Introducing Search.BeneHomini.Com

Introducing Search.BeneHomini.Com
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We're launching a new service: curated lists of resources that help make the world a better place for everyone without discriminating against anyone because of who they are. We are looking for organizations that support the social contract of tolerance. This means that you should not have to hide who you are when working with these organizations, whether as an employee, a volunteer, or a client/customer. They should accept you as you are.

We're starting with non-profit organizations operating in the United States because that's where we are and because that's one of the "developed" countries with poor social care. Over the coming years, we'll expand to other countries, topics, and areas. This is a long-term project.

As of writing this, we have approved at least 100 organizations out of a potential 11,045. We've also marked 25 as rejected for various reasons. We're looking at information from Charity Navigator, organization websites, and Wikipedia. We will miss hidden discrimination or some dog whistles, so see below on how you can help us improve the results.

We are not showing rejected organizations because this isn't about making people look bad. Rather, we want to lift up organizations that are aligned with our vision. If you do not find your favorite organization in the database, then you need to double check their website or do an Internet search to find out if they discriminate in a way that would make you uncomfortable.


We do make a few exceptions to the anti-discrimination rule.

If an organization is affiliated with a religious tradition, it's okay if it requires certain behaviors from others who associate with it. For example, a Catholic organization can direct people who identify as Catholic to follow specific rules, such as being heterosexual and monogamous. Still, they can't impose those rules on non-Catholics. Discrimination may be accepted, but it must not be imposed. In this example, anyone who doesn't want to abide by Catholic doctrine can choose not to be Catholic.

It's also acceptable for an organization to create a safe space for a marginalized group by restricting the involvement of groups with structural power over that marginalized group. For example, a women's shelter might restrict access by men.

These aren't the only exceptions, but they give a sense of what we're looking for.

How you can help

If you have information about a listed organization that indicates it shouldn't be listed, please let us know. We can't see everything, and even organizations that look great on-line might have day-to-day practices that are harmful.

Likewise, if you know a local organization that isn't listed and you believe it should be, please let us know. We will prioritize reviewing these organizations. With over 10,000 non-profit organizations in the US, there are too many for us to review all of them in a short amount of time.

If you find this service helpful, please consider donating. Your donations help us keep the lights on and continue providing our services.

If you would like to see other information about organizations or have an idea for a feature, please open an issue. The source code for the service is available on Codeberg.