Charitable Giving

Each year we give over $50,000 in grants, donations, products and services to a variety of organizaions. Below is a list of the organizations we've donated to in the last two years.

The Center For Justice and Accountability

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.

 

Women for Afghan Women 

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.

 

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence

NYAGV is a non-profit statewood advocacy and education group working to build public awareness of the devastating impact of gun violence in New York and across the country, while advocating for sensible gun legislation on the city, state and federal levels.

 

Reproductive Health Access Project

RHAP is a small organization that is making a unique, critical contribution to women's reproductive health. Every single donation RHAP receives from supporters like you means RHAP can continuing educating and supporting clinicians like me who do this important work all across the country.

 

Fistula Foundation

The Fistual Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness of and funding for fistula repair, prevention, and educational programs worldwide to help eradicate fistula.  The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 2 million women have untreated fistula and that approximately 100,000 women develop fistula each year.  Fistula is most prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia and is easily cured.

 

Doctors Without Borders

Médecins Sans Frontières Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters, or exclusion from health care in more than 70 countries.

 

Transportation Alternatives

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.

 

New York Classical Theater

New York Classical Theatre creates and reinvigorates audiences for the theatre by presenting free and accessible productions of popular classics and forgotten masterpieces in non-traditional public spaces throughout New York City.
Doing what the Public theater was originally created to do, but no longer does, NYCT brings excellent, free, well produced theater to the open air of NYC. If you haven't seen a production yet, go! Its one of our favorite NYC activities.

 

Treatment Action Group

Treatment Action Group is an independent AIDS research and policy think tank fighting for better treatment, a vaccine, and a cure for AIDS, viral hepetitis, and tuberculosis.

 

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

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!

 

Wikipedia

What the Brooklyn Public Library doesn't have Wikipedia does.  Another valuable resource that makes our lives and work better.

 

In addition we donate to many schools, libraries, and a variety of other community and charitable organizations.