Equal Justice Initiative
EJI is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
The Bail Project
The Bail Project is a national nonprofit organization designed to combat mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system — one person at a time.We believe that paying bail for someone in need is an act of resistance against a system that criminalizes race and poverty and an act of solidarity with local communities and movements for decarceration. Over the next five years, The Bail Project will open dozens of sites in high-need jurisdictions with the goal of paying bail for tens of thousands of low-income people.We won’t stop until meaningful change is achieved and the presumption of innocence is no longer for sale.
Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Inc.
As the only national organization representing America's 47 publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and the nearly 300,000 students that attend them each year, TMCF's mission is to ensure student success by promoting educational excellence and preparing the next generation of workforce talent through leadership development.
Unsilence fills a critical gap in civics education. Through storytelling, the arts, and serious games, we unsilence hidden injustices and marginalized voices. We spark dialogue, support critical thinking, and build empathy to inspire healing and social change.
Black Girls Code Inc
Our mission is to empower young women of color between the ages of 7-17 to embrace the current tech marketplace as builders and creators by introducing them to skills in computer programming and technology.
NAACP Empowerment Programs, Inc.
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. NAACP Empowerment Programs will engage primarily in training, education, and advocacy, and will continue to work closely with NAACP units in these endeavors. This realignment will help us speak with a more powerful political voice and channel our resources more efficiently.
National Black Justice Coalition, Inc.
Since 2003, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) has been America’s leading national civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer+, and same gender loving (LGBTQ+/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS through coalition building, federal policy change, research, and education. Our mission is to end racism, homophobia, and LGBTQ+/SGL bias and stigma. NBJC supports Black individuals, families, and communities in strengthening the bonds and bridging the gaps between the movements for racial justice and LGBTQ+/SGL equity.We envision a world where all people are fully empowered to participate safely, openly, and honestly in family, faith, and community, regardless of race, class, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
African American Heritage Preservation Foundation, Inc.
The African American Heritage Preservation Foundation, Inc. has been engaged in activities that include the preservation, maintenance, and awareness of endangered or little-known African American historical sites in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Regions. In addition, the African American Heritage Preservation Foundation, Inc. acts as a resource center for community groups, preservationists, genealogical and historical societies, not-for-profit organizations and government entities, nation-wide, needing assistance in the preservation of African American historical sites and history. The Foundation has its own web site that provides information on its activities and serves as a research tool that is used by teachers and students ranging from middle school through postgraduate studies.
Innocence Project Inc
The Innocence Project's mission is to free the staggering numbers of innocent people who remain incarcerated and to bring substantive reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment.The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating innocentpeople who are wrongfully convicted — primarily through DNA testing — and reforming the criminal legal systemto prevent future injustice. First launched as a legal clinic in 1992 by co-founders Barry Scheck and PeterNeufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, the Innocence Project became an independent nonprofit in 2004 and maintains an affiliation with Cardozo today.
Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop
Free Minds uses books, creative writing, and peer support to awaken DC youth incarcerated as adults to their own potential. Through creative expression, job readiness training, and violence prevention outreach, these young poets achieve their education and career goals, and become powerful voices for change in the community.
Ms. Foundation for Women
The mission of the Ms. Foundation for Women is to build women's collective power to realize a nation of justice for all.Beliefs and Values Statement: Our work is guided by our vision of a just and safe world where power and possibility are not limited by gender, race, class, sexual orientation, disability or age. We believe that equity and inclusion are the cornerstones of a true democracy in which the worth and dignity of every person is valued.