The following third party websites provide a range of information about charitable organizations that may be eligible for support by the U.S. Charitable Gift Trust (Gift Trust). Links to the websites are provided for informational use only. The Gift Trust is not affiliated with any of their sponsors, nor does it endorse the use of these websites. The Gift Trust is not responsible for content contained therein.


GuideStar, the national database of U.S. charitable organizations, gathers and distributes data on more than 850,000 IRS-recognized nonprofits. Charities can be located by name or by subject, location and other criteria. Relevant news stories and feature articles on the subject of philanthropy are also available online.

Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy website includes ratings and reports on charities that are prepared by the Better Business Bureau and the National Charities Information Bureau. Feature articles focus on trends in the non-profit world and recent philanthropic activities of well-known individual and corporate donors.

Charity Navigator

Founded in 2001, Charity Navigator has become the nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. Charity Navigator's rating system examines two broad areas of a charity's financial health - how responsibly it functions day-to-day, as well as how well positioned it is to sustain its programs over time. Each charity is then awarded an overall rating, ranging from zero to four stars.

National Center for Family Philanthropy

National Center for Family Philanthropy is a nonprofit organization committed to helping families and individuals create and sustain philanthropic missions. The Center is a national resource that focuses on matters of importance to families engaged in philanthropy and effective giving.

BBB Wise Giving Alliance

BBB Wise Giving Alliance is a private watchdog organization providing a quick reference guide to 400 national charities and whether they meet its standards for fund raising, governance, financial management and public accountability. The website also includes tips for donors.