Center for Biological Diversity

Tucson, AZ

Our mission is to save life on earth.At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.


Humane Society of the United States

Washington, DC

Our mission: Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty.We are the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization. We and our affiliates provide hands-on care and services to more than 100,000 animals each year, and we professionalize the field through education and training for local organizations. We are the leading animal advocacy organization, seeking a humane world for people and animals alike. We are driving transformational change in the U.S. and around the world by combating large-scale cruelties such as puppy mills, animal fighting, factory farming, seal slaughter, horse cruelty, captive hunts and the wildlife trade.While we come to the aid of animals in crisis, we also attack the root causes of problems. Our most important goal is to prevent animals from getting into situations of distress in the first place. We drive transformational change for animals—bringing a wide set of tools to take on the biggest fights, confronting multi-billion dollar industries and staying the course until we achieve reform.We work to:Provide direct care, rescue, and services for animals in crisisPass local, state and federal laws to protect animalsMake sure existing laws are properly enforcedHelp the biggest corporations reform their animal welfare policiesShape public opinion on animal cruelty through our awareness campaigns and investigationsWe have:The world’s greatest roster of scientists and other experts in animal welfareState directors across the country working at the local levelFive affiliated animal sanctuaries and medical centersPrograms that provide veterinary care and other animal services to inner cities, and a veterinary affiliate that provides these services to Native American reservationsWildlife sanctuaries in more than 35 statesA global affiliate, Humane Society International, which runs programs in more than 20 countriesWe take a mainstream approach and combat the most severe forms of cruelty and abuse. Leaders in the humane movement ranked us the most effective animal organization in the country in a survey conducted by Guidestar’s Philanthropedia. We are approved by the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance for all 20 standards for charity accountability and were named by Worth Magazine as one of the 10 most fiscally responsible charities.


Rainforest Action Network

San Francisco, CA

Rainforest Action Network runs hard-hitting campaigns to break North America’s fossil fuels addiction, protect endangered forests and Indigenous rights, and stop destructive investments around the world through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action.RAN fights for people and planet by working at the intersection of three core issues:Preserving RainforestsProtecting the ClimateDefending Human RightsAnd, unlike any other organization, RAN does this through the lens of corporate accountability. So what does that mean?That means RAN tackles some of the biggest corporations, banks, and global institutions on the planet. Traditionally, RAN works closely with local leaders to launch strategic corporate campaigns employing tactics such as high-profile, direct communication and public awareness campaigns; peaceful direct actions against our targets; coordinated media and social media campaigns; highly researched and detailed reports; grassroots organizing; and high-level negotiations — and relentless follow-up to make sure promises are kept.RAN takes on these campaigns not to change the behavior of individual companies, but to change the practices and business culture of whole industrial sectors.And we get results.Since 1985, RAN has been one of the most effective and innovative activist organizations in the United States. We partner with local, indigenous and frontline communities to create smart campaigns that exert pressure and extract actionable policies from corporate culprits responsible for rainforest destruction, massive pollution, and pushing species toward extinction. And RAN demands that human rights, labor rights, and local and indigenous rights are fundamental to any new corporate policies.But we cannot do any of this without our supporters. We depend on people like you all across the globe to preserve rainforests, protect the climate and defend human rights today.Watch 30 Years of Rainforest Action Network to learn more about what we do and why we do it. ...


Detroit Horse Power

Detroit, MI

Detroit Horse Power uniquely addresses two persistent problems facing the Motor City: the shortage of opportunities for metro Detroit’s vulnerable populations (especially children) and the abundance of vacant land. Through riding and caring for horses in a safe and enriching space, program participants learn valuable skills that set them up for future success. Our facility, built on repurposed vacant land, will contribute to the city’s renewal and be a center for community events and equestrian services.Detroit Horse Power’s vision is to give at-risk youth a safe and enriching space that furthers their future development. Horses teach children critical traits, including confidence, responsibility, empathy, determination, and more. Detroit Horse Power’s future urban equestrian facility will be built on repurposed vacant land in the city, contributing to community revitalization. ...


The Ocean Project

Providence, RI

The Ocean Project advances ocean conservation in collaboration with organizations around the world. We are the global coordinators for World Oceans Day, a fast-growing celebration of our ocean, held annually on June 8 and with ongoing involvement year-round. Strategies for Achieving our MissionThe Ocean Project network has grown to include approximately 2,000 organizations in over 100 countries. We support our aquarium, zoo, and museum partners, youth groups, and many others with strategic communications guidance, resources, and tools to help them engage their visitors and the public for conservation action, at the personal, community, and societal levels. Through our global leadership for World Oceans Day, our network has diversified immensely and now includes organizations representing not only aquariums, zoos, museums, and youth groups, but also recreational interests, especially diving, sailing, boating and surfing, the tourism and hospitality industry, universities, schools, businesses, environmental and conservation NGOs, artists, the maritime industry, and communities of faith.To help grow the reach and impact of World Oceans Day, we activate, connect, and demonstrate worldwide support for ocean conservation on June 8th and then use those connections to generate involvement throughout the year. We have been growing World Oceans Day as a global rallying point for action that unifies organizations and captures people's imaginations to catalyze enhanced awareness, modify behaviors, develop the political will, and foster important measurable societal changes, locally, nationally and internationally.Our core values underpin everything we do. We are data driven, having conducted the largest market and public opinion research initiative ever, to measure changes in awareness and action and identify opportunities for action. We focus on creating positive solutions, pursuing innovative ways to achieve positive outcomes in both the short- and long-term. We continually identify strategic opportunities to complement and add value to others' efforts to be most effective.We focus not on enhancing our own brand image, but on improving our partners' individual and collective efforts to improve the health of the ocean and create a more sustainable society. By brokering connections and providing market research and analysis, and related education and communications strategies and tools, we have built strong respect and trust among our network of partners.


Richardson Equine Rescue

Van Horn, TX

Located in Van Horn, Texas, we are a small Christian animal rescue and sanctuary that provides a nurturing safe haven for rescued horses, donkeys, and mules. We take an individualized approach to each animal we rescue so that each animal receives the physical, emotional, and mental care they need, in order to live the life they were intended. Our mission is to provide a safe environment, medical care, and loving attention to unwanted horses, donkeys and mules. When they are ready, our equines are available for adoption.As an owner placement shelter, we receive horses from the Humane Society, auctions and private owners who can no longer take care of their horses. Owners relinquish their right of ownership when they sign their horses over to us. We care for the animals until we find "forever homes" or they are accepted as a sanctuary horse, in which they remain with us the rest of their lives.


Global Greengrants Fund

Boulder, CO

Our mission is to mobilize on-the-ground resources to fight environmental degradation, promote sustainability, and support social justice around the world.Solutions for lasting change come from people who face challenges to their environments and rights every day. We support community-based projects that make our world safer, healthier, and more just. As the leading environmental fund that supports grassroots action on a global scale, we have directed more than $45 million in grants to grassroots initiatives in 167 countries.We give people, foundations, and responsible businesses the opportunity to invest in global grassroots change that honors people, livelihoods, and ecosystems equally.Our innovative and responsive granting infrastructure connects you to a worldwide community of activists addressing their regions’ most pressing challenges. Because our expert Grant Advisors carefully select projects, you can be sure your support helps people create change that will last....


Sea Save Foundation

Malibu, CA

Our mission is to generate consciousness and encourage stewardship of natural ecosystems while continuing with other charitable educational activities associated with this purpose.Sea Save Foundation strives to protect our oceans by raising awareness about the beauty of marine ecosystems and their fundamental importance to human survival. We seek solutions, advance public policy, and drive advocacy.“If we can clearly see our successes, we will be motivated to continue our efforts.” — Edi Fommenwiler...


Advocates for Snake Preservation

Tucson, AZ

Snakes are threatened by many of the same issues that affect all wildlife, including habitat loss, climate change, and disease. But negative attitudes toward snakes may be the biggest barrier to their conservation because it often impedes efforts to address other threats.Our Mission: To use science, education, and advocacy to promote compassionate conservation and coexistence with snakes.Our Vision: A world where snakes are respected and appreciated instead of feared and hated.Our Work: We conduct research on snakes following the guiding principles of compassionate conservation. We dispel myths and misinformation about snakes through our blog, presentations, and publications. We identify threats to snakes, and provide resources on how we can address those threats.


The Wild Animal Sanctuary

Keenesburg, CO

Our mission is to rescue abused, abandoned and illegally obtained exotic and endangered species, provide them an environmentally enriched and safe sanctuary, and to educate the public on the Captive Wildlife Crisis in America.The Wild Animal Sanctuary was established in 1980 by Founder and Executive Director Pat Craig. After outgrowing two smaller facilities, the Sanctuary was relocated near Keenesburg, Colorado, 30 miles northeast of Denver. Currently, we have over 410 animals on 720 acres, caring for tigers, lions, black bears, grizzly bears, mountain lions, leopards, wolves, servals, bobcats, fox and other species.We are recognized for having one of the most advanced programs in the nation. For example, we have built multiple species-specific habitats ranging from 5 acres to 25 ares. Our roomy, comfortable environments offer our rescued animals unprecedented freedom and more natural live spaces. The animals can enjoy freedoms they have had before, and behave naturally in a wonderful and loving environment fore the rest of their lives. In addition, unlike many sanctuaries, our habitats are built with underground dens in each habitat. Underground dens maintain a 60 degree year round temperature to provide the animals with shelter during extreme hot or cold weather.We work closely with local, state, federal and foreign governments who are experiencing the spread of the captive wildlife crisis into their own communities and help them with initial rescues, legislation, education and long-term solutions such as building sanctuaries in countries who are just beginning to have a captive wildlife problem.Education about the captive wildlife crisis, the causes of and potential solutions to-i critically important to the alleviation of suffering endured by millions of animals worldwide The Wild Sanctuary wants to change social consciousness-so that people learn to understand that captive carnivores do not make good pets..they are not entertainment..their skin and body parts are not products.Unlike many sanctuaries, zoos or other public education facilities, we have created an elevated walkway/observation system that protects our rescued animals from the pressure that is normally associated with hosting visitors. Our "Mile Into The Wild" walkway is a ground-breaking concept that has been proven to successfully protect the sovereignty of our animals' home while allowing guests to learn about the Captive Wildlife Crisis.