Human Services Charities

NOTE: Charities are listed alphabetically, including any articles at the beginning of the name. For instance, if the charity's name is "The Bible League", you should look in the section beginning with the letter 'T', as well as in the section beginning with 'B'.

AMVETS - American Veterans
As one of America’s foremost veterans service organizations, AMVETS (or American Veterans) has a proud history of assisting veterans and sponsoring numerous programs that serve our country and its cit... [read more]

ARC of the United States
The Arc of the United States works to include all children and adults with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities in every community. The Arc is the national organization of and fo... [read more]

Boy Scouts of America
The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America, incorporated on February 8, 1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916, is to provide an educational program for boys and young adults to build character, to tra... [read more]

Boys & Girls Club of America
In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people ... [read more]

Camp Fire Boys and Girls
Camp Fire USA is one of the nation's leading not-for-profit youth development organizations, serving over 650,000 participants annually. Camp Fire USA, with national headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., ... [read more]

Catalyst for Women 
Catalyst is the nonprofit research and advisory organization working to advance women in business and the professions, with offices in New York and Toronto. The leading source of information on wom... [read more]

Catholic Campaign for Human Development
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the domestic anti-poverty, social justice program of the U.S. Catholic bishops. Its mission is to address the root causes of poverty in the United States... [read more]

Catholic Charities USA
Catholic Charities USA is a membership organization based in Alexandria, Virginia. By providing leadership, technical assistance, training, and other resources, the national office enables local agenc... [read more]

Center for the Victims of Torture
CVT exists to heal the wounds of government-sponsored torture on individuals, their families, and communities and to stop its practice. We work locally, nationally and internationally to build healing... [read more]

Child Welfare League of America
CWLA is an association of more than 1,100 public and not-for-profit agencies devoted to improving life for more than 3.5 million at-risk children and youths and their families. Member agencies are inv... [read more]

Covenant House
Covenant House is the largest privately-funded childcare agency in the United States providing shelter and service to homeless and runaway youth. It was incorporated in New York City in 1972 and has s... [read more]

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
Treaties are signed and the battles of nations end, but the personal battles of those disabled in war only begin when the guns fall silent. These men and women must struggle to regain health, reshape ... [read more]

Easter Seals (National Easter Seal Society)
For more than 80 years, Easter Seals has helped people with disabilities in communities nationwide. From creating the first national voluntary agency to speak and act on behalf of children with disabi... [read more]

Fund for Peace
The mission of The Fund for Peace is to prevent war and alleviate the conditions that cause war. The Fund promotes education and research for practical solutions. It is a consistent advocate of promot... [read more]

Girl Scouts of the USA
Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's pre-eminent organization dedicated solely to girls — all girls — where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in... [read more]

Gladney Center for Adoption
Gladney opened its doors over 100 years ago as one man’s mission to find appropriate homes for orphaned children. Today, the Gladney Center for Adoption is an international leader in adoption services... [read more]

Goodwill Industries International
Goodwill Industries International is a network of 209 community-based, autonomous member organizations that serves people with workplace disadvantages and disabilities by providing job training and em... [read more]

Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind
Since 1946, the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc. has provided guide dogs free of charge to blind people who seek enhanced mobility and independence. Our students come to us from all over th... [read more]

Junior Achievement
We are a growing number of volunteers, educators, parents, and contributors who reach out to more than 4 million students, each year, in grades K-12. Together, we believe there's a lot that's right wi... [read more]

Make-A-Wish Foundation of America
We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has enriched the lives of children ... [read more]

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill 
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, s... [read more]

National Benevolent Association
The National Benevolent Association is a not-for-profit organization focusing on touching lives of people in need, helping each individual achieve independence with dignity. In meeting these needs,... [read more]

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
In 1984, John Walsh co-founded the private, nonprofit National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). NCMEC serves as a focal point in providing assistance to parents, children, law enforce... [read more]

National Coalition for the Homeless
Our Mission is to end homelessness. Toward this end, the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) engages in public education, policy advocacy, and grassroots organizing. We focus our work in the fol... [read more]

National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence
Founded in 1944 by Marty Mann, the first woman to find long-term sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) provides education, information,... [read more]

National Gulf War Resource Center
The National Gulf War Resource Center (NGWRC) is the leading international organization providing advocacy for Gulf War veterans. Founded in 1995 and based at the office of the Vietnam Veterans of Ame... [read more]

National Right to Life Committee
The National Right to Life Committee was founded in 1973 in response to a United States Supreme Court decision released on January 22 of that year, legalizing the practice of human abortion in all 50 ... [read more]

National Youth Leadership Forum
The National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) is a nonprofit, educational organization that brings various professions to life...empowering young people with confidence to make well-informed career choic... [read more]

New Israel Fund
The New Israel Fund is a philanthropic partnership of Israelis, North Americans and Europeans that works for equality and social justice for all of Israel's citizens. Since its founding in 1979, N... [read more]

Paralyzed Veterans of America
The Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs o... [read more]

ProLiteracy Worldwide
The merger of the world's two largest adult volunteer literacy organizations is complete and Laubach Literacy International and Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc. have become ProLiteracy Worldwide. ... [read more]

Reading is Fundamental
Founded in 1966, RIF develops and delivers children's and family literacy programs that help prepare young children for reading and motivate school-age children to read regularly. In 2001, through... [read more]

Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cu... [read more]

Special Olympics International
Creating positive and enduring change in the lives of people with mental retardation, their families, friends, coaches, volunteers and all who cheer them on. Special Olympics is an international organ... [read more]

Starlight Children's Foundation
Starlight Children’s Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for seriously ill children and their families. Working with more than 850 hospita... [read more]

The Seniors Coalition
The Seniors Coalition is a non-profit, 501c(4), non-partisan, education and issue advocacy organization that represents the interests and concerns of America's senior citizens at both the state and fe... [read more]

United Jewish Communities
United Jewish Communities represents and serves 189 Jewish federations and 400 independent Jewish communities across North America. It reflects the values of social justice and human rights that defi... [read more]

United Service Organization (USO)
The USO is chartered by the Congress as a non-profit charitable corporation, it is not a part of the United States Government. It is endorsed by the President of the United States and the Department o... [read more]

United Way of America
United Way of America is the national organization dedicated to leading the United Way movement in making measurable impact in every community across America. The United Way movement includes approxim... [read more]

Vietnam Veterans of America
Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. VV... [read more]

Volunteers of America
Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, spiritually based organization providing local human service programs and opportunities for individual and community involvement. From rural America... [read more]

YMCA of the USA
Together, the nation's more than 2,400 YMCAs are the largest not-for-profit community service organizations in America, working to meet the health and social service needs of 17.9 million men, women a... [read more]

YWCA of the USA
Three hundred thirteen YWCAs, united under the umbrella of the YWCA of the U.S.A., make the YWCA movement: the largest provider of shelter services for women and their families in the country; a leade... [read more]


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