Four Star Charities

Charity Intelligence has rated over 750 charities on a scale of 0 to 4 stars.

Below is a list of the 4-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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  • Pathways to Education [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Building a graduation nation


    Toronto, ON

  • Compassion. Care. Support.

    Health - Palliative

    Toronto, ON

  • The Anglican Church of Canada's agency for sustainable development, relief, refugees and global justice.

    International Aid

    Toronto, ON

  • Queen's University [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times

    Education - University

    Kingston, ON

  • Redwood [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Free from fear. Free from threat.

    Social Services - Women

    Toronto, ON

  • Ryan's Well [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene changes everything

    International Aid

    Kemptville, ON

  • Saskatoon Food Bank [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Ensuring a food secure community

    Social Services - Food Bank (Multi-Service Agency)

    Saskatoon, SK

  • Second Harvest [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    30 years of food rescue

    Social Services - Food Bank (Distributor)

    Toronto, ON

  • SEVA Canada [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Giving the gift of sight.

    International Aid

    Vancouver, BC

  • Shelterbox Canada [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    What We Can Do When Disaster Strikes.

    International Aid

    Toronto, ON

  • Simon Fraser University [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Engaging The World

    Education - University

    Vancouver, BC

  • St. Stephen's Community House [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Creating Opportunities. Strengthening Communities.

    Social Services

    Toronto, ON

  • Street Health [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Together We Can Make It Work

    Social Services - Homeless

    Toronto, ON

  • Terry Fox Foundation [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    A single dream. A world of hope.

    Health - Cancer

    Burnaby, BC

  • Removing barriers for children so that every child is nourished and able to learn.

    Social Services - Youth

    Toronto, ON

  • Toronto Humane Society [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    To promote the humane care and protection ofall animals and to prevent cruelty and suffering.

    Animal Welfare

    Toronto, ON

  • Trails Youth Initiatives [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Four seasons. Four years. For life.

    Social Services - At-Risk Youth

    Stouffville, ON

  • To preserve and strengthen the quality of Jewish life in Greater Toronto, Canada, Israel, and around the world through philanthropic, volunteer and professional leadership

    Fundraising Organization

    Toronto, ON

  • Change starts here

    Fundraising Organization

    Burlington, ON

  • United Way Elgin Middlesex [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    We mobilize the power of our community to create lasting change

    Fundraising Organization

    London, ON