View US / American charities with twitter profiles. I was originally going to build a list of UK charities listed on twitter but someone’s already beat me to a list of UK charities on twitter. Well done! You get a link from my charities blog post! I just searched for US / American charities on twitter & a straight forward list like the UK version was harder to find so I’m hunting through search results to build one. If you know of a US / American charity on twitter not listed below please use the comments form to post their domain AND their twitter name. Only registered charities please. I’ve got 91 listed so far.
I’ve tried to verify the twitter account from the charities official website where possible. If you represent any of the following charities please get any official twitter account listed on your website!
Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) is an international network committed to saving the lives of malnourished children and their families while ensuring access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger.
Acumen Fund is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. We seek to prove that small amounts of philanthropic capital, combined with large doses of business acumen, can build thriving enterprises that serve vast numbers of the poor.
Supplying affordable renewable energy & sanitation and water to Haiti & Guatemala.
Work to protect the human rights of the Akha people in Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, China and Vietnam.
Ahava means love. And right now, in the United States and across the world, young people need your love. Ahava Kids, an American based not-for-profit human-rights organization, exists to rescue and care for victims of human trafficking, enslavement and exploitation.
With chartered divisions throughout the country and over 3,400 local offices, the American Cancer Society (ACS) is committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, advocacy, and rehabilitation.
Amnesty International is a Nobel Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with over 1.8 million members worldwide. Amnesty International undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights.
The American Red Cross has been the nation’s premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters.
ANASAZI’s licensed and Joint Commission-accredited, outdoor behavioral healthcare services are ideal for adolescents (12-17) and young adults (18-25) struggling with lack of motivation, defiance, mild mood disorders, drug and alcohol experimentation, entitlement issues, and other self-defeating behaviors.
ABI has developed tools and programs designed to help industry, academia and government recruit, retain and develop women technology leaders.
AIDG helps individuals and communities get affordable and environmentally sound access to electricity, sanitation and clean water. Through a combination of business incubation, education, and outreach, we help people get technology that will better their health and improve their lives.
Ashoka is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs—men and women with system changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems.
Baltimore animal rescue & adoption center.
Enhancing quality of life for cancer patients in the South western US. Note – tweets are protected & not open to general public.
A grassroots effort to place dogs and cats who were considered “unadoptable” into good homes, and to reduce the number of unwanted pets through effective spay and neuter programs.
Blood:Water Mission is partnering with groups and individuals to empower Africans to build healthier communities through sustainable clean blood and clean water solutions, while developing social responsibility in the U.S. through initiatives that provoke personal engagement and ownership.
Camfed is dedicated to fighting poverty and HIV/AIDS in rural Africa by educating girls and investing in their economic independence and leadership once they complete school.
Catholic Charities of Buffalo helps people of all ages, races, faiths and walks of life everyday throughout Western New York in a multitude of ways.
One billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean drinking water. That’s one in six of us. charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 100% of public donations directly fund water projects.
City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them skills and opportunities to change the world.
Colorectal Cancer Coalition is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization that fights colorectal cancer through research, empowerment and access.
Connecting volunteers to volunteer work.
Located in Fort Worth, Texas, the Cook Childrens hospital specializes in all areas of child care including leukemia / cancer care.
To provide, free of charge, low-income and homeless children from birth to pre-teen the basic essentials they need to be safe, warm, ready to learn, and valued.
Create The Good is about helping others—whether you have five minutes or five hours. Search ways to help others in your community or post opportunities.
Creative Commons is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright.
Cross-Cultural Solutions is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1995. Each year, over 4,000 people participate in our volunteer programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. CCS has a worldwide staff of over 300 people in 12 countries.
A collaboration of over 5000 doctors, scientists and nurses working together to reduce the mortality rate of childhood cancer.
Dreams for Kids is a place where young people of all abilities are empowered to fearlessly pursue their dreams and compassionately change the world.
Hundreds of millions of people have already voted for Earth with their light switch. It’s time to show where you stand. It’s time to Vote Earth.
Equality Now works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world through the mobilization of public pressure.
Online since 1993, the Exploratorium was one of the first science museums to build a site on the World Wide Web. Our site now contains over 18 thousand award-winning Web pages exploring hundreds of different topics.
VIND’s Mission is to provide for the unmet practical and emotional needs for disaster survivors in Volusia County by networking with community organizations, government agencies, non-profits, faith-based groups and grass roots organizations.
Envision a world of justice, peace, and freedom. It is a revolutionary vision of a beloved community where differences are respected, conflicts are addressed nonviolently, oppressive structures are dismantled, and where people live in harmony with the earth, nurtured by diverse spiritual traditions that foster compassion, solidarity, and reconciliation.
Gift Card Giver is a new form of giving. The Gift Card industry has risen to be a 60 billion dollar industry. Ever wonder how many gift cards are unused? More than 10%. That means billions of dollars are waiting to be used for good on Gift Cards.
Girlstart is a non-profit organization created to empower girls to excel in math, science, and technology. Founded in 1997 in Austin, Texas, Girlstart has quickly established itself as a best-case practices leader in empowering, educating, and motivating girls to enjoy and become more proficient in math, science and technology.
To provide all support needed to all the developing countries in order to them to be able to actively participate in variety of business activities on a global basis. The main target population for us is the kids, but you will not be able too much just targeting kids without including the similar educational opportunities to their teachers and parents.
GlobalGiving is an online marketplace that connects you to the causes and countries you care about. You select the projects you want to support, make a tax-deductible contribution, and get regular progress updates – so you can see your impact.
Work to address the disparity of access to free, modern healthcare between developed and developing nations. We will serve those who need it most.
Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace.
Heartland Alliance helps people living in poverty or danger improve their lives and realize their human rights. Through our diverse programs, we serve people in the toughest of circumstances and that are the hardest to reach, including survivors of violence, torture, and war and people living in extreme hardship or poverty.
Represents the interests of the hemp growing industry & products. Don’t confuse them with dope growing, definately not the same thing!
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization—backed by 11 million Americans, or one in every 28. Established in 1954, The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals—a world that will also benefit people.
A community foundation rooted in and dedicated to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, Horizons Foundation. Mobilize and increase resources for the LGBT movement and organizations that secure the rights, meet the needs, and celebrate the lives of LGBT people.
Horse Rescue on Twitter Links to blog post with 34 horse rescue centers listed.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is the nation’s first and largest group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those Troops and Veterans.
International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression.
Multi – media experience to stop sex trafficing. The ‘about’ page was blank when I looked for more info.
Assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing. To date, 240 people in the United States have been exonerated by DNA testing, including 17 who served time on death row. These people served an average of 12 years in prison before exoneration and release.
Bringing people and organizations together is at the root of Invisible Children’s movement. From politicians to other NGO’s, we have lined up a network of partners to make the best impact in Northern Uganda. Learn more about our partners and how we work together.
We are the International Rescue Committee – a critical global network of first responders, humanitarian relief workers, healthcare providers, educators, community leaders, activists, and volunteers. Working together, we provide access to safety, sanctuary, and sustainable change for millions of people whose lives have been shattered by violence and oppression.
JDRF has built a nationwide network of Advocates who are dedicated to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. We are all working together to advance the search for a cure faster and more effectively.
Kiva’s mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty. Kiva is the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs around the globe.
Kramden Institute, Inc., is a 501(c)(3)not-for-profit charitable institution whose mission is to empower hardworking, less-advantaged students by giving them home computers, allowing them to bridge the digital divide and advance their achievement, strengthening their contribution to the community. We do this by collecting, refurbishing, and reusing computers.
The LAMP is committed to helping people like you navigate a world saturated in media. With free workshops and public events offered throughout New York City, we are your first stop for using and understanding media in all of its forms.
To preserve a dynamic and unique system of natural and cultural resources and to develop innovative education, recreation and cultural opportunities of regional value, while exercising environmental and fiscal responsibility.
The Land Conservation and Advocacy Trust provides emergency funding and legal support to preserve open spaces and natural resources, and promote smart-growth ideals that foster land conservation.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) advocates public policy positions that accelerate progress toward cures for leukemia, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of those with blood cancer, their friends and families.
At the Lance Armstrong Foundation, they inspire and empower people affected by cancer. They believe that unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is everything. Read our Manifesto. They provide the practical information and tools people with cancer need to live life on their own terms. They take aim at the gaps between what is known and what is done to prevent suffering and death due to cancer.
Malaria No More is determined to end malaria deaths. A non-profit, non-governmental organization, Malaria No More makes high-yield investments of time and capital to speed progress, unlock resources, mobilize new assets and spur the world toward reaching this goal.
Manna Food Center, a not-for-profit organization, strives to eliminate hunger in Montgomery County through food distribution, education, and advocacy.
Dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
MAGDRL was organized in 1979 to serve the seven states of the Mid-Atlantic region. The organization is a DC corporation and has a charitable tax-exemption under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The mission of the non-profit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the oceans. I’ve been there & it’s well worth a visit!
Blog For Choice is a place for pregnancy pro-choice activists to come together and discuss news, actions, and other content related to reproductive rights. As such, we require respectful language and behavior for all. This blog is a place for open discussion, not personal attacks.
Citizens who served in communities in more than 134 developing countries since the Peace Corps was created in 1961. That global experience defined our lives and changed our views of the world and of our role in that world. We are teachers, community activists, business leaders, government officials, members of Congress, ambassadors, social entrepreneurs, and other members of the Peace Corps family.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to save America’s diverse historic places and revitalize our communities.
National Wildlife Federation inspires Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future.
Welcome to The Nature Conservancy — the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
The Not For Sale Campaign equips and mobilizes Smart Activists to deploy innovative solutions to re-abolish slavery in their own backyards and across the globe.
ONE is a campaign and advocacy organisation with more than 2 million members committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. Cofounded by Bono and other campaigners, ONE is nonpartisan and works closely with African policy makers and activists.
The Oil Drum’s mission is to facilitate civil, evidence-based discussions about energy and its impact on our future.
The mission is simple. Working to end global poverty. Faster. How? By providing those who live in chronic poverty with one vital thing they need to transform their lives: Opportunity.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with more than 2.0 million members and supporters, is the largest animal rights organization in the world.
Refugees International advocates for lifesaving assistance and protection for displaced people and promotes solutions to displacement crises.
Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves.
Share Our Strength is a national organization that works hard to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry.They weave together a net of community groups, activists and food programs to catch children at risk of hunger and surround them with nutritious food where they live, learn and play.
Inspired by the cultural traditions of the historical Silk Road, the Silk Road Project is a catalyst, promoting innovation and learning through the arts. Their vision is to connect the world’s neighborhoods by bringing together artists and audiences around the globe.
Stand Up To Cancer is a new initiative created to accelerate groundbreaking cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives. SU2C’s goal is to bring together the best and the brightest in the cancer community, encouraging collaboration instead of competition.
The Sunlight Foundation was co-founded in 2006 by Washington, DC businessman and lawyer Michael Klein and longtime Washington public interest advocate Ellen Miller with the non-partisan mission of using the revolutionary power of the Internet to make information about Congress and the federal government more meaningfully accessible to citizens.
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.
The 1010 Project provides income generating grants to indigenous development partners in Kenya and raises awareness in the United States on behalf of the global poor.
Parents & educators dedicated to meeting the unique needs of gifted & talented students.
To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.
Temporomandibular Joint and Muscle Disorders (TMJDs) refers to a complex and poorly understood set of conditions that can cause pain in the area of the jaw joint and associated muscles and/or problems using the jaw. Both or just one of the TM joints may be affected. TMJDs can affect a person’s ability to speak, eat, chew, swallow, make facial expressions, and even breathe.
The Trust for Public Land conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.
The Arc of the United States advocates for the rights and full participation of all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Together with our network of members and affiliated chapters, we improve systems of supports and services; connect families; inspire communities and influence public policy.
The U.S. Fund for UNICEF saves and protects the lives of children by supporting UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Our mission is to work toward the day when zero children die from preventable causes by doing whatever it takes to give them the basics for a healthy childhood.
The Combat Injured Program recognizes the depth of financial strain caused from being visibly or “invisibly” wounded (such as Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD). Often times these service members and their families face additional hardships while recovering from wounds received in combat.
The mission of Water Charity is to implement practical solutions to provide safe water, effective sanitation, and meaningful health education to those in need.
WWF is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organizations. It is an independent foundation registered under Swiss law. WWF is a global organization acting locally through a network of over 90 offices in over 40 countries around the world which vary in their degree of autonomy.
The Women’s Mosaic is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to uniting and empowering women through programs that promote intercultural understanding and personal growth. Each month we offer unique educational activities and events that build bridges, expand horizons, and improve the lives of women both here and abroad.
This list last updated 9th December 2010. Please add any US / American registered charities you know of that are also on twitter in comments and I’ll add them to the list. I’m sure there must be lots more US / american charities now with twitter accounts since I first posted this blog in July 2009.