1. United Way
United Way is the largest charity in the United States based on donations received. As of November 2013, the non-profit had $4.26 billion in revenue. The non-profit organization “works with more than 1,200 local United Way offices throughout the country in a coalition of charitable organizations to pool efforts in fundraising and support.”
2. Salvation Army
The Salvation Army provides charity work in over 120 countries. Total revenue as of November 2013 was $4.08 billion. The mission of the charity is “to feed, to clothe, to comfort, to care.” The Salvation Army has more than 7,546 centers in communities throughout the US. These include “food distribution, disaster relief, rehabilitation centers, anti-human trafficking efforts, and a wealth of children’s programs.” The Salvation Army’s mission is financed by kettle donations, corporate offerings, and the sales coming from the Salvation Army Family Stores. With every dollar that is spent, eighty-two cents supports the charity’s assorted missions across the country.
3. Task Force for Global Health
The Task Force for Global Health focuses its efforts in three sectors: health system strengthening, immunization and vaccines, and neglected tropical diseases. Last year the non-profit organization had $1.66 billion in revenue. They help underserved communities in over 50 countries.
4. Feeding America
As of 2013, Feeding America had $1.55 billion in revenue. The organization is the United States chief hunger-relief charity. Feeding America provides more than 200 food banks and food rescue organizations though out the country.
5. Catholic Charities USA
Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) “is the national office for Catholic Charities agencies nationwide. Members provide help and create hope for millions of people a year, regardless of their religious, social, or economic background. CCUSA provides leadership and support for the work of local agencies in their efforts to reduce poverty, support families, and empower communities.” In 2013, CCUSA had $4.39 billion in revenue.