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Below is a compilation of awesome non-profit organizations worth supporting. They do crucial work in the humanitarian, animal welfare and environmental fields in an effort to better our world. Consider throwing some change their way and know that your money will be well spent.
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True and lasting change happens when the power of the law is on your side. That is why the earth needs a good lawyer.
Clean water to drink and clean air to breathe; healthy lakes and rivers that are safe for swimming and fishing; preserved open spaces; clean sources of energy that don’t pollute and never run out — all this should be the heritage we leave to future generations. Our staff research the issues, educate the public, and win tangible results.
Natural Resources Defense Council works to safeguard the earth — its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
Coral Reef Alliance
CORAL recognizes that our best chance to save coral reefs is in collaboration with the people who are most closely connected to coral reefs. In partnership with local communities, we take a multi-pronged approach to restoring and protecting coral reefs.
Marine Conservation Institute
Marine Conservation Institute is dedicated to securing permanent, strong protection for the oceans’ most important places – for us and future generations.
Ocean Conservancy is working with you to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. Together, we create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.
Rainforest Action Network
RAN preserves forests, protects the climate and upholds human rights by challenging corporate power and systemic injustice through frontline partnerships and strategic campaigns.
Rainforest Trust purchases and protects the most threatened tropical forests, saving endangered wildlife through partnerships and community engagement.
The Rainforest Alliance is a growing network of farmers, foresters, communities, scientists, governments, environmentalists, and businesses dedicated to conserving biodiversity and ensuring sustainable livelihoods. We are an international non-profit organization working to build strong forests, healthy agricultural landscapes, and thriving communities through creative, pragmatic collaboration.
charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries.
Root Capital seeks to improve the lives of rural farmers by connecting them with the formal economy. We invest in the growth of agricultural enterprises so they can transform rural communities. These businesses purchase crops such as coffee, cocoa, or grains from thousands of smallholder farmers. They connect members to markets and help improve their farming practices.
Oxfam is an international confederation of 19 organizations working together with partners and local communities in more than 90 countries. Around the globe, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them.
Animal Welfare Institute
Through engagement with policymakers, scientists, industry, and the public, AWI seeks to alleviate the suffering inflicted on animals by people.
Center for Biological Diversity
At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® was founded on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans and must be protected under the law.