Search results for ‘common cause’


  • 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.
  • Labor Union

    International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)

    The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), commonly shortened to Teamsters, is one of the nation’s largest private-sector labor unions. Principally representing employees in the trucking, railway, and airline industries, the Teamsters union has over 1.2 million members.
  • Non-profit

    Environmental Working Group (EWG)

    The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a major player in the environmentalist movement, focusing on issues related to regulating chemicals, promoting organic food, and opposing modern agricultural practices. EWG aggressively opposes the use of certain common plastics and farming techniques and has reportedly aligned with trial attorneys involved in major
  • Non-profit

    Energy Foundation

    The Energy Foundation, also known as the United States Energy Foundation, is a left-of-center “pass through” charitable foundation founded by and supported by a network of left-wing organizations. The Foundation began in January 1991 as a $20 million collaborative between the Pew Charitable Trusts, Rockefeller family foundations, and
  • Labor Union

    American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

    The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is the second-largest teachers’ union in the United States. The union represents roughly 1.5 million members, most of whom work in teaching and education-related jobs as well as nursing.
  • Person

    Tom Steyer

    Thomas Fahr “Tom” Steyer is an American hedge-fund billionaire turned climate-change activist, and major political donor to environmental causes and Democrats advocating an environmentalist agenda to fight global warming. Steyer made his fortune as the co-founder and senior managing partner of Farallon Capital Management, a hedge fund worth $30 billion.
  • Non-profit

    Tides Foundation

    Also see Tides Nexus The Tides Foundation is a major center-left grantmaking organization and a major pass-through funder to numerous left-leaning nonprofits. The San Francisco, California-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit was founded in 1976 by Drummond Pike, a professional political activist who has since retired from the organization, to funnel
  • Non-profit

    Sixteen Thirty Fund (1630 Fund)

    The Sixteen Thirty Fund (sometimes styled “1630 Fund”) is a left-of-center lobbying and advocacy organization founded in 2008. 1 Sixteen Thirty Fund often operates alongside its charitable “sister” nonprofit New Venture Fund, which
  • Non-profit

    Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)

    Planned Parenthood Federation of America, or Planned Parenthood, is an organization that provides reproductive health services and abortions both in the U.S. and abroad. In 1921, Socialist Party and American Eugenics Society member Margaret Sanger founded the American Birth Control League. In 1942, the organization was renamed Planned Parenthood. The
  • Labor Union

    National Education Association (NEA)

    The National Education Association (NEA) is America’s largest labor union representing nearly three million employees, principally teachers. With affiliates in every state across 14,000 communities 1, NEA represents teachers, education support professionals, retired teachers, education faculty and
  • Non-profit

    Foundation to Promote Open Society (FPOS)

    Also see the similarly named Open Society Foundations (nonprofit) The Foundation to Promote Open Society (FPOS) is one of two major grantmaking foundations funded by liberal financier and billionaire George Soros. It is closely affiliated with the Open Society Foundations (OSF; formally Open Society Institute). FPOS was founded in
  • Non-profit

    Center for Popular Democracy (CPD)

    The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) is a left-of-center 501(c)(3) organization involved in voter mobilization and policy development. The center’s stated mission is “to create equity, opportunity and a dynamic democracy in partnership with high-impact base-building organizations, organizing alliances, and progressive unions.” CPD has opposed the use of zero carbon
  • Non-profit

    Center for American Progress (CAP)

    The Center for American Progress (CAP) is a liberal Washington, D.C.-based think tank with strong ties to the Democratic Party establishment created in 2003 as the left-of-center alternative to the right-leaning Heritage Foundation. Since its founding, the organization has exerted significant influence within the American political left. The organization
  • Labor Union

    American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)

    The American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is the largest federation of labor unions in the United States. Formed in 1955 in a merger between the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations, the AFL-CIO boasts membership of over 9 million voting members and 3