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Charities To Support This #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday has become a global phenomenon, driving donations of over $400 million dollars in 2018 alone. A yearly celebration of giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, it’s a natural time to reflect and kick off the giving season around the world. This year, when considering a worthy nonprofit to donate to on #GivingTuesday, we hope you’ll choose one with measured impact on its community.

We’ve made it easy and highlighted the nonprofits that take the number one spot on each of our Top Lists, representing the most cost-effective charities on ImpactMatters. Explore the list and let us know how you participated in #GivingTuesday.

Top Nonprofits for Giving Tuesday

Clean Water

Evidence Action

Impact: $0.50 provides clean water to a person for a year.

Mission: Evidence Action aims to be a world leader in scaling evidence-based and cost-effective programs to reduce the burden of poverty by building a world where hundreds of millions of poor people have better opportunities and their lives are measurably improved.

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Water For Good

Impact: $1 provides clean water to a person for a year.

Mission: Tackling water poverty in one of the world's most forgotten countries. Our goal? Clean, lasting water for every man, woman, and child in the Central African Republic.

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Hunger

United Food Bank and Services of Plant City

Impact: $0.20 provides a meal to a person in need.

Mission: Provide food & services to others.

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Nourish Pierce County

Impact: $0.40 provides a meal to a person in need.

Mission: To provide food to individuals in need with compassion, dignity and respect. No one needing assistance is turned away.

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Poverty

TechnoServe

Impact: $4,500 increases the net revenue of a small business owner by $150,000.

Mission: TechnoServe is a leader in harnessing the power of the private sector to help people lift themselves out of poverty. A nonprofit organization operating in 29 countries, we work with enterprising men and women in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. By linking people to information, capital, and markets, we have helped millions to create lasting prosperity for their families and communities.

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Friends Of Raising The Village Incorporated

Impact: $70 increases income for a farming family living in extreme poverty by $660.

Mission: To relieve extreme poverty in less developed countries.

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Veterans

Veterans Of Foreign Wars Of The United States

Impact: $40 increases disability benefits claimed by a veteran by $10,000.

Mission: Assisting needy veterans, military personnel and their families, advocacy for veterans and active duty personnel, historical education and commemoration, promoting patriotism, youth activities and community service.

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Disabled American Veterans

Impact: $920 increases disability benefits claimed by a veteran by $51,000.

Mission: Since 1920, empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.

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Climate Change

Eden Reforestation Projects

Impact: $7 offsets one year of personal carbon emissions.

Mission: Alleviating extreme poverty and oppression associated with deforestation through environmental stewardship.

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One Tree Planted

Impact: $100 offsets one year of personal carbon emissions.

Mission: One Tree Planted is a global reforestation organization that plants trees around the world to help the environment.

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Education

Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund

Impact: $700 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $4,400.

Mission: Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund Corporation's purpose is to receive contributions and to use such contributions to provide funds to Vance-Granville Community College to be used to acquire or purchase real or personal property, to pay for services or instruction, to provide scholarships to worthy students attending Vance-Granville Community College, and to provide funds for any other proper activity of Vance-Granville Community College.

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College Of Central Florida Foundation Inc

Impact: $1,000 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $4,700.

Mission: The College of Central Florida Foundation is an organization established to provide leadership service, voluntary action, charitable giving and community involvement. It also provides a variety of educational and cultural events to add to the quality of learning for our students and to the community. 

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Homelessness

Fellowship Deliverance Ministries

Impact: $2 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.

Mission: To provide quality care to individuals identified as having life problems associated with homelessness, substance abuse or any related disorder which causes anti-social behavior and to reunite families and empower these individuals to become self-sufficient.

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Lighthouse Christian Ministries

Impact: $4 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.

Mission: Lighthouse Christian Ministries (LCM) is a Christ centered ministry dedicated to reaching people with the gospel of Jesus Christ through spiritual means of prayer, bible study, and church services. LCM will also help the poor and needy through physical means that includes, but is not limited to: operating a soup kitchen, food distribution, emergency and transitional shelter, a preschool program, basic medical and dental care, mentoring, education, and financial services.

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Health

Sightsavers Inc.

Impact: $50 cures one person of blindness.

Mission: We treat and prevent eye conditions such as cataracts, trachoma and refractive error. We help to fight five debilitating diseases that affect more than a billion people around the world. We campaign for disability rights so people with disabilities can participate equally in society.

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Integrate Health

Impact: $1,800 saves the life of a child.

Mission: Integrate Health works to expand access to health care for all individuals through community driven initiatives in partnership with the public sector in Togo, West Africa.

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