Charity Directory

On this page we list some service providers that may be useful for donors.

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Donor Advisers
Candid: Candid is a nonprofit that provides comprehensive data and insights about the social sector
Charities Aid Foundation: - the largest provider of charity accounts in the UK including Donor Advised Funds
Charity Excellence: Charity Excellence is an online platform that provides support and resources for charitable organisations in the United Kingdom. The organisation focuses on helping charities improve their efficiency, effectiveness, and overall impact
Charity Navigator: Charity Navigator is a platform that evaluates the financial health and accountability of charitable organisations
Charizone: Charizone use data to inform donors philanthropic decisions
I.G.Advisors: - consultancy that bridges the gap between fundraisers, businesses and philanthropists
Philanthropy Impact: - useful online resources mainly aimed at helping financial advisers
Prism the Gift Fund: - providers of Donor Advised Funds, can also advise on charity selection and administer foundations.
The Giving Department: - founded by Steve Wickham, advises family offices and several major grant makers and corporates on philanthropy selection
The Life You Can Save: Peter Singer's website with recommendations for charities with effective programmes (US focus). Also see book & TED talk).
Donor Platforms
Global Returns Project: - curated list of environmental charities
The Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF): The Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) is a UK-based membership organisation that represents and supports charitable foundations and grant-making charities. ACF provides a platform for foundations to collaborate, share knowledge, and advocate for issues relevant to their work.
The Big Give: - UK leaders for online matched giving campaigns
The Funding Network: - hold regular group meetings (virtual or physical) at which three small charities pitch for funding. Founded by Fred Mulder CBE
Tythe: - curated portfolio of charities with focus on the environment and climate change
WhatImpact: - knowledge sharing, resource sharing and connectivity between donors and charities or social enterprises
Volunteering
Investors in Community: Site with UK volunteering opportunities
NCVO: This NCVO webpage has some useful information and links to external sources of volunteering opportunities.
Reach Volunteering: - UK based site that connects people with at least 3 years professional experience.
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