CharityNavigator Score: 68.88
At number five on the list is the National Women’s Law Center, an organization that targets a different kind of disadvantaged community than just the poor or disabled. By providing opportunities in education, employment, health and other areas, the NWLC aims to help all women improve their lives, though it pays special attention to women living in poverty.
Taking guidance from the simple mission to help women who have been the victims of discrimination, the group aims to pass new laws that support women’s issues, to litigate notable cases at the highest levels of the judicial system, and to educate the public about on how to make laws and public policies work for women and their families.
To do this the group manages an annual budget of around $9 million. While the group receives high ratings for its finances and overall accountability and transparency, it’s worth noting that the group’s two co-presidents, Nancy Duff Campbell and Marcia Greenberger, both take in more than $300,000 in annual compensation, higher than any other group on this list (though substantially lower than the salaries of the 15 highest-paid charity CEOs in America).