Top-Rated Charities in the U.S. to Donate to in 2021

altruity October 12, 2021

Do your research, choose your charity, and get giving!

When it comes to giving back, you want to make sure you’re being as effective as possible to ensure that your money, time, and efforts go as far as possible for the cause. That’s where charity ratings come in!

These ratings help identify America’s best charities to donate to in any given year, so you can factor this in when making your annual donation decisions.

Check out some of the 2021 top-rated charities in each category according to Charity Watch below! Charities on this list typically spend 75% or more of their budgets on programs, and spend $25 or less to raise $100, among other factors and requirements.

You can find and donate to all of these charities and more with Altruity, your one place for online charitable giving.

Environment, Wildlife & Animal Protection

  • American Humane
  • Animal Welfare Institute
  • Wildlife Conservation Society
  • African Wildlife Foundation

Children’s Charities

  • Boy’s & Girl’s Clubs of America
  • Children’s Defense Fund
  • Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities


  • American Lung Association
  • Breast Cancer Research Foundation
  • Cancer Research Institute
  • City of Hope
  • Parkinson’s Foundation

Domestic Needs

  • American Red Cross
  • Save the Children
  • YMCA of the USA


  • Teach for America
  • Scholarship America
  • Junior Achievement USA

Veterans Support

  • Fisher House Foundation
  • Homes for Our Troops
  • Gary Sinise Foundation

Hunger Relief

  • Action Against Hunger USA
  • City Harvest
  • Feeding America
  • The Hunger Project

International Needs

  • Doctors Without Borders USA
  • Samaritan’s Purse
  • Rotary Foundation of Rotary International

Charity Ratings on Altruity

With Altruity, you can find official ratings for every top-rated charity before you donate. Altruity has thousands of America’s best charities to choose from, so you can find the causes you’re passionate about. Plus, you can read each organization’s mission statement in addition to the charity rating to help guide your decision.

Altruity puts the power in your hands, so you can make more informed decisions and donate smarter. Explore all the top-rated charities to choose yours and donate today!

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If you need a little help choosing which charities to donate to, use the “Wildcard” feature on Altruity and we’ll pick a charity in need for you! You can’t go wrong with any of the top-rated charities we have to offer.

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Note: The charities named in this article are not being endorsed by the Altruity Foundation. This article was written by Olithan Solutions Inc., the owner and operator of Altruity.