America is one of the most charitable nations in the world. Throughout the country, there are charitable organizations that address the needs of many different segments of society. Without these non-profits, many people would be left in dangerous and distressing situations. Here are the top 3 largest charities in the United States:
United Way Worldwide
The largest charity by donation in America, United Way Worldwide, was founded more than 125 years ago and served nearly 1800 communities around the world. The charity is currently headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. The purpose of this charity is to provide educational, health, and economic resources to underserved communities. United Way carries out this mission in more than 40 countries throughout the world. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, United Way Worldwide’s total revenue was $3.9 billion.
Headquartered in Chicago Illinois, Feeding America has over 200 food banks throughout the country. Feeding America is the largest food charity and endeavors to provide hunger-relief for people experiencing food insecurity. Feeding America focuses on providing healthy food, making sure that the food provided is safe to eat, and distributing food to people in need. The organization also works with governments and businesses to supply underserved communities with the resources they need to improve their quality of life. Individuals throughout the country work as Feeding America advocates ensuring that government policies are designed to address hunger-relief. In the fiscal year ending in June 2017, Feeding America had $2.7 billion in revenue.
This particular charity specializes in global health and disaster relief. Located in Stamford, Connecticut, this organization works tirelessly to assist people when natural disasters occur in America and various parts of the world. Founded in 1979, Americares Foundation is committed to providing emergency medical aid to people in more than 160 countries. Medical providers can partner with AmeriCares Foundation to provide healthcare to those in need in the United States and abroad. Revenue for the 2017 fiscal year was $2.4 billion.
The aforementioned charitable organizations are responsible for assisting millions of people throughout the world. Donations are used wisely, and people are positively impacted by the services provided by United Way Worldwide, Feeding America, and Americares Foundation. Hopefully, these organizations will continue to assist those in need for years to some.