ARISE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE is a low-income led, anti-oppression organization in Springfield. We make sure that low-income people have a voice in decisions made about us. We have: organized a tent city with homeless people that pushed the city to develop a comprehensive homeless plan; led a successful campaign to change from an all at-large form of government to elections by ward; ran an underground needle exchange program to meet people’s needs while we worked for statewide enabling legislation, among many other accomplishments.
AJWS has a two-pronged strategy for building a more just and equitable world. We provide over $35 million annually to more than 500 social justice organizations in 19 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
At the same time, we advocate for laws and policies in the United States that will improve the lives of millions of people around the world. We do this by leading campaigns for human rights and by building relationships with Jewish leaders, elected officials and other supporters of human rights to promote justice and equality in developing countries.
Our international grantmaking and U.S. advocacy focus on five central issues that we believe are key to securing human rights and ending poverty.
Alliance for Climate Education's mission is to educate young people on the science of climate change and empower them to take action.
ACE does two things best.
First, we teach climate science that puts teenagers at the center of the story. Our live, in-school assembly is award-winning and proven to work.
Second, we give every student a chance to take action. For some, it’s a small lifestyle change. For others, it’s hands-on preparation for a lifetime of leadership.
Alaska Wilderness League staff and board are wilderness advocates who believe some places are just too special to drill, log and destroy. Alaska — our last true frontier — contains an extraordinary treasure trove of breathtaking landscapes and iconic wildlife, including:
- Polar bears and beluga whales off the Arctic coast
- Caribou herds that migrate thousands of miles across the northern foothills
- Stunning national forests filled with majestic old-growth trees standing guard over salmon-filled rivers
These gems were set aside decades ago to be protected for the benefit of the American people. Yet, so many of Alaska’s wilderness gems — including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Arctic Ocean, and the Tongass National Forest — are under attack. These lands and waters are in severe danger of being destroyed forever by short-sighted politicians and extractive industries. They want only the resources these ecologically sensitive areas can provide, regardless of the resulting devastation to the habitat, wildlife and cultures.
For this reason, in 1993 Alaska Wilderness League was founded as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation to further the protection of amazing public lands and waters in Alaska. The League is the only Washington, DC-based environmental group devoted full-time to protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other wilderness-quality lands in Alaska.
Acadia Center is a non-profit, research and advocacy organization committed to advancing the clean energy future. Acadia Center is at the forefront of efforts to build clean, low carbon and consumer friendly economies. Acadia Center’s approach is characterized by reliable information, comprehensive advocacy and problem solving through innovation and collaboration.
Acadia Center is the new name of Environment Northeast (ENE). Although the name and logo have changed, the staff, programs and commitment to results continues unchanged. Over the past 15 years, Environment Northeast (ENE) has built a successful track record of providing solutions to advance state and regional efforts to promote effective clean energy and climate policy. The new Acadia Center brand more accurately reflects the organization’s geographic scope and evolving approach.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Windustry's mission is to promote sustainable energy solutions and empower communities to develop and own clean energy assets. As an independent voice acting in support of communities, we work, through education, outreach and advocacy, to advance broad community ownership of renewable energy. Windustry is an Equal Opportunity Provider.
The sector of the economy responsible for the most greenhouse gas emissions is the power sector, and the source that produces the largest share of our electricity and the bulk of greenhouse gases is coal. Community renewables are the most rapidly deployable form of green energy, because they require minimal upgrades to the transmission grid. Community renewables also provide the most economic benefit to their communities, since more of the dollars saved and made stay in the local community.
The William C. Velásquez Institute (WCVI) is a tax-exempt, non-profit, non-partisan public policy analysis organization chartered in 1985. The purpose of WCVI is to: conduct research aimed at improving the level of political and economic participation in Latino and other underrepresented communities; To provide information to Latino leaders relevant to the needs of their constituents; To inform the Latino leadership and public about the impact of public policies on Latinos; To inform the Latino leadership and public about political opinions and behavior of Latinos.
West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. (WE ACT for Environmental Justice) is a Northern Manhattan community-based organization whose mission is to build healthy communities by assuring that people of color and/or low-income participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices. As a result of our ongoing work to educate and mobilize the more than 630,000 residents of Northern Manhattan on environmental issues affecting their quality of life, WE ACT has become a leader in the nationwide movement for environmental justice, influencing the creation of federal, state and local policies affecting the environment.
Sojourners is a national Christian organization committed to faith in action for social justice. We seek to inspire hope and build a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world. With a 40-year history, Sojourners is a nonpartisan leader that convenes, builds alliances among, and mobilizes people of faith, focusing on racial and social justice, life and peace, and environmental stewardship. Working through Sojourners magazine, Sojourners’ website sojo.net, public speaking events, media outreach, educational resources, books, advocacy, and trainings, Sojourners is an internationally influential voice at the intersection of faith, politics, and culture.
We envision a future in which Christians put their faith into action in the passionate pursuit of social justice, peace, and environmental stewardship, working in partnership with people of other perspectives, for the common good of communities, families and individuals. We articulate that vision, convene and mobilize constituencies, and build alliances for effective advocacy.
Sojourners mission is to articulate the biblical call to social justice, inspiring hope and building a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church and the world.
Our Strategic Commitments
Our commitments are faith in action in three strategic areas: racial and social justice, life and peace, and environmental stewardship.
Snowriders International is an organization of skiers, boarders, and mountain recreation enthusiasts. We are dedicated to the promotion of winter sports and protection of the environment across the globe through service, education, research, and advocacy.