Adhikaar is committed to improving the lives of Nepali speaking communities and having their voices heard in the social justice movement. They provide direct services, train new leaders, and work to strengthen coalitions.

Albany Park Neighborhood Council

The APNC seeks to create a safer community, improve quality of education, provide a voice for youth, preserve affordable housing, increase access to affordable health care, and sustain a mixed socioeconomic and ethnically diverse community in the Albany Park area of Chicago.

American Civil Liberties Union

The ACLU is a guardian of liberty working daily in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee to everyone here.

Applied Research Center

ARC is a racial justice think tank using media, research, and activism to promote solutions. ARC seeks to popularize racial justice and prepare people to fight for it.

Asian Law Caucus

ALC promotes, advances, and represents the legal and civil rights of Asian and Pacific Islander communities. ALC is the nation’s first legal and civil rights organization serving low-income Asian Pacific American communities.

Border Action Network

BAN works with immigrant and border communities in Arizona to ensure that rights are respected, human dignity is upheld and communities are healthy places in which to live. BAN is a membership-based organization combining grassroots community organizing, leadership development, litigation, and policy advocacy.

Border Network for Human Rights

BNHR is one of the leading immigration reform and human rights advocacy organizations in the United States. It helps organize other civic-minded groups along the border and is the force behind the Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance.

Bread & Roses Community Fund

Bread & Roses is a unique gathering of activists committed to supporting social justice by providing technical assistance and raising and distributing funds to groups working for access to health care; economic justice; a clean, safe environment; civil and human rights; peace; and other social justice issues.


Breakthrough is a global human rights organization that uses the power of media, pop culture, and community mobilization to inspire people to take bold action for dignity, equality, and justice.

Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth

CFSY is a national campaign working to end the practice of sentencing youth to die in prison—because people should not be declared worthless and stripped of the opportunity for rehabilitation due to acts committed in their youth. Campaign for Youth Justice The Campaign for Youth Justice is dedicated to ending the practice of trying, sentencing, and incarcerating youth under 18 in the adult criminal justice system.

Carnegie Corporation of New York

Andrew Carnegie envisioned Carnegie Corporation of New York, as a foundation that would "promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding." Carnegie Corporation also honors Andrew Carnegie’s passion for international peace and the health of our democracy.

Center for Constitutional Rights

CCR is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.

Center for Reproductive Rights

CRR uses the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.

Community Asset Development Re-defining Education (CADRE)

CADRE works to solidify and advance parent leadership to ensure that all children are rightfully educated regardless of where they live. CADRE seeks to effect policy change and mobilize political will through new parent participation models that preserve and expand the right to education for all South LA children and youth.

Detention Watch Network

DWN is a coalition that addresses the immigration detention crisis head on by working to reform the U.S. detention and deportation systems so that all who come to U.S. shores receive fair and humane treatment.

Dignity in Schools Campaign

The DSC challenges the systemic problem of pushout in U.S. schools—advocating for the human right of every child to a quality education and to be treated with dignity. It unites parents, youth, educators and advocates in a campaign to promote local and national alternatives to a culture of zero tolerance, punishment and removal.

Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children

FFLIC is a statewide membership-based organization that fights for a better life for all of Louisiana’s youth, especially those involved in or targeted by the juvenile justice system.

Ford Foundation

The Foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide.

Four Freedoms Fund

FFF is a collaborative fund of donors who seek to secure the full integration of immigrants as active participants in U.S. democracy. To do so, FFF supports and strengthens the ability of the immigrant rights field by playing three key roles —as an investor, convener and strategizer.

Freedom Network USA

is a coalition of 25 non-governmental organizations that provide services to, and advocates for the rights of trafficking survivors in the United States. Network members work closely with trafficked persons to ensure that they receive necessary services and monitor implementation of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act.

Friends of Justice

Friends of Justice is a nonprofit organization that works to uphold due process for all Americans by building a public consensus for ending mass incarceration and respecting human dignity in the criminal justice system.

Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing

FCYO seeks to substantially increase philanthropic investment in and strengthen the organizational capacities of youth organizing groups across the country.

Grassroots Leadership

GL works with communities across the country to abolish forprofit prisons, jails, and detention centers, and strives to reduce criminalization and incarceration.

Helping and Healing Families

HHF conducts outreach and intervention in economically, emotionally, and educationally disadvantaged communities throughout the United States that are highly impacted by incarceration.

Human Rights at Home (HuRAH) Campaign

Formed in 2008, HuRAH is a cross-movement building initiative bridging national and grassroots organizations from across the country to create greater accountability for human rights for all people within or on our borders.

Human Rights Institute at Columbia School of Law

HRI fosters the development of a rich and comprehensive human rights curriculum and builds bridges between theory and practice, between law and other disciplines, between constitutional rights and international human rights, and between Columbia Law School and the world wide human rights movement.

Indian Law Resource Center

ILRC provides legal assistance to indigenous peoples of the Americas to combat racism and oppression, protect their lands and environment, protect their cultures and ways of life, achieve sustainable economic development and genuine self-government, and to realize their other human rights.

Inner-city Muslim Action Network

IMAN is a community-based nonprofit that works for social justice, delivers a range of social services, and cultivates the arts in urban communities.

Just and Fair Schools Fund

JFSF supports grassroots organizing initiatives that work to eliminate harsh school discipline policies and practices—and that uphold the right to education for all youth.

Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana

JJPL seeks to transform the juvenile justice system into one that builds on the strengths of young people, families and communities to ensure children are given the greatest opportunities to grow and thrive.

Juvenile Law Center

JLC is a national nonprofit public interest law firm that advances and protects the rights and well-being of youth in the child welfare and justice systems by using legal advocacy, publications, projects, public education, and training to ensure those children receive the protection and services they need to become productive adults.

Kenwood Oakland Community Organizations

Through the sustained engagement of low-income and working families, KOCO develops multi-generational leaders who impact decision-making processes and public policies, improving the quality of life in local communities.

Lambent Foundation

Lambent leverages the critical role of arts and culture at the intersection of social justice. Through grantmaking and creative programs Lambent explores the impact of contemporary art as a strategy for promoting sustainable cultural practices in New York City, New Orleans and Nairobi.

Malcolm X Center for Self Determination

The Malcolm X Center and WMXP-LP 95.5 FM promote the economic, social and cultural consciousness and rights of New Afrikans. The Center serves as a public space for developing, testing, training and implementation of approaches to popular education, strategic planning, and communications skill enhancement for self-determination and self-advocacy.

Media Mobilizing Project

MMP exists to build a community media infrastructure for the growing movement to end poverty.

Montana Human Rights Network

MHRN fearlessly confronts racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia and other forms of injustice by shining a bright light on those activities and speaking up for the democratic values that unite us.

Mother Jones

MJ is a nonprofit news organization that specializes in investigative, political, and social justice reporting. MJ has two platforms: an award-winning bimonthly national magazine and a website featuring original reporting.

Mural Arts Program

MAP is a program of the City of Philadelphia that unites artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives.

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum

NAPAWF is the only national, multi-issue Asian and Pacific Islander (API) women’s organization in the country. NAPAWF seeks to build a movement to advance social justice and human rights for API women and girls.

National Domestic Workers Alliance

NDWA organizes domestic workers in the U.S. for respect, recognition and labor standards. Through leadership development, strategic campaigns and alliance building they seek to help build a vibrant movement for social and global justice.

National Economic & Social Rights Initiative

NESRI works to build a broad movement for economic & social rights, including health, housing, education and work with dignity. NESRI advocates for public policies that guarantee the universal and equitable fulfillment of these rights in the United States.

National Employment Law Project

NELP works in partnership with national, state, and local allies to promote policies and programs that create good jobs, strengthen upward mobility, enforce hard-won worker rights, and help unemployed workers regain their economic footing through improved benefits and services. Heartland Alliance’s.

National Immigrant Justice Center

NIJC is dedicated to ensuring human rights protections and access to justice for all immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. NIJC provides direct legal services to and advocates for these populations through policy reform, impact litigation, and public education.

National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty

NLCHP seeks to prevent and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement. The Law Center strives to place homelessness in the larger context of poverty.

National People’s Action

NPA is a network of community organizations from across the country that work to advance a national economic and racial justice agenda.

Native Americans in Philanthropy

Native Americans in Philanthropy holds a vision of healthy and sustainable communities enhanced by the Native spirit of generosity. This vision inspires and motivates member engagement through our mission to advance philanthropic practices grounded in Native values and traditions.

New America Media

NAM is the country’s first and largest national collaboration and advocate of 2000 ethnic news organizations.

New York Civil Liberties Union

NYCLU defends and promotes the fundamental principles and values embodied in the Bill of Rights, the U.S. Constitution, and the New York Constitution, including freedom of speech and religion, and the right to privacy, equality and due process of law for all New Yorkers.

Oak Foundation

Oak is an international foundation that has made more than 2,100 grants across the globe since its establishment in 1998. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and has offices in seven other countries including Belize, Bulgaria, Denmark, Ethiopia, the UK, the U.S. and Zimbabwe.

Ohio Justice & Policy Center

OJPC is a nonprofit law office that works for productive, statewide reform of the criminal justice system by promoting rehabilitation of incarcerated people; enabling them to successfully reintegrate into the community; and eliminating racial disparities in the criminal justice system.


OneAmerica, formerly Hate Free Zone, advances the fundamental principles of democracy and justice through building power in immigrant communities, in collaboration with key allies.

Open Society Foundations

OSF works to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. The Foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights.

Padres y Jovenes Unidos

Padres is a multi-issue organization led by people of color who work for educational excellence, racial justice for youth, immigrant rights and quality healthcare for all in Colorado. Partnership for Safety and Justice PSJ works with people convicted of crime, survivors of crime, and the families of both to advocate for policies that make Oregon’s approach to public safety more effective and more just.

Pennsylvania Immigration & Citizenship Coalition

PICC is a diverse, statewide coalition of fifty organizations that represents the needs of immigrants, migrants, refugees and other new Americans living in Pennsylvania to policy makers, public officials, and the general public. We seek to educate the public and develop support for fair policies that welcome and sustain immigrants.

Philadelphia Foundation

The Foundation nurtures a high-performing nonprofit sector through investment in business and management practices that enable organizations to better meet their missions. Philadelphia Student Union PSU is a youth-led organization that exists to build the power of young people to demand a high quality education in the Philadelphia public school system.

Poverty and Race Research Action Council

PRRAC is a civil rights policy organization that helps connect advocates with social scientists working on race and poverty issues, and to promote a research-based advocacy strategy on structural inequality issues.

Poverty Initiative

PI raises up generations of religious and community leaders committed to building a movement to end poverty, led by the poor.

Power U Center for Social Change

Power U is a grassroots organization based in Miami, Florida fighting for land, people, and community; organizing for justice in schools and communities; and supporting the struggle for social, environmental, and economic justice.

Proteus Fund

Proteus is a foundation committed to advancing justice through democracy, human rights and peace. It partners with individual donors and foundations to achieve their goals through strategy development, research and fund management.

Public Interest Projects

PIP brings together and strengthens the work of philanthropic institutions, nonprofit groups and other public interest organizations, sharing a vision of a society that ensures justice, dignity and opportunity for all people.

Public Welfare Foundation

PWF supports efforts to ensure fundamental rights and opportunities for people in need. They look for carefully defined points where funds can make a difference in bringing about systemic changes that can improve people’s lives.

Rebecca Project for Human Rights

Rebecca Project advocates for justice, dignity and policy reform for vulnerable women in the United States and Africa because women and girls possess the right to live free of gendered inequity and violence, and investment in their leadership creates healthy, safe, and strong communities.

Rights for All People/ Derechos Para Todos

RAP/DPT brings the voices of immigrant leaders and their allies to the struggle for equality, mutual respect, and justice in the metro Denver area through education, community, organizing, and successful campaigns.

Rights Working Group

RWG strives to restore the American commitment to protect civil liberties and human rights for all people in the U.S. RWG has grown a strong coalition of civil liberties, human rights and civil rights, national security, and immigrant rights organizations to work hand in hand to restore due process.

Southern Echo

Echo is committed to building new accountable grassroots leadership, based on an inter-generational model, through training, technical and legal assistance. Echo staff works with and in support of African-American and working class community leadership and organizations throughout rural Mississippi and in 11 other Southern states.

Stoneleigh Foundation

Stoneleigh Foundation supports fellows exploring innovative, collaborative, cross-system reform to the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

Target Area Development Corporation

TADC is a regional grassroots social justice organization in Chicago, building power in communities to solve stubborn problems using research, organizing, mobilization, and education.

Texas Criminal Justice Coalition

TCJC is committed to identifying and advancing real solutions to the problems facing Texas’ juvenile and criminal justice systems. TCJC provides policy research and analysis, forms effective partnerships, and educates key stakeholders to promote effective management, accountability, and best practices that increase public safety and preserve human and civil rights.

The Advocates for Human Rights

AHR is dedicated to promoting and protecting human rights. Through cutting-edge research, education, and advocacy, Advocates saves lives, fights injustice, restores peace, and builds the human rights movement in the United States and around the world.

The Atlantic Philanthropies

The Atlantic Philanthropies are committed to making improvements in the lives of people who need change the most. Together with grantees, AP endeavors to make lasting changes for people disadvantaged by their economic situation, race, nationality, gender, age, disabilities, immigration status, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religion.

The Defender Association

The Association is recognized in Washington state and nationally as a leader in public defense. Its staff members are active in the statewide Defender organization, local and state bar association work, as well as the National Lawyers Guild and other alternative bar groups.

The Labor/Community Strategy Center

LCSC is a Think Tank/Act Tank for regional, national and international movement building based in Los Angeles. LCSC’s campaigns, projects, and publications are rooted in working class communities of color, and address the totality of urban life with a particular focus on civil rights, environmental justice, public health, global warming, and the criminal legal system.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

LCCHR is a coalition charged by its diverse membership to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States through advocacy and outreach to targeted constituencies.

The Libra Foundation

Recognizing the power of human rights to express our values and transform societies, the Foundation joins with other foundations that are working to secure human rights for all people and to develop its application here in the U.S.

The Moriah Fund

Moriah supports programs that strengthen local involvement, leadership and institutional development. The Fund focuses on areas where private funding can make a difference, that is, areas that receive inadequate government funds, or that leverage public and private support through advocacy and the modeling of innovative programs.

The Nation Institute

The Nation is a nonprofit media center that was established to extend the reach of progressive ideas and strengthen the independent press.

The Nicholson Foundation

The Nicholson Foundation works with families and communities to help their children become healthy, productive adults and realize their potential, by enhancing and connecting programs across the human-services delivery system.

The Opportunity Agenda

OA was founded with the mission of building the national will to expand opportunity in America. Through active partnerships with advocates, organizers, researchers, and policymakers, OA tells a new story to the American people.

The Overbrook Foundation

Overbrook is a progressive family foundation that supports organizations advancing human rights and conserving the natural environment.

The William Penn Foundation

The William Penn Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia region through efforts that foster rich cultural expression, strengthen children’s futures, and deepen connections to nature and community. In partnership with others, the Foundation works to advance a vital, just, and caring community.

United Congress of Community and Religious Organizations

UCCRO is a multi-ethnic and multi-issue alliance of community and religious organizations who are working to establish a common human rights agenda, and move past barriers that keep communities divided.

United Workers

UW is a human rights organization led by low-wage workers leading the fight for fair development in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor that respects human rights, maximizes public benefits and is sustainable.

Urban Justice Center

UJC serves New York City’s most vulnerable residents through a combination of direct legal service, systemic advocacy, community education and political organizing.

U.S. Human Rights Fund

The USHRF is a partnership of donors who provide strategic field-building support to social justice organizations engaged in human rights work within the U.S. The Fund’s mission is to promote dignity, equality, and opportunity for all people by advocating for the U.S. to uphold international human rights values and standards within its borders.

US Human Rights Network

USHRN seeks to build a human rights movement in the U.S. that ensures U.S. accountability to universal human rights standards; puts those directly affected by violations at the center of leading the movement; raises awareness of the human rights framework within the broader social justice movement; and facilitates sharing of resources and concerted action among activists.

Voices of Youth in Chicago Education

VOYCE is a youth organizing collaborative for education justice led by students of color from 7 community organizations and 8 Chicago Public High Schools.


WITNESS uses video to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations.

Youth Justice Coalition

YJC is working to build a youth-led movement to challenge race, gender and class inequality in the Los Angeles County juvenile injustice system.

Youth United for Change

YUC is building a youth based, democratic organization with the power to hold school officials and government accountable to meet the educational needs of Philadelphia public school students.