1. American Diabetes Association
Because 1 in 12 Americans have diabetes.
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2. Americans for the Arts
Because without art our children’s minds will not grow to comprehend life beyond the obvious.
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3. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Because 3-4 million cats and dogs are euthanized each year in America.
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4. American Red Cross
Because they are always the first to arrive on the scene after a natural disaster.
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5. Amnesty International
Because in a global society all our human rights need to be fought for and protected.
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6. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Because 9 American children and 75 American adults die everyday from gun violence.
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7. Communities in Schools
Because America ranks 14th in reading, 17th in science, and 25th in math.
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8. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Because 700,000+ American children need advocates in our judicial system each year.
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9. Darkness to Light
Because 1 of every 4 girls and 1 every 6 boys in the U.S. will be sexually abused by the age of 18.
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10. Electronic Frontier Foundation
Because they defend our civil liberties in a digital world.
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11. Families USA
Because access to health care should be a right, not a privildege.
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12. FarmAid
Because family farms are good for America.
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13. Feeding America
Because poverty and food insecurity is at record highs in the United States.
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14. Habitat for Humanity
Because all Americans deserve a safe, warm home.
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15. Humane Society of the United States
Because factory farming, fur farming, puppy mills, and lab research on animals is cruel.
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16. Human Rights Campaign
Because all American men (and women!) are born free and equal.
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17. Interfaith Alliance
Because freedom of religion is a constitutionally guaranteed right under the First Amendment.
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18. It Gets Better Project
Because life begins after high school and it really does get better.
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19. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Because our veterans have earned their benefits and the right to a better life after the battlefield.
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20. Local Harvest
Because they make it easy to find your local farmer’s markets and organic food producers.
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21. Malaria No More
Because it is good to be reminded how fortunate we really are and how little it takes to save a life.
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22. Maplight.org
Because they expose which of our politicians have been bought and sold to special interests.
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23. Moms Rising
Because the U.S. is the only developed nation in the world without paid maternity leave.
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24. National Anti-Vivisection Society
Because you can judge a nation by how it treats their animals.
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25. National Campaign to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy
Because 3 in 10 girls in the United States get pregnant at least once by age 20.
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26. National Coalition for the Homeless
Because veterans, the unemployed, and the mentally ill should not be living in the streets.
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27. National Geographic Society
Because they expand our view of our world and the cosmos.
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28. National Organization of Women (NOW)
Because even in the 21st Century women still need to fight for equal rights.
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29. National Priorities Project
Because they make it easy for Americans to understand how our taxes dollars are spent.
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30. National Parks Conservation Association
Because our national parks are our greatest national treasure.
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31. National Public Radio (NPR)
Because the corporate control of our media is a great threat to our democracy.
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32. National Wildlife Federation
Because we must save our wildlife and our wild lands for future generations.
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33. Natural Resouces Defense Council (NRDC)
Because they inspire us to take action and lobby for Mother Nature on Capitol Hill.
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34. Obesity Society
Because 50% of Americans will be obese by 2030.
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35. Oceana
Because our oceans need to be protected from overfishing and pollution.
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36. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta)
Because if they don’t raise a ruckus to expose animal cruelty, then who will?
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37. Polaris Project
Because at this very moment 100,000 minors are being trafficked for sex in the United States.
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38. Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Because the corporate control of our media is a great threat to our democracy.
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39. Public Citizen
Because they hold corporations accountable and make us more conscious consumers.
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40. Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
Because 15 of 16  rapists will never spend a day in jail and that’s just not right.
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41. Share Our Strength
Because no child should go hungry in America.
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42. Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C)
Because the best way to beat cancer is to fight it.
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43. Repower America
Because the future of our economy and our national security depends upon it.
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44. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Because they fight to save our beloved whales, dolphins, and seals from slaughter.
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45. Southern Poverty Law Center
Because hate, bigotry, and intolerance continue to thwart and undermine the American Dream.
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46. Special Olympics
Because having a disability doesn’t mean a person can’t learn, live, love, and succeed.
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47. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Because all children – insured or not – deserve the right to fight dying from cancer.
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48. Student Aid Alliance
Because a good education should be a right, not a privildege.
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49. World Wildlife Fund
Because without them tigers, rhinos, and polar bears will go extinct in our lifetime.
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50. Water.org
Because it’s good to be reminded that Americans take for granted our access to clean water.
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50 Nonprofits To Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving