Credo plans USD 150,000 donation to progressive nonprofits

Mobile carrier Credo will donate more than USD 150,000 to the Center for Media and Democracy, Free Press and Friends of the Earth Action, the company said.

Throughout February, Credo invites its members and the public to vote on the distribution of funds at Credo Donations.

Since 1985, Credo has donated more than USD 83m to progressive organizations fighting for women´s rights, economic justice, voting rights, environmental justice and more. By choosing Credo products and services, members generate donations for these causes. Their everyday acts of commerce support Credo Action, a social change network with 5m activists, and Credo Donations, the company´s philanthropy program.

Credo conducts monthly donations to support nonprofits when action is most critical. This month, voters can take a stand for investigative reporting, civil rights and environmental justice. Credo will fund three nonprofits that can make an immediate difference for these causes.

The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) is a national watchdog group that conducts in-depth investigations into corruption and the undue influence of corporations on media and democracy.

Free Press fights for rights to connect and communicate, playing a critical role in defending Net Neutrality, thwarting Big Telecom mergers, and challenging mass surveillance programs targeted at people of color. A grant from Credo will enable Free Press to resist the Trump agenda with vigilant watchdogging, new alliances, racial equity initiatives and localized anti-surveillance efforts.

Friends of the Earth Action works to build a healthy and just world. Its recent grassroots efforts have kept fossil fuels in the ground, closed unsafe nuclear power plants, and protected dwindling bee populations. It will use Credo´s help to execute its six-point plan to defend the environment from the Trump agenda.

Founded in 1985, Credo gives individuals the power to make positive social change every day. Whenever members use a Credo product or service, they generate critical donations for progressive causes (at no extra cost) and fund vital activism work. Since 1985, Credo has donated over USD 83m to progressive nonprofits, and the company has built a network of over 5m activists.