Charity Navigator Logo
    Charity Navigator Logo

    Error attempting donation

    You're too fast!

    Your donation attempt encountered a problem. Please refresh the page to try again.

    You're faster than our page! Give the page a little longer to finish loading and try your donation again.

    man handing elderly woman box

    Best Charities by Cause

    Our expert analysts have compiled lists of the top charities working on a variety of different causes to help guide your giving.

    Charity Navigator has expertly curated these lists of charities to help you make a difference in the causes you care about. Each list contains highly rated organizations that our team has identified as some of the best charities in their areas.

    We plan to continue refining and expanding these lists regularly so that you can find the best charities addressing some of our time's most pressing and intractable issues.


    To get started, simply visit a cause area below and find a number of highly effective charities to support.

    If you are a U.S.-registered 501(c)(3) charity with a three- or four-star Charity Navigator rating and are responding to this disaster/crisis, please complete and submit this survey, and our curation team will review.


    Most Highly Rated Charities

    Check out the select group of charities that have been assessed via all four beacons and have earned a perfect score.

    Woman making a credit card donation on laptop

    Learn How We Curate Our Lists

    View the criteria we use to select charities for our Where to Give Now, Popular Charities, and Best Charities lists.