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When natural disasters strike and new societal concerns emerge, Charity Navigator will use this portion of our site to spotlight charities dealing with these issues to help you give generously and with confidence.
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Support Our Troops

Thu, 2014-04-17 22:00
If you are compassionate about helping veterans, injured soldiers and their families, then consult our list of military-related charities before you write a check.

Charities Working to Prevent and Cure Breast Cancer

Thu, 2014-04-17 22:00
There are more than 1,000 charities competing for donations to continue their efforts to promote awareness and to cure breast cancer. How is a donor supposed to distinguish between them all?

Celebrities Put Star-Power to Good Use

Thu, 2014-04-17 22:00
Find out what Angelina Jolie, Bono, Lance Armstrong and Michael J. Fox have in common besides being famous.

2014 Winter Olympics

Sun, 2014-03-09 22:00
Learn about the charities that helped the 2014 U.S. Winter Olympic competitors realize their dreams as well as other charities that use sports to transform and improve lives.

Midwest Tornadoes

Sun, 2014-01-05 22:00
Late season tornadoes and strong storms wreak havoc in 12 states. Read our tips before you donate to the relief and recovery efforts.

Super Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Relief

Sun, 2014-01-05 22:00
See which charities are providing relief to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Sharing Your Bounty: Providing Holiday Meals to the Less Fortunate

Sun, 2014-01-05 22:00
If the holidays have inspired you to help the less fortunate, then review our tips on how to identify a well-run charity that provides holiday meals.

Holiday Giving Guide

Sun, 2014-01-05 22:00
At Charity Navigator, we urge all donors to take a closer look at the charities seeking their support this holiday season. To aid your efforts, we've created this Holiday Giving Guide to help you ensure that your holiday donations best reach their intended good causes.

Superstorm Sandy: A Year Later

Sun, 2014-01-05 22:00
Hurricane Sandy hit the U.S. on October 29 2012, leaving millions without power, at least 100 dead and a tremendous amount of property damage. Learn which charities participated in the relief and recovery efforts.

#GivingTuesday: A Day of Giving Back

Sun, 2014-01-05 22:00
GivingTuesday is a simple idea. All you need to do is find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to join in acts of giving. Then tell everyone you can about what you are doing and why it matters.

Tropical Cyclone Phailin Disaster Relief

Sun, 2014-01-05 22:00
Cyclone Phailin struck the eastern coast of India on October 12, 2013 making landfall as the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane. The storm brought winds as high as

How To Help Washington Navy Yard Shooting Victims And Their Families

Sun, 2014-01-05 22:00
These organizations are raising money to support those affected by the Navy Yard shooting.

Syrian Crisis

Sun, 2014-01-05 22:00
Find out which charities are providing humanitarian aid to the ever-increasing number of Syrians affected by the civil war.

Conversation with Breast Cancer Charities: The Ins and Outs of Cause-Related Marketing

Sun, 2014-01-05 22:00
Find out how charities decide which products/ firms are a good fit for a cause-related marketing campaign and see what they say is the biggest misconception donors/ customers have about cause-related marketing.