With the holidays drawing near, now is a great time to share the spirit of giving with our Top-Rated nonprofits! Nonprofit organizations receive the majority of their donations around the holiday season. Here are some tips to help guide your giving strategy and increase the impact you have on the world!
Give with your heart and your head
Find the organizations that work toward your goals, vision, and values. A great place to start is on our Campaigns page, where you can find Top-Rated organizations supporting a range of topics and issues. Here are some you may be interested in!
Do you want to help our most vulnerable community members find opportunity?
Check out these nonprofits that provide shelter, food, and other basic needs to our nation’s homeless so that they can get back on their feet.
Do you want to support the people and families who have fought for our country?
Check out these nonprofits that help blind veterans, provide low-cost housing to families visiting veterans in the hospital, and send letters and care packages to soldiers overseas.
Do you want to invest in the future of our society?
Check out these nonprofits that provide underprivileged youth access to education, design life-changing afterschool programs, and help children build self-esteem.
Do you want to help furry creatures—big and small?
Check out these nonprofits that provide pet adoption services to families, save endangered species, and provide lifelong homes to captive wild animals.
Do you want to advance women’s rights?
Check out these nonprofits that provide legal representation, empower women in marginalized communities, and improve the economic status of women across the globe.
Do you want to uplift those struggling with mental health?
Check out these nonprofits that create communities around grief and loss, get treatment to troubled teens, and advocate nationwide for greater awareness about mental health.
Tips for Holiday Giving
Read the Reviews
Get an on-the-ground look at the nonprofit’s work through GreatNonprofits reviews. Read about people's experiences with a nonprofit as volunteers, donors, board members, or clients.
These will help you understand how the organization works and the real, human impact it has. Add your own reviews to organizations you're passionate about so that others can benefit from them!
Become an Expert
Once you've identified a nonprofit that aligns with your values and interests, check out their website. Contact them via email to see if they have any events or tours available where you can learn more about them!
Know Where Money Is Going
Make sure your donation goes where you intend it to go. Should you donate to a specific program or to the nonprofit’s general funds? Is there a certain fund you want to give to within the nonprofit? Call or email the organization to understand your giving options, and ask where the money is needed most.