Best Nonprofit Group

TIE: SAFE Alliance; Texas Freedom Network

The U.S. Dept. of Justice reports that, statistically, a woman is raped every two minutes in America (which doesn't even account for the men and boys who also fall victim). SafePlace's mission is education, prevention, intervention, and advocacy regarding issues surrounding sexual assault and domestic violence. Tied is last year's winner, the Texas Freedom Network, an ever-growing organization of faithful Americans (their scope is now national) that strives to temper religious extremism in politics and education. Promoting a grassroots base for religious centrists, they protect personal and religious liberties, countering the Religious Right in such issues as textbook censorship and school vouchers.

SAFE Alliance
1401 Grove Blvd., 512/267-7233
www.safeaustin.org

Texas Freedom Network
PO Box 1624, 512/322-0545
www.tfn.org

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