29 Jul Supporting Causes this September
As summer comes to an end and fall begins, September causes are a great start to exploring giving opportunities and prepping for the giving season. There are three significant causes to support this month, Suicide Prevention Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, and International Day of Peace. Suicide Prevention Month takes place the whole month of September and works toward creating more support and awareness for those affected by suicide. Hispanic Heritage Month also takes place in September, beginning on September 15. The 31-day period is dedicated to acknowledging the achievements and history of the Hispanic and Latinx communities in the United States. International Day of Peace is on September 21, a few days after Hispanic Heritage Month begins. This year, International Day of Peace hopes to create a call to action that recognizes everyone’s responsibility for creating a peaceful world. The charities highlighted under each holiday are just a few of those advocating for these causes. We encourage you to look further into these causes and explore more giving opportunities, not just in September, but year-round.
Suicide Prevention Month
The month of September is dedicated to raising awareness about suicide and those affected by it. More than 42,000 individuals die by suicide each year, and due to a lack of support resources for people struggling, the rates continue to increase. Since its official declaration in 2008, Suicide Prevention Month has been working toward a future with more awareness and support for those struggling. The charities below are using scientific research, education, and advocacy in hopes of improving mental health resources and decreasing suicide rates.
To Write Love on Her Arms is dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-harm, and suicide by providing support systems and advocacy.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide through funding scientific research, education, and advocacy.
Active Minds uses education, research, and advocacy to create lasting change in how mental health is discussed and open up the conversation about mental health in the United States.
Hispanic Heritage Month
In honor of recognizing and celebrating the achievements of the Hispanic and Latinx Communities in the United States, Hispanic Heritage Month occurs from September 15 until October 15. This cause started in 1968 as a commemorative week in California and expanded in 1989 when President Bush officially declared the 31-day period Hispanic Heritage Month. Using education, advocacy, and support for all members of Hispanic and Latinx communities in the United States, this month aims to acknowledge the history of these communities and their contributions to American Society.
The Hispanic Federation hopes to empower the Hispanic community and strengthen Latino institutions through education and advocacy through more than 100 health and human services agencies.
United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led community in the U.S. with the goal of creating welcoming spaces and support for all youth no matter their immigration status.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund empowers students and parents with resources and knowledge to complete higher education by providing support services and scholarships.
International Day of Peace
Since 1981 when it was established by a unanimous United Nations resolution, International Day of Peace has taken place every year on September 21. This day has been devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. In 2023, the theme of International Peace Day is “Actions for Peace” which hopes to create a call to action that recognizes our individual and collective responsibility to foster peace worldwide. Through empowerment, support, and dedication, the selected charities are working to achieve the goals of International Peace Day by creating peaceful change.
Peace Direct Inc. supports local peacebuilders in over 25 countries by providing vital assistance to promote long-term peace as they believe peace must be built from the inside out.
Kids for Peace Inc. is working toward a safe and peaceful world by creating a worldwide community of kind, compassionate, and empowered young people.
Seeds of Peace is an organization dedicated to pursuing peaceful change in communities divided by conflict by creating spaces for meaningful, productive, and educational human interaction.
While these vetted charities are by no means an exhaustive list of organizations you can support, we hope it can help serve as a starting point. If you’re a company interested in learning more about our giving tools and resources, please reach out to us via the form below.