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    Making a Difference Starts Here

    Find and support charities that align with your passions this Holiday Season.


    Be an Informed, Impactful Donor

    Use our ratings and resources to guide your giving to the most effective charities serving the causes you care about.

    Where to Give Now
    • Map of Israel and Gaza
      Humanitarian Crisis in Israel and Gaza
      Discover and donate to highly rated charities providing disaster relief and recovery services for affected communities in Israel and Gaza.
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      West Afghanistan Earthquake
      Discover and donate to highly rated charities providing disaster relief and recovery services for those impacted by the earthquake in western Afghanistan.
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      Hawaii Wildfires
      Make your donation count for those impacted by the fires in Hawaii. Our analysts have curated a list of highly rated charities involved in relief and recovery efforts.
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    Best Charities
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      Feedback Excellence
      Discover top-rated charities that are leading a movement that places the voices and perspectives of their beneficiaries at the heart of their measurement practices.
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      Most Highly Rated Charities
      Based on our metrics, these organizations are highly impactful in their given cause area, are fiscally responsible and transparent, and follow leadership and organizational culture best practices.
      28 charities
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      Animal Charities
      Support a range of charities focused on protecting, defending, and providing needed services to domestic and wild animals.
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    Charity Navigator is a research tool for anyone looking to make a difference.

    You can use Charity Navigator to find and support thousands of charities that align with your passions and values. We use data from the IRS, partners, and the charities themselves to power our unbiased ratings so that you can give with confidence.

    Donor Basics
    • Protect Your Giving
      Giving 101
      Just starting out with giving? Look here for questions to ask a charity, strategies for maximizing your donation, and more.
    • Where to Give
      Where to Give
      Discover and support organizations responding to current events and crises.
    • Donor Tools
      Donor Tools
      Whether you’re a new donor or a seasoned philanthropist, use these tools to help make the most of your giving.


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