With the election of Donald Trump, “put your money where your mouth is” has gone from a cliche to a rallying cry. For many, making an effort to find organizations to donate to who are fighting Trump's policies is one step in resisting the current administration's agenda. There is an overwhelming amount of charitable organizations that deserve your time and money, but finding and supporting a cause you care about doesn’t have to be overwhelming, too.
Donations are how many nonprofits and charitable organizations stay funded. If you’re curious how exactly your donation is being divvied up, check out the organization’s website; they're typically big on transparency. For The Trevor Project, the leading organization in crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth, about 57 percent of their revenue comes from charitable donations. 80 percent of their overall revenue is spent on funding programs like their crisis hotline. So financially, what might be one less latte a week for you can add up, helping fund one more life-saving program for someone who needs it.
The world does not lack for things for us to be worried about. However, it’s also filled with people already working to do good. If you want to donate to a charity but aren’t sure where to get started, here are a few resources to finding where your change can help make change.