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Humane and Responsible

The following organizations are just a few of the many that promote social responsibility.


Accompany My Neighbor

This form is for New Yorkers who are willing to accompany their neighbors on their commute in light of recent harassment and threats toward people of color, LGBTQ, and Muslims, and the potential harassment of women and people with disabilities.


For almost 100 years, the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

Alternative Gifts International

Alternative Gifts International sends authentic, life-giving gifts to a needy world—gifts that build a partnership with oppressed people in crisis, and protect and preserve the earth's endangered environment in order to nourish and sustain a more equitable and peaceful global community. AGI raises funds in its "Alternative Gift Markets" and from individual donors.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, provides relief to victims of disaster and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

Amnesty International

AI's mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all world-wide human rights.

Better World Links

Over 30,000 well organized Internet links on the global topics of peace, disarmament, nonviolence, human rights, environment, social justice, education, democracy, and many other issues affecting our future.

Book Aid International

Book Aid International works in 30 developing countries, with its greatest concentration in 16 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, which are among the poorest in the world. BAI works in partnership with public library services and the local book trade to promote a reading culture and to advocate the importance of books and information for development.

Carter Center

The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering. Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President and 2002 Nobel Peace Price winner Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn, the Atlanta-based center has helped improve the quality of life for people in more than 65 countries.

Center for Reproductive Rights

For more than 20 years, the Center for Reproductive Rights has used the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.

Direct Relief

Direct Relief International provides medical material aid including medicines, medical supplies and equipment to strengthen in-country health efforts around the world to improve the quality of life for the most impoverished people.

Doctors Without Borders

Medecins Sans Frontieres (also known as Doctors Without Borders or MSF) delivers emergency aid to victims of armed conflict, epidemics, and natural and man-made disasters, and to others who lack health care due to social or geographical isolation.

Food Relief

Every month the Bhaktivedanta International Charities feed over 6,000 needy children in the drought and flood afflicted areas of Orissa, which comprise some of the poorest regions of India.

Gifts In Kind International

Driven by a mission of providing an effective conduit for the donation of products, goods and services from the private sector to the charitable sector, Gifts In Kind International is the recognized leader in the field of product philanthropy.

Gleaning for the World

Gleaning For The World seeks to provide life-saving support to communities in critical need throughout the world by applying a powerful concept they call gleaning. They provide surplus medical and essential supplies to humanitarian projects worldwide, with expedited distribution channels, efficient logistical support, and dependable service between corporate donors and mission groups at the lowest possible cost.


The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

Heifer International

Hungry families from Appalachia to Zambia have used Heifer livestock and training to alleviate hunger and poverty and become self-reliant. Heifer's unique approach also promotes strong communities, sustainability, environmental protection and peace.

Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

International Refugee Assistance Project

The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) is a national, student-driven organization where law students and pro bono supervising attorneys work together to help refugees from the Middle East and North Africa apply for resettlement to safe, new countries. IRAP National, located in New York, oversees student chapters in 29 law schools, which have resettled over 3,000 refugees since 2008.

International Rescue Committee

The IRC helps people fleeing racial, religious and ethnic persecution, as well as those uprooted by war and violence. It was founded in 1933 at the suggestion of Albert Einstein to assist opponents of Hitler. Since that time, the IRC has been a source of relief, hope and renewal for millions of people around the globe.

The Matthew Shepard Foundation

The Mathew Shepard Foundation was founded by Dennis and Judy Shepard in memory of their 21-year old son, Matthew, who was murdered in an anti-gay hate crime in Wyoming in October 1998.

Created to honor Matthew in a manner that was appropriate to his dreams, beliefs and aspirations, the Foundation seeks to "Replace Hate with Understanding, Compassion & Acceptance" through its varied educational, outreach and advocacy programs and by continuing to tell Matthew's story.

The Foundation focuses on three primary areas: Erasing Hate in our society, putting GLBT Youth First, and ensuring Equality for all GLBT Americans.

Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps alleviates suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities. Since 1979, Mercy Corps has provided over $830 million in assistance to people in 80 nations. The organization's 2000 staff worldwide currently reach 6 million people in more than 35 countries. More than 91% of the agency's resources are allocated to programs that directly assist those in need. Headquarters are located in the U.S. and Scotland.

Mexican American Legal Defense Fund

Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation's leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the "law firm of the Latino community," MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access.


The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.

Network for Good

Network for Good is the Internet's leading charitable resource—an e-philanthropy site where individuals can donate, volunteer and get involved with the issues they care about. The organization's goal is to connect people to charities via the Internet using the virtual world to deliver real resources to nonprofits and communities.

Not On Our Watch

Founded by George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, and Jerry Weintraub, the mission of Not On Our Watch is to focus global attention and resources on stopping and preventing mass atrocities. Drawing on the powerful voice of citizen artists, activists, and cultural leaders, their mission is to generate lifesaving humanitarian assistance and protection for the vulnerable, marginalized, and displaced.

Operation Smile

Throughout the world, Operation Smile volunteers repair childhood facial deformities while building public and private partnerships that advocate for sustainable healthcare systems for children and families. They create smiles, change lives, and heal humanity.

Peace Corps

President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961 to promote world peace and friendship. Their mission: helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women, helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served, and helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of all Americans.

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood's Mission Statement:

Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual's income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence. We believe that respect and value for diversity in all aspects of our organization are essential to our well-being. We believe that reproductive self-determination must be voluntary and preserve the individual's right to privacy. We further believe that such self-determination will contribute to an enhancement of the quality of life and strong family relationships.

Project Learning Around the World

Mission: To deliver school supplies and enhance learning environments for children infected with AIDS in rural township schools in South Africa and other impoverished countries around the world.

Save the Children

Founded in 1932, Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating real and lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world. It is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, comprising 28 national Save the Children organizations working in more than 110 countries to ensure the well-being of children.

Sierra Club

The Sierra Club's mission is:

To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth;
To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources;
To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment;
and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

The Miracle Foundation

The Miracle Foundation was founded in the year 2000 on Mother's Day by Caroline Boudreaux. Unable to bear the poverty she had witnessed among Indian orphans, she returned from a trip to India and started The Miracle Foundation, which helps raise the standard of living for the children in orphanages, and helps reduce the number of non-orphaned children living in orphanages.

The Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.

The Trevor Project

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award winning short film TREVOR, the Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13 to 24.

UN Women

UN Women is the women's fund at the United Nations. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies that promote women's human rights, political participation and economic security. Within the UN system, UNIFEM promotes gender equality and links women's issues and concerns to national, regional and global agendas by fostering collaboration and providing technical expertise on gender mainstreaming and women's empowerment strategies.

United Nations World Food Programme

Established in 1963, WFP is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger. In 2003, WFP fed 104 million people in 81 countries, including most of the world's refugees and internally displaced people.

Water for People

Water for People is an international humanitarian organization that deeply values water as an essential social, economic and environmental good. WFP has used water as a catalyst for change in communities throughout the world that lack access to drinking water, adequate sanitation and hygiene education.

Women for Women International

Women for Women International helps women in war-torn regions rebuild their lives by giving them financial and emotional support, job skills training, rights education, access to capital and assistance for small business development.

World Wildlife Fund

Known worldwide by its panda logo, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) leads international efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats. Now in its fifth decade, WWF works in more than 100 countries around the globe to conserve the diversity of life on earth.

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