We've all heard it said before: everyone has the power to change the world. Here at Charity Navigator, we can see each action clearly having an impact on various sectors across the country. Charitable donations allow you, as an individual, to influence the causes that you care about without having to wait for various state entities to take action.
Earlier this year, Charity Navigator took a look at the donations made through our site during President Trump’s #First100Days in office and compared them to those a year earlier. Donations made through Charity Navigator’s Giving Basket to a number of organization increased substantially: Planned Parenthood had a 1,000% increase, ACLU had an 8,000% increase, and the Southern Poverty Law Center had a 1,400% increase.
Right now, the debate over health care has the national stage. According to the CDC, the number of people under the age of 65 without health insurance is roughly 28.4 million. Families with insurance often struggle with the cost of health care. Nearly one in six families have experienced difficulties paying their medical bills within the past year, and one in ten have medical expenses that they are completely unable to pay.
Individuals and families, both insured and uninsured, worry about their health every single day knowing that if they fall sick, some will no longer be able to support themselves or their loved ones.
If you’re looking to help others stay healthy, check out these highly rated charities that provide health services to people in our communities. The following organizations have received three or four stars from Charity Navigator based on their Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency.
A Chance to Change Foundation is based in Oklahoma City and provides addiction counseling or treatment. The Foundation provides counseling for a wide range of addictions including gambling, tobacco, sex, drugs, and alcohol, among others. A Chance to Change has a three-star rating on Charity Navigator.