This list represents charities that we examined in some way during our recommendation process. We have categorized each charity by their type of work and status. In addition to the charities listed below, three charities that we considered asked not to be listed.
It is important to note that the small number of highly recommended organizations below is the result of a deliberate decision to provide clear and actionable recommendations to donors who are seeking to find the highest impact uses for their donations. We believe that many more of the animal organizations listed below also do excellent work on behalf of animals.