2015 CREDO Donations: Celebrating $2.4 Million Given

We made a lot of change in 2015.

We raised $2.4 million for progressive organizations working to make a difference in the world — and we could not have done it without our valuable CREDO members. Just by using our donation-linked products and services — CREDO Mobile, CREDO Long Distance and credit card, CREDO members help generate as much as $200,000 each and every month for organizations working on the frontlines of social change.

Donations by Month

JANUARY

$61,042

Black Lives Matter Fund

Two recent grand jury decisions underscore that our criminal justice system is clearly broken. The Black Lives Matter fund, managed by CREDO, supports this historic moment of organic mass-mobilization that has the potential to help change how police forces operate and the impact that policing is having on African-American communities. Visit website.

$57,849

Mother Jones Investigative Fund

Produces journalism that tells the truth about the issues and inspires a more democratic world. Visit website.

$68,930

NARAL Pro-Choice America

A fierce advocate of women’s rights, including a woman’s right to choose. With the Republican war on women raging in Washington, D.C., and statehouses nationwide, NARAL’s work to stop unconstitutional abortion bans, defend women’s health clinics and confirm pro-choice federal judges is crucial to ensuring equality and freedom for women. Visit website.

FEBRUARY

$67,067

Center for Economic and Policy Research

One of the best progressive think tanks in the country. Its research-backed analysis plays a crucial role in our fight to stop cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and address growing economic inequality in the U.S. Visit website.

$46,308

Fight for the Future

A new and powerful grassroots group that organizes rapid-response viral campaigns to protect our free and open Internet. FFTF is best known for organizing the worldwide online blackout, which helped defeat the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA). Visit website.

$79,015

Organic Consumers Association

A leader in the fight for environmental sustainability, food safety and corporate accountability, and uses direct action tactics to challenge Monsanto and protest GMO foods. Visit website.

MARCH

$56,188

350.org

Building a bold and diverse global grassroots movement to stop climate change with an emphasis on direct action. Visit website.

$84,292

Social Security Works

Defends our country’s most important anti-poverty program and organizes in the halls of Congress and in communities across the country to push for the expansion of Social Security. Visit website.

$58,134

Public Citizen's Stop the TPP Campaign

Leading the fight to block the disastrous Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement and stop multinational corporations from running roughshod over our environment, labor rights and internet freedom. Visit website.

APRIL

$69,552

Democracy Now!

There is no better counter to the corporate mainstream media than the hard-hitting, independent journalism of Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez and the Democracy Now! news team. Visit website.

$52,472

Free Press

A media reform policy watchdog that fights for your right to connect and communicate — defending Net Neutrality, fighting media consolidation and protecting freedom of the press. Visit website.

$77,037

Friends of the Earth

One of our best allies in the fight against Keystone XL. The global network, representing 74 different countries, engages in hard-hitting campaigns to fight for what is needed to protect the planet — not just what is easy and popular. Visit website.

MAY

$67,153

Center for Media and Democracy

One of our best corporate watchdogs using investigative research to expose corporations who fund ALEC and to shine a bright light on the corporate influence endangering our democracy. Visit website.

$73,449

Common Cause

Fights the power of big money in politics, defends voting rights and works to make government more open and accountable. Visit website.

$69,251

League of Conservation Voters

Fights climate change and holds elected officials accountable for selling out to dirty corporate polluters. Visit website.

JUNE

$63,462

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

Defends the human rights of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity. Visit website.

$87,503

Project on Government Oversight

One of our best government watchdogs, using undercover investigations and detailed reporting to fight back against Wall Street influence over decision-makers and expose the role of money in politics. Visit website.

$67,793

Rising Tide North America

A network of grassroots organizers who use creative direct action like civil disobedience to fight for social justice and stop climate change. Visit website.

JULY

$63,202

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Aggressively defends equal rights under the law and our constitutionally guaranteed civil liberties—from challenging government surveillance to opposing voter suppression laws to championing reproductive justice and marriage equality. Visit website.

$79,961

Planned Parenthood

Fights fearlessly to protect women’s access to reproductive healthcare and counters right-wing attacks on birth control and abortion access. Visit website.

$59,162

Zinn Education Project

Provides lessons and curricula to teach middle and high school students about the role of working people, women, people of color and social movements in shaping U.S. history. Visit website.

AUGUST

$61,218

ColorOfChange

The nation’s largest online civil rights organization building grassroots political power for African-Americans and working for social change for all people. Visit website.

$74,238

Institute for America's Future

Develops an economic agenda and message to promote economic populism in the United States, fighting austerity and economic inequality while organizing to protect Social Security and rein in Wall Street. Visit website.

$90,191

Union of Concerned Scientists

Uses rigorous science to defend the environment and fight for a healthier world. Visit website.

SEPTEMBER

$52,677

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Our first line of defense when our freedoms in the networked world come under attack. EFF is a leader in the fight to end illegal mass surveillance programs and is currently suing the NSA on behalf of AT&T customers. Visit website.

$69,274

National Domestic Workers Alliance

The nation’s leading organization fighting for the dignity and fair treatment of the millions of domestic workers in the United States—most of whom are women. Visit website.

$79,721

Shell No! Fund

We fought President Obama's approval of Arctic drilling. CREDO directed 100% of the Shell No! fund to support amazing groups, actions and organizing on the ground during a key moment to stop President Obama and Shell from drilling the Arctic.

OCTOBER

$83,599

International Rescue Committee

Responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises, including aiding the Syrian refugees fleeing a brutal civil war. Visit website.

$69,788

Medical Students for Choice

Helping to keep abortion safe and legal by training providers and advocating for reproductive health services curriculum in medical schools. Visit website.

$61,080

OUR Walmart

Leading the fight against unfair labor practices at Walmart, helping workers organize and fight back for a $15 minimum wage and full-time schedules. Visit website.

NOVEMBER

$69,137

Center for Constitutional Rights

Defends our constitutional and human rights at home and abroad—from fighting Stop and Frisk, to ending the American gulag at Guantanamo, to standing up for gay and lesbian Ugandans who face persecution and violence. Visit website.

$81,038

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

A program of Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, this is a grassroots movement to mobilize moms and families to advocate for stronger gun laws. Visit website.

$63,476

Pathfinder International

Fights for sexual and reproductive health around the world, from suing to end the global gag rule to promoting contraception and family planning, and helping to maintain access to safe and legal abortion. Visit website.

DECEMBER

$98,629

Doctors Without Borders

Provides impartial medical relief to the victims of war, disease, and natural or man-made disaster, without regard to race, religion, or political affiliation. Visit website.

$57,207

InsideClimate News

A Pulitzer Prize-winning environmental news organization whose investigative reporting exposed that Exxon knew decades ago that fossil fuels cause climate change. Visit website.

$49,427

ReThink Media

Helps progressive organizations by providing critical media resources to push back against military conflicts, Islamophobia and money in politics. Visit website.

CREDO members decide how we donate. Most companies go into business to make money. Thirty years ago, we went into business to make change. And each month our members vote to determine how we’ll distribute their donations—close to $200,000 per month.

Share with your world how you’ve helped us achieve another wonderful year in donations as a CREDO customer.

2015 CREDO DONATIONS

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