Iraq Top Sites for Philanthropy

    United Nations World Food Programme

    News and information about operations, policies, publications, appeals and how to help. Includes special reports, questions and answers and video.

    International Committee of the Red Cross - ICRC

    Organization whose humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. (In English, French and Spanish).


    Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development is an international non-governmental organisation working in 16 countries with a regional approach to crisis situations.

    Free Rice

    Gives quiz questions where every correct answer donates 20 grains of rice through the UN World Food Program to help end hunger.


    International Rescue Committee

    The IRC provides relief, respect and renewal to refugees and victims of armed conflict around the world. A non-profit agency, we also provide resettlement services to refugees recently arrived in the United States.

    Amnesty International

    Protecting human rights worldwide, AI focuses on the release of prisoners of conscience, fair and prompt trials for all political prisoners and the abolition of the death penalty, torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

    Mercy Corps

    Focuses on disaster response, sustainable economic development, health services, and emergency and natural disaster relief.

    Cancer Research UK

    Some information about cancer. A UK Charity primarily concerned with raising money to fund research.

    Relief International

    A humanitarian, non-profit agency providing emergency relief, rehabilitation, and development assistance to victims of natural disasters and civil conflicts.

    Samaritan's Purse

    International Christian relief and evangelism organization provides spiritual and physical aid to victims of war, poverty, natural disaster, and disease.

    Save the Children

    An international children's charity based in the UK which supports both emergency and long-term relief and development projects. Site offers information about areas of activity, giving, events, and current projects.


    A non-profit organization offering free, easy-to-create web sites to help connect friends and family for support during a health crisis or recovery.

    Action contre la faim

    Section française de cette association qui intervient dans toute situation de crise, soit pendant la crise elle-même (intervention d'urgence), soit après de programmes de réhabilitation et de relance. Présentation, objectifs, domaines d'action et mis

    Oxfam Great Britain

    A development, relief, and campaigning organisation that works to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering around the world. Works with poor communities, local partners, volunteers, and supporters to help poor people to help themselves.

    National Endowment for Democracy

    A private, nonprofit, grant-making organization created to strengthen democratic institutions around the world. Offers access to research and analysis of democratic development around the world.

    Compassion International

    Child sponsorship ministry, includes children's stories, world news, how to contribute, history and involvement, and sponsor a child.

    Institute of International Education (IIE)

    Administers the Fulbright Program and provides training and leadership development. Provides information for students, scholars, educators and professionals, with organization history and publications.

    Global Volunteers

    Sends teams of volunteers to work on short-term development projects worldwide. Coordinates over 150 teams per year. Trip information and contacts for Minnesota non-profit organization. is the Web site for CGAP, an independent policy and research center dedicated to advancing financial access for the world's poor.
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    Macmillan Cancer Support

    Information and support from this UK organization which addresses many of the types of tumors. Includes access to online booklets and other resources.

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    Global Giving

    Connects donors with community-based projects which need support, searchable location or project focus. Offers a gift card option.

    World Vision International

    Christian relief and development organization assisting 70 million people each year in its quest to end poverty, fight hunger and transform lives.

    Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)

    National anti-hunger organization that lobbies on behalf of Food Stamps, the Women Infants and Children (WIC) program, and other federal food and nutrition programs.

    Connects people with charities and causes. Provides a searchable nonprofit database, ways to give, donor info, inspiring stories and quotes, newsletter, and nonprofit resources.


    Berghof Foundation is supporting conflict stakeholders and actors in their efforts to achieve sustainable peace through peacebuilding and conflict transformation.

    Planet Save

    Environmental news stories, email, environment


    United Nations Volunteers

    The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that supports human development globally by promoting volunteerism and by mobilizing volunteers.

    US Fund for UNICEF

    Works for the survival, protection, and development of all children worldwide through education, advocacy, and fundraising.

    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

    Grant-making foundation supports initiatives in education, world health and population, and community giving in the Pacific Northwest.

    The Pew Charitable Trusts

    Works in the areas of developing policy solutions, informing the public, and supporting civic life. Provides detailed funding guidelines, as well as results of research, selected news items, and career opportunities.