These nine already work in Southeast Asia and are top-rated by Charity Navigator, the charity rating group.
AmeriCares is an emergency response and global health organization. They have already sent an emergency response team from their offices in Mumbai to Nepal with shipments of medical aid and relief supplies for survivors. Click here to donate specifically to Nepal earthquake relief
CARE is a humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. It has a long-established presence in Nepal, and told USA Today it was coordinating with other agencies to assist up to 75,000 people. Click here to donate.
Doctors Without Borders provides medical care in war zones and other humanitarian disasters worldwide, and already has medical teams in Nepal. Click here to donate.
International Medical Corps is a Los Angeles-based agency that provides volunteer doctors and nurses and the medical equipment they need to work for disasters such as the Nepal earthquake. Text MED to 80888 to give $10 in support of International Medical Corps’ emergency response. US mobile phones only.
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is sending medical equipment, including for a field hospital with a neo-natal unit. Click here to donate
Catholic Relief Services is the international humanitarian agency of the Catholic Church in the United States. It maintains field offices in Nepal and has started its relief effort by providing procuring emergency relief materials such as tarpaulins/shelter kits and water, sanitation and hygiene material. Click here to donate.
Direct Relief is a nonprofit that specializes in providing international medical assistance. It is in the process of coordinating with local partners in Nepal and will focus its relief efforts on the “valley around Kathmandu, where medical facilities are overflowing with patients seeking care.” Click here to donate.
GlobalGiving is a charity fundraising website that has set up a fund specifically for Nepal relief efforts. Click here to donate to the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund. The money will go to help first responders meet survivors’ immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. Once initial relief work is complete, this fund will transition to support longer-term recovery efforts run by vetted local organizations, according to a post on the GlobalGiving website.
Save the Children is an international NGO dedicated to promoting children’s rights and providing relief and support to children in developing countries. It has set up a Nepal Earthquake Children’s Relief fund to protect vulnerable children and provide desperately needed relief to families. Ten percent of the funds collected will go to prepare for the next disaster.
READ Global is a US-based non-profit that builds libraries and community centers in Nepal, Bhutan and rural India. READ Global is the philanthropic arm of the highly regarded tour operator Myths and Mountains. Click here to donate.
The Seva Foundation is a US-based nonprofit known for its work treating blindness. It has a long-running presence in Nepal and has set up an emergency relief fund. Click here to donate.
Beware of charity frauds that claim to be raising money for Nepal earthquake relief. Before you donate your hard earned money to a scammer, check the charity with Charity Navigator or another charity rating service.