Vision 2020 Co-Manifestival
Peace, Environment and Social Justice Charities

Earthdance International

Earthdance is a California 501c3 non-profit tax-exempt organization that is financially supported by the people who produce and participate in the Earthdance global event.

The organization coordinates the annual Earthdance international music and dance festival for peace, and the global synchronized link-up, when the Prayer for Peace music track and affirmation is played at each event around the world, and online.

Now in its 24th year, Earthdance has supported the work of peace, sustainability, and social justice charities in many countries, via producers and communities that participate in the global event, by generating awareness, donations and activism.

Last Prisoner Project

Earthdance.TV beneficiary

Imagine sitting in a cell for years, decades, or even for life, convicted of an activity that is no longer a crime, while thousands of other people build intergenerational wealth doing exactly the same thing.

That is the situation that over 40,000 cannabis prisoners face today in the United States alone, while countless others languish in jails and prisons worldwide. The Last Prisoner Project is a nonprofit coalition of cannabis industry leaders, executives, and artists dedicated to bringing restorative justice to the cannabis industry.

Cherokee Preservation Foundation

Earthdance Asheville beneficiary

The Cherokee Preservation Foundation’s mission is to preserve our native culture, protect and enhance our natural environment, and create appropriate and diverse economic opportunities in order to improve the quality of life for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) and our neighbors in western North Carolina.

Examples of work where we are involved include Cherokee language revitalization, perpetuation of Cherokee artistic traditions, leadership development programs for EBCI tribal members, support of entrepreneurship to diversify the regional economy, connecting rural schools with broadband and helping teachers learn and embrace technology-based learning tools, and renewable energy and energy efficiency programs.

The Foundation was established as part of the Second Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact between the EBCI and the State of North Carolina. We are an independent nonprofit foundation funded by the EBCI from gaming revenues generated by the Tribe. We are not associated with any for-profit gaming entity.

Coletivo Terra Vermelha

Earthdance Campo Grande, Brazil beneficiary

We are a civil society organization, domiciled in Campo Grande-MS, which supports the struggle of the indigenous peoples of the state, in several ways: demonstrations, food collection campaigns, disseminating news made by our own members about the problems, or carried out by the indigenous movement,

We are students, teachers, journalists, lawyers and etc… who have been in this struggle since the end of 2011. We are not financed by the government, we have autonomy, the resource to be moving among the indigenous movement came out of our own pocket. We are also not supported by any political party. We are citizens who are mobilized for the indigenous issue and we have total freedom to act in this way, as established in art. 5 of the Federal Constitution of 1988.

Sea Watch

Earthdance Hamburg beneficiary

Sea-Watch e.V. is a non-profit organization that conducts civil search and rescue operations in the Central Med. In the presence of the humanitarian crisis, Sea-Watch provides emergency relief capacities, demands and pushes for rescue operations by the european institutions and stands up publicly for legal escape routes. Since a political solution in the sense of a #SafePassage is not on the horizon, we have expanded our field of operation and made new plans. We are politically and religiously independent and are financed solely through donations.

The Trussell Trust

Earthdance London beneficiary

We support a nationwide network of food banks and together we provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

We know it takes more than food to end hunger. That’s why we bring together the experiences of food banks in our network to challenge the structural economic issues that lock people in poverty, and campaign to end the need for food banks in the UK.

The Epilepsy Association

Earthdance RadioCave beneficiary

The Epilepsy Association (formerly The Epilepsy Association of Central Florida) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for persons affected by epilepsy and seizure disorders. Not only does The Epilepsy Association provide related medical and case management services for those with epilepsy but we also offer educational programs to understand epilepsy for your business, community group, school, etc.

In addition, The Epilepsy Association reaches millions more every month through an award-winning epilepsy education news and information site. is used by over 4,000,000 people in over 150 countries.

Uganda Wildlife Authority

Earthdance Uganda beneficiary

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is a semi-autonomous government agency that conserves and manages Uganda’s wildlife for the people of Uganda and the whole world. This agency was established in 1996 after the merger of the Uganda National Parks and the Game Department, and the enactment of the Uganda Wildlife Statute, which became an Act in 2000. UWA is mandated to ensure sustainable management of wildlife resources and supervise wildlife activities in Uganda both within and outside the protected areas.

With 10 national parks and 12 wildlife reserves under its jurisdiction, UWA’s role in managing the country’s tourism industry and attracting investors to the sector has been a significant one. It also manages five community wildlife management areas and 13 wildlife sanctuaries. The challenges facing the management and conservation of wildlife and biodiversity in Uganda are myriad, and they include poaching, competition in the regional tourism market, human wildlife conflict and wildlife crimes.

Stakeholders, partners and communities that live around these protected areas have been employed to help tackle some of these issues. The organization has also developed strategies within its management policies to help solve some of these challenges.

Flipflopi Dhow

Earthdance Uganda beneficiary

In June 2016 we decided to try and build a boat entirely from plastic collected on beaches and roadsides in Kenya to show the potential of ‘already-used’ plastic. And two years later, using over ten tonnes of plastic waste and 30,000 repurposed flipflops – we succeeded.

Built on the island of Lamu using traditional dhow builders and techniques, the world’s very first 100% recycled plastic dhow launched in September 2018, and recently completed its first ground-breaking expedition sailing over 500km from Kenya to Zanzibar, Tanzania.

But of course it has never really been about the boat… we simply want to demonstrate that single use plastic doesn’t make sense, and we hope people around the world are inspired to find their own ways to repurpose ‘already-used’ plastic.

We always believed that our positive message and brightly coloured dhow would attract the world’s attention to plastic pollution by making them stop and smile. However, the response has been far greater than we could have imagined. By sailing down the African coast, we have seen direct impact on the tourism industry, and have been engaging communities, policy makers and businesses in serious discussions about plastic and the environment.

Now our hope is to take the plastic revolution from Africa to the world. By building a much bigger ocean-faring boat, our aim is to sail around the world to connect corporates, individuals, and law-makers who hold the keys to turning the tide on plastic. Wherever you may live, the reality is that we are all standing on the edge of a global calamity. Urgent actions are needed, so we urge you all to join the #plasticrevolution and make your voice heard!