to buy all the books we need. I fund raise every year, but it would be a dream come true to find a long term donor, ensuring the club won't have to end. Every single penny puts high quality books into the hands of 3rd-5th graders."
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2/9/2022$1,750Beit Al Atlas Via Faraway Projects
https://farawayprojects.org/projects/beit-al-atlas/
My friend Bilal's project in Beirut. Far Away Projects takes 7% cut of donation.DAF
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3uZCkRiPq4
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1/28/2022$1,900The Reason Foundationhttps://reason.org/DAF
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1/27/2022$100Jeffrey Howard
https://fundrazr.com/91wN2f?ref=tw_5AxV77_ab_20dIJzvEn4F20dIJzvEn4F
Community farm in St Louis areaCC
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1/25/2022$1,800Reasonhttps://reason.org/I appreciate their journalism and want to support their events. Hoping to learn more about the org in 2022.DAF
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1/21/2022$5,000Imerman Angelshttps://imermanangels.org/In honor of Ed Schoenfeld. Helpful org that provided mentors and counsel to his wife during Ed's final days with cancerDAF
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11/3/2021$1,000Bring It Up / Fort Wayne
https://www.gofundme.com/f/bringitup
Nathan project to improve vaccination rates in IndianaCC
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10/6/2021$2,500Wfu / Lilting Banshees
https://crowdfund.wfu.edu/campaigns/lilting-banshees-james-buescher-memorial-endowment#/
I was a member of this comedy troupe in college, I like the idea, good groupDAF
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9/15/2021$575Texas Wolfdog Project
https://texaswolfdogproject.org/
Toured the facility and seems very scrappy, just a personal interestCC
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9/10/2021$2,500Mlf / Community First Villagehttps://mlf.org/community-first/
Austin has a big homeless problem. I toured their Austin facility briefly. I like how they "rent" the homes, and how they focus on chronic homeless. Want to learn more and open to giving more.
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9/1/2021$500National Forest Foundation
https://support.nationalforests.org/morningsides-million-trees
My friend Gouri is raising, great cause (I like nature!!), but I also promised $100 for each day that I missed my ab workouts in AugustCC
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8/27/2021$1,000Pursuithttps://www.pursuit.org/Follow-on donation after last year, spoke w/Victoria Liu on their team to learn about progress etc. I would give more for non-NYCDAF
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8/24/2021$100Haiti Relief EffortsSara Sodine Parr InstagramSara is a friend, relief on the ground after earthquakeCC
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8/5/2021$200Mother In Need / Avi Flombaum
https://twitter.com/aviflombaum/status/1423268667362586626
Coding! And Avi is a good friendCC
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7/29/2021$500Brooklyn Artist FriendnoneSupporting a young artist friend towards her art studioVenmo
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5/18/2021$500Jason Scott
https://twitter.com/textfiles/status/1394681504396107780
SVHS tape deck for fan subs digitizationPayPal
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5/4/2021$500Raas (Reforestation As A Service)https://digitalhumani.com/Helps plant more trees, via a software platform. I think I was their first donor! To help pay AWS fees.PayPal
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3/1/2021$100Orphanage In Miahuatlan, Mexico
https://twitter.com/danpierson/status/1366458340235173893?s=21
Dan Pierson is a friend, and he said it is very well-run!Venmo
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2/28/2021$4,000Justin Mares / Inflection Grants
http://justinmares.com/apply-for-an-trajectory-change-grant/
I like Justin's idea and want to support this project! Giving money to under-25 people that can change their livesPayPal
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2/14/2021$500Jason Scott
https://twitter.com/textfiles/status/1361131055428812802
scanner for use with Internet Archive, or Jason's projects / experimentsPayPal
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2/8/2021$1,150Misc To Friends On Facebookexperiment, sent out five small donations to friends to pay to charities / orgs they care aboutVenmo and PayPal
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9/20/2020$1,000Power The Pollshttps://www.powerthepolls.org/rec via Landslide Coalition: "recruit and hire a new generation of poll workers"DAF
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8/31/2020$100Noah Projecthttps://noahproject.org/Domestic violence support, in honor of Officer Kurt in Texas
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8/29/2020$100Donorschoose
https://www.donorschoose.org/project/learning-about-living-things-through-non/5001416/
Books, in honor of Rachel's birthdayNYCCCPreK-2nd grade
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7/6/2020$1,000Propublica
https://www.propublica.org/about/
Independent, investigative journalismJournalismDAF
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6/7/2020$500Journalism Fund For Black Newspapers
https://www.localmedia.org/journalism-fund-for-black-newspapers/
"raising and distributing money to historic black newspapers that are often the only trusted source of news for black readers."BLMJournalismCC (plus $33 fees)
https://twitter.com/chloecockburn/status/1267895987781144577
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6/7/2020$1,000Pursuithttps://www.pursuit.org/
Dan Teran on Twitter, matching up to $25k, from their site: "We empower adults with the most need and potential to become software developers, launch careers in tech, and raise their salaries from $18K to $85K."
Job trainingNYCDAF
https://twitter.com/dpteran/status/1267555285792677892
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5/20/2020$1,000Stylist Support Relief Fund
https://www.gofundme.com/f/savethesalon/
10 to 1 match to support black hairstylists, salons, and barbershops: "Black hair salons and barber shops are a backbone of black entrepreneurship and an integral part of our communities."
COVID-19EntrepreneurshipCC
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5/5/2020$150Manhattan Theatre Club
http://manhattantheatreclub.com/giving
Anne, and from their site: "MTC.. a preeminent, not-for-profit producer of the highest quality, award-winning theatrical productions."ArtsFriendCC
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4/30/2020$1,000The Reason Foundation
https://reason.org/about-reason-foundation/
Journalism for free markets and entrepreneurship: "Reason Foundation advances a free society by developing, applying, and promoting libertarian principles, including individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law."
LibertarianJournalismDAF
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4/29/2020$100Florida Aids Walk & Music Festival!
https://www.floridaaidswalk.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=beneficiaries
Sally Hogshead and LGBTQLGBTQFriendCC
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4/21/2020$2,500Givedirectly
https://www.givedirectly.org/covid-19/us/
UBI and cash to those in need: "While COVID-19 has been tough on everyone, it has been particularly disastrous for SNAP recipients, many of whom were already barely making ends meet."
COVID-19UBIDAF
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3/30/2020$100@Feed_The_Er_Nyc
https://twitter.com/dpteran/status/1242825653948502016
Dan Teran on Twitter: "Please help me support ER doctors on the frontlines of the #COVID2019 crisis. Chef Adam Volk of @FryRedcrestFry and @esmebk is working to prepare and deliver good meals to ER doctors in NYC."
COVID-19NYCVenmo
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3/25/2020$100@Feed_The_Er_Nyc
https://twitter.com/dpteran/status/1242825653948502016
Dan Teran on Twitter: "Please help me support ER doctors on the frontlines of the #COVID2019 crisis. Chef Adam Volk of @FryRedcrestFry and @esmebk is working to prepare and deliver good meals to ER doctors in NYC."
COVID-19NYCVenmo
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3/8/2020$526Project Purple
https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/project-purple-2020-tcs-new-york-city-marathon/zach-klein
Zach Klein: "My mom passed away on April 14th, 2017 at the age of 61... This year I am running the NYC Marathon in her honor. I will be representing Project Purple whose mission is to find a cure for pancreatic cancer and to improve the lives of patients (and) provides funding for critical pancreatic cancer research as well as patient financial aid."
Pancreatic CancerFriendCC
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1/9/2020$2,500Givewell / The Clear Fundhttps://www.givewell.org/about
Operational support for the org to grow their research into great giving: "GiveWell is a nonprofit dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities and publishing the full details of our analysis to help donors decide where to give."
Effective AltruismGeneralDAF
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2022 TOTAL
$16,750
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2021 TOTAL
$15,625
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2020 TOTAL
$11,676
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FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS
Home page linkWhy?CategoryCategory 2Payment methodOther info
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10/12/2022Legacy Institute for Financial Education
https://www.legacy-institute.org/
https://www.texastribune.org/2022/10/12/new-chapter-nonprofit-lufkin-formerly-incarcerated-people/
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4/8/2022 Nuclear Threat Initiativehttps://www.nti.org/via Nicole Janeway Bills in DC
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4/8/2022Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/
via Nicole Janeway Bills in DC
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3/28/2022Grantmakers in the Artshttps://www.giarts.org/via Michael Feldman "fresh products in your area of interest - art and technology (aka art hacks?)"
https://www.giarts.org/webinar/2022/Supporting%20Art%20&%20Technology
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2/20/2022Wildflower Schoolshttps://wildflowerschools.org/"like YC for montessori teachers" via Keith Tom
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12/31/2021Spinal CSF Leak Foundationhttps://spinalcsfleak.org/via Jodi Ettenberg
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12/31/2021Amazon Sacred Headwatershttps://sacredheadwaters.org/via Peter Corbett in NYC (Tiger)
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12/31/2021Ronald McDonald House (Charlotte)via Cortney Holland, in honor of her son Archie
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10/31/2021The Trail FoundationTheTrailFoundation.orgHike and bike trail in Austin
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2/12/2021Internet Archive / archive.org
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2/2/2021Speech Firsthttps://speechfirst.org"first and only membership organization that defends free speech at America’s colleges and universities"
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11/23/2020Abel Speakshttps://www.abelspeaks.org/via Stephen Olmon, who gives to both: "they are both still at the scale that giving even $1000 is very meaningful / moves the needle for them"
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11/23/2020Hope Storyhttps://hopestory.org/via Stephen Olmon, who gives to both: "they are both still at the scale that giving even $1000 is very meaningful / moves the needle for them"
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11/13/2020Virtual Enterprises Internationalhttps://veinternational.org/via Danielle Strle
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10/22/2020Internet Archive / archive.orghttps://archive.org/donate/Good service that I like and want to support
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8/31/2020SOLUTIONS NOT PUNISHMENT COLLABORATIVE
https://www.snap4freedom.org/about
via SJW
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8/31/2020The Marsha P. Johnson Institutehttps://marshap.org/about-mpji/via SJW
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8/30/2020Transportation AlternativesBrian Van N. suggestion