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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
PAWS Chicago
(Chicago, IL)

Lowest Rated
Macomb County Humane Society
(Utica, MI)

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers
Highest Rated
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
(Aspen, CO)

Lowest Rated
Descanso Gardens Guild, Inc.
(La CaƱada Flintridge, CA)

Children's and Family Services
Highest Rated
Hour Children
(Long Island City, NY)

Lowest Rated
Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches
(Batesville, AR)

Community Foundations
Highest Rated
California Community Foundation
(Los Angeles, CA)

Lowest Rated
Christian Ministries Foundation
(Brunswick, GA)

Development and Relief Services
Highest Rated
Meds & Food for Kids
(St. Louis, MO)

Lowest Rated
World Villages for Children
(Annapolis, MD)

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

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

Environmental Protection and Conservation
Highest Rated
Fauna & Flora International
(Washington, DC)
Food Banks, Food Pantries, and Food Distribution
Highest Rated
Midwest Food Bank
(Bloomington, IL)

Lowest Rated
Willmar Area Food Shelf
(Willmar, MN)

Foreign Charity Support Organizations
Highest Rated
India Development and Relief Fund
(North Bethesda, MD)

Lowest Rated
Diskin Orphan Home of Israel
(Brooklyn, NY)

Fundraising

Lowest Rated
Scottsdale League for the Arts
(Scottsdale, AZ)

Homeless Services
Highest Rated
Upper Valley Haven
(White River Junction, VT)

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

Housing and Neighborhood Development
Highest Rated
Habitat for Humanity of Collier County
(Naples, FL)

Lowest Rated
Sons of Italy Foundation
(Washington, DC)

Humanitarian Relief Supplies
Highest Rated
Books For Africa
(St. Paul, MN)

Lowest Rated
Kids Against Hunger
(New Hope, MN)

International Peace, Security, and Affairs
Highest Rated
Synergos
(New York, NY)

Lowest Rated
American Jewish Congress
(New York, NY)

Libraries, Historical Societies and Landmark Preservation
Highest Rated
The Seattle Public Library Foundation
(Seattle, WA)

Lowest Rated
CEC/Seabee Historical Foundation
(Gulfport, MS)

Medical Research

Lowest Rated
Walker Cancer Research Institute
(Aberdeen, MD)

Multipurpose Human Service Organizations
Highest Rated
National Ability Center
(Park City, UT)

Lowest Rated
Disabled Police Officers of America
(Niceville, FL)

Museums
Highest Rated
Metropolitan Museum of Art
(New York, NY)

Lowest Rated
Korean War National Museum
(Chicago, IL)

Non-Medical Science & Technology Research
Highest Rated
North Carolina Agricultural Foundation
(Raleigh, NC)
Other Education Programs and Services
Highest Rated
Step Up For Students
(Jacksonville, FL)

Lowest Rated
College Bound
(Cerritos, CA)

Patient and Family Support
Highest Rated
Camp John Marc
(Dallas, TX)

Lowest Rated
Wishing Well Foundation USA
(Metairie, LA)

Performing Arts
Highest Rated
Community Partnership for Arts and Culture
(Cleveland, OH)

Lowest Rated
The Sun Valley Center for the Arts
(Sun Valley, ID)

Private Elementary and Secondary Schools
Highest Rated
Harlem Academy
(New York, NY)

Lowest Rated
South Bend Hebrew Day School
(Mishawaka, IN)

Private Liberal Arts Colleges
Highest Rated
Haverford College
(Haverford, PA)

Lowest Rated
Birmingham-Southern College
(Birmingham, AL)

Public Broadcasting and Media
Highest Rated
WYEP
(Pittsburgh, PA)

Lowest Rated
The American Spectator Foundation
(Arlington, VA)

Religious Activities
Highest Rated
Urban Youth Impact
(West Palm Beach, FL)

Lowest Rated
Shiloh International Ministries
(La Verne, CA)

Religious Media and Broadcasting
Highest Rated
Andrew Wommack Ministries
(Colorado Springs, CO)

Lowest Rated
Point of View Ministries
(Dallas, TX)

Social and Public Policy Research
Highest Rated
Middle East Forum
(Philadelphia, PA)

Lowest Rated
Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research
(Washington, DC)

Social Services
Highest Rated
Air Warrior Courage Foundation
(Silver Spring, MD)

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

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

Lowest Rated
Teen Challenge of the Midlands
(Colfax, IA)

Universities, Graduate Schools, and Technological Institutes
Highest Rated
Carnegie Mellon University
(Pittsburgh, PA)

Lowest Rated
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
(Delaware, OH)

Wildlife Conservation
Highest Rated
Wildlife Conservation Network
(San Francisco, CA)

Lowest Rated
Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary
(Indian Shores, FL)

Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services
Highest Rated
Place of Hope
(Palm Beach Gardens, FL)

Lowest Rated
California Police Youth Charities
(Roseville, CA)

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

Lowest Rated
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
(San Pedro, CA)

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