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A GREEN COLOR indicates that ALL considers the organization worthy of support from pro-lifers. ALL considers an organization to be pro-life if it is opposed to abortion, human embryonic stem cell and / or aborted fetal body parts research, all forms of cloning, and other attacks against the human person at any stage of development as well as Planned Parenthood Federation and other pro-abortion organizations.

A RED COLOR indicates that ALL does not consider the organization worthy of support from pro-lifers. If the organization supports, in any way (theory, advocacy, lobbying, granting and/or research) any offenses to life, it is not considered pro-life. Further, if any organization refuses to answer our inquires, refuses to be clear about its position, and/or attempts to couch its answer in terms of referring to another agency (i.e., federal government branches), it is not considered pro-life.

A YELLOW COLOR indicates that ALL urges caution when considering support for the organization due to a change in a prior rating. That is, an organization may have previously received a green positive or a red negative because of certain policy positions which are now questionable or cannot be verified. 

The list of charitable research organizations and their corresponding positions on the life issues posted to our website is neither all pro-life nor all anti-life; it is mixed. Unfortunately, most of the charity organizations on our list are marked with RED. It is simply just a sad fact that most national medical research / advocacy groups support some form of unethical research. There is no listing, to our knowledge, of only pro-life research organizations.

The rating is based on the organization’s response to written correspondence (regular postal or e-mail), a review of the organization’s website, verifiable news reports, verifiable correspondence forwarded to us by others, and/or a combination of any of these.





ALex’s Lemonade Stand FDN

To change the lives of children with cancer through funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families

ALSF states that research utilizing human embryonic stem cells is not permissible, and that ALSF will not fund this.


In their latest 2023 Grant Guide, ALSF states that research utilizing human embryonic stem cells is not permissible, and that ALSF will not fund this. This is listed in every Grant Guideline book since 2020 on their website.

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EIN: 56-2496146
Sources:Alex’s Lemonade Stand.docx
Address: 333 E. Lancaster Ave, #414, Wynnewood, PA 19096
Phone: 866-333-1213
CEO: Jay Scott/Liz Scott


The nation’s oldest, largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and strokes

No human fetal stem cell or embroynic research, human cells from IVF, or cloning for human reproduction or harvesting tissue


The nation’s oldest, largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke through heart and brain research, public health policy, and science-based treatment guidelines to ensure quality health care. 

Within their policy statement regarding all research awards on the AHA website, American Heart Association states that it does not accept human fetal stem cell or embroynic research, human cells from IVF, and cloning for human reproduction or harvesting tissue. They also provide at least two research articles on their website with facts regarding hypertension increase in women due to IVF, and the increase in blood clots due to contraception.

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EIN: 13-5613797
Sources: American Heart Association.docx
Address: 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: 1-800-AHA-USA-1
CEO: Nancy Brown

Breast Cancer Prevention Institute

BCPI educates healthcare professionals and the general public on ways to reduce breast cancer incidence.


Pro-life doctors founded and run this institute. Though things don’t appear to be very updated with them on their website since Fall of 2022, they have brochures and charts you can access on their website with information.

The Breast Cancer Prevention Institute is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation, which educates healthcare professionals and the general public through research publications, lectures, and the internet, on ways to reduce breast cancer incidence. 


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EIN: 14-1814113
Sources: BCPI
Address: Breast Cancer Prevention Institute
531 US Highway 22 East, Suite 170, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889 USA Phone: 908-745-8451 Email:
CEO: Angela Lanfranchi

Children’s Cancer Research Fund

Focused on raising money to fund research for childhood cancer and providing support programs for families affected by cancer

Their grant research policies state: “CCRF does not fund research utilizing embryonic stem cells or fetal tissue.”


Their grant research policies state: “CCRF does not fund research utilizing embryonic stem cells or fetal tissue.”

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EIN: 41-1893645
Sources:Children’s Cancer Research Fund
Address: 7301 Ohms Lane, Suite 355 Minneapolis, MN 55439
Phone: 1-888-422-7348
CEO: Jean Machart (Interim)

Food For the Poor

Food for the Poor provides food, medicine, and shelter, among other services, to the poor in Latin America and the Caribbean.


FFTP was originally working with a pro-contraceptive group in Jamaica, called Jamaica Aids Support Life, but have cut off their relationship with them since 2022. More information on this in our sources document. Also unable to find anything regarding the usual lingo of the anti-life culture and problematic organizations they may have relationships with.  Food for the Poor is an ecumenical Christian nonprofit organization based in Coconut Creek, Florida, United States that provides food, medicine, and shelter, among other services, to the poor in Latin America and the Caribbean.

More information

Sources: Food For the Poor
Address: 6401 Lyons Road Coconut Creek, Florida 33073
Phone: 800-487-1158
CEO: Ed Raine

Jerome LeJeune foundation USA

The mission of the JLF USA is to raise funds for research, care, and advocacy to benefit those with genetic intellectual disabilities

“To date we have not supported research that includes the use of human embryonic stem cells.”


I emailed their research initiative on 7/13/23 to ask what their guidelines are on human embryonic stem cells. I received a response on 7/13/2023 from UCF regarding human embryonic stem cells:

“Our Research Initiative began in 2020, and to date we have not supported research that includes the use of human embryonic stem cells.”

The mission of the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation USA is to raise and disburse funds in order to provide research, care, and advocacy to benefit those with genetic intellectual disabilities in accordance with the medical and ethical standards of Dr. Jérôme Lejeune, the father of modern genetics. This is carried out by conducting, promoting, and funding therapeutically oriented research; by assisting in the development of healthcare services for these individuals; and by serving as their advocate in a spirit of respect for the dignity of all human persons.

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EIN: 45-2470997
Sources: JLF USA
Address: 11654 Plaza America Drive #238 Reston, VA 20190
Phone: (703) 881-9160
CEO: Daniel Schreck

Wounded Warrior Project

An American charity and veterans service organization serving those who incurred injuries related to 9/11


An American charity and veterans service organization that operates as a nonprofit 501. WWP offers a variety of programs, services and events for wounded veterans who incurred a physical or mental injury, illnesses, or co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001. I was unable to find any information regarding life issues or politics with WWP. There are currently no concerns with this organization.

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Sources:Wounded Warrior Project
Address:4899 Belfort Road Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone: 877-832-6997
CEO: Michael Linnington


Funds global Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) research and provides care services and programs to people affected by ALS

Unclear on Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research/Position 


Update on 6/13/23: “I am sorry the response you received was unclear. I hope this will help. We do not use Human Embryonic Stem Cells (we do not conduct our own research) and we are not funding research that uses them. Kind regards, Miriam Brodkin | Manager, Resource Connection.” However, they still do not have an official statement on the use of these and their website seems to condone the use of Human ESCS, but promotes IPSCs more. Marked as yellow since this has changed.

ALS Association is a non-profit organization that funds global Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) research, provides care services and programs to people affected by ALS through its nationwide network of chapters, and works with ALS advocates around the country for state and federal policies that serve people living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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EIN: 13-3271855
Sources: ALS Association
Address: 1300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 600 Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: (800) 782-4747
CEO: Calaneet Balas

Easter seals

An American 501(c)3 non-profit providing disability services and support

Support of LGBTQ+/Anti-Marriage through blog/ social media; partner with groups that have anti-life initiatives


Supportive of Obamacare in the past, along with support of anti-marriage idelology are why this is an organization of caution. Support of LGBTQ+/Anti-Marriage through blog posts and social media, partnership with groups that have anti-life and left-wing initiatives, such as AARP and The Aspen Institute. An American 501(c)3 non-profit providing disability services, with additional support areas serving veterans and military families, seniors, and caregivers.

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EIN: 36-2171729
Sources: Easter Seals
Address:141 W Jackson Blvd, Suite 1400A Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 800-221-6827
CEO: Kendra Davenport
Alternative Charities to Recommend: 


Helps families build and improve places to call home. Believes affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities.

Partnerships with groups (Clinton Foundation & BLM) that support Abortion, Contraception, and LGBTQ+ 


Community partnership with Clinton Foundation Initiative raises concern, especially with CHAI’s (Clinton Health Initiative) “reproductive health” work in providing IUD’s and other means of contraception to poor countries globally. Support of BLM, which is pro-abortion and pro-trans/LGBTQ also raises concern. Nothing has been found to suggest direct linkege between Habitat and pro-abortion, pro-LGBTQ+ work, however.

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EIN: 68-0301692
Sources:Habitat for Humanity
Address: 322 West Lamar St. Americus, Georgia 31709
Phone: (800) 422-4828
CEO: Jonathan Reckford
Alternative Charities to Recommend: The Fuller Center for Housing Contact: 229-924-2900

NationAL Breast Cancer Foundation

Their mission is to provide help and hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support

Vocal support towards Susan G. Komen & American Cancer Society (see those charities for more information)


NBCF does not directly fund Susan G. Komen or The American Cancer Society, but it does list a group of suggested breast cancer research organizations and lists those two. They also have a brief and unclear write-up on the linkage between oral contraceptives and breast cancer which raises some alarms.

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EIN: 75-2391148
Sources: NCBF
Address: 7460 Warren Pkwy, Suite 150 Frisco, TX 75034
Phone: (972) 248-9200
CEO: Janelle Hail
Alternative Charities to Recommend: 

Smile Train

Smile Train is the largest cleft-focused organization providing training, funding, and resources for essential cleft-palate care

Support of LGBTQ+ Agenda


Update:  After discovering one of the doctors on their medical advisory board has been involved in human embryonic stem cell research, I sent them an email on 6/12 asking if they contribute to research involving utilization of such stem cells. I sent a follow up email on 6/26 asking if they fund or support research that involves human embryonic stem cells. On 6/27 I heard back from their Support Relations Associate, and they state, “Thank you for reaching Smile Train. In response to your recent inquiry, we do not support or fund any research that uses human embryonic stem cells.” While Smile Train doesn’t directly do cleft palate research themselves, they do support research groups.

Smile Train is the largest cleft-focused organization providing training, funding, and resources to empower local medical professionals in 70+ countries to provide 100%-free cleft surgery and other forms of essential cleft care in their own communities.

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EIN: 13-3661416
Sources:Smile Train
Address: 633 Third Avenue, 9th Floor New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-689-9199
CEO: Susannah Schaefer
Alternative Charities to Recommend: 


Leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by research, risk reduction and early detection

Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research


AA continues to support Human ESC research for treatments fighting Alzheimers. At the beginning of 2023, Compassion and Choices annouonced an official partnernship with AA, but in a statement on Jan. 29, 2023, AA released a statement that it had withdrawn its partnership with C&C due to their values not aligning.

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EIN: 13-3039601 
Sources:Sources-Alzehimer’s Association
Address: 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (800) 272-3900
CEO: Joanne Pike
Alternative Charity to Recommend: John Paul II Medical Research Institute Contact: (319) 688-7367

ALS Ride for life

The mission is to raise research funds to find a cure for ALS, support patients and families, and to raise awareness

Funds Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research


I heard from their Executive Director on 7/5/2023, who sent documentation from Nov. 2022 with the research that Stony Brook University is doing, which involves mice. However, I did find the organizations they fund for research on their website, and 4 of these organizations support and use human embryonic stem cells in their research facilities.

The mission of Ride for Life, Inc. is to raise research funds to find a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), to support patients and their families through patient services, to raise awareness and to provide the community with the latest ALS news, information and inspiration. They do this primarily through their annual Ride for Life event, with patients in electric wheelchairs and scooters riding down a long route in NYC to raise awaresness for ALS.

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EIN: 11-3479051 
Sources: Ride For Life
Address: Stony Brook University HSC, Lvl. 2, Room 106 Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: 631-444-1292
CEO: Ray Manzoni
Alternative Charity to Recommend: 

Boy Scouts of AMerica

Prepare young people ages 5-21 to make ethical and moral choices by instilling values of the Scout Oath and Law.



As of June 25, 2023: The BSUA and GSUA led the “PRIDE” parade in Seattle. The Boy Scouts of America’s permission of gay scouts in 2013, only to be followed by gay troop leaders the following year caused a majoy shift in the direction the movement was focusing on. As of 2022, the Boy Scouts has instituted a DEI badge as a prequiste to the Eagle Scouts, children and teens from 11-17 to learn and participate in pro-LGBTQ+ discussions and activities. The Boy Scouts also has their own group of their DEI section for LGBTQ+ youth called “The View.” They have also vocally supported the Black Lives Matter movement, which actively supports abortion and anti-family lifestyles.

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EIN: 22-1576300
Sources: Boy Scouts of America.docx
Address: 1325 W. Walnut Hill Lane Irving, TX 75038
CEO: Roger C. Mosby
Alternative Charity to Recommend: 1) Trail Life USA 2) Troops of St. George (817) 523-9707

BoyS and Girls Club of America

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens

LGBTQ+; Individual clubs have worked with PP and/or supported contraception


Boys & Girls Club of America is knee-deep in the LGBTQ+ idealogies and heavily promotes it among children participating in The Boys & Girls Club activities.

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EIN: 13-5562976
Sources: Boy and Girls Club
Address: 1275 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30309-3506
CEO: Jim Clark
Alternative Charity to Recommend: 


The mission is to cure CF and to provide opportunities to lead long, fulfilling lives by funding research and drug development

Contraception, support of LGBTQ+


While CFF states it only funds research using adult stem cells, they do promote and strongly defend contraception and LGBTQ+ on their website.

The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with CF the opportunity to lead long, fulfilling lives by funding research and drug development, partnering with the CF community, and advancing high-quality, specialized care.

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EIN: 13-1930701
Sources: CF Foundation
Address:4550 Montgomery Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814
CEO: Michael Boyle, MD
Alternative Charity to Recommend: 


A nonprofit humanitarian organization whose mission is to improve the lives of people in poverty or emergency situations 

Contraception, Abortion


Direct Relief heavily supports contraception, abortion, and Planned Parenthood. From their staff written articles, to the work they support with “family planning” and “reverse contraception” in their reproductive health movement, they do not hide where they stand on the anti-life issues. They give financially to PP.

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EIN: 95-1831116 
Sources: Direct Relief
Address: 6100 Wallace Becknell Rd. Santa Barbara, California 93117
Phone: 805-964-4767
CEO: Thomas Tighe
Alternative Charity to Recommend: Caritas in Veritate-Contact: (602) 795 9810 Email: Human Life International-Contact: 540-635-7884 C-FAM-Contact: (212) 754-5948

Girl Scouts of the USA

National youth organziation for girls ages 5-17 with the mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character

LGBTQ+/Anti-Marriage, Contraception, Abortion support


As of June 25, 2023: The GSUSA and BSUSA led the “PRIDE” parade in Seattle. On going partnership/ membership with pro-abortion WAGGGS (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts); GSUSA in Western Washington opened a LGBTQ+ Camp in 2021; colloboration and support from pro-abortion groups such as United Way, WAGGGS, and Johnson & Johnson; LGBTQ+ “Fun Patch;” Promotion of contraception through their “Public Health/Sexual Health” Patch; USCCB’s commentary and acknowledgement on the risk of enrollment of Catholics in the Girl Scouts; Annual Reports get more “socially aware” with each report; account of troop who were “devastated” at the decision of the Dobbs v. Jackson case.

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EIN: 13-1624016
Address: 420 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10018-2798
Phone: 1 (800) 478-7248
CEO: Sofia Chang
Alternative Charity to Recommend: American Heritage Girls Contact: (513) 771-2025

Save the Children

An international, non-government operated organization, founded in in 1919, with the goal of helping improve the lives of children

Abortion, Contraception


Similarly to UNICEF, Save the Children supports “safe” abortion and contracpetion for women, both young and older, globally. They heavily promote contraception and post-abortive care, which does not condemn abortion as murder, but certain abortions as “unsafe.”

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EIN: 06-0726487
Sources: Save the Children
Address: 501 Kings Hwy E – Suite 400 Fairfield, CT 06825
Phone: 1-800-728-3843
CEO: Inger Ashing
Alternative Charity to Recommend: Local Catholic Charities in respective Diocese:


The mission is to eradicate breast cancer by advancing research, education, screening, and treatment

LGBTQ+, Financial support of Planned Parenthood, Contraception, Human Embryonic Stem Cells


In their FY 2020 990, Komen had given grants to 3 PP affiliates for “Treatments” and in addition to 2 of the 3 affiliates, just “Screening.” They clearly defend contraception, LGBTQ+, abortion, and in their FY 2021 990 funded 5 institutes that use human embryonic stem cells in their research.

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EIN: 75-183529
Sources: SGK Foundation
Address: 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889 Dallas, TX 75380
Phone: 1-877 GO KOMEN Email:
CEO: Paula Schnieder
Alternative Charity to Recommend: 

St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital

Pediatric treatment and research focused on finding cures for childhood diseases including cancer and leukemia

LGBTQ+/Anti-Marriage, Human Embryonic Stem Cells in question


As of 6/5/23, Waiting to hear back from Dr. Paul Northcott, PhD, Associate member of the Northcott Neurobiology lab regarding human embryonic stem cell researach. Dr. Shannon McKinney-Freeman, Dr. Aseem Azari, and Shondra Pruett-Miller are all staff that have actively participated and/or wrote on embryonic stem cell research. St. Jude’s online resource, “Together” also has a page dedicated to LGBTQ+ teens and 20 “LGBTQ Youth and Cancer”, and places an emphasis on privacy of the patient and looking to find doctors who support them in their “identity.”

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EIN: 62-0646012
Sources: St. Jude’s
Address: 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105
Phone: (901) 595-3300
CEO: James R. Downing
Alternative Charity to Recommend: Children’s Cancer Research Fund (Phone: 1-888-422-7348 Address: 7301 Ohms Lane, Suite 355 Minneapolis, MN 55439)


UNICEF works in 190 countries to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential.

Abortion, Contraception, LGBTQ+


As an extension of the UN, UNICEF supports the “safe abortion,” “contraception” & “pro-LGBTQ+” ideologies to children. UNICEF even has it’s own education program that teaches young girls and women about “reproductive health and freedoms”. Despite it’s denial for support of abortion, there are several examples included in the sources section for their direct participation and involvement in campaigns and education on abortion.

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EIN: 13-1760110
Sources: Unicef
Address: 3 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 326-7000
CEO: Catherine Russell
Alternative Charity to Recommend: Local Catholic Charities in respective Dioceses


United Way fights for people to get better jobs and achieve financial stability and for individuals to lead healthier lives.

Financial support of Planned Parenthood


37 local United Way branches donate directly their state’s Planned Parenthoods. As of 7/19/2023, 14 of these United Ways directly give to PP through grants. This is all despite United Way having a section on their website, insisting they do not give to PP except through donor advised funds.

United Way seeks to improve lives by mobilizing caring power of communities around the world to advance common good. United Way fights for people to get better jobs and achieve financial stability and for individuals to lead healthier lives.

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EIN: 13-1635294
Sources: United Way
Address: United Way Worldwide, 701 N. Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 836-7112
CEO: Angela Williams