REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the Season of Giving, which starts on November 28 with Giving Tuesday, GreatNonprofits, the largest provider of community-sourced recommendations of nonprofits, released the 2017 GreatNonprofits Top-Rated List today. Over 1,800 nonprofits won the coveted GreatNonprofits Top-Rated badge and made the list by having consistently maintained positive community-based ratings.
"The Season of Giving is a time to come together as a community, as a country, and show our most generous nature. The GreatNonprofits Top-Rated list helps donors to easily find top-rated charities and get inspired by the stories and recommendations," said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits.
The Season of Giving is when most Americans donate and volunteer for nonprofits. One in two Americans donate. Charitable giving reached $389 billion in 2016.
One of the charities that made the list is the Veteran Tickets Foundation in Arizona. Vet Tix is a nonprofit serving Military, Veterans and their Families by providing free tickets to entertainment and family activities. "We were gifted tickets for the Tim McGraw and Faith Hill concert in Denver," wrote a family member of a veteran in August 2017. "My veteran had not attended any sort of social event in over two years…you helped save a soldier and bring him just another step closer to whole again."
The 2017 GreatNonprofits Top-Rated List covers 37 causes such as animal shelters, children & bullying, environment, women's issues, education and art, with 462 sub-categories under them. Donors and volunteers can find charities for over 5500 causes and cities; whether that's New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco or even suburbs like Mountain View, California.
This is the 7th annual Top-Rated List of Nonprofits. Check out the complete list of Top-Rated charities.
With over 1.5M nonprofits in the United States alone, how do donors and volunteers find which charities are making a difference? GreatNonprofits offers a free, easy to use website and tools that allows community members to share their stories and recommendations of nonprofits and charities. We have received coverage in the LA Times, Wall Street Journal, and other publications for uniquely applying the power of crowdsourcing to the world of nonprofits, and currently provide over 330,000 stories and recommendations. For more information, visit http://www.greatnonprofits.org.