20 Charitable Foundations We Love

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20 Charitable Foundations We Love

Here are some of our favorite foundations & charities (in no specific order). If you had $200, which would you donate too? Any that aren’t on this list?

1. The ALS AssociationALS association

The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. They were the organization who did the Ice Bucket Challenge.


2. American Cancer Society American-Cancer-Society.jpg

Dedicated to helping persons who face cancer. Supports research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education. Relay for Life is one of their biggest fundrasing efforts, which is an organized community fundraising walk.

3. American Heart Association American-Heart-Association.jpg

Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question. Did you know: Heart disease is the #1 killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer?



The ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide. Who else cries at their commericials? C’mon fess up- we know we’re not the only ones!


5. Born This Way FoundationFoundation_Born-This-Way.jpg

Led by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta, the Born This Way Foundation was founded in 2011 to foster a more accepting society, where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. The Foundation is dedicated to creating a safe community that helps connect young people with the skills and opportunities they need to build a kinder, braver world. “Baby, you were born this way!”

6. charity: water Charity-Water.jpg

charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries.


7. The Dove Self-Esteem Fund Dove-Self-Esteem-Fund.jpg

The Dove Self-Esteem Project was founded in 2004 to help the next generation of women grow up feeling happy and confident about the way they look. The project delivers self-esteem education to young people (primarily girls) aged 8-17 years through lessons in schools, workshops for youth groups, and online resources for parents.

8. The Fiver Children’s Foundation Fiver-Childrens-Foundation.jpg

The Fiver Children’s Foundation is a comprehensive youth development organization that makes a 10-year commitment to children from underserved communities throughout New York City and central New York. Through character-building summer and year-round out-of-school time programs, Fiver empowers children to make ethical and healthy decisions, to become engaged citizens, and to succeed in school, careers, and life.

9. HeForShe HeforShe.jpg

HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity, for the benefit of all. Spokesperson, Emma Watson, recently delievered a very powerful speech at the United Nations on behalf of HeForShe.


10. Live Strong Live-Strong.jpg

The Livestrong Foundation, formerly known as the Lance Armstrong Foundation, is a United States nonprofit organization that provides support for people affected by cancer. Do you have a yellow Live Strong bracelet?


11. Navy Seal FoundationPOP_Foundation_Navy-Seal.jpg

The Navy SEAL Foundation provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare Community and its families.



12. PETA POP_Foundation_Peta.jpg

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with more than 2 million members and supporters, is the largest animal rights organization in the world.


13. (RED) POP_Foundation_Red.jpg

(Red) was founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver to get businesses and people involved in the fight against AIDS. (RED) was created to help provide a sustainable flow of money from the private sector to fight AIDS. We’ve raised over $275 million to date through the sale of (RED) products from iconic companies – like Apple and Starbucks – and from (RED) events. And 100% of that money goes to work on the ground.

14. St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital POP_Foundation_St-Judes.jpg

St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility. Discoveries made here have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. With research and patient care under one roof, St. Jude is where some of today’s most gifted researchers are able to do science more quickly.

15. Susan G. Komen Foundation POP_Foundation_Susan-G-Komen.jpg

In 1980, Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. Susan G. Komen is the ONLY organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against this disease.

16. UNICEF POP_Foundation_UNICEF.jpg

UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. We have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality.  That makes us unique among world organizations, and unique among those working with the young.

17. Wounded Warrior Project POP_Foundation_Wounded-Warrior-Project.jpg

Wounded Warrior Project is a military/veterans charity organization empowering injured veterans and their families.



18. World Wildlife Fund POP_Foundation_WWF.jpg

The WWF’s mission is to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature. From our experience as the world’s leading independent conservation body, we know that the well-being of people, wildlife and the environment are closely linked. That’s why we take an integrated approach to our work. Striving to safeguard the natural world, WWF helps people live more sustainably and take action against climate change.

19. The FEED FoundationPOP_Foundations_FEED.jpg

Founded by Lauren Bush Lauren, the FEED Foundation is the non-profit arm of FEED that supports programs and organizations that are effectively working to fight hunger and eliminate malnutrition. It has since grown to encompass hunger relief efforts both stateside and abroad, as well as provide aid during natural disasters and humanitarian crises worldwide. As of September 2014, FEED has provided over 85 million meals globally.

20. Girl Up POP_Foundations_GirlUp.jpg

Girl Up is an innovative campaign of the United Nations Foundation. We give American girls the opportunity to become global leaders and channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls.

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