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10 Best Charities in America

#1 (Tie): Matthew 25: Ministries
Overall score (out of 70): 69.95
Total contributions: $144,794,135

Committed to helping what it calls "the poorest of the poor," Matthew 25: Ministries provides humanitarian aid and disaster relief to people in need throughout the U.S. and world regardless of race, religion or political persuasion. The organization works by rescuing and reusing products from major corporations and manufacturers, including nutritional supplements, educational materials and micro-enterprise supplies.

It's little surprise that Matthew 25: Ministries tied for first-place on our list of the best charities of 2013. More than 99% of its cash and in-kind donations go toward programs, and in 2012 the organization delivered $45 worth of humanitarian aid for every $1 that was donated.

#1 (Tie): Globus Relief
Overall score (out of 70): 69.95
Total contributions: $104,823,599

With a Charity Navigator score of 69.95 out of 70, Globus Relief tied for first place on our list of the 10 best charities in America. Calling itself a "medical resource humanitarian organization," Globus Relief helps distribute crucial medical equipment and supplies to those in need in the U.S. and throughout the world. The organization credits its spirit of cooperation to its success. Globus Relief's valuable corporate and business partnerships have allowed it to redirect humanitarian resources to charity partners so that they can provide healthcare services more effectively. By partnering with more than 500 charities and servicing more than 12,000 projects, the organization has impacted more than 100 countries worldwide.

--Written by Kristin Colella for MainStreet

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