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Wonderful Nonprofits to Support

My family believes you don’t have to be a billionaire to be a philanthropist. Everyone has something to share, and every contribution makes a difference. We often give charitable donations in place of traditional gifts for Christmas or other occasions. To help narrow down the list from the hundreds of thousands of nonprofits out there, here’s a list of some that our family likes. Our favorites are featured in each category, with other “honorable mentions” listed in alphabetical order.


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Essential supplies for families in need

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For kids with life-threatening illnesses

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Raising a Reader

Classic “red bag” book programs in schools

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Shriners Hospitals for Children

Specialized medical care at no cost

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St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital

Childhood cancer care at no cost

LGBTQ+ Equality

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Making schools safe & welcoming

It Gets Better Project logo

It Gets Better Project

Sharing stories to give hope to others

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Lambda Legal

Legal help for LGBTQ+ and HIV+ civil rights cases

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Resources & support groups

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The Trevor Project

Suicide prevention & counseling resources

Special Needs

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Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Autism rights & understanding

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Mental health support & resources

Women’s Health Care & Equal Rights

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Commonsense Childbirth

Prenatal care regardless of income

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March of Dimes

Preventing premature births

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Planned Parenthood

Safe, affordable reproductive care

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Society for Women’s Health Research

Closing the medical data gender gap

Worldwide Needs

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Alternative Gifts International

A gift catalog to donate clean water, farm supplies, etc.

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The Carter Center

World health care, peace, and human rights

Heifer International logo icon

Heifer International

A catalog of gifts to empower families to become self-sufficient

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Innovative solutions to global health problems

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Room to Read

Build schools and libraries

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Smile Train

Free surgeries for kids with cleft palettes

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Women for Women International

Business & life skills to lift women & families out of poverty