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PAWS Chicago Ranked Among Top Charities by Chicago Magazine

Nov 21, 2012

Chicago magazine’s December issue features its Guide to Charitable Giving, naming PAWS Chicago as one of 15 ‘gold standard’ charities.

“There are still 25,000 or so nonprofits in the area clamoring for your dollars. The big question: Which of them will make the best use of your money?” asks writer Mark Sorkin.

“That’s where this story comes in,” Sorkin answers. “Chicago quizzed professors, philanthropic consultants, and the brains behind the website Charity Navigator—a nonprofit that rates the viability of charities on a four-star scale—to come up with key guidelines for sizing up an organization,” he continues.

“Don’t have time to do the vetting? We did it for you, identifying 15 standout area nonprofits in seven categories that meet widely accepted guidelines for financial health and deliver on their stated missions in measurable ways.”

Congratulations to the 15 Gold Standard charities:

Hunger and Homelessness
Greater Chicago Food Depository
Habitat for Humanity
Inspiration Corporation

Environment
Alliance for the Great Lakes
Environmental Law & Policy Center

Health
American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago

Kids and Education
Big Shoulders Fund
Ronald McDonald House Charities
SOS Children’s Villages Illinois

Pets
PAWS Chicago

Culture
Chicago Public Library Foundation
Joffrey Ballet

Global
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International

Read the Chicago Magazine article!

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