Why donate to CCC?
Our dependence upon coal for electricity comes at a steep cost to both communities and the environment.
Coal mining and processing most frequently happens in poverty-stricken, rural communities, and the burning of coal in power plants releases toxins that disproportionately impact minority populations.
Citizens Coal Council is the only national organization that focuses exclusively on coal-related issues. As a cornerstone organization in the fight against Big Coal, we need your help in expanding our reach to those communities with fewest resources.
You can rest assured that we are extraordinarily judicious with how we spend our donations. Approximately 89% of our funding goes directly to issue work, so you know that your donations are in good hands.
Where can i find out more about CCC's history?
It's definitely understandable (and wise!) to want to research organizations that receive your donations. You can find out about our history and accomplishments here. We believe in transparency, and will be happy to answer any of your questions. You can call us at 412-257-2223, or email us at ccc(at)citizenscoalcouncil(dot)org. You can also ask questions via our social media pages (see links at the bottom of this page).
why should we donate to CCC instead of 'xyz' organization?
CCC supports efforts to make our world a better place, and the vast majority of organizations are diligently working toward that goal. Around this time of year, there are many organizations making appeals for donations. What makes CCC unique is that despite the fact that we are a national organization, we are still very much grassroots-based. This means that our issue work is driven by the needs of the people in the coalfields. Our decisions are based on constant feedback from people living in directly-impacted communities, rather than being determined by a board of directors that is detached from the stark realities facing coalfield residents. We're not about flashy campaigns designed to draw in big bucks. We'll take helping a greater number of people over raking in the dough any day.