You want to help…but which charity do you choose? A great resource is Charity Navigator. Many worthy charities are not listed on their site, and not all of those we feature will be; however, due diligence is important when deciding where to donate your money.
Their mission is one we can get behind:
Charity Navigator works to guide intelligent giving. We help charitable givers make intelligent giving decisions by providing information on over five thousand charities and by evaluating the financial health of each of these charities. We ensure our evaluations are widely used by making them easy to understand and available to the public free of charge. By guiding intelligent giving, we aim to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace, in which givers and the charities they support work in tandem to overcome our nation’s most persistent challenges.
Charity Navigator is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization under the Internal Revenue Code and does not accept any contributions from any charities we evaluate.
Unfortunately in our world today there are some individuals who will use a worthy cause to scam money out of people. Do your research. If not listed on a site like Charity Navigator do as much research as you can to know your money will be used as they say it will. We encourage your generosity and are thankful for your willingness to spread compassion and mercy. Give wisely.