More Resources for Identifying Nonprofits to Support


  • Candid (GuideStar) – World’s largest source of information on nonprofits
  • Charity Navigator – Rates nonprofits on financial health, accountability, and transparency
  • Great Nonprofits – Community-sourced stories about nonprofits, written by donors, volunteers, and beneficiaries
  • ImpactMatters – Provides “audits” of nonprofits that have proven evidence of impact


  • Democracy Fund – Invest in support of a healthy democracy, including for modern elections, effective governance, and a vibrant public square
  • Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE) – A membership network of foundations and funders that invest in civic engagement and democracy
  • Foundation Funding for U.S. Democracy – Free resource provided by Candid to catalog and visualize democracy grantmaking in the United States
  • Media Grants Data Map – Provides a platform for finding foundations, recipients, and grants focused on media grantmaking
  • The National Conference on Citizenship – Works with partners in government and civil society to help at multiple levels, including local, state, and national, to develop a Civic Health Index
  • Nonprofit Vote – Provides resources for nonprofits to incorporate nonpartisan voter engagement into their ongoing programs and supports
  • NewsMatch – National matching-gift campaign that offers a simple, turnkey platform for all types of funders to support quality news

Global Health

  • GiveWell – Rates nonprofits based on empirical data, cost-effectiveness, and capacity for increased funding
  • Innovations for Poverty Action – Research on over 300 potential solutions to poverty
  • The Life You Can Save – Nonprofits that aid the global poor vetted for record of effectiveness

Mental Health and Addiction