[Image description: Black and white photo of Noam Chomsky, Resist co-founder. A red banner with white text reads: "I am a founder and a staunch supporter of Resist because they channel funds to the hundreds of grassroots groups across the country who refuse to feel helpless and refuse to be obedient. I urge you to help advance our cause—and yours—by joining our legacies of resistance society today."]

Why Leave Resist in Your Estate Plan

Resist has always been a different type of foundation.

Our story begins on October 21, 1967 when activists issued the “Call to Resist Illegitimate Authority” to oppose the Vietnam War. Over the following decades, Resist has grown to become an essential supporter of many movements that have propelled our society towards justice and liberation.

Celebrating 53 Years

Thanks to our progressive donors over the past 53 years, Resist has supported thousands of groups working on the front lines for gender equality, racial justice, LGBTQ freedom, immigrants’ rights, economic and environmental justice.

Movements for social change have transformed since Resist’s founding, and Resist continues to transform with them. Read “Transforming Resist: A Series on Radical Philanthropy” to learn how.

Leave a Legacy of Resistance

While we can’t predict the struggles of the next 53 years, we do know that strong grassroots communities will always be a core element of democratic progress. Resist is committed to supporting front-line activists that are resisting, re-imagining, healing, and transforming towards the world we want to see for the next half-century and beyond.

Like Resist’s founders, we can pay forward resources to assist with future struggles. That’s why we encourage you to remember Resist in your estate plan. By doing so, you will be supporting new generations of activists and advocates in the ongoing fight for liberation.

Throughout history, groups of people have taken leaps together, unsure of where exactly they might land but with a shared vision for a better future. We hope that your legacy donation to Resist is a commitment to another leap yet again. Together we can continue to make the impossible possible.

If you are putting Resist in your will on your own, our Federal Tax ID Number is 04-2433182. For sample text to add to your will, click here. If you would like more information about our planned giving, please contact Jasmine at

Become a Resister

Resist is a foundation that supports people’s movements for justice and liberation. We redistribute resources back to frontline communities at the forefront of change while amplifying their stories of building a better world.