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Postlight's 2018 Year-End Giving: Our Big List of Nonprofits

Our favorite charities in 2018.


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So 2018’s been a hell of a year, huh? To close it out properly, everyone on the Postlight team got $500 to donate to the 501(c)(3) of their choice – just like we did in 2017 and 2016. So many organizations are working hard to make this world a better place, and we’re grateful for them and proud to be able to offer our support.

Here are the charities and not-for-profits the Postlight team donated to this year.


Stands up to the fossil fuel industry to stop all new coal, oil and gas projects and build clean energy for all.

Arch City Defenders

Stands up for the impoverished, women fleeing intimate partner violence, veterans struggling to get back on their feet, the victims of a region wide debtors’ prison scheme, and the poor people and black people who fight every day against systemic racism and injustice.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Impatient optimists working to reduce inequity in developing countries and in the United States.

Catskills Animal Sanctuary

Rescues farmed animals and champions veganism.

Change for Kids

Invests in New York City public elementary schools in underserved communities.

Children’s Tumor Foundation

Drives research, expands knowledge, and advances care for the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis.

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Finds and funds new generations of breakthrough cancer researchers.

Doctors Without Borders

Provides lifesaving medical care in more than 70 countries.

Downtown Women’s Center

Focused exclusively on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women in Los Angeles.


Protects the cornerstones of democracy through public interest legal work, activism, and software development.

Food Gatherers

Alleviates hunger and eliminates its causes in Michigan.

Girls Who Code

Works to close the gender gap in technology.

Gyrl Wonder

Helps forward-thinking young women seeking to identify and explore their purpose through mentorship and objective alignment.

Hope & Heroes Children’s Cancer Fund

Funds life-saving work on childhood cancer and blood disorders at Columbia University Medical Center.

Hope for New York

Mobilizes volunteer and financial resources to support non-profit organizations serving the poor and marginalized in New York City.

Direct Relief

Works internationally to equip doctors and nurses with life-saving medicines and supplies needed to care for the world’s most vulnerable people.

Immigrant Law Center of MN

Provides immigration legal assistance to low-income immigrants and refugees in Minnesota.

Japan Society NYC

Works to deepen mutual understanding between the United States and Japan in a global context.

Kids in Need of Defense

Works to ensure that no child appears in immigration court without high quality legal representation.

Learning Disabilities Association of America

Works directly with the parents, professionals, and administrators across the nation who are struggling to meet the needs of children with learning disabilities.

Legal Aid Society

Works to ensure that no New Yorker is denied their right to equal justice because of poverty.

Lucy Parsons Labs

Sheds light on the intersection of digital rights and on-the-streets issues.

Lungevity (ALK Positive Research)

Works to change outcomes for people with lung cancer through research, education, and support.

Mentors, Inc

Provides mentoring support to public and charter high school students in grades 8-12, and improves graduation rates and student’s outlook for the future.

Mozilla Foundation

Focuses on fueling the movement for a healthy internet.

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Works to change the way the world approaches cancer research.

National Park Foundation

Preserves 84 million acres of the world’s most treasured landscapes, ecosystems, and historical sites.

National Wildlife Conservation

Works to ensure wildlife thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Not Dead Yet

Opposes legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia as deadly forms of discrimination.

NY Abortion Access Fund

Supports anyone who is unable to pay fully for an abortion and is living in or traveling to New York State by providing financial assistance and connections to other resources.

Orphans International

Houses and educates orphans and abandoned children.

Planned Parenthood

Delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide.

Red-Tail Land Conservancy

Preserves, protects, and restores natural areas and farm land in east central Indiana while increasing awareness of our natural heritage.

Sierra Club

Dedicated to exploring, enjoying, and protecting the Earth for everyone.

Southern Poverty Law Center

Fights hate and bigotry and to seeks justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.

Sunrise Movement Education Fund

Works to make climate change an urgent priority across America and expose the corruption of fossil fuel executives on our politics.

Teach For All

Develops leadership in classrooms and communities to ensure all children can fulfill their potential.

The Ali Forney Center

Protects LGBTQ youth from the harms of homelessness and empowers them with the tools needed to live independently.

The Internet Archive

Builds a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.

The National Bail Fund Network

Works with organizers, advocates, and legal providers across the country that are using, or contemplating using, community bail funds as part of efforts to radically change local bail systems and reduce incarceration.

The Purr Factory

Rescues abandoned, abused and unwanted felines in the Middle Tennessee area.

The Trevor Project

Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

Empowers girls and women through arts and activism.

Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary

Rescues farmed animals and gives them care and sanctuary, connects animals with people to advance veganism, and advocates for animal rights in alliance with other social justice movements.

Postlight wishes you the happiest of holidays. See you in the New Year!

Story published on Dec 24, 2018.