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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.

Love, Clyde

Pearl Buck Center

Pearl Buck Center annually supports the efforts of about 700 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Eugene-Springfield area. Through their programs, they strive to provide the support these individuals need to be empowered, independent members of our society.

Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch investigates and reports on abuses happening in all corners of the world. We are roughly 450 people of 70-plus nationalities who are country experts, lawyers, journalists, and others who work to protect the most at risk, from vulnerable minorities and civilians in wartime, to refugees and children in need. We direct our advocacy towards governments, armed groups and businesses, pushing them to change or enforce their laws, policies and practices.

The Social Justice Fund Northwest

Social Justice Fund NW is a foundation working at the front lines of social change. We leverage the resources of our members to foster significant, long-term social justice solutions throughout Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

Friends of Trees

Since 2011, Friends of Trees has been planting and caring for trees in the Eugene-Springfield metro area with the support of community members.

Pro-Bone-O

Lane County’s only non-profit solely dedicated to providing free veterinary services, food, and supplies for the pets of people who are homeless in our community.

The American Civil Liberties Union

We must seize every opportunity to protect and advance our civil rights and liberties — in legislatures, the courts, and our communities. Join us in holding our leaders and institutions accountable to fulfill the promise of democracy. With your support, we can lead freedom forward.

Southern Poverty Law Center

The SPLC is a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements, and advance the human rights of all people.

Catholic Community Services of Lane County

Responding to Christ’s message to love our neighbors as ourselves, Catholic Community Services offers immediate help by providing food and other assistance to anyone in need and seeks to instill hope by helping Lane County families take positive steps to move out of poverty.

Our Children’s Trust

We work to protect the Earth’s climate system for present and future generations by representing young people in global legal efforts to secure their binding and enforceable legal rights to a healthy atmosphere and stable climate, based on the best available science.

Sponsors

Sponsors transforms lives and strengthens the community by providing life-changing opportunities for people with conviction histories. Sponsors offers a broad range of services—housing, employment, counseling, and mentoring—that people need to be successful.

Eugene Public Library Foundation

Eugene Public Library Foundation was established in 1984 to work with members of the Eugene community to enhance programs and materials at Eugene Public Library. As the philanthropic partner of Eugene Public Library, we are truly honored to serve the public and Eugene Public Library by providing resources that are open and free to all.

The Trevor Project

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Mentoring Urban Students and Teens

Our mission is to find responsible African-American near-peer men to help spring African-American boys free from the hardest generational cycles of poverty through long-term paid mentoring.

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

In Australia, domestic and family violence is the biggest social injustice that we are confronted with. It affects everyone – all races, religions and social classes. RizeUp’s programmes promote women’s independence and decision-making in public life and relationships, which is a key outcome to preventing domestic violence.

Centro Latino Americano

Centro Latino Americano es una organización comunitaria sin fines de lucro en el Condado Lane. Los invitamos a revisar nuestro sitio web para aprender más sobre nuestros programas y servicios.

The Cat Rescue Adoption Network

Cat Rescue & Adoption Network started as West Coast Dog and Cat Rescue, as a program to find homes for cats from Lane County Animal Regulation Authority in Oregon using the PetSmart retail chain stores as an off-site adoption center. We have saved over 4000 cats and found them wonderful, loving homes.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. We work to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as our use of technology grows.

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.

Springfield Public Library Foundation

The Springfield Public Library Foundation is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization, 501(c)(3), dedicated to the ongoing success of library programs and services. We build and foster relationships which provide opportunities for educational and cultural connectivity in the spirit of Springfield’s diverse goals and values.