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New High-Impact Nonprofits Identified: Animals, At-Risk Youth, and People with Disabilities

philanthropedia-p-logo.jpgPhilanthropedia (at GuideStar) has just released research results identifying high-impact nonprofits working with animals, at-risk youth, and people with disabilities.

Animal Welfare, Rights, & Protection

In total, 169 experts identified 15 top nonprofits working on a national level and 16 top nonprofits working on a local level.

National

  1. HSUS (Humane Society of The United States)
  2. ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
  3. PetSmart Charities
  4. Best Friends Animal Society (Best Friends)
  5. Farm Sanctuary
  6. Maddie's Fund
  7. Alley Cat Allies
  8. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)
  9. Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF)
  10. Mercy for Animals
  11. Humane Alliance of WNC (Humane Alliance)
  12. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
  13. New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS)
  14. Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA)
  15. Center for Biological Diversity (CBD)

Learn more about these top-ranked national nonprofits

Local

  1. Bay Area Dog Lovers Responsible About Pitbulls (BAD RAP) (California)
  2. Texas Humane Legislation Network (THLN)
  3. Marin Humane Society (California)
  4. Emancipet (Texas)
  5. Animal Place (California)
  6. Humane Alliance of WNC (Humane Alliance) (North Carolina)
  7. Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals
  8. First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP)
  9. Erie County SPCA (New York)
  10. Animal Protection of New Mexico
  11. Houston SPCA (Texas)
  12. Denver Dumb Friends League (Colorado)
  13. Austin Humane Society (Texas)
  14. The Humane Society of Boulder Valley (Colorado)
  15. Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA)
  16. Nevada Humane Society

Learn more about these top-ranked local nonprofits

At-Risk Youth

In total, 88 experts identified 9 top nonprofits working on a national level.

  1. Big Brother Big Sister Association
  2. Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA)
  3. Casey Family Programs
  4. YouthBuild USA
  5. Girls Inc.
  6. Communities In Schools
  7. Youth Law Center (YLC)
  8. Boys Town
  9. Campaign for Youth Justice

Learn more about these top-ranked national nonprofits

People with Disabilities

In total, 79 experts identified 11 top nonprofits working on a national level.

  1. Special Olympics
  2. The Arc of the US
  3. National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
  4. American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
  5. Goodwill Industries
  6. Easter Seals
  7. National Federation of the Blind
  8. National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
  9. Best Buddies
  10. National Organization on Disability (NOD)
  11. World Institute on Disability (WID)

Learn more about these top-ranked national nonprofits

Thank you to all the experts who shared their perspective and participated in the research. If you have any feedback or comments, please e-mail Dawn Kwan at dkwan@guidestar.org.

Dawn Kwan, Philanthropedia (at GuideStar)
© 2011, Philanthropedia (at GuideStar)

Dawn Kwan is GuideStar's manager of Philanthropedia research.

Topics: Impact