The charities listed below are recommended by trivia patrons (mixed in with some that I care about). If you aren’t familiar with them, check them out! The logos link to their pages for more information or for you to donate, if you’re feeling feisty.
Twice a year, one of these charities will receive a donation, as voted on by my brilliant, beautiful, and giving players.
Pearl Buck Center
Human Rights Watch
The Social Justice Fund Northwest
Friends of Trees
The American Civil Liberties Union
White Bird Clinic/CAHOOTS
Southern Poverty Law Center
Catholic Community Services of Lane County
Our Children’s Trust
Eugene Public Library Foundation
The Trevor Project
Mentoring Urban Students and Teens
Oregon Food Bank
In our work to eliminate hunger in Oregon, we believe we must also address the root causes of hunger through public policy, nutrition and garden education, and public awareness. We focus on freshness. We champion self-reliance. We advocate for change.
Rize Up Australia
Centro Latino Americano
Springfield Public Library Foundation
The Cat Rescue Adoption Network
The Electronic Frontier Foundation
Pay It Forward Foundation
The Pay It Forward Foundation was established in 2000, as a catalyst to inspire growth for the Pay It Forward philosophy, acts of kindness among strangers, generating a ripple effect from one person to the next, one community to the next.
College Possible (Oregon)
Only 28% of Oregon students from low-income backgrounds participate in college. We’re working to increase that number. Started in 2012, we have gone from serving 130 students in our first year to over 1,500 currently. Ninety percent of our students are the first in their family to attend college and 69% identity as students of color.
Our vision is that all children have the skills they need to be ready for success in school and life. Making this vision a reality is one of the greatest and most important challenges any community faces. Research shows that low income preschoolers are up to two years behind their upper income peers in early language and math development.