“Ten of the Best Charities Everyone’s Heard Of”

Charity Navigator Four Star LogoCharity Navigator, the largest independent evaluator of U.S. charities, ranks the 10 top charities from the more than 8,000 organizations it reviews each year.

Charitable givers should feel confident that these national institutions put their donations to good use.” – Charity Navigator.

Charity Navigator’s 2016 list of the “10 Best Charities” accounts for financial performance, transparency, and accountability.

Top Ten – Charity Navigator
Rank Charity Score
1 Direct Relief 100.00
2 Map International 100.00
3 Samaritan’s Purse 98.23
4 The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International 97.87
5 Americares 97.59
6 Catholic Medical Mission Board 97.23
7 Billy Graham Evangelistic Association 97.17
8 National Council of YMCAs of the USA 97.17
9 Caring Voice Coalition Inc. 96.66
10 Natural Resources Defense Council 96.35

Charity Reviews: Direct Relief


In addition to the No. 1 spot on Charity Navigator’s list, Direct Relief earns a 100% fundraising efficiency rating from Forbes, an “A” rating from CharityWatch, and was named to Fast Company’s list of the “World’s 10 Most Innovative Nonprofits.”


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Direct Relief Earns 100 Percent Efficiency Score in Forbes 2016 Top U.S. Charities List, Highest Rating Among California-Based Charities

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Direct Relief Earns Charity Navigator’s “Perfect 100” Rating