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Top-Rated Charities

Groups included on the CharityWatch Top-Rated list generally spend 75% or more of their budgets on programs, spend $25 or less to raise $100 in public support, do not hold excessive assets in reserve, have met CharityWatch's governance benchmarks, and receive "open-book" status for disclosure of basic financial information and documents to CharityWatch. Please see the Our Process page of the website for more information on the rating criteria and methodology that CharityWatch adheres to.

Because many factors determine a worthy charity, we at CharityWatch suggest that you use the ratings on this page not as the sole determining factor in your decision, but rather as an aid.

This list is subject to change depending on the information CharityWatch receives concerning charitable organizations.

African-American Charities

AIDS Charities

American Indian Charities

Animal & Animal Protection Charities

Asia & Asian-American Charities

Blind & Visually Impaired Charities

Cancer Charities

Child Protection Charities

Child Sponsorship Charities

Civil Rights & Advocacy Charities

Consumer Protection & Legal Aid Charities

Crime & Fire Prevention Charities

Disabled Charities

Drug & Alcohol Abuse Charities

Environment Charities

Gun Control (pro/con) Charities

Health - General Charities

Hispanic Charities

Homelessness & Housing Charities

Human Rights Charities

Human Services Charities

Hunger Charities

International Relief & Development Charities

Jewish & Israel Charities

LGBTQ Rights & Advocacy Charities

Literacy Charities

Mental Health & Disabilities Charities

Peace & International Relations Charities

Public Policy Charities

Reproductive Health, Family Planning, & Abortion Charities

Senior Citizens Charities

Charity Rating
National Council on Aging A+

Terminally or Chronically Ill Charities

Veterans & Military Charities

Women's Rights Charities

Youth Development Charities

Youth-Residential Charities

Charity Rating
CEDARS A
Covenant House & Affiliates A-

American Indian Charities

Crime & Fire Prevention Charities

Drug & Alcohol Abuse Charities

Gun Control (pro/con) Charities

Hispanic Charities

Human Rights Charities

Human Services Charities

LGBTQ Rights & Advocacy Charities

Literacy Charities

Peace & International Relations Charities

Public Policy Charities

Senior Citizens Charities

Charity Rating
National Council on Aging A+

Women's Health Charities

Charity Rating

Women's Rights Charities

Youth-Residential Charities

Charity Rating
CEDARS A
Covenant House & Affiliates A-