Unsure Where To Donate This Holiday Season? Here Are Charity Navigator’s 4-Star Charities In Utah

Dec 17, 2019, 7:59 AM

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The holiday season is a time to give generously to the causes and organizations you value.

How do you choose the right charity, though?

Charity Navigator uses an easy to understand star system, ranking charities from zero to four stars. It evaluates financial health, accountability and transparency of organizations. For instance, Charity Navigator allows you to see how much of the donated money goes to administration, the charity’s total revenue, and whether or not the organization has a conflict of interest policy.

Here are some of the four-star organizations you can donate to right here in Utah.


The YWCA Utah is Charity Navigator’s highest-rated charity based on financial health, accountability, and transparency of the management structure. The organization responds to the needs and aspirations of local women with innovative programs, by promoting the rights and interests of women, and advocating for positive social change.

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance 

This group’s mission is to protect Utah’s red rock wilderness areas from oil and gas development, road construction and rampant off-road vehicle use.

The Utah Symphony & Opera

The mission of the Utah Symphony & Opera is to give great performances that engage, educate and enrich lives.

The Utah Food Bank

The Utah Food Bank fights hunger statewide by working with community partners and volunteers to distribute emergency food to individuals and families who are in need.

The United Way of Northern Utah

Based in Ogden, the United Way of Norther Utah’s mission is to improve lives in Northern Utah by focusing on community education, promoting financial stability and independence, improving people’s health, and advancing the common good.

The United Way of Utah County

United Way of Utah County focuses on preparing children to succeed in school and beyond, building financially stable families, and creating a healthy community.

The Humane Society of Utah

The Humane Society of Utah is dedicated to the elimination of pain, fear and suffering in all animals. It provides an array of programs to help enrich the lives of animals.

Habitat For Humanity Utah County

Habitat for Humanity of Utah County uses volunteer labor, professional expertise and tax-deductible donations to obtain land and build simple, decent homes in Utah County. Families who meet the qualifications help build, then purchase the home at no profit to the organization.

Voices for Utah Children

This organization is dedicated to the healthy development of all children in the state. Voices for Utah Children focuses on health, school readiness, safety, economic stability and diversity.


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Unsure Where To Donate This Holiday Season? Here Are Charity Navigator’s 4-Star Charities In Utah