Databases and Clearinghouses
America's largest charity evaluator provides free online ratings
of more than 2,500 charities and offers free assistance to givers,
including direct links to worthy organizations where online donations
are accepted. An independent charity itself, Charity Navigator accepts
no donations from the non-profits it evaluates, basing its findings
strictly on each organizationís financial efficiency.
Charitable Gift Fund
Since 1992, donors have contributed $3 billion to more than 71,000
charities throughout the U.S.
Center of New York
On" feature highlights lesser known but worthy charities.
The Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance provides reports on charities and tips on giving.
The online database features financial and basic information on over 850,000 non-profits.
This resource site contains a searchable charity database and volunteer
This non-profit allows teachers to post funding requests
on their Web site, asking for anything from a new library, to First
Aid mannequins, to a new playground. Access their proposals and
fund them, partially or in full. The school then buys the materials
which you funded, and sends you a receipt, photographs of how the
project materialized and thank you notes from the students benefitting
from your gift.
New York Cares
This clearinghouse mails a monthly calendar of volunteer opportunities to those who attend a short orientation session.
What Can I Do Campaign
Citizens Committee for New York City and Marshad Enterprises, which has listings broken down by zip code
of community organizations, started this campaign to help connect people with their neighborhoods.
A powerful, specific database full of opportunities to help.
The Catalog for Giving is a growing network of local affiliates
whose mission is to increase th funding, visibility, and organizational
capacity of effective community-based programs serving at-risk children