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Best Charities by Cause

Our expert analysts have compiled these lists of 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 about ten 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.



  • The Global Poverty Fund
    Address Global Poverty
    Help make the world a better place for impoverished communities.
  • The Hunger Fund
    End Hunger
    Help provide food to those in need.
  • The Animal Welfare Fund
    Support Animal Welfare
    Help provide care to animals in need.
  • The Environmental Fund
    Protect the Environment
    Help protect the environment.
  • The Education Fund
    Improve Education
    Help make learning possible for students of all ages.
  • The Homelessness Fund
    Reduce Homelessness
    Help provide housing and care for the homeless.
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    Black-Founded Nonprofits
    Nonprofits uplifting the Black community and working across a spectrum of category causes.
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    Immigration and Refugees
    These highly rated charities are leading the conversations on immigration, refugees, and global migration.

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.

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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.