Top 10 Most Followed Charities

Written by on September 14, 2021

The Ten Most Frequently Tracked By Registered Users on Charity Navigator

As mentioned in our previous blog, Charity Navigator is a Charity Assessment Organization that is recommended by the FTC to verify a charity’s legitimacy. Charity Navigator is actually the largest charity evaluator in America and their website receives more visitors than all other charity assessment organizations combined. Their website has a variety of top 10 lists and SongHero would like to highlight a few of these lists and the great charities involved. This is the first in a series of blogs soon to come that will focus on these lists and charities.

1. Doctors Without Borders

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The mission of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is to provide impartial medical relief to the victims of war, disease, and natural or man-made disaster, without regard to race, religion, or political affiliation.

2. American Red Cross (

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The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

3. The Nature Conservancy (

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The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Their vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives. How do they achieve this mission and vision? Through the dedicated efforts of their diverse staff, including more than 600 scientists, all of whom impact conservation in 72 countries. With the help of their many partners, from individuals and governments to local nonprofits and corporations. By using a non-confrontational, collaborative approach and staying true to their five unique core values. That’s how The Nature Conservancy has done more than anyone else to advance conservation around the world since our founding in 1951.

4. Natural Resources Defense Council (

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NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. They combine the power of more than three million members and online activists with the expertise of some 700 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild.

5. ALSAC – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (

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ALSAC raises funds and builds awareness to sustain the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment while honoring the memory and heritage of their founder, Danny Thomas.

6. World Wildlife Fund (

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The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and millions globally. WWF’s unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature. WWF works to conserve the world’s most important forests to sustain nature’s diversity, benefit our climate, and support human well-being Safeguard healthy oceans and marine livelihoods Secure water for people and nature Protect the worlds most important species Drive sustainable food systems to conserve nature and feed humanity Create a climate-resilient and zero-carbon world, powered by renewable energy.



The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, safe water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. UNICEF USA supports UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. They are working toward the day when no children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood.

8. Save the Children (

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Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, they work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, they are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. They ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. They deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach. They do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

9. DAV Charitable Service Trust (

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Organized in 1986, the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Charitable Service Trust is dedicated to one single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. In an effort to fulfill that purpose, the Trust awards grants to nonprofit organizations with programs that benefit service members of every era. Through financial assistance grants, the Trust carries out its mission by supporting: programs ensuring quality health care for veterans; assistance to veterans suffering from PTSD, TBI, military sexual trauma, substance-abuse issues and related conditions; programs enhancing mobility for veterans with amputations, spinal cord injuries and other physical afflictions; and additional initiatives addressing the needs of veterans and caregivers or families.

10. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (

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The mission of the ASPCA, as stated by their founder, Henry Bergh, is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.

* Top 10 list provided by Charity Navigator.

** Mission statements provided to Charity Assessment Organizations by each charity.

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