Sunday, July 15, 2007

Resources

Our online community


Below are a variety of links to many different people, places, and organizations around the world that are serving our human community in one way or another. By clicking on any one of these links you will be redirected to that particular site where you can learn more about them and/or make a donation directly to their cause.
Compassionate Council did its best to select a wide variety of different sites for you to explore, if you so desire. There are many more fine institutions and people out there doing great work. If you feel there is one, in particular, that you'd like to see linked here on our site, please let us know.



Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator, America's premier independent charity evaluator, works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of America's largest charities.



Save Darfur

The emergency in Sudan? western region of Darfur presents the starkest challenge to the world since the Rwanda genocide in 1994. The Save Darfur Coalition utilizes media outreach, public education, targeted coalition building and grassroots mobilization to pressure policymakers worldwide to help the people of Darfur.



Kiva

Kiva lets you connect with and loan money to unique small businesses in the developing world. By choosing a business on Kiva.org, you can "sponsor a business" and help the world's working poor make great strides towards economic independence.



Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps works amid disasters, conflicts, chronic poverty and instability to unleash the potential of people who can win against nearly impossible odds.



Universal Giving

UniversalGiving is a social entrepreneurship non-profit dedicated to making giving and volunteering a natural part of everyday life. Our web-based service connects donors and volunteers with exceptional organizations all over the world.



Habitat For Humanity

HFHI seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need.



Accion International

The mission of ACCION International is to give people the tools they need to work their way out of poverty. By providing "micro" loans and business training to poor women and men who start their own businesses, ACCION's partner lending organizations help people work their own way up the economic ladder, with dignity and pride.



Global Action For Children

Global Action for Children is a nonpartisan, results-oriented coalition dedicated to advocating for orphans and other vulnerable children in the developing world. GAC is an independent, collaborative campaign of nongovernmental, faith-based, and student organizations dedicated to supporting orphans and other vulnerable children and the communities that care for them.



Grameen Bank

Grameen Bank (GB) has reversed conventional banking practice by removing the need for collateral and created a banking system based on mutual trust, accountability, participation and creativity. GB provides credit to the poorest of the poor in rural Bangladesh, without any collateral.



Amnesty International

Amnesty International (AI) is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights. AI? vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.



Global Exchange

Global Exchange is a membership-based international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world.



ICRC

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance.



Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders/M?ecins Sans Fronti?es (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters, or exclusion from health care in more than 70 countries.



IFRC

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian organization, providing assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.



Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. Human Rights Watch is an independent, nongovernmental organization, supported by contributions from private individuals and foundations worldwide. It accepts no government funds, directly or indirectly.



Link TV

Link TV broadcasts programs that engage, educate and activate viewers to become involved in the world. These programs provide a unique perspective on international news, current events, and diverse cultures, presenting issues not often covered in the U.S. media.



Seeds of Peace

Founded in 1993, Seeds of Peace is dedicated to empowering young leaders from regions of conflict with the leadership skills required to advance reconciliation and coexistence. Seeds of Peace has intensified its impact, dramatically increasing the number of participants, represented nations and programs.



Society for Serving Humanity

The Society for Serving Humanity promotes sustainable hunger free/disease free communities and Eco-environmental learning among the small farmers and agricultural labourers of India, particularly women and children.



Free Pledge

FreePledge enables people to shop online from prominent retailers, to pay the normal prices, and to have a percentage of their purchases donated to nonprofits of their choice at no cost to them.



FINCA

FINCA's mission is to provide financial services to the world's lowest-income entrepreneurs so they can create jobs, build assets and improve their standard of living. With programs in 21 countries in Latin America, Eurasia, Central Asia, and Africa, FINCA? geographic reach is among the widest of the leading microfinance networks.



One World

OneWorld is a global information network developed to support communication between people, everywhere. OneWorld encourages people to discover their power by providing access to information, and enabling connections between hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of people around the world.



Forge Now

FORGE is an organization that educates, empowers, and enriches the lives of refugees in order to catalyze sustainable social change. We create meaningful partnerships between African refugees and the western world in order to enable the sharing and transfer of resources, ideas, and understanding and to lay the foundation for peace and development.



Ten Thousand Villages

At Ten Thousand Villages, we work with over 100 artisan groups in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to bring you fair trade jewelry, home decor, gifts and more.