If you didn’t know, today is National Philanthropy Day (November 15)—a 30-plus year-old annual celebration of all those who devote their lives’ work to helping others. While you might not need a holiday to be philanthropic, today is a good reminder to give back.
If you need some ideas on organizations doing important and needed work, I’ve asked some of my coworkers, favorite real estate sources, and even our founder, for their favorite home-centric nonprofits. Together, we’ve created a diverse list of trusted organizations that are well worth your time, money, or awareness—the only common thread is that they help people in need establish a safe, healthier home life. Of course, this is not a comprehensive list—there are thousands of organizations around the world worth supporting, but here is just a taste to start.