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Youth Unlimited

Youth Unlimited is a non-denominational, non-profit organization that partners with churches across North America to provide short term mission trips and faith-forming experiences. Next to the power, passion, love and grace of Jesus Christ the church has one unlimited resource: it’s youth! We believe that our youth are not just the church of tomorrow, but … Read more

Family Violence Prevention Fund

The Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) works to end domestic violence and help women and children whose lives are devastated by abuse, because every person has the right to live in a home free of violence. For more than two decades, the FVPF has pioneered dozens of innovative and effective prevention strategies. The FVPF challenges … Read more

A.J. Muste Memorial Institute

The A.J. Muste Memorial Institute was organized to keep alive the spirit of the man whose name it bears, functioning in his area of primary concern – the exploration of the link between nonviolence and social change. A.J. Muste always met the challenge of the present in a direct way, and was exhilarated by the … Read more

Acton Institute

Founded in April, 1990 the Acton Institute looks to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles. The Institute’s direction recognizes the benefits of a limited government, but also the beneficent consequences of a free market. It embraces an objective framework of moral values, but also recognizes and … Read more

Advocates International

Founded in 1991, Advocates International is guided in its mission and methods by Christ’s Good Samaritan parable. Working relationally, professionally, and spiritually with those in law and related professions, Advocates seeks to encourage and enable a global network of skilled advocates committed to religious liberty, human rights, conflict resolution, reconciliation, and professional ethics. It puts … Read more

FSEEE

FSEEE (Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics) is a unique concept — a national organization made up of thousands of concerned citizens, present, former, and retired Forest Service employees, other government resource managers, and activists holding the Forest Service accountable for responsible land stewardship. FSEEE works to forge a socially responsible value system for the … Read more

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California

The national American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is comprised of affiliates in each state. The ACLU of Northern California (ACLU-NC), based in San Francisco, is the affiliate that works to protect civil liberties in this region of the country. Founded in 1934, the ACLU-NC, is at the forefront of every civil liberties battle in the … Read more

Bet Tzedek

Founded in 1974, Bet Tzedek, meaning The House of Justice in Hebrew, provides free legal assistance to thousands of people who would otherwise be denied access to the legal system underpinning our democracy. Bet Tzedek’s services are provided both by full-time staff members and by hundreds of volunteers. Clients include low-income, elderly and disabled people … Read more

Center for Third World Organizing

The Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO, pronounced “C-2”) is a racial justice organization dedicated to building a social justice movement led by people of color. CTWO is a 20-year-old training and resource center that promotes and sustains direct action organizing in communities of color in the United States. CTWO’s programs include training of new … Read more

Citizens Commission on Human Rights

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is a public benefit organization dedicated to investigating and exposing psychiatric violations of human rights. It also ensures that criminal acts within the psychiatric industry are reported to the proper authorities and acted upon. Since its founding in 1969, CCHR has helped to save the lives of millions … Read more

DataCenter

For over 25 years, DataCenter has put the power of professional research into the hands of people working to change the world. DataCenter exists to build the capacity of a broad-based social justice movement that embodies, embraces, and honors diverse cultures to create the new systems and institutions essential to building a just and equitable … Read more

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund

The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) is the leading national law and policy center in disability civil rights. DREDF was founded in 1979 by a unique alliance of adults with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities. DREDF’s mission is to secure and advance the civil rights of people with disabilities. DREDF carries … Read more

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Based in San Francisco, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is a donor-supported membership organization working to protect our fundamental rights regardless of technology; to educate the press, policymakers and the general public about civil liberties issues related to technology; and to act as a defender of those liberties. Founded in 1990 in response to a … Read more

Equal Rights Advocates

Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) has led the legal fight for women’s equality for almost 30 years. Since 1974, ERA has worked to protect and secure equal rights and economic opportunities for women and girls through litigation and advocacy. ERA works to eradicate illegal discriminatory practices that deny women advancement opportunities, equal compensation, and access to … Read more

Second Amendment Foundation

The Second Amendment Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 600,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about … Read more

Feminist Majority Foundation

The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women’s equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically. Our organization believes that feminists – both women and men, girls and boys – are the majority, … Read more

Help Hospitalized Veterans

Help Hospitalized Veterans (HHV) receives arts and crafts kits, processes and ships them to VA medical centers, state veterans nursing homes, and some military hospitals throughout the country. In 1970, when wounded Marines were being visited, they were asked if anything could done for them. One marine replied “give me something to do with my … Read more

The Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center

The Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) promotes the stability of low income and disadvantaged workers and their families by addressing issues that affect their ability to achieve self-sufficiency. LAS-ELC, formerly known as The Legal Aid Society of San Francisco, opened its doors in 1916. Then, as now, the Society offered free legal … Read more

Military Veterans and Patriotic Service Organizations of America

Military, Veterans & Patriotic Service Organizations of America (MVPSOA) works to screen and certify charities that meet standards for inclusion in corporate and government workplace charitable fund drives, and to act as the charities central representative and fiscal agent in those drives. Currently, MVPSOA serves thirty-one charitable organizations locally, nationally and abroad, servicing ten million … Read more

National Center for Lesbian Rights

National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) is a national legal resource center with a primary commitment to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families through a program of litigation, public policy advocacy, free legal advice and counseling, and public education. Founded in 1977, and headquartered in San Francisco, NCLR creates a world … Read more

National Immigration Law Center

Founded in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center is a national support center whose mission is to protect and promote the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their family members. NILC staff specialize in immigration law, and the employment and public benefits rights of immigrants. The Center conducts policy analysis and impact litigation and … Read more

Pacific Legal Foundation

Established on March 5, 1973, the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) is America’s trusted champion of constitutional rights, fighting and winning decisive actions in the courts of law and the court of public opinion to rescue liberty from the grasp of government power. PLF’s ferociously dedicated and highly skilled legal team is distinguished for its winning … Read more

Vanished Children’s Alliance

The Vanished Children’s Alliance (VCA) was formed in 1980 by VCA’s Executive Director, Georgia K. Hilgeman, along with other professionals and victims in order to address the growing need for victim parents to obtain credible, effective and compassionate assistance in the location and recovery of their missing or abducted child(ren). As one of the country’s … Read more

Women’s Educational Media

Since 1978, Women’s Educational Media has produced and distributed films on issues ranging from environmental concerns to affordable housing to preventing prejudice. No matter the topic, we approach each project with the goal of creating lasting social change, and we have a proven track record of achieving results. All of the films in The Respect … Read more

Project Vote Smart

Project Vote Smart (PVS) was founded in 1992 by 40 national leaders, including former Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter. PVS believes that a knowledgeable electorate is the strongest component of a functioning democracy. Information about elected officials and candidates is crucial to maintaining the defense of one’s rights and privileges guaranteed in the Constitution. … Read more