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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Charity Navigator's Top 10 Tuesday: Charities to Watch


Each Tuesday, Charity Navigator brings you a list of ten highly-rated charities. This week we’re sharing ten charities we think are worth watching. Seven of these organizations have received perfect scores and all have received our highest four star rating. These organizations operate on less than $2 million each year making donor support essential to their success.

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Rape is not part of the penalty

Just Detention International (JDI) is a health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention. JDI is concerned about the safety and well-being of all detainees, including those held in adult prisons and jails, juvenile facilities, immigration detention centers, and police lockups, whether run by government agencies or by private corporations on behalf of the government. JDI has three core goals for its work: to hold government officials accountable for prisoner rape; to promote public attitudes that value the health and safety of all people in detention; and to ensure that survivors of this type of abuse get the help they need.

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Ideas. Insights. Sustainable solutions.
Environment and Energy Study Institute (EESI) advances innovative policy solutions that set us on a cleaner, more secure and sustainable energy path.

Our Perspective:
The climate crisis is urgent.
The solution is achievable.
A healthy climate and a healthy economy go hand-in-hand.
Energy prices must reflect their true costs.
U.S. leadership is essential.

EESI carries out: 
- Policymaker education
- Technical assistance that enables energy upgrades without upfront costs
- Innovative policy development
- Work in coalition

Transforming energy infrastructures, transportation systems, land use management practices, and community designs creates new opportunities for American entrepreneurs and creates good jobs. 

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Great futures start here

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County currently operates three professionally staffed, fully-equipped facilities offering daily programs promoting the health, social, educational, vocational and character development of youth ages 6-18. Our mission is to: inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

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Funding research to cure arthritis!

To provide initial research funding to brilliant, investigative scientists with new ideas to cure arthritis and related autoimmune diseases.

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Opening a world of opportunities for people of all abilities

The Kostopulos Dream Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities through recreation, education and growth experiences. Our goal is to make our services available to all people, regardless of ability level, income or place of residence.

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Improving the quality of life for individuals and families affected by GBS, CIDP, MMN, Miller Fisher and their variants

Founded in 1980, GBS/CIDP (Guillain-Barré Syndrome / Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy) Foundation International works to improve the quality of life for individuals and families worldwide affected by GBS, CIDP and variants by: providing a network for all patients, their caregivers and families; providing public and professional educational programs worldwide designed to heighten awareness and improve the understanding and treatment of GBS, CIDP and variants; and expanding the Foundation's role in sponsoring research and engaging in patient advocacy. Guillain-Barré Syndrome is an inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nerves those outside the brain and spinal cord. Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy is a rare disorder of the peripheral nerves characterized by gradually increasing weakness of the legs and, to a lesser extent, the arms.

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Serving McHenry County, Illinois since 1996

Founded in 1996, the Family Health Partnership Clinic works to improve the health status of the community and reduce the negative impact of poor access to care by providing a broad spectrum of services to the underserved with compassion and respect. We recognize that as a community, we are responsible for each other. We provide primary care services to uninsured and under-insured residents of McHenry County.

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Prepared. For life.

Founded in 1919, the Long Beach Area Council prepares young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Scouts ages 6-21 give back over 35,000 hours of service annually to the greater Long Beach, Lakewood, Bellflower, Signal Hill, and Avalon communities. Changing lives through leadership, service, life skills, teamwork, and positive role models.

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We promise to always do the right thing for animals, regardless of the challenge or cost

Our Companion Animal Rescue's chief guiding principle is to always do the right thing for animals, regardless of the cost or challenge. We are committed to helping animals in need today, while also providing programs to prevent animals from becoming homeless. One hundred percent of our capital campaign (construction at the Ashford Sanctuary) and 99% of our operating costs (vet bills, pet food, various Sanctuary and Program Center operational expenses, etc.) are made possible by the generosity of the community. There are few non-profit organizations, animal-related or otherwise, whose ability to serve its constituents is so closely tied to the voluntary philanthropic support of the public.

1 comment:

ava314 said...

Thank you for promoting awareness of the Arthritis National Research Foundation and so many other worthy organizations on your Top Ten list.