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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.

Adult Education Programs and Services

Lowest Rated
The Trinity Forum
(Washington, DC)

Advocacy and Education
Highest Rated
Physicians for Reproductive Health
(New York, NY)

Lowest Rated
National Vietnam Veterans Foundation
(Washington, DC)

Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services
Highest Rated
Puppies Behind Bars
(New York, NY)

Lowest Rated
Home for Life
(Stillwater, MN)

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers
Highest Rated
City Parks Foundation
(New York, NY)

Lowest Rated
California State Parks Foundation
(San Francisco, CA)

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

Lowest Rated
Bayith Lepleitot
(Brooklyn, NY)

Community Foundations
Highest Rated
Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation
(Incline Village, NV)

Lowest Rated
Christian Ministries Foundation
(Brunswick, GA)

Development and Relief Services
Highest Rated
Kids Alive International
(Valparaiso, IN)

Lowest Rated
Defeat Diabetes Foundation
(Madeira Beach, FL)

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines
Highest Rated
GBS/CIDP Foundation International
(Narberth, PA)

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

Early Childhood Programs and Services
Highest Rated
Small Steps Nurturing Center
(Houston, TX)

Lowest Rated
The Child and Family Network Centers
(Alexandria, VA)

Education Policy and Reform
Highest Rated
The NEA Foundation
(Washington, DC)

Lowest Rated
Excellent Education for Everyone
(New Brunswick, NJ)

Environmental Protection and Conservation
Highest Rated
World Resources Institute
(Washington, DC)

Lowest Rated
Iditarod Trail Committee
(Wasilla, AK)

Food Banks, Food Pantries, and Food Distribution
Highest Rated
Central Texas Food Bank
(Austin, TX)

Lowest Rated
Willmar Area Food Shelf
(Willmar, MN)

Homeless Services
Highest Rated
Family Promise
(Summit , NJ)

Lowest Rated
Warren Family Mission
(Warren, OH)

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
Direct Relief
(Santa Barbara, CA)

Lowest Rated
Kids Against Hunger
(Omaha, NE)

International Peace, Security, and Affairs
Highest Rated
Washington Office on Latin America
(Washington, DC)

Lowest Rated
American Jewish Congress
(New York, NY)

Jewish Federations
Highest Rated
Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest NJ
(Whippany, NJ)

Lowest Rated
Jewish Federation of El Paso
(El Paso, TX)

Libraries, Historical Societies and Landmark Preservation
Highest Rated
The New-York Historical Society
(New York, NY)

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

Medical Research

Lowest Rated
National Cancer Center
(Plainview, NY)

Multipurpose Human Service Organizations
Highest Rated
Higher Ground Sun Valley
(Ketchum, ID)

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

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

Lowest Rated
Museum of Wisconsin Art
(West Bend, WI)

Non-Medical Science & Technology Research
Highest Rated
Carnegie Institution for Science
(Washington, DC)
Patient and Family Support
Highest Rated
Give Kids The World
(Kissimmee, FL)

Lowest Rated
National Caregiving Foundation
(Dunkirk, MD)

Performing Arts
Highest Rated
America-Israel Cultural Foundation
(New York, NY)

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

Public Broadcasting and Media
Highest Rated
Moving Picture Institute
(New York, NY)

Lowest Rated
The American Spectator Foundation
(Arlington, VA)

Religious Activities
Highest Rated
The Outreach Foundation
(Franklin, TN)

Lowest Rated
Ariel Ministries
(San Antonio, TX)

Religious Media and Broadcasting
Highest Rated
Audio Scripture Ministries
(Holland, MI)
Scholarship and Financial Support
Highest Rated
Step Up For Students
(Jacksonville, FL)

Lowest Rated
The Rusty Staub Foundation
(Peabody, MA)

Social and Public Policy Research

Lowest Rated
The Conservative Caucus Foundation
(Warrenton, VA)

Social Services
Highest Rated
Ecumenical Hunger Program
(East Palo Alto, CA)

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

Special Education
Highest Rated
National Center for Learning Disabilities
(New York, NY)

Lowest Rated
Camphill Soltane Foundation
(Glenmoore, PA)

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

Lowest Rated
Just One Life/Nefesh Achat B'Yisrael
(New York, NY)

United Ways
Highest Rated
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut
(Gales Ferry, CT)

Lowest Rated
United Way of Fresno County
(Fresno, CA)

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)

Youth Education Programs and Services
Highest Rated
Pratham USA
(Houston, TX)

Lowest Rated
College Bound
(Cerritos, CA)

Zoos and Aquariums
Highest Rated
Nashville Zoo
(Nashville, TN)

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

 

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