One of the reasons I wanted to start making chocolate is that I really wanted to be able to help others with their future, whatever that meant. I'm a middle class white male and am naturally imbued, by birth, with the station of privilege that some others do not have which make me responsible to help others. For me, that means educating new beekeepers with making decisions about their newest love, the hive. But that's not all I care about. I also care deeply about the cacao industry as a whole and women's issues, which are really men's issues.
I'm finally at a point where I can make small monthly donations to organizations I appreciate. The first is The Heirloom Cacao project https://www.hcpcacao.org/ where they help farmer populations grow their business in becoming successful.
The second is a $50 monthly contribution to the Advocate Safehouse Project, https://www.advocatesafehouseproject.org/ a wonderful organization that serves women and their children who have been abused and battered. Locations are kept secret, so the women can rest in safety and recover. I so appreciate this organization. They also have a great film series to raise funds that is worth your while.
The third is Bees for Development https://www.beesfordevelopmentnorthamerica.org/ they empower those that need a little extra help that struggle with hearing loss or blindness navigate a world where they can care for themselves and gain self-esteem and create a living for themselves and their families.
I am proud to be able to donate to these organizations on a monthly basis and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future while adding other organizations or upping my contributions to the ones I already assist. I encourage you to do the same when you can.