10 More Causes That Deserve Your Time and Money on Giving Tuesday

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The day after Donald Trump was elected president, Jezebel published a list of charities whose work would be especially important under the new administration. The response was overwhelming.


Thanks to you, hundreds of thousands of dollars were raised for organizations dedicated to fighting for the rights of LGBT, immigrant, women, Native, minority, and disabled populations. Nationally, the ACLU’s donation page crashed that Friday, with the organization receiving over $7.2 million in donations, while Planned Parenthood received almost 80,000 donations, many of which were in Mike Pence’s name.

I heard from smaller organizations too—as of a couple weeks ago, Philadelphia’s Mazzoni Center which provides healthcare for members of the LGBT community raised over $46,000, with immediate gifts from over 300 people, and recurring gifts from 70 more. The National Immigration Law Center reported almost 2,000 new donations, and the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights have raised over $40,000 from over 600 donors. As of a week ago, over 2700 women had pledged their intention to run for office through She Should Run.

On Giving Tuesday, a day that officially “kicks off the charitable season,” here’s a list of ten more deserving causes that need your support.

ADAPT is a grassroots organization that organizes nonviolent direct action that fights for disability rights. Donate here.

The Audre Lorde Project is a New York City-based community organizing center for “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Trans, and Gender Non Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color Communities,” dedicated to working toward social and economic justice. Donate and find out ways to serve here.


Dr. Warren Hern, one of the only doctors in the country who will perform late abortion for fetal disorders, is currently under congressional investigation, which he says has endangered his life. Support the Boulder Abortion Clinic by donating to help with clinic renovations and security upgrades here.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is a nonprofit devoted to protecting our civil liberties on the internet and in the digital world, through litigation, policy analysis, activism, and technology development. Donate here.


Everytown for Gun Safety is a coalition of several groups working to end gun violence by advocating for more sensible firearm legislation through policy-making with a grassroots focus. Donate here.

The League of Conservation Voters is an environmental advocacy organization that works to fight harmful legislation, as well as elect pro-conservation pro-climate action candidates to public office. You can donate here or sign up to take action here.


The Safe Passage Project helps indigent immigrant youth in New York by providing them with volunteer legal representation and helping them through immigration court. Donate here.

The Service Women’s Action Network advocates for the rights of military women—in particular by holding sex offenders accountable in the military justice system—by ensuring they have access to the right information and support. Donate here.


Donate to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Dakota Access Pipeline protesters, who currently face harsh North Dakota winter conditions without proper access to emergency services. Click here to send supplies, here to donate to the Sacred Stone Camp, and here to donate to the tribe.

The Vera Institute of Justice works with local and federal government officials to reform the criminal justice system. Donate here.

Senior Editor, Jezebel


Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

I would also like to add the Ali Forney Center, which helps homeless LGBT youth in New York City find housing, jobs and proper health care.