Subscribe

America's Top 50 charities in 2013 ranked by total income

RANK NAME WEBSITE CATEGORY TOTAL INCOME IN MILLIONS (2012) PUBLIC SUPPORT IN MILLIONS (2012) PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL EXPENSES SPENT ON PROGRAMS† SALARY & BENEFITS OF HIGHEST-PAID OFFICIAL† CHARITYWATCH‡ GRADE WISE GIVING ALLIANCE ‡‡ CHARITY NAVIGATOR†
1 The Y ymca.net Social services $6,239.5 $827.2 87.3 $440,438 A MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
2 Goodwill Industries International goodwill.org Social services 4,894.7 948.7 92.0‡‡ 725,286‡‡ A MEETS STANDARDS NO RATING
3 United Way unitedway.org Social services 4,260.3 3,926.3 90.0 763,394 NO RATING MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
4 Catholic Charities USA catholiccharitiesusa.org Social services 4,227.5 677.2 79.6 219,929 NO RATING MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
5 The Salvation Army salvationarmyusa.org Social services 3,353.2 1,885.1 82.9‡‡ 216,182* NO RATING MEETS STANDARDS NO RATING
6 American Red Cross redcross.org Social services 3,154.5 685.7 90.7 591,122 A– MEETS STANDARDS ★★★
7 Task Force for Global Health taskforce.org Health 1,666.8 1,656.4 100.0‡‡ 293,300 NO RATING MEETS STANDARDS NO RATING
8 Easter Seals easterseals.com Health 1,618.8 194.2 84.0 143,672 B– MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
9 Boys & Girls Clubs of America bgca.org Youth 1,572.5 699.4 85.3 1,848,593 A– MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
10 Feeding America feedingamerica.org Social services 1,554.2 1,510.6 100.0 408,958 C+ MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
11 Habitat for Humanity International habitat.org Social services 1,492.3 674.0 83.8 269,233 B+ MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
12 Boston Children’s Hospital childrenshospital.org Health 1,378.5 148.0 71.7** 444,568* A– NO RATING NO RATING
13 Smithsonian Institution si.edu Museums 1,315.2 199.3 72.1 517,318 NO RATING NO RATING ★★★★
14 Planned Parenthood Federation of America plannedparenthood.org Hospital/med center 1,150.4 261.1 72.3 444,468 A– MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
15 Boy Scouts of America scouting.org Youth 1,063.0 358.2 89.0‡‡ 1,130,514‡‡ A MEETS STANDARDS NO RATING
16 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute dana-farber.org Health 1,021.3 255.1 85.0 905,018 NO RATING DOES NOT MEET ALL STANDARDS ★★★★
17 Volunteers of America voa.org Social services 1,011.5 128.9 91.0‡‡ 350,000‡‡ NO RATING MEETS STANDARDS NO RATING
18 World Vision worldvision.org Relief/development 1,009.7 826.9 85.6 379,861 B+ MEETS STANDARDS ★★★
19 The Nature Conservancy nature.org Environment 949.1 535.9 73.8 561,278 A– MEETS STANDARDS ★★
20 American Cancer Society cancer.org Health 916.2 888.6 71.2 628,374 C MEETS STANDARDS ★★
21 Food for the Poor foodforthepoor.org Relief/development 900.1 891.4 96.2 388,075 C MEETS STANDARDS ★★★
22 ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital stjude.org Hospital/med center 870.1 776.5 70.0 904,243 B MEETS STANDARDS ★★★
23 Girl Scouts of the USA girlscouts.org Youth 787.7 104.0 88.9 442,016 B+ MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
24 Catholic Relief Services crs.org Relief/development 699.5 276.7 93.3 not compensated A+ MEETS STANDARDS ★★★
25 YWCA ywca.org Social services 694.1 171.2 43.2 199,189 F ‡‡‡ DOES NOT MEET ALL STANDARDS
26 Shriners Hospitals for Children shrinershospitalsforchildren.org Hospital/med center 636.7 202.4 84.1 362,359 A/F ‡‡‡ DOES NOT MEET ALL STANDARDS ★★★
27 American Heart Association heart.org Health 626.0 529.0 78.2 737,149 C– MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
28 Feed the Children feedthechildren.org Relief/development 617.8 613.7 86.4 214,209 F MEETS STANDARDS ★★★
29 Compassion International compassion.com Relief/development 598.8 596.1 84.3 289,370 A MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
30 Save the Children savethechildren.org Relief/development 576.5 347.1 91.7 425,324 A+ MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
31 CARE care.org Relief/development 557.5 369.3 90.1 419,832 A– MEETS STANDARDS ★★★
32 Boys Town boystown.org Youth 553.5 218.2 81.5 338,684 B –/C ‡‡‡ MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
33 Cru/Campus Crusade for Christ cru.org Religious 548.4 502.9 86.0‡‡ 167,636 NO RATING DOES NOT MEET ALL STANDARDS NO RATING
34 AmeriCares americares.org Relief/development 526.1 524.5 97.7 272,860 C+ MEETS STANDARDS ★★★
35 United States Fund for UNICEF unicefusa.org Relief/development 501.8 498.7 90.3 467,463 B+ MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
36 PBS pbs.org Public broadcasting 434.4 198.9 100 (1)(2) 603,403* NO RATING NO RATING NO RATING
37 Metropolitan Museum of Art metmuseum.org Museums 418.7 139.6 90.0 1,496,732 NO RATING NO RATING ★★★★
38 New York Public Library nypl.org Libraries 395.0 77.6 87.1 1,307,770 NO RATING MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
39 International Rescue Committee rescue.org Relief/development 386.5 129.8 92.3 395,612 A+ MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
40 Institute of International Education iie.org Education 384.2 94.1 93.3 441,364 NO RATING NO RATING ★★★★
41 Samaritan’s Purse samaritanspurse.org Relief/development 376.1 358.6 87.7 421,198 B– DOES NOT MEET ALL STANDARDS ★★★★
42 Susan G. Komen for the Cure komen.org Health 342.4 301.7 82.1 684,717 NO RATING MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
43 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation cff.org Health 341.3 134.1 81.0 477,065 A– MEETS STANDARDS ★★★
44 United States Olympic Committee teamusa.org Sports 338.4 54.9 76.2 742,367 C DOES NOT MEET ALL STANDARDS ★★★
45 Kingsway Charities kingswaycharities.org Relief/development 331.4 330.9 99.8 87,337 NO RATING NO RATING ★★
46 American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee jdc.org Relief/development 315.8 279.7 91.1 525,719 NO RATING MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
47 Teach for America teachforamerica.org Education 306.8 214.6 83.4 364,062 NO RATING DOES NOT MEET ALL STANDARDS ★★★★
48 Direct Relief directrelief.org Relief/development 299.7 299.2 98.7 184,990 A– MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
49 Pew Charitable Trust pewtrusts.org Public interest 298.6 283.1 93.8* 750,719(1) NO RATING NO RATING NO RATING
50 Good360 good360.org Relief/development 298.4 294.0 99.0 191,797 B MEETS STANDARDS ★★★
† CHARITY NAVIGATOR; ‡ CHARITYWATCH; ‡‡ A SERVICE OF THE COUNCIL OF BETTER BUSINESS BUREAUS; * FYE 2012 DATA ; ** PERCENTAGE CALCULATED BY PROGRAM EXPENSES DIVIDED BY TOTAL INCOME; ‡‡‡ GRADE REDUCED BECAUSE OF LARGE AMOUNTS OF UNUSED ASSETS (1) FROM 2012 FORM 990 (2) PBS HAD $47.5 MILLION IN EXPENSES OVER REVENUE.
Source: The NonProfit Times (except where noted); Research by Schuyler Velasco
Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK