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Monday, January 22, 2018

The Highly-Rated Charities Behind the Women's March

Over the weekend thousands of people gathered in Las Vegas and cities across the country and around the globe to join in the second annual Women’s March. The mission of the march is “to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change.” They do this by providing education and resources on a broad range of issues including: reproductive, LGBTQIA, worker’s, civil, disability, and immigrants rights, as well as means to end violence and promote environmental justice.

This year’s march was a rally to encourage women to get out and vote in this year’s midterm elections. The march has a long list of sponsors and partners committed to the mission of the movement. Continue reading to find information and ratings about some of the march’s lead sponsors.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America
☆☆☆ + Impact
Your trusted provider of health information and services

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is America's most trusted provider of reproductive health care. For more than 90 years, Planned Parenthood has promoted a commonsense approach to women's health and well-being, based on respect for each individual's right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning. PPFA works to provide trusted community healthcare; inform and educated the community; lead the reproductive health and rights movement; and advance global health. The heart of Planned Parenthood is in the local community. Our 94 unique, locally governed affiliates nationwide operate more than 850 health centers, which reflect the diverse needs of their communities.

National Resources Defense Council
The Earth’s best defense

The Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends. We work to restore the integrity of the elements that sustain life - air, land, and water - and to defend endangered natural places. We seek to establish sustainability and good stewardship of the Earth as central ethical imperatives of human society. NRDC affirms the integral place of human beings in the environment. We strive to protect nature in ways that advance the long-term welfare of present and future generations. We work to foster the fundamental right of all people to have a voice in decisions that affect their environment.

NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation
☆☆☆ + Impact
Performing the educational and charitable functions of NARAL Pro-Choice America
To support and protect, as a fundamental right and value, a woman's freedom to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices through education, training, organizing, legal action, and public policy.

NOTE: This is a tax-exempt fundraising arm of NARAL Pro-Choice America.

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU)
☆☆☆ + Impact
Because freedom can’t protect itself

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation is the arm of the ACLU that conducts litigation and communication efforts. The Foundation provides legal presentation in cases involving issues of civil liberties and constitutional rights ranging from administrative hearings to trials and appeals. In addition, the Foundation educates the public as to civil liberties and constitutional rights by disseminating literature and other publications. The ACLU Foundation preserves and promotes civil rights and liberties as guaranteed by the United States Constitution.

NOTE: This is a tax-exempt fundraising arm of the ACLU.

Human Rights Campaign Foundation
Working for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equal rights

Through research, educational efforts and outreach, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation encourages gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans to live their lives openly and seeks to change the hearts and minds of Americans to the side of equality. Programs funded in part or in full through the HRC Foundation include: The HRC Coming Out Project, which encourages GLBT and straight-supportive Americans to come out and live openly; The HRC Family Project, which empowers members of the GLBT community to take action to protect their families; The HRC Historically Black Colleges and Universities Outreach Program, which trains student activists to sustain dialogue, build viable student-led GLBT organizations; The HRC Religion and Faith Program, The HRC Research Center, and The HRC Workplace Project.

NOTE: This is a tax-exempt fundraising arm of the Human Rights Campaign.

A full list of the march’s sponsor is available on their website. Don’t forget to use Charity Navigator’s Advanced Search Tool to check them out before you donate.

Note: Sponsor organizations who are not currently evaluated by Charity Navigator do not have a tax-exempt affiliate. 

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