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Highest and Lowest-Rated Charities

We offer the following list as a quick reference guide to the highest and lowest-rated charity in each cause that we evaluate. In providing this list, our goal is to help you navigate the crowded charitable marketplace and make intelligent giving decisions.

Civil Rights and Advocacy
Highest Rated
Equal Justice Initiative
(Montgomery, AL)

Lowest Rated
Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund
(Arlington, VA)

Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services
Highest Rated
Greenville Humane Society
(Greenville, SC)

Lowest Rated
Macomb County Humane Society
(Utica, MI)

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers
Highest Rated
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
(Pittsburgh, PA)

Lowest Rated
Memphis Botanic Garden Foundation
(Memphis, TN)

Children's and Family Services
Highest Rated
Forever Young Foundation
(Mesa, AZ)

Lowest Rated
The Forge for Families
(Houston, TX)

Community and Housing Development

Lowest Rated
Fund for Boston Neighborhoods
(Boston, MA)

Community Foundations
Highest Rated
American Endowment Foundation
(Hudson, OH)

Lowest Rated
Christian Ministries Foundation
(Brunswick, GA)

Development and Relief Services
Highest Rated
Life In Abundance International
(Pasadena, CA)

Lowest Rated
World Villages for Children
(Greenbelt, MD)

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines
Highest Rated
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago
(Chicago, IL)

Lowest Rated
Friends of MS Charities
(Salt Lake City, UT)

Environmental Protection and Conservation
Highest Rated
North Cascades Institute
(Sedro-Woolley, WA)

Lowest Rated
Iditarod Trail Committee
(Wasilla, AK)

Food Banks, Food Pantries, and Food Distribution
Highest Rated
Midwest Food Bank
(Bloomington, IL)

Lowest Rated
Rotary First Harvest
(Seattle, WA)

Foreign Charity Support Organizations
Highest Rated
Palestine Children's Relief Fund
(Kent, OH)

Lowest Rated
American Friends of Kupat Hair
(Brooklyn, NY)

Fundraising Organizations
Highest Rated
Charities Aid Foundation America
(Alexandria, VA)

Lowest Rated
Texas Stampede
(Dallas, TX)

Homeless Services
Highest Rated
Preble Street
(Portland, ME)

Lowest Rated
Panama City Rescue Mission
(Panama City, FL)

Humanitarian Relief Supplies
Highest Rated
Books For Africa
(St. Paul, MN)
International Peace, Security, and Affairs
Highest Rated
Women's Learning Partnership
(Bethesda, MD)

Lowest Rated
American Jewish Congress
(New York, NY)

Libraries, Historical Societies and Landmark Preservation
Highest Rated
Archaeological Conservancy
(Albuquerque, NM)

Lowest Rated
Global Heritage Fund
(Palo Alto, CA)

Medical Research
Highest Rated
Autism Research Institute
(San Diego, CA)

Lowest Rated
Walker Cancer Research Institute
(Aberdeen, MD)

Multipurpose Human Service Organizations
Highest Rated
YMCA of Greater Seattle
(Seattle, WA)

Lowest Rated
Police Protective Fund
(Austin, TX)

Museums
Highest Rated
Chrysler Museum of Art
(Norfolk, VA)

Lowest Rated
Korean War National Museum
(Chicago, IL)

Other Education Programs and Services
Highest Rated
Step Up For Students
(Jacksonville, FL)

Lowest Rated
Readers Are Leaders Foundation
(Houston, TX)

Patient and Family Support

Lowest Rated
Wishing Well Foundation USA
(Metairie, LA)

Performing Arts
Highest Rated
La Jolla Playhouse
(La Jolla, CA)

Lowest Rated
Tipitina's Foundation
(New Orleans, LA)

Private Elementary and Secondary Schools
Highest Rated
Epiphany School
(Dorchester, MA)

Lowest Rated
Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia
(Philadelphia, PA)

Private Liberal Arts Colleges
Highest Rated
Davidson College
(Davidson, NC)

Lowest Rated
Birmingham-Southern College
(Birmingham, AL)

Public Broadcasting and Media
Highest Rated
Vermont Public Radio
(Colchester, VT)

Lowest Rated
Caucus Educational Corporation
(Verona, NJ)

Religious Activities
Highest Rated
Young Life
(Colorado Springs, CO)

Lowest Rated
Shiloh International Ministries
(La Verne, CA)

Religious Media and Broadcasting
Highest Rated
Andrew Wommack Ministries
(Colorado Springs, CO)
Research and Public Policy Institutions
Highest Rated
RESULTS Educational Fund
(Washington, DC)
Social Services
Highest Rated
Energy Outreach Colorado
(Denver, CO)

Lowest Rated
Children's Charity Fund, Inc.
(Sarasota, FL)

Treatment and Prevention Services
Highest Rated
Community Volunteers in Medicine
(West Chester, PA)

Lowest Rated
Breast Cancer Prevention Fund
(Everett, WA)

Universities, Graduate Schools, and Technological Institutes
Highest Rated
ASU Foundation
(Tempe, AZ)

Lowest Rated
Emmanuel Christian Seminary
(Johnson City, TN)

Wildlife Conservation
Highest Rated
Big Cat Rescue
(Tampa, FL)

Lowest Rated
Tiger Haven
(Kingston, TN)

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services
Highest Rated
Do Something
(New York, NY)

Lowest Rated
California Police Youth Charities
(Roseville, CA)

Zoos and Aquariums
Highest Rated
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
(Clearwater, FL)

Lowest Rated
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
(Omaha, NE)

 
 
   
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