Charities For Human and Civil Rights

Thanks to the thousands of tireless organizations whose work is the endless task of protecting our human and civil rights around the world.


The concept of universal human rights is codified in the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights, written in the wake of the horrible abuses and suffering of World War II, and apply to all people. Civil rights pertain to those rights imparted to citizens of a specific country; for example, for American citizens by the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

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ACLU
A nonpartisan legal and advocacy organization devoted to protecting the basic civil liberties of everyone in America.
ACLU Foundation of Virginia
Defending individual liberties and advancing civil rights in Virginia.
Alliance San Diego
A community empowerment organization that builds coalitions to promote justice and social change.
American Friends Service Committee
Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice. Working to end discrimination, promote immigrant rights, create a just economy, and build peace.
American Immigration Council
Promoting policies that reflect our proud history as a nation of immigrants that respects fundamental principles of fairness and due process.
Anti-Defamation League
Dedicated to stopping the defamation of the Jewish people, and securing justice and fair treatment to all.
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Defending civil rights since 1974. Immigrant rights. Labor rights. Voting rights.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Our mission is to advance civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
Black Girl Dangerous
A reader-funded non-profit project created to amplify the voices of queer and trans people of color.
Black Lives Matter
A national organization working for the validity of Black life and to (re)build the Black liberation movement, with chapters around the country.
Border Angels
Championing the rights of migrants, immigration reform, and the prevention of immigrant deaths along the USA-Mexico border.
Brady Center To Prevent Gun Violence
Named after Ronald Reagan’s assistant who was shot and nearly killed, this group aims to halve gun deaths by 2025. They scored a major victory in the 90s with the federal assault weapons ban.
Center for Constitutional Rights
Dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Center for Reproductive Rights
For more than 20 years, the Center for Reproductive Rights has used the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right.
Chalkbeat
A non-profit news organization committed to reporting on the effort to improve schools for all children.
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
Advancing the human and civil rights of immigrants and refugees in Los Angeles.
Committee to Protect Journalists
Promoting press freedom worldwide and defending the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal.
Council on American-Islamic Relations
CAIR promotes understanding of Islam, encourages dialogue, protects civil liberties, empowers American Muslims, and builds coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Defending civil liberties in the digital world.
Equal Justice Initiative
Committed to ending mass incarceration in America, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
Equality Now
Working to end violence and discrimination against women and girls
Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project
A public interest legal organization serving some of the most vulnerable immigrants in the Los Angeles area.
Everytown for Gun Safety
Advocating for common-sense gun reforms to reduce gun violence.
Families USA
A leading national voice for health care consumers dedicated to achieving high-quality, affordable health care and improved health for all.
GLAAD
GLAAD rewrites the script for acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.
Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights
Educates, organizes, and empowers Latinos in Georgia to defend and advance their civil and human rights.
Greenpeace
Using peaceful protest to expose global environmental problems and to promotes a green and peaceful future.
Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality.
Human Rights Watch
Providing timely information on human rights crises in 90+ countries.
IRCO
Promoting the integration of refugees, immigrants and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy and inclusive multi-ethnic society.
In Other Words Feminist Community Center
A bookstore and community space local to Portland, OR that promotes a feminist and LGBTQ safe space and acts as a resource.
International Committee of the Red Cross
Helping those affected by armed conflict and promotes compliance with international humanitarian law.
Lakota People's Law Project
Legal advocates protecting Lakota families and communities. Active in the struggle against the #DAPL pipeline.
Lambda Legal
The oldest & largest national legal org committed to full civil rights for LGBT people & everyone living with HIV in the United States.
LatinoJustice
Using the power of the law together with advocacy and education, protects opportunities for all Latinos to succeed in school and work, fulfill their dreams, and sustain their families and communities.
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Securing equal justice for all through the rule of law, targeting in particular the inequities confronting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities. Runs the 866-OUR-VOTE voter protection hotline.
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
Championing the legal rights of people of color, low income communities, immigrants and refugees.
League of Women Voters
Encouraging informed and active participation in government and influencing public policy through education and advocacy.
Legal Aid Justice
Working to ensure equal justice under the law for all who live and work in Virginia.
Legal Aid Society of New York
The oldest and largest legal services organization in the nation, dedicated to providing quality legal representation to low-income New Yorkers.
Life After Hate
Dedicated to helping people leave white supremacy groups.
Matahari Justice
A Greater Boston organization of women of color, immigrant women and families who organize as sisters, workers, and survivors for personal and societal transformation, justice and human rights.
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Fostering sound public policies, laws and programs to safeguard the civil rights of the 45 million Latinos living in the United States.
Muslim Advocates
A national legal advocacy and educational organization that works on the frontlines of civil rights to guarantee freedom and justice for Americans of all faiths.
Muslim Public Affairs Council
Improves public understanding and policies that impact American Muslims by engaging our government, media & communities
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
America's legal counsel on issues of race.
NARAL Pro Choice America
Promoting the social welfare and education of the public on matters related to reproductive rights.
NIAC Action
Strengthening the voice of Iranian Americans and promoting greater understanding between the American and Iranian people.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Ensuring the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
Changing society to have zero tolerance for domestic violence.
National Immigration Forum
Advocating for the value of immigrants and immigration to the nation.
National Immigration Law Center
Defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
Provides legal and technical support to immigrants, legal counsel, and all advocates seeking to advance the rights of non-citizens.
National Organization for Women (NOW)
Devoted to achieving full equality for women through education and litigation.
National Women's Law Center
Championing policies and laws that help women and girls achieve their potential throughout their lives.
Native American Rights Fund
Providing legal assistance to Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide who may have otherwise gone without adequate representation.
New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice
Dedicated to organizing workers across race and industry to build the power and participation of workers and communities.
New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault
Developing strategies to prevent sexual violence and limit its destabilizing effects on victims, families and communities.
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Promoting justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants in the Pacific Northwest.
Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration
An international non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the world’s most vulnerable refugees.
Oxfam America
A world-wide development organization that mobilizes the power of people against poverty.
PEN America
Working to advance literature, defend free expression, and foster international literary fellowship.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
America's most trusted provider of reproductive health care for more than 90 years.
Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project
Provides free legal services to asylum-seekers and to promote the rights of detained immigrants.
Progressive Coders Network
A non-partisan, progressive network of tech activists who have been "democratizing democracy" since 2016.
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
The nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. Helping survivors via National Sexual Assault Hotline.
Reproductive Health Access Project
Working directly with primary care providers to integrate reproductive health into their practices so that everyone can receive this essential healthcare.
Sacred Stone Legal Defense Fund
A Fundrazr supporting the legal defense of warriors protecting land, water, and human rights against the DAPL. **Not a 501(c)3**
Safe Passage Project
Working with volunteer attorneys to provide representation for unaccompanied minors in immigration court.
Showing Up for Racial Justice
A national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice.
Southern Coalition for Social Justice
Partners with communities of color and economically disadvantaged communities in the south to defend and advance their political, social and economic rights through the combination of legal advocacy, research, organizing and communications.
Southern Poverty Law Center
Fighting hate and bigotry and seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.
Southerners on New Ground
A political home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South.
Sunlight Foundation
National, nonpartisan organization using technology, data, and journalism to make our government more accountable and transparent to all.
Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Working to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.
Tahirih Justice Center
Protecting immigrant women and girls who refuse to be victims of violence.
The Marshall Project
A nonprofit news organization covering America's criminal justice system.
The Trace
A nonprofit newsroom dedicated to shining a light on America's gun violence crisis.
Union of Concerned Scientists
Putting rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet's most pressing problems.
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
United Nations agency for promoting gender equality and women's empowerment
United Nations Populations Fund
United Nations agency dedicated to creating a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.
Women Deliver
A global advocacy organization dedicated to reducing maternal mortality and achieving universal access to reproductive health
Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights
A champion for kids in an system not designed to treat them as children, by helping ensure that their best interests come first.
Young Invincibles
Committed to amplifying the voices of young adults in the political process and expanding economic opportunity for our generation.

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