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188 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 4.96 67 Stories 67 Stories
San Francisco, CA Human Services 4.97 101 Stories 101 Stories
San Francisco, CA Animals 4.99 455 Stories 455 Stories
San Francisco, CA Animals 4.98 43 Stories 43 Stories
San Francisco, CA Economic Development 5 40 Stories 40 Stories
San Francisco, CA Environment 4.95 87 Stories 87 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 4.94 97 Stories 97 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 2530 Stories 2530 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Education 4.99 109 Stories 109 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Environment 4.93 92 Stories 92 Stories
San Jose, CA Health 4.81 149 Stories 149 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 24 Stories 24 Stories
San Diego, CA Homeless & Housing 4.64 22 Stories 22 Stories
Oceanside, CA Education 4.96 76 Stories 76 Stories
Julian, CA Technology 4.87 45 Stories 45 Stories
Northridge, CA Crime & Law 5 11 Stories 11 Stories
Ventura, CA Education 5 17 Stories 17 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 Job Training 4.96 74 Stories 74 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 44 Stories 44 Stories
Romoland, CA Animals 4.97 38 Stories 38 Stories
Fullerton, CA Health 4.79 19 Stories 19 Stories
Encinitas, CA 4.97 149 Stories 149 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 86 Stories 86 Stories
Sujjisujn, CA Education 5 55 Stories 55 Stories
Berkeley, CA International 4.99 69 Stories 69 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 4.91 75 Stories 75 Stories
Canyon Country, CA Animals 4.99 79 Stories 79 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 31 Stories 31 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 4.95 76 Stories 76 Stories
Modesto, CA International 4.83 98 Stories 98 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 80 Stories 80 Stories
San Francisco, CA International 4.94 17 Stories 17 Stories
Palm Desert, CA Children & Youth 4.98 46 Stories 46 Stories
Studio City, CA Veterans 4.72 25 Stories 25 Stories
Berkeley, CA Health 4.93 107 Stories 107 Stories
Cypress, CA Health 4.99 71 Stories 71 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 45 Stories 45 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 4.94 63 Stories 63 Stories
Norco, CA Animals 4.88 16 Stories 16 Stories
North Hollywood, CA Mental Health 4.93 54 Stories 54 Stories
Pasadena, CA Human Services 4.98 52 Stories 52 Stories
Rosemead, 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 4.75 16 Stories 16 Stories
San Francisco, CA Animals 4.99 148 Stories 148 Stories
Gilroy, CA Veterans 4.98 63 Stories 63 Stories
San Ramon, CA Children & Youth 5 13 Stories 13 Stories
Visalia, CA Cancer 4.86 14 Stories 14 Stories
Oakland, CA Children & Youth 5 89 Stories 89 Stories
Sacramento, CA Disaster Aid 5 38 Stories 38 Stories
Mission Viejo, CA Animals 5 18 Stories 18 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 32 Stories 32 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Disaster Aid 5 27 Stories 27 Stories
San Francisco, CA International, Philanthropy 4.85 186 Stories 186 Stories
San Francisco, CA Civil Rights, Philanthropy 3.57 100 Stories 100 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
Burlingame, CA Children & Youth, Arts & Culture 4.95 253 Stories 253 Stories
Piedmont, CA Education, Literacy 4.78 83 Stories 83 Stories
Oakland, CA Arts & Culture, Children & Youth 4.91 44 Stories 44 Stories
Oakland, CA Children & Youth, Health 5 17 Stories 17 Stories
Milpitas, CA International, Human Services 4.83 24 Stories 24 Stories
San Leandro, CA Education, Children & Youth 5 79 Stories 79 Stories
Sausalito, CA Animals, Technology 4.92 130 Stories 130 Stories
San Rafael, CA Education, International 5 15 Stories 15 Stories
South San Francisco, CA Arts & Culture, Children & Youth 4.94 34 Stories 34 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Children & Youth, Crime & Law 4.97 63 Stories 63 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Education, Children & Youth 5 87 Stories 87 Stories
Santa Cruz, CA Mental Health, Health 4.9 711 Stories 711 Stories
San Diego, CA Health, Reproductive Rights 5 29 Stories 29 Stories
Sacramento, CA Scholarships, Education 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
Sonoma, CA Human Services, Mental Health 4.92 145 Stories 145 Stories
Sherman Oaks, CA Health, Disabilities 4.05 75 Stories 75 Stories
Palm Springs, CA Homeless & Housing, Human Services 4.92 12 Stories 12 Stories
San Diego, CA International, Human Services 4.95 422 Stories 422 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 Arts & Culture, Education 4.99 98 Stories 98 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Children & Youth, Human Services 4.99 68 Stories 68 Stories
Newport Beach, CA Cancer, Health 4.99 351 Stories 351 Stories
Anza, CA Arts & Culture, Animals 4.92 25 Stories 25 Stories
Grass Valley, CA Health, Education 4.94 1182 Stories 1182 Stories
Chula Vista, CA Philanthropy, Food 5 27 Stories 27 Stories
Diamond Bar, CA Philanthropy, International 4.96 81 Stories 81 Stories
Santa Ana, CA Disaster Aid, Children & Youth 4.88 43 Stories 43 Stories
Redwood City, CA Scholarships, Education 4.91 67 Stories 67 Stories
San Francisco, CA Civil Rights, Voting Rights 5 40 Stories 40 Stories
Campbell, CA Children & Youth, Human Services 4.93 67 Stories 67 Stories
Berkeley, CA Education, Children & Youth 4.99 117 Stories 117 Stories
San Francisco, CA Education, International 4.64 135 Stories 135 Stories
San Francisco, CA Crime & Law, Homeless & Housing 4.77 86 Stories 86 Stories
Walnut Creek, CA Animals, Human Services 4.77 35 Stories 35 Stories
Danville, CA Children & Youth, Cancer 4.99 185 Stories 185 Stories
Berkeley, CA Arts & Culture, Education 4.86 110 Stories 110 Stories
Oakland, CA Children & Youth, Domestic Violence 4.89 38 Stories 38 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Environment, Children & Youth 4.98 81 Stories 81 Stories
San Jose, CA Civil Rights, Human Services 4.89 28 Stories 28 Stories
Menlo Park, CA Education, Children & Youth 4.88 110 Stories 110 Stories
San Diego, CA Children & Youth, Human Services 4.96 28 Stories 28 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Mental Health, Civil Rights 4.99 74 Stories 74 Stories
Fort Bragg, CA Sports, Disaster Aid 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
Sacramento, CA Children & Youth, Animals 4.95 522 Stories 522 Stories
Pacoima, CA Food, Human Services 4.91 33 Stories 33 Stories
Watsonville, CA Children & Youth, Domestic Violence 4.86 50 Stories 50 Stories
Truckee, CA Disaster Aid, Education 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 Food, Seniors 4.79 34 Stories 34 Stories
Vista, CA Homeless & Housing, Children & Youth 4.98 131 Stories 131 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Mental Health, Human Services 4.86 44 Stories 44 Stories
Santa Paula, CA Disaster Aid, Animals 4.99 106 Stories 106 Stories
Sherman Oaks, CA Mental Health, Cancer 4.95 487 Stories 487 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Children & Youth, Arts & Culture 4.89 283 Stories 283 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Children & Youth, Arts & Culture 4.98 86 Stories 86 Stories
San Francisco, CA Philanthropy, Education 4.99 104 Stories 104 Stories
Santa Barbara, CA Animals, Anti-Fracking 4.96 93 Stories 93 Stories
San Francisco, CA Education, Literacy 4.85 40 Stories 40 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Arts & Culture, Human Services 5 13 Stories 13 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Arts & Culture, Health 4.92 84 Stories 84 Stories
Mckinleyviile, CA Environment, Arts & Culture 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 4.92 79 Stories 79 Stories
Long Beach, CA Environment, Children & Youth 5 21 Stories 21 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 International, Education 4.91 122 Stories 122 Stories
Novato, CA Mental Health, Cancer 5 95 Stories 95 Stories
Redwood City, CA Animals, Education 4.88 116 Stories 116 Stories
Santa Cruz, CA Children & Youth, Crime & Law 4.91 175 Stories 175 Stories
Santa Ana, CA Immigration, Job Training 5 16 Stories 16 Stories
Kenwood, CA Human Services, Crime & Law 4.93 72 Stories 72 Stories
Huntington Beach, CA Human Services, Literacy 4.96 26 Stories 26 Stories
Petaluma, CA Education, Sports 5 20 Stories 20 Stories
Santa Rosa, CA Health, Scholarships 4.96 68 Stories 68 Stories
Moraga, CA Arts & Culture, Education 4.99 133 Stories 133 Stories
Oakland, CA Children & Youth, International 4.97 69 Stories 69 Stories
Escondido, CA International, Literacy 4.66 83 Stories 83 Stories
Granite Bay, CA Disabilities, Health 4.98 55 Stories 55 Stories
Watsonville, CA Children & Youth, Health 4.92 85 Stories 85 Stories
Palm Springs, CA Health, AIDS 4.99 116 Stories 116 Stories
Oakland, CA Human Services, International 5 14 Stories 14 Stories
Oakland, CA International, Economic Development 4.84 171 Stories 171 Stories
Irvine, CA International, Economic Development 4.95 21 Stories 21 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Arts & Culture, Education 4.77 30 Stories 30 Stories
San Mateo, CA International, Economic Development 4.94 71 Stories 71 Stories
Berkeley, CA Civil Rights, Philanthropy 4.98 47 Stories 47 Stories