Reza Ganjavi has contributed to and recommends the following charitable foundations and organizations:[Some good charity rating websites include: http://www.justgive.org/ and http://www.charitynavigator.org]
- The Alliance for Climate Protection
- Rainforest Action Network (RAN)
- Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
- The Southern Poverty Law Center
- Global Fund for Women
- Los Angeles Police Foundation
- United Negro College Fund
- Room To Read
- Friends of Africa Foundation & Africa Foundation
- Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC)
- International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
- Oak Grove School
- Brockwood Park School
- The Nature Conservancy
- Natural Resources Defense Council
- Conservation International
- The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)
- United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
- AIDS Walk Boston
- The Ride to Conquer Cancer
- Campaign for Fashion Victims
- Eawag aquatic research institutes: SODIS
- Kind und Krebs (Children & Cancer)
- Marie Curie Cancer Care
- Global Environmental Society (GES)
- Moms Against Poverty (MAP)
- The Ojai Retreat
- Whole Planet Foundation
- Ojai Valley Land Conservancy
- Friends Of The Earth
- Ellie Wenker (not a charity)
- SOS Children's Villages International
- Doctors Without Borders
- Teen Cancer America
- March Of Dimes
- National MS Society
- Laguna Beach Festival of Arts Foundation Scholarship Fund
- The ALS Association
- Oregon Food Bank
- CARE International
- International Rescue Committee (IRC)
- NAMM Foundation
- Institute for Justice
- The California State Firefighters’ Association (CSFA)
- Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland
- Saskia Griffiths-Moore: music projects
- Beda Ehrensperger: cultural center in Africa
- Sergei Boutenko: Van Boom
- Anna Petrova-Forster, Stefania Verità, et al.: music album
- Political contributions
The Alliance for Climate Protection
The Alliance will persuade people of the importance, urgency and feasibility of adopting and implementing effective and comprehensive solutions for the climate crisis.
Donation Page: http://www.climateprotect.org/donate
Rainforest Action Network (RAN)
Since 1985, the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has been working to protect rainforests and the human rights of those living in and around those forests. RAN campaigns for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life by transforming the global marketplace through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action. RAN's grassroots allies carry on the essential work of educating local communities and gathering the critical mass needed to exert effective pressure for change when and where it is needed. Through media campaigns, conferences, and publications, RAN's efforts have helped to make the rainforest issue the cause celebre that it has become in the U.S.
donation page: http://ran.org/give/
WATCH OUT: These people trade your name with others.
This is to confirm our conversation that
I was opted out of mailing list but I was not flagged to never receive anything (which is what I wanted) and was not opted out of not having my name and address traded with other organization (which is clearly what I wanted when I asked to be removed from your mailing list). You say you have people who are pissed at you. There is really good reason for it. Maybe it's time to review your publicity policies. What happened to me can not simply be a mistake.
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
Founded in 1990, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defense when our freedoms in the networked world come under attack. EFF confronts cutting-edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights today. EFF fights for freedom primarily in the courts, bringing and defending lawsuits even when that means taking on the US government or large corporations. By mobilizing more than 50,000 concerned citizens through our Action Center, EFF beats back bad legislation. In addition to advising policymakers, EFF educates the press and public, and supports the development of freedom-enhancing inventions.
donation page: http://www.eff.org/support/
The Southern Poverty Law Center
donation page: https://secure.splcenter.org/donate/online/online.jsp
The Southern Poverty Law Center began as a small civil rights law firm in 1971. Today it is known for its precedent-setting legal victories against white supremacist groups, its sponsorship of the Civil Rights Memorial, its tracking of hate groups and its national tolerance education programs. The Center is a nonprofit organization that combats hate, intolerance and discrimination through education and litigation.
Global Fund for Women, Inc.
The Global Fund for Women is a nonprofit grantmaking foundation that advances women's human rights worldwide. We are a network of women and men who believe that ensuring women's full equality and participation in society is one of the most effective ways to build a just, peaceful and sustainable world. We raise funds from a variety of sources and make grants to women-led organizations that promote the economic security, health, safety, education and leadership of women and girls.The Global Fund for Women is a nonprofit grantmaking foundation that advances women's human rights worldwide. We are a network of women and men who believe that ensuring women's full equality and participation in society is one of the most effective ways to build a just, peaceful and sustainable world. We raise funds from a variety of sources and make grants to women-led organizations that promote the economic security, health, safety, education and leadership of women and girls.
Los Angeles Police Foundation
donation page: http://www.lapolicefoundation.org/contribute.html
Assist the Los Angeles Police Department
United Negro College Fund
donation page: http://give.uncf.org/site/PageServer?pagename=main_page
The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is the nation’s largest, oldest, most successful and most comprehensive minority higher education assistance organization. UNCF provides operating funds and technology enhancement services for 39 member historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), scholarships and internships for students at about 900 institutions and faculty and administrative professional training.
Over 63 years, the United Negro College Fund has raised more than $2 billion to help a total of more than 350,000 students attend college and has distributed more funds to help minorities attend school than any entity outside of the government.
Room To Read
donation page: http://www.roomtoread.org/involvement/donate.html
Room to Read partners with local communities throughout the developing world to establish schools, libraries, and other educational infrastructure. We seek to intervene early in the lives of children in the belief that education is a lifelong gift that empowers people to ultimately improve socioeconomic conditions for their families, communities, countries, and future generations. Through the opportunities that only an education can provide, we strive to break the cycle of poverty, one child at a time. Since our inception in 2000, Room to Read has impacted the lives of over 1.2 million children by: constructing 287 schools; establishing over 3,600 libraries; donating over 1.4 million children's books; funding 2,336 long-terms girls' scholarships and establishing 117 computer and language labs.
Friends of Africa Foundation & Africa Foundation
donation page: http://partners.guidestar.org/controller/searchResults.gs?action_donateReport=1&partner=networkforgood&ein=88-0461880
Friends of Africa Foundation was formed in 1999 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Friends of Africa Foundation mission is to bring together an international community of individuals interested in conserving Africa’s wildlife heritage through empowering its people.
The Friends of Africa Foundation's goal is to improve the lives of rural communities bordering conservation areas in East and Southern Africa in the following program areas:
• Health Care
• Income Generating Activities
Friends of Africa Foundation generally carries out its mission utilizing the local capabilities of the Africa Foundation (www.africafoundation.org).
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC)
Mission is to:
- provide refuge for orphaned, injured and ill animals.
- take care of animals that cannot survive in the wild.
- educate visitors about Alaska's wildlife.
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
Striving to make a better world for both animals and people.
donation page: https://www.ifaw.org/ifaw/general/default.aspx?oid=128149
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
Oak Grove School
donation page: https://bookstore.kfa.org/secure_giving/oak_grove_donation.html
The intent of the Oak Grove School is for students to develop the skills necessary to function in the modern world, and at the same time to develop a foundation for inquiry into perennial questions of human life.
Consistent with the views of its founder, J. Krishnamurti, the school does not subscribe to any creed or ideology. Rather, it assists students in the open-minded investigation of enduring human issues.
Krishnamurti said about the school, "The school is concerned with freedom and order. Freedom is not the expression of one's own desire, choice or self-interest. That inevitably leads to disorder. Freedom of choice is not freedom, though it may appear so; nor is order, conformity or imitation. Order can only come with the insight that to choose is itself the denial of freedom.
In school one learns the importance of relationship which is not based on attachment and possession. It is here one can learn about the movement of thought,
love and death, for all this is our life. From the ancient of times, man has sought something beyond the materialistic world, something immeasurable, something sacred. It is the intent of this school to inquire into this possibility."
Brockwood Park School
The young are inheriting a complex world. It is a world in which rapid technological progress goes hand-in-hand with environmental, social, economic, and political crises. Must the young take the world as it is, accepting an education that enables them to 'fit in' to society, or can they learn to question deeply what they see and respond creatively out of a sense of personal integrity that enables them to meet whatever life may bring?
At Brockwood Park School we are committed to educating young people to meet life as a whole. Academic excellence is absolutely necessary, but equal importance is given to an ongoing inquiry into the way we live our daily lives. Many of the difficulties in today's world are the outcome of attitudes and beliefs that education for our times needs to examine.
In the secure and friendly surroundings of Brockwood Park, students are encouraged to reflect on their own thoughts, feelings and actions and on those of others. Brockwood offers a setting where students and staff can learn to live and work together harmoniously and intelligently. This process is liberating, for with growth in awareness and understanding of our behaviour, we can discover the immense potential of life and our possibility of living it to the full.
The Nature Conservancy
[Alert: They send your name to other organizations such as WWF]
Donation page: https://secure.nature.org/support_us?support=donate
Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to protect the most ecologically important lands and waters around the world for nature and people. Using a non-confrontational, collaborative approach, they work closely with partners, corporations, indigenous people and traditional communities all over the world. Their science-based plan works to achieve tangible results while striving to exercise integrity beyond reproach and to operate openly and transparently.
I also donated Delta Skymiles to them through www.delta.com
Natural Resources Defense Council
Donation page: http://www.nrdc.org/joingive/
The Natural Resources Defense Council's purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends. We work to restore the integrity of the elements that sustain life -- air, land and water -- and to defend endangered natural places. We seek to establish sustainability and good stewardship of the Earth as central ethical imperatives of human society. NRDC affirms the integral place of human beings in the environment. We strive to protect nature in ways that advance the long-term welfare of present and future generations. We work to foster the fundamental right of all people to have a voice in decisions that affect their environment.
Donation page: https://secure2.convio.net/cintl/site/Donation2?df_id=1480&1480.donation=form1
Founded in 1987, Conservation International (CI) is an innovative leader in global biodiversity conservation. Our mission is to conserve the Earth's living heritage, our global biodiversity, and to demonstrate that human societies are able to live harmoniously with nature. We apply innovations in science, economics, policy and community participation to protect the Earth's richest regions of plant and animal diversity in the biodiversity hotspots, high-biodiversity wilderness areas as well as important marine regions around the globe. CI believes that Earth's natural heritage must be maintained if future generations are to thrive spiritually, culturally and economically. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., CI works in more than 40 countries on four continents.
The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)
The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), together with the people of Africa, works to ensure the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever. AWF is the leading international conservation organization focused solely on Africa. We believe that protecting Africa's wildlife and wild landscapes is the key to the future prosperity of Africa and its people - and for over forty-five years we have made it our work to help ensure that Africa's wild resources endure. At AWF we approach all of our work at the landscape level - that is to say, we look at large landscapes (we have identified eight of these areas to date). Within these landscapes, we implement a variety of efforts that conserve land, protect species and empower people.
Donation Page: http://www.awf.org/section/engaging_you/donate/
Elephant Conservation Research Project: http://www.awf.org/content/action/detail/3596
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
[Alert: They send your name to other organizations such as LA children hospital].
Originally "United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund". Now: United Nations Children's Fund.
Your donation will help provide children around the world with health care, clean water, sound nutrition, education, protection from abuse and exploitation, and emergency assistance in times of crisis.
Donation page: http://www.supportunicef.org/forms/whichcountry2.html
AIDS Walk Boston
Visit http://www.aidswalkboston.org to learn more about the Walk, the mission and activities of AIDS Action Committee, and others ways you can get involved with our organization.
The Ride to Conquer Cancer
The Ride to Conquer Cancer supports breakthrough cancer research, exemplary teaching, and compassionate care at The Princess Margaret, one of the top 5 cancer research hospitals in the world.
To all Riders & Donors,
For a second straight year, because of YOU, The Ride to Conquer Cancer has surpassed all expectations. What an accomplishment! Over $14.5 million dollars was raised by 3,530 Riders and their respective donors! This event continues to be the most successful cycling fundraiser in Canadian history.
Aquaverde is a non-profit organisation based in Switzerland. It is dedicated to supporting tribal reforestation projects in the brasilian Amazon Forest. Our efforts impact on the whole of humanity by helping to provide future generation’s water and clean air, while at the same time protecting the biodiversity of the forest and offering indigenous tribes an economic alternative to deforestation. The programs, organized and managed by the communities themselves, assure the protection of their natural environment, the preservation of their culture and ancestral way of life and ultimately their existence as a people.
The Trees you have sponsored will be planted in the reforestation program carried out by the Surui People of Amazon, in the brasilian state of Rondônia.
Your act motivated by solidarity and pleasure will feed the life of those who, on the other side of the world, struggle every day to save their environment. Your engagement brings forth dignity and most of all the hope in a humanity where sharing, responsibility, equity and mutual respect take a true meaning.
Every one of your foster acts is a testimony of love towards human being and nature … We thank you for your engagement and your generosity.
The Shooting Star Children's Hospice
Shooting Star offers a range of care services for children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families. These can take place in the family home, in the community and at Shooting Star House, the purpose-built facility based in Hampton, Middlesex.
Campaign for Fashion Victims
Eawag aquatic research institutes
Solar water disinfection - the SODIS method - is a simple procedure to disinfect drinking water. Contaminated water is filled in a transparent PET-bottle or glass bottle and exposed to the sun for 6 hours. During this time, the UV-radiation of the sun kills diarrhoea generating pathogens. The SODIS-method helps to prevent diarrhoea and thereby is saving lives of people. This is urgently necessary as still more than 4000 children die every day from the consequences of diarrhoea.
Kind und Krebs (Children & Cancer)
Auto-Translation from German:
"Child and cancer - the Swiss Research Foundation is committed with the help of donations for the therapy - and drug research and successfully helps children with cancer . With new therapies and receive appropriate drug more and more children a chance at healing and life. Numerous medical publications attest to the success of our supported physicians and scientists and their research."
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Providing care for terminally ill patients
Marie Curie Cancer Care was established in 1948 - the same year as the NHS.
More than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals help provide care for terminally ill patients in the community and in our hospices, along with support for their families.
This year we expect to provide care to more than 31,000 people with cancer and other terminal illnesses.
Global Environmental Society (GES)
The non-profit Global Environmental Society (GES) network tackles the vicious circle of inaction among consumers, the industry and politics through proactive environmental management. It therefore runs educational campaigns and offers a platform to encourage knowledge and idea exchange among scientists, universities, industries, environmental groups, politicians and non-government organizations.
Moms Against Poverty (MAP).
Donation applied as follow:
Choose_a_Cause : AZERBAIJAN - IRAN Earthquake Relief Fund
Thank you for your kind and generous donation to Moms Against Poverty (MAP). Your generosity will make an immediate difference in the lives of children living in poverty.
As you are aware, on a daily basis many children die due to poverty. We believe that every child deserves a chance in this world and your generosity will help provide food, shelter, health care and education to many children.
It is a special person who gives from the heart so that children can find hope when they think all the doors are closed to them. And you are such a person!
You can read about our projects, success stories and your important part in our mission, on our website at www.momsagainstpoverty.org.
Once again on behalf of the children and MAP thank you,
The Ojai Retreat
A world-class serene retreat in Ojai. A perfect get-away founded and managed by my friend Ulrich Brugger.
A non-profit corporation 501 (c) (3)
160 Besant Road, Ojai, California 93023
Tel. No.: (805) 646-2536 * Fax No.: (805) 646-0075
www.ojairetreat.org * info@ojairetreat..org
Whole Planet Foundation
I supported their music download program.
Ojai Valley Land Conservancy
See the new Valley View Preserve above.
Friends Of The Earth
children affected by Philippines typhoon Haiyan (UNICEF)
I have donated to Ellie Wenker to support her efforts in improving her health.
(not a charity)
SOS Children's Villages International - A loving home for every child ...
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a private international association. The association is made up mainly of doctors and health sector workers and is also open to all other professions which might help in achieving its aims.
All of its members agree to honor the following principles:
- Médecins Sans Frontières provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed or political convictions.
- Médecins Sans Frontières observes neutrality and impartiality in the name of universal medical ethics and the right to humanitarian assistance and claims full and unhindered freedom in the exercise of its functions.
- Members undertake to respect their professional code of ethics and to maintain complete independence from all political, economic, or religious powers.
- As volunteers, members understand the risks and dangers of the missions they carry out and make no claim for themselves or their assigns for any form of compensation other than that which the association might be able to afford them.
Greenschool Bali http://www.greenschool.org
March Of Dimes
National MS Society, Upstate New York Chapter
Bike MS Finger Lakes Challenge
Laguna Beach Festival of Arts Foundation Scholarship Fund
The ALS Association
OUR MISSION: Leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
CARE International is a relief and development non-governmental organisation tackling the root causes of poverty to improve the lives of the underprivileged in poor communities around the world. An important part of CARE's work is to deliver emergency aid to survivors of natural disasters and war.
Caritas Switzerland - Humanitarian aid, International development and social service
[update: I donated based on a friend's recommendation -- didn't know this is a Catholic organization -- I tend to not donate to religion-specific organization due to the divisive nature of it]
INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE (IRC)
Founded at Albert Einstein’s request, the IRC offers lifesaving aid and solutions to today’s most challenging human crises.
Stop the slaughterhouse torture -- Thanks for your donation to help fuel the fight for animal rights. Avaaz is a non-profit organisation that receives no money from governments, corporations, or large donors -- we rely entirely on donations from people around the world. We highly appreciate your generous contribution to our work. In a moment, you will receive an email receipt with the details of your donation. If you have any problems, concerns, or questions about your donation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NAMM Foundation funds grants, research and advocacy in support of music education.
California State Firefighters' Association
wri.ie Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland exists to promote wildlife rehabilitationand improve wildlife welfare and conservation in Ireland