SHOP WOMEN-OWNED EXTENDED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 SUPPORT WOMEN'S ORGANIZATIONS
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.
Use the buttons in each organization's listing to WATCH VIDEO or LEARN MORE INFO 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.
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
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.
Tess Cacciatore is Founder of Global Women’s Empowerment Network (a 501c3) & CEO/Executive Producer at GWEN Global LLC, a for-profit company dedicated to social impact & positive change in the entertainment arena. Tess is a best-selling author, award-winning producer/filmmaker, keynote speaker, social entrepreneur who has dedicated her life to advocating for "transforming lives through the power of storytelling!"
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.
Christopher Street West (CSW), a 501(c)3 non-profit, organized the world’s first permitted parade advocating for gay rights on June 28, 1970, as a response to and in commemoration of the Stonewall Rebellion on Christopher Street in New York City the year prior. Since then, we have built a rich history as an active voice for the LGBTQ+ community across the Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. And today, we continue to produce the LA Pride Parade and Festival every June in the City of West Hollywood. We also organize a number of events throughout the year with our non-profit, philanthropic, community and corporate partners.
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.
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.
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 and has served as both a Neighborhood Councilwoman and, currently, the PTA president at her daughter’s public elementary school.
Fair Fight promotes fair elections in Georgia and around the country, encourages voter participation in elections and educates voters about their voting rights. Fair Fight brings awareness to the public on election reform, advocates for election reform at all levels and engages in other voter education programs. Voter suppression of voters of color and young voters is a scourge our country faces in states across the nation. Stacey Abrams, New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, nonprofit CEO and political leader, launched Fair Fight to ensure every American has a voice in our election system through programs such as Fair Fight 2020, an initiative to fund and train voter protection teams in 20 battleground states.
Outvote was founded in 2018 with the mission to empower grassroots campaigning through scalable technology and community organizing. Research shows friends who receive a message through Outvote are 10% more likely to show up and vote. From local elections to international non-profit organizations, our mission is to take the same suite of tools used by presidential campaigns and provide it to campaigns of every size. Outvote allows volunteers to mobilize their communities around current events, elections and other critical moments in policy formation in a way that's connected to the organizing infrastructure that has been doing this great work for decades.
Over 21 million Americans lack the ID they need to live full lives. At Project ID Action Fund, we advocate for laws and policies to help our communities obtain the IDs they need for jobs, housing, health care and, most importantly, identity.
At Spread The Vote, we work every day to ensure that people have what they need to vote. 77% of the people we work with have never voted before and 100% of our clients cannot vote without us.
Vote Forward is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to empower grassroots volunteers to help register voters from under-represented demographics and encourage them to vote. We build tools to enable Americans, wherever they may be, to encourage fellow citizens to participate in our democracy.
Vote.org is the largest 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan voting registration and get out the vote (GOTV) technology platform in America. It has registered more than 3.3 million new voters, verified 8.2 million voters’ registration status and has helped over 30 million website users by providing registration links and deadlines, polling location details and other essential voting information for each state. Vote.org also leverages its SMS-based GOTV program each year, targeting low-propensity voters in regularly scheduled and special elections.
When We All Vote is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that is on a mission to increase participation in every election and close the race and age voting gap by changing the culture around voting, harnessing grassroots energy and through strategic partnerships to reach every American. Launched in 2018 by co-chairs Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monae, Chris Paul, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, When We All Vote is changing the culture around voting using a data-driven and multifaceted approach to increase participation in elections.