Charities We Aim to Help
By Ramisha Sattar
We often receive questions on what charities we support and recommend, and what these charities are all about. This list highlights but is not limited to some of our favorite charities at the moment. We are always looking for more charities to help raise money for! If you have any recommendations for more charities you believe would be a good fit for Alt Philanthropy, please feel free to fill out this survey
Save The Children provides aid to children in 120 different countries worldwide. This organization stands by the belief that every child deserves a future. Save The Children helps kids in many ways, including giving children a healthy start in life, providing opportunities to learn, and protecting children from any harm they may encounter.
Alt Philanthropy is a proud supporter of Planned Parenthood as it is very crucial to us that women have access to whatever health treatment they need, whether it’s cancer screenings, STI treatment / diagnosis, menopause help or even an abortion. “Planned Parenthood is important because women are yet to be treated fully equal to men in ALL aspects of society. This organization is a step toward that goal as it allows for women to take control of their sexuality and natural processes in a way that benefits them,” (Rohan Ahuja, writer).
3. Syria Relief
Syria Relief, established in 2011, is working to help heal the Syrian crisis.This organization provides kids in Syria with medical aid, orphan aid, education, clean water, and food security. Alt Philanthropy admires all the hard work Syria Relief puts forth in helping those in less fortunate situations.
4. American Civil Liberty Union (ACLU)
“For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.” The American Civil Liberties Union consists of more than two-million members, activists, and supporters present in all 50 states. ACLU works to gain full equality for LGBTQ+ people, POC, establish privacy protections, end mass incarceration, and preserve the right to vote, or the right to have an abortion. Our favorite thing about ACLU is their focus on helping minorities.
The Flint Water Fund was set up by the the United Way of Genesee County, amid the water crisis. The organization uses 100% of all money donated to purchase filters, water, and emergency support services and prevention efforts for Flint residents. The Flint Water Fund has already sourced more than 10,000 filter systems and participates in daily filter and water distributions.
6. The Family Place
The Family Place is a local Dallas charity that strives to end domestic violence by providing complimentary safe housing and counseling for victims of family violence. The Family Place is the Dallas area’s leading organization surrounding the topic of emotional and physical abuse and incest. The Family Place fully supports women, children, and men trapped in these situations. Caitlin Ferguson, a member of Alt Philanthropy, has actually gotten the chance to work up close with this charity. “The Family Place completely changed my life. I learned that you can never tell what’s going on in the lives of others. The scariest part is that if I had not been informed of these kids’ situations, I would have never realized what they were going through. One in four women actually become victims of severe abuse at least once in their lifetime, and this is something we need to make awareness of,” (Caitlin Ferguson).
7. Crohn's and Colitis Foundation (CCFA)
The reason we support the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation is because, not only does it help millions of people around the globe, but it also directly helps one of the members of our team, Chandler Barksdale. Chandler actually has a rare combination of Crohn's and Colitis. “Many people aren’t aware of Crohn's and Colitis due to it being a mostly invisible chronic disease. Crohn’s and Colitis is an intestinal chronic illness that can be easy to deal with or severe depending on the person and the extremity of their case. There is still not a cure and not much research, which is why CCFA is the goal,” (Chandler, writer).
UltraViolet is a community of people dedicated to the fight to dismantle sexism and create a more inclusive society that accurately represents a diverse body of women. They stand for reproductive and immigration rights, health care, economic security, violence, and racial justice. They focus on uplifting the voices of Women of Color and the LGBTQ community by fighting the attacks against women and working toward a proactive vision of what equality really looks like.
Doctors Without Borders helps people internationally by delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care. We believe it is important that everyone receives the healthcare they need despite their financial situations. Doctors Without Borders is an organization with strong core values that we believe is important for us to help.
The face of adversity could be a life-threatening illnesses, mental health challenges, grief, or any other personal hardship. It could last from hours to years. The Adversity 2 Advocacy Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the power of turning personal challenges into service to others with similar challenges. It’s important to use your existing knowledge to try and help others. A2A has many articles and podcasts aiming to inspire and help others.
11. Hungry For Music
Hungry For Music is dedicated to raising money to providing musical instruments to less fortunate children with a passion for music. HFM has helped distribute over 10,000 instruments to aspiring musicians. This charity sits well with us because of its values in helping others and the importance of music. Music is special because it can be used as a positive outlet to direct your energy toward.
12. Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
CAIR focuses on promoting justice and empowering and protecting the civil liberties of American Muslims. I have attended various CAIR events and discussions, and as a Muslim myself, I can understand why this organization is so important. It helps many Muslims feel more safe within their communities, and also provides good resources for dealing with discrimination or Islamophobia.
13. Show Hope
Show Hope is a charity dedicated to helping orphan children find loving families. They provide adoption aid because financial struggles are a main reason for today’s orphan crisis. They also support many care centers for children with acute medical and special needs.
14. Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
Every 98 seconds, a person experiences sexual assault; RAINN is America’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN is the founder and operator of the National Sexual Assault Hotline that helps thousands of people annually. This organization works endlessly to prevent sexual violence, provide support to victims, and ensure justice.