Charities We Support: Where to Donate a Tax Refund
War Tax Resisters: Randy Kehler and Betsy Corner; Juanita Nelson; Rep. Ronald Dellums; Roman Catholic Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen
CHARITIES WE SUPPORT
If you do not owe taxes, you can still participate in the 100-Day Tax Strike by making a donation of $100, or an amount you can afford, to support a nonprofit working on behalf of causes threatened by the Trump administration and the Republican-led Congress. The charities we recommend are below, with links to their DONATE page. When making a donation, we encourage you to let the charity know the money is being redirected from your income taxes through the 100-Day Tax Strike.
Southern Poverty Law Center: The SPLC 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.
Anti-Defamation League: The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." Now the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.
Council on American-Islamic Relations: CAIR's vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding. CAIR's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
American Civil Liberties Union: For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been the nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. Whether it’s achieving full equality for LGBT people, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age of widespread government surveillance, ending mass incarceration, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach.
Center for Constitutional Rights: The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.
Ending Gun Violence:
Everytown for Gun Safety: Everytown for Gun Safety is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. Gun violence touches every town in America. For too long, change has been thwarted by the Washington gun lobby and by leaders who refuse to take common-sense steps that will save lives.
Moms Demand: Much like Mothers Against Drunk Driving was created to reduce drunk driving, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was created to demand action from legislators, state and federal; companies; and educational institutions to establish common-sense gun reforms.
Environment + Climate Change:
Greenpeace: Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.
National Resources Defense Council: NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. We combine the power of more than two million members and online activists with the expertise of some 500 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild.
Sierra Club: Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with more than two million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we've made history by leading the charge to move away from the dirty fossil fuels that cause climate disruption and toward a clean energy economy.
Immigrants + Refugees:
International Rescue Committee: The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and regain control of their future.
National Immigration Law Center: The NLIC is “one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.” On top of engaging in “lawsuits that defend the fundamental and constitutional rights of all Americans, including low-income immigrants and their families,” they also offer training to those interested in advocating for the cause of immigrant’s rights.
Human Rights Campaign: The Human Rights Campaign, the largest national gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender advocacy organization, envisions an America where GLBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
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 13-24.
Native American Rights + Stopping Dakota Access Pipeline:
Sacred Stone Camp: The Sacred Stone Camp is a prayer camp movement to save sacred land and water and has been entirely supported by the people and campers. They greatly appreciate all you contributions. Wopila lila tanka. They are deeply grateful for you contributions thank you!
Stand With Standing Rock: The Oceti Sakowin Camp is a historic gathering of tribes, allies and people from all walks of life standing in solidarity to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline.
National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee: The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC) is a coalition of groups from across the U.S., formed in 1982 to provide information and support to people involved in or considering some form of war tax resistance (WTR). Affiliate organizations and individual supporters are joined together in a common struggle for a more just and peaceful society.
War Resisters League: The United States’ oldest secular pacifist organization, the War Resisters League has been resisting war at home and war abroad since 1923. Our work for nonviolent revolution has spanned decades and been shaped by the new visions and strategies of each generation’s peacemakers.
Committee to Protect Journalists: The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide. We defend the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal.
ProPublica: Propublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Our work focuses exclusively on truly important stories, stories with “moral force.” We do this by producing journalism that shines a light on exploitation of the weak by the strong and on the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them.
Reproductive and Women’s Rights:
NARAL: NARAL is made up of pro-choice women and men across the United States. Together, they're protecting and expanding reproductive freedom. They lobby Congress to convince elected representatives to support a woman's right to choose. They organize women and men to make sure lawmakers hear from the pro-choice people they represent. They connect what happens in Congress or in the states to how it affects women's ability to make private decisions, like choosing legal abortion. They work with state affiliates to advance ideas that are good for women's freedom. They fight back against the bad ideas that threaten women's privacy. NARAL Pro-Choice America uses the political process to elect lawmakers who share pro-choice values and defeat candidates who don't.
Planned Parenthood: In October 2016, Planned Parenthood turned 100 years strong. Planned Parenthood was founded on the revolutionary idea that women should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams — no ceilings, no limits.
Workers and Union Rights:
Fight for 15: The Fight for $15 started with just a few hundred fast food workers in New York City, striking for $15 an hour and union rights. Today, they're an international movement in over 300 cities on six continents of fast-food workers, home health aides, child care teachers, airport workers, adjunct professors, retail employees – and underpaid workers everywhere. For too long, McDonald’s and low-wage employers have made billions of dollars in profit and pushed off costs onto taxpayers, while leaving people who do the real work – to struggle to survive.