No one has ever become poor by giving - Anne Frank
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Charities and fund raising events are the life blood of hundreds of facilities, programs and research projects around the world. Find out who they are and what they do.
"Maimonides, a 12th century Jewish scholar, invented the following ladder of giving. Each rung up represents a higher degree of virtue:
1. The lowest: Giving begrudgingly and making the recipient feel disgraced or embarrassed.
2. Giving cheerfully but giving too little.
3. Giving cheerfully and adequately but only after being asked.
4. Giving before being asked.
5. Giving when you do not know who is the individual benefiting, but the recipient knows your identity.
6. Giving when you know who is the individual benefiting, but the recipient does not know your identity.
7. Giving when neither the donor nor the recipient is aware of the other's identity.
8. The Highest: Giving money, a loan, your time or whatever else it takes to enable an individual to be self-reliant." Source: Eight Rungs of the Giving Ladder, Charity Watch.
"Don't be intimidated by online giving. Online giving has the potential for enormous good by saving billions of dollars in fundraising costs and allowing charities to more efficiently communicate with donors. If your favorite charities take adequate precautions, giving to them online should be no more risky than handing a waiter in a restaurant your credit card." Source: What You Need to Know to Donate Safely Online, Charity Watch.
But before you donate, take time and conduct some background research. Not every charity is charitable. So, who's your favorite?
*HealthWorldNet does not guarantee or warrant any of the charities listed on this site and encourages all donors to do their own due diligence prior to donating.
Charity’s waste impairs trust in nonprofits
The problem is the horns effect, one of the many thinking errors that are a consequence of how our brains are structured. When we dislike one member of a group, our dislike spills over to other members of that group, even if there’s no good reason to think badly of them. It’s the adage of one bad apple spoils the bunch. In other words, the Wounded Warrior Project scandal will likely reduce trust in all nonprofits — including effective ones.
Doctors Without Borders: Pushing Compassion Across Political Boundaries
Few organizations are as universally admired as Médecins Sans Frontières, which has been called "the exemplar of humanitarian aid" because of both the emergency medical care volunteers provide in what are literally the world's worst conditions; and because the group is willing to call attention to the causes of crisis, no matter on which side of the political divide it lies.
Should Federal Food Aid Come with Freedom of Choice?
Food stamps don't come with many restrictions. But some lawmakers are looking to change that. Are politicians on either side of the issue interested in genuinely debating the question, or is it just politics as usual?
If you’ve ever thought about organizing a boycott, creating a petition, or raising money for a good cause, you’ve come to the right place.
Causes is a free online platform that provides easy-to-use tools for driving change. We help passionate people share ideas, find supporters, raise money, and make an impact.
Change.org is the world's largest petition platform, empowering people everywhere to create the change they want to see. We live in an amazing time, when the opportunity to make a difference is greater than ever before. Gathering people behind a cause used to be difficult, requiring lots of time, money, and a complex infrastructure. But technology has made us more connected than ever.
Charity Choice has been online for over 3 years allowing users worldwide to access the Charity Choice database. Entries on the internet are updated daily.
We help charitable givers make intelligent giving decisions by providing information on over five thousand charities and by evaluating the financial health of each of these charities. We ensure our evaluations are widely used by making them easy to understand and available to the public free of charge.
Charity.com is a charitable project of the Cowabunga Corporation and has from the very beginning strived to provide Charity and Non-Profit information in a caring but different way.
CharityWatch is a nationally prominent charity rating and evaluation service dedicated to helping donors make informed giving decisions.
DoSomething.org is the country’s largest not-for-profit for young people and social change. We have 2,144,516 members (and counting!) who kick ass on causes they care about. Bullying. Animal cruelty. Homelessness. Cancer. The list goes on. DoSomething.org spearheads national campaigns so 13- to 25-year-olds can make an impact - without ever needing money, an adult, or a car. Over 2.4 million people took action through DoSomething.org in 2012. Why? Because apathy sucks.
Findacure is a charity that raises awareness and funds research into fundamental diseases: extreme and exceptional diseases that advance our understanding of medicine and help us discover potential new treatments.
You can make your own fundraising page on Firstgiving to raise money for any nonprofit organization.
Email your page to friends, family and colleagues, who donate by credit or debit card in an easy, secure online transaction.
Sports events are becoming even more commonplace than the customary star studded gala. Whether you run, walk, ride or sponsor, it's a win/win for everyone. Not only do you get the chance to exercise and in some cases compete, but at the same time you also help raise money for worthwhile causes.
Start collecting donations for your nonprofit with no upfront costs or hidden fees. Create beautiful fundraising campaigns, manage your organization's supporters and make better use of your valuable time.
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Not only do we provide the best shopping deals on the internet, but we also make a donation to the nonprofit or school of your choice for almost every purchase you make. That's right: when you shop with Goodshop you don't just save. You also give, at no extra cost.
GuideStar's mission is to revolutionize philanthropy and nonprofit practice by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving.
The Humane Charity Seal of Approval is the easiest way for donors to spot charities that are committed to providing vital services and care to patients or advancing research without the use of animals.
Medical and health charities are another major category on Justgiving, and encompass charities that work in all fields of medical research and health promotion. Medical funding charities also help those that care for patients and their families.
One Today lets you easily give $1 each day to causes and nonprofits that inspire you. It's a community of generous people like you doing one good deed a day.
We like collaborating with inspired fundraising folk, charities, developers, companies, brands to create new interesting, easy, fun ways to encourage people to support great causes. We can help you bring your great ideas to life.
We're a community: we connect people who want to change the world together.
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The Advocacy Program focuses on access to care; maintaining and extending Medicare benefits; genetic non-discrimination; increasing public health funding; traveling with supplemental oxygen; organ allocation for lung transplantation and includes working with the Congressional COPD Caucus to further our goals.
The mission of The ALS Association is to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global, cutting-edge research, and to empower people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
America's Charities helps the nation’s most trusted charities thrive by generating sustainable income through workplace giving and additional paths. We inspire employers and individuals to reach their philanthropic goals and support the charities of their choice.
American Fidney Fund
The American Kidney Fund is our nation's #1 source of direct financial assistance to kidney patients, and is a leader in providing education to those with and at risk for kidney disease.
American Vitiligo Research Foundation
This website was created to help vitiligo patients and their families. The AVRF strives to raise awareness, educate, and help patients live with a greater understanding and acceptance of vitiligo.
APS Foundation of America
Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome Foundation of America...We are independent and donating all of the costs for the website and forum to support our mission. Our mission is to spread awareness of APS and other clotting problems and for patients, family and friends to understand this disease.
Autoimmune Information Network
A.I.N. helps direct patients and families to medication assistance programs, support groups, help with paperwork and applications, even find monetary resources if the need arises. We can help you find doctors that specialize in these diseases and transportation to them.
Generally, if a charity is not on our report list, we do not have a current report on the charity. However, we are continuously updating reports, and generating new evaluations. We may be able to provide you with some basic information in the interim until the report is finalized.
CanadaHelps, a public charitable foundation (896568417RR0001), is Canada's only donation portal that provides access to all of Canada's 80,000 charities, from national organizations like national cancer charities to smaller groups like local animal shelters and soup kitchens.
Coalition for Medical Progress
The Coalition for Medical Progress (CMP) is an alliance of organisations that share the common aim to ensure the UK continues to lead advances in human and animal medicine. The role of CMP is to help explain the case for medical progress and the benefits brought about by animal research.
Community Health Charities
Community Health Charities (CHC) has more than 50 years of combined experience in workplace fund raising.
Compassion & Choices
Compassion & Choices is a nonprofit organization working to improve care and expand choice at the end of life. As a national organization with over 60 chapters and 30,000 members, we help patients and their loved ones face the end of life with calm facts and choices of action during a difficult time.
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
The tax-deductible donation you make today, whether for you or for someone else, will go a long way in helping us get closer to curing Crohn''s disease and ulcerative colitis. We are extremely grateful to our many generous donors and sponsors who have made it possible for us to invest more than $125 million in research projects.
Giving to the Epilepsy Foundation means you make the world a better, easier, more manageable place for someone special '' give someone the opportunity to feel proud of who they are and live every day to their fullest potential.
Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Our mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger. Each year, the Feeding America network provides food to more than 25 million low-income people facing hunger in the United States, including more than 9 million children and nearly 3 million seniors.
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research
FSR is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving care for sarcoidosis patients and to finding a cure for this disease. We feel strongly that rigorous and extensive scientific research will unlock the mysteries of this disease. In the last five years we have awarded $750,000 to support innovative research projects which have led to an additional $1.2 million in subsequent awards to our researchers.
Health & Medical Research Charities of America
Health & Medical Research Charities of America (HMR) is a nonprofit organization that pre-screens high quality national and international charities and presents them for your giving consideration.
Independent Charities of America
Our purpose is to represent charities that meet the highest standards of public accountability and program effectiveness and to facilitate gifts to those charities from contributors in fund drives conducted at work and on the web.
The Foundation's mission is implemented through an international program of research institutes, professorships, and symposia in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience, and theoretical physics as well as prizes in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience.
With the support of donors like you, the American Liver Foundation can continue to promote education about liver wellness, provide assistance to those affected by and at risk for liver disease, and work to find cures and better treatments for all diseases of the liver. Help us to continue this vital work.
Lupus Foundation of America
The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) relies on your tax deductible contributions to fund vital research to find the causes and cure for lupus, to educate health care professionals about development in diagnosis and treatment, and to provide support to individuals affected by lupus.
Medical Advances Without Animals
It is the judgment of the MAWA Trust that future solutions to the many diseases which continue to plague humanity will come from the progressive replacement of animal experimentation with human-based research. To this end, the Trust will make funds available to facilitate the development and utilisation of non-animal-based experimental methodologies in all fields of medical research.
Michael J. Fox Foundation
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease within the decade through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today.
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation has made incredible strides in the fight against multiple myeloma. Think of your donation as an investment toward a cure. Think of yourself as a partner in our efforts.
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America
The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA) is the only national volunteer health agency dedicated solely to the fight against myasthenia gravis. MGFA has over 30 Chapters around the United States serving patients and their families and caregivers through support groups and programs.
National Alopecia Areata Foundation
NAAF supports research to find a cure or acceptable treatment for alopecia areata, supports those with the disease, and educates the public about alopecia areata. Founded in 1981, NAAF is widely regarded as the largest, most influential and most representative foundation associated with alopecia areata.
National Headache Foundation
Our goal is to raise public awareness that headaches are a legitimate biological disease and sufferers should receive understanding and continuity of care.
National Kidney Foundation
The National Kidney Foundation, Inc., a major voluntary health organization, seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.
National Organization for Rare Diseases
NORD is a unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare "orphan" diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service.
National Parkinson Foundation
Our mission is to find the cause of and the cure for Parkinson disease through research, to improve the quality of life for persons with Parkinson and their caregivers and to educate persons with Parkinson, their caregivers, healthcare professionals, and the general public about Parkinson disease and its treatment.
NFL Charities is the cornerstone of the National Football League's commitment to community service. NFL Charities supports programs and initiatives that deliver education and youth services, designates funds to assist the foundations of current and former players working in local communities.
Parkinson's Disease Foundation
We are a leading national presence in Parkinson's disease research, education and public advocacy. We are working for the nearly one million people in the US who live with Parkinson's by funding promising scientific research and supporting people with Parkinson's, their families and caregivers through educational programs and support services.
Parkinson's Resource Organization
Our mission is to help families affected by Parkinson's forge through the journey of the disease's progression with as much quality as life can provide.
PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds, and other "pests" as well as cruelty to domesticated animals.
The Planetree model of care is a patient-centered, holistic approach to healthcare, promoting mental, emotional, spiritual, social, and physical healing. It empowers patients and families through the exchange of information and encourages healing partnerships with caregivers. It seeks to maximize positive healthcare outcomes by integrating optimal medical therapies and incorporating art and nature into the healing environment.
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Scientists at the Salk Institute can pursue their important research because of the support and commitment of those who believe in the Salk's mission. Individual donors, foundations, and volunteers play a vital role in the Salk's successes.
Sarcoid Networking Association
The Sarcoid Networking Association looks beyond the sufferings and struggles in the life of Sarcoidians to finding a cure for this disease, knowing that together we can all make a difference through communication, commitment and education.
We believe that we can help people with Sarcoidosis by providing them with as much information as possible
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
The Chronicle provides news and information for executives of tax-exempt organizations in health, education, religion, the arts, social services, and other fields, as well as fund raisers, professional employees of foundations, institutional investors, corporate grant makers, and charity donors.
The Floating Hospital
Founded in 1866 as New York's first pediatric clinic, The Floating Hospital (TFH) has delivered a unique blend of medical care, health education, outreach and advocacy to over 5 million New Yorkers in its 140-year history.
The Trudeau Institute was founded in 1884 as a tuberculosis treatment and research facility. As new drugs became available in the 1950's to treat the disease, the Institute was rededicated in 1964 as an independent nonprofit organization committed to world-class medical research.
VF members and friends work together to host fundraising events to support our Research, Awareness and Support Programs. All of the events share the same goal to raise awareness and understanding of vasculitis and the individual vasculitic diseases.
Today, biomedical engineering (BME) is a global discipline. Biomedical engineers know that, as work in the field becomes more refined, the best place to study or conduct research is not always in the U.S. Although there are currently few opportunities to go abroad to leverage international expertise, the Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program makes available just such an opportunity.
Will Rogers Institute
The Will Rogers Institute is a national charitable organization dedicated to the support of lung research and developing new treatments and cures for pulmonary diseases and disorders.