100 Charities Making the World a Better Place


Salt has £1,250 and a year-long advertising campaign to donate and we’d like you to decide which charities it should go to. Be sure to vote using our website poll! Your vote could make all the difference.


We’ve compiled a list of 100 campaigns (below) which are making a global impact and would like you to vote for up to 10 of your favourites. Whichever charity receives the most votes will win a donation of £1,000 as well as FREE promotion from Salt for a year in our print magazine and through our social media networks. Nine runners-up will win free digital advertising via Twitter for three months. What’s more, everyone who votes will be entered into a random draw with the chance to win a £250 donation from Salt to the charity of his or her choice.

READ THIS: Five Charities Who Did Great Things in 2014

If you think we’ve left any causes out, please feel free to share the details in the comments section – we’re looking for charities that are making a positive impact.

Vote for the charity campaigns of your choice from our list of 100 via the poll on the right (or below on some smartphones).

Help us choose a cause to support and thank you for your support and for helping to make a positive impact!

As we would like to give you all enough time to cast your votes, we have decided to extend the poll to Friday 22 May.

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20 Charity Campaigns about peace, civil rights and freedom

Muslim Aid UK#1 Gaza Emergency Appeal – Muslim Aid UK
Website (click here)
Muslim Aid UK believes that intervention in emergency situations must be rapid and well structured to be successful. The Gaza Emergency Appeal is heavily involved in Gaza.

British Red Cross#2 Syria Crisis Winter Appeal
Website (click here)
They refuse to ignore people in crisis in Syria.

The UN Refugee Agency#3 Ukraine Emergency – The UN Refugee Agency
Website(click here)
The UN Refugee Agency in the UK stands up for the people who suffer from civil war and violence. They have launched a campaign tosupport people from Ukraine.

Peace in the Congo#4 Falling Whistles – Peace in the Congo
Website (click here)
Falling Whistles raise money to finance projects in Congo. Their mission is to build a social development fund that fuels progress towards peace in Congo.

Interpeace#5 Interpeace
Website (click here)
Interpeace is an international peace building organization. They cover a lot of conflicts, especially in Libya, Mali, Ivory Coast, Liberia.

UNICEF#6 For every child in danger – UNICEF
Website (click here)
UNICEF provides support to the world’s childrenin regions in crisis, such as Central African Republic, Syria and South Sudan.

War Child#7 – War Child
Website (click here)
An international charity based in London, War Child protects and supports children affected by war.

Child Soldiers International#8 Child Soldiers International
Website (click here)
Child Soldiers International campaigns globally for an end to the recruitment and use of children – boys and girls under 18 – by armed forces or militant groups.

 International Campaign To Ban Landmines#9 International Campaign To Ban Landmines
Website (click here)
ICBL, 1997 Nobel Peace Prize Co-Laureate, works with the @MineBanTreaty for a world without landmines.

Anti-Slavery International#10 Stop Slavery in Thai Fishing Industry – Anti-Slavery International
Website (click here)
The Thai fishing industry is “built on slavery”, with trafficked workers enduring 20-hour shifts, regular beatings, torture and execution-style killings… Anti-Slavery International launched its campaign to stop those practices.

End it Movement#11 27×7 campaign – End it Movement
Website (click here)
End It is a coalition of the leading organizations fighting to end slavery. Thecoalition partners are doing the work, on the ground, everyday, to bring awareness, prevention, rescue, and restoration.

Free Pass for Torture#12 Free Pass for Torture – The American Civil Liberties Union
Website (click here)
The ACLU is a non-profit, non-partisan, public interest law firm and advocacy organization devoted to protecting the basic civil liberties of everyone in America.

New Police Practices#13 Protecting human rights around the world – Human Rights Watch
Website (click here)
Human Rights Watch provides timely information about human rights crises in more than 90 countries.

Death Penalty Focus#14 Death Penalty Focus
Website (click here)
Death Penalty Focus is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the death penalty and its alternatives.

#15 Freedom to Create – Article 19
Website (click here)
Defending freedom of expression and information

#16 Free Chelsea Manning – Amnesty International
Website (click here)
Chelsea Manning is serving a 35-year prison sentence for whistleblowing. He revealed to the public that the US army, the CIA and Iraqi and Afghan forces committed human rights violations.

Save The Internet#17 Save The Internet
Website (click here)
A non-partisan organization fighting for our right to connect and communicate through internet.

 Electronic Frontier Foundation#18 Say No to Online Censorship – Electronic Frontier Foundation
Website (click here)
The Electronic Frontier Foundation defends your civil liberties in a digital world.

Help for Heroes#19 Help for Heroes
Website (click here)
Help For Heroes provides practical, direct support for the wounded, injured andsick service personnel, veterans, and their families in the UK.

Project Odyssey#20 Wounded Warrior Project – Project Odyssey
Website (click here)
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project is to honor andempower wounded warriors through outdoor, and recreational activities.

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20 Charity campaigns about health and wellbeing

World Hunger#1 World Hunger – CARE
Website (click here)
CARE fights global poverty and world hunger worldwide.

Caritas#2 Caritas – One human family, food for all
Website (click here)
Caritas International is the humanitarian and development organization of the Catholic Church that provides the poor with food.

Charity Water#3 Charity Water
Website (click here)
Charity Water is a NYC-based charity working in 22 developing countries, bringing clean water to people in need.

 South Sudan Emergency#4 South Sudan Emergency – Oxfam
Website (click here)
Fierce fighting in South Sudan has forced more than a million people from their homes. Support Oxfam’s response in South Sudan and help them provide urgently needed food, water and sanitation now and prevent this crisis turning into a catastrophe.

Ebola Emergency#5 Ebola Emergency – Doctors Without Borders
Website (click here)
Doctors without Borders provides medical care for the victims of ebola.

Life In My shoes#6 Life In My shoes – Body and Soul charity
Website (click here)
Pioneering UK charity supporting thousands of children, teens and families living with, or closely affected, by HIV. Their campaign Twitter account is @lifeinmyshoes

 Malaria No More#7 Malaria No More
Website (click here)
Malaria No More is determined to end malaria deaths.

Dryathlon#8 Dryathlon – Cancer Research UK
Website (click here)
Cancer Research UK pioneers life-saving research to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

British Heart Foundation#9 British Heart Foundation
Website (click here)
The British Heart Foundation is leading the fight against coronary heart disease, the UK’s single biggest killer.

Maternal Health is a Human Right#10 Maternal Health is a Human Right – Amnesty International
Website (click here)
Around the world, one woman dies every 90 seconds in pregnancy or childbirth. Amnesty International can help, but they need your support.

Stop Breast Cancer For Good #11 Stop Breast Cancer For Good – Breakthrough
Website (click here)
Breakthrough Breast Cancer is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to stopping people getting and dying from breast cancer.

Movember#12 Movember
Website (click here)
A global organization changing the face of men’s health, where men grow moustaches for the 30 days of November to raise funds.

 Inspiring Improvement#13 Inspiring Improvement – The Health Foundation
Website (click here)
The Health Foundation is an independent charity working to improve the quality of healthcare in the UK.

Young Minds#14 Young Minds
Website (click here)
The UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people

Alzheimer’s Research#15 Alzheimer’s Research
Website (click here)
The UK’s leading dementia research charity – your source for the latest research developments in Alzheimer’s and dementia.

 Dignity in Dying#16 Dignity in Dying
Website (click here)
They believe everybody has the right to a good death, including the option of assisted dying for terminally ill, mentally competent adults.

End Polio Now#17 End Polio Now
Website (click here)
International’s End Polio Now campaign fights to end polio forever.

End Fistula#18 End Fistula
Website (click here)
UNFPA and partners launched the global Campaign to End Fistula to make this condition as rare in developing countries as it is in the developed world.

The Mental Health Foundation#19 The Mental Health Foundation
Website (click here)
The Mental Health Foundation is the UK charity for everyone’s mental health

 Shelter#20 Shelter
Website (click here)
Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity

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20 Charity Campaigns about equality, including poverty

Plan UK#1 Plan UK – Because I Am A Girl campaign
Website (click here)
Plan UK works with children in 50 of the world’s poorest countries so they can move from poverty to a life opportunity. One major campaign promotes girls’ rights.

#2 Women Should – UN Women
Website (click here)
UN Women is the UN body for gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Time to Change#3 Time to Change
Website (click here)
Time to Change wants to end the stigma and discrimination experienced by people with mental health problems.

Walk In Her Shoes#4 Walk In Her Shoes – Care International
Website (click here)
CARE fights global poverty by empowering women and girls through education, maternal health initiatives and microfinance.

 Save the Children#5 Save the Children
Website (click here)
Save the Children works in more than 120 countries to save children’s lives and fight for their rights. It helps them fulfil their potential.

Crisis#6 Crisis – Get fit, help end homelessness
Website (click here)
The national charity for single homeless people.

Give a Future#7 Give a Future – Action Aid
Website (click here)
A global movement of people working to further human rights and defeat poverty.

 The Last#8 The Last – Malala Fund
Website (click here)
The Malala Fund is the official organization led by Malala Yousafzai focused on helping girls go to school and raise their voices for the right to education.

War On Want#9 War On Want
Website (click here)
War On Want fights the root causes of poverty and human rights violations, as part of the worldwide movement for global justice.

Human Rights Campaign#10 Human Rights Campaign
Website (click here)
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (#LGBT) #equality.

Equality Now#11 Equality Now
Website (click here)
Protecting & promoting the human rights of women and girls around the world through legal advocacy and mobilization of public pressure.

Liberty 80#12 Liberty 80
Website (click here)
Liberty is a campaigning organization with 80 years of expertise. We protect civil liberties and promote human rights for everyone. Join Us – Be Heard.

DitchTheLabel.org#13 DitchTheLabel.org – Ditch or Dare (Create Your Own Campaign)
Website (click here)
Second website (click here)
We are an ambitious and energetic team of adults and teens working with schools, colleges, youths and parents from across the UK to help reduce the prominence and harmful effect of bullying within the UK’s education system.

 Mayors for Marriage Freedom#14 Mayors for Marriage Freedom – Freedom to Marry
Website (click here)
Freedom to Marry is the US campaign to win marriage in every state for all loving and committed couples.

Stop FGM Now#15 Stop FGM Now
Website (click here)
Stop FGM Now is a charity that fights against Female Genital Mutilation.

Uganda Underground#16 Uganda Underground – Planting Peace
Website (click here)
Planting Peace is a non-profit organization specializing in deworming, orphanages, rain forest conservation, tree planting, equality and peace.
Uganda Underground and its homes provide shelter and refuge for those attempting to protect themselves from widespread prejudice and institutionalized violence.

American Civil Liberties Union#17 American Civil Liberties Union
Website (click here)
The ACLU is a non-profit, non-partisan, public interest law firm and advocacy organization devoted to protecting the basic civil liberties of everyone in the US.

Liberty 80#18 Liberty 80
Website (click here)
Liberty 80 is a campaigning organization with 80 years of expertise. They protect civil liberties and promote human rights for everyone.

The Down’s Syndrome Association#19 The Down’s Syndrome Association
Website (click here)
The Down’s Syndrome Association is helping people with Down’s syndrome to live full and rewarding lives.

Dream Home Giveaway#20 Dream Home Giveaway – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Website (click here)
The Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancers.

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20 Charity Campaigns about sustainability

Go Green Week#1 Go Green Week – People and Planet
Website (click here)
Britain’s largest student network campaigning about world poverty, human rights and the environment. Go Green Week is People and Planet’s annual national week of climate action in schools, colleges and universities.
Every February, students run a week of activities to raise awareness and demand stronger action to tackle the climate crisis.

Sustainable Consumption#2 Sustainable Consumption – PopulationMatters.org
Website (click here)
Their vision is of a sustainable future, with decent living standards, environmental sustainability and a stable population size within resource constraints.

 The Climate Reality Project#3 The Climate Reality Project
Website (click here)
Founded by Al Gore, they are bringing the world together to cut carbon pollution and create a healthy and prosperous future powered by clean energy.

Institute for Sustainability#4 Institute for Sustainability
Website (click here)
The Institute for Sustainability helps accelerate the delivery of economically, environmentally and socially sustainable cities and communities.

Climate Campaign#5 Climate Campaign
Website (click here)
Campaign against Climate Change mobilizes people across the UK and globally.

 Earth Share #6 Earth Share – Combined Federal Campaign
Website (click here)
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is still the largest workplace giving campaign in the world and raises millions of dollars annually for non-profits that protect the planet, serve communities, and provide vital resources to people in need.

Start UK#7 Start UK
Website (click here)
Start is an initiative inspired by The Prince of Wales to encourage people across the UK to lead more sustainable lifestyles and become more energy aware.

GreenPeace#8 GreenPeace
Website (click here)
An independent global campaigning organization acting to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect the environment and promote peace.

WasteWatch#9 WasteWatch
Website (click here)
Inspires and helps people to waste less and live more sustainably. Waste Watch is part of Keep Britain Tidy.

Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament#10 Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Website (click here)
The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament campaigns against the UK and other countries’ possession of nuclear weapons and other WMDs.

Woodland Trust#11 Woodland Trust
Website (click here)
Founded in 1972, the Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity.

Rainforest Alliance#12 Rainforest Alliance – Leapfrog campaign
Website (click here)
International non-profit organization working to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods. The Leapfrog Campaign is about creating a new ethical economy.

Planting Peace#13 Planting Peace – Rainforest Conservation
Website (click here)
Planting Peace has purchased 624 acres of Peruvian rainforest land, which has now been placed in a land trust and is 100% shielded from destruction. Its hope is to continue to buy land around the existing reserve so it can expand its parameters, thus expanding thprotective practices of the Amazon.

Trees for Cities #14 Trees for Cities – Freeze for Trees
Website (click here)
Uk charity that plants trees in parts of cities that need it most. It grows stronger neighbourhoods, enhances urban landscapes and improves health and happiness.

Water Aid#15 Water Aid
Website (click here)
Has a vision is of a world where everyone, everywhere has clean water and sanitation by 2030.

One World One Ocean#16 One World One Ocean
Website (click here)
One World One Ocean is a media campaign by Oscar-nominated MacGillivray Freeman Films (@macfreefilms) that is using film, TV and digital to promote protect of the oceans.

Friends of the Earth#17 Friends of the Earth
Website (click here)
They see the wellbeing of people and planet as one and the same. This inspires their campaigns on climate, energy, wildlife and living within the planet’s limits.

Organic Consumers Association#18 Organic Consumers Association
Website (click here)
Campaigning for health, justice, sustainability, peace and democracy.

Website (click here)
A national US group that supports the labelling of genetically engineered foods.

Slow Food#20 Slow Food
Website (click here)
A global grassroots’ movement for good, clean and fair food. Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating.

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20 Charity Campaigns about Animals and Wildlife

Join the movement to defend our oceans#1 Join the movement to defend our oceans – Greenpeace
Website (click here)
They are a movement of people campaigning and taking direct action to protect the environment and promote peace. This campaign is mainly to protect underwater wildlife.

Fish Fight#2 Fish Fight
Website (click here)
Fish Fight has campaigned to change the way fish is caught, sold and consumed in the UK, across Europe, and around the world.

Adopt a Polar Bear#3 Adopt a Polar Bear – WWF
Website (click here)
They are building a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

Act for wildlife#4 Act for wildlife – Chester Zoo
Website (click here)
Act for Wildlife is a wildlife conservation campaign led by @chesterzoo, helping to save endangered species around the world from extinction.

Never be silent#5 Never be silent – PETA
Website (click here)
Every day, animals lose their lives in awful ways. They suffer, yet they cannot ask for the abuse to stop. That’s up to us. Pledge never to be silent in the face of abuse and exploitation.

The Bee Cause#6 The Bee Cause – Friends of the Earth
Website (click here)
We see the wellbeing of people and planet as one and the same. This inspires our campaigns on climate, energy, wildlife and living within the planet’s limits.

 Animal Aid#7 Animal Aid
Website (click here)
Animal rights group campaigning against animal experiments, factory farming, wildlife culls & use of animals in sport. We encourage veg & vegan diets.

 Love Animals#8 Love Animals
Website (click here)
LoveAnimals.org  is a non-profit crowdfunding platform for people and animal charities to raise money for the animals they love, for free!

Save Animals and Prevent Animal Cruelty#9 Save Animals and Prevent Animal Cruelty – ASPCA
Website (click here)
Fighting animal cruelty, promoting pet adoption, and helping you take good care of your pets!

Farm Protection Animal Campaign#10 Farm Protection Animal Campaign – Human Society of USA
Website (click here)
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), is a national animal welfare organization celebrating animals and confronting cruelty!
The HSUS works on many fronts to protect farm animals from some of the most egregious abuses on factory farms.

Protecting Migratory Birds #11 Protecting Migratory Birds – The Nature Conservancy
Website (click here)
The Nature Conservancy’s Migratory Bird Program helps to ensure that conservation efforts appropriately address the special habitat needs of wide-ranging and migratory birds.
Conservancy scientists and planners work to identify networks of habitats needed by bird species throughout North America, Latin America and the Caribbean. Then, they develop plans and implement strategies to help conserve them at the local level.

Adopt a WildLife Animal#12 Adopt a WildLife Animal – Defenders of Wildlife
Website (click here)
Wild animal adoptions are the perfect gift for holidays, birthdays, or any special occasion, for a friend or yourself. Your animal adoption helps Defenders of Wildlife save endangered species.
Defenders of Wildlife leads the pack when it comes to protecting wild animals and plants in their natural communities.

Save Tigers Now#13 Save Tigers Now – WWF
Website (click here)
Save Tigers Now is a global campaign by World Wildlife Fund and Leonardo DiCaprio. Their goal is to build political, financial and public support to double the number of wild tigers by 2022, the next Year of the Tiger.

Ban the Sale of Ivory in US #14 Ban the Sale of Ivory in US  – Wildlife Conservation Society
Website (click here)
The Wildlife Conservation Society aim to ban the sale of ivory in the United States.

Save the New Zealand Dolphin#15 Save the New Zealand Dolphin – Whale and Dolphin Conservation
Website (click here)
WDC is the leading global charity dedicated to the conservation and protection of whales and dolphins. For a world where every whale & dolphin is safe and free

Fight for Flight#16 Fight for Flight  – Captive Animal Protection Society
Website (click here)
Founded in 1957, the Captive Animals’ Protection Society (CAPS) is one of the UK’s longest-running charities working to protect animals.

On Campus Veg Booklets#17 On Campus Veg Booklets – Animal Equality
Website (click here)
Animal Equality is an international animal advocacy organization that is dedicated to defending animals through public education, campaigns and investigations.

 The Slaughter And Consumption Of Dogs And Cats Must End In The USA#18 The Slaughter And Consumption Of Dogs And Cats Must End In The USA – The Animal Rescue Site
Website (click here)
Due to unclear and porous state laws, it is legal to sell and consume dog and cat meat, and also legal to raise them for that purpose. According to the Human Society, puppy mills are raising dogs that are sold to butchers around the country as a delicacy. These dogs are raised under horrific conditions. The barbaric and cruel practice of eating household pets is denounced around the world, yet it still happens in our backyard.

Trees For Life#19 Trees For Life
Website (click here)
Scotland’s leading conservation volunteering charity, working to rewild the Highlands. We provide habitats for wildlife by planting forests for the future.

The Wildlife Trust#20 The Wildlife Trust
Website (click here)
Sharing nature stuff, stories & news from The Wildlife Trusts – our goal is nature’s recovery on land and at sea.




  1. This is such a great idea! Can I recommend The Boys and Girls of America? They do such great things for the youth here in the States.

    • Hi Joe! Yes, please nominate them and encourage others to do the same. The more votes they get the better their chances. Since they’re not on the list, people must use #WeAreSalt on Twitter to nominate the True Colors Fund.