9 Nonprofits to Support on Giving Tuesday and Every Day

"Consider supporting one of these wonderful nonprofits this Giving Tuesday!"

Each year, Thanksgiving kicks off a series of shopping-related holidays like Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. One that doesn’t get mentioned nearly as often? Giving Tuesday.

Giving Tuesday is a day for us to give back to our communities however we can and support those who need it most. Many people give monetarily for Giving Tuesday, but others donate their time, canned goods, or gently-used clothing.

Laura and I will be donating to worthy causes today, and so can you! Here are some of our favorite nonprofits to support Giving Tuesday and every day.

9 Nonprofits to Support on Giving Tuesday

1. Doctors Without Borders

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“I’ve been supporting Doctors Without Borders with a monthly donation for a couple of years. They’re an international humanitarian non-governmental organization that does incredible work and provides emergency medical care in the most dangerous places around the world, such as conflict zones and in countries affected by endemic diseases.” —Liza

2. Humane Society International

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“If you’re an animal lover like me, giving to a charity that helps save pets and animals around the world is important. Humane Society International regularly rescues animals and shares stories of their journey across social media. I love donating and following them.” —Laura

3. GiveDirectly

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GiveDirectly is the first—and largest—nonprofit that lets donors, just like you and me, send money directly to the world’s poorest. I personally strongly agree with GiveDirectly’s belief that people living in poverty deserve the dignity to choose for themselves how best to improve their lives—cash enables that choice. They currently work in eight different countries, including the United States!” —Liza

4. World Wildlife Fund

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“The World Wildlife Fund focuses on wilderness preservation and the reduction of human impact on the environment, globally. Their ‘adopt a (symbolic) animal’ program is the cutest idea for a gift that gives back while being a fun physical item to put in someone’s stocking.” —Laura

5. Grameen Foundation

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“It’s no secret that Laura and I are huge admirers of Muhammad Yunus, the founder of Grameen Bank, the father of microfinance, and Nobel Peace Laureate. Microfinance is a great tool for fighting global poverty and Grameen Foundation has always been at the forefront of this issue! I particularly love their focus on empowering women.” —Liza

6. Environmental Working Group

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“If you’ve ever googled ‘clean beauty,’ you’re benefiting from the stellar work Environmental Working Group has done to demystify toxic ingredients. They’ve classified thousands of products and continue to do important work!” —Laura

7. Water.org

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Water.org is a wonderful organization (founded by none other than Matt Damon!) that works to bring water and sanitation to the world. The global water crisis is a real thing—even in 2021—and I particularly appreciate Water.org’s approach to the problem. They provide affordable financing, such as small loans, for water and sanitation projects to communities around the world.” —Liza

8. The Nature Conservancy

“Protecting habitat for animals (and people) across the globe is important to keep biodiversity levels high and to fight climate change. The Nature Conservancy has protected 125 million acres of land and thousands of miles of rivers worldwide.” —Laura

9. Oxfam

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Oxfam is probably one of the best known and oldest international NGOs. It was founded in 1942 and is now a confederation of 20 independent charitable organizations (Oxfam America is one of them) focusing on the alleviation of global poverty. I particularly admire their focus on working with local grassroots organizations to provide effective and region-specific solutions to poverty around the globe.” —Liza


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