Posted on October 31, 2018
How Planned Parenthood, Free Press Action Fund and People’s Action are using CREDO funding
How CREDO grantees are using our funding
Since our founding, CREDO has supported progressive nonprofits on the frontlines of the most important fights for civil rights, climate justice, equality and more. The donations we make to these organizations – $150,000 each month – wouldn’t be possible without our members. And that’s why we want to share with you what our recent grantees have accomplished with their CREDO funding. Here’s how your support helped Planned Parenthood, Free Press Action Fund and People’s Action.
Planned Parenthood’s January grant of $55,290 from CREDO helped the organization continue expanding access to information and care to women across the country. Thanks to new technical support, Planned Parenthood affiliate offices are now offering care via telemedicine in 16 states, including access to abortion medication via telemedicine in 13 of those states.
Free Press Action Fund
CREDO’s March donation of $63,240 to Free Press Action Fund helped the organization stop the Sinclair-Tribune media mega-merger from moving forward. The merger would have given a single broadcast company a disturbing level of influence in the country’s media landscape. For a full year, Free Press led public opposition to the merger. In partnership with CREDO, organized a protest outside the annual Sinclair shareholders meeting in June, as well as a large petition delivery to the FCC in July, ultimately leading to Tribune backing out of the merger in early August.
People’s Action used CREDO’s recent $41,715 grant to fund rapid response work in the family separation fight and oppose the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. CREDO support also helped People’s Action organize 50 Community Cookouts to raise more than $15,000 for the Freedom for Immigrants National Bond Fund.
You can learn more about how previous grantees have used CREDO’s funding here. These efforts by our partners were made possible in part by the CREDO members who use our products and services everyday. Learn more about CREDO Mobile, the carrier with a conscience.