27 incredible charity gifts that give back (+how to donate)
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How to give a charity donation as a gift (& 27 incredible causes)

Loop & Tie is proud to partner with many charities to help your recipients gift-it-forward and give back.
Bridget Poetker

Bridget Poetker, Director of Growth

Donations to charities make great gifts! Give your lucky recipients the opportunity to give back and have a bigger impact.

Loop & Tie is proud to partner with such incredible causes and the people behind them. Together, we work with all kinds of charities, non-profits, and causes—some you have definitely heard of and others that you probably haven't come across. We're excited to connect you with them!

How to give a charity donation as a gift

With a gifting platform like Loop & Tie, you can gift-it-forward to a charity of choice! The Charity Gift Collection features 27 social impact organizations that your gift recipient can choose from and donate to, including The Trevor Project, charity: water, Feeding America, and more.

Charitable giving offers your employees, clients, customers, and partners the opportunity to gift-it-forward to a cause they care about. To get started, sign up free.

27 charities to consider for your gift donation

With so many amazing charities out there looking for support, we're excited for you to start giving back!

Donate to Heifer International

Heifer International knows that farming and food systems are key to solving some of the world's biggest challenges. That's why they work alongside local farmers and business owners in 19 countries around the world to achieve their mission of ending hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. Heifer provides farmers and their communities with resources and support as they mobilize and envision their futures. Farmers also receive training so they can improve the quantity and quality of the goods they produce, and connections to market to increase sales and incomes. The locally led development model Heifer International employs is like teaching a person to fish – deeply impactful, sustainable, and empowering!

Donate to Doctors Without Borders

Thank you for supporting our lifesaving work.

For Doctors Without Borders, the ability to respond quickly to medical humanitarian emergencies is crucial to saving more lives. Unrestricted funds allow us to allocate our resources most efficiently and where the needs are greatest. And your donation is 100% tax-deductible.

Donate to The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading and only accredited national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under the age of 25.

The Trevor Project offers a suite of crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs, including TrevorLifeline, TrevorText, and TrevorChat as well as a peer-to-peer social network support for LGBTQ young people under the age of 25, TrevorSpace. Trevor also offers an education program with resources for youth-serving adults and organizations, a legislative advocacy department fighting for pro-LGBTQ legislation and against anti-LGBTQ rhetoric/policy positions, and conducts research to discover the most effective means to help young LGBTQ people in crisis and end suicide.

Donate to Black Girls Code

Our Mission: To increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology. To provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040.

Donate to Equal Justice Initiative

EJI is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

Founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson, a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer and bestselling author of Just Mercy, EJI provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons. We challenge the death penalty and excessive punishment and we provide re-entry assistance to formerly incarcerated people. EJI works with communities that have been marginalized by poverty and discouraged by unequal treatment. We are committed to changing the narrative about race in America. In 2018, EJI plans to build a national memorial to victims of lynching and open a museum that explores African American history from enslavement to mass incarceration.

Donate to One Love Community Fridge

One Love Community Fridge works to eradicate hunger, food insecurity, malnutrition, and the stigma associated with all three, through a integrated, multi-generational, and inclusive movement that centers access to fresh foods, nutrition education, and sustainability. One Love supports existing community fridges throughout Brooklyn and also expands these efforts to add additional fridges strategically placed close to public schools readily available for youth and families throughout Brooklyn.

Donate to Make-A-Wish Foundation

Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish® vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness. In the U.S. and its territories, a wish is granted every 34 minutes. A wish can be that spark that helps these children believe that anything is possible and gives them the strength to fight harder against their illnesses. This one belief guides us and inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.

Donate to Anti-Defamation League

ADL is the leading anti-hate organization in the world. Founded in 1913, its timeless mission is "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of antisemitism and bias, using innovation and partnerships to drive impact. A global leader in combating antisemitism, countering extremism and battling bigotry wherever and whenever it happens, ADL works to protect democracy and ensure a just and inclusive society for all.

Donate to Stay Beautiful Foundation

Stay Beautiful is a non-profit organization that delivers natural beauty products to women affected by cancer. They seek to deliver happiness to women with cancer around the globe by giving them an "unboxing experience," providing boxes filled with natural beauty products. Their goal is for women to feel beautiful during their treatments and beyond. Stay Beautiful is focused on providing community care through monthly beauty box subscriptions to 500+ women, peer-to-peer community support, and patient navigation. The boxes are dedicated to those who are currently undergoing cancer treatments, but the community is open to all women who have been affected by cancer, personally or through a loved one.

The founder's grandmother was the owner of a luxury day spa on Chicago's Michigan Avenue prior to her diagnosis. She witnessed her grandmother's skin deteriorate from the harsh chemotherapy and radiation treatments, but she saw the strength and beauty in her grandmother's will to go on. After her Nana passed away, she wanted every woman to feel beautiful while fighting such an ugly disease. Stay Beautiful is on a journey to support every woman affected by cancer.

Donate to Dreams for Veterans

Dreams for Veterans honors our veterans' service by fulfilling their final Dreams, providing them, their families, and caregivers inspiration, comfort, and closure. Recipients are U.S. military veterans, active service members, and members of the Reserve and National Guard. The Dreams not only serve veterans, but also bring comfort and peace to their loved ones and caregivers. The Dreams Foundation plays a critical role in the special end-of-life care that focuses on improving quality of life for veterans and their families.

Donate to charity: water

By redeeming your gift for charity: water, you are supporting their efforts to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in need around the world, improving health, education, and opportunity - especially for women and children. Charity: water works with local experts and community members to find the best sustainable solution in each place where we work, whether it's a well, a piped system, a BioSand Filter, or a system for harvesting rainwater.

Donate to mothers2mothers

mothers2mothers (m2m) is an African nonprofit that unlocks the power of women to improve the health and wellbeing of women, children, and adolescents. They employ women living with HIV as Community Health Workers called Mentor Mothers. These "Mentor Mothers" work in health facilities and door-to-door to improve the health of communities across ten African nations. This Model improves health of communities, while delivering meaningful employment for women living with HIV.

Since being founded in Cape Town in 2001, m2m has created over 11,500 jobs for women living with HIV and reached more than 13.5 million women and children under two years old. m2m is working towards the following United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): helping end the HIV/AIDS epidemic, ensuring good health, well-being, and decent work opportunities for everyone, and achieving gender equality by 2030. mothers2mothers ensures one of Africa's greatest strengths—its women—are at the heart of their work to end AIDS, bring health and hope to families and communities, and create a thriving, healthy Africa.

Donate to Israeli Children's Fund

Providing Israeli children who have lost one or both parents to acts of terrorism, or who have one or both parents being held hostage, with the security and stability they need to thrive. On October 7th 2023, the lives of numerous innocent Israeli children were impacted by the deadly attacks orchestrated by Hamas terrorists. These children, now wholly or partially devoid of parental love, guidance, and support, don't have the luxury to wait for the dust to settle to get back on their feet. Now they face the daunting and near-impossible challenge of coping with this tremendous loss. These children are the beating heart behind the establishment of the Israeli Children's Fund (ICF). ICF is a group of experienced entrepreneurs from the tech and mental health space who have pledged to ensure these children are provided with the immediate and steady support that they need to heal and move forward today, and for years to come. They are committed to supporting each child with the necessary social and professional care, as well as covering all the financial and logistical needs of their guardian families. The ICF has pledged to the efficient, impactful, and prompt allocation of resources to allow these children a fair chance at life, and ensure they thrive despite their permanent trauma.

Donate to SAG-AFTRA Foundation

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most comprehensive, educational and state-of-the-art resources to SAG-AFTRA members. The Foundation believes that the contributions made to our culture by performing artists are not only valuable, but essential. The Foundation understands that artists live in a rapidly changing world, and it's imperative that our actors, voiceover artists, broadcasters, dancers, and other artists understand the evolving industry landscape, are provided the tools necessary to navigate these changes successfully, and are given the opportunity to hone their craft as they continue through their careers. We know there are ups and downs in the performing arts, and the Foundation is here for SAG-AFTRA members, in good times and bad. Through our assistance programs, we work to ensure that no performer is alone when times get tough.

Donate to All Hands and Hearts

All Hands and Hearts effectively and efficiently addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters. We communicate directly with local leaders and community members and then deploy our unique model of engaging volunteers to enable direct impact, helping to build safer, more resilient schools, homes and infrastructure.

Through community and volunteer engagement, we focus on helping families recover faster after natural disasters using our Smart Response strategy. In doing so, we strengthen both our volunteers and the communities in which we serve.

Donate to buildOn

buildOn's mission is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education. They mobilize U.S. students to transform their communities through service and change the world by building schools in developing countries.

Their U.S. Service Learning Program gives students in underperforming urban high schools the opportunity to impact their local communities in powerful ways. And through their Global School Construction Program, their students prove that service and education can build a stronger community and a better future.

Donate to Watts of Love

As a secular nonprofit, Watts of Love believes that everyone has equal value, and everyone deserves an opportunity. Watts of Love believes that light shines equally on all. They meet people exactly where they are in life and serve any and all that are in need.

Watts of Love intentionally seeks out the most vulnerable people in the developing world, who live without access to electrical light. They target the "last-mile" communities in greatest need of assistance. Often, these "hidden poor" live in garbage dumps, remote mountains, small islands, urban slums, and leper colonies.

Watts of Love is unique and innovative. They have a very intentionally designed program where they do not just hand out lights—they invest in educating and empowering recipients so there is an immediate, tangible impact from DAY ONE.

By breaking the cycle of dependency on costly and dangerous kerosene, they teach people how to invest in their families, start a path to economic prosperity, break old perceptions of what is possible and see the potential for a new life. They tell the light recipients to pretend they are still paying for kerosene but instead pay yourself first and save that money. Just this one little step forward, if they are consistent with it, will change a life.

Donate to National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, they are an alliance of more than 600 local Affiliates and 48 State Organizations who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

NAMI shapes national public policy for people with mental illness and their families and provides volunteer leaders with the tools, resources and skills necessary to save mental health in all states. Their toll-free HelpLine allows them to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each year, providing free information and support—a much-needed lifeline for many. They envision a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares. NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

Donate to Feeding America

Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of more than 200 food banks, 21 statewide food bank associations, and over 60,000 partner agencies, food pantries and meal programs, we helped provide 6.6 billion meals to tens of millions of people in need last year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; brings attention to the social and systemic barriers that contribute to food insecurity in our nation; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry.

Donate to Hello Neighbor

Hello Neighbor is a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit that works to improve the lives of recently resettled refugee and immigrant families by matching them with dedicated neighbors to guide and support them in their new lives. They do this through community-based programs focused on family mentorship, peer tutoring, support for new and expecting refugee and immigrant mothers, and direct services to provide our newest neighbors with the support and resources they need to rebuild their lives with confidence. Hello Neighbor continues to break down barriers of social isolation for refugees and immigrants and is committed to building more welcoming and inclusive communities for all.

Donate to METAvivor

The METAvivor non-profit was established by a small group pro-active metastatic breast cancer patients who felt that the lack of research and support dedicated to their disease and to those suffering from it was just plain wrong. Their determination to make a difference has made METAvivor what it is today. In the years since its founding, METAvivor has become internationally recognized for raising awareness and funds explicitly for stage 4 breast cancer research. METAvivor exists to sustain hope for those living with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer (MBC). They are a volunteer-led, non-profit organization that funds vital research to help improve the longevity and quality of life for MBC patients.

Donate to Watsi

Watsi, inc. is a San Francisco-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that builds technology to finance healthcare for patients around the world. Since launching in 2012, Watsi has helped more than 20,000 patients access life-changing healthcare. Watsi, inc. has been featured as a top charity by the BBC, The New York Times, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, and Fast Company.

Donate to the World Wildlife Fund

For nearly 60 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature.

The world's leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by more than one million members in the United States and close to five million globally. WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature. Together, in partnership with foundations, governments, businesses, communities, individuals and our more than six million members, we can conserve many of the world's most ecologically important regions.

Donate to The Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. They work on a national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias. As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research, the Association is committed to advancing vital research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure. The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer's disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer's research and care initiatives at the state and federal level.

Donate to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

JDRF, formally known as The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is the leader in research leading to a cure for type 1 diabetes in the world. It sets the global agenda for diabetes research, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes science worldwide. The mission of JDRF is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly, and can be fatal. Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has awarded more than $2.1 billion to diabetes research.

Donate to No Kid Hungry

No Kid Hungry is a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit working to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. After 25 years of successfully investing in local nonprofits and helping find the best approaches to eradicating poverty and hunger, Share Our Strength launched No Kid Hungry in 2010. As a child hunger organization, ending childhood hunger is our primary focus, though Share Our Strength continues to invest in and develop other campaigns.

Donate to Operation Baby

Co-founders Emma and Nick Perkins are both military veterans who met while stationed in Savannah, Georgia. They were married in 2017 and quickly began trying to grow their family. Unfortunately, after experiencing multiple miscarriages, Emma was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder that severely reduces her chances of pregnancy. With limited options, they decided to pursue fertility treatment, and have since suffered through eight failed IVF cycles. During their difficult journey, they met other military couples with similar heartbreaking stories. Sadly, many of these families could not afford to continue paying for treatment, given the high costs are not covered by the Department of Defense's healthcare system. After witnessing these inequalities firsthand, Emma and Nick decided to turn their adversity into an opportunity to help others.

Operation Baby was founded in 2020 as a way to give back to those in the military community who share Emma and Nick's struggle with infertility. The foundation was born from the idea that no service member should have to abandon their dream of having children due to financial constraints. Whether beneficiaries opt for expensive medical fertility treatment, need help navigating the complex labyrinth of the adoption process, or want to explore surrogacy or other methods, Operation Baby is there to support these families.

Gift it forward & give back

Gift donations offer many ways to get involved and make a difference! Giving charity donations as gifts is not only meaningful but also incredibly empowering – both for yourself and the person receiving it.

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