NPO Spotlight

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....

Lighthouse Guild

Lighthouse Guild

April 4, 2017

Launched in 2014 through the merger of Lighthouse International and the Guild, the Lighthouse Guild works to enable the highest possible level of function and independence for the blind....

National Organization for Women

National Organization for Women

March 21, 2017

Founded in 1966, and today boasting chapters in every state and the District of Columbia, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States....

Women in Islam

Women in Islam

March 7, 2017

Founded in 1992, Women in Islam seeks to provide a forum through which Muslim women can advocate on issues that affect them and the Muslim community....

Black Women's Blueprint

Black Women's Blueprint

February 21, 2017

Founded in 2008, Black Women's Blueprint envisions a world where women and girls of African descent are fully empowered and where gender, race, and other disparities are eliminated....

International Refugee Assistance Project

International Refugee Assistance Project

February 7, 2017

Founded in 2008 and now a project of the Urban Justice Center, the International Refugee Assistance Project partners law students with pro bono lawyers to provide comprehensive legal representation to refugees hoping to resettle in the United States....

Black Academy of Arts and Letters

Black Academy of Arts and Letters

January 24, 2017

Founded in 1977, the Black Academy of Arts and Letters works to promote, cultivate, foster, preserve, and perpetuate the work of African, African-American, and Caribbean artists in the fields of literature, the fine arts, performing arts, visual arts, and cinema....

Education Pioneers

Education Pioneers

January 10, 2017

Founded in 2003 by a former teacher who served as legal counsel to Aspire Public Schools, a charter school management organization, Education Pioneers recruits and develops talented students and professionals from diverse backgrounds to work for K-12 school districts, charter schools, and other education organizations....

PEN America

PEN America

December 27, 2016

Founded in 1922, PEN America is the largest national affiliate of PEN International, which was established after World War I to ensure that people everywhere have the freedom to create literature, to convey information and ideas, and to make it possible for everyone to access the views, ideas, and literatures of others....

International Planned Parenthood Federation

International Planned Parenthood Federation

December 13, 2016

Founded in 1952, the International Planned Parenthood Federation is one of the largest sexual and reproductive health organizations in the world, with a central office in London and six regional offices....

amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research

amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research

November 29, 2016

Founded in 1985, amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research is dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, AIDS/HIV treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy....