Highlight: A Few of our Favorite Charities this Year

#GivingTuesday is upon us! We wanted to share a few of our favorite charities this year that are making a difference around the world.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army works across the globe to alleviate poverty and provide support for direct relief during natural disasters.  It is currently providing support via the Salvation Army Emergency Services (SAES) team responding to devastating bushfires in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia as an unprecedented number of emergency-level fires have caused tragic loss of life and property.

St. Jude Children’s Hospital

The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of St. Jude’s founder, Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.

American Indian College Fund

Established in 1989, the American Indian College Fund was started with the simple mission to increase the number of American Indians who hold college degrees. Currently only 14% of American Indians have a college degree – less than half the national average. Every year, the Fund empowers more than 4,000 American Indian students to start and stay in school, complete their degrees and launch careers. They have provided more than 131,000 scholarships and $201 million to support American Indian communities and hope to double the impact in the next five years.

National Park Foundation

As the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation generates private support and builds strategic partnerships to protect and enhance America’s national parks for present and future generations.  The National Park Foundation works to keep trails clear, through the Active Trails program, partner with collaborators like the White House to get kids outdoors through Open OutDoors for Kids, and most importantly, raise and allocate critical funds to keep national parks safe.

Hunger Project

The mission of the Hunger Project is to end hunger and poverty by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption in countries throughout the world. A compassionate approach to human dignity, gender equality and self-reliance is at the core of the organization’s principles.

National Alliance to End Homelessness

The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to end homelessness in the United States. Using research and data to find solutions to homelessness; they work with federal and local partners to create a solid base of policy and resources that support those solutions; and then help communities implement them.  They’ve conducted and compiled extensive research on the demographics of homelessness through their Demographic Data Project, that is worth checking out on their site.

Looking for more options? Check out visit Charity Watch to learn more and find an organization that fits with your charitable goals this year.  Happy Giving Tuesday!

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