Explore Topics

Explore Topics

Learn more about your favorite issue with our topic guides.

Animal Welfare

Animal testing, factory farms, poaching. These are just a few of the ways in which animals, big and small, are affected by inhumane practices around the globe. Donors can support sustainable, community-based efforts to protect wildlife while lifting up local economies or advance policies that protect animals from abuse in laboratories, farms, and homes. Bookmark this page; it serves as your launchpad to learn, connect, and take action.

COVID-19 Donor Guide

Though we all are experiencing a great deal of uncertainty, we’re focused on the impact COVID-19 will have on the most vulnerable among us, both now and in the long run. People in our communities are facing extraordinary challenges, ranging from lost wages to racism. And nonprofits are experiencing economic challenges at the same time as they experience increased demands to serve vulnerable populations. Bookmark this page; it serves as your launchpad to learn, connect, and take action.

Criminal Justice

The U.S. has 5% of the world’s population, but holds almost 25% of the world’s prisoners. The racial makeup in our prisons is also disproportionate. Black people represent 12% of the U.S. adult population, but 33% of the prison population, while white individuals make up 64% of the adult population and 30% of prisoners. Donors can play a critical role in advancing criminal justice reform, from ending mass incarceration to addressing disparities. Bookmark this page; it serves as your launchpad to learn, connect, and take action.

Disaster Relief and Recovery

Communities around the world face short- and long-term challenges after a disaster, whether it’s a wildfire, hurricane, or other tragedy. Donors can help meet the needs of these populations by embracing a strategy that includes a long-term commitment, a focus on building resilient communities, and supporting communities of color, which are often hit the hardest in a crisis. Bookmark this page; it serves as your launchpad to learn, connect, and take action.

Education

Early childhood education is crucial to a student’s future success, yet gaps in the quality of education persist for Black children. You can play a role in finding solutions to ensure young people receive an education that will help them thrive in the future. Use this page to learn more about who is working in the education space and what challenges need to be addressed. Bookmark this page; it serves as your launchpad to learn, connect, and take action.

Election 2020

The 2020 election will help determine the direction the country takes on issues like racial equity, the future of education, childcare, the environment, public health, among many others. Through November, we’ll be sharing perspectives, guidance, and vetted funds and organizations to help donors strengthen democracy, no matter which side of the aisle you’re on.

Environment

From clean air and water, to conservation and climate change, protecting the environment has implications for the health and survival of all living creatures. As climate change continues to affect vulnerable populations, donors can use this guide to learn how to incorporate climate justice into their giving. Bookmark this page; it serves as your launchpad to learn, connect, and take action.

Health

From prevention to policy, philanthropy can help improve the lives of all people through better health. Donors can drive change in myriad ways, from ensuring healthcare is universally accessible, high quality, and affordable, to addressing the systems that affect health outcomes. No matter which path you choose, health philanthropy requires long-term commitment and a learning mindset. Bookmark this page; it serves as your launchpad to learn, connect, and take action.

Homelessness

Homelessness is an issue that affects communities throughout the U.S., with more than half a million individuals experiencing homelessness on a given night. Start by learning about the issue in a local context and understanding how homelessness is connected to racial inequity and other social challenges. Philanthropy can help by taking a systems change approach and examining existing solutions. Bookmark this page; it serves as your launchpad to learn, connect, and take action.

Immigrants and Refugees

From ICE raids to anti-Black racism in the U.S, immigrants and refugees are facing challenges every day. With more than 44.7 million immigrants living in the country in 2018, donors have a role to play to help those who have been displaced or fled their home country. Learn who is working in this space and gain a deeper understanding of systemic change to make a lasting impact. Bookmark this page; it serves as your launchpad to learn, connect, and take action.

Impact Giving

Learn the basics of giving and orient yourself to effective strategies that help you make the most impact. Find out how to center equity, effectiveness, transparency, and systems change in your approach and create long-term change. Bookmark this page; it serves as your launchpad to learn, connect, and take action.

Racial Equity

Whether you care about access to healthcare, the environment, or wealth inequality — racial justice intersects nearly every issue donors are working to address. Protestors have taken to the streets in 2020 to demand a a more just society and philanthropy can play a role in rebuilding a world where everyone has equal access to opportunity. Bookmark this page; it serves as your launchpad to learn, connect, and take action.

Women and Girls

In the U.S., women earn just 82 cents for every dollar men earn, and Black women are paid 62 cents on every dollar paid to white men. Discrimination and lack of support for childcare are just a few obstacles that reduce the rights of women. Globally, poverty and lack of access to education often negatively impact girls, but donors can support sustainable approaches and use a gender-based lens when funding solutions. Bookmark this page; it serves as your launchpad to learn, connect, and take action.