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
San Francisco, CA Philanthropy, Civil Rights 3.73 94 Stories 94 Stories
Sherman Oaks, CA Disabilities, Health 4.05 75 Stories 75 Stories
San Francisco, CA Civil Rights, LGBTQ 4.43 14 Stories 14 Stories
Culver City, CA Arts & Culture 4.71 14 Stories 14 Stories
San Diego, CA Homeless & Housing 4.64 22 Stories 22 Stories
Orinda, CA Religion 4.73 22 Stories 22 Stories
Victorville, CA Religion, Homeless & Housing 4.7 23 Stories 23 Stories
Studio City, CA Veterans 4.72 25 Stories 25 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Religion, Arts & Culture 4.68 28 Stories 28 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Environment 4.39 28 Stories 28 Stories
Arcadia, CA Children & Youth, Arts & Culture 4.7 56 Stories 56 Stories
Bellflower, CA Religion 4.6 70 Stories 70 Stories
San Francisco, CA Crime & Law, Homeless & Housing 4.72 71 Stories 71 Stories
Escondido, CA Education, Religion 4.61 72 Stories 72 Stories
Cotati, CA Animals 4.7 112 Stories 112 Stories
Castaic, CA Children & Youth, Human Services 4.72 123 Stories 123 Stories
San Francisco, CA Education, International 4.62 124 Stories 124 Stories
Sacramento, CA 4.9 10 Stories 10 Stories
Twain Harte, CA Environment, Animals 5 10 Stories 10 Stories
Glendale, CA Animals 4.9 10 Stories 10 Stories
Roseville, CA Arts & Culture 5 10 Stories 10 Stories
Newport Beach, CA Children & Youth 5 10 Stories 10 Stories
Northridge, CA Crime & Law 5 11 Stories 11 Stories
Huntingtn Bch, CA Sports 5 11 Stories 11 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Mental Health 4.91 11 Stories 11 Stories
San Francisco, CA Environment 4.82 11 Stories 11 Stories
San Francisco, CA Education, Scholarships 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
Fort Bragg, CA Disaster Aid, Economic Development 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
Sacramento, CA Scholarships, Education 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
Santa Cruz, CA Economic Development, Microfinance 4.83 12 Stories 12 Stories
Palm Springs, CA Homeless & Housing 4.92 12 Stories 12 Stories
Irvine, CA International, Economic Development 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Religion 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Arts & Culture 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
Carlsbad, CA Education, Philanthropy 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Health 5 13 Stories 13 Stories
San Carlos, CA Health 5 13 Stories 13 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Mental Health, Arts & Culture 5 13 Stories 13 Stories
San Ramon, CA Children & Youth 5 13 Stories 13 Stories
Oakland, CA Children & Youth 5 14 Stories 14 Stories
Milpitas, CA Technology, Environment 4.93 14 Stories 14 Stories
San Diego, CA Arts & Culture 5 14 Stories 14 Stories
Emgeryville, CA Health 4.93 14 Stories 14 Stories
Orange, CA Education 5 14 Stories 14 Stories
Santa Barbara, CA Children & Youth, International 5 14 Stories 14 Stories
Visalia, CA Cancer 4.86 14 Stories 14 Stories
Oakland, CA Human Services, International 5 14 Stories 14 Stories
San Rafael, CA International, Education 5 15 Stories 15 Stories
Studio City, CA Arts & Culture 5 15 Stories 15 Stories
Venice, CA Arts & Culture, Women 4.93 15 Stories 15 Stories
Santa Barbara, CA Environment 4.93 15 Stories 15 Stories
Truckee, CA Disaster Aid, Education 4.93 15 Stories 15 Stories
Culver City, CA Health 4.87 15 Stories 15 Stories
Santa Ana, CA Job Training, Immigration 5 16 Stories 16 Stories
Sacramento, CA Homeless & Housing, Domestic Violence 4.94 16 Stories 16 Stories
Ventura, CA Education 5 16 Stories 16 Stories
Davis, CA Arts & Culture 4.94 16 Stories 16 Stories
Norco, CA Animals 4.88 16 Stories 16 Stories
Apple Valley, CA Animals 4.75 16 Stories 16 Stories
Walnut Creek, CA Environment 4.94 17 Stories 17 Stories
Oakland, CA Health, Children & Youth 5 17 Stories 17 Stories
Encinitas, CA Education, Literacy 5 17 Stories 17 Stories
San Diego, CA Philanthropy, Children & Youth 4.94 17 Stories 17 Stories
La Crescenta, CA Animals 5 17 Stories 17 Stories
San Francisco, CA International 4.94 17 Stories 17 Stories
Anza, CA Animals, Arts & Culture 4.89 18 Stories 18 Stories
Mission Viejo, CA Animals 5 18 Stories 18 Stories
San Francisco, CA Environment, Arts & Culture 5 19 Stories 19 Stories
Pleasant Hill, CA Animals 4.89 19 Stories 19 Stories
Fullerton, CA Health 4.79 19 Stories 19 Stories
Merced, CA Animals 4.79 19 Stories 19 Stories
Orinda, CA Environment, Philanthropy 4.89 19 Stories 19 Stories
Vacaville, CA Civil Rights, Cancer 5 19 Stories 19 Stories
Oakland, CA Job Training 4.95 20 Stories 20 Stories
Petaluma, CA Animals, Health 5 20 Stories 20 Stories
Pasadena, CA Religion 4.95 20 Stories 20 Stories
San Francisco, CA Economic Development, Microfinance 5 21 Stories 21 Stories
Long Beach, CA Environment, Children & Youth 5 21 Stories 21 Stories
Mill Valley, CA Arts & Culture, Children & Youth 4.86 22 Stories 22 Stories
Modesto, CA Arts & Culture 4.91 22 Stories 22 Stories
Santa Monica, CA Philanthropy 5 22 Stories 22 Stories
San Diego, CA Children & Youth, Human Services 5 23 Stories 23 Stories
Milpitas, CA Human Services, International 4.83 24 Stories 24 Stories
Irvine, CA Homeless & Housing 4.96 24 Stories 24 Stories
Manhattan Beach, CA Education, Mental Health 4.96 24 Stories 24 Stories
Encino, CA Disaster Aid 4.92 24 Stories 24 Stories
Chula Vista, CA Philanthropy, Food 5 24 Stories 24 Stories
Palm Desert, CA Children & Youth 4.96 25 Stories 25 Stories
Huntington Beach, CA Human Services, Literacy 4.96 26 Stories 26 Stories
Santa Clara, CA 5 27 Stories 27 Stories
San Pedro, CA Mental Health 5 27 Stories 27 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Disaster Aid 5 27 Stories 27 Stories
San Jose, CA Civil Rights, Human Services 4.89 28 Stories 28 Stories
San Diego, CA Health 4.75 28 Stories 28 Stories
San Diego, CA Health, Reproductive Rights 5 29 Stories 29 Stories
Lincoln, CA 4.86 29 Stories 29 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Mental Health, Civil Rights 4.93 30 Stories 30 Stories
San Diego, CA Arts & Culture 4.87 30 Stories 30 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Arts & Culture, Education 4.77 30 Stories 30 Stories
Berkeley, CA Arts & Culture 5 31 Stories 31 Stories
Arcata, CA Environment, Arts & Culture 4.88 32 Stories 32 Stories
Los Angeles, CA 4.97 32 Stories 32 Stories
Pacoima, CA Food, Human Services 4.91 33 Stories 33 Stories
South San Francisco, CA Children & Youth, Arts & Culture 4.94 34 Stories 34 Stories
Santa Monica, CA Food, Seniors 4.79 34 Stories 34 Stories
Walnut Creek, CA Education, Animals 4.77 35 Stories 35 Stories
CA Education, Animals 4.86 36 Stories 36 Stories
Foster City, CA 4.92 37 Stories 37 Stories
Romoland, CA Animals 4.97 37 Stories 37 Stories
Oakland, CA Children & Youth, Domestic Violence 4.89 38 Stories 38 Stories
Crescent City, CA Animals 5 38 Stories 38 Stories
Sacramento, CA Disaster Aid 5 38 Stories 38 Stories
Santa Monica, CA International 4.79 38 Stories 38 Stories
San Francisco, CA Economic Development 5 39 Stories 39 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Philanthropy 4.95 39 Stories 39 Stories
San Francisco, CA Philanthropy, Education 4.85 40 Stories 40 Stories
San Francisco, CA Civil Rights, Voting Rights 5 40 Stories 40 Stories
Watsonville, CA Crime & Law, Children & Youth 4.83 41 Stories 41 Stories
San Francisco, CA Animals 4.98 43 Stories 43 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Homeless & Housing, Mental Health 4.86 43 Stories 43 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Sports, Philanthropy 5 43 Stories 43 Stories
Culver City, CA Environment 4.98 43 Stories 43 Stories
Santa Ana, CA Disaster Aid, Children & Youth 4.88 43 Stories 43 Stories
Oakland, CA Children & Youth, Arts & Culture 4.91 44 Stories 44 Stories
Granite Bay, CA Disabilities, Health 4.98 44 Stories 44 Stories
Julian, CA Technology 4.87 45 Stories 45 Stories
Encinitas, CA Animals 5 45 Stories 45 Stories
Rosemead, CA 5 45 Stories 45 Stories
Grass Valley, CA Philanthropy 5 46 Stories 46 Stories
Berkeley, CA International, Women 4.98 47 Stories 47 Stories
San Pablo, CA Human Services 4.96 48 Stories 48 Stories
Poway, CA Children & Youth 4.96 48 Stories 48 Stories
Stockton, CA Animals 5 48 Stories 48 Stories
Riverside, CA 4.94 48 Stories 48 Stories
Beverly Hills, CA Education, International 5 49 Stories 49 Stories
Redwood City, CA Health 4.98 50 Stories 50 Stories
Fresno, CA Animals 4.98 50 Stories 50 Stories
Newport Beach, CA Animals 5 50 Stories 50 Stories
Long Beach, CA Environment 4.94 51 Stories 51 Stories
Pasadena, CA 4.98 52 Stories 52 Stories
San Francisco, CA International 4.94 54 Stories 54 Stories
North Hollywood, CA Mental Health 4.93 54 Stories 54 Stories
Sujjisujn, CA Education 5 55 Stories 55 Stories
San Jose, CA Civil Rights, Food 4.96 55 Stories 55 Stories
Foster City, CA International 5 55 Stories 55 Stories
San Francisco, CA Human Services, Microfinance 4.82 56 Stories 56 Stories
San Diego, CA 4.93 56 Stories 56 Stories
Redwood City, CA Human Services 4.95 57 Stories 57 Stories
Berkeley, CA International 4.98 59 Stories 59 Stories
Dublin, CA Arts & Culture, Crime & Law 5 60 Stories 60 Stories
Irvine, CA Children & Youth 4.97 60 Stories 60 Stories
San Mateo, CA International, Economic Development 4.93 60 Stories 60 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Breast Cancer, Cancer 5 61 Stories 61 Stories
San Miguel, CA Animals 4.95 61 Stories 61 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Children & Youth, Crime & Law 4.97 63 Stories 63 Stories
San Francisco, CA Health 4.94 63 Stories 63 Stories
Gilroy, CA Veterans 4.98 63 Stories 63 Stories
Santa Monica, CA Animals 4.89 65 Stories 65 Stories
Sacramento, CA Environment 4.94 65 Stories 65 Stories
San Francisco, CA Veterans 4.83 65 Stories 65 Stories
Cypress, CA Health 4.98 65 Stories 65 Stories
Redwood City, CA Scholarships, Education 4.91 67 Stories 67 Stories
Campbell, CA Children & Youth 4.93 67 Stories 67 Stories
Santa Rosa, CA Education, Sports 4.96 68 Stories 68 Stories
Burbank, CA Arts & Culture, Children & Youth 4.94 68 Stories 68 Stories
Lancaster, CA Animals 4.99 68 Stories 68 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Children & Youth 4.99 68 Stories 68 Stories
Carlsbad, CA Children & Youth, International Exchange 4.94 68 Stories 68 Stories
Oakland, CA Education, Scholarships 4.97 69 Stories 69 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Environment, Education 4.84 70 Stories 70 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Children & Youth 5 70 Stories 70 Stories
San Leandro, CA Children & Youth, Education 5 72 Stories 72 Stories
Kenwood, CA Children & Youth, Crime & Law 4.93 72 Stories 72 Stories
Acampo, CA Religion 4.9 72 Stories 72 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Children & Youth, Arts & Culture 4.99 72 Stories 72 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Food, Arts & Culture 4.92 72 Stories 72 Stories
Diamond Bar, CA Philanthropy, International 4.96 72 Stories 72 Stories
Santa Ana, CA Job Training 4.96 73 Stories 73 Stories
Oceanside, CA Civil Rights 4.97 73 Stories 73 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Human Services, Children & Youth 4.82 74 Stories 74 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Mental Health, Civil Rights 4.99 74 Stories 74 Stories
Oceanside, CA Education 4.96 76 Stories 76 Stories
Victorville, CA Environment 4.95 76 Stories 76 Stories
San Francisco, CA Cancer, AIDS 4.99 77 Stories 77 Stories
Oakland, CA Arts & Culture 5 79 Stories 79 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Environment, Children & Youth 4.98 80 Stories 80 Stories
Oakland, CA Philanthropy, Children & Youth 4.98 80 Stories 80 Stories
Laguna Niguel, CA Animals 4.85 80 Stories 80 Stories
Grass Valley, CA Animals 4.87 82 Stories 82 Stories
Piedmont, CA Education, Literacy 4.78 83 Stories 83 Stories
Santa Barbara, CA Environment, Animals 4.96 83 Stories 83 Stories
Watsonville, CA Children & Youth, Health 4.96 84 Stories 84 Stories
San Francisco, CA Human Services 4.96 85 Stories 85 Stories
San Francisco, CA Environment 4.95 87 Stories 87 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Environment 4.94 87 Stories 87 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Children & Youth, Education 5 87 Stories 87 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Human Services, Microfinance 5 87 Stories 87 Stories
Oakland, CA International 4.89 90 Stories 90 Stories
Hacienda Heights, CA Arts & Culture, Education 4.99 93 Stories 93 Stories
San Francisco, CA Education, Scholarships 4.99 94 Stories 94 Stories
Novato, CA Philanthropy, Sports 5 95 Stories 95 Stories
San Jose, CA Animals 4.94 97 Stories 97 Stories
Cerritos, CA Health 4.77 97 Stories 97 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Education 4.99 98 Stories 98 Stories
Modesto, CA International 4.83 98 Stories 98 Stories
Upland, CA Animals 4.95 99 Stories 99 Stories
Menlo Park, CA Children & Youth, Job Training 4.87 100 Stories 100 Stories
Santa Rosa, CA Animals 4.98 101 Stories 101 Stories
Berkeley, CA Education, Children & Youth 4.99 102 Stories 102 Stories
Redwood City, CA Technology, Environment 4.86 103 Stories 103 Stories
Santa Paula, CA Disaster Aid, Animals 4.99 103 Stories 103 Stories
Studio City, CA 4.94 103 Stories 103 Stories
Berkeley, CA Human Services, Arts & Culture 4.87 107 Stories 107 Stories
Berkeley, CA Health 4.93 107 Stories 107 Stories
Santa Monica, CA Philanthropy, Health 4.96 107 Stories 107 Stories
Berkeley, CA Arts & Culture, Education 4.86 110 Stories 110 Stories
Palm Springs, CA Food, AIDS 4.99 110 Stories 110 Stories
Sausalito, CA Education, International 4.9 111 Stories 111 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Children & Youth, Arts & Culture 4.89 113 Stories 113 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Health 4.78 118 Stories 118 Stories
Vista, CA Homeless & Housing, Children & Youth 4.98 121 Stories 121 Stories
Sausalito, CA Animals, Technology 4.91 129 Stories 129 Stories
Moraga, CA Education, Arts & Culture 4.99 133 Stories 133 Stories
San Francisco, CA Animals 4.99 137 Stories 137 Stories
San Jose, CA Health 4.79 139 Stories 139 Stories
Sonoma, CA Mental Health 4.92 145 Stories 145 Stories
Encinitas, CA 4.97 149 Stories 149 Stories
Santa Monica, CA Education 4.83 155 Stories 155 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Health 4.95 158 Stories 158 Stories
San Francisco, CA Arts & Culture, Philanthropy 4.83 162 Stories 162 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Animals 4.91 162 Stories 162 Stories
Danville, CA Cancer, Health 4.99 174 Stories 174 Stories
Santa Cruz, CA Children & Youth, Crime & Law 4.91 175 Stories 175 Stories
San Francisco, CA Philanthropy, International 4.85 181 Stories 181 Stories
Burlingame, CA Children & Youth, Arts & Culture 4.95 241 Stories 241 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Children & Youth, Arts & Culture 4.89 275 Stories 275 Stories
Newport Beach, CA Health, Cancer 4.98 341 Stories 341 Stories
San Francisco, CA Animals 4.99 406 Stories 406 Stories
San Diego, CA International 4.95 417 Stories 417 Stories
Sherman Oaks, CA Mental Health, Cancer 4.95 486 Stories 486 Stories
Sacramento, CA Children & Youth, Animals 4.95 510 Stories 510 Stories
San Jose, CA International, Health 4.96 587 Stories 587 Stories
Santa Cruz, CA Mental Health, Health 4.9 711 Stories 711 Stories
Grass Valley, CA Education 4.94 1171 Stories 1171 Stories
Berkeley, CA Arts & Culture 4.94 2529 Stories 2529 Stories