Philanthropic Organizations in the Best of the Web Directory

Philanthropic Organizations


Provides long-term development programs funded through child sponsorship, and emergency relief; describes their work, with details of educational resources, news, contacts, and how to support.

Active 20-30 US & Canada

National service organization, made up of men and women in their 20's and 30's who have a passion for improving the lives of children in their communities.

Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action

Contains details on the organization with its membership guidelines, news updates, and programs.

African Development Trust

A development and emergency relief charity founded by development-oriented individuals of African background and dedicated to development in Africa; provides a guide to their programs and projects, how to get involved, and fundraising appeals.

Aid Workers Network

A space for aid workers to ask questions, discuss topics of interest, and share information, learning and research.

All At Once

Jack Johnson's music tour has collaborated with many non-profit groups and those who attend the concerts can choose a group to support so that individuals can work together to make a difference in local and global communities.

American Veterinary Medical Foundation

Provides veterinary care in response to emergencies.

Article 25

A charity that designs, builds, and manages projects to provide better shelter wherever there is disaster, poverty, or need. Describes their programs and education activities, with news, vacancies, and how to get involved.

Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now

Community organization that deals with social justice to the cities among five countries for the benefit of its residents.

Backpacks for Kids Foundation

A non profit organization that donates new backpacks filled with quality school supplies to children in need.

Bahati Foundation

Foundation dedicated to the health and education of inner-city youth though Cycling Outreach and GIVEBACK programs.

Cambodian Communities out of Crisis

Charity active in Cambodia, mainly in the field of education, since 1994; provides information about their programs and how to get involved.

Centre for Effective Altruism

Advocates research based altruism; includes video clips and details of some of the centre's programs. Run by the University of Oxford in the UK.

CFC Donor Pledging System

Raises awareness for federal employees and military personnel to contribute donations to charities.

Charity Navigator

Evaluates the financial health of over 5,300 of America's largest charities. Browse charities by category, by size, by rating, and by scope of work.

Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

Invests in women entrepreneurs around the world, particularly in the developing world.

Community Action Nepal

A mountaineers’ charity established to support projects in Nepal that raise people's standard of living and strengthen indigenous, community-based culture.


St. Jude continues their research on cancer, pediatrics, oncology, and communications within the professional community.

Daniel Pearl Foundation

Fosters cross-cultural understanding through music, journalism, and modern communications.

Dialogue on Diversity

Provides insights about the organization along with press releases and list of upcoming activities.

Emmaüs International

Presents an international movement that seeks to evaluate the root causes of poverty.

Exponent Philanthropy

Association of funders and the only one dedicated to serving foundations with few or no staff, philanthropic families, and individual donors.

Fabretto Children's Foundation

A nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower underserved children and their families in Nicaragua through education.

Farm Aid

Charitable organization established by Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp to keep family farmers on their land.

Foundation Beyond Belief

A humanist charity that promotes secular volunteering and responsible charitable giving.

Foundation for a Better Life

Encourages adherence to a set of quality values through television and radio advertising.

The Gardiner Foundation, Inc.,

Helps families struck by tragedy by providing memorial and bereavement assistance and offering mentorship and scholarship opportunities.

Giving What We Can

Membership organization where members pledge to donate at least 10% of their income to what this organization has researched as being the most effective charities in the world.

Global Aid Worker

Offers humanitarian, relief and development workers a supportive, global community of peers and resources.

Global Giving

Charity formed by two former members of the world bank. Allows individuals to contribute directly to charitable projects around the world.

Habitat for Humanity

Non-profit charity seeing to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world.

Humanitarian Practice Network

Organization for policy-makers, practitioners, and others working in the humanitarian sector to share and disseminate information, analysis, and experience.

Karen Hilltribes Trust

Focuses on the improvement of education and health among the citizens of northwest Thailand.

Keta Foundation

Nonprofit dedicated to supporting a number of philanthropic and other institutions in Ghana, Africa, and globally.

Lily Sarah Grace Fund

Matthew Badger started this fund in honor of his three daughters. The foundations goal is to finance art in underfunded elementary schools. LSGFund

MassMutual Foundation

Strives to broaden economic opportunity for America’s youth and their families by investing in economic development, academic achievement and workforce development locally, and financial education across the United States.

National 211 Collaborative

Highlights a telephone number that connects communities in terms of volunteer opportunities and service.

National Philanthropic Trust

Helps individuals and families reach their philanthropic goals meaningfully and effectively through donor advised funds, supporting organizations and a pooled income fund.

The Nippon Foundation

Acts as a Social Innovation hub, positioned at the center of new frameworks that link citizens, companies, NGOs, governments, and international organizations, to achieve a society in which “all people support one another.”.

Northwestern Settlement

Serves its Chicago neighbors through a variety of programs that nurture, educate and inspire the American dream.

Seeks to uphold social justice by providing relief and rehabilitation for victims of violence.


Project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs aiding the relief community.

The Royal Humane Society of Australasia

Strives to grant public recognition to individuals who risk their lives for others.


Highlights an organization that aids orphaned and destitute children, underage mothers, and elders.


Nashville-based shoe charity giving to those in need. Organization collects shoes from manufacturers and individuals to be distributed to those who have none.

The Teagle Foundation

Supports new thinking in higher education, including liberal arts and assessment and measurement, as well as funding social programs in New York City.

The Tom Joyner Foundation

Supports historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with scholarships, endowments and capacity-building enhancements.


Aims to improve the economic and social well being of youth in Africa by means of Field Hockey.

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Offers information and ways to participate in aiding the survival, development and protection of children living in poverty.

Vigeo Eiris

Global independent provider of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) research and services for investors, public and private organisations and NGOs.

Volunteers of America

Non-profit social service organization that serves those in need, and partners with local communities.

William S. Abell Foundation

Supports qualified, tax-exempt organizations that serve clients who are hungry, persons with intellectual disabilities, homeless, abused women and children, and to assist at-risk pregnant women in delivering and caring for their infants.

Worker Ants

Serves as an Internet portal designed for volunteers, charities, and activist causes.

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