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Where to Donate Your Money in the Next Four Years

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Ithaca chapter.

From promoting the mass deportation of immigrants to denying climate change, a Donald Trump presidency promises a lot of regression in all the areas that our country has spent decades making great strides in. For now, one of the best things we can do to protect those who Trump’s administration plans to target is to donate to organizations that support and advocate for them. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some non-profits that are deserving of your consideration and support.


Trevor Project: https://give.thetrevorproject.org

  • Crisis and suicide prevention phone line for LGBT+ youth

True Colors Fund: https://truecolorsfund.org/

  • Works to end homelessness in LGBT+ youth

Human Rights Campaign: http://www.hrc.org/

  • America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBTQ+ equality


Natural Resources Defense Council: https://www.nrdc.org/

  • Advocates for the protection of earth’s resources  

Sierra Club: http://www.sierraclub.org/

  • America’s largest grassroots environmental organization

The Nature Conservancy: http://www.nature.org/

  • Works to protect valuable natural resources for animals and people

Women’s Rights

League of Women Voters: http://lwv.org/

  • Help women use their vote to make their voices heard

Planned Parenthood: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/

  • Offers a wide range of services and education to promote reproductive health

National Organization for Women: http://now.org/

  • Feminist grassroots activism for women’s rights and equality

Immigration and Refugees

National Immigration Law Center: https://www.nilc.org/

  • Organization to defend and advance the rights of low-income immigrants

International Refugee Assistance Project: http://www.refugeerights.org/

  • Lawyers who represent refugees and defend their human rights

American Immigration Lawyers Association: http://www.aila.org/

  • Nonprofit association of lawyers who represent US families and individuals in immigration cases

Anti-Discrimination and Civil Rights

NAACP: http://www.naacp.org/

  • Works to end race-based discrimination and promote equality for all people

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund: https://dredf.org/

  • Defend civil rights of those with disabilities as well as parents of children with disabilities

American Civil Liberties Union: https://www.aclu.org/

  • Nonprofit to defend the individual rights of every citizen

Southern Poverty Law Center: https://www.splcenter.org/

  • Fights discrimination and hate through education and legal action

Council on American-Islamic Relations: https://www.cair.com/

  • Advocates for the positive representation of Islam and Muslims in the US

Anti-Defamation League: http://www.adl.org/

  • Combats anti-Semitism, bigotry, and defamation of Jewish people

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Joanna is a senior Applied Psychology major at Ithaca College from Rochester, NY.
Hi! I'm the Campus Correspondent for Ithaca College's Her Campus chapter and a double major in English and Politics (International Studies). I'm an equestrian, a lover of music and dance, and an aspiring writer and avid reader. While my long term goal is to teach political theory at the college level, I am planning to enter the workforce for a few years hopefully continuing to read, write, and edit. Her Campus has been my home since my freshman year, and it brings me so much joy to continue to write and run our chapter in my last year at school.