Although I try to invest in organizations doing great work throughout the year, each December is also a time to make year end gifts. If you are looking for someplace to donate to here are some suggestions:
Catalyst Project. Catalyst Project is a center for political education and movement building that is committed to anti-racist work. They aim to deepen anti-racist commitment in white communities and building multiracial left movements for liberation. As a member of their grassroots funding team, I am especially impressed with the fact that they receive NO grant funding.
COLAGE. As a former staff, and always a constituent, I really believe in the power of COLAGE. It’s the only national network of people with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents. Not only is it the only organization representing this constituency of creative and passionate young people. But they also train their youth leaders to become powerful advocates for diverse and just ‘family’ values. Donate now.
Ella Baker Center. Specifically, you can sponsor my participation with Team Ella Baker Center. Read all about it.
Femme Collective. If you donate right now to the Femme 2012 Conference, your gift can be made in honor of a very special femme in your life! In doing so, you’ll not only be thanking the femme you’ve chosen to celebrate, but will be helping the Femme Conference continue its mission of building femme community and power across differences and experiences. What better way to honor femmes everywhere?
Any other suggestions?