03/12/2013 01:19 pm ET Updated May 12, 2013

Searching for a Non Profit to Give Back to? Here's 50.

Perhaps you've been searching for non profit organizations to give your time or profits to but you haven't found the time to search for the right one that aligns with your passions. Or maybe you're interested in starting fundraising online as a new social entrepreneur but you don't know where to start.

As a Business Philanthropy Consultant, I come across unique non profits that are doing great work but may be ones that you haven't heard of and because there is no easy way to find just what you're looking for in a non profit, I compiled this list of 50 non profits and have broken them down into categories you may be searching for.

Arts & Culture

After School Matters Offers Chicago high school teens innovative out-of-school activities through nationally recognized gallery37 programs.

Creative Capital Supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services.

Inner-city Arts provides elementary, middle and high school students, many living in Los Angeles' poorest neighborhoods, with the tools and skills they need to succeed academically and personally.

Music Unites Brings music education to underprivileged children in underfunded inner city school systems.

Rock + Roll Forever A ground breaking and free school program created by Steven Van Zandt to make up for the arts + music cuts from public schools.


Pencils of Promise Brings life-changing education to children living in poverty around the world.

Room to Read Works in collaboration with communities and local governments world wide to develop literacy skills and support girls to complete secondary school with the life skills they'll need to succeed in school and beyond.


Endeavor Selects mentors and accelerates the best high impact entrepreneurs around the world.

KIVA Connects people through lending to alleviate poverty.

La Cocina Supports low-income, immigrant women in making a living doing what they love to do.

The Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women Empowers women business owners - socially, economically, and politically.

Brighthaven Improves the care and support of animals with a serious or end-of-life illness.

Mercy for Animals Prevents cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies.

Plant with Purpose Restores the lives of the rural poor by planting trees, creates economic opportunity through micro-credit and micro-enterprise, implements agriculture programs, and encourages spiritual renewal.

Women's Earth Alliance Partners with community-based organizations to uplift local solutions to issues of water, food, land by providing women with trainings and resources.

World Wildlife Fund Combines global reach with a foundation in science that ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.

Human Services

Action Against Hunger saves the lives of severely malnourished children and helps vulnerable communities become self-sufficient.

Clothes4Souls Manufacturers, retailers and designers graciously donate their unused inventory and Clothes4Souls will get those clothes to people around the world who are in desperate need.

Feed My Starving Children Committed to feeding children hungry in body and spirit.

Feed the Homeless Tour Changing homelessness one city and one heart at a time.

Global Fund for Women Increases the resources for and investing in women-led organizations and women's collective leadership for change.

Help USA Provides housing and the supportive services necessary for the homeless and people in need to become and remain self-reliant.

Laura's House Provides residential shelter services, counseling and legal services to hundreds of women and children who are victims of domestic violence.

Malaria No More Determined to end malaria deaths. Helping the world get it done by engaging leaders, rallying the public, and delivering life-saving tools and education to families across Africa.

Off the Mat Into the World Uses the power of yoga to inspire conscious, sustainable activism and ignite grassroots social change.

Phoenix Multisport Fosters a supportive, physically active community for individuals who are recovering from alcohol and substance abuse and those who choose to live a sober life.

Sheltering Wings Provides emergency housing for women and children suffering from any form of domestic abuse.

Soles for Souls Collects new shoes to give relief to the victims of abject suffering and collects used shoes to support micro-business efforts to eradicate poverty.

Somaly Mam Committed to ending modern slavery and empowering its survivors as part of the solution.

Together We Rise Helps improve the lives of foster children in America.

Unlikely Heros Dedicated to the rescue and restoration of children who were previously sold for sex in the US and abroad.

Born this Way Foundation Creates a safe community that helps connect young people with the skills and opportunities they need to build a kinder, braver world.


Compassion International Releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.

Edesia Global Nutrition Solutions Treats and prevents malnutrition for the most vulnerable children in the developing world.

Freeset Global Offers employment to women trapped in the Kolkata, India sex trade.

Hands for Africa Works to restore lost hope to those devastated by the civil war in Sierra Leone. We support amputees by developing and implementing self-reliance programs.

International Rescue Committee Responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.

Nuru International Equips people with tools and knowledge to lift themselves out of extreme poverty.

Cure Operates hospitals in 27 countries where patients receive surgical treatment regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity, or ability to pay.

Women for Women International Provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency.

Womens Trust Empowers women and girls in Pokuase, Ghana, through microenterprise, education, and healthcare.

World Vision Provides assistance to children and families affected by natural disasters and work with communities to develop long-term solution to poverty.


The Arc Promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community.

Autism Speaks Funds research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism.

Charity Water Provides clean water in developing countries.

End7 Working to end 7 diseases by 2020.

Healing Boxes Provides boxes of healing, support and wellness goodies for your loved one who is sick, just diagnosed and struggling or facing a health crisis.

Pink Fund Provides short-term financial aid to breast cancer patients in active treatment.

Mercy Ships Through free, health-care and transformative surgeries, Mercy Ships provides first-rate medical professionals, state-of-the-art medical and surgical facilities and health-care training to communities in West Africa.

To Write Love on Her Arms Presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.

I hope this list helps you locate a non profit that aligns with your passion and business mission so that you too can do good and do business.