List of Nonprofit Organizations We encourage you to visit these websites to learn more about non-profit organizations in the Muncie community and beyond who share our vision and goals. Muncie Nonprofit Organizations Muncie has a number of Local Nonprofit Organizations that you can access through the link above. Other organizations below are more regional or national in nature. Advocating Change Together At ACT, people with disabilities and allies come together to tell their stories, make friends, compare struggles and celebrate life. Because of this mutual support, people are willing to take risks and practice leadership. African Voices African Voices is dedicated to fostering cultural understanding and awareness through literature and the arts. Amaze AMAZE is a non-profit organization that works to create safe and respectful communities for all children. American Association for Affirmative Action The American Association for Affirmative Action is dedicated to equal opportunity through the elimination of discrimination and the advancement of affirmative action on the basis of race, gender, and ethnicity. American Association of People with Disabilities The American Association of People with Disabilities is the nation's largest disability rights organization. We promote equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation for people with disabilities. Our members, including people with disabilities and our family, friends, and supporters, represent a powerful force for change. American Association of University Women AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, we have worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families. American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities AAIDD promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. American Foundation Equal Rights The American Foundation for Equal Rights is dedicated to protecting and advancing equal rights for every American. American Institute For Managing Diversity Advancing Diversity Leadership Through Research, Education, & Public Outreach. Applied Research Center The Applied Research Center is an educational, public policy, and research institute whose work emphasizes issues of race and social change. Beyond Diversity Resource Center The Beyond Diversity Resource Center works to build a society that sincerely honors individuals because of their cultural differences. In its pursuits, the Center advances the moral imperative of respect and dignity for all persons through the elimination of oppression. BiNet USA As an umbrella organization and voice for bisexual people, BiNet USA will facilitate the development of a cohesive network of bisexual communities, promote bisexual visibility, and collect and distribute educational information regarding bisexuality. To accomplish these goals, BiNet USA will provide a national network for bisexual organizations and individuals across the United States, and encourage participation and organizing on local and national levels. Campus Pride Campus Pride serves LGBT and ally student leaders and campus organizations in the areas of leadership development, support programs and services to create safer, more inclusive LGBT-friendly colleges and universities. It exists to develop, support and give "voice and action" in building future LGBT and ally student leaders. Catalyst, Inc. Expanding opportunities for women and business. The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry To advance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people and to transform faith communities and the wider society by taking a leading role in shaping a new public discourse on religion and sexuality through education, research, community building and advocacy. Center for Social Inclusion The Center for Social Inclusion works to identify and support policy strategies to transform structural inequity and exclusion into structural fairness and inclusion. We work with community groups and national organizations to develop policy ideas, foster effective leadership, and develop communications tools for an opportunity-rich world in which we all will thrive no matter our race or ethnicity. CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers CenterLink exists to support the development of strong, sustainable LGBT community centers and to build a unified center movement. COLAGE: People with LGBTQ Parents COLAGE unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in their communities. The Diversity Foundation The Foundation's mission is to strengthen and align global communities. We intend to accomplish this by empowering vulnerable and underprivileged children with access to quality education. Through educational tools Diversity supports and encourages mindful awareness of the value of diversity and a respect of our ethnic and cultural heritage. Equality and Human Rights Commission A catalyst for change and improvement on equality and human rights. Eliminate Prejudice The Elimination of Prejudice creates long lasting community change by addressing the underlying differences between people that prevent progress. By setting the conditions for sensitive societal conversations to take place, the Elimination of Prejudice promotes a better understanding between people. Everyday Democracy We help people with different backgrounds and views talk and work together to create communities that work for everyone. Facing History and Ourselves Combats racism, anti-semitism, and prejudice and nurtures democracy through education programs worldwide. Family Equality Council Family Equality Council is changing attitudes and policies to ensure all families are respected, loved, and celebrated - especially families with parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. GLAAD: Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation What people see in the media has a huge impact and GLAAD ensures images of LGBT people and allies grow acceptance, understanding and build support for equality. GLAD: Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders We are New England’s leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression. GLMA: Gay and Lesbian Medical Association GLMA's mission is to ensure equality in healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)individuals and healthcare providers. GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute To increase the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in public office and to provide programming, service, and other support to help ensure their success. Gay-Straight Alliance Network Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a national youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training. Global Fund for Women We advance the rights of women and girls worldwide by increasing the resources for and investing in women-led organizations and women’s collective leadership for change. Horizons Foundation A community foundation rooted in and dedicated to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Human Rights Campaign The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. Human Rights Watch Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. We enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all. Immigration Equality Immigration Equality is a national organization fighting for equality under U.S. immigration law for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and HIV-positive individuals. Founded in 1994 as the Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force, Immigration Equality provides legal aid and advocacy for LGBT and HIV-positive immigrants and their families. IGLHRC: International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission Discover why we exist. ILGA: International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association is dedicated to achieving equal rights for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgendered people. InterPride InterPride is to increase the capacity of our network of LGBTI Pride organizations around the world to raise awareness of cultural, social and legal inequality, and to effect positive change through education, collaboration, advocacy and outreach. Lambda Legal Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. Through advocacy and outreach to targeted constituencies, The Leadership Conference works toward the goal of a more open and just society – an America as good as its ideals. NAACP: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. National Black Justice Coalition The National Black Justice Coalition is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. NCLR: National Center for Lesbian Rights The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education. Southern Poverty Law Center The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society. Understanding Prejudice UnderstandingPrejudice.org is a web site for students, teachers, and others interested in the causes and consequences of prejudice. YWCA-Empowering Women, Eliminating Racism YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.