The American Chestnut Foundation
The mission of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) is to return the iconic American chestnut tree (Castanea dentata) to its native range. Using a full toolbox of approaches, their overall goal is to restore an entire forest ecosystem. In the process, TACF also hopes to create a template for restoration of other tree and plant species threatened by non-native pests and pathogens. Join us in becoming a member and contributing to bringing back the American Chestnut tree.
Black Fairy Godmother
Simone Gordon is the Black Fairy Godmother (BFG). Simone frequently organizes donation drives and crowd funding to provide financial assistance for women of color in need. At any given time, she is raising money for many different causes – whether it's to help a woman get out of an abusive living situation or raising money for medical procedures. Follow BFG on Instagram and help a family in need.
CoThinkk is dedicated to social change philanthropy by investing their time, talent and treasure to accelerate positive changes in communities of color in Asheville and Western North Carolina. They hold monthly meetings and annual retreats, as well as capacity building workshops to help take the mystique out of the grant process, create access to grant dollars, build confidence, and build community. We invite you to join us in donating to this supportive space, or joining them yourself.
Rachel Cargle is an Akron, Ohio born public academic, writer, and lecturer. Her activist and academic work are rooted in providing intellectual discourse, tools, and resources that explore the intersection of race and womanhood. Her social media platforms engage a community of over 1.8 million through which Rachel guides conversations, encourages critical thinking and nurtures meaningful engagement with people all over the world. Follow Rachel on Instagram or join her The Great Unlearn Pateron page.
Rainforest Trust purchases and protects the most threatened tropical forests, saving endangered wildlife through partnerships and community engagement. They are committed to providing lasting, on-the-ground protection, which requires the ongoing support and participation of local communities. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the expertise of their partners and the participation of local communities across the tropics, Rainforest Trust reserves are exemplary models of international conservation.
Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
SAHC works to conserve the unique plant and animal habitat, clean water, farmland, scenic beauty, and places for people to enjoy outdoor recreation in the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee for the benefit of present and future generations. Since 1974, they have conserved over 71,000 acres of lands and waters. Your membership, donations, time, energy and ideas will help meet the challenges of protecting these magnificent natural resources for ourselves and for future generations. We invite you to join the effort in preserving these mountains.
Survival International is the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights and creates a platform for them to speak to the world. They are the only organization that champions tribal peoples around the world. They stop loggers, miners, and oil companies from destroying tribal lands, lives and livelihoods across the globe. They lobby governments to recognize indigenous land rights. They document and expose the atrocities committed against tribal people and take direct action to stop them. They have had over 200 victories since 1969, but their work is far from over and they need your help. They reject money from governments and shady corporations so their integrity is never compromised. Donate today!
The Wander School
The WANDER School was founded by herbalist, botanist, author, and professional forager Abby Artemisia in 2015 to serve communities by providing inspiration for a personal connection with nature and empowering individuals to improve their health through holistic means.
In 2020, The WANDER School became a registered non-profit organization with the mission to connect underserved communities in need (such as Indigenous, Black, Queer, and Appalachian) to medicinal herbs. Head over to Abby's website to learn more about this important work!
Tranzmission offers education, advocacy and support for non-binary and transgender people in Western North Carolina. Their membership includes nonbinary, genderqueer and gender fluid folks as well as trans women, trans men, family, friends, and allies. Their membership continues to change and evolve, and they continue to celebrate and nourish the incredible diversity within our community. Receive support or donate today!
Wild Heart Farm & Sanctuary
Wild Heart Farm & Sanctuary is a new non-profit created by Beryl Lynn with people, animals and our planet in mind. Their 13.26 acres in Mars Hill, NC will house rescued farm animals, grow abundant permaculture gardens and serve as a healing and educational space for the community. Wild Heart depends on the community, so donate today!