Stand With Me was started by civil rights advocate Ehsan Zaffar to bring vulnerable communities together in the wake of rising hate crimes. We are a nationally-based non profit that works to rapidly connect communities under threat to resources, allies and each other. Learn more about our work and people behind the organization below.

Our Values

Teamwork. Figuring out how to create teams who are capable of accomplishing great things is at the heart of everything we do. We believe in teamwork even over individual recognition.

The Public Good. We aim to be essential and helpful for communities of conscience and communities of color - this means going beyond just helping communities to combat hate, but also to diminish distrust, increase education and increase resilience to generalized harms.

Equity. We believe our work should strive to equalize benefits, especially when those benefits unduly accrue to those who already have them in abundance.


Our Team


Advisory Council