The Military Chaplains’ Association of the United States of America serves as the professional organization for chaplains of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Department of Veterans Affairs and Civil Air Patrol and includes members of all faith groups.
Farm Policy Facts is a nonprofit coalition of farming and commodity groups working to educate Congress and the public on sound farm policy. Its website includes a page of data about U.S. farming.
The Balm in Gilead is a nonprofit that gives faith communities resources to help stop the spread of AIDS.
The National School Boards Association, based in Alexandria, Virginia, is a non-profit that works to support school board members across the country and to further the goals of public education.
The Institute for Marriage and Public Policy, based in Manassas, Va., posts research briefs on marriage-related topics. The institute also hosts a Marriage Debate blog.
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster helps voluntary organizations to work together to train and plan for disaster response. NVOAD, based in Alexandria, Va., also helps build connections between the voluntary groups and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Contact Ande Miller, executive director.
GuideStar and other groups track the performance of nonprofit groups – although the relief arms of some faith groups, if they are not separately incorporated, do not qualify.
Integral Yoga International is an international yoga community based in the U.S. at Swami Satchidananda’s Yogaville ashram in Buckingham, Va.
Based in Norfolk, Va., PETA is the strongest national voice against animal research. PETA urges scientists to abandon animal-poisoning tests (for drug toxicity) in favor of methods that do not use animals.