Selecting just one charity to donate to can be a daunting task. Sometimes clients ask us, “What are the best charities to donate our time and money?”
Selecting just one charity to donate to can be a daunting task. There are dozens of charity categories (food, military, education, environment, health, animals, etc.), each having numerous first-class organizations.
Making the selection process even more difficult, the Internet is filled with legitimate companies that rate the charitable organization on a number of factors. Unfortunately, there are some organizations who publish there own self-serving list with their company at the top of the list.
This list is just a guide of what we believe are proven winners among many other worthy choices.
They are in no particular order.
Father Joe’s Villages
Serving the San Diego, CA and surrounding areas by helping the homeless and the less fortunate. You can donate by clicking on the “Take Action” icon.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Serving kids and teens throughout the United States. You can donate your money to a specific city/area by clicking on the “Find A Club” icon.
Make A Wish
Wish experiences provided to help improve the physical and emotional stability of often terminally ill patients. ou can provide monies to different cities and counties by clicking on the “Local Chapter” icon.
Life changing surgery on cleft lips and palates. You can custom your gift by clicking on the “Ways To Give” icon.
Helping Military Families. There are different ways to give by clicking on the “Ways To Give” icon.
How we choose:
We like to concentrate on two factors.
What is the administrative cost to administer the donations?
The administrative costs are published and the top-rated charities spend $0.03 or less of each dollar donated.
What is the overall impact the charity is making?
The “impact” that a charity makes can be very subjective but there are certainly indicators of record that can easily measure the level of success.
Always remember, even the smallest gift is most appreciated by these charities.