We believe philosophy should be an integral part of everyone's education. Philosophy is among one of the best ways for students to improve their abilities as a readers, writers, and thinkers. Yet, the advantages philosophy brings are often overlooked in students' educations until they reach university. To this end we seek to increase all people's access to philosophy, especially K-12 students.
We've selected the organizations below to support based upon our mutual alignment towards this goal. We donate 20% of our profits to these organizations quarterly using results from a donation voting survey we send to our customers and subscribers through our newsletter.
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Minorities and Philosophy
Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) focuses on addressing, "structural injustices in academic philosophy and to remove barriers that impede participation in academic philosophy for members of marginalized groups." MAP has close to 160 chapters located all around the world. MAP provides resources and policy recommendations concerning advocating for members of marginalized groups in philosophy.
Philosophy Learning & Teaching Organization
The Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO) aims to amend a blind spot in primary and secondary education by bringing a philosophical education to K-12 students of all backgrounds. To this end, PLATO organizes youth philosophy programs, creates and distributes teaching resources geared toward teaching primary and secondary students philosophy, and develops a national network of individuals and organizations that support the same goals.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP) is an online encyclopedia comprised of over 1700 entries centered around philosophy that are actively updated. Entries are approved by the SEP's editorial board before publication so as to maintain the quality of the SEP. The SEP is publicly available free of charge, and one of the most invaluable resources for the interested student to read summaries of philosophical concepts and many philosophers' bodies of work.
Center for Philosophy for Children @ University of Washington
University of Washington's Center for Philosophy for Children is a nonprofit organization which aims to increase precollege students' access to philosophy. UW Center for Philosophy recognizes that philosophical inquiry comes naturally to children at an early age and stimulates this curiosity through:
1) Bringing philosophers into elementary, middle, and high schools
2) Holding interactive seminars and workshops for K-12 teachers focused on providing instruction and resources as to how to bring philosophical inquiry to their students
3) Holding the Washington State High School Ethics Bowl which urges students to think about real-world ethical dilemmas
4) Offering courses at UW which provide graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to lead philosophical discussions in K-12 classrooms
5) Offering a graduate fellowship program in philosophy for children
American Philosophical Association
Founded in 1900, the American Philosophical Association (APA) promotes the discipline and profession of philosophy, both within the academy and in the public arena. The APA supports the professional development of philosophers at all levels and works to foster greater understanding and appreciation of the value of philosophical inquiry.
In addition to its three annual conferences, the APA's work includes publishing a scholarly journal (the Journal of the American Philosophical Association); operating the APA Blog; providing career guidance and resources; advocating for philosophy students, faculty, and departments; supporting the teaching of philosophy; pursuing efforts to make philosophy as a discipline more diverse, equitable, and inclusive; and promoting philosophy and the work of philosophers to the public.
Jari Para Forest Conservation Project
Each month, we automatically offset all of our orders shipping CO2 footprints. Jari Pará, an avoided deforestation project, preserves 50,480 hectares of primarily virgin Amazon forest. The project, which aims to promote forest conservation and reduce potential greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), likewise emphasizes the importance of local economic development. Over the project’s 30-year lifetime, it is expected to sequester nearly 15 million tonnes of carbon emissions. To prevent illegal deforestation, the project has pledged extensive surveillance and monitoring.