At Astrology University we believe in giving back to our community.
In addition to our robust scholarship program and financial aid that is active throughout the year we also prioritise giving in the following ways each year.
In addition to our giving efforts noted below, we prioritized supporting the transition of Fresh Voices in Astrology to new POC leadership which has included paying the monthly expenses and providing in-kind staff support to handle the backend website and customer service support. Additionally we committed staff resources to train the transition team in all aspects of the business operations.
We have contributed donations to support community projects with a diversity mission including the Black Astrology Conference, Black Astrologers Yesterday and the Stars on Fire podcast microphone fund.
Since 2012 we have annually funded younger POC astrology students to attend conferences.
We are committed to ongoing donations to the following organizations:
One Tree Planted is “dedicated to making it easier for individuals and businesses to give back to the environment, create a healthier climate, protect biodiversity and help reforestation efforts around the world. All by planting trees!” https://onetreeplanted.org/
Monthly Featured Nonprofit
Each month we select a featured nonprofit for our podcast that we encourage our listeners to learn more about and support if they can – we also make a donation to that organization for the month and invite others to join us.
These are a few of the nonprofits we feature in our podcasts (please note that as a small business our donations are made through the owners, whose personal giving is not exhaustively reflected in this list):
RAICES their mission is to promote justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees. https://www.raicestexas.org/our-mission/
The National Center for Transgender Equality. Learn more about their mission and make a donation here: https://transequality.org/
Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly. Learn more about their mission to relieve isolation and loneliness among seniors citizens at: http://littlebrotherssf.org/
Fair Fight. Learn more about their mission to promote fair elections in Georgia and around the country, encourage voter participation in elections, and educate voters about elections and their voting rights. https://fairfight.com/
The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.https://eji.org/
The Black Women’s Health Imperative. To lead the effort to solve the most pressing health issues that affect Black women and girls in the U.S. Through investments in evidence-based strategies, we deliver bold new programs and advocate health-promoting policies. https://bwhi.org/who-we-are/
The Trans Justice Funding Project The Trans Justice Funding Project is a community-led funding initiative founded in 2012 to support grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people in the United States, including U.S. territories. https://www.transjusticefundingproject.org/
The Pride Foundation is building a better, safer, and more equitable world for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people and our families in the Northwest. Our work is motivated by the fundamental belief that every person should be able to live safely, openly, and genuinely in the places we call home. https://pridefoundation.org/
AIDS United AIDS United’s mission is to end the HIV epidemic in the United States. https://www.aidsunited.org
NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. https://www.nrdc.org/about#mission
Vera Institute of Justice. Their mission is to drive change. To urgently build and improve justice systems that ensure fairness, promote safety, and strengthen communities. https://www.vera.org/about
Sea Shepherd is an international, non-profit marine conservation organization that engages in direct action campaigns to defend wildlife and conserve and protect the world’s oceans from illegal exploitation and environmental destruction. https://seashepherd.org/
Can We Fund Your Project?
While we recognize there are many amazing organizations and projects to fund – we plan our giving out annually to be sustainable for our small family run business. If you have organizations or projects that you wish us to donate to – you’re welcome to send those ideas our way for review. We can’t fund every project that comes our way and our planning process for annual giving and featured nonprofits occurs in November of each year for the following fiscal year.
We prioritize giving to environmental and social justice initiatives.
As a small family run business please note that donations will come from the name of the owners directly and not necessarily with the name Astrology University or Raven Dreams Productions, LLC. If you see your organization listed and are wondering under what name the donation came from please reach out to [email protected]