Charities & Causes

Charitable hands outreaching
Times are tough. The financial crisis has struck many, and everywhere across America people are looking for ways to save money. Despite the rough economy, we’ve discovered that – now, more than ever – MNN readers are looking for ways that they can give back. They are seeking avenues where they can help improve the world around them through charitable giving. The articles in this section reflect that mood of philanthropy and helping those in need.
From individual giving and acts of kindness to supporting specific causes, charity is more widespread than ever.  There are many causes aligned with MNN's mission to 'Improve Your World' that range from environmental conservation and animal rescue to outreach. MNN provides a wealth of content on ways to give back and conserve as well as profiles activities by any number of charitable causes. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Chef Jose Andres nominated for Nobel Prize

How to help people affected by the California wildfires

10 thoughtful gifts that double your generosity

These 5 groups are still feeding the hungry in the Florida Panhandle

The real search for alien intelligence has begun

This cozy concrete house was 3-D printed in under 24 hours

Low-powered community radio is proving to be a powerful voice

ALS Challenge turns from ice to fiery peppers

California city plans to pay needy residents

One woman met a stray dog — and changed everything for a forgotten breed

Is it unmanly to care about the environment?

How vending machines can help the homeless