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  • Start by asking yourself, “What’s important to me?” Think about people in your life, your hobbies and interests, and things you would like to change or are concerned about.
  • Review the Charity Listing in the Giving Guide or use the search engine below to search by service area, location and more to find a charity you'd like to support.
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Charities
Charity NameCodeFederation / GroupDescription
Accion International1301Global Impact - FederationWe are a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing.​
Americans Helping Americans5026America's Best Charities - FederationFighting American poverty by aiding needy Appalachian and urban Americans; providing low-income families, elderly, and veterans with basic relief, educational support and affordable housing.
Angel Canines and Wounded Warriors5130America's Best Charities - FederationEnsuring Americans living in poverty or rural areas, who lack monetary means, are able to travel to distant medical specialists for life-saving care and treatment.
Benevolence Farm4100Independent AgencyBenevolence Farm seeks to cultivate leadership, promote sustainable livelihoods, and reap structural change with individuals impacted by the criminal legal system in North Carolina. We work alongside formerly incarcerated women by providing stable housing, employment, and wraparound services.
Brunswick Family Assistance Agency1541Independent AgencyBrunswick Family Assistance Agency is dedicated to imp[roving the lives of families and individuals in crisis in Brunswick County, who are willing to help themselves, by providing emergency assistance and educational and skills development programs.
Burke United Christian Ministries1850Independent AgencyWe provide crisis meals through our Soup Kitchen, food through food pantry, clothing and financial assistance.
Center For Community Transitions3920Independent AgencyWe strengthen the community by helping justice-involved people build a better quality of life via employment services; alternatives to incarceration; and strengthening family bonds.
Chatham Co. Literacy Council3923Independent AgencyWe offer free tutoring in adult basic education, GED and citizenship preparation, English as a Second Language, financial literacy and soft skills. Free tutor training.
Chatham Trades3925Independent AgencyProvides employment and training for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities including teaching activities and skills for daily living, socialization, community awareness and integration.
Children of Nicaragua Fabretto Fndn.5128America's Best Charities - FederationEmpowering underserved children and families in Nicaragua to reach their full potential, improve their livelihoods, and take advantage of economic opportunity through education and nutrition.
Community Empowerment Fund2553Independent AgencyCEF’s mission is to cultivate opportunities, assets, and communities that sustain transitions out of homelessness and poverty. We person-centered support with financial services that pursue equity.
Community Home Trust1808Independent AgencyWe provide affordable homeownership and rental opportunities in Carrboro and Chapel Hill. We also provide free financial and homebuyer education.
Crisis Assistance Ministry1809Independent AgencyCrisis Assistance Ministry provides families with assistance meeting life's basic needs (housing, utilities, clothing, furniture), helping them move towards self-sufficiency.
Crosby Scholars1419-001United Way Federation - Forsyth Co.Crosby Scholars helps students ACHIEVE in the classroom and community; APPLY to college and look for scholarships; and AFFORD college with need-based Last Dollar Grants.
Durham Rescue Mission3659Independent AgencyProviding food, safe shelter, clothing, counsel, vocational training, job placement, educational opportunities, & transitional/supportive housing to homeless,/addicted men, women, and mothers with children.
Families Moving Forward3875Independent AgencyFamilies Moving Forward is Durham's largest emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness. We provide temporary housing, case management, skills education, and connection to community resources to help parents and children thrive in stable homes.
Family Service of the Piedmont, Gtr. High Point1423-006United Way Federation - Gtr. High PointAgency addresses issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, healthy parenting, mental health, substance abuse and financial stability.
Financial Pathways of the Piedmont1419-034United Way Federation - Forsyth Co.We help people build financial well-being. We help individuals and families resolve debt; learn to budget and use credit wisely.
FINCA International1361Global Impact - FederationTo alleviate poverty through lasting solutions that help people build assets, create jobs and raise their standard of living.​
Goodwill Industries of Central NC2596Independent AgencyGoodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc is a locally operated organization that is dedicated to improving lives and enriching communities through the power of work.
Hire Heroes USA3882Independent AgencyHire Heroes USA empowers U.S. military members, veterans, spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, our services are free to veterans.
HOPE worldwide2977America's Best Charities - FederationMotivate, train and mobilize volunteers to deliver sustainable, high-impact, community-based services to the poor.
Institute for Black Charities2096Independent AgencyLife is difficult still for Black children, families and communities worldwide; help us provide relief efforts, economic initiatives and international programs to bridge the divide.
International Rescue Committee1363Global Impact - FederationResponding to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping people to survive, recover and gain control of their future.​
Mountain Projects3742Independent AgencyJackson Neighbors in Need is dedicated to assuring no one dies trying to stay warm in the cold winter months.