🎗️ 2023 Charitable Giving Guide

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Welcome to INI’s 2023 Charitable Giving Guide!

Below you’ll find — in no particular order — 50+ of our favorite nonprofits unfucking the world right now.

Please give however much you can — for yourself, or in someone else’s name — and share widely!

— Quinn

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Selections with an * are 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations and/or not tax-deductible

Give Directly - send money directly to the world’s poorest households

Feeding America - a nationwide network of food banks, food pantries and community-based organizations in the United States working to create a future where no one is hungry

The 19th - an independent, nonprofit newsroom reporting at the intersection of gender, politics, and policy

Environmental Voter Project* - identifies millions of non-voting environmentalists and turns them into consistent voters

World Central Kitchen - provides meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises

The Trevor Project - provides 24/7 text/chat/call crisis support services to LGBTQ young people

The Markup - another nonprofit newsroom that investigates how powerful institutions are using technology to change our society

The Humane League - exists to end the abuse of animals raised for food by influencing the policies of the world’s biggest companies, demanding legislation, and empowering others to take action and leave animals off their plates

Against Malaria - protects people from malaria by funding nets and ensuring they’re distributed and used. Shares where the nets go, monitors and reports their use and impact. Maybe the most effective nonprofit on the planet

Project Drawdown - advancing effective, science-based climate solutions and strategies; fostering bold, new climate leadership; and promoting new climate narratives and new voices

Transgender Law Center - organizes, assists, informs, and empowers thousands of individual community members towards a long-term, national, trans-led movement for liberation

ProPublica - an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force

Black Urban Growers - reimagines Black futures via the advocacy of food and farm issues

RIP Medical Debt - buys medical debt in bundles at a fraction of the original cost so that your $100 donated relieves $10,000 in medical debt

GiveWell - an independent nonprofit focused on helping people do as much good as possible with their donations

Climate Justice Alliance - builds local alternatives that center traditional ecological and cultural knowledge and create a pathway for a regenerative future

Civil Eats - a daily news source for critical thought about the American food system. They publish stories that shift the conversation around sustainable agriculture in an effort to build economically and socially just communities

National Harm Reduction Coalition - works to increase access to evidence-based harm reduction strategies like overdose prevention and syringe access programs

Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive - a QBPOC-led organization that partners with young folks of color from poor and working-class backgrounds to meet our communities’ needs through food and land co-ops

Alex’s Lemonade Stand - dedicated to changing children's lives through impactful research, raising awareness and supporting families to help cure pediatric cancer

Our World in Data - research and data to make progress against the world’s largest problems

Acumen - a global nonprofit changing the way the world tackles poverty by actually investing in sustainable businesses, leaders, and ideas

Honor the Earth - uses indigenous wisdom, music, art, and the media to raise awareness and support for Indigenous Environmental Issues

Partners in Health - everyone deserves access to quality health care, regardless of where they were born. PIH combines social justice and medical work, empowering communities on a global scale

Urban Ocean Lab - cultivates rigorous, creative, equitable, and practical climate and ocean policy for the future of coastal cities

Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust - acts for a future of food and land sovereignty in the Northeast region, through permanent and secure land tenure for Indigenous, Black, Latinx, and Asian farmers

Climate Cabinet - helps local leaders run, win, and legislate on the climate crisis

DonorsChoose - connects teachers in high-need communities with donors who want to help. I LOVE this group.

National Black Doulas Association - dedicated to connecting Black (BIPOC) birthing families with Black (BIPOC) Doulas across the nation

Food & Water Watch - mobilizes regular people to build political power to move bold & uncompromised solutions to the most pressing food, water, and climate problems of our time

Overdose Lifeline - aims to bring awareness and help those affected by substance use disorder and prevent use before it starts

Conservation International - empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity

Capital B News - a local-national nonprofit news organization that centers Black voices, audience needs and experiences, and partners with the communities it serves

Charity Water - partners with experienced local organizations who build sustainable, community-owned water projects around the world

Helen Keller International - supports programs focused on reducing malnutrition and averting blindness and poor vision through Vitamin A supplementation in sub-Saharan Africa

National Resource Defense Council - uses science, policy, law, and people power to confront the climate crisis, protect public health, and safeguard nature

Room to Read - helps children from low-income communities develop literacy skills so they can thrive in school and life

Project HOPE - on the ground in 20+ countries in Africa delivering comprehensive training programs (online and offline) for health workers on the frontlines

RELP - scaling up cheaper and faster renewable energy deployment in emerging economies

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Food Chain Workers Alliance - workers in the food system, employed on farms, in factories, warehouses, trucks, supermarkets, restaurants, cafeterias, selling food on the streets and much more. Organizing locally and globally to improve working conditions and have a say in workplaces and communities.

Every Mother Counts - invests in organizations working to improve access to quality, respectful and equitable maternity care around the world

Clean Air Task Force - advocates for climate technologies to decarbonize the global energy system

Free Formula Exchange - a nationwide mutual aid network connecting families who need baby formula to people who have formula to donate

Generation180 - mounts public campaigns for electrification with relentless positivity

Nurse-Family Partnership - empowers first-time moms to transform their lives and create better futures for themselves and their babies

EarthJustice - the premier nonprofit public interest environmental law organization

Soul Fire Farm - an Afro-Indigenous centered community farm committed to uprooting racism and seeding sovereignty in the food system

Uprose - organizes the multiracial, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural population of Sunset Park, Brooklyn to promote sustainability and climate justice

Water for South Sudan - five million people in South Sudan live without daily access to safe water and sanitation. WSS builds water wells, hygiene, and sanitation to those who need it most.

Rewiring America - the leading electrification nonprofit, focused on electrifying our homes, businesses, and communities

GoodEnergy - a nonprofit story consultancy for the age of climate change, supporting TV and film creators in telling wildly entertaining stories that honestly reflect the world we live in now

Doctors Without Borders - on the ground in over 70 countries providing urgently needed humanitarian aid in moments of crisis and conflict

Southern Environmental Law Center - defends the local environment in court, using the law to help move the U.S. South toward a more sustainable future

Malala Fund - supports the work of educators and advocates and helps bolster girls’ secondary education around the world

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