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.

20

American Heart Association

American Heart AssociationSource: http://www.heart.org/

Private Support:                    $634 Million
Total Revenue:                      $774 Million
Fundraising Efficiency:         86%
Charitable Commitment:      80%

As you can imagine, the American Heart Association specifically focuses on education and prevention of heart disease and related conditions (such as stroke.) As specific as their topic seems, they cover everything from diet, to nutritional legislation, to research trials. All in the name of keeping our biological engines running smoothly.

19

Nature Conservancy

The nature conservancySource: http://www.nature.org/

Private Support:                    $646 Million
Total Revenue:                      $946 Million
Fundraising Efficiency:         86%
Charitable Commitment:      71%

As a nature-lover I regularly donate to this particular group. Their staff includes over 600 scientists from over 69 countries all with the sole purpose of preserving and promoting nature through non-confrontational, collaborative approaches to subjects such as legislation and environmental education.


18

Lutheran Services In America

photoASource: http://www.lutheranservices.org/

Private Support:                    $723 Million
Total Revenue:                      $21.017 Billion
Fundraising Efficiency:         90%
Charitable Commitment:      86%

LSA is a network of over 300 Lutheran nonprofit organizations throughout the United States and the Caribbean. They focus on assisting vulnerable, low-income Americans and provide assistance for everything from prenatal care to senior care and everything in-between.

17

Americares Foundation

AmericaresSource: https://www.americares.org/

Private Support:                    $740 Million
Total Revenue:                      $741 Million
Fundraising Efficiency:         99%
Charitable Commitment:      98%

Americares can be found on site at nearly every humanitarian disaster in the world providing medical aid and recovery support in dangerous and difficult situations such as the Ebola outbreak, the Zika virus, and the continuing Syrian refugee crisis.


16

Direct Relief

PrintSource: https://www.directrelief.org/

Private Support:                    $775 Million
Total Revenue:                      $775 Million
Fundraising Efficiency:         100%
Charitable Commitment:      99%

Pure private support and 100% efficiency caused Charity Navigator to award Direct Relief a four star rating. Much like the Americares Foundation, they provide much-needed medical resources in extremely difficult worldwide situations such as the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew and also the refugee crisis in Syria!

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