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Popular Nonprofits

These are some of the most well-known charities. They're a great place to start if you're looking to make a difference easily.

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Equal Justice Initiative

Montgomery, ALEJI works to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality.

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DonorsChoose

New York, NYWe're the nonprofit classroom funding site for public school teachers. Educators request supplies, and donors give any amount to a project that inspires them.

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Direct Relief

Santa Barbara, CAMission: Improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay.

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The Trevor Project

West Hollywood, CASaving Young LGBTQ Lives. A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.

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World Wildlife Fund

Washington, DCOur planet faces many big conservation challenges. No one person or organization can tackle these challenges alone, but together we can.

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Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund

New York, NYEverytown for Gun Safety is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities.

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charity: water

New York, NYWe're bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in need around the world.

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Electronic Frontier Foundation

San Francisco, CADefending your rights in the digital world.

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Human Rights Campaign

Washington, DCHRC is the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization. We envision a world where LGBTQ people are ensured equality at home, at work & in every community.

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Sierra Club Foundation

Oakland, CASince 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself.

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Planned Parenthood

New York, NYFor more than 100 years, Planned Parenthood has promoted a commonsense approach to women’s health and well-being, based on respect for each individual’s right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning.

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American Civil Liberties Union

New York, NYFor almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

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Top homelessness charities

Homeless charities come in all stripes, from food pantries working to feed the homeless to case management nonprofits focused on rapid rehousing. Homelessness in America is a complicated problem with many intersections, but we can help homeless families by donating to reputable housing charities.

Discover the nonprofit that tugs at your heartstrings, whether it’s focused on homeless youth, homeless families or shelters for vulnerable populations like women and LGBTQ people.

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Pine Street Inn

Boston, MAPine Street Inn is a nonprofit focused on homeless persons centers and services. With $65.7m in revenue and 822 employees, it is a relatively large organization.

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Back on My Feet

Philadelphia, PABack on My Feet combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources.

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Dallas LIFE Shelter

Dallas, TXNew Life for the Homeless

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Nicholas House, Inc

Atlanta, GANicholas House, Inc is a nonprofit focused on temporary shelter for homeless. With $2.0m in revenue and 25 employees, it is a mid-sized organization.

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Search Homeless Services

Houston, TXSearch Homeless Services is a religious organization focused on homeless persons centers and services. Founded in 1989, Search Homeless Services is headquartered in Houston, TX.

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The Boulevard of Chicago

Chicago, ILThe Boulevard of Chicago is a nonprofit focused on temporary shelter for homeless. With $2.9m in revenue and 44 employees, it is a mid-sized organization.

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N Street Village

Washington, DCN Street Village is a nonprofit focused on supplying money, goods or services to the poor. With $8.5m in revenue and 144 employees, it is a mid-sized organization.

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National Coalition for the Homeless

Washington, DCNational Coalition for the Homeless is a nonprofit focused on discussion groups, forums, and panels lectures. With $269k in revenue and 3 employees, it is a relatively small organization.

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Larkin Street Youth Services

San Francisco, CALarkin Street Youth is the largest nonprofit provider of services for homeless youth in the city, providing more than 80,000 bed-nights of emergency and supportive housing each year.

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Carpenter's Shelter

Alexandria, VACarpenter's Shelter is a nonprofit focused on temporary shelter for homeless. With $2.0m in revenue and 45 employees, it is a mid-sized organization.

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Women in Need

New York, NYWomen in Need is a nonprofit focused on women's centers. With $86.3m in revenue and 666 employees, it is a relatively large organization.

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Top environmental charities

It’s up to us to save the planet and the best environmental charities are leading the charge. Curbing climate change is multi-faceted, so nonprofits dedicated to conservation, environmental protection and protecting public lands are all part of the equation.

Find top anti-pollution charities, eco charities, tree planting charities and more. Easily and quickly discern budget and program focus to select the best environmental charities to support.

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Sierra Club Foundation

Oakland, CASince 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself.

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One Tree Planted

Shelburne, VTWe are an environmental charity on a mission of global reforestation. We plant trees in 4 region around the world and restore forests after fires and floods, create jobs, build communities, and protect critical wildlife habitat!

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350 Dot Org

Brooklyn, NYWe are standing up to the fossil fuel industry to stop all new coal, oil and gas projects and build clean energy for all.

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Earthjustice

San Francisco, CABecause the earth needs a good lawyer.

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Environmental Defense Fund

New York, NYEnvironmental Defense Fund works with businesses, government & communities to create lasting solutions to the most serious environmental problems. #ActOnClimate

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Carbonfund.org

East Aurora, NYFight Climate Change Today Go Carbonfree Support Rainforest Conservation and the Transition to a ZeroCarbon Future Programs for Individuals and Businesses of all Sizes

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National Climate Trust

Portland, ORWe value air, water and soil through the development and sale of qualified offsets and a relentless investment in people and projects with environmental purpose.

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Friends of the Earth

Washington, DCFriends of the Earth (Action), Inc. defends the environment and champions a healthy and just world.

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Top animal rights charities

Scroll to learn more about the best animal charities in the U.S. Whether your furry friends inspire you to support no-kill shelters for dogs, cats and other pets, or you care about broader animal rights issues, these nonprofits are doing the work.

Preservation of wildlife and endangered animals like tigers, whales and elephants require global coordination and widespread education, which is exactly what the animal charities focused on wildlife do. From cats to tigers, marine life to household pets, discover the best animal charities leading with transparency and collaboration.

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The Humane League

Rockville, MDThe Humane League is a nonprofit focused on animal protection and welfare. With $7.1m in revenue and 61 employees, it is a mid-sized organization.

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JaneGoodallInstitute

Vienna, VAJaneGoodallInstitute is a nonprofit focused on research and public policy analysis related to animals. With $15.8m in revenue and 37 employees, it is a relatively large organization.

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Heifer International

Little Rock, ARHeifer International is a development organization working to end hunger and poverty around the world by providing livestock and training to struggling communities.

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Best Friends Animal Society

Kanab, UTNational animal welfare organization. We run the largest no-kill animal sanctuary & programs to end the killing in America's shelters.

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Animal Welfare Institute

Washington, DCThe Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) has sought to reduce the human-inflicted suffering of all animals since its founding in 1951.

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American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

New York, NYFighting animal cruelty, promoting pet adoption, and helping you take good care of your pets! 🐾

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World Wildlife Fund

Washington, DCOur planet faces many big conservation challenges. No one person or organization can tackle these challenges alone, but together we can.

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Wildlife Conservation Society

Bronx, NYThe Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature.

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Compassion USA

Decatur, GAThe world's leading farm animal welfare organization

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African Wildlife Foundation

Washington, DCAfrican Wildlife Foundation is a nonprofit focused on wildlife preservation and protection. With $26.6m in revenue and 53 employees, it is a relatively large organization.

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Wildlife Conservation Network

San Francisco, CAWCN protects endangered species by supporting entrepreneurial conservationists who pursue strategies for people and wildlife to co-exist and thrive.

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The Marine Mammal Center

Sausalito, CAThe Marine Mammal Center is a nonprofit focused on wildlife preservation and protection. With $9.6m in revenue and 94 employees, it is a mid-sized organization.

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Turtle Island Restoration Network

Forest Knolls, CATurtle Island Restoration Network 🌎 Fighting for a blue-green planet. We mobilize people to protect and preserve oceans, rivers and marine wildlife. Join us!

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Animal Equality

Los Angeles, CAAnimal Equality is an international organization working with society, governments, and companies to end cruelty to farmed animals.

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Wildaid

San Francisco, CAWildAid fights for wildlife by targeting consumer demand for illicit products including ivory, rhino horn and shark fin. Join us. #JoinTheHerd

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Top Charities in San Francisco

With thousands of nonprofits headquartered in the Bay Area, there's no shortage of wonderful organizations to support. Whether you're hoping to donate to grassroots, local organizations helping the homeless in the Tenderloin, environmental charities focused on protecting the Presidio, or supporting an educational nonprofit in the Mission, you'll be sure to find an impactful nonprofit.

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Giant Community Fund

San Francisco, CAThe Giants Community Fund collaborates with the San Francisco Giants by using baseball as a forum to encourage underserved youth and their families to live healthy, productive lives.

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826 Valencia

San Francisco, CA826 Valencia is dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

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Openai

San Francisco, CAOpenAI is an AI research company, discovering and enacting the path to safe artificial general intelligence.

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Room To Read

San Francisco, CAWe partner with communities across the globe to promote literacy and girls' education. World change starts with educated children.

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Kiva Microfunds

San Francisco, CAMake a loan to an entrepreneur across the globe for as little as $25. Kiva is the world's first online lending platform connecting online lenders to entrepreneurs across the globe.

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California Academy of Sciences

San Francisco, CAThe California Academy of Sciences is a science museum—and scientific and educational institution—located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

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Hamilton Families

San Francisco, CAA shelter and services for homeless families in Oakland and San Francisco. We house up to 75 families per night in shelters and transitional housing.

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Mother Jones

San Francisco, CAHelp Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.

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Raphael House

San Francisco, CAThe first, and largest, family shelter in San Francisco. Raphael House provides a homelike shelter to 300 families each year.

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Wildaid

San Francisco, CAWildAid fights for wildlife by targeting consumer demand for illicit products including ivory, rhino horn and shark fin. Join us. #JoinTheHerd

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San Francisco Zoo

San Francisco, CASan Francisco Zoo is a nonprofit zoo. With $31.8m in revenue and 297 employees, it is a relatively large organization.

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Tides Center

San Francisco, CATides Center is a nonprofit focused on human services. With $150m in revenue and 828 employees, it is a relatively large organization.

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Muttville Senior Dog Rescue

San Francisco, CAMuttville's mission is to change the way the world thinks about and treats older dogs and to create better lives for them through rescue, foster, adoption, hospice, education, and advocacy.

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New Story

San Francisco, CANew Story is a nonprofit focused on human services. With $8.6m in revenue and 9 employees, it is a mid-sized organization.

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Top Charities in NYC

With over 10,000 nonprofits headquartered in New York City, there's no shortage of wonderful organizations to support. Whether you're hoping to donate to local homeless organizations, environmental charities focused on cleaning Central Park or the Hudson, you'll be sure to find an impactful nonprofit. Find great charities making a difference in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and every corner of the Big Apple.

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MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art

New York, NYMoMA, the Museum of Modern Art is a nonprofit art museum. With $283m in revenue and 1269 employees, it is a relatively large organization.

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Human Rights Watch

New York, NYExposing #HumanRights abuses around the world. We scrupulously investigate abuses, expose the facts widely, and pressure those with power to respect rights and secure justice.

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Guggenheim Museum

New York, NYVisit the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Guggenheim Museum in NYC. See the renowned permanent collection, special exhibitions.

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American Civil Liberties Union

New York, NYFor almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

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Cambridge University

New York, NYCambridge University is a educational organization. With $2.4bn in revenue and 328 employees, it is a relatively large organization.

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Columbia University

New York, NYColumbia University is a educational organization university. With $5.9bn in revenue and 35984 employees, it is a relatively large organization.

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Whitney Museum

New York, NYThe Whitney Museum of American Art. Explore works, exhibitions, and events online. Located in New York City.

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Unicef Usa

New York, NYUnicef Usa is a foundation related to united nations association. With $567m in revenue and 303 employees, it is a relatively large organization.

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Top Charities in DC

In addition to being home to politicians and government workers, D.C. is also home to a wide selection of nonprofits making either a national or local impact. With thousands of nonprofits headquartered in the DMV area, there's no shortage of wonderful organizations to support. Whether you're hoping to donate to grassroots, local organizations helping the homeless in the District, environmental charities focused on cleaning the Potomac, or supporting an educational nonprofit in Northeast DC you'll be sure to find an impactful nonprofit.

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Smithsonian

Washington, DCSmithsonian is a nonprofit museum. With $1.5bn in revenue and 7165 employees, it is a relatively large organization.

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Miriam's Kitchen

Washington, DCMiriam's Kitchen is a nonprofit focused on ending chronic and veteran homelessness by providing a pathway from meals to housing. It starts with a meal - but the goal is housing.

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Street Sense Media

Washington, DCStreet Sense Media is a nonprofit focused on homeless persons centers and services. With $395k in revenue and 5 employees, it is a relatively small organization.

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World Wildlife Fund

Washington, DCOur planet faces many big conservation challenges. No one person or organization can tackle these challenges alone, but together we can.

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American Immigration Council

Washington, DCAmerican Immigration Council is a nonprofit focused on litigation or support of litigation. With $7.5m in revenue and 39 employees, it is a mid-sized organization.

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Arena Stage

Washington, DCArena Stage is a flagship American Theater. Arena Stage is alive as a center for American theater in our nation’s capital with productions, diverse and innovative works from around the country and the nurturing of new plays.

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Duke Ellington/DESA

Washington, DCDuke Ellington School of the Arts

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National Museum of Women in the Arts

Washington, DCNational Museum of Women in the Arts is a nonprofit art exhibit. With $13.8m in revenue and 107 employees, it is a relatively large organization.