NPO Spotlight

Public Health Institute

Public Health Institute

November 14, 2017

PHI works to promote research, leadership, and partnerships that contribute to strong public health policy, programs, systems, and practices....

Greenlining Institute

Greenlining Institute

October 31, 2017

A policy, research, and advocacy organization, the Oakland-based Greenlining Institute started in the mid-1970s as an informal coalition of grassroots leaders dedicated to fighting institutionalized discrimination and "redlining" while bringing investment and opportunity to underserved communities....

Groundswell Fund

Groundswell Fund

October 17, 2017

The Groundswell Fund works to empower a grassroots reproductive justice movement led by low-income women, women of color, and transgender people....

Free Arts

Free Arts

October 3, 2017

Founded in 1977 in Los Angeles, Free Arts (aka Free Arts for Abused Children) uses art to restore hope, resiliency, and self-esteem in children between the ages of 4 and 18 who have experienced abuse, neglect, poverty, and/or homelessness....

Violence Policy Center

Violence Policy Center

September 19, 2017

Founded in 1988, the Violence Policy Center works stop gun death and injury through research, education, advocacy, and collaboration....

Islamic Relief USA

Islamic Relief USA

September 5, 2017

Founded in 1993, Islamic Relief USA works to provide disaster relief and development assistance regardless of gender, race, or religion....

Life After Hate

Life After Hate

August 22, 2017

Founded in 2011 by former members of the extremist far-right movement, Life After Hate works with individuals who wish to leave a life of hate and violence as well as organizations seeking to address the causes of intolerance and racism....

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

August 8, 2017

Founded in 1979, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center works with immigration law professionals and advocates to shape immigration law and policy and help immigrant communities advocate for themselves....

Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network

Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network

July 24, 2017

Founded in 2015 as a project of Community Partners, the Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network is an interdisciplinary collaborative that envisions a future where youth are empowered and the systems that serve them are transformed through the arts and arts programming....

TheDream.Us

TheDream.Us

July 11, 2017

TheDream.Us provides college scholarships to DREAMers — immigrant youth who were brought to the U.S. at a young age without documentation and, as a consequence, are ineligible for Pell Grants, federal education loans, or work-study programs; have limited access to state aid; and, in many states, are subject to out-of-state tuition....

Equal Justice Initiative

Equal Justice Initiative

June 27, 2017

Founded in 1989, the Equal Justice Initiative provides legal representation to people who have been illegally and/or wrongfully convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in jails and prisons; challenges the death penalty and excessive punishment; and offers re-entry assistance to the formerly incarcerated....

Los Angeles LGBT Center

Los Angeles LGBT Center

June 13, 2017

The Los Angeles LGBT Center provides services for more LGBT people than any organization in the world, offering programs and services in the areas of health, housing, culture and education, and leadership and advocacy....

Swords to Plowshares

Swords to Plowshares

May 31, 2017

Founded in 1974 by six Vietnam War veterans, Swords to Plowshares works to ensure that all veterans have access to the care and services they need to rebuild their lives....

Asian American Arts Alliance

Asian American Arts Alliance

May 16, 2017

Founded in 1983, the Asian American Arts Alliance is a diverse coalition of artists, organizations, and arts supporters who believe that working together as a pan-ethnic community is essential to nurturing the development of artists and arts organizations....

WE ACT for Environmental Justice

WE ACT for Environmental Justice

May 2, 2017

Founded in 1988, WE ACT for Environmental Justice envisions a community of informed and engaged residents who participate fully in decision-making with respect to the issues that impact their health and the health of their community....

Lifehouse

Lifehouse

April 18, 2017

Begun as a parent-led effort in 1954, Lifehouse has worked to provide opportunities and independence to individuals with developmental disabilities through life skills training, advocacy, information, and referrals....