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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Highly-Rated Charities in North Dakota

Each week, Charity Navigator features a few of the outstanding charities at work in one of the 50 states. This week we’re highlighting the five most highly-rated charities at work in communities around North Dakota.

Keep reading to learn about five awesome organizations working to improve the lives of North Dakotans and their communities.

Missouri Slope Areawide United Way (Bismarck, ND)
☆☆☆☆ + Impact
Live united.

Missouri Slope Areawide United Way funds 33 partner agencies and 66 community programs. Serving the West Central Region VII, MSA United Way covers 10 counties in North Dakota. First formed as the Community Chest in 1927, the organization was prompted by local merchants who were annually plagued by dozens of solicitors representing local and statewide agencies. They wanted to centralize their philanthropy and donate through an umbrella organization. At the time, the Community Chest was a part of the Bismarck Association of Commerce. In 1975, the Community Chest became the United Way of Bismarck and in 1985, the United Ways of Bismarck and Mandan merged, becoming the Missouri Slope Areawide United Way.

Prairie Public Broadcasting (Fargo, ND)
☆☆☆☆ + Impact
To provide programs that educate, involved and inspire the people

For more than 50 years, Prairie Public Broadcasting has been committed to strengthening the prairie region and helping rural communities remain viable by using its advanced technology and broadcast capabilities. Headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, Prairie Public Broadcasting provides public television services throughout North Dakota, northwestern Minnesota, southern Manitoba, and parts of Montana and South Dakota, and public radio service to the state of North Dakota. In addition to broadcasting services, Prairie Public Broadcasting provides a wide range of educational and technological services to communities and individuals across its coverage area.

United Way of Cass-Clay (Fargo, ND)
☆☆☆☆ + Impact
Lived united.

United Way of Cass-Clay brings people together to create lasting change that will improve lives. Their goal is to make their community a better place to live, work and raise our families. Their mission is to connect people to people, needs to resources, and experts to advocates to improve lives and advance the common good throughout Cass and Clay Counties. They are driven by this mission because underneath everything They are, underneath everything they do, they are all people, connected, interdependent, united.

YWCA Cass Clay (Fargo, ND)
Eliminating racism, empowering women

The YWCA Cass Clay is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Services offered include an emergency shelter; children's services; education and employment; transitional housing; and racial justice. The YWCA is a membership organization. Its strength is in the diversity of its membership and joining together to work toward the goal of empowering women.

Friends of Chimbote (Fargo, ND)
Transforming the lives of the poor through education

Friends of Chimbote firmly support their founders Father Jack and Sister Peggy's conviction that education is the primary factor in which the poor may overcome their desperate circumstances. However, they also recognize that basic human needs must first be met so that children may study without lethargy stemming from malnutrition, illness caused by inadequate access to health care, or lack of sleep due to no bed or home. They also need a place in which to study, funds for school supplies and uniforms, as well as other basic necessities. To respond to these needs and to ultimately transform the lives of the poor of Chimbote through education, Friends of Chimbote supports four primary areas of competency.

You can use Charity Navigator’s Advanced Search Tool or Discover feature to find even more highly-rated charities working in communities in North Dakota.

Written by Ashley Post, Communications Manager at Charity Navigator.

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