The holidays are the perfect time for generosity. Though there are many ways to be generous, one tax-deductible and simple way to spread cheer is to donate to charity. Below is a list of amazing charities that are doing great work across the world.
The Nature Conservancy is an international organization with the goal to “conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.” They focus on tackling climate change, protecting land and water, providing food sustainability and building healthy cities.
Planned Parenthood provides reproductive healthcare, sex education and information to people in the US and internationally.
Food for the Poor is a nonprofit Christian organization based out of Florida that helps supply basic necessities (food, medicine, shelter, etc) to those in need in the Caribbean and Latin America. Their goal is to improve communities’ access to food, housing and emergency relief.
The YMCA is a community organization with the mission to provide recreational programs and services to people of all ages. Youth development, healthy living and social responsibility are their focuses.
Doctors Without Borders aims to give medical aid wherever the need is greatest. They currently have medical projects in over 70 countries, including Haiti, Nigeria and Iraq.
The Flint Kids Fund helps pay for the long term and short term medical care of the children who have been affected by Flint, Michigan’s water crisis.
These organizations are doing amazing things and could benefit greatly from a donation of any size. If you can’t afford to give money this holiday season, you can always volunteer as well. Donating time is just as beneficial as donating money.