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244 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, International 4.85 186 Stories 186 Stories
Berkeley, CA Civil Rights, Philanthropy 4.98 47 Stories 47 Stories
San Francisco, CA Education, Economic Development 4.82 56 Stories 56 Stories
San Francisco, CA Civil Rights, Philanthropy 3.57 100 Stories 100 Stories
Redwood City, CA Human Services 4.96 67 Stories 67 Stories
Berkeley, CA Education, Children & Youth 4.99 117 Stories 117 Stories
San Francisco, CA Health, Education 4.64 134 Stories 134 Stories
San Francisco, CA Homeless & Housing, Domestic Violence 4.77 86 Stories 86 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 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
San Francisco, CA Animals 4.98 43 Stories 43 Stories
San Francisco, CA AIDS, Health 4.99 77 Stories 77 Stories
San Francisco, CA Microfinance, Economic Development 5 21 Stories 21 Stories
Oakland, CA International, Economic Development 4.84 171 Stories 171 Stories
San Francisco, CA Economic Development 5 40 Stories 40 Stories
San Francisco, CA Environment 4.95 87 Stories 87 Stories
Walnut Creek, CA Environment 4.94 17 Stories 17 Stories
Walnut Creek, CA Animals, Human Services 4.77 35 Stories 35 Stories
Pleasant Hill, CA Animals 4.9 29 Stories 29 Stories
San Pablo, CA Human Services 4.96 48 Stories 48 Stories
Danville, CA Children & Youth, Cancer 4.99 185 Stories 185 Stories
Burlingame, CA Children & Youth, Arts & Culture 4.95 253 Stories 253 Stories
Berkeley, CA Arts & Culture 5 31 Stories 31 Stories
Berkeley, CA Human Services, Arts & Culture 4.88 118 Stories 118 Stories
Berkeley, CA Children & Youth, Arts & Culture 4.86 110 Stories 110 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
CA Education, Animals 4.86 36 Stories 36 Stories
Piedmont, CA Literacy, Education 4.78 83 Stories 83 Stories
Oakland, CA Crime & Law, Children & Youth 4.89 38 Stories 38 Stories
Oakland, CA Job Training 4.95 20 Stories 20 Stories
Oakland, CA Children & Youth, Arts & Culture 4.91 44 Stories 44 Stories
Oakland, CA Health, Children & Youth 5 17 Stories 17 Stories
Oakland, CA Children & Youth 5 14 Stories 14 Stories
Berkeley, CA Arts & Culture 4.94 2530 Stories 2530 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 79 Stories 79 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Education 4.99 109 Stories 109 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Environment, Education 4.84 70 Stories 70 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Environment 4.93 92 Stories 92 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Environment, Children & Youth 4.98 81 Stories 81 Stories
Milpitas, CA Philanthropy, Technology 4.93 14 Stories 14 Stories
San Jose, CA Disabilities, Civil Rights 4.89 28 Stories 28 Stories
San Jose, CA Health 4.81 149 Stories 149 Stories
Mill Valley, CA Children & Youth, Arts & Culture 4.86 22 Stories 22 Stories
Sausalito, CA Technology, Animals 4.92 130 Stories 130 Stories
Sausalito, CA Health, Scholarships 4.91 122 Stories 122 Stories
Novato, CA Philanthropy, Sports 5 95 Stories 95 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 Health 4.95 158 Stories 158 Stories
Menlo Park, CA Education, Children & Youth 4.88 110 Stories 110 Stories
Redwood City, CA Animals, Education 4.88 116 Stories 116 Stories
Palo Alto, CA Children & Youth, Crime & Law 4.97 63 Stories 63 Stories
Santa Cruz, CA Bullying, Children & Youth 4.91 175 Stories 175 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Children & Youth, Human Services 4.83 77 Stories 77 Stories
San Diego, CA Mental Health, Children & Youth 4.96 28 Stories 28 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Civil Rights, Crime & Law 4.99 74 Stories 74 Stories
Studio City, CA Arts & Culture 5 15 Stories 15 Stories
Santa Ana, CA Children & Youth, Human Services 5 16 Stories 16 Stories
Fort Bragg, CA Disaster Aid, Economic Development 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
Irvine, CA Homeless & Housing 4.96 24 Stories 24 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Arts & Culture, Education 4.89 114 Stories 114 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Education, Children & Youth 5 87 Stories 87 Stories
Redwood City, CA Health 4.98 50 Stories 50 Stories
Kenwood, CA Human Services, Domestic Violence 4.93 72 Stories 72 Stories
San Diego, CA Homeless & Housing 4.64 22 Stories 22 Stories
Sacramento, CA Domestic Violence, Homeless & Housing 4.94 16 Stories 16 Stories
Huntington Beach, CA Education, International 4.96 26 Stories 26 Stories
Manhattan Beach, CA Education, Mental Health 4.96 24 Stories 24 Stories
Oceanside, CA Education 4.96 76 Stories 76 Stories
Julian, CA Technology 4.87 45 Stories 45 Stories
Beverly Hills, CA Human Services, Education 5 51 Stories 51 Stories
Sacramento, CA Animals, International 4.95 522 Stories 522 Stories
Santa Cruz, CA Mental Health, Health 4.9 711 Stories 711 Stories
San Diego, CA Health, Reproductive Rights 5 29 Stories 29 Stories
Pacoima, CA Food, Human Services 4.91 33 Stories 33 Stories
Northridge, CA Crime & Law 5 11 Stories 11 Stories
Ventura, CA Education 5 17 Stories 17 Stories
Grass Valley, CA Animals 4.87 82 Stories 82 Stories
San Diego, CA Arts & Culture 5 14 Stories 14 Stories
Venice, CA Women, Arts & Culture 4.93 15 Stories 15 Stories
Watsonville, CA Children & Youth, Domestic Violence 4.86 50 Stories 50 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 Education, Sports 4.96 68 Stories 68 Stories
Victorville, CA Religion, Homeless & Housing 4.7 23 Stories 23 Stories
Pasadena, CA Religion 4.95 20 Stories 20 Stories
Moraga, CA Children & Youth, Literacy 4.99 133 Stories 133 Stories
Santa Ana, CA Job Training 4.96 74 Stories 74 Stories
Sacramento, CA Education, Scholarships 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
Fresno, CA Animals 4.98 50 Stories 50 Stories
San Jose, CA International, Health 4.96 600 Stories 600 Stories
Santa Barbara, CA Environment 4.93 15 Stories 15 Stories
Crescent City, CA Animals 5 44 Stories 44 Stories
Santa Clara, CA Human Services 5 27 Stories 27 Stories
Romoland, CA Animals 4.97 38 Stories 38 Stories
Culver City, CA Arts & Culture 4.71 14 Stories 14 Stories
Santa Cruz, CA Economic Development, Microfinance 4.83 12 Stories 12 Stories
Fullerton, CA Health 4.79 19 Stories 19 Stories
Encinitas, CA 4.97 149 Stories 149 Stories
Sonoma, CA Human Services, Mental Health 4.92 145 Stories 145 Stories
Merced, CA Animals 4.79 19 Stories 19 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Health 4.77 108 Stories 108 Stories
Bellflower, CA Religion 4.6 70 Stories 70 Stories
San Diego, CA Health 4.75 28 Stories 28 Stories
Sherman Oaks, CA Health, Disabilities 4.05 75 Stories 75 Stories
Truckee, CA Disaster Aid, Education 4.93 15 Stories 15 Stories
Sacramento, CA 4.9 10 Stories 10 Stories
Victorville, CA Environment 4.95 86 Stories 86 Stories
Poway, CA Children & Youth 4.96 48 Stories 48 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Animals 4.91 167 Stories 167 Stories
Santa Rosa, CA Animals 4.98 101 Stories 101 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 International, Human Services 4.95 422 Stories 422 Stories
San Diego, CA Human Services 4.93 56 Stories 56 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Human Services, Breast Cancer 5 61 Stories 61 Stories
Burbank, CA Children & Youth, Arts & Culture 4.94 68 Stories 68 Stories
Arcadia, CA Arts & Culture, Children & Youth 4.76 70 Stories 70 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Religion, Arts & Culture 4.68 28 Stories 28 Stories
Oakland, CA Education, Scholarships 4.97 69 Stories 69 Stories
Berkeley, CA International 4.99 69 Stories 69 Stories
Emgeryville, CA Health 4.93 14 Stories 14 Stories
San Jose, CA Civil Rights, Food 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 4.91 75 Stories 75 Stories
Encino, CA Disaster Aid 4.92 24 Stories 24 Stories
Canyon Country, CA Animals 4.99 79 Stories 79 Stories
Culver City, CA Health 4.87 15 Stories 15 Stories
Santa Monica, CA Food, Seniors 4.79 34 Stories 34 Stories
Escondido, CA International, Literacy 4.66 83 Stories 83 Stories
Vista, CA Children & Youth, Human Services 4.98 131 Stories 131 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Homeless & Housing, Mental Health 4.86 44 Stories 44 Stories
Santa Paula, CA Animals, Health 4.99 106 Stories 106 Stories
Sherman Oaks, CA Cancer, Human Services 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
Los Angeles, CA Civil Rights, Human Services 4.93 30 Stories 30 Stories
San Pedro, CA Mental Health 5 27 Stories 27 Stories
San Diego, CA Arts & Culture 4.87 31 Stories 31 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Children & Youth, Arts & Culture 4.89 283 Stories 283 Stories
Davis, CA Arts & Culture 4.94 16 Stories 16 Stories
Santa Barbara, CA Human Services, Children & Youth 5 14 Stories 14 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Philanthropy, Human Services 5 43 Stories 43 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Children & Youth, Arts & Culture 4.98 86 Stories 86 Stories
Upland, CA Animals 4.95 99 Stories 99 Stories
Irvine, CA International, Economic Development 4.95 21 Stories 21 Stories
Hacienda Heights, CA Education, Arts & Culture 4.99 98 Stories 98 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Environment 4.39 28 Stories 28 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Children & Youth, Environment 4.77 30 Stories 30 Stories
San Francisco, CA Education, Scholarships 4.99 104 Stories 104 Stories
Santa Barbara, CA Environment, Animals 4.96 93 Stories 93 Stories
Cotati, CA Animals 4.7 112 Stories 112 Stories
Culver City, CA Environment 4.98 43 Stories 43 Stories
Granite Bay, CA Disabilities, Health 4.98 55 Stories 55 Stories
Stockton, CA Animals 5 48 Stories 48 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
San Diego, CA Children & Youth, Philanthropy 4.94 17 Stories 17 Stories
Sacramento, CA Environment 4.95 76 Stories 76 Stories
Santa Monica, CA Education 4.83 155 Stories 155 Stories
Modesto, CA International 4.83 98 Stories 98 Stories
La Crescenta, CA Animals 5 17 Stories 17 Stories
Watsonville, CA Disabilities, Human Services 4.92 85 Stories 85 Stories
Orinda, CA Environment, Philanthropy 4.89 19 Stories 19 Stories
San Francisco, CA Philanthropy, Education 4.85 40 Stories 40 Stories
Newport Beach, CA Cancer, Health 4.99 351 Stories 351 Stories
San Carlos, CA Health 5 13 Stories 13 Stories
Newport Beach, CA Animals 5 50 Stories 50 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Arts & Culture, Human Services 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
Los Angeles, CA Arts & Culture, Health 4.92 84 Stories 84 Stories
Irvine, CA Children & Youth 4.97 61 Stories 61 Stories
Castaic, CA Children & Youth, Human Services 4.72 135 Stories 135 Stories
Anza, CA Arts & Culture, Animals 4.92 25 Stories 25 Stories
Twain Harte, CA Environment, Animals 5 11 Stories 11 Stories
Grass Valley, CA Health, Education 4.94 1182 Stories 1182 Stories
Chula Vista, CA Philanthropy, Food 5 27 Stories 27 Stories
Palm Desert, CA Children & Youth 4.98 46 Stories 46 Stories
Oakland, CA Philanthropy, Children & Youth 4.98 95 Stories 95 Stories
Studio City, CA Veterans 4.72 25 Stories 25 Stories
San Francisco, CA Veterans 4.83 65 Stories 65 Stories
Mckinleyviile, CA Arts & Culture, International 4.88 32 Stories 32 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
Palm Springs, CA Food, Human Services 4.99 116 Stories 116 Stories
San Mateo, CA Economic Development, Civil Rights 4.94 71 Stories 71 Stories
Long Beach, CA Environment 4.94 51 Stories 51 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Philanthropy 4.95 39 Stories 39 Stories
San Francisco, CA International 4.94 54 Stories 54 Stories
Glendale, CA Animals 4.9 10 Stories 10 Stories
Encinitas, CA Animals 5 45 Stories 45 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
Los Angeles, CA Arts & Culture 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
Modesto, CA Arts & Culture 4.91 22 Stories 22 Stories
Studio City, CA Human Services 4.94 103 Stories 103 Stories
Riverside, CA Human Services 4.94 48 Stories 48 Stories
San Francisco, CA Health 4.94 63 Stories 63 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Human Services 4.97 32 Stories 32 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Human Services, Microfinance 5 90 Stories 90 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
Laguna Niguel, CA Animals 4.87 90 Stories 90 Stories
Roseville, CA Arts & Culture 5 10 Stories 10 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 4.75 16 Stories 16 Stories
Santa Monica, CA Health, Veterans 4.96 107 Stories 107 Stories
Carlsbad, CA International, Children & Youth 4.92 79 Stories 79 Stories
San Francisco, CA Animals 4.99 148 Stories 148 Stories
Carlsbad, CA Education, Philanthropy 5 12 Stories 12 Stories
Oceanside, CA Civil Rights 4.97 73 Stories 73 Stories
Gilroy, CA Veterans 4.98 63 Stories 63 Stories
Long Beach, CA Environment, Children & Youth 5 21 Stories 21 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
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
Oakland, CA Human Services, International 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 32 Stories 32 Stories
Los Angeles, CA Disaster Aid 5 27 Stories 27 Stories