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    Announcing The Finalists for the Community Choice Awards

    Vote for your favorite charity to receive prominent visibility on Charity Navigator.

    With the immense support and enthusiasm from our community, these outstanding charities have risen to the top as the 12 finalists across four size-based categories. Each category is filled with organizations that have made a significant impact on important causes.


    All votes garnered in the first round and in the finalist round determine the winners, one for each size-based category. Voting is underway and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on September 8, and winners will be announced on September 27. 


    Learn more about the Community Choice Awards

    The Community Choice Awards Finalists


    Organizations with less than $500K in annual revenue. Click on the logo to cast your vote.



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      Alliance for International Reforestation Inc.
      AIR's Maya technicians train farmers in Guatemala and provide tree nursery businesses to improve nutrition and to plant millions of trees.
    • Honduras Compassion Partners
      Honduras Compassion Partners
      Honduras Compassion Partners promotes self-sufficiency and healthy living by providing access to clean water, education, and health care in Honduras.
    • United Animal Friends
      United Animal Friends
      Volunteer-based organization rescuing homeless animals and providing spay/neuter, medical care and food assistance to pets in low-income households.


    Organizations with $500K-$1.9M in annual revenue. Click on the logo to cast your vote.

    • CollegeReady
      Through scholarships and college readiness programming, CollegeReady helps local youth break down barriers to higher education and change their lives.
    • Gateway Pet Guardians
      Gateway Pet Guardians
      Gateway Pet Guardians is an animal shelter in East St. Louis whose focus is keeping pets with their people through affordable, accessible services.
    • logo ofr GRASP organization
      GRASP (Great Aspirations Scholarship Program)
      Ensuring that every student has an equal opportunity for continuing education after high school, regardless of financial or social circumstances.


    Organizations with less than $2M-$50M in annual revenue. Click on the logo to cast your vote.

    • Evidence Action
      Evidence Action
      A global nonprofit measurably reducing the burden of poverty for hundreds of millions by scaling proven health solutions backed by rigorous research.
    • Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County
      Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County
      HAWS is an open admission, no-kill shelter dedicated to strengthening the relationship between animals and humans through adoptions and education.
    • Village Enterprise
      Village Enterprise
      Village Enterprise equips the most vulnerable women, refugees, and youth in Africa to become entrepreneurs and break the cycle of extreme poverty.


    Organizations with less than $50M+ in annual revenue. Click on the logo to cast your vote.

    • PAN Foundation
      Patient Access Network Foundation
      Since 2004, PAN has provided more than 1 million underinsured patients with $4 billion in assistance for their prescription medication costs.
    • Patient Advocate Foundation
      Patient Advocate Foundation
      PAF is a national non-profit organization providing case management services & financial aid to patients with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.
    • The Assistance Fund
      The Assistance Fund
      TAF is an independent 501(c)(3) organization that's vision is to see the day when no person goes without treatment because of an inability to pay.

    About the Community Choice Awards

    The Charity Navigator Community Choice Awards were created to empower supporters to recognize and celebrate the exceptional work of top-rated charities. As a supporter, you can cast your vote for your favorite charity, and together, we'll shine a spotlight on these remarkable organizations.

    • Nominees were selected based on four-star ratings and having earned all four beacons

    • Nominees are grouped by annual revenues: small-sized <$500K, medium-sized $500K-$1.9M, large-sized $2M-$50M, and super-sized $50M+.

    • August 17, 2023 (National Nonprofit Day) - Voting on semi-finalists begins

    • August 27, 2023 - Semi-finalist voting concludes

    • August 30, 2023 - The 12 finalists (three for each of the four-size based categories) are announced and finalist voting begins

    • September 8, 2023 - Finalist voting concludes

    • September 27, 2023 - Charity Navigator Community Choice Award winners are publicly announced

    • Supporters can vote via the links on this page or in response to the outreach they receive from nominated charities.

    • Supporters can vote for as many nominated charities as they please. 

      • Voting for the same charity multiple times will only count as one vote.

    • The four charities in each size-based category with the most votes (both rounds of voting combined) will win Charity Navigator Community Choice Awards.

    • Prominent visibility on Charity Navigator for one year

    • Email announcement to Charity Navigator’s audience of donors

    • Dedicated posts on Charity Navigator’s social media

    • Webinar speaking opportunity