25 Largest Charities That Raise Insane Amounts Of Money

Do you know which are the best and largest charities? Charities are a tricky business in terms of rating. Depending on what you’re rating them by, what qualifies as a charity (vs. a non-profit – there is a difference) and what sort of scandal said charity may have encountered (overpaid CEOs, far too much private spending, etc.) Thanks to the information age and sources that are credible enough to avoid being “fake news,” there are a few criteria that we can use to rise above the dialog. In this case, I went with what I can identify with; cash. As in how much money is given to their cause, because at the end of the day, a charity is only as good as it’s donations received. With that in mind, here are 25 largest charities that raise insane amounts of money.

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Cru

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Private Support:                    $514 Million
Total Revenue:                      $543 Million
Fundraising Efficiency:         92%
Charitable Commitment:      85%

Out of the multitude of charities out there, just being on this list with over half a billion dollars raised is extremely impressive. The Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) ups the ante by being the largest mission agency in the world. But it’s not all ministry, CRU also partners with more than 2000 churches and organizations to assist America’s poor with survival and steps to escape from poverty.

24

Step Up for Students

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Private Support:                    $521 Million
Total Revenue:                      $522 Million
Fundraising Efficiency:         99%
Charitable Commitment:      99%

One of my favorite new charities since I began researching this list, Step Up for Students is a non-profit scholarship funding organization that helps by administering two scholarships for school children. Though 24th on our list because of raw fundraising, that’s slightly misleading because “Step Up” is focused solely in the state of Florida. With such a small scope, the funds raised are much more impressive, as are the fantastic ratings in the efficiency of those funds.

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MAP International

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Private Support:                    $545 Million
Total Revenue:                      $547 Million
Fundraising Efficiency:         100%
Charitable Commitment:      99%

MAP International is a Christian organization specializing in promoting public health in communities struck by poverty. They are (rightfully) very proud of their efficiency and financial accountability, sporting a four star (out of four) rating on Charity Navigator and a solidly verifiable 100% fundraising efficiency. It’s like free money. 99% of all donations go to directly to those in need adding up to $60 worth of aid for every material dollar donated!

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Samaritan’s Purse

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Private Support:                    $565 Million
Total Revenue:                      $600 Million
Fundraising Efficiency:         93%
Charitable Commitment:      88%

Samaritan’s Purse is a non-denominational evangelical Christian organization which helps meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine. Though very openly evangelical towards those it helps, Samaritan’s Purse does not discriminate in terms of providing assistance to anyone and has been very active in treating victims in the struggle against ISIS.

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American National Red Cross

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Private Support:                    $624 Million
Total Revenue:                      $2.52 Billion
Fundraising Efficiency:         71%
Charitable Commitment:      90%

Arguably the most recognizable charity on this list, the American Red Cross is the group that goes charging in to help in the wake of disaster all around the world. In fact, on average they respond to a disaster every eight minutes. While there has been some question as to funds appropriation (common among large charities, unfortunately) there is no denying their effectiveness as they literally and effectively administer half of the United States blood supply.



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