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November 29, 2022

25 Organizations Panorama Staff Recommends on Giving Tuesday 2022

Giving season is here, and Panorama staff have curated a robust list of twenty-five organizations working to address issues like climate change, racial and social injustice, affordable housing, gun violence, and much more. Each year, we recognize charitable organizations suggested by staff as part of our Panorama Gives Back program to:

  • foster a culture of giving and volunteering;
  • engage with organizations working within systems to create positive social change; and
  • connect with our broader community at the local, national, and global levels.

This Giving Tuesday, we are sharing organizations that are working to catalyze transformational change and have a connection to Panorama’s employees or work. We hope you’ll plan to include these organizations among the nonprofits you choose to support.

Act against climate change

1. Climate Reality Project catalyzes a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every sector of society. Donate or join a training.

Fight trafficking and gender-based violence

2. Survivor Alliance envisions a world where survivors of slavery and human trafficking are thriving members of society. They will achieve this vision by uniting and empowering survivors of slavery and human trafficking around the world to become leaders of the anti-slavery movement. Donate or become an ally.

3. Sakhi for South Asian Women represents the South Asian diaspora in a survivor-led movement for gender-justice and honors the collective and inherent power of all survivors of violence. Donate or take action.

4. Freefrom envisions a world in which all survivors can build the wealth and financial security necessary to support their individual, intergenerational, and community healing—enabling them to thrive. Donate or read their reports.

Strengthen criminal justice and youth development

5. A New Way of Life Reentry Project promotes healing, power, and opportunity for formerly incarcerated people by taking a multifaceted approach to mitigating the effects of, and eliminating, mass incarceration. Donate or get involved.

6. The Center for NuLeadership on Human Justice specializes in shifting the paradigm of public safety, justice and accountability  from criminal justice to human and healing justice, defined as the merger of human rights and human development. They provide research, advocacy and leadership training to formerly incarcerated people, their families, communities, allies and criminal justice professionals, . Donate or learn about their programs.

7. Open City Advocates fills two gaping holes in the juvenile justice system. Because children sentenced by DC’s juvenile court do not receive adequate protections, we provide zealous individualized representation and mentoring; and because the juvenile justice system too often fails the children it is intended to serve, we catalyze systemic improvements that will benefit all youth. Donate or learn about our beginnings.

8. Just Leadership - USA strengthens the leadership of formerly incarcerated persons so they have the tools and resources to advocate for themselves and their communities. Donate or learn more.

9. Gearin’ Up Bicycles creates career development opportunities and teaches essential workplace skills to youth from under-served communities while encouraging cycling as a practical, healthy means of transportation. Gearin’ Up provides access to quality, affordable, used bicycles for those in need and hosts various community outreach programs throughout the year. Donate or get involved.

Promote racial and social justice

10. Liberated Capital supports Indigenous and other people-of-color-led initiatives working for transformative social change. This fund—directed by the Decolonizing Wealth Project —aims to move untethered resources to help shape a future in which we can all heal from generations of colonial trauma and thrive in our cultures. Donate.

11. Solidare fights corporate greed, economic inequality, climate change, gender and racial injustice, and anti-Blackness. The Solidaire network is a community of donor organizers who mobilize quickly to get critical resources and unprecedented amounts of solidarity to the frontlines of social justice movements. Donate or become a member.

12. Possibility Labs works to dismantle white supremacist systems, and uplift generational wisdom and community traditions. It co-creates flexible solutions through reimagined investment strategies and streamlined information infrastructure to accelerate the emergence of a just economy. Learn about their services.

13. Adhikaar is a women-led community and workers’ center that provides direct services to the Nepali-speaking community and organizes low-income workers and impacted community members to promote social justice and human rights. Donate or get involved.

Champion health equity

14. Project Hope is a renowned global health and humanitarian relief organization. Their lifesaving work addresses the world’s greatest public health challenges, transforming lives and uplifting communities. Donate or get tools to help fundraise.

15. National Birth Equity Collective creates transnational solutions that optimize Black maternal, infant, sexual, and reproductive wellbeing. It shifts systems and culture through training, research, technical assistance, policy, advocacy, and community-centered collaboration. Donate or learn about the culture of Respectful Maternity Care.

16. Black Women for Wellness is committed to the health and well-being of Black women and girls through health education, empowerment, and advocacy. Donate or become a member.

17. Taller Salud is a women led non-profit organization based in Loíza, Puerto Rico dedicated to improving women's access to health, reducing violence in community settings, and fostering economic development through education and activism. After Hurricane Fiona, they provided essential goods and drinking water to more than 10,000 families around the island. Donate or get the protocol guide.

18. National Network of Abortion Funds builds power with members to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access by centering people who have abortions and organizing at the intersections of racial, economic, and reproductive justice. Donate or learn more about abortion funds and the network.

19. Surge Reproductive Justice mobilizes communities to build a world where all people can make powerful, self-determined choices for their bodies and the future of their families and communities. Their work centers Black women, women of color, and queer and trans people of color for a movement that rises from the bottom up. Donate or learn more about becoming a resource mobilizer.

Increase affordable housing

20. Community Housing Works provides and builds life-changing affordable apartment communities with resident-centered services for working families, seniors, and people with disabilities to forge stronger futures. Donate or get involved.

Stand up for workers’ rights

21. Garment Worker Center (GWC) is a worker rights organization leading an anti-sweatshop movement to improve conditions for tens of thousands of Los Angeles garment workers. GWC develops leaders who demand enforcement of strong labor laws and accountability from factory owners, manufacturers, and fashion brands. Donate or get involved.

End gun violence

22. Sandy Hook Promise is a national nonprofit organization founded and led by family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Their mission is to educate and empower youth and adults to prevent violence in schools, homes, and communities. Donate or volunteer to help.

23. Everytown for Gun Safety Support is a movement of nearly 10 million moms, mayors, survivors, students, and everyday Americans working to end gun violence. Donate or take action.

Support Ukraine

24. Razom means "together" in Ukrainian and serves as a constant reminder of the community that it takes to create, build, and do. Razom creates spaces where people meet, partner and work together to unlock the potential of Ukraine. They maintain a relentless focus on the needs on the ground to support Ukraine and on opportunities to amplify voices from Ukraine in conversations in the United States. Donate or learn about their projects.

25. Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund supports humanitarian assistance in impacted communities in Ukraine and surrounding regions where Ukrainian refugees have fled. Donate or learn about their projects.

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