Where to Donate Based on What You're Passionate About

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If you’re looking to give this holiday season, it can feel a bit overwhelming to find the perfect non-profit to donate to.

With so many civil rights, reproductive rights, and constitutional rights on the line right now, it’s more important than ever to give right now. Below, we’ve gathered a list of worthy non-profits that could definitely use some love.

Some of the issues we cover include human rights, criminal justice reform, police brutality, climate change, reproductive rights, period poverty, food insecurity, trans rights, suicide prevention, domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, voter suppression, and more.

Organized alphabetically by issue:

Climate Change

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Coalition for Rainforest Nations: works to create environmental sustainability and social and economic advancement in a manner that enhances tropical forest stewardship, biodiversity conservation, and global climate stability by reversing the destruction of tropical rainforests.

Clean Air Task Force: works to create non-traditional solutions to large-scale climate issues.

Criminal Justice Reform

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The Innocence Project: works to overturn wrongful convictions and free and exonerate innocent people.

Movement For Black Lives: fights for rights, recognition, and resources for Black people through a network of organizations.

Color of Change: fights for racial justice and a less-hostile world for Black people in America.

Domestic Violence

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National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV): supports domestic violence survivors and holds offenders accountable.

Safe Horizon: empowers victims and survivors to find safety, support, connection, and hope.

Food Insecurity

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Feeding America: supports food banks, food pantries, and meal programs around the nation

Central Brooklyn Food Coop: ensures access to affordable and fresh food for Black, low-income communities in central Brooklyn.

Gun Control

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Mom’s Demand Action: a grassroots movement fighting to end gun violence

Human Rights

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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): fights for democracy, equal rights, voting rights, abortion access, and more

Indigenous Communities

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Native American Rights Fund: provides legal assistance to Indigenous tribes, organizations, and individuals who have been stripped of their rights

LANDBACK: fights for the return of stolen land back into Indigenous hands

LGBTQ

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Human Rights Campaign (HRC): advocates for LGBT+ rights and fights attacks on marginalized people in the queer community

Mental Health Care

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Mental Health America: promotes mental health awareness, preventative services, and early identification and intervention

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): provides education, support, awareness, and advocacy for those suffering from mental illness

Period Poverty

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Period.: fights period poverty through education, advocacy, and the distribution of free period products

Police Brutality

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Know Your Rights Camp: advances the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass mobilization, and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation.

NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund: fights for racial justice using litigation, advocacy, and public education.

Movement For Black Lives: creates a space for Black organizations to discuss the current political conditions, develop assessments of the political interventions needed, and convene leadership to create a movement-wide strategy.

Public Education

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Social Works: empowers youth through the arts, education, and civic engagement; creates programs that focus on education, mental health, homelessness, and performing and literary arts

Harlem Children’s Zone: fights to end intergenerational poverty through programs that build up opportunities for children and families to thrive in school work, and life.

Rape and Sexual Assault

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RAINN: provides programs to end sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC): provides information and tools to prevent and respond to sexual violence

Reproductive Rights

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Planned Parenthood: fights to ensure all people have access to the care and resources they need to make informed decisions about their bodies, lives, and futures; provides reproductive health care, sex education, and information about sexual and reproductive health.

Restorative Justice

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Life Come From It: supports grassroots movements for restorative justice, transformative justice, and indigenous peacemaking through grants

Spirit House: uses culture, art, and media to empower and transform communities most impacted by poverty, racism, gender inequality, criminalization, and mass incarceration through grassroots

Suicide Prevention

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To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA): to present hope and to find help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury., and suicide; encourages, informs, inspires, and invests in treatment and recovery.

The Trevor Project: provides information, support, and crisis intervention to LGBTQ+ people struggling with suicidal thoughts

Trans Rights

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Trans Lifeline: provides trans peer support for the trans community by offering emotional and financial support to those in crisis.

Trans Women of Color Collective (TWOOC): uplifts the narratives, leadership, and lived experiences of trans people of color while building towards the collective liberation of all oppressed people

Marsha P. Johnson Institute: provides workshops., fellowships, and programs to Black trans people who are resisting, grappling with survival, and looking for community

Voter Suppression

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Fair Fight: promotes fair elections, encourages voter participation, educates voters about their rights, and advocates for election reform.

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Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, Tiger Beat, and Sesame Workshop (aka Sesame Street). She loves all things Real Housewives and The Challenge. When she's not busy binge-watching TV, you can find her taking an absurd amount of photos of her tuxedo cat Tom.