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It takes care, concern, and consistent action to become—and stay—a world that works for everyone. Many people dedicate part or all of their lives to the challenging physical work that entails. The rest of us can help by funding their efforts. These are the organizations I support with a modest monthly donation. Perhaps you’d like to support them, too.
Electronic Frontier Foundation – an American nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development.
Center for Public Integrity – an American nonprofit investigative journalism organization whose mission is to reveal abuses of power, corruption, and dereliction of duty by powerful public and private institutions in order to cause them to operate with honesty, integrity, and accountability and to put the public interest first.
Independent Consortium of Investigative Journalists – a Washington, DC-based international network launched in 1997 by the Center for Public Integrity which includes 165 investigative journalists in over 65 countries who work together on issues such as cross-border crime, corruption, and the accountability of power.
Southern Poverty Law Center – an American nonprofit legal advocacy organization specializing in civil rights and public interest litigation. It is noted for its legal victories against white supremacist groups, its classification of hate groups and other extremist organizations, its legal representation for victims of hate groups, and its educational programs that promote tolerance.
ProPublica – an independent nonprofit American newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.
Hivos – a Dutch nonprofit organization whose Sexual Rights and Diversity program campaigns for sexual rights, provides legal assistance, and addresses stigmatization and prejudice around the world to ensure that people have control over their own bodies, their sexual identities, and their relationships.
Médecins Sans Frontières – an international humanitarian aid organization that provides nonpartisan emergency medical help in war-torn regions and developing countries facing endemic diseases.
War Child – an international nonprofit organization that provides psychosocial assistance to children in areas experiencing conflict and its aftermath.
Cordaid Kinderstem – a Dutch nonprofit organization that works to ensure even the most vulnerable children in developing countries can go to school and receive a good education.
Stop Aids Now – a Dutch collaborative initiative by Aids Fonds, Cordaid, Hivos, ICCO, and Oxfam Novib that works to fight poverty, eliminate exclusion, provide treatment, and stop the spread of AIDS.
Save the Children – an international nonprofit organization that promotes children’s rights, provides relief, and helps support children in developing countries.
International Refugee Assistance Project – an American nonprofit organization that provides direct legal aid to refugees and displaced persons and conducts systemic policy advocacy to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for the world’s most persecuted individuals.
Amnesty International – an international nonprofit organization that conducts research and generates action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights, and works to achieve justice for those whose rights have been violated.
CARE – an international humanitarian aid organization that works in 95 countries around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty, and achieve social justice.
Serious journalism takes money to produce. That’s why I also subscribe to the for-profit newspapers I read and trust, even if they make their content available for free. You might consider doing the same.