This is my list for now:

EFF

ACLU

Privacy International

Signal

Simpletools/fossifyX

Wikipedia

Aurora store

Fdroid and other fdroid apps

SuperProductivity

Arch Linux? GNU

Aegis

Bitwarden

Fennec

Mozilla firefox

Librewolf

Openstreetmaps

Youtube Piped

Newpipe

GrapheneOS

Calyx

Element, matrix, fluffychat

Lemmy, lemm.ee, infosec.pub, eternity

Xmanager, torrenting people, spotdl, youtubedl

  • @kakes@sh.itjust.works
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    173 months ago

    I’ve always wanted to donate to the Women’s Shelter that helped my mom and I way back in the day.
    Now that I’m finally in a position to do so, I’m gonna go with that.

    • @bionicjoey@lemmy.ca
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      73 months ago

      LPT: Food banks usually have deals with local food suppliers and wholesalers. They can do way more with a donation of money than they can with donations of actual food. Because they are able to cut out the middlemen.

      • @sploosh@lemmy.world
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        Food bank worker here: though we have no such deal, money with no restrictions on use is just about the best thing to donate. It lets us buy fresh staples that otherwise are hard to come by, like eggs, butter and milk, or seasonally appropriate things like turkeys or hams (we had a total of 3 turkeys donated before Thanksgiving so we purchased around 50).

        Next best thing to donate is whole cases of shelf stable foods. Individual cans and boxes must be inspected for best by date, damage to the packaging and complete labels, which becomes time intensive when you have 15 55 gallon barrels full of cans from food drives. Whole cases give you 12 packages of the same thing, all good to go from the factory.

        Time is also great, but usually more needed the rest of the year. We don’t let people volunteer at our outreach center during the holidays if they don’t volunteer year round, simply because the people who only show up on the holidays tend to be doing a sort of poverty tourism that we find a little distasteful. Also, fresh volunteers need training and things are simply too crazy around the holidays to deal with it. If anyone is interested in food bank work, please find somewhere to volunteer the rest of the year. Feeding people is extremely satisfying work and we do need help the other 11 months of the year.

      • @QuarterSwede@lemmy.world
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        Our local food bank doesn’t have an issue with money or food. It has an issue with not having enough volunteers.

      • Otter
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        13 months ago

        For sure!

        Also helps to set a monthly donation instead of a lump sum once a year. It’s more predictable for them, and they often get a lot of one time donations during the holidays and then very little otherwise. Monthly donations keep it consistent

  • @RvTV95XBeo@sh.itjust.works
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    53 months ago

    I’ve got some overlap with OP’s list through: Mozilla Foundation, Wikimedia Foundation, Signal Technology Foundation, EFF, and ACLU (and I’m subscribed to a Bitwarden Family plan)

    Some other places I’ll be donating:

    Doctors Without Borders

    Human Rights Watch

    World Central Kitchen

    Asante Africa Foundation (supporting education & scholarships for people, especially girls, in Eastern Africa - great place to donate if you want a small $ to go a long way)

    Save the Manatee Foundation (get them back on the endangered species list!)

    Trees for the Future (restoring ecosystems AND providing food/income/educational resources to impoverished communities)

    A local charity that supports emergency preparedness and community activities in my community

  • @Vcio@lemmy.world
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    Not in the holidays, but the first days of the year i donate clothes and blood to a hospital, being doing it for around 7 years now.

  • Planned Parenthood. The Trevor Project. My local LGBT resource center. ACLU. EFF. I’m also looking for trans supporting groups that can supply emotional and material support and community.

  • Black Devon Hendryx
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    33 months ago

    Trying to find a way to put commissary money on the accounts of the folk caught up with Stop Cop City mostly

  • @BlueAure@infosec.pub
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    33 months ago

    The Yogscast Jingle Jam! They do an annual month long Livestream where they play games and raise money for a variety of charities. Donations of 35 pounds or more also get a whole bevy of game keys as part of the collection that can be redeemed on steam. You can see the list of games or donate at jinglejam.tiltify.com