Environmental Defense Fund
Charity Navigator rating: 94.81
"We address today’s most urgent environmental challenges by targeting issues that affect people around the world. Help EDF protect and defend our climate - and our clean air, clean water, and clean jobs."
The Nature Conservancy
Charity Navigator rating: 84.35
"The Nature Conservancy protects Earth's natural resources and beauty. Our conservation efforts are driven by our members."
Sierra Club Foundation
Charity Navigator rating: 94.44
"The Sierra Club Foundation promotes climate solutions, conservation, and movement building through a powerful combination of strategic philanthropy and grassroots advocacy. The Foundation is the fiscal sponsor of Sierra Club’s charitable environmental programs."
Best Friends Animal Society
Charity Navigator rating: 87.20
"Every day, nearly 5,500 dogs and cats are killed in America's shelters, just because they don't have safe places to call home. But every day, there's something each of us can do to help save those lives."
International Fund for Animal Welfare
Charity Navigator Rating: 85.12
"IFAW’s mission is to rescue and protect animals around the world. We rescue individuals, safeguard populations, and preserve habitat."
Worldwide Veterinary Service
UK-based, not rated on Charity Navigator
"Worldwide Veterinary Service are a registered charity, providing vital veterinary aid where it's needed the most around the world."
All Hands Volunteers
Charity Navigator rating: 96.66
"All Hands Volunteers is a volunteer-powered disaster relief organization dedicated to Rebuilding Hope for people impacted by natural disasters all over the world."
Doctors Without Borders
Charity Navigator rating: 97.23
"Every year, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides emergency medical care to millions of people caught in crises in more than 60 countries around the world."
Charity Navigator rating: 96.46
"GlobalGiving connects nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country around the world. We’ve partnered with nonprofits in 165 countries who work on the ground and post the projects that their communities really need."
Charity Navigator rating: 96.13
"MedShare is a 501c(3) humanitarian aid organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people, communities and our planet by sourcing and directly delivering surplus medical supplies and equipment to communities in need around the world.
The Red Cross
Charity Navigator rating: 83.33
"Red Cross volunteers and staff work to deliver vital services – from providing relief and support to those in crisis, to helping you be prepared to respond in emergencies."
Save the Children Federation
Charity Navigator rating: 88.14
"We save children's lives We helped 22.1 million children through our work in 2016. We run world-class programmes to save children's lives and challenge world leaders to keep to their promises to give children a brighter future."
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