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Who are Australia's best and worst charities?

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Ever wondered if your donation is really making a difference?

We have undertaken due diligence on well-known Australian charities so you know who is most effective and who is not. We ask the right questions to help you understand what each charity does, how they use their money, and the results they achieve. We want you to feel good about giving.

We will provide a donation recommendation for each charity based on whether the charity demonstrates it is trustworthy and effective at achieving its mission. We provide one of three recommendations:

  • Do not donate - the charity does not demonstrate they are trustworthy
  • Donate - the charity demonstrates they are generally trustworthy and somewhat effective
  • Donate with confidence - the charity demonstrates they are trustworthy and effective.

Our recommendation is based on a comprehensive review of each charity’s Annual Report, Financial Report, Constitution, amongst other information published on their website. Here's more on our approach.

The Good Cause Co. is the first organisation to offer completely independent and unbiased reviews of Australian charities. Our mission is to help you feel good about giving.

Click on a charity below to find out more.


Charity evaluations

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1. Environment

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2. International Development

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3. Children's Health

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4. Disability

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5. Animals

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6. Chronic Disease

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7. Mental Health

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8. Emergency Services

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9. Religious 

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10. Disadvantaged Australians

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11. Veteran

 

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