The Unemployed Philosophers Guild gives a significant proportion of its profits to several non-profit, progressive organizations. Each year we give over $40,000 in grants, donations, products and services to a variety of organizaions.
We were so impressed with the international justice cases this organization took on. They focus on the disempowered worldwide, and win compensation for the victims of egregious wrongs. CJA is one of the only organizations to succesfully sue war criminals who either live in the US or have assets there. Check them out and consider giving to them too. With a tiny budget they've made significant strides towards international accountability and universal justice.
WAW is an organization committed to ensuring the human rights of Afghan women and children. Established before 9-11, WAW offers services to Afghan women and children both in the US and Afghanistan. Some of their most impressive work however, has gone on in Afghanistan (even in Taliban strongholds, like Kandahar) where they have built schools, family guidance centers (read 'shelters') and a burn ward and treatment center. WAW is a great group of incredibly commited people working for the disenfranchised of Afghanistan.
RHAP is a small organization that is making a unique, critical contribution to women's reproductive health. RHAP seeks to ensure that women and teens at every socioeconomic level can readily obtain birth control and abortion from their own primary care clinicians. Through training, advocacy and mentoring programs, RHAP helps family physicians and other clinicians make birth control and abortion a part of routine medical care.
Transportation Alternatives is New York City's leading transportation advocacy organization, with a citywide network of thousands of supporters committed to better bicycling, walking and public transit in the five boroughs. Our mission is to reclaim New York City's streets from the automobile, and to advocate for bicycling, walking and public transit as the best transportation alternatives. Every day, all over the city, we're working to revitalize New York City’s neighborhoods and restore a vibrant culture of street life.
Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls
is a non-profit music and mentoring program dedicated to the empowerment of girls and women.
Brooklyn Public Library
An invaluable public library in the heart of Brooklyn, which the Philosophers Guild calls home. Their holdings provide the Guild with many of the resources we need to develop the products you all love to us!
What the Brooklyn Public Library doesn't have Wikipedia does. Another valuable resource that makes our lives and work better.
Kids For A Better Future
KBF was started by ten year old Akash Viswanath Mehta. The organization mobilizes kids to work and raise money to improve the lives of kids around the world. Last year they raised money for a girls school in Afghanistan. This year they've focussed exclusively on helping children in the Congo, mostly child soldiers rebuild their lives and get an education. Their work in the Congo is facilated by the organization Ajedi-Ka based in the DRC.
In addition we donate to many schools, libraries, and a variety of other community and charitable organizations.
Finally we have a strong collaborate with the Nation Magazine. 30% of all proceeds from the UPGNATION.COM go to the Nation to help support their mission and publication.