On September 25, 2015, 193 countries at the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which included the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The goals include ending poverty, hunger, and inequality, finding solutions to climate change, and improving access to quality healthcare and education for all. Each goal has a set of targets (169 in total) that are to be achieved by the year 2030.
Here, at Charity Navigator, we rate the Financial Health, Accountability, and Transparency of over 8,000 charities. These charities work hard to meet the needs of the people they serve and many aim to eradicate the problems that plague our world today. In order to help individual donors contribute to the global effort of achieving the SDGs, we’ve curated this list* of highly-rated charities, working on a national and international scale, whose missions and programs speak to the various goals. By sorting the charities in this way, we hope to make it easier for donors to support the goals they feel most passionately about.
End poverty in all its forms everywhere
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Reduce inequality within and among countries
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
*This list highlights some 3 and 4-star organizations that work nationally and internationally. If a rated charity is not listed here it does not necessarily mean that it is not working within one or more of these goal areas.