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#allofus: pledge to support primary election challengers against any Democrats who won’t do everything in their power to resist Trump.

#Health4All: The California Endowment’s #Health4All campaign highlights the important contributions of undocumented Californians to our state’s communities and economy, while raising awareness of their lack of access to affordable health care coverage. 

#WTF: Our goal is to aggregate our voices and money around the issues that we want to top our government’s agenda. 

11:11 A Collective Creative: To provide a collaborative and educational multidisciplinary environment for artists and the public. We support collaboration between artists and their community and facilitate the creation of art in areas where there is little to no access to the arts.

100 Hours: is a public engagement effort by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) to explore and discuss real solutions for our worst traffic hot spots in the Los Angeles area.

100 Resilient Cities: Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.

2016-2017 MAYNE | NOW INSTITUTE: education based out of UCLA Architecture and Urban Design (A.UD) that advances experimentation and cross-discipline collaboration among professors, students, and industry partners to expand the boundaries of architectural practice. 

350: Climate-focused campaigns, projects and actions.

5050 en 2020: We are committed to using the power of numbers to raise awareness, increase the visibility of these issues and fuel the workshops that we will be leading to produce ideas, solutions, and opportunities.

70 Million Jobs: Provides jobs to the unfortunate who have criminal records.


A's

A Better World: is a Social Enterprise. We make "Uplifting Games and Apps to Brighten the World."

AAAS: is an international non-profit organization dedicated to dedicating to advancing science for the benefit all people.

Abundant Housing LA: is committed to advocating for more housing. We want lower rents and a more sustainable and prosperous region.

ActBlue: Donates to the Democratic Party with flexible and free fundraising tools.

Action Group Network: dedicated to moving the country forward through grassroots protest.

ACUTEART: is the world’s first Virtual Reality arts platform, a gallery without walls that lets you experience the cutting edge of interactive art anywhere in the world.

Addressing Homelessness: Mayor Eric Garsetti devised three Pillars for a City homelessness strategy.

AEA Consulting: is a global firm setting the standard in strategy and planning for the cultural and creative industries.

AECOM: We are a global network of experts working with clients, communities and colleagues to develop and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most complex challenges.

AEI Program on American Citizenship: is a new initiative focused on the fundamental principles and challenges of American self-government.

Align: serves as an independent and specialized impact advisor to families, foundations and their financial advisors to help define their most important values and desired social outcomes.

Alta Online: The Journal of Alta California combines William R. Hearst III’s passions for publishing and the arts into a new publication that is a paean to California. Alta is a vibrant print and online magazine that also will hold a series of events bringing together the best thinkers on California and current issues.

America Heard: is a web series of short documentary films being created by filmmakers across the nation in the wake of the 2016 election.

American Meteorological Society (AMS): is the nation’s premier scientific and professional organization promoting and disseminating information about the atmospheric, oceanic, hydrologic sciences.

Americans for the Arts Action Fund: is at the forefront of advancing the arts in America

Amplifier: Crowd created posters to create community change.

Art for Justice Fund: connect the generosity of collectors with the creativity of artists and the ingenuity of advocates to help solve the crisis of mass incarceration

ArTIVISM: When one pushes for change, socially, politically, or environmentally, by utilizing their creative ability.

ArtPlace America (ArtPlace): is a collaboration among a number of foundations, federal agencies, and financial institutions that works to position arts and culture as a core sector of comprehensive community planning and development in order to help strengthen the social, physical, and economic fabric of communities.

Arts Datathon: will bring together local arts agencies with artists, arts administrators, educators, students, community advocates, researchers, and professionals in culture, museums and urban planning to address the question of improving access to the arts.

Arts for Incarcerated Youth: is an interdisciplinary collaborative that provides exceptional arts programming in order to build resiliency and wellness, eliminate recidivism, and transform the juvenile justice system. 

Arsalyn: promoting youth civic and political engagement

Athena: Join us for a dynamic day-long summit at USC Marshall celebrating women business leaders and their entrepreneurial journeys.

Axiom Strategies: political campaign strategists.


B's

Barbara Boxer PAC: A non-profit that helps fund democratic motions in office.

Bay Area Mural Program: is a non-profit organization that manages and facilitates the creation of public and private art murals.

BBAR: improve the quality of life for children and adults who reside east of the Anacostia River.

Beyond the Bell: Our role and responsibility is to grow, enhance and strengthen our present programs and to reach out to the greater Los Angeles community to build partnerships before and after school.

Beautify Earth - Civic LoveCivic Love is a new way to “get involved.” It is based on taking action, and working together to help you achieve your ideas for your neighborhood.

The Bigger Picture: inspires young people to change the conversation about Type 2 diabetes by exposing the environmental and social conditions that lead to its spread.

Blockchain: using new technology to build a radically better financial system.

Bloomberg Philanthropies: Helping U.S. Cities Innovate, SolveProblems, and working together helping U.S. Innovate.

theBoardlist: is a curated talent marketplace for business leaders to recommend, discover and connect highly qualified women across industries with private and public board opportunities at scale.

bridge the divide: Young people engaging in political conversation beyond party lines.

Brilliant Ideas: Full access to today's world of art.

Broads Circle: opportunities for exceptional women.

Build: is dedicated to proving the power of experiential learning through entrepreneurship, and igniting the potential of youth in under-resourced communities.

BuildCoin: The World's First and Only Digital Currency Built Specifically for the Construction Industry.


C's

C40 Cities: is a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change. C40 supports cities to collaborate effectively, share knowledge and drive meaningful, measurable and sustainable action on climate change.

CalCareers: The State of California offers a wide variety of careers and jobs, ranging from accounting to zoology.

California Arts Council: Strategic Plan is crafted to further the CAC’s mission of advancing California through the arts and creativity.

California Chaparral Institute: Your best source of accurate information about native shrubland communities and California's most extensive ecosystem...

California Endowment: Take Action Comics is proud to have worked with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on a new comic book to highlight the Academies’ recent report, Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity

California Strategic Growth Council: Transforming Dis-Advantaged Communities in Southern California.

California Water Fix: securing state water supplies.

California YIMBY: YIMBY stands for yes in my backyard. California YIMBY is a grassroots movement that works to make our state affordable and accessible for everyone.

Calmatters: is a nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s state Capitol works and why it matters.

Capital & Main: is an award-winning online publication that reports from California on the most pressing economic, environmental and social issues of our time.

Catchafire: connects you with passionate, pro bono professionals looking to donate their skills through 1-hour phone calls and/or fully fledged projects.

Center for Active Design - Assembly: Civic Design Guidelines: The Center for Active Design is thrilled to announce the release of the Assembly: Civic Design Guidelines, a groundbreaking playbook for creating well-designed and well-maintained public spaces as a force for building trust and healing divisions in local communities.

Center for Architecture - Social Housing – New European Projects: Across Europe, a new generation of architecture practices are transforming affordable housing. Responding to continued need, changing clients, and new funding methods, architects are once again addressing how homes can be delivered at scale while piloting new methods to achieve high standards of design.

Center For American Progress: is an independent nonpartisan policy institute that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action.

Center for Biological Diversity: A Scientific Journal on the Reproduction and the carbon legacies of individuals.

Center for Community Change Action: The mission of the Center for Community Change Action is to build the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to change their communities and public policies for the better.

Center for Public Impact: has worked with leading practitioners and academics from around the world to develop a framework that sets out how government can improve the results it achieves for citizens.

Center for the Study of Political Graphics: archive of political and propaganda art.

Center For Urban Innovation: The Aspen Institute is a nonpartisan forum for values-based leadership and the exchange of ideas.

Charity Water: is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries.

Charitybuzz: is the place to find extraordinary experiences and luxuries to benefit remarkable charities making an impact.

Chicago Foundation for Women: Increase women's economic security by 100%.

Children of Semina: Female artist collective dedicated to women's rights and politically driven art.

Children's Action Network (CAN): uses the power of the entertainment community to increase awareness about children’s issues and to make them a top priority in everyday life.

thechisel.com: works with with experts from nonpartisan organizations and bipartisan coalitions on public policy-making.

Cities For Citizenship: is a major national initiative aimed at increasing citizenship among eligible U.S. permanent residents and encouraging cities across the country to invest in citizenship programs.

Citiscope: spurs innovations to help cities work better for all people through the power of independent journalism.

City of Chicago: Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) have designated 2017 the "Year of Public Art" 

CityGrows: In CityGrows, everything revolves around processes and process templates. A process can be any activity that happens inside of government, or between constituents and their government.

City Project: The Healthy Living in the Parklands Initiative gets people active and healthy through parks, schools, museums, and health centers.

City XChange: A foundation dedicated to educating startups on the complexities of urban/civic laws and regulations.

CivicConnectprovides a suite of applications that leverage Augmented Reality (AR) and the latest mobile technologies to deliver a compelling user experience.

CIVICUS: CIVICUS is a global alliance of civil society organisations and activists dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society throughout the world.

Civi

Civic University: The CU provides an educational program targeted to a particular audience that leads to a non-credit certificate in local government issued by the University’s PaGE program (College of Professional and Global Education).

Classy: Classy is the world’s fastest growing fundraising platform for social impact organizations. 

Climate Action Planning: C40's Climate Action Planning Resource Centre brings together a wide range of resources and tools to support city climate planners in the process of delivering action consistent with the objectives of the Paris Agreement. New resources and tools will be added as they become available.

Climate Change Solutions Fund: established by President Drew Gilpin Faust in 2014 supports research and policy initiatives intended to reduce the risks of climate change.

Climate Heroes: is a non-profit multimedia project and educational essay for the public, which gathers worldwide stories of men and women, citizens, scientists, media, politicians and entrepreneurs who have started acting to elevate consciousness about, mitigate, or understand Climate Change.

Coindesk: tech economy currency.

Common Ground Center: Hosts a women's weekend.

Community Arts Resources: We are a diverse collective of creatively minded planners and producers engaged in the changing dynamics of the urban environment. Based in Los Angeles.

Connect4Climate:Sustainable Environment Goals.

Coro: is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization focused on cultivating the next generation of diverse leaders through hands-on, collaborative, cross-sectoral learning.

Creative Nation: is the connection between the country’s top creative, technology, design and communication talent.

Creative Time:We are committed to presenting important art for our times and engaging broad audiences that transcend geographic, racial, and socioeconomic barriers.

CREDO action: organizes for progressive change. We mobilize our 5 million activists to speak out and pressure decision-makers from the local to the national level.

Crosstown Air: Los Angeles consistently ranks among the cities with the worst air pollution. But how does the air quality vary from neighborhood to neighborhood? We examined the air quality of 251 neighborhoods, cities and towns across LA county hour by hour for almost an entire year.

Crosstown Traffic: Decoding The Signals On The Freeways Of Los Angeles.

Crowdpac: wants to fight the power of Big Money in politics by helping small dollar donors engage in the political process.


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Dallas Heroes Project: celebrates local heroes, educating citizens on critical issues facing the city, and enables citizens to take social action to make a positive impact in the city of Dallas.

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: the only political committee in the country whose principal mission is to support Democratic House candidates every step of the way to victory.

Department of Cultural Affairs: The official website of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Detroit Future City: is a nonprofit organization that plays a crucial role in Detroit as an independent think tank, policy advocate and innovation engine focused on the future of the city.

Digital Environment Legislative Handbook: A Curated List of Environmental Laws That Both Protect The Environment and Support Economic and Job Growth.

Digital transformation Exchange: first in the nation partnership to accelerate adoption of new technologies and digital government platforms.

Do Good Bus: Do Good Bus promises altruistic adventurism by bringing people together to help local causes in a fun and social environment. During each mystery event, Do Good Bus strives to create awareness for local causes, create community amongst volunteers and prove the power of working together to make a difference.

Do Good LA: Do Good LA is the go-to resource for those interested in knowing about or supporting social entrepreneurism in Los Angeles and Southern California. It is an online directory, a community, and a facilitator. Look at it as the traffic director that leads you to your next avenue or destination.

DoSomething.org: Explore CampaignsFind ways to take action both online and off.

Dress for Success: is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.


E's

Earth Genome: is an environmental data analytics organization that can provide you with those insights — with pinpoint relevance to your planning and bottom line.

Ellevate: believes in the positive impact of women in business and encourages investment.

Elsevier: A Scientific journal on Urbanization and the reach of urban water infrastructure.

Emerald Cities Collaborative: education and career pathways for economically disadvantaged youth.

Emerge California: is the premier training program for Democratic women. They inspire women to run, they hone their skills to win.

Emily's List: elect pro-choice democratic women to office.

Empower LA - Civic Youth: Civic Youth Leadership Academy is a program designed to educate, engage, and empower young people to take active roles in your communities and speak up on issues that matter to you.

Empower LA - Youth Seats: Become a Neighborhood Council Youth Representative. Some Neighborhood Councils do not have Youth Representative seats, but allow those under the age of 18 to run for any Board position – in this case, take a look at the election website and see if there is a good seat for you!

Empowerment Congress: is a dynamic partnership among neighborhood groups, residents, nonprofit organizations, businesses, religious institutions, and community leaders within the diverse communities of Los Angeles County’s Second Supervisorial District.

Engine: supports the growth of technology entrepreneurship through economic research, policy analysis, and advocacy on local and national issues. 

Enso: builds mission-driven brands and Shared Mission℠ initiatives

with fearless creativity.

ERA Coalition: The equal rights amendment.

Every Citizen Counts: Tell the supreme court every citizen counts.


F's

Facing History and Ourselves: Los Angeles office provides professional development and resources to more than 6,338 area educators; reaching 439,900 students in 1,115 public, religious, and independent schools throughout Southern California.

Family Values Work: Labor project for working families.

Female Founder: a small collective of women partners from VC firms. We know women can build amazing, world-changing companies. We believe in the power of a virtuous cycle of women helping women.

Feminist Majority Foundation: Equality Around the world. 

flowproject.la: is a curated resource guide to connecting partnerships, place-making & programs that cultivate and sustain beautiful, healthy civic environments founded by Cynthia Hirschhorn.

For Freedoms: For Freedoms is a platform for greater participation in the arts and in civil society. We produce exhibitions, installations, public programs, and billboard campaigns to advocate for inclusive civic participation.

FosterMore: highlights the amazing potential of youth in the foster care system and encourages all of us to play a part in ensuring that they receive the support and guidance they need to thrive.

Fourth Regional Plan: Goal is to make New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan are; healthier and more affordable place to live and work.

Future of Cities LA: Designed to create a conversation about how to empower those who will put Los Angeles on the world stage.

Future\Perfect Ventures: invest early, working closely with founding teams and our network to help build the next generation of impactful technology companies.  Here are the stories of some of our entrepreneurs.


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Game Changer: voter engagement.

Gathering For Justice: eliminate the racial inequities in the criminal justice system.

Geena Davis Institute: eliminating unconditional bias, highlighting gender balance, challenging stereotypes, creating role models and scripting a wide variety of strong female characters in entertainment and media that targets and influences children ages 11 and under.

Gehl Institute: recorded pedestrian data changing the way cities operate.

Gen H: Inviting entrepreneurs and innovators to help advance the healthiest generation

Generosity Network: These networks are facilitated by technological connections like Facebook and the Internet itself, but ultimately they are social, intellectual, and spiritual constructs. 

in human history.

Get Lit: Words Ignite brings classic poetry to the streets and street poetry into the classrooms. By engaging youth in great works of literature, in-school and beyond, teens engage in their own futures and unearth their potential.

GitHub: Support your workflow with lightweight tools and features. Then work how you work best—we'll follow your lead.

GKFF’s arts initiatives: Foundation’s investments in Tulsa’s Arts District and Greenwood neighborhood create an environment where artists can flourish.

Glam up the Midterms: Adding excitement to midterm elections.

Global Cities: sharing a belief in the importance of culture.

Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy: is an international alliance of cities and local governments with a shared long-term vision of promoting and supporting voluntary action to combat climate change and move to a low emission, resilient society.

Global Cultural Districts Network: (GCDN) is a federation of global centers of arts and culture that fosters cooperation and knowledge-sharing among those responsible for conceiving, funding, building, and operating cultural districts and/or clusters with a significant cultural element.

Global Platform For Sustainable Cities: e Global Platform for Sustainable Cities (GPSC) brings together all participating cities and a wide range of entities that are working on urban sustainability issues.

Global Sisterhood: Join women around the world gathering in circles.

Global Women's Innovation Network: whether in the private or public sectors – need to find innovative ways to respond to those challenges to be able to successfully compete in today’s global economy.

Good Ways, Inc.: a consulting firm that helps nonprofit organizations raise money, awareness, and support using digital tools and good old-fashioned strategy. 

Govern for CaliforniaWe Back Exceptional Candidates for the California Legislature.

Governors Association (DGA): is an independent voluntary political organization organized to support Democratic governors and candidates across the nation.

Grads For Life: Grads of Life helps employers nationwide fulfill their talent needs and build talent pipelines for Opportunity Youth – young people 16-24 who are motivated and driven and have yet to obtain a college credential.

Green Wish: is a grassroots, non-profit organization that funds local, green organizations through customers’ small donations at local retailers. Put simply: We’re a charity that helps fund the green projects in your neighborhood!


H's

H2O Radio: Award-Winning Reporting about the World's Most Vital Resource.

Harvard City Leadership Initiative: Democratic Governance and Innovation.

Healthways: State of American Well-Being.

High Line Network: is a group of infrastructure reuse projects—and the people who are helping them come to life.

HRC: Learn more about Hillary's Vision for America.

HuffPost: A democratic news syndicate with a section dedicated to Women's Issues.

Human Rights Foundation (HRF): is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that promotes and protects human rights globally, with a focus on closed societies.


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icitizen: The easy and powerful solution for creating meaningful change in your community. Anywhere, anytime.

iCivics: lesson plans for educators on civic engagement.

Ignite: a movement of young women who are ready and eager to become the next generation of political leaders.

Imagination.org: mission is to find, foster and fund creativity and entrepreneurship in children around the world to raise a new generation of innovators and problem solvers who have the tools they need to build the world they imagine.

Imagine LA: is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to mobilizing the community to end the cycle of family homelessness and poverty.

Indivisible 435: Supporting grass roots initiatives and protests against the Trump Agenda.

Institute For Global FuturesMapping the Future: is a powerful interactive planning and real-time design process that gives leaders a strategic window on their business today and in the future.

Institute for Local Self-Reliance: exploring how cities are restricting chain stores in order to give local startups and independent businesses a chance.

Into Action: is a large scale pop-up art exhibition, cultural gathering and community organizing action hub in Los Angeles featuring hundreds of inspiring works of art.

Invest Outside: is seeking to impact one million lives by raising new funding to increase the capacity of programs that renew, empower, or enrich the lives of Americans

It's Time Network: Career networking for women.


J's

Just City Lab: The Just City Lab investigates the definition of urban justice and the just city and examines how design and planning contribute to the conditions of justice and injustice in cities, neighborhoods and the public realm.


K's

Kanban: An organizing method found on airtable.

kick like a girl: was conceived in 2011 when shopping for functional, cute and most importantly, empowering soccer specific clothing for her 3 daughters

Kilograph: is a creative studio specializing in visual solutions for the build environment.

KODE WITH KLOSSY: empowers girls to learn to code and become leaders in tech.

Kumu: Kumu is a powerful data visualization platform that helps you organize complex information into interactive relationship maps.


L's

L.A. Arts Resources: A voice for the arts in greater Los Angeles.

L.A. Coalition: administers a $4.1 million grants program that funds more than 350 nonprofit arts organizations annually.

LA County Quality of Life Index: The cost of living to the relations between people of different races, ethnicities and religions.

L.A. Women's Collective: Dedicated towards placing women in government offices.

LA2050is a community-guided initiative driving and tracking progress toward a shared vision for the future of Los Angeles.

LA2050 Connect Entries: engage and interact with other Angelenos and are empowered to contribute meaningfully in civic processes.

LA84 Foundation helping fund the efforts to get the Olympics back in Los Angeles.

LAFD Girls Camp: Girls aged 14 to 18 can experience a two-day weekend program and learn from L.A.'s bravest female firefighters and cadets.

LAPD Cadet Program: The purpose of the LAPD Cadet Program is to help instill discipline, leadership, academic excellence and life-skills in all youth participants. The LAPD Cadet Program also seeks to empower students to maximize their personal, scholastic and their life potential. 

LAANE: (Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy) is a nationally recognized leading advocacy organization dedicated to building a new economy for all.

Leaders & Daughters: Letters to Daughters Movement.

Live: LA2050: In 2050, Los Angeles will have the nation’s lowest obesity rates and every neighborhood will have access to healthy, affordable food. Every family will be able to afford quality health care and housing. And no families will face environmental health hazards because of where they live or how much money they make.

Living Economy Advisors: providing resilient economic strategies to benefit the environment and create sustainable business models.

Lokal Travel: Lokal is a marketplace for booking local, sustainable adventures around the world. We carefully select each experience on our site to make sure it provides an amazing travel experience and benefits back to the local community.

Los Angeles Almanac: Explore L.A. County and all it has to offer.

Los Angeles Business Council (LABC): is renowned for its effective advocacy and educational programs throughout the region, and is a vital representative of business leaders from all industry sectors.

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.: Our region’s collaborative effort to define priorities that will lead to creation of well-paying jobs, and help our key industries and workforce navigate the challenging transition to an Information Age economy.

Los Angeles County of Arts Commission: The Los Angeles County Arts Commission fosters excellence, diversity, vitality, understanding and accessibility of the arts in Los Angeles County.


M's

MADWORKSHOP: has collaborated with the University of Southern California School of Architecture (USC) to establish the Homeless Studio.

Magenta is a Google Brain project to ask and answer the questions, “Can we use machine learning to create compelling art and music?

Make America Smart Again: Education is a lifelong commitment and improving our country should be a goal for every American.

March for Science: Legislative decisions must be informed by both constituent needs and evidence-based fact.

market Mogul: A media syndicate dedicated to global affairs, markets, politics, companies, and cryptocurrencies.

Marshall Project: is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system.

Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs: On March 21, Mayor Eric Garcetti will partner with immigration advocates, law enforcement, and faith and community leaders to launch the Cities’ Day of Immigration Action.

Mayor's Youth Council: Apply to join Los Angeles' Mayor's Youth Council.

Media Matters for America: is a Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.

Melanie Walker: is the former director of the President's Delivery Unit and senior advisor to President Jim Yong Kim at the World Bank Group.

Mightycause: This is the online fundraising software for empowering nonprofits, people, and the causes they believe in.

Mikva: Civic Education Program.

Mind Makers: Teaching women how to make reprogrammable technology.

Mission Blue: Uniting a global coalition to inspire an upwelling of public awareness, access and support for a worldwide network of marine protected areas – .Hope Spots.

MixR: is the community engagement engine for women-driven networks.

MobilizeAmerica: is a platform that connects individuals, grassroots groups, and national progressive organizations with the most impactful volunteer-led electoral actions to elect Democrats.

Moms Rising: Where moms and people who love them go to change our world.

Move Forward: An intensive dance, basketball, rap program for teenagers with tough backgrounds.

MPavilion: is a new civic space, a cultural laboratory in which to experiment and experience, an event hub and a meeting place.

Mujeres de la Tierra: an avant-garde environmental non-profit focused on healing la Madre Tierra and re-defining the traditional “green” dialogue in Los Angeles, California. 

My LA 311: Create A Service Request to City Hall.


N's

Nasa Climate Change: Climate Kids website brings the exciting science of climate change and sustainability to life, providing clear explanations for the big questions in climate science.

National Action Civics Collaborative (NACC): to create a world that invites young people to take collective action inside and outside the classroom–transforming their schools, neighborhoods and cities.

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation: organizing black participation in government policies that directly effect life and progress.

National Democratic Redistricting Committee:The most important turning point for the future of the Democratic Party.

National Education Association:helps bring vital programs of arts and culture to every corner of this nation.

National Endowment for the Arts: is the independent federal agency whose funding and support American in the arts.

National Federation of Republican Women: empowers women from all backgrounds in the political process and provides a forum for women to serve as leaders in the political, government, and civic arenas.

National Women's Political Caucus: a multi-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the political process. NWPC recruits, trains and supports pro-choice women candidates for elected and appointed offices at all levels of government.

Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group: NPAG was founded in 2002 to bring the rapidly evolving social sector a more current, more strategic, and less transactional approach to executive search and talent consulting. 

Native Americans in Philanthropy: Indigenous Women's Rise: Women's march on Washington.

Neighborly: Invest in the places you live, work and play.

New American Economy: Economic Contributions of Immigrants in Los Angeles County.

New California: “New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new States shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State.

New Cities Foundation: Dedicated to making healthy cities.

New York Live Arts: is a center of diverse artists devoted to body-based investigation that transcends barriers between and within communities led by world-renowned artist Bill T. Jones.

Next 10: Looking for an online tool to educate your community about budget priorities? License the Budget Challenge for your municipality or nonprofit!

Next City: is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire social, economic and environmental change in cities through journalism and events.

NLC State of the Cities: The National League of Cities is a resource and advocate for the nation's cities and their leaders.

Now and There: is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating impactful public art projects in Greater Boston.


O's

Oakland Sisterhood: Women hold every top leadership job in the city’s bureaucracy. Plus, Libby Schaaf’s mayoral staff has six women in senior roles.

Onward Together: is dedicated to advancing the vision that earned nearly 66 million votes in the last election.

Openbox: is a design and innovation studio

Opportunity Fund: lend more than $2 million every month and help people save over $1 million each year.

Organizing for Action: Find your team and join ordinary folks who are doing extraordinary things to fight for what's right.

Our LA2040: As we look to the future, our changing population and changing environment are calling for a new roadmap toward an economically prosperous and sustainable Los Angeles.

OxFam: To end the inequality crisis, we must build an economy for ordinary working people, not the rich and powerful.


P's

Pacific Palisades Democratic Club: The democratic voice for Pacific Palisades.

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.

Pars Equality Center: dedicated to helping all members of the Iranian-American community and other Persian-speaking countries realize their full potential as informed, self-reliant, and responsible members of American society.

People for Parks Los Angeles: To create access to safe and vibrant play spaces in underserved Los Angeles neighborhoods by (1) unlocking schoolyards on weekends to create Community School Parks (CSP), (2) empowering communities, and (3) advancing innovative local joint-use policies.  

Pew Research Center: Civic engagement on the internet.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust:  has helped to transform a downtrodden section of Downtown into a world-class Cultural District that stands as a national model of urban revitalization through the arts.

Planned Parenthood: Care. No matter what.

Planning Report: has been the preeminent trade publication where the region's leaders engage in substantive debate about urban planning, growth, design, and public infrastructure investment.

Police Academy Magnet School Program: The Los Angeles Police Academy Magnet School Program offers a rigorous, police officer-led high school curriculum developed for young men and women expressing an interest in a career in law enforcement. The program provides a better understanding of law enforcement for students no matter what career path they eventually follow, and also provides a high quality recruiting resource for the Los Angeles Police Department.

Police Orientation & Preparation Program: POPP is a two-year Associate’s Degree program supported by the Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and the Los Angeles Community College District.

Presidential Public Service Fellowship: Supports a broad range of summer-long opportunities that serve the common good.

Priorities USA: voter-centric progressive advocacy organization.

ProCon.org:, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit nonpartisan public charity, provides professionally-researched pro, con, and related information on more than 50 controversial issues.

Project Include: is an open community working toward providing meaningful diversity and inclusion solutions for tech companies.

projectarttransforms public libraries into vital cultural hubs through artist residencies where contemporary visual artists teach free, after-school art classes to underserved youths, while developing new artwork in the library.

PSA Supply Co.: PSA is public service apparel, a new platform for ideas, inspiration, and action — brought to you by Upworthy and GOOD. 

Public Banking: Make affordable loans to small businesses, farmers, government entities, and students.

Public Citizen: serves as the people’s voice in the nation’s capital.

Public Works: Los Angeles River Master Plan.


R's

Random Acts of Kindness Foundation: lead a kindness project or form a kindness club.

Reboot Your Career: Education for women wanting to get back to work or change their career.

Rebuild By Design: reimagining the way communities find solutions for today’s large-scale, complex problems.

Refinery 29: modern woman's destination to discover and refine their personal style.

Reinventing Cities: A global competition for innovative carbon-free and resilient urban projects.

Report for America: The initiative deploys outstanding emerging journalists into newsrooms around the country to report on under-covered topics and communities. An initiative of the nonprofit media organization The GroundTruth Project, it is structured to harness the skill and idealism of an emerging group of journalists plus the creative spirit of local news organizations.

Resistance Media Collective: brings together media professionals who want to use their expertise in video, photography, graphics, animation, music, social media and more, to amplify the efforts of resistance groups across the country.

Resistance Media Collective: brings together media professionals who want to use their expertise in video, photography, graphics, animation, music, social media and more, to amplify the efforts of resistance groups across the country.

REVOLUTION LA: REVOLUTION LA is a volunteer-led grassroots organization founded in 2014. Our mission is to transform the City of Los Angeles’ political and economic framework through grassroots organizing and progressive legislative advocacy. 

Rise: Rise is a national civil rights nonprofit that help people pen their own civil rights into existence. Rise drafted and passed the Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights unanimously through Congress, a feat only 21 bills in modern U.S. history have done.

Rise Stronger: builds a dynamic, strategic movement of politically engaged communities that demand a responsible and accountable government which serves the interests of the people.

Room to Read: seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.

Route Fifty - Public Safety, Disrupted: As new technologies continue to emerge, public safety leaders are finding new solutions and methods for some of our oldest problems. On June 14 we explored how first responders and emergency managers are harnessing the latest technology to speed response times, increase intelligence, and better prepare us for the next disaster. We also looked at new dynamics, from the growing cybersecurity threat to the privacy and ethics questions that we must address along with new technology.

Run For Something: Helping progressives under 35 run for office.

Running Start: supports the young women who will shape tomorrow’s world by providing opportunities for training and experience to create the skills and confidence they need to become the political leaders of tomorrow.


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San Francisco Kindergarten to College (K2C) Program: The San Francisco Kindergarten to College (K2C) Program is a college savings program by the City and County of San Francisco in partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). A K2C college savings account is automatically opened for each SFUSD student entering kindergarten, or a participating program year. The City and County of San Francisco starts each account with $50, and families have the opportunity to earn additional incentives.

Sarah Cooper: is a writer, comedian, and creator of TheCooperReview.com. Her first book, “100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings,” is out now. Get it here.

Science Tokenhub: believes blockchain-related business must have solid operational underpinnings to survive and thrive, and we are perhaps the best in the world at providing this guidance to emerging businesses while reducing or eliminating the common causes of startup failure.

Self Help Graphics:  inspires the creation and promotion of new works by chicano and latino artists through experimental and innovative printmaking techniques and other visual art forms.

Shanghai Project: has been an experiment, a laboratory for testing the boundaries of existing assumptions, and for considering how ideas might expand beyond the confines of individual silos of knowledge.

Sheriff's Youth Foundation: provides food and shelter; teaches and gives guidance in school studies, life skills, sports, computer skills and the arts; creates activities; and counsel and mentor youth.

She Should Run: provides an approachable starting place and network for women leaders considering a future run for office and for those who support them.

Shriver media: is a for-benefit media enterprise that produces original digital content, live events,  books, documentaries and films.

Sidewalk Labs: is reimagining cities to improve quality of life.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation: advances innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. 

Snopes: web site was founded by David Mikkelson, a project begun in 1994 as an expression of his interest in researching urban legends that has since grown into the oldest and largest fact-checking site on the Internet.

Southern Poverty Law Center: Track hate groups on a U.S. map.

Spark Actions: highlights daily the most important issues and why they matter and tells you how to take simple actions with impact.

Sparkassen: are a group of savings banks born of the need to invest in the country, German society, and they maintain close ties to local communities.

spark: is a philanthropic network of young professionals who invest to improve the lives of women around the world.

Spring Role: We seek to live in a world where the information that we read online is trustable.

SPURbrings people together from across the political spectrum to develop solutions to the big problems our cities face. 

Stand for the Arts: champion public support for the arts.

Stand Indivisible: fuel a progressive grassroots network of local groups to resist the Trump Agenda.

Statista: a chart where renters get the most and least amount of space globally.

Stella Artois: Watch what happens in our experiment when people learn they don’t have instant access to water, a fundamental need.

Stories from the Frontlines: Advocating for Homeless Housing. John and Marilyn Wells Family Foundation.

Studio Ludo: Connecting the Dots between data, health and design.

Super School Project: endeavor to remake America’s high schools for today. 

Sustainable City pLAn: is a roadmap for a Los Angeles that is environmentally healthy, economically prosperous, and equitable in opportunity for all – now and over the next 20 years.

Swing Left: Encouraging the politically informed to vote democratic.


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Tatcha: each full-size skincare purchase funds a day of school in partnership with Room to Read.

The Bigger Picture: inspires young people to change the conversation about Type 2 diabetes by exposing the environmental and social conditions that lead to its spread.

theBoardlist: is a curated talent marketplace for business leaders to recommend, discover and connect highly qualified women across industries with private and public board opportunities at scale.

The California Endowment: Take Action Comics is proud to have worked with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on a new comic book to highlight the Academies’ recent report, Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity

The Center For Urban Innovation: The Aspen Institute is a nonpartisan forum for values-based leadership and the exchange of ideas.

thechisel.com: works with with experts from nonpartisan organizations and bipartisan coalitions on public policy-making.

The City Project: The Healthy Living in the Parklands Initiative gets people active and healthy through parks, schools, museums, and health centers.

The Dallas Heroes Project: celebrates local heroes, educating citizens on critical issues facing the city, and enables citizens to take social action to make a positive impact in the city of Dallas.

the Earth Genome: is an environmental data analytics organization that can provide you with those insights — with pinpoint relevance to your planning and bottom line.

The Feast:  Every month, we host dinners bringing incredible humans together to share a meal over meaningful questions and topics. 

The Fourth Regional Plan: Goal is to make New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan are; healthier and more affordable place to live and work.

The Gathering For Justice: eliminate the racial inequities in the criminal justice system.

The Generosity Network: These networks are facilitated by technological connections like Facebook and the Internet itself, but ultimately they are social, intellectual, and spiritual constructs. 

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy: is an international alliance of cities and local governments with a shared long-term vision of promoting and supporting voluntary action to combat climate change and move to a low emission, resilient society.

The High Line Network: is a group of infrastructure reuse projects—and the people who are helping them come to life.

The Los Angeles Business Council (LABC): is renowned for its effective advocacy and educational programs throughout the region, and is a vital representative of business leaders from all industry sectors.

The Marshall Project: is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system.

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation: organizing black participation in government policies that directly effect life and progress.

The Planning Report: has been the preeminent trade publication where the region's leaders engage in substantive debate about urban planning, growth, design, and public infrastructure investment.

The Shanghai Project: has been an experiment, a laboratory for testing the boundaries of existing assumptions, and for considering how ideas might expand beyond the confines of individual silos of knowledge.

The Super School Project: endeavor to remake America’s high schools for today. 

The Sustainable City pLAn: is a roadmap for a Los Angeles that is environmentally healthy, economically prosperous, and equitable in opportunity for all – now and over the next 20 years.

The Trust for Public Land: From helping raise funds for conservation; to protecting and restoring natural spaces; to collaborating with communities to plan, design, and create parks, playgrounds, gardens, and trails; we work with communities to ensure that development happens for them, and not to them.

The Trust for Public Land - ParkServe: The Trust for Public Land is leading a national campaign to ensure that every person in America has access to a quality park within a 10-minute walk of home. The ParkServe® platform measures and analyzes current access to parks in cities, towns, and communities nationwide.

The United Slate: support a slate of candidates for the 2018 California elections.

The United State of Women: empowering women to take a political stand for their rights.

The Voters’ Right to Know: project has a simple goal: make the money that influences our elections and laws transparent to voters.

The Women's Code: Provides organizations with the training, tools, and expertise to create and maintain a balanced, equal and inclusive work environment that fosters engagement, and encourages each team member through strength based leadership.

The Women's Collective: meets the needs of low income women, girls and families living with/or at risk for HIV/AIDS and other STDs.

The World Economic Forum; committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.

Third Way: has created an entirely new policy discussion around advanced nuclear technology.

Three Squares Inc.: Environmental consulting.

Time's Up: The clock has run out on sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace. It's time to do something about it.

Tree People; Los Angeles Urban Cooling Collaborative: is a multi-disciplinary, national partnership of universities, nonprofit organizations, community groups and government agencies focused on designing data-driven, dynamic, inclusive strategies for cooling urban areas using trees, vegetation and reflective surfaces.


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UCLA Blue Print: Designs for a new California.

UCLA Extension Impact Investing: Strategic Growth Using Triple Bottom Line Principles for a Sustainable World.

UCLA Optimists: Find out what makes mentors credible and authentic, how sharing experience is more impactful than sharing knowledge.

Union Station: The Los Angeles Union Station Forecourt and Esplanade project will enhance pedestrian and bicycle access and safety to and from Los Angeles Union Station and reestablish the connection between the station and surrounding communities.

United House of Representatives: Ask your representatives what they're doing about gun violence in America., and let them know what you think.

United Slate: support a slate of candidates for the 2018 California elections.

United States Artists (USA): awards $50,000 fellowships to the country’s most accomplished and innovative artists working in the fields of Architecture & Design, Crafts, Dance, Literature, Media, Music, Theater & Performance, Traditional Arts and Visual Arts.

United State of Women: empowering women to take a political stand for their rights.

Unrig The Map: help restore balance and faith in the electoral process through redistricting the map of the U.S.

Urban Land Institute (ULI): provides leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.

Urban Zen:  is a place in a space where like-minded individuals and organizations gather for conversations, conferences, seminars, activations, as well as global art exhibits.

USC Dornsife: University of Southern California, college of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

USN News: Top ranking Countries to live in Based on Social Equality.


V's

Veterans’ Gardens: Re-imagines the most dilapidated area of the Pacific Palisades Park.

Victory Institute: works to increase the number of LGBTQ people in public office and to provide programming, service and other support to help ensure their success.

Visible Men Academy: The mission of VMA is to provide boys with strong academic, character, and social education in a nurturing school environment. VMA is to deliver a high-quality educational experience that meets the specific needs of at-risk elementary and middle school aged boys through the collaborative efforts of administrators, teachers, parents, the broader community, and the students themselves.

Visionary Women: is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the status of women.

Volunteer Match:  Connected millions of people with a great place to volunteer.

VoteProChoice: Defend reproductive freedom.

Voters’ Right to Know: project has a simple goal: make the money that influences our elections and laws transparent to voters.


W's

Water and Power, A California Heist: A documentary by Marina Zenovich and Alex Gibney, this feature doc uncovers the exploitation of California's water supply.

Water Summit: A gathering of businesses, non-profits, foundations, and government entities to discuss the importance of water and water resiliency.

WeRise: Are you looking for more information about the many ways to support health and wellbeing in your community? Check out this list of Community Organizations working to support healthy communities.

Why Tuesday?: Fixing our voting system, one question at a time.

Wiley: Scientific Journal on the Colorado River.

Women and Hollywood: educates, advocates, and agitates for gender diversity in Hollywood and the global film industry. The site was founded in 2007 by Melissa Silverstein.

Women in the World: A media platform for women's rights.

Women Network: mission is to create the largest global community for women leaders creating a worldwide conduit for connecting community, mentoring, and advocacy.

Women's Campaign Fund: Raises money for women's rights awareness.

Women's Collective: meets the needs of low income women, girls and families living with/or at risk for HIV/AIDS and other STDs.

Women's Leadership Council: A council of female leaders, business owners and CEOs.

Women's March: Educating the public on women's rights.

Women’s Center for Creative Work: is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to cultivate LA’s feminist creative communities and practices.

Working Nation: Educating America on the Employability Gap from Technology.

World Bank: reaffirm the world’s commitment to the fight against climate change.

World Economic Forum; committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.


Y's

YC Research: is to enable as much innovation as we can. Mostly this means funding startups.

Yellow/Co.: A platform for women to share their creative visions.

Young Audiences Arts for Learningis an association of affiliated organizations that are each dedicated to local education and community development. 

Z's

Zocalo Public Square: connects people to ideas and to each other by examining essential questions in an accessible, broad-minded, and democratic spirit.