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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.

Hurricane Fiona Hurricane Fiona
Highly rated nonprofits responding after Hurricane Fiona with relief and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and surrounding islands
Hispanic and Latinx Communities Hispanic and Latinx Communities
Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the history, culture, and contributions of the U.S. Latinx and Hispanic communities. The month-long celebration, observed annually from September 15th to October 15th, actually began
Kentucky & Appalachian Flooding Kentucky & Appalachian Flooding
After several days of severe weather storms resulting in dangerous and disastrous flooding, landslides, and mudslides, on July 29, 2022, the President issued a federal emergency disaster declaration for
Roe v. Wade Reversal Roe v. Wade Reversal
On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court officially reversed Roe v. Wade. As America pivots to a legal framework where the issue of abortion access is now decided
Afghanistan Earthquake Afghanistan Earthquake
On Wednesday, June 22, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struckt southeast Afghanistan near the Pakistani border. Initial reports estimate more than 1,000 people may have died and over 2,000 homes
Gun Violence Prevention and Victim Support Gun Violence Prevention and Victim Support
Highly rated (3 and 4-star) charities committed to ending gun violence, promoting mental health, and supporting victims
Ukraine Relief & Recovery Ukraine Relief & Recovery
Highly rated nonprofits involved in humanitarian relief, recovery, and peace-building efforts between Ukraine and the Russian Federation
Environmental Nonprofits Environmental Nonprofits
Highly rated nonprofits dedicated to environmental protection and conservation, advocacy, health and justice, and education, that keep our planet and its ecosystems healthy and thriving,
Nonprofits Serving Asian Communities 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
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.
Suicide Prevention Month Suicide Prevention Month
These highly-rated charities are leading the conversation on mental heath support and suicide prevention.
Voting Rights and Election Laws Voting Rights and Election Laws
Highly-rated charities working to ensure Americans have equal access to the polls
Black-Founded Nonprofits Black-Founded Nonprofits
Support these highly rated nonprofits uplifting the Black community
COVID-19: Relief & Recovery Efforts COVID-19: Relief & Recovery Efforts
Support these highly-rated charities working to provide relief and recovery to communities impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19).
LGBTQIA+ Pride Month LGBTQIA+ Pride Month
In celebration of LGBT Pride Month, this list highlights charities working hard to eliminate discrimination, promote equality, provide access to education, healthcare, and more for the LGBT community.
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.
Mental Health Awareness Mental Health Awareness
Learn which charities are taking an active role in reducing the stigma around mental illness and expanding access to mental health care.

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