2017 Benefiting Charities

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Planned Parenthood Federation of America delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide. Planned Parenthood also leads the Reproductive Health and Rights movement.

The 2017 Rise Up 5K worked closely with the Planned Parenthood - Mar Monte chapter.

Center for Reproductive Rights

Center for Reproductive Rights uses the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill. They work worldwide to realize every woman's right to reproductive health and autonomy.

National Resources Defense Council

National Resources Defense Council unites two million members and online activists with the expertise of some 500 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to safeguard the earth. The NRDC attacks climate change with legislation, advocacy, and research.

National Immigration Law Center (NILC)

National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of immigrants with low income. The NILC aims to impact legislation, analyze and advocate policy, and shape the public narrative towards supporting immigration.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. They offer a social networking community for LGBTQ+ youth, and educational resources for youth and adults.

ACLU Foundation (American Civil Liberties Union)

ACLU Foundation (American Civil Liberties Union) is dedicated to ensuring that our nation’s prisons comply with the Constitution, domestic law, and international human rights principles. They aim to substantially reduce the incarcerated population, especially among people of color.

The 2017 Rise Up 5K worked closely with the ACLU of Sacramento.

Southern Poverty Law Center

Southern Poverty Law Center fights hate and bigotry by seeking justice for vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, they work to establish the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity as a reality.