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Charitable Contribution Advice
Some recurring news stories are about seemingly legitimate charities that are reported to be other than what they appear to be. Even major fund rais­ing organizations have been reported to spend an inör­dinately great percentage of the funds they receive to solicit more funds.
  Here are five sources of information that might help you to decide where to share your wealth. I use each of them but do not endorse any of them.


CHARITY WATCH
née American Institute of Philanthropy

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU WISE GIVING ALLIANCE

CHARITABLE CHOICES

CHARITY NAVIGATOR
Charity Navigator's Highest and Lowest Rated Charities in several categories.

GuideStar

       My 2016 choices will appear here.      


These are my 2015 choices.
American Conservatory Theatre
American Friends Service Committee
American Jewish World Service
American Refugee Committee International
Animal Welfare Institute
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
California Youth Connection
Center for Creative Land Recycling
Center for Investigative Reporting
Common Sense Media
Compassion & Choices
Compassion International
Corporate Accountability International
Direct Relief International
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Glide Foundation
Human Rights Campaign Foundation
Human Rights First
Human Rights Watch
International Planned Parenthood Federation of the Western Hemisphere
International Rescue Committee
Josephine Randall Museum Friends
Larkin Street Youth Services
Médecins sans Frontières USA
Mercy Corps
Mozilla Foundation
National Alliance to End Homelessness
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Population Connection
Project HOPE
Public Citizen Foundation
Saint Anthony Foundation
San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium
San Francisco Food Bank
San Francisco Fund for The Arts
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation
San Francisco Parks Alliance
San Francisco Peninsula Open Space Trust
San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
San José Jazz/Jazz Mafia
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
The Conservation Fund
The Fund for Animals
The Next Generation Scholarship Fund
The Sierra Club Foundation
The Trust for Public Land
Toward Utility Reform Network
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
United Farm Workers of America
United Nations Foundation
United States Fund for UNICEF
Wikimedia Foundation, Incorporated
World Swing Dance Council Scholarship Fund
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Non-profit memberships. 
California Academy of Sciences
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Exploratorium
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Radio Station KALW
Radio Station KCSM
Radio and TeleVision Stations KQED
San Francisco, Fine Arts Museums of
San Francisco Jazz
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
and three others.


These are my 2014 choices.
American Conservatory Theater
American Friends Service Committee
American Jewish World Service
American Refugee Committee International
Architecture for Humanity
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
California State Parks Foundation
California Youth Connection
Catholic Charities CYO, Archdiocese of San Francisco
Center for Investigative Reporting
Common Sense Media
Compassion & Choices
Direct Relief International
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Glide Foundation
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Government Accountability Project
Human Rights First
Human Rights Watch
International Planned Parenthood Federation of the Western Hemisphere
International Rescue Committee
Jazz Heritage Center
Larkin Street Youth Services
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund
Médecins sans Frontières USA
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
National Alliance to End Homelessness
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
National Urban League
Oxfam America
Partners In Health
Public Citizen Foundation
Saint Anthony Foundation
San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium
San Francisco Food Bank
San Francisco Fund for the Arts
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation
San Francisco Parks Alliance
San Francisco Peninsula Open Space Trust
San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
San José Jazz/Jazz Mafia
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
The Next Generation Scholarship Fund
The Sierra Club Foundation
The Trust for Public Land
Union of Concerned Scientists
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
United Farm Workers of America
United Negro College Fund
Wikimedia Foundation, Incorporated
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Non-profit memberships. 
California Academy of Sciences
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Exploratorium
Radio Station KALW
Radio Station KCSM
Radio and TeleVision Stations KQED
San Francisco, Fine Arts Museums of
San Francisco Jazz
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
And four others.


These are my 2013 choices.
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
American Conservatory Theatre
American Friends Service Committee
American Jewish World Service
American Refugee Committee International
Animal Welfare Institute
Architecture for Humanity
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
Business for Social Responsibility
California State Parks Foundation
California Youth Connection
Catholic Charities CYO, Archdiocese of San Francisco
Center for Constitutional Rights
Center for Creative Land Recycling
Center for Investigative Reporting
Center for Justice and Accountability, The
Common Sense Media
Direct Relief International
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Glide Foundation
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Human Rights First
Human Rights Watch
International Planned Parenthood Federation of the Western Hemisphere
International Rescue Committee
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Larkin Street Youth Services
Mercy Corps
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
National Alliance to End Homelessness
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
National Urban League
Partners In Health
Saint Anthony Foundation
San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
San Francisco Food Bank
San Francisco Fund for the Arts
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation
San Francisco Jazz Heritage Center
San Francisco Parks Alliance
San Francisco Peninsula Open Space Trust
San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
San José Jazz/Jazz Mafia
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
The Next Generation Scholarship Fund
The Sierra Club Foundation
The Trust for Public Land
Union of Concerned Scientists
United Farm Workers of America
United Negro College Fund
Wikimedia Foundation, Incorporated
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Non-profit memberships. 
California Academy of Sciences
Exploratorium
Radio Station KALW
Radio Station KCSM
Radio and TeleVision Stations KQED
San Francisco, Fine Arts Museums of
San Francisco Jazz
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
And three others.


These are my 2012 choices.
American Conservatory Theatre
American Friends Service Committee
American Jewish World Service
American Refugee Committee International
Animal Welfare Institute
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
Coöperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere
Catholic Charities CYO, Archdiocese of San Francisco
Center for Constitutional Rights
Direct Relief International
Glide Foundation
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
International Planned Parenthood Federation of the Western Hemisphere
International Rescue Committee
Jazz Heritage Center
Larkin Street Youth Services
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund
Médecins sans Frontières USA
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
National Alliance to End Homelessness
National Urban League
Partners In Health
Saint Anthony Foundation
San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
San Francisco Food Bank
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation
San Francisco Peninsula Open Space Trust
San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
San José Jazz/Jazz Mafia
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
The Conservation Fund
The Next Generation Scholarship Fund
The Sierra Club Foundation
The Trust for Public Land
Union of Concerned Scientists
United Farm Workers of America
United Negro College Fund
Wikimedia Foundation, Incorporated
California Academy of Sciences
Exploratorium
Radio Station KALW
Radio Station KCSM
Radio and TeleVision Stations KQED
San Francisco, Fine Arts Museums of
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


These are my 2011 choices.
American Friends Service Committee
American Jewish World Service
American Red Cross
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
Coöperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere
Catholic Charities CYO, Archdiocese of San Francisco
Center for Constitutional Rights
Direct Relief International
Family Care International
Glide Foundation
International Planned Parenthood Federation of the Western Hemisphere
International Rescue Committee
Jazz Heritage Center
Larkin Street Youth Services
Médecins sans Frontières USA
National Urban League
Partners In Health
San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
San Francisco Food Bank
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation
San Francisco Peninsula Open Space Trust
San Francisco Public Library, Friends and Foundation
San Francisco Society for thePrevention of Cruelty to Animals
San José Jazz/Jazz Mafia
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
The Next Generation Scholarship Fund
The Sierra Club Foundation
The Trust for Public Land
Union of Concerned Scientists
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
United Farm Workers of America
United Negro College Fund

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