Our donors have granted millions of dollars to organizations working to promote civil rights and social justice around the country and world. Below is a list of the most popular charities our donors have granted to in the past year in support of those efforts. This list is not exhaustive. As a cause-neutral organization, Vanguard Charitable does not endorse individual organizations, but we do work to connect our donors with resources and expertise that can help them make an impact in the cause areas they care about. 

We have expedited the granting process so your contributions can be put to use as quickly as possible. Below the table, you can find additional resources and a refresher on how to recommend a grant.

Charity NameEINAreas of support*
NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund13-1655255Working primarily through the courts, this organization’s strategies include advocacy, educational outreach, legislation monitoring, coalition building, policy research, and scholarships for exceptional African-American students.
Equal Justice Initiative63-1135091EJI provides legal representation for those illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state prisons. This organization is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment, challenging racial and economic injustice, and protecting basic human rights.
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation13-6213516The ACLU Foundation preserves and promotes civil rights and liberties as guaranteed by the United States Constitution. It conducts litigation and communication efforts, provides legal representation in cases involving civil liberties and constitutional rights, and educates the public.
Southern Poverty Law Center63-0598743The SPLC is internationally known for its tolerance education programs, legal victories against white supremacists, and hate group tracking. This organization fights all forms of discrimination and works to protect society's most vulnerable members.
Amnesty International USA52-0851555Amnesty International investigates human rights violations committed in the US and around the world. The organization lobbies lawmakers and corporations to end abuses, using targeted campaigns to work to abolish the death penalty, enact policing reform, and stop hate crimes, among other issues.

Additional Resources

If you are looking for additional resources, we suggest consulting Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and The Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP). These two organizations are well-respected within the charitable world and known for promoting thoughtful and effective philanthropy. Both have proven to be valuable resources for our donors over the years.


Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors 
This resource offers funding recommendations to address racial inequality in policing and criminal justice, a list of organizations supporting the cause, and a philanthropic roadmap guide for giving during challenging times. 
The Center for High Impact Philanthropy
This resource offers a toolkit for strengthening democracy. On this page, you can find quick links, examples of how to use the information offered, and a list of nonprofits making an impact. 

Recommend a grant

To support these charities or others, return to your account and select Grant in the navigation menu at the top of the page. Then select Recommend a grant in the dropdown. 

If the organization is not in your saved charities’ list, type the charity name or EIN in the search bar under Find a charity. Click the magnifying glass to begin the search and then scroll down to see your search results. Charities will appear in a list below. Once found, save the charity by clicking on the star and then click select to begin the granting process. 
Vanguard Charitable encourages you to approach disaster relief the same way you approach all giving: strategically. 

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