You want to give back to the community and the environment this season but just don’t know where to start. With all the scams out there and a Salvation Army Santa on every corner, it’s hard to know where your money is going and if it’s going to the right things. This list of top five charities has been given an A+ or A by API and has been approved to meet the follow requirements: they generally spend 75% or more of their budgets on programs, spend $25 or less to raise $100 in public support, do not hold excessive assets in reserve, and receive “open-book” status for disclosure of basic financial information and documents to AIP. So this season you can open your wallet without the stress.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation: Their mission is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitats.
Trust for Public Land: They are a national, nonprofit, land conservation organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.
Earth Island Institute: They are a non-profit, public interest, membership organization that supports people who are creating solutions to protect our shared planet.
Greenpeace Fund: Their mission is to expose global environmental problems, ensure that the Earth is able to nurture life in all its diversity and promote solutions for future generations.
Written by Greenista Girl Brianne
Photo by Lighter Footstep