GREATNONPROFITS GreatNonprofits 2017 Top-Rated Awards TOP-RATED AWARDS

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245 Top-Rated Nonprofits in All Issues from California

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Nonprofit Name City and State Causes Rating # of Stories
Redwood City, CA Human Services 4.95 57 Stories 57 Stories
San Francisco, CA Human Services 4.96 85 Stories 85 Stories
San Francisco, CA Animals 4.99 332 Stories 332 Stories
San Francisco, CA Animals 5 36 Stories 36 Stories
San Francisco, CA Economic Development 5 39 Stories 39 Stories
San Francisco, CA Environment 4.96 89 Stories 89 Stories
San Pablo, CA Human Services 4.96 48 Stories 48 Stories
Berkeley, CA Arts & Culture 5 31 Stories 31 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Health 5 13 Stories 13 Stories
San Jose, CA Animals 4.93 87 Stories 87 Stories
Foster City, CA 4.92 37 Stories 37 Stories
Oakland, CA Job Training 4.95 20 Stories 20 Stories
Berkeley, CA Arts & Culture 4.94 2529 Stories 2529 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Education 4.99 98 Stories 98 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Environment 4.94 87 Stories 87 Stories
San Jose, CA Health 4.79 139 Stories 139 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Health 4.95 158 Stories 158 Stories
Studio City, CA Arts & Culture 5 15 Stories 15 Stories
Irvine, CA Homeless & Housing 4.96 23 Stories 23 Stories
San Diego, CA Homeless & Housing 4.64 22 Stories 22 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
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
Orinda, CA Religion 4.73 22 Stories 22 Stories
Huntingtn Bch, CA Sports 5 11 Stories 11 Stories
Pasadena, CA Religion 4.95 20 Stories 20 Stories
Santa Ana, CA 4.96 73 Stories 73 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
Fullerton, CA Health 4.79 19 Stories 19 Stories
Encinitas, CA 4.97 139 Stories 139 Stories
Bellflower, CA Religion 4.6 70 Stories 70 Stories
San Diego, CA Health 4.75 28 Stories 28 Stories
Sacramento, CA 4.9 10 Stories 10 Stories
Victorville, CA Environment 4.95 76 Stories 76 Stories
Sujjisujn, CA Education 5 55 Stories 55 Stories
Portola Valley, CA International 4.98 59 Stories 59 Stories
Emgeryville, CA Health 4.93 14 Stories 14 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
San Pedro, CA Mental Health 5 27 Stories 27 Stories
San Diego, CA Arts & Culture 4.87 30 Stories 30 Stories
Davis, CA Arts & Culture 4.94 16 Stories 16 Stories
Upland, CA Animals 4.95 99 Stories 99 Stories
Cotati, CA Animals 4.7 112 Stories 112 Stories
Lincoln, CA 4.86 29 Stories 29 Stories
Oakland, CA International 4.89 90 Stories 90 Stories
Sacramento, CA Environment 4.94 65 Stories 65 Stories
La Crescenta, CA Animals 5 17 Stories 17 Stories
San Carlos, CA Health 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
Palm Desert, CA Children & Youth 4.96 25 Stories 25 Stories
Studio City, CA Veterans 4.72 25 Stories 25 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
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
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
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
Apple Valley, CA Animals 4.71 14 Stories 14 Stories
San Francisco, CA Animals 4.99 124 Stories 124 Stories
Gilroy, CA Veterans 4.98 63 Stories 63 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
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
San Francisco, CA Philanthropy, International 4.85 177 Stories 177 Stories
San Francisco, CA Civil Rights, Philanthropy 3.76 93 Stories 93 Stories
San Francisco, CA LGBTQ, Civil Rights 4.43 14 Stories 14 Stories
San Francisco, CA Scholarships, Education 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
San Francisco, CA Environment, Arts & Culture 5 19 Stories 19 Stories
Burlingame, CA Children & Youth, Arts & Culture 4.95 241 Stories 241 Stories
Piedmont, CA Literacy, Education 4.79 72 Stories 72 Stories
Oakland, CA Children & Youth, Arts & Culture 4.91 44 Stories 44 Stories
Oakland, CA Health, Children & Youth 5 17 Stories 17 Stories
Milpitas, CA Human Services, International 4.83 24 Stories 24 Stories
San Leandro, CA Education, Children & Youth 5 68 Stories 68 Stories
Sausalito, CA Technology, Animals 4.91 129 Stories 129 Stories
San Rafael, CA International, Education 5 15 Stories 15 Stories
South San Francisco, CA Children & Youth, Arts & Culture 4.92 26 Stories 26 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Children & Youth, Crime & Law 4.97 63 Stories 63 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Children & Youth, Education 5 87 Stories 87 Stories
Santa Cruz, CA Mental Health, Health 4.9 711 Stories 711 Stories
San Diego, CA Reproductive Rights, Health 5 29 Stories 29 Stories
Sacramento, CA Scholarships, Education 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
Sonoma, CA Mental Health, Human Services 4.91 134 Stories 134 Stories
Sherman Oaks, CA Disabilities, Health 4.05 75 Stories 75 Stories
Palm Springs, CA Human Services, Homeless & Housing 4.92 12 Stories 12 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Arts & Culture, Religion 4.68 28 Stories 28 Stories
Encinitas, CA Literacy, Education 5 17 Stories 17 Stories
Orange, CA Human Services, Education 5 14 Stories 14 Stories
Hacienda Heights, CA Education, Arts & Culture 4.99 93 Stories 93 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Human Services, Children & Youth 4.99 68 Stories 68 Stories
Newport Beach, CA Cancer, Health 4.99 340 Stories 340 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Mental Health, Arts & Culture 5 13 Stories 13 Stories
Anza, CA Arts & Culture, Animals 4.89 18 Stories 18 Stories
Chula Vista, CA Food, Philanthropy 5 24 Stories 24 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
San Francisco, CA Voting Rights, Civil Rights 5 40 Stories 40 Stories
Berkeley, CA Education, Children & Youth 4.99 102 Stories 102 Stories
San Francisco, CA Education, International 4.62 121 Stories 121 Stories
Walnut Creek, CA Animals, Human Services 4.77 35 Stories 35 Stories
Danville, CA Children & Youth, Cancer 4.99 174 Stories 174 Stories
Oakland, CA Crime & Law, Children & Youth 4.89 38 Stories 38 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Environment, Children & Youth 4.98 80 Stories 80 Stories
San Jose, CA Civil Rights, Human Services 4.89 28 Stories 28 Stories
Menlo Park, CA Education, Children & Youth 4.87 100 Stories 100 Stories
San Diego, CA Children & Youth, Human Services 5 23 Stories 23 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Civil Rights, Crime & Law 4.99 74 Stories 74 Stories
Fort Bragg, CA Disaster Aid, Economic Development 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
Pacoima, CA Health, Food 4.91 33 Stories 33 Stories
Watsonville, CA Crime & Law, Children & Youth 4.83 41 Stories 41 Stories
Truckee, CA Education, Philanthropy 4.93 15 Stories 15 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Cancer, Human Services 5 61 Stories 61 Stories
San Jose, CA Civil Rights, Food 4.96 55 Stories 55 Stories
Santa Monica, CA Human Services, Food 4.79 34 Stories 34 Stories
Vista, CA Children & Youth, Human Services 4.98 121 Stories 121 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Mental Health, Human Services 4.86 43 Stories 43 Stories
Santa Paula, CA Disaster Aid, Animals 4.99 94 Stories 94 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Human Services, Children & Youth 4.89 272 Stories 272 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Arts & Culture, Education 4.99 72 Stories 72 Stories
San Francisco, CA Philanthropy, Education 4.99 94 Stories 94 Stories
Santa Barbara, CA Animals, Anti-Fracking 4.96 83 Stories 83 Stories
San Francisco, CA Education, Literacy 4.85 40 Stories 40 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Arts & Culture, Health 4.92 72 Stories 72 Stories
Arcata, CA Arts & Culture, International 4.88 32 Stories 32 Stories
Vacaville, CA Health, Civil Rights 5 19 Stories 19 Stories
Santa Monica, CA Philanthropy, Health 4.96 107 Stories 107 Stories
Carlsbad, CA Children & Youth, International Exchange 4.94 68 Stories 68 Stories
Long Beach, CA Environment, Children & Youth 5 21 Stories 21 Stories
Oakland, CA Homeless & Housing, Job Training 5 14 Stories 14 Stories
San Francisco, CA Education, Economic Development 4.82 56 Stories 56 Stories
Dublin, CA Children & Youth, Domestic Violence 5 60 Stories 60 Stories
Milpitas, CA Technology, Environment 4.93 14 Stories 14 Stories
Sausalito, CA Health, Scholarships 4.9 111 Stories 111 Stories
Novato, CA Philanthropy, Sports 5 95 Stories 95 Stories
Redwood City, CA Animals, Education 4.86 103 Stories 103 Stories
Santa Cruz, CA Children & Youth, Crime & Law 4.91 161 Stories 161 Stories
Santa Ana, CA Children & Youth, Human Services 5 16 Stories 16 Stories
Kenwood, CA Human Services, Domestic Violence 4.93 71 Stories 71 Stories
Huntington Beach, CA Education, International 4.96 26 Stories 26 Stories
Petaluma, CA Sports, Animals 5 20 Stories 20 Stories
Santa Rosa, CA Health, Scholarships 4.96 68 Stories 68 Stories
Oakland, CA Children & Youth, International 4.97 59 Stories 59 Stories
Escondido, CA Education, Religion 4.61 72 Stories 72 Stories
Granite Bay, CA Civil Rights, Education 4.98 44 Stories 44 Stories
Watsonville, CA Children & Youth, Health 4.96 83 Stories 83 Stories
San Francisco, CA Arts & Culture, Philanthropy 4.83 162 Stories 162 Stories
Irvine, CA Arts & Culture, Religion 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Education, Literacy 4.77 30 Stories 30 Stories
San Mateo, CA International, Economic Development 4.93 59 Stories 59 Stories
Berkeley, CA Economic Development, International 4.98 47 Stories 47 Stories
Moraga, CA Arts & Culture, Education 4.99 121 Stories 121 Stories
San Diego, CA International, Human Services 4.95 409 Stories 409 Stories
Palm Springs, CA Health, Food 4.99 110 Stories 110 Stories
Modesto, CA International 4.83 98 Stories 98 Stories
Pleasant Hill, CA Animals 4.89 19 Stories 19 Stories
Grass Valley, CA Animals 4.83 65 Stories 65 Stories
Merced, CA Animals 4.79 19 Stories 19 Stories
Santa Rosa, CA Animals 4.98 101 Stories 101 Stories
Stockton, CA Animals 5 48 Stories 48 Stories
Newport Beach, CA Animals 5 50 Stories 50 Stories
Glendale, CA Animals 4.9 10 Stories 10 Stories
Laguna Niguel, CA Animals 4.85 80 Stories 80 Stories
Sacramento, CA Animals, International 4.95 483 Stories 483 Stories
CA Education, Animals 4.86 36 Stories 36 Stories
Castaic, CA Children & Youth, Human Services 4.72 123 Stories 123 Stories
Modesto, CA Arts & Culture 4.91 22 Stories 22 Stories
Mill Valley, CA Children & Youth, Arts & Culture 4.86 22 Stories 22 Stories
Burbank, CA Children & Youth, Arts & Culture 4.94 68 Stories 68 Stories
Berkeley, CA Arts & Culture, Education 4.86 110 Stories 110 Stories
Sierra Madre, CA Arts & Culture, Children & Youth 4.7 56 Stories 56 Stories
San Francisco, CA Veterans 4.83 65 Stories 65 Stories
Roseville, CA Arts & Culture 5 10 Stories 10 Stories
Oakland, CA Children & Youth 5 14 Stories 14 Stories
Santa Clara, CA Human Services 5 27 Stories 27 Stories
Poway, CA Children & Youth 4.96 48 Stories 48 Stories
San Diego, CA Human Services 4.93 56 Stories 56 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Human Services, Children & Youth 4.82 74 Stories 74 Stories
Victorville, CA Homeless & Housing, Religion 4.7 23 Stories 23 Stories
San Jose, CA Health, International 4.96 491 Stories 491 Stories
Beverly Hills, CA Education, International 5 49 Stories 49 Stories
Santa Barbara, CA Children & Youth, International 5 14 Stories 14 Stories
Oakland, CA Children & Youth, Sports 4.98 80 Stories 80 Stories
Carlsbad, CA Human Services, Education 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Mental Health, Women 4.93 30 Stories 30 Stories
Venice, CA Mental Health, Arts & Culture 4.93 15 Stories 15 Stories
Encino, CA Disaster Aid 4.92 24 Stories 24 Stories
Studio City, CA Human Services 4.94 103 Stories 103 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Human Services 4.97 32 Stories 32 Stories
Cerritos, CA Health 4.77 97 Stories 97 Stories
Santa Monica, CA Education 4.81 145 Stories 145 Stories
Pasadena, CA Human Services 4.98 52 Stories 52 Stories
Sherman Oaks, CA Cancer, Mental Health 4.95 486 Stories 486 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Animals 4.91 160 Stories 160 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Arts & Culture, Children & Youth 4.88 104 Stories 104 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Environment, Economic Development 5 70 Stories 70 Stories
Walnut Creek, CA Environment 4.93 15 Stories 15 Stories
Redwood City, CA Health 4.98 50 Stories 50 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Environment 4.39 28 Stories 28 Stories
Culver City, CA Environment 4.98 43 Stories 43 Stories
Santa Cruz, CA Microfinance, Economic Development 4.83 12 Stories 12 Stories
Twain Harte, CA Environment, Animals 5 10 Stories 10 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Environment, Education 4.84 70 Stories 70 Stories
Manhattan Beach, CA Education, Mental Health 4.96 24 Stories 24 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Philanthropy, Human Services 5 43 Stories 43 Stories
Orinda, CA Environment, Philanthropy 4.89 19 Stories 19 Stories
Berkeley, CA Arts & Culture 4.87 105 Stories 105 Stories
Oceanside, CA Civil Rights 4.97 59 Stories 59 Stories
Grass Valley, CA Education 4.93 1138 Stories 1138 Stories
San Diego, CA Philanthropy, Children & Youth 4.94 17 Stories 17 Stories
San Francisco, CA Cancer, AIDS 4.99 77 Stories 77 Stories
Culver City, CA Arts & Culture 4.71 14 Stories 14 Stories
Irvine, CA Children & Youth 4.97 60 Stories 60 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Philanthropy 4.95 39 Stories 39 Stories
San Francisco, CA Domestic Violence, Crime & Law 4.72 71 Stories 71 Stories
San Francisco, CA Microfinance, Economic Development 5 21 Stories 21 Stories
Sacramento, CA Domestic Violence, Homeless & Housing 4.94 16 Stories 16 Stories