THE STORY: These are our absolute favorite charities. It would mean so much to us if you choose the one that speaks to you the most and provide a donation, in lieu of a wedding gift to us. All donations are 100% tax deductible. If you would like to donate to Unicef, our primary charity, you can click the pink "Donate Now" button. Below are brief descriptions and links to donate. All charities have been ranked highly by philanthropedia.org for their practices.
UNICEF insists that the survival, protection and development of children are universal development imperatives that are integral to human progress. UNICEF is committed to ensuring special protection for the most disadvantaged children - victims of war, disasters, extreme poverty, all forms of violence and exploitation and those with disabilities. Unicef provides vaccinations to children to drastically reduce the spread of preventable diseases.
Kiva's mission is to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty. Microfinance loans are one of the best ways to support people in countries with developing economies.
Water for People
Water For People exists for one purpose, and it’s as simple as our name: we want all people to have safe, continuous water, and when they do, our job will be done. We want water for everyone, forever.
Humane Society of the United States
The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals; a world that will also benefit people. We are America's mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation, and neglect, and also the nation's most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond. Our mission statement: Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty.
Red Cross volunteers turn compassion into action through a diverse array of programs and services. disaster, we respond with food, shelter and care. We prepare for emergencies with training and practical action plans. The red cross is currently providing relief for the California wildfires.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States."
Mission: "To empower individuals to make independent, informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive lives, we provide information and health care, and promote public policies that make those services available to all. Planning is power." Planned Parenthood provides low-cost healthcare such as cancer screenings and provides free birth control methods to reduce unwanted pregnancies.
One of GiveWell’s top-rated charities, distributes unconditional cash transfers to people living in East Africa to improve their standard of living.
Against Malaria Foundation
We protect people from malaria. We fund nets and ensure they are distributed and used. We show you where the nets go. We monitor and report their use and impact.100% of public donations buys long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs).