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Charity 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 2018 Top 10 List

Rank
Top 10 Charities
Score
1 Direct Relief 100.00
2 Map International 100.00
3 Matthew 25: Ministries 100.00
4 Samaritan’s Purse 98.23
5 The Conservation Fund 98.23
6 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 98.23
7 The Carter Center 97.87
8 Americares 97.87
9 Rotary International 97.51
10 Catholic Medical Mission Board 97.23

The organizations on Charity Navigator’s 2018 list of the “10 Best Charities” were selected from the more than 8,000 nonprofits that are evaluated each year by the watchdog agency.

The rankings account for a charity’s efficiency, financial performance, transparency, and accountability.

A more detailed explanation Charity Navigator’s rating methodology is available here on the Charity Navigator website.

Earning the No. 1 spot on Charity Navigator’s list, Direct Relief also 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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