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.
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.
Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, The Task Force for Global Health focuses on preventing and curing neglected tropical diseases. By combining and coordinating efforts in the private and public sectors, the organization has been able to see remarkable results in each its eight programs, which include providing deworming medications for children, working to prevent blindness caused by trachoma, and vaccination programs. The Task Force for Global Health works in 151 countries around the world.
Lutheran Services of America represents a large network of Lutheran social service and health organizations, with over 300 member nonprofits as part of its network. The organization is headquartered in Washington D.C., and reports a significant percentage of its revenue being dedicated directly to administrative expenses (e.g. salaries, etc.) as opposed to the charity program itself. The organization lacks some transparency concerning this unusual practice, which would be helpful for prospective or current supporters and increase the organization's credibility significantly.
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.
Step Up for Students was founded in 2001 as a scholarship clearinghouse for low income Florida public school students (K-12) to access public schools or transportation to other public schools in a different district. Step Up for Students has a separate scholarship program for students with special needs who may be better served by another school. Step Up for Students offers full and partial scholarships to eligible families.
Haiti Health Initiative (HHI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the public health needs of rural Haitians by providing education and services in primary health care, dental care, public health, and nutrition. HHI supports current medical, dental, and other healthy living practices and promotes sustainable and culturally appropriate change by collaborating with local and international partners. HHI’s goal is to first uncover the root of problems, then use that knowledge to work with Haitian communities to “implement sustainable water treatment projects, improve nutritional opportunities through agricultural expansion, and train local medical and dental providers to provide sustainable care for those in their communities.”