For nearly 100 years, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has been our nation's guardian of liberty, working 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.
Action Against Hunger USA
Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children. We ensure families can access clean water, food, training, and health care. We enable entire communities to be free from hunger. With more than 6,500 staff in over 45 countries, our programs reached 14.9 million people in 2015.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.
American Liver Foundation
The mission of the American Liver Foundation is to promote education, advocacy, support services and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.
American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. Our work is focused on these strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases.
Animal Welfare Institute
Since 1951, the Animal Welfare Institute has been dedicated to reducing animal suffering caused by people.
We seek better treatment of animals everywhere - in the laboratory, on the farm, in commerce, at home,
and in the wild.
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), founded in 1974, is
a national organization that protects and promotes civil rights on behalf of Asian Americans. AALDEF works with partners and communities across the country to secure social justice for all through litigation, economic justice for workers, immigrant rights, educational equity, housing and environmental justice, anti-trafficking, and voting rights and civic participation.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Since 1987, The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has awarded more than $379 million to fund more than 5,500 mental health research grants worldwide.
We are committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.
100% of donor contributions for research are invested in our grants to scientists thanks to the generous support of two family foundations which cover our operating expenses.
Cancer Research Institute
Cancer Research Institute funds lifesaving research around the world that has led to a new class of treatments called immunotherapy.
It is the mission of CEDARS to help children achieve safety, stability, and enduring family relationships.
CHILD FIND OF AMERICA, INC.
To help create a world in which every child can thrive in a safe, healthy and legal environment, Child Find of America provides professional services designed to prevent and resolve child abduction and the family conflicts that can lead to abduction and abuse. www.childfindofamerica.org
Children's Defense Fund
CDF was established in 1973 and continues to serve as the leading independent voice for all children in America focusing on the essential needs of every child, especially those most at risk due to poverty and inequality. CDF advocates for the best interest of children through rigorous research, public education, youth leadership development, and community-based programs every day nationally and locally in 29 states. Founded by Marian Wright Edelman CDF maintains its independent voice for children.
Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation
The Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation (Diabetes Action), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1990, is committed to the prevention and treatment of diabetes and to the funding of innovative, promising research aimed at finding a cure for diabetes and diabetes related complications.
Alternative and complementary research
Grants for nutritional research
Promising research to find a cure for diabetes
Innovative research to prevent and treat diabetes
On DonorsChoose.org, public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests. You can give any amount to the project that inspires you.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy and free expression online through a strategic combination of impact litigation, policy analysis, activism, and technology development. We empower tinkerers, creators, coders, and consumers to reclaim freedom as our use of technology grows.
Fisher House Foundation, Inc.
Fisher Houses provide military families housing close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury.
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc.
To improve the quality of life for people who are blind, visually impaired, or with other special needs.
Helen Keller International
Helen Keller International is dedicated to saving the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. We combat the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition by establishing programs based on evidence and research in vision, health and nutrition. We envision a world where no one suffers from preventable or treatable blindness or low vision; no one suffers from malnutrition; and fewer people suffer loss of their productive years due to disability and premature death.
Homes For Our Troops, Inc.
To build and donate specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.
Human Rights First
Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. We believe American leadership is essential in the global struggle for human rights, so we press the U.S. government and private companies to respect human rights and the rule of law. When they fail, we step in to demand reform, accountability and justice. Around the world, we work where we can best harness American influence to secure core freedoms.
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
Providing immediate financial assistance and lifelong support for injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families.
Innocence Project, Inc.
The Innocence Project, which is affiliated with Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing and reforming the U.S. criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. To date, more than 335 people nationwide have been exonerated through DNA testing and dozens of states have implemented critical reforms to prevent wrongful convictions.
International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises, helping restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933, the IRC is at work in 40+ countries and 28 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities.
JDRF is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes) research worldwide. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
National Alliance to End Homelessness
The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a non-partisan organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States.
National Psoriasis Foundation
Our mission is to drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected.
Native American Rights Fund
NARF's practice is concentrated in five key areas: the preservation of tribal existence; the protection of tribal natural resources; the promotion of Native American human rights; the accountability of governments to Native Americans; and the development of Indian law and educating the public about Indian rights, laws, and issues.
One Acre Fund
One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to grow their way out of hunger and poverty.
Instead of giving handouts, we invest in farmers to generate a permanent gain in income. We supply a complete service bundle of seeds and fertilizer, financing, training, and market facilitation - and we deliver these services within walking distance of the 450,000 rural farmers we serve.
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation
Partners In Health believes that health care is a human right. By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in some of the world's poorest countries, we strive to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair. At its root, our mission is both medical and moral. It is based on solidarity, rather than charity alone.
We are the only organization in the U.S. solely dedicated to finding treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and to improve the lives of those it affects. We do this through promoting research, education, advocacy, support and awareness on a national level, along with direct services to local communities across the country. We are the largest private funder of PKD research investing more than $42 million over the past 32 years.
Population Services International
PSI helps people in the developing world plan live healthier lives and plan the families they desire.
The Rotary Foundation, Rotary International's charitable arm, transforms donations into grants awarded to Rotary members who carry out projects to change lives both close to home and around the world. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with solutions that have a lasting impact. Rotary's members in the field know the needs and cultures of their communities. They draw on this knowledge as local leaders to help those who need it most.
Save The Children
Save the Children invests in childhood - every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.
Scholarship America believes that every student deserves an opportunity to go to college, regardless of their financial status. As the nation's largest private education support organization, we have distributed over $3 billion to more than 2 million students. Scholarship America has worked for nearly 60 years to empower people to achieve their educational goals, helping to improve lives and create economic prosperity for both individuals and society.
Seva Foundation partners worldwide to create self-sustaining programs that preserve and restore sight.
Our vision is a world free of avoidable blindness.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The mission of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation is to prevent and cure breast cancer by funding the most promising medical research worldwide. By investing 91 cents of every dollar to our mission, BCRF stands today as the largest and most highly rated global funder of breast cancer research.
The Conservation Fund
The Conservation Fund has led land conservation efforts for nearly 30 years. During this time, we've protected more than 7 million acres across America, from the park down the street to historic battlefields, wild areas and favorite destinations of all kinds. We work hand-in-hand with community and government leaders, buisnesses, landowners, conservation nonprofits and other partners to save the places that matter most.
The Fistula Foundation
Fistula Foundation is committed to ending the suffering caused by the childbirth injury obstetric fistula, because we believe no woman should endure a life of misery and isolation simply for trying to bring a child into the world.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today.
We believe without fail that our goal is within reach - but we can't get there without your support. Please join the fight today.
The Trevor Project
The mission of The Trevor Project is to end suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people.
Waterkeeper Alliance strengthens and grows a global network of grassroots leaders protecting everyone's right to clean water.
World Resources Institute
WRI is a global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. Our more than 450 experts and staff work closely with leaders to turn big ideas into action to sustain our natural resources: the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being. Our work focuses on six critical issues at the intersection of environment and development: climate, energy, food, forests, water, and cities and transport.