Links and Resources on Poverty

PsySRPsySR offers this listing of valuable links and resources for people working in this area or wishing to learn more about it. Many of the websites include information on specific opportunities to take action against poverty. We welcome recommendations of additions to the list.

Action Against Hunger
The mission of Action Against Hunger is to save lives by eliminating hunger through the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition, especially during and after emergency situations of conflict, war and natural disaster.

America’s Second Harvest
America’s Second Harvest–The Nation’s Food Bank Network–is the nation’s largest charitable hunger-relief organization, a network of more than 200 member food banks and food-rescue organizations serving all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

American Civil Liberties Union
The ACLU works to extend rights to segments of the U.S. population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including Native Americans and other people of color; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people; women; mental-health patients; prisoners; people with disabilities; and the poor.

Borgen Project
The Borgen Project is a nonprofit organization working to bring U.S. political attention to severe poverty.

Center for Economic and Policy Research
CEPR promotes democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people’s lives. In order for citizens to effectively exercise their voices in a democracy, they should be informed about the problems and choices that they face.

Center for Global Development
CGD is an independent, not-for-profit think tank that works to reduce global poverty and inequality by encouraging policy change in the U.S. and other rich countries through rigorous research and active engagement with the policy community.

The Chronic Poverty Research Centre
The Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC) is an international partnership of universities, research institutes and NGOs which exists to focus attention on chronic poverty.

ColorLines is a national newsmagazine on race and politics that tells stories from communities of color while focusing on structural solutions that advance racial justice.

Concern Worldwide
Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

Corporate Accountability International
Corporate Accountability International has been waging winning campaigns to challenge corporate abuse and to shift corporate bottom-line thinking to the real bottom line–human and environmental sustainability.

Earth Institute
The Earth Institute’s overarching goal is to help achieve sustainable development primarily by expanding the world’s understanding of Earth as one integrated system.

Economic Policy Institute
EPI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy and inform people and empower them to seek solutions that will ensure broadly shared prosperity and opportunity.
End poverty by 2015. This is the historic promise 189 world leaders made at the United Nations Millennium Summit in 2000 when they signed onto the Millennium Declaration and agreed to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

ETC Group
ETC Group is dedicated to the conservation and sustainable advancement of cultural and ecological diversity and human rights. To this end, ETC Group supports socially responsible developments of technologies useful to the poor and marginalized and it addresses international governance issues and corporate power.

Global Poverty Research Group
The Global Poverty Research Group (GPRG) is an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded research group of economists, political scientists, sociologists and anthropologists undertaking a multi-disciplinary programme of work investigating issues of poverty, inequality and the quality of life.

The Hunger Project
The Hunger Project is a global, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger, particularly through the empowerment of women.

The Hunger Site
The Hunger Site was founded to focus the power of the Internet on a specific humanitarian need: the eradication of world hunger.

Institute for Research on Poverty
IRP is a center for interdisciplinary research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the United States. It is based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As one of three Area Poverty Research Centers sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, it has a particular interest in poverty and family welfare in the Midwest.

Institute for Policy Research
Researchers at Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research’s program on poverty, race, and inequality look at various causes of poverty, racism, and inequality and their consequences, which include continuation of an influential research line on the effects of public housing and residential policies on child and adult outcomes.

Justice Matters
The mission of Justice Matters is to bring about racially just schools by developing and promoting education policy rooted in community vision.

National Poverty Center
The National Poverty Center is charged with promoting high-quality research on the causes and consequences of poverty, evaluating and analyzing policies to alleviate poverty, and training the next generation of poverty researchers.

Opportunity Agenda
The Opportunity Agenda, through an integrated strategy of communications, research, and advocacy, works with social justice organizations and leaders to connect with core American values and expand the constituency for opportunity in the United States.

Population Reference Bureau”
The Population Reference Bureau informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations.

Racial Equity Tools
Racial Equity Tools is a website designed to support people and groups who are working for inclusion, racial equity and social justice. The site includes ideas, strategies and tips, as well as a clearinghouse of resources and links from many sources.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to improve the health and health care of all Americans. Its efforts focus on improving both the health of everyone in America and their health care—how it’s delivered, how it’s paid for, and how well it does for patients and their families.

Southern Poverty Law Center
SPLC is internationally known for its tolerance education programs, its legal victories against white supremacists and its tracking of hate groups. is a principal online destination for people interested in dismantling bigotry and creating, in hate’s stead, communities that value diversity.

United for a Fair Economy
United for a Fair Economy is a national, independent, nonpartisan, non-profit organization that raises awareness that concentrated wealth and power undermine the economy, corrupt democracy, deepen the racial divide, and tear communities apart.