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Charity research tools

Feel good about where you choose to send your support. The following resources can help you make more informed giving decisions.



This database of over 1.8 million non-profit organizations summarizes each one’s mission, programs and financials.

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Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator

A team of analysts rates charities on a numbers-based system to help you easily compare charities.

Visit Charity Navigator


The BBB Wise Giving Alliance produces insightful reports about national charities.

Visit Give.org

What to evaluate in a charity

Missions and deeds

A good place to start evaluating a charity is with its mission statement.

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Charitable boards

Learn all you can about the charity's guiding force, from credentials to any potential conflicts of interest.

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Here's where to find the info you need to examine a charity's financial health.

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Ready to get started?

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All you need is your Social Security number and, when you're ready, a $5,000 minimum donation.

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