My favorite nonprofits & activist groups


Note: Organizations are listed alphabetically.


  • Animal Welfare >
  • Civic activism >
  • U.S. military charities >
  • Jewish & Israeli think tanks and advocacy organizations >
  • Think tanks focused on U.S. national security, and the global war on terror >

Animal Welfare

Amazon-book-screensqBest Friends Animal Society
“The nation’s largest sanctuary for abused and abandoned animals.”

Canine Companions for Independence
“A non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.”.

Humane Society of the United States
“The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization.”

Civic activism

Alliance for School Choice
“The Alliance for School Choice is the nation’s vanguard organization for promoting, implementing, and enhancing K-12 educational choice. In collaboration with a host of national and state allies, we create opportunities for systemic and sustainable educational reform that puts parents in charge.”

The Institute for Justice
“Through strategic litigation, training, communication, activism and research, [the IJ] advances a rule of law under which individuals can control their destinies as free and responsible members of society. IJ litigates to secure economic liberty, school choice, private property rights, freedom of speech and other vital individual liberties, and to restore constitutional limits on the power of government.  In addition, IJ trains law students, lawyers and policy activists in the tactics of public interest litigation.”

Landmark Legal Foundation
“Landmark Legal Foundation (LFF) is a legal advocacy group that litigates based on the principles of individual liberty, free enterprise, and limited government.


U.S. military charities

Soldiers’ Angels
“(P)roviding aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and their families… in a variety of unique and effective ways.”

Warrior Legacy Foundation
“The Warrior Legacy Foundation protects and promotes the reputation and dignity of every American veteran.”

Wounded Warrior Project
“The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors

Jewish & Israeli think tanks and advocacy organizations

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
“Providing and supporting social, educational, cultural, and recreational programs and facilities for the young men and women soldiers of Israel who defend the Jewish homeland.”

Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs
“Provide leadership and affect policy on crucial issues of national security and foreign policy; Promote American security cooperation with like-minded democratic countries including, but not limited to, Israel; Engage the American defense community about the role Israel can and does play in securing Western, democratic interests in the Middle East and Mediterranean regions…” [more]

The Simon Wiesenthal Center
“An international Jewish human rights organization dedicated to generating change through the Snider Social Action Institute and education by confronting antisemitism, hate and terrorism, promoting human rights and dignity, standing with Israel, defending the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaching the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations.”

Stand With Us
“An international organization dedicated to bringing peace to the Middle East by educating about Israel and the misinformation that often surrounds the Middle East conflict. Through brochures, speakers, programs, conferences, missions to Israel, and Internet resources, we strive to ensure that Israel’s side of the story is told on university campuses and in communities, the media, libraries, and churches around the world.

Think tanks focused on U.S. national security, and the global war on terror

The American Center for Democracy
“The objective of the ACD is to supplement government efforts to defend democratic institutions from global threat of radical Islam and terrorism. The ACD includes the Center for The Study of Corruption & the Rule of Law (CSC), and the Economic Warfare Institute (EWI). The Economic Warfare Institute (EWI) Mission: to investigate, expose, and work to prevent attacks on the economic integrity, financial institutions, and strategic assets of the United States and other free societies.”

The American-Islamic Forum for Democracy
(Note: The AIFD is one of my recent clients)
“We proud citizens of the United States of America join together as devoted and patriotic citizens and as devout Muslims in this forum in order to serve as a vehicle for the discussion and public awareness of the complete compatibility of America’s founding principles with the very personal faith of Islam which we practice.”

The Center for Security Policy
“To identify challenges and opportunities likely to affect American security, broadly defined, and to act promptly and creatively to ensure that they are the subject of focused national examination and effective action.”

The Investigative Project on Terrorism
“The world’s most comprehensive data center on radical Islamic terrorist groups. For more than a decade, the IPT has investigated the operations, funding, activities and front groups of Islamic terrorist and extremist groups in the United States and around the world. It has become a principal source of critical evidence to a wide variety of government offices and law enforcement agencies, as well as the U.S. Congress and numerous public policy forums.”


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