Search results for ‘common cause’


  • Non-profit

    Alliance for Justice (AFJ)

    The Alliance for Justice (AFJ) is a left-of-center legal policy coalition composed of over 100 organizations. The group is best known for the Judicial Selection Project, which seeks to promote left-wing and Democratic-appointed judges while defeating conservative and Republican-appointed judges.
  • Non-profit

    Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)

    The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is a controversial watchdog of extremist groups. It has been criticized for its financial practices and for characterizing non-violent conventional conservative organizations as equivalent to violent extremists. SPLC was co-founded in 1971 by Morris Dees, a lawyer and direct marketing expert and fellow
  • Non-profit

    Proteus Fund

    The Proteus Fund is a center-left “pass-through” funder and donor-advised fund provider. Since the Fund’s creation in 1995, Proteus has routed hundreds of millions of dollars from major grantmaking foundations and anonymous donors on the Left to activist groups targeting issues including legalizing same-sex marriage, reducing religious freedom to dissent
  • Non-profit

    Population Connection (Zero Population Growth)

    Population Connection is a left-leaning nonprofit advocacy group that supports global population control policies. The organization was founded in 1968 as Zero Population Growth by environmentalist and population control activist Paul Ehrlich directly following the publication of his controversial 1968 book, The Population Bomb. The organization affirms that population
  • Non-profit

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA, sometimes styled PeTA) is one of the world’s largest, most aggressive, and most controversial animal liberation groups. The group has become notorious for aggressive campaigns against any and all human use of animals, even as it is dogged by allegations of hypocrisy
  • Non-profit

    People for the American Way (PFAW)

    People for the American Way is a left-of-center advocacy group formed in 1981 by liberal Hollywood television producer Norman Lear, ostensibly to oppose the conservative principles espoused by Christian conservative televangelists.
  • Person

    Naomi Klein

    Naomi Klein is a prominent Canadian activist, syndicated columnist, and author of four books. She is a Writing Fellow at the Nation Institute and contributing editor for The Nation magazine. She has written articles for Harpers, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, The Guardian,
  • Non-profit

    Gamaliel Foundation

    The Gamaliel Foundation was originally founded in 1968 by left-wing activist Saul Alinsky, and re-oriented into a community organizing operation during the 1980s under the guidance of executive director Greg Galluzzo.
  • Person

    Dustin Moskovitz

    Dustin Aaron Moskovitz is an American Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum and Chris Hughes. In 2008, he left Facebook to co-found Asana with Justin Rosenstein. Moskovitz and his wife, former Wall Street Journal reporter Cari Tuna, are the founders
  • Non-profit

    William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

    The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (also known as the Hewlett Foundation) is a private foundation established in 1966 by Hewlett-Packard co-founder William R. Hewlett, his wife Flora, and his son Walter.
  • Non-profit

    Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)

    The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based activist group that uses science policy and climate change to advocate for left-of-center policies. As an activist organization, UCS began in the late 1960s with opposition to the Vietnam War and U.S. nuclear weapons testing, later coming to oppose peaceful
  • Non-profit

    U.S. Public Interest Research Group (US-PIRG)

    Founded by left-wing activist and former Presidential candidate Ralph Nader, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group is a 501(c)(4) organization that oversees a federation of state progressive advocacy groups also known as “PIRGs.” As the national organization for these independent state-based PIRGs, U.S. PIRG coordinates resources among its 47
  • Non-profit

    Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

    Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) promotes left-of-center conservationist and environmentalist policies. A membership organization of hunters and fishers, it is dedicated to promoting federal control of public lands and opposing expanded oil and gas production in the United States. The organization also has ties to organized labor and the
  • Non-profit

    Mangrove Foundation

    The Mangrove Foundation is a subsidiary of the Atlantic Philanthropies, a private foundation created in 1982 by Irish-American businessman Chuck Feeney. The Atlantic Philanthropies focuses its giving on health, social, and politically left-of-center public policy causes in Australia, Bermuda, Ireland, South Africa, the United States, and Vietnam. A philanthropic
  • Political Party/527

    Priorities USA (PAC)

    For the related nonprofit, see Priorities USA Action (nonprofit) Priorities USA Action is a major Super PAC associated with supporting Democratic Party candidates and opposing Republican candidates. The organization was created in April 2011
  • Non-profit

    Pew Charitable Trusts

    The Pew Charitable Trusts is a public charity formed in 2003 from the merger of seven foundations created by the Pew family, which made its money in the oil business.  It operates the Pew Research Center as a subsidiary. Originally founded as the family foundation of conservative- and Republican-leaning
  • Non-profit

    Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA)

    Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) is a California-based environmental advocacy and community organizing group. PANNA’s core objective is to oppose the production and use of many commercial pesticides and genetically engineered foods, as well as the agricultural corporations that employ these practices.
  • Non-profit

    New Venture Fund (NVF)

    The New Venture Fund (NVF) is a 501(c)(3) funding and fiscal sponsorship nonprofit that makes grants to left-of-center advocacy and organizing projects and provides incubation serves for other left-of-center organizations. The fund focuses primarily on social and environmental change, issuing grants for a variety of projects that include conservation, global
  • Non-profit

    NEO Philanthropy

    NEO Philanthropy (formerly Public Interest Projects) is a New York-based nonprofit that serves as a fiscal clearinghouse for left-of-center causes. The group serves as a vehicle for center-left foundations to pool resources, hosts donor-advised funds, and sponsors various liberal projects.
  • Person

    James Hansen

    James E. Hansen has been called the “father of climate change awareness.” Hansen, a former NASA scientist, is a climate change political activist. He has been arrested several times outside the White House while protesting mining and the Keystone XL pipeline.