Susan G. Komen For the Cure has grown from a sister’s efforts to memorialize her sibling to a front line organization for breast cancer research and education. The organization is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has an international presence. Susan G. Komen For the Cure’s program is primarily focused upon awareness and education, but it has a secondary program that awards grants to aid in research. For each dollar received, Susan G. Komen For the Cure puts approximately 60 cents towards education and awareness, 20 cents towards research, and 20 cents towards administrative and fundraising costs.
Founded in 1950 and headquartered in California, World Vision International is a Christian charity. Donations are given in the form of a monthly sponsorship for a child in need. Some donations are pooled with those of other donors to improve the communities in which the children live.
Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) was founded in 1912 as an avenue to provide quality healthcare to those in need. Modeled after work in Haiti, the organization was founded in and is currently headquartered in New York City. CMMB works to bring healthcare to those at risk in 39 developing countries across Latin America, Africa, and the Caribbean. The organization served over 447,000 people in 2014.
Wounded Warrior Project was founded in 2003 as the need for assisting wounded veterans from the post-9/11 era became evident. Wounded Warrior Project states that it provides support for wounded veterans' bodies, minds, and families as they try to readjust to now-normal life after being injured during military service. The organization is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
Direct Relief started with humble beginnings in the aftermath of World War II. William Zimdin, an Estonian immigrant, began sending large relief parcels to friends, relatives, and former employees in Europe. In 1948, he founded the William Zimdin Foundation, which was headquartered in California. The foundation grew into what is now called Direct Relief. Direct Relief offers assistance to those affected by poverty or natural disasters, with a focus on caring to maternal health and providing medical and pharmaceutical supplies and equipment.
Feeding America originally was founded in Phoenix, Arizona, as St. Mary’s Food Bank, which was the nation’s first food bank. The organization was given government grants to create a network of similar food banks across the nation and a separate nonprofit organization was created in 1979. In 2008, the organization was rebranded to "Feeding America," which is now the third-largest charitable organization in the United States.
Project HOPE was founded in 1958 as the first United States hospital ship in peacetime. The ship was used as a mobile hospital, bringing medical personnel and supplies to those in need-either from epidemics, after-effects of war, or to help treat and rebuild after a natural disaster. Currently, Project HOPE works in developing nations helping to fight communicable and noncommunicable diseases and improving outcomes for women and children with its aggressive training and outreach programs, among other projects. Project HOPE is headquartered in Millwood, Virginia.
Feed the Children was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The organization identifies as a Christian organization. Feed the Children offers several options for supporters to make donations: online, by phone, mobile phone, by mail, donating vehicles or other material goods, or child sponsorship. Feed the Children offers food, school supplies and medical help. The organization also delivers its programs to those affected in a natural disaster.
Over the last decade, there has been considerable controversy about the organization, which has negatively impacted the public's opinion of Feed the Children.
Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, AmeriCares provides disaster relief and support. The primary focus of AmeriCares’ program centers around medical support.