9 Of Our Favorite Nonprofits To Support This Giving Tuesday

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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 as often is Giving Tuesday. It’s a day for us to give back to our communities however we can and support those who need it most. Although many people give monetarily for Giving Tuesday, others donate their time, canned goods, or gently-used clothing. Laura and I, Brightly’s co-founders, will both be donating to worthy causes today and so can you! See the list of our favorite nonprofits to support on Giving Tuesday below!

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1. Doctors Without Borders

I have been supporting Doctors Without Borders with a monthly donation for about a year. They are 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

Charity Navigator Rating: 93.91

via Humane Society International

2. Humane Society International

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

Charity Navigator Rating: 84.35

Courtesy of Give Directly

3. Give Directly

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 8 different countries, including the US! – Liza

Charity Navigator Rating: 98.23

Courtesy of World Wildlife Fund

4. World Wildlife Fund

The WWF 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

Charity Navigator Rating: 80.32

Courtesy of Grameen Foundation

5. Grameen Foundation

It is no secret that Laura and I are huge admirers of Muhammad Yunus, the founder of Grameen Bank, the father of microfinance and Nobel Peace Laureatte. 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

Charity Navigator Rating: 83.20

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6. Environmental Working Group

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

Charity Navigator Rating: 99.67

Courtesy of Water.org

7. Water.org

Water.org is a wonderful organization (founded by no other but Matt Damon!) that works to bring water and sanitation to the world. The global water crisis is a real thing even in 2020 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

Charity Navigator Rating: 95.75

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 119,000,000 acres of land and thousands of miles of rivers worldwide. – Laura

Charity Navigator Rating: 84.49

Courtesy of Oxfam

9. Oxfam

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

Charity Navigator Rating: 82.27

Consider supporting one of these wonderful nonprofits this Giving Tuesday!

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