10 Fast-Growing Charities
Each of these organizations has substantially increased its revenue, programs, and services in the last year, according to the nonprofit research group Charity Navigator.
William J. Clinton Foundation
Funds go toward development of global programs and partnerships in health security, economic empowerment, and ethic and religious reconciliation, among others.
ActionAid International USA
Located in more than 40 countries, this organization works with policy makers on poverty, trade, and the allocation of World Bank funds.
The Fistula Foundation
This charity supports the Hamlin Fistula Hospitals in Ethiopia, the Panzi Hospital in Democratic Republic of Congo, and other hospitals in developing countries that are treating and preventing fistula.
Himalayan Cataract Project
The Project’s goal is to eradicate blindness, and it funds programs in Nepal, Tibet, China, Bhutan, India, Sikkim, and Pakistan.
Foundation for the National Institutes of Health
Established by Congress in 1996, the foundation works with the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland, to develop new areas of biomedical research.
Seattle Aquarium Society
The society is the official fund-raising body of the Seattle Aquarium, whose mission is to conserve the marine environment.
The education and apprenticeship programs of this organization in New York City, Boston, Providence, and Washington, D.C., teach young adults the importance of higher education and job skills.
This foundation in Chicago works with five other charities to bestow research awards. Its goal: finding a cure for lung cancer.
Helping more than 3.3 million families, Unitus, located in Seattle, combats global poverty by working with microfinance companies to fund entrepreneurs all over the world.
American Endowment Foundation
Now in its 15th year, AEF, based in Hudson, Ohio, helps donors and professional advisers effectively manage their charitable giving.