The Chronicle of Philanthropy announced the largest 400 charities in the nation this week. How does one get in the top 400? You raise the most money from private sources--individuals, private organizations, corporations, etc. These charities range from universities to health organizations to funds like the Schwab Charitable Fund (number 10).
Three of the Philanthropy 400 are here in Connecticut--AmeriCares Foundation in Stamford ranked number 7, Yale University in New Haven came in at 25 and Save the Children based out of Westport ranked number 49.
AmeriCares Foundation: AmeriCares provides relief from crises--be they man made or nature made. They respond to disasters such as flood, famine, hurricanes, refugee crises, and civil strife. 70% of what they do involves providing global medical care and medical care to uninsured Americans through free clinics. They also have a summer camp for kids affected by AIDS and HIV.
Yale University: This prestigious and well-known school truly needs to explanation. Yale educates both undergraduate and graduate students and is the source of a tremendous amount of research in all subjects.
Save the Children: This organization aims to provide healthy and safe lives for children worldwide. They aim to accomplish this by providing education to mothers, providing pre-natal care, immunizations, building schools in developing countries and providing literacy and nutrition to those living in rural poverty in the U.S.