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America's Top 50 charities in 2015 ranked by total income

Source: The NonProfit Times (except where noted). Research by Schuyler Velasco. Download a PDF version of this chart.

RANK NAME CATEGORY TOTAL INCOME IN MILLIONS (2014) PUBLIC SUPPORT IN MILLIONS (2014) PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL EXPENSES SPENT ON PROGRAMS†** SALARY & BENEFITS OF HIGHEST-PAID OFFICIAL†** CHARITYWATCH GRADE WISE GIVING ALLIANCE † CHARITY NAVIGATOR
1 The Y Social services $6,608.60 $934.20 90.0% $544,582 A MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★ of 4
2 Goodwill Industries International Social services 5,372.80 926.6 91 639,085 A MEETS STANDARDS NO RATING
3 Catholic Charities USA Social services 4,285.10 667.1 80.3 374,467 A- MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
4 United Way Social services 4,142.70 3,872.90 90.9 1,097,543 NO RATING MEETS STANDARDS ★★★
5 The Salvation Army Social services 3,888.50 2,115.40 81 131,243 NO RATING MEETS STANDARDS NO RATING
6 American Red Cross Social services 2,974.10 734.6 90.3 562,364 A- MEETS STANDARDS ★★★
7 Easter Seals Health 2,065.50 206.1 79 733,336 C- MEETS STANDARDS NO RATING
8 Feeding America Social services 2,060.30 2,016.30 98.5 520,349 B- MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
9 Task Force for Global Health Health 1,832.70 1,820.20 100 332,245 NO RATING MEETS STANDARDS NO RATING
10 Boys and Girls Club of America Youth 1,711.40 820.6 82.6 676,970 A MEETS STANDARDS ★★★
11 Habitat for Humanity International Social services 1,537.70 774.1 80.7 345,503 B+ MEETS STANDARDS ★★
12 Smithsonian Institution Museums 1,452.40 180.5 77.9 511,231 NO RATING NO RATING ★★★
13 Planned Parenthood Federation of America Health 1,259.90 386.3 73.1 451,752 B MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
14 Volunteers of America Social services 1,159.90 154.4 92 487,861 NO RATING MEETS STANDARDS NO RATING
15 ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Hospital/med center 1,120.40 948.8 68.3 1,299,281 B MEETS STANDARDS ★★★
16 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Health 1,119.10 281.6 81.6 1,067,826 NO RATING NO RATING ★★★
17 World Vision Relief/development 1,034.30 831.6 84.4 447,500 A- MEETS STANDARDS ★★
18 Boy Scouts of America Youth 1,018.90 392.6 84.9 1,136,760 A- MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
19 The Nature Conservancy Environment 950 596.4 70.7 761,166 B+ MEETS STANDARDS ★★★
20 Shriners Hospitals for Children Hospital/med center 946.4 233.6 79.4 487,715 A/F‡ DOES NOT MEET ALL STANDARDS ★★★
21 Food for the Poor Relief/development 912.7 907.9 95.6 395,664 C+ MEETS STANDARDS ★★★
22 American Cancer Society Health 847.9 800.2 60.6 1,686,164 C- MEETS STANDARDS ★★
23 Girl Scouts of the USA Youth 843 118.9 87 498,375 B MEETS STANDARDS ★★★
24 YWCA Social services 776.1 169.8 88.2 359,122 C+/F‡ NO RATING ★★★★
25 American Heart Association Health 756 564.5 78.1 793,999 C+ MEETS STANDARDS ★★★
26 Compassion International Relief/development 716.3 713 84 189,231 A MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
27 Catholic Relief Services Relief/development 684.7 361.1 92.1 397,216 A+ MEETS STANDARDS ★★★
28 Patient Access Network Foundation Health 673.2 659.1 97.1 318,180 NO RATING N/R NO RATING
29 Save the Children Relief/development 667.6 448.1 90.9 407,399 A MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
30 Metropolitan Museum of Art Museums 660.9 254.4 87.3 1,093,834 NO RATING NO RATING ★★★★
31 United States Fund for UNICEF Relief/development 605.7 600.8 90.2 521,820 A- MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
32 New York Presbyterian Fund Hospital/med center 594.4 306.7 69.3 3,756,363 NO RATING NO RATING NO RATING
33 Institute of International Education Education 586.7 68 94 501,058 NO RATING NO RATING ★★★★
34 International Rescue Committee Relief/development 562 178.6 92.5 338,855 A+ MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
35 AmeriCares Relief/development 560.2 558.9 97.6 276,110 C+ MEETS STANDARDS ★★★
36 CARE Relief/development 540.3 382.8 89.8 440,155 A NO RATING ★★★
37 PBS Public broadcasting 539.6 249 96.5 880,591 NO RATING NO RATING NO RATING
38 Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) Religious 537.9 476.6 83.6* 106,836* NO RATING NO RATING NO RATING
39 Samaritan’s Purse Relief/development 508.8 467.1 87 440,927 A- DOES NOT MEET ALL STANDARDS ★★★★
40 Direct Relief Relief/development 450 449.6 99.2 380,167 A MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
41 Feed the Children Relief/development 400.6 394.4 90.1 350,231 D MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
42 Catholic Medical Mission Board Relief/development 381.7 371.1 97.6 296,491 C+ MEETS STANDARDS ★★★★
43 Boys Town Youth 347.8 63.2 82.2 441,264 C+/C‡ MEETS STANDARDS ★★★
44 Médecins San Frontières/Doctors Without Borders Relief/development 344.6 332.2 87.4 143,942 A NO RATING ★★★★
45 Wounded Warrior Project Veterans 342.1 312.5 59.9 473,015 C+ MEETS STANDARDS ★★★
46 Cross International Relief/development 339.4 338.5 95.9 31,823 NO RATING MEETS STANDARDS ★★★
47 Operation Blessing International Relief/development 338.4 335.7 99 337,308 NO RATING NO RATING ★★★★
48 Step Up For Students Education 333.3 332.4 99 212,397 NO RATING NO RATING ★★★★
49 Teach for America Education 331.1 221.2 81.2 381,946 NO RATING NO RATING ★★★★
50 Pew Charitable Trusts Public interest 327.9 302.1 82.3 1,042,946 NO RATING NO RATING NO RATING

† A SERVICE OF THE COUNCIL OF BETTER BUSINESS BUREAUS; **CHARITY NAVIGATOR; * REPORTED BY CRU; ‡GRADE REDUCED BECAUSE OF LARGE AMOUNTS OF UNUSED ASSETS