GREATNONPROFITS GreatNonprofits 2017 Top-Rated Awards TOP-RATED AWARDS

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189 Top-Rated Nonprofits in All Issues from California

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Nonprofit Name City and State Causes Rating # of Stories
Foster City, CA 4.92 37 Stories 37 Stories
Santa Ana, CA 4.96 73 Stories 73 Stories
Encinitas, CA 4.97 139 Stories 139 Stories
Sacramento, CA 4.9 10 Stories 10 Stories
Lincoln, CA 4.86 29 Stories 29 Stories
Alhambra, CA 5 45 Stories 45 Stories
San Francisco, CA Animals 4.99 332 Stories 332 Stories
San Francisco, CA Animals 5 36 Stories 36 Stories
San Jose, CA Animals 4.93 87 Stories 87 Stories
Fresno, CA Animals 4.98 50 Stories 50 Stories
Crescent City, CA Animals 5 37 Stories 37 Stories
Romoland, CA Animals 4.97 37 Stories 37 Stories
Santa Monica, CA Animals 4.89 64 Stories 64 Stories
Lancaster, CA Animals 4.99 68 Stories 68 Stories
Upland, CA Animals 4.95 99 Stories 99 Stories
Cotati, CA Animals 4.7 112 Stories 112 Stories
La Crescenta, CA Animals 5 17 Stories 17 Stories
San Miguel, CA Animals 4.95 61 Stories 61 Stories
Encinitas, CA Animals 5 44 Stories 44 Stories
Norco, CA Animals 4.87 15 Stories 15 Stories
Apple Valley, CA Animals 4.71 14 Stories 14 Stories
San Francisco, CA Animals 4.99 124 Stories 124 Stories
Mission Viejo, CA Animals 5 17 Stories 17 Stories
San Jose, CA Animals, Civil Rights 4.96 55 Stories 55 Stories
Redwood City, CA Animals, Education 4.86 103 Stories 103 Stories
Santa Paula, CA Animals, Health 4.99 94 Stories 94 Stories
Petaluma, CA Animals, Health 5 20 Stories 20 Stories
Walnut Creek, CA Animals, Human Services 4.77 35 Stories 35 Stories
Sacramento, CA Animals, International 4.95 483 Stories 483 Stories
Sausalito, CA Animals, Technology 4.91 129 Stories 129 Stories
Berkeley, CA Arts & Culture 5 31 Stories 31 Stories
Berkeley, CA Arts & Culture 4.94 2529 Stories 2529 Stories
Studio City, CA Arts & Culture 5 15 Stories 15 Stories
San Diego, CA Arts & Culture 5 14 Stories 14 Stories
San Diego, CA Arts & Culture 4.87 30 Stories 30 Stories
Davis, CA Arts & Culture 4.94 16 Stories 16 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Arts & Culture 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
Oakland, CA Arts & Culture 5 79 Stories 79 Stories
Anza, CA Arts & Culture, Animals 4.89 18 Stories 18 Stories
Oakland, CA Arts & Culture, Children & Youth 4.91 44 Stories 44 Stories
South San Francisco, CA Arts & Culture, Children & Youth 4.92 26 Stories 26 Stories
Berkeley, CA Arts & Culture, Education 4.86 110 Stories 110 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Arts & Culture, Education 4.99 72 Stories 72 Stories
San Francisco, CA Arts & Culture, Environment 5 19 Stories 19 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Arts & Culture, Health 4.92 72 Stories 72 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Arts & Culture, Human Services 4.89 272 Stories 272 Stories
Arcata, CA Arts & Culture, International 4.88 32 Stories 32 Stories
Irvine, CA Arts & Culture, Religion 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
Visalia, CA Cancer 4.86 14 Stories 14 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Children & Youth 5 70 Stories 70 Stories
Palm Desert, CA Children & Youth 4.96 25 Stories 25 Stories
Newport Beach, CA Children & Youth 5 10 Stories 10 Stories
Campbell, CA Children & Youth 4.93 67 Stories 67 Stories
San Ramon, CA Children & Youth 5 13 Stories 13 Stories
Burlingame, CA Children & Youth, Arts & Culture 4.95 241 Stories 241 Stories
Danville, CA Children & Youth, Cancer 4.99 174 Stories 174 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Children & Youth, Crime & Law 4.97 63 Stories 63 Stories
Santa Cruz, CA Children & Youth, Crime & Law 4.91 161 Stories 161 Stories
Santa Ana, CA Children & Youth, Disaster Aid 4.88 43 Stories 43 Stories
Dublin, CA Children & Youth, Domestic Violence 5 60 Stories 60 Stories
Oakland, CA Children & Youth, Domestic Violence 4.89 38 Stories 38 Stories
Oakland, CA Children & Youth, Health 5 17 Stories 17 Stories
San Diego, CA Children & Youth, Human Services 5 23 Stories 23 Stories
Moraga, CA Children & Youth, Literacy 4.99 121 Stories 121 Stories
Vacaville, CA Civil Rights, Cancer 5 19 Stories 19 Stories
Granite Bay, CA Civil Rights, Education 4.98 44 Stories 44 Stories
San Jose, CA Civil Rights, Human Services 4.89 28 Stories 28 Stories
San Francisco, CA Civil Rights, LGBTQ 4.43 14 Stories 14 Stories
San Francisco, CA Civil Rights, Philanthropy 3.76 93 Stories 93 Stories
Berkeley, CA Civil Rights, Philanthropy 4.98 47 Stories 47 Stories
Northridge, CA Crime & Law 5 11 Stories 11 Stories
Watsonville, CA Crime & Law, Children & Youth 4.83 41 Stories 41 Stories
San Francisco, CA Crime & Law, Homeless & Housing 4.72 71 Stories 71 Stories
Sherman Oaks, CA Disabilities, Health 4.05 75 Stories 75 Stories
Watsonville, CA Disabilities, Human Services 4.96 83 Stories 83 Stories
Sacramento, CA Disaster Aid 5 38 Stories 38 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Disaster Aid 5 27 Stories 27 Stories
San Francisco, CA Economic Development 5 39 Stories 39 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Education 4.99 98 Stories 98 Stories
Oceanside, CA Education 4.95 61 Stories 61 Stories
Ventura, CA Education 5 15 Stories 15 Stories
Sujjisujn, CA Education 5 55 Stories 55 Stories
Grass Valley, CA Education 4.93 1138 Stories 1138 Stories
Hacienda Heights, CA Education, Arts & Culture 4.99 93 Stories 93 Stories
San Leandro, CA Education, Children & Youth 5 68 Stories 68 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Education, Children & Youth 5 87 Stories 87 Stories
Berkeley, CA Education, Children & Youth 4.99 102 Stories 102 Stories
Menlo Park, CA Education, Children & Youth 4.87 100 Stories 100 Stories
San Francisco, CA Education, Economic Development 4.82 56 Stories 56 Stories
Orange, CA Education, Human Services 5 14 Stories 14 Stories
San Rafael, CA Education, International 5 15 Stories 15 Stories
San Francisco, CA Education, International 4.62 121 Stories 121 Stories
Sausalito, CA Education, International 4.9 111 Stories 111 Stories
Piedmont, CA Education, Literacy 4.79 72 Stories 72 Stories
Encinitas, CA Education, Literacy 5 17 Stories 17 Stories
Truckee, CA Education, Philanthropy 4.93 15 Stories 15 Stories
Escondido, CA Education, Religion 4.61 72 Stories 72 Stories
San Francisco, CA Education, Scholarships 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
Sacramento, CA Education, Scholarships 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
Redwood City, CA Education, Scholarships 4.91 67 Stories 67 Stories
Oakland, CA Education, Scholarships 4.97 59 Stories 59 Stories
San Francisco, CA Education, Scholarships 4.99 94 Stories 94 Stories
Santa Rosa, CA Education, Sports 4.96 68 Stories 68 Stories
San Francisco, CA Environment 4.96 89 Stories 89 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Environment 4.94 87 Stories 87 Stories
Santa Barbara, CA Environment 4.93 15 Stories 15 Stories
Victorville, CA Environment 4.95 76 Stories 76 Stories
Sacramento, CA Environment 4.94 65 Stories 65 Stories
Long Beach, CA Environment 4.94 51 Stories 51 Stories
San Francisco, CA Environment 4.82 11 Stories 11 Stories
Santa Barbara, CA Environment, Anti-Fracking 4.96 83 Stories 83 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Environment, Children & Youth 4.77 30 Stories 30 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Environment, Children & Youth 4.98 80 Stories 80 Stories
Palm Springs, CA Food, Human Services 4.99 110 Stories 110 Stories
Chula Vista, CA Food, Philanthropy 5 24 Stories 24 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Health 5 13 Stories 13 Stories
San Jose, CA Health 4.79 139 Stories 139 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Health 4.95 158 Stories 158 Stories
Fullerton, CA Health 4.79 19 Stories 19 Stories
San Diego, CA Health 4.75 28 Stories 28 Stories
Emgeryville, CA Health 4.93 14 Stories 14 Stories
Culver City, CA Health 4.87 15 Stories 15 Stories
San Carlos, CA Health 5 13 Stories 13 Stories
Berkeley, CA Health 4.93 107 Stories 107 Stories
Cypress, CA Health 4.98 65 Stories 65 Stories
San Francisco, CA Health 5 62 Stories 62 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Health 4.78 118 Stories 118 Stories
Newport Beach, CA Health, Cancer 4.99 340 Stories 340 Stories
Pacoima, CA Health, Food 4.91 33 Stories 33 Stories
Santa Cruz, CA Health, Mental Health 4.9 711 Stories 711 Stories
Santa Monica, CA Health, Veterans 4.96 107 Stories 107 Stories
Irvine, CA Homeless & Housing 4.96 23 Stories 23 Stories
San Diego, CA Homeless & Housing 4.64 22 Stories 22 Stories
Oakland, CA Homeless & Housing, Job Training 5 14 Stories 14 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Homeless & Housing, Mental Health 4.86 43 Stories 43 Stories
Redwood City, CA Human Services 4.95 57 Stories 57 Stories
San Francisco, CA Human Services 4.96 85 Stories 85 Stories
San Pablo, CA Human Services 4.96 48 Stories 48 Stories
Riverside, CA Human Services 4.94 48 Stories 48 Stories
Pasadena, CA Human Services 4.98 52 Stories 52 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Human Services, Breast Cancer 5 61 Stories 61 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Human Services, Children & Youth 4.99 68 Stories 68 Stories
Vista, CA Human Services, Children & Youth 4.98 121 Stories 121 Stories
Kenwood, CA Human Services, Crime & Law 4.93 71 Stories 71 Stories
Santa Monica, CA Human Services, Food 4.79 34 Stories 34 Stories
Palm Springs, CA Human Services, Homeless & Housing 4.92 12 Stories 12 Stories
San Diego, CA Human Services, International 4.95 409 Stories 409 Stories
Huntington Beach, CA Human Services, Literacy 4.96 26 Stories 26 Stories
Sherman Oaks, CA Human Services, Mental Health 4.95 486 Stories 486 Stories
Portola Valley, CA International 4.98 59 Stories 59 Stories
Foster City, CA International 5 55 Stories 55 Stories
Oakland, CA International 4.89 90 Stories 90 Stories
Modesto, CA International 4.83 98 Stories 98 Stories
San Francisco, CA International 4.94 17 Stories 17 Stories
San Francisco, CA International 4.94 54 Stories 54 Stories
Santa Monica, CA International 4.79 38 Stories 38 Stories
Carlsbad, CA International, Children & Youth 4.94 68 Stories 68 Stories
San Francisco, CA International, Economic Development 4.83 162 Stories 162 Stories
Milpitas, CA International, Human Services 4.83 24 Stories 24 Stories
San Francisco, CA International, Philanthropy 4.85 177 Stories 177 Stories
Diamond Bar, CA International, Philanthropy 4.96 72 Stories 72 Stories
Oakland, CA Job Training 4.95 20 Stories 20 Stories
Santa Ana, CA Job Training, Immigration 5 16 Stories 16 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Mental Health 4.91 11 Stories 11 Stories
San Pedro, CA Mental Health 5 27 Stories 27 Stories
North Hollywood, CA Mental Health 4.93 54 Stories 54 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Mental Health, Arts & Culture 5 13 Stories 13 Stories
Novato, CA Mental Health, Cancer 5 95 Stories 95 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Mental Health, Civil Rights 4.99 74 Stories 74 Stories
Sonoma, CA Mental Health, Human Services 4.91 134 Stories 134 Stories
San Mateo, CA Microfinance, Civil Rights 4.93 59 Stories 59 Stories
Grass Valley, CA Philanthropy 5 46 Stories 46 Stories
Santa Monica, CA Philanthropy 5 22 Stories 22 Stories
San Francisco, CA Philanthropy, Literacy 4.85 40 Stories 40 Stories
Acampo, CA Religion 4.9 72 Stories 72 Stories
Orinda, CA Religion 4.73 22 Stories 22 Stories
Pasadena, CA Religion 4.95 20 Stories 20 Stories
Bellflower, CA Religion 4.6 70 Stories 70 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Religion 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Religion, Arts & Culture 4.68 28 Stories 28 Stories
San Diego, CA Reproductive Rights, Health 5 29 Stories 29 Stories
Huntingtn Bch, CA Sports 5 11 Stories 11 Stories
Long Beach, CA Sports, Children & Youth 5 21 Stories 21 Stories
Fort Bragg, CA Sports, Disaster Aid 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
Julian, CA Technology 4.87 45 Stories 45 Stories
Milpitas, CA Technology, Environment 4.93 14 Stories 14 Stories
Studio City, CA Veterans 4.72 25 Stories 25 Stories
Gilroy, CA Veterans 4.98 63 Stories 63 Stories
San Francisco, CA Voting Rights, Civil Rights 5 40 Stories 40 Stories