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Reza Ganjavi contributes to and recommends the following charitable foundations and organizations:
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The Alliance for Climate Protection Rainforest Action Network (RAN) Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) The Southern Poverty Law Center Global Fund for Women, Inc. Los Angeles Police Foundation United Negro College Fund Room To Read Friends of Africa Foundation & Africa Foundation Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Oak Grove School Brockwood Park School The Nature Conservancy Natural Resources Defense Council Conservation International The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) AIDS Walk Boston Aquaverde The Ride to Conquer Cancer Campaign for Fashion Victims Eawag aquatic research institutes: SODIS Kind und Krebs (Children & Cancer) Marie Curie Cancer Care Texaid Global Environmental Society (GES) Moms Against Poverty (MAP) The Ojai Retreat Whole Planet Foundation Ojai Valley Land Conservancy Friends Of The Earth Ellie Wenker (not a charity) SOS Children's Villages International Doctors Without Borders Teen Cancer America March Of Dimes National MS Society Laguna Beach Festival of Arts Foundation Scholarship Fund The ALS Association Oregon Food Bank CARE International
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
The Alliance for Climate Protection
The Alliance will persuade people of the importance, urgency and
feasibility of adopting and implementing effective and comprehensive
solutions for the climate crisis.
Since 1985, the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has been working to
protect rainforests and the human rights of those living in and around
those forests. RAN campaigns for the forests, their inhabitants and the
natural systems that sustain life by transforming the global
marketplace through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent
direct action. RAN's grassroots allies carry on the essential work of
educating local communities and gathering the critical mass needed to
exert effective pressure for change when and where it is needed.
Through media campaigns, conferences, and publications, RAN's efforts
have helped to make the rainforest issue the cause celebre that it has
become in the U.S.
donation page: http://ran.org/give/
WATCH OUT: These people trade your name with others. ---- Jan 2010 Hi Scott
This is to confirm our conversation that
I was opted out of mailing list but I was not flagged to never receive
anything (which is what I wanted) and was not opted out of not having
my name and address traded with other organization (which is clearly
what I wanted when I asked to be removed from your mailing list). You
say you have people who are pissed at you. There is really good reason
for it. Maybe it's time to review your publicity policies. What happened to me can not simply be a mistake.
Founded in 1990, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first
line of defense when our freedoms in the networked world come under
attack. EFF confronts cutting-edge issues defending free speech,
privacy, innovation, and consumer rights today. EFF fights for freedom
primarily in the courts, bringing and defending lawsuits even when that
means taking on the US government or large corporations. By mobilizing
more than 50,000 concerned citizens through our Action Center, EFF
beats back bad legislation. In addition to advising policymakers, EFF
educates the press and public, and supports the development of
donation page: https://secure.splcenter.org/donate/online/online.jsp
The Southern Poverty Law Center began as a small civil rights law firm
in 1971. Today it is known for its precedent-setting legal victories
against white supremacist groups, its sponsorship of the Civil Rights
Memorial, its tracking of hate groups and its national tolerance
education programs. The Center is a nonprofit organization that combats
hate, intolerance and discrimination through education and litigation.
The Global Fund for Women is a nonprofit grantmaking foundation that
advances women's human rights worldwide. We are a network of women and
men who believe that ensuring women's full equality and participation
in society is one of the most effective ways to build a just, peaceful
and sustainable world. We raise funds from a variety of sources and
make grants to women-led organizations that promote the economic
security, health, safety, education and leadership of women and
girls.The Global Fund for Women is a nonprofit grantmaking foundation
that advances women's human rights worldwide. We are a network of women
and men who believe that ensuring women's full equality and
participation in society is one of the most effective ways to build a
just, peaceful and sustainable world. We raise funds from a variety of
sources and make grants to women-led organizations that promote the
economic security, health, safety, education and leadership of women
The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is the nation’s largest,
oldest, most successful and most comprehensive minority higher
education assistance organization. UNCF provides operating funds and
technology enhancement services for 39 member historically black
colleges and universities (HBCUs), scholarships and internships for
students at about 900 institutions and faculty and administrative
Over 63 years, the United Negro College Fund has raised more than $2
billion to help a total of more than 350,000 students attend college
and has distributed more funds to help minorities attend school than
any entity outside of the government.
Room to Read partners with local communities throughout the developing
world to establish schools, libraries, and other educational
infrastructure. We seek to intervene early in the lives of children in
the belief that education is a lifelong gift that empowers people to
ultimately improve socioeconomic conditions for their families,
communities, countries, and future generations. Through the
opportunities that only an education can provide, we strive to break
the cycle of poverty, one child at a time. Since our inception in 2000,
Room to Read has impacted the lives of over 1.2 million children by:
constructing 287 schools; establishing over 3,600 libraries; donating
over 1.4 million children's books; funding 2,336 long-terms girls'
scholarships and establishing 117 computer and language labs.
Friends of Africa Foundation was formed in 1999 and is a tax-exempt
501(c)(3) organization. Friends of Africa Foundation mission is to
bring together an international community of individuals interested in
conserving Africa’s wildlife heritage through empowering its
The Friends of Africa Foundation's goal is to improve the lives of
rural communities bordering conservation areas in East and Southern
Africa in the following program areas:
• Health Care
• Income Generating Activities
Friends of Africa Foundation generally carries out its mission
utilizing the local capabilities of the Africa Foundation
NAACP https://donate.naacp.org/pages/our-mission The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored
People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic
equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based
The intent of the Oak Grove School is for students to develop the
skills necessary to function in the modern world, and at the same time
to develop a foundation for inquiry into perennial questions of human
Consistent with the views of its founder, J. Krishnamurti, the school
does not subscribe to any creed or ideology. Rather, it assists
students in the open-minded investigation of enduring human issues.
Krishnamurti said about the school, "The school is concerned with
freedom and order. Freedom is not the expression of one's own desire,
choice or self-interest. That inevitably leads to disorder. Freedom of
choice is not freedom, though it may appear so; nor is order,
conformity or imitation. Order can only come with the insight that to
choose is itself the denial of freedom.
In school one learns the importance of relationship which is not based
on attachment and possession. It is here one can learn about the
movement of thought,
love and death, for all this is our life. From the ancient of times,
man has sought something beyond the materialistic world, something
immeasurable, something sacred. It is the intent of this school to
inquire into this possibility."
The young are inheriting a complex world. It is a world in which rapid
technological progress goes hand-in-hand with environmental, social,
economic, and political crises. Must the young take the world as it is,
accepting an education that enables them to 'fit in' to society, or can
they learn to question deeply what they see and respond creatively out
of a sense of personal integrity that enables them to meet whatever
life may bring?
At Brockwood Park School we are committed to educating young people to
meet life as a whole. Academic excellence is absolutely necessary, but
equal importance is given to an ongoing inquiry into the way we live
our daily lives. Many of the difficulties in today's world are the
outcome of attitudes and beliefs that education for our times needs to
In the secure and friendly surroundings of Brockwood Park, students are
encouraged to reflect on their own thoughts, feelings and actions and
on those of others. Brockwood offers a setting where students and staff
can learn to live and work together harmoniously and intelligently.
This process is liberating, for with growth in awareness and
understanding of our behaviour, we can discover the immense potential
of life and our possibility of living it to the full.
Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation
organization working to protect the most ecologically important lands
and waters around the world for nature and people. Using a
non-confrontational, collaborative approach, they work closely with
partners, corporations, indigenous people and traditional communities
all over the world. Their science-based plan works to achieve tangible
results while striving to exercise integrity beyond reproach and to
operate openly and transparently.
I also donated Delta Skymiles to them through www.delta.com
The Natural Resources Defense Council's purpose is to safeguard the
Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on
which all life depends. We work to restore the integrity of the
elements that sustain life -- air, land and water -- and to defend
endangered natural places. We seek to establish sustainability and good
stewardship of the Earth as central ethical imperatives of human
society. NRDC affirms the integral place of human beings in the
environment. We strive to protect nature in ways that advance the
long-term welfare of present and future generations. We work to foster
the fundamental right of all people to have a voice in decisions that
affect their environment.
Donation page: https://secure2.convio.net/cintl/site/Donation2?df_id=1480&1480.donation=form1
Founded in 1987, Conservation International (CI) is an innovative
leader in global biodiversity conservation. Our mission is to conserve
the Earth's living heritage, our global biodiversity, and to
demonstrate that human societies are able to live harmoniously with
nature. We apply innovations in science, economics, policy and
community participation to protect the Earth's richest regions of plant
and animal diversity in the biodiversity hotspots, high-biodiversity
wilderness areas as well as important marine regions around the globe.
CI believes that Earth's natural heritage must be maintained if future
generations are to thrive spiritually, culturally and economically.
With headquarters in Washington, D.C., CI works in more than 40
countries on four continents.
The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)
The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), together with the people of
Africa, works to ensure the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will
endure forever. AWF is the leading international conservation
organization focused solely on Africa. We believe that protecting
Africa's wildlife and wild landscapes is the key to the future
prosperity of Africa and its people - and for over forty-five years we
have made it our work to help ensure that Africa's wild resources
endure. At AWF we approach all of our work at the landscape level -
that is to say, we look at large landscapes (we have identified eight
of these areas to date). Within these landscapes, we implement a
variety of efforts that conserve land, protect species and empower
[Alert: They send your name to other organizations such as LA children hospital].
Originally "United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund". Now: United Nations Children's Fund.
Your donation will help provide children around the world with health
care, clean water, sound nutrition, education, protection from abuse
and exploitation, and emergency assistance in times of crisis.
AIDS Walk Boston
Visit http://www.aidswalkboston.org to learn more about the Walk, the mission and activities of AIDS Action
Committee, and others ways you can get involved with our organization.
================================================================================================================ The Ride to Conquer Cancer
Ride to Conquer Cancer supports breakthrough cancer research, exemplary
teaching, and compassionate care at The Princess Margaret, one of the
top 5 cancer research hospitals in the world.
To all Riders & Donors,
For a second straight year, because of YOU, The Ride to
Conquer Cancer has surpassed all expectations. What an accomplishment! Over
$14.5 million dollars was raised by 3,530 Riders and their respective donors!
This event continues to be the most successful cycling fundraiser in Canadian
Aquaverde is a non-profit organisation based in Switzerland. It is
dedicated to supporting tribal reforestation projects in the brasilian
Amazon Forest. Our efforts impact on the whole of humanity by helping
to provide future generation’s water and clean air, while at the same
time protecting the biodiversity of the forest and offering indigenous
tribes an economic alternative to deforestation. The programs,
organized and managed by the communities themselves, assure the
protection of their natural environment, the preservation of their
culture and ancestral way of life and ultimately their existence as a
The Trees you have sponsored will be planted in the reforestation
program carried out by the Surui People of Amazon, in the brasilian
state of Rondônia.
Your act motivated by solidarity and pleasure will feed the life of
those who, on the other side of the world, struggle every day to save
their environment. Your engagement brings forth dignity and most of
all the hope in a humanity where sharing, responsibility, equity and
mutual respect take a true meaning.
Every one of your foster acts is a testimony of love towards human
being and nature … We thank you for your engagement and your
Star offers a range of care services for children and young people with
life-limiting conditions and their families. These can take place in
the family home, in the community and at Shooting Star House, the
purpose-built facility based in Hampton, Middlesex.
================================================================================================================= Campaign for Fashion Victims
water disinfection - the SODIS method - is a simple procedure to
disinfect drinking water. Contaminated water is filled in a transparent
PET-bottle or glass bottle and exposed to the sun for 6 hours. During
this time, the UV-radiation of the sun kills diarrhoea generating
pathogens. The SODIS-method helps to prevent diarrhoea and thereby is
saving lives of people. This is urgently necessary as still more than
4000 children die every day from the consequences of diarrhoea.
Kind und Krebs (Children & Cancer) http://www.kindundkrebs.ch/
Auto-Translation from German: "Child
and cancer - the Swiss Research Foundation is committed with the help
of donations for the therapy - and drug research and successfully helps
children with cancer . With new therapies and receive appropriate drug
more and more children a chance at healing and life. Numerous medical
publications attest to the success of our supported physicians and
scientists and their research."
================================================================================================================= Marie Curie Cancer Care http://www.mariecurie.org.uk
Providing care for terminally ill patients
Marie Curie Cancer Care was established in 1948 - the same year as the NHS.
than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals help
provide care for terminally ill patients in the community and in our
hospices, along with support for their families.
This year we expect to provide care to more than 31,000 people with cancer and other terminal illnesses.
Texaid collects and recycles more than 35,000 tonnes of used textiles each year http://www.texaid.ch/
Global Environmental Society (GES) The
non-profit Global Environmental Society (GES) network tackles the
vicious circle of inaction among consumers, the industry and politics
through proactive environmental management. It therefore runs
educational campaigns and offers a platform to encourage knowledge and
idea exchange among scientists, universities, industries, environmental
groups, politicians and non-government organizations.
Donation applied as follow: Choose_a_Cause : AZERBAIJAN - IRAN Earthquake Relief Fund
Thank you for your kind and generous donation to Moms Against Poverty (MAP). Your generosity will make an immediate difference in the lives of children living in poverty.
As you are aware, on a daily basis many children die due to poverty. We believe that every child deserves a chance in this world and your generosity will help provide food, shelter, health care and education to many children.
It is a special person who gives from the heart so that children can find hope when they think all the doors are closed to them. And you are such a person!
You can read about our projects, success stories and your important part in our mission, on our website at www.momsagainstpoverty.org.
Once again on behalf of the children and MAP thank you,
The Ojai Retreat A world-class serene retreat in Ojai. A perfect get-away founded and managed by my friend Ulrich Brugger. A non-profit corporation 501 (c) (3) 160 Besant Road, Ojai, California 93023 Tel. No.: (805) 646-2536 * Fax No.: (805) 646-0075 www.ojairetreat.org * info@ojairetreat..org Whole Planet Foundation
children affected by Philippines typhoon Haiyan (UNICEF)
I have donated to Ellie Wenker to support her efforts in improving her health. (not a charity)
SOS Children's Villages International - A loving home for every child ... www.sos-childrensvillages.org/
DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS 333 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10001-5004 | 212.679.6800
Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a private
international association. The association is made up mainly of doctors
and health sector workers and is also open to all other professions
which might help in achieving its aims.
All of its members agree to honor the following principles:
Médecins Sans Frontières provides assistance to populations in
distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of
armed conflict. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed or
Médecins Sans Frontières observes neutrality and impartiality in the
name of universal medical ethics and the right to humanitarian
assistance and claims full and unhindered freedom in the exercise of its
Members undertake to respect their professional code of ethics and
to maintain complete independence from all political, economic, or
As volunteers, members understand the risks and dangers of the
missions they carry out and make no claim for themselves or their
assigns for any form of compensation other than that which the
association might be able to afford them.
Dear REZA GANJAVI, TEEN CANCER AMERICA On
behalf of Teen Cancer America, thank you for your generous gift. We
sincerely appreciate your commitment to help us improve the lives of
teens and young adults with cancer. Fighting cancer is scary at any
age, but battling it as a teen or young adult is even more daunting,
given the unique emotional, physical and practical needs of this age
group. Young people can get some of the most rare and aggressive forms
of cancer. Their health and stamina can mask their illness for a longer
time. Their rapidly changing bodies can work against them, enabling the
cancer to grow faster. The emotional upheaval of adolescence can make a
cancer diagnosis even harder to cope with. Our primary goals are to
improve the experience for teens and young adults with cancer, from
diagnosis, to treatment and thereafter, not only focusing on their
physical treatment, but their emotional and psychological health and
well-being as well. Teen Cancer America has exciting plans for the
future. We will be sure to keep you informed as to how we are doing but
hope you will also check in on us via our website at
www.TeenCancerAmerica.org. [a charity started by The Who]
Greenschool Bali http://www.greenschool.org
March Of Dimes
National MS Society, Upstate New York
Bike MS Finger Lakes Challenge
Laguna Beach Festival of Arts Foundation Scholarship Fund
The ALS Association
OUR MISSION: Leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global
research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou
Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing
them with compassionate care and support.
International is a relief and development non-governmental organisation
tackling the root causes of poverty to improve the lives of the
underprivileged in poor communities around the world. An important part
of CARE's work is to deliver emergency aid to survivors of natural
disasters and war.
Caritas Switzerland - Humanitarian aid, International development and social service
[update: I donated based on a friend's recommendation -- didn't know
this is a Catholic organization -- I tend to not donate to
religion-specific organization due to the divisive nature of it]
INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE (IRC)
Founded at Albert Einstein’s request, the IRC offers lifesaving aid and solutions to today’s most challenging human crises.
Stop the slaughterhouse torture -- Thanks for your donation to help
fuel the fight for animal rights. Avaaz is a non-profit
organisation that receives no money from governments, corporations, or
large donors -- we rely entirely on donations from people around the
world. We highly appreciate your generous contribution to our
work. In a moment, you will receive an email receipt with the
details of your donation. If you have any problems, concerns, or
questions about your donation, please email email@example.com.
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