ALTERNATIVE places to donate
Movement for Black Lives was formed in December of 2014 as "a space for Black organizations across the country to debate and discuss the current political conditions, develop shared assessments of what political interventions were necessary in order to achieve key policy, cultural and political wins"
Color of Change was founded in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. They continue to build effective campaigns for racial justice "building Black power, Black joy, and winning justice".
Climate Justice Alliance continue to advocate for climate justice including to push for reinvestment in communities on the front lines of environmental destruction.
And check out just a few organizations that serve higher education needs recommended by Princeton alumni working in education. Feel free to contact us by email to recommend additional organizations. We have copied the descriptions for each group from their website.
“QuestBridge is a powerful platform that connects the nation's brightest students from low-income backgrounds with leading institutions of higher education and further opportunities. We are an aggregator of excellence. By facilitating these exchanges, QuestBridge aims to increase the percentage of talented low-income students attending the nation's best universities and the ranks of national leadership itself.”
Let’s Get Ready
“Let’s Get Ready provides high school students from historically under-served communities and first-generation-to-college students with free SAT preparation, admission counseling and other support services needed to gain admission to and graduate from college. Services are provided by volunteer college students who also serve as role models and mentors…Let’s Get Ready envisions a future in which students from all socioeconomic backgrounds have the support they need to attain a college education.”
“uAspire is a nonprofit organization ensuring that all young people have the financial information and resources necessary to find an affordable path to and through college.”
“Founded in 1990, The Steppingstone Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that develops and implements programs that prepare underserved students for educational opportunities that lead to college success.”
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA)
“[LEDA] is now the preeminent national nonprofit organization dedicated to diversifying the national leadership pipeline by helping high-achieving students from under-resourced backgrounds gain admission to our nation’s most selective colleges and supporting their success at these institutions.”
To donate directly to scholarship funds:
“We provide scholarships to highly-qualified DREAMers to help them pay for their college education. Most of our Scholars have DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) or TPS (Temporary Protected Status) that allows them to live and legally work in the United States.”
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
“We empower Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible.”