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In times of crisis and disaster, communities across the world turn inward to embrace those they love and support, while extending their kindness and generosity to those affected. This generosity turns into billions of volunteer hours, trillions of dollars in donations, and hundreds of millions of tons of donated supplies. 

When disaster strikes a community -- whether it be by natural or man-made causes -- Charity Navigator provides lists of highly-rated organizations working to help those affected in whatever way they can. These organizations are extraordinarily effective at what they do, giving you the chance to support a cause where your dollar donated (or your hour volunteered) will go furthest.

Wildfires in Western States Wildfires in Western States
Highly-rated charities providing support to communities affected by severe wildfires in the Western states of the US, including Oregon, Washington state, California, and Montana.
#StopAsianHate: Nonprofits Serving Asian Communities #StopAsianHate: Nonprofits Serving Asian Communities
In response to the tragic deaths of eight Asian American spa employees in Atlanta, Georgia, and the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans across the Nation, Charity Navigator analysts have curated a list of highly-rated Asian American nonprofits
Highly-Rated Nonprofits Dedicated to Veterans and Military Service Members Highly-Rated Nonprofits Dedicated to Veterans and Military Service Members
Support a highly-rated organization helping veterans, active or injured military personnel and their families.
Indigenous Peoples & Native-Led Nonprofits Indigenous Peoples & Native-Led Nonprofits
Indigenous Peoples Day acknowledges the heritage and contributions of Indigenous People while recognizing and confronting the resilience of their communities as they continue to face institutionalized racial and social disparities.
Breast Cancer Charities Breast Cancer Charities
With so many breast cancer charities vying for your attention in October, in can be hard to know which ones are worthy of your support.
Suicide Prevention and Depression Education & Awareness Suicide Prevention and Depression Education & Awareness
These highly-rated charities are leading the conversation on mental heath support and suicide prevention.
Black-Founded Nonprofits Black-Founded Nonprofits
Support these highly-rated nonprofits uplifting the Black community
COVID-19: Nonprofits Focused on Relief & Recovery Efforts COVID-19: Nonprofits Focused on Relief & Recovery Efforts
Support these highly-rated charities working to provide relief and recovery to communities impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19).
Immigration and Refugees Immigration and Refugees
See which 3 and 4-star charities are focused on issues pertaining to immigration and refugees.
Racial Justice & Civil Rights Racial Justice & Civil Rights
Charities who defend civil rights, protect legal rights, and promote tolerance and understanding among racial, ethnic, and cultural groups.