There are many reasons that make families and individuals turn to adoption. Some families may be struggling with the knowledge that they cannot have children of their own. Others want to provide a safe, stable home to a child in need. Regardless of the reason, adoption can be a time-consuming and expensive journey.(more…)
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Art reduces stress. This is the reason that it is so effective as a healing tool for so many. Just think about how popular coloring books have become over the last few years. Spending time selecting colors and filling in the spaces can help calm people and channel some of the anxious energy they may be feeling.(more…)
A main priority for those affected by brain disease is having access to up-to-date information about treatments and available services. Continuous scientific research is needed to find more effective treatments, cures, and to help ease the symptoms.(more…)
We can’t even begin to understand all the complexities of the natural world. However, with many tools and resources, we can have a small glimpse into the importance of our biological diversity and the role we play in the grand scheme. We rely on research in order to be able to preserve our beautiful natural environments and to better understand our own species in relation to our surroundings.(more…)
Change the World with Reading: 6 Organizations Helping Children Across the Globe Improve Their Literacy
Did you know that students who don’t know how to read at a proficient level by third grade are four times more likely to drop out of school? High school dropouts are more likely to be arrested, become pregnant as teenagers, and have a hard time finding steady employment. Organizations that work to improve reading skills among young children help the community in more ways than just being able to pick up good books. The more literate a student is, the better chances they have in many different aspects of life. Incarceration rates are lowered and graduation changes are higher. Plus, aside from reading, the programs offer children the chance to have additional adult support and mentorship.(more…)
The United States of America is a melting pot of diverse backgrounds, religions, and cultures, and that diversity is one of the most beautiful things about this country. Many communities have a group that is dedicated to bringing people together to learn more about their neighbors, since bringing people together to celebrate their differences also helps them learn about all their similarities.(more…)
All over the world, there are large gaps in family-planning needs. In so many countries, women and families do not have access to the appropriate health care. The World Health Organization reports that of the 1.9 billion women of reproductive age worldwide, 270 million have an unmet need for contraception and family planning resources. The use of contraception prevents pregnancy-related health risks and reduces the infant mortality rate by spacing out the timing of the births by more than two years.(more…)
The United States is still very dependent on coal and gas for our energy, but there are many organizations working hard with communities to reduce their dependence on harmful energy sources and make wind and solar more accessible.(more…)
Good child care is one of the things that many parents struggle with every single day. Most jobs do not allow you to take your children with you. On top of that, people have appointments, interviews, and essential errands during their busy weeks. Finding child care is essential for parents in the workforce.(more…)
Art brings people together and creates communities. Some people like jazz music, some prefer markers and a blank sheet of paper to color on. Art stimulates the imagination and helps keep your brain sharp. It can help boost self-esteem and enhance problem-solving skills.(more…)
In a world that is putting a lot of focus on STEM, we need to continue to push for children and adults to have access to arts and humanities classes. Learning about and participating in the arts helps develop and maintain speaking and writing skills as well as creativity and problem-solving.(more…)
Philanthropy nonprofits dedicate their time and resources to providing economic as well as other support to a variety of groups and causes. These groups often work toward providing grants and programs to better the lives of certain groups that need additional support. Here are a few of the top philanthropy nonprofits that you should check out.(more…)
Children around the world have the same rights as adults: safety, security, shelter, education, healthcare, and equality. Nonprofit organizations work in countries around the globe to protect the rights of children. Consider donating to or volunteer with these nonprofits dedicated to preserving and protecting children’s rights.
As the weather turns colder, those without regular shelter are at higher risk for injury, illness, or life-threatening situations. If you’re wondering how to donate to the homeless this winter, we are highlighting some of the top organizations in the nation. Your generous donations will have life-changing impacts for those in need.(more…)
Congratulations! You’re a winner of the 2020 GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Award. Your volunteers, donors, and community have spoken—and selected you because of the difference you’ve made in their lives and others’. See the list of winners here.
Record Number of Top-Rated Nonprofits
We’re proud to announce that this year, 2,432 nonprofits received a Top-Rated award, a new record. This demonstrates that despite the many challenges we’ve all faced this year, nonprofits can rise to the occasion and continue to provide vital services, benefits, and care to their communities.
Wear Your Badge Proudly
Let your donors, volunteers, and community know that you’re a 2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit! You worked hard to serve your community all year, and now it’s time to showcase your well-earned recognition. Include your Top-Rated badge on your website, fundraising letters, and social media to proudly show the impact that you’ve had on the community.
Share Your Story on Social Media
For #GivingTuesday and throughout the holiday season, post inspirational stories from your GreatNonprofits page. For tips and ideas on how to share these stories, check out our 2020 Top-Rated Award Toolkit. Spreading the word increases pride in your community and encourages potential donors and volunteers to contribute to the work you’re doing.
Thank You for All You Do
There wouldn’t be Top-Rated Awards if there weren’t Top-Rated nonprofits. Thank you for all of the time, energy, and resources you spend making the world a better place.
The GreatNonprofits Team
Child abuse in the United States continues to be a devastating issue for many children. While the nation has seen a dramatic decrease in the number of child neglect and abuse cases since the 1990s, there are still many children who face abuse, neglect, and mistreatment every day.
These top-rated child abuse prevention organizations are working to protect children, educate adults and caretakers, and end child abuse for good.(more…)
As we approach the holidays, many nonprofits count on your generosity to make it through another year. But how do you choose which organizations to support? This giving season, consider donating to nonprofits that align with your hobbies, passions, or pastimes.(more…)
This Thanksgiving, as you prepare your menu and make plans to spend the holiday with your family and friends, take a moment to be thankful. So often, we forget to recognize all the good things we have in our lives. Here are five ways to show gratitude for all that we have by giving back to others.(more…)
Organizations the world over rely on the generosity of donors to keep their missions moving forward. As the year comes to an end, many nonprofits focus intently on fundraising efforts, hoping to build momentum, raise awareness, and increase their budgets for the coming year.(more…)
For many, the holiday season is a time of love and laughter. A time when we can gather with our families, enjoy great food, and make memories with the people we hold most dear. However, the season of giving is truly about giving to others. This holiday season, why not make the season of giving a family affair?(more…)