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15 Great Charities to Donate to in 2024

The world is a complicated place. Many problems threaten the lives and well-being of humans, animals and everything else that calls this planet home, but there are always people and organizations working to solve those problems. The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report for 2024 lists several pressing issues such as misinformation, extreme weather events, a lack of economic opportunity and pollution. In this article, we’ll describe 15 great charities addressing these issues and others in 2024 and beyond:

# Organization
1. Oxfam International
2. Direct Relief
3. Asia Foundation
4. ChildFund International
5. Global Fund for Women
6. PFLAG
7. Rainbow Railroad
8. Girls Not Brides
9. Clean Air Task Force
10. Center for Countering Digital Hate
11. HealthRight International
12. Partners in Health
13. World Central Kitchen
14. Action Against Hunger
15. Peace Direct

#1. Oxfam International

Oxfam is a British anti-poverty charity made up of 21 independent NGOs. Established in 1995, the organization works in over 80 countries with more than 2,200 local groups and international allies. Over 15 million people received help in 2022-2023. Priorities include climate action, women’s rights, humanitarian aid, corporate accountability and emergencies. Oxfam also releases research and publications about its target areas.

Visit Oxfam’s website to learn more about donation options.

#2. Direct Relief

Established in 1948, Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization focused on disaster recovery, disease prevention and treatment, emergency preparedness and local partner support. The charity is now active in more than 80 countries. Its priorities include community health, maternal health, health equity and so on. The charity doesn’t use government funding, and no donations go to fundraising. 100% of the donations for specific emergencies go directly to those emergencies.

To give to Direct Relief, check out Direct Relief’s donation page.

#3. Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation is an international development nonprofit focused on Asia and the Pacific. For over 70 years, the foundation has worked on governance, gender equality, education, climate action, technology, inclusive economic growth and international cooperation. The charity has 17 permanent offices in more than 20 countries, along with a base in San Francisco and an office in Washington, D.C. Support goes to policy-making, political reform, education, research, local women’s rights organizations, infrastructure development and more.

To learn more about your donation options, go to the Asia Foundation’s website.

#4. ChildFund International

ChildFund International is an international development charity focused on children. It works in 23 countries across the Americas, Asia and Africa. With 150+ partners, the charity reaches over 21 million children and their family members. Infants, children, young teens and youth (15-24 years old) all receive support and aid through ChildFund. Priorities include healthcare, nutrition, clean water, loving caregivers, education and opportunity and protection.

To get involved with ChildFund International, check out the charity’s website.

#5. Global Fund for Women

The Global Fund For Women is a nonprofit focused on women’s rights initiatives. It was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in California. It works on funding gender justice movements, providing crisis and innovation grants, and advocating for women’s rights. For the past three decades, the Fund has supported over 5,000 organizations in 176 countries. Support grants are flexible and unrestricted; the charity believes grantees know best and should be allowed to direct their own priorities.

Visit the Global Fund for Women’s website for information on donations.

#6. PFLAG

Founded in 1973, PFLAG is a US-based organization that supports LGBTQ+ people and their allies. It offers peer-to-peer support in-person and online, digital outreach and resources and programs. The organization, which is the country’s oldest and largest charity of its kind, has hundreds of chapters and 325,000 members and supporters. Its values include accountability, bravery, community and collaboration, inclusivity and belonging, and growth. The website offers information on chapters, resources, advocacy tools and more.

To donate to PFLAG’s work, check out the charity’s website.

#7. Rainbow Railroad

Rainbow Railroad is a Canadian organization that helps members of the LGBTQ+ community escape state-sponsored violence. The group expects to resettle people from 40+ countries into 20 safe countries. Since its establishment in 2006, the charity has helped over 13,000 people with emergency relocation, cash assistance, crisis response and other aid. Other programs include the Private Sponsorship Program, which is a collaboration with organizations and settlement teams that support newcomers to Canada, and Communities of Care, which is the American version of the program. CoC is the only program that lets private citizens help LGBTQ+ refugees settle in the USA.

To learn more about how to support Rainbow Railroad, visit the charity’s website.

#8. Girls Not Brides

Girls Not Brides is a network of 1,400+ civil society organizations from 100 countries. They’re united in their commitment to ending child marriage and making sure girls receive fair opportunities. The organizations are spread across the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The work includes raising awareness of child marriage and its effects, amplifying the voices of girls at risk of child marriage, strengthening efforts to end child marriage and facilitating coordination between member organizations. In 2023, the organization successfully advocated for the adoption of a Human Rights Council child, early and forced marriage resolution. They also collaborated with partners in Malawi, where the president committed to ending child marriage.

To donate to the members of Girls Not Brides, check out their website.

#9. Clean Air Task Force

To avoid the worst effects of climate change, the world has to reduce global greenhouse emissions to net zero by 2050. The Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a nonprofit organization focused on greenhouse gas reductions and increased energy access. The charity works in areas like energy access, carbon capture, fusion energy, advanced nuclear energy and zero-carbon fuels. Its activities have included campaigns against super pollutants, a campaign for carbon capture, support for legislation, the development of tracking tools and research into climate change.

To support the Clean Air Task Force, go to the organization’s donation page.

#10. Center for Countering Digital Hate

The Center for Countering Digital Hate is a British charity focused on stopping online hate speech and disinformation. Social media platforms are a huge part of the problem, so the Center targets their efforts on corporate accountability. The charity has a four-pronged approach: research, campaigns that pressure social media companies and tech platforms to change, communications, and policy and partnerships with civil society leaders. Its research has examined AI image generators, climate change denial, Twitter/X’s content moderation failures, Substack’s policies, anti-Muslim hate and much more.

To support the Center for Countering Digital Hate’s work, check out the charity’s website.

#11. HealthRight International

HealthRight International is a global health organization established in 1990. Its programs address violence, HIV, mental health and women and children. The charity also serves at-risk adolescents, members of the LGTBQ+ community and migrants. In 2022, the charity connected almost 2 million people with health services. Over 1 million people were helped in Ukraine alone. HealthRight also operates the Human Rights Clinic, which trains, deploys and supports volunteer clinicians who help immigrants seeking safety in the United States. Over 200 volunteers, who include mental health professionals and physicians, are qualified to give psychological, medical and gynecological evaluations.

To donate to HealthRight International, visit the charity’s donation page.

#12. Partners in Health

Partners in Health is a global health and social organization focused on equity. Programs cover issues like cancer and chronic diseases, child health, emergency response, maternal health, mental health and more. The charity also conducts research with the help of the Global Health Delivery Partnership, which includes Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In 2022, community health workers with Partners in Health performed 2.1 million home visits and women’s health checkups, as well as 2.8 million outpatient visits in supported clinics.

To get involved with Partners in Health, visit the charity’s website for donation information.

#13. World Central Kitchen

Founded in 2010 by chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen is a charity that provides food during natural disasters, human-caused crises and humanitarian emergencies. Described as “food first responders,” World Central Kitchen focused on fast action, local resources and adaptation. The charity has worked in places like Ukraine, Haiti, Chile, Japan, Gaza and the United States. Programs include the Chef Corps, which is a global network of leaders, and Chefs for Ukraine, which has served hundreds of millions in years since the war began.

To donate to World Central Kitchen, visit the charity’s website.

#14. Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger is a French humanitarian aid NGO with a global reach. It works to end hunger. Since its founding 40 years ago, the charity has expanded into 55 countries across the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. It reaches 28 million people each year while 0.91 cents of every dollar goes to programs. The charity prioritizes nutrition and health, water, sanitation and hygiene, emergency response, advocacy and more.

To get involved with Action Against Hunger’s work, go to the website for donation and partnership options.

#15. Peace Direct

Peace Direct is an international charity focused on ending global violence. It supports 25 local peace-building partners across 14 countries. The charity’s priorities include an end to all forms of violence, quick responses to emergencies, inclusion and leadership for those affected by violence, human rights defense and the reform of unjust systems. Peace Direct also collects data on the impact of locally-led peacebuilding, which is at the heart of the charity’s mission.

To learn more about supporting Peace Direct, check out the website.

About the author

Emmaline Soken-Huberty

Emmaline Soken-Huberty is a freelance writer based in Portland, Oregon. She started to become interested in human rights while attending college, eventually getting a concentration in human rights and humanitarianism. LGBTQ+ rights, women’s rights, and climate change are of special concern to her. In her spare time, she can be found reading or enjoying Oregon’s natural beauty with her husband and dog.