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Best of 2016


Charities recommended by Sub Pop and Hardly Art

We have compiled for you here a list of vetted (by us!) charities you can, should, could, would(please) consider donating a sum of money to. At the top we have local (Pacific Northwest) organizations, and next and last (please scroll down) we present you with national and international charities.

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§ Local/Regional Charities

  • OneAmerica

    OneAmerica operates under the fundamental premise that voices spoken together are stronger. That's why we work to build coalitions between immigrant communities and mainstream communities. Although the burden of policies that erode constitutional and civil rights is falling primarily on immigrant communities, we know that all people are affected.

  • Lifelong

    Delivering food, housing, and health services to people living with chronic illnesses, including HIV and AIDS

  • Northwest Harvest

    Northwest Harvest is Washington's own statewide hunger relief agency. Our mission is leading the fight for hungry people statewide to have access to nutritious food while respecting their dignity and promoting good health. Our vision is ending hunger in Washington.

  • Heroes On The Water NW Chapter

    The mission of Heroes On the Water (HOW) is to help wounded warriors - service members: active duty and/or retired veterans in our community relax, rehabilitate, and reintegrate through kayak fishing and the outdoors.We offer an outdoor therapeutic experience that yields independence, hope, and recovery through mastery of a new sustainable life skill that helps restore their self-confidence.

  • The Major Taylor Project

    The Major Taylor Project (MTP) is a year-round, youth development cycling program produced by the Cascade Bicycle Club Diversity and Inclusion department, integrating bicycling, healthy living, bicycle maintenance, road safety awareness and the importance of working toward individual goals. MTP is focused on introducing youth from diverse communities to recreational cycling and creating an inclusive culture of bicycling.

  • In The Kitchen

    ITK is a junior culinary program for kids ages 6-10 and 11-14 years old. Located in south Seattle at the Hillman City Collaboratory, its primary focus is to educate youth on healthy eating, learning to work in a kitchen, writing recipes, and creating their own dishes in a fun environment.

  • Mary's Place

    Mary's Place is a leading voice for homeless women, children, and families in emergency situations. With a goal to empower women to reclaim their lives by offering community, acceptance, hope and dignity, and provide practical tools and resources that help women find housing and employment and keep struggling families together.

  • Skate Like a Girl

    Skate Like a Girl is a unique organization locally and internationally providing an innovative approach to female empowerment and leadership, focusing on the individual level and promoting women's skateboarding on the community level. The goal is to create a collective of girls and women who strive for social justice.

  • Urban Artworks

    Urban ArtWorks is a Seattle-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for contemporary artists and local youth to work together to create public works of art. Our goal is to empower young people through professional opportunities in the arts.

  • TeamChild

    TeamChild is a Washington State-based organization with offices in five of the state's most populated and diverse counties. They focus on providing legal services, support, and training to youth to help them achieve positive outcomes in their lives. They use their legal expertise and community partnerships to break down barriers to community services in order to overcome the root causes of a youth's involvement in the juvenile justice system.

  • FareStart

    FareStart is a real solution to some of our society's most pressing challenges--homelessness, joblessness, poverty and hunger. Our model works because we are both an effective social service provider, and a thriving social enterprise. We help people transform their lives, create value for our community, and offer a way for everyone to play a role doing something that matters.

  • Mitrata-Nepal Foundation for Children: The Mitrata-Nepal Foundation

    Mitrata-Nepal Foundation for Children is an organization based in St. Louis, MO and Seattle, WA that has founded a home and school for underprivileged children in Nepal. Basic privileges that we might take for granted, like clean water, healthcare, and education are not available to a great number of families in Nepal, and our goal is to use our resources to improve the lives of young Nepali people so that they can then in turn give back to their communities through their newfound education and resources.

  • Pike Market Senior Center and Food Bank

    Helping seniors and families facing homelessness and hunger here in Seattle!

    A really great story and info here.

§ National/International

  • Black Youth Project 100

    BYP100 is an activist member-based organization of Black 18-35 year olds, dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people. We do this through building a collective focused on transformative leadership development, direct action organizing, advocacy and education using a Black queer feminist lens.

  • Stand with Standing Rock

    Support the Standing Rock Tribe and contribute in solidarity with the water protectors fighting to ensure clean land and water.

  • ACLU

    The ACLU works to defend and preserve the rights and liberties provided by the United States Constitution and that works seems ever important. Also, they really nail it with their home page.

  • Save the Children

    Save the Children is well known for the work they do getting people to sponsor children in need with monthly support but the organization does a lot more than that. The group works all over the world including some more recent efforts on the ground in Syria and within refugee camps.

  • MusiCares

    The MusiCares MAP Fund provides financial and supportive assistance for music people in need of addiction recovery services. If you know of someone in the music industry who is struggling with an addiction issue, please contact MusiCares. We can and will help. Call 310.392.3777 or toll-free 1.800.687.4227.

  • Convoy of Hope

    Flint, Michigan STILL does not have clean drinking water and Convoy of Hope is distributing clean water.

  • SPLC

    Founded in 1971, Southern Poverty Law Center is a non-profit organization that combats hate, intolerance and discrimination through education and litigation.

  • The Trevor Project

    A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for gay and questioning youth.

  • Doctors Without Borders

    We help people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care.

  • Lighthouse Relief

    Volunteers provide coordination efforts and emergency relief to refugees that arrive on the Greek island of Lesvos, and in Filippiada, Katsikas and Ritsona camps in mainland Greece.

  • The Empowerment Plan

    The Empowerment Plan is a Detroit based nonprofit organization focused on permanently elevating families from the generational cycle of homelessness. We hire single parents from local shelters and provide them with training and full-time employment as seamstresses so that they can earn a stable income, find secure housing, and regain their independence. The individuals we hire manufacture a coat designed to meet the needs of those in the homeless community. The durable EMPWR Coat can transform into a sleeping bag at night or an over- the-shoulder bag when not in use.

  • The Dream Corps

    The Dream Corps was founded by Van Jones in 2014 to help cutting-edge initiatives grow big enough to impact millions of lives. Our slogan is "21st-century jobs, not jails."

    We back initiatives that close prison doors and open doors of opportunity. We currently work on these three programs:

    #cut50: Transforming the criminal justice system: #cut50 works to popularize bipartisan alternatives and practical solutions to help America safely and smartly reduce its jail and prison populations by 50 percent over the next 10 years.

    #YesWeCode: Increasing opportunity in the tech sector: #YesWeCode works to help 100,000 young women and men of diverse backgrounds find success in the tech sector.

    Green For All: Building an inclusive green economy: Green For All works to build an inclusive green economy by moving $1 trillion dollars from polluters' pockets into low-income communities.

  • Malala fund

    Created by Malala Yousafzai the Malala fund advocate on a local, national and international levels for resources and policy changes needed to ensure all girls have access to an education. They invest in developing country education leaders and organisations—the people who best understand girls in their communities—in regions where most girls miss out on secondary education.

  • Plus One Foundation

    Plus One provides grants to children and adults living with neurological diseases and disorders. Therapies include horseback riding, aquatic, music, physical, art, martial arts. These highly effective therapies are out-of-pocket expenses generally not covered by insurance.