Health & Medical Charities

NOTE: Charities are listed alphabetically, including any articles at the beginning of the name. For instance, if the charity's name is "The Bible League", you should look in the section beginning with the letter 'T', as well as in the section beginning with 'B'.

Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer’s Association, a national network of chapters, is the largest national voluntary health organization committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and helping those affected by the disease... [read more]

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing... [read more]

American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a not-for-profit, voluntary health organization funded by private contributions. Their mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stro... [read more]

American Institute for Cancer Research
Since its founding in 1982, the American Institute for Cancer Research has grown into the nation’s leading charity in the field of diet, nutrition and cancer. AICR supports research into the role o... [read more]

American Kidney Fund
The American Kidney Fund is the leading national voluntary health organization providing direct financial assistance for the benefit of kidney patients supported by comprehensive educational programs,... [read more]

American Liver Foundation
The American Liver Foundation is a national, voluntary nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of hepatitis and other liver diseases through research, education and adv... [read more]

American Lung Association
The American Lung Association® (ALA) is the oldest voluntary health organization in the United States, with a National Office and constituent and affiliate associations around the country. Founded in ... [read more]

Breast Cancer Fund
In response to the public health crisis of breast cancer, The Breast Cancer Fund identifies - and advocates for elimination of - the environmental and other preventable causes of the disease. The ... [read more]

Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation
The Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation, formerly the Cancer Research Foundation of America, is a national, non-profit health foundation whose mission is the prevention and early detection of ca... [read more]

Children's Health Fund
The Children's Health Fund is committed to providing health care to the nation's most medically underserved children through the development and support of innovative primary care medical programs and... [read more]

Children's Miracle Network
Children's Miracle Network is an international non-profit organization dedicated to helping children by raising funds and awareness for 170 children's hospitals throughout North America. Each year the... [read more]

Christian Children's Fund
What began as a missionary's determination to help children devastated by war more than 60 years ago has evolved into a community of caring sponsors reaching out to needy children and their families a... [read more]

Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation
The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF) is committed to funding research that develops treatments and cures for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and other central nervous system disord... [read more]

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was established in 1955 to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease. The... [read more]

Doctors Without Borders USA
Médecins Sans Frontières (also known as Doctors Without Borders or MSF) delivers emergency aid to victims of armed conflict, epidemics, and natural and man-made disasters, and to others who lack healt... [read more]

Easter Seals (National Easter Seal Society)
For more than 80 years, Easter Seals has helped people with disabilities in communities nationwide. From creating the first national voluntary agency to speak and act on behalf of children with disabi... [read more]

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation creates a future that offers hope through pediatric research and programs worldwide to ensure children are at the forefront of every scientific breakthro... [read more]

Foundation Fighting Blindness
The urgent mission of The Foundation Fighting Blindness is to find the causes, treatments, preventions, and cures for retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, Usher syndrome and the entire spe... [read more]

Helen Keller International
Helen Keller International, which marked its 85th anniversary in 2000, is among the oldest international nonprofit organizations devoted to fighting and treating preventable blindness worldwide. It wo... [read more]

Huntington's Disease Society of America
The Huntington's Disease Society of America is a national non-profit voluntary health agency that is dedicated to finding a cure for HD while providing both vital services to improve the lives of thos... [read more]

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the world’s leading nonprofit, nongovernmental funder of diabetes research. JDRF structures its research on a business-world model to ensure that resour... [read more]

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the fastest-growing voluntary health organization with a nationwide presence. The Society's mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and... [read more]

March of Dimes
President Franklin Roosevelt established the March of Dimes in 1938 to save America’s youth from polio. His premise was that people can solve any problem if they work together. He created a partners... [read more]

Medic Alert Foundation U.S.
MedicAlert® is a service that protects and saves the lives of its Members by providing identification and information in a medical emergency. The MedicAlert® 24-hour Emergency Response Center answe... [read more]

Mercy Ships
The Mercy Ships fleet which began as a dream in 1978, has completed projects in more than 70 port areas around the world. The ships provide medical and dental assistance, agricultural skills, and rel... [read more]

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF) was formed in late 1999 to restore hope and end the misery for mesothelioma patients and their families. Our mission is to eradicate mesothelioma as... [read more]

Muscular Dystrophy Association
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary health agency -- a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases that affect more than a ... [read more]

National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) is the largest donor-supported organization in the world devoted exclusively to supporting scientific research on brain and beha... [read more]

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill 
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, s... [read more]

National Childhood Cancer Foundation
The Foundation for the Children's Oncology Group (Foundation) is leading the fight against childhood cancer! The Foundation supports the work of the most prestigious childhood cancer treatment and res... [read more]

National Eating Disorders Association
The National Eating Disorders Association is dedicated to expanding public understanding of eating disorders and promoting access to quality treatment for those affected along with support for their f... [read more]

National Foundation for Cancer Research
The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) was founded in 1973 to support cancer research from a scientific perspective. NFCR research at both the cellular and molecular levels is leading to b... [read more]

National Hemophilia Foundation
Over 50 years ago, Robert and Betty Jane Henry established the National Hemophilia Foundation in order to foster awareness about hemophilia and advertise the need for state-of-the-art research. Tod... [read more]

National Mental Health Association
The National Mental Health Association (NMHA) is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. With more than 340 affiliates natio... [read more]

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Through its nationwide network of chapters, the National MS Society supports research efforts, educates, provides a variety of empowering programs, organizes fund-raising events, and advocates for peo... [read more]

Prevent Blindness America
Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness America® is the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Prevent Blindness America serves m... [read more]

The Smile Train
No one knows how many millions of children there are in the world suffering from clefts. No one knows how many lives will never be lived. How many children will never eat or speak properly, never go t... [read more]

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., (a Texas non-profit corporation) (Foundation) was formed in 1982. The stated mission of the Foundation is to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threat... [read more]

United Cerebral Palsy Associations
For 50 years, UCP (a.k.a. United Cerebral Palsy) has been committed to change and progress for persons with disabilities. The national organization and its nationwide network of 111 affiliates in 39 s... [read more]

 

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