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Charity Navigator and GuideStar research and evaluate charities based on financial health and accountability, listing top-rated charities in dozens of categories. The IRS provides Select Check to search for legitimate ch... More »

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There are hundreds of legitimate charities in the United States that serve a variety of causes. Each year, Forbes formulates a list of the top 50 charities based on criteria surrounding the size of the charity, revenue, ... More »

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Foundationcenter.org offers a list of the top 100 charities in the United States, ranked by total giving. Lovetoknow.com provides a list of 100 large top-rated charities. More »

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