Charitable Entities & Advocacy Groups

Worthy of Secular Progressive Support

 

We are living through a time in which authoritarian tendencies are on the rise in government. As Secular Progressives, we recognize that big money is on side of our political opponents. Yet, we are compelled to resist these authoritarian and oligarchical trends and trust that the cause of democracy is a just one. One way in which the power of the people can eventually bring about a more just and equitable society is for us to brandish our checkbooks and contribute to the causes that matter to us. As individuals, our contributions may seem modest. But together we can make a significant impact.

 

Below you will find a list of political concerns that are important to progressives, as well as philosophical concerns that carry weight for secularists. I encourage you to browse through the lists. Hopefully, you will find several charitable entities and advocacy groups that interest you personally that you feel are deserving of your support. Just click on the links, investigate them, and consider what you are willing to do. Personally speaking, I actually find it enjoyable! -- Gary M. Linscott

 

P.S.  Every penny you contribute will go directly to the entity you decide to support. Nothing accrues to the benefit of this website.

P.S.S. Entities below tagged with the initials CN have been rated by Charity Navigator. Four star or three star ratings indicate superb trustworthiness. Political entities, however, are not evaluated by charity rating services. Similarly, recently established charities – those having operated for fewer than seven years – are likewise unrated, even though they may be worthy organizations.  

Emergency & Disaster Relief

 

  • United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

       Coronavirus Emergency Appeal

       https://donate.unhcr.org/int/coronavirus-emergency/~my-donation

 

  • United Nations World Food Program (WFP)

       https://www.wfp.org/

 

  • Feeding America  CN 4 Stars

https://www.feedingamerica.org/

 

  • International Rescue Committee   CN 4 Stars

https://www.rescue.org/

 

  • Doctors Without Borders  CN 4 Stars

https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/

  • International Medical Corps  CN 3 Stars

https://internationalmedicalcorps.org/

  • American Red Cross  CN 3 Stars

https://www.redcross.org/

 

  • Coronavirus Relief Resources

Recommended by Bernie Sanders

https://berniesanders.com/lessons-coronavirus-bernie-sanders-addresses-nation/coronavirus-relief-funds

 

 

Civil Rights in U.S.

 

  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)  CN 4 Stars

           www.aclu.org

 

  • Southern Poverty Law Center  CN 4 Stars

www.wplcenter.org

  • Demos   CN 3 Stars

https://www.demos.org/

 

Consumer Protections & Economic Policy Reform


•    Public Citizen  CN 3 Stars
      www.citizen.org

 

  • Common Cause

www.commoncause.org


Criminal Justice Reform

  • The Sentencing Project   CN 3 Stars

       https://www.sentencingproject.org/

 

•    Drug Policy Alliance  CN 2 Stars
      www.drugpolicy.org  

 

•    Black Lives Matter 
      
https://blacklivesmatter.com/

    

•   The Innocence Project 
   
 https://www.innocenceproject.org/

 

  • Campaign Zero Combating Police Violence                      

   https://www.joincampaignzero.org/


Death and Dying 

•    Death with Dignity National Center  CN 4 Stars
      https://www.deathwithdignity.org/

 

 

•    Final Exit Network
     
https://finalexitnetwork.org/

•    Hospice Foundation of America
     
https://hospicefoundation.org/

•    MedCure 
      Body Donation to Support Medical Science
      https://medcure.org/


Environmentalism & Nature Conservation

•    Environmental Defense Fund   CN 4 Stars
      www.edf.org  

•    Friends of the Earth   CN 4 Stars
      https://foe.org/

 

 

 

  • National Audubon Society  CN 4 Stars

www.audubon.org

 

•    GreenPeace Fund  CN 3 Stars
      www.greenpeacefund.org  

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•    The Nature Conservancy  CN 3 Stars

      www.nature.org  

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  • African Wildlife Foundation (AFW)  CN 3 Stars                       

       https://www.awf.org/                                                

 

  • Jane Goodall Institute (JGI)  CN 3 Stars

       https://www.janegoodall.org/   

Global Warming & Climate Change

•   350.org Battling Global Warming  CN 4 Stars
     
https://350.org/

•    Union of Concerned Scientists   CN 4 Stars
     
https://www.ucsusa.org/
 

•    US Climate Action Network

      https://www.usclimatenetwork.org/
     

Gun Control

•  The Brady Campaign   CN 3 Stars

    United Against Gun Violence 
   
https://www.bradyunited.org/

•    Giffords

      Courage to Fight Gun Violence
     
https://giffords.org/  

•    Newtown Action Alliance
     
https://www.newtownactionalliance.org/


Human Rights, International & U.S.

•    Doctors Without Borders   CN 4 Stars
     
www.doctorswithoutborders.org

 

  • Amnesty International   CN 3 Stars

      www.amnesty.org  

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•    Human Rights Watch  CN 3 Stars
     
www.hrw.org  


Health Care Reform

•    California Nurses Association/
      National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC) 
      
https://www.nationalnursesunited.org/

•    Families USA
     
https://familiesusa.org/

•    Health Care for America NOW!
     
 http://healthcareforamericanow.org/

•    Medicare for All
     
https://berniesanders.com/issues/medicare-for-all/ 

•    National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics 

      CN 3 Stars
      
https://www.nafcclinics.org/


Immigration Reform & Refugee Assimilation

•    International Rescue Committee  CN 4 Stars
     
https://www.rescue.org/

•    Asylum Access   CN 3 Stars
      Making Human Rights a Reality for Refugees 
     
https://asylumaccess.org/

•    RAICES   CN 3 Stars
      Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services
     
https://www.raicestexas.org/ 

•    Women's Refugee Commission 
     
https://www.womensrefugeecommission.org/ 

 

 

•    KIND Kids in Need of Defense
      
https://supportkind.org/

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  • Minority Humanitarian Foundation 

       https://www.minorityhumanitarianfoundation.com/

 

  • Al Otro Lado

      Legal Services for Immigrants at the Mexican Border

      https://alotrolado.org/


Investigative and Public Watchdog Journalism

•    American Public Radio
     
https://www.americanpublicmedia.org/

•    Democracy Now!  
     
www.democracynow.org  

•    Hightower Lowdown  
      
https://hightowerlowdown.org/

•    The Guardian
     
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news

      https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/all

•    The Intercept  
     
https://theintercept.com/
 

  • The Progressive (Magazine) 

http://www.progressive.org/

 

  • Public Broadcasting System (PBS) 

www.pbs.com

  • The Washington Spectator

https://washingtonspectator.org/

 

  • Wikimedia (Wikipedia)  CN 4 Stars

           https://www.wikimedia.org/

Labor & Workers’ Rights

  • In These Times (Magazine) 

http://inthesetimes.com/

 

  • United Farm Workers (UFW) 

http://www.ufw.org/

 

  • California Nurses Association/

National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC)

https://www.nationalnursesunited.org/california-nurses-association

 

  • National Domestic Workers Alliance

https://www.domesticworkers.org/

  • Democracy at Work (d@w)

https://www.democracyatwork.info/

Local Community Service (San Diego, CA)

 

  • Feeding America San Diego  CN 4 Stars 

       http://feedingamericasd.org/

      

  • United Way of San Diego County  CN 3 Stars 

       http://www.uwsd.org/

 

  • San Diego Volunteer Services  

       www.volunteersandiego.org

 

  • Minority Humanitarian Foundation 

https://www.minorityhumanitarianfoundation.com/

Minority Rights

 

       https://texascivilrightsproject.org/

 

  • Resist, Incorporated  CN 3 Stars 

       http://resist.org/

 

  • Human Rights Campaign  CN 3 Stars

       www.hrc.org

 

  • Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders  CN 3 Stars

http://www.glad.org/ 

 

  • Point Foundation   CN 3 Stars

The National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund

         https://pointfoundation.org/

 

  • Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

       https://pflag.org/

 

  • Voto Latino    CN 3 Stars

https://votolatino.org/

 

  • American Indian College Fund    CN 3 Stars

       http://www.collegefund.org/

 

  • United Negro College Fund    CN 3 Stars

http://www.uncf.org/

 

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

       www.naacp.org 

 

  • ASPIRE PAC

ASian Americans & Pacific Islanders Rising & Empowering PAC.

http://aspirepac.org/

Political Reform in the U.S.

 

  • Fair Vote   Advocating Ranked Voting   CN 4 Stars

https://www.fairvote.org/

 

  • People for the American Way Foundation  CN 3 Stars

http://www.pfaw.org/

 

  • Government Accountability Project  CN 3 Stars

Protecting Governmental Whistleblowers

https://whistleblower.org/     

 

  • Democratic Party

 

  • ActBlue

       https://secure.actblue.com/

 

  • California Democratic Party 

       http://www.cadem.org/

 

  • Democratic National Committee (DNC) 

       https://www.democrats.org/

 

  • Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee ((DSCC) 

www.dscc.org

 

  • Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) 

       http://dccc.org/

 

  • Democratic Governors Association

       https://democraticgovernors.org/

 

  • Democratic Socialists of America 

http://www.dsausa.org/

 

  • End Citizens United

https://endcitizensunited.org/

 

  • Fair Fight  Stacey Abrams against Voter Suppression

www.fairfight.com

 

  • MoveOn.org – Democracy In Action 

http://front.moveon.org/

 

  • Our Revolution  Bernie Sanders

https://ourrevolution.com/

  

  • Progressive Democrats of America 

http://pdamerica.org/

 

  • Progressive Turnout Project

https://www.turnoutpac.org/

Population Control & Reproductive Services Worldwide

 

  • International Planned Parenthood Federation/

Western Hemisphere Region    CN 4 Stars

https://ippfwhr.org/ 

 

  • International Planned Parenthood Federation - Worldwide Inc.

https://www.ippf.org/

 

  • Pathfinder International   CN 4 Stars

http://www.pathfinder.org/

 

  • Population Connection (Formerly ZPG)   CN 4 Stars

http://www.populationconnection.org/

 

  • Global Fund for Women    CN 3 Stars

https://www.globalfundforwomen.org/

 

  • Marie Stopes International

https://www.mariestopes.org/

Poverty & Hunger, U.S. & Worldwide

 

  • United Nations Children’s Fund  (UNICEF) 

http://www.unicef.org/

 

  • Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE)  

www.care.org

 

  • Partners in Health   CN 4 Stars

http://www.pih.org/  

 

  • The Carter Center  CN 4 Stars

https://www.cartercenter.org/

 

  • Feeding America    CN 4 Stars

https://www.feedingamerica.org/

 

  • Feeding America San Diego    CN 4 Stars   

http://feedingamericasd.org/

 

  • ActionAid USA    CN 3 Stars

http://www.actionaid.org/

 

  • KIVA   CN 3 Stars 

Loans That Change Lives 

www.kiva.org 

 

  • Oxfam America   CN 3 Stars 

The Power of People Against Poverty

http://www.oxfam.org/

 

  • Technoserve    CN 3 Stars

Business Solutions to Poverty

https://www.technoserve.org/ 

  • FINCA - Pathways Out Of Poverty  

www.finca.org

Secularism: Skeptics, Atheists, Freethinkers & Humanists

 

  • Freedom From Religion Foundation  CN 4 Stars

http://ffrf.org/   

 

  • Center for Inquiry   CN 3 Stars

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/ 

 

  • Council for Secular Humanism   CN 3 Stars

       www.secularhumanism.org/

 

  • Free Inquiry (Magazine)

       https://secularhumanism.org/subscribe/

 

  • Committee for Skeptical Inquiry

       https://skepticalinquirer.org/

 

  • Skeptical Inquiry (Magazine)

       https://skepticalinquirer.org/

 

  • American Atheists

https://www.atheists.org/

 

  • American Humanist Association (AHA)

www.americanhumanist.org

 

  • Americans United for Separation of Church & State

https://www.au.org/

   

  • Freethought Society

https://www.ftsociety.org/

 

  • Foundation Beyond Belief 

www.foundationbeyondbelief.org

 

  • Recovering from Religion

https://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/

 

  • Secular Coalition for America 

www.secular.org  

 

  • Sunday Assembly of San Diego 

http://www.sundayassemblysandiego.org/

 

  • Universalist Unitarian Church International Aid 

http://www.uua.org/international

 

Women’s Rights & Reproductive Health Care

 

  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America  CN 4 Stars

www.plannedparenthood.org

  • National

       https://www.plannedparenthood.org/

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  • Gulf Coast   CN 3 Stars

       https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-gulf-coast

  • Pacific Southwest

       https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-pacific-southwest

 

  • NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation  CN 4 Stars

National Abortion Rights Action League

https://www.prochoiceamerica.org/

http://www.naral.org/  

 

  • Guttmacher Institute    CN 4 Stars

https://www.guttmacher.org/

 

  • MADRE    CN 4 Stars

Demanding Rights, Resources & Results for Women Worldwide  

www.madre.org

 

  • Center for Reproductive Rights    CN 4 Stars

https://www.reproductiverights.org/

           

  • Engender Health     CN 3 Stars

https://www.engenderhealth.org/  

  

  • National Organization for Women (NOW)  

www.now.org

Voter Suppression

 

  • Demos     CN 3 Stars

https://www.demos.org/     

  • Fair Fight

Stacey Abrams against Voter Suppression

www.fairfight.com

 

https://texascivilrightsproject.org/

 

  • National Democratic Redistricting PAC  

Eric Holder & Barak Obama against Gerrymandering

http://democraticredistricting.com

  • ASPIRE PAC

ASian Americans & Pacific Islanders Rising & Empowering PAC.

http://aspirepac.org/

 

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