According to Forbes’ recently published list of America’s top charities, the biggest players received total donations worth $51.5 billion. Representing a 5% increase from the previous year, the total represents 12% of total charitable contributions, which number $427.7 billion. Forbes’ rankings are determined by private donations made in the latest fiscal period. Thus, the list compilers point out that the list is based on a quantitative, and not qualitative, approach. From private donations ranging between $3.3 billion to $593 million, the list’s staggering figures make for stark reading. Continue reading for our breakdown of America’s top ten charities.
America’s Top Charities 2019
United Way Worldwide
The domestic needs charity received private donations worth $3.3 billion. Forbes rated its fundraising efficiency at 90% and its charitable commitment at 85%.
The hunger relief organisation received private donations worth $2.8 billion. For both fundraising efficiency and charitable commitment, Forbes scored the charity 99%.
Task Force for Global Health
The international health charity received $2.6 billion in private donations. Forbes gave full marks to the charity’s fundraising efficiency and charitable commitment, scoring them both 100%.
Founded in London in 1865, the Salvation Army has grown into a major international player. In 2019, it received $2 billion in private donations and received a 87% rating for fundraising efficiency and 82% for charitable commitment.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
The Tennessee-based charity received $1.7 billion in private donations, while being rated 85% for fundraising efficiency and 90% for charitable commitment by Forbes.
American National Red Cross
Supporting disaster-stricken people, the Red Cross received private donations worth $1.5 billion. Forbes’ list scored its fundraising efficiency 87% and charitable commitment 90%.
A major player in international disaster relief efforts, Direct Relief received private donations worth $1.4 billion. According to Forbes’ list, the charity was rated 100% for fundraising efficiency and 99% for charitable commitment.
Stay tuned for more on America’s top charities of 2019.