GREATNONPROFITS GreatNonprofits 2016 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
San Francisco, CA International, Philanthropy 4.85 175 Stories 175 Stories
San Francisco, CA Civil Rights, Philanthropy 4.98 47 Stories 47 Stories
San Francisco, CA Economic Development, Education 4.82 56 Stories 56 Stories
San Francisco, CA Civil Rights, Philanthropy 3.78 94 Stories 94 Stories
Redwood City, CA Human Services 4.95 57 Stories 57 Stories
Berkeley, CA Education, Children & Youth 4.99 102 Stories 102 Stories
San Francisco, CA Education, International 4.62 120 Stories 120 Stories
San Francisco, CA Crime & Law, Homeless & Housing 4.71 70 Stories 70 Stories
San Francisco, CA Human Services 4.97 86 Stories 86 Stories
San Francisco, CA Animals 4.99 303 Stories 303 Stories
San Francisco, CA Civil Rights, LGBTQ 4.43 14 Stories 14 Stories
San Francisco, CA Education, Scholarships 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
San Francisco, CA Arts & Culture, Environment 5 19 Stories 19 Stories
San Francisco, CA Animals 5 36 Stories 36 Stories
San Francisco, CA International, Economic Development 4.83 162 Stories 162 Stories
San Francisco, CA Economic Development 5 39 Stories 39 Stories
San Francisco, CA Environment 4.95 88 Stories 88 Stories
Walnut Creek, CA Animals, Human Services 4.77 35 Stories 35 Stories
San Pablo, CA Human Services 4.96 48 Stories 48 Stories
Danville, CA Children & Youth, Cancer 4.99 174 Stories 174 Stories
Burlingame, CA Children & Youth, Arts & Culture 4.95 241 Stories 241 Stories
Berkeley, CA Arts & Culture 5 31 Stories 31 Stories
Berkeley, CA Arts & Culture, Education 4.86 110 Stories 110 Stories
Berkeley, CA Health 5 13 Stories 13 Stories
San Jose, CA Animals 4.93 87 Stories 87 Stories
Foster City, CA Civil Rights 4.92 37 Stories 37 Stories
Piedmont, CA Education, Literacy 4.79 72 Stories 72 Stories
Oakland, CA Children & Youth, Domestic Violence 4.89 38 Stories 38 Stories
Oakland, CA Job Training 4.95 20 Stories 20 Stories
Oakland, CA Arts & Culture, Children & Youth 4.91 44 Stories 44 Stories
Oakland, CA Children & Youth, Health 5 17 Stories 17 Stories
Berkeley, CA Arts & Culture 4.94 2529 Stories 2529 Stories
Milpitas, CA International, Human Services 4.83 24 Stories 24 Stories
Dublin, CA Children & Youth, Domestic Violence 5 60 Stories 60 Stories
San Leandro, CA Education, Children & Youth 5 68 Stories 68 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Education 4.99 98 Stories 98 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Environment 4.94 87 Stories 87 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Environment, Children & Youth 4.98 80 Stories 80 Stories
Milpitas, CA Technology, Environment 4.93 14 Stories 14 Stories
San Jose, CA Civil Rights, Human Services 4.89 28 Stories 28 Stories
San Jose, CA Health 4.79 139 Stories 139 Stories
Sausalito, CA Animals, Technology 4.91 128 Stories 128 Stories
Sausalito, CA Education, International 4.9 105 Stories 105 Stories
Novato, CA Mental Health, Cancer 5 95 Stories 95 Stories
San Rafael, CA Education, International 5 15 Stories 15 Stories
South San Francisco, CA Arts & Culture, Children & Youth 4.92 26 Stories 26 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Health 4.95 158 Stories 158 Stories
Menlo Park, CA Education, Children & Youth 4.87 100 Stories 100 Stories
Redwood City, CA Animals, Education 4.86 103 Stories 103 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Children & Youth, Crime & Law 4.97 63 Stories 63 Stories
Santa Cruz, CA Children & Youth, Crime & Law 4.91 160 Stories 160 Stories
San Diego, CA Children & Youth, Human Services 5 23 Stories 23 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Mental Health, Civil Rights 4.99 74 Stories 74 Stories
Studio City, CA Arts & Culture 5 15 Stories 15 Stories
Santa Ana, CA Job Training, Immigration 5 16 Stories 16 Stories
Fort Bragg, CA Sports, Disaster Aid 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
Irvine, CA Homeless & Housing 4.96 23 Stories 23 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Education, Children & Youth 5 87 Stories 87 Stories
Kenwood, CA Crime & Law, Human Services 4.93 71 Stories 71 Stories
San Diego, CA Homeless & Housing 4.64 22 Stories 22 Stories
Huntington Beach, CA Human Services, Literacy 4.96 26 Stories 26 Stories
Acampo, CA Religion 4.9 72 Stories 72 Stories
Oceanside, CA Education 4.95 61 Stories 61 Stories
Julian, CA Technology 4.87 45 Stories 45 Stories
Sacramento, CA Animals, International 4.95 480 Stories 480 Stories
Santa Cruz, CA Health, Mental Health 4.9 711 Stories 711 Stories
San Diego, CA Reproductive Rights, Health 5 29 Stories 29 Stories
Pacoima, CA Health, Food 4.91 33 Stories 33 Stories
Northridge, CA Crime & Law 5 11 Stories 11 Stories
Ventura, CA Education 5 15 Stories 15 Stories
San Diego, CA Arts & Culture 5 14 Stories 14 Stories
Watsonville, CA Crime & Law, Children & Youth 4.83 41 Stories 41 Stories
Orinda, CA Religion 4.73 22 Stories 22 Stories
Huntingtn Bch, CA Sports 5 11 Stories 11 Stories
Petaluma, CA Animals, Health 5 20 Stories 20 Stories
Santa Rosa, CA Sports, Education 4.96 68 Stories 68 Stories
Pasadena, CA Religion 4.95 20 Stories 20 Stories
Moraga, CA Children & Youth, Literacy 4.99 121 Stories 121 Stories
Santa Ana, CA 4.96 73 Stories 73 Stories
Sacramento, CA Education, Scholarships 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
Fresno, CA Animals 4.98 50 Stories 50 Stories
Santa Barbara, CA Environment 4.93 15 Stories 15 Stories
Crescent City, CA Animals 5 37 Stories 37 Stories
Romoland, CA Animals 4.97 37 Stories 37 Stories
Fulelrton, CA Health 4.79 19 Stories 19 Stories
Encinitas, CA 4.97 138 Stories 138 Stories
Sonoma, CA Mental Health, Human Services 4.91 134 Stories 134 Stories
Bellflower, CA Religion 4.6 70 Stories 70 Stories
San Diego, CA Health 4.75 28 Stories 28 Stories
Sherman Oaks, CA Disabilities, Health 4.05 75 Stories 75 Stories
Truckee, CA Education, Philanthropy 4.93 15 Stories 15 Stories
Sacramento, CA 4.9 10 Stories 10 Stories
Victorville, CA Environment 4.95 76 Stories 76 Stories
Palm Springs, CA Human Services, Homeless & Housing 4.92 12 Stories 12 Stories
Sujjisujn, CA Education 5 55 Stories 55 Stories
San Diego, CA Human Services, International 4.95 408 Stories 408 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Breast Cancer, Human Services 5 61 Stories 61 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Religion, Arts & Culture 4.68 28 Stories 28 Stories
Oakland, CA Education, Scholarships 4.97 59 Stories 59 Stories
Portola Valley, CA International 4.98 59 Stories 59 Stories
Emgeryville, CA Health 4.93 14 Stories 14 Stories
San Jose, CA Animals, Civil Rights 4.96 55 Stories 55 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Mental Health 4.91 11 Stories 11 Stories
Foster City, CA International 5 55 Stories 55 Stories
Santa Monica, CA Animals 4.89 64 Stories 64 Stories
Lancaster, CA Animals 4.99 68 Stories 68 Stories
Culver City, CA Health 4.87 15 Stories 15 Stories
Santa Monica, CA Human Services, Food 4.79 34 Stories 34 Stories
Escondido, CA Education, Religion 4.61 72 Stories 72 Stories
Vista, CA Children & Youth, Human Services 4.98 121 Stories 121 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Homeless & Housing, Mental Health 4.86 43 Stories 43 Stories
Santa Paula, CA Animals, Health 4.99 94 Stories 94 Stories
Sherman Oaks, CA Human Services, Cancer 4.95 487 Stories 487 Stories
Encinitas, CA Education, Literacy 5 17 Stories 17 Stories
Orange, CA Education, Human Services 5 14 Stories 14 Stories
San Pedro, CA Mental Health 5 27 Stories 27 Stories
San Diego, CA Arts & Culture 4.87 30 Stories 30 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Arts & Culture, Human Services 4.89 272 Stories 272 Stories
Davis, CA Arts & Culture 4.94 16 Stories 16 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Arts & Culture, Education 4.99 72 Stories 72 Stories
Upland, CA Animals 4.95 99 Stories 99 Stories
Irvine, CA Arts & Culture, Religion 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
Hacienda Heights, CA Education, Arts & Culture 4.99 93 Stories 93 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Children & Youth, Environment 4.77 30 Stories 30 Stories
San Francisco, CA Education, Scholarships 4.99 94 Stories 94 Stories
Santa Barbara, CA Anti-Fracking, Environment 4.96 83 Stories 83 Stories
Cotati, CA Animals 4.7 112 Stories 112 Stories
Granite Bay, CA Civil Rights, Education 4.98 44 Stories 44 Stories
Lincoln, CA 4.86 29 Stories 29 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Human Services, Children & Youth 4.99 68 Stories 68 Stories
Oakland, CA International 4.89 90 Stories 90 Stories
Sacramento, CA Environment 4.94 65 Stories 65 Stories
Modesto, CA International 4.83 98 Stories 98 Stories
La Crescenta, CA Animals 5 17 Stories 17 Stories
Watsonville, CA Disabilities, Human Services 4.96 82 Stories 82 Stories
San Francisco, CA Philanthropy, Education 4.85 40 Stories 40 Stories
Newport Beach, CA Health, Cancer 4.99 340 Stories 340 Stories
San Carlos, CA Health 5 13 Stories 13 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Mental Health, Arts & Culture 5 13 Stories 13 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Religion 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Children & Youth 5 70 Stories 70 Stories
San Francisco, CA International 4.94 17 Stories 17 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Arts & Culture, Health 4.92 72 Stories 72 Stories
Anza, CA Arts & Culture, Animals 4.89 18 Stories 18 Stories
Grass Valley, CA Education 4.93 1128 Stories 1128 Stories
Chula Vista, CA Food, Philanthropy 5 24 Stories 24 Stories
Palm Desert, CA Children & Youth 4.96 25 Stories 25 Stories
Studio City, CA Veterans 4.72 25 Stories 25 Stories
Arcata, CA Arts & Culture, International 4.88 32 Stories 32 Stories
Berkeley, CA Health 4.93 107 Stories 107 Stories
Cypress, CA Health 4.98 65 Stories 65 Stories
San Miguel, CA Animals 4.95 61 Stories 61 Stories
Palm Springs, CA Food, Human Services 4.99 110 Stories 110 Stories
San Mateo, CA Civil Rights, Philanthropy 4.93 59 Stories 59 Stories
Long Beach, CA Environment 4.94 51 Stories 51 Stories
San Francisco, CA International 4.94 54 Stories 54 Stories
Encinitas, CA Animals 5 44 Stories 44 Stories
Diamond Bar, CA International, Philanthropy 4.96 72 Stories 72 Stories
Santa Ana, CA Children & Youth, Disaster Aid 4.88 43 Stories 43 Stories
Redwood City, CA Education, Scholarships 4.91 67 Stories 67 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Arts & Culture 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
Riverside, CA Human Services 4.94 48 Stories 48 Stories
San Francisco, CA Health 5 62 Stories 62 Stories
Norco, CA Animals 4.87 15 Stories 15 Stories
North Hollywood, CA Mental Health 4.93 54 Stories 54 Stories
Pasadena, CA Human Services 4.98 52 Stories 52 Stories
Alhambra, CA 5 45 Stories 45 Stories
Newport Beach, CA Children & Youth 5 10 Stories 10 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Health 4.78 118 Stories 118 Stories
Grass Valley, CA Philanthropy 5 46 Stories 46 Stories
Vacaville, CA Civil Rights, Cancer 5 19 Stories 19 Stories
Apple Valley, CA Animals 4.71 14 Stories 14 Stories
Santa Monica, CA Health, Veterans 4.96 107 Stories 107 Stories
Carlsbad, CA International, Children & Youth 4.94 68 Stories 68 Stories
San Francisco, CA Animals 4.99 120 Stories 120 Stories
Gilroy, CA Veterans 4.98 63 Stories 63 Stories
Long Beach, CA Children & Youth, Sports 5 21 Stories 21 Stories
San Francisco, CA Voting Rights, Civil Rights 5 40 Stories 40 Stories
Campbell, CA Children & Youth 4.93 67 Stories 67 Stories
San Ramon, CA Children & Youth 5 13 Stories 13 Stories
Visalia, CA Cancer 4.86 14 Stories 14 Stories
Oakland, CA Arts & Culture 5 79 Stories 79 Stories
Sacramento, CA Disaster Aid 5 38 Stories 38 Stories
Mission Viejo, CA Animals 5 17 Stories 17 Stories
Oakland, CA Homeless & Housing, Job Training 5 14 Stories 14 Stories
San Francisco, CA Environment 4.82 11 Stories 11 Stories
Santa Monica, CA International 4.79 38 Stories 38 Stories
Santa Monica, CA Philanthropy 5 22 Stories 22 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Disaster Aid 5 27 Stories 27 Stories