Five-Star Charities

Charity Intelligence has rated over 800 charities on a scale of 0 to 5 stars. Below is a list of the 5-star charities that we have found to date, based on our metrics. To see how the star ratings are calculated, please see our methodology page.

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  • Memorial University of Newfoundland [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Launch forth into the deep

    Education - University

    St. John’s, NL

  • Relief, development and peace in the name of Christ

    Social Services

    Abbotsford, BC

  • Mennonite Central Committee Canada [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Relief, development, and peace in the name of Christ.

    International Aid

    Winnipeg, MB

  • Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Relief, development and peace in the name of Christ.

    Social Services

    Winnipeg, MB

  • Mennonite Central Committee Ontario [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Relief, development and peace in the name of Christ

    Social Services

    Kitchener, ON

  • Mississauga Food Bank [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope.

    Social Services - Food Bank (Distributor)

    3121 Universal Drive, ON

  • MLSE Foundation [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Team up for kids

    Fundraising Organization - Pro Sports Team

    Toronto, ON

  • Moisson Montréal [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Ensuring an optimal food supply to the community organizations that provide assistance to people in crisis on the Island of Montréal

    Social Services - Food Bank (Distributor)

    Montreal, QC

  • Moorelands Community Services [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Bridging the opportunity gap for kids.

    Social Services - At-Risk Youth

    Toronto, ON

  • Nature Conservancy of Canada [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    A force for nature.


    Toronto, ON

  • Nova Scotia Nature Trust [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Nova Scotians Protecting Nova Scotia.


    Dartmouth, NS

  • Operation Eyesight Universal [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    For All The World To See

    International Aid

    Calgary, AB

  • Opportunity International Canada [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Changing lives, changing course. Replacing poverty with sustainability.

    International Aid

    Oakville, ON

  • Ottawa Food Bank [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    People succeed when they aren't hungry. We make that happen.

    Social Services - Food Bank (Distributor)

    Ottawa, ON

  • Partners in Mission Food Bank [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Providing nourishment and hope to those we serve.

    Social Services - Food Bank (Distributor)

    Kingston, ON

  • Regina & District Food Bank [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Fighting Hunger Feeding Hope

    Social Services - Food Bank (Multi-Service Agency)

    Regina, SK

  • RESET Society of Calgary [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Serving Society's Needs with Love

    Social Services - Women

    Calgary, AB

  • Rick Hansen Foundation [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Actively removing barrieres and improving the lives of people with disabilities.

    Social Services

    Richmond, BC

  • Ryan's Well [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene changes everything

    International Aid

    Kemptville, ON

  • Second Harvest [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    No waste. No hunger.

    Social Services - Food Bank (Distributor)

    Etobicoke, ON


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