Alabama Coastal Foundation
The Alabama Coastal Foundation (ACF) works to create a healthy balance between the conservation needs of our priceless coastal resources and the inevitable pressures of economic growth. They accomplish this by bringing together stakeholders with differing interests to facilitate mutually beneficial solutions. They provide fair and factual information to encourage responsible citizen action and they offer opportunities for individuals to play a vital role in preserving the environment and our coastal way of life. Visit JoinACF.org
Bayou Grace Community Services, Inc.
Tri-Coastal Community Outreach
Tri-Coastal Community Outreach is on a mission to provided immediate and long term humanitarian services to low-moderate income, venerable families. They promote interventions that emphasize community engagement and multi-level collaborative partnerships. Visit tricoastalcommunity.org
Build A Better Planet
Build A Better Planet is committed to promoting sustainable living and environmental awareness. They are dedicated to providing information about alternatives to the status quo, thereby, educating others and providing options which encourage sustainable living, growth, and development, so that we can all enjoy a brighter, healthier future for generations to come.
Community Center of St. Bernard
The Community Center of St Bernard, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was established to provide residents of the greater New Orleans area with the services and resources they need to rebuild their lives, their homes and their community following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Visit ccstb.org
United Houma Nation
The United Houma Nation (UHN) is a state recognized tribe of approximately 17,000 tribal citizens residing within a six-parish (county) service area encompassing 4,570 square miles. The six parishes, Terrebonne, Lafourche, Jefferson, St. Mary, St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes are located along the southeastern coast of Louisiana. The Houma Tribe has not yet been Federally recognized, awaiting a response for over 20 years from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Read their story. Visit unitedhoumanation.org
Gulf Rescue Alliance
The Gulf Rescue Alliance is an independent coalition comprised of concerned scientists, medical experts, attorneys, seafood and tourism industry professionals, oil industry advisors, civic and government leaders, non-profits and citizens. Visit gulfrescuealliance.webs.com
Equity and Inclusion Campaign
The Equity and Inclusion Campaign is a nonpartisan coalition of local, state, and national organizations and community members advocating for structural solutions to end persistent poverty and inequity across the three states of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi, including fulfillment of the federal commitment to address poverty and inequity.Read more: Equity and Inclusion Campaign
Moving Forward Gulf Coast, Inc.
Moving Forward Gulf Coast, Inc.is a community-based, nonprofit initiative committed to Restorative Justice for residents of the Gulf Coast region. Moving Forward envisions stronger communities of Color with sustained civic engagement around the protection of human rights. Our mission is to build the civic potential in Gulf Coast Communities of Color by providing innovative programs and services aimed at informing communities and rooted in community power.Read more: Moving Forward Gulf Coast, Inc.
The Alliance Institute is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization that brings together an experienced team of trainers, public service specialists, development specialists, and grassroots leaders to advocate for social and economic justice. The Alliance Institute's mission is to provide individuals, families, and organizations with the skills and information necessary for them to fully participate in the decision making processes that affect them in their homes, neighborhoods and communities.Read more: Alliance Institute
Operation Homecare, Inc.
Operation Homecare, Inc. is a family services nonprofit organization in York, Alabama.
Atchafalaya Basinkeeper is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the ecosystems within the Atchafalaya Basin. They are a Waterkeeper program under the Waterkeeper Alliance, permenantly protecting the Atchafalaya Basin's long term health and sustainability. Visit Basinkeeper.org
Mississippi Center for Justice
The Mississippi Center for Justice is a nonprofit, public interest law firm committed to advancing racial and economic justice. Supported and staffed by attorneys, community leaders and volunteers, the Center develops and pursues strategies to combat discrimination and poverty statewide. Visit MSCenterforJustice.org
The Surfrider Foundation
The Surfrider Foundation is a grassroots non-profit environmental organization that works to protect and preserve the world's oceans, waves, and beaches. The Surfrider Foundation was started in Malibu, California in 1984 by a handful of surfers to protest threats to their local surf break at Malibu Point. The organization continued on for several years as a loose advocacy group until 1991, when the first chapters were founded. At that point the Surfrider Foundation transitioned into a grassroots activist organization. Today the Surfrider Foundation maintains over 50,000 members and 80 chapters worldwide.Read more: The Surfrider Foundation
Alabama Rivers Alliance
The Alabama Rivers Alliance mission is to protect Alabama's rivers through water quality and quantity policy advocacy, grassroots organizing, and the providing of information to citizens in order to achieve clean and healthy watershed ecosystems, healthy people, strong economies, and a functioning democratic system of government in Alabama.Read more: Alabama Rivers Alliance
Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper
The Lower Mississippi RIVERKEEPER® is the first project of its kind for Louisiana and the first on the Mississippi River. They serve to energize current activists to participate in environmental decisions, educate the public and government leaders about environmental challenges and economic opportunities regarding the Mississippi River and how reduced water pollution benefits all of us.Read more: Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper
On Wings Of Care
On Wings of Care is dedicated to promoting the welfare of domestic animals, wildlife and their habitats, and natural and human-dominated ecosystems by helping with searches, rescues, transports, rehabilitation, medical and veterinary treatment, and scientific research.Read more: On Wings Of Care
Asian Americans for Change
Asian Americans for Change (AAC) is a community-based development organization, established in 2007. AAC is a grassroots 501(c)3 non-profit organization who has served the Vietnamese American communities after Hurricane Katrina South Mississippi. Our mission is to strengthen our community though the stewardship of grassroots service projects.Read more: Asian Americans for Change
Mary Queen of Vietnam Community Development Corporation, Inc. (MQVN CDC)
MQVN CDC was established by community leaders in May 2006 to assist Vietnamese-Americans in New Orleans East rebuild their lives and their community after hurricane Katrina.MQVN CDC's mission is to preserve and promote our unique diversity and improving the quality of life of residents in the Greater New Orleans area, beginning in New Orleans East. Together with community partners, our work encompasses health care, environmental and agricultural concerns, education, housing, social services, economic development and culture and the arts. Visit MQVNCDC.org
South Walton Community Council
The South Walton Community Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and enhancing the quality of life and the unique natural environment in South Walton County. Founded in 1995, SWCC is a nonpartisan coalition of several hundred residents, property owners, employees, neighborhoods and business owners working together toward these goals. Through educational programs and other activities, SWCC helps to preserve South Walton's natural assets: Beaches, dunes, coastal dune lakes, floodplains, wetlands, forests and native vegetation. Visit SWCC.org
Founded in 1996, SouthWings is a conservation and public benefit aviation non-profit that provides skilled pilots and aerial education to enhance conservation efforts across the Southeast. Their team and service is unique, combining the knowledge of conservation issues with experienced piloting skills. They enable those they fly to better understand, from an otherwise inaccessible vantage point, the globally significant ecosystems of the Southeast.Read more: Southwings
Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN)
LEAN was founded to help Louisiana citizens change the balance of power and challenge the continued economic and ecological destruction that had become institutionalized in Louisiana. By empowering more than one hundred grassroots, community organizations, and countless individuals, LEAN has already helped in gaining a tremendous foothold in the war to make Louisiana's communities safer, healthier places to live. LEAN's expanded efforts will allow the progress already made to continue.Read more: Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN)
Gulf Islands Conservancy
The Gulf Islands Conservancy , Inc. is dedicated to the preservation and protection of the barrier islands and coastal wetlands of Mississippi. The GIC is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that encourages public use of our marine resources balanced with the need to protect the Gulf Coastís fragile estuarine system. The diverse membership provides a service as a friends group to the Gulf Islands National Seashore through volunteer programs, public education projects, and environmental advocacy efforts.
The Citizens League for Environmental Action Now (CLEAN)
The mission of CLEAN is to inform and educate citizens about environmental abuses so that they will take action to protect their children, future generations and endangered species. Based in Houston, they are working to clean up the air we breathe and improve the overall quality of the environment we all depend on. They offer solutions to improve Houston's air quality that will benefit Houston socially and economically. We encourage the public to speak out on these issues. Visit CLEAN.org
t.e.j.a.s. (Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services)
t.e.j.a.s. (Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services) is a non-profit dedicated to providing community members with the tools necessary to create sustainable, environmentally healthy communities by educating individuals on health concerns and implications arising from environmental pollution, empowering individuals with an understanding of applicable environmental laws and regulations and promoting their enforcement, and offering community building skills and resources for effective community action and greater public participation.Read more: t.e.j.a.s. (Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services)
Turkey Creek Community Initiative
Turkey Creek Community Inititiative's mission is to conserve, restore and utilize the unique cultural, historical and environmental resources of the Turkey Creek community and watershed for education and other socially beneficial purposes.
Recognized in 2001 as one of Mississippi's Ten Most Endangered Historical Places, the Turkey Creek estuary was settled following the Civil War by African-American freedmen whose twenty-first century descendants now find themselves besieged near the geographic and commercial epicenter of Mississippi's second largest and fastest growing city (Gulfport).
Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights
The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights is dedicated to advancing the human rights movement through providing innovative support to courageous human rights defenders around the world. Through long-term partnerships and cutting edge methods, we assist advocates who have won the RFK Human Rights Award. They support investigative journalists and authors who bring light to injustice through the RFK Book and Journalism Awards.They provide human rights education advocacy programs to schools and communities across the continent. Visit RFKCenter.org
Oxfam developed its first relief and recovery effort in the US following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.Today, that effort has evolved into a long-term commitment to increasing community resiliency along the coast and ensuring that residents of the region are well equipped to continue to recovery from those disasters and now the BP oil drilling disaster.Read more: Oxfam America
Boat People SOS
Boat People SOS (BPSOS) is the nation's largest Vietnamese-American 501(c)3 nonprofit organization devoted to Vietnamese-American civic and political activism. It is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia. BPSOS' mission is to "empower, organize, and equip Vietnamese individuals and communities in their pursuit of liberty and dignity." Through their 18 branches in large urban centers such as Orange County, Houston, and Atlanta, and in small communities such as Springfield (MA), Bayou La Batre (AL) and Biloxi (MS), BPSOS provides a web of services to support individuals, families, and communities. For the past 10 years, community outreach has been one of the key areas of investment for BPSOS. Visit BoatPeopleSOS.org
Immaculate Heart Community Development Corporation, Inc.
Based in George County, Benndale Ms,we have been in existence for over 16 years.Our mission is to attempt to moderate the negative impact of isolation and poverty often faced by rural under-served, disadvantaged, low-income populations. We are committed to developing environmentally safe, secure, healthy communities by serving and addressing the immediate and long term needs of low income people living in rural , hard to serve counties. Visit immaculateheartCDC
Save Our Gulf
The Gulf Restoration Network
The Gulf Restoration Network is committed to uniting and empowering people to protect and restore the natural resources of the Gulf Region for future generations. Founded in 1994, the GRN's vision is that the Gulf of Mexico will continue to be a natural, economic, and recreational resource that is central to the culture and heritage of five states and three nations. The people of the region will be stewards of this vital but imperiled treasure, and they will assume the responsibility of returning the Gulf to its previous splendor.Read more: The Gulf Restoration Network
BISCO (Bayou Interfaith Shared Community Organizing) is committed to using faith-based community organizing to empower residents to effect positive change related to typical social justice issues such as poverty, illiteracy and racism, and to Katrina-Rita-Gustav-Ike recovery issues such as environmental health hazards, loss of housing, employment, and infrastructure. Additionally, BISCO's biggest challenge is directed to addressing the massive humanitarian, economic, environmental, cultural and social impacts facing our community and the world as a result of devastating man-made coastal land loss in our area. Visit www.bisco-la.org
Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. they are the largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States.
The Sierra Club's members and supporters are more than 1.3 million of your friends and neighbors. Inspired by nature, they work together to protect their communities and the planet. The Club is America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Visit sierraclub.org
Guardians of the Gulf
Guardians of the Gulf is a community-based, volunteer nonprofit organization with the purpose of maintaining and improving the standards of performance of professionals in Environmental Health in the Gulf of Mexico region. Through training, coalition-building, and organizing one-on-one technical assistance, Guardians of the Gulf works to level the playing field so that people can have a say in the environmental policies and decisions that affect their health and well-being. By organizing one school, one neighborhood, one community at a time, they are making the world cleaner and healthier for all of us. Visit guardiansofthegulf.org
The Louisiana Bucket Brigade
The Louisiana Bucket Brigade is an environmental health and justice organization working with communities that neighbor the state's oil refineries and chemical plants. Their mission is to support communities use of grassroots action to become informed, sustainable neighborhoods free from industrial pollution. Visit labucketbrigade.org
Mobile Baykeeper provides citizens with a means to protect the beauty, health and heritage of the Mobile Bay Watershed and coastal Alabama for the sake of our families and our communities. The health of the Mobile Bay Watershed, the health of our local and regional economies and the future of our coastal communities are intertwined. Our way of life depends on a better future for the Gulf. In the wake of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, waiting for BP and the government to make things right is not an option. Mobile Baykeeper is committed to helping Gulf communities take control of the future with partnerships and projects that help restore our precious natural resources and our local economies. Visit mobilebaykeeper.org
Emerald Coastkeeper, the Northwest Florida chapter of the Waterkeeper Alliance whose mission is to respond to citizen reports of pollution and adverse environmental impacts, followed by reporting permit violations and holding governmental representatives accountable for protecting our watershed. They utilize education and advocacy to increase awareness of water quality issues and use citizen enforcement of the Clean Water Act when necessary.Read more: Emerald Coastkeeper
Southern Mutual Help
Since 1969, Southern Mutual Help has been pioneering new approaches to the seemingly intractable challenges facing rural communities. They have taken a strong stand against the root causes of poverty: racism, sexism and classism. They have evolved from our beginnings in advocacy, documentation and confrontation to implement bold new strategies that forge ties across all segments of our communities. Through changing times, innovation and vision have remained at our core. Visit southernmutualhelp.org
The STEPS Coalition is working to build a democratic movement to create a healthy, just and equitable Mississippi Gulf Coast by developing local leadership, supporting communities to advocate for their needs and by facilitating communication, coordination, and collaboration among our membership. Their vision is that local neighborhoods will be involved in decision-making processes that affect their lives and the future of their communities. Non-profits, faith-based, civic organizations, and all people who share STEPS’ vision work together for a healthy, just and equitable Mississippi Gulf Coast. Visit stepscoalition.org
Galveston BAYKEEPER® is a member of Waterkeeper Alliance, a grassroots advocacy organization of over 177 Waterkeeper programs and growing. The members advocate for water bodies around the world. Galveston BAYKEEPER® is a grassroots, not-for-profit organization working to preserve and enhance Galveston Bay and its tributaries.Read more: Galveston BAYKEEPER
The Clean Water Network of Florida
The Clean Water Network of Florida is a Coalition of more than 300 groups that are committed to full implementation, enforcement and strengthening of the Clean Water Act and other safeguards of our water resources. It includes a variety of organizations representing environmentalists, family farmers, recreational anglers, commercial fishermen, surfers, boaters, faith communities, neighborhood associations, environmental justice advocates, and civic associations. Visit cleanwaternetwork-fl.org
The Apalachicola Riverkeepers monitor the Apalachicola from the upper reaches at the Florida/Georgia line downstream 108 miles, through the middle reaches around Wewahitchka, to the estuary and Bay on the Gulf. From its establishment in 1998 as a conservation advocacy organization, the Apalachicola Bay and River Keeper, Inc. (ABARK) was run by volunteers.Read more: Apalachicola Riverkeepers
Advocates for Environmental Human Rights
Advocates for Environmental Human Rights works to achieve environmental justice by advocating for the human right to a healthy environment, as well as the human rights to life, health, racial equality, and security of one's home. AEHR advocates for a just, sustainable, and anti-racist rebuilding of Gulf Coast communities that respects the right of all residents to voluntarily return to their communities with dignity and justice. Visit ehumanrights.org
Bridge the Gulf
Bridge the Gulf is a storytelling initiative promoting cultural survival, environmental justice and sustainable development in Gulf Coast communities. The project is led by Gulf Coast community activists and supported by filmmakers and new-media artists.Read more: Bridge the Gulf
The Gulf Cafe
The Gulf Cafe is a virtual resturant featuring the finest pretend seafood the Gulf of Mexico has to offer. Dining with them is a fun way to help Gulf Coast residents and the environment recover from the Gulf oil spill. So grab a table and order up some of their fine cookin', knowing that when you pay your tab, 100 percent of your donation will support The Gulf Future Campaign! Try it out here.
H.O.P.E (Helping Other People Everywhere)
The HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) Campaign a project of HOPE Events Inc. an energy conscious 501(c)3 non-profit focused on involving artists and their contributions in campaigns, programs and events to support existing social projects that promote education and peace around the world.Read more: H.O.P.E (Helping Other People Everywhere)
The Center for Health, Environment and Justice
The Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) is the only national environmental organization that was founded and is led by a grassroots leader. It was created out of a commitment and passion to work with communities at risk, to empower local families to take steps to protect their neighborhoods and families from unnecessary chemical threats.Read more: The Center for Health, Environment and Justice
My Gulf Action
My Gulf Action is a project of SmartPower, the nation’s leading non-profit marketers of clean,renewable energy and energy efficiency. MyGulfAction.com is an innovative personal energy use reduction tool that offers Americans away to take concrete, lasting action against the ongoing BP oil spill.Read more: My Gulf Action
The Center for Community Change
The Center for Community Change's mission is to build the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to change the policies and institutions that affect their lives. We work with hundreds of grassroots organizations across the country to create change that speaks to our community values.Read more: The Center for Community Change
Natural Resources Defense Council
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.3 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals.Read more: Natural Resources Defense Council
350.org is an international campaign that's building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis--the solutions that science and justice demand. 350.org aims to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis—to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet.Read more: 350.org
Environmental Support Center
The Environmental Support Center promotes the quality of the natural environment, human health, community sustainability and social justice by building the capacity of environmental justice groups and their allies.Read more: Environmental Support Center
Made up of nearly 200 local Waterkeeper organizations—employing more than 400 full-time and 200 part-time environmental activists, educators, scientists and attorneys— Waterkeeper Alliance keeps Waterkeepers connected, provides them with legal, scientific and communications support, and unites their voices as they take on major global water issues together.Read more: Waterkeeper Alliance
Gulf Coast Fund
The Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health has worked hand-in-hand with Gulf Coast communities for the past five years. Recognizing the scope and scale of this disaster, GCF is taking action to address the situation and work directly with community leaders and frontline responders. They are providing emergency grants to organizations engaged in community-led responses in the areas most in need. Read more: Gulf Coast Fund