SUPPORT WOMEN'S ORGANIZATIONS
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Welcome to the Passionistas Pay It Forward Portal, a virtual experience that is part of the
Passionistas Project Women's Equality Summit. Please take some time to browse through the
listings of the organizations below who are working to improve the lives of girls and women everywhere.
Click each link to LEARN MORE about them.
AARON'S COFFEE CORNER
Aaron’s Coffee Corner provides 24/7 access to free, fresh quality coffee to the family, friends and caregivers of critically ill patients admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit on the 16th floor of Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Join us in our efforts to bring a daily dose of comfort to families in every pediatric intensive care unit in the country.
ASTARTA WOMEN'S CENTER
Astarta Women's Center is the only NGO in Macedonia that offers comprehensive preparation of pregnant women and new mothers for all aspects of pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, early parenting, and on taking care of herself and her baby. We emphasize holism, natural approach, evidence-based science, and ancient wisdom in empowering and educating women during these crucial periods. But above all, we offer support to share their thoughts and experiences in a warm and safe atmosphere.
The mission of Black Girls Code is to increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages seven to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology. Their vision is to provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040.
CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. For 75 years, CARE has led the way to a better life for the world’s most vulnerable people across 100 countries and 70 million people, each year. CARE is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We are known everywhere for our unshakeable commitment to the dignity of people.
Photo by Josh Estey/CARE
CHICKEN & EGG PICTURES
Chicken & Egg Pictures supports women nonfiction filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change. We envision an inclusive media industry in which women and gender nonconforming filmmakers, representing a range of experiences and backgrounds, are fully supported to realize their artistic goals, and build fulfilling careers in the documentary film industry. Since 2005, Chicken & Egg Pictures has awarded $8 million in grants and thousands of hours of creative mentorship to over 340 filmmakers. Films supported by Chicken & Egg Pictures have won numerous awards, including Academy and Emmy Awards, but more importantly, they have resulted in change for the issues they address.
CHOP WOOD CARRY WATER
Jessica Craven is a community organizer, activist and member of the California Democratic party’s County Central Committee. She’s also the author of "Chop Wood, Carry Water," a daily actions e-mail that’s been published five days a week since November of 2016. She’s a member of the CADem Environmental Caucus, a legislative lead for her chapter of Moms Demand Action and a self-described bird-dog of elected officials everywhere. She’s made it her mission to get regular people more involved with politics on both a federal and local level.
Dream A World Education provides social emotional-learning and an understanding of cultural diversity through an early childhood, arts-based education. We envision a world where every child discovers the power of their own creativity and understands how we are connected as a human family. We seek to empower children, especially those living in underserved communities, to become healthy, strong and successful community members whose actions are motivated by empathy, compassion, courage and kindness.
This fund was started for a small community of Black Trans women living on the streets of Atlanta, many of whom are also sex workers. We now are not only able to help this community, but this project has grown into a unique opportunity to alleviate the chronic homelessness that exists among Trans people in Atlanta, especially among Black and brown Trans people.
Girls Inc. is an organization whose comprehensive approach to whole girl development equips girls to navigate gender, economic and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated and independent. Informed by girls and their families, we also advocate for legislation and policies to increase opportunities and rights for all girls.
GIVE HER WINGS
Give Her Wings, Inc. is a non profit 501(c)(3) organization that helps and serves single mothers who have left abusive relationships and have little to no recourse. Please take a moment to browse our website and discover how hard our team works to bring help, hope and healing to these amazing women. We are so glad you’re here!
THE GOODALL INSTITUTE
In 1977, Dr. Jane Goodall established the Jane Goodall Institute, which continues the Gombe research and is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. The Institute is widely recognized for innovative, community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa.
Love You Back To Life is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. We are committed to fight against homelessness and the effects thereof in the lives of single mothers, women, children and young adults within our communities. Our passion comes from real life experience. It is our endeavor to reach back and bring as many women and children out of homelessness as possible. Our programs are designed to provide tools and skills to those affected by homelessness, so that they can renter secure personal housing while reaching their highest potential. Our services include life-coaching, cultural activities, career support, basic needs support, etc.. At Love You Back To Life, “We are real life examples of life on the other side of homelessness”.
THE L-PROJECT LA
The L-Project is an historically lesbian non-profit 501(c)(3) founded in 2015 in West Hollywood, California. Our mission is to promote and support emerging LGBTQI BI+POC women and non-binary creatives through the arts and technology. We are producing multi-cultural LGBTQI events like Frida Fest and the Women's Freedom Festival to showcase the beautiful array of talent within our community. Your tax deductible donation will move our mission forward and allows us to provide resources and programming to those we serve.
Dr. Gary Michelson started Found Animals in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, establishing the first free pet microchip registry to help every lost pet find their way home. In the 15 years since, Found Animals has continued to identify important problems facing pets and people, and develop real-world, scalable solutions to help them thrive. Their programs span social enterprises, impact investments and thought leadership initiatives that champion pets at every point they intersect with our society.
THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR TRANSGENDER EQUALITY
The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity and justice.
Oregon Tradeswomen promotes success for women in the trades through education, leadership and mentorship. We were founded in 1989 on the principles that women deserve and can attain economic self-sufficiency by pursuing careers in the construction, manufacturing, mechanical and utility trades while helping and encouraging the trades industry to build a diverse workforce.
PROJECT U FIRST
Project U First Inc. supports some of the most vulnerable members of our community by providing them with basic hygiene products most of us take for granted. To date, we’ve distributed more than 100,000 hygiene kits, 220,000 blankets and 100,000 pairs of socks to homeless shelters, foster homes and schools in low-income areas. These items are inexpensive, but to a homeless person, or a child living in poverty, they’re an important step on the path toward dignity.
Red Feather Ranch reconnects women veterans to their authentic selves through earth-based practices and a supportive community of sister veterans. All women veterans realize their own resilience and wisdom as they find that they ultimately are their own source of inspiration. Currently we have two ongoing online programs: Online Women Veterans Healing Room
and Harvesting Wisdom Women Veterans Cohort Program.
ROOTS AND SHOOTS
Dr. Jane Goodall
founded Roots & Shoots with a group of Tanzanian students in 1991. Today, Roots & Shoots is active in more than 60 countries and since its inception has greatly impacted participants of all ages in over 100 countries, all of whom take action to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment.
WOMEN'S ECONOMIC VENTURES
Women’s Economic Ventures is a non-profit dedicated to creating an equitable and just society through the economic empowerment of women. WEV provides training, consulting and loans to help entrepreneurs start, grow and thrive in business. WEV serves Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. While WEV targets its services toward women, it helps men as well. Services are provided in both English and Spanish.
World Pulse is a global social network where every woman’s voice can rise up to make a difference. On World Pulse, women from across 190 countries are taking collective action and impacting 17 million people and counting. When you join our global social network, you're joining a worldwide sisterhood who are speaking out and lifting each other up. Add your voice, connect with a growing and passionate network and build solidarity with your fellow sisters across the globe.