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

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Charity Navigator 4 Star Charity Rating - Direct Relief

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 2021 Best Charities List

Rank
Top 10 CharitiesScore
1Direct Relief100.00
2Ronald McDonald House Charities100.00
3Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.100.00
4Matthew 25: Ministries100.00
5The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International99.40
6World Resources Institute98.23
7Vitamin Angels98.23
8Cystic Fibrosis Foundation98.21
9Catholic Medical Mission Board97.87
10Patient Advocate Foundation96.66

The organizations on Charity Navigator’s 2021 list of the “10 Best Charities” were selected from the more than 8,000 nonprofits that are evaluated each year by the charity watchdog agency.

The 2021 rankings account for a charity’s efficiency, financial performance, transparency, and accountability.

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

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