|To use the giving guide - step by step|
The Giving Guide will help you find an organization that combines all the factors that you determine are important. It will search within your area of interest as well as where in the world you want your contribution to make a difference.
In the box ”free search” you can search directly for an organization's name or a word/topic that interests you (such as Burma or homelessness.) Consider putting compound words in quotation marks, eg "social work". If you prefer, you can also search by letter or get the whole list of organizations.
1. What or whom do you want to support?
Fill in the areas or topics you are interested in supporting. Search criteria are divided into the broad areas in which the organizations work. Since they are very general (ex, Health Care, Research, etc.) there are also sub-categories where you can refine your search by ticking one or several boxes (ex research, focusing on asthma and allergies, children and young people, etc). If you only choose to tick a wide area (ex Social Work), it includes all categories in the search.
2. Where do you want your support to go?
You can also specify your search by typing one or several locations. Since the organizations' geographical coverage varies, we show only the outline of where the organizations are active.
Every organization in the Giving Guide is marked with ,or . The symbols show the level of transparency of the organization, ie how well it describes their activities, but also how cooperative they have been in supplying the information we have asked for or if they have confirmed the accuracy of the information we have published.
: The organization has provided all documentation Charity Rating has requested to create a complete description of their business.
: The organization has not provided all the information we have asked for. The result is that the description of the operation is incomplete and / or that some years are missing in the financial report. The organization has not always verified the information we have published.
: The organization has provided inadequate information. In some cases they have not responded at all to Charity Ratings inquiry. This means that the description of the organization is insufficient and / or that the financial statements are incomplete or empty. The organization has not verified that the information we have published is an accurate description of the operations.
4. Free text search
In the free text search box, you can search any topic, area, or words you want. Since the function searches all texts on charityrating.org, it is good to be as specific as possible. Also consider putting compound words in quotation marks, ex "social work". If you are looking for an organization that you already know the name of, tick the box "Match the organization's name". At the bottom of the search function, you can also search for organizations in alphabetical order or see a list of all the organizations included in our search.