Charitable Giving: 10 Charities Your Small Business Can Support Today

Here are ten nonprofit organizations that your small business can support, starting today, and create immediate impact in the lives of others.

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6. Creative Commons

Creative Commons (CC) is devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share. The organization has released several copyright-licenses known as Creative Commons licenses free of charge to the public. These licenses allow creators to communicate which rights they reserve, and which rights they waive, resulting in an agile, low overhead and cost copyright management system, profiting both copyright owners and licensees. Learn more at creativecommons.org.

7. Kiva

Kiva Microfunds aims to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. The organization enables people to lend money via the internet to people in developing countries through their field partners (microfinance institutions). The organization enables online users to make a loan to an entrepreneur across the globe for as little as $25. Learn more at kiva.org.

8. Young Survival Coalition

YSC is a global organization dedicated to the issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so young women can feel supported, empowered and hopeful. Learn more at youngsurvival.org.

9. MAP International

MAP International is a global Christian health organization that partners with people living in conditions of poverty to save lives and develop healthier families and communities. Recognized for their 99% efficiency rating, MAP responds to the needs of those they serve by providing medicines, preventing disease, and promoting health to create real hope and lasting change. Learn more at map.org.

10. Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters is the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network. Their goal is to make meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the United States, by developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. Learn more at bbbs.org.

If you’re interested in giving to charities related to a specific cause, Charity Navigator provides an online guide to intelligent giving. The organization helps charitable givers make intelligent giving decisions by providing information on over five thousand charities and by evaluating the financial health of each of the charities.

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